Bargain Books – BookOutlet.ca Book Finds this Week

Hello fellow book lovers! I’ve just had a very fun time perusing BookOutlet.ca for some of the best new bargain books available. During this ongoing pandemic we have more time than ever to enjoy some quality reading time, and so I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of some of these book bargains. Enjoy! (And make sure to brew up a cup of tea or coffee to wrap one hand around, while the other is lovingly holding a new book! Pure bliss…)

So far I’ve personally ordered from BookOutlet twice, and even when the shipping times were slower due to the pandemic – I was super pleased with both orders. The first time it took around 3 weeks to arrive, but my latest order only took less than 2 weeks to get here. And considering that the shipping is free, I thought that was very reasonable.

And when that box of books arrives, well, it’s a pretty exciting time! My cat Milo is also excited, because he gets to play with the box and the heavy-duty packing paper the order arrives in. We all win!

Extra 20% on all books right now! These prices will be shown, below.

Top 5 Choices of Books on Sale at BookOutlet .ca this Week

  1. The Dirty, Lazy Keto Cookbook by Stephanie and William Laska – Was $26.99 Now $10.79! Filled with awesome Keto-friendly recipes such as Hillbilly Pot Roast with ‘Taters’, and Debauchery Chocolate Brownies. Yum! Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds using the Keto diet, and she shares the favourite recipes she developed to help her stay on track.
  2. Things You Save in a Fire (Novel) by Stephanie Center – Was $36.99 Now $12.97 – Listed as a LibraryReads Pick in August 2019, and a Good Housekeeping Summer Reads Pick for 2019 as well. Here’s a little snippet from the book description: “Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.
  3. Sammy the Seal (Children’s Book) by Syd Hoff – An I Can Read Book (Pre-grade 1 reading level) – Was $5.99 Now $2.20 – An adorable little children’s book! Sammy the Seal takes on the city, and goes to the zoo and meets up with a bunch of school children . He even learns to read! What a clever little seal he is. 😉
  4. The Everything Easy Instant Pot Cookbook – Over 300 Recipes – by Kelly Jaggers – Was $26.99 Now $7.75 – An Instant Pot acts as a pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker – all in one! This book is a great gift idea, as it has ideas for every type of meal or snack – from breakfast to main dishes, and even desserts. Nice, easy recipe ideas for everyday family cooking. You can even make poached eggs in the Instant Pot! I had no idea…(Also, if you want to bake cakes in your Instant Pot, this beautiful 7-inch cake pan will fit perfectly.)
  5. Good Night Peter – a Peter Rabbit Book – Was $10.99 Now $4.23 – An adorable little board book with the beautiful watercolour illustrations we all know and love. An excellent story to read your little ones at bedtime.

There are our picks of the week for Book Outlet’s greatest deals. Shipping is free if you purchase over $49! (Which – trust me – is not hard to do.) Enjoy some relaxing read time this summer out in the sun, or curled up in your favourite cozy hideaway spot. Or pick up a few childrens’ books at just a fraction of the cost. Books are a wonderful gift to give to kids. 🙂

Heinz Baked Beans on Sale at Amazon – Only $1.18 a can

This may not be a very glamorous post, but if like me you’re starting to re-stock your pantry from the beginning of the pandemic, then this might be an important post after all! Cans of Heinz baked beans are an excellent pantry standard – they’re a good source of protein and they taste delicious, too. Amazon has been low on most types of baked beans lately, but I managed to find this variety in stock: the Maple baked beans.


Heinz Maple Style Beans, 398mL
Only $1.18 a can

This is an Add-On product at Amazon. Add-on items are low-cost items that are available to purchase with a total of $25.00 of products purchased at the same time. This way we can purchase small items that wouldn’t normally be available with free shipping! When I’m placing an Amazon order anyway, I always add on (ha!) a few of these items to top up the pantry. It certainly never hurts to have a few extra cans of food around nowadays.

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Mcdonald’s Summer Drink Days 2020 – Iced Coffee, Pop, Slushies, Smoothies and Frappes – $1 or $2 each – Starting June 29

Hooray, it’s time for Summer Drink Days again! Were you thinking that maybe Summer Drink Days weren’t going to happen at all this year at McDonald’s? Fear not, bargaineers! Summer Drink Days are almost back…in fact, they get started on June 29 this year. So, when you’re hitting the road for an awesome (socially distant and pefectly safe) road trip, you can hit up a Mickey D’s and get some refreshing cool beverages for the whole family. Yummm…Here are the delicious icy drink options this year:

McDonald’s Summer Drinks Specials for 2020

For $1 you can get:

  • Small or medium iced coffee (if you want to try making iced coffee, check out my easy recipe for it here.)
  • Fountain drinks of any size – Soda, pop – Varieties include Coke, Sprite, and I believe there’s often iced tea.

