Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Blog Address!

Hello readers,

I've officially moved my blog back to my original address:

Please follow me there to continue to read about the latest freebies, deals and movies!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue - Book Review

I heard from my coworker that Room was a book she couldn't put down, so when my sister got a copy, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

Room is told through the perspective of five-year-old Jack, and to him, Room is the entire world. He was born there and he lives with his Ma, eats, plays and learns there and sleeps in the wardrobe at night, in case Old Nick shows up. To Jack's Ma, Room is a small shed where Old Nick has kept her for seven years after kidnapping her, ever since she was nineteen. She has created a life for her son but knows they can't go on like this forever. She has to figure out a way to escape her prison.

I couldn't put the book down once I started. Emma Donoghue does an excellent job of drawing you into Jack's world, seeing things through his eyes, a child born and raised in captivity who doesn't know anything about the outside world. You feel the danger that Jack's Ma feels and the urgency of which she wants to escape. I highly recommend this book (try not to read it during a weeknight, you won't be able to put it down!) and I'm looking forward to reading more of Donoghue's books.

Tim Horton's Roll Up The Rim Contest

Tim Horton's Roll Up The Rim contest is back! When you buy any medium or larger sized drink at Tim Horton's, you will get a contest cup where you can roll up the rim to win a prize! With the boom of social media, people were able to find out if other people's cup were winning...and people realized that not that many people's cups were winners. So Tim Hortons increased the number of prizes (mostly food prizes).

This year's prizes are:
40 Toyota Matrix
100 Panasonic 3D TV Packages
5,000 Raleigh Mountain Bikes
1,000 Napoleon Grills
25,000 $100 Tim Cards
47,000,000 Food Prizes

Don't go to Timmies? You can still play! They also have an online game you can play for free! Though the prizes are not as exciting as a new car or TV, you get the chance of winning a $25 Tim Hortons gift card or even the daily grand prize of coffee for a year! That's a lot of coffee! Just log in at their website and spin that wheel! You can play daily.

Good luck to everyone who participates in this contest! Let me know if you've won!

Free Chocolate Bar from Mars Canada

It's back again! Mars Canada is bringing back their Random Acts of Chocolate, offering a coupon for a FREE single serving chocolate bar for you to give away (or give to yourself, heehee!). There are coupons on displays in stores (though please don't be greedy and take the whole pad) or you can order a coupon to be mailed to you house from Yum, nothing beats free chocolate!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Free Sample of Kellgg's Fibre Plus Cereal

Kellogg's is offering a free sample of their Fibre Plus cereal! You have two flavours to choose from, Summer Berry or Brown Sugar. I opted for the Summer Berry myself, since I love berries in my cereal! Yum! Sign up for your free sample here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

IHOP National Pancake Day (Mar 1)

IHOP is once again celebration National Pancake Day by offering a free short stack of pancakes. In return, leave a donation for the Children's Miracle Network-Hospitals! This is a great cause with great food involved too. Last year IHOP was able to raise over $2.1 million for charity, and this year's goal is to raise $2.3 million! This event is happening on Tuesday, March 1st from 7am to 10pm. Check out the IHOP website for more details.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free Best of Vancouver 2010 DVD & Luggage Tag, Feb 26-27 (Lower Mainland Only)

Some interesting freebies offered by the Olympic Merchandise Warehouses this weekend! Get a Best of Vancouver 2010 DVD and a luggage tag when you visit either stores in Vancouver or Burnaby. Also if you spend $20 or more, you will receive a reusable Visa tote bag as a gift (not really worth it, these bags are everywhere!). Definitely go check it out this weekend, the DVD might be interesting to watch!

The two locations of the Olympic Merchandise Warehouses are at 8410 Ontario St in Vancouver and 6741 Cariboo Rd in Burnaby.

More information on the warehouse locations and hours, go here.