May 26

How To Get Rid Of Ants Cheaply

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How To Get Rid Of Ants Cheaply

While I love spring, I wish when all the bugs that started moving again they would stay out. Our dining room table is very close to the back door. With a preschooler who frequently drops food, the ants have found a nice buffet of macaroni and cheese, apples, peanut butter, and whatever else she happened to drop on the floor.

The average exterminator is going to cost you anywhere between $150 and $1000 per treatment, according to CostOwl. Carpenter Ant infestations tend to be more expensive, which is why that range is so high. This article is no substitute if you have an infestation in your walls. At that point, you probably need to call an exterminator to take care of the problem. If you are battling the spring ant invasion, there are tricks you can do to win the battle without paying hefty exterminator costs.

Clean It Up

Ants are invading our home because they are looking for food.  Specifically ants like sweet food and need water sources. Deter them from coming to your house in the first place by cleaning preventatively. Many of us aim to have a clean home, but the reality is sometimes life gets messy. Now is the time to be more vigilant about your cleaning to keep those ants away. Here is a short list of things you can clean to deter ants.

  • Get a trashcan with a lid and is taken out regularly.
  • Wipe down the outside of the trashcan, and any surfaces nearby that may get accidentally splattered.
  • Clean or rinse dishes right away. Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Clean out any food trapped in the bottom of your sink.
  • Vacuum up all crumbs, especially near the kitchen, dining room and anywhere else you eat frequently.
  • Vacuum your couches if you eat in that area.
  • Clean the tops of your stove and any other appliances
  • Keep kitchen counters free of standing water.
  • Wrap up any loose foods or open packages. Make sure containers such as peanut butter, honey and jams are clean on the outside of the jars.

Sure, cleaning stinks. In my opinion, battling an ant invasion is worse. They call it spring cleaning for a reason! Now is the time to be vigilant.

Make Your House Taste Sour And Smell Strongly

How To Get Rid Of Ants Cheaply

Ants are hard wired to find sweet things to eat. Sour tasting things are very repellent to ants. Therefore, if you make your house taste sour, the ants are going to head the other way. I tried this little trick just last week with a bottle of vinegar. I was getting so frustrated at the trail of ants parading to my kitchen, that I dumped a quarter bottle of vinegar all over my floors. Yes, my house did indeed smell like a pickle for a few days. The good news is since wiping down the floor with straight vinegar, I have only seen a few stray scavenger ants.

I also keep a bottle of vinegar, dish soap and water ready to go. When I see an ant, I spray them with the mixture. I also make sure to wipe behind where the ant was crawling. Ants leave a trail behind them for other ants to follow to find a food source. If you wipe away the trail, the ants search elsewhere. Rinsing down surfaces with the mixture when you are cleaning also helps. For more details about how vinegar confuses and deters ants, check out this blog post over at Stir-fried Science from the Science Centre of Singapore.

You can also choose to try other remedies if you can not stand the vinegar. Ants do not like strong smells, as they interfere with their scent trail communication. Try wiping down your house with a mixture of water and lemon juice, mint oil or tea tree oil. These extracts also make everything taste sour to ants. You can also add some drops of essential oil to your mixture to help your new cleaner smell better. I would stay away from sweet smelling scents, but lemon, orange or other citrus essential oils will help cover up the smell of these homemade cleaners.

Fight Back With Borax

How To Get Rid Of Ants Cheaply

If wiping down the scent trails and messing with the ant’s sense of smell is not working, the next step I would try would be to try borax.  Practically Functional has a great post that fully details how to fight ants in your home, in your garden and outside using borax and some sugar. You can find borax in the laundry section, but it is generally cheaper if you buy it in the store. has borax, but not in stock online. According to the post, by mixing the two, you can create baits for the ants. Place this sweet and sticky mixture in places where the ants will find it easily without being intrusive. The scavenger ants then take the mixture back to the nest.

If you are not familiar with borax, it is a cleaning agent. Borax is toxic, so you will want to keep it out of reach of small children and pets. By the same premise, bleach is also toxic if ingested. I find this method is much less toxic than over the counter chemicals, and at around $5 per box should be more cost effective.

