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How did I make money getting free stuff

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  Starbucks had a promotion earlier in the week if you bought a drink they would give you a free drink coupon for the weekend. That was the only thing that is technically buy 1 get one free in this haul everything else was free. I told my mom I was going to get my free drink before going to her house so she gave me a shopping list.  There is a save on foods right next to Starbucks and my purse was full of free coupons. I have been getting a ton of tips on how to get coupons and cash back from Canadian deal finders on Instagram. Even the cashier commented that those were some good coupons. Save on foods is very easy with coupons great place to redeem all the free coupons and I had a great cashier. Save on points are also great in the past I have used them for free flights to Vegas.   The almond milk coupon came from samplesource. Samplesource sends out boxes with free samples and coupons a couple times a year. They are very hard to get because you have to sign up the day they are releas

Week of May 28 Veg Expo

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This is the weekend I wait for all year Veg Expo in Vancouver. I am vegetarian and love food so an exhibition where I can get all the vegetarian food I want for reasonable prices is great. I bought my tickets from social shopper which was 2 for $15 and with cash back from other sites it ended up being around $10. Tickets are well worth the price. A lot of samples in my tummy not sure if the bags that were given out earlier had more items in them. I was picking up a coupon from the table and the volunteer told me they were in the bag. I came home to discover there was no coupon in the bag but I still ended up with a pretty good free haul to bring home. free samples A couple of vendors had responded to my twitter or instagram inquiries and I have been to past veg expo's. I knew I would be stocking up on supplies while I was here and was prepared with cash. Although the venue was larger than past years the crowd also increased in the past it was held over two days. t

Happy Victoria Day Weekend May 22, 2017 and Rao's Pasta Sauce

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When you have an expensive jar of pasta sauce and you already devoured the pasta what do you do with it? I eat it for breakfast. Poach an Egg in the sauce realize you don't eat that healthy and add some amazing natural cheese puffs and avacado to it More about the sauce below This weekend was relaxing but I did do a few things that I didn't take any pictures. It is the first very hot weekend of the year and that means it is almost summer. I went to the Richmond night market as is tradition with my friends we go at least once every summer. The night market has become one of the biggest in North America however as with most things I prefer the olden days. In the past there was some unique things to try. This year I had truffle fries and a churro  but it was nice to be outside after 10pm with a still clear night. I felt compelled to return to Richmond during the daytime and took a visit to the mcArthur Glen outlets near the airport. Again nice to be outside

Easy Vegetable Soup with Rice Noodles

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When it starts to hail and storm in the middle of May I stay inside and use things in my pantry. This soup is so delicious.  a quarter package of rice noodles Frozen veggies (pc corn with jalapeƱos, artic gardens pasta vegetables) vegetable broth spices (salt,pepper, turmeric)  add everything except rice noodles to soup maker add water to fill to line  set to chunky setting soak rice noodles when soup maker is ready add noodles set timer on soup maker to chunky but unplug after 5 minutes delicious soup is ready 

Sweet Potato/Yam Toast

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Lately my social media has shown some recipes for sweet potato toast. I am still loving the toaster I received from field agent last year I wanted to try this. sweet potato/yam toast  I peeled a yam as I wasn't sure if the skin would burn and I was prepared to make soup with my ends but I ended up being able to cut it into four slices without any left over. Round 1  I put the smallest two slices in the toaster and put it on the frozen setting. round 1 of toasting Round 2  I put it back on regular toast I should have put it on frozen again round 2 of toasting Round 3 I put it on frozen again round 3 of toasting Round 4 I put it on bagel and it was done. round 4 of toasting At Round 2 I decided to put the other two slices in the toaster oven. I spread some ghee and salt on them and put it in the toaster oven for 10 minutes on toast. It took another 10 minutes on toast and then another 5 minutes on broil for these two be done.

Small Business BC Vancity Seminar and Instagram

I have some catching up to do on blog posts and there will be some catch up posts in the next couple of weeks. I took a vacation and also took one from blogging but I have a lot to write about. I am going to start with a quick update about today. Today I attended a free seminar that was put on by small business BC and Vancity. I really initially signed up for it because the location was a short walk away and free breakfast. It ended up being a great networking event I met a few people I have actually met from other seminars or events I have attended in the past and met a few new people that are involved in the business community. If I was actively involved in a business currently which I am not,  I would have made some great contacts today and found some potential new clients. I highly recommend attending community networking events if you have the time. These networking opportunities are invaluable. I know they are very intimidating if you have never been to any and you go by yours