Tanger Outlet in Cookstown

Once again, can I say I love Eddie Bauer? Did you know they have a lifetime guarantee? My current knapsack I use for commuting to work was starting to deteriorate. The inside pocket seam opened and a zipper pull was fraying. This knapsack was already replaced last year so this was my second one. I went to the Cookstown Tanger Outlet Eddie Bauer store to replace the knapsack. With all outlet stores, selection may be limited but with 50% off storewide, I was not complaining. I also received a $10 gift certificate from the store once again! I tried to find a smaller but sturdy knapsack similar to my old one. Of course the old model, the Trailhead was discontinued. The customer service rep was nice and had to call a manager to assist. I gave him my membership number and like Costco, can go back and see last year that I exchanged for the Trailhead. I paid $30 for it and Eddie Bauer’s policy it has to have the same value and if not, pay the difference. I didn’t because I want something free. The original knapsack I picked up to replace the old one was regularly $90 which meant $45 after 50% off. I went back to get another model which rang in at $40 after discount. I gave him my $10 gift certificate and the bag was free!
Tanger Outlets has a coupon book and Eddie Bauer has a 15% off coupon if you spend $75 or more but since the whole store was on discount, I was not able to stack this coupon. After I got home I showed my friend visiting my new “free” knapsack and the lifetime guarantee and she wanted one too. I ended up going to the mall once again! The beauty of the outlet is that the regular store had a 40% off store wide sale instead of 50%.

I forgot I bought a knapsack in Buffalo at the Eddie Bauer outlet and it was only $20 US and was the same model but green instead of black! It is the Guide model which is sturdy and 30 L capacity. It has a compartment for a 15.4 inch laptop inside too.

The original price of my very first Trailhead was only $21 I believe and I had it for 2 years and then the second one for 1 year. Now with the third one, let’s see how long it lasts!

Mountain Warehouse also had some great deals. I didn’t know but it is a UK based outdoors store. I was able to buy giant microfibre quick drying towels for half price at $14.99 versus $29.99. Also there was a one day store wide discount of 20% too! I will be better equiped for camping next year. The towels fold up like a large napkin and take up no space!

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Sporting Life Online Birkenstock Clearance Sale

I have always wanted to own a pair of Birkenstocks but they are very expensive. To my surprise Sportinglife.ca had a great sale last week. $69.99 versus a regular price that varied from $140 to $160. If you signed up for the email newsletter, you got a 10% promo code to use on your first purchase. Finally, if you purchased $99 or more there is free shipping. So what do you do? Combine all discounts is what you do. I bought 3 pairs; one for me and 2 for gifts. These are listed as european sizes so be careful and follow the rule of thumb as women’s and men’s sizing are different.

Not the most fashionable, they are extremely comfortable and contoured to your foot.  There are no more items available for sale as they are now all sold out. I will not post the link for this reason.  I ordered on Wednesday and received my sandals on Friday!  What great service from Sporting Life.

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Second Post of the Year? What? Freebie Friday

I better talk about this freebie today before I forget and more slack for lack of blogging.  The freebie of the day at 7-11 is an iBar.  It is a chocolate bar that has whole fruits.  To get this offer, you have to download the free app on your iphone or android phone.  Fridays they usually have a freebie but not all the time. The iBar is a new company from Quebec and has 4 varieties:  cranberry, wild blueberry, sundried raisins and the whole shebang consisting of all three ingredients.  Anyway, there you go.  Happy weekend!

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First Post of The Year? What?

I can’t believe I am so behind in posting to this blog.  I had better write something before people complain.  It’s not that I haven’t been finding deals.  It’s just that I’ve been very busy like everyone else.

I will blog about what is new that I have found and both have to do with Walmart Canada.  You can buy groceries online at Walmart.ca and book a time to pick up as long as you are in the GTA, Ottawa and Edmonton only.  If you order a minimum of $50 and use the promo code SPRING, you will get $20 off with $3-$5 charged for having your order processed and ready for you.  This deal ends at the end of the month.

