Saturday, 31 March 2012

Linen Chest Day #8

Not a coupon but great little contest!

Coupons Rule!

So I am back from Metro. Went early when the store was basically empty. I had lots of FPC ready in hand. Bev the friendly cashier helped me complete the order in record time. Here is the breakdown:

Transaction #1
  • $121.04 regular priced items
  • Store sales -$20.64
  • FPC $58.15
  • Total OOP $41.25 - $15.00 mail in rebate from Dare  =  $26.25
  • Savings of $93.79 or 77.49 %
  • 65 Air Miles

Transaction #2
  • $85.12 regular priced items
  • Store sales -$2.37
  • FPC $55.51
  • Total OOP = $27.58
  • Savings of $57.54 or 67.60%
  • 44 Air Miles

Today's shopping trip would have cost $206.16. I spent $53.83 for a savings of $152.33 and used $113.66 in FPC! For an overall percentage of 73.89%. I also got 109 Air Miles (worth over $10.00 on a future visit by redeeming points) and $7.50 worth of coupons from various products.

My Metro Plan

This week Metro has the following special for Air Miles Collectors:
  • spend $60 get 20 Air Miles
  • spend $80 get 40 Air Miles
  • spend $100.00 get 60 Air Miles
Now spending $100.00 on groceries is just something I don't do. I mean unless I am hosting a party or something, $100.00 is a lot of food for me. But I have a lot of FPC (free product coupons) just burning a hole in my coupon binder. So I thought this would be a great time to use them up and get some extra Air Miles. Which now by the way can be turned into gift cards right at the register. Another deal they have at Metro right now is if you buy 5 Dare products they have a mail in rebate for $15.00. (Details below) So I am off to Metro in the morning to see how close I can get to $100.00 for free!

*Dare deal MIR (mail in rebate) offer ; Purchase 5 participating Dare products & receive a $15 gift card. of the 5, - 1 Breton product must be purchased to qualify. Products include:- Breton Crackers -  (on sale for $2.99 right now) Bear Paw Cookies -  (on sale for $2.99 right now)
- Dare Real Fruit Gummies (on sale for $1.99 right now) - Vinta Crackers - (on sale for $2.99 right now) Simple Pleasures Cookies (on sale for $2.99 right now)
Items must be purchased in one transaction, between March 26-June 15, 2012. Forms available at Customer Service or in store on shelf. MONEY MAKER! $4.00 in your pocket!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Free Hair Colour Coupons

Free John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Colour Samples
Look for the daily code on their Fan Page between March 12 to 30th at 12:00pm and use it for your Free sample of John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color.
500 samples given away daily.

GO to samples and enter one of these codes! These codes still work!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Swag Bucks GO!

Code up!  Not a member yet? Join here  Earn swagbucks to use for FREE gift cards. Just by doing everyday things you already do on the internet.


Less than 2000 left...GO NOW!    OVER  But they gave this message on their Facebook Page

"Wow, we've sure got some super speedy fans! Our "Watch it Grow" giveaway has now closed. Thanks for claiming your sheaf for a free box of Great Grains cereal. Expect a coupon in the mail within 3-5 weeks. If you missed out this time around, rest assured: there's a whole lot more to look forward to!"

Day 3 of Linen Chest

Today is DAY #3 of our ’10 Days of Giveaways’ and we're giving away a FREE Breville Smart Oven! Click here to enter:

Great Grains HURRY!

OVER---Free Great Grains cereal!
Go and get your coupon for a free box!  2600 Left!!!!!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Linen Chest Day #2

Only a few hours left to enter DAY #2 of our '10 Days of Giveaways'. We're giving away a FREE Bamboo sheet set! Click here to enter:

Toronto Star FREE

Great offer to have the Toronto Star delivered right to your door on Saturdays and Sundays for 3 months. Even better FREE coupons that come in a FREE paper.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Free Purex Samples!/PurexCanada  They are offering free samples to Canadians!

