On Tuesday, November 17th, the annual Hunger Counts report was released. HungerCount is the only comprehensive annual national report on hunger and food banks used in Canada.
With one more day to go for Halloween, I decided to figure out how much I’ve spent this year on this spooky holiday. Turns out, it was a spooktacular amount! You never really realize that this small holiday would have you spend a couple hundred dollars, but thats exactly what happened when I started adding the amounts together I had spent on my kids costumes, give away candy, and the party we decided to throw this year.
I decided to go online and search up exactly how much people are spending on Halloween. Figures out, I’m not the only one! Check out the infographic below by Steam Feed that illustrates consumer spending for this year.
On November 7, there’s a gala taking place like no other.
Participating Shopper’s Drug Mart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland are hosting cosmetic galas in support of Beauty Gives Back.
If you’ve never heard of Beauty Gives Back, here’s a little bit about them:
We dedicate ourselves to treating the emotional fallout from cancer. Using the sum total of our knowledge, experience, expertise and resources, we do what women trust and rely on us to do – to make them feel human again in the face of the ravages of cancer and its treatment. In doing so, we help restore their confidence, and the confidence of those around them, to continue fighting with conviction and living with dignity.
For more information on them, and the amazing work they do, make sure to check out their website: beautygivesback.ca
Tickets for the gala are just $10, with $5 going to Beauty Gives Back. Guests also receive $5 towards any purchase they like to make during the gala.
During the gala guests can enjoy skincare consultations, makeovers, free samples, as well as refreshments. It’s sure to be an amazing evening. To find out if your Shopper’s Drug Mart is participating, and to get your ticket, talk to a beauty expert at your local store.
To help get the word out there about the gala, there’ll be a Twitter Party on Tuesday, November 3 from 8-8:30pm EST, hosted by @BGBCanada. Look Good Feel Better and Sherry Abbott (Director of Beauty Gives Back) will also be attending the Twitter party. Plus, there’s five $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards to be given away.
We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to use #SDMBeautyGala to join the conversation!
The month of November is fast approaching which means that everyone has a chance to participate in Canada’s 5th Financial Literary Month. Established by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the aim of Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2015) is to engage Canadians in a conversation about better spending and educate them to make informed and responsible decisions with their money.
Many Canadians – especially Millennials (such as me) – don’t know how to have a good balance between spending and saving and evidently make irresponsible purchase decisions. This is why Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2015) is the perfect opportunity to take control of your finances and educate yourself in how to spend better.
Throughout the month, the FCAC will be collaborating with organizations from across Canada to help Canadians learn more about financial literacy. More importantly, through various resources provided by FCAC partners, Canadians will be able to get insight on better investing, budgeting, financial planning, and protection against fraud.
This year, FCAC has picked the theme “Count me in, Canada” which focuses on the involvement of Canadians from private, public, and corporate sectors to join in on the conversation about financial literacy and educate Canadians about its importance. You can make a difference by joining in on the conversation with the hashtags #FLM2015 and #CountMeInCA on your social media channels.
Want to find out how you’re doing financially? Check out these awesome tools by FCAC to help assess your current financial standing. Lastly, help spread the word and check out the official FCAC social media on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for more updates.
I just came across a great opportunity to get yourself a gift over the holidays. For those of you that wanted an eReader but didn’t get one here is your chance to get one for yourself, you have until the end of day tomorrow to enter this contest to win a Kobo and $500 worth of books http://bit.ly/heeY1d. Don’t worry if you don’t win because Kobo also has free Apps for the iPad http://www.kobobooks.com/tablets and a lot of the most popular SmartPhones http://bit.ly/gDWaOC . Kobo is also giving you a 35% off your first eBook purchase just for registering http://bit.ly/hqQ8vu.
Buy essential household items in bulks! Take advantage of the discounts you save rather than buying individual items. It will save you both time and money.