A Hotel for Every Toronto Destination

March 31, 2015

I’ve been spoiled. I’ve lived in and around Toronto my entire life, so I often forget just how amazing it is. The vibe, the culture, the food, the arts… I could go on.

(Did I mention the diehard Leafs fans? Yeah, the dream just won’t die.)

Of course, when visiting a world-class city like Toronto, there’s no shortage of things to do. And if you’re visiting my fair city, you’re in luck – from thrill rides to theatre shows, sports to scenic tours, Toronto offers the best in family entertainment!

Turn your trip to Toronto into jam-packed days of discovery by partaking in these fun-filled attractions and activities – targeted toward school-aged children, but guaranteed to please kids (and kids at heart) of all ages.

1. The CN Tower

It’s no secret – children like to climb to the top of things (and the taller, the better). Mini daredevils can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Toronto and surrounding area from the observation deck at the CN Tower, the tallest free standing structure in the world. Take an adrenaline-pumping ride up in a glass elevator and capture the heart-stopping moment when your child jumps on the glass floor.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhere to stay: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre. Bordered by Yonge, Carlton, Church and Wood Streets, Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre is in the centre of it all. Some of the finest shopping venues in the world such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, the shops at Yorkville, Holt Renfrew, The Bay, Winners, Marshall’s and Bed Bath and Beyond are only minutes from its doorstep.

The entrance to the Yonge/College Subway line, part of Toronto’s famous TTC, and the main artery of the city, is less than a block from the hotel, providing immediate access to all attractions, shopping, dining, hospitals, theatres and the financial district. Jump aboard and visit The CN Tower, Art Gallery of Ontario, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Dundas Square, Ripley’s Aquarium and more.  (more…)

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And Now Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

March 29, 2015

So, something happened over the past week – and if you’ve been reading along and paying attention, chances are you cottoned on to it.

I’ve been hosting a LOT of Twitter Parties.

It’s never my intention to flood my blog with RSVP posts, however, it’s simply a popular time of year for parties, and I have a responsibility to clients to promote their parties. And, if you attend our parties, you’ll know that they’re nothing but FUN times!

However, I do miss writing. Telling stories. Talking about life.

I just wanted to thank y’all for sticking around while I survived the crazy. Now that March is winding down, I’m so looking forward to getting back to Listen to Lena, and your regularly scheduled programming.

Until then, here’s a picture of a Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake. Why? Oh, let’s just say that I’ll be visiting Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival this May. More details to come!
Outdoor Kitchen Offerings at 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Piggylicious Bacon CupcakeOkay, I’ll spill – I’m heading back to Walt Disney World as a 2015 Disney Social Media Mom!

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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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Easter Weekend: Almond Cupcakes

March 27, 2015

Looking for a fabulous dessert or coffee break treat that the whole family will love? This Easter, be the hostess with the mostess and serve these scrumptious Almond Cupcakes, courtesy of my friends at Almond Breeze.

With a peek-a-boo filling and gorgeous sugar-coated almonds as garnish, they’re almost too pretty to eat! (I did say almost…)
Cupcakes_RT (2)Making sugar-coated almonds is a breeze (no pun intended). In an ungreased baking pan, roast 2 cups sliced almonds at 375°F for 10 minutes, turning pan and stirring halfway through baking time. Then, bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a large pan; add almonds and stir. Sugar will crystallize – don’t panic! – keep stirring and it will start to caramelize.

Remove from heat and spread almonds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When cool and dry, break up and sprinkle on top of cupcakes. Store any extra almonds in an airtight container. They are great for snacking, in popcorn or as a topping for ice cream.  (more…)

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What’s Your Favourite Freddo?

March 26, 2015

If you’re looking at the title of this post, and thinking… Hmm… now what the heck’s a Freddo, Lena?… sit back, because I’m about to introduce you to your new favourite cold concoction.

