Giveaway RoundUp! – July 16, 2014

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Hello everyone.  Feel free to follow me and to enter my giveaways.

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “Oh No Hair Moments Giveaway CAN 20/08 #PGMom http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3PS via @MyBitsandBleeps”

2)  “Kellogg’s Cereal & Milk Giveaway CAN 25/07 #CerealAndMilk http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Q4 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

3)  “NEW Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Review/Giveaway CAN 31/07 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3QI via @MyBitsandBleeps”

4)  “Parenting Church Dwight Prize Pack Giveaway CAN 08/08 #ChurchDwightValue http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3R8 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Trojan Giveaway Winner Is … Is It You? #ChurchDwightValue

“Trojan Giveaway CAN 11/07 #ChurchDwightValue http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3OI via @MyBitsandBleeps”  

My Bits and Bleeps is happy to announce our latest giveaway winner(s):

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Anna W says:

I follow via email anna 7992 at gmail (dot) com

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Once again, congratulations to our winners! I hope you enjoy your prize!!  A big thank you to those who entered; better luck next time!

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

Disclosure:  I am a member of the 2014 Church & Dwight Ambassador Program and received compensation and various products in exchange for reviews.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Church & Dwight’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Parenting Church Dwight Prize Pack Giveaway CAN 08/08 #ChurchDwightValue

Being a parent is stressful, plain and simple. In fact, it may just be one of the greatest challenges of your life – especially if it’s a first. All of a sudden you are responsible for a new baby and books can only help so much. If it’s not your first, it becomes a balancing act between your new little one and the rest of the family.

The easiest way to feel prepared is to trust the products you use and Church & Dwight has a variety of products and brands that have you covered. Whether you have a family and kids or are planning, enter now to win the perfect family prize pack! This basket includes amazing products from Rub A535™ and Orajel™ to L’il Critters™ Vitamins and Trojan™. Try Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel to help soothe your baby’s aching gums. With Orajel™ you’ll be sure to find what works best for your baby!

Church & Dwight Prize Pack:

Baby Orajel™ Tooth and Gum Cleanser with finger Brush

Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel

OxiClean™ Baby Stain Remover Spray

OxiClean™ Multi Purpose Baby Powder

L’il Critters ™ Vitamin D3 (For children 2 years +)

RUB A535™ Arnica Spray (For children 2 years +)

Trojan™ Bareskin™ Condoms

First Response™ Easy-Read Ovulation Test

 Total Prize Value: $100

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: August 08, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

You can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry)
  •  leave a new comment on any of my non giveaway posts and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Tell me which product you want to try the most and why? (+1 entry)
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)
  • Tell me, what parenting tips have saved you? (+1 entry)  - answer only once

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).  KEY: +1 entry = 1 comment

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  I am a member of the 2014 Church & Dwight Ambassador Program and received compensation and various products in exchange for reviews.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Church & Dwight’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Monday Mumblings – July 21, 2014

Well, I’ve come to a conclusion …. I’m going stir crazy!  I’ve spent the last one and a half without my daughter being around.  At first, it was a pleasant break: less stressful, less fighting, and definitely not as noisy.  Now, I’m really starting to miss having her around; hold on a sec, I don’t miss the yelling and fighting just my daughter!  I’ll assume she’ll stop being a teenager in a few more years and that she’ll be normal again!  I miss my baby.  I walk into her room half-expecting to see her but of course she’s not there!

Oh woe is me!  Is this what it’s going to feel like when she’s off at College/University?  Or worse, when she moves out?  That day is coming; isn’t it?  Ugh.

Are you looking forward to that day?  Are you preparing for that day or are there too many years ahead for you to start worrying about it?

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@HyundaiCanada Challenges Everything #Genesis #HyundaiDriveSquad

If Hyundai ever chooses to GIFT me the Genesis, I most certainly would welcome it with open arms!  Personally, I could never afford this V6 dynamic vehicle but I can dream though!  The Genesis is a dream-car, that has horsepower, style, and total comfort … everything you could possibly want and more.  It’s built to perform: great suspension and braking system, completely outfitted with all possible safety features, and  a long list of miscellaneous features that complete the deal.

Genesis Collage

Panoramic sunroofWhen I first sat in the driver’s seat, I melted into the super soft leather seat … the seat is powered and has power lumbar support, walk-in assist and is heated.  After adjusting my seat to fit me perfectly, I realized just how many wonderful features it had!

  • heated back seats
  • rear parking sensors
  • 7″ high-resolution touch-screen display with back-up camera
  • push-button start
  • and so much more!!

 

My daughter was in her glory; she was happy that she had space enough to keep her legs crossed while in the front seat!

Dashboard

Challenge #1:   Spend quality time with daughter … mani/pedi, followed by dessert!

Genesis Challenge 1

Challenge #2:  Have some quality alone time with partner … picnic for two.

[this challenge is pending because my partner has had crazy long hours at work]

As soon as some time is freed up, we will be taking that picnic by the lake!

