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February 12

Dealfind Canada: $15 For $25 at Smoke’s Poutinerie

Posted by on February 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Dealfind Canada: $15 For $25 at Smokes Poutinerie

Snow, Canadian bacon, beavers and poutine. This is what people think of when they think of the true north – Canada. I’d have to say I’ve never seen a beaver (although I’ve seen a few moose), the snowbanks in my driveway are over six feet tall, I don’t often eat peameal bacon, but I do LOVE poutine. Lucky for me, Dealfind has a great deal on with a $25 poutine voucher for only $15.

I love poutine so much that there was this poutine truck on my way up north that was so good, I’ve on a number of occasions sent friends on a wild goose chase to find it. On snowy roads we searched with a “this looks familiar” map in my head, only to find it is only opened in the summer season. Such a bummer! Lucky for me, there is a Smoke’s Poutinerie in my city. The first time I had it, I wasn’t all that impressed. Then one evening in Toronto I had a bite of someone else’s and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Delicious! I need to head back to my local one and give it another try. Screw the diet, this February weather deserves some comfort food!

There are quite a few locations you can use this voucher at, but check out the deal first before buying and make sure there is one near you. The majority of the locations are in Ontario, but there are some in most provinces. The only trick is that you’ll have to enter in your pick-up location at checkout, which also means this is where you’ll pick up your voucher. You also have to pick up by April 3rd, which is when they expire, but can’t pick up until after February 25th.

(Expiry: 16th February 2014)

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February 11

Just Eat Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Any Order! (Expired)

Posted by on February 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Just Eat Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Any Order! (Expired)

With a super hot promo code, get 25% off your delivery or takeout order from Just Eat with promo code.

Click here to order whatever your little heart desires @ Just-eat.ca now

  • Coupon Code: DONTCOOK25 (Expired)
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

While the expiry for this coupon is unknown, I’d say it won’t last long, so don’t plan to use this on Friday night and order your Valentine’s Day dinner, as you may well be very disappointed. You may also be disappointed if you don’t have a credit card, because that is the only way you can order and use a promo code on Just Eat. Check out their FAQ on using promo codes on their site. You also can’t use this with any other offer and you can only use it once, so you can’t order every night this week with that same promo code. I guess you can if you go over to your friend’s house and do it or order from work, although I’m going to assume it might be the credit card that gives you away.

There are tons of restaurants on this site, in most major cities, so you can order sushi, Mediterranean, Indian and pretty much any cuisine that is in delivery distance (or that you will pick up).

Before you order food, you should always check out our forum for Just Eat coupon codes.

Photo Credit: Ramsey Nasser

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February 7

7 Inexpensive Valentine’s Treats

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

As experienced Moosers, we all know that Valentine’s chocolate and goodies will go on sale on February 15th. This means you’ll pay full-price for any box of chocolate or heart-shaped gummies you might want to get your beloved(s). Moosers don’t pay full price! Instead, get out your apron and make your sweetie some treats. Your kids will love these recipes too. I mean, who doesn’t love heart-shaped ooohey-goodness.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

What treat is simpler and more inexpensive than popcorn? Liven it up by adding white chocolate, heart sprinkles and even some candy hearts. I’d seriously swoon over this and you can get the recipe from Give me some oven.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

Sugar cookies are not just for Christmas, thankfully. This is a task the kids will love to do, cutting out all those hearts and sprinkling all those sprinkles and the recipe from Smart School House is only eight ingredients long.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

If popcorn and cookies isn’t your thing, give your head a shake and take a look at this cereal and pretzel mix that is unbelievably Valentines-ish. This treat is good enough to send with your kids to school, but also to give your secret admirer at the office. Pixels and Playbooks has the crazy simple instructions.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

How about cupcakes? You like cupcakes? Seriously, who doesn’t? These very simple cupcakes can be made in any flavour (even get a boxed cake mix if you wish) and then decorated with any red candy or cinnamon hearts in an XO pattern, which if you didn’t know, is hugs and kisses. Special. Martha Stewart gave me this idea. We’re tight like that.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

Cookies and milk – the quintessential treat – so simple, yet so good. Add a little love to it by making these really cute heart ice cubes made from milk and food colouring. I don’t always advocate food colouring, but in this case, it really adds a special touch. A Subtle Revelry has the instructions.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

I am a sucker for a Rice Krispie square and one with pink hearts and icing are even the better! So easy, so tasty and so special. Cooking on the Side takes you there.

