April 17

NCIX.com: Sennheiser HD 205-II Headphones Were $99 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

NCIX.com: Sennheiser HD 205 II Headphones Were $99 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

I think if myself as the headphone matchmaker. Besides my own ‘mild’ obsession with headsets, I have set up several of my friends with headsets they love. Right now, NCIX.com has discounted the Sennheiser HD 205-II Studio Grade DJ Headphones from $99 down to $39 with free shipping.

Various headsets are always going on sale, therefore I needed to price compare this exact model of Sennheiser to see if this was a good deal. I found the Sennheiser HD 205-II headset for the following prices at other online retailers.

  • $78.52 @ Amazon Canada
  • $99.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $99.99 @ Staples Canada

When the next cheapest headset is nearly double the price of NCIX.com’s deal, then you know you have found a great offer.

I am a big fan of Sennheiser, though I have yet to own the brand myself. I recommended a set to a dear friend of mine about four months ago. He was thinking of buying some Skull Candy headphones, but I successfully talked him out of those.

I pointed out that Sennheiser has a superior frequency response. This gives you a better range and, with such a range, your headset is more responsive to highs and lows. Most standard headsets come with a minimum frequency response of 20 Hz and a maximum frequency response of 20 kHz. These 205-II headphones have a frequency response of 14 Hz to 20 kHz. Even for $39, you are getting a better response range than many $100 headsets.

The headset features the studio-style rotatable ear cup so you can listen with only one ear. This is a funky design as, when the ear cup rotates, the ear pad remains in contact with your head for comfort and stability. Even if you are not a DJ… this allows you to communicate with others without taking the headset off and without experiencing any discomfort when removing the headset from one ear.

Commenters are pretty succinct in their reviews. One reviewer said:

-good sound overall
-nice and compact
-doesnt crush your head

Other reviewers thought the bass was awesome and found the quality very good for the price. One person bought these for $50 not too long ago, so I think $39 is a great deal for this set of Sennheisers. The HD 205-II comes with a protective pouch for storage and a locking 1/4″ adapter.

While this headset is in stock, it qualifies for free shipping.

(Expiry: 22nd April 2015)

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April 17

FREE Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System with Mail-in Rebate ($18 Value)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 4:48 PM

FREE Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System with Mail in Rebate ($18 Value)

I am excited to let you know that this awesome Lysol freebie is back! Use the mail in rebate form below to get a free Lysol no-touch antibacterial hand soap system.

Seriously, this is a great freebie! Lysol will refund you up to $17.90 to cover the cost of the product, taxes, and postage. I always figured that you would only get what you pay for the dispenser (plus taxes and postage) but freebie lovers like Krista say you can get the full rebate even if you pay less for the mail in rebate:

For example, if you purchase it for $19.99 somewhere, you will only get the rebate for the maximum of $17.90. Why not find it on sale for $11.99, and then you will still get the $17.90 and you could actually make money! I have done this many time before.

I think this is a fantastic plan. I know my partner has done this with food on apps like Checkout 51. I think he made like $1 a bag on crisps (times three) one time.

To receive your refund, you need to purchase the product in store and then complete the Official Refund Form in the link above. You must attach the original dated cash register receipt from where you purchased the Lysol system. Make sure to circle the price on the receipt and write down the Universal Product Code (UPC) on the receipt as well. Failure to do so will result in no refund. FREE Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System with Mail in Rebate ($18 Value)

There is a limit of one rebate per household / address. This is typical of all freebies. Even if you have taken advantage of this offer before, you can still do so again. They do not exclude people who have taken advantage of this promotion previously (like back in September).

Purchase the Lysol no-touch antibacterial hand soap system between now and July 31st, 2015. Then, make sure to mail in the completed rebate form with attached receipt by the 31st of August. They need to receive your completed Official Rebate Form by the end of august in order for you to be eligible. The rebate will take six to eight weeks to arrive.

I have never taken advantage of this offer before, but I am thinking of buying one, filling out the rebate, and then giving it to my parents. I could see this being quite useful in my father’s shop.

(Expiry: 31st July 2015)

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April 17

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10 Purchase

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10 Purchase

We are back with a new Bulk Barn printable coupon that is currently valid. Receive $3 off $10 in store when you print out this coupon and bring it into your local store.

