Monthly Archives: April 2011

April Summary

Now that I’m writing this Blog my friends are asking me to pick item’s up for them when in Phoenix. Your see some of these in this months posting. So the month started off with a couple of big purchases; … Continue reading

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Squeezed Dry!

You can only pay so much for the “basics” until something has to give….. April 20,2011 (Toronto, ON)– Working to pay off debt and cover basic living expenses, more than half (54%) of Canadians find it a real struggle or … Continue reading

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March Summary

Not much doing this month as we were grounded in Newmarket till end of month. But here are a few tidbits… Lowes Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and so I was off to Lowes in Newmarket to get … Continue reading

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‘Raging’ loonie feeds growing gap between prices in Canada and U.S.

‘Raging’ loonie feeds growing gap between prices in Canada and U.S..

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Would you like cream or HST with that coffee?

Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press, Wednesday April 6, 2011 TORONTO – As increased prices percolate through the menu at Canada’s largest coffee and doughnut chain, observers are warning Canadians to brace themselves for higher prices at other chains as well … Continue reading

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In Your Face!

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m going to keep this section for obvious pricing discrepancies. If you see an item, cloths, book, magazine or anything else that lists both a Canadian and U.S. price, take a picture … Continue reading

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The Big One – Bought a car!

The 2008 Audi A6 in Canada is coming off lease in June so it was time to go shopping. I was originally going to stick with the Audi as they have been a great car and I have basically owned … Continue reading

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February Summary

Stuck in the snow this month so not too much to report other than basic day to day. The Canadian Press has today (February 19) published that “The price of Gasoline was 13% higher in January 2011 that it was … Continue reading

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Food – No Jamie Oliver Shows in Canada

My wife has got to stop sending me to the store. I was sent out for some “basics” at the local Metro, milk $4.49 3ltrs and Eggs $2.89.  I searched the Phoenix Albertsons flyer to compare milk $0.78 64oz and … Continue reading

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January Summary

The year stated off with a bang when Luck would have it that we had planned our first trip of the year to Phoenix on January 5th. We have found that flying out of Buffalo is the most cost effective … Continue reading

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