Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shopped 'Til She Dropped {GTC Giveaway}

I remember when my mom used to take us to the mall one-on-one...such great memories!  It is so special for me to now have mommy daughter dates at the mall with my Nya Bear.  I had Friday off and Guildford Town Centre was having their Black Friday sales.   Thankfully this girl likes to shop because the boys definitely do not.  What was I looking for? Long sleeved shirts for Kai and a pair of shoes for Gary (yes, I do his shopping); I was ready with my mission in mind.  We arrived at 8 am which meant that the mall was so quiet–perfect.

What did we get?

First, we went to The Children's Place for their fleece pants on for $4.99 (regular $19.99) because my boys love their "comfy pants."  When Kai put them on he said, "I'll definitely try not to get holes in these." (Translation: These are awesome.)


We spent some time at H&M which is one of my favourite stores there. I found Kai three long sleeved shirts for the winter and then something for both Gary and I!


Kai's shirts are all solid coloured and will match most things because, well, this makes life easier for a nine-year-old boy.  They always have their 2 for 3 deal so that's what I got.


Gary doesn't love warm sweaters but how handsome is he in this one?!  It was $20 (down from $39.99–I had to, it's a hoodie with pockets!)  My new cardigan was on sale for just $10 (originally $39.99.)  I was also able to find Gary a pair of black casual shoes for $40 at Payless.



We went to the Disney Store where they had 20% off until noon.  The line up was pretty long though so we just browsed (she loves it there!)


We checked out Old Navy and everything was 50% off.  I really want a jacket like this (white, puffy, fur-lined) but I think I want a longer one so if you see one, let me know! Maybe I should have bought this one, it was $64 but down to $32.  Should I go back?


Nya and I hit up Qoola for some frozen yogurt because she was such a good sport.  We started going there back in July and it's our "thing" as it's dairy-free for her.


Then we went to the "Selfie Couch" which is there all weekend.  Guildford Town Centre is participating in this HUGE contest where you can win a $20,000 shopping experience!  Just take your picture on the couch and upload the photo to their facebook page.  This was my submission:




What a great morning with my little buddy.  If you go to Guildford, don't forget to enter the contest (located by Santa.)   

And now, some super awesome news: How would YOU like to win $50 to shop at Guildford Town Centre? Awesome, right? Just enter in the Rafflecopter below.  


a Rafflecopter giveaway


{This post was sponsored by Guildford Town Centre and all opinions are my own}

47 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:07 AM

    Didn't venture out to any stores but did a little online shopping!
    Kimberly dB

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    1. I think online might be even more dangerous for me ;)

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  2. Fantastic photos and finds Louise! You always find the great deals

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    1. Thanks :) My Dutch background won't let me do full price!

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  3. Laura Mayer9:24 AM

    Haven't gone shopping yet but I might venture out sometime today.

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  4. $50 for Christmas shopping would be great!

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  5. This is an awesome giveaway!!! I don't know where I'd start with it....

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  6. No shopping for me, three kids had pro-D days on Thursday and Friday. But I did look on-line and will be at GTC next week!

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  7. No was I going shopping on black Friday wow so proud of you! Besides I was working but I did go in the evening to a few places. But only because I had to.

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  8. Bought a nice winter coat from Bootlegger. Original $170 and I paid $92! Score!

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  9. I'm definitely hitting guildford later today! it's been too long, so even if i don't buy anything, i still love just wandering around guildford since it's reno's have made it so pretty!

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    1. Enter the contest when you're there Beth!!

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  10. I sooooooooo badly wanted to but there was no time 😭 I was pretty bummed about it.

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  11. I've been shopping lots at winners and homesense this past week. Looking for some specific items and found them :)

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  12. I'm not crazy enough to go on the Friday. But Spencer and I go on the Saturday to do our annual Christmas shop for our anniversary that's on the 30th. Saturday is just as crazy as the Friday and the deals are still on so it's still win-win. You got some good finds!

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  13. Wooohoo! Gift certificates make holiday shopping less stressful!

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  14. Denise12:46 PM

    I didn't go out on Black Friday, but I scored some stuff for the kids at TCP with everything 50% earlier this week. I mite try to grab some more Christmas lights at canadian tire today (if they have any left).

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  15. We did some Black Friday shopping with West Jet ;) I didn't go to any malls, but I am going online right now to see if I can find that cardigan for $10!!

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  16. I bought boots from Sport Chek that were half off :) And then am headed back there today because you get another $20 back in gift cards for every $100 you spend and Joel and I are getting new ski/snow pants. - Ali

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  17. I didn't buy anything! Not in the Christmas groove yet!
    Shae R

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  18. I did! I got some great deals at Sport Chek..20% off and no tax and some gifts at Coles as well as shopped locally for Small Business Saturday. :)

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  19. Enjoyed walking around Guildford yesterday. Was looking for some Birthday & Christmas gifts.

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  20. I did venture out to one store with 4 kids in tow (Pro-D day). We bought Johnny new running shoes at the New Balance store downtown. The only shoes he will run in are $180, but I got them for $120 plus a free $40 running shirt because of Black Friday. Awesome. 😄

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  21. Tamara6:33 PM

    8am (or 9am) shopping is the best! (Especially since the little ones are up so early - might as well take advantage of that.)

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  22. Online shopped - New boots and a Silhouette. Now the extreme patience of waiting for them to arrive
    I would love a $50 for Guildford - probably check out Disney Store and H&M

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  23. Anonymous9:00 PM

    I worked. My wife shopped.
    Dan

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  24. I like the white coat on you! We did a little shopping, but with two kids it wasn't fun. Plus iIlost my wallet at Costco.

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  25. Tried finding a couple of things, but we weren't early to hit the sales early enough so no luck!

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  26. That picture of Nya on the couch can't not win! It's awesome :)

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  27. I shopped online! I loved the sales on some Favorite items from RW&co. Their sweaters always wash and wear gorgeous.

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  28. Shoes for my kid. Toys for christmas

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  29. I did most of mine online, and they were more 'needs' than wants, but it still feels good getting them off the list of things to do.

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  30. I didn't mean to do black friday/weekend shopping, but E had a birthday party in Langley, so I shopped while he played and the roads/parking lots were NUTS. But I think I'm mostly done my shopping - yay!

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  31. I haven't gone yet but have been meaning too. My daughter is apparently in some of the ads around guilford mall, we can't wait to go see them and get some shopping done!

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  32. I didn't go this week because I have to work. I do need to go soon though.

    Narathip Wall

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  33. I love gtc. I haven't been inside a store to shop this Christmas, but have two gifts left I have to go to the mall for. This will be where I head!

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  34. Birthday present for Makena.

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  35. That selfie couch is calling Ryan and I - you know us! :) Yay!

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  36. This would be a great gift for my sister back home in Surrey as a drive from Edmonton would be a little much :)

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  37. I didn't comment?!?!?! I was so sure I did. anyway...I'd buy something for me. shoes, cardigan, Christmas top...something. It wouldn't be hard ;)

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    1. Oops you did and I missed publishing it! Got it and the first one :)

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  38. I let Lindsay shop for me

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  39. Lindsay Moffat11:29 AM

    I nearly finished my Christmas shopping at guildford this weekend. Woohoo! And bought myself some tums too, ha.

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  40. I avoid shopping on weekends especially during the holidays! It drives me nuts!

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  41. I shopped online, because mall parking lots make me slightly homicidal. lol! I did score a fabulous pair of Sorel's on sale (for our snow.. that BC never gets... ahem) lol

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  42. We are going away for Christmas this year so I have been trying to limit my shopping here! I keep going back to look for great deals though :)

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