Monday, 22 November 2010

Contest Update

I had posted a little information about this contest back on Tuesday, November 9, but I think someone - and hopefully it will be someone who reads this blog - should have a chance at winning a pretty cool prize. Unfortunately, this contest is only open to Canadians, but I plan on getting details on another contest that can be won by my American and worldwide readers later this week. Please stay tuned for this one because it does sound pretty cool. However, if you scroll to the bottom, there is a chance to win something from HBIC, and that's better than nothing, right? Alright, since there's a week left on the "Big Save", let's make sure you know the details on Scotiabank's "Big Save" in case you missed them two weeks ago.

Kids today should be planning for the future when looking at money matters. Having a background in the financial industry, I know that early planning leads to much better futures when it comes to money matters, and a penny saved today can reap large rewards in the future. Far too often, I would see men and women having children with little to no savings stashed away for future endeavors, purchases, or investments. While I get that dollars and cents don't stretch as far as they used to, there still has to be a way to teach your kids good financial literacy and savings techniques.

Enter Scotiabank's "Big Save" as part of the Scotiabank Hockey Club! Scotiabank has devised this contest with saving in mind not only for your child, but for your child's hockey team as well! And they're giving your child's hockey team a chance to travel to one of the biggest days on the hockey calendar: Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory! How cool is that?

All you have to do to get your child's team entered is to fill out the form. Pledging to save money as a team will help with all sorts of future buys: new equipment and uniforms, rink upgrades, awesome parties, or even cool events like a hockey game where the team attends!

Again, Scotiabank realizes that saving an arbitrary amount of money isn't easy, especially with today's economy. That's why they have provided ten great money-saving tips to help you and your team save a few extra bucks every day, week, and month. It's not hard to follow these tips, and the tips don't require you to set aside 10% of your child's allowance or anything either. In fact, some of you reading this who can't or won't enter the contest may find these tips useful in your own household!

Scotiabank has set up a blog where some guest bloggers will be adding information in regards to the contest and saving money. The highly-respected Joe Pelletier is already writing for Scotiabank's "Big Save", and his recent article on how Barry Gibbs was the reason he became a hockey fan is a fantastic read! Check this area for more info regarding the contest and for additional blogger stories!

If you noticed on the form, there was an area where you can upload a photo of your child's team. The reason for this is that Scotiabank also has a photo gallery up, and your child's team will appear here if you submit a photo! How cool would it be to show your budding superstar his or her picture on a major website? This is a very cool idea by Scotiabank, and I'm excited to see all the teams that enter!

Scotiabank Hockey Club also has a nifty Facebook page where you can connect with hockey fans from all over the world, and I'll post this link on the HBIC Facebook page as well. You can find me there by clicking on the Facebook button to the right.

If you're on the Twitter-sphere, you can find the Scotiabank Hockey Club there as well. Scotiabank Hockey Club is very active on Twitter, so if you have an account, follow them and catch all of their news and information there as well. I have a Twitter account, but it rarely ever gets used. Perhaps I'm missing out?

For legal purposes, I have to link back to the contest rules and regulations, but this lawyer-speak is simply to explain the rules. Click here if you need more information on the contest, or if you simply need something to put you to sleep.

Get your entries in by November 30, kids! You never know what could happen if you enter. You could be going to Whitehorse for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in February! But you have to be in the game to win the game! So get entered!

Oh, and if you comment here about how your team is going to save a few bucks this season, I'll award a prize for the best money-saving tip! That's right: absolutely free to enter, and a chance to come away with some free stuff! Hit me up with your best idea!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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