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Ok, let’s talk shopping, but like on a budget, taking advantage of sales. There are many deals about to happen for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and I’ve pulled a few here in a list.

Travel Tuesday deals

I just learned about this today, apparently, the Tuesday after Cyber Monday is the day travel providers and agencies come together for a national shopping event. You can see this year’s sales on Hopper, a mobile app for travelers. Rumor has it 2021 had about 31% more deals than Cyber Monday and 55% more deals than Black Friday. According to Hopper, the best deals ranged from $1,200 off Nepal and $550 off Barcelona, Spain. Add me on Hopper using code katerynat3m3 and get CA$33 off any hotel. Now we wait to see what the deals will actually be.

Savings on booking platforms

  • My favourite hotel search and booking platform* are offering 30% off as well. Conditions: Travel anytime before December 31, 2023.
  • is offering 30% off or more on selected hotels during our Black Friday sale. If you book on the app, you earn double points.
  • ChepoAir* is offering Travel Tuesday Deals. Get up to C$35 off on fees on flights with Coupon TRAVELT35.

Aeroplan and AirCanada offers

Buckle in, there are a few. Aeroplan members can choose to either earn bonus points or get points back. Here are the options:

  • 50% BONUS PTS Economy Class Flights & vacation packages
  • 100% BONUS PTS Business and Premium Economy Class & Flights & vacation packages
  • 5% PTS BACK At least 1,000 – up to 25,000 pts & on eligible flight redemptions

Conditions: Book by November 27, Travel by June 30

If you book a car through Aeroplan you can get up to 30% off base rates and earn up to 1,500 bonus Aeroplan points. Using points, you can also save 15% off car rentals of 3 days or more.

Conditions: North American car rental with Avis and Budget, book before November 28, 2022.

Extra savings tips:

  • Aeroplan now has a browser extension that activates anywhere where you can get points, definitely get one of those to rack up some free flight rewards. 
  • Honey Gold is a browser plugin that will find all available (if available) coupon codes for your shop. If offers are not available the app might offer you rewards which once enough is collected you can cash into gift cards at Amazon. Here is a referral code for Honey. 

Group tour savings

  • Contiki*  offers are up to 25% off, what they are calling the biggest event of the year. The cyber sale runs from November 24th to December 1st. For example, savings for the European Trail tour are $1,043 pp, which is a good chunk of cash to hold on to.
  • Gad Adventures is offering a whole bunch of sales for travel before April 30, 2023, and 10% off select trips departing between May 1 and June 30, 2023.
  • Intrepid Travel offers up to 25% off trips for 2023 globally and 15% off on a range of local trips.

Xcaret Park, Mexico

I’ve been to this park twice and absolutely loved the experience. You can spend two full days there, but if you have one it is totally worth it. The evening performances are also spectacular. For Black Friday they are offering a $30 USD discount on tours (transportation included) in all parks that offer the service. Use coupon code BLACKF22 on*. Conditions: Valid from November 23rd – November 28th, 2022. HoneyGold works on this site so if you don’t get an additional discount you would still get some rewards points.

Update your photo gear at Henry’s

As usual, some low prices, and some deals on cameras and lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, and more. Here are the exact offers from Henry’s*:

  • Save up to $500 on cameras and up to $450 on lenses
  • Up to $250 on video, audio, and streaming gear
  • Up to $250 on light and up to 30% on tripods 

Savings on Tinggly Experience gifts

Tinggly is a company that curates experience packages. It is quite simple: you choose the package, it gets sent to your favorite person, and they pick an experience anywhere in the world whenever they are ready to travel. For Black Friday they are offering 30% off for everything on*. Conditions: purchase before November 28th.

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