October 25

Game Access Canada: Far Cry 3 (Used) For The Xbox 360 | Was $20 Now $8

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Game Access Canada: Far Cry 3 (Used) For The Xbox 360 | Was $20 Now $8

Good afternoon, Bargainmoosers! Game Access currently has a good deal on used copies of Far Cry 3 for the Xbox 360 video game system. Originally $19.99, you can now purchase this game for $7.72 (plus $3 shipping). That’s a pretty sweet deal! This game was also quite popular when it was originally released, so if you’ve never played it before, this may be a good chance to try it out.

Far Cry 3 is a quality first person shooter for the Xbox 360. It gets rave reviews from both critics and gamers alike, and it currently has a score of 91 on Metacritic – that’s no easy feat! It’s a title that continually gets praised to this day.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to share a story that’s related to this game. Early last year, I decided to randomly pick up some Taco Bell at a shopping mall – it had been a long while since I’d bitten into some delicious salty tacos, and I had a particular craving for Fries Supreme. So Taco Bell was running a promotion where you can get the chance to win a PS3 and some other assorted prizes, and when I removed the coupon from the side of my soft drink, I found out that I won Far Cry 3 for the Playstation 3!

This was a very recent release at the time, and I was surprised that I actually won a decent prize from one of those contests! Unfortunately, reality set in – I didn’t have a PS3 system at the time! I just had an Xbox 360. After I eventually received this game in the mail, I ended up selling it on Kijiji for $20 off the retail price at the time – at least someone else was able to enjoy it, and I was able to afford more tacos and Fries Supreme from Taco Bell!

If you were to buy Far Cry 3 for the Xbox 360 at Best Buy, it would cost you $19.99 (plus shipping), and it’s currently $17.88 at Amazon (plus shipping). Listed below is a brief review of Far Cry 3 for the Xbox 360 from a satisfied Game Access customer:

The organic nature of the open world of Far Cry 3 is what won me over. The island simply feels alive, from the animals, weather, people and activities to accomplish, it’s a terrific experience. The story is also a great time, but the world is really the draw here.

This deal will expire before midnight, so if you’re looking for an affordable game to try out for the Xbox 360 system, then you should consider getting Far Cry 3. Happy gaming, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 25th October 2014)

 

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October 25

Hudson’s Bay Canada: Clarins Hot Deal With Freebie Stacking!

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Hudsons Bay Canada: Clarins Hot Deal With Freebie Stacking!

Hudson’s Bay has another awesome free beauty gift with your purchase and this time you get to choose your free gifts.  When you purchase two Clarins products, one which is skin care, you will get to choose from three gift collections. In addition to this freebie, you will get free samples, a free savings card and a free mascara!

The total value of these gifts is up to $205 each depending on which one you choose.  In total, there are three different gifts to choose from. Each gift set has three items in it and a specialty Clarins beauty bag. If your skin is feeling dry, you may want to choose the Hydration Experts gift pack.  If you are wanting to minimize those pores and wrinkles, the Wrinkle Preventers gift set is the one you should be looking at. Lastly, you can choose the Firming Specialist gift set.  This is the one I would choose because it has creams and lotions that will help firm and hydrate your skin so to me, it is a little combination f the other two free gift sets.

In addition to these gift sets, it does look like you will be getting a free mascara as well. Not only that, I was allowed to choose up to 6 free samples, and I got a free $20 savings card added to my cart when I spent $75 or more!  In total, I ended up getting nine free gifts and free shipping just for choosing two skin care products!  It was a very pleasant surprise. This is freebie stacking at it’s best!

Here is a screen shot of my test cart and all of the freebies:

Hudsons Bay Canada: Clarins Hot Deal With Freebie Stacking!

I am not sure why they don’t actually advertise these amazing deals on their website because I actually had to fiddle around with my cart to get all of these freebies.  This is the perfect example of why you should do that as well, you never know what extra you can get. The website has been a little finicky when getting the freebies but you will get them with a little patience.  If you are having issues, just clear your cookies and start again.  This amount of freebies is worth the wait!

You will be able to get free shipping for your orders of $99 or more. Since you need to buy two skin care products anyways to get the free Clarins gift, chances are you will be meeting the $99 minimum requirement to get the free shipping. If you want to spend less, you can spend just $29 on your clarins purchases and as long as you pay with your HBC credit card you will still get free shipping.

