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WIN a BlackBerry Q5 OR a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 #TelusBack2School

Summer is coming to a close and many of our kids are persistently asking for the hottest new technology on the market.  My son is entering into grade 10 this year. Eek. Most kids in his highschool rely on smartphones, in fact many teachers encourage it as a handheld computer for the classroom; times are changing.  I’m pleased to announce that I have partnered with Sober JulieMommy Matter and Life on Manitoulin to offer you all an amazing Back To School giveaway with Telus! The #TelusBack2School event will be one everyone in Canada should enter, the prizes are amazing.


Telus has kindly given us 2 devices to giveaway, this means that one person will win a BlackBerry Q5 and another will win the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a $1000 value!



BlackBerry Q5


Know a teen begging for a smartphone? Win some serious back-to-school shopping points with the BlackBerry Q5 from TELUS – it’s the perfect device for youth/teens looking for their first smartphone. Similar in functionality to the BlackBerry Curve 9320, but with the power of the new BlackBerry 10 platform, the BlackBerry Q5 will provide all of the features that BlackBerry fans know and love, at a price point and intricacy level that makes sense for a ‘starter device’. Here are some of the most unique BlackBerry Q5 features to get excited about:


  • BlackBerry Instant Action lets you find anything on your BlackBerry right from the home screen, in an instant.
  • BlackBerry Pictures Editor allows your inner artist to shine with tons of design and crop features and 16 photo filters to choose from like Lomo, Sepia and Watercolour.
  • Time Shift mode and Story Maker – the perfect pair, Time Shift captures the perfect moment in every picture, while Story Maker weaves the photos together in a few simple swipes, complete with music and titles.
  • BlackBerry® Tag (NFC) makes it easy to add friends to BBM, share photos, connect to an NFC-enabled accessory and discover hundreds of apps.


Learn more about the BlackBerry Q5 from TELUS, available for just $49 on a two-year term.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 4G LTE

Highly-portable, super smart and great for keeping track of to-dos, college class itineraries and everything else to keep you organized and connected for back-to-school season, the LTE-enabled Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 is now available at TELUS with Easy Tablet interest-free financing options. This hot new tablet represents the evolution of the popular Note series with advanced features that include:


  • S Pen – The perfect tool for jotting down notes in class, personalizing emails, creating works of art or just doodling (after all, they say doodling makes you smarter!).
  • Air View – S Pen can help you preview content without actually opening documents.
  • Peel Smart Remote – Manage your TV, cable, satellite, DVD player and Blu-ray
    while on-the-go, thanks to this universal remote that is compatible with any TV.
  • AllShare Play – Share your favourite videos, photos and music across your connected devices while viewing content from anywhere.


Learn more about the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 from TELUS, available for $579.

TELUS Easy Tablet Program 


TELUS’ new Easy Tablet program is just one of the many ways that TELUS can help keep student’s bills in check, and will give parents peace of mind! With TELUS Easy Tablet, customers can purchase a brand new tablet from any TELUS store across the country at a low upfront cost, paying off the remaining balance over a set term in equal monthly payments (over a one or two-year term, completely interest free).  For example, you can get your hands on the new Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 at TELUS for a cool $99 upfront + $20/month over two years, or $339 up-front + $20/month for one year. Thanks to these financing options, TELUS customers will get unmatched flexibility to purchase the hottest tablets for back-to-school!

Learn more about TELUS’ Easy Tablet program.

TELUS SharePlus 


Moving a plane or train-ride away from home for school? The TELUS SharePlus plan includes unlimited nationwide talk and text so you can talk to your family and friends all over the country without worrying about overages or long distance charges. But what will make Mom and Dad really happy is this plan’s data sharing ability: with TELUS SharePlus, you can share data across multiple devices and people within the same household – so you can share with your favourite student (and keep track of their usage, too). Best of all, smartphones and tablets can be added without having to increase data – they just share data from the same bucket and everyone in the household will get full value of the data that was purchased.  So the more devices you add, the bigger the savings.


