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Friday, February 26, 2010

This Week's Sales and Free Coffee

Free Coffee (taken from Redflags site)

Free Coffee from McDonald’s is Back! March 1-14, Get Free Coffee All Day Long! The very popular free coffee promotion from McDonald's is back -- with a bonus! March 1-14, McDonald's is once again offering free (delicious) coffee, but this time they'll be offering it all day long! Previous promotions have been limited to breakfast hours only. When this promotion ran previously (in April and November), there was a limit of one per customer per visit, and it was not available with an extra value meal or value picks. Although full details have not been released, we would suspect the same restrictions would be in place this time.

This Week's Sales

Safeway has decided to change their sale days!!! Now almost all the stores will have the same sale run time! Yeah!!

Safeway 27-Mar 5

Cantaloupe .49/lb
Pineapples are buy one get one free, so if one is $5 or less it's a good deal(ideally $4 is best price for 2)

Shopper's 27-March 12

Eggs $1.99 limit 2

Superstore 27-Mar 5

Free $25 Gift Card if you spend $250
Smoked Picnic Pork Shoulder .97/lb
Asparagus $1.77/lb
Romaine Lettuce .78
Russet Potatoes or Russet 20lb $3.86
Fruitopia,Five Alive and Nestea 1.89L $1.47

PC Long Distance Card 50% off coupon in flyer(or message me and I'll email you one if you can't get a flyer) $20 card for $10!!! Their rate is 4 cents a minute no gimmicks, now it's 2 cents!!!!

Zellers 26-March 4

Ragu .99

Old Town Market 24-March 1

Red Peppers .99/lb
Bananas .59/lb
Pineapples $2.50
Green onions .44

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Skiing for Less

Here are some ski deals!
$5 FRIDAYS have now begun!
It's the best deal you will find on a Friday night! Big White's $5 Friday Nights offers the most fun you can have on skis or a snowboard for just $5.
Lift tickets are just $5. That's a saving of $23.Regular ski and snowboard rentals are only $10, which is another $23 in savings (does not include high performance rentals)
At Big White Ski Resort, you can ski under the bright lights served by the longest Quad Express Chair open for night skiing in Western Canada. The Plaza Lift is open from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm and the Bullet Chair is open from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Night skiing also includes TELUS Park, Big White’s world class terrain park. TELUS Park is open for night skiing from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Public parking is available at Happy Valley. Tickets can be purchased at the Happy Valley ticket office or the Village Centre Mall ticket office. All guests requiring rentals will need to ride Lara's Gondola to the Village Centre Mall to get to the rental shop.

$5 Night Skiing until March 20, 2010Enter to Win a 2010/11 Family Season Pass
It's the best deal you will find on a Friday and Saturday night! Silver Star's $5 night skiing offers the most fun you can have on skis or a snowboard for just $5!Plus, purchase a $5 lift ticket, fill out a ballot and drop it off at Guest Services and you could win a 2010/11 family season pass good for two adults and two youth/kids. It's just that easy!
Remember these fantastic numbers.
$5 for a lift ticket
$10 for regular ski & snowboard rentals
$5 for a dinner special in Town Hall
$5 wax at Double Diamond (beside The Den)
$5 individual pizza at The Saloon
$15 one-hour Ski School Lessons from 5 to 6 p.m.
$50 Smith Electra Goggle & Toque special at Ski Dazzle
$80 Smith Electra Goggle, Toque, & Silver Star Fleece special at Ski Dazzle
Must bring a credit card for rentals
Sunday Afternoon Delight
Keep your $5 night skiing lift ticket and redeem it every SUNDAY for a $20 afternoon lift ticket.
Come discover the rest of the mountain starting every Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

$5 Saturdays January 9 to March 20, 2010
You thought Fridays were fun! Silver Star's $5 Saturdays offers the most fun you can have on skis or a snowboard for just $5!Lift tickets are just $5. Regular ski and snowboard rentals are only $10, (does not include high performance rentals).At Silver Star, come warm up around the bonfire in the centre of the Village beginning at 3:30 p.m. Then head to the Summit and Silver Queen Chairs between 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. to experience four kilometres of amazing night skiing terrain. Silver Star also features a $5 special at The Saloon.$5 Saturdays runs until March 20, 2010.
Remember these fantastic numbers.
$5 for a lift ticket
$10 for regular ski & snowboard rentals
$5 for special in The Saloon
At Costco You Can Get a Ticket to Ride which is for skiing at Big White or Silver Star for $54.00(regular lift ticket is $71)
With your Ticket to Ride card you get:
Receive first day lift ticket free .$10 off additional days for entire season.Youth & Children of Ticket to Ride Card Holders receive $6 off ticket window pricing all season.$100 off Destination Snow Bus Packages.
Additional card holder savings:10% off private lessons and group lessons all season.10% off selected accommodation (excludes Dec 24 - Jan 2)10% off resort owned rental ad repair outlets.10% off tubing and skating.10% off Silver Star summer mountain biking tickets.10% off Silver Star summer scenic chairlift rides.
Ticket to Ride Card available at these Costco locations:
Downtown Vancouver
Burnaby (East)
Willingdon (Burnaby North)
Port Coquitlam
Langford (Victoria)
Prince George
Kelowna *NEW*
Northwest Edmonton
North Calgary
Red DeerSouth
CalgarySouth Edmonton
Sherwood Park (Edmonton)

Locals Never Need To Pay Full Price
Calling all Okanagan residents*, simply stroll up to the ticket window and present your government issued picture ID and we'll knock $10 off the price of a full-day adult lift ticket, valid Monday to Friday.
That's a lift ticket for just $61!
*Applies to residents from Penticton to Salmon Arm and Sicamous. Not valid with any other offer.
For more information call 250-542-0224.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This Week's Sales

Superstore Feb 20-26

Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken $2.45/lb!!!

