May 4

May the 4th Be With You Deals Today

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 4:41 PM

May the 4th Be With You Deals Today

May the 4th be with you today. You don’t have to be a fan of Star Wars to celebrate today, and you definitely don’t have to be a fan to get in on the deals that come along with today being May the 4th. I’ve compiled a sweet little list of some stores having Star Wars and May the 4th deals and you just might want to take a look.

Lets start with Chapters Indigo. They’ve got a few Star Wars items on sale, like this Star Wars Darth Vader roto bust bank. Cute for your dresser, plus functional for saving money, this item is on sale for $15, from $21.54. Amazon sells it too, for $21.48. There are also a couple of books on sale as well that you might want to take a look at.

Amazon is also cashing in on May the 4th day. They’ve got a ton of items on sale that look so fun and perfect for the Star Wars loving Dad on your Father’s Day list. One item of note may be this C3PO watch with minifigure that is regularly $27.99 and now $14.99. Truth be told, C3PO is my favourite character, so I would love this watch. My kids have Star Wars watches like these and they love them. They are also very durable (believe me, I know!).

ThinkGeek is your Star Wars store. They’ve got Star Wars items and this May the 4th, they’ve got a free collectible pin with your Star Wars orders over $20 and the promo code TENPACES. Also, until the end of today, they’ve also got all Star Wars items 20% off. Note that they ship from the U.S.

What do sex toys and Star Wars have in common? Not much, just that you can use the coupon code MAY4 to get 20% off your order at Pink Cherry. You’re welcome.

Shop for your Lovable Labels tonight and get 50% off sticker labels and slimline labels in honour of May the 4th. This deal ends at 5am tomorrow morning, so if you up late with a crying baby tonight, now you’ve got something to do.

Send a free Hallmark e-card to your beloved wookie today. Then enter coupon code MAY4 to get 20% off subscriptions. There are also more options to send more Star Wars e-cards for free.

Shop the U.S. Disney Store to get 30% off your Star Wars items like really cool shirts, lunch totes and toys.

I think I’ve got you covered with all sorts of unique ideas on how to celebrate May the 4th today. Who is your favourite Star Wars character?

Photo credit: JD Hancock

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May 4

20 Issues Of HELLO! Canada Magazine + Royal Baby Edition Was $45 | Now $29 @ Wagjag

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 4:06 PM

20 Issues Of HELLO! Canada Magazine + Royal Baby Edition Was $45 | Now $29 @ Wagjag

A royal baby has been born and the world is celebrating! HELLO! Canada magazine teamed up with Wagjag to offer you an amazing deal. Receive 20 issues of HELLO! Canada magazine plus receive a special Royal Baby Commemorative Edition. This bundle is valued at $45 but is selling right now for just $29 @ Wagjag. That puts your cost at only $1.45 per issue.

If you are not familiar with HELLO! Canada magazine already, now is the time to become friends. This magazine is full of celebrity news and tidbits. You will also get all the scoop on the new royal princess. The Globe and Mail officially announced her name:

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

Princess Charlotte, such a dreamy name! With this subscription, you will get a special royal baby commemorative edition of HELLO! Canada featuring all the latest details and photos. How did Kate come out of that hospital ten hours after giving birth looking as if she stepped away from a spa vacation? I hope someone handed her an ice pack the second she was out of the public eye. When I was ten hours after giving birth, I was begging my husband to tell our friends not to visit us in the hospital because my lady bits were still on ice.

This is the perfect magazine to take with you when you lounge by the pool, hang in your backyard or on your beach vacation. I always prefer lighter reading for summertime lounging. Twenty issues should take you most of the way through the summer with plenty of good browsing material.

Price Comparison

If you go straight to the source, HELLO! Canada is selling their magazine for $1.99 per issue according to their website. If you buy straight from the magazine, you are forced to purchase a full year subscription of 53 issues. From reading the fine print, the cost actually varies by region. That puts the total cost at $105.47 for Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador and Manitoba. If you are in Quebec or Nova Scotia, the cost is $121.26. Those in Prince Edward Island will pay $120.24. Any areas of Canada not specifically mentioned will be charged $110.74. Rogers Magazine Service will charge you $99.95 for a full year subscription to HELLO! Canada. Though they do not specify how many issues a year’s subscription is, I would suspect it is 53 issues also. That breaks down to costing you $1.89 per issue.

