Canada Post has announced today that their regular stamp prices will increase from $0.63 to a whopping $1 per stamp, or 85 cents per stamp in a booklet or coil. The Permanent “P” stamps will be able to be used still but Canada Post are not going to be selling P Stamps anymore. Instead, the stamps will have the price listed on them again.
On March 31st, 2014 Canada Post plans to launch a tiered stamp pricing structure:
- New prices will be launched for the customers that buy stamps in booklets and coils. The price per stamp will be $0.85
- Business that use postage meters will pay discounted rate of $0.75 per stamp
- Mailers who prepare mail in a way that reduces processing costs (incentive lettermail) will benefit from prices lower than $0.75 per stamp
- Single stamps will cost a whopping $1 each!!
So stock up on stamps while you still can! The Permanent stamps currently being sold will still be usable when the price increases. Stop in at Costco and purchase bulk amounts! Costco is selling permanent stamps for $0.60 each ($59.99 for 100 stamps).
See page 8 here to read about Canada Post’s new pricing plan in further detail.
Canada Post also plans to eliminate their door-to-door delivery service. How messed up is that? Hey! Let’s increase our prices and reduce our services? I hear bankruptcy in their future, folks. Canada Post will start to phase out home delivery as part of their tiered structure. They will be converting their services to community mailboxes (wouldn’t surprise me if these come with monthly fee). This will surely have a negative impact on their company, and not to mention the thousands of jobs lost when this is set in place.
I am disappointed with Canada Post as you can tell! What is your opinion?
There is a new hidden coupon from WebSaver.ca available through the Nivea coupon portal. Save $2 on the purchase of any Nivea Hand Cream in the 50ml or 100ml format. You have the option to print this coupon, or you may have it mailed to your home. There are two other coupons available through the Nivea portal:
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There is a new printable coupon available to MyMacs members, and valid at Mac’s convenience stores in Ontario. Get a free Nestle Nature’s Blend 473ml beverage with this printable coupon from December the 16th to the 22nd. There is a limit of one coupon per customer, and the offer is valid only while supplies last.
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Starting today you will receive 70% off all Holiday Decor when you shop at Michael’s Arts and Crafts store! If you have not set up your Christmas tree or decorations, why not start this year fresh will new decorations at a steal-of-a-deal price! 70% off, what more could you as for this Holiday Season? This sale runs through December 14th 2013.
See what’s on sale at Michael’s for 70% off here.
Don’t forget to use these weekly coupons from Michael’s Art and Crafts! They are only valid through December 12th, 2013. Check back tomorrow for new coupons from Michael’s if you can’t make it there today to enjoy these sales!
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Here at Smart Canucks we thrive to bring you the hottest deals from all your favourite stores! We thought we would make your sales and deals hunting a little easier by providing a weekly “roundup” of the best and hottest deals we have found for the upcoming week. We know that savings are especially important during the Christmas season. Simply click each deal below to read more!
Here is a look at only some of the great deals and sales you can take advantage of this week:
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Shot at Future Shop today and receive up to $50 off select iPads! The iPads are limited quantity and limited 1 per house so act quick and get this sale today only! You can purchase an iPad on FutureShop.ca for up to $50 off, or pick one up at your closest Future Shop location. If you are going to pick one up from the store, I would suggest reserving one online first!
Today, December 11th 2013 at Future Shop you will receive:
- $20 Off Apple iPad Mini 16GB With Wi-Fi + Cellular – $429.99
- $30 Off Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi Grey – $489.99
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- $40 Off Apple iPad Air 16GB 3G/4G Grey – $609.90
- $20 Off Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wifi/Cellular – $429.99
- $30 Off Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wifi Grey – $289.99
- $20 Off Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wifi/3G/4G Grey – $429.99
- and more!
Check out all the fantastic Apple iPad deals and sales at Future Shop today only! Shop online or in store to receive up to $50 off your new iPad. This is a fantastic idea to gift to yourself this Christmas
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Guess Canada has awesome offers.
