Leaves make great garden mulch

When all the pretty leaves fall from the trees this fall, instead of bagging them to put out on garbage day, use them in your garden as free mulch.  Most leaves, with the exception of oak leaves, break down easily over the winter.  They add nutrients and humus to the soil in your gardens.

If you do not have a leaf mulcher   like I do, you can break (mulch) the leaves up by running them over with your lawn mower while they are still on your lawn.  Then rake the debris onto your garden between the plants.  Your soil and plants will love it.

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Free Jamie Oliver knife collection available at Sobeys

If you spend any time in the kitchen, you will know who Jamie Oliver is.  His professional quality, stainless steel knife collection is currently available  for free (sort of) at Sobeys grocery stores.

For every ten dollars spent on groceries at Sobeys, shoppers are given one coupon.  The yellow coupons have a sticky backing, so can easily be collected in a booklet, also provided at Sobeys…

 

Collectibles include paring, utility, bread, carving, santoku and chef’s knives, as well as a sharpening tool, scissors, a carving fork, and a knife block.  Items range from 30 to 70 coupons, although they can be purchased with a combination of cash and coupons or just cash.  The chart in the center picture above describes all of the options available.

 

I have collected two knives so far, an 8 inch bread knife (pictured at top) for 60 coupons and a 6.5 inch santoku knife (pictured below bread knife) for 70 coupons.  I am thrilled with both.  The bread knife slices baguettes and fresh bread without crushing them and the santoku slices through partially frozen chicken breasts like warm butter. I hope to collect as many as possible.

The best thing about this Jamie Oliver promotion is that coupon redemption is simple; choose the knife you want, take it to the cashier with your groceries, and redeem your booklet of coupons to pay for the knife.

I love this kind of promotion.  No extra money is required, coupons for groceries purchased means everyone and anyone can collect them, it does not take long to collect enough coupons to redeem them for a knife, and you do not have to mail anything or wait to receive your free products.

 

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Download a Free Kindle App for Your Tablet or Smartphone

If you are fortunate enough to own a Kindle you know how convenient it is to read books anywhere, anytime.  You simply download the Kindle version of a book and read it at your convenience.  Purchase a Kindle here and increase your reading opportunities.

 

For those of you who do not own a Kindle, and do not wish to purchase one, you can now download a free app for your smartphone or tablet to give you the advantage of a Kindle without owning one.   Download a free Kindle app for your tablet or your android phone today. 

Happy reading!