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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Morning Coffee: Opt for plain text emails?

If you shop online or bank online with major institutions, chances are good that you've received email(s) this week advising you that your name and email address were obtained by hackers who accessed third-party servers, and to be careful not to fall for phishing emails. There's a passing mention in this Above the Law post that opting for "the html version [of emails] means more than just pretty pictures; it also allows for tracking of that email." I never really thought about it, and have generally opted for the html version of emails because I find them easier to read. But it turns out that plain text versions are safer and more private. So I'm thinking of switching to plain text versions from now on.

Coupons.comThere are new coupons at, including $0.50/1 Newman's Own product, $2/1 Aleve 40-ct+ and $2/1 Rimmel product. You should be able to use the Rimmel coupon to get mascara for $1 or less at discount stores like Target or Walmart. Links via Logical Media.

Here's a hot deal at Amazon: you can get 5 boxes of Revolution Foods Organic Jammy Sammy in Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter for $8.12 with Subscribe & Save and code PLUMOR33. That works out to $1.62 per box or $0.32 each. These look like they would make an easy kid's lunch on occasion, but some of the reviews say they're too sweet so I wouldn't want to send these every day. The Apple Cinnamon & Oatmeal and Grape Jelly & Peanut Butter varieties are $9.05 after Subscribe & Save and promo code, which works out to $0.36 each. 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!

Also at Amazon, today only, you can get a one-year subscription to Urban Farm for just $5.

Get a free Kindle download of Get into Bed with Google, a book about increasing your web site's search engine optimization. You don't need a Kindle to read this book - just use one of the free Kindle reading apps to read it on your computer or smartphone.

I'm not sure if this is new or not, but I certainly didn't see it earlier this month when I was watching Rite Aid's Video Values videos - you can get a coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase when you watch selected videos. Keep scrolling down on the offers page until you get to the "Go Green Bonus." Since I rarely get the surveys on my receipts (which get you a $3/$15 coupon now), this will help maximize my purchases. ***Update: The $2/$10 coupon is only for selected "green" products.***

Redeem 30 points at Recyclebank for a printable coupon for $2/1 Aveeno product, and use it at Target with the printable Target coupon to get a small tube of Aveeno lotion for free or cheap (it's priced as low as $2.99 at some stores). (Via Passion for Savings.)

The iTunes bonus at Coinstar is back - cash in $40 worth of coins, select an e-certificate for iTunes, and get a promo code for a bonus $10 iTunes gift card by mail. I've done this at least twice and not had a problem. I like Coinstar, because they don't charge any fees when you select an e-certificate. So this deal is like paying $40 for $50 of iTunes credit.

Get a printable coupon for a free 'Shroom & Swiss sandwich when you buy small fries and a drink (expires 4/16). (Via Common Sense with Money.)

Get printable coupons for $1/2 Musselman’s applesauce 46-48oz and $0.40/1 Musselman’s apple butter 28oz. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

Coupon Geek has a round up of free activities available this weekend.

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