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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Us Outlet Shopping

Posted on: May 17, 2010

If you’re heading to the States for some outlet shopping this long weekend, be sure to check whether the outlet stores have additional savings on their websites. For example, the Premium Outlets chain has a VIP club you can join for some really great additional savings for their outlet stores including; 20% off entire purchase at Adidas, 20% off …

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Daily Deal Sites

Posted on: May 12, 2010

One hot deal a day, that’s the premise behind sites like Groupon.com and Steal the Deal.com. They provide one huge deal each day with a significant discount. Most of the deals are for activities or services in major cities across Canada (you select which city you’d like to see deals from) and the time you have to …

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Stretch Your Travel Dollars

Posted on: May 3, 2010

As someone who enjoys travelling, as well as saving money, I was very excited to come across acclaimed Canadian website Journey Woman’s invaluable article "50 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Dollars." Editor Evelyn Hannon compiled a list from reader suggestions (plus several bonus tips) with smart, interesting and practical ways to stretch your travel dollars. …

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Fridge Buy Back Programs

Posted on: April 26, 2010

If you’re thinking about upgrading your old fridge, or have an old one in the basement or garage that is costing more than it’s worth to operate you might be eligible for FREE pick up and removal and even a cash rebate, depending on what province or city you live in. Check the links below for details …

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Video Rental Deals

Posted on: January 4, 2010

With small kids, we’ve had our fair share of quiet nights in with a good video, but the cost of DVD rentals can start to add up. We’ve done a bit of research into some cheaper and even more convenient options to help save money, but keep the movie nights alive and well. DVDPlay Canada …

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Saving with Subscriptions

Posted on: November 17, 2009

Before heading out on your next shopping venture, either online or instore, check what savings you might receive simply by subscribing to your favorite store’s online newsletter. Newsletters are "opt-in" only these days and don’t generally come with a ton of spam like in the past. Plus, many offer first time subscribers an immediate discount …

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Kids Meal Deals (updated)

Posted on: October 21, 2009

Getting tired of McDonald’s but still want to keep dining out costs down? We’ve started checking around and have found a few places where kids can eat free (or almost free).Tuesday – Denny’sWednesday – The Pantry (kids eat for $2.99)Saturday – Denny’sSunday – Boston Pizza (kids eat for $3.99)Check your location to make sure deals …

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Online Coupons

Posted on: October 21, 2009

We’ve often raved about save.ca, and now there’s a new coupon clipping site to share with you … CouponClick.ca. This site is more immediate in that you sign up, select coupons and print them right away as opposed to waiting for them to come in the mail. We’re big coupon clippers, especially the $1 and over ones. …

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Christmas Turkey Deal

Posted on: October 5, 2009

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and right after is a great time to grab your Christmas turkey. Most stores buy fresh turkeys that are labeled "Fresh" so they can’t freeze them. The day after Thanksgiving is a great time to grab one of these fresh turkeys at a huge discount, freeze it and have …

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Attractions for Less

Posted on: August 31, 2009

Heading to the fair, a local attraction or even a big destination like Disney?  Don’t forget to look online, before you go, to purchase tickets. Many have great deals on their websites or partner sites. Start by searching the attraction’s own site, and then do a search using key words plus the attraction name with …

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Cut Back on Atm Fees

Posted on: August 17, 2009

ATM fees can really add up in a month if you find it less than convenient to get to your own bank’s ATM for cash withdrawals (with kids in tow it can be virtually impossible some days), so instead, opt for the cash back option when you’re doing your regular shopping. Most grocery stores, department stores and even convenience stores …

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Free Bcaa Membership for Local Heroes

Posted on: March 23, 2009

As part of their sponsorship of the World Police and Firefighter Games this year, BCAA is offering free basic memberships to BC law enforcement officers, firefighters and Game volunteers (half price for family members) and free upgrades. Check this link for more details.

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Save.ca

Posted on: March 23, 2009

If you’re a coupon clipper, and even if you’re normally not, you might want to check out Save.ca for some decent money saving coupons. Some of the coupons are actually substantial and worth the paper they’re printed on, like; $5 off IAMS and Eukanuba pet foods, $5 off Crest Whitestrips, $2 off Kraft Liveactive cheese, …

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Bc Hydro Coupons and Rebates

Posted on: March 9, 2009

BC Hydro’s winter coupons and rebates are available for select items – ranging from programmable thermostats to home energy saving kits, indoor and outdoor timers – purchased until March 31, 2009. Some of the savings are substantial (50% off) but watch out for shipping costs with the online offers (buy with a friend or stock …

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Park’nfly Discounts & Promotions

Posted on: March 9, 2009

If you’re heading out of town for March break (or any time for that matter) and plan to park at the airport while you’re gone, check Park’nFly’s “Vancouver Specials” page for some great deals, including stay for 28 days and only pay for 8, or stay for 7 days and only pay for 4. You …

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Strongstart Bc Free Drop-ins

Posted on: March 7, 2009

StrongStart BC is a FREE, drop-in early learning program for preschool?aged children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Qualified early childhood educators lead activities, including stories, music and art to help children get ready for success in kindergarten. Click here for a list of StrongStart Drop in Centres in BC. We’ve heard great things about …

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Daily Deal Sites

Posted on: February 23, 2009

If you’re an avid online shopper, or just starting out, there are some great deals to be had at sites like Babysteals (US based with a daily deal 50%-80% off baby or maternity items, they do ship to Canada) and True Cuddles (Canadian based deal of the week site for baby and maternity items with …

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Chocolate Deals

Posted on: February 11, 2009

Check out the Dynamic Chocolates shop at 1648 Derwent Way, Delta (T: 604-515-7117) for some great chocolate deals (think Botticelli and hedgehogs). This is their “outlet” store and on top of the regular discounted prices they’re having a sale now too! Just in time for Valentines (thanks Christine for the heads up)! If you know …

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Bc Hydro Fridge Buy-back

Posted on: November 1, 2008

Need to get rid of your old fridge? BC Hydro’s Fridge Buy-Back Program might be just what you need. They’ll come and get your old fridge (has to be in working condition), recycle it and give you $30 too! Check out their website for more details.

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