Legit Lifehacks to Swear By In Montreal

  1. If you don’t fancy catching the movie on the release date, check out Dollar Cinema. Admission is only $2.50 and all snacks are $1.00.
  2. If you’re a student, buy groceries only on Mondays. Metro and Provigo offer 10% discounts for students on Mondays, and they have delivery to home.
  3. Old textbooks can be sold at — http://swapmybooks.ca/. Please don’t sell them back to the bookstores.
  4. When you need groceries on a statutory holiday, go to the Asian stores.
  5. Avoid buying a car and associated costs. Here are a few ridesharing apps- car2go- if you don’t want to return the car to its original starting point, communato– less than $ 2 an hour. Better yet, hire a bike.
  6. Get cheaper flights to the U.S- Plattsburgh is 70 minutes from Montreal. There are only limited destinations, but it’s close and cheap. Burlington airport is just under 2 hours from Montreal by bus.
  7. Pay the parking meter in Montreal with a smartphone- They even sent you reminders- P$ Mobile
  8. Montreal is divided by Rue St. Laurent. Geographically, East of St. Laurent is “east” and west of St Laurent is “west.” Everything West is very likely to be English; everything East is more likely to be French.
  9. Don’t take a cab from the airport, get a bus pass. It’s cheaper.
  10. “Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec” has a video games collection for free. Yes, it is a library.
  11. 311- the magic number to call to find out just about everything you need to know about services in Montreal.
  12. City of Montreal jobs– In French

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