Etsy Giveaway – Pillow Cover from Milk & Cookies Canada

I absolutely love all the fabrics in the Milk & Cookies Canada shop!  Misty uses designer fabrics to create beautiful pillow covers and inserts for your home.  I’m especially loving all the yellow fabrics as I had a terrible time this past Summer looking for yellow fabric.   One of the pillows from the Milk & Cookies Canada shop was even featured in Canada’s Style at Home magazine!  Misty would also love for you to check out her new blog and website, MilkandCookies.ca (the Etsy shop is accessible from there).

The winner of this giveaway will win a pillow cover of their choice priced between $20 – $25.

I’ve got a special discount for Simply Frugal readers who would like to make a purchase from Milk & Cookies Canada.

Use coupon code:  SIMPLYFRUGAL
Discount:  10% off your entire purchase
Expires:   November 30, 2011

Now for the giveaway!

To enter:

  • Comment on this post and mention one thing you can’t seem to resist buying for your home.  (mandatory, and make sure you leave a valid email address in the area provided)

For extra entries you can:

Please leave what you did for an extra entry, in a separate comment.

This giveaway is open to Canadians only and will end at 4pm PST Monday, November 21, 2010. I will draw the winner’s name that evening using Random.org and post the winner the following morning. I will also send an email to the winner.  Good luck!

The 2011 Simply Frugal Holiday Gift Guide for Etsy

Welcome to the second annual Simply Frugal Holiday Gift Guide!  With the gift guides (and giveaways!) I hope to help make your holiday shopping easier and more affordable by featuring many amazing Canadian companies!

I’m kicking of The 2011 Simply Frugal Holiday Gift Guide by featuring many of my favourite Canadian Etsy shops.  For those not in the know, Etsy is a place that allows users to buy and sell handmade & vintage items and craft supplies.  Etsy boasts over 170,000 shops that allow crafters to sell their goods to create a living for themselves.  You’ll find Etsy shops in all corners of the world!   In the gift guide below you’ll find a list of some of my favourite Canadian Etsy shops that I enjoy browsing or shopping from!  Enjoy!

 

Heartfelt Yarn Wreaths – Katie at Heartfelt Yarn Wreaths (located in Winnipeg) makes some absolutely gorgeous holiday yarn wreaths that I’m sure any of the Christmas lovers on your list would love to receive!  Not only does she make wreaths, but she also features beautiful felt brooches, yarn trees cupcake flags and gift certificates.  Katie would love to offer shoppers a 15% discount with the code SIMPLYFRUGAL.  Expires November 30, 2011.

Asil Designs –  Lisa creates beautiful and unique jewelry, such as necklaces, earrings and rings.  I know I would be so pleased to receive any of her pieces for Christmas this year!   Lisa would love to give Simply Frugal readers a 15% discount on their purchase and for every $50 spent you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Asil Designs…for future purchases!  Make sure to use the discount code FRUGAL15.  Expires November 30, 2011.

The Counting Sheep Company – Sarah, a busy Mom of three creates amazing 3-in-1 crib sheets.  The sheets are a great time and money saving tool for parents. They really take the place of three separate things…a waterproof mattress liner, a mattress pad and a sheet, all for less than the price of a mattress pad!  It also comes off and on the mattress super fast during late night changes.  Sarah is very generously giving one Simply Frugal reader a chance at winning one of her crib sheets!  Make sure to use the discount code Frugal15 to save 15% off your purchase at The Counting Sheep Company. Code expires December 25, 2011.

Milk and Cookies Canada – A favourite home decor shop from last year, Misty transforms designer fabric into gorgeous pillows for your home!  I’m finding it hard to choose one pillow cover that I love the most, there are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from!  Misty would also like to give one lucky winner a fabulous pillow cover of their choosing from Milk and Cookies Canada!   Be sure to use the discount code SIMPLYFRUGAL to save 10% off your entire purchase.  Code expires November 30, 2011.

birdAve – Okay, birdAve features some of the neatest hand drawn prints I’ve seen!  I love the black and white city skylines with the bright coloured backgrounds (as seen in the picture to the left).  There are cities from all around the world, including quite a few from Canada!  birdAve would love to give one print (of the winners choice or a refund if a purchase has already been made) to one Simply Frugal reader!  Be sure to use the discount code FRUGAL to save 15% off your Christmas shopping!

