Updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Dollarama

Great value for its products. No returns, but they are only less then $3. Good for simple household items, batteries, or gadgets. Dollarama does not accept credit cards. They do accept Debit cards.

Don't buy drinks or food as Dollarama. No Frills is cheaper.

http://www.dollarama.com/

Verdict: Recommended Highly

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Updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:06 AM

No Frills

Probably the lowest priced grocery store. Cheaper than Wal-Mart. But the quality of the produce is also below grade. No Frills does not accept VISA.

No Frills also has a dollar section, but in terms of quality for price, Dollarama much better
 
http://www.nofrills.ca/

Verdict: Recommended

Categories: Grocery Store

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Updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:02 AM

MBNA Smart Cash Back

2% on groceries and gas. 1% everything else. No Annual fee. Don't think there is another card that provides more cash back with no annual fee than this one.

Personally, I don't like their advertisement claiming it is 5% cash back. Their 5% cask back is only for the first 6 months and their ads makes it deceptively look like it is forever.

https://www.applyonlinenow.com/CACCapp/Ctl/entry?sc=COMP&lc=en_CA


Verdict: Recommended
Updated: March 30, 2014 at 4:22 AM

Shoppers Drug Mart

This store stays in business with sales gimmicks. Generally people shop here for convenience as it does not have the same line up as Wal-mart. 

They are way more expensive than Wal-mart and not as easy to return.

I personally think Shoppers will go out out business. They are just too expensive. They're pharmacy section is also overpriced.

http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/


Verdict: Not Recommended

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Updated: March 29, 2014 at 11:24 PM

DnP Camera

I chose this store because I saw a sign that they would take Passport Photos for less than $8. Only to discover the photo was rejected. It was deemed not clear enough. So I went back and asked for refund. They refused my refund, but offered to take another photo. So I took another photo and only to have it rejected it, again.

This store continues to provide Passport Photos and is still refusing refunds. 

http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/keon-leung/24/8b/7b1

First Markham Place
http://www.firstmarkhamplace.com/direction.php

3255 Hwy 7 E, Markham, Ontario
L3R 3P9

Verdict: Not Recommended

Categories: Canadian Passport Photo

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Updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Scotiabank Chequing accounts

Scotiabank also offers plenty of no fee chequing accounts as long as you maintain a monthly minimum. I find scotiabank teller to be much friendlier and easier to work with.

http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,11,00.html


Verdict: Recommended

Categories: No fee bank account

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Updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Dominion

Expensive. The quality is comparable to Canadian Superstore

Verdict: Not Recommended

Categories: Grocery Store

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Updated: March 27, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Canadian Superstore

A medium quality grocery store. More expensive then No Frills, but also better quality.

http://www.superstore.ca/

Verdict: Recommended

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Updated: March 27, 2014 at 4:26 AM

Winners

Although their clothes are indeed cheaper, they seem to be either out of fashion or easy to ruin. Becareful when shopping here. Make sure you select quality clothes.

http://winners.ca/

Ontario

Verdict: Recommended, but you need to make sure you know how to select quality items

Categories: Clothing Store

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Updated: March 27, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Staples

Expensive, but easy to return. I think this store will go out of business. Cannot compete against Canada Computers or Future Shop.

Verdict: Recommended if you like easy returns

Categories: Electronic Store

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