Seems everyone is watching their money this time of the year. So we reveal three ways to keep your money in your pocket, from a tourist fee you may not have to pay to bank discounts they may not be telling you about to questionable warranties.
We send an Ontario couple to do some sleuthing at one of the top tourist destinations in Canada. We outfit them with hidden cameras and send them to Niagara Falls restaurants, hotels and other attractions, investigating a tourism fee that many businesses charge. Host Tom Harrington reveals what visitors are told about the fee, where it goes, and whether you really have to pay.
Plus, we investigate extended warranties. Lots of people buy them to protect their digital devices. So what are you told at the time of purchase and will it really protect you if something goes wrong?
And, Erica Johnson looks into banking fees. The Big Five all offer discounted plans for seniors, so they can really save. But even after years of being a loyal customer, do they even tell you about them?
We help our Marketplace viewers set things right, and reveal ways you can stash your cash.
Story airs Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC TV and online. We'll be on Twitter on Friday night, too. Find us @cbcmarketplace. We'll be using the hashtag #money.