Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chapters, Indigo, Coles -- Buy 3 Get 1 Free

I love buying books... for my daughter. The last 'adult' book that I read from beginning to end was a Saskatchewan trivia book. I do, however, read several children's books every day. My daughter loves reading books. In fact, we have books in her bedroom, our bedroom, the living room, the diaper bag, the vehicles and next to the potty. I'm always looking to add to her book collection, to keep it fresh for me!

Chapters, Indigo and Coles has a sale on in-store purchases, buy 3 books, get the 4th for free. That's a discount of 25%! Use the online store locator to find the store nearest you.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bonanza -- Buy One Get One Coupon

My sister and I used to work at Bonanza Steakhouse Family Restaurant in Yorkton. What great memories! Unfortunately, Bonanza is no more in Yorkton... it is now a Sport Mart, which is such a shame! I enjoyed working at Bonanza so much in Yorkton, that I also worked at Bonanza on Circle Drive in Saskatoon, while attending university. Unfortunately, this Bonanza is no more either... it is still a restaurant though, Johnny Boys (which my husband enjoys... they are known for their fried chicken buffet).

The Bonanza on 8th Street is still open. Visit this website to download a coupon for a Buy One, Get One salad bar for either lunch or supper, as long as you buy two drinks. It is a bit misleading, as there is much more than salad on the salad bar. It includes soup, bread, desserts, an ice cream bar and plenty of hot items, depending on the day including: perogies, mushroom sauce, potato skins and more. The other day when we went for supper they were serving chicken strips, fish sticks and mashed potatoes and gravy.

Shoppers -- 20x The Shoppers Optimum Points

Register online and receive 20x the Shoppers Optimum Points when you shop on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 and spend $50 or more. You'll get at least a $10 reward. What a great deal, just for shopping.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Patio Furniture On Sale This Week

Now is the time to buy patio furniture. Both Canadian Tire and Zellers have sales on patio furniture this week... up to 60% off! That's a great deal. And, with the warm weather, it's a great time to start enjoying the outdoors.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Toon Trendz -- Open this Sunday

Toon Trendz (in Saskatoon) is open this Sunday, June 28 from noon - 5:00 p.m. I've been to this store a few times. They sell brand name clothes for your little ones. You can get on their email list to receive regular updates regarding sales, new products, etc.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Toys R Us -- $1500 Little Tikes Prize Pack Contest

Sign up to receive Toys R Us emails and be entered for your chance to win a $1500 Little Tikes Prize Pack. Contest ends on June 30 and is open to Canadian residents.

If your children are like my daughter, they would love to receive this prize. We don't have lawn yet... I'm told it's coming VERY soon! Every time we pass by a yard that has a playhouse, swings or slide, my daughter points and makes a comment about them. She is going to be excited when our yard is done and we can start to fill it up with toys for her to play with.

Monday, June 22, 2009

M&M Meats & Kids Safe Ink Tattoos Giveaway -- Kinsmen Day at the Zoo (Saskatoon)

M&M Meat Shops is having a Taste & Travel contest. Enter online for your chance to win the grand prize: a vacation worth up to $5000 plus $1000 in M&M Meat Shops gift cards. There are 2 secondary prizes: $750 in M&M Meat Shops gifts cards. And 25 instant win prizes: $100 in M&M Meat Shops gift cards. Note: the grand prize will be worth $2500 unless you suggest friends, each friend you suggest increases the value by $500 for a total of $5000. This contest ends on August 31 and is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec).

I'm always looking for activities to do with my 2 year old daughter. We've already been to the zoo once and are looking forward to another visit there this year. If the weather is nice on Friday, we'll likely go to the Kinsmen Day at the Zoo. Admission is free all day on Friday, June 26, with special activities between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Wacky Wizard and Beeper the Clown will be there. More information is available online. They will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank. Note: Parking, stroller and fishing fees are still apply.

My Organized Chaos is having a giveaway open to anyone. One winner will receive a custom pack of tattoos. These tattoos are such a great idea! I can use them on my children when we go out, so that if they get lost an adult can call me to come and rescue my child. The giveaway ends on June 23.

Friday, June 19, 2009

CanTire, M&M Meats and Zellers Sales -- Epicure & Baby Banz Giveaway

Canadian Tire is having a Gigantic Tool Sale, to assist with you last minute Father's Day gifts. There was also a $10 off coupon in yesterday's Canadian Tire flyer, if you spend $50 or more. This is a great deal!

For two days only (June 20 & 21), M&M Meat Shops is having a SCRATCH & SAVE event, where you can save up to 100% of your purchase. View their online flyer for BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Become an M&M Max

Zellers has great sales on this week too. You can view the online flyer for details. However, in today's Star Phoenix, there are additional sales, such as 60% off open stock patio furniture and 70% off luggage.

