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Sunday, November 29, 2009

This Week's Sales

Great picture dad!
This Week the stamps ARE on sale!!! Shopper's has 10% off a book of 10, limit 2.
Shopper's has the Sun, Mon sales again.
Royale TP 24 rolls is $4.99 limit 4
Kotex Pads 14-24 $1.99 limit 4
Superstore/Extra Foods
NN Cheese 907g $7.98
Sour Cream 1L $2.98
Parkay Marg 1.36Kg $2.99 limit 3
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3L $14.49
Large Cantaloupe $1.96
Carrots 5lb $1.66
Marketplace IGA
Fresh Bread .99
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Seat Sale!

Here's the latest deal I pulled off of

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.

Happy Travelling!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Free Stuff!

Here are a bunch of freebies I pulled from !!! Pass them on to someone who can use them!

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: 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!
FREE PICTURES! 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 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:
SharePoint Workspace
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

This Week's Sales

I love this picture! Thanks again Kerry!
This week at Shoppers Drug Mart
The stamps don't seem to be on sale! They are giving away 20 with a $50 purchase on Seniors day Nov 26. Seniors get 20% off this day.
Saturday Nov 21 is 20X the points day at Shopper's. This is great if you find the things you need at the best price at Shoppers and you have $50 worth of stuff to buy. They have conveniently made it so that all the great deals are only good Sunday and Monday, so they don't apply! Argh! The only thing that I found that is a great deal all week is the Armstrong Cheese 340g for $2.99
Sunday and Monday only deals
Everyday Market Sugar 2kg 3/$4(this would cost $6.60for a 10Kg bag at this price!)limit 3
Life Brand Paper Towels 8rolls $1.99 limit 4
Life Brand Mouthwash 1L $1.88 limit 4
Windshield Washer Fluid(-35YIKES) 3.78L $1.49 limit 4
Dole Orange Juice 12 can case 2/$7
Superstore /Extra Foods
Frozen Young Utility Grade Turkeys .96/lb(I saw turkeys(grade A)at Safeway(in the online flyer)in Hawaii for .25/lb!!!! This never happens, not while I have been watching anyways!
Grapes $1.38/lb(I think we are finally at the stage where we could eat grapes again!)
Pomegranates 2/$.98
Eggplant of Zucchini .88/lb
Thurs and Fri Nov 26,27 is NO TAX day...might be a good day to get those presents??
Cooper's 22-28
WF Canned Beans or Kidney Beans 2/$1
Old Town Farm Market 18-23
Texas Grapefruit 5/$1.99
Mangoes .79
Mac Apples Okanagan .59/lb
Radishes or green onions 2/$.98
Quality Greens 18-23
English Cucumbers
Want a free calendar or 2? One that might help you save money? Go to it is on the front page item 1312
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saving on Vacation Expenses

Posted by Picasa We having been planning and saving(Dave Ramsey says don't let your vacation follow you home!) towards a warm winter getaway! For 2 years we have socked away our pennies and looked for ways to do a destination holiday inexpensively! I am excited to share some of what we have found! The first thing is car rentals. Part of the way we are saving on our accommodations is that we are not in the hub of things(which our family doesn't enjoy anyways)but which means we need a car. The bus system in Hawaii is supposedly quite good and reliable and inexpensive, so it is a good choice also. For us we are planning on exploring lots and because we are a fair size family, we feel a car would be good. So, on to the story. Back in September when I booked our flights(I will blog about this in another post) I started looking for car rentals. At that time it looked like $700 was cheap for our 3 week stay! I decided there was no panic in getting a reservation, so I checked the rental companies periodically. I stumbled upon a website called which is a search engine of all the major car rental companies. I signed up to get their email alerts about their sales. At the end of October I got an email from them saying there was a sale. I put in our dates and it came up with $506.62! I booked(the nice thing about this site is you DO NOT have to provide a credit card!)it. 2 weeks later I got another email about another sale, again I checked it and now it was $469.01! But, to top that off, I had entertainment coupons for this car company. There isn't a spot to enter coupons, so I called them and they applied it, bringing my total down to $400.95!!! But wait there's more! A week later they emailed another sale and with coupons applied(thanks again HJ!)my grand total is now $325.18!!!
What kind of time are we talking for this almost $200 savings?? I checked the site a total of 3 times and I called 2 times! Maybe 15minutes???Worth it? I think so!!
Now a note about insurance, the insurance the car rental company offers you is extremely expensive! There are several options: 1. Check with your car insurance(in BC we are covered if we have Road Star, thanks Heather for the tip!)2. Several credit cards offer rental insurance as a bonus, check your policy carefully.
Happy Travelling!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Sales this week

Kerry your pictures are so fun!

VV Boutique(Value Village) is having their 50% off sale tomorrow, Nov 16th.

