How do I pay for my purchases?

Most stores accept one or more of the following types of payment:

  • Cash
  • Debit (bank) cards
  • Credit cards
  • Store credit cards
  • Personal cheques

Look for signs at the entrance and at the cash register that show which forms of payment they accept on the entrance doors and at the cash registers. Some stores will accept only one type of credit card. Make sure you have a type of payment the store will accept before you start your shopping.

There is sales tax in Ontario. Find out more in What is the taxation system in Canada?

For More Information

  • Competition Bureau Consumer Information Page - This government website has information to help consumers to make informed decisions and protect themselves from scams. There is also an online complaint form.
  • Consumer Reports - A database of consumer reports for a variety of products. Search by keyword.
  • Farmer's Markets in Ontario - The directory lists farmers' markets across Ontario.
  • Monthly Budget Tracker [PDF] - This booklet makes it easy to track (record) your fixed and variable spending. Knowing how you spend your money is the first step in creating a realistic budget.
Last updated: May 12, 2020 4000270