You may be richer than you think.
This is a very Canadian & potentially exciting story because who doesn’t have a Canadian Tire bill in the bottom of a drawer somewhere?
If you have the right bills, they could be worth a lot!!
According to a recent article in Macleans Magazine:
A 50-cent note issued in 1958 is now worth upwards of $1,500; this month, an anomalous $2 bill from 1989 went up for auction with a reserve price of $3,000.
Whaaaattttt???? This in not an April Fool’s joke. Afterall, it’s not even April.
MoneySense Magazine explains how a Montrealer turned a $2 bill into thousands:
He flipped through the wad and stopped abruptly when he came across a $2 bill. It had been issued in 1992, and it took a matter of seconds for Lemire to realize the note was worth thousands of dollars. The serial number on the back of the Canadian Tire coupon is what made it special—the amount of space between each of the 10 digits was a few millimetres less than on a standard bill. Lemire tucked it into a plastic sleeve, and called a friend to crow about his find.
They run a web site and meet regularly to buy, swap & trade.
You may want to tuck away a few of these special edition bills for your grandkids. At this rate, they may pay for their education, ha!
Remember when the only loyalty program out there seemed to be Canadian Tire money? There was a time when every home in Canada had a stash of Canadian Tire money with an elastic band around it.
One man in Edmonton, Alberta saved for over 15 years to make his dream purchase in Canadian Tire cash coupons! He finally got that riding tractor after squirreling away over $1500.
Canadian Tire money is right up there with Maple Syrup and hockey in Canadiana folklore. It even has it’s own song. Cory Raymond gives a cheeky performance of his original song where he pleads with his wife not to spend their Canadian Tire savings on something frivolous.
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