July Summary

So we had a conference in Tampa this month so off to Buffalo and the friendly sky’s of Southwest.

Before getting to airport we saw savings; had to ship some products back to one of our U.S suppliers, rather than shipping from the local Fedex, at $55.25 we dropped it off in Buffalo at $24.00 including insurance. Savings $31.25.

Next was the flight, no surprise to anyone we flew out of Buffalo. Return Flight Southwest $364.00. On Air Canada $840.57. As we are going to a conference and have to take a portable show booth and supplies with us these are Free on Southwest and $75.00 each on AC, another $300.00 – each way. Parking at Buffalo is $10.00 per day or $50.00 for the week. At Pearson $18.00 day in Value Park, $90.00 week. Savings $1,632.00

We opted to buy our “show give-aways” in U.S. as well, Acer iconia pad, $410.00 with tax at Best Buy U.S. vs $563.00 with HST at Best Buy Canada. Two units Savings $307.00

Like a cigar from time to time and Tampa a great cigar town. In addition to a couple of the local hand-rolled specials $6.00, I opted for some familiar brands; Ashton $6.95 U.S. vs $18.50 Cdn., CIO $5.95 U.S. vs $21.00 Cdn. You get the picture. Savings $100.00

Also have to state here that hotels are way cheaper – Westin Harbour Island in Tampa $92.00/night vs Westin Harbor Castle in Toronto at $177.00/night on Expedia.

So not a bad month – over $2,070.00 in the pocket!

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