Wednesday, November 26, 2014 {giveaway}

Christmas is fast approaching - what kind of shopper are you? Last minute or ready early?  I am on the ready early side most of the time.  I really dislike crowds, so if I need to go out to purchase a gift I like to do it before the middle of November.

Personally, I like to do most of my shopping from the comfort of home now though.  Internet access makes it possible to order almost anything and have it shipped right to my door (or my mailbox which is across the street!).

Gift cards are very popular items to give at Christmas - they allow the recipient to choose exactly what they want (which can be difficult sometimes for the gift giver to know - especially in terms of clothing) is a wonderful site to use.  People sell their unwanted gift cards (for cash or credit) and then others can purchase them.  

Buying a gift card is easy - you log into your account and choose the "buy" option on the page.  It will then show you what cards are available, and in what amounts (you can search the available cards, as well as the cards that in transit to Each card you purchase gives you "swap points" and once you have 1000 swap points, you can redeem that for a $10.00 card.

You can search by category to find cards that are of interest, or you can browse through the selection that shows up.

If a card is in transit, it will have a flag on the side that says "in transit", as well as if it has JUST sold. Some cards will offer bonus swap points for purchase, and that will be shown in the blue square.

Purchasing is very simple. You log into your account, select the card you want (it's super handy if you are shopping for someone that doesn't live near you - there are cards on the site for stores that may not be local to you, but that are favourites of the recipient!), add it to your cart and then choose checkout.  You can pay by interac online, visa/mastercard or paypal.

Once you have checked out, your order will process and you will receive your card in the mail within a few days.  There are NO shipping fees and NO hidden fees when you shop from

BONUS is offering my readers a bonus! For any NEW cardswapper that registers for free on their site, they will receive 500 swap points into their account! Once you reach 1000 swap points, you can cash out for a $10.00 card!

GIVEAWAY is offering my readers the chance to WIN a $50.00 gift card of their choice* from! There will be ONE winner.

Entering is simple, complete the form below.  Open to Canadian residents that are 18+. Void where prohibited.


*winner may choose from cards available on the site at time of redemption

This post is brought to you by All opinions are honest and belong to ToM. Your opinion/experience may vary.  For more gift ideas please visit the Tales of Mommyhood Holiday Gift Guide.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Morning Fun With Play-Doh #giftguide

Play-Doh seems to be one of the classic toys that all kids love. Age and sex don't really come into play when there is Play-Doh around.

Protect Your Handheld Devices With Phantom Glass

Having an iphone and ipad in the house can be great.  We used the ipad to help with speech therapy for both of the boys, and it also helps with entertainment as well.  However, having the kids using them makes me nervous.

I worry about them dropping them and breaking the glass (although so far, the phone has only been dropped/broken once and it was me that did it - I wish I had known about Phantom Glass at that point!)

Having recently been introduced to Phantom Glass, it makes me a little more confidant.  Phantom Glass is a PTPA Award Winning Product.  It is made using Corning Gorilla Glass, and if broken will not shatter like regular glass.  Not only does it help to protect the glass screen in case of a drop, it's also smudge proof and helps protect against scratches on the screen.
(I was a little over zealous and added the iphone
protector before taking a photo)
When my Phantom Glass products arrived (one for my iphone and one for the ipad) I opened them up and added them to my devices.  They are super easy to apply, and don't bubble like the generic ones I have purchased in the past.

Prior to adding Phantom Glass to my iphone, I had to clean the screen a few times a day because of fingerprints.  I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that it had been 5 days and I still didn't have any fingerprints to clean off my phone!

Phantom Glass is available for many different phone and tablet models, and can be purchased at select retailers across Canada and comes with a lifetime warranty - you can submit the warranty information on the Phantom Glass website.  If you purchase online, the product can be shipped anywhere in North America.

Tales of Mommyhood received the above products in compensation for the post.  All opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood; your opinion/experience may vary.

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky

If you are a blogger, feel free to list any open giveaways you have on your blog. Make sure to list the prize, end date and country eligibility (CAN/US/WW) any listed without this information will be deleted.

As always, sharing the linky is appreciated and helps gain maximum exposure for everyone that links up.