Earn Gift Cards Faster with Swagbucks This May!


The May flowers are here, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 6/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards since I have started. I use them for family nights out at the movies or to purchase gifts on Amazon.

*You must receive your shopping SB before July 1st



How To Save Money When Doing Laundry

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Laundry is a chore that all of us have to do and not everyone loves to do it. It can add up in costs when it comes to electricity and water. Plus lets not forget the price of laundry detergent and bounce sheets.

Here are some great tips on how you can save money when doing laundry.

Tip #1

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Get Cash Back in Your Pocket While Shopping Online



Get cash back in your pocked while shopping online with TopCashBack. 


TopCashBack is the only 100% commission rate site in the US and Canada. What that means is they give all the commission rate that the stores pay back to the consumer. TopCashBack doesn’t take a cut like other cashback rebates sites. So that’s more money back in your pocket!

Sign up and follow these easy steps to use the TopCashBack site

First step: Sign up HERE

Second Step: Browse to find a store. To find the Canada retailers right away click on the heading Offers and then Canada Merchants.

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Third Step: Select the store you want to shop online at and shop like usual.


Fourth Step: The retailer pays TopCashBack the commission of your purchase and add the cashback to your earnings section.


Also go to Tell-A-Friend and use your code to have your friend or family to sign up and you will receive $10 cashback.

Pay outs are through Paypal , direct deposit or Amazon gift cards. (Amazon gift cards come with a 2.5% bonus)

You also get to CHOOSE when you get paid. No more waiting like those other guys. 

Any other questions be sure to check out the FAQ area on the site.

Happy Shopping!


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10 Ways to Minimize Your Food Costs #Frugal



With the price of food going up and our wallets going down, here are some ways to minimize your food costs. canadian basics

1. Cook from scratch

I understand sometimes you don’t feel like cooking. What I do for those times is I have foods frozen that we enjoy in the freezer. You can cook up big batches and freeze it that way if you don’t want to cook you can pull out a freezer meal, pop it in the oven and enjoy! Now that’s not saying you can’t use premade food like can soups or frozen meals but purchase them on coupons to get more for your buck.

2. Have a meatless meal

Use beans, tofu, lentils in place of meat for a meal. Have fun experimenting with new meals to have. You might find you want it more than one night a week!

3. Buy in Bulk (on sale of course) or buy several items at sale price

Bulk buying is great if on sale. I will also use the Bulk Barn coupons. Another way to save is buying several items on sale. Is something normally $3 but you can get it for $1? Purchase several of them if you use them. That way you always have some on hand. I do this with cake mixes. I wait until they are $1 and I buy 10 of them. It allows me to always have something available for my kid’s lunches or snacks.


4.Shop with a list

Plan your meal plan. Figure out what you need to make your meals for a certain amount of weeks. I usually go by 2 weeks. So I plan our meals for two weeks and try to stick on that list. I also list any sales I wish to pick up by going through the flyers and coupons. It is a lot of planning but it saves money in the end.

5. Buy vegetables in season

Buying in season allows you to get better value. Farmers stands are also a better value for your buck. You can buy big amounts and freeze them to last you during the winter for stews, soups and pasta sauce.

6. Look at discounted section at your fruit/vegetable area in your grocery store

Discounted vegetables/fruits area is a great way to pick up fruits and vegetables for half the price they regularly cost.  You can see them before you get them and usually they are fine to use right away. Great for using for supper that night or for freezer meals that you are doing.

7. Regrow your own vegetables and fruit with a greenhouse

I have just started this step. With the fact that fruit and vegetables are costly, I have decided to do it through a greenhouse. Mike and I have been building it and it should be finished soon. It is quite easy to build your own and if you have the room it is a great addition to your backyard. You can also purchase them premade.

8. Regrow Your Scraps

If you don’t have a room for a greenhouse or garden, another thing you can do is regrow your scraps. CLICK HERE to see what scraps you can use to regrow your vegetables from!

9.Shop near closing time at markets.

At closing time of markets bake goods are usually marked down to a cheaper price. Buy fresh bread and use that for making stuffing etc. Freeze the bread for later use.

10. Clearance areas

Always check your clearance areas of stores. Make sure you have your coupons with you! (Go to our sister site Coupon Nannie to find out what coupons are HOT right now HERE)



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Freezer Cooking ~ Way to Save Time and Money on Meals

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I am sure many of you think, “I don’t have the time to do a large number of meals”.

With freezer cooking, you can do a few weeks or even a months worth in an afternoon! It is that simple!

By purchasing meat and items in bulk you can save money!



My purchases:

4lbs of ground beef  (approx about $17)

2lbs of ground pork (which was $3 and had a 30% off sticker on it)

1 lb of skinless chicken ($4.34 which was cheaper than boneless so I will de-bone and cut into strips myself)

6 green peppers $2.50 (which were on the clearance for 50% off but were perfectly good to use for cooking.)

Eggs (for making meatballs) 3 dozen for $5

Spaghetti Sauce $1 x4

Alfredo Sauce $3.99 (I grabbed the low sodium kind)

Shredded Cheese $4.89 (none on sale this week)

potatoes 99 cents for 5lb bag



Items I already had:

Unsalted top crackers

Stewed Tomatoes



2 bags of chicken (4 legs with thighs in each)



With these items I made



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I made enough for 14 dinners over 2 afternoons. 3 hours one time and  3 hours the next day. (If you do raw ingredients with ziplocs, you can do more faster.)

I also factor in fun meals like pancakes for supper or a sandwich night with grilled cheese or tuna.

Sometimes my kids want to just have TV Dinners, so I have smaller meals like Beanless Goulash made for me.

By doing freezer cooking, not only is it a healthier and easier way for meals. But it stops me from ordering Take-out because I don’t want to cook.

I am already done the cooking, I just have to heat the meal!

You don’t have to cook each item. I prefer it only because then I just have to heat and serve. But you can just place the raw ingredients into ziploc bags and cook it in the crockpot all day.

The choice is up to you!


Up To 60% off On Selected Items At Sears.ca! (Nov 28 to Dec 2) #BlackFriday

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Up to 60% off on selected items at Sears.ca!

From November 28th – December 2nd!

Don’t forget if you are going to shop online at Sears.ca , make sure you use Ebates.ca!

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Also Earn 15x Sears Club Points when you use Sears Financial Credit Card, when you spend $150 or more!!


To Go to Ebates.ca CLICK HERE and then sign up

In the search bar at the top for SEARCH STORES OR COUPON , type in Sears.ca!

Then hit the red button Shop Now!

It is that simple! Then you are on the way to get back  up to 3.0% on top of the up to 60% off!!

What a great way to buy gifts for your family and yourself!!


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