PureComfort – PureComfort Jewelry offers a collection of beautiful, handmade, authentic Baltic amber teething necklaces and other teething jewelry for babies and toddlers. For centuries throughout Europe, Baltic amber has been used for healing and wellbeing. When worn, the warmth from the body releases the amber’s natural oils into the skin, soothing the misery of teething aches (and other discomforts), offering a completely natural teething remedy. A matching necklace for moms can also be custom made on request!  Use discount code HOLIDAY15 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order!  PureComfort would also love to give one Simply Frugal reader one sunshine lemon elastic anklet/bracelet!

Designs By Yo – “Showcasing my creativity began several years ago while designing costumes for community theater productions. I first began beading in earnest after designing the necklace Eliza wore to the ball in My Fair Lady, and I haven’t looked back. I am new to the Etsy community, and am looking forward to sharing my work, and hope to add some exciting pieces to your signature look. I love to create new pieces, so if you see something you like, but would like it better in another colour or style, I’d be happy to design a custom piece.”   Designs by Yo is generously giving away a set of glass pearl wrapped bracelets to one Simply Frugal reader!  Use the discount code SIMPLYFRUGAL to save 25% off your purchase through December 31, 2011.  Make sure to take advantage of the free gift wrapping if you’re sending a gift to someone at a different address!

SoarCreative – Titled “SoarCreative” so as not to limit the possibilities, Bonnie’s shop is simply an outlet to allow her to do what she loves.  She believes that there is a love and connection to handmade objects that will never be equaled in the mass produced items that fill our lives.  Bonnie features books, jewelry, textiles, and art that are created from found and rescued objects combined with other inspirations.   SoarCreative would also love to give one Simply Frugal reader a custom Monogram Cafe Cozy in their choice of colour, buttons and initial.  Use the discount code 2BFRUGAL to save 10% off your purchase through November 20, 2011.

Kendra’s Jewelry Shoppe – a shoppe full of unique polymer clay creations based in Regina, Saskatchewan!  Each item is hand made by Kendra who takes great pride in her work.  She has a cute selection of earrings, necklaces and zipper pulls!  Kendra would love to have one Simply frugal reader win any one item (of their choice) from her shoppe!  Use the discount code SIMPLY2011 to save 20% off your entire purchase.  Oh and shipping is free on all orders!

mateo &  tobiasmateo & tobias design modern and fun wall prints to decorate your living and work space.  From alphabet and number prints to birth announcements and inspirational art, each print can be customized in terms of color and personalization.  They also make wonderful gifts and keepsakes!  To get 10% off your purchase until November 30, 2011, just enter SIMPLYFRUGAL as a coupon code at checkout.  mateo & tobias would also love to give one Simply frugal reader a $30 gift certificate to the Etsy shop!

Decor and Crafts – Shoppers will find unique, one of a kind buntings made from children’s storybooks, paper garland made from children’s storybooks plus the odd vintage finds and vintage children’s books.  Decor and Crafts simply wants to put a smile on your face and to brighten a room with their one of a kind designs. Plus encourage you to create your own artwork with their unique finds and supplies.  Sherri would love to give one Simply frugal reader an Alice in Wonderland Paper Garland!  Make sure to use the discount code SIMPLYFRUGAL to save 15% off your purchase!

Being Jewellery – Jewellery that has a funky flare with a vintage feel.  Sherri features beautiful necklaces, rings and gorgeous hair pins that are totally worth checking out for yourself  or for those special women on your gift list this year.  Being Jewellery would love to give one Simply Fugal reader a set of three hairpins!  Use the discount code SIMPLYFRUGAL to save 15% off your purchase!

