Monday, April 20, 2020

4 Spring Expenses You Didn't Know You Had

After a long winter (we are in Canada after all!), Spring is an ideal season to refresh your home and garden, but also yourself.

In a recent article, we told you about the effectiveness of FundScrip when using the program after clearly identifying the ongoing expenses that you and your family spend on a daily basis.

This month, we are presenting 3 expenses that could be added to your shopping list for using gift cards to raise money for your group.

1. Spring Cleaning

When you think Spring, you think Spring Cleaning! The whole house should be disinfected from top to bottom! We have many retailers who have everything you need to do it, both inside and outside the home.

Think of cleaning items, whether for household products or brooms, mops or scrub brushes. You will find it all at our retailers like Walmart or Amazon.

For outdoors, you will find everything you need in terms of garden supplies such as gardening gloves, shovels or watering cans at our Canadian Tire, Home Depot, or Rona retailers.

You can also reorganize your office space and find all the new supplies you need at retailers such as Staples.

2. Travel or Road Trip Expenses

Although your travel is more limited with the current situation, you will still need to go to the grocery store and the pharmacy. IGA, Metro, Super C and Loblaws gift cards will be among the most used, as well as those from retailers such as Brunet and Pharmaprix. Stop at Esso, Ultramar, Petro-Canada or Irving and raise funds by refueling for your necessary trips.

3. Take Care of Yourself and Have Fun

After a long and cold winter, you might want to go out a little more and take advantage of the warming weather to take care of yourself and have fun! You can find good books to read on the patio at Indigo and Archambault, or even get the latest electronic accessory like a fitness tracker at Best Buy!

You can also spoil yourself by visiting our restaurant retailers like Jack Astor’s, St-Hubert or Red Lobster, with many of them offering online ordering and delivery, or orders to take out.

And if you want to feel invigorated by taking care of yourself, our beauty and health retailers like Bath & Body Works, Fruits & Passion and Sephora will offer you something to pamper yourself and get a new look.

4. Revamp Your Wardrobe

Nothing says a change of season like a reorganization of your wardrobe! Put away the woolen sweaters and winter coats and take out the spring wardrobe. You can find spring coats and summer clothes at our Simons, Gap or Aldo retailers, which have great new products this year again. You can also take a look at our Spring 2020 Shopping Guide to get inspired and shop online.

Spring is an opportunity to easily take advantage of FundScrip gift cards and raise even more money for yourself and your group!