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    I’m seeing more reports that Ralphs stores are back to doubling one like coupon per transaction, although the super doubles coupon promotion goes through Thanksgiving.

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    Moms (and moms to be) can get a printable coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase at Hallmark.

    Savings Lifestyle reports that Kroger stores have a new holiday gift card/fuel discount promotion, so I would expect to see this in our next Ralphs ad. I have to say, though, that even with the discount, Costco is considerably less expensive than Shell.

    Here’s a list of current restaurant gift card promotions.

    LAUSD is proposing to move to a August-May school year for all schools and grade levels. The best reason I’ve heard is that teachers will have more time to teach the material covered by mandatory testing, and less time to “fill” after testing is done until the school year ends. It also makes sense for the older kids, who will be able to end their semester (and thus finals) before winter break.

    CVS has recalled its green reusable bags due to elevated levels of lead. I Heart CVS has more info, including a photo of the bags.

    Comments

    1. The Vegas school district sent out a questionnaire to teacher's at the end of last school asking about changing to an August to May school year. The other reason is so that the breaks in the school year align more with the semesters. Right now the semester ends (and finals are given) the week after students return from Winter Break, which really makes no sense.

      But now I wonder if this is really a a national trend. It will be hard for us with our oldest on a Sept-June calendar in PA as she is with us for breaks and the summer. But other than that, it seems to make sense.

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    3. It means so much that you liked my 233 ways to save money enough to share it with fellow readers. Thank you and keep up the great work on CFO! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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