May 23

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE – Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:05 PM

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE   Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

This morning, Anna blogged about a deal on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop at the Microsoft Store, which you can get for just $449 and potentially even $404, but looking around, I also spotted another great deal. This one’s a bundle: you can currently save $30 if you get both the Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV antenna and the Hauppauge digital TV turner for Xbox One as a bundle. Instead of a usual combined price of $129.99, you can get both of these products together for just $99.98. Shipping is free as always.

So what’s all the fuss about these two products? Basically, after plugging the TV tuner into an Xbox One, you will be able to access broadcast networks in your area free of charge. We’ve seen many similar services pop up recently and get popular but the great part about this one is that you only pay for it once as there are no subscription fees.

Now I can’t decide if these products are a ploy to get more users to buy the Xbox One or if it truly is just a convenience factor. Having to switch inputs between gaming, TV and whatever else is annoying so these products eliminate that aspect. That’s annoyance I can easily overlook but my monthly cable bill is one that I most certainly would prefer to eliminate, so if I had an Xbox One, I would definitely be tempted to try this TV system.

On their own, the TV tuner costs $59.99 and the antenna goes for $69.99, but what’s interesting is that I actually found a white version of this antenna priced at $110.99 at Amazon! On Hauppauge‘s official site, the TV tuner is $79 USD, so as you can see, even without the current promotion, these two products are significantly cheaper at the Microsoft Store and the free shipping offer definitely further sweetens the deal.

Keep in mind that it would seem that both of these products are essential in making your Xbox One work as a TV. What’s cooler though is that you will be able to pause live TV up to 30 minutes, browse channels with the help of the Kinect voice controls and even watch TV while playing a game with a split screen.

(Expiry: 21st June 2015)

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May 23

4 Life Skills That Will Save You Money

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM

4 Life Skills That Will Save You Money

Money savvy people know that you do not always need to pay someone else to do a job that you can do yourself. If you are looking for a place you to trim your budget, try teaching yourself a new skill. I would suggest learning to repair, clean or maintain something that you would normally pay someone else to do. With a little practice and elbow grease, soon you will be able to do some of these basic skills yourself without calling in the professionals. If you are looking for a place to start, here are some simple skills to learn.

Learn Basic Car Maintenance

Changing your oil is any easy skill to teach yourself, and can save you cash when it is nice outside. According to an article in the Ottawa Citizena basic oil change will cost you about $50 before taxes. If you choose a more expensive package beyond the basics you are looking at $80 to $100 for the same oil change. These services generally include emptying the oil and refilling, changing the filter, topping off windshield wiper fluid and coolant and checking the tire pressure. If you do not have a covered place to change the oil in winter, it may make sense to take your car to the local oil change shop when it is frigid outside.

In the spring and summer, you can easily save that cash and change your own oil. The general rule of thumb for oil changes is to replace it every 5,000 km or roughly every four months. Some cars say that if you drive in “extreme conditions” such as weather, stop and go traffic or leave your car sit for long periods you may need to change your oil more often. Consult your owner’s manual to keep your vehicle in tiptop shape. If you are not sure where to start, check out this post from Family Handy Man. That post walks you through what to do to get start changing your own oil.

You can also learn to jump your car battery and change your tire to avoid pricey tow. Becoming self-reliant by learning these skills can save you big bucks. A short tow can cost you around $150. If you are unfortunate to be across town, you could be looking at a several hundred-dollar tow bill before your car gets fixed.

Learn To Cook

4 Life Skills That Will Save You Money

It may seem obvious that eating in is cheaper than dining out. That does not stop most of us from indulging in meals and carry out food regularly. On average according to Statistics Canada, we spent an average of $2,226 in 2013 on takeaway food. Trim your takeaway budget by learning to make some of your favourite meals at home.

There are many websites with recipes all over the web. If you need a list to get started on, this Buzzfeed list of 26 Foods You Should Learn To Cook In Your 20’s is an amazing place to start. Learning how to roast vegetables, properly cook fish, sear a steak and make a delicious tomato sauce will help you put that takeaway food money back in your pocket. It is much easier to resist the fast food line if the food you make at home tastes delicious. If you are often crunched for time, check out my past post of 5 Foods You Can Freeze Ahead Of Time That Are Cheaper Than Eating Out.

