*Update 3-Jan-2014*: I forgot to include Toronto On A Shoestring - another wonderful source of cheapskate knowledge!
the online form. There's even an app for that.
RedFlagDeals also offers cash back on purchases made through many other vendors, including for big ticket items from vendors like Dell, Apple, Travelocity.com and hotels.com. Check out their website for a full listing.
Mineral Sunscreens for Babies/KidsI am an avid user of sunscreen, but I find that normal sunscreens just don't stay on in the water at all. Mineral sunscreens, however, while not waterproof take a lot longer to fail than chemical sunscreens. Unfortunately mineral sunscreens tend to be much more expensive. I have occasionally found Aveeno's mineral baby sunscreen on sale at my local Shopper's, but here are three options that you can buy affordably every day:
- Thinkbaby Sunscreen ($12 for 88 ml at MEC)
- Matter Company Substance Baby Sun Care Cream ($18 for 180 ml at well.ca)
- Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen ($12 for 120 ml at well.ca)
For purchasing from well.ca, use the coupon code CancerSux until January 31 for $10 off any purchase of $40 or more.
their website, including Audio Books, eMagazines, and eBooks. You don't have to leave home and there are never any late fees!
For techies out there, your card will get you onto Safari Books Online. The cautious shopper can browse issues of Consumer Reports. Travelers get online access to Ulysses publications. Through Overdrive, you can listen to 2/3 of John Hodgman's brilliant trilogy (More Information Than You Require and That Is All) read by John Hodgman and including a long list of guests. If you only listen to one audio book in your life, it should be the final book of the trilogy, That Is All. In this audio book, Hodgman has perfected his formula for presenting his written book in live (and hilarious) voice format. One warning though -- you will never fall asleep while listening to this. If you wish to listen to an audio book that will help you get to sleep, try Siddharta Mukherjee's Emperor of All Maladies. The audio version is about 10 pounds lighter (in physical weight) and is read in near monotone.
Ditch Bell and RogersNo need to put up with sub-par customer service and high prices. Ditch Bell and switch to using a cell phone only or replace your landline with VOIP. (Note that with VOIP your phone service will be vulnerable to any internet service outages, so make sure to have a backup plan for 911.) I replaced my $35/month Bell landline with $10/month VOIP from TekSavvy, since I found that the landline seems to only be called by family members and telemarketers. There are many options for VOIP depending on your level of comfort with the technology. For example, if you are comfortable with configuring your own VOIP ata, I have heard good things about voip.ms.
Ditch Rogers and sign up with Netflix. If you absolutely need access to hockey games and news, install a good TV antenna to get over the air HDTV. There are also subscriptions available via Apple TV and other smart TV services for live broadcasts of sports games. And you can always watch shows (including news and sports) that your region's television stations stream to the web.