June 29

How To Refill Bunch O’ Balloons Without Spending A Fortune

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

How To Refill Bunch O Balloons Without Spending A Fortune

We wrote a post last week about where to buy the ever-so-popular Bunch O Balloons, and a lot of you are asking: “How do we refill the Bunch O’ Balloons?”

We decided to take on the task of researching how to refill this item that seems to be flying off the shelf. While the balloons are biodegradable, the plastic stems are recyclable. If you are trying to be green, then you may be interested in refilling your purchased Bunch O Balloons – if you were lucky enough to find any in stock in the first place.

This task looks like it can be quite frustrating. Personally, I would just purchase a new set of Bunch O Balloons. Especially considering the self-sealing balloons themselves are almost as much money as the original tool and balloons. If you are interested in trying this route, take a quick trip to your local Walmart or Dollar store and get started!

How To Refill Bunch O Balloons Without Spending A Fortune

Use Cheap Balloons and Loom Bands

I have looked everywhere for Bunch O Balloon brand refills, but so far no luck. You can always grab some regular water balloons and Loom Bands or other small elastics for a cheaper approach anyway. This seems like a tedious task if you ask me, but it will save some money and still get the job done faster than filling and tying each balloon yourself. Follow these quick and simple steps to get your water balloons set up again:

  1. Set up your new water balloons on each stem from your original Bunch O Balloons tool.
  2. Wrap the Loom Band (or other similar elastic band) around the stem of the balloon once it is attached to the plastic straw/stem. You will want to wrap the elastic at least three times, depending on the size and thickness of the elastic.
  3. As the balloon fills with water, the elastic Loom Band will hold it closed and contain the water (in most cases). Some balloons will fail of course, just as they do with the original Bunch O Balloons set.

I have yet to try this personally, but I have heard it works. There are also tutorial videos on YouTube that show this trick works if you want to give it a quick watch. This method of refilling will cost you as little as $3, as opposed to buying another Bunch O Balloons set for four or five times that cost. You will just have to put a little more effort into filling your water balloons this time around.

Let us know if you refill your Bunch O Balloons and how you do it in the comments below.

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June 29

Chapters Indigo Canada: 75% Off Minimus Decorative Pots – Now $9.50

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 75% Off Minimus Decorative Pots   Now $9.50

Sometimes the Chapters Indigo Sale section really has some incredible deals that you just do not want to pass up. Currently, they are offering 75% off these adorable little Minimus Decorative Pots. Originally $39.50, these little pots are now on sale for $9.50 each. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

These pots are not available in store – they are online only product. While the first image makes these pots look rather large, because there is nothing in for scale, they are actually cute little things. Their approximately measurements are 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 5.2″. They make the most adorable decorations on book shelves, mantels, dressers, and more. I am not sure if these are safe for outside use, but you could always put them on a patio or deck. I have a covered balcony off my house and I could totally see using these out there.

These pots come in denim, mint, or yellow and I cannot pick a colour! They are all so pretty! Rather than a blue jean ‘denim’ I would more likely this colour to a vibrant robin’s egg blue. The yellow looks like diluted sunshine and the mint – well – mint is one of my favourite colours. It is like green and white got together and had a child. It also reminds me of After Eight drinks.

I would probably buy a few of these little pots to mix and match around the house. Because of their size, I really think they work best in pairs or in threesomes.

The little pots are great for small bunches of flowers, faux flowers, leather flowers (I own some!) and other things. You can also leave them empty and just use them for decoration. In a child’s room, I could see these being used as pots to collect miscellaneous goods. I used to store funky rocks in a pot I owned. You could also buy one of each colour and use them for saving change. Each colour is a different currency. Use them to hold pencils, crayons, markers, pipe cleaners and more. While plastic containers are more child safe, older children can use the pots as organizational containers.

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more, thus three pots would qualify for free shipping.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 29

Soprano Handbags: Up to 70% off Handbags Canada Day Sale (FS @ $50)

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Soprano Handbags: Up to 70% off Handbags Canada Day Sale (FS @ $50)

I am always delighted to see steep discounts on fashion essentials like handbags! Soprano Handbags is offering up to 70% off gorgeous leather handbags for Canada Day.