This coupon just started today, so you have until the end of the month to use it. You can combine this coupon with your local Bulk Barn’s weekly promotions. Click this link here, select your province, and you will be able to view the weekly sale’s flyer for your area.

Ah, the Bulk Barn. If you are in British Columbia, then the deals this week are quite nice. My partner is currently experimenting with Quinoa, which is currently 20% off (organic). I recently added it to my stew and found it does not expand like barley. I put in the amount I would with barley – and I should have at least doubled the portion if not tripled it. I did find the taste and texture pleasant for a grain.

Whole cashews are also on sale in my area. I really love the taste of cashews and they have a good amount of zinc in them too. Zinc is important for the health of your skin and your autoimmune system. I eat cashews and pumpkin seeds on a regular basis to keep up my zinc intake.

There is also plenty of candy on sale. Usually I would ignore candy – for the sake of my health – but they have sour keys on sale and I LOVE sour keys. They are like my favourite candy ever. I could live off them and probably ignore any other candy except for chocolate… and maybe Almond Rocca. That stuff is so addictive.

This offer excludes the purchase of gift cards. It also cannot be used in conjunction with the senior and student 10% discount. There is one allowed per visit so you can print off a couple and use them on multiple visit or give one to your partner and then each take complementary but separate shopping lists in store. I recommend bringing a reusable bag as well!

I really like blogging about this printable coupon because it is so popular. The last one (in March) we used to buy cashews, pumpkin seeds, and a few other things.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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April 17

Hush Canada: Clearance Sale on Adult Toys with Free Shipping (NSFW)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Hush Canada: Clearance Sale on Adult Toys with Free Shipping (NSFW)

Hush Canada has a clearance sale on select adult toys. While they say there is up to 80% off select toys, I was having trouble finding anything discounted that far. However, with free shipping (no minimum required); this is a sale certainly worth shopping.

Hush is the only Canadian adult toy company that offers free shipping with no minimum. Thus, anytime they have a sale, it peaks my interest because there is no place else that I can just buy one or two things without having to reach some minimum.

The Pipedream Icicles No. 13 Glass Prostate Massager is an excellent buy if you are into anal toys. The Icicles looks like a lot of fun. You can chill it for a cool sensation or heat it up (not too hot). Glass also warms to your natural body temperature. I like glass toys because they are easy to sterilize. The Pipedream Icicles was $39.95 and is now on sale for $16.95. The cheapest I can find any of this like of Pipedream massagers is around $25.

For some intimate personal play. Purchase the California Exotic Novelties Turbo 8 Accelerator Double Bullet. This beauty comes with two bullets with individual controls with eight levels of stimulation. The system includes a graduated control and requires 4AA batteries. I suggest rechargeable batteries that you can just pop out and charge when they are drained. Originally $44.95, the double bullet is on sale for $24.95. The same unit retails for $39.99 at Pink Cherry.

For a little ’50 Shades’ play in the bedroom, purchase this Spartacus 20 Inch Leather Thong Whip. $54.95, the whip is on sale for $34.95. This whip is genuine leather and gives you plenty of length to try out different strokes.

There are plenty of other toys for sale as well. These are just a few that I picked out. I found price comparing a bit difficult because Hush Canada carries many brands and items that other Canadian stores do not. For example, the Spartacus whip does not appear to be at any other Canadian toy stores.

However, based on experience, many of the deals at Hush are quite good. You can pick up a few butt plugs for around $10 – $12 in the sale, which is unusual for glass. Usually you would be looking at $20 – $35. With free shipping on top of these sale prices, I recommend shipping this clearance sale.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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April 17

TopBox: LOULOU Spring Beauty Booster Only $33 ($100 Value) & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 2:36 PM

TopBox: LOULOU Spring Beauty Booster Only $33 ($100 Value) & Free Shipping

TopBox Canada is full of great new beauty boxes! I picked out the LOULOU Spring Beauty Booster as it has a retail value of $100 but only costs $33 with free shipping.

This box is loaded full of goodies worth approximately $100. Included in the box is:

  • B.Kamins Bio Maple Lotion (7g)
  • Ceramic Glaze Mermaid’s Tale (14 mL)
  • Ceramic Glaze Shell Me All About It (14 mL)
  • Estée Lauder Little Black Primer (2.8 mL)
  • eyeko hydrogel Eye Patch (3 g)
  • Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping (5 mL)
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream (1.2 mL)
  • Medusa Assorted Lip Gloss (6 mL)
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (14 mL)
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Bronzer (0.57 g)
  • Wella Professional Thermal Image (150 mL)

In my research, I found that the Wella Professional Thermal Image alone retails for around $19.95 and up to $22 at the places (In the US) I was looking. Ceramic Glaze nail polish retails for $11 per bottle at Shoppers Mart – and you receive two full size bottles. Even between these three items, your total value is over $40 already – and that is just three out of eleven products.

