Saturday, April 30, 2011


Kellogs is offering a coupon for FREE cereal and savings on three other product! The best deal is getting a coupon for a free box of Vector, Special K or Corn Flakes!  Vector is one of my favourite cereals and a great deal at FREE!

CLICK HERE to get your free box and three other coupons for Kellogs breakfast product! These coupons are going to be mailed to your home via -

 Not do be outdone, General Mills is offering a box of FREE CEREAL as well. Chocolate Cheerios or new Fibre 1 Brown Sugar Shredded Wheat.

CLICK HERE to get your free box and three other coupon for a General Mills breakfast product! These coupons will be mailed to you via -

Thursday, April 28, 2011


There are many places that you can register and get "printable" coupons here are a list of places that I like going to and collecting and printing coupons as I need them.   
(Remember, you might want to start a separate email address just for couponing)

Life made delicious  Great coupons on a variety of General Mills Products - this one is in french, however if you google translate your page you can read in english - great household cleaning items - no coupons at the moment, but if you register for their newsletter - need I say more
Smartcanucks printable coupon forum- many many printable coupons many diffferent types of coupons for food, health care etc...

I hope you all have fun checking out these great deals! Also don't forget to check out my previous blog for all the great FLYER/COUPON deals posted on smartcanucks!
Coupon Flyer Deals


At Smart Canucks, they list all the deals with coupons each week.    They sure take a lot of time to put it all together and they let you know where all the deal are happening.  It's a great resource and the list also has a "printable" coupons click. Click on the link below and check out what is happening this week!


Thanks to the great posters on Smart Canucks, without these amazing people there would never be a list a great as this! 

Happy Savings
Miss Savings Girl

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


It's that time when Hallmark Canada opens up their doors to the public for great savings!   The sale starts tomorrow (April 29th) and runs until the 30th.   They have some great items all for rock bottom prices! If are looking for wrapping paper, cards, trinkets, stocking stuffers, Teacher gifts and any other types of gifts, you need to check this out.  I have heard they sell 10 rolls of wrapping paper for $1.00!
FYI - They are also opening their doors for three days in May and June!

Happy Savings,
Miss Savings Girl!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


From what I have heard this is a great sale that happens a few times a year. They have a HUGE variety of P&G product at amazing discounted prices and 100% of the proceeds are donated to The United Way!

They sell diapers, beauty products, makeup, household cleaners, laundry detergent and usually some small household appliances

International Center 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga– Hall 6
Saturday May 7th 11am - 7pm
Sunday May 8th 10am - 4pm

I have heard from others that this is a sale not to miss!!

Happy Savings,
Miss Savings Girl!


I love my mom.  She is the best person in the whole entire world, and if I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for her. I know it's a cliche, but I really do mean it. My mom has been there for me, and although I don't need a special day to tell her that I love her, this year May 8th is the day to do something extra special for her.

Flowers are a great way to express how you feel.  I have found this great flower market in Toronto, that has AMAZING long lasting flowers at great prices.  Check it out.  For under $20.00 you can get the most beautiful display of flowers!

Kingston Road Flower Market
966 Kingston Road
Toronto, M4E
Phone: 416-694-9131

Check it out!

Happy Savings
Miss Savings Girl!

Monday, April 25, 2011


I don't know about you guys, but I have a box full of old cell phones that seem to be gathers dust and taking up room.  I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with all of them when I came across a great offer at Best Buy 

They will take an old cellphone and give you the equivalant of what its worth in a best buy gift card.

They also have so great offers just for Earth Month

To celebrate Earth Month Best Buy Mobile has pulled together some special trade-in offers to encourage you to trade-in your old phones and upgrade to something smarter.

Promo 1:

Trade-in any phone and upgrade to a BlackBerry and receive a bonus $50 gift card (Valid Apr.15-28). 

Promo 2:

Trade-in any old Android phone and receive up to a $20 gift card bonus (Valid Apr.1-28).

Promo 3:

Trade-in any phone and upgrade to the LG Optimus One or Koodo INQ Chat and get a bonus $50 gift card
(Valid Apr.15-28)

If you would like to check out what your old phone is worth check out their website BEST BUY CELL PHONE TRADE.

Time to make some money on those cell phones that are gathering dust.  However if you have a Zach Morris cell phone, keep it, it may be worth a heck of a lot more!

Happy Savings
Miss Savings Girl!


I came across this post today and realized that there are so many people in the world selflessly caring for loved ones with disabilities. I am sure it get expensive. I found this great post on Smartcanucks, by one of the members Koolaid. She took the time to list all the discounts for caregivers of the disabled.

