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Flipp’s 5 Fab Deals – Healthy Choices

This week, it is all about making healthy choices in the food we eat. I have decided to eat more fruits and vegetables daily to become a better me. We all get to the point where some days we don’t feel like cooking so we order in or go out to eat. This can be costly and not always the best solution. Using Flipp always helps me find the right product for my needs, not my wants.

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Healthy Choices

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Healthy Choices

Perfect combo for adding to a salad or on their own

Healthy Choices

 

No Frills -$1, $2, $3 sale

Stock up the pantry and crisper.

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Yes, No Frills alone has more than 5 deals but it is all on one page.

Giant Tiger – Grow your Own

Pick up some seeds and start your own mini garden.

Healthy Choices

All you have to do is plant the seeds and watch them grow.

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There are many choices this week for us to make those healthy choices. What’s on your shopping list?

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Flipp’s 5 Fab Deals- Spring Fever Sales

It is hard to believe that the first day of spring is on Monday with all the snow and cold weather. When the weather starts to feel warm, we want to get outdoors and enjoy what it has to offer. Trees budding, flowers popping up and the birds chirping are just a few signs of spring. Flipp’s 5 Fab Deals this week will help with the spring fever and give you a head start on Easter, which is less than a month away.

There are many ways to gt into spring mode. Whether it be with outdoor items, spring clothes or toys for Easter, Flipp has you covered on all the deals.

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Flipp’s 5 Fab Deals – Spring Fever Sales

Toys R Us – Half Price Toys

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Lowe’s – Get your Garden Going

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Walmart – Paw Patrol Galore

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Giant Tiger – Garden Delights

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Don’t forget to check out the available coupons.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday’s 5 Flipp Finds – St Patrick’s Day Deals

This weekend begins the festivities for St. Patrick’s Day with a parade. St. Patrick’s Day is a week away and it is time to plan a meal for the occasion. Prepare some tasty dishes with these St Patrick’s day deals for meals. Whether you are preparing corn beef, cabbage,  Sheppard’s pie or an Irish stew, you will find everything you need and more with the Flipp grocery flyers this week.

St Patrick’s Day Deals 4 Meals

Meat Deals

Frescho – Corn Beef Brisket

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Food Basics – Ground Beef for Sheppard’s Pie

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Loblaw’s – Beef and Sausages

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Vegetable Deals

Loblaw’s – Veggies galore

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Frescho – Potatoes

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If you are wondering how to prepare an Irish meal, check out these recipes from Food.com.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday with Flipp – 5 Fashion Finds

Shopping isn’t always about finding a deal that fits into your fridge, sometimes it is about refreshing our closets with new clothes with a Fashion Friday edition using Flipp.

Over the past few weeks, I have been able to stock up on dollar items. This has given me a few extra dollars in my pocket to focus on something other than groceries. This week it is all about fashion for the entire family.

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Giant Tiger – Women and Children’s Fashion Deals

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Sears Canada – Suits, shorts and Shirt deals

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Marks’ – Door Crasher and buy 1 get 1  Deals

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No matter what you are looking for, there are some great deals happening this week. Pull out your phone and swipe your way through the flyers with Flipp. Fill you closet with some fresh new fashions to start off spring.

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Friday’s 5 Fab Finds with Flipp – Store Mode

Have you ever been looking for an item and look down the aisles reading the signs to see if you have found the right one? With store mode,  it tells you where your shopping list items are in the store to help you navigate quickly. Shopping just got easier.

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Add your products to your shopping list and while on your list, click the grocery store you will be shopping at it will show you each aisle you will be heading down.

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Giant Tiger – Spring Deals 

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Leon’s – Furniture Deal 

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Toy’s R Us – 1/2 Price Toys

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If you missed the dollar deals at Freshco last week, they are back again this week with new sales.

Freshco – $1, $2, $3 Deals

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Enjoy the weekend and have fun shopping with Flipp. See you next week with more great deals.

