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.