Links Worth Sharing: Week of April 29, 2017

Here are the interesting links I came across on my travels around the web this week!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Here are a few post you may have missed from Simply Frugal:

13 Deals You Need to Get from Real Canadian Superstore this Week

As many of you have noticed, the weekly coupon matchups haven’t been updated since last December. As a one man team here at Simply Frugal, it’s simply not possible for me to find the time to sit down for hours to complete them each week. So for the time being, they’re off the table. 🙁 Most likely a temporary thing until my youngest is a bit older.

But, I’m trying something new. Starting this week, I’m going to feature 10 deals that I think are great from various Canadian grocery stores and drugstores. This particular post will feature 13 deals that you “need” to get from Real Canadian Superstore (West). Many of the deals will not require coupons, but I will list any matching coupons if available. How does this sound to you? Here goes:

Christie Crackers $1.88

Purex bathroom tissue, 30 doubles $9.98

Purex laundry detergent, 4.43L $6.98

Heinz ketchup $2.97

Kellogg’s family size cereal $4.48

Breyers Classic frozen dessert or Popsicle novelties $2.97

Campbell’s broth $1.88

Palmolive dish soap $1.77

PC frozen fruit $3.33 each when you buy 3

Skittles or Starburst candy $1.98

Dairyland sour cream, 500ml $1.98

Old El Paso dinner kits $2.88

Heinz beans or pasta $0.97

All sales end May 4, 2017.

8 Deals You Need to Get from Walmart this Week

Walmart Canada

As many of you have noticed, the weekly coupon matchups haven’t been updated since last December. As a one man team here at Simply Frugal, it’s simply not possible for me to find the time to sit down for hours to complete them each week. So for the time being, they’re off the table. 🙁 Most likely a temporary thing until my youngest is a bit older.

But, I’m trying something new. Starting this week, I’m going to feature 8 deals that I think are great from various Canadian grocery stores and drugstores. This particular post will feature 8 deals that you “need” to get from Walmart. Many of the deals will not require coupons, but I will list any matching coupons if available. How does this sound to you? Here goes:

Bag of Rainbow Peppers $2.47

Purex bathroom tissue, 24 double rolls $7.93

Starbucks K-Cups and Ground Coffee $7.97 (get your $5.00 gift card)

Nestle Parlour Ice Cream tub $2.98

Sunlight dishwasher detergent $6.97

Gain liquid laundry detergent, 4.43L $8.88 (use the $1.00 printable)

Secret premium antiperspirant $2.96 (use the $0.75 printable)

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara $5.96

 

These deals end May 3, 2017.

Let me know in the comments below of any other great deals that you’ve spotted at Walmart this week!

Cents of Style: Inspirational Graphic Tees only $15.95

Are graphic tees in your everyday clothing rotation? These Inspirational graphic tees from Cents of Style will inspire you and those around you as you wear them.

Use the coupon code BESTORY to make each tee only $15.95! (reg. $29.95).

Shop online at Cents of Style here.

Offer ends April 30, 2017. Shipping to Canada is only $5.00.

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read the disclosure policy here. Thank you for your support!)

Set of Three Non Stick Skillets only $19.97

Looking to replace some frying pans? Get a set of three non-stick skillets in red for only $19.97 from Sears.ca! Here are some details:

  • Non-stick interior for easy cooking and cleaning
  • Forged, grooved aluminum makes a durable, even-heating pan
  • Dishwasher safe for even easier cleaning
  • 8”, 10” and 12” pans measure up to your cooking needs
  • Black Bakelite handle keeps you cool while things heat up

Shop online at Sears.ca here.

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Amazon.ca: Plasma Car Just $44.97

Looking for a deal on a Plasma Car? Amazon.ca has one!  Get a red or blue PlasmaCar for $44.97, which is 51% off!  Here are some more details:

  • No gears, batteries or pedals. Just steer and away you go.
  • Multiple award winner
  • Great Exercise inside or outdoors.
  • Sleek, innovative design
  • The PlasmaCar is meant to be used on a smooth, flat, hard surface and will not function properly on carpet, grass, gravel, sand or any surface with “give”.
  • High quality and safe toys for children all ages
  • All our toys are made with safe materials and tested

Shop online at Amazon.ca now.  Shipping is also free.

