Monday, January 31, 2011

Contest: Win Alice In Wonderland 60th Anniversary Special Edition

Disney is putting out tons of DVD/Blu-Ray movies out all at once, and here is the newest one yet! Alice in Wonderland (the cartoon) is hitting it's 60th anniversary so there is a new edition coming out! The DVD came out not too long ago and I already bought it, but though some of you might want the chance to win your very own copy! Check out My Organized Chaos to enter!

Contest: Win a Nokia N8 Smartphone

Because I'm phone obsessed at the moment, I thought I'd share this awesome giveaway for the Nokia N8 Smartphone! *drools* It has a 12MP camera (!!), records in HD, and is great for sharing pictures through social media! It's easy to enter. Hit up Kidsumer's blog here OR My Little Review Corner's blog here and follow the instructions! Enter at both blogs to double your chances to win. Good luck!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Contest: Win Not My Own Fragrance

Here is another giveaway from Leslive Loves Veggies. Win a Not My Own fragrance ($18 value). It is made with organic ingredients and is preservative free. A portion of all proceeds goes to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Win your very own fragrance by visiting the blog!

Contest: Win Barista Bath & Body prize pack

Leslie Loves Veggies is hosting another giveaway for Body Essential Gift Bag & Gourmet Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans from Barista Bath and Body. Even the name of the product makes me salivate! Barista Bath and Body's products all have brewed or ground coffee to perk you up. Sounds good to me! Get a chance to win a prize pack by checking out the blog!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chinese New Year Celebration @ International Village (Feb 4-6) - Lower Mainland Only

Chinese New Years is fast approaching and with it comes celebrations of the Year of the Rabbit! International Village is once again holding festivities during the weekend with performances, vendors and draws happening everyday. Going to the celebration brings good luck, and it's always really fun to check things out!

This is happening February 4 to 6 and admission is free! It's bound to be crowded so go early! For more details about the event, go here.

Where: 88 West Pender St, Vancouver
When: Friday & Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-7pm

Save $10 on Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Another Disney movie is coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray and Disney is once again offering a coupon for the combo pack! This time it is a $10 off coupon for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Just head on over here and print it out. The coupon expires February 8, 2011. The movie comes out February 1st so make sure to go get your copy the first three days, since this is when the best sale prices are happening (Future Shop & Best Buy $19.99 after coupon; remember to check other store flyers)!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Mechanic - Movie Review

I was lucky enough to go to an advanced screening of The Mechanic tonight, starring Jason Statham. Statham plays Arthur Bishop, one of the best hit men in the business. When he is ordered to kill one of his friends for leaking information, the table is turned when he finds out he has been lied to. He reluctantly takes his friend's son in and trains him to be an assassin as well while he goes on the hunt for his employer.

I have never watched any movies starring Jason Statham before but my coworker raves about him! I thought it was a good, mindless movie to go watch. While the acting is sub par (it looks like Statham plays the same character over and over in all his movies!) and it's by no means a deep storyline, but it has plenty of explosions and gun fire to keep you entertained. There are some pretty gory scenes, so don't bring your kids (like some guy did tonight!! It's rated R for a reason, sheesh!).

The Mechanic comes out in theaters January 28, 2011.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Free Quatchi Plushie & Luggage Tag, Jan 29-30 (Lower Mainland Only)

The Olympic Warehouse is upping their ante with a free 7.5 inch Quatchi plush toy AND an Olympic themed luggage tag this weekend (Saturday and Sundays only) to draw customers in. There is a limit of one plush and luggage tag per person, but no family limit, while supplies last. Make sure to go early as they may run out quickly.

The two locations of the Olympic Merchandise Warehouses are at 8410 Ontario St in Vancouver and 6741 Cariboo Rd in Burnaby.

