Friday, December 3, 2010

We Go Bing Shopping

Wendy and I went Bing Shopping while sipping Bing-Tinis at Sassafraz this week to celebrate the launch of this new shopping search engine.  So what is it really and how does it work?  
  1. Hop on over to
  2. Type in what you're looking for in their very smart search engine
  3. Shop results from both sides of the border from over 650+ stores that ship here to Canada.  Bing Shopping even calculates duty and shipping fees for you to compare
So why do we love it?

Wendy enjoys her mini-mani and massage from the ladies at Ten Spot
Instead of typing into a regular search engine, you can look instead with a shopping search engine.  All the guesswork of whether they ship to Canada is taken away for you and you are shopping with vendors that are carefully screened by Bing so your experience is a good one.  Vendors like Canadian Tire, Gap, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Vistek and Browns Shoes are just some of our favourite stores that have jumped on-board.  For the savvy hip + urban girl shopper, you can sort your search results by price or top deal rating to maximize the savings.  A price graph will even tell you the price history so you can judge whether or not that cute purse or digital camera ever goes on sale!
Mmmmm...gorgeous fruit and cheese spread (left), mani stations (right)
If you hate braving the mall and circling for parking at Christmas time, this is one of the best ways to take care of that wish list in your pajamas.  It also saves you time running from store to store to find the best deal.  Click on the cross-border tab to see what's better to buy from the USA.  Sometimes it's just cheaper to buy within Canada, other times you can save close to 60-80%.
We pose with one of our faves, Lauren from Lauren Out Loud
The girl who always has the lowdown on the best deals, Kimberley Clancy of
Super cool bloggers, Rayanne Langdon and Rochelle Latinsky
Always the life of the party!  Marie from Karma Cake and Anastasia Tubanos
We'll definitely be using Bing Shopping to search prices on the Internet first before trekking all over the city to find what you're looking for.  It works best if you know roughly what you want, but it is hard to replace the thrill of the browse.  Give it a test drive @

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