Saturday, June 28, 2014

Disneys' Planes: Fire and Rescue Advanced Screening Passes Giveaway!

Your favourite characters from Disney's Planes is back in an exciting new animated adventure! Dusty joins the world of aerial firefighting after his engine is damanged, and learns what it takes to become a true hero. This looks like a very fun movie and will certainly delight Planes fans! Check out the trailer below.

GIVEAWAY: I'm giving away a family pack of passes (4 tickets) to the advanced screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue. Happening on July 16th at Silvercity Riverport, one lucky reader will get the chance to watch the movie before it is released to the public on July 18th! Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Chapters Indigo Summer Sale - Up to 50% Off

Chapters is having a great summer sale, with 50% off books, toys, home, and electronic items, online and in-store. This is the perfect time to stock up on your summer reading and maybe get a few toys and trinkets.

IMAX 3D Sneak Peak of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios announces Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”: An IMAX 3D First Look—featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage of Marvel’s highly anticipated summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The sneak peek will be showcased in select IMAX locations across Canada on July 7, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Select IMAX 3D theatres nationwide and internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage of the James Gunn-directed epic space adventure, which opens across Canada on August 1, 2014.

Commenting on the exclusive footage, director James Gunn says,  “We’ve re-mastered some of our epic sequences into the IMAX format, taking the scope and scale to new heights while creating a truly immersive, cinematic experience that will take you further into the Marvel Universe than ever before.”

Tickets to the July 7th Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”:  An IMAX 3D First Look are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting today at 12:00 p.m EST through

Fans who attend this sneak peek will also receive a limited edition collectible Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” IMAX poster.

Canada Day at Canada Place 2014

There are plenty of celebrations going on in Vancouver for Canada Day on July 1st. Canada Place is hosting a festival from 10 am to 6 pm with a variety of live performances, displays and exhibits at the Waterfront Party. There will also be a parade at 7pm on Georgia St. To end off the evening, enjoy fireworks at Canada Place at 10:30pm.

Find out more information about the Canada Day celebrations here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

3D Printers at Tinkerine Studios - Grand Opening

Tinkerine Studios Canada's leading 3D printing company that develops and manufactures 3D printer to consumers. They had a grand opening of their offices on the weekend so I decided to check it out to see what the hype of 3D printing was about. 3D printing had advanced quite quickly over the years and Tinkerine is the first company to provide affordable printers for the average consumer. Tinkerine CEO, Eugene Suyu was first introduced to 3D printers while at SFU and it inspired him to design his own. The newest model, the DittoPro prints at a resolution of 50 to 300 microns and uses biodegradable plastic.

A smaller version of Ditto, the Litto.
The DittoPro prints quietly and you can change the colour of what you are printing by swapping out the spool of plastic that is mounted behind the printer. It was impressive to see what you can create using the 3D printers, from household items and trinkets to toys and complex models.

The DittoPro retails at $1,999 CAD and comes fully assembled. Find out more about Tinkerine Studios here.

The Simpsons LEGO Minifigure Craze!

LEGO has released a set of 16 collectable minifigures based on characters from the Simpsons at the beginning of the month and everyone has been madly buying them for their collection. With a higher price tag than compared to previous CMF series ($3.99 vs $3.49), it definitely puts a damper in collecting, though there are decades of Simpsons fans that are all vying to get their own set. Many stores have sold out, but here's a handy list of where they are available:

- The LEGO Store
- Toys R Us
- Chapters
- Target

And if you end up getting duplicates, there is always a lot of people on Craigslist looking to buy, sell or trade! If you have any you're looking to trade, I also have a few extras ;) Happy hunting!

Metropolis x Klout Spring Social

Metropolis at Metrotown partnered up with Klout to throw a spring social last week and I was invited to attend. It was a way for stores to showcase what they had to offer this spring season while having some fun! There were plenty of vendors there including Purdy's Chocolate, Skoah, L'Occitane, Orange Julius and Cupcakes. We had food samples to snack on and some lucky attendees went home with some great door prizes! Make sure to check out Metropolis at Metrotown next time you have an itch to go shopping!

