#RedDotSafeSpot No Bullying Here & Twitter Party

THERE’S NO PLACE FOR BULLIES HERE.  #RedDotSafeSpot

Have you heard of the amazing anti-bullying initiative that is spearheaded by RioCan? If you haven’t you will be hearing more and more about it and you will want to be part of it as we will all be saying “There’s no place for bullies here”!

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Building A Better Future, Tangerine Launches #BrightWayForward Campaign

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With the launch of their new #BrightWayForward campaign, Tangerine is moving beyond the financial world and looking for ways to help Canadians across all aspects of life. One of their main priorities is investing in youth across the country to create brighter futures.

Teaming up with Canadian basketball legend and 7-time NBA All-Star  Steve Nash for the launch, #BrightWayForward was created in the belief that building up confident, optimistic individuals who take positive action in their lives will help form the backbone of strong communities. Tangerine will support programs that inspire self-esteem, teamwork and leadership and encourage a sense of belonging and acceptance – essential ingredients to creating a bright way forward today and tomorrow.  Putting this plan in motion, last Sunday March 29, Tangerine took to the courts with 150 kids at the Robert Lee YMCA of Greater Vancouver for a fun afternoon of basketball and life-skills workshop for kids aged 9-13, in partnership with Canada Basketball and UNITY.

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To help kick off the program in the East Coast,  Tangerine is working with the United Way Toronto and the following community organizations to help make a difference:

  • ACCES Employment - empowers job seekers from diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to employment.
  • FoodShare - advocates for equal access to healthy food; works with schools and communities to deliver healthy food and food education.
  • UNITY Charity - uses the arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success.
  • YMCA of Greater Toronto - focuses on providing every individual in the community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership.
  • Youth Without Shelter - an emergency residence and referral agency that provides homeless youth aged 16-24 with empowering support programs in a safe environment.

Through its work with these respected organizations as well as Canada Basketball and Steve Nash Youth Basketball,  Tangerine hopes to leverage the optimism and inclusiveness that Canadians are known for to create a positive impact today, while also inspiring others to get involved tomorrow – creating momentum that will empower people for years to come.

To learn more about Tangerine’s sponsorship and community investment activities, please visit brightwayforward.ca.

About Tangerine

Tangerine is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With more than 1.9 million clients and close to $38 billion in total assets, we are Canada’s leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning client service. From no-fee daily chequing and high-interest savings accounts, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, mortgages and mutual funds, Tangerine has the everyday banking products Canadians need. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, our presence extends beyond our website and Mobile Banking app to our 24/7 Contact Centres and our Café locations. Tangerine was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Follow them on Twitter @TangerineBank.

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Canadian Beef’s Twitter Party for the Launch of “The Roundup” App

Canadian Beef Twitter Party

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time: 8:00pm – 8:30pm EST

Host: @LoveCDNBeef

Hashtag: #CanadianBeefApp

Prizes: 5 $100 Amex gift cards

To celebrate the launch of Canadian Beef’s new app “The Roundup”, we would like you to join us @Shesconnected and @LoveCDNBeef for an informative Twitter Party on all the fantastic features the app has to offer and share your tips and tricks to delicious beef dishes. The Roundup app is a one-stop guide to buying & cooking beef. When it comes to buying beef, many of us stick to what we know and save being adventurous for eating out at restaurants. Over-cooking and under-cooking beef can ruin a good meal and upset the strongest of stomachs.  The Roundup beef app takes away all concerns with its tips on handling and storing beef before and after cooking and has a useful colour coded charts, highlighting the different cuts and tenderness. These helpful tips and recipes for cooking different cuts of beef to retain flavour and tenderness can turn a simple meal into a  gourmet feast. It also highlights the nutritional value for a balanced diet.

Whether you are an experienced chef or student learning to fend for yourself, this useful app has something for you! It is a perfect guide to glance at while strolling through the aisles of a supermarket or faced with a challenge in the kitchen.  Join us for a fun and factual Twitter party and learn the difference between a brisket and a shank and cooking with slow cooker and a crock pot. This will be one Twitter Party that is sure to leave your mouth watering!

