Chapters In-Store Sale: 30% off hardcovers, more


Chapters isn’t the only store still celebrating their post-Christmas clearance, but they are the only one who felt the need to tell me about it in my inbox this morning. This week, Chapters is offering 30% off all regular-priced hardcovers, 50% off calendars, and 50% of seasonal items. If you have iRewards, you can’t get a further discount on these items.

Really not that great a deal. Aren’t their hardcovers are usually on sale to begin with? The deal is in store only. Honestly — you’re going to do better shopping their online Boxing Week sale.

McDonald’s Mondays: McBINGO!

Other / Canada

When was the last time you ordered a cup of coffee, an Egg McMuffin, and a bingo card?  It’s may not be your typical Extra Value Meal, but at one McDonald’s in Maine it’s become a weekly breakfast tradition.

It may seem like a strange story, but it’s something that I’ve seen pop up at more than a few McDonald’s in the past few years.  Many Mickey D’s seem to be offering special events on certain days of the week to cater to different kinds of crowds.  In my neck of the woods, certain locations have a “Family Night” on Thursdays from 5pm-7pm.  I’ve yet to bring my kids to it, but I believe there’s a good deal of coloring and crafts involved.  It’s a neat idea, and while at it’s base it’s really just another ploy to bring people into the restaurant, it’s still nice to see a restaurant try to actively be a part of the community.

Canada Needs More Computers

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Canada Needs moe Computers

In the Economist’s “Pocket World in Figures” Canada ranked 2nd amongst countries with largest computer ownership with 87.6 computers per 100 people. Not too bad compared to say Finland which only has 50 computers per 100 people. But Israel ranks in first place with 122.1 computers per 100 people so we’re going to have to buy computers like crazy to catch up  😯 .

More detailed rankings can be found here

Canadian Blogs: Yarn Harlot

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Featured Blog: Yarn Harlot

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.

Worst Boxing Day discount EVER


I was cruising around all of the solid deals on this week and couldn’t help but laugh at the very first item on their Boxing Week page.It showcased a whopping 4% savings on Animal Crossing: City Folk! That’s two whole dollars!

Not that I don’t appreciate the savings, but when you’re trying to push your Boxing Week bonanza, do you really think 4% is a number you want to toss around?

Tech deals need love too!


Hi everyone! With Boxing Week upon us and great deals coming out the wazoo, I thought it might be a great time to remind everyone of our sister site, SmartCanucks Tech Deals. SC Tech Deals is still the same SC you know and love, but tech-centric. Everything from computers and electronics to video games, GPS and music players — you name it, we’re trying to help you save on it.

This is probably the biggest week of the year for tech savings, so if you haven’t visited SmartCanucks Tech Deals yet, there’s no better time!

SmartCanuck Caption Challenge: Week 4 Redux


It’s been a few weeks since we tried to toss a caption challenge up there, but I thought it might be a good idea to take some time to clear the palette. This week I thought I’d go with a theme that would be universally loved – teddy bear picnics.

So let’s have it it, people! What caption say you?

(No bears were harmed in the making of this picture.)

Great deals do nothing for my social anxiety (The Great Boxing Day Round-Up)

Other / Canada


Ladies and gentlemen, let your Boxing Day shopping commence!!

Ah – who am I kidding?  If you’re a deal-hound (and if you’re reading this site, you no doubt are) you’ve been lined up in front of your favorite store for hours and are only reading this upon your return trip.  The picture above is a quick snapshot of Toronto’s Eaton Centre on Boxing Day 2007, and it’s a perfect reminder of why I like to stay indoors on the 26th.  Luckily I usually overspend on Christmas and have nothing left come boxing day anyways, so I never feel too put out.

This year though — I get to be on the other side of the counter.  As I type this I’m quickly wolfing down a breakfast bagel and getting my shoes togther to head in and fight the good fight at my retail job for the next 9 hours.  Wish me luck everybody!  And if you got any great deals today, let us know here!

[Image via Flickr]

Canadian Tire Boxing Day Flyer Deals 2008

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Canadian Tire Boxing Day Flyer

Canadian Tire’s flyer has been posted in the Boxing Day / Week Flyers and Deals 2008 forum section by scammaster and couponlady.

Click here to read the Canadian Tire 2008 Boxing Day flyer

Final daily deals at Mxm, Penningtons and Additionelle one stop online shop!


Today is day 10 of  Pennington’s, MXM, and Additonelle’s online daily deals. Today they are offering 25% off your order minimum of $80 using coupon code 25PCT80 at checkout. Click here to browse.

For those that don’t know Penningtons, MXM, and Additionelle have teamed up offering all their stores in one site online. They specialize is plus sized clothing 14+

Happy Holidays!

Zellers Boxing Day Flyer 2008: Boxing Week Blowout

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Zellers Boxing Week Blowout 2008 - Boxing Day Flyer

Another Boxing Day flyer posted exclusively on Smart Canucks :D

Zellers Boxing Day flyer is now avaialale on Smart Canucks and only here thanks to Tasamy for scanning it and posting pictures in the Boxing Day / Week Flyers and Deals 2008 forum section.

These flyer scans are pretty large to post on the blog so the easiest way is to read them on the forum.

Click here for Zellers Boxing Week Blow0ut Flyer Deals 2008

Future Shop Canada Online & In-Store Boxing Day (Week) Flyer Deals 2008

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Future Shop Boxing Day flyer Canada

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.

Click here for Future Shop  Canada In-store Boxing Day Flyer 2008

Click here for Future Shop  Canada In-store Handout

Click here for Future Shop Online Boxing Day Flyer 2008

Best Buy Canada Online & In-Store Boxing Day (Week) Flyer Deals 2008

Best Buy Canada Boxing Day Flyer

Smart Canucks continues the special coverage of Boxing Day 2008 and today I have 2 complete Best Buy Canada Boxing Day flyers for you, the In-store and Online flyers! Thanks 999asd for posting these flyers in the Boxing Day / Week Flyers and Deals 2008 forum section.

Click here for BEST BUY Canada In-store Boxing Day Flyer 2008

Click here for BEST BUY Canada Online Boxing Day Flyer 2008

Suzy Shier Canada Boxing Week Sale: Buy One Get One Free

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Suzy Shier Canada Boxing Week Sale 2008

Thanks to the folks at for this Suzy Shier Canada Boxing Week promo!

Suzy Shier’s Fall merchandise are on sale during Boxing Week. Buy one item get the second for free. Shipping will also be free on orders of $50 or more.

McDonald’s Mondays: Happy Holidays from McDonalds circa 1983

Other / Canada

If you grew up in the 80’s, you’ve seen this one countless times.  Not a holiday season would go by without it playing 15 times an hour.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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