There are several bags bearing the full 70% off discount. SOPRANO Python Print Tote caught my attention. I am not that big on animal prints but the sale bag does not actually have a snake print on it. This beautiful tote comes in a neutral beige leather. It is made of 100% real leather and features light golden tone hardware. It closes at the top via a zipper, thus you can accidently turn your purse over without spilling everything. There are plenty of pockets with a front slip pocket and three interior pockets. Originally $260, the purse is on sale for $78.

Next, I marvelled over the SOPRANO Perforated Leather Bowler Bag. While the blue is sold out, you can still purchase this bag in green or orange. I have to say, the orange is really out there! I love how structured this bag is and the perforated features really make it an eye-catcher. It has a real retro feeling to the bag. Originally $220, the bag is on sale for $68. This makes an excellent everyday mid-size purse.

The SOPRANO Pebble Leather Braided Strap Hobo comes in the most lavender colour. The braided strap easily fits over your shoulder for an effortless chic look. This hobo bag features matching lining, a top zip closure, polished silver hardware, and plenty of pockets. There is a removable key fob and a dust bag as well. I just love dust bags as they are a great way to keep your purse in good condition when not in use. Originally $180, this purse is on sale for $54.

A girl should have at least three handbags in her life: the large ‘carry all but the kitchen sink’ tote for those days where you need to bring everything. Second, the everyday purse that is big enough for the essentials and a few extra things but does not cause arm fatigue carrying. Third, an evening clutch is essential for nights out on the town. The purses above will certainly fulfil two of these three hand bag needs.

There are a myriad of other amazing bags in this sale for substantial discounts! Shop the entire sale through the main link above. Shipping is free on $50+.

(Expiry: 4th July 2014)

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June 29

Minitrade: Up to 90% Off Clearance on Like New Women’s & Children’s Clothing

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Minitrade: Up to 90% Off Clearance on Like New Womens & Childrens Clothing

Minitrade Canada is the premier website for selling pre-loved but in ‘like new’ condition clothing. They sell clothing for women and kids. Right now they are having a huge clearance sale on their already substantially discounted clothing.

The women’s clearance sale has clothing starting at just $3.39. From glancing through the section, this appears to be a clear out of many of the brands that Minitrade will no longer carry including Old Navy, H&M, and Dynamite. With such steep savings, this is an excellent time to pick up some great deals for you and the entire family.

These Bluenotes shorts in perfect condition would usually retail for $20. They are really cute too, they are not just jeans but they also have a white knit over half of them. I kind of think of two-face when I see these shorts… but it would be more like two-butt. They were $4.99 at Minitrade but are now only $3.99. The shorts are a size 25.

There are some pretty clothing options in this sale. I really like the Merona blue plaid skirt. This is a versatile skirt that would do just as well in an office setting as paired with a sheer blouse and a pair of sandals around the house. Originally $22.99, the skirt was priced at $5.75. Now it is only $4.60. The skirt comes in a size 4.

The girls clearance section has many adorable little finds for your young one. Items start at just $1.88 and go up from there. If you are on a budget, then this is the sale you want to hit up! This Oshkosh snow princess shirt is a favourite of mine. Originally $15, the shirt is regularly priced at $4.88. With this clearance sale, pay just $1.88 for this size 8 girl’s shirt.

The boy’s clearance section is loaded as well. Items in this section are from $1.39. This Oshkosh bodysuit retails for $9.50 but is now only $1.90. It is in 12-month old size.

Minitrade has very high clothing standards. All items sent to them must either be new, like new, or new with tags. Essentially, quality is everything. If they wouldn’t wear it, then they will not accept it for sale. Because of the nature of these items, there is generally only one in stock of each.

Receive free shipping on $50 or more.

(Expiry: 30th June 2015)

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June 29

FREE General Mills coupon @ Walmart Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

FREE General Mills coupon @ Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada’s coupon section has a sweet coupon for a FREE General Mills product. Try out the new chocolate Lucky Charms and more with this coupon.

