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Freebies We Get From Our Favourite Canadian Grocery Store : The GGC 2018 #1 October 1-7

FREEBIES ARE A GREAT WAY TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR BUDGET, LOWER STRESS LEVELS AND INCREASE SMILES   We took the opportunity this week to explore what freebies we could find at Zehrs one of our favourite grocery stores so we could better understand what we may have been taking for granted or overlooking. Have you ever said, “Oh, I didn’t know you could get that for free?” and then smile. It happens to us all the time and most consumers who find value in freebies that relate to them feel the same way. Everyone has to eat which means making a trip to the grocery store so finding out you can get freebies where you shop is one of the best smiles of our day. Not everyone wants the frills that comes with a mid-priced grocery store because they have zero to no interest in freebies but for those of you who do the perks are out there. Some of the best grocery stores in Canada offer stellar prices but without anything more for the customer where others have higher prices, yet competitive with red carpet appeal. What this means is that you are less-likely to find all of […]

Free Stuff To Do During A Heat Wave To Keep Cool : The Saturday Weekend Review #182

DON’T LET THE EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS GET YOU DOWN THIS SUMMER   Spending time together this summer with your friends and family outdoors especially during a heat wave will include water, water and more water. Whether you are splashing in it or drinking it water seems to be the highlight of the summer all across Canada. The Weather Network (TWN) has forecast dangerous heat warnings for most of Southwestern Ontario as of Monday with the humidex values reaching near 40. Yes, that’s Hot, Hot, Hot. It’s critical that we stay cool in these types of heat waves and to drink plenty of water. If you live in the GTA and have had a sneaking suspicion that this year’s meteorological summer has been hotter than last years, you’d be absolutely right. -TWN What is a heat wave? According to The Weather Network a heat wave is; No official criteria Generally 3+ days over 32 degrees Celsius is accepted Dew point and humidity not taken into account. With many cities applying a water ban for homeowners it’s easy to see that grass is looking lifeless and plants are screaming for rain. I’m sure many of you will agree with me but one […]

Is a Housewarming Party another excuse to get free stuff? : The Saturday Weekend Review #138

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD   I thought getting invited to a housewarming party was an excuse to get together with friends and drink the night away, but you may think differently. What really is a housewarming party all about? A housewarming party traditionally is a way for new homeowners to invite family and friends around after they’ve moved in to tour the new home and party. A housewarming party gift is a must for this type of event although some hosts may say not to bother especially if they already have a full-house of furnishings. If you want the rest of your new neighbours to know that you are moving in with a bang have a housewarming party in your back-yard and show them who the King is, ha. I’m only having a laugh but it happens and we’ve experienced that first-hand 2 weekends ago when our new neighbours moved in. That night we heard loud music, laughter, dogs barking and car doors opening and closing all-night long. I think they shook up the neighbourhood because we don’t normally hear anything. Our street is made up of seniors, older married couples and the odd younger couple with kids. Just recently […]

How I keep my kids entertained for free

Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost a Dime   While I don’t mind paying for an experience with the kids the cost of entertainment can easily escalate taking more money out of your wallet and budget than you may actually be able to afford. How many times have you gone somewhere and after snacks, amusement rides and souvenirs you have spent a lot more money than you anticipated beforehand? No matter the season or the time of year having fun with your kids doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are many things that you can do free of charge to keep your little kids occupied. These explorations will teach children life lessons or help them to expand their creative imagination while having some fun at the same time. While you may not always have a souvenir the memories made and the bonding time between parents and kids will last longer than any souvenir you could buy. While playing soccer, baseball and other sports with your kids is definitely time well spent explore your creative side and see what other ideas you can come up with.   Get Outdoors and Explore   There is so much to […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #27: Garage sailing without money in your pocket

Who said you have to bring money with you when you go to a garage sale. Garage sailing without money in your pocket is just as much fun if not more fun then spending money. Why? Well, you aren’t spending any money, that’s why. I had no intentions of bringing any money with us when we got up this morning to scour our area for ‘stuff’ that people wanted to get rid of for cheap. We didn’t go too far away from where we live but planned our route the day before. Since my wife had her friend come along I was simply the driver, as usual. The garage sale, yard sale, lawn sale whatever you fancy calling it has been a Saturday pastime for us but we don’t go that often these days. The reason is that we don’t need anything. I think if we had kids the need would be much greater because garage sales are littered with items for kids. You simply can’t beat the prices for clothes and toys for kids and the best part is your negotiating power, that is if you use it. This weekend we challenged ourselves to see if we could spend nothing, […]

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