For $2 you can get:

  • Small or medium Minute Maid slushie. These are a fairly new menu item at McDonald’s, and they come in a variety of flavours: Lemonade, Fruit Punch or Blue Raspberry. Sounds super refreshing! (Varieties may be different depending on where you live.)
  • Real Fruit smoothies – Available in small size only. Strawberry Banana or Wild Berry flavours.
  • Small iced frappe – Sort of like a Starbucks Frappuccino! Available for $2 in the small size.

For only a buck or two, you can seriously cool off with a delicious drink from McDonald’s. Very handy as the weather heats up.

Giant Tiger Flyer Deals this Week (Ontario region)

Time to save you some money, bargaineers! And that means heading to Giant Tiger, a Canadian discount retail store that is known for having really low prices. We’ve searched the flyers to find you the very best deals this week at this wonderful place. These prices are in effect June 17-23, 2020.

Here’s all that we found:

Giant Tiger Produce and Fresh Food Sales

  • 5 lb russet potatoes $1.97
  • 5 oz Queen Victoria spring mix salad mix $1.97 (or baby spinach at the same price)
  • Green onions $0.97 each
  • Kiwis – 600 gram bag – $2.88 each
  • Mangoes – $0.97 each
  • Pineapple, fresh $2.88 each

Giant Tiger Dairy sales this week (sales on cheese)

  • Giant Value cheese bar (up to 400 gram size) OR Saputo cheese slices (160 grams) $3.97 each
  • Lactantia cream cheese – Regular $3.47; this week $1.97
  • Mirage margarine – Great big 2.72 kg size – Save $3.00 – $6.99 each

Giant Tiger Frozen and Meat Sales this Week

  • Belmont Meats beef burgers – Regularly $10.97 on sale for $6.97 this week
  • Catch of the Day frozen fish sticks or fish fillets (breaded) Save $1 – $2.97 each
  • Frozen shrimp or salmon – Save up to $3 – $4.97 each (Package sizes 340-440 g.)
  • Johnsonville breakfast sausages – assorted varieties – 375 g. – Save $1.50 – $3.47 each
  • Piller’s pepperoni sticks – 300-500 gram bags – Save $3 – $5.97 each
  • Schneider’s chicken wings or chicken drumsticks, frozen – Save up to $5 – $6.99 each
  • Swanson frozen meals (Limit of 4) Save $0.80 – $1.88 each
  • Watson Ridge frozen chicken breasts – 800 gram boxes – $6.97 each (Save up to $3.03 each)
  • Ben and Jerry’s ice cream or Magnum (Yum! We don’t eat a lot of ice cream around here, but I’ve been craving it like crazy!) $4.97 each Save $1
  • Minute Maid or Five Alive frozen juice or punch drinks – only $0.50 each

Giant Tiger Grocery sales this week

  • Giant Value seasoning blends and spices – Save up to $1.70 – $2.77 each
  • Heinz canned pasta (like jAlphagetti) $0.88 each – Save $0.37 each
  • Kellogg’s cereals – 210-275 gram boxes – Save $1.01 – $1.99 each
  • La Grille BBQ Sauce – Save $0.50 – now $1.97 each
  • Lay’s Stax chips – 3 for $4 or $1.49 each
  • Maple Leaf canned meat (or Clover Leaf Snack kits) 2 for $2.88 (Must buy 2; otherwise $2.27-$2.87 each. That’s crazy – spend just 1 penny more and get two cans instead of one!)
  • Perrier sparkling water OR Molson’s Excel non alcoholic beer (10 or 12 packs) $4.97 (Save up to $2.50)
  • Planters mixed nuts or almonds – Save up to $2.02 – now $3.97 each
  • Rice Krispies squares (and other Kellogg’s lunch snacks) – Save up to $1 – $1.77 each
  • VH soy sauce and cooking sauces $1.99 each
  • Tim Horton’s canned chili $2.79 each (save $1)
  • Victor Allen single serve coffee pods (for Keurig) – Big box of 42 cups – Save $3.12 – $13.85 each (That’s only $0.33 per coffee!)

