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December 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

pres So the economy is caught in a perpetual flush cycle and the government is crumbling under the pressure of imminent deficits. You’re waiting for HR to ask you to stop by so they can talk about “restructuring”. You’re wondering if you can even afford to drive to the mall this holiday season, let alone buy mounds of stuff there. Well, no worries. Here are some resources for thrifty Canadians with the most meagre of budgets, because let’s face it – right now it’s cool to be cheap.

Don’t waste your time surfing around for deals, I’ve put together a list of the eight best Canadian deal sites out there for you:

Pricecanada.com – a shopping search engine that allows you to compare prices among numerous retailers.

Redflagdeals.com – One of Canada’s oldest and best deals and freebies websites.

Bigbigforums.com – Where cheapskate-wannabes gather in droves to discuss the latest scoop on deals, coupons and contests.

Slickdeals.net – This frequently updated site has Deal Alerts…sweet!

Pricenetwork.ca – On this site, people can vote on the hottest deals.

Pricegrabber.ca – Another comparison shopping website that allows you to customize your own shopping list.

Smartcanucks.ca – The first Canadian deals blog (or so they claim).

Lockergnome coupons – Chris Pirillo’s coupon search engine creates custom search RSS feeds. Niiiiice.

Maybe that 42 inch TV isn’t out of your reach after all? Now dust off your credit card and do your part for the economy!

Tags: deals · resources · websites

6 responses so far ↓

  • Great Deals // Dec 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Amazon.com is the central point to find all our Black Friday deals, including the Gold Box hourly deals featured from midnight to 11pm PST and thousands of products that are on sale for a limited time only.

  • Josie // Dec 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Wow, thanks Antoine. I am a wannabe thrifty person – but I have to admit that I’m often not successful. But if you ever want a really good rationale for spending lots of money on something – come to me and I’ll fix you up with one.

    Great article … buy the way.


  • Josie // Dec 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Me again. I just realized I have a thrify tip for you. If you’re visiting Whistler and looking for a wireless connection, head to the Whistler public library. The connection is free (the place we stayed at charged $12 a day) and if you don’t have a laptop you can use one of their computers. The library is just outside the village and is a beautiful building just to be in – lots of windows looking out on snow covered cedars.

  • Antoine // Jan 2, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Excellent tip indeed Josie! Speaking of free WiFi, I recently found this cool website that lists all the free Wifi spots in Vancouver – you can even search by neighbourhood. Very useful!

    Check it out:

  • Magazine Deal // Dec 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    If anyone is going to be buying magazines this christmas, I found this: the “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” Canadian magazine subscription offer. There are over 190 magazines to choose from. The website is
    promo-code DLEX

  • Jennifer Miller // Feb 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Using coupon codes is a great way to save money. I like to recommend KindCoupons.org for more coupon codes.