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    About Smart Canucks

    Who are we? We're all about coupons, discounts, sales, freebies, trades, contests, offers - anything and everything that helps consumers get more for less.

    With almost 100,000 registered users, Smart Canucks is the premiere site for the best bargains on household purchases across Canada. Smartcanucks.ca was launched in 2006, and now hosts the largest online Canadian coupons community.

    The secret to our success: our users! They refuse to pay full price and they love sharing what they know on the latest deals. It's free and easy to join the Smart Canucks community, and those who post the most deals on the forum can earn rewards.

    We're committed to bringing our users the best experience and the most bargains, so check back often for site enhancements and new services. Or better yet, join our email list and register to participate on the forum.

    Site Overview Index


    Contacting SmartCanucks, its Admin or Moderators
    Moderator List
    Privacy Policy
    Contacting SmartCanucks Admin

    SmartCanucks Rules
    There are a lot of rules here, but many are common sense

    Understanding Sections/Pages on SmartCanucks

    Understanding the new sections that complement our forums
    Deals
    Freebies
    Flyers
    Coupons

    Understanding the Forums on SmartCanucks
    Lists forums, their purpose, and the most common threads in them
    A great place for newbies to start!

    How to Post on SmartCanucks
    How to post a thread or reply on SmartCanucks
    Managing Attachments/Photos in your posts
    Quoting and Multi-Quoting when replying
    Searching the Forums
    Reporting & Expiring Threads
    Wiki Threads
    Abbreviations

    Forum Extras
    Likes / Thumbs Up / Reps on posts
    Private and Visitor Messages
    Notifications
    Subscribed Threads
    Using the UserCP (Edit Settings)
    Signatures, Avatars & Rules
    Editing Your Profile
    Using Albums for Photos
    Understanding the User Info shown in posts


    Fun Stuff on SmartCanucks
    CandyLand
    Arcade

    Trading on SmartCanucks
    Where to get coupons
    Known Coupons (links to threads)
    How to Trade
    Leaving feedback for Traders
    What to do if you have a problem

    Technical Issues
    How to find browser version
    Screenshot How To



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    Contacting Smart Canucks

    Forums: Boo Radley
    Blog: Boo Radley
    Email: smartcanucks (at) gmail (dot) com
    Mail:

    Smart Canucks Inc.
    P.O.Box 62032
    RPO Burlington Mall
    Burlington, ON L7R 4K2

    Rules: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/4607264-post3.html
    Privacy Policy: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/privacy_policy.php

    Mods

    Administrator: Boo Radley
    Super Moderators (these are probably the best people to contact regarding issues on the forum)
    couponlady
    FallenPixels

    Moderators:
    AnneDougherty



    Trading Moderator:
    FallenPixels

    Some other users and technical administrators have moderating permissions and may moderate posts at times, but should not be contacted with questions about the site or for problems on the site.


    Check bottom of each forum to see which mods have permissions there if you need to contact a moderator
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    Community Helpers
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    SC Forum Rules

    General Rules

    Participation in SmartCanucks.ca is a privilege given to those who follow the usage rules outlined below. By participating in this forum you are agreeing to be bound by these rules. Failure to observe these rules may result in your post(s) being edited, negatively moderated or deleted. Smart Canucks reserves the right to ban abusers from the site and possibly seek legal action against them.

    While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate. The Administrator and Moderators reserve the right to edit the above rules for clarity and to address new issues for the benefit of all Smart Canucks members.

    If you disagree with a decision taken by a moderator, you may appeal to Boo Radley


    • Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
    • Members should each have their own account, account sharing is not allowed.
    • You may not log into another user's account for any reason.


