FAQ

Canadian Savers (previously Free Samples Canada) was set up in 2005 and is now the number ONE freebie and coupon site in Canada. We offer all sorts of money saving deals such as freebies, competitions, coupons and discounts.

What is Canadian Savers and how to use it?

For how long have you been running?

Canadian Savers (previously Free Samples Canada) was set up by 2 girlfriends in 2005 with the main goal of finding all the free stuff offers available for Canadians. But the website has changed its look throughout the years and recently we have also changed the name of the website to Canadian Savers. We thought that this would be more accurate for our website as besides freebies, we have started to publish all sorts of saving deals such as coupons and discounts.

Do you charge for your service?

We will never charge for the service we offer. We are 100% free. All you need to do is visit our website, subscribe to our newsletter and enjoy all the offers for free.

I want freebies and coupons, how do I get them?

In order to start getting your hands on some nice offers, head over to our homepage and sign up to our newsletter to receive daily emails packed full of free samples, offers, coupons and more. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to get access to the latest coupons available in Canada.

How long does it take for freebies to arrive?

You should expect between 2 to 6 weeks for freebies to arrive. If you do not receive your gift, contact the company in question to let them know.

I can’t get one of the deals you have posted through Canadian Savers website, can you help me?

Try different browsers to access the website (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome etc). Otherwise, if the problem is in the company’s website, it’s out of my hands; you would have to contact the company offering the deal directly and let them know about the issue.

How can I get more coupons?

In Canada, coupons are a great way to save money on grocery bills. You can easily find them as there are many sources you can gather them from such as your local newspapers, the internet, on product shelves, or inside store brochures. Here are some tips you can use to find coupons:

Contact manufacturers: On the back of your product package, you can find a toll free number to contact the manufacturer. Call this number and ask the customer service team if they have a mailing list where you can register to get their latest offers and coupons. You can also head to the manufacturer’s website, click on “contact us” to ask for coupons and free samples. Don’t forget to include your name, address and email in your message so that they can contact you back.View offer: Win Free Stuff & Find Great Canadian Specials & Deals with CanadianSavers.ca Use Social Media : Look for the manufacturer’s facebook page. Like their page and check all the tabs listed on the left side. You generally find giveaways, coupons and freebies there. Look for in-store coupons : Look for in-store coupons : Look in the stores while you do your shopping. You can find coupons in front of the product or display to use immediately or to save for later.

How can I build a stockpile?

You can build a stockpile by stocking up on items that you purchase with the coupons you find on Canadian Savers website or items that you find on sale. I personally like to stock up on some things all year long but I find it nice to give whatever is left over to local food banks, friends and family. Check out this link to learn how to stockpile.

What can I do with coupons I don’t use?

A good way to get rid of the coupons you don’t use is to trade them for other coupons you would like to use. You can also organize or take part in coupon trains. A coupon train is an envelope of coupons that travels from one stop to another. To trade your coupons or organize a coupon train, you can write a post on FSC wall explaining what coupons you already have and what others you would like to get.

I would like to learn all the coupon lingo! What are the basic abbreviations and acronyms I should know?

One Per Purchase: You can use 1 coupon for each item you are purchasing not for your entire transaction). For example, if you are buying 2 bottles of water and you have 2 coupons, you can use one coupon for each bottle, but you cannot use 2 coupons for the same bottle. Stacking : When you are allowed to use more than 1 coupon per item. FPC : Free Product Coupon that allows you to get a product for free. BOGO: Buy 1 Get 1 Free B2G1: Buy 2 Get 1 Free B3G1: Buy 3 Get 1 Free MIR: Mail in Rebate P&G: Procter & Gamble, the company that markets brands such as Tide, Pampers, Gillette, Head & Shoulders etc SDM: Shoppers Drug Mart SPM: Specially Marked Packages Tear-Pad: Coupons that you find in stores, on the shelf or display. You can find tear pad coupons on the product’s shelf at the store (it’s like a little booklet where you can “tear” the coupons out). WUB: When you buy WUS: When you spend LD: London Drugs RCSS: Real Canadian Superstore PEELIE: Coupon that can be “peeled” from the product. Insert Coupons: Coupons that you can find in newspapers, etc. Mail out: Coupons that are sent to your home via Websaver.ca, Save.ca, or Brandsaver.ca for example. Booklet Coupons: They can be found in booklets or promotional brochures that can be found at the store Hangtag Coupons: They are actually coupons “hanging”from the product itself, like this. Call-in Coupons: coupons that you can get by calling the manufacturer directly and get them to send them to your home.

How do I sign up?

Sign up here to make sure you’ll never ever miss a deal!

Will you spam me if I subscribe to your newsletter?

We never pass on the details of our subscribers to any other person or company. The emails you provide us will only be used to send you our daily offers. But please bear in mind that when you complete a form to receive a freebie, the company offering the free sample may use your details to send you unwanted emails or spam to your inbox. Canadian Savers is not responsible for such a thing as our mission is limited to provide you with the link where you can request your freebie. To avoid receiving such emails, pay attention to the terms and conditions attached to the offer and make sure to check/uncheck certain boxes where companies ask for your approval to send you emails. We suggest that you set a secondary account just for requesting freebies.

I already registered to your newsletter but never received any freebie. What am I doing wrong?

Signing up for Canadian Savers newsletter isn’t enough to get coupons or freebies mailed to you. We don’t offer any freebies. We only help you find the links to get them. So once you find an offer that interests you, you’ll need to click on it and follow the steps according to our recommendations (either fill out a form with your mailing address or print a coupon and redeem it in-store to get your freebie)

How do I unsubscribe from your newsletter?

Simply click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email newsletter you receive from us.