The other deal is for walmartphotocentre.ca and you can order 40 4 X6 prints for only $1 for next day pickup by using the promo code 40for1 and is on special until April 3rd.  Promo code is only valid once per customer account.

I probably have too many bbqs but Weber is the best and I always wanted a Weber charcoal bbq that is the kettle style.  Last month Airmiles had a special on for gold card members and it was only 950 air miles versus 1450 air miles.  Retailing for $150 normally plus taxes, the bbq was delivered for free without tax.  With a 10 year warranty I could not resist.  It is 22.5 inches diameter and can’t wait to use it asap.

Coupgon is a new app that is for specific grocery stores and is great since there are sometimes free items up for grabs usually for new products.  I’m trying the Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats with Blueberry.  Not bad but a little too sweet for me.

I needed a new glove for softball and originally bought a glove at Play It Again Sports for $99.99 brand new and found a cheaper one on Ebay for half an inch bigger!  I ended up saving $40 as it was only $45 US with $10 US shipping.  I returned the original glove I bought on the last day that I could and was glad I did not take off the tags.

National Sports had a Friends and Family event that was not advertised and had 20% off everything and 10% off clearance items. I was able to get a batting helmet for $27.99 down from $34.99 and a pair of all leather batting gloves for $7.99 down from $29.99.  You had to show the add on your phone or print out a coupon.

Last week I went to Centra and bought on sale DanActive Probiotic Yogourt that comes in a drinkable bottle for $5 for 2 packages of 8 each which really is half price as one package retails for $5.

I returned some things to Costco without a receipt.  The one I go to is really good at refunding.  I returned some curtains that I bought a couple weeks ago as they are the wrong colour and a clothes rack that kept on falling down when I put clothes on it.

Larry the Liquidator had Crystal Light on sale for $1 a package which normally retails for $3.52 each.  I bought a bunch of them including the ice tea for pitchers that come in a package of 4 and different flavours for individual bottles which comes in a package of 10.  These are all sold out now and did not last long in the store.

I will try to blog more often as there is just too much too not talk about.  I just helped a friend buy a big tote container filled with Lego for $40 which probably would collectively retail for $300 if not more on Facebook from the buy and sell.

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Deals Deals Non Stop!

I have to blog before I forget about all my recent deals.  A couple weeks ago Bath And Body Works had a one day sale for 3 wick candles for only $10.50 and it applied to both Bath and Body Works and White Barn; the sister store next door.  The regular price is normally $25-33.50 each.  If you combine a coupon which is either $10 off a $30 purchase or even better, $20 off a $50 purchase it works out to be even cheaper. The end price I paid worked out to $6.50 each!  Because I went to Cookstown Mall and I have the Tanger Club membership; I reached the $1000 in purchases for the year and received a $10 gift card linked to my card.  Whenever I go shopping there, I ask for receipts from the other family and friends to be added to my total.  There is a facebook ad right now for Cookstown mall for $10 free gift card until the end of the year also. You have to show it to the service rep at shoppers service.  I also have another free $10 gift certificate from Eddie Bauer so my intention is to go shopping at that mall again on Boxing day and perhaps take full advantage of the extra $30 I have to spend there now!

Late last week I just ordered a Honeywell whole home humidifier for $99.43, a savings of $$70.56.  I have been looking for one for some time and finally found one. There was a shipping fee online but I was okay with it.  The in store price was $119.99 so with delivery, my cost was still a bit less since the delivery fee was $15.  I ordered this from Princess Auto which is a great store.  It is deceiving since it is like a Canadian Tire and surplus store all in one.  I bought replacement filters on clearance in store for $4.83 each versus $12.99; a $8.16 savings.

I ordered on Amazon.ca a diffuser/humidifier with 4 free accessories with free shipping and no tax for only $32.99!  I think the regular price was $50 and the average price of each accessory was $9.99.  With the use of essential oils, this will be good for aromatherapy and help with the dry air during the winter months.