If these methods fail, then it is time to reconsider your strategy and consult the pest spray aisle or an exterminator. For most ant invasions, these cheaper combinations listed above should work and save you some cash.

Bargainmoosers, how have you gotten rid of ants without a pricey exterminator bill?

(Image Credits: Mika Hiironniemi, Chiot’s Run, Ben Sutherland)

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May 26

Simple Sleep Memory Foam Pillow 2 Pack (Standard or Contoured) Was $100 | Now $35 + Free Shipping @

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Simple Sleep Memory Foam Pillow 2 Pack (Standard or Contoured) Was $100 | Now $35 + Free Shipping @

You deserve a good night sleep. Perhaps the Simple Sleep Memory Foam Pillows from Best Buy Canada will help. These pillows come in a two pack and are on sale from $100 down to just $34.99. Choose between contoured or standard, whichever helps you sleep at night. You will even get free shipping.

I have tried to sleep with curved pillows before, and I didn’t like it. So personally, I would snag the Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillows for $34.99. These pillows have a greater discount than the Simple Sleep Memory Foam Contoured Pillows anyway. While the standard pillows were originally priced at $100, the contoured pillows were priced at $80 before these discounts. The pillows even have a washable cover. This will come in handy if your husband drools at night and causes that yucky yellow tinge to appear on your pillows. Even though he denies it. We know the truth, don’t we ladies?

As for the Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillows, they are designed to cradle your head so you can rest easily and comfortably. They are filled with premium memory foam and will adapt to the natural curve of your spine and neck so that you get the support you need while sleeping. Getting a restful sleep is so important.

The Simple Sleep Memory Foam Contoured Pillows have many of the same qualities, but also a few differences. The design of these contoured pillows is supposed to ease pressure on your body while you sleep. They are shaped to support your head and neck without any effort. They have low-profile memory foam and offer a medium to firm support level. However, I found these pillows wanted me to sleep in one position only. Any other way I tossed and turned was uncomfortable, and I move a lot. If you prefer to switch up your sleeping positions frequently, I suggest the standard pillows as opposed to these contoured pillows… but everyone is different of course.

The Best Buy Canada website has a few sparse reviews on these pillows, but you can check out even more reviews at Amazon Canada. As Kristy mentioned in her previous post about these pillows, they tend to have a chemical odour to them when they come out of the package. I suggest giving them a quick wash with your favourite scented detergent, and voila. At you would be looking at spending the same amount on just one pillow! So really, this is sort of like a 2-for-1 deal in that sense. These savings are only available online but since your purchase will be over $25, you will get free shipping too.

(Expiry: 11th June 2015)

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May 26

Clearly Contacts: $20 off $100 with Paypal & Stacks with Coupons (E.g. Extra 20% off)

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Clearly Contacts: $20 off $100 with Paypal & Stacks with Coupons (E.g. Extra 20% off)

If anyone needs some new contact lenses or prescription sunglasses, now is a fantastic time to shop online through Clearly Contacts Canada. There are two promotions happening which can be used on top of one another, to combine for some great deals on their already well-priced merchandise. First up, you can get $20 off $100 when you checkout with Paypal. Secondly, you can stack this with some of the various Clearly Contacts coupon codes out there, such as coupons for an extra 20% discount.

Some examples of the extra coupon codes:

  • Coupon Code: LIFE
  • Discount: 20% off glasses
  • Expires: Unknown
  • Coupon Code: SAVE40
  • Discount: $40 off $99 for new customers
  • Expires: Unknown

So as well as the $20 off $100 for using Paypal to checkout, you could stick on another coupon code for a double discount. This can make for some great offers. I usually buy my daily disposable contact lenses online, and I would buy 6 months to a year’s worth, depending on how good a deal I can get. This type of deal can really bring the cost per lens down by a substantial amount.

I am pasting the full terms and conditions of the Paypal promotion in here, as they’re not on any special landing page on the Clearly Contacts site:

Valid for a minimum purchase value of $100 which must be met by the total price of shopping cart (before shipping). One discount per customer. Can be used with other available promotions. Offer valid from 05/25/2015 – 06/08/2015. Offer subject to change without notice. reserves the right to cancel orders that appear to be in violation of this promotion.