Along with the eleven products, you will also receive a four-month LOULOU physical magazine subscription or an eight-month digital subscription. The value of the subscription adds on a few dollars as well.

This is a great little bundle full of summer essentials. Mascara, lotion, nail polish, and bronzer are just a few of the items included.

Now, there are some other great boxes as well. There are a couple boxes for just $9 each that are well worth the cost. The FLARE Fearless Beauty Box and the FLARE Classic Beauty Box are well worth the under $10 price with free shipping. Each box comes with a coupon code for hair colour that has a retail value of up to $16. If you use the voucher code, you are already saving money and getting pretty much everything else for free. Each box includes two to three full sized products as well as some travel-sized products. I would estimate each box is worth at least $30 before you redeem the ‘up to $16 worth’ voucher.

These beauty boxes make a great gift for you or for friends. They are an excellent way to try out new products without always buying the full sized containers. Recently I tried a hair oil sample that I just loved, and it made me buy a full size bottle!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 17

Take 40% Off Select Toys Like Thomas & Friends, Playmobil and More @ Mastermind Toys Clearance Sale

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Take 40% Off Select Toys Like Thomas & Friends, Playmobil and More @ Mastermind Toys Clearance Sale

For just 10 days Mastermind Toys Canada has an awesome promotion where they have placed many toys on clearance sale. During this sale you can take 40% off select toys. There are almost 700 different items to choose from, so snag some of these offers while you can. I will take this opportunity to get a few birthday gifts for the children in my family. There’s even a little shipping discount too, with the potential of getting free shipping.

My son is obsessed with Thomas & Friends toys. I have probably spend almost $1000 on Thomas toys and tracks in the past two years. Luckily enough if you shop for Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys during events like this, you can save a lot of money. The Thomas & Friends Up And Around Sodor Adventure Tower set would normally cost you an arm and a leg, well actually it would cost you $280. However, during this Mastermind Toys clearance sale you will pay just $167.99. 

Playmobil is another super popular toy for this generation of kiddos. If your little one has had their eyes on the Playmobil Lion Knights Empire Castle, then you’re in luck. While this play set would normally cost a whipping $240, you can save almost $100 and pay just $143.99 during this offer or while supplies last. This toy is sure to provide endless hours of fun for your child and their friends. I love Playmobil toys, they really inspire a child’s imagination. This set still retails for $239.99 (on sale from $268) @ Amazon.ca.

Your bundle of joy may be a little younger, and in that situation you’re still in luck. This Gymotion Activity Gym is great for infants to play and learn. My son used his until he was almost a year old. Don’t tell anyone, but I paid the full price of $99.99. The clearance price is just $59.99 and seems like a steal. This toy helped inspire my son to sit up on his own because he wanted to play with the hanging toys. It was also a great floor toy when he was between 1-3 months because he would be amazed at staring at the figures while I was able to get some dishes done.

The Mastermind Toys Canada “free shipping” can be a little tricky. You will actually get a discount of up to $15 off your shipping when you spend $60 or more. So in most cases that will adjust to free shipping, but in some areas you will have to pay a small amount to get your purchase shipped to your front door.

(Expiry: 26th April 2015)

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April 17

The BBC Natural History Collection On Blu-ray Was $153 | Now $40 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM

The BBC Natural History Collection On Blu ray Was $153 | Now $40 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

If you love nature, traveling and seeing the world, you need to check out the BBC Natural History Collection available on blu-ray. This set was $153 but is now only $40 and qualifies for free super saver shipping without any additional purchases. You will save 74%!

Amazon has managed to beat the deal Avigayil blogged about this past November at Best Buy by $15! If you missed it before, you can pick up the amazing BBC Natural History Collection on blu-ray today at a spectacular price. This set includes four stunning documentaries including:

  • Planet Earth
  • Wild China
  • Galapagos
  • Ganges

I have personally seen Planet Earth and Wild China. I loved both of these documentaries. I find one of the best parts is that the shows focus not only on the great animals, plants and diversity of the areas but also on people. Sometimes when you are watching a show like this, it is easy to distance yourself from exotic places that seem far away. By adding the human impact element, BBC has created beautiful documentaries that truly make you consider yourself within the bigger diverse web on earth. The two I have watched were thought provoking and beautiful, and I would watch them repeatedly.

