How To Get Stuff For Free

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Canadians love to get something for nothing:
44 percent of us have “curb-mined” goods on garbage day. Here are  seven things that won’t cost you a buck this summer.

1. Take a break from animated flicks and go to, where you can watch nine Cannes Film Festival selections. We recommend the Golden Palm-winning and Oscar-nominated Dancer in the Dark (Denmark, 2000).

2. Snag a P&G sample pack at Past packs have included samples of mouthwash, toothpaste, shampoo and razors. The sizes are perfect for travel.

3. Have a Lego maniac at home? Sign him up for his own Lego Club magazine subscription at He’ll get great building tips and ideas and be the first to know about new sets.

4. Score a free visit to one of Canada’s 200+ national historic sites, parks and marine conservation areas on Parks Day (July 17). Find one in your area at

5. Welcoming a new pet into your family? Register at for a MyPuppy or MyKitten kit, which includes a care guide, ID tag, health chart and coupon for a free bag of puppy or kitten chow.

6. Add a history lesson to your Canada Day celebrations with a poster detailing our nation’s prime ministers from cpac.

7. Hockey in summer? Yup, the Stanley Cup play-offs don’t wrap up until mid-June. Catch the Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts any time of day at

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