Reviews

Over at Rogers Magazine Service, you will find plenty of positive reviews on this magazine. The number is over 600 and counting! Here is a review from one reader who has been happy with the coverage of the new princess so far.

Love being able to keep up with the Royals. HELLO!  Canada has the most comprehensive coverage. Love all the photos. They are tastefully done and help me keep up with what’s happening in entertainment biz.

Order your copy of this magazine now! This deal very well may sell out long before the expiry folks, I see there have already been many purchases. Grab yours now and one for your mom for Mother’s Day too. Print out a picture of a HELLO! Canada magazine cover and slip it in your Mother’s Day card so mom knows that the surprise is on the way!

Image Credit: Blunt Card

(Expiry: 11th May 2015)

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May 4

Old Navy: 40% Off Kids Clothing & Extra 30% Off Coupon Code

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Old Navy: 40% Off Kids Clothing & Extra 30% Off Coupon Code

Old Navy Canada is 40% off all Kids and Baby clothing. Combine this sale with their 30% off coupon code for amazing deals on new children’s clothing.

Click here to shop @ Old Navy Canada

  • Coupon Code: VACAY
  • Discount: 30% off
  • Expiry: 4th May 2015

You can only take advantage of this combined deal today – so get right on it! This coupon excludes everyday steal items and hot deals. That gets a bit frustrating after a while, as there are so many of them. Essentially, you are looking for clothing with no ‘yellow text’ under the prices.

These Patterned Poplin Shorts for Baby are on sale from $12.94 down to $7.50. There are several colours to choose from. Sizes range from 12 months up to 5T. After coupon code, these shorts come down to $5.25 per pair. These are just adorable shorts for summer but they would get dirty easily because of the white background. I could see a lot of baking soda and vinegar or bleach being required to keep these looking new.

These cute little Crochet Tanks for Baby are discounted from $14.95 down to $8.50. After coupon code, you will pay just $5.95 for the top. These almost look like mini dresses and would probably be cute with just a pair of opaque tights on underneath. The top comes in a cool multi-colour (blues) and a warm multi-colour (pinks).

Three colours of the Pocket Tees for Baby are on sale from $8.95 down to $4. Choose from White, Reef History of Time, or Gray Heather. The shirts come down to just $2.80 after coupon code. Most sizes are still in stock. Other colours start at a bit higher price ($5) but are still a great deal.

Are you enrolling your children in swimming lessons? Perhaps you want to hang out at the beach or the pool this summer. Pick up a pair of Shark-Print Swim Trunks for your young swimmer. Originally $14.94, they are now on sale for $8.75. After coupon, pay just $6.12. There are other prints to choose from but this one was my favourite. I really like sharks!

As per usual, you receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more. This coupon code can also be used at Banana Republic for 35% off today. For this and future Old Navy coupon codes, please visit our forum.

Thank you to Mooser Sabrina for alerting us to this deal!

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May 4

The Source: $25 Savings Card with Every Purchase

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM

The Source: $25 Savings Card with Every Purchase

The Source Canada is offering a $25 savings card with every purchase on their website.

While there is no minimum purchase required to receive the saving’s card, there is a minimum required for spending it. The $25 savings card you receive is redeemable on orders of $150 or more. You can redeem the card between June 1 and June 21, 2015. No restrictions are mention – so this should be valid on most anything you could want including some of the ‘restricted’ brand names like Apple and Bose.

With this offer, I would suggest your first purchase be fairly as you will want to use the savings card on a larger purchase. If you have The Source store nearby, then pick up your order in store to avoid shipping charges on orders under $25. This Gigastone 16GB USB Thumb Drive is on sale from $24.99 down to $7.99 right now. One reviewer said:

Bought to use as a backup for a recent laptop purchase. Installed automatically, and worked well for assigned duty. New laptop requires a minimum 16 gig stick to copy hard drive restore information in the event the laptop crashes and or master drive dies.

