April 16

Avon Canada: 75% Off Beauty Bundle – Now Just $25 (Was $102) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Avon Canada: 75% Off Beauty Bundle   Now Just $25 (Was $102) (EXPIRED)

Avon Canada has an amazing deal on the beauty bundle right now: originally priced at $101.97, you can have it for 75% off at just $25!

This beauty bundle comes with the following must-try items:

  • Mega Effects mascara
  • Anew Clinical Absolute Even Clarifying hand cream DSX
  • Anew Genics eye treatment
  • Avon Elements refreshing cleansing wipes
  • Clearskin Professional liquid extraction strip
  • Advance Techniques 360 Nourish Moroccan argan oil leave-in treatment

The Mega Effects mascara is definitely the one that I most want to try because it’s unlike any mascara I have ever seen or tried. Instead of being in a tube, it looks like a painter’s brush and is also advertised as being ergonomic. Plus, it’s supposed to last for 24 hours without clumping.

Be sure to also check out their Mother’s Day section for loads of great gift ideas like the sterling silver braided ring with CZ accents, which you can get for 50% off, at just $44.99 instead of $89.99.

With regards to shipping, Avon differs from others stores in that your order is processed by your nearest representative. You can also choose to either pick it up yourself or have the order delivered directly to your door.

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April 16

Little Burgundy Coupon Code: 20% Easter Discount

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Little Burgundy Coupon Code: 20% Easter Discount

Shoes: can’t live without them, can’t live with too many or people think you’re crazy. Little Burgundy has a 20% off coupon code right now that works on regular price, sale, and clearance items to get you the absolute best price possible on shoes and accessories (like handbags).

Click here to shop @ Little Burgundy Canada now

  • Coupon Code: EASTER14
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 22nd April 2014

So, the coupon excludes a few brands, as per usual. It does not apply on UGG, Herschel, New Balance, Vans classics, Michael Kors, Hunter, or on Hibou jewelry. Other than that, you can positively raid the sale and clearance sections for amazing deals.

My first pick of the store is these Guya Truth or Dare by Madonna shoes that were $130 and are now $59.98. They come either black or brown but you will most likely want these babies on black. The heel on them is such a beauty: adorably tucked in to the body of the shoe. After coupon code these shoes come down to just $47.98.

For the men, I must vote for these Mustonen by Floyd (pictured above). They were were $120 and are now $59.98 as well so they also come down to $47.98 after coupon. I love the denim with the contrasting leather and the bright laces.

Get free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

For this any future Little Burgundy Shoes coupons you can always consult the forum.

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April 16

Amazon Canada: Sale on Kyjen Dog Toys

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Sale on Kyjen Dog Toys

Amazon Canada has sale on Kyjen dog toys right now with a bunch of toys over 50% off (and a bunch under too). If you are looking to stock up on toys for your pooch to play with, then check out this sale.

I was most interested in they toys that are over 50% off as my parent’s dog, Foxtrot, likes to beat her toys to smithereens. No use getting something too expensive! This Kyjen Invincible Santa 5 Squeaker was $14.99 and is now $6.72. Foxtrot loves squeaks and would drive my parents crazy with this toy. I would love to see what she would do with the Kyjen Squeaker Mat Long Body Nutcracker which was $16.99 and is now $7.70 or the Kyjen Squeaker Mat Square Nutcracker LG which was $16.99 and is now $7.75.

You can also find the Kyjen Bottle Buddies Penguin discounted from $8.49, now only $3.26. He is one of those add on items that cannot ship by itself as is the Kyjen Ball Buddy Santa that was $8.99 and is now $4.36.

Most of these toys are very cheap. If you want something a big more substantial, the the Kyjen Plush Puppies 70th Anniversary Hide-a-Squirrel, Limited Edition is on sale from $99.99 down to $49.99.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 20th April 2014)

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April 16

How To Plan a Frugal Easter Dinner

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Plan a Frugal Easter Dinner

This weekend I am having nearly 20 people over for Easter dinner.  My house is about 1900 square feet- not small, but not exactly large either.  We definitely don’t have enough seating for 20 people to eat, and I’m scared of the cost of feeding that many people.  What to do?  I want to plan in advance to make the get-together as successful as possible, and I want it to be as frugal as possible (plus I need to space plan to ensure that we have space for everyone to eat).   In addition, we have the following dietary restrictions in our family:  veganism, dairy allergy, celiac disease, egg allergy and shellfish allergy. Lots of things to think about, and lots of stuff to plan.  Plus, we’re having representation from my husband’s family and my family, so I want to ensure that people feel welcome and engaged.  Here is what I am planning to do for our Easter dinner.

