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CONTEST: Win 250 Letterpress Business Cards from Jukeboxprint.com!

My favourite business cards are ones that use letterpress. There’s just something about how timeless and traditional they look, especially when combined with a new and modern design. It creates such an elegant feeling – perfect for stand-out business cards, wedding invitations, or special occasion flyers. :)

Last year I redesigned my personal business cards and once again used my favourite online print shop, Jukeboxprint.com. I think having beautiful, well-designed business cards are a really nice touch when networking or even on a job interview. And I love it when people ask where I got my cards from, and who designed them for me. :) So you can bet that when I create new cards in the next few months, I’ll definitely be trying out Jukeboxprint’s letterpress option.

Letterpress High Res

So in celebration of making a good first impression and having business cards you can be proud of, I have teamed up with my friends over at Jukeboxprint.com  to give away ONE (1) set of 250 letterpress business cards (40 pt cotton stock – one of their most expensive and premium stocks) with 2-colour output. This includes free shipping to ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!  

There are FOUR ways to enter:

  1. +1 entry: Tweet about the contest (copy and paste the following: “Jukeboxprint.com is giving away Letterpress Business Cards. Follow @Jukebox and enter now: http://wp.me/pPQjl-3Cp“).
  2. +2 entry: Follow @jukebox on Twitter.
  3. +3 entry: Comment on this blog post and tell me what you think of the Letterpress cards from Jukeboxprint.com.
  4. +1 entry: Like Jukeboxprint.com on Facebook.

Rules:

  • You MUST use Rafflecopter to record all of your entries.
  • I am giving away one (1) sets of 250 business cards.
  • Shipping is free worldwide.
  • Contest closes February 28, 2014.

Good luck! :)

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FlipBelt Review & Giveaway

In my seemingly never-ending quest for the best way to carry “stuff” while I run, I’ve tried lots of different things over the years – from a lightweight Arc’teryx running vest, to one of those dorky looking hip belts, to those bulky iPod arm bands – nothing worked.

You see, I like keeping my iPhone on me at all times – not to make calls or text while I run – but to feel safe. If I run into trouble (twist my ankle, get beaten up, etc.), I have a way to communicate. I also like it because I don’t have to worry about carrying a bunch of gadgets around – it keeps me connected, plays music, and records my run through the Nike+ app.
2013-04-03 13.53.11Anyway, earlier this year, I came across something called the FlipBelt. It’s basically a stretchy band of material that fits snug around your waist, holding everything from your iPhone, to keys, to money/credit cards. And once I start doing longer runs, I might want to tuck a PowerGel in there as well. The FlipBelt looked minimalistic, and I liked that (because who wants to run with a fanny pack!?)… but I was skeptical. I kept telling myself that it was a gimmick, and wouldn’t really work. But I ordered one anyway …

… and I’ve been running with it ever since. I LOVE the FlipBelt. This is seriously the answer to all of my running problems. I can safely and comfortably tuck my iPhone into the band, without having to worry about whether it will get damaged if it’s raining out, or having my arm get tired of holding it for an hour. It doesn’t look dorky, it stays out of my way, and it stays in place. I don’t even know it’s there when I’m running.

flipbelt

Sizing: some people wear their FlipBelts around their natural waist – but I prefer to wear it snug on my lower hip. A small fits perfectly for me right now. It sits on my hip, doesn’t move at all, and I feel really secure that all of the stuff inside the FlipBelt is secured, and not moving around. If you’re feeling paranoid, you can also flip the belt inwardly to “lock” the items a bit better, but I’ve never felt the need to.

It’s also super easy to get stuff out of the belt while you’re running. Near the end of my run, I like to take my iPhone out so that I can use the Nike+ app, and I’ve never had to fumble or struggle, like I’ve done before with velcro, zippers, or armbands.

The FlipBelt comes in a variety of different sizes and colours, and I’m loving it so much that I’ll likely order another one – but maybe in a brighter colour. :) I think it’s perfect for someone who likes running, hiking, or walking, and is looking for a minimalistic approach to carrying a few things around while they’re out being active.

So now for the fun giveaway. You can win your very own FlipBelt! Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Remember that if you don’t use the Rafflecopter widget, your entries won’t count!

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P.S. if you need to get your hands on a FlipBelt NOW, please feel free to use the coupon code GMBMFB10 for 10% off your order at FlipBelt.com.  :)

KANETIX.ca is offering a chance to win $5,000!

What’s your mortgage rate? Back in 2011 when I bought my townhouse, my mortgage rate of 3.74% (5-year fixed) was considered extremely good. Now? Not so much. I’ve run the numbers, and refinancing doesn’t work for me, but people looking to enter the housing market (like a few of my friends) can now get rates much lower than that.

In fact, KANETIX.ca is offering a Spring Mortgage Rate Special, offering customers a super low interest rate of 2.75% on a 5-year fixed! And to top it off, they’re offering homebuyers who secure a mortgage rate online a chance to win $5,000. Not only are KANETIX customers automatically entered to win the $5,000 prize, but they can also gain entries by connecting with KANETIX and sharing the contest via social media. If you’re the lucky one that wins, that’s a pretty significant chunk of change that you can dump onto your mortgage, or do a few renovations around the new home. :)

Until April 19th, customers in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland are eligible for a chance at the $5,000 prize. Sorry British Columbians. :) For more information on the Kanetix mortgage $5,000 giveaway, click here.

About KANETIX

KANETIX was one of Canada’s first online insurance marketplaces, and provides over a million quotes per year to customers looking to compare mortgages and and credit cards. Launched in the fall of 2012, the KANETIX online mortgage rates comparison service allows shoppers to secure rates online in minutes, without actually having to complete a full mortgage application – which I think is pretty cool. Customers will then have the option to complete the mortgage pre-approval process online, or through a licensed mortgage broker over the phone.