Stuff Some Fun into Summer #Giveaway Kobo eReader, Fujifilm Camera etc. $200 ARV Canada Only 07/25


I’ve gone so much further on trips and stayed in much nicer hotels thanks to points redeemed from my AIR MILES Reward Program account. I feel like I’m being rewarded for doing the easiest things, too—like shopping for groceries, getting gas, and eating out.

Want to be rewarded for picking up school office supplies? Well, that’s great because this summer, Staples and the AIR MILES Reward Program are offering even more value to customers in Alberta. As of now, Staples shoppers, who are  Alberta residents– can earn AIR MILES reward miles on their Staples purchases in store and online.  In order to celebrate the extra rewards (because buying stationery is a reward in itself), Staples and AIR MILES are donating “Summer FUN-damental Packs” to Boys and Girls Clubs of Alberta. Read all about that celebratory event, which took place on July 4th here.

The donated packs are filled with top Staples items to keep young minds engaged this summer.  They’ve also created a special pack just for us, which includes a Kobo eReader, digital camera, and a heap of art supplies, for and on the road! If you live in Canada, you’re in luck—because this giveaway is just for you!

staples prize package

*Please note that the picture shows a Sony camera, but this prize package actually includes a Fujifilm camera

The prize pack includes ($200 value):

  • Kobo eReader
  • Fujifilm Camera
  • Crayola Wonder Stow & Go Studio– great for the car; this portable pack can be filled with other art supplies too for older kids
  • Craft Pack– filled with all kinds of arts & crafts supplies; endless possibilities
  • Snazaroo Face Painting Kit – comes with how-to book; fun for kids; washes off easily
  • Workbooks/Flash Cards– fun way to keep up skills through summer
  • Stickers – Assortment of stickers
  • Staples tote
  • AIR MILES Gift cards

I truly think that this is the ultimate summer fun pack, because there is something for everyone in the family. Adults can alternate between being the shutter bug and the reader, and the kids can learn for a bit in between crafting and face painting! My younger cousins (well, children of cousins—what do you call that?) really enjoy craft activities and stickers, and doesn’t everyone love painting each others faces? Personally, I think this pack is great for visiting my cousins—I can let the kids play with the art supplies and my cousins and I can take pictures of all the creative fun.

What will my family be doing to keep busy this summer? Moving across Canada. In 2 weeks I’ll be driving with all of our possessions from Calgary to , over 2 days, through the most beautiful landscape—from the prairies to the Pacific ocean through the mountains. I’ll be using my new Fujifilm FinePix AX500 camera to capture the memories on the way. This little camera is pocket-sized so it will be perfect for my trip. Driving by myself all that way, I plan on stopping a lot just so I don’t go crazy—taking pictures at each place.

above 2 photos taken with my new Fujifilm camera.

To relax from all the packing I’ll be doing and to take a bit of time to myself at the pit stops, I’ll be making good use of my Kobo eReader. One of the things that takes up the most amount of room when we move is our huge collection of . We sold almost all of our fiction —which I will be able to read digitally on my eReader. I look forward to sitting on the beach relaxing my with my eReader or perhaps at the campsite.

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  1. Doing activities outdoors like hiking and biking

  2. prairiebelle says:

    We are planning a two week trip to Montreal this summer and my son is going to the states with his dad for two weeks. That will be keeping him pretty busy


    belinda mcnabb

  3. Playing outside, the park, beach, pool and day trips!

  4. We rented a cottage for a week!

  5. Jeannette says:

    My son goes to our community summer parks program and enjoys lots of activities…and we are finally taking our trip to Florida at the end of August. Considering that we have not been on vacation since our honeymoon a million years ago that is quite an accomplishment.

  6. We spend alot of days at the cabin swimming,bbqing, and riding quad! dalleykt at live dot ca

  7. ginette4 says:

    Going to the beach, swimming and going camping

  8. We are taking the grandkids to multiple beaches here on the island! They love hunting for sea glass and good skipping rocks!

    Anne Taylor

  9. fahlinstar says:

    We are doing alot of camping, playing outside and a few road trips. It has been alot of fun so far! (rafflecopter: Maegan Morin)

  10. Glogirl says:

    We will be taking some day trips to local attractions.

