Sensodyne Toothpaste Review and Giveaway!

Lately I have been experiencing sensitive teeth. Just on small things like sitting down to my morning coffee or having cold water. I know some of this is due to the fact that I grind my teeth at night and clench in the day from stress.

Did you know that about 44% of adults suffer from tooth sensitivity?  It’s not a disease, but a condition that usually develops over time.  Most suffers are between 20 and 50 years old, but that span is growing.

I was very surprised by that number and started asking around to my friends, family and co-workers and sure enough it was a big response to sensitive teeth.

SENSODYNE is The #1 Recommended brand for sensitive teeth by Dental Professionals and it also won Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand for 2011.

When you brush with Sensodyne every day, you don’t have to compromise your favourite toothpaste benefits like cavity protection and fresh breath.  Sensodyne provides clinically proven sensitivity relief while it also:

-       Fights tartar*
-       Prevents cavities
-       Removes plaque with brushing
-       Helps keep gums clean with brushing
-       Freshens breath

*with regular brushing

I tried out the Sensodyne multi action whitening forming gel tooth paste and boy did it form up! This is a great tasting tooth paste that you only need a little bit on your brush. Dh and I found out the first time we tried it as we put the regular amount and it was too much. The forming gel did leave my teeth whiter and smelling fresh for sure. I have noticed a difference in a week and will continue to use Sensodyne.

As part of Sensodyne's Prevent the Pain from Returning Again campaign, Sensodyne is providing a couple of great offers for people to try out there products and see for yourself. 

Visit – from May 27 to June 16, and sign-up for a free sample of Sensodyne Toothpaste that will be mailed to them.

If you are a Shoppers Drug Mart customer who enjoys collecting Optimun points (who doesn't? if not check out this great points card to earn rewards.) – from June 4 to June 10th and June 18 to June 24th, you will get 10X the Optimum points when you spend $10 on Sensodyne products.

Also one last way to save and I am sure you will love this! has a $1.00 off coupon for any Sensodyne product!

Win it! Do you have sensitive teeth or someone in your family? Here is a great opportunity to try out a couple different types of Sensodyne's tooth paste. 

One lucky Canadian Coupon Mom reader will win a Sensodyne product pack which includes a line-up of SENSODYNE toothpastes and toothbrushes just like the pack I got to review!

Mandatory Entry: What foods do you look forward to enjoying again? Please leave this in a separate comment along with your email to be able to be contacted. Thanks! This giveaway will end June 13th,2011 at 11pm EST and is open to Canada only.

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~*Disclosure – I am participating in the SENSODYNE program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline.  I received a SENSODYNE product pack and a gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.*~

Free Subway Breakfast May 31st 2011!!

Participating Subway's in Canada are offering a FREE Breakfast Day on May 31, 2011 between 7am–10am! Receive a free ham & cheese egg muffin melt and a 12 oz. coffee!

I think I may try and head there with miss A after dropping P off at the bus. A will forgo the coffee though!


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Home Bakery Bundle Giveaway on

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr. Oetker. All opinions are 100% mine.

How great would it be to win a home bakery bundle worth $500?!? Here is a great giveaway open to Canadian residents only for a Home bakery bundle worth $500.

You can win 1 of 5 $500 Home Bakery Bundle Giveaway!

The contest runs from May 4, 2011 to June 13, 2011.

Each prize pack is valued at $500.00 and includes:

- 8 Coupons for two of each of the new Dr. Oetker Panebello pizza varieties:
- Vegetables and GoatsCheese
- CountryPepperoni
- ClassicCanadian
- Bruschetta

- 1 Breville Toaster Oven
- 1 Pair of Dr. Oetker Oven Mitts
- 1 Dr. Oetker Pizza Cutter
- 1 Williams-Sonoma Pizza Peel

Have you Dr. Oetker Panebello Bakery Crust Pizza? This is a line of frozen pizza that is made with a variety of high-quality ingredients.  It’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This makes the crust resemble that of freshly baked bread from an artisan bakery.

Available in four different varieties: Country Pepperoni, Classic Canadian, Vegetables and Goats Cheese and Bruschetta. Panebello Bakery Crust Pizza is available at all major grocery retailers across Canada.

Suggested retail price is $5.99 to $6.49.

I love that you will receive everything you will need besides drinks and dinners plates for making some great pizza including a Williams-Sonoma Pizza Peel! Enter now before June 13th,2011. You can also enter daily so don't forget to bookmark this great giveaway.

