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Friday, November 15, 2013


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So, I went to Superstore this morning to try out the new points system. I already had the PC points app on my Ipad so off I went. In case you are wondering what I do with all that produce I buy for a food buying group. The grand tally for everything was $177.87. I got at total of 65286 points! I had $2.50 in Checkout 51 cash back deals and one MIR for  $6.69. I used $8.75 in coupons.Which means all this actually cost $94.64!
Let's break it all down.
As you know if you spend $20 on produce you get 5000 points. I did that twice. 10000 points.
I bought 4 Buitoni pizzas, I had 4 $1 coupons for them. They cost $20.92-$4=$16.92 and I got 20000 points for them which means I made $3.08 to buy them!
The Hellman's mayonnaise was $3.99 each. I bought 2 and had $1.75 in coupons, plus I got 4000 points making them $1.11 each!
The Finish was $5.97, I bought 2, I had a $1 off coupon and I am doing the MIR for the B1G1 free. So, $11.94 -$1-$6.69=$4.25 plus I got 10000 points so I made $5.75 to buy them!
The Palmolive were $2.47 each or $4.94 for 2. I got 5000 points, so I got paid .06 to buy them!
The Lever bars were $1 each, I bought 2 and had 2 $1 off coupons and there were 200 points on them so I made .20 to buy them.
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I price matched the lettuce for .98 each.(Lakeview Market)
 The grapefruit for 3/$1(Quality Greens)
The peppers for $2(Walmart)
The ham for $1.29/lb(Save On)
The Lean Cuisine Selections for $2(Save On)plus I got $1 back from Check out 51
I screwed up on the Lean Cuisine as I thought I was get 2000 points per box, however it's the Lean Cuisine Fresh Inspirations not the Selections!
The other Check out 51 I did was the Christie crackers and cookies. They were $1.77 and $1.97. Checkout 51 paid $1.50 and there were 500 points on the cookies making it $1.74 for both.
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I think if you click on the picture you can make the receipt larger. You can see that they did not give me the 5000 points on the second Finish. I called them once I noticed it. 1-855-6PC-PLUS. They told me you can only buy one. I explained that it didn't say that anywhere and that the cashier explained the program as you can do point items as many times as you want, but only on one shop. In the end he said they would credit my account. I know others who got the points no problem. How about you?
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The frozen vegetables were $3.68 each and had 500 points each making them $3.18 a package.
The Cheerios were $4.49 a box and had 2000 points each making them $2.29 a box.
The Colgate toothpaste was $1 per box and had 100 points on each, making it .90 each.
The non points things I bought were the pasta .75 a bag, and the large eggs $1.99.
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It says my account will be credited in 24 hours. Did you shop?

Thursday, November 14, 2013


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The Amazing Sky!

Well, exciting news! PC Points Plus program has finally come to our neck of the woods! I am so glad! I have been watching this program for months now as it was first released out east. What it is is a free points program at Superstore. Just go into Superstore and get your free card, you don't need to have a PC bank card or PC Mastercard to participate. You can also download the app on your tablet or smart phone. You get offers sent to your app or email each week. All you do is show your card at checkout at the start of cashing out and your points are added. If I understand correctly you can only do one of each offer per PC card, so you can get the produce 5000 points and the pizza 5000 points and any of the other offers, but only one time. I was in the store today and learned this was incorrect. You can do the offers as many times as you want, but all in one shop, or receipt. Maybe you can have more than one card per household?

