Gift Cards On Sale At Best Buy

Bestbuy Canada is selling a $60 iTunesicon gift card multi-pack for $55 at their stores, starting today.

The multi-card pack includes four $15 gift cards and this offer will be available until December 24th, 2012. But unfortunately these are not available to purchase online from Bestbuy Canada.

You can send gift cards from iTunesicon itself though.

Arrested Development News For Canadians

It appears that we will get the new season of this television comedy on Netflix in Canada after all.

Filming on Season 4 begun in August this year and new episodes are scheduled to air in 2013.

Madness Free Black Friday

Though Black Friday is recent to Canada it has been a tradition in our media to review the many videos of the insanity happening down south.

Most Canadians usually watch these, amazed and confused as to why this madness happens, especially since the commercialization of the internet.

The last time I stood in line for hours for a sale was in the early 2000’s, on boxing day. And I eventually got what I wanted later on in the day, when the stores where less busy.

These days I usually spend my boxing days surfing for deals instead. And today I’ve found a few online at the stores I had listed in a blog entry yesterday night.

I also browsed some of the American sites, calculator at hand, to find deals there on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays.

The major drawback in ordering from the States is that their shipping and handling fees are high and they rarely offer free shipping to Canadians. But sometimes the reduction in price offsets the shipping and handling costs, making a purchase worthwhile.

I’ve taken advantage of deep discounts from Alibrisicon,, Barnes & Nobleicon, J&R Computer/Music Worldicon and The Space Store numerous times, generally for purchases valued at $20 to maximize the savings.

Purchases valued at under $20 are not subject to duties and taxes. And this is quite important if your purchase is being shipped to you via a courier like UPS, whose customs brokering fees can gobble up some of those savings.

If your order’s value is higher than $20 I recommend that you try to have it shipped to you by the United States Postal Service, that way the customs broker will be Canada Post. This reduces the costs considerably.

Another option would be to order from the U.K , from companies like Alibris UKicon, Amazon UK, and , whose postage fees are more reasonable because they use Royal Mail. And Royal Mail parcels are also handled by Canada Post.

You will of course note that many DVDs and blu-rays sold in the U.K are incompatible with our equipment. Region 2 DVDs and Region B Blu-Rays are not compatible whilst Region Free DVDs and Blu-Rays are. And these companies do sell the occasional Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-ray, which are the formats that are common to North America.

BTW, our dollar is stronger than the American dollar at the moment and a pound is approximately 60 cents higher than the Canadian dollar at the moment, not including the credit card foreign currency fee.

Black Friday in Canada Confirmations

So the Canadian retailers I’ve confirmed are :

It’s also made its way to Europe – Amazon UK have been offering Black Friday deals all week and Amazon France will have a Cyber Monday event.

Black Friday Week In Canada ?

Yesterday I happen to go shopping at my local Real Canadian Superstore when I was handed a flyer saying they were having a Black Friday sale. So now I’m on the hunt to find other Canadian retailers that have decided to follow this American tradition, for some deals.

It appears that I’ve just missed an early Black Friday sale at Tiger Direct Canadaicon but I’m guessing they will probably have a sale on the day itself, or perhaps a sale through-out the week. are running banners advertising their Black Friday Week deals on Cameras, Computers, Computer Accessories, Watches, Blu-Rays and DVDs. But nothing pops up on yet. I guess I’ll need to keep an eye on their Deals Store this morning. Or is their Holiday Markdowns page their version of the Black Friday Week sale ?

Sears Canada is currently running their own version of Black Friday week up to midnight Tuesday so they could be planning on having an official Black Friday sale.

Bestbuy and Future Shop are not having Black Friday week sales but keeping their best deals for next weekend. Details can be obtained by subscribing to their newsletter. are offering discounts on weekends through-out “Black November”. And though not officially calling their specials a Black Friday sale like their American counterpart, iNetVideo Canada appears to be offering similar deals on blu-rays and DVDs (Click Here to shop Now!). and are only offering free shipping for now but they may do something on Friday.

In regards to holiday cards and calendars, Personalized Calendars are 50% off at Vistaprint until the 30th. It also appears that Zazzle Canada are also going to offer deals on their products this week.

Rexall Pharmaplus Coupon

A coupon for $5 off a $25 iTunesicon gift card can be found on some Rexall Pharmaplus flyers.

Valid from November 2nd to November 15th, this coupon is only redeemable from print flyers so check your mailbox or local store for a copy. Click here to locate your nearest store.