February 13, 2014, Posted By Friends of VC
Managing the finances of a small company doesn’t have to take long and tedious afternoon to accomplish, especially when accounting software like Intuit’s Quickbooks are at your disposition. For those skeptical about learning a new method of keeping your business on track, you can try Quickbooks Online absolutely free for 60 days.
Speaking of accounting, with the deadline for tax filing quickly advancing, have you filed your taxes yet? For those who haven’t, be sure to read our tip article on the filing them yourselves vs. hiring a professional.
Try Quickbooks free for 60 days
Quickbooks’ software is great no matter the size of the business: whether a 1-man ship or even one that is on the rise. The best part is that no math or accounting knowledge is needed whatsoever!
On top of the many other benefits, one that stands out the most is Quickbooks’ efficiency and speed as it’s much faster than manual bookkeeping: “you spend less time on everyday tasks, and less time looking for information“.
Don’t forget to stay up-to-date with Quickbooks’ latest promotions with our page dedicated to their deals.
We’d love to hear from you! Let us know if you plan on trying Quickbooks Online or if you have used it for your business.
Edit: Originally published on: Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:34. Updated to keep content fresh.
January 28, 2014, Posted By Anne
This is one freebie that I wouldn’t wait too long to claim if I were you, because we have no idea when it will end or how many of them are actually available. You can order yours if you are 18 years old and older and if you don’t live in province of Quebec (as it is not available there). I think I can hear you shouting: “get to the freebie already, we don’t even know what it’s about”, okay okay, hold your horses. The offer is for Advil Nighttime Samples, for the grand cost of zero.
Have you tried these before? I hit a difficult patch in my life a while back and I had trouble sleeping, so I actually tried these sleeping tablets and I thought they helped me to initially get to sleep (didn’t help resolve the underlying issue obviously). Just be careful not to try them during the day though, unless you have time for a little power nap ;)
It always surprises me that we’re allow to order medication by mail, because anyone could order them, even though they say you need to be 18 years old and older, you don’t need to prove it. I thought this would be something illegal or at least frowned upon even though you can get them at your local pharmacy, I think it would have been better as a printable coupon, that’s just me though.
January 16, 2014, Posted By Anne
I’m reposting this for new eyes as one of my friends recently had a baby and was checking our site for baby related goodies and didn’t see this offer which is still valid (it’s been valid for years, let’s hope it stays that way). So here’s a quick post to tell you how you could get freebies from Nestle Canada. The program will help you to get the following: coupons and samples, the ‘nestle Start Healthy, Stay Healthy’ baby feeding guide, diaper bag with change pad, a sample of infant formula (milk based or a soy based) and customized emails with tips, tools and videos.
If you’re interested in signing up to the program, it takes around 5 minutes, simply use the below link. This really is a good tool to save money as a mom/dad and enjoy some freebies without even having to order them.
Sign up to the Nestle Baby program here
Are you enrolled into the program? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts about the Nestle Baby program here. From feedback the pack usually takes quite some time to arrive, maybe a month or more, so plan ahead.
January 6, 2014, Posted By Stephen
I really like this freebie. So much so that I ordered it myself. So I can say with experience that it takes roughly 30 seconds to fill out the form (for the average typist). This freebie comes from 3M, you know, the makers of like…. everything. It’s for a free ‘sample’ of a flame resistant disposable coverall! Not that most of us will actually need the flame resistant part, but it’s cool none the less, and from the image it looks like a fairly good piece of kit and quality. It’s breathable and is meant to protect from light hazardous dusts, liquids and the like. It’s anti-static and has elastic ankles, cuffs and waist for a nice secure fit and a zipper. You know what? It is just the bees knees of disposable coveralls, great for painting or sanding or plastering, any DIY projects really. And it’s free!
Recommend this to friends too. This 3M freebie deserves to be shared with the rest of Canada. And it will only take 4-6 weeks for the sample to arrive.
Get a free Coverall from 3M.
