PayPal offers back to school savings

Posted on January 14, 2013 by admin

Retailers are ramping up for the back to school rush and according to a recent poll, the average family will spend $677 for school supplies, clothing and gear – including electronics.

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More than a third in the poll by conducted by Pollara, on behalf of Visa Canada, started shopping during the first two weeks of this month.

Nearly a third wanted to  avoid in-store crowds by shopping early, and many plan to shop online for lower prices and better deals. If you prefer shopping online, a back-to-school promotion from PayPal Canada can help you save on the essentials.

Until September 13, you earn 5 per cent cash back on  online purchases when you pay with PayPal.   All you need is a PayPal account.  This is a good deal when you compare it with using a  cash back credit cardto shop online, where you’ll typically earn 1 per cent back on your spending.

The maximum cash back is $20 per purchase, and a maximum of $200 per PayPal account for the entire offer period. The cash will be transferred into your PayPal account between September 1 and October 13.

Office Depot, Dell, Sport Chek, Toys R Us, Home Depot, along with plenty of other retailers accept PayPal so you can do your online back-to-school shopping safer, faster and easier from the comfort of your home.

As seen on www.thestar.com – Moneyville

Robb Engen blogs at Boomer & Echo.  Reach him at robbengen@gmail.com