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August 10

Telus Canada: Student Deals & Free $50 Pre-Paid Visa

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Telus Canada: Student Deals & Free $50 Pre Paid Visa

Telus Canada is offering a free $50 pre-paid Visa card, free wi-fi and installation, and student internet starting at just $25 per month for a year.

I blogged about the Shaw deals for students on Thursday, so today I dug up what Telus is offering. Telus and Shaw dominate the Canadian internet market, thus their deals are the ones you will want to compare to get the best student deal on internet.

I assume that internet prices differ by province, as when I tested this deal out, there was no $25 per month plan. All plans for my area in BC started at $30. Here is what I found (prices subject to change depending on area):

Telus Internet 15

This package gives you 3 to 15Mbps download speeds and up to 1Mbps upload speed, with up to 150 GB monthly data. It costs $30 a month in BC, but I have no idea why this package is even offered as the next package up is the exact same price for more goodies. Is this a joke, Telus?

Telus Internet 25

As I mentioned above, this package is the same price as the useless package deal above: $30. The other package should not even be a consideration because Internet 25 is far superior. Receive 5 to 25Mbps download speeds, up to 2.5Mbps upload speed, with 250 GB of monthly data. This is essentially the same as the middle Shaw package except the $50 free Visa sweetens the pot substantially. The other major factor in Telus’s favour: this agreement is for an entire year instead of eight months. You enjoy an extra four months of savings over Shaw’s offer.

Telus Internet 50

Enjoy 20 to 50Mbps download speeds, up to 10Mbps upload speed, with 400 GB per month of data. This package trumps Shaw’s Broadband 50 by being $10 cheaper at only $40 per month. It also wins because it is a twelve-month agreement and the package includes a free Telus Wi-Fi Plus range booster ($100 value). You are seriously scoring with either this or the Internet 25 deal.

I have watched Telus and Shaw battle it out on the student internet front for the last few years. If you are on a really tight budget, I still suggest the Shaw 10 bundle at only $20 a month. However, if you want more bang for your buck, then I think Telus is the clear winner with their Internet 25 and Internet 50 packages. That free $50 pre-paid Visa card does not hurt either.

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August 7

Shaw Canada: Up To 64% Off Internet For Students

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Shaw Canada: Up To 64% Off Internet For Students

Shaw Canada has released their back to school internet packages for students. Receive up to 64% off the cost of internet through Shaw.

There are three deals to select from.

1. High Speed 10

If you are on a tight student budget (think ramen noodles and cheese whiz), then you will want to get the High Speed 10 bundle. It is discounted from $55, down to $20 a month for students (64% off). This basic internet connection gives you up to 10Mbps download speed, up to 0.5Mbps upload speed, and 125GB per month. While that may seem slow, you could download an HD movie in only 30 minutes.

2. High Speed 25

The High Speed 25 tends to be Shaw’s most popular deal, and it is the package I subscribed to when in school because I both worked online and needed an internet connection for research. This package is discounted from $60 down to $30 a month, for eight months, for students. Enjoy up to 25Mbps download speed, up to 2.5Mbps upload speed, and 250GB per month. You can download an HD movie in 12 minutes with this package. It works really well in a household with several wireless internet users.

3. Broadband 50

Do you need major internet power? If you download a ton of movies, are a heavy gamer, have a very large household, or just love your webpages loaded two-seconds ago, then you should get hooked up with broadband. Originally $80 a month, students receive it for only $50 a month for eight months. Get up to 50Mbps download speed, up to 3.0Mbps upload speed, and 400 GB a month. You will be watching that HD movie in just six minutes.

All student packages last for eight months. Shaw says: “offer available for new services only.” However, if you have used the Shaw student internet before, you should just call them and they will hook you up. I was with Shaw Cable for three years running. All was good as long as I provided them with updated registration information each August to prove I was registered for September. This offer is not just for students in residence. If you live at home, you can still get this offer and your parents will be grateful (trust me).

I really miss these Shaw internet deals now that I am no longer a student. It really hurts to pay full price for internet.

Full details for these deals are on the Shaw website. Be sure to read all the fine print.

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July 15

Amazon Student: 6-Months of Free 2-Day Shipping

Posted by on July 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Amazon Student: 6 Months of Free 2 Day Shipping

Amazon finally has brought the Amazon Student program to Canada. Students can sign up with a valid student email address to get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime on eligible purchases (with no minimum required) for six months and e-mail alerts for discounts and promotions.

