Win! My Pop Culture Inspired Holiday Book Giveaway!




The **holiday season** is officially upon us! To mark this most momentous and joyous of occasions I am giving away 2 book sets of the years most pop culture worthy titles—with a healthy dose of Canadiana, ’cause really—there’s no place like home!

I can’t extol the virtues of reading more; whether for pleasure, inspiration, relaxation or to buttress the ’ol noggin —it’s one of my life’s simplest and yet, greatest pleasures!

As a book purist, I love the tactile feel of REAL books, and I’m bringing that gift to you courtesy of Indigo Chapters  & Pop Culture Rainman Reads!

TAH DAH! It’s the Razzle Dazzle of READING!

Check out these incredible titles! Each gift pack will include:


The Best Kind of People Zoe Whithall

What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?

With exquisite emotional precision, Canadian award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse. 

*In the interest of pop culture, many have compared it to a modern day “Ordinary People.



51j10qkqfsl__sy344_bo1204203200_The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo Amy Schumer

#1 New York Times Best Seller

“Amy Schumer’s book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance.” —Vogue




1501141511Born To Run Bruce Springsteen

The fiercely private Bruce Springsteen opens up about his strained relationship with his late father, his on going battle with depression and life on the road as lead singer of the tight knit E Street Band since 1972.

“Richly rewarding…Bruce Springsteen proves that he has takenon life fully engaged both in living and examining it, and in doing so, he’s delivered a story as profoundly inspiring as his best music…It’s alternately brutally honest, philosophically deep, stabbingly funny, and, perhaps most important, refreshingly humble.” Los Angeles Times



Shoe Dog Phil Knight

For all you sneaker heads and high top kick lovers, read all about the sneaker brand that changed the game forever. In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic and profitable brands

9780385689250Canada Mike Myers

In this instant national bestseller, comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada.

Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: “no description of me is truly complete without saying I’m a Canadian.” He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  Keep them all or re-gift some away for the holidays—its up to you!


Contest is open to Canadian residents only

Must Be 18 Years or Older

Must follow me on either Instagram @reneepopculturerainman or Twitter @popculturerainman or follow my blog The Pop Culture Rainman. 

For Instagram you must write “I want to win the chaptersindigo pop culture giveaway from reneepopculturerainman#MakeItMerry #PCRReads on my Instagram or your own with a photo of the books

For Twitter you must write “I want to win the @chaptersindigo pop culture book giveaway from @popcultrainman #MakeItMerry #PCRReads on my Twitter or your own with a photo of the books

For Blog Comments just post below in comments section. No need to post the photo!

Do the above on at least one social media channel or in the comments section on my blog. Don’t forget both hashtags!


↑ Copy and Paste + POST this photo for Insta or Twitter ↑



Winners will be randomly chosen and announced by December 19th, 2017.



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RESULTS UPDATE! The Winners of my Pop Culture inspired MULTI PACK Book giveaway is Ophelia Chang from Twitter and Zara Alexis from my blog The Pop Culture Rainman! Congratulations to the Winners!! Happy Holidays EVERYONE!!

Win a Brand New HoverBoard! Winner Announced!

Huuvr Board

Santa is real, and he’s coming to The Pop Culture Rainman™

Yup, we’re (ahem, Santa) is giving away a brand spanking new Classic Pink üüBoard from the good people at Hüüvr!

After all 2015 is the year of gender fluidity, mais non?

The Famed Back to the Future Hoverboard

For the uninitiated—a hoverboard is an intuitive electric-powered travel device, much like a segway or more aptly a ‘hands free scooter.’ Hoverboards have been generating a lot of buzz in 2015 and are considered *the future* in personal transportation devices by many a trend forecaster. Everyone from John Legend, Lily Allen to Justin Bieber have one, and they are the most coveted tech items for Christmas 2015.

Toronto Based Brand Hüüvr Ships World Wide!

Darren Pereira, founder of Hüüvr boards one of the more elite, well-constructed brands—has some wisdom to impart when getting on a Hüüvr. “Being a respectful, responsible rider to other pedestrians is paramount,” says Pereira who is convinced that like California legislation, Toronto will eventually allow hoverboards in bike lanes. “It’s just a matter of time,” he says confidently adding “every city has their own unique hoverboard laws they have to abide by.” He’s referring to the new law passed in New York City banning the usage of hoverboards in city streets.

Practice Makes Perfect on a Hüüvr

The Hüüvr üüBoard is pretty simple to use; You lean forward to go forward, lean backward to go in reverse, place a bit more pressure with your right foot to turn right, and place a bit more pressure with your left foot to turn left. With a bit of practice you will be a pro in no time! “You’re going to experience your core in a totally different way, until you become one with the board” he says like a true Zen master.

