Did you get the a paper this weekend… did you notice something special inside? If you are a “grown up” you might have missed the magical book inside. The Great Big Christmas Book from Toys”R”Us was inside. Featuring more than $3,000 in savings and three pages of coupon offers, this year’s catalog is packed with deals for every gift-giver. I remember it coming when I was a kid and I would keep it in my bedroom and look at it over and over and dream of all the neat toys inside. Funny to see almost 30 years later, my son has the same reaction as I did.
I gave it to him… at first he just peeked into the envelope. Standing right in the middle of the kitchen, he then says, “MOM, there is some cool stuff in here”. Then he laid down on the floor and looked at every single page. I asked him if he wanted to go lay on the carpet… nope he would not budge he was in the “zone”. I had fun watching him slowly look at every inch of the page, then turn the page and find something else to be excited about. Oh to be four years old again, and let little things be so magical.
Just when I thought he was done, he got up and took the book with him…. and then jumped into the ball pit yelling “BOOYAH”. He laid there almost another hour just looking at The Great Big Christmas Book … happy as a boy can be.
With The Great Big Christmas Book deals valid Sunday, November 2 through Saturday, November 22, plus several “Ultimate Wish Saturday” events to be held throughout the month, kids can revel in building their holiday wish lists, check off their favorite playthings and visit their local Toys“R”Us store to experience this year’s hottest toys.
This year’s go-to guide for gift-givers reads like a child’s favorite storybook with 80 pages of toys divided into nine play-themed chapters, such as Dream & Pretend, Sparkle & Shine, Create & Explore, Build & Collect, Action & Adventure, as well as Hot Toys, which showcases the company’s “Fabulous 15”, representing the best new toy introductions of 2014. This valuable resource is designed to help customers find the ideal present for the child in their life while catering to various interests. The catalog features hundreds of toys that are sure to top little one’s lists, including exclusive playthings named to the 2014 Toys“R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List, such as LEGO® FUSION Town Master from LEGO® Systems, Inc., Charmazing!™ Color Me Up from Wooky Entertainment, Inc., Little Live Pets™ Bird Cage Love Birds Double Pack from Moose Toys™ and Battroborg™ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Electronic Battle Game from TOMY®.
Whether shopping from the comfort of their own homes or on-the-go, gift-givers can browse a digital version of The Great Big Christmas Book at Toysrus.com/ChristmasBook, where they can filter preferences by age, play theme, licensed character, brand and more.
Following are highlights of the deals and discounts available at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com, valid from Sunday, November 2 to Saturday, November 22, while supplies last:
- FREE $30 Toys“R”Us Gift Card with the purchase of ANY regular priced Apple iPad **
- FREE NERF Ammo with purchase of ANY NERF blaster priced $9.99 and up – $6.99 value*
- 25% OFF ALL character themed bicycles – prices vary
- SAVE $30 on Imaginarium® Mountain Rock Train Table – Was $149.99; Now $119.99*
- SAVE $10 on ANY regular-priced Disney Frozen doll, playset or role-play purchase of $40 or more – prices vary ***
- SAVE $10 on ANY regular-priced Barbie® doll, playset or role-play purchase of $40 or more – prices vary
- SAVE $10 on ANY regular-priced Monster High® and Ever After High® doll, playset or role-play purchase of $35 or more – prices vary
- ONLY $34.99 for Flutterbye™ Flying Fairy Winter Wonderland Light Up Fairy
- ONLY $4.99 for Mickey or Minnie 22-inch Plush Dolls with ANY purchase of $50 or more*
- TWO FOR $30 “R” Super Buy Video Games*****
Holiday Shopping Made Easy With New and Improved Programs
To help parents shop and save, Toys“R”Us is offering a variety of compelling programs this holiday season, such as:
Rewards“R”Us – The new loyalty program from Toys“R”Us enables shoppers to earn more points…faster! Just in time for holiday shopping, existing Rewards“R”Us members and those who sign up in-store or online atToysrus.com/myrewards receive $5 in “R”Us Rewards for every $125 spent. In addition, “R”Us credit cardholders, or those who enroll (subject to credit approval), will be able to earn 10% off in-store every Saturday in November and 10% off in-store every Thursday throughout the holiday season. Plus, all Rewards“R”Us shoppers will be privy to exclusive pre-Black Friday deals and discounts.
Price Match Guarantee –Toys“R”Us will match a competitor’s advertised price on identical items when customers present a local competitor’s print ad or their website showing the item available for less. For more information, please visit Toysrus.com/PriceMatch.
Free Online Layaway – Toys“R”Us has expanded its omnichannel capabilities with the introduction of online layaway, giving customers the ability to create layaway orders at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, make subsequent payments either in-store or online and choose to pick up their order in a local store or have it delivered right to their home. This offering is in addition to the company’s in-store layaway program. Toys“R”Us will once again offer FREE layaway for the holiday season, waiving the $5 service fee generally associated, now for both online and in-store layaway orders.
Free Store Pickup – Toys“R”Us offers a ‘Buy Online, Pick Up In Store’ option, which allows customers to shop online from wherever they are and pick up the ordered item at their local Toys“R”Us store in an hour or less. Full program details can be found at Toysrus.com/Pickup.
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