I think this is a great idea: you should always have an external backup in the case of emergencies.

If you are looking for a simple set of earbuds, look no further than the SONY MDR-EX15AP/B Fashion Colour EX Earbuds in blue. Originally $29.99, the ear buds are on sale for $19.99. These will work well with any MP3 player or smart phone. They come with an in-line mic and smart phone controls. There are three sizes of silicone ear buds so you receive the perfect fit. I have read some earbud reviews where people need two different sizes (different size for each ear) in order to get the perfect fit. Do not be afraid to mix and match sizes.

Combine the two above deals and you can receive free shipping to your home (orders of $25 or more). Orders under $25 can still be shipped free to your local store.

The $25 savings card requires a high minimum. I would use it on a new iPod – as Apple recently jacked their prices – or on a new monitor. Laptops and speaker systems (like Bose) also would benefit from the $25 off $150 savings card.

Individual deals will have their own expiry dates. The following expiry is for the savings card promotion.

(Expiry: 10th May 2015)

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May 4

Shoe Me Canada: $20 Off $50 with Paypal

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Shoe Me Canada: $20 Off $50 with Paypal

Paypal Canada has a secret offer just waiting for you in your account! This appears to be a targeted offer so you may not all have it, but I think many of you will. Receive $20 off $50 or more at Shoe Me Canada when you pay with Paypal Canada.

Even if you are eligible for this offer, you may not have received an offer for the deal. Last time one of these promos occurred, I just stumbled upon it by accident. Follow these steps to find and redeem your offer:

  1. Sign into Paypal Canada
  2. Select “Wallet” from the top bar
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for “Saved offers”

Under saved offers, you should see a deal for $20 off $50 at ShoeMe Canada.

Shoe Me Canada: $20 Off $50 with Paypal

This deal is valid from May 4th through May 18th, 2015 – thus it starts today. If you have this offer in your account, then all you need to do is make a purchase and use Paypal at checkout. The discount with automatically apply to your cart. The discount is only valid towards the principle sum and is not valid toward sales tax or shipping charges. If you are completely not interested in this offer, it appears you can remove it or disable it from triggering. I have no idea why you would want to do that though.

While Shoe Me mainly sells shoes, they also sell bags of all sorts. I was looking at Herschel Supply backpacks as I am seeing the company’s bags on the backs of everyone these days. The Herschel Heritage bag is an excellent choice to combine with this promo. Purchase either the Herschel Heritage (Poly Knit Navy) or the Herschel Heritage (Poly Knit Grey). Originally $64.99, each bag is on sale for $51.99. If you buy just one bag and checkout via Paypal, then your total will be $51.99 – $20 = $31.99. That is just over 50% off the original price for this backpack.

The Herschel Post bag is also an excellent choice – I like how it looks so different than a normal backpack. Choose either the Herschel Post (Paradise) or the Herschel Post (Cyan). Like the Heritage above, the Post is on sale from $64.99 down to $51.99. After the Paypal promotion, you will pay just $31.99 for one of these bags.

I hope many of our Moosers have received this promotional offer!

(Expiry: 18th May 2015)

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May 4

Druide Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 Off $50

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Druide Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 Off $50

Last month I told you about Druide and their fantastic products, especially their all-natural insect repellant. Well, I got my order and I am very pleased. I’m also very pleased with the new exclusive coupon code I managed to get for all you Moosers. Get $10 off your $50 order at Druide.

Click here to shop @ Druide.ca now

  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE10$
  • Discount: $10 off $50
  • Expiry: 31st May 2015

I was already bit by a few mosquitos this week, so my Druide order couldn’t have come at a better time. I did order their famous insect repellant spray, which is $8.79, but the bottle is a bit small. I should have gotten the larger bottle for $14.25.

I wanted to layer my protection, since we’ll be camping a lot, so I also ordered the citronella insect repellant outdoor adventure kit, which had a second bottle of the spray, plus other items that will keep me bite-free. This kit sells for only $17.99, which I think is a great bargain, considering all you get in the package.

I can’t wait to try out these products this summer! Because shipping is free on $60 and with this coupon you need to get your total up to $50, I shopped around and found some other great products.

