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March 23

Toronto Freebie: 6 Free Bagels On Customer Appreciation Day March 24th @ What A Bagel

Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Toronto Freebie: 6 Free Bagels On Customer Appreciation Day March 24th @ What A Bagel

Did someone say free bagels? Those in Toronto can grab six free bagels on Customer Appreciation Day with no purchase necessary @ What A Bagel. This bagel shop has ten different locations across the GTA.

I have never tried a bagel from What A Bagel but  I would like to think I am a worthy judge of a good bagel. We are currently lucky enough to have our own fresh bagel shop near our home in Montreal and they know my daughter by name. Half a bagel with cheese and some fruit is her breakfast for most of the week.

If you live in Toronto, you can have your own free and delicious bagels on March 24, 2015. This offer does not specify what flavor of yummy bagels you will receive. What makes this deal sweet is no purchase is necessary to receive your free bagels. I managed to find a list of available flavours on the brunch menu. They include:

  • Poppy
  • Sesame
  • Plain
  • Multigrain
  • Whole Wheat
  • Pumpernickel
  • Flax Seed
  • Cinnamon Raisin

All of these flavours on the brunch menu are $.99 cents per bagel. Perhaps you will be able to pick your favourite flavour to try.

I noticed another great deal on this page. If you head in to a What A Bagel on your birthday, you can buy six bagels and get six free. While not quite as awesome as the free deal, if you like the bagels it may be worth heading back. You must show your photo ID to claim the birthday deal.

While you are there, you could pick yourself up one of their other delicious treats. The bakery also carries Chocolate Buffalo and Poppyseed Danishes that both sound delicious. Also available in the bakery are rugelach in flavours such as chocolate, raspberry, raisin, and apricot. Fresh bread including challah and other treats are all also baked fresh daily.

So set your clock, put a reminder on your calendar, or make yourself a Facebook event. Whatever method you choose, head over to What a Bagel on customer appreciation day early if you can. Bakeries open early and it looks like most of the locations open between 6am and 7am. Freebie days for any store tend to be busy. The earlier you can get your bagels the better.

Image Credit: Dale Calder

(Expiry: 24th March 2015)

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March 20

Taco Bell Canada Freebie: Free Loaded Griller With Combo Purchase

Posted by on March 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Taco Bell Canada Freebie: Free Loaded Griller With Combo Purchase

Oh my goodness, is your mouth watering already? Mine definitely is! Until nearly the end of April, you can print this Taco Bell coupon to get a loaded griller for absolutely free with purchase of any combo worth over $5.99

Taco Bell has both a good and bad rep… good because it’s so delicious in your mouth but then bad because of what happens after that for some people. The image above is a good example of what I mean.

Don’t let the meme above deter you from getting this Taco Bell freebie though as free food is never worth passing up, especially since you can choose between the following four varieties of loaded grillers:

  • 5 layer dip loaded griller
  • Beefy nacho loaded griller
  • Chili cheese fries loaded griller
  • Chipotle chicken loaded griller

I have to admit that I haven’t tried any of those but if I was faced with an inquiring cashier waiting for my answer on which one I want, I would most likely go with the 5 layer dip as I love all thing saucy or perhaps the chipotle chicken one as it sounds somewhat healthy… hehe.

The chili cheese fries is definitely an interesting combination as well as it has actual fries inside, along with chili and nacho cheese sauce… sounds perplexing and yet oh so good!

Do keep in mind that you need to buy a combo priced at $5.99 or more to get this freebie but since loaded grillers are considered to be appetizers, then you will basically be getting a complete meal for less than usual. A combo consists of either a taco, burrito or other specialty food item that is then pair with fries and a regular 20oz fountain drink.

Not sure that you could eat this entire meal or want to avoid the calories? Then you could always give the loaded griller to a friend and then share both the fries and the drink. You could perhaps get the chicken quesadilla as your mail meal as it has four slices that can easily be shared between two people.

For more Taco Bell printable coupons, be sure to keep an eye on the Bargainmoose forum.