Trip to Las Vegas

There is a web site called Daily Draw that is a must for all. They do daily draws for gift cards and other things like todays draw a trip to Las Vegas! You sign up once and then it is a 1 click entry for each days prize. Simple!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Swag Bucks GO!  Go here to get 5 SB code you copy and paste.

Smart Source Flyer

This weekend is the Smart Source flyer. The Smart Source coupon insert due out for March 24, 2012. Sometimes it comes on the 22nd or 23rd.
(cover may look different)

So watch your newspapers and flyers. Here is what is scheduled to be in it:
$0.75 off Mott’s Garden Cocktail
$2 off High Liner Flame Savours (500g)
$1 off Palmolive Ultra (739ml)
$1 off Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
$1 off Colgate Optic White 360 Toothbrush
$1 off Fleecy Liquid Fabric Softener
BOGO FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Trigger or Aerosol
$1 off Fantastik Trigger
BOGO FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
$0.75 off any Bare Foot Product
$2 off Whiskas Multipack Tray or Pouch
$20 MIR for Bissell full size Deep Cleaning Machine
$10 MIR for Bissell compact/portable Deep Cleaning Machine
$3 off any Pedigree Dry Dog Food
$5 off WUS $10 on any AirWick Freshmatic Products
$5 off WUS $10 on any AirWick Scented Oil Products
$5 off WUS $10 on any Air Wick Candles

$2.00 Off Cahmere Coupon on Facebook!/Cashmere?sk=wall Order if you have not done so already!

Mail Call includes FPC Coupons

Recently Pepsi had a Superbowl Promo going on. You had to make a purchase between 12/25/2011 - 2/13/2012 and submissions must be postmarked by 2/29/2012. You had to purchase any of the following products: Purchase any combination of the following products for a total of $20 or more (before taxes) at  : Lays chips, Tostitos, Ruffles chips (180-420g all flavors), Ruffles salsa/dip (400ml/425g - all varieties), pepsi, mountain dew, mug, 7up, dr. pepper, crush, schwepps soft drinks (all sizes, all varieties), gatorade and G2 (all flavors, varieties, sizes) to receive a booklet with $20 worth of coupons.

My coupons came today! For those who don't know FPC mean FREE PRODUCT COUPON. Here are the coupons I received in the mail.
They include:
  • 1 Free 2L bottle of Pepsi, 7UP or Pepsi product
  • 1 Free 1.75 L bottle of Trop 50
  • 1 Free 6pkg Pepsi bottle products
  • 1 Free bag of Ruffles, Lays, Doritos, or Tostitos
  • 1 Free Bag of Smart Popcorn
  • 1 Free Baked Twistos Baked Snack Bites
Over $20.00 worth of FPC! Gotta love Free!!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Swag Bucks GO!

Code good till 5:30!
Code is a series of numbers right under the review stars. Looks something like this iMommy2oRXXX

The XXX will be different for your code. Get it now for 7SB.

Not on Swag Bucks yet? join for free and earn FR gift cards!

See this BLOG POST to find out all about Swag Bucks

Sunday, 18 March 2012

No Frills $1.88 Sale With Coupons

Went out today to No Frills for some of the great $1.88 sales this week. I also made a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a few things. Here is the shopping trip haul:

No Frills:
  • 4 x Resolve Spray and Wash reg. $4.57 on sale $1.88 - $2.00 coupon = - $0.48 overage
  • 3 x French's Deli Mustards reg. $2.47 on for $1.88 - $0.75 couon = $3.39
  • 4 x Taco Seasoning mix reg. $1.23 on sale for $0.88 = $3.52
  • 4 x Fajita Seasoning reg. $1.23 on sale for $0.88 = $3.52
  • 2 x Uncle Bens Bistro reg. $2.57 on sale for $1.88 - $0.75 coupon = $2.26
  • 4 x Clasico Pasta Sauce reg. $3.69 on sale for $1.88 = $7.52
  • 2 x Allens Apple Juice reg. $1.28 on sale for $0.88 = $1.76 (has $5.00 worth of coupons on it)
  • 2 x Soft Soap reg. $1.99 on sale for $0.88 -$1.00 coupons = -$0.24 overage
  • 4 Tangelos $1.83
Regular Price = $63.83
Total OOP=$23.68
  • 2 x Extend a Clean reg. $8.67 pm'ed to Metro $4.99 - $5.00 coupon = -$0.02 overage
  • 2 x Woolite reg. $3.98 - $3.00 coupon = $ 1.96
  • Garnier BB cream reg. $21.99 on sale $12.77 - $3.00 coupon = $9.77
  • 3 x Temptation cat snacks $1.64 - B2G1 = $3.28
  • 3 x Whiska $0.68 - B2G1 = $1.36
Regular Price =$53.79
Total OOP = $16.37

