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It’s a fresh new year, and has a fresh new name:

People have been stumbling over the “Scrimp or Splurge” title since I launched the site in 2010. Is it: “Save or Spend? Scrimp or Save? Splurge or Save?” I decided to bring the confusion to an end by changing my domain name to

The name is the only thing that’s changing. It’s still just me, Anita Willis, researching and writing these pages. The revenue from the bit of advertising you see (I try to keep it to a minimum) really just covers the costs of maintaining the site.

I write for—now—simply because I love sharing my finds and helping locals and visitors do more with less in Victoria. It’s a fun city but an expensive city, and we need all the inside secrets we can gather to make the most of living or visiting here.

So please, check out the new site, and let me know what you think. If you like it, you can enter your e-mail in the “subscribe” window on the right (look for the bright orange mailbox), and you’ll receive a brief update message whenever there is new content to read on (Please note that old subscriptions to will NOT work for the new page.)

Remember, too, if you have been a follower of on Facebook, you’ll want to “Like” my new VictoriaSAVVY Facebook page—click here.

Your comments are most welcome!

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Meet SOS Editor Anita Willis

Meet SOS Editor Anita Willis

In my 15-year career with British Columbia Magazine, I worked with journalists, photographers, and industry insiders to uncover the best of B.C. for subscribers. Now, I get to share the best secrets of Victoria, my home town, with the savvy readers of Scrimp or Splurge.

It is my personal philosophy to scrimp on everyday items whenever possible so I can afford to splurge now and again on something special. That's what this website is all about.

To learn more about me, click on my photo to read "Funny Facts About Anita."