I ordered this Respire foaming bath because I always seem to be stricken with a cold or bronchitis. I have very troublesome sinus issues, for which I’ve previously had surgery, but still have never felt completely cleared. So I ordered this bottle for $14.49 and so luckily for me, I developed a serious sinus cold the day before my package came. Last night I took a bath with this foaming bath and truly, after about 10 minutes in the bath I felt like I could breathe again. I slept really well last night and I think it is thanks to the Respire. I will be showering with it today to see if it can free up my blocked nasal passages again today.

I also bought the anti-stress foaming bath as I wanted to see if it could help my kiddos get to sleep a little easier at night. I have yet to try it, but if it works as well as the Respire, I’ll be hooked on Druide.

If you buy all of those products, you’ll be able to use your $10 off exclusive coupon code and basically get one of your items free.

Druide Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 Off $50

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May 4

M*A*S*H: The Complete Collection Was $200 | Now $67 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 11:57 AM

M*A*S*H: The Complete Collection Was $200 | Now $67 @ Amazon.ca

I am a huge fan of the TV series M*A*S*H – in fact I own the Martinis and Medicine collection. Today only, Amazon Canada has discounted M*A*S*H: The Complete Collection from $199.98 down to $67.49 with free shipping.

The cheapest this collection has been before is $116.89 from my research. My price comparing with other stores did not go so well. I could not find this collection at other common DVD retailers like Best Buy or Walmart Canada. I did find the individual seasons priced at $10 each for seasons one through five and $14.97 each for seasons six through 10. Their collection is missing season 11 and the move. If you purchased these individually at Walmart Canada, then your entire cost would be $124.85. Even on eBay you are going to pay over $90 for the complete set (previous edition).

I am SO glad that they rereleased this set. I am just trying to convince myself that I can afford to buy it. The Martinis and Medicine box set is crap. The disks are great and the packaging had promise… but they used crappy glue on the box set so the slots for the DVDs are actually falling apart. This new box set was just released last year (in the fall) and shows great promise! I want it so badly.

The box aside, M*A*S*H is one of the greatest TV shows ever written. I am sure everyone has their favourites, but I really marvel at how the show went through such a major change in cast successfully. Trapper, Frank, and Henry were fabulous in the first few seasons… and I thought I would miss them terribly… but the replacements were just as good. I think Honeycut is refreshing and the arrogant Charles may just be my favourite character besides Hawkeye. I love how they play off each other!

I watch M*A*S*H quite often – it is one of my favourite shows. The episodes are just long enough for a good exercise session on my recumbent bike. I used to exercise to M*A*S*H all the time, but I became rather lazy for a while. Just two weeks ago I started again – at Season 1. I have made it to Season 7 before… and I look forward to making it all the way through season 11!

By the way, does anyone remember what M*A*S*H stands for?

(Expiry: 4th May 2015)

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May 4

MenEssentials Canada Promo Code: Exclusive 20% Off

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM

MenEssentials Canada Promo Code: Exclusive 20% Off

With Father’s Day coming up, you might be looking for that perfect gift for Dad. Look no further than MenEssentials. This is a store we haven’t yet blogged about and we’ve got an exclusive 20% off the store for you. I haven’t yet seen a coupon this high for MenEssentials, as they are usually about 10% and sometimes 15% off.

Click here to shop @ Menessentials.ca now

  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 14th May 2015

MenEssentials is a store just for, you guessed it, men. They’ve got everything a man needs to take care of his body, skin, hair and facial hair, plus some accessories too. They’ve got all the best brand names too. While this coupon is for 20% off, it excludes the sale section, but luckily, there are only three items in that section, so basically the entire store is included with this 20% off discount.

My husband is a man who likes to take care of himself, and smelling good is important to him (whew!). He often sports a scruffy short beard, but every now and then tires of it and shaves it off. In that process, he doesn’t use anything nice and I’d like to get him something that will feel nice and leave his skin feeling soft.

This Captain’s Choice Bay Rum shaving soap sound decadent, but manly. It comes in an oversized container so there is no spillage while shaving and has a scent that lingers but isn’t overpowering. I really can’t stand when someone douses themselves in fragrance as it is like they are the only one in the room. But, I love being able to give my man a hug and smell something sexy. This shaving soap was $22, but with coupon code comes down to $17.60.