 

 

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Friday’s 5 Fab Deals with Flipp – Dollar Deals

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This week when I opened up my Flipp app to prepare for my weekly shopping trip, I was happy to find some awesome dollar deals. When the stores have their dollar sales it gives me a chance to stock up on a few items to make the next grocery week easier on the pocket.

 

Friday’s 5 Fab Finds – Dollar Deals

Frescho’s $1, $2, $3 Deals

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Pancake Tuesday is February 28.

No Frill’s  – $2 Deals

Deals-noFrills  Dollar Deals

Giant Tiger Deals

Get fit in style with clothes that fit.

Dollar Deals  Dollar Delas

With so many great deals this week, stocking up the cupboards is has never been easier. Head on over to the Flipp app and start browsing and saving the items you need to your grocery list.

Friday’s 5 Fab Finds with Flipp – Valentine’s Day Deals

For this Friday’s 5 Fab finds, I will be focusing on Valentine’s Day Deals. We all celebrate the day of love in many different ways if we celebrate at all. February 14th is not all about wining and dining with the one we love, especially for a parent. Spending time with our loved ones doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Whether you are staying in or going out, Flipp will have a deal for all your needs this week.

Valentine's Day Deals

Valentine’s Day Deals

 

Wilton Baking Accessories  -Sear’s

 

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Plush Toys – Walmart 

 

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Boneless Pork Half Loin – No Frills $1.44lb

 

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Hearty Meat Deals –  Food Basics

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Create a DIY gift – Michaels 40-50% off

 

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This week there are additional savings with 33 coupon matchups, just select the coupon and print it off.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

Friday's 5 Fab Finds

Friday’s 5 Fab Finds with Flipp -Game Day Deals

This weekend many will be getting comfy on the couch with family and friends to watch the Superbowl. Let’s celebrate early with this list of Friday’s 5 Fab finds with Flipp. Whatever it is you are looking for, Flipp has a deal for you. So before heading out to buy your weekend game snacks, open the app and get ready to save.

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While not all these items will be needed for Superbowl Sunday, many will come in very handy in order to help the celebration.

Samsung Smart TV from Leons – $599

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 Game Day Finger Foods – M&M Food Market

 

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Cottonelle Toilet Tissue (24 Double Roll) – Walmart $9.98

 

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Fruits, Veggies, Cheese and Things – Food Basics

 

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Salsa, Kolbassa and Ice Cream – Freshco

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Need something to wash all the yummy snacks down with? No Frills has 2L bottles of Coca Cola or Pepsi brands for $.97.

For more great deals this week, head on over to the Flipp app and search the items you are looking for. Save them to your shopping list so they are just a swipe away. Don’t worry about visiting all the stores, price match at the one near you. (Food Basics doesn’t price match but you can use coupons)

Come back for next Friday’s 5 Fab Finds and check them out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Thrift Store Shopping Kit

How to Shop at a Thrift Store like a Pro

If you’ve been inspired to start shopping at thrift stores to save money after reading about the 5 best things to buy at thrift stores, then you’ll want to make note of this post. I’m going to give you the secrets to making the most out of shopping at thrift stores. Over the years, I’ve developed some tips and tricks for making my thrift store shopping days more productive and less likely to see me come home with stuff I really don’t need.

  • Be Prepared. The Girl Guide motto is highly useful when it comes to thrift store shopping.
    1. Take Pictures – are you looking for the perfect painting for your living room? Do you need accent pieces for your bedroom? Take photos with your cell phone so that you know what colours or design schemes you’re trying to match. Nothing is worse than getting a dark green throw when you needed a light green one.
    2. Measure it! Get a small measuring tape and keep it in your purse or your car. It would suck to find the perfect piece of furniture only to find out you either can’t get it home, or can’t get it up / down the stairs!
    3. Make a List – what do you need? What are you looking for? Write it down in a small notebook or on your phone so that you don’t forget to look for the items you need.
  • I have a kit that I call my Thrift Store Necessities – it includes a notebook, pen, my smartphone (with pictures on it), a measuring tape, and a small flashlight to look INSIDE drawers etc to make sure there aren’t any cracks or splits in wooden furniture.

