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Win A Hot Wheels® Prize Pack & Join The Track Builder Challenge

Part of my duties as a Hot Wheels® Connector Club Ambassador is to demonstrate how easy it is to grab some random pieces of track and turn them into a masterpiece. I recently teamed up with my children in order to create our entry into the Hot Wheels® Track Builder Challenge! PS, you should totally enter because the Grand Prize includes Hot Wheels® coming to your house and building a giant indoor track! 

Check out this video to see we managed to come up with and keep reading to see how you could win a Hot Wheels® Prize Pack!

Pretty awesome, right?! We had a blast building and the kids have changed it up a bunch of times since then. I want to give you the opportunity to spend some time building with your children and have managed to get my hands on a really cool Hot Wheels® Prize Pack that includes:

  • Hot Wheels Playset
  • Basic Cars
  • Colour Shifter Car
  • Monster Jam Truck
  • Curve & Launch Track Building Set
  • The Quick Kick Loop
  • Digital Speedometer

All you have to do to enter is follow the steps below and I will hook up a winner on April 30th! You must be a resident of Canada to enter and I wish you the best of luck! And, don’t forget to enter the Hot Wheels® Track Builder Challenge for your chance at more great prizes!

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Zazzle Mothers Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day With A Gift Card From Zazzle!

Zazzle is an online marketplace where you can custom design nearly anything-from phone cases to jewelry, and I am teaming up with them to help you with your Mother’s Day gift shopping! As someone who has frequented Zazzle’s services in the past, I am consistently impressed with the quality of their products. I even committed the faux pas of wearing my own band’s t-shirt back in the day because it was so nice!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, and as someone who isn’t always the best at coming up with ideas, I thought it was great that Zazzle has organized their site to show you a whole bunch of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. The item shown above was chosen off the Zazzle website by my children and given to my wife for her birthday last week. The excited giggles from the kids as she opened the necklace were enough to keep me coming back time and again. We chose Zazzle again for our Mother’s Day gift and while I’m not going to tell you what we’ve chosen, for obvious reasons, the kids and I are really excited for mommy to open it! There’s just something special about personalized items and Zazzle has everything you need for any occasion.

In order to help make your Mother’s or Father’s Day extra special this year, Zazzle is offering one of my readers a $50 Gift Card! Just follow the steps below in order to enter and I will draw a winner on April 29th. Good Luck!!

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Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in this program.

Edge Shave Gel

What My Readers Are Saying About Edge® Sensitive Pro Relief Shave Gel

You may remember a few weeks back when I tried out the Edge® Sensitive Pro Relief Shave Gel and then tried to teach you, How To Look Good and Impress People. After my review, I sent out bottles of the Sensitive Pro Relief gel to a bunch of my readers and now I wanted to share their thoughts with you. Here are a few of the reviews I received.

 

Incredible ! I thought when I tried this shave gel it would be just like the rest of them, but it exceeded my expectations. I loved it. It smells great. It stays where you put it until you shave it off, not runny like other brands I have tried in the past. It feels as if it made my facial hair softer making it easier to shave with less “pull”. And afterwards it left my skin soft and moisturized. I’m a believer ! I will make this my regular brand from now on. ~ Mark

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My husband and I  tried the new edge sensitive pro relief shave gel this weekend.  We put it through various tests. He tried it when his facial hair had a week’s grown and after a day’s growth. I tried it after a long winter and was feeling like a bear coming out of hibernation. We normally use a shaving foam for sensitive skin so using a gel was something a bit different. When we tried the edge shaving gel we really liked that it had no perfume smell to it and no colour. The gel felt great and it didn’t foam up too much. It was gentle as we shaved. Normally with our usual foam we get a scratching and scraping feeling, along with an avalanche of foam . The gel gave us a smooth shave that felt like it was moisturizing our skin with no burning sensation afterwards.  We both agreed the Edge sensitive pro relief shave gel gave us an overall better shaving experience than our regular shaving foam did. Our skin feels great! My husband’s face is kissably smooth and I am ready for Spring! ~ Julie & Colin

