Score Cheap Concert Tickets (And Good Seats Too!)

scorecheapconcertticketsandgoodseatstoo.jpgBuying tickets for concerts and sporting events can be frustrating. It seems like almost all popular Ticketmaster events sell out in minutes or even seconds, leaving thousands of fans frustrated and forced to pay astronomical prices on the secondary market.

There are a few strategies you can use to help you get tickets at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, none of them are guaranteed to work all the time, but with trial and error you will greatly increase your chances and get much better at it over time!

Here’s how:

Join Fan Clubs Ahead Of Time

My System For Stacking Grocery Deals & Coupons

mysystemforstackinggrocerydealscoupons2.jpgSo, you have an organized binder full of great coupons and maybe you have even signed up with one or more of the Canadian coupon apps and are ready to find yourself some good deals. There’s only one problem: digging through your coupon binder and trying to match them with sale prices can be very time consuming.

I’m here to tell you that there is an easier way, and the system to do it all for you is a program already installed on your computer! It will not only help you find great deals, but sometimes you’ll even score free items when you stack paper coupons with online offers and rewards programs. When going through the weekly flyers, it will help you prepare a detailed shopping list to take with you to the grocery store.

“Window Shopping”

The Top 5 Cash-Back Couponing Apps For Canadians

thetop5cashbackcouponingappsforcanadians.jpgMany brand manufacturers are opting to go paperless when offering coupons on their products. When you consider the printing, paper and postage costs they incur with paper coupons, it makes sense because they can still offer great savings to potential customers while controlling their costs.

Since there are often no restrictions except for size and quantity on these offers, some really great stacking opportunities can present themselves which is great news for couponers. All that is needed to access these apps is a compatible smartphone, and a data plan or wireless connection. Quite often the same product will be offered on more than one app, in addition to paper coupons, meaning you might get 3 or more discounts on the same product!

The Top 5 Apps In Detail

Bank for Less with Free Chequing Accounts

bankforlesswithfreechequingaccounts.jpgThe banking industry in Canada has been ranked the world’s soundest by the World Economic Forum; in fact, it has been the leader for the last 7 years.

The Big Five banks in Canada continue to be very profitable, beating analyst expectations in the second quarter this year. RBC, BMO and Scotiabank saw profits jump 14 percent, 8 percent, and 2 percent respectively. CIBC tripled its profits. TD grew an earnings adjusted 5 per cent. It appears that times are good for Canadian banks. Canadian banks have found a way to weather the challenging economic environment and, in some cases, rake in record breaking profits. An increasingly large component of their ongoing success comes at the expense of their customers - higher service fees.

Bank fees and service charges are a lucrative profit center for big banks. The Big Five all increased their fees in 2015. The increases range from rising monthly account and transaction costs to reductions in seniors’ and veterans’ discounts. This has led to increased consumer frustration.

Sure, many Big Five accounts offer free services with the caveat that a monthly minimum balance is maintained, but this ties up money that could otherwise be growing as an investment or in a higher interest savings account. Outside the Big Five, there are alternative institutions that offer accounts with unlimited transactions and no fees. Are you still paying fees or keeping a minimum monthly balance for free everyday transactions where alternatives exist?

Banks with Free Accounts

Free Gift Card Offers (Up To $100 To Popular Stores)

free_gift_card_offers_up_to_100_to_popular_stores2.jpgI've been touting free gift card offers on this site for a long time now: see here, here, and here. Most of them have been a free $100 gift card to or another popular Canadian store in return for applying for an awesome credit card that earns you even more free money in cash back or travel rewards.

These credit cards usually also come with no annual fee (at least for the first year) and sometimes a hefty points sign up bonus to boot. Then, after the first year, there is no obligation to continue with the card if you decide it isn't for you. It's really a fantastic deal and one I've taken advantage of several times myself.

Since this has become a pretty regular thing, I thought I should make a permanent page that lists legitimate free gift card offers that I am aware of and will continue to update at the beginning of every month. This is that page.

Proof That It Works