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  1. Porter Airlines Coupon Code

    Porter Airlines boasts a unique and more convenient way to travel.  The airline flies out of Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), just minutes from downtown and their prices are quite competitive.  If you are planning a trip to any of the above destinations, enjoy 20% off your fare with this coupon code: SCARY30.  Expires Nov. 3rd.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals.

  2. American Eagle Outfitters: 20% off coupon

    The coupon is valid online and in-store until November 1st.  You must purchase three items.  Print coupon here.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals.

  3. Resort Vacations for Families of 5…

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    If your family has three children, you know how frustrating it is to find a resort that will accommodate five people in one room.  Having two rooms is very costly and not a good option if you have young children.  Best Family Beach Vacations has compiled a list of resorts that will accept up to three children with two adults in one room.  Check their suggestions and of course, double check with your travel agent if you find a resort that interests you.  While the list was accurate when published, changes may have occurred.  If you have two kids, make sure to squeeze in another vacation before the third comes along!

    Posted in Useful Info.

  4. 25% off coupon @ Chapters/Indigo

    Chapters/Indigo is offering a 25% off coupon for any one item when you sign up for their promotional emails by October 31st. The coupon is valid in store November 1st – 30th.   Sign up here…you can always unsubscribe.

    Posted in Coupons.

  5. Payless Shoe Source: 50% off coupon

    This coupon is only valid until tomorrow.  Good sales are short-lived!  Get 50% off everything in store…so print and go.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals.

  6. Lonely Planet Books: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off + Free Shipping

    I don’t think I am going anywhere that requires a book for the next 15 years…I guess there is a time for everything.  However, I think this is a great deal for the travelers among you.  A travel book can make for a great holiday gift for traveling grandparents, siblings and friends.  This year, Lonely Planet also released its 5th edition of Travel With Children.  This book includes ideas and advice for kids and families of all ages – where to go, what to see, and what precautions to take.  Your second book is 50% off and there is free shipping to Canada!

    Posted in Deals, Gifts, sale, Useful Info.

  7. 20% Off “JUST FOR ME” – Personalized Music CDs

    A good friend bought my kids one of these personalized CDs and they just love listening to it!  The songs are popular and catchy and kids love hearing their name.   The CDs now have a new feature – you can record a personal audio introduction that the child can listen to time and time again.  This is perfect for family and friends who are far away…  Receive 20% off your next order by entering code MAMAPICKS in the discount code box on the website.  Expires Nove. 20th.

    Posted in Cool Products, Exclusive Discounts, Gifts, Personalized.

  8. Mabel’s Labels Coupon Code (updated code)

    Nothing is more useful than Mabel’s Labels for labeling everything from shoes to sippy cups.  Their packages make great gifts and they dispatch orders within 48 hours.  I would like them to add something to their product line…pacifier labels!  Anyone with me on that one?  I don’t want The Girl’s pacifier traveling into any other kid’s germ pit.  The coupon code for 10% off  is strol50.  Unknown expiration date.  Just like cheese sticks.

    Posted in Cool Products, Coupons, Gifts, Personalized.

  9. What to do this weekend?

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    Visit the Fall Baby Show (Fri-Sun) at the Metro Convention Centre (North Building).  This is  a great event if you have babies, toddlers or are expecting.  See new products and shop great deals from top manufactures, retailers and artisans.   There will be pregnancy and parenting experts as well as entertainment and activities for the kids.  A Halloween party will be presented by Disney & Beechnut.  See the website for schedule of events, admission and vendor information.

    Enjoy Halloween and nature at Kortright Centre for Conservation (Vaughan) on Saturday (Oct. 31, 10am-4pm) with a magician, live critters, crafts and and lots of spooky surprises.  Bring the whole family and come dressed up.  Check here for visitor information.

    Boo @ The Toronto Zoo…on Saturday, Oct. 31st (10am – 4pm).    Enjoy the new hay maze, entertainment at the Halloween Harvest stage,  and tasty treats from Hershey’s.   Also, take part in the Costumes Parade at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.   Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in free when accompanied by an adult!

    Halloween at The ROM, (Saturday,  11am-4pm), includes listening to tales of famous ghosts and an activity area where kids can meet live creepy-crawlies and make a fun bat or spider clip-on craft to take home.  Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

    The Bata Shoe Museum is having an afternoon of Halloween fun on Saturday & Sunday (12pm-4pm).  Kids can play dress up, decorate  ghost cookies and participate in crafts as well as see the exhibitions.  Pre-registration required.  Email programs@batashoemuseum.ca

    Canada’s Wonderland is open for one last weekend…and if you don’t have Season Passes, entrance is $14.99 when you tag along with much-coveted pass-holding friends.  The park is in full Halloween spirit with decorations and a treasure hunt.   Order visitor passes here.

