It’s time for a survey! I created a reader survey to help me get a better understanding of what you use Oshibochko for and what information you’d like to see in the future. I plan on using the survey results to help me give you more of what you want and stop doing what you don’t find value in. In other words, I really value your insights!
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Thank you so much for providing feedback to help make this site what you want, while helping me to maintain the vision for Oshibochko that I started over 8 years ago.
How would you like to win a Cricut Maker Machine ($400), a Brother Embroidery and Sewing Machine ($390) or any of 18 other prizes? I thought you’d be excited about that!
Here’s what’s happening:
The guys at Ultimate Bundles (creators of the Homemaking Bundle that you guys love) are running a giveaway…and not just any giveaway!
Including the prizes I already mentioned, there are 20 prizes (worth almost $4,000 altogether!), so you’ll definitely find something crafty that you’ve had your eye on.
I mean, with categories like Knitting & Crochet; Embroidery & Cross-Stitch; Sewing, Quilting, & Applique, and Mixed Media Fiber Arts (like Weaving), there’s something for every maker.
So take two minutes and head here.
You’ll pick your category, then enter your name and email address. That’s it!
Then you sit back and wait to see if you win.
Just don’t wait to enter, because you must enter by November 26, 2017!
If you ask most parents about the two most important elements of baby gear shopping, they’ll mention price and selection. You want to save as much money as possible, but you still want to be able to choose items that are useful, practical, and sometimes heart-meltingly adorable.
That’s why you’ll want to check out The Baby Event Sale at Best Buy (Sept. 8 – 28, 2017). Best Buy is offering incredible savings on an enormous selection of baby gear like nursery furniture, car seats, strollers, baby clothes, and tons more from brands you know and love.
To celebrate The Baby Event Sale, I’ve partnered with Best Buy to give away a Philips Avent Comfort Electric Breast Pump Set (a $199.99 value!). To enter the contest, simply visit the Best Buy Baby site and below in the comments on Oshibochko, tell them about the one baby product you simply can’t live without. I’ll choose a random winner from all the entrants. Contest ends September 28, 2017
And the Winner is…GINA! Congratulations! 🙂
We’re pretty pumped about this new update from the Petro-Points program! My husband is an avid collector and encourages me to use his card when ever I can. 😉 He’s also “made” me link my Save On Foods card with his Petro-Points so we can earn faster.
All the changes to the program mean you and I can earn points even faster.
Now, collect 10 points per litre on any fuel purchase and collect 10 points per dollar on purchases in-store and on car washes. 10,000 Points equals a $10 value – always.
You can also redeem your points sooner because you are able to redeem your Petro-Points in increments of 1,000 points for dollars off fuel, car washes and in-store purchases at Petro-Canada. You can also redeem your Petro-Points for savings and more with their partners: BCAA, CAA, Discount Car and Truck Rentals, Hudson’s Bay and itravel2000.
Read all about the new Petro-Points program here.
I also mentioned there was a giveaway in the title of this post. One lucky person can win 10,000 Petro-Points! Woo! That should get you off to a great start!
To enter, simply comment on this post letting me know what you would redeem your points for if you won. I’ll draw one Canadian winner randomly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Petro Canada on Twitter.
Petro Canada on Facebook.
Limeapple.ca is about to embark on their popular 12 Days of Christmas deals. Each day from December 1 – 12, you will find a huge discount on one of their buyer favourites. You’ll save big on dresses, their popular bubble hoodies and even clearance items! Their merchandise is especially great for girls that are in gymnastics, swimming or any active sport.
Here’s some info about Limeapple to help you see why it’s a favourite:
Limeapple Boutique, Limeapple Sport and Limeapple Swim offer a wide variety of feminine, fun girls’ clothes in sizes 12 months to 14 that fit, flatter, move and breathe. We’re a favorite among girls—and their moms—because our style is energetic, bright, comfortable and age-appropriate. Our lines feature sportswear for school and beyond as well as dresses for recitals, dances, parties, family events, holidays and every day. Our activewear is performance quality and proves that looking good while dancing, practicing yoga, skating and working out is no sweat. Our swim collection is designed for everything from cannon balls to forward dives, from fighting the waves to beating the competition, and from lounging on the beach to racing off the starting block.
My daughter has one of their bubble hoodies and it’s fantastic. I wish they made it in adult sizes! 😉 Also, another feature I love is the fact that they offer free shipping on orders of just $25 or more. 🙂
Limeapple.ca is feeling especially excited today and they want to offer one Oshibochko reader a $50 gift card to use on anything they want! (Perfect for shopping during their sales!) Enter for your chance to win here:
This giveaway is open to Canadians only and will end at 11:59pm EST Sunday, November 27, 2016. An email will be sent to the winner. Good luck!
I am so so excited. So excited because I get to give away a Dyson vacuum cleaner to one of you! Yahoo! (YOU could win it!)
I had been saving up some money to buy a new vacuum (a Miele or a Dyson) for quite a while when I was contacted by Dyson to see if I’d be interested in trying out a new model. Yes, the answer was definitely yes! I was especially intrigued because this model they were sending me was a “more affordable” option only available at Walmart. It’s more affordable, but works just like the pricier versions. I like that.
The ideal machine for someone who’s always wanted a Dyson: it has the same great technology expected from us, but at a price point that’s manageable. The DC33 has cyclones that capture more microscopic dust than any other cyclone and a HEPA filter that traps microscopic pollen and allergens, ideal for allergy sufferers. And with a self-adjusting cleaner head, it maintains contact with your floor to seal in suction, from hard floors to carpets.
The Walmart Dyson DC33 Origin comes with three added tools to make sure you get the best out of your machine:
Combination accessory tool: nozzle for large debris converts to a brush tool for dusting, ideal for baseboard crevices
Stair tool: attaches to the wand or hose for easy cleaning on stairs
Mattress tool: removes dirt and allergens from mattresses and upholstery
One day, the Dyson DC33 Origin ($398.98), showed up at the door in this box. And I got really excited. Yes, my life has come to that… 😉
Then my daughter and I opened the box to find all of these pieces:
For a moment I got scared. Then I realized they had a handy dandy Quick Start Guide that helped us put it together in no time flat. I found that the pieces went together in a pretty common sense kind of way, so I appreciated that.
Once it was together, my daughter and I got to work vacuuming. The first thing I noticed was how good it cleaned. Then I noticed that it was quite heavy to use, especially after using my old canister vacuum for years.
But the next time I used it, the weight of the machine didn’t bother me at all. I was just impressed with how well it cleaned and the fact that I could vacuum the ceiling with the wand. (Yes, I vacuumed the ceiling…I found dust bunnies up there! ewww!)
Another thing that got me was the fact that I kept pressing the wrong buttons when I wanted to release the wand or other parts. But now that I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, I’m definitely getting the hang of how it works. And I LOVE it!
At the point of sharing too much, I have a picture of the mess it cleaned in one day. (Most of it is from our newish wool rug which sheds like an animal currently.)
Not bad eh? The house just feels so good after I vacuum knowing that all the dirt is gone.