Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to save $1,378 Almost effortlessly, and what you can buy for that

I used to always want to try to save $1.00 a day, then after a year, I would have $365! I tried, and I failed...I didn't always have $1 on me, so I would "owe" myself, sometimes putting in $5.00 after 5 days, and it was hard to keep track of. One time,I even tried taping loonies to each day on the calendar so I knew I had saved for that day.(Stop laughing!) The calendar became heavy and it just didn't work, so I gave up!
Recently, somebody had posted on Facebook, about a "52 Week Money Challenge" It's SO easy...for 52 weeks (1 year) you deposit the dollar amount for whatever week you're on (so if you are on week 10, you deposit $10) into a separate bank account, and week after week, watch it grow! I am currently on week 16 and haven't missed a deposit!

I have made my deposit day, every Monday. I have this chart printed out and beside my desk at work, and every time I complete my deposit, I use a highlighter and put a line through the week!
So...after a year, if you are faithful and don't go spending your almost effortlessly saved money before the year is up, you will have $1,378 ! (plus a little accumulated interest!) What can you buy for $1,378 ???? Well I have done a little research and here is what you can buy for exactly that amount:

A Mori Lee Wedding Dress ( I know, I've never heard of them either...but just sayin'!) Or how about a Citizen Men's BL5446-51H Signature Collection Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch (Say that 5 times fast!) Or how about a Coach tour through the Canadian Rockies???
The possibilities are endless (well...almost!) So give it a try! Save for a rainy day, a well-deserved vacation, whatever you like! Good luck and happy $aving!!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Did you know...you can get items FREE or discounted if the price scans in wrong???

Yep, that is right! it's called Scanning Code Of Practice, or SCOP!
It is actually a federal law to visibly demonstrate retailer commitment to scanner price accuracy!

What does this mean? Well, say you are out shopping and you purchase something that is on sale for $5.00 and it rings in at the register at a higher price...well because it was advertised on sale for $5.00, you get that item FREE!!! yes FREE!!! OR if the item is over $10, you would receive $10 off!

Believe it or not, but this actually happens quite frequently and most people don't notice or they do but don't know about SCOP. Most times, cashiers won't voluntarily tell you about SCOP or offer the item free, so you have to mention it to them if you see an error. Make sure you say "that item scanned in wrong" then I usually wait for them to verify that it did come up wrong, then I say "that means I get it free because of the scanning code of practice...right?"  after that, everything is usually pretty good, occasionally you get a cranky cashier that gets all defensive, but usually they're ok!

For more information about SCOP you can go right HERE to the Government of Canada website and check it out for yourself!

So...pay close attention to those monitors next time you shop! You never know when an item scans in wrong!

Well, here it is, April 1st...April Fools' Day! I could tell  you I'm hosting a huge contest where everybody's a winner, or I could scare the crap outta my friends and family by announcing I am pregnant with twins, or I could put sarran wrap on the toilet seat...but those things are just plain cruel!  Sure I've had my share of jokes and pranks in the past, but now that I'm older, I'm not really into it. I think jokes and pranks are more funnier when you least expect it! And April 1st, everyone's walking around all paranoid that something will happen to them!
I dunno...maybe I'm boring, or dull, but it's just not my cup of tea. Sure I'll be surprised and laugh if I'm pranked...depending on what it is..I might get really pissed off and offended too! But regardless...It is April, it is the beginning of Spring and no matter of you celebrate this day of fools or not...have a great day!