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Project Grocery Week 10-May 21-27,2011

This week I started off with only $68.62 as I over spent last week. I actually started off with $68 as I have a little jar on my kitchen counter where I ditch my nickles and dimes, and another jar for pennies. When they get full I roll all the change. It's been an extra way of saving.
Shopper's Drug mart: $25.13 this is a 3 trip total for the week but don't worry I do not drive as we live only a few minute walk away. This week Shopper's had Sunlight dish soap on for .99 cents! I picked up 5. I also got a good deal on St. Ives facial products as I had 3/$1.00 off coupons which made each product $1.99.

Food Basics: $20.25. This weeks great buy Tropicana orange juice 3/$5 and I had 3 coupons of a $1.00 off Heart Wise OJ, my juice cost .66 cents each!
Independent: $0.00 this week all I got there was a Frozen yogurt

Post Office: .67 cents for a Canadian Stamps

Giant Tiger: $11.94 Cheese slices and trail mix. Cheese Slices were dirt cheap at $1.87 so I stocked up. I used my own bag and got a .03 cent credit.

McDonald's: $1.05 a nice large Caramel Iced coffee

$2 - P for school trip to feed the animals

Total: $61.04
Coupon total: $11.99 not bad since I really didn't buy much this week.

Chuggington Interactive Railway‏ Giveaway!

Just recently I posted a review of the new Chuggington Interactive Railway. If you haven't read it please do check it out. The kids love their new Railway set!

I have the opportunity to offer up the Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set that my kids love so much from the Learning Curve to one lucky Canadian Coupon Mom reader!

Just a bit about the new Chuggington line that came out from The Learning Curve. The wonderful line is being offered exclusively at Toys "R" Us.

The Chuggington Interactive Railway features a number of key product innovations that bring train play to life like never before. Featuring SmartTalk™ technology, Chuggington Interactive Railway engines recognize and interact with one another and with key buildings and tunnels in the collection, creating a truly unique play experience. The more engines, buildings and tunnels that are added, the more interactive the world becomes! Fans will delight when the engines actually recognize and respond to other Chuggington Interactive engines, buildings and tunnels!

Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set
Brewster is a strong and solid diesel-electric train built for heavy loads. He doesn't always understand his own strength, which can make him a bit awkward and clumsy. Take him through the Chug Wash and hear him react as to the different wash cycles. Then, head over to the Fuel Depot where he can fill up. This set also includes an overhead signal and figure 8 layout.  
Ages 3 and up. SRP: $39.99. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us.

Win It: One lucky Canadian Coupon Mom will win their very own Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set. Please follow the mandatory entry first and then the extra entries. 
Mandatory Entry: Visit The Learning Curve website and come back and tell me what other toy you would be interested in, please include a way to be contacted either email or twitter. This giveaway will end June 9th,2011 at 11pm EST and is open to Canada and US.
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~*Disclaimer: This giveaway in is being sponsored on behalf of The Learning Curve, I received the above product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Send Us to Bliss!

    Have you checked out the tab above marked Send Us to Bliss? If not here is a little run down about it.

    Canadian Coupon Mom has teamed up with A Motherhood Experience and we are heading to this great Women's conference for blogger's. This year it will be held in Toronto and we have already booked our hotel and bought our tickets. Let me tell you though that was a very exciting day as there are only 300 women going to this event.They sold out in 90 minutes! 300 hundred tickets and Alyssa and I got two.

    Alyssa and I are looking for great sponsors to promote that would love to sponsor us as a team to attend this great event. If you are looking to get your products out there and noticed, especially by a lot of mother's and Canadian Mom's to boot, please contact me at jennifer at canadiancouponmom dot ca and ask for our sponsorship kit which includes all the details of our levels and what you will get for your sponsorship.

    If you are a Fan of Canadian Coupon Mom or A Motherhood Experience we don't want to leave you out either. Both blogs have a donation button on our "Send us to Bliss!" page. Anything will help us get to our goal and we really appreciated it! I have also teamed up with a few affiliate programs and all the money made from these will go to our Project Blissdom '11 fund. Keep a look out for some great deals coming up.

    Are you a blogger and would like to have your button or a text link on Canadian Coupon Mom? If you would like to advertise your blog on Canadian Coupon Mom please send me an email and I will send you our Blogger Sponsorship Kit.

    Thanks for all your help and continued support for Canadian Coupon Mom blog!!

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Canadian Coupon Mom and A Motherhood Experience have teamed up for Project Blissdom '11 in hopes of having a fabulous sponsor or sponsors help us get to Blissdom Canada ’11 in Toronto, Ontario this fall by full or partial sponsorship in exchange for promoting. All Donations go toward our team trip from Ottawa/Smiths Falls to Toronto.*~

    Making My Coupon Binder

    The best way to save money using coupons is to be organized. Also helps if you remember your coupons, not that I ever forgot, no never, hehe. I have done that a lot in the beginning but I am getting better.

