You read that right…make money from shopping!
As a kid, I worked almost every retail job you could think of. There was something about getting to a mall before it opened and seeing all of the fun new products and styles. BUT, I was broke student spending their paycheque at their place of work…so I needed to find savvy ways to stretch every dollar I made. Now, fast-forward one hundred years later and I have become my grandmother, refusing to pay full price for ANYTHING.
And that’s where Honey comes in. This google chrome extension will automatically search for the best coupon code for your online purchases and make sure you’re getting the best price! PLUS, sign up for Honey Gold and activate ‘cash back’. This accumulates points from eligible purchases that can be used towards gift cards to some of your favourite stores! Sign up today and start saving now.
Next up, Rakuten (previously known as e-bates). It’s an awesome site that gives you Cash Back when you shop online. With over 750 stores, including The Bay, Sport Chek, Canadian Tire, Old Navy, and Sephora, you get paid to shop for things you’re already buying. You can either use the online extension or the app. I prefer using the app on my phone as it’s super easy to navigate. Plus, they’re currently offering a $40 Cash Bonus when you join today! NOW, sit down for this…if you’re feeling real wild, use Honey to find the best coupon code and then purchase through Rakuten (if Honey doesn’t offer cash back on the purchase), best price AND cash back. YUPP. To date, I’ve made $348.62 is cash back on my purchases.
Lastly, if there is a rewards card or point system you better believe that I am signing up.
I use PC Optimum rewards the most as I mainly shop at No Frills and Shoppers Drug Mart. It works both in-store and online AND you can link your PC financial cards to get even more points. Also, most programs will give you free things on your birthday (thank you, Starbucks!) or special offers just for having an account. And, if you get easily annoyed from marketing emails, just unsubscribe and check-in when you want to!
There you have it, my 3 top tips for making money while you shop online!