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Victoria Dining Guide

Victoria Dining Guide

Wondering where to dine in Victoria? I LOVE trying new restaurants, and I've been compiling my BIG list of favourite eateries for more than a decade. Click the fork-and-spoon image to read my Victoria Dining Guide.

Birthday Bargains: FREE entree at the Blue Crab Seafood House

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If you love seafood, get ready to grin. My friend Robyn has introduced me to one of the best birthday deals in Victoria.

The elegant Blue Crab Seafood House in James Bay offers diners a FREE entree in their birthday month. To be eligible, you need to sign up for . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Bargains: 15% Off at American Eagle & Aerie

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I’ve discovered another Victoria retailer offering a birthday incentive to customers who join its free email rewards program.

Sign up online with American Eagle Outfitters—fashions for men and women—and when your next birthday rolls around, AE will send you an email coupon good for 15% off purchases during your birthday . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: FREE Birthday Haircut with a Colour at Lavish Salon, Victoria, BC

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Here’s a birthday deal to ensure you look your best on your special day.

Make a birthday appointment for a cut and colour at Victoria’s new Lavish Salon and you’ll get the cut for FREE ($55 value). Yes, you do have to pay for the colouring.

I was impressed to . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Gourmet Birthday Burger FREE from Red Robin

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It’s my birthday this month, and thanks to the research I’ve being doing this year for Scrimp or Splurge, I’m getting to cash in on some great birthday freebies! So far this week, I’ve received a free bottle of vanilla shower gel from Sephora and a 25%-off coupon for any . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Annual Skin Care or Beauty Product FREE from Sephora, Victoria BC

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When Sephora opened its first Victoria outlet in the Mayfair Shopping Centre in August 2010, fans of the beauty emporium Twittered up a storm of yippies and yahoos. The store carries dozens of premium fragrances and skincare product lines for men and women, from Amazing Cosmetics to Chanel to l’Occitane . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Get FREE Ice Cream from DQ, Baskin Robbins, and Cold Stone Creamery

Welcome back to my series of posts about freebies and discounts you can get in Victoria on your birthday.*

Today’s advice, if you work the system, will net you THREE free servings of ice cream on your next birthday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! All you have to do is join . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Call Mom Company Will Provide FREE Designated Driver Service for Your Night of Celebration in Victoria BC

In a recent post, I profiled Victoria companies offering designated driver car service in Victoria. These businesses send out a car and two drivers to get you and your vehicle home on nights when you enjoy a few drinks out on the town.

So here is a fantastic tip for . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Get a FREE Adjustment at Chiropractic for Life in Langford, BC

Start off a new year of YOU with a free chiropractic adjustment. Patients at Chiropractic for Life in Langford can take advantage of a free session once a year on their birthdays.

What an impressive way for chiropractor Dr. John Vedova to reward his clients. At the chiro clinic where . . . → Click to read full blog

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Birthday Freebies: Sail for FREE on the MV Coho between Victoria and Port Angeles

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Today, I’m starting a fun series of posts about freebies and valuable discounts you can get in Victoria on your birthday.*

If your first thought is, “Aw, but my birthday isn’t for months,” please, don’t tune out. Many of these freebies are worth the wait, and most require you . . . → Click to read full blog

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5 Great Freebies You Can Get with a Starbucks Card, Including Free Refills!

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SCRIMP>>What good are those plastic “cash cards” so many businesses are trying to fob on us these days? You know, the kind you “load” with money for future use. Heck, I see the advantage for the business: the customer prepays long before services are rendered. But what’s in it for . . . → Click to read full blog

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