As you can see above, they state that the Paypal offer can be combined with the Clearly Contacts offers. However, as you go through checkout, there won’t be any mention of the Paypal offer. Just make sure that you checkout with Paypal, meet all the above terms and conditions, and you will see the $20 Paypal discount appear on your order confirmation.

(Expires 8th June 2015)

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May 26

70% Off! Teva Original Men’s Sandal Was $50 | Now $15 + $5 Shipping @ Little Burgundy

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

70% Off! Teva Original Men’s Sandal Was $50 | Now $15 + $5 Shipping @ Little Burgundy

Little Burgundy is heavily discounting the Men’s Teva Original Sandal today and you can grab it for one heck of a steal. These durable sandals were $50, but you can grab them now for only $14.98.

I have mentioned my love affair with Teva sandals before on this blog. Perhaps before they did not have your size or you just were not ready for summertime. Never fear, you have another chance to try out a great pair of Teva sandals and this time the deal is for the guys. When it comes to fashion, my husband is beyond frugal to stingy at times, and I even have him hooked on Teva’s sandals.

Over at Little Burgundy, it looks like they are clearing out the men’s version of the original sandals. Teva has remade this style of sandals many times in many different colours and patterns. Today you are in luck because the ones I found on sale are in black or grey and will match almost everything. There are still many sizes available, here is the breakdown.

  • Grey: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Black: 8, 10, 12

These shoes have a synthetic lining and a breathable sole. One of the best things I find about these shoes is they rarely get smelly, but the few times they have a quick trip through the washing machine solves it. You will find both the ankle straps and the strap across the toes is fully adjustable for full comfort.

I looked at some of the other retailers who carry Teva sandals, and the price is standard across the market. Check it out below.

I was surprised that none of these sites had any reviews on these Teva sandals. I suspect Teva releases a new line of this classic style sandal every year so that may account for the lack of reviews. I had to go to to get a solid review, and then I found 49 happy reviews. Here is a sample of those reviews:

Used every day, pants or shorts, socks or not, rain and shine.

Good for river crossings and very comfortable.

Best purchase of my life

Shipping at Little Burgundy is only free if you spend $75. The good news is shipping is very reasonable at Little Burgundy and is only going to set you back $5 for shipping. Grab yourself a pair in each colour. You are going to love these sandals.

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May 26

(67% Off!) Just $10 For PKG Stuff Universal Laptop Carry Cases @ NCIX Canada & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM

(67% Off!) Just $10 For PKG Stuff Universal Laptop Carry Cases @ NCIX Canada & Free ShippingQuick! Head on over to NCIX because for a limited time, you can grab a PKG Stuff universal laptop carry case for just $9.99. There are plenty to choose from, whether for a 10″, 11″, 13″, 14″, 15″ or 16″ laptop and they were originally priced up to $29.99. Shipping is also absolutely free.

Just $10 for a laptop sleeve is actually a very awesome deal. I had a look around for laptop sleeves at Best Buy and the cheapest one I found happens to be the PKG Stuff 13″ laptop sleeve in a green/black colour, which is on sale for $18.99 (reg. $19.99) — not the biggest discount, but hey, it’s a discount nonetheless! It does, however, go to prove the awesomeness of NCIX’s deal, especially when you factor in the fact that it will be shipped absolutely free.

Depending on the size of your laptop, you could also potentially get it in different colours. For a 15″/16″ laptop for instance, you could get a PKG Stuff case in: tweed grey, wooly dark heather, quilted black, or wooly light heather.

I don’t have a case for my laptop and I have to say that after writing about this deal, I’m on the verge of getting one for myself because on top of having a sleek appearance, the PKG Stuff cases also includes a large pocket that is zippered and which you can use to store smaller items like a tablet, pens, keys or perhaps even your phone if you’re carrying your laptop over to say, the nearest coffee shop to get some work done. In fact, there’s even a hidden handle for carrying purpose and you could get the PKG universal straps on sale for just $2.99 right now instead of their  usual price of $9.99. At Staples, a black version of these straps are actually $12.49.

