Monday, 3 July 2017

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Hey Capsule: Back Up Your Photos and Videos to Your Home + Giveaway


Have you ever lost your phone/camera/computer or had your data corrupt? It can be simply heartbreaking to lose photos and videos from your favourite family vacations or events. This actually happened to my mother about a month ago. She's frequently lets my nephew play games on her phone, but his little toddler fingers can often fumble it. We thought her phone would be safe as it was in a very protective case. Apparently, it experienced one drop too many and the micro-SD card data was corrupted. My mother began trying to reload the card several times before asking me for help. By the time I had it hooked up to a computer to extract anything salvageable, so many more files had been destroyed. I have tried relentlessly to convince her that several storage options should be used to save important information. I use several online cloud services to back up my pictures and videos. My mother cannot get over the fear of "the cloud"; I guess celebrity scandals and movies like "Sex Tape" make cloud storage seem like an open door to your personal information. However, I assure you that few people will want to steal access to your wedding photos! 

Hey Capsule is a company that appears to be building a home-based cloud system to host your most precious data. I am really eager to hear what innovations they have in mind for this device. Right now, they are giving away two Honest Company bath sets. All you have to do is fill out their simple form! Good luck!


Places That Regularly Host Contests

If you are here, you are probably a fan of contests. I have always gotten a thrill out of entering a contest. Even if it is a statistically low chance that you will win a big prize, it is fun to imagine what you would do with your winnings. This is the attitude I try to stick to when I enter giveaways. You see, it is a little hobby of mine to help me decompress when I have a lot on my page. 
I'm currently studying to take the MCAT. It is a test required at most universities for entry into medical programs. Although I find the subject matter to be fascinating, it can really make your mind go numb after long stretches of studying. I am sure some of you probably have something similar in your life that you are passionate about, but leaves you mentally exhausted. Anyway, I have paid my own way through school up to this point which means I do not have much as far as disposable income goes. I'm no stranger to splurging on higher quality things, but I try to stretch my dollar when it's advantageous. 

In all my time contesting, I have found there are many companies that regularly host their own contests. Although I intend to inform you of these contests whenever possible, it's probably best that you are familiar with these sources. 

Movie or Cinema Contests
Landmark Cinemas usually has at least 2-3 contests going at once. At the moment, they have a whooping five! The prizes are themed according to new theatrical releases and often feature prepaid visa cards, movie tickets, airfare/tickets to premieres, blu-rays (if you still collect those) and clothing. 
Cineplex offers similar contests. Ticket prizes are redeemable at Cineplex theatres.
Tribute Magazine also has several contests running at once. My favourite is their "Win Movies for a Year" contest they run annually! 
Scene Creek specializes in interview and reviews pertaining to entertainment and films of interest to Canadians. They also offer a variety of contests for movie tickets and prescreening shows.  
Warner Bros also provides contests for their movies.