How to Create the Perfect Black Friday Shopping Plan

We are less than a week away from a day many of us wait for, Black Friday. For businesses, it sets the tone for the holiday shopping season. For the deal hunter like me, it allows us to find the very best deals. So how do you create the perfect Black Friday shopping plan?  If you want to get an A+ for shopping you need to have a plan!

Years ago to in you would have been waiting until the last minute for the flyers to arrive and scouring them for the very best deals but now you can do everything you need with ease. You would have been using a map to chart your course. Can you remember those days?

So how do you create a plan to will have you getting the best deals this Black Friday? Follow these Steps:

 

 

 

Budget

Every good plan starts with a budget. Know how much you will be spending in total and on each person. Often we can just hit the mall without a plan and when January hits we realize we blew the budget.  Start your plan with a great foundation, your budget. The average Canadian family spends at least $1500.00 on Christmas and all the trimmings.  How much of this will you spend on Black Friday?

Make a List

You know Santa makes a list, right? Just like Santa you want to have your own list. Know who you are buying for and who you are not. Know what you are thinking of buying for them. What are you hunting for? Did you know you can make your list of coveted items on your free Flipp app? If you have not downloaded this app yet, you want too. It makes every shopping day a breeze.

 

Check out the Flyers

Many of the Black Friday Flyers are already out! You can find sneak peeks of many of them now so you don’t have to create your plan late Wednesday night. One of the advantages of the app once you have added an item to your list, it will show you every flyer that has deals.

Example: You want to buy a new TV this Black Friday? Add TV to your shopping list. Flipp will show you where all the deals are closest to where you live.

Love to just browse and then make your list, you can do that too.

Once you have your list, found the perfect deals, its time for the action plan.

Shop with a Friend

One of the things I love about the Flipp app is you can share your list with a friend or loved one. You can divide and conquer. Things go well when it is a team effort. Think of it, you know some items have very limitied numbers. Flipp makes is easy to get everything on your list.

Know Where Everything Is

Ever found a great deal in a flyer and you are not familiar with the store layout? Flipp even has your back for this. With store mode, it shows you which aisle you need to shop in.  Think of Store mode as your own personal GPS for in-store shopping.

 

By shopping with a friend and knowing where everything is, you are ahead of the crowds and are sure to get that A+ in Black Friday shopping.

If you are doing last minute Thanksgiving shopping you will also want to check out the rebates and coupons section of the Flipp app. If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals. Trust me the app is something you will be thankful to have on your phone. It’s a shopper’s best friend.

*This post is sponsored by my friends at Flipp, but the truth is I have been an active Flipp app user since it first came out. I love the app and my opinions are my own as always.

 

 

 

 

Finding Fall and Winter Fashions with Flipp

The weather has been all over the place lately. One day it’s hot and the next few it’s cold and then hot again. While some days can be warm, the evenings are cooler and call for hoodies, long pants, and warm drinks. This week while flipping through the Flipp app, I found some warm and fuzzy deals for fall and winter fashions that will be the perfect attire for the season.

Fall and Winter Fashions

Mark’s – Valid October 18 – October 23, 2017

fall and Winter Fashions

This week there is a big sale happening at Mark’s with 40 – 50 % off on tops, pants and so much more.

Hudson’s Bay – Valid October 20 – October 26, 2017

Keep your feet in style with this selection and more.

Giant Tiger – Valid October 18 – October 24, 2017

Giant Tiger is one of my favourite stores to visit and has great styles and sizes to fit everyone’s needs.

 

If you are looking for more great deals, head on over to Flipp and swipe your way to some savings. Find some the best grocery deals this week at Frescho and PriceChoppers. Check out the coupons for more savings, there are plenty to print off.

Watch for next week’s look at last minute Halloween items. Sometimes it is better to wait for the better deals.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals. Trust me the app is something you will be thankful to have on your phone.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you. Saving you even more and helping you earn the things you want.

Flipp for Holiday Decor

It is the season to pull out the holiday decor and get ready for Halloween and then Christmas, it will be here sooner than you think. Many love this time of year and try to make a spooktacular scene in their yards and windows. During this time of year, it is such a beautiful sight to see as you walk around the different neighbourhoods.

Whether it is for Halloween or Christmas, start flipping and find the right holiday decor for you.

Since there are still a few weeks until October 31st, Flipp will help you find the best deals and coupons and maybe a nice rebate for your December shopping.

Holiday Decor

Walmart – Valid October 12 – October 18, 2017

holiday decor

Michael’s – Valid October 13 – October 19, 2017

Halloween

Make it Spooky with 50% off.

Michael’s is a favourite store where the become inspired. There are so many different ideas, completed decor and ones that you create yourself.

Christmas

I was the store a few weeks back and it got me in a creative mood. So many ideas sprung to mind on creating snowmen, one of my favourite winter collectibles.

Hudsons’s Bay -Valid October 13 – October 19, 2017

Add to your collection of ornaments with 25 % off.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals. Trust me the app is something you will be thankful to have on your phone.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you. Saving you even more and helping you earn the things you want.

