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Newsletter - September 2003

In this issue:

Caption Contest August winner

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

A few sites added...

We trust you'll be pleased with the new sites we've added within the past month as they range from baby stuff to school and office supplies to posters and DVD rentals to travelling across Europe and more. Here are the sites we added in August that, as always, have prices in Canadian dollars:

Kimmy Shop is an established merchant catering to parents with children ages 0-5 years. They sell only licensed character items including bags, backpacks, party supplies, videos, DVDs, stickers, and toys. Added to our "Toys / Games" section.

Office Max has finally established their Canadian website for us all to benefit. Get all your technology needs covered with cordless phones, amplifiers, telephones, headsets, label makers and more. They also have tons of computer supplies such as printer toner, recordable CD spindles, mouse pads, wrist rests, anti-glare filters, etc. They even carry computer desks, chairs, bookcases, safes, filing cabinets, printers, shredders, etc. And the best part is they always offer Free Delivery and a Low Price Guarantee! Added to our "Computers / Games" and "Electronics" section.

DVDHype is Canada's first and largest online DVD rental store. Choose from a variety of DVDs, from old classics to blockbuster new hits! Rent an unlimited number of DVDs for a fixed monthly price. Try them out for free! Added to our "Music / Movies" section.

Postershop Canada offers more than 22,000 posters and prints from ancient to modern times, 3,000 celebrity posters, over 1,700 original prints in limited edition form, 1,000 art gift ideas from the museum shop, several frames to choose from and more. Added to our "Arts / Crafts" and "Books / Calendars" section.

Busabout Europe is a flexible "hop-on/hop-off" style coach transport network covering 50 cities across western and central Europe and also offers great value add-on connections to 35 additional destinations in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece, the Mediterranean islands and Morocco. Book online now. Added to our "Travel / Tourism" section.

FX Studios offers web site design, hosting for Unix and Windows, email and forwarding, search engine optimization, web services, domain services, and more all in Canadian pricing. Added to our "Webmaster Stuff" section.

Babywrappers, as showcased in Canadian Living Magazine and Today's Parent, are the most innovative baby bath towels ever made! Check it out. Added to our "Clothing & access." section. offers soulful gift packages called SoulPaks featuring items for the 5 senses. Send SoulPaks for corporate and personal gift occasions. Mix and match your own gifts for sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Unique gift idea! Added to our "Arts / Crafts" section.

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

Surf22 Hosting is the single best resource for both your Web Site Hosting and Internet Marketing needs, including search engine submission, optimization, domain registration, etc. Added to our "Webmaster Stuff" section.

New promotions and special offers...

DVD Soon is offering the first 500 customers who purchase "Lord of the Rings Two Towers: Platinum Edition" a free Lord of the Rings Pin/Button and free shipping! Offer valid until supplies last, so hurry!
Click here for details

Canadian Country Gifts has an awesome Clearance Sale on right now. Save 20% to 50% off a variety of unique gifts, candles, ornaments, calendars, wall plaques, and much more.
Click here for 4 pages of savings

NCIX Computers has a huge Clearance Sale on now. Save big on CD writers, DVD drives, IDE or SCSI hard drives, inkjet printers, internet routers, modems, motherboards, sound cards, video cards, speakers, wireless networking and much more.
Click here for the extensive list

Braun's Online has a huge sale on bicycle equipment and accessories. Save 25% to 80% on several items listed on their website. Click on the "specials" link for these hot deals.
Click here for details is currently holding a Half-Price Music Sale. Most CDs are priced at under $10 each. These won't last so check it out now! Scroll to the bottom of the page for this awesome deal.
Click here for details

Golda's Kitchen has a huge sale on a wide range of products, such as cookware, barware, utensils, electric appliances, gourmet spices, bakeware, cookbooks, kitchenwear, and so much more. Visit their website and click on Products on Sale for 4 pages of savings!
Click here for their hot deals has their After-Holiday Sale & Clearance where you can save up to 50% on your favourite team products. Visit their site and click on the Clearance link.
Click here for awesome savings

M&M Meatshops has a printable coupon from their website for a free Seasoned Potato Wedges bag for spending $40 or more at any of their stores. Coupon expires September 30th.
Get your coupon here

Contests expiring this month...

