Travel Value

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These days, most of us are trying hard to get good bang for our buck when we splurge on a vacation.  Calgary and Edmonton offer great value to the 15 million people who visit every year. 

The good deals start at Calgary and Edmonton International Airports, where the luggage carts are FREE.  There’s no need to struggle to find the right change in the right currency. 

Both cities offer value to visitors in terms of transportation.  In Edmonton, kids under 13 ride Transit for FREE when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.  Meanwhile, Calgary Transit has a FREE fare zone.  If your hotel is at one end of downtown and you want to shop at the other end of downtown, just jump on the C-train – for FREE.

Edmonton offers FREE rides on its glass funicular – a glass walled elevator that moves on a rail up and down the steep hill that separates downtown Edmonton from the North Saskatchewan River Valley.  A beautiful and accessible ride!

You can savour some culture for FREE in Calgary.  Check out the Esker Foundation contemporary art gallery or if it’s the first Thursday of the month, you can visit the Glenbow museum for FREE from 5 to 9 pm.

And come summer, you can always count on FREE pancake breakfasts during the Calgary Stampede or during Edmonton’s K-Days. 

At One Tiny Suitcase, we look forward to helping our customers find extra value when they’re travelling.  Some of our baby equipment rent for just $5/day (like baby gates, toy packages, exersaucers, swings, booster seats).    We also provide FREE linens and set-up for our full-size cribs. 

And don’t forget:  You can have a FREE Fisher Price booster seat when you order other baby gear from us. 

We look forward to being of service to you.

Contact us today!

Calgary:  403-510-2005 or info@OneTinySuitcase.ca

Edmonton:  587-784-0212 or Edmonton@OneTinySuitcase.ca

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Happy travels!

Top 3 Spring Baby Equipment Rentals

Spring has finally arrived in Canada and we are taking advantage of the milder temperatures. Families are traveling and we are outfitting their destinations with Car Seats, Strollers, Cribs and more!

Here are the Top 3 Rentals for Spring 2018 in Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta

Edmonton Calgary Car Seat Rentals

BRITAX Car Seat Rentals: $10/day $55/week

infant travel system rentals

BRITAX Travel Systems: $12/day $60/week

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DREAM ON ME Full Size Folding Cribs: $14/night $72/week

Free baby gear rental offerAll of our Baby Equipment Rentals come with a FREE Fisher Price booster seat rental.

This portable high chair makes it easy to keep baby safe and clean during meal time.

Height adjustable, removable tray and 3 point safety harness.

Make sure you add this FREE rental to your order!

Edmonton 587-784-0212

Calgary 403-510-2005

Top 5 Baby Equipment Rentals Summer 2017

B SafeSummer 2017 has started off warm and sunny. Visitors to Calgary & Edmonton are already calling and emailing with their rental requests for upcoming trips.

Here is a guide to our Top 5 rentals for Summer 2017:

1. BRITAX B-Safe infant car seat $8/day

This infant car seat not only looks comfortable and stylish, it is super safe. BRITAX is known for their innovative designs and ease of use. For use from 4-35lbs, it is our most popular infant car seat.

Marathon blue2. BRITAX Marathon car seat $10/day

This convertible car seat can be used rear facing or forward facing. With generous side impact protection and a sliding height adjustment, your child will feel safe and secure snuggled into a BRITAX Marathon.

 

Folding Crib Rentals

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3. DREAM ON ME full size crib $14/day

These Full size crib rentals ensure Baby (and everyone else in the house) gets a good night’s sleep. With it’s easy fold up, fold out design, set up takes minutes. You can arrive from a long day of travel and put Baby down for a nap while you catch your breath. This no drop rail crib is safe, sturdy and super comfortable.

porta crib rentals4. PINNACLE folding crib $12/day

Staying in spare bedroom at Grandma’s house? This folding crib is perfect if space is at a premium. Easily set it up for bedtime and then fold it and tuck it away during the day. The Pinnacle’s castors also make it easy to move it from room to room without having to disassemble any pieces.

top-radianr100-blackmist_angled5. DIONO Olympia car seats
These convertible car seats can take you anywhere you want to go. They are one of the most recognized brands of car seats, well known for their excellent safety record. Parents who know Diono-only use Diono seats!

