Saturday, April 28, 2012

Do you Price Match? Watch out.......Check your receipts..

Just like a lot of folks these days I try to save money where and whenever I can when buying my weekly groceries.   After looking at the store flyers on Thursdays I use them to price match at my favourite grocery store, (maybe not my favourite anymore).
Yesterday after coming home from a quilt show (that's another post), I gathered my flyers and shopping list and off I go.  On three items I saved quite a lot of money, or so I thought.  After several errands, dinner and dishes done I looked at the receipt from the grocery store.  What!! I paid a total of $8.46 for a small box of Special K cereal.  The regular price was $5.49, however, using the price match from another store I purchased it for $2.97, or so I thought.

Not being in a very good frame of mind, I called the store to let them know what I had been charged for the cereal.   Apparently, the cashier is suppose to do only a "search" function on her till to find the price they sell it for, not scan it as she had done with my cereal, which automatically charges me on
my tape.  They have to record every Price Match item,  their price and P.M. price.   She then, has to manually enters the price match price.

Feeling a lot better about the whole episode because I got my $5.49 back today.

Do you price match?  if so, check your receipt, ideally prior to leaving the store.  That's what I intend to do in the future.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


My grand daughter and hubby, are now parents of Alena who was born yesterday, Tuesday at 5.07 a.m. and weighed in at 7 lb. 13 ozs.

Proud Daddy

Big Brother, not sure what this tiny little one is.
Now I know her name and details I can do a label to complete her quilt.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Where has Spring gone. and what was I thinking.

My garden is looking a lot better now after a few showers a couple of nights ago.  Most of the flowers in bloom at the present time are either blue or purple, with a few pink and yellow tulips and some daffodils here and there.  It was too cold to work out there today, seems like we are back to Winter again, cold wind and cloudy skies, where has Spring gone, so I visited the greenhouses at a local garden centre.  Got my colour fix, such beautiful plants in all the colours of the rainbow,  purchased some seeds and also completed an entry form for a  door prize, I am not usually lucky, but you never know.

On my design wall I have some "one block wonder" blocks,  I am using some fabric from my stash,  it is not a very attractive design, don't even remember when I bought it or why, however, must have been a fantastic sale for me to purchase it.  What was I thinking though, seven yards of this ugly fabric.  "One block wonder" blocks make ugly fabric look fantastic.  I am liking the blocks because this awful fabric is now not looking too bad.  Will take a photo of both fabric and blocks when camera battery is charged.

Stayed in the warm, yes I had to turn the furnace back on again, and did some quilting for a quilty friend this afternoon.  Wouldn't  you know it, skies cleared just in time for the evening sunset. 

Still waiting to enter all of the birth information and name of my new great grand baby on a label for her quilt.  My grand daughter and hubby are now a couple days past their due date, so it shouldn't be too long now.

Have a great week.