After the six months of free two-day shipping from Amazon Canada, your Student Prime account will automatically renew unless you choose to unsubscribe. However, instead of paying the full price of $79 per year, students will only pay $39 per year for Amazon Prime. However, once you graduate (or at the end of four years), your subscription will automatically renew to the full prime cost of $79 unless you choose to unsubscribe. To sign up for your free six-months of Amazon Student Prime, you will need to:

  • have an Amazon Canada account
  • be a college, university or CEGEP student enrolled in at least one course
  • be able to provide proof of enrollment if requested
  • have a valid college, university, or CEGEP email address (and access to that account)

I am officially still a student, as I do not graduate until November, so I signed up for this offer with my student email address. It was very simple. I just needed to have access to my email address to confirm my subscription. I actually have my student email forwarded to my regular email address and I was able to confirm my account by clicking through the link in the forwarded email.

This offer is available across the country, but it is done slightly different for residents of Quebec. If you are schooling in Quebec, you can sign up for Amazon Student and you will receive an 18-month membership with the first 6 months at no charge. They will not bill your credit card until the first six months are over, and you can cancel at any time.

For students, this is thrilling. I have purchased many of my textbooks on Amazon.ca in the past when two-day shipping would have been super handy. I also love books, my husband loves movies, and together we place a purchase or two at Amazon.ca about once or twice a month. Two-day shipping is certainly going to lessen the time we have to wait between ordering and receiving. I just need to mark down in my calendar what date I should be cancelling my subscription so it does not auto-renew.

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July 11

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Dell Canada has started their back to school offer for students. Purchase a select computer from Dell, and you will receive $121 off a Dell Venue 7″ tablet. Regularly $169.99, the cost of the tablet will be reduced to only $49.

While exploring this offer I found out that you do not have to just get the base model Venue 7″ to get this deal. You can actually get larger models and you will receive $121 off each of them. Here are the models available with this promo:

  • New Dell Venue 7 (16GB) Was $169.99 | Now $49
  • New Del Venue 7 (16 GB) Red Was $189.99 | Now $69
  • New Venue 8 16 GB Black Was $219.99 | Now $99
  • New venue 8 16 GB Red Was $239.99 | Now $119

The discounted prices are all for students when you purchase one of the computers through the above link. The student offer starts as low as $699.99, and the lowest priced computer I found was the Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series with 3 Year In-Home Support. For students this unit is actually discount as it regularly costs $748.99, and it is now only $699.99. The desktop features a fourth Generation Intel Core i5 Processor, Windows 8.1 operating system, 8GB Memory for speed, and a 1TB Hard Drive for storage. A dell wired keyboard and a three-button optical mouse are included. You would need to purchase a monitor separately or use your TV as your external monitor. Then add on your favourite tablet for a great discount.

Just a note on the Venue 7 and the Venue 8: besides the one-inch size difference, you should be aware of another major difference. Most notably, the Venue 8 allows you to expand the memory with an external microSD card. You can add on up to 32GB of memory. The Venue 7 comes with the memory it has (16GB) and does not have a slot for an external memory card. It was for this reason that my husband recently picked up the Dell Venue 8.

If you sign up for Dell Advantage, then you will get 5% cash back on a Dell ePromotional Card. I am still waiting to see how this works as we placed an order at Dell Canada a bit ago and are curious to see if the Dell Advantage actually processed. I had major difficulty getting it to properly link to the account. If anyone else has any success with this, let me know.

Receive free shipping on all orders at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 1st August 2014)

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February 9

H&R Block Canada: Student Tax Deal & Free SPC Card

Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

H&R Block Canada: Student Tax Deal & Free SPC Card

Hey Students! If you are a university student like me you probably got an email in your student email account reminding you to print off your T2202A tax receipt for last year. Here is another reminder, you can pay just $29.99 at H&R Block this year and get them to do your taxes for you.

You will also receive a free Student Price Card which is valued at $9.95 so you are really getting a fantastic value to get someone else to do your taxes. It takes very little time (mine on average has taken a half hour) and it really is a huge stress relief.

In fact: one year I decided to do my taxes my self (with my husband’s help). I figured it would be a bit cheaper and just easier. Well, I put something on the wrong line and then one reassessment, several conversations with a very nice taxman, and much time wasted has convinced my that H&R Block is the way to go. The four years I used H&R Block’s services I never had a problem with my taxes ever. That saved a lot of time and stress.

