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  • Morning Coffee: Possible free soap, Rebate on any warehouse purchase & More

    Morning Coffee - Feb 28, 2015 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com
    Morning Coffee is published daily and 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.

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    • $1/2 P3 Portable Protein Packs
    • $1.50/2 TACO BELL Products
    • $1/2 Revlon Colorsilk Haircolor Products
    • $0.50/1 Super Snack Pack Pudding
    • $2/1 AMBI Product {makes for possible FREE bars at Target or a moneymaker at Walgreens!}
    • $1/1 V8 Juice Cocktails bottle
    • $1/1 Cepacol Product

    ~ New Snap by Groupon rebate for $1 back on any warehouse store purchase {exp 3/4}

    ~ Pampers Gifts to Grow: Get 15 points with code TWITPAR67899915

    ~ Good Cheap Eats: 6 ways to save money on groceries

    ~ Life Your Way: Great post on defensiveness and deciding on what’s best for your family

    ~ Printable Coupons: Facebook printable for $1/3 Wild Harvest canned beans

    ~ The Kitchn: How to freeze and reheat Twice Baked Potatoes


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    Best of Target Deals and Match Ups: Mar 1 – Mar 7, 2015

    Target coupons and deals

    Here are the best of the deals at Target, my go-to store for one-stop shopping when I don’t have a lot of time!

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    Good-Bye Cable: Save Money with These Alternatives to Cable Subscriptions

    The following is a post from Jenna Smith. Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this post.

    Being a busy mom, I find that my family watches about an hour of television on the weekdays, and maybe 4 hours a day or less on the weekends. However, I found myself paying hundreds of dollars on my cable subscription services.

    As I’ve been trying to save money and build an emergency savings fund, I’ve ultimately been looking for ways to cut back. In looking at my monthly bills, I found that I was giving away a great deal of money for cable services – which we barely watched.

    Don’t get me wrong, we certainly enjoy our weekly shows and an occasional movie or two, but for the most part, it seemed like paying for cable was allowing money to slip down the drain. So, I decided to cut my cable services.

    But I knew we couldn’t go without watching television at all because watching the same DVDs over and over again would get tiring eventually. So I had to come up with some realistic, yet inexpensive alternatives. After talking to several friends and family members, I found that there were several free and affordable options to keeping up with current movies, shows, and news. Below are some of those options:

    Free Digital Television

    I wasn’t aware that I was able to get a lot of the local channels for free! Channels like FOX, ABC, and CBS could all be watched from my television set without me having to pay a cent. All I needed to invest in was the appropriate antenna for my television set which ran me about $15.

    Now, before you start having flashbacks to when you were children and had to keep the antenna just so to get clear reception, times have changed and so has the technology. The antenna works fairly well and gave a pretty clear view. I was able to catch up on some of my weekly shows and watch the news every morning without fail.

    The Internet

    Another alternative for watching some of the most current television shows, news, and movies was the internet. I was completely unaware of how many networks have websites that will showcase full episodes of television series that both I and my family enjoy.

    I was able to simply find a network I was interested in, search for the show, and begin watching it right from my computer or mobile device. I will say that sometimes the current shows took several days from their actual air date to show up online, but when something is this affordable, who’s going to complain?

    Streaming Set-Top Boxes

    There are various service providers that offer affordable methods for watching the latest shows, movies, and news directly on your television set. Set-top boxes are connected to your television and have a predetermined amount of networks for you to choose from. These shows will stream directly to your television. Most of the popular shows and movies are available for viewing instantly or the next day. Of course the cost of these set-top boxes and monthly subscription services can vary, but it isn’t a large investment and is certainly a lot cheaper than paying for cable services each month.

    Television/Movie Streaming Services

    Another affordable alternative to cable television is with a subscription to a television and/or moving streaming service provider. Such subscriptions give you access to television series and movies (old and new) to watch instantly. The great thing about these services is that you can utilize them anywhere you have an internet connection.

    Many of these subscription services can be viewed online, from your cell phone, and even through your gaming console. In fact, the other day, my children and I were able to watch Rainbow Brite online, which was one of my favorite cartoon characters growing up. It was great being able to share such an experience with them at our leisure. We even have a weekly family movie night and I allow the kids to take turns choosing which movie we’ll watch.

