First how much do you think I paid for that little lot? Answer down the page.........
Now back to the title of the post. I went to the Post Office on Tuesday to mail Rose's blu-ray that she won. It came to $5.17, so far so good. So I said well how much is it going to cost, as normally they add taxes to the shipment. Discovered that they don't tax shipments to the States, but if I am mailing something within Canada they would have added 13% in taxes???
I am going to assume it's both the Federal and Provincial Governments fault for this stupid system, but it doesn't make flipping sense does it? Mind you the whole taxing thing in this country is strange to me and very confusing for tourists and visitors to the country. As just because it says $1 on the price tag, it hasn't added in the HST (taxes) like they do in Britain for example, so when you go to buy the $1 you discover it costs you $1.13. Even after 23 years of living here I still haven't got it all down pat!!!
Now for the grocery question. If you said $14.87 you win!!! Kraft Canada had a deal where you paid $30 and you got a number of FPC (Free Product Coupons) for their items. So all the Kraft products you see in the photo were "bought" with FPC. I had a FPC for the Old El Paso taco kit, a buy on get one free on the two boxes of cookies and the potato chips and two packages of Fruit Gums, were bought with a gift card I got given.
I guess though I paid $44.87 if you factor in the $30 I paid, but the savings added up to $62.70, so I still came in ahead of the game and I still have a FPC for Amooza cheese snacks, that I have to pick up yet.
Also, just to clarify, regarding the quilt club. The $10 is for the instructions on how to make each block, and the material for each block. If you want to make a full sized quilt, you need the finishing kit, which costs around $170. I will not be purchasing the finishing kit as it's not in colours I like. I personally am not keen on the colourways of the finished quilt, there is a photo of the blue colourway on the bottom left of this webpage. However if I wanted I could purchase the finishing kit, which I think is to finish the front of the quilt; then change the block colours to suit.
I have made a start on the baby quilt and this is proof:
I have a heck of a mess though on the kitchen table:
The striped fabric is the border and the back is white minky, which is a material I have never ever used. I think if I can do an hour or two per day, I should get it done before the 6th of October.............I hope!!!