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28 Nov, 2014

Ottawa giveaway alert: win a $100 gift card to terra20

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Fishbowl patrons|Giveaways and product reviews

This giveaway is over and we have a winner! Thanks for your entries everyone!

Regular readers have already heard all about terra20; they’re a Fishbowl patron and also happen to be one of my favourite places to shop in Ottawa. To summarize: terra20’s mission is to encourage a healthier, sustainable lifestyle. Check out their holiday flyer. It’s gorgeous, and will give you an idea as to the kinds of products they carry if you’ve never been.

terra20 is committed to a number of key values that are important to me, and one of those has to do with supporting Canadian businesses. I love to buy Canadian products, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so. I prefer to shop closer to home because I like knowing that my purchase helps our economy, don’t you? There’s a host of great reasons to buy Canadian, which are expertly outlined right here. (I guarantee there’s at least one aspect of shopping Canadian that you haven’t thought of yet!)

terra20 is Canadian (in fact, they’re an Ottawa-based company!) and over a third of the products they carry are made in Canada. There is a lot to choose from, more than any other store I’ve visited in recent memory. And thanks to a smart system of icons, I can see, at a glance, what the product costs, whether it’s sustainable, green certified, and Canadian made. (Yay!)

Some of my personal fave Canadian brands include Cate and Levi and ecojot. I’ve also been eyeballing these Artech recycled beer bottle glasses, and Whitewater Premium eco-soy candles (grapefruit and rosemary for me please!) and I’m seriously thinking of buying a pair of Preloved children’s mittens for the Christmas tree because they’re so adorable I can hardly stand it.


So here’s the good news! terra20 is giving Fishbowl readers a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, just in time for the holidays.

Interested? Please read the following carefully.

  • This giveaway is for one gift card with a value of $100.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • In order for your entry to qualify, take a look through the terra20 online store and tell us how you’d spend your gift card if you won. Leave a link so we can pad our own Christmas lists! :)
  • For a bonus entry, leave a second comment with a link to a different, Canadian-made product you’d like to see under the tree this year. (Hint: the best way to do this is to start in the “Made in Canada” category.)
  • Please note, the winner of this giveaway must pick up their gift card at terra20 in a timely manner at the location of their choice (Pinecrest or West Wellington).
  • 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 December 5, 2014. I’ll contact the winner via email at that time and post it in the comments below. That’s it! Over to you!

p.s. terra20 is very much a local success story here in Ottawa, and I was thrilled to find out they’re participating in the Shop the Neighbourhood campaign. (You can read more about my participation in that here.) The first 50 people in the Wellington West store on November 29 will receive a $10 terra20 gift card. All the more reason to drop by and get your holiday shopping underway!

89 Responses to "Ottawa giveaway alert: win a $100 gift card to terra20"

1 | Colleen

November 28th, 2014 at 2:08 pm


I think the Wendy dress would be an excellent addition to my wardrobe.

2 | Danielle

November 28th, 2014 at 2:10 pm


We need a new doormat… so I would likely splurge on something like this: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/24995/NowD-Rug-Jute-Botan-Gray-4×6%27/

3 | Danielle

November 28th, 2014 at 2:11 pm


For a Canadian-made product, I would choose a lovely journal like this one: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/9789/ecojot-Kids-Sketch-6×9%22-Dogs/

4 | Colleen

November 28th, 2014 at 2:12 pm


Or this Made in Canada sweater when it comes back in stock… http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/24310/FunkyB-Hemp-Wrap-Coat-Blue-XS/

5 | Brenda A

November 28th, 2014 at 2:23 pm


Yes, please!
Matt & Nat Ivy Jorja Small Handbag

I love getting lost in the huge Pinecrest location.

6 | Brenda A

November 28th, 2014 at 2:25 pm


This banded tank style is so pretty and the colour is beautiful. Thanks for making it, Canada (and Loko Sport).

8 | Joy M.

