The Saturday Weekend Review #44: Holiday flyer gimmicks that gets your wallet fired up

flyers-canada-ontario-november-2013HOLIDAY SALES START NOW… ARE YOU READY?

 

Time to ring in the holidays with flyers, flyers and more flyers. Are you ready Canada?

A better question might be, Is your budget ready?

Boredom for many people can lead to spending more money than they need to, but we should be able to control these urges.

 

Holiday flyers

 

Yesterday I wrote about Halloween coming to an end and the best time to put up decorations so it came as no surprise opening the weekly flyers that the stores have wasted no time with Christmas marketing. The hard part is when the holidays surround us and the flyer gimmicks entice us to shop til we drop.

Many of you know the shelves are already in the making before Halloween is even over. For most stores Christmas is the biggest time of year when it comes to sales and consumer traffic so every day counts especially if the shelves are not ready to go.

The glamour of Christmas for many puts them in the ‘spending spirit’ and it may be tough but it’s a time that we all have to buckle down and get control of our finances.

I know that is easier said than done because we battle the very same desire to window shop when we don’t really need to make a purchase, especially around the holidays. It’s that one awesome sale in a flyer that draws us in or we simply want to see what’s out there.

 

Christmas budget

 

The decision to not fall for all the holiday flyer specials was to pace ourselves and make a plan.

Our Christmas budget has changed over the years and now we draw names at the beginning of each year. The Christmas budget for us is a projected expense which means we save the money all year-long just in case we find it on sale and so we have the cash come Christmas and no credit cards are required. We only buy for one person now and we spend $100 on them and with that name comes a list of what they might like.

The flyers above were sent in to me by a fan who was surprised how the stores word the cover of their flyer in hopes of bringing in scores of customers although many of them seem to have the same deals like the grocery store $0.88 sales at Metro and No Frills.

Food Basics is waving the fans in with a “Mania Sale” getting much more for less. Canadian Tire flyer has Christmas trees on the front claiming “Bright Holiday Deals” to put you in the shopping mood.

Not only do you get the colorful banners at the top of the weekly flyer they make it even more enticing by almost forcing you into the store with a 1 day sale, 2 day sale, 3 day sale or a moonlight or midnight madness sale.

You might also find these words stand out on the flyer because those are the words they want you to remember. The notion of saving combined with being happy is how M&M Meats wants to inspire their customers to shop with them and rightfully so if the consumer will save money in their grocery budget.

Appetizers are a huge deal over the holidays so they will stop at nothing to pass along savings to the customer to get them in the store. They know their products sell and most people like Costco go in for one thing and come out with 10.

The problem with all of these enticing holiday flyers that are coming out is that they drive the traffic, meaning you and I into the stores with our wallet fired up and ready to spend. If we find it difficult as consumers to tighten the strings on the wallet it may be a dangerous holiday game of shopping each week because of the marketing involved during the holiday season. This could only prove to motivate us to overspend unless we have that plan of action and stick to it.

How do you handle the flyer gimmicks and giant sales this time of year so you don’t break your budget?

 

Canadian Budget Binder this week

 

Just in case you missed any of the awesome posts at Canadianbudgetbinder.com this week I’ve got them all below for you.

Happy Reading.

 

CBB at home and the blog

 

Not too much has been happening the past week in our house but we have officially busted the budget again this month which you will read about next week when I post our October budget update.

I’ll also be looking at the numbers closely the next few months to see how the seasons might impact our shopping habits. We have found that the colder the weather gets the more inclined we are to head out shopping or pouring into the stores that have those 50% off signs or end of season sales in the windows. We wanted to start doing more as a couple by getting out of the house and the first place it has brought us is to the shops.

On the blog nothing exciting has been happening although I’m hoping to get a few fixes sorted out with my designer but it’s nothing that you can see on your end.

I did make an oops this past week with the way I presented the layout and it was my error which I later fixed in the day. Now that the blog is on self-hosted I am responsible for any problems that happen above and beyond what my designer has created although he helps me out quite a bit. It’s great to work with someone who cares about his design and the blog owner like he does for Canadian Budget Binder.

Don’t forget to put your clocks back as we Fall behind one hour this Sunday morning Nov 3, 2013 at 2am and enjoy the extra hour of sleep.  I know I will.