Learn To Repair Your Clothes

Learning your way around a needle and thread can help extend the life of your favourite duds significantly. I find it so frustrating when my new favourite shirt or pants suddenly develop a hole. Learning how to thread a needle and make a few basic stitches will help you save that shirt with only a few minutes of effort.Check out this post from Instructables that has a nice list for creating a basic sewing kit and also includes very basic stitches. Try a few stitches on an old t-shirt. Then as you notice a small hole or ripped seam in your clothes, you can practice that simple repair.

Another common repair is to reattach a button. Check out these instructions at Wikihow, complete with lots of pictures. My wool pea coat popped a button two years ago. I am still able to wear that coat regularly simply because I was able to reattach the button myself. A new pea coat starts at $150 and can up to $250 to replace my grey wool coat.

Learn To Groom Your Pet

4 Life Skills That Will Save You Money

I have a short haired cat, which is low maintenance in the grooming department. I know many other people have dogs or cats that are much higher maintenance for grooming. I surveyed a few websites and found that for simple services such as trimming nails, most people spend around $25. For larger dogs or more complex services such as baths, conditioning, brushing and trimming, you can be looking at $100+. My neighbors have a larger dog and in the summer months that dog needs a bath at least once a week.

Cut the costs by grooming your pet yourself. I have a grooming brush for my cat that is handy. He is an inside cat so he does not get terribly dirty, but his claws do need to be trimmed regularly and we give him an occasional bath. That bath usually takes two of us to complete. Cats tend to be pretty low maintenance. Regular claw trimming and brushing should take care of most of your grooming needs. For dog grooming DIY, check out this article on Pawnation. If you do not see tips specific to your dog’s breed make sure to look them up. Some dogs have additional grooming needs.

Bargainmoosers, what life skills do you think are important?

(Image Credit: HVargas, Nicole Abalde, Kevin McShane)

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May 23

Amazon Canada: 75% Off The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy – Now $10

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Amazon Canada: 75% Off The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy   Now $10

Did you miss seeing the first part of The Hunger Games Mockingkay movie? Then make sure to grab it at Amazon because it’s currently 75% off and includes a copy of the movie in all of the following formats: Blu-Ray, DVD and even a digital version. Originally priced at $39.99, it’s now down to just $9.99.

Admittedly, the first part of the Mockingjay movies only got up to 6.8/10 in terms of rating on IMDB with numerous reviews stating how disappointed they were in the movie. Personally, I rather loved it and I can be pretty harsh in my reviews as well! It’s a 2-hour movie that will definitely keep you on your toes the entire time but it does definitely help to have watched the previous movies in order to understand what’s going on. It’s not necessary per se, but it does help to situate you and understand some of the jabs.

In a way I can understand the why some reviewers found this movie disappointing but in another way, it makes total sense. Having watched the previous movies and read all of the books, it makes sense that the part one of the Mockingjay series would be setting up the part that is to follow. We would need to wait and see for the second part to hit theatres but I would expect it to be very grandiose with loads of banging action scenes, given that the first part is slower and quieter.

Shipping is only free on orders over $25, so you would need to another filler item. I had a look around in the TV shows and movies currently on sale for 70% off or more and found plenty of great picks like:

If you haven’t see it yet, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is also currently on sale for just $9.99, which is 75% off its original price of $39.99. Reviews for this one are far more favourable as well with a total rating of 4.5/5 stars and 166 reviews in total.

(Image Credit: Variety.com)

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May 23

Get 30 Free Gifts To Grow Points @ Pampers Canada

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Get 30 Free Gifts To Grow Points @ Pampers Canada

Do you collect Pampers Gifts To Grow points? If you don’t you probably should. Once you have enough points you can trade those points in for some awesome freebies. Right now Pampers Canada has two separate codes available to get a total of 30 free Gifts To Grow Rewards points. These codes won’t last long, so enter them into your Pampers Canada account now.

I am a huge fan of the Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards program. Diapers are already pretty expensive and a huge cost involved with having a child. Reward yourself and your little one with freebies you can redeem once you have accumulated enough points. Entering the codes only takes a couple seconds, and the benefits are worth it. You can use them to redeem free items like photo gifts, toys, gift cards and other essentials.

