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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning Coffee: Slower Back to School Sales?

I stopped by Staples yesterday on the last day of their penny item sale, and I was surprised that they had everything in stock. I wonder if it's just too early for most people to feel like shopping for school supplies, if people just aren't shopping, or if that $5 minimum is really going to put a dent in the amount of merchandise they move this season (assuming they keep the minimum). I needed a new backpack so that's how I got to the $30 minimum to use the in-ad $5/$30 coupon and the $5 minimum.

Amazon's got a hot deal on girls' toys right now: Save $10 off a $30 Hasbro girls' toy purchasethrough tomorrow (7/16). It might be a good time to stock up gifts so that you don't have to run out and buy something when birthday party invitations roll in. (Via Common Sense with Money.) 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!

Coupon Geek has a list of printable Nexcare coupons.

Common Sense with Money reports that there's a new printable coupon for $2/1 Bausch & Lomb Biotrue that makes the free-after-ECB/SCR deals at CVS and Rite Aid, respectively, into moneymakers.

A Thrifty Mom suggests making recipe cards with free photo cards.

All Financial Matters shares some thoughts on helping teens learn to manage their own money.

Wild for Wags explains how to get a rebate receipt at Walgreens. These are handy (read: necessary) when you buy more than one mail-in rebate item in a single transaction and so need more than one "original receipt" to get your rebates.

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