1/31/13

#Zehrs Made Me Feel Like a Criminal~ Really!

Last night I did my usually Wednesday night groceries. Boy, that was a mistake....Zehrs made me feel like a criminal because of my coupons.

Here's what I had:

From 2011 promo.  2012 promo was for cereal or bars!
Free product coupon for Kashi Cereal or Kashi bars. This coupon was from the Silk milk promo back in September.  This is the second year in a row that the company ran this promo.  You had to purchase Silk milk and enter info found on the carton and Silk sent a 3"X5" coupon for a free box of Kashi cereal or bars up to $6.49. 

I purchased the Kashi bars for the kids to snack on during our upcoming roadtrip.  The customer service lady looks at the coupon, looks at me and says that it's weird I didn't have to purchase anything to get a free product, it's just free.  She looks at me, looks at the coupon and looks puzzled  

I remain calm and explain that I DID have to purchase a carton of Silk milk and they sent out the coupon.

The next coupon was a Free product coupon for Rice Krispies cereal, any flavour, 340g-525g.  I picked up the correct product (Rice Krispies 420G vanilla flavour $5.99)  The customer service lady looks at me, look at the coupon, flips it over and sees it's a Websaver coupon then looks at the product again.  She tells me,"Its so weird that it's just a free box of cereal without buying anything".  Then she tells me it's weird that that coupon dosen't have a dollar limit on it.  IT DOES!!  It said $6.99.  She complained that the print was too small so I asked here to pass it to me so I could read it but she said don't worry about it.  How gracious.
 
OMG!  I'm dying here but remain calm.  Seriously?  In the past 2 years there have been a lot of free product coupons for various cereals like Great Grains,Kashi, Cheerios Chocolate and Gluten free Chex that I can recall off the top of my head.  I blogged about this Kelloggs holiday cereal giveaway on their Facebook page here in December.

This week alone I have scored a FPC for Butterball turkey bacon and FPC for Maple Leaf bacon!  I also just received my FPC for a box of Special K cracker chips this week.  Wonder what she would say about these :op

Next was a Free product coupon for Lean Cuisine Fresh Inspirations.  Value up to $4.99.  This was from a Lean Cuisine Facebook giveaway that I blogged about here.  They gave out 2,000 a day for two weeks.  For some reason this FPC from Websaver was OK with her.

Zehrs had Jamison products on sale half price.  I had various $2 coupons from Websaver.  You can order these often and the expiration date is pretty decent.

I purchase three kids chewable vitamins @ $4.49 each.  I had three coupons that were save $2 on ANY Jamison product.  The customer service lady says,"It's weird that there is no package size."  Are you flipping kidding me?  Do you know how many products and different package sizes the Jamison company makes?   Any means ANY, as in all, as in everything.  Are they suppose to list all of the product sizes on a 2"X3" coupon?  It really didn't matter because apparently she said she can't read small print anyway!

Then I have 6 boxes of calcium chewables  on sale for $6.49.   I was excited to see them on sale this cheap as I usually pay about $10 a box on sale.  I give her 4 coupons for $2 off ANY Jamison calcium product.  Then I have to hear the whole shpeel again about how it's so strange there is no package size.  Then I gave her two coupons for the last 2 calcium chews.  It was the $2 off ANY Jamison product.  She is confused.

By this point I am so glad I didn't use the free product coupons I have in my purse for toothpaste, Drano septic pouches and baby formula.

I'm not sure if I'll be back to this store.  I can't believe how my coupons were scrutinized and it truly made me feel that they thought I was ripping the store off with fake coupons.  Perhaps I'll be doing some price matching at Target when it opens up this March/April at the Cambridge Centre.


 

1/30/13

Free Butterball Turkey Bacon~Last Day!!

Butterball is hosting their last giveaway Jan 31!  The coupon is ordered through their Facebook page and it directs you to Websaver.

From Butter Ball Facebook page~

We will have the final 8000 FREE Butterball Original Bacon Style Turkey or Salt Reduced Bacon Style Turkey Coupons available around noon EST tomorrow(Jan 31)!!

They are also offering a $1.00 off coupon.  Visit the Butterball FB page here  
 

 

1/29/13

Travel Deals and more at Travelzoo

 
Have you heard of TravelZoo? If you are interested in finding deals for travel, entertainment and local deals you really need to check it out!