TELUS SharePlus is all about simplicity, choice and value with less commitment. Here’s how the plan works:

  • Step 1: Pick Your Device – Either purchase a device outright or bring your own device and get unlimited nationwide talk and text for just $35 a month. A device in the Smartphone Lite category on a two-year term which includes mid-tier devices (such as the Samsung Ace II X), is a $45 entry point and then up to $55 for high-end devices in the Smartphone category like the Samsung GALAXY S4 or BlackBerry Q10.
  • Step 2: Pick Your Data Package – With data sharing, the primary account holder adds the desired bucket of data to their plan and additional devices or people on the same account can simply share data with the primary account holder.


Learn more about TELUS SharePlus.


Entry is simple, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway runs until September 24th, the winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond. Giveaway open to Canadian residents 18+.

Good luck!!
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153 comments on “WIN a BlackBerry Q5 OR a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 #TelusBack2School”

  1. I would love to win this for myself

  2. I want this for my wife

  3. My husband. Neither of us have one but he’s on the road more so it would be best in his hands.

  4. Family member…perhaps

  5. for my son

  6. I am hoping to win it for my husband.

  7. I’m hoping to win this phone for my husband and I because our phone is very outdated and we would love to have a new one.

  8. I am hoping to win so that I could give up my old flip phone and get into the current century.

  9. For my husband. He deserves something nice!

  10. I am certainly hoping to win this for my daughter. She could use something nice and new.

  11. I would want to win this for myself!

  12. For my mom.Her black berry is so old and she’s not eligible to get a new one yet :/.

  13. My 15yo son

  14. I would love to win this for my husband

  15. I’d love to win this for my Mom!

  16. I would love to win this for my husband

  17. I would love to win one of these for my kids. It would be a great learning tool for them.

  18. I would like to win this for my Dad! He needs a new phone!

  19. I’d like to win this for myself and to share the Note with my daughters.

  20. I would like to win it for meee! 🙂

  21. I am thinking an amazing Xmas Gift for my parents.

  22. I’d love to win this for my husband for his birthday!

  23. I would love to win this for myself.

  24. Myself ..I haven’t had a phone for about 8 months, my screen on my HTC shattered and I’ve been without since..

  25. I’m hoping to win this for myself. :p

  26. I would love to win this for my son.

  27. I would have to say this would be for myself as my phone is just about to go.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  28. i would really like to win this for myself since i’m not financially stable to purchase anything.

  29. I am hoping to win this prize for myself.

    Kevin Linkie
    thanks for the chance.

  30. As a new blogger that’s always out and about, I would love some updated tools to manage my social media and blog on the go!

  31. I would love to win this for me!

  32. I would say the Phone would be for me. So Very needed.

  33. I would love to win either of these great devices, I would gift it to my mother who’s phone took a trip into the kitchen sink last week so now she is phone less! Would love to win the blackberry Q5 the most! Easy to use and a great looking device.

  34. A gift for myself 😛

  35. I would love to win this for my Hubby. He works so hard and rarely gets anything for himself, I would love to be able to give him something special that is just for him.

  36. I would love to win this!

  37. My husband he has always been so good to me and gotten me pretty much anything i have wanted. and now he is going back to school and i think this would be so great for him to have.

  38. My youngest daughter, she’s a sophomore this year. 🙂

  39. I’m trying to win this for my elderly mother in law. Her phone is about shot and she needs a phone because of her health.

  40. love to win this for my niece she would love it

  41. I have a dumb phone so I would like to win it for myself

  42. I’m hoping to win it for my husband. His phone is on it’s last legs and isn’t reliable any longer!

  43. I’m hoping to win it for myself.

  44. I would like to win the Note 8.0 for myself.

  45. I would LOVE to win this for DH – he got an Android & totally hates it – wants to go back to BB!

  46. Would love to win the Galaxy Note for myself, to use in school (which would hopefully lessen the burden put on my ten year old MacBook, helping it stay around another year or two).

  47. I would love to win this for myself.

  48. I would like tk win this for my dear mother. Cannot afford one.. so this wouldobe a great treat

  49. I would love to win this for hubby!

  50. I’m hoping to win this for my mother who got her mobile and money robbed on her birthday when we went out for a party. She had exactly the same device: BlackBerry Q5. We registered a complaint in the police but they don’t seem quit helpful.

  51. I would love to win this for my husband

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