Black Friday used to be a one-day annual mega shopping event. Nothing more and nothing less. Designated the Friday after the Thursday Thanksgiving day in the U.S., it was the most awaited consumer price busting extravaganza shopping day of the year, traditionally marking the start of the Christmas shopping season. Then, Black Friday was an analog affair. A trip to the store with long lineups, door crashing specials, and shoppers trampling over each other when the store doors opened.
Then came the Covid pandemic changing shopping habits for consumers already bolstered with the allure of e-commerce and on-demand delivery. Things would never be the same…including Black Friday being transformed into a mega, never-ending wave of online and flyer sales pitches weeks in advance of that single day of the past.
I actually like the Black Friday transformation, don’t you? I get sales pitches early so I can plan and budget my holiday shopping, not just online with next day delivery but a trip to the store with curbside pickup or an old-fashioned walk in the store.
Here are some my favourite deeply discounted Black Friday specials this week that are offered from bricks & mortar retailers and others in Canada.
Samsung The Frame
Bay Bloor Radio has great Black Friday deals on Samsung’s The Frame which doubles up as static art display onscreen (you can download) when you turn your normal TV programing off. Ambient light and motion sensors optimize brightness and colour tone. This year, a matte display reducing screen reflections is featured for the first time. For example, the Samsung The Frame 55″ 4K QLED TV (2022) – BUNDLE with bonus bezel goes for $1,500 ($500 savings) and includes an extra bezel.
Nikon Z5 FX Body
Henry’s Camera features 30% off Sandisk SDXC Extreme Pro 64GB 170MB/S V30 memory card or an $80 saving on Cameron T310BH Tripod with Monopod & Case $120 ($80 in savings) or the Nikon Z5 FX body $1,300 ($500 in savings). Checkout their Black Friday flyer in these Canadian cities.
Huawei MateView GT 34
Huawei Canada, whose digital transformation has shifted focus from phones to smart and competitive consumer tech accessories, has a mega Black Friday sale this week The small but mighty HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i earbuds detect and reduce ambient noise automatically so the wearer is never interrupted $89 ($50 savings) or the The HUAWEI MateView minimalist design 4K display 28.2-inch screen with intuitive Smart Bar keeping everything at your fingertips $748.99 ($150 savings). The immersive HUAWEI MateView GT 34 gaming monitor is powered by HDR10 technology, with a 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution, and SoundBard dual speaker with built-in smart dual-mic system $598.99 ($150 savings). These deals will be available at Best Buy, Costco, Canada Computers and more.
Solo Stove Canada has impressive savings on their high-tech wood burning models like their popular Solo Stove Ranger model + stand $280 ($235 savings) or their top-of-the line Solo Stove Yukon + Stand $625 ($560 savings).
Holiday Light Accessories
Home Hardware offers savings on Holiday lights like 45% off on net light sets, 50% off on gutter light hooks and 40% off on 50’ outdoor extension cord.
Bowflex – Max Trainer M6
Flaman Fitness Canada features the Bowflex – C6 exercise bike for $899 ( $501 savings), the Bowflex – Max Trainer M6 for $1700 ($500 in savings) or the AQUATONE 10’6 WAVE ALL AROUND SUP $400 ($300 in savings).
Klipsch RP-400M Ebony 50-Watt Bookshelf Speaker
East Hamilton Radio offers the multipurpose Klipsch RP-400M Ebony 50-Watt Bookshelf Speakers which feature maximum versatility without sacrificing performance for $398 ($300 savings)
Lenovo Yoga 7 14″ Touch Laptop
From Staples, check out the Lenovo Yoga 7 14″ Touch Laptop – Intel EVO Core i7-1255U – 512GB SSD – 16GB RAM – Windows 11 Home for $1,300 ($400 in savings) or the Samsung Tab A8 32GB – Grey for $220 ($81 in savings)
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean
Philips Canada the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9750 Sonic electric toothbrush with app, real time feedback and personalized coaching $280 ($100 in savings).
Sony BRAVIA 65″ X75K 4K HDR Smart TV
- Get the big TV screen from The Brick with the Sony BRAVIA 65″ X75K 4K HDR Smart TV for $800 ($180 in savings)
Ninja Foodi 13-in-1
From Bed Bath & Beyond, be amazed with the Ninja Foodi 13-in-1 6.5-qt. Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid that pressure cooks, steams and crisps without drying out your meals $280 ($150 in savings).
Borealis Hatley Women’s Winter Boots
- From Sail, the Borealis Hatley Women’s winter boots featuring Thinsulate insulation 200 g rated -30 °C, One-piece base 100% waterproof, Non-skid cleats outsole, Sealed seams Warm sherpa padded lining Faux fur collar and Faux leather upper $78 ($52 in savings) or the Perfect Storm Spin Unisex Recreational Snowshoes featuring aluminum frame, Axion binding with Spin mechanism and active band pivot $144 ($96 in savings)