7 Inexpensive Valentines Treats

These red velvet cheesecake hearts will probably only be inexpensive because of the small portions you can serve them in and totally get away with it! Beautiful, no doubt delicious, thank The Novice Chef for this one.

Banner photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Bargainmoosers, are you a fan of heart-shaped treats? Let me know in the comments below!

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February 6

Milestones Canada: 3 Courses Only $32

Posted by on February 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Milestones Canada: 3 Courses Only $32

Grab a reservation at your local Milestones this Valentine’s week and you’ll only spend $32 a person for a three-course meal. Your date will think you splurged and you’ll know you saved. But you might still get lucky.

I think Valentine’s evening is the busiest time for restaurants in the entire year. I used to work as a waitress in a fish and chips restaurant and beyond Good Friday, we were slammed on Valentine’s Day. You can do a little better than fish and chips this Love Day, so try Milestones. I am really not a lover of chain restaurants. I love restaurants with a house chef who changes up the menu often, cooks from fresh and nothing is cookie cutter. But – I do really like Milestones. My husband is in love with their burger and I could eat their different versions of eggs benedict every single day.

So, for $32, you’ll get a three-course meal, which consists of one appetizer to share, your own entrees and a shareable dessert. I love the sharing part, it makes it that much more romantic (if you don’t fight over what to get). For us if we decide to go anytime between February 10th and the 16th, we’d get the chorizo mozzarella fritters (which would be hubby’s choice), I’d get the top sirloin and he’d get the prime rib and for dessert we’d share the break up tub, because, wow, it looks so good!

Wine bottles are also $5 off during love week at Milestones or you could get one of their amazing delish signature bellinis for only $7.

(Expiry: 16th February 2014)

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February 5

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

Posted by on February 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

January and February are notoriously slow months for businesses like retail and restaurants. People are spent. If you are trying to save money on your budget, one of the best ways to do it is to eat at home. I love eating out and I find this very hard, but, if I (or my husband) could cook me a restaurant-worthy meal, it is almost nicer to stay home. Plus, restaurant portions are always huge and loaded with calories, so if you are trying to eat healthy, eating at home is much better option. Here are four meals from restaurants you can make at home and save you the cost of going out. I’ve used the restaurant prices from restaurants in Toronto as a guide, although this is just an average price range for a major city. The prices could be higher or lower in other urban or rural settings.

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

Pad Thai is one of the less expensive dishes you can get at a restaurant, but you can still do it cheaper at home. The first time you make it the ingredient list is going to add up, but these are mainly ingredients you can reuse again and again as the amounts you need are small. So as an average over time, this can be a very inexpensive dish. Check out this recipe from Closet Cooking, which looks utterly delicious.

Shrimp Pad Thai:

  • In a restaurant: $11.99
  • At home (averaged over time): $5
  • Savings: $7

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

If you love steak, like I love steak, chances are you really love it at a steakhouse. But, when you think about it, you can do the exact same thing at home following careful instructions. You just need to know how to feel the steak to know its doneness, just add salt and pepper and buy the best cut of meat. The cut of meat can be the exact one the steakhouse uses, but the dinner will be a fraction of the cost. Another very important trick that all of the restaurants use – add butter. Butter makes everything taste better and makes you think you can’t have this good of a steak at home. As for that side of baked potato, potatoes are very cheap and so easy to make too! Check out the Pioneer Woman’s tutorial on how to cook a steak and you’ll be eating like you are at The Keg every day.

