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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Morning Coffee: Are you ready for Carmageddon?

Authorities have closed a major freeway in Los Angeles today and are expecting serious traffic jams this afternoon. They've urged everyone to stay close to home, which we will be doing. JetBlue actually offered some $4 fares between Long Beach and Burbank so you fly instead of drive around the closed freeway - they sold out instantly! has some great new coupons, including $1/2 Bic stationery products, $1/1 Athenos feta cheese, and $1/1 Bissell pet hair tool. The coupon for $1/1 HP paper with Colorlok technology is back, and you may want to print it now in case any of the office supply stores have it free or cheap after rebate during this back to school season.

Use the $1/2 Bic coupon with the printable Target coupon for $1/2 Bic products to get free pens at Target starting tomorrow. You may want to print the version with at least one other coupon as I've read multiple reports that it's wonky and doesn't print properly when you try to print it by itself.

Join IKEA Family to get discounts and free stuff at IKEA. It's not available at all IKEAs yet, but you can sign up to be notified when it does become available at your store.

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/1 Viva On The Go Napkins. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

When you buy a drink at Starbucks before 2 p.m., you can return after 2 p.m. to get another for just $2 (must show your stamped receipt). Does this work if you buy a drink at 1:50, hang around for ten minutes, and then buy another one at 2:01? (Via Bargain Briana.)

Facebook likers of Benjamin Moore can get a free pint sample of Arborcoat. (Via For the Mommas.)

Get a $5 Amazon Instant Video credit when you connect your Amazon and Twitter accounts and tweet the required message (expires 7/19).

Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Dentek flossers - hold onto it for the sale starting tomorrow at Walgreens. You can get them free after coupon and Register Rewards.

iTunes has Lego Harry Potter for just $2.99 right now - I can't believe what a deal that is, especially since I've read that it's really fun to play on the iPad (also available for iPhone). (Via Common Sense with Money.)

Amazon's free Android app of the day is Sinister Planet, a game that gets 4 out of 5 stars in 20 reviews (ages 9+).

Amazon's free MP3 of the day is Forward to Love by Ziggy Marley.

Sounds divine: Truffle Puff Pastry Straws. (Apparently I need to add Surfas to my list as a must-visit destination - I've never been.)

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