Kinder Canada Eggs Minions Movie

Win A Minions Themed Kinder Surprise Prize Pack! Plus, Minion Crafts!

I know I promised you an amazing Minions themed Kinder Surprise giveaway but in honour of the 11 new Minions toys inside specially marked KINDER® SURPRISE® Classic eggs I wanted to show you a very cool and very easy craft you can do with your kids! Follow along with the pictures below to create your very own Kinder Minions!

Step #1 – Gather your supplies. In this case you will need an empty Kinder Surprise Egg, scissors, a sharpie, googly eyes, glue, a piece off some old jeans and glue.

Kinder Egg Minions 1

Step #2 – Use the sharpie to draw a band across the top of your Kinder Surprise Egg.

Kinder Egg Minions 2

Step #3 – Glue a googly eye in the middle of the band and draw a smile and hair on your minion.

Kinder Egg Minions 3

Step #4 – Cut some pieces off the jeans and glue them to the bottom of your minion to make pants! (Parents beware, jeans are tough to cut! You may want to help here.)

Kinder Egg Minions 4

Step #5 – Let your minions dry and they are ready to go looking for a new master!

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MINIONS THEMED KINDER SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!!

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Good Luck and also, don’t forget to visit the Kinder Canada Facebook Page on Friday, May 22 for a chance to win four tickets to see the Minions movie in theatres when it comes out this July!

DISCLOSURE: I’m a #KinderMom/Maman/Dad who is part of the KINDER® Canada influencer team; as part of my affiliation with KINDER® Canada, I am provided with special perks and products.

COOKINA Prize Pack

Win A COOKINA Prize Pack! #WhatsOnYourGrill

You’ve heard me go on and on about the COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet and now I’m giving you the chance to win some of your own! I wish there were a way for me to put into words how much the COOKINA grilling sheet has helped me on the barbecue but I think I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Cookina Grilling Sheet Steak Vegetables

A few weeks ago that steak would have looked like a charred mess and I probably wouldn’t even have attempted it. Ever since I started using the COOKINA Grilling Sheet my confidence on the BBQ has skyrocketed! I know this sounds like an infomercial but I am so excited about my new found confidence that I want everyone to know how great this product is! Because of the COOKINA “What’s On Your Grill” campaign, no longer will I scrape the leftover food from my grill and wonder what bacteria is left lurking!

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WIN A COOKINA PRIZE PACK!

Now it’s your turn to be a star on the grill! I have an amazing COOKINA Prize Pack (Pictured Above) to giveaway to one lucky reader and entering is easy! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Take a photo showing me what’s cooking on your grill.

2. Share that photo on social media, with a description of what it is, in one of the following ways. You can tweet it to me @CanadianDadBlog with the hashtag #WhatsOnYourGrill, OR, share it on the Canadian Dad Facebook Page with the #WhatsOnYourGrill hashtag.

That’s it! The important thing to remember is the #WhatsOnYourGrill hashtag as that’s how I will sort the entries. I will draw a winner from all valid entries on May 24th. You must be a Canadian resident to enter. Happy Grilling!

Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in the #WhatsOnYourGrill campaign, however the COOKINA grilling sheet really has changed the way I cook and I can’t say enough good things about it!

#PringlesDuckLip Pringles Prize Pack

Show Me Your #PringlesDuckLip And Win A Huge Pringles Prize Pack!

I introduced you to the #PringlesDuckLip campaign last week with our Duckvengers trailer and now it’s your turn to join in for a chance to win! Your prize? See all those Pringles tins in the photo above? All yours!

For your chance to win the Pringles Prize Pack and possibly be featured in the #PringlesDuckLip documentary, all you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Take a #PringlesDuckLip photo or video and post it to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook. (Check out my ‘DuckDevil’ example below)

2. Remember to use the #PringlesDuckLip tag and also tag me @CanadianDadBlog on Twitter and/or Instagram in order to be entered to win. If you share on Facebook, you can simply post the picture on my Canadian Dad page and use the #PringlesDuckLip tag.

Everyone who posts a photo or video will be entered to win a Pringles Prize Pack valued at over $200! I will also be sharing a few of my favourites along the way so remember to get creative with your entries. Good Luck! I will be selecting a winner on May 24th.

DuckDevil Pringles

You can follow along with all the #PringlesDuckLip fun by visiting the Pringles Canada Facebook Page or @PringlesCA on Twitter.

*Please note that any content/entries submitted by participants through their networks could potentially appear in #PringlesDuckLip video (airing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and Pringles owns rights to use of any materials for use on Pringles social media sites, in media and marketing materials and/or on their respective websites*

Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in this campaign

The Duckvengers

Watch The Epic Trailer For The Duckvengers & Win Stuff Too!

