Food

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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(Expiry: Unknown)

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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.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 14

Pepsi & Tostitos Canada Rebate: Spend $20 and Score $20 in Free Product Coupons

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Pepsi & Tostitos Canada Rebate: Spend $20 and Score $20 in Free Product Coupons

Pepsi & Tostitos Canada have an excellent new rebate offer. This Pepsi Buy $20 Score $20 rebate is back this year, and you won’t want to miss it. You can purchase $20 worth of participating products and then use the rebate form to receive a $20 free product coupon booklet.

So here is the official mail-in coupon offer form for this Pepsi & Tostitos Buy $20 & Score $20 promotion. Make sure you print and fill out the form provided in the link above. Scanned copies may not be accepted and that would be a bummer.

Making use of this offer is simple. Head on over to your local grocery store and spend at least $20 on participating Pepsi or Tostitos products. These products include:

  • Pop like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7UP, Diet 7UP, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Crush, Mug Root Beer, Schweppes, Brisk and Gatorade
  • Snacks like Tostitos, Lay’s, Doritos, Ruffles, Cheetos, Smartfood, Rold Gold, Munchies Snack Mix, Quaker Crispy Minis, Tostitos Salsa, Ruffles Dip

The participating products from the list above can be purchased in any size or variety. The items must be purchased before the 8th of February 2015 but you will have until the 24th of February 2015 to submit your rebate form. After that, you will need to be patient and allow up to 8 weeks for your coupon booklet to arrive by mail. You will be limited to one coupon booklet per address unfortunately.

All $20 worth of the products must be purchased in the same transaction to qualify for this offer. Then, take your receipt and circle each participating product. Once you have done that, fill out the rebate form with your name, address and any other required information. Slip both of these items in an envelope and mail it off to Pepsi/Tostitos 2015 $20 Super Bowl Coupon Booklet Officer which is at P.O. Box 13397 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on some pop and snacks if you have any birthday parties coming up. Winter is also a month where my family spends a lot of time indoors watching movies. While pop and chips may not be in the best interest of your New Years resolution, snacks are always great for movie nights or little events. I am sure the free product coupons will be for the same products, so you are bound to get your share of these goodies!

(Expiry: 8th February 2015)

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January 12

Burger King Canada: 10 Chicken Nuggets for Just $1.79!

Posted by on January 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Burger King Canada: 10 Chicken Nuggets for Just $1.79!

Burger King has a great new deal available across Canada. Burger King has just announced on their Facebook page that they will be offering 10 delicious Chicken Nuggets for only $1.79. This low price will be available for a limited time only.

No coupon is required for this Burger King Canada deal, just head on over to your local restaurant and enjoy the savings. I am not going to question what these nuggets are made of, if they can sell them for less than $0.18 each. But if your kids love Burger King chicken nuggets, then don’t miss out.

If you take a look at what other fast food restaurants sell their Chicken Nuggets for, you might start to put your coat and boots on now. Wendy’s charges $1.89 for their Chicken Nuggets 5 Piece Everyday Value Menu. When my son asks for chicken nuggets when we are out and about, Wendy’s is where we usually end up. The 10 Piece Chicken McNuggets @ McDonald’s will cost you a whopping $4.49 which will seem like an insane price compared to Burger King now.

Burger King’s regular price for their 4 piece Chicken Nuggets is $1.19 so you will pay just a little bit more for 6 more nuggets. If you have two young children, you could pay just $1.79 to feed 5 of the nuggets to each child. My two year old son only eats 2 or 3 normally anyway. There is also something I find special about the Burger King BBQ sauce. It has to be my favourite BBQ sauce from any fast food restaurant around. It doesn’t taste watered down like McDonald’s and it’s not too spicy either. I usually ask for extra and bring it home for when I make chicken fingers myself.

Have any of you Moosers tried the chicken nuggets from Burger King? There are a few complaints about the quality on the Burger King Facebook page. Some consumers have said that the fat content in these nuggets is just too much. Others worry (like myself) about what these could actually be made of to be able to be sold for under $0.18 a piece. Maybe Burger King is just taking a loss to attract you to their restaurant?

There have also been a few comments made on the Burger King Facebook page that this offer was not valid in Quebec, while Burger King states this offer is Canada wide.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 7

Take $10 Off Your $35 Order When Ordering Online @ East Side Mario’s Canada

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Take $10 Off Your $35 Order When Ordering Online @ East Side Marios Canada

Have you been craving East Side Mario’s lately? There is a new promo code available from East Side Mario’s that has some great savings for your taste buds. Use this new code and you will save $10 when you order $35 or more from East Side Mario’s Canada online.

