CPP and OAS Payment Dates 2020 – Canada Pension Plan payments and Old Age Security

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There aren’t a whole lot of months left in 2020, but I thought knowing the CPP payment dates for the rest of the year would likely be helpful to some of you readers. So, here’s what we found regarding when you’ll be getting your CPP payments for the rest of 2020. Old Age Security payments come out on the same dates, so these will also be included in this list. Hope it’s helpful! Mark these dates on your calendar:

CPP and OAS Payment Date for October 2020

  • Your October CPP payment this year will be coming on October 28, 2020 – so just a couple of days from when we’re writing this post! (This is also the same date the OAS payment will be coming out, too.)

CPP and OAS Payment Date for November 2020

  • Your November 2020 CPP and/or OAS payment will be coming on: November 26, 2020.

CPP and OAS Payment Date for December 2020

  • For the last month of 2020, your Old Age Security and/or CPP payment will be arriving to you on: December 22, 2020.

Knowing when your payments will arrive will help you plan ahead! We’ve also written about financial supports available in Canada during the pandemic crisis, including CERB, and now the CRB and other payments for those who are self-employed OR who have to stay home to care for sick loved ones. Please read these articles for more information:

Mr. Big and Tall Sales – Men’s clothing sales in Canada – Up to 50% off

Mr. Big and Tall is the place to shop in Canada if you’re a big guy. Plus, they have a lot of sales and clearance items we need to tell you about. So, if you’re in the market for some new clothing, then you’ll find it here – and on sale too!

  • Britches Boxer shorts – wide variety of plaid prints – 100% cotton. Available in all sizes from Large to 6 XL sized boxers. Was $25.00 now $17.50 each.
  • Columbia brand full zip fleece – light jacket – Stay warm and stay stylish! Machine washable with zippered hand pockets, which is handy for holding a phone or other necessity when you’re out and about. Colours available: Black and navy. Was $85.00 now $59.50. Available in XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X and 6X.)
  • Daniel Hechter Paris modern fit Stretch knit plaid sport coat – Cool, subtle plaid pattern on this charcoal coloured sports coat. Slick! And ideal for those occasions you still need to dress up for Zoom meetings. Dry clean only. Was $375.00; now $225.00. Available in sizes XL to 4 XT (extra large and extra tall.)
  • Guinness branded t-shirt; still available in sizes up to 6 XL. Charcoal/grey colour with a cool Guinness logo on it. Was $50 – now $35.00.
  • Jack and Jones brand pullover hoodie – Comes in burgundy. Machine washable. Was $110.00; now $77.00 – still available in all sizes from XL to 6XL (and includes all the extra tall sizes too!) Pretty snazzy hoodie, if you ask me.
  • Snoopy (Peanuts) Logo ‘Chill’ t-shirt – Available in red, with a cute Snoopy logo. (Snoopy asleep on his doghouse, to be exact.) Machine washable. Sizes available: XL, 2X, 3 XT, 4 XT and 5 XT. Was $50.00 – now $35.00.

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Sake Kit Kat Bars – Direct from Japan to Canada – Japanese sake chocolate bars

I just wrote about a cool online retailer named Bokksu, which supplies some of the most popular Japanese Kit Kat flavours right to us here in Canada! One of the most popular gift Kit Kats from Japan is definitely their Sake Kit Kat bars.

So what are Sake Kit Kats? These premium Kit Kat bars for adults contain actual sake – that delicious Japanese rice drink that is made by fermenting rice. Sake is an important part of Japanese culture, and the serving of it is often ceremonial, where the sake is warmed gently before serving.

OR…you can have your Sake in Kit Kat form! Sake lovers will love that their favourite candy bar comes in this delicious flavour that does indeed contain real sake. Please keep in mind that these candy bars are for adults, and not for children, as they contain alcohol. We disovered three unique Sake flavors that we wanted to share with you.

