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Holiday Gift Being Sent To Selected Clients
December 15, 2020
11:20 am
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I received mine by Canada Post on a Sunday of all things. Great gesture on Oaken's part that they do this yearly. I totally agree, other financial institutions need to take a page out of Oaken's book on good customer service. They are a great company to deal with! Kudos to Oaken.sf-laugh

December 15, 2020
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dentgal said
I was hoping that they would arrive.
Shockingly, it took me 2 days to finish the box, instead of scarfing them all down the same night!  

Yo, Sugar, how is your sugar doing :))))

December 16, 2020
2:18 pm
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YAHOO!!!!

I finally got my chocolate from Oaken!! They just delivered it to the door about a half hour ago. I am so happy!!

Yawn..........still nothing back from Canadian Tire or Wealth One. I'll probably never cancel those accounts once I get them.

December 16, 2020
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Oh, woe is me! I am now unable to chocolate. Thanks anyway, Oaken. Grandkids will be happy to get them.sf-frown

December 29, 2020
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I have received a Christmas gift from Oaken over several years. The last two years it has been a gift box of tea. The gift is "david's top 12", a box with 12 jars of loose tea. There is also a box of hemp temp filters. This box is labelled Oaken Financial.

Tea is not something I drink. The friend I passed it on to last year said it was nice.

This type of behaviour makes me think that Oaken stands out from the crowd. However, I still want a good interest rate when I am investing.

November 30, 2021
11:37 am
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OOOPS! Guess we better finish off that chocolate from last year. Still got the big piece left ....

New chocolate gift from Oaken arrived today. Always appreciated.

Thank you, Oaken.

November 30, 2021
11:58 am
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Got some for first time, don't know why. The carbon footprint resulting from producing and bringing these unsolicited luxuries right to my and many others' 1st world doors (including garbaging the thick foam pad included in the packaging) is not good optics to me, do better Oaken! Humbug!

November 30, 2021
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I think most of us would prefer the cash equivalent (incl S&H!), or at least to be given a choice. Some people can't eat chocolate due to allergy, diabetes etc.

We won't change the direction the world is heading in by eliminating chocolate edeliveries though. We need to go after much bigger offenders.

November 30, 2021
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Well, I'll be ... The Oaken 'Chocaholic' thread has been revived ... LOL❗❗

You ppl crack me up ... thanks for the laugh sf-laugh

    Dean

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November 30, 2021
3:58 pm
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Loonie said
Some people can't eat chocolate due to allergy, diabetes etc.
 

I will do these allergic people a big favour by taking that darn chocolate off their hands. LOL!

I use to get those chocolate boxes but my business with them have declined due to that OSC fiasco.

November 30, 2021
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I used that crisis as a buying opportunity as I had CDIC room available, Those GICs are still ticking away at 3.5% until next year.

I've removed almost all of the registered funds from Oaken because of the lack of registered savings accounts, but we should still merit chocolates! Maybe tomorrow.

December 1, 2021
9:44 am
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Loonie said

. . .

I've removed almost all of the registered funds from Oaken because of the lack of registered savings accounts . . .

Every year for the last 5 years, I've asked Oaken when they're going to set up Registered SA's. And every year the answer is Always the same; "We're working on it".

And when I tell them; "That's what you told me last year", the line goes dead.

I say, keep the *&^%$# chocolates ... and give us Registered SA's ❗

My two centavos,

    Dean

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December 1, 2021
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The Oaken chocolates are mainly sugar and cocoa butter - the full box went straight into the garbage when I saw the ingredients. Why would I eat that garbage?

December 1, 2021
11:25 am
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Some of you are way too critical. Many companies take your money without a thankyou and we accept that as normal. Oaken has, in recent memory, sent out a token gift just to thank its customers at holiday time. This kind of behaviour should be applauded, not criticized. It's not an opulant gift, but it's a nice touch when the rest of the world can be so negative and nasty. If you don't want the gift, find someone who likes chocolate and give it away. Shouldn't involve a lot of search time. Lots of chocoholics out there. sf-smile

December 1, 2021
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I completely agree with the last statement. I have never in all my years of dealing with banks, trust companies or other, had them offer me anything to say 'thank you' for being a customer. I think it's an excellent gesture on Oaken's part to send out their yearly gift. Many more companies should follow suit and extend a thank you to their customers. Especially in this day and age.

December 1, 2021
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@gicjunkie, @bobcc1 +1+1+1+1+1+1

December 1, 2021
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canadian.100 said

The Oaken chocolates are mainly sugar and cocoa butter - the full box went straight into the garbage when I saw the ingredients. Why would I eat that garbage?  

    This ⬆

Basically, Oaken is saying; "Thanks and Happy Holidays" to their customers, by handing out 'Edible Garbage'.

Govern yourselves accordingly,

    Dean

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December 1, 2021
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Sugar is nature's basic food. All the food we eat either contains sugar (virtually everything) or gets converted into sugar in the body. Control your total caloric intake and tune out all the anti-sugar hype, just like the "organic and natural" ads that try to make it sound like something good - with zero scientific backup.
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December 1, 2021
1:26 pm
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not sure why so much hatred when it is just a nice gesture from them ?

Send a christmas card, some complains it kills too many trees
Send a box of choc, some complains its all sugar and shit quality

My parents taught me if someone is nice enough to give me a gift, say thanks even when I absolutely "hate" the gift.

Maybe lock down for too long makes every one grumpy, even over a box of free chocolates lol

December 1, 2021
2:28 pm
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On a more relevant note, I think Oaken provides superior service - I have always received friendly, prompt and attentive service when I have dealt with their agents. I like their products and am a very satisfied client. Trust that is the general feeling here.

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