- Online: Save an extra 25% on sale items
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To Get a FREE standard shipping, use promo code GCA125 at checkout and select Standard shipping on the Shipping Page. Shipping offer valid on online orders placed between November 7, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. PT through December 31, 2013 at 11:59PM PT. The value of your order must total $125 or more in a single transaction after discounts and before taxes and shipping to qualify for free standard ground shipping.
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Get your FREE Kashi Blueberry Oat Cluster and Flakes cereal here at Kashi’s Facebook page! Eat Positive, Eat FREE! Get your free box of Kashi Blueberry Oat Cluster and Flakes cereal by simply clicking “Get Coupon”. Yesterday we had $2 Off, today we have FREE!
Get your coupon and receive a box of FREE Kashi Cereal here!
The Shopping Channel are holding a flash sale now through 7pm ET. Save 20% on almost anything (main exclusions are electronics, today’s showstopper deal and gift cards) including sale/clearance items.
To take advantage of this offer, enter FLASH20 at checkout.
Some good deals from the clearance section:
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Shop Gymboree Online today only to receive $20 off of any $100 or more purchase! This offer is today only so don’t hesitate to save big on your Gymboree purchase! To redeem your $20 off of your $100 purchase simply enter the promo code TISTHESAVINGS at checkout at Gymboree.ca. This offer is not valid on gift card purchases. This incredible sale is online exclusive.
Gymboree is also offering FREE Standard Shipping on any order over $50 for Christmas Delivery!
What are you waiting for? Shop at Gymboree online now and save on all your children’s clothing Christmas Gifts this Holiday Season!
EssentialApparel has NYDJ Flash Sale.
- Save 20% off NYDJ Jeans. This offer is valid today only, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 until 11:59 PM ET.
Also, EssentialApparel has new coupons valid until Thursday, December 12, 2013:
- Get 10 off $75 order
- Get 15 off $100 order
- Get 20 off $200 order
To get your discount, enter the coupon code SAVEBIG at checkout. The discount will be reflected in your shopping cart.
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Dickies Canada has good online offers.
- Save 30% on insulated bib overalls & coveralls.
- Save 30% on select durable outerwear
- Save 30% on Dickies safety footwear
- Save 25% on classic work pants
- Save 25% on Classic work Shirts
- Save 25% on Tough Dickies bottoms
These offers are available for a limited time only. Enjoy Free Standard Shipping online at Dickies when you spend $75 or more.
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After many rumours of change, Canada Post has confirmed that changes are coming to the way we receive our mail. Having mail carriers go door to door is just too expensive and starting next year, they will start to phase out door to door delivery of mail. This does not mean you will not receive mail, just that Canada Post will start installing community mailboxes in most neighbourhoods and you will pick your mail up from the box rather than at your door. For me, this doesn’t mean much but with a lot of elderly neighbours, I feel for them while walking out in high heat / cold icy wintery days to check for mail after being so used to delivery at the door.
- 5,094,694 people get door-to-door delivery in Canada.
- Average cost per address is $269.
- 3,804, 574 get mail through group mail boxes.
- Average cost per box is $117.
This also means that less mail carriers will be needed, 6000-8000 will lose their jobs over the next five years (although CPC says that more than this amount are set to retire in that time period).
On top of that, stamps are about to increase by a huge amount, currently stamps cost $0.63 but starting on March 31, 2014 you will pay $1 per stamp (or buy them in a book of 10 or more and pay $0.85) – coupon traders, start buying permanent stamps now! Will such a high stamp price impact what you send by mail?
Read more details here
UPDATE: Canada Post mentioned on twitter (after many questions asking why they removed permanent P stamps from their website already) that P stamps will need to be topped up to the new rate. The 5 year plan however states that you can use them but they will pull the sale of them until the new pricing goes into effect next year.
e.l.f. Cosmetics has “e.l.f. days of xmas” event. Get 3 of e.l.f. newest Studio palettes, regularly $50 if purchased separately, for just $23. That’s 54% off! This offer is available for 3 hours only starting at 11:00 a.m. EST today Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Click here to get e.l.f. Cosmetics offers.
Sears Canada has an awesome sale. Save up to 70% ob selected Christmas trees, trim & decor. Get 7 1/2′ Aspen Slim Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree for $119.99, save $280.00. This offers is valid until Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Click here to get Sears offers.