If you live near a Canadian Tire gasbar, here’s a tip on how to save a few percent on your fuel costs. Firstly, create an account at the Canadian cashback site, Dealguild.com. Use it to make gift card purchases through Canadian Tire. For all your online Canadian Tire purchases, you get 3.5% cashback.
You can buy the gift cards in denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100. Once you receive the gift cards in the mail, take them to your local Canadian Tire Gas Bar and use them to buy gas! The gift cards don’t have expiry dates, so you don’t have to worry about using them up before a certain date. They’re also delivered for free, so you don’t have to worry about shipping costs at all. :)
Additionally, you get Canadian Tire money every time you fill up your tank, so this could mean an extra 10-40 cents, depending on how much you buy. Another point to note is that if you use a cashback credit card for your purchases, you will also get the bonus cashback on it!
I know a few % isn’t much, but it really does add up! For example, if you spend $2000 a year on fuel, saving 3.5% means an extra $70 in your pocket. While it’s not huge, it’s better than nothing!
I don’t drive very much at all, but if you are in a 2 car family, this deal could really save you quite a few bucks.