What Sale Are You Looking Forward To More? Boxing Day Sales Canada Or Black Friday Sales Canada?


Well, Black Friday sales and Boxing Day sales are creeping up on us.  The past few years Canada has been having more and more Black Friday sales to compete with the US, in hopes of keeping Canadian shoppers on this side of the border.  Last year the sales were great, in fact lots of them surpassed Boxing Day sales.

What sale day are you looking the most forward to?

This year there really isn’t anything that I need, so unless something really catches my eye I’m not out to shop. Then again I do want a smaller Lazy-Boy (Girl) recliner….

19 responses to “What Sale Are You Looking Forward To More? Boxing Day Sales Canada Or Black Friday Sales Canada?”

  1. Shwa Girl says:

    Two are my favourite
    – cyber Monday in Canada, after Black Friday. You can shop at yor computer, even in your PJs.
    – January “credit card due” grocery sales. Some people rack up credit card bills in December and are reluctant to spend in January.The stores have good prices on some grocery items, to entice shoppers back into the store.

  2. urouj862 says:

    i think black fridays and boxing day sales are just gimmicks they always sell out of the good stuff within hours. My fav is all the clearence sales on after the holiday season. Oh yeah and lush’s online sale isnt too bad either.

  3. KIer says:

    Agreed. January-February are months that have great clearance sales!. I wish we don’t have 13% tax is huge for us. 🙁

  4. kekes says:

    I love them all … online only though … getting too old to fight the lineups !!! lol

  5. scseward says:

    Any online sale for me!!! I did almost all my Christmas shopping online last year and plan to do the same this year. Already bought a few things from ToysRUs. Last year I heard people talking about the madness at a ToysRUs store, and I got to purchase a large doll house for my daughter, among other things, while still in my pjs!!! It’s also great that a lot of companies have free shipping.

  6. Kim says:

    I’ve never been into the Black Friday sales..I can’t stand the huge crowds! I might go on-line this year, but only if there is something that really catches my eye. There’s nothing we really need this year.

  7. jamitara says:

    I am looking forward to Black Friday sales, my husband and I took off the Thursday (American Thanksgiving) as well as Black Friday. We figured out last year some stores in the US are open on Thanksgiving with sales! We got a comp hotel room at a casino in the states for the two nights, Wednesday and Thursday so we can shop shop shop. I honestly think Black Friday (I have heard many do it on line as well) is much better then Boxing Day here in Canada. When I was a student I worked in retail and Boxing Day was huge just does not seem that way anymore.

  8. Ro says:

    I can’t wait for Black Friday’s CruCon on-line sale. I always book my cruises then because the deals are unbeatable. We went on a Baltic Sea cruise for $689 booked on Black Friday. The day after, my sister wanted to go with us and the price was $1230.

  9. BOB says:

    We’ve done Black Friday in the states for the past 4 years and I will never miss another one! Its great! If you can handle crowds then you sure can get alot of great deals. If you are not going for any BIG ticket items then you don’t have to be there first thing in the morning! Start your day at 3am and your home by 1pm becuase you’ve shopped all morning long!!

  10. Caroline says:

    Are the line-ups that big? I’m looking for a new DSLR in-store! Can’t wait!!

  11. Lynn49 says:

    We’ve been to one Black Friday in the states, and I loved it! As Bob said, if you’re not looking for big-ticket items, there’s no need to go early. We arrived at 10am, walked right in, and there were tons of sale items; lots to choose from for gifts. If we lived closer to the border I wouldn’t miss a single one!

    In the US, the Black Friday sales are listed on various sites..is it possible to have such a thread on SC for those who find such sales?

  12. moe says:

    Black Friday is on Friday, November 25, 2011. It is the 1st Friday following U.S. Thanksgiving.

    When is Cyber Monday in Canada ?

  13. Kristina says:

    When is the lush sale that was mentioned? And how much of a discount do they usually give?

  14. Trish says:

    I like boxing day sales as well as the january february clearance sales. I found last year the Canadian Black friday sales weren’t that great the prices went down more the week after the “black Friday sales”, better to go to the US for black friday you get actual savings from the retailers

  15. Ro says:

    If you are going for a big ticket item, then YES the lines are long – like around the store long. People line up outside the store well before opening times. Some even camp out over night. It is best to tandem shop. That means, one person stands in the check-out line while the other runs for the big ticket item.

  16. Caroline says:

    Would a DSLR camera be considered big ticket? Or, I guess it depends on the sale price being the defining factor if an item is ‘big ticket’!

  17. Sally says:

    I guess anything over a few hundred is a big ticket item.

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