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  • Morning Coffee: Crisis Cleaning & More

    It’s an insanely busy day for me today, and thanks to being sick since Thanksgiving, I haven’t been keeping up my house the way I usually do. But I’m having a small dinner party tonight, and that means I’ll be crisis cleaning and cooking while trying to get a bunch of other time-sensitive stuff done. (“Crisis cleaning” is a Flylady concept explained here.) I’m planning to keep up a running commentary on Facebook while I’m home, although my schedule requires me to be gone a good part of the day – which makes crisis cleaning difficult. Still, it needs to be done and I’m confident that somehow, everything will end up okay. You can follow me on Facebook here.

    There should be at least one Smart Source and one Red Plum insert in this weekend’s newspaper. Coupons to look forward to include $0.40/1 Betty Crocker cookie pouch, $1/2 Keebler, $1/1 Children’s Advil, and various Axe coupons. Keep in mind that coupon inserts vary by region, so your may differ somewhat from those listed at Sunday Coupon Preview.

    Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day is the Scotch Thermal Laminator for just $16.99 – that’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen, and it gets 4.5 out of 5 stars in 318 reviews. For refills, you can get the 100-pack of Universal Laminating Pouches for $12.65, which works out to less than 13 cents per pouch.

    Amazon has the Black Pearl Pendant pictured at right for just $15.99 ($50 value; 4 out of 5 stars in 9 reviews).

    The “Holiday Flurry” Lightning Deals continue at Amazon, and I recommend scrolling through them because it’s another day of random items. There’s Puffs tissue at 7 a.m. PST, Josh Groban‘s Noel album at 8 a.m., Avery printer labels at 2:45 p.m., and a Lodge Camp Dutch Oven at 7:30 p.m. There’s Spode Christmas items throughout the day, and it’s Electronics Day so there are a lot of those items as well, including digital cameras.

    Daily deal site Mamapedia is offering a 2-year subscription to Good Housekeeping for just $10 – that works out to $0.42 per issue. The deal is valid for new, renewal, and gift subscriptions.

    Get a printable coupon for $5/2 adult entrees at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and/or Longhorn Steakhouse via Free Coupon Alerts.

    There were some new coupons added to Coupons.com overnight, including $1/2 Armour meatballs, and $1/1 Perdue Simply Smart Chicken product.

    free Android app of the day is Snow Go Kiddo ($0.99 value), a game for children that gets 3.5 out of 5 stars in 33 reviews.

    The FREE ShopRunner membership is back on Facebook – it’s a $79 value that gives you free shipping and returns at many stores, including Toys R Us, Drugstore.com and American Eagle.

    Speaking of Toys R Us, today and tomorrow only, they are offering a pack of Huggies Santa diapers for just $5 – use the coupon for $2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers from the 11/20 Smart Source to get a pack of diapers for just $3.

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