Saturday, March 8, 2014

Relaxing at Planet Beach Contempo Spa- Calgary, Alberta

If you ever find yourself in Calgary, Alberta, and are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate, make your way to Planet Beach Contempo Spa. We'll be visiting there this upcoming week: Gerry, Erika and I. A mother, daughter AND father Spa afternoon!

Planet Beach prides itself on providing its customers a quick, convenient alternative to traditional day spas. What has intrigued us, the most are their unusual massages, such as the Hydro Massage. The Hydro Massage allows you to have the benefits of a traditional massage in about a fraction of the time. You can remain fully clothed in your own room while heated water pressure massages the different areas of your body that need it. This helps restore the overall feeling of well-being and relives minor aches and pains as well as distress and relaxes you. Another massage type offered a Planet Beach is their Cyber-Relax Massage. The customized chair uses a 3-D Point Navi Sensor to scan your body and customizes a massage for you based on 700 different massage combinations. This can have a number of benefits such as decreasing tension, improve blood circulation and help fatigue.
Aside from massage Planet Beach offers other services such as spray tanning, teeth whitening, UV therapy, red light therapy full body hydration and facial rejuvenation.
There are so many rejuvenation options under one roof.
It is a great place to pop into for a bit and come out feeling new! 

Consumers Beware

I like getting a good deal as much as the next guy, but here's where you really need to know your prices.

Gerry and I have been observing something that seems to be happening alot lately, and that is sneaky packaging/pricing.

We noticed it on bacon last week in one store's flyer where you saw the cost of a pack of bacon being let's say $2.99 and thinking- that's a great deal! But further to looking again, you see the pack of bacon is not for the standard size of 500g but instead 375g. So here is where you need to re-look at things like unit costs/gram comparisons.

Another incident happened today when I saw a 6 pack box of  tissues was $3.99 and I had a $1.00 coupon so thought great deal- $2.99
When I got to the store though, we noticed the boxes of tissues were quite a bit smaller than the boxes we had gotten for the same deal before, and at the same store, a few months back.

( 132 tissues per box on left compared to 100 tissues per box on right.
And 792 sheets compared to 600 sheets)

I still took them, but wanted to show you- and let you know- "consumer beware!"

Has anyone else noticed this happening?