Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Coupon Matchups Sept 28-Oct 4

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 
Coupon match-up's are done for flyers local to Fredericton.     Keep in mind that some offers/prices may very by store location..     Not all listed coupons are currently available at this time.    I always suggest any time you see a coupon you may use to take/print a few and keep in file for future use.   Coupons that are currently active (except tearpads/inserts) will be linked so that you can click to obtain. 


Oct 28-30 Only:  PC Frozen Vegetables $1.77
Oct 28-30 Only:  Campbells Boxed Broths $1.25
Oct 28-30 Only:  Planters Nuts Assorted $2.99
Black Diamond Cheese Strings $3.77 - $1 tearpad/print = $2.77
Janes Chicken $5.99 - $1 insert = $4.99
ED Smith Pie Filling $2.77
Farmer's Market Pies $5.99
Hersey Pudding $2.99 - $0.50 tearpad (Sept 30 expiry) = $2.49
Eggos $2.99 - $0.50 leaflet = $2.49
Stayfree Pads $2.99 - $2 tearpad = $0.99 (Sept 30 expiry)
Kraft Natural Peanut B utter $4.99 - $1 print = $3.99



Ready Crisp Cavendish Fries $1.99 - $1 packaging = $0.99
Activia Yogurt $3.49 - $0.50 tearpad = $2.99
Robin Hood Flour 2.5kg $4.99 - $1.50 = $3.49
Cream of Wheat $2.99 - $1 tearpad = $1.99


Coming Soon....




Armstrong Cheese 450g $3.87
10lb Potatoes $1.97
Stove Top Dressing $0.77
Cheerios 460g $2.97 - $0.50 mailout = $2.47
Great Value Frozen Veggies $1.94
Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.97
Great Value Cranberry Sauce $1
Great Value Boneless Smoked Ham 1.7kg $10
Sweet Potatoes $0.97
Palmolive Dish Soap $1.88
Arm & Hammer 140 loads $8.98 - $1 insert = $7.98
Royale 24's TP $8.93 - $0.75 print = $8.18
Royale 12's PT $12.97 - $1 print = $11.97 - $0.75 print = $11.22
Royale 12's Facial Tissue $9.93 - $0.75 = $9.22




5lb Carots, Onions or Potatoes $1.88
Coke Products $0.88
Wong Wing $4
Purex $6.98 - $1 booklet = $5.98
Alcan 25:" Tin Foil $0.99
Purex Packs 54's $9.97
Snuggle $3.97 - $1 booklet = $2.97



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner On A Budget

The very thought of having to prepare a family meal is enough to ruin the holidays for some people.    The time and effort it takes to host a large dinner like this is not only tiring but can also be very pricey if your not careful

This year I am having 9 people in for dinner at my place and I want to share with you my tips for keeping the meal within budget.

To begin, I do a complete kitchen purge.   This includes cupboards, fridge and freezer.     During the purge I throw out all expired items and I set out any items that may be close in expiry so that I can incorporate them into the meal so that they do not go to waste.

Once the purge is complete - I plan the meal which includes making a list which I am very strict about following!     Once your list is complete, you can use app's like FLIPP to help find items on sale.    Personally, I do a lot of my shopping at Walmart because they do price match and generally by rule of thumb offer the lower prices anyways.       For example:   I know I will be using canned cranberry sauce, I type it into the search engine and it tells me that Lawton's Drugs has it on sale this week for $1.69 (where as generally it's around $1.99 at Walmart). I make a note of this and print screen it so that when I go to Walmart I can show the cashier easily without having to search through loose flyers.

When it comes to buying meat - a lot of people automatically assume you have to buy a Turkey, but this is false. Did you know that about 30% of the average Turkey goes to waste per household because people just get sick of eating it after a big holiday meal.    If you are having a smaller get-together why not consider buying just the Turkey Breast or if your a dark meat lover a few Drumsticks?    This way you're saving time not only cooking (and thawing too as most of the time these are fresh not frozen) but your not wasting valuable meat.   Another option for those having a larger meal is to cook a whole chicken vs. a turkey.    Chicken if cooked properly and seasoned like a turkey is very similar in flavor - some may even say more moist.     So if you want the whole look of a "Whole Bird" on your table but don't want all the extra meat - this definitely is a more financial friendly option.   This year we are purchasing a whole turkey however I have a ton of recipes printed off  like Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Veg Soup (great for using left over veggies too), and of course containers to freeze some for hot turkey sandwiches. so that extra meat doesn't go to waste.

