Saturday, December 31, 2011

Contest Wins of 2011

Now working full time, I didn't have much time to enter many contests this year, but I still managed to win some things here and there. Here's my winning list for 2011! Though not as impressive as last year, I estimate I won approximately $8000 in prizes! I definitely hope to continue contesting as a hobby next year, but it does take time and patience. I hope seeing my wins list inspires you to start entering a few contests too! Good luck to everyone!

A Shore Thing
Dr. Oetker prize pack
5x BlueWater Seafoods FPC
Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One!
Love, Honor and Betray
RichardSolo 3-in-1 Smart Groomer
The Frugalista Files
Wishbone necklace
2x Passes to meet Jodi Picoult
2x Passes to Red Riding Hood
2x Passes to Paul
2x Passes to The Lincoln Lawyer
Monsters DVD
Hills Pet Food
Scooby Doo Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack
True Grit book
Invader Zim DVD
The Reef Blu-Ray
Green Zebra Coupon Book
2x Passes to Sucker Punch
Julius Dance Machine iPod Docking Station
Happy Planet Soup
2x Passes to Your Highness
Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3
2x Passes to Arthur
PlayStation 3 console w/ Move bundle, Hasbro Card game, Orville popcorn, 4 Coca-Cola tumblers and 2L beverage product
Coca Cola Tshirt
Spongebob and the Great Patty Caper
Invader Zim Season 1
Invader Zim Season 2
4x Passes to African Cats
Hanna Soundtrack Download Card
Juan Valdez Coffee (70g)
2x Passes to Prom
Factory Girl blu-ray/DVD combo
2x Passes to The Beaver
5x Bridesmaids t-shirts
2x Lamborghini RC Cars
Adam Lambert iPhone case
Lemonade Mouth DVD
4x Passes to EAT! Vancouver
3x Passes to Friends with Benefits
2x Passes to Cars 2
4x Passes to Friends with Benefits
2x Passes to Horrible Bosses
3x Mechanical Pencil
$150 Mastercard
2x Passes to Fireworks
2x BBQ Cookbooks
4x Passes to NKOTBSB
2x Passes to NKOTBSB Hot Seats
Mortal Kombat T-shirt
Mobilicity Laptop Bag and T-Shirt
6 Months of Mobilicity Service
$100 Best Buy Gift Card
2x Live Nation Concert Tickets – Allstar Weekend
2x Live Nation Concert Tickets – Theory of a Dead Man
2x $10 Live Nation Gift Card
2x Passes to Crazy, Stupid, Love
2x Passes to The Change Up
Arthur Blu-Ray
4x Passes to The Help
2x Passes to 30 Minutes or Less
Mars Needs Moms Blu-Ray
2x Passes to The Devil's Double
2x Passes to The Night Watch
2x Passes to Fright Night
2x Passes to Conan the Barbarian
2x Playland Passes
2x Theatre Under the Stars tickets
Phone armband
2x One Day Prize Pack (2x movie passes, book, notebook)
Green Tea Glee bath soap
4x PNE Passes
2x PNE Ride Passes
$50 Futureshop Gift Card
T-shirt from CDI College
$75 Joe Fresh Gift Card
Blackberry backpack
Green Tea Bath Salts
4x Passes to Dolphin Tale
Prom Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
$10 Staples Gift Card
Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara
Hick (book)
Pirate book
4x Passes to Footloose
2x Passes to Killer Elite
4x Passes to Real Steel
4x Passes to The Three Musketeers 3D
4x Passes to Puss in Boots 3D
Spookie Buddies Blu-Ray Combo
What Puppies Do Best book
2x Passes to the Vancouver Health Show
2x Passes to Watch the Throne concert
$25 Earls Gift Card
$30 Earls Gift Card
$1520 Morgan Crossing
$50 Sitar Restaurant gift Card
$50 Mogo Pumpkin Carving Contest
$50 Work Pumpkin Carving Contest
$25 Kin's Farm Gift Card
Kin's Farm Cooler bag
3 Night stay in Cancun
12 medium bags of Blue Buffalo Cat Food
Blackberry Bold
12 months of Mobilicity service
2x Passes to Rum Diaries
2x Passes to J. Edgar
The Night Circus book, Mug, Pen
$100 Wagjag credit
$20 Wagjag credit
Friends With Benefits DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack
30 Minutes or Less Blu-Ray
2x $10 Boston Pizza Gift Cards
2x Double passes to the Vancouver International Auto Show
2x Passes to the Franchise and Business Opportunities Show
2x $10 Burger King Gift Card
2x Passes to the Holistic Wellness Pet Show

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

50% off Any Item @ Zellers (Dec 26-31)

Zellers has an amazing coupon out right now for Boxing Week - save 50% off any item (restrictions apply, see fine print). This includes sale items in their Boxing Week flyer! Just print out the coupon here and bring it in! Limit one per person.

Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Free iTunes gifts (Dec 25 - Jan 6)

iTunes and sponsers are once again offering 12 Days of Christmas - a free song, movie, tv episode, apps or book download from the iTunes store! Each download will be good for 24 hours only and it starts today! This promotion runs from December 26 to January 6 so hurry up and head on over to The Province's site here!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Free Download of Christmas All Over The World

Here's a nice Christmas freebie - get a free download of Tim McGraw's Christmas All Over the World over at Download it here.

$5 off at Canadian Tire (Dec 26 - Jan 2)

Just a reminder that if you received the Lindt Chocolate pack from Canadian Tire a few weeks ago during the Scratch Card event, it's now time to use the $5 off coupon inside the box! There is no limit to using the coupon as long it is $5 up or more. There are bound to be good boxing day sales so check it out!

Boxing Day Deals on Electronics

Here is a list of some of the electronics deals that stood out for me. I tried to put the best deals in this list, but for the small stuff. I didn't list any computers or tvs since I'm not too familiar with the prices.

All the electronic stores has Blu-Ray and DVD movies starting from $3. Selection may vary by store. Also don't forget to check out all Christmas items that will be 50% off!

Save $40-60 off the iPad 2
Lexar 4, 8 , 16gb Camera Memory Card - $4.95 - 18.12
Xbox 360 4gb - $99.99

EB Games

Assassin's Creed Revelations - $19.99

Visions Electronics
Gnomeo & Juliet, Red, Source Code Blu-Rays - $5 ea

XS Cargo
2gb iPod Shuffle [refurbished] - $19.99
8gb iPod Touch [refurbished] - $169
32gb iPod Touch [refurbished] - $229

The Source
8gb iPod Touch - $168.88

Best Buy & Futureshop
32gb iPod Touch - $269.99
64gb iPod Touch- $359.99

Halo Reach for Xbox - $9.99

Best Buy
PS3 Greatest Hits games - $14.99

Halo Reach or Halo Anniversary ed for Xbox - $19.99 ea
Playstation 3 Controller + Game bundle - $49.99

Blackberry Playbook 16gb - $198
Xbox 360 4gb + Kinect bundle - $199
Nintendo 3DS - $138
PS3 Move Bundle - $79

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas! I hope it's filled with good food and great company! I will see you in the new year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Free Skating @ Robson Square (Dec 25)

Robson Square ice rink will be open on Christmas day for free public skating from noon to 5pm. Bundle up and bring your family out for a fun afternoon of skating! Ho ho ho!

$10 for $20 Old Navy Groupon

Here's a great Groupon for you deal sniffers out there - $10 for $20 worth of merchandise at Old Navy. You only have until tonight to buy this Groupon and it will be perfect for Boxing Week shopping! Act fast!

Are You Ready for Boxing Day?

With Christmas upon us, that means just around the corner is Boxing Day! I plan on heading down to the malls in the wee hours of the morning and will be pouring over flyers and making a list tonight. Are you planning on snatching up any deals on Boxing Day (or Week)? Flyers came in the mail yesterday, and there are flyers posted online so make sure to check them out. There are some great deals at amazingly low prices, but make sure you do your research before you purchase an item. It may not be as great a deal as you thought. If you are planning on buying online, ensure you have an account all set up so you don't lose the deal. The malls will be crazy tomorrow, so good luck everyone and have fun!

Free Jr Jamocha Shake @ Arby's

Head on down to your nearest Arby's to get a free Jr Jamocha Shake! Just print out this coupon. This is a great holiday treat and is good until the end of the year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Get $50+ Back wub iPad 2 @ RadioShack

You have until tomorrow to purchase an iPad2 and receive $50 back (in gift card form for RadioShack). This could be a nice little gift for yourself or someone special this Christmas and may be worth checking out if you're planning on buying one anyway. You can receive an additional $50 prepaid Visa card if you use the store's credit card. More information can be found here at the RadioShack's blog.

