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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.

UsedVictoria’s Alerts Let You Shop While You Sleep

I’ve been a frequent user of UsedVictoria‘s free online classifieds for years. It’s my favourite local source for secondhand items. I regularly troll the Garden and Antiques sections for possible finds. And just by inputting my shoe or dress size into the Women’s Clothing and Accessories department, I can find . . . → Click to read full blog


Home Reno DIYers Should Check Out

Victoria Savvy readers really are people in the know in this city. Reader Roodi shared a wonderful new local resource for do-it-yourselfers with the following comment on my blog about Victoria’s ReStore in Langford.

“A new place to get repurposed supplies in Victoria is The website is well laid . . . → Click to read full blog


Groupon Victoria, Couvon, DealFind, TeamBuy, and Other Daily-Deal Sites Offering 50-90% Local Discounts: Victoria BC

UPDATED: January 6, 2014

Are daily-deal coupon sites like Groupon losing their appeal?

To keep my informed, I follow all of the daily coupon websites targeted to Victoria consumers. (See the full list below.) Some days, it seems I’m getting considerably more junky offers than legitimate bargains sent to . . . → Click to read full blog


Coupon Amalgamators for Daily Deal Website Offers: Victoria, BC

Because I’m always looking for fresh news for Victoria SAVVY readers, I subscribe to every new daily deal website that pops up for Victoria. I’ll admit, some days I sigh at the prospect of going through the reams of coupon offers from the ever-increasing number of group-buying sites. But then . . . → Click to read full blog


ethicalDeal Website Launches Green-Friendly Coupon Concept in Victoria BC

The newest competitor for a piece of Groupon Victoria’s discount-coupon business is looking to find its niche among socially and ecologically responsible Vancouver Island consumers. ethicalDeal is set to launch in Victoria on Feb. 14, 2011. Its first offer this Valentine’s Day will be a $50 coupon (available for $25) . . . → Click to read full blog


Flying Otter Grill Offers Upscale Pub Fare and Money-Saving Specials: Victoria BC

The Flying Otter Grill recently starred as the deal of the day on Groupon Victoria. Even if you missed the money-saving coupon, I can give you three excellent reasons to visit this cozy waterfront pub inside the Harbour Air Seaplanes terminal.

1. If you’re a fan of . . . → Click to read full blog


Groupon Victoria has Arrived! Group-Buying Phenomenon Expands its West Coast Reach

Oh boy! Oh boy! OH BOY! Groupon Victoria has ARRIVED!

I hoped and prayed, I lobbied and pleaded, and at last, the Godfather of Group Buying has launched Groupon Victoria to serve our capital city. After months of watching Groupon Vancouver offer fabulous deals on half-price manicures, bargain bicycle rentals, . . . → Click to read full blog


Groupon Vancouver Delivers 50-90% off Restaurants, Shows, and Other Fun Activities

When I first heard about Groupon, I thought it might be the catch of the day. And in a way, it is—though it’s not a fish.

“Groupon” is short for “group coupon.” If you sign up with Groupon Vancouver, you get one enticing coupon delivered to you by e-mail each . . . → Click to read full blog


How to Get a Cheap Hotel Room on Priceline Your Very First Time

If you have yet to book a bargain hotel room through, fear no more. I’m here to walk you through it. I realize that Priceline’s TV ads starring bloated, self-parodying actor William Shatner aren’t exactly confidence inspiring. (Can you believe a Facebook group is lobbying . . . → Click to read full blog


Shop for Deals, Bargains, Finds, and Super Savers



Whatever you need right now, there’s a good chance someone else will have that very thing up for sale on—if not today, then tomorrow, or next week. One person’s trash is another’s . . . → Click to read full blog