Sunday, May 29, 2011

My contest winner!

My contest winner sent me a photo with their PRIZE and a big SMILE on their face!
Thanks you to everyone that participated, and just to let you know I have another contest in the works! I will be announcing the details later this week!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

FREE Subway breakfast



Yup this is a "no strings attached" deal for everyone! Just head into your local Subway on May 31st (that's this Tuesday) and pick yourself up a coffee and a ham and cheese muffin melt no coupons necessary!  the offer is running from 7:00am-10am (I would double check with your local Subway to make sure they are participating)
Enjoy!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Tell your secret!


I just did it! And so should you! Vichy Canada is offering a free 4 day trial of their Liftactiv Derm Source when you share your secret to youthful, beautiful skin! It's really easy. You just have to visit their site and click on the icon share your secret, and you will be redirected to your Facebook account. Tell the world your secret and you then get your FREE  four day supply!

Click HERE to visit Vichy Canada's website and get ready to SPILL the beans!


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Free Samples!

There are a few great sample offers from Walmart.

The first one is for Sensodyne toothpaste click HERE to request your free sample.
The second one from Walmart is for U-kotex click HERE for your free sample.

I am not sure what the sizes are, but if you like getting FREE things in the mail, I suggest that you fill out the forms and get your freebies!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Advil Deals at Shoppers Drug Mart!



I went to shoppers yesterday and they had some GREAT deals on Advil! Advil Nighttime is on sale for $3.99 and there are two different coupons you can use with this: 1. the tear pad that has $4 off any advil nighttime product (they are no longer available, but if you saved it this is a great opportunity to use it) or their is a printable coupon found here Advil Nighttime - $2.00 off.  Also their regular Advil is on sale for $2.00 and use this coupon Advil any product - $2.00 off and it's only 99 cents! I think this is an AMAZING deal on Advil.  Just a tip, when you print of the Advil coupons you can only print one per day so print what you want to use!



Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Coupon Savings = FREE!

There are so many great offers out there!  I have decided to put them all in one post!

1. Scotts Paper towels! This is a printable coupon that you can use right away! They are offering $2 off! Click HERE for your coupon.

2. Tomorrow is going to a hot one! So while you are out and about, stop in to a MACS and get your buy 1 get 1 free Nestle Drumstick. Click HERE for your coupon.

3. Got allergies? Well Aerius wants to send you a $10 off coupon for their products.  Click HERE for your coupon.

4. Here is a great deal for those with a dishwasher, their is a great coupon for $6 off INISH® QUANTUMATIC starter kit, and right now there are on for 6.00 at Walmart and Canadian Tire! That means FREE! Click HERE for your coupon.

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!



Savings on Garnier Ultra-Lift


Garnier is offering some great coupons for $9 off their Ultra-Lift line.  I just started using this stuff, and I love it! It makes my skin feel AMAZING!! Click HERE for your $9 of savings from Garnier!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Veet sample kit!





For a limited time,  Veet is offering a FREE wax strip sample kits that each include:
  • 1 large Veet EasyGrip™ body wax strip
  • 1 small facial Veet® wax strip
  • 1 perfect finish wipe
Click here for your Veet sample kit! 
***Please mention misssavingsgirl.blogspot.com when filling out the form! 

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coupon Flyer Deals! May 27th - June 2nd




It's that time of the week again! The coupon flyer deal is up on the Smart Canucks, website. For those of you that may not know what this is, it's a list that the amazing people at Smart Canucks compile with all the great deals out there. It is also updated through out the next few days. It's a great resource and the list also has a "printable" coupons link. Click on the link below and check out what is happening this week!


Weekly Deals May27th -June 2nd

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Physicians Formula MIR


Just this weekend I purchased a variety of Physicians Formula products. I love this stuff! What I just found out, there is a MIR (Mail In Rebate) for a number of their products! Some for free and others at around $6 off!  Here is a list of what they are offering:

Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Trio $6 Mail-in-Rebate
Powder Palette® Mineral Glow Pearls Blush $6 Mail-in-Rebate  
Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder, Bronzer & Blush $6 Mail-in-Rebate 
Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum Full Price Rebate  
Mineral Wear® Correcting Powder, Correcting Pebbles, and Airbrushing Loose Powder $6 Mail-in-Rebate 
Organic wear® Jumbo Lash Mascara Full Price Rebate  

Click on the LINK to download your own rebate form!


