Sunday, January 30, 2011

Retro Pepsi Sighting!

I was in Wal Mart yesterday and the Pepsi guy was stocking a bunch of Retro Pepsi cases!  He said this is the original formula of Pepsi that came out back in the day and is made with real cane sugar!  Being Pepsi Guru's, we had to buy a case!  It tastes a lot sweeter than the Pepsi we have now, but it was still good.  Retro "throwback" Pepsi is only going to be in stores for a few weeks, so if ya want it, you better hurry!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

American Freebie/coupon site

Here is a great site for Americans.  It offers links to free samples, coupons and much more!  Have fun!

Gain and other P&G product coupons (Canadian)

Here are a few coupons for Gain laundry.  At the bottom if you click "continue shopping" it will take you to the rest of the coupons.  These are P&G coupons for stuff like Pampers, Gillette, Crest, Pantene, Duracell and much more.  Click on the coupons you want, and in a few days, they will magically appear in your mailbox!!  Sweet!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's For Dinner? Forget About It! Dinner, Soprano's Style!

After watching episode after episode of the first 4 seasons of the Soprano's, I decided to try and make a baked ziti.  I found this recipe from , bought all the ingredients and made it tonight.  It was awesome!  It was almost effortless but tasted so good!  Enjoy!
4 cups ziti pasta or penne pasta, uncooked
2 cups pasta sauce
1 can (398 mL/14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained (I used the spicy ones!)
185 g (3/4 of 250-g pkg.)  Brick Cream Cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
1/3 cup 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Remove from pan; drain. Meanwhile, add pasta sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese to same pan; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.
LAYER half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Make Ahead

The pasta dish can be covered and refrigerated up to 8 hours before baking. Increase baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until heated through.

Extreme couponing: Great deals, but not much popularity in the checkout line

Here is an interesting article from the Globe and Mail.  Thanks to my mom and dad for forwarding it me!  love you guys!!! - A Ticket Revolution -

Check out !  Zigabid is where consumers interact directly with each other to determine the price of a ticket. 

You can check them out at or follow them on Twitter like I did and won a $100 gift card!  you can also "like" their Facebook page!/zigabid?v=info  or for all of you TV Buffs, you can check out their Youtube channel 

They are constantly hosting ticket and gift card contests, who knows, YOU could be the next Zigabid winner!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Join My Points and earn points to redeem for gift certificates and other cool stuff! it's so easy!!

I have been a My Points member for quite a while now.  They send you an email now and again, they do NOT spam you or send you a bunch of crap, you receive points for reading the email, also earn points for shopping on Ebay and other partner sites.  They have gift cards for Canadians and Americans.  Just the other day I redeemed for a $10 Target card!!

My Points

Monday, January 24, 2011

Where to find coupons

There are a lot of good coupon sources, you just have to keep your eyes out for them.  I am sure you've all received those little booklet inserts in your newspaper or mail box.  Here is a schedule of when you can expect the next issue to arrive, so if you don't subscibe to the newspaper, but want coupons, you know when to buy one or get others to save theirs for you.

Smart Source                                              Red Plum
January 29                                            February 5                                                   
February 12                                                  March 12
March 5                                                        April 9
March 26                                                      May 7
April 16                                                         June 4
May 14                                                         July 2
June 11                                                         August 13
July 9                                                            September 10
August 6                                                       October 1
August 27                                                     October 29
September 24                                               November 26
October 15
November 5
December 3

Another great way to get good coupons is to contact the company directly.  There are a few different approaches you can try.  1.  simply visit the company's website, click on "contact us" and just ask for coupons.  2.  Complain - Did you have a negative experience with a product? contact the company and let them know; company's have high quality control quidelines and when something goes wrong, they want to know about it.  They will usually compensate you by replacing the product and/or sending out valuable coupons.  3. Compliment - Have a product you absolutely love? contact the company and just let them know!  Company's are happy to hear their customers are happy and as a thank you will usually send out coupons.  One company that is famous for this is click on "contact us" under the green video screen.  You will be asked to chose what product you are writing about like GLADE, ZIPLOCK, WINDEX, PLEDGE ect.  as a thankyou, they will send you a COUPON FOR A FREE PRODUCT!

Keep your eyes open at the stores; sometimes there will be coupons right by the shelves, you might want to limit the number of coupons you take, especially if you have little children with you!  The other day I was taking a couple coupons for fabric softener and my 5 year old shrieked "Mommy, why are you taking ALL the coupons???"  (I didn't, I only took like 3!!!)

Some websites have spots you can go and view other peoples "trade" lists, so if you have coupons you don't want, perhaps someone else will and in return, will send you some you will use.  For more on coupon trades, check out and click on the "coupons" tab.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Coupons and offers from Kelloggs!!

sign up for their newsletter at the top of the website where it says "Get the latest news and offers from Kellogg SIGN up NOW"  For signing up, you will receive:
  • valuable coupons,
  • scrumptious recipes,
  • specials offers & promotions
  • tasty new products.
  • great tips for your family

Websaver has new Loreal coupons! (they mail them to you!)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Did you know you are entitled to a discount if an item scans in at the wrong price?

That's right, it's called the Scanning Code Of Practice, or SCOP. 

If an item scans it at a higher price than the shelf or advertised price, then you get a FREE product or discount!  If the item is less than $10.00 you get it free.  If it is more than $10.00 you receive $10.00 off the price!

Some of you may not be aware of this, but it is completely true, I pay close attention to the monitors as my purchases are being scanned.  I have received several free/discounted products thanks to SCOP ranging from cereal, bleach, an area rug and many other things!

If this happens to you, simply point it out to the cashier, most are very friendly about it, but once and a while you will get the odd one who acts like the money is coming off of her paycheque!  Simply inform them of the item in question, then when they verify that it has actually scanned in wrong, make sure you mention SCOP and that you get it free, sometimes cashiers will try to charge you the correct price instead of giving it to you free or discounted, but most are pretty good.

Times are tough, we need to save anywhere we can, so don't feel embarassed if this happens, the people behind you won't mind! stand up for your SCOP rights!  I do it all the time!  The retailers made the "rule" and it's our duty as consumers to follow it!


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