  • Kit Kat Yogurt Sake bars are truly luxurious. This bar is flavoured with real yogurt sake, produced at Niizawa Brewery in Miyaga Prefecture. Nestle Japan came up with this new flavour to celebrate this beverage. $20.00 for 9 pieces. (Premium)
  • Japanese Kit Kat – Sakura Nihonshu Sake Kit Kat bars – Sakura sake is a traditional springtime drink in Japan! Why? Because it is light and delicious with a light floral overtone. The wafers in this bar are lightly salted to offset the sweetness – a perfect balance. Contains actual sake, and 0.07% alcohol content in each bar. $12.00 for 12 pieces.
  • Japanese Sake Kit Kats – “Japan Sake” – The first of Nestle Japan’s foray into premium sake Kit Kats, these bars are made with real sake from a renowned sake brewery in Toyama. Made with Masuizumi sake. Contains a full 0.4% alcohol content per bar, so eat responsibly please! $20.00 for 9 pieces (Premium)

Your love of Kit Kats, chocolate, and Japanese sake can all be satisfied with these delicious bars. Bokksu ships to Canada, so have fun shopping for and tasting these premium Sake bars. Enjoy!

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Bokksu Japanese snacks and foods – Available in Canada – Up to 50% off

Bokksu is one of the most popular retailers of delicious Japanese foods and snacks, and thankfully all of those goodies are available in Canada! If you love Japanese food – or know someone who does – this makes an awesome gift item. Bokksu is well known for their subscription boxes of Japanese snack foods. Yum! These are authentic Japanese foods and snacks, and all shipped directly from Japan to Canada (or to 70 other countries around the world!)

Here are just some of the best deals available on their website right now:

Japanese Cookies and Biscuits from Bokksu

Buy Mochi online from Bokksu

  • Japanese Kurumi Walnut Mochi – 13 pieces in each box – $8.00 a box – a delicious umami flavour is created by blending chopped walnuts in the mochi, along with a lightly flavoured soy sauce. Deliciously salty and sweet!

Japanese Kit Kat Bars

Japan has the best, quirkiest and coolest flavours of Kit Kat candy bars! These are varieties you’ll just never find over here in Canada or in the US. Just look at the amazing flavours of Kit Kat chocolate bars that Bokksu is currently stocking:

  • Cheesecake Kit Kat bars – Anything cheesecake, and I’m there already waiting with an oversized fork. Package of 12 for $12.00.
  • Citrus Mint Kit Kat – Like a cool glass of minty lemonade! With wafer cookies. Delicious! Package of 12 for $12.00
  • Premium Sake Kit Kats – A luxurious chocolate bar, created with real premium sake! A slight fruity taste, with that little astringency you’d expect from a dry sake. Contains 0.4% alcohol in each bar; an intensely flavoured bar for true sake lovers. 9 pieces for $20.00. (We liked the idea of these Sake bars so much that we devoted an entire article to them, and two other Sake varieties!)
  • Raspberry Otona no Amasa Kit Kat bars – Coated in a raspberry coating, and with bits of freeze dried raspberries blended into the filling – these are a new Kit Kat flavour that raspberry lovers will enjoy.

Japanese Snacks on Sale

Of course, we love nothing better than a sale around here! So here is what Bokksu is currently offering – at up to 50% off! Stock up on these specials while they’re still available.

  • Kabukiage Uma Kara Spicy Fried Rice Crackers – Was $2.00 a bag – 50% off – Now $1.00 a bag. These are coated in soy sauce and a little bit of spicy red pepper – perfect if you like a little kick of spice, but nothing too spicy. (But if you’re super sensitive to spicy food, this probably still isn’t the snack for you!)
  • Sayaendo Green Pea Refreshing Chips – Was $2.00 a bag – 50% off – Now $1.00 a bag (These are made by Calbee, who make my favourite pea Harvest Snaps! I loooove those things, so I’ll bet these chips are equally delicious.)
  • Takoyaki Corn Puffs – Was $2.00 a bag – 50% off Now $1.00 a bag

Bokksu Promo Code for subscription boxes

Sign up to receive your favorite Japanese snacks every month! For new Bokksu subscribers only. Get an awesome box full of all your favorite snacks and Japanese teas – all authentic, and all directly from Japan. Promo code activated by clicking link below:

Use Code: FLOSS10 to Take 10% off subscription products, applies to first time customers only.

Enjoy those delicious Japanese snacks, and especially those incredible and ever popular Kit Kat bars! And of course, you can pair it with some delicious green tea. Enjoy!

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TD Insurance Decreasing Deductible – What are the Details? (Canada insurance plans)

Picture of TD insurance logo to highlight TD insurance decreasing deductible.

Your coverage comes with extras such as the TD insurance decreasing deductible. This is what I received in my email a couple of days ago. I thought it was interesting as I had never heard of your deductible decreasing for your auto insurance unless you paid more in monthly premiums. Normally I would consider this spam and delete the email. But I was curious and thought I would do a little digging. What exactly is a decreasing deductible, and is it legitimate?