Happy Savings! 
Miss Savings Girl!

Always keep your reciepts!

A few years ago, I went Christmas shopping at Old Navy and bought my niece a whole bunch of clothes (at regular price).  When I went to pay for everything, the cashier informed me that that if I keep my receipt and if the anything goes on sale, in the next 30 days, I will receive the difference.  Pretty cool!

So now when ever I purchase an item, I make myself aware of their policy.  So far I have received the price difference from Best Buy, Old Navy, Walmart and Ikea! It's always smart to ask cause you never know!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FREE EYEGLASSES!


They are doing it AGAIN!
ClearlyContacts.ca is giving away yet ANOTHER 10,000 free pair of eyeglasses (frames and lenses) on May 26th  starting at 9:00am EST. 

The giveaway is open to first time participants only, so you won't be able to get this offer if you've signed up for this before. To redeem your free pair of glasses, use coupon code FREECANADA526 when you checkout. You only have to pay approximately $15 for shipping and handling.

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Knorr soups Facebook offer!

Become a fan of Knorr Canada on Facebook (Click here to get their web page and click their LIKE button to get your very own coupon!   I thought I would check out some recipes on the Knorr website, here is one that looks just delicious!





Atlantic Shrimp with Aromatic Garlic & Tomato Spaghetti



30 minutes prep time
15 minutes cook time
Serves 4

175 mL Knorr Herb and Garlic Marinade, divided 3/4 cup
375 g medium fresh Atlantic shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 lb
375 g spaghetti 3/4 lb
45 mL extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp
4 cloves garlic, minced 4
125 mL white wine 1/2 cup
4 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped 4
30 mL chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp
salt and pepper
freshly grated parmesan cheese

Place 1/2 cup (125 mL) marinade and shrimp in resealable plastic food storage bag, turning to thoroughly coat; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain well.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil and sauté garlic, and shrimp over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove shrimp from skillet; and set aside.

To skillet, pour in wine and cook 1-2 minutes or until wine is reduced by half. Stir in tomatoes, remaining 1/4 cup (50 mL) marinade; simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley and shrimp; heat through. Add drained pasta to skillet and toss well with sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I got my OPTIMUM card


I know it's been a long time coming! I finally got my Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card, I now it's time to figure out how's the best way for me to start maximizing my points without spending the most money!

Get 10 points when you spend $1.
Get 100 points when you spend $10.
Get 500 points when you spend $50.
Get 1,000 points when you spend $100.


REMEMBER: Don't just shop at SDM because you get points.  You won't save money by shopping here just because of their points, especially when another store has the same product at a much lower price!  

I have SCOURED the Internet and have come across some great TIPS to earn mega points, so of course I will share with you!

Always purchase milk!
Buy a gift card before you start shopping during that visit, because you earn points on the GC and then again when you use your card! DOUBLE the points!
Use a GC to buy stamps, prescriptions and other stuff you don't regularly get points on.
Use coupons when you can, you get points on them as well!
Bonus points days are a great way to build up points fast!
Also SDM always has great offers on getting more points, Smartcanucks.com has a great link that always updates on new Optimum points offers,  CLICK HERE to check out them out.


To be honest, I am a bit overwhelmed when it comes to these points, but I am hoping I will figure it out all out soon enough.  My goal now is to ALWAYS have my optimum card on hand so I can start earning my points!  

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

I am in Michigan!!!

Hello everyone!! I am in Michigan and checking out all the great saving opportunities out her! I don't have much access to the Internet so posting are pretty limited. It's raining out at the moment so that means checking out the stores fir some cross boarder shopping! First thing this morning I checked out the Sunday flyers! Coupons everywhere! Even for booze!!! This is crazy!! I have come up with a wicked idea for me and my followers. I will share with you guys when I get back.

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!




I wish everyone a safe and happy Victoria Day long weekend! Be safe and enjoy all those great deals out their this weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

$1 Filp Flops!



I love this deal at Old Navy! $1 flip flops! Let's be honest, you really can't get a better deal than this. Stores open at 7am!  PLEASE ladies, before you put your flip flops on get a pedicure! :)

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Bulk Barn new printable coupon!


