Ultimate Back to School Label Pack

Make it easy to identify your child's belongings this year with Mabel's Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Pack
Ultimate Back to School Label Pack

Get Free Stuff for your usual Online Searches: Swag Bucks

This is one freebie earning program that REALLY works EASY. Read about how I'm earning freebies with no effort at all.
Get Free Stuff for your usual Online Searches: Swag Bucks

Protect Baby with UPF 50 Clothing

Harmful UV rays can penetrate clothing. Protect baby with Agoo Activewear, which features UPF 50, stain resistance and is anti-bacterial.
Protect Baby with UPF 50 Clothing

Free Printable Kids Doorhanger

Friday, July 31, 2009 1 Response
This is a cute little printable freebie! It's a cute little hanger for the door, indicating whether or not your child is free to play!

This freebie is created by Whisker Graphics and posted on Skip to My Lou, a blog about crafts, creativity and celebration. Check out all the other neat downloads at Skip to My Lou!

Click here to view the post and download the freebie at Skip to My Lou. The printable is in PDF format.

Thanks to Freebies4Mom for sourcing this freebie!


Free LeapFrog Board Book

Friday, July 31, 2009 0 Responses

This could be a very nice freebie from LeapFrog, makers of educational toys and gifts. They are giving away FREE board books!

Click here to sign up for your free board book!


30% Friends and Family Web Discount at PleaseMum.com

Friday, July 31, 2009 0 Responses
Free Shipping on all orders!PleaseMum.com is topping their previous additional 15% discount that I blogged about just last Saturday!

Now you can get 30% off for online purchases using their Friends and Family coupon code, on top of all their existing sales!

  • Get an extra 30% off with code WEBFRIENDS. Valid until August 2, 2009.
  • All orders are still SHIPPED FREE!
They also have these new specials:
  • Buy 2 tops, get $10 off
  • Buy 2 bottoms, get $10 off
  • Diamond Jeans are $10 with $50 purchase when you use code BUYJEANS10 (note, you can only use one code per purchase transaction)
Click here to start shopping at PleaseMum.com! Happy shopping!

Thanks to Dealcetera for this alert!


Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards - 6 Free points codes

Thursday, July 30, 2009 0 Responses
Get 6 more Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards program points with these codes:
What's this program? Read about it in my previous post here, where I also have a list of 109 free points!


RuMe Reusuable Bags, Snack Packs with Klean Kanteen Deal from GoneShopping.ca

Thursday, July 30, 2009 0 Responses
Why would you want to pay for a reuseable bag when there are so many free or near free bags already? For starters, can your bag fold down to the size of a credit card?

*Bonus discount: Use coupon code "tweet811" for an extra 10% off your entire purchase!

RuMe bags can. They're functional, stylish, reusable bags that fold down to the size of a credit card. Just tuck them into your purse, diaper bag or tote and you'll always have an extra bag handy! The bags are manufactured responsibly (no waste philosophy and made in a fair-trade factory), and they are strong - the "Original" RuMe and the "Macro RuMe can both hold up to 50lbs, and the Mini RuMe can hold up to 30lbs.

Now RuMe has come up with reusable baggies and pockets. These are are lab-tested, food safe fashionable and functional replacement for plastic baggies! Tuck in a sandwich, snacks, fruits and vegetables. Their zipper ensures a tight seal so you don't have to worry about spills. You can handwash them or place them into the dishwasher.

GoneShopping.ca has put together a great package for you to try out these neat products. For $25,50, the "RuMe On the Go" package includes:
  • 1 RuMe mini bag
  • 1 RuMe snack pack
  • 1 RuMe pocket
This package will save you 10% off from buying the products individually.

You can also save 40% off the Klean Kanteen (in Brown/Tree Bark) with the purchase of a RuMe On the Go package! Get the 18 oz. bottle for $13.20, and the 27 oz. bottle for $14.40.

Flat rate shipping in Canada $7.50 or Free shipping for orders of $79 or more before taxes.

Click here to shop this deal! This deal is only available for a limited time!

GoneShopping.ca offers “must have” products and goods to enhance your lifestyle, whatever that may be. They cater to the spoiled urban shopper, who wants the best in style, quality, and convenience and at reasonable prices. They feature many products that you may have seen on TV on shows such as Chatelaine, Oprah, Chatelaine, InStyle Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, and more.


40% Off Wooden Furniture and 15% Off Regular Priced Items: Blue Blankie - not just blankets!

Thursday, July 30, 2009 0 Responses
Blue Blankie has lots of fabulous finds for your little one! And they have much more than just blankies. You'll find unique baby clothing, shoes, diaper bags, gifts, toys, and furniture, too.

They currently have a sale on all their wooden furniture - 40% off! These are really unique pieces for your child's room, take a look at this Railroad Rocker with the little train!

Additionally you can get 15% off all regular priced products, it's a special promotion they are doing with Blush Magazine. Just use code BLUSH15J at checkout. The code is good until October 31, 2009! Blue Blankie is the featured mompreneur in the latest Blush magazine issue. Read the feature here.

Shipping is FREE in Canada when you have a purchase of $75 or more. Blue Blankie is a Canadian company based in Whitby, ON.

Click here to shop at Blue Blankie!


Up to 40% Off Lavish & Lime

Thursday, July 30, 2009 0 Responses
Lavish & Lime is having a midsummer sale, with up to 40% off select items!

This Vancouver-based company carries eco-friendly products for daily living. You'll find unique items for baby and kids. There's also skin care, clothing, jewelry, and stuff for when you're on-the-go like totes and messenger bags.
The sale is on until August 1st.

