Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pampers Gifts to Grow Bonus Code

Saving up those points for some holiday gifts? Here is another new code for Pampers Gifts to Grow that will give you 10 FREE points in your account.
FBHA012PR46DY12 – 10 Points (Valid until November 5, 2012)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Swagbucks Swag Code Haunt this Monday!

For all of you fans of Swagbucks, this Monday will be a terrorizing treat: an all-day Swag Code Haunt where you can get multiple codes that add up to 70 reward points that you can use to get free stuff on Swagbucks.com. The fun begins at 4am PDT on their blog and you should download this image - it's got a bunch of hidden images that will serve as clues to help you get codes all day long. New to Swagbucks? Enter CODEHAUNT during sign up to start with 100 Swag Bucks! Happy Haunting...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Coupon for Natrel Baboo

I love having this on hand when my little one is going through a picky phase or isn't feeling well. Receive a FREE Natrel Baboo coupon from Save.ca, when you “Like” Natrel Baboo on Facebook.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shoppers Drugmart Bonus Redemption This Weekend



This weekend is a bonus redemption at Shoppers Drug Mart.
95,000 points is worth $200 (regular $170)
50,000 points is worth $100 (regular $85)
Valid October 27-28, 2012 only.

 

Canadian Freebie Alert: Free Small Coffee at McDonalds

My absolute favourite promotion! Receive a FREE small hot coffee from McDonalds!
Valid October 29-November 4, 2012 only.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Make Some Holiday $$$: Online Surveys

Online surveys can be another great way to put a couple of extra dollars in your pocket over the holiday season. Some sites take several weeks to credit your points for a survey and you usually need to do several surveys before you have enough points to cash out. Don't wait until mid-December to get started! Surveys tend to go in cycles, sometimes I receive a lot of them (early fall, early spring are usually good times to get alot of surveys as companies are looking for feedback on new product lines). 
Here are some of my favourite survey sites that are completely legit:
If you have any questions feel free to ask and remember that if something seems too good to be true it probably is so be careful with your personal info. Do you have any favourite survey sites? 

Other posts in this series:
Make Some Holiday $$$: Lindsay Mom2Mom sale

Monday, October 22, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: Save $1 on Maybelline New York


Just in time for all of those holiday pictures! Save $1 off any Maybelline New York Product with this Websaver.ca coupon.

Menu Plan for Week of Oct.22nd

Well better late than never! Things have been a little hectic lately but I'm hoping to get back to some serious posting this week (cross your fingers!) Here's what's on the menu for this week:

Breakfast/Snacks:
*Egg Salad
*Cereal
*Yogurt
*Fruit
*2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins (this time I used Chocolate Cake mix and let me just say YUM!!)
*Crackers

Lunch:
*Tuna Pasta Salad
*leftover stew
*grilled cheese and soup
*Easy Peasy Pizza Pockets with veggies and dip

Dinner:
*Stew
*Tacos
*Homemade Burger
*BBQ Chicken, acorn squash (recipe to come) and rice

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shoppers Drugmart 20X Points Event Saturday Oct.20th

This Saturday October 20th is another 20X the points event when you spend $50 or more on almost anything in the store. I'll have my shopping list ready for you shortly to help give you some ideas.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Swagbucks: Shop and Earn now Available for Canadians!


I'm so happy to see all of the wonderful new features being made to Canadian Swagbucks users. There is still plenty of time to start earning gift cards or paypal money before the holidays and now you can even earn while you shop!


Swagbucks has a new category on their site for Canadians: Shop & Earn
http://www.swagbucks.com/shop?dt=list&mode=m&cat=29&srt=4
If you shop online through their site you earn Swagbucks for every dollar you spend. Walmart.ca is included, and so is Naturalizer, Lancome, Kobo, Starbucks, Roots, iTunes, UnderArmour, Lego, The Children’s Place, Tiger Direct, LeapFrog and Yves Rocher. Just in time for the holidays!

Make Some Holiday $$$

Only 70 days until Christmas!! Are you looking for ways to boost your holiday budget this year? Be sure to check out my Extra Pocket Change Tab to find plenty of great ways to start earning gift cards, paypal cash and merchandise. I will also be posting a weekly feature with other ways to earn extra money to put towards your holiday shopping and/or tips to help stretch those dollars. Be sure to visit the first post in the series: Make Some Holiday Cash: Lindsay Mom2Mom Sale.
What ideas do you have for making or stretching those hard earned dollars at this time of the year?

