Bulk Barn

October 9

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

Posted by on October 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

With so many options at the grocery store and so many different prices for the same foods, it can get overwhelming. I try to make as much as I can at home so that I am cutting out as many dyes, preservatives and extras from my family’s diet.  Not only is it healthier to make items at home, it is cheaper as well.

There are many things that are so simple and quick to make at home that you would just instinctively buy and you do not have to. Some of the things you can just use leftover scrap to make them.  I have gathered six of those food, condiments, and snack items, that our Moosers can make themselves at home very easily.

1. Fruit Rollups

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

There is a recipe over at Sondie Bruner that will help you make easy fruit rollups.  These homemade ones cut out the processed sugars and dyes and make this sweet snack a healthy treat for your kids.

2. Popsicle

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

My mom used to make her own popsicles and now I do for my own kids.  You can use either fruit puree or fruit juice and just add it to a mold and freeze.  You don’t need a recipe – it is that simple.  A great place to find different kinds is on Pinterest. That is where I found this picture above.

3. Trail Mix

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

Over at Her Campus, they have seven different recipes to make your own trail mix at home.  This is snack item that is far cheaper to make yourself rather than buy at the store.  A great place to stock up on the trail mix items is at Bulk Barn. We often have printable coupons for them on our forum.

4. Salad Dressing

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

This is something that I always make homemade at home.  It doesn’t take that much time at all and it will save you the upwards of $7 a bottle for the store bought brands. A Beautiful Mess has three different recipes featured for salad dressing that are quick and easy to make yourself.

5. Ice Cream

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

There are a ton of different recipes for ice cream on the internet and they range from really easy to very hard to make depending on your cooking skills.  I have found one that requires no cooking, baking, or any skill whatsoever!  The Two Bite Club has a recipe that includes just two ingredients and is very healthy. All you need to do is add frozen bananas and some peanut butter to your food processor and there you have it!

6. Croutons

6 Food Items to Make Instead of Buying to Save Money

This is the easiest to make and there are so many different recipes to do it.  Personally, I just use any spices I have in my cupboard, a little bit of olive oil and bread ends.  It seems like no one in my house likes the end pieces of the loaves of bread so I save them in the freezer.  Once I have a bunch of them, I make a new batch of croutons. There is a nice recipe posted on Lynns Kitchen Adventures that is easy to follow.

We would love for you to share some of your make it yourself recipes for saving money on your grocery budget Moosers!

Photo credit: Nic Taylor

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August 16

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10

(Bumping an old post with the new coupon!) This is a little printable coupon for the lovers of Bulk Barn Canada. You can get a $3 discount on a spend of $10 or more with this coupon – very nice discount.

This Bulk Barn $3 coupon tends to crop up about once a month, and it’s used by a lot of the Bargainmoosers, a very popular coupon on here. If you want to check out the weekly specials, click here, select your province and see if there’s anything special you’d like to combine with the coupon.

Bulk Barn is absolutely super for some things, like cereals, dried foods, candy. I’ve pictured licorice allsorts in the image above, just to get your tastebuds flowing.

Bargainmooser Carlyn had a funny story to share a few months ago:

Just a couple weeks ago I called the Bulk Barn to identify a mysterious white powder my husband had picked up for me. I couldn’t remember anymore what I had asked him to pick up. Baking powder is now identified and labelled! I love shopping at the Bulk Barn.

Well Carlyn, I am glad your “white powder” was something innocuous… !!

My personal recommendation: if you have a lot of items you want to buy, split your orders into $10 sections, and use a few coupons. It says that there is a limit of “one coupon per week” so this method will only work if you either bring a few people with you, and you each use a coupon, or you make a few separate visits to the store. Print it out a couple of times if you want to give that a try because you’ve got up to the 26th of June to make use of it. You’re still within the terms and conditions of the original coupon.

Bargainmooser Cher lives too far away from the Bulk Barn store to receive her flyers in the mail, so she avails of these coupons when we share them on Bargainmoose. Hope you can make use of this one too!

(Expires 28th August 2014)

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July 15

Bulk Barn: Free $5 Gift Card with $15 Purchase

Posted by on July 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Bulk Barn: Free $5 Gift Card with $15 Purchase

Bulk Barn Canada often has coupons for save $3 on $10 but this time is a little bit different.  This time around, they are offering a much better deal.  When you spend just $15 or more, you will receive a $5 gift card to use on any future purchases.

