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Spot A Deal, Share A Deal, Get Rewards with Dealspotr : The Grocery Game Challenge 2016 #2 Dec 12-18

THERE’S ALWAYS WAYS TO EARN A LITTLE EXTRA TO HELP YOUR BUDGET.   Attention anyone who likes to save money! No gimmicks, no jumping through hoops to save money and earn rewards along the way. If you’re an online shopper who loves gift cards then I’ve spotted a Deal for you over at Dealspotr. You see, I’m a Dealspotr influencer and I’m going to explain to you why you should sign up and start earning rewards towards gift cards just like I am. I’m pretty new at this too so like you I’m learning my way around Dealspotr but so far I’m impressed with the way I can earn gift cards just for finding and validating deals. What I like the best is that I can promo code shop in one spot for my favourite stores at Dealspotr since they have an exclusive list of Canadian stores to choose from. When I’m shopping online I can’t stand not having a promo code or a discount code when I’m cashing out of my shopping cart. If you see that box on your computer screen you know there must be a code out and I’m always determined to find it. Sometimes the […]

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Overpriced Grocery Store Products You’re Wasting Money On: The Grocery Game Challenge 2016 #4 Oct 24-30

DON’T BE CONVINCED THAT YOU’LL SAVE MONEY ON EVERYTHING AT THE GROCERY STORE.   It’s not often that we go grocery shopping and consider buying a BBQ for the steaks we just bought on sale from the meat department. Some people do buy electronics, outdoor gear, toys and just about anything else that can get stuffed into a grocery store most often because it’s there. Quite often the buyer is giving in to an overpriced product that can be bought for less somewhere else which is not an emergency to purchase. If you grocery shop when you’re hungry they say you will spend more money. These days if you let your mind wander and start to think about anything while you grocery shop you’re bound to spend more money unless you handcuff yourself to your grocery list. Most grocery stores stock everything and anything they can to bring in profits. This is where it’s probably a good idea to stick to the perimeter but be warned even this area is getting plastered with marketing ploys to get us to spend more on stuff we don’t likely want but they try to convince us we do. I remember a Super Bowl […]

How to DIY asphalt driveway sealing: Costs and process

HOME CARE FOR LESS   Every year without fail someone rings our doorbell wanting to seal our asphalt driveway but I’m the DIY guy around here so if I can do it the right way I won’t pay anyone to do it. When it comes to home renos and home maintenance I’m picky so I won’t just do something to be cheap I’ll do it because I know I can do it or call in the professionals. There’s nothing worse than paying to get a job done twice. Re-sealing your asphalt driveway can extend the life of your drive by keeping out water in the winter that then freezes during cold weather. The freeze-thaw cycle can destroy mountains so a small asphalt driveway is nothing to Mother Nature. I personally use a metal shovel during the winter months because it cleans the driveway of snow with a better result than a plastic shovel, the problem is that the metal shovel takes a layer of sealer with it every time. No, I don’t need to invest in a snow-blower either as our driveway does not warrant that expense as it’s not that big. Even so the snow-blower never gets the snow […]

Black Friday: Not just a one day sale anymore

SAVE NOW ON BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS   No more crossing the border for Black Friday as the sales are set to begin on our home turf, many starting today or at the stroke of midnight. If you are not sure what to expect for Black Friday 2013 which falls on Friday, November 29 this year get ready to save some serious cash if you know what you are looking for. Black Friday is just about here and in some places the lines of people camping out in some cases for days at a time have already begun. There are lots of great deals to be found on Black Friday, many of which are in limited quantities meaning a lot of people are hoping to get their hands on one and many who have been unable to in the past. With Black Friday planned around the American Thanksgiving and originally being only an American sale day, Canadian retailers are trying their best to keep Canadians shopping for some exclusive Black Friday deals in Canada. As part of an attempt to keep more Canadians shopping at home instead of crossing over the border into the United States, many retailers are now offering, […]

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The Grocery Game Challenge #2 Nov 11-17, 2013: International grocery store shopping

GOURMET FOOD IN YOUR KITCHEN   The traditional grocery store is getting so big these days and it’s because they are trying to incorporate everything from convenience food, health foods, in-store bakery, deli, fish counter, fresh produce to health and beauty as well as international foods from around the world. Add in the electronics, house and home, clothing etc and you have one huge store to shop in.   Grocery store app   Don’t laugh but I think that some grocery stores given the size they are now should have a grocery store aisle map available to the customer as soon as they walk in the store just to tell them where everything is. Just look at how big the Real Canadian Superstore is now and immediately upon entering you think about how you will travel around to do your shopping. Granted though many stores have giant visible grocery store aisle signs that are hard to miss and easy to find what you need. I think the grocery store aisle map is a brilliant idea though because it helps the customer to solve a grocery related question without having to find a staff member to do the same. You know […]

Expired warranty: Do you buy expensive cheap junk?

Nothing Lasts Forever These Days I’m sorry sir, your product is not covered, the one-year warranty is expired. It’s often said that you get what you pay for but even then I question the validity in that statement sometimes when I say it because it’s not always true. I’m not one to get a product warranty when I buy something because generally if something is going to go wrong it tends to happen after the first year and that means that anything more that you pay for is worth peanuts. I agree, not always but like anything it’s your call to assess the risk vs cost of the extended warranty. Reminds me when Katrina wished she had cell phone insurance when her phone was damaged. Some people say sod that I’m not paying for insurance and others have to have it. A $100 stainless steel kettle we bought lasted us a few months where the $12 cousin lasted us years. So, do you go with matching appliances or products that work and can stand the test of time? Product warranty definition: It means that if a product you buy fails to live up to the quality standards we set out we […]

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The Grocery Game Challenge July 8-14, 2013 #2- Out of stock, get a rain check

Don’t Forget To Take A Rain Check No one likes to see an out-of-stock sign but if it happens have no fear you may still be able to get your hands on a good sale price. Some people call it rain check or rain cheque or even raincheck but they all have the same meaning in the end. I’m not clear why there are so many ways to spell it but for the sake of  this post I will call it a rain check. Rain check definition If you tell someone, “Could I take a rain check” that simply means that you would like to do it some other time or in the case of shopping get it another time. The difference being that in most cases the product is out-of-stock and you want the sale price when it gets re-stocked. Rain Check Sample What is a rain check? I had no idea about a rain check when I moved to Canada and I’ve quickly learned I’m not the only one.  Many people are not aware that when a product that is on sale in the weekly flyer is out-of-stock, unless otherwise indicated “while supplies last” that you can get […]

The Saturday weekend review #24: Limes are our new money tree

Looking Back Over The Past Week New blog When Saturday rolls around it has to be one of my favourite days for writing a blog post because it’s a time that I just let loose and tell you how great or miserable my week has been. I know that I’m teetering on very busy territory shortly as my new blog design and move to self-hosted is on the horizon. I hope you really do enjoy the new look that’s been created and that I continue to improve upon this site that has been built for you and for me. I must admit that WordPress is one of the best free blogs I’ve ever used. It’s so easy to learn and navigate once you get used to it and support here has been absolutely wonderful to me. Moving to self-hosted has meant that I’ve had to find a hosting provider and I’ve decided to go with Bluehost which came highly recommended to me. You can read all you want online there will always be the good, the bad and the ugly so experimenting is what I plan to do. I’m sure I will do a small bluehost review once I’m settled in […]