If you haven't been to Roberts yet, you are missing out. I go do all my bulk meat shopping here. I also get desserts and frozen foods here. They always have bogo deals, as well as fantastic prices on other things. Cat food in cans are 3.99 for a case of 24. Lunchmates 12 for 1.99. I usually spend over 100.00 every visit but it lasts us so long. I get 5 pounds of frozen french fries for 6.00. Also cheese balls, hot dogs, and a lot of other crazy deals.It's worth the trip out there to stock up :)
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Waterloo Public Library - Main Library
Jan 25, 2008
The library? I mean honestly who goes there anymore? I DO. I love this little library. It has dvds, cds, books on cd, comics, newspapers, new release books, large print and so much more. I can send my request online and reserve whatever book I am looking for. If they don't have it, then they will get it from the other libraries.I even get an email when it comes in. There is free parking even.Generally the ladies will suggest a book for me, if I can't find anything. And they are usually dead on with my taste.Fast read books offers a great turn around so that you don't have to wait long for a newer book.. Libraries in general are a great place to visit, but this one is tops in my books ;)
Been a dream of mine and my hubbys to own a old toy store. When we walked into Heroes we were both blown away.Amazing selection of vintage toys especally gi joe and star wars. They have every comic book known to man as well as books.I was able to find the stephen king comic books the dark tower that i've been looking for.Worth the trip into London just to go to this store. I also believe they are selling at the US price right now!
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Jan 25, 2008
Had the pleasure of going to a concert here the other night. The building itself is huge but the club is smaller. It used to be a theatre back in the day. I didnt like that you had to venture up the stairs to go to the bathroom. Could be a problem if you were drinking. Which I thankfully wasn't. I did like that there were booths set up on the right hand side that you could sit down at and still enjoy the show.The dance floor was huge and there was enough places to get drinks if you needed too, without a long wait.Leather sofas were all over the place and really cool mirrors.We had to wait for a while to get in, and cameras weren't allowed. Although i did sneek mine in (photos to come).I'd love to go back and see a smaller band play there and hopefully i'd have a good time again :)
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Jan 25, 2008
So I used to work at this Pet Valu. We didn't carry animals but offered a wide selection of products.I loved the customer service we provided. Which included carry out service. When we didn't know the answer to your questions, we would find someone who did.In 2006 the store was chosen to expand because of the sales. I still shop at any pet valu especially when I have a coupon. The cash is set up so that the customer doesn't pay taxes, which is important.The vast amount of dog food and cat food was enough to make anyones head spin, but we were trained to narrow down the choices that the customer has. This company was great to work for, and offered above average wages, not to mention benefits. I hope to some day return to such a job :)
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A Second Look Books
Jan 25, 2008
Because I had my own used bookstore, I'm always on the look out for a gem. I finally found it.From the outside, this store looks like its very small. But when you walk in you can see just how big it really is.I loved how it was laid out. They had videos, dvds, and books for sale. I was able to pick up a copy of the Stephen King Companion for under $5.00! A steal! And got a few VHS Stephen King movies for under $10.00.I'm hoping that when I am looking for a job in March they will be hiring. If not i'll just peek in every once and a while to see what else I can find :)
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Owen Sound, ON
Jan 17, 2008
This summer we went back to Espanola and we didn't want to drive all the way back home, so we drove to Southbay Mouth Ontario to catch the 'big canoe'. I had been on the boat a few times but didn't really remember. The 30-mile route between Tobermory and South Baymouth in less than two hours and it can transport 638 passengers and 143 cars.We had to arrive early which was a bummer but worth the wait as we had a great breaky at a restraunt across the street.We were able to take our two dogs with us on the boat and it was only $60.00 for both my husband and I and the car. Which I'm sure it would be more than that to drive all the way around.We were able to purchase a late lunch, snacks and refreshments or browse for souvenirs and crafts in the Boatique Gift Shop. We also learned about the unique region through Parks Canada experts. There is a dinner and a cruise but we didn't go on it. Maybe next time.I got a little sea sick (my fault) though ha ha
Every sat (in the summer of course) I spend the afternoon at the Market.I usually only bring forty dollars with me and I'm able to shop for the week. With the wide variety of fruits, veggies, meats and home made crafts it has it all there.I was able to get my roses bushes for under 50.00 for 3 of them this summer. Also have a freezer full of blueberries that I only paid $5.00 for 24 cartons for!There is a petting zoo, a horse and buggy tour, a train ride, cheese, baking, crafts, home decor, furniture, clothes, tools and more. There isn't anything I couldn't find at the market and all for a great price. Nothing like fresh fruit.Can't wait till the summer so I can go back, although it is open in the winter but too chilly for me.