(Image Credit: Memes.com)

(Expiry: 26th April 2015)

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March 14

B1G1 Breakfast Sandwiches or Wraps @ Starbucks Canada This Weekend Only! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

B1G1 Breakfast Sandwiches or Wraps @ Starbucks Canada This Weekend Only! (EXPIRED)

Did you know that Starbucks has breakfast sandwiches? I didn’t! This weekend only, Starbucks is offering a BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal on all breakfast sandwiches or wraps.

As usual, the freebie will only be applied to the product that is of equal or lesser value. This means that if your second sandwich or wrap is more expensive, then you will nonetheless need to pay for the more expensive one out of the two.

You can only get this offer in-stores and this offer should be available country-wide. If it’s not, then you can always show them this coupon as proof:

B1G1 Breakfast Sandwiches or Wraps @ Starbucks Canada This Weekend Only! (EXPIRED)

I had no idea that Starbucks even offers breakfast sandwiches! As it turns out, they have all of the following ones to choose from:

  • Egg & cheddar
  • Roasted ham & swiss
  • Vegetable & Fontiago
  • Bacon & gouda
  • Rustic bacon
  • Sausage & cheddar
  • Reduced-fat bacon-style turkey sandwich
  • Spinach, feta & egg white breakfast wrap

I don’t even know which one I would choose as they all sound so mouth-wateringly good! If the closest one to me hadn’t closed down due to Target’s liquidations, then I might have ran out to get two sandwiches tomorrow morning! I would probably go for the sausage and cheddar one though, but the wrap looks absolutely scrumptious as well, especially since egg whites for breakfast are particularly recommended over full eggs with the yolk. Which sandwich would you get?

Now typically, breakfast sandwiches are produced in the morning and the stock isn’t replenished throughout the day. So once it’s sold out for the day, that’s it. So you could try to take advantage of this offer today but you might have much better luck tomorrow, on Sunday. Be sure to let us know if you do get this offer!

Don’t forget, that this Monday, you can also get a “buy one, get one free” deal on all teas at Starbucks as part of their Happy Mondays promotion. Until the end of the month, there is a different deal to be had every Monday.

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

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March 9

Starbucks Happy Mondays Promotion: 30% Discount, Free Pastry, 50% Off Frappuccino & BOGO Tea!

Posted by on March 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Starbucks Happy Mondays Promotion: 30% Discount, Free Pastry, 50% Off Frappuccino & BOGO Tea!

Mondays don’t have to be depressing, especially not when you can you take advantage of a wonderful Starbucks promotion! Keep reading to find out exactly how you can save every Monday from 2-5pm at Starbucks until the end of the month.

Every Monday for the rest of the month of March, you can take advantage of a different promotion. The only catch is that you must be a member of My Starbucks Rewards but luckily, membership is absolutely free. Plus, by joining, you will be enrolled to receive free drink and food rewards as the more Starbucks products you buy, the more stars you receive, which you can then redeem for more rewards.

On March 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, you can take advantage of the following promos:

Starbucks Happy Mondays Promotion: 30% Discount, Free Pastry, 50% Off Frappuccino & BOGO Tea!

Don’t forget that you can only take advantage of these Monday promotions for 2-5pm. I suggest you save the picture to your phone or desktop as a quick reference.

If you’re an avid tea drinker but only have coffee-drinking friends, then you could try a little trick that may or may not work. Order a cup of tea for yourself as you  normally would and ask the baristas to keep the second teabag on the side. Then just take the teabag home and enjoy a free tea later that day! This has more potential for working if you tell them that your “friend” doesn’t like her/his tea very strong. Hehe!

Personally, I’m the most excited for the free pastry offer. I have been on a weight loss journey but nothing beats the taste of one of Starbucks’ muffins on a cold Monday morning while sipping a delicious cup of Caramel Macchiato.

Of course, the Frappucino 50% offer is also a great one, especially since it’s scheduled for the last Monday of the month, which means that there is a chance that it won’t be as cold anymore — woohoo, something to look forward to!

Happy Monday!

