Win Tickets To The Amazing Spider-Man: An @IMAX 3D Experience

If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning, you’ll know how excited I am about the upcoming Spider-Man movie! I was going to do a post about my excitement anyway, so I figured why not try and put together a giveaway as well for all my beautiful and handsome readers! PS – That’s you!

I contacted IMAX and they have agreed to let me give away 1 pair of IMAX movie tickets and a Spider-Man poster. Oh wait…Did I say 1 pair? I meant 2 pairs of tickets and 2 posters!! That’s how much I appreciate all of you! We are going to have two winners on this one so your odds are even better.

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you what Spider-Man is all about, right? If so, here’s a brief description, because you probably aren’t going to see it anyway. Peter Parker gets bit by a walrus at the zoo, then the zoo keeper, played by Ben Stiller, yells at Parker, who falls into a pit filled with spiders and becomes Spider-Man. He makes a super suit and flies around the city, solving crime with Justin Bieber, Ironman, Drake & Julia Roberts. The End!

For those of you who know what Spider-Man is all about, you’ll want to check out this link for all the details!

This contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the USA. The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 3rd! Good Luck and here’s a little something to look forward to!

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DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS,
DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

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IN NO EVENT WILL IMAX CORPORATION BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY
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PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE,
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The “I Want Candy!!” Giveaway From Big Sky Brands

 

 

 

 

 

I get a lot of email requests asking if I want to do product reviews and giveaways. A LOT!

For the most part (about 98% of the time), I politely decline and move on with my day. Sometimes though, a sales pitch is too powerful for even me to decline. I’m talking about those brilliantly crafted campaigns that leave you stunned and wanting to know more about them! This is a story of one of those times.

The message I received read: “We would like to send you some candy”.

The rest is history! The brilliant company that sent me this glorious pitch was Big Sky Brands and I was happy to be working with them.

For those of you who do not know, Big Sky Brands are the masterminds behind some truly amazing candy, such as:

* Jones Carbonated Candy

* Sunkist Citrus Burst

* Yogen Fruz Smoothies

* Maple Ice Mints

There are so many more but the more I type, the less time I have for eating candy….

I spent a weekend analyzing and tasting the candy that arrived at my doorstep and am ready to give my verdict. They were all amazing! My favorite were the Jones Carbonated Candies, as they seemed to get better as I ate more and more. I also love that all their candy comes in tin casings, which I though was very cool, almost hipster cool but not quite.

Now that I’ve enjoyed the candy for a week, I thought it would be cool to let you enjoy some as well! All you have to do is enter below and all 4 of the candies listed above could be yours! Good Luck!!

And before you ask, I am not advocating feeding your children candy. In fact, just to nail that point home, I did not share any of this candy with them or my wife. Sometimes Daddies need to enjoy the finer things in life too!

Contest is open to Canada Only (Excluding Quebec)

Cheers!!

Celebrate Father’s Day With A Giveaway From Crown Royal

I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in another glorious Father’s Day, than to co-host a giveaway with my friends over at Life of Dad.

But this is not just any giveaway. No! It’s one that is near and dear to my heart. My father, who passed away in 2007, may have been one of Crown Royal’s biggest fans. He wasn’t a heavy drinker by any means, but he loved everything Crown Royal had to offer. He had the cool cups, the bottle openers, the glass mirror, all of it!

I couldn’t think of a better way to honour him this Father’s Day, than to give you the thing I bought him every year since my licence said I was legally allowed.

But that’s enough about me, let’s hear a word from our sponsor!

Crown Royal XR is the second variant in the Crown Royal Extra Rare Whisky Series made from the remaining whiskies of the renowned LaSalle Distillery in Montreal.

The new liquid was crafted with a celebration in mind – whether celebrating the birth of a child, helping a buddy christen that new boat or simply enjoying the fact you finally made a pot of chili to rival your old man’s, there are certain moments in life so special, they warrant a drink as rare as the moment itself.

Developed by Crown Royal Master Blender Andrew MacKay, the exquisite 80 proof blend (40% ABV) is crafted with a small reserve of the final batch of LaSalle whiskies to create a refined fusion of dried fruits and honey in a harmonious balance with the spicy notes of Canadian rye. The finish is exquisite with an elegant touch of cocoa and brown sugar.

You can get more in for on this and other Crown Royal products over at their Facebook Page as well.

Now, Are you ready?

The Terms and Conditions are listed below but here’s some basic ground rules. The contest is open to Canada (Excluding Quebec) and the USA (excluding Hawaii & Alaska). You must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Good Luck and please remember to always, always, always Drink Responsibly!

PlasmaCar Review & Giveaway from @PlaSmart (US/CAN)

One of the things the amazing people at PlaSmart said when they agreed to let me do a review and giveaway of one of their PlasmaCars, was that I should only use photos or videos that I took myself.

As you can see from the image above, it looks as though I didn’t follow their instructions very closely….

