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Treat’s McFadden and the Ottawa Getaway Contest.

Posted by gottabkd on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yes, yes I do know it has been a while, but you all know life is sometimes like that… easy come, easy go.

But I found a really cute fun (and possibly time consuming) contest that takes you to Ottawa.
Most of my savvy readers know that Ottawa is the capital city of our vast country of Canada and it has a whole lot to offer. Ranked 2nd cleanest city in Canada and 3rd cleanest in the world, Ottawa is one heck of a city.

Let’s not even get touristy here, but if you win this contest, you will surely know what I mean.

Tourism Ottawa and Treat’s McFadden dot com have created this contest that is simple to do. Simply join the site, look for clues, answer question(s) and repeat every week.
Not too tough and gives you a bit of a challenge.
Obviously the more you enter by answering questions, the better chances you have of winning.

So without further ado, here are the deets:

What: There be will one grand prize awarded, consisting of a trip for 2 to the Ottawa region.
The trip includes: Choice of economy airfare for two OR economy VIA Rail travel for two from any location in Canada to Ottawa.
Two (2) nights accommodation at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
One (1) iPad 2 (Wi-fi 16GB, black or white) with SmartCover (Polyurethane)
A $1000 giftcard (Cadillac Fairview shopcard) for purchases at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre (also accepted at Cadillac Fairview malls across Canada).
100$ in promotional gaming credits from the Casino Lac Leamy
Admission for two to The National Gallery of Canada and the Van Gogh: Up Close Exhibition (or equivalent special exhibition, date dependent)

The approximate retail value of the package is $3,000.

When: September 27th, 2011 to November 30, 2011 (5pm closing date)

Who: Canadians only. Must be 18 years or older. All provinces.

Sponsor(s): Ottawa Tourism, host is Treat’s McFadden, with prizes from Cadillac Fairview, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Via Rail, Apple Canada Casino Lac Leamy and The National Gallery of Canada

Editor’s Notes: I joined this contest. It seems there are videos/questions/hints that help you along the way. When entering your answers, they must be specific i.e. Peace Tower NOT the Tower of Peace, so be careful when answering. If you get it wrong, click the link for the correct answer (you will see what I mean) Enter your answer at the bottom of each video…repeat over the time of the contest.

Whew…. have fun 🙂

The rules and regulations can be found here please read them!

Till Next Time…..

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Vegas Baby! Let’s go!

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, August 19, 2011

Let’s go to Vegas!

That’s right you + me… lol 😉

Well, actually if you enter this contest and you win, I too will win the same trip.
How cool is that?

daily dealsSo here it is, the low down:

What: 2 (two) Grand Prizes of 1 (one) 2 (two) night stay at Caesar’s Palace (or suitable substitution) value not exceeding $2,000 CAD, maximum occupancy is 4.
Air fare for 4 (four) to Las Vegas value not exceeding $3,000 CAD.
Once the winner has been confirmed, the exact dates of travel must be confirmed within 60 days.

When: Competition closes 1st September 2011 at midnight. Winners will be randomly drawn from all entries by a third party and contacted via email registered by 12pm EST the 3rd September 2011

Who: Canadians only. Residents of Quebec are not eligible (sorry, I don’t make the rules)

How: One entry valid per person and must be 21yrs or older (It’s Vegas baby, you must be legal or have consent)

Sponsor: The promoter of this campaign is Teambuy.ca

The rules and regulations can be found here please read them!

Till Next Time…..

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Bath and Body Works Comes to Canada

Posted by gottabkd on Saturday, October 4, 2008

The infamous or famous for you USA folks, Bath and Body Works is now available in Canada…

Yippee!

If you love fragranting (?) your home or body, B&BW has a plethora of wonderful scents to choose from. No longer do we Canadians need to take that shopping trip to the closest location in the USA, we can now go to one of their locations here and pick up our favourite item in the store… at Canadian prices to boot!

