Nuit Blanche in Toronto: Free All-Night Art Show October 3

I don’t know about you, but I just don’t enjoy my city enough. If you are the same you may want to consider this amazing FREE event in Toronto.



Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Art Show

October 3, 6:55pm to sunrise

Three zones featuring more than 130 projects to explore

Click here for more details and to plan your route

Thanks to Melody113 for posting this great event

When What to my Wondering Eyes Should Appear . . .


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 and the like, and what do I see but – you know what’s coming here don’tcha??? !!!!!!!!! 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!!

$299.00 PS3 Should You or Shouldn’t You??

*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

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 same price 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? 😉

The New Look

The New Look - PS3 120 GB Slim

Canada Family Events: Day out with Thomas tickets still available St Thomas Ontario.


Calling all Thomas the train fans (adults and children alike!) Tickets are still available for July 17-19 and July 24-26 .

A day out with Thomas consists of a 20 minute train ride on ”Thomas” and activities for the wee ones such as music.

The train stops in St Thomas Ontario at the Elgin County Railway Museam, and appears to be the only Canadian venue left for the year.

Tickets are $20 each and children under 2 are free. Click here for more info and to purchase.

While I know this isn’t a ”deal”  every few days I am going to try to post a summer activity that is not over 20$ a person and or free (free is so much better!)

Do you have a a pocket friendly family summer event that you’d like posted? Email me at Sally at and I will try my best to accomodate.

Costco Canada Photo Centre: Digital 4 x6 Prints 10cents + 5 Free 5×7 Prints

Costco Canada Photo Centre

Get  up to 100 on-line or in-store 4 x 6-in. Digital Prints at 10 cents Each (Matte or Glossy Finish) at Costco Canada Photo Centre.  This offer is valid for online orders placed between February 16, 2009 and March 1, 2009. To receive the promotion price on your order, you must add the promo code CWWSA216 during the online checkout process.

There is also another offer at Costco Canada that gets you 5 free 5×7 in. digital prints. Use coupon code CWMS1223. This code expires February 28th, 2009. You can only use 1 coupon code per order so you will need to place 2 orders to make use of both coupons 😉

Click here for more details on the Costco Canada 10 Cents Prints  Promo

Abercrombie & Fitch Canada Winter Sale: In-store & Online Clearance

Abercrombie & Fitch Canada

Abercrombie & Fitch has had a Winter sale going on for a while but I’ve noticed that they’ve recently lowered the prices on clearance items even more. Now you can get a fleece for $50 or less and shirts for as low as $25. If you know Abercrombie & Fitch’s prices you’ll know that these are marvelous deals. The items on clearance are cheaper than what you’d get from American Eagle!

I know Abercrombie & Fitch is a very controversial store and people usually have a love or hate relationship with Abercrombie so not everyone would be interested in this deal BUT if you are a fan this is a good time to get a few items! This sale is currently running in Abercrombie & Fitch stores in Canada and online too. If you order online you get charged $15 shipping  for first $100 spent then $25, etc. which isn’t that great but considering there are only three Abercrombie stores in Canada, you might not have another option.

Click here for Women’s Abercrombie Winter clearance
Click here for Men’s Abercrombie Winter clearance

Click here for Abercrombie & Fitch Canada store locations


Did you know that Abercrombie & Fitch salespeople are usually models with “perfect” bodies. The guys are topless and many people take pics with them:

Abercrombie & Fitch Canada
Abercrombie & Fitch Canada
Abercrombie & Fitch Canada

Arrive Alive tonight: take free public transit


New Year’s is a time for fun and celebration, and a lot of people are going to take that fun and celebration a little too seriously and over-imbibe on spirits and liquors. Whether you intend to get your drink on or just want to travel safely to avoid those who do, many cities across the country are offering free public transit tonight.

Break out the phone book and call your local transit terminal to see what arrangements have been made. Here in St. Catharines buses will be free after 8pm and running past their normal hours, offering service until 2am. I know that Go Transit and the TTC will be offering similar arrangements, but unfortunately I don’t have the specific details for the rest of the country.

If you do call and find out, let us know here in the comments. Let’s make sure that the SmartCanucks community has a safe and happy New Year!

New Year’s Events Across Canada

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Still looking to make New Year’s plans for tonight? Why not take a peek at’s summary of New Year’s Events in Canada. Many of the events will be free, so it’s worth taking a peek. In my neck of the woods, the annual Niagara Falls New Year’s event will be kicking off at 8pm with Rodger Hodgson of SuperTramp and Kim Mitchell.

Ok – so you get what you pay for with free events, but still..

Any cool events going down where you live tonight?

Best Buy preffered customer sale

Best Buy is having a preferred customer sale December 8th and 9th. Hours vary if your shopping on line or in store

In store the sale runs December 8 from 7-10 pm. Quebec 6-9pm.  Online the sale runs December 8 3pm (EST) until December 9 at 10am (EST).  Some good deals for Christmas present (nudge nudge, wink wink  husband of mine.)

The preferred customer sale includes the following sales:

 5% of  Tvs

10% off Mp3 Players

10% off all movies, music and dvd’s

10% of all digital cameras

100$ off all laptops over 1000$

10% off portable navigation GPS

Click here to check it out!

Baby Time Show in Toronto

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Thanks red_ivy83 for emailing me about this show

Babytime Show – Nov 7th – 9th

The Ultimate Event for Pregnancy, Birth, Baby and Toddler. Shop, learn and have fun all within one vibrant place celebrating parenthood. Discover new and interesting parenting products, the latest gear, maternity clothing, parenting tools, places to go, services and information.


Canadian Freebies: Mario Badescu Skin Care Free Samples Canada

Canadian Freebies: Mario Badescu Skin Care Samples

Bumping this since it’s still valid and hasn’t been blogged for over a year 😀

A lot of members on the forum have received these Mario Badescu skin care samples and they seem to love them 🙂

Here is the link to this awesome freebie:

Canadian Flyers: This Week’s Best Flyer Picks

Walmart Anniversary flyer deals!

It looks like the Walmart Anniversary flyer is online under Quebec so far and it will be available regionally soon, if not already available in your province.

You can click here to go to the Walmart site to see the flyer (search under Quebec)


Here are some highlights that I’ve picked out and posted on the Smart Canucks Forum!


Here is the acutal flyer


Thanks so much Marjem for posting this on the Smart Canucks Forum!

Clothing show September 26-28 Toronto with coupons!

The Clothing Show hits Tdot Septemer 26-28 click here to view our forum for details and coupons for the show!

Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 in advance, you can purchase advance tickets by clicking here

I hope for those that go find plenty of bargains, sample sales, vintage, designer over 300 booths to visit and shop!

Importfest September 6th Toronto buy advanced tix $ave!

Calling all import tuner car enthusiasts! Importfest is heading to Toronto and right now you can order your tickets online for the upcoming show and save a whopping 9 bucks! Advance tickets are $16 and at the door you pay $25.

Want to check it out a bit before you decide to go? Click here to check out the site, and purchase tickets!

Hope to see ya’ll there on September 6th!

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