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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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April 10

Tasteaway Promo Code: 40% Off Pickup or Delivery!

Posted by on April 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Tasteaway Promo Code: 40% Off Pickup or Delivery!

Use the promo code below to get 40% off your entire order at hundreds of restaurants when ordering through You did hear that correct – 40% off your entire food order!

Click here to get your tummy full @ now

  • Coupon Code: TA0DB7FA92
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 11th April 2014

You only have until tomorrow night to order your food, so whether you are looking for something for dinner tonight, a midnight snack or any meal tomorrow, you can order and order and order. It looks like to use this code you have to pay online using debit or credit, but that really shouldn’t be a problem, especially considering the money you’ll save.

Here’s the bad part: most of the restaurants are only located in the GTA. The good part is that there are many Moosers who live in the GTA. If you don’t, like me, you are SOL and we’ll just have to be jealous of all our Torontonian and area friends. I used to be jealous of them just because of all of the amazing restaurants they have, but now I can also be jealous that they get 40% off of these restaurants on top of this.

You can use pickup or delivery with this coupon, its your choice. It says there is a $200 maximum and I’m not sure if that means discount or total order to get 40% off. That seems like a lot of food anyway and if you needed that much, just order from different spots!

We keep all the tasty Tasteaway coupons in the forum, where they are well-cared for.

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April 5

The Low Carb Grocery Coupon Code: $5 off Purchase of $39 or More!

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM

The Low Carb Grocery Coupon Code: $5 off Purchase of $39 or More!

Cut carbs, costs. Coupon!

Clcik here to shop @

  • Coupon Code: INFU-WAE
  • Discount: $5 off order of $39 or more
  • Expiry: Unknown

I have a weird relationship with low carbs. Let’s start with this – I’m fat. Big fat, fatty. My dad used to be fat too. Then he started eating low carb and lost weight. A lot of weight. And he started doing it like 15 years ago. I wanted to drop some weight too but it’s hard to get a 13 year old to stop eating bread and sugar and potatoes so I got fatter and he didn’t. But I always knew if I wanted to lose weight, I just had to do low carb. So some time around the age of 27 I grew up and started low carb and did really good. I lost like 60 pounds. Then I stopped. Because I’m dumb.

Now I’m back on it and places like The Low Carb Grocery really help the process along. Actually, it doesn’t help me as much as it will normal people. You see, I have no problem with eating the same thing constantly. Bacon and eggs twice a day for six days in a row. Yep, no problem. Nothing but bunless cheese burgers for a week. Sure, bring it on. My dad is the same way. But most people can’t do that. Most people get burnt out on the same food every day fairly quickly. For those people, The Low Carb Grocery is the way to go. Most places don’t have grocery stores specific to low carb diets. They might (MIGHT) have a small low carb section but for the most part you’re stuck with the standard low carb fare. That’s good most of the time for most people but every once in a while you want something different. You want low carb pita pockets or noodles or syrup or whatever else. Unless you live in a big city, this isn’t an option. The Low Carb Grocery has all that stuff. They even have non-food items that help you with a low carb diet such as CBlock, a pill that let’s you eat carbs. Perfect for times that you’ve been invited to someones house for dinner and you don’t want to be “that person” who brings their own diet-specific food to dinner or walks away with a pile of hamburgers and chicken but no buns or macaroni salad at the family BBQ. And don’t even get me started on the disparate treatment of vegetarians and low carbers!

Shipping is based on what you get and where you are. If you’re trying to do a whole grocery here, you’re gonna break the bank but a box of cookies and a bottle of CBlock isn’t gonna be too bad.

Keep on checking back for more The Low Carb Grocery Coupons!

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March 24

East Side Mario’s Promo Code: $15 Off Your $30 Order

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

East Side Marios Promo Code: $15 Off Your $30 Order

Order $30 worth of food at East Side Marios online, enter the promo code and save $15!

Click here to order your ba-da-bing @ now

  • Coupon Code: MARIO15
  • Discount: $15 off
  • Expiry: 12th June 2014

You have until the middle of June to use this coupon, so if you eat at ESM a lot, you could save so much money! Ordering food online is the thing to do these days. It is so easy and much better than ordering over the phone where your order can get screwed up. You can also see exactly what options you have for food and make your decision accordingly. You won’t have an surprises at the door on on pick-up because you’ll see your total as you order.

I am not the hugest fan of East Side Mario’s, but they are great for the kids and my husband loves them, so we have eaten there a few times. I love that they deliver so I can get a hearty and mostly healthy meal delivered to my door when I need to (which can be often).

You really can get a meal for your entire family for not much more than $30, which means you’ll spend $15+ to feed your family. The mini meals are only $6.49, which means I’d get two for $13, and then two entrees at as low as $12.99 each. That adds up to $39, minus $15 and you are paying only $24 for your entire family’s dinner.

Check for more East Side Mario’s promo codes in the forum.

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