Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Huggies Little Movers Review

I was lucky enough to be picked to try & review Huggies Little Movers diapers.
With twins in the house, you know we go through a lot of diapers. They are moving more & more every day & squirm like you wouldn't believe.

Any parent has experienced the dreaded "blow-outs" where the child has pooped so much or moved & the diaper is unable to contain the poop. Outfits have been ruined...actually we have literally had to buy a new outfit for the girls because we forgot to pack another outfit.

With Huggies little mover, I have less worry. I am not saying that you NEVER have to worry about blow-outs if you use them, I am saying that I am not as worried. The girls wiggle, roll, crawl & squirm. The Huggies Little Movers stay with them every step of the way.

They are soft, have cute patterns & the best part...tabs that hold! Elastics around the legs and waist don't dig in to their sensitive little bodies, but they sure hold in all the mess!

Thanks, Influenster for giving us the opportunity to receive Huggies little movers for free in exchange for review! #IChooseHuggies

*Disclaimer: I received Huggies Little Movers for free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are mine alone.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Halo SleepSack Giveaway

The HALO SleepSack wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby's face and interfere with breathing. In addition to sleeping more safely, HALO SleepSack products help babies sleep better, too. It's a warm, cuddly blanket they can't kick off, ensuring your little one sleeps soundly throughout the night. 

Since 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested the use of wearable blankets. Today, HALO SleepSack products are used by over 1,250 hospitals to promote safe sleep, and by millions of parents nationwide to help babies sleep safely from the start.

Halo has a ton of resources on it's website, for more information go to HALO
Here are their safe Sleep Tips.


  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all blankets, comforters and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.
  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
Halo has generously donated a wonderful prize for us to give away to our followers.
Get your entries in now for a chance to win this wonderful prize! of 5 Swaddle/Sleep Blankets!

We thought it would be fun to end the giveaway on the same day as my co-blogger's baby shower, so you have from now until May 2 at 11:59 PM to enter the contest for your chance to win this amazing prize!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Blu-Ray The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies ~ Giveaway

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

I never read the books, but I thoroughly enjoyed all of the movies, this one I must say was my favorite! 
Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers
Own it on Blu-ray NOW
• Are you Brave like Bilbo? Take the quiz to find out if you have the bravery it takes to journey through Middle Earth!
• Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth.
• Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!

A behind-the-scenes look at New Zealand

Short Making-of Montage


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 2 February 2015

Tim's RRRRoll Up The Rim ~ Contest

Purchase a Tim Horton's RRRoll up cup for your chance to win some great prizes. New this year, on the Medium, Large & Extra-large cups, they have a second chance roll up tab!
Don't forget to play the online game daily as well!
Ends on April 2, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. The “VIP Extra Day of Play” starts on April 7, 2015 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends on April 7, 2015 at 9:59:59 p.m. ET

Sunday, 1 February 2015

2015 Toyota Camry ~ Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Toyota Camry!
There is one (1) prize available to be won consisting of a 2015 Toyota Camry (Model: Camry XSE (A SFX); with an approximate retail value of $36,512.73. Prize includes destination/freight charges and all applicable fees and taxes 

Draw is held August 17, 2015  at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET, 
ends on July 31, 2015

1 of 4 LCBO $40 Gift Cards **Ontario Only**

Enter below to win 1 of 4 LCBO $40 Gift Cards:
This giveaway is open to residents of Ontario only who are 19 years of age or older. Only one entry per person. Winners will be contacted via email. Contest closes February 28, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

$20 gift card Giveaways from Benchmark Irrigation!

Remember how one of our followers had asked for our help because her husband has entered a contest for a chance to win one of six $10,000 cash prizes and one year of waived payroll fees, valued at up to $3,500 for his business Benchmark Irrigation?

Benchmark Irrigation is located in Toronto, Ontario. They install complete in-ground sprinkler systems which are operated by a timer, which then controls specific zones providing the appropriate amount of water and time desired for automatic watering of your grass, garden, flowers, trees and any other landscape. They also include Rain sensors which are installed to prevent over watering conserve water usage.

