Shop ’til you drop this holiday season – the sales are out there!

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page.

Article content

The pandemic may be easing its grip on the world, but we’re still in for a bumpy ride.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

Word is supplies for everything from basic necessities to pet food to even Halloween costumes are being stretched, thanks to supply and demand issues, the global price of oil, staffing shortages and just how are we going to get the goods of all those containers milling about the oceans surrounding our continent.

Never mind – we can still shop! But be mindful of what we need, purchase when you see what you want, and re-examine what is important.

In the meantime, don’t forget warehouse shopping. They offer a wealth of products and items that are not only in high-demand, but are deeply discounted, too, starting with these perennial favourites:

REAL DEALS WAREHOUSE SALE: Now in its 19th year, this sale is beyond awesome and this year, owner Joel Clarridge has pulled out all the stops, offering an astonishing array of deals on everything from lighting to housewares, home decor, gift items, fitness goods and so much more! There’s a ton of products for the pet lover – dog safety gates, pet beds, cat scratch pads and cuddle beds, plus lots of dry pet food and litter. Workout gear, PJs, hoodies (only $6) plus toys, small appliances – it’s the type of sale you need to visit several times, especially with the upcoming holiday season, and prices are from 50% to 90% off the retail.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

 – Real Deals Warehouse Sale, Oct. 21-Dec. 23, 358 Humberline Dr., Etobicoke, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9  a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays except Dec. 16 and 23. realdealswarehousesale.com

CLEARANCE WAREHOUSE SALE (several locations): Another fan favourite! This sale, which official opens Oct. 21, offers the most incredible deals on everything from housewares to health and beauty, baking essentials, books, chocolate, gift sets, small appliances and seasonal goods – it’s all here, all under one roof. An example: Pfister Multi Function shower sytem with adjustable slide bar, regularly $130 on sale for $40. Or Sunbeam electric blankets, regularly $80 on sale for $30. The place is a real gem. Stock is constantly being added on, so you’ll want to visit often, especially as, again, prices are from 30% to 90% off the retail.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

– Clearance Warehouse Sale, three locations: 375 Queen’s Plate, 183 Lakeshore Rd. W. (Oakville) and 10 Bramhurst Ave. Unit 3-4, (off Torbram Dr.); Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. clearancewarehouse.ca

MR B’S WINTER BOOT SALE PLUS: Winter’s coming – but before the snow flies, definitely head out to this famous Mr. B’s sale, where you’ll find plenty of fashionably functional footwear. Plus a substantial campus wear and hoodies, yoga wear, jewelry – and you know, this is just a taste of things to come when Mr. B unfurls the red carpet for his Christmas sale!

– Mr. B’s Winter Boot Sale Plus, to Oct. 24, 1590 Matheson Blvd., Unit 16, Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10  a.m.-4 p.m. mrbsfamoussale.com @mrbsfamoussale.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

MEGA WAREHOUSE SALE: This is a huge warehouse sale which will be closing its doors before Christmas, so you’ll want to head out and stock up on bikes, big appliances, electronics, furniture, small appliances, refurbished famous name-brand vacuum cleaners (great prices), cleaning items, toys, gifts, toiletries and so much more.

 – Mega Warehouse Sale, 455 Gibraltor Dr., Mississauga, open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. @megawarehousing.

ADVANCE NOTICE FOR WILLIAM ASHLEY WAREHOUSE SALE: Yes, this favourite sale is opening its doors on Nov. 5 for in-person  shopping – and this year promises to be the biggest and best ever! Now in its 46th year, look for major savings on everything  from home decor to bed and bath, corporate gifts, furniture, to the most delightful selection of holiday gifts, toys, foods and more. There’s even gifts for your favourite furry friend! More than 20 departments to choose from. Savings are up to 90% off retail, and all the big names are here.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

– William Ashley Warehouse Sale, starting Nov. 5 to Dec. 19, 111 Creditview Rd., Vaughan, williamashley.com/warehousesale @WAWAREHOUSESALE

Olympic soccer powerhouse Karina LeBlanc, UNICEF Canada ambassador
Olympic soccer powerhouse Karina LeBlanc, UNICEF Canada ambassador Photo by supplied /UNICEF Canada

UNICEF Canada turns trick-or-treating into a walk-a-thon to raise much-needed funds for children around the world

Who remembers hauling those famous, iconic orange-hued trick-or-treat donation boxes along with their plastic orange pumpkin on Halloween night? It was a way of raising funds for a worthy cause while knocking on doors every Halloween. Well, UNICEF is back with its Halloween Walk-a-thon campaign, where families can raise money through their personal donation website throughout the month of October. New this year is kids will receive a personalized “digital orange box” to drum up extra dollars on their Halloween evening walk. The QR code on their Halloween Hero Card will link directly to their donation page.

Advertisement

Story continues below

Article content

“I have always known that UNICEF is (a) world leader in protecting children and ensuring children have access to basics like health care, education, and clean water, while also helping kids be kids through play and sports,” said Olympic soccer powerhouse Karina LeBlanc, UNICEF Canada ambassador in recent media release. “The UNICEF Halloween Walk-a-thon is a chance for families to embrace the spirit of Halloween fun while helping to raise much-needed donations and foster the next generation of givers through empathy…programs like this will help me educate my own daughter on the importance of helping kids around the world enjoy the childhood they deserve.”

 – To donate or learn how to get involved, visit unicef.ca/halloween.

    Advertisement

    Story continues below

    Comments

    Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

    Share:

    Share on facebook
    Facebook
    Share on twitter
    Twitter
    Share on pinterest
    Pinterest
    Share on linkedin
    LinkedIn
    On Key

    Related Posts

    On AIR

    Russtrat world