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What you get: I've used the new app called Stack, which brands itself as the future of money. When you sign up, they mail you a prepaid Stack Mastercard, but you can do more than just make purchases on credit. Receive discounts on popular food, drinks, and services when you pay with your Stack card. Receive $20 when you activate your Stack card with my referral link!

What I get in return: Each friend who installs the Stack app with my link and activates their card helps me earn $5 to my account.  Use the link below to sign up!

Remember, once you use Stack, you can also get these perks by referring your friends!

Where to go: getstackco.app.link/NbvK7ssEgQ

Spotlight on: Caddle

What I scored: Here's my fishy tale on my big earnings with Caddle.  It started with some completed surveys that indicated I enjoyed eating frozen fish.  It turned out Janes was promoting their line of breaded fish fillets, so I was presented with personalized cashback offers for Janes Fish:

  • July 19, 2018 - Survey ($0.05): Frozen Fish
  • July 26, 2018 - Video & Survey ($0.10): Janes Fish
  • Aug 2, 2018 - Purchase Cashback ($4.00): Buy 1 Janes Fish - 2 x $2.00
  • Aug 2, 2018 - Purchase Cashback Bonus ($1.00): Buy 2 Janes Fish - 1 x $1.00
  • Aug 2, 2018 - Post-purchase Survey ($0.25): Janes Fish
  • Aug 2, 2018 - Review ($0.25): Janes Fish

From Caddle alone, I earned $5.65; on top of that, there was a sale on Janes Fish for $8.99 per box (savings of 3.00 each).  The two boxes of Janes Fish  effectively cost me $12.33 (before tax).  Without Caddle and paying full price, the fish may have cost twice that much!  Wow!

How I did it: I used Flipp to search for Janes Fish and saw it was on sale at Metro.  The Caddle cashback for a single box was only $2, but taking advantage of the bonus cashback, I was able to earn $5 by purchasing a second box.  The surveys before and after the purchase made it a bargain!  AND, these boxes have a $4 coupon inside for next time!

Janes Fish in my freezer. Look, $4 coupon inside!

 

 

 

 

 


Here's the proof:

When uploading receipt photo in Caddle, specify number of offers being redeemed
Post-purchase survey of goods
Offer for post-purchase review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to go: caddle.ca and enter Referral Code CHIHUN57475

Just a friendly reminder that if you're taking part in Amazon's Prime Day sales, be sure to first login via your Ebates account to earn up to 6% cashback from your purchases!  And to determine whether the deals are actually good deals, use the Keepa plugin for your web browser.

What you get: You can earn $25 Amazon.ca credit by adding $100 to your Amazon Cash balance.  Think of Amazon Cash as your pre-paid Amazon.ca spending account.  Instead of a bank, you visit a retailer like Canada Post and deposit the money through them.  Amazon gives you a personalized barcode (or you can just use your cell #) so the funds are directed to your account.  It's really easy, and the bonus $25 arrives within 24 hours; mine came within a few minutes!

Note: Offer available only to first-time Amazon Cash deposits.  Bonus funds expire Aug 31, 2018.  See Amazon's page for full details.

When it starts: July 9, 2018

When it ends: July 17, 2018

Where to go: https://amzn.to/2NEbl73

Receipt of $100 deposited to my Amazon Cash account

What you get: You can earn up to $150 bonus by contributing to your Tangerine investment fund account.  Receive a bonus of $10 for every $1,000 you add -- up to $15,000 -- into your investment fund account.  If you have unused cash sitting in a savings/chequing account, transfer it over to say, a TFSA investment fund account for the bonus.

Note: Offer available only to existing clients.  Please verify with Tangerine to see if you're eligible.

When it ends: July 13, 2018

Where to go: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-page/investget150/index.html

What you get: HQ is giving away at least $1,000,000 in total cash to coincide with the NBA playoff finals!  Each time the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers play in their best-of-7 series, the cash pot grows $100k.  If they play a 7th game, the prize will be $700,000.  All just for correctly answering 12 multiple-choice trivia questions!

Schedule: (*if required)

  • May 31 - Game 1: $100,000
  • June 3 - Game 2: $200,000
  • June 6 - Game 3: $300,000
  • June 8 - Game 4: $400,000
  • June 11 - Game 5*: $500,000
  • June 14 - Game 6*: $600,000
  • June 17 - Game 7*: $700,000

What I get in return: Each friend who installs HQ Trivia and uses my referral code chiofsteel helps me earn an extra life (i.e. a chance to continue if I get an answer wrong).  Once you play HQ Trivia, you can get an extra life by referring your friends!

Where to go: App Store and Google Play

If you've never played before or need some HQ Trivia winning tips, continue reading!

 

What you get: HQ is giving away $250,000 tonight!  Get all 15 questions correct tonight, and you'll split the highest jackpot to date.  A few days ago, 4 players split $100,000.  Grab the app if you don't have it yet.  Hurry, just an hour to go!

What I get in return: Each friend who installs HQ Trivia and uses my referral code chiofsteel helps me earn an extra life (i.e. a chance to continue if I get an answer wrong).  Once you play HQ Trivia, you can get an extra life by referring your friends!

Where to go: App Store and Google Play

By the way, there's a hack to gain a free life in HQ without needing to refer new friends.

Spotlight on: Carrot and Green Ontario Fund

What I scored: The Government of Ontario has really been pushing its Green Ontario Fund through Carrot the past few weeks.  Get rewarded with an influx of loyalty points by answering simple quizzes -- you don't need to even get the correct answers -- and learning about initiatives to save money and fight climate change.  I once earned 150 SCENE points with a single GreenON quiz!  My total points earned via Carrot is well over 1400, good for a free movie, just by answering quizzes and meeting my daily steps target!

How I did it: Download the Carrot app using my bonus code ct6191 and you'll earn bonus points!  Answering short multiple-choice quizzes reward you additional points.  If free movies aren't your thing, be rewarded in Aeroplan or Petro-Points.  Reward rates vary depending on the loyalty program, but they really add up quickly!

Here's the proof:

Lots of points for learning about Green Ontario Fund!
Answer informative quizzes. They're not even graded!
Points, points, and more points!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to go: www.carrotrewards.ca

What you get: You can win cash by playing the mobile trivia game HQ!  Get all 15 questions correct tonight, and you'll split the highest jackpot to date at $20,000!  Tonight's game will occur during the Super Bowl halftime.

What I get in return: Each friend who installs HQ Trivia and uses my referral code chiofsteel helps me earn an extra life (i.e. a chance to continue if I get an answer wrong).  Once you play HQ Trivia, you can get an extra life by referring your friends!

Where to go: App Store itunes.apple.com/ca/app/hq-live-trivia-game-show/id1232278996?mt=8 and Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intermedia.hq

By the way, there's a hack to gain a free life in HQ without needing to refer new friends.  I can verify that it works on an iPhone.

What you get: You can earn 3% interest with new deposits into Simplii Financial savings accounts.  This rate applies to both current and new clients.

While this may not be enough to entice you to join as a new customer, they also offer free Interac e-transfers!  Why pay $1 or more to send money?  It simply makes no cents.

By the way, if you banked with PC Financial, they are now Simplii Financial.

When it ends: Feb 28, 2018

Where to go: https://www.simplii.com/en/special-offers/savings-account-bonus-interest.html