Friday, November 21, 2014

Black Friday FUN and a $1000 Shopping Spree Contest at Polo Park Shopping Centre #Winnipeg #PoloParkBFF

If you're in Winnipeg for Black Friday, you don't want to miss out on all the great deals and promotions happening at Polo Park.  With Black Friday becoming more and more popular locally, it's no wonder that they have some great things in store!  Check out the details below, and don't forget to share your Polo Park Black Friday shopping finds on Twitter using the hashtag #PoloParkBFF -- I can't wait to see everyone's favorite scores! 

Schedule Of Events 

Nov. 17: CF SHOP! App Launch
Shoppers can now download the new Polo Park APP! It will feature store promotions, events, store directory, and the ability to check your SHOP! CARD gift card balance.  Sounds pretty convenient to me! 

From now until Nov 26: Shopping spree contest
Leading up to Black Friday, shoppers will have the chance to win a $1000 shopping spree with a stylist on Black Friday. Shoppers can enter in Centre Court at the stylist activation booth, on or by downloading the new CF SHOP! App. Contest closes Nov. 26 at 5 PM CST.

NOV. 22 to 27: Stylist Activiations
Shoppers drop by Centre Court and sign up for a free style consultation.  Sounds like a lot of fun, and a great way to pick up a few holiday style tips! 

NOV. 28: Live Radio cast in Centre Court on Black Friday 
Two of the top morning shows, 103.1 Virgin Radio and  99.9 BOB FM will be broadcasting live in Centre Court on Black Friday and Santa will be joining shoppers earlier on Black Friday at 8:00 am!
  Keep an eye out for the Polo Park style team who will be handing out SHOP!  Gift Cards to a few lucky shoppers! 

So first things first -- GO and enter that contest!  What an amazing prize for one lucky winner.  How would you spend your $1000?  Second, go forth and subscribe to the eNewsletter for Polo Park to get an eflyer with all of the amazing Black Friday deals!  Will you be braving the crowds on Black Friday at Polo Park?  I know I sure will be!  I love finding a great deal, and what better place than at Polo Park where they have something for absolutely everyone!  It's the perfect opportunity to get a little Holiday shopping done ahead of schedule. 



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File #Review

 I'm always looking for easy gifts for friends and family members that I can throw in a "theme basket." During this time of year, I really like being able to put gift packages together that I know a person will use and really enjoy. This year, I'll be doing up a couple of Spa themed baskets and I've found the perfect bigger item to tuck inside!

The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File is designed to treat rough, dry, cracked feet quickly and effortlessly – no soaking required.  To use it, you simply turn it on, and glide the file across the rough parts of your feet.  It buffs away hard skin in minutes, leaving you with soft, smooth feet.  Love it!  I tried it out myself and it really works as promised.  It was quick as well, which I can certainly appreciate as a busy Mom.  I don't often find the time to pamper myself, so when I do, I like to do it right! 

You can purchase the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File at for $39.59 

Additional retailers include:
-          Shoppers Drug Mart
-          Loblaws grocery stores
-          Jean Coutu in QC
-          Uniprix in QC

I'll be combing the Amope Foot File in with a nice foot soak, a wash basin, a soft, fluffy towel and some cute colored polishes.  Who wouldn't love that?  What kinds of gift baskets do you like to put together for family and friends?  Let me know in the comments below! 



Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Toys #Review

One of my favorite things about the holiday season now that I'm a Mom (and an Auntie!) is showering my kiddos and my nieces with tons of unique, fun and educational gifts.  I love watching the kids open up their new toys, playing with them and knowing that they're learning new skills along the way.  A possibly unknown fact about me:  When I'm not blogging, I also run a small home daycare.  So I have the added experience of doing the same with my "daytime" little ones, too! 

Fisher Price toys are kind of a go-to around here.  We have more than I could possibly count and the kids are playing with them constantly.  As a part of our daily routine, I try and incorporate our learning based on play.  My kids are all quite young, with my 3 year old son being the oldest around here when my daughter is in school.  So rather than doing circle time, we practice colors and counting while playing with our Fisher-Price Little People, the alphabet song at lunch time, and so on.  It often makes for an interesting day, full of giggles and surprises.

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Toys 

Smart Stages Vacuum – age 12-36 months ($29.99)  
It’s clean-up time – with a push-along Vacuum that encourages baby to learn through real-world role-play, and features three light-up shape buttons that help teach baby about colours, shapes and letters. Parents manually change the level for content updates.

Smart Stages Mower – age 12-26 months ($29.99)                                                   
Get out and mow that lawn with the push along Mower that engages with baby through creative role-play, and features a number slider, a turn gas cap, a pull lever, and a light-up face to interact with baby. Parents manually change the level for content updates.

My Review:
These toys are just downright adorable, and PERFECT for the active toddler!  I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old here each day, and they love taking turns with the lawn mower and the vacuum, pushing them around the house.  I appreciate that they're learning the little songs and sayings, learning as they play.  And as an added bonus, I've always found the Fisher Price toys to be super cute rather than super annoying to listen to!  I find myself singing along a lot of the time - which is just a part of my job, I guess.  These would make fantastic holiday gifts for any little one on your list, even if they're not yet walking.  The beauty of the Fisher Price Smart Stages toys is that they can sit and play with the buttons and knobs, before they're even able to physically push the toys around.  The Smart Stages toys really do grow with your kids.

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