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AmberMac’s #THRIVEtastic Day And A Fun Use For Tulips

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment


@AmberMac with some of the flowers at Yonge-Dundas Square



As I mentioned the other day in this post Amber MacArthur had to spent $7,000 from ING DIRECT Canada within 7 hours to win $15,000 for the charity of her choice and an extra $15,000 if she did it faster than 3 other celebrities in different Canadian cities.

Well, with the help of some of her Twitter friends (yours truly included) she made it! Alas, Amber didn’t have the fastest time so she didn’t get the extra money for the charity but $15,000 to any charity is pretty awesome! As well, during the course of the day Amber gave money to UNICEF, bought toys for the kids at SickKids, donated supplies to the Humane Society, and even paid off one person’s credit card bill!

For a full run down of the day as documented by AmberMac herself check out The Lavin Agency’s Blog post by Amber herself titled “How to Spend $7,000 in Seven Hours: Amber Mac Gets Generous for Charity


Flower/Gadget giveaway in Yonge-Dundas Square wrap up. After this it was off to the Hard Rock Cafe


I myself was one of the people on Twitter who tweeted back at Amber and won a $100 money transfer as well as getting some really nice red tulips at Yonge-Dundas Square. After being asked by 3 women at the Eaton Centre as I walked past why I bought them flowers as it wasn’t their birthday I decided to test out a theory – I went over to a random cute girl and chatted her up pretending to “know” it was her birthday and that was why I “bought her” the tulips. It elicited a laugh, a smile, and a phone number. I ended up bringing the tulips to my mom and letting her enjoy them. #Winning.

Also, side note: Guys, if you ever have a bundle of flowers apparently we look ‘so cute’ if we walk with them carried horizontally in our hands at our sides. It gives off a look of we don’t-know-what-to-do-with-these-things to the ladies so carry them vertically, in front of you, and show the world how proud you are to have flowers in your hands (even if you aren’t).


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