 

Fan deals of the week

 

Since garage sales are pretty much done now with the upcoming winter months my idea is to have you the fans submit either an awesome deal of the week that you got, a freebie worthy of mention, kijiji score or other online buy that was amazing or any other major savings you want to brag about.

So, starting today send me in your photos and a write-up explaining the deal, prices and where you got the item and I might choose your steal of a deal in an upcoming Saturday Weekend Review. You can email me at canadianbudgetbinder (@) yahoo (dot) (ca) with your picture and details.

Today our in-house awesome shopper Jen P is sharing her RCSS score from last week which cost her hardly anything out-of-pocket meaning she saved money in her grocery budget. Jen is also an avid grocery game challenge player and has seen her grocery budget decrease over the past 2 years since posting her shops but not without challenges like we all much endure.

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This shop was at RCSS

  • Catelli pasta 3 x $1.00 – 3 x $1.00 coupons = FREE
  • Country Naturals bologna $4.99 – FPC = FREE
  • 2 pack Playtex sippy cups $9.58 – SCOP (rang in at $11.99) = FREE
  • Pull Ups 2 x $16.74 – 2 x 50% off pink stickers (- $8.37 each) – 2 x $5.00 CZ coupons = $6.74 or $3.37 each boxCoupons $17.99
  • SCOP $9.58
  • Pink stickers $16.74
OOP $7.08 (5% tax on the Pull Ups)

 

Making a difference

 

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My name is Chris Holdheide and I’m honored to be a part of Mr. CBB’s Making A Difference segment. For those of you who don’t know me I’m an entrepreneur, father of three, and a financial junky.

Some of you may have read my blog Stumble Forward which is a blog dedicated to helping others avoid financial mistakes and live a higher quality financial lifestyle.

I started Stumble Forward as way to help others avoid some of the big financial mistakes I made in my younger years. Some of these mistakes include buying a $4500 timeshare, spending over a $1000 on rip off companies to help me sell it, to getting a mortgage that ended up costing me more than I was paying off on it.

In 2008 I decided enough was enough and decide to make a change for the greater good and started my blog to help others get their financial lives on track as well as mine and by 2013 I managed get my budget under control, clean up all of my credit card debt, stash some extra cash way, and even build a brand new house.

In the end my goal is to lead by example by share the painful mistakes that I have made in hopes to help others make a difference with their finances.

 

Blog post sharing

 

I really appreciate when other blog owners recognize my hard work at Canadian Budget Binder and share my posts with their fans or even mention my blog on their blog or website.

Here are the blogs that did just that this past week, so please head over and check them out. If I’m missing you it’s because I didn’t get a ping back so please send me an email and I’ll add you next Saturday.

Just one site shared CBB this week so a big thanks goes out to Urban Departures for recognizing CBB and taking the time to share with their fans. :-)

 

Carnival Glory

 

 

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Every week I get thousands of people visit Canadian Budget Binder because they did a search online and found my blog.

Here are a few of my favorite searches that may have even brought you here and you’re reading this, right now.

  • OSAP please forgive my loan: Oh boy do you have something to learn about money and debts…. nothing in life is free!
  • Money will kill the relationship: That is true, it can.
  • Happiness isn’t in saving money: It is for us to an extent as we tend to balance savings with enjoying life but for others it’s in spending it…depends on your goals.

That’s all for this week’s edition of The Saturday Weekend Review #44.

Join me next week same time, same place to see what trouble I can get myself into.

Have a great week everyone.

Mr.CBB

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The Saturday Weekend Review : Put On Something Sexy…

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I just had to touch on this article I read about a child who won a book called “Put on Something Sexy” in his grade 8 sexual health class. Apparently it’s cartoon based book and when you flip the pages you see the couple getting it on (having sex) and the woman putting a condom on the man. A Nanaimo, B.C. mom says she was “disgusted” when her grade 8 son brought this flip book home from school. An organization Aids Vancouver Island said “they had material on tables the kids could pick up if they wish” during sexual education. One of the pamphlets was about oral sex and how to perform it and was quickly removed. So the school apologizes, writes a letter to the parents and will make sure all material is reviewed in the future, bla bla.. you can read the entire story at Huffington post Canada.