Issue- planning a frugal and healthy meal:

We have waited until this week to buy the meat for Easter, as typically meats like turkey and ham go on sale the week before Easter.  Since we waited until the last second to purchase our meat, we have been flexible with planning our menu.  We have decided that we are actually going to cook a delicious roast beef and also have a spiral ham, which is my favourite.  It’s not exactly traditional, but both meats were on special at our local grocery store, and we like changing things up.  The ham is on sale for $1.99 per pound, which is an amazing price.  We will purchase a 10 pound ham.  The roast beef is on sale for $4.99 per pound, which is nearly $9.00 off the normal price.  We will purchase a 5 pound roast beef.  According to thekitchn.com, for a meal like ours where there will be substantial sides, we should budget for about ½ pound of meat per person.  With 20 people in attendance, that would mean we will need approximately 10 pounds of meat.  We always like to have extras, so 15 pounds of meat is great for us.  Purchasing meat on sale will cost us approximately $45 instead of over $100.

If you want an ultra-frugal menu for Easter check out the menu on notconsumed.  Between pairing coupons with sale items and using what she has on hand, she has planned an Easter dinner for 5 for $11.42.

Issue- numerous dietary restrictions:

The good news about my family’s dietary restrictions is that there is one common denominator, if I make vegan dishes, that will keep everyone happy.  I found vegkitchen and all my worries are solved.  These recipes look awesome.  I will definitely make some of these side dishes including the deviled tomatoes recipe and citrus roasted tofu as a veggie main.

Issue- drinks, to have booze or not:

Alcohol is expensive.  Typically when we host an event we like to have a themed cocktail and wine and beer to go with our meal.  We find that people generally are more relaxed (especially my family) once they have had a drink or two.  We will probably have a few bottles of wine at the table, and I saw a television advertisement the other day for a delicious-looking Grand Marnier based drink called the Grand O.  This might be the signature cocktail we make for our clan.  In addition, we will have sparking water available for people to enjoy.

Issue- decorating the house on a budget:

I am not a decorator.  I don’t get off on having themed paraphernalia up all over my house.  My mother, on the other hand, loves it and has a stock pile of themed decorative accents for all occasions.  I have none of these, but this year I’d really like my house to look festive but I don’t want to spend a fortune on it.   I am also not crafty, so I need decorations which are really, really easy to do.  I like the idea of decorating my mantle like this example on about.com.  I also like the idea of making a homemade egg shaped garland like this one from ediva.  This would be a fun craft to do with my girls one night.  I know it isn’t environmentally friendly, but we will be using disposable plates and cutlery on Saturday.  I found this cute idea to wrap/store individual disposable cutlery on spoonful.com, it’s another cute and easy craft that my girls can help me with.  Now I’m excited about the decorating!

Issue- keeping it interesting:

We have a variety of ages in our family, people range in age from 9 months to 83, so I want to find some activities that will keep everyone engaged.  Check out this wiki on Easter themed activities.  I am definitely going to do #1 and likely #6 as well, as they are both really easy and fun to do.   Everyone loves guessing the number of items in a jar, and it’s a great way to get people talking to one another.  And the easter bunny game is just plain silly and fun.  It will be a hit with people of all ages in our family.

We’re very fortunate with our family in that everyone contributes to most large family gatherings.  Even though there is a lot to do, my family will help quite a bit.  I don’t want to let my stress cloud the reason we get together, to celebrate Easter.  I’m sure our family dinner will be outstanding, but I can’t wait until it is over!

Bargainmoosers, what are your frugal Easter party tips?

Photo credit: Richard Hemmer

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April 16

Air Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off Canadian Travel

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Air Canada Coupon Code: 15% Off Canadian Travel

Air Canada has a coupon code for 15% off air travel within Canada.

Click here to book your fall flight @ Air Canada now

  • Coupon Code: 15SPRING
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: 21st April 2014

I’m going to say fall flight because the coupon is valid on flights flown from the 8th of September through the 15th of December, 2014. If you have summer flight plans, this coupon is not going to help out. Sorry. The coupon is valid on tango and flex fares. Codeshare flights are unfortunately not eligible. Thanksgiving weekend is blacked out: so this coupon will not work on flights between the 10th and 13th of October 2014.

I will be done school at the end of June, but my graduation ceremony isn’t until November! I have no desire to drive through the Rocky Mountains in the middle of winter so I will probably fly from Vancouver Island, transfer in Vancouver (or Calgary), and onward to Edmonton for my graduation ceremony. This coupon will certainly help keep my flight costs down while I hop provinces. My husband will certainly be coming with me so 15% off two flights will be very helpful.

