Friday, September 30, 2011

Handmade Deal of the Week: Reusable Snack Bags from Threadbarestitcher

Welcome to this week's handmade deal from the talented shop of Threadbarestitcher. I have been searching for reusable snack bags to add to my little guys stocking for Christmas and was thrilled to find some creative and affordable ones, not to mention they were in his favourite theme...trains! A single snack bag is only $2.50 and shipping rates to Canada are fabulously fair! They come in a wide variety of colours, patterns and themes and there are also combination packages if you are looking to stock up! In addition to snack and sandwhich bags there are also an assortment of flour and sugar bags (adding to my own Christmas wish list...hint...hint), wine bags, bread bags (ooooo I want one of these too!) and more. Great for the environment, easy on the pocketbook AND what kid doesn't love snacks from a bag! Be sure to stop by Threadbarestitcher today!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Favourite Shopping Deals This Week

Welcome to another new weekly blog addition, My Favourite Shopping Deals of the Week. Each week I will pick a couple of deals that are tops in my books. Feel free to share your favourite shopping deals as well!

Shoppers Drug Mart:
Did you pick up the booklet with the Smuckers Jam Coupon I told you about a couple of weeks ago? I hope so because here is a great chance to use them. This week Shopper's has Smuckers Jam on for $1.99, use your $1 off coupon and your jam is just 99cents. Rumor has it that you also receive 150 bonus points per jar, however since my Shoppers was out of stock I can't actually verify this myself. I did get a raincheck to check back next time I'm in.
Chocolate Milk just 99cents. A treat for my little guy who has been feeling under the weather this week (of course I'm waiting until his tummy feels better to give it to him!)

Food Basics:
There were a TON of great deals this week but a couple of my fav's were Dempsters Smart Bread on sale for $2. If you are still carrying around your coupon (I was) this makes your bread....FREE!
My location also had a cart full of reduced Gilette body washes (amongst other things) so if you have the $2 off coupon  it would also make it....FREE!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Handmade Happenings: Custom Sewing Charm Bracelet

Despite being super busy with a 3 year old, 5 month old AND packing to move to our new home I did manage to spend some time getting my creative groove on. I created this custom charm bracelet for a customer and it was so much fun! The colour combination and charm choices were my absolute fav's so it isn't hard to see why I had a great time creating this piece. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

P&G Brandsampler

Well I finally received my P&G Brandsampler. Just in time, I think the next one becomes available next week!

Included in this one were:
  • Cascade All in 1 Dishwasher Detergent Sample
  • An Olay 2 in 1 Daily Facial Cloth Sample
  • Coupon for a FREE Febreze Noticeable Single Warmer
  • Coupon for $5 off Iams Dry Dog Food (2.86kg/6.3lbs or larger)
  • Coupon for $5 off Iams Dry Cat Food (1kg/2/2lbs or larger)
  • Crest 3D white toothpaste sample and $20 worth of coupons
Watch for your next chance to get your samples from P&G at the beginning of October (I read somewhere Oct.3rd). Happy saving!

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Canadian Coupon Site!

Thank you for your wonderful new site allowing Canadians to continue in their quest for great savings!!!! Be sure to stop by and check out the 22 printable coupons before you head out on your next shopping trip. Limit 2 coupons per computer. Be sure to check out your favourite stores coupon policy to make sure they accept printables.

Check out some of the awesome savings!
- Save $0.75 on Redoxon (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $0.75 on V8 V-Fusion 1.36L (Expires: February 25, 2012)
- Save $3.00 on NeoCitran Warming Relief Cold & Flu Syrup (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $1.50 on One-A-Day Vitamins (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $2.00 on Triaminic Children’s Cough, Cold & Flu (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on VH Steamers WUB VH Sauce (Expires: October 25, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Newman’s Own Salad Dressing (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $0.75 on Fleecy Liquid Fabric Softener (Expires: December 31, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Snuggle Fabric Softener (Expires: December 31, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Fibre1 Honey Clusters Cereal (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $4.00 on Advil Nighttime 40ct (Expires: April 30, 2012)
- Save $4.50 on Multibionta (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $2.00 on Huggies Diapers (October 9, 2011)
- Save $0.50 on Kleenex Cool Touch Tissue 50ct+ (Expires: October 9, 2011)
- Save $0.75 on Huggies Wipes 64ct+ (Expires: October 9, 2011)
- Save $0.75 on Carapelli Olive or Grapeseed Oil 750mL (Expires: October 25, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Ricola Cough Drops (Expires: December 31, 2011)
- Save $0.50 on Chocolate Cheerios 350g (Expires: October 25, 2011)
- Buy 1 Vileda Scrunge, Get 1 FREE (Expires: October 25, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Saputo Mozzarellissima Cheese 500g+ (Expires: November 9, 2011)
- Save $1.00 on Irish Spring Deodorant/Antiperspirant 92g (Expires: December 31, 2011)
- Save $0.50 on Goldfish Graham Snacks (Expires: February 25, 2012)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Handmade Deal of the Week!

