GIVEAWAY POST: Casey Palmer x TELUS Present — Life in the Six with the Galaxy S6!

We’re really good at making life unnecessarily complicated.

Once upon a time, I’d carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. Not even metaphorically, though — if you want to know how notorious I’ve been for carrying everything but the kitchen sink on my back, here’s a diagram!

I call this “What’s in my bag?” or “Please don’t rob me.”

I never made things easy on myself — need to take some sweet baby photos? Bust out the SLR, charge the flash, adjust the diffuser and capture that perfect moment. Despite the world obviously moving toward single devices that do all the things, for some reason I felt it necessary to carry a phone, a tablet, my laptop and my drawing tablet with me wherever I went… but for what? In case I needed to hack a mainframe with a friend on the phone while reading an ebook for instructions, drawing schematics and playing a ridiculously amazing soundtrack? Seriously?

The more I clung to my old and outdated ways, the more I realized all my time was going into things that I could do way faster with a device that’d just handle everything for me. As a father, husband, blogger, and a very busy Team Lead in my 9-5 life, I — quite literally — need every second I can get…  and the Samsung Galaxy S6 was the perfect device for making my life easier!

The Samsung Galaxy S6 — My 2015 Game Changer!

It’d been a while since I’d upgraded my phone, making do with a Samsung Galaxy SIII fond of randomly restarting and failing to carry a charge like a smartphone should. It was a pretty sweet upgrade from a BlackBerry Bold 9700 when I first got my hands on it in late 2012, but it still didn’t hold a torch to the other devices in my life — the SLR camera. The music player with the booming bass. The SIII was a good phone, but not good enough.

It’s not the first time I’m saying this, but the S6 changed my life. I didn’t know what I was missing before it became my primary device, but now I can tell you it’s this — the comfort of knowing a single device can do just about everything I need in my life with the processing power and speed to keep up!

I was at the Canadian Samsung Galaxy S6 launch party taking photos with a Samsung Galaxy S6… because I could.

Need a sweet camera to take sickeningly-sharp photos? Don’t worry: its 16-megapixel camera puts most other phones — and point ‘n’ shoot cameras — to shame!

Want a phone that won’t freeze when you’re trying to keep your top spot in Candy Crush Soda Saga, farm for resources in Clash of Clans, check your latest YouTube subscriptions and keep on top of social media? Trust me — as a dedicated multitasker, I can tell you its octa-core processor can handle pretty much anything you could throw at it!

All this and the fact you can get it back up to 80% power within minutes with its fast-charging power adapter, and you’ll rarely find yourself in a situation where you’re without the smartphone that’ll quickly become your new best friend!

But that’s enough talking about the phone — you’re here because you want one sitting in your hot little hands, amirite?!

Then it’s a darn good thing I’ve teamed up with TELUS to hook one lucky winner up with a brand spankin’ new Samsung Galaxy S6!

There’re a few ways you can enter to win (Please note: This contest is open to Canadians aged 18+ only, outside of Quebec!!!):


1) Retweet this tweet:

2) Tweet at @CaseP and @TELUS with the Twitter handle of the first friend you’d show your new S6 off to! For your best chances at a valid entry, use the Twitter sharing button below — it’s already pre-loaded with all the information you’ll need! (NOTE: Make sure to change the placeholder [friend’s handle] with an actual Twitter handle, or the entry won’t count!)

You can tweet once a day 🙂


3) Share this Facebook post or comment on it with how the Samsung Galaxy S6 would change your life!!!

That said, may the best person win! I promise that whoever’s chosen has only great things to look forward to! My S6 has only helped me out so far, and I hope you’ll be lucky enough to experience the same! The contest runs until midnight EST on Monday, June 15th, 2015 and the winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries! And if you want even more chances to win, check out these links from Joel and Alicia!

So good luck to you all, and if you need me I’ll be right here finding new ways to make the S6 a part of my life — because it’s just that good at what it does!

Adios amigos,

–case p.

Disclaimer: Yes, I was compensated for this post with a shiny new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 that follows me everywhere I go. I’ll hold it and love it, but I won’t squeeze it to itty bitty pieces… ’cause then what’d be the point of having a shiny new phone???

Feel free to get in touch with TELUS Mobility through their website for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Twitter or Facebook!

As for me, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! You can send any inquiries to!

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

94 replies on “GIVEAWAY POST: Casey Palmer x TELUS Present — Life in the Six with the Galaxy S6!”

Wow, this sounds like an amazing phone! I tweeted, commented… thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Telus is the best, they are just astoundingly amazing with their customers.

It is about time I had a smart phone. I know, I know, it’s hard to believe I don’t own one. I just can’t decide which one but I’ve heard such good things about this one. Seriously when I think of all it can do and how easy it would be to take photos, share, text, surf, play, read, talk and even more….. I mean really…..!!!! I definitely need one so why not the best one! Thank you Telus for the opportunity. Let’s start a relationship!

Tweeted, commented and all that good stuff! I’ve been a Telus customer for about a gazillion years, but it’s really time for an upgrade on my ol’ fruit phone and I’ve been hearing uh-mazing things about the S6.

I knew that awesome review was leading up to something spectacular! Thanks for the chance CaseP!

The S6 would help me taking picture and share them so easily! a life changer given I still own a Galaxy S2 😀

It would be my very first cell phone, so it would allow me more contact with people and simplify my life. It is getting harder and harder to find a payphone, so it would be awesome to have this phone.



I tweeted and retweeted and I shared on Facebook because I need the Samsung S6 in my life! I want to be #OneCoolNana thanks to your generosity! @AlayneLangford and Alayne Stewart Langford on FB. Woohoo!! Cool!! Yay TELUS!!

The S6 would change my life forever because I don’t even own a smartphone. I have an old flip-phone with no capabilities & is used with pay-as-you-go minutes for basically emergencies only. I feel out of the technology loop of society & would sooo love to own something special like this Samsung!

Retweeted, tweeted, shared, liked. And I will call it George and I will hug it and squeeze it and love it (I need the camera on this baby!)

Thank you so much for the chance. I retweeted, tweeted, and shared/commented on FB. This would be amazing!

Eeeekkkk amazing !!! I am currently using a phone from the dino era, it is always freezing as crawls at a snails pace, I am way overdue for a upgrade lol. Good luck everyone 🙂

what an awesome giveaway I could totally use this my phone is smashed to pieces ..:-( thanks

Great contest! Thank you for a chance to win. Like and shared on facebook. Like and tweeted on twitter. Good luck to all.
Have a wonderful day!

This looks like a great machine. As my son points out these are computers that are also a phone and a camera and….

Followed, tweeted, favorited, retweeted, liked, shared, ….hmm think that was it lol. Thanks a bunch, would love to win!

I would love the samsung galaxy-s6 to change my life!!! Right now I have a pay as you go! I know right! I can not even take a picture of my grandson. I would love to share photo’s to see how he is changing so much! Not only that, but I am sure the cell would sound so much better as well & it has a screen. LOL Following of facebook, shared, follower on twitter as well as tweeted!

First I need to learn a little bit more for voice control but I am a busy nurse int he community. I would love to have a computer at my fingertips. I need to keep in touch with my clients and home base while on the road. I need maps! I need a calendar to keep my appointments.

I was reading your blog about the read for cure. Then I saw this blog and got excited you were doing another contest for the s6. I got sad quickly when I realized I entered this contest a long time ago and didn’t win 🙁

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