Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for the Smart Saver! We found some great deals for you to help save some money.

If you would like to go out to watch a movie, it’s a good idea to do that on a Tuesday at Cineplex since they offer cheaper tickets for “Cineplex Tuesdays”. Instead of the regular $ 11.99 admission you will only have to pay $ 7.99, which is a pretty good price for going to the movies. If going out to watch a movie is something you like doing more often I would also recommend becoming a SCENE member, this will give you an additional 10% discount and you can earn points to get rewards.

When you’re doing groceries it might be a good idea to check out certain products at 7 Eleven. They have great deals on soda’s and chips. They also serve food such as hotdogs and pizzas that are cheap and a good option if you’re in a hurry or just looking for a quick snack.

Using a foreign bank account can become quite expensive if you take a look at the fees, so a lot of people choose using cash instead. When you withdraw money there is usually a fee attached as well, but Iris found out that the HSBC machines charge you only $2 instead of the usual $3. However, you might be one of the lucky ones that can use Scotia banks Global ATM Alliance, which means you won’t get charged any extra fees at all. Only certain banks are a part of the Global ATM Alliance, click here to go to their website to check if your bank is part of the alliance.

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Going out for dinner doesn’t have to be expensive in Vancouver, you just got to make sure you go to the right spot. Something everybody likes is pasta and we found two great places to go. First off there is Ciao Bella, a real Italian restaurant where you get 50% off on meals every Monday and Tuesday night and everyday at lunch. Then there is The Old Spaghetti Factory, here you can get a three course menu for only $15.

You might have noticed that yesterday was Valentine ’s Day, so if you really like chocolate like most of us in the office do (except for me), you might be able to score some that are on sale!

Hope to see all of you tonight at Tap & Barrel!!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

What to do on the weekend?

It’s already weekend again and Vancouver has, as always, great events planned for you, such as the Granville Island Winterruption Festival, a late night movie on Valentines day or free samples at the Baker’s Market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

From February 14th till February 16th the annual Granville Island Winterruption Festival will be held. This festival is a truly unique winter festival in Vancouver. During the festival you can discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around the Island all weekend long.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

If you are fan of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet you should not miss this late night Valentine’s Day movie with beer, popcorn and grilled cheese at the Rio theater on East Broadway. The movie starts at 11pm and tickets cost either $6 in costume or $8 regular. So crab your dearest on Valentine’s Day an head out to the Rio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

For all the sweet tooth’s here in Vancouver it is almost a must to visit the Baker’s Market on Sunday 16th. You do not only see beautiful baked creations, but you can also try them for free! The market runs from 11am until 3pm at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert Street)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Or why not joining the INTERNeX gang on Friday for the Valentines Day Pub Crawl and on Saturday for some ice skating fun. We meet at 6pm on Saturday at Robson and Howe st. Click here and here to join the events.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday “Happy Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood all around the globe. Though is celebrated on different dates depending on the country, it’s for sure and special date for all of us!

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In Canada, is one of the most popular festivals after Christmas and Valentine’s Day and is celebrated in the second Sunday of May (like most of the several countries around the world which celebrate this festivity). So this year, it’ll be celebrated the 12th of May!

In Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Lithuania, Hungary and Rumania for example, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May, instead of the second one.

Although we don’t celebrate it exactly the same day (in many other countries is celebrated in an entirely different time of the year), the spirit is the same: we pay tribute to our mothers and thank them for their amazing constant support, unconditional love and their devotion.

Normally, cards and flowers are the most common gifts, but I think we should be creative and show our “personal” character on them.

For example, what about a small trip? Or a therapeutic massage? Sounds great eh? Of course it does, and I know our mothers will appreciate that!

Sometimes, I know mothers just want them us to be happy and just  a few words are more than enough. The most important issue is to demonstrate our love and support, like they do every time with us!

For all the world’s mothers: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Is it already the weekend?! Well then, time for another round of awesome things to do in Vancouver!

