Get Home Faster with TomTom {Enter to WIN a TomTom Go 500 GPS}

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As a busy mom of two I am always on-the-go and driving around the city with the kids. Vancouver is unfortunately the most congested city in all of Canada* and getting stuck in traffic is stressful and a waste of our precious time.

Reducing travel time is very important for us and thanks to the new TomTom Go 500 GPS we have been able to get everywhere safer and faster. The TomTom Go 500 uses real-time traffic data that lets you know where there are road blocks or excessive traffic, it also suggests alternate routes that will be faster.

Having the real-time traffic updates has been a total life-changer. Before I go anywhere I now check my route using the TomTom Go 500 and take alternate routes when necessary. I find that saving those extra minutes allows me to get home earlier and I can spend more quality time with my family instead of just being stuck in the car!

Here are some of the other features we love:

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TomTom also sent us a really adorable cartoon book with the GPS, the book called “Alfie’s Story” was written by award-winning children’s author Miriam Moss. “Alfie’s Story” is about a little one who just wants to get home in time to read his new book, but encounters all sorts of obstacles along the way. My 4-year-old loves the story and he keeps reminding me to use my GPS to save us time.  Very cute book!

I could find a million things I would rather do than sitting in my car waiting in heavy traffic and I am sure you could too. Nobody likes wasting time and we are giving you the chance to save time to spend it with the ones who matter the most! Canadians enter to WIN a brand new TomTom GO 500 GPS below via Rafflecopter and #GetHomeFaster.

*According to the TomTom Traffic Index

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: Open to Canadian readers, WIN a brand new TomTom GO 500 GPS. Enter below.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign, however all views and opinions are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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144 responses to “Get Home Faster with TomTom {Enter to WIN a TomTom Go 500 GPS}”

  1. Krista M — May 11, 2015 @ 7:42 am (#)

    I would spend it putting in more effort making my lunch & snacks in the morning. A lot of times I’m just rushing & throw something fast & useless together, but if I had more time I would plan better & healthier options.

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  2. tanyab79 — May 11, 2015 @ 7:43 am (#)

    More quality time with family or more me time.

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  3. Mark V. — May 11, 2015 @ 8:05 am (#)

    honestly I would use that extra time just connecting with my family.

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  4. Jonnie — May 11, 2015 @ 8:17 am (#)

    I would use the time to prepare better meals for my family

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  5. Lushka Smith — May 11, 2015 @ 8:37 am (#)

    Use it to do some reading & relaxing

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  6. Louise Chapman — May 11, 2015 @ 8:42 am (#)

    Extra free time would be used reading or meal planning 🙂

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  7. Suzanne G — May 11, 2015 @ 8:45 am (#)

    I would be using the extra time just to clean up around the house.

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  8. Elizabeth R — May 11, 2015 @ 8:47 am (#)

    I would use the time to relax and enjoy myself.

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  9. ginette4 — May 11, 2015 @ 8:48 am (#)

    Use it to relax 🙂

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  10. Carolle H — May 11, 2015 @ 8:48 am (#)

    I would take that time to relaxe 🙂

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  11. Florence C — May 11, 2015 @ 9:35 am (#)

    I would do a little extra housework with my extra time.

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  12. Lee-Ann — May 11, 2015 @ 9:39 am (#)

    I would be able to spend more time preparing meals.

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  13. SUMMER PLEWES — May 11, 2015 @ 10:01 am (#)

    I would spend it with my family . But I would def not spend it cleaning lol

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  14. Yvonne Tabaracci — May 11, 2015 @ 10:08 am (#)

    More sleep

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  15. ming — May 11, 2015 @ 10:21 am (#)

    I would sleep

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  16. Kerwin — May 11, 2015 @ 10:38 am (#)

    I would spend more time helping my wife and playing with my children! Life is too good to stuck with traffic…

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  17. Greg — May 11, 2015 @ 10:45 am (#)

    garden more

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  18. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) — May 11, 2015 @ 10:58 am (#)

    I would stop and get a good coffee. 🙂

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  19. Victoria Ess — May 11, 2015 @ 10:58 am (#)

    I would just relax with that time.

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  20. Audrey Skinner — May 11, 2015 @ 11:13 am (#)

    I would relax with a good book.

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  21. Valerie Theberge — May 11, 2015 @ 11:19 am (#)

    I would read more!

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  22. Amy Heffernan — May 11, 2015 @ 11:32 am (#)

    I would spend more time with my kids! 🙂

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  23. Jennifer L. — May 11, 2015 @ 11:50 am (#)

    I’d work in my garden more.

