52 Ways To Save: Ditch the Disposable Products

Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.  

Ditch Disposable Products

Sorry for the delay in this week’s post.  Some things came up that I couldn’t avoid!

One way to save big through the year is to ditch the disposable products that you use on a daily basis. (Or reuse them.) While our household hasn’t 100% ditched the disposables, we’re still pretty good at reusing the stuff we can!

Here are some ideas to help eliminate or reduce paper/plastic products that you may purchase on a regular basis. I wouldn’t try to eliminate all of these products all at once, just slowly reduce and eliminate them one at a time.

Paper Towels

I still purchase paper towel, but maybe once a year? It’s honestly for my husband. Ha!  For big wet messes I like to use beach towels (or any dirty towel I have laying around.) Washcloths work great for cleaning windows or small messes.

Napkins

Well, we don’t really use cloth napkins, but those little baby washcloths sure come in handy for cleaning up my daughter. My husband and I just use soap and water when we’re finished, but I wouldn’t say we’re messy eaters like my daughter 😉 We have a pile of napkins from restaurants in the drawer that also come in handy. (since they’d be thrown out at the restaurant anyways, we take them home.)

Plastic shopping bags

I try to have my own reusable shopping bags on hand at all times, but sometimes I forget!  Plus, if I’m being honest, I like to bring home plastic shopping bags once in a while to use in our garbage cans.

Sandwich/freezer bags

I’m the crazy lady who washes and reuses sandwich and freezer bags. (I can’t be the only one?) I’ll have them drying out all over the place in the kitchen. I don’t wash the really yucky ones though or the ones that had meat in them. Those get tossed. I actually had to purchase sandwich bags the other day and I was surprised at the cost! (I didn’t even have a coupon!)

Aluminum foil

We don’t use aluminum foil very often, but sometimes when we do, I can reuse it because it wasn’t touching any food. I just fold it up gently then pull it out next time I need some for grilling veggies or covering a cheesy lasagna!

I think by eliminating or reducing the amount you use these items, you can save big through the year. Or in the example of plastic shopping bags, you’re saving yourself some good cash by not purchasing “real” trash bags!

What disposable products have you eliminated from your home? What items would you like to eliminate?

See the other articles in this series, here.

SmartSource Coupon Insert for July 25, 2015

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Here are the new coupons you can find in the July 25, 2015 edition of SmartSource!  (Find the SmartSource coupon insert in your local newspaper) Click here for a more exact list of newspapers you’ll find the insert in.  You’ll also find the 2015 insert schedule here.

  • Save $3.00 when you buy 2 Arm & Hammer laundry detergents (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $2.00 off two 2L or one 12 x 355ml pack of Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $1.50 off Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner trigger (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $1.50 off Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner aerosol (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $2.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gel (expires October 31, 2015)

SmartSaver Coupon Insert: Back-to-School Issue

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I just found a new coupon insert in our paper today! It’s the SmartSaver Back-to-School issue.  Here are the coupons I found inside:

  • Mail in Rebate: Free Finish Quantum Max (expires September 30, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Free Finish Jet-Dry, Dishwasher cleaner or Dishwasher freshener (expires September 30, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Buy 1 Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic foot file, get a refill pack free (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Free Air Wick Life Scents Freshmatic or Scented Oil starter kit (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Save $1.00 off Air Wick Life Scents Freshmatic or Scented Oil refill (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Buy 1 Veet Natural Inspirations hair removal product, get 1 Free (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Free Resolve Gold Oxi-Action, Oxi action, or Crystal White (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Save $1.50 off Resolve Carpet Cleaner (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Save $0.75 off French’s mustard (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $0.75 off French’s ketchup (expires October 31, 2015)
  • Save $1.00 off Scotties 6 pack or larger (expires December 31, 2015)
  • Save $1.00 off Purex or Cashmere Ultraluxe bath tissue (expires December 31, 2015)
  • Save $2.00 off any Woolite laundry detergent (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Free Durex lubricant or Durex RealFeel 12 count product (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Mail in Rebate: Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System (expires August 28, 2015)
  • Save $2.00 off any two Lysol products (expires August 28, 2015)

MyPublisher: Free Photo Book!

MyPublisher: Free Photo Book

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For a limited time only, get a FREE photo book from MyPublisher! The book is a 8.5″ x 11.25″ hardcover book and has a $34.99 value! Or, if you want a bigger book, you can take $34.99 off a 15″ x 11.5″ hardcover photo book.

Once you sign up with your email address you’ll be emailed a coupon code.

Offer valid for new customers only. Shipping and taxes are extra.  Offer ends August 9, 2015.

Walmart: hometrends 5-Piece Wicker Dining Set only $200

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The hometrends 5-Piece Wicker Dining Set is on clearance for only $200 from Walmart!  (was $628) Here are some details:

  • The materials are weather proof except cushions; cushions content is 100% polyester fibers
  • UV, weather and colour fast fade resistant
  • 2 Year manufacturer’s Warranty
  • The cushion covers can be removed and washed
  • Steel frame, wicker is made of resin materials
  • total three boxes; one for table, dimension is 121x121x19cm; two for chairs, dimension is 104x74x63cm & 72×62.5×97.5
  • dark grey & white
  • The fill of the pillow is 100% polyester fibers
  • This set can fit under a 10’x10′ gazebo

Shop online at Walmart.ca now.