    Posting


    • Please search before posting to see if a thread has been posted already and provide a clear title for your thread in the correct forum.
    • While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, profanity, insulting posts, personal attacks, purposeless or inflammatory posts. Our moderators' decision is final in these matters. If you feel you are attacked, or see a personal attack, please use the report button to the bottom left of the post to contact our moderators.
    • Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
    • Spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members. If you come across these posts on the forums, report using the (pic) report button to the bottom left of the post. Replying just encourages trolls and spammers.
    • We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
    • Links to competitor sites are not allowed, even if they follow referral/signature rules.
    • Do not attempt to bypass the filter for banned words or sites.
    • Advertising is not allowed, if you would like to advertise on our site, please contact an administrator.
    • Link shorteners, especially paid per click ones are not allowed, even when the link follows the signature link rules. You MUST be able to mouse over the link to see where it ultimately leads.
    • Voting Requests: Only ask for votes in the "request votes" section in contests. DO NOT make threads or comments in other areas asking for votes. These posts will be deleted without notice. This includes private messaging.
    • Links to personal blogs must be posted in the Your Personal Blog section (http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/your-personal-blog/) and must include a link back to Smart Canucks and must not be competing sites.
    • Moderators will not usually contact a member to inform them of moderation of their posts, if you have a question regarding why your post was moderated, please contact an Administrator


    Signatures & Avatars

    • You may have two (2) regular sized font text links in your signature, they may be referral links provided that they do not link to competitor sites.
    • Commercial banners for PTC/GTP or referral sites are not permitted in signatures.
    • Feel free to contact a moderator to check if a link is allowed in your signature.
    • You may have 1 reasonable sized image (500px wide and 200px tall) in your signature.
    • As of March 21, signatures may not be over 100kb in file size (regular images should not be bigger than this, animation will make file sizes bigger and slow down pages)
    • (Additional regular/small sized smilies/emoticons are also allowed, but on a separate line so as not to stretch the page for those using tablets and netbooks or other smaller screen resolution devices)
    • Tickers are allowed and can be added from TickerFactory (http://www.tickerfactory.com) or similar sites.


    Referral Links



    Trading on Smart Canucks

    • Smart Canucks Inc. is not responsible for your trades and does not offer any kind of guarantees or warranties on trading. Smart Canucks Inc. cannot be held liable or responsible for any losses or damages that result from trading.
    • The terms and conditions of any trade is up to the users involved, however, we urge users to use their common sense in setting trade values and deciding if a trade is fair.
    • Smart Canucks Inc. does not endorse the trading of cash, paypal or Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points. Please read the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points Terms and Conditions more details.
    • You may have three threads maximum in the Coupon Trading Section, please expire threads that you no longer need.
    • You may have a maximum of 10 trades or trains occurring at any time.
    • Used stamps may not be sent as part of a trade unless both parties agree before confirming the trade. (This includes stamps that appear uncancelled by the post office).
    • If you are asking a member with a low trade rating to send first, please let them know that this is a condition of the trade before confirming.
    • Remember to use the rating system after a trade.
    • If there is a dispute in a trade that you cannot resolve between the parties involved, you may contact the trading moderator. The trading moderator can also change trade ratings for you if left accidentally or when the issue has been resolved if you would like to change it to neutral or positive.
    • Retaliatory negative ratings are not allowed and will be removed.
    • The only place that you may post on the forums about issues with trading is the Blacklist Thread (found here: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/103028-...cklist-canada/) which also includes a list of members who are not allowed to trade on Smart Canucks.
    • While Canada Post advertises that mail should take a maximum of a few days across the country, please keep in mind that mail does on occasion take weeks and traders should exercise patience in trades and keep this in mind when trading soon to expire coupons.
    • You may bump your trade thread once every 24 hours regardless of whether it is on the first page or not.
    • You may not ask for Random Acts of Kindness (RAOKs) nor post about losing all of your coupons.
    • Gift Package Trains may not be run without the approval of a trading moderator.
    • Remember that the report button is there for a reason, pleases report any problems you see.


    Private Messaging

    • Private Messaging is a feature of this forum and is a privilege for users who abide by the rules. The content of your private messages is also subject to the forum rules. Using the private messaging system to promote, advertise, harass, solicit or influence members is forbidden. In cases of suspected abuse, the private message system of the offending member will be monitored and recorded. Once evidence of misuse is obtained, the user will be banned. For the members who are victims of this practice please do not hesitate to contact the site admin, forum manager, or a moderator.
    • Sharing the content of Private Messages publicly on the forum is not allowed. If you have concerns, you may forward the private message to a moderator
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    Smart Canucks Sections

    Smart Canucks has sections as well as forums for Deals, Flyers, Coupons and Freebies. While this can seem overwhelming, the sections do add information that gets lost with such busy forums and the forums allow for you to see up to the minute deals.

