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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

 

Flipping out for Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Today after a busy day it was time to have a cup of tea and retreat to one my my favorite activities flipping through the flyers on Flipp, looking for the best deals of the week.  Normally I am planning my menu, making my grocery lust and the like using the app, but then I realized it is also good for Father’s Day shopping and that is this weekend! I found many Father’s Day gift ideas there.

So I decided to flipp through the flyers and check out some of the things dear old dad might love. Remember if you are starting your shopping with Flipp, if you know what you want simply do a search for the item and up will pop up any deals, ready for you to see which you may want to clip and save.

As I looked through the flyers I saw many great deals for Father’s Day so I wanted to share some of them with you in case you are still looking for ideas.

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Have the BEST DAD ever? Loved this mug from Indigo. At $14.00 it is a deal!

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Have the dad that is the grill master I love that this Master Chef grill from Canadian Tire is portable and you can take it anywhere! This week you can save $60.00 on it as well.

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Have the fashion forward dad, I think he might like a new watch from Sears. I have a nephew who is a new dad celebrating his first Father’s Day and this might be perfect for him.

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My step father loved tools, he was always in his workshop so if you have a dad like that this Ryobi Combo pack might be perfect for him.

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When I saw these headphones that are on sale this week at BestBuy, I was thinking of two single fathers I know that love music. Have a music lover in your house I am sure he would appreciate these and they are on sale.

These are just 5 of the great sales I found on my Flipp app for Father’s Day, there are hundereds more. When you shop for Father’s Day remember if you are looking for a way of celebrating him and keeping a budget check out your Flipp app before you hit the stores. Don’t have the Flipp app yet. You can find both the iOS version and the Android version here.

 

 

 

How to Save Big on Your Next Roadtrip

Here in Canada, summer begins this weekend.  Road tripping can be a great way to save money on travel, but there are a number of costs both obvious and hidden that can derail your budget. Want to save big on your next road trip? Follow these tips and you will.

 

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Team Up! 

Road trips for one are no fun. Share your expenses put traveling with friends or family. You can save on fuel, while sharing the cost of accommodation allows you to gain access to a hotel room, large rental house or condo at a lower cost per person. When it comes to attractions and entertainment, you could also benefit from group entry discounts. Life is better when shared with friends and you save a bundle!

Apps are your Best Friend

There are a number of smartphone apps specifically designed to help you, many of which are completely free to download! Try using apps like Gas Buddy to compare fuel prices, you can use an app like Yelp to read reviews of places where you might want to eat. Planning a picnic on your trip? You can change your location on your Flipp app bringing you the flyers of where you are so you can find the best deals while on the road.

Venture off the Beaten Road

Venturing off the beaten path is all part of the fun, but it can also leave you with few options when it comes to dining. In truly remote areas, you may be hard-pressed to find lunch outside of a rest stop vending machine. Bear in mind that these tend to carry steep prices and little nutritional value. As you start planning your journey, think ahead and locate larger supermarkets along the way where you can stock up on sandwich fixings and healthy snacks ahead of time. Remember with your Flipp app will have all the local deals making this a smart choice!

Drive economically

Fuel is one of the major expenses on a road trip. In addition to using apps to find cheaper fuel on your route, the type of car you drive and your driving style can reduce gas costs. Remember to have your car in for a routine check up before you hit the road. No one likes to have to visit a garage they do not know.

Once you hit that open road, remember use your cruise control  and save as much as 35%. As well, avoid stop and go traffic, idling and blasting the air conditioning.

Remember Fees

When you’re working out a budget for your next adventure, you’ll undoubtedly factor in costs like food, accommodation, and fuel. However, don’t forget the smaller costs that can really add up over the course of a few weeks. Bridge and road tolls are commonplace in many countries, and if you’re visiting big cities you’ll need to cough up money for secure parking garages while you go exploring. Many national parks and campgrounds also charge daily parking fees, so always try to have some spare change on hand.

Be Environmentally Friendly

Visiting a big city? Once you arrive where you are headed, park your car and take the local transit, walk or bike. Most cities have places where you can rent a bike for a few hours or even the full day. I know this was one of my favorite things to do when I was in Vancouver.

