Thursday, May 31, 2012

EAT! Vancouver Food & Cooking Festival (Jun 1-3)

If you know me, then you know I love to eat! I went to EAT! Vancouver for the first time last year and ever since, I couldn't wait for next year. EAT! is rolling into town, with the festival starting tomorrow, June 1st and going through the weekend. There will be tons of different foods to try, as well as cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, wine and beer tasting, and even a little something for pets! 

I made the mistake of eating lunch before I went last year and I ended up too full to eat much. There will be plenty of samples, as well as larger sized portions you can purchase with tickets, as well as take-home food items for purchase. EAT! is moving to BC Place Stadium this year, which is quite a large venue, so there will be plenty to see. 

The hours of the festival are:
Friday, June 1st: 2 - 9pm
Saturday, June 2nd: 10am - 9pm
Sunday, June 3rd: 10am - 5pm

Tickets are $16 at the door, but if you buy them online, you save $2. For tickets and more information about EAT! Vancouver, go here.

Nation Doughnut Day - Free Krispy Kreme

June 1 is National Doughnut Day and to celebrate, Krispy Kreme will be offering any one doughnut for free! This offer is valid at participating Krispy Kreme locations in US and Canada, while supplies last.

Moii Cafe Grand Opening - Free Crepes & Bubble Tea! (June 1-2

Moii Cafe is having a grand opening celebration by offering the first 100 customers through the door at 9am a free crepe on June 1st, and the first 100 at 11am a free bubble tea on June 2nd! The new location is on West Broadway (2967 W. Broadway). This little cafe serves sweet and savoury crepes and drinks.

For more information, visit the Moii Cafe Facebook page.

Save 10% on Movie Tickets on Tuesdays

Attention Cineplex Scene members! Starting June 5th, you will save 10% more on the price of Tuesday tickets! Theatres already offered discounted tickets (about $4 off the regular price) on Tuesdays, but now you can save more! Just in time for the summer blockbusters!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#Giveaway: Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files DVD (Canada)

Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files is coming out on DVD with Digital Copy and Perry Activity Pack on June 5th!

While Phineas and Ferb do it all to make every day the best day ever, evil lurks just around the corner! But there is hope for the unsuspecting citizens of Danville. Now, for the very first time, crack open the top-secret archives of O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) to expose... THE PERRY FILES!
Join Perry the Platypus–a.k.a. Agent P.–on his most exciting adventures as he thwarts his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, at every turn. With groovy gadgets, mad skills and his trademark brown fedora, this semi-aquatic, egg-layin’ mammal of action is unstoppable! Experience the hilarious havoc as he defends the Tristate Area against Doof’s “inators,” battles rogue agent “Dennis the Bunny,” and much more. When it comes to secret agents, Perry’s not only the real deal, he’s real teal!
·         Nerves of Teal: Do you have nerves of teal? Then OWCA (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) wants you! See if you have what it takes to become like Agent P in this spy recruiting video.
·         Platypus Tour: Take a look inside the Platybus, the traveling Phineas and Ferb exhibit that toured North America.


3 lucky readers will have a chance to win their own copy of "Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files DVD"! Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

Only 500 Scene Points for Movie (June 1-30)

From June 1 to 30th, Cineplex is cutting the amount of Scene points needed to redeem for a movie by half! Redeem for a free movie ticket with only 500 Scene points (normally 1,000 points)! This offer is only valid at SilverCity Metropolis and SilverCity Coquitlam. This offer even applies to UltraAVX, IMAX, VIP and 3D movies! There are tons of great movies out so act fast!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Free Nutella Heart Shaped Bread Cutter

Nutella is making breakfast fun by offering a free heart-shaped bread cutter. Just head on over to their Facebook page and enter the lot code L110LT. The cutter will be mailed to you in several weeks, while supplies last.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Free Men In Black Sunglasses @ Sears

From now until May 31, grab a Sears flyer and bring it to the men's customer service desk to receive a free pair of "Men In Black" sunglasses! This is to promote the new Men In Black 3 movie that came out today, as well as the Men In Black clothing line that Sears is carrying. There is a limit of one per customer, and while supplies last.

