Welcome to the Boomer & Echo freebies and deals section where you will find access to some of the best deals in Canada. I will always keep this page updated to provide our readers with the latest in free tools, rebates, and special offers.

High Interest Savings

Here’s the biggest no-brainer move to make with your money right now. The big banks pay nothing on your savings deposits. EQ Bank’s Savings Plus Account consistently offers an everyday high interest rate at or near the top of the market (currently 1.5%) with no hassles. Open an account here and fund it with $100 within 30 days and you’ll get a $20 cash bonus for free.

Free Credit Score!

Now Canadians can get their Equifax credit score for free from online lender Borrowell. It won’t affect your credit score and Borrowell uses bank-level encryption to ensure your information stays safe. Get your free credit score here.

Online Investing with a Robo-Advisor

If you’ve been reading Boomer & Echo for a while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of simplifying your finances by investing in a low cost, broadly diversified basket of index funds or ETFs. One of the best ways to do this is by using a robo-advisor – an online automated investing service that takes all of the guesswork out of investing.

Self-Directed Investing Platforms

Wealthsimple Trade is Canada’s first and only zero-commission trading platform where investors can trade stocks and ETFs for free in an RRSP, TFSA, or non-registered account. Sign up for Wealthsimple Trade today and get a $10 cash bonus.

For most robust investing needs, including for LIRAs, Margin, and Corporate accounts, Questrade is still the king of low-cost investing in Canada. You can purchase ETFs for free and trade stocks for as little as $4.95. Take your savings further with a registered account at Questrade.

Shopping

Become a member of Great Canadian Rebates and take advantage of online coupons and earn cash back rewards. GCR features over 400 merchants to satisfy all your shopping needs.

Ebates.ca pays you cash back every time you shop online, and it’s FREE to join. Sign up now and when you spend $25 you’ll earn a $5 cash back bonus.

———–>>>> Read my Great Canadian Rebates vs. Ebates Canada comparison guide here <<<<————-

If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area (Lethbridge included) check out Spud.ca for online grocery delivery. Get $30 in free groceries when you spend at least $70 on your first order with SPUD. Simply sign up with SPUD and make sure you use Robb’s referral code to get your discount. Robb’s referral code is CRCAL-ENGROC

FabFitFun is a subscription box that sends boxes of full-sized beauty products and other goodies once every season. Get $10 off your first FabFitFun box when you sign up today.

More Banking

KOHO is a no-fee, pre-paid, and reloadable VISA card and full-service account on your phone. Join KOHO and use the referral code BOOMECHO to get up to 1.5% cashback on all purchases (1% for 90 days when you make your first purchase*, and an additional 0.5% for 90 days when you add a direct deposit (payroll, government cheque, etc.).

*You have 30 days after sign-up to activate this referral offer by making a transaction. Read my comprehensive KOHO review here.

Estate Planning

56% of Canadian adults don’t have a legal will. Now you can create a legal online will in 20 minutes for as little as $99 with Willful Wills. You can read my full Willful Wills review here.

Accommodation

When you sign up for Airbnb with a referral link, you’ll get up to $95 off your first trip. How it works is you’ll get $45 off your home booking, and then another $17 to use towards an Airbnb experience worth $63 or more. An “experience” is an activity hosted be a local expert.

Credit Cards

  • One of the top cash back credit cards in Canada is the Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite card. Get 4% cash back on groceries and gas, 2% back on drug store purchases and recurring bill payments, and 1% cash back on all other purchases.

The RESP Book

The RESP Book will help you understand how RESP accounts work and how to get one started, what kind of RESP account to set up and what kind of investments to buy.