Gee, I have to get down to this market! I absolutely couldn't believe the price for blueberries! I kid you not when I tell you that last blueberry season, here in TBay, you would expect to pay @ least 10 times what you paid, for a 2 liter pail! Thanx for the pix, it's nice to see a picture of the things you've talked about. Great review :)
ha maybe i shouldn't tell you that i can get garlic 2 for 1.00, carrots 1.00 a bunch, lettuce for .49 cents, on halloween i got over 20 pumpkins for under 10 dollars. i know how much blueberries are i am from the north :)
Jan 17, 2008
I had the pleasure of meeting the Tea-man (as i call him) at a farmers market in Dec. He was wearing a santa suit and handing out samples of his tea. I ended up buying some teas from him as well as a tea pot. Best thing ever made. It has the tea ball for the loose tea built in. The Chocolate tea is to die for.He has only the freshest tea, not to mention he even offers a frequent buyer program. He only has four room (according to him) Four Simple Rules1) We have taken a great deal of care in selecting our suppliers and tea blends to insure that our teas are of the freshest and highest quality. 2) We don't overstock our products so we can maintain our freshness standards3) We will always do our very best to maintain reasonable pricing but we will never compromise our quality standards. 4) We test everything we sell to make sure it meets our own standards before offering it to you the consumer I'm glad I met the tea man and can't wait till I run out of tea so i can buy some more. If you are a fan of tea then check out his website or give him a call, you won't be sorry!
Thanks for the great review AEROANGIE. This seems to be the normal reaction when people try the teas we offer at Gaddzilla Teas. If anyone reading this review is interested in trying some of our specially selected teas I will offer you a 10% discount on your order if you mention Promo Code 2200. Offer expires February 9 2008. and yes the chocolate tea is outstanding even without cream and sugar. Rudolph's Rooibos Chrismas blend and our Christmas Morning tea also comes highly recommended.
I was just thinking the same: Chocolate tea? However, I could just imagine it with some cream & sugar & I bet it's just delicious! :)
Jan 17, 2008
Do you think that Seahorses are mystical creatures? I used to think the same thing. Then I was introduced to Coralscaping.They are fascinated with the beauty of the under water world of reef tanks. You can see the care that goes into the breeding of their seahorse by viewing the amount of tanks and amazing set up they have going on.They sell Aquacultured Coral, Berghia Nudibranchs, Live Phytoplankton, Seahorses and even the tanks that are properly set up for the Seahorses.We have baby dwarf seahorses on preorder right now for ONLY $20.00 a pair! That's an amazing price.Seahorses aren't for everyone though (they require a lot of love and care, and special feeding schedules). They also should have a environment that has been cycled for at least a month before they go home into it.Dean was very helpful, and answered all the questions I had. He showed us around even though he was very busy. I can't wait to go back in Feb to pick up my babies :)
I've always loved Seahorses! They're such beautiful, amazingly graceful creatures. I especially love that Mother Nature chose the male to propogate the species! I'd love to see some pix of your 'babies' when they arrive! Great pix that you included.
When we first moved to Waterloo I was happy that we had a grocery store around the corner from our house. It's open 24 hours so that's a plus. I've never been a big fan of buying meat (I don't even eat it) but the steaks were on sale so I treated my husband to one.He bbq'ed it and said it was tasty up until he started choking a little bit and spit something across the room. Took us a while to find out what it was (it was plastic).I was grossed out, he was grossed out. I saved the little piece and brought it to the meat counter at the store. They had no idea what it was but told me the company who they got the steaks from.This was 7 months ago and we STILL Haven't heard back from Sobeys or the Meat Company on what this was.What if he would have choked to death on it? I'm pretty sure plastic isn't supposed to be in steak. I do not shop at any Sobey's nor do I buy Steak from any super market.I'm more upset with the fact that nobody seems to want to fess up to the problem and we are being shoved aside. I could have hired a lawyer and been really nasty about it but I didn't even complain to anyone but the meat manager.I still have the piece of plastic however with the date and time it happened.I do not recommend this Sobeys for your meat purchases.
