Flipping for Father’s Day

On the third Sunday in June, most families will be getting together to celebrate their Dads. I wish I was, I miss my dad so very much but I am forever grateful that I got to spend the time I did with him.  Sometimes it’s is hard to find that perfect gift for your favourite dad or father figure and we buying a gift we think our Dad will want or will need.

How can we find a special gift for Father’s Day? What does your dad like? What makes him happy, aside from spending time with his family? If you have small children and they like to create, have them make a special handmade gift from the heart.

Here are some awesome gift ideas for the handyman, sharp dresser and those who like to adventure about.

Father’s Day

Best Buy – Valid June 9 – June 17

Here are some great big gadgets for dad. Spend the day out making memories and staying fit and after a long da, sit back and enjoy a movie or two on a brand new TV.

Father's Day

Giant Tiger Valid June 7 – June 13

Set Dad up in style for summer with some additions to his wardrobe.

Father's Day

Canadian Tire -Valid Until Sunday, June 11

Is your dad handy? There are BIG  RED savings this weekend on tools and more.

Canadian Tire Valid June 9 – June 15

Father's Day

Plan a Father’s Day that Dad will love, including a BBQ with all the fixings.

Food Basics – Valid June 8 – June 14

What’s goes great on a BBQ? Yes, that’s right, Chicken and Ribs!

Try this quick and easy recipe for a sweet BBQ sauce.

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together and add the meat.

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

Summer Ready with Flipp – Being Prepared

We are halfway through the year and June seems to be a busy month. Families will be celebrating Father’s Day and of course, the end of school. As we begin planning the start of summer, we need to be prepared. Be summer ready for those bumps, stings or burns. Have a first aid kit on hand for whatever summer happens to throw your way. I am getting ready using Flipp and finding all the summer needs.

Summer Ready with Flipp

Rexall –   Valid June 2 – June 8, 2017

The best plan to be prepared for summer is to have a first aid kit handy and ready to go.

Summer Ready


Shopper’s Drug Mart – Valid June 3 – June 8, 2017

Summer Ready

Do allergies have you sniffling? Make sure to always have a box of tissues handy to wipe your nose. The sale on Kleenex is for Saturday only and will be $4.99 the rest of the week.

Summer Ready

Another Saturday only deal! Skin care is important in the summertime so please read the label and make sure it is the right product for you and your family.

Don’t miss out on other great deals for Saturday and you will also get 20x the points when you spend $50 or more.

Tips for Summer

  • re-apply sunscreen often
  • stay hydrated
  • get wet with a swim
  • protect your hair
  • make a list of activities and crafts for bored kids
  • eat healthy
  • get creative and crafty

Summertime means the kids are home and it seems they are constantly bored and have nothing to do. For the most part,  parents are expected to constantly keep the kids occupied and not bored. Have a variety of products for crafts and games ready for those moments.

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

Come back next week and see what the Flipping Deal will be.


Flipping the Lid on BBQ Season

It is time to get out in the yard with family and friends and enjoy the nice weather and embrace the BBQ season. Fill your freezer with the meat you love and make a date for a BBQ.

Having a BBQ isn’t all about what’s cooking on the grill. There are many side dishes that will help make it a more delicious meal. Check out the produce section and create some healthy side dishes of salads, fruits and even grilled veggies and potatoes.

BBQ Season

Food Basics – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

BBQ Season

The Pork Back Ribs can also be found at No Frills for the same price.

BBQ season

No Frills – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

End your BBQ with some Ice Cream or popsicles. Kid’s and adults will love you for this after dinner treat.

Freshco – Valid May 25, 2017 -May 31, 2017

BBQ Season

Chicken thighs or drumsticks are perfect for large crowds.

Do you like to marinade your meat before a BBQ? With these simple ingredients, wow your guests with this tasty marinade.


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1½ cups beer or another liquid of choice

Just put it all in a Ziploc bag or baking dish and leave in fridge overnight. When it is time to start the BBQ, your meat is ready to grill.

Head on over to Shoppers on Sunday and when you spend $75 you will receive 2 free movie tickets. Save them for a rainy day when the kids are bored.


