Since a lot of the food that I buy is hard to find coupons for, I have to be creative about how I save money on these items.
Produce, vegan food items (Vegenaise, Tofu, etc.), and organic grocery items are not cheap. Not if you want to purchase high quality food (which of course, I do).
Sure, it’s easy for me to grab a bunch of flyers and price match at stores that allow it, but the only stores that I feel okay buying produce from are Sobeys, Longos, Highland Farms, and Organic Garage – and they don’t allow price matching.
I don’t mind Real Canadian Superstore’s produce quality either, but I only shop there because of their PC Points program. If it wasn’t for that, I would stick to my other 4 stores, simply because they are closer to me than Real Canadian Superstore.
Speaking of PC Points, this is one way that I can save money on my groceries. Since I use my PC Mastercard for everything, my points accumulate fast. I also am sure to take advantage of the bonus point offers if they apply to me.
Since this points program came into play, I have racked up over $90 in points, and today I decided to redeem them and stock up on some food items that I normally buy, but don’t usually have coupons for.
Real Canadian Superstore Shopping Trip:
1x Coconut Sugar @ $6.39
1x Soy Chocolate Milk @ $3.98
1x Vegenaise @ $4.99
1x PC Organics Wild Blueberries @ $5.99
1x Barbara’s Chocolate Chip Snackimals @ $3.99
1x Organic Rice Cakes @ $4.29 (I LOVE these!)
1x Maple Bacon Kettle Chips @ $3.39 (yes, they are vegan!)
2x Tofu @ $2.49 each = $4.98
1x Terra Stix @ $3.98
1x Tazo Tea @ $5.49
1x Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks @ $3.99
5x Kiwi @ $0.50 each = $2.50
1x Pint Raspberries @ $5.98
1x Strawberries @ $3.97
1x Soygo Yogurt, 12 Pack @ $5.29
1x Coconut Yogurt, Vanilla @ $4.59
1x Pint Blueberries @ $3.97
1x Celery @ $1.79
2x Orange Peppers @ $2.95
1x Campbell’s Vegetable Broth @ $2.29
Tax @ $0.68
Total @ $90.03 – $90 redemption = $0.03