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  • Roundup: FREE $10 Amazon gift card WYB $50 P&G products, LOTS of Toy Deals, $10 off NutriBullet, and More

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    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 - Dec 6, 2017 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: These adorable mini gingerbread houses {who knew such cuteness existed?!}.

    ~ Through 12/31 at Amazon: Get a FREE $10 Amazon gift card when you buy $50 of select P&G products sold by Amazon {includes Pampers, Tide, Cascade and more!}

    ~ Through 12/9 at Amazon: B1G1 50% off select LEGO sets {includes Star Wars, Marvel, DC and more!}

    ~ Amazon: NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender for just $59.99 {regularly $69.99, which I paid just a month ago! 4.1 stars in 7,818 reviews; I’ve been using mine to make breakfast smoothies for my son since he has to leave so early for the school bus and it’s been SO awesome!}

    ~ MySavings: Free minibon at Cinnabon

    ~ MySavings: Free bag of Brazi Bites cheese bread

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 35% off Favorite Character Toys {prices start at $4.22; includes Peppa Pig, Mr. Potato Head, Paw Patrol and more! you can also get 30% off select Pre-School Toys and 30% off ECR4Kids Toys, including super fun giant Connect4 games!}

    ~ MySavings: Free Funko Pop Star Wars Kylo Ren figure after cash back

    ~ MySavings: Free sample of Hello Fluoride-free Toothpaste

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 40% off select sports and games {prices start at $8.49; you can also get up to 60% off Game Room Essentials}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    any ONE (1) Neutrogena® Cosmetics Face product (excludes makeup removers, trial sizes, and clearance products)
    any ONE (1) Neutrogena® Cosmetics Lip or Eye product (excludes trial sizes and clearance products)
    on any ONE Bronkaid
    on any ONE Campho-Phenique
    on any ONE bottle of Neo-Synephrine
    on any ONE (1) NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Pumpkin Bagels Product

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

    ~ Today only at Ralphs.com: Coupons for $2.25/1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, $1.50/1 President Spreadable Butter, $1.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Cream Cheese, and $0.50/1 Hot Wheels car {should also be available for other Kroger stores}

    ~ Wild for CVS: Maybelline cosmetics for as low as $0.50 at CVS

    ~ Wild for CVS: Gillette and Venus razors for $0.99 at CVS

    ~ Hip2Save: Ten stocking stuffers for $15 at Ulta Beauty

    ~ Kitchn: The best way to clean up sticky dough

    ~ Unclutterer: How to store hats, gloves and boots

    ~ Wild for Wags: Lindsay olives for $0.49 at Walgreens

    ~ Hip2Save: 25% off Frappuccinos at Target Starbucks Cafe

    ~ Hip2Save: Moneymaker on L’Oreal cleanser at Walgreens


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    Roundup: HOT prices on Lodge Dutch oven, Just Dance 2018, Vitamix Dry Blending Container, Cerave, and More

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    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 - Nov 22, 2017 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: The idea of learning your learning style to ace exams.

    ~ Amazon: Highly-rated Lodge 6qt Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven in Gray for just $36.70 {$75.30 value; 4.6 stars in 6,244 reviews; I’ve had mine for about a decade now and use it about twice a week – love it!}

    ~ Target.com: Black Friday deals are LIVE for Target REDcard holders {plus get an extra 5% off!}

    ~ Through 11/25 at Walgreens Photo: 25 4×6 or 4×5.3 prints for $0.25 with code PENNY25 {limit 5 uses per account; select in-store pickup to avoid paying for shipping}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Just Dance 2018 for $24.99-$29.99 {$59.99 value!}

    ~ MySavings: Free ShopRunner membership

    ~ MySavings: Free popcorn at Regal Cinemas

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 40% off specialty toys from Hape {prices start at $8.98 for a set of maple wood building blocks}

    ~ QVC: Vitamix 32oz Dry Blade Blending Container with Recipe Book for just $50 {$124.15 value; if you’re interested in grinding your own wheat, this is one way! shipping is just $5.50}

