Protect Yourself! WIN a Fellowes Powershred 63cb Shredder

April 15, 2015

Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

It’s annual. It’s unavoidable. And sometimes, it’s a pain in the behind. It’s tax season.

If you’ve already completed your 2014 income tax return, congratulations! Hopefully by now you’re enjoying your refund, or have paid the amount owing and put it out of your mind. And if you’ve yet to file your taxes… two weeks, friends! The deadline is in two weeks.

Of course, you may have a small reminder of tax season… papers, documents, receipts, invoices, agreements…. and what should you do with it all? If your gut reaction is simply to throw it in the trash, STOP! You may be putting yourself at risk for identity theft.

The answer? Shred, shred, shred.

I’m once again pleased to partner with Fellowes Canada, the global leader in paper shredder design and engineering, providing the highest quality personal and general office business shredders on the market. With their innovative “Jam Blocker” technology and Energy Savings System, they’ve earned a reputation as the “World’s Toughest Shredders”.

Now y’all know I love my Fellowes Powershred 63cb Cross-Cut Shredder; it’s a staple in my home office. Features:

– Jam Blocker blocks jams before they start
– SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
– Energy Savings System provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time – in use and out of use
– Shreds 10 sheets per pass into 5/32”x 2” cross-cut particles (Security Level 3)
– Shreds for up to 8 minutes before a 20 minute cool down period
– One year product warranty and five year cutter warranty

I’ll never tire of saying this: every home needs a shredder. And Fellowes makes it easy and affordable to safely dispose of all your personal records, thereby reducing the chances of being a victim of identity theft. Every tax season, I put the shredder to the test with a whole year’s worth of statements and receipts. I’ve shredded old credit cards. I’ve shredded documents with staples and paper clips. I’ve even shredded CDs – yes, CDs!  (more…)

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How To Spring? We’ll Show You!

April 10, 2015

After a long – okay, extra long – cold, unforgiving winter, there are some things that *must* be done:

1) Ladies, whip out your razor. You know what to do with it.
2) Is it safe to take the winter tires off? Somehow, I am not confident we’re in the clear just yet.
3) The patio set and barbecue. Locate them, and keep them on standby.
4) Grab your favourite cleaning solutions and supplies. It’s time for a good spring cleaning!

Will you be partaking in a little scrub-and-shine fest this season? I’m pleased to report that my spring cleaning is underway, and this year, I can find everything I need to sponge, swab and scour from Walmart Canada. Like the Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer Trigger, which makes cleaning simpler, faster and easier. Or the super-versatile Vileda Easy Wring Spin Mop and Bucket; whether you need to wash wood, ceramic or vinyl floors, the Easy Wring System makes it a breeze.  As always, Walmart is your one stop shop for all your spring cleaning needs and household essentials.

Do you have spring cleaning tips or techniques you simply can’t keep to yourself? Join us at the @WalmartCanada #HowToSpring Twitter Party on Tuesday, April 14th at 8:00pm EDT!
HowtoSpring GraphicWe’ll share our best tips, tools and techniques for making your home summer-ready, and showcase the products to get you there. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Walmart Canada Twitter Party unless we had amazing prizes up for grabs – over $1000 in prizes! We’re giving away their most sought-after cleaning products and store gift cards – don’t miss it!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Tuesday night. See official rules here.  (more…)

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Your Summer, Your Drink: Introducing the #Freddoccino

March 29, 2015

To some, this drink will need no introduction, while others may have heard of it for the first time from my post, “What’s Your Favourite Freddo?

It’s the Coffee Culture Freddoccino, of course! And if you’re lucky enough to have a Coffee Culture near you, you’ll know it’s a delicious, cold beverage made with rich espresso, ice-cream, all natural syrups and sauces, and topped with whipped cream. Could it get any better?

(Actually, it can: Freddoccinos are available in Caramel, Mocha, Oreo Crumble, or Coffee!)

So, think you need them in your life? You won’t want to miss the #Freddoccino Twitter Party, where we’ll chat coffee, your favourite ways to cool down, and more!
Twitter Party (Freddo) March 2015[4] (2)To thank you for participating, we’ll have a plethora of Coffee Culture gift cards to give away – including a grand prize valued at $100! RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Wednesday afternoon.  (more…)

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Celebrate Easter with #DanetteForEaster!