I receive a lot of pitches in my inbox every day and the first thing I think to myself as I read them is “Can I do something fun with this?”. The answer came quickly when Pringles asked me to be a part of their new #PringlesDuckLip campaign. Basically they wanted me to shove chips in my mouth and act goofy for a video. Anyone who reads this blog knows that this essentially describes who I am.

We worked together as a family to create a trailer for a new movie called, The Duckvengers, in honour of the release of the new Avengers movie this weekend. Scripts were written and re-written, costumes were fought over and mediocre movie editing skills prevailed to create the masterpiece you are about to watch below. Once you have finished the video you can scroll down to find out how you can win a Pringles prize pack! Enjoy!

I know. Kids, right? Ah well, we had fun goofing around with the costumes either way. Now, onto the good stuff!

For your chance to win a Pringles Prize Pack and possibly be featured in the #PringlesDuckLip documentary, all you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Take a #PringlesDuckLip photo or video and post it to Twitter and/or Facebook.

2. Remember to use the #PringlesDuckLip tag and also tag me @CanadianDadBlog on Twitter in order to be entered to win. If you share on Facebook, you can simply post the picture on my Canadian Dad page and use the #PringlesDuckLip tag.

Everyone who posts a photo or video will be entered to win a Pringles Prize Pack valued at over $200! I will also be sharing a few of my favourites along the way so remember to get creative with your entries. Good Luck!

You can follow along with all the #PringlesDuckLip fun by visiting the Pringles Canada Facebook Page or @PringlesCA on Twitter.

*Please note that any content/entries submitted by participants through their networks could potentially appear in #PringlesDuckLip video (airing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and Pringles owns rights to use of any materials for use on Pringles social media sites, in media and marketing materials and/or on their respective websites*

Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in this campaign and all chips were consumed in the making of the Duckvengers video.

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Win 4 Tickets To See The Harlem Globetrotters in Ottawa!

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to Ottawa on April 12th at 3pm at the Canadian Tire Centre for their Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour! I’m happy to announce that I have been able to secure a 4 pack of tickets to give away to one lucky family and also have an amazing discount code for those who don’t win.

You might remember my previous experience with the Globetrotters when I challenged Buckets Blakes to a Dad-Off in which he destroyed me at every game we played… I have included to clip below and have something cool to share from this year’s visit but you’ll have to wait a few more days for that one.

GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT CODE

On to the fun stuff! To enter to win a 4 pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters on April 12th at 3pm at the Canadian Tire Centre, simply visit the Harlem Globetrotters website comment below and tell me which Globetrotter you are most excited to see. I’ll draw a winning name on April 9th!

Also, if you want to buy tickets right now, you can VISIT HERE and enter the code DADS to save 25% off your tickets! That’s a huge savings!!

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What Do You Mean The Batteries Are Dead?!

As parents, we’ve all been there. You’ve thought of everything for your family outing. Everything except batteries, that is, and now you’re dealing with the sinking feeling you get when you see that last bar mocking you as it flashes its final countdown.

We recently had such an experience at my son’s class performance when our camera ran out of batteries just minutes after the show began. I can still remember the sweat pouring down my face as I was faced with having to report my error to my wife as she beamed with excitement at the thought of having these memories forever.

There was a small part of me that wanted to pretend to take the pictures anyway but I knew I would eventually be found out, so I fessed up to my crime. My wife took the news well but I figure it could be years before she gets her revenge, as I would do to her. Maybe the half opened sugar lid or flushing the toilet while she showers. What, that’s totally normal, right?

The point here is that we go through a lot of batteries, as I’m sure most families do, and with March Break on the horizon, we are starting to stock up now so I don’t make the same mistake twice. This year we are trying out the new Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries in hopes of getting a longer life out of our various devices.

FYI – The Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries are the world’s first battery made with 4% recycled batteries and are Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline battery.

Double FYI – When you purchase Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries at *participating stores between February 1st –March 16th, 2015 and go to energizerwinsmart.com to enter your product UPC, you will be entered for your chance to win a smart fortwo ($26,000 value!). There are also 10 secondary prizes of $100 President’s Choice Gift Cards are also available to be won!

Yeah, I know. Makes you want to snag some batteries next time you’re enjoying some quiet grocery time at Loblaws, doesn’t it?

Reader Giveaway!

Oh, that wasn’t enough for you? Okay, how about a giveaway just for you guys? Simply participate in any of the tasks in the Rafflecopter form below and I’ll pick a winner on … who will take home the following:
– Energizer® EcoAdvanced™,
– Energizer® flashlight
– Loblaw’s gift card valued at $25
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* Participating stores: Loblaws, Maxi, Maxi & Cie, Atlantic Superstore, Real Canadian Superstore, Zehrs and Dominion.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, however my fear described above was very real…

GoodLife Fitness Prize Pack

Win a 3 Month GoodLife Fitness Membership & Prize Pack!