For more information, check out: Twubs.com/CanadianBeefApp

 

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I’m Shaving My Head for Cancer Research

I’m Shaving My Head for Cancer Research #NoHairSelfie

Did you know that in 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide? That just blows my mind, it’s time to kick cancer in the butt and I want to do something to bring attention back to those staggering numbers!

That’s why I’m shaving my head virtually and joining the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s #NoHairSelfie movement on February 4, 2015 – World Cancer Day.  Continue reading

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Three Days of Boxing Day Savings at Target Canada!

Right after Christmas is my favourite holiday of the year, Boxing Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but Boxing Day is my favourite day for a little retail therapy.

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This year Target Canada‘s deals are going to last three days, so if you can’t make it out on the 26th, you have two more days to save! The best part is that their flyer is already posted online, so you can plan your shopping trip before you head out!

Here are some of my favourite deals:

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This 48″ LED TV alone is worth lining up at 6am for. You can’t beat $299.99 for a brand new 48″ TV.

 

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Good towels are something everyone needs. For only $3 each you can replace all of your old towels that have seen their day.

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These sheets are my personal favourite. I own a set already and they are AMAZINGLY comfortable. I will definitely be going to get a couple more sets of these sheets.

These are just a couple of the great deals Target Canada has to offer this Boxing Day. Doors open at 6am on Boxing day and I recommend getting there early.

But if you can’t make it out on the 26th, Target’s sales are going to last three full days! Be sure to check out Target Canada’s flyer ahead of time to plan your shopping trip.

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#TOMSforTarget for Holiday Shopping and #TogetherSweater Giveaway #SeasonsTweetings

Still need some last minute Christmas gifts? This is a friendly reminder there are  still TOMS for Target items left exclusively at Target stores. However time is running out to grab these great items! If you haven’t had a chance to check out the collection yet I highly recommend you do.

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Still time to grab a gift for that special someone on your list and give back to those in need at the same time. This partnership is great in the sprite of the holidays and gift giving.

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There are still a fair selection of women’s, men’s, and children’s TOMS clothing left in stock. Tee shirts, hoodies, denim and more! My fav item that is still left that I saw in store is the women’s cream denim jacket,  pictured below. It is so fun and casual, great for running errands while looking good!

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 TOMS and Target are giving meals, blankets and shoes to those in need. What is given back to the community differs depending on the the TOMS for Target item purchased.

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Have you checked out the collection at Target ? What were your thoughts? What did you purchase? Did you shop for yourself or others? Let me know!

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We are also giving away a #TOMSforTarget Together Sweater. These sweaters are limited edition and aren’t available in store. Only way to get one is to enter now for your chance to win.
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Great Gift Idea for Disney’S FROZEN Fans and {Giveaway} #OnlyAtLeons

Are you a fan of Disney’s FROZEN? At ShesConnected we all are.

We know that you are all looking for great gift ideas. Well how about putting a Frozen kid’s Recliner under the tree this year?  Well thanks to Leon’s Furniture you will be able to on December 18, 2014.

It will be available in-store only. NOT online.

Be sure to take the morning off on Thursday December 18th and get in line! You know how much this will be wanted!  With the popularity of FROZEN, you know they are going to sell out!

While you are waiting for December 18th, why not enter the contest to #WIN One!

It’s the holiday’s and the folks at Leon’s Furniture also want to giveaway a Disney FROZEN kid’s recliner as well. You can enter below!

The contest runs from December 12, 2014  to December 19, 2014!  Good Luck and Happy Shopping!

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Twitter Party alert: #CleanHappensCA

Save the date, because you do not want to miss another fun Twitter party. Kick off the month of December with some fun. Monday, December 1st 2014 the #CleanHappensCA Twitter chat is going to happen from 12pm to 12.30pm eastern time.

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Twitter Party

Date: Monday December 1., 2014

Time: 12:00pm E

Hosts: @TargetCanada @CleanHappens and @Shesconnected

Prizing Announcer: @ShopppingWoman

Hashtag: #CleanHappensCA

Rules and Regs: Better Life Twitter Party Contest FINAL rules

Twubs: http://Twubs.com/CleanHappensCA

 

I will be there…Are you?

For more information on The Better Life cleaning products line you can go check them on-line:

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#LeonsBlackFriday RT to WIN Contest

It’s that time of the year again, Black Friday, and Leon’s furniture has some amazing door crashers they want to share with you!

