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Monday, January 31, 2011

Save Time with this Laundry Tip: Multiple Baskets

Growing up, I used to throw my dirty laundry into a hamper. I was taught to do laundry all at once, separating the clothes and then doing load after load in one day (usually a weekend). But living alone, I acquired laundry baskets that didn't match, so they didn't stack. And I didn't really want a hamper. So I did what seemed natural, and tossed light colored clothing in one basket and darks in the other.

Sorting laundry as it's created saves a lot of time.

It also makes doing laundry less onerous, since you can do a load as the need arises. The darks basket fills up quickly around here - every day or two, since we have the kids throw their dirty clothes into the baskets in our closet. I suppose that when they're a little older, I'll clear some space on the floor of their closet and install baskets in there too.

Flylady suggests doing one load a day so that "Mt. Washmore" doesn't get too big, and while I don't necessarily follow that guideline (I've done three loads today), I wholeheartedly agree with the principle.

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Morning Coffee: It rained yesterday!

I knew it would be colder, but all that warm weather left me totally unprepared for rain yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have improved my allergies. I can really tell the difference between tissue with and without lotion right now, lol!

Amazon has a cute pair of silver twisted hoop earrings for just $10. 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!

If you join Pampers Gifts to Grow through Coupons.com, you can get 100 free points upon registration. (Via Baby Goodbuys; affiliate link.)

Stretching a Buck has this week's Target match ups.

Get 5 points at Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards with code BKJZH TRKCN DPPGB.

Disney Movie Rewards members can get printable coupons for $10 off Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Combo Pack (exp 2/8) and $10 off Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary BluRay/DVD Combo Pack (you'll need a code from a specified product in order to access the coupon). (Via Christian Clippers and Couponing to Disney.)

Get a printable coupon for Buy One Cone, Get One Free at Baskin Robbins via Facebook.

Speaking of Facebook, here's one simple thing you can do to make your account more secure.

Get a coupon for $1 off Pampers Thick Care Wipes. (Via Free Stuff 4 Free.)

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Menu Plan Monday


The cooler weather has me in a baking mood, which is good because we are starting to run low on sandwich bread, and I could use some other goodies in the freezer. So I think Tuesday will have to be a baking day.

Monday - Chicken Cobb Salad, Buttermilk biscuits (and if anyone has any secret fluffy biscuit tips, I'm dying to know them - I can never get mine as light and fluffy as the kind that come in a can, although they taste fine)

Tuesday - Pizza using artisan bread dough, salad; Baking day: Sandwich bread, Applesauce bread, Cereal bars

Wednesday - Chicken Milanese

Thursday - Pasta Bolognese

Friday - Breakfast: Waffles, Eggs, Sausage, Fruit

Saturday - Leftovers

Sunday - Dinner Out

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

CVS this week: 1/30 - 2/5/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's CVS deals at Bargain Briana (thanks, Briana!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Kudos, Planters, or South Beach Living Granola Bars, Nutrition, or Cereal Bars - $2.50
Earn $1 Extra Bucks wyb 2 (Limit 1)

$1/1 Planters Big Nut or NUTrition Bars 01/02/11 SS Insert (exp 03/31/11)
$0.75/1 Planters Big Nut or NUTrition Bar 01/02/11 SS Insert (exp 03/31/11)
Net Price as low as $1/each

Coke (12 pk) - 3/$9
Spend $15 on Kraft or Coke Products, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)


Coke (2 Liter) - $1.50
Spend $15 on Kraft or Coke Products, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)


Nabisco Wheat Thins, Triscuit, or Ritz (6-12 oz) - $2
Spend $15 on Kraft or Coke Products, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)


Planters Mixed Nuts (11.5 oz) or Cashew Halves (9.25 oz) - $3
Spend $15 on Kraft or Coke Products, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)


Fuze, Vitaminwater, smartwater, Honest Tea, Powerade - $1.50
Spend $15 on Kraft or Coke Products, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)


Brita Pitcher Filters (3 pk) - $14.99
Earn $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)

$2/1 Brita Filter, including pour through and faucet mount printable
Net Price $7.99

Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler - 2/$5.97
Earn $2 Extra Bucks wyb 2 (Limit 1)

B1G1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Styler WYB 1 Hair Product 12/26/10 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$1/2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Product 01/30/11 PG Insert (exp 02/28/11)
Net Price $0.99

Campbell's Chicken & Noodle or Tomato Soup (10.75 oz) - 2/$1 (Limit 10)
$1/4 Campbell's Condensed Soups printable
Net Price $0.25/each

Domino Granulated Sugar (4 lbs) - $2.99
$0.40/1 Domino Sugar printable
$0.40/1 Domino Sugar 11/14/10 RP Insert (exp 01/31/11)
Net Price $2.59

Dove Visible Care (10.1 oz) - $1.99 (Limit 2)
$1/1 Dove Visible Care Body Wash 01/30/11 RP Insert (exp 02/27/11)
$1/1 Dove VisibleCare Body Wash printable
Net Price $0.99

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Rite Aid this week: 1/30 - 2/5/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Centsable Momma (thanks, Corrie!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Afrin (15 ml), $5.99
Get $4 +UP Reward
$2/1 Afrin Product printable
$3/1 Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Spray, exp. 1-30-11 (SS 01/02/11)
$2/1 Afrin Product Feb. Video Values
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: Better than FREE
**Qualifies for $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 (or $20/$50) select Heart Healthy items

AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.), $7.99
Get $7.99 SCR (Limit 1)
$1/1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution, exp. 2-28-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
Total after Coupon and SCR: Better than FREE
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Coricidin (16-24 ct.) or Liquid (10 oz.), $5.99
Get $4 +UP Reward

