Why Price Matching Matters (and a Nacho Dip Recipe)

Why Price Matching Matters (and a Nacho Dip Recipe)

 

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:

 Superstore   Price match   Difference 
 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
 Total:   $           5.78

 

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:

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Instructions:

  • 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.

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