It’s funny where you can find inspiration for a blog post! As I was sipping on a can of Save On Food’s own brand grapefruit sparkling water today – boom! The sweet combined colours of lemon and pink just looked so perfect together. These colours truly epitomize what spring is! A splash of these very pretty pastel colours are just what your kitchen might need to drag it out of the wintertime doldrums.
So…here’s a little colourful inspiration for some new goodies for your kitchen. Whether you love the colours of pink and yellow together or on their own, they are lovely accents to brighten and cheer.
Lemon Theme Table Runner is bright and cheerful, with its unapologetic lemon theme. This lemon table runner is waterproof, and can be used indoors or out. $10.56
Cupcake To Go container in a cheerful shade of pink is the perfect way to tote a cupcake with you wherever you’re going! Or, if you want to drop off a gourmet cupcake to a friend, this is the ideal way to do it. (PS. A cupcake for a friend is ALWAYS a fine idea!) $6.29
Now Designs Jumbo Pure Kitchen Towel, Lemon, Set of 3 Now Design teatowels are some of my absolute favourites! They make beautiful cotton kitchen towels that really stand up to constant use. These ones in a fresh white and yellow pattern will add some springtime colour to your kitchen. AND they’re well made, absorbent and super useful.$22.00 for a pack of 3
Peony Bouquet by Torre & Tagus These lovely flowers really look perfect nestled into a white pitcher or a simple vase. An easy way to add a touch of pretty pink colour to your kitchen – and as low maintenance as can be! $24.95
I’m still drooling over that teapot, to be honest with you. And in that shade of yellow? LOVELY!! Anything at all can be made a bit better with a good, strong cup of tea if you ask me. Enjoy these springtime choices, and have a wonderful sunny Saturday!
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BMO Mastercard cashback changes coming May 2020! This is the announcement that many cardholders received in their email recently. At first glance the changes look exciting and potentially a money saver for customers. However, let’s take a deeper look at these changes and see if this is really so.
BMO Mastercard Cashback Changes
Currently you can earn 1% cashback on all purchases regardless if it is a one time purchase or a recurring purchase such as a monthly bill payment. Also, the purchase has to be at least $50.00 before you get the 1% cashback.
However starting May 1, 2020, you can start earning 3% cashback on grocery purchases, 1% on recurring bill payments and 0.5% on other purchases. For one time purchases the minimum purchase is only $1.00. The minimum purchase for recurring bill payments is $25.00. Also, you do not have to wait until the end of the year to redeem your cashback. You can do it immediately by having it deposited into a chequing or savings account or you use it as a credit on a monthly statement.
This sounds great! It looks like you’lll be getting more cashback that you can use sooner. Sounds like a win win situation. However, there is a “but”; there’s always a “but”.
BMO Mastercard Cashback Changes, The Fine Print!
Yes, there is always the fine print and there a few things with this card that you should know about. For instance, there is a $500.00 monthly limit on getting 3% cashback. Any grocery purchases over $500.00, you will still only get 0.5% cashback. Also, you would have to make sure that the grocery stores you go to are deemed grocery stores by BMO.
There is also a $500.00 monthly limit on getting 1% on recurring purchases bill payments. Any recurring purchase amount that is over $500.00, you only get 0.5% cashback.
Conclusion, Is it Worth it?
It depends on how much you spend on your credit card. For example, suppose you spent $500 on groceries, $500 on recurring bill payments, and $2000.00 on other purchases. Based on the new changes, you would receive $30.00 cash back. Do you know how much you would receive in cashback for same amount currently? You would also get $30.00! What does this mean?
It means that if you are putting more than $3000.00 each month on your card, then the changes do not benefit you as you would actually be getting less cash back. However, if you are spending at least $500 in groceries and at least $500 in bill payments but are putting less than $3000 per month on the card, then the changes are helpful to you, as you’ll get more in cashback.
So is the BMO MasterCard cash back changes worth it? If you do not put a lot on your credit card then potentially yes! However, if you charge a lot on your card each month then potentially it is not. This means that you as the consumer have to know your spending habits and read the fine print on any credit card you might want. Because with so many things in life, there’s always a catch!
