My Broken Garage Door, Seeking Customer Service

The following is a description of the service I received from various door companies while seeking to repair my garage door.

We have had a problem recently with our garage door closing unevenly.  Our door was fully functional, just had a gap on the bottom of the one side when it was closed (obviously).  We googled how to repair the door and came upon some excellent videos to help us out.  We didn’t have the correct tools for the job and due to the risk of something breaking, we decided we’d hire a professional in garage doorland.  Since, I`m home and have a more flexible schedule, I`ll make the arrangements for repair. Continue reading


Sobeys & BMO Banking

Sobeys is now offering no-fee banking through BMO.  It appears to be similar to what Presidents Choice offers but slightly different.  If you’re already a Sobeys shopper this may just be the best banking choice for you!

Collect Sobeys points with a checking account while saving money.  They offer:

   •  No monthly bank fees.
   •  No minimum account balance.
   •  Free daily banking, at BMO ABMs, online and by phone2:
   •  Unlimited debit card purchases anywhere
   •  Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
   •  Unlimited bill payments, transfers and account inquiries
   •  Free first book of cheques, upon request.
For More Information click here

Clearance Sale!!!

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.  ~Mother Teresa

Everybody wants some of your hard earned money.  Everyone wants a contribution to their cause.  Checking out at your local store, you’ll never know which charity you’ll be asked to donate to today.  Sometimes I think, “Sure, why not?” and other times, “No thank you, not today.”  My response is a direct reflection on how I’m feeling in relation to my budget this month. Continue reading

A New Month Means A Retry

February has arrived.  We all consider New Years as a NEW START but a new start can begin weekly, daily, monthly.  February is my restart on staying within the grocery budget.  I don’t often struggle with staying within our budget as I don’t enjoy spending money when I don’t make any but I am finding that I am always challenged by the grocery budget. Continue reading

Royale At Wal-mart

If you haven’t already.  Order your Royale Coupons from  Wal-mart has $4.47 for 12 double rolls of toilet paper or 6 rolls of papertowel which is a fantastic price and take a $1.00 or .75 off it is even better!  If you order the coupons today you should receive them early next week so you won’t miss out on this deal.  Unfortunately, you can order only one coupon at a time so you may have to order a few times if you want a few coupons!

I’ve been waiting for a good price to redeem my coupons!  I like this price.

Rogers Foods

I recently was sharing with you about one of mine and my children’s favourite quick, filling breakfast of oatmeal and yogurt.  After blogging about it, I decided to email Roger’s to request coupons for my favourite oatmeal.  I was so pleased and excited to receive a positive response from them.  Within a week, I received three .50 off coupons for my favourite oatmeal as well as some recipes and other promotional information.  One of the recipes I was sent was for Lemon Blueberry Streusel Muffins.  Anything Lemon sounds good to me, so I thought I would share the recipe with you too.  Hank’s Raisin Oatmeal Cookies recipe is also at the bottom of the page.  Enjoy.

(Click)Rogers Lemon Blueberry Streusel Muffins for a copy of the recipe they sent to me.  Thank you Rogers!