Here are the two Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards Points codes that are available right now:

  • CMTY3819FRM2015 - 20 free Pampers points (expires tomorrow)
  • PRWELCOMEU10PTS – 10 free Pampers points (expiry unknown)

You don’t even need children to start collecting your free Pampers points. A friend of mine collects thousands of points every year just by watching out for these free points codes. She then redeems her points for gift cards and photo gifts to give for Christmas. I also previously used my points towards a Well.ca gift card. Now I see they have a Dora toilet training seat available for 1000 points. Too bad I have a boy or I would use my points to claim that freebie.

Here are some of the other rewards that are available right now at Pampers.ca:

  • 500 points – Prints Package from Shutterfly
  • 750 points – Pampers Rewards Digital Downloads
  • 900 points – JJ Rabbit Ergo Fork + Spoon Set
  • 1200 points – Amazon.ca $10 Gift Card Code
  • 1300 points – Step 1 Lil Bakers Cupcake Set
  • 7500 points – Micro Mini 3 in 1 Scooter

It is up to you if you want to use your points as soon as you can or use them towards larger valued items. Shipping and handling costs are all included, so you will literally pay nothing for these offers.

You can check out all of the Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards Points free codes in our Bargainmoose forum.

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May 23

Swiss Chalet Canada: Delivery Dinner For Two For $25 (Save $12)

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Swiss Chalet Canada: Delivery Dinner For Two For $25 (Save $12)

When you think of Swiss Chalet, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Their most popular dish has to be their Quarter Chicken Dinner. Swiss Chalet Canada has a coupon to get their Delivery Dinner for 2 for just $24.99, which includes 2 Quarter Chicken Dinners, 2 appetizers and 2 cans of pop.

What  is your idea of a perfect date night? Me, I would personally enjoy a candle lit dinner at home with a good movie and some snacks. Maybe a bubble bath after. Rather than cooking the meal, why not order in? Right now Swiss Chalet Canada has an excellent offer on their Delivery Dinner for 2. Use their new coupon to get the Delivery Dinner for 2 for just $24.99. The Delivery Dinner for 2 includes:

  • two quarter chicken dinners
  • two appetizers
  • 2 cans of pop

When it comes to your quarter chicken dinners, there are a variety of sides to choose from. I always get the fries but if you are trying to be a little healthier, you can always opt for the veggies or salad. Theappetizers must not exceed the value if $6.99 each. This offer is valid until the 24th of June and is valid on delivery meals only. You can use the print coupon, but you might have to mention or enter the coupon code SC46 when ordering online or by phone. Don’t forget that white meat will cost you an additional $1.50 per entree, I prefer dark meat anyway. Please keep in mind you are limited to one coupon per order.

So how much are you actually saving by using this coupon code? Let’s take a look at some of the prices on the Swiss Chalet Canada menu. The Classic Quarter Chicken dinner is $9.59 each, the appetizers would be around $6.99 each depending on the appetizer you select, and the pop would be $1.59 a can. That puts your total at $36.34 before using the coupon code. So you save $11.35 which is more than enough to grab another chicken dinner if you are looking to feed another person. I happen to immensely enjoy their “Messy Chicken Sandwich”, so I would add that to my order for sure.

You can get access to all of the Swiss Chalet Canada coupon codes and print coupons in our Bargainmoose forum.

(Expiry: 24th June 2015)

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May 23

Cradle Slate Exclusive Coupon Code: 40% Off Everything & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Cradle Slate Exclusive Coupon Code: 40% Off Everything & Free Shipping

I love introducing our readers to new stores and this one is a sweet one! Cradle Slate is a store that sells bags and not just boring bags, but thoughtfully designed bags that are stylish, practical and modelled after Italian fashion for our needs today. Everything at Cradle Slate is hand designed with the leather being hand picked, the interior fabric chosen for its soft qualities, zippers for how they look and feel. The zippers are also scratch resistant so when you are rushing out of a meeting into another one and you dash to zip up your bag, you won’t scratch the screen of your tablet that happened to be popping out of the bag. With 40% off everything on their site with our exclusive coupon, you’ve got your pick of anything you want with such a great saving on top.

