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It’s back to school time! Just some fun reminders of the basics of getting deals:

1.  Freecycle has loads of stuff For FREE.   For example, on the back-to-school theme, just this weekend there were

  • 2 working printers being offered
  • 2 desks (1 was Ikea)
  • and a telescope.

2. Craigslist freestuff yielded

  • a couple cases of BOOST shakes (think: 1st year university)
  • a Heintzman upright piano (anyone starting piano lessons?  Heintzmans are typically very good pianos – I have one!)
  •  and a free Winnebago if you can’t afford student housing (or you could live in Main Library at UBC like one dude when I was there).

3.  But if really, really what you want to do is  take a course on Lego Robotics from M.I.T., well you can do that too, for free.

Readers: any good freebies/deals that you know of coming up?  Esp. relating to back-to-school?

Photo Credit: KnottyBoy


How supercool is this:

Walk-in or Drive-in Movies coming to Gastown this Sept.

Free for all! (and I’m inviting some of my marginalized neighbours For Sure.)

Roof level, EasyPark parkade, 150 Water Street, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, September 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2008.
All screenings start 8:30 pm. Gates open at 7:30pm

September 3rd:
Hard Core Logo
Preceded by Marina Roy and Natasha McHardy’s Alice & Martha
Meet the Filmmakers Marina Roy and Natasha McHardy afterwards
at “The Lamplighter” 92 Water Street

September 10th:
Fetching Cody directed and written by David Ray
Preceded by Mark Lewis’sTwo Impossible Films
Meet the Filmmaker, David Ray and producer Carolyn Allain afterwards
at “The Irish Heather” 210 Carrall Street

September 17th:
Eve and the Fire Horse
Preceded by Yun Lam Li’s The Reincarnation of W
Meet the Filmmaker, Yun Lam Li, afterwards
at “Salt Tasting Room” 45 Blood Alley

Props to the sponsors

The Vancouver Foundation, Gastown Business Improvement Society, ParkingSpot.ca, MCL Motor Cars
Salt Tasting Room, The Irish Heather, The Lamplighter
The First Weekend Club, Videomatica

I don’t want to pimp my bank (ie. my fabulous day job) too much on my blog, but some inside scoop:

Starting this fall (mid Sept) Citizens Bank of Canada will be dropping its monthly fees for the chequing account,


when you travel, you can withdraw at any ATM with no charge from us (can’t control what the other bank does – but any EXCHANGE network will be free on their end too).

So if you want a no-fee chequing account,

unlimited point-of-sale

unlimited atm (Canada: all EXCHANGE = most credit union machines, all HSBC machines, all Nat’l Bank of Canada; Int’l per above)

cheques themselves are free,

email me at nancy underscore zimmerman at citizens bank (all one word) dot canada (abbreviated) and I’ll see if I can get you set up even before we formally roll it out in Sept.


I did the Snopes check. This one, folks, is true.

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