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Black Friday Deals and Other Deals and Freebies

I thought I should post before I forget all my deals from the past few days and couple months.  I apologize now if it is in no particular order.

Panera Bread members were able to have a free bagel a day every day in November.  I never had their bagels so it was a great way to try them out without paying!  I really enjoyed the sprouted grain one as it had the least amount of calories and was probably the healthiest.  You can sign up for a membership for free online and when you go to the store ask for a physical card by providing them your telephone number.  You get a free dessert for signing up I believe and for your birthday too.

A few days before Black Friday, the Metro News had an advertisement for Cookstown Outlet mall which was a great freebie while quantities lasted.  If you clipped the ad at the bottom of the page and brought it to shoppers services anytime during that weekend with identification, you get a free $25 gift card no questions asked and it had no deadline to use either which was a bonus.  Rushing after work I was a little worried there would be none left but there was no lineup and most people didn’t know about this promotion.  While waiting for the gift card to be processed, I saw some coupons for Bath and Body Works, one of my favourite stores.  It was for $10 off of a purchase of $30 or more.  I took 2 of these.  Walking over to the store I see another sale in store; if you buy 3 items you get 3 items free or if you buy 2 items you get 1 item free.  I asked if the coupon and this promotion can be combined and was told yes to my delight.  This store just opened in July with White Barn, the home candle store affiliate next door.  I looked all around for clearance items in both stores and couldn’t find anything.  My plan was to buy 3 items to get 3 free but what did I want to buy for gifts?  I have plenty of personal care products at home and candles from previous sales.

This part is the logistical side of deal finding  and may be very confusing for some so bear with me.  It was not easy to find items to buy to basically utilize the coupon, sale and the gift card without spending a lot of money.  There were aromatherapy sets for $22 which were a great buy.  It had a body lotion with pump for 192 ml and a body wash/foam bath for 295 ml.  Separately purchased it would cost $27 so it was already a savings of $5 right off the bat.  Looking closer on the shelf, I found a row of sets for $20!  There is another savings of $2 a set.  I had to spend $30 minimum to get $10 off and if I bought 3 of these sets it would cost me $60 less $10 to get 3 sets free. I didn’t want to spend that much if I wanted to use 2 coupons.  If I bought 2 sets it would only cost me $40 less $10 to get another set free.  The buy 2 get one free option was more cost effective.  I brought 6 sets at $20 each to the cash register.  I told the cashier I had 2 coupons and I wanted to pay separately for each but she said just today I can pay for it all on one bill. She had problems scanning the sets in and asked for a manager or supervisor to assist her.  The sets I selected were the american versions apparently so that is why it would not scan in.  She rang them in for $10 each to make it easier but she also should have disregarded my 2 $10 off coupons as the net cost would come to the same result.  My total cost was $45.20 after taxes and the coupons were deducted and 2 free items were taken into consideration.  Don’t forget the $25 gift card.  In the end my final cost after all was said and done was only $20.20 for 6 $20 gift sets which would have been $135.60 normally!  I think the sets should have been $60 plus taxes for a total of $67.80.  With all the commotion at the front desk I was not sure how things were calculated and discounted and only now after typing out this post did I realize that I was undercharged.  I am so glad this worked out because really if you think about it, I paid for less than 1 set and got 5 free in the end!  I think I will keep one set for myself for all the hard work and enjoy my great deal! On second thought, I was not under charged. The system actually processed my buy as buy 3 get 3 free which explains it all. $60 less 2 $10 coupons for a net of $40! This is what happened!

The next day I went to Zehrs and scored there as I usually do.  I was able to buy pork shoulders for 99 cents a pound as the employee wheeled them out quietly.  It was an unadvertised special as it was not in the Zehrs flyer.  I was just at the right place at the right time as pork shoulders are the best thing to smoke on my charcoal smoker.  I used the Coupgon app and received a free box of Mini Wheats Cereal with blueberries inside.  I bought some 0% Iogo yogourt and used 3 Coupgon coupons for $1 off each of them. They were on sale for $1.99 but 2 of them rang in for $3.49 after I paid for them. I went to customer service and she gave me one free and rang in the other for $1.99!  I bought a bag of organic pears and honey crisp apples for 50% off.

