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  • Roundup: HOT deals on GoGo squeeZ and 20 Mule Team Borax at Amazon, FREE 8×10 print at CVS, and More

    Our daily 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.

    Daily Roundup of Coupons, Deals, and More - Feb 13, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: When my son balks at what I made for dinner, only to try it and have to concede, “I like it.” ­čśÇ

    ~ Amazon: GoGo squeeZ Apple Strawberry Applesauce on the Go 72ct for just $33.82 when you clip the 15% off coupon and Subscribe & Save {works out to $0.47 per pouch, or like paying $1.88 for a 4ct box at Target!}

    ~ MySavings: Free 8×10 photo print at CVS

    ~ MySavings: 50 free Kellogg’s Family Rewards points

    ~ Today only at Amazon: 20% off Casper Sleep Mattresses {prices start at $476}

    ~ MySavings: Win a trip to Australia

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    ~ Amazon: 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster 65oz 4ct for $15.88 when you clip the $2 off coupon {works out to $3.97 per box!}

    ~ MySavings: Free online eye prescription

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    on any ONE (1) SeaPak® Product 8oz or Larger
    on ONE (1) lb. of Wunderbar® Bologna at the service deli (Redeemable at Hannaford)
    on ONE (1) package of DenTek┬« Easy Brush Interdental Cleaners or DenTek┬« Ultimate Comfort PicksÔäó
    on any ONE (1) Crunchmaster® product, including Crunchmaster® Protein
    On any ONE (1) box of Harvest Stone® products
    on any ONE (1) Crunchmaster® product, including Crunchmaster® Tuscan Peasant
    On any ONE (1) bag or box of Crunchmaster® products
    on any ONE (1) Sargento® Snack Bites®
    any ONE AXE HAIR product (excludes trial & travel sizes)

    ~ New Ralphs Facebook coupon for $5 off a $15 produce purchase

    ~ Hip2Save: L’Oreal hair stylers for $0.49 at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Progresso Soup for $0.67 at Target

    ~ Totally Target: TicTac gum for $0.42

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    Deal Roundup: Target, CVS, Walgreens

    A roundup of the hottest deals and scenarios at popular stores like Target – perfect for beginner and expert bargain hunters alike. Thank you for printing through the affiliate coupon links below, which helps support this site at no additional cost to you! As with all deals, availability and prices can vary so be sure to verify them before making your purchase. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.

    Deal Roundup - Feb 12, 2018 | Chief Family Officer

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    Target: FREE Garnier Hair Color
    Buy: 2 Garnier Olia Hair Color at $3.98 {price may vary}
    Use: (2) $3/1 Garnier Olia Hair Color Product coupons
    Pay: $1.96
    Receive: $5 Target GiftCard
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    CVS: Irish Spring Body Wash for $0.99
    Buy: 1 Irish Spring Body Wash at $3.99 {price may vary}
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    Pay: $2.99
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    Walgreens: Soft Scrub Cleansers for $1.52
    Buy: 2 Soft Scrub Cleansers 24oz at $3.79 and B1G1 Free {price may vary}
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    Roundup: HOT price on KitchenAid 6qt mixer, Deals on HBO and Nike gift cards, FREE Chobani yogurt, and More

    Our daily 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.

    Daily Roundup of Coupons, Deals, and More - Feb 12, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Stories about redemption and perserverance, so I really enjoyed watching Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu nail their performances at the Olympics.

    ~ HOT deal at today only at Amazon: KitchenAid Professional 6qt Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer for just $229.99 {$412.39 value; 4.4 stars in 324 reviews; this is a phenomenal price for a 6qt KitchenAid!}

    ~ BestBuy.com: $25 HBO NOW gift card for just $20 {select in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges}

    ~ Also at BestBuy.com: FREE $10 Best Buy e-gift card WYB $50 Nike gift card {ships FREE, and you can combine with the HBO deal above to get free shipping on both items}

    ~ MySavings: Free Colgate toothpaste at CVS

    ~ MySavings: Free ORS Olive Oil edge control hair gel

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 30% off select indoor activities from Hasbro {prices start at $3.14; includes Play-doh, board games, Baby Alive, Nerf, and more!}

    ~ MySavings: Free sample of Whimzees dog chews

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    ~ Today only at Amazon: Sunbeam Renue Contouring Neck and Shoulder Heating Pad for $32 {$49.99 value; 4.0 stars in 123 reviews; 4 Temperature Settings, 2-Hour Auto-Off, Machine Washable}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    on one (1) package of Purina® Tidy Cats® LightWeight cat litter, any size, any variety
    when you buy TWO (2) cups of Quaker® Overnight Oats
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    ~ Totally Target: Nabisco cookies multipacks for $1.15 at Target

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    Roundup: 20% off at Michaels, $50 Xbox GC for $45, Free personalized photo magnets, and More

    Our daily 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.

    Daily Roundup of Coupons, Deals, and More - Feb 11, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Watching the Winter Olympics, although my favorite things to watch are the clips of the athletes training, which are all too short.

