Sunday, 23 December 2012

Review of a New iPad/Kindle case

We had the privilege of doing a review for Papier de Maison of their new iPad & Kindle cases.

We started out by watching their video on YouTube to see what it was all about. After watching that video I was excited to have a chance to try one out & see if it is as good as they claimed. I must admit that I am a skeptic when it comes to what companies claim products can do. I am the "See it to believe it" type of consumer.

I was pleasantly surprised, I was expecting a flimsy magnetic tab but it is nice & strong. They hold up quite well when placed in their stand positions which make it easy to type or watch a video, when I was expecting them to collapse or fall down. Quite honestly I found no faults with it even though I tried to just so that I could give you the Pros AND the Cons to the cases.

I am constantly losing pens & never seem to have paper around when I need it no matter how many sticky pads or notepads I buy. These cases are perfect for me. It never seems to fail that I will just settle down to read & a thought will pop into my head of something I wanted to do or get. I know that if I either don't do it immediately or write it down, then I will forget again so off I go to search for the pen & paper that mysteriously disappeared.

With these cases I no longer have to worry about that. I just take the pen/stylus from the holder (no more lost pens for me!) & jot down a note on my pad of paper, then back to reading I go.

Each case has elastics that hold the corners of the e-reader or iPad securely, a design/colour coordinated notepad & a 2-in-1 stylus/ink pen which makes everything so much easier. Everything can be re-arranged quite simply for either left or right handed users which is a HUGE plus in my opinion.

You can use the case to make a stand to hold the iPad or Kindle up so that you can watch a video or you can flip it so that you can type on a raised angle.

The iPad case was specifically designed for both the 3rd generation iPad & the iPad 2, other devices may fit snugly & you may have to bend the bind around it a bit. The same for the Kindle case, it was designed for the Kindle Reader so if you have Kindle Fire, it may fit snugly.

Both cases come in 6 different designs. I reviewed the Birds on a Wire & the Marche de Fleurs cases. I was happy to see there were a couple of cases that could be classed as "gender neutral" as I know men would benefit from these cases as well.

The Marche de Fleurs features flowers on a cream background & antique style french lettering. It does have an antique, or old fashioned look which I personally find appealing.

The Birds on a Wire shows birds sitting on a wire or line with inspirational words of "Dream, Think, 
Plan" There are a few stripes in blue, white & black. 

Boutique De Luxe features a purse, make-up, sunglasses & perfume bottles.

Spice Bouquet has a yellow flower on an off white background on it's cover.

Peacock Fantasy has a peacock gracing it's cover with a hint of a off-white & paisley background.

The Librarian cover features a book, glasses & a vintage ad for reading glasses & some old style books.

We definitely recommend that if you or someone you know are like us, losing pens, looking for paper, on the go, yet just need to jot something down and you want something decorative/attractive to protect your iPad or Kindle that   you get one of these cases. They make a great gift.

Check out their website at Papier De Maison for more information.

Watch their video below so that you can see the case in action for yourself.

Right now they can be found at Tablet Cover Shop and they retail for $20.00 for the Kindle case & $30.00 for the iPad case. You can purchase notepad refills as well. I just received permission for a limited time my readers can get 10% off their purchase at the website by using promo code: HOLIDAYS2012 Hurry & order yours now!

Disclosure Note : We received the iPad & Kindle cases from Papier de Maison in order to provide a review of their product. No other compensation was received. This product review is honestly & objectively based on my own personal opinion & experience with this item.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Samplicious pack from Kraft

A $60 value for just $25!
your Samplicious package will include :

1 pkg. Ahoy! Extras Cookies
1 pkg. belVita Breakfast Biscuits – Banana, Oatmeal & Chocolate
1 pkg. Nabob Bold Gastown Grind Coffee
1 pkg. Crystal Light Mocktails Mojito
1 pkg. MiO Fruit Punch Liquid Water Enhancer
1 pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Fat Free Instant Pudding
1 pkg. Jell-O No Sugar Added Lemon Jelly Powder
1 pkg. Kraft Dinner Smart High Fiber Macaroni and Cheese
1 tub Kraft 100% Parmesan Shaved or Aged Grated Cheese (coupon)
1 pkg. Kraft Habanero Heat Shredded Cheese (coupon)
1 pkg. Kraft Singles White Cheddar Cheese Slices (coupon)
1 pkg. Philadelphia Cooking Creme Cream Cheese Product (coupon)
1 pkg. Pure Kraft Refrigerated Dressings (coupon)
1 Festive Issue of what's cooking magazine
Contains: wheat, oat, peanut, almond, milk, soy. May contain: other tree nuts, barley.

plus 3 bonus items!

Monday, 10 December 2012

12 Days of Sharp ~ Contest

Sharp Canada is holding a contest on their facebook page called 12 days of Sharp. Share the daily prize on your facebook timeline & get an extra entry, plus a bonus if you are one of the FIRST 1000 people to share you will get another entry!

Contest starts Dec 10, 2012 & ends Dec 21, 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012

The Brick's Holiday Hide & Seek ~ Contest

Register now for a chance to win the grand prize of a $5000 Brick Gift card. Once registered, you can enter to win a weekly prize of an LG 55" 1080p LED Smart TV.

How do you enter to win?
1)   Search for the hidden holiday items in the room of the week. On the first day the room is up, you will get hints for 2 (two) holiday items. To get you started they have thrown in an extra hint for week one, but you will still have to find the item yourself.

2) Submit your guess. You will have until the last day the room of the week is in play to submit ONE guess, so make sure you go back to the room just to make sure you have found all you can before you submit it. Do not forget to include ALL of the hint items in your guess.

