Stay on Budget @PCFinancial @JoeFresh @ShoppersDrugMart @PresChoice #PCFschooled #BTS

Sad but true, summer will soon be over and we’ll all have to face back-to-school and/or back-to-work and all it entails.  Whew!  What a mouthful.  Are you feeling the pressure yet?

Disclosure: I have not been compensated to share this post other than the event and swag. The opinions on this blog are my own.

It doesn’t have to be stressful, or expensive for that matter!  I have so much to share with you, so let’s get started:  on August 3, 2016 I attended the Get Schooled PC Financial Event where I learned various tips of staying on track in an affordable manner.Stay on trend with affordable fashion.  Back to school clothes means big bucks, especially when kids want the latest trends.  Joe Fresh offers the latest looks for less and your kids may get a few more pieces for the same price you’d spend elsewhere. [you can follow hashtag #PCFschoolted across social media for all attendees’ views]  Discover a world of affordable fashion at  The PC Financial World Elite MasterCard offers 3x the points toward future purchases. For more details visit

  1. Come up with lunch box ideas together.  There’s no bigger waste than seeing the sandwich you made the night before come back in its container at the end of the day.  Healthy options are important, so consider including your kids in the process and pick out a few recipes together so they feel invested in what they’ve prepared.  Try a variety of products!  Visit and even build your own collection at
  2. Don’t double up on supplies.  Determine what needs to go to school and what is best kept at home.  Keep the extra, easily lost items for home use.  Set out a space for homework and projects where these pieces can be easily stored and shared between all the students in your home.  Find savings at
  3. Stay tech-savvy.  Staying digitally connected with our kids is important, especially when they travel to and from school.  There are tons of plans out there, so it’s important to ensure you’re only paying for what you need.  PC Mobile has some great basic, kid-friendly options.  Find out all you need at
  4. Maximize value with points.  Leverage your loyalty programs, like PC plus, when you’re buying your back-to-school necessities and every day essentials.  It’s a great way to maximize your saving.  Learn more at

Of course, the fun and savings doesn’t end here!  There are many other departments to discover!  To discover a world of fresh food and more visit  and for a world of pharmaceutical supplies and beauty (hair, make-up, skincare, etc.) try Fall 2016 QUO has a back-to-school limited edition collection that you will absolutely love!  Note:  Joe Fresh Beauty products are available August 2016 at Shoppers Drug Mart.

You can’t say that I didn’t share a wealth of information.  With all the money you save, you can speak with a financial advisor at PC Financial to learn what is best.  It’ll depend on your needs, situation, and your stage of life.
Whatever way you choose to save money, remember that every little bit helps.


OneWalk. One Day. All Cancers. #OneWalkShoeSelfie

Cancer has cost us way too many lives already.  Gone are the days when cancer was believed to only strike smokers, or those of the older generation.  Today, we know better.  It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, if you’re male or female, and if you’re rich or poor.   It also doesn’t mean that you should sit back and wait for it to strike you or someone you love!  There is something you can do.  Early cancer detection means the prognosis for a complete remission is much improved.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

On September 12th, 2015 warriors will walk 25 kms through the streets of Toronto, united, knowing that together they are changing the future for all those affected by this terrible disease.

Everyday, over 500 Canadians will hear the words “I’m sorry, you have cancer” and their families, friends and co-workers will rally together and prepare for the fight of their lives. Cancer is a powerful foe, costing us precious time with those we love, affecting men and women of all ages.

In cancer research, one breakthrough is everyone’s breakthrough. One person’s fight is the battle we all take on.

The Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is your opportunity to be part of a game-changing movement to conquer cancer.  We may be able to find a cure during OUR lifetime!  Money raised goes towards cancer research and care; you’ll be enabling world-leading clinicians and researchers to detect cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for each patient and support patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.

100% of all donations go directly and immediately to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Proceeds from the event stay in our province and are invested in leading-edge cancer research, prevention and screening programs, as well as education, care and other cancer initiatives. In addition, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre pays for the costs of the event, most of which come from resources right here in Toronto.

When walkers register, they can select the cancer fund that matters to them:
– Breast Cancer
– Gynecologic Cancers – Uterine, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar Cancer
– Colon, Rectal and Gastrointestinal, Prostate,
– Testicular, Bladder and Genitourinary Cancer
– Head and Neck, Brain, Central Nervous System,
– Eye, Skin and Melanoma, Endocrine Cancer
– Lymphoma, Kidney Cancer
– Leukemia, Childhood Cancer
– Lung Cancer, Sarcoma

OneWalk. One Day. All Cancers.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is an international leader in the fight against cancer and the largest institution in Canada devoted to research, clinical enhancements and survivorship programs. The Princess Margaret is leading the way in the creation and implementation of the new gold standards in cancer care: Personalized Cancer Medicine.

Let’s walk together!

Cancer has taken several members of my family:  my Aunt, my Grandfather, my Grandmother, and several friends, co-workers, and acquaintances.  The truth is, cancer doesn’t just run in my family or yours.  Cancer can strike anyone, and does.

Let’s help the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre spread the work via social media through a OneWalk Shoe Selfie Twitter Party!  Please join the Twitter Party August 26, 2015 at 8pm EDT to show your support!

onewalkshoeselfie#OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party

Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 8:00pm EDT
Hosts: @thePMCF @OneWalkToronto @Telus
Mods: @Alofs @ChristineLasky
Prizing: Ten (ten) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards

Note: Everyone is welcome but only Canadians, excluding those in the province of Quebec, can win prizes.

Connect with OneWalk:

OneWalk Website:
Twubs Page: