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Reed Security: The Secret Of Our Success

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 19, 2015 09:42

 

  

 

Two years ago, Oyvind Sparboe and Myron Jacobsen brought Reed Security to Prince Albert.

 
“We were long term employees at another security company and we saw first hand there was a lot of room for improvement.,” said Sparboe. “We looked at several partnership options and after careful screening, Reed Security and their $5 a month promo was clearly the best choice.”
 
You can feel at ease knowing your home, cabin or business is secure when you choose Reed Security as your security provider.  Solutions include Alarm Systems with 24-7 Monitoring, ReedHD™ Hi-Def Cameras you can view from your smartphone and Access Control swipe-card systems which control who goes where and when.
 
The one thing separating Reed Security from the rest is the commitment to providing Excellent Customer Service. Reed Security cares about building long-term relationships with their clients, going above and beyond before and after the sale. Some companies may take weeks to provide service, while Reed Security’s goal is by the next business day.
 
Jacobsen and Sparboe know one of the biggest benefits to having a monitored home security system, is it provides constant monitoring when you are unable to do so yourself. If you need to leave town for business or a vacation, they recommend putting your trust in Reed Security. Reed Security offers full monitoring and is a ULC listed company, which indicates a high standard of monitoring and installation. You can feel assured there will be a response to an emergency situation. Additionally, when you are away from your home or business you can use remote monitoring services. For example, ALARM.COM interactive services use 3G cell towers to connect your security system directly to your smartphone, tablet, or PC. No phone line is required. 

 

 

“Today, your security system can provide you with a variety of notifications,” said Jacobsen.  “There are a lot of latch-key kids out there so now when the kids come home from school at four o’clock, or whenever, you can get a notification on your phone that lets you know the kids are home.”

 
Jacobsen and Sparboe want to inform potential customers that an alarm system can also provide additional protection to a variety of other factors including fire and carbon dioxide detection while preventing intruders and protecting valuables.
 
“A security system is not just used for security anymore,” said Jacobsen. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh, I will never get broken into.’ Well, you could still have a flood in your home, you could have a fire in your home or your furnace could quit.

“Today you can add to your security system a variety of sensors such as environmental sensors, low temp sensors, water sensors, smoke sensors and carbon dioxide sensors.”

 

 

An Anniversary Gift to You!
 
In celebration of Reed Security’s 15th Anniversary in Saskatoon and Second Anniversary in Prince Albert we would like to offer all new clients the following alarm promo: 

  • $99 activation (reg. $299) for all Switch Overs
  • $299 activation (reg. $599) for all New Installations
  • $5 a Month 24/7 Monitoring for the first year (after that it’s only $19.95)
  • Free low temperature sensor
  • Free ALARM.COM Interactive Services – for the first month
  • Professional Installation with Full System Test
  • Up to 25% Off Home Insurance – consult your broker
  • Expires November 30th, 2015
 
 
 




You can find more information on Reed Security on their Spotlight Profile.
 
 

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Palliser Rooms EQ3 Has Your Canadian Made Furniture In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 16, 2015 11:12

Supporting Canadian manufacturing is important to us at Palliser Rooms. Defehr Furniture, one of our featured bedroom suppliers is a family owned furniture manufacturer located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 Defehr prides themselves on designing and building bedroom, home office and home entertainment furniture bringing together the most current technology combined with age old techniques in craftsmanship. With over 60 years of experience in the furniture industry, their designers and builders are committed to providing our customers with quality furniture at great prices.

Our Milano and Verona collections feature beautiful solid maple fronts and mouldings and are both available in graphite and java finishes.

Create a rustic retreat with the Stockton collection featuring solid pine construction, textured stone and distressed finish.

The Seabrook collection was designed with a unique, durable driftwood laminate finish that stands out from the rest.

Contemporary styling, a modern anthracite finish and functional under bed storage defines the Vienna. 

 

Blog Source: Palliser Rooms EQ3

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Stay Trendy YXE!

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 14, 2015 08:32

Turtleneck Sweater

We all know that the temperature is dropping and the air is a bit more chilly. It is tricky to look chic and stay warm but with this cozy trend, you can have both.  Find a turtleneck sweater that is fitted with a high neck and it will be a perfect option for any fall or winter outfit. Layer it with a leather jacket or wear it under a sleeveless dress. You can find these sweaters is any shape, colour and size so it is very easy to incorporate it into your existing wardrobe.

Photo source: Pinterest

 

Fur Vest

A fur vest is a crucial piece to add to your Fall wardrobe. It is a statement piece that can be paired with just about anything you have in your closet. Wear it with a your favourite boyfriend jeans, heals and a statement jewellery or dress it up by wearing all black underneath. 

 

 

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Cuffs

You've mastered the way to roll the cuffs of your boyfriend jeans but have you tried it with your high-waisted silk pants? This way you can dress them up or down! Looking for something more comfy and casual? You can roll the cuffs on any pant. Add a belt and a tucked in tee to tie the casual look together.

  

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Marsala

This season's in trend colour is Marsala. Whether it is makeup, furniture, clothing or food, you can find this deep burgundy hue is everywhere. Try it on your lips for a bold statement or introduce it in your home as a throw pillow or a cozy blanket.

 

 

Photo source: Pinterest

 

 

You can find clothing and accessories at your local boutiques in Saskatoon. Check out locally owned Era Style Loft, Twisted Goods and Stasia Boutique for some great finds for this Fall!



 The My Saskatoon Team

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J and S Picture Frame Warehouse Is Now Featuring Local Artists

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 8, 2015 12:08

A local business for over thirty-seven years, J and S Picture Frame Warehouse values their customers and believes in quality work. They take pride in the fact that all framing is done in house so that your precious valuables and artwork are never sent out. 

Specializing in framing, photo restoration and large format printing on paper and canvas, the employees of J and S are extremely qualified to do all with care and precision. Being a established local business, they truly value the support of their loyal customers. 

 

 An example of Photo Restoration 

Custom made frames

 

Something new and exciting to J and S Picture Frame Warehouse is that they are now hosting art shows. Local artists of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan are featured and you can view the art during regular business hours.

For the month of October, Gloria Parker will be featuring her pastel art. November's art show  will be featuring a photographer and alcohol ink artist. 

 

 

For artists looking to book a space, contact Sherri at 306-373-1172. Check out J and S Picture Frame Warehouse current promotion here and all other information on their Spotlight Profile

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It's Halloween At Twisted Goods

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 5, 2015 09:47

Things have gotten a little bit spookier at Twisted Goods this week! They have brought Halloween to the stores with some haunted housewares and spooky decor. 

 

                             

 

Here is what Lindsey, Virtual Merchandiser, has to say about it:

"Some of my top choices for Twisted Goods Halloween decor this year has got to be our multi-sized tin Jack-o-Lanters and our wide variety of adorable mugs. The tin Jack-o-Lanters are perfect for adding an element of Halloween to your door step without all the added work of carving a pumpkin. Plus, you can reuse them year after year.  

The mugs this season are too cute to handle. Show a little spirit of Halloween festiveness with an adorable pumpkin or ghost mug! We also have some enticing wearables this Halloween season. Several varieties of masquerade masks, sassy aprons, and even some spooky neck-ties!"

 

                                             

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Goods will be handing out Halloween candy on Saturday, October 31st. Head down to the Centre Mall from 3:30-5pm and the Lawson Heights Malls from 4:30-6pm with your children!

 

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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FloorIt Grand Re-Opening

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 1, 2015 14:10

Locally owned FloorIt has been serving Saskatoon for over seventeen years! With new renovations and the addition of new co-ownership within the family, FloorIt wants to celebrate by having a  Re-Grand Opening!  This Saturday from 10-5pm there will be special sale pricing, food and drink, kids activities and live music! The mayor, Don Atchison, will also be in attendance as he will preform the ribbon cutting. 

 Family Fun

There will be a section in the showroom where the kids can be entertained by games, activities and even balloon animals! The parking lot will have three race cars from Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and their drivers ready for photo opportunities and meet and greets!

There will be live music throughout the day, local talent playing piano and guitar!

BBQ 

At 12:00pm, a charity BBQ will be held for guests and all proceeds will go directly to the FASD Network, an organization that supports children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 

Sales

All in stock inventory will have special sale pricing. You won't find prices this low again!  Carpet, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, tile and hardwood are priced to sell! FloorIt is the first flooring store in Saskatoon to have Mohawk Elite showroom so there is also a sale on where you can save up to $500.00 on carpets.

 

 

Hurry in because the first fifty people through the door will be entered to win THIS area rug!

   

 

 Locally owned for 17 years, FloorIt is a family business serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas. It is located at 418-51st Street East.

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5 Things: DIY, keepin' cozy and vote for the best

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 9, 2015 11:23

Did you know Warm & Art, located in Willowgrove Square, sells wall fire places? Fall is the time to prepare for the winter ahead so check out the range of beautiful fire places in stock and keep warm this season.

Pineapples are the "in" trend this year for decor. Here are 5 different ways to add a cool vibe to your wedding or home.

Georgia Mills is having a back to school sale for all your students out there looking to brighten up your room for the new year. 20% off all regular priced duvets and quilts until September 13th.

You have until September 21st to vote for the best of Saskatoon for Planet S magazine. Check out the details here.

Pick up your free 2016 calendar of classic cars and travel at Al Hattie Insurance.

 Photo Credit: Sharai Siemens Photography 

 

 

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Back To School Essentials

posted by My Saskatoon    |   August 31, 2015 12:22

Whether you are a mom and your are kids off to school for another year or  you are a student at U of S, these are some essentials that will help you get back in the groove!

Janea Dieno of JBD Financial is offering 30% off on your child's saving funds effective until December 31st, 2015. Its never too late to start a savings fund for your child's future education. You can find that promotion here!

We all know spring is the time for beach-body training but after the summer is over, we need to start all over again to shed the summer pounds. Maintain that body for the winter by signing up for a membership at Fitness Focus. If you refer a friend, you will receive a month for free!

For all the back to school fall trends, Era Style Loft and Options by Trish have the clothing and accessories for you! 

 Now that it is September, the colours are changing and by adding a different colour pallet to your home will make the transition from summer to fall much easier! Here are some fall flower ideas to brighten your home.  Head to Michelle's Flowers to get that special fall arrangement for your student dorm or apartment!

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Ness Creek Must Haves

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 17, 2015 10:26

If you are headed to Ness Creek this weekend, here are some great essentials that you will want to have.

Twisted Goods, located in Lawson Heights Mall and Circle Center Mall, has swell bottles in stock and they are perfect for keeping your water cool all day long! http://www.swellbottle.com/

Don't forget to fill up your crafts of locally brewed beer at Prairie Sun Brewery for the weekend http://www.prairiesun.ca/

Pair your fringe and flare style with Back then & Again's vintage jewellery, perfect for Ness Creek trends.

 

 

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YXE Sidewalk Sale Is On

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 10, 2015 11:07

The summer sales that everyone has been waiting for is here!  From July 9-11th,  downtown Saskatoon stores have filled the streets with racks beyond racks of blowout prices!  The streets are closed off from traffic from 9:00AM-9:00PM so whether you are an early bird to get the best deals or an evening stroll window shopper, there is a lot of action happening downtown this weekend. With live entertainment and food and drink stations lining  the streets of Second Avenue,  this is perfect time to get out and check out what YXE has to offer! Two of My Saskatoon's favourite shops are taking part of the sidewalk sale, here is what Paramount Day Spa & Boutique and Era Style Loft have to say....

"We have been in business for 65 years and we find it very important to support local because without the support of Saskatoon shoppers, local businesses like ours can not exist. We are participating in the annual sidewalk sale for the first time this year, along with our neighbouring local stores like Awl Shoppe, Harden and Huyse, Pink Tree and Signature Home Styles. The YummTruck food truck is parked on the corner parking lot Thursday-Friday and there is a charity BBQ on Saturday for Beads of Courage so come out and enjoy some food while you shop! We are open from 10:00am-7:30pm on Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm on Friday and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and as far as sales go, we have plenty! Accessories, clothing and salon and spa products are available at huge discounts. Our items are 30-70% off and our Dot System Sale starts at $5.00 and goes up to $50.00 items so stop by and check out our amazing deals and shop local this weekend!".... Sarah-Dutka-Smith, Paramount Day Spa & Salon

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"We love that because we are a local store we can bring in unique items that you wouldn't find in big box stores. We make an effort to shop local in Saskatoon because we as business owners of our own local clothing store know how important it is to keep local thriving in the city. This weekend  we are featuring a huge denim sales from skinny jeans to cut-off jean shorts.  We are having a 40-70% discount on clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags, including designer brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rag and Bone. We have that perfect cocktail dress for that summer wedding on sale along with silk tanks and classic tees! Our store is open from 10:00am-9:00pm on Thursday and 10:00am-6:00pm on Friday and Saturday so come in quick and take advantage of the designer brands that you love for half the price!"......Lauren Evans and Julie Andreas, Era Style Loft

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