Do you decorate your yard? Is it scary?

Flipp for Coupons and Rebates this Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is upon us and there are so many things that I am thankful for including my Flipp app. Week after week this wonderful app saves me money. I love that we all can use the app to price compare, price match utilize the coupons and get rebates.

This week I am not going to focus on any amazing deals. There are a few deals you may not want to miss out on so head on over to check them out. I want to tell you about the Coupons and Rebates section using Flipp. This week’s rebate coupons include Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, which are perfect for making treats this Thanksgiving weekend. (links to recipes below)Most of the stores have Pillsbury products on sale starting at $0.99 and most Betty Crocker items are around $1.97.

Coupons and Rebates

Have you taken advantage of the coupons and rebates feature within the Flipp app? If not you should be. Who doesn’t like receiving money back and getting an item for next to nothing or even free?

 

How it Works

Open up the app and head to the Coupons tab and then select Rebates. Search listed rebate coupons and clip the ones you want by using the little camera icon on the coupon. Be sure to read the details for each coupon. Some Restrictions may apply.

Coupons and Rebates

Before you purchase the product you can verify by scanning the barcode into the app

Select the store you will be purchasing the product at.

Redeem the Rebate

Once you have purchased your product, have the product and receipt ready to upload into the app.

Select the Redeem Rebates button and choose the items you have clipped and want a rebate on. If you didn’t verify the products for the rebate while in the store, you can do so now.

Select upload your receipt using the camera of your phone.  Make sure to capture the entire receipt and make sure to show the store information. Once the upload is done Flipp will process the rebate to your account where you can Cash out into your PayPal account.

For more detailed information, visit Flipp’s Rebate section.

If you need some ideas for Thanksgiving treats and meal ideas check out this recipe for Turkey Gobbler cake from Betty Crocker or an easy side for your meal like this Green Bean Casserole Crescent cups from Pillsbury.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals. Trust me the app is something you will be thankful to have on your phone.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you. Saving you even more and helping you earn the things you want.

Flipp for Fall Feasts – A Harvest of Friends and Family

On Monday, October 9, 2017, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. It became a nationally recognized holiday in Canada in 1879 and we give Thanks for a successful year and a bountiful harvest. A time for getting together and sharing fall feasts with family and friends.

During my search for deals, I did notice that many of the stores are having the same deals this week.  Below are a few that will make a lavish Thanksgiving dinner.

Fall Feasts

No Frills Valid September 28 – October 4, 2017

Fall Feasts

Food Basics Valid September 28 – October 4, 2017

Fall Feasts

Freshco Valid September 28 – October 4

Many stores this week have butter on for $2.88, time to stock up for the baking season.

Thanksgiving Stuffing

  • ½ c. margarine
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • 1 box chicken broth
  • 2 loaf sliced firm white bread
  • ½ c loosely packed fresh basil chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In 12-inch skillet, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in rosemary, salt, pepper, sage, chicken broth, and 1/2 cup water; remove skillet from heat.
  3. Place bread cubes in very large bowl. Add onion and basil; mix well.
  4. Spoon stuffing into 13-inch by 9-inch glass baking dish; cover with foil and bake 40 minutes or until heated through.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

Flipp for Meat Madness Deals

Many of us like to have meat with our meals. We tend to stick to one type of meat, depending on the price. These days meat seems to be so expensive. When you find a deal on a meat item, whether it be beef, pork or chicken, we tend to stock up on it. This week I have found a few deals that will help make many different meals. It’s Meat Madness week, head on out and stock up your freezers.

Meat Madness Deals

No Frills Valid September 21 – September 27, 2017

Meat Madness

Chicken is very versatile. So many different ways to cook for everyday meals.

Don’t want the usually Turkey for Thanksgiving, pick up a ham, leftovers go great in an omelette or in soups. Pork loin is perfect for a slow cooker meal such as pulled pork.

Freshco or Price Choppers Valid September 21- September 27, 2017

When it comes to bacon, we don’t usually want the 340 gr package, I always try to pick up a 500 gr package when it is on sale, which isn’t very often. So when I do find a great price like this I pick up a few and throw them in the freezer.

If you are looking to stock up on other food items, check out Food Basics $0.99 sale.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Ingredients
  • 2 – 2.5 lbs. boneless pork loin
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
Cooking Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on medium for 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Shred and enjoy over rice or a bun.

 

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

Flipp for Early Thanksgiving Deals

We are almost at the end of September, which means another holiday is just around the corner. Save the hassle of last-minute grocery shopping with these early Thanksgiving deals. Prepare some of your meals ahead of time so you can spend more time with family.

If you are hosting a dinner, it is best to be prepared, if not, make a delicious dish to bring along with you.

Early Thanksgiving Deals

No Frills – Valid – September 14, 2017 – September 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Deals

No Frills have all the fixings. Turkeys, sides, and pies, oh my!

Food Basics – Valid – September 14, 2017 – September 20, 2017

It doesn’t always have to be fresh, pick up a few cans of vegetables to have on hand for any meal.