With all things considered, with planning and making apps your best friend you should have a great road trip.

 

The Flipp App Is Your Environmentally Friendly Choice

 

When it comes to REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE, I put my emphasis on the first statement every day.  When it comes to the word, reduce, the Flipp app helps me when it comes to my shopping lists and helps the environment too. I can reduce the amount paper required when it comes to seeking a deal, reduce the time I spend retrieving my items and overall it reduces my impact on the environment. I have been using Flipp for over two years now, and I love that it is my best friend when it comes to shopping, and I get the bonus of helping the environment.

Reducing Paper While Reducing Costs and Emissions

There is no need for weekly flyers once you have downloaded the Flipp app from flipp.com.  The Flipp app is easy to use.  I create my shopping list and as I do so it shows me where I can find the best price in the flyers. Have to love that time saver.  Hopefully, I can use the time saved to get outside and enjoy this blessed planet we live on.

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By checking your app for updated flyers and using the item clipping feature, you will always know what the best prices are for the products you buy.  With most stores offering price matching, you will be saving money in so many ways while being eco-conscious.

Not only will you be saving money, but you are also helping to save the local environment by not needing to print out specials, collect weekly flyers or drive all over town for deals.  The puts more money in your pocket, more time in your day and more clean air in your city. Sounds like a win, win, win to me!

The Evolution of the Big Blue Box

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The blue box recycling program began in North America in the City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and is now used in many countries worldwide to recycle paper, plastic, glass, and metal.  Through the years, the amount of paper in these bins became larger quantities.  By using the Flipp app, you can cancel that weekly flyer delivery and have a lot less to lug to the curb in your blue box.   This turns into fewer trips for the recycling trucks to your home (try putting your blue box out once every two weeks instead of every week), which means that their vehicles are burning less fuel and less energy is being used at the recycling plants to process all that paper.

Saving the Trees

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With this reduction in the need for paper, imagine the impact this will have on our forests!  According to this TIME MAGZINE article from last September, 15 billion trees are cut down each year.  While not all of these trees are made into paper, ECOLOGY.COM revealed that about 35 percent of those trees are made into paper products.   With people turning to digital platforms like the flip app for their newspapers and shopping flyers this percentage should change drastically in the coming years.

I think that downloading and using the Flipp App is a simple way to celebrate Earth Day this year. How will you celebrate today?

 

 

 

Have a Frugal Valentine’s Day Thanks to Flipp

Valentine’s Day is this week and we are all out looking for that perfect expression of our love. No one want’s to be that one that forgets, right? Well, even though I don’t have anyone I am sharing the day with, there are a few people I adore. I have already finished my shopping except for some flowers which I will get on Friday. When I was shopping for Valentine gifts I reached for my Flipp app, after all it is not just for grocery shopping each week.

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One of the simplest ways to use Flipp when you are looking for gifts is to use the search bar. It’s simple to use. For Valentine’s Day you can do searches for the items on your list. For me I did searches for chocolate, valentine, fragrance, roses, earrings and ring. I wanted to see where the deals where.

So what were my favorite finds on Flipp?

1. I have 2 small little ones in the house, they are both getting stuffed animals from Hallmark but I wanted to get them some chocolate too. Found special Valentine Kinder Eggs 2 for $5 at SuperStore.

2. My daughter loves Lindor chocolate so found the small heart shaped boxes at 2 for $10 at Superstore.

3. I looked at fragrances and found some great ideas at The Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart. Loving the Katy Perry fragrances for only $50.00

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4. Every woman I know loves jewelry and I found a cute pair of earring for $19 at Micheal Hill. Ready to pop the question I even found a beautiful engagement ring for $1599.00

5. Looking for roses? Did you know Loblaws has a dozen long stem red roses for under $25.00

It’s easy to celebrate those you love on Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Other ideas maybe you cook them a great meal at home, again you can find everything you need with the help of your Flipp App.

#CDNMoneyTuesday, Feb 9th, 7pm

Tonight, join me for the #CDNmoney chat as we talk about how to show the love on a budget at 7pm EST.

