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16 Oct, 2014

Ottawa giveaway alert: $$ to spend at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s storewide sale

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

We have a winner! Her name has been posted in the comments below this post. Thanks for your entries everyone. Hope to see you at Tiggy’s store wide sale!

Hoo boy. Do I have a great giveaway for Ottawa peeps today.

Many of you are already familiar with Fishbowl patron, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s. They’re a locally owned store (there are five of them in fact) that has a long history of making people happy in the Ottawa area and beyond. Three cheers for shopping local!

Honestly, the store is so full of great stuff I hardly know where to look. Here are a few standouts you may find interesting:

Grumpy cat! All this and more at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's.

I predict these will be huge this Christmas! (Find it at Tiggy's!)

Costumes that are soft AND comfortable.

Dear Santa, I want this cat popper. (Find it at Tiggy's!)

No' Pad  (Find it at Tiggy's!)

THIS GUY (Find him at Tiggy's!)

Triops are cool (Find them at Tiggy's!)

Lego Movie LEGO!  (Find it at Tiggy's!)

Lego Movie Lego close up. This cracks.me.up.  (Find it at Tiggy's!)

Playmobil advent calendars. Love these. (Find them at Tiggy's!)

Here’s the good news:

1) Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s storewide sale will be taking place Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26. It’s a biggie: 20% OFF all regular priced in-stock items. This includes Lego and Playmobile too! (!!) Note that Melissa and Doug merch will be 20% off during the storewide sale (just not an additional 20% off the already 20% off if that makes sense) and it will be 20% off all of October.

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2) They’re giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky Fishbowl reader in time for the sale. And guess what? All of the items shown above are all under $50.

You can use the gift card to make a dent in your Christmas gift list, buy an advent calendar, a Halloween costume for your kid, a surprise for your family (like a new board game or puzzle) or something for yourself! (Like the cat popper. I want a cat popper!)

Interested? Read on!

  • In order for your entry to qualify, please leave a comment below and tell me what you’d buy with your gift card. That’s it! If you need help figuring that out I recommend taking a look at the Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s website.
  • For an extra entry, comment on this Facebook post too. Just let me know you did so in a second comment below.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to me for posting at andrea at quietfish dot com. Please note, I cannot be responsible if your entry is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.
  • I will draw one name using Random.org at noon EST on October 23, 2014. I’ll contact the winner via email, who will have to pick up their winnings at the Tiggy’s location of their choice.

This is not a requirement of the giveaway, but if you’re a fan of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s I highly recommend you follow them on Twitter and Facebook for advance warning of sales, contests, and other great insider scoop.

Sounds good? Over to you! Good luck!

 

 


146 Responses to "Ottawa giveaway alert: $$ to spend at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s storewide sale"

1 | jason

October 16th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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Probably Lego… or one of their many board games!

2 | Joy M.

October 16th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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I would buy a big Grumpy Cat !

3 | Joy M.

October 16th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

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I commented on FB!

4 | Channing

October 16th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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I would totally get the Tub Tunes water flutes (http://mrstiggywinkles.ca/product/1670-alex-tub-tunes-water-flutes/) – perfect for a busy pre-schooler!

5 | Valerie

October 16th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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lego, lego, lego. :)

6 | Valerie

October 16th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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and I commented on FB. Thanks, A!

7 | Mary Anderson

October 16th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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Totally lego for the kids!

8 | Sandy

October 16th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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My toddler loves trains & trucks, so definitely trains & trucks!

9 | Danielle

October 16th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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We would spend it on dress-up clothes!

10 | Danielle

October 16th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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Commented on Facebook too :)

11 | Carly

October 16th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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I love to buy anything walking dead or surprise boxes. Or GRUMPY CAT! :)

12 | Carly

October 16th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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Commented on FB!

13 | KellyC

October 16th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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i would be getting lego friends for my kiddo for Christmas.

14 | Diana

October 16th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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I’d buy Grumpy Cat and also the Karl Mark piggy bank, and if there is money left, I’d buy a vintage Superman poster :D

15 | Valerie Mallette

October 16th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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I would buy the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar :)

16 | Isabelle L.

October 16th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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more than likely Lego would be what I would buy with the gift card. However, I would also check the game section for Ticket to Ride or another popular game like Carcassonne.

17 | Isabelle L.

October 16th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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Commented on Facebook as well.

18 | Marsha James

October 16th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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I would buy a grumpy cat for my granddaughter for xmas!

19 | Cathy

October 16th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

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Commented on Facebook as well :)

20 | Cathy

October 16th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Grumpy Cat!! :)

21 | Valerie Mallette

October 16th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Commented on FB. :)

22 | Matt Maxwell

October 16th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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I’d make a dent in my board game collection and put it towards the purchase of Lords of Water deep!