(Expiry: 9th November 2014)

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October 25

Toys R Us Canada: Little Tikes iTikes Map | Was $35 Now $20

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Toys R Us Canada: Little Tikes iTikes Map | Was $35 Now $20

Good morning, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Toys R Us is having a pretty sweet sale on their Little Tikes iTikes Map today – you can now get it for $19.98 (plus $8.74 shipping). This Little Tikes iTikes Map usually retails for $34.98, so you’re saving $15 with this deal. If you spend at least $25, you’ll qualify for free shipping, so I highly recommend that you find another product that’s at least $5.02 – after all, it’ll cost you approximately $8.74 in shipping if you don’t get anything else, so you may as well get something extra AND pay less for your order!

The Little Tikes iTikes Map is a great educational product for children. It reads aloud some fun, interesting facts, and you can also connect to it  with select cell phones and tablets, like the iPhone and iPad, via the App-based play. This is quite the interactive device! It’s geared towards those who are around 3 to 4 years old. You can learn more about this edutainment device by clicking on the link above.

It’s a great time to learn when you’re a child. It just seems like you can absorb a fair amount of information with a younger mind (I still remember plenty of things from when I was a child, yet I can sometimes forget about TV shows that I just watched a few months ago – go figure). This looks like a really cute device, and it would certainly be a great gift for any child that loves to learn!

I remember being especially interested in learning more about other parts of the world when I was a young child. Unfortunately, some of my facts were mixed with fiction, since my source of information was the old computer game, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? It certainly gave my teachers a good laugh!

If you found this Little Tikes iTikes Map at WalMart in America, it would cost you $40.31 US. I’ve included a brief review of this educational device from a satisfied Toys R Us customer below:

This is a great toy! It’s so much fun to spend time with my granddaughter travelling the world without spend a dime. After we travel we going into the kitchen and try to make a item from the area that we learned from.. It’s priceless!!!! Thank you.

I hope you’re all enjoying your Saturday, my fellow deal hunters!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 25

Aldo Canada: Free Shipping This Weekend

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Aldo Canada: Free Shipping This Weekend

If you are planning on getting some new kicks this weekend, you might want to know that Aldo has free shipping, with no minimum this weekend.

Shipping is normally free on a $60 order from Aldo, so this is the time you might want to peruse the clearance section and get a hot deal and then get it sent to your doorstep with no extra charges or minimums to fulfill.

My husband is a huge fan of Aldo and spends a ton of money getting the best shoes he can there. The problem is, he gets these super snazzy shoes that look amazing, but wears them all the time. The shoes wear out so fast as he’s a side-walker and then he needs to spend hundreds again to replace the shoes. I suggested to him that he get a cheaper pair to wear walking the kids to school, running errands, etc., and save his dress shoes for when he needs to look good.

I recently bought him a pair of slip-ons and he loves them, but I know he’ll wear those right out soon too, so another pair is in the cards. I love the look of these canvas wellands. They have a rubber sole, so even on wet days, he can slip these on and go. Navy is also a colour that will go great with jeans and for only $29.98 instead of $60, I don’t feel a pinch to my pocketbook. I don’t really have a pocketbook, but pinch to my debit card just doesn’t sound the same.

I wouldn’t be a woman if I also could pass up a shoe sale without seeing what I could get. While I don’t have a shoe fetish, I do own about 40 pairs of shoes and boots and I really feel like I don’t have the right ones to wear on a regular basis. How that is possible, I have no idea. What I really don’t have is a great pair of pumps like these ones in cognac leather. Regularly $80, they are now only $39.98.

(expiry: 26th October 2014)

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October 25

Amazon Canada: Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials With 1 Year Free Payroll Included | Was $200 Now $100

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Amazon Canada: Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials With 1 Year Free Payroll Included | Was $200 Now $100

Good morning, my fellow deal hunters! Amazon is currently having a great sale on Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials (with 1 year Free Payroll included) – in fact, you’ll be able to save 50% on it! Normally costing $199.99, you can now purchase this essential software for your computer for $99.99. This is also the Bilingual version of QuickBooks Online Essentials, so that’s a nice bonus. You’ll also qualify for free shipping with your order! there aren’t many of these left in stock right now, so check out this deal while it’s still valid!

Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials (with 1 year Free Payroll included) is a very convenient program that can help you properly manage your finances. You can easily keep track of the bills that you pay with QuickBooks Online Essentials, and when you get this deal, you’ll be granted 3 user licenses, plus access for 2 accounting professionals. It’s especially ideal for small service-based businesses with several employees. You can learn more about the features of this tax software by clicking on the link above.

I typically let my accountant handle all of my taxes, but this program makes the process of organizing your taxes that much easier, particularly for those who own a small business. I think QuickBooks has been a reputable name in the tax software industry for many years – I remember first hearing about QuickBooks back in the late 90′s when I would roam the software isles at Business Depot (currently Staples) and Future Shop, checking out the newest PC games.

If you went to Best Buy or Staples to purchase Intuit QuickBooks Online Essentials (with 1 year Free Payroll included), it would cost you $199.99. Listed below is a snippet of a review from Expert Reviews:

Intuit QuickBooks is a popular accounting package, and the online version is designed to be as simple and approachable as possible while still packing in all the features that an accountant would need to manage the financial data of a business.

If you think you can use some assistance with your taxes, then you should consider getting this deal. Not much is left in stock, so get it now before it’s gone! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

Image Credit: Frogbox

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 25

Club Monaco Canada Promo Code: Extra 40% off Sale Styles

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Club Monaco Canada Promo Code: Extra 40% off Sale Styles

Club Monaco has come out with a coupon that will get you an extra 40% off sale styles. This means you can score some pretty hot deals!

Click here to shop @ Clubmonaco.com now

  • Coupon Code: SAVE40
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 27th October 2014

There is no shame in shopping the clearance rack, especially when you are getting 40% off clearance prices on top of what could already be a low price. While looking through, I realized that Club Monaco’s regular prices are on the high side. I’ve personally never shopped there, but if you like higher-end stuff, but want to pay lower-end prices, then this is where you can do it.

I found this Saffi dress, which was originally $169.50. It might be a little short for a lady my age, but in my 20s I would have rocked that dress! I highly suggest that any young ladies do the same as you only live once. While the dress is on sale for $79, which is already more than 50% off, once you add it to your cart with your coupon, watch that price drop down to $47.40!

Men don’t have to miss out on the hot deals either. The men’s clearance section is stocked right full of shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, outerwear and much more.

If your man (or yourself) want to look a little more formal, while being casual at the same time (it can happen), check out this baseball collar pullover. It was originally $129.50 and reduced down to $69. Add the coupon and watch the price again drop, right down to $41.39.

My man could use a new vest for the cooler months of October, November and then again in the spring and this reversible vest is great because you can change your look without having to buy a second vest. It was $189 and reduced to $99, but in your cart the price will come down to $59.39, which is more than half off.

Get free shipping on orders over $150. Get all your Club Monaco coupons from the forum.

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October 25

Best Buy Canada: Pre-Order White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive 500GB System Bundle | $465 Value Now $400

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Best Buy Canada: Pre Order White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive 500GB System Bundle | $465 Value Now $400

Hey there, my fellow gamers! Best Buy currently has pre-orders available for the new White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive system bundle, and until October 30th, you can get it for $399.99! The value of this bundle is $464.99, and Xbox One systems with no games included typically retail for the same price ($399.99). Plus, you’ll also qualify for free shipping! Even though it won’t begin to ship until October 28th (this Tuesday), stock is very limited right now, so this will be your chance to still get this great deal!

This special White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle comes with the system (with 500GB of storage space), a wireless controller, and a digital copy of the new Sunset Overdrive game (you’ll just have to redeem your download voucher online, so no physical copy of the game is included, but you get a full download of the game). It also includes special Day One Edition in-game content for this brand spanking new game, which is already getting major airtime (you may have seen the commercial for the game by now).

Sunset Overdrive is currently getting some major hype, as this fun-looking game has been anticipated for quite a while. Now that it’s going to be released this Tuesday, people that were waiting for the right time to purchase an Xbox One system can finally do so. After all, you’re essentially getting the game for free with the Xbox One console for this price ($399.99).