Hello fellow savers! Bulk barn has a wonderful printable coupon for some great savings.  Save $3 when you spend $10 or more. It's that easy.  You can only use one coupon a week and it cannot be combined with any other offers. It's valid from today (May 20th) till June 2nd.  Click here to print your very own coupon!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Canadian Coupon Policy - ebook!

Finally my prayers have been answered! I just got this GREAT email, that gives me a downloadable ebook with Canadian store coupon policies. 

For example, find out if they accept printable coupons, Do you know if they price match? What about if the retailer allows coupon stacking?

Many Canadian retailers do not have an official policy and this is a common complaint among couponers in Canada. Grocery Alerts Canada created a free eBook that contains coupon policies across Canada for popular stores.

Here are the stores that are listed:
  • Calgary Co-op
  • Farm Boy
  • FreshCo
  • Loblaws (Real Canadian Superstore, Zehrs, No Frills, Dominion, Provigo, Fortinos, The Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Extra Foods)
  • London Drugs
  • Longos
  • Metro (Food Basics)
  • Sobeys (IGA)
  • Safeway Canada
  • Thrifty Foods
  • Toys’r’us Canada
  • Walmart Canada
I  suggest you print a copy of our free eBook and take it with you when you shop. You will have it at your disposal, should you have any couponing disputes!!!


Happy Savings! 
Miss Savings Girl!  


On The Go Magazine



On the TTC they offer so many free magazines.  I never really take any of them, until today! I grabbed a few of them, and while flipping through them I found COUPONS!  What a great find! On the Go magazine can be found at TTC and Go Stations around Toronto, but I am not too sure where else in Canada. If anybody knows please feel free to share! So here are the coupons that I found:

$1 off Janes Flat Jacks (chicken snacks)
$10 MIR  of a Bissell Big Green rental from Rona
$10 off when you spend $50 at Pet Smart
$1 off Old Dutch Potato Chips


Weekly coupon/flyer deals!





It's that time of the week again! The coupon flyer deal is up on the Smart Canucks, website. For those of you that may not know what this is, it's a list that the amazing people at Smart Canucks compile with all the great deals out there. It is also updated through out the next few days. 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!


Weekly Deals May20th -27th

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Enough "LIKES" and you get free BUNS!

I have never heard about this before, but it sounds pretty cool. Wonder Bread is offering a coupon on their Facebook page, the catch is the more people that like the page, the better the coupons.  What they are doing is from now until June 15th they are counting how many fans they have and depending on how many fans they have on the 15th that's the coupon you will get:

For 1-2,000 “Likes” – you will receive a 50¢ coupon, (already hit)
For 2,001-4,000 “Likes” – you will receive a 75¢ coupon,
For 4,001-6,000 “Likes” - you will receive a $1 coupon,
For 6,001- 8,000 “Likes” – you will receive a $1.25 coupon,
For 8,001 -10,000 “Likes” - you will receive a Buy One, Get One Free coupon

So head over to Facebook and Like their page!

I found this great Wonder Bread commercial from the 2010 Olympics! Super cute enjoy.



Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

15% off your next meal at MEGAS!

Megas, located at 402 Danforth Avenue in Toronto, is a great little Greek restaurant, their food is YUMMY! 

I found this printable coupon for 15% off your next visit. I think these are great coupons if you are looking to try out a new place or a new cuisine (but seriously folks who has not tried Greek food in Toronto?)  If you want to learn more about the place go to their website Megas and check out their menu.


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish Salad?


I don't know if you heard, but McDonald's is offering more then just Big Macs and Happy Meals these days, they have SALAD ENTREES.  Just print this coupon and present the coupon to the cashier when you are ordering. Limit of one coupon per customer, per visit.  The coupon is valid now through June 13th 2011.

Just to kick it a bit old school who remembers this commercial!?!




Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

mmmmmm East Side Mario's printable coupon!

This one is for my dear sister! $10 off your next meal at East Side Marios. I personally love their salad! OMG, I don't know why, but that dressing is FANTASTIC and this is my sister's kids one of their favourite places to eat. 

Me and my niece and nephew at East Side Marios in London, Ont.
So here is the deal folks,  East Side Marios Canada is offering a printable coupon for $10 off your next meal valued at $30 or more. All you need to do is complete this  Simply complete this online survey to receive your discount.  The coupon will show up in your mail box in about 24hrs.  I found this other great link you can use if you don't really feel like filling out the survey click here to print off your coupon.  Dine-in only, one coupon per table per visit, expires June 30, 2011.