TD Insurance Decreasing Deductible – What is it?

Basically a decreasing car insurance deductible is a reward for good driving. Each year you you do not have to file a claim for an accident your premium decreases by 10%. Their website uses an example of if you have a $500.00 deductible and you are claim free you first year, your deductible reduces to $450.00. If you have another claim free year, your deductible drops to $400.00. Another year claim free, it reduces to $350.00. This is pretty cool, because the 10% is based on the original amount of deductible and not off current amount, meaning you save even more!

How Does it Work?

First you do not have to pay any extra to get the benefit. Also, it is automatic so if you have a claim free driving record when you have to renew your policy, the deductible will drop. Here are some other details from their website below:

-Applies to Collision or All Perils coverage with deductibles of $500 or lower.

-Earn a 10% decrease on your original deductible for each claim-free year until your deductible reaches $0.

-After you make a claim during a policy term, your deductible will return to its original amount at your next renewal. For the purpose of this feature, these events won’t be considered a claim: glass breakage of $200 or less, not at-fault collision, or hit and run.

-Even if you change vehicles, your lowered deductible will apply if replaced within 30 days.

Conclusion

The TD insurance decreasing deductible is a nice little benefit to have. Normally, it seems that you are always paying more for auto insurance so it is nice to potentially pay a little less. The amount of savings is not huge but if you have a deductible of $500.00 and you do not file a claim for 10 years and then have an accident that you have to make a claim. You could save $500.00! That is something for sure. Obviously it is better not to have an accident but it is good to know that there is some potential savings if you do have one. Not bad at all.

10 Natural (and Cheap!) Ways to Treat and Prevent Heartburn and Acid Reflux

It happens to all of us occasionally – heartburn strikes! There is that terrible, burning sensation in your chest, and you may feel that acid burn right up in your throat. Not a lovely feeling. And if it happens at night, heartburn can even cause you insomnia. But, instead of always reaching for a prescription medication, are there natural heartburn remedies you can try instead? Yes! We’ve researched 10 tried and true ways to treat heartburn at home with common items you likely have around anyway.

These are helpful tips to try, but please always talk to a doctor about any new health issue you have. Heartburn could be a sign of something more serious.

1. Battle heartburn with baking soda

Baking soda is one amazing ingredient to have around the home! (We’ve also written about 10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Clean your Home, so check that out for other ideas.)Once you’ve tackled your heartburn, you can go and clean the toilet with the same ingredient! Huh!) What we most often think of as a rising agent in baking, can also help treat heartburn naturally. Simply add about one teaspoon of baking soda to a small glass of water and stir well to dissolve. Then, drink up! Baking soda is naturally alkaline, so it can help to reduce acid. (But, if you’re watching sodium content then please be careful before trying this tip. Just one teaspoon of baking soda contains a whopping 1250 mg of sodium!! If you have high blood pressure, you also shouldn’t try this tip because of the very high sodium content in baking soda. But don’t worry, our other tips should be helpful for you!)

2. Drink a glass of milk

Again, milk is an alkaline – not acidic – substance, that can naturally help to combat either heartburn or acid reflux. Some people find a lot of relief by drinking a small glass of cold milk when their heartburn is acting up.

3. Prevent heartburn by reducing how much coffee you drink

Ahhh, sweet coffee! I love it too, but too much coffee – which is, again, very acidic – can create more problems for those of us with regular heartburn and/or acid reflux issues. Limit your coffee and overall caffeine intake to help prevent more problems with heartburn. And if you do have a cup of coffee, it helps to add milk to it rather than pure coffee alone. (Or milky coffees like lattes or cappuccinos will cause fewer problems than very strong coffee like an espresso.)

4. Limit how many citrus fruits (oranges, lemons) you eat

Delicious as they may be – and healthy too! – citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, and mandarin oranges – are all packed full of acid. (This is why they’re damaging to teeth enamel too. Side tip: drink a glass of water after eating citrus fruits to limit the damage on your teeth.) Limit how many citrus fruits you eat, or how much citrus fruit juice you drink. Some people find that if they have a small glass of orange juice with food, they’re okay. (The food may help absorb the acid of the fruit juice.) But, some people are very sensitive to citrus fruits, and need to make them only an occasional treat.

