Roots Canada Shopping Haul and Giveaway



Joseph Sims & Jennifer Gibson

That’s right! The two of you will be getting a $50 gift certificate for Roots Canada. Joseph will be receiving a promo code to use online since he is outside of Canada.

I’d like to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who entered this giveaway.

Please stay tuned as I have another giveaway coming up shortly…and even more in the near future….BIG ONES!

Whenever I’m packing for a trip, I only bring apparel that I can rely on for comfort, quality and style.  Each item I bring should also be easy to wash and dry.  After all, it’s never nice shoving a wet and smelly sweater in your bag because it’s taking too long to dry, and you need to continue on your adventure.

Believe it or not, it’s quite difficult to find clothing that meets all three of my requests.  Since I try to travel with only a carry-on, I don’t bring many articles of clothing with me.  Therefore, I tend to wear the same things over and over again.  For this reason, I have gone through a lot of clothing due to the material wearing out and leaving holes in unexpected places.


One day, a friend of mine was raving about her new track pants that she bought at Roots Canada.  At the time I didn’t own anything Roots, but her excitement over a pair of track pants intrigued me.  I decided to try on a pair for myself to see what the whole rave was about.  Once I slipped into those pants, I knew there was no turning back.  I had never felt so comfortable in any item of clothing in my life.  It has been one year since my purchase, and those track pants have had quite the adventure around the world.  From hiking to sleeping, I have worn them on nearly a daily basis for the past twelve months and they are as good as new.

So, where am I going with this you ask?  Well, I want you to experience slipping into a pair of Roots track pants for yourself.  I am giving one lucky reader/viewer a chance to win a $50 gift card to Roots Canada so you can purchase a pair of track pants or whatever your heart desires for your next trip.  If I haven’t already convinced you as to why you need an article from Roots Canada, the video above will seal the deal!


In order to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Roots Canada, you’ll need to do the following:

1. Like Hopscotch the Globe on Facebook and Subscribe on YouTube.

2. Head on over to Roots Canada buy clicking this link, and tell me below what you’d purchase with your $50 gift card.

3. Post ONE of the following status updates on your Facebook Wall or Twitter Feed:

Facebook Post:  I just entered @Hopscotch the Globe @Roots Canada Giveaway! #HTGRootsGiveaway

Twitter Post:  I just entered @HTGlobe @RootsCanada Giveaway! #HTGRootsGiveaway

That’s it! Easy, peasy!  The winner will be chosen at random on July 30th, 2013.



Good luck and happy travels!

Kristen xoxo




Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.



  1. Megan Bailey Barnecutt
    July 30, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    I’d use it towards a new purse – you can never have to many purses!

  2. Andrew P
    July 29, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    1. Liked Hopscotch the Globe on Facebook (Andrew Pham) and Subscribed on YouTube (Andrew Pham)

    2. I’d most likely spend it towards a new wallet (i.e Mns Slimfold W/removable Flap)

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  3. Kimberly Wint
    July 29, 2013 / 3:19 am

    Hey girl! I would buy the salt and pepper crew neck sweater! 🙂 cute and comfy

  4. July 29, 2013 / 2:39 am

    About 10 years ago I worked at a gift store in the Edmonton International Airport, and we sold some Roots stuff. One of the items was a zip-up fleece sweater, which I ended up getting for Christmas. It’s seriously the most comfortable, and amazing sweater ever. I still wear it 10 years later, so I can definitely attest to the good quality that Roots has. I checked the website and sadly I don’t think they make that sweater anymore (I’d get another one if I could), but I would invest in the Macgraw Cargo Tunic if I won. It’s cute and it looks like it would be great for travel, and every day wear as well.
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  5. Jennifer C.
    July 29, 2013 / 2:12 am

    I would get 2 of the “Parks Tees” because they are so cool! My favourite colours are: “Golden Gael” & “Cobalt Blue!” 🙂

  6. Lynn Mathieu
    July 28, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    I would buy 2 Kb Morrison Ringer Ls Tee’s for my boys!
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  7. July 28, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Original Sweatpants Grey with Pockets!! 🙂 I’m dying for a pair 🙂

  8. Donna L
    July 28, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    I love their leather, next item on my wish list is the large hobo tribe bag!

  9. July 28, 2013 / 5:47 am

    Hey girl! Loving the videos, miss you from rehearsals, nice to get to see you every week still! lol So I’mma get in on this giveaway action. I’ve been obsessed with the Roots Western Riding Boot for like, three years now. They’re gorgeous, but pricey. So I’ve decided to start saving up and treating myself, finally. A giftcard could certainly help! Keep up the good work girl! Happy traveling!!

