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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gluten Free Shake and Bake....Yum!

I know it's been a long time since I have posted! I am spending my time posting on Instagram. It's what I was looking for,a way to share deals instantly! I have found lots of like minded savers and really enjoy it. If you want to check it out you can go to Instagram online or on your phone by getting the free app. My link is at the top right hand page of my blog. I found this chicken at Save On the other day. It seems Thursday morning might be the best day to score awesome clearance meat deals! We used to love home made shake and bake but since hubby's Celiac diagnosis we haven't had it. I decided to try making it by substituting gluten free crackers and flour. I was skeptical but I think the reason it turned out so yummy is because of America's Test Kitchen's gluten free flour mix. You can find that here.

Homemade Shake and Bake - (from the Tightwad Gazette)

4 cups ATK flour
4 cups ground gluten free crackers or cracker meal
4 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
3 tbsp paprika
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix together. Put in Ziploc or well sealed container, store in fridge. Use 1 cup in a Ziploc bag, wet chicken and then place in bag, shake to coat. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 40-45 mins.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Target Spend $50 Get a $10 Gift Card August 22-24

Target is having a 3 day spend $50 get a $10 gift card deal starting today. Here's my shop. Total spent was $75.93 after $19.88 in coupons and $2.81 in Red Card savings it came to $53.24. I did CH 51 for the Tresemme, Dawn and Advil for a total of $5.50. I also did .75 for Lean Cuisine through Zweet. $16.79 I will get back for the Alamy MIR. I got a $10 Target gift card and a coupon for free eggs(value $2.99) on my cereal and 2, $1 off coupons on my tomatoes. Grand total....all of this for $15.39!
Here's the breakdown
I pricematched the following:
Kotex U pads $2.93(I used 2 coupons a target printable available online and a manufactures coupon, both were worth $1 each) Total .93
Dawn dish soap $1.93(I used the P&G coupon insert in today's paper for .50 x 2 and my Checkout 51 offer for .50) Total $2.36 for 2
Celebration Cookies $1.97(less 3 manufacturer's coupons for $1, .75, .75) Total $3.41 for 3
Advil $6.47(less coupon for $3 from and $3 from Ch 51) Total .47
Lean Cuisine $2.47($1.50 coupon from their Facebook page and .75 off from Zweet)Total .22!
Alymer Tomatoes $1.24($1 off wyb2 coupon from can) $1.48 for 2 cans plus 2 more $1 off coupons on can
I had coupons for $1 off for the Inkjoy pens which were $1 making them both free(in today's Smartsource insert)
Target Clearance
Market Pantry cereals were on for .98
Coconut clusters $1.39
I hope you can get some good deals! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Zweet Money Saving App Now Available for Android Devices

Zweet money saving app now available for Android devices The Zweet money saving app is now available for Android devices. I have been using it on my Ipad for awhile now and really like it. As you know there are quite a few money saving apps out now.
1.Checkout 51 was one of the first, and is available on Apple and Android devices(if you haven't signed up and want to my personal link is here you will get $5 for signing up before Sept 3 and uploading a receipt within 60 days.)
2.Snap Saves also available on Apple and Android devices
3. Cart Smart available only on Apple devices
4. Zweet now available on both Apple and Android devices

Every little bit helps these days with our ever rising grocery costs. I find the easiest way to use these rebate apps is to sit down when I get home from grocery shopping(who doesn't need to sit down after that!?) and quickly scan my receipts for any qualifying purchases.
The things I like about Zweet are that they usually always include fresh produce in their rebates, and they don't sell out like the Checkout 51 and Snap Saves ones do(at least not yet). I have been a member of Zweet since April and haven't yet cashed out. Cash out is at $20. I am at $14.25.
Checkout 51 I have cashed out $85.75 so far this year.
Cart Smart $10.50
Snap Saves $22.50
That's a total of $133.00 in cash rebates on groceries I was buying anyways! No coupons required! But, if you use them you can double your savings!
Do you use these apps?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mango, Brown Rice, Black Bean and Veggies Salad