December 21, 2013, Posted By Stephen
I couldn’t verify this offer as I couldn’t find anything about it on their Facebook page. But we had word that Dentyne is giving away a free pack of Midnight Mint gum for every ‘Like’ they get. Apparently freebie hunters simply need to like their page to claim the offer.
This is what the offer says on Google: “It’s back! If you dare to send a friend a ridiculously fresh pick up line we’ll reward your bravery with a pack of Midnight Mint gum”. So I’m not sure if it’s 100% necessary to actually send a pickup line to a friend or not. Let us know when you try it! Limited 1 order per household and unfortunately if you ordered a sample during the summer of 2013 or in November when it was last run you are ineligible. Also, there are limited stocks, so you might want to hurry.
Get a free pack of Midnight Mint gum from Dentyne.
December 11, 2013, Posted By Stephen
While their site is super duper slow, the offers still swayed me to bear through it. Healthyessentials.ca is the website, it’s run by Johnson & Johnson, and it’s their portal to give away freebies and run promotions. I signed up for their latest one, which I wanted to share with you all today. It’s for a free J&J bundle kit (not sure what’s actually in this kit but they produce many popular products).
Once you’re at the website you will need to sign in or to register (estimated time around 1 minute), and again this whole process takes some time and you may encounter some errors (hint: refresh the error page to send the details again), so it’s good to be multitasking on this one. From there, you can claim the freebie by following their instructions, if you ever get lost, go back to the homepage and start again.
I hate this, but there is 1 catch: you must refer at least 1 friend, and that friend has to register for you to actually receive the bundle :(. I hate chain offers, so please make sure the person(s) you send the offer to is okay with this. Of course you can always be cheeky and find a way around this.
I’m not sure how fast this offer will go, they have around 50,000 packs available, so I expect this offer to last a week or so, depending on popularity.
Get a free Johnson & Johnson bundle kit.
November 30, 2013, Posted By Stephen
Now this is a company that kind of came out of nowhere about a year ago. Now they are dominating most grocery store’s yoghurt shelves. One of the main reasons for their success (IMHO) is due to their aggressive marketing campaigns. Quite often I see a discount on this brand at the store. I’m one of those who chooses my yoghurt based on promotion (and therefore price), so I quite often have this brand in my fridge–who doesn’t love granola with yoghurt? So while I was claiming this coupon for myself, I thought other people might like it too. So here it is, a facebook coupon for a free iögo Greko Yoghurt, a rough value of just under $7 at the store apparently.
Note: Users must ‘like’ the offer, from there they are redirected to Websaver where they need to have an existing account in order to print the coupon off. From there, the coupon will be mailed out. No idea on the expiry date of this coupon, as it is not listed.
Enjoy a free iögo Greko Yoghurt by liking their Facebook offer.
November 20, 2013, Posted By Rita
Take less than a minute to subscribe and get a free subscription to Ingredients etc. magazine from ingredientsetc.ca. Registration is absolutely free and requires no credit card information. Subscribers are also given the choice between receiving the magazine in English or French, which should be a welcome option for Quebec residents!
Though the duration of the free subscription is unclear as you may only get one magazine or it could be for a year, getting one free magazine is better than none! The magazine features all kinds of recipes from dinner time elaborate meals, quick and easy every day meals or making party meals.
Hopefully the recipes included in the magazine can help some new cooks as well! Let us know in the comments below if you have ever tried a recipe from Ingredients etc. and if so which one(s)?
Get a free subscription to Ingredients etc. magazine here.
November 19, 2013, Posted By Rita
It looks like the competition is on in the field of Cloud computing as all of the big names in the industry are beginning to offer storage and most notably at free of charge.
In fact, although we recently mentioned Flickr’s 1TB of free storage for photos and short video clips, Amazon.ca is offering 5GB of free storage for anything you can fit onto it!
Of course, for those who require more storage, there is a fee associated but regardless, free is free!
Enjoy 5GB of free storage with Amazon.ca.
Other popular free cloud storage options include Box (5GB), Dropbox (2GB), Google Drive (5GB), SkyDrive (7GB) and MiMedia (7GB), just to name a few.