Where are you flying off to this fall?

For this and other Air Canada coupon codes, visit the forum.

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April 16

American Apparel Canada: Clearance Tops for Just $5

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

American Apparel Canada: Clearance Tops for Just $5

Get a bunch of tops at American Apparel Canada for just $5 each during their clearance sale.

I found a stack of shirts that have been reduced to just $5 which makes them a must grab in my books if they are your size and style. This Chiffon Camisole was $30 and is now just $5. Many different colours to choose from. The Loose Crop Tank was $25 and is now $5. It is available in orange or yellow. The Baby Rib Camisole isn’t as high a percentage discount, but it is also only $5, down from $16.

This Screen Printed Power Washed LGBT Tank was $26 and is now $5. It comes in three mixed colours. If you like tees with text, this Legalize LA T-Shirt costs between $3 to $5 now, originally $15. Another text based tee, this Screen Printed Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Art, Sex and Weed can sing odes to your favourite activities. Originally $26, it is now $5.

For both boys and girls, this Unisex Sheer Jersey Loose Crew Summer T-Shirt was $26 and is now only $5 as well. Another great little summer top is the bright Highlighter Fine Jersey Short Sleeve V-Neck that was $25 and is now $5.  My favourites of all the shirts listed would be this Baby Rib 3/4 Sleeve Raglan, which comes in a plethora of colour combos and is on sale from $25 down to $5.

Receive free shipping on orders of $60 or more.

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April 16

Globo Shoes Canada Coupon: Exclusive 20% Off Everything!

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Globo Shoes Canada Coupon: Exclusive 20% Off Everything!

Expand your shoe collection by using our newly secured Bargainmoose exclusive to save an additional 20% on everything at Globo Shoes and by everything, I do mean absolutely everything: handbags, accessories, sale items, clearance merchandise… nothing is off limits!

Click here to shop @ GloboShoes.com now

  • Coupon Code: BMOOSE20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 19th April 2014

I’m a bit of a pack rat and tend to keep things for far longer than I should but I have come to the conclusion that I need a new handbag or two. The only problem is that I really don’t want to overpay for one and luckily, I spotted this super cute Chatriand slouchy bag, already on clearance for $19.98 (reg. $39.99). With the Bargainmoose exclusive, it comes further down to just $15.99.

Judging by the countless chevron-styled items and nail designs that pop up on Pinterest’s popular category, I’d say that chevron-patterned things are pretty in right now (along with, as I mentioned before, black and white stripes), so you could match your freshly painted chevron nails with these frith wedges, which are already on clearance for $24.97 (reg. $39.99) and get further discounted to $19.98.

I have to admit that I had a massive fail at the checkout when I didn’t notice the $5 shipping charge being applied in a drop down box. To avoid this, make sure to shop for over $50 to have your order shipped for free and to also avoid any math blunders!

For more Globo coupon codes, be sure to keep an eye on the Bargainmoose forum!

Globo Shoes Canada Coupon: Exclusive 20% Off Everything!

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April 16

Call It Spring Canada Coupon Code: Save 20% on All Orders

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Call It Spring Canada Coupon Code: Save 20% on All Orders

Use this coupon code to save 20% on your Call It Spring purchase, no minimum spend required.

Click here to visit Callitspring.com now

  • Coupon Code: HOPTOIT
  • Discount: 20% off everything
  • Expiry: 21st April 2014

Leave the chocolate eggs to the Easter bunny and get your own treats this weekend with 20% off all shoes, handbags, and accessories from Call It Spring! There is no minimum spend required and you can even apply the discount to items already on sale or clearance. The savings are especially good in the clearance section, where styles are already discounted by 50% off the original price. Of course, like with most clearance sales, sizes and selection are pretty limited. I did manage to find these cute Natitingou heeled sandals in my size though and after the discount they’re only $23.98 (originally $60)!

Over in the handbag sale section, this Puente tote bag would be handy for hauling my son’s snacks, toys, and sunscreen to the beach this summer, it comes to $9.98 with the discount, down from the regular price of $22. And I might as well treat my husband to these Possa fabric sneakers, if I buy them in the light grey colour they’ll cost just $31.98 (regularly $55).

When you spend $50 or more, you’ll also enjoy free shipping on your order. Orders of less than $50 will be charged a flat rate of $5 for standard shipping. The extra 20% discount is valid through April 21.

Be sure to check for more Call It Spring coupons in the forum.