5. Drink a little aloe juice

Now, aloe juice may not be an ingredient we all have in our pantries regularly. But, you may have an aloe plant somewhere in your home! Drinking a little natural aloe plant juice is a wonderful way to soothe away some of the discomfort of heartburn. You can also purchase actual aloe juice at health food stores. If you’re prone to heartburn, this might be a good item to keep on hand to treat it naturally when it strikes next. The juice is easy to drink, whereas the aloe gel that comes straight from the plant may not be quite as palatable.

6. Eat a banana

Bananas are naturally very alkaline, and they seem to soothe a lot of stomach problems and ailments! Eating a banana can help ease away the pain and discomfort of heartburn or acid reflux. And hey, they happen to be pretty yummy, too. Delicious snack plus heartburn treatment all in one little yellow package.

7. Eat a few plain crackers (soda crackers)

I remember my Mom suggesting this when I was a child, and it works! Eat a few soda crackers or other very plain crackers. It seems to help absorb some of the excess acid in your stomach and makes you feel a bit better.

8. Don’t eat so late at night

I know, I know! This sounds so judgey. But, if you cut back on late night snacking, you may find that you have fewer problems with heartburn in the middle of the night.

9. Raise your head up on a pillow (when trying to sleep)

Raising your head up a bit higher on an extra pillow will help prevent the additional acid from sneaking up your esophagus and causing you discomfort. This simple tip really works! But hopefully it won’t give you a neck ache the next morning!

10. Try a little Apple Cider Vinegar in water

This seems totally counterproductive, right? Why would you want to consume additional acid when you’re already suffering with too much acid in your stomach? And yet, many people find that their problems with heartburn are caused by too little acid being produced in their stomachs. For some people, a spoonful of natural apple cider vinegar (the good kind, with a ‘mother’ in the bottle) in a small glass of lukewarm or cool water can be very helpful. It can help balance out the healthy acid in your stomach.

We hope these tips have helped soothe your heartburn, and that you’ll be able to get on with your day, or even have a wonderful nighttime sleep. If you have other natural heartburn tips that are tried and true, please let us know about them!

Well.ca sales and specials this week: SunBum lip balm for $0.25 (No joke!) and Only $1.50 for kids’ sunscreen

While I was trying (without much success!) this week to find some foaming soap refills for our soap dispensers, I came upon some great options at Well.ca! This was my first every order with Well.ca and I have to say I’ve been really happy so far. The price on the foaming soap refills were better than anywhere else (Amazon was WAY more expensive, which surprised me!) and the processing was very fast. I’ll post a link to the soap, if they still have any available.

But, while I was there on their site anyway, my bargain hunting tendencies got the best of me and I started to look for the best sales and deals they have going on right now. Here are all the best deals this week:

Watkins Foaming Soap Refills Canada

  • Like I said, this stuff was hard to find! Both the Lemon and Green Tea variety were still available the last time I checked. Each packet of 828 ml size allows you to fill their foaming soap pump about three times. I stocked up, because over this crazy COVID and flu season, I wanted to make sure to not run out of soap! The large packages of refill soap are $6.99 each – the best price I could find, period. If you guys find a better price, please let me know – whether it’s online or offline!

Boiron Products – 25% off at Well.ca until October 25, 2020

  • Boiron products are a wide range of homeopathic and natural treatments and therapies for cold and flu season. All of these products are on for 25% off until October 25. They have family bundles of cold and flu natural medicines – this one is on sale for $39.13 right now and includes Oscillococcinum and Boiron Stodal for Adults syrup. (That is their type of homeopathic cough and cold syrup; excellent if you want to try something more naturally derived than the cough syrup you generally can get at the drug store.)

CLEARANCE ITEMS at Well.ca this Week

Now for the ultimate money savers! These items are up to 60% off in Well.ca’s clearance section. We’ll start with the cheapest items first, because you know we like cheap around here. 😉

  • Only $0.25 for SunBum lip balm – I picked up four of the coconut lip balms, because hey – 4 for a buck is an eyepopping kind of deal! Oops, the coconut is sold out but there is still a banana variety that gets a very good rating and a pomegranate flavour too. Has an SPF of 30, which is handy to keep your lips protected in the sometimes harsh sun of winter. (Which has well and truly arrived here in Calgary. Ugh.)
  • Only $1.50 for Badger Natural Kids sunscreen – regularly $29.00 – Wowser! i need to post these bargains quickly so you guys actually get a chance to snag these before they’re all gone. SPF 40 by the way – and I’m pretty sure the sunscreen police won’t charge you IF you as an adult wear this kids’ sunscreen. (Wish I had seen this one before I placed my order! hahaha)
  • Only $4.00 for Little Ones toy cleaner – all natural toy cleaner to scrub clean those toys that kids get yucky. Which, of course, is all the toys they touch! The brand on this is Attitude Nature Plus.

