Win a Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader for iPhone 5/5s/SE


griffinmerchcaseIf you’re keen on accepting credit cards for your business, garage sale or what have you and use an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S/SE, accessory maker Griffin Technology and mobile payment company Square have teamed up to offer a protective case and Square Reader in one nice little low-cost bundle.

Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader is a case/reader combo specifically designed for merchants on the go.  It protects your iPhone from accidental drops, with a slot that allows you to store your Square point-of-sale reader in the back and easily carry it around.


The case is made of a sturdy yet flexible  moulded silicone. It’s easy to insert your phone and take it out, if necessary, without scratching it, destroying the case or your fingernails. The case is cleverly designed so when inserted into your phone’s headphone jack,  it keeps the reader snugly in place while trying to slide the credit card through. Plus, the case’s surface is non-slip and easy to grip, reducing the risk of it slipping out of your hand while doing your processing.

Square works with Square Register, a free downloadable iOS app that allows you to run your point-of-sale, at a cost of only 2.75% per transaction. (Note: Square also works with iPad, iPhone and Android. The case, also appears to fit, although not 100% perfectly, the 5th Gen iPod touch)

The Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s/SE retails in Canada for $19.99 and is available from the Griffin Store.


Win a  Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader

However, as a Canoe Tech Blog reader, you can win this combo, by simply sharing this post and leaving a comment below.

To get your chance to win,

1)  please feel free to leave a comment, like telling us what you might use it for and

2) please share this article, if you like, on your favourite Social Media networks using buttons below.

Fine Print:

Contest is open to any resident of Canada, 18 years or older, except residents of Quebec.

The contest begins at 5:00PM ET, Tuesday May 6th, 2014 and closes at 11:59PM ET Sunday May 11th, 2014.  No purchase necessary, but reader must log in to post a comment.

Only one entry per person. We cannot be responsible for lost entries.

Winner will be drawn from eligible entries received and must answer a skill-testing question. Winner will be notified by email to the address supplied, within 24 hours and has 24 hours to respond. If no response, another winner may be selected.

Two winners will each receive a Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader  (value: $19.99) courtesy of Griffin and Square and will also allow his or her name and city to be published. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.


It’s that easy. But remember, to be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday May 11th, 2014.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 Photos courtesy Griffin Technology.


Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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