Gearing up for a cross-border shopping trip? With Black Friday just around the corner on November 28, the countdown is on. Canadians will be heading for the border in droves in search of the ultimate deal.

We’ve rounded up some information to make sure your trip is safe and hassle-free!

  1. Know how much you can bring back to Canada

    When planning a trip, you’ve likely asked yourself, “What can I bring back to Canada?” Our cross-border shopping post outlines what and how much you can bring back to Canada. Now you can shop with complete confidence!

    Download our printable US Shopping Guide, which contains what and how much you can bring back to Canada.

    Black Friday sign on the highway for Canadians driving to the USA

  2. Use a credit card, but make sure you’re using it safely

    If you’re planning a cross-border shopping spree, whether it’s a day trip or weekend extravaganza, you’ll need to make sure your finances are in order.  I thought I was a pro until I read our guest blogger, Barry Choi’s post about safety tips for using credit cards abroad. Learn about preparing your credit cards before travelling, using your credit cards abroad and what to do when you return home.

  3. Protect yourself with emergency medical travel insurance

    Cross border shopping can be an adventure. So make sure you’re prepared just in case you experience an accident or medical emergency. Always get travel medical insurance before you go!

Happy shopping and safe travels,

Sarah