Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FREE Sunrise Stir-fry Tofu n' Sauce

Sunrise tofu is offering a free product coupon on their Facebook page for their Stir-fry Tofu n' Sauce. Just go to their Facebook page, like and print!


Best Buy Contest ($5000 in prizes) - Vancouver Only

Best Buy will be at the TD Plaza at the corner of West Georgia and Granville today for free Geek Squad computer serives and mobile cell phone setups. If you take a picture of the event and post it up on Facebook, you will be entered to win a $1000 Best Buy gift card.

There is also a Twitter contest starting at 11am with ten $100 and three $1000 gift cards to be won.

Check out the site for details.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Safeway Smart Shopper Contest

Safeway has started another contest! Go pick up your ballots at Safeway for a chance to win loads of great prizes like a Lagostina cooking set, Dell computers, Bulova watches, etc, with a grand prize of a Chevrolet Cruze.

Remember there are three ways to enter!
1. Instant Win (peeling open the ballot)
2. Online (entering the unique code)
3. Filling in the ballot (drop off ballot in stores)

I won 2 Bulova watches last time Safeway had a contest, and I've already heard people won a few prizes, so go go go!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

FREE Thomas & Friends Wooden Engine @TRU (Aug 28)

Toys R Us is offering a free Thomas the Train (or friends) wooden engine with coupon in store on August 28th only, while supplies last. Just follow the link below to print your coupon. These would make a great stocking stuffer!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Going The Distance - Movie Review

Going The Distance is a romantic comedy about the long distance relationship between Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long). Garrett lives in New York City and Erin in San Francisco. They meet in New York where Erin was interning. Despite the fact that neither were looking for a long term relationship, they eventually fall in love after spending six weeks together after which Erin had to return back to San Fran. They both decide that they want their relationship to continue and keep in touch with each other. However, friends, family and jobs start to get in the way and only seeing each other every three months begins to strain their long-distance relationship. But these two love-birds are determined to make it work because they think what they found in each other may be the real thing.

Overall it was a very funny movie. Most jokes revolve around the sexual kind though. Justin Long seemed to get naked a lot. Besides that, Erin and Garrett showed real chemistry together and even when they were not.

Going the Distance opens in theatres September 3rd, 2010.

- written by guest blogger from dpotato.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lady Gaga Concert Pictures

As promised, here are pictures from the Lady Gaga concert last night (August 23). Enjoy!

Opening act, Semi-Precious Weapons.

Checking out the costumes her fans are wearing.

Singing Speechless. Yes, her piano is on fire!

This is my sis' fave costume.

I thought this costume was kinda funny. You can barely see her. Cousin It!

Looking for the Monster Ball...

But gets ambushed by the Fame Monster!

Sparking boobies, heehee.

Singing Bad Romance, the last song of the night.

Someone threw a bra on stage.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lady Gaga Concert @ GM Place

My sister was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to Lady Gaga tonight, so off we went to pick them up at 6pm. The line was LONG but it was cool to see a lot of people dressed up in their favorite Gaga costume. We found out we had floor seats (groan) so we went down at 7:30. We were hoping for an actual seat so we could enjoy and take good pics, but I guess no luck. There was so much pushing and arms getting in their way of my shots.

But enough about that. The show was a spectacle, as expected. Semi Precious Weapons opened for Lady Gaga, lots of swearing and hard rock and roll. Then pandemonium when Lady Gaga came on stage at 9. She sang a bunch of songs including hits Pokerface, Papparzzi and Bad Romance. The costumes were crazy and amazing as expected. I'll post pictures tomorrow. The sets were cool and a fan got a special treat when Lady Gaga called her, then invited her and her friends to meet her after the show! Great concert, aside from the pushing and drunk (?) girl next to me!

FREE Passes to The Last Excorcism - ONE PAIR ONLY!

My sister won a pair of advance screening passes to The Last Excorcism from The Georgia Straight for Wednesday August 25th at 10pm at Cinemark Tinseltown. We aren't able to go, so I'm giving my readers a chance to go for us!

You need to be able to pick up the passes yourself by Wednesday, August 25th by NOON (my sister will forward the winning email to you for pick up) at The Georgia Straight office (1701 West Broadway).

First person who lets me know they are interested gets the tickets!

Free Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner Sample - Downtown Vancouver NOW!

If you are in the downtown area today, reps are handing out Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner samples outside of the Burrard skytrain station! I happened to pass by and picked one up :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Contest Wins!

I started using Twitter last week and I'm already on a contest winning roll!

I won an Elvis prize pack:

Also won a pair of passes to the PNE and Playland!

I don't think I will be using the Playland ride passes, so I'm selling them. If anyone is interested in buying them $70 for the pair (only the ride passes, not the PNE gate passes), please let me know!

Contest prizes from Coke arrived!

