I’ve been biking heaps since the weather has FINALLY warmed up. One of my fav things this time of year is shopping for new spring things! As I was browsing the CAA website last week I was pleasantly surprised to see I can save 10% at Payless with my membership!
I like shoes. Actually, I love shoes! Each summer I wear heaps of flat shoes and often wear them out from all my walking, biking, concerts, and activities. So, affordable little flats are perfect. Plus, a girl can never have too many shoes!
I went to the Payless store located conveniently across from the Eaton Centre on Yonge Street.
There are over 40 stores in the GTA and you can also order online. There’s heaps of shoes for men, women, and kids, with all kinds of accessories. You’ll save 10% if you show your CAA card when making a purchase. Plus, their Summer Preview Sale is on now!
I’m super impressed with all the life-side assistance savings from CAA. I’ve had my membership for about 3 months and already saved more having it than the cost of the membership. Remember my trip to Boston? Next on my list is a movie date and dinner where I use my CAA card to impress my BF with my savvy savings.
Had lunch with Mum and Dad last week and they BOTH recently renewed their memberships. We’re a CAA family! To see all the life-side assistance savings from CAA visit caasco.com or check them out on Facebook and Twitter. They have a blog too!
Last week I got a CAA membership and I’m pretttttty excited about it. Why you ask? Remember having an SPC card as a student? Well, a CAA Membership is kinda like one of those for adults. CAA offers Life-side assistance in the form of savings and rewards from heaps of partners in North America.
I’ve never owned a car but when I started driving my Mum had CAA memberships for both my sister and I. She didn’t feel safe with us on the road without knowing we had CAA, just in case something happened. You would not believe how many times it came in handy. I remember saying “It’s ok I have CAA” and getting a friends card towed, a boyfriends car towed, or saving the day when someone accidentally’ locked the keys in the car. (No not me, never!)
I really enjoy driving and having a CAA membership makes me feel safer, especially for long highway drives. Would have been great for our trip to Austin for SXSW last year! Doh.
Over the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing some of my shopping, dining, and entertainment savings that come with having a CAA Membership. I was honestly shocked to see just how many partners they have including a full service travel agency. I’ll be exploring that option in great detail.
Most of all I’m looking forward to shopping discounts at Gap & Banana Republic Factory stores, finally visiting the Ontario Science Centre, and taking my BF out for a dinner and a movie.
To see all the Life-side Assistance benefits visit caasco.com or check out CAA South Western Ontario on Twitter and Facebook.
When I was at Uni in Australia I so clearly remember a friend saying to me “The Most important thing about life is building relationships”. That moment and phrase have stuck with me in everything I have done since. (It was 2004 so, in Internet years, that’s ages!). That’s the thing I feel people really MISS about social media, it’s all about building relationships.
I scrolled though a presentation earlier about not NOT to fail as a brand which talked about how brands build relationships. And how they are not great at it. Brand relationships are not the same as human relationships. Some of my fav slides below followed by the 110 page presentation. You might enjoy clicking through over lunch today 🙂
This article originally appeared in the Nov. 30 issue of Marketing as part of “Being Influential”.
Casie Stewart has been many things. She’s worked as a consultant, brand ambassador, spokesperson, copywriter and community manager. Until this autumn, she juggled freelance work as each along with sponsorship deals with brands like Canadian Club, LG and Cadbury seeking mentions on her life blog and social streams.
Then in September she made the jump into the agency world, accepting a position as director of social media at Community, a small Toronto-based agency that works on campaigns for clients like LiveNation, Heineken and Bacardi.
Stewart says she’ll maintain her social presence (which includes 14,000+ followers on Twitter) despite her new nine-to-five and is participating in upcoming influencer programs by Ted Baker London and Telus. At Community, Stewart is using her personal network of influencers and experience as a blogger to inform client work.
As a sought-after influencer, Stewart’s participated in dozens of social campaigns. These are four of the best. READ HERE.
I can’t even begin to explain how special I felt when I opened this extremely heavy package today.It came from a friend south of the border. Thank you Ellen for sending these. I love you.
As soon as I knew these cans were being made, I reached out to my best friends in Boston as asked them to keep an eye out at Target. Today, four of the Andy Warhol Tomato Soup cans arrived. The cans celebrate 50 years since Andy’s iconic work, 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans. Andy famously said “I used to have the same [Campbell’s soup] lunch every day for twenty years.”
I love their branding. Something special they did is print all the labels directing you to the website artofsoup.com which redirects to their Facebook page Campbell’s Condensed Soup, 158,746 likes, 3,527 talking about this. Right now. I love when brands do that.
On November 1st I’m speaking at Brand U Fabulous. This one-of-a-kind event that will provide women entrepreneurs with tools, tips and insights that will help you market and build the business of your dreams online and offline. There’s an all-star speaker line-up including Amber Mac , Donna Marie Antoniadis, Steve Lowell, Laura Furtado, and me, an interactive discussion panel and breakout sessions that cover everything from marketing, writing, branding, to all things social media.
Why join us?
Understand what your brand says about you and to create a magnetic brand that integrates with your mission
Demystify social media and learn concrete steps to leverage your efforts to increase your followers, enhance your influence and grow your bottom line
Create the right buzz about your brand that will convert your raving fans into loyal, happy customers
Learn how to effectively communicate your story through speaking from the stage, writing and video!
Date: Thursday November 1st, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: St. Paul Bloor Street
Address: 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto (Click for directions)
Tickets are $99 and a portion of proceeds go to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter. Visit the website for more info on speakers & ticket options. Hope to see you there!
Casie Stewart is a 30-something Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She's an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she has been named Canadian Screen Award Voice Pioneer, Best Travel Blog, and been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, and TEDx. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she's not travelling.