    Last chance to enjoy the Harvest Festivals at Downey’s Farm, Springridge and Whittamore’s Farm.

    Posted in Activities & Events, This Weekend.

  10. Mamapicks Newsletter – Oct. 27th, 2009

    This is what has been happening over at mamapicks.com this week. Check out the website for other daily finds.

    Mamapicks Exclusive: 20% Off Personalized CDs

    A good friend bought my kids one of these personalized CDs and they just love listening to it!  The songs are popular and catchy and kids love hearing their name.   The CDs now have a new feature – you can record a personal audio introduction that the child can listen to time and time again.  This is perfect for family and friends who are far away…  Receive 20% off your next order by entering code MAMAPICKS in the discount code box on the website.  Expires Nove. 20th.

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    What To Do This Halloween Weekend

    Visit the Fall Baby Show (Fri-Sun) at the Metro Convention Centre (North Building).  This is  a great event if you have babies, toddlers or are expecting.  See new products and shop great deals from top manufactures, retailers and artisans.   There will be pregnancy and parenting experts as well as entertainment and activities for the kids.  A Halloween party will be presented by Disney & Beechnut.  See the website for schedule of events, admission and vendor information.

    Enjoy Halloween and nature at Kortright Centre for Conservation (Vaughan) on Saturday (Oct. 31, 10am-4pm) with a magician, live critters, crafts and and lots of spooky surprises.  Bring the whole family and come dressed up.  Check here for visitor information.

    Boo @ The Toronto Zoo…on Saturday, Oct. 31st (10am – 4pm).    Enjoy the new hay maze, entertainment at the Halloween Harvest stage,  and tasty treats from Hershey’s.   Also, take part in the Costumes Parade at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.   Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in free when accompanied by an adult!

    For more fun weekend events, go to www.mamapicks.com.

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    More Costume Ideas

    I ran into this adorable Tom Arma costume and thought it might be something rather simple to make if you have a white snowsuit for your baby.  I would also very much like to mention that I want to eat this baby’s face.  See more costume ideas here.

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    $10 Off @ Toys R Us

    This November, you can get $10 off when you spend a minimum of $50 at ToysRUs.ca with coupon code TPNOV10.   If you prefer to shop in-store, you can find the paper version of this coupon in the November issue of Today’s Parent Magazine.   It’s okay, you can rip off a waiting room magazine.  Page 64.  Valid until Nov. 31st but not valid on purchases of food and diapers.

    There are some great deals at Toys R Us this week for their 25th birthday.

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    Planning Your Family’s Winter Vacation?

    If your family includes three children, you know how frustrating it is to find a resort that will accommodate five people in one room.  Having two rooms is very costly and not a good option if you have young children.  Best Family Beach Vacations has compiled a list of resorts that will accept up to three children with two adults in one room.  Check their suggestions and of course, double check with your travel agent if you find a resort that interests you.  While the list was accurate when published, changes may have occurred.  If you have two kids, make sure to squeeze another vacation in before the third comes along!

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    20% Off Sale Items @ Olly Shoes…

    Click and print the coupon for 20% off sale items @ the Yonge & Bayview location until November 1st.  If you need boots for your kids though, keep in mind that Cougars cost $59.99 at Olly’s and only $29.99 at Style Sense in Vaughan Mills.  Not that boots would be part of this sale…but just thought I’d mention.

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    There are many more deals, coupons and product features on mamapicks.com.

    Please forward this newsletter to your friends!

    Have I talked about the Shops At Donmills enough yet? This weekend (July 25th + 26th), the Town Square transforms into a play zone with a bouncing castle and obstacle course. The wonderful water fountain has turned into a great splash area for kids and it’s so much fun! Bring towels and a change of clothes. Last weekend, I breathed at Anthropologie while my husband watched The Boy splash around (on a chair in the shade, mind you). A win-win! Family fun takes place 12pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Shops At Donmills has great family bathrooms located right next to the water fountain and Guest Services will happily warm up a baby bottle for you or provide an emergency diapering kit for $2.

    …and, come out on Saturday night for a movie on the lawn @ The Town Square. The Princess Bride is a great family movie to enjoy together. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The movie begins at dusk. How fun!

    Posted in Newsletter.

  11. The Difference Between a Cold & H1N1 Flu

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  12. 10$ off @ Toys R Us

    This November, you can get $10 off when you spend a minimum of $50 at ToysRUs.ca with coupon code TPNOV10.   If you prefer to shop in-store, you can find the paper version of this coupon in the November issue of Today’s Parent Magazine.   It’s okay, you can rip off a waiting room magazine.  Page 64.  Valid until Nov. 31st but not valid on purchases of food and diapers.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals, sale.