Finally my prizes from the iCoke Fifa World Cup contest arrived! I won a Fifa tshirt as well as a soccer ball!
The iCoke contest is still ongoing (though with different prizes now) so make sure you continue to play. You get 20 no-purchase-necessary entries each week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cemetery Junction - Movie Review

I won a pair of tickets to the Cemetery Junction playing at the Vancouver Film Festival for tonight. Rickey Gervais directs this film about three friends in the 1970's living in Cemetery Junction, where everyone goes straight from school to work in factories. They spend their days drinking, fighting and chasing after girls. Freddie (Christian Cooke) gets a job as a door to door salesman so he can make something of himself and leave the working-class. He bumps into an old girlfriend and he realizes this isn't the life he wants. His friends also realize they have to change and grow up.

A decent movie to watch, but there were a lot of British humour I didn't understand and sometimes I couldn't understand their accent. Get more information about the Vancouver Film Festival here.

Free Nescafe Taster's Choice (again)

Today's 24 Hours free newspaper has a coupon for a free Nescafe Taster's Choice Single Serve Carton on page 9! The coupon is good until Sept 30th! Go grab your paper today!

If you can't find any, you can still go online to sign up for a coupon to be mailed to you.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FREE Admission to The Fair at the PNE - Aug 22

As a tradition, the PNE offers free admission to The Fair on their opening weekend from to to ensure a high number of visitors. This year, they are doing the free admission on Sunday, August 22 from 9am to 12pm. Usually it is offered on opening day (Saturday), so make sure you go on the correct day!

A warning though, it's PACKED. There are literally line ups to all the shows a few hours before they start, and you can't really see anything. So if it's your first time to The Fair, don't go when they are offering free admission. If you just want to check out what's there and what's new and don't want to pay the admission fees, then by all means. There are always lots of people giving out samples of products outside the gates as well. Yay, so excited!

For more information on The Fair at the PNE and admission prices, go here.

The Fair at the PNE!

If you are a resident of Vancouver, you know what the end of August brings...The Fair at the PNE!!!!

I always get super excited about it because it's so much fun! I have been going every year with my sister, cousin and grandpa for as long as I can remember. It won't be the same without my grandpa, but I think there are so many great memories associated with him and the PNE.

This is an extra special year for The Fair because it is celebrating it's 100th anniversary! They are holding a parade the night before opening day to celebrate. The parade will take place tomorrow, on Friday, August 20th at 7pm. The parade will travel along Beach Avenue in English Bay from Stanley Park to Sunset Beach.

I'm sure it will be a lot of fun, so go check it out tomorrow!

FREE MP3 - Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground

Ash Koley is offering a free MP3 download of her hit song "Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground" via Facebook. If you've ever heard this song, it's super catchy and fun to listen to (and apparently is used in lotto commercials, according to my cousin)! If you sign up for her newsletter, you also receive a 2nd free download of "Ten Speed Flying Racing Bike." Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FREE Subway Breakfast Tomorrow (Aug 19) 7-10am

Subway is offering a free breakfast sandwich (either English Muffin cheese and egg or ham and egg) with 8oz of Seattle's Best coffee. This offer is valid tomorrow only, August 19th, from 7 to 10 am. Participating locations only.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wii Console ONLY $149.99!

Futureshop has their Fan Appreciation Sale starting tonight, and they have a Wii Console (the original package that only contains Wii Sports) on for ONLY $149.99. That's like SUPER cheap, almost half of what my sister paid when it was the original price! This price is valid online only, starting from 5pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning, while quantities last!

Make sure to get yours as I'm sure these will fly off the shelves! Just park yourself in front of the computer at 5pm tonight!

Free Carton of Nescafe Taster's Choice

Nestle is offering a FREE Nescafe Taster's Choice Single Serve carton, your choice of classic or decaf. Each carton comes with 6 x 2.3g single serve sticks. Sign up now before they run out! They will mail out a coupon to you. Sign up here.

FREE $10 Cake Beauty Gift Card

Sign up for the newsletter from Sweetspot.ca and receive a $10 Cake Beauty gift card!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Vancouver Chinatown Festival (Aug 14-15)

Chinatown in Vancouver is holding it's 11th annual festival on Columbia and Keefer Streets. There will be food stalls, historic walking tours, performances, talent shows, photo exhibitions and more. The festival runs from 12pm-6pm August 14 and 15 and is free to attend. Afterward there is the usual Chinatown Night Market. For more information on the Chinatown Festival, go here.

Winners Final Clearance Event!

Winners and Home Sense started their Final Clearance Event last week, where every Saturday, they mark down their prices on clearance items. Every week they will mark it down even more! The clearance items can be identified with a red sticker, and usually has their own special sections.The sale runs until the end of August (I believe the 28th is the last markdown!) and there are some GREAT deals to be found, if you have the patience to look through the racks.

I've already been to 4 Winners this week and bought some regular priced things as well as clearance stuff. It's not the greatest prices, but still cheaper than buying it at the actual store! I believe I am going back again this weekend to see what else has been marked down.

This is what I got:

Roxy cardigan - $29.99
Aerie sweater - $19.99
Liz Claiborne jeans - $20 (clearance)
Volcom zippered hoody - $11 (clearance)

Like I said, not the greatest prices, but I'm in need of new clothes. I've seen a lot of super cheap clothes, just depends if you can fit it or not LOL. Go check it out!

FREE Pretzel M&M's at Save-On-Foods!