Ideas Company – “ideas company is (www.ideascompany.ca) a graphic and web design company.   Working all day with corporate clients, “creativity” isn’t always appreciated so we developed these posters, Quotables as a creative outlet for our silly side.  We love to come up with funny and/or inspirational sayings and Etsy is the perfect venue to share them with others.  Our hope is that our artwork puts a smile on your face.”  Ideas Company features motivational posters that can be purchased already printed out or can be ordered so that you can print them yourself.  Save 15% off your purchase with the discount code SIMPLYFRUGAL!

There you have it, a few of my favourite Canadian Etsy shops that I think are totally worth checking out.  I hope I’ve given you some ideas for gifts this year!  I should mention, in order to order something from one of the Etsy shops, you must become a member first (it’s free).  It’s basically like purchasing from anywhere else (address, name..etc) but you have to choose a user name and password.  Etsy never sends out junk mail.  I think the only emails you’ll get are the ones after you purchase something and one with your password and user name!  Stay tuned for all the Etsy giveaways, they’re up next!

Checkout 51 Sneak Peek: Cash Back Offers for November 23 – 29, 2017

Here is the new Checkout 51 sneak peek with cash-back offers beginning on November 23, 2017!  The offers will expire at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  Download the Checkout 51 app here.

At Costco: UNCLE BEN’S® CONVERTED® Brand Rice
Valid on 5.4 KG bag.
Cash back $2.00

Authentica World Cuisine Pasta Sauce 
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 3: Brothers All Natural Disney Fruit Crisps
Any variety. Excludes mutlipacks. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Nando’s PERI-PERI extra hot sauce
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Nando’s PERI-PERI hot sauce
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Nando’s PERI-PERI medium sauce
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Nando’s PERI-PERI garlic sauce
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Nando’s PERI-PERI mild sauce
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Glade® Wax Melts Warmers
Any variety. Excludes all other Glade® products.
Cash back $4.00

Folgers® Intensely Dark K-Cup® Pods
Valid on 12, 18, or 30 count.
Cash back $2.00

Buy 2: Select Huggies® Diapers 
Valid on Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers, Huggies® Little Movers® Diapers, Huggies® Little Movers® Slip-On Diapers, and Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers. 48 count or higher. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $4.00

Buy 3: Select Catelli Smart® pasta
Any variety. Excludes Smart® Veggie pasta. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Pirate cookies
Any variety.
Cash back $0.75

At Walmart: HORMEL® Pepperoni
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Sugar Twin®
Excludes 40-count packs.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: EGGS2go! Hard Boiled Snack Packs
Valid on 2 egg packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Vector* Meal Replacement
400 g or 850 g box.
Cash back $1.00

IAMS® dry food for dogs select sizes
Valid on 15.6 to 22.68 kg bags.
Cash back $10.00

Fleischmann’s® Corn Starch
Valid on 454 g variety.
Cash back $1.00

Crown® or Beehive® Corn Syrup
Valid on 500 mL varieties or larger.
Cash back $1.00

Fleischmann’s® Yeast 
Valid on 113 g jar.
Cash back $1.00

Fleischmann’s® Yeast-Strips
Valid on 3 x 8 g variety.
Cash back $0.50

Mazola® Oil
Valid on 1.42 L variety.
Cash back $1.00

Fleischmann’s® Baking Powder
Valid on 340 g variety.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: Select Bick’s® Specialty Products
Excludes Bick’s® pickle products. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $0.75

Buy 2: Bick’s® pickle products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $0.75

Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth 
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Minute Rice® Basmati or Jasmine Rice
Valid on 500 g package.
Cash back $1.00

Kellogg’s* Pop-Tarts* Toaster Pastries
Any variety.
Cash back $0.50

Special K Nourish* bars with Quinoa 
165 g.
Cash back $1.00

Kellogg’s* Two Scoops Raisin Bran* cereal
Any variety.
Cash back $0.25

At Costco: Dog Delights dog treats
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

