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  • Morning Coffee: Vanilla beans!

    I received my Madagascar vanilla beans yesterday, and I’m still sniffing the packaging because it smells heavenly. I ended up ordering the 16-bean pack because I wasn’t positive I could use up the entire 1/2 lb. package, even though it was a better deal ($9.29 for 16 beans vs. $22.29 for 54). But both are such a great deal, and the scent is just intoxicating. 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!

    CellfireLog in to your Cellfire account today before 6 p.m. EST for a $0.50 or $3 off coupon that you can load to your Kroger-affiliated store card (like Ralphs). I love that a totally free e-coupon service like Cellfire pays me to use them :) Links via

    Amazon has some $5 magazine subscriptions through March 6, including Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Parenting, and Working Mother.

    The Grocery Deal of the Day is a six-pack of gluten-free pie crust mix for $17.53 – it gets 4 1/2 out of 5 stars in 22 reviews. There’s also a Lightning Deal from 6 to 10 a.m. PST on the Barefoot Contessa Baking Mix Collection, which includes Coconut Cupcake Mix, Outrageous Brownie Mix, Red Velvet Cupcake Mix, and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix. Look for it to be less than the Subscribe & Save price of $32.69.

    Groupon is currently offering a double credit of $20 if you refer a friend who makes a purchase by March 16. Don’t forget to remind your friends that they can get 3% back by shopping through Ebates. Thank you if you join(ed) Groupon using my referral link!

    Get a sneak peek at next week’s Staples ad – it looks like there will four free-after-rebate items through Wednesday, including pens, paper clips, envelopes and photo paper, plus several $1 items. You can also get double Staples Rewards (20%) on HP ink purchases.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Freschetta pizza. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    One of this month’s Rite Aid deals is on Port Clyde sardines – they are $1.29 and giving $1 +UP rewards. I haven’t tried these so I don’t know the quality, but I am hoping they’re decent because I’m totally out of sardines and I miss my Roasted Cauliflower and Sardine Pasta.

    Get 10 points at Pampers Gifts to Grow with code 500000Pampers10.

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