I remember in the past hearing about Gas Wars where 2 stations would drop and drop their prices but this week was the first time I'd ever heard of a Milk War! 2 neighbouring drug stores were battling it out by lowering their milk prices again and again....and again! You won't believe what I paid for 4L (approx. 1 US gallon) of milk. Are you ready??
$0.15!!! Yes ~ 15 cents!!!
While my cousin and I were standing in line waiting to cash out the manager was letting the cashiers know that the price war was coming to an end and that once those in line had gone through, milk was going back up to $3.49! We made it just in time!
And yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, we purchase our milk in bags. It's an 'Ontario and Quebec thing' and we've purchased milk in bags since I was a kid. We have plastic containers that the bags are placed in and the corner is snipped. Works great and there's no plastic bottles to return. Does anyone outside of Ontario and Quebec buy your milk in bags? Enquiring minds want to know! Mmmm...now I'm in the mood for milk and cookies!
* Update * LOL! Thought this one would generate questions but must admit that they do make me giggle. Pic #2 shows how the milk is packaged at the grocery store. Within that bag are 3 clear bags, 1 of which can be seen in the plastic container in the bottom picture. When we're ready for a new bag of milk we put one into the plastic container and then cut off the corner of the bag. It works really well. Here's a video demo :o)
They had a limit of one bag per person and we had to supply our points card so we couldn't go back in again. If not, I would have bought more for sure!