I realize this post is quite late.
It was Fat Day #2 two Wednesdays ago! This time, I celebrated my birthday with my Iron Dragons family. We went out for sushi! I haven’t really been to that many AYCE sushi places so I asked for suggestions. Julian gave me a few, including Sushi House, Kyoto House, and Kuni Sushi Ya. Out of his suggestions, the only one I had been to before was Kuni Sushi Ya, as it’s relatively close to school and my labmates like it a lot.
It was a bit of a last-minute planned event, as I wasn’t even able to confirm the date until the day before the event. I didn’t really care where we went so I asked Julian to pick a place and he picked Sushi House. So that’s where we went!
In this day and age, apps are all the rage.
Do people even say that anymore? “All the rage?” I don’t think they do…
Introduced to me by Steph, apps can help you save money on groceries! The ones she specifically told me about are Checkout 51, Snap, and Zweet. These are apps that update every week (similarly to flyers) with a list of specific items, which, if you buy them, earn you cashback! Let me explain how it works. (André, this post is for you).
Shopping by the flyer so you buy food when it’s on sale is important. Using coupons is another good way to save money.
But combining both together? Now that’s where you really save.
I bought two boxes of frozen chicken wings (regular price $9.99+tax each) AND two boxes of breaded chicken strips (regular price $9.99+tax each) for $6.08. Including tax. Total.
Here’s an example of how you can combine different offers and promotions to really get the best bang for your buck.
I have surpassed myself.
In a previous post, I mentioned how, for the fill-a-bag event at Loblaws, one could fit about 10 bagels with efficient packing.
Well, I have outdone that.
Our fridge and freezer are both super full. It’s a good thing, because it means we have a lot of food. However, it is also a pity because there are always more things on sale to buy and stock up on (first world problems?)! It doesn’t really help that our fridge is a bit small. See our full freezer and fridge!
This post is dedicated to André, who I believe could benefit from learning how to save money on groceries, since his net profit is about -$500 per year. Other students or people living on a budget could probably benefit from this post too.
1. Shop by the flyer
This is the number one way you can save money. Checking out the flyers of stores will tell you what sales and deals they have and also let you plan your groceries ahead of time. You can compare sales between different stores and see which ones are better. Also, when you plan your groceries and stick to your list, you’ll be less likely to make impulse buys, which will also save you money. If you almost exclusively buy things that are on sale, you will save a ton of money in the long run.