You've gotta try this salad! Seriously, it's so good and tasty and easy. I found the original recipe on Pinterest here. I was menu planning and craving some black beans. I cooked my dried black beans in my Crockpot the day before. That's easy! It took a little planning as I soaked the beans overnight Thursday then cooked them on Friday on high for 3 hours then low for another 3 hours. Rinsed and drained them, froze some and kept some for this yummy salad.Friday night's supper was stew kabobs and brown rice(this is the brown rice from Costco, very nutty tasting), making extra rice so that we'd have leftovers. I modified the recipe for the salad to fit what we had on hand. So here it is.
Mango, Brown Rice, Black Bean and Veggie Salad
1 Mango 
1/2 Green pepper
2 Carrots
1 cup black beans
2 cups brown rice
Cut up all fruit and veggies into small pieces. Mix all ingredients together.
3 large limes squeezed for juice
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp ginger
Mix all together and either pour over the rice and veggies or serve on the side. I was skeptical about the dressing so we had it on the side....It's a great dressing!  Enjoy!  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Target Deals

Today's deals I stopped at Target today. There were a few things to price match and using your Target Red bank card saves you another 5%. As you saw in the previous post I price matched Safeway's Twitter Deal. The Source Yogurts were on  for $2.38. I price matched Superstore's price on Minute Maid juices 5/$3 as well as Ragu (not shown in pic).97. The Cheerios were sold as a setof 2 with a coupon for free eggs attached, for $6. The eggs are Grade A large Market Pantry and the coupon is good until the end of September.

Safeway Twitter Deal Price Matched at Target.....Today July 28 only!

IMG_20140728_074019> Today's deals
 Today Only Safeway's Twitter Deal is 2L Chocolate Milk 500ml Haagen Daz 640g Saute Sensations I price matched this deal with my phone at Target.
 It cost $5.69(I used the Target Red bank card to get an extra 5% off)

 It would have been $16.77.
$4.29 for chocolate milk
$5.99 for the Saute Sensations
$6.49 for the Haagen Daz
Target starts Canada Wide Price Matching with your phone, starting July 29th!!! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Buy a Canadian Tire Gift Card at Safeway save 10%

Print this email direct coupon and buy a $50 Canadian Tire gift card at Safeway this week(June 27-July 3) and get it for $45. This is helpful if you regularly buy things at Canadian Tire anyways. Plus it doesn't expire so you can use it in your time!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Update Your Shoppers Profile and Get 6000 Points! Hurry ends Tomorrow!

Shoppers has been sending out promo codes on a regular basis. This time there are 2 different ones. Start with the 4000 point one first. Go to Shoppers here . There is a drop down promo that comes up right away click on the promo code 4141. This will prompt you to sign in with the Shoppers Optimum card number and password. Once you do that enter the promo code 4141 at the top where indicated. Update your info and submit. Do this before tomorrow, June 27, and you will get 4000 points added to your account July 11. 
 Do all these steps again this time entering promo code 1585 and you will get 2000 points added Aug 4. How much is 6000 points worth? Well if you wait until a 95000 points =$220 promo, these points are worth $13.89! Not bad for 5 minutes work!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stewing Beef Kabobs

 I have been having good success with getting discounted stew beef at Superstore! I usually make stew or ATK beef stroganoff with it. I decided to see if I could make some beef kabobs. The trick is to marinate the stew beef for at least a full day, 2 if you can. The marinade and the stew beef all go into a Ziploc bag which you can give a little massaging every time you go into your fridge.
Beef Marinade
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup soya sauce
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp ginger
That's it! After it's done marinating just add your favorite things to skewers and BBQ. They only take a few minutes on each side. I used mushrooms, red onion, peppers and zucchini. They are so yummy! Summer food!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Trade in Your Air miles for Groceries!

