Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amazing Week

Over the past couple of days, my family and I traveled down to Niagara Falls and lived the tourist life!  We stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel and 'vacationed' at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

I will be doing a complete review in the upcoming days of all the places to visited so that all of you can follow in our footsteps!

Happy Couponing!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Look for the Best Deal

Over the past couple of weeks my husband and I have attempting to book weekly family outings in and out of the GTA.  These little outings can be very expensive and we always try to save a much money as we can before we go.  Here are a couple of tips that we try and follow.

  1. Search online for coupons and deals.  We have saved a ton of money doing this!  Its unbelievable what you can find online.
  2. Pack your own lunch!  Spending money at the park for lunch can be very expensive.  Bringing a picnic lunch is far more affordable and if you have a craving for a snack its much cheaper than buying a whole meal for each person.
  3. There are some attractions that offer cheaper pricing after a certain time.  Check out their websites.
  4. Parking or Transit?  How much will it cost you to drive and park your car verses taking a bus or a train. Sometimes its easier to take transit than to struggle with parking at a theme park. 
  5. Bring your own drinks.  I always fill my backpack with a couple of water bottles or pop instead of buying it at the park.
  6. Don't buy t-shirts at theme park. Every year we go to Disney and I make sure to pick up a couple of Disney shirts at Walmart before we go.
This week we went bowling... a first for my son, and we're lucky to find a coupon on their website.

Tomorrow we are off to Safari Niagara and we're lucky enough to find another Groupon Deal that was half the cost of buying tickets at the park.

Lesson for today....  GOOGLE everything!

Happy Couponing

Friday, August 1, 2014

Garage Sale

We're finally having a family garage sale tomorrow in hopes of clearing out all of the stuff we've collected over the past few years.  It wasn't until we moved that I realized how much stuff we were actually hording! 

The last one we had was 3 years ago and we made about $150, which I though was really good, but now I think we can make more money as we have a LOT more to get rid of.  

We're hoping to get enough money this year to put towards a couple of bills and if we're lucky to get an iPad as well.  *wishful thinking*

(Pictures to follow)

My question to all of you is... how to get the most money out of your garage sale without being unreasonable!

Happy Couponing!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cooking with the Coupon Chick: Thai-Style Crispy Tofu & Veg Over Noodles

Thank you to the Cozy Apron for sharing this recipe!  It is now my favourite stir-fry and the second time I ever cooked with tofu!

I swapped the Brown rice Pasta for Gluten free spaghetti as it was what I had on hand!

It was so delicious my toddler loved it!

Try out this amazing recipe today! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cooking with the Canadian Coupon Chick: Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Tonight's dinner recipe is courtesy of Recipe Diaries.

My house smells amazing!  Its a non traditional Lasagna recipie that I'm sure all of you will love.

For the full recipe go too:  Recipe Diaries: Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Remember cooking at home saves you money and you'll have amazing leftovers to take for lunch the next day at work!

Happy Couponing!