$2/1 CoricidinHBP Product printable or printable
$2/1 Coricidin Product Feb. Video Values
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: Better than FREE
**Qualifies for $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 (or $20/$50) select Heart Healthy items

Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz. $19.99
Get $19.99 SCR (Limit 1)

$10/1 Neuragen Gel, exp 1-31-11 (RP 12/05/10) – may be regional
Total after Coupon and SCR: As low as Better than FREE

Select Colgate Toothpaste, $2.99
–Colgate Total Advanced
–Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste
Get $2 +UP Reward

$1/1 Colgate Total, exp. 2-5-11 (SS 01/16/11)
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: FREE
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items
**Qualifies for $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 (or $20/$50) select Heart Healthy items

Stayfree Pads, B1G1 FREE
$1/1 Stayfree Product printable
B1G1 Stayfree Product, exp. 3-31-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
$1/1 Stayfree Product, exp. 1-31-11 (RP 11/07/10)
Total after Coupon: As low as (2) FREE
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Halls Cough Drops (20-25 ct.) or Defense (30 ct.), 2/$3
Get $1 +UP Reward wyb 2

$1/2 Halls Drops, exp. 2-5-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
$0.35/1 Halls Drops, exp. 2-5-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
$0.50/1 Halls Cough Drops, exp. 3-31-11 Jan. All You
$0.50/1 Hall’s Product Jan. Video Values
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as $0.25 ea.

Edy’s Grand Ice Cream (1.5 qt.), $2.99
Get $2 +UP Reward

Total after +UP Reward: $0.99 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Lays Stax (5.5-5.75 oz.) or Gatorade (32 oz.), 2/$2
Get $1 Monthly +UP Reward

Total after +UP Reward: FREE
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Viactiv Calcium or Multivitamin Chews (60 ct.), $6.99
Get $3 +UP Reward

$3/1 Viactiv Soft Chews, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 01/16/11)
$2/1 Viactiv Soft Chew printable
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: As low as $0.99 ea.
**Qualifies for $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 (or $20/$50) select Heart Healthy items

Smuckers Jams (20 oz.), $1.99
Get $1 Monthly +UP Reward

Total after +UP Reward: $0.99 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Select Huggies Products, $8.99
–Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers
$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers printable
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers/Movers, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/23/11)
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/23/11)
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers or Snug & Dry Diapers Jan. Video Values
–Pullups
$2/1 Huggies Pull Ups, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/23/11)
–GoodNites
–Huggies Baby Wipes (320-360 ct.)

$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/23/11)
$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/23/11)
Total after Stacked Coupons: As low as $4.99 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Walgreens this week: 1/30 - 2/5/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Common Sense with Money (thanks, Mercedes!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Arnicare Pain Relief $5.99, Earn a $6 Register rewards when you buy one
Use $2/1 Arnicare product coupon
Free plus $2 in overage after coupon and register rewards

Blink Eye drops $7.99, earn a $8 register rewards when you buy one
Use $1/1 Complete or Blink Eye Drops 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/28/2011)
Free plus $1 in overage after coupon and register rewards

Natrol melatonin 100ct $3, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
Use $2/1 Natrol Product 10/10/2010 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
Free plus $2 in overage after coupon and register rewards

IcyHot No Mess Vapor Gel $3.99, earn a $3 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Icy Hot Product 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Free after register rewards and coupon

Buy two or more Advil or Thermacare products and get back one $5 Register rewards
Select Advil $4.99
Thermacare Heatwraps $5.99

Use $2/1 Advil Congestion Relief product 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Use $2/1 Advil Medications Various
Use $1/1 ThermaCare 1/30/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/30/2011)
Use $2/1 Advil PM
Use $3/1 Thermacare HeatWrap
Pay as low as $0.98 for two after coupons and register rewards

Colgate products $2.99
• Enamel Strength, Total Advanced or Total Toothpaste, 4 or 6 oz.
• 360° Clean Toothbrush

Use $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/30/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/19/2011)
PLUS Use $1/1 in-store coupon
Pay $0.99 after coupons

Butterfinger candy $0.39 after in ad coupon
Use printable $1/2 Butterfingers Snackerz
FREE after coupons

Scott Naturals Paper Towels, 6 rolls, Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, 12 large rolls $5
Use $1/1 Scott Paper Towels 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
Use $0.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue (IE) Printable (FF)
Use $0.50/2 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/6/2011)
PLUS Use $1/1 in-store coupon
Pay as little as $3.50 per pack

Jell-o Pudding $0.59 after in ad coupon
Use printable$0.55/3 JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding
Pay $1.22 for three boxes after coupons

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Morning Coffee: Cold(er) weather is back!

It has been unseasonably warm here (hence my awful allergies), so I'm really happy that the weather is supposed to cool down considerably today and stay south of 70 degrees. Hopefully it will reduce the pollen in the air because I'm really tired of blowing my nose!

Get a printable coupon for $2/3 Huggies wipes (no size restriction!).

Facebook likers of Origins can get a free sample of Origins Plantscription Anti Aging Serum. (Via For the Mommas.)

Get a free rental at Blocksbuster Express with code 28CHD4X (exp 2/3).

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/1 Hamburger, Tuna or Chicken Helper.

Today's Target Daily Deal is a Burt's Bees Pomegranate Gift Set for $9.99 (that's 50% off) with free shipping. (I love that the Daily Deal always has free shipping!).

Get a printable coupon (pdf) for a free scented candle at Bath & Body Works (no purchase required, exp 1/30).


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Friday, January 28, 2011

It's not too late to help Musselman's fight breast cancer

I have been meaning to let you know that Musselman's is once again joining the fight against breast cancer by partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their mission to raise awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms to those in need. Throughout the month of January, Musselman's will donate 10¢ to the foundation for every package of Musselman's Natural and Healthy Picks Apple Sauce purchased. They hit the $85,000 mark last year, and hope to surpass it this year.