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 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 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 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 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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Oh, how I love Giant Tiger flyer day! While I don’t shop the Giant Tiger very often here in Calgary (it’s just too far away from where we live), I always make sure to do a big GT shop when we visit Nova Scotia. I find everything there – groceries, cute clothes, housewares and so much more!
Did you know that there are 250 Giant Tiger locations in Canada? Huh! Hello Giant Tiger owners – could you please open another Giant Tiger in the South of Calgary? There is only one Giant Tiger in Calgary – in the area of Forest Lawn. In Edmonton, there are 3 locations. Even Red Deer has its own Giant Tiger, too! I hope you have a Giant Tiger near you, because their deals and sale prices in their flyer cannot be beat.
Best deals in the Giant Tiger Flyer this Week
Okay, enough of my chit chat. Onto the deals, bargaineers! These sale prices are good from April 29, 2020 to May 5, 2020.
Giant Value bread (I only see white bread listed in the ad; but I’m sure they have a whole wheat variety, too) Regularly $1.79 each – Buy 2 for only $1.25 each
Nabob ground coffee – large tin size of 930 g – Regular price $18.99 – Sale price $9.97
Nuts for Nature creamy peanut butter – 1 kg size – Regular price $3.99 – Sale price $3.79
Kraft Pure jams – 500 ml size – Regular price $4.79 – Sale price this week $2.99
Grimm’s pepperoni bites – 375 gram size – Regular price $7.29 – Sale price this week $4.49
Campfire bacon – 375 grams – Regular price $3.47 – Sale price $1.77 (Wow, that’s a great price for bacon!)
Snack Pack pudding packs OR Voortman’s turnovers – Regular price $1.47-$2.00 each – This week only $1.00 each! (The flyer says 5 for $5, but also says only $1 each. So, I don’t think you need to purchase five to get that special price.)
Pogo corn dogs on a stick – 20 pack – Regular price $16.99 – Half price this week! Only $8.49
Nestle Coffeemate coffee whitener – 1.4 kg – Regular price $8.39 – Sale price $6.88
Swanson frozen dinners – 280 grams to 345 grams in size – Multibuy sale this week $2.00 each (You must buy four to get that price. Otherwise, the single unit price is $2.68 each.)
3 lb bags of Red Delicious apples $2.99
5 lb bags russet potatoes (Canada No 1.) OR 4 pack tomatoes (Canada grown, Canada No. 1 grade) $2.99 each
Iceberg lettuce OR green onions – 3 for $4 or $1.33 each
Ronnie’s peanuts (assorted varieties; 227 gram packs) OR Nature’s Bounty fruit or nuts – 2 for $5
Belmont Meats Cheese & Bacon Burgers (852 gram box; 6 burgers) – Regular $10.99 – Half price this week! Only $5.49 (Wow, this seems like a great deal on burgers, too!)
Habitant canned pea soups – large 796 ml cans – Regular price $3.09 – Sale price 2 for $4.00 or $2.00 each
Pillsbury Pizza Bites – 693 gram size bag – Regular price $6.59 – Sale price this week $3.99
Prego pasta sauce – Regularly $3.59 – Sale price $2.00 each
Crispers OR Ritz Crisp and Thins crackers – Regularly $2.29 – Sale price $1.79
Pepsi soft drinks/pop/soda – Multibuy deal (Must buy 3) $1.33 each. Single unit price is $1.97 each
Maple Leaf Top Dogs hot dogs (10 hot dogs in a pack) – Regularly $4.69 – Multibuy sale price $3.00 each (Must buy 2.) Single price is $3.47 each
Swift frozen pot pies – Regularly $1.59 – Multibuy sale price of $0.88 each (Must buy 4.) Single pie price is $1.00 each.
