Giveaways & Contests

"Learning To Drive" DVD Giveaway

Learning to Drive starring Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson comes out on DVD today and I have a copy to give away to one lucky good-movie-loving reader! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight this Saturday January 23rd and a winner will be randomly chosen. This wonderful romantic comedy debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and was the first runner-up for the Audience Award.



Giveaway! The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy adapting the popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This film brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. I know, you're stoked. So how can you win a copy here? Check out the interactive map of Middle-Earth and take the quiz to find out if you're brave like Bilbo. Leave a comment here by April 15th and one lucky reader will be randomly chosen! Good luck! Rosie :)

Legal stuff: each household is only eligible to win One (1) Blu-ray The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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The Lego Movie Giveaway

It's awesome giveaway time! The Lego Movie arrives on Blu-ray June 17th and I have a copy to award to one lucky reader! It's easy and fun to enter... all you have to do is create a mini six-second LEGO GIF Video with the app below, and then leave a comment here with the YouTube link to your video as a giveaway entry. Get creative guys... videos are instantly posted to YouTube here for everybody to enjoy! Have fun... everything is awesome! Rosie :)


Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway

I love, love LOVE Kristen Bell in House of Lies so I totally get the Veronica Mars obsession. The much anticipated movie that was funded by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign is in theatres on March 14th, and I have one DVD to giveaway to one super lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will randomly choose one super-fan! For a bonus entry, send a tweet to @rosieintoronto with the #VeronicaMarsMovie hashtag. Here's the plot:

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

This giveaway is open to my readers in Canada and the USA. Deadline to enter is March 21st at midnight. All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.

Here's the legal stuff: Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Good luck! Rosie :)

4 Comments Subscription Giveaway

Are you overwhelmed by how tech-savvy your kids are? Are you still trying to figure out what Snapchat is? If your kids know more about social media than you do, it's time to get with the program. is a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech (apps, devices, websites) so that you WILL know what they are up to online. My Toronto Scoop has a free subscription to give away to one lucky reader. The subscription includes a password and login to the site and access to articles and information on what's new in the online world and how it affects your family. There will be ratings on which platforms are safe for kids and age ranges so you know if a site is safe for very young children. To win, check out the indiegogo page and leave a comment here! Contest closes on March 2nd at midnight. Good luck! Rosie :)


Pacific Rim Blu-Ray Giveaway

Robots. Aliens. Earth's fate in the balance. What more could you ask for? How about your very own Blu-ray copy of Pacific Rim, the epic science fiction film directed by Guillermo del Toro? Check out the GIFs in the app below and post your favorite in your comments section for your chance to win. Deadline to enter is 10pm ET on Friday October 18th, and I will announce the winner on the 19th.

Legal stuff: each household is only eligible to win 1 Pacific Rim Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. That's all! Good luck! Rosie :)


Star Wars Books Giveaway

It's contest time again! I have not just one but TWO very cool new Star Wars books to give away to one lucky reader thanks to the super awesome book-loving people at Scholastic Canada: Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure (with a working lightsaber!) and Star Wars Folded Flyers (with 30 paper starfighters!) The value of this giveaway is over $60.00. Here are pics of the book covers:

Star Wars Galactic Pop-Up Adventure

Star Wars Folded Flyers

Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure is by master paper engineer Matthew Reinhart. True Star Wars fans will appreciate the incredible attention to detail paid to each of these dazzling pop-ups, and book lovers of any kind will be amazed by the intricacy of the art. I love a book that has it's own trailer, click here to see it in all it's pop-up glory.

The Star Wars Folded Flyers activity book by Ben Harper and the scientists of Klutz labs includes the stuff you need to make 30 folded flyers. Jedi Starfighters, Naboo N-1 Starfighters, the Millennium Falcon- they're all here waiting to be folded and flown. My dear husband volunteered to make a Jedi Starfighter (I really had to twist his arm.) Here it is taking a brief rest before continuing it's plunge down the stairs:


To enter, just leave a comment here (with your e-mail address) by Thursday December 13th at noon telling me who you would give these books to if you won (or if you would keep them for yourself!) The lucky winner will be announced on Friday. This contest is for Canadian addresses only. And if you are now inspired to finish your Christmas shopping with books, get some ideas from our friends at Scholastic on their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter, they tweet fun stuff. Good luck! Rosie :)


Milk Unleashed Gift Pack Giveaway

Everyone in my house is a milk-o-holic. I should have a cow in my backyard. Other than water, it is the only thing my little man will drink. I love that it finally comes in drinking boxes, because something healthy should. Yes that's right, from Milk Unleashed comes single-serving shelf-safe milk boxes that don't need to be refrigerated. And what's even better is that the team at Milk Unleashed have given me a Milk Unleashed variety pack to give away to one of my lucky readers. Here's what the prize includes:

  • One litre of Shelf Safe Milk (Grand Pre or Baboo)
  • Three single serving shelf safe milks (white & chocolate) from: Chokeo Chocolate Milk, Grand Pre or Baboo
  • A calendar and brochure with information about Shelf Safe Milk
  • Cool stickers and Tattoos
  • One bonus prize!
To enter, leave a comment here and tell me about your favourite healthy snack. Make sure to include your e-mail address (it will not be published.) Let me know if you have children under two and you will receive the Infant Pack with Baboo Milk. The winner will be announced on Friday December 7th and you will receive your Milk Unleashed gift pack in the mail in a few weeks time. While you wait for the big announcement, play with the Milk Unleashed app below, there are lots of snack tips (love the butterfly snack pack idea) and cute activities. Good luck! Rosie :)


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