Large cantaloupe $1.47

NN Cheese 907g $7.98

NN Sour Cream 1L $2.98

Neilson's Yogurt 175g 12/$3.96

PC Whip Dressing 1.5L $3.49

Oranges .46/lb

Celery .97each


WF Frozen Vegetables 2Kg $3.99

Old Town Market until Feb 22

Roma Tomatoes .69/lb

Red Peppers .99/lb

Bananas .59/lb

Cauliflower .99 each

Lettuce .79 each

Save On Feb 21-27

WF Flour 10kg $5.99

Safeway Weekend Sale

Safeway Friday,Saturday, Sunday Only!Turkey Grade A .97/lb (need coupon from paper, Capital News in Kelowna)limit 1Lucerne Butter 2/$5(limit 4)Russet Potatoes 5lb $1.49Pan Buns 12 $1.49
Swiss Chalet/Toys R Us DealFor the month of February, Swiss Chalet is giving you a $10 Toys R Us Fun Card with the purchase of every kids meal! The Fun Card is good for $10 off any purchase of at least $40 at Toys R Us, you can use multiple $10 cards as long as the purchase goes up by an increment of $40 for each one. So if your purchase is $80 you can use 2 and get $20 off! The Fun Card will be valid from February 1- April 11 but you can only get them through the month of February
In BC go to they have 50 Wiis for $149.99, no shipping if you get it sent to MTF.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deals around Town

This photo was taken from the airplane! My hubby snapped a last look at Hanauma Bay.

I was out shopping today and found some great deals!

Costco has Kraft Peanut Butter 2kg $4.49!!! This is the best price ever! Our store had smooth and smooth light.
Also at Costco, the 10Kg of flour is $5.99
Walmart had Danone Yogurt 750g $1!!
Save On remember I said I'd check out the buy one get one. Here's a few: The Imperial Margarine $6.99 for 2, The Excel Gum(4 pack)$3.99 for 2, Dad's Cookies $5.89 for 2
They have the lean ground beef for $1.79/lb in a chub( I have bought it here before and it cooks up like extra lean!)
Shopper's has the hair goo I use called Got t Be for $3.99, but it's larger than the normal size!

Want a free diaper sample? Pamper's Cruiser is giving a free sample, go to
Cooper's has a coupon for buy one get one free chicken wings(Schneider's)907g $14.99 for 2
IGA Feb 18,19,20 only
Grapefruit 5lb $2.49!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Using Up Freezer Food and Modifying Recipes

This week as I menu planned, I was looking through my freezer and found plums! We have a plum tree in our backyard and this year it produced a bountiful harvest. I cut them in half, took out the seed and froze them in Ziploc of 2 cups. So, I was thinking, what could I make with plums that would be good in lunches and our ski hill suppers. I have this recipe for rhubarb bake, which we love, and I thought why not modify it and use plums instead?

So, I did and the result was wonderful!(I doubled the recipe to make this large cake pan full).In the process I learned that if you want to you can melt the margarine and mix it in, it doesn't seem to make any difference. Also, I didn't have any oranges, no problem.
Maybe other fruits could be used also?

This is an extremely easy, very tasty, recipe.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Look at this beauty who was showing off for us!

This week's sales

Superstore Feb 13-19

Buy $250 get a $25 gift card for Superstore

Pineapples 2/$4(Unfortunately they don't taste like Hawaii's, I'd never tasted pineapple like that before!)

Lean ground beef $1.78/lb(yeah! time to make homemade hamburgers with Aunty Lynn!)

Maxwell House Coffee 925g $4.97

Red Peppers 4Ct bag $1.98

Extra Large cauliflower $1.97

Fresh White Mushrooms $1.98/lb

Fuji or McIntosh 5lb $2.48

Bagels 3/.99

Blade Pot Roast $1.98/lb

Minute Maid, Five Alive Juices Fruitopia or Nestea Iced Teas 1.89L $1.47

Old Town Market Feb 10-15

Red and Yellow Peppers .99/lb

Bananas .59/lb

California Green and Red Lettuce .99

Yams .59/lb

Radishes and Green Onions 2/.88

Quality Greens 10-15

Celery .99

Sui Choy .49/lb

Nesters Market Feb 10-13

Head Lettuce 2/$1 limit 2

French Bread .98

Campbell's Soups .50

Every Friday they have Ristorante Pizzas for $3.97 limit 2

IGA Feb 11,12,13

Cornflakes 1.35kg $2.99
Save On has lots of buy one get one...I'll investigate and let you know.
Shopper's 13-19
Armstrong Cheese 340g $2.99
Tortillas 7" (10) $1.99
Cooper's Foods 14-20
Pork Picnic shoulder $1/lb
Canadian Tire

