October 20

Wool Overs Promo Code: $10 Off Any Order

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Wool Overs Promo Code: $10 Off Any Order

In celebration of having reached one million customers worldwide, Woolovers is offering a $10 credit on any order but only for a limited time.

Click here to shop @ Woolovers.ca now

  • Coupon Code: AMILLION
  • Discount: $10 off
  • Expiry: 24th October 2014

Polyester is great and all but if you want a piece of clothing that will last you longer than one season and will feel better on your skin, then naturally-made clothes is the way to go and that’s exactly what Woolovers offers. All of their clothes are made from either cotton, wool or cashmere and surprisingly, nearly all of the options are very budget-friendly.

To really get the most bang for your buck, head over to the “special offers” section first. For instance, I found the striped henley shirt on sale for $26 (reg. $36) or 2 for $46. It’s a striped sweater that comes in seven different colour variations (i.e. cerise/ linen, cobalt/ spearmint, etc.) and is made from 30% silk and 70% cotton.

The one sweater that really caught my attention though is the asymmetric buttoned vesttop on sale for $58 (or 2 for $106). Available in nine colours, it’s made from 30% cashmere and 70% merino and actually boasts close to 60 reviews with 5/5 stars! Here’s one review that particularly stood out to me:

Oh My goodness !! I am new to Woolovers and bought this top on the reviews of others and have to say that I am SOOOOO pleased with it !!! It is so comfy and stylish and the quality is fantastic !! And the service is brilliant too ! I am about to order another 2 in different colours !! Thank you Woolovers !!

My hubby’s birthday is coming up in a week and since he loves sweaters and I have been ever so slowly steering him away from the synthetically made ones, I’m definitely going to take advantage of the code above to get the cable zip mock neck sweater in sand colour. Down to $42 (reg. $52), it’s made from cashmere cotton and judging by the 20 near perfect reviews, it’s super soft and can easily be worn in either cooler of warmer temperatures without being too bulky. It’s also unisex.

Shipping is free on orders over $150, otherwise a $10 fee will apply. If your order doesn’t reach the $150 minimum threshold for free shipping, then the $10 discount will essentially cover the shipping, thus resulting in free shipping! Wool Overs Promo Code: $10 Off Any Order

For more Woolovers promo codes, always be sure to check the Bargainmoose forum.

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October 20

Toys R Us Canada: 50% Off All $14.99 And Under Play-Doh Products

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Toys R Us Canada: 50% Off All $14.99 And Under Play Doh Products

Today’s deal should be an enticing one for those that have children who love Play-Doh! For a limited time, when you purchase Play-Doh that’s $14.99 and under at Toys R Us, you’ll get 50% off each item! You can save on some great sets, like the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Disney Mouskatools Set ($7.47 – was $14.99), Sweet Shoppe Candy Jar Set ($7.47 – was $14.99), and even a Play-Doh Classic Colours 4-Pack ($2.47 – was $4.99). If you spend at least $25 on your total order, you’ll also get free shipping!

When you click on the link above, you can find a huge selection of great Play-Doh products that were originally $14.99 and under, allowing you to take advantage of this 50% off deal! The most that you’ll be paying for each of these Play-Doh items (since the discount is already applied for the eligible products) is $7.47, so these would be great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

As a child, I loved Play-Doh. I eventually started to use plaster-cine when I was 8, but I really had a fun time making characters out of Play-Doh. I think it’s one of the most creative products for children that are out there, since it allows them to use their imagination and create something from scratch. I know it allowed me to explore my artistic side as a child, and I will definitely buy plenty of Play-Doh for my children when that day comes (I’m in no rush at the moment).

To show you how much of a great deal this is, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Disney Mouskatools Set normally sells for $12.94 at WalMart (currently out of stock), and it’s $11.99 US on Amazon’s American website. Listed below is a brief review of this Play-Doh set from a satisfied Amazon customer:

My two-year-old twin boys are huge fans of Mickey Mouse Club House, so I had to get this play-doh toy. I was pleasantly surprised at how toddler friendly the accessories are. My boys were able to use all of them with ease. Plus they love that it’s their favorite character, Mickey.

