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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ OtterBottle.ca Insulated Tote Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

You all pretty much know by now how much sav­ing the Envi­ron­ment means to me, and find­ing eco-friendly com­pa­nies is extremely impor­tant to me!

I was delight­fully over­whelmed when I stum­bled across all of the eco-friendly prod­ucts that OtterBottle.ca carries!!

We are now hear­ing it every where – the rea­sons to go eco-friendly, green prod­ucts, save the envi­ron­ment and recy­cle. But what does it all really mean and why do we need to become more eco friendly?

One obvi­ous rea­son is so that we can save our planet. Just think­ing about the enor­mous stash of plas­tic bot­tles that are thrown away every year which can­not dis­in­te­grate into the land.

Another big thing is Sav­ing ani­mals from extinc­tion! So many of the var­i­ous breeds of ani­mals and insects and all man­ner of liv­ing crea­tures are becom­ing threat­ened because of our habits.

And thirdly, Greener, envi­ron­men­tally friendly prod­ucts are much more kinder to our own health!

With that being said, Otter­Bot­tle is cer­tainly a Cana­dian Green com­pany who con­tributes greatly to the well being of our­selves, the envi­ron­ment, as well as the safety of our animals!

By recy­cling we can save energy, land space, money, and at the same time cre­at­ing new jobs, reduce air and water pol­lu­tion and keep our for­est green. Just a  lit­tle bit of everyone’s help can be a big thing!

By recy­cling, our home’s can be clean and we can reuse the same stuff again, and it can save us a lot of money each year.

By work­ing together, we can save our planet and keep it greener.

About Otter­Bot­tle, a blurb from their website:

“Since a very young age, Shan­non Andrukow has been a health enthu­si­ast and envi­ron­men­tal­ist keen on pre­serv­ing the planet for her fam­ily and future gen­er­a­tions. Advo­cat­ing the impor­tance of small steps to sav­ing the envi­ron­ment to friends and fam­ily (reduc­ing con­sumerism, reusing prod­ucts and avoid­ing per­ish­able ones, dri­ving less, recy­cling, turn­ing out lights, reduc­ing water use, seek­ing renew­able energy sources, encour­ag­ing green prod­ucts for the house­hold, buy­ing local, and so on), Andrukow has always prided her­self on her ded­i­ca­tion to help­ing Mother Earth.

After hav­ing kids, she became even more health-conscious and her inner-environmentalist emerged in full force.  Andrukow had been research­ing Bisphe­nol A (BPA) for a num­ber of years (long before Health Canada’s announce­ment to ban BPA) and after test­ing a cou­ple of “sus­tain­able” water bot­tles Shan­non found that she was not sat­is­fied with the look and per­for­mance of those bot­tles. Always a major pro­po­nent of reusable con­tain­ers, the options for a safe and styl­ish bot­tle at the time were extremely limited.

Shannon’s eco-chic diva sur­faced and she not only wanted to make a dif­fer­ence but she also wanted a bot­tle that spoke to her indi­vid­ual style.  Not to men­tion that she also wanted to pur­chase from a Cana­dian com­pany that sup­ported our envi­ron­ment – some­thing that was harder to do than she thought it would be!  There was no such com­pany out there, so she decided to make it her per­sonal mis­sion to cre­ate one.

She finally decided to cre­ate Otter­Bot­tle Inc. when she explored the idea with her hus­band and good friends.  Her close friend pro­vided her with the final nudge that she needed by encour­ag­ing her to pro­ceed with the thought of start­ing a com­pany that addressed all her concerns.

Andrukow devel­oped Otter­bot­tle Inc.– the name was born out of her desire to find a name that rep­re­sented some­thing pure, healthy and, of course, Cana­dian.  The otter, an ani­mal that lives in the water that we all need to pro­tect, was a per­fect fit.  What bet­ter than to have a com­pany name that is vir­tu­ally impos­si­ble to forget!

For Shan­non, found­ing Otter­Bot­tle Inc. has allowed her to do what she loves most in life; spend her days at home with her kids and make a dif­fer­ence for the earth that she wants to preserve.”

I was sent to review one of their won­der­ful new Insu­lated Tote Bags — no more using aim­less amount of plas­tic bags! They are intended to be reused repeat­edly to replace the use of hun­dreds of HDPE plas­tic bags.