To help make your shopping a little less time consuming, Flipp has 3 ways to build your shopping list in half the time.

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

Happy grilling this BBQ season.

Victoria Day Weekend – Flipping the Garden

Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. There are so many great deals all around town to help you with all your gardening needs. Pull out those garden gloves and get a little dirty planting a garden. I am lucky enough to have all these stores within walking distance from my home. There is nothing more rewarding than a walk around the neighbourhood enjoying the beauty of nature I see in the gardens.

While I love to spend time outside in the garden, I don;t have a large space but do make the most out of the space I do have.

Victoria Day Weekend – Flipping the Garden

Walmart – May 18-24, 2017

Victoria Day

Canadian Tire – May 19-25, 2017

Whether you are looking for flowers, vegetables or herbs, Canadian Tire has you covered with a variety of all things green.

Rona – May 18-24, 2017

If you are thinking of redesigning your yard, Rona has the perfect prices on patio slabs and paver edges.

Victoria Day

Home Depot – May 18-24, 2017

Victoria Day

Gardening Tips for beginners

  • replant using produce (onions, lettuce and more)
  • use containers (bring inside for winter and continue growing)
  • keep plants watered
  • find companion plants that work well together
  • remove dead leaves and flowers
  • plant herbs that you can use all summer long as they grow

Make the most out of the space you have and sit back, relax and watch your garden grow. If you have kids, involve them in the task with their own special tools and enjoy the time together bonding.

Does your plan for this Victoria Day weekend include flipping the garden?

If you haven’t downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Have a happy and safe weekend and let the summer begin.



Flipp’s 5 Fab Finds – Mother’s Day Gift Deals

Mother’s day is the time to celebrate moms for all they do. Whether you are celebrating a mom, celebrating with 2 moms or if you are a dad doing both jobs, take this time to celebrate with your loved ones. When are kids are small we relish the time they are young and we love the handmade gifts they bring us home from school. As we age, it is more difficult to find that perfect surprise, something you know your mom will love. This week I have found what I believe to be perfect Mother’s Day Gift Deals for the week of May 4 – May 10 unless otherwise stated.

Mother’s Day Gift Deals

Sears – May 4 – May 10

Take some time to relax this Mother’s day and enjoy the comforts of home snuggled up on the couch with a good movie or book.

Mother's Day Gift Deals

Make mom shine with a touch of jewellery that is 60% off or more.

Mother's Day Gift Deals

Walmart – Make it Special Catalogue April 27 – May 14

Pioneer Women Bowls and Mugs are so cute and pretty.

Mother's Day Gift Deals

Giant Tiger – May 3 – May 9

Mother's Day Gift Deals

At Giant Tiger, there is always a variety of styles, colours and sizes for the perfect fit.

If you didn’t see a comfy outfit for relaxing on the couch,  I am sure you will find one here.

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive. Create your own gifts with useful items from the dollar store. Gift baskets with moms favourite chocolates, bath bombs or gadgets. Simple and easy gifts will make the day more special. Here are some ideas for gifts on a dime from a post I did a few years ago.

Add your points cards to your phone via the Flipp app and never leave home without them again.

Next week there will be more deals that you will want to check out and I may even throw in a recipe to share with you.

If you haven’t downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings. Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Flipp’s 5 Fab Finds – Dollar Day Deals

I can’t believe that May 1st, is only a few days away. May is a month full of celebrations like Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, BBQ’s and the time to start planting the gardens for the season. This week there are a few stores that have great dollar day deals. Time to stock up and fill those cupboards and freezers with time-saving bulk meals.

Dollar Day Deals -April 27 – May 3

No Frills – ends May 3

Dollar Day Deals

BBQ season is here and these are perfect staples to have for those gatherings.

Dollar Day Deals

Check the coupon section and you will find additional savings for French’s and Diana Sauce to print off.

Food Basics -ends May 3

Dollar Day Deals

dollar day deals

Frescho -ends May 3

Are you ready for Cinco De Mayo? Here are some quick buys for a meal to help celebrate the day.

Dollar Day Deals

There are a tremendous amount of deals at Freshco and this is the 3rd week of $1, $2 and $3 dollar day deals.