This deal won’t be around for very long, so take advantage of these savings on Play-Doh products while you still can! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day, my fellow bargain hunters!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 20

Future Shop Canada: Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow 2 Pack | Was $100 Now $30

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Future Shop Canada: Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow 2 Pack | Was $100 Now $30

Oh hey there, Bargainmoosers! If you’re looking for a way to get more comfort during your designated sleep time (also known as “whenever you finally get home from work”), then this deal at Future Shop might pique your interest. For a limited time, you can purchase a Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow (2 Pack) for just $29.99! These memory foam pillows normally cost $99.99, so you’re saving $70 with this deal! You’ll also qualify for free shipping, which is always a nice bonus!

This Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow (2 Pack) is great for those that have some issues with their current pillows. Without the proper support for your neck and head, it can lead to you waking up sore and stiff, which can be tough to deal with. Thankfully, this Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow (2 Pack) can help you get the rest that you deserve, since the memory foam technology can conform to the natural shape of your head and neck.

I originally got a memory foam pillow about 11 years ago, and I used that same pillow for 9 years! It’s currently on my old bed at my parent’s house right now, but I really loved that pillow (and trust me, it was much more expensive than today’s deal is). It provided me with the comfort I needed, and I no longer had to rely on using 2 pillows to rest comfortably.

If you were to purchase this Simple Sleep Memory Foam Standard Pillow (2 Pack) at WalMart, it would cost you $59, and it’s currently on sale at Best Buy for $36.99 (it’s on sale today only). I’ve included a brief review of some similar memory foam pillows from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

These pillows are incredible! They conform to the curve of the neck and are very comfortable to sleep on. They haven’t gotten flat like regular pillows which I like about it.

This deal will expire before midnight tonight. I hope you’re all enjoying your day, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 20th October 2014)

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October 20

WalMart Canada: Save 50% On Select Halloween Clearance Items

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM

WalMart Canada: Save 50% On Select Halloween Clearance Items

We love hearing about clearance sales! Today, WalMart has some of their Halloween products on clearance, which can help you all save 50% on some of these spooky products! Some of the items that you can save 50% on include this Animated Airblown Inflatable Black Cat On Pumpkin ($29.50 – was $59), a 24-Piece Light Up Tombstone Set ($9.50 – was $19), Airblown Inflatable Rainbow Wings ($5, was $10), and even a Colossal Carving Kit ($3, was $6). You’ll also get free shipping with your order! You can check out more clearance items by clicking on the link below.

There are also some other great items that you can save 50% on, like this adorable Iron Man Candy Holder ($14.50 – was $29), a Giant Airblown Inflatable Pumpkin Reaper ($39.50 – was $79), an Airblown Inflatable Witch With Cauldron ($17 – was $34), and my personal favourite, this Animated Airblown Inflatable Cat ($39.50 – was $79).

If you’ve been procrastinating and still haven’t purchased any Halloween decorations or items, then this clearance sale will certainly be appealing to you. Even if you don’t usually get Halloween decorations, you should at least consider getting a Colossal Carving Kit - after all, it’s incredibly fun to carve a pumpkin!

I think it’s fun to carve pumpkins, especially when you can print off a trace sheet online to help you make a wonderful Jack-O-Lantern! My challenge this year will be to carve Hulk Hogan’s Fu Manchu moustache on to a pumpkin – wish me luck!

These are some great prices for these items! For example, the Iron Man Candy Holder that’s currently selling for $14.50 at WalMart is $32.50 at Entertainment Earth! I’ve included a brief review of the Airblown Inflatable Rainbow Wings from a satisfied WalMart customer below:

Bought this for my niece and she loves it!! All you need is a dress(in my niece’s case, a second hand prom dress) and add those wings – VOILA! A beautiful fairy! 

