Skip to main content

Educents: Carus Magazine Deal



A few months ago I found a daily flash deal (i.e. Living Social) that was nothing but educational materials called Educents. The great thing about these daily deals are they are easy to spend about 15 seconds glancing over, and can save you major money on things you might have bought for full price. I'm a big believer in not buying things just because you have a coupon for, but that you actually need. I won't use the coupon just because it's $1.50 off. If I wouldn't have bought it in the first place, I'm still loosing money, not saving. 

In the past few months I have bought one product, at at least 50% off, and I would have bought it, or something similar, for much more. I've been happy with my purchase, which was a virtual pre-reader French video program that the kids now have access to for 1 year. If I didn't already have 3 out of these 5 magazines coming monthly in our home, this deal would be my second purchase. 

I've written many times about Carus magazines and how much I love them. They are ad-free, the subscription via Educents includes a free ipad version of each issue, and each magazine comes with it's own online game & fun 'room' that links to each month's issue. I often use the online games as rewards for the kids, who love to play computer games, and I know they are not only connecting with the topics & characters just read about in the magazines, but also ad & pop-up free, and completely wholesome. 

Any commission I make is minute, but I want you to know of these great deals, to see if it's something your family might value or need. If you choose to invest in one of these deals, and you found out about it here, can you click my educents button to purchases? I don't intend to do more than 1 or 2 of these reviews per month (might even be less) it just so happens that 2 I wanted to review & forward on the blog are this week. 

Magazines are excellent gifts for kids, because they love getting special mail, and this magazine comes 9 times per year, and includes free online games. We've had these in our home for 3 years, and I recommend them all the time. I've even recommended them to school librarians back when I was selling Usborne books! I think that highly of them. They would be a great addition in your home for any age of child. They have magazines for toddlers & pre-readers, preschoolers, young & older elementary, through high school and also a Spanish magazine. The deal starts today (click over to see more details) and ends in just a few days so don't delay. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To: DIY Sand/Water Table

How To: Build A Sand/Water Table for Under $30!
Sorry this took me so long to blog, but I had to have a tool list and full instructions before I could do so.
A little history on my love for the sand/water table. I love the idea behind tools for tiny hands, i.e. the Montessori Method, and like to have Lukka 'figure things out for himself', even when he is playing. I try to have the most simple and basic toys available for 3 reasons: a) simple toys generally have less parts, which means less of a hassle for me
b) simple toys inspire way more creativity and imagination than do 'exact replica' toys
c) they are much more aesthetically pleasing to look at, therefore, not making every nook and cranny of our house an eyesore!
I know the last reason is just for me, but it's true. Plastic things don't generally last 1/2 as long as wooden or fabric toys, and they are unattractive. For this reason, I started to look for a wooden sand/water table as opposed to a plastic one …

The Rule of Threes

Costco aftermath
This is what my kitchen looks like for at least an hour after a Costco trip. I haul in everything after an exhausting journey through the busiest store (seemingly) in this country and I just can't do a dang thing more. For an hour. While I get a breather. And eat some obligatory reward chocolate. Eventually I'll get to those piles and everything will be put in it's proper place, but usually it stays like this for that necessary hour. 
                                                                          *** I don't think I'm alone in sensing that our culture has gone hog-wild with unrealistic expectations in just about every department, and I want to tell my friends, and anyone else who will listen, that we can only do so much in a day.  My husband once told me a friend of his pondered the busy-ness of our modern lives and said something to the effect of, "God gives us just enough time in the day to do only the things we need to do." …

17 in 2017 // What Happened? What Didn't?

one of Ani's goals: learning to bake!
This year was a great one--we did SO much as a family and I really think by setting up some 'Things to Do' with the kids in my goal list for 2017, we made them happen rather than thinking we could do them 'someday'. We traveled a lot in 2017; we hit every state on the West Coast including Alaska! We started our 6th year of homeschooling and went a bit rogue in a few subjects like Math. I started and finished a beloved book series with the kids. There were a few things that didn't happen because of circumstances, but almost everything else DID happen, and I'm proud of that! Intentions + action for the win! 

What Happened

*Learn to make pakora and butter chicken (crock pot): This might be cheating but a friend of mine sells Epicure spice blends and they just came out this past year with a pakora packet. It's healthy, fast, gluten-free, and delicious and I'm counting it! I also made the most delicious butter chicken…