Be sure to check your local Barnes & Noble for CLEARANCE Elf on the Shelf! Some are finding them for only $2!!! We love our Elf on the Shelf here in my house (check out my tutorial on making them poseable!)
You might be able to reserve it and pick it up in your local store on the BN Website. It will show $29.95 online but you will get an email confirmation showing it as $2. You would pay in the store, not online!
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