There is no coupon this time around to get this deal and there are no exclusions as to what you can buy to reach the $15 minimum.

Additionally, you will be allowed to get one gift card per customer per visit.  That means, you can head in as many times as you would like and load up on the gift cards.  I suggest you figure out exactly what you would like to get and only spend $15 at a time.  For example, if you have a list that will be about $45 worth of items, divide it into three trips.  That way, instead of getting just one $5 gift card for your purchase, you will end up getting three $5 gift cards with the grand total of $15 free on future purchases.

The $15 minimum is a pretty small one considering the amount of gift cards you can actually rack up with this deal!

I am an avid shopper at Bulk Barn because they have such great deals.  I do all my birthday party shopping there, holiday party shopping, and even my healthy snack grocery shopping there. I can literally get my baking supplies for my kids birthday party, decorations for the cake, a funky themed cake pan or muffin tray and even goodies for the goodie bags.  I also grab a bunch of candy for the standard pin-iota that I always do for the kids.

I also shop there to stock up on healthy snacks for the family.  They offer a huge variety of healthy nuts, seeds, dried fruit, quinoa, grains, and a lot of other items to make some very healthy meals and snacks for my family.

Don’t forget to check out this week;s specials before you head in.  You will get more for your money shopping the deals making a free gift card even sweeter.  Each province or city may have different specials so just pick your location to see all the great deals.

(Expiry: 17th July 2014)

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May 26

Bulk Barn Canada Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Posted by on May 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Bulk Barn Canada Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Time to stock up on some things for your pantry with a great printable coupon.  Save $3 on all in-store purchases of $10 or more with this awesome printable coupon.

As always, there is a limit of one coupon to be used per week. Also like always, I suggest splitting up your orders.  Instead of heading in one day and grabbing a bunch of things, I say just buy the minimum of $10 to save the $3 off.  Then the next time you head in, grab whatever else you need and save another $3 on $10 or more. This way you end up saving $6 total on $20 or more instead of $3 total on the same $20 or more.

There are so many things you can get at Bulk Barn.  You can get pasta, baking supplies, chocolate, candy, party supplies and more. This coupon will save you on all of their weekly special deals as well, as long as the total is $10 or more at the checkout.

If you are planning a birthday party this summer, you will want to check out some of the deals on party items.  From now until June 12th, you can save 25% on all pinatas and wrapped candy to put inside the pinata.

You will find this and all of other Bulk Barn coupons up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 5th June 2014)

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May 11

Bulk Barn Canada: Free $5 Gift Card When You Spend $15 (May 13-15)

Posted by on May 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Bulk Barn Canada: Free $5 Gift Card When You Spend $15 (May 13 15)

This week, your local Bulk Barn stores will be having a great deal happening that you are going to want to take advantage of.  When you spend $15 or more on almost anything, you will get a free $5 gift card for future purchases.

This in store deal will be available for three days only.  If you head in at anytime from Tuesday May 13th until Thursday May 15th, you can get your free gift card when you spend $15 or more.

There is a limit of one gift card per customer per visit, and the $15 minimum purchase does not include taxes and excludes gift cards. Basically, you can get the deal when you buy anything except for gift cards. If you have a lot to get, I suggest you split up your order into increments and head in each day to get up to three gift cards total.

In just a couple of weeks, it is the first huge camping weekend of the year in Canada.  This coming May long weekend, a ton of people will be going camping (myself included) and Bulk Barn is a great place to stock up on some camping food supplies.  You can get everything you need for smores including marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. They have candy, bits and bites, chips and much more.

(Expiry: 15th May 2104)

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April 27

Bulk Barn Canada Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Posted by on April 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Bulk Barn Canada Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

A very popular printable coupon is back for Bulk Barn that will save you on your entire purchase.  Save $3 on all in-store purchases of $10 or more with this awesome printable coupon.

We have posted the $3 off $10 or more coupon from Bulk Barn many times before because it is such a great deal.  You can use it one time per week and it is valid for two weeks. I suggest making small purchases of $10 or more so that you get the most from this deal.  For example, if you head in and buy $10 worth of items three different times, you will save a total of $6 on your order of $20.  If you were to make that same purchase all at once, you would just save $3 on your order of $20. I will say, even though you are able to use it one time a week, I am not sure how they actually keep track of that.

