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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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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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Foodie Swellness: Enter the #SoThankfulScaddabush Richmond Hill contest!


Scroll through my Instagram and you may notice I’m a fan of carbs and in particular, Italian food. And if you’re just as thankful for Italian food as I am, then you’ll be very keen on entering this contest Scaddabush Richmond Hill is holding – you could win dinner for eight people! How fun (and delicious!). Having been to their downtown location, I can say I enjoyed everything I had there.

Not familiar with Scaddabush? It’s got a comfortable and friendly vibe; they make fresh pasta and mozzarella dailiy; and hello, there are two signature meatballs every day. You definitely need to bring your appetite when you head here.

OK, now to the fun contest details:  the great news is that it’s super simple to enter this #SoThankfulScaddabush Richmond Hill contest, which ends 5 p.m. EST of Monday, November 2, 2015:

From now until 5 p.m. of November 2, 2015, take a picture of something you are thankful for (so not only are you entering contest, you get a chance to reflect on the good things in your life!).

Post this picture on your Twitter or Instagram, or you can you post it as a comment on www.facebook.com/ScaddabushItalianKitchen&Bar and make sure to include the hashtag #SoThankfulScaddabush.

You can enter once a day but you must post a different photo each entry (a nice way to reflect each day on what you’re grateful for in your life, dontch think?).  Three winners will be chosen at random.

Make sure you’re eligible to win, though. You have to be a Scaddabush Social Club member (sign up at www.scaddabush.com), and be legal drinking age, and a few other criteria. You can get the full contest details and info on eligibility here.

What fun would it be to feast with seven of your friends at the new Scaddabush Richmond Hill location! (I’m thinking you should invite me…just sayin’…haha).  Oh, and the #SoThankfulScaddabush dinner takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. so if you’re entering the contest, keep that evening clear in case you’re one of the three lucky winners!

Go forth and be thankful, and good luck in this contest!





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