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Good Food Box: You can save money and still eat well

by Sean OQuinn

If you live in Brantford Ontario you have to try a Good Food Box. You can save money and still eat well. High Quality Fruits and Vegetables are bought in bulk at wholesale prices and then the savings are passed on to YOU (The Customer.) You can order a Family Box that is suitable for 4-5 people for $15. Or you can buy a Single Box that is suitable for 1-2 people for $10. Anyone can Participate. If you have $10 or $15 dollars at the beginning of the month you will be able to pick up your Good Food Box by the third week of the month. Every month the boxes are filled with fresh produce grown as locally as possible. Each box will contain staple items such as potatoes, carrots, onions and apples. They choose the other items according to season availability and price. A example of a Good Food Box would be: Apples, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Carrots, Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Oranges, Bunch of Celery, Bananas, Pears and Romaine Lettuce.  A monthly newsletter is provided with each
box. The Newsletter includes information on featured fruits and vegetables, easy recipes to try and storage tips to stretch your food dollar.

For More Information contact the Good Food Coordinator at 519-751-4357 ext.41. Suite 103-A 1100 Clarence St. Brantford, ON


Customer Service

by those were the day my friend

I’ve only just become aware of this site, and after reading all these statements, I think it is pretty fair to say, that gone are the day when “THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT”.  It SEEMS as if people just don’t practice good customer service anymore…ie; a friendly smile, a how are you today?, concern when you are presenting a problem…. especially with alot of the younger kids (and I’m not even 40 yet). Seems kids today are too self involved…they take your coffee order and still continue to chat to their co worker….no focus on the customer. I guess people forget that without customers, stores would go under and they would be out of a job.

I’ve started saying “you’re welcome” when cashiers don’t say thank you.

But when you DO have that person that IS kind and welcoming, make sure to acknowledge them.


Woolite Oxy Deep Power Shot - Best Carpet Cleaner Ever

by Dea

When I moved into my condo last year, I noticed that there were some really nasty stains on the cream coloured carpet - red wine, spaghetti sauce, and who knows what else, but it was so gross and disgusting.

I finally decided/remembered to buy something to clean it up, and I bought the Woolite Power Shot. I followed the directions, and voila! the stains were completely gone and the carpet didn’t have white spots that come with the “bleached effect”.

I am thrilled to have clean looking carpets! I would recommend this to product to everyone who wants to clean their rugs or carpets.

My only complaint would be that for $7 or so that I paid for it, it didn’t really go far. It cleaned up about 5 stains and the whole can was empty.

But… a great product nonetheless!


W10 Colours Ltd - Caution when using Credit Card

by Cheri M

W10 Colours Ltd, owned by Miriam Binns of Scarborough has charged me twice for something I ordered, promised a full refund if I was not happy and now has refused to give me a refund.

In addition to the about double charge (which she said was a bookkeeping error, amounts were charges over 30 days apart), she, as a partner in Ace Lifestyles, Hazelton Lanes, made two unauthorized charges to my credit card, once in May and again in June.  I waited almost a month for the credits to appear on my credit card transactions.

These stores W10 & Ace Lifestles are at Hazelton Lanes and I would suggest caution when giving her your credit card to Miriam Binns.

This issue is under police investigation right now.


Auto Vatche in Cambridge doesn’t want to help you if it’s raining

by Mel

I am currently in the market for a used car and have been checking out many used auto dealers in the tri city area. Unfortunately, I work a lot so my boyfriend and I had to check out cars on a day it was raining. We went to Auto Vatche because of the selection in our price range. When we arrived there was a note stating he would be back in 5 minutes - no problem. He pulled up shortly after with no apology for keeping us waiting, but whatever. I never expected incredible customer service from a used car place, but the owner at Auto Vatche made us feel like we were bothering him.

We test drove one car, and decided we didn’t like it very much, so we asked to test drive another. He became incredibly impatient and asked us how many cars we intended to test drive today. We told him we saw two more that we liked, and we would probably be back Thursday to make a purchase. When he heard we weren’t spending any money at that moment, he told us: “You know what, come back Thursday. It’s raining and I’ve been here all day and I just want to go.” We were astounded!!!!! We are here to drop some cold, hard cash on a car and he tells us he doesn’t want to help us! We will NEVER be back!

I personally suggest going down the street from this horrible place, to Advanced Auto Brokers. They treated me very well, and even though I didn’t end up getting a car from them, they definitely made me want to give them business because of their helpfulness.