Best Sale of the year at The Body Shop

Today only….Get 3 products for $30 at The Body Shop. Best deals will be in fragrance, skincare and make-up.  If you sign up for Love Your Body loyalty card for $10, you  will save an additional 10% all year, plus get an additional $10 off any purchase during your birthday month. I purchased Vitamin C skincare products that are regularly $28 as part of this deal (so, I only paid $10).

If i get up my nerve…lol…I will post a video to show you the items that I bought, and the money that I saved.

They’re Back – One-Day Sales at The Bay

From CNW – November 8, 2012 1:49 PM:

Black Friday Arrives Early at The Bay! Amazing One Day Sales Start November 14
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ – 2012 has proven to be another banner year for iconic Canadian retailer, The Bay, and the company is set to celebrate by launching its sensational saving One Day Sales on Wednesday, November 14. The 2011 One Day sales were a huge success and The Bay has responded by launching the deals one week earlier, and making this year’s offers bigger and better, and with more product available.

“The Bay has stepped up in a big way in 2012 to meet the ever-changing needs of our consumers,” says Marc Metrick, Chief Marketing Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company. “New store concepts, new retail offerings, new store designs and new food destinations have all been introduced by The Bay in order to provide Canadians with the ultimate shopping experience. And now, we’re pleased to offer our most amazing One Day sales yet!”

The Bay Gets Bigger and Better than Black Friday!
First introduced in 2010, The Bay’s One Day Sales have seen Canadians coast-to-coast rushing out to stores and logging on at to get in on the flash sales which feature amazing savings on everything from men’s and women’s apparel, cosmetics, small kitchen appliances, and jewellery – all perfect for gift-giving.

Here’s what’s new for 2012:

Bigger deals, more product
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we will have special super saving deals
Like us on Facebook at and you’ll get the scoop on every sale the night before so you can plan your shopping ahead
Extended shopping hours: some stores will open as early as 7:00 a.m. Please check your local Bay store for exact details
For the first time ever, The Bay has developed a partnership with popular song identification app Shazam. In a market first, Bonnie Brooks’ famous One Day Sale radio campaign will have the ability to link directly to for purchase simply by using the app on your smartphone or tablet
“2012 has been an extremely exciting year at The Bay,” concludes Mr. Metrick. “From celebrating with our Canadian athletes as official apparel supplier to the Canadian Olympic Team, to opening the largest international TOPSHOP TOPMAN location in Vancouver, we continue to cement our status as part of the fabric of Canada. These One Day Sales are another way we are giving Canadians access to the best shopping experience possible whether it is in-store, online at or on Facebook at”

About Hudson’s Bay Company
Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America’s longest continually operated company and is a leading retailer offering a wide selection of branded merchandise in Canada and the United States through its three banners. In the United States HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a fashion department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson’s Bay, Canada’s largest national branded department store with 90 locations. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath superstore with 69 locations. With approximately 29,000 associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson’s Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value and with a dedicated focus on exceeding customers’ expectations.

SOURCE: Hudson’s Bay Company<a href=";

But What About the Black Friday Deals?

Did someone forget to mention to Cadillac Fairview, that the reason malls in the U.S. open early for Black Friday (2012 date is November 23) is for the door-crashers, limited quantities, and other ridiculous deals?

Cadillac Fairview, one of Canada’s largest mall operators, has announced that 9 of its mall properties will offer extended hours on Thursday, November 23rd to combat the influx of Canadians heading south of the border for Black Friday shopping.  The Eaton Centre will open at 6am and 8 other malls (Fariveiw Mall, Sherway Gardens and Shops at Don Mills,Fairview Park in Kitchener, Limeridge in Hamilton, Markville in Markham, Masonville in London and Promenade in Thornhill) will open at 7 a.m.

The story made no mention of pending Black Friday promotions.

With the dollar hovering around par, and the the new higher duty free limits announced earlier this year, I predict that that Black Friday cross-border shopping will be even more attractive to  bargain-seeking Canadians.   Travellers coming back after 24 hours away can now bring back $200 worth of goods free of duty and taxes, an increase from just $50. People gone more than 48 hours are allowed $800 in duty-free goods, double the previous $400 allowance.

So the malls are opening earlier….BIG DEAL! It will take more than extended hours to keep Canadians on this side of the border.

So I guess we will have to wait and see how Canadian retailers really fight back!


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