Other than today, we have been enjoying a pretty good summer in Calgary. I’ve been running out of suntan lotion and mosquito repellent because I hate being sunburned and being eaten alive.
Here’s a tip that I wanted to share with you. I shop at the Dollar Store in Glamorgan a lot because I like the owners and they seem to stock some interesting items that you won’t find anywhere else.
My latest find is a tube of Banana Boat Kid’s Suntan lotion with a 50 SPF. At this Dollar Store, I bought it for $5. If you went down the block to London Drugs, you would easily pay $10 or $12 for it so there’s a saving for you.
My last tube was purchased at Liquidation World, south of the Chinook mall for $5. Same price but not the same size. I’ve included a photo of the two tubes for you to compare. Which tube do you prefer? The larger one or the smaller one for the same price? Clearly, there’s more value at the Dollar Store.
Other items of interest include Crocs-like shoes. I found a pair for less than $10 that I use when I’m gardening. It’s a great shoe for casual wear and when you need to clean it, you can spray it down with the garden hose. Next time you’re on Richmond Road and 37th Avenue SW, be sure to drop into the Dollar Store. It’s in the same strip mall as Safeway , Momoyama’s Japanese Restaurant, Glamorgan Bakery (where they sell the awesome cheese buns) and the bowling alley.