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  • Coupon Update: I went without inserts for six months

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    I’m not sure why I haven’t discussed this before, but I went six months without getting insert coupons from the newspaper. Part of me wanted to see how it went – if I really missed them. But mostly, I just didn’t want to pay the rate the LA Times wanted.

    I went without coupon inserts for six months! | Chief Family Officer

    My LA Times Sunday subscriptions (I had 3) expired last summer. I don’t remember the exact renewal rate but it must have been close to $100 for all three subscriptions because I decided to cancel.

    This was after I called to ask for a lower rate and got stonewalled. I don’t understand why they’ll give new customers a year of Sunday for $10 but would rather lose a long-time customer than give her the same rate.

    Finally – last month – they did offer me the lower rate. I received a mailer for new customers and customers who hadn’t subscribed in six months. The offer was for a year of Sunday delivery for $9.88 (although it ends up being several weeks short of a year, because they bill their “special issues” at a higher rate – sneaky!).

    This past Sunday’s paper was my first issue – historically, the first inserts of the year are good ones – and I’m happy to have some of the high-value coupons that aren’t available as printables.

    But I didn’t miss the insert coupons too terribly – certainly not nearly as much as I feared I might. For one thing, I don’t coupon as heavily as I did a few years ago. And for another, the printable coupons have gotten much better than they were a few years ago, so I didn’t feel like I was missing out on much.

    I think at $10 for a year, the LAT inserts are a great deal, but I would terminate my subscription again rather than pay more.

    How do you feel about insert coupons vs. printable coupons?

    Roundup: $20 off Prime membership, Tribe Bracelets for $9.99, Free pet food, 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 18, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Andrea Dekker’s thoughts about our own personal gifts.

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Get a new Amazon Prime membership for just $79! {$20 off!}

    ~ Tribe BraceletThrough Sunday (11/20) at Cents of Style: Get Tribe Bracelets for $9.99-$11.99 shipped with code TRIBEHOLIDAY {I always get compliments on mine, and they make a beautiful gift!}

    ~ Amazon: Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese Shells & Real Aged Cheddar 12pk for just $9.59 when you clip the 15% off coupon under the price and order through Subscribe & Save {works out to just $0.80 per box!}

    ~ Groupon: 2 FREE Large 1-Topping Pizzas with $25 e-gift card purchase at Papa John’s ($55 value for $25!)

    ~ MySavings: Free Kind bar for a friend

    ~ MySavings: $10 off $25 Macy’s coupon

    ~ MySavings: Free Sheba Perfect Portions cat food today only for Ralphs/Kroger shoppers

    ~ MySavings: Free Pedigree dog food today only for Kmart shoppers

    ~ MySavings: Nintendo prize pack sweepstakes

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet for $223.99 {$399.99 value; 4.6 stars in 610 reviews}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 40% off Hiking Shoes {prices start at $47.99}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    $1.00 off one Simply Orange 59oz product
    $15.00 off one FoodSaver Food Preservation System
    $0.50 off one Tide
    $1.00 off any 3 TEMPTATIONS Cat Treats
    $0.75 off 1 Reese Specialty Foods Product
    $0.50 off any ONE Carefree Product
    $1.00 off one Cetaphil

    ~ Through Sunday (11/20) at Shutterfly: Get a FREE set of address labels with code FREELABELS {you can make the labels say “Property of Mrs. Smith” or something similar to make an expensive teacher gift! shipping is just $2.99 for me}

    ~ Wild for CVS: Tom’s of Maine sensitive toothpaste for $1 at CVS

    ~ Wild for CVS: Linday olives for $0.49 at CVS

    ~ Totally Target: Bertolli organic pasta sauce for $0.79 at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods for $0.99 at Target

    ~ For the Mommas: Free contact solution at CVS

    ~ For the Mommas: Free Ludens throat drops next week at CVS

    ~ Modern Mom: Seven questions to ask before your kid goes on a playdate

    ~ All Things Target: 50% off Barbie Rainbow Princess doll today only at Target


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    Roundup: November Target Beauty Box for $7, 20% off iTunes, $20 off Amazon Prime, 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 17, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Finding unexpected ways to spend time with friends. Yesterday, I drove one friend to the airport, and we had a mutual friend join us so we could catch up, despite our busy lives that are preventing us from getting together for coffee or lunch. It was a lovely hour!

