And the Winners of our Black Friday Treasure Hunt Are...


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Yarrrrr our Black Friday Treasure Hunt ended last night with a bang worthy of black beard's praise!

A total of 7,025 pirates set sail on the high seas and found at least one treasure chest. Of that, 5,199 pirates sought out all eight treasure chests. In total, a whopping 45,114 hidden treasure chests were dug up! According to black beard's parrot, the Brown treasure chest (which the link was provided) was the easiest to find, and the Yellow treasure chest was the most difficult.

For those of you who didn't find all treasures chests, here are the product pages where they were buried:

Now for the part you've all been waiting for, arrrrrrr who is the top treasure hunter of the seven seas?!

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Spot Black Beard the Monkey and WIN!

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EDIT: Wahoo, massive congrats to Roger de Laborde who has been drawn as our lucky winner 😊

Black Beard the Monkey has been spotted here at Mighty Ape HQ, and we need your help to track him down – AND you could win yourself a Sony Bravia 4K 49" TV! 🐒🏴‍☠️

Keep your eyes peeled on our Mighty Ape, Mighty Ape Games and Mighty Ape Books Facebook pages for sightings of the Black Beard Wanted Poster (pictured to the right), and then log your sighting here! Make sure to follow these pages and keep your eyes peeled.

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Mighty Ape Swings Into Top Spot In Kantar's Customer Leadership Index!


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We are thrilled to announce Mighty Ape has taken the top spot in Kantar's Customer Leadership Index for 2023!

The Kantar Customer Leadership Index comes from a survey of 2,500 New Zealanders. Participants were asked about their experience with over 60 of New Zealand’s leading brands in banking, insurance, online shopping, retail, grocery, media, entertainment, travel, telecommunications, energy, and car repair. We are so proud to have taken the top spot for customer experience over all these categories for 2023!

David Thomas, Kantar New Zealand’s Chief Commercial Officer mentioned “Mighty Ape is an inspiring example of a local brand with an absolute focus on delivering excellent customer experiences.” He called out our Jungle Express story and how our superior delivery experience contributed to our success in the index. We're so proud of Jungle Express! The service has grown quickly from a COVID-19 necessity to a sophisticated delivery service with same-day delivery in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch – 7 days a week!

We work super hard to offer the best online shopping experience for New Zealanders and that means constant improvement in our product range and how fast we can deliver! The upcoming opening of our Christchurch distribution centre marks a significant milestone for our commitment to our customers! We're looking forward to holding even more products with new levels of fast delivery across New Zealand.

Our Black Friday Treasure Hunt Is On!


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COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! See here for results!

Yaaarrr shiver me timbers! Black (beard) Friday is upon us! It's long been rumoured that Mighty Ape is home to many treasure chests. Blackbeard himself has set his sights on finding them. Help him find the treasure chests and there may be a little something in there for you!

Seek out the treasure chests and you'll get the chance to WIN the ultimate treasure of all – a $1000 Shopping Spree with Mighty Ape! Plus, we've got two runner-up prizes which includes a NANOLEAF Matter Lightstrip Smarter Kit with a 4D Screen Mirror Lightstrip bundle, and a NANOLEAF 15 Panel Light Kit!

There arrrr 8 hidden treasure chests around our site. They look like this (pictured) and they've been sneakily buried at the bottom of 8 product pages. You're going to need to use your pirate intuition to find all 8 treasure chests to go in the draw for the prizes aye aye?!

You'll find treasure chests in the following departments – Games, Electronics, Books, Toys, Music, Board Games & Puzzles, Movies and Collectibles.

To make the Treasure Hunt a little easier, Blackbeard has generously provided eight handy clues to help you locate them!

If you are new to our Treasure Hunts and would like a head start we’ve provided a link to the Brown treasure chest solution below – open the link, scroll to the bottom of the product page, and then click on the treasure chest at which point it'll open, indicating that you've found it. This will help to give you a feel for how our clues relate to the products and where to look to find them.

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Win a Fantastical 151 Pokemon TCG Prize Pack!


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In celebration of the latest release from the Pokemon Trading Card Game – Scarlet & Violet: Paradox Rift, we have a fantastical Prize Pack featuring products from the massively popular and mostly sold-out Pokemon TCG – 151 Collection!

The Pokemon TCG – 151 Collection is a special expansion featuring all 151 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region as cards refreshed with gameplay mechanics from the Scarlet & Violet Series.

Purchase any “Eligible Pokemon Products”: and you'll be in the draw to win this fantastical Pokemon TCG Prize Pack!

Pokemon TCG: 151 Collection – Prize Pack includes:

This prize pack is worth a staggering $623.93 RRP!! (N­ZD)

Good luck to everyone!

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Thursday Night Trading Card Games at Mighty Ape!


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Are you a fan of Trading Card Games? Well, guess what? Mighty Ape has an exciting treat for you this November – introducing TCG Thursday! Every Thursday this month, we've got your TCG fix covered.

Join us from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM and immerse yourself in the world of trading card games. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, it's the perfect opportunity to have a blast. Bring your own deck or try out some of the amazing options we have available in-store.

It's not just about playing games; it's about building connections too. TCG Thursday is a fantastic way to learn new games and share your favourite strategies, and who knows, you might even make some new friends who share your passion for TCGs!

For those of you who are a bit more competitive, we've got something special in store for you. We'll have Tournaments on Demand for players who want to test their skills and prove their mettle in the world of trading card games.

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LEGO: What's to come in October 2023!

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Here is our monthly “LEGO – What's to come…” blog!

What is this, you ask? Each month we will be posting a blog to show off LEGO's releases for the following month! Here you will be able to see what's coming, gain access to early product page links, and even add products to your Wish List so that you are emailed as soon as they release or arrive at Mighty Ape!

So what are you waiting for!? Check out the latest upcoming releases from LEGO in October 2023 right now!

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Māori Language Week at Mighty Ape


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Ngā mihi nui. Ko tēnei Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. It's Māori Language Week and at Mighty Ape we are marking the occasion in several ways.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) presents us with a challenge to increase our use of the reo (language) and we're happy to accept the wero (challenge). So in the spirit of that you will notice some more kupu Māori (Māori words) on our Pukamata (Facebook), Pae Tīhau (Twitter), and īmēra (emails) this week.

We have also added some bilingual signage around the workplace to familiarise our team with more kupu Māori and are encouraging them to brush up on their reo Māori and incorporate it into their mahi (work) and kōrerorero (conversations).

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