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Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux Book Tour

Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.

Author: Jennifer Comeaux - Website Twitter: @LadyWave4 Facebook Goodreads 

Purchase - Amazon  Barnes & Noble Astraea Press 

My Thoughts: This has to be one of my favorite books this year. The rink was my second home when I was growing up, my brother and I were both figure skaters. My brother was a competitive pairs skater, so I can relate to the skating in the book. Life on the Edge brought back tons of skating memories. 

Right from the beginning of the book I was hooked on the characters and the life of a figure skater. This book is really for fans of figure skating with just a bit of romance. It is a clean read for young adults that don't want hot and heavy romance scenes. The book takes place around 2000 and follows a pair couple, Emily and Chris who have a dream of winning the Olympics. They have a Russian coach named Sergei who starts hanging out with Emily outside of the rink. They develop a great friendship and discover they have more than friends feelings for each other. They have a problem with coming out with their relationship because of the skating federation wouldn't approve coach/student relations. I will not give away the ending but will say that I look forward to reading the next book called Edge of the Past. This book was really well written and flows really nicely even through it spans over a year of their life in just over 300 pages. A must read for the romantic figure skating fans!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Reading Addiction Blog Tour. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Milk Unleashed Blog App & Giveaway!

As we approach the holiday season I know we are all busy and on-the-go. Milk Unleashed has helped Canadians have milk where every there go with their single-serving shelf milk. These milks can go everywhere you go, just pop it into your purse, backpack, diaper bag etc and go.

Milk Unleashed would like Canadians to check out their Milk Unleashed Blog App which offers fun games, tips, snacks and activities for families on-the-go. 

Want to Win a Milk Unleashed prize pack? One lucky Genuine Jenn reader will win this fun prize pack consisting of all these products:
  • One liter of Shelf Safe Milk (Grand Pre or Baboo)
  • Three single serving shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from: Chokeo Chocolate Milk, Grand Pre or Baboo
  • A calendar and brochure with information about Shelf Safe Milk
  • Cool stickers and Tattoos
  • Plus, one bonus prize!
To enter leave a blog comment below telling me your favorite On-The-Go Game from the app above! Please leave your email address in the comment or a up to date email in your profile. The giveaway is open to Canadians and will end on December 8th at 11:59pm EST.

Don't forget to "Like" Milk Unleashed on Facebook and join in on the conversation on Twitter by following @MilkUnleashed and using hashtag #milkunleashed

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Milk Unleashed. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Wordless Wednesday - It's Cold Outside

Poor Molly was shivering when the cold weather arrived but we took care of that with this nice bright warm jacket. This photo was taken the other morning on our walk.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Arlo Needs Glasses - Book Review

Every child who wears glasses will know just how Arlo feels, and will feel better because of it. And every parent will want that child to know that glasses are cool and fun and enable us to do the things we want to do. Take Arlo: He’s a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he can’t. He can’t see the ball anymore. He needs glasses!

ISBN-10:0761168796, 9780761168799, 24 pages, Workman Publishing Co. Purchase Arlo Needs Glasses.  

My thoughts: First thing my kids noticed when we pulled out this book were all the interactive things they could do while we read the book. Arlo heads to the optometrist to get his eyes checked. While there the kids get to look through a fold-out phoropter, they get to try glasses on Arlo and themselves as Arlo chooses the pair that fits him best. After Arlo gets his new glasses he can see the ball again and the kids can play fetch with him. My kids loved all the items they could move and play with even at the age of 5 & 6. We have read Arlo Needs Glasses a number of times since getting it. I liked that it is a great beginner reader book and also the pictures are very vibrant and happy. A great children's book. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Thomas Allen & Son ltd. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Cyber Monday Deals with Jewlr

Did you miss out on the Black Friday deals on Don't worry you can still get some great deals today for Cyber Monday. Remember if you order before December 5th the order is guaranteed to be delivered by December 24th,2012.  

If you are not familiar with Jewlr, they are a Canadian company that sells exclusively online. They sell high quality jewelry at affordable prices. Customize a beautiful ring or pendent for your loved ones today. 
Jewlr offers free shipping, free resizing and also a free gift with purchase. This Cyber Monday save 20% off selected items. On all other items save 10% off orders $150 and more or save 15% off orders of $150 or less

Use coupon code CYBERMON2012 at Jewlr one day only!  

