Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Special from Sweet Dreams by Tara

Looking for a unique gift for your Valentine? Why not a dreamcatcher from Sweet Dreams by Tara! Until February 10th all in stock dreamcatchers are 5% off and if you are local and looking to take a class you can also receive $5 off of your class.

Tara is also only 1 Facebook Like away before she holds a draw for a FREE 4" dreamcatcher. So spread the word and if you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by her Facebook Page and "like" today!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Canadian Freebie Alert: FREE Tub of Philidelphia Cooking Creme

I use their cream cheese for cooking all the time so I'm super excited to try out the new Cooking Creme! Head over to their site and register today to claim your coupon for a FREE TUB of Philidelphia Cooking Creme.

Canadian Coupon Alert: New Hidden Websaver Coupon

My family just loves NurtiGrain bars so I'm always thilled to find coupons for them. Here's a new one via a hidden Websaver.ca portal:
Save $1.00 off any Nutri-Grain Superfruit Flavours bars!

Reminder: Good price on Sugar and Eggs TODAY....

Just a reminder that you can score a great deal on sugar and eggs at Shoppers Drugmart today. Both are on sale yesterday and today only for $1.88 each. Use the save $1 when you buy 2 dozen eggs from here  (NO LONGER AVAILABLE) for even more savings!

Small Flavoured Latte only $1 at Tim Hortons (Jan30 – Feb19)

I'm so thrilled to enjoy an extra special treat after running errands today!
Starting today, January 30th and running until February 19, 2012, you can enjoy one of  Tim Hortons new flavoured lattes for $1.00! Small size only.  The flavours include:
  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Hazelnut
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Vanilla Spice
I think I might try the Mint Chocolate one today, perfect for a cold and snowy morning. Do you have a favourite?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Coupon Alert: Royale's Final Boxing Month Coupon

Royale's Boxing Month continues on their Facebook Page with the release of their final coupon-Save $2 on Royale Grand Facial Tissue. Let the savings continue!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Swagbucks Spirit Week!

Search & WinGive me an "S", give me a "W", give me an "A", give me a "G"....what have you got? SWAG! And if you haven't signed up with Swagbucks to earn lots of great Swag (gift cards, paypal and merchandise) then this week is as good as any with Spirit Week.

Every day this week Swagbucks will be celebrating a different holiday, complete with surprises. The fun begins today with the celebration of Chinese New Year. Get started and join in the fun!

If you haven't heard of Swagbucks before and would like to learn a bit more about it, click here to read a previous post I have written about this fun search and win site.

Wagjag: Bath and Beauty Products

One of my favourite things about downtown Peterborough is the wonderful soap shop Simple Soaps. I was very excited to discover today's Wagjag for their shop (guys this would be an outstanding Valentine's gift for your ladies). Vouchers are $20 for $40 worth of products and expire March 31, 2012. Click here to check out this deal!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: Royale's Boxing Month Continues

Royale's Boxing Month continues on their Facebook Page with the release of their third coupon-Save $2 on Royale Paper Towels. Let the savings continue!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Freebie Alert:FREE Sample from Lipton Tea (Facebook Offer)

We've been feeling a little under the weather this week at my house and I have returned to my love of tea. I was thrilled to come across this awesome FREEBIE from Lipton Tea via Facebook. So many wonderful flavours to try, I chose the Superfruit Acai Blueberry. Click here to order yours. What flavour are you going to sample?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

McCain Movie Night

McCain has a super fun offer to watch out for right now! Look for specially marked boxes of McCain Rising Crust and McCain Thin Crust Pizza which contain PIN's for a FREE digital movie from their website! There are some great titles to watch but I have a feeling I might loose out to my little guy and we will be watching Scooby Doo! Thanks McCain!

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Sample of Clinique Moisture Surge with Coupon

Stop by your local Shoppers Drugmart with this coupon to receive your FREE sample of Moisture Surge Intense. Coupon expires January 31st, 2012.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shoppers Drugmart Upcoming 20x the Points Event

For those looking to increase their Shoppers Optimum points balance here is a great chance. Valid January 17th only present this coupon to receive 20x the Shoppers Optimum Points when you spend $50 or more (on almost anything in the store).

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: Royale's Boxing Month

Royale's Boxing Month continues on their Facebook Page with the release of their second coupon-Save $2 on Royale Ultra 3 Ply Bathroom Tissue. Let the savings continue!!!

Canadian Freebie Alert: FREE Lean Cuisine via Facebook

The first Lean Cuisine coupon has been unlocked on their Facebook page. Stop by and like their page to receive your printable coupon for a FREE Lean Cuisine entree.