March 28, 2015

Ahh… holidays. The perfect time to get together with family, friends and loved ones, and simply indulge. Whether it’s soaking up attention from toddlers, reminiscing with friends about the good ol’ times, or savouring every last bite of a holiday meal, Easter is a time for celebration and enjoyment.

It’s also a time for dessert. Think outside the chocolate Easter Egg, folks!

Danette is perfect for Easter! Made with 75% Canadian milk, it has only 15 grams of sugar and comes in individual-sized containers that take the guesswork out of portion sizes. And, with a silky texture and six delicious flavours (including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee), there’s a Danette for everyone! Yum!

We want to hear your Easter – and Easter dessert – traditions! Join us for the #DanetteForEaster Twitter Party. where we’ll serve up a deliciously good time!
DanetteForEasterInvitation_V4 (2)Of course, we can’t chat Danette with you without giving you the chance to enjoy some! To thank you for participating, we’ll be giving away 6 coupon bundles – including Danetter for a YEAR for two winners! RSVP below and we’ll see you Monday.  (more…)

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Protect Yourself with #FellowesProtects

March 21, 2015

I’ve been a victim of identity theft. It can happen to you.

In my case, over $12,000 was charged to my account in just over six hours. I found out in the most inconvenient fashion; while exiting a parking garage after a rare romantic dinner with my husband, both our credit cards were declined at the checkpoint. Confused and frustrated – though lucky to have carried some cash that day – we arrived home to find two voice messages from VISA, asking us to call their fraud centre immediately.

Read about my ordeal here.
creditcardfraudSo, how can you protect yourself? From the Fellowes ID Theft Prevention Kit:

Shred, Shred, Shred! Invest in a good cross-cut shredder. Companies such as Fellowes make various models available at all price points. Shred all old bills, bank statements, credit card bills, receipts, personal documents and anything with your name or address on it.

Go paperless. Most companies (phone, cable, banks) offer customers the option to not have bills sent to their homes. This eliminates excess paper as well as lessens the chance someone else will pick up or intercept your mail.  (more…)

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Save a LOT with #RetailMeNotCA!

March 19, 2015

Not even going to lie… I’m having a fangirl moment here. For an actress? Nope. A rock star? Not even close. I am completely, utterly and totally fangirling over RetailMeNot Canada.

Let’s just say that those who save me money are like celebrities in my books. 

Who hasn’t heard of RetailMeNot Canada? They’re like THE authority on coupon codes, special promos and other fabulous deals for savvy Canadian shoppers. In fact, I *always* check RetailMeNot Canada before I make an online purchase; you never know when you’re missing out on a valuable coupon code!

RetailMeNot Canada is a marketplace platform that helps millions of active shoppers anytime, anywhere to find the best deals on brands they trust. With more than 600,000 coupons and offers from 70,000 retailers, it’s the world’s largest marketplace for digital offers.

Want to learn more? We’re dishing on the best tips and tricks for smart shopping – join us at the #RetailMeNotCA Twitter Party!
RetailMeNot Graphic v2Along with special guest @SmartCookies (the go-to source for sharp, go-getters who crave daily tips, products and inspiration), we’ll have you saving money in no time! Tip #1: Become obsessed with www.retailmenot.ca. It’s the easiest way to save, every time you shop.

Of course we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs! Tons and tons of gift cards, anyone? RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Wednesday night!  (more…)

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Counting Down to March Break? #UGOWallet Can Help!

March 9, 2015

With March Break just around the corner, chances are, you fall into one of the following categories:

1) Yay! It’s vacay time! Time to pack the flip flops and sunscreen – we’re off to the beach!
2) Woo hoo! It’s staycay time! Visiting some local gems and keeping the kiddos out of trouble!
3) Damn. Is it March Break again? The malls and cinemas will be packed with rambunctious kids.

However you feel about March Break, for parents, there’s a ton of planning involved. Whether it’s hitting the stores to purchase last-minute vacation essentials, or stocking up on groceries to feed around-the-clock-hungry kids, chances are, you’ll be running around this week.

So, why not accept a little help from UGO?

UGO Wallet is a digital wallet app that lets you get reward points and pay with your phone. You can pay using the participating credit cards you’ve added to your UGO Wallet, wherever Visa payWave or MasterCard PayPass is available. You can also get and redeem PC points at stores that participate in the PC Plus program when you use your participating credit card.

Want to learn more? Join us for the #UGOWallet Twitter Chat!
UGO GraphicWe’ll show you how to lighten your load by adding credit cards and loyalty cards to your UGO Wallet. To thank you for participating, we’ve got 3 x $100 PC Gift Cards to give away!

