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  • Slammers Snacks: My kids’ new favorite snack + A Giveaway (2 Winners!)

    Slammers Snacks | Chief Family Officer

    With two boys who play multiple sports year-round, I feel like we’re always on the go. That’s not a bad thing – my boys are super active, and the sports are a great outlet for their energy.

    But sometimes we have to dash from one place to another with very little time for a snack.

    Slammers Snacks giveaway | Chief Family Officer

    So when the folks at Slammers Snacks asked if we wanted to try their tasty, superfood Greek yogurt, I readily agreed. I love that their snacks are designed to fuel kids with organic fruits and vegetables, plus they’re portable, can be enjoyed frozen, cold, or at room temperature, and leave no crumbs in my car!

    Slammers Snacks | Chief Family Officer

    Slammers Snacks have no added sugar, contain no artificial ingredients, and contain no nuts or gluten. Since one of my boys is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, you know that last one is a huge deal for me.

    The very best thing about Slammer Snacks, though, is that my kids love them! They downed four boxes (16 pouches!) in the first two days – and they loved all of the flavors equally. I tucked away the rest of the boxes so the boys don’t get tired of them – I bring them out on those days when we really are short on time. I love being able to give them a healthy snack they enjoy and we’re all happy, even though we’re rushing around from one place to another. 😀

    You can buy Slammers Snacks at Target, Ralphs, Vons, Safeway, Publix and H.E.B. stores.

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    Slammer Snacks giveaway | Chief Family Officer

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    Roundup: $30 ProFlowers voucher for $12, No late fees at LA Public Library, and More

    Daily Roundup - Feb 12, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    Our daily roundup includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    ~ What I love today: Prepping lunches the night before. I’ve been meaning to do a full post on this, but this school year, I’ve really gotten into the habit of prepping the boys’ lunches after dinner. In the morning, it just takes a few minutes to fully assemble the lunches (a lot of times I don’t like to put components in the refrigerator because I’m afraid they’ll dry out, etc.), and then just another few minutes to pack everything up!

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    $1.00 off ONE Cascade Dish Detergent and Rinse Aid
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    ~ Today only: Ralphs/Kroger shoppers can get a digital coupon for one FREE Moonstruck Chocolate Bar

    ~ Los Angeles Public Library: No late fees for overdue materials returned by Feb. 14

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    Deal Roundup: Puffs, Barilla, Nutella, Arm & Hammer, Vitaminwater

    Deal Roundup - Feb, 11 2016 | Chief Family Officer

    As with all deals, prices and deals can vary by region so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Thank you for printing through the affiliate coupon links below, which helps support this site at no additional cost to you!

    Target: Puffs Tissue
    Buy: 3 Puffs Tissue Softpacks 3ct at $4.99 each
    Use: (3) $0.50/1 Puffs Tissue Softpacks printable
    Pay: $13.47
    Receive: $5 Target gift card
    Final Price: $0.94/pk
    These are great for keeping in your purse for when those tiny travel-size packs just aren’t going to be enough!

    Target: Barilla
    Buy: 10 Barilla Whole-Wheat Pasta at $1.42 each
    Use: (3) $1.10/3 Barilla Better-For-You Pasta printable
    Pay: $11.20
    Receive: $5 Target gift card
    Final Price: $0.59 each
    Note: Only the whole wheat and regular blue box varieties were tagged for the gift card deal at my store so I can’t confirm if the other varieties listed on the coupon are included. If 10 boxes of pasta is too many, the gift card deal includes Ragu sauces, although we don’t have any current coupons or rebates for those.

    Target: Nutella
    Buy: 1 Nutella Hazelnut Spread 13oz at $3.39 {price varies by store}
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    CVS: Vitaminwater
    Note: This deal starts on Feb. 14 – print your coupon now while it’s still available!
    Buy: 3 Vitaminwater at $1.25 each
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    Roundup: Free subscriptions to Taste of Home and Ebony, Moneymaker on mouthwash, and More

    Daily Roundup - Feb 11, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com
     

    Our daily roundup includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    ~ What I love today: Customer service shalom. From The Art of Simple, it’s the practice of paying attention to people in the service industry – learning the name of the customer service rep on the other end of the phone and thanking them for their help, or noticing something special about the barista who’s serving your coffee or the cashier who’s checking you out. “[B]ecause people always matter more than things.”

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    ~ Totally Target: Lysol deal at Target

    ~ For the Mommas: Cheap Wet Ones at Walmart

    ~ For the Mommas: $10 off a $25 purchase at JC Penney

    ~ Wild for Wags: Moneymaker on Colgate mouthwash at Walgreens

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    Easiest Gourmet Chocolate Dipping Sauce

    Easiest Gourmet Chocolate Dipping Sauce | Chief Family Officer

    Not to be confused with my Easiest Chocolate Dipping Sauce Ever, this chocolate dipping sauce is almost as easy and definitely takes the flavor to another level.

    The key, not surprisingly, is the chocolate.

    For the Easiest Chocolate Dipping Sauce Ever, you just need some chocolate chips. But to gourmet-ify the sauce, you need a high-quality chocolate.

    It can be difficult to source fair trade chocolate, but it’s worth the trouble and expense because most chocolate is produced by forced child labor. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both carry fair-trade chocolate bars, and many mainstream supermarkets do too – at Ralphs, my Kroger affiliate, I find them in the tiny natural foods snack section. (It’s a tiny section because they’ve incorporated most of the organic and natural foods into the rest of the store, so I’m not sure why the fair-trade chocolate gets treated differently, but it does.)

    Easiest Gourmet Chocolate Dipping Sauce | Chief Family Officer

    I’ve called for 60% cacao chocolate, which falls into the semi-sweet category, but you should adjust your dipping sauce based on how intense you like your chocolate – go for a higher percentage for a darker, more intense sauce, and a lower percentage for a sweeter version.

    Once you’ve got your chocolate, all you need is a recipe:

    Easiest Gourmet Chocolate Dipping Sauce
    Makes approximately 3/4 cup

    4 oz 60% cacao chocolate, chopped (approximately 1/2 cup)
    1/4 cup heavy cream or whole milk
    1 tablespoon butter

    Combine chocolate and cream or milk in a microwave safe bowl (I use a glass measuring cup). Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Remove and whisk to melt as much chocolate as possible. If necessary, microwave on high for an additional 15 seconds, then remove and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the butter until the butter has melted and thoroughly incorporated. Transfer to a serving bowl.

    The sauce will remain pourable at room temperature, but don’t leave it out for more than a couple of hours for safety reasons.