    ~ iTunes: FREE Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Class Game App {also free with Google Play}

    ~ MySavings: Coupon for B1G1 Free entree at Smashburger

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    On any* ONE (1) NIVEA® In-Shower Body Lotion Product *Excludes Trial Size
    on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare 2 Series
    on any ONE (1) ThermaCare 2ct or larger

    ~ All Natural Savings: Rare coupon for $1/1 Pyrex item

    ~ Wild for CVS: Nyx lip color or lip gloss for $0.99 at CVS

    ~ Hip2Save: B1G1 Free Frozen Pizzas today only at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: B2G2 Free Toy Sale at Walgreens

    ~ Wild for Wags: Cerave Lip for $0.62 at Walgreens

    ~ Printable Coupons: Foodstirs organic baking mix for $0.39 at Target

    ~ Kitchn: Vegan mac and cheese recipe

    ~ Totally Target: BodyArmor SuperDrink for $0.50 at Target


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    Swagbucks: Redeem your SB for FREE Disneyland Tickets

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    Swagbucks is an online rewards site that just happens to be my favorite way to earn FREE cash and gift cards, and now they’ve added Disneyland eTickets to their lineup of rewards!

    Earn points called SB for doing things like online shopping, discovering new products and services, answering surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web, then redeem those points for gift cards from places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks … and now tickets to Disneyland!

    Here’s some information from their FAQs about the Disneyland tickets:

    Where can these eTicket be used?
    These eTickets are specifically for use at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, and cannot be used at Disney World in Florida, or at any Disney Stores or other Disney resorts. Tickets cannot be used for admission to special events (ie. Mickey’s Halloween Party).

    What type of eTickets does Swagbucks offer?
    2 Day, 1 Park, Child (ages 3-9)
    2 Day, 1 Park, Adult (ages 10+)
    2 Day, Park Hopper, Child (ages 3-9)
    2 Day, Park Hopper, Adult (ages 10+)
    3 Day, 1 Park, Child (ages 3-9)
    3 Day, 1 Park, Adult (ages 10+)
    3 Day, Park Hopper, Child (ages 3-9)
    3 Day, Park Hopper Adult (ages 10+)

    What happens if I redeem for the wrong ticket?
    These eTickets are non-refundable. Please make sure you are redeeming for the correct ticket and pay close attention to the type of ticket you are selecting, as there are different tickets depending on the amount of days you wish to attend the park, the type of ticket (one park per day vs. Park Hopper), and the age range the ticket is for (adult vs. child). Adult tickets are for ages 10 and up.

    Also, please keep in mind it may take a few business days for you to receive your eTicket, so be sure to give yourself enough time when redeeming before you plan to visit the park.

    As always, thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

    Deal Roundup: Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens

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    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 - June 1, 2017 | Chief Family Officer

    Target: Frigo Wisconsin Cheese for $2.09
    Buy: 1 Frigo Wisconsin Snacking Cheese 12ct at $3.79 each {price may vary}
    Use: $0.75/1 Frigo Cheese Heads Wisconsin Snacking Cheese coupon
    And use: 25% off Frigo Snack Cheese Target Cartwheel {deducts $0.95}
    Final Price: $2.09
    Ends 7/1. Via Hip2Save.

    Target: Frigo String Cheese for $2.34
    Buy: 1 Frigo Mozzarella String Cheese 12ct at $3.79 each {price may vary}
    Use: $0.50/1 Frigo Cheese Product coupon
    And use: 25% off Frigo Snack Cheese Target-Cartwheel {deducts $0.95}
    Final Price: $2.34
    Ends 7/1. Via Totally Target.

    Target: Bounty for $0.54 per Regular Roll
    Buy: 4 Bounty Giant Roll Paper Towels 8pk at $9.99 each
    Use: (4) $1/1 Bounty Paper Towels coupons
    Pay: $35.96
    Receive: $10 Target GiftCard
    Final Price: $6.49 each or $0.54 per Regular Roll
    Ends 7/1. Via Printable Coupons.

