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  • Deal Roundup: Walgreens, CVS, Target


    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 - Jan 23, 2016 | Chief Family Officer

    Walgreens: Right Guard Deodorant for $1.75
    Buy: 2 Right Guard Deodorant at $3.49 each {price may vary}
    Use: $3.50/2 Right Guard Xtreme Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant coupon
    Pay: $3.49
    Final Price: $1.75
    Ends 1/28. Via Wild for Wags.

    CVS: Almay Towelettes for $0.99
    Buy: 2 Almay Clear Complexion 4-in-1 Purifying Towelettes 25ct at $7.49 {price may vary}
    Use: (2) $4/1 Almay Product coupons
    Pay: $6.98
    Receive: $5 Extrabucks
    Final Price: $0.99 each
    Ends 1/28. If you get the $4/$14 facial care coupon from the CVS in-store coupon center, you’ll have a $2.02 moneymaker! Via Printable Coupons.

    CVS: FREE Almay Eye Shadow
    Buy: 3 Almay Shadow Softies at $5.49 each {price may vary}
    Use: (3) $4/1 Almay Product coupons
    Pay: $4.47
    Receive: $5 Extrabucks
    Final Price: $0.53 Moneymaker
    Ends 1/28. Via Wild for CVS.

    CVS: Almay Makeup Remover for $0.32
    Buy: 3 Almay Makeup Remover Sticks at $5.99 each {price may vary}
    Use: (3) $4/1 Almay Product coupons
    Pay: $5.97
    Receive: $5 Extrabucks
    Final Price: $0.32 each
    Ends 1/28. Via Wild for CVS.

    Target: Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal for $0.88
    Buy 2 Quaker Oats Best Bowl Finalists Instant Oatmeal 9ct at $2.75 each {price may vary}
    Use: $1/2 Quaker Hot Cereal coupon
    And use: 50% off Quaker Oats Best Bowl Finalists Target Cartwheel {deducts $2.75}
    Final price: $0.88 each
    Ends 1/28. Via Hip2Save.

    Target: Quaker Granola Bars for $1.25 per box
    Buy: 3 Quaker Granola Bars at $1.58 each {price may vary}
    Use: $1/3 Quaker Chewy Bars coupon
    Final Price: $1.25 each
    Ends 1/28. Via Hip2Save.

    Keep a Medical Journal for Each Family Member


    This is the time of year when I seem to be at a doctor’s office all the time, between my own yearly checkups, and the kids. (You might have figured that out already, between last week’s tip for quickly finding your doctors’ info on your phone, and the current suggestion.)

    Keep Medical Journals for Your Family | Chief Family Officer

    I picked up the idea of having a medical notebook for each family member from the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast. It’s brilliant for several reasons:

    You have a place to jot down questions between visits. Most days, my brain is like a sieve so it’s important to write things down as they occur to me.

    You can easily record important info. This is includes lab results and the doctor’s instructions, and even changes in height and weight. I never remember how much my kids weigh or how tall they are, and it seems like that’s always requested on forms I’m filling out for them.

    All of the info is in one place. There’s a lot to be said for convenience and collation, and it’s going to be wonderful to have all of the info we need in one place. If we have to see a new doctor, I should be able to answer any questions with the notebook!

    Keep Medical Journals for Your Family | Chief Family Officer

    For my family, I picked up a pack of blank books from the Bullseye Playground section at Target. You can see mine above.

    I labeled a book for each family member, and put different colored stickers on the spines, so I can easily identify them. I’ve already used them and I’ve had them for less than a month!

    The tricky thing is going to be getting in the habit of bringing the book to appointments. I’ve started adding “book” to the entry in my Google Calendar for appointments where I’m going to want to have the book with me.

    Our family doesn’t go to the doctor that often, thankfully, and I think these notebooks would be especially useful if you have a lot of appointments and therefore a lot of info to keep track of. They would have been great to have when my boys were newborns. Gretchen suggests creating one for your pet too, which is also a great idea.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


    Merry Christmas! And Happy Hanukkah!

    I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for making Chief Family Officer part of your life!

    Menu Plan Monday: Week of December 12, 2016


    Menu Plan Monday | Chief Family Officer

    This month has been crazy so far, but hopefully this week will be a little less busy than last week! I’m trying to keep things simple, but I couldn’t resist picking up some salmon to make Ming Tsai’s salmon cakes tomorrow.

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Cocktail Meatballs, Roasted Baby Broccoli

    Tuesday – Faroe Islands Salmon Cake, some kind of veggie {my husband doesn’t like asparagus so I might sub green beans for the spicy salad that’s supposed to go with this dish}

    Wednesday – Enchiladas, salad

    Thursday – Mapo Tofu, rice, steamed broccoli

    Friday – Buffalo Chicken Wings, crudite

    Saturday – Spinach and Broccoli Quiche

    Sunday – Spicy Shoyu Ramen

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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    Winner: November Reader Appreciation Giveaway


    Thanks to everyone who entered the November Reader Appreciation Giveaway, and congratulations to the lucky random winner of a $15 Starbucks gift card:

    L-Shaunese (lswh****

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    For everyone: Don’t forget to enter the December Reader Appreciation Giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Target Gift Coin, and stay tuned for another fun Mystery Box giveaway!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    If you are celebrating today, I just want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As always, I am so grateful for the abundant blessings in my life, which of course includes you. Thanks so much for reading and supporting Chief Family Officer!

    And, if this celebratory season is overwhelming for you, if loss makes joy difficult, or if anything is going on that makes it hard to be grateful, please know that you are not alone. The holidays can be a hard season for many reasons. If all you can do this time is survive, then just survive. That’s okay too.