More information on the warehouse locations and hours, go here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cheap Crest Toothpaste

This week, Safeway has Crest toothpaste for only $0.80 each (these are for the larger 130ml tubes!). And you know what that means...combine this sale with coupons and you've got yourself an even better deal! Some stores (like Superstore) have already price matched Safeway's price. If they haven't, you can bring in the flyer to your store to get this price as well.

Coupons to use:

$1 off when you buy 2 Crest toothpaste (from Brandsaver flyer or = $0.30 per tube

Remember you might be able to price match at Zellers and use your SPC discount on top of the coupon. I'm not too sure if they will price match "club card" prices though, but it might be worth a try. Then it'd only be $0.22 a tube!

$10 Body Scrubs @ The Body Shop

The newest deal at The Body Shop is body scrubs for $10 each. I have never tried any of them before but they look interesting and comes in all the nice fruity scents found in the body butters. The body scrubs supposedly exfoliates dead skin cells and looks to have kind of a grainy texture (like St. Ives apricot scrubs!). Might be worth a try!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free Neutrogena Clinical with MIR

There is a mail in rebate going on right now for Neutrogena Clinical products. They range from $40 to $60 for a pack so it is definitely a great opportunity if you have always wanted to try it but didn't want to shell out the money for it.

I know Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart are offering the MIR (though I'm sure other stores are as well) currently. Buying it at Shoppers this week is the best deal since from Saturday to Monday, if you spend $75 or more, you will receive 18,500 bonus points. Buying the Neutrogena will get you more than halfway there and you'd only have to spend another $15. It's a good time to rack up your Optimum Points since there is a rumored bonus redemption happening February 5th!

Save $8 on Secretariat DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Disney is once again offering a coupon for their newest release on DVD and Blu-Ray! Save $8 when you buy the DVD & Blu-Ray combo pack! The coupon expires January 31, 2011. The movie comes out in stores January 25th, and remember to watch out for sales! Usually the best sales happens in the first 3 days it is released and is the best time to use this coupon.

Future Shop is selling it for $29.99 ($21.99 after coupon) for 3 days only. Remember also to check Superstore, Zellers and Toys R Us for special offers as well (they will also accept the printed coupon).

Free Clairol Product (Jan 24-27)

Clairol is going to be offering a coupon for a FREE Clairol product through Facebook starting from January 24 to 27th! All you have to do is mosey on over to their Facebook page and "like" their page. Come January 24th, go back there and order your coupon! There will be 100,000 coupons given away!

Get a $20 PC Gift Card wub spend $60 on P&G products

Superstore (and the Loblaws chain) is offering a gift card rebate on P&G branded products once again! Spend $60 on P&G products and get a $20 President's Choice gift card back by mail! This is a good opportunity to grab your P&G Brandsaver flyers (or the online coupons) and use up a lot of coupons! It's not too hard to spend $60 on these household and personal hygeine products, and this is a great offer especially if you buy these brands anyway!

The products that are included in this offer are: Always, Tampax, Pampers, Pantene, Covergirl, Olay, Old Spice, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Secret, Crest, Nice'nEasy, Natural Instincts, Venus/Embrace, Cascade, Dawn, Charmin, Aussie, Downy, Puffs, Bounty, Vicks, Tide, Bounce, Febreze, Mr. Clean, Swiffer.

You must spend the $60 in one transaction (so you can mail in one receipt). Remember you can use coupons and if you include these products with your grocery shopping, they won't be able to tell if you use the coupons on other products or not! The receipt must be dated between Dec 31/10 and Jan 31/11. One request per name/household/address.

National Hockey Card Day (Feb 12)

National Hockey Card Day is coming up soon! If you remember me blogging about this last year, it's the same deal. On Saturday, February 12, participating stores will be giving out a FREE 5 pack of Upper Deck hockey cards! I love collecting cards so I will be there! Remember these cards may run out fast, so go earlier in the morning. I will post a reminder, with the participating locations closer to the date!

