Food

June 13

Well.ca Overstock Sale: 75% Off Uncle Lee’s Organic Whole Leaf Tea Bamboo Gift Box (+ Many More Items On Sale!)

Posted by on June 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Well.ca Overstock Sale: 75% Off Uncle Lees Organic Whole Leaf Tea Bamboo Gift Box (+ Many More Items On Sale!)

Father’s Day is this weekend but as the saying goes: better late than never!  If you have yet to find a worthy gift, then maybe Uncle Lee’s organic whole leaf tea bamboo gift box may put a smile on your Dad’s face, albeit a little late. Even better is that Well.ca is currently offering it for 75% off at just $7.50 (reg. $29.99) as part of their Overstock Sale.

It comes with a total of 40 tea bags from the following varieties: Chinese white tea, Dragon Well green tea, green tea, Jasmine green tea, Japanese Sencha, Oolong and Oolong with ginseng. It also has remarkably positive reviews such as:

I LOVE this tea! You can tell its high quality as the leaves are full leaves and not tiny pieces like others teas. The flavor is nice and strong as well. I will be buying it again for sure.

Price comparing this gift box, I found that Staples has it at its full price of $29.99. Although your gift will undoubtedly arrive after Father’s Day, it might be a good idea to give him a card in the meantime with the promise of this arriving shortly.

Since shipping is only free on orders over $25, I also suggest you have a look at the other items that have received a discount with the Overstock Sale. There is a good share of them, but always make sure to price compare with other major stores like Walmart and Amazon. If you’re in the market for a stroller, then I also spotted the Quinny Buzz stroller for just $349.97 (reg. $499.96). Amazon.ca has this popular stroller at $450 and Toys R Us has a red version of it at its full price of $499.99.

In light of today being Friday the 13th, Well.ca is also offering an additional 13% off site wide, but only when you enter this coupon code at checkout: FRIDAY13TH. Keep in mind that this code expires at the end of the day, but the Overstock sale will last the entire weekend. If you happen to miss this code and it’s your first time shopping at their site, then you can also use our Bargainmoose exclusive Well.ca coupon code to get $10 off orders over $40 instead.

(Expiry: 15th June 2014)

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June 12

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

BBQ season is here! You might be the type to have BBQs all year long, but most of us stay huddled under the blanket with hot stews and soups in the winter months. In the summer, the smell of the grill is unmistakeable. I have a friend on Facebook who regularly makes extravagant meals on his expensive grill and posts photos of them while I drool and wish I could be there eating it too. Cooking on the barbie can get expensive as people tend to overdo the meat. When I go to my Mom’s for dinner, there are usually about six different types of meats from the BBQ and I eat them all and wonder how I’ll ever invite her over for dinner because I can only afford one type of meat a day! But, there are meals you can prepare on the BBQ without going over budget, even when friends show up.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

You might be thinking, “hot dogs, how blasé”, but did you notice this one has avocado and nacho chips on it? This is no ordinary hot dog! If it is good enough for Bobby Flay, it is good enough for me, that’s for sure! Check out the Food Network for top hot dogs you can grill up so they aren’t just ordinary fare, and hot dogs are notoriously cheap!

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Reducing the meat you use is another way to save money on a BBQ. Try making kabobs and load those skewers up with vegetables, and make sure you use whatever is in-season, as this will also save you money. Onions are good to add too as those are very cheap and flavourful. Try these bbq meatball kebabs from 5 dollar dinners!

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Having no meat at all is also an affordable way to do it. These pineapple kabobs with honey yogurt sauce look seriously divine and would make a wonderful appetizer or dessert. In Sock Monkey Slippers has the recipe.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

If meat is what you need, you could try a cheaper cut. Drumsticks are so much cheaper than breasts and are so good sauced up on the BBQ. These are perfect for kids too, as they like to hold something by the hand and munch out. I’d really love to sink my teeth into those grilled chicken legs from Add a Pinch. Mmmm…

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Another way to reduce the meat is to add things like buns and other toppings. Fill yourself and your guests up with a small burger patty, but have delicious toppings like big crusty buns and an egg on top, which will add decadence and belly-filling protein, while being very inexpensive. I love this recipe from Baker By Nature for this sriracha and cheddar juicy lucy burger.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Potatoes are so inexpensive, they are a staple in most people’s homes. Have you ever tried them on the BBQ? So delicious! Try the cheesy BBQ potato recipe from Kara’s Favourite Recipes.