I hope you guys can snag whatever items it is you need this week from Well.ca. I seriously want to post this in the hopes that you can get some of these incredible deals before they’re gone. And as a helpful reminder: Shipping is FREE on Well.ca when you spend $35 or more.

Happy shopping, everyone! And hope there’s less snow where you are.

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PC Optimum points and bonus offers this week at Superstore AND Shoppers Drug Mart – Points Haul

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Hello bargaineers and money savers here in Canada! We are back to share with you all of the best ways to stock up on PC Optimum points at both Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart this week. The more points you have, the more valuable stuff you can get for free!

Remember that 10,000 points = $10 of free stuff – whether that be groceries, clothing, etc. Points add up quickly, and a lot of people collect their points carefully to use when money is a bit tight. Or, some people wisely collect their points in order to save up towards a special large item – maybe a TV or microwave! Whatever your reason for collecting PC Optimum points, we want to help you do it more efficiently.

So, enough chit chat. Let’s get right to the points!

Special Offers and Sales at Shoppers this Week

First off, Shoppers has a special Bonus PC Optimum Points Day coming up on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Get 20 times the points when you spend $50 or more on almost anything in store. PLUS, if you use your PC Financial Mastercard, you’ll get a bonus 5000 points back! (That’s like getting an extra $5 in freebies. Nice!)

Scan Your App Contest at Shoppers – Win 1 million points!

And remember that the Scan Your App contest is still going on at Shoppers – right until the end of the month, October 31, 2020. You could win 1 million PC Optimum points! That’s like getting $1000 of freebies. Wow!! Like I said in our last PC Optimum points haul post, that would be a lot of fun – winning $1000 worth of points, and then going shopping. Woohoo! To enter you simply need to scan either your Shoppers Drug Mart or PC Optimum app on your smartphone. You do this when you go in-store to shop OR online, too.

Shoppers Drug Mart Seniors’ Day is Thursday, October 22, 2020. Plan ahead to visit that day to save 20% with a PC Optimum points card on almost anything in store (that is regular priced.)

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 spend $75 or more on almost anything in-store at Shoppers and get a $20 Shoppers Drug Mart Savings card!

Flyer deals are in effect from October 17 to October 23, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

Baby Stuff on Sale at Shoppers – Bonus points

  • Johnson’s baby toiletry items (such as Johnson’s baby powder, body wash, baby lotion or baby shampoo) – $5.99 each – Buy 2 get 2000 points

