Girl’s Night Out at the Western Fair District – #StackedDealFridays

Stacked Deal Fridays

It’s Friday night in London, wintertime and you’re a group of girlfriends who are so over the club scene; where do you go?

If that question has ever stumped you before, I have the answer for you, and it’s a good one!

STACKED DEAL FRIDAYS

Stacked Deal Fridays

This past Friday, my girlfriends and I got together for a night of fun with Stacked Deal Fridays at the Western Fair District; no kids, no husbands, just food, drinks, good company and fun.

Haven’t heard of Stacked Deal Fridays before? Well here is how it works:

You pay $45 and you get some awesome stuff for that:

  • Buffet dinner at the Top of the Fair Restaurant
  • Horse racing ($5 voucher for betting)
  • YukYuk’s comedy show
  • Gaming ($10 voucher for slots)

Top  of the Fair Restaurant

Our night started at the Top of the Fair Restaurant with a delicious buffet dinner. We were all impressed with the selection and quality of food. During dinner we learned the ins and outs of horse betting, placed our bets and watched the races from our table. It was so much fun to enjoy good conversation, a nice dinner, drinks and an activity that we don’t normally do.

We even got to make a visit all the way up to the literal top of the fair to visit Sugar and the judges calling the horse races. This was a fun and educational experience* – it was really cool to get a bird’s eye view of the horses and to learn a little more about how horse racing works.

Stacked Fridays

After dinner, we made a quick visit to the casino for some gaming. We stuck to the slot machines but you can also play Blackjack and Poker. We had a lot of fun trying our luck and sipping on some after-dinner-drinks.

Then it was on to YukYuk’s for the 10:30 comedy show. We really had a lot of fun with this. We had a booth seat with a direct view of the stage to take in all the hilarity. All the comedians were great but we had real belly laughs with Darren Frost. You can check ahead to see which comedians are headlining before you decide which Friday night you want to attend.

But, you should act fast as Stacked Deal Fridays are only available until the end of April (Apr. 24 is last Friday). You can find out all you need to know by visiting stackedfridays.com or call 519-438-7203 ex.252 to book your spot.

When I asked my friends what the highlight of the night was for them, this is what they said:

Definitely going into the judge’s box. – Mary

Spending time with the girls. I also enjoyed YukYuk’s – great place for friends to go and laugh together. Also, learning about horse racing was really fun too. – Sarah

Spending quality time with friends and YukYuk’s was hilarious! -Erika

For me, the entire night was a highlight, but I agree with my friends; YukYuk’s and horse racing are two activities that we never think of doing on a regular Friday night, let alone a girl’s night, but it was the perfect combination of events and one that I know you and your girlfriends will love too!

Have you been to the Western Fair District for the Stacked Deal? What are your thoughts?

Disclaimer: I was compensated for sharing my experience but all opinions are completely my own and that of my friends.  

*Note: visiting the judges box is not guaranteed to be included in the Stacked Deal.

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Join the Barbie Super Squad & #BeSuper {#Giveaway}

Barbie #BeSuper

This is so exciting; for the first time in her 56-year history, Barbie is putting on a cape and mask and transforming into a modern-day superhero. 2015 is the year to #BeSuper, and Barbie is inviting Canadian girls to tap into their inner superhero by celebrating their own acts of “being super”.

#BESUPER PROGRAM

The #BeSuper program is an online campaign for children; it helps them to realize that anything is possible. As part of the campaign, Barbie has released superhero-themed toys, a DVD, books and role play.

When you and your child visit www.BeSuper.com you can unleash your inner superhero! First, you can check out the trailer for Barbie in Princess Power; a super-cute movie that sees Barbie with superpowers. Of course, in true Barbie-style, she uses her powers for good; to make the world a better place.

We received a copy of the DVD to view ourselves and Little S says it’s not only one of her favourite Barbie movies, but one of her favourite movies overall! I love it because it teaches a great lessons and  inspires girls to discover their own inner superhero.

You can also create your own Barbie comic with the #BeSuper Comic Maker to really get your creative juices flowing. And perhaps my favourite part, your child can become part of the Super Squad. Your child will gain inspiration from the Super Squad Leaders and learn their story and how they have tapped in to their inner “sparkle”.

#BeSuper Comic Maker

Kids can complete daily missions, read and print the Super Squad Handbook and sign up to receive an Official Member Certificate. Your kids can save their Be Super Monthly Mission Badges and get free Barbie® in Princess Power movie tickets.

There is a lot to see and do on BeSuper.com so be sure to check it out!

BARBIE PRINCESS POWER SUPER SPARKLE DOLL

Barbie Princess Power Doll

Little S also received a Barbie Princess Power Super Sparkle Doll and she really loves her. Barbie comes with a mechanism, that with a click of a button, transforms her princess dress into a superhero cape; her princess crown becomes a mask and whoosh! Barbie is ready to make the world a better place.

