(Closed) Calling Canadian brides!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What is a good gift card for a Canadian Guest?
    The Regal Cinema gift card is fine : (0 votes)
    Amazon gift card : (12 votes)
    71 %
    Other option (explain) : (5 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    3141 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Cineplex Odeon and Empire Theatres are the movie complexes in our area 

    Post # 4
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What about Cineplex theatre gift cards?

    Post # 5
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @housebee:  Anything you can buy in the US probably won’t be usable in Canada – if you buy a gift card in the US, it’s for the US branch of a store and will be in US currency.

    ETA – I just noticed the Amazon card option in the poll, which might work; some things can be shipped to Canada from amazon.com, and if they have a Kindle they could use it for sure.

    Post # 6
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Cineplex is the biggest most popular choice around here. I would defenitly go with them 🙂

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree with a PP.  Even if you get a chain that we have here, you can’t actually use the gift cards here because they’re not in Canadian dollars.  Amazon ships to Canada, but it’s often too expensive to make it worth buying anything there.

    Really, if there’s just a couple of them, I’d risk it.  If I won, I’d realize I couldn’t use it and just give it to somebody else at the wedding, no big deal. 

    Post # 8
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You could always get them a gift card they could use before they leave to go home. And if they don’t win you could use it?


    I’m thinking something like Victoria Secret, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus etc.  A store we don’t have in Canada to make it more special for them.

    Post # 9
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    @Honu:  +1 (:

    Post # 10
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, not only will some things not work easily in Canada, because they might be in US Currency… or for the American version, and not Canadian version of a store.

    BUT there is also the real fact that because Canada is HUGE (much like the USA) it is possible to find chains that aren’t even nationwide.

    Cineplex IS NATIONAL = http://www.cineplex.com and is the prominent player here (133 Theatres)

    The other example given… Empire is much smaller and not a big player in all provinces (they have just 53 locations across Canada)

    So if Movie Tickets are your thing… I’d go with the Cineplex option.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 11
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just have the cash on hand, in case they win.  If they’re from Calgary, chances are they go to Montana and/or Idaho on occasion.  Give them the $20-40 that the gift card is worth and say “sorry, we thought you might win, so we have cash for you instead.  You have to spend the equivalent on a date night!”

    As others have said, Amazon shipping is usually obscene for crossing the border.  There’s a small chance that they use one of the shipping outlets in Montana and order stuff from the states, but it’s usually only people who have a friend that lives closer to the border.

    Post # 12
    1 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Starbucks gift cards work both ways. You can also get master hard or visa gift cards. They should work anywhere.

    Post # 13
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    You can purchase amazon gift cards for other countries online, I have friends in the UK that I have purchased amazon.uk giftcards for and I’ve purchased amazon.com cards for American friends and family. Just make sure if you want to go that route to buy the card for Amazon.ca.

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