Smart Saver Vancouver

If you love books as much as I do, then you also know that books can be very expensive. It might be worth checking out one of these stores to find a few cheap books.

Macleod’s bookstore is a bookstore at West Pender street which sells a big variety of books. Some of them are really expensive while other books are only $1. The bookstore has lots of books so if you are on a search for a really cheap book, then you should schedule some hours to hunt for the right book.

18836307_10209107877715062_1345240024_oIf you would rather spend less time in finding a cheap book then go to Spartacus books or Paper Hound bookshop. Paper Hound has a shell outside their store with only cheap books and Spartacus books has a $2 shelf. While you are at Spartacus books you might as well make use of the free WiFi and the board games.

When your books do not fit in your suitcase anymore or when it is time to get rid of some old books and freshen your bookshelf with new books, then you can go to Tanglewood books. At this bookstore you can trade or sell your books between 10 AM and 4 PM. So in this way your books can get a nice new home while you can buy new books without worrying about the weight and space in your suitcase.

I hope this will help you save some money!!!

– Iris

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s Wednesday, which is the day for Smartsaver! Vancouver is pretty expensive most of the times, but you can save money!

7699686936_3ca42fbb6a_oComing months will be full of sports. FC Whitecaps already started their season and the BC Lions will start soon! If you want to save money on the tickets of the games then there are two options. First of all, Discover Canada Tours and Westtrek offer discounted tickets for almost all games. Secondly, if you go to the Tourism Vancouver Visitors’ Centre on the day of the game you can also save money! They offer “ Tickets Tonight”, which are half-priced tickets on sports games that evening.

Now that the weather is getting better it is time to do some travelling! Boltbus is a bus company which can take you to lots of places in Canada. The bus company offers $1 tickets, but these tickets are really hard to get though. They offer at least one $1 ticket for every trip that they offer. However, the tickets are sold randomly and mostly within the first seats sold. So if you want to get a $1 ticket you have to be on top of their schedule to even have a chance.

Also as the weather is getting better go do free activities in the city! Hiking in one of the parks, going to the beaches or walk through the neighbourhoods of Vancouver can be lots of fun and is free!

Hope to see all of you guys tonight at PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Smart Saver Vancouver

“I’m gonna pop some tags. Only got twenty dollars in my pocket. I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up. This is f***ng awesome.” I think everybody knows these lyrics… I am talking about thrift shopping!

Wow, weird that I didn’t bring this up sooner. Thrift shopping is awesome, and way cheaper FAsInFrankthan buying topnotch brands in normal clothing stores. For those who are not familiar with thrift shops: it is a store where you can buy used goods or sometimes new if you’re lucky. I always feel like I am on a treasure hunt since there is also a lot of junk between the racks, but sometimes you just find that one diamond. For this smart saver I will list a few thrift stores in Vancouver for you, so you can start your own treasure hunt and save money while shopping.

F As In Frank

This thrift shop has everything. From old school baseball jerseys to Tommy Jeans sweatshirts, F As In Frank has filled up their racks with cheap to mid range priced vintage clothes. Sometimes this store also organises a special event called “ Fill-A-Bag” sale. At this event you can fill your back with clothes and just pay by weight. To see when this event is happening again, you can easily follow them on Facebook.

The Rag Machine

This is the child of F As In Frank. At Rag Machine you pay for your new outfit by the pound. It is like the “Fill-A-Bag” event all year round. To find your new favourite item you first need to dive into buckets of clothes though, so be prepared.

Community Thrift & Vintage

This is a small but cute community thrift store in Gastown. There is a really cool vibe with lots of vintage treasures. You will definitely not get bored here!

Wildlife Thrift Store

For this thrift shop you need to be ready to almost spend the entire day here. Besides vintage clothes, the Wildlife Thrift Store also sells kitchenware, furniture, suitcases, old vinyl and many more! Could also come in handy if you need some stuff for your rooms here!

Sports Junkies

Another incredible second hand shop is Sports Junkies, which is a clearance centre for sport goods. You can find material for almost every kind of sport there for a good price. For example I bought a simple but convenient snowboard bag for 20 dollars there so I can ship my snowboard back to the Netherlands. I was very happy with my purchase and I ensure you, you will get the same experience after finding your diamond in the thrift shop.

Good luck with the hunt and I hope you’ll attend our PuB NiGHT at Steamworks tonight!

– Tess

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Smart Saver Vancouver

Wednesday is almost over, but we still have enough time to save some money!! This week we are going to talk about saving money on transport, especially by car.

First of all, instead of taking public transport or a car it is always way cheaper to walk or go by bike. This is of course not in all cases possible if you don’t live close to work or outside of downtown.

7216872738_072f71e834_o.jpgIf you do want to go by car but you will not use it that often it is expensive to buy a car. A better and cheaper option is to look into companies like Car2Go, ZipCar or Evo. Those companies have a lot of cars around and in Vancouver and you can use them if you have a membership with one of those companies. The idea is just to share the cars and use them whenever you want. Another advantage is that you don’t have to park it at the same spot again, just another Car2Go, ZipCar or Evo parking spot in the city is fine!

