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  • Midday Coffee: Missing Coupon Inserts

    What was up with yesterday’s LA Times?! One of my two copies was missing the Smart Source insert, and my in-laws’ copy was missing the Red Plum insert. Grrr!

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    Today only, get a free Blockbuster Express rental with code 3MNDY. (Via Mojo Savings.)

    Whole Foods will have another one-day sale this Friday (11/12) – this time it’s medium cooked shrimp for $5.99/lb (about half off; limit 10 pounds per customer). I would have been happier if the shrimp wasn’t already cooked!

    Growing Up Gabel has a recipe for Broccoli Casserole that doesn’t required canned “cream of” soup.

    If you have an overabundance of cream cheese, check out Frugal Dr. Mom‘s list of cream cheese recipes.

    The Dough Roller discusses how much life insurance you need.

    Michael Ruhlman makes bacon.

    Single Ma discusses her incredible, hard-fought and totally awesome weight loss.

    Bargaineering warns against a scam that seeks to get money from you via a fake friend in emergency.

    Good Life Eats makes pearsauce.

    Zakka Life makes cute pumpkin pancakes.

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