Free Lindor Amour Heart Boxed Chocolate from Shoppers Drug Mart with $50 Purchase

General Mills Canada: Free Cineplex Movie Admission. Pizza Pops: Free Movie Concession

General Mills Canada

Some awesome deals here!!

Free adult’s movie admission inside
– Oatmeal Crisp

Free child movie admission inside:
– Regular Cheerios (575g)
– Fruit Rollups
– Fruit By The Foot

Save $6 off movie admission inside Pizza Pops 12 pack
Save $3 off movie concession inside Pizza Pops 4 pack

Bonus: $2 summer concession savings inside cereal only, valid May 20 – August 30, 2007.

Valid at Famous Players, Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, and Empire cinemas, except in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and P.E.I..

Valid Sunday – Thursday only.

Expires May 17, 2007, except for bonus.

and to make things even better A&P and Dominion (Ontario) have the Pizza Pops on sale for 1.99!… and …. Oatmeal Crisp and Cheerios are also on sale for $3.99!

Blockbuster Canada: 50% off New Games priced under $29.99

Just a heads up for those of you looking to pick up some decent older games at a greatly reduced price. Blockbuster has slashed the prices on all new retail games priced $29.99 and under by half. Considering Greatest Hits titles, many DS games, and most older stock usually retail for under 30 bucks, this is a pretty fantastic deal. No word on an end date for this promotion, so get down there soon!

Valentine’s Day Canada – Empire Theatres: A friend Gets in Free

Empire Theatre Canada

Anna Nicole Smith Dead

Other / Canada

I know that’s not a shoppng deal and I promise I won’t deviate away from the subject of my blog that much again.. but I had to post this since I find it very weird shocking! Anna Nicole Smith is dead! I read about this on the culture kills blog. Here is what Matthew wrote on his blog:

If I was reading a book where in 3 chapters, the protagonist wins a Supreme Court case, had a baby and lost an adult child at the same time, married their lawyer, got involved in a paternity controversy over that very same newborn child, gets sued by a user of a product she endorsed then collapse and die that very same day, I would say that such a plotline would stretch credibility.

Truth is stranger than fiction I guess. Nothing more I can say really.

[via culture kills blog]

PayPal Canada: Spend $30 get $15 online (Feb 8th – March 31st)

Thanks Ali (torontoeh) for emailing me about this awesome Paypal deal 🙂 🙂
Here’s what Ali wrote: 

Hi guys, the deal’s back just like from last years (spend $50 get $20)

Use your PayPal account and spend at least $30.00 (or $34.50 CAD) on a single purchase on an eligible website. Then $15.00 rebate will be deposited into your PayPal account by May 28, 2007.

You must enter your email address here

Receive a $15.00 USD rebate by registering for this offer here and using PayPal to make a purchase of at least $30.00 USD or $34.50 CAD. To qualify for this offer, purchases must meet the following requirements:

. You must first register for this offer here using primary email address.

Single Purchase. Once registered, you must use your PayPal account to spend at least $30.00 USD or $34.50 CAD on a single purchase on an eligible website.

Eligible Website. You must make a purchase on, or any United States or Canadian website that accepts PayPal. Purchases on and must be made through the eBay checkout flow via the eBay website and must not be made through the PayPal Send Money tab.

Promotion Period. Purchases must be made between February 8, 2007 12:01 AM PST and March 31, 2007 11:59 PM PST.

Excluded Transactions. The following transactions are excluded from this offer: Send Money transactions, payments to Personal Accounts, eBay payments made to Personal Accounts, donations, PayPal Mobile transactions, payments for services, Virtual Debit Card payments, PayPal ATM/ Debit Card payments and PayPal Plus Credit Card payments not made through your PayPal account.

Rebate Payment. The $15.00 USD rebate will be deposited into your PayPal account by May 28, 2007. If you made your purchase in Canadian Dollars you will receive the Canadian Dollar equivalent of $15.00 USD at the day of the rebate payment.

Limitations. Limit one registration and one $15.00 USD rebate per PayPal Account. Offer available for a limited time. Offer is limited to PayPal users in the United States and Canada. PayPal account must be in good standing prior to and throughout the offer period to qualify.

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

Other / Canada

200 CaloriesWhen you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 – 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to “spend” each day; based on these pictures, which would you eat?

Click to view the 200 calories food pictures

[via digg]

Remember Dinosaurs?

