Monday, April 30, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: $2 off Kashi Toasted Cinnamon Crisp Cereal

I can't wait to try this one! Kashi is offering a $2 off coupon for their Toasted Cinnamon Crisp Cereal. Just click here to order yours. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free 6x8 Mother's Day Portrait

My favourite Black's promotion is back! Starting now and continuing through until May 13, 2012, stop by your local Black's where they are shooting FREE Mother’s Day Portraits. No strings attached, no purchase necessary! So dress up your little ones, take them to any Black’s location and they’ll shoot a portrait on the spot, and then print it out for you in one of their big, beautiful 6×8 Mother’s Day themed borders. I took advantage of this offer at Valentine's Day and it remains one of my favourite pictures!

Free Sample Alert: Tabasco via Facebook

Starting today, April 30th, and running all week Tabasco Canada's Facebook Page will be giving away Limited Edition Shareable Sample Kits! According to their wall the first round will go live today at 1pm EST.

Head on over to the Tabasco Canada Facebook page and keep checking their page for more information.

Extra Pocket Change: Superpoints

I have received alot of inquiries lately about more search and win sites so I wanted to share one of my new fav's, Superpoints.

This one is slightly different than other sites with the SuperLucky Button being the main way that I earn my points. When you first join you are alloted 5 spins on the button. Simply fill out your profile and validate your email to have that number of spins increase to 30. There are two more membership levels that you can attain by gaining referrals and filling in some additional profile information. Each level you increase gives you more spins AND lowers your minimum redemption level. There are also some offer walls where you can earn additional points and I typically receive a daily email where I have received bonus points. Since I only complete video offers these can be a bit hit and miss but overall the site is super easy to use and not very time consuming.

I cashed out very quickly with for my first redemption and what I like is that taking a paypal payment instead of a gift card is the same number of points. Cashout was without any hassels and was awarded to my account in just a couple of days.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Canadian Deal Alert: 15% off all Jolly Jumper Products at

I love shopping at, especially since they offer free shipping. What's better than great products coming straight to your door....15% off all Jolly Jumper products until April 29, 2012! Don't forget that April is also FREE SAMPLE month! I'm tempted to snag that musical walking mat for my youngest, he would love it!

Canadian Deal Alert: FREE MILK

Do I have your attention!!! That's right....FREE MILK! Starting tomorrow, Friday April 27th Loblaws/Independent will have Neilson TruTaste Milk on for $1. Use this coupon to get your milk for free!

Don't forget you can also price match this item at Walmart and use your coupon there (if you have a Walmart near you).

Canadian Coupon Alert: Some New P&G Coupons

Head on over to P&G Brandsaver to grab some more coupons! There are a couple of new releases that weren't available to me last time including the Pampers coupons. Happy Saving!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FREE EVENT: Yoga for Tween Girls @ The Yoga Loft

Here's a great upcoming event for those who live in the Lindsay area.

The Yoga Loft is offering a FREE yoga class for tween girls (ages 9-12) on Saturday May 5th from 2:30-3:30pm. Looking for more info? Visit or drop an email to or call 705-320-8913. There's also a great link on The Yoga Loft Facebook Page to an article on Yoga Benefits Teen Mental Health.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FREE EVENT: Kindermusik Demo Class

Want to know what to expect from a Kindermusik class? Why not attend a FREE Demo class! Bring all siblings, parents/grandparents are welcome too!

Kindermusik is a child-centred music & movement program specially designed to enhance the development of every area of a child's brain! Best of all children get to learn from their most important and effective teacher, their parents!! Why not check us out! 

Please let Lisa know in advance if you plan on attending, who will be attending with you, and the age of the child. If you prefer to let her know privately rather than in a public forum in order to preserve your child(ren)'s online privacy & safety, Parents are welcome to email or call me at 705-928-1876
Please feel free to pass this invite along to any Mom's who may be interested!! Keep up to date with future Demo classes, FREE Parent's Nights and class info on Lisa's Kindermusik Facebook Page.

A Bit of Retail Therapy at Shoppers Drugmart

I had been saving a couple of FPC's (free product coupons) for a rainy, or in this case snowy, day so when the boys and I went to mail some parcels today we decided to indulge in a bit of retail therapy! Here was my haul:

  • 3x Irish Spring Body Wash- SALE $2.99 each-3x$2.00 coupons from coupon insert (and these happen to have BONUS POINTS this week so if you are holding onto coupons now is a great time to use them!)
  • Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Colour- $15.99-FPC=FREE
  • Vaseline Lotion: $6.49-FPC=FREE
  • Armstrong Cheese- SALE $3.99
  • Chocolate Milk- SALE $99cents
  • 3xWinter Hats- CLEARANCE 25cents each!
  • Winter Gloves- CLEARANCE 25cents
Total Retail Value: $51.52
Total Out of Pocket: $10.30
Total Optimum Points Earned: 680

Canadian Coupon Alert: $1 Off Peek Freans Cookies

If you stop by Peak Freans Facebook Page you can snag your Save $1 off any Peek Freans Lifestyle Selections Cookies coupon. You can frequently find these yummy treats on sale for $1.99 so with the coupon that's only 99cents a box! I absolutely LOVE the Blueberry Brown Sugar Ones...amazing with a good cup of coffee or tea!