I went to chinatown the other day and bought 2 one pound bags of organic baby carrots for $1 total at Lucky Moose. The expiration date was a few days away but I only bought what I needed to use.

I will blog more about my deals in another post about my Nova Scotia deals.  Have a good night!

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3 Times A Charm At Eddie Bauer!

My love for Eddie Bauer continues even if the warehouse where I found so many deals has closed for a while now.  I received another $10 gift certificate from my favourite retailer and of course, I go to Vaughan Mills and find a perfect fitting pair of boyfriend slim fit pants for $9.99.  See the receipt below indicating a free pair of pants!  I don’t know what happened but normally I would pay the tax but not this time!


This is the 3rd pair in less than a year that I have bought essentially free at Eddie Bauer.  The icing on the cake was the next day, I received an email for another $10 gift certificate!  Guess where I’m shopping again?

Deals can be had.  You just have to know where to go and continue going there and supporting the store. It’s a win win situation and you save a lot of money.  I only had to pay $1.30 for the first 2 pairs of pants.  I had to argue with the cashier that the pants weren’t 70% off of $70 as it was on the $9.99 rack along with another pair of the same colour and style.

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Weekend Deals


Enclosed are free veggies I was able to pick up at Zehrs on the weekend!  They had a table setup promoting local produce from Dominion Farms in Bradford.  I received 3 pounds each of the onions and carrots, 2 pounds of beets and 2 pound bags of parsnips for free!  Saturday was also the No Tax Event day also at Zehrs and I stocked up on water softening salt on sale for $4.99 for 20 kg.  I was also able to get clearance bananas for 50% off but they weren’t overly ripe.  A great weekend for me and was smiling as I left the grocery store!

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Deals Deals Deals

Summer is half finished and I have not mentioned most of my deals since I have had an extremely busy schedule with 3 softball leagues and house work!  I will try to remember as much as I can.  Last weekend was no tax event for most items at Superstore also known as the Real Canadian Superstore.  It usually applies to electronics and housewares including bbq accessories.  I was able to buy a cast iron reversible griddle for only $12 regularly $40!  This is handy for camping as I brought my portable bbq but it was very cumbersome.  With this griddle I can use my portable camping stove.  You can flip it over and it is a grill also!

Costco is one of my go to places as everyone should know by now.  I was able to find on clearance (anything ending in 97 cents) a self inflating mattress pad for camping for only $29.97! Regularly priced at $45, it sells for $65 US on Amazon.com and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 95 customer reviews.  Unfortunately, when I tried to buy another one the next day, they were all sold out!  Remember if you find an amazing deal at Costco buy it and maybe even a second one as you never know if you will ever see that price again.  You can always return it later on so you don’t have to worry.

Larry the Liquidator is the outlet by my house in Bradford.  They have 15% off the last Monday of each month if you pay by cash.  I bought a bamboo pillow that was king size since it was the same size as the queen size for only $15 regularly $20!  Del Monte tetra paks of guava, mangosteen with golden kiwi juice were only $1 also which is very tasty and different.

The LCBO sometimes clears out discontinued items so I was able to buy Bols mango liquor for 52% and when I paid at the cash got an extra 20%!  It only came out to $7 for a bottle that normally costs $19!

I never got to spend the $10 gift certificate when I replaced my Eddie Bauer knapsack for free so I went to the Vaughan Mills Eddie Bauer and bought another pair of jeans for $1.30 since they were $9.99!

