Friday, December 31, 2010

Great Canadian Blogs (with giveaways)

Another list of awesome "mom" blogs/websites that have super giveaways and lots of great reads :)

Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous

Toronto Teacher Mom

Two Children and a Migraine

This Bird's Day

West coast Mama

Canadian Natural Mama

more to come!!!

Canadian Contest Forums Listing

This is a list I've compiled of all the Canadian Contest Forums I have found... contest forums are websites that have many members who help contribute finds such as contests, coupons, deals, freebies etc. It is also a really great way to connect with other people who enjoy contesting and to find all sorts of awesome contests that YOU are able to enter :) Many of these forums also host their own giveaways and contests for their members. Registration is FREE for these sites.

CoolCanucks - my favourite place to find contests, have met lots of awesome people there - check it out!!


Canadian Free Stuff

Red Flag Deals



Somewhere In Canada

Goldfish Legs

Bargain Moose

If any of you have any other great links to contest forums or websites that regularly have contests, let me know! xo

FREE 20 Page Photobook

-now expired-

FREE 7x9, 20page softcover photobook from Shoppers Photo! :) Sign up for Shoppers Photo and enter code : PHOTO at checkout - Ends Jan 2nd 2011 -


Where's the Contests at?

Everyone is always asking me where I find all these contests I answer is EVERYWHERE! lol :P
Here's a list of places I check out regularly :)
*many are Toronto-based, but are generally open to all canadians - always check the rules to each contest*


Toronto Sun
Toronto Star

Radio Stations


Television Stations


In the swing of things

Since my computer went kaput on me I have not been on much, but I am with a new laptop(thanks santa ;) and lots of ideas on what I want this blog to be...I'm in the swing of things again and can't wait to see where 2011 takes us :)

All the best in the new year!! 


Sunday, December 26, 2010

tassimo giveaway at frugal mommy of 2 girls

Santa brought me a laptop for Christmas so hopefully I can get back into blogging!!! :D YAY!!

Great giveaway going on at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls for a Bosch Tassimo Home Brewing System!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shutterfly Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to elle_dee_cee for winning the first giveaway here at Corie's Fab Finds!! She has won 20 free personalized cards from Shutterfly!!!Hope you enjoy, MANY different designs to choose from!!! :)

Stay tuned for more giveaways!!!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ontario Place Deals- Summer 2010

$20 TUESDAYS @ ONTARIO PLACE!!(+ tax)- Every Tuesday from June 8th - August 17th,  head on down to Ontario Place and get yourself a Toronto Star Play All Day Pass® for only $20!!! (reg:$28.57+)

Also if your birthday is on anyday on Ontario Place’s 2010 summer operating season, you will receive a FREE Toronto Star Play All Day Pass!!
  • Offer only valid on your birthday.
  • Proceed to the Guest Services Pavilion with valid identification.
  • Valid identification can include a birth certificate, passport, driver’s license or health card
 ~The Ontario Place website also has some great contests worth checking out~

 Check It Out Here:  Ontario Place - Promotions


Monday, July 26, 2010

My Shutterfly Experience & 1st Giveaway!!

  I was chosen to be 1 of 100 bloggers who will be writing about their thoughts & personal experiences with Shutterfly.

 I personally have not used Shutterfly yet, but it really seems like it is a fabulous way to get creative with your photos! They offer a variety of projects that are sure to please! One of the creative and fun things you can do with Shutterfly is create your very own personalized Birthday Cards . I've looked through all the different designs, and I am impressed! Here is a design I might use for my son's 2nd birthday this year called: Party Animals Birthday Invitation

