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: iamge1" title="" /> 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

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.* earanimations" title="" /> 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?

Mogo Perks: Drake General Store Review & Giveaway!

Great news! We’ve finally discovered where all the cool knick knacks have been hiding, and it’s not in the now condemned aisles of Target. Phew! Drake General Store, with its four physical stores in Ontario and the online store, has got some seriously badass items just waiting to be discovered. From hilarious gifts to Canadian-made curiosities, you can finally relax and live a little. If you can’t tell a good product from a crappy one, start shopping at Drake General Store and you’ll eventually get there. After all, we all “started from the bottom” *[Target. kidding. We love Target] and *“now we’re here” [Drake General Store]. Oh and if you’re not a Torontonian, you can order online… obviously. Did we mention we’re giving away a $200 gift card to Drake General Store to help you transition to shopping quality products? Yep, we are. Check out some of our Drake General Store staff picks: Collapsible Cup Keychain Other keychains that do nothing but hold your keys together are just so… BORING! This stainless steel Transformer keychain will morph into a cup whenever you feel parched on-the-go (so**you’ll never have to splash your

#MyToteStory: CUYANA Review and Giveaway

I’m a people watcher, and what can I say, I became a teensy bit obsessive about Cuyana after seeing Marissa, the Founder of Design Love Co, carrying around her amazing tote. So I did what anyone would do, and I went online that very night to order my own Cuyana (using my MogoCard, obviously). Okay, maybe I have a lil’ online-shopping-restraint problem, but guess what? I’ve officially adopted Cuyana’s tagline and merged it with my do more, spend less goals: fewer, better things. Ah,*fewer… *I think to myself as I empty my shopping cart to just 2: one for me AND one for my best girly friend – no one can get mad at me for being kind, right? To top it off, I got my friend Meghan the tote, embossed ever-so-cleverly with her first initial “M” (did I really forget her middle and last names? No, of course I didn’t, she’s my bae!) and I got myself something my poor, abused laptop would thank me for: a pink leather laptop sleeve. I made sure to personalize my Cuyana with my full initials, “CGC,” to better protect myself from being the victim of a cafe

Mogo x One Under. We are having a party Y'all!

This is one party you will not want to miss!  Join us for a night of craft cocktails, Postmark Brew and Beats (yes- they make beer AND music), Pizza and a whole lot of prizes and swag on us! imagebox_small" title="" /> Don’t worry if you’re not the next T. Woods.  This is not a party for serious golfers only, there is no max handicap. In fact, if you don’t know WTF we are talking about right now, even better. In addition to a chance to win $50k in our “Hole in One” contest, we will also be giving away more cold hard cash to #uncreditcardyourlife as well as Instagram worthy swag from some of our favourite Vancouver brands like, Postmark Brewing, Design Love Co, Vancouver Candle Company, Later Magazine, One Under and more! 1. One of the benefits of being a Mogo member is our perks with exclusive events being one of them. If you arent a member yet – sign up by just giving your email address here: 2. Next, enter the contest to WIN tickets for our One Under party here: 3. Contest closes on March

Your Guide on What NOT to Do on Valentine’s Day

You’ve been inundated with “Lover’s Packages” at hotels, “Sweetheart Specials” at restaurants, and countless “True Love Diamond Collections” at the jewelers, but, you’re not the kind of person to do what *everyone else *expects you to do for Valentine’s Day. Afteral, you’re something of a romance renegade, with your own ideas of what to do for your one-and-only this year. Here’s five of those clever ideas to cancel immediately. No matter what. We mean it. Don’t do these things. #One: Eww. Don’t. Don’t post “Happy VD!” on your past conquest’s Facebook wall. It implies they now have venereal disease. Better yet, don’t give someone VD, use one of our Mogo Condoms! (Come by one of our Mogo stores for your free condom!) #Two: Really? Don’t. Don’t tell your friends you’re staying home on Valentine’s night to pamper yourself. Everyone knows what you really do when you’re alone anyway. Bridget Jone’s Diary #Three: Yeah…don’t do that.  Don’t make “trying that new laser-tag place” your best idea for having a non-traditional Valentine’s Day. Date Night

Play your cards right with Mogo and its perfect accessory - The Bellroy Wallet

Staying slim is surely on the top of your priorities, though it may feel like an impossible challenge over the holidays. But don’t fret – we may have just the solution to help you trim some of that excess weight. This Friday we’re giving away a token item that will help slim your (unwanted) bulk long before your New Year’s gym membership comes into play. The Note Sleeve will seamlessly replace your bulky wallet without requiring you to cut down on the necessities. This full-sized wallet has three slots for easy access to your most frequently used cards, like your Mogo Prepaid VisaR , as well as a separate pull tab for access to the rejects of your card collection (like your gym membership and the emergency-only credit card).    You’ll be set for your travels, too, with the full size note section that fits ALMOST all currencies (except for some of those weird countries you’ll likely never visit). The extra overflow card section will ensure you never run out of business cards, while the sneaky SIM card slot will allow you to retain what’s deemed to be the most easily losable object in the world. Plus