April 23

Beauty Sense Canada: Free Shipping & No Tax

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Beauty Sense Canada: Free Shipping & No Tax

Beauty Sense Canada offers free shipping across Canada with no minimum required. Also, buy what ever you want right now and pay no tax.

I’m not all too familiar with most the brands that this website carries so most you will need to check out for yourself. The only brands I actually recognized were Clarisonic, OPI, KamaSutra, and Jane Iredale. I am interested in a few things from a couple of those brands that are pretty inexpensive so the free shipping and no tax offer is pretty appealing.

OPI is a wonderful nail polish brand that many of the spas I have been to use. I always found their names as entertaining as their shades. I love this OPI: Bubble Bath for a beautiful spring shade on your nails. It is $11 with no extra costs. I am in love with orange clothing this year but I am not sure about orange nails. If you are more adventurous than I, try out the OPI: On The Same Paige polish for $11.

I have had this Jane Iredale Active Light Under Eye Concealer on my wishlist for several months now, I just need to figure out the right shade. i have read a few reviews of the product that tote it as fantastic for raccoon eyes like mine. It costs $30.

Beauty Sense Canada also offers 1 – 3 free samples per order. They also have a whole bunch of gifts with purchase when you buy a minimum amount of certain brands. Check out their website for fun beauty finds and maybe some new brands you have never heard of before.

For other companies that offer free shipping with no minimum, check out our free shipping page.

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April 23

The Bay Canada: 50% Off London Fog Kids’ Outerwear

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 9:30 PM

The Bay Canada: 50% Off London Fog Kids Outerwear

The Bay Canada has the cutest selection of Fog by London Fog outerwear for kids that has all been marked down by 50% during bay days.

For girls I really think this Polka Dot and Bow Trench Coat is the cutest thing ever. I like the little black bows on the front of the pockets and the double row of buttons down the front. Originally $40, the coat is on sale for $20.

This Ruffled Trench Coat is also super adorable with a double row of ruffles at the bottom and a little ruffle centerpiece at the waist. The buttons are also adorned with flowers which adds to the cuteness. Originally $40, this trench coat is also now $20.

For boys this Dinosaur Print Hooded Raincoat has got to be the best thing ever. Not only does it have cute little green dinos printed all over the blue coat, it also has dinosaur spikes (made out of soft fabric) on the hood so your little guy can play dinosaur himself. Originally $40, the coat is now $20.

There are a bunch more coats for various ages of kids for sale by London Fog. The most expensive coat is only $22.50 after the 50% off so you really won’t break the bank on a new coat for your kid.

Get free shipping on orders of $45 or more with your HBC Card.

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April 23

iTunes: iDisplay Universal App Now $1.99 (Was $9.99)

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM

iTunes: iDisplay Universal App Now $1.99 (Was $9.99)

The app iDisplay allows you to turn your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad into an additional display for your Windows or Mac computer. The app just dropped from $9.99 down to $1.99 at iTunes.

Apple is being a royal pain and won’t let me deeplink to the preview so just search for iDisplay in iTunes. It is by SHAPE GmbH.

Why you need this app: Hello, external monitor on a touchscreen device? This is wicked! I would love to turn my iPad into an additional monitor for my laptop because it becomes an interactive wireless display and takes computing to a whole new level. This app lets you move objects, draw, and control playback of what is on your desktop. You can also zoom and pan your desktop on the iOS device, connect multiple devices to one computer (Mac), customize your display settings for each secondary display, and more.

There are a lot more features if you use this with a Mac computer, as to be expected. I am just thrilled it even has Windows compatibility. To use the app with your computer you will need to download the iDisplay Desktop version (free) from here.

This app is so cool I just had to blog about it when I saw it drop in price to something I was willing to pay. Depending on version, the app usually bounces around in price from $6 to $10 and lately it has been on the higher end of that. So $2 is a fantastic bargain for this application.

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April 23

4 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

4 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

I must admit, one of the simple pleasures in life for me is to bury my face into a load of freshly dried laundry.  Folding and sorting the said laundry, on the other hand, does not qualify as one of the simple pleasures in life for me, unfortunately.  North Americans do a lot of laundry.  Growing up as a child, my mother did three loads of laundry per week.  I only do one now, but I do live alone so there’s much less laundry to wash.  Since laundry is a necessary part of our every day lives, makes sense, then, to look for ways to save money on something we do all the time.

