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Monday, December 27, 2010

Turkey Anyone?

Costco has a $15 off deal on turkeys right now! This 5.65kg turkey(fresh) was $26.50 less the $15.00 or $11.50!! That's $2.04/kg or 92 1/2 cents a pound! Nice! Throw it in the freezer and you have a nice turkey dinner to enjoy before they go on sale again at Easter!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This was the sky on Christmas morning!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours for 2011!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Caramel Microwave Popcorn

Want a treat to bring to a Christmas party or as a little gift? Want something really easy? This is one of my favorite, easy, very tasty(only make it a Christmas time) recipes. What I love about having a blog is that I can share and record things like this for myself so that next year, when I can't find the recipe for this, I can type in the search bar, caramel microwave popcorn.

All you need is a brown paper bag! Which is easier said than done these days! I was given a big stack of these Safeway brown paper bags and I have been carefully using them!! It seems right around this time of year in the flyers that come to our door we get one brown paper bag, maybe you do too!
The recipe is here

I add a few nuts and then melt a little chocolate(wafers or blocks of melting chocolate)and drizzle it over top. The down and up side is that it's soooo good!

Friday, December 17, 2010

This Week's Sales

If you have read my blog for awhile, you will notice that I seem to repeat myself every year in saying that December isn't a great time for really great deals for food. There are some, but not a lot. Typically, I try and stock up in Sept, Oct, and Nov.

Safeway Dec 18-Jan 1(that's a long flyer!)
Grade A Frozen Turkeys under 7Kg are still on sale .99/lb limit 1
Green Onions 3/$1
Limes 4/$1

Walmart 17-24
Carrots and Onions 3lb $1
Celery .77
Finish dishwasher tabs 25's $5 less $2 off coupons out there(I don't buy this or track it, I just thought with the $2 off coupon if you have it it might be a good deal.)

Cooper's 19-24
Brussels sprouts .99/lb
Yams .49/lb(Save On)
$15 off coupon for one Butterball Turkey(Save On)

Shopper's 18 &19 only
Degree, Dove,Old spice,Secret Deodorant $1.49 limit 4
Dempster's Bread 600g 2/$3

Dec 18-24
Milk 4L $3.99
Stove Top Stuffing .88

Superstore 17-23
Pineapples $1.87
NN Cheese 907g $8.88 limit 4
Bone In Ham $1.88/lb
Yams .46/lb
Fresh Bagels 6's 2/$4
Sourdough/Pumpernickel Breads $1.48
Large 9lb box Mandarin Oranges $4.88
NN Marg 907g or 1.36kg
Whole smoked oysters or mussels. .98

Thursday, December 16, 2010

$5 off coupons for Delissio Pizzas are back

Thanks to Grocery Alerts for this coupon for Delissio. $5 off a Flatbread Pizza until tomorrow, Dec 17th. Last time they had this lots of people were able to get free pizza,as this one goes on sale for $5!!Enjoy!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This Week's Sales

These are some of the beautiful apples we gleaned at Rumo's orchard last month! We have given tons away, made apple sauce, apple cider, apple pies, apple turnovers, and have practiced eating more than an apple a day! Thanks again!!

Today was a busy shopping day. Hubby and I went to Rona to see if we could get our faucet, as they had a 40% off faucets sale. It was all very pricey! Then we were off to Canadian Tire and found the faucet and shower head we needed, they were on sale, and totaled just over $60, so we got the $15 off!!!

Walmart has turkeys for .95/lb, they are grade A and there is a limit of 2
They also have .33 cucumbers
Sunkist Oranges 14lb $6.97(.50/lb)
Lemons .37
Celery .99

Shopper's has Oral B toothbrushes for .99(I had 3 $1.00 off coupons!!)
Royale TP is $4.99 limit 4(there are $1.00 coupons out there)
Royale Facial Tissue .59 limit 4
Lay's Chips $1.99

Sun-Mon only Dec 12-13
Shrimp 425g $3.99
Kraft Peanut Butter 1Kg 2/$5(lowest is $2.25)
Christie Cookies or Crackers $1.49(limit4)
Pot of Gold Chocolates 246g-283g $3.99(limit 4)
Life Brand Paper Towels 8 roll $1.99 (limit 4)

Rexall 10-12 Only
Christie Crackers $1.29(limit 4)
Rexall Brand Towels and Facial Tissues .49(limit 6)
Coke,Sprite, Pepsi, 7 Up 12 X 355ml 2/$5.99(limit 6)
Rest of the week 10-16
Stayfree of Carefree Pads or OB Tampons $1.99
Gillette Foamy Shave Cream 311g $1.49

