Saturday, 23 November 2013

REVITIVE LV ~ Review & Giveaway

I don't know about you, but I have sore, achy & swollen feet & legs pretty much every day. Unfortunately for me, I also have a hubby that doesn't give foot massages....ever. When my daughter was younger she would massage my feet in exchange for a foot rub of her own. Fair deal as far as I was concerned. Then she moved to another city for college & I was left with nothing.
It just isn't the same when you try to rub them yourself. 

That leads me to todays review. Have you heard of the Revitive LV? I hadn't until recently. It makes claims that it can help relive those sore, swollen & achy feet & legs as well as help tone & boost circulation. I was given the opportunity to write a review on one! I was skeptical but as anyone who has been following me should know by now, I will give honest, unbiased reviews & opinions on everything I am asked to try.

REVITIVE LV uses electrical muscle simulation waveforms to activate the muscles in your lower legs & feet. It is circular in shape, with rubber foot shaped mats for your feet. In the center, there is a pink circle with a - on one side & a + on the other that allows you to increase or decrease the intensity of the electric pules that ranges from 1 to 50. Those pulses have 10 varying waveforms. In the middle of that circle there is a LCD display that will show the selected intensity level as well as the time remaining. The On/Off switch is below that. 

On the right side of the unit, there are two sockets. One is for the AC/DC Adapter power plug, the other is so that you can connect a TENS Body Pads, sold seperately. I was really excited about that as I actually have a set & was imagining having both working at once. Unfortunately, if you plug the body pads in, the stimulation will top for the feet.  I would really have liked it more if both could work together.

A heel balm is recommended to improve conductivity & stimulation, but it isn't really necessary in my opinion. You do need to make sure you are bare footed as it will not work if you have socks on. Never ever stand on the Revitive LV, you must sit down, & rest your feet on it a comfortable distance away. Clean-up is easy, after each use, wipe the foot pads with a damp soapy cloth. Do not immerse the machine in water & do not use chemicals on it.

As with anything, there are health & safety warnings. You should not use it if you have a pacemaker or AICD, have Deep Vein Thrombosis or are in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is safe to use for second & third trimesters of pregnancy as well as breastfeeding.  

I have to say, I love this machine. I'm getting ahead of myself here, but it's true. I typically turn it up to 30-35 for the intensity & have it go for two 30 minute cycles in a row. They recommend not using it for more than six 30 minute cycles per day.  True this isn't actually a massage, but it sure feels good! My feet don't ache as much, my ankles aren't as swollen. It feels fantastic. 

It should be noted that the Revitive LV isn't for everyone. For example, I encouraged my sister-in-law to try it & she too loved it. She was praising it even the next day exclaiming how much better her feet felt after using it, the intensity level she was comfortable with was 15. Guess who wants one now. 

My older brother on the other hand, well he couldn't even stand it on level 5, he kept his feet on it for literally 20 seconds & then exclaimed "I don't like that!" & refused to try it again. My hubby has Fibromyalgia & he tried it. He said it helped him as well.

I could have posted this review within two days, but I really wanted to give it a work out & use it several days & most especially after a VERY long day on my feet...with the holidays coming up I decided to give it the ultimate test after braving the malls for my Christmas shopping. Let me tell you I couldn't be happier! My feet were so sore & swollen I didn't want to move. After the first 30 minute treatment, my feet stopped aching. After the second, it felt like I hadn't spent all day on my feet. The 3rd...well that was just for my pleasure.

The REVITIVE LV retails for $239.99 on their website HERE & according to their site, it takes between 2 & 7 working days for delivery using Canada Posts Ground Service for $12.95 shipping. In my opinion, it's worth it! Check out their facebook page HERE for more information.

Want a chance to win one of your very own? Well the kind folks over at REVITIVE have agreed to give a unit to one of our readers for FREE!!!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Shortbread Bliss ~ Contest

Enter the Gaylea Shortbread Bliss contest for a chance to win :

Daily Prizes - One of 61 of a Gay Lea "Our Table Shared Meals" cookbook.
Weekly Prizes - One of 8 KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer.
Monthly Prizes - One of 2 Gay Lea Butter for a year.
GRAND Prize - ONE KitchenAid Dream Kitchen consisting of :
                              - 1 KitchenAid Fridge
                              - 1 KitchenAid Range
                              - 1 KitchenAid Dishwasher

CODES **Thanks to someone who kept them from last year**
Nov. 17th - 447450337498
Nov. 18th - 770062511683
Nov. 19th - 315706506201
Nov. 20th - 330487095278
Nov. 21st - 447444923621
Nov. 22nd - 981296684702
Nov. 23rd - 228441848711
Nov. 24th - 993589737369
Nov. 25th - 952818947986
Nov. 26th - 684955369209
Nov. 27th - 828138638586
Nov. 28th - 957101797858
Nov. 29th - 437556191506
Nov. 30th - 980945950952

The hidden pixel looks like it is randomized now. However, slowly move your mouse around the picture & you will see it when you have found the hidden pixel. A "Submit" button will also appear.

Ends Dec 31

Monday, 11 November 2013

Finish ~ BOGO & Contest

Purchase any 2 qualifying Finish products fill out & return the Mail-in-rebate to make it a BOGO Free deal & be entered to win 1 of 10 BOSCH Kitchen makeovers valued at $10,000!

For a no purchase entry into the contest write a 200 minimum character handwritten paragraph of why clean dishes are important to you & then mail it along with your name, age & full mailing address to:
"1 of 10 $10,000 Kitchen Makeovers" CONTEST
P.O Box 193
260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1N1

Ends Dec 18th

$1000 Shopping Spree Contest

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 $1000 Staples Gift Cards! What would you buy?

Ends Dec 28

Labelling Matters ~ Contest

Write a 250 (max) word story on how labelling is used in your home or office for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000 that must be spent at any Staples Canada store location (not redeemable online) as well as a $500 gift pack from Brother Canada.
It's open to Quebec too! :)

Ends Dec 20

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Spot The Difference ~ Contest

Play "Spot The Difference" with Lowe's every day for a chance to win a daily prize of $25 (104 daily prizes to be won) or the GRAND prize of $1500 (TWO winners will receive $1500).
No Quebec

Ends Feb 12, 2014

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sears Wishes of Joy ~ Contest

Enter Sears Wishes of Joy contest for a chance to win some great prizes.

There are 138 instant win prizes ranging from $20-$100 playing a slots like "match 3" game or the GRAND prize of $5000!

Earn tokens by entering code words, creating a wishlist, liking their facebook page & following on twitter or sharing the contest.

The words we have found are: Gifts, Holiday & Wishes

Ends Dec 15, 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

1000 Fan/ Christmas Giveaway

It's here everyone & we can't thank you enough! We hit 1000 fans & because it is so close to Christmas, we decided to merge it with a Christmas giveaway. This way, there are more prizes available & we can leave it open longer.

Several wonderful pages/companies have generously donated great prizes for this. We have also been shopping for items to give away ourselves.

The giveaway will be open until November 22 at 11:59 PM. This way everyone should receive their prizes before Christmas. It is open to Canadian residents only. 1 prize per person. Please read the rules. Make sure to do the daily entries & please remember the shares MUST be public in order to count. All entries will be verified. Good luck!