Going Local: Last Minute Shopping Made Easier

December 23, 2013 12:36 pm Views: 173

If you’re one to leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, fear not, there’s a way you can avoid that last minute panic and come away with a gift to suit any taste. Samba Days and Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd. have teamed up to provide Canadians with a new way of shopping while supporting local businesses including high-end restaurants, luxury spas and ski resorts. It’s a gift card program that adds new offers constantly to keep options fresh. And the icing on the cake? These offers can save consumers up to 30% off the face value.

“Our gift cards are perfect for anyone looking for great value on holiday gifts or an incentive to try out a restaurant, spa or service for the first time,” says Alex Barseghian, CEO at Samba Days. “Unlike online deal sites, our offers don’t have blackout periods or expiry dates.”

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Ottawa’s Gift Card Offers include:

  • Fish Market Restaurants, Vineyards & The Fish Market  – $75 gift card for $60
  • East India Co. Pub & Eatery, Indian cuisine – $50 gift card for $39
  • Louis Steak House, Family dining – $50 gift card for $39
  • Camp Fortune Ski Resort, Adult lift ticket – $43 value for $33
  • Peloso Dry Cleaner, Drycleaning services – $50 gift card for $35
  • Westboro Spa, spa services – $60 gift card for $45
  • Canada Maid, 3 hours maid service – $112 value for $89

Canada’s largest gift experience company, Samba Days offers memorable experiences like adventure getaways, wine tours and spa experiences in the form of gift cards at over 2,200 retail locations. Gift cards can be found at select retailers across the country, including Safeway, Sobeys, Loblaws, Rexall, Pharma Plus and more, on special merchandisers in the gift cards section. For Ottawa, in particular, the retail outlets participating in the Gift Card Offers program include: Pharma Plus, Rexall, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, and Sobeys.

“With Gift Card Offers, we are providing great value to consumers from the convenience of their neighbourhood grocery or pharmacy, while also supporting local businesses,” says Steve Dekker, Managing Director and Group Vice President, Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd.

OLM will be giving away two $250 gift cards courtesy of Samba Days Gift Experiences! Simply comment about which offer from an Ottawa business you’d like most and why below or on our Facebook page or via Twitter (@Ottawalifers). For more information on Samba Days, visit www.sambadays.com.

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