Specializing in: 
New Installations
System Upgrades 
Drip pipe 
Outdoor Plumbing 
Rain Sensors 
Micro Sprayers 
Winter Blow-outs / Spring Start-ups 
1/4'' Lines for vases & rose bushes
Landscape lighting

Benchmark Irrigation just finished their website. I have to say I am envious of how fantastic it looks! There is a lot of information that you can learn from it as well as easy ways to connect with the company. If you have a moment, check it out yourself HERE

If you live in the GTA or surrounding area, I encourage you to check them out & give them a call or email to discuss how they can service your lawn care needs.

I know I would love to have some custom lighting & sprinkler systems for my future flower gardens/landscaping. 

To thank us for our help, they have generously agreed to sponsor FIVE (5) giveaways! Each giveaway is for a $20 gift card and each will be open for 2 weeks.

All of the contests will be posted in this one blog post. It will make it easier for everyone to keep track of it. All winners will have their entries confirmed before they are announced.  Once announced, the winners will have 48 hours to reply to the email or a new winner will be drawn. Winners will be randomly drawn & listed on the giveaway form

First Giveaway is for a $20 Walmart Gift Card. 
Contest begins Feb 1 at 12:00 AM & ends Feb 14 at 11:59 PM

Second Giveaway is for a $20 Tim Horton's Gift Card. 
Contest begins Feb 15 at 12:00 AM & ends Feb 28 at 11:59 PM

Third Giveaway is for a $20 Dollarama Gift Card. 
Contest begins March 1 at 12:00 AM & ends March 14 at 11:59 PM

Fourth Giveaway is for a $20 Petro Canada Gift Card. 
Contest begins March 15 at 12:00 AM & ends March 28 at 11:59 PM

Fifth Giveaway is for a $20 Shopper's Drug Mart Gift Card. 
Contest begins March 29 at 12:00 AM & ends April 11 at 11:59 PM

Monday, 12 January 2015

In-Shower Body Lotion Giveaway

Nivea is holding a contest to celebrate the launch of its newest product NEW NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion

 There are ten thousand one hundred (10,100) prizes in total to be won, as follows:

One hundred (100) NIVEA Nourishing In-Shower Body Milk Full Size (400 mL), in the approximate value of $8 each; and

Ten thousand (10,000) NIVEA Nourishing In-Shower Body Milk Sachets (9 mL), in the approximate value of $0.08 each

 There is a limit of one (1) entry per person for the Contest Period. The use of multiple Facebook accounts or multiple e-mails is prohibited.

Contest Ends January 30, 2015

Healthy Choice ~ Contest

To be eligible for each of the twelve (12) weekly contests entered, you must return during the weekly contest period as outlined in Schedule A and complete a 'tip'. You can complete up to seven (7) 'Tips' to be eligible for the maximum seven (7) entries during the weekly contest period. There is a limit of seven (7) Facebook Entries per person, per email address, per weekly contest period. In these Contest Rules, "the duration of the contest" is defined as beginning at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on January 12, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 3, 2015 (the "Contest Period"). 

For eligibility into the Grand Prize draw, you can return daily to submit a 'tip' and receive an entry to a maximum of seven (7) entries per weekly contest period. There is a limit of seven (7) Facebook Entries per person, per email address, per weekly contest period for a total of twelve (12) weeks. In these Contest Rules, "the duration of the contest" is defined as beginning at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") January 12, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on April 3, 2015 (the "Contest Period"). Each participant can enter for a total of eighty-two (82) times during the contest period. 