RSVP below for your chance to win, and see you on Thursday afternoon!  (more…)

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What’s Your Top 10? Join us for the #FPMomsTop10 Twitter Party!

March 1, 2015

Mommy Moments. Fisher-Price has been helping them happen for a long time.

The 3:00am moments…. the “Guess I’ll shower tomorrow” moments… the more food on the floor than in the bowl moments… and especially the moments you’ll never, ever forget. These are the moments that have inspired the Fisher-Price Mom’s Top 10. Here, you’ll find a collection of Fisher-Price baby toys and gear that have been the “go-to’s” for moms for years, and new favourites that are sure to become instant classics, and inspire many moments to come.
FPMomsTop10 GraphicSo, which toys and gear made the Top 10? Find out at the #FPMomsTop10 Twitter Party! In addition to introducing the the top toys and sharing details about what make them great, we’ll also dish on those #fpmommymoments, and look forward to hearing yours!

Of course, Fisher-Price Twitter Parties are known for having amazing prizes. We’ll give away one of each of the #FPMomsTop10 baby toys and gear, and one lucky winner will walk away with ALL TEN! (more…)

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Who Will Clean Up? Join us at the #RoyaleOscPurrs Twitter Party

February 20, 2015

It’s a night of Hollywood royalty. A night when the collective artistic achievements of so many individuals are recognized and rewarded. It’s a night when dreams come true.

On Sunday evening, hundreds of millions of movie lovers will tune in to see who will take home the coveted statue. It’s about art… it’s about industry greats… it’s about cinematic masterpieces.

Oh heck, it’s really about the parties, isn’t it?

Of course it is! And that’s why we’re throwing a Twitter Party to celebrate movies, celebrities and more! Join us for the #RoyaleOscPurrs Twitter Party on Sunday, February 22 at 7:00pm EST.
Royale OscPurrs GraphicNow we know that no one wants to get stuck with clean up duty! That’s why we’re making it easier for you – with prize packs including ROYALE Tiger Towel and a gift card to treat yourself to dinner and a movie. Our grand prize features ROYALE Tiger Towel for an entire year!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Sunday night.  (more…)

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The #cleanwater Twitter Chat

February 19, 2015

FACT: 80% of Canadians take clean drinking water for granted… while one billion go without.

It can be said that nearly all Canadians enjoy an unlimited supply of clean water, so it’s no surprise that a survey by P&G and Walmart Canada found that the majority of us take safe drinking water for granted. And, many of us may be shocked to learn that one billion people in the developing world do not have the same luxury.

FACT: Diseases from contaminated water kill more children than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

To help combat this global issue, last year P&G and Walmart Canada teamed up to donate one day of clean drinking water for every P&G household product purchased at Walmart or Walmart.ca. The Canadian initiative supported the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) that aims to save one life every hour by 2020 through the provision of two billion litres of clean water each year.

FACT: Canadian actor and #cleanwater activist, Jason Priestley, supports the initiative.

“More than 1,600 children die every single day from water-borne illnesses,” says Jason Priestley, who recently visited rural batey communities in the Dominican Republic where he was able witness the impact of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program first-hand. “I believe that everyone should have clean water. As a dad, the thought of children dying every day from preventable diseases caused by lack of clean water is an unfathomable tragedy.”

Join us on Wednesday, February 25th at 8pm EST for the #cleanwater Twitter Chat.
clean water graphicWe’ll share a wealth of information about this incredibly important initiative, chat about the program’s accomplishments and goals, and have amazing P&G prize packs on hand to reward our chat attendees. Our GRAND PRIZE is valued at over $250, which includes a $200 Walmart Gift Card.

(Plus, please welcome @Jason_Priestley – he will be our special co-host, tweeting LIVE on the chat!)  (more…)

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That’s Amore! It’s an #airmilesshops Twitter Party!

February 8, 2015

Ah… Valentine’s Day.

A chance to show your loved ones how much you care – preferably with candy, flowers or a romantic dinner à deux. (Me? I’m a Prada kind of gal. As in, nothing says love like Prada on your shoulder.)

And if you’re still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, I’m here to reward you.

Simply log onto www.airmilesshops.ca. NOW until February 14th, AIR MILES card holders will earn 2x reward miles! So, whether you’re shopping for a romantic gift for someone special, buying an adorable something for the kids, or treating yourself during your shopping ventures online, you’ll earn 2x reward miles just for shopping through airmilesshops.ca! Amazing!

