PC Optimum Points offers at Real Canadian Superstore this Week – Loads of Points Event (Special event)

Hello everyone! We haven’t done a PC Optimum points post in a while, so today we’ll be making up for that. And, if you’d like to see all of our past PC Optimum posts, you can do that here. We’ll search out all the best ways you can earn more PC Optimum points this week doing your regular grocery shopping. These point offers are in effect from September 24 to September 30, 2021. (And is anyone else in total shock that it’s nearly October!?)

Oh, and to whet your appetite about the extra points and goodies this week – it is a special event this week! Superstore calls is their Loads of Points Event, which sounds very hopeful indeed that we can stock up on points. Yessss! I especially love that this week there are LOTS of points available on regular food and grocery items.

As always, 10,000 points accumulated = $10 you can spend however you like. 🙂

PC Optimum BONUS POINTS on Eyeglasses and Optical

Yay, I love telling you guys about deals this awesome. For every $150 spent at PC Optical – get 75,000 points back. Yes, that’s like getting $75 back in points. In the flyer, superstore says this is their biggest optical deal of the entire year.

PC Optimum Points on BABY STUFF and DIAPERS

  • Harvest Baby needs or wipes – For every $20 spent get 5000 points
  • Hello Bello baby products – such as diapers, baby wipes, baby bath, baby wash, etc – For every $40 spent get 15,000 points
  • Love Child organic baby food pouches or baby snacks – For every $10 spent get 3000 points
  • Playtex feeding or nursing accessories – For every $10 spent get 3000 points

PC Optimum points on BAKERY items this week

  • ACE Bakery rolls – For every $6 spent get 1000 points
  • Farmer’s Market cookies – Buy 2 packages and get 1500 points

PC Optimum points on CLEANING AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS this week

  • 3M filtrete furnace filters – For every $20 spent get 5000 points
  • Charmin bathroom tissue (toilet paper) 12-48 rolls OR Bounty paper towels (6=12 roll packs) – Buy any 2 get 5000 points
  • Clorox, Glad or Pine-Sol products – For every $15 spent get 5000 points
  • Fleecy, Palmolive, Irish Spring, Softsoap or Colgate oral care products – For every $20 spent get 10,000 points
  • Purex laundry detergent (4.23/6 liter sizes) OR Snuggle fabric softener (4.25 Liter) $10.98 AND get 1000 points

PC Optimum points on FOOD and GROCERIES this week

  • Cadbury’s or Maynards assorted treats in large boxes (115 mini chocolate bars, for instance) – $12.98 each AND get 1000 points (limit of 4 at that price; over limit price is $17.98 each.)
  • Cheez Whiz (900 grams) OR Kraft Singles slices (825 grams) $5.97 each AND get 500 points
  • Chester’s snacks (130-150 grams) OR Munchos potato chips (130 grams) OR Funyuns onion ring flavoured corn snacks (125 grams) (And totally as a side point – we researched whether Funyuns are gluten free or not!) OR Hickory Sticks (165 grams) OR Fritos corn chips (150 grams) – Buy any 3 get 1000 points
  • Christie Snack packs cookies – selected varieties like Oreo Mini or Chips Ahoy – Buy 2 get 1000 points
  • Cracker Barrel natural cheese slices (200-240 grams) OR feta cheese (180 grams) OR Combo (3×43 grams) OR aMOOza Twists – For every $15 spent on these products get 3000 points
  • Dare Bear paws cookies (150-240 grams) OR Wagon Wheels (315 or 360 gram boxes) OR Viva Puffs (300 grams) – $1.98 each AND 300 points
  • Delissio thin crispy crust pizza (475-550 grams) OR Singles (2 in a box) – $3.44 each AND get 500 points
  • Franks Red Hot sauce (354 ml) OR French’s mustard (325 or 400 ml) OR French’s ketchup (750 ml or 1 liter) – For every $6 spent, get 2500 points\
  • Freybe pepperoni sticks or salami – selected varieties – 1000 points on each
  • Frito Lay treat bags – 720 gram total weight of multi-pack single serving bags – $9.98 each and get 1000 points
  • General Mills cereal – family sized boxes – 515-778 grams – Buy 2 get 2000 points
  • High Liner wild pacific pink salmon fillets – frozen – 400 grams – 1000 points
  • Kellogg’s child size packs of cereal (Fun Pac) OR Rice Krispies OR Raisin Bran OR All-Bran OR Krave OR Eggo OR Apple Jacks – Buy 3 get 5000 points. (Selected varieties and sizes.)
  • Kraft peanut butter AND Kraft Hazelnut spread (750 grams or 1 kg of the PB and 725 gram size of the hazelnut chocolate spread – Kraft’s answer to Nutella) – Buy both and get 2000 points
  • Nabob or Maxwell House single serve coffee pods (12/30’s) OR Maxwell House ground coffee (631 or 925 grams) OR Instant coffee (150 grams) – Get 8000 points for every $20 spent
  • Oasis juice or Health Break or Smoothie (1.5 or 1.75 liter or 4×300 ml) OR Del Monte orange juice (2.5 liters) – For every $10 spent get 3000 points
  • Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers (166-227 grams OR 6×26 or 28 grams) OR Campbell’s soup (250 to 796 ml) OR Campbell’s broth (900 ml) OR Pace Salsa (642 ml) – For every $15 spent get 5000 points.
  • Pepsi soft drinks OR Gatorade sports drinks – 8×355 ml size – Buy 2 get 1000 points
  • Philadelphia cream cheese – large 450 gram tub – $5.98 each AND get 500 points
  • Pringles potato chips – 130-156 gram tubes – Buy 2 get 1000 points
  • Sabra hummus (482 grams) OR Bergeron Inspiration cheese pack (400 grams) OR Bothwell gouda or cheddar cheese (170-450 grams) OR Woolwich goat milk feta cheese (600 grams) – Buy any and get 1000 points
  • Starbucks or Timothy’s coffee pods – 44-60 coffee pods in a box – $29.98 each AND get 5000 points
  • Sunrype fruit source bars – selected varieties – 444 gram box – $7.98 each ANDget 500 points
  • Tre Stell cheese (150 grams to 1 kg) OR Castello (113 grams to 350 grams) OR Dofino (800 grams) cheese – Buy any and get 1000 points
  • Unico canned tomatoes, beans, chickpeas, lentils or tuna – For every $10 spent get 2000 points
  • Voortman wafers, turnovers or cookies (300 gram packs) OR Crispi bites (207 grams) – For every $6 spent get 2000 points
  • Yves veggie dogs, family pack, veggie burgers, veggie chicken nuggets, falafels OR veggie sausages – Buy any of these products and get 1000 points

PC Optimum points on HEALTH and BEAUTY Products this week

  • Always pads (10-22) OR liners (30-60) OR Tampax tampons – $3.98 each AND 500 points
  • Colgate Keep toothbrush kit – 4000 points – Pretty cool new concept from Colgate, where you only need to replace the heads of the toothbrushes, thereby saving 80% of plastic waste.
  • Crest premium toothpaste OR Oral B manual toothbrushes (regular varieties) $2.48 each AND 500 points
  • Dove or Degree deodorant or antiperspirant – 1000 points
  • Nexxus hair care products (400 ml) OR Shea Moisture – 2000 points
  • Old Spice body wash (473-897 ml) 3000 points
  • Quo Beauty cosmetics, bath products or accessories (things like tweezers, eyelash curlers, etc.) For every $25 spent get 5000 points.
  • RenewLife probiotics – For every $50 spent get 10,000 points
  • Ricola cough and throat lozenges – Buy 2 get 1500 points
  • Smarty Pants vitamins for women, men and kids – For every $50 spent get 7500 points
  • St. Ives body wash – 650 ml – 1000 points
  • Stayfree pads, Carefree liners, Playtex or OB tampons or Skintimate disposable razors (selected types and sizes) 500 points
  • Tena incontinence pads or underwear – Buy 2 get 4000 points
  • Tylenol, Listerine, OGX hair care products, Pepcid, Aveeno lotions, body wash, hair care or baby products – For every $25 spent get 6000 points

PC Optimum points on TOYS and Kids’ Stuff this Week

  • Barbie, Hot Wheels, Mega Bloks or Fisher Price toys – For every $25 spent get 5000 points.

PC Optimum Points this Week – Conclusion

Wow, you guys! Loads and LOADS of points this week, including a super awesome deal on 75,000 points when you spend $150 at PC Optical. Hope you stock up on a ton of points this week. Happy and safe shopping!

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Blog Hopping and Bargain Hunting: Mini Pies, PSL Packets and Spiders that Don’t Scare Me

This new feature of ours will show off some lovely articles we’ve discovered online AND some of the best bargains and deals to start your week off right…And all hopefully enjoyed while you have your hands wrapped around a delicious cuppa – whether that’s tea or coffee, it’s up to you!

