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  • Deal Roundup: Target, CVS

    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 1, 2018 | Chief Family Officer

    Target: Muir Glen Tomatoes for $0.75
    Buy: 1 Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes 14.5oz at $1.25 {price may vary}
    Use: $0.50/1 Muir Glen Organic Product coupon
    Final Price: $0.75
    Ends 1/20. Via Printable Coupons.

    Target: Seventh Generation Dish Soap for $1.73
    Buy: 2 Seventh Generation Dish Soap 25oz at $2.79 {price may vary}
    Use: 20% off Seventh Generation Dish Soap Target Cartwheel {deducts $1.12}
    Pay: $4.46
    Submit for: $1/2 Seventh Generation Dish Soap Ibotta rebate
    Final Price: $1.73 each
    Ends 1/13. Via Hip2Save.

    Target: Nabisco Multipacks for $1.75
    Buy: 2 Nabisco Multipacks at $4.50 each
    Use: (2) $1/1 Nabisco Multipacks from 1/7 Smart Source
    Pay: $7
    Submit for: (2) $1/1 Nabisco Multipacks Checkout 51 rebate
    And submit for: $1.50/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products Ibotta rebate
    Final Price: $1.75 each
    Ends 1/17. Via Totally Target.

    CVS: Rimmel Mascara for $1.70
    Buy: 2 Rimmel Mascara $6.79 each and B1G1 50% off {price may vary}
    Use: B1G1 FREE Rimmel Mascara WYB 1 Rimmel Eye Product coupon
    Final Price: $1.70 each
    Ends 1/13. Via Passion for Savings.

    Why I LOVE Freezer Meals (New Series)

    A couple of years ago, I really began to understand freezer cooking, and it’s dramatically changed my life. Freezer meals help me save time, money, and most especially, stress. So I want to show you how to incorporate freezer meals into your life with a new series of posts that will run every other week. I’ll share recipes, techniques, and tips for making freezer meals a natural part of your life.

    Freezer Meals Series

    To start the series, I wanted to give a little background, because it’s not like freezer meals are a new concept. Unfortunately for me, it got tangled up with the concept of once-a-month cooking, which I’d learned about first and never really worked for me. I think that’s why it took me so long to figure out why freezer cooking is so wonderful.

    Here’s the difference: The idea behind once-a-month cooking is that you cook just once a month, freeze a bunch of meals, and then all you have to do for the month is defrost, heat up, and eat. By contrast, the idea behind freezer meals (at least as I use the term) is to do the prep work ahead of time, but not necessarily the cooking.

    I really wanted to love once-a-month cooking but it never felt like a good fit. The food often didn’t taste great because the meals just weren’t the same once they had been frozen, a lot of the recommended meals were ones my family and I didn’t like, and it may have required cooking only once a month, but that was one session that required a huge amount of planning and a giant chunk of time (like all day).

    It was Kelly at New Leaf Wellness and her method of freezing slow cooker meals before cooking them that transformed my relationship with freezer meals.

    For a while, I froze meals according to Kelly’s recipes, but after a while, I got the hang of converting meals into freezer meals, and freezing parts of meals.

    Now, I buy meat when there’s a sale – I’m always looking for discount stickers at Target and Ralphs. Usually, the meat is discounted because it’s the sell-by date. So later that day, I turn the meat into a freezer meal: ground meat becomes a meatloaf or chili, chicken thighs get cut up and marinated in a miso paste, chicken breasts get cut into bite size pieces to be breaded on the night I’m cooking them, etc.

    Some meals are just assembled, ready to be baked. Some meals get dumped into a slow cooker and left alone all day. Some “meals” are just components that need to be assembled and cooked, requiring more work on my part – but much less work than if I had to do everything at once.

    Because I’m cooking the food for the first time when it comes out of the freezer, it tastes fresh. I can make the meals when I have time and/or find a great sale and want to stock up on an ingredient like meat. Most of my family’s favorite meals can be adapted to the freezer in some way, whether it’s freezing the entire meal ahead of time or freezing components to speed things along.