1/2 off Video Games @ Toys R Us

There are some good sale on video games this week at Toys R Us. Select games are 50% off. Here are some worth noting:

- Batman Arkham City (PS3) - $24.97
- Assassins Creed Revelations (PS3) - $19.97
- Gears of War 3 (XBox) - $29.97
- Fable III (Xbox) - $17.47

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nintendo DS Price Drop

The price of the Nintendo DSi has dropped $50 from $149.99 to only $99.99 this week. The DSi XL is also on sale for $129.99 ($40 off). This seems to be the permanent new price of these handheld consoles. The best deal this week is at Futureshop as they are offering a free pack of styluses with purchase as well.

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (May 26-27)

Attention comic book lovers! The Vancouver comic Arts Festival is happening this weekend - this festival will include local cartoonists with galleries, readings, panels and workshops. Admission is free and it's a great way to discover new indie cartoonists as well as meet publishers. For more information about the event, check out their website here.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Free Slurpee @ 7-Eleven (May 23)

Head on down to 7-Eleven on Wednesday, May 23, and if you're one of first 1000 guests between 11am - 7pm, you will receive a free 7.11 oz Slurpee! Perfect for this hot weather!

Interesting Article about Super Fruits

Everyday you hear about a new super fruit - blueberries, goji berries, acai berries, the list goes on. Here's an interesting article from Shave Magazine about the fact and fiction of super fruits:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash - Product Review

I have been using Dove body washes for a while now, though I usually buy the fruit scented ones (my favorites are the Dove Go Fresh) so when Klout offered a Dove Body wash perk, I was pretty pleased! The Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash has nutrium moisture, which means it contains 100% natural moisturizers that can be absorbed completely. It soap comes out thick, sort of like a lotion and smells really good. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and clean. Dove is a great name brand that I can trust and has a history of really great products for sensitive skin, so I would definitely recommend trying out the Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned above was provided through the Klout Perks program. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Seapotato and have not been influenced in any other way.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FEAST! Tofino (May 18 - Jun 2)

Feast! Tofino, a 16-day long series of culinary events to celebrate West Coast Vancouver Island boat-to-table cuisine. Feast brings together local and regional guest chefs, restaurants, fishermen, farmers, accommodation and activities. Tofino has an abundance of seafood and uses sustainable "boat-to-table" practices. Much like Dine Out Vancouver, Feast! Tofino will offer set menus priced at $29, $39 and $49.

There are several sections to the festival:

May 18 - May 25 - Salmon Festival Week
May 26 - June 2 - Spot Prawn Festival Week
June 1 - June 3 - Food & Wine Festival Weekend

For more information about FEAST! Tofino, check out their website here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Doritos 3rd Degree Burn @ 7-Eleven (May 17)

Doritos is coming out with a new flavor - 3rd Degree Burn - and you can try a free sample at 7-Eleven when it launches nationwide. Head on over to your nearest location to grab a sample of Doritos 3rd Degree Burn tortilla chips! Be sure to go early as I'm sure this promotion is while quantities last.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Diablo III Midnight Launch Party @ Best Buy (May 14)

Best Buy is holding midnight openings for the sale of Diablo III at several stores across Canada. There will also be a midnight launch party at the Cambie Street in Vancouver and Bay & Dundas in Toronto, starting at 9pm, May 14th. You can get your photo taken with a green screen and be embedded into the game, line up for a chance to win 1 of 2 Diablo III Collector's Editions and if you dress up, you will get the chance to win a gaming computer prize pack (computer, laptop, game)! For more details about the event, check out

iPad May-nia #Giveaway

Welcome to the iPAD May-nia Giveaway!
We are giving away the latest iPad to one lucky winner!

Bay Area Mommy has partnered with BeeSavy and some awesome bloggers to bring you this exciting giveaway for the most-coveted tablet out in the market!

BeeSavy is your digital personal shopping assistant that pays YOU for serving you! BeeSavy scours the internet to make sure you get the lowest prices on the products you want at the stores YOU love. The best part? BeeSavy gives you cashback on your purchases! Sweet! Check out their site to learn more!

