Giveaway RoundUp! – October 1, 2014

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

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “Win a @MyDeepRelief Recovery Pack 10/10 CAN http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3WY via @MyBitsandBleeps” 

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Giveaway RoundUp! – September 24, 2014

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

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “Get Back to Routine with $122 Prize Back @CoverGirl @SecretDeodorant @FreshEffects #PGMom CAN… http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3VG via @MyBitsandBleeps”

2)  “Win a @MyDeepRelief Recovery Pack 10/10 CAN http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3WY via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
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The @HyundaiHockey Jersey Giveaway #HyundaiDriveSquad Winner Is … Is It You?

@HyundaiHockey Jersey Giveaway CAN 14/09 #HyundaiDriveSquad http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Ux via @MyBitsandBleeps

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

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Min: 1  Max: 44

Result: 37 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Fan R says:

 

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 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.

Disclosure:  Hyundai Canada has provided the above giveaway prize.  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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Tuesday Talk – September 30, 2014

Where has September gone?  I have spent the last few weeks going bananas!  Visiting my mom in the hospital nearly every day has really put me in a dark place … to see how life is slowly taken away from someone is extremely hard to witness.  My mom’s moments of lucidity still exhist; however, the ‘other’ moments are beginning to linger a little longer and more often.

It is interesting how the mind works (or doesn’t).  That sounds weird for me to say doesn’t it?  What I mean is, I find it amazing how my mom (for example) can remember all the details of when she came to Canada in 1967 but can’t remember if she ate today. It’s how Alzheimer’s works … it’s truly interesting.

I look at the calendar and am in disbelief.  September has come and gone, and I don’t know how I got through it.  I hope that October perks me up.

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My 3 Minute Beauty Routine With @Olay and @Covergirl #PGMom

How do I look good in just a few moments?  It takes just 3 minutes (after my face is washed) for me to get ready to go!  I promise.  Pssst, you can do it too!

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Step 1:  use my two essentials …

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream – improving the appearance of pores and uneven skin tone for a flawless, airbrushed finish.

Eye Brightening CC Cream

This daily all-in-one treatment provides 7 beautiful benefits to colour and correct the skin around your eyes in one simple step.

Enjoy a more youthful appearance around your eyes effortlessly. Our new Eye Brightening CC Cream works to brighten the skin around your eyes while balancing skin tone for an even, radiant complexion.

Step 2: brush on mineral powder

Step 3: apply eye shadow – EYE ENHANCERS 3-KIT SHADOWS

Step 4: moisten lips – LIPSLICKS SMOOCHIES SIZZLE GLOSS

…. and I’m good to go!  Didn’t I tell you it was easy?

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Easy Ways To Save For Your Child’s Education

Easy Ways To Save For Your Child’s Education

See how easy it is to save for your child’s education with Heritage Education Funds. I know it sounds unbelievable; there’s a simple solution – a Heritage Education Funds Inc. Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Many parents utilize government grant programs to help save towards their children’s
 future education.  It helps a lot, and makes saving more manageable.  Now, doesn’t saving for  education costs sound like it can be done?  Did you know that investment earnings on contributions in an RESP of up to $50,000 are tax-sheltered until withdrawn by the student which are then taxed at the student’s tax bracket?  It’s easy to help them save. 

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves … let’s first look at what an RESP is:

RESP: Registered Education Savings Plan

An RESP is an education savings plan registered under Canada’s Income Tax Act, which is established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to a beneficiary (usually a child) when he or she pursues a post-secondary education. Income on savings within an RESP is tax sheltered until the child is ready for post-secondary education. The earnings are taxed in the hands of the student/beneficiary, who typically pays little to no tax. In addition, RESPs may qualify for various government grants/incentives helping parents, relatives and friends save for a child’s post-secondary education. Both potential subscribers and beneficiaries must have a valid Social Insurance Number. A beneficiary must be a Canadian resident when the RESP is opened and every time a contribution to an RESP is made.

This is the perfect way to ease your mind (and that of your child’s) without worrying how to go about paying for university or college.  To make things easier, anyone can start saving!  That’s right; parents, grandparents, other family members and friends can all help to save towards a child’s post-secondary education. Tell Uncle Joe to open an RESP for his nephew’s future education instead of purchasing another toy. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

You already know what your options are; today families without an RESP have to:

• Borrow the money


• Withdraw funds from their personal savings, retirement
 funds or investments


• Mortgage their home


• Pay-as-they-go


Let their child earn the money or depend on student loans

There are many savings options ‘out there’ so I would suggest a little research is in order.  A step in the right direction would be to contact a Heritage Representative to discuss how you might Embrace the Future.  They pride themselves on exceptional personal service, and can provide assistance in several languages, including French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Hindi.