Prac­ti­cal, Col­lapsi­ble, Com­pact and Reusable — Shop­ping and Reusable Insu­lated Tote Bags are styl­ishly durable and come in a vari­ety of colour­ful multi-patterns and designs.

I totally love mine and know that you will too! The very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Otter­Bot­tle have gra­ciously offered to give 1 very lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to win an Insu­lated Tote as well! SWEET!!

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

1) Head on over to Otter­Bot­tle and check out all of the fab­u­lous prod­ucts! Please let me know what you would love to own from there?

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

Fol­low @coolcanucks and @otterbottle on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

Tweet this con­test! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! *NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link*

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Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

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Pur­chase from Otter­Bot­tle for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to Canada ONLY and expires on Jan­u­ary 15th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Otter­Bot­tle for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest – pure | simple LIVING Wine bag Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Friday, May 28th, 2010

 

What can you do to live green? What can you do to help the envi­ron­ment and reduce your car­bon foot­print? There are so many choices and options avail­able that the aver­age per­son can do. These things don’t have to cost a for­tune and are easy to incor­po­rate into daily living.

I was happy to come across this web­site called pure | sim­ple LIVING! They cer­tainly do their part to help fam­i­lies try to live a greener and more sus­tain­able lifestyle by offer­ing earth-friendly prod­ucts for every­day use.

“Liv­ing green does not have to mean mak­ing big sac­ri­fices. Every small change we make in the right direc­tion counts in our col­lec­tive effort to min­i­mize our impact on the envi­ron­ment. And we believe that we can all make small changes, one change at a time. While we advo­cate reduc­ing con­sump­tion (of every­thing) and reusing what we already own, when we do need to buy some­thing new, we can choose an earth-friendly option which, most often, tends to be the human-friendly option as well.

We are proud to be Cana­dian so we make a con­scious effort to buy local and to sup­port Cana­dian busi­nesses; we believe that local is always best, not only for the envi­ron­ment but for the econ­omy. When we can’t find a Made in Canada solu­tion, we strive to be socially respon­si­ble and ensure that our sup­pli­ers fol­low eth­i­cal (sweatshop-free, fair trade) busi­ness prac­tices, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to over­seas manufacturing.

We only select the best eco­log­i­cally minded prod­ucts we can find, prod­ucts that are safe for us, our fam­i­lies and the earth. Think of us as the first stop on your jour­ney to reduc­ing the size of your foot­print on our planet.

Be kind to your envi­ron­ment and it will be kind to you!”

pure | sim­ple LIVING sells many green prod­ucts and shop­ping online with them is a com­plete snap as every­thing is so neatly cat­e­go­rized on the left!

Choose from many prod­ucts such as Babies & Kids, Kitchen & Din­ing, Liv­ing & Clean­ing, Bed & Bath, Bags, and Apparel!

pure | sim­ple LIVING sent me a won­der­ful Wine Bag to review and I love it!

“The ulti­mate gift (or re-gift)!

This is an original-design from pure | sim­ple LIVING. These bags are made locally in Toronto from GOTS-certified heavy-weight organic cot­ton can­vas with styl­ish metal grom­met detail. Gen­er­ous siz­ing makes it ideal for more than just pre­sent­ing a typ­i­cal 750ml bot­tle of wine — larger or more uniquely-shaped bot­tles can be accommodated.

Add this sturdy and well-constructed bag to your list of host­ess gifts, ensur­ing that it will be gifted and re-gifted for years to come!”

Our fam­ily and friends cer­tainly do enjoy our wine, so this defi­nately made a wel­come addi­tion to our home! I can hardly wait to load it with a nice big bot­tle of wine, tie it with a huge bow, and give it as a gift to some­one close! Perfect!!

 

One very lucky Cool­Canucks reader has the chance to win one of these awe­some Wine Bags as well thanks to the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at pure | sim­ple LIVING! SWEET!!