If you went to WalMart and bought an Xbox One system with no games, it would cost you $399.99, and a copy of Sunset Overdrive would be an extra $64.96. I’ve included a brief review of the Xbox One system from a satisfied Best Buy customer below:

My son has been very happy with the xbox one. He loves the upgrade that allows him to watch TV while playing a game.

Best Buy doesn’t have many of these systems remaining in stock at this time, so check out this deal while it’s still available! I hope you enjoy the rest of your Saturday, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 30th October 2014)

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October 25

Shoe Company Canada: Free Movie Ticket With Kid’s Boot Purchase

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Shoe Company Canada: Free Movie Ticket With Kids Boot Purchase

Do you know what drains my wallet? Kids shoes and boots! I dread the time from September – December because the amount of money I put down on footwear is enormous. So, any deal or perk I can get is welcome when I’m handing over my credit card once again to ensure my children have proper footwear. The Shoe Company obviously knows this and right they are offering a free ticket to see the movie Big Hero 6 for every pair of kid’s boots you purchase.

I pretty much always buy my kid’s shoes and boots and even my own, from The Shoe Company. I find their selection the best and usually their sales staff is very helpful. I do say usually as I recently moved and the sales staff and my local store aren’t all that great. It is actually one person in particular that I found not helpful, but this only spurs me on to buy online.

What will happen with this deal is that you’ll buy your kid’s boots and you’ll get a promo code to use on Cineplex‘s site once tickets are available, which happens to be November 7th.

If you are a mom, you know boots are expensive and so are movies, so the savings could be quite large here. Since I have three boys, with three pairs of boots, I can already get three free movie tickets. I know my kids will be excited about this one.

On top of getting your boots, you’ll get free shipping if you sign up for a free Shoe Lovers membership. Not only do you get free shipping, you’ll get rewards points to get free money off of your purchase. In fact, I just used my points to get $10 off new boots I bought for myself and already earned enough for another $10 off next time. I know it will get spent.

You also don’t have to buy just winter boots, rain boots count too, so your spend here could be very little just to get your free admission ticket to the movie.

(expiry: 27th November 2014)

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October 25

Shoppers Drug Mart Coupon Code: Get 4000 Shoppers Optimum Points for Updating Your Profile

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Shoppers Drug Mart Coupon Code: Get 4000 Shoppers Optimum Points for Updating Your Profile

It is very rare that Shoppers Drug Mart has a coupon code to offer so this is a coupon code to take advantage of.  You will be able to get 4000 Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum points just for updating your profile!

Click here to update your profile @ Shoppersdrugmart.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 1628
  • Discount: 4000 bonus points
  • Expiry: Unknown

Getting 4000 bonus Shoppers Optimum points is basically the equivalent to getting $5 free for spending. It is worth even more if you spend your points on a bonus redemption day.  This is the perfect time of year to be trying to get as many points as you can because come December, they will be having the biggest redemption of the year if they do what they have done in years past.

To use this coupon code, just login to your Shoppers Optimum Rewards Points profile, and update your information. You don’t have to make any huge changes, you can change anything to be able to use this coupon  like your address, phone number or another field. I changed my phone number from my home number to my cell hone number and that was it to get my extra points.

Don’t worry when you don’t see the points added right away to your account. It could take a day or some but you will most likely get an email telling your that your update worked.  Hold onto the email just in case you don’t see then in a few days.

The last time they had a coupon code was about six months ago for the exact same deal.  If you updated your profile back then, chances are you may not be able to use this coupon this time. For the most part, they will only allow a coupon like this for each profile update one time a year.

This Shoppers Drug Mart coupon will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  We often have printable coupons for extra Optimum points or discounts that you can take advantage of as well that are printable. You will also see some great in store deals and sales on this page.  Since they allow you to pair deals with coupons, you have the potential to get some pretty awesome deals!

(Image credit to chapstickaddict )

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October 25

Tiger Direct Canada: Get $20 off your order of $100 or more

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Tiger Direct Canada: Get $20 off your order of $100 or more

Hey there, Bargainmoosers! Tiger Direct is currently having a limited time promotion where you can get $20 off your order of $100 or more when you’re shopping online. That’s not a bad deal, folks! All you have to do is click on the promotional banner in the link below, and enter your email address. Tiger Direct will then send you your personalized coupon code. Keep in mind that Tiger Direct charges for shipping (which depends on the items that you’re purchasing).

