Quick & Easy Way to Shred Meat

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Quick & Easy Way to Shred Meat

Looking for another valuable use for that KitchenAid stand mixer? How about an easy way to shred meat? It works so well to shred some cooked chicken breasts, boneless pork butt, or beef roast.

If you have ever tried to “pull” a pork shoulder with forks, you know this can take a bit of time. With the stand mixer and the normal beater attachment, you can shred a pound of cooked chicken breast straight from the slow cooker in under 30 seconds! (Tip: You can also use a hand mixer!) Take a look at this handy kitchen hack:

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Here’s the Easy Way to Shred Meat:

1. Take your meat straight from cooking and toss it in the mixing bowl.

2. Make sure the beater attachment is in place.

3. Raise the bowl and hit a low power setting for about 30 seconds.

4. Enjoy your shredded meat!

So you no longer need to hesitate to make recipes like chicken enchiladas, pulled pork, or beef barbecue because of this tedious job again. If you don’t have a KitchenAid Mixer, here is another great reason why you might just want to take the plunge!

quick and easy way to shred meat

Weekend Deals

Like all of my other deal posts, this post most likely contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.

Every Friday, I will be doing a round-up feature of good sales, called Weekend Deals.

While this was intended to be a summer feature, however going forward, I have decided to continue doing this as a weekly feature. This will allow me to check in to my email to collect the best deals and provide you with the deals that you enjoy and expect from Simply Frugal. There will be exceptions though. If I find something that needs it’s own separate post because it’s such a great deal, I’ll be sure to do just that!

The best way to stay up to date on the deals, is to sign up for the Simply Frugal Deals Email. You can do so here. It goes out every Friday.

Or, if you prefer Instagram, you can find deals in my Instagram stories often.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Kids Bowl Free all Summer Long!

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The Kids Bowl Free program is back this year!  This fun program allows your children to enjoy two free games of bowling at participating bowling centres every day, all summer long!

Sign up here.

Gap Canada

Save an extra 60% off sale items! Discount applied at checkout. (ends May 28, 2024)

Shop online at Gap Canada here.

Old Navy Canada

Today Only! Tees: $4.00 baby & toddler, $6.00 Kids, $7.00 adults at Old Navy! (ends May 27, 2024)

Shop online at Old Navy here.


There are some good sales this week at Well.ca! Save on: Hello Bello, multivitamins, Bioderma, Eco-Max, Claritin, Justin’s, San-J and so much more! (ends June 2, 2024)

Take a look online at Well.ca here.

The Children’s Place

Almost everything is 50 – 60% off at The Children’s Place!

Shop online at The Children’s Place Canada here.

Gymboree Canada

Almost everything is 50% off at Gymboree Canada!

Shop online at Gymboree here.

H&M Canada

For a limited time only, take 15% off your order online at H&M Canada! (ends May 26, 2024)

Shop online at H&M Canada here.

Etsy Canada

Get up to 40% OFF personalized gifts, well-crafted jewelry, and more – all from independent sellers!

Shop online at Etsy Canada here.

Abercrombie Canada

The Summer Kickoff Event: Save 20% off almost everything! Plus, at Abercrombie Kids, save 40% off almost everything and an extra 20% off select styles! (ends May 27, 2024)

Shop online at Abercrombie Canada here.

Joe Fresh

$25 women’s linen-blend shirts at Joe Fresh! Plus, check the “sale” tab for even more great deals!

Shop online at Joe Fresh here.

Mark’s Canada

Mark’s Mega Sale. Save up to 60% off regular prices! (ends June 5, 2024)

Shop online at Mark’s Canada here.


Save 30% off dresses until May 27, 2024! Or if clearance is more up your alley, save up to 60% off sale + extra 20% off.

Shop online at Reitmans here.


Save 40% off the Tea of the Day! Check back every day for a new tea that is on sale for 40% off online at DAVIDS Tea!

Shop online at DAVIDs Tea here.

Crocs Canada

Save $30 off on purchases of $130 or more online at Crocs Canada! (ends May 28, 2024)

Shop online at Crocs Canada here.


Save 40% off Dresses, Shapewear & Shoes from Penningtons! (ends June 2, 2024)

Shop online at Penningtons here.

Ardene Canada

Save 40% off sneakers and flats for a limited time. Also, Ardene members (free to join) save an extra 15% off everything. (ends May 28, 2024)

Shop online at Ardene Canada here.


This one’s especially for men! Mix & Match: Buy 1, get 2 FREE on all men’s summer collection. This weekend only.

Shop online at Bluenotes here.

Walmart Canada

Save 20% off your outdoor living order when you use the coupon code OUTDOOR20. (ends June 5, 2024)

Shop online at Walmart Canada here.


