Since I began my quest many moons ago to save money by clipping coupons in the newspaper every Wednesday, I would be doing the dance of joy when I happened upon an FPC (Free Product Coupon). When money is somewhat tight, getting something I needed or wanted that I wouldn’t have to pay for was a blessing. The days of paper coupons and cutting with scissors for what seemed like hours has pretty much come to an end since the digital world and the internet took us by storm.
When I lived in the city years ago, I used to get flyers delivered to my home weekly. Since I have moved to the country, I no longer receive them. I looked forward to browsing through them weekly so I could price match and see what deals I could get and how I was going to save our family some money.
Checking coupon inserts and taking advantage of online coupon sites, using coupons, price matching and taking advantage of sale items (plus use of coupons) can save you money. It can quickly add up the amount of money you can save!
Planning ahead before you go shopping can save you a whole lot of time and save you money.
Sale Whale is a great online site where you can view flyers. Each flyer is updated weekly and you can customize to your location. You can view flyers online here: https://www.salewhale.ca/en/flyers
There are also some excellent coupon sites that you can either print or have the coupons mailed right to your door. It’s a good idea to visit these sites weekly to make sure you have your money savings coupons in hand before you do your weekly shopping.
Inserts found within your Local Newspaper:
P&G Brandsaver: P&G brandSAVER coupon inserts are periodically distributed through home-delivered newspapers across Canada. To learn about our other offers, check out : www.homemadesimple.ca
Smartsource: Within your local newpaper about every 4 weeks or so
Redplum Canada: These inserts are available about every 4 weeks in your local newspaper.
All the above mentioned are for those who still receive these inserts within their local newspapers and/or weekly flyer deliveries.
Below are just a few ways to save and earn money by shopping for items we normally purchase.
Snap by Groupon (formerly SnapSaves) provides you cash-back on everyday grocery products.
Simply snap a photo of your receipt, with at least one of their offers on it, and you’ll receive cash back. Upload $20 worth of savings and they will mail you a cheque!
What devices can I use Snap by Groupon on?
Snap Mobile can be used on a smartphone, tablet, or any desktop computer.
Snap can be used anywhere you shop for your favourite groceries.
Why should you use Snap by Groupon?
Snap gives you cash-back on grocery products that you would normally purchase. It’s a win win!!
For further details on SnapSaves, it’s Polices and Current Offers visit: Snap by Groupon
Checkout 51 helps you save money on the brands YOU love.
How you ask?
Every Thursday the Toronto based company updates the “Checkout” with a new list of offers.
All you do is simply choose the items that you wish to purchase (at any store of your choosing) then simply upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website!!
It’s that easy!
Buy Groceries ~ Get Cash Back!!
When your account gets to $20.00 they send you a cheque!! For items that you were already going to purchase, now how great is that!
For further details on Checkout 51, it’s Polices and Current Offers visit: Checkout 51
Field Agent is a system that connects people who need information with people who can provide it.
It begins by someone requesting specific information via their website. They broadcast the request to people in the field, who they call Agents. The Agents use a mobile device to return the needed info, which they get paid for.
For instance, a local 7-11 wants an agent to check out a particular area of their store or product. You go in, take photos, upload to the app, answer some questions and you are done. The payment varies on the length of time and information needed.
Data: Price Checks, Retail Audits, Check In Stocks and more!
Opinions: Surveys, Mystery Shopping and more!
For more information about what Field Agent can do for you visit: Field Agent
Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP)
Did you know that Canadian stores follow a policy called “The Scanning Code of Practice” or “SCOP”
If the scanned price of a non-price item is higher than the shelf price or any other displayed price, the customer is entitled to receive the first item free, up to a $10 maximum.
If a Code of Practice problem cannot be resolved at the store level, please call 1-866-499-4599 to register your complaint.
What is a Non Ticketed Price Item?
A non-price ticketed item is any bar coded merchandise that does not have a price affixed to the merchandise.
What happens if two or more identical non price ticketed items are incorrectly scanned?
Customers are entitled to the first item free (up to a maximum of $10) and the subsequent item(s) at the correct price.
How can I claim a refund?
Cashiers are authorized to implement the Item Free Scanner Policy.
If you are not satisfied with the cashier’s decision, you may speak to the store manager or supervisor.
If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome, you may register a complaint with the Scanner Price Accuracy Committee, by calling: 1-866-499-4599 (toll free).
Your complaints and concerns will be addressed with the retailer, and you will be notified of the outcome.
For more detailed information please visit: http://www.retailcouncil.org/scanner-accuracy