(Image Credit: QuickMeme.com)

(Expiry: 30th March 2015)

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March 6

Want a Free Fresh Baked Cookie or Brownie? Download the 7-Eleven App Today! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Want a Free Fresh Baked Cookie or Brownie? Download the 7 Eleven App Today! (EXPIRED)

I’m in heaven. Today’s Free Day Friday offer from 7-Eleven Canada proves it. If you do not have the 7-Eleven app, download it now so you don’t miss out. Every Friday a new freebie offer is released. You can download the 7-Eleven app on your mobile device and receive a free Fresh Baked Cookie or Brownie today only.

The 7-Eleven app is available through the App Store and Google Play on both Apple devices and Android devices. The app literally takes a few seconds to download, and it is completely worth it. Once you have the app downloaded, you can sign up using your email address to receive all of the hottest new offers from 7-Eleven Canada stores near you.

Today’s Free Day Friday offer has to be the best one yet. Where else can you get a free cookie or brownie? I was actually craving brownies last night, 7-Eleven must have read my mind.  This offer is only available today, or while supplies last. I usually find that my local 7-Eleven store does not run out of the Free Day Friday offers, but in busier locations you might be left disappointed.

There are other offers available right now on the 7-Eleven app. These offers include:

  • Buy 1 Large Hot Beverage, Get 1 Free
  • Buy 1 Halls Singles, Get 1 Free Kleenex Slim or Pocket Pack
  • Buy 3 Wings, Get 3 Free

The available offers may differ depending on your location. It is quite easy to see if your local 7-Eleven Canada store is participating as well. When you click the offer you desire, a list of your local participating 7-Eleven stores will come up. You can actually click your desired location and the app will even give you directions on how to get there. It doesn’t get much easier than that. The more offers you scan and redeem, the more offers you will get.

I hope you enjoy your free cookie or brownie today!

(Expiry: 6th March 2015)

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March 2

President’s Choice Canada: 1000 Bonus Points With Canned Vegetables or Beans Purchase (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Presidents Choice Canada: 1000 Bonus Points With Canned Vegetables or Beans Purchase (EXPIRED)

Moosers, you’re definitely going to go bananas for this offer. Now until March 4th, you can claim a President’s Choice offer to get 1000 bonus points with purchase of PC Blue Menu canned beans or vegetables.

To get your bonus points with purchase, you must first claim the offer by clicking on the link above, then proceeding to “sign in to load this offer”. If you head straight to your local store in the hopes of getting this offer without claiming it beforehand, then the points won’t be applied, sadly. I had a look at the PC Plus app on my app and the bonus 1000 points offer can’t be had there either.

According to the fine print, this President’s Choice offer also doesn’t apply per unit if you buy a pack of cans, in which case you will only get the bonus points once. So make sure to get individual cans. It’s not clear whether you could, for instance, buy 10 individual cans of kidney beans and get 10,000 bonus points, but that’s something you could check and try in-stores.

Keep in mind that this is a one-time use offer and once you have checked out with one or a couple of cans, then you won’t be able to get this offer again.

Another ambiguous point regarding this offer is that it’s set to expire on March 4th but President’s Choice doesn’t specify whether you will still be able to redeem the bonus offer if you claim it before this date. So just to be on the safe side, I suggest you do your shopping before the end of the day on Wednesday because you certainly wouldn’t want to miss out on these points.

For those of you who aren’t subscribed to the PC Plus program, it’s definitely worth signing up. On top of being free, the weekly offers are super easy to attain and most of the time, are items that you would undoubtedly buy anyways. My only advice is that you don’t go out of your way to acquire points on products that you would likely never eat.

Orange you glad you found out about this offer? Okay… I’m done copying the PC Plus app’s jokes. Presidents Choice Canada: 1000 Bonus Points With Canned Vegetables or Beans Purchase (EXPIRED)

(Expiry: 4th March 2015)

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February 22

Free Hash Brown With Purchase Starting Feb. 23 @ Tim Hortons – 1 Week Only

Posted by on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Free Hash Brown With Purchase Starting Feb. 23 @ Tim Hortons   1 Week Only

Are you salivating already? I am! Starting on Monday, February 23rd and for just one week, Tim Hortons is giving away one free hash brown with purchase of any breakfast sandwich and beverage.