November 28th, 2014 at 2:38 pm


this is made in Canada – would happy to find him under my Christmas tree! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/9568/C%26L-Pillow-Pal-Hippo/

10 | Elizabeth

November 28th, 2014 at 2:50 pm


Under the tree, I would love to find the made in Canada Ashenzi Charis top in Aquamarine; so beautiful: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/439/Ashenzi-Charis-top-Aquamarne-L/

11 | Sonya

November 28th, 2014 at 3:05 pm


I’ve had my eye on a Matt and Nat bag for a long time now:http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/21508/M%26N-Jorja-Sm-Handbag-Ivy/

13 | Tiana

November 28th, 2014 at 3:19 pm


I would use it to load up on cleaning supplies from the ecobar!


14 | Tiana

November 28th, 2014 at 3:21 pm


As for Made In Canada stuff, I’d choose a selection of these puppets.


16 | Krista

November 28th, 2014 at 3:34 pm


I would LOVE to see this made in canada item under the tree:


17 | Tricia

November 28th, 2014 at 3:36 pm


As for another made in Canada product…this table cloth: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/1736/DD-Tableclth-Hemp-60×104-Sand/

18 | jason

November 28th, 2014 at 3:46 pm


No well-dressed man should lack a pair of cufflinks…


19 | jason

November 28th, 2014 at 4:12 pm


I’m sure my wife would like this Canadian-made top…


20 | Elise

November 28th, 2014 at 5:39 pm


I would buy some Cate and Levi products for my little ones.

And for a canadian product this would be great for the winter! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/9606/ATJ-DB-Cheeky-Lip-Cheek-Buttr/

23 | Jennifer

November 28th, 2014 at 8:10 pm


As for Made in Canada. This would be great under the tree!


24 | Life of K

November 28th, 2014 at 8:25 pm


Oh man, I think I’d get cool lunch stuff for my kids including these snack bags: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/28606/Colibri-Snack-Large-Ninjas/

25 | Life of K

November 28th, 2014 at 8:28 pm


As for Made in Canada, I’m eyeing this hemp coat: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/24310/FunkyB-Hemp-Wrap-Coat-Blue-XS/

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Andrea!

27 | Shawna

November 28th, 2014 at 8:34 pm


And I’m liking the look of this Made in Canada yoga wear! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/440/Ashenzi-Charis-top-Geranium-La/

28 | jackie giguere

November 28th, 2014 at 8:55 pm


I am all about buying only when items are on sale…. and this tea maker would be so awesome to have http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/1317/Takeya-Tea-Makr-40oz-Oliv-Jckt/

29 | Patti Tuff

November 28th, 2014 at 10:24 pm


I would start with a candle, it’s on my daughter’s Christmas list ;) http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/16741/BW-8-oz-Jar-Christmas-Bliss/

31 | EmmyB

November 29th, 2014 at 6:48 am


Oh, so many choices! I would happily spend a gift card on this:http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/27695/M%26N-Vintage-Schlepp-Hndbg-Kale/

32 | EmmyB

November 29th, 2014 at 6:51 am


And for made in Canada, something for the princess in our house: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/4331/PAnada-Princess-Gift-Pk-Pink/

33 | Lynn

November 29th, 2014 at 8:19 am


I am desperate for ideas for my husband this year – he’s a gadget guy and I’m struggling to find something new. I saw these Eton Blackout Buddy flashlights in their flyer I thought were possibilities:

The recycled beer bottle glasses you linked to in your post are also a possibility. What are you getting your husband?

34 | Lynn

November 29th, 2014 at 8:21 am


As for Made in Canada, I was going to say that it was an easy one, Purple Urchin’s face cream for “older ladies.” But I just saw this on the terra20 site:

a Purple Urchin sore muscle rub! That could be husband material.

35 | Hellcat13

November 29th, 2014 at 9:54 am


I think I’d us a gift card to stock up on some of Terra20’s Eco-bar cleaning supplies. I’ve just recently tried the dish soap and I love it, so I’d like to give everything else a try!

36 | Hellcat13

November 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am


I’d also love to get some of these Made in Canada stuffed animals for my nieces and nephews! So cute.


