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Mother’s May: #FlippForMoms Spa Giveaway

 This year, Mother’s Day was a bit anticlimactic.

I’m not saying I want the parade. (Yes I am.) It’s mostly that, as a Stay at Home Mom, I want the day to feel special and not same ol’ same ol’, you know?

I can be happy with the basics –  I don’t need the expensive bling or extravagant gifts. But I do want my family’s efforts to feel mindful; that my efforts for my family are noticed and appreciated.

Me, I’m a sucker for a creation made with love – aka ‘craft’ – from my kids.  From my husband too for that matter.  Give me a completed project off the never-ending ‘to-do’ list and I’m sure to swoon.

Like many families who are busy rushing from here to there on kid duty, the greatest gift is often time.

Valentine's book image 600So, stripped to basics, what would I like? Would I prefer A) TIME: Just time to enjoy something I like to do. A copy of the latest bestseller and an afternoon planned to let me enjoy reading it peacefully? Maybe relax, if I can remember how.

Do I need to stipulate that means some acceptable level of quiet? Without interruption. Without fighting. Translation: Time without kids repeatedly calling my name and needing to be parented…by me.

Or, B) HANDMADE CREATION: a cardboard I-really-like-how-you-made-this…uhm…it-kind-of-looks-like-it-might-be…a….[insert some cute handprint or mama/baby image]?

Well…to be honest, I’d greedily like both please.

Unfortunately, time is something we didn’t have much of this year and Option B felt a little hollow because the presentation was hustled along for a day filled with Lacrosse practice and swim meets. All good – Busy is how we roll! – but I like a little more honouring thy mother and a little less being the busy mother on that one day a year.

My family tells me I will be enjoying a little Mother’s Day mulligan on the upcoming Sunday. (And, darn it, I deserve it.) So, like adult birthdays that morph into a week long celebration, Mother’s Day shall be Mother’s May this year.

Are you with me?

#FlippForMoms Spa Giveaway

I am not the only one that thinks maybe moms need a little extra this month. Flipp is celebrating moms everywhere with a special #FlippforMoms campaign throughout May! To give back to moms, who give so much of themselves, Flipp is kicking off a special #FlippforMoms giveaway. For the Month of May on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, Flipp will be doing a giveaway each week for deserving moms.  Visit Flipp to learn more and enter to win!

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Flipp is a shopper’s – and a busy mom’s – best friend. Not just for the spa giveaway either! They help me save money and time every week, all year long. I tend to shop in multiple places because I have favourite GF or SF items I buy at different places. The free location-based app brings the most flyers directly to your mobile device, delivering all the latest sales from your favourite stores right to your pocket. With Flipp’s in-app shopping list and coupon matching, I can easily find the best deals on whatever we need, and receive instant savings at checkout! It’s that easy.

But wait, there’s more to make this month Mother’s DMay. Flipp is sending one of mADD world’s lucky readers to the spa for a treat with a $100 Spafinder gift card to help make May a little more special and a lot more fun.

Enter below and visit each day for more entries!

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  • Reply Melanie Cote May 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I’m a massage lover! But a pedicure always makes me happy too.

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

      I love a good massage – I even booked one on my recent holiday away with my hubby.

  • Reply Jean Lomas-Hamilton May 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Oh man, I could really use a spa day! I love a good massage.

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I think all us moms feel that way! (Which is why I jumped at the chance to give a spaFinder gc to a deserving mom!)

  • Reply Loc V. May 11, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I enjoy a nice massage.

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:11 am

      Me too. Our whole family gets massages regularly.

  • Reply Michelle Davis May 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Having a 2 year old kid. I never get to relax and so I’ve let myself go. A massage would be a dream come true.

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:11 am

      When you have a toddler, you are lucky to steal a shower, never min a spa trip! The relax part is always tough to get when you’re the mom.

  • Reply Hannah Spray May 11, 2016 at 2:06 am

    I have never been to a real spa. I’m not very girly, so manis and pedis are wasted on me, but I could sure use a massage!

