The Shopping Bin Reference Sheet

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

For your information, here is a chart of all the shopping bins, that I know of, currently for sale in Canada! It will be continuously updated as I come across new bins. Bin Price Reference Link PC Green® Box $7.00 Reusable Grocery Green Bin | ZehrsPC GREEN Box With Strap | PC.ca (presidentschoice.ca) Real Canadian … Read More

Every banner owned by Loblaw (that I can think of)

Categories: Jacob's Mind, Loblaw Companies Ltd, Shop

Loblaw is one of the largest grocery store companies in Canada, with a mess of current and former banners. Here is a list of all the different banners they have (and have had) to the best of my knowledge. Current Banners Banner Territory Notes Loblaws Greater Toronto Area, Eastern Ontario, London Most Loblaws stores have … Read More

Bins! Bins! Bins!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

Re-usable shopping bags suck, I’m sorry but they just suck. They’re hard to pack (constantly flopping around) and difficult to clean (most are made of a absorbent fabric which requires periodic trips to the washing machine). I don’t like paying for plastic shopping bags (nor dealing with the waste they produce) so what do I … Read More

Student Discounts – Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph

Categories: Shop

Here is a list of various student discounts I have found in the region: Kitchener-Waterloo Grocery Stores Bulk Barn 10% off your purchase every Wednesday when you present your student card (includes High School, University, and College students). Sobeys Bridgeport 10% off groceries every Tuesday when you scan your AirMiles card and present your student … Read More

New bin alert!!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

I was at Walmart in Guelph the other day and I noticed a new Walmart bin. Originally I thought “oh it’s probably just another InStore Corp Greenbox® with a white Walmart decal.” However, upon further inspection, it appears to be a completely new bin from a new company, NOVO plastics. NOVO Plastics Inc. is a … Read More

Bin Alert: New Walmart Shopping Bins!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

Walmart has recently introduced a black version of their shopping bin! Its the same kind of bin as Walmart’s blue one (an InStore Corp Greenbox®) just in a different colour. This is the first black Greenbox® I’ve found. I don’t think InStore has made a black version of their bins before. Regardless, it’s nice to … Read More

Bin Update!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

Hey all, just wanted to give everyone an update on the current shopping bin situation. If you’re not sure what a shopping bin is, it’s basically a plastic box made by InStore Products Limited. Most people are familiar with the PC GREEN Box version of this product, but now other stores are selling their own … Read More

Bin Update – The Walmart Bins are Back!

Categories: Bin, Jacob's Mind, Shop

I was at the Woodlawn Walmart in Guelph a few days ago, and I noticed, at the front near the self-checkouts, that the once missing Walmart Bins are back! Based on what I saw they are identical to the older Walmart bins the company used to sell before 2019 when they mysteriously disappeared. Same shade … Read More

Canadian English Reference

Categories: Jacob's Mind

In Canada we follow a modified version of English which includes a mix of spelling from both the United Kingdom and the United States. Most Canadians are unaware of the proper way to spell many words in Canadian English. This reference indicates some common mistakes: The ‘U’ In Canadian English words which end in -or … Read More