This coupon will be mailed to you, thus you need to enter your address to take advantage of it. These coupons usually go like hot cakes, thus I suggest you pick yours up as soon as you see this deal. On my screen, the coupon I am referring to is on the last row to the far left.

FREE General Mills coupon @ Walmart Canada

Like the other FREE product coupons we have seen lately, this one is only valid for redemption upon one day: August 7th, 2015. I find these redemption restrictions somewhat annoying but the lack of product restrictions makes up for it.

This coupon is designed to introduce you to some new General Mills products – thus you can use it on cereal, snack bars, and more. The deal finder in me would find the most expensive product from the choices and use it on that. The child in me just wants Chocolate Lucky Charms! It has actually been ages since I have ate any cereal besides the occasional granola or muesli. Usually I am a berry and yogurt girl myself.

Save.ca had the same type of coupon a few weeks ago but that coupon and this one have different redemption days. Thus you can essentially get ‘two’ if these coupons and redeem them on the appropriate days. I assume that this coupon from Walmart has the same value as the previous one from Save.ca: $5.49.

It also does not matter where you redeem this coupon. I will probably end up at Superstore because they usually have the best prices on groceries. While price does not matter for this coupon, I will not be making a special trip for it. i will just use the coupon when I do my regular grocery shopping.

Hey Moosers, what new General Mills products are you most looking forward to trying out? Any recommendations?

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 29

Joseph Nogucci: Huge Sale & 30% Off Coupon Code & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Joseph Nogucci: Huge Sale & 30% Off Coupon Code & Free Shipping

Pick up some gorgeous jewellery from Joseph Nogucci during their anniversary sale. On top of the already substantial discounts, you can use the following coupon code for an extra 30% off with free shipping no minimum.

Click here to shop @ Joseph Nogucci Canada now

  • Coupon Code: 3YEARS
  • Discount: 30% off and free shipping
  • Expiry: Unknown

I love beautiful jewellery, but I am very selective in my purchases. This African Green Jade Terra Bella Necklace is something I would certainly buy for myself. I have green eyes, thus green jewellery brings out the colour of my eyes – especially when it is a deeper grey green to match my eyes like jade. Originally $120, this necklace is on sale for $39. After coupon code, the necklace comes down to $27.30. There are four consumer votes for a perfect 5/5 star rating on this necklace. I am not surprised, jade is such a gorgeous stone and the 18k gold finish really complements it.

Joseph Nogucci: Huge Sale & 30% Off Coupon Code & Free Shipping

The Indian Agate Terra Bella Necklace is another favourite of mine because of the multi-coloured stones. This is a necklace that will match with any outfit as there is bound to be a stone in it that coordinates. The primary colour appears to be green but there are blue, pinkish-red, white, and more stones on the necklace. Like the African Green Jade necklace, this necklace was $120 and is now $39. Pay just $27.30 in your cart.

You can pick up some matching bracelets for the above necklaces. However, I was never one for matching my jewellery so I would purchase something slightly different. This Wooden Line Jasper Terra Bella Bracelet | 18k Gold looks really pretty and combines a creamy white with gorgeous sunset yellow tones. Originally $89, this bracelet is on sale for $39 – so this is not as highly discounted as the necklaces. After coupon, pay just $27.30.

Even so, you can purchase a bracelet and necklace set for $55 – not bad as you are working with highly polished natural stone and 18k gold plated features. This could make an excellent gift for a girlfriend, daughter, mother, or a gift for yourself.

All prices I am quoting are in USD. You can change the currency to Canadian dollars but those prices will fluctuate with the currency conversion rate. While billing is in USD, the company ships from Canada.

For this and future Joseph Nogucci coupon codes, visit our forum.

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June 29

(75% off) 36 Packs of Fresh Sugar & Aspartame-Free Mints only $25 & Free Shipping @ Wagjag.com!

