ABOUT THE SOURCE CANADA
The Source is a large Canadian retailer of personal electronics. Offering a wide selection of electronic products and accessories, The Source is a great place to shop both in-store and online.
As long-time electronics shoppers will know, The Source was previously the Canadian branch of Radio Shack. In 2004, the parent organization owning the company was purchased by Circuit City. Shoppers may recall seeing "The Source by Circuit City" coming up where "Radio Shack" used to be. This was the case until 2009, when Canadian telecommunications giant Bell Canada bought the company and dropped the "by Circuit City" part of the name. Promptly after the takeover, The Source stopped selling Rogers products, as those items belonged to Bell's competitor.
The Source boasts over 650 locations across Canada. There is a great selection of personal electronics that are available at the store, including smartphones, tablets, TVs, Laptops and essentials like batteries and accessories. While trying out the newest gadgets at The Source locations might be fun, online shoppers can take advantage of a large selection of products available exclusively online. Additional perks such as free shipping (orders over $25) and online coupons make shopping at TheSource.ca particularly appealing. If you can't find what you're looking for at The Source, you can always check Best Buy or NCIX.
Not only does The Source care about providing you with great service at their stores and online, they also care about the environment. In 2011, The Source launched a program with recycling incentives called "Trade-Up & Save".
The Source constantly runs special events (e.g. Cabin Fever Event, up to 40% off), that are featured prominently in their weekly flyers and "Today's Deal" on the main page of the website. Events typically feature items in a particular category, or a specific item in the store and can run anywhere from one day to several weeks. In addition to their promotions, TheSource.com has a comprehensive clearance outlet that contains hundreds of deals with fantastic discounts on electronic must-haves. Headphones, Cameras, Racing wheels - you name it, they have it on sale.
The Source also offers occasional online and printable coupons that will save you a dollar amount or a percentage on your orders. Most coupons will apply for a specific product or category, although some will be applicable site-wide. Watch for coupons in the following denominations:
- Free shipping when you buy a camera
- Free $25 gift card on purchases over $100
- $20 off when you spend $100+
While many retailers provide customers with a percentage off for signing up to their newsletter, The Source instead enters your name in their monthly draw for a cool $500 shopping spree! That buys a whole lot of electronics - be sure to sign up!
Redeeming deals on TheSource.ca is easy, so make sure you take advantage of the saving when coupons do come up. Follow these steps to get the deals:
- Click on the deal you'd like to use from selection of active TheSource.ca offers. TheSource.ca will open in a new tab.
- If the deal you selected is a sale or promotion on TheSource.ca, the applicable page will open with prices already reflecting the sale. For instance, the deal "Up to 55% off in the clearance section" will open the clearance page, where you will find the prices already reduced.
- If your deal is a coupon, remember to copy the revealed coupon code off the Dealguild.com page. Proceed to TheSource.ca to pick your items.
- When you are done shopping, head over to you cart by clicking on the cart icon at the top right-hand side of the page.
- In your cart you will find a summary of your items. Review your items and paste your coupon into the "Promo Code" field directly below your item list. Click "Apply". Your cart will update with the new total.
Don't want to pay now? No problem. The Source has its own credit card product that comes with no interest and no payments for up to 12 months. A minimum purchase of $299 before taxes and administration fees applies. To help you with that upfront cost, The Source also offers 10% off on your first purchase with the card.
The Source on Facebook: Join The Source's Facebook group to keep up to date on the latest products, as well as contests and raffles. Don't be surprised to see a draw for some hockey tickets in an area near you. The group is also a trusty place to check on the deal of the day, as well as some comments from fellow shoppers offering thoughts on the products posted.
The Source on YouTube: Be sure to follow The Source's YouTube channel for the latest commercials. Whenever a holiday or special calendar event comes up, the channel will feature store employees discussing ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers. Most importantly, the channel has handy clips that explain the capabilities of new and popular products, including comparisons and product features.
Customer Care: 1-866-515-5855
Tech Support: 1-866-454-4428
Live Chat on TheSource.ca.
For specific questions about deals in your area, call your local store. Use the store locator to identify the contact number for the store closest to you.