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14 Oct, 2016

Would you like to win $$ to spend at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s big sale?

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

Are you the kind of person who likes to get the Christmas shopping done early? Or maybe, if you’re like me, you’re not exaaaactly the type who thinks about Christmas in October BUT you love it when a great sale happens at one of your favourite Ottawa stores. :)

I recommend you jot this information down in your calendar RIGHT NOW:

wicked sale at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's!

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is a longtime Fishbowl patron and I’m very happy to let you know that their famous 20% off sale is ON again and it’s coming up very soon. It’s all going down October 20-23, at all locations. This sale is NOT to be missed. In fact, I’ve already done some prep work. I had a good look around the Westboro store last week and I checked out the website so my shopping game plan is already in place. (I can’t spill the beans but I’ve been scoping out board games, puzzles, and tech toys. Shh! Please don’t tell my family.)

Are you a Lego fan? You should take note of a few extra details: the sale EXCLUDES all LEGO but the store is will be offering 10X Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Reward Points on all LEGO purchases made during the sale that can go towards a future purchase. (!)

I have more great news for fans of Tiggy’s young and old: I have a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky family. It’s very easy to win, but please read the next part carefully:

  • This giveaway is for one $50 gift card that will be given to one individual. It can be used at the sale or anytime afterwards.
  • In order for your entry to qualify let me know how you would spend your winnings in the comments below. CONFESS! Would you buy something for yourself or the kids? Check out the website to see what’s new! One entry per email address please!
  • A BONUS second entry goes to folks who leave a comment on this Facebook post as well. Just make sure you come back and let me know in a second, separate, comment that you did so.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you can’t post your comment for whatever reason you can email it to 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 the winning name using Random.org at 9 a.m. EST on October 21, 2016. I’ll contact the winner via email at that time and post the name here as well.
  • The winner will need to pick up the gift card at a Tiggy’s location of their choice in a timely manner.

Good luck!

p.s. Speaking of fun and games, I’d like to let my Westboro friends know that Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s is hosting a SUSHI GO tournament on Saturday, October 29. It’s a free event, open to anyone age 7 and up, but registration is required as space is limited. There’s more info on their Facebook page if you’re interested in this unique family outing. :)


81 Responses to "Would you like to win $$ to spend at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s big sale?"

1 | joy

October 14th, 2016 at 1:56 pm

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tough question! probably for me and my kid! my daughter would probably want a poo pillow :) i want the knee high whale socks

2 | joy

October 14th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

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i commented on FB too!
(joy kelly mills)

3 | Brenda A

October 14th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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I would like to spend it on the kids, but I really want that crazy family game where you insert a mouthpiece and try to make your partner guess what they are saying. These siblings seriously crack me up!

4 | Brenda A

October 14th, 2016 at 2:13 pm

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Commented on Fb as well. This game has got to come home.

5 | Tuesday DeJong

October 14th, 2016 at 2:13 pm

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I would use the money to buy the game ‘Ticket to Ride” for my sister and brother in law. Early Christmas shopping for the win!

6 | Tricia

October 14th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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Settlers of Catan – Star Trek. Now that would be fun! But the Star Wars crochet is so cute. I sense a theme…..

7 | Tricia

October 14th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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I also commented on facebook.

8 | Danielle

October 14th, 2016 at 5:18 pm

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My son has his heart set on the Lori doll glamping camper. Love Tiggy Winkles!

9 | Andria

October 14th, 2016 at 6:35 pm

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How much piggy paint could I get with $50?! :p

10 | Lynn

October 14th, 2016 at 6:40 pm

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I’m sure I’d blow it on board games – it seems I can never have enough! It’s been a while since we got a Dominion expansion so I’d be in the market for that, and my youngest has asked for Outfoxed for Christmas so it’s a must have.

11 | Lynn

October 14th, 2016 at 6:42 pm

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And I commented on Facebook because this is the best giveaway EVER.

12 | Mary Jaekl

October 14th, 2016 at 9:58 pm

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Tough choice! Probably a few things – some new piggy paint, maybe something Pokémon related… Or something snap circuit-y

13 | Mary Jaekl

October 14th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

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I made a Facebook comment, and now I want to go visit Tiggy Winkles….

14 | Elizabeth Harris

October 14th, 2016 at 11:37 pm

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My daughter has discovered dress up dolls; I imagine that if I won, I would probably let her pick a new outfit (and someblegobfor her little brother!).

15 | Leah Williams

October 14th, 2016 at 11:46 pm

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My little one is still too young to appreciate Mrs.Tiggy Winkles so I could get a Wonder Woman mug, Studio pencil set and Secret Garden adult colouring book.