    To get the best savings you need to flyer shop and combine your coupons. I usually sit down each week with the flyers and my coupons and make my grocery list.

    For the last couple years I have been using an mini accordion folder for my coupons. It is actually a coupon folder and was labelled and all but made it is made out of cardboard. Slowly it is falling apart. I did like that it was small enough for my big purse and I usually always had it on me.

    I have decided to move up to a binder. I started to put it together on Monday. I picked up the trading card holders and some dividers that were on sale and then marked another 50% off for the dividers at Staples.

    Here is what it looks like so far:

    I figure I will make a table of contents to go with my tab numbers on the dividers, then I will have a page in each section with the Months and each coupon I have? Or maybe I will just list each coupon as I put them in and their date of expiry.

    Do you have a coupon binder? How do you set yours up? I would love to hear all about how you store your coupons.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    {Over}Coupon Deal on Flirty Aprons
    Just a quick post to let you know about a great coupon offer through Flirty Aprons.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own. This post does contain an affiliate link for Flirty Aprons.*~

    Project Grocery Week 9 ~ May 14-20th,2011

    This week was the first week in a while that I went over budget. Oops. Well I dug into our savings for beer, Yikes! I also dug into the following week for products to get a $30 gift card from PC.  I promise to be better to my budget this coming week. I did at least receive 3 products for free and used tons of coupons.

    Here we go! 

    Wal-mart: $29.47 soccer shoes for P as he starts soccer, bedding for the rabbit and Nice N Easy form hair dye with Free coupon ($9.97)

    Staples: $9.36 this was an expense that didn’t need to be spent but I bought A a big floor colouring book (this was on sale for $4.97 and then another 50% off), dividers (these were also on sale and then 50% off sale price) and trading card sheets for a coupon binder. 

    Independent: $19.70 Bread order, with 50% off bread and then coupons. See Bread post.

    Food Basics: $39.84 two products free, Mott’s Cocktail juice and a Glade Sense and Spray (total saved $11.78)

    Shopper’s Drug mart: $8.67 milk and 2 dozen eggs

    Independent: 2nd trip for gift card items. $24.34 - $20.99 worth of Quaker and Doritos products to mail in for a $30 gift card for PC. Plus a pack of hamburger buns 50% off.

    Total: $131.38 over by $31.38 This week I will have to watch what I spend as I have only $68.62 to spend. Can I do it? 

    Total Coupons: $35.25 this week! Yay, like I said before I use only coupons for products we need and use. 

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ 

    Winner for May Coupon Giveaway #2!

    The winner for the May Coupon Giveaway #2 is.....

    Comment # 10 Roswell said
    i follow you on GFC and no i have no budget, i dont have enough money to have a budget lol just kinda fly by the seat of my pants every month and coupons and freebies etc always help
    staceyx at telus dot net

    I have sent off an email to you! Congratulations!! 

    I would like to thank everyone for entering. Please watch for a new coupon giveaway in June!

    Deal: Sunlight Dish Soap

    Great deal on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend (May 21,22,23) at Shopper's Drug mart. Sunlight Dish soap is on sale for .99 cents each for 500ml-625ml. Limit of 4, after limit and the rest of the week they are $1.99. Now is the time to use that Sunlight coupon from for $1.00 off!

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great deal.*~

    Extreme Couponing Bread Style

    The last few weeks have been slim pickings for bread on the 50% off rack but week 9 of Project Grocery we did a lot better!

    Yes I know this is a lot of bread but we do go through a lot in this house. Dh loves to have peanut butter on toast for a snack or late supper.

    I had 9 coupons for the brown loaf of bread for .75 cents off and 9 coupons for .50 cents off the others. We always stocks up on 50% off bread but usually its only about 4-8 loaves at a time. We have a big freezer that we store it in until we need it. All the bread was 50% off and then the coupons. The buns we had 2 .75 cents off and they were on sale for $2.29.

    I maxed out Independents coupon limit and the cashier had to get an override the rest, about 4 or 5 more coupons.

    Total for 19 loaves of bread and two packs of buns= $19.70! 

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Canadian Coupon Mom Clips 'N Stuff Giveaway!

    I have talked about selling handmade for years. First it was clips, barrettes and handbands, then it was ragged quilts or tutus. That all it was, just talk. I think I feared more of failing so I never tried. Now that I have been blogging a year I have again decided I should and sell some handmade items. I am going to start with clips and handbands and expand. If people request things I will likely expand faster :)

    I figured what better time to open an Etsy shop but my One year Blogoversary! With the opening of my shop (please bear with me as I set up shop this week) and my Blogoversary I thought I would have a giveaway!

    Win it: A lucky Canadian Coupon Mom will win a Canadian handband from Canadian Coupon Mom Clips 'N Stuff.