To get a chance to win, enter using the form below.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Diablo III Midnight Launch @ Futureshop (May 14)

Diablo III is hitting stores on May 15th, and Futureshop is celebrating by holding a midnight launch. There will be launch parties at select locations in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. Dress up as your favorite character and get a chance to win some cool prizes, including an HP Elite Desktop, Diablo III Collector's Edition, and Steelseries Diablo III headset and mouse. There will also be other Diablo swag, including mousepads and t-shirts. Doors will open at 11:59pm on Monday, May 14th. Get a free Diablo III steelbook case when you purchase the game at midnight (minimum 10 per store) and $10 towards any game in June. For more information on the midnight launch, check out

Louis Vuitton #Giveaway


I am hosting an awesome contest along with some great bloggers with prize being a Louis Vuitton bag! Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

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Giveaway will run May 12 12:01 am EST thru June 12 11:59 pm EST

You have a lot of chances to WIN! Complete the mandatory entry and unlock the bonus entries.

Bonus entries are Facebook likes.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Song of Achilles - Book Review

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller, is a page-turning novel that brings us the back story of Achilles and his friend Patroclus. Set in Greece in the age of Gods and heros, Patroclus is introduced as an awkward and self-conscious young prince who accidentally kills a boy and is then exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. There, he is raised by King Peleus, the father of Achilles. Achilles is the complete opposite of Patroclus - handsome, strong, God-like. The two become close friends, and eventually, lovers. The Song of Achilles becomes a tale of love and betrayal, the long Trojan War serving as the backdrop.

Miller creates a complex character in Patroclus, and captures his insecurities and loneliness, his devotion to Achilles and to friendships. The scenes of war are exciting, with the young half-God Achilles discovering how perfectly he is made for war - Aristos Achaion, greatest of the Greeks. The interplay between Gods and mortals is mysterious, neither side ever in full control. The Song of Achilles weaves such a intense story that it`s hard not to get caught up in their world. If you love Greek myths, I strongly recommend The Song of Achilles, as it is a beautifully written story that gives readers a different look at the Trojan War.

Tech It Away - Recycle Electronics @ Best Buy

On May 26, select Best Buy locations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto will accept your old electronics to recycle through the Tech It Away program. You will also be entered to win a $1000 Best Buy gift card! This is a great opportunity to get rid of all your e-waste and divert it from the landfills.

Check out the Best Buy page to see what old electronics they are accepting and to find your nearest participating location.

Two PS3 Games for $40 @ London Drugs

London Drugs has a sale on PS3 games this week. Purchase any of the following two titles for $40 (or individually for $29.99 each):

- Little Big Planet
- Socom 4
- God of War III
- Heavy Rain
- Killzone 3

Free Mother's Day Card Event @ Old Navy (May 12)

Head onto Old Navy at Metrotown this Saturday, May 12th, for a free Mother's Day Card Making event for children ages 5-13. Children under 5 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Every 30 minutes, 6 kids will be led by Lora, their resident card maker in a card making session. This event is happening from 11am to 1pm.

Bonus Redemption @ Shoppers Drug Mart (May 12-13)

It's bonus redemption weekend at Shoppers Drug Mart! Hopefully you all racked up the points during the 20x the points event last week! Redeem 50,000 points for $100 or 95,000 for $200 off, this Saturday and Sunday only! Make sure you go early if you are looking for electronics or big ticket items (game consoles, cameras, video games, etc) as they tend to sell out quite quickly during a bonus redemption weekend.

In-Store LEGO Building Event @ Toys R Us (May 12)

In celebration of Mother's Day, Toys R Us is offering an in-store LEGO event! Join them in-store on Saturday, May 12 from 11am to 2pm to build a LEGO picture frame for your mum. Kids under 5 can build a LEGO Duplo heart. There will only be a limited number (100 picture frames, 50 hearts) per store so go early!

Bistro 101

I visited Bistro 101 at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where the school’s professional Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students get experience preparing the food and serving in a restaurant setting. Located just at the edge of Granville Island, the restaurant offers a beautiful view of the harbour and is a perfect place to visit after stroll on Granville Island. 

