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Welcome to Rakuten' Essential Summer Guide!

Ah summer, summer is finally here! The Rakuten.ca team has a mission to help you with all your activities this summer. Whether you are a fan of music festivals, outdoor living, quiet weekends at the cottage or spending a holiday at home relaxing, Rakuten.ca has everything you need to make your summer fashionable and unforgettable!

Music Festivals


No matter if you call Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, or any other major Canadian city home, you have the opportunity to enjoy a music festival. We all know that attending festivals can really add up and end up being expensive. With Rakuten.ca you can earn Cash Back for every ticket purchased on Ticketmaster, and you can save even more by using coupons and promo codes. When you attend your next festival, treat yourself to a new outfit! Beautiful, comfortable and trendy clothes, like a jumpsuit or a pair of jean shorts and an off the shoulder crop top at Forever 21 will keep you looking stylish. Add a little more personality by embellishing your look with a floral crown or a neon coloured elastic headband. Why not add to your style with a necklace, earrings, and bracelets created by artisans on Etsy. Since it's summer and it's hot, do not forget to hydrate and protect your skin with a good sunscreen! Well.ca is the place to go for sun care products at a great price. If you do end up with a sunburn, they also have a whole range of after-sun products that will help you deal with the pain and be less painful for your wallet with coupons, promo codes and Cash Back at Rakuten.ca.


Sporting Events


Is your idea of a perfect summer activity a trip to a big sporting event? If so, then we have the solution for you! Whether you are a fan of baseball, football or soccer, StubHub is the perfect place to buy tickets. Watch for coupons and promo codes on the Rakuten.ca website to help you save on your purchases. If you were not particularly lucky, or you couldn’t grab prime seating and your tickets are in the last couple of rows, your adored athletes might be so small that you need binoculars! Fortunately, Sport Chek is the destination to buy this kind of gadget. While you are there, you can also check out your team’s official jersey or maybe pick up some sporting equipment, so you can play like the pros! If you love wearing a hat, why not proudly support your favourite sports team by wearing a cap featuring their logo? Lids offers a wide variety of products from your favourite sports team. Hats, T-shirts, and more, the whole family can show their team spirit from head to toe and save money with Cash Back. Are you such a big fan that you travel to other cities to cheer on your favourite teams? Book with Hotels.com and take advantage of Cash Back and discounts from Rakuten.ca so you can rest your head and your wallet.

Amusement Parks


Maybe you’re a thrill seeker and are fond of getting chills from new wild experiences. Be sure to check out your local amusement parks and theme parks, try all the new rides and pig out on carnival food. Dress for the occasion by pairing a pretty camisole with floral prints and a nice pair of jeans from Old Navy. Grab a hat and make sure you’re protected from the sun’s harmful rays. The queues are sometimes long, so make sure you are prepared with comfortable and fashionable footwear. FitFlop has a variety of sandals and runners for men and women that are sure to get you through the day. Trendy backpacks and totes will help you carry around all your family’s stuff throughout the day, so check out Hot Topic for the latest and greatest bags! Enjoy group deals with Groupon to save money on tickets for your favourite theme park. By saving money on the tickets, you can spoil yourself with extra treats during your day of fun!


Street Festivals


Every city across Canada has its own unique street festival or event where a host of activities, merchants and treats are bound to make it feel like summer. You’ll want to make sure you’re turning heads while you walk around, so put on the new ruffle dress that you've found on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue. Pair it with your new sunglasses from Sunglass Hut and take the opportunity to break in your stylish Aldo sandals. It's always interesting to find out what events are in your neighbourhood and around the city. Remember to bring a big purse or tote to carry around all your unique purchases, check out Chapters-Indigo for some great deals on great looking bags.



There is nothing better than cooling off in a pool or a lake on a hot summer day. Whether you’re at the cottage, in a backyard or at a local park splash pad, find some water and turn it into your own personal oasis. Pick up a new one piece or racer bathing suit from La Vie en Rose and pretend you’re Michael Phelps or grab a bikini and relax on a giant unicorn or flamingo pool float you got with a Mastermind Toys gift card. If you’re up at a cottage, after you finish relaxing, jump in the lake and bathe with Altitude Sports biodegradable soaps and shampoos. And when it’s all said and done, don't forget to apply your sunscreen with a high SPF from Estée Lauder.