Hudson’s Bay Flash Sale: 30% off Women’s Clearance and Fashion Jewelry

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Hudson’s Bay is back with a couple of Flash Sales today!  Here they are:

In the past, I’ve found some really great deals in the women’s clearance!

Both sales end today, July 29, 2015.

Free eBooks: DIY Natural Beauty Recipes, Crafts for Kids and More

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There are four ebooks that are free on Amazon.ca today!

The price is currently $0 but please be aware that this can change at any time.  Also note that these free downloads are especially for Kindles but you can download a free app which allows you to read these Kindle ebooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone!

Double check that they are still $0 before purchasing!

Entertainment Coupon Books $12.99 or Less

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All 2015 Entertainment coupon books are on sale in Canada!  Here how the pricing works:

  • $12.99 for Canadian Prairies, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver Island
  • $9.99 for Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa

Shipping is free too! Sale ends July 31, 2015.

Order your 2015 Entertainment coupon book now.

Addition Elle: Extra 50% off Sale Items

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Today only, save an extra 50% off sale items from Addition Elle!

No coupon code needed!

Shop online at Addition Elle now.

Offer ends July 29, 2015. Shipping is free on orders of $100 or more.

Checkout 51 Sneak Peek: Cash Back Offers for July 30 – August 5, 2015

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Here is the new Checkout 51 sneak peek with cash-back offers beginning on July 30, 2015!  The offers will expire at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Download the Checkout 51 app here.

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

 

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

Buy 3: NESTLÉ® GERBER Puffs
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $1.00

Tetley Signature Collection Tea
30 g – 40 g package, any variety.
cash Back: $1.50

Kellogg’s To Go* Breakfast Shakes
4 x 296 mL bottle, any variety.
cash Back: $0.50

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

Schneiders® Mild Italian Smoked Chicken Sausage
Mild Italian variety only.
cash Back: $1.00

Schneiders® Spicy Jalapeno Smoked Chicken Sausage
Spicy Jalapeno variety only.
cash Back: $1.00

Schneiders® Sundried Tomato and Basil Smoked Chicken Sausage
Sundried Tomato and Basil variety only.
cash Back: $1.00

Yorkshire Valley Farms Organic Chicken Burgers
Any variety.
cash Back: $2.00

Combo: Buy 2: Renée’s Salad Dressing + Salad Greens
Any variety. Excludes Renée’s Dips. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $2.50

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

Buy 2: All-Bran* Cereal
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $1.50

Buy 2: Kellogg’s* Froot Loops* cereal
345 g box or more. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Ocean’s Tuna Salads
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $2.00

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

TRESemmé PERFECTLY (UN)DONE Waves™ products
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
cash Back: $1.00

Venus® Swirl Flexiball™ Razor
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes and gift, bonus, or value packs.
cash Back: $2.00

St. Ives® body wash
Any variety. Excludes trial & travel sizes and gift packs.
cash Back: $1.00

St. Ives® facial care products
Any variety. Excludes trial & travel or gift packs.
cash Back: $1.00

St. Ives® lotion
Any variety. Excludes trial & travel sizes and gift packs.
cash Back: $1.00

Stacy’s® Pita Chips or Pretzel Thins
Any variety of Stacy’s® Pita Chips 208 – 227 g bag or Stacy’s® Pretzel Thins 198 g bag.
cash Back: $1.00

Quaker® Harvest Granola Bars
Valid on 175 g – 1.09 kg package. Any flavour, any variety.
cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Club House La Grille Products
Any variety of Club House seasonings, marinades, and BBQ sauces. Items must appear on the same receipt.
cash Back: $2.50

ACE Bakery™ Gourmet Burger Buns
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tim Hortons French Vanilla Cappuccino
8 Single Serve Cups (112 g).
Cash Back: $2.00

At Select Retailers: Tim Hortons Steeped Tea
Any variety. 14 Single Serve Cups (70g) or 14 T-Discs (32g).
Cash Back: $2.00

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

Charmin® products
Any variety, 12ct or higher. Excludes trial and travel sizes and gift, bonus, or value packs.
Cash Back: $1.00

Ziploc® Zip ‘n Steam
Valid on Ziploc® Zip ‘n SteamTM Steam Cooking Bags
Cash Back: $1.00

$50 iTunes card
Valid only on $50 iTunes card. Gift card values cannot be combined.
Cash Back: $4.00

Buy 3: Buddig™ Deli Meats
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.60

Select Quaker® Instant Oatmeal products
Only valid on Quaker® Instant Oatmeal High Protein Triple Berry, Quaker® Instant Oatmeal High Protein Maple & Brown Sugar, Quaker® Instant Oatmeal Lightly Sweetened Apple & Cinnamon, Quaker® Instant Oatmeal High Fibre Wild Berry Medley and Quaker® Instant Oatmeal High Fibre Raisins & Spice varieties. Excludes single serve varieties.
Cash Back: $1.00

Heinz Mustard
550 mL bottle.
Cash Back: $1.00

Ombrelle® Sunscreen by Garnier
Any variety.
Cash Back: $2.00

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

Mr. Christie’s Despicable Me Snak Paks
180 g package.
Cash Back: $0.75