MogoPerks: Retro Gamer Crate Giveaway

Remember the retro days when all you needed were a couple of buttons to get you through a day in your virtual world? Oh the good old days. Luigi was always a pal, Yoshi was the shit, and Princess Peach… oh sweet nostalgia! These were the days before streaming services and gaming consoles that double as a Netflix portal. These were the simple days of Pop Rocks, Jaw Busters, and Pez. But don’t get too caught up in your painful memories – we’re giving away a makeshift time machine to take you back to your retro living room in your mother’s basement suite where all the action happened – just so long as you promise not to bring back that mushroom cut and denim-on-denim disaster you used to rock so hard. The Retro Gamer Crate comes to our modern-day rescue and takes us back to the good old days with all the right necessities: a Retro-Bit NES Console (easy-to-operate controllers included), 2 classic Nintendo games (randomly selected for your pleasure), and a full suite of sugar intoxication to keep you focused on the duck hunt – or whatever game you were so lucky to receive. We know it hails from

#MogoPerks Party - Toronto

Mogo is throwing their very first Toronto #MogoPerks event on Thursday, April 30th! We've teamed up with Kastor & Pollux to bring MogoMembers an exclusive party featuring cult accessories brand No Fun Press -- filled to the brim with free booze, free pizza, music, giveaways and art installations, to boot! About Kastor & Pollux: Combining design capabilities with social influence, Kastor & Pollux is an independent, multi-platform creative collective founded by Danielle Roche and Bianca Venerayan. About No Fun Press: The brainchild of artist Reilly Hodgson, No Fun Press is a lifestyle/accessories brand for "disgruntled people with discerning taste". Based in Toronto but loved worldwide, this cult brand is known for their signature sarcastic quotes and nostalgic imagery -- No Fun Press's top-quality pins, patches and apparel can be spotted instantly on people About Trevor Wheatley: Trevor is a Toronto based multi-media artist. His main focus is on typography, and the history of public art as seen by people on the street. His most recent work has focused on public installations. About The Creator Class: The Creator Class by content studio FREE is a community of creatives sharing their passions in music, style, adventure, arts and culture

Popular Community Buzzwords and What They Really Mean

Tune up your inner Rosetta Stone, because if you want to fit in with these groups you better talk the talk, tweet the tweet and feel the burn. Spittin’ the slang with this chain gang will get you much further than a spandex outfit. A rider who parties too hard the night before a big race and is having trouble keeping up with the pace of the race.  A shelled rider will expend all of their energy at the beginning of the race and have nothing left for the finishing sprint and may even abandon the race altogether. ** **“Man, I better call it quits after this pint or I”ll be completely shelled for the race tomorrow. Origination from the nickname of a famous Latin American cyclist, to “pep” is to carelessly cross a small body of water on one’s bike, in order to cut corners on a voyage. “If I get there and I’m not feeling it, I’m totally going to pep that creek and get out early.” A rider who wins a race “on bread and water” has won the race reliant on good training and diet, and with no advantage of dope. “I won

Mogo Perks: One Under Event Giveaways!

The benefits of being a Mogo member become seriously obvious when we throw a crazy event like we’re about to at One Under Urban Golf Club on March 5th. We’re kind of nuts, so we decided to give our members the chance to win $50K* in our Hole in One Contest, on top of our ridiculously amazing list of other giveaways. No biggie (we do it because we love you that much). *Full contest rules here (click Rules tab):  Our long list of event prizes have been donated by some of our favourite (and most generous) brand partners, so you can still take something home even if your swing isn’t anywhere close to the impeccable T. Woods. The Vancouver born and built craft brewery, Postmark Brewing, will be donating a gift card and a floral hat and underwear combo to a lucky and skillful player. Plus every guest, losers included, can get themselves a growler to fill at brew pubs for just 10 bucks. They will also be providing our soundcloud playlist jams and drinks. Founded by Vancouver Entrepreneur and #GIRLBOSS, Design Love Co. is responsible for bringing the world some incredible day planners. They’ll be

Canada’s Top 5 (free) Cinemas Under the Stars!

With temperatures finally in the 20s across the country, it looks like we have the makings of another great Canadian summer on our hands. And what better way to enjoy it than with some cinema al fresco? We’ve rounded up five of the best outdoor cinematic experiences for your viewing pleasure…and best of all, each of these events are free! Calgary Deerfoot Drive-In Movie Series In the mood for a retro movie night? Get a dose of nostalgia without breaking the bank at the Deerfoot Drive-In every Wednesday in August. Hosted in Deerfoot Mall’s west parking lot, the selection includes classic flicks beloved by 80s babies, like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and Jaws. The movies start rolling at 9:30 p.m., but the gates open at 5 p.m. so you have time to grab a primo spot before the show. Toronto Sail-In Cinema If a drive-in isn’t your thing, how about a sail-in? This August, Toronto’s Sail-In Cinema will host the world’s first double-sided floating movie theatre. Sail-In is a three day event that happens August 14-16, with a lineup of movies to be chosen by votes (check out the contenders)

