Share YOUR Stories and Frugal Tips

In an effort to increase the inspiration levels around Simply Frugal, I’m reaching out to you!

First of all, I’m looking for your stories about your frugal journey.   Have you recently paid cash for something you never thought you could?  Has your family survived a layoff?  How are you making things work financially?  I’d love to post your real-life stories to inspire and encourage others who may be having a hard go of things or simply need a kick in the pants to get back on track!  (or,  for those that like a good story!)

Secondly, I’m looking for your frugal tips and ideas that I’d love to share on Simply Frugal.  Do you know how to buy and sell a great used car?  Are you a gardening guru? How are you saving on gas costs?  How do you save an extra $100 a month? How do you successfully stay within your budget?  Perhaps you have a great frugal recipe or a kitchen hack that will save time and money?  What’s your favourite way to save your hard earned cash?

Those are just some ideas to get your ideas rolling.  I think it would be so great to hear and learn from those of you in the Simply Frugal community.  We can all make Simply Frugal an even better place!

Are you interested in sharing?  Submit your stories and ideas to me here. (make sure to put “reader submission” in the subject line)

Thank you!  I’m looking forward to being inspired!

PS:  Did you know you can see a full list of all the articles I’ve written for Simply Frugal as well as all the articles others have written for Simply Frugal right here? :)


Links Worth Sharing: Week of August 30, 2014

Links Worth Sharing

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

Old Navy Canada: Everything up to 50% off

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For this weekend only, save up to 50% off everything online and in-store at Old Navy Canada! I’m sure you will find some great prices!

Shop online at Old Navy Canada now.

Offer ends September 1, 2014

Teavana: Free Shipping on All Orders + up to 50% off


Teavana has a couple of things going on that you may want to check out!

First of all, celebrate the long weekend with up to 50% off select items online at! (Ends September 1, or while supplies last)

And lastly, enjoy FREE shipping on all orders with the coupon code FALLSHIPTEA! (Ends September 1, 2014) Normally shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.  You’ll also receive a free sample with your order!

SportChek: Kids Footwear Buy 1 Get 1 50% off

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Did you know that Children’s footwear is always Buy 1 Get the second pair for 50% off at SportChek?  It’s true!  So whether or not you have to buy two pairs for one child or one pair for one child and a different pair for another, you’ll save 50% off the second pair!

This offer is available in-stores and online.

Shop online at SportCheck Canada now.

New Coupons for CoverGirl and Snuggle from SmartSouce

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There are two coupons for CoverGirl and Snuggle products available from SmartSource!

Limit 2 prints per coupon.

New Olay Coupons from SmartSource

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The Simply Frugal SmartSource page has a ton of new coupons available for you to print!  Here they are:

  • Save $2.00 when you buy Two Olay bar, Olay Body Wash OR Ivory product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any one Olay Regenerist Luminous product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Regenerist product (excludes Olay Regenerist Luminous products)
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Total Effects product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Fresh Effects product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Classic Moisturizer product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Complete Moisturizer product
  • Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE Olay Cleanser product

Print your Olay coupons now.

Limit 2 prints per coupon.  All coupons exclude trial/travel size, value/gift/bonus packs.

How to Make a Personalized Teacher Tote


I think this is so cute and a great gift for a teacher!  Learn how to make this personalized teacher tote over at Handmade Mood!


Looking for more ideas on How to Make Crafts?  Check them out here.

Real Canadian Superstore Coupon Matchups

Real Canadian Superstore Coupon Matchups

Superstore Coupon Matchups

Click here to see the full Real Canadian Superstore flyer online.  The best deals this week at Real Canadian Superstore (West) are in Bold:

Real Canadian Superstore Coupon Matchups for August 29 – September 4, 2014:

Campbell’s tomato, cream of mushroom, chicken noodle or vegetable sou (12′s)  $5.87

Red or Green grapes (2lbs)  $2.68
use the $0.50 coupon
$2.18 after coupon

Country Harvest bread  $2.27
use the $0.50 coupon
$1.77 after coupon

Dove body wash  $2.83
use the $2.00 printable
$0.83 after coupon

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (890ml)  $3.94
use the $0.75 rebate from Checkout 51
$3.19 after cash back

Bick’s pickles  $2.94
use the $0.50 peelie coupon
$2.44 after coupon

Mott’s Fruitsations  2 for 3.96
use the $1.00 coupon
2 for  $1.96 if you have 2 coupons

Nutri-Grain bars  $1.67
use the buy 2 save $1.00 rebate from Checkout 51
2 for $2.34 after cash back

Eggo waffles or pancakes  $1.98
use the $1.00 tear pad coupon
$0.98 after coupon

Tostitos chips  $2.47
use the buy 2 save $1.50 coupon (gone)
2 for $3.44 after coupon

Royale Tiger towels (8 jumbo rolls)  $9.98
use the $2.00 printable
$7.98 after coupon

Finish Powerball tabs (100′s)  $15.93
use the $2.00 printable
$13.93 after coupon

Venus disposable razors  $5.96
use the $2.00 Brandsaver coupon
$3.96 after coupon

U by Kotex Tampons (14-24′s)  $3.48
use the $2.50 printable
$0.98 after coupon

Jamieson Vitamin C or D  $3.48
use the $2.00 Websaver coupon
$1.48 after coupon

Imodium Quick Dissolve  $8.98
use the $2.00 printable
$6.98 after coupon

Duracell batteries  $5.88
use the $1.00 Brandsaver coupon
$4.88 after coupon


Groupon: 62% off Bentgo All-in-One Stackable Lunchboxes (Set of 2)


At the beginning of the summer I purchased these EasyLunchboxes bento boxes and they have been working really well for us.  But I think these Bentgo All-in-One Stackable lunchboxes from Groupon would be excellent as well!  For one thing, they hold more food because they’re bigger! (That’s important to me, I like my snacks)

For a limited time only, save 62% off a set of two!  That makes them only $22.99!  Here is some more info:

  • 2 Bentgo lunchboxes, each including 2 stackable containers
  • 2 plastic forks
  • 2 plastic knives
  • 2 plastic spoons
  • Colorful, compact design
  • Durable and reusable
  • Made from all food-grade materials
  • BPA-free and FDA-approved
  • Top container nests inside bottom container
  • Sealing strap
  • Includes built-in plastic silverware
  • Not leakproof
  • Microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe
  • Microwaving lids is not recommended
  • Dimensions:
    • Top container: 6.8″ x 4.3″ x 1.7″
    • Each section of the top container: 3.4″x4.3″x1.7″
    • Bottom container: 7″x4.5″x 2.5″

Shop online at Groupon now.  Offer ends September 10, 2014.