Tiger Direct has a myriad of great electronics that you can choose from. They usually have some very decent prices as well! You can choose from many computers & tablets, cameras & camcorders, toys & games, TV & home theatre merchandise, and even office equipment & supplies.

There are some good deals currently available at Tiger Direct, including this Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S100 Intel Core i5 Touch Notebook Computer that’s currently on sale for $799.99 (this was previously retailing for $1299.99). A similar laptop is currently on Amazon’s American website for $1302.99 US. This is also one of the rare items on Tiger Direct’s website that qualifies for free shipping!

Now that Christmas is just around the corner (Halloween is going to be this Friday, people – that was fast), it may be time to consider doing some early holiday shopping. The best part about hunting for potential presents online is the fact that you don’t have to endure long, annoying line-ups that you’d usually have to deal with at retail locations! Plus, if you start shopping now, you won’t have to worry about stuff becoming out of stock (at least not as frequently). Don’t you hate when that happens?

I’ve listed a snippet of a review of the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga from a satisfied Lenovo customer below:

I have had the Thinkpad Yoga for two months now and it has exceeded my expectations. I am a college student and it does what I need and more. This product offers all the add-ons and feature you could ever want. Its absolutely amazing and I love it.

Check out this sale, my fellow Bargainmoosers! I hope you all have a great weekend!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 25

Future Shop Canada: Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Tracker Band | Was $150 Now $90

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Future Shop Canada: Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Tracker Band | Was $150 Now $90

Good morning, my fellow Bargainmoosers! If you’ve been looking for a way to keep track of your fitness goals while you’re on-the-move, then you should check out today’s deal at Future Shop. Normally retailing for $149.99, you can now get a Samsung Gear Fit for $89.99! You’re saving $60 in total, and this fitness tracker typically sells for $219.99 at The Source, and it’s $115 (plus shipping) on Amazon. It’s also currently sold out at Best Buy. Plus, when you purchase this Samsung Gear Fit at Future Shop, you’ll also qualify for free shipping! Whaddadeal!

The Samsung Gear Fit can help you keep track of your steps when you wear this electronic fitness band. It features a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, and you can also connect it to certain cell phones so you can also be notified about any calls or text messages that you’re receiving. You can learn more about this device by clicking on the link above.

This isn’t the first fitness tracker I’ve seen. My significant other owned a Fitbit, and really got a kick out of how it would keep track of her sleep patterns. She eventually sold it when we started using the Nintendo Fit Meter (it’s really a very handy device! I just wanted to get something that would track my steps, and eventually she fell in love with how simplistic and efficient the device is). However, this Samsung Gear Fit is one sleek looking device! I would have no qualms with wearing one of these, since it looks pretty cool. And you know I take myself very seriously (cough..cough).

I’ve included a brief review of this Samsung Gear Fit from a satisfied Best Buy customer below:

I absolutely love this device. It allows me to see my notifications without having to have galaxy s4 right beside me at all times.It is also more accurate than the step counter on my phone.

Check out this deal before the Samsung Gear Fit is out of stock. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 30th October 2014)

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October 24

Perfect Lens Canada Coupon Code: $10 Off $98 & Free Shipping on $39

Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Perfect Lens Canada Coupon Code: $10 Off $98 & Free Shipping on $39

Perfect Lens Canada is new to Bargainmoose so please give them a warm welcome! This lovely little company has two promotions on simultaneously until the end of October. Receive $10 off orders of $98 or more with the following coupon. In addition, orders of $39 or more will ship free.

Click here to shop @ Perfect Lens Canada now

  • Coupon Code: PHAL
  • Discount: $10 off $98
  • Expiry: 31st October 2014

This is their grand opening year (until the end of October). After that, the free shipping minimum will go up but I am unsure to what level. I think the free shipping at $39 is a deal in itself as Clearly Contacts requires a $99 minimum for them to ship contacts free.

The $10 off $98 merely sweetens the deal. Now, I do not know much about contact lenses even though my husband and both my parents wear glasses. My mother and my husband have not tried contacts as they have sensitive eyes. Only my father has tried contacts, but his eyes are so different that the contacts could not do the full correction that his glasses given him.

However, I do know a thing or two about bargain hunting. The first thing you need to do is price compare. I found Perfect Lens to be much cheaper on some lenses and much more expensive on other lenses. No matter which lenses you buy, make sure you price compare them first.