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM

(75% off) 36 Packs of Fresh Sugar & Aspartame Free Mints only $25 & Free Shipping @ Wagjag.com!

Buying in bulk can often make prices of individual foodstuffs quite a bit cheaper. And that’s the case today with this pack of 36 “ThreeWorks Snacks” Sugar & Aspartame-Free Mints. They’re one of the current product deals available on Wagjag.com, and these mints are worth $100 but are priced at $30. And what’s even nicer is that you can apply our Bargainmoose exclusive coupon code MOOSE5 to save an extra $5 on your purchase, bringing them down to only $25 including shipping!

There are 50 mints per pack, so this means you’re paying just over $0.01 per mint!! You can choose from a selection of flavours, everything from regular spearmint through to liquorice! For me, I’d go with the 24 spearmint and 12 orange, for a bit of variety.

There is a limit of 20 purchases per person on this deal, though I cannot imagine that a normal everyday user would want to buy as much as 20 packs of 36 packs of gum. That’s 36,000 mints! Halitosis… hali-NO-sis.

Want your breath to be as fresh and cool as a cucumber (but aren’t into cucumber)?

For me, this is the type of deal I’d buy then always have the mints in my purse for ages….

To read a bit more about the snacks themselves, you can find more info here on the Threeworks site. Just beware when you click through as they play an annoying tune, you can stop it by clicking the button at the top right of their site.

Our Bargainmoose exclusive Wagjag coupon code is here in our coupon forums, but you don’t just have to use it on the above deal. You can use it on almost anything else on the Wagjag site. There are more grocery deals here, where you can order anything from cod to coffee.

(Expires: 8th July 2015)

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June 29

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Is your house as crazy for Minions as my house is? Check out this hilarious Minion Dave Costume. This costume is listed at $40.99, but you can swipe it away for only $25.92. This fun costume also qualifies for completely free shipping.

Are you gearing up for the new Minions movie? I have seen the trailer and it looks like it is going to be hilarious and a great movie for families. All of our favourite loveable minions are back in a prequel to the Despicable Me series. Today over on Amazon Canada I have found a minion costume for kids that will surely delight your little minion. If you order right away, you could even wear your costume to the showing of the movie.

This costume was originally made for the Despicable Me 2 movie and features the face of Minion Dave. It is a foam one-piece costume that easily slides over your head. The costume sticks out at the sides to give you a tall minion shape. This is perfect if your kiddo likes to play pretend. I would be dying of laughter watching my kid play in this costume. This costume is available in small and medium sizes. The small size fits a child who is 44″ to 48″ tall with 25″ to 26″ waist, and the child medium fits a child who is 50″ to 54″ tall with 27″ to 30″ inch waist. Sears.ca (though now out of stock) suggests that the small size is for a kid age three to four, and the medium is for a kid age five to seven. This costume has Minion Dave’s face, as he is included in the Despicable Me 2 movie. The trailer for the new movie mentions Minion Dave, so I suspect we will see him in this movie also. Minion Dave is unfortunately not one of the three lead minions for the new movie.

I did find this costume a few other places in Canada. I found this costume for $34.99 at Party City Canada, but the shipping will make your heart stop. With the $16.95 shipping cost, your total is $51.94, plus another $4.95 in duties at checkout, yikes!  CostumeSuperCentre.ca is selling this costume for $28.04 on sale. The site was so slow I could not get it to tell me how much shipping charges ranged without fully checking out, but shipping prices will vary depending on your location. At Newegg.ca, this costume is selling for $42.54 plus shipping costs.

This is a great surprise for your favourite Minion loving kid. Order now while they still have your kid’s size!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 29

Cartoon Cat Wallet Only $4.97 & Free Canadian Shipping @ Born Pretty (US)

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Cartoon Cat Wallet Only $4.97 & Free Canadian Shipping @ Born Pretty (US)

If you are looking for the perfect birthday party favour, or just want a funny wallet to make you smile, then check out this Cartoon Cat Wallet over on Born Pretty for only $4.97 USD. This wallet also ships completely free worldwide.