Monday only Alcan Foil 25' or Wax Paper 33' 2/$1.00

Zellers 10-16

Pepsi and Coke 12 packs $2.99(limit 4)bring in your Rexall flyer and they will price match if Zellers is closer to you than Rexall
Primo Pasta 900g .88
Primo canned tomatoes .88
Stand up pouches of the M&Ms are $2.99( had coupons for BOGO)
Kotex U tampons are $3.99(there are lots of $1.00 off coupons)

Safeway 11-17
Grade A turkeys(under 7Kg) .99/lb limit 1
Lucerene Ice Creams 1.89L 2/$6(oh no!!my weakness)

Save On 12-18
Do you have 9500 save on more points?(I sure don't!)if you do use them to get a $50 My treat Visa, Aeropostale, gift card for $35
8000 points gets you a free turkey!
Jumbo Yams .49/lb(Cooper's also)
Brussels Sprouts .99/lb(yummy)Cooper's also

Superstore 10-16
$25 gift card with $250 purchase $50 with $450 purchase
Romaine lettuce .76
Dan D-Pak cashews 1Kg $10.88 limit 4
Fresh Bok Choy .58/lb
Colgate Toothbrushes $1 limit 6
Cabbage .38/lb
Pears .87/lb
Mandarin Oranges 9lb $4.88

Home Depot has the 2 pack of Brita Filters( I was at Zellers and brought my flyer, they matched the price, plus an extra 10% off if you use your HBC card Fri-Sun)

Remember the post I did about the Try me Free Air Wick? I got mine today. It cost $11.49, plus I had a $7.00 off coupon and I will mail my receipt in and get my $11.49 back! Hubby wonders, how does that work?(on top if it all I got optimum points!)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Staples Door Crasher, Netbook

Staples has a door crasher this Saturday Dec 11. Their 10" Netbook is $149.88!!
Limit 1 per family(total of 20 in store). Not valid online.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Helping you make your gift budget go further!

More help in reducing your spending!! If you got the Kijiji deal, buy a $25 gift certificate for $10 you can combine it with this 25% off deal, if you turned it into a gift card. All you do is go to Chapters indigo and type in gift cards, you use your gift certificate number to redeem for gift cards straight across! If you want to use them as gifts you can send them right to the recipient.So, as you can see this is a real money saver! And a great way to expand your gift giving!!
This Saturday Dec 11, seems to be retailers attempt to lure us to spend at their place!! Canadian Tire is offering $15 off when you spend $60 before taxes! The coupon is in their flyer, which comes out on Friday. We are pretty happy as we need a new faucet and they are on sale at Canadian Tire this weekend!
Shopper's Drug Mart is having another 20X the points when you spend $75 on Sat, Dec 11th.
In the Michael's flyer there is a 50% off one regularly priced item coupon for Dec 9-13.
P.S.If you are on my blog site(not the email you get as a subscriber)you may notice it's snowing!!! Thanks to SneakyMomma !!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


In this week's Smart Source there is this rebate to try the Air Wick Starter kit.
Spend $12.99 or less, mail in your receipt with the Air Wick purchase circled and the UPC code handwritten on the receipt.
Want to make this purchase go further? You may have heard the rumor that Shoppers is doing 20X the points next weekend again. Typically that is a spend $75 and get 20X the points. If you buy this then you will have spent $12.99 of your total and only need $62.01(a smart Smart Canucker had this idea!).
How much is 20X the points? Well typically you would get 750 points for a $75 purchase. On 20X the points day you get 15000.
8000 points =$10
22000 points =$30
So, it's worth close to $20 worth of free purchases. If you spent $62.01(after you got the Air Wick) you would end up getting $20, so $62.01-$20=$42.01 So, $75 worth of purchase would in the end cost $42.01 close to 50% off.
Did I lose you? Don't worry, it scrambles my brain too.

