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Farm Boy special on meat [Jun. 15th, 2012|05:00 am]
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Farm Boy on Richmond currently has a sale on extra lean ground beef. I bought this double pack for $2.49! I used half immediately and froze the rest.

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(no subject) [May. 30th, 2011|11:12 am]
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For immediate Release May 5, 2011
June 4th, 2011


Ottawa, ON — Full Circles Ottawa (FCO), a local freecycling community, is proud to announce it will be hosting its 2nd bi-annual Really Really Free Market (RRFM) event on June 4th in Vanier, ON at Montreal Rd. and Begin St. Residents can drop off items at 8:30 am to 10:00am. The market opens to the public at 10 a.m.

The RRFM is a full day event promoting and demonstrating FCO’s philosophy of “freecycling”; a gifting economy upholding the values of sharing and reusing serviceable items – free of charge – reducing pressure on landfills, and premature recycling of perfectly good usable items. The event has been scheduled to tie in with Canadian Environment Week (June 5 to 11th, 2011) and City of Ottawa Spring Giveaway Weekend.

RRFM participants meet at a single location, “Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market,” to learn about freecycling, to give and get free items, to meet new people in the community, and to participate in free activities.

This year we will support local business owners by offering them free table/booth spaces at the RRFM to promote their businesses. All participating businesses will honour the freecycling philosophy by not selling anything. Businesses can offer information, samples, and advice for follow up to obtain new clients.

We will host an eWaste drop off run by Ontario Electronics Stewardship Program approved Collector, RD Long Computers. Any unwanted electronics will be handled by RD Long in accordance with strict OES requirements.

In 2011, we welcome Project Priceless; A Wedding Experiment where local Ottawa couple, Brian and Jordan, are planning a “cheap or free” as possible wedding. They will be meeting event participants to explain their idea and to accept donations for their unique wedding.

City of Ottawa Councillor Mathieu Fleury has graciously accepted our invitation to meet the public and to observe our event activities first hand.

We also have a free raffle of items donated by local businesses, and a local artisan.

Face Painting, re-purposing demos, local musician Anastasia Fillipova, and much much more…

At the event, members of our community are also encouraged to make food donations to the Ottawa Food Bank.

FullCircles Ottawa (FCO) Mission:

The FCO mandate is “reusing to reduce”; the philosophy that using an item to the end of its life creates less impact and less recycling, a process that further contributes to the degradation of our planet.

Based on the old adage that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”, FullCircles’ goal is to reduce the flow of trash into landfills, slow the amount of items prematurely recycled, by connecting people with unwanted “stuff” to people willing and eager to use other folks’ second hand “stuff”. Simply put, we believe in FREECYCLING!


For more information, visit: ottawa.fullcircles.org

CONTACTS: Event Organizer, Kelly-Ann Wilson, kelly@fullcircles.org

FullCircles Ottawa, Eric Snyder, egs@FullCircles.org; (613) 688-1570
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International Museum Day and Open Doors Ottawa [May. 10th, 2011|02:30 pm]
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The Currency Museum (not to be confused with the Royal Canadian Mint) is having free admission this weekend to celebrate International Museum day.

Crafts, games and refreshments all FREE, for the entire family!

More info:


Also, The Nature Museum is hosting a free day on the 18th (of May).


NOTE: Other museums might be hosting events. I did not check them all. It might be worth looking into if you tend to visit museums during Open Doors Ottawa. Visting places during Open Doors Ottawa is fun but it can get crowded.

Open Doors Ottawa

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Free Subway Breakfast [May. 10th, 2011|01:53 pm]
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As per BargainMoose:

On the 31st, May 2011, from 7-10 AM, get a free ham and cheese egg muffin melt and a 12oz coffee from participating Subways stores across Canada (excluding Quebec, sorry guys).

Click here for Subway Canada locations
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Free Mini golf for "mothers" on Mother's Day [Apr. 18th, 2011|03:01 pm]
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Putting edge has a couple good deals in May including an all-you-can-play all MONTH for only $14.99 but this freebie is the one that made methinkit was worth posting:

Mom's play FREE on Sundya May 8th:


AND you get entered into a draw for a gift basket.

The fine print says:

"Valid for one free green fee for Mom on Sunday May 8th only. No cash value. Not valid with any other offer. Valid for mothers, grandmothers and legal guardians only."
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Winners deal [Mar. 28th, 2011|09:28 am]
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I don't believe this deal is on the webpage I posted last week:

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Free legal digital music downloads [Mar. 26th, 2011|08:50 am]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

The library is offering some free downloads of some sony-music which you can keep permanently and legally with a Library Card.

If you want more free music-fun, check out some of the Creative Commons pieces available at http://www.jamendo.com/en/
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Group deals websites [edited- corrected link] [Mar. 23rd, 2011|01:52 pm]
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[mood |contentcontent]

You know those group discount websites that have been popping up? Like Groupon and Living Social and WagJag etc.

Well here's a site that puts them all in one place for you:


One-stop-deal-shop. LOL!
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Frugal Ottawa [Dec. 20th, 2010|03:29 pm]
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Just found out about this website but haven't checked it yet. Hopefully it'll help someone!
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M&M Meat Shops $100 gift card giveaway - Memories for Money [Oct. 6th, 2010|03:17 pm]
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[mood |energeticenergetic]

M&M Meat Shops is giving away a $100 gift card every day during October, with a grand prize of $3,000 cash to be awarded at the end of the contest period.

From the M&M Meat Shops Facebook page:

To celebrate 30 years of M&M Meat Shops, we’re taking a trip down memory lane with the Memories for Money Trivia Game Giveaway. We’re giving away a $100 M&M Meat Shops gift card a day through the month of October, and a Grand Prize of $3,000 cash.

Good luck!

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