Links Worth Sharing: Week of August 29, 2015

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!

Forever 21: 30% off Select Tops and Shorts

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I’m still having some technical issues that are making it quite difficult to do any regular posting!  I’ve been in touch with a tech guy so hopefully things will be back to normal soon.  Thanks for understanding!

It’s a Labor Day Sale online at Forever 21! Enjoy 30% off select tops and shorts!

Shop online at Forever 21 now.

While supplies last.

Crocs Canada Summer Clearance Sale: Save up to 60% off

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The Crocs Canada End of Summer Clearance sale is on now!  Save up to 60% off clearance items and take 15% off select new arrivals at Crocs.ca!

Plus, use the coupon code SALE25 to save an extra 25% off sale items!

Shop online at Crocs Canada now.

Offer ends August 31, 2015.

Is Direct Sales Right for You?

Is Direct Sales Right for You?

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You may have been to direct sales parties, which are the ones such as Scentsy, Avon, Stampin’ Up, Thirty One, Young Living and other purchase from home products. You may have thought about being a brand rep for these products yourself, so you can earn a little extra cash on the side or just pay off a few extra bills. While direct sales are a great way to make some extra cash, it isn’t for everyone. Here’s what you need to know to determine if direct sales are right for you!

1. You have to be motivated.

With direct sales, you need to go out and find your clients, and they may not just fall into your lap. Make sure you have the motivation to get out and do a little door knocking per say, so you can start your own customer base and start getting some sales.

2. You have to be thick skinned.

When you are in any kind of sales, you may hear the words NO or NOT INTERESTED. You have to be thick skinned and realize these are not personal attacks, this is just a person who is not interested and you can move on and use your energy elsewhere.

3. You have to put in evening hours.

Most parties for direct sales products happen in the evening hours when the party host is off work for the day. If you want to do home parties, be prepared to work evenings and attend weekend parties as well as this is generally the time that’s convenient for most.

4. Your income may fluctuate.

Around the holidays you may have amazing sales, but those sales may drop off during the deep winter or deep summer months. While the extra income is fun, you don’t want to have to rely solely on it as it can fluctuate.

5. You are in charge of looking after your own taxes.

In most cases of direct sales, the company does not deduct your income taxes for you. Check with a local accountant to make sure you have the correct paperwork on file to look after your own taxes and keep your business legal.

6. You may need money out of pocket to start.

Most direct sales companies require the sales rep to come out of pocket for their starter kit. You may need to purchase your own catalogs, samples, and other products with your own money as well. If you’re going into direct sales, be prepared to spend your own money to get set up.

7. Know that fads come and go.

Before diving into any direct sales company, remember that fads come and go. What’s hot today may not be hot tomorrow. Be sure you are investing in a company that offers some long term stability and a quality product that people are sure to come back for.

So is direct sales right for you? If you think so, start researching companies that you believe in and have purchased from yourself. You might find that you can make some extra money while doing something you really love!

Technical Difficulties!

Hi all!

My daughter and I are hitting the road today and making our way to Victoria for a few days!  While I’m planning on keeping a somewhat regular schedule, I’ve been having technical difficulties. Sheesh!  I’m currently not able to put pictures in each post and any post I schedule, doesn’t get published! Makes it hard to get work done for you!

Fingers crossed things will be back to normal soon.

In the mean time, have a great Wednesday!

Checkout 51 Sneak Peek: Cash Back Offers for August 27 – September 2, 2015

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Here is the new Checkout 51 sneak peek with cash-back offers beginning on August 27, 2015!  The offers will expire at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  Download the Checkout 51 app here.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials
Any variety. 4×237 ml bottles or 400 g powder.
Cash Back: $1.50

McCain® Pizza Pockets® snacks
Offer valid on any variety of 4-pack and 8-pack boxes only.
Cash Back: $0.75

McCain® Deep ‘n Delicious® Desserts
Valid on 400 – 680 g sizes. Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

BlueWater® Seafoods Smart & Crunchy™ Fish
Any variety, 431 g – 445 g bag.
Cash Back: $2.00

Buy 2: Ocean’s SnacKits and SnacKit Dips
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Pringles* Tortilla Chips
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: MAXWELL HOUSE Keurig® Compatible Pods*
117 g, any variety. Excludes MAXWELL HOUSE House Blend 468 g. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $3.00

Tetley Signature Collection Tea
30 g – 40 g package, any variety.
Cash Back: $2.00

Tetley Tassimo Green Tea Latte
8 lattes, 439 g package. Excludes all other Tetley and Tassimo products.
Cash Back: $3.00

Buy 2: Select Huggies® Diapers
Offer valid on Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers, Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers, Huggies® Little Movers Diapers and Huggies® Little Movers Slip-On® Diapers. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $6.00

Buy 3: NESTLÉ® GERBER Puffs
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: NESTLÉ GERBER® Lil’Whoos™ Crackers
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: NESTLÉ® GERBER Fruit & Veggie Melts™
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

