10 Things Every Canadian Tire Shopper Needs To Know
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- Selling More Than You think
As an irregular Canadian Tire shopper, I was surprised to find that this retailer has a much bigger product assortment than just tires, sporting equipment and power tools. Yes, I was impressed that I could easily pick-up a ton of cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, plants, electronics, pet food and more at Canadian Tire. This store offers everything you’d need for the home, just shy of groceries.
- A Décor Gold Mind
When I ventured into Canadian Tire over the holiday season, I fell in love with the gorgeous displays of trendy holiday décor. This led me discover that Canadian Tire has a HUGE department of stylish and well-priced home décor items under their private label brand, CANVAS. Check it out!
- Canadian Tire WOW Guides
Explore Canadian Tire’s home décor selection in depth by checking out their online WOW Guide. Canadian Tire has curated multiple online WOW Guides, which feature the best merchandise from each department to inspire your shopping for any activity from hunting to baking.
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- Know Your Prices
Did you know that the sale price of non-flyer items could differ greatly across all Canadian Tire locations? That’s right – each store enforces it’s own pricing. Therefore, the next time you’re on the hunt for a sale item, rather than travelling from store to store, call ahead to speak with an associate to confirm pricing and inventory levels.
- The Perks of Price Matching
Luckily, most Canadian Tire locations will honour a Price Match Guarantee. This means that Canadian Tire will match a competitor’s price as well as give you an additional 10% of the lower price back in Canadian Tire Money. Sounds like a win-win!
- Sign Up for Sales Alerts
If you happen to be eyeing a big-ticket item at Canadian Tire and hoping for it to go on sale, I’d recommend registering for a FREE My Canadian Tire account online. Among other program features, I find the most beneficial perk to be the ability to ‘Add a Sale Alert’ to items online. If and when an item goes on sale, Canadian Tire will notify you via email of the price drop.
- Canadian Tire Money Goes Digital
Still have stacks of old paper Canadian Tire money in drawers and hidden in your car? Pick up a Canadian Tire Money Card on your next shopping trip and hand your paper money over to the cashier. Go one step further by downloading the Canadian Tire app and tossing away your physical card to lighten your wallet entirely.
- Save with Efficiency
While a bit messy and overstocked, Canadian Tire store layouts are extremely easy to navigate when you’re specifically looking for items advertised within the weekly flyer. As a rule of thumb, check out large floor displays for flyer specials and end cap displays for big value discounts.
- As Seen On TV Products
Canadian Tire offers a hodgepodge of merchandise, including your favourite ‘As Seen on TV Items’. Yup, those gimmicky, bizarre but awfully tempting gadgets that seem too good to be true, well Canadian Tire has a whole department of those items.
- Pay & Pick Up
While you can’t shop online at Canadian Tire and ship product directly to your home (yet), you can ship items to your closest Canadian Tire store for pick-up within as little as four hours. Pretty convenient! For a store stocked with thousands of products across hundreds of product categories, Pay & Pick Up may be your best bet for hassle-free shopping.