Free Comic Book Day 2018 on May 5

 2018 is happening on Saturday, May 5. On this special day, participating comic book shops give away a free comic book to everyone! Free Comic Book Day website has a  where you can put in your postal code and find your nearest participating comic book shop.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book that they’ll love. Every first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans, both old and new, to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. These are the hubs of our community, where fans can come together and discover new comics, make lifelong friends, and find a sense of commonality.

Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Image Comics put out free comics for fans to enjoy at the more than 2,300 local comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day. There’s truly a book for everyone: from superheroes, to popular film and television shows, to beloved video games, and all-ages stories. Popular series from past years have included Bob’s Burgers, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, and SpongeBob.


The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: Do-It-Yourself Workshops – Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going in April 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these , the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. 

This is a reminder to book for the

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal: exterior painting, landscaping and gardening. Participants will learn about actions they can take to improve the curb appeal of their homes, including painting and landscaping tips, as well as installing accessories and lighting fixtures.  (Registration closes April 26, 2018)

You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.


Click here to view The Home Depot flyers

Food Recall Warning: Montana Brand Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A

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The food recall warning posted on April 15, 2018, has been updated to include additional distribution and product information.

Groupe Adonis Inc. is recalling Montana brand frozen strawberries from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Food contaminated with Hepatitis A virus may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this virus may cause hepatitis and produce a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. The illness is usually mild and starts about 15 to 50 days after the contaminated food is eaten. It generally goes away by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. It can cause inflammation of the liver, and symptoms may include fever, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, and yellowing in the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice).

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops for You & Your Kids – May Schedule

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going in May 2018! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. The Home Depot Canada May 2018 :

  • Kids Workshops:
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Build a Windmill Planter. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own windmill planter out of wood. (Registration closes May 6, 2018)

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Saturday, May 05, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Planting and Caring for Perennials. This workshop will teach participants about the basics of perennials: how to choose perennial plants, preparing the soil for planting, planting perennials, as well as caring for mature plants.  (Registration closes May 2, 2018)
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Build a Planter Bench. This workshop will provide participants with information on how to build a planter bench. The focus of this workshop is on a child-size bench, but you will learn how to alter the plan to make it more suitable for adult seating. (Registration closes May 13, 2018)
    • Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Planning & Building a Deck. Participants will learn about the steps required to plan and install a deck. The workshop will focus on identifying the tools required for this project, the different components of a deck, as well as how to install joists and decking.  (Registration closes May 24, 2018)

You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.


Click here to view The Home Depot flyers

Toys R Us Canada FREE Family Events: We Play Event, Today at 11:00 am

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Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in April 2018. The Toys R Us Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.

Visit your local Toys “R” Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Today We Play Event:

Join Toys R Us for an outdoor-inspired event featuring: active play demos, giveaways and more!

  • Little Tikes Tot Sports – Clearly Golf
    • FORE! Look out parents, as event participants will take their best swing with this fun golf set!
  • Little Tikes Tot Sports – Basketball Set
    • The oversize rim helps shots go in easier. The smaller basketball is easier to hold and shoot. More buckets mean more smiles!
  • Glove A Bubble & FREE Bubble Giveaway
    • Participants can make bubbles with their own hands! Just put on the glove, dip in the solution and wave your hands to create endless bubbles!
  • Alex Brand Backyard Safari Adventures – Survival Knots
    • The survival knot is perfect for the young survivalist or outdoorsman! Learn 12 different knots and how to use them in the great outdoors!
  • Kinetic Sand Giveaway
    • Squeezable sand where you can feel the fun! Pack it! Pull it! Shape it! Love It! You’ll never want to put it down!

No registration required. Events recommended for kids 4 and up. Event material available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per child.

The child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Click here to view the Toys R Us flyer.


Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies Promotions: Pup Star – Better 2Gether Movie For $2.99/Ticket, Today at 11:00 AM!

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Good morning!  is here every Saturday 🙂 Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!

Cineplex Canada has released their . The Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies include:

  • , Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 am the film Better 2GetherComedy, Family, Musical, is the Family Favourites for $2.99 (1h 30m).

Here’s a list of the upcoming weekly movies line-up at for only $2.99:

April 2018:

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018: Pup Star: World Tour

May 2018:

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018: Ferdinand
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018: Jumanji
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018: Peter Rabbit

June 2018:

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018: Early Man
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018: Storks
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018: Justice League
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018: The Land Before Time
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018: Despicable Me 3

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US is warning consumers not to buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant. This is because there is an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. Although this is currently in the US, you might want to keep that in mind when buying lettuce. Based on new information, CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.

Unless the source of the product is known, consumers who have any store-bought romaine lettuce at home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, throw out any romaine lettuce if you’re uncertain about where it was grown.

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections. This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

Krispy Kreme Canada NEW Cookie Doughnuts

Here’s some delicious news to start off your weekend: Krispy Kreme Canada is introducing a NEW Cookie Doughnut! Because why choose between having a donut or cookie when you can have… both!

There are also some cute spring doughnuts at Krispy Kreme!

Tim Hortons Canada *NEW* Chocolate Chip Iced Capp + Wrap Snackers are Back!

Tim Hortons Canada has released a NEW Chocolate Chip Iced Capp! It’s their famous Iced Capp with a new twist! Indulge in the new Chocolate Chip Iced Capp® today! This creamy treat is sure to satisfy your cravings with chocolatey syrup, whipped topping and mini chocolate chips.

Also, wrap snackers are back! When you’re on the go and hunger hits, Tim Hortons’ Wrap Snackers are just the thing to get you through. They are perfect for when you’re looking for a quick afternoon snack or a satisfying lunch. Try all three varieties: chicken salad, chicken ranch or chipotle chicken!