Enjoy your meal!


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

700 Samples from Kiehl's Canada


Facebook is a great place to get FREE samples and great coupons! Here is another one from Kiehl's Canada!

From their website:
Our humble beginnings...
Kiehl's was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York's Lower East Side neighborhood. From our earliest days, our staff has personalized every contact with Kiehl's customer.
Our fine formulations have always been made with the most unique natural ingredients found the world over. In those early days, recommendations may have included such unusual remedies as Attraction Powder or Money Drawing Oil - considered highly efficacious in their day.
Today, we serve customers everywhere skin and hair care formulas derived from the most unique natural ingredients. By combining tried-and-true methods with the latest innovations from around the world, we assure the high level of quality and efficacy our customers have come to expect from Kiehl's for more than 159 years

This week on their facebook page Kiehl's Canada is offering a free 7 day supply of their Healthy Skin Essentials when you "Like" them on Facebook. They have limit of 700 samples available each day.  It starts today, but they are not sharing "the time" with anyone.  So, you may have to keep checking back and hopefully you get lucky!

Click here from the link: Kiehl's Canada

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!


Monday, May 16, 2011

The contest winner is.....

 

Hank Pol

Congrats Hank on winning all these coupons!

please contact me via misssavingsgirl@gmail.com

so I can send you out your coupons before the looming Canada Postal Workers strike begins! 

 

 

Happy Savings! 

Miss Savings Girl

Be a good couponer!


Companies first created coupons for free samples and cents off a purchase to entice consumers to try their product. Their goal was that the consumer would like it so much that they would continue to purchase the product.  This form of marketing was so successful that is companies still use it today.  However coupons were never created in order for the consumer to make money!  

Since the broadcast premier of EXTREME COUPONING on TLC, I have noticed crazy things happening at grocery stores across Toronto. People are getting very greedy and inconsiderate to other consumers that shop at the same stores.  One great example is the printable coupon deal B2 Ziploc products save $4.00 and the recent sale at Walmart on $1.48 boxes. People were buying these and using their coupons and getting cash back!  It has been near impossible to find Ziploc sandwich bags at any Walmart right across the country (I read a lot of other blogs so I have heard).  Yes we all need Ziploc bags but how many are too much?

There is a list of do's and don'ts when it comes to using coupons.  A sort of list from Miss Manners or Miss Savings Girl :) 

Do the prep work before you head out shopping
Make your list and organize your coupons, so when you get to the checkout, you are not searching for your coupons and holding up the line. What I have recently done is purchased a photo album with sleeves. I keep it handy in the front of my cart while I shop. When I pick up the item that I want to buy, I quickly find the corresponding coupon and place it in the back of the album. That way when I get to the checkout, I have all my coupons I am using available right away.  

Use your coupons correctly
Read your coupon careful, and use it correctly. Pay attention to the terms listed such as "excludes trial sizes" or "one coupon per transaction." One coupon per purchase means that you can use more than one of the same coupons as long as you have one item to match with each coupon (1 coupon for 1 product).  One coupon per transaction means that you can only use one like coupon during that transaction.

Use legitimate coupons
Do not scan or copy coupons. Some coupons can be printed multiple times, but each time you print, there is usually a unique access or security code. You do not get this if you scan or copy the coupons. When it’s time to use your coupons make sure that they are still good and have not expired. I have heard people say that they have given stores expired coupons and have not had any problems. If it is the store’s policy then it is okay to use expired coupons in the store.

How many coupons should I take from a tear pad?
Take what you need. I usually take enough for me based on the For example, if I found a coupon today for razors and the expiry date was December, I would take what I would need for till then and some to share with my friends and family.

Don't be a shelf clearer
Everyone likes a good bargain. There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at a store and seeing a person who emptied the shelves of a "hot" bargain item (i.e. the Walmart/Ziploc incident).  Purchase what you will need. Remember there are so many others out there that would like to get in on the sale!

Make big trips during off hours
If you are going to be making a big shopping trip and plan to use a lot of coupons, try and do it during off hours. Trust me when I say other people get frustrated and so do the cashiers.

Be a coupon fairy
Have you ever been out shopping and seen a coupon for an item you plan on buying just sitting there in front of it like it was meant to be? If you have coupons that are close to their expiration date, be a "coupon fairy" and leave them for someone else to use.  It’s all about karma!