    Target: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for $1.49
    Buy: 1 Frank’s Red Hot Sauce 12oz at $2.49 {price may vary}
    Use: $1/1 Frank’s Red Hot Sauce coupon
    Final Price: $1.49!
    End date unknown. Via Printable Coupons.

    Target: Jennie-O Ground Turkey for $1.51
    Buy: 1 Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey 20oz at $4.39 {price may vary}
    Use: $1/1 Jennie-O Ground Turkey coupon
    And use: 20% off Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey Target Cartwheel {deducts $0.88}
    Pay: $2.51
    Submit for: $1/1 Jennie-O Ground Turkey Checkout 51 rebate
    Final Price: $1.51
    Ends 6/28, unless Checkout 51 rebate returns on 6/29. Via Hip2Save.

    Walmart: Neutrogena Men Shave Cream for $0.93
    Buy: 1 Neutrogena Men Shave Cream 5.1oz at $3.93 {price may vary}
    Use: $3/1 Neutrogena Product coupon
    Final Price: $0.93
    Ends when coupon expires. Via Printable Coupons.

    Rite Aid: Tic Tacs for $0.50
    Buy: 2 Tic Tac Mints at $1 each
    Use: B1G1 FREE Tic Tac Mints or Mixers coupon
    Final Price: $0.50 each
    Ends 7/1. Via Printable Coupons.

    Walgreens: Kettle Brand Chips for $2
    Buy: 2 Kettle Brand Chips at 2/$5
    Use: $1/2 Kettle Brand Products coupon
    Final Price: $2 each
    Ends 7/1. Via Hip2Save.

    4 Things to do After Being in an Accident with Your Kids in the Car

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    The following is a post from Jenna Smith. Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this post. Thank you for supporting Chief Family Officer!

    Being involved in a car crash can be an overwhelming experience. The more severe the collision, the larger obstacles and financial battles you may face. The Association for Safe International Road Travel states 20 to 50 million people are injured or disabled due to car wrecks annually. Being in a wreck with your kids can be extremely alarming. Smaller children may be more susceptible to injury, and this can be a scary time. There are things you should consider doing immediately after an automobile accident occurs. Being aware of the steps you can take after this situation can be helpful.

    Check for injuries

    The first thing you should do once the crash has occurred is to make certain your kids aren’t severely injured. If any of your kids are in car seats, it’s a good idea to remove your children from these. Additionally, you may want to thoroughly examine each child who is in the car with you.

    It’s important to call for emergency medical assistance if your kids have been hurt. This will allow you to obtain the help you need and allow your child’s health to be evaluated by a professional.

    Listed below is the information you will want to provide to the dispatcher:

    • Your full name and phone number.
    • The address where the accident happened and any details you can provide regarding the collision.
    • If there were any severe injuries, and the degree of medical urgency in this situation.

    Obtain financial reimbursement

    There’s no doubt that a car accident can take its toll on your wallet. There are many potential financial losses you may encounter and working to recover your money is essential.

    The cost of medical bills, time lost from work, and damage to your vehicle can be both significant and overwhelming. You may need to rely on the advice and expertise of a personal injury attorney to assist you with getting this money back.

    You will want to keep all of your receipts for having the best chance of building a strong case. These will be presented during the discovery stage of a lawsuit and could be the key to receiving compensation for your losses.

    Remain calm

    The hardest thing to do after a crash is to stay calm. It’s human nature to feel emotionally overwhelmed and to let your nerves get the best of you.

    However, this is the last thing you should do for your well-being and that of your kids. Children are very sensitive to the vibes you give off, and this is true right after an accident has occurred.

    Take deep breaths and work to avoid letting your emotions get the best of you by believing you will get through the situation. This is the best thing you can do for you and your kids when a collision occurs.

