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    Swagbucks Collector's Bills | Chief Family Officer

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Swagbucks is giving us the chance to win 5 candy heart-themed Collector’s Bills. Collect all 5 and you’ll earn a 20 SB bonus!

    All you have to do is search through the Swagbucks Search Engine through midnight PT on Friday, February 12. When you get a search win, you might get a special Collector’s Bill valued at 8, 14, 25, 32 or 39 SB. If you collect all 5 Collector’s Bills, you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB bonus!

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    Recent Recall: Disney Bodysuits

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    If you think you have the following item(s), click through to the CPSC press release for more details:

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Recalls Infant Bodysuits Due to Choking Hazard – Click through for an additional photo:

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    Stay on top of recalls by signing up for recall notifications by email at the CPSC web site.

    January 2016 Reader Appreciation Giveaway: $25 Target Gift Coin

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    We’re doing it again! For the third year in a row, each month this year, we’ll have a month-long Reader Appreciation giveaway. The prize for January is a $25 Target Gift Coin like the one pictured here:

    Target Gift Coin giveaway | Chief Family Officer

    Some of the entries can be done every day, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back daily to increase your chances of winning. To enter, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below – and thank you for reading CFO!

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    Winding Down 2015: What do you want to see in 2016?

    Winding Down 2015 | Chief Family Officer

    As a mom whose schedule revolves almost entirely around the school calendar, I feel like winding down as school winds down. Tomorrow is the last school day of this calendar year, and so I feel like 2015 is really coming to a close. That sense has been reflected in the slowing down of new articles here at Chief Family Officer, and will continue until the New Year. (But not to worry! At a minimum, you’ll get your daily dose of Morning Coffee, weekly store match ups, and at least one more giveaway before year’s end.)

    While I’ve been quiet on the outside, I’ve been ruminating at lot on the inside. The last month or two have been a time of inner growth for me, and I will share some of those discoveries with you next month.

    In the meantime, I’m looking forward to spending some time with my family, enjoying old traditions and starting new ones (one of my favorite new things this year has been the Lego Advent Calendar*), and cleaning (out) my house.

    I am also going to spend some time doing some serious thinking about next year, and what I want in 2016. That’s where you come in – I would love to know what kinds of articles you would like to see here next year. Do you want Chief Family Officer to post more deals, specifically deals broken down by transaction? Do you want more articles on topics like housekeeping, cooking, parenting, making and saving money, or some other topic? Do you prefer roundups like Morning Coffee, in-depth articles, or a mix of the two?

    Your feedback will help me make Chief Family Officer more useful to you, and help me figure out where to take things from here. So thank you!

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