On Bausch & Lomb SofLens 59, Perfect Lens certainly has the winning price. A box of six retails for $24.99 at Clearly Contacts, but Perfect Lens has the same box for just $16.98. I attempted to compare prices on the larger packs like this SofLens 59 8-Box Pack (48 Pairs) for $129.52, but Clearly Contacts did not have bulk packs of these lenses. That price would come down to $119.52 after coupon for 48 pairs of contacts.

As I mentioned, price compare whatever you buy. Clearly appears to have the Acuvue contacts on sale for a better price right now, but the Cooper Vision contacts are a better price at Perfect Lens. I found the Biomedics One Day (Clearsight One Day) for just $18.78 whereas Clearly Contacts has them for $25.99. That is a big price difference!

An extra tip: try price matching. I know Clearly Contacts offers it (but they would not match the coupon). If you find something you want at Perfect Fit that is a bit cheaper elsewhere, you might as well ask if they will price match it.

Orders under $39 cost $9.95 to ship. For future Perfect Lens coupon codes, please visit the coupon forum.

Image credit: Lee Haywood

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October 24

5 Ways to Save Money While in School

Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM

5 Ways to Save Money While in School

Whether it is your first time in university or college or whether you are returning back to school after a long period of being in the workforce, it is generally agreed upon that school is expensive.  Although furthering your education can help you develop your career and improve your income by leaps and bounds, it might not feel like this at the time.  You might just feel like a poor student.  However, sometimes being a poor student does have its perks, and so being able to save money while you are in school becomes less difficult and easier to accomplish.

Here are some strategies that will help you save money while you are in school.

Max Out Your Student Perks

Just like Gail Vaz-Oxlade suggests in this Moneysense article on saving money at school, max out your student benefits.  The rest of the world knows that you are a starving student, why not take advantage of it while you can?

Bus passes, museum tickets, concert tickets, Greyhound bus pass, Air Canada flight passes, Vancouver International Film Festival tickets… the list goes on.  There are many places that offer a discount for students.  One of the most recognized student discount pass (especially if you plan to go abroad) is the ISIC card, or the International Student Identity Card.  It lets the people from the foreign places you plan to go to know that you are a starving student.

Hit the Student Gym

If it’s already included in your fees, why not use it so you are saving money on a gym membership or a monthly yoga class?  Student Universe also states that most schools have a student gym and some even have classes like yoga or pilates that you can take.  These classes are normally very expensive so it makes sense to take advantage of it while you have a student gym pass/ access to enjoy.

Get a Part-Time Job

I personally worked throughout University (both times I went) with a part-time job.  Sure, there were times when I felt really time-crunched, however, I think working allows you to prioritize and to focus on things that matter.  Plus, knowing that you will finish your education program without as much debt as you could have had is priceless.  I believe that working gives you the onus to prioritize and get organized, two skills that are essential as a student.  Of course, you cannot work so much but personally I like to feel productive and I like the organization.  Being organized in my life helped me become organized for my main job.  Although, I only worked 10-15 hours per week with the part-time job in the evenings and weekends.

Buy Used Textbooks

Skip your university or college bookstore, the best place to buy your books is (like most things nowadays) online.  From Bargainmoose, here are some places that you can buy used text books.  Personally, I saved a few hundred dollars buying my textbooks from Amazon.com and then picking it up across the border, rather than going to my university bookstore to buy the books that they recommended.

You could also take advantage of the coupons we have here on Bargainmoose for stores like Bookmob and Textbook Rental and even rent your textbooks.

All you need is the ISBN number from the list your instructor tells you to get, and you just plug that into Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.  Of course, there are a lot of other places to buy your used text books, instead of Amazon.com.  The great thing is that you can resell your books to Amazon.com and then get a gift card for the value of your used books.  No fuss, no muss really.

Pack Your Lunch

Finally, just like for those who work full-time, packing your lunch or avoiding that daily coffee is going to save you ton of money in the end.  Considering a lunch is at least $5 to $10 per day, that’s at least $1000 per year (averaging 4 lunches per week).  That is enough for a last minute ticket to Mexico for spring break!  Besides, packing your lunch is good for your waist line too, and at least you know what you are putting in the food.  Knowing that you are saving day by day is priceless.

