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Foodie Swellness: “Get away” with Lay’s World Flavourites (and enter my giveaway!)

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It’s the wonderful time of year again: When the Lay’s Do Us a Flavour chip flavours are in store (but available for a limited time only!). This year’s three flavours available in Canada are Lay’s Bacon Poutine (for Canada, obvs), Thai Sweet Chili, and Cheese & Onion (from the UK).

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If you’re like me, aka a potato chip fiend, you check out what unique chip flavours are available when you travel (in Greece last month, we scored oregano chips for our sailing trip). Now, while a trip to Quebec, Thailand or the UK would be absolutely lovely, what I like about the Lay’s Do Us a Flavour campaign is that you get to take a flavour vacation right at home wherever you are in Canada. Share that flavour vacay with friends and family on social media with #WorldFlavourites like they have here in this video. You may have not gone anywhere all summer or year yet…but you can play like you have:

While I have been traveling a ton this summer, I got to host some friends for a World Flavourite dinner last week while at home in Toronto (I ended up holding it at my lovely friend’s place since the picnic I had planned got rained out). I went with the theme of home sweet home, that is, a Canadiana theme and got loads of dishes the included maple syrup (such as a to die for cornbread), a few of my fave Canadian cheeses, a few dishes including thick slabs of bacon (including as a topping to a deliciously garlicky caesar salad), one hefty full slab of ribs, sticky, tender Miami ribs, and some sweet Ontario peaches for dessert. And if you’re wondering where the poutine is, well, I didn’t have to get any poutine, because I was covered on that French-Canadian classic with the Lay’s World Flavourite Bacon Poutine chips in all of their smoky goodness. What a fun summer evening with friends with a feast of comfort foods (with a side of the meat sweats by the end of the night!).

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If you haven’t had a chance to try the three flavours  yet, they are available now in stores for a limited time where Lays products are sold, and come September, the Lay’s World Flavourites will also be available in 40g bags at Subway restaurants across Canada, making it even easier to enjoy a virtual getaway.

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But I’ve got some good news: I can help one of you with your own Flavour Vacation! I’m giving away one Lay’s World Flavourites prize pack, which includes the three winning flavours plus a $100 VISA giftcard (which I hope you’ll use toward an actual getaway, or with your own World Flavourite-inspired dinner of your own!).  Or how about spending it entirely on Lay’s chips? Hello!

To enter this giveaway, which is open to Canadian residents, you can enter once in each of the four entry methods:

  1. Email: Write me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (it just makes it quicker for us to send you the prize  if you provide me with your address off the bat). Please put “Lay’s World Flavourites” in the email’s subject line.
  2. Twitter: Follow me @healthswellness and @LaysCanada on Twitter, and then tweet:

Who wants to take a #flavourvacay with Lays Canada?! Here’s how you can enter this @healthswellness #giveaway! http://bit.ly/2bwWrjB

  1. Instagram: Follow @healthandswellness  and @LaysCanada on Instagram; like my Instagram post for this giveaway (posted on August 29th), and tag a friend (or friends) who you’d like to take a flavour vacay with!
  2. Facebook: Like the Health and Swellness page on Facebook (at the top of the page), and then leave a comment on the photo of this Lays Canada giveaway — tell me where you ultimate flavour vacay destination would be!

This giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, September 6. 2016. Please note that this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. The one winner will be chosen at random. If I cannot reach the winner within five days, another winner will be selected. The winner’s names will be announced on the blog here on this post once confirmed.

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Can’t wait to see if you win this giveaway to try the three World Flavourites from Lays? Pick them up now in stores — I’d love to hear which of the three is your fave! Mine is the UK Cheese & Onion.

This promotion is solely sponsored by Health & Swellness and has not been endorsed or approved by PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates. By entering, you agree to look solely to HealthandSwellness.com for any claims in connection therewith, and not to PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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Congrats to Gayle B. of Ontario, she’s the lucky winner of this Lays World Flavourites giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! 

6 Comments August 29, 2016

Foodie Swellness: Quesada burritos giftcard GIVEAWAY

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner has been drawn at random; scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you’re the lucky winner! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Guacamole, salsas, cheese–I could eat Mexican every week! Whether it’s a night out with friends catching up over tacos and margaritas, or when I need a quick, healthy lunch on the go.

I’ve just added Quesada to my list of go-to spots for a quick, fresh and affordable lunch. Have you been? They make their salsas in-house and each morning ingredients are prepared to be their most flavorful, such as the tomatillos and beans, which are both slow-cooked. And the rice? It’s cooked with cilantro and lime (although I wish it was kicked up a notch with even more of both, but I think most people prefer a subtler taste).

