Flipping for Back to School Fashion

Back to school is the perfect time to go through your closets and remove all the clothes that no longer fit. Bag up those gently used items and donate.  Back to school fashion shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. Buy only what is needed, remember there are items of clothing in your closet that still fit and look good.

Back to School Fashion

Giant Tiger – Valid August 16 – August 22, 2017

Days and nights are getting cooler. These lined hoodies are perfect for adjusting to the weather change from summer to fall.

A wide variety of clothing for kids of all ages. Leggings and shirts for girls are between $4-$8.

back to school fashion

School kids usually need more than one pair of shoes. Indoor and outdoor foot gear are usually needed, which includes dress shoes, running shoes, rain boots, and winter boots. Having comfortable feet is very important but can be pricey when you have more than 1 child.

Walmart Valid August 3 – September 6, 2017

At Walmart you will also find deals on Tees, pants and more,

Globo  Shoes Valid August  – September 10, 2017

No matter what style or brand you choose, Globo has them all and priced just right.

Sears Valid August 17 – 30 2017

Sears has some trendy styles for teens and younger kids.

Downloaded the Flipp app and don’t miss out on savings and cashback. 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.

Check back next week for more back to school fashion and deals.

Getting the Dorm Kitchen Ready with Canadian Tire #CTBacktoSchool

o It’s hard to believe a chapter has closed and a new one will begin very soon. My daughter is at college and she is moving into the dorm. Last year we discovered the commute was a bit long. Sometimes it was 2 hours each way.  Who wants that at the end of a day of studying and thanks to scholarship dollars she will be able to afford it. So as we looked at meal plans and her dorm, and we decided to go with a lite dining plan that will have her cooking lots of her meals. Thank goodness my teen loves to cook!

Her dorm room is a single and she will have one roommate in their apartment. They also have a kitchenette that the two of them share and a larger kitchen on the floor. This means for her to cook some of her meals and store her kitchen gear, we need to get organized. Now thanks to our friends at Canadian tire we well on our way to having her kitchen set up.

Since my teen is sharing a kitchenette for lots of her cooking as do many roommates, it is always important to check with your roomie so you can make a list of what you need to get.

So what are some essentials all students should have to have the perfect dorm kitchen?

A Kitchen Cart

We love the For Living Microwave cart. It’s perfect for this compact spaces while giving you lots of storage space. My teen is using the top shelf for dish and mug storage and the middle shelf will be her coffee station. Every student needs a coffee station, after all, who wants to be stopping at the coffee shops every day? Not my teen. My teen was able to put it together in just a couple of hours on her own.

A Coffee Maker and Coffee Bean Grinder

Want to keep your teen from spending all their spare cash at the local coffee shop? Invest in a coffee maker and grinder. It gives the air of a treat without the expense. Having a quick and easy access to coffee will keep her and her roomie fueled for those late nights of studying.

Cutting Board and Knives

To prep your meals at college you will want a good cutting boards and knives. We are liking the Stainless steel Santoku Knife with cutting board. It is available as a 4 pc set.

Bakeware

My teen loves to bake. I can see her baking treats even while she is at college. We found a silicone bakeware set that is perfect for college life.  We love it because it is microwave-, oven-, refrigerator- and dishwasher-safe. How is that for being super useful! I see banana bread, muffins and cakes in her future.

Cookware

I can remember my dad buying me my first good set of pots and pans. He did the same for my sister as well. He was a big one in investing in a good set of pots of pans and this is where you prepare your meals. Sometimes you spend a bit more for things that will last long after college. We are loving her new  Master Chef® Stainless Steel Cook Set. It offers you everything you need to successfully prepare a variety of your favorite dishes. The stainless steel material does not interfere with food flavors, is durable and distributes heat evenly for optimal cooking results. The clear lids let you monitor the cooking process of each dish while sealing in heat and flavor.

 

My teen could not wait to use hers. She took it for a test spin last night and made a meal most college kids will eat several times a semester, ramen! Next week her and I will be sharing some simple back to school college meal options.

With all of this, you will want to make sure you add a few mugs, some dishes, dish towels, a large bowl, cutlery, a can opener and some Rubbermaid. All of which can be found at Canadian Tire.

Let me know if you have a college kid starting their dorm kitchen adventures and be sure to enter the Back to School With Canadian Tire Contest! 
Back to School with Canadian Tire Contest

*This post has been sponsored by Canadian Tire, I have been compensated with some of the items included in this post. As always my opinions are my own.

 

 

Move Out Ready – The College Years with Flipp

This weekend is a long weekend, the 2nd last one before summer is over. Many plan getaways, camping trips or backyard BBQ’s. Some parents will be getting their kids ready for school. Perhaps your baby is all grown up and moving out on their own to attend college or University. Make sure you move out ready and have those items needed to fill an apartment or a dorm room.

Move Out Ready

Have a list ready of those must have items if you are moving out for the first time. If you have a small space then the items below will be a must have for storage and to save space.

Giant Tiger – Valid August 2 – August 8, 2017

Move out ready

Shelves are not just for books, store kitchen gadgets, shoes, whatever you think works for you.