Click here to shop @ Cradleslate.com now

  • Coupon Code: CYBERMOOSE2015
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 1st September 2015

I actually have a Cradle Slate bag myself and love it. I have the classic bag, which normally sells for $265, but with our coupon code, you’ll get it for just $159, which is a saving of over $100. Yesterday I had to carry my laptop with me to some appointments, along with my fairly large calendar plus some other books, my wallet, my phone and my water bottle and everything fit! The outside of the bag is soft, smooth and looks great and the interior is also soft and smooth. It has a clip-in interior bag, which is great to put my loose valuables in and sort of adds some padding to protect my laptop. There are two types of handles, one pair of handles is for carrying with my hands and the other is a very durable and adjustable shoulder strap. This bag is great for both men and women.

If you enjoy a vintage look, Cradle Slate’s vintage bag is seriously gorgeous with brown leather. It has pretty much the same features of the classic, with a vintage look. The pricing is also the same at $265 before coupon and $159 after.

Maybe the past and the present aren’t for you and you want the future. Check out the future bag, which is similar in style to the others, but in a very fresh and pretty white.

I really don’t know which bag I love the most! While you might look at this site and be dismayed with only having three choices for bags, I think this means that Cradle Slate specializes in what they do and they do it well. Just like when you go to a restaurant and you see limited choices – this is because they want to do something well and that’s impossible when the menu is six pages long.

Shipping is free on any bag!

Which bag do you love Moosers?

Cradle Slate Exclusive Coupon Code: 40% Off Everything & Free Shipping

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May 23

Buffalo Jeans Canada: 25% Off Sale PLUS Extra 30% Off PLUS Another 20% Off With Exclusive Coupon & Free Shipping!

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Buffalo Jeans Canada: 25% Off Sale PLUS Extra 30% Off PLUS Another 20% Off With Exclusive Coupon & Free Shipping!

Last month I blogged about a hot stackable promotion from Buffalo Jeans. Well, I’ve got a new one for you and its even better! This time you can shop the women’s sale section where they have up to 25% off regular prices. But, once you add your item to the cart, it will immediately get another 30% off discount. Then, you’ll add our exclusive coupon code 20MOOSE to get another 20% off plus free shipping with no minimum. The last promotion had a minimum to get the additional discount and this time there is no minimum, so shop for what you want!

I have a top very similar to this twist and shout loose-fitting tank. I like the twist look as it distracts from the extra weight around my midsection and it makes a fashionable piece. I love both the moth and black colours and it they are different enough to get both colours. Regularly $49, it is on sale for $39.99. Once I added it to my cart, the price came down to $27.99, with another discount of $5.60 with the coupon code, bringing the total to only $22.39.

The section where you’ll get your extra 30% off is not huge, but if you are so inclined, you’ll find something that is a hot deal and worth shopping the small section for. You also don’t have to shop this section only to use our exclusive coupon. You can be satisfied with the 25% off plus the extra 20% off and free shipping. I, myself, like the best deals!

I often find that I don’t have enough just plain tees to wear. I don’t go out of my way to buy non-graphic tees but sometimes you just need something without a logo or design to pair with something else. These bindie tees are available in oatmeal, lavender and grey and are an important staple in your closet and such a great price too. Regularly $29, on sale for $23.99, they come down to $16.79 and then right down to $13.46 after coupon. You could just buy one tee, get your free shipping and be proud of your bargain hunting skills!

Normally, free shipping is on orders over $99, but sometimes there is a coupon you can use for free shipping, but if you do that, you can’t use the 20% off with free shipping coupon. Which do you prefer?

(Expiry: 27th May 2015)

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May 23

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

In the past, the deals at the Microsoft store never really seemed to grab me. But over the last 6 months or so, I’ve noticed that they’ve really been pushing out some good deals – beating the prices of the competition, not to mention the free shipping with every item. And just now, there’s a rather nice deal on an entry-level laptop, it’s the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop. You’re getting a saving of $150, bringing it down to only $449 for this budget laptop.

And as far as I know, you can get an extra 10% off the price if you are a student. If you shop through Microsoft’s education store here, you should be able to get this item for only $404. I cannot confirm this as I’m not a student myself and cannot log in to see that particular price. If you are a student and taking advantage of this deal, let us know in the comments below if it works.