Steak (12 oz New York) and a baked potato:

  • In a restaurant (The Keg): $30.95
  • At home: $15 for the steak, $1 for the potato, another $1 for the fixings
  • Savings: $14

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

How about breakfast for dinner (or for breakfast)? Make your own grand slam breakfast at home with all the trimmings – pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and toast for just a fraction of the price. Besides the bacon, all of these ingredients are notoriously inexpensive. Once you have the butter, eggs, milk and flour, pancakes are about $0.25 each or less made by you. Two eggs cost you about $0.50, toast is about $0.25 and the sausage or bacon probably outs you about $1 each. The grand total for your grand slam at home is considerably cheaper than the one at Dennys. You could even jazz it up a bit and make Paula Deen’s sausage egg sandwich recipe.

Grand Slam Breakfast:

  • In a restaurant (Dennys): $6.99 (more expensive on weekends)
  • At home: $3.25
  • Savings: $3.74

Photo Credit: Dennys

4 Restaurant Replacement Meals That Will Save You The Cost of Going Out

One of my husband’s favourite meals is grilled chicken caeser salad. In a restaurant, the markup on salad is astronomical and with salad you need to know that your ingredients are fresh because that is what makes the salad good. So many times I’ve been disappointed to find out that my salad has been made with bagged salad, which just tastes wrong. Making this at home, I not only can save some money, but I can choose the freshest ingredients too. This recipe from The Healthy Foodie is very healthy, but you don’t even need to make your own dressing. There are some really great bottled dressings out there like Renees or Newman’s Own that are really delicious and cost about $4 for an entire bottle that should last you at least four full-sized salads or more (so about $1 a serving). Making your own croutons is very simple and as easy as using stale bread (yay you recycled something you would have thrown out too), adding oil and spices and cooking in the oven. A skinless, boneless chicken breast will cost you about $3, and you don’t need to add many ingredients to cook it, since the dressing will speak for itself. Your entire head of romaine will cost $1-$2 depending on season. A squeeze of lemon will also make your salad pop. Spring for some nice parmesan cheese and you’ve got yourself a delicious, healthy and inexpensive salad.

Chicken caeser salad:

  • In a restaurant (Kelseys): $13.99 for an individual salad
  • At home: $4 for a family-sized salad
  • Savings: At least $10 depending on how many will eat it

Some tips for making your at-home meal feel more like it came from a restaurant:

  • Use white plates – white plates make the food stand out, not the plate
  • Decorate your table nicely with some candles, nice cutlery and glasses and even a tablecloth if you have one
  • Dim the lights
  • Spend your money on the wine to go with your meal, rather than the meal (plus tip and babysitter!)
  • Turn off all electronics including the television and put on some light, low music
  • Worry about the dishes tomorrow and just enjoy your meal and your company tonight

Bargainmoosers, do you have any great recipes for restaurant meals you can make at home for a fraction of the cost? Let me know in the comments below!

(Banner Photo credit: Sidious Sid)

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February 4

Amazon Canada: West Bend Theatre Popper Only $83

Posted by on February 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Amazon Canada: West Bend Theatre Popper Only $83

Deck out your man cave or family room with this West Bend 2.5-ounce theatre popper in red. It looks nice and provides you with fresh and theatre-like popcorn. What could be better? It was $119.99, now $83.99. Price comparing I didn’t see this many places in Canada, but when I did it was always $120.

This item isn’t just great for using at home, but you can also take it to your local street party, fun fairs, fundraisers and more and you’ll be the hit of the party. I say this because I’ve seen people bring these to these types of events and people will pay big money (ok about $1) to buy popcorn from this baby. This and the sno-cone machine go over very well. So, if you are a charity or run events, you don’t want to miss out on this deal and save yourself almost $40.

The popcorn cabinet holds up to 1.5 gallons of popcorn – oh what I could do with all that popcorn – and the parts are easy to clean and resistant to grease and oil. You can even pop them in the dishwasher.

