Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving, has become a global phenomenon. And the good news is that Canada is no exception. This shopping event, which traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, allows consumers to snag some of the year's best deals.
In recent years, many retailers have extended their Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday deals to last the entire month of November, offering great prices and discounts on a wide range of products. Video games, kitchen appliances, small appliances, cell phones, game consoles, and even phone plans are some of the biggest Black Friday deals. So, without further ado, now is a great time to get a head start on 2023's hottest deals and holiday wish list before November 24th.
Early Black Friday deals
Many retailers have started offering early Black Friday deals on select products. Early shopping allows consumers to take advantage of significant savings throughout November. For example, Amazon Canada has hundreds of early Black Friday deals. They offer significant savings on tech, home goods, beauty products, and more. Similarly, Best Buy's Early Black Friday Sale allows customers to shop early with the confidence that prices on products with “Black Friday Price Now” or “Black Friday Pricing” badges won't drop further.
Walmart Canada's Black Friday deals will be available for three weeks. They offer deep discounts on products like TVs, laptops, coffee machines, air fryers, vacuums, headphones, smartwatches, and more. The first week of sales starts online on Wednesday, November 8, and in-store on Thursday, November 9, with new deals added each following Wednesday.
The best Black Friday deals
The best Black Friday deals span a wide range of categories. These great deals range from tech and home goods to fashion and beauty. For tech enthusiasts, Amazon Canada typically offers up to 50% off on Fire TV streaming devices, JBL speakers and headphones, and Samsung monitors. Walmart Canada offers plenty of early Black Friday deals on products like the Apple Watch Ultra 49mm, 75-inch 4K UHD Roku Smart TV, and Acer Aspire 3 15.6-inch FHD Laptop.
Canadian Tire Black Friday sales offer savings on kitchen essentials, decor, and appliances. But you also have to consider that some of these items will be available in limited quantities only. Walmart Canada generally offers their lowest prices of the year on everything from home decor and major appliances to products like the Keurig K-Slim Single Serve Coffee Maker, Nespresso Vertuo Pop+ Coffee Pod Machine, Gourmia Air Fryer, and Samsung phones. You can also pick up an exclusive deal on a big-screen TV if you keep track of their top early Black Friday deals.
Fashion and beauty deals are also plentiful. For instance, Banana Republic's Holiday Preview sale offers 40% off your next purchase. In the beauty and lifestyle category, Armani Beauty offers 20% off all orders until November 11, and Lovehoney offers up to 70% off on sex toys, lingerie, and other essentials through December 4. Even Old Navy has annual sales.
Black Friday price guarantees
Best Buy Canada offers a Low Price Guarantee. They promise to match any lower price found with another retailer or authorised dealer online, in-store, or in print, before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase. This guarantee ensures that customers can shop confidently, knowing they are getting the best price without even a slight change. However, it's important to note that special sale prices, including Black Friday, Black Friday Month, Black Friday Prices Now, and Early Black Friday Sales, do not qualify for a price match.
Black Friday shopping and catching a Cyber Monday sale
Major Canadian retailers will typically have different prices. You must check Black Friday flyers and emails offering a sneak peek at each store's sales. But also be cautious; for every latest deal, you will find a product at a regular price. The purpose of this is to draw you in with the sale and then hope to cross-sell you regular products. For example, a Samsung Galaxy S phone might be one of a retailer's top deals. But phone cases, screen protectors, and extra-long charging cables may be only available at regular prices.
Also, look for promotional offers that are limited to online sales. For instance, a Nintendo Switch, gaming graphics cards, or new internet plans with extra data might offer great savings if you buy them from an online retailer. Less commonly, lenders even claim to offer the best mortgage rates during this time of year if you're in the market for a new home (check out these mortgage calculators in nesto's resource centre). Again, be cautious; you might locate special offers on the “right auto insurance plan” to save you money, but the potential monthly payments could increase after the promotional period expires.
Shopping your holiday gift guide
Online stores are a great place to start looking for affordable prices on everything from holiday decor to Apple gift cards. Online shopping is not only convenient, but it also gives you time to consider your gift list and load up your shopping cart with great gifts accordingly.
Given current high inflation, might also be the perfect time for Canadian shoppers to consider low-interest credit cards. The following are some great options to consider:
- Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card
- Tangerine World Mastercard
- National Bank ECHO Cashback Mastercard
- Neo Credit
- Rogers Bank Mastercard
Black Friday offers Canadian consumers the opportunity to save big on a wide range of products. By taking advantage of early deals, comparing prices across different retailers, and utilizing price guarantees, shoppers can ensure they are getting the best value for their money.
As always, it's essential to shop responsibly and only purchase items that you need or have been planning to buy. Happy shopping!