The expiry date on this deal is ever so slightly confusing though because although it says: “save $20 off our regular price of $29.99 if you buy today”, next to it, it also says “special price ends soon”. So if you’re interested in getting a $10 laptop sleeve, then don’t wait around as you might miss this deal.

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May 26

Hudson’s Bay Canada: 60% Off Anne Klein Bar It All Satchel – Was $120 | Now $48

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Hudsons Bay Canada: 60% Off Anne Klein Bar It All Satchel   Was $120 | Now $48

A woman can never have too many handbags, so if you’re looking for a new one to add to your collection, Hudson’s Bay has currently dropped the price on plenty of designer handbags, such as this Anne Klein Bar It All satchel, which has been slashed in price by 60% and can be had for just $48 instead of its original retail price of $120.

Anne Klein handbags are designed with a timeless look in mind and this satchel is definitely no exception. It looks like it could easily be worn to just about any occasion and even during the day or night.

You can choose between these four colours: black, mauve, navy or raisin. I have been particularly obsessed with all things pink lately (I even bought light pink jeans from Gap Canada recently) and so, I would totally go for the mauve one, which as you can see on the picture above, does appear to have more of a pink hue to it.

In terms of material, it’s made from a faux leather and features the following dimensions: 12″W x 8″H x 5″D.

According to the description on Hudson’s Bay’s site, this satchel is convertible and usually what that means is that it comes with an additional strap that you can use to wear the purse as either at waist length or closer to your chest. This additional strap isn’t visible on the picture though, so I may be wrong!

In fact, it’s not currently available for purchase, but at Macy’s, this same satchel is actually on sale for $80.34 (reg. $115.35), which is nearly double the Hudson’s Bay’s price.

Originally, I was going to blog about the Coach Bleecker large preston satchel, which was priced at $440 and is now down to $264. Even the sale price is a little high for what I would normally pay for a handbag but the fact that it’s a Coach bag and that it’s 40% off essentially is a very tempting deal to take advantage of. This purse features a striped coated canvas with a leather trip, multiple pockets on the inside, a zip-top closure and handles with a 7.5″ drop. Personally, I love this purse’s design as it looks absolutely perfect for summer.

Make sure to click the link above to check out all of the rest of the handbags on sale right now as there are more than 400 designer ones to choose from! Shipping is free on orders over $99.

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May 26 Exclusive $11 Off $40 For New Customers + FS on $29

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM Exclusive $11 Off $40 For New Customers + FS on $29

Looking to make your first purchase? New customers can use our exclusive coupon code to take an additional $11 off $40. Shop the sales of the week to combine this new customer discount with their existing sales to reap the best benefits. You will get free shipping when you spend $29 too.

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon code: BMOOSEMAY2013
  • Discount: $11 off $40
  • Expiry: 16th June 2015

Household items, healthy foods, and hygiene items can all be found at If you keep a close eye on their weekly sale section, sometimes you can find up to 40% off the items you need. Right now has select items on sale for up to 40% off their regular price, but they have also given us an exclusive coupon code to save $11 off $40 when you apply the code at the check out process. Yes, I even tested this code on the sale items to make sure you can get the best discount possible. This coupon code is valid for another two weeks so if you can’t find anything you would like on sale this week, check back next week. Just be careful of possible inflated prices at

I am running low on laundry detergent, so I took a look at the Tide Laundry Detergent that is on sale for up to 40% off. The 1.09L bottles are on sale from $9.99 down to $5.99 and can wash about 24 loads of laundry. While the original price is higher than the prices at, the sale price is lower. The price gets even better when you apply your discount of $11 off $40. If I ordered 7 of these Tide Laundry Detergent 1.09L from I would be paying $57.40 after taxes. That same order from will only cost me $34.95 including taxes when you combine the discount with the coupon code.

The only down side to this coupon code is that it cannot be applied if you are paying with Interac or PayPal. You must use your credit card to be able to get the exclusive discount of $11 off when you spend $40 or more. That was sad news for me, I prefer using PayPal when it comes to online shopping. offers free shipping when you spend $29 or more. That means you will automatically receive free shipping on your purchase if you are using this coupon code, since your total will be $29 once you get $11 off $40.

