The Saskatoon Daily Deals Show from SaskatoonUpClose.com is a daily video show promoting deals, discounts, coupons and savings from local Saskatoon businesses. The Saskatoon Daily Deals Show for February 29, 2012 will feature hot deals teeth whitening packages, gel nails for your hands and feet, 2 hours of house cleaning, and Spotless Paw dog paw cleaning gloves. Remember if you see a deal you like in the video make sure you click on the hot deal links below. Also, share the deal with your friends by clicking LIKE below or by sending a tweet.
On Christmas Eve, leaving the liquor store on 8th Street in Saskatoon, I decided it would be a good idea to buy my girlfriend and her mom each some flowers. I have seen so much good marketing from Select Roses, the fresh cut flower specialist, on 8th Street over the years I decided to stop in and see what they had. Wow! Was I ever impressed. I had no idea what I was looking for or what to do. As soon as I walked in a nice customer service staff member approached me with a friendly smile and offered help. She started by asking me the right questions to figure out why I was there. I told her I had no idea what to get. She showed me the flower area and told me to go in and look around. She followed and walked me through the different bouquets. She obviously knew what she was talking about. And she was genuinely helpful. She made me feel comfortable right from the start. I decided on two similar flower arrangements, one with a pine accent and one with a cedar accent. I guess that is what they are called! She told me to pick out a card if I wanted while she got it wrapped up. She walked me through the entire experience. I picked a couple of cards and by the time I did both flower arrangements were ready to go. She then told me how to take care of them and sked me how long they were going to be in transport. I did not even care how much the arrangements were as the experience was so pleasant. As I was paying I looked at her name tag and below her name I think it said “new trainee” or something like that. If she was only in training imagine how good she will be when she can be called experienced. I was very pleased and will definitely return there. This is a recount of my true experience and was not asked to publish this. When I am given a great experience I have to tell people about it. Next time you are interested in an excellent flower arrangement in Saskatoon, make sure you stop by Select Roses. They have seasonal flower arrangements, Webkinz and other stuffed animals, cards, chocolates, flower vases, balloons and awesome service.
Here is their contact information.
112-3120 8th Street East
Tel 306-47-ROSES (477-6737)
They are located right to the liquor store. They say they are a full service flower shop delivering exciting and bold contemporary and European floral design and exotic fresh flowers for anniversaries, birthdays, sympathy, graduation, holidays and many other occasions.
They are open:
Mon-Sat : 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun : 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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We went to visit all the newer dogs available for adoption at the Saskatoon SPCA on Clarence recently. Wow! There are a lot of amazing dogs that need a good home. Have you ever considered adopting a dog from the Saskatoon SPCA? If you have ever thought of it now is a good time to look into it a little more. We made a little video of all the adoptable dogs we took out for a walk. They were all adorable. Every one of them loved the attention, were friendly and all wanted to cuddle. Well the big Great Dane just wanted to run around! Some dogs we left in their kennels as they just had some surgery and we did not want the bug them. They were really cute. All of these dogs at the Saskatoon SPCA need a good home. Talk to your family and see if one of them might be suitable in your home.
Now we really want everyone to share this video so we get the message out to as many people as possible and fast. So we are prepared to have a little contest. After watching the video scroll down to the Facebook “like” button below and click ‘like”. Everyone who clicks ‘like” will be entered into to win a pair of Dawgs boots. We will even give you the choice of Dawgs microfibre, knit boots or the new Side Tie microfibre. Please share the video by clicking ‘like’ below so we can increase the chances of one of the great adoptable dogs going to a happy home!
AND IF YOU CANNOT ADOPT A PET PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE AWESOME WORK OF THE SASKATOON SPCA.
For more information on the dogs in the video call the Saskatoon SPCA at 306-374-7387 or visit their website at::
The Saskatoon SPCA is located on Clarence Avenue in Sskatoon, just outside the city, 5 kms south of Circle Drive. Their mailing address:
The Saskatoon SPCA
5028 Clarence Avenue South
Phone: 306-374-PETS (7387)
For our story on how we adopted Turk please click below.
Value Village Faithful Avenue in Saskatoon
Great deeds. Great deals.
This saskatoonupclose.com video is about Value Village, the thrift department store, that is located at 2115 Faithful Avenue in Saskatoon. It is the only Value Village in Saskatoon.
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2012 the second Value Village is now open in Stonebridge. So get on down there and have a look at the awesome store.
Their address is:
Value Village Stonebridge
302 Cope Lane
Hours are the same as the Value Village on Faithful.
They are a really good thrift store selling quality second hand or used clothing, household items, current looks, authentic vintage finds, housewares, collectibles, books, furniture, and unexpected treasures. You can find some great bargains at Value Village. They carry used clothing from all kinds of brands like Reitmans, Penningtons, Banana Republic, the Gap, Eddie Bauer and many more. They also have new merchandise from closeouts. During Halloween you can get some new costumes, accessories, makeup and home decor. One thing Value Village is proud of is the fact that they have more than 140 nonprofut alliances that together they give back and provide opportunities in the commuities they operate in. It is true that no two visits are the same with people and organizations dropping off items every day. Value Village is a great place to find great deals and awesome savings.
