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The end of an era (switchover to digital flyers from paper flyers)

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The end of an era (switchover to digital flyers from paper flyers)

Today's was the last print flyer distributed by No Frills. If you are like me, I always looked forward the next weeks flyers. They have gone digital now. So if you are sentimental about these things, you might want to squirrel away the last print flyer like I did next to the last copy of The Toronto Telegram, the fist copy of The Sun, the last Canadian Tire catalogue, the Last Eaton's catalogue and three different "MAN ON MOON" copies of Toronto papers.

And just to keep those pesky RFD moderators at bay, NF has a smoking deal on Pork Loins at $1.67/lb
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This deserves a thread summary, for science.
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Your sentimentality is much ado about nothing, my friend. One of the interesting things about the pandemic is how things will change going forward, permanently. I, for one, being fairly environmental, is glad to see the shift towards online, digital flyers. Long live our forests!
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Not sure how to feel about this post but the momentary thought experiment was a welcome distraction.
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what am I gonna line my compost bin with now??
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Upvote for your last paragraph lol. Big picture
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Someone crying about dead trees, carted half way across the world, to create a flyer that you can just find a better version of on your phone . . . during a pandemic.
What a time to be alive.
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decee wrote: Today's was the last print flyer distributed by No Frills. If you are like me, I always looked forward the next weeks flyers. They have gone digital now. So if you are sentimental about these things, you might want to squirrel away the last print flyer like I did next to the last copy of The Toronto Telegram, the fist copy of The Sun, the last Canadian Tire catalogue, the Last Eaton's catalogue and three different "MAN ON MOON" copies of Toronto papers.

And just to keep those pesky RFD moderators at bay, NF has a smoking deal on Pork Loins at $1.67/lb
Sometimes I wish I framed a $1 bill way back when. Flyers ... not so much. Flipp . Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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decee wrote: Today's was the last print flyer distributed by No Frills. If you are like me, I always looked forward the next weeks flyers. They have gone digital now. So if you are sentimental about these things, you might want to squirrel away the last print flyer like I did next to the last copy of The Toronto Telegram, the fist copy of The Sun, the last Canadian Tire catalogue, the Last Eaton's catalogue and three different "MAN ON MOON" copies of Toronto papers.

And just to keep those pesky RFD moderators at bay, NF has a smoking deal on Pork Loins at $1.67/lb
Sad, you're proving the quote true: "Science progresses one funeral at a time". - Planck's principle
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"...back when I was a boy, I'd get a small book delivered to me showing what was on sale at the local retailer. Oh how I miss those days..."

Yeah. Nah. Don't think I'll ever say that.

Next it'll be "oh, how I miss having to walk to the store and wait in line to buy what I wanted. I don't like having things delivered to my door after ordering them through my home computer, wearing nothing but a skimpy pink and purple g-string..."
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you've been a member here since 2010 and you felt this was a deal to post in hot deals forum?
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Have they perhaps only temporarily stopped printing flyers until the covid-19 situation improves a bit?
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I missed the Sears Wish Book ... took a few years but I think I'm over it now.
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Digital flyers are a good improvement, but non print editions will be also mean the end of small local papers that are really just a method to distribute flyers.
To the above poster, I will also miss my local free paper I use to line my food bins.
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I'm going to get a time capsule and put the last No Frills flyer in it and bury it in the ground for future archeologists to find!
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actng wrote: you've been a member here since 2010 and you felt this was a deal to post in hot deals forum?
Some people don't care and just want the attention, knowing the post will get moved.
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Eh I stopped reading paper flyers years ago. The digital ones have more sales listed and this may seem weird but I hate the smell of paper flyers. Just use a website/app like reebee and get all the flyers you could possibly want in one place.
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dejreg wrote: Digital flyers are a good improvement, but non print editions will be also mean the end of small local papers that are really just a method to distribute flyers.
To the above poster, I will also miss my local free paper I use to line my food bins.
This is not limited to small locals. The flyer distribution business is a huge prop up for larger newspaper chains as well. Continue to see the death of the printed News industry, which by and large has failed to pivot into the future unfortunately.
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I'm not sure if this is quite the end, it's just the end for now. I guess time will tell.

We have an aging generation who does not use the internet for shopping. I highly doubt many retailers can leave printer flyers - yet.
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