There are many more interesting services of this type out there, simply type “free cloud storage” in the search engine of your choice.
November 14, 2013, Posted By Rita
There is a sweet promotion starting today in participating Starbucks stores where you will get a free holiday drink when you buy one. This offer is valid from November 14th until November 17th only from 2 pm to 5 pm. I think this is a great promotion to launch their holiday drinks and it’s giving us a pretty good excuse to take a short break during the afternoon to go and get a coffee.
Here’s the list of the holiday drinks that you can get : Caramel Brulée Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulée Frappucino blended beverage, Peppermint Mocha Frappucino blended beverage. To me all these seem really good. I think it will be a difficult choice ;).
With stores springing up all over the place now, be sure to locate the nearest Starbucks beforehand to you to see if there’s a closer one now!
Find out more about Starbucks’ ‘buy one, get one’ promotion here along with a full list of beverages.
November 11, 2013, Posted By Rita
Hurry to get a free sample of Aveda’s Invati exfoliating shampoo and thickening conditioner. A natural system, the Invati is meant to help combat hair loss by 33% and the best part is that you only need to use a small quantity of the products at a time — definitely worth a try at least!
Accoridng to numerous reviews, the very first noticeable aspect of the Invati system is its enticing smell and while it doesn’t foam as much as a regular shampoo, your hair will nevertheless feel clean.
For more information on the Invati system, be sure to read Aveda’s description.
By filling out the form available at the link below, a coupon will then be sent straight to your inbox. Simply bring in to any Aveda Experience location to claim the free sample.
Get a free 10ml sample of Invati exfoliating shampoo and thickening conditioner.
On top of the free sample, you can also try printing out this coupon for a free 3-piece Invati sample pack, available at select locations only. Be sure to let us know if you try redeeming this coupon and which store it works at.
October 29, 2013, Posted By Rita
As perplexing as this may sound initially, everyone’s beloved Starbucks has teamed up with Twitter for quite an amazing promotion. Until November 6th (or while supplies last), send a $5 gift card to someone on Twitter and get a $5 gift card back for yourself!
All you need to do is connect your Twitter to your Starbucks account and then send a eGift to get one back for yourself.
Though this promotion is apparently only available for American customers, we have been told from numerous online sources that it Tweet-a-coffee works for Canadians as well.
Is there anyone special in your life or within the online community that you would like to treat to a free coffee?
Tweet-a-coffee to someone else and get a $5 gift card for yourself.
October 26, 2013, Posted By Rita
Designed specifically for the bedroom, Febreze’s all new sleep serenity is the kind of scent that will equate sleep with. Imbedded with relaxing notes such as moonlit lavender, quiet jasmine and warm milk and honey, it’s sure to get you sleeping in no time. Better yet, try Febreze new product for absolutely free.
When it comes to sleep, there’s nothing more important than establishing a good routine. From getting up and going to bed at the same time daily, the importance of exercise, relaxing before bedtime and many other routines for fulfilling sleep.
The free sample is only available while supplies last, so hurry to request one now. Keep in mind that once you spray the Sleep Serenity, you might fall straight into bed and have the best sleep of your life!
Get a free sample of Febreze Sleep Serenity.
October 24, 2013, Posted By Rita
It’s time to get a new calendar for 2014 and right now you get one for free from Telus! And since we love all of Telus’ cute animals in their commercials, I can only imagine this calendar will be awesome.
Two things you need to do to get your free calendar: hurry because I’m guessing a lot of people are rushing to order it (only available while supplies last) and click on our link below. Then just answer a few simple questions for shipping purposes and your 2014 calendar will be on its way for about 4-6 weeks.
And there’s definitely plenty of time for it to arrive on time for the start of the new year since it’s still over two months away! Is it just me or does it feel like new year’s eve was only a couple of months ago?
Order your free Telus calendar here.
Have you ever gotten a free calendar from Telus before?
