Tego Audio Portable Speaker Giveaway – $90 value

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Good morning Loves and welcome to another Giveaway Wednesday.  We have an awesome giveaway for you today and it’s just in time for the holiday shopping season – so let’s get to it.

Do you love music? Do you want to take it everywhere you go? Are you looking for a portable speaker that is both stylish and functional? Allow me to introduce the Cera Portable Speaker by Tego Audio.

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If you are my like my boyfriend then you answered YES to all of the above.  My boyfriend is what I like to call a technology-enthusiast, he has to have all the newest gadgets and he really really loves technology that makes our lives easier.  When I told him that the good people at Tego Audio were sending us a portable speaker to try and review he was, shall I say, extremely ecstatic.

We already had portable speakers (from another company) so it was really easy to compare all the amazing features of the Tego Audio Cera Portable Speaker.

According to my boyfriend –who knows his stuff when it comes to technology products – these are the 3 best features of the Tego Audio Cera Portable Speaker:

It has audio features – that’s right, it talks.  The speaker lets you know that your device is turning on and off…that is cool.

The design is sleek and actually kind of sexy.  I know it sounds weird to say that a portable speaker is sexy, but in this case it’s true.  Tego Audio let my boyfriend and I choose the color we wanted (red, white or black), we chose black and OH BOY am I ever glad we did.  The sexy blue light is the perfect contrast to the curvy design.

The volume quality and range is better than average. Who knew that something so small could be so loud – UM HELLO, have you met me?  Tego Audio was meant to be in my home; besides being both talkative and sexy we have another thing in common – we are both very loud.  My boyfriend was impressed with how clear the sound was and how it stayed loud and clear even when he was a room away from his iPod.

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Jealous? Well don’t be.  Enter below to win your own Cera Portable Speaker from Tego Audio.

Good Luck to Everyone Who Enters.  Open to all U.S. residents – sorry Canada.

Can’t wait? Use the code MDE20 to get 20% off all purchases at Tego Audio

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Happy Thanksgiving – Win a Starbucks Gift Card

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Good morning Loves and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian friends. Today families all over the country are sitting down to celebrate and give thanks for all the great things in their lives.

I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons and this year I have a lot to be thankful for.  Of course with everything else in my life I want to share all of these awesome things with you.

And I’m hoping that you will tell me one thing that you are thankful for because it’s always good to share the love – if you do you could win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

I am thankful to be Canadian and I am thankful for all my friends south of the border, so all Canadians and Americans are welcome to enter to win the Starbucks gift card!

I love Thanksgiving because…

It’s in October and Fall is my favourite season.  The colours are gorgeous, the chilly sweater weather is still fresh and of course my birthday is in October.

Of all the great fruits and veggies that come with Thanksgiving.  Apples, pumpkin, pecans and squash – what’s not to love about all that?

There is totally yummy food.  I am a vegetarian so turkey is out of the question for me, but I love everything that comes with a turkey dinner such as cream corn, mashed potatoes and gravy and warm bread rolls. Oh and who can forget the apple cobbler and pumpkin pie – Yum!

Fall brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.  Hence the giveaway.  I absolutely love Starbucks and my favourite hot beverage is the Pumpkin Spice Latte – my fave cold drink is a Caramel Frappuccino.

This year I am thankful for…

My boyfriend.  We had a really great year and I’m happy to have him in my life.

My 9 to 5 job.  This year I made the switch from financial planning in a bank branch to a senior analyst in corporate communications.  I wanted to be a full time writer and now I am.

My own freelance business.  I love having my own business because it lets me do what I love – write and be creative.  It also gives me extra cash to travel and I am always thankful for a good vacation.

Tell me what you are thankful for this year and you could win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Leave a comment below, the winner will be chosen Friday October 25. Good Luck!

Love Always,

All photos by me. Available on Flickr

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Giveaway Wednesday: Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil

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Good morning Loves.  Today we have an awesome giveaway for you.