When you are going to travel far by car it is a good idea to do a lot of research in the car renting companies. The cheapest way is to have a person that is 25 years old in your group, because then you don’t have to pay the extra fee for younger drivers. If you don’t have someone that is 25 years old it is still affordable to rent a car. There are lots of companies and with good research you can find the cheapest company. In my experience it is cheapest to rent a car at Budget, but sometimes the other companies have great deals too. So always keep that in mind!

I hope you can now save money on your trips, when they are close and/or far. See you guys tonight at PuB NiGHT!

– Janel

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver Vancouver

We know you are saving money for the Rockies trip and therefore we looked for places where you can spend your free time for a cheap price.

If you feel like a bit laughter after a long and tiring week, then you should try out Vancouver Theatres Sports League on Granville island. There are several shows playing in the theatre and all for a pretty good price. The best time to go to these shows are 16237737_1615329781815800_1946877102_nWednesdays and Thursdays. On these days you can go for the Half Price Hilarity ticket of $7.50, which are valid for the 9:15 shows. You can either go to Firecracker! on Wednesdays or to #NoFilter on Thursdays. If you are not able to go during the week, you can also go to a Sunday show. On Sundays the tickets only cost $8.

When you prefer a more active experience for your leisure time, then you can go to Granville Island Brewing. Granville Island Brewing is Canada’s first microbrewery. The brewery offers daily tours for only $9.75, which includes 4 ounce tasters. This is a great opportunity for beer lovers who want to get to know a bit more about the process of their favourite drink.

April is supposed to be more sunnier, so it might be a good idea to check out the Vancouver lookout. It will give you an amazing view over the city for only $17.50. For students it is even cheaper, as they get a $5 discount on this great attraction.

I hope you can use this information to save money in April, which you can use for the great activities at the Rockies. Next Wednesday we will give you an update on more deals in Vancouver.

See you tonight at PuB NiGHT and don’t forget to bring money to sign up for our big trip to the Rockies!

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Smart Saver Vancouver

It is Wednesday, which means… saving money! Let’s take a look at more discounts for students, cause you will be amazed how many student discounts Vancouver has to offer! We will go through a few sections to show where you can find the discounts with your holy student card.

Retail

20170322_144124If you go to Banana Republic for some shopping, you will get a 15% discount on full-priced items. Club Monaco goes a little bit wilder since you get 20% off on full-priced and sale items. And guess what? H&M will give you a 15% discount on your entire in-store purchase! Ready for some new jeans? Go to Levi’s and you will get your new love with 15% off. Besides these stores you also get 10% off at TopShop, 20% at Roots and 15% at J.Crew and Kate Spade.

Restaurants

Every once in a while everybody craves fast-food and when you do, you will feel less guilty when you are able to get it cheaper. For example, if you go to Burger King you receive 10% off the entire meal by showing your student card. For a nice sandwich you can go to Subway and receive a 10% discount. Furthermore you will get the same discount at Dairy Queen, which is great for ice cream or more burgers!

Travel and transportation

Air Canada and StudentUniverse are combined as a team to provide the best student discounts on airfare. So if you have big plans on going to Hawaii when you have vacation here, check out their website for all the information! If you want to ship presents to your family through FedEx it can save you 20% to 30% by showing your student ID.

One more tip for everybody, so also the ones without a student card: have a visit at tourguys.ca  They offer free tours in Vancouver almost every day of the week for free starting in April. But don’t forget to give them a nice tip for their service.

Hope to see you all on PuB NiGHT at TAPshack!

– Tess

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Smart Saver Vancouver

This week we want to give you a practical Smart Saver about where the best places are to buy your groceries.

Let’s start off with No Frills. No Frills is one of the cheapest grocery stores around here. It’s a good place to go for all your basic items like canned tomatoes, pasta, spices, cheese and much more. When you’re there it is a good idea to look at their own brand “No Name” since these are the cheapest products they sell. They have locations in downtown, 4th avenue, Broadway and Fraser.

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A good place to go for all your veggies and fruits are the little markets that you can find on almost every corner. Their vegetables and fruits are just as good as they are at the bigger supermarkets, but just way cheaper. A few examples are the Sunrise Market on Powell St and the Apple Farm Market on 4th Avenue and Broadway. But of course you can just go to every market that is close to you, since you can’t really go wrong with fruits and veggies.

Another good place to go for veggies and fruits is T&T supermarket. There are several located throughout Vancouver. They also have a lot of fresh seafood and pre-cooked dinners. If you go there at the end of the day you can even get a discount on the lunch and dinner dishes like sushi.IMG_1533

Then there is Walmart and the Real Canadian Superstore. Both of them offer most food cheaper than any other supermarket does, but especially items like granola bars, cereal, yogurt and bread. Unfortunately none of these stores are close to downtown, but it might be a good idea to go there every now and then to buy in bulks.

The last one is Costco. Unfortunately you can’t get in unless you have a membership, so most of you probably won’t be able to go there. However, if you are looking for a cheap lunch, outside at the food court you can get a hotdog and large soda for only $ 1.50. We are huge fans of those in the office.

I hope to see all of you at The Pint for PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com