Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Entertaining Within Budget

I grew up flipping through all of the flyers with my mom on Saturday mornings; she's the one who taught me how to budget and look for bargains. Although this was back in 1989, I still love finding the best deals!


Flipp, a free app on your mobile devices, is a digital flyer program that allows you to search local stores for the best deals and clip items to your grocery list. You can also search a particular item and find where it is on sale.  I often check out Costco's flyer for the deals of the week!


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On Sunday we hosted a party with many little kids and decorated sugar cookies; I searched butter, sugar, and milk beforehand to find where they were on sale.  The one downside is that regular prices don't appear when you search an item, just sale ones, so it's hard to compare between stores.


We also needed some savoury appetizers for all our adult friends and I could have made some but, well, four kids.  I've been craving meatballs so I just searched it and there they were on sale at Independent Grocer.


How do YOU shop and save for holiday entertaining?

In order to help you with your holiday budget, I'm giving away a $50 Visa card from Flipp along with a blue Flipp tote! Just enter the Rafflecopter below. {Canadians Only}


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Love, 
Louise

46 comments:

  1. Melanie Barclay7:37 AM

    I love using the Flipp app!! Saves me lots of $$

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  2. I love the Flipp app. I use it all the time, it's so easy to find out where things are on sale. Also, we don't get all the flyers at home so it is easy to look them up on Flipp.

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  3. Anonymous7:40 AM

    What a wonderful idea!!! I always love checking the flyers when they arrive on Wednesday's to see where I can get the best deal, but often find I'm looking at online
    flyers as well once we've tossed the flyers into the recycling. Great app idea ,
    Nut

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  4. I'll have to check this out! I too enjoy a good bargain....

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  5. I've never heard of this! this could be a game changer! i usually just stick to my typical store (superstore) unless i know for sure it's cheaper at walmart or somewhere else. this is great!

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  6. I love checking flyers, price matching, using coupons and watching for sales

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  7. Anonymous8:26 AM

    i use the flyers a lot. i hate paying full price!!
    angelapsept@hotmail.com

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  8. I love to use flipp to find the best deals!! Comparing prices.

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  9. Lindsay Moffat9:12 AM

    I LOVE FLIPP !! I definitely use it every week. I stocked up on a bunch of christmas goodies things earlier this month when they were on sale like butter, and i found a bunch of mozza 50% off that I shredded and put in the freezer for my christmas lasagnas. score !

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  10. I peruse flyers and when I see items on sale I buy and stock up.

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  11. I love flipp!!! I just wish there was another app to compare regular prices!!!

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  12. Denise N9:48 AM

    I always look thru flyers and make note of the sale prices of items I need. Then I price match at superstore so I'm not running around to different stores for on sale items.

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  13. Lyndene10:33 AM

    So I need to check Flipp out! Since having multiple kids I've really slacked on deal finding and stick to basics and Costco! I make almost everything from scratch, so that helps. I'm thinking being more budget conscious should be a goal for the new year 😃

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  14. I'm still old school, with Flyers, and stocking up when things are great prices. I'm also slowly making more and more at home.

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  15. I use flip every week and compare and price match for all my holiday needs ! I love Flipp :)

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  16. I should totally give this a try :)

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  17. I stock up when I find items on sale and use coupons to help save money. Love Flipp! (Judy Cowan)

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  18. I'm horrible at budgeting. I know what's too expensive to buy but don't price compare to find the cheapest items. I only have 2 grocery stores locally and not too keen on driving all around to find the best price.

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  19. Elissa Buikema12:50 PM

    I might have to try the Flipp app. Thanks for the tips!

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  20. I plan way ahead, even before any certain event. I do use the flyers, so this would be great!

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  21. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Bailey dexter I use the Flipp app to save money from coupons to price matching!

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  22. I collect whatever coupons i can find that i will actually use as well as look over flyers and search the net

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  23. One of the ways that I love saving is by looking online for coupons and coupon codes for an online purchase. It's amazing how many coupons are available online that can save big $ by just a simple search.

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  24. Coupons, Flipp and bulk buying :)
    And Checkout 51.

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  25. I like to use Flipp and coupons as well. I also think about what events I have coming up to shop and save early.

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  26. I price match and use coupons. I also stick to a budget

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  27. If I know what's coming up I will shop early when the items are on sale. I do a meal plan to figure out what I need and what I already have on hand so that I don't overbuy items. But I like to price match and figure out how much food I'm getting for that price because sometimes just because it's on sale doesn't make it the best bang for my buck!

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  28. Kim G.4:22 PM

    I use the Flipp app and make a list. I also try to buy things when they're on sale.

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  29. I clip coupons, save my points for an expensive occasion and use checkout51.

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  30. I earn cash back with ebates

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  31. We save points to cash in for entertainment.

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  32. I use points a lot, and coupons, and flyers :)

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  33. I do a lot of price matching. I also use the PC plus program & save up my points for when I'm laid off every summer.

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  34. I watch the flyers and try to get as much on sale or price match sales.

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  35. i always price match and i use Flipp to help me find the lowest prices

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  36. We used to be really into looking at flyers and trying to find the best deals but then kids happened and going to store, to store, to store became way to difficult!
    We do use groupon at times for entertainment and get GC's from Costco.
    We are determined to get on a budget this coming year!!

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  37. Fun! I've heard eBates is good too.

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  38. I use the Flipp app frequently and also price match and use coupons!

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  39. I have made a budget and use only cash. I also use Flipp to price match at a large chain store in town and I have a LOT of money that way! (Suzi)

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  40. I use a lot of coupons, discount codes... price matching and buying bulk helps a lot.

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  41. keep an eye for sales and price match

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  42. To save money I am always checking flyers, price matching, using coupons and signing up for special notices

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  43. I use the Flipp app and price match!

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  44. Anonymous6:16 PM

    my wife is very good with comparing flyers and price matching so she keeps us in check
    shaneps@hotmail.com

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  45. I buy baking supplies early, so I can take advantage of any store sales. I love using coupons as well.

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  46. I collect and use coupons and price match when possible.

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