Contest: Win Secretariat DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack

Here's another contest for you! Win a Secretariat DVD/blu-ray combo pack fromMy Organized Chaos! I went to an advanced screening of this movie and loved it! It's such a feel good movie (but let's face it, have you ever watched a Disney movie you haven't liked?) and if I don't win it, I'm definitely buying a copy for myself! Check out the contest here!

FREE Amazon Gift Cards - Swagbucks & Irazoo!

Swagbucks is an awesome search and win site where you can earn rewards FAST. It's easy to do and you get 30 swagbucks right away if you use the link below. So far I have cashed out for $295 gift cards.  There are tons of prizes to choose from, like other gift cards, cards,  comics, Wii and PS3 consoles, Nintendo DS, you name it! So many prizes  to choose from!  

All you have to do is search and you  might be rewarded with points. The fastest way to earn is through  swagcodes, that are released several times a day. You can find it  through their blog, searchbar, facebook, twitter, etc. Also there are  points for daily polls, checking out the survey link and the daily  special offers link!

Search & Win

Irazoo  is another great search and win site that I've been using for even  longer than Swagbucks. They recently changed it so that it's just like  Swagbucks - you win points for searching, and there are also treasure  codes. As a summer special, they brought back the rate and earn portion  of points - when you do a search, you can comment and rate a site for 50  points. They limited it to 100 points a day though (used to be 300!).

Canadians  are only allowed to redeem for gift cards, but if you live  in the states, you have access to the other prizes as well, like gaming  consoles, cameras, computers and other gift cards. I have already cashed  out for $135 gift cards!

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant - Product Review

I guess it's about time I post a review about the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Smartphone! I was lucky enough to receive this phone through the Samsung Mob!ilers program back in August of last year and have used it for four months. This was my first smartphone so I was pretty excited to try it out. I must say, I was very impressed! It has a gorgeous 4" Super AMOLED touchscreen (yes, muuuuch nicer than the iPhone!) and 1 Ghz hummingbird processor that made any downloading apps, watching videos and browsing really fast. It was using Android 2.1 as the OS (but now 2.2 is out for download). You can take pictures and videos with the camera and the photos turn out beautifully when you have good lighting.

The things I loved about the Vibrant:
- The phone is thin and light
- Beautiful screen
- 5.0 MP camera, touch to focus
- SWYPE (made texting so much faster!)
- Live wallpapers (very cool)
- Excellent for browsing and watching videos
- Easy to share pictures and videos through social media sites
- Front facing camera for video calling (or self portraits!)

Things I did not like:
- No flash for the camera so made taking pictures and videos in the dark harder
- Battery life - it has a very poor battery life, so I recommend bringing your charger with you

All in all, the Galaxy S Vibrant is an awesome phone. There were a few problems when it first launched, but the 2.2 OS has eliminated almost all of them (hurray!). Speaking as a regular consumer who likes playing with new tech gadgets but not being a particularly tech savvy, I would have to say I choose the Vibrant over the iPhone 4. Sorry, Steve Jobs. Samsung also has a couple other phones out in their Galaxy S line (Captivate & Fascinate) on different carriers. There are a lot of offers going on for these phones so go check them out in stores!

I'm hoping to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab soon...anyone want to give me one? *wink, wink*

Contest: Win Hello Kitty Seasons Wii

Feisty and Frugal & Fabulous blog is giving away a copy of Hello Kitty Seasons for the Wii! I love Hello Kitty so would love to play this game (yes, I'm still a little kid!). Get a chance to win it by visiting her blog and entering here!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free Sumi Plushies, Jan 22-23 (Lower Mainland Only)

The Olympic Merchandise Warehouses are at it again! They are now opened up again after the Christmas holidays, and starting this week they are giving away free plushies again! This week the offer is for a 7.5 inch Sumi mascot plush and is only valid on Saturday and Sunday. Also if you spend $20 or more, you will receive a 9.5 inch Muk Muk plush.

The two locations are at 8410 Ontario St in Vancouver and 6741 Cariboo Rd in Burnaby.

