Canadian Freebies, Free Stuff

Free Canadian Samples: Tena Pad or Protective Underwear


Free Samples Canada

Ladies, receive a free sample of Tena Pad or Protective Underwear. Please only order the free sample if you’re genuinely interested in their products.

You can order your free sample of Tena Pad or Protective Underwear here and then click on “FREE SAMPLE” in the top right corner.


Free Canadian Samples: Motrin


Free stuff canadaWhat is the cure for a Canuck with a headache? A free sample of Super Strength Motrin 😉
Get your free Motrin Super Strength sample here.

If you find Super Strength Motrin effective you can look for it in the pain relief section of your local pharmacy in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. It is also available at the pharmacy counter in Quebec.


Free Magazines: France Guide


Free Magazines: France Guide

Hey canucks! Have you ever dreamt of visiting France? Looking for a Guide to Paris? Order your free France Guide here!

Free Samples Canada: Grease Gobbler


Fill out the form here to recieve a free sample of the the degreaser product, Grease Gobbler.

According to their website, this is how effective Grease Gobbler is.

Greasy Canada

We can try the free sample and find out for ourselves 😉


Free Pair of HyFlex Foam Gray Gloves


Free gloves

Receive a pair of high quality HyFlex Foam Gray Gloves. All you have to do is complete the following form here.


Free “How to Get Started in Boating” DVD


Click here to get the Free DVD. here is what they have to say about the DVD:

Free DVDGet your Free How to Get Started in Boating DVD and discover a world where the fun comes in waves and where adventure is always waiting. Get your FREE DVD now and hear what other boating enthusiasts say about their boating adventures. Get a quick overview of boat types and their uses. Play with our interactive boat selector tool to choose the boat that’s right for you. Learn quick tips on trailering and safety.

Discover the exciting world of boating – get your FREE How to Get Started in Boating DVD.


Free Samples: Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes


Free Canadian Samples

Get a free sample of Idahoan’s Instant Mashed Potatoes here.

They deliver this free sample to Canada.


Canadian Code of Practice Scanner Price Accuracy


Have you ever been shopping when you find an item, read its displayed price and decide to buy that item but then when you checkout the cashier scans it for a different price? a much higher price? Yes it happens to all of us and the cashier does one of two things… either apologizes for the wrong price and says he/she’ll charge you the lower displayed price or the cashier just acts like a total %$# and says the display price is wrong.

Well in both cases believe it or not, many well known stores in Canada should give you the item for FREE! Many chains are members in Canada’s Scanner Price Accuracy Voluntary Code.

How does the code work?
If the scanned price of an non-price ticketed item is higher than the shelf price or any other displayed price, the customer is entitled to receive the item free, up to a $10 maximum. When the item has a price tagged, the lowest price applies. When identical items are incorrectly priced, the second one will be sold at the correct price. Under this code you are eligible

What does the code cover?
The Code covers all scanned merchandise at participating retail outlets where the “Scanner Price Accuracy Voluntary Code” sign is displayed at the store entrance or checkout. Note that you’ve probably seen this sign before but never knew what it is. A&P have it posted on every checkout isle.

What happens if two or more identical non-price ticketed items are incorrectly scanned?
Customers are entitled to the first item free (up to a maximum of $10) and the subsequent item(s) at the correct price.

Which stores participate in this code?
Here’s a rough list of participating stores. Please feel free to notify of additions/deletions to this list:

the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS)
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Groupe Jean Coutu (NB and Ont only)
Lawton Drug Stores
London Drugs
Lovell Drugs
Pharma-save (BC and Sask)

the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD)
Canada Safeway Limited
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company of Canada Limited
Loblaw Companies Limited
Sobeys Inc.
Metro Inc.
Thrifty Foods
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
Co-op Atlantic
Federated Co-operatives Limited

the Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
The Home Depot Canada
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.
Toys r Us
Shoppers Drug Mart
Wal*Mart Canada Corp.
Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.
The North West Company
Best Buy/Future Shop ( in implementation stage)
2 Home Hardware franchisees

the Federation of Independent Grocers (FIC)
Thrifty Foods
Overwaitea Food Group
The Harry Watson Group
Longos Brothers Fruit Markets

As well as over 1000 independent locations

Where can I get more details?
http://www.ccgd.ca/en/PriceAcc.html


Carnation Recipe Book


Free Canadian stuffGet a Carnation Recipe Book for free. This might be fun to some of you, especially if you like cooking 🙂

Do you have a “More, please!” family favourite? Then send us your recipe and in return, we’ll send you a free CARNATION® recipe booklet featuring 20 Canadian classics gathered from coast to coast.