GIVEAWAY TIME

Barbie BeSuper Prize Giveaway

I’m happy to provide a SUPER giveaway today on City Mom. One lucky winner will receive a Barbie #BeSuper Prize pack containing:

  • One Barbie Princess Power Super Sparkle Doll
  • One DVD version of Barbiein Princess Power
  • One Barbiein Princess Power key chain (not shown in image)

Contest is open to Canadian residents (excl. Quebec) and will run from March 25 to April 7, 2015.

Please read full contest rules in giveaway widget.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I have been compensated for sharing this information however the opinions expressed are completely my own.

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Manage Your Family’s Health with the Free Care4Today App

Care4Today App

When I was asked to try out the new Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager app, I jumped at the chance. You see, in my family, there are a couple of us who take daily medications that are vital to our health and well-being. A missed dose could be very problematic and forgetting to get a refill in time could cause a missed dose.

DID YOU KNOW?

Care4Today Adherence

ABOUT JANSSEN INC. Care4TodayTM MOBILE HEALTH MANAGER

The Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager is a free mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play. Its purpose is to simplify the process of managing medications for individuals, families and caregivers in this fast paced, busy world.

Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager is designed to help Canadians manage their medications from their mobile phone and computer. It helps in the following ways:

  • Medication reminders, encouragement and incentives
  • Refill reminders
  • Progress reports that can be shared with your healthcare team
  • The app’s Care4FamilyTM and Care4CharityTM features are designed to provide an extra level of support and motivation to help people stay on schedule by connecting users to their loved ones and linking them to a bigger cause.
  • Family members who are connected via Care4FamilyTM can share their progress with one another, an additional feature that could encourage them to take their medications as prescribed.
  • Care4CharityTM allows people who take care of their own health to make a positive difference in the world by selecting a charity that will receive a donation for each day they indicate they have taken all their medications.

USING Care4TodayTM

As mentioned, I take two daily medications; both are imperative to take at the same time every day. Missing a dose could wreak havoc on my system. My biggest struggle is not necessarily remembering to take the medication daily but to take it at the same time everyday and to stay on top of refills.

Refill Alerts

I can’t tell you the number of times that I have found myself panicking that I hadn’t requested a refill in time and was at risk of missing a dose. This is perhaps my favourite feature of the Care4Today™ app.

When you enter the details for your medications you can turn on the Refill Alert feature and set it up to send you reminders when it’s time for a refill based on quantity or date. You can customize the alerts to include:

  • Your refill interval (14 to 90 days)
  • Your Remind Me interval (1 day to 1 month)
  • The message you receive when receiving your alert
  • And a cool feature where you can even include your pharmacy’s phone number via your Contacts

Care4TodayRefillReminder

To keep track of the number of refills you have available for your prescription, I recommend that you enter that information in the ‘refill reminder message’ and then update it each time you use a refill. This will help you to remember to follow-up with your doctor to request more if needed.

Add Medication

Adding your medications is really easy as well. You can search for it alphabetically, search for it by entering its name or add a custom name which is great to use as a reminder for things like drinking water, taking a walk etc.

Care4TodayAddMedication

Once you find your medication, you have lots of options. You can:

  • Choose your particular dosage e.g. 25 mg, 50 mg etc.
  • Add a picture of what your medication looks like (if it’s not already included)
  • Add a nickname e.g. Diabetes
  • Enter your dose e.g. 1 tablet
  • Enter the frequency at which you take the medication e.g. Daily
  • Add the interval at which you take your medication e.g. Everyday
  • Customize the message you want to receive for alerts

Home Screen

After you have entered all your medications and set up your Refill Alerts you can view them on your Home screen. It is here where you will manage your intake of your medications. The options available to you here include:

  • Notifications of missed doses
  • Enter a dose taken
  • Edit your medications
  • The ability to view medications still to take for that day
  • Medications taken
  • Add a new medication

Care4TodayHomeScreen

Reports

Care4TodayTM also provides a Reports feature that shows your progress in taking your medications. It will track doses taken and missed. You can also email your report to your family or healthcare providers.

Care4TodayReports

Care4Family

Care4TodayTM also makes it really easy for caregivers such as those caring for aging parents or children. You can help and encourage family members to stay on schedule with their medications. Members that are connected through the app can even receive notifications of missed medications.

Imagine the peace of mind in helping a loved one who may live far away from you all from the comfort of home or work through your phone or computer?

Care4Charity

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The last feature (and perhaps my favourite) is the Care4CharityTM program. Care4TodayTM will make a donation to a charity of your choice when you reach 100% adherence for the day. How great is that?

For full program details visit: mhm.care4today.com and select Charity from the top menu.

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child, but I think this phrase can be extended even further to say it takes a village to raise a family. With tools like Care4Today TM it makes it so much easier to keep track of the important task of managing medications for yourself and your family.

Be sure to visit care4today.com to learn even more about this great, free tool! Give it a try and share your thoughts on it. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

This post was generously sponsored by Care4TodayTM but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit mhm.care4today.com.

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