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On Our Radar: There's a claw machine with $10K in gift cards set up at Coquitlam Centre

The local mall said it's hoping to ease Tri-Cities residents' holiday shopping lists this year.
A classic! Coquitlam Centre has placed a digital claw machine filled with $10,000 in gift cards on the second level of its building to help ease visitors' holiday shopping lists.

Black Friday is upon us, which means Tri-Cities shoppers have already started to look for deals to check off everyone's Christmas wish list.

But what about gifting something to yourself? Is that on your to-do list?

Coquitlam Centre (CQC) has brought in a fancy new machine that's giving users the chance to win from a $10,000 pool of gift cards to use in any of the mall's 175 retailers this holiday season.

A free digital claw game — known as Prizes and Surprises — has been set up on the second level of the province's fifth largest shopping centre. Cards range from $25 to $200 each.

"CQC is excited to be able to offer our shoppers the chance to win big — just in time for holiday shopping," said Megan Lee, spokesperson for Coquitlam Centre, noting users must be 19 years and older and a B.C. resident to play.

"What better way to celebrate the season of giving, than with a giveaway at the Shopping Centre?"

The claw machine will also be under a specific schedule for Tri-Cities shoppers to test their hand-eye coordination.

It begins tomorrow (Nov. 24), from 4 to 8 p.m. The other time slots are as follows:

  • Nov. 25 = 4 to 8 p.m
  • Nov. 26 = 2 to 8 p.m
  • Nov. 27 = 2 to 6 p.m
  • Dec. 1 = 4 to 8 p.m
  • Dec. 2 = 4 to 8 p.m 
  • Dec. 3 = 2 to 8 p.m
  • Dec. 4 = 2 to 6 p.m

The machine is located by Bath and Body Works, which is tucked between Pandora and the Apple store.

Coquitlam Centre is also set to switch to its holiday shopping hours starting Friday (Nov. 25).

For more information on Prizes and Surprises, as well as CQC's hours of operation, you can visit the mall's website

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