Boxing Day draws more than five million Canadians to Future Shop

Doors opened at 6:00 a.m., customers drawn to hot sellers and boost in sales through Futureshop.ca and mobile app

Announcement Highlights:

  • Purchases made online at Futureshop.ca and through Future Shop's new mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch combined with today's in-store transactions saw more than five million Canadians score deals on electronics.
  • Tens of thousands of Canadians flocked to Future Shop store locations across the country before 6:00 a.m. local time for Boxing Day deals.
  • Top selling items today include appliances, HDTVs, gaming consoles, laptops, digital cameras and portable electronics.

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 26 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, today witnessed tens of thousands of Canadians lining up as early as Christmas Day to nab hot Boxing Day offers. Purchases made online at Futureshop.ca and through Future Shop's new mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch combined with today's in-store transactions saw more than five million of Canadians score deals on electronics.

Notable highlights of this year's Boxing Day festivities at Future Shop:

  • Future Shop kicked off Boxing Day two days early on December 24 through its 10th annual Cyber Boxing Day on Futureshop.ca. Millions of Canadians visited Futureshop.ca and Future shop's mobile app between December 24 and 26.
  • Tens of thousands of Canadians rushed to Future Shop store locations across the country before 6:00 a.m. local time to score Boxing Day deals.
  • Top selling items today include appliances, HDTVs, gaming consoles, laptops, digital cameras and portable electronics.

"Visiting Future Shop on Boxing Day has become a tradition for many Canadians. For the past 28 years, we've been providing customers with amazing deals on Boxing Day that can't be beat," said Todd Empey, Vice President of Store Operations, Future Shop. "Two days ago, we began our sale online through our 10th annual Cyber Boxing Day sale at Futureshop.ca and it was a tremendous hit. Our stores experienced similar success this morning and they're still buzzing with customers until they close for the day."

Every department at Future Shop offered deeply discounted deals for Boxing Day. The most sought after items from Future Shop's Boxing Day flyer included:

  • LG 4.0 cu. ft. front-load washer and 7.3 cu. ft. dryer, $949.98/pair, Reg. $1,499.98 (Web ID: 10125107)
  • LG 55" LD520 series LCD HDTV, $999.99, Reg. $1,499.99 (Web ID: 10140869)
  • Koodo LG Breeze touch-screen phone with QWERTY slide-out keyboard, $0.00, Reg. $50.00 (Web ID: 10159628)
  • Compaq Presario laptop featuring AMD V-series processor V140, $249.99, Reg. $349.99 (Web ID: 10156190)
  • Wii remote plus console bundle (black), includes hockey stick and game, $189.99, Reg. $274.99 (Web ID: 10157040)
  • Bose portable music package (SoundDock®, in-ear headphones and bag), $399.99, Reg. $629.99 (Web ID: 10132924)
  • Samsung 1000-watt blu-ray home theatre system, $299.99, Reg. $649.99 (Web ID: 10141534)
  • Blu-ray movies and boxed sets, assorted titles starting at $4.99
  • KitchenAid 12-cup food processor, $129.99, Reg. 299.99 (Web ID: 10131895)
  • Canon 60D 18MP DSLR camera bundle, $1,249.99, Reg. $1,529.99 (Web ID: 10159750)

"Future Shop's buyers have been working hard for several months to ensure Boxing Day is as hot as ever," said Empey. "Customers are certainly reacting well to it - I've been told the earliest customers who lined-up for our Boxing Day deals is 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Day! The sale in-store and online extend to the 27th, but we'll continue to offer great deals throughout the entire week."

To view this year's Boxing Day deals at Future Shop, visit the online flyer at www.futureshop.ca. The deep discounts continue throughout the week through Future Shop's Boxing Week sale.

About Future Shop
With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).


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