  11. Deb Dorrington says:

    We go camping for a few weekends and get to the beach as often as possible.

  12. Leanne M says:

    My kids are booked into a few day camps, they are also in swimming lessons and we are planning a couple little weekend getaways.

  13. Anu Chopra says:

    Lots of camps, swimming lessons and a trip to Darien Lake!

  14. swimming,roadtrips,and plan on going camping!

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  15. Andrea Williams says:

    We go to the park or swim in our apartment pool.

  16. Going to the park, and taking a few day trips

  17. Family Weight Challenge – WALK & SWIM – baby steps.

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  18. Katharine W says:

    Lots of day trips and game nights with the kids.

  19. Christine says:

    We mostly have been having family barbecues and visits to parks. Next month, we will go to the lake for a week.

  20. We plan weekly day trips to local interests

  21. Visiting family

  22. We Just got back from a trip to Lakeville, Indiana – camping
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  23. Hopefully camping for a few days, then off to the local water park

  24. Lots of hikes

  25. getting as much time as possible in the pool and spending evenings at a near by park playground

  26. Being a stay at home mom I'm always taking the boys out to parks, museums, splash pads and other kid-friendly places during the day so the summer isn't any different other than spending even more time outdoors! :)
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  27. by doing a lot of swimming

  28. little day trips here and there are keeping us busy

  29. crafts and hiking!

  30. intensev5 says:


  31. B.Perez says:

    We're having a heatwave so we're making homemade sand, lots of ice cream, water play and movies!
    Thanks for the entries!

  32. I'll be doing Girl guide summer camp again and my kids join me for that. Hopefully family camping too!
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  33. Carley L. says:

    My family is keeping busy this summer by taking advantage of the outdoor weather and playing lots of different sports like tennis, basketball, baseball, and golf!

  34. Caroline Morin says:

    Gardening, crafting, and lots of outdoor fun.

  35. We are going to jump on the trampoline, do crafts, go swimming and go to the park.

  36. PATRICK F says:

    I'm taking them to the beach all the time. :)

  37. I like going camping.
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  38. Allison Call says:

    It can be difficult, but we are keeping busy by staying outside. There is so much to do during the summer that something always comes around.

  39. lisa bolduc says:

    we plan to take lots of outting to the splash pads

  40. We go to the park

  41. eleanor q says:

    Taking the family on lots of day trips around the city.

  42. Ted Kooper says:

    visiting family in other provinces.

  43. Lots of picnics and road trips!

  44. Summer camps galore to keep everyone busy.
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  45. Biking, hiking, swimming

  46. Lots of road trips and summer camps!

  47. Movies, movies, movies. I've been taking movies trips to and fro. Also, Netflix is amazing for a sit down movie night. Since its been hot outside, we've been in with the AC on. :)
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  48. Hyzennthlay C says:

    We have tons of festivals in town… we are planning on hitting as many of them as we can!

  49. Tanya C says:

    Lots of day trips to local events!

  50. we did a big holiday to PA mid June and now it's day trips for picnics, hiking, exploring etc

  51. We will be doing some minitrips to seattle!

  52. Trying to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the warm weather while it's here!

  53. Stacey B says:

    Trips to the beach, walks outside , and arts and crafts!

  54. We are visiting parks and local events.

  55. We have a pool so that keeps us very busy. With different friends and family coming over every day.

  56. Misses Giveaways says:

    We have been going to the beach ALOT.

  57. blessedta says:

    reading, swimming

  58. Its been so hot so we have been swimming everyday

  59. colleenmariecole says:

    We have been doing lots of outdoor activities and are working hard to keep cool!

  60. Katie Bourke says:

    This summer we are spending as much time at the beach as possible!

  61. Selene M. says:

    My family is grown. I'm keeping busy this summer emptying our house so we can become full-time RVers.

