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Contest – Win a Family 4- Pack to KW Symphony’s Kinderconcert Series ‘Music Around the World’ Sat Oct 18th!



WIN Family 4 Pack to see KW Symphony’s Kinderconcert Series ‘Music Around the World’
Saturday Oct 18th – Elmira

Take your pre-schoolers on a musical journey around the world as the Symphony visits exotic places through music and sound! Singing and dancing in your seats is encouraged!  This is going to be a really amazing show and perfect for kids….or the young at heart!  What a wonderful way to expose your children to the beauty of a live orchestra! For the first time, the KWS is taking their Kinderconcert concert series on the road with visits to the town of Elmira, the Waterloo Museum in downtown Kitchener and the Conrad Centre for Performing Arts.


Music from Around the World

SAT OCTOBER 11 | 10:30 AM – Woolwich Memorial Centre – Elmira
(24 Church St W, Elmira, ON N3B 1M5)

KWS Musicians and Friends

Bargain Hunting Momma is excited to be teaming up for another great giveaway with the KW Symphony!  This time, it’s the kick off of their pre-schooler friendly Kinderconcert Series with Music from Around the World, the first in a series of three great shows they are running this season. Visit exotic places through music and sound. Sing and dance in your seats as you experience the world of music around you.


Doors open one hour before each concert and children and parents can participate in music activities provided by Music for Young Children. Stay after the concert to meet the performers and their instruments!

Pre-concert activities are FREE with ticket purchase!  My giveaway if for the Sat. Oct 18th Elmira show but is the first of three performances as they take this show on the road..so if you can’t make this one, check out one of the other two show dates shown below.

Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener
Nov 1, 2014 | 10 & 11 am

Waterloo Region Museum (includes Admission to the museum)
Nov 8, 2014
| 10:30 am

Buy Your Tickets Today! 

Prices starting from as low as $11 for children and $13 for adults. Please Note:Family Passes are not available online, but can be purchased by calling Patron Services at 519.745.4711.


Two lucky readers will win a set of 4 tickets to the show! Don’t forget.. the show is THIS coming Saturday October 18th so keep the date free & watch for the winner to be announced Thursday (the day before) at 5pm!  Here’s how you enter…


-You must  LIKE the Bargain Hunting Momma Facebook page.. do so by clicking here…and click on Giveaways at the tabs across the top to increase your odds..there are ways to enter daily here.. 

LIKE the KW Symphony Facebook page do so by clicking here…

You may also earn 1 entry be commenting below with your favourite instrument in the symphony in the comment area below  so I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner!

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Contest closes Thursday October 16th at 5pm and winners will be chosen at random and announced and notified by email. You will have 24 hrs to respond before new winners are chosen. Good Luck!

Click here to buy tickets to the show! 


$25 seats for 25 shows.. The Stratford Festival Christmas in July Sale


They are at it again! Great deals on lots of shows at the Stratford Festival. Such a lovely way to escape for a few hours and enjoy fantastic, live theatre! 

Enjoy $25 tickets to the following 25 performances this summer:

Romeo and Juliet
July 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
July 31, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 3, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 14, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 21, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 24, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

The Three Musketeers 
July 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
August 2, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 7, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 10, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

July 31, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 1, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 15, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Blithe Spirit 
August 2, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
August 17, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

Fiddler on the Roof 
August 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
August 16, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
August 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

Waiting for Godot 
August 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

August 22, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

The Merchant of Venice
August 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

This two-day sale is only available through Stratford Social Ticketing on the Festival’s Facebook page – so don’t delay. Grab a friend or family member and unwrap a theatre experience you’ll treasure!


CLICK HERE for how to buy your tickets…

Here’s what you need to order your tickets:

1)     Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticket tab
2)     Select any of the performances listed above
3)     You’ll be directed to the “Select Your Own Seat” page. To take advantage of our $25 ticket price, enter promotion code 50308 in the “Have a Promo Code” box and click “Apply”
4)     Select your A, B or C seats and check out!

We’ll see you at the theatre!

* Offer may expire without notice. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion and is not transferable.  Price does not include taxes.  Tickets available in A, B and C seating zones. Offer may expire without notice and does not include applicable taxes or handling fees.

Photo credit: Members of the company in Tommy. Photo by David Hou.


Summer Movie Under the Stars Series Runs Every Friday Night


Movies under the stars at Shade’s Mills, Cambridge

Due to the success of last year’s, the Shade’s Mills Conservation Area on Avenue Road in  Cambridge is running a summer outdoor movie series. 

Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 7 until the end of September

FREE for season pass holders and day pass holders.

Special flat fee of $10 per carload -up to six people in a vehicle can gain admission on Friday nights starting at 8 p.m.