Safety First!

While a Hüüvr üüBoard can clock up to speeds of 10km, Pereira recommends a “comfortable and safe” pace of 5-6km. Safety gear like a helmet, padding around the knees, elbows and wrists is recommended, and Pereira stresses “whatever you do avoid getting it wet.” We know how that turned out for Gremlins.


Lastly, avoid using cell phones or listening to music. Focus on using the board, so you avoid collisions. Got it?

Win a Hüüvr üüBoard!

Were looking for your most creative expressions of a new Hüüvr Dance, in the same vein as “Teach me how to Dougie“.

*Show us your Hüüvr Dance

*Show us your Hüüvr Outfit and Kicks

*Show us your Hüüvr Face

**Hint Think Pink

We created an original song just for this contest! Here it is! Play it in the background for your video or photo. *You don’t have to use it, its just a suggestion.

Show me your best stuff on either Twitter or Instagram with the slogan: I want to win a Hüüvr üüBoard! Here’s my #HüüvrDance, #HüüvrOutfit #HüüvrFace (Incorporate at least 2 elements into a video or photo) +also use the hashtag #PCRHüüvr so I can track your posts! *Also follow me on my Twitter @PopCultRainman or Instagram ReneePopCultureRainman to win.

Available to residents in the US and Canada only. Must be 18 years or older. Retail price of the pink Hüüvr üüBoard  is $649.00 and that includes a one year warranty!

For more information go to to learn all about Hüüvr and check out their latest 2016 Transformer Edition Hoverboard—its virtually BIONIC!

Contest extended to December 14th, 2015. Winner will be announced here and via social media platforms on December 15th, 2015.

GOOD LUCK + Make Mama Proud!

Later Lover Heads, or should I say Hüüvr Heads!

UPDATE: We Have a Winner!!!!

So many of you used your kidlets in your entries, but no one came close to using all the prompts we suggested as our incredible winner! Elisa’s two daughters from Vancouver, Canada had a #HüüvrDance, (a choreographed medley, really) a think-pink #HüüvrOutfit, used our music and made perfectly edited video for social media at 15 seconds+ they absolutely made it their own! Here’s the winning entry below!

CONGRATULATIONS, and thank you to all who participated.


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Win! Marc Jacobs Seductive New Scent, Decadence!

Tahhhhhhhhh Dahhhhhhhhhh! Contest Alert My Lover Faces!


Be the 1st of your friendsicles to smell like a seductive provocateur! The Pop Culture Rainman™ is giving away the newest Marc Jacobs fragrance DECADENCE—and believe me the name is worthy of this gorgeous scent!

Unlike any previous perfume Marc Jacobs has created, Decadence is truly an invitation to indulge in luxury! Designed after Marc Jacobs iconic handbags, the unique bottle features an exotically textured python cap, a gold chain and a black silky tassel. The fragrance captivates with sultry top notes of succulent Italian Plum, Golden Saffron and Velvety iris. The heart is a bouquet of rich Bulgarian Rose that mingles with Lush Orris and creamy nuances of Jasmine Sambac. Sexy liquid Amber, heady Vetiver and warm Papyrus Woods, dry down to a signature of sophisticated indulgence.

I don’t know how he did it, but Marc Jacobs managed to distill the *feeling* women get all over the world when they think of Charlie Hunnam running naked in *slow motion* in a field of daisies wearing only a pair of black socks!

While that *special* image is only available in MY PERVY MIND, here’s a trifecta of alternative visuals for you to snack on—Grrrrrrrrrrr

Yes, Decadence drips of mad SEXY. I mean look at what it’s done to a very hot and bothered Adriana Lima?!?! Girlfriend has resorted to eating CHAIN for heaven’s sake?

Adriana-Lima-Is-The-Face-of-Decadence-Marc-Jacobs-New-FragranceWe’ll Have What She’s Having!

Full Details Coming Tuesday Morning in a new PCR post on Getting Your Fall Foxy Beauty On right here!

But for now, to be eligible please follow me on my Twitter @PopCultRainman + feel free to follow my blog (but it’s not necessary to be eligible for the giveaway) if you are on WordPress, or you can follow via email in my blogs side bar!  (If you are not on Twitter, than by all means follow my blog here).

*Must be 18 years old to participate. Open to Canada and US residents only.

**Approx value of 50ml bottle of Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum is $115.00 in Canadian currency.

Special thanks to Shoppers Drugmart + Coty

Must Be Following Me (on Twitter or on my Blog…or BOTH) by Monday September 21st, 5pm eastern time. *Winner announced September 22.

Do it NOW!!

May the sexiest among you win!