It’s a Coffee Culture Freddoccino, of course! The delicious cold beverages are made with rich espresso, ice-cream, all natural syrups and sauces, and topped with whipped cream. Choose from Caramel, Mocha, Oreo Crumble, or Coffee Freddoccinos.
DSC_0651So, what makes the Freddoccino so darn addictive? Coffee Culture Freddoccinos are first made with a shot of espresso which is an origin of south and central coffee beans. The special espresso is medium to dark roast with a strong heady that is rich and satisfying.

Lemme just stop right there. Because if there’s one thing that sets the Freddoccino apart from the average blended iced coffee, it’s that you can truly taste the robust flavour of the espresso shining through. That’s why I always order a smooth and simple Coffee Freddoccino; I find it so satisfying to savour the combination of quality espresso with a sweet, refreshing kick.

Once the hot espresso is poured, Coffee Culture uses one of their signature all-natural sauces/ syrups. The Freddoccino is then blended with ice and either Ice-Cream Mix (default) or Milk (regular, skim or soy). Once blended the beverage gets topped with whipped cream and either Oreo bits for the Oreo Crumble, or Chocolate/ Caramel sauce for the Mocha or Caramel Freddoccino.  (more…)

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Fisher-Price Moms Top 10

March 25, 2015

Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

I’ve often heard that it’s better to have a “difficult” baby the first time ’round. The colicky, demanding, trouble-making type. And the rationale behind this? Subsequent babies will be a cakewalk, because you’ve already experienced the worst.

In theory, this sounds reasonable.

Reality? I had one of those difficult first-time babies, and let me tell you, I did not feel reassured. I felt exhausted, defeated, moody, irrational, and exhausted. (Did I say exhausted twice?)

Often, all I hoped for was a mommy moment. A chance to brush my hair or brew a cup of coffee. A few minutes to sit down and catch up on email, or finally finish the book I started while I was pregnant. And from time to time, I longed to have a shower longer than 6 minutes.

(I won’t lie. Now that my kids are older, I take 25 minute showers, because I can.)

So, I improvised. I purchased toys and baby gear from the most trusted toy brand in the world, Fisher-Price, and boy, did I ever use them. I used a Jumperoo when I needed a moment to freshen up; I let my son play with the Rock-a-Stack while I made dinner. And just before nighttime, during that crucial moment of slumber, I allowed the sweet melodies of the Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium soothe my baby to sleep.
DSC_0627For me, it’s a Top 10 Pick.

Earlier this year, I was asked by Fisher-Price to select my favourite products in the baby toy and gear categories. And when my list was set, I was amazed to see how closely it mirrored the selections on Fisher-Price Mom’s Top 10The website showcases moms’ favourite toys and baby gear – the products that baby loves, parents’ trust, and most importantly, allow mom a chance to sneak in that #fpmommymoment.  (more…)

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Take the Activia Challenge and WIN!

March 24, 2015

It happens to most of us – 66 per cent of the general population, to be exact.

That feeling of bloating, discomfort, gas and rumbling – the things that make your tummy feel funny.

Did you know that Activia can help your minor digestive woes?

Each serving of Activia contains over 1 billion live, active BL bacteria or bifidobacteria, called Bifidobacterium lactis CNCM I-2494. (That’s the science-y talk. Translation: Activia is a probiotic yogurt. The word probiotic literally means “for life.”)

Every bite of food you eat has an impact on your digestive system. Activia’s unique probiotic BL Regularis culture survives gastric acids and enzymes. It reaches your intestinal tract alive, active and in great numbers. Friendly bacteria present in the large intestine, including bifidobacteria, such as BL Regularis contained in Activia, help digest our food and produce certain vitamins, help to make conditions unfavourable for some harmful bacteria.

Sounds like something you’d like to try? Take the Activia Challenge!

The Activia Challenge is so simple! Just eat 2 Activia a day for 4 weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and keep track of your results. It’s really easy with Activia’s handy symptoms table to see, on paper, how your tummy is responding to the challenge!