    Mandatory Entry: What are your plans for Canada Day and/or the weekend? Please include your email address in the comment as I will need to contact you if you win. 
    Also please be following Canadian Coupon Mom on Google Friends Connect. Let me know in your comment if you are.

    Extra Entries: Each entry is counted as one entry/comment unless stated.
    1. Follow on Networked Blogs - Right hand side bar.
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    ~*Disclaimer and Giveaway Details: Giveaway is open to Canada only (my US friends I plan on having one open to you soon!), it will end June 6th,2011 at midnight EST. I will use to choose a winner. Once I contact winner please email me back within 48 hrs. This is sponsored by Canadian Coupon Mom. *~

    Happy 1 Year Blogoversary!!!

    It's official Canadian Coupon Mom turned One today!! The weather was great and the kids enjoyed a TON of outdoor play! I enjoyed the fresh air and a nice Iced Caramel Coffee. I am now red as a lobster but it was a nice change from all the rain we have been having!

    So here Canadian Coupon Mom blog is one year later and I am still loving every minute of blogging. I don't see an end in sight, just tons of idea's for the next year! One highlight is the Blissdom Canada conference in October. I will be attending with A Motherhood Experience Blog. We are looking for sponsors for our trip and if you are interested please contact me for more information at jennifer at canadiancouponmom dot ca

    I also have another little surprise in store but today was just too nice out to spend anytime inside. It will have to wait until tomorrow.

    I have really enjoyed growing Canadian Coupon Mom over the last year and I hope to continue to grow. I love helping others save money, tell you about products I have tried, and just give you an idea about my family. I am not one for sappy notes so I will finish up this post and call it a night.

    I love hearing from everyone, so please do feel free to leave me a comment or a email. You can also connect with me on Twitter.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Honey Granola Bar Recipes

    When is rains for a week what should be do? I know bake! I love baking and the kids love to help. Here is what we tried out today from A's new cookbook from her school she will be attending in the fall.

    Honey Granola Bars

    1 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
    1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
    1/4 cup honey plus 2 Tbsp honey
    1/3 cup raisins
    1 Tbsp cinnamon

    Combine the oats, flour, wheat germ and stir to mix well. Add honey and stir until the mixture is moist and crumbly. Fold in raisins and cinnamon. Coat an 8 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pat the mixture into pan and bake at 300F for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool to room temperature, cut into bars and serve. Yields 12 servings.

    These turned out yummy for sure! They were very easy to make, all in one bowl and then transfer to pan and bake. I had everything on hand to make the granola bars. A nice bonus is they are peanut and nut free! I can send it to school with the kids. Yay! They did get crumbly though and didn't cut well but I think that may have been my fault as I cooked them on the low end of the time. I will definitely try these again and bake a couple minutes more. It does make a nice snack with yogurt.

    This is the crumble left over after cutting the squares. I guess it was more like breaking them up. Oh well tasty anyways! The kids have a lot of fun helping measure, mix and pat the mix into the pan. This was a great afternoon activity on a rainy day.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own. This recipe was used from a local school cookbook.*~

    Real Women of Philadelphia Community and a Coupon!

    I love food and well I also love coupons! I am a huge internet/community fan and some days I could spend hours online looking for ways to save money, reading product reviews, meeting fun and interesting people to chat with and new recipes to try.

    I want to tell you about a great community of women, Real Women of Philadelphia is a great little site where you can share recipes, videos, a community and forum.

    There is a contest on right now to find the next Real Women of Philadelphia. It's a cook off kind of contest. Each week there is a different theme and it runs for 8 weeks. This past week was Dessert. Each week two finalist will be chosen and will go to Toronto on an all-expense-paid trip to meet Anna Olsen in July, and compete in the cook-off event for the opportunity to be named one of the Real Women of Philadelphia.

    Four finalist will be chosen at the cook-off, who will host the website by starring in their own cooking videos, participate as a contributing editor within the community and contribute to an online cookbook for the next 6 months. In addition, each of the four finalists will take home $20,000!

    There are three weeks (Side Dishes, Entree, and Dessert) left so start cooking! Submit your recipes at Real Women of

    If that does not interests you but you still are looking for some new recipes, share some of your favorite recipes, coupons and meeting new people, head over and sign up. Don`t forget to get your $1.00 off Any Philadelphia Cream Cheese, there is a spot on the right hand side to request your coupon.

    *Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written in participation with Real Women of Philadelphia. All opinions are honest and my own.*

    He is We Album Review

    Just recently I have been introduced to a couple artists I have not heard of before. They are not new, but to me and likely a lot of other people they are new to them. Yesterday I introduced you to Yael Naim and today I would like to introduce you to a great duo called He is We. They have been together since 2008 and have 3 releases, their newest album being My Forever. I had the opportunity to review this album and want to share a bit about the band and how I liked the album.

