With so many amazing readers and members of our site I thought it’s time that we feature YOU! Each month a random member will be featured. With this honour will come a chance to share tips and stories in a feautued blog post all about you.
How can I become a Smart Canuck of the month? It’s simple. If your not a member of the forum simply sign up and email me at Sally @ Smartcanucks.ca (omit spaces) on why you should be the Smart Canuck of the month, your username on the forum, and email contact. You can also nominate a member if you wish. *You can email me a nomination or recommend yourself right now!*
Each month a member will be randomly chosen to be the Smart Canuck of the month, and will receive a $25 gift card for participating. *Must be Canadian resident to receive giftcard*
To get things started I randomly chose an existing Smart Canuck for the month of May. Watergirl73 is May’s Smart Canucks of the month. Congratulations! Keep your eyes peeled for her featured post.
*Please remember that every member is a valued Smart Canucks and not everyone will be randomly chosen as there is only 12 spots per annum.* Odds of being featured are dependant upon a random monthly draw and number of entries*
I just came across this site, and it looks pretty interesting and perhaps worth trying out for those of you who like product testing. Lipstick Powder n Pain is looking for 100 Canadian Lipstick Powder N Paint readers to test the soon to be launched Degree Women Natureffects™ for themselves, and provide honest and unbiased feedback.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, click here to learn more, and complete a short qualification survey before January 10, 2010, accepted product testers will be notified by email on January 12, 2010.
Thanks to WandaJean for sharing this offer with us!
So I’m flipping through the October issue of Canadian Living looking for coupons (scan for coupons first, read later) when I see the word ‘coupons’. Upon closer examination I discover that it is an article entitled “Online Coupons” by Deena Waisberg. Hmm, I wonder to myself, what sites does she list? I scan the bolded text box on the bottom right hand side of the page, pretty much assuming it’d be save.ca and the like, and what do I see but – you know what’s coming here don’tcha??? http:smartcanucks.ca !!!!!!!!! Woohoo! That’s Us!! I mean I know it’s Boo Radley (did I mention you’re fantastic!) but collectively it’s us!!!! Right there in print on page 186 of Canadian Living – wooh Boo your name’s going to be in bright lights! (well, your user name anyway ;-p) Congrats SmartCanucks!!
*Please note that what you are about to read is purely the speculation of the writer and not to be taken as official advice endorsed by SmartCanucks.ca
Ever since Sony released the PS3 with the hefty price tag of $599.00 a lot of people have been waiting for a price drop, myself included, and finally it’s here! You have probably seen at least one post or advertisement this week about the great new price of $299.00 and you may be thinking ‘now’s the time’ (and your husband might be jumping up and down b/c he can no longer contain his excitement). But is now the time?? Here’s some info to consider; Sony has officially announced the release of the PS3 Slim for Sept.1, 2009 for the sameprice of $299.00. So now you may be thinking ‘ok so I can get a new slicker model for the same price, but I really want it now!’ So, consider this, the new model is going to be 120 gb while the old model is only 80 gb. A reasonable assumption at this point is that the new Slim PS3 is going to be a better value (and right now it is), so I pose this question – What will happen to the 80 gb when the 120 gb Slim is officially released for the same price? If one is clearly a higher value than we, as savvy shoppers, know that it will be a hard sell trying to convince people to pay the same price for them! So, in theory, a possible price drop in the 80 gb in the very near future??? *shrugs. I don’t know, but I’m going to wait just in case the real question ends up being; does size matter? 😉
Matchstick is currentlyÂ looking for applicants to try the new Herbal Essences shampoo and conditionerÂ and share with friends!Â For those who don’t know who Matchstick is there an awesome word of mouth company.
All you need to do is complete a survey to see if you qualify!Â From what I can tell they are looking for people with their own blogs.
Should you qualify you will receive full value coupons to try out the product and share the coupons with your friends.Â What do they want in return?Â Your honest feedback about the experience.
At the end of the survey it states that you will find out in 3-5 business days if you qualify.
Diets are a strange thing. Most people will tell you that a regular routine of healthy eating and exercise are the only way to maintain proper weight. But what do they know? 😛
Fad diets have been around for years, and SmartCanucks reader Dan Radice is going to try them. ALL of them. Dan is undertaking an 18 week journey into the world of wanton weight loss that he likes to call The Grandly Spectacular and Fantastically Phenomenal Fad Diet Experiment. During this time he plans to conquer 14 fad diets, all the while tracking his progress on a daily blog of the same name.
Before you worry for the poor lad, Dan assures us he’s seeked professional opinion before undertaking such a lengthy shock to the system. Advice from professionals is that he should come out of it in no worse shape than he is now.
Recent winner of the 2008 Canadian Blog Awards (second place went to SmartCanucks!), Yarn Harlot is the ongoing story of one woman’s adventures in knitting. Like any good story though, the knitting merely sets the stage for an adventure full of personality and good writing. Stephanie’s life outside of knitting is just as fun a read as her life inside of it.
Whether you’re a knitter or knot (see what I did there?), Yarn Harlot is a delightful yarn (did it again) for blog readers from all walks of life.
Yet another Smart Canucks Boxing Day 2008 special 😉
I have 3 complete Future Shop Boxing Day 2008 flyers, the in store flyer, a handout flyer you get when you visit Future Shop stores on Boxing Day and the online flyer! Thanks 999asd for posting these Future Shop Boxing Day flyers in the Boxing Day / Week Flyers and Deals 2008 forum section.
Everything Up Close is a great little site not unlike our previous featured blog, Glimpse.Â Everything Up Close features reviews and giveaways on a slew of products that would appeal to mothers and other female readership.
The main focus seems to be on fashion, though other items are covered on the site as well.Â If you’re looking to get in on some great giveaways that are happening at an astounding frequency, Everything Up Close is a terrific site to check out.
Blogs are an interesting thing.Â Sometimes they’re about a specific trend, topic or discussion.Â Other times they’re about nothing at all.Â While spiffykerms falls into that “nothing” category, it’s a delightful and refreshing read every day.
As a personal blog spiffykerms details the thoughts and experiences of it’s author in a way that everyone can enjoy.Â I know nothing of the blog’s author save for what’s on the page, and yet I find everything she writes to be as interesting and entertaining as I would the conversations of a close friend.Â If you want a fun read that’ll shake up your normal routine, make sure to give it a try!
Run by two moms with a love for Canadian parenting products, Glimpse offers reviews and giveaways on Canadian-made products that will appeal to moms and kids alike.Â Everything from cloth diapers to chemical-free soaps are reviewed.Â It’s a great resource for those of you looking to shop Canadian, and it seems as though there’s almost always a giveaway going on!
A blog featuring Canadian products is a great idea and I’m glad to see that it’s turned out so well.Â My only complaint is that all of the products featured relate to parents and parenting — I’d love to see a companion site that showcased a variety of products that are Canadian made!Â After all – who doesn’t want an Ookpik review?