Since I will be feeding a few mouths - but I am also a mom to a 4 month old - we have opted to use frozen vegetables vs. fresh vegetables.   Although there isn't much difference in our grocery bill because of the type of veggies I bought - it definitely will cut down on the prep time which for me is just as fantastic.

Now finally the best part of the meal --- dessert!     The main thing to remember here is that "Homemade" doesn't not necessarily mean "Cheaper".     Personally - my family purchases pies vs baking them.    Sure if you have the time to make  the pie crusts your golden but if your buying filling and frozen/pre-made crust you are easily going to hit $10 or more.     If you have a Costco membership - they make the most AMAZING pumpkin pies for under $6 and they are gigantic.       My favourite places to purchase decent priced deserts in Fredericton are from the markets - both the Boyce Farmers and the Northside Market have a wide variety of vendors who do the baking for you.     If there's something special you want most of them take orders in advance as well.  

For those of you who want to cook your own deserts - an app that I recommend that I really enjoy which includes step by step videos is Tasty.   If you don't have a smart phone - they do have a YouTube page that has a lot of their videos posted too.  

Get the APP from the  Android Store Here

Get the APP from iTunes Here

Some other sites you might find useful this Thanksgiving are:

Health Canada Poultry Safety

Recipes for Turkey Leftovers on Pinterest

So there you have it - it's not really much but hopefully it's a bit of help for those of you who are dreading the "meal" part of the holidays!    

From my family to yours - Happy Thanksgiving :)



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coupon Matchup's Sept 21- Sept 27

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 
Coupon match-up's are done for flyers local to Fredericton.     Keep in mind that some offers/prices may very by store location..     Not all listed coupons are currently available at this time.    I always suggest any time you see a coupon you may use to take/print a few and keep in file for future use.   Coupons that are currently active (except tearpads/inserts) will be linked so that you can click to obtain. 

Atlantic Butter or Parkay Margarine $2.99
Delissio Thin Crust or Rustico Pizza $2.99
Cracker Barrell Slices $2.99 - $1 booklet = $1.99
Heinz Ketchup $2.99
Classico Pasta Sauce $1.99
Quaker Oatmeal $1.99
Gatorade 3/$4.98 - $1 wub 3 tearpad = 3/$3.98
Eggos $2.99 - $0.50 tearpad/booklet = 2.49
Axe Body Wash $2.88 - $1 print = $1.88
Purex 1.47L $3.49 - $1 booklet = $2.49
Barilla Pasta $1.49 - $0.50 tearpad = $0.99
Dove Bars $1.99 - $1.00 print = $0.99
Panteen $3.88 - $1 print = $2.88





Kraft Cheese Whiz $2.99
Tide Simply $1.99 - $3 wub 2 = 2/$0.98
Pam Cooking Spray $4.79 - $1 tearpad = $3.79
Dristan Nasal Spray $4..99 - $3 packaging (nla) = $1.99
Philly Chip Dip $1.99
Delisso Pizza $3.99
Eggs $2.99


Coming Soon....





Frozen Turkeys $10, $15, and $20
Pampers/Huggies Largest Box $37.28 - various coupons
Campbells Boxed Brother $1.67
Marie Callenders Entrees $5.99
Big Bottle of Mr. Clean $5.97
Royale Paper Towel, Toilet Paper or Facial Tissue $8.93 - $1 print = $7.93
Tylenol Ex St. 150 tabs $9.97 - $2 tearpad = $7.97




Wonder Bread $1.88
Delmonte Canned Veggies $0.79
Maple Leaf Kitchen Hams $5.97
Chipits Chocolate Chips $7.97 - $0.50 tearpad = $7.47
Robin Hood Flour $3.97 2.5kg - $1.50 insert = $3.97 = $2.47
Cascade 25's $6.97 - $1 print = $5.97
Energizer Batteries $3.99 for the 8pk of AA or AAA


Monday, September 18, 2017

Doors Open Fredericton - September 24, 2017

Doors Open Fredericton is a FREE event open to everyone which allows people a chance to see and experience first hand some of Fredericton's most interesting building. 

Locations taking part this year are: 
Northside Station and Fire Fighter Training Complex (NEW THIS YEAR) 
Fredericton Water Treatment Center (Waterloo Row) 
Fredericton City Hall 
Fredericton Playhouse 
Sir Howard Douglas Hall (UNB Campus) 
Brydone Jack Observatory (UNB Campus) 
Memorial Hall (UNB Campus) 
Provincial Archives (UNB Campus) 
McCord Hall / Ice House (UNB Campus) 
Maggie Jean Chestnut (UNB Renaissance College) 
St. Anne's Chapel of Ease 
Wilmot United Church 
St. Pauls United Church 
St. Dunstan's Catholic Church 
St. Peters Anglican Church 
Brunswick Baptist Church 
Bell Media Radio Station 
Rogers TV 

Lots of family friendly activities happen throughout these tours and it's a great learning experience for kids of all ages.    

