Saturday, March 31, 2012

5 Links Worth Reading This Week

Hope everyone had a wonderful week! Here are my 5 links worth reading for this week:
Click here to check out my 5 Links Worth Reading for Your Crafty Business this week.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Save an Extra 10% on Clearance Items at

Through April 1, 2012, save an extra 10% off already reduced clearance items with coupon code 10EXTRA at checkout! Click here to check out all of the great clearance deals. Lots of bath and body products and baby toys. Remember shipping is FREE!!!

Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.00 off Kraft Amooza Twists

Perfect on the go snacks! My little guy loves them as a special treat! Save $1 off Amooza Twists with this new coupon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Top 10 Deals Around Town This Week (March 29-April 5)

 I have a busy day tomorrow so I wanted to make sure to get some awesome deals up for you in time for you to create your shopping lists. Since I won't actually be hitting the stores myself until at least Saturday these deals were chosen from the flyers. I'll update you if I find some other goodies when I get out and about. Please feel free to share favourite deals in a comment below! I'd love to know what else to be on the lookout for! HAPPY SHOPPING!
  1. Gillette Deoderant-Loblaws-SALE $1.99-$2 coupon(from Duracell batteries)=FREE
  2.  Lactancia Butter-Food Basics- SALE $2.77-75cent coupon (various)
  3. Broccoli-Food Basic- SALE 67cents each (I think I'm going to try cooking/freezing some)
  4. Dempster's Smooth Multigrain Bread- Food Basics- SALE $1.99-$1 (
  5. Maple Leaf Prime Chicken Breasts- Food Basics $5/pk
  6. Tenderflake - Food Basics- SALE $1.99-Save $1.50 WUB2
  7. Folgers Coffee-Zellers- SALE $7.99-$1 coupon from Smuckers booklet (expires March 31st)
  8. Palmolive Dish Soapyour - Zellers- SALE $1.99-$1 coupon from last weeks Smart Source
  9. Royale Bath Tissue- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE $5.99 - $2 or $1 coupon from here
  10. Aluminum Foil/Cling Wrap- Canadian Tire-SALE $1

Shoppers Drugmart Bonus Redemption

I had a feeling that a Bonus Redemption Weekend was coming and here it is...just in time for Easter!
- Spend 50,000 points and save $100 off (an extra $15)
- Spend 95,000 points and save $200 off (an extra $30)
Valid April 7-8, 2012.

Looking for a couple extra bonus points offers. Be sure to check out some of these to help get you to redemption level! 

Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.00 off Clorox Toilet Cleaner with Bleach

Save $1.00 on any one Clorox Toilet Cleaner with Bleach with this websaver coupon.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Swagbucks Spring Collector Bills

Spring has sprung over at Swagbucks and with the fresh air and promise of warmer weather the search begins for the next set of Collector Bills. These bills can only be won by Searching and if you collect all 5 you'll be awarded an extra 10SB! You have until April 2nd to win them all. Happy searching!

Canadian Coupon Alert: New VIB Bonus Coupons for Shoppers Drugmart

There are lots of new VIB bonus coupons out. Here are some that I thought might be of interest. And YES, you can use a manufacturers coupon and a bonus points coupon together.

Childrens Tylenol, Heinz Rice Cereal, Childrens Benadryl
Gripe Water, Huggies Wipes (WUB2), Pampers Wipes
More Pampers Wipes
NUK product, Life Brand Formula

Shoppers Drugmart Exclusive 20x the Points Event- March 27th

Tomorrow, March 27th, earn 20x the points on purchases of $50 or more (some exclusions apply) with THIS COUPON. Points to be awarded to your account by April 3rd.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

5 Links Worth Reading

I started a new feature on my craft blog Kawartha Beads where I highlight 5 links worth reading for your crafty business each week (at least I'm trying to post every week!) I thought that would be a fun new weekly feature to also add to Kawartha Bargains. Each week I will try and post links for menu planning, budgeting, frugal living, debt reduction, crafts to do with the kids, recipes and/or whatever else I found interesting that week! Here's our first edition:

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Top 10 Deals Around Town This Week (March 23-29)

  I hope that everyone had a fabulous week! Now that my internet is back up and running I've been trying to catch up on all of the great deals for this upcoming week. Some will be chosen from the flyers, others will be found while scouting the stores, some will have coupons and some are just a great bargain. I hope that no matter what you find some great deals here! Please feel free to share your favourite deals in a comment below! I'd love to know what else to be on the lookout for! HAPPY SHOPPING!
  1. Miniwheats Centres Cereal- Food Basics- SALE $3.99-$1.50 coupon from here
  2. Nutrigrain Bars- Food Basics- SALE $1.99-$1.00 coupon from here
  3. Oasis Orange Juice- Food Basics- SALE $1.88-various coupons from Apple Juice Tins= 88cents or less
  4. Natrel Fine Filtered Milk- Food Basics- SALE $3.88
  5. Black Forest Hams- Food Basics- SALE $5each
  6. Royale Toilet Paper 16 Roll- Rexall- SALE  2/$8.99 – $2.00 (gocoupons) = $2.50 (You can use 2x$1.00 off coupons)
  8. Select Covergirl Products-SATURDAY SPECIAL $4.99-$4.00 brandsaver coupon 
  9. Shoppers Drugmart 20x Points event WUS $50 Saturday (I'll post my own shopping list later for you to check out)
  10. Blacks $1 8x10 prints until March 25

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Canadian Deal Alert: Black's Canada 8x10 Prints Only $1

We just got our photo disk from Archer Photography of the Easter themed shoot we did a couple of weeks ago so I am THRILLED to be able to take advantage of this fabulous offer! Through March 25, 2012, Black’s is offering their 8×10 prints for only $1.00 each!
Click here to get started online at Black’s Canada.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Start Earning BONUS Swag Bucks with March Swagness!

Yet another great way to earn FREE stuff is coming your way from Swagbucks! Here's a bit of info from them: 
"March Swagness has come to Swagbucks - it's all about you earning bonus Swag Bucks while doing all of the things you’re already doing on Swagbucks. Every day they’ll give you an earning goal, which you’ll find on their homepage. As you earn Swag Bucks throughout the day, that meter will fill up and when it’s full, you’ll have earned your bonus for the day. The bonus will always be 10% of that day’s goal. 
Be sure to check in everyday, as the earning goal for any given day could be higher or lower than the day before. Your total bonus amount will continue to accumulate each day, and your bonus amount will be applied by April 5th – this special promotion runs through April 2nd. If you hit the earning goal every single day of March Swagness, your bonus amount will be doubled!

EVERYTHING you earn on Swagbucks counts towards March Swagness – including (but limited to) Search, Surveys, Tasks, Swag Codes, Special Offers, and Referral Bucks

Get your March Swagness on starting tomorrow (March 20th), when the goal will be 50 Swag Bucks

Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.00 off Old El Paso Soft Tortillas

We use a TON of soft tortillas in my house (basically if you tell my oldest its a taco, regardless of what's in it, he'll eat it!) I was thrilled to see this new coupon for $1.00 off Old El Paso Soft Tortillas. Yum!

Easter Fun: Register Your Kids for the Easter Egg Hunt!

As many of you know the Easter Edition of the Lindsay Mom to Mom Sale will be held on April 7th from 10-1 at the Victoria Park Armoury.

 In addition to the sale Baby Bum Cakes and The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes will be organizing an Easter Egg Hunt at Victoria Park! The actual hunt will take place between 1230-130 but be sure to drop by the sale before hand for a little shopping and other Easter activities.

Cost of the Egg Hunt is $2+a non-perishable food item donation per child. The food donation will get you admission to the Mom2Mom sale and the $2 can be paid at the Easter Egg Hunt registration table in the main hall at the Armoury.

