Twas a month before Christmas, and all through the house,
No preparation was done yet – a reason to grouse.
The stockings were still packed in the basement with care.
And no shopping was yet done to the FoodRetro Grinch’s despair.
She packed up the car and went shopping with dread,
Visions of the parking lots danced in her head.
But then she remembered she had no reason to snap!
Her Avion® card would save her the holiday trap.
She went to the mall with people in tow,
And left her vehicle at valet for some others to stow.
She shopped and she wandered, to hearts content,
Then went to the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique when she was spent.
With a smile and a nod, she was welcomed in quick,
To the VIP lounge all shiny and slick.
The coat and parcel check stood open and ready to claim
Any excess baggage we wanted to check in our name.
The attendants, so helpful! Their demeanor so merry!
Gift wrapping services were offered if wanted – yes, very!
The soft leather couches were white as the snow,
And inviting to those tired with foot-aching woe.
They spoke cheerful words and went straight to their work,
Letting me check out the rewards that were RBC’s perk.
Then laying a finger aside of his nose,
The gent at the concierge danced to the piano player’s show.
Refreshed with a coffee and complimentary snack,
We gathered our things on top of our backs,
And we heard them exclaim as we left from their sight,
“Happy Holidays to you! And have a great night!”
See? Shopping the malls can be fun and not hard.
These things come FREE when you show your Avion® card.
Locations: The VIP RBC ®Avion® Holiday Boutique is available in select malls this season. In-store boutique experiences begin November 27 until December 31, 2015, in Burnaby, BC at Metropolis at Metrotown and in Toronto, Ontario at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, during mall hours. RBC Avion “Experiences” can be found in Halifax at the Halifax Shopping Centre and in Ottawa at the St. Laurent Centre (both November 27 to December 24).
Services: The RBC Avion Holiday Boutique is for Avion cardholders only, but at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, ON, the public can enjoy gift wrapping services for a nominal fee (to be donated to the SickKids Foundation charity). Valet parking is available at Yorkdale Shopping Centre only. Services available at both Holiday Boutique locations include: Coat and parcel check, VIP lounge and cafe, concierge, gift wrapping. At Avion Holiday Experiences, they provide a aift wrapping voucher at in-mall gift wrap centre, snacks and beverages, and a festive holiday gift.
Disclosure: I am part of the RBC® Avion Holiday Boutique Influencer Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. So is the poetry.