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

      I do not tend to enjoy the full on spa experience often myself either. But I do treat myself to manis and pedis occasionally and our entire family gets massages regularly as part of our wellness plan – even the kids!

  • Reply Puneeta May 11, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I haven’t had a spa day in the longest while. It’s about time 🙂

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

      You deserve it! It really does feel like you are being taken care of with a spa visit, doesn’t it?

  • Reply Lizzie Lau May 11, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I love a great facial. I had forgotten how much until I got one for my birthday this year!

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Nice gift to have received – something you rarely get for yourself is such a treat! I can’t even remember the last time I had a facial.

  • Reply angela marriott May 11, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I love getting pedicures.

    • Reply Joan May 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

      I love a good pedi too – these days it almost seems more necessity than luxury.

  • Reply Juliee Fitze May 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I would love a full massage .

  • Reply Amy Heffernan May 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Facials!! Thanks!

  • Reply joann darrell May 11, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I enjoy a pedicure this time of year.

  • Reply ginette4 May 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love getting hot stone massages, thank you for the chance

  • Reply Karen E. Hill May 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I would love a hot rocks massage and pedicure.

  • Reply Judy Cowan May 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I have never had a spa treatment so not sure what I love the most, but it would be nice to try a massage.

  • Reply Diane To May 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I enjoy massages!

  • Reply Gillian Morgan May 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I like getting my nails done and facials.

  • Reply Mark V May 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Im all for deep tissues massages

  • Reply Andrea Amy May 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I have never tried a spa treatment…maybe a pedicure!

  • Reply Lucy May 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Massages are the best!

  • Reply Jana Liu May 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I love massages, any massage

  • Reply Jolie May 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Love getting a hot stone massage.

  • Reply Sunshine G May 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I love getting facials – they make the world go ’round!

  • Reply Courtney May 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I love a pedicure!

  • Reply kristen visser May 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    the spa treatment that I enjoy most is pedicures although I have only had about in my life and should be getting more due to my dry feet

  • Reply Florence C May 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I have never been to a spa but a nice massage would be lovely.

  • Reply Israel Y May 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    never tried out a spa before but hot stone massage sounds interesting

  • Reply Margaret Smith May 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I like getting a massage.

  • Reply Maritess May 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    A deep skin massage is my all-time favourite.

  • Reply Kris Wilson May 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I enjoy a facial the most.

  • Reply Krista M May 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    The last time I was at the spa was 13 years ago, I was given a hot stone massage as a gift and it was oh-sooo-amazing. I would LOVE to experience that relaxation again.

  • Reply Jo B May 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Love pedicures this time of year – colourful and pretty toes.

  • Reply Josh S May 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I enjoy a nice massage.

  • Reply Brittney House May 11, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I would love a deep tissue massage.

  • Reply John C May 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I would enjoy a massage the most.

  • Reply BobbiJo pentney May 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I really need a massage

  • Reply diaan May 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm


  • Reply Heidi c. May 12, 2016 at 1:23 am

    My absolute favourite spa treatment is a deep tissue massage!

  • Reply Betty S May 12, 2016 at 4:17 am

    The spa treatment I enjoy most is a pedicure, it is so nice to have your feet pampered especially after a long winter, and then see your pretty toes in your sandles

  • Reply Angela Massis May 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I love hydra facials

  • Reply janine a May 12, 2016 at 6:02 am

    i have never been to a spa! but i can only assume the massages lol

  • Reply Naiddia p May 12, 2016 at 6:38 am

    The last time I went to the spa I had a facial.

  • Reply Jeffrey Rossnagel May 12, 2016 at 7:20 am


  • Reply Sally Forth May 12, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Massages are great!

  • Reply leana May 12, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I adore facials!

  • Reply Anu Chopra May 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I love massages!

  • Reply SarahJ May 12, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I love getting a massage, but doesn’t happen more than once every few years.

  • Reply lisa bolduc May 12, 2016 at 8:12 am

    i have only gotten a pedicure once in my life. I think I need to go again very soon!