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  24. Tara — May 11, 2015 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    I would spend it working on designing my photo books from our last vacation. going through the pictures takes forever.

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  25. lori b — May 11, 2015 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    spend time in the garden

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  26. ken ohl — May 11, 2015 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    spend more time with my family doing fun things

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  27. Doreen Lamoureux — May 11, 2015 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    I would stretch my body more by doing yoga

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  28. Viv Sluys — May 11, 2015 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    If my husband could save time on his commute he would have more time to spend with the kids and I!

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  29. Sherry K — May 11, 2015 @ 1:21 pm (#)

    At this time of year, I would do more gardening with extra time.

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  30. Stephanie LaPlante — May 11, 2015 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    I would read a book or spend more time with family and friends

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  31. Holly Wright — May 11, 2015 @ 1:34 pm (#)

    I would read in my extra spare time!

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  32. LILLIAN BROWN — May 11, 2015 @ 2:17 pm (#)

    I would get my gardens in order…its been a long and hard winter

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  33. Barb W — May 11, 2015 @ 2:24 pm (#)

    Sleep!

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  34. Taylor Hawkins — May 11, 2015 @ 2:27 pm (#)

    Probably go shopping 😛

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  35. ivy pluchinsky — May 11, 2015 @ 3:26 pm (#)

    more time for shopping, or eating, or reading

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  36. DALLAS DAIGLE — May 11, 2015 @ 3:26 pm (#)

    Spend time with my family! 🙂

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  37. anna key — May 11, 2015 @ 3:43 pm (#)

    I would spend a bit more time reading!!

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  38. Sunshine G — May 11, 2015 @ 3:52 pm (#)

    I’d get an extra few minutes of sleep!

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  39. penny — May 11, 2015 @ 4:08 pm (#)

    sleep in just a few more minutes

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  40. apple blossom — May 11, 2015 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    I’d sew. thanks for the chance to win this device.

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  41. Dayna Wilson — May 11, 2015 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    I’d play video games!

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  42. Dale Steele Nicolov — May 11, 2015 @ 4:34 pm (#)

    I would spend it exercising.

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  43. Brenda Penton — May 11, 2015 @ 5:03 pm (#)

    I’d rather spend it playing board games with the family

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  44. Elizabeth Matthiesen — May 11, 2015 @ 5:13 pm (#)

    I don’t have a commute so I’d spend time saved on journeys either playing with my grandchildren or soaking up a good book and a cup of coffee 🙁

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  45. Francine — May 11, 2015 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    relax with a book or crossword puzzle

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  46. Amy C — May 11, 2015 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    I would use the extra time to sit and relax.

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  47. jessica s — May 11, 2015 @ 6:01 pm (#)

    have a nap!

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  48. BlessedTA — May 11, 2015 @ 6:23 pm (#)

    Take a nap

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  49. Glogirl — May 11, 2015 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    With the extra time, I would sleep in!

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    • Barbara Hutcheson — May 11th, 2015 @ 8:24 pm

      I would use the extra time to prepare meals for the family and lunches for the next day

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  50. Susan Patterson — May 11, 2015 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    I would play with my grandchildren!

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  51. Heidi Pawluk — May 11, 2015 @ 8:37 pm (#)

    More quality time ♥ with family for sure

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  52. Monica — May 11, 2015 @ 9:05 pm (#)

    Would absolutely love to win this Tom Tom GPS as my old Tom Tom just broke and I really need a new GPS!

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  53. Rebby — May 11, 2015 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    I’d go for a bike ride!

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  54. nancy stokell — May 11, 2015 @ 11:19 pm (#)

    relax and read a good book

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  55. kristen visser — May 12, 2015 @ 1:26 am (#)

    i would spend more time with my daughters!

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  56. Julie R. — May 12, 2015 @ 1:30 am (#)

    Want to start travelling with my kids this summer. A Tom Tom would come in quite handy!

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  57. Lisa H — May 12, 2015 @ 3:09 am (#)

    I would use that time for more sleep in the morning.

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  58. Carol Denny — May 12, 2015 @ 3:31 am (#)

    I would read with the extra time.

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  59. Kris L — May 12, 2015 @ 4:04 am (#)

    Relax with a glass of wine!!

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  60. Wendy — May 12, 2015 @ 4:20 am (#)

    I’d spend more time with my family

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  61. natasha severson — May 12, 2015 @ 4:29 am (#)

    have a nap! MOMMY gets a nap!! LOL thanks for the great giveaway and all your hard work!!

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  62. Joy D — May 12, 2015 @ 6:11 am (#)

    Reward myself with ‘me’ time.

