Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WagJag: $7 for $30 coupons and 9 Piece Gift

Here is an awesome deal from WagJag for all of my fellow couponers.  Pay just $7 for a 9 piece sample pack with $30 of coupons included!  If you were one of the lucky ones that signed up for the Free Telus credit of $10 a month then you will get this absolutely free and still have credit left over!
I made sure to pick up one today.  Even though the deal says Calgary, you can get this from any city in Canada.
Click here to get this awesome deal!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bargain Moose

I know it has been a while since I last posted so I thought I should explain why.  I have been busy writing part time for another blog and I love doing it.  I am now writing for Bargain Moose which is an awesome website to find Canadian deals daily.  They offer coupons (both printable and coupon codes) on their blog and coupon forum.  They also have a great deals forum for daily deals.  It is the best website I have found to get online shopping deals and I am excited that I am a blog writer for the as well as managing the coupon forum.  Anytime you see a post by Krista that would be me.  It is a lot of fun since I am passionate about couponing and getting a great deal and theirs in the only website that I know of that does price comparisons on products to ensure the best deals!

Here is a post I did on the Seasonal and Monthly Sales Cycles for the month of February.  A little late in the month but I am currently working on one for March so make sure to check back to get some great deals in March!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

New Years Resolution: Get my House Organized One Week at a Time

One of my New Years resolutions this year is to get my house organized.  I am a fairly organized person but after the kids getting so many gifts at Christmas, I realized we have a lot of things that we don't need.  The plan is to assign a room of the house to each week starting this week until the house is all organized.  The way I figure it we will have our entire house in order by the end of March!
It may sound daunting but if you do only tackle one room or space a week it really isn't that much. This way by spring time we will be done and can have a garage sale to purge what we don't need.

All items that we don't want will go into 1 of 3 piles- Sell, Donate, Garbage
The point is to keep only things that we use and need. 

The Schedule:

Week 1- Organize the master bathroom and closet
  • go through closet and only keep clothes that fit me now and that I wear
  • organize linen closet in bathroom
  • organize kids bath toys and baby products better (use containers)
  • Make room in closet for craft supplies
  • Do any paint touch ups that need to be done if I have time

    Wednesday, 4 January 2012

    Seasonal/Monthly Sale Cycles and When to buy Items: January

    It is a start to a new year and our wallets are empty form spending over the holidays. Time to start stocking up and using coupons at the right times for that extra savings. Every month has predictable items that will go on sale.  We call these sale cycles.  I try to stock up on these items when they are at their cheapest to save money in the long run.

    Here is what to look out for in the month of January to get the best savings. 

    Bananas, Beets, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Pomegranate,  Potato, Rhubarb, Squash, Sweet potato, Tangerine, diet foods, diet drinks, hot beverages, tv dinners, oatmeal, soups, chilli's

    Clearance Items:
    Christmas and New Years items, red/green/silver/gold items(dinning ware and house hold items), calendars, candles, day timers and organizers, wrapping paper, cards

    A lot of store have "white sales" in January so the best things to get are coats, boots, hats, mitts, scarves, sweaters

    Household Items:
    Many New Years resolutions call ofr organization so any type of organizing containers usually go on sale, lable makers, linens (white sales), towels and sheets

    Personal Care:
    Cold medications,cough drops, flu medication, nicotine related products (for those who want to quit for the new year), diet products and any weight loss or diet  food products

    Gym memberships discounts, bicycles, electronics, houses, home gym equipment

    If you are a couponer as well you will get some really great deals in January.  Save your coupons (as long as they don't expire first) for the right monthly sales to get the best bang for your buck!

    Wednesday, 28 December 2011

    Wagjag Deal: 75% Off Photo Books at Picaboo

    This is a really good deal that I took advantage of today.  Get a voucher from Wagjag for a Picaboo photo book for just $10.  I have so many pictures on my computer and one of my new years resolutions it to put them into albums.  At Picaboo they do that for you.  I have used this site before and they help you make beautiful photo albums. 

    The regular price of these photo books are around 40 when finished so you would save $30 with this voucher (75% saved!!!) You are allowed to buy 2 vouchers per person.
    Click on the link below and get your voucher.

    The sale at Wagjag ends December 30th.

    Monday, 12 December 2011

    Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Sticks

    This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes I have ever done!  I made them the other night and we put one of the sticks in our hot chocolate for a treat and it was deliciously addictive!  This was also very inexpensive to make and would be a great little homemade holiday gift for someone.
    Here is my recipe:
    • 3 small marshmallows or 1 large marshmallow per stick
    • milk or dark chocolate melted (amount depends on how many you want to make)
    • candy canes
    • stir sticks, candy sticks or large toothpicks
    1.  Take the marshmallows and put them on the sticks
    2. Melt chocolate in microwave until soft 
    3. Put desired amount of candy canes in a ziplock baggie and break (I used a small hammer)
    4. Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate then roll them in the candy canes
    5. Cool in the fridge for a few minutes
    6. Serve in hot chocolate!

    Friday, 9 December 2011

    FREE $10 American Apparel Gift Card Today Only!!!

    Today only while supplies last over at Fab Find they are offering a $10 American Apparel Gift Card for FREE!!!  All you have to do is click on the link below to get yours.  The link is through the Toronto site but you can use the gift card anywhere in Canada.
    Hurry because they are down to just over 4000 left now!
    Click here to get your FREE Gift Card!