Bulk Barn offers a variety of food items and baking supplies.  They have baking items in bulk such as flour and sugar, they have candy, cookies, pasta, juice crystals and even party supplies such as fun baking pans and party bags.

If you have a birthday party coming up, a shower or even a get together in the near future, this is the perfect time to stock up on some party supplies. Not only will you get everything all at one store, you will get it at a fraction of the regular price because it is in bulk, and you have this printable coupon to boot!

You will find this and all of the Bulk Barn coupons up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 8th May 2014)

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April 15

Bulk Barn Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Bulk Barn Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Just in time for Easter this weekend, one of my favourite coupons is back at Bulk Barn again. Save $3 on all in-store purchases of $10 or more with this awesome printable coupon.

There is still plenty of time this week to grab those last minute Easter goodies and baking items you may be needing for this weekend. The last time I was there they had an entire bin of Cadbury mini eggs (which happen to be my husband’s favourite) so I think I will be heading back in to grab some of those. They actually have a bunch of Easter treats in stock right now.

Checkout these popular Easter treats:

  • Pure Chocolate Petite Eggs
  • Jelly Bean Eggs
  •  Gummi Bunnies
  •  Mini Malted Robin Eggs
  •  Jube Bunnies
  •  Pure Milk Chocolate Eggs
  •  Easter Candy Corn
  •  Guittard Pastel Easter Mints

I love buying these types of goodies in bulk because we do Easter egg hunts and fill each egg with a gummie or chocolate.  The kids love it!  I also like to have little bowls of Easter treats around the house for Easter weekend when we have friends and family over.

You will find this and all of the Bulk Barn coupons up on on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 17th April 2014)

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March 14

BulkBarn Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

BulkBarn Coupon: Printable $3 Off $10+

One of my favourite coupons is back at Bulk Barn again. Save $3 on all in-store purchases of $10 or more with this awesome printable coupon.

Usually, the fine print says one coupon can be used per week but this time around it doesn’t say that. I could never figure out how they knew whether you shopped once or twice or more per week anyways to be honest.  The best way to get the most from your money is to split up your orders into $10 each for each shopping trip.  This way you end up saving $6 off $20 instead of saving just $3 on $20 in one trip.

With Easter less than a month away, this is the perfect time to start your shopping.  They have a ton of Easter items already so you can start to grab some supplies for decorating and Easter baskets now.

You will find this and all of the Bulk Barn coupons up on on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 27th March 2014)

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February 23

Bulk Barn Coupon: Printable $3 off $10

Posted by on February 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Bulk Barn Coupon: Printable $3 off $10

My absolute favourite printable coupon is back and this time is is valid for two weeks.  Save $3 on purchases of $10 or more with this printable Bulk Barn coupon all the way until March 6th 2014.

The reason this is my favourite coupon is because not only do I like shopping for bulk items, but I can save a lot more than just $3 when used properly.

Bulk items are great to shop because on the whole, they tend to be priced a lot better than buying items already pre-packaged.

This coupon will allow each person to use it once per week with the potential of savings of $6 total.  If I want to get a bunch of items, I print off the coupon for myself and my husband so we can each use it two times.  I split the list into four with each list at just over $10.  By doing this, we end up saving $12 on $40 instead of just $3 on $40.

There are all sorts of items you can purchase too.  You can grab pasta, baking supplies, candy, snacks, juice, chips, nuts, and ever decorating items and cake pans.  I grab all birthday party supplies there for my baking and grab bags because it is so much more cost efficient.

(Expiry: 6th March 2014)

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January 25

Bulk Barn Canada Printable Coupon: Get $3 Off When You Spend $10

Posted by on January 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Bulk Barn Canada Printable Coupon: Get $3 Off When You Spend $10

Stock up on sugar and spice and everything nice with this printable coupon from Bulk Barn!

Yeah, I said sugar and spice, but really it’s the candy store. When we drive by a Bulk Barn, my son yells out “Can we get candy at the candy store!?” Yep. The good ol’ BB Candy Store. I think it’s the candy store for a lot of people of my generation. Maybe it’s not just my generation, but when I see people who are a bit older, it seems they are always buying tea bags, bird seed or flour. Never anything fun. That’s interesting, actually. How old are you and what do you buy at the bulk barn? Let me know in the comments below!