This week's flyers have some good ones! I like that that their point to money ratio is easy to figure out(unlike Shoppers!) 1000 PC points = $1
Superstore this week starting Nov 15
Spend $20 on produce get 5000 points($5) that's a 25% savings!
Tomatoes .96/lb
Potatoes 20lbs $4.88
Mushrooms 454g $1.98
NN Frozen Vegetables $3.68(limit 4) 500 points(.50)
NN Pasta 500g .75
Cod, Sole, Basa frozen 1.36kg $10
Lean Cuisine 2000 points price match Save On where they are $2 this coming week and use the Checkout 51 app to get another $1! You make a $1 to buy it!
Cheerios 525-725g $4.97 2000 points($2)
Hellman's Mayo 750-800ml 2000 points($2) There's a $1 off printable here

Buitoni Pizza 5000 points ($5) there's a $1 off coupon from a recent insert and

Sat Nov 16 is NO TAX Day!
Wait to buy these items if you can and you need them

Sorry for some reason my Rebee flyer for my area said it was tax free day! When I got the actual flyer it wasn't!
Palmolive 1.1 L $2.47 2500 points($2.50!)limit 2
Finish 20-25 $5.97(limit 2) 5000 points($5) there's a $1 off coupon from the free sample sent out and there are others from smart source. Combine this with the MIR and you could get 2 free!
Dove Bar $1 limit 8 100 points(.10)
Dove Body Wash 1500 points($1.50)

Colgate toothpaste 130 ml $1 limit 8 100 points(.10)
Will you try this new card out?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shopping Smart Course This Saturday!

I invite you to come on out this Saturday to the Shopping Smart Course. In this course we tackle the grocery bill and ways to creatively lower it! We will cover things like menu planning, bulk buying, cooking from scratch, and we will even get you started on your very own Price Book! Everyone is welcome. 

Shopping Smart Course
When: Saturday Nov 16 10-1
Where: Ridgeview Church on the corner of Springfield and Hollywood in Kelowna
Cost : $10(there is a hot lunch provided)
Please email me if you are coming as soon as possible at


Fruttare Money Maker at Walmart

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Fruttare Bars
Are you going to be near a Walmart in the next few days? Do you have Checkout 51? If so, you can print this hidden $4 coupon here. Then go to your Checkout 51 app this week and next and get $1.50 cash  back!Walmart has them on for $4.97 this week. We bought a package of the strawberry ones(I called they are gluten free, Unilever says their products will state the allergens in them on the package)we really liked them. They are a bit pricey without the coupon though, there's only 4 in a box! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

5 Meals, 1 Box of Chicken Breasts, 1 Hour

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I get to go away someplace warm! Soon! I am so excited! In preparation I decide to make some freezer meals, for my family. I spent some time on Pinterest and found some ideas. The Chicken Dijon and Chicken with Corn and Beans are from this website.The rest I made up from recipes we enjoy. I used one box of frozen, boneless,skinless chicken breasts(you could use bone in pieces too)which I bought at Safeway on 10% off day. So, $26.36-$2.64=$23.74 divide that by 5 and it's about $4.75 worth of meat per meal. From start to finish it took one hour to prepare!
All need to be thawed in the fridge over night(or you can put them in frozen if you want, just increase the cooking time). All have instructions to cook for 8 hours, but you can adjust that according to your crock pot's cooking time.
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Sweet and Sour Veggie Chicken
3 Chicken Breasts
1/2 Bag Frozen Zen Garden Vegetable
Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Vinegar
2/3 cup Brown sugar
2 Tbsp corn starch
Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Pour over chicken breasts and add veggies. Squish bag around to mix and coat the chicken. 

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The night before you want to eat this, take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge. The next morning pour the contents into your crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over white or brown rice.
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These are the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce from above.
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In this sweet and sour sauce I added half of a pineapple chopped into bite size pieces.
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Pour over the chicken breasts to coat. Same cooking directions for all of these recipes. Serve over rice sticks.
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 Chicken with Corn and Beans
1 can of black beans rinsed
1 cup of frozen corn
1/2 onion chopped
juice from 1 lime
parsley or cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
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Mix all ingredients together.
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Pour over chicken breasts.
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 Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
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Mix all ingredients together.
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Pour over chicken breasts.
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The ingredients for the Chicken Tacos are just the seasoning mix from the taco kit and 2 of the sauce packs(I always have them left over from the kits as we don't use them).
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Mix the 3 packages together.
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Pour over the chicken breasts. When using this you'll need to shred or dice the chicken once it's done cooking. It can be served with corn tacos or soft tortilla ,cheese and tomatoes and salsa.
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Thought you might want to see the white crock pot  It's my only crock pot that actually cooks like a slow cooker! I got it at a garage sale this summer and it's been so fabulous! $5 well spent!
Here are some sides to serve the chicken dishes with. There's white and brown rice, brown rice and quinoa, rice sticks or gluten free pasta.

