Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Awesome Christmas Deals

How good can it get! Free Christmas Tree! Well, not exactly...

My family have always used real Christmas Tree. Sometimes we get so adventurous and decides to take the family out to the tree farm to look for the tree of our dreams. But when laziness overcome our Christmas spirit, we normally just grab one from the Christmas tree truck park at the major intersection near our house.


This week, we were planning on going back to the tree farm but I found this great deal I can't pass up.


Buy a Christmas tree for $20 dollars at Ikea and they give you a $20.00 coupon to be used later in the store. Not only that, the tree is Balsam Fir and it's the best. How good is that!

Here's another great deal.

Marks Works Warehouse is giving $10.00 coupon. I usually don't bother much because they usually require you to buy $40.00 or more. Well this time, you only need to buy $10.00 or more! Sweet!

Print this coupon and take it to the store nearest you. Don't let the sales lady talk you into having to purchase $40.00, the coupon is clear.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Joy of Christmas is not in Shopping

We have about 28 sleeps before Christmas and already, people at the mall are rushing like the world is running out of stuff to buy.

Gone were the days when doing the mall thing with friends were enjoyable. When the food court is not so busy you can actually buy your food and eat it too within an hour without fighting with someone who cut in on the food stand line up pretending not to notice you.


Why are people so rude! What is the big deal if they don't find what they are looking for. Just pick another one.

Avoiding the mall is my mantra this shopping season. I have already ordered my kids toys online and just need a few more.

Great finds can be had with superior service when dealing with moms business owners. I love supporting small and home based moms businesses. Here are some great finds.

I also found great deals online at these major stores:

www.sears.ca check their clearance section

Toys deals can be found at www.toysrus.ca, again, check their sales section.

If you are looking for beauty stuff, try the www.thebodyshop.ca.

The majority of online stores offer a flat rate shipping. Just make sure you choose Canadian base stores. But be wary, some online stores ships their products from the US and you can be hit with custom charges.

Best to deal with a store you know.

Happy Shopping!
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September Ishopathome Contest

Calling all moms and mompreneurs. If you are looking for some back to school essentials and want to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Here's the contest you don't want to miss.

Ishopathome.ca just launched the Learn N Earn Contest!

This is a great time to start getting some stuff for free while you learn a few things about working from home and marketing your home based business.

To participate, just visit our ishopathome.ca site.

Good luck!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back To School Shopping

It’s been awhile since my last update, that’s because I’ve been enjoying the summer and avoiding shopping

But with back to school, I am force to get back into shopping mode.

I’ve been surfing the internet and here’s some great finds:

Get 20% off at Home Depot if you order online. Online exclusive is good till Sept. 1. Purchase over 99 dollars and you get free shipping.

Did you know you can buy from sears outlet online? I didn’t know that myself until someone told me. The best part is you can pay for it with your Sears Credit Card. Check it out Sears and click on the “sears outlet” button.

If you are looking for some unique products on sale, check out our ishopathome sales specials.



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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Stress Of Shopping

First of all I didn't realize it’s graduation time. While it’s obvious because we are in the month of June, I was so busy with my work that the correlation between the month of June and teenage dress up time was not realized until my son actually yelled at me "mom I need a dress shirt!". This woke me up from my deep frenzied work state and said "okay, let's go out shopping".

First we picked my nephew up who wanted to come along shopping. Either my son needed his cousin’s opinion on what kind of shirt to buy or the other way around, but apparently they needed each other for this. So off we went to the mall close to our home. After going around in circle for half an hour, we decided the mall didn't have the shirt they were looking for. Everyone got back to the car and we drove 4 miles to the next big mall. An hour later and after trying on so many shirts, the boys decided they didn't have the "right stuff". They tried some shirt which came close to what they are looking for but not good enough.

My 9 year old daughter was already complaining about her tired feet. I realized while listening to the kids argue how I came to dislike shopping after the kids were born. It is no longer a pleasant experience. The malls have gotten bigger and halls became longer, and the crowd have increased by 100% it seems which made me claustrophobic. I then regretted my decision to "go out shopping". I should have investigated what kind of dress shirts they were looking for and checked it online - ahead of time. But now, it's pointless trying to find anything online, their graduation is this coming Friday. “Too little too late” came the phrase in my head.

After walking for what seems like a lifetime, I decided to take charge. No more trailing behind the boys while they go in and out of stores. I told them we are going to specific stores. We drove another 2 miles to a different mall and finally settled on a red shirt for my nephew and a black shirt for my son. Luckily, that was all they needed but gosh! We spent almost the entire day just shopping for these shirts!

Next time, I am sticking to online shopping. I just have to think ahead next time!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Is Catalogue Shopping Dead?

So is Catalogue shopping dead? I know Canadian Tire stopped sending their catalogues. I didn't get my usual spring catalogue and when I did a search online, I found out they are no longer being produced.

But Sears catalogue are still available in print and online. Others such as Avon, Regal, and Tupperware are also available from your local representatives. Ishopathome receives catalogue request from people on a daily basis so I know catalogue shopping both printed and online is going strong. Especially now that the gas prices hit the all time high of 1.29 per liter.

I personally don't see why more people don't shop online considering that shipping and handling is really low. Read more!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Online Shopping Deals

I just found some great deals online and I can't wait to share them with you. Spring is always the best time to shop for winter clearance and stock up for this years fall/winter necessities. It's almost too late to find great deals on major stores but there are still some great deals online.

If you have kids, check out Please Mum. This boutique inspired kids clothing store have great stuff for kids. Free shipping if you order over $100.00 but otherwise, it's a $5.95


Get out and enjoy the sun, but make sure you get some sun protection. I found this Age Defying Sunscreen by Caren. It helps protect and preserve your healthy skin, while gradually reducing existing age spots and sun discolouration. Moisturizes, conditions and protects you from UVA and UVB rays (spf 15). Please note: It does not give you that regular "sunsreen" whitish look and doesn’t feel yucky. I absolutely hate sunscreen on my face! But because the SPF is lower than 30, it is not for going out to the beach. I recommend it for a day to day protection, not full sun exposure protection. If you plan on being out all day, re-apply every 2-3 hours. I use it under my foundation and its perfect. Reg: $19.98 Sale: $15.98 Read more!