The boys and I have enjoyed every flavor of Musselman's applesauce that we've tried, and I love the special pink packaging that Musselman's comes out with for the National Breast Cancer Foundation promo campaign. The individual cups of applesauce are great in school lunches and even brown bag lunches (which are a great way to save money!). Keep your eyes open on the packaging too, as I have found coupons on the inside of the cardboard that holds the individual cups together.

And of course, applesauce makes a great substitution in baking - a good rule of thumb is to substitute half of the oil in the recipe for applesauce. Keeping some of the oil helps to maintain the desired consistency while still reducing the amount of fat. Also, commercial mixes are pretty forgiving, for lack of a better word, so you can try using applesauce when baking with them.

I recently tried this Whole Wheat Applesauce Bread that was awesome with Musselman's Apple Butter. If you have any great applesauce recipes, I'd love to see them!

Disclosure: Musselman's sent me some of the pink package applesauce and materials to facilitate this post. Any opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

Winner: Prilosec OTC prize pack

Thank you to everyone who entered the Prilosec OTC prize pack giveaway. The lucky random winner is:

Dottie W. (msm****@aol.com)

Dottie, I've emailed you and you have 24 hours to respond with your shipping address.

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Shopping Day Roundup

I don't have pictures, but sburiel wanted to know more about my shopping trips, so I thought I would share yesterday's outing.

I started out at Walgreens, with no RR's. It was weird to me, but I lost my last $1.50 RR a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been back since, but I had $3/1 Glad Forceflex coupons that I'd printed a few weeks back (no longer available), and since my allergies are so bad, I've singlehandedly gone through boxes of tissue. In my first transaction, I bought 7 boxes of Kleenex at $0.46 per box after coupons and RR. I then used the RR and my $3/1 Glad coupons to buy 2 boxes of trash bags, which we had started to run low on. My target price for trash bags is less than 9 cents per bag, and these worked out to 6 cents per bag, so I'm quite pleased.

After Walgreens, I headed to Toys R Us, where I bought an 18-pack of Horizon Strawberry Singles for $12.99. That works out to $0.72 per carton, which is a good deal for these. It turns out that there is a $0.55/1 printable coupon that I could have used. Unfortunately, the Earth's Best snacks did not appear to be on sale, but the coupon I printed doesn't expire until April so I can wait for a sale (and the regular price at Target is less than $2, so I can always use it there).

From TRU, I went to Staples, where I picked up my free box of Coffee-Mate without any problems. I also used the 15% off printable coupon (pdf) to buy a pair of magazine holders priced at $8.99 to help organize some papers on my desk.

After Staples, I headed to Target, where I bought a canister of Quaker oats ($2.29 - $1/1 Target printable - $1/1 from 1/2 RP = $0.29); 2 boxes of Capri Sun ($2 each - $1/2 printable no longer available - $0.50/2 Target printable = $1.25 each); Target brand Claritin (no coupon), 2 canisters of Wet Wipes ($1.99 each - $1/1 printable no longer available), Finish Quantum ($2.99 - $1/1 from 1/2 SS - $1.50/1 Target printable = $0.49), and a GE Reveal light bulb (clearance price $1.08 - $1/1 from 1/9 SS - $1.50/1 previously available Target printable = $1.42 overage!). I do wish I'd known about the Planters Peanuts deal yesterday.

I was starting to feel rather tired, so I decided to go to Pavilions (our Safeway affiliate) and then head home. I picked up a gallon of organic milk, some Nabisco cookies (using the milk + cookies coupon that's available every month), and some clearanced meat. I can never find marked down meat at Ralphs but have had pretty good luck at Pavilions, and they have a new brand that's not organic but is hormone and antibiotic-free, which I love. I picked up a package of filet mignon for $10/lb and chicken breasts for $2.50/lb which is amazing around here.

My total spent was about $65, including tax. Although that's a little high, it's not bad considering half of it was on groceries - my grocery expenses are always on the high side because of the organic/hormone & antibiotic-free products that I buy. Since we can afford it, I think it's worth the extra money to minimize the amount of unnecessary chemicals that we eat.

I will definitely make it to Ralphs sometime this week for the Mega Sale. I have some random coupons that will go well with the sale, including some free Sobe coupons (from last year's instant win game) and a Catalina for Hot Pockets that should make it free. Thanks to Sophia and Rebecca for sharing even more deals in the comments!

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Morning Coffee: Happy Mega Swag Bucks Friday!

Search & WinSwagbucks is by far my favorite way to earn free money, so I love Fridays, when there's an increased chance of winning big Swag Bucks. Plus, get one daily Swag Buck by taking the Daily Poll, and another daily Swag Buck for using their toolbar. Learn more about Swagbucks here. Thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

Amazon is offering over 1,000 MP3 albums for just $5. The selection includes Katy Perry's One Of The Boys, Tim McGraw's Greatest Hits, and Yo Gabba Gabba's Music Is Awesome! Volume 2. 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!

Amazon also has this Sterling Silver Amethyst Butterfly Pendant on sale for just $15.

Coupons.comCoupons.com has some new coupons, including $5/$25 at Family Dollar, $1.50/1 Peace cereal, and $1.50/1 Nestle Fun Size Valentine exchange pack. Links via Logical Media.

Get a sneak peek at next week's Walgreens ad.

Get a sneak peek at next week's Staples ad.

Facebook likers of Challenge Butter can get a printable coupon for $2/1 Challenge Tuscan Butter. You'll also find coupons inside specially marked 1-lb boxes of Challenge butter. I've been finding an insert package of coupons as well as the same coupons printed on the inside of the box (so four coupons total).

