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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Morning Coffee: Crazy Night + no more Amazon income

Last night was crazy, what with Blogger being down again for hours so that I couldn't post an Evening Roundup, and then an email coming in from Amazon stating that they've terminated all Amazon affiliates in California due to the new law imposing sales tax on online purchases. (I don't get how punishing affiliates helps Amazon . . .) I'll still post Amazon deals because a good deal is still a good deal, though, so no worries there! For readers who want to continue to support CFO through Amazon purchases (and fellow bloggers looking for other ways to monetize), clicking through to Amazon from will continue to provide financial support thanks to VigLink, which monetizes non-affiliate links. Unfortunately, it only works for clicks directly from the site and not via links in the daily email or RSS feed. As always, thank you for supporting CFO - it really is a delight to be able to make money just by sharing great deals and good info with you. :D has lots of new coupons, including $1/1 Skittles, Starburst or LifeSavers Gummies, $0.55/1 Eagle brand condensed milk, $1/2 Peace cereal, and $1/1 CoolJuice. Also, be sure to print the coupons you want now since they reset coupons each month and some disappear as new ones appear.

Recyclebank is currently offering a coupon for a free Happy Baby product (up to $6) for 200 points (delivered via snail mail). I'm picking one up so we can finally try those yogurt melts. Learn more about Recyclebank here.

Daily deal site Mamapedia is offering two canvas photo prints for $39 - you get one 16x20 and one 5x7 canvas, and shipping is not included but is a flat rate of $11.95. Having recently priced canvas prints, this is a great deal that would make a fantastic gift. It's not too early to start shopping for the holidays, and I hope my parents aren't reading this because I'm thinking this would be a great gift for them. Thank you if you join(ed) Mamapedia using my referral link!

Regular Mom has details on a new Dove instant win game (even if you don't win, you get a $1 off coupon).

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Amazon's $0.99 Instant Video rental of the day is Country Strong with Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow. It gets 3.5 out of 5 stars in 79 reviews. When you rent a video from Amazon, you generally have 30 days to watch it, and 24 to 48 hours from the time you started watching it to finish it.

Amazon's free Android app of the day DoodleFit, a game that gets 4.5 out of 5 stars in 20 reviews.

Get a printable coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase at Buca di Beppo (valid after 4 p.m., dine-in only; exp 7/7). (Via Coupon Cravings.)

Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Morningstar Farms product.

Kids eat free at IKEA this weekend (7/1 - 7/4).

Get a printable coupon for $1/4 Red Gold tomatoes. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

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  • At 6/30/11, 7:34 AM, Anonymous 20 and Engaged said…

    I got the e-mail too! I think it sucks and it's an awful way to punish the associates. Hopefully we'll get privileges back soon.

  • At 6/30/11, 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks to nuts in California Legislature, Amazon going to lose some of my business due to the sales tax. It no fault of Amazon but with 8.75, 9.75 or what tax rate, I will have to look elsewhere for best prices.

  • At 6/30/11, 8:21 AM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @20&Engaged - I'm not going to hold my breath. They terminates affiliates in other states when similar laws were enacted and they haven't restored the program there either.

    @Anon - Yup, I think I might be cashing my Swagbucks out for Paypal rather than Amazon now!

  • At 6/30/11, 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Do not see $0.55/1 Eagle brand condensed milk coupon? What Zip Code?

    Californian is one of Amazon biggest customers. Definitely in the Top 10 or 5 in revenue.

  • At 6/30/11, 4:42 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Anon - Try going directly to to see it.


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