Post # 1
Hi Canadian bees!
Has anyone registered at Canadian Tire? I checked on their website and they don’t say anything about it, but I was wondering if anyone here might know otherwise. We already registered at the Bay (we have a house already but put some items we don’t have or could replace like a blender, new towels, and nicer dishes/serveware), but for some items I can’t help thinking, ‘jeez, we could get this stuff cheaper at Canadian Tire!’ We also don’t have much in the way of garden tools so I was thinking if we started another registry at Canadian Tire we could add some of those things as well, as well as camping gear.
What are your thoughts, bees? If you did a registry at Canadian Tire, could you put anything from the store on it, or was it limited to, say, only houseware items? Should we perhaps create a registry somewhere like the Home Depot instead for garden tools?
Post # 3
Canadian Tire got rid of their gift registry a few years ago.
ETA: The only stores that had gift registries and were anywhere near where we lived were Home Outfitters and Sears. While I think Sears is ridiculously expensive for most things, you could always register there for camping stuff and I believe they have garden tools too. We registered at Sears and got a few useful things like a cordless drill.
Post # 4
@As_You_Wish: Ah really? That’s too bad, but at least it makes it easier for me. Maybe we will register at Home Depot for some garden stuff. Thanks for responding!
Post # 5
I WISH Canadian Tire had a registry – it’s the only place we have to shop up here! We registered at Sears; they had a pretty good selection of power tools/garden tools that we could include. And, there is a catalogue store so they can ship remotely, which we needed also.
Post # 6
I was also wondering if Canadian Tire had a gift registry if they did I totally would have registered there! We registered at Kitchen Stuff Plus and got everything on our registry as the prices there are very decent. I was going to do Sears or The Bay but there prices are a bit high
Post # 7
Someone else might know this, but for some reason I don’t think Home Depot has a registry either (or if they do, it’s only available in the particular store that you register in). We had planned to register there for our wedding but for some reason we didn’t. I can’t remember what the reason was now..hmmmm. I really wish more places had registries though. I don’t know why Canadian Tire got rid of theirs. I worked at CT for years and yes, it was a pain in the butt to have to help people find things on registries all the time but TONS of people registered there! I worked in the sporting department and a lot of people registered for camping gear.
Post # 8
@ykyegbride: I didn’t think of Sears… that’s a good idea.
@sweetchiquita12: I hear you about the high prices at the Bay. For most of the stuff on our registry it is reasonable, but some things we need we didn’t both putting on because I know we could get it for way cheaper elsewhere. But I do like that they have some good quality stuff (like towels, and nice dishes) that I wouldn’t necessarily buy for myself.
I think Home Depot had a registry at one point because my cousin did hers there (this is 7-8 years ago now) but I’m not sure about the local-store thing. Hmm.
Post # 9
Canadian Tire used to have a registry in the early 2000s, but due to glitches with the system they backed out of doing registries.
I used to work there in high school and remembered the registry, so when time came to set up my registry this past year I went to Canadian Tire. No one could tell me anything about it, so I contacted Canadian Tire Corp. directly and was told that they got rid of it.
However, my mother insists that you can still do registries at select Canadian Tires as one of her friends is registered there. I think if specific stores want to put together an old school registry, there is nothing stopping them.
On your wedding website, maybe mention that you love Canadian Tire, so hopefully you’ll get some gift cards. Good luck!
Post # 10
I didn’t think of Sears… that’s a good idea.
Post # 11
Canadian people can also register with ourwishingwell.com. As it is an online gift registry you can access it from anywhere. And this will provide you a fun experience with a lot of benefits.
Post # 12
Sears/The Bay are more expensive. BUT they have FANTASTIC sales frequently – you just have to look for the flyers. (I’m talking 20% to 50% off all the time.)
Post # 13
I’m pretty sure Canadian Tire does have a registry, but on a store to store basis. This is extremely annoying for guests because you have to go to the Canadian Tire they registered at to buy off the registry. Also you can’t find their registry list online.
I like the way The Bay does theirs because you can see their sale prices right on the registry list, they have things on sale all the time. Whereas with Sears it is a serious PITA to find registry items that are on sale. Ya, I like a bargain!