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 20

Best Buy Canada: Buy 3 Select PS4 Titles And Get 25% Off Each Game

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Best Buy Canada: Buy 3 Select PS4 Titles And Get 25% Off Each Game

Calling all PS4 gamers! Best Buy is currently having a decent deal for those that are looking to augment their Sony PS4 video game collection – when you purchase at least 3 select PS4 games, you’ll get 25% off of each game! That’s a sweet deal for those that are doing their Christmas shopping now – after all, if you’re planning to buy some of these games anyways, why not take advantage of these savings? You’ll also qualify for free shipping with your order.

There are quite a few PS4 games that you can choose from for this deal, including many titles that were recently released! Most of the titles that qualify for this deal are at least $40 (except for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Rayman Legends, and Trials Fusion, which are $29.99 each). Some of the titles that you can save on with this deal include the recently released and highly popular Destiny ($52.49 - was $69.99), EA Sports UFC ($52.49 - was $69.99), NHL 2015 ($52.49 - was $69.99), Diablo III ($41.24 - was $54.99), and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn ($33.74 - was $44.99). If the game is at least $40, it will qualify for this deal. Remember that you have to purchase at least 3 of these PS4 games to qualify for this deal – if you did, you’ll see the amount that you’re saving in your shopping cart.

I don’t have a PS4 system yet, but it looks like there’s plenty of great games that are currently out. From classic sports titles like FIFA 2015 to the latest popular titles like Destiny, the PS4 is definitely picking up some steam!

If you were to purchase these titles anywhere else, you’d be paying the regular retail prices that Best Buy usually charges – for example, Destiny was just released about a month ago, and it’s more than $69 everywhere (it’s $69.99 at Future Shop, and $69.96 at WalMart). I’ve listed a brief review of Destiny for the PS4 from a satisfied Future Shop customer below:

Since I received my copy of Destiny for PS4 I have not been able to stop playing it. It puts Titanfall to shame!

This deal may not last for long, so check it out while it’s still valid! Happy gaming, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 20

Amazon Canada: Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder with Case and Mounts | Was $80 Now $49

Posted by on October 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Amazon Canada: Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder with Case and Mounts | Was $80 Now $49

Good morning, my fellow deal hunters! Speaking of deals, Amazon’s having a sale on their Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder. This action camera normally costs $79.99, but you can now buy this great action camera for $48.95! Best of all, you’ll also get free shipping with your order!

This Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder is the ultimate accessory for thrill seekers! Just mount this waterproof action camera to your head or your bike, and you’re good to go! It has a myriad of great features, and it comes with waterproof casing, and a bicycle mount and stand accessories. You can learn more about this great action camera by clicking on the link above.

When I went on a canoe trip a few months ago, it was the first time that I saw one of these action cameras. I’ve heard of them, but I never saw one in-person until the day of that canoe trip, when one of my friends decided to bring one with him. He had it strapped on to his head, and he used it to record his adventure down the rapids. This Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder would be a great gift for those that love to be active!

If you were to purchase this Sakar Vivitar 5 Mp Pro Waterproof Action Camcorder at Tiger Direct, it would cost you $61.99 plus shipping. I’ve included a snippet of a review of this action camera from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

For the money the best deal going! I mounted it to my Motocycle helmet (mount included) and got movie quality riding video through the badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower etc… also I went on vacation in Cabo and got killer under water video of the local fish and coral reefs!

Take advantage of this deal before this action camera is out of stock! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 21st October 2014)

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October 19

Hudson’s Bay: Simmons BeautySleep Muirfield EuroTop Set Up to 75% Off

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Hudsons Bay: Simmons BeautySleep Muirfield EuroTop Set Up to 75% Off

Hudson’s Bay Canada has a phenomenal deal on this Simmons BeautySleep Muirfield EuroTop Set. Receive up to 75% off this mattress and regular or low profile box spring set. This set cannot be ordered online; it must be phoned in or bought in store.