Springfield Bulk Foods Store has melting chocolate for .49/100g. I can't wait to get started making chocolates. They also have graham cracker crumbs for .35/100g. This sale runs from Nov 16-21.
London Drugs 17-22
Ajax 400g 2/$1
Cortina Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1L 2/$9.99(or 750ml Grape seed Oil) No rain checks so that probably means you need to get there Tuesday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

This Week's Sales

This Week's Sales

Cooper's Nov 15-21

Frozen Grade A Chicken $1/lb!!!!
Kiwi 4/$1
WF Flour 10Kg $6.99(lowest $5.98)


Bagels 3/.99
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!
Happy Shopping!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fruit,vegetables and stamps

Fruits and Vegetables
In town we have access to some really great fruit and vegetable stores. Lots of our produce is bought locally. This week at The Old Town Market(Nov11-16)
Mangoes are.79
Yams .59/lb
Pineapples $2.99
Cucumbers (English).79
Sign up to have their weekly sales emailed to you See bottom of the page.
Quality Greens Nov 11-16
Spartan or Delicious Apples .49/lb
Organic Gala Apples 3lb $1.99
10lbs Carrots $3.99
Sign up for their email at
A quick note for Christmas card writers. Stamps regularly go on sale(10% off) in November, usually the 3rd or 4th week, at Shoppers. I will post it as soon as I see it. If you can hold off mailing until then, it will save you a little.
Thanks again Kerry for another great picture!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Photos,chicken and flights

Great picture Kerry!
Do you need photos to put into your Christmas cards? Why not head over to and get 50 free photos. At the checkout enter code 50MOM . Also, on a separate order you can get a free 8X10 if you buy one. Enter code 8x10BOGO .
IGA has back attached, skin on Chicken breasts for $1.99/lb Tues,Wed,Thurs.
Also, has $49 seats in Canada again. Must book by Nov 16 and travel by Dec 17th.
Plus at book by today(Nov 10th) and fly by Dec 18th for flights as low as $29. One of the advertised deals is Winnipeg to Mazatlan for $49 one way! Thanks to Blaine for bringing this sale to my attention!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Light Recycle

Home Depot is encouraging you to recycle your old Christmas lights and get a 50% off coupon. This deal is good for Nov 7 and 8 only. I took in some ancient outdoor lights(a neighbor gave them to us years ago, thanks Mr.Mike!). I had 2 strands so they gave me 2 coupons good for 5 new strands at 50% off.

The 100 light strand is $23.99 - 50%.
The 35 light strand is $8.99 - 50% off. There also is a roll with 250 lights for $49.99-50%off. I checked the BC hydro rebate and could not find the US or Canadian patents they need for their $3 rebate. If anyone has clues for me....
Happy light shopping.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ways to save on Christmas and This Week's Sales

WOW!!! Know anyone who lives in Ottawa who wants to go to Jamaica??? $49 one way ends tonight at midnight, fly by Dec 17th
Christmas is fast approaching....49days???? As you start to look at your list, here's some ideas to help you save.
Chapters has 25% off on one item for the month of November(see my blog entry for
Michael's has coupons in this week's flyers for 50%off one item Nov 7-11 and 40% off Nov 12-13
On Nov 8 50% off all yarn
Home Outfitters has a 20% off coupon this week in their flyer, it's good Nov 6-12th.
Walmart has buy one get one free 8X10 prints.
Save on your Christmas lights by visiting the BC hydro website to see which ones qualify you for a $3 rebate!
Shoppers Drug Mart Orchard Park Grand Opening Saturday Nov 7th
Dairyland Milk 4L $3.29!!!limit 2
Delissio Pizzas 840g-927g $4.99
Campbell's Chunky soups 434g-540g 2/$3
Everyday Market Cheese 540g $4.99
Canadian Tire
Purex 24 rolls $3.47!!! limit 4 no rain checks
Save On
WF Chicken Wings 908g $6.99
WF Chicken Fettuccine 255g .99
Kiwi 4/$1
Red Potatoes 10lb $2.99
WF canned mushrooms 284ml 2/$1
WF Yogurt 175g 3/$1
VP Frozen Dessert(Ice cream??)4L $4
Coconut milk 398ml 2/$1.38
Fortune 8kg Rice $8.98 limit 4
Bok Choy .48/lb
Green Onions 3/$1
Sweet Chili Sauce 800g $1.98
Pomegranates 2/.98
Extra Foods has Frozen Pork half Loin for $1.68/lb
Shoppers Drug Mart
Dempsters Tortillas $1.99 for 10
Country Harvest Breads 2/$5

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Make your own curtain rods

Curtain rods seem to be quite expensive, and not well made! My husband(he's a genius!)came up with this idea, when we needed curtains in our home. This works well with the curtains that have the tabs.
First, we bought 3 1/2" Hitch rings, you can buy them at Canadian Tire in the Hardware section.Please note that the actual ring itself is 2 1/2" diameter.
Next, we bought a dowel at Home Depot that was 1 1/4" in diameter. For our window we needed to buy 6 and 3/4 ft.Remember to allow a little overhang.

The hitch rings are screwed into a hole that was pre drilled in the window header. Then the dowel hangs in the hitch ring!
Total cost...Hitch rings $1.99 each Dowel $1.66/ft
(Curtains were bought at a Buy one get one free sale at Home Outfitters. The curtain backs were in the clearance section.)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Flight Sale and Save On Update...

West Jet is having a seat sale across Canada! There are $49 seats until Dec 17(must fly by date) book by Nov 6.
I went in to Save On yesterday to get the $2/lb Roast...The butcher told me they sold out by Sunday evening! Our store will get more on Wed and Fri!
Also, I picked up the regular ground beef at Cooper's yesterday($1?lb)I made some meatballs last night and was surprised that there was next to zero fat!!! I am going to go ahead and make hamburgers with it!