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  • Morning Coffee: 500 GB Hard Drive for $65

    I just ordered Amazon’s Deal of the Dayfor myself: it’s this Iomega eGo 500 GB Portable Hard Drivefor just $64.99. It’ll help us back up our computers, especially all of those iTunes shows that take up a lot of memory. It gets 4 out of 5 stars in 16 reviews, plus it’s pretty. :) Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

    Coupons has some new coupons, including 50 cents/1 Old El Paso, $1/1 Sambucol, and $1/1 Joint Juice. There’s a Catalina deal at Kroger stores right now, including Ralphs, where you get $1 or $3 off your next beef or chicken purchase when you buy 3 or 6 packages, respectively, of Old El Paso Taco Shells, Dinner Kits, Seasoning Packets, Refried Beans or Heat & Serve Side Dishes. According to the printout I received at Ralphs, the offer expires 10/3. Links via Logical Media

    There’s a new printable coupon for $1.50/1 Hyland’s Cold and Cough, which is free after Register Rewards this week at Walgreens. Use the coupon for $1.50 profit! (Via Common Sense with Money.)

    Search & WinIf you noticed Swag Bucks having trouble with the site since Thursday, you’ll be happy to know that everything is supposed to be back to normal now.

    Just Hungry‘s Maki Itoh shared a recipe for Eggplant with Miso Meat Sauce in the Japan Times. It’s one of my favorite dishes, although the recipe I’ve used calls for a small amount of ground pork.

    A Full Cup user hermashaw shared her stockpile pics.