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist

Hurry over to to grab your coupon for a FREE Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist! These won't last long!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Top 10 Deals Around Town (April 20-26)

Ready to shop? Here are my top 10 deals around town this week!
  1. Lever 2000 Bar Soap or Body Wash- Food Basics- SALE $1.64- $1 Tearpad coupon=64cents! 
  2. Royal Gala Apples- Food Basics- SALE 64cents/lb
  3. Prime Chicken Drumsticks- Food Basics- SALE $1.89/lb
  4. Fantastic Trigger- Giant Tiger- SALE $1.99- B1G1 FREE insert coupon= $1 each
  5. Vim Cream- Giant Tiger-SALE $1.99-$1 insert coupon
  6. Oasis 8pk Juice Boxes-Loblaws- SALE $2-$1coupon from Allens Apple Juice Tins
  7. Bullseye BBQ Sauce-Loblaws- SALE $1.99-B1G1 Free coupon from insert= $1 each 
  8. Van Houtte Ground Coffee 300g- SALE $5.99-$2 coupon from $3.99 (I love having some of the flavoured coffees around for a special treat in the afternoon when the kids are napping..mmmmm)
  9. Rice Krispie Squares- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE $2.49- $1.50 coupon from here
  10. Irish Spring Body Wash- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE $2.99-$2 insert coupon
Find a great deal this week? I'd love to hear about it! Be sure to share in the comments below:)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Beauty Sampler from Brandsampler

The P&G Beauty&Grooming Brandsampler is now available. Even if you have a P&G brandsaver account you will need to sign up for the beauty and grooming package. The samples I was able to order are:
*Oil of Olay
*Gillette Fusion Proglide (my hubby just loves this razor)

Canadian Deal Alert: $1 Small Frozen Lemonade at Tim Hortons

Hopefully we have some warmer weather and sunshine shortly and can enjoy this lovely treat!
Tim Hortons is selling their brand new frozen lemonade for only $1 (small size).
Valid for a limited time only.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Team Abnegation $100 Giveaway

Harry Potter - Twilight - The Hunger Games 

What is the next big thing?

Divergent by Veronica Roth!
All throughout the month of April fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series are promoting the upcoming release of her book Insurgent through various contests, group efforts, and more!

If you have never heard of the Divergent Series you are missing out.

Learn more about the series on the Publisher's Website.

This $100 Amazon Gift Code Giveaway was organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and is brought to you by a large group of Bloggers who are showing their support for the Faction Abnegation by posting this giveaway on their blog.
All entries are done via the Rafflecopter Form. (Yes I know it is ridiculously long. We had a lot of people sign up to support Team Abnegation! There is a +25 Clicking Bonus if you make it all the way through the rafflecopter and follow & like everyone). 

Open to anyone 18 or older who can legally receive and use an Amazon Gift Card Code. The Rafflecopter accepts entries from 12:01 AM on April 18th to 11:59 PM on April 30th. 
Enter daily to better your chances of winning.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wagjag: 51% off Cirque Mondo Tickets

Here's a great Wagjag for those looking to take the kids to something special. Save 51% off Cirque Mondo Tickets. There are a couple of show dates available, be sure to select your location at checkout:
  • $26 for the show in Peterborough on May 13 at 3pm OR 7pm (a $52 value)
  • $25 for the show in Whitby on May 14 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm (a $51 value)
  • $24 for the show in Bowmanville on May 15 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm (a $49 value)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Canadian Deal Alert: $1 Fruit Smoothies at McDonalds's a tasty treat! From April 16-22 stop by your local McDonalds to enjoy a snack size Fruit Smoothie for just $1+tax! What flavour are you going to try?

