Latter-day Jane

A happy diversion of life, love and sisterly advice for Jane Austen fans everywhere. [There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. -Jane Austen]

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Rare 30% Off Any Book (Amazon Promo Code)

If you’re a book lover like me, this Black Friday weekend deal is going to make you do your happy dance — even if silently, in your head. Today through Sunday, November 29th, Amazon is giving us 30% off any one print book! Just use the promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout.

Important notes: this works on only one print book per Amazon account, and is good only on a book sold by Amazon. The maximum discount is $10. Shipping is free on orders of $35+, but of course the Amazon Prime subscription service offers free Prime shipping anytime. If you’re interested in the 30-day free trial, this is where you sign up.


Whether you’re treating yourself to something on the bestseller list, or snagging a great buy on a gift to go under the tree, enjoy the 30% off money-saver!

Select Magformers are 40% off today only at Amazon! (November 9)

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40% off Magformers (awesome toy for Christmas!)

Every now and then, I come across a deal that is just too good not to share.

Today only, select Magformers sets are 40% off at Amazon. This has the coveted 5 ***** rating. The most popular sets will likely sell out at this price point, so if you’re interested, don’t wait — if it’s anything like last year, your selection will be more limited as the day goes on.

Select Magformers are 40% off today only at Amazon! (November 9)

Some sets are recommended for ages 3 and up, others are marked for ages 6 and up. My son started playing with Magformers at age 3, and still plays with them now, several years later. I first learned about them through extended family (there was talk of these being something of a miracle distraction for little ones at restaurants). That momma who passed the word along deserves a mothering medal for discovering these!

We started with a small set, and they far exceeded my expectations — we’ve purchased several sets since! A handful of these provide a perfect distraction for eating out, quiet play at church, and for learning and play right at home. Little ones will surprise you with the 3-D shapes they’re able to think up. These make wonderful Christmas gifts, and they’ll be enjoyed for years to come.