More information on the warehouse locations and hours, go here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Free Lean Cuisine Entree Offer Extended!

Lean Cuisine Canada has extended it's free entree offer for the 2nd week in a row! So if you didn't get the chance the last two weeks to pick up your free Lean Cuisine, you can now! Just print out your coupon on the Facebook page here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sara Bareilles Concert Pictures

I know it's really late (okay, 1.5 months late) but I've just been so busy that I haven't had the time to post up pictures from the Sara Bareilles concert on November 22, 2010. This was at The Commodore Ballroom. Holly Conlan opened for her, as well as Cary Brothers. Bareilles came out during one of his songs to sing with him too! It was a great concert and really great energy from the singers and the crowd. Her stories before some of her songs were interesting and funny. The best part? When Bareilles climbed ontop of the piano to sing! They all like to close their eyes while they sing so it was really hard to get a good picture!

Sara Bareilles singing with opening act, Cary Brothers.

Holly Conlan

Cary Brothers

I'm not gonna write you a love song, coz you asked for it!

The set was pretty cool with all the lighting!


Coming back out for an encore.

Dance on that piano!

Latest Contest Wins!

Here are the latest prizes I have won from contests that came in the mail!

My first blog contest win! A $50 Dr. Oetker prize pack. It includes 4 Shakers, 3 Mousse, 3 Puddings and 3 coupons for free pizza!

Haha, this win is kind of funny! Book by Snooki. I don't even know anything about Jersey Shore so not sure what to think of this one. I'll try to read it after my pile of library books are finished.

Darius Rucker CD from a Country music Christmas contest.

$25 Visa gift card!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Contest: Win a Flat Iron Experts Avanti Ultra Professional Ceramic Hairdryer

Sweeps4Bloggers is holding a contest for a Ceramic Hairdryer from Flat Iron Experts. The retail value for this dryer is $220! My mum loves good hair dryers so I'm crossing my fingers for this one. Check out the blog over here for your chance to win as well!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Get 20% off Books @ Chapters (Jan 13-19)

Chapters is offering an additional 10 % off for iRewards members! Just print out a coupon and bring it along with your iRewards card to get 20% off your purchase of books. This offer is valid until January 19th.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Contest: Win a Philips Sonicare Basket

Here's another great contest for you! My Organized Chaos is holding a contest for a Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ power toothbrush basket! There is also a bottle of wine, chocolate, licorice, coffee and tea included with it, retailing at $265! Crazy! It's really easy to enter and only takes a few minutes to earn a bunch of entries! Remember, you can't win unless you enter! ;) Check out the blog here and enter the contest!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Extra 40% off Clearance Items @ Old Navy

I was passing by Old Navy today when I saw a huge sign that said they are now taking an additional 40% off already reduced clearance items! Usually there are only either super small or super huge sizes left, but if you are patient enough to look through the racks, you might find something that is worth buying for practically nothing! Usually their sale on clearance items is only 30% off, so now seems like a great time to hit up your nearest Old Navy store!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Free Lean Cuisine Entree Again!

If you missed the free Lean Cuisine entree offer last week, you're in luck, because they extended the offer to this week! From January 10-16, if you go to the Lean Cuisine Facebook page, "like" it, and click on the special offers tab, you can print a coupon out for a free entree of your choice! Remember not all stores will accept printed coupons (for fear of fraud) so you can always try another store if the first one doesn't take it. Please do not abuse this offer and only redeem the coupon once!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tons of Bonus Point Coupons for HBC Rewards

If you missed the mega-bonus point coupons that expired Dec 31, have no fear - there is a new set that good until January 31! I wish I knew about these sooner since I already made several purchases at Zellers last week! These coupons do not have a minimum purchase, which means you can buy a candy bar and still get a lot of bonus points! If you use all three, you'll be half way to redeeming a $10 gift card. You can use each coupon one time, and they are good at The Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters.

Click here to print the 10,000 bonus points coupon.

Click here to print the 15,000 bonus points coupon.

