National Geographic Magazine Canada 1 Year Subscription: $16

National Geographic Magazine Canada

National Geographic Magazine has a special promo for Facebook users but anyone can take advantage of it.  Subscribe to National Geographic Magazine for 1 year for only $16 Canadian including GST! This deal is ultra-hot for nerds like me!

This offer is good for Facebook community members in the U.S. & Canada only. New orders only. Canadian price is C$16.00 and includes GST.

The October 1978 cover of National Geographic Mag pictured on the right says “DREAM ON, VANCOUVER”. I wonder what that was about and if more than 30 years later that “dream” came true.

Click here to order your 1 year subscription of National Geographic Magazine.

Canadian Gamers: Penumbra Collector Pack for $5 at Steam

Thanks Ryan H. for suggesting this steamy Steam deal 😀

Penumbra Collector Pack (includes the games Penumbra Black Plague Gold Edition and Penumbra Overture) is currently on a 75% sale at Steam Canada. The whole pack is on sale for $5 US. Note that this buys you the game but you don’t get an actual DVD of the game; You’ll need to download the game from Steam.

Penumbra was developed by a small company with a small team of developers so don’t expect Half Life 2 gaming quality. That being said, it’s a marvellous game that’s well worth your 5 bucks. The game has a detailed physics engine and also conveys the dark creepy environment pretty well.

Here’s a video of the game:


Click here to buy Penumbra Collector Pack at Steam Canada Online

Our Beautiful Janice (~IamJ~) is also in June’s Issue of ELLE Canada Magazine!

Janice ELLE Canada
Janice ELLE Canada

Janice / stylesisteronline / imaj ELLE Canada

Asus EEE PC 1000HE Notebook PC at Staples Canada: $400

Asus EEE PC 1000HE at Staples Canada

Thanks boris_cooldude for suggesting this ASUS deal at Staples. This is what he had to say:

Staples here (in Vancouver; all of BC i guess) has the ASUS 1000HE on sale for $399.96.  It has the potential of up to 9.5hrs of battery life, wifi N, etc.  I have been keeping an eye on this item and so far this is the cheapest I have come across (cheaper than NCIX, Anitec, A-power).

I had a look at Staples online and the Asus EEE PC 1000HE Notebook PCs seem to be on sale for around the same price in Ontario and most provinces too (just a few bucks more). This is a spectacular laptop and for this price it’s a steal. However there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. First of all the monitor is only 10″ which I personally find too small. It’s very handy when travelling but for day to day use I’d go for a larger screen. When buying the laptop from Staples make sure it’s the new laptop not a refurbished one and keep in mind that they have 2 different keyboards: US and Canadian. If you type in English only I strongly recommend you get the US keyboard. If you type in English and French then get the Canadian keyboard.

This Asus EEE PC 1000HE Notebook PC deal is available at Staples Canada online and in-store. Deal ends June 16th, 2009.

Click here for Asus EEE PC 1000HE NetEbook PC at Staples Canada

Canadian Freebies: Dove Spa Free Gift (Toronto & Oakville)

Dove Spa Canada

This Dove Canada freebie is valid in Toronto and Oakville only. Get a free Spa from Dove Spa. The freebie includes:

  • Free 45 minute Facial Treatment with a complimentary skin analysis
  • Free 30 minute personalized facial

To get the freebie go to and click on more info on the bottom right then fill out the necessary information.

Jack Astor’s Restaurant Canada Coupons: $10 off $25

Jack Astors Bar & Grill Restaurant Canada

When you join the Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill VIP Club (mailing list) they’ll  email you a printable coupon for $10 off $25. This coupon could be used at any Jack Astor’s Restaurant in Canada. This  is a splendid deal in my opinion! On top of that they’ll email you coupons, discounts and deals every now and then and I’m guessing a special coupon on your Birthday too.