Bargainmoosers, what’s your favourite budget-friendly recipe for the grill? Let me know in the comments below!

Photo credit: Mike

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June 8

Save Up To $25 On Zoku Bundles @ Well.ca

Posted by on June 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Save Up To $25 On Zoku Bundles @ Well.ca

If you want a quick way to make frozen treats, the Zoku line has some fun little machines that will help with that. You can save up to $25 by buying them in a bundle and get one of the items in the bundle free.

There are three bundles available for this deal at Well.ca.

The first is the slush and shake maker, which is $24.99. You’ll get the classic pop maker free with this purchase, with a savings of $19.99. While you might wonder why you wouldn’t just use those molds you get for $2 to make popsicles, this machine can make you six popsicles in seven minutes. Remember the last time your son had all his friends over and they wanted popsicles? Making them in the freezer takes at least half a day to freeze, but with this, you send them back outside and their popsicles are ready in a few minutes. If they’d prefer slush (or you’d prefer a margarita), you can make that very fast too.

If you wanted the deluxe quick pop maker, it makes popsicles just as fast and you can be very imaginative with them too. This machine costs $69.99, but you’ll get a storage container (worth $23.99) free, which means you don’t need to eat them all at once, you can keep them in your freezer for a fun after-school treat.

If you didn’t want the storage container but still want the deluxe quick pop maker, this deal gives you a free tool kit. The tool kit comes with stencils and cutouts and other fun items so you don’t just have popsicles, you have imaginative and delicious creations! The free item in this case is worth $24.99.

Shipping at Well.ca is free on orders over $25, which these will all qualify for, so you have this added bonus too. If this is your first purchase from Well.ca, you can another $10 off of $40 with this exclusive coupon.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 27

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

Posted by on May 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

 

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

It’s starting to heat up outside, and that means it’s time to starting eating lighter and maybe consider shedding a few pounds to fit back into your swimsuit. To help you get ready for summer and help you boost your healthy diet into high gear, here are 5 healthy snack recipes you can make at home for a fraction of their store-bought equivalents.

Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

I found this great and easy-to-make recipe over at the Cheap Recipe Blog. Guest poster Lauren from The Oatmeal Artist explains how it only takes a few minutes to make (minus having it sit over night in the fridge) and it will cost you less than buying a bagel and coffee in the morning.

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

“Cheesy” Vegan Kale Chips

If my husband can make kale chips, anyone can make kale chips. Perfect for satisfying that salty craving, but also healthy and cheap enough that you can eat as much as you want whenever you want. Thanks to Simone Anne for this great recipe!

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

Avocado Hummus

With the help of a food processor, this recipe for avocado hummus from Purely Primal should take you no more than 60 seconds to whip up! What’s interesting about this recipe is it doesn’t actually have any chickpeas in it, but it still serves the same purpose of making veggies and dip that much more delicious.

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops

Popsicles are perfect on a hot day, but they are usually chalk full of sugar and lack any nutrition. Clever Crafty Cook Mama has a solution for that with her amazing recipe for frozen banana yogurt pops. Just get a bunch of bananas, dip them in some yogurt, pop them in the freezer and your done!

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

Date Balls

As found on Tempest’s blog Ellomennopee, this detailed recipe for date balls is easy to make and can be stored for long periods of time since all of the ingredients are dried. Even better, besides the dates themselves, you can just add in ingredients you already have from you cupboard. Now that’s frugal and convenient!

5 Healthy & Cheap Snacks

Bargainmoosers, what are your favourite healthy and cheap snacks?

(Image credit: Jennifer)

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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 18

Swiss Chalet Canada Coupon: Free Perogies Or Spring Rolls With Order

Posted by on May 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Swiss Chalet Canada Coupon: Free Perogies Or Spring Rolls With Order

One of my favourite places to order food online has a great coupon code out right now that will get you a freebie.  Get a free appetizer when you order two quarter chicken or half chicken dinners until June 22nd.

