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Pharmaplus Gift Card Offer

Select Rexall Pharmaplus stores will be offering 10% discounts on $50 iTunes cards until May 12th, 2016. Consult your local flyer for details by clicking here.

Fort McMurray – Where to Donate ?

Like most Canadians I have been shocked by the events in Fort McMurray, Alberta and thought i’d post an entry on this blog dedicated to how one can help the nearly 100,000 displaced residents of this area.

The Canadian Red Cross is currently on site and are of course accepting donations via a special web page and via text. To donate via the web site click here and to donate $5 text REDCROSS to 30333.

Monetary donations are also accepted via the Salvation Army by clicking here. Alberta residents wishing to volunteer through this organization can do so by clicking here.

Most of the evacuated residents are expected to go to Edmonton so that city’s local food bank is requesting local food donations and volunteers. Click here to donate food and to volunteer. Click here to make a donation.

The Edmonton Emergency Relief Society is also looking for volunteers, monetary donations and various non food items. A list of the later can be found by clicking here, where instructions to volunteer can also be found. To donate funds to this charity click here.

Alberta residents that can take in the evacuated can look for details on a special Facebook group dedicated to this aid by clicking here.

The situation is only getting worse as communities that welcomed the evacuees just south of the town are now being evacuated themselves because of a shift in the winds. And it appears that several thousand people could be stranded north of Fort McMurray if the bridges spanning the Athabasca River are lost.

Any help will likely be appreciated.

May The 4th – Star Wars Day !

It’s Star Wars Day so I thought i’d give you guys a heads up on the specials that are out there :

Amazon.ca will of course offer quite a few discounts today on Star Wars blu-rays, DVDs, CDs and toys, as will chapters.indigo.ca and Lego.

iTunes is offering up to 50% discounts on Star Wars themed apps and games. And perhaps you can find deals in the States at Alibisicon, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BetterWorldBooks.com, EntertainmentEarth.com and Second Spinicon because our dollar is slowly climbing at 79 cents. But don’t forget deals can also be had in Great Britain.

Although our dollar is basically only worth half a British Pound at the moment and their blu-rays and DVDs are not compatible with most North American equipment, you’ll find that some deals can be had at Amazon U.K on t-shirts, posters, memorabilia, etc. And their shipping is generally cheaper and quicker than that of the United States.

CraveTV – First Thoughts

So I had finally decided to take a look at CraveTV, the streaming service that offers television programs and documentaries online and thought i’d give you my first thoughts on it.

Although I like having access to some concerts, music documentaries and the “Classic Albums” and “Behind The Music” television programs, it still feels like more can be done with the service.

At $7.99 it is quite affordable but unlike Shomi and Netflix, it only has a few feature films. And although I am tempted to remain subscribed for the extensive Monty Python, Absolutely Fabulous and Star Trek television program libraries, I don’t think I will remain on this service for long.

Like Netflix, there is just too little to watch on the service and i’ve already watched what I really wanted to within a month. The rest I already have on DVD or blu-ray.

CraveTV also would have held my attention longer if it wasn’t missing the Mythbusters episodes from 2011 and on. I’ve already watched the Seasons 5,6 and 7 episodes they have on Discovery Science and I get that channel for three bucks a month.

Perhaps I will rejoin in November and December to avoid the Christmas programming but I think all of the streaming services will need to add more television episodes, feature films and European releases to keep me subscribed for a longer period than three months.

Paypal Gift Card Offer

Canadian who use Paypal can enjoy a 10% discount on $25, $50 and $100 iTunes gift cards until December 22nd, 2016 (11:59pm Eastern) by clicking here. Enjoy.

New Audio Device On Indigogo

The Nativ Vita is an all-in-one tabletop touchscreen device that streams high resolution music and music videos to televisions and audio devices.

It has 4 TB of storage and streams music and videos from Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube, Pandora and other services. And you can get more information about this device by clicking here.