Also check out the cute animation cartoon on Jack Astor’s front page. Try feeding him different food (or the crayon and soap haha) and see how he reacts. Also ignore him for a while and listen to his hilarious comments 😀

Click here to join the Jack Astor’s Restaurant Canada VIP Club

Michaels Canada Arts & Crafts Coupons: 40% off 1 Regular Price Item

Michaels Canada Coupons

Save 40% on any one regular price item at Michael’s Canada. This coupon is valid at all Michaels Arts & Crafts stores in Canada.

Michaels Canada coupon expires June 12th, 2009.

Click here to print your Michael’s Canada Coupon

Moxie’s Restaurant Canada: Free $10 Moxie’s Gift Card & Patio Party

Moxie's Restaurant Patio Party Canada

Moxie’s Restaurants Bar & Grill is having a patio party sponsored by Corona  on June 18th, 2009. If you RSVP online you’ll receive a free $10 Moxie’s Gift Card at the Door!

Let The Moxie’s Patio Games Begin

Join Us for our Patio Party
Thursday June 18th, 2009 – Moxie’s Patio and Lounge – 4pm

RSVP Online and Receive a $10 Moxie’s Gift Card at the Door.

Summer is here and it’s time to let the patio games begin. To help get you started, you can play our Patio Party IX game or watch the entries in our employee summer video contest. When you’re ready, RSVP online for the party on June 18, and receive a $10 Moxie’s Gift Card at the door.

Click here to RSVP and get your free Moxie’s Restaurant Canada Gift Card
Click here for Moxie’s Bar & Grill  Restaurant Store Locations

Canada Deals – $10 London Drugs Gift Card with purchase


Free $10 LD Gift Card wub 3 of the following Johnson and Johnson products (excludes trial sizes):

Aveeno (excludes lipcare),
Neutrogena Sunblock,
Johnson’s baby products (excludes baby oil, 414ml and Powder 425g)
Tylenol EZ Tabs 150’s
Tylenol Caplets Ex-Strength 150’s
Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caps 100’s
Tylenol Rapid Release 120’s
Benadryl Children’s Liquid 100 ml
Polysporin (excluding Lipcare)

Date: June 1 – 30

Thanks Giving-Small!

Canada Coupons – Over $100 in coupons from Shoppers Drug Mart (spend $50+)


If you are planning on doing some shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart in the next week, be sure to spend $50 or more (before taxes) to get yourself a huge booklet of coupons. Over $100 in value! I’m not sure what coupons are in this booklet, as this promotion doesn’t start until tomorrow, but if anyone gets one, please let us know what the coupons are!

*Offer valid on the purchase total of eligible products using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card® after discounts and redemptions and before taxes. For a complete list of participating products, see store for details. Offer valid Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, 2009.

Old Navy: 50% off all men’s clothes starts tomorrow


With Father’s Day right around the corner, Old Navy is having a fantastic sale on menswear. All men’s items in the store will be 50% off starting tomorrow and ending on June 21st. If you’re looking to pick up some flip flops for dear old dad this summer, there’s never been a better time!

Wal-Mart Photo Centre: 200 prints for $30


Looking to make some hard copies of all those photos you’ve been saving on your hard drive? Wal-Mart Photo Centre is offering a pretty stellar price right now. Get 200 4×6 prints for $30. This works out to 15 cents a print — not too shabby!

Click here to start uploading your photos for printing.

Canada Deals – Buy SPC card for $10.50 – get $10 gift card at participating stores!


Order your SPC card now for $8.50 (+ $2.00 shipping) and receive one of the following as a gift with purchase:

$10 gift card for Espirit (min. spend $20)
$10 gift card for Jean Machine (min. spend $30)
$10 gift card for Bluenotes (min. spend $50)
$10 gift card for Best Buy (min. spend $50)

Click here to pre-order your 2010 SPC card now!

Starbucks Canada Freebie Coupon: Tall Iced Coffee

Starbucks Canada

Thanks Sonam for suggesting this Starbucks Canada freebie 😀

On June 4th and 5th, 2009 get a free complimentary Tall Iced Coffee or Tall Iced Coffee with Milk from Starbucks Canada. You need to be a  Starbucks Canada Rewards member to make use of this freebie and also present the coupon which you can print from the link below.

