It’s Black Friday and there are deals everywhere as we wish our neighbours in the United States and Happy Thanksgiving! In recent years, both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been combined into a long weekend of unbelievable discounts assisting our needs into the holiday season. Many hotels and airlines have been offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals leading up to the end of November. Even Canadians have a chance to take advantage over these Black Friday deals.
Below is a small list of Black Friday promotions for Canadians:
Terms and Conditions
|500,000 seats sold at bargain prices to most destinations WestJet flies to
|Book by November 30, 2015||Non-refundable and-non transferable|
|Travel until April 30, 2016||Seats at these fares are limited|
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday||May not be available on all flights|
|Match price WestJet’s Black Friday sale
|Book by November 30, 2015
|Seats are limited|
|Min and Max stays are displayed|
|Flight and hotel packages starting at $199 + tax||November 25 to 29, 2015 only||Prices are per person on double occupancy|
|Earn 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan miles per couple
|Book for January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016
|Aeroplan miles awarded once travel is completed|
|Score 75% off select hotels on the Expedia App||Book on November 27, 2015||Only available on the Expedia app
|Hotspots such as Vegas, Hawaii and Jamaica||9:00 AM to 3:00 PM|
|Starwood||25% off rooms and additional 5% off for members||Bookings made between November 26, 2015 to December 1, 2015|
|30% off the company’s best available rates
|Book on November 30, 2015
|Blackout dates may apply|
|Available only at participating hotels and resorts|
|Up to 50% off base fares plus 25%
Promo Code: 2F73CE
|Book by November 27, 2015||New bookings only|
|Travel by March 31, 2016
|Atlantic Canada is only 40% off base fares|
|Discount is not applicable on itineraries that include a partner airline flight segment|
|Offer may vary on travel dates between December 14, 2015 to January 10, 2016|
If you know that you will be planning a trip in a few months, you can take advantage of deals offered by Air Canada, WestJet and Porter as you can travel months after your booking date.
Air Canada is offering vacation packages from Toronto to Cancun and Toronto to Puerto Plata for only $199 (plus taxes and fees). With this promotion, you can still earn Aeroplan Miles.
Usually I pay about $500 to $600 for a flight to Portland, Oregon. It seems like WestJet is offering an extraordinary price during their Black Friday promotions.
If you go with their Econo fare, it will cost $320.18 for a flight from Ottawa to Portland, while their Flex fare costs about $100 more, clocking in at $443.03. Now I have tried booking for several dates in May, June, and August of 2016 and this pretty much sums up the results.
All dates did not offer an Econo fare, and the Flex fare clocked in at $520.52, which is about $100 more than when you make the booking during their Black Friday sale.
Some of the deals offered by airlines and hotels will not be publicized until the actual date, especially for some unbelievable Cyber Monday promotions as in previous years, they have been known to sell in minutes.