Wagjag Deals for Halloween Fun!

Are you in the Kitchener Ontario area? Right now Wagjag has a deal for Screampark at Bingemans!

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  • $14 for 1 Screampark Triple House Pass (value $28)

  • $52 for 4 Screampark Triple House Pass (value $112)

The dates available are: October 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of 2013.

An amazing time if you love to be scared! (You might want to bring a friend!) Check out Wagjag for this an other Halloween deals HERE!

 

Dove Beautiful Care Gift Set! #Deals #Shopping

What a great package to purchase and put away for Christmas!

Package includes:

  • 1 x 355 ml Daily Moisture Conditioner ($7.99 value)
  • 1 x 355ml Daily Moisture Shampoo ($7.99 value)
  • 1 x 354 Go Fresh Daily Restore Body Wash ($6.99 value)
  • 2 x 90g Go Fresh Restore Beauty Bars ($3.99 value)
  • Bonus Laptop Sleeve (teal with small bird in corner $7.99 value)

Retail price value of MSRP + tax (Sleeve 14.5 in x 11.5 in.)

 

Use the $10 Telus credit and save yourself more money!

Check out this deal here!

~Country Momma

 

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Back To School Time! ~ Here's Some Tips To Get You Started

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1. If you and your child have fallen out of your bedtime routine this summer, get back into a solid routine A week before the first day of school is a good time frame in which to begin.

2. Plan and shop for healthy breakfasts and lunches a week in advance. This will save you precious time and prevent much stress in the long run! Check out our penny-pinching recipes for your family here!

3. Go shopping for school supplies together. Some elementary school teachers will provide specific supply lists for their classes. Some stores may also have local school supplies lists on hand. Shopping from a teacher-supplied list will ensure your child has the right supplies, and could save you a ton of money and time. Check the school’s website for a list.

***HOT TIP*** Check out all the Back To School Sales & Coupons posted over at our sister site, www.couponnannie.ca!!

4. Save time on those busy school mornings by preparing your child’s clothes a week ahead of time, already paired. Place a pair of socks, underwear, a shirt, and matching bottoms together in the drawer so that your child can easily grab a stack and go.

5. Support positive study habits early Create a homework center—a specific area in the house where your child can do homework each evening. Make sure that it’s in a quiet place and stocked with enough supplies, such as pencils, erasers, paper, a folder or two, and a calculator.

6. Pack light—a backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of the student’s body weight. Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles and may increase curvature of the spine.

7. Prepare your child for social situations in the elementary school classroom. A certain level of social anxiety is normal for elementary school aged kids. Teach her to introduce herself and make friends: “Hi, my name is Sarah; what’s yours?” If she’s older, role play various social scenarios with her—from sharing classroom supplies to encounters with older kids.

8. Keep encouraging literacy at home. Read frequently with your kids and make frequent trips to your local library.

9. If your child is going to be riding the bus to school for the first time, be sure to talk about bus safety. It’s also a good time to reinforce general school safety rules including who he should and shouldn’t talk to, and when he should and shouldn’t get off the school bus (when you or a guardian is not there waiting to pick him up).

10. Parent involvement in education is important throughout elementary school Talk to your child’s teacher regularly about his educational and social development or, if your schedule permits, volunteer your time in the classroom or become an active participant in your school’s Parent’s Association.

Remember, “It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year!” 🙂

 

A Beginner's Guide To The Airmiles Program

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A Guide to Air Miles

Air Miles is one of the very first rewards program in Canada that most Canadian’s register for first ! I don’t travel so why do I need an Air Miles card; don’t let the name fool you. Air Miles has added tons of new ways to earn Air Miles and many options for redeeming your miles.

Why join Air Miles?

  • It’s Free. Register here for free !
  • You can redeem for free stuff
  • You can swipe in store to redeem instantly (just like cash)
  • You can receive additional discounts & bonuses from your favourite retailers.
  • You can receive exclusive coupons not only from Air Miles but retailers too; that you can’t get anywhere else.
  • You can participate in exclusive contests & giveaways.

How can I earn Air Miles?

  • You can earn X amount of Air Miles per $X amount spent and a long list of retailers found in your community; you can see a list here. Starts at $10 = 1 Air Mile and varies
  • You can earn X amount of Air Miles per $X amount spent and a long list of online retailers found here. Starts at $10 = 1 Air Mile and varies
  • You can earn a set amount of Air Miles at selected pharmacies on your prescriptions even if you have a $0 co pay. Normally you get a one time Air Miles bonus for getting your prescriptions and than you earn 3 Air Miles for each filled prescription regardless of the price.
  • You can earn Air Miles by participating in market research & surveys from a wide variety of sources.

What can I redeem Air Miles for?

  • Groceries, Gas & Pharmacy purchases
  • Gift Certificates, Entertainment tickets & HUGE discounts
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Fly Free, Hotels, Car Rentals
  • Unique Options depending on the province you reside in

What is Gold Status?

Gold status is a status that you achieve on Air Miles when you support 5 different sponsors and achieve 1000 Air Miles withing a calendar year (You do not need to save them up until you have 1000; as long as you earned 1000 during the calendar year), the following year you will have Gold Status and be eligible for additional discounts, discounted redemption amounts and much more!

What’s the easiest way to earn Air Miles with spending the less out of your pocket?