The BB Candy store is so much a candy store that I was listening to someone preach at my church once and he mentioned how, to his kids, it’s the BB Candy store and his son (who is a few years younger than me) stood up, fished a huge bag of candy (Mini Eggs, I think) out of his jacket and hurled it up on the platform. Priceless. As awesome as that was, it would have been better if he had mentioned it being a place to buy spices and some baby boomer stood up and tossed a bag of flour on to the platform.

Regardless of what you are doing, this is a great coupon. Buy $10 worth of stuff (not hard to do) and get $3 off: instant 30% off. Of course, if you buy $50 worth of stuff, the $3 off isn’t as good a deal, but still, $3 off is $3 off! It’s a printable coupon, but you might be able to get by with showing it on your phone. Don’t count on it though.

BargainMoose has all the Bulk Barn Coupons around so click! Cliiiiick. Click.

(Expires: 6th February 2014)

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December 11

Weekly Printable Coupons: Toys R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, Children’s Place & More

Posted by on December 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Weekly Printable Coupons: Toys R Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, Childrens Place & More

If you are like me and need to head into the mall this week to continue some more Christmas shopping, then you will want some coupons to bring with you.  Before I head out shopping for anything, I always check the forum fro which printable coupons will save me money on my purchases.  There are some great new coupons this week to save you on everything from clothing and household goods to groceries.

Here is a look at some printables you will find:

This is just a few of the many printable coupon we have posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  We add new ones daily so make sure to check back often.

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December 4

Weekly Printable Coupons: Free Gift, 30% off, $20 off, Bonus Points & More

Posted by on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Weekly Printable Coupons: Free Gift, 30% off, $20 off, Bonus Points & More

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both over and now we have a lot of printable coupons coming out for Christmas.  There are some great new printable coupons just added to the Bargainmoose coupon forum that will save you on your in store purchases.

Here is a look at some of the new printables you will find this week:

These are just a few of the great printable coupons we will have posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. make sure to check back often for more.

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December 1

Bulk Barn Coupon: Save $3 on $10+ (printable)

Posted by on December 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Bulk Barn Coupon: Save $3 on $10+ (printable)

One of my favourite coupons is back at Bulk Barn again. Save $3 on all in store purchases of $10 or more with this awesome printable coupon.

Just like all of their printable coupons, you can use it one time per person per week.  It is on for two weeks, so you will be able to head in and save $6 total with this one printable coupon.

Not only is Bulk barn the perfect place to get all of your holiday treats and baking supplies, but is is the perfect place to grab delicious stocking stuffers.

I love the variety they offer for baking supplies.  I like to make treats suck as cookies, fudge and sometimes even candy at Christmas time for friends and family.  I know I can always get fresh baking ingredients there. They even have cake pop molds and decorating supplies for the avid baker.

You will find all of the Bulk Barn coupons up on on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Image credit to We’ll all be…)

(Expiry: 12th December 2013)

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November 6

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup

Posted by on November 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup

Printable coupons are a great way to save money for holiday planning, whether it be on clothes, food or gifts.  Each week, we round up a group of some of the newer coupons you can print off and take shopping with you.

Here is a look at some of the printable coupons you will find this week:

As always, these are just a few of the printable coupons you will find posted on the forum. All printable coupons can be found on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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November 2

Bulk Barn Canada Printable Coupon: $3 Off Purchases Of $10+

Posted by on November 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Bulk Barn Canada Printable Coupon: $3 Off Purchases Of $10+

Bulk Barn has their awesome printable coupon back on right now.  Save $3 on purchases of $10 or more in stores for a limited time only.

I am excited about this coupon because my son’s birthday is in less than two weeks and I want to grab some supplies.  Bulk Barn is practically a one stop shop for birthdays because I can get all of my baking needs, goody bag needs and some decorating needs all in one place.

Just like all of their printable coupons, you can use it one time per person per week.  It is on for two weeks, so you will be able to head in and save $6 total with this one printable coupon.

You will find all of the Bulk Barn coupons up on on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 14th November 2013)

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