Ebates Launches Ebates Canada
Featured in Business Review Canada’s August 2011 issue, Ebates.com provides cash back and coupons to earnest online shoppers via their shopping website. Now Canadians can get the same discounts and savings from their everyday online spending with the launch of Ebates.ca.
This launch will allow Canadian shoppers to earn cash back on all online purchases made through Ebates Canada, as well as save thousands of coupons and special offers. Already signed up for the service are 500 stores based in Canada or that provide shipping to Canada such as Bay, Indigo.ca, Expedia.ca, Dell Canada, Ice.com, The Body Shop Canada, eLUXE, Groupon, Budget Rent A Car, Kobo and more.
“Canadians have more choices for shopping than ever before,” said Ebates Canada General Manager, Adrienne Down Coulson. “Ebates.ca is here to help Canadians get a great deal and earn cash back on every purchase."
SEE RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK:
- Ebates Finds September Shopping More Frugal than Ever
- Free People to Open First International Store in Canada
“Managed by Canadians, for Canadians,” Ebates Canada's main goal is to help its members save money when shopping, purchasing everything from clothing to technology, travel to diamonds. Membership is free and although cash back percentages vary per store, savings available anywhere is always a help in a slow economy. Paid quarterly through Paypal or via check, Ebates Canada is an innovating online shopping opportunity.
“Ebates.com has served thousands of Canadian shoppers for the past 10 years,” says Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Performance Marketing Brands. "With Ebates.ca and our Canadian team, we can do an even better job of bringing the benefits of Cash Back shopping to current and future Canadian members.”
G7 Summit guide: What it is and what leaders hope to achieve
Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’ll have seen the term ‘G7’ plastered all over the Internet this week. We’re going to give you the skinny on exactly what the G7 is and what its purpose on this planet is ─ and whether it’s a good or a bad collaboration.
Who are the G7?
The Group of Seven, or ‘G7’, may sound like a collective of pirate lords from a certain Disney smash-hit, but in reality, it’s a group of the world’s seven largest “advanced” economies ─ the powerhouses of the world, if you like.
The merry band comprises:
- The United Kingdom
- The United States
Historically, Russia was a member of the then-called ‘G8’ but found itself excluded after their ever-so-slightly illegal takeover of Crimea back in 2014.
Since 1977, the European Union has also been involved in some capacity with the G7 Summit. The Union is not recognised as an official member, but gradually, as with all Europe-linked affairs, the Union has integrated itself into the conversation and is now included in all political discussions on the annual summit agenda.
When was the ‘G’ formed?
Back in 1975, when the world was reeling from its very first oil shock and the subsequent financial fallout that came with it, the heads of state and government from six of the leading industrial countries had a face-to-face meeting at the Chateau de Rambouillet to discuss the global economy, its trajectory, and what they could do to address the economic turmoil that reared its ugly head throughout the 70s.
Why does the G7 exist?
At this very first summit ─ the ‘G6’ summit ─, the leaders adopted a 15-point communiqué, the Declaration of Rambouillet, and agreed to continuously meet once a year moving forward to address the problems of the day, with a rotating Presidency. One year later, Canada was welcomed into the fold, and the ‘G6’ became seven and has remained so ever since ─ Russia’s inclusion and exclusion not counted.
The group, as previously mentioned, was born in the looming shadow of a financial crisis, but its purpose is more significant than just economics. When leaders from the group meet, they discuss and exchange ideas on a broad range of issues, including injustice around the world, geopolitical matters, security, and sustainability.
It’s worth noting that, while the G7 may be made up of mighty nations, the bloc is an informal one. So, although it is considered an important annual event, declarations made during the summit are not legally binding. That said, they are still very influential and worth taking note of because it indicates the ambitions and outlines the initiatives of these particularly prominent leading nations.
Where is the 2021 G7 summit?
This year, the summit will be held in the United Kingdom deep in the southwest of England, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosting his contemporaries in the quaint Cornish resort of Carbis Bay near St Ives in Cornwall.
What will be discussed this year?
After almost two years of remote communication, this will be the first in-person G7 summit since the novel Coronavirus first took hold of the globe, and Britain wants “leaders to seize the opportunity to build back better from coronavirus, uniting to make the future fairer, greener, and more prosperous.”
The three-day summit, running from Friday to Sunday, will see the seven leaders discussing a whole host of shared challenges, ranging from the pandemic and vaccine development and distribution to the ongoing global fight against climate change through the implementation of sustainable norms and values.
According to the UK government, the attendees will also be taking a look at “ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technological change, and scientific discovery.”