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  • Recent Recalls: M&M’s jewelry, Safety 1st stroller

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

    Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M’S-Branded Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard – Click through for additional photos:

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    Roundup: FREE angel food cake, 8×10 print, nail polish and more, Plus rare $1/1 milk coupon

    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.

    Daily Roundup of Coupons, Deals, and More - August 27, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: New experiences. Last night, we went to the first game of the season for the CSUN Matadors men’s soccer team, making it the first time I’ve ever set foot on that campus. We had a good time, and the home team won!

    ~ MySavings: Free Bakery Fresh Goodness angel food cake at Kroger/Kroger affiliates

    ~ MySavings: Victoria’s Secret instant win game in-store today only

    ~ Best Buy: Apple Watch Sport for just $199 {regularly $299; 4.6 stars in 475 reviews}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: E-Z Up Instant Shelter Canopies starting at $105.99

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    $1.00 off one Pilot Pen Precise
    $0.50 off one Starbucks Refreshers
    $1.25 off any 1 Clorox Toilet Wand
    $0.50 off any ONE Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner
    $1.00 off any 2 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
    $2.50 off one Pilot Pen G2 Gel Ink 10 pack
    $1.00 off one Pilot Pen FriXion erasable products
    $1.00 off one Pilot Pen Acroball Pen 2 Pack
    $0.50 off one Clorox Clean Up Spray
    $0.25 off one Clorox Bleach
    $1.00 off one Skintimate
    $2.00 off one Schick Silk Effects
    $3.00 off one Schick Womens Razor

    ~ New Hopster coupons:

    Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Luvo steamed entrée
    Save $1.50 on any TWO (2) Luvo burritos. Unlock when you complete 1 Luvo Inc activity.
    Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) Luvo steamed entrée. Unlock when you complete 1 Luvo Inc activity.
    Save $2.50 on any ONE (1) Simple Green Pet Product
    $1.50 off any Luvo entrée. Unlock when you complete 1 Luvo Inc activity.
    SAVE $1.50 on any ONE (1) Citrucel® product (16.9 oz. or larger or Caplet 100ct. or larger)

    ~ Pampers Rewards: Get 15 points with codes FB3ZJKALVH82316 {10 points} and TWCGJXWEW9DVX16 {5 points}

    ~ Through tomorrow (8/28) at Walgreens Photo: Get a FREE 8×10 print with code FREESTUFF

    ~ Through tomorrow (8/28) at Shutterfly: Get TWO of the following for FREE with code FREEBIE: Set of Coasters, Personalized Puzzle, Custom Reusable Bag, and/or 8×10 12-month Calendar

    ~ Printable Coupons: Rare coupon for $1/1 any gallon of milk

    ~ Printable Coupons: Free Tofurkey Chick’n at Whole Foods

    ~ Passion for Savings: Deals on Hefty Slider bags at Target

    ~ Passion for Savings: Free Wet n Wild gel nail polish at CVS

    ~ Wild for CVS: CVS floss picks for $0.99, today only

    ~ Wild for CVS: $3 moneymaker starting tomorrow at CVS


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    Deal Roundup: Walgreens, CVS, Walmart

    A roundup of the hottest deals and scenarios at popular stores like Target – perfect for beginner and expert bargain hunters alike. Thank you for printing through the affiliate coupon links below, which helps support this site at no additional cost to you! As with all deals, availability and prices can vary so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    Deal Roundup - August 26, 2016 | Chief Family Officer

    Walgreens: FREE Puffs Tissue
    This deal starts on Sunday – print your coupon now while it’s available!
    Buy: 1 Puffs Facial Tissue at $0.99
    Use: $0.25/1 Puffs Product coupon or from 8/28 P&G insert
    Pay: $0.74
    Submit for: $1/1 Puffs Facial Tissue Checkout 51 rebate {may vary by account}
    Final Price: $0.26 Moneymaker
    Valid 8/28-9/3. The limit on the Checkout 51 rebate is 1, so you will have to choose whether to do this deal at Walgreens or CVS (see below). Via Hip2Save.

    CVS: FREE Puffs Tissue
    This deal starts on Sunday – print your coupon now while it’s available!
    Buy: 1 Puffs Facial Tissue at $0.99
    Use: $0.25/1 Puffs Product coupon or from 8/28 P&G insert
    Pay: $0.74
    Submit for: $1/1 Puffs Facial Tissue Checkout 51 rebate {may vary by account}
    Final Price: $0.26 Moneymaker
    Valid 8/28-9/3. The limit on the Checkout 51 rebate is 1, so you will have to choose whether to do this deal at Walgreens or CVS. Via Hip2Save.

    Walmart: Moneymaker on Almay Makeup Remover
    Buy: 2 Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads 15ct at $1.25 each {price may vary}
    Use: $5/2 Almay Products coupon
    Final Price: $2.50 Moneymaker
    End date unknown. Via Hip2Save.

    Walmart: Pilot Pens for $0.87
    Buy: 1 Pilot Acroball Pens 2ct at $2.74 {price may vary}
    Use: $1/1 Pilot Acroball Ball Point Pens 2ct+ coupon
    Final Price: $1.74, or $0.87 per pen
    End date unknown. Via Passion for Savings.

    Hot Swagbucks Updates: Three for All Bonus + Earn More SB with Back to School Shopping, nCrave, and Swago

    You probably already know about Swagbucks, which is one my favorite ways to earn free money online, but did you know they have some bonus offers right now?

    With the latest edition of Three for All, new Swagbucks members get a bonus 300 SB when you join Swagbucks and earn 300 SB by the end of August. Each 300 SB is worth a $3 gift card to the store of your choice (includes Paypal too!). If you’re already a Swagbucks member, you can get a bonus 300 SB for yourself when you refer a friend to Swagbucks, and that friend earns 300 SB before the end of the month. (Yes, you both get 300 bonus SB! Bonuses will be credited by September 6.)

