Savings can come to us in all sorts of ways.Â Sometimes we find them in a flyer.Â Sometimes we hear about them from a friend.Â Sometimes we even find them right here on SmartCanucks.Â But what about when it’s the other way around?Â How do you feel about when specific advertising deals finds you?
Targeted advertising has been around — especially online — for a long time now.Â It’s what drives the GoogleAds you see and the spam emails you recieve.Â So much of the advertising you see online is based on where you surf and what you search that it would make your head spin.Â I’d never really given it much thought before, and then I recieved this email;
Dear Amazon.ca Customer,
We’ve noticed that customers who have purchased or rated Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch by Colin Quinn have also purchased I Hate Your Guts by Jim Norton. For this reason, you might like to know that I Hate Your Guts is now available.Â You can order yours at a savings of 37% by following the link below.
Based on a book purchase that I’d made a year ago, Amazon.ca felt the need to reach out and let me know about savings on a recently released book that I might be interested in.Â Despite my amusement at Amazon’s inability to credit the correct author (Jim Norton authored both books, Colin Quinn simply wrote the forward to the first) I couldn’t help but feel conflicted on the whole notion.
On the one hand it’s nice to have a reminder about a book I definitely want.Â If I somehow hadn’t been aware of it’s existence I would’ve been tickled pink to get this email.Â The 37% off only sweetens the deal.Â On the other hand, if they keep this much info about me for advertising, how much other info about me is really floating around out there for more illicit means?Â I’m the last person to give into that whole “don’t give any of your information online” paranoia, but I just don’t know how I feel about having my info tracked to encourage my shopping habits.
Check your Wal-mart for 24 count Regular Strength Tylenol. They are selling for $2.98 and with the $3.00 off any Tylenol internet coupon they are FREE! Remember taxes are included in the face value of the coupon, so if a cashier refuses because the coupon is greater than the value of the Tylenol kindly point this out . *BONUS* the UPCs can be used towards Futura!
Buy any 400g Cheerios to receive $2.00 off Pampers Baby Dry.Â Or buy any Pampers Baby Dry and receive $1.00 off Cheerios
Your little one is learning and growing every day, and the morning is a great time for learning. That’s why Pampers and Cheerios* are teaming up to bring you bright mornings.
After a good night’s sleep with the help of Pampers, awaken bright mornings for your tot every day with Cheerios*. With one gram of sugar per serving and simple wholesome goodness, Cheerios* is an ideal finger food for tots.
Buy any 400g Cheerios and receive $2.00 off Pampers Baby Dry and buy any Pampers Baby Dry and receive $1.00 off Cheerios.
Although I’m not personally a huge fan of firewalls – try hacking my laptop 😛 – I think if you’re a regular computer user having a reliable firewall can protect you from intruders and give you a peace of mind. Today (November 18, 2008) only, celebrating the software’s anniversary, you can download Zone Alarm Pro for free! A $39.95 value. ZoneAlarm is one of the most well known firewall products.
If you’re not sure whether you need it or not I recommend you download it during their free day since you have nothing to lose.
Get one free child admission to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Canada with one full adult paid admission. This offer may not be combined with other promotions or group discounts and is not valid on holidays or special shows.
I’d like to apologize for any inconvenience I’ve caused by posting the Maple Leaf coupons yesterday. Here’s what happened: Many people were saying these coupons were fake so I decided to look into it. I naturally assumed some people were assuming they are fake because they are hosted on imageshack and not on Maple Leaf Foods website. So I spent some time digging until I found the official Maple Leaf Foods Revenue Report and the report was certainly legitimate and hosted on Thomas Reuters which is a reputable company. Inside the report were the coupons so I automatically thought this means the coupons are legitimate. I was all excited and blogged about this on SmartCanucks.ca without reading the fine print. Had I done so, I would’ve found out that the coupons cannot be printed and the original copy of the report was necessary to redeem the coupons.
I have removed the coupon links from the blog and I am sorry for any inconvenience I have caused any of you. I’ll make sure to read the fine print before getting all excited about a coupon from now on.
When I was writing about the great deal on LEGO at Zellers a few days ago, I started thinking about all of the cool things I’ve seen built out of LEGO in my life.Â But them it dawned on me — I’d never seen a LEGO Ronald before!Â Thanks to the magic of the internet, I was able to remedy this situation in no time flat.
With a little bit of detective work, I’ve been able to nail this down as being located in Orlando’s “Downtown Disney,” a shopping promenade located on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort.Â I had also stumbled across something in my journey online that made me instantly want to run to eBay;
LEGO Set #3438 – McDonald’s Drive-Thru.Â Complete with smiling McJobber, eager customer, and outdoor seating.Â Dysentery not included.
Aeropostale Canada is having its Friends and Family sale this week in-store and online. Event starts on November 20th and ends on November 23rd, 2008. Get 30% off your final purchase (excluding markdowns).
Minimum amount you need to spend: $38 CAD before taxes on Elizabeth Arden products
Duration: Nov. 15-28, 2008
What you get:
– Travel pouch containing Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Capsules, 7 capsules
– Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules for Face & Throat, 7 capsules
– Duo Eyeshadows in Gold & Ember, 1.4 g
– Cheek Colour in Terrarose, 1.7 g
– Colour Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Mocha Shimmer, 4 g
– Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara in Black, 3 ml
– Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, 30 ml
– a Red Door mirror
– oversized Intense Blue and Grey fold-over clutch with Black handle