Click here to print the 20,000 bonus points coupon.

Slumdog Millionaire - Movie Review

I'm trying to watch a movie or two every week, and last week was Slumdog Millionaire. I've been hearing what a great movie this was so sister bought it on Boxing Day (only $5!).

Slumdog Millionaire is a romantic drama about Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), from the slums of Mumbai, who goes on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He goes onto the million dollar question, so the game show host and police all believe he is cheating somehow. The movie plays out in flashbacks of Jamal's life, and you see how he knew the answers of the game show questions - because he lived through it. He is also trying to find his childhood sweetheart Latika (Freida Pinto), which was his reason for going on the gameshow in the first place.

It was an excellent movie, and very feelgood. Very interesting to see all the colours even in the slums!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Safeway Contest is back!

Safeway has another of their ballot contests running right now, with a grand prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas! Each time you buy something at Safeway, you will be given a ballot. Remember there are three ways to play! The instant win, the online game as well as the draw (you need to fill out the back of the ballot and drop it into the ballot box at the customer service counter. The smaller prizes this time include Hey's luggage, Lagostina cooking sets and an Eureka vaccum cleaner. A few contests ago, I won 2 ladies Bulova watches!

FREE Amazon Gift Cards - Swagbucks & Irazoo!

Swagbucks is an awesome search and win site where you can earn rewards FAST. It's easy to do and you get 30 swagbucks right away if you use the link below. So far I have cashed out for $285 gift cards.  There are tons of prizes to choose from, like other gift cards, cards,  comics, Wii and PS3 consoles, Nintendo DS, you name it! So many prizes  to choose from!  

All you have to do is search and you  might be rewarded with points. The fastest way to earn is through  swagcodes, that are released several times a day. You can find it  through their blog, searchbar, facebook, twitter, etc. Also there are  points for daily polls, checking out the survey link and the daily  special offers link!

Search & Win

Irazoo  is another great search and win site that I've been using for even  longer than Swagbucks. They recently changed it so that it's just like  Swagbucks - you win points for searching, and there are also treasure  codes. As a summer special, they brought back the rate and earn portion  of points - when you do a search, you can comment and rate a site for 50  points. They limited it to 100 points a day though (used to be 300!).

Canadians  are only allowed to redeem for gift cards, but if you live  in the states, you have access to the other prizes as well, like gaming  consoles, cameras, computers and other gift cards. I have already cashed  out for $135 gift cards!

$1.50 Off Coupon for Smart Bread

Smart Bread is offering a $1.50 off coupon via Facebook/ for any of their bread products. Last time they had a free product coupon for their Smart Breads and they were delicious! Remember you can wait for Smart Bread products to go on sale before you use this coupon to maximize your savings! Check out the Smart Bread Facebook page to order your coupon!

Contest: Win a Peptol-Bismol Prize Pack!

Ken Jeong, the doctor/actor most known for roles in such movies as Knocked Up and The Hangover, is in a series of commercial spots for Peptol-Bismol. They are pretty funny and he encourgaes you to indulge yourself and have a bit of fun! Mom to Bed by 8 is hosting a contest for a Peptol-Bismol party prize pack that includes a pink iPod Shuffle! It's super easy to enter so check it out here. It would be awesome if one of my readers won it!

Friday, January 07, 2011

40% off The Gap (Online only)

The Gap is offering a 40% off discount code if you purchase anything online! Just enter the coupon code GAP40SALE and voila! This sale is valid online only and is good until January 9th.

Free Neutrogena Clinical Sample (Jan 11)

LivingWell is offering another freebie! Get a trial sized sample of Neutrogena Clinical lotion starting January 11th. I love LivingWell freebies because they come in such cute small sizes (perfect for traveling!). Just a heads up for this freebie, watch out since it is very popular and will be gone really fast! There are only 20,000 samples given away.

