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  • Midmorning Coffee: LAUSD Magnet Tours & More

    If you live in Los Angeles and are interested in having your child attend a public school other than your local LAUSD school, you definitely should check out the eChoices web site. There’s a list of dates for tours (pdf) of participating magnet schools, and a list of schools children can leave if there’s room at a better school. And it turns out that there are three new high-school level magnets opening in 2011, which I didn’t realize.

    Amazon’s Deal of the Day is 10k White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings, starting at $109.99. You can choose from round or square cut, and 1/4 or 1/2 carat. 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!

    The Holiday Lightning Deals include a gourmet food basket at 8 a.m. PST (for less than $45.49), a surge protector at 11:20 a.m. (“63% off”), a 64GB Zune at 11:45 p.m. (for less than $314.99), and a Disney Princess bath set at 4 p.m. (for less than $29.06).

    Today’s free holiday mp3 is Time of the Season by Isabel Campbell and Mark Lanegan.

    Today’s Starbucks deal of the day is a $5 Starbucks gift card when you buy a 12-pack of Via instant coffee.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/2 tubs of Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Locals can get a printable coupon for 50% off frozen yogurt at Menchie’s.

    Common Sense with Money reports that you can get 50 free prints including shipping from Snapfish with code HPINK50. I’m off to try that one for myself!

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