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This was the reason we started the site, to help people save money when shopping online. This section is full of tips to save money in your everyday life as well as shopping related articles.

How to Make Easter Decorations?

How to Make Easter Decorations?

There is just one week left before Easter! And I’m sure that a lot of people still haven’t bought anything for Easter yet, just like me… A great activity to do with your kids this weekend is probably to make your own Easter decorations.
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5 Easter Activities & Crafts for Kids

5 Easter Activities & Crafts for Kids

Although Easter has now turned into a highly commercial holiday filled with bunnies, chocolates and mad dashes for eggs, it’s meant to be a day in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
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Filing Your Own Taxes vs. Paying a Professional

Filing Your Own Taxes vs. Paying a Professional

As the tax deadline (April 30th, 2014) is rapidly approaching, the time has definitely come for you to decide which option you will be going with: filing your own or hiring an accountant.
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Valentine’s Day for Singles: How to Celebrate your Status for Less

Valentine’s Day for Singles: How to Celebrate your Status for Less

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – that most commercial, gooey, and pink of all holidays – where those of us resigned to the single life find ourselves forgotten and searching for something interesting to do. Now, while staying in with a tub of ice cream and watching ridiculous romantic comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall seems like a good option (well, for the girls at least as I have no idea what men do when no one is watching), the fact of the matter is that there are tons of fun and inexpensive ways to celebrate being exactly what we are, which is awesome. So here are some great ideas to get you out and about and taking advantage of your fantastic, single self.
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Save Money On Your Holiday Feast

Save Money On Your Holiday Feast

Between presents, decorations, and new clothes for all the cocktail parties, holiday costs can quickly get out of hand. That’s before we even get to the main event: the big holiday dinner. Though always fun to attend, they are stressful on the host. Preparing food for 15-20 or even more people is a tough challenge, with an equally tough economic burden as well.
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Best Winter Purchases

Best Winter Purchases

Some things are better to buy once winter comes along, mainly because you’re more likely to find them at lower prices. Most industries tend to operate on a fairly planned, cyclical basis. This is great news for bargain hunters – read on to find out about what you should buy once the weather turns cold.
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How to Handle a Missed Flight Connection?

How to Handle a Missed Flight Connection?

During our last trip, my boyfriend and I missed our connection in Toronto. And because it was a first for us both, we didn’t know what to do. We tried not to panic, but being stuck in an airport that is closed during the night without luggage or any Information counter available can be quite stressful — trust me.

So I thought that it would be helpful to everyone leaving on a trip soon that I share what I’ve learned from this experience, to make sure that if it ever happens to you, you’ll know what to do. Missing a connection or dealing with a cancelled flight is never something fun, but knowing all this will almost certainly make your life easier.
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Frugal Christmas Decoration Ideas

Frugal Christmas Decoration Ideas

There’s nothing better than a beautifully decorated home for Christmas — from the lights, to the candles, the ornaments, and even the little trees. Try some of these festive and budget-friendly decoration ideas to liven up your home this holiday season.
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Christmas Gift Shopping on a Budget

Christmas Gift Shopping on a Budget

Many of us love giving gifts, but have a hard time finding the money for them. Here are some great Christmas gift-giving ideas that won’t leave you broke.

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Economical Winter Activities for Kids

Economical Winter Activities for Kids

The holidays are especially wonderful for those who enjoy spending time with their families. The kids are home from school, and work vacations mean more time to get together and share moments with those we care about.
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Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Shopping Guide For Him or Her

Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Shopping Guide For Him or Her

When it comes to buying gifts for someone else, there are many factors that come into play. One of these is gender, which can be an especially useful measure if we don’t have deep, intimate knowledge of the person in question. There is some danger to generalizing about what men and women want, so take into consideration that the person you’re buying for may not be like most.
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Are The New 2013 Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Macs Worth It?

Are The New 2013 Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Macs Worth It?

Right on cue with last year’s announcement of the iPad Mini and on the heels of the new iPhone 5C and 5S, Apple has made a string of improvements to its products: the iPad, iPad Mini, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro along with a brand new operating system dubbed Mavericks but are they worth investing into? Keep reading to find out. Read Full Entry

Looking Sharp On A Student Budget

Looking Sharp On A Student Budget

In between the ramen noodles and the binge drinking, little or no money can often be left over for fashion but should men on a student budget ever consider skimping out on clothes?
The answer is a resounding “no,” especially for those on the everlasting quest of picking up women. Keep reading to learn more about how to dress better on a tight budget.
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O Canada! Where To Celebrate Canada Day in 2013

O Canada! Where To Celebrate Canada Day in 2013

Happening on July 1st of every year, Canada Day is a day of celebration, festivities and fireworks. Find out below about the free events taking place all around the country. Read Full Entry

Kids’ Craft Ideas for Dad’s Big Day

Kids’ Craft Ideas for Dad’s Big Day

Celebrating Father’s Day with little ones is one of the best opportunities to get them involved in crafts that dad will love and will be able to cherish forever. Not to mention that once the kids are older, they won’t believe their eyes when they see their amazing creations!
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What To Do on Victoria Day?

