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  • Check out the season's hot Back to School Deals and stock up on school and office supplies!
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  • Midmorning Coffee: Cool Swag Bucks Happenings

    Search & WinI’ve written many time about my love for Swag Bucks (such as why it’s my favorite way to earn free money). So I’m always excited when they introduce new ways to earn Swag Bucks, or just improve on the existing ways. As they posted on the blog yesterday, they are doubling Bonus Bucks, so I got two Swag Bucks for using the toolbar and two Swag Bucks for taking the daily poll today. Yay! Disclosure: If you join Swag Bucks using my referral link, I’ll get bonus Swag Bucks, so thank you if you do!

    There are a few more hot Groupon deals today:

    • Get a $30 gift certificate to RedEnvelope.com for $15 in Omaha. The Groupon can be applied toward shipping and is valid starting 10/14.
    • Get $25 of personalized jewelry for $12 from Love Stamped in Long Island (side deal). Shipping is included. Their jewelry is quite lovely and would make a fabulous gift for a mom or grandma. I’ve actually already purchased one for my mom or mother-in-law (I’m not sure which one I’m giving it to yet!)
    • Get $40 worth of brownie gifts for $20 from Fairytale Brownies in Sioux Falls. The Groupon can be applied toward shipping, which is $6.95. Gifts start in the low $30 range, which means the Groupon can cover the entire cost of a very nice gift.
    • Get $45 worth of chocolate treats for $19 from Chocolate Gourmet in the Piedmont Triad. The Groupon can be applied toward shipping, which appears to be about $10. Gift sets start at $27, so you could add an additional two brownies for $8, and have the Groupon cover the entire cost of another nice gift.
    • Get a 24 cookie gift box for $22 from Insomnia Cookies in San Diego (deal nearby). Shipping is included. I sent these to a gourmand friend for her birthday and she was very happy. They come individually wrapped so they’ll keep nicely in the freezer, too. Plus, you can make special requests (I asked for no peanuts since she’s allergic).
    • Get a 20-page hardcover book of your blog for $12 from Blog2Print in Salt Lake City (deal nearby). Shipping is included.

    These are online deals that can be purchased by anyone regardless of location – just click on “Visit More Cities” at the top of the page to get the deal. Disclosure: If you sign up for Groupon using my referral link, I’ll get a bonus when you purchase your first Groupon. Thank you! After you’ve registered, purchase your Groupon through Ebates to get back 3% of your purchase price.

    Get a free 5 lb. bag of Natura Pet Food.

    Sign up for a free Starbucks Card to receive a free birthday beverage of your choice. Now if only Coffee Bean, which I like better than Starbucks, would make the same offer. (Via Bargain Briana.)

    Moneywise Moms is going to talk about Legos this week. My boys are sort of into them, but I foresee the day when Legos are even more ubiquitous than action figures in our house.

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