    It’s also important to replace a car seat after it’s been in a moderate to serious vehicle collision. However, the car seat can be kept if the accident was minor.

    Tell other family members

    It’s important to let people in your life know that you’ve been in an accident. You don’t want others to relay the news to your loved ones and doing so yourself may reduce the stress this news can bring.

    Knowing what to do after an accident has happened can be extremely helpful. You may not be thinking as clearly as you usually do and it’s important to know how to make a stressful situation better. This is especially the case when you have children involved and want to ensure the health and well-being of your entire family. Taking it one step at a time and keeping your cool is important to get through this challenging situation with less anxiety.

    Preparing to Sell Your Home Dos and Don’ts

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    The following is a post from Jenna Smith. Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this post. Thank you for supporting Chief Family Officer!

    When it comes to selling your home, there is a definite list of dos and don’ts for how to squeeze more value from your investment.

    You want the biggest selling price you can get, right? Here are a few tips on what works to raise the value, and what does not:

    Paint the house

    The rule of thumb is to paint the house if it truly needs it – if the paint is actually peeling off the woodwork. And consider painting if the previous owner or if you happen to have – in a moment of madness – decided to paint the living room pumpkin orange or completely in black.

    What you want are neutral colors. Remember that expression, “one man’s masterpiece is another man’s migraine headache.” OK, I just made that up. But you shouldn’t expect the potential buyer walking in your door to love your color scheme. So just go with off-whites for walls and white ceilings and leave the rest alone. You might have slight tints in some rooms, but don’t over-reach.

    Clean Up Clutter

    Just like when you sell your car, cleaning up is the quickest – and cheapest – way to add value to your home. Or at least preventing a potential buyer from deducting value. It’s just human nature. A lot of clutter makes it seem like you are buying a mess. If the place is clean and clutter-free, it appears you are buying a place with potential.

    Refurbish

    If you can only refurbish one area, try to focus on the kitchen. That’s the room that home buyers fall in love with or don’t, and it’s also the area that has the most viable new options in any given year. In other words, homeowners tend to leave their kitchens alone for too long, while modern times push ahead and really change a buyer’s expectations. If you don’t have new appliances, new cabinets, and new floors, your kitchen might look shabby when compared to a newer home.

    The warning for kitchen re-dos is the chance of leaving it to the last minute. Make sure that the kitchen is not half-done when the first buyer shows up. On their website, Gilman’s Kitchen Plus Baths (at gkandb.com) recommends finding a contractor who guarantees the completion date, or you could be stuck trying to sell a construction site instead of a home with a snazzy kitchen.

    Roofs

    Roofs are one area where you should keep your money in your pocket and not spend just before you sell. Simply put, roofs are expensive and it will be hard to get your investment back if you spend just before putting your home up for sale.

    The better bet is to raise the price of your home, then agree to a reduction if the buyer complains that the roof needs replacement. This way, you can offer to share the cost of the new roof with the new buyer and come off sounding fair and even generous.

    Septic Systems

    This is another no-win situation. People expect a septic system to work and don’t believe they have to pay more for it.

    That said, concrete septic system tanks last approximately 40 years, so if you can’t remember when it was installed or don’t know, and you’ve raised a family in your current home, well, you do the math. The new owners might have to replace the tank or at least have it pumped. Still, it’s just one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind issues nobody wants to think about.

    Landscaping

    It may be ironic, but the cosmetic touches have a much better return on the dollar if you want to sell your home. This includes putting in a new walkway to the front door and putting a new lighting fixture on the porch or near the driveway. Fresh flowers are a great bargain for anyone about to sell. Flowers in bloom cost a few hundred dollars or less – and they make the house look like a million bucks.

    Swimming pools

    Swimming pools can add immediate value to a home, but the idea can backfire. Older buyers without children might see a pool as a nuisance – a chore and an expense that they don’t want. They may also be facing higher insurance bills. Pools can be a blessing for some buyers – but they have to be functional, clean, attractive. Otherwise, they are seen as a chore and a liability.