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July 29, 2019
5:58 am
Yatti420
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I've been a huge fan of #buckabeer lately. Saves me alot of dough.. Cool Beer puts their promos on for the entire week leading up to a long weekend (via LCBO). PC / NoName and the rest only seem to do weekend days.

https://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/cool-lager/139089

July 29, 2019
7:25 am
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Telling where the gic mrkt is at now that this is a topic

July 29, 2019
8:23 am
Yatti420
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hotmony said
Telling where the gic mrkt is at now that this is a topic  

Stagnant.

July 29, 2019
8:59 am
Nehpets
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Yatti420 said
I've been a huge fan of #buckabeer lately. Saves me alot of dough  

I hear another good strategy for saving lottsa dough is dumpster diving for empty bottles and cans, then redeeming those for the buck a beer. >sigh<

July 29, 2019
9:14 am
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July 29, 2019
11:07 am
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Best strategy for saving money is to pass on the beer in the first place.

Your waistline will thank you for it too sf-smile

July 29, 2019
8:11 pm
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Kidd said
Buck a beer

This is a great Canadian story (i say "great" sarcastically)

Years ago Ontario had a brewery called "LakePort" which was located in Hamilton. LakePort's big sales pitch was, "buck a beer" because they sold 24 bottles of beer, for $24.

Since corporate canada hates competition. Labatt and Molson cried to the ruler of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty... "oh boohoo. LakePort is killing us". Dalton took it upon himself to save Ontarians, "in the name of social justice, beer can NOT be sold so cheap". Dalton set a minimum price of $25.60 for 24 bottles of beer.

LakePort lost their sales campaign jingle of "buck a beer" BUT because their beer at $1.07 a bottle was still cheaper than any Labatt or Molson product, LakePort still stole market share. So... Labatt bought LakePort.

Labatt moved the production of LakePort beer into one of their existing facilities and fired the LakePort employees. Others offered to buy the old LakePort plant and rehire the 143 fired workers BUT Labatt bought the LakePort brewery with the sole intention of removing competition, they were not going to allow another brewery to start up. Labatt destroyed the old LakePort plant.

The price of LakePort beer is now at par with other Labatt and Molson products. $35.50 for 24 bottles.

Here's the proof of my claims.

https://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/2011/02/08/buckabeer_not_coming_back_mcguinty_says.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/labatt-to-buy-lakeport-beer-maker-in-201m-deal-1.637631

https://www.thestar.com/business/2010/04/21/labatt_dismantles_lakeport_brewery_angers_hamilton.html

Doug Ford the new leader of Ontario has promised the return of "buck a beer" by labour day, 2018. Molson say, they can't do it because it would jeopardize the quality of their beer. My question is.... did the quality of LakePort beer increase after Labatt bought it and jacked up the price by $10?

https://globalnews.ca/news/4370440/doug-ford-government-buck-a-beer-promise/

The breweries are also saying.... the cost of using American aluminum to make cans means beer is going to cost more.  

I posted this in another thread. I know there must be an easy way to search for something, i just don't know what it is... i had to open many old threads to find this.

July 29, 2019
8:16 pm
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Kidd said
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Very clever, Kidd! sf-cool

I couldn't resist noting that this cartoon could be seen as a metaphor for many of us forum users on this message board, as we look high and low for that extra 10 or 20 bps on a GIC or HISA rate. 😉

Cheers,
Doug

July 29, 2019
8:29 pm
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hotmony said
Telling where the gic mrkt is at now that this is a topic  

English please.

July 30, 2019
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Yatti420
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Nehpets said

I hear another good strategy for saving lottsa dough is dumpster diving for empty bottles and cans, then redeeming those for the buck a beer. >sigh<  

It just doesn't pay enough sadly.. Too many homeless doing it.. Thats weird the quote button is gone after one reply? And now its back after edit.. Weird..

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