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10 Tips for Holiday Decorating on a Budget

Halloween is officially over, which means…time to put up the holiday decorations! Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. We’ve compiled some of our favorite cost-effective ways to decorate for the holidays on a budget. 1. Use what you have With Christmas decorations being tucked away in boxes for most of the year, it’s easy to forget everything that you already have. Before you go to the store and start purchasing new decorative items, see what you already ha

Your Guide to the New Black Friday — Shopping In-Store

Black Friday is quickly approaching and you may be wondering what in-store shopping will look like this year and how you can prepare yourself for the NEW Black Friday shopping experience. Why might you want to shop in-store, you ask? Well, some retailers will be offering in-store only deals that you won’t want to miss. Maybe you want to save some money on shipping costs. Black Friday is all about savings after all. Or…maybe you simply can’t wait for your new purchase to arrive at your door. Ou

Flipp Users Weigh in on What to Expect This Halloween

Halloween will certainly look different this year, meaning we need to think creatively about how to celebrate while ensuring the safety of ourselves and those around us. Wondering what families within the Flipp community are planning for Halloween? We were too, which is why we reached out to our user base through our Flipp Appinions panel to find out. Here’s what they had to say. Based on our online survey, the majority of respondents enjoy celebrating Halloween, with 64% having positive feelin

Tips to Stay Safe This Halloween

Like many things in 2020…we have to start thinking about what Halloween and what trick or treating will look like this year given the current climate. Do we want our children trick or treating this year? Is it safe? This is a hot topic of conversation right now and has left people wondering, will Halloween be cancelled this year? We will leave that decision up to you. However, we have compiled a list of ways to take extra precaution if you and your family members want to get involved with this

Pumpkin Carving 101

There are few activities as traditional and timeless as heading to the pumpkin patch and finding that perfect pumpkin to carve some spooky Halloween designs with the family. Now, you might think you already know all there is to know about picking the perfect pumpkin and preserving its beauty all season long...but, we bet there are a few tips and tricks in here that you haven’t heard of before. Our guide to pumpkin carving reveals how to select the right pumpkin, the best way to carve it, and how

A Look Inside the Co-op Experience at Flipp

The 2020–2021 academic year is in full swing, which means we’re kicking off our search for the next group of co-ops to join our ranks in January! We understand that choosing the right co-op placement can be tough, so we’re giving you an opportunity to hear firsthand about what the Flipp program has to offer. One of our Software Engineer co-ops, Jet Ravi, who recently wrapped up a four month co-op shares her experience and gives you an inside look at what it’s like to work at Flipp. If I had to

Self-Care Sunday: 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Long Weekend

It’s the last long weekend of summer, and we want you to spend it the best way possible: by taking care of YOU. There are a million different ways to practice self-care, but if you’re stuck on how you want to spend your extra long weekend, we have some suggestions for you. If you need to pick up any goodies to elevate your weekend of self-care, be sure to check out the Flipp app for great sales. You know what they say, #treatyourself. Plan some time to get together with your friends, family, o

DIY Milk Bar Birthday Cake Recipe

You’ve probably heard of, or seen this cake somewhere on Instagram. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it is absolutely delicious. Behold, the Milk Bar Birthday Cake. Milk Bar is an innovative sweet shop that turns familiar treats upside down and on their heads and can only be found in a few cities across North America. Now if you’re lucky enough to live close to a Milk Bar, we might not be able to be friends, but for those who aren’t, Milk Bar is sharing their recipe and one of our Flippe

Your Back-to-School HQ, Presented by Staples Canada

School is looking a little different this year but, one thing is for certain – your student (whether at-home or in school) needs the right gear to help them learn and to keep connected. If you’re not sure where to begin, look no further than Staples Canada. We’re your back-to-school headquarters for everything one needs to be successful. We’ve removed most of the guesswork and are pleased to present the best deals and the right new items to keep everyone excited about the school year ahead. Fin

Our Camping Essentials Checklist for Your Next Getaway

Nothing says summer quite like a warm campfire, toasted marshmallows, a day spent out on the lake, and bug bites...lots of bug bites. If you are planning a camping trip this summer and are unsure about what you need to pack, don’t worry, we’ve put together a camping essentials checklist, so nothing gets forgotten at home! Aside from what you pack in your personal bag, below are some staples you will need for your next camping adventure. If you are missing any of the below items, you can still f

Self-Care Sunday: Mindset Workshop With Carcia Campbell

For this week’s self-care Sunday, we have partnered with Certified Life & Mindset Coach, Carcia Campbell, to walk you through her 8-step guide to maintaining a positive mindset through all of life’s ups and downs. Carcia Campbell is a certified mindset coach with Bright Mindset Coaching, who uses neuro linguistic programming techniques such as emotional freedom, TIME and clinical hypnotherapy techniques while coaching her clients. She is passionate about helping others remove obstacles in their

Delicious Smoothie Recipes to Try This Summer

Smoothies can be a delicious snack or a great meal replacement. They are easy to make and are packed with fruits and proteins to help you prepare or recover from a workout. One of our Flippers and fitness enthusiasts, Marco Villalobos, has compiled a list of his favorite DIY protein smoothie recipes to try this summer. Before you get started, don’t forget to search for your favorite smoothie ingredients and protein powders on the Flipp app for amazing savings and deals.

10 Hiking Essentials to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

One thing we can say about 2020 is that it has brought us more quality time outdoors with our friends and family. With many of us having to postpone international travel, we have noticed a huge spike in the frequency of hiking trips, as more people are choosing to explore their own “backyard.” To make sure your expeditions into the great outdoors are a huge success, we have put together the ultimate hiking essentials checklist with links to all the best deals on Flipp so you can grab everything

6 Pantry Organization Tips on a Budget

Is your pantry a disaster from pandemic stock-piling? Is it difficult to find what you are looking for? Are you buying food that you don’t need because it’s getting lost in the black hole that is your pantry? We are here to help with these pantry organization tips on a budget. First things first, head to your local dollar store(s) to pick up some low cost storage containers to properly organize your food. Try to buy matching containers, jars, and baskets in similar sizes to maintain consistency

6 Resources to Help You Get Through COVID-19

We are very excited to announce the Community Outreach addition to the Flipp app for our Canadian users. We have partnered with various Canadian non-profit organizations to connect you to resources and support services to help you get through COVID-19. From now until July 31, check out the Community Outreach carousel on the Flipp app for resources and connections to the following organizations: Kids Help Phone is Canada’s 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, inf

Spruce up Your Patio With These Simple Tips

With the warmer weather and longer days approaching, one can’t help but want to spend more time in their backyard, soaking up the sun, enjoying a BBQ meal with family, and sipping on an ice cold drink. With all that time spent outdoors, you want to make sure that your backyard living space is as comfortable and inviting as your favorite room in the house. If your backyard is in need of a little TLC, but you don’t know where to start and don’t want to spend a fortune
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