Monday Morning blog hopping & bargain finding

Spiders that don’t scare me…I am no green thumb whatsoever. But, I’m determined to try spider plants, because they clean the air and look so beautiful. I’m reading this care guide to try to avoid killing the poor plants before I even get them! (Have any other tips for cat-safe houseplants that are easy to care for? And even where to buy them online?)

Almost Oreos – A little treat of gluten-free Oreo-ish cookies was on my shopping list this week. Verdict? A wee bit crumblier than their wheat-filled counterpart. BUT…they were so nom nom delicious that I made my husband hide the box! (Where, oh where has my self control gone…where oh where can it beeeee!?)

Mini apple pies in a cupcake tin. Mini food is adorable, and when safely contained in one’s hand, it feels even more comforting. Perfect for baking up fall apples, and then freezing the wee pies for a little treat whenever you feel like one. This simple recipe yields mini pies that look photo-ready…and a rating of 5 stars by everyone who has ventured forth and made the recipe. And if you choose to use a tiny ice cream scoop and top these with mini blobs of vanilla ice cream – then all the better!!!

Pumpkin spice latte packets – To say my Starbucks consumption has greatly reduced is a ridiculous understatement. I like that these little packets of PSL mix lets you whip up a foamy pumpkin spice latte at home with just boiling water. Ahhh…fall bliss. Makes me want to grab my latte and go jump in a…pile of crunchy and colourful fall leaves.

Book Outlet bargain books that caught my eye: (And they have an extra 20% off all their titles right now!) Daniel Loves Fall (cute children’s book); a healthy cookbook with less than 6 ingredients per recipe; and how to make astonishingly pretty flowers with crepe paper. Who knew? Those would be a pretty, long-lasting bundle of flowers to give to a friend.

And finally…Homemade Blueberry Syrup. A simple recipe, made extra scrumptious because it contains maple syrup. Ahhh…nothing better. Top off your French toast, waffles or pancakes with this for a special treat. (Thanks to the One Hundred Dollars a Month blog for the recipe link.)

Have a beautiful Monday, everyone. Please pop back next Monday to see what other goodies I’ve found and just need to share with you.

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The Thrifty Three – Three Frugal Things I’m Doing

Putting money into a piggy bank as a result of your savings on food.

It’s the beginning of a new week, and therefore time for another edition of The Thrifty Three! These are just three of the things I’ve been doing lately to try to stretch our money further.

  1. Iced Coffee at home – Iced coffee is my favourite new drink. I think I’ve discussed coffee a few times here on the blog. (Like here and here.) I’ve also talked about how I haven’t had a Starbucks coffee in (gasp!) months! But, I still adore a good cup of coffee. Now that the weather is warming up a bit, cold coffee drinks seem just right. So, I’ve gotten into the habit of brewing up a big pot of decaf coffee (so I can drink the iced coffee any time of day) and then storing it in the fridge to get it good and icy cold. I also add a spoonful of vanilla to the coffee, to make it even more flavourful. Then, when I’m craving an iced coffee, I grab my cute Mason jar glass, add a few ice cubes, fill about 3/4 full with cold coffee and then top up with milk. (We’ve had 3.25% milk lately, as the store we go to always has that in lactose free. I’d recommend a thicker milk for this drink – it’s luscious that way!) You could also use cream instead. Yummeroo! And rather than spending $3-$4 each on a drink, I’m sure it’s only about $0.25 or so.
  2. Filling the soap dispenser with…body wash! Or, even a diluted mix of shampoo. Weird, right? But it works! We bought a few foaming soaps, and I wanted to keep reusing the dispensers for a while. (To be totally honest, I’ll probably keep reusing those foaming soap dispensers until they stop working. 😉 ) So, instead of diluted soap, I’ve used diluted shampoo or body wash. It works great, and provides a nice foamy pump of soap for us to wash our hands carefully. (Is everyone still singing while they wash their hands? To make sure they wash for 20 seconds?)
  3. Different kind of face mask – This time, we’re talking sleep masks! As the days get longer, and the morning sunlight starts to stream through our blinds earlier every morning, I was finding that I just couldn’t get back to sleep. (The sun rises awfully early here in the summer months – this morning I woke at 5:49 am because of the sun!) We had discussed getting blackout curtains and a new curtain rod, but…$$$$! Instead, I searched on Amazon and found these sleep masks, which reviewers claimed really worked at blocking out all light. Well, I’m a fan and now can’t recommend them highly enough! The masks are comfortable, snug without being too tight and when I wake up too early I pop on my sleep mask and fall right back to sleep. The pack of 2 were $19.95, which is a great deal compared to a new curtain rod and set of curtains.

