Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kids Eat FREE Today & You Get to Support Your Local Food Bank ‘Corus Feeds Kids” Complete List of 2014 Dates



This is a great promotion that Harvey’s, Corus Feeds Kids, The Beat and Dave FM have put together and I support it whenever I can. It’s what I like to call a Win Win for everyone involved.

You get a break from the drudgery of dinner duty for a night…

Your kids get to eat out…

…and best of all, the Food Bank gets a donation on your behalf!

What’s not to like?

Mark this one on your calendars and with any luck, you will get there eventually!

The Offer

With every adult meal purchased, a child aged 10 and under can eat for free from the kids menu (maximum value $6.99) and Harvey’s restaurant will donate the retail cash value of every kid’s meal, to the local food banks to purchase kid friendly food.

Complete List of 2014 Dates:

Wednesday January 29th – Wednesday February 26th

Wednesday March 26th – Wednesday April 30th

Wednesday May 28th – Wednesday June 25th

Wednesday July 30th  – Wednesday August 27th

Wednesday September 24th  – Wednesday October 29th

Wednesday November 26th

Kids Eat FREE on the above mentioned selected days at participating Harvey’s restaurants in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Fergus will donate the retail cash value of every kid’s meal to the Food Bank of Waterloo RegionCambridge Food BankGuelph Food Bank andFergus Food Bank!*Dine in only  * One children’s menu meal per adult meal purchased

During the Corus Feeds Kids – Kids Eat Free, every family that participates will receive one ballot to be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift certificate from Harvey’s.

Supported by Harvey’s, 91.5 The BEAT, 107.5 Dave FM and Corus Entertainment.

Limit one ballot per family, per day.

About Corus Feeds Kids

Corus Feeds Kids is a national initiative focused on nourishing children’s bodies and minds by providing proper nourishment needed for healthy development and long term success. Corus Feeds Kids’ goal is to raise $3 million and contribute 3,000 employee hours in three years.

Highlighting the campaign is Corus Feeds Kids Day, a day dedicated to raising funds for our local food bank partners.  Using the megaphone of our national TV brands, radio services and online assets, we will raise awareness and drive audiences to donate to their local food banks, and help alleviate childhood hunger in Canada.

Build a Race Car – FREE Home Depot Building Workshop Saturday, Feb 8th, 2014


The latest in this monthly free workshop series at your local Home Depot.  This week help your child build this cool race car! What a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your child while creating something special that they get to take home and be proud of. You must pre-register but the workshops are totally FREE! (see link below)

Saturday February 8th, 2014 Workshop

Build a Race Car

Build a Race Car

Workshop Duration: 2 Hour window to stop by the store but the actual project will take half an hour or less so come by anytime in the 2 hr time slot.


Kids will learn how to build a race car with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

  • A great free activity for children ages 4-12
  • Kids will learn how to build a race car using a hammer and glue
  • Offered at your local Home Depot stores between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, (when available) and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering on-line to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

Workshop Duration: 2 Hours

Click here to register online.only takes about 2 minutes!

Another fabulous & FREE kids project brought to you by The Bargain Huning Momma!

FREE Marvel Avengers App for the Gaming Superhero in your Life



Here’s a sweet deal if you need a little more Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America or Thor in your life… The Marvel Avengers Alliance App is being offered for a very limited time for FREE– regular price is $7.00!

Good for anyone with an Apple product such as: iPhone, iPad, iTouch. .Don’t delay.. the FREE deal ends at tomorrow – Wednesday January 29th at Noon EST. 


Dance Deals this weekend at Kitchener’s ‘Inspirations Dancewear’ Blowout! Online & InStore





As any smart dance Mom knows, when the dance stores have sales, you have to take advantage because dancing one expensive sport! 


Celebrate the Joy of Reading with Family Literacy Day 2014 Waterloo Region Sunday January 26th



Celebrate the joy of reading & join in the fun of the 16th Annual Family Literacy Day on Sunday January 26, 2014

11 am to 4:30 pm at Conestoga Mall, Waterloo.


Free activities including crafts, face painting, games, celebrity readings, information booths & don’t forget the always energetic musical stylings of Eric Traplin.  

For more information, contact: or 519-570-3054.Image

FREE Hockey Cards for Everyone! National Hockey Card Day in Canada!


2014 Upper Deck National Hockey Card Day

Waterloo Region Locations

Upper Deck’s National Hockey Card Day set returns in 2014. Fans can get a FREE five-card pack from participating hobby shops on Saturday, January 18 throughout Canada.

