Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I never knew that Costco protected you in case their prices go down! So, I have 2 things my friend bought the other day when we were together that she can get some money back! Just keep your receipts and if the item goes down within 30 days you can get some cash back!
As I said in an earlier post we are headed to a warm place next year. We are going to the Hawaiian island, Oahu. How did we get to the point of going and totally prepaying it?
1. We planned it, 2 years ago
2.We broke it down into smaller monthly "payments" to our self
3.We tried to cut costs on the big things
A. Flights:We tracked that typically Hawaii flights go on sale in the fall. The website www.airfarewatchdog.com can be customized to send you alerts on your favorite destinations. We ended up getting our flights at $500 return all taxes in.
B.Accommodations:This is a biggy as we are staying for 3 weeks. We wanted to stay in a condo so as to help cut cost on eating out. We ended up renting through a referral from my brother (who goes regularly to Oahu). We were willing to stay outside of the main tourist area. Our condo, all taxes,cleaning, etc in is right around $100/night.
C. Car rentals:In a previous post I explained how we ended up getting our car, cheap.
D.Food:Food on the island can be pretty pricey. To combat this we will:
A) carefully menu plan, so to be able to sit down to an already made meal, when we get home from the beach!(and so we aren't tempted to eat fast food).
B)We will plan our meals out and use coupons from our Hawaii entertainment book(right now they are $19.99US no shipping).and the coupons from the free papers This Week Oahu(Hotel lobbies, ABC stores), The Best of Oahu, 101 things to do on Oahu,can all be found in The Midweek or Oahu Gold free newspapers.
C)We are told that convienence snack type foods are very pricey and as crazy as it may sound we are going to use some of our checked baggage (2 bags 50lbs each)to pack boxes of food stuffs.Things that we know will cost us lots there and since we can get them cheaply here, why not?(To see what you can and can't bring go to www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/english/ )
D)I will prepackage some mixes that I know we will want to make.
E)Entertainment:We are planning on doing a few touristy attractions,they will be field trips for us(our learning program pays for it). Mostly we will explore the island as that is the kind of family we are. We have spent lots of time on google earth(which is amazing!)and we plan on having it on the laptop so we can see where we want to go next. Laying on the beach, thankfully, is FREE!!!(We plan on having a cooler in our trunk with all our lunches and snacks prepacked!)Again our Hawaii entertainment book will come in handy for eating out.
F)Gas:We are told that Costco is the best price for gas. We plan on bringing and using our gps to save us from being lost!and wasting gas!
G)Wireless:There are many WiFi free spots. www.wififreespot.com
Any comments, suggestions???
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
WestJet is selling-off flights to U.S., Canadian and sun destinations at up to 65% OFF their regular prices. Flights start from $8 (each way, plus tax) on travel through Dec. 20. This sale ends Nov. 26, we suggest you hurry up to book because fares like these sell-out quickly. Here are a few of the routes on sale (each way, plus tax): Toronto - Atlantic City ... $8 Edmonton - Palm Springs … $49 Quebec City - Toronto … $49 Toronto - Freeport ... $59 St-John’s - Halifax … $59 Winnipeg - Las Vegas … $79 Calgary - Nassau … $119 Victoria - Honolulu … $139 (Saturdays) Note: You may need to be flexible with your dates as offers like this sell-out quickly. The best fares tend to be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for travel to U.S. & Canadian destinations. Taxes range from approx. $50-$60 each way.
Air Canada is also having a sale.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hey Vancouver, lace up your skates, the ice rink at Robson Square is open again! It is now called the GE Plaza at Robson Square, to reflect the financial support from General Electric required to get the rink up and running for the first time in almost ten years. The expanded rink at GE Plaza will serve as a centerpiece for activities during the 2010 Winter Olympics, but until then you can take advantage of free skating every day from 9AM to 9PM. Between 9AM-12PM the rink may be host to special group bookings, so you might want to wait until noon to hit the ice if you need a lot of room to skate with your little ones or perfect your triple axle. There is a $3 charge to rent skates if you need them, but children under 12 can rent for free. In addition to the free ice skating, there will also be free concerts held at GE Plaza, so visit often and have fun!
Originally Posted November 11: ClearlyContacts.ca are giving away eyeglasses again! This time around lucky Victoria and Saanich, BC residents will have the opportunity to claim one of 500 pairs of free designer eyeglasses on November 24. In order to take advantage of this great freebie, all you have to do is enter your email address and name here. Then, on November 24, the first 500 people that responded will be sent an exclusive email with details on how to collect their free glasses. The free offer includes frame, standard 1.5 index lenses, A/R, UV, and scratch-resistant coating. Limit of one free pair per household. Shipping and handling charges are all you pay, so sign up now!
Costco.ca Members can get Four Free 8x10 Prints with coupon code CWFE1123. This freebie has excellent timing, as 8x10 prints make excellent gifts for grandparents and other doting family members! (If you don't have a Costco.ca Photo Centre account, now is a great time to sign up for one -- they're offering 25 Free Prints when you open a new account.) The offer expires December 6, 2009.
Microsoft has opened up access to the beta of the latest version of Microsoft Office. Right now, you can download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 in its entirety (beta version) for free. You'll have access to the whole Office suite:
Excel The download itself is a little bit under 700MB. We haven't seen a specific date for when this free beta license will expire, but Microsoft betas of this sort tend to last about a year.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Cooper's Nov 15-21
Frozen Grade A Chicken $1/lb!!!!
