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How Do You Watch TV?

By Kate Musgrove

Ten years ago, I watched TV live, as it happened, or I watched series on DVD. And that was basically it! If I missed a show as it aired, I read a written recap of it to catch up. These days, I take in media in a lot of different forms. I haven't had cable for several years so I consume everything via Netflix, network sites streaming content and the occasional download.

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RIP, Vancouver Canucks 2011-2012

By Amanda Aikman

As the sole Vancouver resident on the RFD staff, I'd like to take a moment to eulogize the Vancouver Canucks' 2011-12 season/post season. We're still in shock in my house, despite having lived on the elimination brink since the end of game 3. We really believed things would turn around, how could they not? Well, now we know how...but instead of focusing on the pain of the game-5 overtime loss, we choose to focus on the many amazing moments that preceded it. And the many amazing moments that will follow it.

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Budget Travel Tips

By Amanda Aikman

I’m going to Disneyland! I recently booked a five-night air and hotel package after extensive (some might say compulsive…“some” being my husband) research. I love booking holidays, especially on a budget. I’m pretty sure that even if/when I hit the Lotto Max jackpot, I’ll still spend hours scouring the Internet for the cheapest fares and best deals on accommodation whenever I feel like getting away. I can’t help it, like most RFD’ers I just have to get the best deal!

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Plus-Size Resources for Canadian Shoppers

By Kate Musgrove

One of the areas that Canada lags behind the US in terms of availability and variety is plus-size clothing options. And it's not hard to understand why -- Canadians tend to be slimmer than Americans. (The average Canadian woman weighs 19 pounds less than the average American woman.) If you are a plus-size shopper in Canada, here's a quick look at some of the best retailers we've found:

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Great, Free Programs/Software/Add-Ons for PCs

By Kate Musgrove

The team here at RedFlagDeals.com spends a lot of time on their computers. A lot of time. Over the years we've come across some great free (of course they're free!) software/programs/add-ons that make our days just a little easier in one way or another. Here's a quick rundown of some of our favourites.

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Ontario Government Proposes Consumer Cellphone Protection Plan

By Danielle O'Hanley

Sure, the three-year cellphone contract makes buying that shiny new phone a lot more affordable, but wouldn't it be nice if you weren't locking in? If you're unhappy with your cellphone bill or thinking of switching providers, you'll be relieved to hear that the Ontario government announced today that it is moving towards adopting legislation that would allow you to cancel your cellphone contract at any time. It would also protect you from those crazy penalty fees by putting a cap on them.

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Royal Canadian Mint Looks to Digitize Cash with MintChip

By Kate Musgrove

I never thought I would find myself following the Royal Canadian Mint news cycle, but they're up to some interesting stuff lately! After nixing production of the penny (a decision that the government, not the Mint itself, made) and modernizing the $1 and $2 coins with lettering on the edge of the $2 coin and micro-engraving on both coins they're now moving forward with MintChip, an adorably named virtual currency system that they are calling "the evolution of physical currency".

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February 15, November 1 and....Today!

By Kate Musgrove

Any real bargain hunter knows that the best candy prices come right after the big candy holidays. That's why you'll find the team at RedFlagDeals.com eating chocolate hearts through March and chocolate bunnies through May! I mean, you didn't really expect that an office full of bargain hunters would pay full price for snacks, did you?

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Four-Day Weekend!

By Kate Musgrove

With Easter and Passover both this weekend the team here at RedFlagDeals.com is lucky enough to have four days off in a row! Some of us are headed on vacation but I personally am extremely excited about staying home for the duration. I plan to read, watch some movies, cook a few complicated meals and oh yes, sleep in.

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Not-So-Free Love (Battling the Cost of Wedding Season)

By Amanda Aikman

It’s spring, and the wedding bells are within earshot – I’ve got three weddings to attend before mid-July. I love wedding season, don’t get me wrong, but it can be a pricey time of year, and not just for the couples shelling out for their nuptials. With these three weddings come three wedding gifts, probably two wedding shower gifts, three new dresses, airfare for three people (thankfully only one of the weddings requires air travel), two hotel stays, and it looks like at least one cash bar. And I suppose my husband and son might expect at least a new tie or a haircut or something as well.

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Round of Golf, Anyone?

By Kate Musgrove

Recently the RedFlagDeals.com team won a gift card to Amazon.ca. Since we won as a team, we decided to put the money into something fun for everyone. And so:

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Well.ca Launches Virtual Store in Downtown Toronto

By Danielle O'Hanley

Yesterday morning, Well.ca launched a virtual store in downtown Toronto. You might have heard of the concept before from last year's Homeplus virtual stores in Korean subway stations, but the Well.ca display outside Union Station is Canada's first of its type!

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Photoshop CS6 Beta: Here's a Look at My Favourite Features So Far

By Danielle O'Hanley

Last week, a forum user posted a thread about the release of Photoshop CS6 Beta, a version of the program that's free to use/download until the full version is released later this spring. Since we're always cropping and resizing photos for deal posts here in the RFD offices, I excitedly downloaded it as soon as I was done writing the deal post.

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Mobilicity: Are The Super-Low Prices Too Good to be True? Here's What Four RFD Staffers Had to Say!

By Kate Musgrove

We have posted a fair number of Mobilicity offers on RedFlagDeals.com lately, and for good reason -- they're running really great deals! Many of our readers have wondered if the super-cheap plans can really compare to what you would get from a big name carrier like Rogers or Bell. I asked some of RFD staff members that have been using Mobilicity for three or more months what they thought of the service this far in. Here are the unedited and completely honest replies:

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What Did You Spend On Your Wedding?

By Kate Musgrove

I got engaged a few weeks ago and while the wedding isn't for another year or so, the cost of the wedding has been on my mind. I want to keep my costs reasonable but I also want to have a pretty awesome wedding. So of course, I was interested to read this long, spirited forum thread about how much weddings cost (answers ranged every where from $25 to $300,000!) and now I'd like to put the question to you.

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