To Celebrate UD’s NHL Double Rookie Class the product will feature twice as many rookies as in year’s prior.

Don’t miss Upper Deck’s 2014 National Hockey Card Day

CloutsnCharra – 645 Victoria St North (near Edna intersection on right side heading to Guelph in-between the SAAB Dealership and Natural Sound/Bojangles Plaza across from KW Surplus. It is not easy to see from the road at all ….

**In-store Special – A special 21st card is available as a gift with a $10 Upper Deck purchase while supplies last featuring two top Canadian-born rookies! Also look for surprise autograph cards randomly inserted into the packs!

Come in our store on Saturday and have a chance to win a signed helmet. It’s signed by all of the 13-14 rookies.


J&J Collectibles – 230 Weber St West, Waterloo near University Ave in the blue castle


Lookin For Heroes – 83 Ontario Street South, downtown Kitchener across from the bus station.

Lookin' For Heroes's photo.

Escape Winter with the Jet Blue 2-Day Sale!


‘Cold enough for ya?’ How many times have you heard that in the past few weeks…If yo are sick of the ice and snow and freezing rain and have it on your radar to take a winter vacation, here’s your chance! Two day sale now on with Jet Blue Airways. This is my #1 choice for flying since it is the closest US airport to KW and no matter what, prices tend to be about 50% less than flying in Canada.


I’ve been a fan of Jet Blue for many years now and have flown with this airline many times. I wrote about it about a year and half ago and you can read my post here.. Here are some of the reasons I love Jet Blue and why this is a good chance to take advantage of their mid-winter seat sale.. they don’t have a lot of sales so take a peek.


Seats are roomier than most.

Lots of legroom.

Free snacks.

Every passenger gets their own TV’s with lots of channels – a lifesaver when travelling with kids.

Excellent customer service and very  friendly staff.

First bag checked free for every traveller and free carry ons.

Get Outdoors & Enjoy a FREE Nature Program – Winter Wildlife Tracking Sunday February 2nd 2014



City of Kitchener.. Upcoming outdoor events at the Huron Natural Area

Did you know that the City of Kitchener has many beautiful natural areas within the city for your enjoyment? One of the newer ones, the city’s largest, that I discovered a few years ago is the Huron Natural Area. It is a large 107-hectare site and is located at 801 Trillium Dr., on the far south side of the city (near Doon and newer Huron area) accessible off of Homer Watson Boulevard. Features include:

  • Strasburg Creek, one of our only coldwater streams
  • Provincially significant wetlands, forest, meadows and significant species
  • Scenic hiking trails, boardwalks and lookout areas
  • An amazing natural and cultural history

The trails are quite lovely and our family found it quite an awe-inspiring adventure right in the city.

 Winter 2014

Winter Wildlife Tracking – just show up!

  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 2014; 1 p.m. – Winter wildlife tracking. Learn how to recognize some of the common winter animal tracks and enjoy a leisurely hike through the forests and fields of the Huron Natural Area. All ages welcome!  Be prepared for outdoor conditions. Meet at the front entrance picnic shelter.

Owls in KW Natural Areas! (Must pre-register..)

  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014; 7-9 p.m. – Owls in Kitchener’s natural areas. Spend an evening learning about the different owls that live in Kitchener’s natural areas.  We will begin with an indoor slideshow and then head outside to call and search for local owl species. All ages welcome!  Be prepared for outdoor conditions. Meet in the school portable near the main entrance parking lot. WAITING LIST – LIMITED SPACE –REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Rainbow Loom Day at Scholar’s Choice Stores… Saturday, January 11th. FREE Demos & Make & Takes



You must have heard of the hottest new crafting trend by now.. rainbow looms. If you haven’t, here’s your chance to check it out.  Rainbow Loom Day is happening at all Scholar’s Choice stores across Canada today January 11th. The details listed here are specific to the Kitchener store but I’m told all the stores are doing something similar. Call you local store for details of what is happening in your city.

Rainbow Loom Day at Scholar’s Choice Stores… 

Saturday January 11th.

FREE Demos & Make & Takes

11 – 4 pm


Rainbow Loom bracelet made from rubber bands in pink, orange, purple, neon green and glowing in the dark bands. stretchable.

Sale on for members

  • 20% off all craft kids includes loom and elastics & charms & everything  to do with looming
  • Special Today – Spend $10 on accessories and get a FREE bag of elastics 

Kitchener Store

Scholar’s Choice KITCHENER
1187 Fischer Hallman Road
Unit #430
N2E 4H9 (519) 894-2021