    He is We got together after Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly went to work at Ted Brown Music Tacoma, Washington. They both felt like outcasts and spent a lot of time getting to know each other which lead them finding out they were both musically inclined. Their first song together was a track called Such a Beautiful Sound, written at a friend’s house, and the transition from music store co-workers to band mates was a natural next step.

    Rachel and Trevor recorded Pardon Me and put it online. At first it only got a few hits a day and then it took off with tons of hits a day. They continued to work on more tracks for a debut album that is where He is We got started.

    He is We is an indie-pop band with beautiful and well written songs. They have a fresh feel with Rachel's lovely voice and Trevor playing music it is a great mix. All their songs are pretty upbeat, light and fun. I love that I can play this during the day while my kids are around and they seem to enjoy the album also. No swearing very clean content. I have found it to be a great album to listen to while blogging :)

    Take a look at this video of Happily Ever After:  

    I just love the video is is such a cute video and in the end she does get the Happily Ever After. I am looking forward to more from He Is We.

    Visit He Is We Website to check out tour dates, merchandise, tracks etc. Also follow on Twitter and Facebook

    You can purchase My Forever on iTunes for $7.99.

    ~*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the above mentioned album by He Is We from Sneak Attack Media for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Yael Naim Album Review

    Yael Naim is a French-Israeli singer-songwriter who has two albums released to date. Her first Album was self-titled and released in 2007 followed by a year long promotional tour around the world.  You may have experienced Yael’s beautiful voice on the Apple commercial for the MacBook Air. They featured “New Soul” for the commercial.  New Soul has been downloaded nearly 1.5 million times in the US!  Yael is the first Israeli solo artist to have a Top 10 hit in the U.S.

    The first time I played Yael’s new album titled She was a Boy it reminded me of something that would be featured on Grey’s Anatomy. I searched on google and found out that yes Yael Naim has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy Season Five season finale, Hollywood, Mon Amour, Flashdance What a feeling. I also found out her music was on the most recent Grey's last Thursday May 12, 2011. Yael albums is very relaxing but fun and upbeat. I love to listen to She was a Boy while cooking, blogging even just before bed. I find her voice very soothing and fun. I love all the songs on the album but I think my favorite is Come Home. Something about the music I really enjoy.
    Yael doesn't work in a regular studio. I found it really interesting reading about Yael and her longtime musical partner David Donatien and how they work together in Yael’s apartment/studio. Here is what Yael has to say about composing her music. “Composing is something I do alone—it’s very intimate, and it happens quickly. Then I start the arranging and recording process with David. We do everything at home because we need to be in that secluded environment. You can never be completely alone in a big studio; there’s always an engineer or an assistant around. So you can’t be half-naked or record something at 4 o’clock in the morning.” Naim laughs. “At home I have complete freedom.”

    If you are interested in learning more about Yael Naim and her music stop over at her Website, "Like" her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.

    She was a Boy was released May 10th, 2011 and you can find it on for $9.99. 

    ~*Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product free of charge in exchange for a review on CCM. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Winner for BMO/Rona $50 Gift Card

    The winner for the BMO Rona $50 Gift Card is.........................

    Comment #53 Roswello:
    i follow you on twitter @roswello
    staceyx at telus dot net

    I have sent off an email to you, please respond back with your full mailing address. Check out the May Coupon Giveaway #2 on right now.

    Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter @CouponMomCanada and I love emails feel free to email me with any questions or comments at jennifer @ canadiancouponmom dot com.

    ~*Disclaimer: This giveaway was part of a blog tour with Mom Central Canada. Watch for other giveaways up soon!*~

    Chuggington Interactive Railway Review

    P loves trains. Really he loves anything with wheels. He is the little boy that will gravitate to a train set or box of cars when he is at a playgroup or friends house. He loves his cars and trains. P had the opportunity to check out the new Chuggington interactive railway by The Learning Curve.

    "About Chuggington
    Chuggington is a CGI-animated series as well as a fully immersive interactive website. The series follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style.  The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography. Entertainment and enjoyment is at the heart of Chuggington, but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development. Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder. The property was conceived to seamlessly integrate television, books and interactive. Further information is available at,

    Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set
    Brewster is a strong and solid diesel-electric train built for heavy loads. He doesn't always understand his own strength, which can make him a bit awkward and clumsy. Take him through the Chug Wash and hear him react as to the different wash cycles. Then, head over to the Fuel Depot where he can fill up. This set also includes an overhead signal and figure 8 layout. Ages 3 and up. SRP: $39.99. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us.
    This is the set we had the chance to review!