    These sections can be accessed from the green toolbar under the Smart Canucks logo header (please note that this menu may not work if you adblock)

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    Canadian Coupons

    This section contains a database of coupons you can print or order as well as e-coupons. While you will find most of these mentioned in the coupon forum, they are often pushed down the page by tearpad finds so the section is a great resource for finding extra websaver coupons to fill your order etc. It is also great for finding the many printable coupons that have long expiry dates and have not been bumped on the forums for some time.

    You can browse these coupons by choosing a retailer, brand or category in the drop down menu, or simply look at the Top Coupons link to see the most popular ones which likely have the best savings.

    The drop down menu also includes links to the major coupon ordering sites and the trading sections of the forum.

    Print Coupon will only show for printable coupons, any that need to be ordered will show Get Coupon.

    Deals Section


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    The My Deals section, found in the drop down menu in the Deals toolbar, allows you to customise which deals you like to see. If you are interested only in grocery deals from Walmart, you can choose to see these in My Deals. This is an amazing resource for people with a limited number of stores in their area, or for those looking for just baby or deals.

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    Simply Click on My Deals and choose Customize My Deals. Type in retailers (selecting from the drop down menu as you type) and which options you would like to see for those stores (Flyers, Member Brags, Deals etc).
    Once you have customized your deal options, enter your email in the 'DealMail' box to the right and click subscribe to have updates emailed to you.

    Freebies Section

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    Like the other sections, the Freebies Section contains much of the information found on the forums, in a more easily searchable form, especially for older but still valid freebies. This section includes everything from samples, downloads, full size freebies from manufacturers and free codes and pins for promotions.

    You can sort by category, or view the most recent, most viewed or most discussed freebies.

    Flyers Section

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    While many flyers are posted in the flyers forum, there are many smaller stores which do not get posted. The new Flyers Section includes the stores that do not get posted on the forums. It also is updated with the higher quality versions when often the forums have photos or scans of flyers.

    While these sections are very useful, often the forums contain the newest and hottest deals and coupons first, as well as allowing for more discussion. So visit both to make the most of the site and save more money!
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    List of forums & Useful Threads

    Canadian Shopping Section


    Welcome Lounge
    – Introduce yourself here and get the latest updates from our moderators. Users also may hold personal contests here provided they are open to all SC members to enter.
    Printable Shopping & Household Templates: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/102025-...anucks-canada/
    Introduce Yourself: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/4-new-s...others-canada/
    Adopt-a-Newbie: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/291196-adopt-newbie-3-0-a-canada/

    Shopping Deals & Flyers – View or share the latest deals, flyers and sales.
    Group Buy Deals Thread: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/158814-...e-only-canada/
    In addition, each week there are three threads posted that will help you make the most of your money while shopping:
    Official Hot Deals & Coupons to use with Flyers – Anne Dougherty
    Official Produce & Grocery Staples Deals - FallenPixels
    Official Baby Deals to go with Flyers - oddduck

    Links to these will be posted on the blog, or you can search the authors for their posts to find them. These threads are wikis so feel free to add deals you find.


    • Bragging – Share your great buys! Bragging is a positive forum, please do not post 'unbrags' here or attack other users for their perceived misuse of a deal or coupon.
    • Rants – Share your unbrags or customer service rants here. Please keep it family friendly!
    • Shoppers Drug Mart – The latest deals, flyers and Optimum news from Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Optimum Points Q&A: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/127130-...-faq-q-canada/
    Bonus Optimum Points Offers: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/127519-...-often-canada/

    Electronics / Tech Deals –
    Share or view Electronics and Tech deals

    Discuss & Request Deals and Coupons – You can request flyers here or ask if a certain type of coupon exists. (Please note that requests posted elsewhere may be deleted or moved here).
    Freebies & Samples

    Coupons – Here you will find the latest coupons available, printables, coupons to order, e-coupons or tearpads. Trading, discussion of coupon use or asking if coupons exist belong in other sections.
    Coupon Scan Zone (has scanned versions of available coupons for reference) http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/262910-...n-zone-canada/
    Official Printable Coupons Thread: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/134340-...oupons-canada/
    Links to hidden websaver, save.ca and brandsaver coupons: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/215853-...oupons-canada/
    Insert Schedule 2012: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/147615-...-below-canada/


    • Coupon Trading & Discussion – List your coupons for trade or coupon wishlist here, or let people know that you have updated your coupon list in your about me page which is searchable! You may have three threads maximum in this forum. Please expire threads you no longer need and bump no more than once every 24 hours.

