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  • Reader Appreciation Giveaway: Mystery Box of Samples, Full-Size Products & Other Goodies

    Mystery Box Giveaway

    It’s time for another Mystery Box giveaway!

    Like previous Mystery Boxes, this one is full of samples, full-size products, and other surprises. It’s just another way for me to say, Thank you for reading CFO!

    The current Mystery Box is a USPS Medium Flat Rate Priority Mail box like the one pictured above, and contains all of the mystery items that will arrive at the winner’s doorstep. If that sounds like fun, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway, and good luck!

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    Morning Coffee: $9.99 slow cooker, Halloween craft deals & More

    Morning Coffee is published daily and includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    ~ Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal: My Alien Parents by R. L. Stine for $1.99 {list price $3.99; 4.2 stars in 57 reviews}

    ~ Sears: Hamilton Beach 4 qt. Stainless Steel Slow Cooker for just $9.99 + Free in-store pickup {$29.99 value!}

    ~ New SavingStar offer for one FREE Cadbury Screme Egg

    ~ For the Mommas: Deal on Got2Be shampoo at Walgreens

    ~ Hip2Save: Halloween deals at Michael’s

    ~ Mom on a Mission: Halloween buffet ideas


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    Evening Roundup: Half-off Riviera pears, Target deals & More

    Evening Roundup includes the best of the latest coupons, deals, and info I think you may find interesting. Prices and deals can change at any time so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. Please note this post contains affiliate links that help support this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you for using them! You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    Living Social: Harry & David Maverick® Royal Riviera® Pears 5-lb box for $13 {$27 value; these may be my favorite fruit of all time!}

    For the Mommas: Cheap Clorox bleach at Target

    Freebies 4 Mom: Pack of free samples from Target

    Hip2Save: Possible free $16.64 Amazon Appstore credit

    Deal Mama: Possible cheap Frito Lay snacks at Walmart

    Organic Deals: Cheap organic chai tea concentrate at Target

    Passion for Savings: Cheap Lalaloopsy dolls at Target

    Printable Coupons: Rare $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste coupon {these often go on sale for $1 at Target, making them just $0.50/box after coupon!}

    – For locals near Hollywood: The Ralphs on Sunset is having a Grand Re-Opening tomorrow {Friday, Oct 24}- the first 300 customers get free breakfast!

    Money Saving Mom: $10/$25 JC Penney coupon


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    Chief Family Officer’s Favorite Things: Progressive Chop Turner

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    Progressive Chop Turner - Chief Family Officer's Favorite Things

    Over ten years ago, when I first began cooking for my husband, one of the first things I learned was that he likes his ground meat to be as miniscule as possible. We have a wooden spoon that curves into a point on one side, much like this OXO Wooden Corner Spoon:


    It was our utensil of choice to mash ground beef and turkey as it cooked, but the cooking process required a lot of intensive attention – time that I could (and preferred to) spend on other meal prep tasks while the meat cooked. Still, I love my husband and I want him to enjoy his food, so I did my best to get the ground meat as small as possible.

    Then, one day, I received a promotional pack for some product. The box included the item I was supposed to promote {I honestly don’t even remember what it was anymore}, as well as various kitchen items, including the Progressive Chop Turner:

    It’s really odd-looking, and I didn’t know what to make of it. I’m not even sure why I decided to use it, but I’m so glad I did! More than any utensil I’ve ever used, it gets my ground meat down to uniformly small pieces:

    ground meat using the Progressive Chop Turner

    It’s hard to make out each individual lump of meat because of the uniform color, but that’s now how all of my ground meat comes out looking if the recipe calls for crumbling it – tiny! And the best part is that I don’t need to stand over the stove while the meat is cooking. I can wander away for a few minutes to do something else, then come back, vigorously stab and turn the meat a few times, then leave again. (Yes, I get to work off some angst too!) I repeat the process for as long as it takes the meat to cook, and by then, I’ve accomplished quite a few other tasks around the kitchen too.

    Not long after my husband and I got together, I discovered that one of my friends likes her meat the same way {I learned this because she pulled out a lunch from home one day, and I gawked at how perfectly small and uniform her ground turkey was}. So for perfectionists and picky eaters alike, I highly recommend the Progressive Chop Turner!

    You can buy the Progressive Chop Turner for $7.99 at Amazon.

    See all of Chief Family Officer’s Favorite Things here.

    Sponsored Video: Cleaning up is easy with Glad Black Bags

    Football season is in full swing, and that means it’s also time for backyard barbeques and tailgate parties. I love good football {yes, really!}, but as you might guess, my absolute favorite thing about tailgate parties is the food! It’s not a real football party without some good burgers, wings, and chips and dip. But the neat freak in me always cringes when thinking about a good barbeque or tailgate party because of the mess!

    Enter Glad Black Bags, which you probably think of as the garbage bags you use for yard work. But check out the fun video below to see how they can make quick work of your barbeque messes:

    How awesome would it be to have the TrashCrashers crash your party and clean up for you?! Okay, so that’s not likely to happen, but at least you can pick up some Glad Black Bags to easily clean up after your party.

    Right now, you can click here to get a coupon for $1/1 Glad Black Bags. Share the coupon via social media and bump the value of the coupon up to $1.50/1! You can find deals for Glad trash bags here – for locals, it looks like your best deal will be at Vons/Pavilions tomorrow (Friday, October 24), when Glad trash bags will be part of the $5 Friday sale, so you’ll pay just $3.50 for a box!

    You can also visit the Glad website or Glad Facebook page for more Glad updates.

    This post is sponsored by Glad. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

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