Reviewers like this machine too and this very honest review will tell you:

I’m all smiles, my wife is all smiles, and my oldest is all smiles so there’s nothing esle to say except I highly recommend you get one ASAP!

This item will also ship for free.

(Expiry: 9th February 2014)

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February 1

Vegan Cuts Canada: Up To 60% Off Vegan Products

Posted by on February 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Vegan Cuts Canada: Up To 60% Off Vegan Products

If you are a vegan, or trying to become one, check out this new to Bargainmoose store called Vegan Cuts. Self-proclaimed tempeh lovers, the owners of this store wanted people to have choices for vegan foods, clothing and more, so they started this really cool store. They are also having a sale on right now with up to 60% off select items, so check it out.

On top of selling items like foods and housewares, Vegan Cuts has a snack box subscription and a beauty box subscription too. In the shop section, be sure to modify your search to “ships to Canada” to find the items that ship to Canada.

If you are thinking of doing a complete detox, you should check out the 4-week RawJuvenate complete organic detox. It includes a super green drink mix, pea protein powder, aloe, a daily probiotic and fiber. It was selling for $210 and is now only $89.

This wood fox necklace is very cute and stands for so much. Check out why you should buy this necklace and how you can donate to two great charities with your purchase. It is now only $15, was $20.

Shipping costs are listed on each individual product, with some being reasonable, some being what I’d call high. If it is an item you can’t easily get, then the shipping may well be worth it.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 29

Kashi Canada Printable Coupons: Save Up To $2

Posted by on January 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Kashi Canada Printable Coupons: Save Up To $2

Save up to $2 on Kashi cereals and granola bars with the printable coupons they have out on their site.

Normally, I wouldn’t blog a coupon that only saves you $2, but I love Kashi products so much, I thought I would. Recently, one of my sons has been put on a wheat-free diet. Now, this isn’t a gluten free diet, but wheat free is still a hard thing considering my son is a hard-core carb eater. He basically only eats toast, bagels and crackers with the occasional fruit or cheese thrown in. Switching all of these carbs over to non-wheat, but making sure they are nutritious has been a struggle.

I always eat Kashi brand cereals and granola bars. They are healthy and full of whole grains and other nutritious ingredients, with not a lot of sugar. My favourites include the Go Lean high protein cereal and the chocolate and coconut granola bars.

There are three coupons:

  • $1 off a box of the new Kashi chia granola bars (chia is so great for you)
  • $2 off any box of Kashi Organic Promise Gluten Free cereal or Kashi Nutty Chia Flax Multigrain cereal
  • $1 on any box of Kashi bars

Now, I wouldn’t call Kashi super-expensive compared to some other options for healthy cereals and bars, but both the cereal and bars get up in and around and above the $5 mark. So saving up to $2 is sweet, especially considering it is on their new line of products, which means you can try it for less than full-price. It looks like you need to log in to print your coupons (get a free account) and you can only print each once.

We have all of the great Kashi coupons in our forum, so check them out.

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January 14

Domino’s Canada: All Online Pizza Orders 50% Off

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Dominos Canada: All Online Pizza Orders 50% Off

Last time Domino’s had this offer, I took blogged it and took full advantage of it. I think I just might have to again. Get 50% off all pizza, both delivery or carryout.

I needed a lot of pizza for my son’s 8th birthday party and this deal came at the perfect time for me in December. I ended up getting 3 extra-large pizzas for less than $20 including delivery. All of the kids were happy and the pizza was delicious. Mind you, I only ordered cheese, extra cheese and pepperoni, so a few extra toppings might bring the price up a bit.

The average family probably orders two large pizzas with a few toppings, so that will still be under the $20 amount. Dinner, to your door, for less than $20! Ordering online is so incredibly easy too, with just a few clicks to order exactly what you want, change your mind, change it again and get exactly what you want.

Bargainmoosers, what are your favourite Domino’s Pizza toppings?

(Expiry: 19th January 2014)

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January 10

Kelseys Canada Printable Coupon: $10 Off $30

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Kelseys Canada Printable Coupon: $10 Off $30

Kelsey’s has their money card deal back on, where you simply have to print the $10 money card, eat at Kelsey’s with your order totalling $30 or more and then save $10.

