Monday, September 26, 2011

Livingwell - Reactine Sample (Sept 27)

Livingwell is once again offering a free sample of Reactine Extra Strength. The freebie will go live on Septebmer 27, 2011, with 10,000 samples up for grabs. You have to be quick though, as these offers usually get snatched up right away. Keep an eye out for the freebie here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pinecone Research is Recruiting!

Have you ever signed up for survey sites in the hopes of making extra cash, only to realize you'd have to do tons of surveys before you can even cash out? Well, look no further, because Pinecone Research is one of the survey panels that pay out $5 per survey you complete! Sometimes you even get a product to review! This is one of the coveted survey sites and they have released invites once again! This rarely happens (maybe about every 2-3 years) so if you want in on it, please drop me a line and I will forward you the sign up email.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Apple Store Grand Opening @ Metrotown - Sept 24

The 4th Apple store in the Lower Mainland is opening tomorrow at Metrotown Mall. Doors will be opening at 10am and you can be sure there will be a line. As usual, the first 1000 customers in line will receive a free Apple t-shirt. Better go early if you want one!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Free Axe Cool Metal Sample

Here's another Facebook Freebie for ya! Axe is offering samples of the new Axe Cool Metal deoderant. Check out the Axe Facebook page and play the Babe Bracket game. The link to order your sample will pop up after. Enjoy!

Free Medium Coffee @ 7-Eleven (Sept 29)

Mark your calendars, 7-Eleven is offering a free medium coffee from 7-11am on September 29th. Who doesn't love some free coffee, especially so early in the morning? For more details, go to the 7-Eleven Facebook page.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Great Deals at Walmart Anniversary Sale!

It's that time again - Walmart's anniversary event sale! There are always amazing deals, especially on games and DVDs (my favorites!). This year, some of the things that jump out at me are:

- Nintendo Wii Mario Kart bundle - $118
- Just Dance & Just Dance 2 Wii games - $19 each
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 - $39
- Select DVDS - $5
- Select DVDs, Blu-Rays, TV boxed sets - $10
- 8gb iPod Touch - $228
- HDMI DVD Player - $19
- Garmin Nuvi 1350 GPS - $98
- Caltrate calcium pills - $6.77
- Select Hasbro boardgames - $10
- Listerine bonus pack - $5.77
- Dawn Dish Soap - $1.37

There are many more deals, but these are the ones that are pretty interesting to me and that I think are super sale prices. And I would know, because I (used to) shop a lot. Make sure you go early, as some items will probably sell out quickly, and there are also limits on other things so you may want to make multiple trips if you're planning to stock up.

Remember if Walmart is too far for you, you can always price match these deals at other stores. Don't forget about your coupons as well!! For electronics, price match them at Best Buy, Futureshop or Staples to receive an additional 10% off the price different!

Canadian Tire Scratch Cards (Sept 16-18)

Canadian Tire is holding another scratch card event to celebrate their birthday! The scratch cards should have been delivered with your Wednesday papers and is tucked into the Canadian Tire flyer. This time, the prizes are $5 off, a coupon for a McCain Deep'N Delicious cake or 1 of 3 prizes of $5000 in Canadian Tire gift cards!

The scratch cards are one of my favorite Canadian Tire promotions because they have no minimum purchase restrictions on the $5 coupon. That means you can buy stuff up to $5 worth and get it absolutely free! The cake isn't too bad either. Make sure you go early as it's a zoo every time this promo is on and all the great deals in the flyers are usually sold out by Sunday. This event is going on from Sept 16 to 18.

Drive - Movie Review

Drive stars Ryan Gosling as a movie stunt driver, who also moonlights as a getaway driver for anyone that hires him. He gives them a five minute window to do anything they need to and he just drives. Gosling's unnamed character lives down the hall from Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son; a spark of romance is there, but nothing happens as her husband is being released from jail. The driver gets caught up in a crime filled world while trying to protect Irene and her son. It's a compelling story and the acting was amazing. Gosling's driver is man of few words in this film, but he was able to convey all the emotions required. There are some violent scenes, but it doesn't take away from who the characters are. I definitely recommend this film as it is quite different from the flashy action movies that have been out lately.