Save-On-Foods is offering a nice little freebie, a packet of Pretzel m&m's. Just print out this coupon and bring it in to the store to redeem. It's good until August 28th. I checked the Cambie location in Vancouver yesterday but they don't have any in yet.


Follow me on Twitter!

I finally added a Twitter link to my blog! Woohoo! Go follow me! Just click that button over on the right -->

Thursday, August 12, 2010

FREE Starbucks Vivanno Smoothie - August 13!!

Starbucks is offering a free Vivanno Smoothie once again when you bring in your registered Starbucks card. They do this every year so make sure you register your card for this perk and other great perks throughout the year! I'm going to try the Orange Mango flavor tomorrow (I've been making my own orange mango drinks lately, and sis said Starbucks copied me lol). What flavor are you going to get?

Contest Win Again!

Yay, my prize from the Kleenex contest arrived today via FedEx!

It's a set of Stall autographed hockey pucks and it's framed! Super cool! There is a certificate of authenticity on the back, and it's all set up so I can hang it on the wall if I choose. This will go with my 4 Canucks autographed hockey sticks LMAO. This prize is only the 3rd place prize (10 winners). The grand prize was a Nissan van or car or something, and runner up got a Stall autographed hockey jersey.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eat Pray Love - Movie Review

I won a pair of tickets from Virgin Radio for an advanced screening of Eat Pray Love tonight. Woohoo, Julia Roberts movie! Haven't seen one in a looong time!

Julia Roberts plays Liz Gilbert, who loses herself and decides to search for what she wants in life. She takes a year off to go on a journey around the world to discover herself. Her first stop was Italy, where she finds pleasure in eating. Next was India, where she finds the power of prayer. Bali is the last stop, where she finds peace and love. I've never read the book, so I can't say if it stayed true to it, but it was a pretty good movie. A few of the scenes where she is remembering her past is a little disorienting. Seeing the food that she eats in Italy made my mouth water and made me crave pizza and pasta - and I don't even like pasta! Mmm. It was nice seeing some of the places in Italy I've been to and makes me think about going back again!

Anyway, good movie. I'm going to read the book next. Eat Pray Love comes out in theaters this Friday, August 13. For more information on the movie, click here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Contest Win!

Yay, won another contest! This one was put on by SPC and Rexall. I won the third prize, which was a Harajuku Lovers fragrance gift set. It arrived in the mail this morning. I was a little disappointed coz I want the whole set LOL. But yaaay, I've always wanted one, so cute!

Have I motivated you to start entering contests? Have you won any? Let me know!

Request Tickets to So You Think You Can Dance Canada

If you're going to be in the Toronto area anytime soon, you can request tickets to be part of the audience of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

Check it out here.

FREE Amazon Gift Cards - Swagbucks & Irazoo!

Swagbucks is an awesome search and win site where you can earn rewards FAST. It's easy to do and you get 30 swagbucks right away if you use the link below. So far I have cashed out for $195 Amazon.ca gift cards. There are tons of prizes to choose from, like other gift cards, cards, comics, Wii and PS3 consoles, Nintendo DS, you name it! So many prizes to choose from!  

All you have to do is search and you might be rewarded with points. The fastest way to earn is through swagcodes, that are released several times a day. You can find it through their blog, searchbar, facebook, twitter, etc. Also there are points for daily polls, checking out the survey link and the daily special offers link!

Search & Win

Irazoo is another great search and win site that I've been using for even longer than Swagbucks. They recently changed it so that it's just like Swagbucks - you win points for searching, and there are also treasure codes. As a summer special, they brought back the rate and earn portion of points - when you do a search, you can comment and rate a site for 50 points. They limited it to 100 points a day though (used to be 300!).

Canadians are only allowed to redeem for Amazon.com gift cards, but if you live in the states, you have access to the other prizes as well, like gaming consoles, cameras, computers and other gift cards. I have already cashed out for $120 Amazon.com gift cards!

FREE Aveeno Skin Relief Trial Offer - Take Two!! (Aug 12)

Previously I blogged about a free sample of Aveeno Skin Relief lotion but apparently too many people tried to access the site to get the freebie so the site crashed! Anyway, LivingWell is offering Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash this Thursday, August 12, to make up for it! Sign up for your free sample here on Thursday!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Pair of handmade fleece pig plushies for sale!

To help me survive my unemployment, I'm selling a pair of pig plushies I made :(

They are lovingly made with soft fleece and the eyes and nostrils with felt.

They are approximately 7.5 in long, and 7 in tall and stuffed nice and fat like a pig should be!

$25 for each pig.
Shipping: Price varies by location

I can accept Paypal only.

If you're interested in buying one or both, please fill out this form:

Paying with funds already in Paypal, or using Credit Card thru Paypal?:

Thursday, August 05, 2010

FREE F'Real Drink @ Mac's - August 6!

Mac's is offering a FREE F'Real Milkshake, Smoothie or Mocha Frozen Cappuccino between 2 - 4pm tomorrw August 6th. Just go in store and get it!

Go to Mac's site for a list of participating stores and more information on this promo.