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  • LAUSD Magnet Schools: Choices application for 2015-2016 school year available today

    Choices Application 2015-2016

    The eChoices web site is now live with everything you need to complete this year’s application.

    If you’re ready to go, start here. This year, you will need to create an account to apply online.

    If you want a little more information before you start completing the application, go here and here.

    The paper version of the Choices brochure should be available at your local LAUSD school, Educational Service Centers and PCSB Offices, and Los Angeles Public Libraries (although I’ve been told that at least some schools have not yet received the brochure).

    Schools have been hosting tours, and you can find out about them by checking each school’s online calendar or calling their office. You can also check out magnet schools by attending the handful of scheduled Magnet Fairs.

    Don’t forget that the deadline to apply is November 14, 2014.

    Good luck!

    Best of Costco Deals: Oct 2 – Oct 26, 2014

    Costco Deals

    You’ll generally find better deals on everyday items like toiletries and paper goods if you play The Drugstore Game. However, Costco has great prices on certain items like cheese, responsibly sourced chocolate chips, and more. These monthly coupon booklet match ups can help you see what’s worth getting on your next trip to Costco. Click here to see these match ups

    Best of Smart & Final Deals and Match Ups: Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

    Smart & Final Deals at

    Here are highlights from this week’s sale at Smart & Final. Read their official coupon policy here.

    Click here to see these match ups

    Best of Whole Foods Deals and Match Ups: Oct 1 – Oct 7, 2014

    Whole Foods deals and coupons

    Here are the best deals this week at Whole Foods (Southern Pacific Region, which includes Southern California).

    Click here to see these match ups

    Best of Stater Bros. Deals and Match Ups: Oct 1 – Oct 8, 2014

    Stater Bros deals and coupon match ups

    Here are the best deals at Stater Bros., a supermarket here in Southern California. This week, you can get cheap pasta and pasta sauce, Halloween candy, and more!

    Click here to see these match ups