It’s the Perfect Way to Welcome Summer and It’s our Treat

Thanks for being a Starbucks Card Rewards member. Join us on June 4th or 5th, 2009 use your registered Starbucks Card and we’ll give you a complimentary Tall Iced Coffee or Tall Iced Coffee with Milk.

Click here to print your Starbucks Canada free Tall Iced Coffee coupon

List of SmartCanucks Contest Winners + A Good Read

I’ll stop the contest for a few weeks while I come up with new contest ideas.If you have ideas for contests on SmartCanucks please use the suggest form on the right to let me know 😀

We’ll certainly continue in July. I hope you’ve enjoyed the contests so far? I’ve had a blast! Thank you to all the wonderful contributions. The entries were very enjoyable to read:

Winners List (win a $10 Gift Card or PayPal each)

  • May 7 Winner: Week 1 Post 109 by Kitty
  • May 8 Winner: Week 1 Post 105 by Connie Walsh
  • May 9 Winner: Week 1 Post 25 by Maybe
  • May 10 Winner: Week 1 Post 139 by Ivan
  • May 11 Winner: Week 1 post 93 by vibrantflame
  • May 12 Winner:  Week 1 Post 104 by couponmom
  • May 13 Winner: Week 1 Post 192 by Mommy of 3
  • May 14 Winner: Week 2 Post 104 by FreebieChick
  • May 15 Winner: Week 2 Post 106 FunShopper
  • May 16 Winner: Week 2 Post 28 by Tammy Hynes
  • May 17 Winner: Week 2 Post 4 by mummyto2
  • May 18 Winner: Week 2 Post 161 by Nancy
  • May 19 Winner: Week 2 Post 41 by layniejoy
  • May 20 Winner: Week 2 Post 1 by Ann
  • May 21 Winner: Week 3 Post 53 by ThatguyRob
  • May 22 Winner: Week 3 Post 74 by buttercup
  • May 23 Winner: Week 3 Post 24 by Sara
  • May 24 Winner: Week 3 Post 27 by Amy
  • May 25 Winner: Week 3 Post 33 by Weeeooojr
  • May 26 Winner: Week 3 Post 51 by meee
  • May 27 Winner: Week 3 Post 77 by Melody113
  • May 28 Winner: Week 4 Post 44 by Adam
  • May 29 Winner: Week 4 Post 12 by ginger150
  • May 30 Winner: Week 4 Post 14 by tinkb
  • May 31 Winner: Week 4 Post 3 by N.M.
  • June 1 Winner: Week 4 Post 33 by Smartfood
  • June 2 Winner: Week 4 Post 48 by julyprincess
  • June 3 Winner: Week 4 Post 51 by Nettie

One of my personal favourite entries was by monkeyincowtown:

Well Boo you’ve opened up a real treasure trove of memories for me with this one! I’ve worked in the service industry for many years and I have countless stories I could tell. However, there is one man in particular who was the nastiest, rudest customer I ever had to serve. Worse yet, he was a regular so I and my fellow servers would have to serve him many times a week. I was working at a very high end restaurant in downtown Vancouver. This man would come in several times a week. He drove a fancy Ferrari, which was always valeted out front, and quite often wore some sort of matching Ferrari clothing item ie: shirt, hat, gloves. Therefore my fellow severs and I referred to him as “Mr. Ferrari” (only amongst ourselves of course, never to his face) So anyways, Mr. Ferrari had man”charming” things that he did. When I asked him how he was and how his day was going he would reply by barking his drink order at me. No niceties for this one, he really could not be bothered to listen you. If I happened to approach his table when he was having a discussion with his powersuit buddies, he would bark out that I was not to be listening to his conversation and make me stand 6 feet away from the table until he was done talking (sometimes I would be standing there for 5 to 10 minutes! (more…)

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