The Access 2 Entertainment Card:

This card allows you free entrance for the caregiver of a person with special needs to a number of different cultural venues across Canada. 

The application is available here Access 2 entertainment card. The card is accepted across Canada, however it needs to be renewed every 5 years.

The Access 2 Entertainment Card is accepted at the following cultural venues across Canada.

British Columbia
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
National Geographic IMAX Theatre
Pacific Cinémathèque
Science World
Vancouver Aquarium

Western Development Museum

Art Gallery of Ontario
Casa Loma
Chatham Capitol Theatre
CN Tower
Harbour Front Centre
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre
Metro Toronto Zoo *the Toronto Zoo also has a 50% for individuals with special needs.
National Film Board
Ontario Place
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Ottawa Fat Cats

Nova Scotia
Museum of Industry

The Access 2 Entertainment card is currently accepted at the following Canadian theaters:

Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
AMC Theaters
Cinema City Cinemas
Coliseum Cinemas
Colossus Cinemas
Empire Theatres
Famous Players Cinemas
Galaxy Cinemas
Landmark Cinemas
Les Cinémas Fortune
Magic Lantern Cinemas
Rainbow Cinemas
Scotiabank Theatre Cinemas
SilverCity Cinemas

Other places not really advertized

Fantasy Fair Toronto: Mention the disability and get a discounted ticket.

Marineland (Niagara Falls): (As per their website) Special view areas are provided for guests with disabilities at the King Waldorf® Stadium, Aquarium Dome, Friendship Cove® and Arctic CoveTM. Please inquire with Marineland team members at these locations. We regret that the lower level of the Aquarium building cannot be made accessible. Most rides are accessible depending on the capabilities of individual guests. Access is often best accommodated through the exits of our rides. Guests with disabilities must be able to support themselves in a sitting position in order to ride and must meet all height requirements. Please inquire with ride attendants. Marineland team members will provide assistance; however, they are not permitted to lift guests with disabilities. A companion is welcome to accompany a guest with disabilities for the purpose of providing assistance. *If you require further information or assistance, please stop by Guests Services

Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto): A caregiver gets in free to assist with the person with the disability

Your Local Community Centre: This is unadvertised, however most centres allow an accompanying caregiver free entrance to public swimming/skating areas

Canada's Wonderland: reduced rate for disability and once in gate, you have to check in at Service desk to gain access pass for person with disability. This means you have reduced wait times to most rides and enter at EXIT doors onto the rides when staff permit you to

Via Rail: offers reduced travel rates

Geneva Centre for Autism (Toronto): free viewings of current movies

Kerry's Place: Sign up for emails or register directly through your local office. Not only do they provide support they have events at reduced prices

Ontario Provincial Parks: If you have a CNIB card or wheelchair parking pass, you can get reduced fee's at Ontario's prov parks for camping

Bowmanville Zoo: free caregiver admittance with the purchase of admission for a person of special needs 

Thanks so much to Koolaid for taking the time to share this with everyone!!!

Happy Savings
Miss Savings Girl!


On Friday, I did something that I had never done before, I registered for the Canadian Bone Marrow registry.  I was inspired because of one woman's story Cathy Anagnostopoulos.  She is a 44 year old mother of 3 children and has been recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  Cathy is in need of a Stem Cell Transplant from a matched donor, because Cathy is of Greek decent,  a match within the Greek Community is most likely, however all ethnicities are encouraged to register. 

Registering was the easiest thing I have ever done, I filled out a form, sat at a table and swabbed the inside of my cheeks. That was it, it took about 5 minutes.  I did however start crying. I was trying to figure out why.  I began to think about this woman, who is most likely fighting the biggest fight of her life and she is doing everything she can to beat cancer.  I don't know Cathy, but I can conclude that she is loved by many, it shows by the number of volunteers that have been tirelessly working at all these events. I don't know if I will be her match, but maybe I am someone elses. 

Registering is a personal choice that only you can make, however if you would like to register,  Cathy's family and friends are holding a number of swabbing events through out the city of Toronto. If you do not live in the Toronto area there are other ways.

Check out:

Please consider joining the Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registry, you could help save a life. Anyone between the ages of 17 and 50 can join. All you have to do is rub a swab on the inside of your cheeks. It is as simple as that. If you are a match, the actual transplant procedure, in most cases, is like donating blood.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


What a great day today was! 24 degrees here in Toronto!  With Spring looking like it's finally staying, some of us are "Spring Cleaning".   During my annual home purge, I set up different piles - LOVE IT- things I keep, LIKE IT - things I am on the fence about and HATE IT- definitely needs to go
After everything is sorted out, it's time to decide what to do with that huge pile of "STUFF",  I give some to charity, some to friends and then I sell the rest of it.  The beauty of technology is that you can have a garage sale at anytime! Thanks to sites like Craigslist and Kijiji it's possible to actually make some cash from the things you no longer need.  Posting online and creating your own "VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE" may seem daunting, and a bit difficult, but seriously it's pretty easy to do and manage. 