I’m surprised that this freebie is even offered in conjunction of the Roll Up The Rim promotion but it’s very possible that Tim Hortons is only offering this free hash brown because McDonald’s will also be offering a free small coffee for one week only but does it matter? Do you really need an excuse to swing by Tim Hortons, especially for a chance to roll up? I sure don’t!

According to Tim Hortons’ promo, this freebie is only available at participating restaurant and only during regular breakfast hours. In general, breakfast hours end at noon but if you plan on heading there any later to try and take advantage of this freebie, then it may be a good idea to call ahead just to double check when their breakfast times end or to check that you will indeed get this freebie, which you more than likely will!

How do you like your hash brown, Moosers: crispy or golden? To me, this seems like a trick question on Tim Hortons’ behalf as the hash brown I get is always both! Free Hash Brown With Purchase Starting Feb. 23 @ Tim Hortons   1 Week Only

As I already mentioned, this freebie is only available with what would have otherwise been the breakfast combo: a breakfast sandwich and a beverage.

You only have one week to take advantage of this freebie, so make sure not to miss it. It’s unclear whether you can get a free hash brown for every combo that you purchase (for example, if you go on an office coffee run for everyone) but my assumption is that you definitely should. Speaking of which, did you know that you can you can start a TimmyRun with the help of Tim Hortons’ app? Very helpful indeed. Free Hash Brown With Purchase Starting Feb. 23 @ Tim Hortons   1 Week Only

(Expiry: 1st March 2015)

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February 21

Save Money by Preventing Food Spoilage

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Save Money by Preventing Food Spoilage

According to the blog Ready for Zero, the average American wastes about 40% of their grocery budget on food waste.  I have a feeling that Canadians aren’t far off.  I try to avoid food waste but inevitably I have to throw away food because it has spoiled in my fridge, especially for vegetables that I don’t usually use on a regular basis or for meats that I keep in the freezer and they end up getting freezer burn or just smell “off’.

The American numbers are sobering, the NRDC (National Resources Defence Council) estimates that if we reduce a mere 15% of our food waste, we could feed 25 million people.

So to prevent throwing away 40% of your grocery budget through food spoilage, here are some ways in which you can save money on your grocery budget by preventing food spoilage.

Separate your Fruits

Contrary to the aesthetic appeal of how elegant a fruit bowl looks, you might want to think about separating your fruits.  When fruits are clustered together, they release ethyelene gas which speeds up ripening your fruits.  This includes separating your banana bunch into individual bananas because there is ethylene gas released in the banana stem.  Here’s a video as proof if you’re interested.

Resuscitate your Vegetables

Ready for Zero also says that if you soak your limp lettuce, celery, or broccoli in a cold water bath for 15 minutes, it gets rid of the limpness and helps resuscitate it.  Of course you should use it immediately after the cold water bath to avoid further food spoilage.

Keep It in the Bag

Certain fruits and vegetables are better left off in the bag.  Carrots, peppers, and apples are best kept in the bag that it came in from the supermarket as it will last longer.  Plastic wrapped cucumbers (you know, those long English cucumbers) last three times longer when kept in the plastic wrap, according to Love Food Hate Waste.

Know Your Fridge

Labelling your freezer items would help and furthermore, if you know your fridge inside and out like the back of your hand, you’ll be less likely to waste food.  Sometimes in the recesses of my refrigerator I see something that I forgot I had in there and get excited because I caught it in time before it went bad and can use it.

One way to “know your fridge” is to ensure you keep things that you opened (e.g., a package of deli meat for lunch) in the front and perhaps scope out your fridge on a weekly basis just to make sure you’re optimizing whatever is in there.

Look Up your Fruit or Vegetable

Whole Foods Market has a great list of all the fruits and vegetables that you can think of (including mangoes and grapefruits and gooseberries) and details how to select the fruit, how to store the fruit, and how to best use the fruit.  The food guide also says how long you can keep the fruit in the fridge (or even if you can keep it in the freezer) before it goes bad.  A little research goes a long way in preserving your fruit of vegetable that you bring home, especially if it’s from a more upscale grocer like Whole Foods!