Picnic and BBQ


Summer is the perfect time to have a picnic or BBQ with your family and friends. With Rakuten Gift Card Shop, you can buy gift cards to top grocers such as Loblaws or No Frills and earn Cash Back. For gas or charcoal BBQs and grill accessories, you'll find everything you need for your inner grill master at Rona. For a luxury picnic or grilling on the go, they offer a variety of portable barbecues, perfect for road trips and camping. If you’re in need of a new patio set, JYSK offers a selection of patio dining and bistro sets in trendy colours, at great prices. Before you head out for your picnic, grab a picnic basket to carry all the delicious food you are about to enjoy. Amazon is the perfect place to buy a picnic basket or cooler. From traditional wooden baskets with red and white checkered lining to more high-tech coolers with insulated compartments, you’ll find it there.

Camping and Fishing


The summer is calling you outdoors for camping and adventure. Even if you’re not a seasoned camper, there is nothing stopping you from picking up a tent and heading out into the wild. You’re going to want to make sure you are dressed properly, for both the bugs and the sun, as well as keeping warm at night. At Backcountry, you will find comfortable and practical clothes for camping, portaging, and fishing. If you need new sleeping bags or an air mattress, Atmosphere is where you will find all your camping accessories at a very good price. Remember to bring your fishing rod for some therapeutic catch and release. If you don’t have one, or your fishing rod has seen too many wild weekends, Bass Pro Shop can help you find the perfect rod and all the other accessories such as hooks, baits, and lures. While you’re at it, check out Canadian Tire for canoes and kayaks so you can hit the water while you’re out exploring if you don’t have one already!


Getting Active


Summertime is also a beloved time of year for the avid golfer! For new clubs and clothes that will have you swinging like Tiger Woods (in his prime), you'll find all you need and more at Golf Town. Maybe you’re more of a runner and love to sweat it out on the trails, consider a Fitbit to track your steps and progress towards any fitness goals you have for the summer. Then when you sign up for that marathon at the end of the season, you’ll be confident in finishing at the top of the pack! Proper running gear is key, so wear Nike Dri-Fit comfortable clothes when you do your next run or bike ride. Do not forget to protect yourself and hydrate properly! You will find helmets, accessories for your bike as well as reusable bottles for your water at Sports Experts. They also sell shoes for all types of sports and activities, and with coupons, promo codes, and Cash Back from Rakuten.ca, it is more than affordable!

Last Minute Vacay


Have you already booked time off work, but don’t know where to vacation? No worries, most travel sites have great deals on last-minute vacation packages. Look to Expedia.ca for last-minute discount travel, where you'll find popular and better-value destinations, not to mention the Cash Back you will earn with Rakuten.ca. If you need to book an upcoming flight, but you are waiting for a seat sale or to save with last minute flights, you can always purchase Air Canada gift cards through Rakuten.ca, earn Cash Back now and save in the future. If your suitcase is broken or need a new one, Bentley offers a range of wheeled suitcases, soft or hard case. Remember that wherever you vacation to, you’ll need a comfy pair of shoes to travel with, so check out Crocs and score a great deal on a great pair of flipflops or kicks.


Road Trip


If you’re not interested in flying away for a vacation, maybe you’ve been considering a road trip with friends or family. Driving across Canada is a once in a lifetime experience and could be very rewarding. Even taking a drive to the city or to cottage country to see more of what your province has to offer might take your breath away. To help you take in the sights while you’re on the road, pick up a pair of sunglasses from Clearly! They can even fill your prescription with your favourite frames. With the Rakuten Gift Card Shop, stock up on Esso gift cards and earn Cash Back, so you don’t have to worry every time you fill up the tank. If you don’t own a car but still want to go on an adventure, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the go-to choice for car rentals. A road trip is nothing without snacks, bring chips and granola bars, and for something sweet, stop by Purdys for some chocolate.