Buying stuff just to get points doesn't make sense, but if there are things you already need and are a good deal at Shoppers, why not?
Yesterday, I got $125 worth of merchandise for free(I had to pay the HST).That goes a long ways to helping with the Christmas budget!
If you have a Optimum card and receive emails from them be sure to look at the Free $10 coupon one. Select people have a survey in the upper right side of the email worth 5000 points!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mid Week Sales

Old Town Farm Market Sales run from Dec 1-6.
I just love that they send a nice color email!
Quality Greens Dec 1-6
They have green peppers .79/lb
BC brown mushrooms $1.99/lb
Celery .99ea
Honey Crisp Apples .79/lb
Hot house Tomatoes .99/lb

Springfield Bulk Foods (Nov 29-Dec 4)has lots of baking goodies for a great price! Graham cracker crumbs are really great! This weekend(Sat and Sun) Shoppers is upping the amount of $$$ you get for your points!!!
30,000 points is worth $60(normally you need 38,000)
50,000 points is worth $125(normally worth $85!!)
95,000 points is worth $250(normally worth $170!!!)
Yowsers!! If you have these points this weekend would be a good time to be shopping!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

15,000 Aeroplan Miles, Dec 4th only

Aeroplan and Rexall are teaming up to give you 15000 points if you change over your prescription on Sat, Dec 4! My brother emailed me this morning to let me know, THANKS!
I always thought that Aeroplan cards had fees, but I was wrong. You can easily get a card here.

If you are willing(and have any prescription, it sounds like it doesn't have to be an on going one)to switch you can get yourself 15000 Aeromiles. Hubby and wife both can get a free card and if you both have prescriptions, viola 15,000 points each!
So, what can you get for those Aeromiles? Looks like about $100 worth of gift cards. It says it's good for a flight(you can click on the chart or any of the pictures to see a bigger version)Short Haul(not sure where that is)in Canada. Of course, you have to pay the taxes and that long list of other stuff...But, still, not bad!

The fine print:

Offer valid at participating Rexall/Rexall Pharma Plus locations only in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, North West Territories and Manitoba. Members cannot earn miles on prescriptions in the province of Ontario. Aeroplan Miles will be credited to your Aeroplan account within 10 business days.

$25 Chapters Gift Certificate for $10

This looks like a fantastic deal! Kijiji is offering this as a daily deal. $10 for $25 gift certificate. That's a 60% savings.It is for online purchases. The only thing I couldn't find was an expiry date. If you do let me know. Hopefully it works like a gift card and doesn't expire. It is only available for a total of 24 hours and as you can see there are only 14 hours left. Nice gift!
I got my email confirmation saying I would be able to print it after the deal closed.

Chapters online phone #1-800-832-7569 I talked with a man here and he said he doesn't think there is an expiry date for gift certificates, just like gift cards.

Ok! I learned more! Only one gift card per account!

Monday, November 29, 2010

And my children will teach me.....

The other day we needed a scientific calculator for math. I remember buying one years ago when they were $75!!! So, we are in the store and in a hurry. I see one at the end of the aisle for $15 with limited time offer(buy quickly!). I grab it and am ready to bolt! My girl says," Mom let's go down the aisle, remember end of the aisle isn't good!"(ha! I told her that, have I forgotten??) Long story short, she only needed certain functions on her scientific calculator. The math teacher had stressed that they only needed one that did these things and no more. She found the same brand just less functions(less complicated??) for $8.97!! Well, as far as I am concerned after paying $50 for a used one many years ago, $15 was great! But, $8.97 is even better! Remember(and hopefully I will next time)end of the aisle is usually not the best place to find good prices and bolting can be costly!

Friday, November 26, 2010

This Week's Sales

This Week's Sales

Safeway Nov 27-Dec 3

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.99/lb(4Kg box $26.36)
refreshe soft drinks 2L .77

Cooper's Foods Nov 28-Dec 4

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.99/lb(4kg box $26.37)
Field Cucumber .79ea
Stewing Beef $2.99/lb

Shoppers Nov 27-Dec3

Stamps are going up in price to .63(they are at .57 now)in 2011. So this deal for 10% off a 10 pack of stamps is a good one!
Life Soft Drinks 2L .99
Everyday Market 170g .69

Save On Nov 28-Dec 4

WF OJ 1L $1
WF Specialty Beans 540ml $1(it is cheaper to cook them from dry, but this isn't a bad price)

Nov 26-28 only Onions 3lb .79 !!!! First 2
Ragu Pasta Sauce 680ml-700ml 4/$5 $1.25 ea first 8

Walmart Nov 26-Dec 2

Coke or Pepsi 2L $1 limit 6
Charmin TP 16 doubles $7.97
Green Peppers .88/lb
3Pack Romaine Lettuce $1.50

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I got today!

