Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Week

The deals continue at the major online retailers, like Amazon.ca, Best Buy Canada, Chapters / Indigo, Microsoft Canadaicon, Newegg Canadaicon, The Source, etc. But don’t forget to visit the smaller chains like Archambault and Sunrise Records, and your local record store sites. They’ve got deep discounts as well.

In Ottawa, my go-to records stores are Legend Records, The Odds & Sods Shop, Turning Point and Sunrise Records and I’m hoping to browse the stores along Bank Street shortly after the pandemic is addressed, including the new location for Vertigo Records, a store I used to visit on Rideau street.

Whenever I’m in Montreal I try to drop by at the Archambault store at Berri and St. Catherine Est and nearby records stores on Berri and Saint-Denis, like Beatnick Records and Disques Sonik. But it’s been a while and many stores on those streets may have moved or closed since I visited five or so years back, unfortunately.

By the way, Nord VPN, ESET North America, Kaspersky Canada, Intego Antivirus, and VIPRE Antivirus are offering deep discounts on their services as well, in case you were looking to secure your computers and devices.

Have a safe Cyber Monday week.

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It’s Black Friday

The day has come and I thought I’d discuss my go-to places for certain goods in this entry, beyond the miscellaneous, general goods sites like Amazon.ca, Bestbuy.ca and Newegg Canadaicon.

There’s always an opportunity to do some comparison shopping when it comes to certain goods today and through the weekend into Cyber Monday, so I tend to visit multiple stores to find the best deals, including some American and European retailers, although you need to account for the exchange rates and possible shipping and customs fees for the later if it’s valued at over $20 Canadian.

I’ve personally saved on Vinyl Records, Blu-rays, DVDs, compact discs, sheet music and books ordered from American retailers Amazon.com, Alibrisicon, ArkivMusic, Barnes & Noble and Sheet Music Plus and European retailers Amazon U.k, Amazon France and Alibris U.k.icon so you might want to shop around; Sheet Music Plus is currently offering 15% off orders over US$50 and 20% off orders over $100 whilst Barnes & Noble is offering 10% Off Your Online Order until December 1st with the BLKFRI coupon code.

If you’re looking for musical instruments and accessories you might want to browse the Long & Mcquade site or pop on by one of their local Canadian stores. And you can also do some comparison shopping on American sites like GuitarCenter.com, Musician’s Friend and Woodwind and Brasswind, who also ship to Canada.

All three of these American retailers are offering discounts; Guitar Center is offering a 15% discount on orders over US$199 today using code FRIDAY15 and on Cyber Monday using discount code CYBER15. Musician’s Friend is offering 10% off orders US$49+ and 15% off orders US$99+ with coupon code BLACKFRI19 until November 20th. And Woodwind and Brasswind is offering a 20% discount on purchases over US$99 with coupon code BF2019.

If you’re looking for miscellaneous cables, television mounts, adapters and audio accessories, you might want to browse primecables.ca for both deals on these products and a 20% discount using coupon code BF2019, which will be valid until 11:59 pm tonight (11/29) on this site and the other Shoppers+ sites (123ink.ca and living.ca). And Sonos Canada is currently discounting their home theatre speakers by 20% so you might want to check them out.

In regards to memorabilia, you could drop by at your local Indigo store for some in-store discounts on Lego, DC and Marvel merchandise and possibly visit them online for discounts on some toys. But U.S based EntertainmentEarth.com is having major discounts this weekend and Diecast Model Warehouse is offering a 10% discount on their models with coupon code CYBERMONDAY. And deals can also be had at Toys-R-Us Canada (from 15% to 60% off) and samkoandmikotoywarehouse.com (25% with coupon code: thebigsave25).

You might also consider visiting your local record stores, some of which will also open early today to offer rare, exclusive and discounted compacts discs, vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-rays and music memorabilia in celebration of the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day.

Details on what is being made available and what stores are participating can be found on the official Record Store Day Canada web site, by clicking here.

Hope this information helps you find some good deals today. And if I think of anything else today, I’ll update this entry.

Enjoy.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday vs Boxing Day

It appears that the Good Friday and Cyber Monday sales may be winning over Boxing Day sales in Canada and the U.k. But if you’re looking for Christmas merchandise and deep discounts on electronics, the later may be preferable.

Basically, people are using Black Friday and Cyber Monday to score gifts and Boxing Day for personal purchases, sweets and impulse purchases of overstock products.