The great people at Skinny&Co. sent us a bottle of their all natural Coconut Oil to try out – and I have to tell you that I absolutely love it.  This Coconut Oil is made in Vietnam and you can use it on anything and everything in your daily life…really I mean it.

If you are into healthy cooking, strong shiny hair and soft glowing skin then you need this Coconut Oil. This all-purpose, all natural oil will help you in every aspect of your life…trust me.

Here was my week with Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil

Day 1: I used it as a body moisturizer after my shower and my skin was super soft – and not at all greasy.

Day 2: I dipped my cut finger (I accidently Slap Chopped it) into the Coconut Oil twice and within 24 hours it was healed.

Day 3: I used the Coconut Oil in my veggie stir fry, it was just enough flavour and not at all over powering

Day 4: I used Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil to control my fly-aways and add shine after blow drying my hair

Day 5: I was so excited about all the great things it does I lathered my body in Coconut Oil once again, but this time a little bit too much.  OOPS.

Day 6: I put two tablespoons of Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil into my bubble bath as a moisturizer. Hello soft, glowing skin.

Day 7: I used it as a topping on my popcorn – not great, but not terrible.

Although this product is amazing, keep in mind that it’s still an oil – a little bit can go a long way.

Ok enough about me.  Now it’s your turn to try out Skinny&Co. Coconut Oil for Yourself.

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Enter below to win your own bottle.  Good Luck to Everyone!

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The products in this giveaway were donated to us in exchange for the review and giveaway. All opinions are my own and there are no costs charged to the winner.


FlipBelt Review & Giveaway

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I talked to y’all last month about my desire to run (even though it sucks). Well, running has taken the back burner for a few weeks while I recover from a newbie knee injury but I’m still moving!

When walking or running, one of the biggest pain-in-the-ass things about exercising outdoors is carrying your crap. We need our phones, headphones, keys and a credit card/ID (I feel weird not having money on me, anyone else?).

Where can we put all our essentials while we run?

Enter my new best friend (call me every 5 minutes), the amazing FlipBelt!

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So what the heck is a FlipBelt?

The FlipBelt is just a stretchy belt with two slits on the front and two slits on the back. You just slide your essentials in there and go! If you are worried about things falling out (which you shouldn’t be), you can flip the FlipBelt over, keeping the slits against your body. See, even the most neurotic of exercisers can enjoy!

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I know, right? It’s totally awesome. Now let’s talk about why I love it almost as much as I love not working out:

  • It’s cute. If I’m going to put my body through the terribleness that is running, I better have really freaking cute gear!
  • No more sweaty phone. All my essentials fit perfectly in the belt — phone up front, keys and cards on my side.
  • I am in control of my crap. None of my stuff slips out, but I can take out my phone with ease while jogging.
  • No bouncing. I want something that won’t bounce around and hit me in the bladder. FlipBelt does not budge!
  • No bulk. Obviously, I’m not working out to look fatter. FlipBelt is totally lightweight and not bulky in the slightest.

Sign me up, right? The FlipBelt will run you $24.99 plus shipping and comes in a wide variety of colors. And guess what? We are giving one away to you!

Enter this awesome giveaway via Rafflecopter below.

If you need one of these yesterday (and you do), use the coupon code “MDE” to receive 10% off your order at flipbelt.com. Code expires one month from today on October 18th.

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Get gorgeous with a giveaway from Beauty Box 5

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Good evening Loves,

As promised just over an hour ago on Twitter – today I have an amazing giveaway for you.

You may remember that this year I discovered the world of subscription boxes and my absolute favourite monthly cosmetic delivery comes from Beauty Box 5.  Every single month I get a blue box (Tiffany blue to make it even better) full of fun makeup and totally awesome cosmetic samples.

New cosmetics every month

To date some of the great beauty products that I received are a travel hairbrush, makeup brush protectors, tropical mango body scrub, lip liners and a soy face wash.  If you like getting packages in the mail and if you love keeping up to date with the latest beauty Beauty Box 5trends then you should subscribe to Beauty Box 5.