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Feels soft to apply and pleasant scent. Is great for reducing cuts and nicks, and is non-irritating. Goes on smoothly and comes off just the same. Gives a great shave making you look awesome. ~ Kelly

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Both my husband and myself tried the Edge Sensitive Pro Relief Shave Gel.  He used it on his face after about 5 days of not shaving.  He loved the way it lathered & that it didn’t have a strong scent.  It left him clean shaven & with no razor burn. I noticed his skin seemed much softer than normal.  I used it on my legs & loved that it didn’t smell manly. It had a nice light scent & a thick lather.  Loved how soft my legs were after using it. No nicks or cuts. We would both use it again! ~ Melissa

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Both myself and my husband has tried it,and give it a big thumbs up! I have shaved my legs with it a few times and it made them super soft and left me with no scrapes or knicks! It lathers up nicely as well. My husband as always used Edge shaving cream for his shaving,so was no surprise that he loved this new Sensitive Pro-Relief one as well.. He said it was nice on his face,and it left him with no razor burn or rash. His face was nice and soft afterwards :) I would definitely buy this for my husband,,and as well for me ..hehe! ~ Karla

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I don’t usually shave with a shave gel as I switched to using a liquid soap a few years ago. I found I got a closer shave with less irritation & bumps with the liquid soap. So when I signed up to review the Edge shave gel, I was a bit hesitant to try it but decided to give it a go & see if it stood up to the “sensitive” claim it was making. The first thing I noticed about Edge Sensitive Pro Relief shave gel was the smell. It wasn’t the usual in-your-face stinky fragrance that most shave gel’s seem to give off. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed the subtle almond scent of this product. At least, almond is what it smells like to me! The second thing I noticed was how thick & creamy the gel lathered up to be. Now, don’t forget I haven’t used a shave gel for a few years but this lather was pretty impressive! I quite enjoyed it! The shave itself was uneventful – no nicks, cuts or swear words (I even treated myself to a new blade for this test!) so that was pretty amazing. Afterward, my legs were soft & smooth! The most impressive point for me was that my legs did NOT have any tell-tale signs of using a new razor OR a shave gel! No red, angry bumps afterward! I moisturized with some coconut oil, which I do after every shave, and my legs did not burn. Overall, I am very impressed with the Edge Sensitive Pro Relief product & will very likely buy it again. Thank you for the chance to try this product, I am quite happy with it! ~ Lori

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This is an awesome shaving gel, the gel foamed up really well!! I seem to get a closer shave with Edge gel products than with shaving creams and also seem less likely to cut myself or have skin irritation afterwards. I highly recommend Edge.~ Tammy

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Thank you for giving my husband the chance to try out this product  –  It was very easy and smooth to spread all over his face.  It felt very soft to the touch and very nice to shave with it!!  He loved the smell that was very pleasant and would use it again.~ Diane

As you can see, the results were glowing from both the men and women who had the chance to test out the Edge® Sensitive Pro Relief Shave Gel. All of these reviews were sent to me via email and were not altered by me in any way and none of the review participants were paid for their opinions, other than the fact that they received a bottle of the Sensitive Pro Relief Gel.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this campaign.

Skylanders

Win A Giant Skylanders Themed Easter Basket!

Hey you! Yeah, you. See that basket filled with Skylanders goodness up there? Do you want to be the heroic parent that delivers this to their child? Well, it’s your lucky day because the fine people at Skylanders HQ have tasked me with finding this basket a good home. Here’s what you get:

Skylanders Giant Easter Basket
· 3DS starter pack (Skylanders SWAP Force game)
· Springtime toys – 4 characters
· Mega Bloks set
· Monopoly game
· Gill Grunt pillow
· Blanket
· CSS Egg with tattoos/stickers
· Book
· Dangler
· Slap band
· Topps trading cards
· Battle packs/adventure packs
· Stickers
· Stationary
· Markers
· Roller stamp markers
· Journals

I don’t really have much more to add. Skylanders are awesome and please don’t tell my son that I am the only one who is not allowed to win this… This is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, and closes at midnight on Friday, April 18th. Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I accepted a copy of Skylanders Swap Force in exchange for facilitating this giveaway. I would have rather had the whole basket but figured I’d share with all of you! You’re welcome ;D

Ottawa RedBlacks Ticket Pack

Win 1 of 5 Pairs of Home Opener Ticket Packs To The Ottawa RedBlacks!