With a savings of $78.00 or 66.45% and $10.00 on Oasis Juice coupons for future use from Allens cans.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Free Lipton Tea Samples With Coupon

"Like" and order your free sample of Lipton Green Tea Super Fruit on Facebook. You get to pick from Super Fruit Black Current Vanilla, Passion Fruit Orange Jasmine and Red Goji Berry with Raaspberry. I got mine last week. The sent 2 teabags and a coupon. Free is Free!

Swag Bucks GO!

This is were you can find a free code for the next few hours. Copy the code at the bottom, right above Happy St. Patrick's Day. It's the series of numbers like this...  StPatricksDayALhbXX  The real code has numbers at the end instead of the XXs. Worth 8 Swag Bucks. EXPIRES at 10 pm tonight!

Coupons and Sales

I've said it before and I'll say it again, using coupons and sales together is the key to couponing in Canada. If you have watched the show on TLC called Extreme Couponer, then you know that those episodes show US citizens saving 100% almost every time. In Canada our couponing rules and regulations are different, but it is possible to save 50% to 80% off your weekly grocery bill. Waiting for sales to use your coupons doubles the bang for your buck. Collecting coupons and having them stocked so that when the sale is on you can take advantage of the best deals. Price matching is what I normally do. It saves me time and the gas money that it costs to drive all over town. But I wanted to show you that you can still save at least 50% if you are store loyal or uncomfortable price matching. That was my plan for today. I hit 2 stores that both have a rewards program that I belong to. I figured at least I could get a little more bang for my buck.

I headed out to Sobeys to take advantage of the 275 Sobeys points when you spend $25.00. I had a  BOGO (buy one get one free) to use and this is the perfect opportunity. You pay for the 1 item but you get awarded points for the 2 items you picked up. My shopping trip included these:

1 x Hamburger Helper ($3.00 coupon on the box for ground beef)= $1.99
2 x Stag Chili 2/$5.00 - $1.00 coupons = $4.00
2 x VH Steamers Reg. $4.27 on sale for $2.99 used a BOGO coupon so 2 for=$2.99
2 x K-Cups Reg. $10.49 on sale $9.49 - $2.00 coupons (500 bonus points) = $16.98
Medium Ground Beef Reg. $12.82 -50% off sticker = $6.41 - $3.00 coupon from Hamburger Helper = $3.41 for 1.342 kg of medium ground beef 73.40% off. $1.15lb for Meduim Ground
Tomatoes =$2.67
Grand Total $32.04 Regular Price $50.31 a Savings of $18.27 and earned $5.00 in Sobeys Point for future groceries and another $3.00 coupon for ground beef. So a savings of  $26.27 or 52.22%

Metro had some great sales that I could match up with Air Miles points. When I got there they also had some great deal on regular things I needed to purchase. These things had 50% off stickers and I was able to pair with a coupon. This is what the Metro shop looked like:

