This year’s holiday shopping season is going to look quite different with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a reality. Typically, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great way to snag tech deals signalling a month of holiday shopping rush, but with more of us shopping online from home this year, experts are anticipating a flood of packages in the mail.
The key this year: Know what you want and start early! According to Shopify, top categories for Canadian Black Friday Cyber Monday shoppers include apparel, electronics and computers, as well as toys, and more than half of Canadians plan to shop online only this Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Couriers and Canada Post alike will be working around the clock to deliver packages, and with health and safety at the top of mind, shipping may take longer than usual.
The good news is retailers like Best Buy are offering Black Friday-like deals weeks earlier, so this is a great opportunity to cross some of those big-ticket items off of your list.
Best Buy is preparing for Black Friday in-store, but also offering many great deals available online at home leading up to the shopping weekend. They are recommending customers shop early and secure deals when they see it.
They are also offering the Best Buy Black Friday Price guarantee. “If the price of one of the deals is lowered before Black Friday, Best Buy will refund the difference.” Free shipping over $35 is also available, and new this year is two-day shipping nationally and next day delivery in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
- Samsung 65” 4K QLED Smart TV$2,400
- Samsung 55″ 4K UHD HDR QLED Tizen Smart TV$1,7009
- LG 65″ 4K UHD HDR OLED webOS Smart TV$2,600
- Save up to $1,300 on select TVs
- Sony Overear Noise cancelling headphones WH1000XM3$3009
- Superfit 2.25HP 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill / Walking Pad with Bluetooth Speaker and Remote Control$540
- Blink Outdoor Wire-Free 1080p IP 3-Camera System$200
- Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop$499
- Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop$850
- Inspiron 15 7000 Laptop$900
- Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones$286
- Urbanears Baggen Connected Speaker$240
Singles Week savings are on now at Walmart, with up to 50 per cent off everything from fitness to home to fashion.
The Mobile Shop is kicking off their Black Friday promotions, running right through to the end of the month.
- Earn up to $300 worth of PC Optimum points (can include plan changes, phone upgrades, adding accessories)
- Top phones to earn points include: the Apple iPhone 11 Pro series, select Samsung Galaxy models, LG Velvet, Huawei P30
- Get a Free Whoosh! Screen Shine when you buy a PureGear screen protector
- Get 5,000 PC Optimum points on mophie Power products
Rakuten is also expected to run some Black Friday Cash Back sales leading up to the shopping weekend. Expect to find deals from all categories, but especially tech, clothing and accessories.
Prepare for enhanced Cash Back rates by signing up for an account early, and make sure to install the Rakuten Button on your browser to save at over 750 retailers!
Get on the email lists now
This is the time to get yourself on email lists. A great tip is to set up a secondary email for things like newsletters and coupons for not only Black Friday, but to also find deals year-round. Many retailers will unveil early deals and previews of door crashers to newsletter subscribers, and you want to give the websites ample time to add your email to their mailing lists so you’re the first to know of the sales worth jumping on!
Stay tuned as Yahoo Lifestyle Canada will have full coverage of deals, tips, tricks, and ways to conquer Black Friday and Cyber Monday as we gear up for a holiday season that’s like no other.