These cartoon cat wallets are adorable. The cats remind me so much of the cat on the Talking Tom app except for the grumpy face. That one looks more like the infamous Grumpy Cat. Right now, you can score these wallets at a cool price that is perfect for a funny gift or if you just have a sense of humour. You could also pick these funny wallets up for birthday party favours, and the price even goes down if you buy multiples! I can see a group of kids really enjoying finding this funny cat faced wallet in their goody bags.

This wallet is available in four different cartoon cat designs. Choose between three smiling faces and one adorable grumpy cat face.  I like that the site will allow you to pick which design you want. I find that with inexpensive items, you get whatever design the retailer happens to grab to fulfil your order. I have my eye on that grumpy face!

Price Comparison

I found these exact kitty wallets available on a website called jollychic.com. This website also ships to Canada from the states and is charging $2.45 for the wallet, but tacks on $8.62 in shipping fees. That brings the total of this wallet to $11.07 CAD. I found a cute hinged wallet with a printed cat at Ardene for $9.50 and shipping will cost an extra $7. That brings the total to $16.50 CAD for this wallet. Zazzle.ca has many options for fun cat wallets but the lowest price is $16.95 CAD.

Shipping and Duties

These wallets ship completely free worldwide, which is awesome news for us. The prices are all in USD so it will cost slightly more in Canadian dollars. If you are just picking up one of these wallets, you will not have to worry about duty fees shipping from the states as the price is under $20. If you are picking up a handful of these wallets and your order is over $20 you may experience some duties at the door. I suggest buying these in multiple orders if you want several so you do not have to worry about duties as the shipping is free anyways. The small difference you would save ordering in bulk would not outweigh potential duty costs at the door if your order is over $20 though the rate can change daily.

Grab your favourite cat now, Bargainmoosers. You will smile every time you look in your bag and see that adorable kitty face. This is also the perfect little gag gift to hide away.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 29

Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair Was $70 | Now $35 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair Was $70 | Now $35 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Do you need a basic high chair that can fold away into the corner? Check out the Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair. This compact chair was $69.99 but is now only $34.99. This chair also qualifies for free shipping from Best Buy Canada, which is good news since this deal is only available online.

If you also are struggling with what chair works for your family, you should check out this Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair. This chair is stand-alone with a padded seat. The chair itself is grey with a blue and white chevron seat that has a modern but neutral look. Also included is a three-point harness system to keep your kid secure and also adjusts for three different eating positions. I never thought that was important until we started trying to shimmy my daughter closer to the table in her chair. Then suddenly I was thankful for those adjustments. You also have a moulded spot into the tray that perfectly fits a cup, sippy cup or snack cup. That is also a great place to contain a few fishy crackers.

I found a Cosco folding high chair in a different colour at Giant Tiger for $59.99. At Walmart Canada, the cheapest folding highchair I could find is an Evenflow that costs $59.97. At Toys R Us Canada, the cheapest folding highchair I could find is $84.99. If you are considering the boosters that strap to a chair, most of them run around $50 also. I know I considered both, but this chair is the better deal.

This chair is also a great option if you need an inexpensive chair to leave at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. It should easily fold into the closet when you are not visiting. Having a chair at your parents place makes mealtime and snack time visits so much easier when your kid is small.

After we had my daughter, we went through several different variations of high chairs. We started with a small wooden one that attached to a chair but quickly found she grew too big for it when we attached the tray. We then picked up a monster freestanding chair that gave her plenty of room, but we were tripping over it. We picked up that chair used, and I had no idea just how disgusting it was going to be to try to clean someone else’s high chair. No matter how clean your friend is, it is going to be a gross job to fully clean a used high chair.  I personally vowed never to go through that process again. In the end, we bought a chair that was freestanding, but that could fold up in the corner when we needed a little more room.

(Expiry: July 2nd 2015)

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June 29

(65% off) Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat now only $84.31 & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca!

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM

(65% off) Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat now only $84.31 & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca!