You can pre-register your child/children prior to the event here and payment can be made the day of the hunt at the registration table. Should it rain the day of the event please be sure to check the website for updates.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Top 10 Deals Around Town This Week

Welcome to a new weekly blog feature...My Top 10 Deals Around Town This Week. Some will be chosen from the flyers, others will be found while scouting the stores, some will have coupons and some are just a great bargain. I hope that no matter what you find some great deals here! Please feel free to share your favourite deals in a comment below! I'd love to know what else to be on the lookout for! HAPPY SHOPPING!
  1. Catelli Smart Pasta-Food Basics-SALE 97cents-$1coupon from here (select NO)= FREE
  2. Allen's Apple Juice- Food Basics-SALE 99cents (with $5 in Oasis coupons)
  3. Aylmers Accents Tomatos- Food Basics- SALE $1each-50cent coupon WUB2 from here
  4. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast(Family Pack)- Food Basics- SALE $3.44/lb (if you suck at meat me...that means about 6 chicken breasts for $10!)
  5. Oasis Juice Boxes (8 count)- Food Basics AND Loblaws- SALE $2.00-$1 coupon from Allens Apple Juice Tins
  6. Campbells Soup- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE 59cents
  7. Aluminum Foil- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE 88cents
  8. Oasis Juice-Shoppers Drugmart- SALE 2/$5 (use 2 coupons from the Allens Apple Juice tins-one per carton to make them either 2/$3 if you have the old coupons or 2/$2.50 if you have the new coupons) Big surprise no orange juice at my Shoppers sure to get a raincheck!
  9. Gillette Shave Gel- Loblaws- SALE $1.99-$1 coupon from here (or the newspaper insert)= 99cents 
  10. Hasboro Games-Zellers- SALE $14.99-$5 coupon from here

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Giant Tiger's Egg Hunt!

    Here's a fun way to get some coupons for Giant Tiger (excerpt from their website)
    "Eggs will be hidden our website, in our printed flyer, in-store as QR code eggs, in Twitter posts and Facebook status posts for participants to find. All participants will be working together to earn special savings coupons by registering eggs. These special coupons will be unlocked when a certain goal number of eggs are achieved. Please see the main egg hunt page to see the goal egg count amounts."

    Happy hunting!!!

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    HBC Rewards Points Bonus

    Receive 10,000 HBC Rewards points when you fill out a very short survey (maybe 30seconds!) about your opinion of The Bay. There is also an option to join a survey panel at the end for an additional 20,000 points. If you are interested in doing surveys this may be an additional option for you (I joined)

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Wee Piggies & Paws Lindsay/Port Perry

    Here's a great coupon from Wee Piggies & Paws Lindsay/Port Perry.
    Save $10.00 towards any Shadow Box or Shoe/Memento Bronzing until April 30th/12. The perfect gift for the new or expecting mom. Also be sure to stop by her Facebook Page for lots of great information as well as click the tabs on the left to Win IronKids Vitamins, and be sure to enter for your chance at a $50 gift voucher! Wow!

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Some Deals Around Town This Weekend

    I stopped in at Food Basics today to pick up a few items on my list. I was happy to see that some of the great deals from the past couple of weeks are still available as well including:
    • Oasis Juice Boxes $2.00-$1.00 coupon from Allens Apple Juice Tin
    • Aylmer Accents $1.00-Use Save $1.00 WUB2 from here
    • Lactancia Milk with coupons on the bag $5.00-$1.00 coupon from the back of the milk bag if you've already picked up this deal in the past couple of weeks
    Here's what I grabbed while I was there today:
    • Schneiders Beef Steakettes SALE $1.88
    • Pork Loin Chops $4.46
    • Carnation Hot Chocolate SALE $1.99 (my indulgence)
    • Panebello Pizza $2.88-$1.00 coupon from here
    • Selections Rice SALE 89cents
    • Schneiders Hot Dogs SALE $1.88
    • Broccoli 97cents
    • 2xOasis Juice 99cents each-2x50cents off coupons (don't remember where I got these)
    • Dempsters Hamburger Buns $1.47
    • Dempsters Hot Dog Buns $1.47
    • Red Pepper 31cents
    Other great deals here this week:
    • Allens Apple Juice 99cents with coupons on the tin (they were all out when I was there so check back later in the week)
    • Casa Di Mama Pizzas $2.88each- Use Save $1.50 WUB2 coupon from here
    • Strawberries $1.27
    • Cases of Kraft Dinner (12 boxes) $6.96