To Enter:

Manda­tory Entry – ***This is a MUST!! Those who don’t ful­fill the very first entry will be dis­qual­i­fied! Also, any com­ments such as ‘enter me’ or ‘love to win’ will be deleted.***

 

1) Head on over to pure | sim­ple LIVING and check out all of the fan­tas­tic prod­ucts! Come back here and tell me what you would love most!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

 

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

 

•SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

 

•Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

 

•Fol­low @coolcanucks on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

 

•Tweet this con­test. Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! **NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link**

•(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

 

•Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

 

•Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

 

•Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

 
•Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

 
•Pur­chase any­thing from pure | sim­ple LIVING for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

 

**Give­away open to CANADA only and expires on June 28th, 2010**

 

A HUGE thank you to pure | sim­ple LIVING for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

 

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    CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Envirobottles Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010

     

    You all pretty much know by now how much sav­ing the Envi­ron­ment means to me, and find­ing eco-friendly com­pa­nies is extremely impor­tant to me!

    I was delight­fully over­whelmed when I stum­bled across all of the eco-friendly prod­ucts that Envi­ro­bot­tles carries!!

    We are now hear­ing it every where — the rea­sons to go eco-friendly, green prod­ucts, save the envi­ron­ment and recy­cle. But what does it all really mean and why do we need to become more eco friendly?

    One obvi­ous rea­son is so that we can save our planet. Just think­ing about the enor­mous stash of plas­tic bot­tles that are thrown away every year which can­not dis­in­te­grate into the land.

    Another big thing is Sav­ing ani­mals from extinc­tion! So many of the var­i­ous breeds of ani­mals and insects and all man­ner of liv­ing crea­tures are becom­ing threat­ened because of our habits.

    And thirdly, Greener, envi­ron­men­tally friendly prod­ucts are much more kinder to our own health!

    With that being said, Envi­ro­bot­tles is cer­tainly a Cana­dian Green com­pany who con­tributes greatly to the well being of our­selves, the envi­ron­ment, as well as the safety of our animals!

    By recy­cling we can save energy, land space, money, and at the same time cre­at­ing new jobs, reduce air and water pol­lu­tion and keep our for­est green. Just a  lit­tle bit of everyone’s help can be a big thing!

    By recy­cling, our home’s can be clean and we can reuse the same stuff again, and it can save us a lot of money each year.

    By work­ing together, we can save our planet and keep it greener.

    About Envi­ro­bot­tles, a blurb from their website:

    “We, at Envi­ro­bot­tles, are con­cerned about the many issues sur­round­ing our health and safety and the impact plas­tic and other dis­pos­able and toxic items have on our envi­ron­ment. There­fore, it is our man­date to pro­vide the con­sumer with prod­ucts that are afford­able, easy to use, reusable and yet, by their every­day use, will make a dra­matic impact for the bet­ter on our environment.

    We have been in busi­ness since 2003.

    We are fam­ily owned and oper­ated and have evolved and changed as we have become more edu­cated and aware of the need for the prod­ucts you will find on Envirobottles.ca. We do our very best to pro­vide our cus­tomers with hon­est and reli­able ser­vice, valu­ing every client who puts their trust in us by plac­ing an order whether it be big or small. We appre­ci­ate everyone.

    From our stain­less steel bot­tles to glass baby bot­tles, Wrap-N-Mats to soy can­dles our prod­ucts will assist you in becom­ing part of the move­ment towards cre­at­ing a greener earth and a brighter future. We are always look­ing for new and inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and infor­ma­tion that ful­fill our man­date so check our web­site often to stay current.

    In 2009 we became Cana­dian dis­trib­u­tors for 2 eco friendly prod­ucts: Wrap-N-Mats, the resuable sand­wich wrap­per and place­mat in one and Drop-Guard glass baby bot­tles, with a per­ma­nent sil­i­cone sleeve these glass bot­tles become shat­ter­proof.  We look for­ward to pro­vid­ing these fine prod­ucts in the mar­ket­place.“
     

    I was sent to review the won­der­ful ‘Wrap-n-mats’ along with a Wrap-n-mat Pouch, a drop guard baby bot­tle, and a few other good­ies that were included in this great GREEN pack­age! No more using aim­less amount of plas­tic bag­gies, as the wrap-n-mat is a fan­tas­tic inven­tion that let’s you wrap your sand­wich over and over again!! The wrap-n-mat pouch is also a neat lit­tle prod­uct as well for car­ry­ing crack­ers, pret­zels, snacks, what­ever! Phe­nom­i­nal! I totally love them!!

