Whether you're shopping for toys, accessories, cookware or, of course, books, Chapters, Indigo and Coles are some of the best places to look in Canada – which is why we put together a complete sale calendar for 2018, so you know exactly when their sales are and how you can score the best deals year-round!
Chapters Indigo is known for their weekly sales events – especially on brands like LEGO, Matt & Nat and Benefit Cosmetics – but first, you need to know when they're actually happening!
Deals of the Week
If there's one thing you can count on, it's that Chapters will put out a ton of new sales every Monday. Their Deals of the Week section is one of the first places I look for markdowns, since they usually have at least a dozen sales on everything from homewares and gift ideas to toys and books – and you can get up to 75% off!
Here are some of the biggest sales this week:
- 25% off Playmobil
- 20% off Riedel
- 20% off Sophie Conran
- 20% off Emile Henry
- 5 for $20 Bargain Kids' Books
The latest Deals of the Week end on May 27, 2018, so don't wait too long!
Free Shipping with No Minimum
On any given day, Chapters offers free shipping on most orders over $25, and you also have the option to ship your orders to a store for free. However, sometimes they'll kick off the week with absolutely FREE shipping with no minimum spend! They had a Plum Rewards exclusive free shipping promo on earlier this week, and stay tuned to this post to hear as soon as another deal pops up!
15% off Weekends
The 15% off Weekends codes might just be some of the most famous recurring sales in Canada. They're also known as the Indigo weekend codes or Chapters weekend codes, and they're absolutely worth looking into – especially if you're looking to buy something you know likely won't go on sale for a while, like LOL Surprise! dolls or S'well water bottles.
They don't happen every weekend, but these online-only coupon codes usually get you 15% off regular-price toys, home décor, accessories and paper products all weekend long. We have seen these sales pop up during the week, too, so it's always worth checking back here just in case!
Tips for saving money at Chapters all year
Sign up for Plum Rewards or iRewards
Chapters Indigo has two rewards programs, and they're both work checking out, especially if you shop there often. Plum Rewards is their FREE loyalty program, where you can earn points for every dollar you spend in-store or online (and redeem those points for $5, $10 or $20 off an order) and get early access to sales like The Baby Event!
On the other hand, if (like me) you shop at Chapters fairly often (especially for books), you might want to look into their iRewards program. For a $35 annual fee, you'll score 10% off books and 5% off pretty much everything else in-store, as well as an extra 5% when you buy books online or via their mobile app – so the card will pretty much pay for itself after your first couple purchases!
Buy books online
Even if you aren't a rewards member, you can still save money at Chapters when you buy books online. They often feature different authors or genres is their Deals of the Week, and many titles are discounted online (but full-price in store). So if there's ever a certain book you're planning to buy, check it out online first!
Browse the sale section
One of my favourite things about Chapters is just how many different things they carry, especially online. You never really know what you'll find in their sale section, and they add new markdowns fairly frequently, so it's always worth popping by to check out the latest clearance items. Who knows what you could find?
Track items on your wish list
If you have an Indigo online account, you can sign in and create a wish list of things you might want to buy. I use mine as a bit of a shopping list, where I note everything I'm eyeing and then check back every so often to see if anything went on sale! Another cool feature of the wish lists is that you can search for and find other peoples' lists, which is perfect if you need gift ideas (or if you want to drop hints)!
Shop for reading socks in the spring
Love reading socks? Right now is the best time to buy them! While these cute and cozy accessories make awesome stocking stuffers, they can be pretty expensive – especially right before Christmas, when everyone's trying to get their hands on them. Instead, get yourself a pair or two now (since they're up to 64% off) and just save them for next year!
Use Chapters promo codes
Last, but certainly not least, don't forget to look for Chapters Indigo promo codes before you shop! Every so often, they'll release codes for 10% off $50 orders, as well as those 15% off Weekends coupons, so don't miss out when they're here!
Chapters Black Friday Sale
Amazingly, we already have a date for the Chapters 2018 Black Friday Sale! We don't quite know what deals to expect (although Chapters usually hits these ones out of the park), but the sale starts Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 – so mark your calendars!
Chapters Cyber Monday Sale
The sales don't end with Black Friday! The next Chapters Indigo Cyber Monday Sale starts on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, and you can count on them having some really incredible online-only sales (so you might want to just go ahead and book the morning off work and start building your wish list now)!
Chapters Boxing Day Sale
Boxing Day isn't just a one-day deal at Chapters. Instead, they hold a major Boxing Week blowout sale – and it even starts a day early! This year, the deals begin on Christmas, and you can usually expect them to last a week or two.
Teacher Appreciation Sale
You didn't think we'd forget about this one, did you? At least once a year, Chapters holds their Teacher Appreciation Sale ask a thank-you for all the hard work you do. This year's event happened on Feb. 24 and 25, 2018, and teachers saved 30% on almost everything in-store with a valid teacher ID.
So, did we miss anything? What's the best deal you've ever gotten at Chapters? Which sales are you waiting for? Let us know below!