    ~ Target.com: November Beauty Box is now just $7 shipped! {was $10 … these always sell out at $7, so apparently raising the price was not a good idea ­čśë }

    ~ Best Buy: $100 iTunes gift card for just $80 shipped! {20% off is my target iTunes price but it’s been so hard to find lately so this is exciting!}

    ~ Tomorrow only at Amazon: Get a new Amazon Prime membership for just $79! {$20 off!}

    ~ MySavings: 10 free Pampers Rewards points

    ~ MySavings: Free Colgate Total toothpaste at CVS

    ~ MySavings: Free Sam’s Club baby sample box

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook for $179.99 {$275 value; 3.8 stars in 5 reviews}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Work & Safety Boots for under $100 {prices start at just $44.99}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 50% off select Ravensburger Puzzles and Games {puzzles start at just $6.99!}

    ~ Through 11/21 at Shutterfly: Get a FREE 8├Ś11 Calendar or 5├Ś7 Easel Calendar with code BIGDEAL

    ~ New Ralphs Facebook coupons for a FREE Zico Coconut Water and a FREE Vitaminwater {yes, again!}

    ~ Wild for CVS: Hefty trash bags for $3.66 at CVS

    ~ Hip2Save: Rare $25 off $150 IKEA purchase coupon

    ~ For the Mommas: Family size Lay’s potato chips for $1.87 at Target

    ~ For the Mommas: 2 free Ocean Spry or Pact beverages next week at CVS

    ~ Totally Target: Zarbee’s products for $0.69 at Target

    ~ Printable Coupons: Summer’s Eve cleansing cloths for $0.47

    ~ Cupcake Project: The history of frosting

    ~ Wild for Wags: Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaners for $0.97 at Walgreens

    ~ All Things Target: 50% off Our Generation Horse today only at Target




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    Roundup: Swag Code extravaganza, 50% off Crocs, Rare Del Monte coupons, 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 16, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: The Dalai Lama’s perspective on what’s behind the general anxiety in our society.

    Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza today! Get 30 easy SB if you collect all of the codes!

    ~ MySavings: Ocelo sponges for $0.50 at Dollar Tree

    ~ MySavings: Free Redbox DVD rental

    ~ MySavings: Free Zantac at Walmart

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 50% Off Crocs Shoes for the whole family {prices start at just $13.99!}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 50% off select ALEX toys {prices start at $7.40}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Kindle edition of I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves for $1.99 {$8.99 value; 4.5 stars in 521 reviews}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    $0.55 off any 2 Cool Whip Whipped Topping
    $1.00 off one Planters Dessert Mix
    $1.00 off one Planters Mixed Nuts
    $1.00 off any 2 Smartmade products
    $1.00 off one PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese 2pk
    $0.75 off one KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
    $1.00 off one VELVEETA Loaf 32oz
    $1.00 off one KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese 16oz
    $2.00 off one adidas Fragrances
    $2.00 off one Stetson Fragrance
    $2.00 off one Katy Perry Fragrance
    $2.00 off one Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance
    $2.00 off one Beyonce Fragrance
    $2.00 off one Nautica Fragrance
    $1.00 off one McCafe Coffee Product
    $1.00 off one Gevalia Coffee
    $1.00 off one CAPRI Sun 30 pack
    $0.50 off one Mardi Gras napkins
    $0.50 off one Vanity Fair Product
    $1.00 off any 2 Scotch-Brite

    ~ New Hopster coupons:

    Save 50¢ on any ONE (1) Del Monte Fresh Produce Product
    Save 75¢ on any ONE (1) Del Monte Fresh Produce Product. Unlock when you complete 1 Del Monte Fresh Produce activity.

    ~ New SavingStar rebate:

    Save $5.00 when you spend $30.00 on any Coty Fragrance or Coty Fragrance Gift Set. Products included are Stetson, Vera Wang Embrace, Beyonc├ę, Nautica, Katy Perry, Adidas, Jovan, Preferred Stock, Celine Dion, Playboy, Exclamation, Vanilla Fields, Sand & Sa

    ~ New Ralphs Facebook coupons for $3 off a $45 purchase and $5 off a $15 seafood purchase

    ~ Totally Target: Revitalift facial cleanser for $0.99 at Target

    ~ Mojo Savings: Kitchen Aid 5qt mixer for $133

    ~ For the Mommas: Wet N Wild holiday mascara gift set for $0.99 next week at CVS

    ~ For the Mommas: Moneymaker on Beyond cat food at Target

    ~ Passion for Savings: Market Pantry eggs for $0.59 at Target

    ~ The Kitchn: Tips for packing a dish for a car trip

    ~ All Things Target: 50% fof Nerf Bash Ball today only at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Gluten-free granola for $1.49 at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Haribo gummies for $0.50 at Walgreens


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    Roundup: Free Kellogg’s and Pampers points, 40% off Magformers, 20% off oranges, New Shutterfly freebies, 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 15, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com
     

    ~ What I love today: The suggestions at Living Well Spending Less for experience gifts.

