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Canadian Tire Gift Card Discount

Great Canadian Rebates has secured another “just in time for Christmas” deal with Canadian Tire Online to offer members 5% cash back (instead of 3.5%) on all Canadian Tire gift cards!

How do you get the rebate?  Simply join Great Canadian Rebates (free), click through to Canadian Tire, and make your gift card purchase.  From there, you’ll soon get 5% of your purchase deposited into your GCR account which can be withdrawn via PayPal or cheque.  The 5% cash back deal is only valid until Nov 27, 2008 so make sure to buy them up soon.  Remember, not only is it free to join Great Canadian Rebates, they will pay you $2 upon registration.

Also note that all Million Dollar Journey readers who join Great Canadian Rebates are automatically entered into a $25 bookstore gift card giveaway.  You can check out my review of Great Canadian Rebates for more info.

For those who like to maximize discounts, one strategy is to buy the 5% discounted Canadian Tire gift cards through Great Canadian Rebates, then use the gift cards to pay for Canadian Tire gasoline in conjunction with a Canadian Tire money multiplier coupon.  You’ll end up with discounted gasoline and some Canadian Tire money to boot.

Tip’d

Tip’d is a new social media website, but geared towards personal finance.  In other words, it’s DIGG for Personal Finance enthusiasts.  It officially launched on Tuesday and seems to be generating a large following.  Check it out, there are some great articles that get published.

Weekend Links

Canadian Capitalist researches the iShares Portfolio Builder ETF’s and considers them too complex and too pricey.

The Digerati Life has a perfect post about my holiday shopping habits in the article: Last Minute Gift Ideas and Shopping Tips For Holiday Procrastinators.

Canadian Dream is giving away $100 worth of gift cards in his 2 year anniversary celebration and all you need to do is leave a comment.  Hurry though, the contest closes today (Nov 21) 8pm CST.

My Dollar Plan asks Are You Ready to Lose Your Job?

The Financial Blogger also has a 2nd anniversary contest and is giving away $200 CASH!

Frugal Dad explains and likes Gel Fuel Fireplaces: A Frugal Home Heating Alternative.

Four Pillars writes about financial education in schools and how it’s not the only solution.

Lazy Man and Money evaluates the pros and cons of a gym membership.

Thicken My Wallet lists the top 5 mistakes in starting a business.

The Sun’s Financial Diary posts a chart that indicates that the Dow is near its 6 year low.

Where Does All My Money Go explains that Long Term Bonds Have An Attractive History…But..

Brip Blap has a great tip for consultants in his article: who is the client?

Michael James on Money gives his opinion on the current state of the auto industry in: Auto Bailout: Throwing Good Money After Bad

Money Smart Life tells us how Merill Lynch and AIG filed which in turn triggered the credit crunch.

Generation X Finance evaluates extended warranties on used cars.


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9 Comments

  1. Four Pillars on November 21, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Thanks for the link.

    I’m using Tipd quite a lot – I like it.

    Quite a roundup!! A lot more upbeat than my post today… :)

    Mike

  2. Michael James on November 21, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for the link. Have a great weekend!

  3. Stephen on November 21, 2008 at 11:34 am

    The regular rate for GCR is now 3.5% not 3.33%.

    • FrugalTrader on November 21, 2008 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks for the heads up Stephen, I will fix it!

  4. Canadian Capitalist on November 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend.

  5. Dividend Growth Investor on November 21, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    TIPD is gaining a lot of momentum. There’s a lot of traffic and variety going in and out of the site..

  6. The Financial Blogger on November 21, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I like Tip’d as well :-)

    Thx for the mention !

  7. WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com on November 22, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for the mention FT! I haven’t checked out Tip’d yet, and I’m holding off only because I don’t want to find what sounds to be another great site to spend more time online surfing… :) I’ll get to it though… :P

  8. Thicken My Wallet on November 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for the mention!

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