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403-510-2005    587-784-0212

Top 5 Holiday Baby Equipment Rentals

We’re on the holiday travel countdown. December is one of the busiest month’s for travel and our Baby Equipment Rental business in Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta is ready for another busy holiday season.Folding Crib Rentals

With so many people travelling to see family this December we often sell out of our most popular Baby Equipment Rental items. Here is a list of the Top 5 Baby Equipment Rentals this holiday season:

1. DREAM ON ME full size folding crib rentals– our full size cribs will deck out your holiday home just like baby’s nursery. These sturdy folding cribs make transport easy by folding and being able to fit into your vehicle. Complete with a 4 inch spring mattress and 100% cotton fitted sheet makes this our most popular rental item.britax roundabout

2. BRITAX Marathon car seat rentals– part of our premium car seat rental line up, the BRITAX Marathon includes all of the fabulous safety, quality and comfort features parents have come to expect from a BRITAX seat. Ask about the availability of accessories like the anti-rebound bar for easy rear facing installation or the new Click Tight from Britax for seamless installations with a vehicle seat belt.

3. PEG PEREGO high chair rentals– hate the idea of balancing a toddler on your lap during holiday dinners. Our PHigh Chair Rentalseg Perego Zero high chairs are full of convenient features like a full 5 point harness, recline, 7 different height positions and super comfy padded seats. It folds flat for easy storage.

4. First Years Everywhere extendable gate rentals– We offer safety gates that are pressure mounted and require no hardware for installation. Perfect for grandma’s house that might not be baby-proofed.
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5. FISHER PRICE healthy care booster seat– Our compact booster seats are perfect for those customers who are coming to Calgary or Edmonton but have many different houses to visit during their say. The Fisher Price booster seat folds flat, cFREE Booster Seat Rentalsomes with a removable tray, 3 point harness and some even include a toy bar!

Visit our website www.OneTinySuitcase.ca for the full line up of Baby Equipment Rentals!

Top 5 Baby Equipment Rentals Summer 2015

Summer 2015 has started off warm and sunny. Visitors to Calgary & Edmonton are already calling and emailing with their rental requests for upcoming trips.

Here is a guide to our Top 5 rentals for Summer 2015:

Peg Perego infant car seat rentals1. PEG PEREGO Primo Viaggio infant car seat $8/day

This infant car seat (Made in Italy) not only looks comfortable and stylish, it is super safe. Peg Perego is known for their innovative designs and ease of use. For use from 4-35lbs, it is our most popular infant car seat.

Britax Car Seat Rentals2. BRITAX Marathon car seat $10/day

This convertible car seat can be used rear facing or forward facing. With generous side impact protection and a sliding height adjustment, your child will feel safe and secure snuggled into a BRITAX Marathon.

High Chair Rentals3. PEG PEREGO ZERO highchair $8/day

Trying to feed your baby in a new environment without the comforts of home can be frustrating. Clients have been specifically asking for the new PEG PEREGO Zero high chair. With its ‘recline to flat’ features, 5 point harness and 7 position height adjustment it makes feeding baby stress free.

Crib Rentals4. GULLIVER full size crib $14/day

Full size crib rentals ensure Baby (and everyone else in the house) gets a good night’s sleep. We set up this crib at your accommodations so you can arrive from a long day of travel and put Baby down for a nap while you catch your breath. This no drop rail crib is safe, sturdy and super comfortable.

Folding Crib Rentals5. PINNACLE folding crib $12/day

Staying in spare bedroom at Grandma’s house? This folding crib is perfect if space is at a premium. Easily set it up for bedtime and then fold it and tuck it away during the day. The Pinnacle’s castors also make it easy to move it from room to room without having to disassemble any pieces.

www.OneTinySuitcase.ca   403-510-2005    587-784-0212

Community Business of the Month

We are always so appreciative of being profiled in local media. It helps to spread the word about our service and give exposure to our growing business.

