Monthly Archives: March 2012

Summer Camp = Life Changing Memories – Enter & WIN!

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Circle Square & Pioneer Camp Contest

Win a Trip to Punta Cana & FREE Camp for the Kids!

 #pioneercamp   #circlesquare

Experienced Moms know that now is the time to start seriously researching and registering for summer camps. Summer camps offer amazing opportunities for children to try new and exciting things. The memories I gained at summer camp made a permanent and positive impression on my life. Camps offer opportunities for personal growth, a chance to gain independence and confidence while making valuable and lasting friendships. What’s not to like?
As a paid Inter-Varsity Camp Ambassador, I am excited to be able to offer you TWO chances to win a $4700 prize pack featuring amazing camp experiences from both Circle Square Ranch and Pioneer Camp. These Christian, non-denominational life changing camps bring together kids and teens to share in experiences and make memories to last a lifetime.
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Circle Square Ranch is a proud member of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada which offers 5 fabulous locations across Canada.  Circle Square Ranch provides an environment in which young people are able to grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically during their summer day camp experiences. Just minutes from the city, the Brantford camp offers a suprisiing country oasis, located on a beautiful, rolling countryside. It offers great activities like horseback riding, wall climbing, zip line and archery.
THE PRIZE
Trip for two to Punta Cana for Mom & Dad, a FREE camp session for your child & a fabulous Mabel’s Label’s Big Caboodle Combo Package prize pack! This grand prize packages is valued at $4700+! In addition, there will be spot prizes of free camp sessions (valued at $685), Mabel’s Label GCs & Crossroads E-Store $50 coupons.
Just for entering the contest, you also qualify for other great discounts — including a 20% discount off your camp registration and $5 off any purchase over $50 from those great folks at Mabel’s Labels over $50.
This is a Share and Win contest so be sure to enter often and share with your friends to increase your own chances of winning.
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ENTER TO WIN
Pioneer Camp is an overnight camp that strives to help young people become prepared and influential members of their communities and make a difference to last a lifetime.  Camp focuses on developing youth mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. The choice of activities is extraordinary at Pioneer Camp including swimming, pottery, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, sports and games, dance, skateboarding, dance, drama, music, theatre, mad science, early settlers, crafts, nature adventure ,video production, wilderness training, photography, wind surfing, volleyball, basketball, painting and sketching and more!
THE PRIZE
Trip for two to Punta Cana for Mom & Dad, a FREE camp session for your child & a fabulous Mabel’s Label’s Big Caboodle Combo Package prize pack! This grand prize packages is valued at $4700+!  addition, there will be spot prizes of free camp sessions (valued at $685), Mabel’s Label GCs & Crossroads E-Store $50 coupons!
This is a Share and Win contest and the grand prize is valued at $4700 offering something for both parents and the kids.. And did I mention the spot prizes of free camp sessions (valued at $685), Mabel’s Label GCs & Crossroads E-Store $50 coupons? Lots of chances to win!
Just for entering the contest, you also qualify for other great discounts — including a 20% discount off your camp registration and $5 off any purchase over $50 from those great folks at Mabel’s Labels over $50.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

These contests are open to CANADA, excluding Quebec. A full list of rules and regulations can be found:

The Prizes are listed in the Rules & Regulations, check them out, they’re  fabulous!

Both contests are open March 21, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on June 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Once you enter the contest, watch out for 3 easy share buttons (Facebook, Twitter and Email) so that you can share the contest with others to get extra entries into the contest … the more you share, the more chances you get at winning.

You’ll also have access to money-saving coupons for a variety of sponsors.

*Make sure to read the rules & regulations for all the details.*
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Shoppers start your engines…. the Marshall’s Grand Opening is Tomorrow!

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Shoppers start your engines… Marshall’s — one of the world’s leading discount clothing retailers comes to Kitchener-Waterloo tomorrow, March 29 at 8:30 am. The first 100 shoppers get a FREE gift card! 

KW is one of six lucky cities to welcome Marshalls tomorrow along with Oshawa, Hamilton, Burlington, Barrie and Ottawa. They first entered the Canadian market with six GTA stores last year and now it’s our turn.

I discovered Marshalls about 10 years ago during a vacation to Florida and fell in love! The store is one of my go-to stores whenever I am in the US never fails to deliver great brand-name fashion at very affordable prices. I did a cartwheel when I heard it was coming to Canada.   

For bargain lovers like me, I advise setting a budget before you go since there are usually so many fantastic finds, you will find it difficult to limit your purchases. For the best deals, look for the CLEARANCE racks, just like Winners, for the most deeply discounted items with bright red stickers on the price tag. Designer labels are found throughout the store but at prices that normal people can afford.