    My Thoughts: Upon arrival both of my children were very excited to open up the railway set and start playing it. At first I was a little scared as we have had another train set that was pretty tricky to set up. This set was very simple there are number on the bottom of the tracks and they correspond with the instruction booklet. We set it up all in under 10 minutes and the kids were playing with Brewster and the track. This set came with a gas station and wash/paint station. The set includes a nice amount of track with its easy tabs to connect and take apart. The kids had a lot of fun running Brewster around to each station and listen to what he had to say. The gas and wash station are also interactive. The whole set seems to be made really well and looks like a set that will last a while. Each station and train has an on and off button that is easy for a child 3+ to turn off and on. P was great at turning it on and off and A didn't really have any troubles either. More just to remind her to turn it off when not playing with the train.
    This has been hours of play fun for both children. P has played with this set over and over. P says his favorite part of this set is when the train drives (he does this part) and he loves when Brewster talks to him and the stations make sounds. Definitely a keeper in this house! 

    The train set uses SmartTalk technology; Chuggington Interactive Railway engines recognize and interact with one another and with key train stops in the collection. The more engines you have the more interactive they become.  
    Check them out on Toys R Us Canada, The Learning Curve, Facebook and Also on Twitter.

    ~*Disclaimer: I received the product above free of charge in exchange for a review on CCM. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Project Grocery Week 8 - May 7th - 13th,2011

    This past week I have used a lot more coupons combined with sales. Of course I'm usually always buying on sale.  We did stock up on cheese - block and slices. Used coupons on bread and cheese and also on cereal.

    I think my best deal this week was the Black Diamond Cheese on sale for $3.97 for 500g block. I bought three and used a Buy two get $1.50 off and a buy one get .75 cents off. Cost me $3.22 for a block of cheese! Cheapest I have gotten it.

    Also the cereal but I explain more about that later on. 

    The Breakdown:

    Food Basics: $31.11 banana's, hamburger thin buns, cheese, tomatoes, bananas, eggs, trail mix, lettuce, watermelon.

    Independent: $13.96 Bread Wonder+ with .75 off coupon x4, sour cream 50% off and cheese slices.

    Fresh Co.: $9.66 Block cheese x3 with 2 coupons for $2.25

    Post Office: $1.33 Canadian Stamps x2

    Shopper's Drug mart: $6.08 Milk, Fibre 1 cereal with a $1 off coupon and the box has a $5 off frozen yogurt coupon.

    Shopper's Drug mart: 2 more trips. $12.97 for Maxwell house coffee and 2 more boxes of Fibre 1 cereal with $5 off coupon for frozen yogurt. Last trip was $24.58 and included 3 more boxes of Fibre 1 cereal with coupon, Mr. Noodles 4 cases of 12 packs, Fruit twists for school snack, then Orville Rickenbacker popcorn caramel snacks x2 clearance bin for a $1 each and a bag of peanuts for a $1 in clearance bin. 

    Grand Total: $99.69 very close to the budget cut off this week! 
    Coupon Total: $6.25 not that great but better than nothing right? I also now have 6 coupons for $5 off frozen yogurt and I think I may use one next week. $30 worth of coupons to use up before the 31st of August!

    May Coupon Giveaway #2

    A bit of a delay in this post as blogger was down and it was very busy at work. Here is another Coupon Giveaway from Canadian Coupon Mom.

    One Lucky Canadian reader of Canadian Coupon Mom will Win An envelope full of coupons - your choice of 30 coupons. Coupons range from baking supplies, to laundry detergent, to shampoo. Check out the Coupon Giveaway tab at the top of the page! Giveaway ends May 21st,2011 and one winner will be chosen on May 22nd by I will email the winner and you will have 48 hours to reply with your mailing address and choice of coupons from the list at the Coupon Giveaway tab.

    Mandatory Entry: Please follow Canadian Coupon Mom by Google Friends Connect and tell me Do you use a budget? If so any good tips on staying on budget?  Please include you email address in your comment or have your blogger account activated or twitter account. If you win I have no way to contact you without it. Thanks! (1 entry)

    Extra Entries: You can get one (1) extra entry by following Canadian Coupon Mom by Facebook. Please make this a separate comment from your mandatory entry.

    Good Luck!

    MIA- Trip to Toronto for work

    Sorry for the long delay in posts. Blogger was down and I was super busy at work.

