It’s tempting to sign up for any rewards program that offers you a shiny card and an alluring prize. But soon your wallet’s bulging and the payday never comes, because you rarely shop at half of those stores and you’d have to spend a fortune anyway. Instead, here’s a list for savvy shoppers looking for what some of Canada’s best rewards programs have to offer…
RBC Rewards Visa Gold Card
This no annual fee credit card gives you one point per two dollars spent. You can use yours on vacations, merchandise, and gift certificates. Rewards start as low as 2,500 points, so they’re in the realm of an average person’s yearly swiping.
Get free movie tickets, concession purchases, and entry to special events just by swiping your debit card when you’re a Scotiabank customer. Loyal users of other banks can still rack up points whenever they go to the movies and you’ll get a discount at the concession stand.
The Optimum program is great because it’s a progressive system – cash in 8,000 points for $10 off your purchase or keep saving for the mother load of 95,000 and a free $170 to spend in-store. Plus there are often special offers only for Optimum members that will help you rack up points more quickly.
The Beauty Insider Program
Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program gives you a point for every dollar spent at Sephora. You can use your points to get free deluxe samples or save them for limited edition sets chosen by the Beauty Insider team.
Earn Plum Points when you shop at Chapters, Indigo, Coles, or Indigo.ca. Your membership gets you exclusive savings and you can use your points to redeem a reward up to $100.
We’ve all gotta eat, so we might as well earn while we’re doing it. With a PC Financial MasterCard you’ll earn 10 points for every dollar you spend, no matter where you’re shopping. Twenty thousand points gets you $20 worth of groceries, or you can save them for even bigger savings.
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