Montreal is known world-wide for the city’s unique vibe and the outrageous nightlife, but between La Champagnerie, spending endless money on concert/show tickets to Beachclub and New City Gas, and blowing all of your money on the world-class Montreal food, it gets expensive quick. This list contains some of the best places and tips to make your MTL life a little cheaper:
It’s everywhere... you just have to ask!
Changing your shopping style may just be key! Check out the many thrift stores around Montreal (Eva B), and try out shopping online and checking the sales sections. If you’re okay with waiting for about a month for your stuff to come in head to Allie Express, and if you’re just into some cheap duds check out the sales sections at both Urban Outfitters and Miss Guided (you’re welcome).
Eating for cheap does exist around Montreal.
In fact, we wrote a whole article on it! Check out our cheap eats article
Capitalize on your Government Benefits
Check to see if you’re eligible for any government benefits- for example, you can rent benefits from simply living away from home as a student if you’ve paid your rent on time. Find out more here.
Find the Discounts
Pay with Cash
It’s scientifically proven to be a factor in money saving because physical cash is perceived as more scarce to consumers than paying with plastic.
Use Plastic Bottles
Get your own plastic bottles ready; this is an easy way to save buying drinks while on-the-go, and a practical way to ensure you stay hydrated (and green!).
Never forget these Starbucks hacks exist.
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Take this into consideration.
Take Matters into Your Own Hands
Break something? Try fixing it yourself with the help of FixItClub.com; a website that will show you how to fix anything step-by-step.
Save on Dryer Sheets
Never buy dryer sheets again!