Here are four easy ways to save money on laundry (that don’t involve spending $1000 on a new energy efficient washing machine) so that you can save your money for the things that matter more.

Turn Down the Temperature

One of the easiest ways to save money on laundry costs is to turn the dial to a cold water wash.  This is because simply heating the water costs up to 90% of the load of your laundry (source: Chatelaine).  Not everyone can use a cold water wash though, if your toddlers clothes are very soiled and they are not potty trained, of course you may want to sanitize it with hotter temperatures.

Use Less Detergent

Laundry detergent is expensive.  One way to offset this the cost of laundry detergent (and consequently go to the store less often to buy laundry detergent) is to use less of it.  According to Life Hacker, the laundry machines today are so efficient that they don’t need as much laundry detergent anymore.  In fact, try using half of what you would normally use to wash your clothes and see the savings multiply (and your clothes stay fresh and clean).  If you want to really use less detergent, try using none at all.  MSN Money says that if you have lightly soiled clothes, skip the detergent.  The washing machines nowadays clean by agitating the clothes mainly, so not using detergent will still get your clothes clean.

Make Your Own Detergent or Fabric Softener

If you would rather use detergent than none at all, or if you would rather know what goes into your detergent, why not make your own?  Mostly it involves using borax, which can be easily purchased at your local grocery store.  Check out this easy recipe to make easy liquid laundry detergent in 20 minutes from the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green.  You can add your own essential oils like lavender or orange oils to personalize the detergent.

To make your own fabric softener, it is even more easy than making your own detergent.  All you need is hair conditioner, baking soda, and water.  Check out these instructions from Life Hacker.

Air Dry

Last but not least, instead of using the dryer (which uses up a lot of electricity) hang your clothes to dry instead.  If you find it difficult to dry your clothes indoors and it is fall or winter, use your dryer but for only 15 minutes.  This allows the clothes to get fluffed up, reducing the need for you to iron and allowing it to dry.

If you want to continue using your dryer, make sure you clean the lint prior to every load.  This will help you save at least $34 a year (source: U.S. Department of Energy).  Also, make sure you check the air duct because lint might not have gotten caught in the lint trap.  Making sure the duct is clean and free of lint can save you a lot in energy bills, even if it may cost an increase when you call someone to come in and maintain it.

So although air drying takes away the warm cocoon freshly dried laundry, it saves considerable money and is great for the environment.  Hopefully these easy tips can help you save money next time you throw in a load of laundry.

Bargainmoosers, do you have other ways in which you and your family save money on laundry?

Photo credit: Joceylyn Durston

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April 23

Weekly Printable Coupons: Save at Shoppers, Home Outfitters, A&W & More

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Weekly Printable Coupons: Save at Shoppers, Home Outfitters, A&W & More

There have been many coupon codes lately to take advantage of, but to save money in stores while shopping, you need a printable coupon.  We have got quite a few new ones of those as well this week, and they are all posted on the coupon forum and are ready for you to print off to take shopping with you.

Her are a few printables you will see this week:

These are just a  few of the great printable coupons being offered this week.  Pay special attention to the expiry dates as some of them are very long term coupons and some are good for just a few days only.  Make sure to check back daily for new coupons posted on the forum everyday.

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April 23

Panty by Post Coupon: Free Shipping on Subscriptions (Up to $36 Value)

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Panty by Post Coupon: Free Shipping on Subscriptions (Up to $36 Value)

Use the following coupon code to receive free shipping on three, six, or twelve month subscriptions from Panty by Post. This actually saves you a good amount of money as shipping costs add up when you are shipping multiple times.

Click here to shop @ Panty by Post Canada now

  • Coupon Code: freeship
  • Discount: free shipping on subscriptions
  • Expiry: 24th April 2014

Shipping for the twelve month subscription costs $36, for the six month subscription costs $18, and for the three month subscription costs $9. It works out to only $3 per panty for shipping but to have one shipped each month it adds up. Thus, this coupon is worth up to $36 depending on what size of subscription you buy.

Just this month, I won a contest on Trend Trunk for a six month subscription to Panty by Post and I am beyond excited. I love having the opportunity to review companies I blog about and though I reviewed Panty by Post about three years ago, I only got one pair from them. A six month subscription will really give me a taste for their quality and style. I am also super excited to have something to look forward to each month for the next six months!

