When $50 is not worth $50

When I checked my President’s Choice (PC) Points balance, I realized I have the equivalent of $50 CAD to spend on anything I want in a President’s Choice Store.

This includes groceries, toiletries, clothing (yes, clothing from Joe Fresh), gift cards and anything else you can imagine.

I considered buying a sweater or something from the store for $40, but then I thought:


$40 in groceries is worth a lot more to me than $40 for a sweater.


First of all, I don’t need a new sweater. I’m just being silly.

(Actually I am not sure it would’ve fit on my frame anyway. I find even  their smalls are too large.)

Secondly, I have to eat everyday, but I don’t need to wear different clothes every day.

Such a vital, recurring cost that I have to shell out for each week is worth a lot more to me than a sweater.

(Plus, I love food.)

Of course, if I were to buy candy and junk food with that money, I might as well buy the sweater.

Do you ever think of your spending in such terms?

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.