Here’s a list of online contests we’ve found that Canadians can enter:

Papermate Pogo "Win a trip with the little pen that extends!" Contest - Win a 3-night trip for you and a guest to see the band of your choice at the venue of your choice anywhere in North America. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on September 8th.
Enter online here

Hilton Canada 5-Night Getaway Contest - Win a 5-night getaway at any one of 18 Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels across Canada. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on September 15th.
Enter online here

Suave Smart Shopper Contest - You could be one of four regional winners to compete, along with last year's winner, in a national shop-off at Toronto's Woodbine Shopping Centre. Win a 2003 Chevrolet Venture or $10,000 RESP from Scotiabank or round-trip airfares from WestJet. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on September 15th.
Enter online here

Clearasil "Win Wheels" Contest - Win a 2003 Ford Escape XLS Zetec FWD or $15,000 cash or several other prizes. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires on September 16th.
Enter online here

Second Cup Red Eye Contest - Win a one week trip for 2 to San Jose, Costa Rica or a Second Cup Gift Basket. To enter, visit the website, get a passport emailed to you, enter the passport on the entry form and submit. Québec residents can enter. Contest expires September 30th.
Enter online once daily here

Canadian House and Home Warm Welcome Contest - Win a new Regency Fireplace, selected for your space by a designer to be featured in an upcoming issue of House & Home magazine. To enter, simply upload a photograph of a room in your home where you would like to add a fireplace. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest expires September 30th.
Enter online here

Sanyo Blue is You Contest - Win one of 5 Porta-Vue DVD / 7" LCD TVs and you can spin for an instant prize once per week! Québec residents can enter. Contest expires September 30th.
Enter online here Great Canadian Getaways Contest - Win a Great Canadian Getaway including airfare and four nights accommodation for two! Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest expires September 30th.
Enter online here

NCIX Win Your Dream PC Contest - Dream, build, tweak and then show off your computer creations in the new NCIX PC Builder Gallery and get a chance to win your creation! Québec residents can enter. Contest expires September 30th.
Enter online here Caption Contest – Enter your funny caption for your chance to win a music CD of local Toronto talent! Contest expires on September 30th.
Enter online once daily here

Broil King Cruise into Summer Contest - Win a Ford Mustang Convertible. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest expires October 1st.
Enter online here

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.

Head & Shoulders is sending out free samples of shampoo. They've created new versions of their shampoo and they want you to try the revolutionary breakthrough formula that works for you.
Click here for your freebie

Workshop Supply is giving away a free downloadable plan found nowhere else on the Internet, just for signing up to their newsletter. :
Click here for your freebie

Jean Coutu will send you free samples just for joining their club, which is also free. Currently, they are offering free samples of one or all of the following products: Maybelline Everfresh makeup, Physique Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner duo and Listerine Oral Care Strips pocket pack. Please note this offer is restricted to residents of Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Click here and wait for the pop-up window to request your freebie(s)

Intel is promoting "One Unwired Day" on September 25th. Intel will be providing free public wireless Internet access at several Wi-Fi outlets at thousands of locations like hotels, cafes, airports and restaurants all over the country. So get your wireless-enabled notebook ready to bring to one of several locations across Canada for your free surfing experience.
Click here for details and locations

Salon Secrets is sending out free sample sizes of Shampoo and Conditioner for your hair type. Fill out the form with the specs on your hair type and custom samples will be sent to you.
Click here for your freebie

Groggy is offering free stuff for the asking. Just send them an email with your mailing address and the password as the subject and they'll send you something. It is unknown what you'll get. The password is 082803NOW. I received a reply email from them already saying my Free Stuff is on the way! Send your email to or visit their website and click on Contests.
Groggy website

Neutrogena is sending out free samples of their Norwegian Formula Foot Cream. Fill out a quick survey and check your mail for your free sample.
Click here for your freebie

The New Country 95.3 in Hamilton, Ontario is promoting their radio station by giving away free magnetic memo boards to the first 1,000 people who register on their site. Looks like anyone across Canada can request these.
Click here for your freebie

Sharper Innovations is sending out free shampoo and conditioner samples customized for your hair condition. This ones requires you to fill out a survey to request your free samples.
Click here for your freebie

Chicken Farmers of Ontario are offering a free Chicken Lover Recipe Booklet. This offer is limited to residents of Ontario only.
Click here for your freebie

Chicken Farmers of Ontario are also offering a free issue of Wing Magazine. This offer is limited to residents of Ontario only.
Click here for your freebie

Chatelaine is celebrating its 75th Birthday and wants you to get the presents! Become a member of their 75 Gifts community and every month you'll get bonus web-exclusive content, free stuff from their advertisers, notice of contests and prizes and their 75 Gifts newsletter plus the chance to win an amazing year-end prize from The Shopping Channel!
Click here for details

The Toronto Zoo has a special day for Seniors on Monday, September 8th. All visitors aged 65+ receive free gate admission and passage on the Zoomobile.
Click here for details

In closing...

The goal of is to make it easier for Canadian shoppers wanting to purchase goods online to find everything they want from our site, including freebies, contests and discounts. THIS SITE IS FOR YOU! If you know of a reputable Canadian website that has products listed in Canadian dollars, or if you find cool freebies, contests or rebates, please send us an email at and we'll post it online or in our next newsletter. Thanks.

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