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Check out the best Boxing Day deals in Canada from Walmart and Best Buy

Some of these deals could sell out at any moment, so get 'em while they're hot!

Walmart and Best Buy are celebrating Boxing Day in Canada with huge deals on media streaming devices, headphones, and other tech. Take advantage of these deals while you can because while they might stick around for a couple of days, these prices could easily sell out.

Amazon Canada is also having a huge sale for Boxing Day. Be sure to check out those deals right here.

Walmart's deals will last until December 31 but many supplies are limited. Get free shipping with orders over $50 or free in-store pickup for orders over $25.

Here are the best deals from Walmart:

Best Buy's deals last through December 28 and include free shipping over $35 unless the items are too big to qualify. Here are some of the best deals from Best Buy:

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Canadians save big on Boxing Day with dozens of Amazon sales

Hey, hey, it's Boxing Day!

Amazon Canada is celebrating the holiday with dozens of sales covering everything from printers to headphones to KitchenAid stand mixers. Many of the products on sale are down to their lowest prices ever, and there's just a huge variety to choose from.

These are the best sales going on right now:

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Stop searching for a place to plug-in and charge with the $5 RAVPower mini battery pack

This small portable charger can fit in your pocket keep your phone charged to full!

The whole point of the smartphone revolution was we could carry the power of a full-blown computer in our pocket. We didn't have to make room for more stuff... until it came time to charge the battery. Then you needed a backpack just to carry all your cords and power adapters and giant, monolithic, battery packs.

That's the beauty of a mini external charger like the RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh portable battery pack. It can fit in your pocket, or purse, and you don't have to go out of your way to keep your phone juiced up. Right now it's down to $4.99 with code RAV3K5SD.

Its normal street price is $11. We haven't seen another deal on this RAVPower since the end of August and that deal only dropped it to $7, not $5.

Despite its size, it still has enough power to fully charge an iPhone 7 and similar phones. Assuming you actually leave the house with a full charge (and didn't forget to charge it all night like I usually do), it should keep you topped off while you're out. Other features include:

  • Thoughtful And Ergonomic Design: White plastic cap at the top and unique clip-inspired design prevent the charger from scratching and rolling off your desk
  • Easy-to-press power button plus three status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity
  • 1A output and 1A input: charge faster and smarter than others. Automatically detects and delivers the optimal charging current for any connected device, which ensures the fastest and most efficient charge
  • Short-circuit and over-current protection will make the charger automatically shut down if a short circuit or overload output occur while the unit is charging
  • Ultra reliable Lithium-Ion battery with over 500 battery charge cycles

RAVPower offers an 18-month warranty for the charger as well.

This charger only comes with one USB to micro USB cable, so grab an extra USB-C cord or Lightning cable if you need one.

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Amazon's Prime Day 2017 brings 30 hours of deals starting July 10

Amazon has just announced 30 hours of deals starting on July 10, and the Thrifter team will be covering it all!

Prime Day 2017 will be spread across three days, starting Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. EST and going until 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 12. The Thrifter team is already gathering all the information you need to know about Prime Day, and they will be on hand to cover this event from beginning to end, with every standout deal posted to the site and on Twitter.

While you can obviously expect the bulk of the deals to happen on Tuesday, July 11, don't be surprised if they kick off with a few great ones on Monday night. In fact, Amazon will be offering some exclusive deals to people using their Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Those deals will start at 7 p.m. on July 10, two hours before everything else kicks off. Going even farther back, Amazon plans to drop some other big sales in the week leading up to Prime Day.

Amazon claims this year's Prime Day event will feature more than 100,000 deals. Well, that's just plain ridiculous because there's no way you're going to be able to keep up with every single deal that drops, especially when most of them disappear almost as quickly as they arrive. For that reason, we've got a dedicated team of deal-scourers at Thrifter ready to give their sweat and tears to sort through everything and show you the deals worth paying attention to. Follow the Thrifter team on Twitter for deals as fast as they can tweet.

Be sure to sign up for Amazon Prime (even free trials can participate in Prime Day), and get here on July 10 when the whole thing goes live and the fun really starts! And remember we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions here that you can peruse if you need more information.

Check out Thrifter's other great deals leading up to Prime Day