Happy Shopping!  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Three Lost Kids and The Christmas Curse Book Tour

In the early fall I introduced you to a children's series called The Three Lost Kids by Kimberly Kinrade. The first book I read was actually the forth book in the series and was just in time for Halloween, The Three Lost Kids and Death of the Sugar Fairy.

The newest book is out in the series and is a Christmas book called The Three Lost Kids and the Christmas Curse. Here is the blurb of the book:

Christmas everyday sounds like the best thing ever to Bella and her sisters. But when a special Wishing Stone grants
her heart's desire, The Three Lost Kids discover the curse hidden in the wish.

Now they have to stop Christmas no matter what--even if that means ending up on Santa's Naughty List.

Will the girls learn the true meaning of Christmas and find a way to break the curse? Or will they be stuck in their self-created Jingle Bells Nightmare forever?

Purchase The Three Lost Kids series on Also don't forget to check out the website of Kimberly Kinrade

For kids and parents of young kids, join the Bella, Lexie and Maddie at Three Lost Kids & Good Reads

My thoughts: This is the 3 book I have read from The Three Lost Kids series (5th in the series). This is a great Christmas book to have your young kids read or to read with your 5-6+ year olds. This book follows the girls - Bella, Lexie and Maddie as Bella gets a magic wishing stone for Christmas. Bella and her sisters make wishes that come true on the wishing stone only to find out they and the rest of their neighbours are not as happy as they thought they would be. To fix the Christmas curse they are asked to find the true Christmas meaning. They girls set out to fix the Christmas curse and stop Christmas from happening day after day. This is another great book in the Three Lost Kids series that your children will be sure to love.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Innovative Online Book Tours. I received the above e-book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Julep Deals in Time for the Holidays!

As you likely know by now that I love nail polish and I am hooked on my monthly Julep Maven box. I am excited to share some great coupon codes for Julep shop. Head over to and get some of your holiday shopping done.  

VIP20 Receive 20% off on your next purchase of $20 or more on regularly priced items (discount code limited to one time use per customer).

JULEPVIP – Purchase your Intro Box for just a penny when you sign up for our monthly Julep Maven subscription. This is a fabulous monthly subcription for all nail polish lovers like myself.  Each month you can choose from different boxes available along with adding a couple extra treats at super discounts. You can skip a month if you need to, send it to a girlfriend or cancel anytime.  (discount code limited to one time use per customer).

GIFT20 – Receive 20% off gift guide purchases of $50 or more. They are some great gift sets available like the Luxe Gift Boxes, Girlfriend Gift Sets (Under $30), and Stocking Stuffers (Under $20). Every gift comes beautifully packaged, tagged, and ready for giving. (discount code limited to one time use per customer).

OPRAH – This year Julep has made it to Oparh's favorite list! Use this code to purchase Julep’s Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box for $84 (regular price $168). This limited-edition white lacquer jewelry box includes a twelve hand-picked polish set of toxin-free Julep nail colors. 

Keep an eye out for a Cyber Monday deal from Julep! 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Julep. I am a Julep VIP and wanted to share some great deals with my readers. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Black Friday at

For all the Julep lovers on your Christmas list, check out this great Black Friday sale at Julep. Free gift for every $20 you spend. 20 gifts to choose from!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Julep. I am a Julep VIP and wanted to share the deals with my readers. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ Review & Black Friday Sale!

With the Holidays fast approaching I want to share some great ideas for under the tree. Looking for the prefect ring for mom, grandma, daughters, or dad? offers personalized, high quality rings and pendents at affordable prizes. Choose from having them engraved with words/names or dates. Customize your stones colors, types and material used also. 
Just before Mother's Day I shared a great gift idea for Mom, a family ring. Today I want to share another great ring from, the infinity ring. The infinity ring resembles a curve going round and round, it is an endless loop. This ring has also been know as an eternity ring, symbolizing a love without end

Ordering on Jewlr is very quick and simple with free shipping! It takes about 3-4 business days to have the ring customized before it is shipped out. My ring was ready in 3 days and took only a few days to arrive. Shipping times will vary depending on where you live. I was very impressed on the box my ring arrived in. It can in a nice black box with on it. 
After opening the box I was met with the nice Jewlr logo and a Jewlr black envelope, which contains a authenticity card for my personalized ring and also care instructions. Underneath the logo was my ring in a nice jewelry box and a note for a special gift. 
The packaging is really nice and makes it easy to wrap and give to your special someone. It is also nice that all orders come with a free gift. I received a very pretty heart pendant. No worries about ring size as getting the ring resized is free.   
I have had many comments on my new infinity ring from friends, co-workers and family. I love how it fit my finger just right, the design isn't too big for my small fingers. The stones glimmer nicely and I love how I was able to customize the accent stones for my husband and my birth stones.    
Jewlr is Celebrating Black Friday today with some great deals for the holidays! 