From Wikipedia ~ Travelzoo is the largest publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals. Travelzoo employs more than 250 "Deal Experts" worldwide who research, evaluate, negotiate and test offers to find and confirm the best deals. Travelzoo Deal Experts are ex-journalists and researchers. Each deal published by Travelzoo is tested for accuracy, availability and overall ease of the booking process.

 I was just snooping around TravelZoo (Ontario)and found these deals~
  • $35.50 - Senators vs. Sabres & Islanders, Reg. $53

  • $129 - 4-Star Hilton Romantic Escape with Jacuzzi, 55% Off

  • $39 - Leslieville: Italian Dinner for 2, Save $40

  • $29 - 'Buddy Holly Story' in Toronto This Spring, Reg. $49

  • $29 - New Dates: Tony-Winning 'Avenue Q,' Reg. $49

    Riviera Maya

Travelzoo also lists deals for Sun Vacations, Cruises, plane tickets, rental cars, European vacations, 
Hotels and last minute deals, It's a one stop shop!


 

1/28/13

Free Bacon from Maple Leaf


Maple Leaf is giving away 1,000 free product coupons for bacon every day for the next two weeks! 

From Maple Leaf on Facebook~
"Surprise! We want to make sure you never waste BACON again with new MAPLE LEAF Bacon Portions & to prove it we've got 1,000 coupons to try it FREE Now!"
GET YOURS HERE: http://bit.ly/mlbac

While you are at it why not enter to win a set of  Kitchen Aid cookware to cook your free bacon in!
 

 

1/25/13

Hot Contests for Canadians~~ OVER!



WomanFreebies has been hosting a ton of giveaways lately! Here's the list of contests you can enter and the great prizes up for grabs~

Here's one I told you about a few days ago
Win a cupcake prize pack , includes • Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set • Wilton Animals and Stars 6 Mix Sprinkle Assortment • Pillsbury Moist Supreme Funfetti Cake Mix • Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes • Pink Polka Dots Cupcake Cups • Wilton Easy Flex Silicone Cupcake Pan


Enter here, ends  Feb 16/13









 Win a 10 piece KitchenAid cookware prize pack!
Enter here, ends Mar 10/13









Win a Sephora Studio Cosmetic Set - featuring 16 eye shadow trios and 15 shades of lipstick. In all there are 63 colours to choose from!
 Enter here, Ends Feb 23/13






Win a T-Fal Actifry, a revolutionary new kitchen appliance that can make meals for up to four people with 2 tablespoons of oil, or less!
Enter here, ends Mar 15/13






Win a 3-pack of Juicy Couture fragrances.
Enter here, ends Feb 22/13

 

 
Win a Sephora Prize pack!

Includes-Sephora Bubble Bath & Shower Gel~ Sephora Nourishing Lip Balm~ Sephora Supreme Body Lotion~ Sephora Creamy Body Wash~ Sephora Creamy Body Wash~ Sephora Hand Wash~ Sephora Glossy Gloss~ Sephora by OPI Nail Polish

Enter here  Ends Feb 17/13
                         



Easy Treatment for Dry Flaky Lips

Dry lips.......I hate it. Irritated, uncomfortable and flaky. I think I had read about this treatment in a magazine when I was a teenager and have been doing it ever since.

  You will need a soft toothbrush, a washcloth and some unflavoured/uncoloured lip balm
  • First I wet the washcloth with warm water and hold it to my lips for a minute to soften the dry flaky skin. 
  • Next, gently rub the wet toothbrush on your lips to exfoliate. Be gentle! If I am doing this on the kid's lips I just use the washcloth to exfoliate as it's a bit more gentle.
  • Follow up with a good coating of lip balm.
   I find when my lips are sore and irritated any lip balm with colour or a lot of flavouring adds to the irritation.  I never buy the kids highly flavoured lip balms like Lip Smackers because I find that it encourages lip licking that leads to more irritation and dryness.  We also had an issue years ago with a certain person in my house EATING her lime Jello lip balm and her sister's Hershey's Chocolate lip balm!

My personal favourites are:
  • Aveeno lip balm with SPF 15 
  • Nivea Hydro Care.  This one dosen't have SPF so I use it sometimes before I go to bed.

1/21/13

Cupcakes!! Win a "Yummy" Prize Pack

My family LOVES cupcakes!  Years ago I took some cake decorating classes and I have all the Wilton paraphernalia to create great looking cupcakes.  The kids have a blast using the different icing tips! 