Click here to order @ Swisschalet.com now

  • Coupon Code: ILOVESWISS
  • Discount: Free Appetizer
  • Expiry: 22nd June 2014

The chicken dinners are a huge hit in our house, so to be honest, that is what we would want to buy anyway.  These meals are fairly big and would feed a family of four or five easily.

You will be able to choose from a free order of perogies or a free order of spring rolls.  Even though you are ordering online with this coupon code, you can choose to do either pick up or delivery to get this deal.

Both the cheese perogies and the chicken spring rolls are regularly priced at $6.99. I have tried the cheese perogies before and thought they were delicious.  The Chicken spring rolls are something that I haven’t yet tried, but I most likely will when I use this coupon code for my next order.

With the nicer weather, you will want to be cooking less and less and be outside more.  This coupon is also great because you can use it more than once!

This Swiss Chalet coupon and any others will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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May 18

Pizza Hut Canada Coupon: $5 Off Your $25 Purchase Online

Posted by on May 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Pizza Hut Canada Coupon: $5 Off Your $25 Purchase Online

For one week only, you can order anything you would like From Pizza Hut online and save on your entire order with this coupon code. Save $5 on orders of $25 or more.

Click here to order @ Pizzahut.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 828
  • Discount: $5 Off $25+
  • Expiry: 21st May 2014

To save the $5, you must order online instead of calling in your order.  The great thing is that there is no waiting on hold when you order online with some boring elevator music in the background.  Choose anything you would like, make any modifications you would like as if you are calling in your order. I find it much easier to order online.

You will be able to choose pickup or delivery and still save the $5 on your order as long as your total is $25 or more before taxes.

This is perfect timing for this Canada long weekend because if you are like me, you will be working around the yard or house and the last thing you will want to do is to be inside cooking dinner.

If you are looking for more Pizza Hut coupons, you will find them all on our forum.

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May 15

Tasteaway Canada Coupon Code: 40% Off Takeout & Delivery Orders

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Tasteaway Canada Coupon Code: 40% Off Takeout & Delivery Orders

Pretty much every single week, Tasteaway puts out a new coupon code that will save you on your pickup or delivery orders.  Each week the discount is usually 20% off your order, so when they put one out with a higher value, we like to share it with you.  Save 40% on all takeout and delivery orders for two days only.

Click here to order @ Tasteaway.com now

  • Coupon Code: TA7E51D9D1
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 16th May 2014

To get this discount on your order, you must use either debit or credit card to pay. You will be able to save 40% on your entire order up to a maximum of $50, so you could potentially be saving a lot of money!

I love that you can choose from so many different types of food other than the same old pizza or Chinese takeout. You can get sushi, Thai, Indian, Italian and much more.  You can also order from more than one place at a time, which is great for those households with picky eaters.

You will have to check out the locations that the delivery is offered to, as I know most of them are around the GTA. This is one of those times I wish I was living back in Ontario near Toronto to take advantage of this offer.

For all other Tasteaway coupons, you will find them posted on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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May 13

WagJag Canada: $8 for a Special K Bundle (a $25 Value)

Posted by on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM

WagJag Canada: $8 for a Special K Bundle (a $25 Value)

WagJag Canada has a really incredible deal that most likely wont last long.  Get a Special K bundle with three different products to try for just $8.

Here is what you will get with this deal:

  • 1 box of Special K Protein cereal (400 g)
  • 2 Packs (4 Bottles per Pack) of Special K Protein Morning Shakes Mocha Flavour
  • 1 box of Special K* Fruit Crisps Strawberry Flavour

The value of this deal is $25 but through WagJag Canada, you can get it for just $8.  That is a total savings of 68%!

This deal has a limited number of quantities available so there is a good chance it will sell out before the close end date.  You will get your package delivered right to your front door within 2-4 weeks of deal closing date. As of right now, there are already over 500 of this deal bought so who knows how many they actually have available.

