In collaboration with Health Canada and as a precautionary measure, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited today issued a voluntary recall of its four Shrek Forever After™ glasses.

Customers are asked to stop using the glasses and are invited to contact our dedicated, bilingual customer service centre at 1-877-495-5502 with any questions.

Hours are:
Monday to Friday:            8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST
Saturday                          10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, June 6 only:      10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST

Customers can return their glasses to a McDonald’s Canada restaurant for a cash refund.

Click here for the McDonalds Canada website

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Generally Shiseido has their warehouse sale in April but not this year.  There have been rumours sprouting that the sale is going to be held in May. As soon as I hear anything to confirm dates I will let our faithful Shiseido readers know.

I’ve personally never been to their warehouse sale but I’ve heard it’s excellent.

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As some of you may not know Matchsick is a word of mouth company, meaning once in a while they choose people with certain criteria to try out specific products and share what we think about them, likes, dislikes just the honest truth with friends, family, blog readers, online friends etc. I’ve participated with them several times and they are a great crew.

Today I went to check the mail and I had a ginormous box waiting for me.

Inside: Maxx Scoop Small Spaces Full Valued Coupons, 1 ExquisiCat® Cozy Corner Cat Litter Box,1 Purr-fect Paws Litter Mat 1 Rubbermaid Litter Caddy, and Scoop 3 Purina cat treats

How awesome! Right away I went and redeemed a full value coupon for the Small Spaces Purina Maxx kitty litter. So far Maximus is adjusting quite well the the new litter box. I like how it fits in the corner and doesn’t take up a lot of space, which is just perfect with a full houseful thats feeling smaller by the week.  I will be posting next week to see how well the litter held up to Maximus’s stinkies.  I’m have my fingers crossed!

Want a chance to get you own free full value Purina Maxx kitty litter coupon? Click here!

Keep checking back for my review!

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Heres the Canada Post “mail by chart” to ensure delivery before Christmas.  It’s a handy chart, especially since the Christmas season is coming wether we want it to or not!


Click here to view the chart on the Canada Post site.

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Do you have little Ghouls or Goblins in your house? Or perhaps your the Superman! On Satuday snap a picture of yourself or  someone in your household in costume and email it to Dealcetera1 @ gmail dot com for your chance to win a $25 Presidents Choice gift card!

One entry per household.

Entries accepted until 10am November 5th central time

Pictures will be posted in a blog post

Winner will be drawn randomly on November 5th 12pm !

*Please read our privacy policy for privacy concerns.

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A friend just forwarded this great offer to me 


Simply sign up using your name and mailing address by visiting www.trygreenworks.ca. Only the first 5,000 *qualified  registrants will receive this exclusive Green Works coupon, so sign up today while supplies last!
Matchstick is an awesome word of mouth company and offers creative and useful campaigns from time to time. Don’t delay!
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PineCone research is growing and we invite you to help!  If you have ever told a friend about receiving $5 for doing surveys for PineCone Research, it is likely that they have asked, “How can I join?”
Now you can tell them how to become part of this elite group of households. We are offering select members the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household.
Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below.  That household should complete the registration form themselves and submit it. REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD MAY REGISTER. Multiple registrations of the same Household will void all registrations.

If you qualify please feel free to email me at dealcetera1@gmail.com and I will ffwd you an invite!

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Bell and Telus are going to be offering the famous iphone and plans by the end of this year! What does that mean for the Canadian consumer? Perhaps a price drop/war in the plan prices offered. Currently only Rogers carry the iphone and plans in Canada. I’m hoping that they will get competitive with each other, and hopefully I can maybe get the phone for light use.

Stay tuned for further announcements! Or click here to check out Bell.ca or Telus.com

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Filed Under (Announcements) by Vicarious on 11-09-2009

Thank you to everyone; to all of our dedicated readers and members and a very special thank you to all of those who have participated in our grand contest and taking part in our 1 year anniversary event!

Thanks to all of YOUR votes, we have two winners to announce!

Congratulations goes to Zero and our winning video who has won the grand prize of $100. :D


I’d also like to congratulate Jolean who has won our $10 secondary prize for voting!

I’m the biggest fan of all videos and to me, you’re all winners. ;) Look forward to a special link that will feature them all right here on the blog. :D

Here’s to another year and thanks again to everyone for all of the kind words, loyalty and support. It means the world to me! *hugs*

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Simply by voting for YOUR favourite video, you could win $10!!

Voting ends on September 10th at 11:59 PM EST. Full details can be read in the below link.

Click HERE to Vote now!

Read the rest of this entry »

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I’d like to thank everyone who has participated in our grand 1 year anniversary and for those of you who have taken the time to celebrate with us by youtube-ing, facebooking and tweeting your hearts out.