  13. More Costume Ideas

    I ran into this adorable Tom Arma costume and thought it might be something rather simple to make if you have a white snowsuit for your baby.  I would also very much like to mention that I want to eat this baby’s face.  See more costume ideas here.

    Posted in Holiday Goods, Ideas.

  14. Edible Arrangements Coupon Code

    It’s nice to say it with flowers…but it’s also pretty damn funky to say it with edible fruit.  Receive $5 off an edible arrangement through Oct. 31st by using code: INET1031

    Posted in Cool Products, Coupons.

  15. Banana Republic: 25% off coupon

    bananarepublicClick to print.  Not valid at Banana Republic Factory Stores.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals, sale.

  16. Great Deals @ Toys R US

    Toys R Us is celebrating its 25th birthday (really?  only 25 years?  Maybe in Canada).   The weekly flyer has lots of great discounts valid from Oct. 23rd-29th.  Two notable ones are:

    • Receive the Spiral Train Set for FREE (reg. $79.99, see photo above) when you purchase the Arch Train Table ($119).
    • Jumbo packs of Swaddlers ( Newborn, Sensitive and Preemie) are $10.

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  17. Personalized Gift Labels

    Who has time for writing heartfelt cards?  All that white space overwhelms me.  Time to get some personalized gift labels for the holidays or any other occasion.  The label can say whatever you want.  15% off until Oct. 31st @ Honeybunch.  Sign up for their newsletter and receive a $5 coupon…which makes shipping almost free!

    Posted in Cool Products, Gifts, Holiday Goods, Personalized.

  18. Another Great Mastermind Coupon!

    mastermindClick on the coupon to print.  Mastermind Toys is coming up with great pre-holiday promotions.  The bonus is the free gift-wrapping and their little play areas where your kids can play.   Coupon valid this Saturday (Oct. 24th) only!

    Posted in Coupons.

  19. 20% off coupon @ Olly Shoes

    Click and print the coupon for 20% off sale items @ the Yonge & Bayview location until November 1st.  If you need boots for your kids though, keep in mind that Cougars cost $59.99 at Olly’s and only $29.99 at Style Sense in Vaughan Mills.  Not that boots would be part of this sale…but just thought I’d mention.

    Posted in Coupons, Deals, sale.

  20. What to do this weekend?

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    Visit Canada’s Wonderland for the last two weekends of the season, and bring a friend who doesn’t have a pass  for just $14.99. Pass holders and their friends can still get in one last exciting ride on Behemoth, Vortex and so many more rides and attractions for this great low price.  Purchase visitor passes here.

    Visit Riverdale Farm (Cabbagetown) for some family Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 24th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Enjoy the Boo Barn,  a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, and outdoor wood-fired oven treats.  Ages 3-10.

    Visit the Markham Scaryfest (Markham Museum, Markham Rd. & 16th Ave.) on Oct 23/24/25 from 6pm-9pm for a spooky night for children under 10.  Many of the homes in the historic village will be open for trick-or-treating.  Come in costumes!
    Wonderful World of Circus is hosting a Halloween Show (2600 John St. , Thornhill) on Sat. & Sun. 1-2pm.  $15 per adult (2 kids free!).  Come see performers and circus students put on a show at this little circus school.

    Enjoy plenty of indoor activities at The Bata Shoe Museum.  On Saturday afternoons (11am-4pm), join Saturday Shananigans as you and your family explore the galleries and make shoe-themed crafts.  On Paint-A-Clog Sundays (12pm-4pm) visit the museum and paint a mini-clog, try on shoes and explore the galleries.  A clog costs an extra $1.  These weekend family activities are recommended for ages 3-9.

    The fabulous Pinkalicious, The Musical! has shows running throughout the weekend!

    Go to a Pumpkin Patch!  I found this website which has a wealth of information about Pumpkin Pateches around Toronto.  Most have Harvest Festivals throughout the month of October.  Scroll down to see a list by location.  Always call ahead before you visit a farm to confirm the schedule and events.  Our personal family favourites are Whittamore’s Farm & Downey’s Farm.

    Posted in Activities & Events, This Weekend.

  21. Mamapicks Newsletter – October 20th, 2009

    This is what has been happening over at mamapicks.com this week.  Check out the website for other daily finds.