Giant Tiger Bakery Deals this Week

  • Apple Valley Foods pie – Save up to $1.50 each – $2.47 each
  • Wonder bread or buns – 3 for $6 (Must buy 3 to get that price; otherwise it’s $2.47 or $2.97 each)
  • Wonder wraps or English muffins – Save up to $2 – Only $1.77 each

Giant Tiger Deals on Toilet Paper, Paper Towels and Kleenex this Week

  • Sponge Towels paper towels – OVER HALF OFF! STOCK UP PRICE! – 8 rolls for only $3.97 (Regular price $9.97)

Giant Tiger Household and Cleaning Deals this Week

  • Energizer batteries – AA or AAA – Save up to $4.00! $2.99 each
  • Palmolive dish soap – Value 3 bottle pack – $5.00 (As a point of comparison, the best Palmolive dish soap price on Amazon right now is an 828 ml bottle for $2.47.)
  • ProLux 9 watt light bulbs – OVER HALF OFF – Only $0.99 each (Regularly $3.00 each.) ANOTHER STOCK UP PRICE HERE.
  • Purex laundry detergent OR Snuggle fabric softener, dryer sheets or scent booster $3.97 each (Save up to $2.70)

And remember – there are a ton of Ontario Giant Tiger locations. If you’re looking for one, here are some of them:

  • Acton
  • Barrie
  • Brockville
  • Hamilton
  • Kingston
  • Kirkland Lake
  • Lindsay
  • London
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • North Bay
  • Oshawa
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • Picton

There are some great stock up deals this week at Giant Tiger. Make sure to make some time to head over and stock up on those extra low prices this week. Happy shopping!

Whole Foods organic peppermint lip balm – finally back down to $1.99! Hooray!

Wow…after months of my favourite lip balm rising in price – up as high as $6.98 at times during the pandemic – it has come down to its natural price. $1.99!! We call that a stock up price around here, bargaineers. It’s been sitting in my Amazon cart for ages, just waiting for the price to go back down to normal.

There are two different varieties on for only $1.99 right now – my favourite organic peppermint, and also a vanilla honey. (I haven’t tried the vanilla. I’m pretty tempted to try it at that price though. Oh okay, you went and convinced me. I popped it into my Amazon cart, too. That didn’t take a lot of arm twisting now did it? 😉 )

These are my favourite lip balms because:

  • They’re organic
  • They’re a great bargain (or at least, they are again now! For a while there they were pretty pricey. Must’ve been a supply and demand thing during the pandemic.) Under $2 a piece for organic lip balm is a wonderful deal.
  • They work well! Natural peppermint lip balm leaves your lips feeling sort of tingly, but in the best possible way.
  • The list of ingredients is natural – things like organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, and natural (real!) peppermint essential oil.

Whole Foods Organic Peppermint Lip Balm: $1.99


Whole Foods Market Organic Peppermint Lip Balm, 0.15 oz

Whole Foods Vanilla Honey Lip balm: $1.99


Whole Foods Market Organic Vanilla Honey Lip Balm, 0.15 oz

I’ll definitely be buying a few of these. Will you?

10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Home

Baking soda is more than just a baking ingredient! Baking soda is a natural and powerful cleaning and deodorizing agent for all around your home. And, since baking soda naturally soaks up odours, it’s a great and natural alternative to other types of odour neutralizers. And, it’s cheap! You can often buy a box for around $1.50 or so, sometimes even less. So…let’s get right to the cleaning tips…grab that handy box of baking soda and let’s go.

10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Clean and Deodorize (Spring Cleaning Tips)

1. Baking Soda as a Scouring Powder (Scrubbing)

My favourite way to scrub surfaces like bathroom sinks and tubs is to grab my box of baking soda! Simple sprinkle the surface with baking soda, and then scrub away. Because baking soda is entirely natural, there’s no worry about nasty chemical residues left behind. (Our cat, for instance, loves to drink from our bathroom sink! So, I only ever use baking soda to clean the sink, knowing that my little buddy will be safe.) You can add more cleaning power by adding a squirt of natural liquid dish soap, too.

2. Use baking soda to scrub out pet dishes

Baking soda is an excellent way to clean out pet dishes! It has some mild scrubbing power to help remove stains and even some hard water residue. (Our other favourite natural cleaner – vinegar, can also help. If the hard water residue is stubborn, fill the dish with white vinegar and let it sit over night. In the morning, use baking soda to scrub that dish clean!) And, baking soda naturally removes odours, so the pet food dishes will be sparkling clean, and smell lovely, too.