Click here to order online @ East Side Mario’s Canada

  • Coupon Code: MARIO10
  • Discount: $10 off when you spend $35
  • Expiry: 1st March 2015

In my opinion, East Side Mario’s is not only affordable – but also delicious. I always ordered the Three Cheese Cappelletti, yum! For a family of four, you would be surprised at how small your bill will be at the end of your meal. Kids’ meals start at just $5 and adult entrees start at just $12.99 each. A family of four could dine for as low as $36, minus $10 when you use this coupon code. How many other places can your entire family eat for just $26? 

I love pasta dishes. Maybe that is why I adore East Side Mario’s so much. For $12.99, you can pretty much have the Italian dream meal. The Spaghettini & Meatballs is a delicious Napolitana sauce served on long and thin spahgettini noodles. Don’t forget the famous meatballs and shredded parmesan cheese. If you want to try something new, you could always build your own pasta for just $12.99 too. Pick your noodles, then pick your sauce and toppings.

Kids can eat big for just $5.00. The Mini Mario meals include many options like POGO and fries, Mario’s Dino Buddies, Cheese Quesadilla, Grilled Cheese Soldiers, Mario’s Kids Pizza, Bowtie Alfredo and more. There are also kids’ meals for $10 if your child is a little older and has a heartier appetite. These $10 meals include Big Kids Chicken Fingers, Chicken and Rice, Chicken Parmigiana, and other delicious options.

This ESM coupon code is valid for a few months, so you can save a lot of money if you are a frequent visitor. You won’t be limited to only using this coupon once, but you can’t use more than one coupon per order. I have also found that ordering online has less chances of the order being wrong. When I order on the phone, I find that I get rushed into decisions and regret some items I choose. By ordering online, you can take your time and really get a good look at the options available.

You can also view more East Side Mario’s Canada promo codes in the forum.

 

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January 2

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

Posted by on January 2, 2015 at 1:32 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 beef or cheese burger and get 1 free
  • 1 Large pepperoni or cheese pizza and 10 regular chicken wings for just $10
  • Buy 1 Super Big Gulp and get one free
  • Buy 1 Nachos and get one free
  • and others

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: 2nd January 2015)

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December 15

WagJag Canada: $40 Worth Of NHL Gift Baskets for Only $18

Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM

WagJag Canada: $40 Worth Of NHL Gift Baskets for Only $18

Purchase WagJag’s $20 What A Bloom NHL Gift Baskets deal today and you’ll receive a $40 credit towards any NHL Gift Basket. Better yet, use our exclusive coupon code to get this deal for only $18! I like deals that don’t lock me in. I can pick from a couple different basket choices instead off being stuck to only one choice.

I don’t know anyone who would love a hockey themed gift basket… said no Canadian ever. If you head over to WagJag today, you can grab a $40 credit for only $18 at What A Bloom. I’ve never purchased from What A Bloom before, but I do like receiving yummy food and gift baskets at my door.  Taking a look at their website they give you a nice selection of NHL teams to choose from.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Winnipeg Jets
  • Vancouver Canucks
  • Montreal Canadians
  • Calgary Flames
  • Ottawa Senators

The gifts and baskets range in price from $25-$70. I really dislike when a deal site sells you a $40 gift certificate and everything starts at $50. It’s good to see you can purchase this deal and deliver the gift without spending extra cash if you choose. I also like that the bigger gift baskets aren’t super expensive either. They’re not trying to convince me to buy a $200 basket with my $40 voucher.

While overall there are a lot of teams to choose from, there aren’t a ton of different styles of tins.

  • Popcorn Bank
  • Popcorn Tin
  • Mug with Snacks
  • Baby Item Themed Larger Tin
  • Snack Themed Larger Tin

These are a great gift to send to family or friends who are farther away to tell them you are thinking of them. Maybe you need a quick gift for your dad’s birthday and forgot? (Sorry Dad!) Or maybe you truly don’t know much about the person except they like hockey such as a gift for an employee. This kind of gift is a safe bet that the person on the other end will appreciate.

To truly see if this is a deal; let’s compare the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Night Tin at What A Bloom with a few other retailers. It’s a licensed NHL product so several places have them. If you were to buy the tin with the WagJag deal you’ll spend $20 on the Wag Jag deal plus $10 on the tin. That puts you at $30 total for the tin. Here’s what you’d spend without the deal.

  • $50 @ What A Bloom without the WagJag Deal
  • $50 @ Flowers Canada
  • $60 @ Staples

It’s quick to see that on this bigger tin you’ll save 40-50% by grabbing this deal now. On a smaller gift you’ll save a little less, but won’t shell out any extra cash out of pocket. Either way you’ll have a great gift to send at a fraction of the cost. You won’t be able to include shipping in your voucher, but you are saving enough that the shipping won’t matter.

