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My Minute Rice Giveaway

To help celebrate the Minute Rice webcast that I “attended” last week, Minute Rice have provided me with a couple free boxes of their instant rice to cook and taste at home. They have also agreed to provide one of my blog followers with a case of Minute Rice!!

Minute Rice
Minute Rice

There are just a few simple things for you to do to enter the contest to win a case (12 boxes) of Minute Rice 100% Natural Instant Rice (value of $60).

First, in a comment on THIS blog post tell me what you like to eat with your rice. Simple.

In the same comment that you make on THIS blog post you also have to pick a number between one and 500 and add that number to your comment on this blog post.

Third, you will need to provide me with an email address at which I can contact you. It would be helpful if you also put your name in there.

You DO NOT need to add your email address to the comment you are posting- it only needs to be in the form that you fill out in order to post a comment.

I will not be spamming you; under no circumstances will you be added to any email list from me or any other organization if you supply me with your email address. The only reason I’m asking for an email address is so that I can contact the winner of this giveaway to figure out how to get the case of Minute Rice 100% Natural Instant Rice to the winner of this contest/giveaway.

Only entries that have completed all three of these requirements will be eligible to win.

It is up to you to scan or read the comments before you choose a number to make sure you have not chosen a number that somebody has already chosen ahead of you. If two or more people enter with the same number and that number is the winning number, then the person who entered first will be the winner.

If there is no exact match to the number I draw then the next closest number (higher or lower) will be declared the winner.

I will limit this contest-giveaway to one entry per email address.

This contest will close on Wednesday May 13th 2015 at 6 PM Pacific Standard Time. Shortly after the contest closes I will use an iPad app that will generate a random number to find a winner.

After a winner has been decided I will contact the winner through the email address that they have provided me.

The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question.

Good luck!!

Apologies in advance, this contest is only open to residents of Canada who are 19 years of age or more. 

 

The Catelli Giveaway Winner is…

The winning number for the Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains pasta giveaway is 320!!! I will look through the entries to see who the first person to enter 320 was and then I will send them a quick email. Congrats to our winner!!

After carefully looking over the entries, the winner is Angela with her choice of 319. Congratulations!! I have sent you an email.

Random Number Generator
Random Number Generator

Avallone Luxury Italian Bi-Fold Giveaway

Recently Christopher from Avallone Luxury sent me one of their Italian bi-fold wallets so that I could do a video review of it and, to give it away to one of my readers.

Here is my video review:

And here is the how-to for you to win the Avallone Luxury Italian bi-fold wallet;

  • First, go to the Avallone Luxury website and find the bag or accessory that you think would best partner with the Italian bi-fold wallet that is being given away here.
  • Next, make a comment on this blog post with the name of the bag or accessory that you think would partner best with the Italian bi-fold that is being given away in this post.
  • Along with the above mentioned info, in your comment on this blog post, add a number between 1 (one) and 100 (one hundred). (Yes, you can enter with numbers one or 100).
  • One entry per email address.
  • On Friday, February 21st, 2014 sometime as close to (but after) 6pm PST I will use an iPad app to generate a random number to decide the winner of this giveaway.
  • When posting your comment with your Avallone Luxury partnering accessory and your chosen number, be sure to include your name and a valid email address (which will not be published or shared or sold or used to send you spam). The email address will be the way that I communicate to the winner of this giveaway.
  • The winner of the Avallone Luxury Italian bi-fold wallet will be required to pay the cost of shipping there prize to their home.

A Simple Leather Belt Company Giveaway

Well, my season of giving continues. This time we have partnered with the guys behind A Simple Leather Belt Company to offer a cool giveaway of one of their cool new cinch belts.

So what is the story behind ASLBCo? Well, you take two university students, one with an interest in entrepreneurship and the other with some serious coding skills, add in their contacts to the very old world of the Amish artisan and voila, you have A Simple Leather Belt Co.

And this is what they are all about, simple leather belts; belts made to last a lifetime. Made all by hand, without any electricity by a group of Amish craftsmen who have been making leather belts, harnesses and equine goods for decades.

You can have a more detailed look at one of these belts in my little video review:

Now, do you want one of these cinch belts? You can win a free cinch belt, compliments of me at Life in the Burbs and the guys at A Simple Leather Belt Co.

Here is the how-to for you to win a cinch belt!

  • First, go to A Simple Leather Belt Co.‘s website and follow their instructions on how to “Build One”.
  • Next, make a comment on this blog post with two important details from that process; 1) the colour of the belt and 2) the style of tip you would choose (these choices can be changed later and these choices do not bind you to that particular belt in case you win).
  • Along with the above mentioned info, in your comment on this blog post, add a number between 1 (one) and 100 (one hundred). (Yes, you can enter with numbers one or 100).
  • One entry per email address.
  • On Friday, December 13th, 2013 sometime shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app to generate a random number to decide the winner of this giveaway.
  • When posting your comment with your belt details and your chosen number, be sure to include your name and a valid email address (which will not be published or shared or sold or used to send you spam). The email address will be the way that I communicate to the winner of this giveaway.
  • The winner of the A Simple Leather Belt Company cinch belt will be required to pay the cost of shipping there prize to their home(there is free shipping CONUS).