    Trader Blacklist & thread to discuss negative trade experiences: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/103028-...cklist-canada/
    Trader Tracking List – Check to see if new traders are trading with a lot of members at once: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/216103-...g-list-canada/
    What are coupons worth? http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/257044-...-2-0-a-canada/

    • Coupon Trains – Participate in coupon trains with other members (more information on trains below).


    Contests –
    Post or view current contests and sweepstakes here.
    Tips to winning contests: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/67881-t...stakes-canada/
    Share your contest wins: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/2233-co...ou-won-canada/


    • Voting Requests – Post your vote requests here. Vote requests posted anywhere else will be removed.

    Guidelines for posting here: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/94756-w...etwork-canada/

    • Blog, Twitter & Facebook Contests – Facebook, Twitter and Blog contests often have very short timelines and require access to those sites, so are posted here for your convenience.


    Personal Finance
    - Discuss everything from taxes, bank accounts, and how you manage your family budget

    Shopping Discussion



    Canadian Store Reviews & Canadian Product Reviews – these are fairly self explanatory, post your reviews, good or bad.

    Canadian Shopping Discussion –
    Discuss pricematching, store policies, rebates, general shopping issues.

    Paid Surveys & Mystery Shopping –
    This section includes ways you can make money online or through Mystery Shopping. Please do your own research on companies posted here before sharing any personal information with them.
    Official List of Survey Sites: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/61049-o...-sites-canada/
    The most popular of the earn online sites are:
    Swagbucks (earn online by searching) http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/177371-...-stuff-canada/
    Superpoints & Related Sites: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/237266-...-v-2-a-canada/
    But there are many other listed in the forum to try.

    Shopping, Saving, Frugal Living Wiki
    – All of your tips for saving money and living frugally go in here. Everything from making your own soap to getting out of a long term contract.
    Index of useful threads and store policies here: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/212767-...ectory-canada/

    The other forums are self explanatory
    Community & Discussion – Everything from beauty tips to discussing your day.
    Happy Rep Day - http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/92638-h...ep-day-canada/ (give and get reps)
    Discuss the Weather - http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/115186-...-woods-canada/
    Post Anything (discuss your day) - http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/186467-...equest-canada/
    I Need Candy - http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/171542-...v2-0-a-canada/
    Site Help – ask here if you have questions about the site or technical problems.
    Free Stuff & Samples – Lots of sections to find the latest freebies
    Local Forums – Meet people from your local area, arrange coupon swaps, discuss local coupon finds or sales at local stores.
    Expired – Old threads can be found here
    Canucks Go Surfing – Share your personal blog or sites you love.
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    Posting on the Forums

    How to make a new thread & reply to threads

    To make a new thread, find the correct forum for your thread and click the green New Thread button (top left above threads)
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    Add your title (should be descriptive including necessary brand name, store, dates etc) and if it is a deal or coupon, add an expiry date so the thread will automatically be archived when it expires.
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    Features that can help you format your post (add images, polls, quotes etc)
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    When replying, you can quote users from other posts in that thread to clarify which point you are addressing. There is no need to quote the original post.
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    Searching (general and similar threads)
    Before asking a question or posting a deal, please check to see if it has already been posted on the forums. You can search an individual forum by clicking ‘Search This Forum’ in the top right corner above the thread titles or search the whole forum with Advanced Search.
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    Please note, the search engine in SC is currently undergoing upgrades and some search results will not show. In the mean time, try using Google with the following search term: "site:forum.smartcanucks.ca [what you're looking for]"

    Editing Posts
    At the bottom of your posts is an 'Edit Post' button, if you make an error you would like to fix, click on it and it will bring you back to your post. The edit box only has basic controls for formatting text, so you may need to click onto advanced editing, this is also the case if you would like to edit the thread title.

    When clicking Edit, you may need to scroll up to find the edit box.