At the end of the day, it’s really up to you and how you want to use coupons, but remember everyone has the right to save, so be courtesy when your out shopping and getting those deals!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Thanks to everyone that has entered! I will be announcing the winner tomorrow! Good luck to everyone!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer Coupons!

The weather is not really showing it lately, but I hear that summer is just around the corner!  Time outside in the great outdoors with family and friends. I would love to share with you guys some great coupons to use for the summer! Click on the links and enjoy the savings! 

Coppertone $1

Yet another blast from the past commercial!  Wow, how times have changed!  Who flashes on a tan anymore? LOL enjoy!




Enjoy your summer savings!
Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Why do people get mad when someone is using coupons?


This is one thing that I do not understand at all. Why do people get angry when other people use coupons at the checkout? Seriously who goes to Walmart on a Saturday mid-day when they are in a rush? and if my choice to use coupons angers you,  I can only assume that you have bigger issues in your life then my choice to save money!

Over the last few months I have becoming much more savvy when using my coupons, I know what is on sale and I know how to maximize my savings with the sales by using the appropriate coupons. So yes, I do use many coupons when I check out, but I am very organized. If I have a printable coupon I take the time to double check with Customer Service that I can use the coupon.   I always tell the cashier that I have coupons, I hand her them right after she rings in the item and I am patient when she takes her time to make sure that it is valid.   I do everything in my power to make checkout time  quick! Over the last two days I have come across some very RUDE people whispering under their breath that "they do not have time for this" or "seriously?" 

I am sure that I am not the only person to have encountered impatient people, so I want to share some of the great (well I think great) ways of calling them out on their behaviour.

1. I have turned to one lady and nicely said, "I am sorry money doesn't come easy to me, however if you would like me not to use my coupons and make this process go quickly, I have no problem with you  paying me directly the $20.00 (or whatever my total savings is about to be) I am about to save!" with a great big smile!
2. I turn and acknowledge that they are angry and say "I only wish I could just pay the extra $20.00 (or whatever my total savings is about to be) but I hate to give someone more money then I have to.
3. I turn and say, "I am sorry, do you have an issue with me saving money?"
4. I announce very loud my total savings with a great big smile on my face!
5. I just turn around and smile really big and say "sorry! coupons!"
6. When they say "seriously?" I have said "YUP! COUPONS!"

I think these people are getting mad at the wrong person, I am doing everything correctly, but the cashiers are not properly trained on their store coupon policy and they take a lot of time looking over every single inch of my coupon, and if they are not sure they call over their manager to double check with them. 

I really don't care what a stranger thinks or says, I know how to handle my own. I want everyone using coupons to feel the same way, cause at the end of the day it's YOUR money and no one can make you spend more then you need to!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Be a coupon Fairy!



I guess you might be wondering what a coupon "fairy" is.  It's someone that hands out coupons to people.  There are many ways you can be a coupon fairy;

1. Just leave them on grocery store shelves where the coupon corresponds with the product
2. Share with your friends and family, just today I was able to share with my mom and cousin over $20.00 worth of coupons! I went with my mom to do some shopping and I just handed her coupons when she was buying the products that she needed! It was easy and fun helping my mom for a change!
3. Give them to people while at the check out line. A few weeks ago I wrote about the woman that handed me free coupons while in the check out line at RCCC (read post),  I think that is a great idea, I always check out other people carts and see what I can give them so they can save a little.  Who doesn't like free money, and what a wonderful way of doing a random act of kindness!


If you have extra coupons, try being a coupon fairy it's always nice to help others save!


Happy Savings!
Miss Saving Girl!






Contest is closing tonight at midnight EST!

Just a reminder to get your entries in! The contest is closing TODAY at midnight EST! I am giving away over $100 worth of various coupons!

EXAMPLE OF COUPONS:
1 FREE 12x333ml Can Pack of Any C'PLUS Product
$5 Tim Hortons Gift Card
$3 off Splenda
$2 off BIC Soleil
$1 off Noxema Clean
$4 off Advil Nightime

How the contest works: starting today, May 5th and running until May 15th that's tonight at midnight! EST, you could earn the following:
One entry clicking "LIKE" on my Facebook page Miss Saving Girl Facebook
One entry for following me on Twitter Miss Savings Girl Twitter
One entry for each unique retweet of Miss Savings Girl Tweet
One entry for each unique comment on my Facebook wall Miss Saving Girl Facebook wall
One entry for each unique comment on my blog  Miss Savings Girl Blog
Two entries for following the Miss Savings Girl Blog

On Tuesday May 17th I will post the winner!