Pringles*
139-182 g, any variety.
Cash back $0.50

Healthy Choice SIMPLY Meals 
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Minute Rice® Instant
Valid on Brown and White 600 g – 1.4 kg packages.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: Kandoo Flushable Cleansing Wipes 
Valid only on 250 ct. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $4.00

Tostitos Rolls!™ tortilla chips
Valid on 280 g bag.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: Chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials
400 g. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $2.50

At Select Retailers: Buy 2: Asian Home Gourmet Spice Pastes
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.50

Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals
Valid on 680 g – 1.27 kg varieties.
Cash back $1.50

Woolwich Dairy CHEVRAI goat cheese logs or topped goat cheese
Any variety.
Cash back $0.75

Buy 2: COFFEE CRISP
Valid on 50 g bars. Excludes multipacks. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $0.50

COFFEE CRISP multipack
Valid on 4-pack, 200 g.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: Ziploc Brand products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

KIT KAT Dark bar
170 g.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: KIT KAT Chunky Milk bars
40 g. Excludes multipacks. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $0.50

KIT KAT Chunky Milk multipack
4 x 40 g.
Cash back $1.00

Dr. Oetker Shirriff cooked pudding and pie filling
Any variety.
Cash back $0.50

Dr. Oetker Shirriff Pie Crust Mix
270 g.
Cash back $0.50

Caledon Farms Dog Treats
Any variety, not valid on online purchases
Cash back $1.00

Crumps’ Naturals Dog Treats 
Any variety, not valid on online purchases.
Cash back $1.50

Armstrong Natural Cheese Blocks
Valid on 450 g blocks or smaller.
Cash back $0.50

Armstrong Natural Cheese Blocks
Valid on 600 g or larger blocks.
Cash back $0.50

Saputo Mozzarellissima Cheese
Valid on 340 g to 1 kg formats.
Cash back $0.50

Saputo Ricotta Cheese
Any variety.
Cash back $0.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Organic Chai Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Passion Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Green Ginger Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Calm Chamomile Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Wild Sweet Orange Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Zen Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® White Berryblossom Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

At Select Retailers: Tazo® Chai Latte
Any variety.
Cash back $1.50

Centrum® Prenatal
Any variety.
Cash back $3.00

Centrum® Junior Complete or Flavourburst Kids
Any variety.
Cash back $3.00

Centrum® Specialty & Flavourburst Vitamins
Any variety.
Cash back $3.00

Centrum® MultiGummies
Any variety.
Cash back $3.00

Centrum® Multivitamins
Any variety.
Cash back $3.00

Buy 2: Glade® Wax Melts refills
Any variety. Excludes all other Glade® products. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $4.00

Checkout 51 Sneak Peek: Cash Back Offers for November 2 – 8, 2017

Here is the new Checkout 51 sneak peek with cash-back offers beginning on November 2, 2017!  The offers will expire at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Download the Checkout 51 app here.

Lipton teabags
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

hydraSense® Nasal Aspirator Starter Kit
Excludes all other hydraSense® products.
Cash back $2.00

The Greek Gods® Honey Vanilla yogurt
500 g.
Cash back $1.00

The Greek Gods® Honey yogurt 
500 g.
Cash back $1.00

The Greek Gods® Plain Organic yogurt 
500 g.
Cash back $1.00

The Greek Gods® Black Cherry yogurt 
500 g.
Cash back $1.00

Earth’s Best® Organic Soy formula
658 g.
Cash back $5.00

The Greek Gods® Honey & Strawberry yogurt 
500 g.
Cash back $1.00

Earth’s Best® Organic Milk-Based formula
658 g.
Cash back $5.00

Buy 3: Select Catelli Smart® pasta
Any variety. Excludes Smart® Veggie pasta. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 3: Catelli® Healthy Harvest® pasta
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.50

Catelli Express® pasta
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Dad’s Cookies
Any variety.
Cash back $0.75

Pirate cookies
Any variety.
Cash back $0.75

COMBO: Ben & Jerry’s® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert + Becel® Vegan Margarine
Valid on 2 lb tub of Becel® Vegan Margarine and 500 ml of Ben & Jerry’s® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $3.00