Very sorry to hear this happened to your husband & thankfully, he didn't choke. My mother was in a restaurant a little while ago & there was a very long clear piece of plastic, found in her salad. She did choke on it but thankfully, she was okay! This goes to show you that they must be more careful when it comes to preparing food products for sale in grocery stores & restaurants.
I was grossed out just reading your review. I would not shop there again either. I'm glad it has never happened to me.
Jan 16, 2008
My friend Mel is always talking about K-W Surplus and how she buys everything there. So one day driving down Victoria street in Kitchener, I decided to try to find the store. The first thing you notice is the Spitfire plane on the roof, making it impossible to find. The second thing is the Tank outside! A real tank! The third is there is never any parking since it is always so busy!I spent over 2 hours in this store buying up everything from hair dye, to telephones. I got a dog bed for my dogs for 4.99, a new telephone for 6.99, batteries for .97 cents, a tape gun, tape etc etc.I mean I could have spent my whole paycheck in this store. The prices were outstanding. I made the mistake of showing it to my husband and now we go there every day (it seems) for everything we need. Need something for the satlight? Let's go to KW. Need something to fix the clothes line? Let's go to KW. It's never ending.I feel like I've been ripped off my whole life not have known about this place and been able to shop here. I will never buy full price again!This is what they sell at the store:Categories of Products we sellPhonesPhone Accs.Video EquipmentVideo Accs. Audio EquipmentAudio Accs.Computer Accs.ElectronicsBatteries, AdaptorsMotorsElectrical WiresElectrical SuppliesElectrical LightingElectrical AppliancesAutomotiveLawn, Garden etc..Camping EquipmentRecreationalPlumbingPaint and SuppliesToolsHardwareCastors, WheelsRope and ChainTapeGluesClothingStationaryBook, Art SuppliesGifts, SouvenirsToysBaby ItemsSpecial OccasionFurnitureFoodPet SuppliesKitchenwareHousewares, DecorCleaning SuppliesHousehold Soft GoodsSewingSecurityHealth and BeautySo if they don't have it, then nobody will. Great store, great deals, fast check outs, and good service. There is even a person selling hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausages from a cart outside the store. I'm heading there now in fact (maybe will add more photos of the store later)
thank you for inviting me to visit this site. took a while but i finally got the hang of it. you have a great review and good photos. you should go work at the record Angie. Pleasure meeting you today inside of KW and I agree great place!
Great photos. I also met Anjie today while shopping at this store. Friendly gal who obviously loves to write reviews. I love this store and go there all the time. Wish they had some more groceries but the bread store is next door and smells good.
My husband and I are currently looking for a house to rent. I found a beautiful house in our price range from www.mls.ca. I called the phone number and left a message. Several days later a man got back to me to say that he was still getting information about the house and would call me back in a few days. A week passes and no call, I tried calling back and got a machine. I left a few messages with a few different people and finally someone calls back. He tells me that the house is now being offered at Rent To Own and if that is something we'd be interested in then he'd show us the house. After talking it over, and doing some research we thought it would be worth a look. Today was finally the day we managed to get an appointment to look at the house. It was supposed to be a 1 o'clock. Almost a half hour later, nobody showed up. Finally I called the office where I was told he was busy showing a house and would call me back. When he FINALLY called back, he acted like he forgot we had the appointment and would be there when he was there. An hour later he shows up, empty handed. No papers about how much the house is, no tenant agreement etc. We looked at the house and of course loved it. When we asked about how it worked with rent to own. He said he didn't know anything about it other than we still needed to be approved for a morgage. I'm not in the market to buy a house and he knew this. Basically we were given the brush off and pretty much told that he had people who were going to actually buy a house and he had to deal with them first. Who is he to say that we weren't going to buy it?Now i'd NEVER consider buying from Re/Max and will not be using www.msl.ca to look for rentals.