Tag Archives: Canada/U.S. Price Gap

Jackson’s Action

A Car wash is not very sexy but it’s something we all have done whether in the summer to make it look good or in the winter to get rid of and the salt and crap. I’m not that big … Continue reading

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US Black Friday – Still worth the trip south? You Bet!

My US Black Friday paper arrived this am, about 3″ thick! Virtually every major retailer, both bricks and mortar and online, have Black Friday Specials. While shopping online, before Black Friday, has always been possible many bricks and mortar retailers … Continue reading

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Telus More!

I have talked a few times in this Blog about the exorbitant prices charged by Rogers and Bell to us frequent travellers to the U.S. for roaming. In fact I have recommended that if you are a Snowbird you would … Continue reading

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POP QUIZ – What costs 1400% More In Canada?

I have a neighbour in Canada who thinks dandelions, crabgrass and other weeds are to be admired not controlled. The neighbours solution then is to start spraying early in the year, literally when the snow has melted, to prevent the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Tool

This one is for the guys, If your looking for a large rolling tool cabinet and are considering the following from Canadian Tire..   Take a look at the following on sale at Costco.com Even with the exchange (with our … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Results

After a 2,300mi (3,701km) road trip in the US, approximately the same distance as a trip from Toronto to Calgary here are the results in Canadian Dollars…. * Hotels four star well known chain, gas regular 87 octane, Gas $223.71, … Continue reading

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A Canuk in the U.S. post Trumpocopolis

Another day of travel, again at an average speed of 75 MPH and still no carnage, other than the occasional deer and coyote. Gas is averaging $0.62/ltr CDN. Last nights accommodations again with “free” Happy Hour, six drinks and a full breakfast … Continue reading

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Traveling in the US After The Trumpocalypse!

As President Elect Trump was meeting with Obama the U.S. MSP was featuring the protests across the country. What was I to do? I had been planning my U.S. trip for months, what fate would befall a Canadian tourist? With … Continue reading

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They Are At The Post, Or Maybe Not!

Canada Post has served notice that it will be locking out workers in 72 hours. Canada Post blames the union and “a rapid decline in mail volume”. Workers are stating that “They (Canada Post) refused to negotiate fairly with us and … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now

I’m going to take on two things in this post, auto insurance and auto parts pricing. I had the misfortune of having a wayward stone, deliberately thrown up by a gravel truck, strike and shatter my windshield in both the … Continue reading

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