20 % off Selected Items. For all other items you can save 10% off when you spend $150 and over or 15% off with orders of $150 and under. Use coupon code BFRIDAY2012.

All orders placed before December 5th are guaranteed to be delivered by December 24th.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of I received the above mentioned product for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Iams Home 4 the Holidays

As we get into the Christmas spirit and start thinking about the perfect gifts for our family and friends, Iams is heading into it's 14th year of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays program. This is a very special program, a pet adoption drive that is focused on raising awareness of pet adoptions while also ensuring proper nutrition for more homeless pets. 
The Iams Home 4 the Holidays program runs from October 1,2012 to Jan 2, 2013. It celebrates over 7 million pets that have been adopted out since the beginning of the program. This program educates potential pet owners about the animals available at local shelters and rescue organizations. 

Iams is working in conjunction with founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and more than 4,000 animal organizations worldwide to encourage pet adoption.

"Last year a tiny, starved dachshund was brought into a shelter, weighing maybe one pound soaking wet, and very cold and miserable. The shelter helped nurse her back to health and she was adopted by a wonderful couple that fell in love with her and named her Baby. Stories like these show us the importance of promoting pet adoption and how a program like Iams Home 4 the Holidays can make a huge difference in the life of a pet.”  said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center.

I know just from our local shelter that they are overflowing with wonderful adoptable animals that are looking for that forever home. These beautiful pets need your help all year round. I have had many adoptive cats through the last 10 years and wish we had more room for a few more. Right now we have 2 rescue cats, one kitten was just going to be abandon if she didn't come home with me one night.

There are many ways to help out with this program. You can help by:
  • Donating through Bags 4 Bowls – For those who are already pet parents, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating Iams Home 4 the Holidays animal organization for every specially marked package of Iams pet food purchased during the campaign
  • Adopting from a local shelter – Every day more and more animals end up in shelters or in rescue care, and more than 25 per cent are pure breeds*. This is important to keep in mind when deciding to bring a pet into your life, the animal you’re looking for is probably in your neighbourhood shelter. To find a participating animal shelter or rescue organization near you, visit or
  • VolunteeringShelters need volunteers to do everything from feeding, caring for and keeping rescue animals company, to assisting at events and fundraisers. If you can’t adopt but would still love to help do so as a volunteer
  • Visiting Iams on Facebook Visit the Iams Facebook page and click to “Like” the page or various messages, photos, videos, etc. For each “Like” comment Iams will donate meals to participating animal shelters
Last year alone, 1.2 million pets were adopted during the holiday campaign and an estimated 5 million meals were donated to pets in need. In Canada alone, over 75,000 animals found forever homes during the campaign.  

"With as many as 36 per cent* of animals euthanized every year in Canadian shelters, this campaign is a wonderful platform to raise awareness about pet adoption and homelessness,” said Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. "This year we hope to debunk the myths that surround shelter animals and place deserving pets into the homes of loving families." 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Iams. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Wordless Wednesday - Hubby's First Goose

The following photos are not for the squeamish. Hubby went with his brother for his first Goose hunt this year and look what they got.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Review & Giveaway

I am very excited about Disney's new release today, Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups! We absolutely loved the first Santa Paws and have watched in NUMEROUS times. The whole family including Nanny has watched it more than once, so when I was asked if we would like to check out Santa Paws 2 I didn't even have to think twice! I know my kids will love it as they have loved all of the Disney puppy movies including all the Buddies.

Here is a bit about the film before I tell you our thoughts. 

