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Future Shop's 'Open Media Policy' in effect for Boxing Day

Announcement highlights:

  1. Media are invited to take advantage of Future Shop's one-day-only 'Open Media Policy' today only for Boxing Day
  2. Hundreds of thousands of customers are expected to shop at Future Shop stores today across Canada
  3. More than four million shoppers are expected to visit Futureshop.ca during its online Boxing Day sale (December 24 - 26).

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, media across Canada are invited to take advantage of Future Shop's one-day-only 'Open Media Policy.'  Exclusively for Boxing Day, media are welcome to visit their local Future Shop store without prior approval from head office, making capturing content and footage for Boxing Day stories quick and easy.

Media are invited to visit all Future Shop stores open on Boxing Day to capture the hundreds of people lined-up at each store awaiting the doors to open, ringing registers and the overall excitement of Canada's biggest retail day of the year. The majority* of Future Shop stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario will open at 6:00 a.m. local time, with some lines forming as early as the night before on Christmas Day.

As Future Shop's busiest shopping day of the year, hundreds of thousands of customers are expected to enter its doors today across Canada and more than four million shoppers are expected to visit Futureshop.ca during its online Boxing Day sale (December 24 - 26).

For a complete list of store locations and Boxing Day hours, visit Futureshop.ca.

* The Gatineau store will open at 8:00 a.m. and all other Quebec stores will open at 1:00 p.m. local time on December 26. Stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario are closed and open at 6:00 a.m. local time on December 27. Due to local laws, some stores open at 1:00 p.m. local time.

About Future Shop

With 149 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

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