I’m delighted to announce that Smart Canucks now has a new blog that will be dedicated to technology and electronics deals.
The new blog will be run by my friend David and me. Deals in the electronics and tech world change pretty fast and you’ll notice that good deals will expire in a day or two if not hours. So make sure you visit more frequently and if you come across a good deal please do let us know!
We’d also love to get your feedback and comments. What would you like to see in the new tech deals blog? How can we make it better?
If you’ve left a comment on one of the posts here on SmartCanucks.ca and it hasn’t shown I’m very sorry about that. For some reason, most comments are getting marked as spam even if they’re not. I’m working on fixing this right now.
When it’s 50 days to Christmas (November 5th I believe), I’ll post an interesting video, picture or commentaryÂ each day for all of us to enjoy 🙂 It may funny, nostalgic, weird, dramatic or whatever!
The ideas will be contributed by members of the forum, blog readers or other bloggers. If you have an interesting submission or would like to contribute please email me your idea to [email protected] If you’re a blogger I’ll add a link back to your blog when I publish your Christmas post.
As for the SmartCanucks.ca blog in general, I’d love to get suggestions on what you’d like to see on the blog. What do you like? what do you hate about the blog? Suggestions are more than welcome 🙂
This new little Baby Girl so tiny small and neat And especially magic makes your family complete No words could ever relay or truly express The wishes sent for you at this time of happiness Sheâ€²s shining an Angel with a tiny sweet nose So completely made up ten fingers, ten toes Sheâ€²s laughter and teardrops so small and brand new And amazingly angelic and sheâ€²s sent to bless you Sheâ€²s one special Baby the best of lifeâ€²s treasure And sheâ€²ll surely bless you loving family pleasure.
EDIT: Weâ€™ve actually decided against Virginia. Sheâ€™s had the name for two days and it just didnâ€™t seem to fit. Plus, people are already giving her annoying nicknames that we donâ€™t approve of like â€œGinny.â€ The official name (weâ€™ve already written it on the Health Card app, so thereâ€™s no going back now) is Emily Jennifer Jane.
Just a heads up for the next time you forget your cell phone at home. As of last week, the cost of a local call on a Bell Canada payphone is 50 cents. I think it’s safe to assume that other payphone companies will follow.
It’s a been a long time coming — not only has there not been an increase in payphone costs since 1981 (back then they were a dime) but competition from mobile phones has pretty much rendered the standard payphone obsolete. They’re really only there for the small percentage of the population that hasn’t gone cellular yet and for when the rest of us forget our mobile devices on the charger at home.
In a different age I could see a lot of people getting bent out of shape about this, but really – does anyone care that the cost of a phone call has doubled?
Do you have a son, daughter, grandchild, sibling, nephew, niece or cousin that was born in 2007 or 2006? If you do, they could win the Smart Canucks Cute Baby Contest and receive a FREE gift
Submissions open from now till May 31st, 2007
First week of June all Smart Canucks members will vote for the cute babies.
1st place: $25 Shoppers Drug Mart or Indigo/Chapters or Cara gift card 2nd place: $20 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card 3rd place: $15 Cara gift card 4th place: $10 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card 5th place: $10 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card
I chose these gift cards because they’re all Canadian companies. I like Cara because you can use their gift cards at several restaurants including Swiss Chalet, Montana’s, Kelesy’s, Second Cup and Harvey’s.
How to join the contest
1. You need to sign into the forum. If youâ€™re not a member you can register here.
2. Go to Upload an Image. A new form will show up. Use that form to upload your images.
3. Now that youâ€™ve uploaded the image go to Your Images. Copy the code next to â€œBB Code IMGâ€, reply to this thread and paste the code you copied in your reply message.
You also need to provide the following information:
Baby name or nickname or initials (full name is not required for privacy reasons)
Month and year of birth (day not necessary)
Your relationship to the baby
4. You can upload several photos of your baby but you can only officially use one for the contest. However you can refer members to the other photos if that will help you get more votes .
Sorry I haven’t been posting a lot this week. I’m very busy writing reports, posters, exams and what not. Once this week is over I’ll have plenty of time 🙂
In the meantime. the forum has a wonderful group of friendly folks, fun activities and thousands of freebies and deals. Please feel free to pop in and say hi and if you’ve been a regular “lurker” we’d love to get to know you 🙂
To have some fun at SmartCanucks.ca I thought of starting a new contest. Here it is 🙂
Submit a photo of the weirdest thing you have at home!
Be creative! the more interesting, weird or funny that â€œthingâ€ is, the larger your chances of winning. Any photo quality is fine: this is not a photography contest, itâ€™s simply about the weirdest thing you have in your home!
During the first week of March all SmartCanucks’ forum members will vote for their favourite photos. The voting results will be live and visible to everyone. The top 5 contestants will win the following prizes:
1st place: $25 Shoppers Drug Mart or Indigo/Chapters or Cara gift card 2nd place:$20 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card 3rd place: $15 Cara gift card 4th place: $10 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card 5th place: $10 Shoppers Drug Mart or Cara gift card
– Shoppers Drug Mart is PharmaPrix in Quebec so Quebecers can join the contest too.
– Cara gift cards could be used at Swiss Chalet, Second Cup, Kelseyâ€™s, Harveyâ€™s and Montanaâ€™s