RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 22, 2016) - An increasing number of Canadian consumers have shifted their holiday spending to take advantage of Black Friday promotions. And this year Canadians can expect to find the best deals locally. The slumping loonie against the U.S. dollar has largely eliminated the appeal of travelling stateside to shop especially since local retailers have adopted the practice of offering deep discounts on Black Friday.
Canadian retailer London Drugs is offering some of the lowest prices of the year and door crasher sales on many items, paying close attention to competitor offers in the U.S. and in Canada to ensure it matches or beats popular Black Friday deals.
Last year, Statistics Canada reported retail spending in Canada jumped in November attributing part of the increase to Black Friday-related spending. At the same time total travel from the U.S. to Canada rose 11 per cent over the previous year with arrivals by car up almost 15 per cent.
Some of the highlights from London Drugs' Black Friday sale include:
- LG 55" 4K UHD OLED Smart TV is $2299.99 (regular price is $3,999.98)
- DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone is $549.99 November 25 - November 28 only (regular price is $679.99)
- Fitbit Alta is $129.95 (regular price is $169.99)
- UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End PlayStation4 500GB Bundle is $329.99 (regular price is $379.99)
- Samsung S27F350FH 27inch LED Monitor with Super Slim Design is $199.99 (regular price is $299.99)
- KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer for $295.99 (regular price is $749.99)
- Sodastream Jet Mega Pack for $59.99 (regular price is $99.99)
- 50% off on a variety of other home appliances from brand names like Black & Decker, Crock-Pot and Oster
Health & Beauty
- 40% off Webber and Jamieson brand vitamins & supplements
- 40% off all Physicians Formula Cosmetics and Beauty 101 gift sets
- 50% off Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush (regular price is $199.99)
- 50% off select hair dryers and select Bionaire brand humidifier and air purifier
London Drugs' Lowest Price of the Year on:
- Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator is $79.99 (regular price is $129.99)
- Philips Series 9000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver is $189.99 (regular price is $269.99)
- Nescafe Tasters Choice - Classic - 100g is $3.99
- Ethical Bean Coffee Assorted - 340g is $7.99 (regular price is $14.49)
- Hundreds of toys on sale in store and online
London Drugs' Black Friday deals run six days starting Friday November 25th until Wednesday November 30th. Customers can shop early online starting November 25th at 12:01am PST with shipping offered anywhere in Canada or shop online and pickup in store within two hours or less during store hours. London Drugs' offers a price match guarantee and will match any Canadian competitor's advertised price on identical products for up to 30 days from the date of purchase. Store staff are equipped with iPads to assist customers with price comparisons.
About London Drugs
Founded in 1945, London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7000 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.