Cinco De Mayo Meals

  • tacos
  • rice dishes
  • nachos
  • enchiladas
  • burritos

Need more recipe ideas? Check out these ones from Taste of Home.


  • don’t overbuy products
  • dollar sales happen often
  • use coupons
  • price match

Be prepared with a list and have all your coupons ready. Learn how to eat Fresher and Cheaper.

I have my list with me, wherever I am. If you carry a phone, your list will be with you too. Flipp makes shopping simple. Choose what you are looking for and it will bring up all the deals and will even tell you what aisle in the store to go to. This is a great feature, no more wandering around looking for the products you need.

If you haven’t downloaded the Flipp app yet, you are missing out on savings.

Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.

Drop by next week for Mother’s Day specials including meals and those special gifts.

Flipp’s 5 Fab Finds – Spring Cleaning and Organizing

Living in a small space, there isn’t always enough storage for all those extra items we have, like kids toys,  kitchen gadgets and craft supplies.  It is time to get spring cleaning and organizing those items just sitting around.  There is always a long list of things to do when it comes spring cleaning so was so happy to see these top 10 hacks from Flipp.


Our favourite tip was to have a playlist. Really, who can clean without a playlist. Do you have one for cleaning? I know I do.

When it comes to spring cleaning we also donate, donate, and donate. There are several great organizations that will even come to your home and pick up your donations. Spring is definitely a great time to get rid of the clutter.

I also keep our old toothbrushes for cleaning. They are great for getting those tight spots and I keep them in my cleaning caddy.

These hacks work for me. Tell me do you have special spring cleaning hacks? What makes life easier for you?

Ready to attack your spring cleaning? This week there are some perfect items I have found on Flipp to help out.  When you have kids running around playing and making a mess, having these supplies makes cleaning and organizing much easier.

Spring Cleaning and Organizing


Spring Cleaning and Organizing

Food Basics

spring cleaning and organizing

Canadian Tire

spring cleaning and organizing


Check out the coupon section for extra savings on cleaning products and more.

Download Flipp today from Google Play or the App Store and start saving.


Flipp’s 5 Fab Finds – Last Minute Easter Deals

Easter Weekend is here, so if you haven’t finished your shopping, now is the time.  Check out Flipp to find out which stores are having a 2-day sale (Thursday and Saturday) for Easter Weekend.  These last minute Easter deals will fill your table with plenty of food. If you have kids and are looking for basket items, there are many to be found.

Last Minute Easter Deals

No Frills

Choose ham and potatoes instead of turkey or roast for dinner.

Last Minute Easte Deals



Food Basics

Veggies for your side dishes

Last Minute Easter Deals

Giant Tiger

Solid Easter Bunny

Last Minute Easter Deals


Make it yourself Easter crafts and fun. On Saturday, April 15th, visit for the Kids Club Easter event.


If you stop by Walmart for any Easter treats, be sure to pick up a beautiful potted Lily

If you don’t already have the Flipp app, download it today from Google Play or the App Store.

Have a Happy Easter.

Flipp’s 5 Fab Finds – Easter Deals

Hippity Hop, Hippity Hop, Easter weekend is only a week away. Every family has their own traditions for celebrating if they celebrate. Growing up, for Easter we would get an outfit for church, some chocolate and an egg hunt. I continued the tradition with my daughter. Whether you are preparing for a small or large family, it is always great to save money, with these Easter deals you can. Below you will find deals for both dinner and a basket or egg hunt.

Easter Deals for Dinner

No Frills

An Easter Lily makes for a beautiful centrepiece or a hostess gift.

Easter Deals

Looking for an alternative to Turkey dinner? Why not roast beef?

Easter Deals

No Frills will price match all Turkeys and you may find a utility turkey at a lower price. (parts may be missing)

Food Basics

Easter Deals

Easter Deals


Easter Deals for Baskets

For more Easter deals, head on over to the Flipp app.


Be aware that the 3 pack deals for Cadbury eggs are more than the individual eggs.

Easter Deals

Giant Tiger

Easter Deals



It’s always fun to do some crafts

Watch for next week’s last minute Easter finds.

Download the Flipp app today from Google Play or the App Store.

Happy Easter!