Stayed close to home this month so just a few items for comparison. Booked a flight to visit our friends in Austin for their daughters wedding in October. Decided to spend a couple of extra days in San Antonio before going on to Phoenix for a week.
So first off Air Canada does not permit a U.S. stopover so going with them would involve AC to Austin, another carrier to Phoenix, then back to Austin for the AC return flight. Just the AC Toronto – Austin Return would be $3,449.92 with stopovers in Denver outbound and Houston on return – HONEST – I don’t make these numbers up! So you know what we did, Southwest – Buffalo to Austin – Austin to Phoenix and Phoenix to Buffalo, ALL Direct flights – $1,097.00 Savings $2,352.92
I mentioned last month that I had picked an alarm system for the house. I looked into monitoring services and priced all the usual suspects, AlarmForce, ADT, Chubb etc. AlarmForce came in with the best price at $25.00/mth. Plus HST of course. I checked out a couple of U.S. based services. oddly enough the company where I bought the system ended up with best deal $8.95/mth. Total Annual Savings $231.60
Gas ended the month at $3.43 a gallon in U.S. and $1.24 a liter ($4.65 Gallon) So sed on the standard 50 gallons a month – Savings on gas this month $61.00
Did this before but worth reiterating – Off to the Phoenix Coyote’s vs the NEW Winnipeg Jets on October 15. Two tickets including Fees and Delivery Charges – $71.00 – Identical seats at new Winnipeg Arena $263.20 PLUS FEES – Savings $192.00