Heritage Education Funds Inc. has been helping Canadian families save in an RESP since 1965. The Home Office is located in Toronto, Ontario; with various locations across Canada. [www.HeritageRESP.com] Their Dealing Representatives provide professional RESP expertise, enrollment information, ongoing support and services.

HERITAGE EDUCATION FUNDS INC.

Heritage Education Funds Inc. (Heritage) is one of Canada’s leading providers of group Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) with $2.33 billion in assets under administration. Heritage has been helping parents save for their child’s post-secondary education for almost 50 years. I believe an RESP is one of the best ways to save for a child’s post-secondary education; it’s wise to use Heritage Education Funds RESPs because there are flexible savings options to suit your needs and help you give a child a brighter future through the gift of education.

If you’d like to start saving for your child(ren)’s post-secondary education, Heritage Education Funds Inc. has RESP savings plans to assist you.:

Heritage Plans

A Group RESP, such as the Heritage Plans * is the Registered Education Savings Plan of choice for many Canadian families because of its pooled fund strategy. The Heritage Plans take all contributions made by subscribers and pools them together, along with applicable government grants. The pooled funds are then invested in various fixed-income lower risk investments such as government bonds and GICs, which typically earn a competitive and consistent return.

Impression Plans

You can set your own schedule by contributing to an Impression Plan RESP whenever it’s convenient for you. Once your child is ready for post-secondary education, you can withdraw your contributions (less fees), all government grant money, and all income you’ve earned; applying the funds to your child’s university tuition.**

The Impression Plan* invests your contributions and government grants into fixed-income lower risk investments.

For more information about Heritage Education Plans, please visit, http://goo.gl/ppqYVj. If you would like to contact a representative, visit http://goo.gl/z6BfGA

Of course I am not a professional; I strongly recommend that you do everything possible to learn more about RESP’s and then make an educated decision.  Get as much information possible … here are the top 10 reasons to choose Heritage Education Funds.

I know you might feel a little intimidated but, trust me, getting organized and on track makes everything easier.  You’ll feel more in control of what’s coming up ahead.  In my case, I have a 16 year-old teenager that is halfway through high school.  She’ll be able to afford a post-secondary education without the constant worry of student loans.  She’ll be debt-free and worry-free … and so will I.

Here’s a treat …  HERITAGE EDUCATION FUNDS INC. currently has a CAMPAIGN/CONTEST that you should enter …  it’s an Annual RESP Draw:

Win! There is $20,000 in contributions towards RESPs to be given away! It’s back once again! Their Annual RESP Draw offers you a chance to win 1 of 8 contributions of $2,500 towards a Heritage Education Funds RESP. Draw date is December 31, 2014.

http://www.heritageresp.com/WinaRESP

 Good Luck!

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Monday Mumblings – September 29, 2014

My thoughts are racing; they’re rushing every-which-way so I thought it best to try to capture some of those thoughts before they all slip away.

As my thoughts ooze from my mind, through my pen, and onto my blank page, I am feeling off-guard and vulnerable.  It doesn’t surprise me because it’s difficult to let go of some of the pain; it would mean exposing myself.  Since blogging has been exposing myself.  Since blogging has been so therapeutic; to-date, I find it somehow easier to share my thought. It also is a way to record moments for future reference, and it (hopefully) can help others that might be going through the same situation.

As you know, my mom has Alzheimer’s and is in the hospital waiting for a long-term bed to become available.

The Alzheimer’s is progressing rapidly and I’m running out of lucid moments of time with my mom.  It’s scary … I’m scared, and can’t imagine how scared she must be feeling inside! What’s worse, she isn’t able to express her thoughts or feelings!  She has them but they’re trapped inside her mind!  She tries to say a word but every sound she makes is undecipherable.  I’m sure she knows that’s the case because her frustration is apparent.

The worst part, for me, is seeing the sadness in her eyes.  I know that she shows that she’s definitely in the late stages.  We still have her … but she’s not really there any longer.  My mom explained it best:  in a moment of lucidity, she said “one moment you are walking, then all of a sudden you are in a pocket of darkness”.  This confirms that  she knows she has those moments.  My mom often says, “my head isn’t well anymore”, and “I can’t say what I want to say”.

I feel horrible that there’s nothing I can do to ease her confusion.

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Lovely Lampe Berger

Do you have a smelly house?  We have 2 cats and my partner plays hockey and golf so no matter how much we clean, disinfect, or deodorize there’s always a familiar ‘smell’ in the air.  Enough said; we are always looking for different ways to remove odours, fragrance and kill airborne bacteria.