Here are some of the other weekly sales at that you can combine this exclusive coupon code with:

  • Save 30% on Cascade
  • Save 20% on Green Works
  • Save 25% on Durex and K-Y
  • Save 20% on Burt’s Bees Body Wash, Hair Care & Scrubs
  • Save 20% on Munchkin Arm & Hammer
  • Save 20% on Kotex & Dove
  • and more discounts too!

You can get all of the coupon codes and promotions in our Bargainmoose forum. Exclusive $11 Off $40 For New Customers + FS on $29

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May 26

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 1:30 PM

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

If you or anyone in your family plays Xbox, then it’s pretty likely that you also have an Xbox Live subscription. Xbox Live subscriptions are needed to make use of the online services, not to mention give you access to special deals for Xbox subscribers, such as free games and more. You can buy the subscription from month to month, but it works out the best value when you buy a 12 month subscription. And over at CD Keys, the incredibly popular place to buy such subscriptions, you can get the 12 month Xbox Live subscription for only ~CA38 just now.

The above CD key will get you 12 months subscription to the services for use on Xbox One or on the older Xbox 360.

Extra 5% Coupon

When you click the above link, you will see a price of $32.99US (down from $60.28). To get an extra 5% discount on that price, go to the CD Keys Facebook page here, LIKE them, enter an email address and you’ll get a unique coupon code. Beware – the coupon code only lasts for 8 minutes, so you need to order right away.

Discounted Cart

Here’s what my cart shows with the discount amount:

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

This US$31.34 converts to around $38 in Canadian dollars. Great deal!

Digital CD Key

When you buy your item from the CD Keys website above, they instantaneously give you a CD Key with which to activate your 12 month subscription. You can type it in to the field on your Xbox, and it will show you your 12 months.

Price Comparison

If you’re purchasing a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription from any of the main retailers in Canada, you’re liable to pay a lot more. For example, it’s $60 from Xbox themselves, $49 from, $60 @ Microsoft, $60 @ Best Buy, $60 @ Amazon. As you can see, the deal from CD Keys is really excellent.

And for those of you who haven’t heard of CD Keys, they’re one of the most famous sites for buying this type of thing, and have a very good reputation. From what I hear, they buy digital keys like this in the cheaper markets, and then sell them worldwide, enabling them to do such good deal prices.

(Expires: Unknown)

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May 26

Lululemon Canada: Sculp Short Was $54 | Now $29 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Lululemon Canada: Sculp Short Was $54 | Now $29 & Free Shipping

When I think nice weather, I think of getting in shape. When I think of getting in shape, I think about new fitness clothing. Lululemon is who many people think about when they think of clothing for fitness and I found a great deal on their site today. Get the sculpt short for only $29, with a regular price of $54, and as always, free shipping.

These shorts are pretty cute and they are called sculpt shorts, and I can really see why. While I know that model probably already has a really nice rear end, I imagine these shorts will do for my rear end what my other Lululemon bottom pieces do. I like that these shorts are a little longer too, as I don’t find the shorter shorts as flattering for my age group any longer. They aren’t super long like the old bike shorts I used to wear in the ’80s, but they just aren’t riding up in the middle as some super short shorts do.

There are two colours available – electric coral – which has sizes 4 and 6 available and Alberta lake, which also has sizes 4 and 6.

It also has a medium rise waistband, which should suck in the tummy as well, just like their yoga pants. They are also sweat wicking and have seamless construction to reduce chafing.

There are a few reviews with varying star ratings, giving it a 3.5 star rating.

Very versatile shorts that would function just as well for a run as they would for a ride. I have cycled 10+ miles / 16+ km in these without any issues. Super comfy.

The reviews are quite interesting because some say they ride up and some say they don’t. Some say they are comfortable, some say not. Some say flattering, some say definitely not flattering. You might just have to try for yourself!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 26

Amazon Canada: Gaiam Balance Ball Chair Was $140 | Now $67 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Amazon Canada: Gaiam Balance Ball Chair Was $140 | Now $67 & Free Shipping

If you are reading this, you could be sitting in a chair like I am while writing this. Your back could be aching like mine as well. I have been considering one of these Gaiam balance ball chairs for a year now and I think now might be the time to take the plunge. Regularly $140, they are on sale at Amazon right now for as low as $67.02, depending on which chair you choose. With your order being over $25, it will ship free too.