(Expiry: 28th December 2014)

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November 13

Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

Until the end of the week-end, you can take advantage of a super awesome and tasty promotion at Starbucks. Visit a Starbucks store any time between 2pm and 5pm to take advantage of a “buy one, get one free” deal on all holiday drinks.

This is a promotion that Starbucks likes to bring back every year and with just cause as it’s an awesome one! It may only be during three hours per day but it’s still worth taking advantage of, especially if you were planning on going out this week-end. I’m actually really excited about this promotion because hubby and I had planned on getting a head start on shopping this week-end. It will probably end up being more of a window shopping kind of outing to then come home and find better deals online and use coupon codes, but it will still be nice to get out of the house and grab two holiday drinks for the price of one.

Here’s a list of the holiday drinks that you can get:

  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Gingerbread latte

I’m not a fan of eggnog on its own but I sure enjoy the eggnog lattee, so if you have yet to try it, then now is definitely a good time to do so, especially to get into the Christmas spirit! Peppermint mocha is also another classic but if you want to try something newer, then give the chestnut praline latte or the caramel brulee latte a whirl. Countdown To Red Cups has very concise and interesting reviews of each drink if you’re on the fence as to what to get.

The best part about Starbucks is that you can also customize your order as much as you want — well, s long as there is enough room to write on the cup. So in the case of the peppermint mocha, for instance, you could get a sugar free, skim milk, with extra whipped cream if your heard so desires. Just keep in mind that anything extra also comes at an extra cost. No surprise there!

As usual, the second drink must be of equal or lesser value. This means that you can’t pay for a tall and ask for a venti. Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

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(Expiry: 16th November 2014)

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November 4

WalMart Canada: Maynards Variety Pack Of 75 Fun Treats | Was $12 Now $6 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 4, 2014 at 10:49 AM

WalMart Canada: Maynards Variety Pack Of 75 Fun Treats | Was $12 Now $6 (EXPIRED)

The best part about November, in my opinion, is the Halloween candy fallout. Many great discounts can be had during early November, and this deal is definitely one of them! Today at WalMart, you can now purchase a Maynards Variety Pack of 75 Fun Treats for only $6! This used to cost $11.99, so this is a nice deal – especially if you love Maynards gummies! Best of all, you’ll also get free shipping when you order this box of Maynards treats.

This Maynards Variety Pack of 75 Fun Treats is filled with delicious candy! I have a particular fondness for gummies (I like them even more than chocolate), so it’s going to be tough to stop myself from ordering 5 boxes of these Maynards Variety Packs! Each box comes with a wide variety of tasty treats, including Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Berries, Fruit Mania, and Fuzzy Peach. That’s a lot of gummies!

If you don’t really have a sweet tooth, but love giving out candy on Halloween, or if you want to surprise a family member, a friend, or your significant other with some tasty Maynards treats during the holiday season, then you should check out this deal. This Maynards Variety Pack of 75 Fun Treats is currently on clearance, so it may not be in-stock at WalMart for very long!

Just to show you how much of a deal you’re getting, if you were to purchase this Maynards Variety Pack with 26 Treats at WalMart, it would cost you $5. Today’s deal includes 75 treats in total (more than double the amount), and it’s only $6! I’ve included a brief review of Maynard Fuzzy Peach treats from a satisfied Well.com customer:

A classic treat that consistently meets my tastebuds’ standards.

Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 30

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Tomorrow is Halloween and if you are like me, you have a busy life and may have waited until the last minute to get your Halloween things together.  You may need a last minute costume, or some last minute decorations, or even some last minute party ideas.  I am sure there a lot of people that are in this boat so I have put together a few last minute easy to do Halloween ideas for trick or treating, parties or for decorations in general.

1. Party Prop

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This is a very simple and fast thing to do the day of your party.  Just put  rubber spider, worm, or any creepy crawler in you ice cube trays to have some festive ice for your guests drinks! I found this idea at Buzzfeed and I know I will be using it this year for my kids.

2. House Decoration

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This last minute easy decoration is also from Buzzfeed.  Just take any plastic cup you may have, draw a jack-o-lantern face on them and use the flame-less candles underneath. You can make fun ghosts, pumpkins, Frankenstein faces and more and it will just take you minutes.

3. Party Game

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This game from Daycare Answers is perfect for a kids party.  Basically, you get foods like spaghetti, grapes, a banana and put them in holes in a box and get the kids to guess what everything is.  They think that the items are guts, eyeballs and brains instead.  The complete instructions are listed through the link.