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/4 cups of Yoplait yogurt. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

In the Heart of my Home has a thoughtful post about family meal time. I really like the idea of having a dessert the kids can eat with a parent who gets home too late to have dinner with the family. (Via Like Merchant Ships.)


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

One recall yesterday: Land of Nod cribs

If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

The Land of Nod Recalls Status Furniture “Rosebud” Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards - Click through for a close up of the label.


Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

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Morning Coffee: Shopping Day today

My allergies are still bad so I may not feel like driving much today, but I'm optimistic that I can spend the day running errands and doing a bit of shopping. It's a good day for it, since we are eating dinner out, the house is relatively clean, and there's no laundry that needs to be done. I want to hit Walgreens for the cheap trash bags, Toys R Us for the cheap snacks, Staples to pick up my free Coffee-mate, Borders for a toy using the 33% off coupon, CVS to use my raincheck on cheap Diet Mountain Dew, Pavilions for organic milk (it's the cheapest in town at $5.49/gallon), and also possibly the mall and Ralphs. Okay, maybe not the mall and Ralphs.

Amazon's Video Game Deal of the Day is Disney's Phineas and Ferb for Nintendo DS for $12.99. It gets 4 out of 5 stars in 11 reviews. 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!

Amazon also has classic pearl earrings on sale starting at just $9.

Groupon has brought back the Bath & Body Works voucher, so pay $10 for a $20 voucher or $15 for a $30 voucher. This deal is in Los Angeles, as well as other cities, but since it's an online deal, you can purchase it regardless of where you live - just click on the city name at the top of the page to change your location. You can also get a $10 credit when someone signs up using your referral link and makes their first purchase (thank you if you join(ed) Groupon using my referral link!). Don't forget to shop through Ebates to get back 3% of your purchase.

Get 42 points (yes, 42 - not 40 or any other round number) at Pampers Gifts to Grow with code VMF776C7HMXXT4A.

Get the March and April issues of Family Circle free from ValueMags. (Via Freebies 4 Mom.)

SnapilyCreate a free Snapily account and receive $3 in free credit. Snapily turns your photos into 3D and animated cards for a cool effect. Links via MySavings.com.

Tia's Saving Cents has this week's SoCal and Nevada Albertsons match ups.

Christian Clippers has this week's Stater Bros. match ups.

Sam's Club members can get a free sample of Bayer aspirin. (Via Free Stuff 4 Free.)

Ian's has recalled selected lots of Wheat Free, Gluten Free Mac and No Cheese and Wheat Free, Gluten Free French Bread Pizza for possible listeria contamination.

Freebies 4 Mom discusses the security features of printable coupons.


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two recalls yesterday: Toy tanks and push toys

If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

Family Dollar Stores Recalls Remote Controlled Toy Tanks Due to Burn Hazard


Kang Sheng Group Recalls Butterfly Push Toy Due to Choking Hazard - Click through for an additional photo.


Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

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Ralphs: 1/26 - 2/1/11

Note: This summary of deals is based on the ad I get in Los Angeles, where Ralphs stores double coupons up to $1 (one like coupon per transaction). I don't list all of the deals, only the good ones. If I missed any, please let us all know in the comments. You'll need a Ralphs Rewards card to get most of these deals, so I use the Rewards card price in this post and assume you have your card scanned with each transaction. In addition to the coupons listed, you can also add electronic coupons to your Ralphs Rewards card at these sites: Shortcuts.com, Cellfire.com, Softcoin and Upromise. I find the electronic coupons to be unreliable when it comes to stacking them with paper coupons, so I assume they do not stack in the scenarios below. I don't print every coupon listed, so please verify amounts and quantities listed. If you give Ralphs your email address, they may also send you emails with e-coupons that are exclusive to your card. And if you bring reuseable bags, Ralphs will give you 5 Rewards points for each bag used (though you may need to remind the cashier).

At least some stores in LA County are still doubling multiple like coupons, including my own store. But until this seems to be a permanent state of affairs, I'm going to assume that only one like coupon will double per transaction.

There's a new Mega Sale this week, so buy 10 participating items and get $5 off. There should be more items tagged in store than are listed in the ad, so keep your eyes open. Prices listed are after Mega Sale discount:

Dreyer's Ice Cream $2.79

Monster Energy Drink $0.99

Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Cup $0.49

Kleenex $0.99
$0.50/3 Kleenex 12/5 SS (exp 1/30) or 1/2 SS1
$0.66 each WYB 3

Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets $1.49

Del Monte Corn, Green Beans or Peas $0.49

Hormel Chili With Beans or Dinty Moore Beef Stew $0.79
$1.50/3 Hormel Products Feb 2011 All You
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili printable
$0.29 each

All Laundry Detergent $2.99
$1/1 All Laundry Detergent 1/16/2011 SS
$1.99

Surf Laundry Detergent $2.99
$1/1 Surf Product 1/16/2011 SS
$1.99

Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener $2.99
$2/2 Snuggle Fabric Softener 1/16/2011 SS
$0.75/1 Snuggles Fabric Softener Jan 2011 All You
$1/1 Snuggle Fabric Softener Facebook printable
$1.99

Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium or High Fiber Soup $0.99
$1/4 Progresso Soups 12/5 GM (exp 1/29), 1/2 GM, or 1/16 SS
$0.50/2 Progresso Soups Ralphs eCoupon
$1/4 Progresso Soups Facebook printable
$0.74 each WYB 4