(Don’t forget about the Activia Challenge contest! Sign up now for a chance to win great prizes!)

Of course, you could simply WIN Activia yogurt for the ENTIRE 30-day challenge – we’re giving away 30 Days of  FREE yogurt (2x per day) to 30 Winners at the #ActiviaChallenge Twitter Party!
activiachallengetwitterparty (2)Join us on Thursday night to hear all about the Activia Challenge, how it can help you, and have a chance to win! RSVP below, and see you soon!  (more…)

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DIY Canadians… #FileFreeOnline!

March 24, 2015

Based on the response for the post “DIY Canadians! Introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software“, it looks like many of y’all are planning to DIY this year and prepare your own taxes. Any why not? With H&R Block Online Tax Software, you can file for FREE, with absolutely no hidden costs!

Yes, I said the good “f” word. FREE.

It’s free, regardless of income, job, age, whether you’re a student or retiree, or have a simple or complex tax return. H&R Block Online Tax Software will empower Canadian filers to take control of their taxes and enjoy the benefits of ease, convenience, accuracy and control.

Want to learn more? Join us at the @HRBlockCanada #FileFreeOnline Twitter Chat.
HRBlock Graphic v4We’ll share everything you need to know about H&R Block Online Tax Software, and provide valuable info for all those looking to DIY this tax season. To thank you for joining us, of course we’ll have a ton of great prizes up for grabs (including a HUGE! grand prize).  (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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Imma Let You Finish… But Let’s All Get Cheesy for a Moment

March 19, 2015

Melted. Grated. Shaved. Baked. No matter what you do with cheese, it makes everything taste better. In fact, I can authentically say that some form of cheesy goodness is incorporated into my meals and snacks every. single. day.

A toasted bagel slathered with Philadelphia Cream Cheese to start my day. A warm bowl of spicy chili topped with shredded Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese. And at dinner, a hearty grilled burger with – what else? – Kraft Singles Processed Cheese to round out the flavour. You could say that I strive to make every day as cheesy as possible.

Are you a fellow cheese lover? Well, I don’t want to string you along, so I’ll share my gouda news before you feel provolonely or you make me out to be a muenster.

(How’d I do with the cheese-factor? I tried my best!)

It’s Kraft Cheesefest at Loblaws! From March 19 – April 9, you can find recipe inspiration and savings on your favourite Kraft cheese products. Think Layered Tomato-Basil Dip, Grilled Chicken Flatbread, or everyone’s favourite – Lasagna!
better-than-ever-cheesy-meat-lasagna-made-over-91762Making this cheesy, hearty dish has never been easier! (Check out the recipes on KraftCanada.com for tips and tricks to tailor it to your tastes.)  (more…)

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Do You Have Travel Fomo?

March 19, 2015

It happens to all of us.

Whether it’s a photo on Instagram, a status update on Facebook, or – ahem – a post from one of your favourite bloggers, chances are, you’ve seen a beach, a cityscape, or even an overstaged photo of a passport and flip flips and thought, “I am MISSING out.”

Do you suffer from Travel FOMO? (Fear Of Missing Out?)

You’re not alone. Many Canadians use FOMO as a source of inspiration and motivation, especially when it comes to booking family vacations, last minute road trips or simply adding a destination to their bucket list. But what is it about the fear of missing out that influences our spending habits? Why do we let ourselves be controlled by what others are doing, saying, living, spending – and putting on social media for all to obsess about?