37 | Lucy M

November 29th, 2014 at 10:44 am


Maholi Solid Taupe Sheet Set! :)

This one: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/9845/Maholi-Sheet-Set-Bmbo-TW-Taupe/

Eap! Great giveaway.

38 | Lucy M

November 29th, 2014 at 10:45 am


As for the Made in Canada item, definitely this journal:


I’ll never have too many journals :).

40 | Elnaz S

November 29th, 2014 at 11:09 am


For the Canadian-made product, I’d go for this wrap coat: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/24306/FunkyB-Hemp-Wrap-Coat-Grey-XS/

41 | Carolyn

November 29th, 2014 at 4:30 pm


I love Terra 20! I’ve been eyeballing the Sistema water bottles and lunch containers for my kids as they need new stuff for school. I replenish my cleaning products from the Ecobar and only use Daniel Thompson cosmetics – only available through Terra 20. I could have such fun with $100!

42 | Erin

November 29th, 2014 at 5:17 pm


I would buy the bathrobes for my husband and I to enjoy in our new bathroom.


43 | KL

November 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm


My 7 year old daughter just got into writing and I think this journal would really inspire her to write even more. So cute!


44 | KL

November 29th, 2014 at 7:44 pm


I love this mittens and they are recycled and Canadian. Bonus.

49 | Katie

November 29th, 2014 at 11:08 pm


I always need storage and love the flexibility of fabric bins. Made in Canada has too much to choose from…

50 | Katie

November 29th, 2014 at 11:21 pm


Still learning in how important sleep is… A good pillow like this might help, This would compliment another item on my wish list, a wake up light.

51 | Cathy C

November 30th, 2014 at 12:39 pm


I would buy a set of these great stainless containers! I LOVE them have had them on my wish list for years!
and 2 of these stainless containers

52 | Cathy C

November 30th, 2014 at 12:57 pm


This pillow would be my made in Canada choice. I am forever waking with a stiff neck and would love a really good quality pillow


53 | J-RJ

November 30th, 2014 at 5:16 pm


I’d really like to get this, because I love the smell of lavender.

54 | J-RJ

November 30th, 2014 at 5:23 pm


From the ‘Made in Canada’ category; I love the Casa Guest Soaps – they are really lovely and just the right size for a guest soap.

Thanks for the giveaway, I didn’t know that Terra20 was a local company!

55 | Amy

November 30th, 2014 at 10:48 pm


Every time I’m there I take a long look at the House of Marley products

57 | Ayla

December 1st, 2014 at 12:17 pm


How awesome does the Honey Therapy Gift Set sound? http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/217/ATJ-Honey-Therapy-Gift-Set/ That’s how I’d start my spending at terra20!

58 | Ayla

December 1st, 2014 at 12:20 pm


For the Canadian-made product I’d love to get….


Its description sounds so beautiful, I’ll have to check it out: “vintage turquoise floral lace put on high quality repurposed ivory ecru leather”

59 | Charlene A.

December 1st, 2014 at 1:00 pm


I’d pick up this lunchbox container for my son: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/20993/LLB-Bento-Lunch-Box-Berry-Blue/
And add some Colibri snack bags to go along with it.

60 | Charlene A.

December 1st, 2014 at 1:00 pm


I love this Made in Canada Ashanzi ‘Lila’ Hoodie: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/464/Ashenzi-Lila-Zip-Hoody-BLK-La/

61 | Nicole B

December 1st, 2014 at 4:23 pm


I’d put it towards a new dog bed (my dog is a bit spoiled!) http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/14735/WP-Org-Bumper-Pet-Bed-Lrg-Blue/

62 | Nicole B

December 1st, 2014 at 4:25 pm


I’d love to find this made in canada hoodie under my tree this year!! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/464/Ashenzi-Lila-Zip-Hoody-BLK-La/

63 | kristen

December 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 am


After placing my kitchen sized green bin on a hot burner (and melting the bottom right off..), I’d be purchasing this lovely green bin replacement for my kitchen scraps…

64 | Megan I

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 am


I have always wanted one of these Charles Viancin silicone lids. It would really help me to reduce the use of tinfoil and plastic wrap when storing food items in my fridge! Also, how cute are these?