What To Do on Victoria Day?

Observed as early as 1854 for her 35th birthday, Victoria Day is a long-standing tradition celebrating the birth date of Queen Victoria, even though she never actually visited Canadian soil.
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Swap it! How and Why you Should Host the Clothing Exchange of the Century

Swap it! How and Why you Should Host the Clothing Exchange of the Century

Recently, I hosted my very first clothing swap, during which a bunch of my friends and I traded clothing and accessories that we no longer desired in exchange for something new.
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Treat Your Mom to the Mother of All Mother’s Day with 25 Activity Ideas

Treat Your Mom to the Mother of All Mother’s Day with 25 Activity Ideas

She gave you the gift of life and now it’s your turn to reward your mom with an unforgettable day. Remember: it’s all about having fun and spending time with the best woman in your life!
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day falling on Sunday, May 12th in 2013, the time has definitely come to get cracking on the perfect gift for the most special woman in your life. In the event that you’re completely stumped on which direction to take this year with your present, take a look at the following Mother’s Day gift ideas for some inspiration.
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DIY Tips and Tricks for A Naturally Cleaner Home

DIY Tips and Tricks for A Naturally Cleaner Home

Cleaning is only a chore if you make it out to be. We suggest instead looking at it from a fun perspective of not only livening up your home, but also saving money with quick and easy DIY cleaning tips.
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Kiss Your Kids, They’re Turning Irish: Celebrate with St-Patrick’s Day Activities

Kiss Your Kids, They’re Turning Irish: Celebrate with St-Patrick’s Day Activities

It’s a fact that during the intoxicating holiday that is Saint-Patrick’s Day, everyone becomes Irish no matter the race, origin, nationality, etc. Did you know that interestingly enough, Saint Patrick himself wasn’t Irish?
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How Much Can You Really Save with Coupons?

How Much Can You Really Save with Coupons?

It’s no secret that I’m an avid couponer and spend my free time either ordering or clipping coupons. It wasn’t until I realized how much I was actually saving on my grocery bill that I was able to see how worthwhile couponing really is. On average, I save anywhere from $10-30 just with coupons, and that isn’t including how much I save shopping the sales. Since coupons are basically free money that companies are giving you, why wouldn’t you take advantage of it?
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Budget Friendly Cleaning Tips

Budget Friendly Cleaning Tips

Cleaning a living space, whether a house or an apartment, is no easy feat. The same complaints can be heard time and time again — it’s time consuming, expensive etc. With a little planning, the cost of household cleaning products can be significantly reduced.
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Ring in the New Year with a Bang – How to Throw a Bash on a Dime

Ring in the New Year with a Bang – How to Throw a Bash on a Dime

Among your New Year’s resolutions, is saving money and being more frugal on top? Get all of the glitz and glam that comes with a New Year celebration and avoid becoming broke by paying a fraction of the price. From do-it-yourself decorations to frugal party tips, plan out the bash of the year where everyone will have fun without putting a strain on your wallet.
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Compilation of Inspirational Books to Read During the Winter Holidays

Compilation of Inspirational Books to Read During the Winter Holidays

With a bit of extra time off from work or school, the holidays are a great time to catch up on reading for books lovers everywhere. Cold winter weather only adds to the appeal, justifying the presence of a warm blanket and cup of cocoa.
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What To Know About Preserving Fruits And Vegetables

What To Know About Preserving Fruits And Vegetables

It’s a shame to think about how much food gets tossed out each day without ever having been used. Much of this is fruits and vegetables, the very foods that many of us know we aren’t getting enough of. If you find yourself throwing out too much produce, it probably has to do with how it’s being stored.
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Find Out How Eating Healthy Can Be Cheap Too

Find Out How Eating Healthy Can Be Cheap Too

Proper nutrition is often among the first victims in tough economic times (such as college days) but cutting back on food costs doesn’t have to mean going on the ramen diet. There are many ways to save money while still eating a nutritious, healthy diet.
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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Coupons

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Coupons

No matter how and where you find them, coupons can save you a lot of money. Bear in mind that it’s more than just clipping them out of the Sunday newspaper! In fact, savvy shoppers have learned that getting the most out of their coupons requires planning and strategy. Here are some tips on how to shop smart and maximize savings with your coupons.
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6 Tips to Save Money on Video Games

6 Tips to Save Money on Video Games

We have to wonder if the creators behind Sonic and Mario knew what they were starting, since both industries are fast approaching $70 billion in annual sales. It’s big business for sure, with the newest and hottest games routinely posting better opening weekend sales than most movies. Playing video games can be an expensive hobby, but there are many ways to indulge without breaking the bank.
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How to Choose Which Canadian Bank is Right for You and Your Money

How to Choose Which Canadian Bank is Right for You and Your Money

Choosing a bank in Canada is a fairly straightforward process, similar to what you might find with major banks worldwide. Apart from obvious considerations like proximity of bank branches to where you live or work, there are a few factors to consider. It’s important to do your research and choose wisely, as you don’t want to be hopping around from bank to bank.
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