For a limited time only, Save 30% off all t-shirts and bottoms! Also, save up to 50% off in the sale section + an extra 20% off online at RW&Co.

Shop online at RW&Co here.


Check out the sales online at Indigo.ca! Spend $30, Get a Cooler Bag or Picnic Blanket for $29.99, up to 30% off bestsellers and more!

Shop online at Indigo.ca here.

Athleta Canada

All sale is up to 60% off At Athleta.ca!

Shop online at Athleta Canada here.

Under Armour Canada

Save an extra 30% off the Under Armour Outlet! Use coupon code EXTRA30. Also, use the coupon code FSMAY for free shipping, no minimum! (ends May 28, 2024)

Shop online at Under Armour Canada here.

Banana Republic Canada

Save up to 50% Off Sale Styles + An Extra 20% Off Sale Styles online at Banana Republic Canada! (ends May 27, 2024)

Shop online at Banana Republic here.

Looking for Coupons? You can find huge list of Printable Coupons for Canada here.

Amazon Canada Sales

Kids Bowl Free all Summer Long!

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Kids Bowl Free

The Kids Bowl Free program is back this year!  This fun program allows your children to enjoy two free games of bowling at participating bowling centres every day, all summer long! Looks like some bowling alleys start offering free bowling as early as May!

Up to six children can be registered per account/email address.

How the Kids Bowl Free program works:

  • Select a bowling centre near you.
  • Register directly on your local bowling center page (The registration is valid only at the bowling center where you register and cannot be used at any other bowling center unless otherwise noted.)
  • Once you register, you will have the opportunity to purchase the family pass from $34.95. You are not required to purchase this pass.
  • When the program at your local bowling centre begins, you will be sent an email or a text every Sunday morning with a link to your coupons and family passes for that week.

Click here for all the details and to register!

Here are more fun Summer Activities for Kids:

Pinecone Research: Earn $ for Surveys!

Join Pinecone and be one of the first to test emerging concepts for a variety of products and services. As a member (membership is free), you’ll be able to complete surveys from the comfort of home at your computer or on the go anywhere from your mobile device.

Here’s a bit more information:

  • Pinecone Research members receive points for each completed survey! Points can be redeemed for gift cards, physical merchandise, and more. 
  • Participation is simple! They send you an email notification when you have a survey available. Complete the survey and earn points to be redeemed for gift cards, physical merchandise, and more.

Interest you?

Sign up for Pinecone Research here.

Unfortunately, Quebec residents are excluded from this offer.

Old Navy Canada Clearance Deals

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I found myself over at the Old Navy Canada website and happened to see that their clearance deals are worth writing about! Up to 75% off clearance!

Here are some deals that caught my eye:

Women’s deals:

Men’s deals:

Girls deals:

Boys deals:

Save On Foods: $1.49 Day Tuesday

Tomorrow, April 16, is $1.49 Day Tuesday at Save On Foods! Take advantage of throwback prices for one day only!

There are some fantastic deals! Here’s what you will find for $1.49:

  • Schneiders Lunch Mate $1.49 (Limit 5)
  • 1lb Strawberries $1.49 (Limit 4)
  • Western Family English muffins $1.49 (Limit 4)
  • Kraft salad dressing $1.49 (Limit 3)
  • Mr. Noodle cup 2 for $1.49 (Limit 6)
  • Kraft Jell-o Powder 2 for $1.49 (Limit 6)
  • Dare Real Fruit gummies $1.49 (Limit 6)
  • Ben’s Original Fast & Fancy Rice $1.49 (Limit 8)
  • Snapple Iced Tea 2 for $1.49 (Limit 12)
  • Quaker Crispy Minis $1.49 (Limit 4)
  • Huer Candy 2 for $1.49 (Limit 12)

Will you be shopping at Save On Foods tomorrow?

The Best Canadian Birthday Freebies

Canadian Birthday freebies

The Best Canadian Birthday Freebies

Did you know, there are a lot of birthday freebies in Canada? It’s true! So why not spoil yourself on a day that only comes around once a year!

In honour of all the birthday’s we celebrate, I thought this roundup of Canadian birthday freebies would be great so you can sign up in time for your birthday! Make this your best birthday yet!

