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What if the customer ahead of you was short cash?:The Grocery Game Challenge #4 Mar 24-30,2014

WOULD YOU PAY FOR THEM?   The last thing you want to have happen while paying for your groceries is that you are short cash. Not everyone has a credit card to pay for groceries to pick up the perks nor do they care to use a debit card to pay transaction fees where applicable. In fact many people use a cash envelope system to budget their expenses and the grocery budget is included. This means that they carry only a certain amount of money with them when they go grocery shopping. Most times they keep this money in an envelope or a separate area. If you are someone who only carries cash while grocery shopping being short  cash at the check-out can be embarrassing for some and for others they simply wave it off as no big deal. Deep inside though we wish we didn’t have to put items back once they are already scanned through. Having enough money to pay for whatever we need at the grocery store is important but not everyone is that fortunate. Planning a grocery shop using the sale flyers, coupons and other savings avenues such as Checkout51, Cart Smart and Snap Saves is […]

Walmart USA getting smarter with pricing: The Saturday Weekend Review #64

BEAT OUT THE COMPETITORS   Walmart USA is making headlines again with more pricing strategies which I think is smart. Pricing wars are not only popular at the grocery stores in the USA but also here at home in Canada. With recent talks of suppliers upset over the low pricing of products just to get customers through the door with what they call loss leader products things could change. A loss leader is a pricing ploy where a product is priced under the marketed cost or what the store purchased it for just to get you, the customer through the door. I was right when I said to save those receipts and now more than ever if you are using your receipts to save money with the new apps available you are thanking me for suggesting you keep them all in an envelope to do your budget. Already retailers will do just about anything to drive customers in to use coupons, price matching and now introducing smart phone app programs such as Checkout51, Snapsaves, CartSmart and PC Plus points. Just last week I was shocked when Food Basics in our area said they now allow printable coupons. There was a […]

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The Grocery Game Challenge #9 Feb 25-Mar 3,2013-No-Shop Week, No Means No!

Photo Courtesy/Stuart Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net We woke up yesterday morning with the intention of this week being a no-shop week, but that didn’t happen thanks to yours truly. So much for the no-shop clause as I’ve busted it for the month even though it’s the last shop for February. That’s right I’m the one to blame this week for making the wrong decision but that’s Ok we’re allowed to make mistakes. A no shopping day or week whichever you prefer to call it means “no shopping” including not even going near the stores. When you hear temptation call its you that has to make the final decision. Yes, No or Maybe is what runs through my mind and sometimes I lose to temptation, it happens to the best of us. I don’t know what made me go into the shops yesterday but what I do know is that the decision cost me $47.73 of which I would not have spent had I stuck to the grocery budget. Typically we shop no frills then food basics as we can price match if we need to but yesterday I just had this urge to go in to 2 shops to see what’s on sale. The […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge #6 February 4-10, 2013~ What Foods Not To Eat, Organic and Gardening

Photo Credit I was reading an article yesterday on Yahoo about 9 foods that we should never eat and wasn’t sure what to make of it. What I did realize though was how important growing organic food was and why we do it every summer. One of the items on the list was canned tomatoes which we use in the off-season for making pasta sauce. It states that it’s not that tomatoes that are the problem it’s the can. The can itself apparently has a harmful chemical called (BPA) Bisphenol A which is a chemical found in hard plastics and the coatings inside food and drink cans called epoxy resins. They behave in a way like estrogen and other hormones in the body. After reading more about the potential health effects of this chemical I’m shocked they are even allowed to be using it. The article goes on to say that it’s best to find tomatoes in a jar rather than a can. We typically buy our tomatoes in the can. A few other foods in were deli meats which they say are crap, which for the most part may be true as they are full of sodium, hormones, antibiotics […]

Check Out Checkout 51: Technology and Coupons in Check!

DON’T MISS THE SAVINGS   Checkout 51 mobile app, have you heard you can get Cash Back on every day items you buy at local retailers in your area? Get in on the action and start saving money in your grocery budget with Checkout 51, the hottest cash back money-saving app around! What is Checkout 51?   Based out of Toronto, Checkout 51 is a Canadian cash back program that allows shoppers the opportunity to save money on products they love. It is FREE Apple IOS app that you download, then shop using the weekly Checkout 51 offer list, and finally upload a picture of your receipt to the app to earn cash back in your Checkout 51 account. EASY! Android For Checkout 51  Is Finally Here! NEW Update: April 18, 2013 –Download Checkout 51 Android App or -Or search “Checkout 51″ in the Play Store Yes, it is 2013! Technology for couponing and saving money in Canada just got exciting!   How to use Checkout 51 with coupons?   The BEST part about Checkout 51 is that you can use coupons to save even more on the offered products each week (offers run Thursday – Wednesday). Checkout 51 lists approximately 10 […]

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