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he holidays are upon us and as our neighbours to the south prepare for their own Thanksgiving, there’s one special day for any shopper out there that’s circled and marked on the calendar: Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving in America is called Black Friday because, similar to our Boxing Day, retailers offer deep discounts to move massive amounts of stock hoping to jump “in the black” in their books after operating at a financial loss throughout the year.

Black Friday is November 29, 2013 and Canadian retailers are taking advantage of the trend including several shopping hot spots around Vancouver. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate all of the deals, discounts, and specials in your local shopping centre:

 

Black Friday at Pacific Centre

Black Friday Promotion Dates/Times
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 7:00am to 9:00pm

What’s in Store
Pacific Centre will offer a $10 Cadillac Fairview SHOP! CARD to the first 100 shoppers to arrive at the Granville Street entrance on Black Friday. A list of sales will be available on the Richmond Centre website on Thursday, November 28, 2013 as of 9:00pm.

Black Friday at Metrotown

Black Friday Promotion Dates/Times
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 7:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 11:00am to 7:00pm

What’s in Store
Metropolis at Metrotown is launching its first ever Black Friday sale this year with deals and promotions throughout the weekend. The first 250 shoppers through the doors at the Atrium Court on Friday will receive a Metropolis gift card with amounts ranging up to $500. There will also be a gift card flash sale from 7:00am to 10:00am where you can receive a 10% bonus on gift cards between $100 and $500. This offer is valid at both customer service centre locations and the gift card photobooth truck parked outside by Coast Capital. A full list of shops and services with Black Friday deals is available on the Metropolis at Metrotown website.

 

Black Friday at Richmond Centre

Black Friday Promotion Dates/Times
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 7:00am to 9:00pm

What’s in Store
Richmond Centre will offer a $10 Cadillac Fairview SHOP! CARD to the first 100 shoppers to arrive at Guest Services (in the Main Galleria near White Spot and Tommy Hilfiger) on Black Friday. A list of sales will be available on the Richmond Centre website on Thursday, November 28, 2013 as of 9:00pm.

Black Friday at Central City

Black Friday Promotion Dates/Times
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 8:00am to 9:00pm

What’s in Store
Central City’s annual Black Friday Sidewalk Sale is on now until December 1, 2013 and participating stores will open early at 8:00am on Black Friday with Jack FM broadcasting live on location.

 

Black Friday at Guildford Town Centre

Black Friday Promotion Dates/Times
Friday, November 29, 2013 from 7:00am to 9:00pm

What’s in Store
The first 200 shoppers to spend $200 or more (before taxes) on Black Friday at the newly renovated Guildford Town Centre will get a $20 gift card. The first 200 shoppers to line up at Centre Court on black Friday will also receive a free gift that includes a mystery gift card valued anywhere from $5 to $100. A full list of retailer and service deals can be found on the Guildford Town Centre website.

Coquitlam Centre Unwrapped

Happening just a few days before Black Friday, Coquitlam Centre’s Unwrappedshopping event is worth noting. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 7:00pm until 10:30pm you can have a VIP shopping experience at Coquitlam Centre after hours while supporting local charities in the process. Enjoy glam stations, discounts, entertainment, wine and beer tastings, and samples from a local restaurant. Tickets for the 5th Annual Unwrapped – A Charitable Night of Shopping are available now at Guest Services for $10. Must be 19+ to attend. 100% of all ticket sales will support 90 participating charities.

Holiday Tree Outside Central City in Surrey

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