Going to the mail these days is fun! Here's what I got!A coupon for free package of Stayfree. You can check this post out by just typing in Stayfree in the search bar at the top left hand corner of this blog, right beside the orange Blogger sign.
A coupon for a free box of it's been quite awhile since I requested this so my memory is fuzzy, but I think this was an email I got from Kashi. You can sign up for these kind of emails here.
The 2 $5 gift cards are for Walmart and they are because of a Glade Rebate. Which is still available until Jan 14th. The deal is spend $15 on Glade Products and you get $10 in gift cards for Walmart or Loblaws if you mail in the rebate form and your receipt.

Choices Market has Organic Bananas for .48/lb
Quality Greens 24-29
Cabbage .39/lb
Large Lemons 3/$1
Limes 5/$1
Rutland's Cooper's is having their Grand Re Opening Nov 26-28
Regular Ground Beef .99/lb
Huggies sizes 1 to 6 $9.99(first 2)
WF Soft Drinks 12 X 355ml 5/$10
Now that Christmas is getting close the stores are trying to get your business! Here's an example
Home Outfitters has Spend $50 get $20. From now until Dec 2 Spend $50(before taxes) and you'll get a $20 money card which you must spend between Dec 3-16. Limit one card for every $50(not sure what that means??)
Mark's Work Wearhouse has a card on their flyer for Spend $50 save $10 Nov 24-Dec 15
Reitman's has a Spend $50 get $25 until Dec 24. The $25 saving card is redeemable on a future purchase of $75 from Jan 30-Feb 26, 2011
Zellers is having moonlight madness from 6pm- 12am this Friday Nov 26. If you spend $80 you get 60,000 HBC Rewards(I get my HBC points transferred to Air miles, so this would be 30 airmiles :(

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

3 Months Super Channel Free

We are presently subscribed to Shaw. We have a 6months $9.95 HD package. While watching hubby noticed that they were advertising free Superchannel for 3 months. Today I called this number 1-888-472-2222. I was told I could choose from Superchannel which included channels 161, 162, 163, 164(in our area) or Movie Central which is HBO and Movie Central 1,2, 3(55,56,57,58). The man I spoke with said personally he'd pick Movie Central. I said okay. We talked about it costing $17 after the 3 month trial and he said I could call up in exactly 3 months and cancel(no prior notice needed). Then he wondered if I had anymore questions. I said I wondered about a show I had seen advertised on Superchannel, would I get it with Movie Central? He put me on hold and came back to say I could have the Movie Central Package for free as well as the Superchannel! This is another $17/month after the promotion period. Don't forget to ask! He also explained that I could use Shaw on Demand to watch tv shows and movie on Superchannel or Movie Central for free after it had aired and for 24 hours. I will have to figure this part out! New movies just released from the video store are $5.95 on Shaw on Demand.(at Blockbuster they are $4.99 plus tax, $5.60). Nice to snuggle in with all this cold!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Picasa and Free 2500 Optimum points

I was working on my free photo album and I thought I'd share a way to make calendar and photobook making easier. There's a free program called Picasa and it's awesome! Just download it and then when you have your library open you will see icons on the bottom that say upload, email,print, export, shop, blog this, collage, movie and geo tag. Just hit shop and a list of different sites that allow you to use Picasa are shown. I use Shutterfly. Highlight all the photos you'd like to upload and walk away!!! It's soooo much easier than the traditional way of one file at a time.

Want 2500 Optimum Points?
Call 1-877-888-5348. They will ask you to demo their upcoming prescription phone line. You enter your shoppers optimum card and listen for about a minute and they will give you 2500 points.(in about 4-6 weeks)

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

This Week's Sales

I hope you can see the detail, this is our windshield beautifully frosted!

Winter is here:(

This Saturday at Shopper's

20X the points if you spend $50
Everyday Sugar 2kg 2/$2.49 that's $1.25/kg!! Limit 4
Maxwell House coffee 925g $4.49
Nature Valley Granola bars are $1.69 and smart source had a coupon for .75 off has one for .99
Life Brand paper towels 8rolls for $1.99 limit 4
Lay's Chips $1.88 limit 4

Walmart 19-25

Chicken 2 pack $12(be sure to look through them as they are all different weights. 6lbs or more is a good deal)
Mandarin Oranges 5lb $2.97
Pasta 900g $1
Pringles chips are $1 and there is a P&G Brandsaver coupon for .50 off (if you order these they come really fast)
Cottonelle TP is $5.97(12 doubles) there were $1 off coupons in the smart source flyer
2PK Lysol toiletbowl cleaner $4.47 there are 2 coupons for this from smartsource .75 and $1.00
Finish Powerballs Dishwasher Detergent $10.97 there is a $2.00off smart source coupon
I do not buy either of the 2 cleaners above, so I can't say if that's a good price

Rona has 15% off one item on Nov 20, Saturday only! You can buy up to 15 of the same item.