My Organized Chaos is having a giveaway open to those with a Canadian address. Two winners will receive any 5 dips or spice. I've been to several Epicure parties recently. I love the dips, especially the Cheese, Chive & Bacon Dip Mix, Guacamole Dip Mix and the Three Onion Dip Mix. They are very tasty, easy to make and have no MSG. The giveaway ends on June 20.

Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous is having a giveaway open to those with a Canadian or US addresses. Enter to win a pair of JBanz sunglasses from Baby Banz. I didn't try Baby Banz with my daughter, but I'm considering it with my son. I had friends who used Baby Banz with their newborns. The benefits is that the sunglasses stay on and it gets your child used to wearing sunglasses. The giveaway ends on June 22.

Share your deals and giveaways with me. I'm always looking to learn from others.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Party Supplies & Costumes -- Discount & Giveaway

I love planning events and hosting parties, whether large events or smaller get-togethers. When my daughter turned 1, we planned a party at our house for our family and a few close friends. I decided to go all out with the decorations. I had seen a consultant from A Perfect Party by Cody at a trade show earlier in the year, so I looked them up on the Internet.

Wow! I was impressed with the selection and the variety of options available. I was able to choose a Happy First Birthday Party themed party package, as well as some extras, as our party was larger than 8 people. There were even decorations for my daughter's high chair.

I decided to become a consultant for A Perfect Party by Cody, which not only sells party supplies and favours, but Halloween costumes too (for children, adults and pets). My sister and a few friends have bought Halloween costumes and were impressed by the quality and the size.

What impressed me most about this company was the selection, ease of ordering and the customer service. You place your order online and it is delivered right to your door in about a week. If you have any questions, the customer service folks are there to answer your questions. And, the company is based in Canada, but also ships to the US.

A Perfect Party by Cody is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders placed on Friday, June 19 of $70 or more (before taxes and shipping). (Free standard shipping only—some extreme remote areas may be exempt). Just Putzing Around followers can also save 10% off your order until July 31 by using this promotional code: 3057.

Take advantage of these offers and order for upcoming summer birthdays, baby showers, Halloween costumes - whatever you have coming up!

One reader is going to win $50 towards their choice of party pack or Halloween costume! To enter, just go to A Perfect Party by Cody and Click Costumes and check out the selection of party packs and Halloween costumes. Comment here telling me which party pack or which Halloween costume you would pick if you won!

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Giveaway ends on July 19 at 10:00 CT.
Open to those with Canadian or US addresses.
Winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sales & Giveways

I've been enjoying the warmer weather this weekend. I think that summer is finally here!

One of my favourite sales flyers is the Toys R Us flyer, because I can always find a good deal. For whatever reason, I didn't get a Toys R Us flyer in with my newspaper this week. No worries though, as I can view the flyer online. I recommend signing up for the Toys R Us email newsletter, so that you never miss out on a sale. You can choose to receive the Babies R Us emails too.

For those of you in Saskatoon... If you're a parent-to-be or a parent of a little one, I recommend Cravings, a maternity and baby boutique. They just moved to a new location, in the Grosvenor Park Shopping Centre, next to the Real Canadian Wholesale Club. On Page 2 of today's Saskatoon Sun, they have a coupon for a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE for baby, toddler and maternity clothing. The coupon expires on June 20. You can sign up online to receive their email newsletter, where you will find out about all of their sales and promotions.

Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous is having a giveaway open to those with a Canadian address. Enter to win 2 Foogo Water Bottles (blue and pink)! . My daughter has the Foogo water bottle and LOVES it. She's now old enough to open and close the bottle on her own, and insists on doing it. What is even better, it keeps your drinks cold for several hours. A great way to bring milk with you in the summer heat. The giveaway ends on June 18.

Stay tuned for more sales and giveaways.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My First Blog -- Sales, Contests & Giveaways

Welcome to my first blog, Just Putzing Around. I'm a mother of two, my daughter is 25 months and my son is 3 weeks. I'm always looking for a good deal and want to share them with others.

I look forward to Thursdays, as that is when my favourite flyers come out. Today, the Canadian Tire flyer had many great deals, as usual. Most of the sale items are power tools as Father's Day is coming up. You can sign up online to receive their eFLYER, which is the environmentally friendly way to save.

For those of you in Saskatoon... If you're a parent or a parent-to-be (or are shopping for a little one), I recommend Two Little Birdies, a baby and toddler boutique (they sell maternity clothes too!). They have several sales throughout the year where everything in the store is on sale, often at 40% off. They have a sale on until June 14, where you choose any one item in the store for 30% off. You can sign up online to receive their email newsletter, where you will find out about all of their sales and promotions.

For those of you in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, enter online for your chance to win the Ultimate Calgary Stampede experience for four, valued at $10,000. The contest ends on June 22.

Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous is having a giveaway open to those with a Canadian or US address. Enter to win a pair of What Squeaky Shoes! from the Sneak A Roos line. The giveaway ends on June 21.

Follow my blog to find out about other exciting sales and giveaways.