Click here to shop the sale at Lavish & Lime!


Kids Eat Free this summer at Boston Pizza

Thursday, July 30, 2009 0 Responses
Boston Pizza has a yummy freebie for your kids - their meal is FREE when you purchase an adult meal!

Every day this summer, you can get a FREE Kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal - minimum $10 purchase (excluding gratuities, taxes, and alcoholic beverages). Their Kids Meal looks quite yummy, you can choose from Pizza (of course), Spaghetti, Perogies, Baked Salmon, and more (selections depend on location) and each meal comes with a drink, dessert, and a fun pack!

Their offer is for dine-in only, and not valid with any other promotional offer. Offer expires Sept 6, 2009.

Check out the promotional details at the Boston Pizza site here: http://www.bostonpizza.com/en/promos/kidseatfree.aspx

This promo is only valid at participating locations, including Vancouver Lower Mainland locations, Duncan, Kamloops, Quebec and the following Ontario locations:

  • Whitby (AMC Centrum location only)
  • Markham
  • Scarborough
  • Dufferin Mall
  • Yonge & Sheppard
  • Yonge & Eglinton
  • Richmond Hill (hwy 404 & hwy 7)
  • Oakville
  • QEW & Dorval
  • Georgetown
  • Milton
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Grimsby
  • Queenston
  • Welland
  • Queenston
  • Stoney Creek
  • Simcoe
  • Brantford
  • St. Catharines
  • Grimsby
  • Niagara Falls (Morrison St. location only)
  • Welland
  • Stratford
  • North Bay


30% Off GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy with Coupon - July 30-Aug 2

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 0 Responses
Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy are having another Friends & Family event for four days, beginning Friday! The "Give & Get" promotion offers friends and family 30% off when you bring in this special coupon that was emailed to me!

5% of Purchases Donated
With the Give & Get special promotion, 5% of the amount you spend at Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy is going to be donated to their non-profit partners: Boys and Girls Club of Canada, CARE Canada and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Click here to get your coupon! You can reuse this coupon as many times as you like over the four days! Print it and put it in your purse or diaper bag so you don't forget to bring it!


Bebebums Summer Sale Extended: $13 Cloth Diapers

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 0 Responses
If you've been thinking about giving cloth diapers a try but the cost has been detering you, here's a good cloth diaper deal to start off with. BebeBums is extending their Summer Sale!

Until July 31 you can save $5 on BebeBum diapers - on sale for $13! BebeBums are "pocket" style cloth diapers - there is an outer "shell" that has a pocket, and you place an insert into the pocket for the absorbency (the reason for the pocket is to make it faster to wash and dry). the Save $5 on each Bebebums diaper.

Shipping starts at $10 for up to 3 diapers. BebeBums is based in Victoria, BC.

Click here to start shopping for diapers at BebeBums!


Sears.ca Outlet: Save an ADDITIONAL 40% TODAY ONLY

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 0 Responses
40% off Outlet ItemsToday (July 28), shop at Sears.ca and save an ADDITIONAL 40%!

To get this deal, just enter code 941 612 395 when you check out! Everything in the outlet is sale-priced and clearance-priced, so with an additional 40% off you can get some really good deals!

Click here to start shopping at Sears.ca!


Today Only! 24% Off for 24 Hours: GingerbreadMonkeys.com

Monday, July 27, 2009 0 Responses
GingerbreadMonkeys.com is having a one-day sale TODAY ONLY - get 24% off everything in their store, including sale items, you just need to enter a special code!

To get this deal, use code 424 at checkout! The code is valid until 11:59 PM EST.

There's lots of merchandise to choose from, buy for your baby or stock up for gifting! Here's a sampling of what's available.
Shipping starts at $5.95 for a $20 purchase, and FREE shipping for orders over $150.

Click here to start shopping at GingerbreadMonkeys.com!


Avon.ca Free Shipping on any order TODAY ONLY

Monday, July 27, 2009 0 Responses
Get FREE shipping on ANY order TODAY ONLY (July 27) with code 727FSD at Avon.ca!

Missed the free shipping on July 27? You can still get free shipping if you purchase $35 or more using coupon code AVON35!

Avon has a huge summer sale on, with up to 60% off - prices start from $0.79!

Did you know that Avon also sells gifts for kids, items for the home, and health and wellness products too? They have some pretty nifty products, too...

  • Do you know a hockey fan with a newborn? Check out this NHL Mesh Cover for infant carseats, on sale now for $19.99.
  • Keep those half-eaten bananas by baby fresh with this Chefables Nana Saver - only $3.99! With the free shipping today, that's a real deal!


theBabyMarketplace.com "I Am Patient" 15% Off Deal

Saturday, July 25, 2009 0 Responses
Get 15% off everything at theBabyMarketPlace.com using a special code! You just need to be a bit patient to receive your order, though - the reason for the sale is that the owner, a mom-operated business, is going on a little summer break.

The Baby Marketplace office and warehouse will be closed until August 4th. During this time the phones will be answered by voicemail. During this time, they ask that customers be a little patient with them and take advantage of their "I Am Patient" Sale.

  • Use coupon code: IAmPatient to save 15% off all products, excluding bumGenius, in our store until August 3rd, 2009.
  • Their fine print: one coupon per order; no rainchecks; no backdating of coupons; coupon not valid for e-certificates; offer excludes bumGenius products.
theBabyMarketPlace.com carries a large selection of quality products, including clothes, shoes, toys (infant to toddler sizes), diapers and accessories, bathing products, feeding products, and organic skin care products.