I go for their burrito bowls (sometimes you just want the insides of the burrito but not the wrap, right?). I like it with the spicy chicken and all of the toppings, and usually add guac (guac makes everything better, right?). But you can customize it to however you enjoy your bowl.

A bit of background about the company that I love? Well, how can you not love that Quesada is a Canadian company, and it was started by a guy who was working in tech but wanted to bring fresh, tasty Mexican-inspired food to us all? That was 12 years ago and Steve Gill now has 59 locations nationwide (and still growing!).

What’s your fave order at Quesada? Well, whether you’re a regular or you’ve never been, I’ve got some fun news for you: I’ve got one $50 Quesada giftcard to give away so that you can go to the location closest to you and get yourself a fresh, tasty Burrito Bowl.

Craving Mexican and want to win this giftcard? This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, and you can enter once in each of the four entry methods:

1. Email: Write me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (it just makes it quicker for us to send you the prize  if you provide me with your address off the bat). Please put “Quesada” in the email’s subject line.

2. Twitter: Follow both me (@healthswellness) and @quesadaburritos on Twitter, and then tweet:

Craving a #burritobowl and want to #win a @quesadaburritos giftcard from @healthswellness? Enter! http://bit.ly/22ufMk3

3. Instagram: Follow @healthandswellness on Instagram; like the Instagram post of mine of a Quesada burrito bowl and tag a friend in the comments who you’d like to share a burrito bowl lunch with.

4. Facebook: Like the Health and Swellness PAGE on Facebook (at the top of the page), and then leave a comment on the photo of this Quesada giveaway of a burrito bowl — tell me which type of burrito bowl you’d order.

The prize is valued at $50 and the giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 20. 2016. Please note that this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. The winner will be chosen at random. If I cannot reach the winner within five days, another winner will be selected. The winner’s name will be announced on the blog once confirmed with the prize winner.

Bon #burritobowl appetit!

Congratulations to the lucky Michelle M. M. who is the the winner of the Quesada giftcard. Check your email, Michelle for more details on your prize. Thanks to everyone for entering!

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Leave a Comment April 13, 2016

Beauty Swellness: Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow GIVEAWAY

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Congratulations to Jennifer K., the winner of the Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow package! (Jennifer, check your email for more details about your prize, enjoy!)

Are you making a list and checking it twice? The past few years, I feel like I’m buying fewer gifts and choosing instead to give either something homemade (such as an addictive caramel popcorn that I make) or by taking someone out to dinner or to an amusement park, for example. And research shows that experiences, such as vacations, provide more enduring happiness than material purchases.

Which is why I think a gift card to the spa is a fantastic gift idea for the person in your life who could use a little me-time but rarely gets to indulge in it. Elmwood Spa (one of the first spas I ever went to in Toronto so it holds a special place in my memories) has several spa packages that would make a lovely gift for someone on your list. You could make it even more special by, say, offering your babysitting services so that your bestie doesn’t have to worry about finding someone to watch the littles. Or, even better, give your friend a gift card, and invest in the same package for yourself so that you can go together and decompress and spend some quality time together. Surely this will be more memorable than a pair of pyjamas, wouldn’t you agree?

To make your shopping a little easier, I’ve got one sweet giveaway (that you can choose to either give to a loved one or keep for yourself!). Enter to win one Elmwood Spa gift card for a Holiday Glow package (valued at $225). The Holiday Glow package includes one 50-minute Swedish massage, ElmLine Essential Facial, three-course lunch at the Terrace Restaurant, and water therapies in the spa’s pool, whirlpool and steam room.

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To enter this giveaway, you must be a Canadian resident.

You can enter to win the Elmwood Spa Holiday Glow gift card  in three different ways (you can enter once via each method):

  1. Email me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (please put “Elmwood Spa” in the subject line).
  2. Twitter. On Twitter, follow me (@healthswellness) and Elmwood Spa (@elmwoodspa) and tweet:

I want to get an #elmwoodglow this holiday season by winning this @healthswellness #giveaway! http://bit.ly/1MlvUvk

  1. Facebook: “Like” the Health and Swellness page on Facebook and comment on the Elmwood Spa photo about what your favourite spa treatment is.

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and you can enter up until 12 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 24, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and notified via the method they’ve won. If they do not claim their prize within five days, another winner will be selected at random.

Good luck!

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4 Comments December 18, 2015

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