Monday, February 21, 2011


It is a fantastic time to sign up for swagbucks right now!

Swagbucks turns three years old and as part of their birthday celebration, Swag Bucks is celebrating with lots of Swag Codes and a new design.

To sign up, just click the photo link below:
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And, if you enter the code BirthdayFun while signing up you will get an extra 25 SB to go with the 30 you already start with. This code is ONLY good for people who haven't joined yet - existing members won't be able to use it.

I find that they rack up quickly, giving me lots of opportunities to redeem them for my personal favorite, amazon gift cards! (Right now, I am saving for a birthday gift for a certain sweetheart of mine!)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Another great budget saving tool are flash sale sites like Groupon. Groupon sells gift cards at a highly discounted rate. The last Groupon I bought was $8 for $20 worth of bakery product from our local bakery (and it was awesome!!). Groupon has been expanding which is great for us Canadians! They will also offer deals under other cities for internet stores, so be sure to check out cities other than the one you live in too!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I'm so, so sorry! I'm a whole one and a half month from my New Years Revolution, and I've already managed to miss a whole ton of posts! But, we went on vacation to Florida (which was awesome! especially after leaving -30 celsius weather!). And then I got sick. Another lung infection (I now get 1-2 a year) and have been busy with work. I'm just starting to feel better now!
One of the things I want to start doing on this blog is not only showing my creative work (which lets face it, I'm not great at posting -- the funny thing is I actually scrapbook a LOT!), but I am also trying to get better at budgeting my money, and I know that's hard for everyone, but in the last year, I've gotten better and better, mostly by reading what others are doing from their blogs. If you look, you'll see that I've added a new list of blogs I read to the side under the category "Frugal Blogs". I hope these help you as much as they've helped me!
Before we left on vacation, I place an order using a bunch of my swagbucks and here is what I got:
So excited about it all!
And the best part, thanks to swagbucks, it was all FREE! Yep, that's right. Talk about budget friendly!
I use swagbucks, which is a search engine that "pays" you with swag"bucks". There is a number of different ways that you can use your swagbucks, but I usually use them for giftcards (they have giftcards too!) and use them for gifts and for myself. Another way you can earn swagbucks is thru referrals. If you are interested in swagbucks, sign up here:
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I hope you love it as much as I do!