Sobe Lifewater or Juice $0.49

Kellogg's Cereal $1.99 (selected varieties; Rice Krispies and Raisin Bran pictured)
$1/1 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal 1/23/2011 RP
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals 1/9/2011 RP
$0.70/1 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal printable
$0.70/1 Kellogg’s Cocoa Rice Krispies printable
$0.50/1 Kellogg’s Cinnabon Cereal printable
$0.70/1 Kellogg’s Special K Cinnamon Pecan Cereal printable
$0.70/1 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Simply Cinnamon printable
As low as $0.99

2 Liter Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Crush $0.89

Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.99

24 Pack Arrowhead or Nestle Pure Life Water $2.99

Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W Vegetables $1.49
$0.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh 12/12/2010 SS (exp 1/31)
$0.35/1 Birds Eye C&W Variety 12/12/2010 SS (exp 1/31)
$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh 1/23/2011 SS
$1/3 Birds-Eye or Steamfresh Varieties printable (FF or IE)
B1G1 Van De Kamps/Mrs Paul Item Free Birds Eye printable
$2/1 Birds Eye WYB Kamp's or Mrs. Paul Feb 2011 All You
$2/1 Birdseye Steamfresh WYB Van De Kamps/Mrs Paul printable
As low as $0.79

Langers 100% Apple Juice or Cranberry Cocktail $1.49

Kraft American Singles $1.99
$0.75/1 Kraft 2% or Fat Free Cheese Singles 1/9/2011 SS1
$1/1 Kraft 2% Singles printable (FF or IE)
$0.99

Hungry-Man Entree $1.49

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers $1.19

Ore-Ida Potatoes $1.99

Nestlé Cookies $2.49
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Valentine Sugar Cookies printable, if included in sale
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough printable
$1.49

Brawny Paper Towels $5.99
$0.50/1 Brawny Paper Towels 1/23/2011 RP
$4.99

Silk Pure Almond Milk $1.99
$0.75/1 Silk Almond Milk printable
$1/1 Silk Pure Almond Almond Milk Ralphs eCoupon
$0.99

Honest Tea $0.75

Balance Bar $0.50
$1/3 Balance Bars Facebook printable
$0.50 for 3


COUPON DEALS
Healthy Choice Entree $2
$1/2 Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees Jan 2011 All You
B5G1 Healthy Choice Frozen Meal 1/2/2011 SS
As low as $1.50 each WYB 2

Marie Callender's Entree $2
$1/1 Maire Callender’s Fresh Flavor Steamers printable
$1/1 Marie Callender's Fresh Flavor Steamers printable (FF or IE)
$1/2 Marie Callender's Dinners Jan 2011 All You
$1/1 Marie Callender's Fresh Flavor Steamers printable
$1/1 Marie Callender's Fresh Flavor Steamers printable
As low as $1


OTHER DEALS
Tri-Tip $2.49/lb

Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna or Salami $0.99

Chicken Drums & Thighs $0.99/lb

Boneless Chuck Shoulder Cross Rib Roast $2.99/lb

Ground Beef $5.97/3-lb chub ($1.99/lb)

Cuties Tangerines $2.88/3-lb bag

Blueberries or Blackberries $1.50/pkg

Hass Avocados $1 each

Roma Tomatoes $1/lb

Kiwi $0.25 each

Pineapple $0.99/lb

Gala Apples $0.99/lb

Mayan Sweet Onions $0.99/lb

Van de Kamp's Sliced Bread or Buns $1.25

Ralphs Chunk or Shredded Cheese $1.99

Ralphs Half Gallon Milk $1.50

Glad Ware Food Storage Containers $1.88

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Morning Coffee: Ralphs deals delayed again

I don't know what's up with Ralphs/the post office, because there wasn't a holiday this week and yet the new Ralphs ad was not in my mailbox yesterday. So the match ups will be up eventually, but unfortunately I have a rather full day today so I'm not sure how quickly I can get them done. In the meantime, go check out these deals:

Amazon's Video Game Deal of the Day is EA Sports Active 2 and EA NFL Training Camp for $48.99 each. I'm finding fitness games to be a good way of adding variety to my exercise routine, especially since I can't use the treadmill very much due to my plantar fasciitis. 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!

Amazon also has a sweet deal today on Popchips - get 46% off the list price, plus an additional 15% off with Subscribe & Save. It makes the bigger bags just over $1 each, and the small bags less than $0.50 apiece.

Today only, Plum District is offering $5 AMC movie theater tickets in Los Angeles. According to Bargain Briana, although the tickets can be used nationwide, you can only purchase them if you have an address within the area for which the deal is offered, unlike other daily deal sites (but unlike yesterday's Orange County Regal Entertainment deal, I don't see a residency restriction in the fine print). Thank you if you join(ed) Plum District using my referral link!

CellfireThere are new coupons at Cellfire.com - they seem to be the usual General Mills products, plus $2/1 Cortaid. Plus, log in tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. PST to win a coupon for up to $5 off at your Kroger store. Links via MySavings.com.

If you have a favorite SoCal restaurant recipe, you might want to check out the LA Times' Culinary SOS recipes (all 107 of them, since they don't seem to searchable).

Wild for Wags reports that you can get Kleenex for as low as $0.39 per box this week at Walgreens. Note: The LA Times only had $0.50/3 coupons, so we would be paying $0.46 per box.

I like Money Saving Mom's suggestion to think of emergency funds as an insurance policy rather than an investment.

Freebies 4 Mom has a good post on how to spot fraudulent coupons.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Favorite Internet Tool: Screen Grab

Screengrab is a Firefox extension that captures screenshots, but its true functionality for me is that I can save an entire page, no matter how long it is. I use Screengrab for financial uses all the time. I started about five years ago by saving copies of receipts and payment confirmation for online purchases, as well as the confirmation pages of my online banking activities. This saves me ink, paper and time, because I don't have to print any confirmations.