    Freezer meals also make meal planning super easy, because most of the meals are already made – I don’t have to worry about what’s on sale or whether I have to buy ingredients. Many of the meals can be made ahead of time so they work for my busy schedule. For example, I plan slow cooker meals for the nights the boys have practice, and the food needs to be ready the moment we walk in the door. Most nights, I cook enough for leftovers so my husband can brown bag a lunch the next day. Since he doesn’t like taking messy foods like soup or pasta with tomato sauce, I save those meals for the weekends.

    I hope I’ve converted you and made you as excited about freezer meals as I am! Stay tuned for more in this series, and let me know if you have any questions or if there’s something specific you’d like to see addressed in an upcoming post.

    Roundup: FREE Oakland A’s tickets, Seventh Generation deals at Amazon, New CVS and Walgreens deals, and More

    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 - Jan 11, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: This fantastic use for leftover citrus peels to make a homemade cleaning solution.

    ~ Amazon: Coupon for 30% off select Seventh Generation Dish Soap {makes the Free & Clear 6pk just $12.14 or just $2.02 per bottle! see more Seventh Generation coupons at Amazon!}

    ~ MySavings: Free Krispy Kreme donut

    ~ MySavings: Free tickets to the Oakland A’s vs. Chicago White Sox on 4/17

    ~ Amazon Add-on Item: Contigo SnapSeal Stainless Steel Travel Mug for just $6.56 {$11.89 value; 4.2 stars in 6,935 reviews}

    ~ MySavings: Free subscription to Cosmopolitan

    ~ MySavings: Free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 30% off select Sports Nutrition Protein Powders and Bars {prices start at $5.94; includes Muscle Milk, Garden of Life, Optimum Nutrition, and more!}

    ~ New Hopster coupons:

    Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) LunchSkins Product. Feel Good. Live Plastic Bag Free.
    FREE (1) 1-gallon bottle of Nursery® water with or without added fluoride with the purchase of (2) 1-gallon bottles (up to $1.59)

    ~ Passion for Savings: Free Crest toothpaste at Walmart

    ~ Wild for CVS: Maybelline cosmetics starting at $0.49 at CVS

    ~ Wild for CVS: Keebler cookies or Nabisco crackers for $0.50 at CVS

    ~ Totally Target: Truvia sweetener for $0.51 at Target

    ~ Kitchn: Tips for making dishwashing gloves better

    ~ Above the Law: What to know about student loans right after graduation (by a lawyer about law school loans but applicable to all grads)

    ~ Wild for Wags: Garnier Fructis hair care for $0.98 at Walgreens

    ~ Wild for Wags: Huggies wipes for $0.66 per pack at Walgreens

    ~ Hip2Save: $10 off your next baby aisle purchase when you spend $40 at Kroger (usually available at all affiliates also, including Ralphs)


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    Best of Ralphs Coupon Match Ups and Deals: Jan 10 – 16, 2018

    This summary of deals at Ralphs is based on the online ad for my San Fernando Valley store. I don’t list all of the sale items, only the good ones. If I missed any, please let us know in the comments. I don’t print every coupon, so please verify quantities and value. Learn about shopping at Ralphs, including their coupon policy, here. Don’t forget to load the weekly coupons on the Ralphs Facebook page for more discounts!

    I’ve marked what I consider to be stock-up prices with an asterisk (*). It may not be the lowest price I’ve ever seen, but it’s low enough that I think it’s worth buying extra if it’s something you buy regularly.

    Thank you for printing your coupons through the links below. Many are affiliate links that help support this site at no cost to you!

