Elmo Live, the latest Elmo toy from Fisher Price is now avaialable in Canada. Elmo can now dance, sing, and tell stories. His mouth moves as he speaks and his head bounces about complete with the frantic arm waving. Although it sounds like Elmo Live’s loads of fun, for $64.99 this is one terribly overpriced (and over hyped?) toy. I still wouldn’t be surprised if it gets sold out and people start lining up in Toys R Us parking lots at 5am to get their hands on one as we approach Christmas. Or maybe people will be more sensible given the global economic crises? probably not 😛
Anyway, If you are planning on buying Emlo Live, maybe you should do it now while they’re still easily accessible. To get an idea of what Elmo Live does check out this video:
Just for your info guys, Tim Hortons give out very cute Reflective Treat Bags as part of their Halloween Safety Program. I got one yesterday; all you need to do is ask them for a treat bag 😀
More than 2.4 million reflective Tim Hortons Halloween “Treat Bags” are distributed to Tim Hortons customers and their children for free in October. These fun, reflective bags help children to be seen after dark while trick-or-treating. Available at participating stores, starting in October.
Receive a free Heinz Baby Bag! Each bag includes a Newborn information pamphlet, a growth chart, a diaper changing pad, and a full size sample of Heinz Nurture infant formula. (Please allow 4 â€“ 6 weeks for delivery).
ON SPECIALLY-MARKED GLADE AIR CARE PRODUCTS FOR A BLOCKBUSTER FREE NEW RELEASE MOVIE RENTAL COUPON! While supplies last.*****
***** Between October 6th, 2008 and January 31, 2009, look on specially-marked GladeÂ® Air Care product packaging for a Coupon good for a FREE New Release Movie Rental from participating BLOCKBUSTERÂ® stores (retail value $5.39 plus applicable taxes), while supplies last. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Offer good only to legal residents of Canada, aged 18 years or over. Offer valid only for standard DVD New Release movie rentals. High definition movie rentals, non-new release movie rentals and game rentals are excluded. Limit of one (1) Coupon per membership account per day. BLOCKBUSTERÂ® membership rules apply. Customer is responsible for any charges that may apply to products kept beyond the due date. [Offer not available to employees of S. C. Johnson and Son, Limited and BLOCKBUSTERÂ® Canada Co., and their respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, wholesalers or retailers, or persons residing in the same household of any of the above. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Coupons must be redeemed by January 31, 2009. [Offer expires January 31, 2009 or when supplies at participating retailers are exhausted.]
Thanks to firefly for letting us know about this freebie!
Getting involved in a new MMO can sometimes be a daunting task.Â There’s the initial purchase, monthly fees, giant installs, the risk of not liking it, and the risk of liking it too much.Â That’s why I’m a huge advocate of the free trial period.Â Sure you still have to go through the huge install, but asides from that it let’s you have a good taste of the game to let you know if it’s something you want to make time for.
Although it may be dead technology, a good deal is a good deal.Â Zellers “Lowest Price” flyer has started to circulate, and features a GameCube for only $39.99.Â Almost all GC’s on store shelves right now come bundled with Paper Mario, a fantastic little RPG from the folks at Nintendo that retails for $29.99 on it’s own.
If you’re looking to start fiddling around with gaming without a huge investment, need a replacement GameCube, or just want to get a $10 console with your top quality $30 game, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal.
Three things always signal the return of fall for me.Â The leaves start changing color, TV gets good, and I get that damned Park Place game piece a hundred times over.Â That’s right, it’s McDonald’s Monopoly time!Â And every time I think of McDonald’s Monopoly, I think of the scandal that almost brought the whole thing to a screeching halt;
In 2001, the U.S. promotion was halted after fraud was uncovered. A subcontracting company called Simon Marketing (a then-subsidiary of Cyrk), which was hired by McDonald’s to organize and promote the game, failed to recognize a flaw in its procedures, and the chief of security, Jerome P. Jacobson, was able to remove the “most expensive” game pieces, which he then passed to associates who would redeem them and share the proceeds.
It turned out that almost all of the grand prize and top prize winners over several years, including contests McDonald’s held that did not have the Monopoly theme, had been participants in the scheme, netting more than $24 million. The scheme was eventually uncovered when one of the participants informed on its ringleaders to the FBI.
While the fraud was perpetrated without McDonald’s knowledge, the McDonald’s Corporation voluntarily attempted to rectify the situation by issuing payouts to new (legitimate) contest-winners, awarding five $1 million prizes and fifty $100,000 prizes over a five-day period.
Sorry about missing my McDonald’s post last Monday — I was too busy getting caught up in Monopoly fever I suppose!
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