There will be twelve (12) Healthy Choice® "Board" prizes awarded. Each prize consists of: 
  •  Twelve (12) Healthy Choice® SteamersTM FREE product coupons ($42 value) to be used as a Surprise and Delight feature of the Program.
One of the following prizes, as per corresponding week outlined below:
  •  2 x $75 Apple iTunes gift cards (weeks 1,5)
  •  2 x $50 Apple iPod Shuffles (weeks 2,10)
  •  2 x $75 Lululemon gift cards (weeks 3,7)
  •  2 x $59 Fitbit bands (weeks 8, 12)
  •  2 x $39 Cuisinart Mini Food Processor (weeks 4,9)
  •  2 x $75 Bed, Bath and Beyond gift cards (6,11)
There will be one (1) Healthy Choice® "Board" grand prize awarded consisting of:
  •  $2,000 in Air Canada vouchers.
A random draw for the Grand Prize will be conducted by Representatives of the Sponsor on or about 11:00 AM EST in Mississauga, Ontario on April 8, 2015

Ends April 3, 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Baby Offers ~ Freebies & Coupons

I've put together as many of the baby freebies & coupons offers as I can to make it easier for parents & other family members to sign up for as many wonderful offers they can.   Just click on the underlined name and it will take you to each site.    Even if you yourself are not having a baby, you can sign up for some of the offers & give them to someone you know who is. I did it for my niece last year and she loved all of the samples & coupons I was able to include for her.                                  

Enfamil ClubOver $160 in coupons, samples and special offers
Sign up for Enfamil Family Beginings®, your source for nutritional advice, support, online forums and more*!

Up to $35 in coupons & discounts as well as Helpful Information, Tips & Recipies.

Register with Similac to receive up to $120 in coupons & samples.

Up to 15% off diapers & more every day.With the Well.ca Baby Club, members can take advantage of discounted pricing on diapers and other baby items. They also offer special gifts, exclusive emails and exciting incentives for members.

Heinz Baby Club
Join the Heinz Baby Club where you will get informative E-Newsletters, coupons & other useful advice.

Join the Nestlé Baby Program & Once your registration is confirmed you can look forward to receiving unique mommy perks valued at up to $130 which may include:
  • An infant formula sample and other infant nutrition samples
  • Stylish diaper bag with change pad
  • The Nestlé Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Baby Feeding Guide
  • Customized emails with tips, online tools, and videos
  • Exclusive savings and more!

Register at HealthyEssentials.ca and let them know you are expecting a baby in your profile registration to receive a Free New Parents Pack. The coupon will be offered at the end of the registration.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Hello Insiders ~ Contest

Enter for a chance to win $50,000 from Hello Insiders!

After completing the registration, you will automatically receive one (1) Grand Prize Drawing entry,
advance to the Instant Win Game page and receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for that day. The
Instant Win Game results will be displayed instantly. Entrants will be notified immediately if they are
potential winners of the Instant Win Game and provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded


181 FIRST PRIZES (one (1) per day): A $20 Amazon online gift code. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person.

There will be ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE:  $50,000. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $50,000 USD. For all non-U.S. winners, 30% of the prize value will be withheld and remitted to the IRS to comply with U.S. tax laws.

Ends June 30 at 11:59 p.m

UNCLE BEN’S® Chinese New Year ~ Contest

‘Reveal Your Fortune’ for a chance to WIN*  the Grand Prize which Consists of  Eight Thousand Eight Hundred & Eighty Eight dollars Canadian ($8,888.00 CDN) to be awarded in the form of a cheque.

