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Share Your Order & Win a $100 Mighty Ape Voucher

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Want to win a $100 Mighty Ape voucher to spend at your favourite online store?

Next time you order from Mighty Ape, snap a picture of your order when it arrives and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mightyapegoodies and you're in the draw to win. You can also enter on Facebook by posting your picture directly on the Mighty Ape Australia Facebook page with the hashtag #mightyapegoodies – it's that easy!

You can improve your odds and enter a maximum of three times per order by sharing on all three social networks.

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Mighty Ape Kids Colouring Competition

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The school holidays are a great time for colouring so we're running a colouring competition with over $300 of Faber-Castell prizes to be won!

Our very talented art monkey has created this cool colouring in – a perfect activity for your little ones these school holidays. Get creative for your chance to win one four great prize packs!

DOWNLOAD THE KIDS COLOURING DESIGN HERE

Prize Pack 1 for 5–7 years will receive:

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Annual July Toy Sale Giveaway!

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6 comments By Karena

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!

The annual July Toy Sale season has begun! Win Daily Prizes!

We are celebrating the biggest annual Toy sale event of the year with daily giveaways!
There are daily weekday prizes and big weekend packs to be won!

We have over $7,000 worth of toys up for grabs! Simply purchase any toy during the month of July and be in to WIN that day's correspon­ding prize!

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And the winners of our Easter Egg Hunt are...

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Our Easter Egg hunt competition ended last night so no doubt you are all wondering whether you won the big prize or not.

For those of you who didn't find all eight eggs, here are the product pages where they were located:

Now for the important part; who won the prizes?

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Easter Egg Hunt: Find the eggs for your chance to WIN a UE MEGABOOM + more!

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UPDATE: There was a problem that caused our Easter Egg Hunt to end 12 hours earlier than scheduled yesterday. Our sincere apologies for this inconvenience. To give you all a chance to find those last few eggs we have EXTENDED the Easter Egg Hunt until 9:59pm AEST tonight (Tuesday)!

You monkeys have been asking for it, so the Easter Egg Hunt is back by popular demand! We're giving you all the chance to WIN a Logitech UE MEGABOOM!

The Mighty Ape Bunny has hidden 8 Mighty Easter eggs around our site. They look like this (pictured below) and they've been discreetly placed at the bottom of 8 product pages. We have almost 6 million products listed on our site so you're going to need to be clever to find them :P

You'll find eggs in the following categories – Books, Games, Toys, Baby, Home & Living, Hobbies, Movies & TV, and Music.

To make the Easter Egg Hunt a little easier here are eight handy clues to help you find them:

  • Blue Egg: Young King
  • Brown Egg: H2O
  • Green Egg: Wolverine
  • Orange Egg: Thursday
  • Pink Egg: Mythical
  • Purple Egg: Bed Time
  • Red Egg: Endor
  • Yellow Egg: Disease

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Improvements to Wish List

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You've asked us for a long time for the ability to Add to Trolley from the Wish List – so today, we've delivered! Our new Wish List design also includes a slick new gallery view for easy browsing, plus a nice revision to the UX of the priority feature. We think the new Wish List is much nicer to browse, and we hope you agree!

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You may have also noticed recently that you can now move items from your Trolley back into your Wish List before entering the Checkout. This is a handy feature for when you decide now's not the right time to make a purchase, but you want to save the product for next time.

Keep your eyes peeled for new Wish List features that will be releasing later this year, including the ability to add multiple Wish Lists (for example, a private Wish List for yourself, and a public Wish List for friends and family).

Have a great weekend!

Bolt Action Painting Competition- Be in to win up to $200 of Prizes!

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We're pleased to announce our first painting competition of 2018 and this time the theme is Bolt Action!

So let's take a look at how you can take part in this great hobby event and be in to win a share of up to $200 worth of prizes…

The Categories:

  • Bolt Action Vehicle

Entries may consist of a single World War 2 era vehicle in 1/56th (28mm) scale. 1/48th or other scale models are not eligible.

  • Bolt Action Infantry Squad or Artillery Team

Entries may consist of a single infantry squad , HQ, weapons or artillery team in 1/56th (28mm) scale.

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We're on the move!

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We've outgrown our HQ in Rosedale, Auckland and this weekend we're moving to our new home about 19 km away in Millwater. This is no small task, and is expected to take us from Saturday to Wednesday, 7 February, to complete.

Here are some interesting facts about our new premises, and the move itself:

  • Our new office and warehouse is a massive 10,000 sqm
  • We estimate that we can hold a maximum of 800,000 products in it (SKU holding: 800,000)
  • The building's high-end fire suppression system requires a huge amount of water, more than the local supply can provide. We have two tanks outside that hold 1 million litres each and act as a buffer for the sprinkler system. They've been tested to output 20,000 litres per minute.
  • The building has been built with the environment in mind. The building has been built to attain green star rating of 5 and includes the following eco-friendly features: rainwater flushed toilets, rainwater garden irrigation, carpool parking, smart lighting systems to reduce our power consumption, and provisions for solar panel power in the future.
  • The move is expected to take 100 truck and trailer loads.
  • We have a huge Courier Post truck and trailer unit arriving and leaving both warehouses every 30 minutes each day for 12 hours
  • There are 4 fork lifts at each end loading and unloading the trucks
  • The move requires the use of 60,000 stickers to label the shelving

Shipping will be resumed from Wednesday, 7 February.

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Christmas in Numbers at Mighty Ape

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It's been just over a couple of weeks since Christmas and we've managed to recover from all the mania that comes with it. As always, Christmas was an incredibly busy period for us at Mighty Ape, and once again it's been another record breaking season. We've looked at a bunch of stats related to the Christmas period from November 20th to December 31st. In that time we had over 1.8 million shoppers across our Australian and New Zealand websites. Let's take a look…

If all of the products we sold over Christmas were stacked end to end they would reach 53,866 metres into the sky. That's equivalent to 174 Sydney Towers stacked on top of each other. They would reach beyond Earth's stratos­phere!

At any other time of the year we usually have about 125 staff in our office and warehouse. This almost doubled over the Christmas period, when we peaked at over 200 staff!

During our busiest hour on our busiest sales day, we were selling as many as 31 items per minute. Our warehouse monkeys were kept on their toes to get all of our Christmas orders out (close to 300 tonnes worth in total, the equivalent of 85 elephants!). The busiest day for our warehouse was Monday, 18th December where a product was being shipped out every second. Phew!

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