Simply e-mail your recipe to [email protected], and if you’d be so kind, please include the following information:

1. Your full name
2. Your mailing address (so we know where to send your free booklet!)
3. A short sentence or two about any favourite, interesting or innovative ways you use CARNATION products in the home
4. And of course, don’t forget to include your recipe

Thank you and happy baking!


Free Canadian Samples: Rehydration Cream


Get your free sample of GlaxoSmithKline’s Eumo base Concentrated Rehydration Cream. GlaxoSmithKline (gsk) will send you a free 5g sample and information leaflet within 14 days.

I just find it strange though that they don’t ask for province. How do they know which province the address is in? I guess they can find out from the postcode, but just incase maybe you can try typing the province name (and city) in the city field.

Update: I forgot to add a link to this freebie yesterday! I’m very sorry about that. Here is the link.

Suzanne, I removed your comment just to protect your own privacy. You can order the sample directly from GlaxoSmithKline using the above link. I hope you understand and sorry for any confusion I might have caused.


Free Canadian Samples: Shampoo and Conditioner


Free Shampoo Sample
Onesta are offering free samples of their Hydrating Shampoo and Moisture-Balancing Conditioner. If you’re interested in trying their products order your free sample here.


Free Canadian Samples: Pepcid Complete


Free Samples CanadaFill out a short survey and receive a free sample of Pepcid Complete the antacid & acid Reducer. Get your free Pepcid Complete sample here.


Free Canadian Samples: Hyaluronic Acid Day Creme


Canadian SampleReceive a free sample of Derma’s Hyaluronic Acid Day Creme here.

You can also receive their free printed catalogue here.


Free Canadian Samples: Celine Dion Perfume


Celine Dion SampleTry Celine Dion’s Newest Fragrance for Free! Simply fill out a small survey and you will receive a sample in the mail. I would never mind a free perfume sample.
You can get this free perfume sample here.


We’re Free Obsessed – Part 2


A&P Dominion Fresh Obsessed

This article is a continuation of my previous post. Please read my previous post first if you haven’t already done so to understand what this is about.

The following post is a detailed explanation of how you could make good use of the We’re Fresh Obsessed concept to get free food. Thank you Mike for this awesome article.

There are a lot of other grocery stores that offer a “fresh or free” policy as well:

A&P Canada
Dominion
Kohl’s
Farmer Jack
Rainbow Foods

However, to keep things simple, I will only concentrate on A&P grocery stores in Canada. By all means, see if other grocery stores have similar policies for yourself!

There are extra rules to the policy that aren’t advertised. For example, you can NOT take any expired food from the in-store bakery. Also, you can NOT take anything that has any sort of Clearance or $1 off stickers on them. Everything else is pretty much up for grabs though. If you aren’t sure, don’t take it.

To get an item that says “best before: July 12th” for free, it must be July 13th or after. Even though the “best before” implies that it is actually expired on the 12th. Don’t argue with A&P employees. The customer is never right, apparently.

You can only get 1 of each item. You can’t score 2 bags of Lays BBQ chips. However, you CAN score a bag of Lays BBQ and a bag of Lays Salt & Vinegar. Or the same flavour in different bag sizes.

These policies aren’t put into place for the customer’s sake, they are used to make the customer do the job of their employees. Keep the merchandise moving. Because you can only have 1 of each item, if a customer finds 1 item out-of-date, usually there are 20 of the same item also out of date. Now that they are aware, hey can check for and return the 20 other items.

FINDING A&P LOCATIONS.

Obviously, you are going to want to find A&P’s near your house. Preferably 24 hour ones, but that isn’t necessary. As far as I know you can locate stores here.
If you click on the “info” button beside each store, you can also see its operating hours.

Most other grocery store websites also have a “Store Locator” type section.

WHEN TO GO

Now that you’ve found a few A&P’s near you, you have to know what time to go to maximize you free food intake. Obviously, you can go at any time if you want some food.

If the A&P is open 24 hours, going in slightly before midnight is your best bet. The food only has a few more minutes before it is out-of-date. By the time you go to cash out, just make sure it is past midnight.

If the A&P isn’t open 24 hours, then the earlier the better. The less time they have for the employees to find the out-of-date items the better. Regardless, any A&P at any time can possibly yield an amazing score.

Items are usually dated in groups. For example, certain brands of chips will all be dated for the same day of the week, regardless of what day of the week the product was actually produced on. This is most likely to help store employees remove the items from the shelves, by only having to check once a week instead of daily. Knowing the day of the week that items go out-of-date will definitely help a score. If all bags of chips go out on Wednesdays, then going on a Monday won’t increase your amount of scored chips any.

Check the items dates, and look for patterns. Usually the dates will always be 7 days apart. A lot of chips (Lays, etc) are out-of-date (ready to be scored) on Wednesdays. A few brands are Tuesdays. Pillsbury products also have a date pattern.