Picnic basket

 Thanks Hyundai Canada.

You can find out more by visiting hyundaicanada.com

I was lucky to test drive this fully-loaded car for an entire week!  It’s been over a week since I gave the Genesis back and I haven’t stopped thinking about it!

Disclosure:  Hyundai Canada provided the Veloster as a one-week test drive.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Hyundai’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Join In the #PGMom #Cleanwater Photo Challenge For Your Chance to Win!

We are so blessed to have clean water, and for it to be a seemingly unlimited supply is such a bonus!  Unfortunately, we often take it for granted. Yet approximately one billion people in the developing world* do not have the same luxury, and diseases from contaminated water are killing more children every day than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined*.

To help provide clean water to those in need, we’ve developed the #cleanwater photo challenge! From July 18 through 31, P&G and Walmart want you to share photos of the role clean water plays in your life and the life of our family and friends.

The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program helps provide clean drinking water to people in need through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. One small P&G purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water.

To date, more than seven billion litres of clean drinking water have been provided by humanitarian organizations across the globe using P&G packets, helping to save an estimated 39,000 lives in more than 75 countries.

This past spring, P&G and Walmart teamed up and committed to donating one day of clean water** for every P&G product purchased at Walmart or Walmart.ca during the month of April. During that month, Canadians rallied together and in the end, P&G donated 8.6 million days of clean water to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund as part of its Clean Water initiative. Since May 1, more than 20 P&G products, including Tide, Pampers, Duracell, Dawn and Pantene have continued to generate a donation equivalent to one day of clean drinking water**.

To help bring the program even closer to its goal of donating 25 million litres of water in a 12 month-period, P&G and Walmart will once again open the program up to include every P&G product from July 16 – 31, 2014***. Your participation can help us reach our goal!

You can help!  Join in by following the calendar with photos to celebrate water in our lives.

CLEAN WATER2

Each day post a photo containing the hashtag of the day, along with the hashtag #cleanwater. Then check out the #cleanwater Pinterest board here to see a curated compilation of the best images from the challenge. At the end of the challenge, one winner will be randomly selected (similar to a Twitter Party) by Stacie Vaughn (Simply Stacie) to receive a $250 Walmart gift card and a bundle of P&G products!

CDW Prize Pack

I can’t wait to see the creative pictures that you come up with! Help raise awareness about this program, and the importance of clean water … and have fun!

Disclosure:  I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group, I have been offered compensation to participate in the #cleanwater photo challenge. The views, opinions and photographs expressed on this blog and in my social networks are my own. 
*Source: World Health Organization
**For every P&G product purchased at Walmart from April 1 – 30, 2014, P&G donated US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund. For each purchase of a selection of P&G products from May 1, 2014 – July 17, 2014, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund.
***For every P&G product purchased at Walmart from July 16 – 31, 2014, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund. For each purchase of a selection of P&G products from August 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund.
Visit walmart.ca/cleanwater for more information.
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Q&A with President and CEO Don Romano #HyundaiDriveSquad

Q&A with President and CEO Don Romano

1)  You began your career in the automotive industry 29 years ago after initially pursuing a career as a pilot. Can you please tell us about your journey from aspiring pilot to piloting the Hyundai brand?

I was a competitive surfer growing up in Southern California. Surfing was my passion and, as a teenager, traveling around the world to explore the best surf spots seemed like a great vocation. I needed to find a way to earn a living while pursuing my dream, so I decided to be a pilot.

I accepted to an internship in the marketing department at the world’s largest air cargo company, the Flying Tigers Airlines. The income helped put me through my undergraduate program at California State University. In the morning, I would help with whatever they needed accomplished that day, but in the afternoon, I was able to train as pilot under the guidance of these elite professionals. I was barely out of my teenage years and training to fly DC8′s and 747’s.

Then, one day, I showed-up for work and discovered the doors were locked. The Flying Tigers had gone out of business.

I was devastated. It also left me with no way to pay for my university education or complete my pilot training. Driving home, I passed by Nissan’s U.S. headquarters and decided to take a chance. I applied and landed an entry level job in marketing. I was lucky, and grateful.

Working at Nissan allowed me to finish my university education, and upon graduation I was offered a full time position in marketing.

Working in the automotive industry was supposed to give me the means to finish training as a pilot. But, instead, I discovered a passion for this business I never knew existed. It quickly took over and I’ve never looked back. Now, 29 years later, I’m President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada, one of the country’s largest and most successful auto brands.

Oh yeah, and one day while visiting dealers in Nova Scotia, I discovered Lawrencetown – one of the best surf spots in the world.

I’m still living the dream.

head shot2)  From your extensive experience in the automotive industry, what would you say are your biggest takeaways 

3)  and trends you have noted in the industry in the last five years?