I would also like to invest in some more environmentally friendly lunch swag, like these reuseable snack bags:


65 | Megan I

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 am


For my ‘Made in Canada’ item, I’d love to load up on Purple Urchin products, especially this lavender and limeade scented handsoap!
I love these products – their lip balm is fantastic too!


66 | Westie

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 am


I always head to Terra20 when I’m looking for skin care products, they carry such a huge range. Here’s one I’d love to try.

67 | Solange

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am


I’d love this billy long wooden leaf necklace, so simple and chic!

68 | Westie

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 am


From the Made in Canada list, I’d like to try anything from the Consonant Line, maybe a nice body wash like this.

69 | Solange

December 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 am


And for a Made in Canada product, I’d love a Funky Buddha wrap in this eggplant purple:

73 | Sarah

December 3rd, 2014 at 5:05 pm


Definitely some essential oils and Daniel Thompson moisturizer!

75 | Joanne

December 4th, 2014 at 11:35 am


Hi, would love the gift card and would purchase this lovely Canadian gift


76 | Joanne

December 4th, 2014 at 11:38 am


I would love a gift card to Terra20 and would buy Adria Vasil’s great book!!


77 | Lisa from Iroquois

December 4th, 2014 at 4:00 pm


The silk hairbands are very attractive, especially for keeping my ears warm in the house this time of year.


78 | Lisa from Iroquois

December 4th, 2014 at 4:07 pm


Made in Canada – who can resist that rumidifier!

79 | Maranda

December 4th, 2014 at 4:29 pm


I would love some make up brushes and natural cosmetics. It’s hard to find certified gluten free cosmetics, so I would try Gabriel for sure! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/11996/Gabriel-Black-Mascara/

80 | Rosalind

December 4th, 2014 at 8:54 pm


I have a few friends with babies on the way, and when i had a newborn, i found the Aden and Anais swaddling blankets to be by far the best. The pattern and colour that Terra20 carries are beautiful, so i’d get those: http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/28710/A%26A-Bamb-Swaddle-3pk-Azure/

81 | Rosalind

December 4th, 2014 at 8:55 pm


ok, how adorable are these Canadian made slippers??! Only $25?! http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/22600/BB-Woolies-Strpe-Gry-Crm-9-12M/

82 | Lou Lou

December 5th, 2014 at 9:18 am


Would buy the Buffalo Bean Stripe Woolies for the little ones! So adorable, warm & 100% natural Canadian wool!


83 | Marielle

December 5th, 2014 at 9:18 am


For my older kid, I love this little solar system kit!

84 | Marielle

December 5th, 2014 at 9:23 am


As for myself, I love these made in Canada crystal earrings http://shop.terra20.com/store/product/16398/Grn-Bijou-Elise-Cryst-Earrings/ so pretty!

85 | Lou Lou

December 5th, 2014 at 9:25 am


Always in need of a gentle baby powder when changing diapers! Love supporting Canadian made!


86 | HollyStar

December 5th, 2014 at 10:23 am


I would stock up at the Ecobar! I love the bulk cleaning products. With three young boys, we use a lot of this:


87 | HollyStar

December 5th, 2014 at 10:27 am


We love the Canadian-made Attitude products. We could restock the swim bag with the shampoo and conditioner and use this in our bathroom:


88 | andrea tomkins

December 5th, 2014 at 2:06 pm


Comments are officially closed to new entries. Stay tuned for the winner!

89 | andrea tomkins

December 5th, 2014 at 2:09 pm


We have a winner! It’s commenter #14, Tiana, who wrote:

“As for Made In Canada stuff, I’d choose a selection of these puppets.

Congratulations Tiana! And thank you all for your entries. I may have added a few more items to my own wish list. :)

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