    HDMI Cable

    As I stated before, a lot of television shows, news broadcasts, sporting events, and more can be found online free of charge. So, if you really want to save additional money without having to pay for too many subscription services, you could always opt to invest in an HDMI cable. These cables make it possible for you to hook up your laptop, desktop, or mobile device directly to the television set. Often these cords can be found cheap online for a minimal investment (in fact, we got one for about $20).

    Each of these options provided our household with the means to stay in the loop with current events, shows, and movies, without having to pay the cost of cable services. Over the course of a three-month period, I was about to save approximately $300, which was put towards our emergency savings fund!

    Morning Coffee: Free sugar and energy drink, New Glade coupons, & More

    Morning Coffee - Feb 27, 2015 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com
    Morning Coffee is published daily and 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.

    ~ BerryCart: Get a $0.25 rebate WYB ANY organic apple! {expires 3/5}

    ~ Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day: Rosetta Stone Level 1 Language Software for $69 {61% off; available in Latin American Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Russian, German, French, English, Mandarin Chinese, Irish, Japanese, Swedish, Greek, Portugese, Spain Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Polish, Arabic and Dutch}

    ~ Today’s Bonus Deal of the Day: Arrested Development: Seasons 1-4 on DVD for just $31.49 {61% off; 5.0 stars in 1 review}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    • Buy 1 Glade Wax Melts Warmer, get Wax Melts Free
    • Buy 1 GladePlugIns Oil Refill 2 pack, get Warmer Free
    • $3/1 Glade Automatic Spray Starter Kit
    • $2/2 Glade products
    • $1.25/1 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Twin Refill
    • $1/2 Glade Premium Room Sprays
    • $1/1 Glade Wax Melts 6ct Refill
    • $1/1 Glade Jar Candle
    • $1/1 Glade product
    • $2/1 Glade Automatic Spray Refill
    • $3/1 DOHVINCI Color Mixer

    ~ New SavingStar rebate for a FREE Domino® or C&H® Brown Sugar 1lb box

    ~ Today only: Ralphs/Kroger shoppers can get a digital coupon for one FREE Mountain Dew Kickstart {I had trouble logging in through Chrome but had no difficulty loading the coupon through the Ralphs app}

    ~ Mojo Savings: Get a free copy of Lighting magazine

    ~ Hip2Save: Moneymaker on Cerave cleanser at Rite Aid

    ~ Above the Law: A lawyer’s take on internet scrapers


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    Urbini Dream Nursery Contest + $50 Walmart Gift Card Daily Sweepstakes

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    Urbini Dream Nursery Contest | Chief Family Officer

    Who doesn’t want a beautiful nursery for their precious baby? I know my husband and I put a lot of thought into the baby’s room, especially before our oldest was born. It’s a rite of passage for new parents, I think. If you’re expecting a bundle of joy, then you should know that Urbini has added a new line of nursery furniture to its portfolio, including wooden cribs like the gorgeous one below:

    Urbini Dream Nursery Contest | Chief Family Officer

    To celebrate the new line, Urbini is hosting the Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest, featuring the following prizes:

    Grand Prize
    One Urbini Crib
    One Urbini Changing Table
    One Urbini 6 Drawer Dresser
    One Urbini Cubi Play Yard
    Home visit by Urbini designer Rachel Dacks to personally outfit a newly designed nursery

    Second Prize
    Choice of one Urbini Crib

    Third Prize
    One Urbini Cubi Play Yard

    Sweepstakes Winners
    Each day, one Sweepstakes participant will be randomly selected to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card

    To enter the Urbini Dream Nursery Contest, you must post an Instagram photo of the room you want to redesign to your personal Instagram account and tag #UrbiniDreamNursery and #Contest. You can use the widget below to submit your photograph or visit UrbiniDreamNursery.com.

    Urbini Dream Nursery

    To enter the $50 Walmart Gift Card sweepstakes, go to UrbiniDreamNursery.com and scroll down to the “Enter Now” button. Click it and follow the directions to enter the daily sweeps. Completing the entries in the widget above will also get you additional entries into the daily sweepstakes! Click here for the full contest rules and regulations.

    Good luck, and be sure to let us know if you win!

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