Good Luck everyone!
Happy Savings,
Miss Savings Girl!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free Compost!!!!

 
Grab your shovels and containers they are giving away free compost in Scarborough! 
 
Ward 35 - Scarborough Southwest Compost Day
Sunday May 15th 
Bring your own shovel and container to take free compost
from these locations;
 
9am – 11am at Corvette Junior Public School
11am – 1pm at W.A. Porter School
1pm – 3pm at Prairie Drive Park
 
After researching into this, I learned that the City of Toronto has a number of free compost depots and they will be open from April to October 2011. Residents can get up to one cubic metre of leaf compost (approximately one car trunkful) at the sites listed below. Compost is available on a weekly basis while supplies last.
Here is a list of places open in Toronto:
 
Etobicoke
Disco Transfer Station
120 Disco Road at Carlingview Drive
Open Saturdays 7am-noon

North York
Ingram Transfer Station
50 Ingram Drive
(east of Keele Street between Lawrence Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West)
Open Saturdays 7am-noon
 
Victoria Park Transfer Station 
3350 Victoria Park Avenue 
(between Finch Ave. and McNicoll Avenue)
Open Saturdays 7am-noon
 
Scarborough
Scarborough Transfer Station
1 Transfer Place
(Markham Road, north of Sheppard Avenue East)
Open Saturdays 7am-noon

Toronto
Commissioners Transfer Station 
400 Commissioner Street 
(south of Lake Shore Boulevard East, between Don Roadway & Carlaw Avenue Enter off Bouchette Street)
Open Saturdays 7am-noon

If you would like to learn so more information about the compost that is offered and how you can use it in your garden CLICK HERE





























I think this is great! The money that you save on compost you can use towards making your garden that much more beautiful ! 

Happy Savings! 
Miss Savings Girl!  

FREE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES!



FREE GLASSES!!!!! ClearlyContacts.ca is giving away  10,000 free pair of eyeglasses (frames and lenses) on May 17, 2011 starting at 12:00PM EST.  They mention this promotion of their facebook page HERE and you can view the details when you 'Like' them.

It's on May 17, 2011, and it starts at 12PM EST. The giveaway is open to first time participants only, so you won't be able to get this offer if you've signed up for this before. To redeem your free pair of glasses, use coupon code 10KCA517 when you checkout. You only have to pay approximately $15 for shipping and handling.

Check back on their website when the giveaway starts.

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

FREE trial pair of ACUVE contact lenses!



I found this great coupon on the Living Well website. The are offering a FREE Trial Pair Certificate for ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.  Click on the link FREE TRIAL PAIR fill out the information and presto a certificate ready for you to print!


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Wash that grey out of your hair!

Clairol is offering a freebie this weekend on their facebook page! They are giving away o 25,000 free boxes of hair dye.  Simply like them on Facebook and fill in your info and you will get your FREE BOX of hair dye! FREE CLAIROL

Remember there great "Wash that grey right out of my hair" commercial... for a trip down memory lane here it is!



Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

THE COUPON FLYER DEALER IS UP ON SMARTCANUCKS!




It's that time of the week again! The coupon flyer deal is up on the Smart Canucks, website. For those of you that may not know what this is, it's a list that the amazing people at Smart Canucks compile with all the great deals out there. It is also updated through out the next few days. 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!

Flyer coupon deals May13th-16th

Click on the link and go ahead and plan your savings!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gas Prices are insane!

I am in shock this morning. I woke up and was watching Breakfast Television and just watched as the gas pump graphic increased its price! CRAZY! over $1.40 a litre. I remember when I thought 40 cents was a high price for gas.

The Globe and Mail wrote a great piece about why the gas prices are rising The Globe and Mail.   I usual get my gas at a Loblaws gas station where it's a bit cheaper and I get cash back to use at one of their stores, I guess my cash back will be getting higher these days! I also check out Gas Buddy. I would never drive too far to get gas, it's just not worth it! 