  10. Velle
    July 28, 2013 / 4:04 am

    I would buy the Juneau cardigan,
    Breton mesh hoodie and one of the cropped sweatpants if I won the gift certificate!

  11. Lina
    July 27, 2013 / 3:40 pm

    Well, I think it’d make sense to get my first pair of Roots sweatpants! I think I’d go for either the Varsity Sweatpant or a colourful pair of Vintage Pocket Sweatpant. Thanks 🙂

  12. Jess
    July 26, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    I’d purchase the ladies bon bon purple watch, handy for travelling!

  13. Sarah
    July 26, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    I would get so many track pants from there omg I love there track pants I would also get some of there comfy socks a bag from there and the love tee and the Canada crew sweater !!!!!

  14. Meredith Krangle
    July 26, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    I love the Sidney Jacket. So versatile.

  15. Samantha Coram
    July 25, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    What wouldn’t I buy? lol, no but really, I am in love with their clothes, and it would probably be a hard choice for me, just like it was for you. It would be a hard choice between track pants, tank tops and Hoodies, oh god how I love their hoodies.

  16. July 24, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    Totally need to replace and upgrade to the larger of my favourite travel accessories. Roots Original Flat Bags – I have totally worn out my other one and has been an amazing addition to what I bring on any kind of travel I do including my retreats. I would totally want to purchase the Venetian Village Bag in their Vintage Tribe Leather…goes with everything and looks even better after many trips around the globe and screams I’m Canadian!,default,pd.html?navid=xsellYMAL

  17. Anna
    July 24, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Hey Kristen!

    As I am the proudest Canadian you will ever meet I would definitely need something with a big CANADA on it! I’m thinking either the Red Canada Full Zip Hoody or Gray Canada Award Jacket! Heck! With a $50 gift card I would basically be getting one half off so I’d go for both! HAPPY TRAVELS!

  18. Megan
    July 24, 2013 / 4:50 am

    I love Roots, great brand and lots of Canada gear. If I won and even if I don’t, I think my next purchase would be the Juneau dress.

  19. Rina You
    July 24, 2013 / 3:19 am

    Hey Kristen, I have that leather backpack and it is awesome 🙂
    I would love a hoodie that says “Canada” on it and bring it with me to Jamaica this August!!

  20. July 24, 2013 / 1:11 am

    I loved that simple grey dress you had on, it looked beautiful comfortable and stylish. I’m planning a trip through europe and south east asia in 2014 and that would be an ideal dress to bring. Ah much love to your videos Kristen!

  21. July 24, 2013 / 12:23 am

    I’d definitely get the vintage athletics ringer tee, or the crop sweatpants! Love them so much! Both would be super comfortable yet still could be worn about without looking too shabby!

  22. Laila
    July 23, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    If I win, With my $50 gift card, I would probably buy the Trail Hoody in red because I LOVE stripes! Either that or I would spend some extra money and buy the Canada Awards Jacket in Gray because my cousin lives in Canada!

  23. July 23, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Love the fact your doing a giveaway that’s great! If I won I would probably buy a couple of T-shirts or tanks or maybe sweatpants because you can never have too many!

  24. July 23, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    What a great giveaway:)
    Weeell, I`d buy essential legging for 20$ and white Canada Stripe Baseball Cap for 24$!

  25. Rebecca
    July 23, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    I would get the Callaghan Jersey Hoody in white, so I can stay warm when I go to Europe this winter…Canadian style

  26. MALIHA
    July 23, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Love Roots Canada! Wow! After viewing the website, the choices are endless but If I won, I’d purchase those ever so comfy varsity track pants with pockets…. for my next long flight in October:)


  27. July 23, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    Everything that you got is so awesome! I love that dress! I would get a Track Capri Fz Hoody because it looks so comfy!

  28. July 23, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    I would most definitely get a sweatshirt that’s on sale, maybe the Kingston Fz Hoody!

  29. July 23, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Heyy Kristen, I’ve never owned anything from roots because though it is good it is alittle bit pricey, but if i were to win i would buy a nice Roots hoodie that will represent that i am Canadian everywhere I go

  30. July 23, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    If I were to win, I’d use the gift card money towards getting the “Canada Full Zip Hoody” because hoodies are the absolute best thing on a flight!

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