Okay, so I told you about using Flipp before for price matching. It’s awesome! I cannot stress that enough.
But you might be thinking, does it really matter? Am I really just having this app to save a couple cents?
Good question, imaginary skeptic! And I get that – sometimes we do these outrageous things to “save money” that end up being ridiculous. Case in point: when my parents built their house, they bent over backwards, spending who knows how much money to make sure their kitchen matched a $10 blue floor mat. My mom has wasted years off her life haggling over $1.13 charges on a restaurant bill. I myself have driven 25 minutes away to save a couple bucks on baby formula.
Trust me – I know too well that in our pursuit of frugality, we sometimes go in the opposite direction.
Rest-assured though, it does matter. Using my super-awesome nacho dip that is the request of every party, I will show you why.
(So I’m assuming that you’re using name brand products – obviously it is also cheaper to use store brand too!)
Here’s how it stacks up:
|Sour Cream||$ 2.38||$ 1.99||$ 0.39|
|Cream Cheese||$ 3.97||$ 2.47||$ 1.50|
|Garlic||I’m not going||to price match||one clove|
|Green Onion||$ 0.89||$ 0.33||$ 0.56|
|Tomatoes||$ 0.88||$ 0.30||$ 0.58|
|Bacon||$ 2.00||$ 0.99||$ 1.01|
|Salsa||$ 1.94||$ 1.49||$ 0.46|
|Cheddar Cheese||$ 3.79||$ 3.00||$ 0.80|
|Tortilla Chips||$ 2.98||$ 2.49||$ 0.49|
So, I’ve saved $5.78. Respectable for sure but not mind-blowing. But you guys, that’s ONE recipe. Say you saved that every single day.
In a month, you’d have approximately $170. What does that look like???
That’s 11 movie tickets OR 3 mid-range restaurant meals for two. OR, that is 2 pairs of Nike shoes or 27 bottles of decent beer. Heck, it’s 1.5 months of riding the TTC.
So guys – get your Flipp on and get price matching! It’s TOTALLY worth it! (Note – Sobeys and Metro don’t price match because they suck. Freshco, No Frills, Superstore and Food Basics do, but there’s a limit to where. Walmart will price match anywhere.)
So to recap: price matching = saving money = good! And nacho dip = good.
Nacho Dip Recipe
Actually nacho dip = great! I’m not underestimating how much people go for this nacho dip. Exhibit A:
- Sour Cream (500 ml)
- Cream Cheese (250 g)
- Garlic (1 clove)
- Green onion (1 – chopped)
- Tomato (1 large – chopped)
- Bacon (5 slices – crumbled)
- Salsa (325 ml)
- Cheddar Cheese (shredded – 1 cup)
- Tortilla chips (1 bag)
- Soften cream cheese in microwave (I do 45 seconds)
- Crush 1 clove of garlic and mix with cream cheese and sour cream.
- Spread mixture as first layer in 9×13 dish. Add green onion, tomato and bacon.
- Spread salsa on top. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on salsa.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- Become immensely popular at parties.