    Editing capabilities are disabled when the thread reaches a certain time on the forum, so you will not be able to edit older threads

    Reporting Threads
    If you see a problem, a reposted deal, or post in the wrong section and can not expire your thread – use the ‘report’ button to let a mod know. The report button shows under the username on every post. It will bring up a box for you to give reasons for your report. Please note that our moderators are not online 24 hours a day and it may be some time before they see your report.
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    Expiring Threads
    In certain forums (deals, coupons etc, where there is a definite expiry date), you will see the option to expire a post at the bottom of the first post only (beside the PM and quote buttons). If this is your thread, it will be automatically expired. If it is someone else's thread, at least three people need to click to expire it, so don't worry if you click accidentally. It is better to report someone else's thread than have people expire it as a mod can move it to the correct forum or let the person know why it was expired.

    Wikis
    For certain threads, like store closings or flash sales, it is helpful for all members to be able to edit the thread. When starting a new thread, you will be given the option to make the thread a wiki so it is editable by all members of SC. If you decide to make it a wiki later, scroll down past the text in the first post and choose ‘Turn to Wiki Thread’
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    Abbreviations
    Often people ask what do all the short forms mean (like DH / FPC / HV etc) – there is a list of abbreviations here: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/212015-...-forms-canada/

    If you are new to both couponing and the forums, this forum is a great place to start (Shopping Savings & Frugal Living Wiki: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/212767-...ectory-canada/)

    How to Take a Screenshot
    If you are posting in site help with an issue with the site, or just need to take a screenshot of something, this is how:
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    Forum Extras

    Likes vs Thumbs Up vs Reps
    There are several ways to thank users for their posts or agree with them without posting.
    Thumbs up – appears only on the first post of a thread. You can like the thread, even if you do not necessarily agree with the poster
    Like – appears on every post in a thread. Like the comments by a poster. They are sent a notification that you like their post
    Rep – appears on every post in a thread. Send the person private comments about their post. Please note that these still must adhere to the rules of SC. Many members use reps just to say hello also.

    These likes and thumbs up contribute to our Top Posters Section (accessible by the ‘TOP’ link in the green bar at the top of the page) where you can view the most popular posts.
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    Private & Visitor Messages
    If you would like to contact another member, without it being very public on the forums, you can send them a Private Message (PM) or Visitor Message. Please note that Visitor Messages are public and viewed from the person’s profile. Private Messages are viewable only by the person receiving.
    To send a Private Message, you can click on the person’s name on their posts and choose from the drop down menu, or click Inbox and New Message, typing their username into the Send To box.
    To send a visitor message, click Profile from the drop down menu.
    Private Messages over 365 days are automatically deleted. You can check individual PMs and choose to download them as a text or excel document if you would like to clean your Inbox.
    2. Save all your messages on your computer for easy access in the future:
    - Go to http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/private.php
    Scroll to the very bottom.
    - Click on
    "Download all Private Messages as:
    XML | CSV | Text"

    When you receive a new like, reputation or private message, you will see a notification in the header

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    Scrolling past this will show your latest reputation messages
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    User CP (click Settings top right in header to access)

    Scroll down to Settings on the left hand side of the page


    Edit Profile
    Change your email, add contact details for social media and messengers.
    Change your custom user title
    Add a biography, coupon trade and wishlist to appear in the Coupon Trader
    User Profile Privacy to change who can view your profile
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    Trading
    Rules : See Here
    If you are new to couponing or trading, check out our Adopt-A-Newbie thread to get an adoptive 'parent' to help you learn

    Where to get coupons
    There are many places to get coupons:
    Tearpads are the most common form of coupon and are found in stores usually attached to the shelves.
    Inserts are the coupon booklets that come in newspapers (Brandsaver,RedPlum, SmartSource). These are sometimes only found in subscription copies of newspapers and not those sold in stores.
    Printables can be printed from emails or websites. Some will require a coupon printer driver to be installed on your computer to ensure you only print the maximum amount allowed. Please note that not all stores accept printables.
    Other coupons can be mailed directly from manufacturers, and are often higher value.

