A series of tightened security measures on air travel to the U.S. could translate to longer wait times at Canadian airports and difficulties with electronics — especially if they aren’t fully charged. Airline passengers travelling from Canada to the United States will face a new battery of enhanced security measures now required by the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
The changes prompted Air Canada and WestJet to issue an advisory to passengers. The travel advisory recommends:
If your flight is scheduled before 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least three hours early;
If your flight is after 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least two hours early;
Electronics should be fully charged for possible inspection;
Any device larger than a smartphone should be removed from its protective case or covering for possible inspection;
WestJet advises passengers to arrive at their departure gate at least 45 minutes early.
Similar enhanced screening measures are being implemented for all U.S. bound flights in 105 countries around the world, affecting an estimated 325,000 passengers each day.
This is rather exciting news for those self-professed caffeine addicts who get their Starbucks coffee fix online, in-store and at local grocery stores as now you can collect Starbucks Rewards Stars at all three locations. That’s right. You heard correctly. Whenever you purchase a Starbucks Ready-to-Drink bottled beverage or select boxes of Starbucks K-Cup packs, you can collect between 2 to 25 stars for your Rewards!
The qualifying products for this offer will be on Starbucks K-cups (10, 24, and 54 count boxes) and on Ready-To-Drink bottled beverages (single servings only, 4-packs have yet to be inducted into this offer) for Doubleshot Energy Coffee and Frappuccino chilled coffee drink.
To receive the extra stars from these grocery store purchases, the process is rather simple:
first, buy the qualifying products and save the receipts
second, sign-in to your Starbucks Rewards account
and lastly, upload the receipt of your purchase of qualifying product
It will take about three days for the stars to be added to your account once approved, and you will have 60 days from your purchase to upload them into your account.
A Canada-wide recall on several General Mills Canada Corporation products, namely Yoplait Minigo and Liberte yogurt, has been issued due to the potential presence of pieces of plastic. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued the recall on the following products:
It may not be the same worn and yellowed subway tile look that Subway Canada fans have come to be familiar with over the past 20 years, but the restaurant chain, which has long championed itself as being the “fresher” option for fast food, has decided it’s time for a change and announced on Monday that they would be unveiling a sleeker and more modern look to their retail stores.
To really drive home their “fresher image”, Subway is going to begin displaying their uncut vegetables at the front of the store. Though many customers were and still are unaware, Subway has always cut their vegetables fresh in-store.
Another new feature of Subway’s facelift is going to be the digital aspect, as they will be adding self-order kiosks to the stores so that customers can quickly and efficiently place their order or pick-up their order in a designated pre-order pick up location. You will also, as always, be able to pay for your orders with Apple and Samsung Pay options.
There are currently 12 pilot locations that have been launched across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. You can find these remodelled Subway venues at the following locations:
While the drink itself is brewed to be chillingly cold (through the infusion of nitrogen), Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew is definitely having a moment as one of the hottest drinks on the market. So it should come as no surprise to learn that Starbucks is capitalizing on this Guinness-esque coffee’s popularity by installing machines in 1,500 new locations so that they can pump out the drink to more people across the the U.S. and Canada.
Canada got their first taste of this smooth coffee last year at Brookfield Place in Toronto, who have since helped to pilot the drinks popularity to have it now being installed in more locations across the country.
Nitro Cold Brew comes pumped and poured out of a machine similar to the kind you’d see at a bar or a keg. Because of the machinery involved in creating this drink, not all stores will be able to accommodate for the expansion. For those customers, they can instead use Starbucks Cold Brew bike, which rolled out earlier this year and functions as a delivery system for cold drinks.
Making purchases throughout Apple’s digital services just got a whole lot easier. The company released a joint statement with PayPal that the two companies would now be working together, meaning that Apple users can now pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBook and iCloud purchases using the simple and safe popular payment system.
The system will be very simple to add as your preferred payment method. All you will have to do is go to your payment information section in either iOS or iTunes. Once there, you will choose “PayPal” as your preferred payment method and then will be prompted to follow the steps for verifying your PayPal credentials.
I honestly never thought that ice cream could ever be improved upon, as how can you improve upon something that’s already perfect? Well, Haagen-Dazs Canada is out to challenge my assumptions about the world as they are now offering a new line of ice cream that is arguably going to topple all other offerings that I’ve sampled in my lifetime; Haagen-Dazs is releasing a new line of alcohol flavoured ice cream and you can pick up this exclusive line at Walmart Canada for the fairly reasonable price of $5.98.
There are five great new flavours to choose from that have profiles similar to the drinks you’d be throwing back on a patio this summer, but instead you can enjoy these delicious new ice creams from the comfort of your own home and, oh, did I mention, it’s ice cream?
And if you’re looking for inspiration for how to take your alcohol flavoured ice cream to the next level (*note: there’s less than 1% alcohol in each of the ice creams), you should check out these boozy ice cream floats.
After filing with the Ontario Superior Court, Sears Canada has submitted for approval that they commence with the liquidation process beginning on July 21. This means that the final sale prices being offered during the liquidation process could begin as early as next week, should the request be approved.
Sears announced last month that they would be shuttering 59 of their stores, which included the laying off of 2,900 employees. These 59 stores are spilt between Hometown dealer franchises (14 of the 59) and regularly owned and operated Sears. So for the most part, the liquidation process, once it begins, will be carried out by third-party liquidators.
In total, there is going to be 20 full-line Sears department stores closing down and another 15 Sears Home stores in locations like Scarborough, London, Ancaster, Woodbridge, Windsor, Orillia, Kingston and Sudbury are going to be shut down as well.
As part of the liquidation rules, Sears has stipulated that stores will not be allowed to advertise using the words, “bankruptcy” “liquidation” or “going out of business”, but they will be permitted to advertise using signs that say, “everything on sale”, “everything must go”, or “store closing”.
Neon advertising is also not permitted and all signs must be professional looking, which means no handwritten signs are allowed.
There has yet to be any information about the size or kinds of discounts that will be available in the liquidation sale, but we’ll be sure to post about this as soon as we receive any information about it.
*Reminder to Redeem* This is a friendly reminder that the one day only redemption date is today, Friday July 14! Don’t forget to redeem your coupon: Get your FREE Cookie Crisp 318g with the Purchase of 1 Lucky Charms Cereal (any size) or Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (any size).
Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President’s Choice brand Pub Recipe Chicken Nuggets from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.