Monday, January 28, 2013

Xbox 360 Live Subscription Gold Card is offering a Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership for only $34.99. They usually retail in stores for $59.99, so it's a great time for gamers to stock up!

Dine Out Vancouver 2013: Yaletown Brewing Co.

I headed down to Yaletown after work to try out my first Dine Out Vancouver restaurant this year. Yaletown Brewing Co.'s menu caught my eye, with the simple, home-y menu. YBC has a nice relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to get some food and unwind or catch a Canucks game on the tv. Everything was delicious and you can probably guess what I enjoyed the most. The gelato - of course!

Heehee. This seems to be a theme of the restaurant, as all the staff wore tshirts that read the same.
Wild Salmon Chowder - wild salmon with Yukon gold potatoes, bacon, shallots, tomatoes, dill and cream.
Portobello Sandwich - portobello mushroom with Provolone, spinach, tomato and truffled garlic aioli.
Mario's Gelati - vanilla bean gelato with a house baked biscotti.
A fun bonus - some cotton candy!
Yaletown Brewing on Urbanspoon

Twitter Party with Safeway and Canadian Beef - Jan 29

Join Safeway and Canada Beef tomorrow, January 29th, at 1pm PST/4pm EST for a Twitter party! Find out all you want to know about Canadian beef options, and win great prizes! Make sure you RSVP and follow hosts @CanadianBeef and @CanadaSafeway and tag your tweets with #LoveCDNBeef to participate.

Free Maple Leaf Bacon

Baconistas alert! Maple Leaf is offering a coupon for free bacon! There will be 1,000 coupons offered daily, and afterwards, a $2 off coupon will be offered. Make sure you keep an eye out on their Facebook page so you don't miss out!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

February Have It Your Way Giveaway - Blogger Sign Up


Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Pink Ninja Media and Happy Home and Family bring you a fabulous FREE Blogger Opportunity!

One lucky winner will recieve $200 prize of their choice.  Kindles, Gift Cards, Toys, Cash, Anything They WANT up to $200!  If they want it, and win this giveaway we will get it for them. (we are looking at adding 2 more winners, which will receive the same prize, just different amount.  We are trying to work out all the details now.)

Bloggers get One FREE Link, additional links will be $3, co-host spots available

Giveaway will begin on February 15, 2013 and run an entire month.


It's Raining Money Event - Bloggers Wanted!

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Year of the Snake Expo 2013

The Year of the Snake Expo will be held at BC Place between January 31 and February 3 showcasing the Asian arts, culture, tradition, merchandise and food. There will be plenty of things for your family to see and do, including performances, demonstrations and competitions. Tickets range from $9 to $12.50, with children 4 and under getting in for free. Sounds like a great way to ring in the Chinese new year! 

Sushi Oyama

Sushi Oyama is always a great place to go for Japanese, as the food is good and the prices are decent. The restaurant is located on Kingsway in Burnaby, it feels like you are going to someone's house. I have heard the building was previously a funeral home, which  makes Sushi Oyama an even more intriguing place to eat. I have been here several times and it's always been very busy, so make sure to make a reservation beforehand!  

Salmon sashimi. The fish was very fresh.
Spicy tuna roll.
Green Dragon Roll - avocado on top of an unagi roll with masago and wasabi tobiko and bonito.
Awesome Roll - crab, cucumber, salmon, masago, green onion, covered in bonito.
Smoked Salmon Roll - crab, avocado, cucumber, masago, lettuce and smoked salmon.

Sushi Oyama on Urbanspoon

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Free Hand Cream from L'Occitane En Provence

L'Occitane En Provence is once again offering a free 30ml hand cream for their Facebook fans. The coupons will be sent to your email on February 5th. Just print it out and bring it in to the store to claim. I have a tube of this hand cream and it's really good for dry skin! Go here to sign up for your coupon.

YEW Restaurant at The Four Seasons

J invited the family to YEW Restaurant at The Four Seasons for a full course menu. We were placed in a private room, surrounded by bottles of wine. We didn't know what to expect, as it was a chef's menu, but I knew there would be plenty of tasty food to come. There was plenty of variety to keep everyone happy, and the food was plated beautifully. My favourite dish is a toss up between the cold appetizer and the duck. Our server, Lance, was great and told us in detail what each dish consisted of. I would definitely come back to YEW for a special occasion. Just looking at the pictures below makes my mouth water!

Freshly baked herb and salmon scones.

Strawberry lemonade with basil.

Coconut and pineapple juice with ginger.

Crab taco, smoked albacore tuna on silk tofu with  avocado and Kusshi oysters.

Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial champagne. It was very fruity!

Seared scallop and pork belly.

Lobster claw with potato gnocchi, lobster bisque and creme fraiche.

Duck breast on brussel sprouts, duck confit, chilled fois gras, shaved black truffle, truffle oil and red wine reduction.

Beef tenderloin, king crab leg, crab sauce, mixed mushrooms and red wine reduction.

Cheesecake, raspberry sorbet on chocolate and a chocolate ganache.

A dessert wine - Mission Hill S.L.C. Riesling icewine from the Okanagan. Very sweet!

To end the meal, we had a piece of dark chocolate, and some of Ned Bell's breakfast cookies to take home.

My family aren't really drinkers, so we ended up taking a couple unopened bottles of wine home to enjoy.

We were also given a can of albacore tuna to take home!

YEW Restaurant + Bar (Four Seasons Hotel) on Urbanspoon

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Special K Cracker Chips

Special K has a new snack product - cracker chips! Now is your chance to try a box for free when you sign up to receive the coupon, which will be valid for 1 day only. Check out Websaver to get your coupon.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

December 2012 Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the past month! It was very fun having so many contests running, and I hope to host more in the new year!

Pair of Passes to Vancouver TheatreSports - Entry #175 Narathip W.

Patch Herb Planter - Entry #81 Hilary S.

Hagensborg Chocolate Prize Pack - Entry #1534 Krystyl O.

$25 CardSwap gift card - Entry #614 J

BonChaz pastries - Entry #408 Sunshine G.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate $50 Gift Card - Entry #1350 ViviAn S.

LUSH Merry Christmas Gift Box - Entry #40 Erin W.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Resolutions to a Better You - iPad #Giveaway

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  2. Improved Work/Family Balance
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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

I just wanted to wish all my readers a happy and prosperous new year! I hope 2013 brings you great happiness and success! Thanks for being a loyal reader. I hope to have more interesting posts and giveaways soon, so keep reading!