These chairs are said to help strengthen your back, align your spine, relieve pain and more. This sounds good to me.

There are a few colours on sale and the black this time happens to be the cheapest. I find that interesting as usually the more lesser-wanted colours like purple usually go on sale for items like these.

The black was $140 and is now $67.02. I do see that the other chairs all come with DVDs, which could be why there is a price difference. The other colours are selling with a regular price of $139.99 and are now $71.53 for the blue and $84.99 for the purple and green.

All chairs also have castors on them so you can roll around your office as you would normally in your office chair. The ball is also removable so you can do exercises with them too. Just don’t let the kids get a hold of it, as you know it will be flying across your dining room table.

Just to show you how good of a deal this is, I price compared at so many other Canadian stores that sell these chairs:

I’m going to think that this chair will sell out as while I was writing, I saw the stock go down, so don’t wait!

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May 26

Save 68%! Girls Swim Cover-Up Was $30 | Now $10 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Save 68%! Girls Swim Cover Up Was $30 | Now $10 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place

Pick up a stylish swim cover-up today at the Children’s Place for your little girl. This cute cover-up was $29.95 and is on sale for $11.69. Add the coupon code SHOP3 and the price drops to only $9.86. Best of all, there is free shipping  today only.

The Children’s Place is having another of their fantastic deal days, so I started browsing the clearance section to see what I could find. My little girl can be a fashionista, so I know I need to help her pick a stylish swim cover-up for this summer. I like this cute version at the Children’s Place in a soft and breezy cotton. This cover-up is available in purple with a cute detail near the neckline or white with a full flower print down the front. It has an elasticized waist and spaghetti straps at the top for a quick and easy change at the pool. All sizes between extra small (size four) and extra-large (size fourteen) are currently available. That white cover-up should easily match any swimsuit, and the purple colour would be cute with many different swimsuit options.

I noticed there are two reviews for this cover-up. Both seem very happy with the purchase. Here is the more detailed review.

My daughter is 6yrs. I bought med 7/8 in both colors, fits good with room to grow and allows for shrinkage. A little big out of the package but does shrink to a better fit in this size, but not bad. Minimal progressive shrinking in cold/cold, if any. (Purple) slight color fading, puff graphics are very bright and still holding up. Fabric is light and thin, but does its job quite nicely.

It sounds like this lady has thought a lot about this cover-up and it is meeting her expectations. I would probably purchase this a size up from what my daughter is currently wearing.

If you are looking for other items to throw in your cart, the Belted Mesh Dress for girls is very cute. This dress was $44.95 and is on sale for $17.95. With the coupon code, you can snag a cute dress for only $14.96. This dress is available in all sizes for girls between size 4 and size 14. If you like to dress sisters or best friends in the same outfit, this dress would be a great option for some sweet photos.

Free shipping is only good for today. If you see something you like, buy it now! The best items never stick around long in the clearance rack at The Children’s Place.

(Expiry: 26th May 2015)

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May 26

Le Chateau Canada: Floral Print Knit Halter Dress Was $100 | Now $34 (FS @ $100)

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 7:42 AM

Le Chateau Canada: Floral Print Knit Halter Dress Was $100 | Now $34 (FS @ $100)

With this gorgeous spring weather we are having in Ontario, it puts me in the mood for shopping for short dresses and other pretty, frilly things. I found this floral print knit halter dress at Le Chateau this morning and I am in love. Regularly $99.95, it is on sale for $39.99. I added our exclusive coupon code BARGAINMOOSE15 that is good today only on anything on site and my total came down to $33.99. The only sad part is that to get free shipping (or else pay $7.95), I’ll have to fill my cart to $100. But, maybe that isn’t really all that sad – more pretty, frilly things for me!