If your man doesn’t shave, but instead sports a nice beard, maybe this Bossman Brands beard wax is on his list of what he needs. And by being on his list, I may mean being on your list, because men don’t always know what they need style wise. They sometimes need us to help them out a bit.  Regularly $20, you’ll get this beard wax for only $16 with the coupon.

While a wallet man seem like a simple gift for any man, it is a necessary one. My hubby seems to wear out his wallets faster than my kids wear out their running shoes. I know he’d appreciate a gorgeous wallet like the Bellroy card sleeve. I like the tan colour, but there are other colours, although some are already sold out. Regularly $60, get it for only $48 after coupon.

Shipping is free once you’ve spent $50, but wouldn’t Dad or hubby appreciate a nice little basket with a few choice items? I know mine would.

MenEssentials Canada Promo Code: Exclusive 20% Off

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May 4

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Do you have a baby is on the way? Time to baby proof!  The Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle was $70 but is now on sale for only $30. This item also meets the $25 minimum for completely free shipping!

When you have a new baby joining the family, safety is always on your mind. As you first become a parent you glance around your home and suddenly notice many terrifying things you never noticed before. A rectangular glass coffee table goes from looking chic to imagining bumps and bruises in only a few months. Electrical outlets in your home suddenly look like a frightening place for little fingers.

Whether you have a new baby or just have a baby gift to buy, this Safety First package is a nice little set. Inside the bundle, you will find the following items:

  • Safety First Compact DECT audio monitor with 1000 foot range
  • Two nightlights to keep you from stubbing your toe in the middle of the night
  • Four latches to keep cabinets closed tight from little fingers
  • Nine electrical covers to keep little fingers out of harm
  • Window blind cord wrap to keep strings out of babies reach
  • One year limited warranty on parts

I feel a little safer just writing about all that safety gear! Seriously, this is a nice bundle to get you started kid proofing your home. When I brought my kid home, I had a tiny apartment. Whenever she was sleeping, I kept an audio monitor with me for peace of mind. I also always took a compact monitor similar to this one when I traveled. It was handy when I was visiting my family to have a compact little monitor for my suitcase. I could relax more while she slept knowing I would hear her cry.

I am not finding this exact bundle sold anywhere else in Canada. I did find the baby monitor sold several places. As the monitor should be the most expensive item in the bundle, I thought we could look at the prices for just the monitor only.

Even if you were only interested in the monitor with no interest in any of the other safety products, this bundle is still a better deal. While I do not see any direct reviews for this bundle, Safety First is a known leader in the market for baby proofing safety items. Of all the places I found the monitor, I only see one review. The reviewer liked the monitor overall but said the charger stopped working.  Your new bundle includes a warranty for a year which should give you peace of mind.

Pick this up now and you will be ready for your baby or for your next baby gift. This item is only on sale for a limited amount of time.

(Expiry: 8th May 2015)

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May 4

LEGO Store: Free Koala with Monthly Mini Model Build

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

LEGO Store: Free Koala with Monthly Mini Model Build

Who here loves LEGO? Even better, who here loves FREE LEGO? I do! The LEGO Store is offering another mini model freebie this month at their Mini Model Build in store. On Tuesday, May 5th (tomorrow) your child can build a beautiful Koala made of LEGO and take it home too!

The upcoming Mini Model Build begins in store on May 5th at 5 PM while quantities last (or until the store closes). I suspect that quantities will run out before the store closes. There is one free model per child and these models are not for sale – they cannot be purchased apart from this event. Essentially, your child is getting his or her hands on a rare LEGO model that no one else will have.

The event is open to children ages 6 up to 14 only. I am not sure if you have to prove the age of your child, but this is something to keep in mind. While some 5 year-old children may miss out, I think this is an amazing freebie from LEGO. Giving out free LEGO to children is generous – especially when they do this each month.