 

Join the #FlippLaunch Twitter Party- Sept 24th at 8pm ET as we celebrate Flipp

I am so excited, Thursday, September 24th is a big day in the life of the Flipp App, as Flipp is changing. There are new things coming but that is for you to experience on the 24th.

Now after all the excitement of the morning launch has happened, you will want to join the conversation and fun at the #FlippLanch Twitter Party that night.

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Learn about the new features and win great prizes! 

Date: Thursday Sept 24th at 8pm EST

Time: 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 5 pm Pacific

Hashtag:  #FlippLaunch

Sponsor to follow:
@GetFlipp

Special Guest to follow:
@CouponDivaDes

Moderators to follow:
@brettbmartin 

@simplystacienet

@pennywisemana

Prizes:

Two winners each will win a $100 Visa™ gift card.

Open to US (excluding Florida) and Canada (excluding Quebec). See the detailed Flipp™ Twitter Party Rules here.

No RSVP Required

There’s no RSVP required for this event. Simply join the conversation with #FlippLaunch hashtag for a chance to win.

But we’d love to know if you’re coming to the party… and we’ll be sure to follow you. Send us a tweet or leave a comment on this post.

More About Flipp

Flipp is a circular aggregator app that brings all your flyers to your mobile device. Using the shopping list, search and the discount finder means you find the best deals. It really does save you time and money.

If you have not downloaded the app you can do so here: flipp.com

I am so excited for Thursday and you will want to come and visit my blog on Thursday as I share how Flipp will be helping you save even more.  Remember to let me know with a tweet or in the comments if you will be joining the party!

* I am the brand ambassador for Flipp and can’t wait for this Twitter party. 

 

The Flipp App Gets Better with Flipp 2.0 #Flipp4Life

For those of you who know of my love for Flipp, the app has just gotten better. Hard to believe I know. Flipp 2.0, is the leading digital shopping flyer app, and it’s now available on iPhone and iPad. The Android version will be out later this month.  You will love the new unique Shopping List feature that just makes sense of you weekly shopping experience.

 You will love the convenient way to use the lists to find corresponding sale items from the flyers of your favorite stores, right on your mobile device. You can find the update on iOS today.

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With Flipp‘s new Shopping List feature, you can begin planning your shopping trips at home or on-the-go by adding items to the in-app list.  If you start it at home over wifi, remember the list and clippings do not need wifi in store. Save your data and start at home.

The new feature also has a new enhanced search functionality, which allows you to quickly find the best deals for everything you need. Once you are in the store you can easily check off items from your list to make sure you have everything. No more forgetting things at the store! Got to love that functionality!

Remember, Flipp is a free app that literally helps you save by putting over 400 different retail flyers from across North America on your app. By putting your postal code on the app you will see the flyers that are local to you.

With Flipp you can use the following features:

  • Flip – Browse through all of your weekly local flyers quickly and intuitively
  • Shopping List – Plan ahead and stay organized while shopping by adding items to the digital list, discovering matching offers from your local flyers, and checking them off in-store
  • Search – Easily find a specific store, item or brand
  • Clippings – Tap an item in a flyer to clip it for easy access while shopping and price-matching
  • Item Details – Tap and hold on an item for additional product information and reviews
  • Discount Slider – Highlights the best savings in the flyer to find them at-a-glance
  • Notifications – Reminders about expiring clippings and nearby offers ensure you never miss a deal

Have an item you want to add to the list, type it in. Hit enter and it’s there.

Want to know more about an item you are thinking about buying, press down on the item and all the product information is there.

The latest version of Flipp is available for free download now from the App Store on iPhone and iPad or at www.AppStore.com. The new version will be available on Android later this month.month.

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On February 25th, 2015, at 9pm. Flipp is celebrating the new Flipp 2.0 with the #Flipp for Life Twitter Party, shopping blogger @MrsLoulou will be the special guest and I am sure she will have a shopping tip or two.

For demo videos or more information, check out www.flipp.com.

Let’s Get Organized with the #JustFlippIt Twitter Party

Okay, you all know how much I love my Flipp App, really it is my best friend when I shop, and one of the things it does is keep me organized. I really do love it and well this week my friend Kerry aka @Squawkfox is helping Flipp talk all about organizing during our first Twitter Party of 2015!

