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  • Morning Coffee: Discount gift cards, 20% off pumpkins & More

    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.

    ~ Ebay: Discounted gift cards for Sears, Applebee’s, Gilt, Aeropostale and GameStop

    ~ Amazon: American Girl Crafts Friends Memory Book for just $5.44 {$9.99 value; 4.5 stars in 45 reviews; great stock-up deal if you have lots of girl birthday parties coming up!; also available at Walmart for the same price}

    ~ Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 70% off necklaces {prices start at $15.99; this is a great opportunity to pick up gifts at a bargain!}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    ~ New SavingStar offer for 20% back WYB loose pumpkins

    ~ Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Get 50 points with code FRIGHTNIGHTBONUS

    ~ Living Well Spending Less: Ultimate Crafter’s Bundle giveaway {$1,400 value; includes a Cricut machine and Michael’s gift card}

    ~ All Things Target: Halloween deals with Cartwheel offers

    ~ Passion for Savings: Free costume pieces at Walgreens

    ~ Southern Cali Saver: Nabisco 20ct multipack for $4 at Vons/Pavilions on Friday only


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    Evening Roundup: Amazon Fire TV stick for just $19, Halloween cookie cutter set for $7 & More

    Evening 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.

    Amazon Prime Members: Through tomorrow (10/28), get the Fire TV Stick for just $19 {$39 value; connects to your TV’s HDMI port so you can stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and more; if you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial}

    Amazon: Wilton Halloween 18-Piece Cookie Cutter Set for just $6.96 {$13.49 list price; 4.2 stars in 32 reviews}

    Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Get 100 points with code REWARDSPTSJUST4U

    Ralphs Facebook page: Digital coupon for $3 off Choice Beef

    The Kitchn: 10 ways to use up leftover celery

    Printable Coupons: $1/1 All You Magazine

    Totally Target: Olay gift card deals at Target

    Hip2Save: Moneymaker on Oxiclean dishwasher detergent at Rite Aid

    Passion for Savings: Cheap Capri Sun at Walgreens

    All Things Target: Cheap Nature Made kids vitamins at Target

    Andrea Dekker: DIY makeup brush cleaner {although I’ve always just used the soap that’s at my sink}


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    Review + Quick Giveaway: NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto

    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto. I received products to review, and will receive a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Review + Giveaway - chieffamilyofficer.com

    Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto:

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Review + Giveaway - chieffamilyofficer.com

    This little machine has stopped me from making daily trips to Starbucks! I was sent the most popular machine in the Dolce Gusto line, the Genio, which has a compact, space-saving design. With its 21-oz reservoir, the Genio can make 3 cups of coffee, and is a recipient of the 2014 Consumer Reports Award and the 2014 Gold Edison Award. The package that I received included three of the 19 varieties – Morning Blend, Cappuccino Ice, and Chococino. The Cappuccino Ice was definitely our favorite. My husband and I polished off the box before I could take a video and now this is all that’s left:

    NESCAFE Dolce Gusto review & giveaway - chieffamilyofficer.com

    Here’s why the coffee is so good:

    Each beverage is made using only high quality ingredients, like specially selected coffee beans that are perfectly roasted and ground specifically for each drink. The milk is all natural and free of hormones and preservatives, giving it a clean, creamy taste.

    The custom scroll wheel and flow stop capabilities on the machine allow the user to adjust the strength and amount of coffee. Grounds are precisely tamped into each innovative, airtight capsule as if done by a professional barista, and each capsule is sealed to preserve freshness for up to a year. Coffee is delivered to the cup without ever coming into contact with the machine, meaning you don’t have to rinse the system between beverages.

    The Dolce Gusto is a coffee house quality machine designed with a 15-bar pressure system, which is comparable to those used professionally at coffee shops. Professional-caliber pressure works by very quickly and evenly distributing water over the coffee grounds, bringing out a bolder, more full flavor. And, superior pressure creates a velvety layer of crema, the rich froth that’s the holy grail for espresso aficionados. Pressure differentiates NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto from its competitors, and the SmartCapsule technology calibrates the right amount of pressure for each drink for optimal flavor.

    Here’s my Genio in action:

    As you can see, the Dolce Gusto is incredibly easy to use, and it works really quickly. I could have just added milk or cream to the coffee, but I love the Morning Blend + Chococino combo. That layer of foamy crema really sets the Dolce Gusto apart from every other homemade coffee I’ve ever had. My only complaint is that I can’t find the capsules in stores – but they are at least available online at Target, Amazon, and the Dolce Gusto website.

    Thankfully, Amazon lets you Subscribe & Save to Cappuccino Ice, so I can make sure I never run out. (I know it’s “Ice” but I like it hot too! So it will be perfect in the winter as well as summer.)

    And did I mention that with the Dolce Gusto, I no longer make a daily run to Starbucks? It’s really that good, plus it’s super fast – the machine warms up while you’re popping in the capsule, and it takes less than a minute to produce your coffee. And clean up is just as easy, since all you have to do is pop out the capsule and throw it away.

    Learn more about the Dolce Gusto via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

    You don’t have to be green with envy because I get to give a Dolce Gusto away! But enter now, because this is a very short, very special giveaway that ends at 12am PT on October 29!

    WIN IT!

    One lucky CFO reader will win their very own NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto system. To enter this giveaway, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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    Morning Coffee: New Barilla pasta coupon, Sam’s Club membership bargain & More

    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 Soft Scrub Toilet Care Rim Hangers
    • $1/3 Barilla Blue Box pasta {these often go on sale of $0.88 to $1 at Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions, so they’ll be just $0.55 to $0.67 after coupon!}

    ~ Living Social: Sam’s Club membership with $20 gift card & vouchers for a FREE Rotisserie chicken, Artisan Fresh™ spinach artichoke dip, Daily Chef™ cookies, and French baguette for just $45 {$142.18 value!; only those without an active membership for the last six months are eligible}

    ~ Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day: Over 30% off select Celestron Telescopes {prices start at $32.79; reminds me of the Google commercial with the toddler saying “da moon, I see da moon”}

    ~ Parent Hacks: An easy way to make your bathroom creepy for Halloween

    ~ Wild for CVS: Free Jergens lotion at CVS

    ~ Hummingbird High: Yellow Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Crème Fraîche Frosting and Flaky Sea Salt


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    Evening Roundup: 15% off at Staples, $30 off at Ralphs & More

    Evening 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.

    – Today only: Ralphs/Kroger shoppers can get a digital coupon for B1G1 Free Stride or Stride Sour Patch Kids Gum Single Pack

    – New Staples coupons include 15% off your entire purchase, 1-cent ream of copy paper, and $1 Purell

    Bakerella: Sugar Skull Cake Pops

    Southern Cali Saver: $30 off at Ralphs WYB 6 bottles of participating spirits {this promo made for great deals last year!}

    Printable Coupons: $0.55/2 Carnation evaporated milk

    Passion for Savings: Free-after-rewards Skylanders at Kmart

    Hip2Save: Coupon for a free pouch of Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon

    Totally Target: Update on personal care gift card deal at Target


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