Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you Price-Match?

Dear Diary,
I'm almost embarrassed to say this but just this past weekend I became a fan of price-matching. Believe it or not, as frugal as I am, I never ever price-matched before. Well I put my mind to it and did it and in the long run, saved us some time and gas money by shopping somewhere closer. Let me explain; Food Basics had Catelli Healthy Harvest Pasta on sale for 88 cents which is an awesome price, but when I looked through their flyer all I really wanted there was the pasta. And Food Basics is out of our way, but WalMart sure isn't and they price-match. So off I went to WalMart, flyer in hand, and oh by the way I also had coupons for the stuff. So yes I price-matched and used coupons for the pasta and for a free can of tuna. So in the end got 6 packages of pasta and 1 can of tuna for $1.78. Without price-matching and without the coupons, I would have paid $9.99 for my loot. Needless to say now I'm hooked! Got another pasta coupon in the mail today and 1 for toilet paper which is on sale at Metro; so gonna do some more price-matching tomorrow.
Oh and by the way my mail box has been overflowing this past week; 2 crayola prize packs, 1 envelope from Go Coupons, 1 I Love You Man prize pack and Biore Samples win.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Brandsaver samples for Men/Et Tu salad coupon

Dear Diary,
Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Sounds like an old song doesn't it? Well found this one out from some of my frugal buddies. Apparently Brandsaver now has samples out for men but you have to be a guy to get them. So what are you waiting for? you know these won't last.
Oh and before I forget, here's where you can get a great coupon for et tu salad kits.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Free Sunlight/Affresh samples & smelling like a guy

Dear Diary,
Seems like there are a lot of free samples up for grabs lately. Right now there are a couple of samples for sunlight and affresh at urbanmoms. But ya better hurry if you want them.

Speaking of free samples I received a bunch of them yesterday. My P&G sample pack came in and included the following: Gain laundry detergent and fabric softener, Downy fabric softener, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Tide stain release tablet and Olay Total Effects Body Wash. Also received a 2010 Olympic T-shirt from a contest win. Today I received a Melt magazine with coupons and a $5 voucher for Romano's Macaroni Grill in Niagara Falls also from a contest win.

Remember the other day, I told you about receiving some fragrance samples of Calvin Klein CKfree for Men from a Matchstick word of mouth promo. Well today I thought I'd spray some on me, not that I'm a guy mind you. But I was curious what it smelled like and since I live with a couple of males, I wanted to make sure it was up to my female scent standards if that makes any sense. After all I would be the one smelling it. Anyway I do quite like it; problem is I think I sprayed on a little too much and now I'm sitting here smelling like a guy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Carleton H1N1 study for Gift Card

Dear Diary,
While drinking my morning decaf I came across this study from Carleton on one of my frugal boards. I've done studies for them before and they usually reward you with a gift card of sorts; this time the reward was either a $5 Tim Horton's or Starbucks GC. (Make sure you put some thought into your answers cuz you might not get the GC otherwise).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oops I did it again, Matchstick Promo & more

Dear Diary,
I know, I know, I've been an absentee blogger again. Please forgive me! You see I went away for a week's holidays and between getting ready to go away and actually going away, I've been well missing. My apologies but now I'm back and I've got lots to say.
One thing about going away is that while I'm away mail tends to add up and I often come home to a pile of stuff and it feels almost like Christmas. Not quite but almost. When I came home in the early hours this morning, I just had to go through my mail. There wasn't a whole lot waiting for me this time, but I'm pleased non the less. A Canadian Living and Glow magazine greeted my and a few other treats. Have I told you how much I love the Glow mag; it often has coupons and samples and bonus point offers when you buy certain items at Shopper's Drug Mart.
Oh and one of the things that made my morning was the bunch of CKfree (Calvin Klein) fragrance for men samples that came from a Matchstick promo thing. I know I'm not a guy but this excited me anyhow. (by the way the idea with Matchstick promo's is to share the samples with family & friends and spread the word about the product). To be honest I haven't sniffed the fragrance yet, but I will in due time and if you're one of my guy family or friends or even a girl family or friend who knows a guy, I'll gladly give you a sample to sniff for yourself. But ya have to come and see me or invite me over cuz I won't be sending it to you anytime soon lol!
Speaking of Matchstick, just found this other promo that you can sign up for; no guarantees you'll get in though. But hey it's worth a shot.
Also have to tell you about a couple of wins in the past week or so: 1 Yoplait win of a backpack, lunch bag, ice pack and Yoplait yogurt coupon, and 1 2010 Vancouver Olympic T-shirt from Wrigley's. Also won some movie tickets but I couldn't go cuz I was away so you win some, you lose some.
thats' all for now