Other / Canada


Death of the Cinemas – How One Mall Destroyed a Local Landmark

Reviews / Canada

godzilla.jpgWhen I was growing up in St. Catharines we had not one, not two, but four movie theaters to pick from. An awful lot for a city our size, but we made good use of them. As time passed and small theaters gave way to 8 screen multiplexes, that original number eventually shrunk down to two. But still, they were our two. We had a Famous Players Silvercity in the south end of town (now an Empire Cinemas) and a Cineplex Odeon in the north. Both theaters were the anchors of our local malls, the Pen Centre and the Fairview Mall respectively. Even though I didn’t grow up with these fancy new moviehouses, I still have fond memories. Heck – I even worked at the Pen’s Silvercity all through high school. Like many in my community we felt these movie theaters were a part of our lives, even if we didn’t go as much as we should have.

As time marched on and DVD’s and HDTV’s starting bringing a better than cinemas experience to our own living rooms, home movie viewing really began to chip away at the movie theater industry. Had that been the cause of a theater’s closure — that we’d simply not been going enough, that they couldn’t afford to operate — then we’d have nobody to blame but ourselves for what happened last month in the north end of town. Unfortunately that’s not the way things happened.

In early January, the Cineplex Odeon at the St. Catharines Fairview Mall closed its doors for good — not because it wasn’t profitable, but because the company that owns the mall decided to exercise the “best use” clause in the theater’s lease, kicking them out with less than a months notice. You might be wondering why they’d do that. Well it turns out it wasn’t drugs or violence or loitering teens or any other number of reasons that one could justifiably understand. It was so they could make room to bring a Winners/HomeSense to the mall. They tried to justify it as best they could, saying that theaters just don’t bring people to a mall like they used to and that a big box store could change that. Considering the mall is already home to Future Shop, Chapters, and Zehrs, I tend to think that the Fairview is a little big boxed out.

I understand that time marches on and things change, but kicking out a cultural landmark in favor of another big box store is just downright insensitive. It goes to show that managing a mall in St. Catharines from an office in Toronto leaves you completely out of touch with the feelings of the community that you’re supposed to be marketing to. It’s bad business. I can’t speak for the whole community, but I can tell you this much – I won’t be shopping at the Fairview again any time soon.

StudioTax: A Free Canadian Income Tax Program

studioTax Canada

I got an email from Cory and Deanna (who I guess are the creators of StudioTax) telling me that their certified Canadian Income tax program, StudioTax, is once again free this year. I tried StudioTax last year and I can confidently say that it’s a very neat, practical tax program. Their claim is also true, the program is totally free; they basically make money by accepting donations and by placing ads on their website.

You can download StudioTax or find more about it here

Costco Canada: Signup for a New Membership and Receive $25 Gift Certificate

Costco Canada CouponNot a big fan of Costco myself, but if you do shop at Costco or have plans of doing so, this coupon code will help you save a few bucks:

Signup at and use coupon code GSWEB25B. You’ll get a $25 gift certificate which means that you end up paying $30 for a 1 year Costco membership. This is for new membership only.

Just for your information, a lot of people love Costco because it offers rebates, an inexpensive restaurant, bulk quantities (=savings) and 100% customer satisfaction (you can almost refund any item anytime and they will take it back)

Free Marvel Comics Online

As many of you probably know, I’m a bit of a geek. What you probably don’t know (but won’t be surprised to hear) is that I have two dozen longboxes of comics in storage – a collection that spanned the 13 years


between my youth and the birth of my daughter. Of course, when you

have a kid, certain sacrifices have to be made – for me it was my $40 a week comic book habit. Sadly, I thought I’d never be able to enjoy a good comic book again. But it looks like Marvel has come to my rescue!

Over at they have more than a hundred comic books available online, from modern issues of popular titles to classic comics from way back when. All you have to do to access these is register with their site (it’s free) and then visit their digital comics page. Whether you’re a comic nut who’s all grown up or a parent who wants to get their kids reading a little more, mighty Marvel’s got you covered.

I’m Addicted

Other / Canada

Tower Defense Strategy Game

I’ve been playing this Tower Defense Strategy game all morning and I can’t stop! Don’t blame me if you waste the next 6 hours playing this game! If you think you’re easily addicted don’t try it out. You’ve been warned!
What’s your highest score? I can’t seem to go too far. My best is only 4854.
Click here to play the Tower Defense Strategy game

Environment Canada: Energy Rebates and Incentives

Green Canada

Take advantage of grants, rebates, discounts and other incentives available to help you use less energy, switch to renewable energy and produce less waste at home and on the road.

Click here to find out more about the rebates offered by our government

Joe Fresh Style Canada: Winter Clearance Sale: 70% off

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