Last year we participate for the first time and had a chance to experience the Provincial Archives and were very impressed with the entire tour.     Lots of demonstrations and artefacts to take in as well as a tour of the basement where we were shown how document restoration takes place.    We also checked out Memorial Hall, The Observatory and the Sir Howard Douglas Hall during our afternoon out!    

Individual guided tour times can be found in the brochure.    Event runs from 1pm to 4pm! 

Royale Coupons - Mail to Home - Walmart Coupon Portal

There is 3 new coupons available to be mailed to your home through the Walmart.Ca coupon portal.     These will go fast so CLICK HERE to order yours.      It does require you have an account - but keep in mind the account is FREE and only take a few seconds to register.

There are also coupons available for print such as:

$4 Advil Liquid Gels
$4 Iams Dog Food
$2 Cesar Wet Dog Food Trays
$1 Ground Beef or Chicken wub Ol' El Paso Bowl Kits
BOGO Liberte Greek Yogurt Crunch

CLAIM YOUR OFFERS HERE! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Queen's County Fair - Gagetown NB (Sept 14-17)

The Queen's Fair is happening this weekend is Gagetown for anyone looking to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

There are lots of Livestock displays and shows, vendor booths, food trucks, and of course the midway with some pretty amazing rides.

For those of you who are unsure of where g\Gagetown - when your travelling from Fredericton, take exit 330 at Upper Gagetown and travel the 102 about 10km until you reach the village.

For my readers in Saint John, take exit 80 at Grand Bay Westfield and travel north on highway 102 for about 65km.

Admission rates are:

Adults:  $8
Seniors Day (Friday):  $6
Children Under 12:  FREE
Weeklong Pass (4days): $30

Tickets are 15 for $15.   Bracelet Day is Sunday.     There is parking adjacent to the fairgrounds which is $4 a day.

FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE AND ADMISSION PRICES CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Coupon Matchup's for Sept 14-20

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 
Coupon match-up's are done for flyers local to Fredericton.     Keep in mind that some offers/prices may very by store location..     Not all listed coupons are currently available at this time.    I always suggest any time you see a coupon you may use to take/print a few and keep in file for future use.   Coupons that are currently active (except tearpads/inserts) will be linked so that you can click to obtain. 

Boneless Blade Roast $2.99lb
Strawberries/Raspberries  $2.99
Sponge Towels 6's, Cashmere 12's or Scotties 6's  $3.99
Cracker Barrell Shredded Cheese or Blocks $4.99
Broccoli $1.99
Chapman's Ice Cream $3.99 - $4 Company Mailout = FREE
Campbells Canned Soup (select kinds) $0.50
Nestle Mini Bars 50 $6.99
Coke/Pepsi 12-15pk $3.33
Tide 1.09/1..77 $3.99 - $1 print = $2.99
Gain /Downy $3.99 - $1 print = $2.99
Eggos $2.99 - $0.50 booklet/tearpad = $2.49
Black Diamond Cheese Strings $3.99 16pk
Advil Liquid Gels $8.99 - $4 print = $4.99  OR $3 website print = $5.99
Purex $3.49 - $1 booklet = $2.49
Finish $18.99 - $3 tearpad = $15.99
Tidy Cat $6.99 - $2 insert = $4.99
Robin Hood Flour 2.5kg $4.99 - $1.50= $3.49
Chipits $3.79 - $0.50 leaflet  = $3.29
Lays Chips $2.49 - $0.75 print (nla) = $1.74
Campbells Broths Boxed $1.88 - $1 wub3 booklet = 3/$4.64




Thurs-Sat Only:   Black Diamond Cheese Slices $1.99
Rest of week:
Cracker Barrel Shredded $4.99
Chapman's Ice Cream $3.49 - $4 Company Mailout = FREE
Red Path Sugars $1.77
Honey Bunches of Oats $2.49 - $1 tearpad = $1.49
Eggs $2.99


Coming Soon....