Maybe you already have some of these small kitchens appliances, if you don’t, they are a must have. No one wants to spend extra money eating out or cafeteria food.

HomeOutfitters Valid July 3 – September 7, 2017

move out ready

Of course, a desk and chair is needed to keep up with the hours of studying and keeping in touch with family and friends.

move out ready

Saving time on quick and easy meals with these microwavable dishes, so you make it to class on time

Walmart Valid August 3 – August 9, 2017

move out ready

Storage is a big deal in a small space. The bins can be used when packing things up to move and will keep all those items neatly tucked away and easy to find. These can be used in the bathroom, kitchens, bedrooms, any room that has a need for one.

Planning on going camping or a BBQ? Head on over to Flipp and see all the great savings with more dollar sales at No Frills and Frescho.  Plan ahead and stock up on snacks and meals without spending a fortune.

Add the Flipp app to your college kids phone, you can’t be there to shop for them but you can certainly help them save money.

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.

Watch for more Back to School deals in the next few weeks.

Dollar Daze of Summer – Flipp

There is only a little over a month left of summer and soon the kids will be heading back to school. It has been a rainy and chilly break for us all. This week with all the great dollar daze of summer. This week I have found some deals that will make dinners a breeze. If you like quick and easy meals that can be made in a slow cooker or 1 pot, keep reading.

Dollar Daze of Summer

No Frills Valid July 27 – August 2, 2017

Dollar daze of Summerhe

Frescho Valid July 27 – August 2, 2017

dollar daze of summer

Combine some meat with the vegetables below.

Basics July 27 – August 2

Pick ups some nacho or tortilla chips and make a batch of guacamole dip. Here is a quick and easy recipe to use.

Easy Guacamole Dip

  • 2 avacados
  • 1 ripe tomato diced
  • 2 green onions chopped finely
  •  clove garlic minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Just mash the avocados in a bowl and combine all ingredients and it is ready to serve.

With all the different vegetables and meat combinations, there are many 1 pot meals to be made. Make it an easy week in the kitchen.

Pull out your device and head on over to Flipp and see all the other amazing dollar daze of summer deals. From quick snacks to cake mixes this week is a win for grocery shopping.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as we prepare for all the best Back to School deals.

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 and you always have them with you.

Anniversaries and Home Office Steals at Staples – Flipp

Three years ago this week, I entered into a formal partnership with Flipp. I have loved being a part of the Flipp team for the last three years. For awhile I am their community manager and now love being a brand ambassador. I was one of the original Flipp moms. Over the last 3 years, I have saved thousands using the app. What about you? Are you using it weekly to continue to save?

I have been wanting to update my home office for awhile now and as back to school season is around the corner there are some great home office deals on the app this week.

Have you been wanting to update your home office with items that you need? This week I found some awesome home office steals at Staples that you might like.

Home Office Steals

Staples Valid – July 19 – July 25

This week Staples has some hot buys that will be beneficial if you have a home office. These are just 5 valuable deals I found and there are quite a few more just waiting to be seen.

If you occasionally knock your mouse off the desk and it bounces to the floor, it may or may not recover. The Logitech mice last a long time and can take a beating from the floor.

Home Office Steals

Although you can get AVG online for free, this provides extra safety for your browsing enjoyment.

Home Office Steals

When you sit at a desk for hours, it needs to be a comfortable chair that helps keep your back from aching.

Take your photos to the next level with the help of Photoshop Elements. Professional photos are only a few edits away.

Break up your day with a bit of fitness and keep track of your goals with a Fitbit. Take a walk around the block and stretch your legs. Did you know it so important to move every ninety minutes?

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 Sizzling Summer Sales

We are already half way through the summer and soon many stores will be switching gears to the next shopping season.  Have you been waiting for an item to go on sale?  Head on over to Flipp and swipe your way to these Summer Sales and more.

This week I think I have found a few items that you all will love. My only problem is deciding what colours and designs best suit me.

Summer Sales

Giant Tiger – Valid July – July 18

Summer Sales

Pick up summer gear while it lasts. These items will come in handy if your child has outgrown their current swim suits or you may just need one for winter swimming lessons or a vacation.

Summer Sales

Add some candles to light your back yard for aand keep those pesky mosquitos away.

Kitchen Stuff Plus Valid July 13 – August 30

Looking to add a touch of colour to your kitchen? Maybe up your food photography?  So many choices to choose from until the end of August. Don’t wait too long or you may miss out on the design you like best. There is so much more than pictured below and are a must check out and see.

Summer Sales

More for the backyard BBQ and take outdoor life to the next level. Grilling can’t get any easier with these tools.

Summer Sales

I think I just fell in love with this kettle, it does it all. Coffee, Tea, oatmeal and it comes with the removable diffuser. How cool is that?

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today 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.

Enjoy the weekend and all that it brings.

