Shoppers looking for Boxing Day specials have one more day to wait in Prince Edward Island

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Boxing Day sales

While a number of their fellow Canadians elsewhere in the country set out in search of Boxing Day bargains today at big box stores and shopping malls shoppers, Prince Edward Island bargain seekers have another day at home digesting leftover turkey and enjoying relative peace and quiet.

Retail stores in P.E.I. remained closed today, in keeping with the provisions of the Retail Business Holidays Act.

Shoppers in search of bargains in the province today will have to find them online.

And many will spend part of the day browsing websites for retailers like Future Shop, Staples, The Source, Sears, Indigo, The Brick, Leon's, Wal-Mart and Amazon in hopes of saving big dollars on select items.

Electronics, home décor, books, movies and music will be high on their lists.

When consumers here do hit the stores on Friday they will be well prepared.

Today's issue of The Guardian carried Boxing Day sale ads from a number of local, regional and national retailers and Boxing Day flyers went out just before Christmas.


It should be noted that some retailers will be opening early on Friday.

Hours for those retailers are posted on their respective ads, sales flyers and/or websites.

Organizations: Future Shop, The Source, The Brick Wal-Mart

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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Recent comments

  • And Another Thing
    December 28, 2013 - 06:55

    Those who are having such a hard time with this extra day of rest have a far more serious problem than even their shopping addiction. They don't know how to relax and spend time with loved ones. It should scare them but it probably doesn't and that's another serious problem.

    • HuH
      December 30, 2013 - 12:03

      I so agree! In the days of my youth women stayed home and raised the children and the men worked. All the stores closed early and we made sure to observe the Sabbath with our families in Church. That is what normal people do. If store were open on boxing day it would only lead to broken families and divorce.

  • too happy
    December 27, 2013 - 07:49

    There are some very good things about PEI and one of them is that it is a bit backwards. If you want life in the fast lane and no time with family and loved ones, move somewhere else! You will not be missed!

    • Eve Marsals
      December 29, 2013 - 16:11

      Thanks anyway, but I am here to stay. Perhaps you should move back to 1950 where you belong.

  • James
    December 27, 2013 - 06:34

    Is it really that big of a deal. I'm in the younger generation crowd but I can still appreciate some time off from the holiday hustle and bustle. This year I spent almost all of December shopping and doing so many other things to prepare for xmas I barely had any time to do what matters most, spend quality relaxing time with loved ones. Do we really need to go out the very next day and continue to spend more money and wait in huge lines to get a discount? Boxing day sales (not just on PEI but everywhere in Canada) have been pretty terrible for the last few years, retailers have definitely taken advantage of the holiday. I say enjoy the day off with all stores closed and spend time with family!

    • Eve Marsals
      December 27, 2013 - 14:15

      If you do not want to have the right to go shopping on a day known everywhere for shopping then don't! It is my right to make my own choices.

    • huh
      December 27, 2013 - 17:02

      @Eve you have the right to make your own choices, but this isn't about you. Nowhere is it written that you are entitled to have the stores open whenever you want.

    • Agreed
      December 28, 2013 - 06:02

      I agree with you James. If people really enjoy spending the day after Christmas shopping, that's their choice. I prefer to stay at home and enjoy the day relaxing with the family. Besides: boxing day sales have become boxing week sales, then ushering in the new year sales, then January blow out sales, and so on, and so on. If I really need to get that something special on sale after Christmas, I've got plenty of time to do it. @eve: You can make all the choices that you want. If the stores aren't open and you choose to shop that day, you're going to be disappointed.

    • Eve Marsals
      December 29, 2013 - 16:00

      I am an ER nurse and worked over the Christmas holiday. I have also worked in Edmonton and Vancouver. No where do you find the backward ultra conservative views like the narrow minded people that have commented on my post. I merely expressed an opinion on Boxing day openings, as many of you also have done. Many people work on Boxing day. It is a Canadian tradition to take advantage of boxing day sales much like black Friday in the US. How is my wanting to buy my groceries interfering in your life?

    • huh
      December 30, 2013 - 06:21

      The existence of a holiday is backwards? I will disagree with that. I don't feel that keeping retail open on a given day is any sign of forward thinking. The stores are open 360/365 days a year so no one is going to starve. The overall benefits of a holiday outweigh the individual's need to shop. The sales are there on the 27th, and you can shop online anytime. You lose nothing. Others gain a day off. Not seeing the issue here. Yes, I've heard the argument that hospitals, police etc etc still have to work. Irrelevant. We can't define a holiday as a day where everyone has it off. That's impossible.

    • Sensitive Eve
      December 30, 2013 - 06:33

      @Eve A bit sensitive aren't you? Maybe you need a bit of time off to relax. You seem very very stressed. Conservative views? Narrow minded people? The two people responding to James' post were simply commenting on your comment. Both comments said that you have the right to choose. Neither mentioned that your wanting to shop is interfering in their lives. What's narrow minded about that or conservative about that? Your response to them is childish and whiny. The stores in this Province don't have to open on 26 December just because you want to shop on that day. That doesn't make anything backward or conservative. It just makes the stores closed that day. As someone else so nicely put's not all about you. Sometimes you just have to live with a bit of disappointment in not getting what you want.

    December 26, 2013 - 15:22

    To bad PEI is so far behind the rest of NORTH AMERICA. Check into the definition of Boxing Day and the reason behind it. Police, Firefighters, hospital staff, restraurant staff and many others have to work but if you are a sales clerk, no way. Isn't PEI ever going to try and catch up with the rest of civilization?

    • only on PEI?
      December 26, 2013 - 21:04

      Did you know that stores are also closed in NS, NB and NFLD on Boxing Day?

  • Eve Marsals
    December 26, 2013 - 15:07

    The Island is so conservative and backward. No wonder all the youth move away!

    • Very Insightful
      December 27, 2013 - 08:28

      I get so frustrated with people who don't know what they are talking about suggesting that youth and a lot of adults are moving away to find work and to earn higher pay. Thank god there are people like you who are wise enough to understand that people are actually moving away because they can't shop on boxing day.