A really brief specification of this laptop is as follows:

  • 6-inch (396.24-millimeter) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i5-5200U
  • 8GB memory/1TB HDD

Now, I know a bit about computers; knowledge which is all gleaned by a geeky sort of osmosis from current and past partners. From what I can see, the above laptop isn’t immensely powerful and it’s not going to run the latest games or amazing 3D modelling software with ease. However, it’s a basic model for simple home use. If you want a new laptop for doing a bit of office work, browsing the internet, maybe watching movies on Netflix, then this is just the ticket.

It has that 1TB hard drive which they say is “loads of storage.” In my opinion, it’s not loads. But this doesn’t have to affect us nowadays with being able to store anything in the cloud, on the likes of Dropbox. I have thousands of digital photos and home videos on my computer which take up a lot of space… but I also have cloud storage subscriptions and external hard drives, so a small hard drive isn’t terrible, these days.

This Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop also comes with a 5-in-1 card reader built-in. I find these incredibly handy to have on such a device. I can just slot the SD card from my digital SLR straight in and copy and paste photos with ease.

As for a price comparison, it’s really difficult to do easily because of the slightly differing specifications across the board – so we can’t compare like-for-like. The Dell Inspiron range actually starts at $600 on the Dell site itself, or this one at Best Buy which is $549.99 (though it’s a fairly different processor, a bit slower).

(Expires: 25th May 2015)

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May 23

Simple Sleep Double Folding Box Spring Frame Was $170 | Now $60 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Simple Sleep Double Folding Box Spring Frame Was $170 | Now $60 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

A bed frame and box spring in one, this durable folding box spring frame will help you sleep like a baby. This frame was $169.99 but is currently on sale for $59.99. This deal also meets the minimum for completely free shipping.

My husband and I have moved more times than I can count due to his work. The last time I moved, it was from a high-rise apartment to a condo. The elevator ended up backed up and our box spring and mattress ended up carried down eight stories. This put some significant stress on both our movers and on our box spring. Moving season is coming up this summer, and I am happy to say we are staying put this year.

If you move frequently or need a quick and easy bed solution, you should consider this double folding box spring frame today. This metal frame folds for easy storage, but when extended is a frame for a full sized bed. You will not need a box spring for this frame, simply slide your mattress on top and you have replaced both your box springs and bed frame. This frame is a durable steel frame that can hold up to 750 pounds. Included is a washable cover to hide the metal frame and give your bed a less industrial look. I bet you could also throw a bed skirt over top of that cover. Included also is brackets so you can attach your own headboard to the frame. This is ideal for those of you who like DIY projects and are interested in making your own headboard. If you need some inspiration, here are 40 headboards you can make by bedtime over at DIY & Crafts.

Walmart.ca had this exact frame, but it is currently out of stock. The listed price for this exact frame is $178. A very similar model created by the brand Structures by Malouf is available for $149.99 at Amazon.ca. You could also buy a similar folding frame in a full size made by KB Furniture at Lowes.ca for $316. This price at Best Buy is ideal.

There are no current reviews for this frame. The only complaints I have seen with this style of frame is that sometimes they squeak, but no one has made that comment about this brand and model. Most people seem thrilled how quickly and easily this style of bed sets up when looking at the reviews written for other brands.

This price is a steal for this durable frame, so I would suggest grabbing this deal while you can. I did have a few issues with the checkout where it told me the item was not available for delivery. After fussing with my zip code and address the order processed with free shipping for both a Toronto and Montreal address all the way up the final payment stage. This is bed is ideal for students, those who move often, a kid’s bed or even a spare bedroom.

(Expiry: 11th June 2015)

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May 23

Forever21 Canada Promo Code: Totally Free Shipping, No Minimum

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Forever21 Canada Promo Code: Totally Free Shipping, No Minimum

Today only, use the coupon code below to get completely free shipping on your order at Forever21. Normally they have free shipping on $60, but they sometimes put out coupon codes for free shipping on $21. Its not all that often that you see completely free shipping and I’m sure its because they have so many very low-cost deals!

Click here to shop @ Forever21.com now

  • Coupon Code: SHIPFREE
  • Discount: free shipping
  • Expiry: 23rd May 2015

When I say low cost deals, I mean the 500 favourites under $5 or the summer favourites under $25. Shopping in either section will net you a sweet deal and it will ship to you absolutely free.