6 x Shirrif Pie Filling Reg. $2.00 on for 3/$5.00 with 5 AM = $10.00 and 10 Air Miles
Black Diamond Cheese Reg. $4.79 on for $3.79 - $0.75 coupon = $3.04
4 x Vileda scrubbers on for $1.49 used 2 save $3.00 WUB2 = FREE
Franks Hot Sauce $5.98 - $1.00 = $4.98
6 x Campbell's Broth Reg. $3.00 on for $1.99 and used $1.00 off WUB2 = $8.94
2 x Strawberries Sale 2/$4.00
2 x Taco Seasoning Reg. $1.89 on for 2/$3.00 = $3.00
Iceberg Lettuce $1.99
2 x Carnation Hot Chocolate Reg. $3.99 Sale $2.99 = $5.98
2 x Venus Embrace Razors Reg. $15.99 on 50% off and $2.00 coupon making each $6.00 = $12.00
Grand Total: $ 53.91 Regular Price $98.67 Savings of $44.76 and earned 13 Air Miles and 2 FPC for Stouffer's Bistro Sliders  a $7.98 savings. So a savings of $52.74 or 53.45%

Out of Pocket Today $85.95
Regular Price: $148.98
Savings of $63.03 cash and got the following as bonuses $3.00 ground beef coupon, $5.00 gift card for Sobeys, 13 Air Miles and 2 FPC for a future savings of $7.98 works out to a
Savings of 53.03%

Stay tuned for next week! My plan is to price match only FRESH foods. Bathing suit weather is just around the corner.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart $10.00 Tim Horton's Gift Card

If your thinking of shopping this weekend at Shoppers remember that if you spend $50.00 on March 17th and 18th you will get yourself a $10.00 Timmies Gift Card. They have some great deals in their flyers this week and they also have great weekly prices on eggs, milk and bread.

Zellers Coupon

Thinking of visiting Zellers this week? They have a $5.00 off when you spend $35.00 coupon on FB. March 16th till March 22nd. (click picture to get your coupon)

Swagbucks Earn Me FREE Gift Cards  Here is the link to join!

I have posted this before for others to get in on this money making website.  I have to say it is one of the simplest ways to earn free gift cards for places like  Each day I spend about 15 minutes and the points just add up.
 Here are my suggestions
1. Install the Tool Bar (I open it once a day to earn 1 SB)
2. I use the toolbar to search anything I need on the Internet. (average 25 SB per day)
3. NOSO is under the earn tab. Takes about 30 seconds to click through it. (You can do this once a day to earn 2SB)
4. Check this web site for SB codes posted throughout the day...
5. You can also do other things to earn points like surveys to earn mega SBs.

Here are my points from today: 61 SB

03/16/12Searching the Web10 SB
03/16/12Special Offer: SB Offers: Dodge30 SB
03/16/12Swag Code: Pot0Gold5 SB
03/16/12Searching the Web12 SB
03/16/12Bonus Swag Bucks: Toolbar Use1 SB
03/16/12Bonus Swag Bucks: NOSO Visit2 SB
03/16/12Bonus Swag Bucks: Daily Poll1 SB

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Resolve Coupon Made it FREE

Went to Zehrs again today. They have one of their store coupons (Coupon Zone) for $2.00 off Woolite and Resolve products. They happen to have a sale on Resolve for $1.99 regular price $2.97. Using the coupon I got this all for FREE!

They also have this deal at RCSS. This is what the coupon looks like:

Monday, 12 March 2012

Paper Product Haul

Today I went out to Zehrs. I usually do not shop there, as I find it to be expensive. But this week, they had some good deals on paper products and I just happened to have some great coupons to match with the sale. They had Bounty paper towels Reg. $8.99 on for $4.44, Charmin Toilet paper Reg. $10.99 on for $4.44 and Puffs Tissues Reg. $9.99 on for $4.44. These prices alone a good sales. I had a $6.00 off coupon when you bought all three. I actually had 2 of these coupons for $6.00 off. So for $59.94 regular price items I got them for $14.64! That is a savings of $45.30 or 75.58%!
P&G also has a special going on that if you spend $40.00 on their products you can mail in the bill and get a Health and Beauty Sampler which includes $50.00 in coupons. I purchased a few more items with coupons so that I can mail this in. See here for details.

