These little tips can put extra money in your pocket!
Credit Card/Optimum Points – If you have a credit card that you earn points that you usually use for hotel or travel consider cashing them in for gift cards that can be used for groceries.
Couponing/Price Matching – Lots of Canadian stores allow you to price match and some will even beat the competitor’s price by 10%.
Curbside Pick-up – You have pre-planned what you are going to buy and won’t overspend or buy things you don’t need. During the current pandemic most grocery stores are offering the curbside pick-up without any additional fee.
Coupon and Cash Back Apps – Some examples of these apps are Checkout51, Ebates, Swagbucks.
Bulk Buying – buy in bulk vs pre-packaged, it will be better for the environment and your wallet.
Schedule – have a schedule so the kids aren’t in the kitchen all day snacking
Use Dryer Balls/Hang Dry– using dryer balls cuts down the drying time or better yet hang your clothes to dry
Thermostat – adjusting the thermostat by just 2 degrees can have a significant impact annually.
Unplug– unplug any small appliances, chargers etc. when not in use, they can still draw electricity when not in use.
Lightbulbs – consider switching your bulbs to LED as the current ones burn out. Turn off lights when not in the room.
Water – have a maximum set time for showers or baths
Curtains– Black out curtains are great at keeping the sunlight/heat out if you are worried about your home beginning too warm with summer on its way