Setting up.
A garden of chocolate flowers from Purdy's Chocolate.
Salted caramels from Purdy's Chocolate - definitely one of my favourites!
Mocktails - Pineapple Sunrise and Blue Lagoon
Salad rolls with julienne vegetables, Tartlets with wild mushrooms and herbs, Vegetable samosas and Mexican tortilla pinwheel.
A prize wheel.
Some of the prizes you can win from the wheel - I got a tote bag.
Door prize table.
A presentation on spring fashion.
Prize draws!
Cute mini cupcakes from Cupcakes.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Read the Book, See the Movie. Free Scene Points with Book Purchase @ Chapters

With so many movies made into film adaptations, Chapters has partnered with Scene to offer free scene points with the purchase of a book that has been turned into a movie! I personally like to read the book before I see the film so I think this is a great promotion! With every book you purchase, you receive 250 scene points. Check out the full list of eligible titles here.

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace Now Available on DVD

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace is now out on DVD. Based on the popular animated series on Disney Junior, Sofia  embarks on an adventure under the sea! 

Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will – when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with Sofia the First! After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun – plus three more exciting episodes – Sofia the First: The Floating Palace proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day!

Everyone's favourite mermaid, Ariel, makes a special cameo apperance to help Sofia on her quest and remind her the importance of helping others. There are plenty of new songs in this fun movie and characters that this little red-head meets. In addition to The Floating Palace, there are three more episodes for you to enjoy! 

- Tri-Kingdowm Picnic
- Finding Clover
- Make Way for Miss Nettle

The DVD also comes with two friendship bracelets in pink and purple for your child to share! Sofia the First: The Floating Palace is out in stores now and you can save $6 when you buy this DVD and any other eligible Disney Junior DVD by printing out this coupon. This is the perfect movie to add to your DVD collection for fans of the little princess!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned above was provided by the company for review. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Savvy Shopping, Deals and Reviews and have not been influenced in any other way.

Top 50 Books 50% Off at Chapters

Chapters is having a great sale online only by offering 50% off the top 50 hottest selling books! This is the perfect time to stock up for your summer reading to so take advantage of this promotion here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Disney's The Pirate Fairy Out on Blu-ray & DVD April 1st

The Pirate Fairy is the newest flick in Tinkerbell's world and is full of swashbuckling adventure, friendship and pixie dust that  needs saving!

Synopsis: From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. 

Coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD,  the movie comes packed with bonus features!

- Second Star to the Right: The Legacy of Never Land
- Croc-u-mentary
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of "The Frigate That Flies"
- Sing-Along Songs

It was cool to see the movie tie in characters that we know and love from Peter Pan. The Pirate Fairy is out in stores on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1, 2014.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned above was provided by the company for review. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Savvy Shopping, Deals and Reviews and have not been influenced in any other way.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Vancouver International Auto Show 2014

Klout and Chevrolet invited me to visit the Vancouver International Auto Show this weekend so I went with my family to check out the latest models coming out on the market. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, all the well known car brands were present and had plenty of cars for you to test drive, sit in and learn more about. There was also a corner full of exotic cars (which are some of my favourite cars to see!). 


Chevrolet Stingray
Chevrolet Stingray in metallic blue!
Ford Mustang
Infiniti Red Bull race car
Lamborghini - reminds me of the Batman batmobile!
Ferrari. Can someone get this car for me?
Smart car with wings!
Audi R8
Acura TLX
Honda Fit
Kia Whitecaps van
The Auto Show will be in Vancouver for another day, so don't miss out! Grab your tickets here.

Noodle Box Celebrates Main Street Opening

Noodle Box celebrated their grand opening in Mount Pleasant today by giving away free noodles from noon till 5pm and I went to check it out since I love noodles! Guests were able to choose any stir fry noodle box from the menu and donations were collected to benefit the Mount Pleasant community. You choose which type of noodles you want and then then protein you want. I went with the Pad Thai with shrimp. They also offer curry and soups. Located right on the corner of Main St and Broadway, Noodle Box is sure to be a hit with the locals! Be sure to visit them next time you're in the area!

We were treated to samples of Cambodian spring rolls.
Adorable take out box!
Pad Thai stir-fry noodles.

Friday, March 28, 2014

DisneyNature's Bears - Advanced Screening Passes Giveaway!

Bears is the newest Disneynature true life adventure that captures breathtaking footage of a year in the life of two mother bears as they raise their young cubs. Set in Alaska, it starts just as winter is coming to an end and the bears come out of hibernation to face the cold. Follow their journey as they work together to find food and survive the dangers of the wilderness.

Bears is in theatres on April 18th, 2014 in time to celebrate Earth Day. One of my lucky readers can win a family pack of 4 tickets to the advanced screening of Bears on April 12th by entering the Rafflecopter form below!

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