Now, there are not LEGO stores in every city. In fact, there are only nine stores across Canada. As many Moosers noted the last time that I blogged this deal, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as the Maritimes and Territories are pretty much left out.  Here is a full list of Canadian stores:

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

Vancouver Island (where I live) is left out as well. However, this list is a far cry better than the way it used to be. I remember when Edmonton did not even have a LEGO store and I remember when the store first opened in Chinook Centre (Calgary). Many of these stores are new so I encourage our lovely Moosers to patronize them and encourage LEGO to expand to more cities in Canada.

LEGO has always been one of my favourite toys and I enjoy playing with it to this day. I think it is a great toy for kids and really encourages creativity.

(Expiry: 5th May 2015)

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May 4

Dirt Devil Quick Lite Plus Vacuum Was $146 | Now $34.87 + Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca *BUMP*

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 8:02 AM

Dirt Devil Quick Lite Plus Vacuum Was $146 | Now $34.87 + Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca *BUMP*

*Bumping this post back up, this vacuum has dropped another $17.34! If you missed the deal the first time, grab it now Moosers!*

Cleaning can be a drag with a heavy vacuum. Check out the Dirt Devil Quick Lite Plus Vacuum and get the job done quickly and painlessly. This bagless vacuum was $145.59 but is now only $34.87 @Amazon.ca. To sweeten the deal, this item qualifies for free shipping.

I am not a vacuum expert. I do however know a thing or two about cleaning up messes. My preschooler keeps me well on my toes making sure there are plenty of crumbs and dirt to clean. Please do not look under my kitchen table. Yesterday I think I saw a half-eaten snow pea trying to attack my cat.

I try to avoid the problem for the poor cat by running the vacuum regularly, especially on the main floor. I have a Dyson vacuum at my house. The vacuum does the job however rarely does it make it up to the second floor. The stairs only see the vacuum around four to six times a year. Part of my reluctance bringing my vacuum upstairs is the weight. Imagine lugging a big clunky vacuum up the stairs while the preschooler and the cat attempt to run circles around you. Sounds like a fun afternoon at the hospital.

I have been intending to buy a vacuum that is lighter in weight. One of the main complaints lightweight and stick vacuums have is often inadequate suction. This Dirt Devil vacuum seems to provide the suction necessary for small spaces and quick cleaning. It has a HEPA filter, which is always on my list for a good vacuum. Several consumers have mentioned they use their vacuum on multiple surfaces such as hard wood and vinyl in the Q&A. Having a vacuum that works on multiple surfaces is also important to me for under my kitchen table.

I did a little price snooping and only found this particular model @ Staples.ca for $89.94. My guess is that because this model is light and somewhat compact, it is a great vacuum for an office environment also.

Reviews seem to be pretty good overall on both Amazon and Staples. Here is one happy reviewer at Staples Canada.

It is easy to handle because it is light weight. Easy to empty and replace the canister. Great suction on my hard surface floors and passable suction on the carpet. I have 4 cats and a dog and this is great for keeping up on all the pet hair. Pocketbook friendly with not having to buy bags. They fill up so fast with pets ! I would give 5 stars but a little longer cord would have been nicer.

One or two reviewers have complained about the loudness or the length of the cord. Most reviewers overall seem happy with this vacuum for taking care of small jobs. I would say if you are looking for a quick cleanup vacuum for little messes, this Dirt Devil is a good pick. I would use this Dirt Devil as part of my daily cleaning routine. I might pull out a bigger vacuum to clean up that container of rice my preschooler just spilled on the floor.

Bargainmoosers what cleaning item is essential to your household?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 4

Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP*

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP*

*Bumping this post from January as the price is now another $20 cheaper! Get it before it sells out Moosers!*

Mmmmm general tao… why go to a restaurant when you can make your own? But you’re going to need a good knife and if you don’t already have one, then I found a great deal on the Cuisinart 15-pc knife block set at Best Buy. Originally priced at $149.99, you can now save $60 $80 and get it for just $89.99 $69.99.

Using a picture of delicious-looking General Tao when talking about a knife block set may seem like an odd choice but fact of the matter is that you need a good knife when handling meat. I’m not the one who handle the deboning and slicing chore or meat handling in my household, but every time my hubby does it, he makes sure to sharpen his knife beforehand!

