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If You’re Running Out Of Grocery Money Try This : The Grocery Game Challenge #5 Nov 30-Dec 6, 2015

WHEN THE CUPBOARDS ARE BARE   Running out of grocery money before the end of the month is heartbreaking for anyone especially families with children. We all deserve to eat and should never go hungry but sadly this happens every day to people all over the world. Nobody likes to admit defeat but there are times where we have to step up and ask ourselves why things are going the way they are and whether we can make successful changes to our lives. The wonderful news is that there are services to help those in need who run out of grocery money in the form of free support in almost every city. A huge thank-you to those who take time to donate to food banks and other local charities because your support goes a long way to help people in need. There are also other ways to help get back on track financially as long as you are motivated to see results. I received the following email from a wife/mother of 2 young children this week that I wanted to share with you. Hi Mr.CBB, I wanted to know if you could give me some advice about grocery shopping. I’m […]

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4 Ways A New Diet Plan May Impact Your Grocery Budget :The Grocery Game Challenge #4 Oct 26-Nov 1, 2015

I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT   Every now and then I hear someone say they want to start a new diet plan so they can shed a few pounds. We’ve all been there and some say it more often than others. This time around it’s my wife and she’s on a mission to lose weight and get back her pre-baby body. She just woke up one morning and said, “Enough is enough, let’s get this diet plan going”.  And, so it begins. I know some people aren’t a fan of the word ‘diet’ but I don’t view it as a jail sentence like some people do. I believe the word diet encompasses our overall health and wellness. Just recently we’ve talked about 2 different diet plans on the blog, The Paleo Diet Plan and The Raw Food Diet Plan both of which are filled with good healthy food. A diet is filled with products that we as humans consume and they are either good for us or not. It’s about living longer and not just about living in the moment. Losing weight fast is never recommended which means fad diets are just that, a fad and a waste of time. […]

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Click and Collect Online Grocery Shopping Is Here : The Grocery Game Challenge #3 Oct 19-25, 2015

GROCERY SHOPPING HAS GOTTEN EASIER!   Have you ever dreamed of having a personal shopper? Don’t we all. Well dream no more if you live in Edmonton, Alberta because Loblaws launched Click and Collect Online Grocery Shopping in some of their Real Canadian Super-Stores (RCSS). To be honest it almost sounds like a drive-thru grocery shopping opportunity. I did a bit of research because I wanted to learn about this new click and collect online grocery shopping in Canada. At Tesco UK, they have done home deliveries ever since I can remember but now they do click and collect so it’s not a new concept. You might even remember your grandparents or great-grandparents tell you that they worked for a grocery store delivering groceries. Do you remember the milk man? Fresh milk brought right to your door. These times are all coming back but with a twist, technology. With the snow on the way the click and collect online grocery shopping service could be a VERY popular service for Loblaws and make them a fortune. They are not targeting all those people who would rather not shop, those who can’t shop or those who don’t have the time to shop. […]

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Should using the self checkout qualify you for a customer discount? – The Grocery Game Challenge #3 Sept 21-27, 2015

NO EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT!   As of right now I don’t know of any grocery stores that will qualify a customer to a discount if they use the self checkout. Not even a loyalty card that states if you use the self checkout 10 times you get a Free Steak is available as a perk. I like Steak! You get ZIP Diddly as my wife would say, nothing. While standing in line the other day waiting for a product check watching and shuffling my feet another customer spoke up from behind me. “Hey, why doesn’t someone open up another cash register so we can get out of here faster?” says an older gentleman wearing a black business suit. You see this grocery store has 10 checkout lanes but only 2 of them were open although the self checkout was also available. Was it even worth moving over to the self checkout? Is the store purposely not bringing in enough staff to open the grocery checkout lanes because they rely on the self checkout? It’s all about the money. I’m sure there is some truth to this because if there wasn’t there would be more staff on duty to handle those customers […]

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How To Adjust Your Grocery Shopping List After The Kids Move Out : The Grocery Game Challenge #1 Sept 7-13, 2015

TIME TO FINE-TUNE YOUR FOOD   Your grocery shopping list will need some adjustments now that your children have left home whether it’s for school or to start life on their own. Budgeting household expenses is one of the biggest changes you will have when the kids move out apart from less noise in the house. When the kids are finally gone you have to back-track to the days when you had no kids. It will take time for this new adjustment so don’t get upset if you don’t knock it out of the park the first month or two. I bet you can remember all those days you were scrambling to make lunches at the last-minute because you forgot the night before. Your pantry and refrigerator were filled with foods that you could whip up in a flash because time was never on your side. We found that after our son was born everything we did was at warp speed where before we had just rolled along peacefully. Those were the days. Parenting is hard-core work and with that you need to be organized especially with the monthly household expenses including the grocery budget. Now that we have a […]

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