The Mobile Shop | Get Thee to a Mobilist™! — How to Get the Right Device the FIRST Time.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.


You may not appreciate the great phones out there until you see what others can do with theirs. It could be that their phones are good at taking wide-angle photos. Or maybe they rock phones that offer cool augmented reality and 3D photo capabilities. In any case, if you feel stuck with your phone, it may be time to consider a new one.

But how do you choose? If you’re not a tech blogger or don’t obsessively follow news about the latest devices like I do, the number of features and specs out there can be overwhelming.

Which is why you can luckily find someone to do all of the hard work for you.

Welcome to The Mobile Shop.

The Mobilist™ — The Smartphone Expert You Didn’t Even Know You Needed!

Allow me to reintroduce you to the Mobilist™—a smartphone expert at The Mobile Shop who can give you the unbiased advice you need to get the phone and plan you want.

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That’s the thing about The Mobile Shop—you’re not tied to one kind of phone from one single carrier; you can get your hands on a wide selection of smartphones from major carriers in the same place you get your groceries! And there’s no shortage of places to check them out—found in numerous Loblaws, Fortinos, Zehrs, Atlantic Superstore and Real Canadian Superstore locations across the country; they offer not only great value but the opportunity to earn PC Optimum points on select phones and plans!

And at the centre of it all is the Mobilist™, who can give you advice on the things you might not even think about to make sure that the phone and plan you get are the right ones for you. Like getting the most storage you can on a phone versus unlimited space in the cloud because you’ll just use most of that space for photos. Or maybe you’re looking for more power without overdoing it on size. Whatever the question, there’s a Mobilist™ who can help answer it for you—you just need to take that first step and get thee to The Mobile Shop to make it happen!

HP Instant Ink | Oh, the Prints We Can Print!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HP Canada. All opinions are 100% mine. Last Updated: October 10, 2020.


There are three things which we can be fairly sure about in our lives—death, taxes, and that it’ll cost a pretty penny to buy new cartridges for about any inkjet printer.

It’s a costly business—people will do all sorts of things to avoid buying new cartridges! You had the kiosks that’d refill your empty cartridges with a syringe. Or the parents who smuggle school projects home from the office printer. I even know people who’d be so stingy on their ink consumption that their cartridges eventually dried out, and they’d try soaking them in water to revive them!

But this need not be the case in 2017, where the all-or-nothing approach is slowly going extinct. No one wants to pay everything upfront anymore:  software subscription services are eating traditional purchasing alive. DVDs went the way of the dino when people realised you could pay one monthly price and access thousands of titles. We’ve done it with cars, video games, and office space, so why should ink be any different?

And that’s exactly what HP Canada‘s looking to answer with their HP Instant Ink service, a monthly subscription service available to all HP Instant Ink-enabled printers, like the Desk Jet 3755 Printer!

Reach Those Life Ambitions with Loblaws Pharmacists and Dietitians!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.


Wisdom is knowing there’ll always be those more knowledgeable than yourself.

Our parents might tell us to suck it up, but parenting’s infinitely more complicated in the digital age than in almost any era before it. Not harder—we can cure just about any disease that’d prove fatal centuries ago. We don’t have to risk our lives in the wild to feed our families. Our ancestors would laugh at how soft we’ve grown while simultaneously chopping wood for the evening’s fire and keeping their dozen children in line.

And to that I agree whole-heartedly—our quality of life’s gone way up, and many of the problems we have today are far less about survival and far more about choice.

What makes parenting so complicated these days is the overabundance of information available on raising our children… and not all of it’s good. Parenting’s fairly unique when you look at the gamut of vocations available today—it’s possibly the only area in life where everyone feels they’ve some sort of expertise, since they were all once kids themselves!

And nevermind all the information—we have all these questions that wouldn’t even exist a decade ago! Will this mix of foods promote my baby’s brain development? What medicine can I give my child that’ll work with our dietary lifestyle? Web M.D. tells me I’m dying—how can I be sure you’re right (with several years of medical school and training under your belt?)

With so much going on and our lives only getting busier, who better to entrust our well-being to than those who’ve put in the time figuring out how to do it right?

And so, whether it’s a pharmacist or dietitian you’re looking for, you likely need look no farther than your local Loblaws or Zehrs!

Loblaws Pharmacy & Loblaws Dietitians — Offering Much More Than You Think!

The Loblaws Pharmacy and Loblaws dietitians do so much more than just fill prescriptions and answer dietary questions! They offer patient education programs to help you reach your health goals. They run health clinics, workshops and classes through the year. They’ll assess your blood pressure, lead group grocery store tours to educate others, and help you manage your food allergies. If you’re not feeling quite yourself and can’t place why, it’s likely Loblaws/Zehrs’ dietitians and pharmacists have something that’ll help! (Which is super-important, because you’ll sometimes find new and unexpected interactions between meds and food that you’d be unprepared for otherwise!)

If you want to know more about these services you can find at select Loblaws and Zehrs locations, you should totally visit their Facebook page and hit up the Loblaws Facebook Live Event they’re hosting March 22nd @ 8 PM ET! Speaking from personal experience, they’re fun and informative—feel free to check one I’d hosted earlier this year if you want to see what it’s like!

There’s Something Strange in Your Nutrition? Who You Gonna Call…?

A lesson that makes life far easier once learned is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Being okay with asking the people who do is what makes all the difference! We can always do more to make our lives a little better—why not connect with your local Loblaws/Zehrs pharmacists and dietitians to see what you can do for yours?

Go live the best lives possible, and I’ll see you on the 22nd!

Until then,

–case p.

Ipsos i-Say — How to Get Rewarded for Your Opinions with MORE than a A Penny for Your Thoughts!

I wrote this Ipsos i-Say post for Ipsos, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Last Updated: October 4, 2020


Ipsos i-Say: Why You Should Get Rewarded for Your Opinion!

“They couldn’t influence their way out of a wet paper bag.”

— words once uttered by a wise blogger friend on those who believe they have influence versus actual influencers

Despite overwhelming evidence of prizes available to those who have opinions and package them in the right way, too many of us still spend our time giving away something for nothing.

Our opinions should hold value—we all know at least one thing no one else does. They’re a key thing that separates us from the crowd, but in this age of oversharing we’ve somehow convinced ourselves that the power of our thoughts is but a fleeting thing… that no idea’s original and we lack the individual power to make any real change in this world.

And that’s where I’d tell you you’re completely wrong, and that the time to think about what even the thoughts that seem the most innocuous can do for you is long overdue.

Which is exactly why you should join the Ipsos i-Say online survey rewards community and share your opinion for some awesome prizes!