October 21, 2013, Posted By Rita
Just recently, we mentioned how you can get over $130 with Enfamil’s Family Beginnings program and while that’s still valid, it would seem that they have now also partnered with Babies “R” Us in order to offer even more incredible perks. I definitely suggest for anyone expecting to sign up because it’s absolutely free and the Enfamil website also offers plenty of tips with regards to newborns and babies in general.
By signing up (which is absolutely free), you will get more than $100 in special offers from Enfamil along with $5 off Pampers Super Pack Boxed diapers and a chance to win $500 in Fisher Price gifts.
Even if you don’t win the Fisher-Price contest, the other perks still make this an awesome freebie, especially since we all know how much diapers and all the other baby-related essentials cost!
Sign up for Enfamil’s Family Beginnings (in partnership with Babies “R” Us to save over $100.
October 15, 2013, Posted By Rita
Warning: no purchase necessary! All you need to do is vote for your favorite sexy look and then tweet about it in order to then get a printable coupon for a free pair! How truly extraordinary fabulous is that?
Please note that it appears that once you have tweeted, La Senza will then tweet back with a coupon for free panty valued at $8.50 or less.
Once you have voted, check out La Senza’s online website for panty inspiration and to make sure you come prepared for exactly which pair you want!
Vote and tweet here to get a printable for a free pair of panties.
October 12, 2013, Posted By Rita
That’s right, you read that correctly: get up to 8 free samples as well as free shipping at Kiehl’s with orders over $35! A store dedicated to everything skin and hair related, Kiehls.ca has been producing quality merchandise since as far back as 1851. But hurry, this incredible offer expires on Sunday, October 13th 2013.
The best part is that 3 complimentary samples are automatically added to the shopping cart without any code whatsoever. These can be modified according to your liking among 12 samples in total with everything from creamy eye with avocado sample to powerful wrinkle reducing cream sample.
Once your order has reached the minimum $35 threshold, enter the code 5FORYOU for free shipping as well as for the following 5 samples to be immediately included in the order: Rosa Arctica Eye – Firming Cream, Ultra Facial Cleanser Sample, Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Highly Efficient Skin-Tone Corrector.
Shop at Kiehl’s and get up to 8 free samples with the code: 5FORYOU.
October 11, 2013, Posted By Rita
With plenty of samples still left at the time of writing this post, hurry over to Van Houtte’s Facebook page to request a free sample of coffee.
All you need to do is fill out a short form and you even get to choose the kind of coffee you would like to receive: whether K-Cup packs or ground coffee.
From the picture on the promotion, it would appear that they ship a sample of 3 k-cups but let us know if you get anything different. Hopefully it’s the same quantity for ground coffee as well.
What makes this freebie even more awesome is that you can pay it forward, meaning that you can also send a free coffee sample to friends and family!
Are you a fan of Van Houtte coffee? What’s your favorite roast?
Get a free sample of Van Houtte coffee by liking their Facebook page here.
October 2, 2013, Posted By Rita
With over 250+ different frames to choose from, Clearly Contacts is offering all new customers a free pair of glasses.
Simply click on the link below, pick your favorite pair and enter the code FPF at checkout. That’s a rather ingenious way to generate new customers, isn’t it? It’s a win-win for all!
The only catch –if you want to call it that– is that a shipping fee of $9.95 needs to be paid. However, when you take into consideration that glasses such as the one on the right, which are regularly priced at $129, can be yours for free, then the deal sure sounds worth it doesn’t it?
While ordering glasses online may not seem so appealing to some, consider this: not only are they free, but Clearly Contacts also offers free shipping in case they don’t fit!
Get a free pair of glasses from ClearlyContacts.com with the code: FPF.
September 22, 2013, Posted By Rita
Freebies here, freebies there, freebies are an excellent way to try a product before making the commitment to buy it full-size! Until November 15th 2013, enter Vichy’s “A Day In My Skin” contest to get a free sample of Idéalia Life Serum and be entered for the chance to win a 3 year supply of this great product.
But what exactly does this spectacular serum do? According to Vichy’s website, it’s actually:
The 1st lifeproof skin idealizer. For a spectacular transformation of skin quality: fresh complexion, even skin tone, refined pores and rested features.