The store will carry women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and a special section just for teens called the “Cube”. In addition to the huge selection of brand name clothing at discount prices,  shoe-lovers will faint when they see the huge selection of boxed designer and brand name footwear.

The company also owns Winners, HomeSense and TJ Maxx in the US so the experience will feel similar but Marshalls has a stronger focus on clothing for the entire family.

Grand Opening Details:

When: Thursday, March 29, 2012
8:00 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Mayors
8:30 a.m. – Doors open

Where: Marshalls
225 The Boardwalk – Kitchener (where Ira Needles meets University)

The first 100 people in line will receive a gift card. 

Hours
Sundays 11 am to 6pm
Mon – Sat 9:30 am – 9pm
Let me know what you think! Share your Marshall’s stories. I will do a full review once I get to the store…in my bargain hunting dreams, I will be waiting out front with my shopping cart wheels greased up and ready to go, but the reality of getting my kids to school says I might have to wait a little longer…
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Spring Cleaning = Spring $elling! Mom to Mom $ales

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‘Tis the season for spring cleaning and with that, comes the piles of clothing, toys and stuff that you no longer find useful. Mom’s everywhere are loading up their boxes of things too small and things outgrown. 

Donating these is a wonderful option but lots of moms also decide to earn a few bucks by selling things on-line, garage sales or at Mom to Mom sale. If you’ve never checked one a Mom to Mom Sale you should! 

Mom to Mom type sales are a great way to get things you are looking for considerably less than new prices. Most sales offer items from preemie to child’s size 14-16. All items are gently used and sometimes you will find some that are brand spanking new as well.

You won’t just find clothing either. toys, baby equipment of all kinds, strollers, maternity clothes, etc… Gifts that were never used, items that children outgrew before they cold be worn — we’ve all been there as moms! Whether you are expecting your first child, grandchild or your kids have just outgrown last year’s wardrobe, I have never been disappointed. 

This is why I love them: 

*Great selection – tons of children’s items found all under one roof makes shopping easy and you are more likely to find what you are looking for due to the sheer volume of stuff

* Great prices 

* The variety always amazes me and I never fail to find some treasures.  

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Not a shopper? Why not become a seller?

If you don’t wish to shop, you might consider being a seller instead. Typically, you pay a fee to rent a table and make some money while clearing out your own closets. The draw large crowds and you will no doubt come away with some extra cash. It’s a win – win for everyone!

Here are two upcoming sales for you to consider and I know that there is still time to sell at the KW POMBA Sale for sure so check the link. Let me know of more of these types of sales by sending me an email. 

* Spring Mom to Mom Sale in Baden this Saturday March 31st  – St. James Lutheran Church

http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-community-events-MOM2MOM-SALE-MOM2MOM-SALE-MOM2MOMSALE-W0QQAdIdZ366256521

 

* Spring 2012 KW POMBA Children’s Used Clothing, Toys and Equipment Sale
Saturday April 21st – Moses Springer Arena – Waterloo

I have been to this sale and it is HUGE and the items are high quality.Image People starting lining up 2 to 3 hours before the doors open – I am not kidding! I also know a friend who has sold things at this sale and the nice thing is, you pre-price everything and don’t actually have to be at the sale — they simply track your sales and you get a percentage of the items you sell. 

http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-baby-items-multi-item-KWS-BIGGEST-CHILDRENS-MATERNITY-CLOTHING-EQUIPMENT-SALE-W0QQAdIdZ366274014

Happy Hunting!

 

 
 

Welcome Spring!

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Spring, or shall I say summer is in the air and with it brings lots of deals!

Easter is coming soon so I will be listing the best deals in town in the FLYER SPECIALS as I find them.. it’s only 2 1/2 weeks away as it falls on April 8th this year. 

Watch for the weekly grocery deals added Thurs or Friday each week under GROCERY/FLYER SPECIALS

Some of the latest updates on my HOT DEALS link include saving $5 off the new Muppets Movie 3-disc Blu Ray DVD set…this offer ends March 25th so don’t delay! I add items to this section as I find them so check back frequently and I will notify you on the Bargain Hunting Momma Facebook group as well… 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/174840402618136/

If you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog to always be in the know about the latest deals. 

Happy Bargain Hunting! 

Jenn 
aka “The Bargain Hunting Momma” 

 

March Break 2012 Listings

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Well March Break 2012 is just around the corner and I’ve been busy collecting information for to help busy moms & dads find cool things to do!  I will continue to update this listing ALL week since I keep finding more ideas, but if you want to start making plans, take a peek.

Check out my March Break 2012 listings for tons of great ideas — lots of them free – on how to entertain your kids on March Break! From movies to library programs, there certainly is no reason to say “I’m Bored!”

https://bargainhuntingmomma.wordpress.com/march-break-2012/