Here is what you will find if you try to buy this series somewhere else.

That Amazon price is looking awesome compared with what else is on the market.

Over on Amazon, reviewers love this series. I see several people mentioning that they are blown away by this series. One person went as far as to note that it was worth buying a home theatre just to watch this beautiful documentary. Fourteen people have rated this collection and it carries a strong five out of five star rating.

If you dig these documentaries, the BBC Natural History Collection 2 is also on sale. This second set was $153.00 but is now on sale for $61.99. Though the discount is not quite as steep, a 59% discount is not too shabby either.

I like to tuck away items like this for just the right celebration. I might keep this series for my husband as a present for Father’s Day. This would also make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or a nice evening in for you and your sweetie. Whatever you choose to do, you need to see this fantastic collection.

Image Credit: Anne Dirkse

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 17

Ladies Faux Leather Jackets Were $100 | Now $40 @ Cleo + Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Ladies Faux Leather Jackets Were $100 | Now $40 @ Cleo + Shipping (EXPIRED)

Today only, you can grab one of the great faux leather jackets @ Cleo. There are two options for faux suede jackets that were $99.50 but are now on sale $39.99. There are also lots of sizes and colours to choose from that were $99.98,  but are pricing at $48.88 today only!

Cleverly placed among the $50 jackets is the Taupe Faux Suede Jacket. This jacket was $99.50, but is now $39.99. I adore the leather look, but not the price of leather. This faux suede jacket would look great styled with jeans or with something dressier for a night out. You can find it available in all sizes from extra small to double extra large. You can also find this same Teal Faux Suede Jacket for the same price.

If you have been looking for the perfect little jacket to throw on for spring and summer, I may have just found your pick as there are many other faux leather jackets on sale today. These jackets come in both regular and petite cuts in a grand total of eleven different versions at the $48.88 price point. What I like most about this sale are the choices. I am seeing a variety of both neutral colours and bright colours that will push your spring wardrobe a little more. These little jackets are perfect for a day at the office or a night out to dinner.

I always tend to pick black or red when choosing a neutral jacket, though I recently took the plunge and bought a bright pink spring jacket. If you are looking for a great neutral colour, check out the Stone Pleather Jacket that was $99.98, but is now only $48.88. This jacket has some nice looking gold zippers that pop against the stone colour. Sizes are available in extra small through double extra large. This jacket has a little different care from buying a jacket made of leather, as this jacket is able to go in the wash and hang dry.

For a pop of colour, I like the Lapis Blue Pleather Jacket that was $99.98, but is also now only $44.88. This bright blue jacket (it looks like cobalt blue to me) has lovely seaming and piping that give the jacket great structure. Structure makes you look long and lean, so it is usually a plus in my book when I see a jacket that has the added vertical seams. This jacket is available in small, medium, extra large and double extra large.


Cleo is offering $1.99 shipping with the coupon code APRSHOWERS and a minimum purchase of $50. These jackets are close to the $50 minimum, and shipping would otherwise cost you $7.95. If you had your eye on something else, it would be a great idea to use that code.

The lowest priced items on the entire site are all $7.99 like the Pointelle Stitch Lurex Pullover that was $59.50, but is now only $7.99, and is still available in sizes large, extra large and double extra large. Sizing is a little spotty on all of the deeply discounted items, so you may want to narrow the sale section down by size and price on the left sidebar to find your perfect pick.

(Expiry: 17th April 2015)

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April 17

Exclusive Extra 15% Off @ Quiksilver, Roxy & DC Shoes

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Exclusive Extra 15% Off @ Quiksilver, Roxy & DC Shoes

Have I got an exclusive for you! There are some really great things to love about this exclusive. First, it gets you extra 15% off sitewide at Quiksilver, Roxy and at DC Shoes. You don’t need a coupon code, but you absolutely must click through the link I am providing you with below to see the discount. If you come back later and want to make another purchase at another time, you can find the link on each merchant’s coupon pages – Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes.

