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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

$49 Flight Sale

Today only!Westjet sale from Edmonton to Kelowna $49 travel on Mon-Wed and Sat. Must be booked today and must travel before June 30th.Check other destinations, it might also apply.
Happy Flying!Sue

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

$250 West Jet Gift Certificate

I had to post this! I got a flyer in my mailbox from Envision Financial. They are giving $250 in West Jet certificates for signing up for a payroll deposit! Sounds too good to be true.

The fine print is:

Payroll deposit
Go somewhere fun with the payroll deposit offer from Envision. All you have to do is sign up. Here’s how:
Register for our payroll deposit promotion at any Envision branch.
Transfer a new automated payroll direct deposit to your Envision account.
Once Envision Financial has determined that you qualify for the $250 WestJet gift certificate, you will be contacted with further details.
To make it even easier, use eSwitch to transfer your account balance and any pre-authorized payments from another Canadian financial institution.

WestJet Gift Certificate Offer Terms and Conditions
The WestJet Gift Certificate Offer (the “Offer”) is open only to members of Envision Credit Union who are 19 years of age or older (a “Member”) and do not currently have their automated payroll direct deposit with Envision Credit Union. A Member must register for the Offer by June 30, 2009 by completing and submitting a registration form available at Envision Credit Union branches.
The Member must transfer their automated payroll direct deposit to Envision Credit Union.
At least one automated payroll direct deposit must be credited to the Member’s account no later than August 31, 2009 in order to qualify for a $250 WestJet Airlines Ltd. gift certificate (the “Gift Certificate”).
Once Envision Credit Union has determined that the Member qualifies, the Gift Certificate will be available for pick up at the branch.
There is a limit of one Gift Certificate per Member.
This Offer and these terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Envision Credit Union is not affiliated with WestJet Airlines Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
This Offer and each Gift Certificate is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-replaceable and non-redeemable for cash. Gift Certificates are not valid towards online purchases, purchase of group bookings, or WestJet Vacations packages. They are non refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Neither Envision Credit Union nor WestJet Airlines Ltd. nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, parents, affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, agents or others involved is liable for lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected or undelivered gift certificates.
As a condition of receiving a Gift Certificate, a Member agrees that:(a) Neither Envision Credit Union nor WestJet Airlines Ltd. nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, parents, affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, agents or others involved is liable for injuries, accidents, losses, damages or misfortunes relating to this Offer or the Gift Certificate; and(b) The Member will indemnify and save harmless each of Envision Credit Union and WestJet Airlines Ltd. and their respective directors, officers, employees, parents, affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, agents and others involved from and against all claims, demands, proceedings, liabilities and costs whatsoever relating to this Offer or the Gift Certificate.
The Member must make all travel arrangements and redeem the Gift Certificate by contacting WestJet Airlines Ltd. directly. All travel arrangements and resulting agreements are solely between the Member and WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Envision Credit Union and its subsidiaries, partners and affiliates are not responsible for any disputes that arise between the Member and WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Employees of Envision Credit Union and its subsidiaries are not eligible for this Offer

Seems like a big reward.... Let me know if you follow through.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Free ad

Isn't this Magnolia tree beautiful!!Posted by Picasa
I stumbled upon a great freebie for all of you wanting to make some extra money! A free photo ad to sell cars,trucks, boats, etc. on the Auto Trader Click on this link and all across Canada you can post a picture ad for 7 days for free. I read the normal cost for this ad is $40.
Some other ways to advertise for free....,, ,
Happy Selling!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tracking Spending with Envelopes


I have found a method of tracking our spending that works well for us. I hope it might be helpful to you. I had always liked the envelope method of budgeting, but never want to have real cash around. One day the kids and I were talking about how much things cost and I suddenly thought, why not use play money!

So we got some Monopoly and Full House game money.

Then I took plain envelopes and listed all the household expenses.

In the bottom corner is the amount needed monthly.

Then I fill the envelope with the money needed.

When I come home from shopping I add up my receipts and take out the money to "pay" the total of the receipts.

The receipts goes into the envelope. At a glance you can look into the envelopes and see exactly where you are at.

Monday, April 13, 2009

US Credit Cards for Canadians

Buying things from the United States on your Canadian Credit Card can cost you, big time! 2.5% is the normal charge! Not only is our dollar worth way less, we also get dinged by our credit card! Ouch. Well, there's a way around it. It seems BMO has the only no fee card. Here's the link. Save yourself some cash.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

This Week's Sales

This was taken on a family hike this weekend.
Superstore this week....
Lean Hamburger$1.78/lb not the lowest price
Mangoes are 4kg for $6.99
European Form Shampoo $1.99!!! This is a great price
bagels 2 pack of 6 for$6
Tortillas 2 packs of 10 for $4.98
french bread .97
Shoppers has
Eggs large $1.99(limit 2)they were cheaper last week at Superstore
Everyday Market Cheese 540g $4.99
Did you know.....
When turkey was on sale at Cooper's, awhile back, I went in to by one. They only had humongous!! I bought it and took it home and wondered if I knew enough people to feed this big guy yo! Then I had a thought...I wonder if they'd cut it for me?? I called them up and they said sure come on in. They sawed that frozen turkey in half in less than a minute. I wrapped it up and froze half and cooked half!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Flight Sale

I just returned from Edmonton. While there I was without Internet. I found this deal this evening on Hope it's not too late for someone to use it!

Head over to for a great deal on flights between Vancouver and Edmonton. There's no advertising for this pricing, but there it looks like there is a good number of flights available for $59.00. At the same time, use coupon code CCH2009 to shave another $10 off flights. If you book a return flight, each flight will be discounted by $10. From what we can see, these fare prices appear to be available for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday flights until the end of June. At the same time, WestJet's advertised promotion for this week is a price guarantee... book by April 6 and if your flight gets cheaper before you fly, you will be credited the difference. All of that adds up to a hot deal! There's no word on when the cheap $59 fares will disappear, so book soon. A big thanks to yvrwindsor for sharing this deal, and to nocsec for the coupon code!

Happy flying!!