Extreme Price Comparison - ALWAYS Find The Lowest Price

extremepricecomparisonalwaysfindthelowestprice.jpgI don’t know about you…

But, whenever I buy something, I’m always wondering if I got the lowest price. There’s often a lingering doubt that I could have found it cheaper elsewhere.

I don’t like that feeling - but I don’t always have the time or energy to make sure I got the best deal. And that’s ok!

When I DO find the time though - I can be pretty fanatical about it. In fact, I’ve developed a handy process that you too can use for tracking down rock bottom prices.

The best part is you can pick and choose those steps you have the time for and skip those you don’t. You’ll still wind up with a REALLY good price after all.

Here’s what you do:

1) Choose Your Product

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$1000 Cash HUGE Christmas Giveaway 2016!

1000cashhugechristmasgiveaway2016.jpgChristmas and lack of cash ... two things that go together more than milk and cookies for Santa!

If you're already a Smart Saver, you know that we pony up $1,000 of our own money each year to help pad your Christmas cash stash.

Just like we did in 2013, 2014, and 2015 - we're doing it again this year with even more BONUS prizes than before.

Start dreaming about what you'd do with all that money right now so when you finish entering using the form below, you can leave a comment letting us know what you'd do with a little more green this Christmas.

And why not share the wealth - send a link of this contest to family and friends. Let's keep growing this community so we can all save smarter together!

The Prizes

Please take a minute to check out our donors as a way of saying thank you to them for their generous contributions. There's no pressure to buy from them, but I know they would appreciate you taking a look to see what they are all about. You can find links to them below along with the prizes they've donated.

Here's my $1K that's up for grabs again this year:

  • 1st Prize - $500 cash
  • 2nd Prize - $250 cash
  • 3rd Prize - $150 cash
  • 4th Prize - $50 cash
  • 5th Prize - $50 cash

Here's what's cooking from our donors:

  • 6&7th Prize - $250 cash (two prizes) from American Express
  • 8th Prize - $200 Amazon.ca gift card from Borrowell
  • 9th Prize - $150 Amazon.ca gift card from ModernAdvisor
    • ModernAdvisor is one of the lowest cost robo advisors in Canada making it easy to invest your money smartly. Try investing free for 30 days with $1,000 of THEIR money and keep the profits. Read my Q&A with their CEO here.
  • 10th Prize - $100 autographed cheque & limited edition hoodie ($50) from SimpleTax
    • Anyone can do their taxes FAST and FREE with SimpleTax. Once you see how much easier they make tax time for you - you'll want to drop a nice tip in their hat!

Total Prize Value: $2,000

Enter Here:

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Save Money Challenge #3: Price Match Edition


Challenge Complete
This challenge is now over - congrats to those who did a successful price match!

Be sure to sign up for my emails by clicking the Get Challenge Updates button so you always get notified when a new challenge is starting. The comments for this challenge are now closed - I look forward to hearing from you in the next challenge.

If you want to see all the previous challenges, check out the main Save Money Challenge post.

It all started with that single price match deal I had at Staples more than a decade ago.

I was in my early twenties at the time. And I had no clue how that one simple choice would lead me to where I am today.

Here’s what happened:

Staples was selling the memory card I wanted for $150. But I found out that FutureShop had the exact same one on sale for $100.

Armed with the FutureShop flyer (my proof), I marched to Staples after having learned that they had a 150% lowest price guarantee.

The result?

Instead of the full $150, I walked away paying even less than the sale price at FutureShop.

I got my item at Staples for just $75.

Here’s the thing:

You don’t need to be a price matching Jedi to get a deal…

I was a young, inexperienced, nervous newbie when I started.

What got me through it?

It’s very simple…

I came prepared.

And so can you.

The Challenge

For this challenge, here’s your mission:

Take charge and price match a product - and save as much money as you can. Keep reading » about Save Money Challenge #3: Price Match Edition

Canadian Retailer Price Matching Policies 2016


If you’ve never ever price matched before…

Know you’re absolutely missing out.

Not only on great savings…

But also on the rush that you feel when you score a deal.

A deal YOU made happen.

If you want to know what price matching is all about - and HOW it works - check out our ultimate guide to price matching in Canada.

And another thing. I’ve got something cooking for you next week.

We’re starting a NEW challenge. Check out the sneak peek right here:

Save Money Challenge #3 - The Price Match Edition.

Tell me - ARE YOU IN?


Because money is all about mindset.

I made a simple choice to price match at Staples more than a decade ago...

I didn’t know it at that time - but the ripple of effect of that SINGLE choice was life changing. That rush I felt empowered me to take charge of my money in so many other ways.

For easy reference, I’ve updated and summarized the price matching policies of these Canadian retailers (the original post was more than two years ago).

When the challenge starts next week, you can check back here to see the policies of your favourite stores.

Jump to a Price Match Policy

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