So, this coupon is only valid for one item per order. But, each store has free shipping, so you’d be best just to make separate orders if you want more than one thing. All of these stores also ship from the U.S. with duties added at checkout and if you have an order under $20, your duties are waived.

Once you’ve clicked through the link, you’ll automatically see that everything has another 15% discount added to it, whether it be sale or regular priced items. This means, every single thing on the site will be discounted, exclusively through this link.

I see quite a few items I’d be happy to get at each store. This cozy up hoodie was regularly $59.95 and on sale for $44.97. With the exclusive link, the price comes down to $38.22. You are actually seeing the sale price as the regular price, but if you had gone to Roxy’s site before clicking the link you will have seen only the regular price of $60 and sale as $45.

At Quiksilver, I picked up another rashguard for my kids as I love Quiksilver’s rashguards. I bought a few before my trip to Cuba in January and my kids wore them everyday to protect from the harsh sun. Not only did they look really good, they stood up to the abuse of the saltwater, sand and my kids (that’s saying a lot!). This one for toddlers was regularly $24.95, on sale for $17.99 and now only $15.29 for the blue and regularly $24.95, on sale for $14.99 and now only $12.74 for the red.

Over at DC Shoes, there are some great deals to be had. Think about the fresh powder next year will bring (I won’t be, but you can). This men’s Devun snowboard was $499.95, on sale for $374.99 and now down to $318.74. Without our exclusive link, you’d pay $56 more for this snowboard.

Let me know what you get!

Exclusive Extra 15% Off @ Quiksilver, Roxy & DC Shoes

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April 17

Thyme Maternity: Extra 30% Off Sale Plus Another “Up To $30 Off” With Coupon Code

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Thyme Maternity: Extra 30% Off Sale Plus Another Up To $30 Off With Coupon Code

I have a few pregnant ladies in my life right now and in fact, one of my good friends just texted to say she is on her way to Thyme Maternity! Of course, I messaged that she should be shopping online, with these great deals happening. Right now, Thyme Maternity has an extra 30% off all of their sale items, bringing quite a few of them down to very low prices. Then, once you’ve stocked your cart full of sale (and regular priced if you desire) items, use the coupon code below to get another up to $30 off your order!

Click here to shop @ Thymematernity.com now

  • Coupon Code: THYMEMORE
  • Discount: $10 off $75; $20 off $100; $30 off $125
  • Expiry: 19th April 2015

It looks like the jeans are not included in the extra 30% off, but you can use them to get your total up to the minimum to get another discount. They are still a great deal, with prices as low as $39.

If you like tights, Margarita blogged a couple of weeks ago about these printed tights that were regularly $39, now down to $13.99 for only two days. One of the styles is now back down to $13.99 and you can include it in your total to get your extra discount.

If you know you’ll be pregnant this fall, or want a sweater to keep you warm on cooler nights this summer, check out this cowl neck maternity sweater. It has a regular price of $59, was reduced to $19.99 and further reduced to $13.99.

Bras are also buy two get one free and are also on sale. They don’t get the extra 30% off, but again, you can use it to get your full discount off your total. I added three of these padded high tech maternity bras to my cart – one in black, one in nude and one in a slightly smaller size since trust me, you’ll need varying sizes. They were regularly $45, but I got three for $59.98, paying only for two of them.

These relaxed soft maternity pants with zipped pockets are perfect for spring with their glacier colour and rolled up legs. Regularly $59, they were on sale for $49.99 and are now $34.99.

If you need a dress for an event, or because you like wearing dresses, this sleeveless halter maternity dress will become an important staple in your maternity wardrobe. I wore my favourite maternity dress constantly when I was pregnant and I actually really miss it. This one was $69, on sale for $49.99 and now only $34.99.

I added those seven items to my cart – pants, dress, three bras, a sweater and tights and normally would have paid $361 for all of those items, but my grand total after an additional $30 came off in my cart is only $127.94. I’ll also get free shipping. I think that’s pretty awesome.

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April 17

Want a Free Big Gulp Drink? Download the 7-Eleven Canada App Now! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Want a Free Big Gulp Drink? Download the 7 Eleven Canada App Now! (EXPIRED)

If you are passing by a 7-Eleven Canada store today, then don’t miss this opportunity for their Free Friday offer. Today only,  you can redeem a free Big Gulp beverage of any size through the 7-Eleven mobile app at your closest 7-Eleven location.

