Minted.com {Review and Giveaway}**CLOSED

I was recently contacted by Minted.com and they asked if I would like to do a review/giveaway for them.  I'll be honest, I'd never heard of Minted.com before. My husband and I have been so busy finishing up our 8 year (yes, EIGHT year) DIY whole house reno ( here and here) we haven't thought of much else!

Here's some background information about Minted.com~

At Minted, we love the idea that our products will find their way into your most personal celebrations, and we don't take that honor lightly. That's why we only use fine paper stock, rich inks, and crisp printing methods. We guess you could say that quality is an obsession for us. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are proud to offer a stunning and exclusive assortment of holiday cards, Christmas cards, and wedding invitations sourced through our global community of indie designers. Whether you're looking for non-photo or photo cards, modern or vintage designs, Minted allows you to customize a design to be uniquely yours. 

Also, Minted.com holds professional design challenges where artists submit their designs and the customers and fans note for their favourite!

I spent a lot of time going through all of the pretty items on the Minted.com website.  For those of you looking to order wedding invitations check it out!

Back when I ordered my wedding invitations there was no internet!  I had to buy a bridal magazine and mail away a postcard for a invitation catalog.   Wow, I'm dating myself LOL.

I was given credit in exchange for this review/giveaway and I knew right away that I'd be checking out all of the beautiful wall art.  We just finished our renovation of the whole basement.  Above my new sofa and between the wall sconces in a big bunch of nothing!  I was getting giddy checking out all of the prints and I had it narrowed down to two prints.  It was a hard choice and I ended up choosing this one.  Isn't it super cute?
"More than a Village"
 I really like the variety of sizes and the option to purchase your print framed or unframed.  Also being able to view your print beside a person gives you a better idea of how big your print really is, love it!
minted.com $25 discount code

Ready for a deal?

Sign up now at Minted.com with my referral link here and automatically receive a $25 credit on your first purchase of $50 or more.

Win it! 
Would you like to win a $50 credit to Minted.com?  Here's how to enter:

  • Visit Minted and tell me what you would use your $50 credit towards!
  • Please leave your reply in the comments below.
  • Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
  • Contest runs until until March 31/2013 @ 11:59PM (EST)
Looking to connect with Minted?

Disclosure:  I was given credit in exchange for this review/giveaway.  As always, the opinions expressed in this blog are my own


WIN free Pampers for a Year

The prize is awarded in the form of 35 free product coupons that can be redeemed wherever Pampers is sold. Each coupon can be used for one package of Pampers Swaddlers, Cruisers, or Baby Dry diapers. 

Enter for your chance to win* Pampers diapers FREE for one year! Click Here


A Chance to WIN $1000 in FREE Groceries! (OVER)

At Thrifty Sue you will learn how to live with more on less.  Sue is a mom of seven {yep, SEVEN} kids so she knows how to work a budget.  Learn all of her tips and tricks!

BONUS! Sign up at Thrifty Sue today for your chance to win $1,000 in Groceries.  Wouldn't that be nice? Remember you can't win of you don't enter!


CLOSED~Gluten Free BlueWater Fish {Review & Giveaway}

Did you know that an estimated 3 million people in Canada are living with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?  That's a huge number.  Personally I know 2 people who are sensitive to gluten.

BlueWater’s Grill Fish, available in a variety of mouthwatering flavours, is gluten free!  Procedures have been implemented at the production location to avoid cross-contamination, and there is ongoing monitoring and testing to ensure that BlueWater's Grill Fillets is gluten free.

These grilled fillets are free of wheat, barley, rye and oats but still offer the flavourful fish fillets we all love.

Flavours of gluten free Grill fillets include~
  • Grill Fillets Alaskan Pollock-Garlic & Herb- Lemon & Herb-Lemon Pepper-Italian Herb
  • Grill Salmon- Garlic and Herb-Lemon and Herb
  • Grill Haddock- Classic Grill
  • Grill Tilapia- Garlic and Herb-Classic Grill
I was sent a coupon so I could pick up some BlueWater fish, serve it to my family and tell you all about it.  I usually go for Haddock or Tilapia.  My husband fishes a lot so we always have an abundance of Salmon and Trout.

Fish tacos is a meal my family LOVES.  I usually make it twice a month and there are never any leftovers!  I tried something different this time, I made my own soft tortillas.  Along with my super yummy tortillas I served tomatoes, organic pea shoots(my kids love pea shoots) homemade guacamole with lots of lime and garlic, lettuce and cheese.  Coleslaw is really good on a fish taco too!

This must be a pretty popular dish because BlueWater also has a recipe for Gluten Free Grilled Tilapia Tacos.  Don't these look great. If you have never had a fish taco I highly recommend you try it!


Up for grabs is one of three free product coupons for a Bluewater Fish product(of your choice) and a handy fold up shopping bag.