    Canadian Coupon Alert: March HBC Rewards Coupons

    If you are heading off to one of the HBC Family of stores this weekend be sure to print off your Rewards Coupon. Here are the ones for March:
    Get 10000 HBC Rewards points when you spend $25 or more before taxes at The Bay, Home Outfitters, or Zellers.
    Get 25000 HBC Rewards points when you spend $20 or more before taxes at The Bay, Home Outfitters, or Zellers.
    Get 25000 HBC Rewards points when you spend $20 or more before taxes at The Bay, Home Outfitters, or Zellers.

    Watch for your Redplum Coupon Insert!

    Be sure to check your daily paper for the Redplum Insert. In our area you can find them in the Friday edition of The Lindsay Post or Peterborough Examiner. Here's a sneak peek at the coupons that will be available:

    $3.00 off Vileda Bee Mop
    $3.00 off ANY Vileda Fibro Contact Mop
    $2.00 off ANY Vileda Super Twist Mop
    $2.00 off ANY Vileda Oskar Broom
    $0.75 off ANY Lysol all-purpose Cleaner Trigger or Dilutable
    $1.00 off WUB2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
    $1.00 off WUB2 Lysol Products
    $3.00 off WUB2 Tide or Downy Products
    $0.50 off ANY Tide to Go or Stain Release
    $0.50 off ANY Tide Washing Machine Cleaner
    $2.00 off ANY Downy Unstoppables
    $1.00 off ANY Nature’s Bounty Product
    $1.00 off ANY VH Indian Market Sauce
    $2.50 off WUB2 VH Indian Market Sauce

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Swagbucks gets a Makeover!

    Search & Win

    Swagbucks is getting a makeover...their homepage that is! I guess with turning another year older (they did just turn the ripe old age of 4) it's time to get a new look so don't be shocked when you stop by and things look just a bit different. I personally like the new streamlined look and the ability to see a snapshot from all of the Earn options right from the front page! Still the same great Swagbucks, still the same great rewards...what will they come up with next?

    Extra Pocket Change: Gifthulk

    GiftHulk Earning Rewards The EZ Way Gifthulk is another online rewards site that I have had some experience with. While I haven't earned as many rewards through them as I have with Swagbucks, its a VERY minimal amount of effort per day. For my very first redemption I did run into a bit of a glitch as they ask for you to verify your account via a code they will send to your cell phone. Since I don't have a cell phone I had to submit a support ticket but they were very helpful and my payment came through the very next payment cycle. The other thing that I particularly like about Gifthulk is that to redeem for paypal cash is the same amount of credits as for gift cards which you don't often see with online rewards sites. Every day I complete the daily poll and also watch their Facebook page for the Fountain of Youth Code (even the code name is fun!) The code is usually posted around 8pm our time (they must be in a different time zone) although not always. And that's it! There are, of course, other offers that you can complete and I have lucked out with some videos giving great credits but otherwise that is my Gifthulk routine...all of  1 minute a day!

    Canadian Coupon Alert: 50cents off Italpasta

    We've been enjoying alot of pasta bakes around our house lately so I'm always looking for pasta deals. Stop by Italpasta's Facebook page for your Save $0.50 off any Italpasta Wholesome Grains or Total Pasta coupon.