Victsing Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil Set 50% off

Get the Victsing Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil Set for only $19.99 from Amazon.ca! (reg. $39.99). Here are some details:

  • 6 WATER-SOLUABLE ESSENTIAL OILS KIT: Orange, Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Peppermint. 10ml/.33fl oz each, packaged in dark bottle to help preserve the integrity and freshness of the oils.
  • 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS: Natural therapeutic grade, No additives, fillers, bases or carriers added, No chemicals, No harm to your body.
  • LOVELY FRAGRANCE: Use it in a diffuser and freshen up your space with soothing and calming scent, removing bad odors and creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
  • HEALTH BENEFITS: Different oils provide various therapeutic effects. Orange: promote positive attitudes and induce relaxation; Lavender: bring on relaxation and help with aches, depression, insomnia etc.; Tea Tree: great for healing wounds and killing bacteria; Lemongrass: give a boost of energy and help ease muscle pain; Eucalyptus: improve respiratory health; Peppermint: reduce muscle pains and relieve anxiety.
  • INFO CARD DETAILED DESCRIPTION. Coming with an info card which describes the benefits of every essential oil, a perfect gift idea for your family or friends who want to keep the air fresh and create a relaxing and calming environment. Every product from VicTsing will enjoy 45 days money-back and 12-month worry-free warranty.

Shop online at Amazon.ca here.

(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. Read the disclosure policy here. Thank you for your support!)

From Freezer to Table: Tips for Great Freezer Dinners

When it comes to tricks to help you save time, money and stress, freezer cooking is at the top of my list. Freezer cooking can fully change the way your family does things day to day. By planning ahead you can have have delicious, healthy meals for your family from the freezer instead of taking a spin through the drive through… again.

Tips for freezer cooking, freezer meals, freezer dinners

This time of year kids activities start back up and you may find yourself a little overwhelmed. But you can help tame the dinner time madness with these tips.

Make a menu.

You hear it all the time. But that’s because it works. A menu means you can shop once and do prep work as you put the food away. You’ll probably find that you don’t have to look inside the fridge multiple times a day only to decide that thinking about what will be for dinner is just too much again. While I like to plan a week’s worth of meals, you may want to just plan enough meals to get you until your next shopping day. I recommend planning to double 1 – 2 meals so that you can put the extra into the freezer. Perfect for days when you don’t have time to shop or prepare a meal from scratch because of activities.

Prep before putting food away.

The fastest way to create many meals for the freezer at once is to go shopping in the morning and spend the afternoon completing the prep work. This is great for working mothers or moms with a lot of activities during the week. Chop all of the ingredients for one meal and load right into freezer bags for a complete recipe. I’ve got a big list of freezer meals here that may interest you.  Now you can pull out a bag and toss right into the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or oven.

Cook double.

When you are cooking and baking, double your recipes to cook once but eat twice! This is a great way to reduce your workload because you can cook once and clean once. That means that on busy days you do not have to worry about cooking a meal or cleaning up from cooking. This works really well for casseroles, cookies and muffins, and soups. This is the least stressful way to build a large stash for your freezer with very little stress on you. No all day cooking or menu planning but you will be building a stash of meals for busy nights.

Protect from freezer burn.

While this freezer cooking is amazing for saving you time and money you will find that things can get freezer burnt causing unnecessary waste. To prevent freezer burn, remove air from packaging and use multiple layers around your food to keep it fresh longer. Never let air get into your packaging. Label your meals well so you do not need to open anything to find the meal you want.

I’d love to know your tips for making great freezer dinners! Let me know in the comments. 🙂

Want more great meal time tips? Check out The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! This fantastic resource includes over 450 recipes in various ebooks and so much more! Only available through May 1, 2017.