Up till now it's been Shell and Rona for cashing in my air miles. Now, you can use your air miles for $10 off at Safeway! Just go to and print your $10 off., when you redeem 95 air miles.
It says the offer of spend $60 and get 95 air miles is exclusive, but maybe you got it too???

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This Week's Sales

This week's Deals....I know it's been awhile since I have posted! There's lots happening with deals to combine this week!
I have the pictures posted but they are kind of in a random order....technical difficulties!
Money Maker!
Go to Dollarama or Walmart and buy 2 Saran wrap for $2.50 each
Snap Save has $3.50 when you buy 2!!!
Checkout 51 has $4 when you buy 2!!!
Walmart is having their 20 year anniversary:
There are quite a few good deals
Maple Leaf hot dogs .94
Soft soap .94 there is a $1
Bleach 3.6L .94
Summer windshield 3.78L .94
La Grille Seasonings $3.94
Rice Cakes .94
Shoppers starts Sat
Eggs are $2.29 use the Zweet offer of .25 and get them for $2.09
Shoppers also has a email out for 20X the points this weekend only when you spend $25. You need to print the email if you want to do it.
Avocadoes $3.45 for 5(350 points)Plus use the Zweet offer of .25 making the $2.85
Pineapples $2.46 Zweet offer of .25 making them $2.21
Canned veggies are .75(100 points) making them .64 limit 6
Need to go to the movies? There is a movie coupon on the Fruit by the Foot and Nature Valley granola bars. They are on for $1.88. It looks like it's a Buy one movie get one free coupon.
Barilla Pasta are .99 limit 2. There are coupons for .50 and .75 out there
Huggies wipes $2(there is a smartsource coupon here. Buy 2 get $2 off. Plus Snap Saves has buy 2 get $1. )Making it $1 per tub! I am planning on price matching at Target and using my Target debit card giving me another 5% off! Making it .90/tub
Value Village is having their 20th anniversary on Monday. 50% off!
Target is having their anniversary and they are offering a $10 gift card when you spend $50. I am planning on price matching any of the above details I can and doing a MIR to get to $50.
They have Christie crackers for $1.44

Friday, June 6, 2014

Shoppers Spend Your Points Event This Weekend

It's been awhile since I have posted! I have some very good reasons....wanna hear? Well, on May 15th I was blessed to be present for the birth of my first grandchild! He's so fabulous! So, needless to say some trips to Surrey have been on my agenda! Now that it's so lovely outside I spend as much time as possible here. Seeing the computer screen in this brightness is hard, but I had to quickly share this with you in case you missed it! This weekend Shoppers is having their Spend Your Points event. This is one of the top redemptions they offer.(In the past they did Megas where 95000 points were worth $250, but that hasn't happened for a very long time now). I base all my points on this redemption. Normally 95000 points are worth $170. This weekend they are worth $220! That's a $50 difference! Of course, the top redemption is the best bang for your buck, but the lower ones are better that normal also. The redemption amounts are as follows: 95000=$220 50000=$110 25000=$50 If you combine this with coupons, Checkout 51, Zweet, Snap Saves and Cart Smart your savings can be even higher! I am making my list and visiting our biggest store as I hope to add some clearance items in too! Don't forget you have to pay the taxes. I always use a gift card that I purchased with my Shoppers Mastercard in order to get even more points! image

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Saving on Gas With Snap Saves

I love this time of year!!!! IMG_20140425_140857.jpg IMG_20140425_140640.jpg IMG_20140428_193352.jpg IMG_20140428_193334.jpg Screenshot_2014-04-29-07-08-25.png Today Snap Saves added a neat offer! $1 cash back when you get gas!Our gas is sitting at 137.9 so every little bit helps! Don't have the app? You can get it on Android or Apple. More info is here at their website.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Costco Deals This Week

Want to see all the Costco coupons for your area? Go to this website. Put in your province.