A few weeks ago, my 9-yr-old showed me a coffee table book at Indigo he wanted for Chanukah. When I saw the $50 CDN price tag I gasped (it was marked $40 US). I’m thrilled he loves books but thought $50 for one was a bit steep.
I inquired if they’d be honouring U.S. prices. A cashier told me to check the price online. Sure enough, Nicktoons was selling for $33 CDN online ($31.35 for iRewards customers). I added a couple other items from my gift list and saved the shipping costs too.
I like the convenience of online shopping but wish pricing and promotions were the same for one store regardless of the channel I choose.
This week, the Chapters•Indigo chain launched an in-store promo too. Save 10-40% (or more) until Dec. 24 on:
• greeting cards
• Chicken Soup and Klutz series.
I scooped up a new children’s reference book for 45% off the marked price - they combined two promos!
Although some of the in-store coupons say they are for one item only, cashiers aren’t collecting them. You can use them more than once!
Keep an eye out for other retailers offering books, cards, magazines and gift wrap for U.S. prices.
Tags: Chapters, exchange rate, Indigo, iRewards