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Top 10 Deals Around Town This Week (April 13-19)

Here are this week's Top 10 Deals! 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. Ziploc Bags (40's)- Walmart (if you happen to be going that way)- Sale $1.00-$1.00coupon from here=FREE
  2. Saturday April 14th- Shoppers Drugmart- 20x Points when you spend $50 or more
  3. Sunday/Monday Only- Shoppers Drugmart- Always Maxi Pads or Liners- SALE- $2.99- $1 coupon from here= $1.99
  4. Oasis Juice- Shoppers Drugmart- SALE 2/$5- 2x$1.25 coupons from Allens Apple Juice Tins= $1.25 each
  5.  Broccoli- Food Basics- SALE 77cents each
  6. 5lb Potatoes- Food Basics- SALE $1.88 each
  7. 3lb MacIntosh Apples- Food Basics- SALE $1.88 each
  8. Dempsters Whole Grains-Food Basics- SALE 2/$5.00 – BOGO FREE coupon = $1.25each
  9. Irish Spring Body Wash- Loblaws- SALE $2.99 – $2.00 (insert) = $0.99 
  10. PC Whole Chicken- Loblaws- $2.79/lb

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $4 in Savings Found on Specially Marked Ziploc Products

    I'm excited to see what the saving are! Check out specially marked Ziploc Products for $4 in fresh savings. It says that there are savings for items that we don't typically see a lot of coupons for (vegetables and chicken).

    If anyone has spied any of these specially marked packages in our town please let us know in a comment below:) I'm heading out today to do a bit of shopping for my little guys bday so I'll see if I can hunt any down.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Swagbucks is Looking for The Swag Mom...Winner gets a trip to Vegas!

    Starting today, Swagbucks is looking for The Swag Mom, and it could be you!

    You'll be able to nominate a friend or yourself, and if you get the most votes, you'll win the Grand Prize: A trip for two to Los Angeles, where you'll board a Private Jet Charter to Las Vegas for a relaxing two night Spa Vacation! Even if you don't win the grand prize, you could win an identical trip for two just for voting! Be sure to check  for all the details! Winner to be announced on Mother's Day! Wouldn't THAT just make my day!!!!!

    So go ahead, don't be shy, get those nominations started!!!!!

    Extra Pocket Change: Opinion Outpost

    I have had plenty of inquiries lately about additional online earning opportunities. Today I thought I would share with you another company who I have enjoyed doing surveys for Opinion Outpost . I went through a bit of a blip when they separated their Canadian and US sites where I had some difficulties signing in and with redemption but those all seem to have been resolved. I also find with this site that if you don't jump on a survey opportunity right away then they tend to fill up fast. What I do like is that survey points are awarded right away and the surveys are generally fairly short and easy. They also have a spin and win feature that you can do if you are disqualified from a survey to still try and earn points. A neat idea!

    For additional online earning opportunities be sure to check out the rest of my Extra Pocket Change posts. 

    Monday, April 9, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.00 off Kraft Singles White Cheddar

    A must have yummy treat in our house. My little guy eats these as snacks!!! Save $1.00 off Kraft Singles White Cheddar with this new coupon.

    5 Links Worth Reading

    Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I'm off to my sister-in-laws today so here are some links worth reading to tide you over until tonight when I can post some new deals for you! Also don't forget to enter Kawartha Bargains very first giveaway for a Split Pack Prize Pack from Lovable Labels valued at almost $50!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: $1.00 off Van Houtte Coffee

    Save $1.00 on Van Houtte Coffee with this new coupon from GoCoupons

    Lovable Labels Review and GIVEAWAY!

    It's hard to believe but my oldest will be heading off to school in the fall and with that comes labeling, labeling, labeling. I was thrilled to be able to review Lovable Labels Split Pack to help us get organized and my boys were happy to be able to stake claim on their belongings! 

    Not only was my oldest thrilled to have his own personalized stickers (you rarely find his name on any of the "personalized" merchandise in the store) he was excited that they were blue (lots of colours to choose from) and most of all that there was a TRAIN on them!! (lots of designs to pick from) Off he went with his special labels and got to work! 


    We put them on cups and the container we use for crayons, shoes and shirts and yes even his own trains got some (although that still doesn't keep his little brother from trying to take them). We put things in the dishwasher, the microwave, the bathtub, left a cup in the snow by accident, had a baby chew on them and I must say....Lovable Labels really do take a lot of lovin! Not even an edge of a label has come free. 

    The Split Pack is a large value pack, 1 design, 2 names! Perfect for siblings, cousins and BFFs! They are Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, UV Resistant. Each child receives the following:
    Quantity: (per child)
    15 Sticker Labels
    40 Slimline Labels
    12 Shoe Labels
    24 Press n' Stick Clothing DOTS™
    This pack is valued at $49.95 before taxes and shipping


    Lovable Labels has generously supplied us with a pack of "Split Pack" for one lucky winner!  Thanks, Lovable Labels!

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    This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Minute Maid Frozen Treats

    Time to get ready for summer!!!
    Fill in your information to request a coupon for Minute Maid Frozen treats.
    The coupon will be delivered in 6-8 weeks.  Limit one coupon per household

    Canadian Coupon Alert: New P&G Brandsaver Coupons Now Available!

    Today's the day! $113 in new P&G Brandsaver coupons are available!