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $1 Off Nivea Body Wash or Bar Soap

    Grab your coupon for $1 off Nivea Body Wash or Bar Soap from

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.50 Off Royale Grande Facial Tissues

    Stop by to grab your $1.50 off Royale Grand Facial Tissues coupon. Hopefully there is a good sale coming up to use this in conjunction with!

    Canadian Freebie Alert: Free eBook by Robin Hood

    I'm not currently much of a baker, however I am an expert taste tester! Looking ahead to my April goal (to bake something from scratch) this FREE ebooklet, The Love of Baking by Robin Hood, is sure to come in handy!

    Click here to download your copy today! Now to choose a recipe to try.....

    Monday, March 5, 2012

    Canadian Deal Alert: Clearance Dawn Dish Soap on

     I love that offers free shipping on most items in Canada. Nothing better than having your items delivered right to your door (especially in this freezing weather!)

    I stopped by the Clearance section tonight and noticed that there are two Dawn Destinations Dishwashing Liquids on Clearance for just $1.00 for the 304ml bottle (Hawaiin Pineapple Scent and New Zealand Springs Scent)

    Some Deals Around Today: Shoppers Drugmart

    SOOOOOOO sorry for the late post. My internet has been acting a bit wonky today (come to think of it so have the kids!) I absolutely had to go and mail some parcels today and wanted to grab a couple of things from the Shoppers Monday Specials. There are quite a few good deals this week but I only needed a couple of things. Here's a quick recap:
    • Fructis Shampoo (including the 2 in 1) SALE (Sun/Mon only) $2.88 PLUS 500 BONUS POINTS
    • Softsoap Liquid Soap (if you aren't after the fancy scents you can get the LARGE 828ml bottle in this deal as well) SALE (Sun/Mon only) $1.99
    • Christie Thinsations SALE $1.99-75cent coupon from here
    • Sunlight Ultra Dish Soap SALE 99cents
    Total Out of Pocket incl. Tax $7.99
    Saved $10.00
    Optimum Points Earned 570

    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $1Off McCain Harvest Splendour Medleys

    I have personally yet to try McCain's new Harvest Splendour Medleys, featuring potato + other veggies but I love to keep some of these sorts of things on hand for when I'm in a pinch! If you want a $1 off coupon on this product, visit McCain's Facebook page, answer the survey question, and you'll be directed to where you can get your coupon.

    Click here to visit McCain Foods Facebook page.

    Canadian Deal Alert: March Special at Baby Bum Cakes

    March is in like a lion so... Jungle theme diaper cakes are 30% off! 
    Orders must be placed by March 31st, 2012*
    Click here to visit Baby Bum Cakes website or stop by their Facebook Page.

    Saturday, March 3, 2012

    Some Deals Around Town This Weekend

    I've been super busy this weekend but managed to pick up a few things around town. Here is a highlight of some of the specials that I spotted in my rush:

    Food Basics:
    • Lactancia Milk with coupons on the bag SALE $5 (Coupons are: Save $1.00 off any 2x2L or 4L Lactancia PurFiltre Milk, Save $1.00 off any Astro Original Product 500g, 650g, 750g, 12x100g, Save $1.00 off Black Diamond 200g, 300g or 500g Cheese, Save $1.00 of any 2x2L or 4L Lactancia Milk, Save $1.00 off any Astro BioBest Product, Save $1.00 off Black Diamond Cheese Strings)
    • Aylmer Accent Diced Tomatos SALE $1.00. Use $1.00 off WUB2 from here.
    • Oasis 8 pack of Juice boxes SALE $2.00 Use $1.00 off coupon from Allens Apple Juice Tins
    • Source Yogurt SALE $1.99 Use 50cent off coupon from here
    • Folgers Coffee SALE $7.99 Use $1.00 off coupon from Breakfast Booklet
    • Cashmere Bathroom Tissue SALE $4.88 (a great price on its own) but I happend to still have my $2 off coupon
    • Dempsters Bread SALE $1.88a
    • Grapes SALE $1.94/KG (worked out to $1.06 for my bunch!!!) 
    • Whole Chickens SALE $6.99each
    Shoppers Drugmart
    • Coffee Cream SALE $1.99
    • Uncle Ben's Rice SALE 99cents
    • Kids Valentine's are on clearance for 25cents a box! If you are organized grab some for next year!
    What deals have you found around town this weekend?