Chinese New Year Parade

First and foremost, this Sunday we will be heading down to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year Parade that happens every year in Vancouver! This is a great way to learn about the Chinese culture, enjoy some delicious Chinese cuisine and watch spectacular shows! So come out with us this Sunday!

When: Sunday February 17th 11:00 am

Where: Chinatown, Vancouver

For more information and details for meeting place check our Facebook event page!

Valentine’s Day Clubbing!

Were you busy during the week and on actual Valentine’s day? Don’t worry, the celebration of love doesn’t stop! This weekend, there will be tons of clubs in Vancouver that are partying it up with Valentine’s day as their theme! Check out these clubs in Vancouver:

Pop Opera-Valentine’s Day Bash – all ladies free cover before 10:30 pm check it out here

AuBar: Wasn’t a fan of V-day? Anti Valentines Day Party, free cover for all ladies wearing black, check it out here

For more information and more awesome club events, click here

Vancouver Comedy Fest

Need some good laughs this weekend? The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be sure to have you rolling on the floor! On Saturday the 16th, The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be presenting WTF with Mac Maron, a hilarious comedy podcast, who was featured in the New York Times! For more information, check it out here

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

 

 

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Today is Valentine’s Day! But this doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money trying to make this day special for your sweetheart. There are many ways you can save money and have a great time with your date!

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A great way to save some money today is getting a Valentine’s day card at the dollar store…if you don’t mind the card coming from a dollar store, that is. Dollar stores nowadays carry almost everything you need  -from kitchenware, camping gear to decorations for all occasions. They also have really romantic cards for an occasion like today! So why not save a couple of dollars, and buy a card from a dollar store instead of pricier places like Carlton or Hallmark? Cards are cards…it is what you write it in that makes it special 🙂

Ice Skating at Robson Square!

Just spent all of your money on a fancy dinner and don’t know what to do after? Bring your date to the Robson Square ice rink for a night of  free ice skating (if you bring your skates!). If you want things to get more exciting and you want to show off your skating skills to your date, check out Valentine’s Day Ice Dance Competition, which is also free and open to anyone. Skate rentals are available for $4 per person. Ice skating is super romantic and perfect activity for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, spread the love! ❤

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday!

Did you know it’s Valentine’s Day next week Thursday February 14th? Uh oh. If you have that special someone in your life and you haven’t thought of what to do or get them, you are in big trouble! Just kidding 😉  If you are having trouble figuring out what to do for your special date, this might give you some ideas! We asked some people from INTERNeX (girls AND guys), on what they thought to be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day date in Vancouver, and here is what they had to say!

The “IDEAL” Valentine’s Day date from the guys perspective:

Guy #1: “I’d start the date by a nice stroll along the Seawall, then dine her at a restaurant (preferably not too expensive). Then I’d ask her to come back to my place”

Guy #2: “My ideal version of a Valentine’s Day date would be to first take a walk somewhere beautiful and scenic. Then we’d have a small picnic. If the weather gets chilly, I’d take off my jacket for her (a man of chivalry, perhaps?). Then I’d walk her home…”

Guy #3: “I’d take her to Granville Island, it’s really nice there and take a walk and maybe check out the market. After, we’d take a water taxi back to Vancouver. Then we’d go back to my place and I’d cook her dinner”

The “IDEAL” Valentine’s Day date from the girls perspective:

Girl #1: “I’d like to take a walk along the beach, followed by a romantic candlelit dinner. After dinner, we’d go to watch a movie. But after that, I’d like to go home and sleep”

Girl #2: “I’d start the day by being treated to a really nice breakfast at home. And by that I mean, the breakfast table has to be all decorated, with coffee, orange juice, pancakes, and everything!  We then will take a walk through a park if it’s nice weather and rent a boat. After, we’d have a really nice dinner at a restaurant. Then I’d end the day by watching a movie of MY choice”

Interesting…very interesting. What will you do on Valentine’s Day for that special someone? Or rather, what would YOU like to do?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com