The Saturday Weekend Review #10 December-White Christmas,Facebook $1 Fee

Saturday Week In Review Mr.CBB

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Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review

A White Christmas may actually been in the forecast for Ontario however it seems to change hour by hour. All I care is that we arrive at our destination safe to spend the Holidays with our loved ones. If you are on the roads please make sure your vehicle is winter ready and drive safe.  Happy Holidays to All!

Financial News Mr.CBB

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

OK, I must have a bit of a chuckle after learning about the Facebook $1 Fee that they will be testing out when someone sends a message to strangers. I posted this on Facebook last night and many fans came to say they would never pay to use Facebook. I agree, neither will I. Personally it doesn’t really affect me as I don’t contact random people.  I don’t know where they will take this but it seems some groups might be affected from what I’m told. Couponing sites and buy and sell Facebook pages rely on the messaging back and forth to make coupon trades or sales of used and new items.  Will it be a matter of time before “Free Facebook” becomes “Fee Facebook”?

Other than that the blog as you know is going through a redesign and one that I was told by my awesome designer that would be super-duper awesome. Not in so many words but I know that Andrea is going to change the way we look at Canadian Budget Binder. I’m sure all of us will look back and laugh at the site that I have now and wonder how I made it through one year. I’ll tell you, it’s the awesome fans and that’s why I’m taking this site up a notch! Get ready for the New Hot ,Sexy, and Stylish  CBB!!!

Canadian Budget Binder’s Weekly Post Recap

I’m currently accepting guest posts. If you are a blog owner give me a shout! I can’t guarantee everyone a spot but give me your best topic pitch and show me what your work looks like!

Guest Posts I Wrote:

Top Blog

This is where I will share the top website that sent me the most traffic for the week! The Top Blog To Drive Traffic To Canadian Budget Binder for this week goes to Mrs.Janaury.com, Thanks Cassie!

Top 3 Blog Commenter’s- This is to recognize those fans that contribute and visit Canadian Budget Binder….

Blogs That Shared Us With Their Fans This Week!

I know many of my fans read this post as they tell me they wait for it each week. To all of my fans please check out these personal finance Bloggers below and follow them. I read their Blogs everyday and I know that you will benefit from them as well.  Come back each week as I will name other Blogs that I think you should follow!

Thanks to all the Bloggers that link up and share my posts and this is why I do my best to share your posts with my Fans via social media, so thanks! -Mr.CBB

(If I miss You..please let me know as I didn’t get the Ping and I will include your post next week as this runs Sat to Sat so if you linked me on Sat it will show up next week)

Carnival Mention

Personal Bankruptcy Canada- Personal Bankruptcy Blog Carnival December 19,2012

web search terms

What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder on the Web

Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them? Any typos below are simply the person who searched who made the error or me ;-)

Top Pick- Where in Ontario are the biggest snobs from? – Who looks up this crap, really?

  • Scrooge Gifts- Ba Humbug, I’ll just look on-line this year says Scrooge…
  • Women Who Want Men Initiate- Who’s complaining?
  • Why do my balls not hard?- Please tell me you are referring to peanut butter balls.
  • Is Growing Celery Hard?- Not unless you plan to wake up in the middle of the night to feed it and sing it a lullaby.
  • Canadian Government Scanning Me- Why, are they after you?
  • Why I like Scrooge- Maybe because he’s frugal because it’s certainly not his personality or looks.
  • How do you mate cauliflower and broccoli- Feel the love folks! Welcome baby Caulibroc!
  • Where to buy peanut butter balls? – At my house of course… “Open for Business” :-)
  • Canadian Version of The Grocery Game- You got it baby.. except this one cost you no dinero (that’s no money) and has nothing to do with the American Game at all.
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The Grocery Game Challenge Dec 17-23,2012 Hot Stuff That Tabasco!

