Posts Categorized: Praises and Complaints

Air Canada To Charge $25 For First Checked Bag

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Following the announcement from WestJet regarding changes to their checked baggage policy, Air Canada have announced that they will also charge a fee of $25 on select fares within Canada, US,  Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean or the U.S. Virgin Islands. These changes will not apply to tickets booked before today and only apply to travel… Read more »

LikeNet Coming Back & Restoring Balances – Will You Trust Them Again?

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Some of you will remember when it was around in 2012 then closed down suddenly leaving many people owed money (those who did not have the minimum threshold to cash out when they changed it to a higher threshold without notice). They claim that they will restore our balances and have new ways to… Read more »

Rexall: Save $5 When You Spend $25 & Airmiles Deals

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Rexall have a new printable coupon for $5 off when you spend $25 on almost anything in the store this week.  Excludes prescriptions, products containing codeine, insulin, Rexall/PharmaPlus Gift Cards, Gift Card Express, lottery, postal services and stamps, transit tickets, baby diapers, baby formula, adult meal supplements, prepaid phone cards, photo finishing, tobacco products and… Read more »

Canadian Quick Questions: Product Promotion Screwups

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While many users got their free Skechers gorun/gowalk shoes without incident, others are venting about the poor communication and service during this promo.  Several users report that Astro cashed their cheques but months later they do not have the shoes but receive multiple calls/emails from the promotional company saying they no longer have the shoe… Read more »

Canadian Recalls: Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen

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Banana Boat/Energizer is pulling two types of continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products from stores across Canada – Banana Boat Ultra Defense Spray Sunscreen and Banana Boat Sport Performance Spray Sunscreen. Energizer who own the Banana Boat label says there is a “potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made… Read more »

Canadian Recalls: Kelloggs Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Parts

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With so many Mini-Wheat coupons, I thought this one was worth posting even though it is a ‘low level recall’.  Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats have been recalled due to metal “Extraneous Material” in the cereal.  The recall includes original frosted and brown sugar flavour across the country with best before dates of “2013 AL 01 TO 2013… Read more »

Canadian News: Beef Recall Expanded Again – Now Cuts of Meat + Ground Meat

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now urging consumers to ask stores where they get their beef as they expanded the recall to include steaks, roasts, sausages and other cuts of meat in addition to the original (expanded) ground beef. You can check the various lists on the CFIA website to see if the… Read more »

Garnier Tries To Makes It Right After Contest Issues

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For those who entered the contest to receive a free sample from Garnier we blogged about here, many members received an email before the contest was over saying they had won the grand prize. It was clear by just the number of SmartCanucks members that this was an error, many of us received an email… Read more »

Should Retailers Offer A Refund On Non-Returnable Items If Faulty?

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MrsSunshine on our forums brought up an interesting topic.  She bought a bedding set and the cashier mentioned that it was non-returnable.  On opening the packaging at home, there was an awful smell coming from it, not something that makes you want to snuggle up in your new bedding. The store in question has offered… Read more »

Canada’s the most expensive country to own a cell phone? You better believe it!

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Have you ever made the face above after receiving your monthly cell phone bill? Well, I definitely have, but that ended a couple of years ago after I threatened to leave my dog-logo telecommunications company. (It wasn’t an empty threat either because I did my homework, calling all the competitors, to do a price comparison…. Read more »