How cute is this paisley print strapless romper for only $14.90? You know you’ll keep cool in this romper, but personally, I believe you should be in your 20s or younger to wear this. While this may get me flamed, I just feel like this is a style for a young person, not someone older. Besides, I have three kids and if I wore something without straps, I’m going to be that at some point I’ll be flashing everyone around as a kid will have accidentally pulled the top down. That’s just forward thinking.

Forever21 is not just a store for women, little girls can get fashionable clothing too. This tiered floral print cami is very cute and stylish for any age. Regularly $16.80, on sale for $13.20.

Everyone needs socks and these seahorse ankle socks are hilarious! I would totally wear these, as I only wear ankle socks and they are not just for the young ladies. They are only $1.90. You could truly just order these socks and you’ll get free shipping and when they get to your door, be like, I only paid $2 for these socks to get to my mailbox!

If you are plus sized and looking for the bathing suit for summer, I’m loving this mesh moment keyhole swimsuit. Regularly $35.80, it is now only $24.99.

Bargainmoosers, what are you going to get from Forever21 with free shipping today?

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May 23

Double Interest Rate & $50 in Bonuses @ Tangerine Canada

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Double Interest Rate & $50 in Bonuses @ Tangerine Canada

Tangerine Canada is now offering double interest2.10% – for six months on all new savings accounts PLUS you can earn up to $50 as well.

This promotion is fairly simple. Open a Tangerine Savings Account, Tax-Free Savings Account, or RSP Savings Account to receive 2.10% interest for six months (double 1.05% regular interest). Now, if you are near retirement, then you need to open an RIF Savings Account because you will receive 3.00% interest for six months.

On top of this double-interest promotion, you can qualify for up to $50 in bonuses. When you sign up, use orange key “Orange25″ for a $25 bonus to be deposited in your account. I highly recommend getting an orange key from a friend instead, as you will receive $50 instead of $25. (Note: no personal advertising is allowed on this blog so please don’t comment with your orange codes. I would like nothing more than to share my code, but those are the rules).

The second part of this promotion takes a bit of time. Set up an Automatic Savings Program (ASP) of $100 or more per month. That means money from your chequing account will automatically transfer to your savings account. All deposits will earn double interest of course. When you keep your ASP deposit going for the full six continuous months, then you will receive an additional $25 cash bonus.

Now, you will want to open a Chequing Account as well – and the $120 Payday bonus has been extended for new chequing accounts. If you are opening both a new chequing account and a new savings account (as a new customer), then you have the potential to earn up to $195 between the two (when you get a friend’s orange key).

Last time I posted about a Tangerine deal, Mooser Sandy had this to say:

I’ve had a Tangerine account for a few years now. Its where I have my TFSA and our vacation account. I set up regular transfers to both and its great because its not part of my regular bank account, therefore I don’t see the money growing and risk taking it out for something else. I have had one referral and its great, free money for both.

This promotion just started on May 11, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of it yet. For the savings account double interest promotion and $50 – $75 in bonuses, you must enrol by the 31st of July 2015.

(Expiry: 31st July 2015)

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May 22

How to Save Money Cleaning your Home

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money Cleaning your Home

There are certain aspects of cleaning my home that I like, and there are some that I really dislike (like cleaning the bathroom and kitchen for example).  I must admit that I am guilty of buying different cleaners for different areas of my home.  I have an arsenal of cleaning supplies from CLR cleaner spray that I just bought, to Scrubbing Bubbles, to VIM to clean my stove.  I have even contemplated hiring a cleaner to help clean my home for me just because I feel like I can’t get it to be as clean as I would like it myself, however, thankfully it has not come to this stage yet because that would be serious lifestyle inflation.

Even though most of us probably do not enjoy cleaning our homes, it is something that just has to be done.  So it makes sense to save money doing it because it’s a need not a want!  Here are some ways to save money cleaning your home.

When Cleaning Your Home, Stick to the Basics

Like I mentioned above, I am guilty of buying new-fangled cleaning supplies in hopes that it cleans better than the rest (when usually that is not the case).  Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice can get you through most of your cleaning. Check out the post on three household must haves that will save you money.  Not only will it be better for the environment (less packaging, less toxic chemicals in our water system) but it will be better for your pocketbook.  Vinegar (less than $2 for a container) sure beats buying $7.99 CLR spray that is on sale!

