Nintendo Wii fun ‘tips n tricks’

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Came across these tips and tricks on a Wii forum & IGN. This is a must read for all Nintendo Wii owners.

1. Press the home button on the main menu. Next click on the controller image. You can adjust the wii-mote volume and rumble functions

2. Hold a and b down and you can move the windows on the main menu around.

3. In order to add someone to your friend’s list you BOTH have to enter eachother’s Number ID and Console Nickname to be able to send messages and Mii’s

4. Want your plain-looking Wii to have some style? Add a blue light around you CD drive anytime the console is on by doing the following:

Go to your email from the home menu, and add your personal computer email address to your address book. Wait ~1 hour for the email (mine took at least this long) Reply to the email from your computer. In a few minutes, you will have an email waiting for you on your Wii. Don’t read it! As long as it remains new, you have a pretty blue light!

5. In wii sports bowling, you can release on the back swing and throw the ball backwards. It scares all the miis behind you.

6. Email A Wii: You can email any Wii that you know the Friend code for. The Email address will be w(Wii Number here)@wii.com. For Example: [email protected]

7. Get rid of Generic Teammates/Spectators: The Wii will automatically use the other Miis in your Plaza as teammates and spectators in certain Wii sports games. Create friends and family, and you can get rid of the generic Miis.

8. Register and Extend Warranty: Register your Console on Nintendo.com, get a free 90 day extension to your warranty.

9. Get Free Nintendo Power: Register 3 Nintendo products on Nintendo.com, and get 3 months of Nintendo Power free.

10. Extra Parts: There are two parts to the Wii in your box that you may either not find, or never know what they are. The first is a Clear Disc piece. This piece fits under your Wii stand to Stabalize it’s balance. The second is a Small(1″ – 1.5″) plastic Piece. This piece is the stand for the Sensor bar. It puts some disntance between your TV and the bar. In theory, that should give you a better angle reception.

11. Get Miis in your parade: Setting your Miis to Mingle, and having your friends do the same thing will soon have Miis walking around in your parade. Your friends’ Miis will wonder over to your console and parade around, so long as they are set to Mingle. You can then grab them and send them to your Plaza so you have a copy.

12. In Zelda, the direction Link spins when doing a spin attack depends on which way you spin your nunchuck

13. In Wii Sports Bowling, when you press up on the Directional Pad, it will zoom in on the lane. The zoom in sound is the exact same sound from Super Mario 64 anytime you moved the camera.

14. If you go to the Channel section in your menu you can choose to save VC games on a SD card….

15. In LOZ:TP if you keep it at the start screen for an extended period of time, it plays an extremely extended trailer that they didn’t show to the general public which is pretty cool.

16. On hole 3 of Wii Sports Golf, there is a small section of fairway at about a 45 degree angle to the left from the tee box. It is a small patch surrounded by Out Of Bound-ness. If you can land your ball on there, you can easily make it on the green in 2, to to Eagle the course.

17. Wii Video 9 – Wii Video Converter

Wii Video 9 is a free video conversion application developed by Red Kawa. It allows you to convert your computer video files (like avi, divx, mpeg, etc.) into the specific video formats that are playable on the Wii.

Wii Video 9 can also be combined with Videora, another software application, and together they can let you automatically download and convert video for your Wii using BitTorrent and RSS technology.

18. In the Wii menus, turn your wrist and the hand cursor will also turn.

19. from Varelse: I just found and confirmed a little easter egg. I’m not sure if it’s already known, but while your Wii is powered down you can press any button on your Wiimote and lights will flash. The number of lights flashing is the amount of charge left in your battery (1 is least charge, 4 is most charge)

20. In Wii Bowling, if you aim right to any lane near you, you can throw your ball there, but you won’t hit any pins unless you aim right.

21. Zelda. You can skip cutscenes in Zelda by hitting the – button

22. Black Ninja Wii Bowling easter egg YouTube – Wii Sports Bowling Easter Egg

23. When you purchase a virtual console title and Mario runs across the screen, if you happen to get fire flower Mario, you can shoot fireballs with the A button.

24. Omie When looking at your messages press a+b and you can move the messages around. If you have A LOT of messages like me then you can arrange them in this manner or you can just delete them


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Sears Free Airline Tickets for 2 with Appliance or Furniture Purchase


Sears Canada

You have to spend at least $2,700 so the tickets aren’t exactly free but it’s still an awesome deal if you were about to buy appliances or furniture anyway. If you’re getting married soon this could be a great way of getting your honeymoon tickets for free.

How do you get your 2 free tickets?
Purchase $2,700 or more before taxes, during Sears Days (Nov 24 – Dec 10), from our major appliance, home furnishing, and sleep set departments, using your Sears Card or Sears MasterCard, and you will receive a voucher for 2 free round-trip airline tickets to your choice of participating destinations.

Where can you go?
You can choose from over 55 select destinations in 7 regions worldwide, including the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and even Europe!

What else should you know?
Flights are booked with major airline carriers. All hotels are 4- and 5-star properties, and your voucher is fully transferable!

More details on this Sears promo here


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Canadian Blog Awards 2006: Final Round

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Canadian Blog Awards

The second and final round of voting at the Canadian Blog Awards starts today.

Please vote daily for Smart Canucks in the “Best Blog” category. Vote here

I’ll also be voting for
Postcards from the Mothership for “Best Family Blog”
Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy for “Best Progressive Blog”
The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns for best “Best Humour Blog”

One blog I think deserves to be in the top 5 Best Blogs category is JimmyCanuck’s blog. He never joined the competition though.


