Black Friday in Kingston
Black Friday, which falls on the Friday of American Thanksgiving, is just under two weeks away on November 29th. On Black Friday, Canadians and Americans line up to nab deals from retailers of all types. Many people can be found lining up overnight outside Best Buy, Walmart or the Apple Store to grab the best deals on items on their holiday shopping lists.
Aside from the inconvenience of having to travel over the border, Black Friday shoppers also must contend with long lines, huge crowds and sometimes even fights and frenzies. In order to avoid such chaos, many people have turned to the internet to complete the majority of their holiday shopping. Retailers have responded with special deals on what is now known as Cyber Monday (and for some companies it continues on to be Cyber Week with different offers everyday).
In an effort to keep the spending at home, Kingston and other Canadian cities close to the border have made efforts over the last few years to create a Black Friday of their own. Here at home, Downtown Kingston! has begun advertising a Black Friday event at shops, salons and restaurants in Kingston’s downtown core. Local retailers will offer deals and discounts of their choice including 50% off sales, buy-one-get-one deals and more. In addition to the major discounts being offered, Santa Bucks will make their annual appearance starting November 23rd. For every $50 spent at participating retailers, customers receive $10 off the purchase when they redeem their Santa Bucks.
So, this week we want to know:
Will you be crossing the border on Black Friday?
- No, I plan to buy most things online. (46%, 61 Votes)
- No, I plan to only shop locally. (26%, 34 Votes)
- Yes. (17%, 22 Votes)
- Yes, but I'll shop locally too. (11%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 132
Don’t see the answer that fits your gift buying plans? Drop us a line below and let us know how you intend to shop this season and what you think about Black Friday.
Thanks to Croixboy for the photo associated with today’s post.