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Kindle books by best-selling author Paulo Coelho starting at $1.99

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    ~ Today only at Newegg.com: $50 Xbox e-gift card for just $45 with code EMCPREP25

    ~ MySavings: Win a trip to Bali

    ~ MySavings: Free Pressed Juicery Juice for you and a friend

    ~ MySavings: Free sample of Pet Wants pet food

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    on any ONE (1) bag of Meow Mix® cat treats
    when you buy FOUR (4) Barilla® Blue Box Pasta products
    Buy one (1) 8 lb or smaller bag of Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Dry Dog Food, get one FREE (up to $12.99)
    on ONE (1) Purex┬« CrystalsÔäó In-Wash Fragrance Booster
    on ONE (1) GLISS® Hair Product (excludes trial and travel sizes)
    on ONE Kellogg's® Frosted Mini-Wheats® Cereal
    on any ONE (1) Children's or Infants' TYLENOL® or Children's or Infants' MOTRIN® product
    on any SIX (6) Meow Mix® single wet cat food cups
    on eight (8) 3 oz cans of Muse® Wet Cat food, any variety
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    on any ONE (1) Purex® Liquid Laundry Detergent (any size)
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    on any FLONASE┬« or FLONASE┬« SensimistÔäó Spray 120 ct or larger
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    on any ONE (1) Neutrogena® Cosmetics Lip or Eye product (excludes trial sizes and clearance products)
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    on any FLONASE┬« or FLONASE┬« SensimistÔäó Spray 60 ct or larger
    on one (1) RIGHT GUARD┬« Best Dressed CollectionÔäó Antiperspirants and/or Deodorants (excludes trial and travel sizes)
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    Roundup: 20% off Krispy Kreme gift card, FREE KIND bar, FREE Potatoes at Walmart, and More

    Our daily 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.

    Daily Roundup of Coupons, Deals, and More - Feb 10, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Kitchn‘s tip to roast veggies leftover from the week to use them up before you go grocery shopping again.

    ~ Amazon: Get a $50 Krispy Kreme e-gift card for just $40 with code DONUT10

    ~ MySavings: Coupon for a FREE full size KIND bar

    ~ MySavings: Free subscription to Tennis

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 50% off Jewelry from Michael Kors, Dogeared & More {prices start at $15.60}

    ~ MySavings: Free potatoes at Walmart

    ~ MySavings: Free Unilever ApotheCARE products

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Travelambo Slim RFID Blocking Wallet starting at $8.79 {$16.99 value; 4.4 stars in 2,084 reviews}

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    What Meals Freeze Well?

    One of the best things about freezer meals is that you don’t need to learn any new recipes – many of your family favorites will freeze well. This means you’ll be able to eat them more often, and with less time spent in the kitchen!

    What Meals Freeze Well?

    In general, casseroles, soup, stews, and meat freeze well. This includes meals like lasagna or any baked pasta – one of the first freezer meals I learned to make was these Cooking Light stuffed shells. Pasta sauce also freezes well, like my favorite bolognese recipe.

    A super easy way to make a freezer meal is to put a roast in a zip-top bag (don’t forget to label it!), top with your usual seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, chopped onion or onion powder, etc.), and then freeze. When you want to cook the roast, defrost the contents, dump them into a slow cooker, add your favorite cooking liquid, and cook until tender. For example, I’ve done this with my Soy Onion Shredded Beef recipe – I put everything but the water in a gallon-size zip-top bag and freeze until I’m ready to cook it. Add a salad or roasted vegetable for a complete meal.

    I know it’s not a revelation, but uncooked meat freezes very well. You can just toss the meat into the freezer for later, but you’ll definitely thank yourself if you turn that ground beef into meatloaf or burgers first. For freezer meal purposes, it’s best to do something to the meat speed up your cooking process, whether it’s dicing chicken thighs for soup or cutting chicken breast into nuggets. Getting that one step done before freezing the meat can be the difference between “That’s too much work so I don’t feel like cooking tonight” and “All right, that won’t take very long.” (Why yes, that is the voice of experience.)

    Many frugal cooks like to brown their ground meat and freeze it in one-pound portions so it’s ready to go for tacos, etc. but I personally prefer not to do this because I don’t like the texture of the defrosted cooked meat unless I have a specific purpose for it, where the texture isn’t going to bother me, like in enchiladas. So I do keep one or two pounds of packaged ground beef in the freezer.

    As mentioned already, soups and stews freeze well, but if you’re freezing the prepped ingredients rather than a cooked soup or stew, I recommend leaving out the liquid (chicken stock, water, etc.) just to save space in the freezer. For example, if you’re prepping Crockpot Taco Soup, leave out the beef broth when freezing and add it to the slow cooker on cooking day.

    Meals that are mostly dairy don’t freeze well because the dairy can separate and change the texture of the meal. But if you have a meal that has dairy added at the end, freeze everything else, and then add the dairy before you serve it.

    Casseroles usually freeze great, although I usually throw them together on the day I’m serving them, using whatever I cobble together from the freezer. That’s the beauty of freezer cooking – it’s infinitely adaptable to how you like to do things, but as long as you use what’s in the freezer, you’ll save money and usually time too.

    What are your favorite meals to freeze?