As found on canada.com:
Newspapers and magazines in early Vancouver tried to get a leg up on the competition with all sorts of wild promotions. The best deal came from British Columbia Magazine, which offered a free lot in White Rock in 1912 to anyone who laid down $1.50 for a year's subscription.
"YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY INVEST YOUR MONEY IN ANYTHING BETTER," touted an ad in the Oct. 25, 1912, edition of The Vancouver Sun. "We are offering you lots, 33x124, valued at $150, now, free, for your subscription to the British Columbia Magazine for one year.
This small investment will not break you, and will mean a great deal in the near future. GRASP THIS OPPORTUNITY NOW."
Did any of your ancestors grab this opportunty for free property?
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