Bistro 101 allows culinary students to gain "real life" experience cooking and serving at this restaurant.
Bistro 101 features a different menu everyday.
A delicious bread basket to start off your meal. There are four different type of breads.
An amuse bouche - Salmon tartare.
Mahi Mahi Fish Taco - beer battered mahi mahi with cabbage, sweetcorn salsa and chipotle mayo.
Sauteed Tiger Prawns with sesame coleslaw, cucumber coulis and toasted almonds.
Thai Coconut Soup. Kaffir lime, galangal ginger, red peppers, cilantro.
Chicken Scallopini with mashed potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and lemon caper sauce.
Seafood Gnocchi with braised octopus, steelhead trout, asparagus and rose sauce.
Chocolate Cake with mocha mousse and cream cheese icing and bourbon caramel sauce. The sugar cage over the cake was very pretty, as was the cocoa powder maple leaf!
S'mores Chocolate Pot with a mashmallow fluff and homemade graham crackers.
Overall, the food was all very delicious and beautifully prepared. The lemon caper sauce of the Chicken Scallopini was too sour, which overpowered the taste of the chicken, which was unfortunate, and the carrots could have cooked for a minute or two more. The chicken also seemed to be sitting in a ring of grease, so this was the only dish that was not up to par. The service was great, and the students were eager to help and answer questions. I will definitely come back to try another menu soon!

Bistro 101 offers a 3-course meal for only $24. For more information or to make reservations, visit

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Neutrogena Canada 60th Birthday Celebration - 5 Free Samples

Neutrogena Canada is celebrating their 60th birthday by offering 5 free trial sample sized Neutrogena products or coupons. There are 10 items you can choose from - just pick any five you want to make a personalized kit.  The samples will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

EP!C - Sustainable Living Expo (May 11 - 13)

The EP!C Sustainable Living Expo is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre tomorrow, May 11th until May 13th. There will be over 300 exhibitors at the expo that showcases sustainable ideas, smart shopping and entertainment. There are plenty of things to see and it's always very cool to learn about new products in the market for green living. There will be something for everyone - some exhibitors include Whole Foods Market, BC Hydro, Car2Go, LUSH Cosmetics, and YYOGA. There will also be presentations on the Main Stage everyday, covering a variety of topics of sustainable and green living. Whole Foods Market is also presenting the EPICurean stage, where you can get tips from chefs and nutrition experts about seasonal and sustainable cuisine. New this year is the EPICatwalk, a daily fashion show for sustainable styles!

Tickets to EP!C are $15 at the door, but I have a special code you can use to save $5 if you purchase your ticket online! Get your tickets here and use code GLOBE2012 at the checkout. Find out the details about the expo and the show schedule

Free Tea @ David's Tea For Nurses/Moms (May 12-13)

David's Tea is offering free tea to nurses in celebration of International Nurses Day on Saturday, May 12th. And of course, Sunday May 13th is Mother's Day, so there will be free tea for all moms too! Mosey on down to your local store to celebrate!

Vancouver Comic Con (May 13)

If you're like me and still love reading comics, you'll be interested to know that the Vancouver Comic Con is happening this Sunday, May 13th from 11 to 5pm at the Heritage Hall on Main St. Admission is $4 and kids under 14 are free.  Donate new or gently-used comics for free admission to the show - the comics collected will be donated to Vancouver schools. There will be special guests including Joe Keatinge and Moritat. There will also be hourly  door prizes! For more details, check out

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Rock of Ages - Welcome Back to the 80's!

Plenty of classic 80's hits are featured in Rock of Ages, presented by Broadway Across Canada at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Rock of Ages centres around a small town girl, Sherrie (Shannon Mullen), who meets a city boy, Drew (Dominique Scott) in a rock club on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. They fall in love, set to hits by Whitesnake, Journey, and Bon Jovi. With the great songs, long hair and makeup and acid-washed denim, there is never a dull moment!

Photo credit: Broadway Across Canada
The second act was especially good, with many full ensemble songs that showcased everyone's talent. Some of my favorites included We Built This City (Starship), Here I Go Again (Whitesnake) and the closing number, Don't Stop Believin' (Journey), which ended with a standing ovation.