For only $10 – shipping included – you can get a new box full of makeup delivered right to your door each and every month.

Enter to win your very own box full of makeup

Enter the giveaway to win July’s box full of makeup. We don’t know what’s in it yet because it’s a surprise every month – but I’m sure it’s awesome. I have subscribed to Beauty Box 5 for six months now and I have never been disappointed.  I even sent a box to my Mom for Mother’s Day and my younger sister for her 30th birthday.

This giveaway is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. Good luck to everyone who enters.

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Get your life in order with a Best Bequest Giveaway

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Good Morning Loves,

Today I am excited to be hosting a giveaway with Dinks Finance. Keep reading to win a membership to Best Bequest – a website that helps you organize your personal and financial life – that’s a $150 value.

Get your life in order with BestBequest.com

Let me ask you a question – if something bad happened tomorrow (knock on wood) would you be able to handle it? I know that it may seem morbid but we have to think about what happens to us, our family and our money after we are gone. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your assets in one place along with permissions to your accounts and other legacy information, just in case something bad happens? Allow me to introduce BestBequest.com.

Best Bequest is the world’s first digital legacy vault. It’s a website that allows you to safely store personal documents, pictures, videos and more. BestBequest.com allows you to determine who has access to your digital assets, including social media and email accounts, especially after any life-altering events. If something bad should ever happen to you or your spouse it’s important to make sure that your personal information is safe and that your last wishes are carried out.

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

Best Bequest can help you and your family prepare for any life-changing events if one of you should get sick or pass away.  BestBequest.com is easy to use – it’s like using online budgeting software, but instead of tracking your spending you are organizing your personal, legal and financial life.

In an age when we are all moving towards digitally storing our personal information leaving a virtual legacy with Best Bequest is a safe and sound idea.  If ever you have a flood or fire you don’t have to worry about your information being lost or damaged, it will all be safely stored online. Now doesn’t that sound like a service you want to have?!

Time for the Best Bequest Giveaway – that’s a $150 value

Use the Rafflecopter link below and enter for your chance to win a bronze membership from BestBequest.com – that’s $150 value – and get your finances (and your life) in order.

Good luck to everyone who enters. The winner will be announced next Monday. You don’t have a lot of time so enter now for your chance to win.

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X1 Audio headphones giveaway – $50 value

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Good Morning Loves.  It’s time to start the day – and the week – off on the right foot…with a giveaway!  One lucky reader is going to win a pair of X1 Audio headphones. I have been using these headphones for over two weeks and I can tell you that they are great for running, sweating and, of course, listening to music.

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X1 2The good people at X1 Audio are just as enthusiastic about running as I am and they were gracious enough to send over a pair of headphones for me to try while working out.  I have had my old headphones for almost three years and I have to say that although I was reluctant at first, I am absolutely loving my new headphones.

X1 Audio headphones are lightweight and the cord is a rope material instead of plastic or rubber, in my opinion this makes the cord more durable and less likely to break when wrapped around my iPod.

X1 Audio headphones are also:

- Sweatproof and Rinsable

- Have a Secure Fit for Athletes

- Reflective for Safety

Now it’s time for the giveaway

One lucky reader will win their own pair of X1 Audio headphones.  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win.

Open to all Canadian and U.S. residents.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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Sweat it out: $50 iTrain gift card giveaway

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Good morning Loves and happy Friday.  We have a great giveaway for you today so let’s get into it.

If you read My Diary on a regular basis (and I’m sure you all do LOL) you know that I have adapted a healthy living attitude by cooking at home and working out on a regular basis.  I have thrown myself into several fitness communities and I even pick up a running magazine whenever I am in my local bookstore.

I am currently training for my first 5k run and next month I am attending SELF Workout in the Park in New York City – if you are going let me know and maybe we can take a class together.  I have to tell you that working out has done great things for my mental state, and it’s a huge stress relief.

Have you ever tried an audio workout?