Quantum Finish Free Sample Like their page and get a free sample of Finish.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Todays Price Matching & Coupons

Price Matching:
  • 4 x Scrubbing Bubbles Gels Reg. $4.57 PM'ed to Giant Tiger $2.98 and used a BOGO coupon so each box was $1.49 (savings of $12.32)
  • 4 x Casa di Mama and Ristorante Pizzas Reg. $3.97 PM'ed to Food Basics $2.88 and uses 2 $1.50 off when you buy 2. each pizza was $2.13 (savings $7.31)
  • Oasis OJ Reg. $1.37 PM'ed to Food Basics $0.99 - $0.50 coupon $0.44 (savings of  $0.93)
  • Ivory Body Wash $4.28 PM'ed to No Frills $2.99 and used a $3.00 off coupon (savings of $4.28)
  • Scrubbing Bubles Extend a Clean Reg. $8.67 PM'ed to Metro $4.99 used a $5.00 coupon (savings of $5.00)
  • Rice Crispy Granola Bars Reg. $2.68 on for $1.67 and used a $1.50 off coupon $0.17 (savings of $2.50)
  • 2 x Hamburger Helper Reg. $2.23 on sale for $1.67 each box has a $3.00 off ground beef coupon (savings of $ 1.12) $6.00 of coupons
  • Zip Lock Freezer bags Reg. $4.27 on sale $3.27 (savings of $1.00)
  • Clover Leaf Salmon $4.17 used a FPC so FREE (savings $4.17)
  • Wonder Bread used FPC with ziplock purchase so FREE (savings of $3.00)
  • Woolite $3.98 used a $3.00 off coupon (savings of $3.00)
  • Lever 2000 4 Bars Reg. $2.96 on for $2.00 and used a $1.00 off coupon (savings of $1.96)
  • Pop Tarts Reg. $2.99 on sale for $1.67 (savings of $1.32)
  • Eggs Reg. $2.99 on sale for $2.64 (savings of $0.35)
  • Bacon Reg. $4.50 on sale for $3.48 (savings of $1.02)
Regular Price $79.12 with sales, price matching and coupons saved $47.74 and paid $31.38 saved at total of 60.43%

Win a Patio Set Every Month

Home Outfitters is having a contest to win a patio set each month. You can enter once per day.

Get More Free Stuff!

Saturday and Sunday this week! When you redeem 50000 points, we will give you $100 off your purchase. And when you redeem 95000 points, we will give you $200 off. This bonus redemption gives you extra savings. For example 50,000 usually gives you $85.00 and 95,000 usually gives you $170.00. Match this with coupons and sales to maximize your savings!

New Coupon Binder

The time has come for me to retire my original coupon binder. It was a small coupon binder I bought at the dollar store. It lasted me only a few months but it did the job. Today I went out in search of a new coupon binder and found one at Walmart. It was on sale of course for $4.00. It is much larger in order to hold my ever growing coupon stash. I have divided it into 25 categories including cheese, breads, cereals and shampoo. I find the more categories you have the easier it is to find the coupons you need. Remember that your time is worth money too. So spending less time searching for the coupon you need, will save you more money. Here are my tips for creating the perfect coupon system:
  • Purchase a large zipper binder. I say this because eventually you will need a larger one so save yourself a few bucks by buying it to start off.
  • Go to the local dollar store to get your supplies. Places like Staples charge more for the things you need for your coupon organization system.
  • Buy sport card protectors, page protectors, paper clips, dividers, small sticky notes, scissors and a small note pad. ($10.00 investment)
  • Choose categories for your coupons that work for you but the more you have the easier it will be to locate the coupons faster.
  • Label all your dividers with the coupon categories.
  • Use sticky notes to tab pages that either have the coupons that are expiring soon, that you want to match-up with flyer sales or that you are really interested in using.
Make sure you go through your coupon binder at least once a week. This allows you to keep track of what coupons you have and to get rid of any expired coupons. Good luck!

    Friday, 9 March 2012

    Simons Contest

    Contest for Canadians on Facebook. Simply like their page for a chance to win one of the 4 Grand Prizes of a $1000.00 shopping spree with a stylist. Also other prizes. You can't win if you don't enter.

