Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway List

Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway List

Facebook 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways List ~ Daily entries #contest #giveaway #win

Right now there are a lot of giveaways going on Facebook.

Here is a list for you to follow the giveaways going on. As I find them I add them.

Feel free to message me at Canadianbasics@gmail.com if you find any others and I will add them to this list.

Be sure to head to these pages daily to enter.

  1. Mackay Insurance 
  2. Perlimpinpin
  3. Author Ryan Michelle
  4. Win It Canada
  5. Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. (starts Dec 3)
  6. HealthSnap.ca
  7. Steamside
  8. Scheels
  9. Kernel Season’s
  10. Vex
  11. New York Fries
  12. Home and Family
  13. Miss Fresh
  14. TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
  15. Guylian Chocolates
  16. Sunbeam Canada
  17. Curiosity Box
  18. Needs Convenience ( Open to residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland who are the age of majority or older at time of entry)
  19. Lovable Labels – Headquarters
  20. ACE Bakery
  21. Victorinox Swiss Army North America
  22. Redpath 
  23. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  24. Armor All Canada
  25. Grace Foods Canada
  26. Monkey Bar Storage
  27. Trumpette
  28. Harper Collins Canada
  29. The Laundry Tarts
  30. Summer Fresh Salads (starts the 4th) 
  31. McGregor Socks

5 Random Thoughts for this Week


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This week I decided to do 5 random thoughts this week going on with me and what has been happening on Canadian Basics.

This week has been busy for me and the blog. It will get busier next week too!

Here are 5 Random Thoughts for this Week. 

  1. Great giveaways going on this week on the blog and more coming up! Check out our Facebook post with the links to the giveaways HERE  Canadian Basics Giveaways #giveaway #contest #worldwide #canada #US
  2. With the Holiday Season upon us, Random Acts of Kindess is a great way to celebrate the holidays and spread some cheer. Here are 25 Random Acts of Kindness that you can do this season. CLICK HERE  Pay It Forward
  3. Looking for something to do Saturday mornings with your children? Check out the Cineplex Family Favourites for a list of movies for $2.99! CLICK HERE family favourites
  4. Yesterday was a good day for my son, Spencer. He got the cast off his arm. The poor kid has had it on for 5 weeks. Yesterday he was sore and when he went to bed he said to me ” Mommy my brain is confused. I looked at my arm and saw no cast, I thought to myself, did I break it off? Then I remember that I had it taken off today!” Today it is doing well and he still has 2 more weeks of babying it and protecting it and then he should be good. spencer6
  5. Best post of the week was this meme post. It is still funny! 12243594_992803670741095_2288579745063662713_n


Check out the bloggers below for their Five on Friday 

If you’re interested in making life simpler, and also honesty from a nerdy mom of three check out Shawna from Simple on Purpose. http://simpleonpurpose.ca/tag/fiveonfriday/

For five funny things that will make you feel better about your own parenting skills, check out Jac and Juli at TwoFunMoms! http://www.twofunmoms.com/

My blog is basically all things interesting to me. Variety keeps it interesting. http://www.eclecticsoapbox.com/tag/fiveonfriday/

Local to Edmonton, this mom is blogging about a little bit of everything. Things to do with the family, a simple DIY, or life as a family of 5. http://justanotheredmontonmommy.com/category/five-on-friday

Louise, of Surrey, B.C., shares about the reality of family life with some very energetic kids at Talk Nerdy To Me www.talknerdytomeblog.com

For tips on green living on a sensible budget with a smattering of parenting, ranting and raving, check out Juicy Green Mom! http://juicygreenmom.ca/category/fiveonfriday/

Product Junkie http://www.ProductJunkie.ca

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Oragano Gold Review & Giveaway






Just like most people, I need a coffee in the morning to get myself going.

I am truly a coffee or tea person. Even when we go out to eat, I request coffee with my meal.

So doing a review with Organo Gold for coffee and tea was a great review for me!


Organo Gold is made with Gandoderma.

Gandoderma is a type of mushroom that has been used in Chinese medicine since the Ming Dynasty.

Gandoderma is organically grown, gently dried, sterilized and processed into fine powder and then mixed into the tea and coffee of Organo Gold.





The products I tried from Organo Gold were:

  • Gourmet Hot Chocolate
  • Gourmet Cafe Supreme
  • Gourmet Cafe Latte
  • Organic Red Tea
  • Organic Green Tea
  • Premium Gourmet King of Coffee
  • Gourmet Cafe Mocha
  • Premium Beauty Soap


There is something for everyone with Organo Gold.

My favourite was the Premium Gourmet King of Coffee. I found that it was rich tasting coffee. Great for a morning “pick me up”.  I really enjoyed it and couldn’t taste a difference between that and regular coffee.


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The Gourmet Red Tea was my favourite to relax in the evening enjoying a nice tea. I drank it at night while relaxing and getting ready for bed. Organo Gold also has Green Tea available for you to enjoy.  A little bit of honey makes it sweet enough without any extras. The added benefits of Gandoderma and Honey in a warm cup of tea!




For those that don’t enjoy coffee or tea, there is Oragano Gold Gourmet Hot Chocolate. My teen daughter, Hayley, enjoyed it. She said it had a nice chocolate taste. Add some marshmallows to it to make it fun for the kids. A great treat after a cold day out in the snow.




Oragano Gold also has Gourmet Cafe Latte and Gourmet Cafe Mocha. Both a great drink for any day. When you feel like having something different than coffee. Add a bit of milk and it makes it creamy!

Oragano Gold also has personal care products available for your family. (Soap and toothpaste)


To order products on the Oragano Gold website CLICK HERE


Oragano Gold wants to give one Canadian Basics fan a chance to win a similar prize pack that I received for review.

Open to Canada 18+

Ends May 20/15

Enter in the giveaway tool below

I received the product to review but the opinions on this blog are my own.

Quebec Excluded from Contest, Giveaways & Sweepstakes

quebecWhy is Quebec excluded from Contest?

I shared a post earlier in regards to why Quebec is omitted from many contests, giveaways and sweepstakes and thought perhaps a small summary to clear it up 🙂

  • Register the sweepstakes rules & all advertisements used to promote the contest with the Quebec government at least 30 days ahead of the sweepstake’s launch.
  • Pay a fee of up to 10% of the sweepstake’s value, depending on who is allowed to enter.
  • Agree to allow the government of Quebec to mediate any lawsuits arising from the contest.
  • Follow strict guidelines about the contents of the sweepstakes rules.
  • Allow the Quebec government to determine if the sweepstake may be changed or canceled once it has started.
  • File a written report after the contest has concluded, attesting that the prizes have been delivered or attempted to be delivered.
  • Agree to follow a number of other rules and guidelines. See the Quebec Sweepstakes Laws.

Please know that it is not the sponsor or advertiser that is trying to exclude a province, the laws & Government in that province have the restrictions.