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Saturday is national REWIND your VCR day

- January 3rd, 2013

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If you needed an excuse to lose that old VCR, then Saturday, January 5th, 2013 just might be the day if you are in in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal. It’ll be for a good cause and it just might win you some dough.

Good Cause, Win Cash

REWIND will donate $25 to the World Wildlife Find (WWF) for anyone who brings in his or her VCR for recycling. Launched in December, REWIND is a new movie specialty channel dedicated to favourites from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The company seems to think the timing is good.

“We know that some people have been reluctant to part with their VCRs,” said Rhonda Messieh, Marketing Manager for REWIND.  “We humbly submit that now that REWIND is on the air, you no longer need your VCR. With Canada’s help, we hope to raise $25,000 for WWF and prevent VCRs from ending up in landfills.”

Seems like a good way to start off the new year!

VCR drop off locations for this Saturday are:  Toronto (Vaughan Mills), Montreal (Fairview Point Claire), Vancouver (Pacific Centre Mall) Calgary (Southcentre Mall) and Edmonton (Southgate Centre).

REWIND also has a free preview until January 31st, 2013 with a number of their cable and telco partners. Visit Watchrewind.com for more info.

Photo of Cher and Johnny Depp look-alikes at Young-Dundas courtesy REWIND.

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Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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2 comments

  1. Joshua | January 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Some people may want to keep their VCR’s for sentimental value. I still have and watch my 8-year old Toshiba VCR often even though our family bought a PVR system. It’s up to the individual and most people are going to do it anyway as our technology gets advanced every day…

  2. Greg Gazin | January 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Good point, Joshua. I have to keep at least one especially for the non-commerical stuff I have.

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