TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still relatively new to Canadians, but these upcoming shopping occasions are sure to bring out bargain hunters looking to score a top deal. Even though Canadians can find deals on just about anything over the weekend, electronics still remain at the top of the lists for those looking to save.
According to a recent survey from savings destination RetailMeNot.ca, more than one third of Canadians (32 per cent) plan on buying large and small electronics this Black Friday/Cyber Monday, and will spend over $3,300 on average.
"Small and large electronics like smartphones, tablets and TVs boast the biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings. Often times, major retailers offer doorbusters on previous-generation models," says Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot.ca's Shopping & Trends Expert. "Before you start your shopping, make a game plan and be sure to visit RetailMeNot.ca, so you can discover all the best deals before you hit the stores."
Despite the amazing deals available, half (50 per cent) of Canadians say they are unable to find what the deals they are looking for. Skirboll offers easy tips to keep in mind this season, to take advantage of the best deals:
RetailMeNot.ca's Black Friday/Cyber Monday Savings Tips
As the weather gets colder, and Canadians start to think about Holiday shopping, Skirboll also offers up some advice for what deals to look for... and when:
"Canadians not looking for electronics still have plenty of great deals to choose from this Black Friday/ Cyber Monday," says Skirboll. "Keep an eye out for clothing like winter gear and designer handbags, and don't forget to look at time-specific travel like ski trips. We frequently see these going for discounted rates on Black Friday," she says. "Some of our favourite retailers offering amazing deals on our site this Black Friday are Hudson's Bay, Indigo, Amazon, Lenovo, Tarte Cosmetics, Home Depot and Sorel."
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About the survey:
From October 19th to October 21st 2018 an online survey of 1,510 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Maru Voice Canada panelists was executed by Maru/Blue. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been weighted by education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec, language) to match the population, according to Census data. This is to ensure the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
About RetailMeNot, Inc.
RetailMeNot, Inc. (https://www.retailmenot.com/corp/) is a leading savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out. RetailMeNot, Inc. estimates that approximately $4.4 billion in retailer sales were attributable to consumer transactions from paid digital offers in its marketplace in 2016, more than $600 million of which were attributable to its in-store solution. The RetailMeNot, Inc. portfolio of websites and mobile applications includes RetailMeNot.com in the United States; RetailMeNot.ca in Canada; VoucherCodes.co.uk in the United Kingdom; ma-reduc.com and Poulpeo.com in France; and GiftCardZen.com and Deals2Buy.com in North America. As wholly owned subsidiaries of Harland Clarke Holdings, RetailMeNot and Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, are partnering to connect retailers and consumers through meaningful digital, mobile and print promotions both online and in store.
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