If you don't live in Canada you may not have heard that we have had a bread price fixing scandal involving almost every large Canadian grocery store. Loblaws which is one of the largest admitted to being part of it and came out before they were charged/sued. They are giving everyone who bought bread there before 2015 (*no proof required) a $25 GC if you register at loblawscard.ca.https://www.loblawcard.ca/. I have registered and had my husband and Mom do the same. This price-fixing happened over a very long period of time including before I was married so that is why we both registered as had independently shopped there.
Class action lawsuits take years and often it is difficult to claim for a large amount unless you have proof of purchase. Due to that if you live in Canada and shopped at either of these stores I recommend you sign up for these offers. These gigantic grocery stores need to know that they will be held accountable and will face financial consequences even if they choose to admit to wrongdoing before anyone else does.
You could also donate the GC to a foodbank. If you choose this option I recommend writing a cheque to the foodbank for the same amount so you get a tax receipt then use the gc yourself for your own groceries. We always make a large yearly donation to our local food bank so we will be using both of these offers for our own groceries.
This year I am keeping a closer eye on my grocery receipts as often spot errors when I get home. Now I am forcing myself to look at the receipt either before I leave the store or on the way home. I am also taking back products I am not happy with.
Mom's 75th birthday was yesterday and we did homemade ribs and a home movie. We had given her the option of a meal out or a meal of her choice in. Hubby makes a mean rib which is her favorite so for $28 I bought a huge package of ribs at Costco and we froze half for another meal. I also I had purchased some flowers for her and also bought some premade salad dressing from a different store. I sometimes make dressing but everyone seems to like different kinds so storebought it was. It tasted off and ruined my bowl of salad :( Today I will take it back on our walk using zero gasoline as the store is only 2 blocks away from home.
We BBQed two half racks for each of us so that we could all have leftovers tonight so no cooking today - yay!