Value Village has some unique opportunities for shoppers including a Stamp Pass, a Super Savers Club, and a gift certificate program.
Although this location is the only Value Village in Saskatoon their website says they are planning a new store opening in the Stonebridge area in 2012!
To learn more about Value Village you can visit them online at:
Their full address is and contact information is:
Value Village #2020
2115 Faithful Avenue
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-9
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Gibson’s Fish & Chips located at 1501 8th Street East at Cumberland Square at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and 8th Street East is one of the greatest restaurants in Saskatoon. Why? Because they make an awesome plate of fish & chips. The batter is scrumptious and the service is delightful. They used to have a little dining area but now they have a full restaurant. Gibson’s is always packed at supper time and for good reason. Their food tastes great; the fish batter is so tasty, the tartar sauce is just right, the chips or fries are perfect and the food is always served fast. They have great desserts too like lemon meringue pie and cheesecake. And all at very good prices. Watch the video and witness the masterfully cooked fish and chips.
They can be reached at 306-374-1411.
Their hours of operation can be seen in the video.
This video is of our trip to the bulk barn. The bulk barn in University Heights in Saskatoon is located at 1804 McOrmond Drive near Attridge Drive and McOrmond Drive. The bulk barn is a Canadian company with a head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It is a really cool place to buy bulk food and bulk products. I went there with my mom as she likes to go there. She was like a kid in a..uh…a candy store! She showed me around to all the product they carry. Over 4,000 bulk items!! I was surprised. And the store was really clean. I was imagining a not so clean environment. We walked every isle to check out all the bulk goods; dog treats, candy, chocolate, pasta, spices, dried fruits, health and natural foods, nutritional vitamins and supplements, different peanut butters, soups, and even a honey dispensing machine even with the little bear shaped containers. My mom was even able to find some British chocolate bars that she loves so much. She gave me one and it was tasty. We could have easily spent hundreds there on bulk foods but we curbed our spending. We got a lot for what we paid for though. On their website you can download a coupon for use in the store.
They can be reached at 306-649-0243. Their hours of operation can be seen in the video.
For more information you can check them out at http://www.bulkbarn.ca.
We drove to Pike Lake Provincial Park just outside of Saskatoon this summer. This is a late post but I imagine a cool place to go in the fall too! Pike Lake Provincial Park in Saskatchewan is a great place to hang out for the day. It is only a 20 minute drive from Saskatoon. We went there to hang out on the beach and it was great. It is a body of water of the South Saskatchewan River that got cut off from the main river. You can swim in the lake, or if you prefer, you go swimming in the pool. The lake was fine for swimming. No different than any other lake really. It is a small beach but enough room to get a spot. A lot of people were having picnics by the lake. You can even rent boats to go explore. There are many other things to do including hiking, fishing, walking, camping, play on the grass area, play baseball, eat at the restaurant, shoot some mini golf and more activities too. You can view an entire list of activities on the Pike Lake website at:
It is easy to get there from Saskatoon. Just take 22nd west (highway 7) and turn left on highway 16 and drive straight for around 23 kilometres. Here is the contact information:
Pike Lake Provincial Park
102-112 Research Dr.
SASKATOON SK S7N 3R3
Phone: (306) 933-6966 (administration) or (306) 933-7777 (Reserve-A-Site)
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In the summer the South Saskatchewan River levels get low and they expose some awesome beaches. A really nice one is on the north side of Circle Drive and Spadina Crescent right near the Circle Drive Bridge in Saskatoon. If you park your car along Spadina, you will be able to find a path that will lead you to the beach area. It is on the north side of the South Saskatchewan River just opposite the river part of the Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area. In September of this year, 2011, it was really hot and almost every day there was a huge crowd of people enjoying the sun and watching the river go by. The video shows how sandy the beach really is too.
To see our video about the Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation area click the link below.
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The Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area in Saskatoon is a great place to take your dog for a long walk through forested paths, at the sides of fields and down by the South Saskatchewan River water. You are sure to bump in to familiar faces and furry friends during your walk. Lots of birds fly around, an occasional deer might spring up in the evening, and if you are lucky, the elusive beaver may swim by or chop a log for you. You can do a good lap or two to get good exercise. We go there at least once per day with Turk, who we adopted from the Saskatoon SPCA. He loves it there. There are dogs of all kinds there, big and small. And even some giant ones!! The park is very clean and they have garbage bins throughout to throw away the dog poop. The Sutherland Beach Off Leash Recreation Area is also connected to a fenced in area that is used by cyclists, walkers and runners. Turk did one day find a hole under the fence and used it. Actually, I think he had seen it before and was eyeing it up. Then one day he decided when I wasn’t really looking he could crawl under it and hang out on the other side. See picture below.
There is a major path that takes you right to the South Saskatchewan River where in the summer the low water levels create an awesome sandy beach area. The dogs can also get a little drink of water too. Go there with your dog and you will love it!
To get there go to Central Avenue and Attridge Drive and go north on Central. Take your first left and go down the dirt road that runs parallel to Attridge. Drive right to the Cul De Sac, get your dog out, and go for a walk!
Please clean up after your pet and make sure your dog is licensed.
To check out our video on the Avalon Off Leash Dog Park click the link below.