Good luck!

 

The Stirling Soap Company Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is aimed at the old school wet shavers in the audience! We have partnered with the good people at Stirling Soap Company for this giveaway.

Now, to be honest, I have not yet used any of the soaps from Stirling Soap Company. This is only because I picked the soaps up at the post office this afternoon and have not made my way into the shave cave yet today. Later this evening I will be testing out the shave soap.

Black Cherry Lather
Black Cherry Lather

Update: I just shaved my face and my head with the Black Cherry Shave soap. It took a bit of experimenting, but with more water in my boar hair shave brush than I usually use and a more vigorous swirling on the soap puck and I had a beauty of a lather develop.

The lather went on my skin beautifully. It is one of the thickest and richest lathers I have had the pleasure of using. The lather was like (and this is absolutely meant as a compliment) a perfect combination of delicious smelling chilled bacon fat and fresh cherries. It spread across my skin beautifully. Yes, this sounds bizarre but it is gorgeous feeling on the skin.

 

I am pretty excited to try out more of these new soaps because they are cold pressed, beef or mutton tallow soaps that are said to lather up super thick and slick. The shave soaps are intended to be used in a shave bowl or an apothecary mug.

Sharp Dressed Man
Sharp Dressed Man

The first one up for a giveaway is called Sharp Dressed Man. This soap is patterned after the famous Green Irish Tweed scent that was created for Cary Grant. This scent has been put to use by men like Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood, meaning this is what real men smell like, whether they’re stepping out in a tuxedo like Redford, or making a canoe out of someone’s forehead like Eastwood.

The next one is called Barbershop. This soap has a smell that recreates the essence of sitting in the old-time barbershop, reading the paper while you wait for a haircut or a shave.

Barbershop
Barbershop

 

 

I also have a bar of Autumn Glory up for grabs. This one has a very gentle aroma that reminds me of the time years ago when I went walking with my grandfather around the birch and aspen groves at his lakeside cabin.

Now to the good stuff; to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is;

  • Write a comment with a number between 1 (one) and 100 (one hundred) on this blog post. (Yes, you can enter with numbers one or 100).
  • One entry per email address.
  • On Friday, December 6th, 2013 sometime shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app to generate THREE (3) random numbers to decide the winners of this giveaway.
  • Each winner will be sent one of the the three soaps. If you have a preference of which one you like, add that in the blog post comment with your number.
  • When posting your comment with your chosen number, be sure to include your name and a valid email address (will not be published or shared or sold or used to send you spam). The email address will be the way that I communicate to the winners of this giveaway.
  • The winners of the Stirling Soap Company Shave soaps will be required to pay the full cost of shipping the soap.

Thank you to Rod and Mandy Lovan for providing the very wonderful smelling soaps and good luck to all who enter.

 

Hand & Sew Simple Lanyard and Simple Wallet Giveaway

Even as the excitement of my previous giveaway is still fresh in our minds, here I am beginning another giveaway!!

Why am I doing another giveaway? Because I want this to be a season of giving back to my readers. Therefore, I will be hosting as many giveaways as I possibly can in the days leading up to Christmas.

Get ready to keep picking another random numbers!! More leather, some shave soaps and shaving gear and who knows what else will be given away in the coming days!!

Steven Enns of Hand & Sew
Steven Enns of Hand & Sew

For this giveaway I am partnering with my friend Steven Enns of Hand & Sew.

As you may remember, I met Steven in real life during Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl. I visited his shop and had the pleasure of seeing the variety of items he creates, all totally by hand.

Hand & Sew Simple Lanyard
Hand & Sew Simple Lanyard

 

A few weeks ago (maybe longer?) I participated in a Massdrop thingy that Steven was part of and I purchased a Simple Lanyard. I have my work keys on the Simple Lanyard and I have been watching that little piece of leather transform and develop a lovely patina as I use it in my day to day routine.

While visiting Steven’s shop I purchased a leather covered Field Notes book. That book is in the early stages of patina-development and I will report back on the progress in the coming months.

Now Steven is partnering with me and offering a Simple Lanyard AND one of his Simple Wallets to one of my readers.

Hand & Sew Simple Wallet
Hand & Sew Simple Wallet

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is;

  • Write a comment with a number between 1 (one) and 1000 (one thousand) on this blog post. (Yes, you can enter with numbers one or 1000).
  • One entry per email address.
  • On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 shortly after 6pm PST I will use an iPad app to generate a random number to decide the winner of this giveaway.
  • When posting your comment with your chosen number, be sure to include your name and a valid email address (will not be published or shared or sold or used to send you spam). The email address will be the way that I communicate to the winner of this giveaway.
  • The winner of the Hand & Sew Simple Lanyard and Simple Wallet will be required to pay the full cost of shipping the leather goods.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!!