So the boy is in grade 8 and I’m sure by now he realizes he has something special going on down there. I’m also pretty sure he’s not stupid and knows what to do with it. The TV is plastered with sex, music videos depict sex, video game, movies, magazines, internet and heck, kids talk. I’m sure I’m missing something out here, oh ya, kids this age are HAVING SEX. I’m sure the mom means well and loves her kid but the reality is he’s got something going on down there and kids need to learn about it, the truth. I also believe if sexual education is being taught in the school parents should be aware although not all parents will agree to the content, you will never please them all.  I’m sure the parents could pull the student from the class if they disagree.

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I wonder if some parents believe little Johnny or Princess Sara are always good kids, meaning that their own kids would never consider having sex at a younger age. Come on, granted I wasn’t out jumping into bed having sex at a young age but they are doing it more than ever today. We didn’t have the luxury of the internet when we were growing in the 80′s or sexual, violent video games, we had Donkey Kong, Mario Brothers and Pac-Man but the same was still happening all around us. Kids continue walking about with backpacks full of booze on the weekends, having sex in the woods, friends houses when the parents aren’t around, smoking, doing drugs. How about the, “I’m going to Jenny’s to study” excuse.

Teens even get to watch a television program on MTV called 16 and pregnant to learn more about what life is all about being a teen mom or dad. Age  13 and 14 is not too far from 16. Don’t pick on the kids that might not come from well to do families either, it has nothing to do with it. If kids are going to do it, they will do it, wealth, religion, money, power, strict parenting, education status (straight A student) has nothing to do with it. Most often it’s peer pressure and the act of who’s popular or not, the jocks (whatever they are called today)… it’s all the same. Who will shoulder the burden of responsibility when a child becomes pregnant? The costs, I don’t need to tell you, you’re likely a parent or smart enough to know that already. It can turn a family’s finances upside down. Not every child will be this way but even the best of parents have struggled and don’t know what to do.

Oh My What’s That?

If we continue to pretend that kids don’t know what’s going on when mom and dad close the bedroom door we are sadly mistaken. If you don’t want to have your child come home and say they are pregnant, got someone pregnant, have a disease or whatever the case, teach them. Maybe a good time would be as soon as they are able to make babies and hormones start raging. If  kids want to hide, they will hide and they may go as far as to tell lies whatever it takes to hang out with their friends. Even parents who go to great lengths to teach their kids about sex and protect them find there is only so much you can do short from not allowing them to hang out with friends. I know you want to trust your kids as we would but not all kids like to talk about their feelings, what’s happening inside their body, what boy or girl makes them feel fluttery… with errm…. mom and dad.

We all want to think our little Johnny and Princess Sara are the best kids ever but in actuality you might not know everything that goes on in their lives. I don’t expect everyone to agree or disagree here, really it’s your children, not mine just an interesting article I read. Teaching abstinence is a must but not educating kids about what really happens even though they can figure it out on their own might not be the best route especially when they hit their teens. You know the “explore” stage of life.

Sex Ed In The 80′s

My wife remembers being taught about sex in school when she was around 12-13 but says she already knew and not from experimenting with sex or her parents but from everything around her, magazines, TV programs, friends having sex from a young age of 11, 12 , music etc and you know what, she survived it. She’s happy she was taught about it in school because not all parents are comfortable talking about it and for some parents I’m sure they are happy that the education system is taking the burden from them. In some cultures there is no talking it’s just unspoken word, no sex until marriage, full-stop.

I’ve had my fair share of friends that got pregnant very young and wish they would have not been having sex or used a condom or birth control methods but you know what, what’s done is done. The more education we give to the kids the better prepared they are to make the decision that could potentially change their life. Every parent will have their ideal “age” that they think is appropriate and that’s fine, but be realistic. I made it through knowing about sex and I still don’t have any kids but I speak from my experience as a child and what I believe would have benefited me then. I think we jump to conclusions too fast thinking that if our kids know about sex they will run out and jump into bed with someone. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t but at least they will know how to put on a condom, take a birth control pill or better yet, think twice and say NO, I don’t want to have sex now I want to wait.

  • Do you think the booklet was wrong? What is age is age appropriate to learn about sex?
  • How did you learn about sex when you were young?
  • Did you know people at your school that were having sex at a young age?
  • How about now? Do you teach your kids about sex? What do you do? How do you explain it to them?
  • Should the education system standardize age appropriate material to be taught each year and how much should a child know by age 13 before they head to high school?