4. Halloween Food

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

I would have never thought of this myself.  Add some white icing and chocolate chips to a cupcake and you have a cupcake ghost.  This idea from Buzzfeed is perfect for a Halloween party this weekend!

5. Costume

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This simple skeleton costume that I found at Coolest Homemade Costumes would work for a man, woman, or child.  You just need a black shirt and a white shirt and you make some cuts into the material.  You can add some face paint to make the costume even better but all of the directions are listed online.

6. Party Prop

6 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

This prop would be more for an adult party.  Print off a scary picture and put it in a jar with coloured juice to make it look like a body part in a jar.  I have to admit, this looks pretty cool even though it is morbid. This idea came from Morbid. They have it as an April Fool’s joke but it would make a great Halloween prop for any party.

Have a very fun and safe Halloween tomorrow night Moosers!

Photo credit: Aftab Uzzaman

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October 22

Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc.

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc.

Hey Starbucks lovers, I have a sweet deal for you! Starbucks’ Fall Sale is now on and you can save 25% off a variety of merchandise from coffee, syrups, tumblers and more.

Did you know that Starbucks’ infamous pumpkin spice latte, or PSL for short, has been around for more than a decade? If this is your drink of choice during the fall season or even if you are curious to try a version of it, then definitely check out the VIA pumpkin spice latte. It’s on sale for $5.49 (reg. $7.95) for 5 pouches that are dissolvable in 8 fl oz of hot water. Admittedly, it doesn’t boast the best reviews but I think it’s important to remember that although the VIA line of products are meant to replace the in-store pumpkin spice latte, it’s certain not to taste the exact same as it’s an instant version.

Starbucks’ Thanksgiving blend is also on sale and can be yours for $13.99 (reg. $18.95) for a 1lb bag. It’s a dark roast coffee that boasts a full body and herbal notes. It’s actually a mix between the popular Sumatra and Guatemala Antigua blends. In fact, here’s what quirky reviewer had to say about it:

A new favourite Starbucks coffee! Does not taste like pumpkins… or turkey for that matter. Very good! Will be sure to purchase again.

There is plenty more merchandise to pick and save on, but here’s a short list of the products that caught my attention:

Love caramel? Then you might be happy to know that Starbucks’ caramel syrup is also currently on sale for $6.99 instead of its original retail price of $9.95. It comes in a 350ml bottle and in case you have never tried it (though I doubt that many of you haven’t Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc. ), it features smooth and buttery caramel tasting notes. I have ordered numerous caramel lattes and the syrup definitely does add a very pleasant butteryness to any drink! But do keep in mind that to make a caramel macchiato, you actually need vanilla syrup and not caramel!

Even better is that although shipping is usually only free on orders over $75, this time around the minimum threshold has been lowered to $50.

(Image Credit: Chrissy Hunt)

(Expiry: 31st October 2014)

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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!

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October 5

Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Free Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme With Combo Purchase

Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Free Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme With Combo Purchase

Yummy, yummy in all of our tummies! Taco Bell has released a new printable coupon for a free Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme with purchase of any combo over $5.99.

So what exactly is in a Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme? Premium season beef, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream… all within a crunchy Doritos nacho cheese shell. Have I made your mouth water yet? Mine is sure watering from just staring at the picture of the Doritos Locos taco on the coupon.

I haven’t tried the Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme yet but I bet it tastes just like nachos would. I know most nacho recipes don’t call for ground beef but if you were to make it with the kind of toppings that a recipe would call for, then I’m sure you would get an end product very similar to Taco Bell’s taco.

Granted, you still need to purchase a combo valued at $5.99 or more but this is still a pretty cool freebie! Personally, I love getting appetizers and food on the side of my main meal but hate having to pay even more for these. Fast food shouldn’t end up costing the same price as a meal in a restaurant with servers would! Alternatively, if you’re eating out with a friend, then you could always get one of those combos that could easily feed two and either share or have one person eat the free taco. Of course, you could just print out two coupons as well and each get your own combo but that’s not as budget-friendly of an option! Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Free Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme With Combo Purchase

I searched Twitter for “Doritos Locos” and on top of there being thousands of tweets about its deliciousness, I also came upon a very interesting fact. According to @WhatTheFFacts, Taco Bell has added 15,000 jobs because of the success behind the Doritos Locos taco. It’s pretty amazing that just one menu addition could make all the difference in Taco Bell’s employment rate! Whether true or not, it’s certainly enticing enough for me to want to try this Doritos taco.

Moosers, have you tried Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme? Did you like it? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section!

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(Expiry: 31st December 2014)

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