16 | Kimberly Patriquin

October 14th, 2016 at 11:46 pm

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I love the Game of Thrones beer glasses and steins. I would love to surprise my husband with that on Christmas. Of course I’d have to choose a little something for the kiddies as well! ?

17 | Kimberly Patriquin

October 14th, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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I left a comment on the Facebook page. ?

18 | Debbie P

October 15th, 2016 at 3:22 am

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Would love to get some board games- settlers of catan?

19 | Debbie P

October 15th, 2016 at 3:23 am

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Left a comment on FB

21 | Carrie Roberts

October 15th, 2016 at 7:08 am

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Not going to lie…a Spock mug for myself.

22 | Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie

October 15th, 2016 at 7:23 am

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My son is obsessed with trains right now so if get him a couple of new pieces for his Thomas the train set!

23 | Meagan

October 15th, 2016 at 7:26 am

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Definitely toys for my daughter, she hasn’t had anything new for a while. I think these really nice animal figurines.

24 | Meagan

October 15th, 2016 at 7:26 am

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Left a FB comment

25 | Solange Guaida

October 15th, 2016 at 7:45 am

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I’d probably sped at least some of it on me… I’ve been eyeing some of their cool funky socks for a while. :)

26 | Andrea

October 15th, 2016 at 7:46 am

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Books books books ! For the kids. My 3 year old loves “reading” to her little brother, so we will be needing some more books !

27 | Solange Guaida

October 15th, 2016 at 7:47 am

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Left Facebook comment!

28 | KristaR

October 15th, 2016 at 8:44 am

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I have two kids who like to crochet so this kit would be awesome:
https://www.mrstiggywinkles.ca/product/46456-crochet-kit-rudolph-red-nose-r/

Thanks!

29 | C Chiu

October 15th, 2016 at 10:19 am

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board games for myself and hubby!! there are so many i want to stock up on!! more Munchkin expansion packs for sure! and some metal mini puzzles for family. ahh, I’d go on a spree.

30 | C Chiu

October 15th, 2016 at 10:22 am

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left facebook comment!

31 | Jennifer

October 15th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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My son loves Thomas the train, so I would pick up some trains & tracks to his collection.

32 | krystyna

October 15th, 2016 at 9:05 pm

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I would love to get a new advent calendar for the kids.

33 | Shannon

October 15th, 2016 at 10:03 pm

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I’d definitely spend it on my kids but let’s be honest- I will play with whatever I buy too!!

34 | Shannon

October 15th, 2016 at 10:05 pm

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Left a comment on the FB post too!! :)

35 | Harriet

October 15th, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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I would use it on my youngest – she is the third child, a daughter after 2 sons and she holds her own pretty well! I would spend it on calico critters for her – I love it too!!!

36 | Kate

October 16th, 2016 at 7:47 am

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Dragonwood, when it’s back in stock. Or Catan. Thanks for asking!

37 | Sherry f.

October 16th, 2016 at 8:53 am

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I would get some minecraft lego for my son.

38 | Sherry f.

October 16th, 2016 at 8:54 am

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Facebook commented too!

39 | Shannon

October 16th, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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I would love to get a Christmas gift for my neice. I’m sure she would love a pogo jumper as much as I loved them when I was a kid!

40 | Shannon

October 16th, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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I commented on the Facebook post too! :) Thanks so much!

41 | Katherine Caine-Pollock

October 16th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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Well I have been a Ms. Right Winkles fan since I was a little girl- I used to buy little pocket dollies. But I’d buy some family board games since my kids love to sit down and play. We love their selection of family games.

42 | Katherine Caine-Pollock

October 16th, 2016 at 3:59 pm

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I also commented on Facebook

43 | Marielle Quinton

October 17th, 2016 at 9:12 am

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I’d do some birthday shopping for my youngest. He loves Playmobile and Thomas and Friends.

44 | Suzanne

October 17th, 2016 at 9:12 am

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boardgames, boardgames, boardgames
maybe some logic puzzles and a speed cube too…

45 | Suzanne

October 17th, 2016 at 9:14 am

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commented on fb too

46 | Erika H.

October 17th, 2016 at 9:57 am

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I would buy a present for my boyfriend ! Probably a Settlers of Catan expansion pack since he is OBSESSED with playing that game! That or another fun board game.

Thanks for this awesome give-away opportunity!

47 | Georgina

October 17th, 2016 at 10:05 am

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i would spend it on board games as we are trying to start a family game night with my young boys. great give-away!

48 | Georgina

October 17th, 2016 at 10:06 am

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commented on fb as well!