Just looking at this dress makes me think of summer fun. With a bold floral print and soft layers, this is such a feminine statement that every woman should have in her wardrobe. I could see this dress being dressed up with heels and bling, or dressed down with casual flip-flops and a towel.

What I love about this dress for me is the halter style, as so many dresses are just too low-cut at the chest for me. I also love the combination of hot pink, ivory and turquoise. Almost all sizes are available – XXS, M, L, and XL. I think that covers the majority of us.

Filling my cart to $100 was easy, as I found a ton of other sweet deals at Le Chateau. I absolutely adore this embroidered gauze skirt as it just seems like the perfect go-with-anything skirt for summer. It’s not boring either, with the fine detailing around the hem. I love the belt the model is wearing with it too! Regularly $39.95 and on sale for $29.99, it comes down to $25.49.

To wear with that skirt, I select this knit cowl neck sleeveless top. The mint colour is not like anything I have in my wardrobe. It is already a steal, regularly $29.95, on sale for $9.99 and comes down to $8.49.

Like I said, this deal is only on today, so you’ll want to take advantage while the sizes are still available.

(Expiry: 26th May 2015)

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May 26

Custom Photo T-Shirts Were $14 | Now $7 (FS @ $49) @ Kulapix

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Custom Photo T Shirts Were $14 | Now $7 (FS @ $49) @ Kulapix

Here is the perfect opportunity to make a personalized gift for someone special. Kulapix currently has a fantastic deal on custom photo t-shirts. These shirts were $14 but are now only $7. Kulapix also has 50% off sitewide with no exclusions.  You can get photos printed, make custom coffee mugs or create other fun photo gifts for half the retail price.

Custom photo t-shirts are a fun gift to tell Dad you love him. I did this for my husband a few years ago as a Father’s Day gift and he loved it. Whether you make a funny design or make it more heartfelt, it is just fun to have a personalized t-shirt made just for you. With this fantastic price, I could justify surprising someone with good news on a t-shirt such as “we’re having a baby” or “Family trip to Cuba 2015.” If anyone would like to purchase me a trip to Cuba, I will bring you a customized shirt!

This deal at Kulapix includes a standard white t-shirt with whatever personalized photo and text you include. The shirt is available in adult sizes from small through double extra large. There are quite a few templates to choose. There is also an option to upload a single image. You can get creative and make your own design from scratch using a free program such as Picmonkey.

Custom t-shirts generally are a lot more expensive than the price over at Kulapix right now. You will pay $19.99 to make a similar t-shirt at Black’s Canada and shipping is an additional $10. A custom t-shirt with a photo at will start at $27.50 and shipping is another $18. There are a lot more options for different styles of shirts, but you pay much more to have those choices.

Prints  are currently only $.08 each for size 4X6”. That is way cheaper then you will normally find including prints at Costco Canada, which start at $.17 for size 4X6″. I usually go the Costco route, but I think I will have to make an exception this time.

Make sure to throw a photo card into the mix. The cards were $2.75 but now are only $1.38 if you purchase between one and nine cards. I checked out the prices for a photo card over at Black’s Canada and a single card starts at $4.99. I made one of these cards for my mom and for my husband for Valentine’s Day, and I felt they were a great quality image.

Shipping is free if you spend a minimum of $49. If you just want to order a few smaller items, shipping costs are dependent on your location and on the item you order. I found the shipping prices to be very fair, costing only $2-$3 for paper items and from $5 to $10 for items like the coffee mug or t-shirt. This shipping cost is right on par with the competition. Order before this deal is over on June 5th, and your gifts will be to your house in plenty of time for Father’s Day.

Image Credit: David Wallace

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May 25

Chapters Indigo Canada: Roku 3 2015 Just $87.96 With Visa Checkout (Reg. $109.95) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: Roku 3 2015 Just $87.96 With Visa Checkout (Reg. $109.95) (EXPIRED)

Looking for a new and better way to watch TV? Then grab yourself the Roku 3 as right now, you can get it for just $87.96 when you use Visa Checkout at Chapters Indigo. It’s usually priced at $109.95, so it’s a 20% discount. Shipping will also be free after Chapters Indigo ships orders over $25 for free.