Over the weekend, we set up some absolutely fantastic Shop.ca exclusive coupon codes for Bargainmoose, with discount amounts ranging from $40 to $150, depending on how much you are spending. I had a browse round the site to see what I could see, and there are plenty of deals to be had. One item in particular is standing out to me because I was on the lookout for a deal on something similar – it’s the Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat which is currently priced at $124.31 on Shop.ca, which is a 48% discount. But when you use our coupon code MOOSE40OFF100JULY to get an extra $40 off $100, the car seat drops to only $84.31, which is a 65% discount on the original price!

Remember, everything from Shop.ca comes with free shipping too! So you’re looking at less than ninety bucks for a top brand name, safe, car seat for your little one. Though this Snugli car seat comes in different patterns, the deal on this one is for the pin stripe model. It’s pretty gender-neutral in my opinion – you could use this for either a boy or a girl.

What I like about this seat is that it will last you for a long time, as it can be used as a harnessed booster seat as shown in the image above. But you can also remove the harnesses and use it in conjunction with your car seat belt, for when the child is a little older and bigger. The weight range for safe use of this car seat is 40 to 110 lbs, so you can see that the car seat will be useful for quite a while. My little 2 year old daughter is in a very similar seat at the moment, using the harness portion. When she’s heavy enough, I can remove those harnesses and use the seat belt instead, as I did with my older daughter.

Upgrade to Camo!

If you are so inclined, you can opt for the camo pattern in the same Snugli car seat here. It’s slightly more expensive, coming in at a final price of only $97.40 with free shipping, by using the coupon code above. For the sake of the extra $13, you might prefer that pattern.

(Expires: unknown)

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June 28

Pre-Canada Day Coupon Round Up!

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Pre Canada Day Coupon Round Up!

Canada Day is just around the corner, and already retailers have started launching their coupon codes and promotions to celebrate our wonderful country. There are so many Pre-Canada Day offers to post that I thought I would do a round-up and summary of the coupon codes available for you.

Army & Navy CanadaTake 15% off using the coupon code OHCANADA during their Canada Day sale.

Cafe Britt CanadaUse coupon code CANADADAY to take $20 off $100 or more, plus you will get a $10 flat rate shipping.

eCigMod CanadaGet 20% off the entire store during their Canada Day Sale with coupon code CANADA1.

Flowers CanadaCoupon code CANADA2015 will take 15% off your purchase during this Canada Day promotion.

Fresh Faced CanadaThere are three different discount codes for Canada Day at Fresh Faced. Take $10 off $100 with CANADA10, take $30 off $200 with CANADA30 or take $60 off $300 with CANADA60.

Healthsnap CanadaUse coupon code CANADA1867 at HealthSnap.ca to take 18.67% off your purchase.

HP CanadaSave $150 on a minimum storewide purchase of $999+ with coupon code CANADA150 or save $65 when you spend $499 or more with coupon code CANADA65 or save $15 when you spend $149 or more with coupon code CANADA15.

Knixwear CanadaUse the Canada Day promo code CANADA to take 25% off everything through Canada Day.

Lightingbox CanadaUse the Canada Day coupon code 123CANADA to take 20% off your purchase.

Penningtons CanadaUse this Canada Day coupon code to take 30% off your purchase – CANADA30 OR use CANADA40 to take 40% off everything.

Phone Gala CanadaEnter the Canada Day coupon code 123CANADA at the check out to take 20% off for Canada Day.

Photobox CanadaTake 40% off orders over $40 with coupon code CASAVE40.

Photo Gear CanadaUse Canada Day coupon code 123CANADA to take 20% off your purchase.

Prime Cables CanadaTake 20% off your purchase when you apply the code 123CANADA at the check out process.

Printer’s Studio CanadaUse the coupon code CANADA to take $10 off all orders over $50 for Canada Day.

ShoeMe CanadaTake an extra 40% off sale items with coupon code OCANADA.

123InkCartridges CanadaEnter the code 123CANADA at the check out to take 20% off.