We can all use some more inspiration when it comes to be organized, right?  So here are the details.

Details for the #JustFlippIt Twitter Party

 

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Twitter Party Details

Getting Organized with @GetFlipp

Date: Wednesday, Jan 14th

Time: 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 6 pm Pacific

Hashtag: #JustFlippIt

Sponsor to follow: 
@GetFlipp

Special Guest to follow: 
@SquawkFox

Moderators to follow: 
@5minutesformom
@simplystacienet

You can also follow me @commoncentsmom if you wish but I will be on the @GetFlipp handle during the party.

Prizes:

Two winners each will win a $100 Visa™ gift card.

Open to US (excluding Florida) and Canada (excluding Quebec). See the detailed Flipp™ Twitter Party Rules here.

No RSVP Required

There’s no RSVP required for this event. Simply join the conversation with#JustFlippIt for a chance to win.

But we’d love to know if you’re coming to the party… and we’ll be sure to follow you. Please click below to send out a tweet.

What is Flipp?

 

Flipp is a circular aggregator app that brings all your flyers to your mobile device. Using the discount finder and search features you can ensure you’re always getting the best deals.

My favourite  app can help you get organized and save you time & money each week.

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I love how easy Flipp is to find coupons, keep them all organized and at my fingertips. I especially love that I always have them with me when I’m at the store.

If you haven’t started using Flipp yet, try it now. You can download Flipp at:http://flipp.com.

* I am the community manager for Flipp and I do love my day job, but I love the app even more. It has helped me save so much over the year I have been using it.

 

Let’s Celebrate Flipp’s First Birthday #celebrateflipp

My absolute favorite money saving app is having a birthday. It’s hard to believe that Flipp has only been saving people money and time for a year, but what a great year it has been. So, let’s celebrate Flipp and it’s birthday with a blow out Twitter Party.

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Never heard of Flipp?

Flipp is an app that is saving people money and time on every shopping trip. I first wrote about the app last year as we helped them launch during the #cdnmoney chat.

How?

Flipp brings all your flyers to your smartphone and with an easy to use search function you can find sales, and price match with a few simple swipes.

How will we celebrate?

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Marc Saltzman is known for talking tech and he will join the conversation on Twitter as Flipp’s special guest about tech for the holidays.

Have you used Flipp in the last year then this is the party for you. You can even win an iPad mini or a $100 gift card from Flipp. Also joining me as we host @Marc_Saltzman will be @mommykatandkids who was a moderator for that first party and @simplystacie who also loves Flipp.

* I am the Flipp Community Manager, but how did that happen? I fell in love with Flipp it’s first week out and have been a Flipp ambassador ever since..I genuinely love helping others save money and time each time they reach for their app.

 

RSVP for a Special #CDNmoney Twitter Party with @GetFlipp

Well it’s that time of the year, the kids are heading back to school, and well us parents have some shopping to do. So why don’t you join us for a very special Canadian money chat (twitter party), August 26th from 9-10 pm EST. Yes, that is 2 hrs after our normal chat time but we wanted to make sure all our friends could join.

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This very special chat is sponsored by our friends at Flipp. Both Christa, my co-host and I have flipped for Flipp! We use this app daily to get the best deals on everything we need. When it comes to back to school, it is definitely all about saving time and money, as there is so much to do.

So come and join us as we talk all about back to school, from getting the gear right, to back to school lunch planning. We want your input. Come and share in an hour of fun, swapping tips, and of course there will be prizes provided by Flipp.

Now do make sure you are following @getflipp @commoncentsmom and @christaclips for the chat. @ChristaClips will be asking the questions, so pay close attention to her.

You will also want to download Flipp if you don’t have it already on all your devices. It is available for both iOS and Play devices.

Last week I wrote about how I am saving this back to school season on everything I need, and there is even a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway on the post. Check it out.

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Don’t forget to win prizes at this special #cdnmoney chat you need to RSVP on the Mr Linky below. We have some wonderful prizes to give away. (the prizes are only available to Canadian residents)

Hope you join us next week at our very special time 9 pm EST!

 
Can’t wait to tweet with you!