I haven’t eaten at Kelsey’s in years, which is unfortunate for my husband because he loves Kelsey’s wings. I am personally not a big chain-type restaurant eater. I find their cookie cutter formula for making food a little off-putting. If I’m going to spend my money on eating out, I like it when a chef has put his/her blood, sweat and tears into it. Not into the food, but into cooking the food (that would be gross). However, with three young boys, going into a fancy restaurant that I would like to eat at is a challenge and the dirty stares I get when my youngest crawls under the table of a couple on their first date stops me from enjoying my braised fennel and greens. I also can’t stand paying $20 for a meal for my child that gets only a bite taken out of it. I then have to eat it and although I enjoy every bite, my waistline protests.

Kelsey’s is definitely a family-type restaurant, with a kid’s menu and affordable meals, especially with this great coupon. My entire family could probably eat here for about $40 before taxes and tip and now with this coupon, we’d probably get away with a total of $40! This coupon, unfortunately, doesn’t include alcoholic beverages, which Kelsey’s does really well. Their Caesars are my favourite.

What is your favourite Kelsey’s dish? Let me know in the comments below! The four cheese spinach dip is probably their most famous, but I do love the Sonoma Valley salad (which is still on the menu after many years!) and the messy fish sandwich looks pretty scrumptious.

If you are looking for this coupon to print the next time you are heading to Kelsey’s, get it in the forum.

(Expiry: 28th February 2014)

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January 7

East Side Mario’s Canada: $25 Voucher for Just $12

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

East Side Marios Canada: $25 Voucher for Just $12

This deal is for all the Italian food lovers out there. Click on the link below for East Side Mario’s and you can get a $25 voucher for just $12.  That is more than 50% off the regular price.

East Side Mario’s is one of my family’s favourite places to dine at for a few reasons. They are very reasonably priced, the food is great, they are kid friendly and who can forget about the endless delicious bread basket and salad or soup.  Their bread is so good I almost fill up on it before I even get my pasta and end up having part of my dinner for lunch the next day!

The vouchers will expire March 13th 2014 and there will be a limit of five $25 vouchers per person.  That means if you were to get all five, that is $125 worth of gift cards for just $60!  You will be able to pay with either Mastercard or Visa to get this great deal.

You will be able to use one per table but you can always give away a few as gifts.  Our family loves East Side Mario’s so much, I will be grabbing a couple of them myself.

(Expiry: 9th February 2014)

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December 27

Well.ca: 10% Off Coffee

Posted by on December 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Well.ca: 10% Off Coffee

At Well.ca, all coffee has been reduced by 10%, but only for a limited time. This includes: ground coffee, instant coffee, whole beans, espresso, decaffeinated coffee along with coffee capsules such as K-Cups, T-Discs and iperEspresso capsules.

Here’s a statement that I bet the vast majority of readers can easily admit to having uttered frequently during the madness and hecticness that preceded Christmas this year: “I love coffee“. We have all been there and while caffeine is part of numerous coffee routines, overpaying for it isn’t as fun.

For all the Starbucks fans out there, Well.ca’s sale may be a great opportunity to save on Starbucks K-cups, which you can buy in bulk and get an even bigger discount. The Starbucks House Blend 160 K-Cup case pack, for instance, is on sale for $131.39 (regular $145.99), while at the Starbucks Store, these come up to $22.95 for 24 k-cups (or $153 for the same amount of 160).

On top of saving on coffee, you can also save up to 60% off during Well.ca’s Boxing Week Blowout Sale, which as Avigayil mentioned in a previous post, has some pretty deep discounts on beauty products, vitamins and much more.

If it’s your first time shopping at Well.ca, then be sure to use one of our many Well.ca exclusive discount coupons to save $10 off purchases over $40 (valid for new customers only). Also, be sure to reach the $25 threshold for free shipping, otherwise a $4.99 shipping fee will automatically be applied.