Air Wick® V.I.Poo products
Any variety.
Cash back $2.00

First Response™ Prenatal Multivitamin Gummies
Any variety.
Cash back $2.50

Celestial Seasonings® tea
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: EGGS2go! Hard Boiled Snack Packs
Valid on 2 egg packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Coryzalia® for Colds
Valid only on 10 dose package.
Cash back $1.00

Buy 2: Oscillococcinum® Flu-like Symptom Relief
Valid on 6 dose package. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $4.00

Acteane® Hot Flash Relief
Valid only on 120 tablets package.
Cash back $3.00

At Walmart: Quietude® Mild Sleeping Disorders 
Valid only on 30 dose package.
Cash back $2.00

IAMS® dry food for dogs. 
Valid on 1.9 to 13.6 kg bags.
Cash back $5.00

Buy 2: Scotch-Brite® products 
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $1.00

Children’s Stodal® Sugar-Free or Honey
125 ml.
Cash back $1.00

Stodal® Multi-Symptom or Honey
200 ml. Excludes children varieties.
Cash back $2.00

CHEVRAI™ Goat Cheese Logs
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

CHEVRAI™ Original Goat Cheese Crumbles
Valid on 113g format only.
Cash back $1.00

Woolwich Dairy® Spreadable Goat Cheese
Valid on Plain N Simple and Big Kick Herb & Garlic 225g formats only.
Cash back $1.00

Woolwich Dairy® Goat Cheddar Cheese
Valid on 190g format only.
Cash back $1.00

Woolwich Dairy® Goat Feta Cheeses
Valid on Original Crumbles 113g, Roasted Garlic & Herb Crumbles 113g, In Brine 113g, Slice 200g
Cash back $1.00

Woolwich Dairy® Topped Goat Cheeses
Valid on 170g Roasted Red Pepper, Cranberry & Port, Lemon Poppyseed, Blueberry Pomegranate
Cash back $1.00

Kellogg’s* Froot Loops* cereal
345 g box or more.
Cash back $0.25

Crispix* Krispies* cereal
350 g.
Cash back $0.75

Twinings® Tea
Any variety.
Cash back $0.75

At Walmart: Buy 2: Hallmark® Greeting Cards
Must spend $3.50 or more per card.. Valid on the following: Hallmark®, Signature, Shoebox brand and/or cards with the Hallmark® logo. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back $2.00

At Select Retailers: IÖGO Creamy Lactose Free Plain Yogurt
650g.
Cash back $1.00

At Select Retailers: IÖGO Creamy Lactose Free Strawberry Yogurt
650g.
Cash back $1.00

At Select Retailers: IÖGO Creamy Lactose Free Vanilla Yogurt
650g.
Cash back $1.00

CanesBalance®
Valid only on 7ct box of single applicators.
Cash back $4.00

At Costco: Camilia® teething relief 60 dose pack
Valid only on 60 dose package.
Cash back $4.00

Camilia® Teething Relief 10 dose pack
Valid only on 10 dose package.
Cash back $1.00

Tostitos Hint of Jalapeño chips
Valid on 275 g bag.
Cash back $1.00

Tostitos Rolls!™ tortilla chips
Valid on 280 g bag.
Cash back $1.00

Select Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise
890mL. Excludes Organic, Vegan, Olive Oil, Olive Oil Light varieties.
Cash back $0.75

Hellmann’s® Olive Oil Mayonnaise
890mL. Excludes olive oil light variety.
Cash back $0.75

Hellmann’s® Olive Oil Light Mayonnaise
890mL
Cash back $0.75

Hellmann’s® Vegan Mayonnaise 
710 mL
Cash back $0.75

Hellmann’s® Organic Mayonnaise
443 mL.
Cash back $0.75

Simply Tostitos
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

Tostitos Multigrain
Any variety.
Cash back $1.00

NABOB Full City Dark coffee
915 g.
Cash back $3.00