So students, I highly recommend this service. It is very affordable, a great deal, and you get a student price card as well.

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September 10

One Class Canada Coupon: Exclusive 50% Off 1st Month

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

One Class Canada Coupon: Exclusive 50% Off 1st Month

One Class Canada gives you access to notes, study packs, and exam tutorial videos to help you improve your grades. The Bargainmoose has an exclusive coupon code for 50% off your first month when you purchase a subscription to their services.

Click here to explore One Class Canada now

  • Coupon Code: ONEMOOSE
  • Discount: 50% off first month
  • Expiry: Unknown

OneClass specializes in giving you the tools to improve your grades. You get access to notes and can search for them by university, class, and/or professor. Even if you are taking your own notes this can be really helpful if you are having difficulties understanding the instructor or want to take less notes and listen more. They also have tutorial videos that will help you grasp the key concepts plus various other tools.

The only thing I don’t like about One Class is the limited number of notes in the database. I am sure this will improve in the future as the company expands; however, neither my current university nor the university I am at on a letter of permission from had any notes listed for them. They each have a student population of over 10,000 so I was a bit disappointed. On the positive side, I did get to download some Spanish notes from Toronto that will be VERY useful. You only start with 60 ‘credits’ and it cost me 40 just to download one chapter of notes, so you will run out of credits quick.

It is free to join One Class but you have limited access to notes (60 credits). For unlimited access you have three options:

  • $10 a month
  • $8 a month for four months
  • $5 a month for twelve months

No matter which you choose you will get 50% off your first month with the above coupon.

For this and any future One Class coupon codes be sure to check the forum.

One Class Canada Coupon: Exclusive 50% Off 1st Month

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September 3

Bookmob Canada Coupon: 10% Off Textbooks & Textbook Rentals

Posted by on September 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Bookmob Canada Coupon: 10% Off Textbooks & Textbook Rentals

A little late on ordering textbooks are we? No worries… sometimes the worm that sleeps late has a nice coffee, maybe a biscuit… and a deal on some textbooks. Get 5% off textbooks rentals at Bookmob Canada with the following coupon code and another 5% off with our ambassador code. Yes these are stack-able. For all my fellow students who just headed back to school – have a good year!

Click here to rent textbooks @ Bookmob.ca now

  • Coupon Code: MOBFALL5
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

The ambassador code should automaticly apply to your order but if it doesn’t then add the following code as well (beside the promo code slot… under ambassador code):

  • Ambassador Code: CC388113
  • Discount: 5% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

This is not just for renting but also for buying textbooks from Bookmob Canada. Over the last few years I have used several textbook rental companies and I have always found Bookmob to have the best selection and generally the best prices. They also have a price match guarantee, where if you find the textbook for lower they will match the price. Also, if you spend $150 or more on textbooks, which is super easy to do, you get free shipping. Shipping textbooks back to them is always free and really easy as well.

How much money are you going to save on textbooks this year?

Be sure to use this Bookmob Promo code and always check out the forums before placing an order.

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August 18

BMO Canada: 2 No-Fee Student Credit Cards With Rewards

Posted by on August 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

BMO Canada: 2 No Fee Student Credit Cards With Rewards

I am totally getting back into student mode! I just read the first of my books for school last night and started another (which is not going well). I am also in full student deal mode and found some offers from BMO that I never knew existed! BMO has two no-annual-fee credit cards for students that give back rewards. Both also act as an SPC Card (student price card which you usually buy for $10) so you get the added discounts and bonuses associated with those as well.

BMO Canada: 2 No Fee Student Credit Cards With RewardsThe first card is the BMO SPC AIR MILES MasterCard where you earn air miles on your purchases. Here are the rewards:

  • 500 Bonus reward miles (limited time offer) – Apply by August 31st and spend $200 by October 31st, 2013
  • One AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 you spend on the card
  • SPC (Student Price Card Ltd.) discounts of 10% to 15% at hundreds of stores
  • Earn 1.25x reward miles at Shell locations in Canada
  • Earn 1.5x reward miles and get up to 25% off rentals at National Car Rental & Alamo Rent A Car locations worldwide

All that with no annual fee. If you go to school away from home and travel back for the breaks, it might be a good idea to get some extra air miles with this card.

