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  • Morning Coffee: Join Weight Watchers for $1

    Weight WatchersThrough Saturday (8/7), you can join Weight Watchers for just $1 (instead of the usual $30 sign up fee). I’ve been doing the online program for two months now and have lost 15 pounds, so I can tell you that it works! If you stick to it, of course :) Links via

    Tia’s Saving Cents has this week’s SoCal and Nevada match ups. There should be some great deals with the doublers that were in this past Sunday’s paper. My problem is that Albertsons isn’t particularly close, and not worth the trip if I can’t use more than 3 doublers per trip.

    Christian Clippers has this week’s Vons match ups.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 4-pack of YoCrunch Fruit Parfait. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Wow! Orange County residents can get a one-year subscription to the OC Register for just 2 cents – and that’s not a typo. (Via Coupon Cravings.)

    Get a printable coupon for 50 cents/1 Life Savers from Walmart (scroll down to the “Sweet Savings” panel).

    Get $10 off a $10 purchase at JC Penny with code TEN2YOU. According to an email I got yesterday, JCP Rewards members get free shipping on shoes during August, plus a $10 rewards for buying two pairs of non-clearance shoes. Don’t forget to go through a shopping portal like Ebates to get some cash back. (Learn more about Ebates.)

    These sound totally divine: Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Ganache and Marshmallow Filling.

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