Category: Save Money

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Festive menu on a budget 2013

21 December, 2013 No Comments

During the Christmas season, we get carried away not only with gifts… but also with our spending! That’s why we have compiled a low budget festive menu for you. For less than $5 per serving, here is a five-course meal that will delight your guests. The price can be even lower if you use our […]

How to take advantage of the “real” good deals

13 March, 2013 No Comments

One of your most frequently asked questions is: “How can I take full advantage of the “true” good deals at my preferred supermarket?”

Flyer’ Specials … a Good Deal?

11 March, 2013 1 Comment

This was the title of a TV report from Radio Canada’s show “L’Épicerie”, aired last Wednesday. Making the difference between the true bargains and the “booby-traps” is not always easy, and that’s were SOSCuisine can be a great resource to consumers. Obviously, being featured in such a renowned show made us very proud and happy! […]

SOSCuisine to appear on Radio-Canada’s TV show L’Épicerie on March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

26 February, 2013 No Comments

The team from Radio-Canada’s TV show l’Épicerie requested our help in analysing the results of a study on prices in grocery stores, being conducted by the ACEF in Lower Laurentians. The study aimed to verify if the first week of the month was still the least favourable, as revealed by a survey conducted in Montreal 10 years […]

Orange juice prices have risen

24 January, 2013 No Comments

Bad news in this season of flu and colds: the price of oranges is on the rise because a below-normal harvest is expected this year due to the drought that hit the Unites States last summer and the recent frost in the plantations down in Florida. The US, which is the second largest producer of […]

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Caper, a delicious bud

19 January, 2013 No Comments

Did you know that capers are not the fruit, but the flower buds of the caper plant? They are harvested before they begin to open up. They are then dried, salted and pickled in vinegar. This is how they turn into a condiment with a tart and slightly bitter flavour. The smaller the capers, the […]

Smart grocery tips from the CBC

16 January, 2013 No Comments

With a little knowledge and some planning, it is always possible to eat well and healthy without spending too much money. Here’s a video from the CBC’s “Recession Guide” serie, where Cinzia is revealing some of the prices to look for. It aired almost 3 years ago (2009-04-07) but it provides price points that are […]

SOS Cuisine recommended once more on Radio-Canada’s TV show L’Épicerie

14 January, 2013 No Comments

Canadians are expected to pay more at the grocery store in 2013, especially for meat and eggs, according to a forecast by University of Guelph researchers. General food expenditures will increase between 1.5% and 3.5%, which means that a family of 2 adults and 2 kids, spending about $280 per week, should expect to spend […]

Mayor Booker’s 7-day challenge

7 December, 2012 No Comments

Cory Booker is the current Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. After discussions with a constituent about New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), last Tuesday Booker has begun a week-long challenge attempting to live on a food budget of $30 per week – the amount SNAP recipients receive.

Personal finance guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade recommends SOSCuisine meal plans

22 November, 2012 No Comments

Have you ever watched “Til Debt Do Us Part” or “Princess”? If you have, you surely understand why I was so pleased when money expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade  contacted me a few weeks ago proposing an interview on her weekly program on radio Newstalk1010. Having our service recognized and recommended by such a no-nonsense and charismatic person […]

Is it really more expensive to eat healthy?

The answer is NO! A study released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that healthy food actually costs less than junk food. Then, why do consumers have the opposite perception?

Food and nutrition myth about the cost of healthy foods

15 March, 2012 No Comments

As promised in our March is nutrition month, we will be publishing one food & nutrition myth per day, written by Dietitians of Canada, so that you can “Get the real deal on your meal“.