I think that is what I really like about Panty by Post. A gift from them gives a girl something to look forward to each month. Whether you get the three month subscription (works out to $20 a panty), the six month subscription ($19 a panty) or the 12 month subscription ($15 a panty), you are not only giving the gift of beautiful lingerie, you are also giving the gift of anticipation.

For this and any future Panty by Post coupon codes watch our forum.

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April 23

Robeez Canada Promo Code: Free Shipping On All Kid’s Shoes

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Robeez Canada Promo Code: Free Shipping On All Kids Shoes

I just love free shipping. Don’t you? Get any pair of Robeez shoes from Robeez and a promo code and you’ll get free shipping too. Normally you’d have to spend $50 to earn free shipping, which is at least two pairs of shoes, so if you only need one, now is the time.

Click here to shop @ Myrobeez.ca now

  • Coupon Code: P4T5CZ
  • Discount: Free Shipping
  • Expiry: 26th April 2014

I absolutely adore Robeez and my kids each had at least one pair, maybe a few more. They are too cute, stay on, and great for the developing foot. We also had the boots, which are great for non-walkers and keep baby’s feet so warm. These would make a great baby shower gift, as you know the new mom will use them.

The new Spring collection had my uterus crying out for a baby girl, as these shoes are ultra cute. These perched pals soft soles are seriously amazing and probably go with any outfit. *Cry* I just love them.

For toddlers on the go, I love these floral geo soft soles, which look just like shoe and less like a slipper. Both are $27 each. I’m not going to leave the boys out, because I do love boys and boy shoes. What’s cuter than a puppy so long it covers two shoes, like on these Dachshund soft soles for $27?

We love coupons, which is why we have so many of them in our coupon forum, where you’ll also find this and more Robeez coupon codes.

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April 23

Sportcheck Canada: Free Shipping On Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sportcheck Canada: Free Shipping On Mothers Day Gifts

Sportchek has a very enticing deal on right now to save you money on your Mother’s Day gift purchase. Technically, the gift doesn’t have to be for Mom, it just has to come from the Mother’s Day gift ideas on the Sportchek website, and you’ll score free shipping. This is a pretty sweet deal as free shipping is normally on a $99 purchase. You just have to add one of the gift ideas to get free shipping on your whole order (even if not all the items are on the list).

Being a mom, I of course looked for some gifts that I would love this Mother’s Day. I am interested in a wide range of fitness activities so something that will promote me working out is always a good gift idea in my books.

I’ve always wondered if I could benefit from a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker. I’ve heard so much buzz about this and while I wouldn’t buy it for myself, I think this makes a great splurge as a gift. Not just a pedometer, it tracks your distance and calories burned too. Once you sync your information, you can compare it to other days, motivate yourself and engage in competitions. $59.99

A new tank is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe and I’m loving this Diadora Yoga Virsana two layer tank. My only problem? Purple, green or black? $44.99

With many different categories of gifts including fitness, yoga, golf, tech accessories and lifestyle, I know any mom would love a gift shipped for free from Sportchek.

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April 23

Shop.ca: Paderno 12-Piece Canadiana SS Cookware Set Only $300

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Shop.ca: Paderno 12 Piece Canadiana SS Cookware Set Only $300

I am seeing quite a few great deals on cookware and cookware sets lately, probably because they make amazing wedding gifts. This Paderno 12-piece Canadiana stainless steel cookware set from Shop.ca is the ultimate steal. It was $999.99, and is now $299.99, saving you $700. I check Paderno’s website, and they are selling this set for $949. Use our exclusive promo code and you just took off another $10, making this set now only $289.99.

I think cookware makes the ultimate wedding gift for a new couple because lets face it, they are going to have to cook at some point. If they are living on their own already, they make just have cheap pieces they bought haphazardly. Even an older newly married couple might be able to benefit from a new cookware set. My cookware has taken a beating and I would love to get remarried simply for the cookware gift.

This set is made in Canada, which is always awesome. It also boasts an encapsulated bottom for efficient heat conduction, precise fitting lids and everything is dishwasher safe and safe for all cooktops.

You’ll get:

  • three saucepans – 1.5L, 2L and 3L
  • 6.5L dutch oven
  • 2.5L steamer
  • 3L saute pan
  • 24cm ceramic non-stick frying pan
  • five lids

Everything comes with a 25-year warranty and Shop.ca always offers free shipping.

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April 23

Sears Canada: Keurig Platinum Brewer only $70

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Sears Canada: Keurig Platinum Brewer only $70

Sears has a fantastic deal going on with the Keurig Platinum single serve brewer, now only $79.99, was $199.99, saving you a whopping 60%! Add the $10 off coupon found in our coupon forum and you’ll get this brewer for only $69.99.