We’re getting to the bottom of it at the #FamilyTravelCA Twitter Chat on Tuesday, March 24th at 8:00pm EDT. Joined by special guest @NickCowlingVice President and General Manager at Citizen Relations, we’ll explore the concept of FOMO and how it impacts travel planning and purchases.
Travel FOMOOf course, there’s only one way to reduce FOMO – and that’s to prepare for your next vacay! So we’re giving out $500 in Future Shop Gift Cards, with a $250 Grand Prize!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and see you on Tuesday night!  (more…)

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The Experiential Vacation

March 18, 2015

One word: VACATION. Now tell me quickly – what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Chances are, the words “beach”, “poolside” or “sun” likely popped in your head first. (Or, if you’re like some of my friends, “margaritas”.) However, for a growing number of people, vacations are also a time to embark on a new adventure or pursue a personal interest. As a recent TD survey found, approximately three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadians have already taken or are interested in taking an experiential vacation, and almost two-thirds (62 per cent) would consider it if they could find ways to save on the cost of those trips.

So, what are these experiential vacations?
vacatio1nsI could easily add to this list: art classes in Paris, culinary tours in Japan, zip-lining in Central America or going on safari in Africa. As for experimenting in my own city? Hey, I’ve heard there’s some pretty spectacular shopping downtown :)

Sounds amazing, right? However, it’s not surprising to hear that more than half (53 per cent) of those surveyed expect an experiential vacation to cost more than a normal one. And while an organized savanna tour can definitely set you back a few more $$, the reality is, planning (and affording) an incredible experiential vacation is actually within reach for many.  (more…)

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You’ll FLIPP for the Savings!

March 16, 2015

A few months ago, I shared with y’all a shopping theory I’ve been developing for years.

When shopping, all things the same, 9 out of 10 times, Walmart Canada will have the lowest price.

Simply put, that means you can’t lose shopping at Walmart – on staples goods, brand names, groceries and gear, you can shop in confidence knowing that the prices are not only competitive, but in some cases, a downright steal.

Think I don’t practice what I preach? Here’s a picture of my shopping cart – only halfway through a weekly grocery run. That cart was eventually overflowing with fresh meat and produce. Because, Quality + Great Prices makes this mom happy.
IMG_2343However, if I thought I was a stealth shopper before, the new FLIPP 2.0 app has taken my shopping savvy to new heights. Now pay attention, because I’m about to save you money. TONS of money.

Hands up if you create a shopping list? Sure! Most of us do. Sometimes, it’s the only way to remember a bunch of green onions or a package of Chinese broccoli (which you can find at Walmart, by the way). And, having a family with young children, I’ve got enough on my mind without worrying about a cart full of sundry and packaged items that are par for the course. So, I’ve been writing grocery lists for years.

Now, I create them in FLIPP 2.0.

Let me show you why it’s so, so much easier – and so much more economical – to use the app for your weekly grocery runs.  (more…)

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DIY Canadians! Introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software

March 13, 2015

1984. I remember it like it was yesterday – my dad, sitting at the kitchen table with a calculator, a stack of forms, and those ominous blue booklets I would later discover to be income tax returns. He would hover over his work, carefully printing with a sharpened HB pencil as he filled out the documents, checking his calculations once, twice, until he was satisfied with the result. Finally, he would fold the package, seal the envelope and leave it tucked under the fruit bowl for mailing the next day.

I witnessed him do this for about 30 years.

Today, over 40% of Canadian tax filers prepare their own taxes, and 11 million file online. Blue booklets be gone! And, if you happen to be one of the do-it-yourself’ers (pay attention dad, okay?) I’ve got a fantastic tip for you. After more than 50 years of helping Canadians file their taxes, H&R Block, Canada’s trusted leader in tax preparation, is introducing H&R Block Online Tax Software, the completely free (absolutely no hidden costs) online Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tax filing solution.

I repeat: This service is 100% free for everyone.

It’s free, regardless of income, job, age, whether you’re a student or retiree, or have a simple or complex tax return. H&R Block Online Tax Software will empower Canadian filers to take control of their taxes and enjoy the benefits of ease, convenience, accuracy and control.
HandR BlockSo, what makes it different from other online tax software? First (if you haven’t been paying attention), it’s completely free to use and file with no hidden fees. Second, it was developed by tax professionals, not software professionals. Those tax professionals are the best trained, most experienced tax return specialists in Canada. And third, the software is super easy to use, because of its straightforward, interview-style approach.  (more…)

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When the Hard Part is Easy

March 13, 2015

NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.

