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Newsletter - October 2003

In this issue:

  1. One website removed

Caption Contest September winner

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

A few sites added...

We managed to add a few more sites last month for your surfin' pleasure, from wine accessories to gourmet foods, clothing, music, DVD rentals online, flowers, electronics and so on. Here are the sites we added in September:

Wine Cave Inc. has wine cellars, wine racks, cooling units, decanters, picnic backpacks, corkscrews, etc. Check out their Brewing Section for wine kits, pure juices, beer kits, wine bottle labels, supplies and equipment. Added to our "Food / Recipes" section.

CPR Store is a great site for train lovers. This is the official website for the Canadian Pacific Railway store. Check out their clothing line, keepsakes, posters, collector pins, mugs, books, videos, hats, whistles, golf balls, bags and more! Added to our "Clothing & access." section.

Studio Braun is always a good host. Choose from one of four hosting plans, content preparation, web site design, photography and more, including an impressive looking control panel. Added to our "Webmaster Stuff" section.

Music Stack is a unique site where you can buy and sell your music in any format, CD, DVD, cassette, vinyl, CDR, T-shirts, posters, and so on. Find rare music, out of print albums, hard to find memorabilia, cheap music. Current inventory over 6 million! Added to our "Music / Movies" section.

Rose Harvest features over 100 unique roses to choose from! Check out their Year of Roses plan, Bridal Bouquets, Current Specials and more. And they ship all over Canada and the US. Added to our "Flowers / Balloons" section.

Tiger Direct was formerly MISCO. They have an incredible list of products on their site, including electronics, computers, peripherals, software, games, home entertainment, GPS units, telephones, office equipment, and so much more! Added to our "Electronics", "Computers / Games" and "Cellular / Wireless" sections.

Pasha Gourmet is Canada's Finest Gourmet Store and Information Centre Online! Check out their honey & maple syrups, gourmet dips, seasonings & spices, entrees & pastas, bake shop, teas & coffees, seasonal drinks, treat shop, culinary complements, 100% certified organic products, condiments, oils & vinegars, bulk buying, gift baskets and so on. Added to our "Food / Recipes" section.

Cinema Flow is a Better Way to Rent DVDs. Rent as many DVDs as you like for a fixed monthly price. Choose from thousands of movies, watch them and mail them back when done. Check out their free two week trial! Added to our "Music / Movies" section.

The Fairy Shoppe has hand made quality faerie goods! Faery wings, costumes, halos, towels, fairy candles, holders, sunlight catchers, stickers, crystal, pewter trinkets, jewelry, books, music, etc. Also home of the official Faery Believers Club! Added to our "Clothing & access." section.

Clix Galore is an affiliate manager with over 2,000 affiliate programs for you to join. Or, use their services to create your own affiliate program. And, get lifetime commissions on referrals! Added to our "Webmaster Stuff" section.

New promotions and special offers...

Via Rail is offering a 2 for 1 special for seniors. Purchase a senior ticket on Economy or Comfort class and get a free ticket for the person travelling with you. There are no restrictions on the age of the travel companion. Many other classes: 75% discount for the person travelling with you. You must be 60 years or older to qualify.
Click here for details

DVD Hype has all their previously viewed DVDs for $11.95. This is a limited time promotion that won't last. Check out their huge list of titles available.
Click here for details

Radio Shack is currently offering free shipping on everything! There is no miminum order and you can have your order delivered to your home or to a Radio Shack location near you for free.
Click here for details

The Shopping Channel is featuring an Outerwear Outlet where you can save up to 75% off selected Clearance outerwear! Their Clearance section has several other items at substantial discounts.
Click here for details

The Bay online shop has a Deals Outlet setup on their website where you can save big on all kinds of items. Huge discounts for a limited time. Check it out now.
Click here for details

Mossberry Hollow Naturals is offering free shipping on all orders of $50 or more. And check out their rewards program where you earn Berry Bucks with every purchase that you can redeem for future purchases.
Click here for details

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

Contests expiring this month...

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

Belle Color Belle a Paris Contest - Win an all-inclusive trip for two to Paris, plus spending money for a shopping spree! Québec residents can enter. Contest ends October 15th.
Enter online here

Showcase "Runaway Jury" Contest - Win a $5,000 shopping spree at Grand & Toy or 1 of 25 copies of John Grisham's best selling novel 'The Runaway Jury'. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends October 19th.
Enter online here

Rona Internet Contest - Win 1 of 2 V.I.P. Packages to the Grey Cup. Prizes include 2 return flights to Regina from a major Canadian city, 3 nights double accomodation, 2 official Grey Cup merchandise kits and 2 tickets to the Grey Cup game on November 16th, 2003 at the Taylor Field in Regina, Saskatchewan. Québec residents can enter. Contest ends on October 20th.
Enter once per day here

Rona Handyman Contest - Win $5,000 in RONA gift certificates redeemable at any RONA or BOTANIX store. Québec residents can enter. Contest ends on October 31st.
Enter online here