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April 16

Fit4Balance Canada: Up To 60% Off New Balance & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Fit4Balance Canada: Up To 60% Off New Balance & Free Shipping

We’ve never blogged about this Canadian store that offers free shipping with no minimum! Now is the time. Fit4Balance sells New Balance, among other brands like Dunham, Cobb Hill and more. They have a really stocked clearance section, where I found some great deals up to 60% off.

I am actually very partial to New Balance as I bought my runners there years ago and the staff was so helpful. I still have the same shoes and they look almost new, but I really should replace them as you should after every so many kilometres and I’m going to think mine are up. Well, I could shop this sale very easily and get myself some new runners, not to mention some new running clothes.

While Fit4Balance sells men’s, women’s and kids shoes and accessories, I only see clearance available for men and women on both shoes and apparel.

I love the retro look of these men’s running shoes and I love the price point. These were $199.99 and now $129.99. What’s great about this site is that they’ll tell you exactly how the shoe fits in terms of heel width, instep heigh, toe box depth and forefoot width. This way you know you get the absolute perfect fit!

What I’m interested in is these zip capri pants, which are perfect for working out. They are Heidi Klum for New Balance and you know that woman knows working out! They were $79.99, now $39.99. I also have New Balance workout clothing and they still look brand new!

For more free shipping deals, you absolutely must visit our free shipping page.

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April 16

Stag Shop Canada: 40% Off Dance Poles (NSFW)

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Stag Shop Canada: 40% Off Dance Poles (NSFW)

The Stag Shop has a wicked deal on a dance poles, otherwise known as stripper poles for your home. Now 40% off, you can get yourself a deal, get fit and get happy.

Pole dancing and exercise is huge business now. I have a friend who does classes and is in fantastic shape and can twist herself upside down and around on that pole. It is pretty cool what she can do. I think having one of these poles in my home would be incredibly fun and it could be an excellent workout.

There are three poles on sale and I’ve price compared each one and they are by far the cheapest prices online in Canada that I could find.

The first pole is the most basic, with adjustable height, all hardware and a free satin love mask, just for an added touch. If you aren’t handy, I’m sure your husband or boyfriend would love to install this for you. I know mine would. This one usually sells for $169.99, but is on sale for $112.49.

The second pole is a little more fun, as it is a light-up disco dance pole. Not just a pole, it includes flashing LED lights that are remote controlled for a more funky and rave-like experience. This one sells for $229.99, but is on sale for only $137.24.

The last pole is the Mi-Pole spinning pole, which is the cream of the crop of poles! It actually has a spinning mode so you can do some crazy stuff with it. Spin it! It was $349.99, now $224.99.

Shipping on all of these poles would be free as your order would be over $75.

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April 16

TravelZoo Canada: Algonquin 3-Day Adventure For 2 With Meals Only $700

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

TravelZoo Canada: Algonquin 3 Day Adventure For 2 With Meals Only $700

If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime in your own country, Algonquin Park is the place to go. It is absolutely gorgeous, rugged and an unspoiled gem in Ontario. Travel Zoo has a fantastic deal on for a 3-day Algonquin adventure for two including meals for only $699, was $1056.

I’ve been to Algonquin Park a multitude of times. While I’m not a back-country camper because I need amenities like showers and toilets, I’m sure it is quite the amazing adventure. I’ve been in all seasons and Summer and Fall are my favourite. Spring could mean black flies, and they get very nasty up there on cloudy days. Winter could mean not the greatest driving conditions to get north. When my husband and I were first dating, we made our way to Algonquin Park and right before we entered a 40km stretch where there is nothing, he put windshield washer fluid in the coolant tank. He realized it as we were driving and luckily we didn’t break down, but I sure broke a sweat.

In case you are wondering, I’ve seen a number of moose in my travels to Algonquin, along with a number of other wildlife.

This deal is actually available for May and June or you can pay more for an extra night in July and August. So here’s what you get: three days and two nights in a cabin retreat for $699 or four days and three nights in a cabin retreat for $899 (both with different availability dates). On top of that you’ll get all meals and excursions including canoeing, biking, hiking with expert guides. With the three-day package you’ll also get a $50 gas card, $25 credit for Highlander Brew Co. and $25 meal credit at Iron Skillet restaurant.

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April 16

Home Depot Canada: 3.8L Toilet Only $49 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Home Depot Canada: 3.8L Toilet Only $49 & Free Shipping

I blogged the other day that an inordinate amount of people are throwing out their toilets this year, so I found a fantastic deal on a new toilet for those who just need the basics for what a toilet is used for. Home Depot is selling the Foremost International 3.8L unlined two-piece elongated toilet in bone with a 17″ high bowl for only $49 and it will ship for free.

