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Cyber Moday Sales

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Keep you eyes open for a serge of internet sales following Black Friday.  Many online retailer try to take advantage of the momentum by offering huge discounts on the weekend and Monday following Black Friday.  This phenomenon  is dubbed Cyber Moday. This event gives Canadians, who did not get a chance to do some cross border shopping, the chance to participate in the savings found in the US.

You will come across retailers who still do not ship to the Canada, but don’t be disappointed.   We have a solution.  You can now have package shipped to a US address and than forwarded to Canada.  I know of two such services. MyUS.com which is being promoted by PayPal, is offering no set-up fee and a discount to 15% to Canadians. The other is Borderlinx which is available to US and UK customers and is offering Canadian Visa Credit Card  customers a 15% discount.

That being said here is a list of online shops that I found on RedFlagDeals.com that service Canadians and will likely have great deals: more…

Border Crossing Wait Times

If you are planning a shopping trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, or Toronto keep visiting NiagaraBlog.com. We will be featuring a series of posts that will save you time and money.

Travellers interested in a cross border shopping spree are probably contemplating which border crossing to take. You have 3 options; the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls; the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in Queenston; or the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The wait times for these vary so you should check which crossing to take right before you depart. The two most reliable websites are:

USA: Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

Canada: Border Crossing Times

These are great resources, however to get live up to the minute information we recommend that you use your mobile phone and the Government of Canada Web Poratal ( www.wap.gc.ca).  

To access border crossing wait times information just follow these easy steps on your WAP enabled phone.

1. With your phone go to www.wap.gc.ca

2. Choose Services
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3. Border Wait Times
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