They have a great schedule of family favourites planned for this summer as well,

What to Expect & What to Bring

  • Food concession will be open and offering snacks and drinks.
  • Visitors should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit in front of the big screen.
  • Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on this page, on Facebook or mentioned on Twitter @grandriverca.
  • Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 8:45 p.m. during the longer days of June and July and 7:15 p.m. by September.
  • The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G)s. (see list below)
  •  E-mail the park or call 519-621-3697 for more information.

The movies are funded in part by the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

Summer 2013 Schedule

  • June 7 – Wreck It Ralph (G) 8:45 p.m.
  • June 14 – Bolt (PG) 8:45 p.m.
  • June 21 – Treasure Planet (G) 8:45 p.m.
  • June 28 – Spiderman (PG) 8:45 p.m. – CANCELLED due to rain
  • July 5 – Lion King (G) 8:45 p.m.
  • July 12 – Marry Poppins (G) 8:45 p.m.
  • July 19 – Chicken Little (G) 8:45 p.m.
  • July 26 – The Avengers (PG) 8:45 8:45 p.m.
  • August 2 – Brave (G) 8:30 p.m.
  • August 9 – A Bug’s Life (G) 8:30 p.m.
  • August 16 – Monsters Inc. (G) 8:30
  • August 23 – G-Force (PG) 8 p.m.
  • August 30 – Hoodwinked (PG) 8 p.m.
  • September 6 – Finding Nemo (G) 7:45 p.m.
  • September 13 – Lilo & Stitch (G) 7:30 p.m.
  • September 20 – Hotel Transylvania (G) 7:15 p.m.
  • September 6 – Gnomeo and Juliet (G) 7 p.m.


About a 25m minute drive for Kitchener.
From Kitchener/Waterloo take 401 and exit at Franklin Road & head South. Follow Franklin for approx. 3 1/2 km and then turn left on Avenue Road for less than 1km and will see park entrance.

at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area on Avenue Road in Cambridge.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP  – http://mapq.st/1b3KWZ6

Waterloo Mini Maker Fair Celebrates DIY Culture Sat June 15th at Kitchener City Hall



Saturday June 15th

10am – 10pm

Kitchener City Hall

If you like to think of new things to invent, or new ways to do things then you might want to check out this interesting event taking place Saturday June 15th at Kitchener City Hall. Meet interesting people from our community who want to show off their projects in what is being described as a ‘one-day celebration of DIY culture.’

This is a free event, and will appeal to Makers of all age groups and interests.


  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Maker Tables and Displays
  • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Workshops and Talks
  • 6:00 pm – onwards Live music to round out the day


In the Rotunda

  • George Kourounis 11:00 am
  • Aquaponics 2:00 pm
  • Dragonsmith Armory 5:00 pm



  • Learn-to-solder activity ($2 each max 100 kits) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Pom poms 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Foam sword workshop ($15-20 each max 40 people) 12:30 – 1:30 pm


In front of the reflecting pool

  • Lightsabres 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • First Robotics robots 10:00 – 11:00 am , 4:00 – 5:00 pm


In the rotunda

  • Schema Factor 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • DJ N3mef 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Binary Forest 8:00 – 9:00 pm

About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Waterloo Region.


Build a Lawn Mower Pencil Holder for Dad This Sat!


This Saturday June 8th at Home Depot another free kids workshop with a cute Father’s Day themed project. 


Build a Lawn Mower Pencil Holder

Workshop Duration: 2 Hours



Kids will learn how to build a pencil holder in the shape of a lawn mower with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

  • A great free activity for children ages 4-12
  • Kids will learn how to build a lawn mower pencil holder using a hammer and glue

Click here to register.


Another fabulous & FREE kids project brought to you by The Bargain Huning Momma!

New Dundee Victoria Day Fireworks & All Day Celebrations Monday!








New Dundee’s Victoria Day celebrations are truly a super fun way to spend Victoria Day Monday with your family.  We have been many times and hope to do it again!

Start off with the fireman’s pancake breakfast and the town-wide yard sales. (TIP – bring your wagon to collect your treasures or carry your tired kids as there is a lot of walking!)  Wander over to the park for lots of more action including bouncy castles, face painting, fine arts & craft show, live entertainment, antique cars, games and more. The whole day is capped off by a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.



Food Revolution Day Helps KW Citizens Make Healthy Food Choices!


Who’s going to Food Revolution Day – a great FREE EVENT happening this Saturday – May 18 from 10am-3pm – at The Kitchener Market?