I don’t drink coffee and my husband has a Tassimo, so I don’t know anything about Keurig, but I can tell you that this is a good deal for such a deluxe brewer. I can also tell you that 31 reviewers on Sears website all love it and give it five star ratings and say it is “the perfect kitchen appliance”.

Costco sells this brewer for $159.99, Walmart sells it for $148 and Amazon for $142.98, so this really is a phenomenal deal, which I would wait to get as it probably will sell out quickly. If your Mom needs a new coffee maker, consider this is steal and a great Mother’s Day gift idea.

So, what makes this a platinum brewer? It has a brew selector and enhanced quiet brewing technology. It has a programmable LCD control centre and auto on and shut off, as well as temperature control. It also looks nice in black and stainless steel.

Sears offers free shipping on orders over $99, so you might want to get yourself a little somethin-somethin, as with the savings you’ll get on this machine, your extra items are seemingly free!

Photo credit: Jen Collins

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April 23

Walmart Canada: Playtex Diaper Genie Only $30

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Walmart Canada: Playtex Diaper Genie Only $30

If you are about to have a baby or need a baby shower gift, you should check out the deal on the Playtex Diaper Genie Elite disposal system at Walmart. It is regularly priced at $44.97, but now only $29.97.

Of course I’m going to price compare this sale to other stores for you so you know you are getting the best deal. Toys R Us has it for $45.99 and Amazon has it for $44.97. You are getting it for $15 less than anywhere else, plus you’ll get free shipping.

I had a diaper genie that was handed down to me with my first baby and it was definitely a gift from smelling poopy diapers. I wished I still had it once my youngest was born because we got a puppy not long after this who liked to steal and eat diapers. Let me tell you, that is not a fun mess to clean up. If the diapers weren’t right into a garbage she couldn’t get into (so not a bathroom or laundry room garbage can), she would be able to get them.

This specific diaper genie is really cool as it has a foot pedal to open it so you don’t need your hands, which, coincidentally, when you have a new baby, you won’t have use of anymore. Apparently you don’t even need to bend over, which is always a score too with a new baby, because for me anyway, it might be hard to bend back up.

Photo credit: Mike

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April 23

Amazon Canada: Movies & TV Shows for $5 or Less

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Movies & TV Shows for $5 or Less

Amazon Canada has a pretty spectacular deal right now on some of their movies and TV shows DVDs.  You will be able to find a ton of them all for under just $5!

You will find a great mixture of older movies and newer movies and all of them are $5 or less.  There is also a great mixture of movies and TV shows for the young and young at heart.

If you are looking for a great romantic comedy, check out Friends with Benefits that was $14.99 and is now just $5. It has eye candy for the women with Justin Timberlake and for the men with Mila Kunis which makes it a great date night movie.

If you are looking for more of a family movie, I suggest The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition that was $15.58 and is now just $5.  It has humour that is perfect for both young and old making it a great family night movie to watch. It was actually one of my favourite movies growing up and it is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again.

As for some of the TV shows, they are mainly older shows or kids shows.  One of my kids favourite shows called Thomas and Friends: Rescue on the Rails is included and at just $5 now (it was $9.99) it is sure to be a hit with the toddlers. At 50% off the regular price, it is very affordable now!

You will notice that there are more movies than TV shows but with a selection of a few hundred deals to choose from, there is something for everyone.

You will get free shipping when your order is $25 or more.

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April 23

Shoppers Drug Mart Canada: Printable Coupon For $20 Off $75+

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Shoppers Drug Mart Canada: Printable Coupon For $20 Off $75+

Shoppers Drug Mart has another great printable coupon that will be valid for just today only.  Save $20 on purchases of $75 or more on your entire purchase.

As always, this coupon will exclude prescription purchases, products with codeine, insulin and select insulin products, tobacco products, stamps, passport photos, lottery tickets, prepaid phone cards and prestige cosmetics and fragrances.

This could be  a great printable coupon to grab some goodies for Mother’s Day. I would start in the beauty section because they have so many things that would be perfect for Mother’s Day gifts. Not only do they have fragrances and bath products, but they have a huge selection of electronics for the mom that loves technology.

Remember you will only be able to use this coupon today only so make sure you head in on time. Also keep in mind that you will be able to use product coupons in conjunction with this coupon to save yourself even more money on your purchases.

