Monday, June 9, 2008

The Ultimate “I Buy Canadian” Blog Party

**Congratulations to our grand prize winner Meg; and our four other winners Kerry, Colleen, Fun with the Friesens and Jenn's World in Wynward. Stay tuned for a wrap up post - the reasons everyone believes in shopping Canadian are inspiring!**

** The contest is closed but there were so many great posts and reasons to shop Canadian - you really should go check them out! Plus - Free shipping in Canada continues until July 2! **

The Party is on
- read all the posts!

Over 7000 kms separate us from coast to coast, we drink beer, love our hockey, suffer through cold winters, black flies and mosquitos, and appologize often, eh? It’s hard to pin a single event or distinguishable feature on being Canadian, but as Canadians we all feel it! To celebrate the birth of our great Nation, we're hosting the Ultimate I Buy Canadian Blog Party!

The demand for Canadian goods is on the rise, and there’s no doubt as to why. By buying products from local companies you are supporting the Canadian economy and doing your part to reduce environmental costs of shipping products overseas. We strongly believe in the ‘buy local’ grass-roots movement, and hope you’ll get on board too!

We want to hear about your reasons for choosing to buy Canadian! Share your reasons with us and you could win one of many fabulous prize packages filled with Canadian products!

Prize packages will be awarded for best post and to three random participants just for entering. Stay tuned for more details.

The Prizes

  • -Apples'n'Oranges $100 gift certificate
  • -Peekaboo Beans girls' Mame Tee and boys' Koi Tee (your choice of size)
  • -Pippalily sling in your choice of fabric and size
  • -A custom designed t-shirt from Red Fish Kids
  • -A six-pack of hairclips and a headband from Bugalug
  • -A stuffed creation from Fabricawakuwaku
  • -A pair of squeaky shoes from Little Squeaky Feet
  • -A pair of shoes from Little Soles
  • -Baby shower cards, birth announcements, thank you cards and mommy calling cards from Kanvas Ink.
  • -A tie shirt from Rock and Rattle
  • - An apple dress from Fig Organic
  • -Jewellery from Jewellery by Erin
  • - A nursing cover from Small Potatoes
  • -$50 gift certificate to Haute Mama - capturing the fun and fashion of pregnancy - and beyond
  • - A BPA-free Starter Pack from Baby Be Green
  • - A Canadian music prize-pack from 106.9 The Bear
  • - Ladies’ Night Party Pak for 4! (Valued at approx. $45) from Foundation Studio Special Events
  • - An organic teething bonbon from Dress Me Up


  • How to enter

    Post your reasons for shopping Canadian on your blog during the week of June 22-28 and send us the link at info@apples-n-oranges.com. We'll create a master list of posts on our blog for all to read. Don't have a blog? Send us an email explaining why you shop Canadian, we'll post it online for you. All entries must be submitted by midnight June 28 and the winners will be announced on July 1! Contest is open to Canadian residents only.

    We are Canadian. We buy Canadian.

    Extra chance to win!

    Add the following button to your blog to help spread the word about the contest and we'll enter you into an extra draw! Just leave a comment here to let us know you've done it!




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    22 comments:

    ValleyGirl said...

    Thank you for your email! I'll gladly put this button on my blog!!

    Jenn said...

    We proudly buy canadian! I've added the button, and will post soon!

    DaniGirl said...

    Love this idea! I'll play along and let others know too... one of these days when I have two hands free!

    Alyson said...

    button is on my blog.

    Much More Than A Mom/The Opinionated Parent said...

    I'll put the button up and I have a post scheduled to go up on the 22nd!

    Sarah Rosnes said...

    What a fabulous contest - I will post my reasons soon! I've added your button to my blog.

    dannyd said...

    Great Contest with a great message. Always good for Canadians to buy Canadian.

    I've posted this contest on my blog, it's the first contest listing, I've added the button as well. Thanks.

    Let's hope that with higher gas prices causing imports to cost more meaning the consumer will have to pay more will cause more things being made at home here in Canada , with hope that is the silver lining of Gas Prices being so high

    TammyIsBlessed said...

    Button added to my blog!

    Tara said...

    the button is up on my blog

    Lindsay said...

    My button's up, as is my pathetic post ;)

    Jenn said...

    I blogged and posted a button. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!!

    freeshopper said...

    I blogged and posted a button also!

    Danny D said...

    http://downeysdigest.blogspot.com/2008/06/its-celebration-of-buying-canadian.html

    I have put why I Buy Canadian and have posted the article about the contest.

    Please be advised that I will be giving away prizes that were bought in a Canadian Family Book Store and will be giving them away to Canadians as part of The I Buy Canadian Blog Party and Canada Day Celebration...Keep checking my blog for details.

    Multi-tasking Mommy said...

    What a GREAT way to promote Canadian businesses! Thanks so much for hosting this!!!

    I've put a link on my sidebar and I wrote a post:

    http://circleoflifeblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-i-like-to-shop-canadian.html

    Thanks,
    Multi-Tasking Mommy

    chelle said...

    This is an AWESOME idea!!!

    You can find my post here

    http://soodz.com/blog/?p=1732

    w00t Canada!

    Much More Than a Mom said it was ok to crash this party. I brought beer :P

    Lisa said...

    I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this! I've just posted my thoughts on my blog and included your button. Thanks!
    http://www.modecokids.com/index.php/2008/06/24/i-buy-canadian/

    Stacey said...

    Just posted the button, and I'm off to post my entry...

    Stacy said...

    I just did it. Great idea! Post will go up after I get home from work ;)

    Tressa said...

    This is the coolest blog contest - go Canadian small business, crafters and community! I've posted the button to my blog http://dressmeupdotca.blogspot.com/2008/06/things-to-win.html
    So excited to be spreading the word!

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    Laurie said...

    Great contest - the button is on my blog now!!!

    sarah said...

    happy canada day 2009 !! =)