What makes a night of 80's rock music more fun? Dressing in 80's wear!
Photo credit: Natalievana
Rock of Ages is a very fun musical to watch, and will have you singing along in your seat as you relive the 80's. So pull out your jean jacket and leg warmers and grab a friend - Rock of Ages will only be in Vancouver until May 13th. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower #Giveaway - (US)

Welcome to the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway!

Bright Starts and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa-Mom have teamed to offer an amazing Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Collection giveaway to one lucky reader!

This includes the Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair, Playard, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing and Saucer making this truly the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift.

Special thank you to the wonderful bloggers who made this possible including our co-hosts: To Sew with Love, The Lucky Ladybug and Mom Blog Society.
There are great prizes to be won, good luck to everyone who enters!

Big smiles and bright adventures go hand in hand in this exciting, fun-filled collection!

Take a walk on the sunny side-where baby gear goes together in delightful new ways. It's a win for infants and parents alike, with irresistable jungle characters adorning an array of fun coordinated products you'll use every day.  Each piece of the collection does its job charmingly, with non-stop fun at an unbeatable value.

The Bright Starts Sunnyside Collection is available at Wal-Mart!

Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair
A good high chair is a must for moms, and Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Chair Top High Chair is as good as they come!  It does what a full-sized model does and more, adjusting to four different heights (and nearly any table), reclining to three positions, and converting to a booster seat for smooth transition to the toddler years.
The reversible seat pad is made of stain-resistant fabric you can wipe clean or machine-wash.  The removable Stay Level Tray™ remains flat even when the seat is reclining.  All this, plus the friendly characters of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection.  Make mealtime and snack time more enjoyable for baby and you.  Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Convenient 2 piece reversible seat pad is made of stain resistant fabric that is wipeable and machine washable
  • 4 height positions to fit most table sizes
  • 3 position recline
  • Removable Stay Level Tray™ remains level even when seat is reclined
  • 3 locking positions to grow with baby
  • Built-in holders are convenient for drinks or snacks
  • Converts to booster for easy toddler transition
  • 5 point convertible safety harness

Sunnyside Safari™ Playard
A bright, sunny place for baby to rest, play, get a quick diaper change and spend a few moments with some friendly jungle pals!  That's the Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Playard.  This playard includes a removable bassinet with our time-saving One Less Step™ feature for easy fold-and-go mobility.
There's a convenient changing table, a handy side storage pocket, easy-roll wheels, a travel bag, plus a colorful toy bar to delight baby.  And like all Bright Starts™ products, this playard is an unbeatable value.  Part of our coordinated Sunnyside Safari™ Collection.  Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Removable bassinet with One Less Step™ to quickly fold and go
  • Convenient changing table
  • Toy bar with 2 fun toys
  • Side storage pocket
  • Wheels for easy portability
  • Includes travel bag

Sunnyside Safari™ Plug in Sway & Swing™
Some swings go back and forth.  Some go side to side.  This one does both—and does it with music, toys, and delightful jungle style.  With a seat designed for 180° rotation, allowing three swing directions, the Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Plug in Sway & Swing™ uses our unique TrueSpeed™ technology to sense baby's weight and adjust for consistent speed—so it grows along with baby.
The swing also boasts a volume-adjustable 20 minutes of melodies and nature sounds, an overhead mobile—even an AC adaptor to save on battery expense.  And it features the fun and engaging characters of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection.  Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:
  • Seat rotates 180° for 3 swing directions
  • TrueSpeed™ technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
  • Mobiles with 2 playtime toys easily pivots out of the way
  • 20 minutes of melodies and nature sounds with volume control and auto shut-off
  • AC adaptor saves money on batteries
  • Swing time with 3 settings: 30, 45 and 60 minutes
  • Whisper Quiet™ operation  
  • 5 point harness
  • Machine washable seat pad
  • Non-slip feet