Here are some great tips  on how to sell your items online.

1. Make sure what you have is sellable
No one is going to buy your child's arts and crafts! Also if it's broken, don't put it online no one is really going to buy a broken item.  Make sure that your item is also clean, and shiny. If it's an electronic item include any warranties or manuals. Make your item look as new as possible.

2.Take some great photos
Photos are super important. Place the item in front of a neutral background, a nice solid sheet covering your table is great. If it's a piece of furniture, make sure the area is tidy, (people look at the other things in

3. Describe with as much detail as possible
Let everyone know exactly what you are selling.  The dimensions, the age, the colour. When did you buy it. Tell a story about what you are selling and why you are selling it. Make sure you let people know if you can deliver. 

4. Set your price
Do your research! What I like to do is take a look at what others are selling similar items for and what they are selling it for.  Be ready to negotiate, trust me people will make you "low ball" offers, it's your choice if you respond. However,  if you notice that you are getting offers that are much lower than what you have posted, reconsider your asking price.   

5. If you only want cash, say it
Cash only should appear in your ad if you only want cash. I think this is the best way to deal on the sites.

6. Get a number
Make sure you speak to the person that you are negotiating with, especially when it comes to making the exchange. 

7. Be safe
Never be alone when doing an exchange. If possible I always say go them, and try to bring a friend.

Happy Savings
Miss Savings Girl


The couponing world has a lot of acronyms, here is a great list of what they mean.

BOGO or B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
B3G1 = Buy Three, Get One Free
FREE ITEM COUPON/FPC = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
HV = High Value
IP = Internet Printable Coupon
LF = Looking For
MIR = Mail In Rebate
NED = No Expiry Date
Peelie = A coupon that is attached directly to the product to be “peeled off“
PM = Price Matched (when the store you are at matches the sale price at another store)
PP = Purchase Price
RC = Raincheck
SMP = Specially Marked Packages
STACKING = Some stores allow the use of more than one coupon per item, if the coupon itself does not restrict it.
SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
Tear-pad = A pad of coupons, usually on the shelf or display, where you tear the coupon off of the pad.
TFT = Toonies for Tummies
TMF = Try Me Free
WYB/WUB = When You Buy

Happy Savings,
Miss Savings Girl


Saturday, April 23, 2011


At Smart Canucks, they list all the deals with coupons each week.    They sure take a lot of time to put it all together and they let you know where all the deal are happening.  It's a great resource and the list also has "printable" coupons click. Click on the link below and check out what is happening this week!


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl

Friday, April 22, 2011


Coupons are a great way to save money, and when you combine coupons with sales at the grocery store,  money that stays in your wallet begins to add up.  I am sure that many of you have seen or heard about the show on TLC  Extreme Couponing?  I just want to make one thing clear, this is not really possible in Canada, you cannot "STACK" coupons (using more then one coupon for the same product) at most Canadian groceries stores, it's one coupon per purchase/product. However I have heard that some London Drug stores allow coupon stacking, but it's pretty much hit and miss. I will update if I have heard anything new on this.

Before you begin your coupon collecting adventure, here are a few things that you might want to consider; set up a new email address - GMAIL or YAHOO or HOTMAIL.  The reason being is that you may start signing up for different offers and I find it much easier if my saving all are filtered into one separate email address.   To get many of these coupons you will need to register on the websites and order your coupons directly to be mailed to your home. Here are the sites:

I will add more as I collect them. I think the above links are a great way to start! So happy couponing!


Hi and welcome to my first blog about savings! I am so excited to be doing this. I was inspired by my sister, to actually blog about all the savings that are out there.  I believe that everyone likes a deal, and when I  get a great deal, all I want to do is YELL it out loud.

I think this need to tell the world about how much I saved, comes from my mom. She is the QUEEN of finding a deal.  After one of her shopping trips, she would hold up an item and say "how much do you think I paid for this?"  I would never even bother to answer because I would rarely get it right.

The truth is, we all work hard for our money, and if there is a way of saving some of it, I say go for it! 

I want to share with you all the things that you can get for less and maybe take that money that you have saved on groceries, and spend it on other things that make you happy.

Happy Savings,
Miss Savings Girl