There are also all these crazy tips to save gas, like make sure your tire pressure is at this, maintain your car, a hybrid (seriously)... blah blah blah...
Here are mine:
Walk when you can - seriously do you have to drive to go up the street? Especially when the days are just great, and if it's raining use an umbrella!
Take the transit if it's available.  I live in Toronto and we have the TTC, it's not that bad, and I love reading while on the train or bus, it gives me my mine time!
Car pool when the opportunity comes - you will feel the savings immediately.  Send an email around the office and see if others are interested. Three people in my office have done this and one person shared with me that they have saved over $400.00 in the first month (that includes parking).  Also car pool when you are shopping. You should have to shop alone, find a friend and shop together. You don't want to spend ALL your savings on gas.
Get or use your gas points card Seriously if you are paying an arm and a leg why not get points that you can cash in for gas savings, Petro allows you to buy a GC that knocks of a few cents on each fuel purchase up to a certain amount.

If you have any other use full tips please share on my blog!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Majesta Trees of Knowledge

A couple of weeks ago I went down to Yonge Dundas square in Toronto to check out the Brita earth day celebrations. They were giving out free Brita water filters and also some great samples from other earth friendly companies. One of them was Majesta.  Now Majesta is offering a wonderful contest for schools in Canada.  Here are the details from their website: 


 

Your School Could Win An Outdoor Classroom

Apply now. We're awarding one lucky Canadian school a complete, customized Outdoor Classroom.

The Outdoor Classroom prize is valued at $20,000* including things like topsoil, loam materials, boulders/furniture (large rocks, logs/stumps), coniferous trees, deciduous trees, shrubs, or planters depending on the winner’s proposal.
MAJESTA and our expert planting partner Tree Canada invite you to participate in this exciting competition. Our educational partner, Focus on Forests, will provide the winning school with teaching resources for outdoor learning. Tree Canada will provide the technical advice to help transform your school property.

Here is a list of the criteria for applications.

If you are a teacher, have a child in school make sure you can visit their website at Majesta Application and apply for your school!  I think this is such a wonderful contest!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Free samples and printable coupons

 I have been checking my email and some other places online and I came across these printable coupons and a free sample giveaway.  The advil coupons have an expiry date from when you print them, so I would suggest printing them when you need.  Enjoy the coupons!


Purex with Zoot - Purex with Zoot (sample and a $3.00 off with coupon), I have no idea what Zoot is, but Purex has decided


OXY - Save $4 on Oxy sensitive foaming facial cleanser or natural action product & Save $9 when you buy any 2 Oxy natural action products

Canesten-$3.00 cause you just never know!

TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain - Save $5.00 on any TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain product (50ct or higher)

Advil Nighttime - $2.00 off
Advil Extra Strength - $2.00 off
Advil Cold & Sinus - $2.00 off
Children's Advil- $2.00 off
(it looks like you can only print one a day)

Remember if you want to win $100 worth of coupons don't forget to check out my post with all the information on how to enter -  Miss Savings Girl Coupon Contest

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl

Monday, May 9, 2011

Listen to your mouth!

Yet another favourite snack from my youth has a Facebook promotion happening.  If you register today on Facebook Triscuit Canada they will send you a coupon for a FREE box of Triscuit crackers in the mail. Plus, you'll receive a Triscuit recipe booklet. (Click here for the FACEBOOK link TRISCUIT FACEBOOK)

I love dipping my flavoured Tricuit's in TZATZIKI and HUMMUS - yup the Greek girl in me is coming out! I also think now that they have all that extra flavours they are great just on their own! Remember when people would put tomato's and cheese on it and melt it in the oven? Those were the simple days!

Check out this old commercial that I found!



I believe in Crystal Light, cause I believe in me!

I first tried Crystal Light courtesy of a friend in high school. Low calories and it makes your drink yummy! Back then I would mix it in my water and tada! instead Iced Tea

Since then I have learned other ways to use crystal light, for example a few years ago, my sister and I went to a Jack and Jill, and she brought Crystal Light for a mix (vodka, water and lime CL mix) YUMMY! towards the end of the night, we were using CL instead of sugar for lemon bombs!

I started to feel nostalgic and I found this great old CL commercial from the 80's enjoy!





Today the Crystal Light fan page on Facebook is giving away FREE samples!
Click here for your sample CL Giveaway.

Anybody want to share what drink they love and have used CL as a substitute?
 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Coleman Sale

This summer, we are going camping with a few couples from work. I am not a camper. I have nothing, nada, zilch of camping equipment.  My boyfriend on the other hand would rather sleep under the stars, literally!  At the moment we have to buy camping gear and I noticed this great sale happening next weekend at the Coleman warehouse. According to the flyer found on their website Coleman Canada items are reduced up to 80%. 