Here are 8 more frugal and fabulous uses for vinegar if you’re interested.  In addition, if you are interested in being a frugal and organic cleaner, check out this post.

Clean Out the Stuff that You Tend to Ignore

Sometimes it’s hard to remember regular maintenance on certain things.  However, neglecting to do these regular checks can cause your energy bill to be higher than is necessary.  For example, Wisebread recommends that you clean the dust off the refrigerator coils on the back of your refrigerator.  If you let the dust accumulate, it acts as an insulator and causes your fridge to work harder than is necessary (meaning your energy bills will be higher than is necessary).  All it takes is for you to unplug your refrigerator, move it so you have access to the coils, and dust the coils off.  If your fridge is in an area where it is hard to accumulate dust, even better… but it wouldn’t hurt to check it out once in a while.

Declutter Your Home

AARP highly recommends that you declutter your home and get rid of junk.  The less stuff you have the less you’ll need to clean.  For me, that may mean decluttering my desk.  I have a lot of things that I am too lazy to move off the shelf and dust, so one idea might be to remove all those things and get rid of them so I won’t have to move them to dust the shelf!  The best part is that you can sell these things at a garage sale.  Here’s a post on 4 tips to make money at your next garage sale to get you started.  At the last garage sale I was at, we made over $800.  I’ll definitely be trying to arrange a garage sale again this year.

Prevent Those Water Spots from Building Up

MoneyNing recommends that you wipe down your faucets and fixtures with WD40 and then polish the faucets and shower doors with wax paper to repel water longer.  Personally I use a squeegee after I shower to prevent those water spots from sticking around and it has worked wonders for me.  It saves me from having to clean the bathroom shower doors.

Don’t Buy Brand Name

Instead of buying a Swiffer container of wet Swiffer wipes for $20 (or however much it costs), I go to Dollarama to stock up on my cleaning supplies.  I buy a package of wet wipes for their “Swiffer” for $1.25, bought their Swiffer type broom stick ($2 for the stick and $1-2 for the actual piece that touches the floor) and use that instead of an actual Swiffer to clean my apartment.

Bargainmoosers, are there other ways you  like to save money on cleaning your home?

Photo credit: Jaymie Koroluk

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May 22

Get Two Free $10 Gift Cards For Tim Hortons & Shoppers Drug Mart When You Spend $75 @ Shoppers Drug Mart Canada

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Get Two Free $10 Gift Cards For Tim Hortons & Shoppers Drug Mart When You Spend $75 @ Shoppers Drug Mart Canada

This weekend is the perfect time to do some shopping at your local Shopper’s Drug Mart Canada. During Shoppers Drug Mart’s The Perfect Pair Event, you will get a $10 Shoppers Drug Mart Card as well as a $10 Tim Horton’s Card when you spend $75 on almost anything in the store. This offer is going to be valid on Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24 only.

Whether you are shopping for makeup or grocery items, you won’t want to miss shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart this weekend. When you spend $75 or more you will receive a $10 Tim Hortons gift card as well as a $10 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card to use on a future purchase. Take a look in the weekly flyer before hand and see what deals you can combine with these one to reap the best benefits.

There are quite a few items that cannot be included in the $75 to get these freebies, so shop wisely. The items include lottery tickets, stamps, event tickets, transit tickets, gift cards, phone cards, prescriptions, codeine products. The $10 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card does expire on June 14th, but you can use it on any purchase that exceeds $10. The Tims card does not have an expiry date listed, but I wouldn’t imagine that it expires.

So what’s on sale this week that you can spend $75 on? Good question. Shoppers Drug Mart Canada has Aveeno and Neutrogena sun and shave care products on sale for 30% off. These are both important for having fun in the sun. If you prefer not to shave, Veet Hair Removal products are on sale for 20% off as well. When it comes to household products, I would definitely take a look at Air Wick Air Fresheners, Finish Dishwasher or Lysol household cleaning products which have select types and sizes on sale for 30% off the regular price. Don’t forget, if you are a Shoppers Optimum Member, you will also earn Optimum Rewards on your purchase, to save even more money in the future.

Funny, this Shoppers Drug Mart promotion used to be called the “Double Double Event”, I wonder why that changed. Either way, I can’t complain about a free $10 Tim Hortons card, as I happen to be fueled by their beverages it seems.