I have personally tried all of the Special K items included except for the protein shakes and love all of their products. The cereal just happens to e my husbands all time favourite so I will be getting this deal for sure. The fruit crisp bars are pretty goods for a snack on the go.  My kids love them.

They are even including the best before dates because they are all food products.  August 12th, 2014 for the protein shakes and February 5th, 2015 for everything else.

As for the cost of shipping, it is $6 which still makes this an incredible deal because the value is $25 total.

(Expiry: 26th May 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 29

Canada’s Wonderland: All Day Dining Only $30

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Canadas Wonderland: All Day Dining Only $30

My kids are totally stoked that we are buying season passes for Canada’s Wonderland this year. That purchase alone for the five of us is going to cost a little bit of money, but it is part of our staycation, so it is worth it. The other thing that hurts the wallet with Canada’s Wonderland is the food prices. They are quite steep. I was somewhat thrilled to learn you could eat all day for only $29.99.

Before you think that $30 still seems like a lot to eat at Canada’s Wonderland, know that you can really eat all day. Literally, every 1.5 hours you can get food from participating restaurants – a main and a side dish. Technically, you could feed your whole family with this deal, although it would take you all day as you can only get one main and one side every 90 minutes. This would be something I would interested in getting for my kids as they eat so little at one time, but are hungry every two hours.

The last time I was at Canada’s Wonderland I was totally shocked by the prices of food. One box of fries cost me $10. Pizza for the whole family was at least $20. Don’t even ask me about the drinks. Something like this deal could save you a ton of money if you aren’t interested in carting everyone back to the vehicle every few hours to eat.

The participating restaurants are:

  • Manchu Wok
  • Risotrante Pizza Pizza
  • Thrill Burger
  • Planet Snoopy Pizza Pizza
  • Coasters
  • Riverside Snacks
  • Roadside Cafe

You can buy the meal deal online. Too bad funnel cakes are not included in this meal plan because I am all over those!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 28

Thrifty Foods Canada Freebie: Free Cake For Child’s 1st Birthday

Posted by on April 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Thrifty Foods Canada Freebie: Free Cake For Childs 1st Birthday

When a child turns one year old, parents tend to celebrate huge and go a little overboard.  Most people don’t really stay inside their budget because it is an exciting time, so anywhere you can save money is a bonus. Thrifty Foods wants to celebrate this milestone with you and help you save money in the process.  They are offering a free birthday cake for your child’s first birthday at all locations in store!

To order for your little one, stop by any one of the in-store bakeries to order your free 8″ x 12″ first birthday cake.  You will be allowed one per child and you can choose between a blue for a boy or pink for a girl. Make sure to give your local store at least 24 hours notice to get your free cake. You won’t even need to make any purchase to get this deal!

It doesn’t matter if you have envisioned some spectacular cake for your child’s first birthday, a freebie is a freebie.  I know so many people that make an extra cake for the first birthday just to put it in front of their little one to tear apart for a photo.  Why spend the time and money getting two cakes when you can get one for free?  This is the perfect freebie to take advantage of!

The picture above is from my youngest son’s first birthday, tearing apart the extra cake I made him.  I wish I had know about this deal back then to save me some time and money!

(Expiry: Ongoing)

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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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April 15

The Works Canada: Burger & A Side Only $5

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

The Works Canada: Burger & A Side Only $5

Today only, head into The Works and get yourself a burger and a side for only $5!

This is a fantastic deal considering The Works burgers are usually at least $10 or more. I’m going to assume that it will be so busy there, so you might want to head there during the slower times or give advance time and not be starving before you go. It is a dine-in only offer, so you’ll have to have a table.

I ate at The Works last year and really loved my shake. I got the wrong burger, so I can’t comment on that because everyone else at my table loved theirs and I didn’t love mine. What’s cool is that you can get almost anything you ever wanted for a burger and on top of your burger. They even have elk. If you are vegetarian, you can get a portobello mushroom instead. On top you can actually get a burger that has peanut butter, banana and bacon. Ok, I think I need to try that one now. If you are old school, just get a cheese stuffed beef burger with tomatoes and pickles.

For a side check out salads, fries, onion rings, poutines… the list is neverending.

(Expiry: 15th April 2014)

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