Costco Canada Business Centre Open House on April 25 and 26

Costco Canada’s Business Centre is holding an Open House on April 25th and 26th 2018, from 7am to 6pm. Get instant savings for 2 days as well as free product sampling. This Open House will take place at 50 Thermos Road, Scarborough, ON. Non-members can enjoy a one day shopping pass during this open house!

Click here to view Costco’s latest flyers.

Food Recall Warning: Certain Smith Snacks Brand Products Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

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Smith Snacks Ltd. is recalling certain Smith Snacks products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products .

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Second Cup Canada Introduces NEW Salted Butterscotch & Almond Milk Mocca Flash Cold Brew

Second Cup Canada knows that a little snow doesn’t stop us from drinking Flash Cold Brew so they’re introducing 2 new ones:

  • Salted Butterscotch Flash Cold Brew: Sweet, rich and creamy butterscotch notes paired with Signature Flash Cold Brew Coffee. Finished with pink Himalayan sea salt and served over ice.
  • Almond Milk Mocca Flash Cold Brew: Almond Milk, creamy chocolate syrup and our Signature Flash Cold Brew Coffee deliver bittersweet cocoa and nutty notes. Served over ice. Contains dairy.

New Incredibles 2 Toys Announced From Funko Toys

On June 15th, we’ll be blessed with another instalment from the much loved Pixar Animation Studios of the Incredibles. The Incredibles 2 will feature all of the original cast, including the quirky but lovable Edna Mode, and to celebrate the much awaited sequel,  is releasing a new lineup of toys.

The toys from Funko will include pens, plush toys, keychains, minis and bobbleheads.

Secret Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Costco Shopping Trip

Having just come back from Costco Canada yesterday to get my bi-weekly haul of bulk goodies, I can assure you that these shopping tips are ones that I defer to frequently before I pack the car up to go to my local Costco.

Everyone knows that buying in bulk can (most of the time) save you money rather than shopping at your more conveniently located grocery store, but there are some hacks for shopping at Costco that will ensure that you are saving the maximum amount of money.

Here, we’ve rounded up the tips that will guarantee that you are maximizing your saving at every corner:

Choosing your membership

Costco offers different types of memberships for different types of shoppers, and for some people, it may not even make fiscal sense to invest in a membership if you only find yourself frequenting every couple of months. If you are this kind of shopper, then I’d advise getting one of your friends to grab you a .

If you’re a more frequent Costco shopper, then you’ll have the option to buy an executive, a business or gold star . If you’re shopping for a big family, or you and your roommates have gone split on a Costco membership and use it to stock the house, then it might make sense to invest the $120/year for the executive membership.

This will give you 2% back up to a maximum of $1,000/year, which means if you spend at least $6,000/year that you’d be making the cost of your membership back. Otherwise, you should stick with the gold star membership, which is just $60/year. Also, all of these cards will include a FREE spouse card.

Knowing the pricing

This tip will just alert you to why items are being marked down the way they are, which will ultimately help you gage how much of that item you should grab (i.e. it will let you know if that particular item is going to stop being stocked):

  • if the price ends in….99…then it is just the regular price
  • if the price ends in….97…then it is marked down from regular price
  • if the price ends in….79, .49, .89…then they are specially priced items with the manufacturers discount
  • if the price ends in…*…then it means the item is going to be discontinued and won’t be restocked, so it’s your last chance to grab it
  • if the price ends in….88, .00…then it is a manager markdown, meaning it’s priced to sell fast

Join the vehicle program

If you join the , then you can save hundreds of dollars off on brand name products for some of the best-selling vehicles in Canada.

What to buy at Costco

Now this hack will vary depending on what your particular preferences/needs are, but there are some things that are exclusively sold at Costco, or are simply sold at the best price at Costco. But unless you’re buying a product exclusive to Costco, or a size of a specific product that’s only sold at Costco, I’d recommend always having your shopping apps available so that you can do an instantaneous price compare while you’re shopping (e.g. Amazon, Walmart, Loblaws, Metro, etc.)

Some of the items that I find that I exclusively buy at Costco, as they are almost always cheaper than anywhere else are or they are only sold at Costco, are:

  • bulk packages of frozen fruit and veggies (they come in sizes that you can’t find at any grocery store, and at prices that are unbeatable)
  • baking necessities (Kirkland brand pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, yeast, spices, butter)
  • snacks (Bark Thins, trail mix, Kirkland 2.5lb nuts, dried mango)
  • spinach (the bulk organic packages only really make sense if you eat a lot of spinach, otherwise it’ll spoil before you’ve eaten through half the package!)
  • Scoop Away cat litter (obviously only practical for those of you with feline friends hanging around)
  • Nutella and peanut butter (Nutella is usually 25% the price of grocery store prices, and their natural nut butters are also usually cheaper)
  • movie and restaurant  (these are 20% cheaper than the face value)
  • Rotisserie chicken breast meat (these are decently priced, but the best part is that they’ve already been stripped from the bone!)
  • Costco sheet cakes (these are double the size of your supermarket variety, but somehow will end up costing you less)
  • coffee (no matter what brand you’re buying, Costco will almost always have the most inexpensive and largest offering of your coffee, ground or unground)

Do you have any tips for saving extra money during your shopping trips at Costco Canada?

Click here to view Costco Canada’s latest flyers.

Ontario Science Centre Offering Sensory-Friendly Event on April 21st

Come celebrate neurodiversity! In honour of World Autism Awareness Day that took place on April 2nd, the Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. The next event takes place on April 21 2018.

With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities.

In addition to the content partner, Geneva Centre for Autism, the Science Centre collaborates with Holland Bloorview, Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, powered by Baycrest, Awake Labs and BEACON Digital Therapy.

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