I Need a Canadian Shopping Resuscitation

My week has been a busy one, trying to get tasks crossed off my to-do list. Most of these chores were Shopping-related, in preparation for a couple upcoming trips planned.

The week started with browsing local stores and malls looking for said items. #Fail. In each and every store, either the prices were too high or we simply couldn’t find what we wanted. We must have spent an entire 3 days dragging 3 kids from store to store in hopes of finding exactly what we were looking for.

As a last resort, we took an impromptu road trip to the nearest big city, again the same list in hand with nothing crossed off. Don’t get me wrong, it was a nice family fun day, but we again found ourselves lugging the kids from store to store, with no success. Again, one huge #Fail, this time hours from home.

Though too late to then Shop online, curiosity got the best of me and I browsed the net for the items we needed. My heart sunk as I did find them online. Alas, we would have had to order from many Shops and deal with many shipping dates and charges. That could have opened up whole new frustrations with unexpected shipping costs, lack of availability and of course – the dreaded customs and brokerage fees.

I think back now to how much time and energy we wasted Shopping these last couple of weeks. It’s even more painful to think that we do this often, that madly searching stores and leaving empty-handed isn’t just a one-time occurrence.

There is no happy ending for this story, as I have to now settle for lesser items, just for their availability. I also have to admit, my experiences lately really took the fun out of Shopping for me.

Yet, there is a silver lining in my Shopping future, thanks to SHOP.CA.

Very soon you and I will be able to search, find, compare and purchase millions of products from the world’s top brands – right form one website. Like a universal shopping cart, Canadian Shoppers will soon have the biggest online Shopping mall ever. Best of all? Orders over $40 ship FREE, and all qualifying products can be returned FREE within 365 days.

Sign up for SHOP.CA 

  • $10 off your first purchase of $100
  • Plus 5x the regular SHOP.CA Rewards for rest of 2012 {that’s 2.5% for every dollar you spend}
  • Be entered to win $500 in Rewards, a Trip to St. Lucia or the Bahamas or a Samsung TV; once you sign up, Connect your Facebook account to your SHOP.CA account to be entered.

At SHOP.CA, every time you make a purchase, you will earn SHOP.CA loyalty rewards to save on future purchases. After my experience this last week, I am SO ready to Shop from the comforts of home and have a hassle-free online shopping experience.

How about you? Are YOU ready to fall in love with Shopping again?



I am part of the SHOP.CA Super Shopper program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.



  1. looks promising. i hope it will be as great as it seems, please update us once you’ve tried it out tammi!

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