With four newly open locations in Ontario and one also now open in Alberta, Canada B&B Works is a welcome addition to the market that makes everything smell wonderful.

Scents like Japanese Cherry Blossom (my fave) or Pumpkin and Spice or Fresh Bamboo, Fresh Leaves or Fresh Lemonade are available for purchase in almost any form: candles, shower gel, scent ports, body lotions, creams & butters. Everyone is sure to find a scent they will enjoy. They even have a mens line that is bound to please the pickiest men in your life.

And, hopefully, for those of you not near a location, you can now place your order online, but I would contact the Canadian customer service line just to be sure: 1-888-684-6412.
When I called, um, no one answered… not exactly a good sign, but if you leave your name and number they promise to get back to you.

Here are the new locations:

Erin Mills Town Centre: Mississauga, Ontario (905) 820-1112 Now Open!
Stone Road Mall: Guelph, Ontario (519) 836-6904 Now Open!
White Oaks Mall: London, Ontario (519) 685-5457 Now Open!
West Edmonton Mall: Edmonton, Alberta (780) 484-0739 Now Open!
Yorkdale Shopping Centre: Toronto, Ontario (416) 787-1051 Now Open!

And coming soon to Fairview Mall: Willowdale, Ontario opening November, 2008. Don’t forget to enter the 5K Shopping Spree contest at FairviewMall.ca

All I can really say is Yippee!

Till Next Time…..

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Falernum, Mount Gay, Vera Wangs Princess and the Dawg House!

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, July 25, 2008

What do these things have in common? Not much really except that right now they happen to be three of my favourite things, two of which are made in Barbados and the third can be purchased duty free while travelling through Barbados.

The fourth is where a certain someone is right now and well, just incase they happen to be reading this like as if, but what the heck, I’ll take a chance well I hope you get the hint 🙂
Falernum is a by-product of Barbados sugar cane… it’s a liqueur that is rich and velvety, thick and smooth displaying flavors of lime, almond, vanilla, ginger, and clove…. Right now, you cannot purchase this product in Canada, or at least at the LCBO located throughout Ontario….. trust me I have tried…. several times to purchase this yummy product… but to no avail.

Falernum comes from two bottler’s that I know of… My fave is John D. Taylor’s Velvet… it’s not too sweet nor too clove flavoured compared to Hanschell’s Old Time Recipe that tends to be a bit sweeter, more clovey flavoured and a little thicker…

It’s a sweetener as well and can be purchased sans alcohol… and I have three bottles without the alcohol. Not sure what to do with them but on the back of the bottle it clearly says the following:

To produce 11% Alc/Vol Velvet Falernum, mix 3 1/2 parts of the non-alcoholic version to 1 part 40% Alc./Vol of Old Brigand Rum…

Uhhhh, Ok, but here in Canada, or at least at my local LCBO within Ontario, I cannot get Old Brigand Rum… a-n-y-w-h-e-r-e… at all, in Ontario.

So in comes the Mount Gay Rum that is oh so very delicious. That may just do. Except that is it less expensive when purchased in Barbados, and I care about the price because I will need enough to completely transform the three non-alcoholic versions into versions with alcohol.
Help!!!! I need a jug of the stuff… or at least a gallon of the Old Brigand Rum listed on the bottle, which can be bought while travelling to Barbados…. get it now? hint!!!!

And how does Vera Wang come into this… well she is my fave perfume right now and any of her fragrances would be nice to add to my collection. But…. since I do not have her Princess and I tried to get it while I was there, I would love to add this one to my collection. If not that particular perfume, then either of her shower gels from the original or the Sheer Veil would be nice. Check the links for American Price comparisons.

So while the dawg house is currently located in Barbados and will remain there for a minimum of 5 days not to mention the time when the dawg returns, the dawg must eventually return home…. hopefully with the gifts, listed above, in hand…. One, two or all three may not be enough to let the dawg out, but it could be a good place to start.

That is if you are reading this and I think you are! Besides, there are enough links provided to help you out. 😉

Got it???

Cheers

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