Canadian Coupon Alert: TONS of new Websaver Coupons

  • There are a ton of new Mattel coupons on Websaver.ca right now just in time for holiday shopping! There are a couple that I'm excited for with Thomas and Jake and the Neverland Pirate fans in my house:
    • $15 off any FisherPrice Swing, $129 and up
    • $10 off any Fish-Price Jumperoo, $99 and up
    • $5 off any Fisher-Price Stand up Ballcano
    • $5 off any Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
    • $10 off any Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace or Imaginex Eagle Talon Castle
    • $5 off any Fisher-Price Amazing Animals Sing-Along Choo Choo
    • $10 off any Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy
    • $10 off any Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park
    • $5 off Fisher-Price Fantastic Gymnastics Dora
    • $10 off any Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Risky Rails Bridge Drop
    • $5 off any Fisher-Price Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky or M3 Master Moves Mickey

    There are also a couple of new non-toy coupons available:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shoppers Drugmart Huggies Bonus Points Offer

Need to top up your Shoppers Optimum points and have a little one? Here's a great chance. I've heard a rumour that this upcoming Saturday Oct.20th will be a 20x the points event AND that Huggies Baby Wipes will be on sale AND this bonus points offer is valid from Saturday, October 6, 2012 to Friday, November 2, 2012. Needless to say great deal! Unfortunately I can't wait until Saturday to get wipes (although I will also be stocking up then) so I'll update on my Facebook Page later today after I check out what is included in the points offer.

Get 2,500 Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®* when you purchase any participating package of HUGGIES® Newborn, Size 1, Size 2 diapers or HUGGIES® Baby wipes.

Well.ca Overstock Sale

Well.ca are having an end of season overstock sale and there are tons of items to check out including deals on baby, pets, personal care, and cooking just to name afew.  Click here to view the sale items.  I love that shipping is free and did you know that they also take paypal? Happy shopping!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel: 49cents after coupon at Loblaws

Didn't get your coupons in time for the sale at Walmart last week? Never fear! You can once again snag this great deal...this time at Loblaws (Oct.12-18)
Edge Shave Gel @ $2.49

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deal Alert: Great Stocking Stuffer Idea from Amazon.ca

This would be a fun addition to any stocking this holiday season (my hubby would love it!)
Amazon.ca is selling this Monopoly Slots Pocket Pogo game for only $3.99 right now.
The regular price is $22.99, so this is a savings of 83%!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Canadian Coupon Alert: $1 off Kraft Philidelphia Cooking Creme...now for mailout

 The coupon for $1 off the purchase of Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Creme that was previously only available as a printable is now available for mail! Visit save.ca to order yours. The coupon for $1 off Philadelphia Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese is also available for reorder by mail. Mmmmmmm....lots of garlic mashed potatos in our future meal plans!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Free Ebook: Saving with Menu Planning

Yet another fabulous resource for those who are looking to save a dollar! Be sure to grab your free copy of  Saving with Menu Planning.
Be sure to check that it is still free before you order.

Don't have a Kindle? You can download the latest Kindle for PC here (I love mine!)

Pampers Gifts to Grow Bonus Code

Here is a new code for Pampers Gifts to Grow that will give you 10 FREE points in your account.
FB9CANDATXDY912 – 10 Points (Valid until October 14, 2012)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Make Some Holiday $$$: Lindsay Mom2Mom Sale Christmas Edition

I have just started working on a series of weekly posts on how to earn some extra cash for the holidays. One fabulous way is to destash some of your gently used items (especially kids clothing and toys). There are many ways to do this including a Mom2Mom sale. The bonus to a sale such as this is that it is high traffic and so you can unload ALOT of items in a short amount of time without having to juggle babies on your hip while you try to take pictures of your items and post them on an online buy and sell site (which does have its advantages too but that's a later post). Also proceeds from the sale (admission and table fees) go towards helping a great cause.