The Cuisinart 15-pc knife block set comes with:

  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 5.5″ serrated utility knife
  • 5″ Santoku knife
  • 3.5″ pairing knife
  • Six 4.5″ steak knives
  • Sharpening steel
  • Shears (scissors)
  • Knife block

Just writing about this knife block set is making me want to get it for myself because the blade is made from high-carbon stainless steel and the handle is ergonomically designed. My hubby is a leftie, while I’m a rightie, so it would definitely make things easier for him.

Personally, I would ditch the knife block, however. I have heard it being mentioned numerous times on television daytime shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz that these are the perfect habitat for bacteria. Perhaps it would be okay to use at first but it should definitely be discontinued after a couple of months.

Price comparing, I found this same knife block set retailing for its full price of $189.99 at Sears.

To get back to the topic of General Tao, if you have never made it yourself, it’s super easy and I definitely recommend General Tsao’s chicken recipe available on All Recipes. If you like cooking completely from scratch, then it’s the perfect recipe to follow or you could just do what I do and buy a bottle of General Tao sauce. Once your chicken is cooked, you simply douse it in the sauce and voila — restaurant quality General Tao! Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP*

Shipping Best ships orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get this knife block set shipped to you at no extra cost.

(Image Credit: All Recipes)

(Expiry: 29th January 2015 4th May 2015)

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May 3

Save Money on Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Posted by on May 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Save Money on Last Minute Mothers Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is one event where we know we are off the hook for having to spend a lot of money to show that we care or that we appreciate or that we love our mom.  Oftentimes, parents are grateful you are taking the time to be thoughtful and to spend time with them.  It is not like Valentine’s Day, where there is a plethora of high expectations and unfortunately, disappointment in a lot of cases due to the commercialization of it.

Mothers do so much for us, they believe in you, they took you to your soccer and hockey and dance classes with endless positivity.  They stay up late to help you study for the math exam and help you with your English homework.  They take you to countless library visits to borrow library books for you to inspire your love of reading.  They are there to provide you with wisdom and their life experience advice, which you don’t listen to and they watch patiently as you learn from your own experience.  They are there to support you, to encourage you, and to love you.

Mothers are wonderful and their love and presence is a beautiful gift that should be appreciated!

I remember as a child I would get together with my siblings to make breakfast in bed for our mom.  Now as an adult, things are slightly more complicated but I am pretty sure my mom would just appreciate anything that we do for her, even if it is taking her out for lunch and getting her some flowers.

Here are some ways in which you can save on some last minute Mother’s Day ideas:

Plan a Day Out with Family

One of the best and most memorable events, especially if you do not spend time with your family or mom very much, is to plan an entire day out with your mom and your family.  Think about all the things that your mom loves doing.  For example, you could start off with breakfast in bed, then move on to a walk with her furry friend to the local dog park, and a picnic lunch.  If she likes to watch movies or DVDs, have her come to your place for a marathon movie session of her favourite movies.  When was the last time you did these things with your mom?  I believe that planning a day spent with your mom will be really appreciated no matter what the gesture.

Create a Memory Book

One Mother’s Day gift in which I have been meaning to give to my mother is a photobook.  Lets face it, many mothers (especially those in the baby boomer generation), are not technologically savvy and would jump at the opportunity to have their photos and memories properly shared in a photo album instead of on the computer where it is difficult to access.

I know one day that I will get my act together and send my mom a photobook, but I know that if she saw it, she would be utmost excited.  There are many photo books creators out there.  Check out this Bargainmoose link for some ideas, who knows you might find a great coupon code in there.

The only caveat about this option is that you have to allow a month to have the book delivered.  Although I missed the boat this year, I am hoping I to arrange something like this for next year.

Make a Handmade Gift

TipJunkie has a ton of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will fit your smaller budget and won’t break the bank.  For example, buy a trifle bowl at your local dollar store and fill it out rounded stones and yellow tulips.  This makes a beautiful gift to give to your mother to show her your appreciation.  A lot of these handmade gifts from Tip Junkie won’t break the bank and they also appear high quality and are good for the wallet too.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone. Hope everyone has a great time spent with family and your mother.

