Everything you need to know to get ready for Canadian Tire’s epic Black Friday sale

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Family shopping Canadian Tire early Black Friday sale
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It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, especially for those who love a little retail therapy. Yes, Black Friday is nearly here and with it, the official start of holiday shopping season — and this year, the sales will be starting even earlier at Canadian Tire.

The retailer is extending its annual Black Friday sale this season, giving shoppers a golden opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping thanks to a slate of Black Friday Early Deals. Promising sales on big brands and can’t-miss deals for home, auto, outdoor, and more, it’s the ultimate holiday hack, saving you time, money and stress. Here are a few tips to help you take full advantage of this year’s deals, including how to get an early preview of Canadian Tire’s Black Friday flyer ahead of the general public.

The key details

For many retailers, Black Friday sales aren’t limited to just one day anymore, or even a single weekend, and that’s exactly what shoppers can expect at Canadian Tire.

While Black Friday officially falls on November 26th this year, you’ll be able to get an extra-early start on crossing names off your list: Canadian Tire’s Black Friday Deals start November 12 and run all the way through November 28. That extended window means plenty of time to take advantage of the season’s best deals, so make sure to mark your calendars.

(Don’t want to wait? Canadian Tire already has tons of great offers to be found in their digital flyer and as part of their seasonal in-store clearance sales, whether you’re looking to build an epic at-home gym this winter, or need a new pair of hockey skates or warm and toasty ski jacket.)

Canadian Tire storefront
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Sign up now for an early preview

We get it — remembering all those dates and deals (and where to find them) can be stressful. Luckily, you can shop smarter this season by signing up for Canadian Tire’s email newsletter. Not only will it help you stay in-the-know on upcoming offers and major discounts available from the retailer year-round, you’ll also receive a preview of this year’s Black Friday flyer in advance of the sale — and ahead of the general public.

This special sneak preview will also be available to users of the Canadian Tire app, which can be downloaded here. Convenience is everything when it comes to holiday shopping, and the Canadian Tire app has plenty of features that are sure to come in handy this holiday season. With the app, you’re able to wishlist items for later, find their aisle location in-store, and bring up product reviews and ratings simply by scanning their barcode with your smartphone camera. If you're buying certain products online, they can now be picked up in-store via a scannable QR code, making pickup quick, easy and seamless — that means no more searching through your email for online order numbers.

Don’t just shop — get rewarded for it

If you truly want to take full advantage of Canadian Tire’s Black Friday sales this year, it’s definitely worth signing up for the retailer’s Triangle Rewards program, which allows shoppers to collect and redeem Canadian Tire Money and take advantage of personalized offers. Savvy shoppers know: successful holiday shopping is all about making your purchases work harder for you, and rewards programs like Triangle are a great way to maximize those benefits.

Here are a few more tips you’ll want to follow to get more out of Black Friday at Canadian Tire this year:

How to get the most out of Black Friday shopping

Mother and son decorating cookies with products from Canadian Tire
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Make a list (and check it twice)

One more reason to sign up for a sneak peek at Canadian Tire’s Black Friday flyer? That early preview gives you more time to get your shopping list together before the sale starts. Add items to your wishlist using the Canadian Tire app, or go the tried-and-true pen and paper route — either way, making a list is a great way to ensure your holiday shopping stays on track. Consider arranging items into “must-have” and “would-be-nice” lists, so you can focus on your “needs” first before moving on to the “wants.” This will help you stick to your holiday budget, while also keeping impulse-buying at bay. But make sure to leave a little room for spontaneity; you never know what deals you’ll come across that speak to you.

Do your research

With so many attractive deals to be had during Canadian Tire’s Black Friday sale, it’s important to research before you buy to make sure you’re getting the right product for your needs — and not just because it’s on sale. This is where your list (and that early flyer preview!) will come in handy, but if you’re more of a spontaneous shopper, Canadian Tire’s app is a great way to research while on-the-go, allowing you to scan product barcodes and instantly pull up reviews and ratings in-store.

Don’t wait until the last minute

Thanks to Canadian Tire’s Black Friday Early Deals, the retailer’s Black Friday sales last for longer than ever this year. That said, it’s always a smart idea to get your shopping done early rather than waiting until the last minute, especially this year, with many experts predicting shipping delays and potentially limited inventory. Don’t risk being disappointed to find out the item you’ve been eying is suddenly sold out. When it comes to Black Friday sales, the early bird gets the worm — or in this case, a great deal.

Get a head start on holiday shopping with Canadian Tire’s Black Friday early deals. Download the Canadian Tire app for a sneak preview of this season’s flyer, or get it sent straight to your inbox by signing up here.