Well, you’ve got to hand it to them: Canadian retailers are not going down without a fight. This year there are a record number of Black Friday sales and for the first time ever there are an increasing number of Black Friday Week sales. Canadian retailers are rising up against their United States competition and sending a clear message: “Canadians will stay home this year on Black Friday”.
However, we would not be very smart here at Smart Canucks if we didn’t alert you to the fact that not all of the Canadian Black Friday deals are all that great. Please be aware that although the retailers will come at you with flashy signs and midnight madness, there are still better deals found south of the border. I am certainly not encouraging people to ignore the sales found right here at home. In fact, I highly suggest people search for deals in Canada first and then compare them to those found in the US. If the better deal is in your own backyard, by all means shop to your hearts content and support the Canadian economy. However, if the Black Friday deals in the USA can’t be beat, then go and save yourself a loonie. Bottom line: be a smart and savvy shopper. Do your research and stretch your dollar. Oh, and remember to have fun!
Do you plan on shopping in Canada this Black Friday? Or will you go where the better deal is (even if it means crossing the 49th parallel?)