Bargainmoosers, how else do you save money on your Mothers Day gifts?  Was there one Mother’s Day as a child that you will  never forget about?

Photo credit: Sylvia Wrigley

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May 3

Clearly Contacts: $10 Off No Minimum with Visa Checkout

Posted by on May 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Clearly Contacts: $10 Off No Minimum with Visa Checkout

We have seen several Visa Checkout promotions already, including the Running Room, Staples, and Cineplex (which expires today). Clearly Contacts Canada has jumped on board by offering $10 off your purchase when you pay with Visa Checkout (and a Visa card). No minimum purchase is required from what I can see.

I checked the fine print but could not find a minimum purchase value – so consider this $10 off $10+ if you want. Using Visa Checkout is simple. First, select the product you want to purchase. If you are buying glasses, then you will need your prescription and your pupillary distance (PD), which is often not on your prescription. The distance between the centers of the pupils in each eye is hard to measure yourself or even for a friend. Like Mooser Rodney suggestions, get it professionally done even if it costs you a few dollars. Armed with this information, pick out the glasses you want, input your prescription information, customize your lenses, and then add them to your cart.

When checking out you will want to:

  • Choose Visa Checkout as your checkout option
  • Sign up via the ‘create account’ button if you have not already
  • Complete your purchase (pay with a Visa card)

Now, there is a bit of fine print you will want to know about. The offer does not expire for nearly five days, but there are an allowable number of redemptions. Once exceeded, the discount will not apply. Until then, the discount automatically applies at checkout. The discount applies to items only and does not cover taxes or shipping charges. Shipping charges only count on contacts as all glasses and sunglasses now ship free of charge.

There is a limit of one discount per checkout. I am not sure if the same account can use this discount more than once.

Clearly Contacts sells glasses starting at just $49 and sunglasses starting at $49 as well. For example, the Skechers SK4011 Navy Grey 72 is a unisex set of sunglasses (good for boys and girls) that only costs $49. With the Visa Checkout offer, you will only pay $39 with free shipping. Even if you do not need prescription sunglasses, you can still order sunglasses from Clearly Contacts.

(Expiry: 8th May 2015)

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May 3

Lululemon Canada: Find Your Bliss Jacket Was $128 | Now $79 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Lululemon Canada: Find Your Bliss Jacket Was $128 | Now $79 & Free Shipping

Lululemon Canada has just discounted the Find Your Bliss jacket from $128 down to $79 with free shipping via Fedex.

I hate falling in love with the deals I blog – but this one really has me wanting to dig out my wallet to enjoy a beautiful jacket and a great deal. First, there are three amazing colour combinations to choose from:

  • deep navy/star crushed silver fox deep navy (my favourite)
  • black/heathered slate/very light flare
  • black/regal plum

I adore that deep navy with star crushed silver fox on the opposite side. I own one Lululemon jacket and it has about the same shape as this jacket. It really enhances my chest, accentuates my waist, and curves nicely over my hips.

Let’s talk the perfect jacket. This jacket is reversible – you essentially have two different looking jackets for one price. One side has a lightweight mesh fabric that is very breathable. The other side has a light Luon fabric interior that wicks away sweat. Essentially – it is perfect to keep your body cozy but not too warm on the way to and from a good workout.

Seriously, this jacket is golden. Even more impressive, Lululemon made this jacket in all sizes from size two up to size 12. Lately I have only been seeing sizes four to 10, so I am happy this jacket has a larger size range. I am a size 12 in Lululemon, so this is important to me.

The reviews for this jacket are raving:

Ordered this at the WMTM price, great jacket overall. Thick enough to keep you warm but ventilated to keep you cool when you need it most. I love the pattern. I wear it with the pattern side out. I got it in a size 6 in the blue mystic jungle (I’m 5’4” 110) and it has room to layer.

Some reviewers find that the jacket bunches up a little when you wear the mesh side out. However, this has not been a big issue for too many reviewers as they are all singing the jacket’s praises. I would probably wear this jacket with the jersey side out, as I love the pretty pattern. I also think the large omega in the front really enhances my figure.

All orders are final sale.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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