ITEMS TO CHECK / ITEMS NOT TO CHECK
Check:

Juices (in the cooler, not on the shelves)
Milk (not bags)
Pillsbury products
Cheese Wiz (usually Black Diamond)
Chip Dip
Yogurt (12 packs & large containers)
Pudding
Little Debbie Snacks (Joe Louis, Ah Caramel, etc.)
Pies
Butter Cups
Pitas
Flat Bread
Chips / Nachos
Cream Cheese
Pizzas
Pizza Crusts
Pastas and Sauces (Just the refrigerated fancy ones).
Cheese Cakes
Some Fancy Chocolate Bars (with dates)

Don’t waste your time on:

Dried Pasta
Canned Stuff
Margarine
Milk in Bags
Individual little yogurts
Lunchables
Anything being displayed in the cardboard box it was shipped in.
– These haven’t even been taken out and put on shelves yet!
Most things that are on sale.
– they are on sale to get them out of the store.
Almost any Meat Product.
– they change the dates anyways to make sure they don’t go out-of-date.

HOW TO CHECK FOR OUT-OF-DATE ITEMS

For the most part, the out-of-date items are usually right in the front. The grocery store is hoping someone will still buy it without looking at the date, then they can still make a profit off of their out-of-date items. Sometimes lazy employees do not put the newest items to the back, so there may be out-of-date items far in the back as well. This is almost always the case with Pillsbury products, do to the weird dispenser thing. It is usually a good idea to take a “random sample” from somewhere near the back as well, especially if it’s something you really want! 🙂

Don’t forget to look up and down! As silly as it sounds, when shopping, people have a tendency to only see things at eye-level (studies have proven this). Things at the top or bottom have probably been there the longest. Plus, it probably also applies to the employees looking for out-of-date items. Out-of-date items will most likely be found on the top or the bottom shelf.

Once you’ve been to the store a few times, you can get a good pattern to follow to check everything. You can visit things that are a priority first, like the pizzas. The less time you aren’t in the A&P, the better. Also, when you score an item, remember where you found it. When you cash-out, you will most likely be told to find fresh versions of your items.

CASHING OUT

You don’t want to get bugged for not buying ANYTHING, because it will look like you went to the store just for the purpose of scoring. So, if you have to do some grocery shopping, save it until you go to score. If there’s nothing you have to buy, just pick up something cheap, maybe a pack of Generic Mr. Noodles for $0.25. Enough to let them know that you are a real customer who just happens to have a good eye, not a teenager with the munchies and no money.

Bring your score to the Service Counter, which is usually near the entrance (it’s where they sell lottery tickets and cigarettes). If nobody shows up, bring it all to a cashier. Show them what you’d like to purchase, nd then point to your score and tell them that the items are out-of-date. After that, you can stand back and watch the confusion…

You will most likely be told to “find fresh ones”, so you can go do that while the cashier tries to figure out how to handle the situation. Make sure you get the freshest replacement items available, since you want to keep the items going out-of-date soon on the shelves, so you can score them later. If all the items are out-of-date, the policy says that you can replace it with a similar item. However, some Managers might not know that, and try to not let you have anything (or they may try to give you a rain-cheque). Take what they give you, and don’t argue.

The whole check-out process is quite amusing. Cashiers must void each product and apply stickers to things. Cashiers usually aren’t trained in the process, and usually make up their own little way of doing it. Once everything has been voided, you can pay for any items you may have legitimately purchased, and then you are on your way!!

TIPS
– If you visit the same A&P regularly, you might want to make mental-notes on things that are going out-of-date soon. If you see a Cheese cake that is going out next Wednesday, try to remember it!

– Go with a friend or two! You can split up to find items, so you only have to be in the store for a few minutes. At the same time, avoid going in a huge pack.
– Avoid conflict with Managers. They are very bone-headed individuals, who are often quite defensive after seeing you score $30 worth of free food. After all, it may take them all day to earn enough money to afford that food, and you are just reminding them of how bad of a job they are doing at being “fresh obsessed”.

– Double check your dates before you cash-out! A bitter cashier would love nothing more than to make you pay for some pitas after you thought you’d be getting them for free.

– Don’t talk about you score while you are scoring. Think of yourself as doing A&P a service.

– Try to mix up the days, times and locations that you visit an A&P. After a few visits, Managers will definitely be keeping an eye out for you.

– Don’t do anything stupid!! Sure, you can easily bring in your old bread-clips and clip them onto any loaf you want. Sure you can hide a Cheese Cake under a few other products, and get it next week. The problem is, if you’ve scored several times before, there are definitely Managers watching you. If you do something “illegal”, they will definitely find out on the video tape. After all, they are probably just waiting for an excuse to kick you out of the store, and fraud is a pretty good reason.


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