3. Freshen Sour smelling sink drains with baking soda

Just a little sprinkle of baking soda down your drains, followed by running the hot water tap will freshen up those stinky drains! Just let the baking soda sit for about ten minutes or so before following up with the dose of hot water. (It can even help those drains move a bit better too!)

4. Scrub out the garbage cans with baking soda

Use the baking soda as a natural scouring powder – give the entire garbage can a good scrub with a baking soda and water paste. (Just add water into a small dish of baking soda until the consistency seems nice and paste-like.) Dip a moistened cleaning rag or sponge into the mix, and scrub away! Rinse away all the baking soda paste, and allow to dry naturally. Again – baking soda’s natural odour absorbing power will help keep the garbage cans smelling nicer, too. (If you like, you can sprinkle some extra baking powder on the bottom of the garbage can once in a while to absorb the stink, too.)

5. Clean the Microwave with Baking soda

Cleaning the microwave can seem like a painful job until you realize that steam power does all the work for you! Here’s my favourite microwave cleaning trick. Take a microwave-safe mug and fill nearly to the top with tap water. Add a teaspoon or two of baking soda, and if you have it – some fresh lemon juice, or a slice or two of lemon. Place the mug in the microwave, and set for about 3-5 minutes on high. (You’ll need to adjust this according to the power of your microwave. You basically want the water to get good and boiling hot, creating lots of steam.) The most important part is to let the mug sit in the microwave for at least 10 minutes without opening the microwave door. (I set my kitchen timer for this. If I have enough time to let the steam sit, I’ll let it sit as long as 30 minutes.) You’re trapping in all that glorious steam, which does all the hardest work for you! Then, open the microwave, and use an extra dose of baking soda and a cleaning sponge or scrubby to scrub that microwave clean. It should be left gleaming!

6. Clean your dishwasher with baking soda

Add about a cup of baking soda into the bottom of your dishwasher, and run the dishwasher empty. This will clean out the entire dishwasher, and the inner workings and leave it looking clean and smelling fresh. (Dishwashers are awful for getting that musty, sour smell. This will help with that, from the inside out.)

7. Clean countertops with baking soda

Sprinkle baking soda on your countertops to safely clean, and freshen your kitchen countertops. Alternatively, you can make a simple baking soda and essential oil spray to clean kitchen surfaces. Just add a teaspoon or two (depending on the size of your spray bottle) of baking soda into a spray bottle, add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil (I’d recommend lemon essential oil or orange essential oil) and fill with water. Give it a good shake to help dissolve the baking soda and distribute the essential oils. Use to clean your kitchen and bathroom surfaces – and it’ll smell so wonderful. Those citrus essential oils also help boost the cleaning power.

8. Scrub out stained coffee mugs and teacups

Baking soda is a great scrubbing agent. Use some on a wet dishcloth to scrub away some of the stains lingering inside your coffee mugs and tea cups. (Tea stains can be very hard to remove! If baking soda doesn’t do the trick, Barkeeper’s Friend powder cleanser ALWAYS works to remove the worst tea stains. Just sprinkle a bit on a moistened dish cloth or sponge, and scrub away. I always keep some of that cleaner on hand, specifically for this reason, because my husband loves very, very strong British tea.)

9. Clean carpets with baking soda

I only recommend this tip if you have an awesome vacuum cleaner that really sucks up everything from the carpets! Sprinkle baking soda lightly on carpets and let sit for about half an hour. Then, vacuum everything up. This really helps freshen the smell of your home’s carpets – especially useful if you have pets. Dogs, we are looking at you.

10. Clean fresh fruits and veggies with baking soda

Our final tip is one I use every week. (During coronavirus, we’ve been pretty careful wiping down our groceries when we bring them home.) While washing fresh produce, use a sprinkle of baking soda to get those fruits and veggies extra clean. Use this tip on hardy fruits and veggies – it’s perfect on apples, for instance, but not on more delicate fruit like berries. To clean berries using baking soda, put a few tablespoons of baking soda into a large bowl and fill with water. Pour the berries into the bowl, and gently swish around, allowing the baking soda water to clean up the berries. Drain and rinse off with water.

Undeniably, baking soda is incredibly useful to clean your home and many of the things in it. We all now need to stock up on that glorious, inexpensive powder!


ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, For Baking, Cleaning and Deodorizing, 2-kg
2 kg box of Arm & Hammer baking soda – only $4.39

Giant Tiger Flyer (Ontario) Deals this Week – Bargains on Groceries in Canada

Hello bargaineers and all of you who love a great deal! Today we’re zeroing in on the Ontario region, and the best deals that Giant Tiger has in store for you guys this week.

