Canada Day Giveaway






Canada Day is a great day to celebrate with friends and family.

Celebrate our great nation.



Canada for me stands for a lot. Without our healthcare, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would have had to sell my house just in order to pay my hospital bills.

The fact that our country is known to be friendly is a big plus.  People love Canadians because we are willing to help out others. We pride ourselves in helping our neighbours. If you doubt that, check out a snowstorm, people come out to help their neighbours attempting to leave their homes for work.

I am proud to be a Canadian.

A place where we say words like chesterfield, tuque and tobagganing.

A place where we play sports like hockey, lacrosse or curling.

A place with beautiful landscapes that change with the seasons.

When someone says Canada, I only think home.


To celebrate Canada Day, I would love to give one lucky Canadian Basics reader a chance to win 3 month basic subscription to Netflix. 

Ends August 1/15 (9am est)

Open to Canadian residents 18+ only

Note: Netflix is not involved with this giveaway. This giveaway is provided by Canadian Basics only. 


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Double Cash Back for Canada Day




I am not a fan of busy malls or stores.

Shopping online allows me to get great deals in the comfort of my home.

The best part about shopping online is the stores never close!

I also love receiving cash back from my purchases online. So while you can use coupon codes when you shop. You can also get cash back on purchases. What a great way to get more money in your pocket without even leaving the house!

Right now on Ebates you can get double cash back for Canada Day. 

Save on Amazon,, The Home Depot, Old Navy, Sears, Indigo and more.



CLICK HERE and sign up FREE for Ebates 


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10 Desert Ideas For Canada Day



Canada Day is one of my favourite holidays.

I love showing pride for our great country with my family and friends.

A great way to celebrate is through food.

Here are some easy to make deserts that are fun to make on Canada Day.


  1. Strawberry and Raspberry Jell-O Parfaits with Almond Whipped Cream ~ The Cookie Writer
  2. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles ~ Bakers Royale
  3. Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries ~ The Naked Kitchen
  4. Canada Day Layers Jell-O ~ Open Source Food
  5. Blueberries with Yogurt and Maple Syrup ~ Epicurious (Great on shortcake)
  6. Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies ~ All Day I Dream About Food
  7. Canadian Flag Rice Krispies Treats ~ Corrinna Johnson
  8. Strawberry Marshmallow Kabobs ~ Family Food and Travel
  9. Strawberry Custard Tarts (AKA Tim’s Tarts) ~ Rock Recipes
  10. Maple Cream Fudge ~ Thibeault’s Table


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Traveling Around With a Scoot & Ride Highway Freak



We had the chance to review the Scoot & Ride Highway Freak recently with Spencer.



I have to say this was one of my favourite reviews. We had been talking about maybe getting Spencer a scooter since he has very bad anxiety over his bike. Without his training wheels he is afraid to fall.

He has very poor balance so it makes him nervous on a bike. We thought maybe with a scooter he would gain the knowledge of balancing without the fear of falling.

So when it arrived I pulled it out right away.

I have to say the actual put together took seconds and it was so easy. There is also stickers on it to inform you how to switch it from a scooter to a push-bike.

I had his helmet and his Scoot & Ride Highway Freak ready for him. When he walked up to the porch I brought it out to show him.



He was very excited to try it out. (Which was a relief for me. Sometimes new physical activities is a fight because he fears getting hurt.)

He put on his helmet and away he went. Up and down the sidewalk as if he has always owned this scooter. It was amazing as a parent to watch him since he rarely just freely tries something new.


Since that day he has wanted to take his Scoot & Ride Highway Freak everywhere. He rides it to the store with me, down the sidewalk while Mike and Hayley are playing with the RC car out front of our house and just because he wants to ride around.

Now he can keep up with his friends who are riding their bikes around while he rides his Scoot & Ride Highway Freak. If I had known he would have loved it. We would have picked one up sooner!

Spencer gives his Scoot & Ride Highway Freak 2 thumbs up!



