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Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts

Five Ways to Get a Wardrobe on a Budget from buy/sell groups online

Let me start off my stating that I'm not employed by any social media platform like Facebook BUT if there is a deal online.. be sure that I'll find it! *TWO SNAPS*

The rise of Facebook groups.

Did you know that your next outfit might be on facebook? Hear me out! 
Have you ever checked out the Marketplace or a FB clothing group? 

Check out Giant Tiger!

Did you know that Giant Tiger is one of the very few Canadian family discount stores out there? 
I was introduced to brand around 5 years ago. One thing to know about Giant Tiger is that they have REALLY affordable prices and an amazing return policy.
Canadian owned and operated since the first Giant Tiger store opened in 1961 in Ottawa’s historic ByWard Market, today the privately held company has more than 200 stores in 8 provinces.
Now that I'm a new home owner, I had the opportunity (giftcard) to check out what they have and I was appalled by the reasonable prices.

The first thing on my list was a mat for our garage. 
I found some trendy prints for $2.50.

I need some basic maxi dresses for my honeymoon and checked out these cute prints for under $8.00.
That's under $10.00 with tax.

Of course I needed to get a cute makeup bag to carry my makeup for my Honeymoon.
It's black zippered and roomy. I believe it cost me $5.00.
Plus I got two 4x4 piece cup-plate-bowl-saucer sets for $16.00 each.
Which is very comparable to the department store brand that I was going to get for $100.

You could never tell the difference.
Once I realized that I got another box!

Once of my favourite parts of Giant Tiger is the food section!
Brand name selections not brand name prices.
This is just a small portion of their refrigerated selection.
They also have frozen food, fruits/vegetables and packaged goods.

I should also add that Giant Tiger has their own line called Giant Value.
Products at a lower price point plus they come with a money back guarantee:

"If you are not completely satisfied with one of our Giant Value™products simply return the product with your receipt of purchase for a complete refund."

If you have a Giant Tiger in your area I'd suggest you check them out!
I got a lot of stuff within budget. I know I spoke about the Giant Value policy but overall it's a one stop shop.

Toronto Premium Outlets opens August 1

The Grand Opening Celebration for Toronto Premium Outlets’ ™ is next week!
During the opening weekend, shoppers will enjoy four days (August 1 to 4) of live entertainment, in-store promotions and the chance to enter to win more than 125 prizes worth upwards of $25,000. Prizes include an Ultimate Getaway Weekend at Trump Hotel and Tower Toronto, a Spa Getaway from Rosewater Spa of Oakville or Burlington and even a Toronto Blue Jays autographed baseball. 
Individual outlet stores are offering many in-store specials during the grand opening weekend. Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store will give away a $1,500 shopping spree. Mountain Warehouse will offer free gifts to the first 200 customers and Hudson’s Bay Outlet will offer 25% off your entire purchase. Those specials represent a small cross section of opening weekend deals with many stores offering deep discounts beyond the savings of 25%-65% shoppers can expect every day.
The Grand Opening ceremony, scheduled for 9am on August 1, will feature a ribbon cutting and welcoming remarks by the President of Simon’s Premium Outlets division, John R. Klein, as well as local dignitaries and community leaders. A classic rock band as well as a group of culturally-diverse entertainers will perform throughout the weekend as the celebration continues.
Did you know Toronto Premium Outlets™ will feature 85 outlet stores! 
Which includes many top American, British and Canadian brands. Totally worth the drive!

Toronto Premium Outlets™, with easy access off Highway 401 at the Trafalgar Road interchange in Halton Hills, is conveniently located near Lester B Pearson, downtown Toronto and key areas in Southern Ontario.

Payless ShoeSource Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Preview

I had the opportunity to attend the Payless ShoeSource Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Preview. I've been a fan of Payless for their affordable shoes and various collaborations. 

Warning ladies.. This is shoe heaven!

Every style that will suit your lifestyle.


Lela Rose for Payless
Loved the color scheme & detailing.

Christian Siriano & Isabel Toledo for Payless
Isabel's line is on the left side. Color scheme is (Black & White) with weaving.
Christian's line is on the right has a very exotic look.
Christian Siriano for Payless

 American Eagle, Montego Bay plus Zoe & Zac.
This was my favorite table.
Everything was fun and super cute!
Montego Bay on the left.
Doesn't it make you want to actually go to Montego Bay!!
Zoe & Zac on the right.
Did you know that their a eco-friendly line?
American Eagle from Payless had a very nautical feel.
Hope you enjoyed :)
Visit Payless on-line or in store.

Shoppers Can Join Payless and Help Create a Future Without Breast Cancer

This October, Payless will inspire shoppers to show their support for breast cancer awareness with this year’s must-have accessory item – the 2010 Payless Breast Cancer Awareness charm bracelet benefitting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the country’s leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. The nation’s largest specialty footwear retailer is proud to once again offer its Embrace the Cause bracelet in all its stores beginning Oct. 1 for just $3 – an accessible price that enables more people to get involved and has raised more than $3.6 million internationally since 2004 for the cause.

Payless will contribute 100 per cent of the net profits of bracelet sales to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, helping to support breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Over the past seven years, the Payless Embrace the Cause program has raised more than $3.6 million in total for the breast cancer cause.

The limited-edition charm bracelet features three elastic pink bands embellished with several “floating” silver-toned balls, linked together by a dangling breast cancer awareness ribbon charm. To buy the bracelet, consumers can visit all Payless stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico beginning Oct. 1. This is a limited-edition item available while supplies last.

Beginning last week, Payless also began offering the "Sierra" all-pink sweater slipper in select stores in the U.S. and Canada. The Sierra is a scuff-style slipper, co-branded Airwalk and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and features a plush and cozy pink faux fur lining with a cable knit upper also trimmed in faux fur. The slipper is offered in women's and girls' sizing and both retail for $27.99. Payless will contribute $2.80 per pair sold to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

According to 2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics, one in nine Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer during their lifetime (if they live to age 90). This year, an estimated 23,200 women and 180 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 5,300 women and 50 men will die of it. For more information on breast cancer in Canada, how to reduce your risk, or to make a donation to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, visit