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder?

I’ve been super busy with the blog mainly trying to fix broken links from blogs that have moved and broken links from images I used. Just for kicks and giggles I ran a broken link check which I had no idea I could do and found out most of the image links I used broke along with many others. I contacted the company by phone and the manager emailed me a proper credit line to use which didn’t involve a link but also said I didn’t need to credit free stock from them anyhow.

Needless to say I will have my work cut out for me repairing that mess. I’m grateful however that I create some of my own tacky photos in power-point or just take my own photos with a camera. It was a silly error I made not checking the links but now I am going to do that before I publish any posts. New Blogger mistakes, ah well, live and learn I guess. I’m also going to refrain from referencing by link any sites where the owner does not own the domain.

  • How do you handle broken links?
  • How often do you check and what is the best plugin to use?
  • Are there sites that you won’t link to?

Other than that I know I promised a brand new site back in 2012 but that has come to a stand still. I will update you more once I work out more details as I know many of you have emailed me or asked me on Facebook when the new reveal will happen. Other than that we broke the 4000 LIKES on Facebook which I am very happy about and to all my fans… you truly are amazing. Let’s see if we can hit our 2013 target of 5000 LIKES! Thanks for keeping my page going when I’m at work and not around, you truly exemplify what a true fan is all about, caring and sharing.  I contributed a post over at Newlyweds on a Budget on Friday so check out what I have to say about “Food Shopping On A Budget”.

Check Out This Weeks Canadian Budget Binder Blog Posts 
Canadian Budget Binder Mentions Around The Web

Thank you kindly for sharing my posts with your fans! If you added me and you are not on the list that means I forgot you or I just have no idea! Email me and let me know. 

Carnivals- I submitted to a couple this past week.

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What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder:

Search terms really help me to understand what people are looking for at Canadian Budget Binder! Any typos below are simply how the person who searched typed it in search, or me ;-) Another week of thousands of searches but only a few good ones worth mentioning.

Top Pick: Rogers Professional Haggler- Now I’ve read it all. Is there a new profession of “haggler” that I don’t know about. I wonder how much it pays haha!

  • Word For New Beginning In Life- Ha, that’s right CANADIAN BUDGET BINDER LOL… TOOT!
  • Free “FULL SIZE” Samples- Wouldn’t be a SAMPLE if it was FULL SIZE now would it be.. wishful thinking although you may get the odd company give out free product coupons.
  • How to get into College if you are an Illegal Immigrant In Toronto?- Fill out the paperwork to become a Permanent Resident in Canada like I had to.
  • CBB Fishing-  I would love to go fishing!
  • The best thing about being three- .. never know there could be some brilliant 3-year-old out there doing research on his/her age group
  • Four Letter Word for Taxes and Money- Oh, I can think of one haha, love these searches!
  • 3 positive dollar store pregnancy tests- I’m gonna say.. pregnant.. final answer!

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The Saturday Weekend Review #8 December

Saturday Week In Review Mr.CBB

 

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review

It’s Saturday and that means working late and sleeping in for me. The best part of waking up this morning was that last night I made Walnut and White Cheddar Biscuits a recipe from my mate Aunt B and they turned out amazing. The goal was to use them with my homemade Pulled Pork that I put in the crockpot this morning. Yep, the house smells.. well. porky!  I couldn’t take it any longer so I had to test a biscuit when I woke up this afternoon so I fried a couple eggs with a huge slice of ham and this is what it looked like…..

Ham and Egg On a Walnut White Cheddar Biscuit

Ham and Egg On a Walnut White Cheddar Biscuit

So keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks for my homemade pulled pork recipe on the blog tucked in between the cushions of this lovely biscuit! Ok now that we have the food out-of-the-way this week I did alot of Christmas baking as you know….

Mr.CBB's Peanut Butter Balls

Mr.CBB’s Peanut Butter Balls

I also went down to the Ministry of Transportation to pick up a $15 temporary sticker for our winter vehicle. On the way there some donut decides to run a red light and do a right hand turn as I’m going 80 up a highway (brilliant) hand on horn and Mrs. CBB could practically touch the car if she opened her window. Didn’t have a minute to live I guess. No accident thank goodness but if there was someone in my left lane things would not have had a happy ending I can assure you. (Anyhow…. while at the Ministry) Upon asking if there was a cheaper way to do this  to eliminate the cost of the temp sticker as we had to get an E-test first then come back and get the actual sticker.  She tells us, of course. Did you know that your E-test lasts for one year? Nope, I had no idea. We didn’t have all of this in the UK so it’s all new to me.  Now I know that I can get the E-test done before I park my vehicles that way I won’t have to waste $15 on a Temporary sticker (money grab ) just to drive the bloody thing to the garage to get an E-test (money grab) and back to the Ministry to get a sticker.  Everyone wants money…. and it’s only bound to get worse.