If you guess the correct number of holiday items for that week, you will be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize! The day after the week's room has closed, they will reveal where all of the hidden items were located so make sure you check back to see if your guess was right.

The first week's room will be in play from Dec 7 to Dec 13th.
The second week's room will be in play from Dec 14 to Dec 20th.
The third week's room will be in plat from Dec 21 to Dec 27th.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Milk Unleashed ~ Giveaway Hurry ends Dec 8th

I have been offered a chance for one lucky person to win a Shelf Safe Milk Gift Pack!
Milk Unleashed single servings can be kept in the diaper bag, purse, lunch box pretty much anywhere.

Family Adventures On the Mooove is an app from Milk Unleashed. You can go there and get tips & ideas for things like a cereal picnic. I know my daughter would have been in heaven if I had suggested a cereal picnic when she was young!

There is also a quiz that will *smile* tell you what kind of "On the go Family you are". We're the "Ready-Freddie" type of family. My favourite question had to be "The kids are lost in the grocery store. How do you find them?" Of course I picked "Get on the intercom & embarrass them." LOL I've done it too :)

Now this is what YOU have the opportunity to win :
A) One Liter of Shelf Safe Milk (Grand Pre or Baboo)
B) Three (3) single serving shelf safe milks (white & chocolate) from: Chokeo Chocolate Milk, Grand        Pre or Baboo
C) A calendar & brochure with information about Shelf Safe Milk
D) Cool stickers & Tattoos
E) One BONUS prize! They aren't telling what that one is, it's a surprise.

Milk will be chosen at random from the previously mentioned brands. If you are chosen as the winner let me know if you have small children under the age of 2 & they will send you the Infant Pack with Baboo Milk instead!

Now all you have to do to enter is share with us in the comment section below what your favourite On-The-Go games are from the app OR you can take the "Family On-The-Go Quiztacular & post the results in the comment section.

Now they want me to have sent them a winners address by Dec 11th, 2012 so I am thinking what if we hold the contest starting right now & ending on Saturday December 8th @ 11:00 AM EST.

That way I will have enough time for the winner to contact me with their email address & to send it out to the company. I have been advised that the prize will be sent out 2-4 weeks after the contest ends. So lets get started :) Good luck everyone! Winner will be announced below.

So sorry to our first & second winner, you did not contact me in time so I was forced to re-draw. I used to draw our winner  :  Congrats to our new winner Karen AKA Timmiegirl.

FREE gift from Toopy & Binoo

Like & sign up & you can get a free plush toy or colouring book. Only 200 plush toys & 300 colouring books available!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Honda Canada Calendar Game (Facebook) ~ Contest

Enter daily from Dec 1 to Dec 31, 2012 for your chance to win a $50 gas card or a Honda Snowblower. At the same time, you can "Play to Donate".

Play to Donate still gives you a chance to win a prize, but Honda Canada will also donate $1.00 PER play to a max donation of $10,000.00 to Safe Kids Canada.

Limit of one (1) play per person per day.

Monday, 3 December 2012

P&G Brandsaver ~ Coupons

Another site reminded me that there are still Brandsaver coupons for those of you that have not requested them.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

John Freida Elite Club

I get free coupons/samples through out the year from them. 
Apply now to become part of a select group of style conscious women who have access to some of the best kept hair care and styling secrets. As a John Frieda® Elite Member you can look forward to:
  • Salon secrets, styling tips and personally tailored advice from our world renowned and critically acclaimed celebrity stylists
  • Access to members-only content and the opportunity to take part in exclusive contests and events
  • Being the first to learn about new and exciting John Frieda® hair care innovations
  • Receiving special offers on John Frieda® products
Answer all questions as accurately as possible in order to receive information that’s best suited to your unique hair care needs. All steps will take approximately three minutes to complete.

Giant Tiger Advent Calendar

The countdown to Christmas is on at Giant Tiger! But you don't have to wait until the 25th to get something fun from Giant Tiger—our ADVENTure calendar is 25 days full of fun and surprises. 

Click on today's door to reveal something special and follow the instructions to obtain or redeem your item. Come back daily and see what else we've got for you. But once the day is over, the surprise is gone, so don't miss out!

Surprise! Envelope of Coupons Giveaway

Simple to enter.  We are trying something new. We added a "refer a friend" entry. We will manually add extra entries for every person that tells us you referred them I'm not making the "Become a Member" Mandatory, however it is worth an extra 10 entries if you become a member of the blog.

Contest starts NOW & ends at midnight Sat Dec 8th. I have no idea how many coupons will be in the envelope, but they will be worth quit a bit.

Burt's Bees Canada 12 Days of Christmas

Burt's Bees Canada are hosting 12 Days of Christmas 
Just visit and after following the guidelines for that day & adding the items to your shopping cart, you enter the promo code & you will receive the deal for that day. The deals will be available from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM each day.

Check them out today. Last day is Dec 12th, 2012.

25 Days of Keurig ~ Contest

Enter daily for your chance to win!

There are twenty-five (25) Grand Prizes to be won. Each Grand Prize consists of the following:
• Two (2) Keurig®  B60 Brewing Systems (standard manufacturer warranty included),
colour to be selected at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.
• Two (2) K-Cup® Carousels.
• Four (4) boxes of 12 K-Cup® Packs. The variety of the K-Cup® packs will be randomly
selected by the Contest Sponsors.
The approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $485CDN.

Contest runs from Dec 1 to Dec 27, 2012

Holiday Surprises ~ Contest/Freebie

Holiday Surprises (Thanks to Angie from Freebies and Samples Canada for sharing it) Seems to be an advent calendar contest/freebie. Today I opened it & got a free $10 Sears Cash card.

                                                     CLICK HERE TO ENTER