Rewards for Back-To-School Shopping

This year I’m doing my first back to school shopping as my little guy enters kindergarten! I remember when I was in school, I loved shopping for new clothes and school supplies every year. And now I get to do it again! I know I’m more excited about it than he is.

I will be doing a bunch of back-to-school shopping online, something I started more since having children because of the convenience. Once I figure out the kids’ sizes, it’s easy to find what I want and it’s so convenient to do it from the comfort of my home. Plus, I REALLY like going to the mailbox and finding a new package to open.

I’ve been shopping online for a while, so I’m kind of kicking myself because just recently I found out that with RBC I could have been earning free points for all that shopping I’ve done! And then with all those points I could have redeemed for gift cards, merchandise or Best Buy & Future Shop products! But what better time to start than back-to-school. I love that’ll I’ll get something back for shopping!

I already have an RBC Visa card so all I had to do was sign up for the RBC Rewards Program and then shop at the stores I normally do through the RBC emall with my Visa card and start racking up the points! They have tons of stores like Old Navy, Walmart, Gap, The Bay, even Vistaprint!

RBC Rewards screen shot

You earn at least 1 RBC point for every dollar you spend with your Visa card, but a lot of the stores offer more, like 3, 7 and even 12 points for every dollar you spend so that can add up fast! I figure, if I’m going to be buying it anyway, why not earn free rewards points that I can buy more stuff with!

So, I’ve got my list started for what I want to buy Keyan for his back-to-school. And I’ve always been a thrifty shopper and online shopping really makes it’s simple to compare prices before I purchase.

RBC Rewards Collage-2

And with all the points I earn, I have my eye on a little treat for myself as well to help me out at the gym 🙂


It’s pretty easy to get started, but if you need a little more guidance, check out these how-to videos that RBC made to make the Rewards process as easy for you as possible to get started shopping and earning those points and getting free merchandise and gift cards.

To get you even more excited, RBC is giving away one $25 gift card to a lucky reader from one of these favorite retailers: Target, Indigo, Esso or Best Buy! Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You may enter to win on multiple blogs, but can only win on one gift card. You must be 18, and live in Canada (excluding QC). Winner will rank their preference of gift card from 1-4 and we’ll try our best to give you your #1. Winner can expect to receive their prize 4-6 weeks after the contest closes.

Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Rewards Back to School Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


41 thoughts on “Rewards for Back-To-School Shopping

  1. I used to love (ok, maybe I still do) cracking open a brand new notebook. The blank pages seem so full of possibilities.

  2. My favorite thing about back to school,was, of course shopping for school supplies, putting them all out on my dads bed so we could go through them and put them in our new backpacks 🙂

  3. Loving the back to school shopping as well. Got a little one of my own going to kindergarten as well 🙂 Great post!

  4. Hard to believe it is back to school shopping time already! Such a memorable time of year for me, looking forward to next year when I get to do this with my lil guy!!

    1. oops forgot to say what my favourite part of back to school shopping is… I love getting school supplies. New binders, pencil crayons and pencil case.. pretty dividers for my binders. I loved it all 🙂

  5. My favourite thing when I was little was having brand new gear (the backpack, the lunch kit)!!! These days, it’s a great time of year to stock up on cool pens, highlighters, etc at phenomenal prices (oh, and I get some school supplies for my kid, too) 🙂

  6. My favourite thing about back to school shopping is going to Staples and buying school supplies!!!!!


  7. School supply shopping. Clothes shopping for me was not fun as most of it I received for my birthday in the middle of August and I was never allowed to wear it until school started.

  8. Okay. How cool is this?!
    My favorite thing about back to school would have to be EVERYTHING, this is my first year. Although I am very anxious for her and I, I think everything good will come from Preschool!


  9. I just went back-to-school shopping with my daughter for the first time, and I loved it all! Such fun, and so full of potential hope, somehow, to have brand new pencils and erasers.

  10. My favourite thing about back-to-school was going shopping for new school supplies and clothes 🙂

  11. My favourite thing about the kids going back to school is that we will back to a regular routine again. So hard to keep a routine up in the summer time!

  12. My favorite thing when I was in school was seeing all the kids I didnt see over the summer and now my favorite is getting back to a routine , summer is great but then it is nice to get back to normal bedtimes etc

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