To enter~
  •  Please visit the Bluewater Seafoods website here and tell me which recipe you would like to try out
  • Be sure to leave your email address in your comment below so I can contact you if you win!  
  • Contest ends  March 24/2013 @ 11:59PM EST 
  • Contest open to Canadians only

Disclosure: I was sent a free product coupon to facilitate in the writing of this post.  as always, the opinions expressed on this blog are my own. 

Thanks to everyone who entered!  The winners have been emailed.


Earn Money & Gift Cards the easy way

Are you looking for a way to make a bit of extra cash or earn gift cards?  If you are, on-line surveys might be what your looking for.  Now let's be clear, you are not going to get rich from this!  But... you can take surveys while you are watching TV at night which helps to pass the time during our loooong winters.

I would say that I earn approximately $100 per month.(usually more in the winter)  A large portion of that is from Swagbucks.  

I've participated in several different surveys and earned various things(cash/gift cards).  I like to cash in my Swagbucks for Amazon or Starbucks gift cards.   Here's a list of some surveys available.

My free Blender from Swagbucks!
 SwagbucksSwagBucks - Swagbucks is valid in the USA and Canada.  This is my FAVE!  I have earned many, many amazon gift cards that I cashed in for a new blender (see right>>) and a lot of e-books!  I have also cashed my Swagbucks in for Cineplex gift cards and used them as birthday and Christmas gifts.

The great thing about Swagbucks is you can refer people and when they use the Swagbucks toolbar to search the web and win Swagbucks you win them too! (up to 1,000 Swagbucks per referral)

Last week I cashed in all of my Swagbucks for Amazon.ca gift cards. The next day I logged  in and I was almost halfway to cash out another Amazon gift card just from Swagbucks earned by referrals, Woot! Woot!

Checkout 51 Offers

 Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through our mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20 you can request your cheque.

Sign up with Harris Poll online and be enrolled to answer questions and influence decision makers.  You can redeem points for rewards that include a variety of merchandise and gift certificates.

Daily rewards~ Get paid to read emails, answer surveys play games and more! (similar to swagbucks)

A thanks to those who sign up via my referral links above. I do receive a small commission (referral credit/points)which helps to pay for things like domain registration, tech support and design.  Every little bit helps!  As always the opinions expressed on this blog are my own.

Free Shave Cream & Razors{New Product Pre-launch deal}

A new Razor company called Harry's by Warby Parker is coming soon!  Harry's is offering a refer-a-friend deal where you can earn free products~
  •  Refer 5 friends win Free Shave Cream
  • Refer 10 friends win Free Truman Handle w/ Blade
  • Refer 25 friends win Winston Shave Set
  • Refer 50 friends win One Year of Free Blades!!
I think the shave set would make a nice Christmas/birthday gift!  Visit the Harry's prelaunch site here and get started earning your free goodies.  (You can forward your unique link via Facebook and Twitter)


The above post includes my referral link, thanks to those who use it!


Reminder~ Free Curves gym deal is still available!!!

CurvesHere's a quick reminder!  The free Curves deal is still available~

Have you ever wondered about Curves? For a limited time Curves is offering a free, no obligation consultation. A perfect time to check it out!

This free offer is available to everyone~ current, past or new members.

Check out Curves for FREE today! OVER



FREE Liberte Greek Yogurt {Facebook}

Liberte Yogurt is giving away 3,000 free product coupons everyday until March 10/2013 for Greek 2% 4x100gm. These FPC are going to be distributed at random times each day.  Visit the Liberte FB page here to see if the coupon is available.

FillYourOwn.ca Store Closing Sale~up to 80% off

Here's a great on-line deal! FillYourOwn.ca is running a store closing sale right now and all items are being sold at below cost! 

SAVE up to 80% OFF on BPA free stainless steel water bottles, plastic free stainless steel containers, lunch bags made from recycled water bottles, machine washable folding shopping totes, zero waste litterless lunch kits and accessories. It's a great chance for you to stock up!

 Eco-friendly stainless steel water bottles are only $5!  Available in 350ml, 500ml, 750ml & 1,000ml sizes.  
  •  BPA-free stainless steel water bottles
  • wide opening to fit normal sized ice cubes 
  • easy cleaning, a slim shape for a comfortable hold and to fit in cup holders. 
  • Made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel, our bottles do NOT have an interior coating. 
  • FillYourOwn.ca has independently test the interior of the bottles and the exterior paint to exceed guidelines set by Health Canada.
FillYourOwn.ca has super cute lunch bags can also be used as goodie bags, halloween treating bags, Easter egg hunt bags and shopping bags for mom's little helpers.  There are also larger shopping totes for Mom!  At only $3 each these would make great stocking stuffers, hostess and teacher's gifts.

Generate no garbage with a FillYourOwn.ca zero-waste litterless lunch kit (large) Includes: 
  • 500ml water bottle, 
  • 16oz & 24oz food container, 
  •  a reusable 100% rPET lunch bag. 
Mix & match designs to create your own unique litterless lunch kit. Regular price $65.96 now only $19!
If you are interested in these great deals be sure to scoop it up ASAP!

Diclosure: I am being sent product in exchange for spreading the word about this great sale. As always, the opinions on this blog are my own