Sunnyside Safari™ Portable Swing
Find baby's favorite speed with this innovative portable swing.  The Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Portable Swing is a win for parents and babies—from its machine-washable padded seat right down to its bright yellow, non-slip feet.  With six distinct speeds to choose from, you'll find it easy to suit your little one's mood—and our patented TrueSpeed™ technology keeps those speeds consistent even as baby grows.
The Comfort Recline™ seat gives you a choice of two positions, and WhisperQuiet™ operation makes this swing silent in use.  Wrap it all up in the super-fun animal decor and you've got a perfect travel companion. Part of Bright Starts™’ Sunnyside Safari™ Collection.  Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

  • TrueSpeed™ Technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
  • Comfort Recline™ seat with 2 positions
  • Whisper Quiet™ operation
  • Easily folds for storage or travel
  • 5 point harness
  • Machine washable seat pad
  • Non-slip feet

Sunnyside Safari™ Saucer
This is where babies go for serious fun.  A Walmart exclusive, the 7-activity Bright Starts™ Sunnyside Safari™ Saucer offers entertainment options galore—and a lighthearted jungle theme with fun characters you'll adore.
The seat rotates a full 360° for endless interaction with the activity stations. Twin overhead toy arms provide even more entertainment options.  And the three different height positions make this one saucer your baby won't soon outgrow.  Four link loops mean still more toys can be attached.  Part of the Sunnyside Safari™ Collection, this saucer will quickly become a family favorite.  Start the fun with Bright Starts!™

Product Features:

  • 3 adjustable height positions allows entertainer to grow with baby
  • Seat rotates 360° for nonstop interaction with 7 activity stations
  • 2 overhead toy bar arms with mirror, hanging toy and fabric crinkle leaves
  • Hanging elephant toy
  • Bendy giraffe teething stalk
  • Bead chaser with easy to grip textured beads
  • Lion popper with spiraling beads
  • Rotating ladybug barrels with fun textures and beads
  • Rocking toucan on leaf stalk
  • 4 link loops for attaching more toys
  • Lays flat for storage
  • Built-in toy tray is easy to clean

Giveaway starts on May 7 at 12:01AM and ends May 28 at 11:59PM. Open to the US residents only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Enter to win the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway including the Sunnyside Safari Collection on the rafflecopter form below.

Save $10 wub $50 @ Shoppers Drug Mart (May 8)

Just in time for your large Mother's Day purchase, Shoppers Drug Mart has a coupon valid one day only, May 8th, where you can save $10 off a $50 purchase. Of course there are limitations, so make sure to read the fine print. The coupon does not apply to prestige cosmetics (so I may be out of luck!). Print your coupon off here.

50% off All Rockstar Games @ Best Buy (May 7-10)

For 4 days only, Best Buy is offering Reward Zone Gamers Club members 50% off all Rockstar games. The games include Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes from Liberty City: The Complete Edition, Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire for PS3 and Xbox 360. Just print out this coupon and each game will be $14.99. I hope you can keep up with all these video game deals this week!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Spot Prawn Festival @ Granville Island #spotprawn2012

I headed down to the Fisherman's Wharf this weekend to check out the Spot Prawn Festival. This is an annual festival where everyone comes down to enjoy some boiled spot prawns, prepared by the city's top chef's. This festival kicks off the BC spot prawn season, which lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. You also have the opportunity to purchase live prawns straight from the boats at the dock! There were tons of people there, and the food looked and smelled delicious. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to purchase a food ticket in time and they were sold out by the time I arrived.

I haven't been to Granville Island in a long time!

Fisherman's Whaf
Some live spot prawns.
Alive and kicking!
The Vancouver Aquarium was there to promote their Ocean Wise program. Luckily these spot prawns are Ocean Wise, so it's okay to eat. ;)
A wooden statue of a heron.
Boiled spot prawns.
People enjoying their plates - 3 spot prawns, with sides of potato salad, rolls, chick peas and salad.
Since I wasn't able to get any prawns, I wandered on over to Granville Island in search of sustenance. I stumbled upon Terra Breads and I just couldn't resist their delicious looking baked goodies!
Nothing like some fresh baked bread.
3 kinds of Focaccia breads. I tried the one in the middle - cheese and herb.
Mocha flavored macaroon. It was so good!
Sweet baked goods. The Apple Focaccia in the corner is something I want to try next.
Those tarts look really tasty.