    COUPON AND REBATE DEALS

    Strawberries, Blueberries or Blackberries – $2.50
    $0.50/1 Driscolls Berries {must have prior code to access survey + coupon}
    Final Price: $2, if Driscolls brand available

    *Simple Truth Organic Whole Carrots 2lb bag – $1.99
    $0.50/1 Simple Truth Carrots Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $1.49

    Progresso Soup
    Kroger Saltine Crackers
    – $0.99 each WYB 8+
    $0.50/2 Progresso Products – 1-7-18 SS (exp 03/03/18)
    $1.00/4 Progresso Products – 1-7-18 SS (exp 03/03/18)
    Final Price: $0.74 each

    *Keebler Town House or Club Crackers – $1.77
    $1/1 Keebler Crackers Kellogg’s Family Rewards coupon {requires 850 points}
    Final Price: $0.77

    *Keebler Cookies – $1.77
    $1/1 Keebler Cookies Kellogg’s Family Rewards coupon {requires 850 points}
    Final Price: $0.77

    Simple Truth Organic Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.99/lb
    $1.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Chicken Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    *Simple Truth Organic Eggs – $3.49
    $0.50/1 Simple Truth Eggs Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $2.99

    Simple Truth Natural Pork Tenderloin – $6.99/lb
    $1/1 Simple Truth Pork Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    Simple Truth Organic Orange Juice – $3.50
    $0.75/1 Simple Truth Orange Juice Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $2.75

    *Simple Truth Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese – $3.29
    $1/1 Simple Truth Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, Ricotta or French Onion Dip Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $2.29

    *Simple Truth Organic Popcorn or Tortilla Chips – $2
    $0.50/1 Simple Truth Popcorn Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    $0.50/1 Simple Truth Tortilla Chips Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $1.50

    Simple Truth Organic Hummus – $2.99
    $0.50/1 Simple Truth Hummus Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x
    Final Price: $2.49

    *Applegate Frozen Sausage – $3.99
    $1.00/1 Applegate Breakfast Sausage
    $0.25/1 Applegate Breakfast Sausage Ibotta rebate
    Final Price: $2.74

    *Simple Truth Natural Whole Chicken or Drumsticks – $1.99/lb
    $1/1 Simple Truth Natural Chicken Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    Cottonelle Bath Tissue 6 Mega Rolls
    Viva Paper Towels 6 Big Rolls
    Kleenex Facial Tissue 4pk
    – $4.99 each WYB 2
    $1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper
    $1.00/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper – 1-7-18 SS (exp 02/18/18)
    $2.00/2 Cottonelle Bath Tissue Checkout 51 rebate
    $1.00/1 Viva Regular Or Vantage Paper Towels – 1-7-18 SS (exp 02/18/18)
    $2.00/2 Viva Paper Towels Checkout 51 rebate
    $1.00/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue Bundle Pack – 1-7-18 SS (exp 01/27/18)
    $0.50/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue Bundle Pack
    $2.00/2 Kleenex Bundle Pack Checkout 51 rebate
    Final Price: $3.99 each

    *FREE FRIDAY DOWNLOAD
    Visit Ralphs.com/FreeFridayDownload on Friday for a digital coupon for a FREE Simple Truth Bagged Popcorn

    3-DAY SALE FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    *Simple Truth Vapor Distilled Water 24pk $1.99 with Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    *Simple Truth Plant Based Milk – $1.49 with Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    Simple Truth Organic Peanut Butter – $1.49 with Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    Simple Truth Apple Juice 64oz – $1.49 Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    *Simple Truth Organic Seltzer Water 8pk – $1.99 with Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    Simple Truth Organic Frozen Fruit – $4.99 with Ralphs Digital Coupon, valid up to 5x

    BUY 4, SAVE $4 MIX & MATCH SALE

    Must buy in multiples of 4. Price listed includes Mix & Match discount.