Also, if you like charts and want something handy that you can hang in front of your fridge (you know, put those fridge magnets to good use), this great visual chart by Lifehacker shows you how long fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat lasts if you leave it on the counter/pantry, or if you leave it in the fridge, or if you freeze it.  For example, I knew I could freeze bread (it’s fantastic, life changer for me) but I did not know that bread would last happily in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any tips to reduce food waste and prevent food spoilage and save money at the same time?

Photo Credit: Nic Taylor

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February 8

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

As winter waxes on I want less to do with my kitchen. I feel busy all the time, so long complicated meals are not cutting it. I am often ready to give in and order take-out or grab something through a drive through. I have found I can avoid the temptation to go out for food by having a well-stocked freezer. I try to make my own pre-made meal items that I can easily grab and go. Bargainmooser Anna has mentioned she is trying to avoid take away food as a New Year’s Resolution in her Pizza Hut Deal post, are you?  Here are five foods you can freeze ahead cheaper instead of dining out.

Meatballs

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

Meatballs are one of my favourite freeze-ahead items, as they are easy and quick. Throw meatballs in your sauce of choice to put over top of spaghetti. Throw a few in tomato sauce for quick meatball subs. Toss meatballs in an Asian Sauce or BBQ sauce for a sweet twist. I usually keep homemade meatballs in my freezer as they cook up on the stovetop in sauce in about 15-20 minutes. I personally aim to buy extra lean pork or lean beef when it is less than $4 per pound to stock up my freezer. I also will grate carrots or zucchini into my mix to both extend the meat and to sneak in a few more veggies into our meal. I can usually get 2 dinners and a lunch or two out of a pound of meat made into meatballs for our family of 3. Compare that to a spaghetti and meatball dinner for one that starts at about $10-$15, plus tip. Check out this step-by-step directions of how to freeze homemade meatballs from Generation Y Foodie.

Smoothies

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

I love smoothies for a nice healthy breakfast or treat. The idea of all that prep work for the different ingredients first thing in the morning is not as appealing. Traveling to a smoothie shop or even McDonalds, I will easily spend $4-$5 and up per drink. Make your own smoothie packs instead by pre-bagging individual portions that you can dump in your blender and your waistline will thank you.  I Should Be Mopping The Floor has a great post that includes how to incorporate Greek yogurt into your packs with no need for ice cubes. Dump, blend and enjoy for the same convenience of the drive-thru.

Pizza

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

Pizza is my nemesis when I am trying to avoid eating takeout. My husband and I usually have a backup frozen pizza in the freezer. The problem is takeout almost always tastes better. Check out this step-by-step recipe from the kitchn on how to make your own homemade frozen pizza. These pizzas will taste better than store bought pizza or even takeout and are much cheaper than the $10-$30 you will spend on takeout pizza. If you have a bread machine or a dough hook on your mixer, you can save even more by making the dough from scratch.  Have no time to prep homemade dough? Try making pizzas on naan bread from the grocery for a delicious and cheap alternative.

Pancakes

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

Pancakes are a super simple warm breakfast that can be made as healthy as you prefer. Going out to a restaurant you will easily pay $8-10 for a plate of pancakes. Make a batch at home for much cheaper and the whole batch will cost less than one pancake brunch out. Pop frozen pancakes in the toaster oven and pair with some fruit for a quick, yummy and cheap breakfast. Check out this post from Frugality Gal as she takes you step-by-step on how to freeze pancakes. Follow her advice and you can pull them out one at a time as you need them throughout the week.

Soup

5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead of Time That Are Cheaper Than Dining Out

Make a batch of soup (or use leftovers from dinner) and freeze it in individual muffin tins. Pop the soup rounds out of the pan by running warm water on the back. Store in freezer bags or storage containers. You now have perfectly individually portioned soup for lunches or dinners. Canned soup runs easily $2.50 or more per can. Use this quick convenience soup from your freezer instead and skip the can for a delicious and cheap lunch. Check out this post from Organize Yourself Skinny where she freezes her homemade healthy chicken and rice soup in muffin tins. Pair with a sandwich and you have a quick lunch or dinner for much less then the $10-$15 you would spend eating the same meal out. I particularly like freezing chilli this way, as one portion of chilli is the perfect amount for over a baked potato.

