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02 Oct, 2015

A quickie giveaway from Rethinktires.ca

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

We have a winner! Thanks for your entries everyone!

I know there are a lot of community-minded folks who are on committees for parks and playgrounds and other community spaces. What if I told you that there is $50,000 grant for use towards a community project with your city’s name on it, just waiting to be claimed? 

Here’s the scoop:

  • Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Community Renewal Fund is a grant program that awards eligible Ontario-based communities and organizations up to $50,000 towards the purchase and installation of Ontario-manufactured recycled rubber products.
  • The grant is open to municipalities, registered non-profit community groups or organizations, schools/colleges/universities, and First Nations communities throughout Ontario.
  • Applicants can visit RethinkTires.ca to learn more and to submit an application.

As a thank you for checking out their website and helping spread the word, the folks at RethinkTires.ca have given me a couple things to give away to one reader anywhere in Ontario:

1) A handy roadside emergency kit to stash in your car. (Everyone should have one!)
2) A Multy Home Lexington Multi-Colored door mat made from recycled rubber.

From Rethinktires.ca

It’s easy. Just leave a comment below and you’re entered!

  • This giveaway is open to residents of Ontario. One entry per email address please.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • I will draw one name using Random.org at noon EST on October 6 and I’ll contact the winner via email. The name of the winner will be posted here as well. So please check back!
  • Prizing will be mailed to the winner by Rethinktires.ca.

That’s it. Over to you. Good luck!

24 Responses to "A quickie giveaway from Rethinktires.ca"

1 | Tiana

October 2nd, 2015 at 10:41 am


At first I thought this was a contest for new tires (which I need so I was quite excited) but also the emergency kit is important. Why don’t I have one already???

2 | andrea tomkins

October 2nd, 2015 at 11:14 am


A tire giveaway would be awesome. Must work on that. :)
And yes, everyone needs an emergency kit!

3 | Misty

October 2nd, 2015 at 1:10 pm


That floor mat is beautiful!

4 | Valerie

October 2nd, 2015 at 1:18 pm


That mat is recycled rubber? It’s so pretty!! Please may I have it? :)

5 | joy

October 2nd, 2015 at 1:34 pm


we also need tires…but this is nice too – love the mat :D

6 | Shannon Barlow

October 2nd, 2015 at 2:05 pm


That mat is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.

7 | Tara

October 2nd, 2015 at 2:28 pm


feeling guilty that we don’t have an emergency kit…

8 | Brenda A

October 2nd, 2015 at 2:39 pm


Though I know it is not eligible, I have been working for years with the school council to raise money for a desperately needed new kinder play structure. It’s slow work and SO much money is needed. Steady on!

Love that butterfly mat.

9 | Lynn

October 2nd, 2015 at 4:01 pm


I love that butterfly mat. It’ll make it feel like spring all year around!

10 | Corvus

October 2nd, 2015 at 4:36 pm


Nice Doormat. I want.

11 | Mel

October 2nd, 2015 at 6:22 pm


It would be great to win the doormat.

12 | suzi

October 2nd, 2015 at 6:27 pm


This is incredibly cool – thank you for your hard work! I think the mat is really pretty!

13 | AJ DeForest

October 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm


Would love the car kit

14 | Sarah

October 3rd, 2015 at 9:03 pm


I like the car kit.

15 | Nora

October 3rd, 2015 at 10:45 pm


Thanks for the opportunity! Would love the chance to win please.

16 | Jenn

October 4th, 2015 at 6:12 pm


We definitely need an emergency car kit! And the doormat would be a welcome replacement for a very worn plain one. Thanks for the opportunity!

17 | Katie

October 5th, 2015 at 6:45 am


thanks for the information about the grant, and the give away!

18 | TD

October 5th, 2015 at 9:13 am


The Mat is great. We are talking of getting a new mat for the front door soon. The car kit would be useful too.

19 | Chrissy

October 5th, 2015 at 9:50 am


Beautiful mat! Almost too nice to step on. :)

20 | Marielle

October 5th, 2015 at 9:55 am


Such a pretty door mat!

21 | Shannon Barlow

October 5th, 2015 at 12:57 pm


Gorgeous door mat. So many uses for tires, who knew?! Thanks for the chance.

22 | georgina

October 6th, 2015 at 9:06 am


cool door mats!!

23 | CeeB

October 6th, 2015 at 9:23 am


Love the door mat, and thanks for the info on the grant!

24 | andrea tomkins

October 6th, 2015 at 12:32 pm


We have a winner! It’s commenter #5 – Joy – who wrote: we also need tires…but this is nice too – love the mat :D”

Thanks Joy! Check your email!

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