There is something unique about heading to cottage country. The drive into the wilderness surrounded by wildlife, the hot sunny days on the lake, and the quiet starry nights by the campfire. You want a relaxing holiday at the cottage, we get you. Even if you don’t have a cottage, no problem, VRBO has you covered. Owners rent out their cottages and vacation space so that everyone can enjoy them. Before you head to the cottage, it's always a good idea to stop at Shoppers Drug Mart to buy products such as sunscreen, bug spray and stock up on toiletries, and you can pay for it all with the gift card you picked up on Rakuten.ca. Grab a comfortable hoodie and a couple pairs of shorts from Mark's for the weekend. And if you’re heading to the cottage with older friends and adults, enjoy a good time and good wine that you can order online with My Wine Canada.




If you have absolutely no plans for this summer, pack up and go on an adventure! There is so much to see and do locally that you might not know about. Check out TripAdvisor to see reviews for events and activities near you, and then book a hotel room for your getaway. With the help of Travelocity, you can get discounts on excursions like zip lining or spelunking and earn Cash Back with Rakuten.ca. If you still haven’t quenched your thirst for discovery, head off the beaten path with G Adventures for a guided tour out of the ordinary. And while you discover this amazing country we live in, capture it all with a new digital camera from the Canon eStore so you can hold on to the memories forever.

Flea/Farmer's Market


There is something charming and mysterious about a flea market, quaint little stalls and shops, and you never quite know what you’re going to find. Farmer’s markets in the summer are always offering fresh produce and smiles from the people who cultivate them. A great way to spend a beautiful summer day is to take a trip to one or both. Before you shop, check out the Rakuten Gift Card Shop for a gift card to your favourite restaurant, like Oliver & Bonacini, for brunch. You’re going to want to look stylish while you sample fresh fruit at the market. Grab a fashion-forward strapless dress from J Crew and pair it with some flat sandals and a Michael Kors handbag. Don’t forget your sun protection, pick up a sunhat or fedora from Kate Spade to keep you in the shade all day. You’ll be turning heads at the market, and you might even score some great deals!


Staying In


Most of the time, summer is perfect with clear skies, the hot sun...except when it’s too hot or it’s raining cats and dogs! Thankfully, you can stay inside, turn up and enjoy your air conditioning and make it so cold in your home that you’ll need to grab that new Macy's blanket to keep warm. While you’re taking shelter inside from the elements, read your favourite author's latest novel on your Kobo e-reader. We all know what makes staying in even better – Pizza! With the Rakuten Gift Card Shop, you can purchase Pizza Pizza gift cards and earn Cash Back, then take advantage and have some pizzas delivered. If you’re not a fan of pizza, no problem, check out Just Eat and order food from any of your other favourite restaurants.

Patio Drinks and Dining


When the sun is out, it's always nice to take your time in the summer and enjoy the beautiful things life brings. Call up your friends, make plans to see them, and meet somewhere local for lunch or drinks. For example, with the Ultimate Dining Gift Card, you can relax on a patio of your favourite restaurant such as Biermarkt. If you prefer to stay at home and cook a good meal for your friends and family, then serve it in your new set of brightly coloured plates and bowls from Linen Chest. When you head out, make sure you do so in style, wear your new floral jumpsuit from Anthropologie, and pair it with your Frank And Oak light blue denim jacket for cool summer evenings. Good food, good drinks, good friends, and you're looking good; you’re sure to have a good time!




To the beach or park, that is the question! The answer is, there really is no wrong choice, both places are great to spend time with friends and family out in the sun, enjoying the summer! You can grab a new swimsuit from American Eagle and pick up new beach towels and a beach bag with original patterns from Society6. Always remember to pack a good sunscreen, because who enjoys premature wrinkles? For those who easily suffer from sunburns, you can find the best after-sun care products at Sephora. For all other outdoor knick knacks, like beach or park games for kids, coolers, floats, and umbrellas, eBay.ca is the place to shop while earning Cash Back from Rakuten.ca!