El Monterey wraps – Regularly $1.69 each – Multibuy deal of $1.25 each – must buy 4. (Single unit price is $1.50 each)
Best Value bagged cereal (270-300 grams) – $1.99 each
Oasis juice boxes – 8 x 200 ml size – Regular price $3.39 – This week’s sale $2.50 each
Best value lean ground beef chubs (400 gram size) – half price this week! $2.50 each if you buy 2. (Single unit price is $3.99)
McCain potato breakfast patties – 1.34 kg – Regular $5.19 – Sale price $3.79
Cool Whip in a can OR Lactantia whipping cream (473 ml) Sale price $2.50 each
International Delight coffee creamer OR Little Debbie snack cakes – Regularly $2.49-$2.99 each – Sale price $2.00 each
Tootsie rolls (large size) or Double Bubble pops – Sale price $1.25 each
Cheetos snacks (280-310 gram size bags) Multibuy deal $3.00 each – must buy 2 for sale price – Single unit price is $3.29 each
Health and Beauty and Gift Items on Sale at Giant Tiger this Week
Glade scented candles OR wax scented melts – Regular $4.99-$5.09 – Sale this week $4.49 each
Calgon mini gift sets of fragrance mists (Scents shown are: Japanese Cherry blossom, Morning Glory, Hawaiian Ginger and Tahitian Orchid) Sale price $9.99
Calgon moisturizing bubble bath (Scent shown is Lavender and Honey – ooh, I love a good dose of lavender in my baths!) – large 887 ml size – Sale price $4.99
Calgon body mist (236 ml) OR Bath Fizzies – Regular price $7.49-$7.99 – Sale price $5.99 each
Giant Tiger Sales this Week on Pet Stuff and Household Cleaners
Giant Value Big chew dog chews OR Pop ‘n Bites dog treats (regular price $1.29-$1.49) Sale price $1.00 each
Dawn or Ivory dish soap – 532-573 ml size –Regular price $2.99 – Sale price $2.00 each
Simply Tide laundry detergent or pods OR Downy fabric softener – Regularly $5.69-$6.79 – Sale this week $3.99 each (Good deal for Tide detergent!)
Plus, the spring clothing is coming out now! Cute tops, capris, sandals and more are featured in this week’s flyers. Men’s activewear shorts are on an impressive sale of only $6.00 each – maybe grab a couple of pairs at that ultra low price. 🙂
CEBA program details is something that many Canadian business owners are looking for today as many businesses have had to shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the stress of their business shutting down and the financial burden that follows, many do not know where to start and feel overwhelmed. Hopefully, this article can help make things clearer.
CEBA Program Details – What is CEBA?
CEBA stands for the Canada Emergency Business Account and is a federal government loan program that provides small and medium-sized businesses with a limited-time, interest-free loan of up to $40,000. For more details on CEBA visithttps://ceba-cuec.ca/. Here are some of the details of the program as provided to me by one of the banks that I deal with First Calgary below:
The CEBA Loan Includes:
$40,000 loan at 0% interest until December 31, 2022
No minimum monthly principal payments required until December 31, 2022
$10,000 loan forgiveness is available, provided outstanding balance is $40,000 at December 31, 2020, and $30,000 is paid back between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.
Payments can be voluntarily made at any time without fees or penalties
The Borrower is a Canadian operating business in operation as of March 1, 2020.
The Borrower has a federal tax registration.
The Borrower’s total employment income paid in the 2019 calendar year was between Cdn.$20,000 and Cdn.$1,500,000.
The Borrower has an active business chequing/operating account with the Lender, which is its primary financial institution. This account was opened on or prior to March 1, 2020 and was not in arrears on existing borrowing facilities, if applicable, with the Lender by 90 days or more as at March 1, 2020.
The Borrower has not previously used the Program and will not apply for support under the Program at any other financial institution.
Borrower acknowledges its intention to continue to operate its business or to resume operations.
The Borrower agrees to participate in post-funding surveys conducted by the Government of Canada or any of its agents.
CEBA Program Details – How to apply?
You apply through your financial institution and most of them should have this program available to you. You can either call or go in to speak to someone about it. However, an even easier way is to apply online at your financial institution. For example if you go to First Calgary’s website, you are presented with the following details below:
HOW DO I APPLY FOR CEBA?
For your convenience you can apply from home using our online application. Our team of advisors will contact you once your application has been received to discuss next steps.
FOR A SPEEDY EXPERIENCE, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON HAND:
2019 T4 Summary of Remuneration Paid (T4SUM) that shows an annual payroll of between $20,000 and $1.5 million (if you cannot locate your T4SUM, contact the Canada Revenue Agency to have them reissue it to you)
A 15-digit Canada Revenue Agency Number also shown on the T4SUM
Business contact information, including phone number and email address.
Finding out what you can apply for in this climate can be a challenge. However, it is important to know what options you have. For many small businesses, this program could be the difference between surviving or dying. So have a look and see if the CEBA program details fits you and your business. Because in this COVID-19 world, information is power.