Have your pot and get it delivered too! Too bad it isn’t installed or this would be the ultimate deal. Either way, this is a fantastic deal on a toilet, especially if your budget is low and your toilet broke when you least needed it to.

The description describes it like it will be a showpiece in your bathroom with a beautiful colour and elongated bowl. So it looks good, but does it do the job? Yes! Apparently it performs well (thanks for flushing) with an MaP score of 800g. No idea what that means, but they say it is good.

The only thing you’ll need to do with this toilet is get a toilet seat. I’d personally opt for just a regular seat. Remember those cushioned vinyl seats of the 80s? The ones that ripped so easily and then the vinyl jabbed into you as you tried to do your business? Don’t get one of those.

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April 16

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

Guess what! Did you know that Newegg.ca sold video games? No? Well, now you do! And there are some good prices thereon… such as this deal on Beyond: Two Souls for the Playstation 3. Regular price on this game was $59.99, and you can get it for only $29.99 with free shipping at Newegg Canada right now.

I’ve done a price comparison on this title, and Newegg’s price is very competitive. For example, Beyond: Two Souls is $58.99 at Costco, $59.96 at Walmart, $59.99 at Futureshop, and $59.99 at EB Games. I did find it for only $28.99 via Videogamesplus on Amazon, but there was an extra $4.99 shipping fee, making a total of $33.98… with Newegg still having the best price by a good 12% lower than that.

I haven’t played this game myself, so I don’t know a lot about the gameplay. Have you played it? I’ve also been googling for reviews to see what the game is like. On Metacritic (which is a great aggregator for gaming reviews), Beyond: Two Souls gets a final score of 70/100 from nearly 100 different critics’ ratings. That’s a decent score. Users scored it higher, at 81%. Pretty good!

When I find a good deal on something like this, I often think about buying the game and putting it away as a birthday or Christmas present for one of my older nephews. They’re all PS3 addicts. Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 Game) Only $29.99 & Free Shipping @ Newegg Canada Now

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April 16

Chapters Indigo Canada: 2 for $10 Illustrated Biographies

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 2 for $10 Illustrated Biographies

Chapters Indigo has a great sale on right that will save you on some reading material.  Get any two illustrated biographies for just $10.

There are 72 different titles to choose from and all of them are illustrated to help kids learn about famous people.

The regular price of these books are between $5.99 each to $6.99 each.  Depending on which ones you choose for this deal, you will be getting between $1.98 off to $3.98 off for every 2 books purchased. Not a bad deal at all.

You will see biographies on people still living such as Michelle Obama and Bill Gates, to important people from the past like Albert Einstein and Anne Oakley.

My boys are obsessed with Disney movies so they would love to learn about Walt Disney through this Who Was Walt Disney? book. I am a huge Elvis fan so I would also get this Who Was Elvis Presley? book.

They even have a Who Is Dolly Parton? book!  Now this one you most likely would need for an actual school project but the country singer lovers out there would be a fan maybe!

If you want to add some of these to an Easter basket, you can get next day delivery.

You will get free shipping when your order reaches $25 or more at the checkout.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 16

Mastermind Toys Canada: Free Aquabeads Refill Kit with Aquabeads Kit Purchase

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Mastermind Toys Canada: Free Aquabeads Refill Kit with Aquabeads Kit Purchase

Aquabeads are one of the few trends that have been around for a little while now and are still pretty popular. Right now over at Mastermind Toys, you can get a free Aquabeads refill when you purchase any of the Aquabeads kits.

The refills kits are priced at $11.99 so this is  a nice little freebie to get with your purchase. Since the actual kits start at just $15.99, it is almost like getting double for your money.

The Aquabeads are a fun and easy crafts for kids to do. Simply layout the design and spray with water to create intricate patterns of multi coloured beads. You can create pieces of jewellery like rings, bracelets and necklaces, or even barrettes for your hair.

Each set comes with the beads you will need to make your creations, the tools, the beading pen and anything else you will need.  Once you have made a bunch of creations and have run out of the special beads, you buy the bead refill kits for $11.99 instead of having to buy an entire new starter kit.  This free gift of refills will make it so you can make your designs for a very long time without running out.

Something like this would make a great birthday gift for a little girl. They are all listed for ages 6 years old and up and are pretty popular with the tweens right now so it would be sure to be a hit!

Mastermind Toys offers free shipping for orders of $60 or more.

(Expiry: 20th April 2014)

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