Bargainmoosers, are there other ways that you saved money while in school? 

Photo credit: Beraldo Leal

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October 24

Target Canada Printable Coupon: 10% Discount In Store

Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Target Canada Printable Coupon: 10% Discount In Store

Two printable coupons in one day, what is the Moose coming to! Yes dear Bargainmoosers, we have another fantastic printable coupon for you to take advantage of in your travels. Enjoy 10% off at your local Target Canada on October 25th and 26th with the following printable coupon code.

Note: this printable coupon starts tomorrow.

I frequent Target for one thing and one thing only: kitty litter. They have some of the absolute best deals on Maxx Scoop cat litter, which I use for my cats currently. You can often get a 7kg container for just $4.97 on sale. It totally beats the competition and this printable coupon for 10% off would make the deal even better. We usually load up on six cases of it as we have two large male cats that use a fair bit of litter as you can imagine.

Last time we were in Target Canada, I ended up picking up a Blu-Ray movie for just $10! I found The Great Gatsby with sweetheart Leonardo DiCaprio staring as Gatsby. I watched that movie originally on a place and thought it was visually stunning – a real treat. I could not believe the price so I had to pick it up.

There is a limit of one coupon per person. The exclusions are as follows:

Excludes all rain checks, purchases at Target Mobile and Brunet affiliated pharmacies in Québec, prescriptions and certain other pharmacist-dispensed items, gift cards and prepaid cards, and all Apple and Bose products.

They also reserve the usual right to refuse coupons, to limit quantities within reason, and the usual fine print that covers their butts.

I am seriously stoked about this offer because we so rarely blog about Target Canada. They do not have an online presence yet in the cold damn north, and they very rarely have nation-wide offers in store that we can share. That is why this printable coupon is so thrilling.

I wanted also to mention their REDcard while I am blogging about Target. Sign up for a REDcard with Target Canada and receive 5% off daily purchases. You will also receive a one-time 5% off coupon good for an additional 5% off. If you are a REDcard member, this printable coupon should stack on top of your usual 5% off savings.

For this and any future Target.ca coupons, visit our forum.

(Expiry: 26th October 2014)

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October 24

Hudson’s Bay Coupon Code: $20 off $100 Women’s Fashions

Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hudsons Bay Coupon Code: $20 off $100 Womens Fashions

Hudson’s Bay Canada is offering $20 off orders of $100 or more of women’s fashions. The coupon works on both regular price and sale items.

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  • Coupon Code: BAYDAYS39
  • Discount: $20 off $100
  • Expiry: 26th October 2014

My attention is invested in this coupon as I am looking to give my mother some clothing for her birthday, including the sale flannel nighties I previously mentioned. It would require quite a few nighties to meet the $100 minimum, so I am looking at what else Hudson’s Bay has on sale for women’s apparel. Getting lost in the dress section, I found some amazing deals.

There are a plethora of dress on sale from Calvin Klein. All of the dresses I picked out originally retailed for $139 and are on sale for $41.70. You are saving nearly $100 on each dress and then you can use the coupon up there to save an addition $20 once you reach the $100 minimum. My dress picking criteria was this: it had to be under $50 on sale and there had to be at least three sizes still in stock. I found four dresses matching my criteria from the designer Calvin Klein:

These dresses are very different from each other. The pleated pencil is your standard little black dress that would look great with heels and jewellery for a night out or can be paired with a cardigan and dress boots for the office. A sleeveless sweater dress is actually a winter-friendly option. Pair it with a cardigan for outside and take off the cardigan in your well-heated office. Both the printed shift and the colourblock dress are very bold. They have different cuts to suit different tastes. In stock sizes range from six up to size 14.

While Ivanka Trump did not have nearly as many dresses on sale, I did find some good deals with decent selection. The Long Sleeved Print Dress was $129 and is now on sale for $38.70. I have to say it is a rather strange dress with the contrasting arms and drawstring at the waist. Oddly enough, I think my mother would like it. The Drape Neck Sheath Dress is a lovely little black dress with gold tone hardware accenting one shoulder. Originally $139, the dress is on sale for $41.70. Sizes small, medium, and large are still in stock.

Receive free shipping on orders of $99 or more. For this and any future Hudson’s Bay coupon codes, visit our forum.

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