Fun Money Friday: Win the JBL Pulse Bluetooth Portable Speaker

This Fun Money Friday, Mogo customers have the chance to walk away with the amazing JBL Pulse Bluetooth Portable Speaker. This speaker brings huge sound in a small package. It’s easy to take anywhere – and won’t put your back out if you want to kick it old school and pack it on your shoulder. LED lights ‘pulse’ along with the beat of your music – giving you 5 hours (with lights on) or 10 hours (no lights) of music playback on a single charge. The JBL unit also pairs with any of your favourite Apple devices by way of the JBL MusicFlow App. Connect via Bluetooth and you’re ready for a dance party anywhere. I want it! How can I win?! **Head over to the Fun Money Friday** section of Mogo’s Facebook Page and submit your details through the simple form. Follow the instructions and away you go! More Details from JBL: The JBL Pulse speaker delivers unrivaled JBL sound via Bluetooth wireless for the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Experience clear, room-filling sound thanks to high-performance drivers and a built-in bass port—all in a portable size you can take anywhere. And for

The Canadian News Stories that Blew Our Minds in 2013 - Pics & Videos

From whales, to hockey, to alleged drunken crack smoking stupors, 2013 had it all. Here are some of the stories and pictures that really got everyone talking through the year. Rogers Takes the NHL from TSN NHL 12 years, $5.2Billion – it might just be the most impressive hockey contract of all time. It’s the deal that landed Rogers Sportsnet the exclusive TV rights to show the NHL for the next dozen years. Get ready for a different sports landscape as this changes next year. But don’t worry, Hockey Night in Canada will still live on, on CBC for the time being. Killer Whale Rescue Produces an Impressive Shot January 8th, Northern Quebec. This picture captured a truly great rescue story in Inukjuak, as a trapped pod of killer whales broke free to breath. Following these images, reports of the whales’ safety were confirmed. The Fog in Vancouver While it wasn’t an impressive news story of survival, or huge significance,  that week in October produced some spectacular images of Vancouver shrouded in fog. Check out our favourite one above. Alberta Flooding Our hearts go out to the victims of the June

Artist Series: Q+A with Michael Mateyko of Komboh

Our newest Mogo Card offering comes straight from the brilliant minds at Komboh – an art/design collective that has hit the pages of The New Yorker, Popular Mechanics, McDonalds, The Polaris Music Prize and much more. As you can see from their version of our Prepaid Visa Cards, they bring a modern edge and a really strong aesthetic. We had a chance to sit down with them to get to know more about the project and the artists. Q+A with Michael Mateyko of Komboh How did you get started as a designer/illustrator? I was originally an engineering student; I eventually realized that I was spending more time drawing than studying. I wrestled with the idea of being an art school kid for a while and eventually went for it. After 4 grueling years I emerged from my protective cocoon an almost fully formed illustrator / designer. What is Komboh? Komboh is the umbrella brand that I formed with my good pal Hans Thiessen to serve as a face for our freelance business, portfolio, and art collective. We sometimes use it as a platform to self publish our work or just put out bulletins, too. It’s a heavy bureaucratic

Ultimate Gamer Gear from Mogo - Free XBOX ONE & PS4

The holidays are just around the corner, and that might mean your disposable funds are tied up in travel, gifts, and dry cleaning the Santa suit you haven’t worn since last year’s office Christmas Party fiasco. Those expenses add up, and that means you might not have been able to afford either of the newest Next-Gen Gaming Consoles that hit the shelves this year: Microsoft’s XBOX ONE and Sony’s PS4. You have seen the specs, heard the fanboys rave/argue, and wished upon a falling star that just one of them might find their way onto your entertainment console. Win a XBOX ONE and a PS4! That’s right – we want to giveaway both of these fine devices, and you’re eligible to win. To enter, here’s what you have to do: Like Us on Facebook Fill out the short form (supply your name & email) Win the random draw Game ’til you can’t game no more Who can enter? Anyone in Canada, except Quebec (désolé, mon ami). Keep both, give one to a friend, do whatever you want – they will be yours! It’s better than a Red Rider BB gun, and there

What Can You Get For Less than $5?

The battle for our bucks out there is never ending. If you’re like me, it can feel like everything you want to buy comes with a lot of digits at the register. But, if you look a little deeper, you can find some steals. Like the title suggests, here are some top picks for what you can get for less than $5. And what’s $5? It’s a blue piece of paper with some little kids playing hockey on the back of it. Trade that for some random fun stuff Top 5 Buys Under $5 [![](/content/images/2015/04/fake_facebook_girl_friend.png)]([ ]( Fake Facebook Girlfriend This exists! Get two weeks of wall posts from ‘your girlfriend’. She totally lives out of town, but what a babe! Impress your friends (and enemies), and maybe get your mom off your back about meeting her friend’s daughter. [![](/content/images/2015/04/get_drawn_as_simpsons_character.png)]([ ]( ### Get Drawn as a Simpsons Character D’oh! It’s time to get Springfield-ified. Spend that $5 for a new profile