And, with over 200 online stores to choose from, chances are you’ll find the perfect gift. Victoria’s Secret. People’s. 1-800-Flowers.ca. WaySpa.com. Even Apple Store Canada, because sometimes the way to a woman’s heart is through her brand new iPhone.
23846-15-AMS_Billboard_980x270_CSR1To celebrate the day of love and 2x reward miles, we’re having an #airmilesshops Twitter Party on Monday February 9th at 8PM EST! Join us to chat about the best online Valentine’s Day deals, gifting suggestions, and of course, a chance to win AIR MILES reward vouchers! RSVP below to be eligible for prizes (CAN only) and we’ll see you on Monday night.  (more…)

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Have Your Dessert… and Eat it Too!

February 7, 2015

Family Dinner. One of the best ways to connect as a family, bond with your children, and create lifelong healthy eating habits.

(It’s also a great time to find out who your child’s first crush is. Tee-hee!)

Unfortunately, sitting down to share a meal with loved ones is becoming less common; Statistics Canada has reported that Canadians are now 10% more likely to eat meals alone than they were in previous decades. But there are so many benefits to sitting down to eat with your children on a regular basis! First and foremost, it provides structure to a child’s day. It helps build a stronger family unit, especially when kids share some of the responsibility for picking the meal and helping with its preparation.

And when parents provide a balanced meal, children eat more nutritious food, and they learn to respect their appetite.

But what about dessert? How often does the entire family stay at the table together to satisfy their sweet tooth? When dessert is a regular part of a family meal, children develop healthier attitudes towards sugar and sweets. Because not only is sugar a necessary part of the daily diet, let’s be honest – we all crave something sweet every now and then. When you eat sugar in small quantities, it satisfies your craving and prevents you from going overboard.

The good news is that dessert can also be nutritious. Something like Danette is the perfect example – it’s made with 75% milk, has only 15 grams of sugar and comes in individual-sized containers that take the guesswork out of portion sizes.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss our #DanetteforDessert Twitter Party!
DanetteforDessert Graphic YM 03_V3Join us on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00pm EST as we chat about family dinner (and dessert!), and introduce you to a healthy, delicious way to treat your entire family. Of course, you know we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs!

We’ve got a TON of Free Product Coupon bundles to give away, and to the GRAND PRIZE winner… Dessert for a Year! And when it’s Danette for Dessert – with a silky texture in six delicious flavours, including classics like Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Choco-coconut, Vanilla and Coffee – you know it’s a scrumptious way to spend time with the family.  (more…)

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Get in the Game! #DHLRugby Twitter Party

January 31, 2015

Before I had two boys, I didn’t really get it.

Sports.

The competition, the fierce rivalries, the whole 5am-in-the-morning drop off thing. I just didn’t understand why any parent would want to be subjected to it.

Then, at my husband’s suggestion, we put both boys in soccer. And swimming. And once summer arrives, we’re thinking about rugby, too. And you know what? I get it.

Youth sports are about so much more than game play. Being part of a team is a great way to improve health, learn self-discipline, and truly comprehend the meaning of leadership by example. Team sports help young people connect with role models and help them develop healthy life-long habits. In the case of rugby, values learned are integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss the #DHLRugby Twitter Party!
DHL-Twitter-chat-graphicHosted by a industry experts @Brian_Spanton@RugbyCanada and @DHLExpressCan, we’ll discuss youth sports, the tangible benefits they bring, and share key information about the DHL Youth Leadership Scrum contest - a unique, money-can’t-buy experience for one lucky child in Canada.

(One exceptional Canadian youth will be awarded a never-to-be-forgotten experience of delivering the Match Ball at the 2015 Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and Canada at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, courtesy of DHL Express Canada. Click here for full contest details.(more…)

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Get Ready for the Big Game with #GameDayFood!

January 24, 2015

My husband loves the Super Bowl. I love Super Bowl food.

Cheesy Bacon Tater Bites. Double Nugget Sliders. Sausage and Pepper Mini Grilled Cheese. Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Nachos. ALL of these mouthwatering game day recipes can be found on Appehtite.ca, including more easy-to-make, crowd pleasing favourites. From classics like Buffalo Wings to new and exciting twists like Spicy Sweet Potato Chicken Poutine, your Super Bowl party will be the place to be on Sunday night.