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  63. mitber — May 12, 2015 @ 6:20 am (#)

    spend all the extra time with my dog

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  64. Laurie P — May 12, 2015 @ 6:34 am (#)

    Any spare time is ME time….so rare….

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  65. Soozle — May 12, 2015 @ 8:11 am (#)

    I would use the extra time to work out a little longer

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  66. JEANNINE GLEN — May 12, 2015 @ 9:01 am (#)

    I WOULD HAVE MORE TIME TO DO CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE

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  67. kathy downey — May 12, 2015 @ 9:17 am (#)

    Relax with a good book

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  68. Tammy Harrison — May 12, 2015 @ 9:54 am (#)

    spend time outdoors with my dog!

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  69. Michelle — May 12, 2015 @ 10:15 am (#)

    I would sit on the back porch and read.

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  70. Stephen Gordon — May 12, 2015 @ 10:23 am (#)

    Making more dinners for my lovely wife of course.

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  71. elaing8 — May 12, 2015 @ 10:40 am (#)

    I would spend it reading.

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  72. heidi — May 12, 2015 @ 11:51 am (#)

    Relax

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  73. Sarah — May 12, 2015 @ 11:54 am (#)

    I would eat a healthier meal

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  74. Cherie Varrin — May 12, 2015 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    I would spend the extra time with my family. Maybe go on a vacation.

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  75. Mary Warner — May 12, 2015 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    I’d read. It’s hard to even get through the newspaper in a timely fashion.

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  76. Tanis — May 12, 2015 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    Spend it with my son!

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  77. Melissa Greco — May 12, 2015 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    I’d use it to make extra money at work

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  78. Nate — May 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm (#)

    Sleep more

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  79. Ken Wolfe — May 12, 2015 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    Nice prize!

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  80. Leanne S — May 12, 2015 @ 3:52 pm (#)

    I’d like to hope I would exercise more with extra time

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  81. Jen Reschke — May 12, 2015 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    I would use the time to get more exercise, preferably outdoors as the summer weather arrives.

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  82. George Meek — May 12, 2015 @ 5:06 pm (#)

    I would spend more time outside especially riding my bicycle.

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  83. Nate Fuller — May 12, 2015 @ 5:40 pm (#)

    I would spend it with my kids, I can never get enough time with them to do fun things!

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  84. Edith Rennes — May 12, 2015 @ 6:20 pm (#)

    I’d use the extra time to do more spring cleaning

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  85. Rachael Bhardwaj — May 12, 2015 @ 7:24 pm (#)

    i would spend more time with the family

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  86. Josh S — May 12, 2015 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    More time with my family.

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  87. Valerie Mallette — May 12, 2015 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    I would spend more quality time with my family with extra time 🙂

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  88. Cahley Tod-Tims — May 12, 2015 @ 8:02 pm (#)

    I would make myself a latte every morning!

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  89. Marlene V. (Enelram) — May 12, 2015 @ 8:25 pm (#)

    go for a walk with the kids and dog.

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  90. Samantha Turnbull — May 12, 2015 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    I would probably spend more time sleeping lol

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  91. Andrew P — May 12, 2015 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    Take a nap

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  92. Amelia — May 12, 2015 @ 9:41 pm (#)

    i will spend more time outside with my dog!

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  93. Jay Jeworski — May 12, 2015 @ 11:21 pm (#)

    I can spend more time exercising and cooking good meals.

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  94. Tracy D — May 13, 2015 @ 5:17 am (#)

    I would love some more family time!

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  95. kathy thorn — May 13, 2015 @ 6:14 am (#)

    Read more of a great book.

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  96. Jennifer Thornton — May 13, 2015 @ 7:44 am (#)

    I’d spend the extra time reading 🙂

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  97. George Meek — May 13, 2015 @ 8:10 am (#)

    Give me the outdoors and my bicycle and I happy!

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  98. Robyn Bellefleur — May 13, 2015 @ 10:49 am (#)

    I would read some of the books I have started.

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  99. Cairine — May 13, 2015 @ 11:31 am (#)

    If I had extra time I would probably sleep longer.

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  100. Jen — May 13, 2015 @ 12:21 pm (#)

    Sleep in a little longer! Or read.

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  101. Andrea Amy — May 13, 2015 @ 1:08 pm (#)

    I would read a book

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  102. Jenness M — May 13, 2015 @ 4:16 pm (#)

    Either read or exercise.

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  103. Cheryl — May 13, 2015 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    I would relax outside

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  104. Jenn — May 13, 2015 @ 5:54 pm (#)

    I would read more!