Additionally, they also have these special deals right now:
  • Baby Gift Registry - If you are expecting, create a Baby Gift Registry and earn Registry Rewards. They'll send you a gift card valued at $10 for every $100 purchased from your registry!
$9 flat rate shipping in Canada ($7 in the US).


Please Mum 15% Off Online Code, In-Store VIP $3 Deal (Today Only)

Saturday, July 25, 2009 0 Responses
PleaseMum.com is one company that sure does a lot of sales promotions! (So much so that I don't always blog about them, for fear my readers think I am spamming them, ha ha!)

I just blogged about their numerous promotions a couple of days ago, along with a code for 10% off $50 purchase. Now they have come out with a 15% off promo code for online purchases, and a special in-store sale too (requires coupon).
  • Get an extra 15% off online purchases of $75 or more with code EXTRA15WEB. Valid until August 9, 2009.
  • One-Day VIP Treasure Hunt for $3 Items on July 25. To get this deal, you have to bring in your VIP card (sign up for that in store) and print, colour and label this map of Canada - something to get your kid(s) to do! But if you don't have kids old enough to do this (like me) then I guess you're stuck colouring for deals yourself.
Shipping is currently FREE on all orders to Canada and the US! So you can shop online after the malls are closed, and enjoy the sun during the day, and not at the mall!

Click here to start shopping at PleaseMum.com! Happy shopping!


More Free Huggies Points

Friday, July 24, 2009 0 Responses
The Huggies Enjoy the Ride rewards program is a little bit different. First, you don't even need to purchase any Huggies products. And second, the rewards are all "entries" to the Huggies online contests and instant win games.

I'm not a big fan of this rewards program, since the "rewards" are not guaranteed, and I find the method of entering the points on their site annoying - there are three boxes where you enter the code, and then you have to type in one of those verification keys. Having said that, I am still collecting the free points when I can and entering their contests on occasion, and keeping the majority of my points and waiting to see if they come up with better rewards in the future.

Below are some free points codes that will give you a total of 9 points. You can get another 3 free points on the Enjoy the Ride Rewards site by watching their video (2 points) and taking their quicky poll (1 point).

If you've never heard of the program or only recently signed up, you can read more about it and get my list of 99 free Huggies points here.
  • BGRKP RDLZJ SQPGB (2 pts, expires 8/15/09)


Free Pampers Code (Expires July 26)

Friday, July 24, 2009 0 Responses
Here is a free 1-point Pampers Gifts to Grow code...


This code expires on July 26, so enter it to your account now at the
Pampers website! If you are new to this rewards program, here is my current list of free Pampers codes that are worth 10 points.

Never heard of Gifts to Grow? It's the rewards program from Pampers. Inside each package of Pampers product, such as diapers or wipes, there is a special code that you can enter on the Pampers website. The code will give you points that are accumulated towards rewards!

Currently there are not a lot of rewards to choose from - most are from Shutterfly, on online photo printing service (which I cannot find information on whether they even ship to Canada). Their available rewards are always changing - in the past they have had small toys that you can redeem the points for, I've redeemed a Melissa & Doug toy. So just hang onto your points and check back with the site on occasion to see what rewards are being offered.


Secret 1 Cent Sale and More Deals at Le Baby Shop

Friday, July 24, 2009 1 Response
Le Baby Shop's Secret Sale continues today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), with a new "1 Cent" item each day! Catch is, you have to find it...

Friday's Hint: "Start off smelling great!"
Saturday's Hint: "Ruffles and Dots"

Found the deal and want to buy more items? Use codeSAVE15CMD for an extra 15% off everything! The code is good until July 31, 2009!

More promotions from Le Baby Shop:

Shipping rates start at $7.99. Click here to start shopping the Daily Tea sale!

Le Baby Shop is a mompreneur-run retail store located in Pointe-Claire, QC (just outside of Montreal) that features funky, fun and eco-friendly baby and children's products for ages 0-5 years.


Our New Look Thanks to Freebies: Create Your Fabulous Free Blog

Thursday, July 23, 2009 0 Responses
Canada-Mom-Deals.com has a new look! A lot of hours and research went into the new design of the blog. Being able to highlight unique and relevant posts for readers was a key feature that I wanted to implement to make the site more easy to use - easier for readers to find the deals!

The site has several areas that readers can zoom in on to view posts that feature ongoing deals or articles...
  • A scroller at the top highlights posts across the screen.
  • A large Featured Posts section highlights deals by featured companies.
  • Below the Featured Posts are mini-posts that link to the Latest Posts, and also features current ongoing deals, with an indicator for the deal expiry.
  • Below the Featured Posts are the Latest Posts on Canada-Mom-Deals.
  • Each post features a one-click rating scale (located at the bottom of the post): if you think the post is a "Good Deal", you can rate it as Hot Hot Hot!, Worth a Look, or Not for Me. This is just for fun, but it will also give me an idea of what you, the reader, finds interesting.
Freebie Online Services Used
Canada-Mom-Deals.com would not be possible without a number of online technologies that are available for FREE. It's amazing what's available for free these days! Here are the online services that I have used for this blog (both the new and old versions - if you are a blogger, you may find these useful, too! The only thing that was not free for this site was the domain name purchase.