The second card is the BMO SPC CashBack MasterCard which tends to be my favourite. I love cash back! Here are the rewards:

  • An annual rebate to your credit card: $1 cash back for every $200 spent on your card (= 0.5% cashback rate)
  • SPC (Student Price Card Ltd.) discounts of 10% to 15% at hundreds of stores
  • Earn 1.25x reward miles at Shell locations in Canada
  • Earn 1.5x reward miles and get up to 25% off rentals at National Car Rental& Alamo Rent A Car locations worldwide

Again, this credit card is a no-annual-fee card. I am currently on a cash rebate system with a different credit card company and it has been my favourite so far.

I like their little comparison charts at the bottom. It shows you how much you will earn in either air miles or cash-back depending on what you spend a month. For example, if you spend around $1000 a month you can either get 1,100 air miles in a year or $60 back a year.

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August 18

TD Canada Trust: Free $50 With Student Bundle Sign-Up

Posted by on August 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM

TD Canada Trust: Free $50 With Student Bundle Sign Up

TD Canada Trust has a special offer for students. When you sign up for the TD Canada Trust Student Bundle, they will give you $50. Sweet, eh?

Here is the rundown of what you have to do to get your free $50:

  1. Open a student chequing account
  2. Apply for a TD Credit Card

Once you have done those two steps, you need to only do one of the following:

  • Sign up for your first Direct Deposit OR
  • Complete two bill payments via EasyWeb or ATM OR
  • Complete two purchases online with your enhanced TD Access Card

All of this must be done before the 4th of October. Those are totally easy; I vote for number two of the three. Completing two bill payments via EasyWeb, frankly, is easy.

I think this offer is great for students moving out on their own and taking control of their own banking. It is also great for students who want to (or need to) switch banks. The added incentive of $50 is pretty nice. I have been with TD for a couple years now and am fairly happy with them.

(Expiry: 4th October 2013)

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August 17

Shaw Canada: Back To School Internet & TV Offers

Posted by on August 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Shaw Canada: Back To School Internet & TV Offers

Shaw Canada has started their back to school offers for students. They are offering high-speed 25 internet for just $22.45 a month (reg $65) for eight months, which is the best deal I have found, as well as your choice of two TV offers.

Shaw is offering the lowest price per month for internet if you are a student. Enjoy Internet 25 for just $22.45 a month, which is $7.55 cheaper than Telus’ offer that I posted about yesterday. However, the comparison isn’t quite as cut and dried as that. Telus is offering a $50 Visa card which makes up part of the difference, for 6.6 months. Then, the Shaw offer becomes better. Over eight months you will save $10.40 with Shaw’s internet offer, not including taxes. The taxes matter though, because you are only getting taxed on $22.45 instead of $30, which is Telus’ price for the same package.

There is also something else to factor in. If you just need internet for eight months and no more (say you are renting near campus or something), then the Shaw offer overall is better. For us, we will be getting rid of our land line internet altogether once I graduate and I will just tether to my phone as 2GB of extra data only costs me $25 as opposed to a full internet package. However, if you need internet for longer than eight months, then you will want the Telus package because it lasts for twelve months and thus you will get extra savings from not having to pay for those extra months of a bigger internet package.

That is a comparison of the Telus vs. the Shaw internet offers. There is one more factor to consider of course: television. Telus does not offer a nice little student discount on cable, so that might play a huge factor in which provider you use. If you need cable as well, you should probably go Shaw. They have two deals:

  • Personal TV $29.95/month for eight months (reg. $39.90)
  • Premier TV $39.95/month for eight months (reg. $89.90)

There are few advantages to being a student, but lower internet and cable prices are one of them. Be sure to take advantage of these offers. Student offer is only valid to full-time students with a valid student ID for 2013/2014.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 16

Telus Canada: Student Internet Discounts & $50 Visa Card (BC & AB)

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Telus Canada: Student Internet Discounts & $50 Visa Card (BC & AB)

If you are a student in British Columbia or Alberta, you can take advantage of special internet pricing for students and get a free $50 pre-paid Visa when you switch to Telus Canada (if you haven’t been with Telus in the past 90 days).

Click through the link at the top of the page that says ‘sign-up online’ to view the deals. You can also call in your order if you want. Here are the packages for students:

  • TELUS Internet 6 – $25/m (reg $50)
  • TELUS Internet 15 – $25/m (reg $55)
  • TELUS Internet 25 – $30/m (reg $65)
  • TELUS Internet 50 – $40/m (reg $80)

Those prices are for internet only. If you sign up for a second service, you can get another $5 off that price.

