I was surfing the web for a chapters coupon last week and came across a site called GreatCanadianRebates. As it turns out, this site allows their members to get CASH BACK rebates (and coupons) when doing their online shopping through specific vendors… with no membership cost. Yes.. free.

This is not a sponsored post. With online shopping becoming more popular, I thought that this was a great money saving site to share with the readers of MDJ.

How does it work?

When you’re ready to shop at a store that they have listed, simply sign in, and click the store link within your account. That will bring you to the store website. When you make a purchase, the store will credit GreatCanadianRebates with a commission which is then passed onto you (or a portion of it).

GreatCanadianRebates send out their payments via PayPal or cheque every two months for balances over $3 ($20 for cheques). If you choose the PayPal route, make sure to sign up with your PayPal email address. You basically get money back for the online shopping that you were doing anyways.

Some notable online stores included and their discounts:

  • Chapters: 4.0%
  • Westjet: 1.50%
  • Canadian Tire: 3.50%
  • Expedia.ca Hotels: 2.0%
  • Home Depot: 2.0%
  • New CarCostCanada membership: 10.5%
  • eBay (winning bid): 26.5% of ebay fees charged to seller
  • Rogers Magazine Service: 16.25% off already discounted magazines subscriptions like MoneySense, Canadian Business, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent and more.

Why are we recommending this?

I know, some of you are thinking that I’m cannibalizing my own affiliate book sales by recommending this site. For those of you who don’t know, every time you buy a book through MDJ, we get credited with a commission of around 4% of the total sale. Now, GreatCanadianRebates is allowing the regular web surfer to collect the commission for themselves.

I think that everyone wins in this situation. You will save a percentage of your purchases in the form of a cash back payment. As a reward for saving you money, GreatCanadianRebates will kick back 10% of your total rebate received to MDJ. For example, if you receive $5 in a cash back rebate after 2 months, MDJ will receive $0.50. If you refer your friends, you will also get 10% of their rebates.

New Member Promotion

  • All new sign ups get $2 automatically added to their account.
  • I contacted GreatCanadianRebates to see if they could offer anything extra for the readers of MDJ. They graciously offered a $25 Amazon/Chapters GC giveaway contest for every 100 referrals.

How do I join?

In order to sign up under MDJ, please join with the link below which will automatically recognize you as a MDJ referral. Joining is pretty painless and all they really need is your email address.

Note that if you plan to get your cash back rebates via PayPal, you need to use your PayPal email address.

Sign up for GreatCanadianRebates

Can U.S Residents sign up also?

This was an important issue before I started recommending GreatCanadianRebates as MDJ has a lot of U.S based readers. They have confirmed that U.S Residents can sign up as members. In fact, there are a lot of U.S based stores on their merchants list.

Note, only PayPal as a payment method is accepted for U.S residents.


You may be thinking that they sell your information to make money, however, their FAQ clearly indicates that they will never sell or giveaway your personal information to third parties.

Final Thoughts:

GreatCanadianRebates.ca really is a win-win situation. You get cash back rebates for buying stuff online while MDJ gets a small kick back for your spending. In addition, it’s not only free to join, they give you $2 in your account to start you off along with the potential to win a $25 book store gift certificate.

If you’re really keen, you can use a cash back credit card when making a purchase which will bump your savings up even more.

Sign up for GreatCanadianRebates

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