  • Reply Richard Hicks May 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

    A full massage works well for me!

  • Reply Pri c May 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I like massages

  • Reply Kristi May 12, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I’ve only had a pedicure once, but I would say that is my favourite.

  • Reply Bo Simms May 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

    The spa treatment I love most is having a massage.

  • Reply Lisa Nelson May 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I had a chocolate wrap once – it was heavenly!!

  • Reply Janet M May 12, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I love having a pedicure and a manicure.

  • Reply Kristy May 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I enjoy a manicure the most, especially if it’s a Shellac application.

  • Reply Tracy D May 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I love a facial and a pedicure!

  • Reply Linda Svarovsky May 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I would get facial

  • Reply Jordan Oatway May 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    A massage would be very lovely

  • Reply Stephanie LaPlante May 12, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I love getting manicures!

  • Reply heather s May 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I like getting a facial

  • Reply Tara Betterley May 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    So many to chose from, I think I would want a mani and a pedi first. Then a facial and then a massage.. Dreaming now..

  • Reply Cynthia W May 12, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I enjoy pedicures the most.

  • Reply Barb W May 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I could use a good facial!

  • Reply Joan Brown May 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I enjoy a facial.

  • Reply Sandra F May 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    A back massage.

  • Reply Robyn Bellefleur May 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I would love a hot rock massage.

  • Reply Suzanne G May 12, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I would enjoy a massage the most at a spa.

  • Reply Theresa C. May 13, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I’ve only had facials, which were lovely – but I’d really like a massage! ;p

  • Reply Mary May 13, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I love an aromatherapy facial….so relaxing!

  • Reply Victoria Ess May 13, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I love RMT massages!

  • Reply Bailey Dexter May 13, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I am not sure what spa treatment I would enjoy most, I have never been to one! I know, this Nana never had them when I was younger but now I see them advertising all over town.

  • Reply Aarone Mawdsley May 13, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    i like to get a massage

  • Reply laura feist May 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    ienjoy a massage

  • Reply Brenda Penton May 14, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I like a pedicure the most

  • Reply Nancy J Montgomery May 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I like the hot stone treatment.

  • Reply Sandy Couzens May 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I got a spa card as a gift a few years ago and tried a Vichy Shower, WOW !! I felt like I was going float out of there. Thank you for the chance to win ,I would love to have another one some day 🙂

  • Reply Margaret H May 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I love the hot stone massage

  • Reply maria May 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm


  • Reply SUMMER PLEWES May 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    i love a deep tissue massage or a pedicure

  • Reply Belinda McNabb May 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I enjoy getting a manicure

  • Reply Jennifer D May 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Massage! It is all I can think about these days with my pregnant aching back.

  • Reply julia g May 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I enjoy a facial the most.

  • Reply Mike Gismondi May 14, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I like the pedicure the most!

  • Reply Karry Knisley May 15, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I have never been to a spa before so I would say a massage would be on the top of my list

  • Reply Erin Rolfson May 15, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Massage for sure!

  • Reply margaux retrophiliac May 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

    i’ve never been to a spa, so i don’t know

  • Reply Tina L. May 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I would enjoy a massage the most.

  • Reply K L McLean May 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I am a complete sucker for a facial. It is the most relaxing thing to be at the mercy of a skilled professional as she works her magic and your skin is glowing and healthy after you leave. Love it!

  • Reply Karrie May 15, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I would love a pedicure!

  • Reply Rebby May 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I lllooooooove a hot stone massage!

  • Reply Nicole B May 16, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I love going to the spa for a massage! These kids are just getting heavier and heavier so massages really help!

  • Reply Elena May 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I like to get pedicures as a treat and to prepare for summer.

  • Reply Monique L.S. May 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Mostly I just get pedicures, and that’s about all the pampering for me. I would love to have a hot stone massage.

  • Reply Anna May 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Definitely a nice masssage 🙂

  • Reply KellyPC May 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I’m a simple gal, mani/pedis are perfect for me!

