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  • Midday Coffee: Cookie Recipe Correction

    I have to apologize, because in the Chocolate Chip-Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookie recipe I posted yesterday, I got the flour amount wrong – it should be 2 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour, not 3. I’ve fixed the original post but wanted to mention it today too. Sorry!

    If you’re local, you can get a one-month membership with waived initiation fee plus unlimited open gym attendance at Gymboree for $32 at select locations through Groupon. Gymboree is a lot of fun for little ones, and that it is a great price. If you sign up for Groupon using my referral link, I’ll get a bonus when you purchase your first Groupon. After you’ve registered, you can purchase your Groupon through Ebates to get back 3% of your purchase price. Thank you!

    Today’s Plum District deal today is a customizable photo book from Snapfish for $15 ($28 value). These make great grandparent gifts for the holidays. Disclosure: If you join Plum District using my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first Plum Deal purchase – thank you!

    Christian Clippers has this week’s Stater Bros. match ups.

    Common Sense with Money reports that there is a new printable coupon that makes for free-after-RR Vaseline lotion this week.

    Sam’s Club members can get a free sample of Children’s Claritin chewable tablets.

    Today only, get a printable coupon for $5/1 Four Paws Wee-Wee Pad On Target Trainer.

    The CPSC is warning parents about the dangers of sleep positioners.

    Tomorrow at noon PDT, Facebook likers of Zone Perfect can get a free Zone Perfect Cookie Dough bar.

    Money Saving Mom explains her weekly couponing routine and reports that she spends about 2 to 2 1/2 hours on couponing and shopping each week. I think I spend a few more hours than that shopping each week now, but given our new financial circumstances, I am trying to snag more deals to keep our expenses down. (More on that later, as I am starting to burn out.)

    Life as Mom has some tips on making the most of a parent-teacher conference.

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