Updates: December 2 – 8

Last week of no internet! I’m sitting in a Starbucks across from my house right now – we’ve frequented this location multiple times over the past week to hook up.  This included a VERY early morning trip at 5am on Tuesday for what I thought was the best daily deal Starbucks has on offer. Last year, they sold a special reusable coffee mug which allowed you to get free coffee when you used the mug all through January. We missed out last year because they flew off the shelves! Sadly, the deal was only available in the US this year – damn you Starbucks Canada! I want those three hours of sleep back!

Photo Credit: Doug88888 via Flickr

In their defense, I did ask at a Starbucks the day before if it was happening and they said yes, referring me to a list of the full daily deals. If I had actually taken the time to look closely, I would have seen that the tumbler only came with a bag of coffee! Stupid Brian…

Like everyone at this time of year, we’ve got a busy weekend of Dim Sum, IKEA, James Bond and holiday parties on the schedule. This is why I’m in a Starbucks at 7:30am on a Saturday!

This week we participated in the Christmas Memories Group Post. Thanks to Sicorra at Tackling our Debt for organizing this – head over and check out all the great bloggers who participated. Here’s some other great posts this week.

  • Stocking stuffers are the one of my favourite parts of Christmas – you never know what might be there!  Over at Unique Gifter, check out this extensive list of stocking stuffers.
  • Modest Money is still running his exclusive cash giveaway. There are lots of great prizes for bloggers, so be sure to check it out!
  • Work Save Live provides some handy gift ideas for your husband (or significant other) for any budget.
  • Holiday snowballs are a tradition in my family – Mr CBB at Canadian Budget Binder provides his recipe in this post.
  • Eyes on the Dollar gets a jump on some New Year’s Resolutions with her December Goals.


Thanks to everyone who included us this week – if I missed you, shoot me an email and I’ll add you in.

  • Pelican on Money: Stress Can’t Stop LinkLuv
  • Finance Fox: Weekend Recap – No Minimum Monday Edition

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  1. Don’t you hate it when you think you are getting a great deal only to find out it was only in the USA… and getting up early to snag it, even worse lol… sorry I’m not laughing at you, with you mate, with you! Cheers and thanks for sharing my Holiday Snow Balls recipe… tomorrow my Peanut Butter Ball recipe is up for grabs~ Have a good one! Mr.CBB

  2. Starbucks right across the street? Nice! We use to live in a townhouse that was right beside a Starbucks as well. Didn’t really notice how nice that was until we moved away.

    Thanks again for participating in the Christmas post!

    Enjoy your Christmas parties!

  3. Liquid says:

    Congrats on settling in your new place and everything. I like the smell of roasted coffee beans but I don’t actually drink coffee myself. I prefer warm milk instead 😀 I’m indifferent to the taste of coffee, but I just never got into making it a routine 🙂 Thanks for the mention, enjoy your Sunday.

  4. I think Starbucks is having some type of 14 days of deals but maybe that’s in the US only 🙁

    Are you able to sign up for starbucks account online using a gift card? You get a free drink on your birthday and if you have multiple gift cards well…. haha 🙂

  5. It always pisses me off when things are only available in the USA. I mean, if we are privy to the advertisements then I think we should be able to get the product.

  6. Thanks for the inclusion 🙂
    Bummer about the starbucks mug. That would be one impressive deal!!

  7. WorkSaveLive says:

    I wake up that early on the majority of mornings, but I’d not be happy to go without the interest (especially as a blogger!). I’m glad you enjoyed your local Sbux though. I love those guys (most of the time)!

  8. Thanks for the include! I left a comment after you posted but it seems to have disappeared.

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