Recently, I decided it was time to fully switch to paperless statements, so I began saving copies of bank and investment statements. If the documents are provided as a pdf, then they're very easy to save. But last night, for example, I discovered that my credit union statement was in MHTML format, which as far as I could tell was not a format that actually saved a copy of the document. So I simply used Screengrab to save a copy of the entire page.

One last tip: As you make the transition to being paperless, remember to back up your files on one or two other drives.

And a side note: I use a program called Snagit for partial captures. Certain versions of Windows Vista come with a similar handy program called Snipping Tool.

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Morning Coffee: Busy day today

I've got a busy day planned, although I just decided not to do a baking day today. I have some bananas that need to be used up, but instead of making banana bread, I am going to cut and freeze them for smoothies, which are a popular after-school snack around here. All the other baking can be pushed off for a few more days, since the weather is supposed to cool down by at least ten degrees.

Amazon has a pair of classic Stainless Steel Hoop Earrings for just $4.99. 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!

Daily deal site Plum District is offering $5 tickets to any Regal Entertainment Group theater (Regal Cinemas, United Artist Theatres, or Edwards Theatres). There's a max of two tickets per person, and they don't expire. If you don't see this deal when you click through, click on "Other Districts" at the top of the page and go to Orange County. (Thank you if you join(ed) Plum District using my referral link!)

There's a new printable coupon for 33% off the list price of one item at Borders. Borders is still on the verge of bankruptcy, so it's best to use those gift cards up now.

Through January 27 Today only, My Coke Rewards is reportedly doubling all points for Classic Coke entered. Thanks to Beth for the corrections! It appears the double points are for Classic Coke only, since my Diet Coke and Coke Zero points didn't double. (Via My Good Cents.)

Facebook likers of Schick Quattro for Women can get a $3 off printable coupon.

Organic Deals & Coupons reports that you can use the printable coupon found here to get Earth's Best Organic Toddler Snacks for just $1 per box at Toys R Us. (By comparison, these are more than $2/box at Amazon.)

Speaking of Toys R Us, I just received a Babies R Us circular with an advertised price of $12.99 for an 18-pack of Horizon milk singles. That's also a better price than Amazon right now, especially on the strawberry flavor, so I'm hoping TRU has the same price when I go.

Get a printable coupon for $0.50/2 Philadelphia cream cheese.

Get a free rental at Blockbuster Express with code 21CHD3X (exp 1/28). (Via Free Stuff 4 Free.)

Get a printable coupon for $2/1 Maranatha product. (Via Common Sense with Money.)

You can send a free sample box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares to up to 10 friends. (Via Deal Seeking Mom.)

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Ten Tips for Decluttering Your House

As I mentioned last week, I've been decluttering like crazy. But the wonderful thing is, I haven't driven myself crazy doing it. Instead, I've embraced the Flylady tenet that you can do a lot in a little bit of time, and that you don't need to be perfect. Here are some concrete tips that I've been following that have helped me get a lot done:

1. Start small, and keep it small. I want to declutter my house from top to bottom, but that's an overwhelming task. What's manageable is decluttering one shelf, one box or one drawer at a time. Even one file at a time, which is how I've been going through my filing cabinet. It also means that I can declutter even when I have only five minutes to kill before I leave the house.

2. Plan ahead on how to re-organize. Planning ahead will help you figure out what to keep, what to toss, and how to arrange the space as you purge.

3. But don't get caught up in perfectionism. Sometimes you just can't figure out what the space should look like, or how it should function as you're working on it. And that's okay. I've been decluttering boxes by pulling out the things that I know I can get rid of. Since I don't yet know what I'm going to do with the stuff that's left, I just put it back in the box and stick the box back where it was. Eventually, I'll figure out what to do with that stuff and it will be easier to put away because there won't be unnecessary extras that I have to weed out.

4. Use three groups: Keep, Donate, Toss. As you purge, separate your things into three piles: Keep, Donate and Toss. The Keep pile should be put away as soon as you're done purging, even if, as I just said, it goes right back into the space. Keep it out of the way for now and find a permanent home for it later if you need to. The Toss pile should find its way into the trash bin immediately. For the Donate pile, you'll need to find a system that works for you.

5. Don't procrastinate on the donating and tossing. As mentioned above, the Toss pile should leave your home immediately. I keep the Donate pile around for a while until I can create an itemized list for tax purposes, but I've learned not to wait too long or the Donate pile itself becomes an energy drain. If possible, plan a regular monthly or weekly run to Goodwill, or schedule a pick up so you have a deadline.

6. Set boundaries on what you're going to keep. Before you start purging, decide on the reasons something makes it into the Keep pile. Among the questions I ask are: Do I need this for legal reasons? (E.g., tax documents should be kept for at least seven years.) How likely will I need this? (I have a bunch of kitchen gadgets that I may not use often but will definitely use again, which makes them keepers.) Can I get another one? (I keep only a few extra towels and sheets, on the theory that it's easy to get more if I end up needing them.) How many do I need? (I finally realized that I don't need a hundred unmatched card envelopes!)

7. Do little projects when inspiration strikes. On the spur of the moment, I have taken fifteen minutes to clean out dresser drawers, a box on my desk, a book shelf, etc. And I felt great afterwards.

8. Shred as you go, or have a place for paper clutter. I am purging a lot of paper clutter, much of which needs to be shredded because it contains personal information. After Alex was born, I started keeping my shredder in a closet for safety reasons, so now I have a box under my desk for papers that need to be shredded. Every so often - preferably when the kids aren't home - I plug in the shredder and shred a bunch of papers at once. It's not a particularly fun task, but I can do it while watching TV, and it feels good to get all of those papers out of the house.

9. Reward yourself. It always helps to have something to look forward to, so whether it's sitting down with a cup of tea and a magazine, or buying something you love for your newly decluttered closet, plan to reward yourself when you're done.

