Did you head to the mall last weekend? Did you notice how busy it is getting already… stalking shoppers who are leaving to find a parking spot, over heating in the mall from wearing your winter coat and carrying armloads of bags, leaving the mall exhausted after a full day of shopping. Well RBC Avion is working to change all that with the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
So what is the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique? An oasis for shoppers, step out of the hustle & bustle of the mall and walk into this…
- Valet Parking – that is right, FREE valet parking for Avioners. Don’t worry about finding parking, just pull up your car and let them take care of the rest. I can’t tell you how much easier it was to go shopping with 2 young boys when you can just pull into the mall (under a covered area to protect you from snow/rain) and go
- Access to the VIP Lounge & Café – Whether you need a place to sit for a few minutes or just grab a coffee and hit the mall the VIP lounge is the perfect home base for all of your shopping adventures
- Coat & Parcel Check – ditch that hot winter coat and those heavy parcels so you can be comfortable while you are shopping
- Gift Wrapping Service – After you are finished your shopping head back to the VIP lounge, pick out the wrapping paper and ribbons, and let them do the wrapping for you! Grab a coffee and put your feet up while Santa’s elves transform sweaters, books and toys into picture perfect packages for under your tree.
Christmas shopping has never been easier! Instead of dreading taking the kids (and Hubs) shopping I enjoyed hitting the mall with them and putting a dent into our to do list. I think they really appreciated having a space where we could grab a drink, and even read a book (yes they had kids books too!) and take a moment before heading back out into the crowds.
There are 4 RBC Avion Holiday Boutiques set up across Canada – Yorkdale in Toronto, Mail Champlain in Montreal, Coquitlam near Vancouver and the Halifax Shopping Centre. If you have one near you make sure you take advantage! All services are free for Avion card holders. If you are not an Avioner you have the option to pay a small fee for coat check and gift wrapping which will be donated to charity or an even better idea is to sign up for an Avion card right then and there. Not only will you get to take advantage of all of the complimentary boutique services, but there are also offering welcome bonus points right now that will have you vacationing before you know it!
With a fee of $10/month this card offers a lot of bang for your buck. You earn 1 RBC Rewards point for every dollar spent on purchases when you use your card. That is right, paying bills, grocery shopping, even getting gas gets you closer to your next family vacation. The Avion card allows you ultimate flexibility to redeem points to fly on ANY airline ANYTIME, or if you would rather redeem for merchandise or gift cards you can too that too. But let’s face it I am all about the travel! So this holiday season take a break from the craziness that comes with Christmas shopping and step into the Avion Holiday Boutique for a shopping experience like you have never had before!
Disclosure: I am part of the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.