  • Watch for Air Miles Bonus opportunities on Air Miles.
  • Register for free to complete market research & Surveys
  • Use coupons when making purchases; Air Miles are calculated on pre coupon price.
  • Watch for Bonus Air Miles with purchase or bonus Air Miles coupons.

Market Research & Survey Opportunities

  • Research Now’s AIR MILES® Opinions Panel – You receive emails with survey opportunities. It tells you right up front how many reward miles and how long the survey will take so you can decide if it’s worth your time. Air Miles from completed surveys are automatically credited to your Air Miles account. No need to redeem 🙂
  • Leger Web A great survey site where you can redeem as low as $20 or 20 Air Miles. You choose what option best fits your needs. There are also various giveaways monthly to score up to 1000 Air Miles.
  • iSay A long time survey site that gives you the option to redeem for cash or Air Miles.
  • Web Perspectives Another great research company that gives you the options for cash or Air Miles when you redeem for surveys.

Great Resources

Points.com – You can track all your loyalty programs and trade and exchange points between programs. Sell, Trade, Buy and more Air Miles and other rewards.

Hudson Bay– Set up automatic redemption to turn your Hudson Bay points (previously HBC points) into Air Miles.

Popular Retail Sponsors (please check your area as some offers vary between provinces)

  • Nova Scotia Liquor Store
  • Sobeys
  • The Children’s Place
  • Metro
  • Shell
  • Global Pets

Popular Online Retail Sponsors

  • Indigo
  • Ebay
  • Amazon.ca

This is a great introduction to the Air Miles program. It’s a great way to start off your account and start building miles for a huge holiday redemption 🙂 Stay tuned for more great ways to earn Air Miles, Bonuses, Tips & Step by step to building your account.

Thoughtful & Frugal Mother's Day Gifts

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Here’s the thing. Mom’s work REALLY hard.  Every day. Most of the time nobody even notices how much they really do until they go out of town for a few days.

When buying a gift for her, get something that she is actually interested in and enjoys in her spare time.  Don’t buy kitchen gadgets just because she spends most of her time in the kitchen cooking (everyone has to eat, but that doesn’t mean she enjoys cooking) Think about what she does in her spare time, and what her interests actually are before spending money on anything.

With moms, it really is the thought that counts, not the price tag.

Free Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

  • Make her breakfast in bed
  • Give a coupon for doing the dishes all week – or some similar chore
  • Make a homemade card
  • Write her a poem
  • Let her sleep in (particularly thoughtful for moms with babies and toddlers)

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $10

  • A card
  • Flowers
  • Picture Frame (with a photo of a happy memory in it)
  • Scented candle
  • Coffee mug and coffee
  • Nursing cover for new moms or moms-to-be
  • Cup and saucer and specialty tea
  • A low maintenance house plant
  • New fuzzy slippers
  • Nail Care Kit
  • Live herb plants for the windowsill or garden

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $20

  • Eco friendly bath gift set
  • Loose leaf tea and a mesh tea ball
  • “I’m A Mom, What’s Your Super Power?” coffee mug
  • A cook book
  • A collection of cookie cutters and a cookie cook book
  • Box of chocolates
  • Fancy serveware or a set of appetizer spoons
  • Fancy dishes for the family pet
  • A fun mom’s keepsake
  • Custom Calendar
  • Stainless steel water bottle
  • A potted orchid or hydrangea
  • Assortment of seeds to grow an indoor or outdoor herb garden
  • A nice bottle of olive oil and a Mediterranean diet cookbook
  • Bottle of  wine
  • A board game
  • A nice umbrella
  • Blow dryer (if she needs one)
  • Hand towel or wash cloth set (this would pair nicely with some fancy hand soap)
  • Night gown or pajamas and a sleep mask
  • Pet photo album

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $30

  • Gardening stool
  • Pair of warm gloves
  • iPad cover and stand
  • Fancy tote bag
  • Yoga Mat or a dumbells set
  • Ladies’ tool set
  • Craft supplies and accessories
  • Gift certificate for a manicure
  • Gift certificate for two movie tickets and popcorn
  • Pitcher with removable insert for fruit

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

  • Bathrobe
  • A fancy bouquet of flowers
  • Subscription to a magazine she’d enjoy (People Magazine is a safe choice if you don’t know)
  • An online sewing class, gardening class or cake decorating class
  • DVD season of a TV show she’d like
  • Her favourite skin care product
  • Fancy birdfeeder
  • Gift certificate to a spa
  • Pay for several months of a subscription to Netflix

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  • DIY coffee mug (draw on a mug with a sharpie and bake it)
  • Etched glass dish
  • Terrarium kit
  • Photo magnets
  • Jewellery
  • A batch of her favourite cookies

Mother’s Day Gifts with a Theme

  • Is your mom going on a trip?  Buy her a set of sunglasses, a scarf, a travel tote and a book of sites for where she’s going (or wants to go)
  • Does your mom have a sense of humour?  Buy her a big box of chocolates and a workout video (again, be careful with this one)
  • Is your mom planning a renovation project?  Get her a screw driver, some paint swatches and a bunch of decorating magazines
  • Does your mom do a lot of driving?  How about an MP3 book she can listen to, a travel mug and a Starbucks gift card?

Have a favourite gift that you either gave or received over the years?  Tell us about it! 🙂