Smart Canucks Bi Weekly Contests, Giveways, Prizes, Freebies!


Hello Smart Canuckers! After the huge success with the Michael Buble contest Mr Boo and I had a talk and I am going to be running bi weekly contests on the blog for our wonderful readers! Each contest will run for approximately one week and will have various prizes and sponsors! Rules will be set out in each contest. This weeks sponsor will be Kidsncaboodle, and will be posted later today!

Are you an advertiser and interested in having your website and or product featured? Contact me at Sally @ (omit spaces)

This is going to be a lot of fun!

Free Earth Hour Concert Downtown Toronto Ontario March 27th


Celebrate Earth Hour in Toronto this year and enjoy a free concert. With Chantal Kreviazuk (she is amazing live,) Jarvis Church, and Justin Nozuka. I have no idea who the two latter artists are but they had me with Chantal.

Heres some deets: Come and celebrate Earth Hour this year at Yonge-Dundas Square and join us for a FREE CONCERT and an evening of fun-filled, family-friendly activities including arts & crafts, face painters, street performers and more! Citytv’s personalities, Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese will host this years’ event.

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Yonge – Dundas Square
Entertainment Scheduled:
5:30 pm Street performers and Earth Hour wish collection begins
7:00pm onwards Official welcome and open remarks from Gerald Butts and Toronto Mayor David MillerJustin Nozuka performsJarvis Church performs
8:10 pm Earth Hour countdown ceremony begins
8:30 pm Earth Hour starts and Chantal Kreviazuk performs
9:30 pm Closing remarks

Click here for further information

March Break Camp Ikea Canada, Activities, family fun, food

Select Ikeas are offering a March Break “camp”

This is the Vaughn Ikea Schedule check your local store to see what (or if) they are holding activites.

MONDAY, March 15 

  • 10am – 12pm Story time in the Sofas department
  • 12pm – 2pm Face painting in the Restaurant

TUESDAY, March 16

  • 10am – 12pm Get inked with your very own temporary tattoo!
  • 12pm – 2pm Enter the world of illusion with Magic Matt (located in the restaurant)
  • Special activity in the Kid’s department


  • 10am – 12pm Scavenger Hunt Special! Discover the clues & amp; get a FREE frozen treat!
  • 12pm – 2pm Face painting in the Restaurant

THURSDAY, March 18

  • 10am – 12pm Enter the world of illusion with Magic Matt (located in the Restaurant)
  • 12pm – 2pm Learn to make silly putty, and even take it home! Courtesy of Mad Science (located in the Restaurant)

FRIDAY, March 19

  • 10am – 12pm Story time in the Sofas department with Tracy the Puppeteer
  • 12pm – 2pm Learn to make slime, and even take it home! Courtesy of Mad Science (located in the Restaurant)
  • PLUS head on over to the Restaurant on the upper level to receive a FREE kid’s meal when you purchase any adult meal $3 or more! Please be advised that parental supervision is required for ALL activities.


Take Advantage of Your March Break Canada!


It’s almost that time of year again when the kids get to take a week off school to enjoy the winter and pack in some exciting activities. A lot of people take this opportunity to go down South for the week, but if you’re like me you need some ideas closer to home that wont break the bank.

That being said there are a lot of activities going on in most communities that can get your family active and out of the house. Here are some of the activities I found:

1. YMCA March Break Day Camps-check your local YMCA because most of them offer day camps throughout the march break that have fun activities for kids. It’s getting them active and it’s a chance to meet new people.

2. Local Libraries offer a ton of activities for kids all year round and even more activities during the March Break. A lot of the activities provided by your local library are free and are worth checking out!

3. Check your local Community Center for events during the break. Most offer more public swimming, skating or drop in times for team sports. It’s a great way to stay active this March break.

4. Volunteer in your community. It’s a rewarding experience to help someone out and there are tons of places you can volunteer your time with your family this March Break.

For more great things to do with your family this March Break check your city’s local website.
If you have any additional ideas please  share them so everyone can take advantage of their March Break.

*Bumped to the top because its March break

MAC Cosmetics and Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale: March 5 – 7, 2010!


