Shop with Aeroplan eStore this Holiday Season

I'm sure as you read this post, you're probably reading this on your mobile in the middle of a crowded mall or hustling and weaving your way through crowds and busy streets. You can avoid this or limit the stress by shopping online at Aeroplan eStore. The Aeroplan eStore is an online hub that connects you with over 150 top brand name online retailers. For every dollar you spend through the Aeroplan eStore you can earn at least 1 Aeroplan Mile.

How do you redeem Aeroplan Miles online? Just login into your Aeroplan account, type in your passwords. Click "Shop Now" and it will redirect you the retailers that you select or choose to shop with. Aeroplan will automatically credit your account with Aeroplan Miles on your purchases. Aeroplan Miles will gain you 3 times more rewards if uses in conjunction with car rentals or hotel stays through the Aeroplan eStore with affiliated financial card. #Bonus

Some of the retailers that you can shop at include:

This is just a few of the 150 online retailers. The best part of this site is that certain purchases can even earn twice the Miles especially if your Aeroplan card is linked through your Aeroplan-affiliated financial card. So make the holiday season an easy one and stress free, or at least know for future purchases that this is an easy way to shop and and earn rewards. Happy Shopping everyone.

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


JOEY Markville $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Due to the popularity, I'm happy to announce another giveaway from JOEY Restaurants. Just in time for the holidays and the New Year, I would love to have one of my Twitter followers WIN a $100 Gift Certificate to JOEY Markville location. Read details of my experience at JOEY Markville.

In my tweets and my post, I talk more about the main food and the delicious menu items. I want to focus on the desserts this time. The photo above is one of my two favourite desserts at JOEY.
This is the baked to order apple pie, it's hand folded pastry, toasted almonds, caramel with maple ice cream. It's great for sharing, but I don't like to share this one because it's so good. :-)

My other favourite dessert at JOEY Restaurants is the Italian Donuts. It's lemon curd with vanilla mascarpone cream. It's a great treat to share with a friend or your hot date. I encourage you to try one of these selections and tell me if I'm right. JOEY Markville is a great spot to enjoy a drink with a buddy by the bar or casual dining with friends and family. Visit them over the holidays.

On that note, thanks to JOEY Restaurants they have generously given me the opportunity to giveaway a $100 gift certificate. Enter below and Good Luck. Contest is open to Canadian residents only.

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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


The Art Of Sales Conference in Toronto

The Art of Sales Conference is coming to Toronto on January 28, 2014. Tickets are expected to sell out for this event. This conference is geared for the sales and business professional but if you have a creative inclination and want to understand and learn some tips from a list of professionals in sales, then this event is for you! It's a great way to learn the best practices, trends and even create a greater network in your respective industry. Want to learn how to generate leads or follow up on contacts and create synergies through collaboration. It will be covered and much more at this conference.

Esteemed Speakers:

Daniel H. Pink: Author of 5 provocative books including a New York Times bestsellers.

Mathew Dixon: Executive Director with CEB sales and marketing.

Porter Gale: Marketing Expert with over 20 years of experience in branding, SM and advertising.

Dan Roam: Author of International Best Seller "The Back of the Napkin"

Stephen Shapiro: Authority in innovative culture, collaboration, and open innovation.

Jim Fannin: Business Consultant, Author

Info on the Conference:

Date: Tuesday January 28th, 2014

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Time: 9am - 5pm

To get a SPECIAL OFFER on purchase of tickets use code "TWITTERFAN32"

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Purchase from 1-3 tickets- Save $50 per ticket with the code.
Purchase 3 or more tickets- Save $100 per ticket with the code.

For more info: The Art Of Leadership

Twitter: @TheArtOf

Hashtag: #TheArtOf

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


Black Diamond Holiday Entertaining

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Holiday season is in full effect...it's a time to gather and spend time with loved ones. Whether it be with family or friends or even tweeps, there's no better way to appreciate each other with heart-filled memories over some festive drinks and food.

We all know that the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be quite hectic...even more so when you are the one planning and hosting!! Parmalat Canada has launched their new Black Diamond cheese spread to help you get started with your holiday menus saving you some time by creating simple and unique dishes! Parmalat Canada has found an innovative way to transpire cheese whether it be used in simple hors d'oeuvres or to the intricate main dish that has everyone wanting more.

