Pizza Pizza Canada Slices for Devices Event

Recycle an old device, get a free slice! Each April, to mark Earth Month, Pizza Pizza Canada holds its Slices for Devices campaign at traditional locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Now in its 15th year, the Pizza Pizza team has helped divert more than 17,000 electronic devices from landfills.

Through Pizza Pizza’s partnership with the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), customers can drop off their small electric devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and handheld gaming devices, and get a head start on spring cleaning, while helping to responsibly recycle the precious and sometimes delicate materials found in electronic devices.

For each device, Pizza Pizza will give patrons a coupon for a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza. All devices are safely recycled by EPRA. As an added benefit, proceeds from the recycling will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network through Pizza Pizza’s Slices for Smiles Foundation.

Pizza Pizza express or non-traditional locations such as gas stations, schools, arenas and theatres are not part of this program. This event runs from April 1 – 30 2018. Limit 2 devices per customer.

Click here for more information on this Pizza Pizza event.

PC Optimum Members Say Their Points Went Missing

Apparently, many people are still having issues with the new PC Optimum program. Many members are complaining that some of their points have got stolen / went missing. Loblaw are looking into the problems and said that they take any sign of “unusual activity very seriously”.

Have any of your points gone missing?

Clifton Hill’s NEW Go-Kart Track to Open in Niagara Falls this Spring!

On your marks, get set, go!

Clifton Hill’s NEW Niagara Speedway go-carts is set to open this spring. Some say it’ll be like real life Mario Karts! Niagara Speedway is a marriage of traditional go-karts with the added fun & excitement of an elevated coaster styled track. Drivers get to test their driving skills along the straightaway, negotiate the hair-pin turns, and climb the elevated ramp as they head for the checkered flag.  To sum it up in a few words “it’s like go-carts on steroids”!

Opening this spring (by June 1 2018), it’ll be North America’s largest elevated go-cart track facility and the first of its kind in Canada.

Click here for more information!

Recall: Kidde Recalls Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms

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Kidde Recalls two models (PI2010CA and PI9010CA) Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) smoke alarms manufactured between September 10, 2016, and October 13, 2017. The model number and date code are located on the back of the unit. The affected smoke alarms have a pill shaped design on the front of the unit. The affected models have a yellow cap visible through the opening on the side of the alarm.

A yellow cap can cover one of the two smoke sensors, which compromises the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke.

To identify the presence of the yellow sensor cap:

  • Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect.
  • Consumers should check the brand name and look for the unique design of the PI2010CA and PI9010CA smoke alarm.
  • Consumers should then locate the locking tab on the back of the alarm, turn the alarm on its side and look at the opening closest to the locking tab.
  • If a yellow cap can be seen in the opening the unit is affected and must be replaced. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves.
  • If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.

The recalled products were sold from November 1, 2016, to January 25, 2018. Approximately 40,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 452,000 units were sold in the United States.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions on how to identify the presence of the yellow sensor cap and request a free replacement smoke alarm if their smoke alarm contains the yellow cap. They should remove and discard the affected smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.

Click here to read more information about this recall.

Ontario Offering FREE Smart Thermostats

In August 2017, Green Ontario Fund, an agency of the Government of Ontario, gave 100,000 residents the chance to get a FREE smart thermostat and an in-home energy review. This is in a bid to help cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce carbon footprint. If you missed out then you’ll be glad to hear that registration has re-opened! With the GreenON Installations program, it’s never been easier to start reducing your carbon footprint at home. Take control of your home’s energy use with a no-cost smart thermostat, and uncover new ways to save with an in home energy review.

Homeowners or renters living in single-detached, semi-detached, townhome or row homes, are eligible to take part. If you rent, you will be contacted about submitting a landlord consent form. Similarly, if you are an owner or manager of a rental property you will need your tenant’s permission to participate. Do you live in an apartment or condo? You may be interested in the Smart Thermostat $100 Rebate for Ontario Homes.

A GreenON Installations representative will visit your home to install a no-cost smart thermostat, and conduct an in-home energy review. Choose from three smart thermostat models: ecobee3 lite, Honeywell Lyric T6 or Nest Thermostat E.

Click here for more information and to get your FREE Thermostat.

The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops for You & Your Kids – April Schedule

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The Home Depot Canada has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going in April 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. The Home Depot Canada April 2018 FREE workshops include:

  • Kids Workshops:
    • Saturday, April 07, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Build a Window Birdhouse. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own birdhouse with a window. (Registration closes April 1, 2018)

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Prepare Your Lawn for Spring. This workshop will provide participants with ideas on how to prepare their lawn for spring, such as aerating and dethatching, as well as seeding and spreading fertilizer.  (Registration closes April 15, 2018)
    • Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Repair A Deck: inspection and basic repairs. Participants will learn how to examine their deck for problem areas, identify the necessary tools to repair it, and complete basic repairs. (Registration closes April  18, 2018)
    • Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal: exterior painting, landscaping and gardening. Participants will learn about actions they can take to improve the curb appeal of their homes, including painting and landscaping tips, as well as installing accessories and lighting fixtures.  (Registration closes April 26, 2018)

You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

Click here to get all Home Depot Canada online offers.

Click here to view The Home Depot flyers

MEXX to Reopen in Canada

In 2015, MEXX announced that it’ll close all stores in Canada. Three years later, MEXX announces that from Fall 2018, it will relaunch the brand in retail in Canada. An important element of the relaunch is the new, innovative, minimalistic and contemporary store. MEXX will reduce their box formats to a 200-square-metre lifestyle box for controlled distribution.

