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6 websites that will save you money

Keep your wallet well-padded with these money-saving URLs.

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RedFlagDeals.com A one-stop shop for deal hunters, you can peruse your favourite stores for flyers, coupons and sales. You’ll also find a forum where users discuss deals they’ve found, and the pros and cons of various websites and products.

ca.CamelCamelCamel.com Camel Camel Camel is a free price tracker that will send you an alert when something you want on Amazon.ca goes on sale. It also lets you view the price history of millions of products, which is helpful in figuring out when items tend to go on sale, and how low they go.

BargainMoose.ca Avid deal finders and couponers flock to this site for the latest steals and bargains online and in-store across Canada. Look up your favourite shop to find coupons and promo codes.

Ebates.ca Not only does Ebates save you money, but it literally pays you to shop online. Peruse coupons and promo codes for your favourite online stores, and then check out the cash-back rate. For example, you could receive up to 10 percent of your purchase for shopping on indigo.ca through Ebates. Money is paid out by cheque or via PayPal. Some restrictions apply.

GasBuddy.com This site helps drivers save a little coin when filling up the tank. Enter your postal code or city and the type of fuel you’re after (regular, premium, diesel), and a detailed map showing the best gas prices in your area will pop up.

SmartCanucks.ca As the name implies, this is where budget-savvy Canadians go to score the latest deals. The site is regularly updated with upcoming promos, discount codes and early sneak-peeks of weekly grocery flyers.

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A version of this article appeared in our March 2016 issue with the headline “6 websites that will save you cash,” p. 66.

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This article was originally published on Mar 03, 2016

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail

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