PC Express grocery pick-up during Covid-19, sounds like an interesting idea. Because right now we live in a world of social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. With PC Express, you do not even have to enter the grocery store. All you do is place your order for groceries online, pick an available pick up date and go to one of the designated parking spots to pick up your groceries. You don’t even have to get out of your care as they will even load your groceries into your trunk if you pop it open for them. Sounds like an awesome way to do your grocery shopping during the pandemic. My wife and I thought we’d give it a try.
PC Express Grocery Pick-Up During Covid-19 – Expect Delays
Last weekend my wife placed our order online to PC Express and as expected pick up times were filling up fast. We expected this as we assumed many would try this. However, there was one slot available – a pick up time of Wednesday at 6 pm and we took it.
A few days later, on Tuesday Superstore sent us an email that our order could be delayed a day or more and they would contact us once our order was ready. We had no problem with this as we knew they would be busy and actually appreciated the email letting us know. We weren’t in a rush to get the groceries. Two days later on Thursday we got another email message stating that our order was ready to be picked up. I got ready and went to Superstore to get our groceries.
PC Express Grocery Pick-Up During Covid-19 – Things Get a Bit Chaotic
As I got to Superstore the first thing I noticed was that the place was packed with cars! I think the sunny day was partly to blame for this. As I drove to the PC Express stalls (they had 8 marked stalls), I noticed all of them were filled with cars, all with their trunks open waiting for their groceries. I also noticed over a dozen other cars around these stalls with their trunks open waiting to pick up groceries. Immediately I thought, “Houston, we might have a problem”.
I found a parking stall as close as I could to the PC Express ones and then called the phone number that had been given to me in the email. As soon as I finished dialing the number, I immediately was given the message, “the phone call you attempted has failed”. That was weird, so I tried to call again a few more times and got the same message. I then called my wife at home and asked her to call from her end. She could not get through as she got a busy signal. We both kept trying. My wife finally got through and was told to leave a number to be contacted later. She did and as soon as she did she got cut off. Not knowing what to do, I decided to go in the store.
PC Express Grocery Pick-Up During Covid-19 – Things Get a Bit Unsafe
I went to customer service and was directed to the PC Express area, which were by the check out aisles. As I got to the area, there were grocery carts full of food everywhere and I assumed that these were all the pending PC Express orders. By these carts was the PC Express area. It was a small room about the size of a small bedroom. There was a large fridge and groceries in there along with about four people working feverishly in it. All of them looked completely overwhelmed. I felt for them. Unfortunately, only one person had a mask on. The rest did not. Also, they were working pretty much shoulder to shoulder, so social distancing was not being practiced. But how could it be? The room was way too small for it.
I managed to talk to one of the workers and tried to keep my distance (fortunately I was wearing a mask, googles and gloves) and explain my situation. He was at least wearing gloves. He took my license plate number and make of my car and told me to pop my trunk and expect a long wait. I went back to my car and waited.
After a Long Wait, Go into the store again
I waited for an hour in the car and tried the number a few more times but to no avail. So I decided to go back in again to check the status of my order. As I got to the PC Express area there were still a lot of carts with food parked. There were also a few people lined up to talk to PC Express and I lined up behind them trying to keep my distance between people. One person beside me had a mask on which gave me a little relief.
However, we were lined up in the area where people exit the check out aisles. Also, the PC Express carts with food were also in the area and all of a sudden, things were very congested. There was no chance of practicing safe social distancing, as we were constantly moving to avoid people leaving with their groceries. It was a bit unnerving.
No End In Sight
As I got closer to the front of the line, the person in front of me said that her original pick up date had been Tuesday. At that point, I realized that I might have a long wait yet. When it was my turn to talk to the employee , she said that there were 7 or 8 orders ahead of me and that once they got to me that they would then make my order. I thought that was weird as the email they sent me said that my order was ready. At this point I started to feel a bit angry.
I asked if could just take my order myself. She said that I would have to wait and when I asked how long – she said she could not tell me. She had no idea how long it would take. I tried to explain to her that I’d been there an hour ago asking the same questions. She said she was just there helping out. No further help was provided.
Time to Flee!
