We are all deep in social distancing and that includes most all Canadians staying home. With the prospect of the a recession
That means that even after this all comes to an end, we’ll be dealing with other problems. So in response to that, we’ve compiled some of the best money saving tips for Canadians to save on watching TV, listening to the radio, auto insurance, reading or using your mobile phone.
- Acorn TV Streaming is the thing to do during the pandemic and this British streaming service knows that. With so many English drams, comedies and mysteries to choose from, the company has made their normal 7 day trial to a 30-day trial for free!
- Bell We’ve seen many phone companies waiving extra usage fees and Bell is no different, halting those fees for residential internet customers as well as any pay-per-use roaming fees. That’s pretty awesome.
- Canadian Sportsbook is offering a 100% sign up bonus up to $100 USD which is a good choice for those looking to pass some time betting on sports, horse races and the like.
- Desjardins insurance Obviously driving has dropped as people stay home at record numbers, so Desjadrins car insurance is offering refunds for any customer that has significantly reduced their driving habits over the last few months. Apply by May 31 to qualify for this refund.
- Libraries Even if you can’t visit a proper library physically, many of the country’s colleges (and around the world) are unlocking some of their content and offering free access through the pandemic including the American Institute of Physics, the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, Cambridge University textbooks, Duke University Press and Elsevier. Here’s a full list.
- NHL Live The national sport of Canada and the professional league knows that they need to engage their fans so NHL Live is giving customers the ability to stream whatever games they choose from the reently-suspended 2019-2020 season. Oh and that’s available to all Canadians free-of-charge!
- Shaw Media Since school is closed, customers of Shaw Media customers have been granted free access to many of the children’s channels. For example, the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and the Treehouse have free previews until the end of June!
- SirusXM Radio No one is really driving, so who is listening to radio? Not many people. so SirusXM is giving access to stream their content free through the end of May!
- Sundance Now Are you Netflix’ed out yet? Well, when you are the Sundance Now is offering their streaming service free for 30 days, up from their normal seven day free trial. Past that, you’ll pay just $4.99.
- Wawanesca: Fees are terrible anytime, but made worse when we’re in a pandemic. So Wawanesca is cancelling non-sufficient fund fees through May 25 and the iinsurance broker is offering choices to reduce coverage if you’re not in your car driving. Inquire so you can apply for some savings.
For a comprehensive list of Canadian discounts during coronavirus, there’s great article covering all those at Global News.