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Old Mar 15th 2016, 5:08 pm
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Not exactly groceries, but had to be in Bellingham today so popped by Wal-Mart as I needed a light bulb and found these for 17 cents US, kid you not, 17 freaking cents and they work, seems they were clearing out this brand for more name brand.
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Not exactly groceries, but had to be in Bellingham today so popped by Wal-Mart as I needed a light bulb and found these for 17 cents US
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Freshco is selling a new brand of block cheese which is quite reasonable and even borderline edible without melting.

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Yep. I thought the 82 cents a friend paid was a good deal but 17 cents is even better.. He went to a store about 20 mins south.

And they produce a lot nice light vs the leds I bought at Home Depot 2 years ago.

Amazing the deals to be found south of the border.



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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Not exactly groceries, but had to be in Bellingham today so popped by Wal-Mart as I needed a light bulb and found these for 17 cents US, kid you not, 17 freaking cents and they work, seems they were clearing out this brand for more name brand.
great deal if you bought other items at a low price, did you include in the FX , time & cost of gas?

What was the round trip distance - was it approx 100km (60 miles)?

Then again, I suppose you filled your car up with the cheaper gas?

All in - all done, what was the net savings doing all of what you did in purchases over the local Canada location spending?

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great deal if you bought other items at a low price, did you include in the FX , time & cost of gas?

What was the round trip distance - was it approx 100km (60 miles)?

Then again, I suppose you filled your car up with the cheaper gas?

All in - all done, what was the net savings doing all of what you did in purchases over the local Canada location spending?

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17 cents US for a light bulb is a great deal, since, (as he said), he had to be in Bellingham anyway it doesn't matter if he bought anything else at all.
Edit: The A&W flyer came today and there's a bacon cheddar Uncle Burger for $3.99, that's the only really good one they make (it's sirloin and compared to this the others are rodeo bulls), and the price is right, jump on it. Have it while you are grocery shopping if you're anal about being on topic.

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Seems since Sobey's bought Safeway they have brought in low prices, Safeway used to be a total rip off place to shop

Are they keeping the safe way name then? I really can't get my head round why the supermarkets don't re- brand as they buy. You have to look at the name on the own-brand products to work out where you are. Crazy.
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Correct. Was already in Belligham for another matter so it was just a side trip on the way home.

Only other thing I bought which after the fx was the same price as in Canada but havent been able to find locally. Its a nitrate test kit for my aquarium.

That 17 cents is about 22 cents CAD so even if one had gone just for the bulbs, in our car would still come ahead since we used so little gas.

Gas round trip is about the cost of 1 LED bulb locally.




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17 cents US for a light bulb is a great deal, since, (as he said), he had to be in Bellingham anyway it doesn't matter if he bought anything else at all.
Edit: The A&W flyer came today and there's a bacon cheddar Uncle Burger for $3.99, that's the only really good one they make (it's sirloin and compared to this the others are rodeo bulls), and the price is right, jump on it. Have it while you are grocery shopping if you're anal about being on topic.
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For now it seems they are. The names have value in their own right in the regions they exist. Whu bring in a new name and spend money rebranding and advtertising to customers the new brand when the existing is well known?

I was pleasently surprised how much prices have fallen in Safeway. They are one the cheapest now.




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Seems since Sobey's bought Safeway they have brought in low prices, Safeway used to be a total rip off place to shop

Are they keeping the safe way name then? I really can't get my head round why the supermarkets don't re- brand as they buy. You have to look at the name on the own-brand products to work out where you are. Crazy.
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Seems since Sobey's bought Safeway they have brought in low prices, Safeway used to be a total rip off place to shop

Are they keeping the safe way name then? I really can't get my head round why the supermarkets don't re- brand as they buy. You have to look at the name on the own-brand products to work out where you are. Crazy.
It seems to depend on the store, where there has been a successfull Safeway in a location for decades (I'm thinking of the one in Cathedral here in Regina) they renovated and enlarged it with new facade and kept the Safeway name.
Re: pricing that Safeway had a history of charging what the market would bear, prices dropped when a Superstore was opened 10 blocks away then rose when it closed. I haven't been checking fliers but if prices are down they're after some of Loblaws' business.

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Earl's have new Korean style chicken wings which are very nice and go well with Stella.
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Just changing to a new wallet as the coin pouch is broken and coins keep falling out through the notes section.

Anyway, I came across the receipt for my last visit to Sobeys. Not a big shop as I was actually buying wine in the liquor store next door and I took advantage of Sobeys pepsi sale on 2l bottles for 99c.

As well as pepsi I came away with Corn starch, Orange Juice, frozen peas, frozen corn, frozen yogurt, superfries, Blueberries, Chicken thighs, Chicken drumsticks and tortilla wraps.

My receipt shows $63.73 plus $2.32 HST and a saving of $64.30. 50%.

Every item was reduced, nothing was a sticker for being near its best before date.

But the "was" price for pepsi is not realistic as somewhere nearly always has it for $1.50 or under and if I adjust it for my usual price, the saving on the bill would be 40%.

For those feeling the quantity of pepsi distorts the picture, if I remove it altogether, the overall savings were 42%.


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They really over-charge for tortillas, I must start making them again.
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Most stores do in Canada and it can be hard to find authentic ones.

I just picked some up in WA state 50 for like 3 bucks....lol



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