The MEXX brand has its roots in the 1970s. It all started with fashion designer Rattan Chadha and his business partner Adu Advaney who supplied private label clothes to department and wholesale stores in the Netherlands. By 1980, this had resulted in the creation of two well-known Dutch clothing brands – Moustache for men and Emanuelle for women. The two brands merged in 1986 to create MEXX, with the company name coming from M (from Moustache) and E (from Emanuelle), plus XX (an abbreviation for “Kiss! Kiss!”). The brand achieved revenue of over $1 billion. The global IP of MEXX was acquired by the newly formed MEXX International B.V. based in the Netherlands in August 2017.

Ontario Adding More Service on GO Transit and UP Express

Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for commuters and families to take GO Transit by adding more late-night and weekend train trips along the Lakeshore GO corridor and more early-morning service on the UP Express.

Beginning Saturday, April 7, 2018, there will be new weekend morning trips and new daily late-night trips for customers on the Lakeshore West and East lines. This will provide more consistent service every 30 minutes, seven days a week for commuters and families travelling between Oakville and Toronto on the Lakeshore West line, and between Oshawa and Toronto on the Lakeshore East line. In total, there will be 52 new trips per week on the two lines.

The UP Express will also add two new early-morning trips between Union Station and Pearson International Airport starting April 7, 2018, for a total of 14 new trips per week. The two new trips – departing Union Station at 4:55 a.m. and 5:10 a.m. – make the UP Express an even more convenient choice for travellers catching an early flight and will offer airport employees more flexibility in their morning commutes.

These service improvements are part of Ontario’s commitment to help people get to where they are going faster by introducing more regional rapid transit across the province. These changes also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a growing economy.

RECALL: Good Boucher’s Lean Ground Beef May Be Unsafe Due to E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Good Boucher lean ground beef products described below due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage.

The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: Do-It-Yourself Workshops – Paint Trends and Tips

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The Home Depot Canada has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going in March 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. 

This is a reminder to book for the FREE Workshop:

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Paint Trends and Tips. Participants will learn how to choose paint colours and colour schemes, as well as discuss 2018 colour trends and top colours.  (Registration closes March 19, 2018)

You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

Click here to get all Home Depot Canada online offers.

Click here to view The Home Depot flyers

Michaels Canada FREE Kids Event: Make a Bunny Tail Clay Pot, Today

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Michaels Canada has a FREE Kids Event available today, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Make a Bunny Tail Clay Pot!

This event is available at all Michaels Store locations, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm local time, for kids of age 3 and up.

No Pre-registration is required, first come, first served, please arrive in enough time to complete the project prior to 3:00 pm.

Click here to find Michaels store near you.

Click here to view Michaels flyers.

Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies Promotions: Shrek Movie For $2.99/Ticket, Today at 11:00 AM!

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Good morning! Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies is here every Saturday 🙂 Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Cineplex Canada has released their new schedule. The Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies include:

  • Today, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 11:00 am the film Shrek, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, is the Family Favourites for $2.99 (1h 30m).

Also, Cineplex Canada has an awesome Family Favourites March Break Movies that includes: 4 Movies Everyday Starting at 11 am for only $2.99/Ticket.

Here’s a list of the upcoming weekly movies line-up at Cineplex Family Favourites for only $2.99:

March 2018:

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018: Space Jam
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018: Hop

Click here to view a list of participating Cineplex movie theatres locations

Tim Hortons Canada Introduces NEW Signature Turkey Melt

Here is some delicious news to brighten your day! Tim Hortons Canada is introducing NEW Tims® Signature Turkey Melt! Made with 100% Canadian carved turkey and a delicious blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack cheeses. Available for a limited time only at participating locations.

You can also start your day with a breakfast that’s hearty and delicious! Try Tim Hortons’ Farmer’s Breakfast Wrap or Biscuit topped with a crispy golden hash brown, real cheddar cheese, fluffy egg omelette, spicy mayo, and your choice of bacon or sausage. Made with heart and grilled to perfection!

Alternatively, grab two of Tim Hortons’ Classic Breakfast Sandwiches on your choice of a biscuit, English muffin, or wrap for only $5 plus tax.

Click here to find a Tim Hortons near you!

Toys “R” Us Continues Normal Operation Across Canada

Despite the news from Toys “R” Us in the U.S, Toys “R” Us will continue normal business operation in Canada. Toys “R” Us Canada announced today that it is unaffected by the recent announcement by Toys “R” Us, Inc. of the filing of a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval in its Chapter 11 proceedings to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business. Toys “R” Us Canada remains committed to serving its customers in all of its 82 stores across Canada, which remain open for business in the normal course.

Toys “R” Us Canada’s business is managed in Canada, operates autonomously from U.S. operations, and continues to be a stable and profitable market leader in Canada. Toys “R” Us Canada has a strong cash and liquidity position and is able to continue business operations without disruption. Toys “R” Us Canada will continue to satisfy its obligations to vendors and customers and stock a broad selection of the most exciting, must-have toy and baby products. The Company continues to honour all customers programs, including gift cards and warranty, return and exchange policies.

Paw Patrol Live Tour Canada: Get Tickets For Toronto and Vancouver Show

If you thought you were too late to pick up tickets for the Paw Patrol Live Tour Canada dates, then think again, as there are still (though they are selling out fast!) some tickets left for the group’s Toronto and Vancouver shows.

The shows will feature the iconic six rescue dogs, led by the tech-savvy boy named Ryder and will run from March 16-18.

The Toronto show is called Great Pirate Adventure, while the Vancouver show has been called the Race to the Rescue show. They are both teaming with some amazing talent, and will surely be a blast for the young ones in your family who are self-proclaimed PAW Patrol addicts.

 Click here to learn more about the PAW Patrol Live Tour in Canada.

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