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Do you blow your grocery budget if you rush? : The Grocery Game challenge #2 Mar 10-16, 2014

LET THE GROCERY GAME BEGIN   I guess only you can answer whether you bust your budget on groceries if you are in a rush. I can tell you what our answer to this question is but I’m betting every grocery shopping situation would be different. The key here is not so much the time it’s whether you are prepared the minute you walk through the doors at the grocery store. Alternatively I like to earn cash back on groceries meaning I like to use coupons and other means to trim the grocery budget like just recently learning about Checkout 51. Another way we save is by using our PC Points because saving money is important to us especially when it comes to groceries and other items that we can easily reduce on our own. Free money is good! You may find cash flows in as fast as it flows out if you aren’t watching where you money is being spent. Can you agree?   The grocery rush   Just the other week I watched a mother come zooming in to Wal-Mart with her child who immediately wanted to play on the money operated toys they have in the front […]

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Pet peeves at the grocery store : The Grocery Game Challenge #1 Mar 3-9, 2014

NOTHING BOTHERS ME MORE THAN…   Some of the biggest pet peeves at the grocery store are what motivate people to get in and get out. I don’t know about you but my pet peeves can vary depending on the time of day to the day of the week that I go grocery shopping. While I was writing this I decided to put together a list of pet peeves that really get under my skin at the grocery store. They say not to sweat the small stuff and I really am a laid back kind of guy but there are some things that just make me shake my head. There are things that get under my skin but I don’t really show how it affects me because it doesn’t benefit anyone but me. That never solves the problem but deep inside I just wish things would be different. Back to the saying, ‘not everyone or everything is perfect’ and ‘go with the flow’.   Pet peeves   Not everyone will find my pet peeves bothersome but to be honest, they shouldn’t. They are my pet peeves and since we are all different I bet your pet peeves will be different […]

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When you see someone stealing food: The Grocery game challenge #4 Feb 24- Mar 2, 2014

DON’T GET CAUGHT STEALING   I hope I don’t ever have to witness someone stealing food at the grocery store but the reality is that theft at the grocery store happens every day. I don’t have to define stealing to anyone because we learn from a young age that if it doesn’t belong to us we don’t touch it and if you don’t pay for it then it’s not yours, full-stop. Have you ever walked out of a store and the alarms at the door go off because one of your products has a magnetic strip that wasn’t scanned? Or you did steal something and got caught… oh, now what? The alarms going off have happened to almost anyone and the first thing we do is shake our heads and say… I don’t know I paid for everything? We are in a stunned state. I’m to the point where it’s happened so often i just walk back and have them check the products again. A friend of mine had this belt he wore and it set off the alarms at every shop we went in. He got so embarrassed one day in the mall that he took it off and […]

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Do expiration dates on food matter to you? :The Grocery game challenge #3 Feb 17-23, 2014

TODAY’S DATE IS……   I don’t know about you but I don’t often see people check the expiration dates on every product that has a code which they purchase at the grocery store. Likely the reason for this is that they trust that the grocery store has quality, fresh products that are with-in a certain expiration date to consumer, especially if they are paying premium price. When you hand over money you expect the best in return for what you are purchasing. I also know some people who wouldn’t dare put a product in their grocery cart without looking for the expiration date if applicable on the product. They won’t pay full price for something that will expire in a couple of days. The reality is that some products that have food expiration dates outlive that code. I’m sure the manufacturer creates it that way to give themselves room to pick products from the shelves before they go off and the customer sees it. Not every product has an expiration date either because I can’t tell you the shelf life of rice nor an expiration date cannot be found on a huge bag we have. This is likely because of […]

5 Secrets your millionaire neighbour isn’t telling you

LISTEN UP IF YOU WANT TO KNOW   You never know who is a millionaire these days, or do we? A record-breaking 12 million people were millionaires in 2013 and researchers predict that people with net worth of at least a million dollars would continue to increase for the coming years. Their survey also showed that most of these millionaires reside in North America, specifically in the United States; the land of opportunity, while its close friend, Canada, isn’t far behind with almost 500,000 millionaires living there. Now, if we are going to look closely into those numbers, we can conclude that the chances of you knowing a millionaire have increased over the years and so has your chances of being neighbors with a millionaire. You may not know it yet, but Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be millionaires but they just don’t want you and their other neighbours to find out because they don’t like the attention and prefer to live a simple life. That’s right. Most millionaires are not fond of bragging about their net worth to others, neither do they want to show off to residents in their neighbourhood. Actually, there are a number of things that […]

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