I love Canva Pro, but I don’t like paying $12.95 (CAD) a month for it! So I found a way to get Canva Pro for half price, and I’ll show you how to too!

What Is Canva?

Canva is an online drop and design tool that makes it easy to create social media graphics, logos, print media designs and more! No graphic design experience necessary.

Why You Need Canva Pro

First let’s look at why you’ll love Canva Pro! Canva Pro has so many cool options that the free version doesn’t. One of the best features is the ability to add many brand colours to your colour options, making it easy to brand each of your designs!

You can also add your own fonts (like free ones you can download here) and there are so many exclusive beautiful Canva Pro fonts.

And, stock photos! So many beautiful, feminine, quality stock photos! Finding quality stock photos that fit your brand is so worth the price alone. And they’re always adding more fonts, design elements and stock photos.

Let’s Compare Canva Free To Canva Pro

Brand Colours

Free version: Limited To 3 colours.

Canva pro: Save 100 brand colours. Your brand colours are right at the top of your colour selections making it super convenient when creating graphics! There is also a colour palette tool that makes finding complimentary colours really easy. No more guessing if it looks great together


Free version: 3 folders to organize your Canva designs, but no folders to keep your own photos in.

Canva pro: Unlimited folders for photos and designs! This makes organizing photos, designs, and templates super easy! You can organize your templates for each of your social media networks, photos for your blog and so much more!


Free version: Access to free fonts. You can’t upload your own fonts.

Canva pro: Access to exclusive Canva Pro fonts with so many beautiful fonts! Plus they’re always bringing in new fonts! And you can upload your own fonts. This is an amazing element for branding and is one of the reasons I was even paying full price for Canva Pro! Check out my fave Canva fonts here!


Free version: Limited free elements.

Canva pro: Access to so many more design elements that are exclusive to Canva Pro. You’ll never run out of design ideas now!


Free version: No resizing option.

Canva pro: Resize your images and designs. Create custom size images.

Transparent Backgrounds

Free version: No transparent background.

Canva pro: You can save a PNG with a transparent background! Love this feature for creating logos!

Search Your designs

Free version: No search option.

Canva pro: Search for your designs by name. This makes finding that one design you made months ago, a little easier!


Free version: Access to thousands of free templates.

Canva pro: Access to over 20,000 templates. Templates make it super easy to create designs for social media, Pinterest or your blog!


Free version: No gifs. Can’t add videos to your designs.

Canva Pro: Access to gifs and you can add your own videos to your designs.

Stock Photos

Free version: Access to thousands of free stock photos and you can purchase premium stock photos for $1.

Canva pro: My fave feature is the huge variety of premium stock photos at no additional cost! And they’re always adding more, so I never run out of amazing photos to use. They have a ton of beautiful, feminine photos perfect for branding your blog! This has been a game changer for me, my website and social media.

So How Do You Get Canva Pro For Half Price?

Want to enjoy all the Canva Pro perks, for half the price? Here’s how I do it! Just sign up for cashrewards.com and create an account. Then, sign up for a new Canva account, I’m not sure if it will work with an existing accounting upgrade. But you can try!

That’s it. You’ll get 50 percent of what you pay for you Canva subscription every month, as cash back!!! Cashrewards.com gives you cash back for shopping. Once you have just $10.01 in your account, you can withdrawal your cash back through PayPal or your bank account. It’s super easy! They also work with a ton of other online shops, so you can shop for pretty much anything and save. Why have I been paying full price all my life ugh! And why are you?

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