  • Blogger.com. Blogger is the main backbone of this blog, as that's where it's hosted. Thank you, Blogger, for your free service!
  • Falcon Hive. An independent blogger that converts WordPress themes (another free blog service) into Blogger templates, and makes them available for free. Falcon Hive created this lovely template that you see here (with many modifications by yours truly to create the Canada-Mom-Deals theme).
  • FeedBurner (Google FeedBurner). FeedBurner creates my feeds (automated lists of my posts) and automates the emails you receive (if you are a subscriber) from Canada-Mom-Deals.
  • Feed2JS.org. This is a free feedburning service I also use for Canada-Mom-Deals, for automating the mini-post of the "Latest Posts".
  • Drive Headquarters. This is a fantastic free service for free online file storage, FTP hosting, Client Server and Software, and more. I could not have implemented some of the new features of this site without this service. I found the service relatively easy to use, and services can be upgraded for a fee in the future should the need arise.
  • Smashing Magazine. A graphic designer's dream source for free professional icons and graphics. It's where I got my little Tweeter bird graphic.
  • Picapp.com Beta. Another graphic designer's dream: a source for free professional images.
  • BlogBulk.com. A great source for Blogger "how-to's". It's my favourite Blogger reference site as the articles are relevant to many features I wanted to implement, plus the articles are well written and easy to understand.
  • BTemplates.com. A source for Blogger templates. It's where I got the template for the previous design.
  • EmailMeForm.com. Get free forms here - if you need to create a contact form, for example.
  • Gimp. A free graphics manipulation program - like Photoshop, except you won't need to spend hundreds of dollars! A great program for my requirements. The only downside is I found the Help files limited (as with most free programs).
  • LinkBee.com. A free URL shortening service. I like this service mostly because I can customise the shortened links. For example, I can create a link called LinkBee.com/CMDFreeTech and have it link to this post, that way I can easily remember the link and send it to people on-the-fly. The service also has an optional revenue-earning feature, where they add an advertisement across the top of the linked page. I don't use this feature much, as it would take thousands of hits to earn anything anyway.
  • Lijit.com. This is the new search service I use for Canada-Mom-Deals. One great feature is that the search results can be integrated into the blog or any website. I used to use Google, and because of the blog setup I was unable to integrate the search results. Lijit also pulls search results from multiple social media sources that you indicate; for example, a search on my site will search Canada-Mom-Deals and my Twitter posts. This gives readers much more relevant search results.
  • Google. Google now owns FeedBurner, and I use Google Analytics, Adsense, GMail, and Documents. Does anyone not use Google for anything?
So there you have it - everything you need to create a fabulous, free blog. Do you have any favourite online services? What do you think of the new site design? I'd love to hear your comments!


Please Mum Back-to-School Pre-Release Sale, Free Shipping

Thursday, July 23, 2009 0 Responses
PleaseMum.com has their back-to-school line all ready for us moms! They are having an online pre-release sale!
  • Buy 2 tops, save $10
  • Buy 2 bottoms, save $10
But wait, they have many more deals...

Clearance Deals
Please Mum has so many deals on their site, it's hard to keep track! Here's the discounts available:
  • Buy 3 or more from the Clearance section, get an additional 15% off
  • Buy 5 or more from the Clearance section, get an additional 20% off
  • Buy one, get the second one at 50% off select items
  • Select summer styles on sale, stock up for next year!
  • Extra 10% off $50+ purchases! USE CODE: PMSAVING10 (Exp. July 31)
Best of all, shipping is currently FREE on all orders to Canada and the US! So you can shop online after the malls are closed, and enjoy the sun during the day, and not at the mall!

Click here to start shopping at PleaseMum.com! Happy shopping!


Narcissist Semi-Annual Sale - July 24-27

Thursday, July 23, 2009 0 Responses
Narcissist Design Co. in Vancouver contacted me with some very interesting information about their dresses: many of their modern dress designs are very popular for maternity and nursing moms!

Their most well-known dress design, named "Pamela", is a convertible and breast-feeding friendly dress for moms and moms-to-be. This multi-wear dress stretches an incredible amount and can be worn more than 10 different ways (see video), is easy to care for, travel-friendly and wrinkle-free. Narcissist says that they have customers and staff alike that have worn it throughout their pregnancies and still wear it today.

Semi-Annual Sale
The Vancouver Narcissist boutique is having a big sale this weekend, from July 24-27. Dresses will be on sale from as low as $29 and none will be over $99. The boutique is located at 3659 Main Street, at 21st Avenue.

Save an $10 off your purchase - all you have to do is bring a friend and you'll each save an extra $10! Be the 50th, 100th or 150th customer on any given sale day and you could pay nothing for your items at checkout!

Don't live in Vancouver? Their designs can be purchased online at www.Narcissist.com. Shipping starts at $6.

Narcissist designs are also available at locations across Canada. Watch for their Fall dresses online coming the first week of August!


1 Cent Secret Deal Item at Le Baby Shop

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 0 Responses
Le Baby Shop has a secret "1 Cent" item on sale! Catch is, you have to find it! They do provide a hint: "It will make quite a splash!"

Found the deal and want to buy more items? Use codeSAVE15CMD for an extra 15% off everything! The code is good until July 31, 2009!

More promotions from Le Baby Shop:

Shipping rates start at $7.99. Click here to start shopping the Daily Tea sale!

Le Baby Shop is a mompreneur-run retail store located in Pointe-Claire, QC (just outside of Montreal) that features funky, fun and eco-friendly baby and children's products for ages 0-5 years.