The most significant change I’ve seen in the last five years is the pace of the industry. New technologies are being developed and introduced at rate that I never dreamed possible. Today’s vehicles are more fuel efficient, better equipped, well engineered, and better looking than ever before. For a customer who may only shop for a new car every five, six, or seven years, they’ll find a market filled with excellent choices from manufacturers they may never have considered before.

To break through, car companies are developing technologies for technology’s sake – features that grab attention in advertising, but are only available on the most expensive trim levels and deliver questionable real-world benefits. At Hyundai, we take a different approach; we democratize technology. Hyundai vehicles have features our customers actually use – like heated front and rear seats, panoramic sunroofs – and put them to our highest volume products.

I think the strategy is working. We have one of the highest rates of customers that are new to our brand and extremely strong customer loyalty. So, more and more people are discovering our brand and loving what they find.

4)  What are some of your greatest passions in life outside of your role at Hyundai?

Hyundai keeps me pretty busy, but when I’m out of the office I’m pretty active. In the winter, my family and I find every excuse to hit the slopes on our snowboards. In the summer, we’ll spend as much time as we can outdoors. I’m a fairly competitive guy, so I’ve been known to join swim teams or participate in triathlons; anything that keeps me moving. And I can never give-up the chance to surf.

5)  Hyundai has come a long way in its 30 years in Canada. What are the biggest contributing factors to its recent period of tremendous growth?

In a nutshell – we are making great cars that people want to drive. J.D. Power just recognized Hyundai as the top-performing non-luxury brand for initial quality. But great quality isn’t enough. Your cars and trucks also have to look good and be efficient, two qualities we really nailed with the current generation of products. I’m also excited about our growth in the SUV segment, in particular with the Tucson and Santa Fe. Families are driving them, urbanities are driving them – their wide appeal certainly contributed to remarkable growth in the sector.

6)  As the new leader of the team, what are your plans for Hyundai?

My focus is on how Canadians experience and interact with the Hyundai brand. Our customers tell us that they already enjoy being part of the Hyundai family, but I think we can take that experience to a higher level. So, you will begin seeing a change in how Hyundai is positioned in the market. For example, our dealerships will be renovated to serve the new generation of product, like the new Genesis premium sedan and Sonata mid-size. We’re also looking at ways to improve the shopping experience both online and in dealerships to deliver a more premium experience.

7)  How does Hyundai give back to Canada?

At Hyundai, we remain very community-minded. Hyundai and its dealers are investing in the next generation of Canadians through the Hyundai Hockey Helpers program that was launched in 2012. The program offers grants for equipment and registration fees to under-resourced kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get in the game. Over the last two years, we’ve helped almost 5,000 kids play hockey that normally would not have been able to play. We are proudly about to launch year three of this great program.

8)  Tell us about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – how is Hyundai involved?

We’re committed to bringing premium features into our vehicles that customers actually use, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are excellent examples of this approach. These systems will allow a driver’s smartphone to ‘project’ onto the in-dash, touchscreen display and control selected apps and services through voice commands. Our plan is to make this technology available in the Canadian market in 2015.

Disclosure:  Hyundai Canada provided the above information.  I am a member of the Hyundai Drive Squad.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Hyundai’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Freebie Friday – July 18, 2014

Tons of free patterns for knitting and crocheting:

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns

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NEW Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains Review/Giveaway CAN 31/07

The iconic breakfast cereal Canadians know and love has a new offering sure to pique the interest of health-conscious Canadians. The new product Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains has just launched and I’ve been selected to be among the first to give it a try!

7223030_GM_CheeriosThe new cereal includes the classic Multi-Grain Cheerios you love with the added natural goodness of lightly puffed and toasted kamut, spelt and corn, and is sweetened with just a hint of cinnamon and spice.

Since there is a growing rate of food allergies, and a higher interest in living a healthier lifestyle,  ancient grains offer great benefits in a healthy, balanced lifestyle.  Ancient grains can provide a richer source of nutrients, like protein, copper, zinc, and many others.  Of course flavour and texture also play an important role.

I really enjoy the full flavour of Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains.  It does have a mild flavour of cinnamon; however, I personally really love the difference in crunch and texture.  I think you should pick up a box and see for yourself!

MGC Ancient Grains Giveaway

Prize:  (for one lucky reader) valued at $170 … includes a NutriBullet, Lululemon yoga mat and block and three boxes of Multi-Grain Cheerios + Ancient Grains.

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: July 31, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (including Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with the PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Mandatory –  answer one of these 4 questions:

§  How do you incorporate ancient grains into your lifestyle?

§  Why are you excited to try this new product?

§  What’s your favourite ancient grain?

§  Why do you think it is important to start your day with ancient grains?

and then You can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  leave a new comment on any of my ‘non-giveaway posts’ and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Tell me why you like Cheerios? (+1 entry[once only]
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
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  • Share this post either via Twitter or via Facebook (+1 entryonce only

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  I have received product(s) in exchange for review.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Cheerio’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Song of the Day – Problem

Band/Artist:   Ariana Grande

Song:  Problem

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