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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Celebrate the #MonthofMom

Mother's Day has come and gone but mothers are still mothers 365 days of the year. And then some, it seems. As May is the Month of Mom, P&G recognizes that it is the perfect time to celebrate moms and the women in our lives that make simple moments special. And so I would like to take the time to recognize my own mother for all of the many sacrifices she has made and continues to make for us.

One of my mother's most admirable qualities, aside from her selflessness and grace, is her wisdom. I will forever be in awe of her ability to take what little she had when she came to Canada with my father, learn a new language, secure jobs that involved manual labour, raise three children and pay off two mortgages, take us on a number of vacations for Christmas and New Year's and put food on the table. It strikes me as remarkable because she didn't make very much money, even though she worked day and night, and neither she or my dad had any insurance benefits. How on earth did she manage to save so much of her hard-earned dollars?

Today, as a teacher and mother of two, who makes double maybe even triple her annual income, I can only wish that some of her wisdom and sense of frugality has rubbed off on me and that I'll be able to save and make sacrifices as she did. Like my mother, I am always clipping coupons such as the P&G Brandsaver coupons, and I constantly have my eyes peeled for sales on everyday essentials. It isn't always easy to keep track of spending when you work full-time and have kids, er... a son who manages to tear holes in his uniform pants on a regular basis. But I can always aspire to be more like mom and make saving more of a priority. Because at the end of the day, I don't want to spend most of my life working to pay the bills. I would much rather enjoy the everyday moments and maybe even treat myself to a day at the spa every once in a blue moon.


Since the weight of the family can get heavy, every mom deserves the chance to repair, relax and refresh. P&G is offering one of my readers a chance to win a Mother's Day Spa bundle that includes one of my favourite hair products - the Pantene Pro-V collection. It will give your hair the beauty sleep it deserves with a new three-step process by repairing six months of visible signs of damage in just one use. Treat your hair while you sleep using the Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Overnight Miracle Repair Serum, a weightless, non-sticky serum that resurfaces hair at its weakest points and helps to restore hair while you sleep for a healthy looking start each morning. Then style your hair and finish off your look with Pantene Pro-Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray to provide flexible, touchable hold that lasts up to 24 hours.


As a P&G mom, I have recently had a chance to discover the Purely Pristine Olay Massaging Bar Soap with oxygen-rich lather infused with mineral crystals and seaweed extract. Its smells great and will leave you feeling refreshed. Also included in the bundle are two makeup essentials that I use regularyL COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara for lashes with volume and COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm to moisten lips with sheer colour.

The Mother’s Day Spa bundle, valued at $95, includes the following:

*Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle
*Pantene Repair & Protect Conditioner
*Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo
*Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum
*Pantene Stylers Hairspray Flexible Hold
*COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine
*COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara
*Olay Massaging Bar Soap
*One Free Clairol Hair Colour Coupon
*COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

To be eligible to win, simply fill out the Giveaway Tools form below:



Disclosure: By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.

66 comments:

  1. I'm interested in the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because it sounds like it would smell nice.

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  2. One Free Clairol Hair Colour Coupon--would be interested in this but all the other stuff is great too!!!

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  3. The jumbo lip balm :) my favourite beauty item is lip balm.

    Andrea Amy
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

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  4. The Febreze Vanilla and Moonlight Candle. I LOVE candles, especially when they are scented!

    elliott_gyal at hotmail dot com

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  5. I would try the Olay Bar Massaging Soap.
    I want to check what this product has to offer.

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  6. I look forward to trying the COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm because I love lip products!

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  7. I can't wait to try the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum because my hair needs a bit of tlc

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  8. the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara
    Jan

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  9. COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara because I need new mascara and I know this product is supposed to be very good!

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  10. I'd like to light up the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle one night because it sounds beautiful and relaxing!

    thanks

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  11. *Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum because im always looking for new products to try

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  12. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine

    fossie@hotmail.com
    Florence

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  13. I'd like to try the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle I bet it smells great!

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  14. I love nailpolish. I am anxious to try OVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine

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  15. Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum, trying to find something that helps with my dry hair

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  16. I am most interested in trying the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle to help calm my nerves

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  17. I am most excited to try the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum

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  18. I love candles, so i'm looking forward to trying it out

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  19. the candle because im a candle addict!

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  20. I am definitely looking forward to the nail gloss! Love painting my nails!

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  21. I'm most looking forward to trying the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle. I love the scent of Febreeze and I love smelly candles!

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  22. I'm all about the mascara, so I'm looking forward to trying the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara!

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  23. I am most excited to try the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara because its the one thing i use daily

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  25. The Pantene Repair & Protect shampoo and Conditioner to help repair the damage done by the harsh winter

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  26. i want to try the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine because i can never get enough of doing my nails!

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  27. I'm looking forward to the clump crusher mascara because I've heard great things

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  28. I want to try the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascarabecause I LOVE Covergirl makeup,and I am almost out of mascara ;)
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  29. COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara

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  30. I'd love to try the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle

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  31. I'd like to try the Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo because I would like to see how it works on my hair.

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  32. I'm looking forward to trying the Olay Massaging Bar Soap!

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  33. Love to try the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara because I have a hard time finding a mascara that doesn't aggravate my sensitive eyes.

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  34. My frizzy post-winter hair definitely the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum!

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  35. I most look foward to try the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum because I have pretty bad and damaged hair so I hope that it will fix my hair problem

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  36. I can't wait to try the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine - I need something new!

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  37. I can't wait to try the mascara...I need a new brand desperately!

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  38. Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum, I love Pantene and have yet to try this!

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  39. I am excited for the mascara because I love trying new ones, I am a bit addicted to mascaras!

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  40. The mascara. I love Cover Girl mascaras!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  41. Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle

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  42. *Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum to see if it helps my dry falling out hair...lol

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  43. I want to try the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine. What a gorgeous colour!

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  44. I want to try *Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum because my hair is so dry

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  45. The olay bar soap because I prefer bar soap to bodywash.

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  46. COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara cause i have not tried this one yet, and i am a big fan of CG mascaras

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  47. The Febreze Vanilla and Moonlight Candle. I love scented candles. They can be used to relax and at times set the mood.

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  48. Febreeze Vanilla and Moonlight candle... I love relaxing in a hot tub, with a glass of wine and a nice smelling candle burning.

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  49. Im looking forward to the CoverGirl clump crusher mascara!

    (Tammy Dalley)

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  50. I am looking forward to trying the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss. I love using nail polishes.

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  51. I'm most interested in trying the Covergirl Mascara because mascara is my main go-to daily beauty item -- I never leave home without it on.

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  52. my hair is so dry and brittle from my meds so I would like to try Pantene Repair & Protect Conditioner

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  53. The febreze candle because I love candles!

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  54. I'm interested in trying the COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm!

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  55. i want to try the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum as my hair takes a lot of abuse with the straightener and curling iron

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  56. The COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine would be pretty and my first pick for a summer pedicure!

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  57. i want to try the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara. my current mascara is too clumpy so i want to see how well this one would work for me

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  58. I'd really like to try this: Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum. I could use some hair help!
    Thanks.

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  59. COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara Sounds Pretty amazing! But so does everything else :)
    THANKS

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  60. I would love to try the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because it would smell amazing!

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  61. I am most looking forward to trying the Olay Massaging Bar Soap. Sounds relaxing.

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  62. COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm because I love lip products

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