Friday, November 8, 2013

This Week's Sales in Pictures

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It's snowy up in the mountains now.
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Rexall has some good deals to combine with coupons and Checkout 51 this week. Why not price match at Target and say 5% more?
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Dawn dish washing detergent is $1.88 there is a coupon for the 709 ml size buy 2 save $1. Making it $1.38 for 709 ml. (London Drugs has it for $1.67 if you buy 3)
Stamps are 10% off. Now's a good time to stock up as Christmas is coming!
Stayfree, Carefree and OB are 2/$5 there is a coupon for buy 2 save $5, making them free!
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Revlon nail polishes are $2.99. There was a smartsource $2 off coupon and Ch51 is giving $2 cash back making it a money maker! Good stocking idea?
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3 Day Sale at Safeway
Lucerene 2L of milk 2/$4 limit 4
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3 Day only Sale
6 Roses $5
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Safeway has Tostios $3 each. Price Match at Target and use the $1 off coupon from the Walmart magazine.(Oct?)
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2 Day Only Nov 8-9
PC Cheese 500g $4.77
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2 Days only Deals Nov 8-9
Tortillas are 2/$3
Romaine pk of 3 is $1.76
Fake crab(if you are making sushi)$1.98
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Robin Hood Oats $2-$1 coupon from Walmart magazine in Oct?
I am going to see if Target carries this brand and price match it there to get an extra 5% off with my Red debit card.
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Save On and Coopers
Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
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Costco till Nov 10
2.27kg for $19.99

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Old  Town Market Nov 6-11
Bananas .59/lb
Zucchini .49/lb
Pears .79/lb
Mushrooms $1.99/lb

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Starbucks $10 Gift Card for $5 USA

Hurry to get this limited time offer. Get a $10 Starbucks Ecard(follow the easy instructions to put it onto your Starbucks gift card) for just $5! It's a groupon offer that can be found here. If you can't get to it easily through the link just put in Tulsa,OK as your location and then type Starbucks in the search menu. There is a limit of 1 per person and it looks like it expires in 2 days. Want to see past posts about this? Click here.Please note that this is for US Starbucks only, so you can buy it in Canada, but only use it in the States or if you have a US Starbucks account. Some say that you can print your ecard and use it at any Starbucks. I am not positive about this.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Target 5% back???

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Sorry about the picture!
I have been shopping at Target a bit more lately. Why? They price match, and coupon stack(one of Target coupons, one manufacture's) and you get 5% off with the Target debit card!  Now, I know about the complaints of not having stock. I have experienced that myself. Don't forget to ask for a rain check. You can only have 2 of the item but it can't be a weekly wow  item. Today, I was in picking up a rain check for the Astro Original Yogurt. It had been on for $1.67. I had a $1 off Target coupon and I got 5% off. So my yogurt cost me .59(I got 2!). As I was checking out I mentioned wanting a rain check for the olive oil that's on 1 L for $3.99. It's considered a weekly wow so I couldn't get one, but they substituted 2 500 ml jars of another olive oil for $1.99 each! Then the cashier thanked me for having the Red Card and I said I just got it. She said, "Oh, did you keep your past receipts? Bring them in and we will give you 5% on your past purchases!" I hope you have your receipts! I am off to add mine up!
 Happy Dance!