The North Pole has a new litter of playful pups! However, when the frisky foursome—Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble—practically destroy Santa’s Workshop with their mischievous gamboling, they realize the best way to prove that they’re responsible enough to become Santa’s Helpers is to show how well they can spread the Christmas spirit all by themselves.  With help from a magic crystal, they start granting everyone’s wishes. But their good intentions backfire when one unhappy boy asks that Christmas go away forever! With his wish impetuously fulfilled, and the joyous spirit quickly disappearing from the planet, Mrs. Claus and the pups have to find a way to reverse the spell—or risk losing Christmas forever

Our thoughts: We were really excited to be introduced to the four new Santa pups - Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble. My son loved Noble because he had the crystal to help make wishes for all the kids in Pineville. My daughter loves all the pups but I think her favorite character in the movie is Eddie (dog) Santa's little helper. The Santa pups are on a mission to help Pineville keep the Christmas spirit alive. They borrow Eddie's magic crystal and set out to prove they can have their own crystals by spread the Christmas spirit. The mission backfires when they grant a wish to make all the Christmas stuff go away. The people in Pineville catch the Christmas cold and it spreads almost like a flu. In this movie we get to know Mrs Claus and see her use her magic to help save Christmas with two little children who have recently lost their mother in the fall. This really is a special magical movie just in time for Christmas. I love Jingle who thinks her voice is very soothing but really she needs to practice more. I suggest for anyone that gets teary eyed easily to grab some tissue before sitting down to watch it as there are a few sad parts. A great family movie!

Disney Movie Rewards are included in the combo pack and if you go to the site you can order your very own Eddie the Elf Plush toy. It is free but you need to pay for shipping which is $2.95. The offer is available until December 31,2012.
Enter to win one of four Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups DVD combo packs. This giveaway is open to Canadian's and will end on November 30 at 12:01 am EST. Thanks and Good Luck!
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above mentioned for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) by Tammy Strobel

You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap) How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life And How You Can Too

Once, Tammy Strobel and her husband were living a normal middle-class lifestyle: driving two cars, commuting long distances, and living well beyond their means. Now they are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream. In this book Strobel combines research on well-being with numerous real-world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spells out micro-actions that anyone can take to step into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.

Author: Tammy Strobel
Product Code: 80832
ISBN: 978-1-60868-083-2
Pages: 224 

This book was very interesting and I want to show you how small or how big (depending on how you want to look at it) this house is before I go into my thoughts on Tammy's book. Watch the video below.   

My thoughts: When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing this book I thought "why not it sounds very interesting, how does a person simplify to become happier?" When I first started the book I will admit I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish because of all the quotes and statistics. I am horrible with remembering stats and I enjoy more of a book that talks about stories of the writers life and how to accomplish what they did, not stats of the US. After I got past the 28th page I was hooked and finished the book in a couple days. Tammy is a blogger who decided with her husband, Logan to downsize their things and apartment to reduce their debt, find more time and become happier. By reducing space and debt one can usually work less and find more free time to spend building relationships.

Over the last couple years I have been trying to find a balance for everything in my life. I feel people and kids are really over scheduled and we don't have enough family time. We also don't have enough time to sit and just read or even getaway for the weekend in the wilderness. Tammy was in the same boat. She talks about the world being very materialistic and how we are owned by our stuff. This is very true, if you are using credit cards to buy things and only paying the minimum payment they we don't really own those items. We then have to work longer and harder to pay for the finer things in life. Does this really make us happier in life?  It does make us happier for a while but it is more of a quick fix.

Tammy talks about volunteering and becoming more involved in community relationships. By simplifying their life, getting rid of debt, working less, and living with less (which means easier to clean up and stay clean) you will have more time to do things that really make you happy.

I'll admit I have too much stuff and I was very materialistic when I was younger but over the last couple years I have not shopped like we used to and usually only buy when we need it. Now my goal is to simplify my belongings and reduce clutter in our home by using some of the Mirco-actions along with building better relationships. I highly recommend checking out Tammy's book if you are interested in a simple life or even if you are just interested in seeing how Tammy and others live in tiny houses, she has done her research on the topic and has included some great interviews of others living similar lives.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of New World Library. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Toys 'R' Us Canada Moonlight Madness Sale

We are one week away from Black Friday sales and I am sure some of you will be gearing up to wait in line to get some great deals! I will admit I have only gone to one Black Friday sale as we are a couple hours away from the closest bridge to the USA and I am not a crowd person, even for a great deal. 

