The National Women’s Show will be held in Toronto from November 7 – 9, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Participants at the National Women’s show give away amazing goodie bags loaded with free samples! We’re talking about almost over a hundred dollars worth of freebies!
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $14. But you can buy the tickets online and save:
- General Admission $12 (Reg. $14)
- Bring a friend and save $5 (2 tickets $23)
- Group Discount: Buy 10+ tickets for $10 each
Click here to buy your tickets online at National Toronto Women’s Show website
To get an idea of what samples to expect, Rita Heyworth compiled a list of the samples she got in last years’ National Women’s Show in Toronto:
1. Dove Beauty Kit: includes
88 ml Deep Moisture Nourishing Hand Wash
55 ml Deep Moisture Beauty Body Wash
50 ml Moisturizing Shampoo
50 ml Moisturizing Conditioner
2. 100 g box Dorset Cereal (a crunchy mix of cashews, brazils, hazelnuts, and almonds with apricots, dates, chilean flame raisins and multi-grain flakes
3. 3 250 g packages of Cloverleaf Inspirations fish in (flavours)
Tuna with Thai Green Curry
Salmon with Sweet Pepper Salsa
Tuna with Tomato, Herbs and Black Olives
4. Olay Definity Intense Hydrating Cream 7ml tube
5. 3-Pack of Schick Quattro High Performance Disposable Razors for Women
6. Dr. Scholls for her Pumice Peppermint Foot Scrub 28 g tube
7. Garnier (the best freebies in the house….)
Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Skin Cleansing Gel 150 ml (i.e. full size)
Garnier Fructis Style XXL Volume Thickening Mousse 50 ml
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner 50 ml
Garnier Fructis Style Structurizing Hair Gel 40 ml
8. Shiseido (also great freebies – you need to have a consult with them though and it lines up! [we went at the end of the night when everyone else had forgotten about them…)
Shiseido Clear Make-up Bag
Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge 7 ml
Shiseido Bio-Performance Super Refining Essence 4 ml
Shiseido Benifiance Concentrated Neck Contour Treatment 7 ml
A cute little red mesh drawstring bag
9. Protilife (in a cute little polka dot bag)
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix (1 packet)
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (1 packet)
(think this might be diet-aimed stuff though, so not sure if I will consume it)
10. Kleenex pocket pack
11. Deck of playing cards
12. a whole bag of stuff with $7. subscription to a health magazine (too tired to write out the contents now – maybe tomorrow
Click here for a discussion thread on Toronto’s Women’s Show
Check your local GoodLife Fitness club too…..every year for the past few years, they have coupons that allow “buy one admission, get one free”!
Thanks for the tip benji 🙂
This show is awesome. I look forward to it every year–freebie overload!
Here’s a tip: bring some of your personal address stickers to put on all the contest entries, it will save you scrambling for a pen and all that time filling the cards out!
Ginger, you’re so smart!
My pleasure, Benji!
I have learned this through many years of attendance at the show.
That tip about the personal address stickers is the best one ever! I am going to do that at all trade shows etc I just love it!!!!!
I was there today, unfortunately for only 4 hours. I do recommend getting there early (South parking lot was full by 11am, it started at noon). It was crazy busy but a lot of fun. We received gift bags as we walked in (mine included a 454g box of triscuits, sample of Peak Frean’s coconut lime cookies, etc) and there are bags available from some of the booths. We made up our own labels that not only included addresses and phone numbers but our e-mail addys as well. This saved a lot of time. We each came away with two bags full of stuff, and had we had more time to go up and down each aisle we probably would have had two more. There also merchants selling things at “reduced” prices.
While there are lots of food and drink samples you may want to bring bottled water or other drinks as they are very overpriced (my can of Diet Coke cost me $2).
My favourite freebie is the sperm stress-ball from the IVF people…but I have a sick sense of humour. 🙂
PS if you have the $5 discount coupon for two people, use it, costs $23 to get in. We had a 3rd person with us and loudly asked the line if anyone else was also a single so our friend could take advantage of the discount. Then we got a spare coupon from someone else. You can also just pay $12 online for the tickets if you don’t want to go through that hassle.
OK I wish I could go back and edit. Sorry about this. Admission for 2 people with the coupon is $23. Tickets bought on-site are $14 each.
the show was awesome. I got lots of freebies as well.
I had teeth whitening done by Glitzz at the show and now I cannot track them. They charged me twice of the service. Once in November 2008 and again in January 2009. Could you please send me their contact info. I am not getting a response from the phone # I have.
i’m heading over to the show on saturday. Doors open at 10am. What time should i get there to ensure i get the freebie/goodie bag of free stuff? An hour before? Is getting there half hour before doors open enough?
an hour ahead will be lots of time, a little ahead will put you in the top 50,,,a half hour before may put you several hundred people behind,,,the bags today had box of crackers, a couple magazines, coupons, nothing exciting, on the way out we got a spinbrush toothbrush and a small bag of chips,,,the booths were giving away lots of cloth bags, pens, keychains etc not a lot of stuff like last year, the food area still gives away plenty to eat while your there. Toothpaste samples you had to donate something, etc… and just as a reminder no carts or bags on wheels allowed, but they do give you free baggage check to leave them outside the show
I have heard that there is no calorie counting on the EODD. Is this true?