Update: I got the free photo book from Shoppers ordered today, but it was a bit of a job! They have now changed their homepage so that you can only click on the right one! You need at least 40 pictures for this book. Free shipping to the store of your choice! You have until Sunday to get this still.

Mid Week Sales

Here are the sales for Nesters. Remember the ones on the bottom end on Saturday.

Marketplace IGA has a 15lb bag of potatoes for $3.99
Saturday Staples is having some screaming deals
16GB USB for $9.99(limit 1 per family)
Paper 500 sheets $1.99(limit 2 per family)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've mentioned before that is a great site for coupons, as well as free things! Last night I was reading Smart Canucks and Andit posted(Thank you!)that the free Stayfree pads were available again. You can see a fantastic list of links here, be advised some of them may be expired. As you can see from my coupon area that I need to wait one day to reorder! Here's the link

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gas cards came!

Remember my post awhile back about the Kellogg's cereal $5 gas card? Well, they came today! 4 of them. You are allowed 5 per family so I sent the 4 in separately(this was part of the fine print) and in a 5th envelope I wrote for a no purchase necessary entry. Today I received a whole empty cereal box, with a sorry try again and another form to fill out for a $5 gift card.
So, in total, I bought 4 boxes of cereal at $4 each. I bought 5 stamps and will need one more for today's form.
I got $20 worth of gas cards, with $5 more to come!
It was fun for me to see that this actually worked as I have never tried it before.
I have activated all the cards and now comes the tricky part, redeeming them! I am told it's best to take it in at any gas station and leave it with them(I am going to bring all the rules to redeem Kellogg's sent me with my cards). Then you can get $5 worth of gas and go in and pay and start again, or you can leave them 2 methods of payment and fill up. I am told this is very hard for them to figure out and it's easiest if you do your $5 transactions separately.
Anyone else try this? Anyone win the $500???

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Free Photo Book from Shoppers

Christmas present idea!!
Here's a great deal from Shoppers!
Sign up for a shoppers photo account and get a free 9X7, 20 page Photobook! Enter PHOTO at check out. Offer ends Nov 21,2010.
I'm off to sort through my pictures!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week's Sales

There are lots good deals this week!

Rexall Nov 12-18

Secret Savings Event Nov 12-14 you get 5-50%off your REGULAR priced items. The cashier will give you the discount when you go through the till.
I got 5% off, but only one of my items wasn't considered a sale item, even though it was in the flyer?!
Nov 12-18
Secret,Speed Stick, Old Spice Deodorants $1.44
Christie Crackers 225g-454g .99!!!no limit
Admiral Tuna 170g 2/$1
Cottonelle TP 12 Doubles $3.99(there are $1 off coupons from the smartsource flyer)
Coke and Pepsi 2L of pop are .99
Stamps are 10%off for a 10-12 pack
Rexall Brand Shaving Cream 350ml $1.49

Zellers has 15% off all over the counter pharmacy products Nov 12-Dec 10 this coupon is in the flyer. There also is a coupon for 20000 HBC points if you spend $20 at Zellers, the coupon says must buy items in the holiday flyer.

Save on foods Nov 12-14
Bananas .49/lb
Nov 14-20
Pork Loin Whole Boneless $1.89/lb
Green Onions and Radishes 2/$1
WF Plantation Rice 8Kg $6.99
WF Peanut Butter 2Kg $3.99

Walmart 12-18
Astro Yogurt 650g $1
Dr.Pepper, Crush or Mountain Dew 2L .99
Onions 3lb $1
Croissants or Bagels 3/$1
Sun-Mon only Colgate Toothbrushes .88 and Colgate Toothbrushes 75ml .88(good deal is you have the .75 coupon from

Superstore 12-18
Frozen Utility Grade Turkeys are .96/lb limit 1
Pineapples $1.97
NN Flour 10 Kg $5.96
Bulk bagels 3/.99
Broccoli Bunches .96 ea
Green Peppers 4 count bag $1.98

Remember the Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion I blogged about? I got the coupon for it already!

Safeway has Imperial Margarine 1.36kg 2/$6(limit 4) great if you have the $1 off coupon that was a door hanger a few weeks ago.

Kotex Pads 3/$9.99($2 off coupon if you buy $2)

Value Village is having their 50% off sale on Monday Nov 15 7am-9pm.