If I am taking anything away from this recession, it is that we need to look after our money more. I am in my mid-thirties and I have never really been through something like this and in the past I just accepted that prices are what they are. Our family hasn’t been affected as much by the recession (yet), but there’s no time like the present to learn better spending and saving habits.
My father says “If you don’t take care of your money, there are a lot of people out there who will take care of it for you.” Now that I am grown and have a baby bird of my own, that statement makes more sense now.
So, that being said, I have three reasons for the title of my post.
1) They have really good sales each week and the ‘manager’s special’ prices can be quite significant (enough to use coupons with and almost get it for free).
2) They allow coupon stacking, which means if you have two or more different coupons for the same product, they will allow you to use both (or all) of them, provided they have different codes.
3) The cashier that always works at my London Drugs is AWESOME. She is so nice and has nice comments on the amount of money I am saving (something like “Great savings today.”)
I went up to London Drugs yesterday to see how I would do on my first try at coupon stacking and I was able to pick up $18 worth of items for $3.71. Not too bad for a first try.
So going forward, I will be buying ALL of my non-food items at London Drugs and will be checking them frequently. So save all of your coupons and visit your London Drugs soon.
I am actually going back to bed now. Baby Bird was up for pretty much the whole night. My parents are still here so I am taking advantage and catching up on sleep.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.