The Big Gulp from 7-Eleven is great if you are super thirsty. It is even better that today you can get it for free by simply downloading the 7-Eleven Canada mobile app. The 7-Eleven app is available through the App Store and Google Play on both Apple and Android devices. It will take just a moment to download the app, and in exchange you will be able to redeem this freebie. Personally, I leave the app on my phone so I can redeem future freebie offers from 7-Eleven Canada without the wait.

Today’s 7-Eleven Canada Free Day Friday offer will allow you to head into your local store and pick up a free Big Gulp beverage, while supplies last. From previous experience, I have found that my local 7-Eleven Canada store does not run out of their freebie Friday offers quickly, so hopefully you won’t be left disappointed.

The Big Gulp is great except it never fits in the cup holder of my car. 7-Eleven Canada even offers refillable cups or mugs, but they are not included in this offer. You will find many interesting flavours, hopefully you love it. You can even mix as many flavours into one cup as you like, for a unique taste.

There are also other offers available through the 7-Eleven Canada app. These offers will vary depending on your location, but usually you can find offers like buy 1 get 1 free and more. To see if your local 7-Eleven Canada has your desired offer, just click the savings. You will then be directed to your local 7-Eleven store.

(Expiry: 17th April 2015)

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April 16

How To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Frugally

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Frugally

Birthday celebrations for children are quickly becoming more and more expensive. Custom cakes, themed loot bags, entertainment, catered food, decorations; the list of “necessary” items is long. According to Yahoo Canada, on loot bags alone some Canadian parents are shelling out $15 to $20 per kid. According Slate magazine, seven out of ten parents are spending over $300 on their child’s birthday party in 2013. If you were to spend $300 per year from your child’s first birthday until your child’s 17th birthday, you will spend $5,100 over the course of their childhood. Add on if you have multiple kids, those expenses can add up even more quickly.

Consider The Location

If you choose to throw a party for your child, pricey packages at entertainment venues such as movie theatres, museums, trampoline parks and zoos are lots of fun, but they are costing parents big money. By carefully considering your location, you set the budget for your celebrations.

Low-cost options include your own home and parks if the weather is nice. Look for other alternative locations in your community that you may not have thought of. In my community, the city has a community chalet that is available for rent at a very low price. My young daughter is a member of a local playgroup in a church that rents space to members and has a bounce house they rent to members for a very low cost. The local YMCA in my community also rents out space to members for a lower rate. Check out some of the places you frequent. You may find you can have a space for very little money or even free if you already have a membership.

We went blueberry picking for one friend’s birthday. Everyone had an amazing time picking (and eating) their weight in blueberries, plus not many party snacks were necessary. We sat on a few picnic blankets and had homemade cupcakes in the grass after the berry picking. Check out this article from Parents.com for more creative location ideas.

Have a location, but not sure how to entertain the kids? Consider party games or even a simple craft activity before you book an entertainer. Check out some of the classic party games ideas on this website created by the University of Minnesota.

Who To Invite To Your Celebration

How To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Frugally

Consider your child more carefully when you decide how often to have a party. If your child is not a social butterfly, a small gathering of just a few close friends might be a better option. A day with only your child’s close friends can be even more fun. When I was a kid, I only had a bigger birthday party roughly every three years. A bigger party for me was a party in my home with several friends and my cousin.

One option would be to alternate one year with a friend birthday party and the next year with a party with family only. This can help to both reduce costs and to bring your family closer together with traditions. On the alternate years that you have a family only celebration, take the time to truly celebrate and make some memories as a family.

Birthday Traditions

Birthdays do not have to be all about the party. Little gestures can add up to big memories for both you and your kid. For my kid, we put birthday candles in at least one food item from every meal throughout the day. She picks her favourite dinner, and I cook it for her. We also currently let her pick out a helium balloon.

Here are some other ideas you could try that are almost free:

  • Make pancakes with sprinkles and candles.
  • Tape balloons to the door so they pop out when your child wakes up.
  • Sing “Happy Birthday” once for every year of your child’s age throughout the day.
  • Create a birthday banner, either a new paper version or a special banner you use every year.
  • Play a family game or watch a movie that is the birthday kid’s choice.
  • A friend of mine throws a whipped cream pie at the birthday person. They have this tradition for all family birthdays, including adults.

Over at Calgary’s Child, there is a list of eight birthday traditions to start. Half of the ideas listed would cost you absolutely no money.

