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Canadian Quick Questions: Should Governments Legislate Your Child’s Chores?

Spain recently approved legislation that requires children to help out with the housework ‘in accordance with their age and regardless of their gender; ‘participate in family life’ and respect ‘their parents and siblings’ ‘respect school rules’ and ‘study as required’ children ‘will have to maintain a positive attitude about learning’ ‘respect their teachers and other …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: Do You Buy Per Pack Priced Fresh Meat?

I don’t buy meat at Walmart often, but yesterday while shopping, I needed to pick up some chicken breasts and did not want to go to our usual store after Walmart, nor carry chicken around for an hour in Walmart.  I know there is always a difference in weights, but the difference really surprised me …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: Funny or Not Customer Service Replies

Andrew Gardner, annoyed by mailings from Shoppers Drug Mart addressed to someone else, sent an email asking for the address to be removed including this Naturally, I can draw one of two conclusions from this: 1) that Matthew is a previous resident of this address … Or 2), and I may be going out on …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: Product Promotion Screwups

While many users got their free Skechers gorun/gowalk shoes without incident, others are venting about the poor communication and service during this promo.  Several users report that Astro cashed their cheques but months later they do not have the shoes but receive multiple calls/emails from the promotional company saying they no longer have the shoe …Read More

Sunlight Discontinues Sample Program After Child Almost Dies Ingesting Sample

Last week, the Lee family received a sample of Sunlight laundry pacs and their 21 month old daughter found it, opened it and ate the laundry pac (likely thinking it was candy) spending almost a week in intensive care before thankfully recovering.  You can read the full story here. The family, while taking responsibility for …Read More

Personalized Shoppers Drug Mart Coupons – Do You Get Them?

There have been several discussions on our forums about the personalized coupons that Optimum cardholders are receiving by email from Shoppers Drug Mart. We want to try and figure out how people can get them, let us know which province you live in, your approximate monthly Shoppers Drug Mart spending and if you receive them …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Which Laundry Detergent Do You Use?

As a couponer, I am not particularly brand loyal.  I will happily try something once and if I like it, will buy it when the price is right, along with any other similar products based on price. This week, pretty much every brand of laundry detergent is on sale somewhere, and while I was going …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: Stores Pricing Meat Per Pack Compared to by Weight

Forum member foo brought up an interesting discussion on the forums which I thought I would share here for more input. What do you think of the new trend of store flyers advertising meat at a per pack price (as shown for the steaks & pork chops pictured above) rather than the usual measurements by …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: Grocery Store Snacking Before Paying – Is It OK?

We have discussed this before on SmartCanucks and likely will again, but the topic came up on our facebook page yesterday. Do you think it is ok to snack before paying in the grocery store?  Does this differ for you if it is a bulk item compared to a single priced item? A few weeks …Read More

What Do You Think Of 1-2 Day Limited Coupons?

With so many people unable to redeem their Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips today due to winter storms and a lack of stock, I wondered what you think of these limited time coupons. I remember similar complaints when the Chocolate Cheerios coupon was to be redeemed on a work day.  I checked a couple of …Read More

Does Bad Customer Service Stop You From Buying Products / Shopping At Stores?

We have all seen posts on the forums with people saying they will never buy a product or shop somewhere again after bad service – but how much do you stick to those threats? I made complaints to two companies in December, one from a company I had sent a compliment to before but I …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: How Much Do You Spend On Groceries

After one of our recent blog posts, several people asked what the average SmartCanucker paid for their groceries.  We have quite a stockpile and live off $50-75 a week in new groceries unless I do a big shop for points etc – but what about you? How much do you spend and for how many …Read More

Canadian Quick Questions: What Is It About A Liquidation Sale That Makes Us Act Like This?

My local Zellers closes in just over a week, so we thought we would go by and see what deals they had left. In the clothes section, people were arguing over a Jockey hoodie, one holding it by the hood, the other by an arm both saying they had seen it first – there were …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: When Does Stockpiling Become Hoarding?

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A topic raised in our last Canadian Quick Question (regarding deal limits) was hoarding.  A few of our SC readers commented that people who clear the shelves are “hoarders”.  There is a fine line between stockpiling and hoarding and it appears that line is different for everyone.  Some feel people are hoarders when they take …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: What Do You Think Is An Acceptable “Deal Limit”?

My previous Canadian Quick Question addressed the rights retailers have to cancel exceptionally good deals before their expiration date.  In that article I mentioned that “There are a slew of reasons why a retailer cancels promotions before they are over.  They run out of stock, the deal was an error (printed incorrectly in a flyer …Read More

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