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This month we are profiled in our local community magazine. With Christmas visitors less than two months away it is time to start thinking about Cribs, Car Seats and High Chairs for holiday visitors!

Need short-term rentals over the holidays? Don’t want to store a crib all year-long for just a one week visit? Our items are meticulously maintained, safety checked and free from any recalls.

www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

For a link to the entire article visit http://www.great-news.ca/Newsletters/Calgary/NW/Evanston/Evanston.pdf  (Page 14)

Hotel Alma Calgary

As a University of Calgary graduate, I don’t find many reasons to go back to the campus. I had heard that a new hotel had been built on site but didn’t get a chance to explore it until this weekend.

Who knew there was a modern hotel right on the doorstep of the campus? Hotel Alma, owned and operated by the University, has a total of 96 super stylish rooms and the friendliest hotel staff!

One Tiny Suitcase recently supplied a guest of the hotel with a Full Size GULLIVER crib, BABY EINSTEIN exersaucer and a PEG PEREGO high chair. Everything fit really well into the spacious living space of the guest’s hotel room.

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Calgary Crib Rentals

Visit Alma’s website www.HotelAlma.ca

Need Baby Equipment Rentals: www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Hotel Stays with Baby

Travelling with a baby can present some unique challenges.

When I started travelling with my twins, some of our first trips were to the grandparent’s house in Winnipeg. For the first couple of trips my parents would ask friends for items like a pack n play and toys.

On our first big trip to Hawaii I assumed the hotel would have everything I would need to keep the twins on their nap/sleep schedule. Turns out our hotel didn’t have cribs available and the pack n plays didn’t really meet the safety standards I was used to. We all lost a little sleep on that trip.

When I started One Tiny Suitcase, I knew I wanted to try to provide families with a service that made the transition from home to hotel as seamless as possible so everyone got a good night’s sleep.

That’s why we carry Full Size wooden cribs with 4 inch spring mattresses. We deliver and set up in hotel rooms with comfy 100% cotton Kushies linens included.

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This week we had twins arriving from Edmonton. Two cribs, two happy kids, two well rested parents.

Off To Grandma’s House We Go

It’s wonderful to get so many calls from new grandparents calling to book a crib for their grandchild’s first visit! It’s such an exciting time for them, and they want the visit to be perfect so they call One Tiny Suitcase right away to book one of our full size cribs.

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Our full size crib rentals are extremely popular and each year we get more and more reservations. Grandparents especially love our service!  One Tiny Suitcase is pleased to offer full service to all our customers, 7 days a week. Grandparents are especially happy to know that they just have to make one call to us, and we take care of the rest for them.

We deliver right to your door, and will carry the full size crib into your home, and set it up with no additional set up fee! Delivery fees start at $25. In addition, our cribs come with a clean and sanitized crib mattress and a fitted sheet, so it one less thing you need to worry about! What a great service, no wonder grandparent love to rent with One Tiny Suitcase!

Kristina

(Kristina will be guest blogging for us in April & May 2013. As the busy mom of an active toddler, she knows the ropes when it comes to family travel)

Full Size Crib Rentals

One Tiny Suitcase has been in business for over 4 years now. In those 4 years I have set up a lot of cribs.

We choose to carry full size wooden cribs with no drop sides in our inventory. These cribs are safe, sturdy and provide an environment much like baby’s bed at home.

Calgary & Edmonton Crib Rentals

Today I had a crib delivery to do first thing in the morning. Grandma had to get to a hair appointment so the delivery had to be right on time. I arrived at her home at 10am and had delivered, assembled and tucked the sheet into the crib by 10:10am.

I’ve delivered and set up so many of our GULLIVER full size cribs in the last 4 years that I think I could do it in my sleep!