If you’re a parent of small children or have kids on your gift list, you should check out the Black Friday Sale at Sears Canada. In the past, the retail chain hasn’t participated in the November shopping event. This year they’ve jumped in head first with 25% off all toys. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to the offer, with everything from Lego, to dolls and large playsets included.
For girls, we spotted Collector Barbies for under $40, while Dora the Explorer play tents have been dropped down to just $16. If you have boys on the list, there is a full selection of Hot Wheels tracks priced between $20 and $40, so you should be able to find a good bargain.
When the biggest toy franchise in the world says that it will slash prices this Black Friday, it’s bound to be something worth looking into. That is just what Canadian customers did at the Black Friday sales at Toys R Us in 2011. Canadian citizens looking for Black Friday hours were more than pleasantly surprised when they opened their Black Friday flyers for Toys R Us and saw what their baby boys were screaming for every holiday season at half the original price.
Some of the most popular toys on offer at one of the world’s biggest shopping season included the Ultimate Optimus Prime action figure from the Transformers franchise and the movie spinoff. The toy was promoted for children between ages 5 or up and was being sold at $47.99 apiece.
Canadian families clutching Black Friday flyers shopped in droves at the retail giant Canadian Tire in 2011. And what gets parents all up about at 5 in the morning to take part in one of the most anticipated shopping event ever? It’s their children.
Business was good for the popular Canadian brand in 2011. People lined up for the chance to save a few dollars as the brand had slashed prices on some of the most sought after items. Most items came for 50% less than their original price like the Operation Buzz Lightyear board game from the popular Toy Story franchise that flew off the shelves at $9.99. Consumers also had a choice of selecting other toys in this range like Barbie doll with fashions, Littlest Pet Shop collectibles in 3-pack and 4-pack Tonka Tough trucks.
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…)
In 2011, Wal-Mart Black Friday pulled in the Canadian shoppers like never before. Although the day after Thanksgiving may not be as well-known of a holiday as its American counterpart, it was a hit in 2011 and will begin to garner more shoppers each year. Some retailers in Canada, such as Wal-Mart, advertised for this day for the first time ever. Now Canadian pre-season Christmas shoppers who are eager to get most of their shopping done before December arrives won’t have to cross the border to get in on the sale action!