    I'm not sure when the insert will be in the newspaper (but it should be this weekend) so keep an eye out in the weekend edition of the Lindsay Post/ Peterborough Examiner for your copy!

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012


    This site is new for me and was SUPER slow this morning but I have successfully ordered my first round of samples. Here is what I was able to order based on my questionnaire answers:

    *Sensodyne Sensitivity Toothpaste
    *Scrubbing Bubbles® Bathroom Cleaner with Colour Power Technology
     *Sensodyne Comfort
    *Quaker® Harvest Crunch® Ancient Grains Granola Bars
    *Toothbrush - Soft
    *John Frieda® Full Repair™ Full Body Shampoo and Conditioner
    *Sunlight® OxiAction Lemon Fresh Dishwasher Power Pacs
     *Jergens® Natural Glow™ Firming Daily Moisturizer

    Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Tub of Nordica Cottage Cheese

    Visit Nordica on Facebook and like them to receive a FREE tub or pack of Nordica Cottage Cheese.
    You will be redirected to to order your coupon.

    Canadian Freebie Alert: Free 6x8 Easter Portrait at Blacks

    It's BACK! Free 6x8 portrait time at Blacks! I took my kiddos in for the Valentines portrait and I just love it!

    Now through April 8th visit your local Blacks location for a no strings attached 6x8 Easter portrait. Feel free to bring along any fun Easter props.

    Canadian Deal Alert: Free Sample Month at!

    Receive various FREE samples at with your purchase this month. Don't forget shipping is FREE!
    - 1 free sample when you spend $30
    - 3 free samples when you spend $50
    - 5 free samples when you spend $75+
    Valid until April 30, 2012.

    Monday, April 2, 2012

    Canadian Deal Alert: Customer Appreciation Event at Shoppers Drugmart

    Tomorrow is a Shoppers Customer Appreciation Event! Save 20% off all regular priced merchandise when you spend $50 or more at Shoppers Drug Mart with this coupon.
    Valid April 3, 2012 only.

    FREE EVENT: Kindermusik with Lisa Demo Classes for April

    A great way to introduce your child to the fun world of music and movement! Demo Classes are FREE so come and see if Kindermusik is right for your little one. Space is limited for each class so be sure to visit Lisa's Facebook Page to keep up to date on all of her events AND to pre-register for your spot!
    Here's the upcoming FREE DEMO CLASS schedule for April:
    • Tuesday April 10th @ 1:00 p.m.
    • Thursday April 12 @ 10:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday April 18th @ 11:00 a.m. 
    •  Tuesday April 24th @ 1:30 p.m
    For mom's looking for a fun night out be sure to join Lisa for FREE PARENT'S NIGHTS! A great chance to get out, have a cup of coffee, meet some new people and have a good time. Stop by on April 10th starting at 7:30pm for an enjoyable evening of crafting fun (or just come out and have a coffee and a chat)!

    Canadian Coupon Alert: New Websaver Coupons

    There are some new coupons on right now:
    - $1 off Kellogg’s Special K Fruit Crisps
    - $1 off Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    March Round Up

    March was a busy month with March Break visits, a bout of the flu and almost a whole week with spuradic internet...oh my! Despite all of that I am pleased with how things have come along this month.

    My March Goals were:
    • On my Looking Ahead to 2012 list March is DESTASH month! I did great on this point! I have tons of items ready for the Mom to Mom sale, got rid of two giant garbage bags of clothes that aren't salvagable, sold a mirror online and got three other large items listed. Overall not too bad!
    • 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. The "test drive" has gone fairly well so far and we are continuing to tweak things before I begin to share them with you. In the meantime please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a question about anything you see on Kawartha Bargains, whether its how to earn more Swagbucks, cut your grocery bill or get started with coupons!
    • Continue to save, save, save, and share, share, share with all of you!Check and check. I am very happy with my savings this month and managed to score some great deals, including several freebies and have been posting consistently for all of you
    Looking ahead to April....
    • On my Looking Ahead to 2012 list my April goal was to BAKE something from scratch. If peanut butter cookies count then this goal is already accomplished however I'd like to add to my scratch cookie/muffin abilities since those are two well-loved treats in our house!
    • My first big blog giveaway!!! Watch for it to go live April 5th!
    • The Mom to Mom Sale is April 7th and I'm hoping to meet lots of new people and share Kawartha Bargains with them!
    • I will be Guest Posting on In R Dream hopefully in late April and watch for Tammy of In R Dreams to be a guest on Kawartha Bargains to share her knowledge of product testing and her journey.
    • My goal is to add a weekly listing of some of the great giveaways from around the blog world. After all....who doesn't want to win free stuff!!!
    Interested in how my crafty business month went? Get all the details here. What are you looking forward to in the month ahead?