It’s not the first time that we blog about the Roku but if it’s the first time that you hear about it, then all you need to know is that it’s basically a device that will allow you to stream TV shows and movies.

With it, you can completely get rid of your cable TV and subscribe instead to numerous channels that the Roku offers. In fact, there are more than 1400 to choose from but just keep in mind that some of these are paid subscriptions. For all of you hockey fans, you will be happy to know that there is even an NHL Gamecenter channel with live games, replays, and much more to keep you entertained throughout the year.

There are no reviews for the Roku 3 on Chapters Indigo, but PC Mag gave it a 4/5 stars rating with the following pros, cons and bottom line:

Chapters Indigo Canada: Roku 3 2015 Just $87.96 With Visa Checkout (Reg. $109.95) (EXPIRED)

As you can see from the pros, the Roku 3 includes a remote with a headphone jack for private listening and this is an exclusive feature to this generation of the Roku. The previous versions don’t include this and also don’t include the following features, which the Roku 3 now has: voice search, a remote that you can use to point anywhere and motion control for games. The other features are nearly identical to the Roku 2 but it’s the Roku 1 that appears to be the most outdated, so if I were you, I would definitely invest in the most recent one! Chapters Indigo Canada: Roku 3 2015 Just $87.96 With Visa Checkout (Reg. $109.95) (EXPIRED) Check out, for a quick reference as to all of the features between the available versions of the Roku.

What’s cool about the Roku though is that you can watch nearly all of the latest movies and TV shows really easily. There are of course plenty more, but to give you an idea, you could watch movies like Step Brothers, Hitch, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men Days of Future Part, Taken 2 or even Hangover II! Amongst others, you can watch TV shows like Family Guy, Hell on Wheels, The Shield, How I Met Your Mother etc.

The cheapest I  have found the Roku 3 anywhere else is actually at Staples, where it’s currently on sale for $99.97 and it’s sold out! So Chapters Indigo’s deal is definitely the best but just make sure to pay using Visa Checkout to benefit from the 20% discount.

(Image Credit: PC Mag)

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May 25

FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit Was $50 | Now $25 + FS On $50 @

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 7:50 PM

FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit Was $50 | Now $25 + FS On $50 @

Are you looking to start saving more food? Start preserving your fresh items, frozen food, or pantry foods with this FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit from Walmart Canada. This kit would have normally cost you $50, but is on clearance sale for just $25. If you spend $50 or more you can have this item shipped directly to your home for free.

In my household it is just my son and myself. Often food is wasted because between the two of us, we just don’t eat it fast enough. I would love to have something like this FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit that is on sale for 50% off at right now. For just $25 you will get the Fresh Adapter and other accessories like the Heat-Seal rolls. Take a look at what is included in this FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit for just $25:

  • 6 FreshSaver Quart Zipper Bags
  • 6 FreshSaver Gallon Zipper Bags
  • 1 Fresh Adapter
  • 1 Bottle Stopper
  • 1 – 8″ x 20″ Heat-Seal roll
  • 1 – 11″ x 16″ Heat-Seal roll
  • 1 Lunch & Leftovers Container

The accessories sound great. I drink wine, but not by the bottle. The Bottle Stopper can replace the cork from your wine bottle. It also vacuum seals your wine to keep it fresh. I imagine this Bottle Stopper could work on expensive oils and such as well. The containers and zipper bags are great for deli meats, cheese and anything else really. They even prevent freezer burn which is so annoying. I hate taking a food out of my freezer to find out that it has been freezer burnt. Actually, it looks like the Heat-Seal rolls are even safe to throw in the microwave or simmer. I am impressed.

I could not find this FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit for any less than $25 at other Canadian retailers. Take a look at the prices I found during my price comparison search:

It really is sad that took away their free shipping with no minimum purchase, but if you spend $50 you can still enjoy free shipping right to your door. Perhaps a friend or relative could use one of these FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kits as well? If you purchase two, you will have hit your free shipping threshold. Otherwise you could have it sent to your closest Canada Post office for free. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area you can opt to pick up  your purchase at a Grab & Go Locker in a Walmart Canada store near you.

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