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Guide: 5 Ways to be a Little Extra around Edmonton

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Summer was all about the indulgences, from ice cream, to weekly patio sessions, to long weekend getaways. Today may be the first official day of fall but Brightside is here to remind you that those summer luxuries don’t have to end! Having a little extra in the bank means you don’t have to sacrifice on the extras you love (no matter what they are) – which is exactly what Brightside’s mobile banking app will help you do. We’ve teamed up with them to give you some inspo for when extra isn’t so bad, it’s actually great.

Brightside is building a mobile banking app to help you save for all the things you love – even when they’re extra! Launching later this year, Brightside will offer a fully digital experience to sign up, open accounts, and start using easy and fun savings features – all designed to work in connection with your current bank. Their goal is to let you YOLO responsibly and we’re totally on board with that.

1. Guac is Extra


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Everyone knows guac is extra, and at Tres Carnales Taqueria it’s so worth it. This Mexican spot is known for its street eats menu and of course, their fresh guacamole. When we’re feeling extra extra, their sangria always hits the spot!

2. Spa Extra-aaahs

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Make the most of your massage by booking at a spa or wellness centre that has all the extras. We’re talking steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs to extend your spa sesh. We’ve been loving Hot Stones Sauna and their European Hammam treatment. Get ready for a Eucalyptus steam, full-body exfoliation on heated marble surface, and lymphatic lotion application. You won’t just be relaxed, you’ll be extra relaxed.

3. Extra Scoop

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Edmontonians know that ice cream isn’t only for summer. Made by Marcus (a new addition to the city scene) is open year round so you can get your fix, rain, snow, or shine. With wildly imaginative flavours (Moonshine Brown Butter Pecan jumps to mind) as well as vegan options, picking just one is a hard task. Getting an extra scoop is encouraged and that’s the type of support we need in our lives.

4. Pampered with Extras

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Your next beauty appt can get a lot more extra by booking at one of the city’s many beauty bars to enjoy their stylish vibes and cocktail lists along with your regular service. Check out Khrome Nail Bar to get a real pampering while catching up with friends, sipping on wine, and having some appies – it’s more than just a mani!

5. Extra Legroom


If top tier travel is your jam, we are here for it! Get a little extra on your next flight and upgrade to Plus or Premium class which not only gets you more legroom, it often means free checked baggage and a few bevvies to enjoy on board. Perfect for longer flights. To help make your next trip more extra, Brightside is giving away a $1,500 travel credit. For your chance to win, join their waitlist at

And there you have it, a little bit of inspo to help you embrace the extra! Brightside wants to help you save for all the extras you love – no matter what they are! By joining their waitlist, you’ll be the first to have access to Brightside when they launch later this year. And don’t forget to follow the (extra) excitement on IG @HiBrightsider!


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