I think it’s a good time for another coupon giveaway – to enter comment with your favourite thing about the holidays, or a good recipe, a holiday money saving tip etc. One entry per person and open to all Canadians.
The winner will receive a big envelope of coupons – good to help keep the budget down after the holiday madness? 😉 Who doesn’t love to win coupons too!!! And don’t worry, if there’s tons of entries I always like to keep the odds good so I’ll pick more winners accordingly. So, spread the word, the more entries the more winners there will be!
** Oops! I guess an end date would be good! 🙂 Contest will end monday at noon!
My favourite thing about holidays is spending time with friends. I am so very grateful to have amazing friends!
My favorite thingif that everyone seems alot nicer !!
Favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with family and my favorite tip is budget,budget,budget!!!
here’s a delicious caramel popcorn recipe that everyone loves:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup table or pancake syrup (not corn syrup)
1/2 cup butter (margarine works too)
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Put these ingredients into a pot, and bring to a simmer. Let it bubble away for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, and stir in 1 tsp of baking soda. This will make it change colour and expand (the magic of the whole operation). Pour this mixture over 15 cups of popped popcorn (unbuttered and unsalted). A tinfoil or metal roasting pan works great. Mix thoroughly. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Mine is a $$$ saving tip. When buying chocolates such as hershey kisses, look for the regular ones the store carries year round, (as they are almost a $1.00 cheaper sometimes more) and the only difference is the wrapping isn’t red and green.
Favourite thing about the holidays is the time spent with family and friends!! 🙂
My favourite thing is seeing my kids so excited about christmas. The only tip I can think of is don’t over spend if you can’t afford much get creative.
quick and easy Cheese Ball
1 Philidelphia Crem Cheese
1/2 cup grated old cheddar cheese
1/2 Walnut pieces
Mix cheeses together form into a ball and roll in walnuts
Options : add dried Cranberries, onions, toasted pine nuts……
My favourite thing is staying at home with families. NO annoying of outside world
I love seeing my kids so excited! It’s wonderful to see the magic through their eyes.
And I love Christmas baking!
A money saving tip is to buy decorations, cards, wrapping paper, etc after christmas when it goes on clearance!
I always stock up on Christmas wrapping paper and gift bags for next year thanks to Christmas clearance. It allows to give those $10 gift bags for Christmas when it only cost me $2.
Spending time with our family.
My favourite thing about the holidays is that I get to eat lots of cookies.
My favourite thing is not staying home with family and not having to deal with the horrible rte 90 commute.
Oops – typo! Should’ve been STAYING home with family and not having to deal with the commute LOL!
BEST EGG NOG EVER!!!!
1 tall glass
2 ice cubes
1 shot of spiced rum
1/2 shot of kahlua
Fill glass to the top with light Egg Nog (Other wise it’s a bit to thick)
sprinkle with nutmeg and stir
Sit by a fire and enjoy!
Better yet, did you know Egg Nog freezes well? Buy a few 2 litres when they go on sale for 0.49$, throw them in your freezer, then enjoy them at Ukrainian Christmas as well!
I didn’t know it freezes!!!!!!! So buying extra as it is a long time to go with out egg nog the rest of the year! How are you freezing it?
My favorite thing about Christmas is having unscheduled time with the kids and my hubby who will be off for a week this Christmas. Hooray!
Best part is Christmas break! Spending time with my little boy.
My favourite thing of Christmas is getting together with family and also seeing their reactions to their gifts.
My favourite thing about the holidays is that I get to surround myself with Family & wonderful food. Both my parents have stressful jobs, for once a year, we can all sit back & relax. Even though Christmas shopping is crazy, we always find time to come together as one, and have a blast! I’m only twenty years old & I lived in Toronto for a year during school, it’s so nice to be home in Winnipeg!!!
My tip to help save money is to not buy at first sight. I always catch myself buying something as soon as I see it, without looking at the price and without seeing what other stores prices are. If you are planning on going Christmas shopping, make a list of what you want, what you want to look at, and the prices at all major stores. You never know, could save a few extra bucks! 🙂
A tip for holiday shopping is save all your Airmiles all year and then cash them in for gift cards. There is quite a selection of cards. When you redeem them it takes about a week to them to come.
Budget tip – Shop for Christmas gifts all year round for the best deals.
i love spending quality time with my family and friends during the holidays.
My holiday tip is keep track of what you are spending…don’t wait til after Christmas and all the bills are coming in.
I just love Christmas and all the family time. Not too mention the great food! Happy Holidays everyone!