Unfortunately (or fortunately), I can assure you that those 4 PlasmaCars all belong to me! You see, my wife runs a daycare in her spare time (LOL, kidding honey!) and we have 6 kids in the house at any given time.

Even with the 4 PlasmaCars, we still have fights over who gets to use them! The point is, these are probably the greatest toys ever made! Seriously, the kids (and Daddy) love them and use them literally everyday. On top of that, they are perfect for all ages!

My son even took his out in the snow this year because he was tired of waiting for winter to end. True story!

I’m so proud to be able to bring you this amazing giveaway, where PlaSmart will send the winner a PlasmaCar of their very own! All you have to do is use the RaffleCopter form below and I’ll notify the winner by email. Please read the Terms & Conditions before entering so we don’t have to do the awkward rules dance later!

With that, I leave you with this short video of my 1 year old daughter enjoying her PlasmaCar! Proof that they are suitable for all ages, lol. Good Luck!!

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Win A #RogersSmartHome Monitoring System Valued at Over $1500 (Ontario Only)

With a young family and hectic work schedule, it’s important for me to know that my family is safe while I’m not there. I came across a commercial for the new Smart Home Monitoring Systems from Rogers and was very impressed with the attention to detail they’ve included. The Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System allows you to see who’s at your door, even when you’re not there, just by checking your smart phone or tablet*.

From now until May 16th, you can enter to WIN 1 of 5 Smart Home Monitoring Systems from Rogers. Each prize is valued at over $1500 and the contest is open to Ontario Residents Only. Enter Here Today!

The best part about this contest is that you can earn Extra Ballots simply by sharing with your friends and family so be sure to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

Here are some of the amazing features of the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System :

    * Real-Time 24/7 Monitoring,
    * Instant Customizable Alerts,
    * View & Control Your Home Remotely,
    * Ability to Automate Sensors, Thermostat, Lights & Appliances,
    * Save Energy & Money,
    * Much, Much More.**

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It’s so easy to enter. All you have to do is visit the Contest Page and complete these 4 easy steps:

Page 1: Enter the contest by providing your contact information
Page 2: Answer a “what’s important to you” question (Don’t worry, there’s only 3 boxes to click)
Page 3: Check the boxes that apply to you (4 survey questions)
Page 4: Share & Share some more! Increase your chances of winning by sharing via social channels & email (there are simple share buttons for Facebook, Twitter & Email) but you can share it other places as long as you use your PURL (Personal URL).

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Each Prize is valued at $1,518.83 and includes:

* 1 Touchpad
* 3 Door/Window Sensors
* 1 Motion Detector
* 1 Key fob
* 1 Security Camera
* 1 Thermostat
* 1 Lamp Dimmer Module (including professional installation)
* Monitoring Service for one year

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If you’re still not excited about the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System, have a look at this video and I promise you’ll change your mind!

*Works with any smart phone/tablet, please visit the Rogers website for more details.
**System connected by wires and via cellular.

Disclaimer: Canadian Dad or those affiliated with this blog are not responsible for any changes Rogers may make, choosing the winner or shipping this prize. I have been hired by a marketing company on behalf of Rogers Smart Home to share this contest with you.

Spring Cash Giveaway! Win $108 USD

This Lil Piglet and Tales of a Ranting Ginger, together with a group of fabulous Canadian bloggers are proud to present the Spring Cash Giveaway starting April 2nd at 12:01 am EST to April 9th at midnight.

Enter to win $108 US cash via PayPal. Anyone with a PayPal account can enter to win this cash prize; open worldwide!

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE!

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Win $100 CAD & a $100 IronKids Vitamins Prize Pack (US & Canada)

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IronKids Gummy vitamins are made in Canada by Life Science Nutritionals, to give kids an all natural choice in a gummy vitamin! No sugar coating, no aspartame, no artificial colors . . only real ingredients.

I’m so happy to be teaming up with IronKids and Influential Media to be able to bring you this amazing new contest. Enough small talk, here are the details:

* Giveaway will be for a cash prize of $100 CAD paid through paypal AND $100 worth of IronKids products
* Giveaway will last for 5 days
* The giveaway is open to Canada and the US

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Win 1 of 5 #RogersSmartHome Monitoring Systems – Value $1500+ (Ontario Only)

As a shift worker, it’s important to me to be able to make sure my family is safe while I’m not there. That’s why I’m so excited to be working with Rogers on their innovative new Smart Home Monitoring Systems. The comfort I get knowing my family is safe helps me rest easy while I’m at work. The Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System allows you to see who’s at your door, even when you’re not there, just by checking your smart phone or tablet*.

Staring March 1st, you can enter to WIN 1 of 5 Smart Home Monitoring Systems from Rogers. The prize is valued just over $1,500 {for Ontario residents only} and ends May 16, 2012. Enter Here Today!

