Saturday, 30 June 2012

Energizer/Crayola's Free Their Imagination Contest!

Right now over on their Facebook page, Energizer is giving away great Crayola products on an hourly basis!  
'Free Your Imagination' is an hourly contest. What does that mean? Simple, we are giving away one amazing Crayola prize every hour through October 1, 2012!

Crayons, markers and Glow Explosion Domes, Oh My!

Go to their page now and start entering to win some great prizes.

They are also going to have extra pins for entries popping up all over the place:

"Bonus PINs will be posted on the following sites. We're not going to tell you exactly where, or exactly when, but keep an eye out and you'll find some!">>

Superpoints Network Outage - June 30 2012

Not able to get onto the Superpoints page to do your spins? You are not alone.

Here is the message posted on their Facebook page about 2 hours ago:
"As of late Friday evening, Superpoints has been experiencing technical difficulties. An electrical storm in Virginia has impacted most of our servers and our team is working hard to restore. We appreciate your patience!"

Usually they are pretty good for giving us a day with extra spins for outages like this (which has only happened maybe twice in the 5 months Ive been a member on their site.
If you aren't a member yet, consider joining once their page is back up again, you will probably get to take advantage of extra spins as well if that's what they give out :)

In the meantime, if you are looking for another site to start making a little why don't you try Swagbucks?
Daily polls, offers, random codes on their Facebook/Twitter/Blog all add up to some great free extra money.
Ive collected $25 so far and almost have enough for another $15...all being saved for christmas :)

Friday, 29 June 2012

The Star Wars That I Used To Know

Busy cleaning the house and sorting coupons for my wish/trade lists.
So in the meantime, check out this video. I love the original song but this parody is pretty good too :)

Thursday, 28 June 2012

It's Swag Bucks Summer Social Time!!

Today is a great day to sign up on Swagbucks, and get your friends to sign up too!
They are matching Swagbuck earning all over the place for us but only until Midnight tonight so hurry up and get earning!

Im 4 points away from another $10 cash out, so Ill take care of that in a little bit since I can get that in about 5 minutes time. First I've got to scour the internet looking for nice ways to keep cats out of my garden >.< but hey, I can win swag bucks just for searching around for this information!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Why Design a Budget?

Canadian Budget Binder has come out with another wonderful post I wanted to share with you. This time it is a guest post over on and gets into the details of why they created the budget they have and a whole bunch of links detailing how you can create one for yourselves, I strongly suggest you check out his blog - loads of money saving information and by all means ask questions if you need to, either there or on Facebook

Why We Designed a Budget

Extra Superpoints Spins Today + Invite If You Need One

**The Superpoints Team has been listening to you and we want to add more points and wins to the Super Lucky Button! We want to prove to our boss that we should add more wins, so we need all our members to log in and spin on Bonus Spins Day this Monday June 25th -- The more members that spin, the better we can prove to the big guy that our loyal Superpoints members need more points!**

I just logged in to see I have an extra 50 clicks to go through today, YAY!

This isn't any sort of get-rich-quick type deal but with Superpoints and Swagbucks I spend about 15-20 minutes a day doing my clicks and daily polls and that sort of thing and Im now close to cashing out $40.00 a month between the two sites, all being saved up for christmas shopping. How can you say no to a free $100+ for christmas shopping? You can cash out into Paypal accounts, or into Amazon giftcards like me there are also all sorts of other brands of giftcards you can choose?

So if you are signed up with Superpoints, if you choose no other day to spin this week - GO TODAY!
And if you haven't signed up then - SIGN UP NOW

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Stockpiling Tips

Save Big, Live Better wrote up a great guest post over on Canadian Budget Binder's blog about some handy tips to having a successful stockpile.

Maybe you haven't started your stockpile yet, just starting to get into the saving/storing world of using coupons or maybe it's a little messy like mine matter what stage of the game you are in, this is a good read to get you on the right track.

Canadian Stockpiling Tips-Saving Money in the Budget!

Win 7 Nights in Montego Bay, Jamaica and $250 to!

WinJunkie has a great giveaway going on this week....a trip to Jamaica!! I've never been but my hubby went there for his sisters wedding and always bugs me about going back there, so why not try to win a trip?

7 Nights in Montego Bay, Jamaica and $250 to!

You can enter once, then share to your various social network outlets and when people use your link you get extra entries :)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

It is Spin To Win Time at Shoppers Drug Mart!

Shoppers Drug Mart has started up their Spin To Win contest again, and have lined up another $20,000 in prizes to be given away that include trips to sunny beaches, Optimum points, gift cards, etc!

Click the pic to go check it out :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

Frugal Living - Home Made Laundry Powder

Alright, it's been awhile since I found this idea online but I just finally got all 3 ingredients collected (not that they are hard to come by, I've just been busy and finally got around to it).

First, let us start off by comparing some prices of laundry soap shall we? I'm going to grab prices from right now as I write this so you can look them up yourself if you want :)
  • Tide Free & Gentle Liquid - 64 loads = $15.95 => 0.24 per load 
  • Gain Powder - 63 loads = $10.97 => 0.17 per load 
  • Home Made - 60 loads = $2.25 => 0.03 per load 
 Now just so you know how I got my price here is the recipe including prices I paid for ingredients:

1 bar of Soap (Fels Naptha, Ivory, Zote, something you made at home,etc)
I paid $1.29 for my bar of Fels Naptha at Wegmans, it was even cheaper at Walmart.
1 cup of Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer is what I bought, don't know other brands)
I paid $3.49 for the box, there is about 9 cups in 1 box. 1 cup = $0.38
1 cup of Borax (20 Mule Team seems to be the go-to brand for this)
I paid $3.79 for the box, there is around 6 cups in 1 box. 1 cup = $0.63

And thats how I came to the price of a batch of the home made detergent. 
Making it cannot possibly be any easier either....

Ready to mix up some savings

Use a hand held grater to get that bar of soap into as close-to-powder as a bar of soap will get. I also gave the soap a quick pulse through an old food processor of mine just to make sure it was relatively close to uniform in size/consistency. Mix in 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of the washing soda.

A little lumpy, my borax needing a little TLC
Stir, stir, and stir some more. About 5 minutes.

In its container ready for storage
That's it, that's all. This amount is good for about 60 loads since you use only 1 tablespoon per load. If your laundry is *really* dirty, use 2. So even if you end up using 2 scoops every time that means it's still only $0.06 a load! And yes it is HE friendly. The big hype about all these fancy HE washing detergents is a bunch of nonsense, the only thing differant between their soap and top-loading machine soap is HE machines require soaps that make less suds. Since more bubbles does not equal more clean, and this home made is convieniently *very* low-suds it works out perfectly :)

Now....I have laundry to go do.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Great Canadian Coupon Giveaway!

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Banana Boat Prizepack Giveaway! - Canada

With summer creeping up on us and the days getting hot we all have to remember to coat ourselves and little ones in protection. Well is giving away a bundle of all the things you need for a day out at the beach!
Go on over and enter to win this great prize bundle so everyone is covered when you head out into the sun this summer.

Banana Boat Sun Awareness Week Gift Pack

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Disney World Quick Tips and Tricks: Breastfeeding in the Parks

My little guy finished breastfeeding this last week (16 months isn't bad, more than the year I had originally hoped for) but maybe there are some breastfeeding mamas out there that might find this article handy if traveling to Disney:

Disney World Quick Tips and Tricks: Breastfeeding in the Parks

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bonus Invite for Superpoints!

Have another bonus invite for you guys to use up on

This one is worth 25 points.

Got to redeem another $10 for there yesterday as well!