Money Saving Tips

Handy tips, little-known facts and great ideas on how to save your money, spend it wisely, or get things for free. If you have any tips you’d like to share, please send them in!

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Birthday Freebies in Canada

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Looking for meal deals to celebrate a birthday, special birthday coupons or birthday freebies in Canada? Check out this list for birthday deals and birthday freebies in Canada to find something special for yourself or a loved one!

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Newborn and Baby Freebies in Canada

Posted on: March 21, 2014

If you’re expecting, or have recently given birth to your beautiful bundle (congratulations!), you’re likely already realizing how expensive feeding, changing and clothing your new little bundle of joy is going to be – it’s all worth it, but extra savings can always help! I’ve started a list here of how and where to get newborn …

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Canadian Beef and Canada Safeway – Tips Straight From the Source

Posted on: February 6, 2013

I recently was asked by Canadian Beef and Canada Safeway to partake in a site visit at Canada Safeway to learn more about Canadian beef products and how Safeway supports the beefing industry in Canada. Doing this one was a fun and easy opportunity for me to accept. I love meeting with my local butcher to talk about weekly sales and …

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Video Game Trade-in

Posted on: January 30, 2013

If your kids (or you) love your video games, but not the cost associated with buying new versions / games each year, you might want to look into the various game trade-in programs at electronic stores in Canada. Future Shop, EB Games, Best Buy, The Source (Trade-Up and Save program) and probably others all have trade-in …

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money Toy Shopping This Holiday Season

Posted on: November 5, 2012

If your kids are like mine, their Christmas list for this year started pretty much right after Christmas last year (okay, maybe a week or so after) and the excitement for the big day is starting to build with every Christmas carol they hear (already!) and decoration they see going up. And if you’re like …

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Back to School Shopping Strategies

Posted on: August 19, 2012

It’s August and back-to-school sales are in full-tilt. Visa Canada reports that Canadians plan to spend an average of $677 on back-to-school shopping this year, much of it online. Mother of a Deal shares a few tips on how to make your back-to-school shopping trip, whether online or at a bricks and mortar location, an …

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Buying What’s in Season

Posted on: July 19, 2012

With summer in full swing there are so many fruits and veggies in season and knowing what comes when will help you keep grocery costs down … especially if you don’t mind freezing. Lots of summer berries make for great frozen treats, whether whole or pureed for future use. Veggies can also be frozen for …

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Staycations = Summer Fun and Savings for Families

Posted on: June 28, 2012

Let’s face it moms, finding fun for the summer holidays can start to add up. But with a little planning, and bringing the kids in on it, a summer holiday in your own city can be exciting, fun (even educational) and very, very cheap! So, we’re making a pact this year to take time to …

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Tourism Associations = Savings

Posted on: June 25, 2012

If you’re planning a staycation this summer, or travelling to visit friends and family across Canada, be sure and check your destination’s official “tourism” site. Many of them offer coupons and savings for accommodation and attractions in their area. Some of the ones we found with a quick search include: Calgary Attractions – Up to …

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Saving on Your Family Road Trip

Posted on: June 12, 2012

Road trips are a huge part of summer family fun. Whether it’s a smaller day trip or a few weeks holiday, costs can often escalate quickly in the name of enjoyment, especially when there are kids in tow. With a little bit of preparation, road trips really can be an inexpensive way to enjoy time …

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Speed Test Your Internet Service Provider!

Posted on: May 28, 2012

Ever think that your internet service is sluggish and slow? Well I did, and struggled with the frustration of trying to create posts with a super slow internet, how slow exactly? Well, after finally contacting my internet service provider (Telus), it turns out it was running at a fraction of the speed I was paying …

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10 Fun and Practical Ways to Reuse an Old T-shirt

Posted on: April 17, 2012

April, time for spring cleaning and celebrating Earth Day … these handy and fun ways to reuse your old t-shirts will help with both and even better, they’ll help save you some money too. A few of these require you to know your way around a sewing machine but we’ve found great instructions and there’s …

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Receipts Can = Free Stuff

Posted on: April 4, 2012

Other than keeping your receipts for possible returns and / or warranty issues did you know that many offer all sorts of goodies if you flip them over and check the back? A few examples: McDonald’s offers a FREE medium fries or side salad and medium soft drink with the purchase of a large sandwich when …

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Coupon Sites in Canada (new Month = New Coupons)

Posted on: April 2, 2012

A new month often brings NEW coupons from some of our favorite online coupon sites so be sure and do a quick scan! Coupon clipping has changed a bit since we were kids. Remember helping Mom clip the weekly coupons and sort and stash them? And while it was fun as a kid one can only …

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Free Photo Deals

Posted on: March 26, 2012

If you’re looking to unload your camera memory cards but also want to save some money, there are some FREE offers out there to take advantage of that are worth checking out. We’ve rounded up active deals we’ve found happening now, as always please feel free to leave a comment if you know of more. – …

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