Grocery Items on Sale at Shoppers – Bonus points

  • PC Granola bars – Buy 2 get 1000 points

Health and Beauty Sales at Shoppers – Bonus points

  • Get 10,000 bonus points when you spend $40 or more on the following participating brands of products: Tylenol, BandAid, Benadryl, Aveeno, Neutrogena, or Listerine.
  • Alcon Opti-Free Puremoist for contact lenses OR Clear Care contact solution – Up to 20% off on each AND Buy 2 get 5000 points
  • Benylin sore throat lozenges OR cough syrup OR Tylenol Cold products (pills and caplets) – $9.99 each AND Spend $20 and get 4000 points
  • Benylin All in One cough syrup OR Tylenol Complete liquid syrup OR caplets – Spend $20 get 4000 bonus points
  • Buckleys mixture (cough syrup) OR Buckley’s Complete cough syrup OR Breathe Right nasal strips (26’s to 30’s) or Otrivin nasal spray – save up to 15% off – Buy 2 get 4000 points
  • Dove antiperspirant/deodorant OR Nivea bar soap or body wash – Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Halls Kids cough drops (cough lozenges) – special cough candies for kids – Get 1000 points
  • Homeocan Kids’ cough syrup, 100 ml bottles – Save up to 10% on each AND Get 750 bonus points on each bottle
  • Joe Fresh umbrellas (some really cute styles available!) – Get 5x the points
  • Life Brand calcium or mineral supplements (such as potassium or magnesium) – buy 2 get 5000 points
  • Life Brand vitamins – Selected types and sizes – Buy 2 get 5000 points
  • Life Brand vitamins – B Complex, multivitamins or special eye vitamins (They call that line their I-Care vitamins) – selected types and sizes – Buy 2 get 4000 points
  • Live Clean body wash OR deodorant (I think the deodorant is new right? Has anyone tried it yet?) Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Loreal Excellence or Age Perfect hair colour kits – Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Neutrogena acne or cleansing products (like their Blackhead Eliminating daily scrub OR Rapid Clear with salicylic acid) – Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Olay eye treatments or Regenerist facial moisturizers – Buy 2 get 8000 points
  • Oral B 3D Pro Flex manual toothbrush OR Burt’s Bees toothpaste OR Crest Gum & Sensitivity toothpaste (90 ml size) – $4.99 each and Buy 2 get 1000 bonus points
  • Physician’s Formula cosmetics – including new Organic Wear silk foundation Elixir shades – Spend $30 get 5000 points
  • Quo Beauty bath accessories (such as bath scrubbing mitts or bath scrubbies or poufs) – Spend $25 get 5000 points
  • Quo Beauty bath foam or bath bombs (bath fizzies) – Buy $25 get 5000 points back
  • Quo Beauty false eyelashes, fake eyelash kits Or false eyelash adhesive – Buy 2 get 1500 points
  • Quo Beauty makeup products (cosmetics) OR Nude by Nature makeup and cosmetics – Spend $25 get 5000 points
  • Quo Beauty sunglasses – Spend $25 get 5000 points
  • Restoralax laxative powder (765 grams – 45 dose size) – $32.99 each AND Buy 2 get 10,000 points
  • Rub A535 – Topical pain relief products (for sore muscles) – Save up to 15% off AND buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Sally Hansen Miracle gel nail polish (nail enamel) – Buy 2 get 4000 points
  • Secret Collection accessories – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • Secret Collection knee highs OR Joe Fresh OR Secret Collection socks – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • Secret Collection pantyhose – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • Secret Collection tights – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • Softsoap liquid hand soap refill (1.47 liter size) OR Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant or deodorant – Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • St. Ives lotions (hand and body lotion) – Buy 2 get 3000 points
  • Tampax tampons (20’s) OR Always liners (26’s to 60’s) or pads (12’s to 24’s) – Buy 3 get 6000 points
  • U by Kotex – liners or pads – $3.79 each AND Get 1000 points
  • U by Kotex – tampons, liners or pads (larger size packages) – $8.99 each AND get 1000 bonus points
  • Vasanti Brighten up! hand cream – Get 10x the points
  • Waterpik Water flossersGet 4000 points

Luxury Beauty Sales and Fragrances at Shoppers – Bonus Points

  • Burberry Brit fragrances Get 15,000 points
  • Dermablend special brand event this week at Shoppers! Cruelty free beauty products. Buy 2 of their products and get 12,000 points back. (Just some of their product line are: Dermablend loose setting powder, Dermablend cover care, and Dermablend smooth liquid creme. Dermablend also carries a super coverage concealer called Quick Fix, in a wide range of colours. If you’re in the market for the best covering foundations and concealers, then Dermablend is probably the brand you’re searching for.)
  • Jowae skin care products – Get 10x the points (10 times the points)
  • Lotus Aroma body or skin care products – like their Velvet body lotion OR Day and Night firming cream – Get 15 times the points on purchase
  • Lotus Aroma roll on essential oils – Selected types – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • NCEF Filorga – skin treatment; Concentration equal to a multi-rejuvenating injection. Treats wrinkles, helps firm skin and adds radiance to skin. Skin care products – get 15,000 points on each product purchased.
  • No 7 skin care serums – Such as their Firming Boosting serum – Buy 2 get 10,000 points
  • Proactiv – The ever popular Proactiv is available at Shoppers! They have a special offer this week of 10x (10 times) the points on any purchase. You don’t have to purchase Proactiv online or over the phone – you can just pop by Shoppers to pick up what you need to clear up your skin.

Special note for Vera Wang fragrance lovers – her new Embrace Eau de Toilette (EDT) is available at Shoppers now!

How do you earn points at Shoppers Drug Mart?