I then realized “This is not right!” Here I am talking to this poor stressed out lady who is trying to help. She’s not wearing a mask and has no gloves on. We are only standing three feet apart. The people in the PC Express department behind her weren’t wearing protective wear, and were way too close and are touching people’s grocery orders. The people beside me were way too close and the people going by us wee way too close. Not good!! We were all in danger.
Why would Superstore overbook their pick up Service so much? Why would they not provide their employees with protective wear? And why did we have to line up in a main exit for customers?
I realized right there and then that I had to leave and protect myself and my wife at home, as staying there longer increased my danger of getting infected. I said to the lady to cancel my order immediately and I left as quickly as I could and went home. When I got home, I immediately took off the clothes I was wearing put them in the storage room (our sort of decontamination zone) and took a shower and calmed myself down.
I would not use PC Express grocery pick-up during Covid-19. It is way too risky. They don’t have enough space, manpower, or organization to make this work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. You would be safer just going into Superstore and shopping yourself. Or even safer, just go somewhere else to shop. (A place that is smaller and far less busy.) I do have a friend who says the service is great but she shops at a different location than the one I went to. I was pretty freaked out by the experience.
Also, yesterday the news reported that the location I went to has a case of Covid-19 with one of their employees. The employee hasn’t been to work since April 12th but I wasn’t surprised in the least based on my experience. I really hope that Superstore improves their PC Express service – in particular at this location. Because people’s health and lives are at risk. However, I am not going to take the chance to find out. Instead I will be shopping somewhere else where I feel safer. Stay safe everyone.
There, I admitted it. It might have something to do with currently reading the City Baker’s Guide to Country Living. There is a LOT of delicious pie baking talk in that book, and I love every single crumbly bit of it! Or, of course, it might also have to do with these unusual circumstances we’re living through, and being home a whole lot more. Therefore, more time to bake pie! And, obviously, eat pie. 🙂
Whatever my inspiration (or obssession! ha!) might stem from, today is the day of the homemade pie. I found some awesome new pie gadgets, beautiful pie dishes to display your homemade lovelies, and other pie related goodies that were too cute to ignore. Enjoy, and then – dig in!!
First Out Pie Spatula by Fox Run
The First-Out Pie Spatula is a wonder as far as I’m concerned! It is exactly the right shape and size to make an easy job of removing that first stubborn piece of pie. A little gadget that you’ll use all the time if you love to make homemade pie. $5.29 CDN
Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin
Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin is the solution if you have a hard time rolling out nice, even pie crusts. With silicone bands on either end, you can easily control exactly how thick your pastry will be! Also handy for rolling out pizza crusts. $35.99 CDN
Porcelain Pie Dish is a beautiful and classic pie dish. This one will make your homemade pies look wonderful. $19.99 CDN
Pie Crust Baking Shield – Prevents Burnt Crusts
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Pie Crust Shield, 10-Inch This ingenious invention allows you to place this on top of your pie to protect the outer edges of the pie from burning. Fits a large 10-inch pie plate OR a smaller pie plate that has handles. $9.19 CDN
Today – pie. Tomorrow…who knows!? See what inspires us next by signing up for our newsletter. And thanks for dropping pie. (Ha! See what I did there? Pie on the brain, indeed.) May you find inspiration to bake up something new and ooey-gooey good.
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Will CPP payment dates change during the coronavirus pandemic? It is a logical question to ask as the government is currently involved deeply in “The Canada Emergency Response Benefit” program. This CERB program helps individuals who’ve lost their jobs because of Covid-19. The CERB also helps business owners with grants and loans. As a result, Canadians on CPP might be concerned that this will affect their payments. Will their payments be affected? Will the dates they will receive their payments change? The answer is no.
CPP Payment Dates Stay the Same
Here’s what the federal government’s website has to say regarding this issue: “If you receive federal benefits, including some provincial/territorial benefits, you will receive payment on these dates. If you set up direct deposit, payments will be deposited in your account on these dates.”
Here are the CPP payment dates below for the rest of 2020. This includes the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension and disability, children’s and survivor benefits.