NESTLÉ® GERBER Organic Baby Cereals
Oatmeal or Brown Rice, 208 g container.
Cash Back: $1.00

Magnum® ice cream bars
Any variety. Excludes single-serving Magnum® ice cream bars.
Cash Back: $1.00

Breyer’s® Yogurt Swirls Frozen Yogurt
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Dawn®
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes and gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $0.50

Febreze®
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes and gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $0.75

Fleecy* Products
Any variety of Fleecy* Liquid or Sheets Fabric Softener. Excludes Fleecy* 850ml Liquid and 40ct Sheets.
Cash Back: $1.00

Mr.Clean®
Any variety. Excludes Mr Clean® One Count Eraser. Excludes trial and travel sizes, and value,gift and bonus packs.
Cash Back: $0.50

Cascade®
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Swiffer® Refills
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Tide® Pods
Any variety.
Cash Back: $2.00

Swiffer® Starter Kits
Valid on Swiffer Bissell STEAMBOOST™ mops, Sweep & Trap™, SweeperVac, Duster, or WetJet starter kits. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $3.00

Fleecy* Fragrance Pearls™
Any variety of Fleecy* in-wash scent boosters. Excludes all other Fleecy* products.
Cash Back: $2.00

Canadian Living Newsstand Issues
Valid on the September newsstand issue.
Cash Back: $1.00

Snapware® Products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 5: Buddig™ Deli Meats
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Yorkshire Valley Farms Organic Chicken Burgers
Any variety. 684 g package.
Cash Back: $2.00

Buy 2: Classico® Pasta Sauce
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Kellogg’s* Rice Krispies* Cereal
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.50

Mrs. Dash®
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Weber Seasonings
Any variety. 142 g – 164 g.
Cash Back: $1.50

Buy 2: Kellogg’s* Frosted Flakes* cereal
425 g box or more. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.50

Sugar Twin®
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Kashi* cereals
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.50

Buy 2: Secret® Deodorant
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes and gift, bonus, or value packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $2.50

Old Spice® Antiperspirant/Deodorant
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Old Spice® Body Wash or Bar
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Olay® Skin Care products
Any variety. Excludes all Olay® cleansers, beauty bars and body wash. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Vitafusion™ SleepWell Gummy Supplements for Adults
Any variety.
Cash Back: $2.00

Schick Hydro® 5 Disposables
Hydro 5 Disposables razor only. Excludes Hydro 5 reusable razor, refills and gift packs.
Cash Back: $2.00

DOVE® Hair Care products
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes and Dove Men+Care® products.
Cash Back: $1.00

Secret® Clinical Strength Antiperspirant/Deodorant
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $2.00

AXE White Label Shampoo+Conditioner
355 mL bottle. Valid on Forest and Night variants. Excludes trial and travel size.
Cash Back: $1.00

Milk-Bone* Brushing Chews*
Offer valid on Milk-Bone* Brushing Chews*, 156g size only. Any variety. Excludes all other Milk-Bone* products.
Cash Back: $1.50

WHEAT THINS Toasted Pita Crackers
226 g. Valid only on Original and Garlic & Herb varieties.
Cash Back: $1.00

Special K* Popcorn Chips
127 g, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Well.ca Back to School Blowout: Save up to 40% off

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Well.ca is gearing up for Back to School with a blowout sale!  Save up to 40% off a ton of school essentials.  I happened to notice that Skip Hop backpacks are only $14.99. That’s a whopping $10 off!

Shop online at Well.ca now.

Sale ends August 30, 2015.

Scotch Thermal Laminator only $11.99 (Today Only)

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You’re going to kick yourself if you miss out on this deal and you’ve been wanting a laminator!  Today nly, grab a Scotch Thermal Laminator for only $11.99 from Amazon.ca. (70% off). Here are some details:

  • Protects important frequently handled documents.
  • Improved sleek modern design is easy to use and store.
  • Document finish for sensitive materials, inks and photographs.
  • Easy to use
  • Improved sleek modern design
  • Easy to store

Shop online at Amazon.ca now.

Sears Canada: Free Portrait Package!

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I love these offers!  For the past couple of Christmas’ Sears and Walmart have offered free portrait packages.  Now, Sears has a coupon for a free portrait package so you can get some Summer/Fall shots too!

The free package includes:

  • Free session fee ($14.99 value)
  • One 11×14 wall portrait print
  • One 8×10 print
  • Two 5×7 prints
  • Four 3 1/2 by 5 prints

Get your coupon here.

Plus, forward this deal to three friends, and you will they will send you a free 16×20″ wall portrait worth $94.98!

Offer expires September 30, 2015.

MyPublisher: Photo Books up to 50% off

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Save up to 50% off photo Books from MyPublisher!  Here’s how this offer works:

  • Save 50% off orders of $100 or more
  • Save 25% off orders of $50 or more

Start creating your MyPublisher photo book now.

Offer ends September 22, 2015.  No coupon code required.