Sunday, February 27, 2011

McDonald's Free Small Coffee: Feb 28 to Mar 6

It's on again! Just in time to battle against Tim Horton's Roll Up the Rim campaign. It's hard to beat a free cup of joe though. This is probably the best deal of the year so be sure to get one. I will be so caffeinated over the next week I don't think I'll be able to see straight.

Here's a way to save even more on your coffee drinking habits.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zehrs Ontario: 10% Student Discount on Tuesdays

I've heard from many of my student friends that Zehrs is offering a 10% student discount on Tuesdays. Be sure to show your student card to the cashier at the time of purchase to receive the discount. This deal is definitely on in Waterloo, Ontario. I'm not sure if it's nation wide or just in Southwestern Ontario. If anyone can add comments about where else you can find this deal, please feel free.

Here is some information I found at Red Flag Deals:
Everyone has to buy groceries, so might as well do it on Tuesday and save the 10%.

The math to see what you can save:

$50/week on groceries * 10% * 52 weeks = $260
That's a whopping $260 savings a year!

Not so bad if you ask me. Buy your groceries on Tuesday and get 5 weeks of groceries free by the end of the year. This calculation depends a lot on your weekly grocery bill. If you're spending more than $50 a week you could be saving a lot more. Don't forget to include coupons you can find at and deals in the weekly flyer to compound your savings.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Get Ready To Roll Up The Rim!

Click to see full size poster.

In a previous post I compared Tim Hortons coffee with McDonald'ss coffee: tim-hortons-vs-mcdonalds-coffee.html

I still believe that McDonald's offers better value for their coffee, however there's something about rolling up the rim that Canadians have grown to love. Here's some information I found at about this year's Roll Up the Rim contest.

Begins MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21,2011

Contest Cup Eligibility

  • Any medium, large or extra large size hot beverage
  • Any hot beverage served in a qualifying china mug or re-useable container upon presentation of their order

NOT eligible:
  • Small hot beverages and all cold beverages

Winning Rim Tab Redemption – Food Prizes
  • An unlimited number may be redeemed at one time
  • Winning Rim Tabs may NOT be redeemed as part as any combo

  • Guest may select any size of any hot beverage
  • A flavor shot may be added at no additional charge
  • No other substitutions allowed
  • Always server winning beverages with a contest cup

  • Guest may select any variety of one donut, one muffin or one cookie per winning tab
  • No other substitutions allowed

Winning Rim Tab redemption – Major Prizes
  • Present Guest with 2011 Rules and Regulation Form
  • Guest must complete form in full and submit to contest company as indicated
  • DO NOT accept or handle a major price winning Rim Tab

Double Cupping
  • When required or requested, use a regular brown cup

Damaged/Tampered Cups
  • Immediately deemed null and void

  • If contest cup not available ask customer if they’d like to change their order to an available cup size
  • All major prize winning Rim Tabs must be redeemed by May 22, 2011
  • As goodwill gesture, all winning food prizes should continue to be redeemed after this date
Prizes this year are:

40 Toyota Matrix
100 Panasonic 3D TV Packages
1,000 Napoleon Barbecues
5,000 Raleigh Mountain Bikes
25,000 100$ Tim Cards
And over 47 million Food Prizes