Do a lot of online shopping? Honey is a FREE browser extension that automatically scans and applies coupon codes at checkout with a single click. No brainer, right?!
Whenever you shop on your computer, your free Honey browser extension will automatically look for every coupon code available on the internet and apply the best one to your cart. I regularly save 10-30% at my favourite stores with just a click of a button! You even earn points, or Honey “gold”, which then translates into gift cards.
If you don’t know already, most stores in Canada have flyers. Flyers list out all of the store’s ongoing discounts and deals. Usually, flyers are located near the store’s entrance or can be accessed digitally on the store’s website.
Rather than scouring multiple physical flyers for the best deals, you can find them in one place on your phone thanks to the Flipp app!
Flipp looks at a range of stores’ flyers and compiles all the deals and coupons together. You can browse for deals on groceries, clothes, take-out options, office supplies, and more! You can even create a digital shopping list to make your shopping easier or create a ‘watch list’ to track the item you want at a price you’d like.
If your grocery store offers price matching, Flipp makes it so much easier to look up prices in other stores.
This app gives you cash-back on groceries (and gas, coming soon). Check out the offers on the app, and add those items to your grocery list. When you’re done shopping, snap a photo of the receipt on the app, (you can take multiple photos of long receipts) and get cashback on the specific items on your bill!
Pay attention to the conditions of the offer, they’re usually valid for select or specific retailers. Also, there is a specific time period during which you can upload the photos of your receipts. So don’t stuff them away in your pocket and forget.
Once your receipt is uploaded, it will be reviewed and the money will be credited to your app. When your cashback amount totals 20 dollars, you can cash it out.
4. Follow Coupon Cutie
Keeping track of the best deals takes time. Nichole of Coupon Cutie finds the best coupons and deals so you don’t have to spend time hunting them down on various websites! Just visit her website or any of her social media accounts—here’s her Instagram handle—to follow along for the best deals, in-store and online, that make you and your pocket smile.
With the Flashfood app, you can fight food waste while chewing on a good deal.
The idea for Flashood was built when Josh Domingues learnt how much food waste grocery stores generate by sending unsold food nearing the expiry date to landfills. You can help lessen this uncomfortable truth by using the Flashfood app.
Using your location, the app shows you which grocery stores near you are selling products nearing the end of their shelf life for up to 50% off. You can pay via the app and schedule your pick-up at the store.
While we’re on the subject of food waste, Too Good to Go is another app that comes in handy if you’re feeling like take-out or just want a break from the kitchen. This company is a certified B-Corporation organization so you know you’re making an inspiring change when you connect with the businesses using their service.
Choose from restaurants, bakeries, and convenience stores in your area that have surplus food at the end of their business day. There is an allotted time slot, during which you can pick up your ‘surprise bag’ at almost one-third the cost of the original price!
There is also a Facebook group where you can post pictures of the contents of your surprise bags.
Wise is the website that I use to transfer money to & from the UK. It’s super easy to use, very secure, and MUCH cheaper than banks. It tells you exactly how much you save each time that you use it compared to other funds transfer services, and you receive your money pretty instantly. What’s not to love? Sign up using this link and get a fee-free transfer up to 800 CAD:
8. Get a Public Library Card!
It’s not only groceries, meals, and appliances that you can score big on, but experiences as well!
Culture vultures in Toronto and Vancouver, pay attention: Get a public library card. You’ll be surprised by how many cool discounts you can get with one…
Check out the links below to learn more:
For Montréalers, your OPUS card can do more than just take you places!
9. If you’re a student…
You might want to get an SPC card and use this list to find where you can make the most use of it. Always ask if you can take advantage of a student discount wherever you go. Keep your student ID ready and don’t be shy to ask!
10. If you’re a Unionized worker…
Visit Union Savings for discounts on electronics, clothes, insurance, mortgages and so much more! If your union isn’t a part of Union Savings, you can reach out to your union representative.
There you have it! If you know of any other ways of obtaining discounts in your Canadian city, please let me know so I can share it with this community: firstname.lastname@example.org