The time has come for back 2 school and business routines, but don't worry - we found some big bargains to make the to-do list seem less daunting!
The days were hot, long and lazy, but now it’s cooling off, getting dark sooner and we are starting to get that urge to “do” again. The beginning of September not only marks the return of the school year but it’s also known as the unofficial re-start of the business year.
If you’re like us, the to-do lists have gotten longer – by like, a LOT – and there’s a lot to consider for the month that lies ahead. To make life just a little bit easier, we’ve done some digging and found some sweet deals to help you with your back to reality; whether that means back to school, back to business, or both!
Time + Money Savers
Rakuten.ca (formerly Ebates)
It’s a great website that actually pays you Cash Back every time you shop online and it’s free to join! Rakuten.ca works with over 750 stores that ship to Canada including Indigo.ca, Amazon.ca, eBay, Old Navy, Forever21, Sephora and Groupon. You can use many of these sites to shop local Northern businesses as well, by using filters to only show stores located in the North.
How does it work?! Purchases made through the Rakuten app or website are eligible for online rebates, deals, promo codes and discounts. Best of all, you can also get CASH BACK — up to 25% of your purchase price! I’m not kidding, they literally send you a cheque every few months. My first month using Ebates I got $35 back on necessities I would normally purchase anyway. This means more money in your wallet by shopping the sites you already love. Who doesn’t want that?
Rakuten is an easy way for Northerners to find bargains and make some extra cash. You can sign up on the Rakuten site or using the Northern Heart + Home link below. If you use this link, you will get a $5 CREDIT to your account and once you start shopping you will start earning cash back!
*Keep scrolling down for the Rakuten bargains that we found!
Back 2 School + Business Bargains with Rakuten: FLASH SALE!
We found some especially sweet deals that you can take advantage now and when I say now, I mean TODAY – this flash sale expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 28th. Today only, you can get an additional 15% CASH BACK when shopping at the following retailers through Rakuten.ca. You must have an account – so sign up, log in and click on flash sale to get 15% cash back from Dell, Lenovo, Indigo, Joe Fresh, Under Amour, Ardene, Hunter Original, New Balance and MORE – go, go, go!
Glasses & Contact Lenses
We found out in June that our oldest son needs glasses. He got his new spectacles in time for the last week of school and literally forgot them at school EVERY SINGLE DAY that week – including the last day of school, which resulted in a call from our school’s administrative assistant who hesitantly asked if we could be there to pick them up within 15 minutes before everyone left for the summer.
With this in mind, my husband and I decided that it may be a good idea to have a pair of glasses that stay at school this year. While this will likely result in less stress and frantic lost-and-found searches, the cost for prescription lenses is pretty pricey – even if you have insurance coverage! So I did some digging and thankfully found a site that sells beautiful frames for a fraction of the regular price. Northern Heart + Home has partnered up with Clearly to get you some amazing deals:
New 50% OFF Clearly customer offer:
Get 50% off your first pair of glasses plus free shipping! Use this link to take advantage of this amazing offer!
If you’ve shopped with Clearly before, they also have a sweet BOGO deal happening right now, with glasses from $50 and the second pair FREE! Use this link to get this deal!
Even if you don’t wear prescription eye glasses or contact lenses, staring at screens all day (computers, tablets, phones, even TV’s) can cause our eyes to strain, which can lead to headaches, blurred vision, dry or watery eyes and can overall put a damper on our productivity. If you spend a lot of time on screens there is a great way to minimize these negative effects: digital protection lenses! You can add this protective layer to prescription or clear lenses to defend against eye strain and protect your eyes from harmful blue (screen) light. Use this link to get 50% off your first order!
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Hope you find some bargains for your back 2 school and/or back 2 business shopping! The to-do list may seem daunting, but we know that you’ve got it! And as the the infamous back to school commercial once said, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”! Good luck!
Do you have any sweet back 2 school or business deals that you want to share? Be sure to drop us a note and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!