    15% Off Personalized Gift Labels

    Who has time for writing heartfelt cards?  All that white space overwhelms me.  Time to get some personalized gift labels for the holidays or any other occasion.  The label can say whatever you want.  15% off until Oct. 31st @ Honeybunch.  Sign up for their newsletter and receive a $5 coupon…which makes shipping almost free!

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    What To Do This Weekend (Oct. 24-25)

    Visit Canada’s Wonderland for the last two weekends of the season, and bring a friend who doesn’t have a pass  for just $14.99. Pass holders and their friends can still get in one last exciting ride on Behemoth, Psyclone, Vortex and so many more rides and attractions for this great low price.  Purchase visitor passes here.

    Visit Riverdale Farm (Cabbagetown) for some family Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 24th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Enjoy the Boo Barn,  a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, and outdoor wood-fired oven treats.  Ages 3-10.

    Visit the Markham Scaryfest (Markham Museum, Markham Rd. & 16th Ave.) on Oct 23/24/25 from 6pm-9pm for a spooky night for children under 10.  Many of the homes in the historic village will be open for trick-or-treating.  Come in costumes!

    For more fun weekend events,  go to www.mamapicks.com.

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    Get Pampered!

    We have all heard of Summerlicious and Winterlicious for good deals at swanky restaurants.  Please welcome a new idea…Beautylicious…which will give you the opportunity to go to a Spa or Salon in the Yorkville area for much less.  Services are available for $25, $75, and $125 depending on the spa/salon and their Beautylicious packages (Oct. 28th – Nov. 7th).   Call now to book your appointment.  It’s time to get pampered!

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    Toronto Chocolate Fest

    Maybe you are a crazy chocolate lover too?  Chocolicious is taking place Oct. 19-25th.  Your passport takes you to different chocolate-related destinations around the city to enjoy some nice discounts on chocolates, desserts and more.   Now all they need to do is combine this with spalicious and babysitterlicious.  (I wrote this before I knew anything about Beautilicious, I swear).

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    Dinner Woes?

    Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight?  For just $10, you can feed your family without the fuss.  Come on, you deserve a break.  Offer valid at Loblaws, Fortinos, and Zehrs until October 22nd.

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    Pumpkins Don’t Have To Be Orange…

    Check out the cool painted pumpkins on Parents magazine.  They have some really neat ideas for those of you who have time and odd passion for the pumpkin thing.

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    There are many more deals, coupons and product features on mamapicks.com.

    Please forward this newsletter to your friends!

    Have I talked about the Shops At Donmills enough yet?  This weekend (July 25th + 26th), the Town Square transforms into a play zone with a bouncing castle and obstacle course.  The wonderful water fountain has turned into a great splash area for kids and it’s so much fun!  Bring towels and a change of clothes.  Last weekend, I breathed at Anthropologie while my husband watched The Boy splash around  (on a chair in the shade, mind you).  A win-win!  Family fun takes place 12pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Shops At Donmills has great family bathrooms located right next to the water fountain and Guest Services will happily warm up a baby bottle for you or provide an emergency diapering kit for $2.

    …and, come out on Saturday night for a movie on the lawn @ The Town Square.  The Princess Bride is a great family movie to enjoy together.  Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  The movie begins at dusk.  How fun!

    Posted in Newsletter.

  22. Pumpkins Don’t Have To Be Orange…

    Check out the cool painted pumpkins on Parents magazine.  They have some really neat ideas for those of you who have time and odd passion for the pumpkin thing.

    Posted in Ideas.

  23. Beautylicious!

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    We have all heard of Summerlicious and Winterlicious for good deals at swanky restaurants.  Please welcome a new idea…Beautylicious…which will give you the opportunity to go to a Spa or Salon in the Yorkville area for much less.  Services are available for $25, $75, and $125 depending on the spa/salon and their Beautylicious packages (Oct. 28th – Nov. 7th).   Call now to book your appointment.  It’s time to get pampered!

    Posted in Activities & Events, Deals, Useful Info.

  24. Sale @ The Bay

    Bay Days happen twice a year.  There will be lots of great discounts until October 22nd, including 30% off kids’ & infants’ Winter outerwear & accessories.  Sale started Oct. 16th.

    Posted in Deals, sale.

  25. My Favourite Source of Advice

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    I read a lot of blogs.  I thought I’d share one of my favourites:  500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter.  This mom is witty and smart and I love every word that she shares with her baby daughter as they both grow.   One day, when she publishes a book, I will be sure to buy it for my girl.   I feel like she says the things I want to say but don’t even know I want to say them…

    #191 Wear your seatbelt.

    It’s one of those things you aren’t overly concerned with until you get older and your own mortality starts to gnaw at you, so for now do it because your mortality gnaws at me.

    Posted in Ideas, Useful Info.