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I popped by one of my all-time-fave-blogs (along with squawkfox ‘s), called Wisebread today and their post was especially useful: a primer on Bargain Shopping. It’s worth the 4 minutes it will take you to read, so pop by if you can.

One of their pointers was to look for meat on special at less than 50% the usual price. Me? I’m excited when M&M’s gives me 4 for the price of 2.

Have I been a chump all these years? I’ve never thought to hope routinely to pay only 1/2 price on my meat.

That raised a further question: I love sniffing out deals, but do I REALLY know if I’m getting a deal?

Readers, what are your standards? What do you consider a true “deal”?

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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

How do you know when a deal’s a deal? Comment

  1. It can be hard to figure out if something is or isn’t a deal.

    I find that I have different criteria for different groups of products too.

    For example, when buying electronics, it’s really easy to stick a model number into google and see how much all the major stores charge. Similar case for DVDs, books, etc, you can price compare between Amazon and Chapters.

    But when it comes to groceries, you can really only go on your own experience. I’m a “stockpiler” so if I see groceries at a bargain price, I buy quite a few for future use (e.g. toiletries, canned goods).

    I think the key is research – don’t impulse buy!

    Anna’s last blog post..P&G Everyday Solutions Newsletter: Coupons, Freebies & Tips!

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    Jun 05, 2009

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