Share What Having It All Means to You to #Win! #FoodBasics #IWantItAll

| June 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

I want It all Video contest- Food Basics


Having it all. What does this mean? As a teenager, having it all was being a journalist, coming home to my super-swanky apartment, having my dinners served to me by my personal chef and vacationing in a cushy hotel room whenever I pleased.

This concept has definitely changed and is always evolving as an adult with three kids. At this moment, having it all means to be able to have fun with our family, to travel when we could, and to make sure that all of us have what we need. It also means signing them up for guitar lessons and joining team sports. We would also like to have a few more Date Nights for some adult time together.

I Want it All Video Contest

Food Basics also wants to know what having it all means to Ontarians, and wants to help to get you on your way to achieving this goal! Beginning June 3rd, they will be launching the I Want It All Event. They are asking what this phrase means to you in your life. The grand prize is $10 000 worth of groceries! They strive to keep the prices and selection at Food Basics enables people to have it. They would also like to know what you would do with an extra amount of money.

How do you enter for your chance to win? Here are the three easy steps to take to throw your hat (or video in this case) into the running for this contest:

  • Film a 15-30 second video answering the question “if you won Free Groceries for an entire year, what would you do with the savings?”
  • Upload the video to for your chance to win a $1000 in Food Basics gift cards!
  • Watch videos from others who have participated in this contest share this contest with your family and friends!

Take a look at this video from Food Basics for some inspiration.



***Note: To be entered in the contest, videos must be uploaded to the web, sharing on social media won’t count as a contest entry.***

Even something smaller, like having an extra $150 in my pocket would be great to have! Food Basics asked me what I would do with the savings. I put together this video showing what I would do with this extra fun money!



Out of all of the things I would use this small treasure on, I would put it towards my having it all goal. My other half and I could want to hop in the car with my kids and have a fun day trip on the spur of the moment. We could have a special dinner and movie night out. We could even buy what we would need to have an amazing weekend camping out in our backyard. The possibilities are endless!


Ottawa Mommy Club Food Basics Family Collage Photo

Food Basics will also be giving away six (6) $1000 gift cards to the people that uploaded their video in the video contest! As of June 2nd, when customers enter the contest online with the in-store pin code the grand prizes are free groceries for a year (awarded at $10,000 in Food Basics gift cards).

So what are you waiting for?! Grab your camera and start filming what having it all means to you, and join Food Basics for the I Want It All Store Event for your chance to be a bit closer to getting closer to having it all!

Disclaimer: This post was generously compensated by Food Basics.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Brenda A says:

    I really feel satisfied, like I really do have it all (for me). I have my family, health, shelter and food. And many, many other things I could survive without but am so thankful to have. Like friends, the sunshine…

  2. Jonnie says:

    What a great contest! I wish I lived in Ontario so I could enter. For me, having it all simply means finding a good balance between fun and responsibility.

  3. This sounds like a super fun contest!

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