    ~ MySavings: 100 free Kellogg’s Family Rewards points

    ~ MySavings: 15 free Pampers Rewards points

    ~ MySavings: Organic Valley string cheese for $1.73 at Target

    ~ MySavings: Free subscription to Weight Watchers

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 40% off select Magformers toys {prices start at just $13.88!}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    Buy Butterball Frozen Turkey, get $5.00 by mail
    $2.00 off one Mucinex 12 Hour product
    $3.00 off any 2 Purex Laundry Detergents
    $1.00 off any 2 Hefty Slider Bags
    $0.50 off one Reynolds Oven Bags
    $1.00 off one Reynolds Wrap Foil
    $0.25 off one Reddi-wip whipped topping
    $0.30 off Old El Paso Chiles
    $0.50 off one Heinz Chili or Cocktail Sauce
    $0.75 off one Hillshire Snacking
    $2.50 off Any Two (2) IZZE 4-packs
    $1.49 off any 1 Avocados from Mexico
    $0.75 off one Country Crock 15oz or 45oz product
    $1.00 off one Izze

    ~ New Red Plum coupon:

    $1.00 OFF ONE (1) Duracell® Coppertop or Quantum Batteries 6 count package or larger

    ~ New SavingStar rebate for 20% back WYB loose oranges

    ~ Through tomorrow (11/16) at Shutterfly: Get a FREE Set of Playing Cards, Reusable Shopping Bag, select Magnet, or Pet Tag with code CHOOSEYOURS

    ~ Culturelle: Win a free box of Culterelle Kids Chewables Daily Probiotic Formula

    ~ Passion for Savings: Free Zantac Duo Fusion at Walgreens

    ~ Hip2Save: Pretzel Crisps for $2 at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Moneymaker on Curad bandages at Dollar Tree

    ~ Printable Coupons: Organic Valley Fuel Protein Shakes 4pk for $2.05 at Target

    ~ The Kitchn: Tips for mailing edible gifts

    ~ Andrea Dekker: Encouragement for moms who hate breastfeeding


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    Roundup: Discounted iTunes gift cards, Madden or FIFA 17 for just $30, New Shutterfly freebies, 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 14, 2016 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: This new, thought-provoking perspective on Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (I wrote about my experience of “tidying up” last year.)

    ~ Staples.com: $50 iTunes gift card for just $42.50 shipped {or get a $100 iTunes gift card for just $85 shipped!}

    ~ MySavings: Free SiriusXM listening event 11/16-11/19

    ~ MySavings: Free sample of Emergen-C

    ~ MySavings: Butterball Turkey Fryer sweepstakes

    ~ Walmart: Madden NFL 17 or FIFA 17 for just $29.96 {$59.96 value}

    ~ Walmart: LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon for $95.99 shipped {$149.99 value}

    ~ Target.com: Target Wellness Box for just $9.99 shipped {or get it FREE when you spend $30 on healthcare}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 50% off select K’NEX building toys {prices start at just $10.50!}

    ~ New Coupons.com printables:

    $0.75 off one Purell
    $5.00 off any 2 Schick Disposable Razor Packs
    $2.00 off one Schick Disposable Razor Pack
    $7.00 off any 2 Schick Hydro5 or Silk Disposables
    $1.00 off one Earth Balance
    $0.50 off one Treasure Cave
    $1.00 off one Glutino

    ~ New Smart Source coupons:

    $1.00 Off Any ONE (1) Earth Balance® Buttery Spread or Sticks
    $1.00 off Any ONE (1) Earth Balance® Nut Butters

    ~ Through Wednesday (11/16) at Shutterfly: Get a FREE Metal ornament, Memory Game or Notepad with code GIFTME

    ~ Hip2Save: Deals on Ortega products at Target

    ~ Hip2Save: Cottonelle bath tissue for $0.22 per big roll at Walgreens

    ~ Printable Coupons: Free snacks at CVS with coupon

    ~ Totally Target: Jell-O Simply Good for $0.12 at Target

    ~ Wild for CVS: Free Schwarzkopf hair care at CVS

    ~ For the Mommas: 4 free Colgate toothpaste at CVS

    ~ The Kitchn: How to freeze pumpkin pie

    ~ The Kitchn: How to peel and cut butternut squash


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