No Turkey dinner is complete without cranberries, gravy, and stuffing. Take the easy way out and make it Stove Top. Until Wednesday, you can also pick up a turkey for $.97/lb.

Bulk Barn – Valid – September 14, 2017 – September 27, 2017

It is the time of the year when many began the baking for the fall and winter holidays. Bulk Barn has some Flash Sales happening at the moment that you don’t want to miss out on.

Many of the items will make snacktimes easier and you can get an assortment of all of your favourites.

Save even more with the coupons. One expires on September 20, 2017, and the other is good until September 27, 2017.

 

 

 

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

 

Flipp for Soup and Sauce Deals

The cooler weather has come a wee bit early for some, while others enjoy the coolness of the fall air. It is a time for long pants and hoodies.  Pull out the big pots and slower cooker and prepare some freezer meals to warm your belly.  Harvesting of our gardens has begun and the grocery stores are overflowing with the perfect ingredients for these soup and sauce deals.

I have been breaking out my slow cooker. So I love that there are so many great deals this week on the Flipp app. What is your favourite slow cooker or soup recipe?

Soup and Sauce Deals

Freshco – Valid Sept.7 – Sept. 13, 2017

Sauce and Soup Deals

Soup and Sauce Deals

Metro – Valid Sept. 7 – Sept. 13, 2017

Canadian Supercentre – Valid Sept. 7 – Sept. 13, 2017

 

Here are a couple of simple fall recipes that you may want to try:

Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cup diced peppers

Directions

Heat oil in a pan and add in onions until soft, add in garlic for a few minutes and then add in the remaining ingredients. Simmer and stir for about 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

In a large pot, combine broth, water, potatoes, carrots, celery, undrained chopped tomatoes, peas, and corn. Season with salt, pepper. Add in cooked chicken and bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

Start Flipping for Easy Lunches and Snacks

The weekend is upon us and it is the last weekend before our kids head back to school. It is your last chance to head down the CNE and enjoy the sites and sounds. Tomorrow kicks off the Canadian International Air show and will be going all weekend long. If you haven’t picked up those grocery items for lunches and snacks, this is the perfect weekend to get all your last minute items.

The daily return of lunch making comes with back to school time. Many of us are not very fond of the chore about mid school year and begin running out of ideas. Lunches come home and are uneaten. We all try the best we can, some kids are just picky, even when they choose the meal.

Easy Lunches and Snacks

Freshco Valid August 31 – September 6, 2017

If you have a Frescho near by, this is the store with the best deals this week. If not just bring along your phone along, open up Flipp and do some price matching.

lunches and snacks

Have you been playing the Laughing Cow contest, Peel to Reveal? If you have and won a coupon, like me, use it up and get cheesy.

lunches and snacks

Walmart Valid August 31 – September 6, 2017

No Frills – Valid August 31 – September 6,2017

 

The grocery item above along with a few other items, you will be able to create a variety of simple and easy lunches and snacks every day. Having stackable containers or a Bento box help keep your food separated and easy for kids to prepare themselves.

Quick and Easy Lunches

Mini Pizzas

  • Pita or Naan Bread
  • pizza sauce
  • toppings of choice
  • cheese

Home Made Lunchables

  • meat rolled up
  • cheese
  • crackers
  • fruit

Mix up lunchtime and try to avoid sandwiches every day. Winter is coming, start to think about warm meals like soups. If you have leftovers, make sure to incorporate them into lunches.

All schools have their own rules when it comes to allergies. Most schools are peanut free, so those snacks are best for after school snacks at home.

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If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

Enjoy the weekend and have a great week for back to school.

 

 

Litterless Lunch Box Deals with Flipp

Can you believe that summer is just about over and a new school year begins in a week? How did that happen so fast? It feels as though summer just began and here we are talking back to school. During the school year, we need to make sure we have a fresh and nutritious lunch. Finding the right litterless lunch box accessories is important for freshness.

Litterless Lunch Box

Real Canadian Superstore Valid August 24 – September 6, 2017

This week you will find all your lunch and snack needs at the Superstore.

Lunch Bag Deals

Staying hydrated is easy with any of these bottles. Add some water and freeze over night and you also have an instant freezer pack that will keep the food chilled until it is needed.

litterless lunch box

 

litterless lunch box

Take the kids shopping to help pick out the foods you know they will eat and let them help with the preparing of their lunches and snacks for school. Tips for making lunches easier.

Many of the recent deals shared are still available, so if you missed the ones you wanted, be sure to check with the Flipp flyers.

 

Downloaded the Flipp app and don’t miss out on savings and cash back. Download Flipp from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

If you haven’t started using the coupons and rebates with the app, you can find some helpful information with Flipp’s Guide to Rebates. Print off your coupons to match them with deals.

Don’t forget to add all your loyalty cards to Flipp so you always have them with you.

Flipp for teachers and win $1000 in supplies. Check out the details and nominate a favourite teacher. This ends Thursday, so be sure to nominate your teachers.

Check back next week for some great lunch and snack ideas. There just might be some easy recipes included,