To celebrate Heart Month and the fact that I am now officially a member at GoodLife Fitness, I am teaming up with GoodLife to give away a 3 month membership along with the prize pack shown above.

This February, GoodLife Fitness has teamed up with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to host the Healthy Heart Challenge to help keep your heart pumping!

Throughout the month, challenge participants will be encouraged to get CardioStrong through:

- daily cardiac stats and trends

- advice from a team of cardiologist and dieticians about preventing heart disease and stroke

- fitness tips and exercise ideas from GoodLife experts

- recipe ideas and nutrition tips to lower your risks

- suggestions for reducing stress and getting better sleep

As you complete the challenges, make sure you share your accomplishments and photos on social media using the #IHeartExercise hashtag. A lot of people won’t admit it but reading their friends journey to healthier lifestyles can be a striog motivator to get healthy themselves.

Giveaway

To get you started on the right foot, I am giving away a GoodLife Prize Pack that includes 1 GoodLife Fitness gym bag, a 3-month GoodLife Fitness membership, 1 branded water bottle and an #IHeartExercise t-shirt (various sizes available). The value of this prize pack is estimated at $250.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your biggest obstacle is on your journey to becoming a healthier you. The giveaway closes Feb 28th and is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Good Luck and don’t forget to join the Healthy Heart Challenge on Facebook!

Disney On Ice Worlds Of Fantasy

Win 4 Tickets To Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy {Ottawa}

Disney on Ice has been a staple event in our house since we’ve had kids. I have to admit that while the skaters are all extremely talented and the show quality is second to none, I get the most joy out of watching my children’s faces throughout the show. You can see the “Disney magic” in their eyes as they shout out the names of the characters as they pour out onto the ice.

Disney on Ice’s Worlds of Fantasy show will be hitting the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa from February 25th to March 1st and I want your family to be there! With the help of Canadian Tire Centre and Feld Entertainment, I am giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the February 25th show, so you can experience the magic yourself. All you have to do is enter using the form below and a winner will be chosen on February 15th. Easy as that!

Don’t want to wait to win tickets? No worries, you can buy your tickets by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267). Here is a little more info on the show:

Rev up for non-stop fun Wednesday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, March 1, at Canadian Tire Centre with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!

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H&R Block Family Tax Cut

I Admit It! I Don’t Know How To Do Taxes

As I’m sure you can attest, nobody likes to admit their weaknesses. Don’t get me wrong, we all have them. There’s something about saying them out loud, however, that is unsettling to me. Today’s admission comes at the hands of a yearly event that I dread, tax season!

I know a lot of people who do their own taxes and have no issues whatsoever. I, however, am NOT one of those people. As soon as I get the forms and log in to figure it out, my brain decides that it’s time for a nap and completely abandons me.

Truth be told, I have actually muddled through it a few times and no matter how right I think I am, we would always end up getting an adjustment letter, letting me know how wrong I was. It always felt like the teacher bringing back your test with a big “F” on it and a “Come see me” note. Embarrassing…

With the implementation of the Family Tax Cut this year, I am not going to be taking any chances. Families with children under the age of 18 will be able to claim a non-refundable tax credit equal to the amount of tax savings that would be realized by transferring up to $50,000 worth of income from the higher-earning to the lower-earning spouse or common-law partner.

With my wife being a stay at home mom, the family tax cut is geared specifically for families like mine and there is no way I am touching this one. Thankfully, the fine folks at H&R Block are completely up to speed on the new rules and promised me that they are going to take care of me and my family so I don’t mess it up. Again. For the price they are charging to do basic returns, I honestly don’t know why anyone would waste their time trying to figure it out on their own.

I’ll tell you what, because I like you all, I am going to give away a gift certificate good for one regular return (T4) that can be used at a retail H&R Block location. Sound good? Just fill out the form below and have a great day!!!

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, however I really am terrible at doing my own taxes…

Keurig 2.0 K400 Brewing System

Win A Keurig 2.0 K400 Brewing System!

I thought there would no better way to spread some holiday cheer than to give away a brand new Keurig 2.0 K400 Brewing System! We have been using the Keurig 2.0 since it came out and have been loving the ability to brew a full pot of coffee with it. We also just picked up the new heated carafe and I’ve been highly caffeinated ever since.

Now it’s your turn to try out the new Keurig 2.0 K400 Brewing System! All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below and I’ll notify the winner via email. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Good luck and have an amazing holidays!!

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