Make Your Own Cake

How To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Frugally

Whether you choose a boxed cake or a cake from scratch, baking your own cake or birthday treat can save you a chunk of change. Birthday cakes start at around $40 and can easily go up to $100 if you are feeding a larger group.

For cupcakes that look more professional, try one of my favourite tricks detailed at A Baker’s House. Add icing to a plastic sandwich bag. Snip a very small corner off the bag, keeping the hole small. Use the bag to pipe a swirl on your cupcakes or even a full cake. Add a few sprinkles and any mistakes you did make virtually disappear.

This year my daughter wanted a butterfly themed birthday party. I was lucky enough to have a butterfly pan. If you do not have a shaped pan, I know my local Bulk Barn rents specialty pans for a very low rate. I had images of this perfectly piped cake, but I ended up letting my daughter have a blast with the sprinkles. She loved her cake, and so did her guests seeing how proud she was of the crazy decorations.

Check out the previous article written by Clare, 4 Frugal Dos and DO Nots for your Child’s Birthday Party. She has some additional ideas to keep your child’s birthday fun while being frugal.

Bargainmoosers, how do you celebrate birthdays without busting your budget?

Image Credits: Victor, gomagoti, simple up

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April 16

Weekly Grocery Cash Back Offers

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Weekly Grocery Cash Back Offers

The sun is finally starting to peek out from the clouds, so get ready for summer by eating right and saving money in the process. Here are this week’s grocery cash back deals from Checkout 51, Snap by Groupon, CartSmart and Zweet.

BACON! Need I say more? Here are this week’s top cash back deals at Snap:

  • Pledge floor care product: $7 cash back
  • 2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner: $4 cash back
  • 2 Huggies baby wipes: $2 cash back
  • Casa di Mama Inferno pizza: $1 cash back
  • Planters lightly sea salted cashews: $1 cash back
  • Can of soup: $1 cash back
  • Paper towels: $1 cash back
  • Awake chocolate bars: $0.50 cash back
  • Bacon: $0.25 cash back

Same as last week, you can also take advantage of these bonus bundles:

  • 2 Pull-Ups training pants: $5 cash back
  • 2 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gels: $4 cash back

Eggs still give $0.50 cash back, but you can also get:

  • Fibre Choice chewable tablets & gummies: $2 cash back
  • Nescafe cappuccino items: $1.50 cash back
  • 2 Ocean’s Pole & Line tuna: $1 cash back
  • Classico pasta sauce: $1 cash back
  • Hellmann’s products: $1 cash back
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal: $0.75 cash back
  • Bananas: $0.50 cash back
  • Dawn dish soap: $0.50 cash back

For those of you with babies, it’s no secret that formula is crazy expensive. This week, you can get $5 cash back on select Similac Advance or SimplePac products. You can also get $2 cash back on Pampers wipes and $1 cash back on Nestle Gerber Lil’Whoos crackers.

There is also a bonus $0.50 cash back offer with purchase of select P&G Fabric Care items.

If you spend over $50 on your grocery bill, then you can get $0.25 cash back from Zweet, along with the following top deals:

  • St Dalfour deluxe spreads: $1 cash back
  • Encore Woodland liquid smoke: $0.75 cash back
  • Encore Woodland chicken wing sauce: $0.75 cash back
  • Sanpellegrino fruit beverages: $0.75 cash back
  • MAXX scoop cat litter: $0.75 cash back
  • Nabob coffee: $0.75 cash back
  • GIA Italian cooking paste: $0.75 cash back

There are more but here are just some of CartSmart’s newest cash back offers:

  • O-Live & co. oil: $1 cash back
  • Solo cups: $1 cash back
  • Perrier slim cans: $1 cash back
  • Andy Boy romaine lettuce: $1 cash back
  • 2 Rubbermaid Take Away containers: $1 cash back
  • Meguiar’s car care: $1 cash back
  • CLR cleaner: $1 cash back
  • HydraSense nasal spray: $1 cash back
  • Pronamel toothpaste: $0.75 cash back
  • Jiffy pop popcorn: $0.50 cash back

Happy grocery shopping Moosers!