    Swagbucks Remember to sign up or Swag Bucks. You earn bucks for doing everyday things like searching the web, a daily poll and a lot of other things. I use the bucks to order FREE gift cards to and I earn enough for a FREE Book each month.

    Free Is Awesome!

    Today was a good day for FREE! Between the mail and a trip to the store I saved a ton. Went out to Walmart today to see what deals I could get. Here is what I got:
    9 x Scrubbing Bubbles Extend a Clean regular $8.79 PM'ed to Metro & $5.00 coupon = Free
    4 x Crest Mouthwash $1.00 - $1.00 coupon = Free
    4 x Glide Floss $3.89 - Free coupon = Free
    TOTAL $98.67 for FREE! (well yes I paid the tax)

    Mail Call
    5 x FPC for  Clover Leaf Sockeye Salmon Coupons $6.00 each for writing to the company
     Duncan Hines Coupon e-mail to the company about a product I liked
    Celestial Tea Sample and coupon
    Package of coupons from

    Free Lego Club Magazine Subscription 

    Thursday, 8 March 2012

    Today's Draw Try this site for entering contests. They do daily draws for various things. Register at the link and it's a one click entry. Check back the next day to see if you won. No gimicks. Today is a trip to Las Vegas!

    Sunday, 4 March 2012

    This Weeks Price Matching at Walmart

    Had to get a few things that I needed and of course I went to Walmart to price match and use coupons. Total retail price: $123.21 after price matching ($32.60) and coupons ($32.07) the total out of pocket was $58.54 a savings of $64.67 or 52.54%. What did you save?

    Saturday, 3 March 2012

    Canadian Tire Scratch Card Update

    Went to Canadian Tire to use my scratch card and pay my Canadian Tire bill. While I was at customer Service I asked if they had any more cards? The wonderful cashier gave me one. The cards are 1 per transaction so I did 2 transactions. Both my cards ended up being for $5.00 each so this is what I got for basically FREE:
    • Whiskas 12 pkg food $6.99 - $1.00 coupons - 1.00 in Canadian Tire money = FREE
    • 6 pc. glass storage containers $4.99 and can of cat food $.47 - $1.17 Canadian Points on the card = FREE

    $10.00 Gift Card Free or 35 Airmiles This is an Ontario Health Survey. Available to March 15th.  From the site "With your help, we are building a legacy of health information for future generations and arming researchers with valuable data that may shed light on the prevention and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s and depression." You do not have to enter your Health card number! You can leave it blank and still get the gift card. There are lots of personal questions but you can hit "prefer not to answer". At the end you will be able to pick your gift card from different stores.

    Ziplock on Facebook

    Ziplock has a new page!  Like their page and have a chance to win $5000.00!

    Canadian Tire Scratch Cards!

    Make sure to take in your scratch card, that came this week with your flyers, to Canadian Tire today. Your minimum win is $5.00 and the maximum is $5000. Don't scratch it yourself! This is a great way to get something FREE. Need something small? Check out their flyer and see what you can get for free ($5.00) I am going for cat food of course. You don't have to make a minimum purchase but you do need to use up all the money you win on the scratch card. So pick up something at least $5.00. If you get to the cash and they scratch a higher amount you will have to shop for more things to get up to your winning amount.

    Thursday, 1 March 2012

    Crabtree and Evelyn

    Once their page hits 7500 likes they are having a givaway.
     Make sure to like and then go down on the let to register for your free sample.

    Mail Call

    The last few days have been good. Here is my haul:

    • Free Nivia sample
    • Web Saver Coupons
    • Breath Right sample
    • Free Liberty Yogurt coupon
    • $6.00 Glade coupon
    • 2 books I ordered from using my Swag Bucks points I earned last month.
    If you have not done Swag Bucks now is the time to earn towards FREE gift cards for places like is a link to sign up.

    Air Miles Survey from Metro
    Chance to win $1000.00 in groceries. And you get 5 Air Miles for completing the survey!