Bargainmoosers what is your favourite food to freeze ahead?

(Image Credit: lamoix)

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February 4

Davids Tea: 40% off Tea & Free Tea with $75 Purchase ($15 Value)

Posted by on February 4, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Davids Tea: 40% off Tea & Free Tea with $75 Purchase ($15 Value)

Enjoy 40% off select loose tea and tea sachets at Davids Tea right now. Also, when you spend $75 or more (before discount), you will receive a free tin of Cocomint Cream Tea worth $15.

While I love loose-leaf tea, it is rather inconvenient for travel or mornings where I am in a rush. Introducing tea sachets – or rather tins full of tea sachets ready for you to grab and go. An appropriate portion of tea is encased in each sachet for optimal tea brewing. Grab one, stick it in your hot water, and you are ready to go! There are four tea sachet tins on sale right now. All tea sachet tins originally cost $9.50, and are now on sale for $5.70.

Each tin has a different quantity of tea sachets in it. The Snickerdoodle provides the best value per sachet with 20 sachets. At only $5.70 for the sachet tin, you are paying just $0.28 (28 cents) per tea if you buy the Snickerdoodle. That price per tea bag assumes the tin is free.

For the loose-leaf fans, there are plenty of teas to choose from. The sale loose-leaf teas are sold in bulk: 250 g a package. Chai on Life is a nice warm white tea with all the traditional spices of a chai. 250 g retails for $52.50, but after discount, you will only pay $31.50.

Out of the loose leaf teas on sale, my favourite is Sleigh Ride. It is a yummy holiday themed tea with apple, hibiscus, pineapple, cinnamon, and my favourite ingredient – popcorn. Originally $37.50 for 250 g, the tea comes down to $22.50 after the discount is applied in your cart.

Now, the beauty of this deal is your cart must total $75 before discount. See my cart below:

Davids Tea: 40% off Tea & Free Tea with $75 Purchase ($15 Value)

As you can see, the free Cocomint Cream 100g bag and free tin (worth $15) are automatically added to my cart because my before discount total is $75. After discount, I am only paying $45.30 for a huge amount of tea with $15 worth for free. This is an extraordinary offer from Davids Tea and I really hope you take advantage of it. I just wished I actually liked Cocomint Cream tea – I might just have to give that away to a friend or family member.

Receive free shipping on all orders of $50 or more.

(Expiry: 5th February 2015)

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January 30

Swiss Chalet Canada: Order The Big Game Bundle For Only $55

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Swiss Chalet Canada: Order The Big Game Bundle For Only $55

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and I am sure the last thing you want to do is take time away from the big game to cook a meal. Swiss Chalet is here to help. Right now Swiss Chalet Canada has their Big Game Bundle for $54.99. This offer is valid until midnight on Sunday so be sure to enjoy it now.

You can choose between take out or delivery for this Big Game Bundle, but if you’re occupied during the big football game then I am sure you will opt for delivery. It looks like spending $55 will get you a great portion of food for you and your family. This weekend you can honestly say, “the more the merrier”. Here are the items included in the Swiss Chalet Canada Big Game Bundle for just $54.99:

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 4 sides (your choice)
  • 1 Chalet Dipping Sauze
  • 4 dinner rolls
  • 4 cans of pop (your choice)
  • 2 appetizers (your choice)
  • 1 pound of wings

I love that you can ultimately customize this offer to your family’s tastes. When it comes to the side dishes, you can select four sides. Choose from fries, side salads, rice, or mashed potatoes. I love their poutine but unfortunately you will have to pay extra if you choose poutine or sweet potato fries from Swiss Chalet.