  They have lots of designs to choose from, and YOU can personalize the cards to your specific colour scheme and change the wording and pictures...The amazing part?? That YOU get to make it look how you want it! All without spending time writing out 30 invites out by hand, perhaps getting ink smudges all over your hands and cards like I did for my son's 8th birthday this past year ;) I think I will be using Shutterfly this year for invites instead of putting myself through that torture ever again. :)
  Another great option you can create yourself is Baby Announcements. There are so many beautiful designs that you can choose and personalize to your liking. These custom announcements are so much more attractive then a couple of black sentences in a newspaper, and you order as many as you need so you can give them out to family and friends. One of my favourite designs is this one: Triple Play Blue Baby Announcement

  After all the invites and parties, it's time to send out Thank You Cards. Pick a design, edit the design how you like it best, then order. Done. I just love this wedding thank you card design:     

  Another great thing Shutterfly offers for you is the option to either have the cards sent back to you, or you can choose to get them sent directly to the recipients at a small additional charge. Your personalized cards would be sent out from Shutterfly, and you didn't even have to leave your house or get outta your pj's to do any of it!! How awesome is that?! :)

 Just a note(Disclaimer): Although I will be receiving free product for my time, my review has not been influenced by the sponsor in any way, this review is 100% my honest opinions and thoughts :)

- My 1st Giveaway :) - 20 Free Personalized Stationary Cards- open to Canadians only -

  For writing my honest experience/thoughts/feelings on Shutterfly, I will be given 40 free personalized stationary cards that I can use to review or giveaway, so I chose to keep 20 cards for myself(for a later personal review) and I will be randomly giving away 20 free personalized cards from Shutterfly for one lucky commenter :)

To enter:
*Go to the Shutterfly website and browse through the different designs and products...come back here and leave a comment on this post leaving me a link to the one design/product you really like. Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner :)

More ways to enter: Leave a comment for each entry please!!

"Follow publicly" - follow my blog, Corie's Fab Finds through Google Friend Connect (GFC - located on the right sidebar)(x1 entry)

* Subscribe via RSS feed and/or email, leave confirmed, subscribed email address in comment
(x1 entry)

*Follow Corie's Fab Finds on Twitter - leave your Twitter username in comment (x1 entry)

*"Like" Corie's Fab Finds on Facebook -  leave FB name in comment (1x entry)

Giveaway will end August 4th 2010 at 12am EST. Winner will be chosen via Winner has 48 hours to respond and accept the prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.





Monday, July 19, 2010

Giveaways in July :)

Brodie at 1 Prince and 3 Princesses has a great giveaway for a corioliss classic pro flat iron from Misikko - Ends July 26th 2010

Big Beautyful Mess has a giveaway for a Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron 1" Giveaway by Misikko as well - Ends July 22nd 2010 - ENTER HERE

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bluenotes - save $10 on purchases $50 or more

Become a fan/"like" Bluenotes on Facebook and you will get a coupon code to use to save yourself $10 on purchases $50 or more. Offer valid for online purchases only and it ends on Monday June 7th!!

Blog Giveaways - Saturday June 05th 2010

CoolCanucks: LOTS of great giveaways!! :D

1. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Tech4O Traileader Jet Outdoor Speed & Distance Watch Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 7th

2. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Tonic HairCare Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 8th

3. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ JBK Pottery ~ Your Source for Kitchen Gadgets Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 8th

4. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Finest Expressions Baby & Wedding Gifts Review & Giveaway!! CANADA ONLY!
Ends June 9th

5. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Nixie Kid’s Clothing Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 9th

6. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Bikini Kitchen Booty Butter Tanning Lotion Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 9th

7. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ La Jems Burp Cloths Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 10th

8. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Sweetsation Therapy Organic and Natural skin care Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 10th

9. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Meridane Design’s Jewelry Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 11th

10. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ CharmingMommy Jewelry Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 12th

11. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Lather Bee Rich All Natural Soap Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 12th

12. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Kitchen E-Store Cuisinox Coffee Press Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 13th

13. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ J!NX Clothing Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 13th

14. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Yoreganics Organic Laundry Sampler Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 14th

15. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Mountain Mama’s Kitchen Co. Candles in a Can Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 14th

16. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Nature’s Natural Solutions Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 15th

17. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Sefandi All Natural Bath & Beauty Products Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 15th

18. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream for Dry Skin Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 16th

19. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – CampfireGrill™ Portable Grill Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 17th

20. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 18th

21. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – colorOn Pro Instant Eye Shadow Kit Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 18th

22. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Lip Fix Lip Balms from Hair Fix Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 18th

23. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Lip Labz Lip Gloss Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 19th

24. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Canvas Press Portraits on Canvas Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 19th

25. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Yoga Mat Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 20th

26. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Yulemshop Jewelry Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 20th

27. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Zippity Doo’s™ children’s hair care products Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 21st

28. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – däv Rain Apparel Review & Giveaway!!Ends June 21st

29. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – TriTowels® Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 22nd

30. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Lita Sea glass jewelry Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 23rd

31. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – ScooterBees Eco-Friendly Kids Shoes Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 23rd

32. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – – Bamboo Fiber Baby Sleeping Sack Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 25th

33. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Butterscotch Blankees Stroller Blanket Giveaway!!
Ends June 25th

34. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – OOMPA Toys Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 25th

35. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – John Masters Organics Skincare Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 27th

36. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – pure | simple LIVING Wine bag Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 28th

37. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – tazzyTotes™ Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 29th

38. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – June Giveaway!!
Ends June 30th

39. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Nalgene Grip-n-Gulp Bottles for Children Review & Giveaway!!
Ends June 30th

40. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 1st

41. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – SFR Products HerStyler Classic 1 Inch Zebra Hair Straightener Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 2nd

42. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – 525 America Women’s Clothing Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 2nd

43. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Bebe Bella Designs Minky Chenille Infant Capri’s & Tops with Satin Trim Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 3rd

CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Pizza Hut Canada $50 GiftCard Giveaway!!

Ends July 4th

45. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ EveningSecrets Lingerie Canada Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 4th

46. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Fantasy Jewelry Box Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 5th

47. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Stortz & Associates Eco-friendly Toys Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 5th

48. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Izola Shower PEVA Bamboo Shower Curtain Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 7th

49. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Bring it Up Breast Shapers Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 7th

50. CoolCanucks Blog Contest – Magellan’s Travel Supplies Sound Oasis Travel Sound Therapy System Review & Giveaway!! Ends July 8th

51. CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Flat Iron Experts Hot Tools Professional Spring Curling Iron (2″) Review & Giveaway!!
Ends July 9th - U.S & Canada

Sunday, May 30, 2010

FREE samples of Pantene Customized Hair Solutions

Walmart Canada is currently offering various samples of the new Pantene Customized Hair Solutions HERE

I was able to order more than one sample, so I don't believe there is a limit.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awesome Promotion Alert!! - Maybelline Falsies Mascara

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! So this one is more of a sweepstakes/contest, but they are picking 25 lucky winners a day in a daily random draw!!! You will receive one full-sized tube of Maybelline's Falsies Mascara, which isn't out in stores yet but will be June 1st!! Be one of the lucky ones that get to try it before everyone else!!
All you have to do is :
ENTER HERE and cross your fingers!! There are only 2 more days to enter, so HURRY!! :)

One of my friends just won it, so congrats Christina!!! I hope I'm next!! LOL :)

FAB Freebie!!! - Full Sized Box Of Multi-Grain Cheerios!!!

Ok so while quantities last, Life Made Delicious is giving away many free boxes of multi-grain cheerios to whomever "Likes" them on Facebook!!You then go to (Don't worry I'm pretty sure they send you right to them)sign in or register with, and then get the free coupon for the cereal sent right to you!! Take the coupon to your local grocery store and it's smooth sailing from there! Well, er, at least it should be!! :) LOL

Get it while it's still available!! Quick,Quick!! Don't wanna miss this one!! :)

Corie xo

-Wednesday Blog Giveaways -

Howdy y'all!! :) Ahhhh middle of the week and what's better than an AMAZING giveaway from Tammi over at My Organized Chaos?!?! The answer : nothing!! ;)

Ok, so your probably wondering what it is right???? hehehe :) Ok, alright I give in. I won't make you guess... it's a SUPERSTAR Bounce House from PlayHouse Bouncers!!! This awesome bounce house is worth $499.99 but is currently on sale for $459.99!!!!!