The MAC Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale is happening again, this time March 5-7, 2010. This takes place at the Markham Fairgrounds, in Ontario.

Tickets are only available for employees and their invited guests. I know this sale is a hot hot ticket every time it’s on and many people look for tickets. These sales run every 4 months or so, in March, June, September & December. Please note, these tickets are not available by going to a MAC store or counter and asking for tickets, invitations are only available to employees. Your best bet would be to make friends with a makeup artist, if they have extra invites, it is up to them whether they share them or not.

*** Smartcanucks does NOT have tickets to give out/sell, this blog post is meant for information only and for discussion. If you want tickets, please check Craigslist and Kijiji. Please do not post personal information in the comments.

Tim Hortons RRRoLL Up The Rim To Win Starts Today


Just a friendly reminder to all that this starts today, March 1, 2010 and runs through the month or while supplies last. Make sure to roll up the rim for a chance to win:

40 x Toyota RAV4
100 x $10,000 cash prize
1000 x Toshiba Netbooks
25000 x $100 Tim`s QuickPay card
31000000 x  food prizes

Thanks to Patty Smyth for the reminder!

Kitchen Stuff Plus Canada Scratch & Dent Warehouse sale

If you live in the Toronto area, you should definitely check out this Kitchen Stuff Plus Scratch & Dent warehouse sale on February 27 – 28.

Save up to 90% due to slight dents/scratches, missing/broken pieces, or imperfect packaging. Find glassware and dinnerware sets, loads of photo frames, kitchen gadgets, spice racks and dish racks, stainless steel garbage bins, huge platters, cookware, odds and ends, plus tons more.


10 am – 6 pm

100 Toro Rd

416 – 944 – 2847

thanks to couponlady for this great information!

Canada for Haiti: Donate Now


We are all aware of the horrible earthquake that struck Haiti recently. There has been an outpour of donations and lots of media and news attention on this cause. Tonight, CBC has a special airing called “Hope for Haiti now” and the US has their own version as well.

We are all lucky to live in Canada and have the wonderful living conditions that we do, we should all help the less fortunate and give what we can. If you have money and want to help this cause, tune into these specials, which are on right now, or look online on how to donate and where.

Important Information for Canadian Donors: If you wish to generate dollar for dollar government matching funds and receive a tax receipt, donate to a canadian charity, you must go to

Click here for more information on how to donate.

Soft Moc Canada National Shoe Drive: Help Survivors of the Haitian Earthquake Disaster!

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I just came across this thread by meguwo in the deals section and thought it needed to be seen by as many people as possible.  It’s time to give back and here is a really easy way to make a big difference.

Hey everyone. I wasn’t sure where to post this, but I know the deals section gets a lot of views and I know how generous all of us are on Smart Canucks. I just received this in my inbox and its a great way to help out the surivors of the earthquake in Haiti.

It’s really easy. All you need to do is bring in your old shoes to any Soft Moc store across Canada between January 15-22. They will donate the shoes to help the survivors in Haiti.
I personally challenge each and every member of Smart Canucks that has a Soft Moc store near them to donate at least 1 pair of shoes. Everyone has to have an old pair of shoes that are no longer wearing. Just drop them off at your local shopping mall while you are running your usually errands. Take a picture and share it on this thread of your donation. Give a little, get a lot.

I know it’s hard for everyone to donate money, but this is a really easy way to donate and help. Most of us have old pairs of shoes just collecting dust in our closets! Or, the shoes your kids may have outgrown.

Seventy percent of Haiti’s population lives on less than $2 a day and half the 8.5 million population is unemployed.

There are more than 80 store across Canada! Find a Soft Moc Location Near You!

And here is the link to meguwo’s original post, so you can take her challange and post your donation pictures!

Toronto Winterlicious 2010: Jan. 29 – Feb. 11, 2010

Toronto Winterlicious 2010 is here! To all the foodies out there, or anybody wanting to try fine dining without breaking the bank, this event is for you! If you’ve been waiting to try a certain restaurant, this event is for you! Heck, for anyone who wants a fine meal, this event is for you!