We will have all  Shoppers Drug Mart coupons on the Bargainmoose coupon forum for easy access to print off for your shopping needs.

(Expiry: 23rd April 2014 2014)

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April 23

Ojon Coupon Codes: Free Shipping & Gifts with $40+

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Ojon Coupon Codes: Free Shipping & Gifts with $40+

Ojon Canada has a couple of new coupon codes out that will get you not only free shipping, but some free gifts as well.  When you spend $40 or more, you will get a free four piece gift set of your choice and free shipping.

Click here to shop @ Ojon.com now

  • Coupon Code: 4dryness
  • Discount: Free 4 piece gift & free shipping on $40+
  • Coupon Code: 4volume
  • Discount: Free 4 piece gift & free shipping on $40+
  • Expiry: 25th April 2014

Both of these coupons will be valid until April 25th 2014. They will each get you a four piece gift set but the difference is whether you want your set to be for dry hair or to add volume. Additionally, each set is a full hair repair regime that is the perfect starter set for gorgeous hair.

If you are unsure of which products may be best for your hair, they even have a solution for that.  Just answer a quick three question survey and they will point you to the right products for you. I did it and it took me less than 1 minute to complete and they gave me an exact beauty routine for my hair from start to finish.  It was actually a huge help!

Additionally, with every single order, you will get a free sample at the checkout with your purchase no matter what your minimum spend is.

You will find these and any other Ojon coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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April 22

How to Save Money on Your Southern California Vacation

Posted by on April 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on Your Southern California Vacation

Almost one year ago my husband and I flew down to California for 10 days to celebrate our honeymoon. We’d both always wanted to visit The Golden State, but since we had just spent a pretty penny on our wedding and were about to move provinces, we made sure that our vacation in California was both fun and frugal. If any of you are thinking about visiting California this spring or summer, here are a few ways we were able to save money without missing out on anything the West Coast had to offer.

Disneyland

Tickets to Disneyland aren’t cheap, but there are a few ways to save money here and there (just check out all of Clare’s useful tips here). What my husband and I did to shave a few dollars off the entrance fee was to forego the Park Hopper passes (which let you in to both Disneyland and California Adventure) and just buy Single Park passes instead. Not only did we save $35 each by doing this, we also realized that we couldn’t have enjoyed both parks to the fullest on the same day anyways.

As for accommodations, we avoided the pricey Disney hotels, and stayed at the Howard Johnson Anaheim instead. It was significantly cheaper and still walking distance from the park. We also tried to avoid eating or buying anything at the park too. Instead of buying bottled water there at an inflated price, we brought our own water bottles to fill up at their free water fountains. We also didn’t buy any food there, but opted to bring our own snacks like granola bars to keep us fueled up while waiting in line for all the rides.

Universal Studios

My husband and I were really excited to visit Universal Studios (we’re huge film buffs), but unfortunately we couldn’t find any way to get discounted tickets for entry. The one good thing that did come out of our visit (besides having a blast on all the rides!) was that that the park was giving away free tickets to be part of Jay Leno’s studio audience. Apparently they have promotions like this all the time, and we made sure to take advantage. We may not have saved any money while at Universal Studios, but just being at the park gave us something to do the following day for absolutely free.

Hollywood & Los Angeles

The most expensive part of visiting Los Angeles is actually staying in Los Angeles. Even though we searched for the best hotel deals online, it was hard to find a decent room for less than $170/night. Since that was the case, we made sure to save money in other ways. Instead of eating out everyday we bought groceries at food stores like Trader Joe’s and stored them in our room’s refrigerator. We also tried to do a number of free activities, such as visit Santa Monica Pier, check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and drive up to see the Hollywood sign.

Wine Country

We really wanted to explore California’s wine country on our honeymoon, but we knew we couldn’t afford to fly up to Sonoma or Napa Valley from Los Angeles. Instead, we decided to stay in Temecula for 3-nights, which is only an hour and a half drive away from downtown L.A. Not only was it a beautiful town full of wineries, it was incredibly affordable to stay there. We were able to get a lovely suite with a private porch overlooking the orchards at the South Coast Winery & Resort for only $165/night just by searching the hotel deal sites. Our wine tour was also very cheap at only $100/person for a full afternoon of wine tastings, pairings, and transportation through Rockin’ Wine Tours.

Bargainmoosers, have you visited California before? What tips & tricks did you use to save money?

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