Toys 'R' Us Canada is having a HUGE sale starting tomorrow night, November 16th,2012 at 6pm, in-store (local time) and online (6pm EST)! 
Also don't leave your Air Miles card at home because if you spend $100 or more in-store or online you will earn 100 Bonus Air Miles. 

Check out some of the great things that will be on sale, while supplies last (no rain checks):

In-store: 6 p.m. to midnight (or until supplies last)
Online: 6 p.m. EST to midnight EST (or until supplies last)
• 50% OFF Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen – Reg $199.99, Now $99.97
• 50% OFF Westin Convertible Crib – Reg $399.99, Now $199.97
• 50% OFF Fisher-Price Amazing Animals Sing Along Choo Choo Train – Reg $54.99, Now $27.47
• 50% OFF Step 2 Wagon for Two Plus Tag Along Trailer – Reg $139.99, Now $69.97
• 40% OFF Barbie Three Storey Dream House – Reg $199.99, Now $119.97

In-store: 7 p.m. to midnight (or until supplies last)
Online: 7 p.m. EST to midnight EST (or until supplies last)
• 50% OFF ALL $19.99 Play-Doh – Now $9.97
• 50% OFF Nerf Raider – Reg $39.99, Now $19.97
• 50% OFF Air Hogs Hyperactive – Reg $59.99, Now $29.97
• SAVE $50 on the Graco Playard with Newborn Napper Station (Montego) – Reg $229.99, Now

In-store: 8 p.m. to midnight (or until supplies last)
Online: 8 p.m. EST to midnight EST (or until supplies last)
• 50% OFF Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper – Reg $149.99, Now $74.97
• 40% OFF 22” Retro Board – Reg $59.99, Now $34.97

In-store: 10 p.m. to midnight (or until supplies last)
Online: 10 p.m. EST to midnight EST (or until supplies last)
• FREE $20 Toys“R”Us Gift Card with purchase of Halo 4 Videogame
• 30% OFF Skylanders Giants Legendary Core 3 pack (Jet-Vac, Ignitor, Slam Bam) – Reg $24.99,
Now $17.47
• Save $20 on ALL Nintendo DSi Systems (excludes DSi XL) – Reg $99.99, Now $79.97

Happy Shopping!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Toys 'R'Us Canada. This information was sent to me to share with my readers. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

What to Expect Online + Giveaway!

Are you thinking about planning a family or are you expecting a baby in the coming months? If you are or know someone expecting there is a great series of books available that I am sure you are aware of called What To Expect. 
Each of these books run through pretty much anything and everything you would want to know about each stage of the way!

Another great resource in addition to the books is the website There you will find great articles on conceiving, the stages or pregnancy, the first year and the toddler stage. Read what other moms have to say and share your thoughts and photos. Be part of this great online community.

Don't forget to join the conversation on the What To Expect Facebook Fan page and on Twitter @WhatToExpect

Enter to win a set of What To Expect books on Genuine Jenn! Fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US/Canada and will end on November 29 at 12:01am est. Good Luck!
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Wordless Wednesday - Big Girl Baking

My daughter wants to bake ALL by herself as she tells me all the time. I thought about it and she does help a lot in the kitchen and does more than maybe the average five year old would do. This isn't good enough for her though and she wants to do it all alone. 

Here is how I fixed this one so that A could bake alone but I could help with the oven. Phillsbury Chocolatey Chunk cookie dough! 


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Stripped Down Running by Andrea Nair

Outwardly, Hannah Friesen appears to have a wonderful life. She is intelligent, funny, adventurous, attractive, has money and a great husband. She has everything, so why is she throwing it all away? Growing up, Hannah yearns to break free of her painful childhood and her controlling mother, and to live life on her own terms. Finally escaping to the city for a fresh start, Hannah revels in her freedom and frantically takes all she can. Life seems great until she begins to do things she, and those who love her, can't quite understand. Hannah ends up on a self-destructive path that begins to rip her life apart. When the chaos becomes too great, she is forced to address the inner darkness that is blindly propelling her, or face losing everything. She must decide if her choice is life.

 Purchase on Chapters or Amazon. Follow Andrea Nair on Twitter @AndreaNair or "Like" on Facebook

My thoughts: This is a psychological novel highlighting the impact of how ones childhood into their adulthood. Hannah is the main character in this novel and we follow her through unfortunate events in her adult life. If something could go wrong or happen it happened to Hannah. Hannah also didn't make it better with her behaviour especially the lying. Throughout the book we read sections of her childhood - trying to understand her mother and her father being kicked out of the family home, we also are shown how she met her husband and learned about a childhood best friend, Juliette. 

