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It's national take your dog to work day

Your favorite day of the year is about to make you (and your dog) wag your tails in excitement: it's almost National Take Your Dog to Work Day! We're giving away $250 bucks to one lucky owner/dog combo who can show us the true meaning of love and companionship - with four legs, a tail, and for once, the opportunity to join you in the office! *For full contest rules, go to this page and click the "Terms & Conditions" tab Upload your image to our INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and TWITTER account. © 2015 Mogo Finance Technology Inc. All rights reserved. Made in Vancouver. Mogo and the Mogo designs are trade-marks of Mogo Finance Technology Inc., used under license. Mogo Financial (B.C.) Inc. Licence 50019 & 50017 / Mogo Financial (Alberta) Inc. Licence 326985 / Mogo Financial (Ontario) Inc. Licence 4716734 / Mogo Financial Inc. Licence BC 50022 Ontario 4716733.

MogoPerks: Man Crates Personalized Whiskey Crate

You weren’t born a sophisticated man, nor were you born with an affinity for whiskey. And even though you so desperately wanted to be a “man’s man,” the first time you drank the stuff, it came out your nostrils and disinfected the kitchen sink. Oh well, one less cleaning to take care of… But, Man Crates knows something for sure: the transformation into manhood starts with a strong drink. As does the transformation to gaining respect from your manly peers (not to mention admiration from the man-wanting ladies). That’s where the Personalized Whiskey Crate comes to your boyhood’s rescue, whisking you away into a world of handlebar moustaches, tailored suits, and Cuban cigars. The crate comes as stocked as your brotherless sock drawer: Two personalized, heavy bottom rocks glasses so you can throw away the Dixie cups, a couple of ice sphere molds to keep your drink cold longer (cause who doesn’t need that?), two slate coasters to protect the your mahogany surfaces, and 33 drams of whisky drinking journal to jot down those inconceivable, or incomprehensible?, drunken thoughts. Plus it also comes with some totally adult snacks to battle the Whiskey flavor bully: salted

Mogo Perks: August Smart Lock Review and Giveaway!

There’s no feeling like finally getting home at the end of a long night… except for when you realize you’re locked out of your own house at 2 in the morning… in which case, there is a feeling like it, and it’s about as good as being declined access to your own credit card funds or accidentally stepping in dog crap. But wait for it… finally someone has solved this life-ruiner which is also the biggest #firstworldproblem most of us have ever known. We’re giving away an August Smart Lock to one lucky winner – you will forevermore be saved from having to hire an overpriced emergency locksmith or getting busted by the cops dangling from your bedroom window. With this genius, smartphone-controlled device that doesn’t require a key, you can finally take that uncomfortable metal bulge out of your pocket and never worry about becoming momentarily homeless due to your own forgetfulness again. Oh, and the August Lock magically recognizes when you approach your front door, so you never have to add fumbled keys to your mix of eggs, milk, and 72 other grocery bags hanging from your limbs. You can also strategically let your

Mogo Perks: Everlane Review and Giveaway

When it comes to the business of apparel, there really aren’t that many wheels to reinvent: first and foremost, there’s the obviously-designer status pumpers (cheap but expensive), then the subtle-designer ego soothers (expensive but expensive), and finally the obviously-not-designer elemental necessities (cheap but cheap). But kids are clever these days, and Everlane (who’s CEO is hardly a day over my little brother) has reinvented a wheel that roams the best of both worlds. We can call this the *subtle-not-designer-with-designer-quality must haves *(expensive but cheap). If you haven’t heard of Everlane, you’re in ever-dying need to get in-the-know: Everlane is an online-only retailer of high quality, classic products that could easily be the subtle designer items from those names we know so well.  Due to their clever cut-out of price driving middlemen, Everlane offers totally reasonable markups to the end consumers – ie. you and me – so we can put our money where our mouth is and buy that bag without going hungry. Okay, okay, so you’re sold right? If you’re still humming and hawing, just refer back to my swag in the images above – anything capture your attention? Perhaps my awesome toque and backpack?

Mogo Perks Necomimi Ears Giveaway

Have you ever wished you could be your lazy cat for just one day? Have you ever dreamed of a world where your girlfriend’s emotions were more easily decipherable? Wish and dream no more! Necomimi Ears have brought these unrealistic fantasies into the real world with their fuzzy, cat-like ears that might also help you to determine whether it’s a good time to broach the subject of a boys’ trip to Vegas with your girl. **We reviewed the ears with our friends Kastor & Pollux. Check out the video here: *Warning – video includes: vomit, baby wipes, and brain waves. Full Bean Boozled Challenge video here. Necomimi is by far the cutest neuro communication machine we’ve ever seen, which is why we’re giving away a pair to one lucky Mogo Member this week. If you have no idea what that means, we can’t blame you. This fuzzy accessory is basically a retina display giving the world a play-by-play of your ever-changing emotions. They’re ears that read your mind. Simply put on these ears and attach the sensors to your head. When your brainwaves flow, the ears move in accordance with your emotions. Concentrating? Your ears