I'm happy to announce that there will be a Christmas Edition of the Lindsay Mom2Mom Sale to be held on November 10th from 930-1230 at the Lindsay Boys and Girls Club. Mom Tables for selling gently used clothing and toys are $10 each and if you are a local artisan there are also vendor spots available for just $35. Your table fee also includes lunch (pizza and pop) for one person. Spaces are limited so be sure to contact the show organizer ASAP if you are interested in a space. You can email her at smthshan@hotmail.com.

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Grocery List Week of Oct5-11

If you've been following along on my grocery budget challenge then you will know that ON AVERAGE I have managed to stick to approx. $65/week. Some weeks were a little more and some a little less. This week, however, there are some great deals (like peanut butter) that I don't want to pass up. One thing to keep in mind when sticking to a budget like this is to plan ahead. I KNOW that we use a lot of peanut butter so by stocking up when it is on sale for a great price it will filter through to help me save on my budget in later week's/months.
Here's my shopping list for this week to go with our meal plan. Tentative total: $86.81 +taxes (if I manage to get a turkey)

Food Basics:

    • Turkey- SALE 88cents/lb (since its already mid-morning of Fri I'm not sure if there will even be any left by the time I get there but I have my fingers crossed, this would be for a week in Nov. anyways so there's always time to revamp the plan if they are out)
    • 2xCake mixes 88cents each
    • 2x canned pumpkin $1.30each
    • Burger Buns $2
    • 2lbs sweet potatos 88cents/lb
    • cheese slices $2.49 
    • 2lbs apples 88cents/lb
    • can of diced tomatos $1
    • Tostitos $1.97
    • case of pop $4.77-$2 coupon
    • 2x Peanut Butter $2.49each
    • Total: $33.09(with turkey)
    Shoppers Drugmart
    • Milk x2- $8.40
    • Coffee Cream $1.98
    • Rice Side 99cents
    • Total: $11.37
    Loblaws:
    Nesbitt's Meat Shop:
    • 1.5lbs medium ground beef $4.50(ish)
    • 2lbs lean ground beef $8
    • 2 butterfly pork chops $6 (but WELL worth it!) 
    • Total: $18.50
    Rexall:
    •  3xWheat Thins -$1.49-3x50cents off tearpad coupons
    • Total: $2.97
    Walmart:

    Menu Plan Week of Oct 5-11

    This week's menu plan is pretty basic but delicious all the same.  Have a recipe or tip to share? I'd love to hear. Feel free to post on Kawartha Bargains Facebook Page as well!

    Meal Plan:
    Breakfasts/Snacks

    • Cereal x3
    • Egg Salad Sandwiches
    • Pumpkin Muffins (I'm going to try making some using a chocolate mix...mmmm)
    • Cheese and Crackers
    • Veggies and Dip
    • fruit
    • homemade oatmeal packages (recipe to come)
    • yogurt
    Lunches
    •   Leftovers
    • Pizza
    • Grilled cheese and soup
    • Ham sandwiches
    • Egg Salad
    • Tuna Pasta
    Dinners

    • Homemade hamburgers
    • Turkey dinner at my sisters
    • Chili
    • Tacos
    • Chicken and sweet potatos
    • Pork Chops and rice

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Save $1.50 on any Villaggio Product

    Pair this AMAZING coupon with a sale (I've seen them on for $1.99) and that's a super deal! Click here to grab your coupon!

    DEAL ALERT: 46cent Shave Gel after coupons at Walmart


    I don't live close to a Walmart but next week I have to make a trip to a nearby town for an appointment and it DOES have a Walmart. While we are there we will be certainly be after this deal! Tops on my list: Skintimate and Edge shave gel are on sale for $2.46 at Walmart this week.
    Use the following coupons, and get them for only $0.46 each!
    Valid October 5-11, 2012 only.

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Lots of NEW Websaver coupons


    WOW there have been a ton of great coupons lately. Here are some of the newest additions to webSaver.ca:
    • Save $5.00 off Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle system product
    • Save $0.50 off any Celestial Seasonings product
    • Save $2.00 off any Tenderflake AND any Europe’s Best product
    • Save $1.00 off Dulcolax tablets (Print only)
    • Save $1.00 off Lilydale Oven Roasted, Carved Chicken Breasts
    • Save $1.00 off Resolve Carpet cleaner (Print only)
    • Save $1.00 off Finish Quantum (Print only)
    Click here to order or print your coupons from webSaver.ca.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Swagbucks Scream Challenge! I'm on Team Vampire

    Today marks the start of the Scream Challenge: Zombies vs. Vampires. From now until the end of October, Swaggernauts will have the chance to join a team (Zombies or Vampires) and earn points for their team by completing the Daily Ghoul Meter. Every day is another chance to score a point and help your team rise from the dead. The team with the most points at the end of the month is declared ultimate monster and the winning team gets even more bonus Swag Bucks.