Free Reusable Bag from Swimco

Swimco is once again offering a free collectable beach bag - all you have to do is print this coupon and bring it into your nearest Swimco location. The offer is only good while quantities last, and is valid until December 24th.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Watch The Throne Concert Pictures @ Rogers Arena

I was lucky enough to get a pair of tickets to the Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch The Throne concert last night at Rogers Arena. It was a pretty epic concert, no opening act and just the two rap geniuses for a solid two hours. Every was pumped and rapping along and on their feet dancing. It was so much fun! Here are some pictures (sorry they are really crappy, I couldn't get the setting on my camera right!):

"They ain't see me cause I pulled up in my other Benz, last week I was in my other other Benz..."

Some amazing lighting

Wheee, fire!

I also took some clips of the concert (again, did not record in HD so it's really crappy quality). You can check it out on my Youtube channel.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Free 2012 Milk Calendar

If you're looking for a calendar for 2012 but don't want to spend any money, you're in luck! Canadian Milk is giving away their Milk calendars away for free, all you have to do is order it here.

Free Track a Week at

HMV is offering a free song download once a week on their website. Just head on over to their site and click on the Free Track of the Week link on the left side of the site. This is a great way to build your music library and discover new artists!

5 Free 1-day Movie Rentals from Best Buy Kiosks

Best Buy Movie Kiosk are located at Mac's and 7-Eleven stores around Canada and being a Reward Zone member, you get 5 free movie rentals to try it out!

Coupon Instructions
1) Select your movie, click "next" then "rent"
2) Select "Coupon" *
3) Enter the promo code , click "ok" and then "ok" again on the next screen.
4) Scan Credit Card*

Each coupon allows you to rent 5 DVD or Blu-ray for 1 night. This offer ends January 31, 2012.

Free Admission into Science World - Dec 17

This Saturday, Science World is offering free admission to show off the new renovations. The Extreme Dinosaurs exhibit is running right now and it's pretty cool to see so go check it out! Science World closes at 6pm on Saturdays so go early as it will probably be very busy.

Disneyland for Xbox Kinect - $29.99 @ Futureshop

Futureshop has the Xbox Kinect game Disneyland on sale for only $29.99 this week until Christmas Eve. You will be saving $20 off the regular price. This game just came out recently so it may be on some Christmas wishlists and now's the time to buy! Buy it in store or

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Free Lip Balm #1 from Kiehl's (Dec 9-11)

Kiehl's at Metrotown is offering a free full size lip balm #1 just for dropping by the store! This offer is only valid until December 11th, so act quickly.

Volcom Grand Opening @ Metrotown (Dec 10)

Volcom is opening a store at Metropolis at Metrotown Mall, and the grand opening is today! Drop by and get free limited edition t-shirts and free custom hats! There wil be live music as well, and probably some great sales. Go check it out and do some Christmas shopping!

Canadian Tire Scratch Cards (Dec 9-11)

Canadian Tire has put out scratch cards once again, which should have come with your flyers. There is an extra Christmas bonus because this time the scratch card options are:

1. $5000
2. $20
3. 3-pack Lindt Chocolate + $5 to use during Boxing Week

These are all pretty good prizes to me, as there are no restrictions! Head on down to your nearest Canadian Tire now as it always get very busy when there is a scratch card promotion and all the sale items you wanted may be all gone!

Friday, December 02, 2011

MEGA-Bonus Redemption @ Shoppers Drug Mart (Dec 3-4)

It's that time of year again...Mega Bonus Redemption Weekend at Shoppers Drug Mart! I've been waiting all year for this event because I missed it last year and unfortunately I'm out of town so will miss it again!!!

For one weekend only, get an extra $80 when you redeem 95,000 points ($250!) and an extra $40 when you redeem 50,000 points ($125!). For this weekend only, they have also added another redemption level: redeem 30,000 points for $60 off!

It's bound to be an amazing weekend to shop if you have enough points for the redemption levels, and there are some great sales on electronics so go early so you won't be disappointed. Remember to purchase a gift card first to cover the taxes so that you can earn more Shoppers points. It's time to stock up on Christmas gifts (and gifts for yourself)!