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Canadian Retailers Are Doing Everything They Can To Keep You At Home On Black Friday (Or Should I Say Black Friday Week?)

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 …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Do You Report Shoplifting?

Other / Canada 15 comments

Shoplifting is nothing new.  It has been around since humans started offering goods for some kind of compensation.  Although the “young kid pocketing a CD” is the stereotype of your typical shoplifter, this is far from the truth.  Shoplifters come in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes they are even the people behind the counter. Yes, it appears …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Do You Think Paper Coupons Are A Thing Of The Past?

My daughter’s school announced in their paper newsletter that they will no longer be offering, well, paper newsletters.  In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the school has decided the newsletter will only be offered on their website.  My first reaction was “Whaaaat?” and then I quickly decided it was a good idea.  Why not? …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: When Does Stockpiling Become Hoarding?

Other / Canada 19 comments

A topic raised in our last Canadian Quick Question (regarding deal limits) was hoarding.  A few of our SC readers commented that people who clear the shelves are “hoarders”.  There is a fine line between stockpiling and hoarding and it appears that line is different for everyone.  Some feel people are hoarders when they take …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: What Do You Think Is An Acceptable “Deal Limit”?

My previous Canadian Quick Question addressed the rights retailers have to cancel exceptionally good deals before their expiration date.  In that article I mentioned that “There are a slew of reasons why a retailer cancels promotions before they are over.  They run out of stock, the deal was an error (printed incorrectly in a flyer …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Do You Think Retailers Should Have The Right To Cancel Sales/Promotions?

Other / Canada 32 comments

Amongst the ho-hum of everyday average deals, there is always a few that stand out in the crowd.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  The promotions that blow up Twitter feeds, Facebook “Likes” and deals blogs.  The deals that make you read the fine print twice just make sure you’re not seeing things.  A …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Where Do Your Children Go Trick-Or-Treating?

It is the day before Halloween and the stores are jam-packed with last minute shoppers.  People are running about trying to find more candy, the all-important pumpkin or “one more thing” for their child’s costume.  The till tape is flying as stores try to push out the last of their Halloween merchandise.  However, behind the scenes …Read More

Canadian Contests: Inadequate Skill Tests

I have been recently doing a bit of research on the laws behind contests in Canada.  After pages of “legalise”, I came across a question and answer section designed for Joe Public.  In layman’s terms, it outlined the difference between an adequate and inadequate skill test.  According to the Competition Bureau of Canada: The following …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Where Do You Prefer To Shop? In Store Or Online?

Other / Canada 5 comments

The weather has taken a turn for the worse across most of Canada and many of us are instinctively starting to hibernate.  Casual, long summer walks seem like years ago as we look out our windows at howling winds, driving snow and a biting temperatures that freeze your eyelashes shut.  Yes folks, winter is upon us …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: Do You Enter Contests?

I have subscribed to a number of store newsletters over the past couple of years to find out great deals in record time.  After all, it is my job to bring you the latest sales, freebies or coupons!  It is not uncommon for me to open my Inbox and find 50 or 60+ emails every …Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada! What Are You Thankful For This Year?

Other / Canada 4 comments

  Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada!  It is that time of year to get together with family and friends to enjoy a fantastic meal, good company and maybe even a football game.  Although today (Monday) is the actual holiday, many of you may have already celebrated with your loved ones and are traveling back home for …Read More

Canadian Quick Question: What Do You Think Of “Savings Passes” Or “Savings Cards”?

The latest trend among retailers is to offer store credit in the form of gift cards or bonus points when you spend a certain amount of money at the store.  It is not uncommon to see “spend $100, get a $25 savings card!” or some other catchy title splashed across a flyer or sign.  Sometimes …Read More


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