The Great Canadian Tire Caper of 2012


The Great Canadian Tire Caper of 2012

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Just ten days after beginning her second collection for Corin, Madison Lewis' jar o' bills is filling up (June 27). The jar was delivered, full, to Corin on August 24!

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A lone ten-cent bill in a collection jar in Madison Lewis' house in Lacombe, Alberta on June 17th 2012. The jar was delivered, filled with bills, to Corin on August 24!

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$3,939.50 as of June 15, 2012... if you’d like to see this pile double, you can send any loose Sandy McTyres to Corin Raymond at 39 Oxford St., Toronto ON, M5T 1N8. Turn your paper change into beautiful art! Don't spend it, honey!!

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Miss McNorton’s grade 5 class in Tecumseh, ON pooled nearly five dollars, accompanied by this drawing– presumably of Corin, celebrating his wealth at the next gig.

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"You rule, you rock! You have so much money!!" Artwork from an eight-year old girl in Montreal who loves seeing photos of Corin with all his Canadian Tire Bills. Thank you, Jayla!!

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    I think this is my favorite. You must look like King Midas in the midst of all that CT

Ava Scarlett had something to say about three things this Canadian Tire caper runs on, and has been generating ever since it started (those would be happiness, love, and good luck), and here are her words, verbatim: “Happiness comes from lots of love and and how about the good luck is you have to get some, and not be so impressed. And wash the dishes. And that’s it.”

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Corin counting his latest collection of bills on tour in BC - May 2012. At this point he has $3650.00 worth of Canadian Tire Money, sent to him from all corners of the country, handed to him on the street, stuffed in his pockets at shows... send yours to 39 Oxford Street, Toronto ON M5T 1N8!!

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CR Money - some artwork done by members of a band called A Million Dollars In Pennies from BC!

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$2,615.50... that's a lot of Canadian Tire Money!

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Wouldn’t You Like To See What $2,615.50 Looks Like… All In One Place? As of February 27 2012, Corin had this much Canadian Tire Money, all piled up on his kitchen table. Amazing! Now, wouldn't you like to see what ten thousand of that looks like???

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This card arrived with Canadian Tire Money, no return address, no name, just those two words: Canadian Alchemy. This is just one of the many beautiful things Corin has received in the mail accompanied by CT bills.

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STAY HARD! A note, plus $52.10 CT$ from Andrew Neville of Andrew Neville & The Poor Choices, one of the artists who will be featured on the live double-album!

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Innovative…. Plus Cool. Some fan mail from an anonymous Canadian Tire money sender, on the back of just half of an Avengers postcard. Don't Spend It Honey!

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Corin Raymond and the Sundowners - "Paper Nickels" Live Album Teaser!!! Hear Corin talking about the Caper and how he is almost at $1200 collected. (January 24, 2012)

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A photo of the so-far collection (as of Feb 2012) at Erwin's Bakery in Kamploops, BC where the owners, Robyn and Shawn Haley, have instituted ‘Canadian Tire Tuesdays’, which means that on Tuesdays they’ve been accepting CT$ at par. How incredible is this?

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Raghu Lokanathan (left) and Jonathan Byrd (centre) are two of the incredible artists whose songs are featured on the upcoming live double-album. Corin loves these guys and could talk about them endlessly. There he is, happily gazing upon Jonathan!

In the end, I wore it. Like a stripper. Like a scarecrow.

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Corin Raymond performs Dont Spend It Honey at a house concert, where guests stuff his pockets, boots, hat and shirt full of Canadian Tire money as he plays- like a scarecrow!! (/stripper)

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Canadian Tire Money rains down upon the Sundowners and audience members in an epic finale! Brian Kobayakawa (right) had no idea that this was going to happen.

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Canadian Tire Money rains down upon the Sundowners and audience members in an epic finale!

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All that Canadian Tire money had to be counted, so Sandy McTyre brought with him an official Don't Spend It Honey accountant to do the job. The two nights combined brought in hundreds and hundreds of Canadian Tire money to go towards the Paper Nickels live double-album production costs. The event of the year- and it wasn't yet February!

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Sandy McTyre showed up to help count the Candian Tire money donations at the "Paper Nickels" live album recording shows.

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This display of a suitcase full of Canadian Tire Money both welcomed and thanked audience members as they arrived at the TRANZAC club in Toronto on Jan 24/25 for the "Paper Nickels" live album recording shows.

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This beautiful display of Canadian Tire Money ($138.25) greeted audience members as they arrived at the Jan 24/25 live album recording shows for "Paper Nickels".

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Corin Raymond receiving a big wad of Canadian Tire Money! Don't Spend It Honey!

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Corin Raymond and The Sundowners - 'Time to Leave' by David Ross Macdonald filmed at "Paper Nickels" live album recording show Jan 24, 2012.

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