I had my sister create some simple canapes style by simply taking a tortilla shell, layer some of the Black Diamond cheese spread on top, sprinkle some minced pitted black olives, and start rolling the tortilla...place in oven for a few minutes then cut them into bite sized servings...voila, yummy hors d'oeuvres your guests will enjoy!! Or try combining breadcrumbs, mash potato, ground beef, and a spoonful of spreadable cheese, roll it up into balls and fry...stick some toothpicks and here's another hors d'oeuvre for your guests to sample...or add them to your main pasta dish for that extra special touch and let it melt in!! You can add your add and share your own favorites by visiting http://spreaditdipit.ca/ or view http://www.blackdiamondcheesespread.ca/#home for more ideas!! Credit to my sister for all the food prep help.

                                                                              Photosource: crowningtouchcatering.com

Whether it be for a small get-together with friends, a special gathering with loved ones, or just that quick snack on the go; Black Diamond spreadable cheese is a quick and easy to use!! It's the cheese that can keep up with a busy lifestyle that i live. Scoop and spread it! Done. Simplicity is key for me.

I will offer a $150 Black Diamond Cheese Spread pack to one of my Canadian Followers. I will select one lucky winner on December 20th, 2013. Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 


Best Buy Mobile Can Help You.

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you're fumbling at your phone trying to make a call while you're on the road running late and you can't recall the person's number?

Are you aware of the different features available on your smartphone and do you know how to use them all? 

Do you spend time wondering which plans and contracts are best to support your data usage? Do you even know that you can check and track your data usage with your smartphone?

If you can relate to the above questions then it’s time you spoke with a Best Buy Mobile expert! They can help you with the following:

• Best Buy Mobile experts offer impartial advice and can help you to select the best phone, carrier and plan that suit your needs.

• Best Buy Mobile experts are there for you for the life of your phone so when you leave the store, you can feel confident that you have support for all of your mobile needs for as long as you have your phone.

 “Walk Out Working!" This means a mobile expert will set up your email, your Bluetooth headset, transfer data and offer a free lesson on downloading apps so that your phone is working the way you need it to when you leave the store.

• Plus with Best Buy’s 24/7 Ask a Geek online remote support, you have access to help answer any questions you have, wherever you are! You can also come into a Best Buy store at any time and a mobile expert will be there to help you.

Along with my friends at Best Buy Mobile, I hope to help you sort through and resolve some of the common questions I’m asked by my friends and family. Here are a few examples of questions I often receive:

What smartphone platform should I buy? I tell friends and family to buy the same smartphone your closest friends or family use. Why? It makes compatibility a non-issue and you automatically have a resource of people who already know your phone or could help you if needed. Another factor to consider is your home computer system. If you own a mac it would make more sense to buy an iOS device. If you use a Windows computer then it would make more sense to have a Windows phone... I think you are starting to get the picture here...

Does it take good photos? Let's face it, smartphones have come a long way. The quality of photos and videos are of professional quality. I would make sure to get the highest megapixels for your camera for better image quality or purposes. If you plan to print high quality you might want something that includes multiple shooting modes which is a great feature to have; enabling the user to have better control of the photo. Or you might want a more basic image for posting to social channels online and in this case a high megapixel count is considered necessary.

Which smartphone features do you need?  Since I primarily use Social Media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube via my smartphone, I would make sure I can use these various Native Apps on the smartphone before I make any kind of purchase. There might be other specialized features you may be interested in when it comes time to purchasing a smartphone - consider a phone with gesture mode or Bluetooth capabilities. Technology is constantly advancing so make sure to pick a phone that suits your own personal needs. Sometimes you don't need all those special extra features, sometimes the basics are sufficient for your personal phone requirements.

Battery Life? Are you a heavy or light user of smartphones? If I'm a heavy user, I would like to have a phone that is long lasting in battery life. Data and video consumption are increasing so make sure to pick an appropriate phone. But then again, Best Buy Mobile has the hottest accessories that can assist with your battery life...Best Buy Mobile make your life easier. Best Buy Mobile is focused on providing you with a far more superior experience like no other...they'll be by your side every step of the way!

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.