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Newsletter - August 2003

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Caption Contest July winner

Congratulations to Tom Woodward of Toronto, ON who submitted the winning caption to our Funny Caption Contest for the month of July. Tom wins a music CD of local Toronto talent. Thanks to all who participated and please feel free to play in our August Funny Caption Contest, currently underway, for your chance to win a 3-pack of Dunlop Titanium Golf Balls! Too see the winning caption for July and to enter our current contest, click here:

A few sites added...

Even though we were away on vacation for half the month, we still managed to add a few new sites within the past month. Here are the sites we added in July: now sells computer software and games! Check out their extensive list of software titles for business, children, education, home, hobbies, personal finance, networking, travel, language and so much more. Also peruse their computer and video games for Game Boy, XBOX, Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast, PC, Mac, Nintendo, Playstation and more. Added to our "Computers / Games" section.

Boater Exam is your online source for obtaining your Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Do you own or plan on renting a boat or seadoo or jet ski or sailboat? Do you have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card? If not, you may be breaking the law! Write your Canadian Coast Guard Accredited Test online from this site. It's quick and easy and the licence lasts for life. I got mine already! Added to our "Sports / Leisure" section.

Millennium Art Gallery and (Total Web Design) have partnered to provide you with a free Millennium Membership, a free subscription to their very interesting arts and culture magazine called "The Medium", and a $25 Gift Certificate redeemable on thousands of original artworks and prints available on their site. Added to our "Arts / Crafts" section.

Thane Direct is back! You may recall in our April 2003 Newsletter, we reported that Thane Cybermall, providers of As Seen on TV products, merged with another website called on April 1st, 2003 and since this new site did not provide prices in Canadian dollars, we removed the link from our website. Now Thane seems to have returned offering all their prices in Canadian dollars. Great news! Check out their Clearance items. Added to our "As seen on TV" section.

Archambault Group Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is the largest Quebec-based distributor and retailer of recorded music, books and newsstand publications. Check out their impressive list of titles. Added to our "Books / Calendars" and "Music / Movies" sections.

WebServe Canada Web Hosting offers shared web hosting, e-commerce, reseller, dedicated, Unix, Windows NT, web design services, domain registration and free web hosting. Click on Canadian Pricing. Added to our "Webmaster Stuff" section.

Mountain Equipment Co-op offers products for the beginner to the extreme. MEC has the outdoor equipment you need for an enjoyable experience. They even rent gear if you're not sure if a certain activity is right for you. Added to our "Clothing & access." section.

Tilley Endurables is known worldwide for their "Tilley Hat". Their website has an awesome selection of all kinds of hats along with other quality outdoor gear like pants, tops, belts, and more. Added to our "Clothing & access." section.

New promotions and special offers...

Axiom Loudspeakers has a Summer Clearance Sale on now, where you can save up to 50% off on Limited Inventory speakers and speaker stands.
Click here for the AxiomAudio Factory Outlet

StrawberryNet, the fresh cosmetic company is currently offering Free Shipping and Free Gift Wrapping on all orders and an extra 5% discount if you purchase 3 products or more.
Click here for more details

Archambault is offering Free Shipping on all orders totalling $35 or more. This deal is on for a limited time only so take advantage while you can...
Click here for more details

Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto has an incredible offer on at the moment... purchase any Panasonic product worth $150 or more and get 2 free concert tickets to one of the following Toronto shows: Def Leppard, Tori Amos, Steely Dan, BB King Blues, Blue Rodeo, Sean Paul, Boston, Sex Pistols or Bryan Adams. This is an awesome deal considering the two tickets I purchased for the Def Leppard show cost me over $125 after all taxes and service fees! See in store for details.

The Shopping Channel has a huge Clearance Sale on now, where you can save up to 75% off products you've seen on TV! Click on the "Clearance" tab for these hot deals. Hurry, these won't last long.
Click here for more details

M&M Meatshops has a printable coupon from their website for a free Chocolate Trifle for spending $40 or more at any of their stores. Coupon expires August 31st.
Get your coupon here

Contests expiring this month...

Here’s a list of online contests we’ve found that Canadians can enter: S.W.A.T. Challenge Contest - Win a SPYSTUFF Gift Certificate valued at $4,000 redeemable at the Spytech retail store located in Toronto or London, Ontario or on-line at Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on August 10th. To enter the contest, you must play the S.W.A.T. Challenge and collect 3 beacons.
Play the game here

Outdoor Canada Ridin' in Style Contest - Win 2 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary leather race jackets and “100 Years of Harley-Davidson” by Willie G. Davidson, a historic collection of 100 years of stories, photos and design. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on August 12th.
Enter online here

Men's Health Maserati Spyder Contest - Win a Maserati Spyder for a Day! Prize includes roundtrip airfare for two to the Pocono Raceway, two nights accommodation, participation in the Pocono Raceway 2.5-mile road course on October 7, 2003 under guidance of Elton Julian, car rental, dinner for two and more. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on August 13th.
Enter online here

Cheez Whiz Ultimate Fan Contest - Win a trip for 2 to Calgary with 2 nights accommodation, attendance at Pengrowth Saddledome for the Canadian Country Music Awards on Monday, September 8th and present the award on-stage to the winner of the 2003 Fans’ Choice Award. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on August 25th.
Enter online here Women's Intuition Contest - Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on August 31st.
Enter online here

Outback Steakhouse No Rules Sweepstakes - Win a trip for 2 to Peters Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on August 31st. To enter, visit the site weekly and answer their trivia question.
Enter online here

Archambault "Be a Winner This Summer" Contest - Win one of three 200$ shopping sprees! To be automatically entered for the draws, visit one of the participating websites (,, or between July 14th and August 24th and make a purchase via one of the websites. You can also enter without purchase by sending an entry via snail-mail. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on August 24th.
Click here for further details, then click on "Our Contests" at the bottom right of the page

"Experience Your Capital" Contest - Win 1 of 3 trips for a family of 4 to Ottawa, Canada's Capital. The trip includes return airfare, 3 nights accommodation, attractions passes and more. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on August 31st.
Enter online here

Ocean Spray® Fridge Friendly Sweepstakes - Win 1 of 4 Whirlpool Gold Conquest Refrigerators. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on August 31st.
Enter online here

Bedding and Bath Pillowtop Featherbed Contest - Win a Pillowtop Featherbed, the most luxuriously soft feather bed available in Canada. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on August 31st.
Enter online here Caption Contest – Enter your funny caption for your chance to win a 3-pack of Dunlop Titanium Golf Balls.! Contest expires on August 31st.
Enter online once daily here

Sportmart "Ultimate Prize Package" Contest - Win a Sharp dual function DVD/VCR and Ultimate X on DVD or a Univega Peak dual suspension Mountain Bike or one of 5 Ultimate X DVDs. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends on September 1st at 9:00 am.
Click here then follow the link to the contest at the bottom left of the webpage

Awesome freebies...

Freebies come and go very quickly on the internet, so best to take advantage of the ones that interest you as soon as possible. If the link is broken, the promotion is over... move on to the next one. If you request a free sample and never receive it, don't lose sleep over it; these things happen.

Cover Girl is sending out free trial sizes of AquaSmooth plus a coupon for $1.00 off a full-sized AquaSmooth just for filling out a brief survey. Limited to the first 50,000 requests.
Click here for your freebie

Children's Safety Association of Canada is a Canadian Non-Profit Association offering parents a free safety pack which includes a 32 page Child Safety Reference Manual, "HOT" Stickers - to help prevent scalding accidents, Child Print/Identification Kit(s) - to identify each child and Window Blind Safety Kit(s) - to prevent related accidents.
Click here for your freebie

Mrs. Dash is sending out a free recipe booklet and sample packets of their spices. Register on their website to get your freebies.
Check out their website here

Mr. Clean is giving away free samples of their new Magic Eraser cleaning pad. Looks like a great product!
Click here for your freebie

Aveeno is offering a free duo-pack of 10ml facial moisturizers containing Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer and Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.
Click here for your freebie

Brassica is giving away free samples of their Green Tea with SGS antioxidant. The natural antioxidant found in broccoli and BroccoSprouts® has been shown to be longer lasting than Vitamin C, E and A in removing free radicals from the body. SGS activates the body's own NATURAL antioxidant defense system, including Phase 2 Detoxification enzymes. Try this tea today!
Click here for your freebie

Much Music is sending out free coupons to sample one of Fruitopia's new flavours. Submit a valid UPC number from any flavour of Fruitopia® Real Fruit Beverage and get a coupon for a FREE Raspberry Kiwi Karma or Blueberry Watermelon Wisdom FREE Fruitopia® Fruit Beverage now…it's a sweet treat! Here's a UPC number you can use: 059600023438. As an added bonus, you get entered into a contest to be a DJ on MuchMusic and get free gear!
Click here for further details

Chatelaine is offering its current subscribers a free lipstick from Revlon just for the asking. They are giving way 20,000 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks for registering to their website.
Click here for further details

The Dial Corporation wants you to try their Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer for free. Visit their website, print a coupon and present the coupon to any retailer selling the product for your free full size freebie. This is an awesome offer!
Click here to print out your coupon

Mix 99.9, Toronto's Best Variety music station, is giving free gate admission passes to the Toronto Zoo to the first 99 families (max 4 per group) on Saturday, August 9th.

Crayola will be at the Toronto Zoo on Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st. On these days, each child will receive a free special gift from Crayola® upon exiting the Zoo (while quantities last).

E.D. Foods - Soup'er Free Sample A CANADIAN site - for CANADIAN's! Pay only s/h (in Canadian $) - get soup for 17-23. Wow! Check it out!

In closing...

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