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Next Issue Canada Giveaway

Uncategorized By July 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 19 Comments

Next Issue CAnadaWe reviewed the Next Issue Canada service a while back, and the amount of paper that has been cut out of our household is exceptional! It also makes a great excuse to upgrade your tablet…. ; )

I’ve also started the kids reading our subscriptions so that they think they are getting screen time when they are actually reading.

We are giving away 5 90-day subscriptions to Next Issue Canada so that you can catch up on your favourite magazines for August, September and October. Good luck! Canada Only, excl. Quebec. $30 value.


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Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway from Next Issue Canada. All opinions are our own.

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Summer Bucket List

Uncategorized By July 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 47 Comments

Summer Bucket ListSummer is just around the corner, and with the arrival of warm weather it’s time for outdoor activities with the kids and events that can last all day.  Olay and Crest want to help keep your skin hydrated and fresh and your smile shining bright through your endless summer fun!

To start your summer off right, try Olay’s newly enhanced Total Effects formula with 40 per cent more vitamins, which has the highest level of Niacinamide in an over-the-counter Olay skincare product! This moisturizer packs more vitamins than the leading prestige moisturizer and will help you get ready for the hot, sunny days ahead.

To brighten your smile, we’re giving away Crest Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips, which are super easy to use and offer great results. These strips use an advanced technology called FlexFit, allowing the Whitestrip to stretch around your smile for a perfect fit that hugs your smile’s curves. Not only do they whiten as well as a $500 in-office professional treatment, but they are the best fitting Whitestrips yet.

We have a Brighten Your Summer prize pack, valued at approximately $40*:

*Pricing at discretion of the retailer

Ends July 30, Can only, excl. Quebec. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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Dinner Party Hosting Tips with Giveaway

Uncategorized By July 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 43 Comments

Jill Amery AmbassadorCanadians love to entertain and host dinner parties. Did you see our swanky party? To help create magical evenings, Food Network Chef Michael Smith teamed up with Cascade Platinum to share tips on how to make your dinner party sparkle, while cutting down your clean up time! Want your dinner party to sparkle? Follow these tips from Chef Michael Smith and your guests will be blown away:

  1. Spend time to save time: Prep as much as you can in advance – from food to your table. Smart preparation will allow you to spend more time with your guests.
  2. Make your guests feel special: Thoughtful details tell your guests they are special. Set the mood with music, place cards, flowers and sparkling dishes and glasses. I use Cascade Platinum in every cycle to make sure everything is ready for a big event.
  3. Start with a bang! Do something collectively right away. A group activity subtly reminds everyone “We’re in this together!”
  4. Give your guests something fun to do: At some point, engage your guests in an interactive activity, something hands on, that’s not work.
  5. Clean as you go: Get the mess out of the way, and load the dishwasher as you prepare dinner. With Cascade Platinum, you don’t need to worry about pre-rinsing – it will clean stuck-on food in one wash.
  6. Share the work: Many hands make light work. After the main meal and before dessert, encourage everybody to pitch in with clean up.
  7. Grand finale: End the evening with something spectacular, something memorable, or my favourite—something flammable!

cascadeBut you don’t have to host a party to have a Sparkling Clean dinner. Sitting down to family dinner is a special occasion in itself as it brings people together. Why not give your family an extra special night by putting Michael’s tips to action? And with Cascade Platinum, you’re sure to have sparkling clean dishes every day. We’ll be sending you a Sparkling Clean bundle with two tubs of the new and improved Cascade Platinum, valued at $18.99 each.

We also want to give your readers the chance to host their own dinner parties that sparkle, with a #SparklingClean giveaway of Cascade Platinum, valued at, $57.*

Visit www.foodnetwork.cacascadefor more tips and recipes from Chef Michael Smith and Cascade Platinum.

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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100 Years of P&G Canada Giveaway

Uncategorized By July 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , 65 Comments

100-Years-InfographicThis month marks P&G’s 100th anniversary in Canada! To mark this significant achievement, we’re looking back on some of the major milestones and celebrating the iconic products that Canadians have come to know and love over the past century with this infographic. To celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway that includes classic P&G favorites. The giveaway is valued at $45* and will include the following:

  • Tide Original Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent, 48 Loads 2.21 L
  • Bounce Outdoor Fresh Fabric Softener Sheets 120 Count
  • Pantene Pro-V Classic All Hair Types Shampoo 375 mL
  • Pantene Pro-V Classic Clean Conditioner 355 mL
  • Ivory Soap Bars – 10 Bars
  • Bounty Basic Paper Towels 6 Mega RollsCanada only, excl. Quebec. Ends 30/7.

 

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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Summer Reading for Kids (with Giveaway!)

Uncategorized By June 12, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 79 Comments

American Girl GiveawaySchool is almost out, and UrbanMommies wants to make it easy-peasy for you to focus on summer reading for kids. I push the kids to read all the time, but one area where I fail is not reading enough myself. I need to set a better example. I know I should go into Chapters Indigo to buy books, but they have so many amazing gifts and decor items I always lose myself in that particular department… Well, it’s going to get even worse now…. Chapters Granville in Vancouver will be revamped, revitalized and rebranded as Indigo on June 13th, 2015!