Finally Hannah agrees to get some counselling at a in-house program to find out what is the underlying cause of all these behaviours. This is also to hopefully help save her marriage and help her live a better life. I don't want to give out any spoilers but this book was a real page turner having me hooked that I finished it in a couple days. This book is a great book that people can relate to and learn maybe more about themselves in the process. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I was given a copy of this book by the author but as always all opinions are honest and my own.*~

Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour + Giveaway!

When you have a chance to get online what do you like to do? I'll admit when I have free "me" time I love to head over to YouTube and watch music videos or funny videos. My kids also love to watch funny blooper type videos of animals or kids. They laugh and laugh at the videos and I am sure they would watch for hours. 

A recent survey commissioned by Capital One Canada and conducted by Vision Critical/Angus Reid Public Opinion found that more than half of the people in Ontario (57%) said funny videos, followed by jokes (41%) are what get them laughing the most when online. 41% of Ontarians said jokes they see online make them laugh out loud, and 28% said they laugh most to live stand up comedy clips. Where you do fall?

Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour - Relationship Edition is headed across Canada. Check for a stop near you

Capital One Canada looked at what gets Canadians laughing all the way to the bank. 

41% of Canadians said they're laughing all the way to the bank when their e-bank statement shows they have more money than they thought.
Visit Capital One Canada on Facebook until November 14th, 2012 to enter to Win an LG Entertainment bundle (valued at approximately $2,500). Watch the videos and see if you can pick the most crowd-pleasing comedian for a ballot into the contest! There will also be fun prizes and gift cards up for grabs throughout the contest (nine prize packs valued at approximately $125 - $145).

Capital One has given a Just For Laughs prize pack for myself and one for a lucky Genuine Jenn reader! Enter to Win! 
No purchase necessary. Open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. Enter the Capital One Canada Just for Laughs Giveaway for your chance to win a Laughing All the Way to the Bank give away
package worth approximately $125 CDN. Prize packs include a $100 gift card
to a restaurant, a Just For Laughs Gag DVD and a DVD featuring one of the tour's comedians and a Just for Laughs mascot plush toy. 

Any part of the give away package may be substituted for one of equal or greater value. To enter, please leave a blog comment telling me what makes you laugh out loud online. Please leave your email address either in comment or in your profile to be contacted if you are the winner. Contest opens November 13, 2012 and closes November 14, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. eastern. Chances of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be chosen using Skill-testing question required. Good Luck!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Capital One Canada. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Lunch Time Help from Schneiders Lunchmate

When my kids first started school a few years ago making lunches for my son didn't really feel like a chore. He only went twice one week and three times the next week. Now that both kids are in school and my son is in grade one I find it more of a challenge to make a fun variety of lunches for them.

Not too many kids want the same old things everyday. My daughter is the prime example of a......picky child.....hmm... no that isn't the word as she loves most foods. She just doesn't like sandwiches. This makes me have to really think about her lunches more.

To get fun and creative with her lunch box we try crackers, cheese, veggies, fruit, yogurt and all those fun foods. For a special treat we have sent each kid to school with a Schneiders Lunchmate + Fruit. As a kid I remember opening my lunch to find a lunchable and was super excited. I wasn't a sandwich kid either... maybe this is where she has gotten her lunch habits from.

Recently we check out the new Lunchmate + fruit and each of the kids where excited to choose a lunch. They both actually went with the turkey lunch that includes meat, crackers, tiny cubes of cheese and a fruit cup. 
I love that they are compact, quick, everything I would give my kids on a normal lunch day. They are mostly easy for young kids to open on their own. My kids had a bit of trouble with the fruit cup. They are also recyclable and that is great as I like to send litter free lunches or recycle stuff to school.

A nice surprise for the kids were the Lunchmate bucks that you redeem at the Lunchmate Club site for fun products like movie passes, gift cards to Subway or Tim Hortons and even toys are available! There are also contests that can be entered at the website, along with a parent's corner and the product information.   

Don't forget to "Like" Lunchmate on Facebook for product information, coupons ($1 off coupon right now) and more.

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