You get those prices for twelve months, contract-free. On your thirteenth month the price will go back to the regular price. At that time, I would consider looking for a new deal, or if you are still a student talk to Telus about renewing your student deal.

I am going to be getting the Internet 25 package – internet alone. Right now I am paying $60 at Shaw, including taxes, and they just let me know they are raising the rate by another $5 come the first of September. I signed up for this promotion last night online and am just waiting for Telus to call me back today to set up an installation date. Then I will give Shaw my 30 days notice. Suddenly, my internet cost will be cut in half, and I will have a $50 Visa card to spend. Yay!

(Expiry: 4th November 2013. Pre-paid Visa card only while supplies last).

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July 6

Dell Canada: $50 Or $100 eCoupon Student Computer Deals

Posted by on July 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Dell Canada: $50 Or $100 eCoupon Student Computer Deals

Dell Canada has started their summer student deal: Buy select PCs over $599 and receive a $50 eCoupon from Dell Canada or buy select PCs over $999 and receive a $100 eCoupon from Dell Canada.

The eCoupon will be sent via email 30 days after purchase and will expire 90 days after receipt. This offer is only valid for actively enrolled high school, college, or university students or their parents who are purchasing on behalf of such students. You will need to pick your school and enter your student ID as proof.

If you need a desktop I think this Inspiron 660 Desktop for $599.99 is a good deal. It has a 1TB hard drive, 8GB memory and comes with a student combo pack which includes the $50 Dell e-coupon, Dell Wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and McAfee Security Center-36 Months. That is pretty sweet.

Looking for a great laptop? Try out the Inspiron 17 for $599.99. It has a 750 GB hard drive and 6GB memory. The student combo pack  includes the $50 Dell e-coupon, McAfee Security Center, and a Dell – Adventure 17” Messenger Bag.

Enjoy free shipping on all Dell purchases.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

H&R Block Canada Coupon: $5 Off Tax Software + Student Deal

Posted by on April 26, 2013 at 9:28 PM

H&R Block Canada Coupon: $5 Off Tax Software + Student Deal

H&R Block is offering $5 off their 2013 tax software with coupon code. That takes the software down from $29.95 to $24.95.

Click here for H&R Block’s At Home Tax Software

  • Coupon Code: SAVE9
  • Discount: $5
  • Expiry: 29th April 2013

My husband does his own taxes from home, but I take advantage of the H&R Block Student Deal. For only $29.95 you can go to your local H&R Block along with all your tax information, and have someone else do your taxes for you. You will even receive a free SPC card at select locations.  I did mine earlier this week; it took less than a half hour and really reduced my stress level. I hate doing my own taxes because I am always scared I will miss something or put something in the wrong column.

Take advantage of both these deals and make sure to file by the 30th of April, 2013!

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September 4

Empire Theatres: Over 30% Off Student Combo

Posted by on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Empire Theatres: Over 30% Off Student Combo

Empire Theatres is offering students a deal on their ticket, a popcorn and drink from now through the end of April.

All you have to do is show your valid Student ID. This offer is available in AB, BC, MB, NS, and ON.

For my local theatre in Alberta the Student Combo is $14.99 for a medium drink, medium popcorn and a movie ticket. However, I checked out Antigonish in Nova Scotia and the Student Combo was only $12.99. The price depends on which theatre and which province you are in. I found a theatre in Ontario where the combo is only $11.99!

Expiry: Offer not valid December 15th, 2012 through January 6, 2013. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

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August 30

Bank of Montreal: Free Banking and SPC Card for Students

Posted by on August 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Bank of Montreal: Free Banking and SPC Card for Students

The Bank of Montreal has a very alluring deal for students out there (13+). Open a student account with BMO and get not only free banking, but a free SPC (Student price Card) worth $10 as well.

Here is what BMO is offering student, open a Plus Plan and get:

  • A FREE chequing account with 30 transactions per month – that’s a savings of $119.40 each year
  • A FREE SPC Card to help you save at hundreds of SPC Card retailers across Canada.
  • Up to 30 transactions each month
  • 1 FREE Interac  e-Transfer per month
  • Online and mobile banking
  • Plus FREE banking for one extra year after graduation

You can apply if you are 13 – 18, a university/college student, or have recently graduated.

Expiry: Unknown

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