  • Reply Terri Baker May 17, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I love facials

  • Reply Cheryl May 17, 2016 at 9:20 am

    My fave spa treatment is a pedicure 🙂

  • Reply brandy c May 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I like getting my feet done, it’s relaxing!

  • Reply Tammy Dalley May 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I love a pedicure

  • Reply Sarah L May 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I love a good massage.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Reply Wendy hutton May 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I have never been to a spa but a pedicure would be great

  • Reply Erin McSweeney May 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    my favorite is a swedish massage

  • Reply nicolthepickle May 18, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I really like getting my nails done.

  • Reply Josie May 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    a facial and a massage would be lovely

  • Reply Wanda Bergman May 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I love pedicures.

  • Reply Heidi P May 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Love the mineral pool and then a whole body massage – oh I wish

    Thanks for the lovely chance ♥

  • Reply Karla Sceviour May 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I`ve never been to a spa,,I wouldnt even know what I would love to be pampered anyway at all,maybe a massage! 🙂

  • Reply em May 19, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    i enjoy deep tissue massage but then again i do love acupuncture too

  • Reply Jonnie May 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Nothing beats a pedicure!

  • Reply joe gersch May 20, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I like a hot stone massage

  • Reply marie s May 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I love massages but a facial is a treat

  • Reply BlessedTA May 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm


  • Reply Jaclyn Mercer May 21, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I just love a good pedicure. It makes my feet feel like heaven.

  • Reply Soha Molina May 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm


  • Reply Joanne Frank May 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I have never been to a spa but really would love to.. I would love to have my finger and toe nails painted

  • Reply Sara Lima May 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I really love pedicures. They do a great job with the foot rubs, and whatnot. I always feel so nice after 🙂

  • Reply Jenny May 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    i love getting pedicures the most

  • Reply vera May 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I love massages.

  • Reply Lushka Smith May 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Pedicures are my favourite.

  • Reply Seham M May 23, 2016 at 6:39 am

    a manicure and massage

  • Reply Brandee May 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I LOVE the spa. Massages are my jam but the Vichy shower massage treatment is incredible. There is also an incredible Indonesian spa I adore where there is no such thing as a bad treatment. Oh, the mere thought of spa-ing makes me smile.

  • Reply Suzi May 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’d really like a mani pedi!

  • Reply Deb Cohen May 24, 2016 at 6:39 am

    i love facials and sweedish massages

  • Reply luisa May 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love pedicures

  • Reply Amie May 26, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Ive never been ! I think i’d like to try almost anything , facial or mani would be awesome !

  • Reply Sara Rai May 26, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Love facials

  • Reply Stephanie Liu May 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I love getting pedicures!

  • Reply NicoleEmma May 28, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I love manicures!

  • Reply NicoleEmma May 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I love massages!

  • Reply Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard May 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I love getting facials

  • Reply susan smoaks May 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    i want to get a mani/pedi.

  • Reply Amber Y May 29, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I have never had a spa treatment, but a hot stone massage sounds really nice.

  • Reply Carole Dube May 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I love getting pedicures, manicure and waxing! Thank you that would be lovely to treat myself.

  • Reply Carole Dube May 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I would love a manicure and pedicure!

  • Reply Julia Gabriel May 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I love wraps.

  • Reply Robyn Bellefleur May 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love getting my legs waxed.

  • Reply latanya May 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    a massage

  • Reply Edmond May 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Good Golly Miss Molly . A massage. Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  • Reply Ariel C May 30, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    i love getting a massage

  • Reply Margaretta July 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good arieclt.

  • Reply Shirl July 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I thank you humbly for shinrag your wisdom JJWY

  • Reply Kelli July 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Hello, and Happy Wednesday!1. I liked the Pebble Tan name. We've only been here 2 yrs, so I'm still pondering what color scheme I'm gonna use. 2. Gouda & Blonde Ale soup3. Raspberry Salmon4. Not really a sweets person, but I guess cheesecake would come close.5. My knee. It is severely limiting my ability to exercise sufntciefily.

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