There are basically 3 different ways to earn PC Optimum points at Shoppers:

  1. Earn 15 points for every $1 you spend on nearly anything at Shoppers! These are your regular or base points.
  2. 20x (or 20 times) Events at Shoppers – Bonus points events like these are where you can really start to rack up big points that add up to big savings! That’s what these blog posts are all about. Wait for special 20x the points events to get twenty times the points on anything you buy that day! For example – a $50 on a regular day would earn you 750 PC Optimum points. But on a special 20x the points event day, you would earn 15,000 points instead! See why bonus events and bonus points on products really add up?
  3. Get the PC Optimum app to take advantage of personalized offers. You’ll get special offers loaded to your app on items that YOU buy and use the most. These offers can include 1000s of extra points you wouldn’t normally have received.
  4. And…visit our special blog posts about PC Optimum points to see which products this week have bonus point offers attached to them! Obviously. 😉

There are some excellent deals at Wellwise this week! Wellwise is a company that sells home health care products. This week there is a PC Optimum bonus points offer of 25,000 bonus points when you spend $100 or more on almost any merchandise at https://www.wellwise.ca.

  • Cubii Jr. underdesk elliptical machine – This awesome little machine allows you to work out right at your desk! With many of us now working from home, this is a way to get a workout in, while working at the same time. Nice way to multi-task, bargaineer! on sale this week for $299.99 PLUS get 20x the points on your purchase. (That’s like saving an extra $89.)
  • Golden Technologies – PR-510 Maxi comfort cloud auto drive power lift recliner. (Power lift chair for in the home.) $1874.99 this week. 20x the points – that’s like an extra $562.00 back in points. (Golden Technologies power chairs and accessories are also available on Amazon, if you’d like to compare current prices and features of different chairs.)
  • Lumin CPAP UV sanitizing system – a way to get your CPAP machine thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Get 50,000 points
  • Revitive Medic ultrasound therapy pain relief device – $169.99 each on sale plus get a bonus 20x the points. That’s like saving an extra $50!

PC Optimum points at Superstore – Sales and Deals at Superstore this week

Well, hello Superstore! What goodies and offers do you have in store for us this week? Let’s find out…

Superstore Loss Leaders this Week – the Best Sales

This is a new category for us to add, but I want you to know the very best deals to be had, whether there are bonus points attached to these offers or not! These specials will be focused on food and other necessities. These are ways to stock up your pantry at the lowest possible prices.

  • Baguettes – freshly baked at the Superstore bakery each day – always only $0.94 each, a great deal!
  • Betty Crocker super moist cake mix, tubs of frosting or snack size mixes – $1.25 each with a limit of 6; over limit price $1.78
  • Brunswick sardines or fillets – $1.28 each with a limit of 4; over limit price $1.58
  • PC large tins of ground coffee $8.88 each, with a limit of 4
  • No Name Apple or orange juice – 1 liter boxes – $0.88 each with a limit of 4 (Over limit price of $1.00 each)
  • No Name bagels $1.98 each (bag of 6 bagels)
  • No Name canola oil – large 3 liter size – $4.18 each with a limit of 4; over limit price $5.48 each
  • No Name granola bars – $1.25 each with a limit of 6; over limit is $1.48 each
  • No Name cans of light tuna – $1.00 each – Always good sandwich filler!
  • No Name peanut butter – 2 kg jar – $6.48 each with a limit of 4; over limit price $7.28
  • Old El Paso salsa – large 650 ml size – $2.97 each with a limit of 4; overlimit price $3.48
  • PRODUCE SALES: Orchard Run royal gala apples only $0.97/lb
  • PRODUCE SALES: Acorn, butternut squash, kabocha, buttercup or spaghetti squash only $0.98/lb
  • PRODUCE SALES: Dole Chop Chop salad kits $3.97 each with a limit of 4; overlimit price $4.98 each
  • PRODUCE SALES: Raspberries, 12 oz clamshell – $4.44 each
  • Toilet Paper sale: Charmin ultra soft bathroom tissue – 20 triple rolls (like 60 regular sized rolls of toilet paper) – $13.98 for the first 2. Over limit price is $21.98 each.
  • Unico canned tomatoes, beans, lentils or chickpeas – Such essentials for the pantry! – $1.27 each with a limit of 4; overlimit price $1.68

