grocery game monthly challenge

How To Save Money When Buying Meat : The Grocery Game Challenge #1 Apr 6-12, 2015

YOU CAN SAVE MONEY ON MEAT   Meat prices in Canada have gone through the roof as many of you may have noticed. Meat lovers across the land are seeing a rise in their grocery expenses because the meats they love are not as cheap as they once used to be. Just last week I noticed a pound of lean ground beef was hovering around the $9.00 mark. When I was standing in line to cash out I noticed the lady in front of me buying lots of no-name products then there was this pack of beef that looked about 2lbs for $25.xx. I shook my head and thought there had to be better ways to save money on meat than paying some of these outrageous prices that the grocery stores are asking these days. I don’t know what the mark up is on meat but judging by the price fluctuations it depends on farming, slaughtering processing and transportation costs. Either way we look at it meat is costly to eat but there are ways we can stretch our dollars to make sure we can add meat into our meal plans. I know many of you might say to suck […]

grocery game monthly challenge

Free product coupons and promo codes that expire before the product: The Grocery Game Challenge #3 Aug 11-17, 2014

PROMO MARKETING ON PRODUCTS   Promo codes and free product coupons that you find on everyday products you buy are there to entice you as a customer to make a purchase. I’m not talking about coupon codes you might find on McDonald’s promotional offers or Tim Hortons coffee cups either. Today I’m talking about coupons and promo coupon codes on products you get at the supermarket. I know many of you love to source out coupons in the grocery store or anywhere you can get your hands on them. We do to because savings in our pocket is worth the effort. Coupons seem to fly off the pads faster than most customers can get to them so manufacturers like to promote product savings via putting the coupon or promo codes right on the product. It’s also a great marketing tool because as a customer you see the coupon right on the product rather than hunting it down. Even cases of pop or canned goods have coupons on the packaging.   Promo Codes   I think it’s a brilliant idea to lure customers to purchase or even test out new product although not all free product coupons and promo codes are […]

What Products To Stockpile For Maternity Leave

Deciding what products to stockpile for your maternity leave, and how much, is no easy task! It’s no secret that when you transition to maternity leave you will take a big hit to your regular monthly income. What can make it even harder is that the adorable bundle of joy you just brought into the world additionally has a not so cute impact on your bank account! So, how do you cope? Plan ahead! They say hindsight is 20/20, and I fully believe it! This list is based on my own personal experience of what I wish I had stockpiled for our munchkin’s arrival, and what I will be stockpiling when munchkin #2 comes along! The best items to stockpile are the ones that will help counteract the new expenses being introduced to your monthly budget while you still have a regular income, and simply to help you still live life with as little adjustment as possible! Products To Stockpile For Maternity Leave Stockpiling Diapers–If you are planning on using disposable diapers, try to have at least your first 3 months already on hand by the time baby arrives. If you plan far enough ahead, you are given the luxury of waiting for clearance sales and coupons to combine with them […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge July 16-22,2012 Freshness!

I don’t know about you but cooking hasn’t been at the top of our list in our house the past week. It’s been so hot and humid outside that we really wanted to eat simple without using the stove, oven or crock pot. This is the part of the year where the bbq is my best friend. We even use the side burner to sauté or fry whatever we need to. One day we would love to have an outdoor kitchen but not likely in Ontario although the brick oven is an option. This week was supposed to be our no-shop week as we only have $46.42 left in the budget for the month but… that didn’t happen. We needed more vegetables and bread and with the prices of vegetables so low now it makes sense to load up. We’ve made Mr.CBB’s Garlic humus and dipping veg in for a healthy snack so we’ve eaten more than usual. Since we aren’t cooking as much we are eating salad pretty much 7 days a week with a BBQ’d protein,cous-cous, sandwiches, boiled eggs or tuna. Here are your coupon match-ups for the week July 13-19. Total to Spend left in monthly budget $46.42 Zehrs 1x Bread […]

Canadian Credit Cards Can Provide Some Great Perks! What’s your cup of Tea?

Is there any mystery as to why some people were not meant to own a credit card? When I talk to most people about debt they tell me that it’s the fault of the credit card they carry in tucked in their wallet. They fail to recognize that the card isn’t doing the shopping, it’s them. It’s reality that a credit card is sometimes a necessity to book a hotel, rent a car  or use paypal and other on-line frequencies. If you don’t have one the consumer hears , you are not privy to use our services or we don’t know if we can trust you.  It’s like a gold ticket for these retailers, you mess up, they have your number. If you credit score isn’t up to snuff you might find yourself  lagging your mates who are able to capitalize on all the perks a credit can offer. What is a Credit Score? According to Industry Canada a credit score is a judgement about your financial health at a specific point in time. You can check your credit score for free once per year.  You are rated on a scale of 1-9 where a 1 means you pay your bills within 30 days […]

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