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Coupons on Allens Apple Juice Tins are back!

    These were some of my favourite coupons from last year! My hubby loves the Oasis orange juice and the entire family love the large size juice boxes so we got tons of use out these coupons. So far I have only found the tins with the coupons on them at Loblaws but would love to hear if anyone else has found them in our area.

    The coupons inside have changed slightly from last year (there is no longer the coupon for the mini juice boxes) but the remaining coupons are of higher value. They break down like this:
    • Save $1.25 on the purchase of any Oasis Nutrisource 1.89L juice blends
    • Save $1 on the purchase of Oasis Fruits etc or Oasis Classic products 8x200 or 5x200ml
    • Save $1.50 on the purchase of Oasis 2.63L refrigerated products
    • Save $1.25 on the purchase of Oasis 1.75L refrigerated products

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: 50 cents off Welch's Juice

    New coupon on for Save 50cents on the purchase of one bottle of Welch's 100% Juice Juice cocktails or Prune Nectar (1.36L)

    February Round Up

    As 2011 came to an end I shared with you some of my goals for the year ahead. Despite February having an extra day this year it still flew by.

    We've already saved ALMOST $200 through watching for sales, menu planning and using coupons! As with the previous month I find that we are shopping WAY less than we used to. As with January I tried to stick to our menu plan, did several "double duty" meals and did manage to freeze a couple of leftover items (chili, pasta sauce) for use at a later date. I'm super excited to test drive a menu plan created by Amy (January's Parents Night presenter).

    From February's List:

    • To stock up on gift cards through Swagbucks earnings so that I can order my Easter gifts for the boys at the end of the month. Done. I currently have a balance of $45 in gift cards in my account, more than enough for Easter gifts and a 1st bday present for my youngest. Don't forget to save up your gc's. Most orders over $25 ship free! Thanks to everyone who joined this month. Message me if you have any questions.
    • To repurpose an item from around the house into something new (I have a great idea...stay tuned) I personally failed at this one but I'll still take it as a partial win. My hubby took out a cabinet from the basement and then reassembled it in the garage for his tools! Way to go!
    • To continue to use sales, coupons,etc. to save on groceries in conjunction with meal plans. Going to try really hard to come up with some fun lunches this month and put my new found batch/freezer cooking knowledge to the test.  Think I did a pretty good job!
    • I am thrilled that I will be presenting at the next Kindermusik with Lisa McCann parent's night tentatively scheduled for Tuesday Februray 28th. Will be doing a Coupon 101 intro as well as coupon exchange. Thanks to everyone who came out! I hope you gained a "wealth" of knowledge!
    Looking ahead to March:
    • On my Looking Ahead to 2012 list March is DESTASH month! I have a Mom table booked for the Mom to Mom sale at the beginning of April and already have 3 giant boxes full of stuff to sell. Since my goal was to destash 5 items/week that means I have to find at least 20 more items to add to that pile. In addition I want to try and add items to some of the online buy/sell sites to destash.
    • I've got a couple of "guinea pigs" who are helping me test drive a sort of consultation program that I'm working on....stay tuned
    • Continue to save, save, save, and share, share, share with all of you!

    Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Sample of Thinsations Cookies

    Stay tuned to Thinsations Facebook page! At some point today, March 1st, you will be able to receive a free sample of Thinsations cookies. Yum!