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Time to update homeowner's insurance?

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Renovations

If you've done major renovations that could affect your home's value, or if you've inherited valuable items, it's time to update your homeowner's insurance.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Wegmans posts summer's price-freeze list

Wegmans
Wegmans has released its consistent low pricing list for summer.

Wegmans will freeze prices on a list of items it says families buy most. The list differs from the one released for winter, and contains things people buy more often in summer.

The list includes bananas priced at 49 cents a pound, Wegmans brand macaroni and cheese for 49 cents per box and Wegmans brand whole wheat bread for $1.99. For a complete list of items and prices, click here.

Wegmans vows to keep the prices in place until August 25, whether or not the cost of each item increases.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

For a rainy day

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Save

Have at least 10 percent of your gross income automatically deducted from your paycheck and deposited into a high-interest savings account. You'll barely miss it and it will add up quickly.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Cash from cloth?

Reusable-Bag

Bring your bonus card and a reusable shopping bag when shopping at Tops and they'll enter you to win $1,000.

Tops customers using Tops BonusPlus or BonusCard and using any reusable shopping bag at checkout will be entered for a chance to win through its “Shop, Reuse & Win” sweepstakes. 

Shoppers using one or more reusable bag to bring home their purchases will receive one entry into the sweepstakes. Three shoppers will be chosen at random every month through the end of the year. Each one will win a $1,000 Tops shopping spree.

It's part of the grocery store's effort to decrease plastic bag use. 

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Reuse your plastic bread tags

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Labels

Save the little square, plastic tags that are used to close bread bags. You can use them to label tangled electronics cords, suggests Real Simple magazine.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann