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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Christmas Tree Coupons

Posted on: December 3, 2011

If you’re heading out to get a Christmas tree this weekend you might be interested in one of these deals: Until December 7th, Home Depot is offering a $25 coupon towards your purchase of $100 or more when you purchase any fresh cut Christmas tree. Click here for details. IKEA also has a great deal, …

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Let’s Talk Turkey (prices)

Posted on: September 30, 2011

Just browsed the grocery flyers for the week ahead and it looks as though you should not be paying more than around 99¢ per pound for your Thanksgiving turkey (frozen, Grade A). You could also head to your local Safeway Tuesday, October 4th and get an additional 10% off during their Customer Appreciation day (minimum $35 purchase). You can …

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Air Miles = Free Summer Family Fun!

Posted on: August 5, 2011

If you’re like me, you might only think of your Air Miles points when planning an away vacation, not for a stay-cation in your own town. Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of savings to by had by redeeming Air Miles points for parks and attractions in Canada and the redemption amounts are …

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Websaver.ca “hidden” Coupon Portals

Posted on: August 3, 2011

If you check the Websaver.ca site map you’ll see a section called “brand coupon portals” these links will take you to various brand sites for coupons but the coupons will be sent via Websaver. Right now there are coupons for Maybelline, French’s, Krino’s and Kelloggs available in this “hidden” section.

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Transfer Your Prescriptions to Save (bc)

Posted on: June 17, 2011

A couple of flyers have circulated that caught my attention for the potential savings they could amount to. Superstore in BC is offering 4% of your total prescription price in Superbucks rewards that are redeemable towards the purchase of most items in store (up to a value of $99.99 per coupon). Plus you can receive …

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Scanning Code of Practice

Posted on: June 14, 2011

While shopping at Superstore the other week an item I was purchasing was scanned at a price that I distinctly recalled had been labelled at a lower price. When I pointed this out to the cashier the price was checked and I then received the item ($7 value) for free. This is referred to as the Scanner Price Accuracy Voluntary …

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Extreme Couponing with Kids

Posted on: April 2, 2011

Came across this great article on Facebook from BlogHer about bringing your kids into the loop when it comes to saving money on groceries and other household necessities – Extreme Couponing with Kids. The content is US-based but it applies just as well in Canada. Lots more tips to explore on the site about “extreme …

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Eating Healthy on A Budget (guest Post)

Posted on: March 10, 2011

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive! The truth is it can actually save you money! Here are some ideas to eat healthy while sticking to your budget: 1. Make A Plan! Come up with some meal ideas for the week. Make a shopping list based on those meals and then stick to the list! …

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Groupon Your Travel Destination

Posted on: October 5, 2010

We’re in the process of planning a little family getaway in the new year and being the penny pinching Mom I am was looking at ways to save money when the thought struck me to sign up for the Groupon deals to our destination city. They service fabulous tourist destinations like Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, …

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Computer Back Up

Posted on: September 21, 2010

This money saving tip, sadly, comes from experience. As the days are getting shorter and homework is starting to come in, your family is probably spending a lot more time on the computer than you did in the summer, and now’s a perfect time to look at how to back-up your computer hard drive. Losing your …

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Visaperks.ca

Posted on: September 2, 2010

If you own a Visa card, before you head out on your next shopping trip, or book your next vacation, check the visaperks.ca website. There are some great savings to be had with coupon vouchers for in-store use and coupon codes for online shopping. Some good deal examples we found include; $50 off each nights stay …

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Outlet Stores

Posted on: August 15, 2010

Outlet stores are a great place to save money, often the product is from previous seasons or just overstock a store needs to get rid of. If you don’t mind last season’s colour, you can really save big shopping at an outlet store. If you’re in the Lower Mainland area, we’ve put together a fabulous …

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Plant Deals

Posted on: August 4, 2010

If you’d like to add a few more annuals or perennials to your garden this summer, now’s a great time to grab some deals. Walmart, Superstore, Home Depot and many of the other big chains are starting to clear out their summer stock and have 50% off or more on plants. Many of the smaller seasonal …

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Kids Eat Free

Posted on: July 11, 2010

If you have kids, eating out as a family can be quite expensive. We’ve compiled a list for you of Kids Eat FREE (or nearly free) promotions in Canada. Please check each link to ensure deals are still running and to check ages and other possible restrictions (most FREE kids meals are with the purchase of an adult entree). Note: This list …

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Us Online Shopping

Posted on: July 8, 2010

Love browsing US shopping sites, but scared of the cross border shipping fees, or lack of shipping to Canada? If you’re in the Lower Mainland you may want to check out places like Hagens of Blaine and Pacific Mail and Parcel in Blaine. They are parcel service centres and can accept and hold your packages for …

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Washington State Hst Tax Exemption Update!

Posted on: July 1, 2010

Please note, the exemption to retail sales tax in Washington state for BC and Ontario residents has been blocked until further notice. This article in The Province newspaper gives details as to why this has happened and what the next steps will be. Sorry for all those of you excited to head down and shop tax free this summer! 

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Airport Parking

Posted on: May 22, 2010

As Summer vacations are going to be upon us soon, and many lucky folks will be jumping on a plane for some wonderful getaway (we hope your visit back home is considered wonderful!), we thought it would be a good time to post about parking at the airport. If you plan on parking in the extended …

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Free Diy Seminars

Posted on: May 22, 2010

If you’re looking to save money on DIY projects around the house and yard, you might want to check out your local garden or hardware stores for FREE do-it-yourself classes. For example, Home Depot offers several FREE How-to workshops each month, including; install a pavestone walkway and install ceramic tile. They even offer women’s only do-it-herself …

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