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  105. Nina Murray — May 13, 2015 @ 6:28 pm (#)

    spend it doing morning yoga

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  106. Suzi — May 13, 2015 @ 7:37 pm (#)

    I would use it to spend more time at the gym or hulahooping in my livingroom while I watched tv

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  107. jan — May 13, 2015 @ 9:35 pm (#)

    get dinner started earlier so that I could get in some reading

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  108. selma90 — May 13, 2015 @ 10:05 pm (#)

    That’s easy, SLEEP. 🙂

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  109. Melanie Borhi — May 13, 2015 @ 10:56 pm (#)

    Relaxing and enjoying my life

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  110. maria — May 13, 2015 @ 11:02 pm (#)

    I would be home a lot earlier to relax!

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  111. Amie E — May 13, 2015 @ 11:27 pm (#)

    Spend more time with the family ! 🙂

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  112. tammy ta — May 14, 2015 @ 9:34 am (#)

    I would spend any extra saved commute time making nicer dinners for my family to enjoy while we talk about our day and enjoy our extra minutes together catching up.

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  113. Patrick Siu — May 14, 2015 @ 9:52 am (#)

    I would spend more time with the family

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  114. Jennifer Lo — May 14, 2015 @ 9:55 am (#)

    play with my girls

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  115. Linda — May 14, 2015 @ 11:39 am (#)

    I would spend more time with my family.

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  116. Julie Bolduc — May 14, 2015 @ 11:56 am (#)

    I would use it to relaxlol

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  117. aarone mawdsley — May 14, 2015 @ 12:42 pm (#)

    i would watcch tv

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  118. Gillian Morgan — May 14, 2015 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    I would sleep a little longer.

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  119. Julia — May 14, 2015 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    Alittle more sleep!

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  120. Karla Sceviour — May 14, 2015 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    Eat a snack 🙂

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  121. Maria McLachlan — May 14, 2015 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    Anything is really better then time wasted on road. More time for meals and family for sure.

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  122. Piroska — May 14, 2015 @ 9:04 pm (#)

    I would spend the time reading.

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  123. Kristine Ewald — May 14, 2015 @ 10:25 pm (#)

    exercising for sure

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  124. Jenny — May 15, 2015 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    have a bath

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  125. Erika E — May 15, 2015 @ 1:57 pm (#)

    I would spend the time getting better prepared for family meals.

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  126. Michelle Policelli — May 15, 2015 @ 8:42 pm (#)

    I would spend it sleeping in for a few extra minutes 🙂

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  127. Delaney Closs — May 16, 2015 @ 9:05 am (#)

    Read a good book!

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  128. Kelley Moore — May 16, 2015 @ 12:18 pm (#)

    extra time just to clean up around the house…

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  129. Tina F — May 16, 2015 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    I would use the extra time to spend more time with my kids

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  130. jay nelson — May 16, 2015 @ 7:50 pm (#)

    I would braid or curl my daughters’ hair. Maybe even pull some weeds.

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  131. Mike Gismondi — May 16, 2015 @ 9:04 pm (#)

    play with my kids!

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  132. Sarah Forrester — May 16, 2015 @ 9:24 pm (#)

    I would use that time to soak in the bath tub.

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  133. Lynne Meilleur — May 17, 2015 @ 10:21 am (#)

    I really need this to help me out – I get lost too often!

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  134. Aliya D — May 17, 2015 @ 10:41 am (#)

    I would take some time for myself; read a book, take a bath, enjoy a glass of wine in pure silence. LOL!

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  135. Stephane Bourque — May 17, 2015 @ 7:35 pm (#)

    I would spend more quality time with the family

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  136. Monique L.S. — May 17, 2015 @ 7:52 pm (#)

    I would sleep in a bit later in the morning. For the afternoon commute, I would enjoy having time to make dinner.

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  137. DaveO — May 18, 2015 @ 8:50 am (#)

    I would use the extra time to relax and meditate.

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  138. mrdisco — May 18, 2015 @ 12:45 pm (#)

    sleep in!

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  139. Zoey Jiru — May 18, 2015 @ 2:29 pm (#)

    I would use the time to just relax.

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  140. FREDERIC BROWN — May 18, 2015 @ 3:17 pm (#)

    I would get my gardens ready

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  141. Kris L — May 18, 2015 @ 3:32 pm (#)

    Relax with a glass of wine and book!

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  142. Lori P — May 18, 2015 @ 5:33 pm (#)

    I’m really getting behind in reading my newspapers. I’d use any spare time to get caught up!

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  143. Wanda Bergman — May 18, 2015 @ 8:23 pm (#)

    I would do more reading.

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