Yesterday I was putting out my garbage at about 6:30pm when a lady showed up at my house carrying a large basket full of goodies. She was from the Welcome Wagon, which is a company that offers a free “greeting service” to new residents in various communities.
She gave me a bunch of pamphlets and information about Oshawa, coupons for discounts and free offers from local businesses, and some free samples as well. Check it out:
I got a free sample from Mary Kay, a coupon for $10 worth of business services at the UPS Store, a bunch of random coupons, a toothbrush, popcorn, some pens, fridge magnets, a diaper, and a six week old copy of the Oshawa Express newspaper.
The Welcome Wagon has been around since 1930, and does visits for other “lifestyle events” such as brides-to-be, new grandparents and expecting a new baby. It’s basically a … Read the rest