Read on to learn about all the free things you can get on your birthday in Canada:

  • Marble Slab Creamery – Sign up for Marble Mail and receive a free ice cream cone.
  • Dairy Queen – Sign up for the Blizzard Fan Club and receive a buy 1 blizzard get 1 free coupon.
  • Freshii – Sign up to be a ViiP and receive a free bowl anytime during your birthday month.
  • Cobs Bread – Sign up for the COBS Club and get a free treat on your birthday.
  • Red Lobster – Sign up for My Red Lobster Rewards and receive a birthday reward.
  • Boston Pizza – Free dessert on your birthday when you sign up for MyBP Loyalty program.
  • Baskin Robbins – Join Club 31 and get a free scoop on your birthday.
  • Harvey’s – Join the Burger Boss club to get Free Frings, a special gift on your birthday, delicious digital deals and more!
  • Starbucks – Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and get a free drink of your choice on your birthday.
  • Red Robin – Sign up for the Red Robin Royalty program and get a free gourmet burger. You can claim this freebie any day during the month of your birthday.
  • Quizno’s – Sign up for Toasty Points and buy one get one regular sub free!
  • Denny’s – Free Grand Slam with pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs on your birthday. Valid ID must be shown.
  • Applebee’s – Join Club Applebee’s and get a birthday special (usually a free dessert) on your birthday.
  • Jack Astor’s – Free dessert when you sign up for their newsletter. (scroll to the bottom of their website to sign up.)
  • Kelsey’s – Free dessert when you sign up for their email newsletters.
  • Swiss Chalet – Sign up for Rotisserie Mail and get a free dessert on your birthday.
  • Joey’s – Birthday offers get sent to you 7 days before your birthday
  • Sephora – You get to choose a FREE product set in store or online during your birthday month.
  • Pizza Pizza – Free slice of pizza and a can of pop for kids only.
  • What a Bagel (greater Toronto) – Buy 6 bagels and get 6 free on your birthday. A valid ID is required.
  • American Eagle – Sign up for Real Rewards and get a coupon for $5 birthday reward during your birthday month.
  • RW&Co – Save $15 off your purchase when you sign up for RWInsider.
  • Swagbucks– 50 Free Swag Bucks on your birthday
  • Menchie’s – Free $5 Froyo when you sign up for mySmileage
  • Thrifty Foods – Free 8″ x 12″ birthday cake on your child’s first birthday, one cake per child.
  • Kelly O’Bryan’s – Free birthday meal when you come in on the day of your birthday
  • Kiehl’s – Join Kiehl’s Rewards Loyalty Program to start earning points when you shop online or in the store. You also receive a free birthday gift every year.
  • Old Navy Canada – Sign up for their newsletter and join their birthday club to receive free bonus points.

There you go with some of the most best birthday freebies in Canada! Take a look at which ones catch your eye and go get them to celebrate! Are any of your favourite Canadian birthday freebies not listed? Mention them in the comments below!

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    15 Affordable Spring Sandals

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    Now that Spring is officially here and summer is on the horizon, it’s sandal season! After seemingly endless months of wearing clunky boots and closed-toe shoes with socks, it feels pretty darn good to welcome back strappy, open-toed sandals of all sorts.

    Sandal season is my favorite season. I live in flip flops, but I enjoy having one dressy pair of sandals for those occasions that call for something nicer. True to my frugal nature, I look for a deal and get excited with prices that are under $50.

    Since you are visiting Simply Frugal, I have a feeling you are just like me and enjoy a bargain. That’s why I have rounded up 15 pairs of affordable spring sandals that are $50 or less in Canada.

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    15 Affordable Spring Sandals

    1. Vegan Leather Cross Strap Sandals $38 (use code TREAT for 10% off)
    2. Strappy Sandals $37 (use code TREAT for 10% off)
    3. Double-Strap Puff Slide Sandals $24.99
    4. Faux-Leather Link Strap Sandals $24.99
    5. Bow-Tie Slide Sandals $29.99
    6. Spano Casual Ankle Strap Sandal $28
    7. Dream Pairs Adjustable Buckle Sandals $41.59
    8. Dream Pairs Slide Sandals $41.99
    9. Dream Pairs Espadrilles $41.59
    10. Buckle Strap Sandals $34
    11. Flat Gladiator Sandals $29
    12. Flat Sandals $29
    13. Carly Sandal $50
    14. Multi Strap Flat Sandals $19.90
    15. AE Two-Strap Slide Sandal $44.95

    Which ones are your favourite? Where will you be shopping for sandals?

    Splurge vs. Save: Ceramic Diffuser

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    Are you ready for another round of Splurge vs. Save? Like last time, I’ll feature two similar products but one is the ‘splurge’ version and the other is the ‘save’ version.

    If you’re into aromatherapy, you’ll love this week’s feature! As I was googling for this week, I discovered that diffusers can vary greatly in price!

    On that note, this week, I’m featuring two ceramic diffusers that look nearly identical but vary in price. Before reading further, can you guess which one is the splurge and which one is the save?

    If you guessed that the ‘save’ version is on the left and the ‘splurge’ version is on the right, then you are correct!

    Here are the links to shop them both:

    Splurge: Vitruvi Ceramic Diffuser $149

    Save: Gooamp Ceramic Diffuser $39.99 (currently on sale for $35.99!)

    What would you like to see featured in a future post?