5 Free Swag Bucks for New Sign-Ups Only

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 0 Responses
What is Swag Bucks? If you read my Swag Bucks post from last week, you'll know that I think it's the easiest, most effortless online rewards program out there. In 30 days I earned enough reward "Bucks" to get a $5 Amazon.ca gift card! Read more about it here.

If you were meaning to sign up but hadn't yet, well now is definitely a good time to sign up because new sign ups can get 5 FREE Bucks with code NEWBIE! The code is only good until this Friday, July 24, 2009.

You should still get the standard 3 Swag Bucks for signing up - so you would start out at the gate with 8 Swag Bucks!

Sign up now! Here's my link: http://swagbucks.com/refer/Luluvan

If you are already a Swag Bucks user, please let us know your experiences, tips, and tricks!


Free Money: Get $25 With ING Direct Children's Savings Account

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 0 Responses

ING Bank of Canada (ING Direct) has introduced a Children's Savings Account. As an introductory special, if you open a Children's Savings Account with $100 or more by September 30, 2009, you get a $25 Bonus!

This freebie bonus is super quick and easy to get if you are already an ING Direct customer - I think it only took me 5 minutes to sign up. The whole thing is paperless - you just need your child's SIN and an ID document number (e.g. birth certificate number, passport number).

The child will get their own Client Number and PIN, just like grown ups. They can transfer funds into their own account, view their transaction history and manage their own money under your watchful eye. And best of all... they can see their money grow!

If you don't have an ING Direct account, it's easy to sign up online (please use my "Orange Code" 13809409S1 when you sign up, so that they know I refered you!), and then all you need to do is mail them a cheque from one of your other financial institutions to link up your ING account with it, so that you can easily transfer money to your new account.

Aside from the Children's Savings Account promotion, they currently have a great 3% interest rate on their Tax-Free Savings Accounts until October 1, 2009. If you want to see how this compares to other high interest Canadian banks, click here.
  • To learn more about the ING Direct Children's Savings Account, click here.
  • To learn more about opening an ING Direct Account, click here.


25% Off Baby Legs from Jamtots

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 0 Responses

Jamtots has a special on BabyLegs - leggings for babies! When you buy 2 or more pairs, get 25% off! There are currently over 90 styles currently in stock at Jamtots. The offer ends July 31, 2009.

They also have
free shipping on orders of $150 or more (to the US or Canada) in the month of July! Shipping starts at $7.95.

Jamtots is a great online store for buying cloth diapers, baby carrier slings, wooden toys, and more!

Click here for the BabyLegs sale.


Mabel's Labels - Ultimate Back-to-School Combo, Free Shipping

Monday, July 20, 2009 0 Responses
If your tot(s) is going into daycare or kindergarten (or older ones going back to school!) you'll quickly discover how easy it is for baby's clothes, shoes, bags, and lunch gear to get mixed up with all the other kids' stuff. Make it easier for the caretakers to help identify your tot's stuff with pre-printed labels from Mabel's Labels!

Mabel's Labels has made it even easier for Moms - they've put together an Ultimate Back-to-School Combo, which includes:

  • 50 Tag-Mates - Peel and stick to clothing care tags - no ironing or sewing required! Tag-Mates are designed to withstand washing, drying, and wear-and-tear. Use them on clothing, jackets and uniforms.
  • 40 Skinny-Minis - Perfect for school supplies, dishes, small toys and more.
  • 16 Shoe Labels - Extra tough and extra sticky. They will not rub off on socks or fall off when shoes get wet because of a protective overlay, designed to ensure durability. They fit nicely on the insole of shoes, boots, skates and other footwear.
  • 2 NEW Teeny Tags - A new offering from Mabel's Labels: clever metal tags designed to hang off backpacks, lunch bags, pencil cases and more.
  • All labels are dishwasher/microwave-safe and UV resistant. Clothing labels are laundry safe.
  • The name on the labels can be whatever you like to a maximum of 20 characters. Names are printed exactly as you type them.

All these labels - that's 98 personalised pieces - for $39! Works out to about 40 cents a label. And shipping is FREE in Canada, $3 to ship to the US.

Order the original and best back-to-school combo - it was designed by moms like YOU! This limited-time combo pack is available until September 25, 2009.


Agoo UV Protection Children's Wear - 20% Off Code

Monday, July 20, 2009 0 Responses
Ah, summer! Doesn't the sun feel great - oh, except for that now you can't stay out without first slathering on some sunscreen! I want my baby to be able to play outside as I did. But with ozone depletion and sun damage a real worry these days, choosing garments with UV protection is something to seriously consider.

UV rays can penetrate through light clothing - if you can see through the clothes, so can the UV rays. The tighter the weave, the better the sun protection. Read more about sun protection from the Canadian Cancer Society or the American Cancer Society.

Agoo Clothes for Active Kids can give your babies that extra protection. With a strong UV protected finish of UPF 50, no matter how many times you wash it or expose it to sunlight or saltwater, the protection is always there. Their entire clothing complete line has UV protection, for infants to kids size 14, so your kids to stay out and play a little longer.

Agoo clothing also supports energy and resource conservation by using 30% recycled polyester blends, and bamboo, which is considered an eco-friendly product due to it being a renewable resource which is biodegradable.

Stay out and play with Agoo - use code "agootots" at checkout to get a 20% discount!

Shipping is only $5, and purchases of $50 or more are shipped FREE in Canada and the US!