    Here are a few ideas to quickly earn your first 300 SB:

    • Watch a few short clips from Top Sports Headlines, World New Headlines, cooking shows, and the Latest from TMZ – earn 26 SB
    • Take a 5 minute survey for 60 SB and a 13 minute survey for 100 SB. Even if you are disqualified from a survey, you get paid up to five times for a total of 5 SB
    • Print a $1 off Flintstone’s Vitamin Coupon – earn 25 SB
    • Join Zulilly’s free mailing list – earn 50 SB
    • Watch nCrave for 20 minutes (more details below) – earn 20 SB
    • Install the Hulu App on your phone – earn 24 SB

    Here’s another way to earn SB: Through September 1, Swagbucks is offering double cash back in the form of points called SB when you shop through them for your back to school essentials. Even better, if you join Swagbucks through this link and spend at least $25 at the stores listed below through Swagbucks, you’ll earn a 500 SB bonus – that’s worth a FREE $5 gift card!

    • Walmart – Up to 7 SB per $1
    • Target – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • eBay – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • Amazon – Up to 7 SB per $1
    • Macy’s – Up to 6 SB per $1
    • Gap – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • Old Navy – Up to 4 SB per $1
    • Priceline – Up to 10 SB per $1
    • Expedia – Up to 8 SB per $1

    Do you like to watch videos online? If so, you should get paid for it! Swagbucks works with nCrave to bring you tech and celeb news, upcoming movie trailers, DIYs, make up tutorials and so much more. Check out their video playlists and videos to entertain yourself for hours and earn 2 SB for every 10 videos you watch. You can watch on the Swagbucks website, via the Swagbutton web extension, or on the go with the SBTV mobile app. It’s a really easy way to rack up SB for the Three for All bonus mentioned above!

    Here’s one more way to earn bonus SB: SWAGO returns on Monday, August 29! SWAGO is a bingo-inspired promotion and the latest round is all about online shopping (but you don’t have to make a purchase to earn your bonus!). Complete a pattern on your SWAGO board and earn bonus SB! Here’s what you need to know:

    • Shop SWAGO will begin on Monday, August 29 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. You must opt in by clicking on the “join” button – otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your SWAGO Board will contain an action item to complete.
    • Once you complete the action item in a particular square, the square will change color to indicate the action item is complete.
    • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
    • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses, which are located on the right of your SWAGO Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
    • Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, but you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
    • The game ends Monday, September 5 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. You must hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit before then in order to receive your bonus!

    Review and Giveaway: Charmin Essentials Bath Tissue

    One thing true bargain hunters know is that if you want to pay the lowest price on everyday items, you can’t be brand-loyal. So like the true coupon-wielding bargain hunter that I am, I’ve tried the different brands of toilet paper out there. And that experience actually made me brand loyal to Charmin Ultra Soft, which is by far my preferred brand of toilet paper. (I know, you didn’t really need to know that about me. But this is a review and giveaway of toilet paper, after all! Speaking of which, as always, all opinions are honest and my own. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.) There is only one other brand of bath tissue that I’ll tolerate, so I freely admit that I’m picky when it comes to toilet paper.

    Since my preferred brand is Charmin, I couldn’t resist when I was asked to review their new line of bath tissue, Charmin Essentials. Could there really be a more economical toilet paper that I might actually like?

    Charmin Essentials Review & Giveaway

    There are two varieties of Charmin Essentials:

    Charmin Essentials Soft provides Charmin-like softness at an Angel Soft®-like price. Charmin Essentials Soft is clog-safe and septic-safe.*

    Charmin Essentials Strong provides a big Charmin roll at a Scott® 1000-like price. Charmin Essentials Strong has 3x the strength so you can feel your cleanest. Charmin Essentials Strong is also clog-safe and septic-safe.*

    I received both types of Charmin Essentials and I was impressed. Charmin Essentials Soft is just a little bit rougher than Charmin Ultra Soft, making it the thickest bargain soft bath tissue I’ve ever tried. In fact, once it was on the toilet paper holder, I forgot that it was a different variety than what I usually use! I can’t give it higher praise than that. If you want to save some money on toilet paper but hate the thin, quick-to-shred brands, this is the one for you.

    Similarly, Charmin Essentials Strong also seems just a little bit rougher than Charmin Ultra Strong and is a high-quality bath tissue. If you like strong toilet paper but hate the sandpaper kinds (who doesn’t?), then you need to try Essentials Strong. In fact, I thought the difference between the Essentials Soft and Essentials Strong is exactly the same as the difference between Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong.

    Charmin Essentials Strong and Charmin Essentials Soft are both available online and at local retailers nationwide in a variety of different sizes. Please note that pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. *Angel Soft® is a registered trademark of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Productions LP. Scott® 1000 is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Comparisons based on MSRP and versus the leading bargain brand.

    If you’re shopping in-store, you can print a coupon for $0.25/1 Charmin Basic or Essentials Soft & Strong Bath Tissue. There was also a coupon for $0.25/1 Charmin Product in the 7/31 P&G insert, and another one coming in the 8/28 P&G insert.

    WIN IT!

    Charmin wants to give one lucky CFO reader a Charmin Essentials Prize Pack containing two packages of Charmin Essentials Soft and two packages of Charmin Essentials Strong. Each package contains six Mega rolls, which is equivalent to 24 rolls. In other words, the winner will receive the equivalent of 96 rolls of toilet paper! It may not be terribly exciting, but we all need toilet paper! To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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