FOOD REVOLUTION DAY is being organized by Those 2 Girls (Lisa McDonald & Diane Morgan) and is all about Helping Local Citizens To Make Healthy Choices! It’s shaping up to be a great day filled with lots of interesting guests and information, as well as lots of interactive fun.

You don’t have to RSVP, but if you know you are going for sure, click on this link to RSVP.. just to let the organizers know approximate numbers.


-Foodlink’s Buy Local Buy Fresh Map Kickoff for 2013
-11:30 am Run For Life Speaks on their upcoming family friendly races
-2pm Meet and Greet with Fitz The Whip Vanderpool. Fresh from winning his latest Canadian Championship

Ongoing Activities throughout the event
· Sportco Source For Sports activity table
· Rogers Daytime Healthy Lifestyle Blogger Erica Kloetstra’s activity table
· Try Dance Dance Revolution with The Game Asylum
· Planting with Eco Eats
· Learn about the Nutrition For Learning Program
· Meet Jane from Fresh Endeavours and Meaghan from GoGirlfriend and learn about their Farm Vlog Tours
· Try out Run For Life’s Spin Bike
· Play with Foodlink’s Farm In A Box
· Additional activities TBA852/

Annual Police Open House TODAY (Saturday May 11)! Fun for everyone!


You’re invited! Come out to the Police Week Open House at headquarters, on Saturday May 11 from 10AM – 3PM. Everyone is welcome; admission is free!
Non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank is encouraged. 

Click on the link for details: http://www.wrps.on.ca/slide/police-week-open-house-headquarters

FREE Kids Building Workshop this Saturday at Home Depot Stores



Home Depot Kids Workshops

Build an Herb Planter This Saturday!

Did you know that Home Depot offers free hands-on building workshops on the second Saturday of each month between 10am and Noon? What a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your child while creating something special that they get to  take home. You must pre-register but the workshops are totally FREE! (see link below)

Workshop Duration: 2 Hours



Kids will learn how to build an herb planter with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

  • A great free activity for children ages 4-12
  • Kids will learn how to build an herb planter using a hammer and glue



Workshop FAQs

What is the age requirement to attend these workshops?

Kids Workshops are open to children from ages 4 to 12.

What should I bring to the workshop?

All materials needed for the workshop will be provided by the leaders at your chosen Home Depot location.

Do I need to attend the workshop with my child?

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are there any costs associated with the Kids Workshops?

Workshops are free to attend.

How often are Kids Workshops held?

Kids Workshops are held once per month on the second Saturday.

Sneak Peek of this Week’s Checkout 51’s Offers – May 2 – 8, 2013!



Here is the Checkout 51 sneak peek of next week’s offers for May 2 – 8th.. You can earn up to $19.50 to be earned if you buy everything this week.  New to Checkout 51? Read my ‘How To’ article by clicking here.. Getting Paid to Buy Stuff – Join the Checkout 51 Revolution! 

Checkout 51 is the hottest new app to hit Canadian grocery shoppers and the concept is this simple – get paid to buy stuff. Launched in December 2012, Checkout 51 has exploded  on to the grocery shopping scene and as of April, they have an incredible 250,000 members.  This intriguing new app has set the couponing world upside down by paying shoppers to purchase items from predetermined list of grocery products. Best of all it is a FREE app which is incredibly easy to use and after reading this post, you will know everything you need to know to get started.

For those already on board, these offers will go live on the app at 12:00 AM on Thursday May 2. They will expire at 11:59 PM on Wednesday May 8. Members must buy the products in Canada and submit the receipts while the offers are live.

Any grocery trip over $60
Cash back $1.00

Maple Leaf fresh chicken, any variety or cut of fresh chicken. Excludes cold cuts, frozen and full-cooked chicken.
Cash back: $2.00

TYLENOL® Muscle Aches & Body Pain, any TYLENOL® Muscle Aches & Body Pain product.
Cash back: $2.00

GLAD® ODOUR GUARD® TRASH BAGS, any box of Glad® Odour Guard® trash bags with Febreze™ Freshness.
Cash back: $2.00

Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream, any Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.
Cash back: $1.00

Dempster’s bread, any sliced bread.
Cash back: $1.50

Mr. Noodles, any product.
Cash back: $0.50

Olivieri fresh pastas, any variety.
Cash back: $2.00

Twizzlers, any variety, 396 g or more.
Cash back: $1.00

Glade® Sense & Spray Refills, any Glade® Sense & Spray® refill.
Cash back: $3.00

Glade® Décor Scents™ Air Freshener, any Glade® Décor Scents™ air freshener product.
Cash back: $2.00

Vlasic pickles, 500 mL or more.
Cash back: $0.50

Leclerc Celebration cookies, 180 g or more, any variety.
Cash back: $1.00