The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3576454
Posted By: gnu
17-Nov-13 - 07:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I get it now, SRS. Dunno why I didn't clue in on placing the lasagna in a cold oven. DOH! Enjoy yer scoff.

Sobeys is not expensive if you are a smart shopper. I am a regular at three grocery stores, the others being The Real Atlantic Superstore and the Coop. I buy eggs and certain other goods at Costco but I only go there when required on accounta it's so friggin busy. I read the weekly fliers on Wednesday and the sales start Thursday. It is extremely seldom that I buy anything not "on sale". I buy certain things at certain times of year. This is especially so in fall because crops are being harvested, beef cattle are being barned, etc. I buy my Xmas turkey when the turkey war is on. Every now and then, something unexpected happens. Like that there Italian fellah that said he'd never have gay people in his adverts. Last week, his pasta was selling for 99p a pound. Sobeys had a deal on Air Miles Cash spending... use $20 Air Miles Cash get 25 Air Miles (= $2.62). Pasta keeps well and even better if you plastic it and put it in the old US fridge downstairs. 21 pounds of of lasagna, spaghetti, macaroni, etc, should last me a while.

As for the gift cards, I expect $3000 will last about 16 months at present prices. If Her Majesty becomes whimsical again and decides that she and her old pals, including Barack, might have a bit of fun bombing the shit out of Iran, or Syria, or... my estmate would, of course, be adjusted downward. With a term of 16 months, I will still average a 5% ROR on my investment and that includes an allowance for the pittance of interest I would earn if I left the money in my TFSA (Tax Free Savings Account) at the Bank of Nova Scotia. I AM a smart shopper.