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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Morning Coffee: Are you going to the movies more?

Yesterday's LA Times had an interesting article on how much more money Hollywood has made on movies because of the recession. I've seen exactly four movies in the theater in the last four years, but apparently many people now consider movie-going to be the best value for their entertainment dollar.

Today's Amazon Holiday Lightning Dealswhich have already started, include an Indiana Jones Lego set at 8 a.m. PST, Mega Bloks at 4 p.m. PST, and jewelry and DVDs throughout the day. Disclosure: I'm an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

CVS shoppers: Keep an eye out for high value Huggies coupons at the scanner and at the end of your receipt. I got one for $2 off baby wipes (tub or refill), and there are apparently $2 off Supreme diapers and Pull Ups printing as well. These can be combined with manufacturer coupons (there were several in the 11/15 SS), but have a short expiration date (2 weeks; the expiration date is rolling and the coupons should be printing all week).

We just got a pre-approved application for the Chase Slate card, which I'd never heard of, so I was happy to see this review by Bargaineering, which helped me figure out that the card isn't for us. We also received a pre-approved application for the Chase Sapphire card, which was reviewed by The Dough Roller - I'm still on the fence about this one. We've been thinking about adding another Visa/Mastercard and/or replacing our mileage Visa card and well, I'm still thinking . . .

According to this article, women veterans don't get the same recognition as their male counterparts, even though they are exposed to many of the same hazards and conditions in combat zones. I'm checking out a couple of the resources mentioned to see if I want to start contributing to them: American Women Veterans and Lawyers Serving Warriors.

Common Sense with Money explains how to get a Sonicare toothbrush for just $14.99 at Walgreens. I started using Sonicare toothbrushes nearly ten years ago on the advice of my dentist, and it's greatly improved my dental health. Plus, they actually whiten your teeth a little. And $14.99 is an incredible price for this toothbrush.

Get a printable coupon for a free box of Special K cereal when you buy a box of Special K Original 12 oz. or Special K Low Fat Granola (registration required; expires 1/31/10). You should be able to combine the coupon with another Kellogg's cereal coupon, like those at (Via Bargain Briana.)

Get a printable coupon for $1 off 3 Lean Cuisine entrees (FF or IE). (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

Request a coupon for $10 off any ham 8 pounds or larger from the Honeybaked Ham Store (I found my original $7 coupon in Parents). Expires 12/31.

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  • At 12/15/09, 9:37 AM, Blogger Kacie said…

    I think going to the movies is a huge waste of money for me. Most of the time, I'm let down by movies. I just don't think they're that good -- certainly not good enough for $10 per person.

    So I rent movies and pay a dollar or so. And even then, sometimes I'm disappointed.


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