There is a buzz in the city of Ottawa right now as we prepare to welcome a new CFL franchise to town! The Ottawa RedBlacks, led by owner Jeff Hunt and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, will make their long awaited debut at the newly redesigned TD Place (Formerly Frank Clair Stadium) on July 18th against the Toronto Argonauts. Ottawa hasn’t had a CFL franchise since the Renegades folded in 2006 and there is a very different and extremely exciting vibe this time around.

Due to the overwhelming demand, tickets to the Home Opener are only available by purchasing season’s tickets or by taking advantage of the Home Opener Ticket Pack promotion that runs from March 22nd to April 5th. The Home Opener Ticket Pack includes a ticket to the home opener, plus two other games of your choice throughout the RedBlacks season. The packs start at $69 apiece.

Lucky for you, the Ottawa RedBlacks have given me 5 pairs of Home Opener Ticket Packs to give away to all of you! Throughout this week I will be hosting a “Giveaway a Day” and awarding a pair of ticket packs to one lucky fan each day of the week throughout my various social channels. That said, make sure you are following me on my Facebook and Twitter pages because there will be giveaways specific to those networks throughout the week!

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To enter right now for a chance to win a pair of Ticket Packs, simply leave a comment below and tell me who you think will win the 2014 Grey Cup? I will draw a winning name on Friday at 4pm! Good Luck!

In the meantime, you can head on over to the Ottawa RedBlacks Official Website and grab your tickets today!

*Disclosure: I received tickets to the Ottawa RedBlacks in exchange for my participation in this promotion.*

Congrats to Shawn M for winning the RedBlacks Home Opener Pack! Thanks to everyone for playing!

Edge Gel Itchy

How To Look Good and Impress People

Remember that big job interview you just went to? You know, the one you didn’t get. Do you want to know why you didn’t get that job? It’s most likely because you spent 75% of it, scratching the itchy mess that you call a beard. If, like me, you suffer from Itchy Beard Syndrome, I have a solution that is going to change your life! The best part? It only takes five minutes to implement. That’s right, folks. In just five simple minutes, you can go from an itchy bearded mess that no one wants to hang out with, to a smooth operator that can’t be stopped!

This is a secret that could go for $199.00 elsewhere, but not here! No, here you won’t pay $199.00, $99.00, $49.95 or even $5.00! Today only, as a special gift to my readers, I am sharing the secret to a happy life for FREE! All you have to do to have a more fulfilling existence is follow these two simple steps:

Step 1: Grab a bottle of Edge(R) Sensitive Pro Relief shave gel and lather up those whiskers!

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Step 2: Shave off the peach fuzz and enjoy the benefits of a smooth living!

Edge Gel Finished Look

That’s all there is to it! Edge® Sensitive Pro Relief shave gel has helped me go from itchy faced to silky smooth and it can do the same for you!

Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in this campaign. I also sent out 25 bottles of Edge® Sensitive Pro Relief shave to some of my readers and will be sharing their thoughts very soon.

Royale Logo

Alternate Uses For Royale Toilet Paper; Plus, Win Stuff!

Toilet paper sometimes gets a bad rap as a “one trick pony” but I can think of hundreds of different uses for it. For one, 90% of all school projects wouldn’t even get off the ground without toilet paper rolls. That’s why I am celebrating Royale’s 50th birthday by trying to come up with a list of all the things you can do with toilet paper, other than, you know…

To celebrate even more, I am giving away a cool Royale prize pack as well! Here’s what is up for grabs:

  • A white ROYALE bathrobe (Lounge around like a BOSS!)
  • A plush ROYALE kitten (Because Cats Rule!)
  • The ROYALE 50 years of kitten-y softness commemorative book – a priceless addition as it isn’t available for purchase (Hear that? PRICELESS!)