Free Sample of Gucci Guilty

Gucci is offering a free sample of their perfume, Gucci Guilty via Facebook. This is most likely just a postcard sample, but it's great for stuffing into your dresser to keep your clothes smelling nice! I <3 perfume samples! Check out their Facebook page here.

Clearance at The Bay, up to 50% off (Jan 7-13)

The Bay is having an amazing sale where they are marking lots of things down, up to 50% off! The great thing is they will sometimes markdown an already marked down price so you can get some really nice brand named clothing items for dirt cheap! Check out the sales going on at the Bay now, the sale ends January 13th!

2010 Contest Wins

Here it is, the long awaited list of contest wins a year in the making! I blogged early 2010 about how I read about people winning over $22,000 worth of prizes a YEAR, and I was intrigued. I had never really entered contests (just the odd ones here and there when I saw them) but started to do it on a more regular basis at the beginning of 2010 and I have to say, it certainly paid off. I kept track of the value of all the prizes (but decided not to list them here). The prizes I've won is worth approximately $15,376.00!!! I contest as a hobby now and still win a prize here and there. I'm hoping 2011 will bring more contests and more wins!

$20 T&T Supermarket Gift Card
2x Black Eyed Peas Concert Tickets
103.5 QM/FM Mug
From the Heart Coffee House Edition CD
Coca Cola Olympic Pin
The Break-Up DVD
Cold-FX Backpack Prize Pack
2x Wrigley's Olympic Toque
8x Wrigley's Tattoos
2x Canucks vs. Ducks Tickets
4x Canucks Autographed Hockey Sticks
52x Nestea 12-pack coupons (Nestea for a year)
1x Saputo Olympic Pin
2x Bulova Watch 
1x $100 La Senza Gift Card
1x $100 General Mills Grocery Gift Card
1x One Day book
1x Coca-Cola 2010 FIFA World Cup™ T-shirt
$10 Gift Card
1x Jergens Glow Moisturizer
$100 Dine Out Gift Card
2x Coca-Cola 2010 World Cup™ FIFA Soccer Ball
$1000 Cash
1x Jelly Belly Bag
2x Sex and the City 2 Movie Passes
2x Hey's Luggage
3x Dr. Oetker Shaker FPC
$10 BYOB Shopping Channel Savings Card
1x Rush DVD
2x $10 Home Depot Gift Card
2x Charlie St. Cloud Movie Passes
Staal Autographed Hockey Puck Set
2x Eat Pray Love Movie Passes
Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Gift Set
$100 Coupon Booklet Canadian Tire
Blockbuster Elvis Prize Pack
2x PNE & Playland Passes
2x ZAGGfolio
2x Cemetery Junction Movie Passes
2x Movie Passes to Going the Distance 
Womanity Perfume (10ml)
Samsumg Mob!lers Galaxy S Vibrant with 4 months service (and trip to Toronto)
2x Movie Passes to Lottery Ticket
Zagg Samsung Galaxy S Invisishield
Apple iPod Touch
2x Hanson Concert Tickets
I Am Love DVD
$100 Cactus Club Gift Card
Thermos Travel Mug
Whistler Blackcomb lift ticket
BlackBerry Curve 3G & 6 months service
2x $300 Cash (Winning 2 Samsung Mob!lers missions)
Trip to Korea (Winning Samsung Mob!ilers contest ~$6000)
$1000 Cash (Grand Prize winner for Samsung Mob!ilers)
2x Sara Bareilles Concert Tickets
Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack
2x Dead Mau5 Concert Tickets 
Coca-Cola branded Plush Polar Bear
PC Brand Holiday Survival Kit
Darius Rucker Charleston, SC 1966 CD
2x Tshirts from Miracle Whip
$25 Visa Gift Card
2x Movie Passes to St John of Las Vegas 4x Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Tickets 
2x Paralympic Sledge Hockey Tickets
4x Movie Passes to The Bounty Hunter 
4x Vancouver Auto Show Passes
4x Outdoor and Travel Show Passes
2x Movie Passes to Just Wright
2x Eat! Vancouver Passes
2x Epic Passes 
2x Movie Passes to Grown Ups
2x Movie Passes to The Kids Are All Right
2x Tim Hortons Gift Cards
2x Movie Passes to Morning Glory