23 | Marsha James

October 16th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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I commented on this page on how I would spend my winnings!

24 | Caycee Price

October 16th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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I would probably buy a board game for our family. :) Maybe “Ticket to Ride”? We’ve been eyeing it.
Also, I’ve commented on FaceBook.
Thank you!

25 | L. Morin

October 16th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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The Lego movie toy bc my son is obsessed!

26 | Caycee Price

October 16th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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I also posted a comment on FaceBook! Thanks!

27 | Jennifer

October 16th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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I would buy lots of Lego!!!

28 | Debbie P.

October 16th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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Lego!! It’s become a big deal at home these days!

29 | Jennifer

October 16th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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I posted on Facebook as well. Thanks. :)

30 | kirklands

October 16th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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wow awesome, the autistic children living in abbey manor would love a new challenging puzzle or board game for the christmas holidays

31 | Cheryl

October 16th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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most likely lego or a board game.

32 | Sonya

October 16th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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Lego for the kids!

33 | Sonya

October 16th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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Comment on facebook!

34 | Rebecca S.

October 16th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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The KEVA trebuchet kit! We’re still talking about Smashing Pumpkins at Cumberland Heritage Village!

35 | Isabelle

October 16th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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I would love a new boardgame or two!

36 | Brenda A

October 16th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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We are big players of Playmobil, Lego and Schleich figures and would be happy to add to our collections!

37 | Brenda A

October 16th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

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Commented on Facebook, too.

38 | Janet Whyte Hare

October 16th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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Lego and Goldie Blox!

39 | Janet Whyte Hare

October 16th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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Also commented on facebook

40 | Lynn

October 16th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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I’d buy some Klutz craft kits for the youngest – she’s in a Mega Crafty phase right now and unlike my older daughter, who likes to free-form it with blank paper and markers, the younger one prefers a kit that is For Making Something.

Would probably buy some Lego too, because there are one or two sets we don’t own yet, and how can we live like that?

41 | Lynn

October 16th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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Also commented over on FB!

42 | Becca

October 16th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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This is awesome. I’d buy some Thomas and friends trains for a 2 year old I know who is a little obsessed with them

43 | Joanne

October 16th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

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Something for our 1st grandchild born on Thanksgiving Day!

44 | Joanne

October 16th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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Posted on FB too!

45 | Ginny

October 16th, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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I’d buy a Melissa and Doug toy.

46 | LauraD

October 16th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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I would buy a new board game to add to my growing collection

47 | Tracy Thillmann

October 16th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

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So many board games to choose from. One of the euro games we don’t have already.

48 | Tracy Thillmann

October 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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Posted on FB also.

49 | Jonathan Desrosiers

October 16th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

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Some board game, I don’t know which one since I don’t really know which ones they stock there.

50 | chris

October 16th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

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Would love to add to my growing board game collection

51 | chris

October 16th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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Commented on FB as well.

52 | Lynn Vandenbroeck

October 16th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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I host weekly board game nights. I would love to allow the group to enjoy some new board games!

53 | Christian G

October 16th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

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I would buy board games !

54 | Gen

October 16th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

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Grumpy cat and a board game.

55 | TLJ

October 16th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

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I love tiggy’s for their board games and puzzles.

56 | Fiona

October 16th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

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We like to gat a Playmobil advent calendar each year.

57 | HollyStar

October 16th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

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The Cat Popper is awesome! I totally want a Cat Popper! Is it *for* cats or just shaped that way? My boys would have an absolute field day with that toy. On their Christmas list now. Or a new board game to add to our collection!

58 | Erin b

October 16th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

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I would buy Lego or Melissa and doug products!

59 | Shannon

October 16th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

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Lego City for my youngest.

60 | Erin

October 16th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

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I’ve heard Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is going to be carrying “Our Generation” dolls in time for Christmas, so that’s what I’d buy.

61 | Caitlin

October 16th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

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I’d buy that super adorable ‘THIS GUY’ snow monster plushie above. And/or a board game.

62 | Caitlin

October 16th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

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2nd entry on FB a go.

63 | Amy

October 16th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

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I dearly love Tiggy’s, been going since I was a kid. I love to shop there for stocking stuffers.

64 | Van

October 17th, 2014 at 12:00 am

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Star Wars Lego. Addicted 7 year old in our house!

65 | Van

October 17th, 2014 at 12:03 am

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Commented on the Facebook post too!

