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  • Evening Roundup: Lots of random links

    Daily deal site Rue La La is still offering the $10 sign up credit for new members. This offer reportedly expires tomorrow (12/12). The credit takes a couple of days to show up, but there have been some great freebies with this credit lately.

    Learn how to make a Golden Snitch Christmas ornament – perfect for Harry Potter fans. You could give it with a Harry Potter DVD (the complete 8-movie set is $48.99 with free shipping at Amazon).

    Once A Month Mom has some tips on gifting freezer meals. I particularly like the way she threaded ribbon through a foil casserole container.

    Get a free sample of Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture shampoo and conditioner from Costco (membership number not required).

    Duracell AA or AAA Batteries 16-ct are free after rewards at Staples this week – you’ll pay $12.99 + tax out of pocket, and get $12.99 back in Staples Rewards next quarter (limit 2). Learn more about Staples Rewards.

    Heavenly Homemakers has a recipe for homemade caramel popcorn that doesn’t call for corn syrup.

    Life as Mom is offering a free downloadable paper and pencil game book.


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    Morning Coffee: Lots of Mamapedia deals

    Daily deal site Mamapedia is offering a custom digital photo alarm clock kids for $64 ($89 value). That’s a little pricy, but if my kids were younger I would seriously consider buying this because it basically tells kids who can’t tell time that they can’t leave their room until the photo changes – perfect for kids who get out of bed too early! It also plays music, so you can probably set it to play a white noise track throughout the night too. Thank you if you join(ed) Mamapedia using my referral link!

    Mamapedia is also offering a $30 Red Envelope voucher for just $15.

    And for locals, Mamapedia is offering a 10-visit pass to Naya’s Garden in Silver Lake for just $32 ($65 value). I took the kids to a birthday party there a couple of years ago and it was a great indoor play area. I’m a big fan of passes to places like this for younger kids because it’s relatively safe, they get to be really active, and they’re especially perfect for rainy or super hot days.

    If you have the $10 sign up credit at No More Rack, you can get a jar of Origins Youthtopia Skin Firming Cream for $16 shipped ($24 – $10 credit + $2 shipping). If you’re new to NMR, you can still get the $10 sign up credit, which can only be used on purchases of $20+. If the credit isn’t automatically applied, used redeem gift card code P1080 or P1070. Thank you if you join(ed) NMR using my referral link!

    Get a free Kindle download of We Had Such a Great Time!! ($0.99 value), a personalized pet loss book to help children cope with the loss of a pet.

    Get a printable coupon for a free-after-rewards 4GB flash drive at Staples (exp 10/8).

    Facebook likers of L’Occitane can get a free sample of L’Occitane Hand Cream via emailed coupon for in-store pickup. (Via Passion for Savings.)

    Common Sense with Money explains how you can get free Old Spice body wash at Walmart or Target.

    Get 5 points at Disney Movie Rewards with code HSIU87FJ457.

    Get 5 points at Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards with code BKZTG-QNZWR-TWPGB.

    Southern Cali Saver explains how she uses the envelope system to manage her budget.


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    Morning Coffee: Remembering 9/11

    Bloggers much more eloquent than I am will talk about the significance of 9/11, so I’ll just say that I will always remember how I felt that morning as I watched CNN. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who are still deeply affected by the events of that day, through the loss of a loved one, illness developed after exposure at the site, military service in the Middle East, and such. Thank you for your sacrifices.

    Things like coupons pale in comparison to the events of 9/11, but the amazing thing about our country is that we are survivors and we do move on. The best thing we can say about 9/11 is that as tragic as it was, and as vigilant as we have had to be ever since, it hasn’t really changed the way we live, the way the terrorists hoped it would. In fact, with 9/11 being a Sunday this year, there are all sorts of new deals and coupons:

    There are a bunch of new coupons at RedPlum, including $0.75/1 Aquafresh premium toothpaste, $0.50/1 Mahatma rice, $0.50/1 Starkist Autentico, and multiple Maybelline and L’Oreal coupons.