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 22

David’s Tea: Purchase Steeper & Get 15% Off Loose Leaf Tea All Summer

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Davids Tea: Purchase Steeper & Get 15% Off Loose Leaf Tea All Summer

David’s Tea has the most interesting summer promotion. Purchase either a steeper or a pitcher to receive 15% off loose-leaf tea all summer long.

Click here to shop steepers and pitchers @ David’s Tea now

  • Coupon Code: SUMMERSTEEPER
  • Discount: 15% off loose-leaf tea all summer
  • Expiry: 25th August 2015

Pitchers start at just $28 and steepers cost $30. A few fancier pitchers cost $35. While I really like the design of the pitchers, I just do not drink my tea cold unless I forget about it. However, the steeper is totally on my wish list. You simply dump the tea leaves into the steeper and add water. The two float around together for a bit and then the water is strained from the tea leaves when you fill your cup. They are brilliant, and i would totally pick up the The Steeper Clear for $30 (36 oz).

This coupon does not stack on top of sale teas. To take advantage of the loose-leaf tea offer, I added 100g of Chocolate Macaroon tea to my cart. This tea is currently rivalling my previous favourite (Birthday Cake) as it just tastes so delicious. 100g retails for $15.50 but the 100g of tea comes down to $13.17 with this deal. You also receive a free tin with tea purchases of 100g or more.

Davids Tea: Purchase Steeper & Get 15% Off Loose Leaf Tea All Summer

This offer is valid on all orders after May 6th until August 25th. You must be a ‘frequent steeper‘ (membership is free) in order to take advantage of this deal. I have linked to information on the frequent steeper program. With the program, you earn 1 point for every dollar you spend. When you reach 100 points, you can redeem it for 50g of tea. The only catch is that you must sign up in store.

I am not sure how you would get 15% off your loose-leaf tea on orders after the steeper… you may just use the same coupon code or they will send you one in your package. Alternatively, it may be linked to your frequent steeper card so you will automatically receive the discount for the rest of the summer. Only loose-leaf tea is included in this deal: gift packs are not included.

This offer is available both in stores and online. If you are in store, you may want to ask how this works for the rest of the summer after you have made your initial purchase.

Receive free shipping on $50 and three free samples with every order.

(Expiry: 25th August 2015)

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May 22

(73% Off!) Home Depot Canada: $2436 Off Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set – Now $929 + $199 Shipping

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

(73% Off!) Home Depot Canada: $2436 Off Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set   Now $929 + $199 Shipping

Have you been looking for the ultimate play thing for your kids? At Home Depot, the Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set was originally priced as high as $3365 but is now on sale for just $929, which is a nearly 73% discount. Shipping is $199.

Oh man, if I had the budget and the yard space for this play set, I would totally get it right now! You won’t find it at your local Home Depot store as it’s only sold online and though it’s on backorder, you can still purchase it right now and the estimated ship time is 10-16 days.

The Playstar Great Escape play set features all of the following activities:

  • spiral tube slide
  • adventure tunnel
  • climbing wall
  • monkey bars
  • finished lowered deck
  • rock wall
  • climbing robe
  • telescope
  • play handles
  • bronco rider
  • swing
  • gym rings

Plus, it even has a clubhouse and a picnic table! So, even though shipping is $199, I say it’s worth it because it will be delivered straight to your door and you won’t have to worry about lugging all the pieces around. Chances are that if you were to buy it in-stores, you would need to rent truck, so at least it saves that headache!

Even though the initial “regular” price has probably been upped to make it seem like a more shocking deal than it is, there’s no debating that it’s still an awesome offer from Home Depot. I had a look around and found the Playstar Super Star build it yourself silver play set on sale for $899 (reg. $2100). Yes, it’s slightly cheaper and shipping is only $99 but, and here’s the real kicker, you need to supply all of your own lumber, whereas for the gold one, all the pieces come pre-cut and ready to assemble.

What’s funny is that for the build it yourself one, it even says: “build yourself and save”, which could perhaps hold true if we compare the regular prices of the play set but when you think about its current sale price vis-a-vis the built one but it just goes to prove even more just how awesome of a deal the gold one is and this, even with the shipping fee.

It will probably take a couple of days to assemble but at least you won’t have to worry about buying all the lumber and cutting it yourself. The boards on this set are all marked for easy identification and assembly.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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