Shop Smart

By Carleton University Modified on April 26, 2024
Tags : Campus Life | Food & Drink | Student POV

Nervous about shopping while living away from your parents? Try these tips and tricks to help you save money while you shop!

 Shop Smart

This article was written by Ujunwa, a Carleton University student.

In today's fast-paced world, mastering the art of saving money is not just a skill; it's a mindset. Whether you're striving to build an emergency fund, pay off debt, or achieve your long-term financial goals, adopting savvy money-saving hacks can be the key to unlocking financial stability and security.

Well, I will be sharing some tips and tricks that have helped me lately.

1. Scene + Points

Scene+ points offer an exciting opportunity to accumulate rewards every time you indulge in the magic of cinema. Whether you're a die-hard fan of action-packed blockbusters, heartfelt dramas, or side-splitting comedies, every movie ticket you purchase with your Scotiabank card brings you one step closer to unlocking free movie tickets and exclusive perks. If you are a Scotiabank customer, you get points for every $5 you spend daily. You could convert those points to scene points to watch movies and even get popcorn.

2. Flipp

Flipp, the ultimate shopping companion for savvy spenders, helps users compare grocery prices across various grocery stores effortlessly. With its user-friendly interface, Flipp helps you make informed purchasing decisions, ensuring you get the best deals on your groceries and maximize savings while shopping wisely. This app has been helpful for me ever since the prices of groceries have increased. Smart shopping starts with Flipp!

3. Too Good To Go

Join the anti-waste movement with Too Good To Go, an innovative app that offers surprise baskets from retailers at small prices, helping to combat food waste while offering delicious treats to consumers. I've personally experienced the magic of Too Good To Go by regularly indulging in affordable baked goods from Tim Hortons. One of my favorite features of Too Good To Go is the element of surprise. Each time I purchase a basket, I never quite know what delicious treats await me from Tim Hortons. It adds an element of excitement to my day while also supporting a worthy cause.

4. Odd Bunch

This innovative concept aims to reduce food waste by offering fruits and vegetables that may not meet traditional cosmetic standards but are still perfectly delicious and nutritious. What I love most about Odd Bunch is that it allows me to try out new fruits and vegetables without ever spending money on items I don't need.

Each time I shop for Odd Bunch produce, I'm delighted by the variety of quirky-shaped carrots, slightly misshapen apples, and unique vegetables I discover. It's a fun and adventurous way to expand my culinary skills while also supporting sustainability efforts. Odd Bunch offers these unique produce items at affordable prices, making it easy for me to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet without breaking the bank. Not only do I save money on my grocery bill, but I also feel good knowing that I'm contributing to the reduction of food waste.

I hope you enjoyed these recommendation hacks. Get the most out of your shopping experience with these tips and tricks!

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