Not surprisingly, Ontario has the most Giant Tiger locations in Canada. There are (as I try to eagerly count them all from the Giant Tiger website) a total of 87 Giant Tigers in Ontario. Wow! We’re talking places like Ajax, Acton, Deep River, Goderich, Hanover, Niagara Falls, Hawkesbury, Stoney Creek, Windsor and many more! (I hope I mentioned your hometown. Woohoo!)

Okay, enough chit chat – let’s get right down to the deals at Giant Tiger this week, one of our very favourite discount stores here in Canada.

Please note that these specials are in effect May 20-May 26, 2020.

Giant Tiger Grocery Deals this Week (Ontario flyer)

  • Aqua Star salmon fillets, frozen (1 lb bags) Save $2.00 – $4.99
  • Belmont chicken or turkey burgers, frozen boxes of 852 grams Save up to $3.00 – Now $7.97
  • Bick’s baby dill pickles, or Yum Yum pickles (or other varieties) Save up to $1.00 – now $3.47 each
  • Chipits chocolate chips – big 835-1 kg size bags – $7.97 each (Was $9.97 regular price)
  • Clark beans $0.88 each (regular price $0.97)
  • Coca Cola or AHA sparkling water beverages – pack of 12 cans – 2 for $9.00 (Has anyone tried this new sparkling water yet? I’d like to, since I’m a sparkling water fanatic.)
  • Dare Real Mallows marshmallow candies – only 2 for $4.00 (or $2.49 each)
  • Duncan Hines cake mix or frosting – 3 for $4.00 (Must buy 3 to get sale price) (Need gluten free cake mix? This is my favourite one, written about on my gluten free blog.)
  • General Mills cereals (like Honey Nut Cheerios and Lucky Charms – 526 – 725 gram size boxes) $3.77 (Regular price $5.47)
  • Giant Value flaked light tuna – $0.99 (Regular 1.17)
  • Heinz ketchup – Big 1 liter bottles – Sale price $2.97 (Save $1.00 – Limit of 3)
  • Highliner fish sticks or battered fish fillets (Regular price $8.47) Sale price $4.99! (Great deal on that…stock up and stock up the old freezer. ;))
  • Hill’s Bros coffee – 652 grams-708 gram tins – Save $3.00 – Now only $5.97 (That’s a good deal for coffee!
  • Iogo greek yogurt (Selected varities and sizes; regular price up to $5.97) $4.49 each
  • Kraft mayo OR Miracle Whip – 890 ml jars – Save up to $1.50 $3.47 each
  • Lactantia cream – HALF PRICE!! – Only $1.29 (You can stock up on your coffee cream or half and half — you can freeze milk and cream)
  • Lay’s Stax chips – 3 for $4.00 or $1.49 each
  • Leadbetters peameal bacon Save $1.03 – now $3.97 (500 gram packs)
  • Morning Star Farms or Gardein meat-free (plant-based) protein options – crumbles or meat-free tenders. Save $1 each $3.97
  • Oakrun Farm Bakeries muffins 6 pack – Save $2.00 – $2.97 (It must be breakfast time and my tummy is telling me that those muffins look SO GOOD! haha)
  • Piller’s black forest ham (800 gram ham) $6.97 – Save $5.00!
  • Planters or Billy Bee roasted peanuts – Save up to $1.52 each – now $2.47
  • Pogo corn dogs (or breakfast corn dogs – who knew?) Save $3 – now only $4.97
  • San Daniele or Mastro deli meat – Save up to $2 each – $3.97 (100 grams to 175 gram packs)
  • Schneider’s chicken wings or drumsticks (750 gram to 1 kg boxes); Flavoured. $6.99 each – Regular price is $9.99-$11.99 (Limit of 4)
  • Spam or Klik luncheon canned meat Save up to $1.10 – now $3.77 each
  • Stampede pork button bones – Save $1.01 – Sale price $3.99
  • SunChips or Munchies snacks save up to $0.60 – $3.27 each
  • Swanson frozen meals OR Cavendish fries (Save up to $2.59 each) Only $1.88 each (Limit of 6)
  • Swiss Chalet cans of gravy $0.99 each (save $0.58)
  • Twinings or Tetley teabags – Save up to $0.70 – $3.97 each (As a little side note of another bargain found on Amazon – they have some of their Tetley Antioxidant teas on sale for as little as $2.99 right now!)
  • Voortman turnovers – HALF PRICE – Only $0.99 each!
  • Wonder bread $1.88 each (Limit of 6; also includes Wonder wraps and English muffins) – Regular price $0.97

Giant Tiger produce sales this week (Ontario flyer)

  • Apples, Envy variety (2 lb bags) $3.97 each
  • Apples, Jazz variety (2 lb bags) $3.97 each
  • Blueberries, 1 pint basket $2.44 each
  • Celery – head of – $1.47 each
  • Green onions (I believe it’s a 1 lb package, it was tricky to tell on the flyer!) $1.47 each
  • Mini cucumbers, 1 lb package – $1.47 each
  • Romaine lettuce hearts, package of 3 $1.97 each
  • Patio planter (10″) of blooming flowers only $9.97 each!

