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  • Afternoon Coffee: Some Children’s Swine Flu Vaccines Recalled (But Don’t Panic)

    Just an FYI for parents: Some swine flu vaccine shots for children have been recalled because their potency has diminished. According to the article, there’s no cause for concern if your child got one or two doses of the recalled vaccine, but if you were planning to get the vaccine now, you may want to check with your doctor’s office to make sure they have some available.

    Parenting Squad is giving away an HP TouchSmart 600. Ends 12/18.

    Gourmet Mom-on-the-Go is giving away a Kitchen Aid commercial-grade Mixer. Ends 12/18.

    A possible new trend: Over at A Full Cup, someone noticed that NY & Co. changed the terms of their store charge card to require a $1 monthly fee for issuing a paper statement. I wonder if other card issuers will begin doing the same to urge customers to switch to paperless statements.

    Fabulessly Frugal is giving away a $50 Kohl’s gift card. Ends 12/19.

    Maybe Golf Digest is worried about the Tiger effect: you can get a one-year subscription free via Rewards Gold.

    Printable Grocery Coupons and Deals has details on how to get a free bag of Halo Healthsome Treats dog biscuits.

    The Carnival of Personal Finance #235: The Cinderella Edition is up at Well-Heeled, and includes my post on medical bills and personal finance.

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