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  • Morning Coffee: Happy Swag Bucks Friday!

    Search & WinToday is Mega Swag Bucks Day, which means you have an increased chance of winning big Swag Bucks. Learn why Swag Bucks is my favorite way to earn free money. Disclosure: If you join Swag Bucks using my referral link, I’ll get bonus Swag Bucks, so thank you if you do!

    Get a hot deal at JC Penny through Ebates right now – you’ll get 6% cash back (instead of the usual 3%) and take $10 off any order of $10 or more with code 4BESTMOM. You’ll have to pay shipping, but there’s a spring sale going on so you should be able to find some good deals. I picked up two boys’ T-shirts for less than $10 shipped. To learn more about Ebates, read my original review. If you sign up through my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first purchase within 30 days!

    Also at Ebates, today’s Daily Double store is Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), which is giving 8% cash back (instead of the usual 4%). You can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more with code SPRSHP and a free membership.

    Get a preview of next week’s Staples ad. There’s free-after-rewards batteries and $1 reams of paper.

    You can buy the digital version of Avatarfrom Amazon for $14.99. You’ll be able to watch it online or download it to your computer (and possibly your Tivo). The nice thing about buying video on demand from Amazon is that everything you purchase is in your digital library, so now matter where you are, you can log in and watch anything you’ve purchased online. 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!

    Get printable coupons for Buy One, Get One Tresemme Fresh Start and $2/1 Tresemme Fresh Start.

    Common Sense with Money explains how you can get free Schick razors at Walmart.

    Get 1 point at Tropicana Juicy Rewards with code HMEK9-TKRMF (expires 5/10/10). (Via Common Sense with Money.)

    Here’s a very interesting article on how Walmart sources its produce and how its produce stacks up in flavor against Whole Foods. (Via Like Merchant Ships.)

    All Financial Matters is doing some retirement planning, and illustrates exactly why I find this kind of planning so difficult. Not only do you have to account for inflation, there are so many unknowns.


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    Mid-Morning Coffee: Short Version

    Thanks so much for all of the feedback about what you like here – I really appreciate it! And I’m so grateful that you find CFO so useful and enjoyable. I’m going to work on finding a new normal here in the next few weeks, so please bear with me as posting might be uneven.

    Today’s Ebates Daily Double store is Victoria’s Secret, which is giving 4% cash back (instead of the usual 2%). There’s still a clearance sale, and it might be a good time to use your Secret Reward Card if you got one last month (it expires 4/30). To learn more about Ebates, read my original review. If you sign up through my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first purchase within 30 days!

    Get 10 free points at Pampers Gifts to Grow with code Getstartednow10.

    Download a free Planet Earth episode, “From Pole to Pole,” at iTunes. (Via Freebies 4 Mom.)

    Here’s what’s free and cheap at Shaw’s this week.

    This may be a new link for the $3/1 Huggies diapers coupon (FF or IE).

    Common Sense with Money has some new Walgreens deals on free Kotex and No-Nonsense knee highs.

    Morning Coffee: Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

    The worst thing about Daylight Savings Time is the morning! We’re early risers so waking up at 5 feels like waking up at 4, which is not a good feeling, to say the least. Hopefully it won’t take us long to adjust to losing an hour yesterday.

    Today’s Ebates Daily Double store is Adobe, which is giving 10% cash back (instead of the usual 6%). So if you’ve been thinking about buying any of their products, today would be a good day. To learn more about Ebates, read my original review. If you sign up through my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first purchase within 30 days!

    Get a free photo book from Kodak Gallery and Target by using code tgtfreebook at checkout. Offer expires 3/31; you’ll have to pay shipping and handling of approximately $1.99. You can find this and more photo offers from Target in this week’s ad. If you’re a new customer, you can get 50 free prints when you join Kodak Gallery. (Hat tip: Christian Clippers.)

    I recommend free stuff all the time, and I try to only recommend products from reputable sources that I’m fairly confident will come. Last year, one of the free items was a burrito from Evol, and as I mentioned last week, the coupon finally arrived via email. I was able to use my coupon at Whole Foods yesterday, where the burritos were on sale for $2.50. I only saw one flavor (Pork & Green Chile) but I didn’t look too hard either. I plan to try it in the next week or so . . .

