We’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether or not Canadian Tire is having a Black Friday sale and the answer is YES!
Not only is this Canadian staple having a Black Friday sale, they’re having a 3 day event. If you’re planning on shopping on Friday or Saturday, Canadian Tire has indicated that their stores will open two hours earlier. This means the savings start at 7 AM.
Black Friday doesn’t have to be all about gadgets. Reitmans Canada has announced their 4 day Black Friday sale and it is a good one.
Using the coupon code ‘NOV2012′ shoppers can save up to $50 on their total purchase. The coupon is tiered based on the total amount spent by the time you reach the checkout. If you spend $100 you will receive $15 off, $150 gets you a $30 savings and $200 gets you the full $50 discount. Shipping is also free on orders over $100, so there is one thing to deter you. As far as we can tell, the coupon is valid on both regular price and sale items throughout the website.
Black Friday is an American invention. In our previous post we wondered aloud whether or not Canadians are going to care about Black Friday. So far it’s hard to tell.
This article indicates that Ottawa malls will be opening earlier and staying open later in a bid to compete with US stores, but it is unclear whether or not they’ll be able to go toe to toe on what matters: price. Commenter “Bob G” responded to the article with this:
These Ottawa malls will have to do alot more than extend hours to stop me from heading south to get some great deals. If they want my dollar, make it worth my while and give great prices…
Black Friday sales, even the term itself sends a ripple of anxious anticipation down your spine. Occurring before all of the Thanksgiving leftovers are finished, the auspicious shopping holiday is enjoyed by Canadian families hoping to get their hands on the most popular girl toys at half the price at Toys R Us, the biggest and most popular toy supllier in the Western world.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and retailers are already reinforcing their doors for the Black Friday sales that will be sure to follow at retailers like EB Games. Most Canadian residents are anticipating low prices on some of the most popular gaming consoles around like the PlayStation 3, PSP and the Xbox 360 especially when the platforms flew off the shelves at half of their original price last year after Thanksgiving.
Last year’s sales at EB Games were worth looking forward to with consoles saving gamers young and old as much as $99 while supplies lasted. The fact that popular PS3 titles were being offered at budget friendly rates was also what made gaming enthusiasts leap for joy.
Some refurbished consoles were also available at lower prices like the Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL and Nintendo DS LITE which were being sold for $99, $79, $59 respectively. (more…)
Parents couldn’t have been happier last year when Old Navy Black Friday came to Canada. The household name, which advertises itself as a store that has clothes for the whole family, indeed has a huge variety of stuff for kids and even babies. They called it their “Gobble Palooza,” starting sales from when the store opened at midnight on Friday and continuing them for three days. This unofficial holiday is vital to many people that need to get the best prices on holiday presents.
A shopping sensation that swept the Canadian nation last year was Old Navy Black Friday, which arrived the day after Thanksgiving. This shopping holiday is meant for people to get a head start on their Christmas and holiday shopping so they can avoid last minute rushes on Christmas Eve. It also boasts some of the biggest dips in prices ever, which is great for people who have a lot of others to shop for and big families. Old Navy is one of those stores that already has super low prices, so their Black Friday sales make their clothes even more affordable.
Best Buy is a store that really knows what it’s talking about when it comes to entertainment, and they had some of the best sales ever in 2011 for their Best Buy Black Friday. After all, they sell just about every electronic imaginable, entire entertainment and theatre systems, games, DVDs, CDs, DVD players, speakers and headphones, and the hugely popular Blu-Ray systems. In Canada, the day after Thanksgiving is just beginning to become some die-hard shoppers’ favorite shopping day because of all of the money they can save.
We’ve officially entered the second half of 2012 and while you may not want to think about it in the summer sun, Christmas will be here sooner than you think. Many Canadians are early birds and will complete their shopping online. Deal days such as Cyber Monday are quickly becoming an easy way for consumer to get big ticket items at a fraction of the cost.
Before making any bold predictions, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane and see what bargains were big on Cyber Monday last year. As always, electronics were a hot seller during the 2011 sale. This 16 megapixel Fujifilm camera was a fast seller. Considering the price was reduced by nearly 50%, it had to be hard for any camera shopper to turn down the opportunity.
Computers, laptops and accessories were also on at firesale prices. This Logitec wireless keyboard was reduced by 40%, making it easy for anyone with sixty dollars to make the jump into the cord free era. Given the overall demand for these types of products tends to stay steady or increase, we’re predicting these types of deals will pop up again for Cyber Monday in 2012.