    Get a printable coupon for 30% off any one item at Old Navy via Simple Deals (expires 9/22 so you have quite a bit of time to use the coupon).

    Her Savings explains how you can become a Speak to Silk Panel member with the chance to win 18 coupons for one free half-gallon of Silk.

    Get a free Kindle download of Teen-Proofing: A Revolutionary Approach to Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager ($14.99 value; 4.5 out of 5 stars in 33 reviews).

    Amazon’s free Android app of the day is SPC – Music Sketchpad ($4.99 value), a “dynamic synthesizer app” that gets 3 out of 5 stars in 32 reviews.

    This month’s Barnes & Noble Online Story Time book is Llama Llama Home With Mama, read by the author Anna Dewdney.

    Use the printable Target manu coupon for $1/2 Skittles to get two single-serve bags for free at Walgreens this week (where they’re on sale for 2/$1 with in-ad coupon).

    Get a free sample of Kleenex Cool Touch tissue via Target. FYI, after the final submit, the page froze for me, but when I tried to enter my info again, it said that I’d already requested a sample.

    As I (re)tweeted yesterday, the scanner at CVS should be printing a coupon for a free box of Ritz Crackerfuls.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits – this is a much higher value than we usually see for this product. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Get a printable coupon for a free cheese quesadilla at Denny’s (no purchase required, expires 11/7 – lots of time to use it). (Via My Good Cents.)

    Once a Month Mom explains how to freeze tomatoes.


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    Morning Coffee: More new coupons (Bugles, Totino’s & more)

    There are more new coupons at Coupons.com, including $0.50/1 Bugles, $1/1 Totino’s Pizza Stuffers, $1/4 Totino’s Crisp Crust pizza, $1/1 Daily Renewal Naturals baby product, $3/1, $5/1 or $7/1 Solid Gold Sun Dancer dog food, and $2/1 Depend. The $1/1 Simply Orange or Lemonade coupons are still available, and the small bottles are reportedly on sale for $1 at Vons/Pavilions (and possibly all Safeway stores) so you can get them for free.

    Regular Mom explains how to get a free sample of Shout Color Catcher.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/2 Hot Pockets via Simple Deals.

    Her Savings explains how to get free flowers from FTD on September 7 (which is “Good Neighbor Day”).

    Amazon’s free Android app of the day is SeekDroid ($0.99 value), an app that will help you find your phone if you lose it, and gets 4.5 out of 5 stars in 196 reviews.

    Amazon’s free MP3 of the day is Kicking & Screaming by Sebastian Back (formerly of Skid Row – and I’ll date myself by admitting that I loved Headbanger’s Ball in high school).

    Bargain Briana explains how you can get 200 prints for $1.99 from Kodak Gallery.

    Life as Mom has an insightful post about developing a relationship with your teenager with an eye to developing a close relationship with your adult child.


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    Morning Coffee: Swagbucks Limited Entry Gift Card Swagstakes

    Search & WinSwagbucks is my favorite way to earn free money and they just started a new a line of Limited Entry Gift Card Swagstakes that give you a low price for entries and improved odds of winning. (Swagstakes are drawings where you buy an entry/multiple entries for a relatively small amount of Swag Bucks with the chance to win a larger prize.) Swagbucks has been running a special promotion all week, rolling out a different Limited Entry Gift Card each day, building up to a big Swag Code to be released on Monday (8/29). Today’s Gift Card Swagstakes will be announced at 10 a.m. PDT, and they’re making it extra fun by giving the person who referred the winners a prize as well. Yesterday’s gift card was for CVS – hopefully today’s will be equally awesome!

    Amazon’s free Android app of the day is Gem Spinner ($2 value), a game that gets 3 out of 5 stars in 25 reviews.

    Get a printable coupon for $0.40/3 Kleenex on-the-go packs. If you haven’t printed the same coupon at Coupons.com, it’s still available there too. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

    Life as Mom has tips on homeschooling children of different ages.

    Baby Cheapskate shares tips on finding inexpensive children’s jackets and coats.

    Money Saving Mom has a lovely post about the joy of giving anonymously.

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