    Growing Up Gabel explains how to make tomato sauce from scratch.

    Love & Olive Oil’s recipe for Mini Chocolate Cheesecake looks divine.

    Mommy Snacks is giving away a $25 Kroger gift card to spread the word about Box Tops for Education. Ends 3/17.

    Stretching a Buck has this week’s Target deals, which include cheap Kellogg’s.

    All Financial Matters makes an interesting point about Berkshire Hathaway: “The bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to continue [their previous level of] growth. Each investment is a smaller and smaller piece of the pie.”

    Bargain Briana has this week’s Meijer deals.

    Morning Coffee: The Drugstore Game has a new home

    A new home page, that is. I wanted to make it easy to find information related to The Drugstore Game, so I created a page here at CFO devoted just to that. Check out The Drugstore Game page, and let me know if you think there’s something I should add.

    Today’s Ebates Daily Double store is Toys R Us, which is giving 2% cash back (instead of the usual 1%). It looks like they have quite a few sales going on, and I don’t know about your store, but ours never seem to have much in stock. To learn more about Ebates, read my original review. If you sign up through my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first purchase within 30 days!

    Get a coupon for free guacamole at El Torito (Mexican restaurant here in California) when you sign up to receive promotional emails. I received a registration confirmation email, and within 30 minutes of clicking on that, I received an an email with a printable coupon for the free guac (expires in 30 days from the date it was sent).

    Get a sneak peek at tomorrow’s Staples ad.

    Hyvee customers can print a coupon for a free bottle of Upbeat Milk. (Seriously, that’s what it’s called.)

    Bargain Briana has this week’s Marsh deals.

    Get a sneak peek at tomorrow’s Meijer ad.

    Get a printable coupon for 75 cents/1 Butterball Ground Turkey. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries at Facebook. There are often 2-packs for $1 in the Dollar Spot at Target (50 cents when they’re on clearance!).


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    Morning Coffee: It’s Mega Swag Bucks Friday

    Search & WinToday is Mega Swag Bucks Day, which means you have an increased chance of winning big Swag Bucks. Learn why Swag Bucks is my favorite way to earn free money. Disclosure: If you join Swag Bucks using my referral link, I’ll get bonus Swag Bucks, so thank you if you do!

    Walgreens sent out an email with a preview for next week’s ad. There’s actually a Register Rewards deal for sunscreen, which makes me feel like summer is just around the corner.

    Today’s Ebates Daily Double store is Crocs, which is giving 10% cash back (instead of the usual 4%). You can get free shipping on any order with code GETROCKIN. To learn more about Ebates, read my original review. If you sign up through my referral link, we’ll both get a bonus when you make your first purchase within 30 days!

    Today’s Amazon Friday Saleis uber lame, but I had to point out the Bacon Flavored Lip Balm.And like last week, the Friday sale includes Huggies Cleanteam Wipesat $33.99 for 16 42-count tubs. It’s also eligible for a 15% Subscribe & Save discount,which takes off another $5.10, and makes each tub $1.81. That’s pretty comparable to Target’s price after coupon and tax, at least around here. 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!

    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Jamba Juice All-Fruit smoothie. When the boys aren’t feeling well, they’ll drink some Strawberry Whirl even if they refuse to eat/drink anything else, so we’re pretty fond of Jamba Juice :)

    Centsible Savings is giving away a month’s worth of coupon inserts. Ends today.

    The coupons at Snackpicks appear to have reset, so you may want to try printing them again. They include $1/1 Cheesecake Middles, which makes for free cookies at Albertsons this week with a doubler.

    There are printable coupons for $1/2 Contessa selected products, which may go well with the Frozen Food Promo at Safeway stores this week. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Fabulessly Frugal has this week’s Smith’s deals.

    Some regions are seeing a $1/1 McCormick‘s spice, herb, extract or food color coupon at Coupons.com. I’m not, however. But if you can print it, it should make for some really cheap seasoning. Links via Escalate Media Affiliate Network

    Stretching a Buck has this week’s Giant Eagle deals.


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