First on the agenda, we have one lucky winner to announce. Congratulations goes to Jennyfer - you’ve been selected from our random draw to receive a free $10 gift card of your choice! Thanks so much for tweeting the news about Dealcetera’s contest on Twiiter. :D Please respond by e-mail and I’ll have your prize sent out right away. ;)

With one secondary prize down, we have one left on the go…

We’ve received a GREAT bunch of videos and now it’s up to Dealcetera’s readers to determine our grand prize winner. :D

It’s been an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to watch such a creative display of videos and I’m beyond appreciative of all the kind words and warm wishes that have been spoken. Huge thanks and *hugs* - yes, I’m a sap.. shhhh. lol.

I realize I’m a day late so between now and September 10th, Dealcetera readers will have the chance to vote for their favourite video.

Why should you vote? We need a winner! PLUS, your vote will count towards the final secondary draw for the chance to win $10. :D Please vote accordingly by posting in the comments below. One vote per person and yes, all participants are welcome to vote for themselves, ;) Note that ANY and ALL duplicate votes by the same IP will be disqualified.

Here are our finalists:

1. Happy Anniversary II by Ben
To vote for this video, type BEN or #1 in your response.


2. Parody - Paper coupons by Melinda
To vote for this video, type MELINDA or #2 in your response.


3. Dealcetera.com by Zero
To vote for this video, type ZERO or #3 in your response.


4. Dealcetera 1st Birthday by Joel
To vote for this video, type JOEL or #4 in your response.


Thanks once again to all participants and best of luck! :D

Voting ends on September 10th at 11:59 PM.

Both our grand prize winner of $100 and our secondary winner of $10 (selected randomly from all votes) will be announced on September 11th, 2009.

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Filed Under (Announcements) by Vicarious on 31-08-2009

Just a reminder for those who have not yet entered Dealcetera’s Anniversary contest that only a few hours remains on the clock.

Share your love for shopping and Dealcetera via a YouTube video and you could win $100!

The winner will be selected based on YOUR votes but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

At 12am EST tonight comments will be closed so please be sure to submit your entries in time.

PLUS 2 secondary prizes are up for grabs, one of which also ends at 12am EST tonight.

For full contest details, please click here to read in full.

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With one final day remaining, for those who haven’t got their video entries in - you’re in luck!

Over the course of the last couple of months we’ve received four submissions (so far) - one by Melinda and three from Ben. I had high hopes to at least receive ten entries and as such, to be fair to all participants had stipulated only one video per person would make the final ten - so we only have two eligible entries.

I realize many of you are probably out enjoying your summer holidays with family and friends and so I have decided to extend the contest period until the end of the month. For those interested in winning $100, keep on reading. :D


Win $100!!!

Here’s how:

  • Submit a YouTube video showing your love for Dealcetera and shopping.
    Ideas and suggestions:  

    • Feature your hottest buys
    • Songs, Poems, Art Pieces
    • Mini Fashion Show showcasing your shopping steals
    • Product reviews
    • Interviews
    • Shopping field trips showing how much you can save at a grocery store
    • Be as creative as you’d like!
  • You can enter as many times as you’d like, but only one per person will make the final ten.
  • Those who enter now, if we receive (for example) ten new entries from different people, only eight will be selected to round off our current entries by Melinda and Ben for a total of ten.
  • Each participant must include a link to their video(s) in the comments below.
  • Participants must also include a link back to this post in the “more info” section on YouTube.
  • Deadline: August 31st, 2009. Final.

All entries must remain within the terms and guidelines of YouTube.com. Dealcetera reserves the right to refuse and/or disqualify any entries which we deem as inappropriate.


Secondary Prizes: 2 x $10 gift cards!

Free $10 gift card to one person randomly selected from those who spread the word about Dealcetera and/or this contest via Twitter, Facebook, blogging - any way you’d like!

  • Enter as many times as you’d like.
  • To qualify, click here to comment with, “I’M FEELING LUCKY! and a link to each of your entries.
  • Deadline: August 31st, 2009.

Free $10 gift card to one person randomly selected from those vote for their favourite video from the top ten.

  • One vote per person.
  • Voting Period: September 2nd - 9th, 2009 at 12 AM EST.
  • Full details will be posted on September 2nd, 2009.

Winner will be announced on September 10th, 2009.

Click here for further details on Dealcetera’s Anniversary contest.

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Cake Beauty is coming to Dealcetera with exclusive discounts to Canada & US!