 

Financial News Mr.CBB

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

I’ve noticed a nice little spike in traffic for CBB so I’m hoping it’s only up from here. It’s great to have so many fans and Personal Finance and Foodie Bloggers that support CBB because you are all the reason CBB is gaining support amongst the fans and our peers. If you’re not a fan of Canadian Budget Binder on Facebook please head over and give us a LIKE. My goal is 3000 by the end of 2012 so I could use all the support to get me there!! *WINK* Don’t be afraid to come chat on my wall like John at Frugal Rules, Glenn at Monster Piggy Bank and others. My fans like to mingle with other Bloggers and that my friends is how we network!

Did I tell you how excited I am about……..

I know I’ve mentioned it before but I thought I should mention it again to keep everyone in the loop.  Canadian Budget Binder will be going through a facelift… Botox and all.. plump this site up, get it ready for some action. I’m just as excited as the fans are so keep an eye out in the upcoming weeks for this! It will also be our 1 year anniversary at the end of January so I’m looking to gather some neat prizes for the fans. Nothing big as I’m just starting out but just something to say thanks! If you want to add your name to the give-away list, contact me today!!!

I’ve also been collaborating with one of the top sites that I like to check out for finance news and more…. but that’s all I’m going to say. I’m happy to be teaming up with such a friendly bunch of people.

That’s all for now folks… carry on down this post .. you haven’t even gotten to the good stuff…. those search terms! 

-Mr.CBB

Canadian Budget Binder’s Weekly Post Recap

Guest Posts I Wrote:

Top Blog

This is where I will share the top website that sent me the most traffic for the week! The Top Blog To Drive Traffic To Canadian Budget Binder for this week goes to…  Modest Money who is coincidentally holding an amazing contest you might want to check out!! It’s a Cash Giveaway! Good Luck and thanks Jeremy for sharing CBB with your fans!

Weekly Top 2 Honourable Mentions

Top 5 Blog Commenter’s- Imagine that the same as last week!! Gotta love it when the fans take a minute to comment on your hard work. I sure know it makes me feel good when others read my work and have something to say about that is meaningful!

Blogs That Shared Us With Their Fans This Week!

I know many of my fans read this post as they tell me they wait for it each week. To all of my fans please check out these personal finance Bloggers below and follow them. I read their Blogs everyday and I know that you will benefit from them as well.  Come back each week as I will name other Blogs that I think you should follow!

Thanks to all the Bloggers that link up and share my posts and this is why I do my best to share your posts with my Fans via social media, so thanks! -Mr.CBB

(If I miss You..please let me know as I didn’t get the Ping and I will include your post next week as this runs Sat to Sat so if you linked me on Sat it will show up next week)

Carnival Mention

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What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder on the Web

Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them? Any typos below are simply the person who searched who made the error or me ;-)

Top Pick- Can you pee on a dollar store pregnancy test?- Well I’m sure spitting on it won’t work. Read the instructions that always helps.

  • Babies room with five senses- Better than having six I’d imagine… 
  • Mrs. Fresh Twinki-  As opposed to Mrs. Day-old Twinki haha always like my Mrs. to be fresh..
  • Costco Welfare Diet- I did say buying in bulk would save money for those on welfare as they build their pantry.
  • Sexy and Intelligent Guy- Well you’ve come to the right place…  ok, tootin my own horn, hey nothing wrong with a bit of confidence!
  • Mess with My Family Quote- oh oh lol.. someone’s up the crapper
  • I need my ex back- I need a lot of things to but my ex ain’t one of them.
  • Lawn Darts For Babies- Now there’s a genius idea.
  • Bathtub of hummus-  Ya that’s where I want to dip my nachos..
  • Looking for Mr.Santa- Well mate, hate to break it to you, you’ll be waiting a long time, how about you go grab a $7 Starbucks coffee…
  • Ideas to Decorate Pasta Salad- What, like with a bow? lol…