PC Optimum points on FOOD and DAIRY at Superstore

  • AHA sparkling water (box of 12 cans) OR Coca Cola soft drinks (8×300 ml) – all varieties – 3000 points
  • Astro original yogurt packs of 24 mini yogurts – $7.48 and 1000 points
  • Excel or Wrigley’s gum multipacks – packs of 4 – $2.98 each with a limit of 6 (Over limit pay $3.98 each) 300 points
  • General Mills Cheerios, Yoplait tubes, Minigo yogurt, or Nature Valley granola bars – Get 3000 points back for every $10 you spend
  • Haldiram’s frozen products – Spend $15 and get 3000 points
  • Kellogg’s family sized boxes of cereal – 1000 points
  • Mars or Skittles/Starburts big boxes of candy – 120 or 150 individually wrapped packages of candy in each box – $13.98 each with a limit of 6 (Over limit price of $19.98 each.) 2000 points per box
  • Mars chocolate bars multipacks – packages of 4 regular sized chocolate bars – $2.98 each and 300 bonus points
  • Mars or M&M’s pouches – such as bags of M&Ms or Maltesers. $3.48 each and 500 bonus points
  • No Name coffee pods – package of 30 pods – $10.98 each with a limit of 4; over limit price $13.98 – 1000 points
  • No Name medium roast ground coffee – 925 gram size tins – $6.98 – 1000 points
  • Oikos Greek yogurt tubs, or Danone Activia multipacks yogurt, or Light and Free yogurt – $4.48 each and get 500 bonus points
  • Quaker chewy granola bars – Club size pack – $10.98 each – 1500 points
  • Robin Hood all purpose flour – 10 kg bags – $10.98 with a limit of 4; over limit price $12.98 – 2000 points
  • Rubicon juice – 1 liter boxes – $1.88 with a limit of 4; over limit price $2.78 each – 200 points
  • SunRype Fruit to Go or Fruit Source (large jumbo sized boxes) $17.48 each with a limit of 4; over limit price $19.98 – 3500 points
  • Suraj dried peas, beans or lentils – 1.8 kg bag – $3.47 and get 500 points (This is a great bargain!)

Also look for a special coupon in-store at Superstore this week: Buy 1 Schneiders smoked sausages or wieners (375 grams to 900 grams size) and Get 1 Free: Schneiders snack kit or Protein kit

PC Optimum Points and Deals on HEALTH and BEAUTY products

  • Axe body wash, antiperspirant or body spray – 500 points
  • Burt’s Bees products – Get 5000 points for every $25 spent on any Burt’s Bees products! (I loooove Burt’s Bees! So this is an awesome offer.)
  • Colgate oral care products: such as Colgate toothpaste, mouthwash or toothbrushes. Get 4000 points on every $10 spent.
  • Colgate super premium toothpaste, toothbrushes or mouthwash – $3.98 each – 800 points each
  • Nicorette gum, lozenges or quick mist inhalers – $29.98 each with a limit of 4; over limit price is $34.98 each. 2000 points
  • St. Ives or Vaseline products – body lotions, etc – Get 4000 points back for every $10 you spend on these brands of products

PC Optimum Points and Deals on HOUSEHOLD AND CLEANING

  • Glad garbage bags – selected varieties 20-52 in a box – $4.98 each and 500 points
  • Persil liquid detergent (4.43 liter bottles) OR Persil discs (62 in a pack) OR Sunlight advanced liquid detergent – $17.98 each – 2000 points
  • Purex liquid laundry detergent OR Snuggle liquid fabric softener OR Supercare $4.98 each limit of 2; overlimit price $5.98 each – 1000 points
  • Vileda cleaning supplies – assorted types and varieties – $8.98 each and 1000 points

We did it guys! We found all of the best deals, bargains and bonus offers to be had at Shoppers, Wellwise.ca and Real Canadian superstore this week. I truly hope these posts help you plan your shopping adventures, and saves you some money at the same time!

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Amazon Coupons this week – Save on blue light glasses, Homasy humidifiers, Folgers Kcups, Nutella and more!

We all know that Amazon Prime days are starting soon! So, if you’re a Prime member, you’ll want to check out all of those incredible deals. But, there are also lots of other Amazon deals going on, including Amazon coupons. Amazon coupons are basically a digital form of coupon – a way to save money on a product, by simply clicking the coupon before you check out of Amazon.

Here are our favourite Amazon coupons this week – on electronics, on home and garden products AND on always necessary food and groceries. Yay for food coupons in Canada!

Amazon coupons for Electronics

Amazon Coupon for Home and Garden items

Amazon Coupons on groceries and food

Amazon even has coupons running right now for groceries and food items. And I’m talking popular, stock-up items like peanut butter coupons, Nutella coupons, Carnation Instant breakfast coupons and more! Some of these are excellent items to keep well stocked in your pantry, particularly as COVID cases are on the rise, and some grocery items may become more difficult to get again. Stock up with coupons, folks!

Hopefully some of these coupons will help you save a few dollars when you do your Amazon shopping this week.

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