10. Keep the end in mind. Having less stuff means your house is easier to clean, you can bless others with what you no longer want, you have less stress, your house is more comfortable and cleaner for your family, etc. I'm also finding that it makes me think twice about buying more things - even things that we will eventually use, like toiletries. I have a good stockpile thanks to The Drugstore Game, so I've decided that I can wait for absolute rock bottom prices (which often means free) on just about everything.

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Morning Coffee: Giveaway Entry Reminder

I love hosting giveaways here, and giving you the chance to win great prizes, so please be sure to read the directions on how to enter. Entries via comments or emails will not be counted; the only valid entry method is via the form in the giveaway post itself. If you haven't yet entered to win the Prilosec prize pack that includes a $100 Amex gift card, you have until Thursday to do so!

Coupons.comThere are new coupons at Coupons.com, including $1/1 A1 steak sauce, and $1.50 off meat WYB Kingsford Charcoal. Links via Logical Media.

RedplumThere are also new coupons at RedPlum, including $0.75/2 Ball Park products, $0.55/1 Brillo Soap Pads and $0.75/2 Hillshire Farms Smoked Sauasge. Links via Logical Media.

Today only, daily deal site Plum District is offering a $10 Papa Murphy's gift card for just $5 (limit one per person; exp 1/1/2016). Thank you if you join(ed) Plum District using my referral link!

Amazon is offering up to 50% off heart-shaped jewelry, just in time for Valentine's Day. There's also a pair of elegant pearl drop earrings that would be perfect for work for just $14. 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 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia.

Stretching a Buck has this week's Target match ups, including cheap Finish Quantum.

Get a free sample of Breathe Right strips.

Get a free download of Michelle Branch's new song, Texas in the Mirror. (Via Dealicious Mom.)

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Menu Plan Monday: Using my oven again


It's been so warm these last couple of weeks that I haven't wanted to use my oven much, and have made an extra effort to consolidate my baking into one day a week. But the temps are supposed to cool down later this week, so I just might go for some casseroles and baked goods then. Also, I haven't been going to the farmer's market but I feel like I'm in a veggie side dish rut, so I want to go this week to see if maybe some inspiration will strike. In the meantime, here's what I've got planned:

Monday - Slow cooker roast beef, sweet potato fries, artisan bread

Tuesday - Pan Bagnat, Sauteed Green Beans

Wednesday - Sausage Strata, Creamed Spinach

Thursday - Dinner out

Friday - Pizza (or maybe fish tacos), Salad

Saturday - Leftovers

Sunday - Dinner out

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

CVS this week: 1/23 - 1/29/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's CVS deals at Bargain Briana (thanks, Briana!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Crest Pro Health or Complete Rinse (16.9 oz) - $3.99
Earn $3.99 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)

$2/1 Crest Rinse 12/26/10 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/11)
Net Price FREE

Full Fast Appetite Control Spray (2 oz) - $14.99
Earn $14.99 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)

Net Price FREE

Spend $15 on select Coke or Kraft, Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves - $3
Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuits - $2
Coke (12 pk) - 5/$15
Coke (2 Liters) - $1.50
Fuze, Vitaminwater, smartwater, Honest Tea, Powerade - $1.50

Visine Tears, Visine-A, Totality, Original, Advanced, or Wipes - $5.49
Earn $1 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)

B1G1 Visine Hydroblend Product Get Visine Soothing Drops printable
$2/1 Visine Product with Hydroblend Moisturizers or Soothing Wipes printable
$1/1 Visine product 01/09/11 SS Insert (exp 03/31/11)
$3/1 Visine Tired Eye Relief and Visine Maximum Redness Relief Formula printable
$1/1 Visine Product printable
$2/1 Visine A printable
Net Price as low as $1.49

Dove Visible Care (10.1 oz) - $1.99
$1/1 Dove VisibleCare Body Wash printable
Net Price $0.99

PediaSure (6 pk) or Pedisure Sidekicks (4 pk) - $9.99
$3/1 Pediasure printable
$5/2 Pediasure 11/07/10 SS Insert (exp 01/31/11)
$5/2 Pediasure 11/07/10 SS Insert (exp 01/31/11)
MIR Pediasure Try Me Free MIR (up to $13.99 value) 01/23/11 SS Insert (exp 03/06/11)
Net Price FREE after Rebate

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Walgreens this week: 1/23 - 1/29/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Common Sense with Money (thanks, Mercedes!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

Omega Smart Ultimate Super Critical Fish Oil $10, Submit for Try Me Free Mail in Rebate Offer Form Prints at Checkout
Free after Rebate

Nivea For Men Arctic Freeze Shave Gel or After Shave $3.99, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
Pay $0.99 after register rewards

Got2B Hair products $4.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one

Use $2/1 got2be Hair Styling Products Dec 2010 All You
Use $2/1 got2b Styling Product Oct 2010 All You
Use $2/1 Got2B Hair Styling Products Sep 2010 All You
Pay $0.99 after coupon and register rewards

Colgate Pro Clinical $3.49, Earn a $2.50 Register Rewards when you buy one
Pay $0.99 after register rewards

Gold Bond Body Wash $4.99, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 Gold Bond Ultimate Deep Moisture Body Wash
Pay $0.99 after coupon and register rewards

Digestive Relief on sale 25% off: Buy $30 Get a $10 RR back, Buy $20 Get a $5 RR back
• 18 or 20 ct. Gas-X
• 24 ct. Ex-Lax
• 90 ct. Maalox or Liquid, 12 oz.
• Benefiber: 6.4 to 14.9 oz., 100 ct. Chewable Tablets, 28 ct. Stick Packs

