Saturday, August 23, 2014

Amazing #CAARewards with @CAASCO

Everyone knows that I am a CAA member...and actually have been for years. To be honest, I've only ever used the card for emergencies (which are few and far between) until now! I never realized how many great partners CAA works with to provide members with AMAZING rewards like discounts and exclusive offers. You also can earn CAA Dollars® by using your card...and it's not only in store, there are a ton of online partners as well. I've been asked to be a part of a Spot the Partner campaign with CAA which will allow me to tell you all about all the great places CAA helps you save you money.

We were recently in the US for a quick family vacay (based around a ball tournament of course) and stayed at the Hampton Inn in Seneca Falls NY. Yep...used my CAA Membership to get a discount on our room. On a side note, I also purchased CAA travel insurance for the family for under $40 for the week we were there (crazy right?). Anyway, so I started off my getting a discount at the hotel and continued right along as we shopped for 4 days!

Now, I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic, so don't put it past me to constantly shop online as well. I do, it's true... and I think I actually may have a problem...LOL. I was checking out all the cool partners that you can shop online for with CAA rewards, and guess who caught my eye....hello Starbucks and Teavana. I can stock up on all my faves and throw in a new mug to top it off! Other killer rewards of where I usually shop online are Sephora (there's not one in my area and I typically only use their brand of make-up)....Walmart and Aldo. Plus using the site is super easy. Click on the offer you want, enter your CAA Membership number, shop and make your purchases, and receive your CAA dollars 90 days after your purchase. Easy.
Don't like to online shop? Go into a store and show your CAA Membership at places like the GAP and get 10% off your purchase, even off sale items. We're hitting up the mall this weekend for a few more items for M and back to school. Plus for the month of August, Gap Outlet is offering 15% off purchases of $75 or more! Dont' forget to download the CAA app to find out where all the great deals are and much more!

What do CAA dollars get you? It's pretty simple, savings. Use them to buy travel merchandise, upgrade your Membership and even gift a Membership to a friend or family member.Still haven't signed up to become a CAA Member? Click HERE to get started!

I have a ton of links to share with everyone!!! 
Check out the Rewards Portal HERE 
Check out the CAA Partner Stores HERE more rewards info
Check out all the awesome Back to School deals HERE and Dell giveaway HERE


Keep an eye out for my next post where I take you guys with shopping with me and show you how I like to save!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Color Run - Post Race!

We participated in a July 5K by The Color Run in the GTA, and had a BLAST until is started to POUR!!! I had both M and T with me, and they were not happy campers they last 1K. Prior to the rain though...we all had a great time running through the color zones and getting covered in powdered paint. We unfortunately didn't get any pics to share as we literally RAN back to the cars in the rain to get some kind of coverage. The sun did decide to come out when we were getting that time both kids were in FULL MELT DOWN MODE, so we didn't have a chance to head back for the post race party.

The race package you get when registering is awesome! T-shirt, bag, sweat band, bracelet, and temporary come freebie samples of some healthy treats. You also get a color pack to toss at the end of the race as well.

We got to the start line and waves of runners started to go in intervals out the chute. It honestly was a ton of fun, we had a great time with friends and walked/ran whenever we wanted to. I liked that there was no pressure and with out a doubt we will be doing this again next year! It has even got us looking at other fun 5K runs we can do as a family.

Thanks to The Color Run for making us a part of your tour!

Want to see if there is event coming near you?? Visit to check the closest location to you and use code COLOR5OFF to get $5 off your registration fee! (make sure you actually type in the code). You get an AWESOME kit when you register too... lots of goodies to get you ready for the race!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tiny Love - Product Review

I received a few things to try try out from Tiny Love. The Woodland take along arch clips onto anything from car seats to play yards and is a ton of fun. There are 3 different dangling toys that hang from the bar. I liked that each of the toys could turn so your LO can check our both sides of each. I loved that it was easy to clamp on to anything you needed and that with a simple twist the arch folded up and can fit into any diaper bag. The toys are fun and I loved the theme of this, the owl is super cute! T loved the mirror and laughing at himself while he was trying it out.

The Tummy Time Sea Adventure mat is really colorful and fun. My kids used it in the backyard, and T used the tummy time support as a pillow....but we did have a little buddy test it out as well. The pillow is great for support and the mirror is awesome. I really liked the size of this mat, it's perfect for travelling and going on vacation. The sea theme is awesome, I found T just liked to play with everything, so I'm sure he would have loved it when he had tummy time.

Finally, Follow Me Fred is great from when you LO starts to crawl to even when they are in their toddler stages. He moves, barks and can even go in circles. Both T and M liked playing with him. Fred has ears that crinkle, he plays music, woofs and walks across the floor. T was carrying him around for a good couple of weeks before even letting M try him out. T loved following him around and playing games with him.

Once again Tiny Love created a great group of items that help LOs build on their fine motor and cognitive skills while being colorful, fun and a blast to play with. Thanks Tiny Love!

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