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Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop!

Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising companies, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the ongoing process we do before we promote and endorse them. 

Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory? 

All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses that we promote with a strong local marketing campaign. We also have a Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. We approach individuals we can see are looking for a local business and we ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience. We then share it with you! 


The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to reveal the Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop Report. 



Mystery Shop - Western Carpet One Floor & Home

Name of Shopper: KK



1. What was the appearance of the store/showroom?

The showroom is very impressive and I was surprised at how much space and choice I had. 

 

2. Product/industry knowledge of staff? 

The sales staff were very helpful and guided me to the best flooring options for the basement reno we are doing. 


3. Was the quote well laid out/clear? 

Yes

4. Overall experience 1-10

9/10! 


5. Would you return as a customer/recommend them to a close friend?

Yes

6. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? 

Everyone was helpful and friendly - I was impressed that my sales guy was also the installer! Our space has been transformed and the flooring was such a big part of that - we went from beige carpet to this awesome Vinyl plank product 



Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company. 

"The installation was great and done very well. Overall, I was happy with my experience and would return."

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful mystery shop, Western Carpet OneWe are thrilled to have such amazing flooring retailers like you on our Saskatoon's directory of excellence!


Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store!

Join the Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon initiative to raise $100k in 100days by 100 Women.

Community involvement is a big part of what S & E Trusted Online Directories, the company that owns Trustedsaskatoon.com does, and we do this in many ways:

    • Supporting the best locally owned and locally accountable businesses .  
    • Helping the public find trustworthy local service providers and retail destinations.
    • Educating the public with tip's and resources in our massive local libraries.
    • Community involvement in so many ways .... from helping individuals in need to donating time, money and resources to local non profits and fundraisers - Trusted is  committed to giving back! 

Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder is the volunteer Chair of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon $100k in 100days ladies Build.


Find out how you can be one of 100 local women who are making an impact in the lives of local low income working family in Saskatoon by watching this 30sec video! 

 

" With your help Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon can raise $100,000 in 100 days, which is the funding needed to build a Habitat home for a family.

-Imagine paying over 60% of your monthly income for rent for a small apartment that is not safe for your family.

-Imagine having to choose between paying the power bill, so that the lights stayed on another month, and buying groceries.

This is reality for too many Saskatoon families. The need for affordable housing has never been greater in our city. It’s not just stroking a cheque....there is more ( if you want it )

Ladies, beyond the extremely generous act of giving ( or raising) the $1000, this initiative is unique, as we also includes many EXTRAS! 

**If you choose to be 1 of the 100 women, in Feb 2015 you will be treated to an exclusive 100 in 100 Red Carpet Extravaganza Party to celebrate achieving this amazing goal ( anyone that knows me, knows I throw a heck of a party! Not to be missed)

**Be part of the build itself – offer your skills ( and / or your families, employees, team members or fellow fundraisers skills ) on build days throughout the year, and work alongside the families that will benefit from this extraordinary fundraiser- as they pour their own sweat equity into building the home they have always longed for !!

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION Last year in Regina $100,000 was raised in just 49 days. ( I think we can beat them …)

Please forward this post and CHALLENGE your friends to join us as part of this exciting campaign.

 

 

 The 100 days started September, 15, 2015 it ends on Christmas Eve 

Watch out for the many 100 in 100 days  events are being organized to raise money- find them on The Little Red Dress Club Facebook Page and The Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon Page  - if you can't donate $1000, i urge you to think out side the box on how you can contribute - share this post on social media , attend the events to raise money BE INVOLVED ! " 

 

 

Click here to join us  and learn more on the $100 in 100  Facebook event page

Trusted founder talks about why she is volunteer chair of the Habitat for Humanity $100k in 100days Ladies Build

Community involvement is a big part of what S & E Trusted Online Directories, the company that owns Trustedsaskatoon.com does, and we do this in many ways:

  • Supporting the best locally owned and locally accountable businesses .  
  • Helping the public find trustworthy local service providers and retail destinations.
  • Educating the public with tip's and resources in our massive local libraries.
  • Community involvement in so many ways .... from helping individuals in need to donating time, money and resources to local non profits and fundraisers - Trusted is  committed to giving back! 

Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder is the volunteer Chair of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon $100k in 100days ladies Build.

Check out this video to find out more!

 

 

Here Sara talks about it to us and she sends out a challenge to Saskatoon ladies! 

 

 

" With your help Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon can raise $100,000 in 100 days, which is the funding needed to build a Habitat home for a family.

-Imagine paying over 60% of your monthly income for rent for a small apartment that is not safe for your family.

-Imagine having to choose between paying the power bill, so that the lights stayed on another month, and buying groceries.

This is reality for too many Saskatoon families. The need for affordable housing has never been greater in our city. It’s not just stroking a cheque....there is more ( if you want it )

Ladies, beyond the extremely generous act of giving ( or raising) the $1000, this initiative is unique, as we also includes many EXTRAS! 

**If you choose to be 1 of the 100 women, in Feb 2015 you will be treated to an exclusive 100 in 100 Red Carpet Extravaganza Party to celebrate achieving this amazing goal ( anyone that knows me, knows I throw a heck of a party! Not to be missed)

**Be part of the build itself – offer your skills ( and / or your families, employees, team members or fellow fundraisers skills ) on build days throughout the year, and work alongside the families that will benefit from this extraordinary fundraiser- as they pour their own sweat equity into building the home they have always longed for !!