There are a total of fifteen thousand (15,000) coupon packs that are to be given away during the contest.
All eligible Sweepstakes entrants will receive a coupon pack while supplies last. Limit of one (1) coupon pack per person. Coupon pack will be mailed within 6-8 weeks of registering for the UNCLE BEN’S®Chinese New Year Sweepstakes. Only open to individual legal residents of Canada who are 13 years of age or older and who are resident and present in Canada at the time of the offer and who are eligible to enter and complete a valid registration for the UNCLE BEN’S® Chinese New Year Sweepstakes. Employees of Mars Canada Inc.,  its subsidiaries and associated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization or persons with whom any of these are domiciled or a member of their immediate family (defined as mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and husband or wife) of any of the above persons  are not eligible for the offer. Coupons consist of one dollar CDN  ($1.00) off of any of the following Mars Canada Inc. rice products:
  • UNCLE BEN’S® BISTRO EXPRESS® Entrée 240g – 250g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® BISTRO EXPRESS® Rice Sides 240g – 250g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® BISTRO EXPRESS® Risotto 240g – 250g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® CONVERTED® Brand Rice 900g – 4kg
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Wholegrain Brown Rice 900g – 1.6kg
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Quick Cook PERFECTION™ Rice 700g – 1.6kg
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Brand Boil-in-Bag Rice 450g
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Wholegrain Brown Rice 10 Minute 600g – 1.4kg
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Specialty Rice (Basmati 400g – 1.6kg, Jasmine 460g, & 7 Grains 420g)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® FAST & FANCY® Rice 165g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® NATURAL SELECT® Rice 365g – 397g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S CLASSIQUES® Rice 170g – 180g (any variety )
  • UNCLE BEN’S® STUFF’N SUCH® Stuffing Mix 120g (any variety)
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Rice & Sauce 300g (any variety)
and two dollars Canadian ($2.00CDN) off any of the following chicken: any fresh, frozen, pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken (any size, any weight). Subject to coupon terms and conditions.
Ends March 5, 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Secret Outlast Clear Gel ~ Review

I was sent the Secret Outlast Clear Gel for free from BzzAgent to provide feedback & a review on it.
I never used a gel deodorant stick before & I have to say that I really wasn't a fan of it.
It was cold & wet, quite frankly during the winter time, the last thing you want to put on your body is something cold & wet.

They state that it is a quick dry formula, but I didn't really test that aspect as I got dressed right after applying it. So I am not sure if it was absorbed by my clothing or if it did dry quickly.
The scent was minimal, but not unpleasant. At least it was not overpowering as some of the competitors.

The biggest test I could put it through was during the holidays. We ended up hosting a party for 11 people. Talk about stress! I really had no fears about the performance of Secret Outlast Clear Gel, It seemed to work quite well.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

What's in your diaper bag ~ Contest

This contest has daily prizes for those who use Twitter, but also a GRAND prize that you can enter on their webpage.

Enter the Daily Prize (Twitter only) Sweepstakes:
Reply to the @MunchkinCanada Twitter Daily #LoveLatchCA question via Twitter using the #LoveLatchCA between Monday to Friday. All daily question hashtag submissions will be included in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a daily prize. Multiple entries per day by an authorized account holder will count as one (1) entry for the daily prize.

Daily Prizes: Twenty One (21) Daily Prizes: Munchkin LATCH bottle with an approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $9.99 CAD each for a total of $209.79 CAD 

Make sure you enter for a chance to win the GRAND Prize as well. You do not need twitter to enter this portion!

Grand Prizes: Four (4) Grand Prizes: Ambassador Diaper Bag and Products with an approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of  $625 each for a total of $2500 CAD.

Ends Jan 30

Pin To Win ~ Contest

Enter for a chance to WIN a $100 Gold Seal Gift Card by following  them on Pinterest and re-pinning your favourite recipes! 
Ends Jan 31

Sun For Everyone ~ Contest

Each entrant must fill in the form including explaining why he or she thinks they deserve to win a sun vacation, 

The Contestant who has completed the online entry form is eligible for the Prize (defined below) draws, to be held on January 12, 19 and 26, at 4:00 p.m. Limit of one (1) Contest entry per person per week during the Contest period.
Three (3) prizes (the “Prize”) shall be awarded.
Trip must be booked at least 30 days in advance and before October 15, 2015 and must be completed before December 17, 2015. Transportation to the departure city is at the Contestant’s own expense and his/her travelling companion. The following black-out dates apply: Spring break period (from February 17, 2015 to March 14, 2015), Easter week period (from March 27, 2015 to April 8, 2015), Construction holiday period in Québec (from July 17, 2015 to August 3, 2015).
Each Prize is worth a maximum of $3,500.
Draw of January 12: Prize consists of an all-inclusive trip for two at the Iberostar Playa Alameda à Varadero, Cuba. The Prize includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare in Economy class to Varadero airport, Cuba, from one of our gateways on Air Transat according to the flight program;
  • Transportation to and from the hotel;
  • A 1-week (7–night stay) in double occupancy, in a standard room.
Draw of January 19: Prize consists of an all-inclusive trip for two at the Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The Prize includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare in Economy class to Punta Cana airport, Dominican Republic, from one of our gateways on Air Transat according to the flight program;
  • Transportation to and from the hotel;
  • A 1-week (7–night stay) in double occupancy, in a standard room.
Draw of January 27: Prize consists of an all-inclusive trip for two at the Isla Mujeres Palace in Cancun, Mexico. The Prize includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare in Economy class to Cancun airport, Mexico, from one of our gateways on Air Transat according to the flight program;
  • Transportation to and from the hotel;
  • A 1-week (7–night stay) in double occupancy, in a standard room.
Ends Jan 26 at 3:59 PM