A tall order to fill for sure but it’s definitely worth a try regardless, especialy since with 14 reviews, it has generated a whopping 4 stars out of 5.
Enter Vichy’s contest to get a free sample of Idéalia Life Serum.
I hope you’re not like me and don’t let all your sample gather dust somewhere in a corner far far away… or do you?
September 21, 2013, Posted By Rita
Whether someone in your immediate entourage or perhaps even yourself is frequently afflicted by allergies, it’s common knowledge that the symptoms are no walk in the park but the bright side is that these can be managed. Answer a survey consisting of five question to get a free trial pack size of Claritin and see if symptoms improve. Valid only while supplies last or until September 25th 2013.
Considering it’s free, there’s definitely nothing to lose… except for maybe a couple of pesky symptoms such as dry nose, sneezing, wheezing etc.
Quebec residents will need to however print a coupon that may then be applied towards a Claritin products (meaning that it could also be used on Claritin for Kids).
Answer the five-question survey here for a trial pack of Claritin.
September 19, 2013, Posted By Rita
Words cannot even describe the amazingness behind Krispy Kreme’s one-day only promotion! Only on September 19th 2013, during their Talk Like A Pirate Day, you can get up to a dozen free doughnuts!
This is a great opportunity to treat all of your coworkers or perhaps even your family to a delicious dessert that is sure to have everyone raving for days!
To qualify, either:
- Talk like a pirate for one free doughnut or
- Dress like a pirate for a dozen free doughnuts.
It’s a shame that it’s not an all week kind of freebie but the chance at a free doughnut, even during one day, is still pretty awesome in our frugal books!
Visit Krispy Kreme’s website to find out more how to talk or dress like a pirate for free doughnuts.
September 16, 2013, Posted By Rita
Do you have a little one on the way? Encapsulating all the joyous memories for future embarrassment when they’re teens or even adults is of utmost importance!
Plan for that laughter-filled moment now with a free 20 page 4×6″ photo book from Wal-Mart!
All you need to do is send over 60 4×6″ prints of your own to qualify for this incredible freebie and be sure to enter the promo code: BONUSBOOK at check-out.
What are you waiting for? Surely as I do, you must have thousands of pictures on your phone, tablet, camera… save those memories by printing them right now. They’ll be ready within the hour!
Get a free 20 page 4×6″ photo book with purchase here.
September 2, 2013, Posted By Rita
Taking into account that we are all related through DNA in one form or another, it would definitely be no surprise if after some digging around, you discover a distant relation to Princess Diana or any other member of the royal family. Heck, even Ben Affleck’s and Jennifer Garner’s as well as Beyonce’s and Jay-Z’s respective daughters have royal ties!
Until the end of the day, browse through Ancestry’s international immigration records to see if you can find your family’s heritage absolutely free! The only thing you need to do is sign up for an account first, which only takes a couple of minutes anyways.
Since Ancestry.ca makes certain records frequently available for free, be sure to stay up-to-date with our handy list of their best deals.
Sign up to Ancestry.ca and gain free access to millions of international immigration records.
August 28, 2013, Posted By Rita
Here’s a freebie that is sure to make your eye widen in wonder! For a limited time, enter the coupon code CLEANHOME at Well.ca to get a free home cleaning bundle on purchases over $60!
The only drawback is that just like the VoucherCodes.ca Exclusive, this offer is only available for new customers.
The home cleaning items available in the bundle are:
- Lemon scented Finish QUANTUM dishwasher tabs ($10.49)
- Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispenser ($9.99)
- Lysol Healthy Touch No-Touch Antibacterial Hand Soap Refill ($4.99)
- Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Agent ($6.99)
- Air Wick Flip & Fresh – Lavender & Chamomile ($4.69)
- Woolite by Zero Laundry Detergent (60 ml sample)
With the exception of the Woolite, all of these freebies come in regular format and together are worth over $37!
Shop at Well.ca here.
Since we’re not entirely sure when this incredible offer expires, be sure to let us know in the comments section below if you find out!
