The New Barbies are Out! Here’s How to Snag One for Less Than $5
I know you’re rushing to your computer to put in your order for the all new Barbie.
Oh, didn’t you hear? Barbie’s got a new body. Three of them, actually.
Now available on Mattel.com, Barbie dolls will be available not only in the Original — exhaustively debated — form, but also in “Curvy,” “Tall” and “Petite.”
Barbie has remained a staple toy among kids since her debut in 1959, due in part to her affordable price tag.
The new Barbie dolls are available from Mattel for $9.99 — but we’re going to show you how to get yours for just $4.34
Save Money on Barbie Through Deal-Stacking
The dolls are brand-new, so don’t expect to see them on sale, discounted on Amazon or featured on coupons anytime soon.
But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for buying them at face value!
At The Penny Hoarder, we know you can always make a good deal just a little better.
One of the best ways to do it is deal-stacking — bringing down an existing price with as many discounts, sales, coupons and other deals as you can during the transaction.
Here’s how to bring down the price of your new Barbie doll.
1. Shop Mattel.com Through a Cash-Back Website
Tall, Petite and Curvy Barbie are still only available on Mattel’s website, so you’ll have to place your order online.
The best way to save on any online shopping is to shop through a cash-back website, also known as a shopping portal.
You’ll visit a store through a cash-back website’s link, shop as you would normally and receive a percentage in rewards points you can redeem for cash or gift cards.
We always start at Cashbackholic, which shows you the websites offering the best cash-back deals for the site you want to shop. Offers vary regularly, so always compare before you shop.
In this case, Mr. Rebates is offering 5% cash-back when you shop Mattel.com through their site. Plus, if you’re creating a new account, you’ll also receive a $5 bonus.
That’s $5.50 in rewards!
2. Get Free Shipping at Mattel.com
We hate when shipping costs come in and totally ruin all our great savings.
You’ve got a few options for free shipping on the new Barbie doll, but none are perfect.
We found this Groupon deal for free shipping from Mattel.com. But you have to shop Mattel through the link at Groupon, which means you can’t use this deal and get the cash back above.
Estimated standard shipping is $7.49, so if you want one, two or three dolls, you’re better off shopping through the Groupon link.
Mattel offers free shipping on any orders $35 or more, so if you buy at least four dolls, you’re better off shopping through the cash-back site. You won’t pay for shipping, and you’ll receive $7 in cash-back rewards.
Not a bad way to get a head start on birthdays and holiday shopping for the year!
We also found a coupon code for free shipping from Mattel you can try: BDAYBASH
Some people have reported success using the code, but it didn’t work when I applied it today. To save $7.49, it’s worth trying!
3. Pay With a Cash-Back Credit Card
Pay for your order with a rewards credit card, and you’ll earn even more cash back on your purchase.
Here’s an option we like: It’s the Chase Freedom Unlimited card. Its claim to fame? You’ll earn an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all your purchases. Plus, if you spend $500 in your first three months of opening the card (hi, groceries), you’ll pocket a $150 bonus.
There’s no annual fee, and the cash-back rewards don’t expire. We checked Credible’s annual rewards calculator, and it estimates $417 in annual rewards based on our spending habits.* (You can enter your unique spending habits and see what you’d earn, too.)
Get signed up — and 0% intro APR for 15 months — here.
That’s another $0.10 cash back (per doll).
*Annual Rewards amounts will change based on the amounts you enter. The monthly spending category names and definitions may vary among issuers, and categories may not align one-to-one.
Save $5.65 on the New Barbie
All told, here’s what you’ll pay if you use these deal-stacking tips to buy the new Barbie now:
Original Price: $9.99
Cash-back site: $5.50 cash back
Rewards credit card: $0.15 cash back
Plus FREE Shipping
What you’ll pay today: $9.99
The Penny Hoarder Price (after cash back): $4.34
Your Turn: What do you think of the new Barbie body types? Did you play with an Original Barbie growing up?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more.