In my recent Beauty Box 5 I received a gift card to iTrain.com and I am going to give it away to one lucky reader.  iTrain is a website that lets you download workouts onto your computer and into your iPod.  I downloaded an iTread workout that guides me along a moderate run on the treadmill and also an iSculpt ballet workout.

I have to admit at first I wasn’t sure that I would like exercising with an audio workout, but it was surprisingly effective.  I still prefer to workout with DVDs, but if you need motivation to keep running or if you are in a situation – like a hotel room – where you don’t have access to your normal workout routine then iTrain is a great alternative.

Enter below for your chance to win a $50 iTrain gift card, that’s good for 5-10 workout downloads into your iPod. Good luck to everyone who enters.

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Win healthy snacks with a LUNA Bars giveaway

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It’s absolutely no secret that I love snacks, however snacking can be a very costly and very unhealthy habit.  With my recent decision to start running and training for my first 5k I have really been paying attention to everything that I put into my mouth from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed.

Snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy and it doesn’t have to be costly, the key to smart snacking is to find a food that is nutritious and can be eaten on-the-go.  Fresh fruits and veggies are a great healthy snack, I love packing mini carrots in my lunches. Another very healthy, yummy and easy to eat snack is protein bars.

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When the lovely ladies at Clif Bar heard about my plan to start running and keep snacking they sent over a box of LUNA Bars for me to try.  After substituting my normal breakfast with a LUNA Bar I have to tell you that I love them.

I chose the Caramel Nut Brownie flavour; they are the perfect combination of sweetness and nutrition.  LUNA Bars are the whole nutrition bars for women; they are full of both calcium and folate – which may be why they are so filling.

Not only are LUNA Bars already nutritional, but I don’t feel the need to snack afterwards – it’s a win win snack.

The LUNA Bars giveaway

The great ladies at Clif Bar want to help one lucky My Diary Entry reader get healthy and fill their belly at the same time.  Enter below for your chance to win your own box of LUNA Bars for women, there are a wide variety of flavours to chose from and you get to pick your own flavour.

This giveaway is open to all Canadian residents.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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Get creative with Minted.com: $75 Giveaway

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Today My Diary Entry partnered with Minted.com to bring you a great giveaway.  If you are looking for cute, creative and professional wedding invitations, thank you cards, artwork or personalized stationary then you need to check out Minted.com

I am currently in the market for new business cards and some cute art for my new home office. So when the good people from Minted.com asked me to try out their services I was more than happy to go shopping and tell you all about it!

What is Minted.com?

Minted.com is a website that offers creative designs for all of your stationary needs.  The cool thing about Minted.com is that they feature designs from hundreds of individual creative people – just like you and me.

It’s easy to shop on Minted.com

You can choose your invitations, journals, personalized cards and stationary by style or by subject; minted.com offers a variety of custom colours for each design.  Let me tell you that Minted.com has designs for every occasion from birthday parties and save the date cards to baby shower invitations and thank you cards.

JUST FOR YOU: Visit Minted.com and get 10% your entire order with the code GIFTMINTED10

I ordered personalized stationary, a piece of wall art and a journal; they will all be delivered right to my doorstep via FedEx within 3-5 business days for the low price of only $9.95.  That’s right, the shipping costs with Minted.com are very reasonable.

I really hate it when I shop online, find a great deal and then end up paying more for shipping than I did for all of my items. Trust me, that won’t happen with Minted.com.  If you need your items in a rush they also offer priority shipping for an additional fee.

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If you are visually creative then you can enter the Minted.com design challenge.  All you have to do is visit Minted.com, upload your design and let your friends, family, fans and followers vote for you.  It’s a great way to get your work noticed; the winning design will be available for purchase on Minted.com.  How cool is that?

OK now it’s time for the giveaway

Enter below for your chance to win a $75 gift card from Minted.com. This contest is open to everyone, everywhere and of all ages. So enter for your chance to win and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Good luck to everyone who enters.

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