grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Oct 28-Nov 3, 2013 #4- When the price is right and wrong

I’LL TAKE TEN AT THAT PRICE…NOT!   For the most part as customers we expect product pricing to be accurate when we grocery shop. I’m betting that a good majority of people don’t watch the computer screen when their order is being scanned in. Not being mindful at the cash may mean you might miss out on opportunities to score some freebies and or help the store to correct issues in the system and in this case today outside of the scanning system.   Speak up and help   As a regular customer to a few local grocery stores I always do my best to help the store out if I see a problem and I at least hope they appreciate it. In my eyes we are the watch dogs for the grocery store because it’s such an intense system that even the slightest error could cause a customer to get upset or in this case laugh a little, OK I laughed lots. I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure my wages won’t allow for me to purchase a box of Kraft Dinner at $172 a box. I’m also pretty sure that I’ll never have an opportunity to […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge #1 April 1-7, 2013 ~ Price Comparison Grocery List

Welcome back to the Grocery Game Challenge #1 for April and with the unveiling of  our new price comparison grocery list I’m sure our budget will be the same if not better than last month. I know many of you have posted your weekly grocery shops here with me for over a year and know I’m always looking for ways to improve our spending habits. If anything it’s you the fans who have helped the grocery game grow to where it is today with your ideas and suggestions. In the past on Canadian Budget Binder we talked about using coupons and how effective they are, especially when combined with a grocery store weekly flyer sale. One topic we touched on was why it was important to know your prices in order to get the best deal possible in your local area. Many people don’t know the regular prices of their favourite products at the different grocery shops and end up spending more and saving less even while using coupons. I know some of you don’t have the luxury of having many shops in your town but when you do get out to the city to shop having your list ready with […]

Knowing Your Prices Is The Key To Saving Money On Your Grocery Bill

Today I’m going to help those of you who want to save money in your grocery budget by posting your shops in The Grocery Game Challenge. I’m going to talk to you about the Importance of Knowing Grocery Prices. Knowing your prices, and knowing them well is the best way to get more bang for your buck in the budget. This is not going to happen over night, this takes a lot of practice and a consistent weekly effort to perfect your grocery shopping.  I still don’t  have it perfected but I’ve learned a lot and still learn every time I shop. I’m going to use Whiskas Cat food as a great example. Walmart Regular Price is $6.99 for a 1.5 kg. It does go on sale for $6.49. No Frills Regular price is $6.49 for the same 1.5 kg bag. Did you know how long it took me to figure this out? About 4 months.  I was so hung up on “Flyer Watching“ and buying items on sale, thinking  the sale price is “The Price to Watch for“.  I wasn’t engaging in comparison pricing of “Regular Prices” at each store. This is where I suggest for your to start. Take the basic necessities – […]

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