    My Thrift Store Shopping Kit
    My Thrift Store Shopping Kit
  1. Be Persistent – Unless you have a very short list, you won’t find everything on it on the first try. Keep going back to the stores and keep your list current so that you know what you’re looking for. Half the fun of shopping in thrift stores is the hunt!

 

  1. Be Strategic – If you think you might want something, grab it the minute you see it! Don’t leave it on the rack and think about it – it will probably be gone before you get back to it. Use a cart and put anything you think you might want in it. Then, when you’re done shopping, sift through and pare down to items you love.

 

  1. Be Efficient – If you need a purse, go straight to the purse section and look around. Don’t be tempted by the books or shoes. Once you’ve looked for the item(s) you are shopping for, then browse. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone else walk out with the item you wanted.

By following these tips, you can become a thrift store super shopper.

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The 5 Best Things To Buy At Thrift Stores

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By now you know that thrift stores are awesome places to shop if you’re trying to save money. But do you know what the best deals are in the thrift store? If you’re trying to get more bang for your buck, look for these items at your local thrift store!

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  1. Purses – If you need a clutch for a special event, but are not likely to need one again anytime soon, or if you want a purse to match a certain outfit for an event, head to your local thrift store. It may take a few trips, so it’s definitely better to start early but you can usually score a purse to fit your needs for under $10. Best of all, if you’re willing to do a little cleaning, you can sometimes get designer bags for a fraction of what they would cost. I have a collection of designer purses and have never bought one at anything close to retail prices. I’ve had to do some minor repairs or spot cleaning to a couple of them, but it’s totally worth it to have a Coach purse without the dent in my wallet.

 

  1. Books – Yes, the library is free and should be used as a first choice, but buying second hand books can be a major money saver. Used books are significantly cheaper than their brand new counterparts. You aren’t likely to find very recent books on the shelves, but if you’re looking to stock your cottage bookshelf or want to introduce your child to your favourite series from when you were a kid, used books are the way to go. Some stores even have buy 3 get 1 free deals on books and many offer a reduced price on kids’ books.

 

  1. Games and Puzzles – Again, you are unlikely to find the latest popular game at your local thrift store (although you should always keep checking since you never know what might come in), but if you are looking for classic games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry, or Mousetrap, head to the thrift store! Always double check for missing pieces, but most people don’t donate broken games. If you’re looking for some rainy day activities, thrift stores usually have a great selection of puzzles – some of them never even opened. Games and puzzles usually cost between $2 -$6 in a thrift store compared to $20 and up in a retail store. Even better, once you’re done the puzzle or if the kids outgrow the game, you can re-donate it and keep the cycle going.

 

  1. Furniture – Thrift stores are often short on space, so they price furniture low to get it out the door. Some of the furniture needs a little TLC – but if you love a piece, you shouldn’t let a scratch or a missing drawer pull get in the way. Most of the fixes are really simple and there are tons of how to videos online if you decide you want to take on a bigger project. As a caution, don’t buy used mattresses (because of the risk of bedbugs) and clean upholstered items using a steam cleaner if possible.

 

  1. Baby Clothes – Kids grow fast – especially in the first couple of years. While you could drop a ton of money on new clothes that they’ll wear once and then outgrow, the smarter move is to check out the local thrift stores. Often you’ll find items that weren’t even worn! Think of them as hand-me-downs from kids you haven’t met. Always wash clothes from thrift stores at home before wearing, most clothes are washed prior to donation, but it’s always better to wash using your detergent and to give you peace of mind.

 

Those are the top 5 items to buy used, do you have any items that you prefer to buy used that aren’t on this list? Let me know in the comments below!