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The Saturday Weekend Review #6 November

Saturday Week In Review Mr.CBB

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review

So the snow touched down in Ontario yesterday and boy and I smiling from ear to ear. I was more than happy that the Christmas lights went up when it was nice and toasty out. Not alot happened on the home front this week besides the usual work and cleaning up the garage. I’ve managed to get everything off the ground (tire racks are great) so we can park both of the vehicles inside for the winter as intended. I could never understand why some people pack their garage floor to ceiling instead of wanting the ease of getting in and out of their vehicle during the winter months. I have no problems sipping on my coffee and waving to neighbours as I drive past as they are giving their wind-shield death with the ice scraper.  Scenario: Mr.CBB opens window, waves, “have a nice day Mrs.Jones” while enjoying his hot beverage, driving away in his toasty vehicle.  Do you park your vehicles in your garage if you have one?

Cineplex Theatre Mag - Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Finally as promised I told you Mrs.CBB and I were going on a “date” to see the final movie in the Twilight Series Breaking Dawn 2 on Monday. Yes I did endure the entire movie and there were plenty of men to ease the pain. I must admit they picked a lovely young actress, Mackenzie Foy to play Renesmee Cullen who fit the role nicely.  OK, it wasn’t so bad since I had seen all the movies with the Mrs. It seemed to be a triumphant ending yet sad time for the fans. A standing ovation and clapping by most really hit home how much this series affected the viewers. Not to mention the bank accounts of all those involved including leading actors Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and the writer Stephenie Meyer.  But it ain’t over until the fat lady sings they say. Meyer would only comment that “there’s a chance I’ll go back to their story” on whether Jacob could father a child with Renesmee. Who wouldn’t if they already knew it would be worth millions. Long live the Vampires! Oh and yes Mrs.CBB picked up the Cineplex Theatre Magazine to read more about Robert’s feeling on the ending of the series. Wiping tears.. **

Financial News Mr.CBB

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

I’ve been all over the place with the blog this week as I’m heading towards a new design as I might have mentioned earlier. I’m not sure when the unveil will happen but asking my Facebook fans about what they would like to see with Canadian Budget Binder has been fun. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask my blog fans and any others who read CBB to share your comments on what you would like to see here. I think a site that is designed with ease of use and enjoyment for the fans and the owner benefits both parties.

We’ve had some great guest posters over the past few weeks and more to come. I’ve also written some guest posts which will be going live soon on other amazing blogs. I enjoy having others share their expertise and experiences with my fans so if you are someone who owns a blog and wants to guest post get in touch with me today.

Canadian Budget Binder’s Weekly Post Recap

  1. Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks November 23,2012 Shop Til You Drop
  2. Killing Your Mortgage In 3 Easy Steps
  3. Reader Question: Homemade or Store Bought Which is Cheaper?
  4. The Grocery Game Challenge Nov 9-15 Black Friday and 35 Days Until Christmas
  5. Book Review: How To Be Ricer,Smart and Better Looking Than Your Parents
  6. Mr.CBB’s Cream Filled Homemade Twinkie Style Cakes

Top Blog

This is where I will share the top website that sent me the most traffic for the week! The Top Blog To Drive Traffic To Canadian Budget Binder for this week goes to…… Christine at Coupon Christine!

Weekly Top 2 Honourable Mentions

  1. Jeremy at Modest Money
  2. Mark at My Own Advisor

Top 5 Blog Commenter’s: 

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Blogs That Shared Us With Their Fans This Week!

(If I miss You..please let me know and I will include your post next week as this runs Sat to Sat so if you linked me on Sat it will show up next week)

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What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder on the Web

Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them? Any typos below are simply the person who searched who made the error or me ;-)

Top Pick- Giant Santa Cupcake- So big that you eat it for days….

  • Wish you could notice me- there I just did, I noticed
  • Best time to go to Value Village- When they are open
  • Knock Off Twinkies- You bet I knocked them off, please..
  • Outings without cash- The backyard
  • How do you make the cream in filled stick donuts?- Is that what they are calling Twinkies these days, filled stick donuts lol

That’s all for this weeks “The Saturday Weekend Review” head on back next week, same time, same place.-Mr. CBB

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