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Martin Renaud

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Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.

Enter to win the new Dyson DC 66 Animal from Best Buy


Want to find out if the Dyson DC 66 can help you with the biggest “animal” in your home? Perhaps it’s one of your kids, the man of the house or even an adorable, but very furry, Yorkshire Terrier. No matter who makes the biggest messes in your home, and therefore owns the title of “biggest animal,” the Dyson DC 66 will make clean up so easy and fun you’ll want to let everyone know.  Best Buy is giving you a chance to find out for yourself. One lucky person will win the newest, most powerful vacuum on the market, the Dyson DC 66 Animal.

Enter Best Buy’s May the 4th Twitter contest and win great Star Wars Prizes


  Star wars is part of our culture, part of our lives. It makes sense, then that a day has been set aside for us to celebrate all things “Star Wars.” May the 4th, for obvious reason, is that day. Best Buy is going to help you celebrate with a really fun, photo contest. Read this article to get all of the details: 

Recycle your router and save at Best Buy


Recycling is always a good thing to do. It’s even better when you trade in old technology and get a rebate on new technology. Until May 1st, Best Buy is giving you a chance to do just that with router. Bring your old router to one of our stores and get $20 to apply to the purchase of one of the best new routers on the market. 

Best Buy is giving you a chance to win a Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee System


Would you like to win the new gourmet coffee system from Nespresso? We’ll post a question about the coffee system Facebook. To enter for your chance to win, just answer that question on Facebook.  It’s a simple way to get this advanced technology in your home. Read on for complete details on how you could win this amazing machine.

Enjoy a connected smart home and a new LG smart TV with this great Linksys Twitter contest!


What is the number one, first priority for turning your home into a smart home? A brilliantly fast Wi-Fi router.  Linksys has just released the newest and best router available: the WRT1900ac. Now you have a chance to win a great prize pack that includes that router, as well as a 50 inch smart TV from LG. Read on to learn all of the details: 

Enter to win one of two great fitness prize packages from Best Buy


So you put off telling people that you are starting a new fitness regime at the beginning of the year because of all the raised eyebrows you received last time. Some people just don’t understand – it’s not failure if you keep trying! So try again, and again: don’t stop trying to build fitness into your everyday life.   And Best Buy may be able to help with the fantastic prizes they are offering in their new Facebook fitness contest.

NAMM 2014: Best Buy will share all the latest news on Musical Instruments


January is a big month for new product announcements. In early January there was CES – the largest trade show for consumer electronics. Many companies keep their new products a secret so they can excite and surprise consumers with their announcements during the conference.  Late January has the NAMM show – the largest trade show in the world for musical instruments. Just like at CES, attendees at NAMM often keep the products they will present under wraps, until the show. What will be the biggest news in musical instruments for 2014. Best Buy will be at the conference to find out for you.

Shelly’s Friday Favourites: a traditional French Canadian tortière from Southern Ontario


Throughout November Shelly has been featuring recipes from across Canada. She began in British Columbia, where she now lives. Last week she wrote about the prairies, where she was raised.  This week she asked me to guest post, since my family is originally from Southern Ontario before we headed west to BC. We love the west coast, but still cherish our French Canadian heritage, especially the tradition of serving our family’s version of tortière for Christmas

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