One hundred and fifty of Toronto’s top restaurants offering Three-Course Prix Fixe menus at one of three price point categories:

  • $15 Lunch and/or $25 Dinner*
  • $20 Lunch and/or $35 Dinner*
  • $25 Lunch and/or $45 Dinner*

*Lunch and dinner menus include starter, entrée and dessert. Beverages, taxes and gratuity additional.

General Reservation Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010

American Express ® Cardmembers can go to the Front Of The Line ® to book early reservations on January 12 and 13, 2010. To qualify for Front Of The Line ®, when making reservations, Cardmembers must provide their American Express Card number.

Please contact restaurants directly for reservations. Subject to restaurant’s seating capacity.

For more informatioin, click here.

For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

Bon appetit everyone!

Thanks to dslite for the heads up on this great event!

Toronto Area Wedding Dress Sale: Ritché Bridal Super Sale Jan 14-17

If you’re in the market for a wedding gown or accessories you may want to check out this great sale coming up from a local Toronto store, Ritché.

Personally, I bought my wedding dress at a huge sale like this and I got a fabulous deal even on a brand new dress. Negotiate ladies!!

Here are the details:


thanks to dealiah for this great post!

Toronto, Ontario – Roots Sample Sale Canada! (Dec 3-6)

Roots is having a great sample sale in Toronto from December 3-6. I personally don’t buy much of their clothing because it’s very expensive, however I love the quality! So for 60 – 80% off you just may see me there! 🙂


Clothing for adults, kids and babies!

Please bring one non-perishable food item and bring CASH ONLY.

No returns or exchanges.

Please note the sale takes place in 1 location December 3+4 and in a different location December 5+6 so please be sure to write down the appropriate address!

Thanks to couponlady for letting us know!

Women’s Health & Well being Show Toronto, Canada FREE Pass Oct 17

Saturday, October 17th is the Women’s Health and Wellness Show in Toronto and right now you can get FREE tickets!

Location: Victoria Ballet Academy

7751 Yonge St, L3T 2C4


  • Great prizes
  • Receive FREE product samples
  • Discover how to choose the makeup and skin care products that are safe for you and your children
  • Be dazzled by unique jewelry designs
  • Shop for designer’s clothing and accessories
  • Enjoy high quality natural, chemicals free hygiene products at affordable prices
  • Find out how to use healthier products and ingredients in your everyday cooking
  • Meet the owners of two new children’s daycare centers opening in your area
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Come early to receive your FREE consultations with
    • holistic nutritionist
    • holistic naturopath
    • prenatal/postpartum specialist
    • lactation consultant

Click here to order your free ticket

Click here to visit the general show website

Thanks to stacysmipip for this great freebie

Toronto taping of Cityline featuring Booty Camp Fitness – Tues. Oct.27

Ever wanted to see what a TV show filming is like and be a part of a studio audience? Maybe score some free swag too while you’re there? Well then Booty Camp has an exclusive invitation for you!

CityLine, Canada’s most successful daytime show for women, is inviting Booty Camp to bring along friends to be a part of the audience for a special episode on health & fitness! The show will be taped on the morning of Tuesday, October 27th. Come and have a chance to meet Sammie Kennedy herself, creator of Booty Camp Fitness, and Tracy Moore, host of CityLine! There are a very limited number of invitations so act quickly to secure a seat!

Simply send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Booty Camp” and mention that you’d like to be a part of the audience AND include your shirt size (S/M/L/XL/XXL) to receive your very own pink camo top – just like your Elite Drill Instructor wears! You’ll receive an email confirming whether or not you’ve got a spot secured with details including directions and timing.

thanks to shawnsgal for posting this for our ladies!

Nuit Blanche in Toronto: Free All-Night Art Show October 3

I don’t know about you, but I just don’t enjoy my city enough. If you are the same you may want to consider this amazing FREE event in Toronto.



Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Art Show

October 3, 6:55pm to sunrise

Three zones featuring more than 130 projects to explore

Click here for more details and to plan your route

Thanks to Melody113 for posting this great event

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