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION Last year in Regina $100,000 was raised in just 49 days. ( I think we can beat them …)

Please forward this post and CHALLENGE your friends to join us as part of this exciting campaign.

The 100 days started September, 15, 2015 it end on Christmas Eve 

To show my commitment I pledge $2000 - for Trusted's donation - so myself and Leanna Keyes the Trusted Saskatoon consultant are 2 of the 100...I know that we already have pledges in ..and that as i write this events are being organized to raise money - if you can't donate $1000, i urge you to think out side the box on how you can contribute - share this post on social media , attend the events to raise money BE INVOLVED ! " 

 

 

Click here to join us  and learn more on the $100 in 100  Facebook event page

Trusted Saskatoon Travel Expert share great tips for packing

Great tips for packing:

 


• start by putting your name, address and phone number on each piece of luggage
• before packing, lay out the items you plan to take, and re-evaluate, to eliminate any unnecessary items. Pack items tightly - to avoid them moving around. To save room, pack smaller items in shoes
• to save room on clothing - choose a base color for pants, skirts and shorts, then match with a few hig...hlight colors. And don't forget to accessorise, with scarves, hats and wraps, as they can easily add color to any outfit
• pack toiletries in plastic bags to avoid spillages. Pack all liquids or gels / sprays over 100ml in your checked bags - or else you will have to throw them out at customs!
• do not pack travel documents, medication, jewelry, money or travellers checks in your checked bag. Only take the absolute minimum, regarding jewelry or money. Keep all items securely in your money belt - or somewhere safe that is always at your side
• remember - only pack your bag two-thirds full, to leave room for shopping and souvenirs!

 

 

What to Pack
• start by making a list. Be sure to check the weather forecast of the destination you are heading to, and take into consideration any activities and outings you will be doing
• always pack sunscreen, bug spray, after bite and aloe Vera. Don't forget the other important things like, Tylenol or Advil, or Pepto Bismol. Items like these can be found at destination, but often aren't cheap! For example, almost $25 for a small bottle of Sunscreen at a resort in Cancun
• always be sure to take at least one long sleeve shirt, rain / wind coat, and closed toed shoes
• electronics - be sure to bring extra batteries, chargers, or memory cards. Also check electrical outlets and adapters needed for the places you are visiting



 

What not to Pack
• valuable, and expensive - looking jewelry

• irreplaceable objects
• all unnecessary credit cards
• your identity card, library card or any similar items you may routinely carry in your wallet


 


 Before you Go
• make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you plan to return
• alert all credit card providers of places you will be visiting, and how long you will be travelling, to reduce the risk of having your cards "frozen"
• check currencies that are used at your destination, find out what currencies are accepted, and what aren't. Be sure to research if ATM's are available, and what credit cards are accepted. Also find out if it is best to exchange currency before you go, or at destination
• make sure your family and close friends have copies of your travel itinerary and hotels you will be staying at
• avoid "bill shock" - check all international and text rates with your provider, and disable data roaming to avoid an extremely large bill upon return
• make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card number. Carry one in a separate place from the original, and leave a copy with someone at home
• find out if you need any new vaccinations. Some countries require foreign travellers to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination. Before you travel, check the Country Specific Information of the country you are visiting
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Travel Agent gives 10 Reasons Why You Still Need a Travel Agent

 

Here they share 10 Reasons Why You Still Need a Travel Agent:

 

 

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel agent may feel like going the way of the dinosaur. But agents are more useful than simply selling trips to Disney World and cruises. Many agents still provide services or have knowledge that you just can’t get online –and sometimes, especially in times of crisis, working with a real live person is just plain superior.

Here are 10 reasons why they're still useful:

1) They Are Educated and Have Personal Experience

Simply put, they know more than you. They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.

2) They Have Clout

Many travel agents develop personal relationships with individuals at the companies they sell. They leverage these relationships to get you things you can’t get on your own. That “sold out” room or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available. They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.

3) The Fixer

In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, they can step in and fix things when your trip goes awry. The average consumer books one or two trips per year, typically with different travel suppliers, so they have little or no leverage when things go wrong. The travel agent is constantly selling a particular supplier and has the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel suppliers value the travel agent’s business much more than any individual traveler. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that traveler, and their travel agent, are happy.

4) Cost-Savings

The best travel agents have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent)

5) Time-Savings

Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the complexity of the travel plans – you can have an expert do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. They do it for every component of the trip and very often do it at no cost to you.

6) Safety Net

If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on them to assist you. A travel agent will suggest and arrange alternate travel arrangements, help you to deal with any travel emergency you may have, and put you in touch with the right local people to answer your needs.

7) On the Cutting Edge

They are on the cutting edge of what's new: Travel agents are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. They have relationships with their best travel partners who keep them informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have. So if you want to travel on the latest and greatest, agents are the way to go!

8) You Pay the Same Anyway!

More than 98 percent of hotels are parity priced. That means the cost is the same whether you book it yourself or have the travel agent do the work. Some travel agents even have websites that feature the same inventory, bookable in real time, as Expedia and Orbitz. The customer gets the best of the high tech world, in a high touch, environment. This parity pricing applies to virtually every travel product.

9) You Get Matched Right

If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell you that their competitor is a better fit for you and your travel needs. Since travel agents sell everything, they focus on you’re your particular needs, making sure you are matched up with the right.

10) An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial Relationship

A good agent is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary spend in any given year, along with your limited time, so you want to make sure it’s done right. When they make that happen, you’ll want them in your inner circle moving forward.

Call today to start planning your visit to this beautiful destination! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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