Here's some of our handy work from last Valentine's day!  Don't they look great?


 Enter to win a fabulous cupcake prize pack!
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 The prize includes:
  • Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set
  • Wilton Animals and Stars 6 Mix Sprinkle Assortment 
  • Pillsbury Moist Supreme Funfetti Cake Mix
  • Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes
  • Pink Polka Dots Cupcake Cups
  • Wilton Easy Flex Silicone Cupcake Pan 
Enter to WIN this great prize here!  Ends Feb 16, 2013 

 

1/20/13

Save $1 on Weight Watchers Bakery Products

Save.ca has a new coupon~ Save $1 on Weight Watchers bakery products. This time of year a lot of the WW products are on sale so keep your eye on sales to maximize your savings!

I have bought the Weight Watchers raisin bread when it was on the mark down rack and it's really good.

Order your save.ca $1 off Weight Watchers bakery products coupon here

 

1/17/13

Free Special K Cracker Chips coupon

Here's a new coupons available~ Free box of Special K Cracker Chips Bar-B-Q or Zesty Southwest flavours.

This coupon is only valid on Feb 9, 2013!  I always tape these "one day only" coupons to the calendar or else I WILL forget LOL!

Get your coupon for your free box of Special K Cracker Chips here (Websaver)



$2 WonderBread coupon while quantities last!

Save.ca just released a new coupon!
 Save $2 when you buy 2 loaves of WonderBread. This would be a great coupon to combine with a $1.99/loaf sale.

Order your $2 WonderBread coupon here 

 

 

1/16/13

HURRY! $10 #Starbucks Gift Card for only $5!!

OK folks! You need to hurry on this one! Livingsocial has $10 Starbucks eGift Cards for only $5. I just purchased mine, it will make a cheap date night for lattes with hubby! This deal ends at Midnight EST Jan 17/13

Get your $10 Starbucks eGift card for only $5 here!

   

1/15/13

Facebook Freebie! Cream of Wheat Cinnamon Swirl

Cream of wheat is giving away 50,000 packs of cream of wheat, 5,000 per day.

From Facebook~ We’re rewarding up to 5,000 fans per day with a FREE sample of Cream of Wheat™ Cinnamon Swirl, a new flavor in our Variety Pack! Like Us on Facebook to receive yours today:

Check back tomorrow 12pm EST for your chance to grab this yummy freebie!

Click here to go to this offer

 

Free T-Shirt from Kelloggs

Kelloggs has an awesome deal on right now! Here's the details~

Kick start your 2013 Resolution with this great offer from Vector* and New Balance®! You will be able to collect PIN codes from Kellogg's* Vector* 400g promotional packs in order to redeem for a FREE† limited edition New Balance Lightning DryTM T-Shirt.

 One unique code will be printed inside specially marked boxes of Kellogg's* Vector* 400g meal replacement packs. Two PIN codes will allow you to receive one FREE† limited edition New Balance Lightning DryTM T-Shirt. Shipping is free! 

All PIN codes must be redeemed by April 30, 2013 to be eligible for a FREE† New Balance Lightning Dry T-Shirt. If you are interested, I would get in on this deal ASAP, these shirts won't last long! 

Last week Zehrs had Vector on sale for $3.99. Metro(Ontario) has it on sale this week for $3.99. I picked up eight boxes of Vector @ 3.99 and used eight $2 Websaver.ca coupons I have been saving. 3.99x8=$31.92-$16 in coupons= $15.92. That is an awesome price for 8 boxes of cereal and 4 shirts!

P.S- this cereal is a meal replacement(high in protein & vitamins) which makes it calorie dense.  I pre-measure 55g servings, it's easy to eat a lot of this cereal because it's so tasty!

1/14/13

Enter to WIN these great prizes~~OVER

Womanfreeies.ca is at it again, two new contests to enter!

 Enter to Win a Nikon Coolpix, (contest ends Feb14/13)
  • The COOLPIX is thinner than 1 inch and weighs just 4.6 ounces to easily fit in your pocket or purse.
  •  The 16MP sensor captures incredible detail. 
  •  Press the movie record button and start shooting HD movies in 720p with crystal-clear sound

Enter to Win a Magic Bullet  (contest ends Feb 11/13)


  • Magic Bullet Single Shot is a multi-function blender that chops, minces, grates, blends, whips and grinds in seconds
  • Makes great blended party drinks and baby food
  • 100% BPA free