So who here is a double dipper? I know I defiantly am! One of my tricks for saving money is not over buying when I do my shop on Fridays. I buy what I think I need or maybe a little less then I wait. I like to see what next week holds when it comes to sales. Every week there are sales, every week there are items that I want or need, but every week I try to stay under my budget. By waiting I find that i actually buy less. I think always try to leave enough money in the budget, per week, to cover any sales that may pop up (like the VH Sauces) or if I want to go back and get more of an items before weeks end. When I get my flyers on Wednesday (I know I am one of the lucky ones that gets them very early) I take a quick look through to see what the coming week has to offer. From there I decide if there are items that I should go pick up on Thursday from the previous week. For example we go through a lot of fresh veggies and fruit, if they are not on sale in the coming week but were on sale last week I will "double dip" the sale and go again on Thursday. Last week I picked up a few of the shaving creams and cereal that were on sale. This week I saw that they were not on sale anywhere so I decided to pick up more today before the sale ends. The shaving creams are for family and friends that requested them and the cereal is for our stockpile.
2x Special K = regular $5.29 PM Metro $2.88ea (saved $4.82)
Oatmeal Crisp = regular $4.99 PM Metro $2.88ea (saved $2.11) *Plus a coupon for B1G1 Free for the movies
15x Shaving Cream = regular $3.79 PM Loblaws $1.99 + coupon $1.00 = $0.99ea (saved $42.00)
Subtotal = 23.49
HST = $1.93
Total Spent = $25.42
Total Saved = $48.93