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The Ultimate Guide To Portion Sizes And Your Grocery Budget : The GGC #2 June 11-17

THE SECRET TO PORTION SIZES AND GROCERY SAVINGS IS IN YOUR HANDS   You eat more, you spend more, there’s no round about way to cover this up. Before we start I just want to say that this is not about a diet it’s about a way of life and how eating healthy and with-in the limits of our body is very important to our well-being and our wallet. A PORTION DIET ISN’T A DIET AT ALL… It’s a way of life. It’s so easy to over-eat especially when we don’t take portion size into consideration. Many of you would probably admit to never reading nutrition labels and have no idea what a portion sizes of cereal is. I bet you’d be shocked to find out you probably eat enough cereal in one sitting for two to three people. I know, I’ve pretty much come to realize that portion size is my best friend when learning how to control the amount of nutrition that goes into my body. Since our son was born I haven’t been running as much as I used to and working out has went from every day to a few times a week or when I […]

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10 Best Foods To Bulk Buy When On Sale : The GGC 2018 #1 June 4-10

WHEN THE PRICE IS RIGHT A BULK BUY MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU   Doing a bulk buy doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make a pit-stop to your local bulk food store. The term bulk buy is all about stocking up but not stockpiling everyday essentials that will help lower your overall grocery budget. I’m sure you’re wondering if there is a difference between stockpiling and a bulk buy and the answer is yes and no depending on how you interpret the two. Stockpiling in my opinion is buying in mass quantity for current and future use similar to grocery store shelves or an emergency shelter. When you bulk buy it may be just one or a few items that you buy in large amounts to feed more people or to stretch until the next sale. Example: You buy 3 pounds of butter instead of 1 because it was on sale. If you were to stockpile it you’d have 20lbs of butter instead of 1lb. What does stockpile mean? Stockpile- noun   a large amount of food or goods that are kept ready for future use They have a stockpile of food that will last several months. – Cambridge […]

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Valid Dissatisfied Customer Concerns At Canadian Grocery Stores : GGC 2018 #5 May 28-June 3

Speak up, Move on or Take it! The choice is yours when it comes to being a dissatisfied customer.   Ultimately the responsibility of a well-run grocery store starts at the top of the chain and trickles down but if policies and procedures aren’t met the customers will let them know. The problem is, not all customers voice their opinions to the right people or at all. Grocery store employees deal with a variety of difficult customers but then dealing with angry customers over important issues that must be dealt with right away. I find there is a difference between difficult and angry because being difficult means you want something to happen and angry is because something has happened and you want it fixed.   The Dissatisfied Customer   In any case customers often have valid concerns about the places they grocery shop at and I wanted to know from my readers what bothered them the most about our Canadian Grocery Stores. This isn’t a post to bash any particular grocery store rather it is a way to hear what the customers have to say. Most often customers won’t say a darn thing but they sure as hell think it. […]

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How To Return Food To A Grocery Store Successfully : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #4 May 21-27

YOUR MONEY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU SO MAKE SURE YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR   Step-by-Step I’m going to walk you through how you can return food to a grocery store so the next time you’re not a happy customer you know how to get your money back! I don’t often return food but when I do I make sure I get our money back How many times have you eaten something new or food that you were familiar with from the grocery store and you just didn’t like it? I’m betting you can count a few times on one hand in your lifetime but I want to know, what do you do about it? Today, I’m going to walk you through exactly how we would return food to a grocery store including what we would say and do. When I first moved to Canada there was no way in hell I was returning anything food or not. In fact, I had no idea how to grocery shop in Canada which meant I was starting from scratch. I’m not alone, this happens every day even with people born and raised here. Today, my views and experience have greatly changed […]

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8 Costly Baking Ingredients To Include On Your Flyer Watch-List : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #3 May 14-20

STOCKING UP IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FOR LESS   Walking down the baking aisle at the grocery store or even the bulk food shop is cringe-worthy at times when you start to see the prices of baking ingredients. Here’s the thing though, you have to understand that food costs money and eating well is possible on a budget but YOU must do the work to find the deals. If you are a savvy shopper you need a flyer watch-list which simply means a master list of products that you WILL use but are far more expensive than others you purchase. This means that you will keep an eye on prices for those products in particular because when the time  and price is right you should stock up. This is where a reserve fund or stockpile budget really comes in handy for the everyday consumer. Baking ingredients have always been higher to the consumer who values pre-made products over baking only because we see what we want to see when it comes to pricing. It’s far more convenient to buy a 6 pack of muffins for $5 rather than a bag of flour for $8 especially […]

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