The Mogo Blog

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

CONTEST: Let us send Cookies from Cupid to your sweetheart!

As resident blogger, Alan, mentioned in his post earlier today – Valentine’s day is just around the corner. So… Mogo wants to help you look like a total hero! The winner of our Cookies from Cupid contest will choose the lucky person they want to receive a basket of 3 dozen assorted cookies (including a heart-shaped one) from And, if you choose yourself, we won’t judge you – we’d do the same. Click here to enter Cookies from Cupid on Facebook What’s the best knock-it-out-of-the-park V-day gift you’ve ever given?

Valentine's Day Contest: DATE NIGHT Winner

We asked  Canadians “What is the most romantic thing somebody has done for you?” for a chance to win a $75 DATE NIGHT to The Keg. Congrats to our winner Amira A.! Here’s just a few of the nearly 200 responses that caught our eye: • “My 8 yr old little girl made me a homemade card and used her piggy bank money to treat me to mcdonalds..its was very special for me.” – Kim S. • “The most romantic thing that someone has ever done was when a big earthquake was predicted and I was so nervous and my husband sent me flowers at work and the card read “If you feel the earth move’s only my love for you.” – Jen H. • “Most romantic was for my birthday. My boyfriend picked me up after a rough day at work, we drove down to the beach. I got out of the car to find a trail of small boxes as I walked and opened each one, they were cupcakes spelling out HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE. He had baked and decorated them himself it was a sloppy but adorable job. I loved it and we spent 2 hours at

Stay in this Valentine’s Day – Keep it Special and Save Some Cash

Valentine’s Day in 2011 is on a Monday, so a lot of us won’t exactly be rushing out to hit the town, stay out late and be a mess Tuesday morning. To combat the post-Valentine fatigue you could move the ‘holiday’… or you could just take it easy. Staying in on a pretty traditional night out doesn’t need to be a cop out. Borrow some of these tips to have a great holiday on a budget. Cook Something New Nothing says ‘great date’ like a great meal, so you’re going to have to pull out the big guns (but that doesn’t mean you need to empty your wallet). This Valentine’s Day, challenge yourself to make something new to make your way even further into your honeybear’s heart. Check out those cookbooks that are gathering dust in your cupboard, or a great site like for something that isn’t run-of-the-mill. You want to be sure it’s special… but not impossible. You’re not going to impress your date with a burned pile, or undercooked meat. Set the Mood Download some new music and grab a few candles from a dollar store.