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Using What You Have

Aren't they beautiful! These spinner dolphins swam alongside a cruise we went on in Oahu. It is the Hoku Nai'a and was a fantastic dolphin, whale watch cruise that included a delicious lunch and snorkeling!
Coming home I was re inspired to do better with my food budget. One thing that makes me very happy is using up and not wasting, what I have on hand. Looking through my fridge I found antipasto(several jars). Our family's idea of antipasto is eat it during the Christmas season on crackers. After Christmas we don't really eat it. So I thought surely there were some recipes for cooking with antipasto. I found that the brand I had had a website and sure enough lots of great recipes! Remember the $1.50 off 2 jugs of 4L of milk? Well, I bought both and am right on track for using it up before the expiry date because of recipes like these that need 2 1/2 cups for the antipasto lasagna! Yeah!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Save On Milk

Save on Milk!

Safeway has coupons for $1.50 off 4 litres of milk. Limit two. Valid Feb 5-7
Here's the link for the coupon you need to print

You can sign up for Safeway's emails and get special deals like this emailed to you.
Also in this email: On sale for Feb 5-7
Basic Red Apple Juice 1 litre .67 limit 12
French Bread .89
Romaine Lettuce .69
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 4Kg box $25.48 works out to $2.89/lb Limit 2

Did you know??? Apple Juice can be used as a substitute for white wine in recipes?(Thanks Linda)
Milk can be frozen?Just pour off some to allow for expansion and then freeze. When you thaw it, do it in the fridge(takes about a day).
Don't want to freeze it, but use it up? Chicken Fettuccine(the sauce uses lots of milk), Homemade buns(my recipe calls for 3 cups of milk, they are rising right now beside me), pudding, you get the idea. Maybe google recipes with milk..

IGA Marketplace

15lbs potatoes $3.99 Feb 4,5,6 only

Superstore Feb 6-12

Asparagus $1.77/lb
Onions 3lb .77
Broccoli Bunch .98
Bok Choy .58/lb
Harvest Bread 2/$5


Here's a link for a coupon for 25% off your next purchase

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Free Food! Free Samples,Free Zipline, Free long distance and channels.

There are a couple of no strings attached meals I stumbled upon on

Friday, February 5th, Burger King is offering Free Breakfast Sandwiches -- no purchase required! There's a bit of fine print: offer is valid during breakfast hours only and there is a limit of one sandwich per customer. It is not valid on the Enormous Omelette Sandwich. Also, the King says "I'm sorry that the only time I offer to buy breakfast is when it's free" to which we say -- that's okay.

Denny's has dubbed Tuesday February 9 "Super Tuesday" and that means you get a free Grand Slam Breakfast! Between 7AM and 2PM on Tuesday, February 9, you can walk in (and possibly wait a while) and have yourself a Grand Slam Breakfast with no strings attached. That's all there is to it! In Canada, Denny's has restaurants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The store locator at is at your disposal if you need to know where to get a free breakfast.

I am not a Roger's customer, but for those of you who are, here's a nice freebie!
Rogers Celebrates Chinese New Year: Free Channel Previews & Free Long Distance Calling Chinese New Year is almost here (February 14) and to celebrate, Rogers has some nice free offers. Namely, there are free previews of a lot of Chinese channels and free long distance calling on Chinese New Year's Day. According to the mailing we've received, you can find the free previews on the following channels: 577, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 813, 814, 817, and 819. Basic cable and a digital box are required to receive digital/HD programming. For Rogers Home Phone customers, you'll be able to call China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia free from February 13th at 8AM to February 14th at 8AM. There's more information to be found at -- just note that the site is in Chinese

I am not a big Splenda fan myself, but for those of you who like it here's a freebie for you!
Free Sample of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Flavours for Coffee If you're looking for ways to add some extra flavour to your coffee but you aren't looking to add calories, you might be interested in a free sample from Splenda. Right now, if you fill out this form and answer a few survey survey questions, you can get a free sample of Splenda Flavours for Coffee. As is usually the case for these types of offers, you need to supply some basic personal information -- nothing out of the ordinary though. You are instructed to allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. There is a maximum of 1 trial offer per Canadian household. Free Zip Lining In Downtown Vancouver During The Winter Olympics! February 12-28 What's better than a cheap thrill? A free one, of course! If you're going to be in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, you can get a free thrill from zip lining high above the city at Robson Square courtesy of Ziptrek Ecotours. Head down to the Law Courts at Robson Square from February 12-28 (10AM-9PM) for a free ride on Ziptrek's six-story high, 170-metre long zipline over downtown Vancouver. This free event is likely to be very popular, so hopefully you won't get cold feet while you're waiting in line! For more information on Robson Square events during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, visit today!
There are also some great freebies if you live in Toronto. Just go to RedFlagDeals site and click on freebies.