My favorite time about the holidays is spending so much quality time with family and friends!
My favorite thing about the holidays is time spent with family & friends. And our yearly family poker tournament!
My money saving tip is that you don’t have to do it all. If your hosting, have people bring some dishes so your not paying for the whole meal
Time with family is extra nice this time of year.
My biggest tip is to save your SDM point till super bonus day and you can buy big ticket items for cheep or free.
My favourite thing about Christmas is that people actually give a little more, I don’t mean to me, but just in general, they are willing to donate, help out and just all around take time for those in need, now if we could just do it all year the world would be such a better place!
Money saving tip….I pre plan, make a list and start watching sales from the Boxing day on to make sure I get the stuff at a good deal….I leave only the items that my kids actually ask Santa for until last to see what they want, and if they tell Santa something then that is what they get ( if its within reason) and not what I think they would like….if they change their minds after I tell them its too late, they already told santa what they wanted this teaches to think twice about what they ask for…..unless it was something unrealistic of course!
I used my SDM points for stocking stuffers!!! That and coupons and bonus points I got over $200.00 for $65.00 of which most was taxes!
my tip is to have a budget that you make in January with a list of who you are shopping for that year and ideas for gifts. Then shop year round looking for great sales on those items you want.
My favourite thing is all the food!
My favorite thing about the holidays are all the smells. Turkey cooking, cookies baking, apple cider simmering, candles burning all add up to one thing, HAPPINESS!
Shop holiday clearance 🙂 save money for next year!
I absolutely love seeing my kids faces Christmas morning when they see that Santa has eaten their cookies and drank their milk!! I love that Christmas brings all our families together!
We draw names for both my husband’s and my families, so only two four family gifts to buy each year. The gift exchanges also have limits of $100 and $50 respectively. Hubby and I always set a limit on spending for each other-usually $100 for stocking and $100 for gift. We buy pyjamas for our friends’ kids, and that is pretty much it. Any “surprise” gift opportunities that come up, usually are fulfilled with baking. Total spent at Christmas is under $1000 which I think is pretty good since we both come from big families, for which Christmas is a really big deal.
My two favourite things about the holidays are family and food!
homemade tiger butter candy, peppermint bark and shortbread cookies
family, friends, smiles, midnite mass, shortbread, old tree decorations, fruit cake, once-a-year recipes, generosity, pine sap, Christmas oranges, mistletoe, Santa pictures, cards from afar, sharing, icy squares, sleigh bells, eggnog, handmade gifts & blessings
…………………………..THESE OF A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS……………………………
the recipe everyone asks for once they have tasted it.
4 cups white sugar
1/2 lb butter
7 oz (198 g) jar of marshmallow whip
385 ml can of evaporated milk
3 cups chocolate chips (any flavour, I use milk)
Mix together first 4 ingredients. Put on high or medium heat, stir and keep stirring as it comes to a full boil. Cook on medium high heat for 9 minutes, after starts to boil. Keep stirring (or it will burn). Take off of the element. Stir in chocolate chips. Beat with mixer until smooth. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. (I just line mine with wax paper, helps it come out later on). 5 pounds.
My favorite thing about the holidays is the time spent with family. Nothing beats a family reunion!
Love seeing my kids eyes Christmas morning
What I love about the holidays is the cheer, the importance of family, and the wonderful cooking!
i love how people decorate their houses, and all the lights on the streets, just looks soo awesome
My favourite thing about the holidays is spending time with family. Holiday tip – shop all year round for gifts (I shop as eraly as boxig day for next Christmas)
Christmas time is period when memories start to raise. Far away from my family, this period make me so so sad.
Who doesn’t like ALL the food?!?!?!? And the family time too of course!! 😀 Happy Holidays Nadine!! You Rock!
I love spending time with family and friends, watching my kids on Christmas morning, and all the decorations and Christmas lights.
I can’t wait to eat turkey!! And spending Christmas with my family, starting new traditions.
My fav thing about the holidays is the holiday baking. So yummy!
Christmas shopping throughout the year, and wrapping right away! Remember to keep a list of the presents you bought and for whom!
My favourite thing is spending time with family….just being able to laugh and make memories!!!
I love finding that perfect gift for someone and seeing their reaction when they unwrap it! I love the food , family and fun!
Avoiding the Christmas shopping and saving our money to get the luxury items we want, in the January sales. (Looking to make it a new computer this year!)
My favourite thing is a gift exchange I do with a big group of my friends. It always turns out to be the best time ever.