Through these renovations, thousands of additional titles will be added to shelves, and favourite departments will be upgraded. Once open, Indigo Granville will host Vancouver’s very own American Girl specialty boutique, and an expanded and re-imagined !ndigoKids department.

1,800 square feet, baby. In the new American Girl specialty boutique alone!!  A Doll Hair Salon will also open its doors within the specialty boutique, where fans can treat their dolls to a brand new hairstyle or ear piercing.

To celebrate, we’re giving away an incredible prize….

• 1 American Girl Doll
• 1 SandsAlive Kit
• 2 National Geographic Kids Books
• 3 American Girl books

Total value: approx. $200

Indigo has also just launched their Kids summer reading guide giving parents top picks for their kids this summer. Reading with my kids is going to be a huge focus for me this summer, and I’ve learned that the key is to get them books on topics they adore. How do you keep your kids reading in the summer? Use our handy Rafflecopter form to enter to win! Canada only, excluding Quebec. Ends 6/26.

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Tips for Out on the Town Makeup (with Giveaway!)

Uncategorized By May 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 58 Comments

katy-perryTo get you ready for an evening out on the town, look no further, COVERGIRL and Olay are here to help you achieve that star look so you steal the spotlight.

To help start the night off right, prep with Olay’s newly enhanced Total Effects formula with 40% more vitamins and the highest level of Niacinamide in an over-the-counter Olay skincare product. The enhanced formula makes this anti-aging moisturizer a must-have summer beauty staple. This moisturizer packs more vitamins than the leading prestige moisturizer and will help you get ready for your night out!

Now, onto your eyes! Lash fame… it’s a thing! Get ready to shine the spotlight on your eyes and give your lashes a starring role with NEW COVERGIRL The Super Sizer Mascara. This new mascara will help lengthen and volumize your lashes for that “Oh La La” look! This mascara is perfect for adding that extra pop for that date night or evening out on the town.

This new mascara has a unique Lash Styler that is designed to allow maximum mascara-to-lash contact and can give your lashes 400% bigger, corner-to-corner volume.

Go on, twirl it and get the best false lash look in 3 easy steps:

  1. Place the Lash Styler’s narrow, long core and short bristles right at the base of the lashes.
  2. Pull the Lash Styler through the lashes from root to tip, twirling or rotating it a bit as you go.
  3. Sculpt and style the lashes until you reach supersized, corner to corner volume.

For more drama, pair your wonderful super-sized lashes with Intensify Me! Liquid Liner. Its paddle tip provides two looks – thick and dramatic or thin and elegant and can help you achieve the perfect cat-eye.

The Giveaway:

Please fill out this Rafflecopter form. Canada only, Excl. Quebec. Ends 30/05 Good luck!

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*Pricing at discretion of the retailer. Available in select stores May 2015.

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Tide HE Turbo Giveaway

Uncategorized By April 7, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 88 Comments

HE TurboDisclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Did you know many Canadians now own, or are planning to purchase, a high-efficiency washing machine? These machines have more computer sensors than the first spaceship sent to the moon – pretty cool right!? As these futuristic washers become the norm in homes across the country, consumers should consider using a detergent that’s specially formulated for HE washing machines.

This month, P&G Fabric Care is introducing a new industry standard in High Efficiency (HE) Detergents – Tide HE Turbo – to deliver the best clean from a HE washer. A first-of-its-kind, the HE-Turbo Seal is available on select Tide products, allowing shoppers to identify the detergents specifically designed for their HE washers.

HE TurboHE Turbo products can save time and energy thanks to new proprietary quick-collapsing Smart Suds technology. With HE Turbo Smart Suds, your laundry rinses clean without sending HE washers into additional rinse cycles that can add up to 25 minutes to a wash and waste up to 10 gallons of water. Tide HE Turbo products can be used in all washers, but are specially designed to maximize the energy and water saving benefits of HE machines. What’s more, Tide HE Turbo promises six times the cleaning power in half the time compared to regular detergents used in a HE washer.  Tide HE Turbo is available at Walmart stores in Canada.

To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway opportunity for one lucky reader! Here’s what’s included in the bundle, valued at $62*:

*Pricing is at the discretion of the retailer.

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P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest.  The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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Alcatel Pop 7 Tablet Review and Giveaway

Uncategorized By February 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 76 Comments

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 GiveawayALCATEL ONETOUCH makes a fab tablet and we are honoured to be giving one away to our readers! The POP 7 runs on Android and I thought hit would make a perfect ‘educational tablet’ for the boys. The only issue was that the screen was so clear and processor so fast, that videos and gaming were much more enjoyable for them than on their current devices! (We’re giving one away below and also an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S Smartphone over here!)

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 Canada GiveawayBecause POP 7 is run on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor, it doesn’t lag.

Super-thin and super-lightweight, at only 8.9 mm thickness and just 285 grams.

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7It was so slender and lightweight that I kept forgetting it was in my purse.

Of course there are unlimited ways that you can customize the look and feel of the pages on this tablet to suit your personal style, and the android app store offered plenty of ‘educational’ games….. along with some of Mommy’s favourites.

The camera and video capabilities were fabulous, and the kids actually did research and created videos to support their units in school. This one’s a keeper! You can enter to win one of these babies as well as an Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2S smartphone with the rafflecopter form below. Canada only excel Quebec. Ends 3/13/15. Good luck!

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