66 | Krista R

October 17th, 2014 at 6:24 am

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Ooooh so many choices! I would choose a craft kit or something Star Trek.

67 | Laura

October 17th, 2014 at 8:13 am

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I would buy the Lego Advent calendar, so we can count down the days to Christmas when we will be getting even more LEGO to add to our ever growing collection!

68 | Laura

October 17th, 2014 at 8:16 am

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Posted additional comment on facebook for extra entry.

69 | Kat

October 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am

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I would love to have a couple of the Playmobil advent calendars for my twin daughters, or perhaps one of Tiggy’s amazing collection of boardgames for our whole family.

70 | M Tailor

October 17th, 2014 at 8:34 am

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One of the advent calendars

71 | Kat

October 17th, 2014 at 8:34 am

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I was happy to comment on your facebook page as well.

72 | Chrissie

October 17th, 2014 at 8:40 am

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I would get some new books and baby gear for soon to be new baby!

73 | Sarah

October 17th, 2014 at 8:49 am

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Definitely one of the board games on my teenagers wish list.

(Also commented on facebook )

74 | Trisha Turner

October 17th, 2014 at 9:02 am

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I would be getting a new board game for my hubby. He’s a big board game fanatic and for some reason the ones he likes most also cost the most $$! LOL

75 | Trisha Turner

October 17th, 2014 at 9:05 am

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I commented on your FB post too.

76 | Kim O

October 17th, 2014 at 9:14 am

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Beanie Boos! or maybe a new board game for hubby.

77 | Life of K

October 17th, 2014 at 9:14 am

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I have no idea what I’d buy! I’d go to the store and, like a kid in a candy store, go wild! My son loves Lego and my daughter loves the Pokemon figures.. maybe something like that? Who knows!

78 | Life of K

October 17th, 2014 at 9:15 am

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I commented on Facebook too. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

79 | Kim O

October 17th, 2014 at 9:17 am

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Commented on the FB post :)

80 | Nicole

October 17th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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Lego…Lego…Lego…that’s all they play with in my house!

81 | Heather

October 17th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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The playmobile advent calendar. Hoping my kids will make the switch from the chocolate ones !

82 | penny

October 17th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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With Christmas coming up, I would buy my 4 siblings each something they like. I would get my little brother something of Lego, my other brother a book

83 | penny

October 17th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

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Oops. Clicked enter and I wasn’t done. My sister a diy kit and my other sister something of harry potter

84 | Misty Pratt

October 17th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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It would definitely be an Elsa doll, or maybe one of those mailboxes that kids can do pretend play with!

85 | Misty Pratt

October 17th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

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Commented on Facebook :)

86 | Sarah

October 17th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

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Tough call… Lego for my son or a board game for the adults??

87 | Lisa

October 17th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Lego or a board game, tough call!

88 | Tiana

October 17th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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They don’t often have it, but I’d get a box of random Lego pieces.

90 | Georgina

October 17th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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we are a lego family, so it will be more lego!!

91 | Georgina

October 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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commented on facebook as well

92 | Elise

October 17th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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I would most certainly be buying Legos! According to a certain five year old boy, we simply don’t have enough Lego blocks in this house.

93 | Thomas

October 17th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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I’d buy something for my 8mo old son. They have really great baby toys there.

94 | KL

October 17th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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Anything Frozen would be a popular choice in this household right now.

95 | KL

October 17th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

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Also commented on Facebook.

96 | Kelly F

October 17th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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Schleich Dinosaurs for my trex :)

97 | Kelly F

October 17th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

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Commented on your FB post as well

98 | Sarah

October 17th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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Lego for my son and frozen goodies for my daughter! They’d be so so excited!

99 | Terri-Lynne Campbell

October 17th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

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Lego for my daughter for christmas

100 | Judy Charbonneau

October 17th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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Lego, Lego and more Lego!

101 | Randi

October 18th, 2014 at 7:01 am

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Lego advent calendar!

102 | Randi

October 18th, 2014 at 7:02 am

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Lego friends or advent calendar

103 | Randi

October 18th, 2014 at 7:04 am

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Lots of lego friends!

105 | Angus MacIsaac

October 18th, 2014 at 7:16 am

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Comment left on the FB entry!

106 | Jo Ann McDonald

October 18th, 2014 at 7:59 am

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Lego Lego Lego :)

107 | Carolyn

October 18th, 2014 at 8:53 am

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With 4 kids, I’m sure I could find at least 1 Christmas gift. They haven’t made their lists yet so not sure what I’d buy. I always manage to find some great stocking stuffers though in the store so $50 could go a long way.