Chatelaine's 2003 Dream Cuisine Contest - Win a complete collection of fabulous Whirlpool Gold stainless steel kitchen appliances! Québec residents can enter. Contest ends October 31st.
Enter online here

Skydome Win a Dream Vacation Contest - Win a 7-night Caribbean cruise for two (2) people and round trip economy airfare departing from the major US or Canadian gateway city closest to the selected entrant's residence. Québec residents can enter. Contest ends October 31st.
Enter online here

The Bay ESSO EXTRA / HBC Contest - Win 1 of 3 prizes consisting of 500,000 Esso Extra Points. That's Free Gas for more than one year! No purchase is required. To enter, print out and complete a contest entry form from their website and mail it in. Québec residents can enter. Contest ends on October 31st.
Click here for the entry form

Kraft 100 Days of Summer Contest - Win 1 of 3 prizes consisting of a $10,000 HGTV Kitchen Make-Over. You'll need to enter 2 UPC Codes from any participating Kraft products on the entry form to participate. Québec residents can enter. Contest ends on October 31st.
Enter online here

CTV "Master & Commander: The Far Side of The World" Contest - Win a trip for two (2) to Sydney, Cairns, & Barrier Reef, Australia or a private screening for you and 25 friends in a theatre closest to your hometown. Sorry, no Québec entries. Contest ends October 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 October 31st.
Enter online once daily 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.

L'Oréal Paris is giving away free shampoo samples based on your hair condition. First 50,000 registrants only. And, get entered into a draw to win fabulous prizes!
Click here then follow "VIVE the Experience Contest"

O.B. is sending out free samples of their new Silk Ease product along with a coupon to save $0.75 on your next purchase of o.b.® Silk Ease! And, you get entered into a draw to win a trip for 7 nights in a far eastern paradise, $10,000 cash in a silk purse and a silk makeover for a room in your home!
Click here for your freebie and contest

The Bay wants you to try a free spray sample of Kenneth Cole New York Fragrance for men or women. Just print the coupon on your printer and bring the coupon to The Bay to get your sample, while supplies last.
Click here for your freebie

Shakers Vodka will send you a free Shakers Vodka pin just for registering on their website. Even though this appears to be a US only site, some Canadians have already received this gift.
Click here for your freebie

The Beef Information Centre provides a wide variety of resources designed for Canadian consumers, professionals and industry members. All materials are FREE (except where noted) and many are conveniently available in downloadable format. To receive material by mail you are required to create an account with them, which will provide you with a quick and easy check-in on your future visits to the site.
Click here for details

The US Fire Administration provides information resources in many formats, including books, videotapes and kits, free of charge. Customers can use our online catalog to order from over 200 publications.
Click here for details

Macromedia is inviting you to a free seminar showcasing the launch of Macromedia’s next generation of its award-winning MX product family, used by professional developers and designers to build web sites and applications. Seminars are being held in October and November in major cities across Canada.
Click here for details

Mrs. Dash is giving away a free recipe booklet and sample packets of spices just for registering on their website.
Click here for your freebies

Nikwax will send you a free sample of Loft Tech Wash if you successfully complete their Web Quiz. Answer all ten questions correctly (answers are on their website) and receive the free sample. If you don't succeed the quiz, just play again until you do win. However, the questions always change to make it more challenging! This is an entertaining way to get a free sample. Then come back three months later and play their quiz again.
Play the Web Quiz here

The Toronto Show is inviting you to a free taping of their TV program, a local show that includes musicians, comedians, circus acts and anything else that moves, grooves and shakes the world's most exciting city: Toronto, Canada. There are several tapings to choose from.
Click here for details

The W Network is offering free tickets for a new sketch comedy series called "Listen Missy". The sitcom features Diane Flacks, Kathryn Greenwood, Lisa Merchant and more. Tapings take place on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and November 7th at the CBC Studios, 205 Wellington Street West, Toronto. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Audience members must be at least 14 years of age. Call 416-203-2717 or email for tickets.

Maya Kovacheva Photography is offering a free wedding photography promotion (bride's home, ceremony and reception) for any wedding couple in Toronto area interested in documentary style photographs. 100% free. No obligations. The couple will receive the free photographs shot with a professional digital camera on a CD/DVD ready for print at any lab up to 8x10.
Click here for details

The Toronto Zoo is having a free weekend for kids. October 25th and 26th, children 12 and under, in costume, get in free (when with an adult paying general admission). In addition, meet the 97.3 EZ Rock "Scream-Team" and pick up your delicious Hershey treat upon exit from 10am to 3pm.
Click here for details

One website removed... is another Canadian retailer that has decided to switch the prices on their website from Canadian to US dollars. When I called them to inquire, it was explained to me that 98% of their business is from US residents so they don't see the point in having Canadian prices. They are thinking about having both prices listed at some point in the future. Well, since is all about Canadian prices, we've removed from our website. Should they offer Canadian prices at a later date, we'll reconsider them again.

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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