1800 Flowers CanadaUse coupon code 15CADAY to take 15% off for Canada Day.

Expiry dates will vary, so click into the coupon page to get more details on expiry dates and such. I am sure more Canada Day coupon codes will launch on July 1st, so perhaps another round up will be in order then, but for now enjoy these discount opportunities. Don’t forget to check out Kristy’s 8 Last Minute DIY Treats for Canada Day too.

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June 28

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

I love making holidays feel special for my family. With summer finally in full gear, I am more than ready to kick up my feet, enjoy the sunshine and deck myself out in red to celebrate. I rock a red shirt at the fireworks, just saying. The problem is while I am a crafty person, I have no patience for spending tons of time or money making the holiday perfect in summer. I want to be at the pool or beach, not decorating a dozen adorable cupcakes to look like beavers the night before my BBQ. If I head into the stores, I will pay premium prices for that same fun adorable treat because it is a holiday.

Save time and money by creating these quick DIY treats. The treats I found below are perfect for the holiday whether you plan to BBQ, go to a parade or just hang out poolside. Some of these treats are food, others are just fun. All of these treats will give your Canada Day a little effortless fun without dropping much cash.

Canada Day Marshmallow Pops

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Jell-O and marshmallows are not something I normally think to combine. Over at Noshing With The Nolands, they have created some tasty red and white marshmallow pops. These pops come together in no time for a fun and easy treat. These are perfect for your BBQ, to take to a party, or just to nosh for a special treat.

Canada Flag T-Shirt

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Looking through your closet, you may discover you do not own a patriotic shirt to wear for Canada Day. Make these adorable Canada Flag Shirts for the whole family. Check out this post from Becoming Martha for all the details. Normally I am not one to tackle a t-shirt painting craft, but this one looks like it can be made quickly without looking wonky or buying many supplies.

Timbit Cupcakes

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Are you looking for a truly Canadian Treat that is original? Check out the Timbit Cupcakes over at C&C Cakery. Shh, there is a secret surprise in this treat. Hiding inside the cupcake is half a chocolate Timbit. You can save yourself time by picking up store-bought frosting (and even boxed cake mix) if baking is not your thing. Set these up at the BBQ and watch as they disappear. These will cost you much less than the themed cupcakes at the grocery store or bakery.

Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Here is a quick and easy appetizer that adds a healthy pop of red and white colour to any party. Check out these tomato and mozzarella skewers over at The Kitchn. This quick and easy appetizer is delicious. I have personally made this recipe several times and it is always a hit. These skewers are especially delicious right now while tomatoes are in season. You can also make smaller versions on toothpicks for a bite-sized version.

Canada Day Ribbon Wands

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Have you ever gone to a parade just to discover they are selling silly swag for high prices? I always seem to get roped into purchasing something. This year you can be ready with these fun Canada Day streamer wands from One Time Through. The tutorial is amongst several other Canada Day activities, so you will have to scroll down a bit. Bring these with you to the parade and be the ultimate cheering section. These wands are also lots of fun to run around the yard with. If you do not have dowel rods, raid your silverware drawer for leftover takeout chopsticks.

Maple Leaf Watermelon Pops

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

These treats may look like they are for kids, but these maple leaf shaped popsicles are flavoured with a sweet alcohol drink mix to make the ultimate adult popsicle for your party. Check out the details at Once Upon A Cutting Board. You can soak the watermelon in any sweet liquid for the perfect popsicle. Use some juice for a quicker (and cheaper) alcohol-free version.

Canada Day Party Printable

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Nothing makes a party theme come together quicker and cheaper than a free printable. Over at Catch My Party, I found a full set of free printable that includes a banner, water bottle sleeves and various adorable tags to give your BBQ a party vibe. This free printable is adorable, and no one will know you stuck them together the night before!

Canada Day Pinwheel

8 Last Minute DIY Treats For Canada Day

Over on the website Gold Canyon University, I found a free pinwheel printable complete with patriotic maple leaves. All you need is a pencil, a pin and some cardstock to make your very own free pinwheel. Skip the dollar store version and make this pinwheel from items that are probably already around your house.

Bargainmoosers, what are you making for your Canada Day celebration?