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April 16

Domino’s Pizza Promo Code: 2-Topping Large Pizza + 2L Coca-Cola Product – Just $9.99

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Dominos Pizza Promo Code: 2 Topping Large Pizza + 2L Coca Cola Product   Just $9.99

Grrrr…. writing about pizza deals sure does suck, especially when there is a picture of a delicious-looking pizza staring at you in the face, practically screaming: “you know you want me!”

In all seriousness though, if you don’t know what to eat tonight, then here’s a great deal from Domino’s. You can use the coupon code below to get a large 2-topping pizza with a 2L Coca-Cola product for just $9.99.

Click here to order pizza @ Dominos.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 4049
  • Discount: $9.99 for large pizza & 2L Coca-Cola product
  • Expiry: 3rd May 2015

Usually, all Domino’s coupon codes are visible in their “coupons” section but I actually couldn’t find this one. It’s possible that it depends on your location but in any case, I tested out this coupon and it does indeed work. Here’s proof:

Dominos Pizza Promo Code: 2 Topping Large Pizza + 2L Coca Cola Product   Just $9.99

Before entering the code, the pizza came up to $15.49 and I also didn’t have to add the Coke beforehand. As soon as I entered the promo code, a pop-up appeared asking me to choose a beverage between a Coke Zero, Coke, Diet Coke or a Sprite. Personally, I rarely drink any soda anymore but I don’t mind taking advantage of offers like these that include a soda as I simply stow them away for when guests come over. Do make sure that you get your soda though as the last time I ordered from Domino’s, they forgot to give it to us!

To order your large pizza, you need to click on “entrees” and then “build your own pizza”. Don’t make the same mistake as I did though: before clicking “add to order”, don’t forget to select the kind of crust you want and of course the size from under the giant picture of the pizza. Then click “next step” to select your cheese, sauce and toppings.

Here’s an awesome tip: when choosing your sauce, you can select “extra” from the drop down menu to get extra sauce at no extra cost. Sadly, this little tip won’t work with the cheese or the topping though — trust me, I’ve tried!

When you go to check out, you will also be offered parmesan bread bites for just $2.99. At that price, you actually get 16 of these little bad boys, so it’s definitely worth it. I haven’t tried them yet but they look absolutely scrumptious from the picture.

(Image Credit: Dennis Miyashiro)

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April 16

Bootlegger Coupons: Only 97¢ for 2 Scarves & A Shirt with $10 Off $10.01 Coupon *HOT*

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Bootlegger Coupons: Only 97¢ for 2 Scarves & A Shirt with $10 Off $10.01 Coupon *HOT*

Receive $10 off any online order of $10.01 with the Bootlegger coupon code below. As for shipping, you can have your order shipped to store for free or else you will need to pay a shipping fee. Alternatively, you can just take the $10 off $10.01 printable coupon (also below) in store for redemption.

Click here to shop @ Bootlegger Canada now

  • Coupon Code: THANKS10
  • Discount: $10 off $10.01+
  • Expiry: 19th April 2015

This deal screams ‘free clothing’ since you only have to pay 1 cent above the value of the coupon. If you do not want to shop online, here is what you need to use this offer in store.

Immediately I hit up the sale section to see what sort of deals I could combine with this coupon. In the sale section, I loaded up my cart with three items. First, this Kismet uneven striped top is on sale from $34.50 down to $4.99. Between the two colours, all sizes are still available – extra-small through large. I cannot believe how cheap this top is really, because it has decent ratings and such a great size selection still. One reviewer said:

Cute shirt, fits true to size width wise, but it’s on the shorter side! Would definitely look cute with high waisted anything.

Now, I am going for quantity of awesome stuff I can get for just over $10, so I added on two steeply discounted scarves. The intarsia print scarf was $22.50 and is now $2.99. Into my cart that went. The buffalo check scarf was also $22.50 and is now on sale for $2.99. Reviewers love the buffalo scarf. One woman said:

I love this scarf. The pattern is always eye catching and I keep getting compliments on it:)

I think both scarves look fantastic and are well worth the price. With these THREE items in my cart, I added the coupon code and this was my total:

Bootlegger Coupons: Only 97¢ for 2 Scarves & A Shirt with $10 Off $10.01 Coupon *HOT*

I am going to pay 97 cents for two scarves and a top! My mind is just blown at how amazing this deal really is right now. I selected in-store shipping as we have two Bootlegger stores right in town.

Even if I do not like any of these three items, it would be foolish not to buy them. For this price, I could give the scarves away to friends, family, or the homeless.

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