Trying to save money comes in all sorts of different forms – I’d love to hear how you’re saving money during these difficult times. Please leave a comment and let us know the three thrifty things you’ve been accomplishing. 🙂

Maxwell House Coffee on Sale – $6.97 for 925 gram tin

Okay, so once again we’re on the topic of COFFEE. Ahem. Lately we’ve discussed cheap coffees at McDonald’s , the changing Starbucks reward program, and even one of my favourite gadgets to make homemade lattes. But, as attested to by all those long line-ups at Tim Horton’s and Starbucks, well, I don’t think I’m alone in my adoration of coffee.

So, today’s deal should thrill you if you’d rather make your own delicious cup of coffee at home. (A very good way to save money over time, undoubtedly. Depending on where you go for a cup of coffee out, it can cost anywhere from $1 to $5 or more!)


Click on photo for more information or to order from Amazon.

Right now on Amazon, a lovely large 925 gram tin of Maxwell House original roast is only $6.97! Their regular price really varies, but is listed right now at $9.97 so this is a 30% Savings! Definitely the right time to buy a few tins of delicious ground coffee.

Starbucks Reward Program is Changing!

The sweet smell of Starbucks in the morning!

Have you heard? Starting April 16, 2019, the Starbucks rewards program is changing! Cue the dramatic movie music please…

Starbucks Rewards basically rewards you with 2 stars (or points) for every $1 you spend at Starbucks locations. Right now, when you achieve 125 stars you get a free item of your choosing – basically anything on the menu! This has up to this point included pricey lunch options such as salads and sandwiches. (My favourite Starbucks hack was to occasionally save up my stars and get one of their delicious salads for a free lunch.)

But, starting April 16th, you’ll have more ways to spend your accumulated points, or stars. Some people will love these changes, and others might sneer. (Most of us hate change anyway. Slowly easing my own hand up in admission…)

Spending Starbucks Stars

Whereas before, you needed 125 stars to get a freebie, soon you’ll need as few as only 25 stars! Now, we will have a greater choice as to what we want to spend our beloved stars on. BUT, we will also need to save for longer for more expensive options such as those delicious Starbucks salads I mentioned earlier.

Here is what you’ll soon be able to use your stars to get:

  • 25 stars – customize your drink with extra pumps of syrup, substituting alternative milks, or adding an extra shot of espresso
  • 50 stars – (and this one seems like the BEST deal to me) – a free bakery item, or a hot coffee or tea. The Starbucks graphic showed a croissant, but I’m sure there will be more options on the free bakery item at this star level.
  • 150 stars – handcrafted beverage (like lattes, mochas, or cappuccinos) OR a hot breakfast (breakfast sandwich or oatmeal). Since I’m a latte lover, this means my favourite freebie will now cost me 25 more stars. Cue the tears into my coffee cup! (Okay…I’m nearly over it already.)
  • 250 stars – Lunch! These items include a protein box, salad or sandwich. This is twice the amount it used to be!! Meaning, it will be a very infrequent treat for moi, now.
  • 400 stars – This is something new. At this level, you can get a bag of coffee OR choose from a selection of Starbucks cold or hot drink containers, such as travel mugs. This might be something to save up for! Or, this could be a good choice if you want to save up for a gift for a friend.

Bonus Starbucks Stars

I’m assuming that the beautiful Starbucks bonus star offers we receive as registered Gold Card members will not change. I love receiving special bonus star offers in my email! I’ve received up to 200 bonus stars for purchasing certain items. So, hopefully we will still be receiving these awesome bonuses, which really do help the old star balance build up quickly.

Remember – it’s only a good deal if you were going to buy the items anyway! Like many, I have been caught up so much in collecting my beloved STARS that I purchased extra items (like lattes or breakfast sandwiches) that I hadn’t planned on buying in the first place. It’s all a matter of balance, people!

My conclusion on the new Starbucks Rewards

Right, so my take on the changes to the Starbucks program is this: I’m okay with it. (Not really an earth shattering opinion, now was it?) Sure, it’ll take me a little longer to save up enough stars for a luscious handcrafted latte, BUT it’ll take far less time to get a free regular coffee or tea! My husband loves Starbucks tea, so we might just switch our freebies to those from now on. And, since he can get a refill on a tea when we sit and work in a Starbucks cafe – well, he can get a freebie times two!

Please let me know in the comments below what YOU think of the changes to the Starbucks program. Do you like them? Or are you downright disappointed to this change in your daily caffeinated drink?