Welcome to the newest weekly addition to Kawartha Beads blog Handmade Deal of the Week! Each week I will highlight a deal or special from a handmade artisan. If you are a frequent Etsy shopper you may (or may not) may be familiar with the Saturday Night Special. These specials begin at 5pm EST on Saturday and finish at 6am Sunday. Be sure to stop by the Etsy forums each Saturday evening to find out who is participating and what their special deals are.

SNEAK PEAK! Bijoux Designs for You will be participating in this weeks Saturday Night Special. Beginning at 5pm on Saturday September 24 you can save 10% off of your entire order. Click here to check out her shop announcement for your special code. A great time to stock up on stitch markers, ceiling fan pulls, necklaces, earrings and more for the upcoming holiday season!

Do you have an upcoming special on your handmade goodies that you would like me to feature? Perhaps its a shop sale or just a great everyday deal on a specific item. Send me an email for your chance to be featured at kawarthabeads at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Walmart Trip!

I love Walmart on a good day but with an Anniversay Sale AND my lovely mom helping me with the kids I was able to take the time to snag some good deals! Here is a list of some of my favourite deals:

Kraft Dinner 77cents
Crispers $1
Ritz Crackers $1
Fries $1
Royale Bath Tissue (PM Shopper's Drug Mart) $5.99- $1.00 coupon from here
Sugar $2.47
Lysol Wipes (2 cannister pack) $2.50
Kraft Tex Mex Cheese FREE with purchase of Old El Paso Taco Kit
Always Pads $2.87-$1 coupon from here

Other great deals to watch out for this week:
Our Canadian Tire flyer has a great selection of items for only 89 cents including aluminum foil, saran wrap, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and more. I'm heading there tomorrow to stock up on aluminum foil and since I have earned some extra Canadian Tire money by getting gas there with their bonus coupon I'm going to take it pay for it that way. BONUS!
Also if you have the $1 off any Vim product from tearpads in local stores (I found mine at Foodland) be sure to head to Shopper's Drugmart to get your FREE vim this week!

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Metro Trip!

Thanks to a little help from my mom I was able to make a couple of shopping stops this week. I was anxious to get to Metro over the weekend since they had bananas on sale (can't wait until the reno's at our Walmart are done and they become a superstore than I can just price match). Anyways, here were my yummy deals (also managed to find some new coupons too!)

2 bunches of bananas   $1.25
Natrel Coffee Cream   $3.99-FPC coupon from here (no longer available) = FREE
Oasis Fruit Juice          $2.99- $1 coupon from Allen's Apple Juice Can = $1.99
Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.99-$1.00 coupon = $.99
2xPeek Freans Cookies @$1.99ea- Buy One Get One Free Coupon from Facebook= $1.99

Total OOP (Out of Pocket) including taxes $6.54

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Local: Vendors Wanted

Vendors Wanted for the 13th Annual Christmas Crafts      and Collectibles Show!
When: Saturday November 19th, 2011
Where: Moose Lodge, Lindsay

Call 324-8600 to book your spot.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Coupon Alert! Yogurt, Royale Bath Tissue, Peek Freans Cookies

I'm sad to see summer go but there have been some great new coupons lately! If you haven't stopped by lately then be sure to stop by and grab your coupons for yogurt and Royale Bath Tissue. I just used my last coupon so I'm glad to see they are back up again.

Cookie lovers this one is for you! Sometime today you can stop by and like Peek Freans Lifestyle Selections cookies on Facebook to receive your Buy One, Get One Free coupon.

Last but not least be sure to check out your local grocery store for lots of great coupons. This week I have found coupons for $1 off any Melitta Coffee, Save 75 cents wub any 2 Campbell's Ready to Use Broths, finally found some of the 75 cents off Black Diamond cheese, Save 50cents off Diana Gravy (I love their bbq sauce so thought I might like to try these in a pinch at dinner) AND I found a lovely little booklet put out by Smuckers that includes coupons for jam, Adam's peanut butter, Robin Hood Oats, Carnation milk, Eggos, Folgers, Gay Lea Spreadables and Dempsters Bread. Whew! What a find!

Happy Couponing!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Local: Craft Show Vendor Call

The weekend edition of the paper had an ad in it for the following:

Durham Craft & Gift Show
October 28, 29 &30, 2011
For booth information,
Call Audrey 905-426-4676 x257 or

I personally don't know anything about the show or the kind of traffic it gets but for those looking to line up shows for the holiday season it is worth looking into. Please feel free to share your thoughts if you have attended or been an exhibitor in the past.