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Grocery Deals this week at WalMart, Price Chopper, Food Basics, A&P and No Frills


Thanks erinmarisa for this week’s grocery deals

WalMart
Schneiders Olde Fashioned Hams $7.97
Philadelphia Cream Cheese & Dips $1.77
(use your $0.50 off coupons from Save.ca)
Kellogg’s Holiday Cereal $3.97
Kraft Miracle Whip or Wide Mouth Mayo $2.47
Swanson Hungry Man Dinners $2.97
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $0.99
Tropicana OJ 2.84L $4.77

Read this week’s WalMart Canada flyer here

Price Chopper
Fresh Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $1/lb
Raspberries/Blackberries/Blueberries $2 1/2 pint
Michelinas $1
Pepsi, Coke, Canada Dry, Aquafina, Powerade 2L $1
Mr. Noodle Cups 2/$1
Nestle bars 2/$1
Kellogg’s Cereal $2
Lays chips $2 (it’s $1.77 at Shoppers Drug Mart though)
Hunt’s pasta sauce $1

Read this week’s Price Chopper flyer here

Food Basics
SAT & SUN ONLY – 5 lb box Mandarins $2.47

Swanson Dinners $1.44
Maple Leaf Bacon $2.97
Schneiders Red Hots $1.97
Green Peppers $0.85/lb
Asparagus $1.97/lb

Read this week’s Food Basics flyer here

A&P
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $3.49/lb
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Master Choice Back Ribs ($11.99 value)
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Two Bite Brownies ($3.99 value)
Salmon Fillets $3.99
Astro Yogurt 12 $2.99

Read this week’s A&P flyer here

No Frills
Black Diamond Cheese 907g $5.97!
Christie Crackers $1.69
Orville Redenbachers microwaveable popcorn 10 bags $3.99
Swanson Hungry Man dinners $1.99
Quaker Granola Bars $1.99
Aunt Jemima waffles $0.99
Heinz Tomato Juice $0.99
Lipton Soupworks $0.99
Cadbury Choc. Bars $0.49
Danone Activia yogurt 8 $2.99

Read this week’s No Frills flyer here

Superstore West
Free $30 gift card when you spend $250
10kg no name flour $3.98
no name semi sweet choc squares $1.88
disney princess dolls with 5 outfits (polly pocket size) $4.98
disney glitter princess (barbie size) $7.98

Read the Superstore West flyer here

Real Canadian Superstore
Coke/Sprite/ Canada Dry Ginger Ale
6 x 710ml bottles or 12 x 355ml cans $1.99
Whole Chickens 99cents/lb
1 lb bag Kiwi 99cents
Bosc Pears 69cents/lb
Vita Sana Potato gnocchi (500g) 99cents
ItalPasta lasagne noodles reg (500g) or oven ready (375g) 99cents
Olives Unico (375ml) 99cents
Kraft handi snacks – 87g- 99cents
Goldseal Wild sockeye salmon -Red ( 213g) – $1.99
Buy $50 worth of any huggies products get $10 off your grocery bill
then submitt the reciept to trusted brands rebate

Read the Real Canadian SuperStore’s flyer here


Shoppers Drug Mart Seniors’ Day


Shoppers Drug Mart Seniors' Day

Another Seniors’ day at Shoppers Drug Mart and another chance to get these iPods you’ve been dreaming of with a 20% discount 🙂


Shoppers Drug Mart Flyer: Sunday Only Specials


A good deal this Sunday at Shoppers Drug Mart:

– 6x710ml Pepsi is on sale $1.77.
Life Brand Coke 12×355 is also on sale for $1.77 but I find it tastes awful.

Lays chips 250g is on sale for $1.77 throughout this week which is a good deal too.

Read the full Shoppers Drug Mart flyer here


Banana Republic Canada Promo


Banana Republic

Thanks Natalie for letting us know of this deal 🙂

Hi didn’t see this on your site but Banana Republic has a promo on where if you spend $150 before taxes you get a $25 gift card. If you spend $300 you get two.

This promo is from November 24 – 30, 2006


Canadian Freebies: 2007 Kittens Calendar


Cute Kitten

This is an online printable 2007 calendar with photos of adorable kittens

Click here to view or print the calendar


Giant Holiday Warehouse Sale


What?
– Official Victorinox & Swiss Army Warehouse sale
– Over 400 Name Brand Fragrances at Up to 75% OFF
– Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Baby Phat, Prada and many more…
– HUGE Savings on Brand Name Electronics
– Save up to 50% OFF on Skin Care products from Italy, France, Canada
– Save up to 75% OFF on Brand Name Makeup

When?

November 24th – December 17th
Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Where?
1285 Kennedy Road, Scarborough ON
Lots of parking available

More details here


Canadian Coupons: Glad Products


Glad Canada

Since most of us use Glad products for one purpose or another I thought I’d mention this coupon. Save $1 on any 2 Glad Products:

Print the Glad coupon

Coupon Expires Feb 28, 2007

Glad also has a “Holiday Helpers” guide which you could read online here


Canadian Coupons: Future Shop


Future Shop Coupons

Save $15 on any purchases over $150
Save $50 on any purchases over $500

Click here to print your in-store coupon

For online purchases use codes:
$15 off $150 e-certificate code: 15NOVOFF753616937953
$50 off $500 e-certificate code: 50NOV0FF753672836867

Coupon valid November 23 – December 2, 2006


Revlon Canada Warehouse Sale


What?
Up to 80% off Revlon & Almay cosmetics and other beauty care products, fragrances, deodorants, skin care, nail enamel and much more.

Revlon Warehouse Sale Info Line: (905) 276-4500 ext 6555. The Company Store in Mississauga is open to the public. For business hours, please call (905) 897-6515.

When?
November 29 – December 3, 2006

Wed, Nov 29, 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Thu, Nov 30, 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 1, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 2, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 3, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Where?
Hall 6
International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Suite 120
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L4V 1E8


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