My own personal deadline is quickly approaching. You see I hate being out in crowded malls (some thrive on it, I know) so I try my best to get all my Christmas shopping done by the end of November. I start planning early and give it a good go. It still never fails, there is always someone on my list who I just can't think of anything really great and special for. I'm sure you have those people too. Maybe it's your Dad who really has everything and when asked what he wants says, "I'm sure whatever you get will be fine." We have a 19 year old nephew who was much easier to shop for as a little guy who loved Legos, but now you just never know. Even his mom doesn't know. It's a mystery to all of us. That's when I find gift cards come in handy. If you don't know exactly what they would like, but have a rough idea about what they enjoy, why not get a gift card.
In the past we have found a movie gift card works great. Who doesn't love to go to the movies? That's why I'm pleased that Empire Theatres has brought back their Holiday Gift Pack this year. In the past we have bought Empire Theatres gift cards for friends, teachers, co-worker gift exchanges and yes, our hard to buy for nephew. We've even put them on our own wish list because, let's face it, date night is a rare and precious commodity as parents of three small children! Here's what you need to know about how their gift card program works:
When you purchase $30 in Empire Theatres’ Gift Cards you will receive $30 in Empire Theatres Coupons. For example:
o If you purchase 3 cards for $10 each you qualify;
o If you purchase $60 you would receive 2 bundles.
The coupon bundle includes:
o BOGO Admission (January 9 to January 31, 2012)
o $2.00 off any Combo - excluding Kid’s Pack (January 9 to January 31, 2012)
o $9.99 (Admission, Regular Drink, Small Popcorn) (February 1st to February 29th, 2012)
o Buy a Large Popcorn, get a Large Drink Free (March 1st to March 31st, 2012)
o $6.99 General Admission (March 1st to March 31st, 2012)
o Get $4.00 off a General Admission Ticket (April 1st to April 30th, 2012)
It's up to you what you want to do with the coupon bundle. You can give it as a bonus gift for your friends and relatives, or, keep it for yourself to enjoy.
For another dollar you can also purchase an Empire Theatres gift tin with proceeds going towards the Kid's Help Phone.
Gift Card packs are availble now until December 18th online and December 24th in theatres. You can purchase them online (empiretheatres.com/gift) or at the theatres themselves. I know I've bought them at a special kiosk in the mall too.
I wish you well in your Christmas shopping adventures this year, hopefully this helps you out with that gift for that person (or persons) that are hard to shop for.
Disclosure – I am participating in the Empire Theatre Gift Card Holiday
Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my
participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.