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Slow Down Your Busy Life with Quaker #CONTEST

What would you do if you had the chance?
Last week I shared this video: “The Recital” by Quaker embraces the love of family and the idea that each day is a new opportunity to do more of the good things that matter; not allow the pace of modern life to get in the way.

This theme hit home for me. As a mother, a professional and a blogger, my life is so full, and sometimes it’s the closest people to me that suffer. It’s so easy to get bogged down in day-to-day tasks I can often lose sight of what truly matters.

DSC_0086And it’s not just me! Canadians are tweeting everyday about how busy they are: in 2014, there were over 30 million Tweets in Canada related to being busy, being overworked and having too much to do. Oddly enough, the most important or fulfilling things don’t make it onto our to-do lists.

The fine people of Quaker Canada want to help you take a break with your loved ones. I’m giving a way a Quaker prize pack that includes assorted Quaker goods AND a $250 VISA prepaid gift card. You can use it to plan a getaway, an outing, or just a nice dinner out.


This is how you can enter:

  1. Follow @MaryinVancity and @QuakerCanada on Twitter
  2. Like Quaker Canada and MaryinVancity on Facebook
  3. Tweet the following “ If you had a chance, what would you do? Enter to win a $250 VISA card from @QuakerCanada and @MaryinVancity
  4. Comment below telling me what you’d do with your VISA card

Winner will be announced on Tuesday September 1st at 5pm. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: Congrats @Teddybobo1 – You’ve won the giveaway!


  1. Hubby and I would use the card to get tickets to a Calgary Flames game in November (both our birthday months) and splurge on a nice dinner before the game too!


  2. ♥ a $250 Visa card would come in handy towards new tires for our van to keep us safe & get us to our destination in one piece.
    Thanks for an awesome contest & fab prize


  3. I would use my visa card to get my hair cut comfortably for my upcoming surgery. and also we need a printer :)


  4. I follow both of you on Twitter @LILLIANMB23…………….If I was so lucky as to win..I would use my $250 and do a local getaway in my nearest city of Halifax NS


  5. Followed and tweeted. If I won the $250 visa gift card, I would use it towards school supplies, and take my family out to a movie night.


  6. If I was the lucky winner I would use the winner to offset some of the back to school costs, Also I would buy my kids a little surprise each :)


  7. I liked on facebook as Amy Lovell, and followed on twitter as @acid666

    If I won I would use it to buy school snacks and groceries, Probably even some new winter gear for my daughter.


  8. I would use the GC to purchase something for our first home that we just bought and are renovating…probably use it to get a better faucet :) Not that exciting lol, but that’s what I’d do!


  9. after school supplies and clothes i now need a few things.i really need a pair of shoes and new purse have not had any new of these for 8 years.what ever left would save for a rainy day as there are always a few of those


  10. I have 5 grandchildren, so it would let me buy 5 $50 gifts for them for Christmas! They truly are my reason to get up every day :-)


  11. following on twitter, liked on facebook!
    I would spend the money on a hair cut, and some back to school clothes and a backpack! thanks for the chance :)


  12. Our family would use the visa card to buy a new computer for our family room to share. Ours is a decade old & it’s ready to burn out. We would love to win this!


  13. I would totally use it towards groceries for when we move into our new house !!! thank you :) following both accounts on twitter and FB and tweeted


  14. I follow on Facebook as Brenda Penton
    Follow on twitter as @newfiechic
    I tweeted
    I would use the visa to get my kids some back to school clothes.



  15. Completed all steps, followed on Facebook, also as @pl8dtrpl6 on Twitter, tweeted on twitter as well. With a giftcard of $250, I’d put it towards new winter boots & shoes for my teens, and stock up on Quaker instant oatmeal variety packs! Gotta keep warm inside and out :) Thanks!


  16. I liked QuakerCanada on FB and Mary in Van City on FB.
    I would use the Visa card to take my husband and myself out for
    our anniversary dinner at a nice place.


  17. Holy batman, followed & tweeted @edmond18, liked @Edmond.leung.908 Re: WOW, I need the prize to buy much needed grocery & supplement to get well soon. Wow, prize Visa gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.


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