 

Flipp for Fruits and Vegetables -Fresh or Frozen

During the summer we need to stay hydrated. When heading out for the day with kids, bring water and a variety of snacks. When I head out for the day I always add some of my favourite fruits and vegetables to my bag. If your favourites aren’t in season, you can always go with frozen ones, that are perfect for coolers and will keep everything inside chilled.

Fruits and Vegetables – Fresh or Frozen

No Frills – Valid July 6 – July 12

Fruits and vegetables

Freshco Valid July 6 – July 12

fruits and vegetables

Make lunches and dinners easier with salads and light meals. You can prepare everything ahead of time. Chop up and put into containers and only take out what you need for the day.

Loblaws Valid July 6 -July 12

Fruit and Vegetables

Berries are the perfect blend for smoothies or shakes, you will need yogurt or ice cream to make them.

Metro Valid July 6 – July 12

fruits and vegetables

Fresh and frozen vegetables are the base of a delicious stirfry.

If you want to really cool down with a taste that is sweet and will melt in your mouth, check out these Ice Cream deals over on the Flipp App.

Are you looking for something different? Check out the Boxing Week in July deals, Save the tax and sidewalk sales, some pretty fab deals on many items.

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Have a berry delicious weekend!

Flipp for Weekend BBQ’s and Picnics

The weekend is here and it is time to celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday. Everyone all over Canada will be visiting friends or heading out to events around town. Weekend BBQ’s are the perfect way to celebrate the season with friends and family.

If you don’t like crowds then the best place for a BBQ would be in the backyard or even a park for a picnic. I recently picked up this picnic basket cooler I found advertised on Flipp.  I couldn’t resist the 30 savings Canadian Tire was offering on this item. It will be well used over the summer.

It has wheels and a handle so you can pull it around instead of carrying the bag. Perfect for a family of 4.

 

Weekend BBQ’s

No Frills – Valid June 29 – July 5

Weekend BBQ's

Frescho – Valid June 29 – July 5

Weekend BBQ's

Walmart – Valid June 29 – July 5

Weekend BBQ's

It has been a month of 1.50 sales throughout the stores, so get those items before they are back to regular price.

If you are having a BBQ this weekend and are looking for a flavourful sauce, try out this Maple BBQ Sauce that is fitting for a Canadian Celebration.

Maple BBQ Sauce

  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 cups Tomato sauce or Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne or Chili pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar

Blend all ingredients together and marinate your meat overnight or a few hours before cooking.

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Flipp for Canada Day Deals

It’s the last week of school and summer is about to begin for our kids. Parents are preparing for the last week of making lunches, finding the perfect Teacher’s gift and planning the start of summer with Canada Day deals. This week’s deals will hopefully help make the week go by more smoothly. It is the perfect time to do a summer stock up.

Canada Day Deals

No Frills – Valid June 22 – June 28

So many $1.50 deals this week for easy lunch and easy dinner ideas.Canada Day Deals

Canada Day Deals

Freshco – Valid June 22 – June 28

More savings this week with the continuing 150 sales.

Canada Day Deals

Canada Day Deals

Giant Tiger – Valid June 21 – June 27

If you haven’t picked up your Canada Day gear or fashions, don’t worry, you still have time.

Canada Day Deals

Are you looking for a truly Canadian treat for Canada Day or for the last day of school snack for your child’s class? Look no further, Giant Tiger has you covered with their recipe for Proudly Canadian Cupcakes. They look so delicious and would be easy to make. They are on my to Bake list now.

Teacher Gift Ideas

If you haven’t picked up a gift for your child’s teacher, here are a few ideas.

Gift Cards

  • Chapter’s
  • Walmart
  • Michaels
  • Dollarama

You can find a variety of Gift Cards at any of the stores where you shop.

Handmade Gifts

  • Basket’s with school supplies
  • Mugs with coffee of tea samples
  • Bath bombs and lotions

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Flipp for Canada150 Deals

Canada Day weekend is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time to get ready before everything is gone. Start making those plans for a day of family, friends and fun. What better way to celebrate Canada150 than to show off your Canadian Pride.  Whether you are staying in or going out, these deals will have you seeing red and white.

If you live in or near Toronto, there are many events to help you enjoy the day. Not only are these events happening on July 1, but the entire weekend. Check out this list of free Canada Day events.

Canada150 Deals

Giant Tiger Valid June 14 – June 20

Canada150

Make it a family event when you head to Giant Tiger, they have an assortment of fashion and more to choose from.

CAnada150

Pick up your Canada Day gear today, it will be gone fast.

Walmart Valid – June 15-June 21

Check out these fashionable items from Walmart.

Canada150

Freshco – Valid June 15- June 21

Freshco and Price Chopper’s is having the same fabulous deals. Products are marked pretty low so you don’t want to miss out.

Food Basics Valid June 15-21

If you need all the fixings for a tasty BBQ then head on over to Food Basics for some savings on meat and veggies.

Get 150% off your shopping with the I Want it All event happening at Food Basics until July 1, 2017.

Rebate Coupons

Flipp just got even better than before. Not only does it find you great deals on everything you need but now you get cash back. How cool is that?

Have you downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings and now cash back. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.