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Always Get A Deal On Your PC Video Games

Always Get A Deal On Your Favourite PC Video Games

It’s no secret that being an avid gamer can get expensive – and fast.

A lot of work goes into making a video game, and more often than not, the prices reflect that.

Buying a brand new game these days can cost you upwards of $80, and that's without factoring in the trend of season passes that continues to gain traffic with AAA games.

While you’re (hopefully) getting at least 10 hours of gameplay out of your purchase – sometimes 10x that – it can be a huge strain on your entertainment budget if you always want to play the hottest games.

And you haven’t even finished your backlog of last year’s games yet, have you?

Luckily for us PC gamers, we have a bunch of options to get a better deal on even the newest games, not to mention a fantastic arsenal of free-to-play games.

So, here are your options as you gear up for the next generation of gameplay: Keep reading » about Always Get A Deal On Your PC Video Games

How To Earn And Redeem More Air Miles

How To Earn And Redeem More Air Miles

The Air Miles rewards program is, in my opinion, one of the most overrated rewards programs in Canada.

But, due to its widespread use and popularity, it still deserves ample coverage on this site.

Even with its (many) pitfalls, I must admit that it does have the occasional silver lining and, because of that, I do participate in the program myself from time to time.

...It also must win the award for the rewards program with the most confusing name. I mean, seriously, who calls a retail rewards program 'Air Miles' anyway?

Silly name aside, it's indeed true that you can redeem your Air Miles for flights on one of several partner airlines, but this is far from the most common reward choice.

That's because the Air Miles program has one of the most comprehensive rewards catalogues of any program I've seen. Keep reading » about How To Earn And Redeem More Air Miles

Yes, You CAN Stick To Your Holiday Shopping Budget

Yes, You CAN Stick To Your Holiday Shopping Budget

With December here, you’ll constantly be reminded of how close Christmas is when you venture into any big box store.

At my local Costco, the Christmas trees are out and the shelves are stocked with advent calendars. Everywhere I go is like a new aisle of Santa’s workshop…

Although you still might be trying to avoid thinking about Christmas shopping – you’d be wise to make a financial plan on how you’ll stay out of the red for the Holidays.

With the right planning, you could even come out ahead. Keep reading » about Yes, You CAN Stick To Your Holiday Shopping Budget

Beauty On A Budget: Cheap Makeup Alternatives

Beauty On A Budget: Cheap Makeup Alternatives

I recently read a blog post about a woman who realized how much money she spends on makeup.

Buying designer cosmetic brands, she estimated that her collection of foundations and primers was worth $525, her eyeshadows and liners were worth $700, and her lip and cheek products were worth $675. In total, her high-end makeup collection was worth an approximate $2,745.

While this may seem like a ridiculous amount to spend on makeup, this woman is certainly not alone. People everywhere spend oodles of dollars, francs, pounds, euros, yen on beauty products.

And, of course, Canada is no different. A report from the NDP Group (a market research group) found that Canadians spent $1.4 billion on high-end cosmetics in 2014.

So how can we continue our passion for cosmetics without spending the equivalent of a mortgage payment buying quality products?

Makeup dupes. That’s how. Keep reading » about Beauty On A Budget: Cheap Makeup Alternatives

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