Hudson's Bay sales are practically national holidays in Canada (or at least they should be), because so many people around the country count down until they happen.
One of the best things about The Bay is how often they run different sales, but it can be tough trying to keep track of when they all are. That's why we put together this sale calendar, so you know what's coming up next.
So whether you're saving up for Bay Days or waiting until their next Boxing Day sale, you can always come back to this page to find the latest deals and ways to save money at The Bay!
Since Hudson's Bay runs so many sales throughout the year, we decided to start with the absolute biggest ones – and an answer to the question that's probably on everyone's mind:
When are Bay Days in 2018?
Alright, I know you must have heard of Bay Days by now. They might be the biggest shopping event in all of Canada (besides Black Friday and maybe Boxing Day, of course). This is a sale exclusive to Hudson's Bay. Bay Days promotions usually last for a week or two, and they're when you can score up to 50% off all kinds of items – and sometimes entire departments – across the store.
If all that wasn't enough, The Bay sometimes runs weekend-only deals during Bay Days. These sales are usually on Friday through Sunday, but you have to hurry if you want to take advantage of them.
As for exact sale dates, Bay Days last happened in April of this year – but don't worry if you missed them. There's a really good chance they'll be back sometime before the year is up. We don't have an exact start date yet, but stayed tuned to this page to learn more.
The Bay One-Day Sales
These events go by many names – from One-Day Sales to Flash Sales to the Deal of the Day – but whatever you call them, know that these are deals you don't want to miss. They're all promotions that usually come without warning and run for one day only (hence the names), so you really have to be ready to pounce when these pop up. We'll let you know when the next one is!
Every One-Day Sale usually highlights a certain department or product category, which The Bay then discounts for up to 80% off (for a up to a 24-hour window). Most of the time, these deals end at 11:59 PM ET, so you always want to get your shopping done before then.
The Hudson's Bay Black Friday Sale
Last year's Black Friday Sale started early and last all through Cyber Week. Their biggest deals, of course, happen on Black Friday itself and only launch at midnight day-of, but you'll still be able to score plenty of deals during the week leading up to Black Friday.
Hudson's Bay doesn't usually announce their Black Friday sales in advance, but you can guarantee they'll slash prices throughout the store. Savings usually last past the day itself, too. Previous Hudson's Bay Black Friday sales included 50% off select women's coats, 70% off mattress sets and 60% off Christmas trees, to name just a few. You'll also usually be able to score free shipping, too!
The Hudson's Bay Boxing Day Sale
Hudson's Bay doesn't disappoint with Boxing Day sales. Most Hudson's Bay stores open at 8 AM on Boxing Day (some Toronto locations open at 7 AM), but the deals start on Christmas Day online! Some sales last until Dec. 27, and others usually continue for an entire week! This one obviously isn't coming back for a while, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear any details.
The Bay Free Shipping Fridays
There doesn't really seem to be a rhyme or reason to when these deals pop up, but I'll never complain when they do! Every so often, The Bay will run free shipping promotions for one Friday only (hence the name), where you can score free delivery with no minimum. We've already seen a few Free Shipping Fridays this year, and we'll let you know as soon as this deal is back on.
Tips for saving money at The Bay all year
Sign up for Hudson's Bay Rewards: The program website might be a little outdated, but it's a good idea to at least check HBC Rewards out! With this loyalty program, you can earn points every time you shop at Hudson's Bay and redeem them later. Here's how it all works out:
- Basic Rewards – earn 1 point for almost every dollar spent
- Rewards Plus – earn 1.5 points for almost every dollar spent
- VIP – earn 2 points for almost every dollar spent
Scout out the clearance section: I probably check The Bay's sale section at least once every couple days. They're constantly marking new things down, so you never know what you'll find! It's usually a really great place to find HUGE discounts on toys, too! And yes, you can sometimes also find HBC Collection items (in those famous stripes) on clearance!
Don't forget about free samples! If you're buying cosmetics or any other beauty products online from The Bay, you can usually score a few free samples with your purchase! In fact, they have an entire Gift With Purchase section that's absolutely worth checking out.
Ship your order to a store: If you don't have a Hudson's Bay credit card, shipping is usually free on beauty orders over $49 and other orders over $99. Orders that don't meet that minimum are subject to an $8 shipping fee. However, certain items qualify for FREE in-store pickup, so you can save a few bucks on smaller orders that way.
Keep an eye out for Hudson's Bay promo codes: You never know when a new coupon code might pop up at The Bay, and it's always worth a quick look to see if they have any new offers out there before you place an order! We'll let you know here whenever a new one pops up.