Start your Christmas shopping early: Toys ‘R Us deals

In looking through the ads yesterday, it looks like a lot of retailers are trying to jump start Christmas shopping. I usually try to have all of my shopping finished by Thanksgiving, so this works for me! There are some pretty good deals that you might want to take advantage of, especially if these things are on your list anyway. Don’t forget to take advantage of some of these good deals to give items away to local charity programs around the holidays.

At Toys ‘R Us, they’re celebrating Geoffrey’s birthday this week. The following “brands” are buy 2, get 1 free. All of the participating items are: LEGO, all books, all video games, all LeapFrog, all Barbie, all Star Wars Clone Wars, all PlaySkool, all Melissa & Doug puzzles, all GeoTrax, all Imaginext, all Thomas wooden engines, all K’Nex, all Mega Bloks, all Crayola Color Wonder/Explosion/Surge, all You & Me, all Disney Princess Dolls and playsets, all Just Like Home, all My Little Pony, all Littlest Pet Shop, and all Play-Dog.

The Sesame Street and Baby Einstein videos are buy one, get one free. Prices start at $5.99.

There are also some great manufacturer’s coupons and offers that will match up with these deals.

Right now, when you buy a Fisher Price TRIO building set, you get an instant $5 off. There are some sets that are priced at $5.99 that are part of this offer, so after the instant $5 off, you only pay $.99! This is one of the sets you can get for $.99:

There is also a printable manufacturer’s coupon here for $5 off with a minimum pre-tax purchase price of $10 (you can print 2 per computer). With the coupon and the instant discount, this police station would only be $4.99.

Check out all of the sets that are part of this offer here. ETA: It sounds like this deal may only be available online now 🙁 Check with your store for sure before going in.

The following Leap Frog printable coupons are available here:
$5 off any Tag Junior Book Pal
$3 off any Tag Junior Book
$10 off any Tag Reading System
$4 off any Tag Books
$10 off any Leapster Learning System
$5 off any Leapster games
$10 off any Didj Gaming system
$6 off any Didj games
$10 off any ClickStart My First Computer
$3 off any ClickStart games
$4 off any LeapFrog Learning Toys
$4 off any LeapFrog Fridge toys

For example, you can get a ClickStart My First Computer and two games for $42.98. The combined “list” price of these items is $101.97, so you’re saving over 50%! When doing the Buy 2, get one free offer, the least expensive item will always come off as the “free” item. It’s best to try to buy items that are similar in price to get the most bang for your buck. Also, if you are interested in the Tag books, they are a better deal at Target this week. You can see all of the participating Leap Frog items here.

All of the My Little Pony items are also buy 2, get 1 free. There is also a $5 off $20 My Little Pony printable coupon on You can get all of this for $19.78 (after coupons and discounts):

Check out all of the participating My Little Pony items here.