Future Shop opening all stores extra early for Black Friday

Stores across Canada opening at 6:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m. in Quebec

BURNABY, BC, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Holiday shopping has started and consumers are eagerly anticipating the first major sales event of the season - Black Friday.  To celebrate what has cemented itself as a popular annual sales event in Canada, for the first time in company history, Future Shop is opening all store locations (except in Quebec) at 6:00 a.m. local time on Black Friday - Friday, November 29.  Stores in Quebec are opening at 8:00 a.m. due to local laws.

What:  Future Shop's Black Friday Sale across all store locations and online at Futureshop.ca.
  Incredible deals will be offered in every department.
  Interview opportunities with store managers (*phone interviews available now through Black Friday with Future Shop head office representatives).
When:  Friday, November 29
  Doors open early at 6:00 a.m. local time (8:00 a.m. in Quebec)
Where:  All Future Shop stores across Canada and online at Futureshop.ca.
  To locate the Future Shop near you, visit Futureshop.ca.

Black Friday B-Roll
In anticipation of the busy holiday season, Future Shop has developed some b-roll of its warehouse operations for media to use freely, hopefully making pulling together these stories quicker and easier. Also, included are comments about holiday shopping trends from Future Shop's vice president of ecommerce, Robert Pearson. The footage can be downloaded here and used without further approval.

Examples of the hot deals offered on Black Friday:

  • LG LN5310 TV (10273688), $749.99 (save $250)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL (10259544), $149.99 (save $50)
  • Microsoft Surface RT (10204217), $199.99 (save $150)
  • GE Profile French Door Fridge (10140882), $1,299.99 (save $600)
  • Ultimate Ears Mobile Bluetooth Speaker and Speakerphone (10252891), $59.99 (save $70)

Beyond Black Friday: VIP Thursday sale; Cyber Monday starts Sunday evening
Future Shop's Black Friday Sale lasts all weekend with deals carrying over to Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday afternoon between 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. EST, Futureshop.ca closes to prepare for Cyber Monday. The site reopens at 9:45 p.m. EST for 15 minutes for browsing, disclosing all Cyber Monday deals. Future Shop's fourth annual Cyber Monday sale goes live at 10:00 p.m. EST, lasting through the night and all-day Monday, December 1.

Additionally, on Thursday, November 28, all Future Shop stores are hosting our fourth annual "VIP Sale," a day of in-store only deals with prices so hot they cannot be printed.

Examples of exciting Cyber Monday deals available on Futureshop.ca:

  • Toshiba 50" L7300 LED TV (10244203), $799.99 (save $200)
  • Sennheiser Foldable On-Ear Headphones (10144119), $49.99 (save $70)
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 (10266328), $299.99 (save $300)
  • Pioneer 7.2-Channel 3D Network Received (10266245), $799.99 (save $700)
  • Bosch Tall Tub Built-in Dishwasher (10177856), $1,299.99 (save $1,450)

Media are invited to visit all Future Shop stores on Black Friday to capture people shopping the hot deals, ringing registers and the overall excitement of one of Canada's biggest retail days of the year.

For more information, visit Future Shop's Black Friday and Weekend Sale webpage.

SOURCE: Future Shop

For further information:

Media contacts:
Elliott Chun │Future Shop │echun@futureshop.com │604.412.1764

In Quebec:
Thierry Lopez │Future Shop │tlopez@futureshop.com │514.905.7713

Press room: www.futureshop.ca/media
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FutureShop
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FutureShopNews

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