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Monday, June 07, 2010

Morning Coffee: The Summer of Swag starts today!

Search & WinSwag Bucks is by far my favorite way to earn free money, and as I mentioned last week, the Summer of Swag starts today. Which means that today, there will be five codes and an increased chance to win a 25 Swag Bucks when you search using Swag Bucks. Learn more about Swag Bucks here. Disclosure: If you join Swag Bucks using my referral link, I'll get bonus Swag Bucks, so thank you if you do!

Things at work have gotten a little crazy, so I'm going to skip this week's Drugstore Game starter deals. Hopefully the CVS and Rite Aid scenarios will give you ideas for your own deals this week, and if anyone wants to post any ideas in the comments, that would be fabulous. There are some decent deals at Walgreens this week, too, but I'm going to skip it this week because of a lack of time. Again, I emphasize the importance of maintaining your sanity over snagging every deal - 99% of the time, the deals come around again in a few weeks.

Facebook "likers" of Welch's can get a printable coupon for $2/1 Welch's 64 or 96 oz bottle of 100% juice.

Facebook "likers" of Nabisco Cookies can get a printable coupon for a free package of cookies when you buy a package of cookies and a gallon of milk (expires 6/25).

Update: It's not a download, but you can read it for free online. Get a free download of Stephenie Meyer's new novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, starting at noon today. You can also buy the hardcover versionat Amazon for $7.54. If you don't recognize/remember the name, she's the newborn vampire in Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight series.Apparently, the director of the movie adaptation of Eclipse used the novella as a reference during filming. And speaking of the Twilight movies, I just watched most of the first one yesterday and found myself laughing at much of it. It doesn't compare to the book, and I'm not usually one to disparage a movie adaptation just because (I genuinely enjoy watching the Harry Potter movies). 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!

Get a printable coupon for $1/2 Barilla Whole Grain pasta (click on the blue word "coupons").

Printable Coupons & Deals has a roundup of printable coupon links for Yoplait yogurts.

Get a printable coupon for 70 cents/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Common Sense with Money has suggestions on how to make the most of the $2/1 Pampers wipes coupon that was in yesterday's paper.

Mark Bittman's blog has a recipe for homemade green goddess dressing.

Slashfood has some tips on avoiding Bisphenol-A (BPA), which is prevalent in canned goods and has caused some major health concerns. We don't use a lot of canned goods, but I haven't been able to completely eliminate them, so I was pleased to see that my primary source - Trader Joe's - carries some BPA-free canned products that I already buy. It's tough to balance cost versus health concerns, but I think I'll stick with their more expensive beans and tuna now that I know they're BPA-free. (Hat tip: Cheap Healthy Good.)

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  • At 6/7/10, 7:34 AM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    the movie was so bad. and despite that fact i went and saw the second one anyway and it was bad but not as bad. and i'm already planning to see the third one even though i know it's gonna be bad too

  • At 6/8/10, 5:42 AM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Carrie - I heard the second one is much better, and the wolves are actually supposed to be scary in the third. :)


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