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black friday dealios

23rd November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to my American amigos out there! Hope you all had a beautiful time with your loved ones yesterday.

So what comes along with American Thanksgiving? Black Friday. This day (aka super-sale shopping extravaganza) used to not be so popular up here for us Canadian folks, but it seems to be creeping across the border, eh? So many stores are offering crazy deals and getting in on the pre-holiday shopping action.

I thought I would do a round-up of some of the fab deals from my fave shops. And the best part? You can shop online and save yourself the combat-sport that I think shopping on Black Friday has become.


Blurb, my favourite vendor for making photo-books is having a 25% off offer between today and Monday. I love, love, love the quality of Blurb books – remember how I made this one for our wedding photos? Make a book of photos from this past year, or of a trip, or special event. These make amazing presents for friends and family!

Offer: Save 25% on Your Blurb Book | Code: HOLIDAYTHANKS | Dates: 11/23-11/26

Sale Details: This offer is good for 25% off your product total up to a max discount of $250 USD, CAD & AUD, or 150 Euros. Each code may only be used once per user and on books made by you. Offer expires at 11.59pm (local time) on Monday 26th November 2012. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offers, volume discounts or retroactively applied to any previous orders.

Layla Grace

Layla Grayce, which sells seriously beautiful homewares, clothing, and accessories, is offering 15% off the ENTIRE site (some exclusions apply) with promo code HOLIDAY valid 11/22 through 11/27.

**Canadians alert: They don’t offer shipping to Canada, so you would need to have somewhere in the States where you can ship to. 

Stella and Dot

Stella & Dot, if you haven’t already heard of them, sells totally gorgeous jewellery. I have a some earrings from them that I ADORE. Anything from the store would make a great gift for a special gal in your life! They are offering an additional 25% off sale items.

If you are in Canada and want to order from my fab sister-in-law (out of Toronto), check out her stella + dot page here: http://www.stelladot.com/sites/ginnygonneau.

Stella & Dot will offer an extra 25% off sale items valid Thursday, 11/22 through Sunday, 11/25. No promo code required. 

Tiny Prints

I don’t know if you have come across Tiny Prints before, but they have the most beautiful personalized stationary. They are great for things like holiday cards or calendars (both are things that I make online every year!).

Today only, they are offering 20% off storewide. No minimum purchase, promo code: 20NOVSW.

Plus $10 off holiday cards (again, no minimum purchase and today only). Promo code: DOD1123

You know what I’ll be doing tonight!

Tiny Prints Holiday Cards


HomeSav, where I just bought some eiffel dining room chairs (still waiting for them to arrive!), have a special today on some KitchenAid mixers. They also have a bunch of other crazy good sales going on…

Joss & Main

Joss & Main, another flash sale site (like HomeSav), are having some great sales. I pretty much drool over their furniture, accessories, rugs, and lighting on a daily basis. You’ll need to sign up to see the sales.

West Elm

West Elm, one of my absolute favourite shops for beautiful housewares (they have some gorgeous winter-y accessories right now!), is having a sale with a higher percentage off the more you spend. If you had been eyeing something big there lately (like a rug or piece of furniture), now might be the time to buy it. We don’t have a West Elm in Ottawa (boo!), but they do have decent shipping prices in Canada.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg of the deals out there today and this weekend. If you have any favourite stores that aren’t listed above, you should check them out online and see if they have any promotions. I have a few things on my list (make holiday cards, a calendar, get stocking stuffers) that I will be doing today and tomorrow to save a few dolla dolla bills.

I love a good sale. I very, very rarely buy anything full price unless it’s handmade (like things off etsy or at arts/crafts shows). What about you guys? Are you sale shoppers? Love or hate the crowds? Prefer to do your shopping in person or online? Will you be doing any shopping this weekend?