You don’t have to be a personal finance guru or diligent coupon cutter to save a considerable chunk of change on your everyday expenses and routine bills.
With the right credit card, a little prudence and by taking advantage of what is known as “double dipping,” you can earn rewards for every dollar you spend, and in turn, knock a few hundred dollars off your payments every year.
It’s odd, but sometimes mentioning you shop at Costco can get some strange reactions. Some people love and swear by the members only bulk shop, others think it isn’t worth the price of admission. The reality is that a Costco membership does provide some serious advantages. You just have to know how to optimize the opportunity.
We’re in the era where everyone’s thinking startup. Small businesses make up 98% of the approximately 1.2 million businesses across Canada. Not only does that show how important small business is to our economy, but it also shows the density of competition in trying to attract consumer attention. Add about 6,000 more active startups in the top five Canadian cities alone, and you begin to see why getting any kind of measurable advantage is essential for SMBs.
When Netflix adds close to a million new subscribers to its platform in the same quarter that nearly a million households cut their cable, it’s easy to assume that television has seen its last days. But digging deeper into this generation’s consumption habits, the confusion of multiple platforms, and the myth of a better experience for consumers, you’ll see that streaming services haven’t quite figured out how to take down TV.
Who thought when we started this journey back in February that Butter would now be managing over $1 million dollars in subscriptions! But that’s where we are today and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the team that’s made this happen.
We’re long past the point of streaming being this new, novel thing in our lives. Streaming has embedded itself into our culture for the foreseeable future. In other words, get use to it. It’s here to stay until some other revolutionary technology comes along and turns it into Blockbuster.
When Spotify launched in 2008, the music industry was like a beached whale waiting for something to lift it up and throw it back in the water. No one was sure that this new form of consumption would be the answer, especially when labels realized they’d only be getting a thousandth of a cent with each stream.
As if Google doesn’t have enough going on already. They’ve jumped into the mobile game with the Pixel, are about to build a small community in Toronto through Sidewalk Labs, and now they’re tackling streaming video games. I need to catch my breath.
What’s the point of entering the TV subscription game right now? Are you able to produce supreme, game changing content like HBO? You’ll need to create a lineup that can outdo shows like Game of Thrones, Ballers, and Insecure to stand a chance. Or maybe you’re like Amazon and believe that relying on the immense ecosystems that you’ve built is enough to leave a dent. That’s a fair assumption, and with 26 million subscribers, they’re doing pretty good.
October is here, which means two things: the leaves are changing colour and it’s time for some scary movies. You’ll have to go outside to check out the all the cool colours of the season, but if you’re ready to huddle up under some blankets and dull your screams with some couch pillows, then Netflix has you covered!
Aidan Chopra, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bitsbox, tackles one of the world’s biggest challenges — teaching kids how to code.
Like all great things, summer is coming to an end very soon. There are only a few short weeks left until we pack away our shorts and t-shirts, and we bring back out the parkas and sweaters.
Maybe it is just me but I feel like our Canadian summers are getting shorter (and chillier) and the winters get more frigid. Lucky for us, our friends at Netflix recognize that we will start migrating back indoors soon and blessed us with an awesome line-up this month!
It’s hot. So hot that on most days, I’d rather it be winter. KIDDING! Have you experienced a Canadian winter? Brrr…it makes me shiver just thinking about it. We are only a few weeks away from summer ending so get off your butts and get outside! At night, go inside and relax with a tall glass of lemonade and Netflix.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Canada Day! And to our friends south of the border, happy 4th of July! There’s a ton of events happening around the country over the next few days and the weather, at least in Toronto, is amazing. Make sure to catch some sun, eat some barbecue, and wear red to show this beautiful country some love on its 151st birthday.
It’s also a long weekend so it’s the perfect time to sleep in, eat ice cream, and kick back and binge on the latest Netflix releases!
It’s warming up, the trees are blooming, and school is almost out. That means it’s SUMMER! Patios, water parks, ice cream and outdoor concerts — it’s the best time to be alive in Canada!
For all you folks who want to sit around home a bit more before venturing out after your winter slumber, check out what Netflix is putting out this month!
Canadians — we had our fair share of winter, second winter, fake spring, third winter, and half summer. It’s our turn. We’re almost there. Spring is finally here (maybe?) and this time it may be here to stay!
As bears start waking and crawling out of hibernation, it seems like our friends at Netflix have not been resting at all throughout this long and arduous winter. They keep pushing out more and more shows, and the quality keeps getting better! Let’s see what’s in store this coming month for all you Netflixers.
Car subscription works by offering vehicles that have passed that initial fast depreciation stage, allowing consumers to pay a lower monthly payment on a car with no commitment. The big mental shift for those interested in ‘subscribing to’ their next vehicle is that you likely won’t be driving freshly minted new cars.
Last post we spoke about the evolution of car ownership, and how subscription as a new way to access cars is growing faster than a Tesla in ludicrous mode. So, what’s actually out there and how do you actually subscribe to one?
If you’re a movie buff but hate the outrageous prices charged by theatres, then something like MoviePass or Sinemia is truly a godsend. MoviePass isn’t available in Canada just yet, so most of us intrigued by the idea of paying a monthly subscription for heavily discounted movie tickets have been circling Sinemia like the shark from ‘Jaws’.
It almost seems too good to be true and there has been a lot of debate on various discussion boards about how sustainable and legitimate a service Sinemia is. The only way to know for sure was to bite the bullet and sign up for Sinemia, and so I did.
Are you in the market for a car, but don’t want the commitment of owning one? Ride sharing and car sharing can be a convenient alternative, but a new type of service, known as car subscriptions, aims to fill in the gaps between these models. And several major car manufacturers are placing big bets on the space.
This winter has been particularly cold so, in February, I was eager to watch the news about Groundhog Day to see if my misery would end soon. To my disappointment, even our furry friends were in disagreement.
Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia waddled around, signalling an early end to winter, but both Wiarton Willie of Ontario and Punxsutawney Phil of Pennsylvania saw their shadows, which meant more winter! Which is it? As the last weeks of winter waned and spring begins, I am still cold, confused, and…cold. Did I say cold? Good thing I have Netflix.
Today, we are launching an exclusive partner offer with Maple, an easy-to-use, on-demand platform that allows Canadians to access doctors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from smartphones, tablets and computers. Maple is revolutionizing the healthcare space by connecting people to doctors in minutes, so for all you busy people, check it out!
Andy Anthony, General Manager of Instacart Canada, a digital-first, on-demand delivery service that brings groceries straight to your house. Instacart was recently valued at $4.2 billion USD.
If you checked out Xbox Game Pass in the past but didn’t subscribe, Microsoft is giving you a new reason to get on the subscription console gaming wagon. Starting with Sea of Thieves, Xbox Game Pass will receive first-party Microsoft Studios new releases on the same day they are available digitally and in stores.
The lunchroom and water cooler areas are particularly busy on Mondays; everyone is catching up with colleagues after the weekend. While my weekends are all about brunch and watching the latest Marvel blockbuster #blackpanther, it seems like everyone else’s Saturdays and Sundays are spent driving their kids around to various activities and birthday parties. March Break is starting soon but I can’t figure out whether this is a break for parents or not!
There’s a subscription for everything these days, literally everything. Did you know that for $50 a month, you can get a little patch of snow shipped anywhere in the United States? There’s also another subscription that sends you a box of slime for $21 per month. That one definitely sounds like something I would buy…I mean it would only compliment my Netflix and Spotify subscriptions, right?
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s subscription gaming service for that enables online gaming for titles in the PlayStation universe as well as offering some free games every month for you to download as long as long as you’re a subscriber.