Extra 30% Off Sale items with Code: TheBabyMarketPlace.com

Friday, July 17, 2009 0 Responses
Another great sale! Get an EXTRA 30% off sale items at theBabyMarketPlace.com with code EXTRA30!

theBabyMarketPlace.com carries a large selection of quality products, including clothes, shoes, toys (infant to toddler sizes), diapers and accessories, bathing products, feeding products, and organic skin care products.

Additionally, they also have these special deals right now:
  • Baby Gift Registry - If you are expecting, create a Baby Gift Registry and earn Registry Rewards. They'll send you a gift card valued at $10 for every $100 purchased from your registry!
$9 flat rate shipping in Canada ($7 in the US).

Sale ends July 22!


Eco Bebe Boutique Clearance: Diapers, Carriers, Bottles, Lotions

Friday, July 17, 2009 0 Responses
Eco Bebe Boutique has a clearance sale on, with lots of cloth diaper deals to choose from: Drybees, Staccinator covers, Happy Heinies, Mother of Eden.

A Belle Baby Carrier in Organic Sand is on sale for $67.99 (reg. $114.95). I have this exact style carrier, it's comfortable and stylish! Also on sale are Nurture Baby Bottles, and baby lotions by Dimpleskins, and Happy Mama.

Shipping is a flat rate of $6.95 (CDN) per order for shipping to Canada and $7.95 for orders shipped to the US. Free shipping in Canada for orders of $150.00 (CDN) or more.

There are more items too... click here to check out the entire sale!


GingerbreadMonkeys 50-70% Off, Extra 10% with Code

Friday, July 17, 2009 0 Responses

GingerbreadMonkeys.com is having a summer sale, with 50-70% off items in their SALE section! One of the great deals in this clearance are all the Green to Grow bottles! You can pick up the 5oz bottle for $2.85 (reg. $9.50), the 10 oz bottle is $3.60 (reg. $12)!

Get an additional 10% off with code extra10!

Happy shopping!


$40 Free Groceries on 5th Order from Spud.ca (West Coast/Calgary)

Thursday, July 16, 2009 0 Responses
Us Moms are so busy! And we apparently spend over 90 minutes buying groceries each week* (I believe that's my average also!). You could save yourself some time (and having to prepare baby/kids for the big trip) by purchasing your groceries online. If you live on West Coast or Calgary, you can shop online for organic groceries at Spud.ca. Click here to read how the online order process works at Spud.ca.

They have a great $40 FREE groceries deal for July! Sign up with them this month, purchase 4 weekly deliveries of $40 or more, you'll get your fifth order for FREE (up to $40). Just enter SUMMER09 in the promo box during the sign up process.

You'll have to select "every week" for a "Fresh Harvest Box" order frequency - this is a selection of fresh produce that you make, which is saved to your account and reordered for you automatically each week. After 4 consecutive weekly deliveries (each of $40 or more) we'll add a $40 credit to your account which you can spend on your fifth order.

This offer expires July 31, 2009 so you must place your first order for delivery on or before Friday, July 31, 2009.

For more details, visit Spud.ca.

*According to Spud.ca


Evymama Nursing & Maternity Clearance Sale

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 0 Responses
Evymama is a nursing and maternity specialty boutique located in Toronto's Bloor West Village.

Very stylish tops, dresses, sleepwear, eveningwear, swimwear, lingerie, yoga and loungewear are waiting to be discovered here. Check out this hip knit maternity tube dress (never mind the shoes, I don't recommend any pregnant woman going out in those!) that you can probably wear after baby as well! It's on sale for $49.

They currently have a Nursing & Maternity Clearance Sale! You can save up to 60% on ALL maternity and nursing wear, including jeans. Up to 90% off clearance items!

Unfortunately, not all sale prices are not reflected on the website. Evymama tells me that web order prices will be adjusted after checkout (which I'm not exactly sure what that means, either). But you can call their store for further details at (416) 913-0546 and they will be happy to assist you. They're working on getting their sale prices online.

They also have a second promotion on: Buy a fabulous Hotmilk bra and panty set at Evymama, and receive a free pair of "Milkman" boxer briefs, while supplies last.

They carry some really gorgeous nursing lingerie. They are a splurge, but it would have been nice to have some pretty lingerie back in my early nursing days.


Growing Growing Gone Kid's Clothing 40-70% Off Everything

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 0 Responses
Brand name kids' clothing e-tailer Growing Growing Gone is having their Summer Clearance Sale! Their entire inventory is discounted from 40-70% off!

This Canadian online store sells new discounted brand name clothing in sizes infant to teen. Brand names you can expect to find include The Children's Place, GAP, MEXX, OshKosh, Carter's, Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, and more!

You can get onesies or shorts starting from less that $4, or two-piece sets like the tank top and shorts shown for $3 !!

At these prices, buy lots of outfits - then you'll be able to offset the cost of shipping. Of course, I always say that you are saving on gas and any parking fees, anyway!

Shipping is flat $13 fee to anywhere in Canada, $20 to anywhere in the continental US and free local pickup is available in the Whitby, Ontario area.

Click here to start shopping!


Get Free Stuff for your usual Online Searches: Swag Bucks

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 0 Responses
Is doing online searches something you do often, if not daily? Did you know that you can be earning freebies by doing that? At minimum, you'll likely earn $60 a year in merchandise! Keep reading to learn how!

Search & Win

By joining Swag Bucks, you can earn "Swag Buck dollars" which can be redeemed for merchandise, gift cards, and more, just by doing something that you already do probably every day - doing online searches.

