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Monday, January 18, 2010

Morning Coffee: Get Ready for the Census

Now that the Census Bureau is about to start the 2010 census here in the U.S., Wisebread has some good common sense tips regarding fake census workers. One way to ensure you don't get taken in is to send back the short form that should be arriving in the mail in March. You'll also be helping the government save money, because apparently it's very costly to send census takers out to individuals. has some high value Huggies coupons, including diapers and wipes (sort by "Household"). Links via Escalate Media Affiliate Network

Stretching a Buck has this week's Kroger deals.

Weis shoppers should check out this list of free or cheap items.

Bargain Briana has this week's Meijer deals.

I Heart Wags is reporting that Walgreens is going to change their cash register system, but it sounds like the change will be a good thing, with a computer that guides the cashier (which will hopefully mean less on-the-spot rule-making).

Speaking of Walgreens, Common Sense with Money has a scenario for this week's Pepsi deal.

And Tia's Saving Cents has some $5 Walgreens scenarios.

Bargaineering reminds everyone that the 1040 EZ is so easy to file, it's completely unnecessary to pay someone to do it for you. He's right – I used this form in earliest tax-paying days, and it really is very basic.

Just in case you ever want to render your own beef fat, Alinea At Home shows you how.

I love good tamales, and Makes and Takes says homemade tamales are worth the effort.

The Shopping Mama is giving away a $100 Sephora Gift Card (newsletter signup required). Ends 1/27.

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