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.


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.


Verdict: Not Recommended

Categories: Retail Stores


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. 


First Markham Place

3255 Hwy 7 E, Markham, Ontario
L3R 3P9

Verdict: Not Recommended

Categories: Canadian Passport Photo


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.


Verdict: Recommended

Categories: No fee bank account


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:44 AM


Expensive. The quality is comparable to Canadian Superstore

Verdict: Not Recommended

Categories: Grocery Store


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Canadian Superstore

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


Verdict: Recommended

Categories: Grocery Store


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 4:26 AM


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.



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

Categories: Clothing Store


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 4:18 AM


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


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Future Shop

Good on returns, but other stores offer cheaper prices. Their price match program sucks, but you can price match against best buy.

Their employees are oriented to be paid on commission. If they don't make sales, they get paid minimum wage. But if they continue to get minimum wage, they'll get fired. So they are aggressive, but not knowledgeable at all. They also get a staff discount of 10% on their products.



Verdict: Recommended if you cannot find a cheaper price

Categories: Electronic Store


Updated: March 27, 2014 at 3:21 AM


Not quite sure how this store is still in business. They don't offer cheaper prices than Canada Computers and they don't have the same reputation as Future Shop or Best Buy.


Verdict: Recommended if you really cannot find a cheaper price

Categories: Electronic Store