    On Thursday I did a VERY long day at work. Myself, another staff and 4 individual we support in the supported independent living program attend a conference in Toronto, down and back to Ottawa all in one day! The conference was called OASIS (Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs). The ladies helped our Executive Director Mark Palmer, Cantor Daniel Benlolo and the Producer of Tamir's Joseph Dreamcoat Morris Neuman in a workshop at this conference about inclusion for people with disabilities and the awesome play they performed a year ago May 12th called Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I will have to post about the play but in the meantime check out this video on

    This is a clip of the end of the play called Joseph MegaMix.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Glade Spring Collection BOGO Coupon

    Glade is introducing a nice new Spring Collection and with this new collection they are offering a Buy One Glade Spring Collection Product and Get One Free! Get your Glade printable coupon today and also why not enter to win a $5000 Visa Card. You will need a UPC to enter the Sweepstakes but go ahead and get two for one with the coupon!

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Winner for May #1 Coupon Giveaway

    And the winner is.........................

    Comment # 18 from JennyBear:

    "I've been using coupons for two weeks and looooove it! I don't think I'll ever turn back."

    I have sent off an email to you, please respond back with your address and picks for coupons from this list. Check out the BMO Eco Smart mortgage and also enter to win a $50 Rona giftcard.

    Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter @CouponMomCanada and I love emails feel free to email me with any questions or comments at jennifer @ canadiancouponmom dot com.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Just selected a winner for a recent self-sponsored giveaway for coupons. Watch for the next coupon giveaway up soon!*~

    A Nice Surprise

    I came home from a day of paperwork and filing to find this little surprise from Mom Central Canada on my counter....
    Thanks Mom Central Canada! I am very happy to be part of the Mom Central Canada Blogger's Network.
    I love Swedish berries and have been wanting to try the chocolate covered ones. Maybe I will share with my family maybe mommy will keep this as a mommy snack. Hmmm.

    ~*Disclaimer: This little gift was given to me as a Mother's Day gift from Mom Central Canada. I am part of their mom testers and blogging Moms. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Up Coming Music Reviews

    If there is one thing in life that I love (of course I love my family first) is music. Music has been a huge part in my life growing up. I grew up listening to everything from old country to rock and roll. I traveled around with my family as my brother played in a Drum corp. I usually always have music playing in the background. I love listening to new and upcoming artists along with artists that are not mainstream I guess you could say.

    I have been recently introduced to some great artists I had never heard of. This week I would like to share these artists with you if you haven’t already experience their great sounds.

    First I review the new album from He Is We called My Forever. Next I will introduce you to Yael Naim with her new album She is a Boy. Ari Hest I briefly introduced you to him just before Mother’s day. 

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    My Little Pony Review

    I am sure everyone remembers the magical ponies from the ‘80’s called My Little Pony? For those that do not know about these great little ponies, they came out in 1983 by Hasbro and were very popular toys for little girls. In 2008 My Little Pony had its 25th anniversary! Now I am feeling old, but I love My Little Pony!

    I remember loving all those little ponies and how much I played with them. I had a big Rubbermaid container filled with ponies. When I think back I spent many hours playing with my Barbie’s, dolls, care bears and My Little Pony ponies.

    I was very happy to see the new My Little Pony line out. I found a few older ponies a year ago at a garage sale and picked them up for A to get started. My daughter just loved them and played a lot with them. I recently had the opportunity to review a new line of My Little Pony with A and she was Excited to play!
    The day the box arrived with the ponies A opened it up and let me know who each pony is. A watches the My Little Pony tv show on Tree House from time to time.  A was sent Pinky Pie and Twilight Sparkle to review. Right away they were taken out of their packaging and off she went to play and find her other ponies to play all together. A began playing house with her ponies and brushing their manes. 

    These My Little Pony are just the way I remember them. They have cute little symbols on their haunches along with a beautiful mane that is easy to brush. The ones A got came with a back saddle, a pet and a comb. Hours of imaginative play has happened with these two ponies, from house to a princess castle to just hanging out in bed. A has even mentioned having a My Little Pony party.

    You can find My Little Pony at the following Canadian Retailers: Toys R Us, Zellers, Wal-Mart, Superstore. Find out more about the Ponies at the My Little Pony Website, Facebook or on Twitter.

    ~*Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned products for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Canadian Blog Hop

    I am up early and I figure I would get some blogging done but oh what's that? There goes my iPhone, Twitter is calling me. @Gingermommy has let me know that the Canadian Blog Hop is open. Blog hopping is a lot of fun and I don't do it as much as I should. This is a great way to find blogs that you may not have been to in the past and let others know about your blog.

    So head on over to the Canadian Blog Hop and meet a ton of Great Canadian Bloggers!

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Canadian Coupon Mom wants to wish all the Mother's in the world Happy Mother's Day!

    This is what happened this morning at my house. P was the first up and in my room. He right away said Happy Mother's Day and I love you. Awww then he said I have something for you and ran off. This is what he had.....
    P made this at school as he said All by himself, along with a card that he wrote on in french "Bonne fete des meres" and a nice little portrait of mom.