You can also select two appetizers for your Big Game Bundle. There are so many appetizers to choose from. I personally love their Chicken Spring Rolls – I order them every time I go to Swiss Chalet. Some of the other options include soup, salad, garlic bread, perogies and more. Unfortunately alcohol is not included, so tell your friends to bring their own beer.

Normally I would have ordered the Family Pak from Swiss Chalet. It comes with a rotisserie chicken, 4 rolls and 4 single sides as well as chalet sauce. This Swiss Chalet menu item would cost you $25 but is lacking quite a few of the items that the Big Game Bundle contains. Either way, I personally think Swiss Chalet is quite delicious.

There are some fine print details to this offer. Try to keep in mind that additional delivery fees may be applied. You can choose from any appetizer that does not exceed $6.99. You also can’t use any other promotion or coupon with this offer.

(Expiry: 1st February 2015)

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January 25

Take $5 Off $15, $10 Off $30 & $15 off $45 With This Coupon @ East Side Mario’s Canada

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 10:08 PM

Take $5 Off $15, $10 Off $30 & $15 off $45 With This Coupon @ East Side Marios Canada

Perhaps you are planning on dining at a restaurant with your family or friends this week. If so, you will want to take a look at this new offer from East Side Mario’s restaurant Canada. For a limited time with this printable coupon, you can take up to $15 off your meal. Save $5 when you spend $15, save $10 when you spend $30 and save $15 when you spend $45. This coupon is valid until the 1st of February 2015.

Print this coupon and go into your local East Side Mario’s restaurant (excluding Newfoundland for some reason) to enjoy your savings. This coupon can only be redeemed between Sunday and Thursday unfortunately, but to be honest I prefer not to hit local restaurants on a Friday or Saturday. Sunday to Thursday you won’t have to wait so long for your meal because the restaurant will not be too busy.

Here are how these East Side Mario’s coupon savings work:

  • save $5 on your bill when you spend $15
  • save $10 on your bill when you spend $30
  • save $15 on your bill when you spend $45

At East Side Mario’s, I find it easy to spend $45. There appetizers and entrees all appeal to my taste buds. Of course, everyone has their own opinion. If you love pasta dishes, I would suggest trying their Spaghettini & Meatballs for just $12.99. This pasta is served in a delicious Napolitana sauce. You will also get some of East Side Mario’s famous meatballs and shredded Parmesan cheese. If you know exactly how you like your pasta dish, then build your own pasta for just $12.99 as well.

There are lots of affordable options for your entire family.Kids can even eat for as little as $5 each. There are quite a few Mini Mario Meals for all of your picky eaters too. My son seems to truly enjoy their Big Kids Chicken Fingers. There are other options like Cheese Quesadilla, Grilled Cheese Soldiers. Pizza and more.

You can use this coupon as many times as you like at your local East Side Mario’s restaurant, but unfortunately you are limited to one coupon per visit. This ESM coupon is valid on dine-in purchases only, and unfortunately alcohol and taxes are not included. Make sure you print the coupon or your discount will not be offered.

(Expiry: 1st February 2015)

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January 22

Chapters Canada: Totally Free Shipping & Up To 74% Off Gourmet!

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Chapters Canada: Totally Free Shipping & Up To 74% Off Gourmet!

As we mentioned here yesterday, Chapters Indigo has totally free shipping available right now, there is no minimum spend required on any order. This is a rare offering from Chapters, and it’s worth taking advantage of their online deals while you can get them shipped to your home for free. While we usually try and highlight individual items which are great value, I’ve decided to make the focus of this blog post about the Chapters sale on gourmet foods, in which they are offering up to 70% off original prices.

Well, the headliner says up to 70% off, but some items are actually discounted by up to 74%. I think that this sale is available now because some of the gourmet items are holiday themed, and they’ve reduced the prices on those, to clear. There are some mouth-watering items in there! I will make a quick list for you to use:

Now, just because some of these gourmet food items are Christmas themed, doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious and you could use them at any time of the year. I’m quite partial to jelly beans and it doesn’t matter in the least that the ones mentioned above are only in green and red. Or, the likes of the cookie baking kit – I’d love to do this with my little daughter.