49 | Julie

October 17th, 2016 at 11:33 am

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I’d probably have to buy a beanie boo or two!

50 | Julie

October 17th, 2016 at 11:34 am

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Commented on fb too

51 | Shannon

October 17th, 2016 at 11:37 am

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I think I’d get my 18 year old daughter a new colouring book and a Fred Funny Side Up for Christmas.

52 | Valerie Mallette

October 17th, 2016 at 11:43 am

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I would probably compromise and spend the gift card on something all my family would enjoy like a new board game! Dixit seems like a game my family would love :)

53 | Amy Nesbitt

October 17th, 2016 at 11:47 am

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I would buy something for the kids and somerhung for me, maybe a mug or cute socks! But my boys live the rabbits with moustaches and the beanie boo’s, so definitely a treat for all.

54 | Amy Nesbitt

October 17th, 2016 at 11:48 am

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Something for me ! Sorry for spell correct

55 | Valerie Mallette

October 17th, 2016 at 11:58 am

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I also commented on fb. Thank you for the chance!

56 | Isabelle

October 17th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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I always want to buy all the cool socks so socks for me, and a gift for my godson.

57 | Tiana

October 17th, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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Oh it would definitely be a new boardgame or giant puzzle to do as a family!

59 | Paul Frederick

October 17th, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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For sure Lego for me!!!!

60 | Paul Frederick

October 17th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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Commented on Facebook post as well!

61 | Greg Sweet

October 17th, 2016 at 7:40 pm

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Our Generation doll accessories for my daughter would definitely be on my list.

62 | Caycee

October 17th, 2016 at 7:43 pm

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Funny you should mention the Sushi Go tournament because I was planning on buying a copy of the game in preparation for it!
If there’s anything left over, I’d like to get the Star Wars crochet kit. :)

63 | Caycee

October 17th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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I also commented on FaceBook. Thanks for having this contest!

64 | CeeBee

October 18th, 2016 at 7:58 am

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I’d get a new family boardgame! Not sure which one, there are so many there that look fun!

65 | Lisa from Iroquois

October 18th, 2016 at 2:23 pm

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I think I’d buy a set of good coloring pencils for me and then use the rest to get something suitable for Toy Mountain when it gears up for the holiday season, which will be upon us sooner than we think. It always is :)

66 | Dominique

October 18th, 2016 at 9:16 pm

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With the gift card, I would buy a small Lego Friends set and some Our generation dolls items for my daughter and a colouring book for myself. Or this 50$ could go toward the nice Our Generation doll kitchen ?

67 | Dominique

October 18th, 2016 at 9:22 pm

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I also left a comment on the Facebook page. ?

68 | lynn clayton

October 19th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

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my kiddo is all about lego

69 | Josee Charbonneau

October 20th, 2016 at 8:42 am

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I want the mermaids knee high socks. :)
Anything with emoticons for my oldest daughter.

70 | Josee Charbonneau

October 20th, 2016 at 8:44 am

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I commented on Facebook as well.

71 | Cathy

October 21st, 2016 at 5:27 am

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Great giveaway! I would probably go for hair chalk as it is VERY popular in my house!

72 | Jesse

October 21st, 2016 at 8:11 am

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My kids would love some new board games!

73 | Jen_nifer

October 21st, 2016 at 9:08 am

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I would by some Lego… for myself. ;)

74 | Cath

October 21st, 2016 at 10:08 am

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We always do a 1000 piece puzzle over the holidays as a family so I’d probably get a puzzle, maybe the bizarre bookshop one!

75 | Misty Pratt

October 21st, 2016 at 10:40 am

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I need to do some early Christmas shopping to make November /December a bit less stressful! There are a few games I have my eye on that I’d like to purchase for family game nights!

76 | Tara Tosh Kennedy

October 21st, 2016 at 11:09 am

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Early Christmas shopping – probably Minecraft-related for the kiddos.

77 | Tara Tosh Kennedy

October 21st, 2016 at 11:10 am

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Also commented on fb. Yay!

78 | andrea tomkins

October 21st, 2016 at 12:31 pm

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Comments closed to new entries. The winner will be posted here and contacted by email!

79 | andrea tomkins

October 21st, 2016 at 12:34 pm

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The winner is commenter #30 – C Chiu. Good thing you left a comment on Facebook because that’s what won it for you! Congratulations. Check your email!

Thanks for your entries everyone! I hope to see you at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s this weekend!

80 | Kelly Sander

October 21st, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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I would use the gift card towards Christmas presents for my 5 year old.

81 | Kelly Sander

October 21st, 2016 at 9:16 pm

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Also commented on FB.

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