    Even if you aren't on the winning team, there are ways to earn bonus Swag Bucks for as little as completing five (5) days of your Daily Ghoul Meter throughout the month. The more days you complete, the more opportunity you have to win bonus Swag Bucks. Who knew the undead were so ready to reward you with more? I'm on team Vampire! Click here to join your team!

    The multiple tiers of bonus Swag Bucks is a lot to take in for us mere mortals, so here's a quick breakdown of the bonuses:
    If you’re on the Winning Team, the team with the most points at the end of the challenge (10/31), this is what you will earn:
    If you contributed between 5 – 19 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 40 SBs.

    If you contributed between 20 – 30 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 150 SBs.
    
If you contributed 29 points you will earn your  daily bonuses + 150 Special Bonus points + 150 SBs for reaching your goal every day of the month.

    If you’re on the Runner Up Team, this is what you will earn:
    If you contributed between 5 – 19 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 30 SBs
.
    If you contributed between 20 – 30 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 130 SBs
.
    If you contributed 29 points you will earn your daily bonuses + 150 Special Bonus points + 130 SBs for reaching your goal every day of the month.
    To learn more about our challenge, take a look at the detailed blog post here. Check the SB Originals page on SBTV later today for a video tutorial of how it works

    If you STILL have not joined Swagbucks and started earning your way towards FREE STUFF, including paypal cash, Amazon.ca gift cards and much much more then what are you waiting for?! It's free to join, completely legit and TONS of fun. Feel free to email me or message me on my Facebook page if you have any questions or need some tips on how to get started.

    Canadian Coupon Alert: Save $1 on Special K Chocolate Crisps

    Save $1 on the purchase of Special K Chocolate Crisps with this new coupon available through webSaver.ca. Click here to order or print your coupon through the Kellogg's webSaver portal.

    In R Dream: Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite Book & DVD Giveaway { @KobaEntertain }

    Here's a great giveaway for those with little ones who ♥ Max & Ruby. 
    In R Dream: Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite Book & DVD Giveaway { @KobaEntertain }

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Canadian FREEBIE ALERT: New Samplesource Packages are LIVE!


    There are TONS of samples available. Here’s what I was able to snag:
    • Sensodyne Rapid Relief Toothpaste
    • Nivea Smooth Replenishing Body Lotion
    • Quaker Harvest Crunch Granola Bars
    • Breathe Right Nasal Strips
    • Sunlight Dishwasher Pacs
    • Sunlight Laundry Pacs
    • TUMS Freshers
    • Schick Hydro 5 Razor for Men
    I was also able to select a free 3 month magazine to either Canadian Living, Elle, Hockey News or Style at Home!
    After you order your samples, you must click the link in a confirmation email that is sent to you, to verify your order.
    Order your FREE samples from SampleSource!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Recipe: Easy Peasy Pizza Pockets

    I had originally intended on using my Tenderflake for these (if you are following along with my weekly meal plan and grocery list you would find it on there) but since the chocolate crescents weren't part of the sale I decided to give the weiner wraps a try. My kids like the McCain Pizza Pockets which are more doughy as opposed to flaky anyways so I thought this might be a closer match. I'm sure you could use your own homemade dough as well but for those who are still looking for a frugal and fast fix (not to mention they are a bit better for you then the frozen kind) these were FABULOUS! My little guy helped me to assemble them and thought it was tons of fun!


    Ingredients:
    *Tomato sauce
    *Shredded cheese
    *Veggies of choice
    *Meat of choice (I used leftover roasted chicken today)
    *One tube of Pillsbury Weiner Wraps

    Instructions:
    *Unroll and seperate dough on a cookie sheet
    *Spread each dough section with tomato sauce
    *Top with shredded cheese veggies and meat
    *Fold over to make a pocket (I pinched the edges on some and not on others and both methods worked out fine)
    *Bake in preheated 375degree oven for 13-16 minutes.