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Category Archives: Contests & Giveaways

  1. A Mamapicks Favourite: JIAE Boutique

    My all-time best go-to for gifts for little girls is JIAE Boutique (pronounced Jiya), where everything is personalized with bling.  Little girls are always thrilled to see their name on something…and the more sparkle, the better.  I love the hairbands, tutu skirts, tanks and other accessories.  I also love making my order online/by phone and picking up my gift in Thornhill.  So easy!  Check out the website for gift options for the whole family (boys too…).

    PeachyBuy is now offering a special  coupon for JIAE  goodies.  You have until the end of the day to take advantage of that.  Mamapicks is also excited to have one personalized hairband with gorgeous flower to  GIVE AWAY!  All you have to do is go to JIAE’s Facebook page and click Like…and drop me a note with the name you would like on your hairband.  The 5th person to write in will be the lucky winner!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways, Cool Products, Gifts, Personalized.

  2. A Peachy Giveaway!

    PeachyBuy is one of my favourite deal sites because all of the deals are geared to families like yours and mine.  If you are looking for a fun family outing over March Break, Peachybuy is offering a Spring Fling All-Day Ride Passes, valid for Saturday March 10 or Sunday March 11, for only $10 (no extra fees).  Spring Fling is a Toronto March Break tradition and Canada’s largest indoor carnival which takes place at the Rogers Centre for a seven-day run through March Break 2012.  Enjoy  rides,  live performances on the children’s stage,  interact with 26 live animals from Reptilia and join Barbie for a visit in Barbie’s World!

    We have been given a family four pack of All Day ride passes for Saturday March 11 or Sunday March 12 to give away!  So peachy 🙂  Check out the website and send me a line about one thing your family is planning to do during March Break.  The 7th person to contact me in the next 24 hours will be the happy winner.

    Posted in Activities & Events, Contests & Giveaways.

  3. Win 4 tickets to Monster Jam! does it again by giving Mamapicks more tickets to give away!  Top trucks from the Monster Jam series will entertain fans with jumps, stunts and thrills. Congratulations to Jessica who won the family tickets to Disney on Ice last week.  Who will be this week’s winner?

    For those of you who don’t know, Peachy Buy is an amazing group buying deal site which is specially geared to moms. From savings on theatre tickets, admission to family attractions, camps, tutoring, baby and kid’s products, and more…the opportunities to save money on are endless!

    Today, Peachy Buy is offering Mamapicks readers the chance to win 4 tickets to Monster Jam at the Rogers Centre for the Sunday January 23rd, 2pm show.  Here’s how you win:

    1.  Go to and subscribe to their daily deal.

    2.  Become a fan on their Facebook fan page.

    3.  Tell me who you are going to take with you if you win.

    The 10th person to write to me will be the happy winner!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  4. Win 4 Tickets to Disney Live!

    Peachy Buy is one of my favourite group buying deal sites because it only offers deals that are relevant to moms.  Every morning, I receive my daily e-mail, offering the Peachy Buy deal of the day in the Greater Toronto Area.  From savings on theatre tickets, admission to family attractions, exercise programs, camps, tutoring, baby and kid’s products, and more…the opportunities to save money on are endless!

    Today, Peachy Buy is offering Mamapicks readers the chance to win 4 tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show at the Rogers Centre for the Saturday January 15th, 5pm performance.  Here’s how you win:

    1.  Go to and subscribe to their daily deal (trust me, you won’t regret it).

    2.  Become a fan on their Facebook fan page.

    3.  Tell me what kind of deal would rock your world.

    Since the show is on Jan. 15th, the 15th person to write to me will be the happy winner!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  5. Another Great Giveaway!

    Give your kids a great musical experience with Sonshine & Broccoli.  With Broccoli on guitar and Sonshine on the mic, this duo has been entertaining kids of all ages at concerts, classes, parties and music festivals for years.  Spending time with Sonshine & Broccoli means enjoying a fun-filled, interactive concert which gets everyone off their feet!

    To celebrate the launch of their new website, there are 3  Sonshine & Broccoli prize packs to give away! Each includes a t-shirt and two CDs!  To win, check out the website and let me know what the dress code is at the next family sing-a-long.  The first three people to e-mail me the answer win.  Prizes must be picked up.