    The kids made made me a nice little breakfast of yogurt and granola cereal. They wanted to make a bigger breakfast but did not want me to help and hubby is at work today so this is what they came up with. They set the table and poured out the cereal and yogurt.
    Now I think it will be a day of relaxing and working on some blog reviews. Looks kind of dreary out, I hope it clears up enough to take the kids to the park.

    Hope you have a Wonderful day and weekend!

    Mother's Day Ecard: Ari Hest

    Want to send Mom a special song along with a e-card? Maybe send it out to a friend who is a mommy. My mom is not internet/computer savvy one bit so I will likely just send it to myself and open the page for her to see this great Mother's Day e-card by Ari Hest.
    Ari Hest has a very soft yet rugged voice. He music is more on the soft rock, love song type. Ari Hest's latest album was released in March of this year through Downtown/Mercer Street Records and is titled Sunset Over Hope Street.

    Send your mom a e-card with a song by Ari Hest. You can also find out more about Ari Hest on Facebook, Twitter or on his Website.  

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own. I am sharing this post on behalf of Sneak Attach Media.*~

    Project Grocery Week 7 April 30-May 6th,2011

    So this weekend was pretty busy and I only got a picture of part of our groceries.

    This week was a lot of stocking up on cans, cereal and such. Not a huge grocery trip. I think that is the nicest part of having a stocked pantry and freezer. It does take time and practice but once you get the hang of picking up on sale and combining coupons you will have a stocked pantry also. I stock up on non-perishables when they are on sale. If you watch your sales you can kind of track when they will be on again. This way you can buy enough to get you through to the next sale.

    Fresh Co.: $6.95 - pizza for the kids (Dh and I had a dinner out!), strawberries and 10 lb bag of potatoes.
    Shopper's Drugmart: $8.18 - 2 bags of milk. 
    Giant Tiger: $19.78 - everything in the above picture.  
    Food Basics: $28.14 - banana's, oranges, cereal x3, icing x2, chocolate chips, mustard, vinegar, cake mix. $1.00 off coupon used.
    Walmart: $8.46 - Eye drops Refresh Tears $2.00 off coupon used.
    Beer Store: $24.00 estimate we had returns and dh doesn't like to ask for a receipt haha.

    Grand Total: $95.51
    Coupons Used: $3.00 very slow week but hard to use coupons when you don't actually need to buy a product.

    We need ground coffee and cheese. I know block cheese is on sale at Fresh Co. I just need to get there somehow as it is a 25 min drive from our place and with the gas prices so crazy that would make the sale not worth going for. I may call and see when they close and hit it on the way home from work.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.*~

    Update:BornFree Mother's Day Contest

    Would you like to be a Queen for a day? With Mother's Day right around the corner on May 8th,2011, BornFree is having a contest to treat one Canadian Mom as a Queen for a day. You will receive a BornFree gift basket and a day of a local Cleaning service, value of $150.

    All you have to do is "Like" BornFree Canada on Facebook and share your favorite photo featuring you and your child either on Facebook or through email (, remember to leave a note of why this photo is so special. If you would like a bonus entry share this contest with your friends by tagging “BornFree Canada” in your status update and sharing this link. Tagging in Facebook can be done by putting "@" and then typing BornFree Canada with no spaces between @ and Born.

    Fine Print: This contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ only and ends Friday May 6th, 2011 at Noon EST. The Finalist will be chosen on Mother's Day.

    ~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own. Sharing a great contest from a Canadian company.*~

    McCain Purely Potatoes Review

    As busy moms we all want a quick and easy way to serve a healthy and delicious meal to our family. McCain offers a variety of delicious options for quick and easy meals from pizza to their new Purely Potatoes. These potatoes come in a family sized one time use bag that go straight in the microwave to take the prep work out of making mashed potatoes.
    Put the potato bag in the microwave and put it on for 11 minutes. The bag will expand to the point that you wonder if it may explode. It didn't but it did look HUGE! 
    When taking the bag out and opening it, be very careful as it is Very HOT! I used oven mitts to handle and open the bag. Here are the potatoes cooked and ready to be mashed. We added butter, sour cream, a bit of milk and minced garlic. Yummy! 

    Here they are: 
    My opinion on these are they taste great, they are easy to make with no peeling and cutting! They are not cost efficient as they cost $3.69 for a bag at our Independent. This really only feeds a family of four. We are on a tight grocery budget so we wont be eating these often.You can pick up a 10 lb bag of potatoes for less than $5. They are not quick as it likely took me 20 minutes to prepare these in the microwave and mash them. I would like to try the Sweet Potato chucks as I hate peeling and cutting those. 

    ~*Disclaimer: I am a Bzzagent and I received a complimentary bag of Purely Potatoes to review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ 

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