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05 Jan, 2009

Am calculating…

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

… the amount of money I could have saved over the years if I had been buying all my beer and wine in Quebec. (Which they carry at the grocery store. How civilized is that??)


5 Responses to "Am calculating…"

1 | Julie

January 5th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

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Yeah yeah.

2 | Hooperella

January 5th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

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Hi Andrea, I live in Hull and I do buy beer in Quebec (much cheaper) but I buy all my wine in Ontario (or most of it) …. taxes are higher in Quebec and you end up spending a few dollars more for the same bottle on this side of the river. But I do have to admit that when I’m grocery shopping, I do end up slipping a bottle of wine, or some beer in my cart, and that is very convenient :-)

3 | Miss Vicky

January 5th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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No Beau’s in Quebec, though. Just sayin’

4 | Javamom

January 6th, 2009 at 6:00 am

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Hm. In Switzerland, the beer and wine is in grocery stores too….that’s where I grew up. Now we live in Toronto.

I think my trips to the LCBO in the next few months though need to be slightly adjusted…

sniff.

5 | jennP

January 6th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

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my hubby was traumatized when he saw beer in the grocery flyers out here when we moved out here 3 years ago! (he is from Manitoba)

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