McDonald’s Canada Hacked – 95,000 Job Applicants Affected

McDonald’s Canada says the careers section of their website was compromised in a recent cyberattack, compromising the personal information of about 95,000 job applicants since 2014.

In a statement, the company said people affected are those who applied online for a job at a McDonald’s Canada restaurant between March 2014 and March 2017.

McDonald’s says the personal information compromised was limited to applicant name, address, email address, phone number, employment background and other standard application information.

But the company says their jobs site doesn’t collect social insurance numbers, banking information or health information.

“At this time, we have no information that the information taken has been misused,” the company said. “We apologize to those impacted by this incident.”

McDonald’s shut down the careers website and launched an investigation when they learned of the privacy breach.

“The careers webpage will remain shut down until the investigation is complete and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that this type of security breach does not happen again.”

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Free Pizza Slices For Devices At Pizza Pizza Through April 30, 2017

It’s that time of the year again, when Pizza Pizza offers up free Slices for Devices to mark Earth Month.

As part of the Earth Month celebration, Pizza Pizza locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia will be offering fans free pizza slices for end of life electronic devices, from April 1, through April 30, 2017.

The following small electronic devices will be accepted at Pizza Pizza stores:

  • Mobile and smart phones
  • Digital cameras
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Handheld gaming consoles (ie. Nintendo 2DS/ 3DS, Sony PlayStation Vita)

There’s a limit of four devices per customer.

All devices collected during the campaign will be safely recycled by the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA). All proceeds from the recycled items will be donated to Children´s Miracle Network through Pizza Pizza´s Slices for Smiles Foundation.

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Ruffles Canada Unveils New Mozzarella ‘N Marinara Potato Chips

Ruffles Canada looks to give your taste buds a flavourful shock with the introduction of new Mozzarella ‘N Marinara flavoured potato chips.

The re-created pub-style classic features Ruffles ridged potato chips seasoned to taste like deep fried cheesy mozzarella sticks dipped into a marinara sauce made with blend of tomatoes, garlic and herbs.

I was able to pick up a 245g bag of the new Mozzarella ‘N Marinara flavoured chips at my local Walmart for $3.27. I’ll post a quick review with my thoughts in the near future.

Nutritional Information – Ruffles Mozzarella ‘N Marinara Potato Chips (20 Chips)

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fibre: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

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East Side Mario’s Offers New $19.99 Family Pizza Deal

East Side Mario’s serves up value with the launch of their $19.99 Family Pizza Deal at participating locations across Canada.

The $19.99 Family Pizza Deal includes a large, two-topping pizza, plus your choice of a family-sized garden or Caesar salad, two garlic homeloaves and your choice of two dipping sauces. You can upgrade to an extra-large pizza for an additional $5.

East Side Mario’s $19.99 Family Pizza Deal is an Everyday Deal To Go, making it available for pick-up or delivery only.

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Tostitos Canada Introduces New Hint Of Jalapeño Flavoured Tortilla Chips

Tostitos Canada brings just the right amount of heat to the party to whet your appetite with the introduction of new Hint of Jalapeño flavoured tortilla chips.

Tostitos Hint of Jalapeño flavoured tortilla chips feature crispy, premium white corn tortilla chips that are lightly seasoned with a touch of spice for an authentic flavour experience. Add even more flavour with your favourite queso and salsas.

You can find new Tostitos Hint of Jalapeño flavoured tortilla chips at retailers across Canada. My local Walmart sells 285g bags of the new tortilla chips for $2.97. Prices and availability may vary by location.

Nutritional Information – Tostitos Hint of Jalapeño (11 Chips)

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Carbs: 33g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Protein: 3 g

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Lay’s Canada Launches New Wavy Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips

Lay’s Canada offers chip lovers a cheesy delight with the introduction of new Wavy Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream flavoured potato chips.

Wavy Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream features the brand’s crispy, ridged chips seasoned with a combination of creamy cheddar and tangy sour cream flavours for maximum flavour delivery.

Fans can find 240g bags of new Wavy Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream potato chips at retailers across Canada. Walmart Canada typically sells Family Size bags (240g) for $2.77 -$2.97 each.

Nutritional Information – Wavy Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips (Per 17 Chips)

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

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Miss Vickie’s Launches New Harvest Cheddar & Herbs Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Miss Vickie’s has a new potato chip flavour that will appeal to cheddar cheese and herb lovers alike: Harvest Cheddar & Herbs.