108 | Jessica Bressan

October 18th, 2014 at 11:53 am

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I love Tiggy’s. Would definitely pick up lego advent calendars :)

109 | teslatradeup

October 18th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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I love Tiggy’s. Would definitely pick up lego advent calendars :)

110 | Meghan

October 18th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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Love all if tiggy’s costume supplies!

111 | Rebecca

October 18th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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If I win, I would get the Star Wars advent calendar for my husband.

112 | Lynn Clayton

October 18th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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My son wants a slime scientist kit that you make in a spinning toy toilet bowl. I know it’s a boy thing it’s 29.95 I would get it if I won

113 | Lynn Clayton

October 18th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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I commented as well on FB thanks

114 | Brenda Lacourciere

October 18th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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I would buy lego for sure

115 | Brenda Lacourciere

October 18th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

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I commented on facebook thanks, Brenda Fournier-Lacourciere

116 | Holly

October 18th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

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We would definitely pick Lego – likely from the Star Wars or Superhero collections.

117 | Holly

October 18th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

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I also commented on your FB post. Thanks for the great giveaway!

118 | Katherine

October 18th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

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I’ve got my eye on A Dixit expansion set, though I’m not sure which one!

119 | Katherine

October 18th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

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Also, I commented on FAcebook As well. Thanks!

120 | Nicola

October 18th, 2014 at 11:33 pm

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Love this giveaway! Lego is always the biggest hit around here, though I’d also be checking out the board games.

121 | Nicola

October 18th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

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Commented on Facebook too. Thanks!

122 | Maria

October 19th, 2014 at 5:43 am

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lego. always lego. :) :)

123 | Maria

October 19th, 2014 at 5:49 am

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commented hashtag facebook :P

124 | Sarah

October 19th, 2014 at 8:44 am

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Either Lego or a ‘science’ kit. But either way it’ll probably be the gift from Santa this year. Mum gives smaller gifts. ;)

125 | Sarah

October 19th, 2014 at 8:46 am

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Commented via Facebook.

126 | Joanne

October 19th, 2014 at 8:58 am

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A board game for the family!

127 | Andrea

October 19th, 2014 at 9:27 am

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Calico critters and a stuffed animal.

128 | Andrea

October 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am

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Posted on Facebook.

129 | Debbie

October 19th, 2014 at 9:38 am

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Love Tiggy’s. I would buy some Playmobil or Lego!

130 | Debbie

October 19th, 2014 at 9:39 am

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Posted on FB too. Thanks!

131 | Dave A.

October 19th, 2014 at 9:39 am

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We can’t seem to keep enough rainbow loom elastics in the house so that is likely what it would be spent on.

132 | Jodi

October 19th, 2014 at 9:48 am

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my son heads straight for the Lego every time we go! 20% off is great because it rarely goes on sale! Thanks for the giveaway!

133 | Lisa

October 19th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

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Each Christmas, we tuck a new board game under the tree. I’ve been thinking of the laser game Khet and am thankful that Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s stocks it!

134 | Lisa

October 19th, 2014 at 11:53 pm

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Ditto on Facebook …

135 | maryatparenthood

October 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

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Playmobil or Is that an Elsa costume? Hmmm… Guess I know where I’m going Thursday…

136 | maryatparenthood

October 20th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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Commented on FB too

137 | Alison in Ottawa

October 20th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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Oh Lego friends or Lego Star Wars or Lego Advent or maybe Playmobil

138 | Kristen

October 21st, 2014 at 9:45 am

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Frozen Trouble. Best of both worlds – my daughters favourite movie – and my favourite childhood game!

139 | EvelynG

October 21st, 2014 at 1:16 pm

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We’ll probably spend it on some Lego Advent Calendars.

140 | Steven

October 21st, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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I would buy a new boardgame for my birthday in 2 weeks.

141 | John MacNab

October 22nd, 2014 at 8:55 am

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I’d get a grumpy cat

142 | Kimberly

October 22nd, 2014 at 9:36 am

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A toy for my 20 month old son..perhaps a Green Toys School Bus! :)

143 | Kimberly

October 22nd, 2014 at 9:39 am

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I commented on your Facebook page as well!

144 | Mel

October 22nd, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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my kids love playmobil. This would help with the Christmas list. thanks for the chance!

145 | Elnaz S

October 22nd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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I would splurge on board games! Apples to Apples, Pandemic, Trivial Pursuit..so many to choose from!

146 | andrea tomkins

October 23rd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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The winner is commenter #52, Lynn Vandenbroeck, who wrote:

“I host weekly board game nights. I would love to allow the group to enjoy some new board games!”

Congratulations Lynn! Please check your email! :)

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