The Canadian Peeps!

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So I'd like to maintain a board for the Canadian customers.  A place where we can share our events, promos, problems etc.

 

I sometimes see deals and info for Canadians and rather then posting a new convo all the time maybe we can just share on this board.

 

I think it would be easier to communicate with each other if we only had one board to follow.

 

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Where to shop!

 

So I do have a list/link somewhere with brands and where they are found.  I'll try and dig it out and if you want it pm me Smiley Wink

 

For those who don't know...

 

Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale have a wonderful loyalty program and your points are worth "cash" in store.

 

The Bay is bringing in more brands... just recently Burberry. I'm thinking we will see more good things come.  They also have a VIP program... I am not too sure how it all works but it applies to all purchases from the store and you get a 20$ off 100$ makeup purchase coupon almost every month... Like who wouldn't want that!  Hello MAC!

 

Beautylish ships to Canada and they are FAST!  Order processed and shipped within the hour and arrives the next day!

 

Now that we have Nordies in Canada you might be able to call a counter and get items shipped to you.  Some things you can get shipped from the site.

 

Apparently Saks is coming.  I believe The Bay is the one who will be owning them and bring them in.

 

If you get a good SA at Holts you can also get stuff shipped to you.

 

Sorry been MIA from this board a long time.

 

 

 

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Do your packages start out in Ontario? (Mississauga? or Toronto?) How many days from when you order does it take for something to arrive?

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It started out at Mississauga Smiley Happy It takes usually 5 days from the day I order.

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I'm in Victoria and my orders are also taking forever. I haven't looked at the tracking yet though, I don't to know if it is going to take much longer and get upset lol.

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I recommend not looking. It's so frustrating. I am from the Yukon originally, so you'd think moving to a major city in a province would improve shipping times... apparently not!

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Well Ladies, I ordered the Naked 3 palette the second it became available online, on Dec 5. I got confirmation it shipped out on Dec 6. I have not heard anything ever since, I live in Toronto!!

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Same thing happened to me! Naked 3 was shipped on the 6th and I just got an email this morning saying that it has left borderfree.

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I find that it varies. I've had about 4 orders in the last few weeks and BorderFree has taken anywhere from 1-3 days to process and provide a Canada Post tracking number. 

 

I placed two orders on Black Friday and even though my first order hit BorderFree first, it was sent to Canada Post and delivered to my house second. 

 

I placed a new order on Saturday and Sephora already sent me a shipment notice. We'll see how long BF takes this time. 

 

All this purchasing is getting addicting. 

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Thanks for your input Smiley Happy  Yes it does get addicting lol Smiley Very Happy

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I just got a sephora package today. On a Sunday!!! What a great surprise (and I understand Can Post is only doing this for the Xmas season.)

 

Yes, there's a lag until the tracking system is updated. My orders are all over the place as far as time.

 

October

  • average time 7 days
  • longest 13 days
  • shortest 6 days

November

  • average time 8 days
  • longest 12 days
  • shortest 6 days

A Canadian warehouse would be so dreamy!

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Thanks for the update! Smiley Happy

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I think BorderFree sends out the notice when it has cleared customs. It still has to be picked up my Canada Post and scanned into their system, which takes an additional day.

 

This is probably why I'll get two BorderFree emails a day apart, but the Canada Post tracking page will show the packages as having been received minutes apart. Whenever this happens though, both packages usually end up being delivered at the same time.

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On another note, has anyone noticed that shipping's getting faster?

 

My order from the weekend prior to Thanksgiving (order placed Saturday morning, shipped Sunday morning) didn't get here until the Tuesday a week after. This was the norm for most of my orders prior to that- about a week and a half from when I placed my order.

 

I expected to wait forever for my Black Friday goodies (orders placed at midnight EST, shipped Friday evening), but they were delivered to me Thursday and yesterday.

 

I picked up some more C$12 stocking stuffers on Monday evening, and that shipped on Tuesday, and was delivered to me yesterday (Friday).

 

I'm loving the speedier shipping!!

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Yes sometimes it's fast and other times it isn't.  I know what you mean about clearing customs and all that but did you notice the difference in time like I explained above? Like how they used to do it, how they do it now and most recently for me anyways takes even longer.

 

FYI Canadian warehouse to come (or in place?)  so shipping should be even faster.

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I do notice the lag, but my brain automatically translates it to "the box will get to me in 2-3 business days *happydance*". I don't know if borderfree has revamped how it sends out notifications when they switched over to the new website. (I miss the old one dearly- it used to be far less painful looking up orders on my phone.)

 

Last I checked, they were still shipping from Michigan, and they didn't know of any plans of a warehouse coming to Canada. Granted, this was over the summer, and they may have just told me that for "competitive reasons". I do hope they've changed their minds after the influx of Rouge orders- but I doubt it because postage rates are much higher in Canada, and it's probably cheaper to send everything over from the states.

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Yeah I so miss the old system too.  Much easier to view Smiley Wink I guess I brought it up because I got used to the new system knowing when I get the e-mail it's like 3 days but now it's 4 to 5 days...

 

Well a store manager asked me if I thought the shipping was faster and I said not so much and why... he told me it should get faster because of a Canadian warehouse.  Someone else I spoke with also told me it was coming.

 

Well I'm sure you get a discount on the rates when you do big volume like they do.

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Just placed an order yesterday morning.  The weekend might throw it off, but I'll report back when I receive my notice.

 

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Cool! Thanks Smiley Wink

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Mine hasn't moved in Canada Post's system from Border Free since the 3rd. If there is no movement on Monday, I am going to call to sort it out.

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Yeah seriously... There's like no movement.  Don't tell me it's shipped when it isn't.  Placed an order at Inglot and got an e-mail it was shipped like the next day... The f-ing thing actually started "moving" in CP like 5 days later.

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BITE lip lab @ Sephora Square One, Mississauga

December 6th 1pm-7pm and December 7th, 11am - 7pm

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I wish it was at Toronto too Smiley Sad

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