Tag: contest

[ Win it ] Let’s Go to the Ex!

I’ve been going to the CNE with my family since I was a little girl. It’s a tradition that I’ve rarely strayed from each year. Even now that I’m an adult (when did that happen?) I still go with my parents and sister each year. This year I’ll be including my husband on the fun.

The food is a huge draw. The Food building is my jam, and it’s packed with lobster rolls, crazy burgers, raclette, bao tacos, and so much more. There’s always something new to check out each year. The CNE hasn’t announced what wild and wacky food they’ll be having this year, but I bet it will be something unique and tasty.

As a testament to the popularity of Toronto’s ever growing list of night markets, the CNE will be hosting its very own Asian food market this year. Visitors can check out the market from August 30th to September 3rd.

This year, it’s the 125th anniversary of the debut of the Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel was invented in Chicago. Be sure to ride the giant Ferris wheel in honour of this anniversary this summer.

This year, in honor of the year of Canada-China Tourism. 50 artists created 17 illuminated giant silk lanterns. It sounds beautiful, and I’m excited to see them.

What are some of your summer traditions? Do you go to the Ex each year with your family? Or will this be your first time? I’ve partnered with the CNE to giveaway general admission passes and Ride All Day Passes to the CNE this summer! To enter, see below. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

[Win it!] $50 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card & more!

Valentine’s Day remains my favorite holiday. I make a point to break out all of my heart patterned items in preparation (skirts, tights, socks, purses, water bottle, hairclips….hmm, could this be problem? Nah. Never.)

What’s not to love about a holiday devoted to love and chocolate? I plan to spend this Valentine’s Day devouring fondue and watching Zoolander. I’m happy to kick off my week of giveaways with Shoppers Drug Mart and Quo!

One reader will win a Valentine‘s Day Gift Basket from Shoppers Drug Mart!

Win it!

Indulge someone special with a basket of treats from Carnaby Sweet and a $50 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card so she can shop for new beauty products to fill her Quo Cosmetics ‘love’ makeup bag. (more…)

Let’s Go to the Ex…Win Tickets!

The Canadian National Exhibition opens this Friday, August 17th until September 3rd! Going to this local fair is a yearly tradition for me. Here are some of my highlights for the 2012 CNE!

The Sky Ride

As a lover of the Ferris wheel, I’m really excited for the new Sky Ride! The Sky Ride is new for 2012 and is 40 feet above the ground. It carries you across the CNE grounds and kinda looks like a ski lift. You can ride it for free with a Play All Day pass or buy individual tickets.

Food at the Ex!

The Toronto Star Food Building is always a huge draw. So many places to eat, so many different cultures all in one building. This year comes with some new surprises. You can try deep-fried apple fritters, Dutch Krokets (a fried roll with mashed potatoes and beef with rice or noodles, coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried), and finish off with some new cupcakes from Sweetness bakery.

Last but not least….The weekend of August 24 to 26, the CNE will host a huge food truck rally just inside the historic Princes’ Gates. The Food Truck Rally will feature Food Trucks including: Blue Donkey Streetery, Buster’s Sea Cove, Canuk Pizza Truck, Fidel Gastro, Food Dudes, Gourmet B1tches, Hank Daddy’s Barbeque, Gourmet Gringos, Hogtown Smoke, Mike’s Dog House, Per Se Mobile, Pretty Sweet, Rollin’ on the River, Roman Chariot, Stuft, Sweetness Bakery, Texas Tornado, The Urban Smoke, Tiny Toms.

Of course, there are many more things to do at the Ex. Catch a musical performance, nab a deal from the various buildings or win a prize from a games booth. Thanks to the CNE, I’m giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Ex! All you have to do is follow the instructions below, and enter before Friday August 10th.

  (more…)

Giveaway #5: Godiva Chocolates

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Whether you are snuggling up with a loved one, hanging out with friends or dining solo, I hope you have a fantastic day!
What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolates? Nothing! In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m giving away a box of Godiva Chocolates.

This giveaway is generously donated by Pusateris Fine Foods. Pusateris shops are always chock full of delicious gourmet items like cheese, fresh bread and a yummy bakery counter with goodies to take home. Visit them on Facebook or follow them on twitter!


Enter below!
(more…)