Tabasco Christmas Gift

Tabasco Christmas Gift

I’m adding a little spice to the Grocery Game Challenge! Tabasco has been so nice to send me this nifty Christmas gift set that I won from Facebook. It came with around 10 coupons for $1.00 off any Tabasco and 10 little bottles of  Tabasco in red velvet bags perfect for a stocking stuffer. Thanks Tabasco Canada! I’ll be sure to pass these along to any Winners in the Grocery Game Challenge.

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It seems many grocery game challenge fans believe their grocery budget has been shot to the moon and back this month and you know what, it has for many. The lesson we learned this year was that we need to make some changes to our grocery budget including Christmas and stockpiling using coupons or simply great deals we find. Having posted our shops all year we will have a better idea for 2013 how much money we spent in 2012 and what we should set our budget at. We do know for certain that if we spend more one month that we WILL carry that overage to the next month to make up for it. There’s no point going over some months and pretending that the end of year figure will still be what we originally budgeted because that will not be the case. In 2013 there will be no room for excuses as we are getting down and dirty with our budget. The grocery game players who have been with me all year-long know where they need to improve and what they need to do to get a better handle on the next biggest expense aside from the rent or mortgage.

  • What are your 2013 Grocery Game Goals? ie: No shop week, stay out of stores, PM more, use coupons etc~
  • How will you motivate family members to get on board with your budget?
  • Will you lower your budget or add more to your budget?

Also: What suggestions/improvements do you have for The Grocery Game Challenge? Please email me with your thoughts so we can make this challenge even better!! I really want to gain more attention with this so we can bring in more fans to help with the grocery budget and gain back control!!

Share them with all of us so we can help you stick to them!!! I’ll be posting our goals in the first post of Jan 2013 Grocery Game Challenge!!

Down to the Nitty Gritty for this week! It was basically a no-shop week for us but we needed some milk.

What Did We Buy?

Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Milk $4.19
  • Total Out of Pocket $4.19

That’s it folks…. we only need milk this week and we are on a roll!!! If you missed posting any shops this month at the bottom of this post is the previous weeks Grocery Game Challenges. Just click and post your shop so you get an entry in the monthly contest!

The Numbers Tell All

Weekly Grocery Game Challenge Results for Mr. and Mrs. CBB

  • Total Grocery Budget for the Week: $84.23 (For the month of Dec)
  • Total Coupons Used this Week:$0
  • Total Scanning Code of Practice: $0
  • Total Spent This Week:$4.19
  • Total Spent So Far for December: $24.28+38.36+$4.19=$66.83
  • Total Over/Under spend this shop: $N/A this month
  • Total Left to Spend for the Month: $17.40
  • Total Coupons Used This Month : $8.54+23.57=$32.11

Overall: We did awesome this week but still have a few FPC’s to use up. We are struggling to use our Cheecha Puffs coupons as we can’t find the product. It felt great to stay out of the shops though this week. The hard part will be after boxing day when all the good deals are on!

Coupons We Found 

This Dempsters Coupon was found at Food Basics.

What coupons have you found lately?

Dempsters coupons Canada

Dempsters coupons Canada

FAQ’s- Grocery Game Challenge RULES…..

  • Do I have to be Canadian to post my Grocery Shop?

No, you don’t have to be Canadian to post your shops only to win a monthly prize. We have a few posters from around the world.

  • When does the Grocery Game Close each month?

The Grocery Game Challenge Closes at Midnight of the last Sunday of the last post for the month. You can post your shops all month-long.

  • Does Your Grocery Budget Include Health and Beauty and Laundry?

Yes our Grocery Budget includes such items as shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, fabric softener, dish soap etc. We don’t mind stockpiling items that won’t be effected by expiry dates or have long expiry dates but not so much food any more. It’s just one way to help cut your budget to save money.

There are many places you can find Canadian Coupons whether it be in store or via the mail.

Canadian Coupon Match-Ups- Match your coupons with flyer sales!

Here are your latest Coupon Match-ups  of the week from around Canada compliments of Save Big Live Better.

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