    There is threads of known coupons here :
    Coupon Scan Zone (has scanned versions of available coupons for reference): http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/262910-...n-zone-canada/
    Official Printable Coupons Thread: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/134340-...oupons-canada/
    Links to hidden websaver, save.ca and brandsaver coupons: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/215853-...oupons-canada/

    How To Trade

    Differences between Trade / Train / RAOK
    Smart Canucks has many members who will trade coupons. There are several ways of trading:
    Trade – two members swap coupons (or a gift card etc)
    Auction - Usually reserved for very high value coupons or when a trader needs a list of high value coupons. Often traders will offer a gift card for best offer of coupons from their wishlist.
    Train – 3+ members are put on a ‘train’ together. There are different types of trains
    Regular Train – Coupons are put in and the envelope is sent from person to person with people taking from the envelope and adding back coupons
    VWT Train – A Virtual Wishlist Train – each member provides a wishlist of coupons they want. You send a certain amount of coupons (or $ amount of coupons) for each person to the conductor and they send you back all the coupons sent for you.
    Buddy Train – The conductor will pair you with a mystery buddy. You are given their wishlist and someone else receives yours. They send you a package of coupons directly.
    RAOK – Random Act of Kindness – when people send you something for free, no trade required. Sometimes people may see you want them and RAOK them for a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) so it does not cost them anything to send you the coupons. You are not allowed to ask for RAOKs.
    Gift Package Trains – these may not be run without the approval of a moderator. They are usually run for holiday seasons and include actual items. There are additional requirements for riding and running these trains which a moderator can explain to you.

    Before trading, please read this thread to get an idea of typical trade rates: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/257044-...-2-0-a-canada/
    You should also check these threads to see if the user has a lot of trades occurring at once, or if users have had issues with the trader:
    Blacklist Thread: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/103028-...cklist-canada/
    Trader Tracking List – Check to see if new traders are trading with a lot of members at once: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/216103-...g-list-canada/

    Trading

    There are various ways to trade on Smart Canucks.

    The Trading Forum (http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/canadia...ing-discussion) or using the Trader Section from your profile which lists a searchable list of all users here (http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/coupontrade.php). Both of these, as well as the Coupon Trains forum are available from the TRADE section in the green bar top right.
    Many people who use the Trader Section update this thread to let people know they have added new coupons (http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/8536-sc...-trade-canada/)

    You simply type in the coupons you have to trade and your wishlist and let people contact you (by private message) or look through the lists to see if any of the coupons on others’ trade lists interest you.

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    The list is easily searchable by wishlist and tradelist which is more useful than the forum where a search will bring up both types of list in results. However, the forum is still very useful for Auctions and specialised trades and does get a lot of views. As long as you can maintain your list, you can use both at the same time (eventually these will be merged into one system). Please remember, only 3 threads in the coupon forum at any time.

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    If interested, Private Message the trader giving exact details of what coupons you are interested in and what you are prepared to give them (or ask what they would like in return).

    Often there is some back and forth before a trade is agreed upon, so at the end, after exchanging addresses, send another message that states ‘so I am sending xyz coupons to this address and receiving abc coupons at this address’. That way you can clean up all of the other PMs and have a clear agreement in case of problems.

    Please note, if you are a new trader, you may be asked to send first with the other trader sending once they receive your end of the trade.

    Submit Rating

    Once you have received your end of the trade you should leave feedback for the user, even if they have not yet received theirs.

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    On the feedback page, you can choose to view their feedback for trades or trains, as well as the feedback they left for others from the top tabs. Users will often have more trades than actual feedback numbers since each person you trade with only counts once.

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    If you have a problem
    While there are many successful trades on Smart Canucks, sometimes things do go wrong.
    First, be patient, Canada Post’s guidelines on how long mail takes can be greatly exaggerated and it is not unusual for mail to take a few weeks.

    To limit delays in mail, ensure you take your envelope to the post office to be weighed if you are unsure of the amount of postage needed and address your envelope properly to ensure the machine can read it.

    Boo Radley
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    The postal code should be on the same line as the city and province and clearly written with space all around it for the machine’s cancelling stamp.

    If you have not received your trade after several weeks, contact the other trader.
    Only if you can not come to an agreement on resolving the trade
    should you contact the Trading Moderator or leave a negative rating.
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    Gifts (to be added when new system is introduced)
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    Woah Another One!!
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    Could I need this much space?
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    Perhaps?
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    Why Not?
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