You can earn Extra Ballots for this contest by sharing with your friends and family so be sure to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

The Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System features:

    * Real time 24/7 monitoring,
    * Instant customizable alerts,
    * View and control your home remotely,
    * Ability to automate sensors, thermostat, lights and appliances,
    * Save energy and save money,
    * Much, much more.**

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When you go to the Contest Page,there are just 4 easy steps needed to enter:

Page 1: Enter the contest by providing your contact information
Page 2: Answer a “what’s important to you” question (Don’t worry, there’s only 3 boxes to click)
Page 3: Check the boxes that apply to you (4 survey questions)
Page 4: Share! Increase your chances of winning by sharing via social channels/email (there are simple share buttons for Facebook, Twitter & Email) but you can share it other places as long as you use your PURL.

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Prize valued at $1,518.83 each and includes:

* 1 Touchpad
* 3 Door/Window Sensors
* 1 Motion Detector
* 1 Key fob
* 1 Security Camera
* 1 Thermostat
* 1 Lamp Dimmer Module (including professional installation)
* Monitoring Service for one year

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For more info on how the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring System works, check out this video!

*Works with any smart phone/tablet, please visit the Rogers website for more details.
**System connected by wires and via cellular.

Disclaimer: Canadian Dad or those affiliated with this blog are not responsible for any changes Rogers may make, choosing the winner or shipping this prize. I have been hired by a marketing company on behalf of Rogers Smart Home to share this contest with you.

PlaSmart Perplexus Review and Giveaway

Remember the game Labryinth? Yeah, me neither. At least not since I played the amazing 3D maze that is the Perplexus Original.

The fine folks at PlaSmart Inc were kind enough to help out a new blogger by providing me with one of their most popular toys, a Perplexus Original, to do a review and giveaway.

The first thing that happened when I first took the Perplexus out of the box, was that my 1 year old daughter grabbed it and wouldn’t let anyone touch it for the rest of the night. To avoid a tantrum, we obliged.

So the first night didn’t go as planned. On to Day 2!

My son is 3 years old and with the recommended age being 6+, I figured the best person to review this toy would be me and my work friends. I did let my son try it out and he did surprisingly well, getting all the way to 23 by himself before dropping the ball.

The point of the Perplexus is to get the little ball from levels 1 to 100 while navigating through the incredibly challenging 3D maze. To say this game has it all, would be an understatement.

I brought it to work to try it out and I rarely got to touch it. I placed it on my desk and before I knew it, people I rarely see, were popping in to say hi and to try out the new gadget propped up on my desk. It was actually nice because I got to see first hand, what this game can do.

I saw joy, excitement, sadness, anger, greed, anticipation, concentration and finally, I saw pure child like elation as the first person managed to finish all the levels.

Who was that person you ask?

Why it was me, of course! Who else could possibly tame this beast on the first day but the self proclaimed “Puzzle Master”?

On of my favorite features about this game is that it is broken down into levels, sort of like the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. Once you get past level 26, you get to start at the second starting point for each subsequent crack at it. The same goes for level 59, where you then get to start at the third position. From 59 to 100 though, it’s all you.

I thought after finishing all the levels, that I would lose interest in the game but that could not have been further from what happened. We actually began running time trials to see who could beat it the fastest and the game took on a new life.

The best news of the day came while I was browsing the Perplexus website and I noticed that there were two other versions of this game, The Perplexus Rookie (75 levels) and the Perplexus Epic (125 levels). Needless to say, we were playing the Perplexus Epic at work the next day….

This game is perfect for kids and adults alike, whether you are a puzzle nerd or not, the Perplexus will have you coming back for more. It’s an excellent centerpiece for a coffee table and guarantees to have your company talking about it and laughing with each other as you battle to be the first to the finish line.

PlaSmart does not sell direct from their website but they do provide a handy “Where 2 Buy” section on their website.

Please feel free to Like PlaSmart Perplexus on Facebook and don’t forget to Follow them on Twitter.

I wanted to leave you with one final glimpse inside the Perplexus world by providing you with a short video entitled the “Faces Of Perplexus”. It is on my “YouTube channel” and I hope it shines a light on exactly how badly you need to get one or all of these toys. I mean like now! Go Get One!

Thanks to the fine people at PlaSmart for taking a chance on a new blogger, it was very much appreciated!

Now on to the good stuff!! If you would like a Perplexus Original of your very own, all you have to do is enter the contest below and PlaSmart will send one to our lucky winner!!

Cheers!


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Win A Pair Of Tickets To See The Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils on March 20th In Ottawa

Here’s your chance to see the new and improved Ottawa Senators as they battle for a playoff spot against the New Jersey Devils on March 20th at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. I have a pair of tickets in Section 325, Row E, Seats 1 & 2.

Winners will be notified by email so please make sure to check your spam folders just in case. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Contest is open to Canadian Residents Only. This draw will be run through Rafflecopter and winner will be chosen using random.org by the Rafflecopter software. All entries are monitored by me personally, if you fail to complete an entry that you claimed to, all subsequent entried will be void.

These tickets are my personal property and will be delivered by me personally after the winner is confirmed. The NHL, Ottawa Senators and NJ Devils are not affiliated with this contest.

Good Luck!!

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