(Expiry: 29th December 2013)

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December 24

Dealfind Canada: $100 For a Gourmet Secrets Samplers Club Package (Value $420)

Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Dealfind Canada: $100 For a Gourmet Secrets Samplers Club Package (Value $420)

If you are scrambling for a last minute gift idea for a foodie in your life, this one is perfect! Dealfind is offering a Gourmet Secrets samplers club package worth $420 for only $100.

What you get with this deal is six sampler codes so you or your gift recipient can get six sampler boxes that are redeemable once every two months. You don’t have to order one of every box and it is possible to even order the same box all six times.

Here’s the different kinds of boxes:

Variety Sampling Box:

  • 2x5oz Lemon & Herb Natural Free Range Chicken Breasts
  • 2x 454g Natural Angus XXX Lean Ground Beef
  • 2x6oz Prime Pork Steaks
  • 2x5oz Wild Coho Salmon Steaks

Catch Of The Day Sampling Box:

  • 2x5oz Wild Mahi Mahi Portions.
  • 2x4oz Wild Haddock Loins.
  • 2x5oz Wild European Pickerel Filet.
  • 4x5oz Wild Pacific Snapper.

Natural Free Range Chicken & Turkey Sampling Box:

  • 500g Natural Free Range Chicken Filet.
  • 2x10oz Free Range Turkey Breasts.
  • 4x100g Chicken Souvlaki Kabobs.
  • 454g Free Range Ground Turkey.

Finger Food Sampling Box:

  • 16x100g Deluxe Chicken Fingers.
  • 750g Fully Cooked Hot or Honey Garlic Chicken Wings.
  • 5x100g Boneless Dry.

Seafood Sampling Box:

  • 4x3oz Natural Crab Cakes.
  • 4×10 Shrimps Scampi (40pcs)
  • 4 oz Rock Lobster Tail.
  • 500g Nordique Island Seafood Sauce (Shrimps,Lobster & Scallops in white wine sauce)

AAA Alberta Beef Sampling Box:

  • 2x4oz Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon.
  • 4x6oz Celiac Homestyle Angus Steak Patties.
  • 454g Extra Lean Beef Cubes.
  • 2×6 oz. Angus Ranch Steaks.

This sounds amazing because you are basically getting enough meat in a box to feed a family for a week, for an average cost of $17 a box. It also sounds like the meat is not just regular meat, but prime, free-range and wild too. I love sampler boxes but it makes me try stuff I may not have bought on my own to try, that I may just love. This also makes a wonderful gift idea for someone who may be down on their luck financially, because you know they really could use meat to feed the family, and some of the meat is a real treat (like the Rock lobster tails!). The recipient also gets to choose what they like, rather than you choosing, as you are giving them the codes (or you could choose and just input their shipping address).

Also, $1 of every voucher sold goes to the Canadian Diabetes Association, so this is the gift that gives back a little. Shipping is included in the cost, which makes this deal even that much better. The meat is shipped frozen and in a ice-packed chest in case you can’t pick up from your doorstep right away.

(Expiry: 26th December 2013)

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December 22

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

Posted by on December 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

With Christmas a few days away, you might be having guests over, or going to a potluck where you need to bring a dish or a meal. This might make you feel like running away screaming, because of both the work and the cost, but it doesn’t have to, as I’ve compiled five easy and cheap ways to feed a crowd.

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

Bacon and eggs are usually a standard breakfast, but take so long and by the time you finish cooking, everyone but you has eaten. Check out this bacon and egg casserole. Farm Flavor mixed our favourite ingredients, all of which are not too expensive. Bacon is going to be your largest cost at about $5 a package and you probably need the whole package. Add less than a dozen eggs, two cups of milk and two cups of cheese, plus croutons (which you can very cheaply make yourself with bread ends) and you have eight servings for about $8, coming out around $1.25 a serving.