January 29, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 27, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 26, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 27, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 28, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 22, 2020
If Applying for CPP, Apply Online Due to Covid-19
If you are applying for your Canada Pension, the government strongly suggests you apply online as the process has been simplified to make it easier for you. Notice what the government’s website says about this below:
An important note for people applying for Canada Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan Disability or Old Age Security.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Service Canada is strongly encouraging you to apply for these benefits online, from the comfort of your home. You will not be required to submit documentation to support your application at this time. Service Canada may be requesting these documents at a later date, but in the meantime, we can begin working on your application.
CPP payment dates will not change amid Covid-19, and that is a relief for many Canadians who depend on these payments. The coronavirus has brought a lot of anxiety to many people, especially our seniors so at least this is one less thing to worry about. And that is definitely a good thing!
I recently bought some new cotton sheets. No big deal, right? Well, it felt like an awfully big deal to me! It had been a couple of years since I’d last bought new sheets. When I unpacked them, and made up the bed with them – the cute aqua floral pattern just seemed to brighten up the whole bed, and entire bedroom! (You can see them for yourself here. I chose the aqua colour….they are so cute!!) The price was right too, of course – I am a bargaineer, after all!
Sometimes when spring hits, we get that sudden and intense urge to clean! And freshen, and brighten up the surroundings in our home. And yes, this can absolutely include new bedding and sheets and duvets. If a silly set of new sheets can make me so incredibly happy, just imagine what an entire new bedding set would do. Gracious, I could probably barely handle the excitement. 😉
But, enough about me. If you want to freshen up your bedding easily, without a lot of effort or searching, then Bed in a Bag sets are the way to go. I love the simplicity of ordering one product and getting the sheets, pillowcases, and duvets or comforters all in one convenient set. Perfect!
Spring Inspired Queen Bed in a Bag sets
I know this spring is unlike any we’ve ever known. We’re all stuck indoors WAY more than usual, while coping with this coronavirus pandemic. So, what better time to add a touch of spring beauty to your bedding? I went on a hunt to find super cute bedding to add a touch of spring whimsy, freshness and colour to your bedroom. Here are the best bedding sets I found. *Please note that the links are Amazon links. I am an Amazon associate and earn a small commission if you purchase a product, with no extra charge to you. Thanks guys!*
Currently $86.02 with free shipping on Amazon
So, I love the PRICE of this set, but look at that splash of aqua flowers on the corner of this pretty bed in a bag set. I like the neutral grey background, and the beautiful springtime flower accents. Plus, this set comes with a beautiful little accent cushion. I am a SUCKER for a cute accent cushion, folks. And, it gets a solid 4-star rating on Amazon! Win, win, flower win!
I actually gulped a little when I saw this one. The pretty, pale combination of the leaves in shades of yellow, aqua and grey are just so soothing. This set currently is $153.87 with free Amazon shipping.
The 9 piece set includes the comforter, sheets, pillow cases and shams PLUS another cute little accent cushion. Love this. Good high ratings too – a solid 4/5 stars.
And our final springtime selection…this lovely offering of bedding with a beautiful cascading floral motif in grey and purple. So pretty! It reminds me of a springtime garden just popping into life.
* Currently $153.87 CDN for the set – free Amazon shipping *
Comes with a comforter, bed sheets (and please note – the sheets are COTTON!), pillow cases and pillow shams. And again, an adorable little matching accent pillow.
Springtime Sheet Sets…Found!
This was an awful lot of fun – finding sweet sheets, all in a springtime motif. I hope you find just the right set to add some much needed spring colour to your bedroom. If we’re stuck at home a lot, snoozing and reading and snacking in bed, we might as well do it with pretty bedding!
Hello bargaineers! With all of the absolute mayhem going on in the world lately, I haven’t posted a new PC Optimum points post in AGES. But, today that’s all going to change! More and more of us are feeling the financial pinch of either being laid off, or losing our jobs altogether. So, finding the best prices on groceries AND the best ways to get mega points really matters to people.
So…here are the very best ways to optimize your PC Optimum points at Superstore this week. Remember that it takes 10,000 PC Optimum points – at a minimum – to cash out your points. Every 10,000 points you earns equals $10 of free groceries at Superstore. Let’s rack up some points this week!
Best PC Optimum Points deals on Groceries
15000 points when you buy any fresh whole beef tenderloin instore or online (Limit 2 at $9.98/lb)
PC Live Lettuce – either red lettuce or trio lettuce pack – $2.48 each with 250 bonus points each