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing an alternate use for toilet paper. That’s it. Seriously, you know you want that bathrobe. Giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec and closes on Friday, Feb 14th at 5pm.

In the meantime, check out this video I made, which demonstrates how I use Royale toilet paper to parent my children! Good Luck!

 

Disney on Ice

Win 4 Tickets To See Disney On Ice In Ottawa!

Hi! You might remember me from such events as, last year’s Disney on Ice extravaganza!! The folks at Disney and the Canadian Tire Centre were kind enough to let me skate with the cast of Disney on Ice last year and I have been in love with the tour ever since. That, and the fact that my kids still haven’t stopped asking to watch clips on YouTube.

I’m excited to announce that Disney on Ice is bringing its 100 Years of Magic tour back to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre from Feb 19th to the 23rd. Here is a quick synopsis of the show:

More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Mulan, Timon, Pumbaa, Stitch, Nemo and The Incredibles.

I had the chance to have a chat with cast member Matthew McLean about his time on tour. We talked about his past as a Blackjack dealer, his favourite figure skating movie, some cool ways the cast give back and I also tested his knowledge of all things Disney with some rapid fire trivia. The interview is below.

Oh yeah, the giveaway I promised. Tell you what, I’ll make it easy on you. All you have to do to enter to win 4 100 Level Tickets to Opening Night (Feb 19th at 7pm), is tell me what your favourite Disney film of all time is in the comments below. I’ll choose a winner at random on Feb 11th at noon and the winner can pick up the tickets at will call on the night of the show. Good Luck!

Congrats to our winner, Natasha Amo!

Keurig Machine Giveaway

Win a Keurig K70 Platinum Brewing System

Coffee might be the most used and discussed word on social media and rightfully so. I can still remember the exact day my love affair with coffee started. It was October 6th, 2003 and my life hasn’t been the same since! I was a late bloomer and didn’t get started until I was 25, which is probably a good thing because I would have gone broke spending $3-$5 a day in my early 20′s.

When I got my first Keurig, I had no idea what to think. It looked like a robot that dispensed coffee and we have since become good friends. I named him Roger. He’s good people. Where was I again?? Oh yes, the giveaway! How would you like to win a Roger of your very own?! Well, look down, I’ve made it super easy for you. Also, you don’t have to name your machine, Roger. It was merely a suggestion and you are free to name it anything you want. Like, Chris, for instance. That’s a great name that doesn’t get nearly enough credit.

The Grand Prize is the Keurig K70 Platinum Brewing System shown above (Model not included). I also have a secondary prize of some K-Cup variety packs in case those of you with Keurig’s want to take a stab at this. The giveaway ends Wednesday January 28th at midnight and is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Sorry, Quebec…

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Mickey Rockin Road Show Disney

Win Tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show! ~ Ottawa

I’m not sure about you guys but I know what I’ll be doing on March 9th! Feld Entertainment is bringing Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show to the National Arts Centre and I’ve got my tickets secured. It’ll be a nice way to pretend we are still at Walt Disney World as we will have just gotten back. Tickets are on sale now, Right Here!

Here’s what the show is all about and a special clip for you to show the kiddies:

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy set out on a zany road trip where audiences join in and help find the coolest acts around. Along the way, hit a high note with Cinderella; get your bounce on with Tigger; and shout out your loudest “yee-haw” at a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story! Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks —right in your hometown!

How would you like to be a hero and win a Family 4-Pack for the March 9th, 6pm show? Well, I’m going to give you two chances to win and the contest will close next Friday, the 24th at 5pm. Cool? Here we go.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Leave me a comment, telling me who your favourite Disney character is.

2. For a 2nd entry, use the form below to sign up for my mailing list and then leave a separate comment letting me know you did it.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Congrats to our winner, Janette Folkens!