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

If brunch is your meal, try this very easy and frugal Monkey Bread, which may seem so indulgent, but its the holidays, so what else should we do if we don’t indulge? That Skinny Chick Can Bake has the recipe, which includes not much more than yeast, flour, sugar, butter and milk. Add some fresh fruit with this and you’ve got a rounded out meal for less than $1 per person.

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

If you are in charge of bringing a side, don’t suggest salad – that puppy costs the most with all of its fresh ingredients. The best thing to do is to bring an in-season vegetable, like carrots, which are very cheap to buy in bulk. This gourmet carrot mash with orange and mint won’t remind you of the gross boiled carrots you ate as a child. Cream, butter and a few seasonings will make this the Fine Cooking that it is, and it will cost you less than $0.50 per person.

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

If you are responsible for the main dish and the cost has you fretting, consider this one word: chili. You don’t needs hunks of meat to satisfy a crowd – you need something that warms up the belly, paired with a nice bread and you’ll have your winner. Chili consists of ground meat, which is the most inexpensive meat available, beans, which are so cheap both dried or canned, canned tomatoes, which are also inexpensive and a wide variety of spices, which you might have already. You can feed a crowd a fulfilling dinner for less than $1 a person if you feed chili. Buzzfeed has 23 chili recipes to excite your dreams because chili does not have to be boring.

5 Easy & Cheap Ways To Feed A Crowd At Christmas

Now for the finale – rice pudding. Rice pudding is extremely easy to make, tastes so delicious and you can make big batches of it to feed a crowd. It is also great for the young to the old, those with teeth and without. Martha Stewart can’t be wrong with her easiest rice pudding recipe, which has little more than rice, sugar and milk. You are probably looking at $0.75 for an ample serving.

Bargainmoosers, which of these recipes made you want to run out and buy the ingredients? Let me know in the comments below!

(banner image credit: regan76)

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December 20

Snackbox Canada Exclusive Promo Code: $15 Off Your First Order

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Snackbox Canada Exclusive Promo Code: $15 Off Your First Order

Get $15 off your first purchase of a Snackbox or Snackbox subscription with our exclusive Bargainmoose promo code.

Click here to shop @ Getsnackbox.com now

  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE
  • Discount: $15 off
  • Expiry: 31st January 2013

I recently had the pleasure of acquiring a delicious Snackbox. It was way larger of a box than I had thought and when I opened it, my kids were complete scavengers, trying to eat everything in the box. What I loved about that was that everything was healthy! The box consisted of 13 healthy full-sized (not sample) items and although it changes every time, I’ll tell you about some of the treats I got.

Right away we opened the Wal Lana cassava chips ($2.89). I had never eaten cassava chips before, which are gluten and everything else free, and I was actually really surprised at how tasty they were. They reminded me of Munchos chips, so light and melt in your mouth. My kids ate the whole bag (I got a few). Then of course being a chip loving family, we opened the BBQ Hardbite chips, and these were really good too, also free of all the bad stuff that’s in regular chips. So, you might think, what is so healthy about chips? Besides the chips, the box also included items like mango snacks, dark chocolate, a ginger drink, nut thins, sunbutter, roasted chickpeas and quite a bit more.

I think these snack boxes make an excellent gift idea because 1) everyone eats 2) people want to eat healthier 3) people want convenience 4) people want to try new products without paying for them. Snackbox included a list of all the items, where you can get them and their regular price on a really cute card. I love that it introduced me to some items I would have never known to love otherwise, like the cassava chips and bana krisp, which is a blend of almonds, rum and bananas made into really flavourful crisps. This would make a great gift for your spouse, a teacher, an employee or anyone. I think it would be great to send to someone’s work, so that they have almost a month’s worth of healthy afternoon snack options.

The total of my box would be $46.88, not including what they paid for shipping. There are three types of subscriptions:

  • One month at a time – $33 per box plus $6.95 = $39.95 a month
  • Three months at a time – $37 a box plus $6.95 a month = $101.85 total
  • Six months at a time – $24 a box plus $6.95 a month = $185.70 total

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