Tag Archives: Black Friday

US Black Friday – Still worth the trip south? You Bet!

My US Black Friday paper arrived this am, about 3″ thick! Virtually every major retailer, both bricks and mortar and online, have Black Friday Specials. While shopping online, before Black Friday, has always been possible many bricks and mortar retailers … Continue reading

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Road Trip – Results

After a 2,300mi (3,701km) road trip in the US, approximately the same distance as a trip from Toronto to Calgary here are the results in Canadian Dollars…. * Hotels four star well known chain, gas regular 87 octane, Gas $223.71, … Continue reading

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A Canuk in the U.S. post Trumpocopolis

Another day of travel, again at an average speed of 75 MPH and still no carnage, other than the occasional deer and coyote. Gas is averaging $0.62/ltr CDN. Last nights accommodations again with “free” Happy Hour, six drinks and a full breakfast … Continue reading

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NEEDAUSADDRESS – Black Friday Specials

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By Canadian Manufacturers!

During many of my talks I’m chastised for not promoting Canadian manufacturers. As I have said many times if I find a product that’s made in Canada while I’m shopping in the US is it usually priced lower in the … Continue reading

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Black Friday – 34 Days and Counting – Online Shopping? Need A US Address?

Black Friday is only 34 days from now and the Store Ad’s will soon be “leaked” on the internet. A number of my readers have said that they wish that they can get in on the Black Friday deals but … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Groceries

Black Friday is 49 days from now. Many of my readers will. I’m sure, be scanning the upcoming flyers for deals on shoes, clothes, electronics and more. This Blog Post is a friendly reminder to NOT FORGET THE GROCERIES. Based … Continue reading

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See, I told you cross-border shopping is not the undoing of Canadian Retail

So I’m reading my news this morning and here’s a new story on cross-border shopping from CTV News http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/cross-border-shopping-doubles-but-remains-small-fraction-of-retail-1.2044666 on a new report from Stats Can. Here it is in black and white, so all you detractors that say we, cross-border … Continue reading

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67 Days to Black Friday!

Black Friday 2014 will be on Friday November 28th. If you are a regular cross-border shopper or this is your once-a-year trek then it’s time to start advance planning. My first suggestion is to take a look at http://blackfriday.com/ and, depending … Continue reading

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It’s not just Canadians who Cross-Border Shop in the U.S.

Black Friday saw the greatest spike of the year in international shopping activity, with cross-border spending at U.S. retailers more than quadrupling (+330 percent) compared to the average shopping day in 2013, according to data released today from Borderfree, a … Continue reading

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