Drive comes out in theatres today, September 16.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gears of War 3 Midnight Launch - Sept 19

Best Buy is holding another video game midnight launch, this time for Gears of War 3. Xbox street teams will be on location at the Cambie Street (in Vancouver) and Bay & Dundas (in Toronto) locations for the launch parties, so you can be one of the first to try the game. There will be a free GoW t-shirt to the first 100 customers who purchase of the game. All other stores who are not participating in the launch parties will have a minimum of 25 t-shirts. In addition, there will be 25 limited edition and 15 epid edition copies at both locations for those hard-core collector fans! There will be great giveaways, such as Gears of War hoodies and hats, as well as a chance to win an Xbox 360 250gb Gears of War console bundle! For more details, check out the Best Buy site here.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ke$ha Concert Pictures @ Rogers Arena

I went to the Ke$ha concert last night and had a blast. Spank Rock opened, followed by LMFAO. They were pretty crazy, and the crowd went wild, just party rockin' to all their songs. There were blow up zebras and beach balls being floated around the crowd on the floor. Ke$ha finally came out and sang a bunch of her hits, including Tik Tok, Blah Blah Blah and We R Who We R. There was glitter everywhere, glowsticks in the audience, and just a giant dance party in Rogers Arena! It was definitely fun times! Here are some pictures from the concert, courtesy of Depotato. Check out her blog here for more great photos!

Spank Rock

LMFAO party rockin'!

Shots, shots, shots!


She has the weirdest microphone stand.

Glitter on drums!

She drank blood out of a guy's heart. It reminds me a lot of Lady Gaga.

More cowbell!!

D-I-N-O-S-A-U-R a dinosaur!

Ke$ha brought a fan on stage...and taped him to a chair.

And then there was a dancing penis and pear on stage.

Giant glitter gun.

The encore was pretty much utter chaos, with an Elmo pinata being bashed to bits, and people running around the stage!

I've also taken some videos of some of a my favorite Ke$ha songs, which I'm currently uploading onto Youtube, so check out my channel for more videos! Here's one of Ke$ha performing Blow.

Free MukMuk Plush & Coin Purse (Sept 10 - 11) - Lower Mainland Only

This weekend the Olympic Merchandise warehouse is offering another double freebie! A free 9.5 inch Mukmuk plushie and a coin purse is up for grabs. The offer is limited to one per person and while quantities last.

The Burnaby location is at 6741 Cariboo Rd. For more information on the warehouse location, hours and other things on sale, check out their website.

NHL 12 Midnight Lanch & Meet Alex Burrows - Sept 12 (Lower Mainland Only)

Best Buy is hosting a midnight opening for the launch of the new NHL 12 PS3 video game. Be one of the first people to play NHL 12 with the PlayStation street teams. There will be some great giveaways going on as well. As a bonus, get a chance to meet Vancouver Canuck's Alex Burrows on September 12 from 9 to 11pm. Make sure to go early as wherever there is a signing, there will be hoards of Canucks fans! This event is happening at the Cambie Best Buy location only on September 12th.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Contagion - Movie Review

Contagion is a thriller about a lethal virus that is spreading throughout the world at a very fast rate. The film boasts a very impressive cast, which includes Matt Damon, Marion Cottilard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Gwyneth Paltrow. The stories of the different characters are intertwined, as the CDC is brought in to deal with the deadly virus as well as control the panic that is spreading among the people around the world.

The movie is certainly an eye-opener of such an obvious fact - that we touch our faces, each other, food, hundreds of objects each day that contains germs and how easily it can be passed on from person to person, even around the world (ie. at airports). It was also very interesting to see how pandemonium can break out when ordinary people are panicked. It's certainly very believable that even normal people, when faced with the possibility of death, has a switch that turns on that makes them forget all modicum of society and being civil in their quest for survival.

After watching the movie, I may just have to start washing my hands a lot more...Remember not to use anti-bacterial soap though, as that's just an invite for the creation of superbugs that there will not be any cures for, and then real pandemonium will break out.

Contagion is out in theatres everywhere today, Friday, September 9th.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Meet LMFAO! - Sept 9, 2011

LMFAO is in town this Friday, September 9th in Vancouver to open for Ke$ha the same night. Beforehand, they will be at Whole Foods Market at 4pm (510 West 8th Ave in Vancouver) signing bottles of Cherrytree Cola (featured in the Party Rock music video!). Get a chance to meet them in person and party rock with them live!

For more details, check out the Cherrytree Cola site here.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Telus Taiwanfest - Sept 3-5

The Taiwanfest is back again this year, sponsored by Telus. Last year it got rained out but there were still plenty of people who went to check things out. Once again, there will be several locations where things will be set up for the festival. There are lots of things to check out, including performances, sponsor booths and food (Beed Noodle Kitchen seems to be the big advertised one). Booths will be set up at the Vancouver Art Gallery, on Granville Street and at Roundhouse Community Centre. For more details about the Taiwanfest including the schedule, check out the website here.