Summer is Brief, Capture Every Moment #30SummerDays #Giveaway

On the occasion of Canada’s 147th birthday, I’m pretty excited to kick-off this giveaway for a Nikon Coolpix S9600. For the month of June Staples Canada challenged me to participate in their #30DaysofSummer photo challenge on Instagram. I have to admit that looking through my pictures now, it’s been fun to watch the evolution of the season, from flowers first budding to kids playing in the pool and I’m inspired to keep going…to capture every moment!



Summer in Canada, after all, is brief. Especially this year, since we just came out of the worst winter in decades. That’s why Staples Canada also wants YOU to capture every moment with a new wi-fi enabled camera that makes it easy to take great shots and share them instantly on your favourite social network (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)

capture every moment

Here’s what you need to know about this great camera:

16.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor
22x Optical Zoom – NIKKOR Glass Lens and Up to 4x Digital Zoom (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2,200mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
3.0″ (approx. 460k-dot) TFT-LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound and New 5-Axis Hybrid VR
Features Target Finding Af, intelligent autofocus that instantly and accurately determines your intended subject and focuses on it
Built-in Wi-FiĀ® for instant photo sharing and remote camera control with a compatible smartphone or tablet
18 Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector for effortless photos and videos
High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash
Easily apply creative Image Effects like Glamour Retouch, Quick Retouch, Red Eye Correction, Skin Softening – no need for additional photo or video-editing software
Includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and helps keep it in focus until you’re ready to take the shot
Features Lens-shift Vibration Reduction – keeps the shot steadier, even if your hands are not
Dimensions: 2.5″ H. x 4.3″ W. x 1.3″ D.
Product Weight: 0.45 lb
2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty (details with product)
Included in the Box: Nikon COOLPIX S9600 Digital Camera (Black), Lith-ION Battery, Charger, USB Cable, DVD, Strap

This #30SummerDays giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and closes July 15, 2014 at 11:59pm. ARV of this prize is $299.

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Game of Thrones Giveaway

I started reading the book Game of Thrones not too long ago and I was enthralled. I absolutely loved the book. So, it goes without saying that I couldn’t wait to see the series and I immediately ran out to get it.

To me, it lived up to the book and it didn’t, all at the same time. There are things that have been translated from the book quite literally to the screen, and despite the fact that I read it, I was still surprised to see it so graphically portrayed on film. On the other hand, because there is so much detail in the book, it was impossible for the series to catch every detail. While both the book and series are excellent, I think the book is the clear winner. There are those that disagree.

This is what I gather from those who have done both. If you’ve read the book first, you’ll be a little let down by the series. If you’ve watched the series, you’ll never be able to get through the book. Either way, you’re bound to love one or the other.

Season 2 of Game of Thrones starts April 1st. This is your opportunity to get on the Game of Thrones bandwagon. With Future Shop Ottawa’s help, I’m giving away a copy of Season 1.

Here’s what you need to know.

Open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec). Contest closes April 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM. Follow Future Shop Ottawa on Twitter, then come back here and tell me in the comments what book to movie/television adaptation is your all time favourite. If you already follow, just leave your comment. Easy Schmeasy.


Marley Headphone Giveaway

You may have guessed that I love music. I can’t play it, or sing it or write it, but I can listen to it and I do. Every. Single. Day.

When Future Shop Ottawa approached me about giving some Marley Headphones away I jumped all over it. What better way to listen to music than on a set of incredible headphones! I’ve been testing out a pair for three weeks now and I love mine. They have soft ear cushions and high performance speakers. They also have a three button remote with microphone and volume control. Perfect for watching a movie on my iPad or listening to music on my iPod. You’ll love these.

So here’s the contest: Like my page on Facebook here, Follow @FSOttawa on Twitter here, and finally leave a comment telling me you’ve liked and followed on your favorite song of the day this week. Was it, What Makes You Beautiful, Island in The Sun, Lovers In A Dangerous Time, Man in The Mirror, or Gel.

Only one entry per person. Contest begins Friday, March 2 and will end Monday, March 5 at 5:00. Contest is open to Ontario residents only. If you already like me on Facebook and follow @FSOttawa, you can enter by leaving a comment on your favorite song of the day. I will draw Monday using for the winner! A set of on ear headphones valued at $110 will be sent to the winner. Good luck

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