Earlier this year, I shared my hard parts.

1. It’s hard to separate hunger from boredom. 10:00 PM snacking is “a thing”.
2. It’s hard to say no to leftover cheesecake.
3. It’s hard to fit in exercise when I work 14-hour days.
4. It’s hard to stay on track when eating out and cooking for picky eaters.
5. It’s hard to eat well without feeling completely and utterly deprived of delicious food.

And then, I decided to get help with my hard parts.

It’s been two months since I joined Weight Watchers. And I won’t keep you in suspense; I’m proud to announce that I’ve lost 16 pounds! And I did it while eating the foods I love, sharing meals with friends and family, and most importantly, making healthful choices that have changed the way I feel about food, nutrition and hunger.

And if I’m going to post a “big reveal” photo – I may as well be standing next to a celebrity! Ta-da!IMG_2179 aBut the key to my weight loss success? When I needed help, I asked for it.

I asked for help just a few days into the program, when I found it difficult to balance my portion sizes, especially at dinner.

I asked for help when I found myself fearing food, a complex emotional state that happens to almost every dieter when he/she begins to see the results of their regime.

I even asked for help while I was on vacation! That’s right – during our recent family adventure at Walt Disney World, I found myself confronted with limitless food choices… and lacking the strength to make the right ones.

And when I asked for help, whether it was 11:00am in the morning from my bedroom, or 11:00pm at night from a hotel room in Florida, there was always a Weight Watchers Certified Coach available to answer my questions and offer advice.  (more…)

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Traditions: Irish Soda Bread

March 12, 2015

Feeling lucky? You must have a bit of ol’ Irish in you.

Although the post is entitled “Traditions”, the only traditions I follow come St. Patrick’s Day are:

1) A Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. I have no idea what’s in it, and I don’t care. Any comments that pertain to the ingredient list or bashing the nutritional composition will be deleted and the author may be banned. Don’t mess with my Shamrock Shake, y’all.

2) Women’s “The Rockstar” Super Skinny Jeans from Old Navy, in Imperial Jade. Also known as, the only time I confidently rock green jeans without wondering if my ass looks fat in green jeans.

(Spoiler Alert: Yes, it does.)

3) Irish Soda Bread. Man cannot live on bread alone, but when man slathers butter on a slice of this dense, satisfying loaf, it’s heavenly. Or saintly. Like St. Patrick’s Day. See what I did there?
Hamilton BeachFrom my good friends at Hamilton Beach, here’s a simple, easy-to-follow recipe you can make in advance of St. Paddy’s! You can find this delicious creation and more at Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of Hamilton Beach.  (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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Nine West: 1+1=FREE!

March 5, 2015

I did it, friends. I visited The Weather Network, and clicked on “Long-Term Forecast”. And I don’t want to jinx it (please, PLEASE don’t let me jinx it)… but I think warmer Spring weather is finally on its way.

(SHH! Don’t say anything. Just nod your head and cross your fingers.)

And with Spring weather? Fabulous Spring fashion promos, of course. Including the one below from Nine West:
nine westOkay, that’s not a promo. That’s an ad for green shoes (which, if they’re your thing, are a fabulous choice). But here’s another reason to circle St. Patrick’s Day on your calendar: From now until March 17th, good things come in three’s at Nine West. That’s right, 1+1=FREE! Customers can purchase 2 items from their spring collection and receive the 3rd item for free.

In addition to BIG EASY and MARTINA pictured above, get into a Spring frame of mind with bold and sassy DELFINA or bright and cheery CONFETTY.

The countdown is on! Just two more weeks until the aprés-Winter thaw begins.

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