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  • Morning Coffee

    Morning Coffee is published daily and 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.

    ~ Amazon: Kindle version of Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst for just $0.99 {4.8 stars in 801 reviews; it was $8.99 when I added it to my wishlist in Jan 2013, after reading Money Saving Mom‘s recommendation – of course I just ordered it for myself!}

    ~ Lots of new Coupons.com printables today – click through to see them all!

    ~ Today’s Kindle Travel Daily Deal: Thrilling Cities by Ian Fleming for $1.99 {who knew James Bond’s creator had written a travel book?! $7.99 value; 3.7 stars in 24 reviews}

    ~ New SavingStar offers include:

    ~ Through Saturday: Get 50% off Hello Kitty toddler and girls costumes with Target Cartwheel

    ~ The Kitchn: Rinsing quinoa before cooking is a personal choice, not a necessity

    ~ For the Mommas: Free sample of Metamucil health bar


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    Evening Roundup: Cheap VitaMelts, $10/$100 Ralphs coupon & More

    Evening 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.

    – Use two of this printable coupon for $2.50/1 Nature Made VitaMelts to get two for approximately $2 each at CVS this week

    Groupon: Custom Wood Photo-Block Ornaments for just $5 {$26 value!}

    – This rare high-value printable coupon for $1/1 Odwalla juice has reset

    Ralphs Facebook page: Digital coupon for $10 off a $100 purchase

    The Kitchn: Ideas for using up leftover canned pumpkin {a few years ago, I concluded that homemade and fresh pumpkin puree cost about the same}

    All Things Target: Free Bounce dryer sheets at Target

    Hip2Save: Free Jason Aldean album from Google Play

    MOMables: Ghost Strawberries for Halloween

    Totally Target: Deals on Old Spice, Pantene and other P&G products at Target


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    LAUSD: Volunteering at Your Child’s School

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    LAUSD policy allows parents to volunteer at their child’s school, and most “good” schools encourage parents to volunteer – especially now, when budget cuts mean schools need all the help they can get. {And there’s a correlation between student achievement and parent involvement.}

    In order to volunteer, you’ll need to complete a School Volunteer Application, which requires some background info. I think this is less important when it comes to parents, but since anyone can volunteer at an LAUSD school, it does help to weed out anyone who might have a less than honorable purpose for volunteering. The application is not required for one-time activities, such as chaperoning a field trip.

    A negative TB test is also required within the six months prior to the volunteer period. However, TB test results are good for four years, so you won’t need to get one every school year.

    What can you do as a volunteer?

    Some teachers welcome parent assistance and will be thrilled that you’ve asked to help them – even if your child isn’t in their class! I know many teachers who love having a parent come in to read to the class on a weekly basis, and some teachers even have parents and grandparents of former students who read to their class weekly.

    The school’s administrative staff may be able to suggest other ways to help. At our, the PTA has a number of on-campus activities that could use more volunteers, including cleaning the cafeteria tables, supervising the kindergarten lunch period, staffing the library, gardening, and providing playground supervision during recess.

    The bottom line: If you want to volunteer, do it!

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    Best of Ralphs Deals and Match Ups: Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

    Here are highlights from the sale starting tomorrow at Ralphs, including cheap Capri Sun, Halloween candy, and more! Learn about shopping at Ralphs, including their coupon policy, here.

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    Best of Food 4 Less Deals and Match Ups: Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

    Food 4 Less coupons and deals

    Here are the best of the upcoming deals at Food 4 Less, a Kroger/Ralphs affiliate here in Southern California. They have fewer locations than Ralphs, and tend to have lower prices. Like Ralphs, their sales run Wednesday through Tuesday.

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