Years ago, if you told me that I’d have to budget for back to school shopping, I’d think you were crazy. I mean, really, how expensive can pencils and paper be?
Oh, right – that was before I considered clothing, shoes, laptops, lunchboxes, fidget-spinners-cubes-whatever and about a hundred other things that all add up. There’s no doubt about it: back to school shopping is expensive.
However, this year, I’m doing things a little bit differently: I’m still crossing everything off my list – while paying less money out of pocket than ever! – with the help of RBC Rewards. Do you collect RBC Rewards points? Now’s a great time to redeem them, especially since there are so many ways they can help offset the cost of back to school shopping.
1. Stay ahead of the rush. The mall is probably my least favourite place to venture just before summer holidays end. In addition to the crowds, I’m also more likely to overspend at the mall when confronted with multiple sales and promotions, beckoning me to make that impulse purchase. This is why I love the RBC Rewards App. With products available from Best Buy, Apple, Herschel and more, I can redeem points for so many of my back to school essentials right from the palm of my hand. As a busy mom I like the convenience of being able to shop and track my points on the go.
2. Comparison shop ‘til you drop. With a wide variety of retailers available on one easy-to-navigate website, I can ensure I’m receiving the best value for my hard-earned rewards. RBC Rewards features more than 400 brands to shop from and gives me the opportunity to opt-in to earn bonus points from retailers like HBC and Apple on purchases I’d already be making for back to school! Because I’ve opted in to receive deals and promos, I always know when it’s the best time to shop.
3. Grab a gift card. Not sure what you want – or, would rather shop in-store the traditional way? You can easily redeem RBC Rewards for gift cards at your favourite stores to help you offset back to school shopping costs. You can currently earn bonus points when you redeem for an HBC or Home Outfitters gift card – now that’s a win-win!
4. Payback with Points. If you’ve already completed your shopping, it’s not too late to put some money back in your wallet. RBC Rewards also offers Payback with Points, where members can use the points they’ve earned on their back to school purchases to pay down their credit card balance. Then, the only thing you’ll need to decide is how to pamper yourself with all the money you’ve saved. Good job, mom!
Is this the year you reinvent the way you complete your back to school shopping? With RBC Rewards, it’s easier than ever to stay on budget while grabbing everything you need!
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This post is sponsored by RBC. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
Cool, will have to look into it.
Thanks,lots of information here!
With apps like this out there it just doesn’t make sense to shop like one did in the past.
I will check it out. I am glad I won’t have to worry about back to school shopping for a few years though :)
Debbie White Beattie
Sounds like they offer decent rewards but I get cash back for my rewards
wow i really have to look into this , thanks for sharing :)
Sounds like it is worth checking out.
This sounds so good. Who doesn’t love rewards! I will be looking into this.
thank you for reminding me!!! I actually do have RBC rewards and I do have a lot of points and I keep forgetting to redeem them! will have to put that on my list to check out tonight
It’s always great to get stuff for free! It looks like they have a lot of great rewards!
There are so many rewards programs out there; sometimes hard to figure out which one is best!
I hadn’t heard of this program but it sounds great!
Thanks, not something I have but might be worth looking into.
I have RBC Rewards and have had good success with the program in terms of actually getting rewards from RBC unlike some other programs out there.
We have RBC reward, I will have to check the app! I love earning points and saving money!
I do love getting rewards for shopping.
Sounds great, I love collecting points and rewards to go towards shopping!
I’m afraid that I’m going to have to admit that I collected RBC Rewards about 30 yrs and despite a lot of money being spent I discovered that the rewards were overpriced – I do hope that that has changed for the better now.
Nice. We use another bank though :)
This is good to know thanks for the unfo
Love to save money and this is a great way.
It truly doesn’t make sense to just ‘shop’ anymore with all of the different reward programs/money back programs out there! Thanks for sharing this one as I hadn’t heard of it.
I hadn’t heard of this rewards program, but it sounds like it has some great features, thanks for sharing this.
Honestly the money can add up real quick when shopping for back to School,great tips to help save !
I bank and have their visa and did not know this, thanks for the info!
Sounds like a good program.
Great advice for someone who hates shopping.. (me lol) thank you :)
Thank you! I will have to look into this!
Thank you for the info. This is great to know.
I love earning points while shopping. Feels like I’m paying less when I’m getting rewarded.
Sounds like an app for me! I love collecting and redeeming points for things I actually want or need!
Sounds like it’s worth checking out! Thanks.
I love getting rewarded for getting shopping.
my parents use rbc rewards
Awesome, this would help people with back to school shopping this year
Apps have totally changed how we shop, huh?