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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: iPod Nano Review and Giveaway!

At Mogo, we believe in a little thing called jamming. And while we’re certainly fans of PB & J sandwiches – who isn’t?! –  we’re not talking about raspberry jelly, here. No, we’re much more concerned with the type of jamming that gets your body moving and maybe even allows you to forget about your concerns for a little while. From the verse to the chorus, and all the way over the bridge, we highly recommend you tap into the potential that only comes from frequent jam-out sessions. And since music is a life enhancer just like we are, we’ve decided to review and giveaway the latest generation of the iPod Nano – which just so happens to be about the same size as your MogoCard. The thinnest of its iPod ancestors, one lucky winner will be getting a gender-neutral silver Nano, that way nobody will be forced to give away their prize to their girlfriend or their mom for fear of emasculation. As the king/queen of solo jamming sessions, you can put all your favourite tunes on this baby and go to town without the worry of being judged. Whether you know you’re *not the

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: 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