Enter this fabulous giveaway HERE.
Closes June 28/2010 at 9pm MST.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blog Giveaways @ Jamie's Precious Peas

I found this wonderful blog awhile back and I enjoy visiting there, entering giveaways and reading her reviews :)
Here are some of the giveaways going on currently at Jamie's Precious Peas:

Cookies n Cream Kids - $25.00 Gift Certificate - Ends June 7th 2010

Melissa Moze Handbags & Accessories - 2 (mom & daughter) girl scout badge belts - Ends June 7th 2010

Ann Margaret's Special Tea Shoppe - win a pendandt of your choice - Ends June 7th 2010

Purty Girl Designs - win a piece of your choice - Ends June 7th 2010

There are more giveaways going on there so go check out Jamie's Precious Peas !!

Monday, May 24, 2010

List of BABY freebies!!

** = NEW links/info

join the nestle baby program and recieve a black Nestle Backpack with a can of formula, magazine, change pad etc..

join the Heinz Baby Club and recieve a FREE Heinz Nurture reusable shopping bag,Sample of Heinz Nurture™ Infant Formula,Newborn Nutrition and Feeding Guide & Watch-Me-Grow Growth Chart)

Similac Welcome Addition Club
(sign up and recieve a beige Similac diaper bag with coupons etc..)

Enfamil Family Beginnings
(join/sign up for coupons)

(can request coupons/or email them and ask for samples)

(join for coupons and samples/points program)

HUGGIES® Happy Baby

Johnson & Johnson--New Parent Pack--
Phone- 1-866-565-2229 or 1-877-223-9807
*can request this once every month for new coupons*
(just ask for the "New Parents Pack")
**NOTE-currently only sending new parent pack out to once per household due to so many requests**

Playtex Baby Canada (not sure if still valid)
Call (free) : 1-800-387-1300 and request a $5.00 coupon - don't select option 5.

Beechnut (call or email to ask for samples/coupons)-My personal experience with this one was that I e-mailed them asking for coupons and they replied they no longer offer them...a week later one page of coupons showed up from not 100% about this one!!!
Phone- 1-800-233-2468

Pull-Ups Website (great for potty training tips/info/coupon)

FREE Pull-Ups Potty Training DVD

FREE printable Potty Training Charts, Stickers and Certificate

Print out a free potty training sticker chart

FREE Potty Training Info + printable Progress Chart/Certificate

FREE printable Baby Tooth Chart

Little Swimmers Website-Special Offers

Toys R Us - FREE GOODY BAG(when you sign up for baby registry - NOT sure if this is still valid?!)
When you create a baby registry at your local Toys R Us, you should ask for/or recieve a baby goody bag filled with various baby items. If you create one online, you will probably have to go in to pick it up as I doubt they mail them.

Toys R Us - New Magazine 2010 - links to great $ saving coupons
Babies "R" Us - Baby Catalogue 2010
**supposed to be able to view this catalogue online, it just keeps sending me to the weekly flyer.. i dunno?!**

Rules & Regulations of Reviews & Giveaways

Alright everyone so I have been dabbling in product testing and reviews for over a year now and would really love to one day be a blog that hosts various giveaways and posts many reviews on different companies and products. Any products relating to women/men/children/household/food/laundry-cleaning/vehicles/school/clothing/accessories/jewelery/makeup/fitness/electronics/internet-computers/ and so on I am open to test and review.

If you are a company with a product you would like to be reviewed, please contact me via email and we will make arrangements.

