When you talk to someone about shopping at the mall during the Christmas season, they immediately cringe.
Just the thought of going to a shopping centre during the holidays makes my heart race! And you know that there’s no avoiding hitting up these places when you have several people to buy for.
The roads nearby are busy, the parking lot is a literal traffic jam with eager shoppers vying for a spot, let alone a good one. Once inside the mall, you need your GPS fired up just to navigate through the milling shoppers.Personally, after an hour or so of this, and I need a break from the chaos!
Thankfully, if you are an RBC Avion member (Avioner), you can escape the insanity when you’ve just about had enough.
The RBC Avion Holiday Boutique has been set up in select shopping centres so that Avioners can step out of the hustle and bustle, take their coat off, have a warm beverage and snack, not have to worry about wrapping their parcels and just take some time to put their feet up and recharge their batteries so they can dive back in and finish up their shopping.
The complimentary services that Avioners can receive when they visit the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique are:
*Coat and parcel check
*VIP lounge and café
*Gift wrapping service
Having to not find a parking spot was fantastic! We just pulled up to the valet booth, and the nice chap happily parked our van for us. While visiting the RBC Holiday Boutique, we were treated to complimentary Starbucks coffee and mint hot chocolate and an assortment of yummy cookies, apples and candy canes to nibble on.
Our little guy picked out a couple of Christmas themed story books that were available to read and we were able to sit back and relax and unwind. They even have a Twitter contest that you can participate in to win some awesome prizes!
The RBC Avion Holiday Boutique is for Avion cardholders but the public can enjoy the valet parking, coat & parcel check and gift wrapping services for a pre-set fee (all coat & parcel check and gift wrapping fees are donated to charity).
You can visit the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique at Coquitlam Centre from November 22nd-December 31st. Click here for location and mall hours.
Do you go Christmas Shopping with a predetermined list, or do you like to browse around until something catches your fancy?
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.