Household and Cleaning products on sale this week (Ontario flyer)

  • Febreze plug in air freshener refills $8.97 each (Save $1.00) – 2 refills per pack
  • Giant Value garbage bags – 40 large black bags OR 20 tall drawstring kitchen garbage bags – $2.97 (man, that’s an EXCELLENT deal on the big garbage bags, everyone! Stock up price for sure.)

Health and Beauty and Baby Stuff on Sale at Giant Tiger this Week

  • Old Spice or Secret deodorant – larger size – $4.97 each
  • Tresemme hair care (regular price $5.27-$6.26 each) Now only $4.97 each (I did a little hunting and found THIS Old Spice deodorant on Amazon for only $3.17. I thought that was a pretty good deal. And it’s for the large 85 gram size.)

Clothing Deals on at Giant Tiger this Week

  • Boys tanks or t-shirts for summer 2 for $8 or $5.00 each
  • Boys twill shorts OR girls ruffle tops OR girls knit shorts $8.00 each
  • Girls cute summer swing dress (In really cute fabrics, too – the flyer shows some cute florals and a lemon print. I’m all about the lemon print!) $12.00 each
  • Girls or boys sunglasses Only $4.00 each
  • Girls or boys summer hats Only $8.00 each (One size fits all)
  • Girls or boys novelty slides (summer shoes like flip flops) $10.00 a pair
  • Men’s cargo shorts Sizes 30-42 – $22 each
  • Men’s jammers shorts $10
  • MyStyle Plus size women’s popover/hoodie tops – $18 each
  • Women’s off-shoulder summer tops (They call them ‘cold shoulder tops. Haha, that’s cute!) $12 each
  • Women’s knit short sleeved tops $14 (Also available in plus size 1X-3X for $16 each.)
  • Women’s knit sleep shirts $10 each (Cute little novelty shirts with adorable sayings like: Allergic to Mondays)
  • Women’s stretch summer denim skimmers $20 each
  • Women’s summer dresses only $8.00 each

Ooh boy, there were lots of goodies available at Giant Tiger this week. (Giant Tiger people, have I mentioned how much I would LOVE it if you’d open a South Calgary location? Oh right, I have mentioned that before, I’m pretty sure.)

Hope we helped you save a wee bit of money this week all!

Save On Foods Flyer this Week – Best Deals at Save On Foods

I don’t know about the rest of you bargaineers, but the way we have grocery shopped has changed in a very big way. Now, rather than visiting a few different stores a week, we really tend to shop at only one store – and right now, that store is Save On Foods here in Calgary, Alberta.

Why Shop at Save On Foods during the Covid-19 pandemic?

We’ve tried a few other supermarkets during the pandemic, and we keep coming back to our local Save On. Why? We find it’s the slowest – as in, the fewest people in the store when we go to shop. (It does help that we go first thing in the morning – at 8 AM. Save On Foods does have shopping hours for seniors starting at 7, but we’re not that age yet, so we are sure to be ready to shop when it’s our opening time of 8:00.) And, the less busy the store is – the safer we feel!

The Save On we go to is relatively small, so the husband and I split the store between us and each have a shopping list accoring to what areas we’ll each visit. Then, our shopping trips are super quick and efficient and we get everything we need for the week in only about 15 minutes or so!

Maybe a lot of you are using delivery grocery services right now, or pick up grocery services like PC Express at Superstore. How have your experiences been using these? We weren’t too pleased with our PC Express experience, which was really too bad as we’d love to order online and just pick up. But, for now – Save On is working well for us!

Please note that these deals last until May 13. On May 14, there will be a lovely new Save on flyer! (And this flyer is for Western Canada. And, due to the ongoing pandemic, Save-on Foods is limiting quantities on certain products, especially high-demand products. Just a heads-up for you guys.)

