The Annual Ashley Warehouse Sale – Not at all about dishes!

After missing a couple of years, I decided to accompany my friend to the annual Ashley Warehouse Sale.   It absoutely didn’t disappoint.  Without much effort, we spent the better part of 3 hours browsing multiple rooms, all organized by season and category.   I opted to breeze by the fine china and crystal, but of course, this is what Ashley is known for.  My top picks from the sale was Christmas Decor, Kitchen, and Kids.  There really is something for everyone….I think even my husband would have enjoyed browsing the kitchen area!  The prices were well discounted on all items.   I picked up quite a few gifts and stocking stuffers.  The VinOAir wine aerator that I bought for my husband was $19.99, compared to online for over $25.00 not including shipping.   I als0 found a universal travel adapter for my trip to Spain for a mere $8.99, compared for over $20 in stores. They also have daily deals (the day we went it was cute glass jewlery box for $1.99).   If you haven’t already checked in out, I would highly recommend this sale.  It’s located at 62 Railside Road in the east end of Toronto through to December 2nd.  I am already saving for my Global Knives purchase at next year’s sale.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about the sale on Yelp.com:

“I’ve heard great things about this sale and finally checked it out this year. I went to the Amex Cardmember pre-sale and boy, this sale really lived up to it’s expectations. The space is huge and there is everything from Christmas ornaments, to backyard furniture, to fine china for great prices. I was hoping to find some Riedel glasses but didn’t see any. However, I  managed to buy a couple of global knives for the kitchen at a great price (the best feeling is going to William Sonoma a day later and seeing the same knives for a more expensive price)
I’d recommend leaving your whole afternoon free for this event because it’ll take a while to navigate through the entire space.
There were a couple drawbacks (not enough to turn me away): the amount of people – to be honest I’m scared to think of what the normal sale is like. I had a hard time pushing my way through the presale. The parking situation is not the greatest either. They were charging $5 for parking and had tow trucks on site for anyone who parked on the sidewalk. We had a park several blocks up and in pouring rain, it was not fun.”

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Swiss Outlet Sale

Another warehouse sale to help kick start your holiday shopping!

 

Swiss Outlet
#3 – 35 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B3
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The sale that budget-minded parents wait for all year!

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included”. ~Bernard Manning

It’s here!  The sale that budget-minded parents wait for all year!  This weekend Mattel is kicking off their annual sale in Mississauga.  The highly anticipated sale will run every Friday – Sunday right up until until December 23.   Save up to 50% on Mattel and Fisher Price, plus many more well-known brands. Check out the flyer for all the details.   http://www.shoestringshopping.com/

From the Obscure to the Expected: Don’t Miss a Sale with Shoestringshopping.com

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend signing up for weekly emails from shoestringshopping.com.  This is the best site for information on the latest warehouse sales in the GTA. I mentioned a few of my faves in this week’s blog, but at shoestringshopping.com, you can see a complete list from the obscure t othe  expected sales throughout the year.

If you have any collectors on your list, check out the The Back Door Sale, coming up in Mississauga for three Saturday’s only (Nov 3, 17 and December 1).  This sale has end of line & discontinued brand name giftware is up to 90% off the suggested retail price. Trisha Romance, Boyds Bears, Precious Moments, Cottage Garden, Circle of Love, Collectible Villages, Christmas Ornaments & Décor.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

Nothing gets my holiday mojo going more than a great pre-Christmas warehouse sale! There’s something to be said about standing in line for hours and bumping elbows with hundreds of other blissful bargain shoppers as you hunt for treasures at a fraction of retail! Here are a couple of my favourites that are just around the corner.

The William Ashley Warehouse Sale running from November 1 to December 2. I am planning to shop at one of the earlier dates, and I will post my updates.

A must visit sale year after year is the Ganz Christmas Warehouse Sale that takes place from Tues., Nov. 6 to Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 at 610 Hanlan Rd. (Weston Rd. and Steeles Ave. W.) and features Christmas gifts, jewellery, picture frames, candles and baby gifts. Sale hours are Tues. to Fri. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Early bird sale Tues., Oct. 23 and Tues., Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash only

Finally, if you haven’t run out of patience by December, The Umbra Warehouse Sale never disappoints! It runs from Sat., Dec. 8 to Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at the International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd. in Mississauga. You’ll find home decor, tabletop accessories, kitchenware, window treatments and picture frames from this premium wholesaler. Bring a donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank or donate $2 to Jacob’s Ladder to support Sick Kids Hospital and receive a free Umbra gift. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, you will have to get there early; there’s always a huge line-up.

If you are diehard fan of warehouse sales like me, stay tuned and I’ll update on current happening regularly!

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