It’s no surprise that the biggest American Shopping day is right around the corner. It’s like Boxing Day to our Southern Neighbours, PLUS it’s kindof the “official” Countdown to Christmas and Christmas shopping time!!!
I know many Canadians are taking time off work, packing up their cars and heading South of the Border for the weekend. Is driving there really worth it?
I was doing some research over the weekend and there are Canadian Stores participating in Black Friday – or some American Stores participating online and will ship!
1 – Best Buy (Rumour has it if you are a Harry Potter Fan the new movie is being released for $6.99)
2 – Sears (some appliances are going to be 50% off!)
3 – Amazon.com (Some new releases are on sale for 80$ off and you can buy online and it will ship to you!)
4 – Toys R’ Us (Opening at 9pm on Thursday and having the midnight madness sale!)
5 – Walmart (electronics galore!)
Moral of the story is – by the time you gas up the car, drive to the border (sit in the giant line up to cross the border), pay for food, more gas, etc. Etc. It looks like it’s much cheaper to just stay at home and do some good old shopping in your own backyard.
Above all – whether you are taking the trip across the border or staying in Canada to get your shopping done – make sure you don’t over spend. I heard on the radio that the average Canadian will be spending $663.00 total on Christmas presents. Can you afford it? Don’t rely on your Credit Cards for Christmas either – pay cash.
Make a shopping list, check it twice (as Santa would say), set your budget and stick to it!
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