  62. Janet Eisses says:

    Swimming, camping, celebrating family weddings and anniversaries :)

  63. Travelling through Western Canada!

  64. trips to the beach…

  65. jenna3967 says:

    We have gone a week long vacation, they attend summer day camp 2 days a week, and we are going to Ottawa in August.
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  66. beewbedard says:

    Playing at the park

  67. My family is keeping busy this summer by going on picniks :)

  68. We're doing lots of outdoor activities and crafts

  69. lots of time in the pool, trips to the water park and craft boxes for each child
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  70. I check the paper and Internet daily for free, fun things to do. Today we went to a parade – great fun and the weather was perfect! Thanks

  71. We are spending time at the pool, community centre (when it's raining!) and the local parks!

  72. paschott says:

    My wife and kid are both attending a summer camp and have been prepping for home school this coming year (new to us – trying it out to see if it works better for us). That has definitely tied up quite a bit of time and I don't think we need to look for extra things to keep busy. :)

  73. Chris Fretwell says:

    playground, beach, sprinkler, park, playground, beach, sprinkler, park – repeat!

  74. Jennifer L. says:

    We're gardening a lot and spending time with family at the cottage.

  75. camping

  76. billiondollarprincesss says:

    Going to the beach and park as much as possible.

  77. We do arts and crafts at home

  78. antonija says:

    Summer Camp and local attractions, such as festivals

  79. melina r says:

    we are keeping busy by going to the local water park and the library

  80. We are keeping busy by enjoying the things we like and spending quality time all together as a family.

  81. Tracy d says:

    Keeping busy at the beach!

  82. We are taking daytrips to the zoo, splashpads and the park

  83. my 16yr old is back working at the co-op and my son graduated and is working at my work place in Shipping/receiving. If its nice on the weekends we go boating/fishing, but mainly we just stay at home and try to stay out of the sun and hope for rain

  84. thanks so much for the great opportunity!!

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  85. Wayne Tanaka says:

    picnics at the beach

  86. tannieschatter says:

    Camping, quadding, hiking and visiting with family!!

  87. Sunshine G says:

    Lots of trips to the park.

  88. Fran Groslouis says:

    Grandchildren are busy with their trampoline, biking, fishing, swimming.

  89. tennille says:

    Lots of time enjoying our backyard with2 little ones. We have a paddling pool and slip and slide.

  90. Aria B. says:

    We always do our daily walk to the park and back.

  91. Annette D says:

    Everyone is really busy! My oldest son has his first job and my youngest is busy working on his motorcycle. Me, I'm painting several rooms in our house.

  92. We are in the process of moving! So packing.
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  93. My daughter is in camp during the day. When I am not wrking we take trips to the library , have a vacation planned for hershey. Weekends we spend at the Y and swimming. Lots of crafts, girl scouts..

  94. Heather A says:

    Our family is busy fixing up our backyard with a new fence, gazebo and flowers.

  95. Katie Rose says:

    we're starting homeschool kindergarten with my oldest because a new baby will be arriving halfway through what would be a normal school year and I'd like to get as much of the curriculum done as possible before that happens

  96. We went on a family camping/road trip through New England and the East Coast of Canada. We have had my brother's wedding and been busy visiting family all over the province. We plan to get in more hiking and camping before the summer is out and some beach time as well.

  97. Teresa Thompson says:

    Going to the waterpark and taking nature walks.

  98. Michelle Spayde says:

    Staying in the AC!!!! It's too hot and humid to spend time outdoors.

  99. We like to make crafts with stuff we find around the house, more like a scavenger hunt and then we make cool things. Keeps them entertained and keeps their creative mind going :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jenni S
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  100. kathy pomeroy says:

    Family cottage for summer fun – swimming, visiting the creek, hunting frogs, bonfire, toasted marshmallows – the fun is endless

  101. Lots of activities!
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  102. Wanda Jean says:

    going to the local park and also to the splash park

  103. 3angels3 says:

    Visits to the beach,amusement parks,zoos,water parks,and a couple of weeks of summer camps.

  104. Niko O. says:

    We are staying busy by doing wedding planning and enjoying the lake we live on!

  105. 409cope says:

    We are doing a lot of swimming this summer.

  106. We are taking trips to the park and kids museums. t home we do crafts and fun school activities

  107. Betsy Hoff says:


  108. Going to the beach is a personal favourite
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