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As some of you already know, I’ve been working with Sobeys on a few things over the past little while. I wanted to let you all know about a fab little contest that just launched today. If you’re on Pinterest and love good food, you will definitely find this interesting, or PINTERESTING. ;) Anyone who: […]

07 Mar, 2013

Could you use some extra grocery money? I thought so.

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

If you’re on Twitter you may be interested to know about Sobeys next great Twitter party, just in time to celebrate the fresh flavours of Spring. Every tweet gives you a chance to win a Sobeys gift card and up to $1,200.00 in Sobeys gift cards are up for grabs. I’ll be there too, so please mark […]

25 Jan, 2013

Good Eats Friday!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Weekends are when many of us recharge our batteries and grocery shop. So for the next while there’s going to be a recipe-related post here at the Fishbowl. Every Friday I’ll be posting a couple great recipe ideas from fellow foodie peeps that have made it to my “must try” list.

Surely one of the most welcome gifts this time of year is a gift card to a grocery store. Just yesterday I was picking up groceries at Sobeys and I could practically FEEL my wallet breathing a sigh of relief as I handed one over. That’s why I’m pleased to tell you about a new […]

Awhile back on the Fishbowl Facebook page I asked readers to tell me about one thing they’ve stopped buying and started making instead. Here’s what they said!


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