#BUYogurtys — Buytopia.ca and Yogurty’s Fight to Keep Summer Alive!

Last updated on June 24th, 2020 at 09:42 am

Buytopia.ca and Yogurty’s are in denial. Someone didn’t tell them that the days have grown shorter, the nights colder, and our city kinda miserable until the weather takes a turn for the better about six months from now.

But maybe that’s why we need people in denial — to remind us of better times before we had to bundle up in layers to battle the cold, only to overheat and sweat profusely while on the subway. Before the office mysteriously cleared out at 4 PM with people frantically trying to reach the safety of their homes before night falls.

The Down Low on Froyo

For any of you who’ve yet to experience the magic of froyo, this is how it works:

  • You enter the froyo establishment and select a cup size
  • There is no one here doling the froyo out for you such as what would happen at an ice cream parlour — no, friends; you march right up to the froyo dispensers and get as much of that delicious dessert as your little heart desires! (Or as much as your cup can hold — whichever comes first.)
  • But the froyo is only part of the experience — next comes the toppings! With 86 possible flavours and 61 toppings, you’re looking at 86(61!), or 43,651,898,393,441,332,696,873,685,847,189,769,541,436,389,492,971,096,266,548,910,795,364,761,600,000,000,000,000 combinations, not including combos where you get even crazier and combine two froyo flavours in the same bowl! (They have dispensers where you can serve two flavours at once — it’s totally a thing!)
  •  Now that you’re ready to get your froyo and eat it too, it’s time to take it to the cashier and pay the piper! Too bad they charge by weight, huh? (Your mother did always warn you that your eyes were bigger than your stomach!) Good thing you have those Buytopia.ca vouchers with you, or this could get a lot more expensive!

Why You Should Get Your Froyo Fix at Yogurty’s

Yogurty’s is a Canadian froyo joint 20 years in the making, striving to supply frozen yogurt with an amazing variety of flavours and toppings. The froyo flavours have farm-fresh Canadian milk; you can choose between low-fat or no-fat, or gluten-free or kosher (all with added probiotics); and are calorie-friendly and rich in nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin B2, and potassium! Other things that make it a winning choice include:

  • Low-fat froyo® flavours like Chocolate Truffle Explosion, Oreo®  Explosion, Dulce de Leche, Salted Caramel, Triple Butter Pecan, Pear Sorbet and Coconut Madness;
  • Toppings like fresh-cut strawberries, peanut butter cups, cheesecake bites or cookie dough bites or brownie bites, add fresh whipped cream, then drizzle with gourmet chocolate  or caramel sauce;
  • A selection of dairy-free sorbets; and
  • Holiday flavours like Peppermint Snowflake, Gingerbread Cookie, and Roasted Marshmallow!

If you’ve never tried froyo, Yogurty’s is a great place to start!

How to Get Loco for Froyo

So why not be in denial like us and treat yourself to a tasty treat that’s more nutritious than several of its chilled counterparts (before all the toppings, of course)? With 46 locations across the country, you’re never far from the cool taste of froyo!

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The Lords of Winter — A Buytopia Skiing/Snowboarding Deal at Skyloft

Last updated on October 11th, 2013 at 02:44 am

Casey and friends at Horseshoe Valley, 2006.
2006 was a simpler time with whiter snow, colder winters and a serious need for adrenaline!

It’s -14°C outside, feeling like -21 with windchill. To everyone who’d complained that we weren’t getting a white Christmas, I hope you’re happy now.

It’s been ages since I’ve gone skiing (February 21, 2006 to be precise). I remember the last time I was on the slopes — barely knew what I was doing, but hitting hills because I could (and not doing a very good job of it). Winter sports have never been my forte, but when in Rome….

There’s No Business Like SNOW Business!

I’ve never been a fan of winter.

My parents always say that being born in Canada, I’d be used to the cold by now — but come on. I have my parents’ West Indian genes and the blood of someone who loves the heat flowing through his veins — how’re the cold and I gonna be friends?

To be honest, I’m probably the worst Canadian ever. I don’t follow hockey. I don’t drink Tim Horton’s coffee. And anything that has to do with water (frozen or not) that’s not a shower? Fuhgeddaboutit!

But where I see the snow and cold outside and think of it as a pain in the ass, I know there’re friends of mine who look at it and see opportunity. The friends who run straight to their sleds and toboggans (which I, too, hope to check off my list), or even better — to their skis and snowboards.

If You Like Going Down Hills of Snow at Ridiculous Speeds, DO I HAVE A PROPOSITION FOR YOU!!!

Having fun on the slopes doesn’t come cheap, though! If you go without your own equipment, there’s rental fees, the cost of a day pass, the change to use the ski lift, and heaven help you if you need to grab a meal or stay overnight!

Buytopia’s made the entire process a little easier, though, in a recent offering of a cheap deal where you can pay $45 for a Day Lift Pass and equipment rental, or $59 for a Day and Night Lift Pass with equipment rental at Skyloft up in Uxbridge, ON. An hour northeast of Toronto, Skyloft Ski Resort markets itself as the “best ski resort” with “the highest elevation in the area” — with only a short distance from the big city and these kinds of prices, how could you go wrong?

So if you want to go skiing, better do it soon — global warming waits for no one, the winters ain’t as cold as they used to be, and you only have a couple of days to take advantage of this deal at Buytopia, so if moving down hills of snow at ridiculous speeds is your thing, get off your butt and go save some money!

Go scope some slopes!

–case p.

[Disclosure: I wrote this post as a member of the Buytopia.ca Inner Circle, where we try goods and services before blogging about them and earn affiliate percentages for successful sales. But I’m honest and will never write a dishonest review for the sake of money — without integrity, we have nothing.]