10 Things Every Hudson’s Bay Shopper Needs to Know
At StyleDemocracy, we know shopping! We deliver the scoop on all things retail related including how to get the best value at your favourite stores. Hidden offerings, insider secrets and the ultimate savings… we’ve rounded up the 10 things every Hudson’s Bay shopper needs to know. Keep reading for the top tips for shopping at Hudson’s Bay.
Earn Those Points!
The easiest way to reap the rewards of a retailer is by signing up for their free loyalty program. The Hudson’s Bay Rewards program is your ticket to earning points for every dollar spent at Hudson’s Bay; these can then be redeemed for free gift cards. Spend enough at Hudson’s Bay and you can upgrade your Rewards status to VIP. VIP members receive coupons and invites to special events like Mariah Carey’s unveiling of the holiday windows at the Queen Street store!
Increase your rewards earning power by pairing your Hudson’s Bay Rewards Card with payment on a Hudson’s Bay Credit Card. This isn’t just another department store credit card with a high-interest rate… the HBC MasterCard qualifies you for additional savings on top of existing in-store and online discounts (including lower spending thresholds to qualify for free shipping when you shop online).
Increase Your Savings!
So long as you’re shopping online at Hudson’s Bay, be sure to first log onto your Ebates account to earn cash back on your purchase! What is Ebates? We’ve got all of the details here.
Toys, Toys, Toys
Streamline your holiday shopping by embracing Hudson’s Bay’s new and expansive toy department. That’s right – Hudson’s Bay now sells toys, offering greater selection and convenience to shoppers. Be sure to check online for an even larger toy selection for children from pre-kindergarten to age 12.
Ship it to Me
Shopping for shoes at Hudson’s Bay and they don’t have your size? Never fear! Store associates have the ability to check stock levels at other locations and have the item shipped to your home free of charge if you pay for the item up front.
Hudson’s Bay Makes Returns Easy!
When shopping online at Hudson’s Bay and an item doesn’t work out, simply return it to your local store for a full refund. This saves you the time and hassle of having to repackage and return it by mail like other online retailers.
Save Your Receipt!
Despite the allure of a fancy department store, Hudson’s Bay is a friend to the budget conscious shopper! Buy an item for full price? Be sure to hold onto your receipt – Hudson’s Bay offers price adjustments on items within seven days of their purchase date.
Price Match Guarantee
Did you know that Hudson’s Bay offers a price match guarantee? If you find a lower, online advertised price at a qualifying CANADA-based competitor for any item that Hudson’s Bay has in-stock, they will gladly match their price!
A Little Local Love
We are in love with the introduction of Drake General Store products throughout Hudson’s Bay stores. Pops of unique and affordable Canadian themed gift items are a great addition alongside so many national brands. Shout out to local apparel brand Peace Collective for also having a home online and in-store at Hudson’s Bay.
Iconic HBC Stripes
It’s no secret; we’re obsessed with all things featuring the iconic Hudson’s Bay stripe. From the wool blanket to knit gloves, we love that there is a classic gift item full of Hudson’s Bay heritage available at any price point. Try the mug for only $8!
Bonus: There’s an HBC Sample Sale in Toronto
If you’re looking to score some of those iconic stripes, try checking out the bi-annual Standard Apparel sample sale. While they won’t have all the same styles or quantities you’ll find at a Hudson’s Bay store, you will be able to shop a selection of blankets, clothing, and accessories for wholesale prices. Good things come to those who wait!
Do you agree with our list of the 10 things every Hudson’s Bay shopper needs to know? What would you add?
All photos by Cristina Avila
Cristina is a Marketing Manager, Blogger and avid Shopaholic. Retail obsessed, you can spot Cristina scouting out new stores and sales all across the GTA. A Toronto native, Cristina spends her free time glued to social media, trying new workouts and looking for the best new coffee spots. Connect with Cristina: Twitter or Instagram