How to shop smart on a few tips you should never miss


1. Make the most of cash back portals

For purchases at Amazon Canada, I recommend using Ebates Canada or Great Canadian Rebates (GCR). Ebates usually has a higher cash back rewards for Amazon, but you only get payment from them on a quarter basis. If you are using GCR, every month you will get payments. 

How to register

ebates Canada:
Get 5 dollars of incentive when you sign up and complete your first qualified purchase. click here to register

Get 2.5 dollars of of incentive when you sign up and complete your first qualified purchase, and so will we.
Sign up here:
And put our email as referee:

2. Choose the right credit card

I recommend using Amex SPG (at least 3% rewards),MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard(at least 2.5% rewards), Amex Platinum(at least 2.5% rewards).Cash back credit cards are never in my considerations when shopping with

Additionally, you can easily earn points with Drop app (Download Drop), and of course, don't forget to use a fererral code so you can earn 1000 free points. I am a super user with Drop, and my personalized refer code is : phdguy.

For detailed information about Drop, you can read my other posts:

There may be some delays in the points that you will earn, and Drop has been working on improving this.

3. Make use of free-trials for Prime Membership

It will cost you 78 CAD/year for Prime membership, and you will get those benefits:

I don't really think it is worth the price to pay for the whole year service, but it never hurts to have the free trials here (don't forget to turn off the auto renew):click for free-trial 

4. Amazon student: great deal

If you are a Canadian-based student(University/college), you can have the first 6 month of free trials for prime membership, and have the prime membership later on for half price. It is fairly easy to get a student account as it just requires your education email verification. You can also earn 5 dollars towards your Amazon purchase for every person you refer to join Amazon student. I have my referral link below, appreciate it if you register through my link:
Click here to register for Amazon student

Of course, remember to turn off the auto-renew...

5. Prime Day

This year's Prime day is approaching: July 10th, 9:00 pm, EST.
If you have got your free trial prim membership, you can join this special event. For Amazon it is the biggest discount of the year.

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