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  6. Trail of Lights + Restaurant Giveaway!

    Downsview Park’s Trail of Lights is one of Canada’s largest light shows, spread over 3 km. of a drive-thru trail.  Enjoy the themed displays of over 400,000 LED lights with your families until Jan. 2nd.  On Wednesday nights, the trail is reserved for pedestrians and whoever wants to cross-country ski!

    Mamapicks readers have a chance to win a family vehicle pass (worth $25)  as well as a $100 gift certificate to the great restaurant located inside the park.  What a great family treat!

    To win, go to the trail website and find out what the name of the restaurant is.  The 10th person to e-mail me the answer will be the winner of this incredible giveaway.  Good luck!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways.

  7. Incredible Baking Kits Giveaway!

    Whenever I want to spend real quality time with my children, we bake together.  There are so many teachable moments in baking and such great conversation, followed by lovely anticipation for that sweet treat at the end.  Baking is especially fun and relaxing when you  are well-organized and have everything prepared…sort of like Martha Stewart.  The reality is that we are often not prepared enough to have a stress free creative activity with our kids.  That is why Mamapicks is really excited about Crafty Cooking Kits that are new to the Canadian market.  They include EVERYTHING you need to bake with your kids.  All you add is eggs,water and oil.

    Last week,  Saturday morning was chilly and wake-up time was the usual inhumane 6am.  By 10am, we were going a little nuts with The Boy (4.5) and The Girl (3).  We needed something great to do with the kids and decided to try out the Paint Your Own Animals Cookie Kit.  The kit included everything from the cookie mix to the icing mix and brushes for the kids to paint with.  Instructions were simple and the baking experience was so contained and stress-free.  My kids measured, talked, painted, cooperated, tasted…  We all had so much fun and then enjoyed the cookie creations together.  It made me think that the baking kits are also great for playdates and get-togethers where you need an activity to keep the kids busy.  A real must-have for your pantry.  The deluxe kits have up to 12 pieces, perfect for a birthday party.  Nut-free and kosher kits are available too.

    Me, Myself and Us is the Canadian distributor of the kits.  You can check out the product line on their website.  They are giving away two Crafty Baking Kits to three lucky Mamapicks readers! To win, become a fan on their Facebook page.  Here, you will find information about retail stores that carry the kits.  Write to Mamapicks to let me know which location is closest to where you live.  The first three people to write in will receive a package containing two amazing Crafty Baking Kits! (Please note packages must be picked up).  Good Luck!

    Posted in Activities & Events, Contests & Giveaways, Cool Products.

  8. Another Great Giveaway!


    Help We’ve Got Kids is an amazingly useful resource book for families in the GTA.  It is filled with coupons and useful listings…45 categories of kid-related information at your fingertips.  From birthday party venues to health resources, and serious savings in the coupon section, this book is a permanent fixture in the Mamapicks  minivan.  Five books are being given away to Mamapicks readers! Visit the website and let me know which is the last category listed on the left hand side.  Also, go to the coupon section and print yourself one of the many useful coupons.  The first 5 readers to respond, win a book!

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways, Useful Info.

  9. Ticket Giveaway Winner!


    Congratulations to Sharon W. who was the 10th “caller” in our ticket giveaway.  Enjoy the show!  Thanks to all of you who wrote in.

    Posted in Contests & Giveaways, Useful Info.

  10. Pinkalicious Ticket Giveaway!


    Pinkalicious is a wonderful off-Broadway musical, opening in Toronto on October 10th!  The play is based on the popular children’s book “Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth & Victoria Kann, about a girl who just can’t stop eating pink cupcakes and ends up at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis.  At first, turning pink from head to toe seems like a great thing but soon, Pinkalicious has to find a way to get out of this predicament!

    This fun musical will run at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts from October 10th – March 21st, 2010.  There will also be a performance on Thanksgiving Day and Family Day.  Check here for tickets and show times.  I think this is a great way to introduce your child to live theatre!  The play is suitable for ages 2-10.

    Pinkalicious is offering Mamapicks readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the play!  We are so excited 🙂 The 10th person to answer this question will be the lucky winner. E-mail me to let me know in what other big city Pinkalicious is currently playing.

    Posted in Activities & Events, Contests & Giveaways.