PS3 Games $9.97 @ Superstore

Here are a few more great deals on video games this week! Superstore has Killzone 3 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Game of the Year Edition) for PS3 both $20 off for only $9.97! As well, The Fight for PS3 is $9.97 ($10 off original price). These are some pretty amazing prices if you ask me!

#FCBD Haul

How did you make out yesterday for Free Comic Book Day? I know what I'm going to be doing for the next few days!

Assassin's Creed Revelations - $29.83 @ Walmart

This week seems to be full of video game deals! Here's another one from Walmart. Assassin's Creed Revelations for Xbox 360 and PS3 are both on sale for only $29.83, which is 50% off the original price of $59.99. Remember you can price match at other electronic stores to get an additional 10% off the price difference to save even more!

20x Optimum Points @ Shoppers Drug Mart (May 5-11)

This week at Shoppers Drug Mart, when you spend $75 or more on cosmetics or fragrances, you will receive 20x the Shoppers Optimum Points. Since Mother's Day is coming up, this is the perfect opportunity to buy her gift as well as rack up the points.

20x the points can actually add up quite quickly. I am going to be purchasing an item that is $96 for my mum, so instead of getting only 960 Optimum points, I will be receiving 19,200 points, which is worth $34.36 if you redeem at the maximum level (95,000 points = $170). But if you're like me and a savvy shopper, you will wait to redeem your points on a Bonus Redemption day, in which case, those points are worth $40.42 (95,000 points = $200). And if you're really patient, and wait for a Mega-Bonus Redemption day (which only happens once a year!), those 19,200 points will be equivalent to $50.53. So if you do the math, I'm actually only going to be paying only about half of what the original product will be worth!

If you don't collect Shoppers Optimum Points, this is a great week to sign up!

Nintendo Selects - $14.83 @ Walmart

A while back, Nintendo repackaged some of their hit Wii games as Nintendo Selects, with a price point of $19.99 per game instead of $59.99. It was a pretty amazing price drop for the exact same game, and I almost wished I didn't purchase the games when they first came out so that I could get them at this great price. Almost.

This week, Walmart has the games on sale - so you save even more! Only $14.83 for what I think are some of the Nintendo Wii's best games. The games available are:

- Mario Super Sluggers
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Super Paper Mario (love this game!)
- Mario Strikers Charged
- Zelda Twilight Princess
- Animal Crossing
- Punch Out
- Wii Sports

Time to stock up on video games, I think!

Batman Arkham City - $29.99 @ Futureshop

This week, Futureshop has Batman Arkham City for Xbox on for only $29.99, $20 off the original price. This is a relatively new game, so it's a a great time to buy it if you've been waiting for the game to drop in price. Remember you can price match at other electronic stores if Futureshop is out of stock.


I went to Caché last Friday to celebrate my sister's birthday. Tucked away in a corner of Yaletown, Caché is a quaint little bistro and lounge, offering a French fusion menu that includes interesting and delicious dishes. 

Pan seared wild Coho salmon with lemon glaze, sauteed green beans and coconut rice.
Chocolate mousse mango lava cake.
This is only what I ate - I didn't take a picture of the other dishes, but they were all very nicely presented and there was a unanimous agreement that the entrees were delicious. The mango lava cake was to die for! With a new menu rolled out for the spring, Caché should be added to your list of restaurants to try!

Dove Beauty Bar - Product Review

Dove White Beauty Bar contains 1/4 moisturizing cream so it's creamier when you use it. Like all Dove soaps, the scent is very pleasant and lingers on your skin after your shower. I think the Dove Beauty Bar would be great to travel with - I usually don't use soap to clean my face but because it is a softer soap with moisturizing cream, it did not dry out my skin. It lathers up well and washes off clean. The Beauty Bar left my skin feeling very soft and fresh. Because Dove Soap is very soft, I seem to go through one bar faster than other soaps. I have been using Dove soap for as long as I can remember, so I would definitely recommend it! Also try the Go Fresh Dove soaps - the scents are amazing!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned above was given free of charge as part of ChickAdvisor’s Product Review Club. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Seapotato and have not been influenced in any other way.