Also won this but had to forfeit:
$100 Oakridge Gift Card & Lion King prizes

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Contest: Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One! by Wendy Robbins

Another contest for you, my dear readers! Win a copy of Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One! by Wendy Robbins. It sounds like a very interesting read. Let's face it, who doesn't want to become a millionaire! This contest is hosted on Sweeps4Bloggers and runs until January 15, 2011. Check out the blog and enter the contest!

Movie Promo from General Mills

General Mills has another movie promotion going on right now on specially marked packages of cereal and Old El Paso products. This is a great way to go to the movies for cheap/free especially if you already purchase these products. See which products have this offer here.

Free Glasses from Clearly Contacts - Jan 7th

Clearly Contacts is giving away 5,000 pairs of free glasses again! This promotion is happening in four different cities: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. Vancouver is first up, starting at 9am tomorrow morning. Use these codes at checkout:

Vancouver: Jan. 7, 2011. Use coupon code VANCOUVER5K.
Toronto: Jan. 14, 2011. Use coupon code TORONTO5K.
Calgary: Jan . 20, 2011. Use coupon code CALGARY5K.
Ottawa: Jan. 25, 2011. Use coupon code OTTAWA5K.

Check out their Facebook page to learn more about this offer. Coupons Available Now!

Brandsaver coupons are back, which means lots of savings in the near future! Watch out for your local paper tomorrow, as it will contain the paper booklet version of the P&G Brandsaver coupons. As well you can order copies online which will be mailed to you. There are a few decent coupons this time round, so definitely worth checking out here.

Contest: Win Tick Tock by James Patterson

My Little Review Corner is holding a contest for a copy of James Patterson's book, Tick Tock, featuring on of his newer characters, Michael Bennett. I love reading so I'd love to win it and thought you might like to enter for a chance to win as well. Check out the blog and contest here.

Skin Care Kits $12 @ The Body Shop

Yet another promo at The Body Shop!  I never used to shop here and now I can't stop! Try their skin care lines (Tea Tree, Seaweed, Wise Woman, etc) for only $12! They are the smaller travel sized items that come in a pouch. Regularly each kit sells for $25 (Wise Woman is $35) so check it out. These are perfect to bring in your suitcase too!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Free Dr. Oetker Mousse

Yahoo, Facebook food freebies galore! Today, Dr. Oetker is offering a coupon for a free mousse for liking their Facebook page. The link will direct you to so make sure you have an account. Check out the their Facebook page and order you coupon here.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

50% off Tazo Tea Lattes @ Starbucks (Jan 7-16)

From January 7 to 16, Starbucks is holding another 50% off drinks special, this time for Tazo Tea Lattes! The special pricing is only valid between 2pm and 5pm on these days. Usually they have the half off special for Frappucinos and there is a bit of a line, because let's face it, who doesn't love a Frappucino, especially at half the price? However, I am not a fan of tea, and can't say if there will be as many people, but maybe go a little earlier or after the initial rush to beat the lines!

PC Holiday Gift Basket Win!

Earlier last month, I won a contest from Canadian Living for a President's Choice holiday gift basket! I finally received it in the mail today, in the form of a GINORMOUS cardboard box. I opened it up and took a picture so you can see!

The packaging was ripped open because it was shipped sideways and everything spilled out!

Here's what's inside the Green bin!