Deal Idea
Buy 7 Maalox Advanced $4.34 after 25% off
Use 6 $5/1 Maalox 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/1/2011)
Pay $0.66 after coupons and get back a $10 register rewards

Pedia Care Cold relief $5.99, earn a $4 RR when you buy one
Use $1/1 PediaCare 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Use $1/1 Pediacare Product (IE) Printable (FF)
Pay $0.99 after coupon and register rewards

Huggies Diapers $8.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/19/2011) or
Use $2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/19/2011) or
Use $1.50/1 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers
Pay as low as $4.99 after coupon and register rewards

Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.89
Use $0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
Pay $0.72 each after coupon when you buy three

Hamburger or Tuna Helper $0.99
Use $0.75/3 Betty Crocker Helper Meals 1/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 2/26/2011)
Pay $0.74 each after coupon when you buy three

Old El Paso Taco Shells $0.99
Use $0.60/2 Old El Paso Products
Pay $0.69 each after coupon when you buy two

Jell-o Regular or Sugar free 2/$1 after in ad coupon
Use printable" target="_blank">$0.55/3 JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding
Pay $0.31 each after coupons

Stayfree Maxi Pads 14-24ct $1.99
Use B1G1 Stayfree Product (IE) Printable (FF) or
Use B1G1 Stayfree Products 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
Pay $0.99 each after coupon

Glad Trash Bags $6.99
Use $1/1 Glad Trash Bags Walgreens IVC
PLUS Use $3/1 printable previously available
Pay $2.99 after coupons

Crest Pro health Mouthwash $4.99
Use $2/1 Crest Rinse 12/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/2011)
Use $2/1 Walgreens IVC
Pay $0.99 in overage after coupons

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Morning Coffee: Mashups are great for school lunches

A few weeks ago, I purchased a pack of Revolution Foods Organic Mashups, which are basically applesauce/fruit in a squeezable pouch. It's not the healthiest form of fruit, but it's unsweetened, and right now when it's hard to find fresh fruit that my picky adorable son will eat, these are perfect for school lunches. They're especially great because he can't open applesauce cups by himself, but he can open these if I break the seal first. These are still on sale for $20.77 for a pack of 24 pouches with Subscribe & Save, which works out to $0.87 per pouch. 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!

I'm not sure if this code is still active, but if it is, you can get a free box of Coffee-Mate from Staples by ordering product number 424961 (Vanilla Coffee-Mate) for $6.99 and using coupon code 69486 (you can enter the item number into the search box and it should turn up). If you select in-store pickup, you won't have any shipping charges. The order form showed my total was $0 but still required me to enter a credit card number. Since it's a big reputable store like Staples, I was okay with it (and I used my American Express card, because they have awesome customer service so if there's a problem I can't resolve with Staples, I know Amex will take care of me). If you're uncertain about the $0 total (Staples has been known to cancel orders like these), you could add a $0.39 tape dispenser (item number 916215). (Via A Full Cup user tmsparks.)

Wild for Wags reports that today only, you can get free or cheap Chex Mix at Walgreens.

Tia's Saving Cents reports that you can get free Anthony's Pasta at Vons/Pavilions (and possibly other Safeway stores) with the printable coupon here (registration required). Note that her coupon was $1/1 but the one I just printed is $0.55/1. If your store doubles, the pasta will still be free.

Christian Clippers reports that you can get a free box of Clairol Color Blend Foam starting tomorrow on Facebook. You will probably have to "like" them, so you may want to do that now in order to minimize any waiting time on Facebook.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

One recall yesterday: phil&teds strollers

If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

Strollers Recalled to Repair by phil&teds USA Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards - Click through for an additional photo.


Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

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Rite Aid this week: 1/23 - 1/29/11

You can find a full roundup of this week's deals at Centsable Momma (thanks, Corrie!). I've listed the deals that I think are the best for playing The Drugstore Game this week (starter scenarios to come later), as well as the prices that are rock-bottom in my price book.

GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs (4 pk.), $1.99
Get $1.99 +UP Reward (Limit 6)

Total after +UP Reward: FREE
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Colgate Total (6 oz.) or 2 in 1 Max (4.6 oz.), 2/$5
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2

$1/1 Colgate Total, exp. 2-5-11 (SS 01/16/11)
$1/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes, exp. 1-22-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
$0.75/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes, exp. 1-22 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 2-28 Jan 2011 All You
Total after Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as $0.50 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Betty Crocker Bowl Appetit! (2.8-3.2 oz.) or Progresso Soup (18.5-19 oz.), 4/$6
Get $1 +UP Reward wyb 4

$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 2-26-11 (GM 01/02/11)
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-29-11 (GM 12/05/10)
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 02-13-11 (GM 10/03/2010)
$1/2 Progresso Soups RA printable
Total after Stacked Coupons and +UP Reward: As low as $0.75 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

Select Digestive Aid Products, $9.99
Get $4 +UP Reward
--Digestive Advantage Gas Defense Irritable Bowel Syndrome Formula or Lactose Intolerance (32 ct.)
--Sustenex (30 ct.)

$5/1 Sustenex Product printable
3/1 Digestive Advantage Product printable
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: As low as $0.99 ea.

First Response Pregnancy Test Kits Rapid or Early Results (2 ct.), $13.99
Get $4 +UP Reward

$2/1 First Response Product printable
Total after Coupon and +UP Reward: $7.99 ea.

Select Gum, $0.99
--Mentos
--Orbit Mist

B1G1 FREE Orbit Tropical Remix Gum printable
--Wrigley's 5
--Stride Shift
--Trident Xtra Care or Layers Gum

$1/3 Trident Gum, exp. 2-26-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
Total after Coupon: As low as $0.50 ea.
**Qualifies for $20 +UP Reward wyb $100 select Buy & Save items

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