This year, Maple Leaf Prime and Schneiders have paired  with Frank’s RedHot. The recipes are guaranteed to get your taste buds doing their own touchdown dance! And no matter what team you’re rooting for, great appetizers are something we can all get behind cheering for.

Of course, what better way to celebrate than a pre-Super Bowl #GameDayFood Twitter Party! Join @MapleLeafPrime and @Schneiders, with special guest @FranksRedHot, as we share all the best game day appetizers and munchies.
#GameDayFood Twitter Party (2)Now, wondering who will be taking charge of the @FranksRedHot Twitter handle? None other than the charming, little old lady you’ve come to love from their hilarious commercials! (You know, the one who puts that sh*t on everything.) She’ll be sure to provide the half-time entertainment for our party!

Of course, *you know* we’ll have some amazing prizes up for grabs, including 9 prize packs featuring a stainless steel cooler with Maple Leaf Prime and Franks RedHot products, valued at $200 each. But our pièce de resistance? Our GRAND PRIZE: a Smart LED TV with sound bar, valued at $1500! Yes, one lucky participant will have the most epic Super Bowl party, ever.  (more…)

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Do You Work Smart?

January 18, 2015

Breaking News: Canadian workers are in pain.

Think I’m referring to the trades, like construction or carpentry? Nope. I’m talking about office workers. You know, the people who were once referred to as having “cushy” jobs.

FACT: Almost 7 out of 10 people experience back pain while working at their desks. On average, we spend 7 hours a day in front of a computer screen, and computer use causes 1 in 3 people to experience sore wrists, hands and/or arms. Even more alarming, 50% of people suffer from neck strain, eye strain and/or headaches while working at their desks.

And, I could go on.

Folks, what we have here is a hazard of our lifestyle, which left uncorrected, almost always develops into conditions that majorly impact the quality of our lives. That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to the @FellowesCanada #WorkSmart Twitter Party, where we’ll share valuable information on how to correct bad habits, and introduce you to a range of Fellowes wellness products that can help take the pressure off and ensure your work space is a healthier environment.
WorkSmart GraphicTo thank you for participating, we have the most amazing prizes to give away. Seriously! This could completely change your work space.  (more…)

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Let’s Talk Baby at the #WalmartBaby Twitter Party!

January 11, 2015

It’s official: I want a registry re-do.

I mean, of course I want to do it all over again, because if I could register for my baby-to-be now, I’d be registering at Walmart Canada!

With a large baby assortment, including online only products, and the only registry that meets the needs of price conscious registrants, friends and family, it’s quite possibly the perfect place to create and/or shop for a baby registry.

Did I mention that you can do it all from the comfort of your home?

But would you like to know my major reason for wanting a registry re-do with Walmart Canada? Hmmm…. you’ll just have to join the #WalmartBaby Twitter Party to find out!
WalmartBaby Graphic v3Join us as we chat about must-have registry items, reminisce over our own pre-baby days and share the latest news from Walmart Canada. To thank you for participating, there will be a total of $800 in Walmart gift cards up for grabs, including TWO $200 grand prizes! (See official rules.) (more…)

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What Are Your #WishesforBaby?

January 7, 2015

Whether we vocalize them, internalize them… shout them from the rooftops or quietly share with loved ones… we all have our wishes for baby.

To be healthy. To be happy. To be loved. To be cherished.

To have all ten fingers and toes.

What are your #WishesforBaby? Created in just 24 hours, Fisher-Price’s “Wishes for Baby” short film captures the hopes and dreams of new parents around the world. The film, directed by documentarian Patrick Creadon, is himself a father of three, and features some of the first children born in 2015.

“Parents are universally connected by the same wish for our children, built upon the same foundation of love. It transcends what we think divides us,” Creadon says.

Makes you feel warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? We welcome you to continue the conversation with us at the #WishesforBaby Twitter Party. Join us on Monday, January 12th at 8:00pm EST as we share our wishes for our children this year. (more…)

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This Holiday Season, Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

December 15, 2014

Be honest: How often do you say thank you to the special people in your life?

The truth is, it’s quite easy to take people for granted, especially the ones we depend on from day-to-day. Fortunately, there are always simple ways to show gratitude, including (my favourite)… the gift of chocolate! And no one knows this better than HERSHEY’S.