During the Canada Day Long Weekend, Tanger Outlet in Cookstown was giving away a $10 gift card by going to the shoppers services office and showing them their ad.  I went there and coincidentally, Bath and Body Works and White Barn both opened that weekend.  They had a coupon that if you buy $15 you get an item for free worth up to $15!  I was able to buy 4 3 wick candles on clearance for $10 regularly $24 and got a small candle and a candle stand for free!  I also used the $10 free gift card too so everything was only  $33.90 but worth about $73!  Basically it is half price!

Princess Auto is a great store for tools and I was able to buy a garden pick for $21.99 regularly $40.  The handle is rubber instead of wood which is lighter.  I also bought a welder’s blanket for $14.99 versus $25 for my smoker so I can use it to cover in the winter.  Actually, last weekend when it was raining, I covered my smoker with the blanket and it helped to insulate it a little.  I did lose some heat but not a lot.  Some avid smokers, actually use their smoker all year round including in the winter and use the blanket to retain the heat of the smoker.

Ren’s Pet Depot in Aurora is a new pet store and for the grand opening week, you can spin the wheel and win free items.  I won cat food as well as my uncle.  I also got coupons to save $5 on a minimum purchase of $30 or more.

Zehr’s had a great clearance item and I found it randomly.  They had extra lean ground beef on sale for $3.99/lb and since they had too much, it was further reduced to $1.99/lb.  I bought 4 packages and froze them.  I made homemade hamburgers with one package for camping and everyone loved it so much that there were no leftovers except half a bun!  One of the girls said she will not buy frozen burgers anymore.  When you make anything fresh it just seems to taste so much better with less preservatives.

That is all that I can remember right now but as you can see I did well again.  Hopefully I am able to report more often in the future and share my deals with everyone.



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Tanger Cookstown Outlet On The Weekend

Hi everyone.  I wanted to report my shopping experience on Saturday at Tanger Cookstown Outlet north of Toronto.  I had a $10 gift certificate emailed to me for Eddie Bauer and my knapsack I use for commuting to and from work from that store was starting to deteriorate.  The lining on the inside was slowly breaking apart and one of the zipper pulls was starting to fray.  Originally purchased for $21 at the now defunct Eddie Bauer Outlet over 2 years ago at their warehouse in Vaughan, I was able to exchange for a new one for free!  The ticketed price was $69.99 and they were on sale for 30% off which would have been $49!  Eddie Bauer has a lifetime guarantee on its products which many people don’t know about.  It is part of their customer satisfaction policy.  I think it makes sense for Eddie Bauer to have this policy since you can improve your products over time based on what is being returned.  The brand new knapsack is just lovely as it is slightly bigger now and has no lining and looks like it has been changed slightly over time.  I love Eddie Bauer if you haven’t noticed by now.

My mum was able to buy a Fossil leather purse regularly for $300 on clearance with 60% off and an extra 10% off on top of that!  Works out to $122.04!  Last weekend the mall had a promotion where if you spend $50 or more, you get a $10 gift certificate to use in the mall on your next visit.  My mum bought over $200 worth of things and I bought a pair of jean shorts at The Gap regularly $49.99 with 70% off and an extra 20% off on top of that.  I only paid $13.56 after taxes!  Because I’m a Tanger Shopping Club member, I made it to the 3rd tier which is the $750 threshold.  Every time you shop, you bring your receipts to Shoppers Services to tally them up.  When you join at $10, you instantly receive a tote bag.  Every $250 threshold, you receive another tote bag and extra gifts.  This time, I reached $750 and so I got another tote bag, the $10 gift card for spending $50 or more last weekend and a $15 coupon to use at Polo Ralph Lauren which expires at the end of the year.

All in all this was a great shopping experience at Tanger Outlet Mall.  I highly recommend this mall if you are in the area which is to my advantage being a few minutes away.  Bath and Body Works will be opening next month so another store that I frequent will be close by and also an outlet.  I still haven’t used my $10 gift certificate for Eddie Bauer and will be going to Vaughan Mills to checkout their outlet there. Wish me luck and I will report back to you with my findings.

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