    Simply Ade or Minute Maid Light Juice – $1.99

    Simply Orange Juice or Gold Peak Tea – $2.99

    Powerade 8pk – $3.99

    Smartwater or Vitaminwater 6pk – $3.99

    *Coke 6pk Bottles – $1.99

    OTHER DEALS

    MEAT & SEAFOOD

    *Jennie-O Ground Turkey – $2.47

    Boneless Pork Loin Chops, Value pk – $1.99/lb

    Farmer John Full Half Ham Bone-in – $1.49/lb

    Wild-Caught Swordfish Steaks – $9.99/lb

    Atlantic Salmon Fillets – $8.99/lb

    Tilapia or Rockfish Fillets – $6.99/lb

    PRODUCE

    Clementines 3lb bag – $2.77

    Clementines 5lb box – $4.59

    *Mango – $0.50 each

    Grapefruit – $0.50 each

    Lemons 2lb bag – $2.99

    Green Bell Pepper – $0.77 each

    Cucumber – $0.77 each

    *Gala, Fuji, Gold Delicious, Red Delicious, Jazz or Granny Smith Apples – $0.99/lb

    Navel Oranges, Minneola Tangelos or Cara Cara Oranges – $0.99/lb

    Organic Avocado – $1.50 each

    Organic Ajou or Bosc Pears – $1.99/lb

    MISC DEALS

    Mission Tortillas or Tortilla Chips – $1.88

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    #CozyUpWithMacys

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    Thanks to the deluge of rain we got the last two days, I discovered that I need new boots! So I’m thinking these boots are cute, and they’re on sale for $59.99, so just $44.99 after the discount!

    Ankle Boots

    But these feminine combat boots are super cute too, and on sale for $19.99, so just $14.99 after discount! (Originally $60! And the lower heel would be easier on my feet.)

    Combat Boots

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    Roundup: Finding Dory Band-Aids for $1.50, Win one of TWENTY Sam’s Club gift cards, Stock up price on Hefty slider bags, and More

    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 - Jan 10, 2018 @ ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    ~ What I love today: Tiny turtles on treadmills.

    ~ Amazon Add-on Item: Finding Dory Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages for just $1.50 {$2.79 value; 4.4 stars in 487 reviews}

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Up to 40% off select office chairs {prices start at $31.74}

    ~ Through Tuesday (1/16) at Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of TWENTY $45 Sam’s Club gift cards

    ~ Today only at Amazon: Sports trainers to improve your game starting at $13.99 {includes golf, soccer, basketball, baseball, and more!}

    ~ MySavings: Win a trip to the 2018 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

    ~ MySavings: Free subscription to Men’s Health

    ~ Amazon Prime members: Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon 40ct for just $6.50 when you clip the $3 off coupon and Subscribe & Save {works out to just $0.16 per packet!}

    ~ MySavings: Free Sears/Kmart credit with Shop Your Way Rewards

    ~ New Grocery Coupon Network coupons:

    Save $1.00 ON THE PURCHASE OF (1) PACKAGE OF KENTUCKY LEGEND® LUNCH MEAT
    Save $2.00 OFF ANY HALF KENTUCKY LEGEND® HAM OR WHOLE KENTUCKY LEGEND TURKEY
    Save $1.00 On any One 6.5oz jar of Mighty Nut
    $1.00 OFF when you buy any ONE (1) Mrs. Cubbison's Cheese Crisps Product
    Save $0.50 ON THE PURCHASE OF (1) PACKAGE OF KENTUCKY LEGEND ARTISAN CRAFTED SERIES® LUNCH MEAT

    ~ Wild for Wags: Special K cereal for $0.98 at Walgreens

    ~ Wild for Wags: Bic Razors for $0.94 at Walgreens

    ~ Wild for CVS: Well Yes Soup for $1 at CVS

    ~ Hip2Save: Hefty slider bags for $0.53 at Walmart (or $0.99 at Target)

    ~ Hip2Save: 6 packs of Huggies diapers for $19 at Rite Aid

    ~ Andrea Dekker: How she keeps up with regular purging, even with four young kids {I love how they already know how to purge their things!}

    ~ Totally Target: Green Giant Riced Veggies for $1.50 at Target

    ~ Kitchn: 20 budget-friendly meals that don’t involve pasta

    ~ Passion for Savings: Physicians Formula bronzer for $1.79 at CVS

    ~ Passion for Savings: Snuggle fabric softener for $0.88 at CVS


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