Just in time for the holidays, HERSHEY’S has created the Thank You Store. Located at 473 Queen St. West (Queen & Spadina) in Toronto, the store will be open from December 19th – 21st and will give away FREE chocolate to store visitors. The only ask: gift the chocolate to a special person who deserves a sweet “Thank You!” And for those thoughtful enough to pop by, you can indulge in complimentary hot chocolate (and a break from the cold winter air).

Not in the Greater Toronto Area? HERSHEY’S hasn’t forgotten about you! HERSHEY’S wants to help you say “Thank You” – with the #HersheysThankYou Twitter Party!
Hersheys graphic v2Join us this Thursday, December 18th at 1PM EST as we thank those special people who have made our 2014 a little brighter. Of course, a fabulous Twitter Party celebrating friends, loved ones and all things chocolate wouldn’t be complete without fantastic prizes! Up for grabs, six (6) prizes valued at $50.00, and a Grand Prize valued at $250.00!

RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Thursday afternoon!  (more…)

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Movies, Memories and More…

December 13, 2014

It’s the holidays… and that means, my home is about to get noisy. Like, really noisy.

With the kids home for two whole weeks – and likely, high on a sugar rush from all the Christmas cookies – I’m already planning for ways to keep them entertained, busy…. OCCUPIED.

Thank goodness for Redbox Canada.

I can find our favourite Christmas movies, the most watched DVD and Blu-ray titles, and of course, NEW releases! I can’t tell you how amazing it is to grab the latest movies my boys have been eager to watch (or watch again). Renting through Redbox is an affordable and convenient way to keep kids entertained over the holidays.

And you can have it all for just $1.50 (plus tax) a day.

You’ve likely seen a Redbox kiosk at a big-box retailer, grocery or convenience store near you. Redbox is Canada’s largest DVD “rentailer” with more than 1,350 automated kiosks across all 10 provinces, and if you’ve ever used the service, you’ll know it’s as easy as pie.

Simply find a location online and select your disc (DVD or Blu-ray) and reserve it. Go to the box, touch “pick up”, swipe your card and grab your disc. And the best part? You can return your disc to ANY Redbox location in Canada.

So, how will you keep your kiddos entertained over the Christmas holidays? We’re gearing up for a fun-filled movie chat at the #RedboxCanada Twitter Party! 
redbox graphicJoin us on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:00PM EST as we chat holiday favourites, traditions, movie night must-haves. And to make your holidays even brighter, we’ve got some amazing prizes up for grabs! 10 tweeters will walk away with 10 free movie rentals, and 3 lucky tweets will win a Blu-ray player plus 5 free rentals!

RSVP below to join the fun, and see you on Wednesday night!  (more…)

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So What is First Phone Etiquette? Find Out.

December 7, 2014

According to a recent survey by Microsoft Devices, almost all Canadians (98%) think it’s important for parents to set guidelines for their children’s smartphone use, with most of that group (88%) saying it’s actually “very important”.

Sounds reasonable, yes?

Well, it’s no surprise that parents grabble with “the first phone dilemma” around the holidays more than any other time. When is the right time to get your child a smartphone, and what should parents know before doing so, and after the gift is opened?

At 6-years old, Ryder is still a little young to start the discussion, but – gasp – I’ve seen a few of his classmates with smartphones. (I know, kind of crazy, right?) Hence, it’s pretty obvious that the time is coming, and I want to ensure – as tech savvy as I think I am – that I have a clear understanding of how to introduce a smartphone to my child and what expectations and guidelines we can set as a family for its use.

Just in time for the holidays (and beyond for parents like me!) we’re throwing a party to discuss, learn and share all things #FirstPhoneEtiquette with Microsoft Devices! Join us on Tuesday, December 9th at 12:00pm EST for a fun-filled and informative chat.
FirstPhoneEtiquette GraphicNow I just *have* to tell you about the prizes, because honestly, they’re pretty terrific. We’ll give away 6 prizes of a Microsoft Devices Lumia 830, valued at $500 each – and a grand prize, valued at more than $700, which includes:

Microsoft Devices Lumia 830 Smartphone
Wireless, Bluetooth connected speakers
Wireless charging stand
Portable USB car charger
Treasure Tag

With a total of 7 Microsoft Lumia 830 Devices being given away, I anticipate a lot of happy squeals on Christmas morning! I’m really looking forward to learning more about #FirstPhoneEtiquette – RSVP below for a chance to win, and we’ll see you on Tuesday!  (more…)

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