    * PC® The World's BestTM Jumbo Cashews
    * PC® 100% Ground Coffee - Hawaiian
    * PC® Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Collection
    * PC® Premium Fruit and Nut Collection
    * PC® Artichoke & Asiago Cheese Yogurt Dressing
    * PC® Thick Cut Pizza Flavour Rippled Potato Chips
    * PC® 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice - Kiwi Berry
    * PC® White Chocolate Covered Sponge Toffee
    * PC®  Butter Tart Square 
    * PC®  Cinnamon Buns Mix
    * PC® Cracker Collection
    * PC® Chocolate Fruit Fancies
    * PC® Baking Square Mix - Belgian Chocolate
    * A $10 PC® gift card 

I looked at the original posting of what was supposed to be in the basket, and it's missing these!!:
    * PC® Dark Chocolate with Cranberry and Almonds
    * A copy of this year's President's Choice® Holiday Insider's Report®

Someone was hungry while they packed the gift basket, perhaps? Well I can't complain, I've got a lot of goodies already! The ARV of this gift basket is $100.

Kids eat Free @ Ikea (Jan 6-9)

Ikea is holding a promotion where kids eat free after 11am, while supplies last. Kids are 12 and under and must be with an adult. Limit one meal per child per visit, while supplies last. This is going on from January 6 to 9. The food there is pretty decent and cheap, so make it a family outing!

$10 Body Butter @ The Body Shop

The Body Shop is just having sale after sale! This week this have Body Butter on for $10 each (regularly $20). This is a really good deal and they smell soooo good. I checked out my local Body Shop and they have furthur marked down all the holiday items as well as some others. The holiday scent (Cranberry and Vanilla) Body Butter is only $8 for the large size or $2 (!) for the smaller sizes. Home fragrance is $1, body gels $4. There are a lot more mark downs in the store as well so be sure to check it out!

Free Lean Cuisine Entree

Facebook food freebie! Lean Cuisine is offering a printable coupon from their Facebook page for liking them. The coupon is valid from January 4 to 9th and is only available to Facebook fans. Remember not all stores may accept printed coupons, so print yours out now and try a store or two. Check it out here.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Thinsations Samples & BOGO Coupon

Thinsations is offering two free sample packets of their great snacks as well as a Buy One Get One Free coupon via Facebook. I love Thinsation snacks so I'll be looking forward to that BOGO coupon! Check out their Facebook page here to order your samples now!

Contest: Love, Honor, and Betray Book from A Spicy Boy, A Cat & My Fat Ass

Yay, another contest! This time it is for the book Love, Honor, and Betray by Kimberla Lawson Roby. This contest is being hosted on another blog, A Spicy Boy, A Cat & My Fat Ass. Check out her blog over here and enter the contest as well!

Contest: Win a $150 Burt's Bee prize pack!

Canadian Natural Mama is holding a contest for a $150 Burt's Bees gift prize pack, jammed full of natural products!  I've always wanted to try Burt's Bee's products but it can get quite expensive, so excited to see a contest for it. Check out Canadian Natural Mama's blog and enter the contest here.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Movie Review

Continuing watching older movies during my extra day(s) off during the holidays, I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine today. I was a fan of the first three X-Men movies, so I was excited to finally see this one. The movie goes into the history of Logan/Wolverine and how he came to be. Liev Schreiber plays his brother, Victor. Logan is trying to live a normal life but his past keeps catching up to him and we learn about the mutant Weapon X program and how he gets adamantium in his skeleton to become the Wolverine. It's a good action movie and great for X-men fans. It's on sale now for only $5 on DVD at Walmart if you're looking to buy it on the cheap!

Contest: Win a $250 Visa Gift Card from Mom to Bed By 8!

Mom to Bed by 8 is holding a contest for a $250 Visa Gift Card! What! How did I not find out about this sooner! Well the contest doesn't end until January 11th, so you still have time to enter! It's really easy too! Check out her blog and the contest over here.

$0.97 Women's V-Neck Layering Camis @ Old Navy

Old Navy has a sale on women's V-Neck layering camis, regularly $7.50 on for only $0.97! They comes in many different colours and sizes XS to XXL. Check it out online here.

They are also having an "After Holidays Sale" so be sure to drop by your local Old Navy and check out what they have on sale!