Still not sure how that works? Here's a basic outline:
  • You sign up for Swag Bucks at Swagbucks.com.
  • Make the Swag Bucks Search page your default search page; or, you can download a Toolbar Plugin (works for Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Opera).
  • Whenever you search for something online, you use the Swag Bucks search page to type in your search.
  • As you do online searches through the day, you'll see messages from Swag Bucks informing you that you've earned Swag Bucks.

What can you redeem Swag Bucks for?

  • The Amazon.ca $5 e-gift certificate for 45 Swag Bucks is the most popular with Canadians (this is, of course, a US site with many US retailer certificates that Canadians cannot use).
  • A Starbucks $10 Gift Card will cost you 130 Swag Bucks.
  • A PayPal $5 Cash deposit into your PayPal account costs 190 Swagbucks (although it's currently "on sale" for 70 Swag Bucks).
  • For 1 to 50 Swag Bucks you can get trading cards, stickers, MP3 downloads, keychains, comics, and entries into sweepstakes. (Note, they have iTune downloads, but unfortunately it's not available for Canada).
  • Prize categories include Airline Miles, For the Kids, Apparel and Accessories, Electronics, and a whole lot more!

More ways to earn Swagbucks dollars

  • You can earn FREE Swag Buck dollars with "Swag Codes". Swag Codes can appear on Swagbucks.com, any Swag Bucks powered Search&Win Site, the Official Swag Bucks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages; the Swag Bucks Blog and newsletter; any affiliated partner site.
  • You can earn FREE Swag Buck dollars by referring a friend. When you refer a friend and they sign up with the link you send them within 48 hours, you are awarded matching Swag Bucks for the Bucks they win while searching, up to a total of 100 Swag Bucks.
  • You can earn FREE Swag Buck dollars by promoting Swag Bucks on your website, social profile, blog, or email signature. They have all sorts of links, banners and widgets to have you help promote them, which helps you earn more Bucks!
  • You can also earn FREE Swag Buck dollars with their "Go Green" program, where you send in your old cell phones, MP3 players, and video games and consoles for recycling. However, I have no idea if this works for Canadians, as I've not tried it out. If it works, it looks like you can score double-digit Bucks with this.

Earn $60 a year, no extra effort!

I joined up with Swag Bucks about one month ago, and in that time I've earned 45 Swag Bucks (enough for that $5 Amazon.ca certificate) with no effort at all, I didn't go hunting for any Swag Codes or referred any friends even. So with basically no extra effort, if I continue using Swag Buck for my searches, I'll earn $60 in one year! (That's one $5 Amazon.ca certificate per month, multiplied by 12 months = $60)

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now - and please use my link to help me earn Swag Bucks, too! It costs you nothing extra to sign up through my link: http://swagbucks.com/refer/Luluvan.

A couple more notes for you when you sign up:
  • You'll receive 3 Swag Bucks when you sign up.
  • When choosing a Swag Bucks user name, try to make one that's easy to remember so that your referral link is easy to use. My user name is Luluvan - simple.
  • Once you are signed up, start the earning process right away by setting the Swag Bucks search page as your default search page by making it your home page. Or, set up one of their toolbars, which is what I do. I use multiple browsers and multiple computers, and I have it set up on every one of those browsers on the different computers. By the way, the Swag Bucks search uses Google and Ask Jeeves as the search engine. I've found that the quality of the search results have not suffered (I previously used Google). You won't earn any Bucks on your first search, it takes about 3-5 searchs for it to earn the first few Bucks.
Sign up now! Here's my link: http://swagbucks.com/refer/Luluvan

If you are already a Swag Bucks user, please let us know your experiences, tips, and tricks!



Bebebums Super Summer Sale: $13 Cloth Diapers

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 0 Responses
BebeBums.com is having a "Super Summer" clearance sale on their cloth diapers: $13 a diaper! Regular price of their diapers is $18.

BebeBums diapers are one-size pocket diapers, made to fit babies from 8-30 lbs. BebeBums is a Canadian company based in Victoria, BC. Shipping starts at $10 for up to three diapers.

The sale is on from July 15-20, 2009.


And the winner to my AllModern.com giveaway is...

Monday, July 13, 2009 2 Responses

Congratulations to Emily, the winner of my AllModern.com giveaway contest! Emily is lucky number 13, which is the random number that was drawn through Random.org. Emily blogs about giveaways and her personal life at http://emilyisland.blogspot.com.

For her prize, Emily picked the Olli Olbot - Changing Mat Bear in Pink or Blue: Super cute! The adorable bear face serves as a pillow. Leak proof and folds easily to fit into your diaper bag. Flip the mat over and use it as a super cuddly soft play mat.

Thanks to all the readers that entered my giveaway contest!

Thanks so much to my giveaway sponsor, AllModern.com. Find hundreds of quality name baby and Mom furniture, bedding, baby gear, strollers, toys, and a fantastic selection of modern furniture, home accessories, lighting and more from brands like DwellStudio, Stokke, Knoll, Blu Dot!) Currently you can get up to 50% off select items, and FREE shipping off orders of US$69 or more!

Congratulations Emily!


Febreze Coupons from Save.ca

Monday, July 13, 2009 0 Responses
All moms have to deal with odours. Everytime I have a party, I try to make sure it smells nice in the house - no stinky diaper smells!

I recently tried out the Febreze products - the NOTICEables, Air Effects, and the Candles, as a promotional pack from Febreze.