(Image Credit: Andreas Ivarsson, oshokim)

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June 28

DIY: Homemade Face Wipes

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

DIY: Homemade Face Wipes

Bargainmoosers, I spotted another quick and easy idea that I just had to share. How many of you out there love using disposable face wipes to remove makeup and oil? I love them! They are quick, convenient and I have yet to find one that irritates my skin. I am fussy about what I use to wash my face. Though I am always open to new products, I have had many products go awry and leave me with clogged pores.

The problem with these miracle wipes is they are not exactly budget friendly. Most packs on Well.ca are $6 to $12 per pack and only contain 25 to 30 wipes. If you wash your face twice a day, that is two packs a month you will need to purchase.

Cut your costs by trying these homemade reusable face wipes (idea by Frugality Gal). For this project, you will need:

  • Two tablespoons of your favourite foaming facial wash
  • Three cups of warm distilled water
  • Two containers with lids
  • Minimum of seven washcloths
  • Large bowl and whisk from your kitchen

Warm the water until it is just warm to the touch, I recommend using the microwave over a kettle to avoid scalding. Pour half of your water and your facial wash into your bowl. Whisk together the soap and water so they become bubbly, then add your washcloths. (I would suggest using clean hands for this part!) After the wipes are saturated, squeeze out the excess liquid then stack them in one of your containers with a lid. The second container will be for face wipes that you have used and need to be washed.

Seven wipes should get you through half a week. You could make a double batch last a full week if you use them twice daily. Use these wipes for a quick wipe to remove all of your makeup and clean your face. Then run some water over the wipe to rinse any excess soap off your face.

This blogger suggests that she has no issues with mold. She mentioned that she keeps the lid open for air circulation purposes. It is also important that your water is distilled to avoid bacteria contaminating your wipes. I also highly recommend adding a few drops of tea tree oil into the mix. Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that kills bacteria, is found at many health stores and is often used in beauty products. It can be strong in concentrated form, so add sparingly. I recommend starting with a small amount such as three to five drops into your solution and adjusting until you have a balanced amount for your skin. After you have used your wipes, simply throw them in the wash and then make the solution again for the next week. Not only is this solution much cheaper than the commercial wipes, it is more eco-friendly also.

Bargainmoosers, would you try these face wipes in your beauty routine?

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June 28

Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Quesarito Combo Meal For 2 – Just $9.99

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Quesarito Combo Meal For 2   Just $9.99

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Then here’s an awesome printable coupon for Taco Bell: print it out to get a Quesarito meal for 2 for just $9.99.

I have to say that I’m actually really surprised that with this printable coupon, you will get two combos for $9.99. I had to read the fine print a couple of times to make sure that I wasn’t reading what I wanted to read but yes indeed, you will get:

  • 2 beef Quesaritos
  • 2 regular fries
  • 2 regular drinks

A meal for 2 for essentially $10 is pretty awesome nowadays. I hardly ever get junk food for this reason but without any printable coupons, you can definitely expect to pay double that price for most meals, if not more!

Trying to find out what’s inside this quesarito proved slightly challenging. Judging by the picture above, I would have guessed that it’s filled with beer, cheese and fries but poking around online, I found a description at TacoBell.com that it’s filled with rice rather than the fries that I seem to see. The Canadian version of Taco Bell’s site hasn’t been updated yet with the new addition, but all it says in reference to it is: “a cheesy quesedilla, wrapped around a beefy burrito” with no mention of any fries or rice.

In any case, this is a minor detail that you can find out in-stores and anyways, do you really need anything other than beef and cheese? Taco Bell Printable Coupon: Quesarito Combo Meal For 2   Just $9.99

I’m particularly intrigued by the fact that it’s a beef burrito wrapped in a cheesy quesadilla. That sounds beyond delicious and I definitely can’t wait to give it a try!

As always, you can find this Taco Bell printable coupon on the Bargainmose forum. In case you didn’t know, you can also subscribe to get the latest coupons straight into your inbox.

(Expiry: 6th July 2015)

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