I love that he has a lot of confidence riding it. If I had known how well he would take to it, I would have picked one up sooner! If your child is nervous on the bike, I recommend trying a Scoot &  Ride Highway Freak.

Features of the Scoot & Ride Highway Freak:

  • Height Adjustable handle-bar
  • Anti-slip Sandpaper on the scooter
  • Back Brake
  • Slider Changes Scooter to Push-Bike
  • No tools needed to assemble
  • Anti-slip handles
  • Soft EVA seat
  • Kick stand

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 years and can carry up to 50 kgs. (110lbs)

The handle-bar is adjustable at 2 levels to help with ergonomic posture while riding either as a scooter or a push-bike.

CLICK HERE to order your own Scoot & Ride

CLICK HERE to see what store in your area carries Scoot & Ride


I received the product above to review but all my opinions on this blog are my own.
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Hydrate Your Skin with #UdderlySmooth ~ Review/Giveaway



Udderly Smooth is one of my favourite products for my skin.


Being on dialysis, my skin gets dry very easily due to the dialysis pulling water from my body. I find Udderly Smooth creams helps my skin.

The package I reviewed contained Udderly Smooth Foot Cream, Udderly Smooth Body Cream and 4oz. bottle of Udderly Smooth Hand Cream and 2oz. bottle of Udderly Smooth Hand Cream.

Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter is available in 8oz jars. Udderly Smooth Foot Cream is great to help dry feet. While you can put it on anytime of the day. I usually have a shower, then dry my feet and place the Udderly Smooth Foot Cream on. Then over my feet I put socks to keep the cream on my feet.


Udderly Smooth Body Cream great for anytime of the day. I find my legs get very dry all year round. While wearing shorts, I don’t want dry looking legs. Applying Udderly Smooth Body Cream makes my legs feel smooth and hydrated.


I keep Udderly Smooth Hand Cream (4oz) by my bed and the Udderly Smooth Hand Cream (2oz) in my purse, so it is always within reach.  With doing dishes, cleaning my house and doing dialysis, my hands dry out easily. I find always having Udderly Smooth Hand Cream on hand helps to not allow my hands get dry and cracked.


Udderly Smooth would like to offer one Canadian Basics fan a chance to win a Udderly Smooth prize pack for themselves.

Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec)

Ends June 26/15

Enter in the Giveaway tool below

Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. The Winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm their email address. If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Prizes can take 2-6 weeks for delivery. For more information on Contest Disclosure CLICK HERE
 I received the above products from the sponsor to review but the opinion expressed in this post is my own.
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Enter to Win $5000 ~ Canada


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Enter to win $5000. What would you do if you won? I know I would buy paint and decor for my house.


Open to: Canada (age of majority)

Ends: August 28/15

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Personalized Poster ~ $3.99



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Looking for a great gift for someone in your life?

Groupon has a great deal on Personalized Posters for $3.99.

These posters are personalized with a montage of unlimited private photos. The online software allows customers to select up to twenty different layouts with several fonts, patterns and backgrounds to satisfy all tastes. Scrapbook items can be added to the poster depending on the selected style. The posters last a long time since they are printed on acid-free Photo Lustre paper.

  • 11.69 x 16.53 in. (29.54 x 41.98 cm) poster (A3 size)
  • Montage of unlimited photos
  • 190 gsm acid-free, water and dirt resistant Photo Lustre paper
  • Online creation software
  • Portrait or landscape format
  • Up to 20 layouts
  • Selection of fonts, frame patterns, background and scrapbook items


Check out these and other products on Groupon.



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Enter to Win a Portable Gas Grill & $200 Grocery Gift Card #Ontario





Residents of Ontario can enter for a chance to win a Napoleon TravelQ TQ285 Portable Gas Grill, $200 grocery gift card, and Ontario Turkey swag. I could use a new grill!

Open to: Ontario

Ends: July 17/15

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