Don’t Gamble With Online Shopping: How to Get It Right The First Time

Don’t Gamble With Online Shopping: How to Get It Right The First Time

These days, online shopping is so mainstream that almost anything can be purchased at the click of a button – from groceries to cars, and even pets.

Sometimes buying certain items such as electronics or clothes can seem like a gamble since you can’t test the product or try it on before purchasing.

However, with the right search forums and reviews, you can gather enough information to make an educated decision and feel confident about making your purchase. At the very least, most products can still be easily returned even when purchased online.

But whatever is on your shopping list, make sure to follow these tips before clicking the checkout button: Keep reading » about Don’t Gamble With Online Shopping: How to Get It Right The First Time

My 5 Principles for Collecting 100 Air Miles Per Visit To Sobeys

My 5 Principles for Collecting 100 Air Miles Per Visit To Sobeys

Most people have a preferred loyalty program.

Whether it’s Aeroplan, Shoppers Optimum, Canadian Tire Money…the options are endless.

But the one loyalty program I’ve had the most success with is Air Miles.

I’m a teacher by trade, and one day, I was having a staff-room conversation about credit cards and loyalty points.

Air Miles came up and a fellow teacher said, "I never use Air Miles. I have the card, but I can’t get any miles to earn anything. You don’t get enough reward miles to make a difference."

I had to smile and tell her: "In the past three years, I have collected enough Air Miles to redeem a four-day trip to New York (flights and hotel included), an electric snowblower, a raised tomato planter, several nights at hotels in my local city, and a bunch of movie tickets."

The truth is: You can earn Air Miles quickly to get great dream and cash rewards. Keep reading » about My 5 Principles for Collecting 100 Air Miles Per Visit To Sobeys

How To Consign Like A Boss: 12 Ideas to Maximize Your Profits and Savings

How To Consign Like A Boss: 12 Ideas to Maximize Your Profits and Savings

Thrift shops. Second hand stores. Garage sales.

When it comes to saving money, buying used and second-hand items are the smart saver’s bread and butter.

A great way to not only save, but EARN a bit of extra cash is through the world of consignment.

Like a thrift store, pre-loved goods are resold at a fraction of the price they were purchased for.

However, unlike thrift stores, consignment stores pay the seller for their goods.

There are various types of consignment businesses ranging from children’s clothing and gear, to sportswear and household goods. So take a look through your closet, declutter and trade in your forgotten-about items for quick cash. Keep reading » about How To Consign Like A Boss: 12 Ideas to Maximize Your Profits and Savings

Free and Fun Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Free and Fun Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Parents often experience a bittersweet feeling knowing summer break is approaching.

There's the relief that you no longer need to rush the kids off to school and pack multiple lunches every morning...

But there's also the overwhelming feeling of knowing the kids will be home every single day with "nothing to do" unless mom or dad comes to the rescue.

Since convenient, summer camps can get expensive, we often ask:

What are some alternative free or cheap things to do in the summer?

Here's a list of my top picks: Keep reading » about Free and Fun Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

Pages