My standard product review/giveaway procedure is as follows :

* I will either contact a company to ask for a product to review or the company comes to me with a product they would like reviewed or apart of a giveaway.

* Once both parties are in agreement, I will be sent a product that I will be testing (either personally or within my family). Within a week of receiving product, then I will post an honest review of my thoughts/likes/dislikes of product.

* If a company is looking to host a giveaway, I will post that a giveaway is going tostart/end on dates agreed upon by both parties. I will post any details needed as well as ways to enter. I reserve the right to promote any giveaway on appropriate websites/forums.

*Once winner(s) is chosen, they will have 3 days from "winner email"(sent after winner is picked)to confirm and send their shipping address to me to pass on to the sponsor/company.

* Shipping of a giveaway product is solely the sponsor/company's responsibility unless otherwise posted.

*Giveaways - Will always be Canadian (as I am!) but there may be giveaways that are open to U.S as well. This will be solely the decision of the company hosting the giveaway.

CoolCanucks = BEST website!!

So I know you all must be dying to know how it is that I stumble across these fabulous finds and one great place that I look to is CoolCanucks. This website is run by the fabulous Roxxyroller who really knows how to run a great site.

At CoolCanucks you will find links to many great deals/freebies/contests & coupons. My favourite spot at CoolCanucks, is the forum. Everyone there is so friendly, kind, helpful and welcoming.

If you are a contest queen or king, you will really love Roxxy's review/giveaway blog, she always has many great giveaways going on that are easy to enter.

Seriously, if you haven't been by CoolCanucks, I STRONGLY suggest you go check it out and sign up to be a member(it's FREE!:)

Corie xo - a.k.a - sexymamma23 (coolcanucks forum member)

Nestle Baby Program - BABY freebie

Nestle Baby is another fabulous company for moms & dads alike. They offer a great package when you sign up for free to their program. Once you sign up you will receive:

* The Nestle Baby Backpack (filled with the items listed below)
* A subscription to Nestle Baby Digest
* Various Coupons and Samples (great sample of formula/baby cereal)
* Stage Appropriate Emails

I found this to be a wonderful freebie find, I love the backpack it is so useful! The free formula and coupons were great as well.

*Note: Even if you don't have a baby or are pregnant, maybe you know someone that could use the samples... pass the link along to them or order it to give to them... If not, maybe you could order it and donate it to your local women's shelter or food bank*

Similac Welcome Addition Club - BABY freebie

Hey guys & gals, these baby freebies are really some of the best freebies I have ever recieved!! My son Jaicyn was a "Similac Baby", we love their formula and company! When you sign up for the Similac Welcome Addition Club you will receive :

*A free sample of formula
*Coupons to help you save $ on your next purchase
*A booklet on baby's development

You may also receive a similac diaper bag, but i am not 100% sure as I ordered this almost a year ago.

The coupons really help you with the costs of formula.. They usually send out
2x - $5.00 coupons that you can redeem when purchasing similac formula. There! You just saved $10.00 :) The best part is that they send out extra coupons every 6months approximately, another 2x - $5.00. I found them to be so helpful and I think that this company is wonderful for helping us parents try to save $$!!

What are you waiting for?! Go sign up and save!! :)

Corie xo

Hello & Welcome! :)

Hi! I'm Corie and this is Corie's Fab Finds. I am always finding great deals, freebies/samples, contests & coupons so I figure I should be kind and share with others LOL :) I have a hard time trying to keep up with my blogging daily, so this is a fresh start. I hope to eventually work with companies to review their products and host giveaways, but first things first...that is getting this blog off the ground, stick to posting daily, and work my way up the ladder :)

**If you are a company that would like to work with me on a product review or giveaway, please contact me via email at : **

**If you are a fellow blogger who maybe could share some tips or great companies to contact, please contact me via email as well**

Thanks for stopping in at my blog, I hope you will be a regular visitor!! :)


Corie xo