I’m excited to announce that Cake Beauty will be coming to Dealcetera with exclusive discounts for all of YOU! :D

On July 30th and 31st, Dealcetera’s readers and members can indulge in a decadent line-up of bath and beauty products that you and your loved ones can feel good about …and even better when Cake’s products will be sweetened with an extra slice of savings. ;)

Cake Beauty’s products are 100% Canadian-made, 90-95% natural and are entirely paraben and petrochemical free! But with any cake, they haven’t forgot the icing. Each product is accompanied by sophisticated packaging and characterized by clever namesakes so you can go on and cut your family and friends a slice too - they make great gifts!

I’ve recently purchased a few products and have just received a notice from Canada Post that my package has arrived.. Ahhh, I’m excited! I’m off to pick it up, can’t wait to give them a try and in the next few days I’ll feature the products I’ve purchased along with a review. :D

In the meantime, have a look at Cake Beauty’s ‘cake shoppe‘ to see what’s all in-store at CakeBeauty.com and don’t forget to return to Dealcetera on July 30th and 31st to take advantage of our exclusive offer! (We can’t tell you now, you’ll have to stay tuned. :P )

Oh! And be sure to pass on the news to your American friends, the offer will be extended to them too! :D

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Filed Under (Announcements) by Vicarious on 14-07-2009

I am possibly the sweetest person you’ll ever meet for those who take the time to get to know me. I believe in honesty and fairness, holding a strong set of morals. However, being nice has proven to be the wrong way to go.

Please forgive me for this rather unclassy post but enough is enough. I can’t sit here and keep quiet watching as my blog posts are outright copied.

This is where someone interjects here and says:

Oh, but deals are shared and borrowed all of the time.


But I’m subscribed to such and such. We all get the same e-mails.

I’m talking about plagiarism here - in full and in part. This includes the images that I upload in each post.

I take great pride in the posts that I share with all of you and put a great deal of work into each one by providing the details of each offer, researching beforehand, highlighting the best of the best and even taking the time to re-type all fine-print so that you don’t need to grab a magnifying glass, lol.

And a fun fact that most of you might not know, is that the images that I upload are photoshopped 90% of the time.

Including this one - which was copied from Dealcetera onto another blog:

Attention All Plagiarists...

Let’s zoom in shall we…

Attention All Plagiarists...

At a closer glance you’ll notice that I’ve carefully placed letters spelling out Dealcetera within the popcorn, and while zoomed out it would appear as nothing more than shading.. or maybe cheese.. LOL.

Photoshop is fun! Don’t you agree?

Unfortunately the above is only one example of 6 in the past 2 days. Mrsjanuary even had the nerve to PDF the above image to be used as a printable coupon, but we all know altered coupons means the offer then becomes null and void. As such, all images that are uploaded on Dealcetera from now on, as unfortunate as it is for me to say, will be tagged with Dealcetera.com.

In the meantime, I’d like to introduce you to.. *drumroll please*

The Shame List :D

Yep, I’ve decided to not be so nice anymore. These individuals have made the list as a result of plagiarism - which I do not condone. If you see any deals out there posted by these individuals, it likely originated here on Dealcetera.

  • mrsjanuary

  • shawnsgal

  • [removed as this person has apologized]


On a more positive note, for those of you who have supported Dealcetera, it truly means a lot! Thank you!

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Dealcetera’s going LIVE!

That’s right, we have a brand new section for all of our Dealcetera readers, subscribers and members.
Introducing our Vlog - hosted by none other than Andrea. :D

I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce Andrea (dredudes) as our Dealcetera YouTube correspondent.

Andrea’s no stranger to Dealcetera or to YouTube.

She was our lucky winner in our very first contest. She was also our inspiration for our current contest when we received a response like none other when she took the time to feature her reward and Dealcetera in a YouTube video. And now she can call Dealcetera home as our resident vlogger. :D

As a YouTuber she goes by dredudes concentrating on her love for cosmetics, while expanding on deals and life’s random moments. Her videos are full of life and personality, offering tips and her perspective in a manner that’s very personable and inviting. If you haven’t checked her out, you should definitely do so.

For those unfamiliar, a vlog is a series of entries, much alike a blog, but in video form. Andrea will be keeping us all informed, right here on Dealcetera through a series of YouTube videos. Features will include product reviews, the latest sales and deals, her savings and I’m sure much more - so you’re going to want to tune in!  The vlogs will be incorporated into our main blog right here, but you can also check her out by clicking our Vlog tab above.

Without any further ado, please make Andrea feel welcome! :D

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What? We can’t tell you!

When? Sat. June 20th, 2009!!!

Where? Right here! Dealcetera.com

Mark your calendars! Spread the word! Pass it on!

Be here on June 20th to find out!


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