I’ve personally stocked up on chocolates using my Canadian Tire money and Optimum Points at Shopper’s Drug Mart because nothing beats free, discounted chocolates. And I also for deep discounted Christmas themed air fresheners free using loyalty programs cause I own a cat and I happen to like pine and cinnamon/gingerbread. 🙂

The boxing day sales are all week on Amazon.ca and Indigo so i’m keeping an eye out for stuff I might need in the new year. And the dollar’s stronger so I’m also looking at the year end deals are available on Amazon.com.

I’ve already imported what I wanted from the U.k, the Deluxe version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango In The Night“. But decided to wait for the 30th Anniversary boxed set of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” and Queen’s “News Of The World” 40th anniversary boxed set. I’m hoping to score those later, hopefully during one of these sales.

I’ve also just run into this whilst browsing today, which is incredibly tempting regardless of the fact that I pretty much already have everything that’s included on this boxed set.

Decisions. Decisions.

Cyber Monday

Looking through the Cyber Monday sales there still appears to be a few good deals to be had from Amazon.ca, its international counterparts, Best Buy Canada, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, NewEgg Canada, Second Spin, Sonos Canada and other retailers listed on my previous blog entry so i’ll be busy shopping around today.

I’ve already found a significant drop in price for the Deluxe version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango In The Night” and will be keeping my eye out for other deals. 🙂

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Cyber Monday Week Offers

Several retailers have extended their offers :

New and Used Book and media retailer Alibrisicon is offering discounts until midnight, tonight.

Amazon.ca and Amazon.com will be offering deals until midnight Friday.

Best Buy Canada is also extending their sales until Friday. And don’t forget to use Visa Checkout to save $10 on orders over $100.

Chapters is offering 15% off select regular price items with code 15GIFT.

American retailer EntertainmentEarth.com has multiple offers including deals on their Top 12 most popular items.

Microsoft Store Canadaicon is offering discounts on many of their products and free shipping until Friday.

Sears Canada is currently offering discounts on select merchandise until December 7th. $20 off $100 or $50 off $200.

American retailer Second Spinicon is offering $5 shipping to Canadian Addresses until December 4th, 2016.

Early November Sales

It looks like some online retailers are not waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to offer deep discounts :

New and used book retailer Alibris is offering the following offer : Receive $5 off $60 with code 5OFF, valid 11/16-11/30

Amazon.ca and Amazon.com are offering deals every day so don’t forget to add items to your wish lists and watch your email for deals on these items. And yes, Amazon.ca does offer free shipping on eligible orders over $35 and Amazon Prime members in Toronto and Vancouver can get free same day delivery on eligible items now.

chapters.indigo.ca is offering a 25% discount on eligible toy purchases of over $50 until November 6th. A free shipping offer is also available on eligible purchases of over $25.

Hudson’s Bay is also offering discounts on electronics and toys until November 6th. Use coupon code SUPER to obtain a 15% discount (20% discount for Hudson’s Bay credit card members). But free shipping is only offered on orders of $45 or more to Hudson’s Bay credit card holders. Other customers must surpass $99 to obtain free shipping.

Microsoft Canadaicon has several deals up and offers free ground shipping on qualifying items to most Canadian addresses. And yes, they do sell games, phones, and of all things, the Raspberry Pi 3icon.

Newegg.ca and Paypal are offering $25 discounts on eligible purchases of $200 or more until Midnight PST on November 7th, 2016. Just use PAYPALNOV25 as a coupon code and pay using your Paypal account. Click here for details. And you’ll note that this company also offer subscriptions to a program to ship qualified purchases for free. It’s called Newegg Premier.

Sears Canada is offering multiple discounts on electronics and toys until November 9th, 2016 ; $20 off eligible purchases over $100 if you use coupon code GIFT20 and $50 off eligible purchases over $200 if you use coupon code GIFT50. Click here for details.

American new and used music and film retailer Second Spin is offering the following deal : 25% Off CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray & Games at Second Spin code=NOV25SP Starts 11/1 Ends 11/7 .

By the way, to offer free same day deliveries to more Amazon Prime members, Amazon would likely need to build more fulfillment centres in or near the other major metropolitan areas in Canada.

They just happened to have fulfillment centres within the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver areas and that’s why members in those areas are able to take advantage of the free same day shipping offer.

I don’t think they will expand free same day deliveries elsewhere in Canada anytime soon, unless they decide to open a fulfillment centre in or near Mirabel (to service Montreal and Ottawa/Gatineau) and/or Red Deer (to service Calgary and Edmonton).