WF Flour 10Kg $6.99(lowest $5.98)
Pineapples $1.97(Extra Foods also)
Chocolate Wafers .46(lowest .36)(EF also)
NN Graham Wafer Crumbs 1kg $3.48(EF)
Oil 3L $4.98
Parkay Marg 1.36kg $2.99(lowest $2.28)(EF)
20lbs russet potatoes $3.88(EF)
6lb Granny, Gala, Pears $3.98(EF)
Extra Foods Ham Picnic pork shoulder .97/lb(don't know if this is on at Superstore)
Walmart Nov 13-19
Onions and carrots 3lbs $1
Kraft Peanut Butter 2Kg $4.97
Fruitopia or Five Alive 1.89L 2/$3
As Christmas approaches grocery prices rise. Typically it's best to stock up on sale items and buy as little as possible come December!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The 100 light strand is $23.99 - 50%.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This week at Cooper's they have chicken legs for $1/lb(last week when they had the whole chickens they limited them in the store, 4 per customer)
IGA (Tues,Wed,Thurs only)
Stewing beef $2.69/lb
Romaine lettuce is .69
NN batteries AA 40 for $10(.25/battery)
Large Pumpkins $1.97
MW Kraft Dressing 1.5L $3.98
NN Chub of Pepperoni, Salami or Summer Sausage 1Kg $3.98
Feta Cheese 1Kg $11.99(less.75 in store coupon)
20 pack of socks $9.88
Nesters Market(wish I lived closer for their daily sales!!!)
Every Sunday 3lb bag of Spartan Apples .87!!!
Monday Black Forest Ham .97/100g
Tuesday Campfire Bacon $1.97
Thursday garlic bread .97
Saturday Chicken legs .87/lb!!!
Pumpkins free with purchase!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
25 % Off one item at Chapters! www.chapters.indigio.ca/Email-Promotion/EmailPromoLP-prs.html Just give them your email address(or addresses if you need more than one coupon)
Must provide email by Oct 31 Coupon is good Nov 1-30. Happy book buying!
Friday, October 16, 2009
IGA right now has BC potatoes 15lbs for $2.99!!!! Thanks Jo-Ellen for letting me know!
Superstore starting 17th of Oct
Lean Ground Beef $1.68/lb
Neilson's Yogurt 3/$1
NN Salad dressings 475ml $1.50
Secret Deodorant $1
Kiwi 1Kg $2.98
Dole salad kits and baby blends 142g-361g $1.99
Hot House Tomatoes .76/lb
Fresh Suey Choy .48/lb
Radishes or Green Onions 3/$1
NN Soups(Tom,Chicken Noodle,Cream of Mush,Veg)3/$1!!!
Coopers starting Oct 18
Grade A Frozen Frying Chicken $1/lb!!!!
Save On starting Oct 18
WF Yogurt 3/.99
Stewing Beef $2.99/lb
Plantation Rice 8Kg $8.99
Costco online photo center has 25 free 4x6s for signing up for an online account.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
A quick post to let you know there are some screaming deals today at Shoppers.
Life Brand TP 24 rolls $4.99 limit 4
Christie cookies and crackers $1.49 limit 4
Everyday Market Sugar 2kg $.99 limit 4 !!!!!
Maxwell House Coffee 925g $4.69 limit 4
Everyday Market Tuna 170g .49 limit 4
Large White Eggs $1.59 limit 2
Life Brand Mouthwash 1L $1.77 limit 4
Everyday Market Cheese 540g $4.99(all week sale)
Breyers Ice cream 1.66L-1.89L $3.99(all week sale)
Plus Saturday only at Shoppers, when you spend $50 you get 20X the points, which equals more free stuff later!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Order is so motivating! With everything in it's place and handy I might just make the kids some cookies!
Today at the grocery store a lady told me she heard on the radio that sugar prices will rise drastically. Right now at Superstore the little 2Kg bag is $1.49(limit 1)My kids and I each bought one!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Highliner Frozen Salmon 1lb $3.99!!
NN Cheeses 907g $7.98
Bryer's Ice cream $2.97(limit 2)
NN Farmer's Sausage $2.99/lb(lowest price tracked $2.72/lb)
Dole Juices 1L .99
NN Vinegar 4L $2.28
Kiwi 1Kg bag $1.98
Broccoli Bunch .98
Romaine Lettuce .58 On the Vine Tomatoes .86
I was looking on www.redflagdeals.com and noticing there were lots of deals! Too many to mention here. Check out the restaurant coupons if you are planning a family outing.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We received our approval today(we had to have a health exam before we were approved).
Hubby got preferred status and I got preferred plus!! Maybe because of my family background, I'm a woman and I recently released 19lbs???
Instead of the $593 he quoted us, the life insurance company lowered our rate to $508!!! We are now paying less than we paid for half the insurance!!!Now that's happy! Need a life insurance quote??Email me and I'll put you in touch with the guy we used.
Friday, August 7, 2009
If you like free things and photos (or any combination of the above) you'll love this free 8x10 Enlargement from Blacks Photo (PDF). They'll take your picture or digital file and turn it into an 8x10.... for free! Offer is valid for in-store pick-up only (but you can order the print online), now through August 16, and the coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Limit of one per customer.
Free Quiznos sub with purchase of a coke product http://p.p0.com/YesConnect/HtmlMessagePreview?a=IB4kvet3uRqAI37tqmkfpuD6&msgVersion=web
An update on my faucet part for WR. AMAZING!!! The part came today Priority Post! My sink is fixed! What a stand up company!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I called the 1-866 number today and they said they would send out the part right away!! No payment was ever discussed! The company is WR and the phone number is 1-866-789-2273(care).They are in Montreal. I didn't need my receipt or anything! Just what part was broken for what model #!!!!That's happy!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Between midnight and 6 a.m. (MT) on June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2009, make sure to check westjet.com because select routes will be marked down to blowout prices. We’re talking under $100 one-way folks, for travel until June 30, 2009, so if you were thinking of travelling this month this is the deal for you!
Visit westjet.com for more details.