The new flavor features kettle cooked potato chips seasoned with a unique blend of herbs, including basil, parsley, and rosemary and then paired with a creamy cheddar cheese.

Miss Vickie’s Let’s Stay In Tonight Contest

To celebrate the launch of the new flavour, Miss Vickie’s and Tasty Rewards Canada are offering fans a chance to win a cool $1,000.

Miss Vickie’s Let’s Stay In Tonight Sweepstakes
Miss Vickie’s Let’s Stay In Tonight Contest

If you’re interested in entering for a chance to win, simply visit this contest page at Tasty Rewards, and follow the instructions. Just take note that in order to participate, you’ll have to have a Tasty Rewards account. Membership is free, and if you do become a member, you’ll receive access to recipes and entertaining ideas to food news and money-saving offers.

There’s a limit of one entry per person, per email address per day. The contest closes on at 5:00 p.m. ET, on April 21, 2017.

On April 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET one winning entry will be randomly drawn from among all eligible entries received during the contest period.

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Swanson Canada Introduces New Family-Sized Skillet Meals

Swanson Canada serves up larger portion sizes of their popular Skillet Meals with the introduction of new Family-Sized Skillet Meals.

New Family-Sized Skillet Meals feature choice cuts of meat, and crisp veggies in chef-inspired sauces.

Each Family-Sized Skillet Meal serves four and can found in grocery stores across Canada in the following four varieties:

  • Cheesy Chicken Cheese features seasoned white chicken with broccoli, carrots, corn, and noodles in a classic cheese sauce.
  • Chicken Stir Fry features white chicken tossed with pasta, carrots, broccoli, and red peppers in a sesame garlic stir-fry sauce.
  • Garlic Chicken is made with savoury tender cuts of grilled white chicken, crisp broccoli, sweet corn, and carrots tossed with pasta in a zesty garlic seasoning.
  • Alfredo Chicken offers grilled seasoned white chicken complements crisp carrots, fresh broccoli, garden peas, and pasta in a rich Alfredo sauce.

While prices may vary by location, I’ve seen the new Family-Sized Skillet Meals selling for $8.99 at local grocery stores in my area.

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‘Titanic: New Evidence’ Coming To Discovery Canada On April 9, 2017

A new one-hour documentary that challenges the popular theory that the RMS Titanic sank in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage is coming to Discovery Canada.

In Titanic: New Evidence, investigative journalist and Titanic expert Senan Molony claims newly uncovered photographs prove a fire that raged in the ship’s boiler rooms was ultimately responsible for the loss of 1,503 lives and the most controversial tragedy in maritime history.

RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic

The documentary shockingly claims the owners of the Titanic knew about the fire before she set sail and deliberately kept it secret from their passengers.

In a bitter postscript, Molony reveals how in the wake of the disaster, he believes White Star Line’s Chairman, J. Bruce Ismay, did everything in his power to keep the real story from getting out.

Titanic: New Evidence premieres Sunday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Discovery Canada.

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Get A Free Personalized Spoon From Kellogg’s Canada

Kellogg’s Canada is offering fans the opportunity to obtain a free personalized spoon through September 30, 2017. Read on to find out exactly what you need to know to get this cereal-friendly freebie offer.

To obtain your free personalized spoon, simply pick up any two boxes of specially-marked Kellogg’s cereal with an offer for a “Free Personalized Spoon.”

After opening the specially-marked cereal boxes you’ll find a PIN code printed on the inside of the box. When you have obtained at least two PIN codes, visit this special Kellogg’s Canada Spoons webpage, follow the instructions, and enter the two unique PIN codes in the spaces provided. Just remember, you’ll need two unique PIN codes to claim each personalized spoon. You’ll also have to provide an address where you want to have the spoon(s) delivered. You can expect your personalized spoon(s) to show up in your mailbox within 90 days from the date you complete your order. There’s a limit of a maximum of 11 characters per spoon, but there’s no limit on the number of free spoons you can claim.

You can find the special PIN codes in the following specially-marked Kellogg’s cereal boxes:

  • Rice Krispies* Cereal – 640g
  • Froot Loops* Cereal – 580g
  • Corn Pops* Cereal – 575g
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes* Cereal – 650g
  • Mini-Wheats* Original Cereal – 700g
  • Mini-Wheats* Brown Sugar Cereal – 700g

The Free Personalized Spoon offer is good through September 30, 2017, or while supplies last, whichever comes first. The complete terms can be found here.

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