Raspberries/Blackberries/Blueberries $1.97
Cashmere 24's $7.93
Coke/Pepsi 24 Cans $6.35
Lunchmate Grab N Snack $0097
Cheese Whiz 900g $5.97
Chipits Big Bag $9.24 - $0.50 booklet  = $8.74
Campbells Boxed Broths $1.67
Christie Cookies 4/$8 - $0.50 peelie = 4/$6
Sunlight 96 loads $6.77
Tide 1.09 or 14 Pods $3.88 - various prints/tearpads
Scotties Tissue 18s $14.67
Ivory $2.97 - $0.50 print = $2.47
Dove Body Wash/4pk Soap $3.97 - $1 print = $2.97
Dove Hair Daily Moisture $4.33 - $1 print = $3.33





Ragu Pasta Sauce $0.98
Lactantia Cream Cheese $0.98
Sidekicks $1
Marie Callenders $5
Vim $2.97


Monday, September 11, 2017

ZEBRA COUPONS - Free Shipping Promo


For a limited time Zebra Coupons is offering FREE SHIPPING on mail-to-home coupons!   You can order up to 48 coupons and duplicates allowed for many.  

FREE SHIPPING CODE IS:  BTS2017

You do require an account but it is completely free to join as this site is run through WebSaver. 

FREE SAMPLE ALERT: Hydro Silk Razor

Want a  FREE Schick Hydro Silk Hydra-Boost Razor!   This is a limited time offer and is limited to 1 per person.    Please note, if you've already claimed this offer - you can not reapply.   
Click here to claim yours today.     

Smile Cookies Are Back at Tim Horton's (Sept 11-17th)

Tim Horton's famous Smile Cookies are BACK starting today until September 17th!   Spread some cheer and buy someone you know a cookie - or even brighten the day of the person behind you by adding one to their order!       Cookies are $1 each and 100% of the proceeds from this campaign go to local charities. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Coupon Match Up's September 7th to 13th


$1.88 Campbell's Boxed Broth - $1 wub 3 Booklet Coupon = 3/$4.64
50% off Ziplock Storage or Freezer Bags
$6.99 No-Name 3L Canola Oil
$4.99 Cracker Barrell Slices
$4.99 Janes Fish (battered) - $1 insert = $3.99
$4.49 Farmers Ice Cream - $1 Tearpad = $3.49
$3.99 Kashi Cereal - $! Tearpad = $2.99
$19.99 Beneful 7/8kg Bag - $3 printable (nla) = $16.99
$2.99 French's Ketchup - $0.50 print = $2.49
$1.99 French's Mustard - $0.25 print = $1.74
$3.49 Black Diamond Slices - $1 tearpad = $2.49
$4.99 Fleecy - $1 insert = $3.99
2/$10 Tide Pods - $2 tearpad = 2/$6 (be sure not to use the one with exclusions)










$1.99 Cauliflower
$4.44 Black Diamond Block Cheese or Shredded
$4.97 Fruito Lays Boxes - $1 print (NLA) = $3.97
$3.99 Purex- $1 booklet - $2.99
$4.79 Pam 170g - $1 tearpad = $3.79
$14.99 Woolite - $1 print = $13.99
$19.99 Tide Pods - $2 tearpad/print = $17.99
$3.99  Made Good - $1/wub 2 print= 2/$6.98
$0.99 Barilla Pasta - $0.75 wub Pronto tearpad = $0.24
$1.99 Kelloggs Pop Tarts/ Rice Krispie Squares  - $0.50 peelie = $1.49
$2 Vim Wipes - $2 insert = FREE (plus 5 Air Miles wub 2)
$3.99 Purex Crystals - $1.50 booklet = $2.49






$3.97 Scotties Tissue -$1 print = $2.97
$3.97 Sponge Towels-$1 print = $2.97
$1.97 Mr Clean - $0.50 print = $1.47
$2.47 Eggos - $0.50 tearpad = $1.97
2/$3 Ivory Soap - $0.75 print = $0.75 each









$6.77 Sunlight Detergent 96 Loads
$7.93  Cashmere Toilet Paper 24's
$3.97 Schneiders Deli Meats
$14.67  Sponge Towels Ultra 12's - $1 insert = $13.67
$14.67 Scotties Facial Tissue 18's
$8.77 Advil Cold & Sinus - $3 website print = $5.77
$2.97 Black Diamond Cheese Strings 12's - $1 print = $1.97







Friday-Sunday Only:  
2/$5 Lays Chips - $0.75 print = 2/$3.50
$0.88 Cloverleaf Tuna  
$0.99 Dainty Rice 
$0.99 Knorr Sidekicks 

Weeklong: 

$1.99 Sunrise Bologna or Chris Brothers Deli Meat 
40% off Compliments Vitamins or Herbals 
$11.99 Childrens Advil - $3 website print = $8.99

COMING SOON... 







Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fredericton Indoor Pool Schedule Sept - Dec 2017


More information can be found at:   http://www.fredericton.ca/en/recreation/recreation-facilities/fredericton-indoor-pool

Labour Day Festivities - September 4

Looking for something to do with your family/friends for Labour Day.   Why not head into Fredericton and check out the NBEX days parade happening at 11am followed by a FREE mini carnival in Officer Square with live music featuring The Common People.   There will be tons of activities for kids including Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Games/Prizes, Fire Truck & Ambulance Tours and a BBQ.   
Runs from Noon until 4pm!   Everyone welcome. 

More information can be found on their FACEBOOK PAGE.


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Free Events at Harvest Jazz & Blues - Sept 12 to 17th


The annual Harvest Jazz & Blues festival is quickly approaching once again - and for anyone who hasn't checked out this event - you should!       I'll admit - last year was my first year because in all honesty the bands weren't ever the ones I listed to or enjoyed so I didn't want to "waste my money" but after a friend convinced me to go last year and just walk around to check things out my entire attitude changed.   

What really made me enjoy last year was all the street vendors, buskers and FREE entertainment - yes that's right, each year there are FREE concerts and entertainment offered in addition to the paid events.   This year various acts will be preforming at various downtown locations at no charge for the public to attend.    Some of the performers this year include: 
  • Scotty And The Stars 
  • Calithumpians 
  • Oland Monteith 
  • Mitch Rayner 
  • Fredericton Fire Spinners 
  • Kobbler Jay 
  • Kaylee Hopkins 

For a full schedule of free events CLICK HERE! 

Also - another FREE Fun Event that is happening this year is CONGO SATURDAY in Office Square.     Starting at 11am the Saturday of the Festival,  Officer Square will turn into a CONGO for kids.     Kids can participate or just sit and listen to the music.   There will also be an Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can experience hands on with different instruments, drumming workshops and t-shirt painting.   

Harvest Jazz and Blues


Plus don't forget about the FREE SHUTTLE!  The ANBL Safe Ride stops at major Southside hotels and at some local businesses.  It also stops at he Student Union Building on the UNB Campus.     For more information on the shuttle CLICK HERE!  



Full details about the Festival (including the full schedule of events, prices, local hotels and information on how to volunteer) can be found by checking out their website online at HARVEST JAZZ & BLUES!  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Coupon Matchup!

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 
Coupon match-up's are done for flyers local to Fredericton.     Keep in mind that some offers/prices may very by store location..     Not all listed coupons are currently available at this time.    I always suggest any time you see a coupon you may use to take/print a few and keep in file for future use.   Coupons that are currently active (except tearpads/inserts) will be linked so that you can click to obtain. 


Christie Crackers $1.67
Liberte Yogurt $2.99
Kraft Singles $2.99
Kraft Cheese Whiz $2.99
PC Cheese Bar, PC Shredded or No Name Shredded $3.77
Charmin 12's $4.99 - $0.50 print = $4.49
Uncle Ben's Bistro Express $2.69 - various coupons
Secret Deodorant $2.49 - $0.75 print  = $1.74
Old Spice Deodorant $2.49 - $2 wub 2 print = 2/$2.98
Purex Laundry $3.99 - $1.00 booklet - $2.99
Snuggle $3.99 - $1 booklet = $2.99
Fleecy $3.99 - $1 = $2.99
Finish $14.49 - MAIL IN REBATE for $8 
Kelloggs Cereal $4.99 - $2wub2 booklet = 2/$7.98
Smuckers Jam $3.99 - $1 booklet = $2.99
Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices $4.99 - $1 booklet = $3.99
Pampers "SuperBig" Box = $22.99 (44-120)
Campbells Boxed Broth $1.99 - $1 wub 3 booklet = 3/$4.97
Jiff Peanut Butter $3.99 - $1 booklet = $2.99
Eggs "Grade A Large"  $2.49



Grapes $1.77
Heinz Ketchup $2.99
Campbells Soups (selected) $0.59
Fruito Lays Chip Box $5.99 - $1 print = $4.99
Lays Chips 2/$5.50 - $0.75 = $2 each


Coming Soon....





Maple Leaf Natural Selection Deli Meat $5
Purex 96 loads $6.98 - $! booklet = $5.98
Cascade 39s to 60s = $12.97 - $1 print = $11.97
Swifters $9.97 - $! print = $8.97
Tide 1.77 or Gain 1.47  $3.97 - various coupons




Maple Leaf Hot Dogs $1.99
Giant Value Buns $1.50
Tide $6.97 - $1 print = $.097
Europes Best Fruit $3 - $2 mailout