Be sure to get there early on Friday, November 28 because these incredible door crasher specials aren’t going to last long!

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Can’t make it there Friday morning? Don’t worry because Leon’s furniture is giving one lucky person a chance to win a door crasher of their choice.

All you have to do is visit @LeonsFurniture on Twitter, Retweet one of their contest images with the hashtag #LeonsBlackFriday, and you’re automatically entered to win you choice of one of the door crashers!

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Leon’s Retweet to Win Twitter Contest Rules

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION: Contest begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on November 26, 2014 and ends at 5:00 PM EDT on November 27, 2014 (“Contest Period”). Contest is sponsored by Leon’s Furniture Limited. (“Sponsor”).

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding British Columbia and Quebec, who are sixteen (16) years of age or older in the province or territory in which they reside at all times during the Contest Period and have an account on twitter.com. Prospective entrants without a twitter.com account can create an account without cost by visiting twitter.com and following the onscreen instructions. If an entrant is under the age of majority in the province or territory in which he/she resides, the entrant’s parent or legal guardian must consent to the minor’s submission of an Entry into the Contest and sign and return any other document required by these Rules. If a minor wins any prize in the Contest, the prize will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian of the minor. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest is not open to employees, agents or representatives of the Sponsor (including its divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising or promotional agencies), Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”), prize suppliers, or other parties supplying materials or services in connection with the Contest (collectively, “Excluded Individuals”). Contest is also not open to immediate family members (i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings) of the Excluded Individuals or to any other persons with whom the Excluded Individuals reside.

3. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To participate in the Contest and to be eligible to win a prize, entrants must Retweet a contest image from @LeonsFurniture during the contest period. You will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Limit of one (1) Entry per person from a valid Twitter account during the Contest Period. Creation and use of multiple or alias Twitter accounts in order to exceed the limits on Entries permitted by these Rules may result in the disqualification of all Entries from such accounts as well as disqualification of the entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the authorized subscriber of the twitter.com account used to participate in the Contest at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned a twitter.com account that can be verified by Sponsor. Note that if a Twitter account is set to “protected mode,” updates/responses/replies may not be visible in Sponsor’s inbox and may not thus be received by Sponsor unless the entrant has previously consented to permit Sponsor to see his/her Twitter updates. If an entrant opts to use Twitter via a wireless mobile device (which is not required to enter the Contest), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from the handset according to the terms and conditions of the service agreement with the wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on an entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from his/her prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and entrants should contact their wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to participation in this Contest. Participation in this Contest by mobile device means that an entrant understands that he/she may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Contest which may be subject to charges pursuant to his/her carrier’s rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter. Entrants are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter except as provided within the Twitter Terms of Service and Twitter Rules. Any entrant with questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must contact 1-800-440-0680 for assistance.

4. PRIZES: The winner will be able to select One (1) of the following five (1) items:

One (1) Collier Sofa – ARV $549

One (1) 58’ Samsung 1080p Smart LED TV – ARV $999

One (1) King Koil Memory Foam Queen Mattress – ARV $199

One (1) Frididaire 18CU FT Fridge – ARV $599

One (1) Cuddler II Chair – ARV $699

Contest prize will be awarded by a random draw conducted from all eligible Entries received. On November 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT a random electronic draw will be conducted in Toronto, Ontario to award the Contest prizes. One (1) entrant will be randomly selected as the potential Contest prize winner from all eligible Entries received. The winner will get to select one (1) prize of the five (5) options. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.

In order to be declared a winner of any prize by Sponsor, the potential winner must be in compliance with the Rules, an employee of Sponsor must be able to reach the potential winner by direct message using twitter.com and/or email within five (5) business days of the date on which the potential winner’s Entry was selected, and the potential winner must correctly answer, unaided and within a set timeframe, a mathematical skill-testing question administered by email. Potential winners, or their parent or legal guardian in the case of minors, will also be required to execute and return by mail, fax or email a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification. If a potential winner is not in compliance with the Rules, including by failure to fully complete or return any document required by these Rules, such entrant shall be disqualified from the Contest and another entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible Entries until all winners are finally declared or there are no more eligible Entries. Entrants will not be individually contacted, except for potential winners, who will be contacted by direct message using twitter.com and/or email.

5. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Decisions of Sponsor are final, and entrants agree to abide and be bound by the Rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service and Twitter Rules, and all of the instructions and decisions of the Sponsor. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of the Rules or any decision rendered by Sponsor, the decision or interpretation of Sponsor shall prevail. Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of the Rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules. Sponsor is not responsible if any entrant’s account is suspended by Twitter for violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service or Twitter Rules.

All Entries become the property of, and are subject to verification by, the Sponsor. Any Entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information is invalid. Each prize winner in the Contest agrees to the use of his or her name, Twitter handle, profile picture, comments and/or likeness in any related publicity without further compensation or notice. Your use of twitter.com is subject to Twitter’s Privacy Policy available at twitter.com/privacy.

Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with the Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest (collectively referred to as “Prohibited Acts”), is a violation of law, and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Sponsor contests. For further clarity, Prohibited Acts include, without limitation, the use of any automated equipment to participate in the Contest and creation and use of multiple Twitter accounts or alias Twitter accounts to increase an entrant’s chances of winning a prize.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for Entries that are lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected, or for the failure, interruption, technical malfunction or delay of any online account, application, email, direct message, tweet, or other communication to be received, for any reason; any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Contest website users or by an equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Entries in the Contest; problems with the function of any website or website feature howsoever caused; the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; traffic congestion on the Internet; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers”. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of prizes or winners. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, prizes may be awarded to winners to be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries received up until and or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest or a prize and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not redeemable for cash or credit, transferable or substitutable except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to award a substitute prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. The refusal by an entrant to accept a prize releases and forever discharges Sponsor and its agents of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery.

 

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Black Friday Shopping Tips! #BlackFridayCA

Black Friday. Either you are a BlackFriday Shopper or you are NOT.

I am a Black Friday Shopper. I used to be a boxing day shopper but have converted to BlackFriday because it is in November and I don’t want to wait until December.

This is a long standing family tradition. We save our money. We make our lists. We Shop.

Target asked us to help them put together a list of  Black Friday Shopping Tips. We hope that you find out tips helpful.

Tip 1 – Deal Discoverer

Visit Target.ca to find your local Target Store and check flyers to stay ahead of the rest. Make a plan and be a Black Friday Deal Ninja. Shop like you mean it. Black Friday is on!

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Tip 2 – Wish Lists

Start circling your fave products and create a budget to keep everyone on track and shopping happy.

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Tip 3 – You are Here

Make a shopping plan and pick a place to meet if anyone gets separated from the heard.

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Tip 4 – Shopping Fuel

Stay hydrated and bring some snacks if you can. Starbucks in Target Stores are a great way to take a pit stop. Fuel up and keep going strong.

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Tip 5 – Shop Like a Pro

Comfortable shoes are the difference between a successful shop and becoming a Grinch. Wearing layers can help regulate your body temperature and keep you from overheating.

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Tip 6 – Share the Day

Shop with friends so you can have some extra hands and laughs along the way.

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Tip 7 – Store Hours 101

Know your Canadian BlackFriday deal details. On November 29, 2014 all stores across Canada, with the exception of Quebec, will be open from 6am-11pm.  Quebec Stores will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Tip 8 – Store Map 101

Want to plot out your shopping trip? you can download a map of your local Target Store so you know where to find all of the great deals. Look for it on Black Friday Central.

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Tip 9 – Bring Your Own Bag

Bring compactable shopping bags with you. Great for the environment and more durable than plastic bags

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Tip 10 – Rock the REDcard

Using a Target REDcard is the easiest way to save an additional 5% on top of the crazy Black Friday Deals. ‘T’is the season to save.

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 Twitter Party

Join us for a Twitter Party as we discuss Black Friday #BlackFridayCA

Tuesday November 25, 2014
9:00pm EST
Hosts: @TargetCanada, @ShesConnected
No RSVP, Canada Only
Click here for details: http://blackfridaycatwitterparty.com/

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Learn lots of tips and win some great prizes from great vendors at Target!

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See you on Tuesday!!!

 

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