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Enter Lampe Berger … invented in 1898, Lampe Berger is still successful and has an international reputation – distributed in 56 countries, present in 7,000 sales outlets around the world.  The Lampe Berger is available in a variety of styles, designs and materials in order to meet every individual’s desires. The collection today is made up of 100+ beautiful lamps and 50+ fragrances (warm notes, fresh floral, sublime sparkle, exotic scents, and enlivening, amber tones).

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… and in only a few simple steps, you’re ready to tickle your senses!

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It looks like a scary flame; but, I promise you it’s not that bad.  You only need to let it burn like this for a couple minutes and then you blow the flame out … and let the scent linger …

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Why Lampe Berger?

- Deodorizes – its catalytic process eliminates undesirable odours.
– Creates a beautiful scent – its release system provides you better indoor scenting quality.
– Decorates your home

Thanks to its new scent release system, called catalysis, LAMPE BERGER offers you cleaner and fragranced air at home, for greater wellbeing.

In Toronto, there are many Lampe Berger retailers – locate one near you.

Lampe Berger Paris reached out to My Bits and Bleeps to try out one of their gorgeous lamps.  We were more than happy to accept!  It was really easy to set up (we followed the steps carefully), and we loved the result: a sexy scent filled our home!

There are so many different styles and colours to choose from; certainly it makes a perfect gift for your loved ones.  Christmas is fast approaching so you might want to consider reviewing the whole Lampe Berger Paris product line. Visit the website www.lampeberger.ca.

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Disclosure:   I received products, free of charge, in exchange for my 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 Lampe Berger’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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Get Back to Routine Prize Back @CoverGirl @SecretDeodorant @FreshEffects #PGMom Winner Is … Is It You?

“Get Back to Routine with $122 Prize Back @CoverGirl @SecretDeodorant @FreshEffects #PGMom CAN… http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3VG via @MyBitsandBleeps”

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

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Min: 1  Max: 390

Result: 360 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

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 P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program, however, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.  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:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&Gevents and opportunities.  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 P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
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Kellogg’s Prize Pack Giveaway #kelloggers Winner Is … Is It You?

“Kellogg’s Prize Pack Giveaway CAN 12/12 #kelloggershttp://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Va via @MyBitsandBleeps”

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

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Min: 1  Max: 245

Result: 25 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

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!

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Terms and Conditions: Open to Canadian residents.  All entries will be verified.  Winner will be drawn using random.org .  Winner will be notified by email and/or blog announcement; you will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner is chosen. Prize will be mailed out by the giveaway Sponsor.  This giveaway ends March 10th 8:00 pm EST.  Winner will be required to, and understands that they will, provide their full name, address and telephone number which will be given to the Sponsor to mail out your prize.

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

Jeannine ~ Member of the Kelloggers Network Team

Visit:  www.kelloggsnutrition.ca                               To learn more visit:  www.kellogg.ca
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Win a @MyDeepRelief Recovery Pack 10/10 CAN

There’s a new topical product that just came out called Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray which reduces inflammation, and provides a penetrating cooling formula that works on contact for targeted pain relief of sore muscles.

Ice Cold SprayThis convenient format is easy to dispense … just point and spray … especially in those hard to reach places!  It’s fast acting and long lasting pain relief that cuts down on the pain.  It’s really comforting to have the targeted pain relief; the area feels ‘numb’ almost instantly … and you really don’t use a lot of product at one time.  I really like having a variety of formats at my disposal.  Sometimes gel is preferred; but in my opinion, the spray is definitely easier.  I prefer it when I’m alone and can’t really get at certain spots!

Not only does Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray relieves pain, it also reduces inflammation … so you can keep doing the things you love doing.

For additional information visit:  www.deeprelief.ca

*Always read and follow the label.

Deep Relief products contain active ingredients that are safe and effective such as; Menthol (derived from peppermint), Methyl salicylate (derived from wintergreens), Capsaicin (derived from chili peppers).

Connect with Deep Relief:
Twitter  @MyDeepRelief
Facebook  facebook.com/DeepReliefCanada

My Bits and Bleeps readers can enter to win a  prizepack valued at $75:

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  • Deep Relief Ice Cold Pain Gel 255g $8.99
  • Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray $9.99
  • Deep Relief Heat spray $8.99
  • Deep Relief Yoga Mat $25.00
  • Deep Relief cinch bag $10.00
  • 1 Dual Action Neck, Shoulder, & Back Pain Relief (hands free) $14.99

When Does it Start/End?

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: October 10, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excludes 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.  [Please read entire Terms and Conditions]

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

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

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]
  • Follow Deep Relief on Facebook (+1 entry)
  • Follow Deep Relief on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)
  • Follow me on YouTube (+1 entry)
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)

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 received products, free of charge, in exchange for my 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 Deep Relief’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
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