Steven & Chris Netflix ~ Contest

Enter for the chance to win a 1-year subscription to Netflix, valued approximately at $107 from Steven & Chris

Ends Jan 16 at 11 AM

Grab The Goods ~ Contest

Enter to win a $100 Sport Chek gift card from  Ebates Canada.

Ends Jan 31

“G Adventures Bali Flyaway” ~ Contest

Enter now for a shot at a trip for 2 to Bali to explore the beaches, temples, hot springs and more! Flights and accommodations are included, and don't forget the sunscreen!

**Must Be a Virgin Mobile Member**
(a) Via Facebook: All eligible entrants may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by visiting VMC’s Facebook page, clicking the Contest tab and then clicking ‘Enter Now’, which will re-route entrant to contest landing page (the “Contest Website”).

(b) Via Twitter: All eligible entrants may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by visiting VMC on Twitter and on the tweet promoting the Contest, clicking the link to the Contest Website.

(c) Via Email Communication: All eligible entrants who receive an email communication from VMC promoting the Contest may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by clicking the link to the Contest Website contained in the email communication.

(d) Via SMS: All eligible entrants who receive an SMS communication from VMC promoting the Contest may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by clicking the link to the Contest Website contained in the SMS communication.

(e) Via VMC Website’s Members Lounge: All eligible entrants may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by visiting www.virginmobile.ca/members-lounge and clicking the Contest tab, which will re-route entrant to the Contest Website.

(f) Via VMC Website Homepage: All eligible entrants may enter the Contest during the Contest Period by visiting www.virginmobile.ca on the homepage and clicking the link to the Contest Website.

(g) Email Entry: To enter by email, eligible entrants must send an original email to contests@virginmobile.ca by including (i) an original fifty (50) word essay, written by the entrant, about their favourite international desination; (ii) the entrant’s name, age, telephone number and VMC phone number (if applicable), and confirmation of agreement to these Rules. 

Ends Feb 1

VoortmanUltimate Family Getaway ~ Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Family Vacation to LegoLand California Resort
There will be one (1) Grand Prize available to be won as follows:
One (1)randomly selected winner will be selected to receive four (4) round trip flights (from the major airport closest to the residence of the winner) to SanDiego International Airport (SAN), three (3) nights/four (4) days accommodation at The LEGOLAND® California Hotel, and four (4) four-day passes to The LEGOLAND® California Theme Park.

Should the winner not wish to accept the travel prize outlined above they may elect to receive a cash prize of one thousand, five hundred U.S. Dollars ($1,500) in the form of a certified cheque. 

Ends Jan 22

Under the Lid ~ Contest

Campbells Soups are delicious! Now however, there is another reason to purchase & enjoy them.
Campbells has a contest happening called "Under The Lid" When you purchase specially marked products, under the lid will be a code.

Enter the code on the website to find out what you have won. They have some fantastic prizes including trips, cash prizes or FPC. There are 183,334 prizes available to be won during the contest period.

The contest isn't the only thing Campbells is offering to consumers. Right now, if you click the "Special Offer" button on the webpage, you can tell Campbells your favourite soup & where you most like to eat it & then you can access a coupon via Save.ca. I just tried & it says that they have reached their daily limit, but it looks like it's a save $1.00 when you buy 2 540 ml cans coupon.

Contest ends Sept 30, 2015