     

    Is that not the neat­est idea ever?? They come in many colours and fab­u­lous designs!

     

    I only wish I’d have found Envi­ro­bot­tles a long time ago!

    Envi­ro­bot­tles car­ries an exten­sive line of Eco-friendly prod­ucts that are designed to please! Have you checked out their fan­tas­tic line of Drop Guard baby bot­tles yet? If not, please do so by click­ing here!

    “Drop-Guard uti­lizes an inno­v­a­tive design tech­nol­ogy to pro­tect infants and tod­dlers from bro­ken glass.


    •Drop-Guard’s glass con­tain­ment sys­tem is the safety par­ents look for with glass baby bot­tles.
    •Our sil­i­cone sleeve is a per­ma­nent acces­sory on the baby bot­tle cre­at­ing a maintenance-free alter­na­tive
    •Sil­i­cone sleeve con­tains all the GLASS and LIQUID.
    •Per­ma­nently adhered directly to the bot­tle, does not wear off.
    •Bac­te­ria and germs can­not get between the glass and sil­i­cone.
    •Eas­ier to han­dle and less slip­pery to par­ents and babies.
    •Microwave and dish­washer safe.
    •Envi­ron­men­tally friendly, non-toxic and recy­clable.
    •Crys­tal Clear over-mold, can­not tell it’s shat­ter­proof until you touch it.
    •nip­ple is sil­i­cone
    •EVENFLO BOTTLES”

    Envi­ro­bot­tles also car­ries drinkware, pro­mo­tional items such as tote bags, recy­cled pens, golf balls, and much more!!

    Also find eco-friendly prod­ucts there such as the can crusher which is one funky lit­tle handy gad­get that is per­fect for schools, restau­rants, etc!

    A huge kudos goes out to Envi­ro­bot­tles for their EXCELLENT eco-friendly prod­ucts, I totally rec­om­mend this com­pany to anyone!!

     

    Want to pur­chase from Envi­ro­bot­tles now and save money upon order­ing? Sim­ply type in redemp­tion code “Cool­Canucks” to receive 15% off any order!

     

     

    Win IT!!!!!

     

    Would you like to win a Grande Wrap-n-Mat along with a Wrap-n-Mat pouch? Well now you can!! The very kind and gen­er­ous folks from Envi­ro­bot­tles wants to give one lucky Cool­Canucks reader the chance to do just that!! Impres­sive in the least, I know that these rock, and you will too!!

     

    To Enter:

    *****Let me explain on how to enter here as alot of peo­ple are not fol­low­ing the rules, and their entries are sim­ply being deleted! I am sorry to say this but, if you can­not fol­low my rules here, then your com­ments are sim­ply deleted. It’s not hard to do these 3 easy things!!*****

     

    1)  Head on over to Envi­ro­bot­tles and tell me why this com­pany is so impor­tant to you and your family!

     

    2) You MUST ALSO SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side) via email! (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment and SAY I SUBSCRIBED VIA EMAIL!

     

     
    3) And thirdly for any entries to count, fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect!! TELL ME THAT YOU FOLLOW COOLCANUCKS VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT IN A COMMENT! SORRY FOR THE CAPS, BUT ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW OR READ RULES AND I HAVE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION SOMEHOW!!!!!

     

    ******************If you don’t do the top 3, then your com­ments will be DELETED, plain and simple************************************

     
    ————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

     

    EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of winning!!)

     

    Fol­low @coolcanucks and @EnviroBottles on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

     

    Tweet this con­test link­ing to @coolcanucks  and @EnviroBottles! Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! **NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link**(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

     

    Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

     

    Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

     

    Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

     
    Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

     
    Refer a friend to Cool­Canucks Forum – do not sign your­self up and cheat, I can check IP’s! Tell me who the refer­ral is, and earn 10 extra entries at once!

     
    Pur­chase any­thing from Envi­ro­bot­tles 
    for the dura­tion of the give­away
    and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

     

    **Give­away open to both Canada & US and expires on May 1st, 2010**

     

    A HUGE thank you to Envi­ro­bot­tles for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!

     

    Con­grats to #3

     

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    Emmi
    March 12th, 2010 at 6:37 am 

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