Save On Foods – Deals on Groceries this Week

  • 6 inch strawberry cake $9.99 (Freshly made in the bakery)
  • Aji guacamole mix2 for $4.00 (70 ml size bags)
  • Atlantic salmon fillets or Steelhead $2.00/100 grams
  • Avocadoes, fresh – 3 for $5.00
  • Blackberries – 170 gram packs – $2.99 each AND 300 bonus points when you buy 2
  • Blueberries, fresh – 170 gram packs – $2.99 each AND 300 Bonus points when you buy 2
  • Boneless, skinless fresh chicken breasts – FAMILY PACKS – $5.99/lb
  • Chicken breast, marinated, boneless and skinless $4.99 each (Selected varieties available) At the meat department counter.
  • Chicken drumsticks by Western Family brand – Fully cooked and frozen – 700 or 900 gram boxes – $7.99 each
  • Chicken thighs, fresh $1.89/lb or $4.17/kg
  • Chicken wings, marinated $0.50 each (At the meat department counter)
  • Cod, potato crusted fillets $2.99 per 100 grams (At the meat and fish department)
  • Country Harvest bread – 570 g or 600 g – $2.49 each
  • Deli side dishes and specialty salads – Yummy looking salads including a new one called Chickberry Salad. Made in store. $1.99/100 grams
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolate boxes – Selected varieties – 156 or 200 gram packages $6.99 each
  • Grimm’s sausage rings – Assorted varieties – 375 grams – $5.49 each
  • High Liner hand cut breaded cod fillets – 515 or 540 gram boxes – $9.99 each
  • Kraft BBQ Sauce 455 ml – Only $1.00 each! (If you love to barbecue, that is a great stock up price!)
  • Lindt chocolate bars or bags of Lindt Lindor truffles (YUM!!) $6.99 each
  • Lindt Excellence chocolate bars, assorted varieties 100 gram size 2 for $6.00
  • Mandarins, mini Halos – 3 lb bag from the US – $5.99 each (or only $4.99 for the first one, when you download the My Offers app)
  • Merci boxed chocolates – 200 gram boxes – $4.99 each
  • Old Dutch potato chips – 255 or 220 gram bags – 3 for $8.00
  • Olivieri filled rainbow tortellini pasta, fresh – 300 or 350 gram packs – 3 for $10
  • Organic carrots – 2 lb bags – $2.49 each
  • Organic lemons – 2 lb bags – $4.99 each
  • Organic spring mix salad by Earthbound Farm – 284 grams – $4.99 each
  • Pepsi soft drinks – 12 cans 2 for $9.00
  • Pork Back Ribs, frozen $2.99/lb or $6.59/kg
  • Pork Schnitzel, fresh in the meat department $5.99/lb
  • Pork shoulder blade steaks (bone in) fresh $3.99/lb
  • Prawn skewers, marinated – Mango chili or Garlic butter and herbs $2.00 each
  • Raspberries, fresh – 170 gram packs – $2.99 each
  • Schneider’s Lunch Mate Stackers – Selected varieties – 90 gram size – 5 for $10.00
  • Smoked Sockeye Salmon Nuggets (Western Family) – 150 gram packs – $10.99 each
  • Strawberries, fresh – 16 oz clampacks – $2.99 each
  • Tomatoes on the Vine $2.49/lb
  • Western Family wild Argentine prawns – 16 to 30 in each bag – Frozen – 340 grams – $10.99 each
  • Western Family bacon 375 g $3.99 each
  • Western Family Beef Burgers, frozen, 1.7 kg – $15.99 each and get 800 BONUS points per box!
  • Western Family original or All Beef hot dogs – 375 grams – $3.99 each AND Earn 400 bonus points when you buy 2
  • Western Family signature ice cream – 1.65 liters $3.99 each OR FREE with 2000 More Rewards points
  • Western Family smokies – Original or Cheese – 450 grams $3.99 each
  • Western Family sparkling water – 12 can box – $3.49 (Oddly enough, it was the grapefruit variety of this delish sparkling water that inspired this post about pink and yellow products!)

More Rewards Points Redeemable for Gift Cards

Just a cool side note here – in their flyer, Save On says that you can redeem your MORE Rewards points for any of the dozens of different gift cards they carry! This includes Apple gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, and Amazon gift cards, too. An Amazon gift card right now would be an AWESOME gift for someone!

Save On Foods Fresh Bakery Sale Items this week – bread and more!