And remember, you don’t have to worry about making your order up to the usual $25 minimum for free shipping from Chapters – all orders ship for free! You could buy one single item mentioned above and still get it delivered for free.

(Free Shipping Expiry: 23rd January 2015)

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January 19

$5 Deal Is Back @ Pizza Hut Canada!

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM

$5 Deal Is Back @ Pizza Hut Canada!

Pizza Hut’s “$5 bucks, $5 bucks, $5 bucks” deal is back and if you’re not sure what to have for dinner this evening, then a couple of pizzas could be a good idea.

The way it works is that with the purchase of any medium or large pizza, you can then get the second, third and even the fourth medium pizza for just $5 apiece. Each additional pizza must be of equal or lesser value to the first pizza.

I was expecting Quebec to be full excluded from this deal but luckily, it’s not! The only difference is that the first pizza must be a large. In the past, Quebec residents had no choice but to order their pizza from Red Berry Web but it would seem that it now works from the PizzaHut.ca site as well. I was successful in entering a Quebec address and in finding a store nearby to place the order.

Once I added a large hand-tossed meat lover’s pizza to my cart, I was convinced that an extra charge would be applied towards a second medium meat lover’s pan pizza but surprisingly, it wasn’t. While the first pizza was $15.99, the second pizza came up to $12.99 and a $7.99 discount was applied, making the second pizza just $5.

So if you’re not sure which crust to get, then I definitely recommend the pan one, especially since you won’t need to pay any additional fees on the additional pizzas.

As for the pizza itself, you have the choice between one of Pizza Hut’s famous crusts like Supreme Lover’s, Triple Crown, Hawaiian, Chicken Caesar or you can also choose to make your own. Just keep in mind that there is no discount on the first pizza, so you may want to keep the toppings to a minimum.

At checkout, Pizza Hut will attempt to tempt you with the Ultimate Hershey’s Chipits cookie. Although I have never tried it, it does look good, but I recommend instead the Hershey’s chocolate dunkers. Those are my absolute favourites and they’re even better if you manage to keep them warm during the time it takes you to finish the pizzas.

Don’t be surprised to see a $2 delivery charge be added to your subtotal as well. This is a standard charge and you can avoid it by picking up the order at your local Pizza Hut store instead but do you really want to in this cold weather? $5 Deal Is Back @ Pizza Hut Canada!

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January 19

Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Burger Only $2 @ Wendy’s Canada

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Burger Only $2 @ Wendys Canada

For a limited time, you can get your ranch on at Wendy’s restaurants in Canada for just $2! The Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Burger has been added to their Value Menu Items for just $1.99. I tried this burger today and was quite impressed.

I am a sucker for chicken burgers. It is very rare that I ever order an actual beef product from a fast food restaurant. The price is even better! For just $1.99, you can enjoy a tender, chicken breast burger made of all white meat. It is dressed with a creamy tangy ranch dressing, Monterey Jack cheese, and lettuce. I ordered a medium coke with my lunch today and was surprised that the coke cost the exact same price as the burger.

I did ask the cashier what this burger costed previously. She advised me that it is a new product exclusive to their value menu, although on their website this item is not listed in their Value Deal Menu. It costs $1.99 right now, always has and always will. She did warn me that it may be a limited time offer, depending on the popularity and that not every Wendy’s restaurant is participating in this offer.

From McDonald’s I would normally order the Junior Chicken burger, which is comparable in price to this Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Honestly, I would take the Wendy’s chicken sandwich over the McDonald’s sandwich any day. I was much more satisfied hunger wise after consuming this burger, and it had a more pleasant taste. I can also add that there is absolutely no comparison in sizing between the Wendy’s medium beverage and McDonald’s medium beverage. Is it just me or do the Wendy’s pop cups always seem gigantic? I am not complaining.

I don’t usually eat french fries from fast food restaurants (call me crazy), so I spent just a little over $4 for both the burger and my pop. I think it is great that I could get lunch for that cheap, and actually enjoy it. I was expecting the burger to be a bit spicy for some reason, and it was not. I suggest for you Moosers to give it a try. You can’t go wrong for just $2.

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