This offer is only available for 48 hours so be sure to print yours today!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Canadian Freebie Alert: FREE Sample of Celestial Seasonings Tea

I love a great cup of tea on a cold winter afternoon. Here's a great opportunity to try out a free sample from Celestial Seasonings Tea.

My Shoppers Drugmart Bonus Shop

Since we didn't need much in the way of groceries this week I decided to do the Shoppers Bonus Points Shop. This week (Monday January 9th-Friday January 13th) receive 8000 Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more. Unfortunately I forgot my list on the kitchen table AND my coupon binder so I only had a few coupons on hand but overall I think I got most of what I wanted.

  • Huggies Wipes Refill SALE $5.99-75cents coupon from Friday's Smart Source
  • Smuckers Jam SALE $3.49-$1 coupon from Smuckers booklet
  • Crispers Crackers SALE $1.79
  • Campbells Soupx4 SALE 59cents each
  • Nutrigrain Bars SALE $1.99-1coupon from here (No longer available)
  • Uncle Bens Ricex2 SALE 99cents each
  • Gilette Razors SALE $5.99-$2 coupon from Fridays P&G insert or here
  • Life Brand Facial Tissues SALE 59cents
  • Frozen Veggies SALE $1.99
  • Armstrong Cheese SALE $3.99
  • Good Start Formula SALE $20.99
 Total Out of Pocket $52.25
Total Savings $36.40
Total Optimum Points Earned Today: 8550

Sunday, January 8, 2012

How to Earn Swagbucks

Before the holidays I introduced you to Swagbucks, an online search and win site that allows you to earn "Swagbucks" which you can redeem for lots of great gift cards, merchandise and/or paypal payments. You may have thought "seems to good to be true" but I have been a member since mid-2011 and redeemed for numerous Amazon.ca gift cards and paypal payments. It is actually how I did most of my holiday shopping. In just a few short minutes a day here is how you can watch your Swagbucks grow:
  • Daily Poll: Every day there is a new poll. Just click on your chosen answer, submit, and recieve 1 Swagbuck instantly!
  • NOSO: Check out the offers, if there is one you are interested in great (click it to explore further), otherwise just keep clicking skip to next offer until you get to the end. Fill out your captcha (the code phrase that makes sure you aren't a computer) and earn 2 Swagbucks!
  • Games: I found that I only got credited for games if I used Firefox as my browser. For every two games that you play (regardless of your score) you receive 2 Swagbucks and you can earn up to 10 Swagbucks a day on games. You need to play your game for about a minute to be credited! Try Swaggle, it has a timer on it:) Make sure to click back to the Main Games page in between every game.
  • Search: You will randomly win various amounts of Swagbucks for using their Search toolbar to search the web. Sometimes you have to do a couple of searches before you get any Swagbucks and I've found that if I haven't gotten any within 5-6 searches to try again at another point in the day. I usually get a search win 2-3 times a day
  • Invite your friends! Under the promote tab you will find the Invite&Earn tab. In the top right corner is your referral link. If a friend signs up under you you get to share in their search wins points! That's right if they search and win 10Swagbucks so do you! (up to 1000 Swagbucks)
  • Fill out your Trusted Survey profile! You get Swagbucks just for filling out your profile information. I don't always participate in the surveys but occasionally if I have some extra time I'll see if there is one for me.
  • Watch for the little red envelopes: When you sign into your Swagbucks account and see the little red envelope indicating that you have a message in your inbox be sure to check it out! Often they are video ad surveys which are SUPER quick and easy to complete for 3 Swagbucks each. They are usually time sensitive though so don't delay
  • Other ways to earn: Swagbucks TV (I love the Martha Stewart clips) just make sure you have unlimited internet or it can suck up alot of your GB, Special Offers, bonus codes, and Trusted Surveys.
And now you are well on your way to earning lots of FREE STUFF!!! If you haven't signed up yet you can click here to join today! Also be sure to stop by my Facebook page to share your awesome Swagbuck experiences and let us know what goodies you are saving up for!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lindsay to be home to one of the first 24 Target Stores

Lindsay (Kawartha Lakes) will officially be home to one of the first 24 Target locations according to The Star today! According to the article these stores are set to open in early spring of 2013! I'm excited to see what the retail giant will bring to our small town!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: Hidden Link for $2 Off any Royale Product

There's a hidden coupon for $2 off of any Royale product via GoCoupons.ca. Click here to get yours.

Canadian Coupon Alert: NEW Brandsaver Coupons TODAY!!!

Coupon lovers this is an exciting week! Today NEW coupons are available on the brandsaver website with up to $150 in savings available. You can only order 32 coupons at a time so choose your first batch wisely. Additionally watch for your local paper this week (in Lindsay the Friday Post, in Peterborough the Friday Examiner) for your Brandsaver coupon insert. Also due this week is the Smart Source Coupon insert. A great couponing start to the new year!!