August 21, 2013, Posted By Rita
I have to admit that it’s not every day that I get excited about kids-related freebies but this one sure caught my attention. Maybe it’s because this would make a great gift to an expecting friend of mine or perhaps it’s just because it’s just such an awesome freebie to begin with!
While supplies last, print and fill out Jean-Coutu’s form and then bring it to the nearest store to get a free starter kit for new moms!
Though it’s not entirely clear just what exactly the freebie consists of, from the picture it would appear that it comes with pamphlets, tylenol, baby cream and interestingly enough, even a pack of condoms.
Print, fill out and bring this form to Jean Coutu to get a free starter kit for new moms.
August 17, 2013, Posted By Rita
Getting and staying in shape is a common obstacle in our society but the secret is all in the details: how you eat and how you exercise. Luckily, magazines like Shape offer the latest tips in healthy eating, fitness, weight loss and more. Get a free one-year subscription to Shape Magazine by filling out a short form at the link below.
It really only takes a couple of seconds to fill out and you will be given access to the latest issue instantly!
Their offered advice is pretty varied with everything from articles on “7 Caffeine-Free Drinks for Energy” to “How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Ice Cream“.
Give it a try for yourself and let us know what you think! Are you subscribed to any other magazines? Which ones?
Fill out this short form to get a free one-year subscription to Shape Magazine.
August 16, 2013, Posted By Rita
I have a confession to make: I absolutely love seeing $20 movies for free and actually, I do so quite often with the help of my SCENE card. In fact, for a limited time, you can earn 500 free SCENE points when you spend $75 or more at any Winners store until September 8th 2013. Just make sure to show your scene card at the cash register to receive a PIN card that can then be entered at Scene.ca.
Be sure to have your receipt on hand when entering the PIN code and keep in mind that SCENE members who also have a membership to TJX Canada Style+ loyalty program offered by Winners will also get $250 bonus points. Sign up is free to that as well.
For those who haven’t applied for a SCENE card yet, there is absolutely nothing to lose as it’s absolutely free and points are awarded for every movie seen. When tickets are bought online, 120 points are awarded (instead of the usual 100) and it only takes 1,000 points to redeem for a free movie in any format (whether IMAX, 3D, UltraAVX etc.)
Find the nearest Winners.
Get more information on SCENE’s offer of 500 free points here.
August 15, 2013, Posted By Rita
Racking up all those Shoppers Drug Mart (aka Pharmaprix in QC) can be a painstakingly long process. Yet on the other hand, most would agree that it’s particularly worth it, especially once you reach your targeted rewards value. Speed up the process by earning 2,000 free points just by updating your online Shopper Drug Mart profile and entering the promo code 2050.
Yes, it’s that easy although this offer expires on August 30th, 2013 and those who have previously claimed the points by updating their profile aren’t eligible again.
Although this is a particularly great offer just because it’s free, it can be particularly useful for anyone close to redeeming any of the following amounts:
- 8,000 points = $10
- 22,000 points = $30
- 38,000 points = $60
- 50,000 points = $85
- 95,000 points = $170
To claim 2,000 free points: Log into your Shoppers Drug Mart profile and click “Update Profile” on the left. On the next page, enter the promo code 2050 and proceed to update your information. The points will be added after August 30th, 2013.
Update your Shoppers Drug Mart profile here.
August 10, 2013, Posted By Rita
It’s no secret that the cost of underwear can be slightly excessive at times, which is exactly why promotions such as La Vie En Rose’s ‘Shop More, Save More’ are worth a quick drive to the nearest store. This week-end only, until August 11th 2013, you will receive 2 gift cards word $25 each when you spend $50 or more at any La Vie En Rose.
While you won’t be able to cash them in right away, you will however be able to use them between September 9th and 22nd 2013.
No worries if you don’t have time to visit the nearest La Vie En Rose store though because until August 25th 2013, every purchase you make over $50 will guarantee you one free $25 gift card anyways.
Only available in-stores. Click here for more information on La Vie En Rose’s ‘Shop More Save More’ event.