Air fresheners sure have come a long way. I ended up quite liking the NOTICEables product. It's a plug-in warmer with two changeable chambers filled with scented oils. The warmer alternates the scent that it uses - so you know how with air fresheners, it seems that the scent is not noticeable after a while, because your nose gets used to smelling the scent and it no longer really registers in your brain. With NOTICEables, I always smelled it. Hence the name NOTICEables, I suppose! What I liked:
  • Alternating complementary scents.
  • Scent intensity control (high or low). On the low setting, the product is supposed to work for 30 days. And it did! The scent strength also remains the same throughout the 30 days.
  • Plug rotates to fit the outlet.
Of the three products, I liked the NOTICEables best. The Febreze Candles works well enough, comes in a nice glass holder and is great for evening; it last 30 hours. The Air Effects I was least impressed with - while the scents were nice, and the odour did seem eliminated, the scent is basically gone within minutes. But then, that seems to be with the case for any spray air freshener I've tried. The Air Effects is supposed to be CFC-free (chemicals that can deplete the ozone). Febreze also has a new Night Light product that combines a night light with scent, which I haven't tried but it's a neat idea.

If you want to try these products out or have already been using them, Save.ca has some coupons for Febreze products through a special link. The coupons are for Buy 2, get $3 off, or Buy 1, get $1.00 off.

Click here to get these coupons, as well as coupons for other products including Always, Tampax, and Orajel Children's Toothpaste.

More information about the Febreze products can be found at Febreze.ca.


Bical Grippers BOGO Weekend Sale: TheBabyMarketPlace.com

Friday, July 10, 2009 0 Responses
TheBabyMarketPlace.com is having a BOGO (buy one, get one free) sale on Bical Grippers this weekend! To get this deal, use code BOGO-BICAL at checkout!

Bicals are shoes for toddlers that combine the comfort of a sock with the support of a shoe. It has a non-slip rubber sole, and baby can wear these without socks - less fuss for you both!

Click here to shop this sale!


Last Day: Enter my giveaway! Win an eco-friendly product for Baby or Mom

Friday, July 10, 2009 0 Responses
Have you entered my my giveaway? I personally picked the items below for the giveaway. I hope you like my choices - they are all items that I would love to have for my child.

Sponsored by AllModern.com, you can win one of the following:

  1. bObles - Tumbling Fish in Turquoise
  2. P'kolino - Silly Soft Pipa Seat
  3. Sevi - Xylophone
  4. Olli Olbot - Changing Mat Bear in Pink or Blue
  5. Fleurville - Beach Bag in White / Pink Ogo
Click here to see the entire post and on how to enter the giveaway, and how you can easily submit multiple entries! Contest closes tonight (July 10) at midnight, Pacific time! Open to Canadian and US residents. Good luck everyone!

AllModern.com offers hundreds of quality name baby and Mom furniture, bedding, baby gear, strollers, toys, and more. (They also off a fantastic selection of modern furniture, home accessories, lighting and more from brands like DwellStudio, Stokke, Knoll, Blu Dot!) Currently you can get up to 50% off select items, and FREE shipping off orders of US$69 or more!


Cloth Diapering Mommies Petition for Tax Break

Friday, July 10, 2009 0 Responses
Are you a cloth diapering mama? Wouldn't it be great if, as an environmentally-conscious cloth diapering member of society, the government would recognize our contribution on protecting the environment, and give us a tax break for doing that?

Stephanie Nash thought so. Owner of For Baby With Love, an online baby boutique specializing in cloth diapers, Stephanie has started an online petition to give families a tax break for using cloth diapers.

3000-5000 diapers are used in the first two years of a baby's life - that's a lot of diapers going into our landfills, not to mention the untreated waste in the diapers contaminating our mother earth.

So if you've already made the decision to cloth diaper, good for you! If not, here is a list of reasons from For Baby With Love on why you might want to use cloth diapers.

I personally do use cloth diapers. I also supplement with disposables as required. I figure, I will do what I can, and if cloth diapering 75% of the time is what I can do, that's 75% less of my baby's diapers going into the landfill. A note for fashionable mommies - cloth diapers look very cute on baby's bum!

If you think you want to try cloth diapering but don't know where to start, here's an article on getting started with cloth diapers. If you live in the Toronto area, For Baby With Love also holds workshops on cloth diapering. In Vancouver, you can attend workshops by New & Green Baby Company.

Click here to go to the online petition. Sign the petition to show your support - dads, grandparents, friends, anyone can sign to support the petition!

More cloth diapering links...


Dimpleskins Naturals: Free Shipping with $40 Purchase

Friday, July 10, 2009 0 Responses
Dimpleskins Naturals baby products

“Never a chemical. Never a worry.” is the Dimpleskins Naturals promise. Their BUM BUM BALM for diaper rash ($12) is a PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) award winner. It's 100% natural, it is fragrance, mineral oil, and zinc oxide-free! BUM BUM BALM is a must-try for the eco-conscious Mom.

You can purchase Dimpleskins Naturals products such as the Bum Bum Balm at many major retailers across Canada, but they also have their own online store!

From their online store you can buy products such as BOO BOO GOO for cuts and scrapes, CRADLE ME scalp rub, or a Baby Bundle Gift Set that has trial sizes of Sweet Cheeks, Bum Bum Balm, Cradle Me, and a full size tube of Kiss Me Baby Lip Balm (great baby shower gift!). You can also purchase natural and organic accessories, such as Natursutten natural rubber pacifiers.

The store currently has a free shipping special, just use code FREESHIP with a $40 purchase! This special is only on for a limited time (no date mentioned). Click here to start shopping at Dimpleskins Naturals!


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