Shoppers Drugmart Optimum Progam

I thought this would be a good time to talk about the Shoppers Drugmart Optimum Program since next week (Monday January 9th-Friday January 13th) you will receive 8,000 Optimum points when you spend $50 or more. When I have a couple of extra dollars I go in and buy a gift card (say $10 one week $10 the next, etc. so that when these special events come up I don't feel strapped to meet the minimum dollar amount. PLUS you get points on Shoppers Drugmart gift cards when you buy them AND when you redeem! BONUS!) Get your Optimum card for a great start to the year! Best part is...it's FREE to signup!

Here's how Shoppers Optimum works: For every $1 you spend you receive 10 Shoppers Optimum points.  When you reach a certain reward level you can redeem your points for money off of your purchase. Here are the basic redemption levels:
  • 8,000 = $10 off your purchase
  • 22,000 = $30 off your purchase
  • 38,000 = $60 off your purchase
  • 50,000 = $85 off your purchase
  • 95,000 = $170 off your purchase
 A couple of times throughout the year there are  Bonus Redemption days where you get even more bang for your buck. Typically the redemption levels are like this:
  • 50,000 points = $100 off your purchase (an extra $15!)
  • 95,000 points = $200 off your purchase (an extra $30!)
In December I took part in the MEGA REDEMPTION. This has happend in December for the past two years but since I just started using Optimum this past fall I only had enough to redeem for the lowest level (30,000 points earned me $60 of goodies). You can read more about that shop here. Now that I have a better handle on the program and shop there more frequently I can't wait to redeem afew times throughout the year!

How to earn Optimum points faster:
  • Buy a Shoppers Drugmart giftcard to pay for your purchases
  • Shop on bonus points days (such as a 20x event. Usually it is something like earn 20x the Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more) or like next week when you get 8,000 Optimum points when you spend $50 or more. 
  • Look for bonus point coupons/products. Certain coupons and/or products can give you bonus points on them. While many are listed on the website there are often in store specials that you only find by keeping a keen eye out while you shop!
Happy Shopping! Click here if you don't already have an Optimum Card.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh Pink Stickers...How I Love Thee!

With most stores being closed New Year's Day the kiddos and I headed out in search of some super deals yesterday. Loblaws had some sale items that I was after and as I expected it was pink sticker heaven!!! For those of you NOT familiar with pink stickers they are the 50% Off Managers Special stickers that are added to items that are nearing expiry, overstocked, etc (and YES you CAN use coupons on these items too). I just bring the bread and meat home and put it right in the freezer. Here's a highlight of my deals:
  • Charmin Ultra Soft- Sale $4.88-$1 coupon from here
  • Cheese Whiz Mexican- Sale $2.99-50%off Pink sticker- $1.50
  • Kellogg's Nutrigrain Bars- Sale 3/$5
  • Kraft Cheese Slices- Sale $2.99
  • Jello Pudding 75cents each
  • Country Harvest Bagels- $3.69-50% off Pink Sticker $1.85
  • Wonder Hamburger Buns $2.99-50% off Pink Sticker $1.50 (since it is doubtful we will see burger buns on sale again until May-ish and we still bbq during the winter this is a great way to save)
  • Pork Side Ribs $6.49-30% off Pink sticker- $4.54
  • Curling Ribbon- Christmas- on clearance for 14cents a piece!
  • Wrapping Paper- on clearance for 24cents a roll
  • Milupa baby cereal- Sale $2.99
  • Maple Leaf Ham-on sale this week for $2.99/lb- Found 2 smaller ones for under $5each
  • Taco Kit- Sale $3.99 (not the best price but I needed hamburger as well and I had a $4 off burger coupon when you buy your next taco kit left over from a previous taco kit so the kit+burger combined= $5.41
And so I was able to add to my ticker for the first time this year and I estimate my savings to be approx. $25.74 (I wish they listed the regular retail price on your bill as well at Loblaws so I had to guess on my savings on some of my sale items so it might indeed be a higher savings but I'm super happy with this as a start). Did you pick up any great deals after the holidays?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Canadian Freebie Alert: FREE Schick Razor

Many of you have probably already taken advantage of this offer so remember that it is one per household. If you haven't the offer is still valid so to receive your FREE Schick Razor call 1-866-755-9995.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: Take the Activia Challenge

Happy 2012! I think that one of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to eat better (or lose weight) so join Activia for their 2012 challenge and receive $20 in mailout coupons. Mmmm...we love yogurt in this house!