Looking Back At Our Most Popular Stories Of 2018

We’d like to take this time to thank our readers for spending their time with us. In lieu of the end of the year, take a peek at some of the most-read stories from 2018 below. 
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Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s hard to believe that the end of 2018 is here, and what a year it has been!

Throughout the past 12 months, StyleDemocracy has shared hundreds of stories, and we’d like to take this time to thank our readers — both new and old — for spending your time with us.

In lieu of the end of the year, take a peek at some of the most-read stories from 2018 below.

8 Costco Secrets Revealed By Employees And Shopping Pros

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Big box stores are pretty much a necessity in today’s society. It’s the era of walking into a single store and picking up everything on your shopping list in one convenient location.

But as great as Walmart, Target, and The Real Canadian Superstore are, none of them hold a candle to Costco. Revealed by former employees and shopping pros, these Costco secrets will help you get the most out of your next trip. Continue reading.

7 Places Your Presto Card Can Score You A Discount

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If you live in the city, chances are, you own a Presto Card.

Since the inception of the magical little transportation card that helps residents of the GTA get from point A to point B, it’s had its fair share of ups, downs, and…technical difficulties. But, with the extinction of the Metropass come end of 2018, it’s safe to say that the Presto Card is here to stay. Monthly Presto passes are available now and $12.25 cheaper than its original counterpart.

Monthly savings on TTC rides aren’t the only perk Presto has up its sleeves though. You can also get unique discounts at a variety of events, museums, and activities. So, round up your Presto Card-holding friends and make your way through this list. Continue reading.

It’s Official: Jollibee Will Open in Mississauga and Scarborough

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Popular Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee has recently revealed their GTA opening plans and we couldn’t be more excited. Our friends at Retail-Insider has discovered that the fast-food giant has announced plans to expand into the greater Toronto area in the first half of 2018. Continue reading.

Shoppers Drug Mart Will Soon Be Offering Free Menstrual Products in Toronto

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The holiday season is the best time of the year to give back to the community, and with that in mind, Toronto is planning something special to help those in need.

Shoppers Drug Mart may soon be offering free menstrual products at two Toronto locations. This initiative is a part of a pilot program launched in 2018 and aimed at helping low-income women and girls in Toronto. Continue reading.

10 Things Every Value Village Shopper Needs to Know

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At StyleDemocracy, we know shopping! We deliver the scoop on all things retail related including how to get the best value at your favourite stores. Hidden offerings, insider secrets and the ultimate savings… we’ve rounded up the 10 things every Value Village shopper needs to know. Keep reading for the top tips for shopping at Value Village. Continue reading.

The Largest Asian Shopping Centre Will Be In Markham

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Move on over Pacific Mall, there’s a new king in town and it’s already being coined “Canada’s largest Asian shopping centre.” The mall called King Square Shopping Centre is located at 9390 Woodbine Ave in Markham.

According to the website, this new development — near the intersection of 16th and Woodbine off of Highway 404 — is expected to contain “a luxury collection of retailers, restaurants, offices and entertainment venues” within its 340,000 square feet. Plus 1,500 underground parking spaces. Continue reading.

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