WHEN:
Friday May 13TH, 2011 - 3:00PM TO 9:00PM
Saturday May 14TH, 2011, 9:00AM TO 5:00PM
WHERE:
20 Hereford Street Unit B
Brampton ON
L6Y 0M1


I am definetly going to check this sale out!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My deals this weekend! Can you say FREE!!

I am thinking that more and more people are using coupons these days! I went out to do my shopping this weekend and noticed that a lot of the items that were on sale and had coupons that one could increase their savings were gone! Example the Walmart that I went to was all out of the $1.48 Ziploc Evolve Sandwich Bags - so I am hoping they get more in before the sale is done (FYI when you use the right@home coupon B2 get $4 off would make them free).   But I did end up getting some great deals

1. Glade Sense and Spray (websaver coupon) FREE
2. Vector Cereal  (SAVE special deal coupon) FREE
3. 3 travel size St. Yves Facial Scrub ($1.00 tear pad coupon) FREE
4. Case of Diet Gingerale (courtesy of the nice woman I met last weekend) FREE
5. Asana yogurt (Facebook coupon) FREE




At the check out, the cashier told me that she had a lot of people using coupons this weekend! I think that is great, its all about saving where you can. Keep using those coupons, they are just like cash, would you throw out a $20 bill?

Don't forget about my $100 worth of coupons contest! CLICK HERE for more information!  


Happy Savings! 
Miss Savings Girl!




 

The Clearance Rack


I love Shoppers! What Canadian girl doesn’t? I remember when I was younger and working as a waitress in Scarborough. Every week after my Friday night shift, I would stop at the SDM located at Kennedy and Eglinton and buy myself a little treat. There is something inside me that gets giddy when I walk up and down the aisles. I could spend hours just looking, touching and smelling.   I am sure that many of you can understand the soothing, relaxing, meditative affects that a leisurely walk down the drug store aisles has.

One of the best things in SDM is the clearance shelf. It’s usually located at the back of the store (sometimes there are two) that is where you find some great things on sale, and that is a place where you can MAXIMIZE your coupon savings!  Great example of a STEAL this weekend, I went out to my local shoppers yesterday and headed to the clearance rack, and I saw Garnier Ultra Lift anti-wrinkle firming serum for $6.00! This stuff is usually closer to $20.00. I grabbed 2 bottles and my coupon B2G$10 off, and once all was said and down the total cost to me - $1 each! 


So the moral of the story is simple, always have your coupons ready and always look at the clearance rack, you never know what you can get for almost FREE! Now if only I could remember to use my optimum card!

Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY- MAY 7th

I just came across this on Facebook. and I think it's pretty cool


What is it exactly? Well according to their website www.freecomicbookday.com it's: "a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores"

I think this is a great opportunity to take your kids out to a comic bookstore and enjoy the day! For more information click on the link and go directly to their page.  This is available in Canada as well.
 

DEAR 16 YEAR OLD ME

This is a powerful video about skin cancer. 




Please send this to someone that is 16! A very powerful campaign. Saving is not just about money, it's also sharing with others.

Miss Savings Girl!

LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY!

A few weeks ago, Proctor and Gamble was offering two brandsamplers; one for men and one women.  Well the one I ordered for my boyfriend came in the mail today!

Although the offer to order your own brandsampler  has expired for the time being, check back in the next few weeks, because I am sure they will have a new one available for the summer!

You can always book mark the page if you want to check it out for yourself BRAND SAMPLER MEN

Also don't forget about my coupon contest, CLICK HERE to take a look at what I am giving away!
For a recap here is how you can enter:

May 5th and running until May 15th, you could earn the following:
One entry clicking "LIKE" on my Facebook page Miss Saving Girl Facebook
One entry for following me on Twitter Miss Savings Girl Twitter
One entry for each unique retweet of Miss Savings Girl Tweet
One entry for each unique comment on my Facebook wall Miss Saving Girl Facebook wall
One entry for each unique comment on my blog  Miss Savings Girl Blog
Two entries for following the Miss Savings Girl Blog

On Tuesday May 17th I will post the winner!


Happy Savings!
Miss Savings Girl!