  • Fresh baked gourmet muffins – made in the bakery in store – Assorted varieties $4.99 for a 6 pack. (All kinds of favourite flavours – like lemon poppyseed, blueberry muffins and chocolate chip muffins. Yummers!)
  • Silver Hills bread – Assorted varieties, such as Sprouted Power bread – 600 or 615 gram loaves $3.99 each OR only $3.49 each for the first 1 if you download My Offers
  • Western Family bagels $3.29 for a 6 pack of bagels
  • Western Family English muffins$2.99 for a 6 pack and get 300 bonus points when you buy 2 packs!
  • White bread loaves or 100% whole wheat bread – baked fresh in store – Sale price $1.69 each (Great price on fresh bread, bargaineers.)

Save on Foods Deli Specials and Sales this Week

  • Boursin cheese, 150 grams Sale price $5.99 or $4.49 for the first one if you download My Offers app
  • Cathedral City extra mature cheddar cheese (Imported from the UK. Man, does this cheese ever sound delicious!) 200 grams for $7.99
  • Cathedral City mini cheddar cheese snacks – 120 gram bag of individually wrapped old cheddar cheese snacks $6.99 each
  • Genoa salami – Regular or hot – $3.99/100 grams
  • Grimm’s pepperoni – Honey garlic or original 600 gram packs $9.99 each AND if you buy 2 packs you get 1000 Bonus points
  • Rosemary ham or Tuscany ham $2.69/100 grams
  • Sushi rolls – made in store – 2 for $10.00 (Great idea for a quick and healthy supper)
  • Swiss gruyere cheese from Switzerland $5.49/100 grams

Buy Pur Gum online in Canada – Xylitol gum

I absolutely adore Pur gum and mints. Anyone who knows me knows that I always have a large bag of Pur gum in my purse. (True story: my little nephew, who was three at the time, saw bags of Pur gum hanging in a store. He excitedly pointed to the bags of gum, and screeched at his Mom: “Auntie Tina!” So…I might even have a slight addiction to the stuff. I’m not ashamed, I’m not ashamed.) And, anyone who ever needs a piece of gum always knows who to come to! I not only stock up on the stuff, but I’m pretty happy to share it with anyone else.

I became such a fan of this stuff a few years ago, when I realized that by chewing gum with aspartame all the time, I was actually consuming an awful lot of aspartame! I had mostly taken aspartame out of my diet via other things – like pop or foods – but I still was consuming it by chewing gum. So, I love that this gum tastes delicious, doesn’t have sugar OR aspartame, and is in fact good for your teeth! Xylitol is a natural sweetener that inhibits the type of bacteria that causes cavities. So, chewing Xylitol gum can help to strengthen your teeth, and prevent cavities! (But – an important warning here to pet owners. Xylitol is POISONOUS to cats and dogs! If you have a pet in the house, please keep any xylitol products stored up high and well out of their reach. We want to keep our little buddies healthy and safe.)

If you’re looking to break your addiction to aspartame gum, then search no further! Pur gum actually tastes good, and I find that it stays nice and chewy for longer than some other types of xylitol gums. The flavours are awesome, too!

Here are my favourite Pur brand gum and mint varieties:

PUR Peppermint Mints
PUR Peppermint Mints are the ones that have a nice, strong peppermint flavour. If you want to get rid of your coffee breath, these will do it! They’re not overpowering either, they’re just right. $2.79 for a pack of 20

PUR Sugar-Free Cinnamon Gum Bag
PUR Sugar-Free Cinnamon Gum is my favourite flavour of Pur gum! I’m a sucker for a delicious cinnamon flavour, and so I often have a bag of these stocked in either my purse or cupboard at home. $4.99 for a bag of 55 pieces of gum

PUR Sugar-Free Gum Bubblegum Bag
PUR Sugar-Free Gum Bubblegum is an awesome way to chomp on some bubblegum without any sugar in it! Reminds us of our childhood…Or, a fun flavoured gum to give to your kids! (I don’t think they’ll actually be able to blow bubbles with it though.)$4.99 for a bag of 55 pieces

PUR Sugar-Free Spearmint Gum Bag
PUR Sugar-Free Spearmint Gum Bag is actually the type of gum I have in my purse ALL the time. I find that the nice, milder mint flavour of spearmint is just perfect for everyday chewing. (Ha! I just said everyday chewing.) And, the Spearmint variety also seems to stay nice and chewy for the longest time. So, it’s my top choice for overall Pur gum winner. $4.99 for a bag of 55 pieces of gum

Great flavour, no sugar or aspartame, stays soft and chewy longer. Check, check, and check. Stock up on some of this delightful stuff, and even your teeth will thank you.

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