I find it super inconvenient that you cannot order the set online. I hate that you must phone in to place your order, as I hate phoning companies. You can also pop into your local store if you are in the neighborhood and place the order there. I suggest bringing a copy of the sale page or having your smartphone along so you can show them the price.

Speaking of prices, here is how the discount tier looks:

  • Twin Was $1,198 | Now $398
  • Double Was $1,398 | Now $468
  • Queen Was $1,498 | Now $498
  • King Was $1,998 | Now $668

This is a firm support mattress with a memory foam layer to support your back and provide contouring, pressure-relieving comfort. The queen size mattress has 768 pocket coils with a 360-degree wrap around foam. The wrap around foam provides comfort for those who tend to sleep on the end of their bed, just clinging to the mattress for safety.

The mattress is Euro top style and they recommend a low profile base to make it easier to climb in and out of bed. These mattresses tend to be very thick so it can be quite the jump to get into bed if you have a higher base.

With a 10-year warranty, your bed is sure to last.

I checked with their chat line to see if I could order the mattress online, but it was a no go. For ordering, you can contact the main Hudson’s bay line:

Im so sorry you had to call in to purchase that from our Major home Fashions that department closed at 9pm EST on Sunday they will reopen tomorrow morning at 7am EST mattresses can only be ordered through them at 1-888-257-6784

I got that response from their customer service. You can also contact your nearest store and go through them.

Overall, I think this mattress is a fantastic buy for anyone that is on a budget and needs to replace his or her old bed. A queen set for $500 is just fantastic! A better sleep leads to a happier and more productive you.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 19

Under Armour Canada: Men’s ColdGear Infrared Snocone Pants $105 (Was $185)

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Under Armour Canada: Men’s ColdGear Infrared Snocone Pants $105 (Was $185)

Snow is coming. Prepare for winter with the Men’s ColdGear Infrared Snocone Pants from Under Armour. Originally $184.99, these snow pants are now on sale for $104.99, thus saving you $80.

There are so many reasons to like this deal. First of all, you save 43% on the original price of these snow pants. As we are just entering the winter season, that is a pretty steep discount to see this far into October. Not only do you save $80, you also have a full selection of sizes. Small through extra-large is still in stock at Under Armour Canada.

The ColdGear pants are 100% waterproof and breathable. They are filled with Primaloft insulation, which is lightweight, water-resistant, breathable, and you can compress it without losing warmth. Insulation inside the pants is strategically places at places where you need it more. The main body has 40g with the seat and knees at 60g for extra warmth.

Frankly, I had no clue what infrared pants would be but the description says it is a print technology used on the interior to retain heat without adding weight to your pants. These sound great for anyone who works outside in the cold. Speaking of working in your snow pants, they come with a built-in boot gaiter (6″ zip gusset) to secure around your boots and prevent heat loss. The waistband is adjustable and has belt loops so you can secure it yourself. There are also several pockets for stuffing hand warmers, snack bars, and other goodies.

All pants appear to have a 32″ inseam that will work for many men but not all, unfortunately. It is a shame they do not have a couple different lengths so that the tall and the short have better options. There is nothing like poor fitting snow pants to dampen your mood.

There are two matching jackets for these ColdGear Infrared Snocone Pants and both are on sale. Pick up the Men’s ColdGear Infrared Tripper 3-in-1 Jacket for $206.99 (Was $344.99) or get the Men’s ColdGear Infrared Alpinlite Max Jacket for $138 (Was $229.99). Sizes are limited in both the coats with medium, large, XL, and 3XL represented.

Under Armour offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so any one of these three items will ship for free. Get yours now before the weather turns cold and you are knee deep in snow.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 19

Amazon Canada: More $5 Blu Rays

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Amazon Canada: More $5 Blu Rays

While shopping for new movies, I ran across a selection of Blu Ray movies for just $5 or less. You seriously cannot get a better deal on a Blu Ray movie unless someone gives one to you, so I thought I would share this awesome little find with my Moosers!

You can buy fourteen movies on Blu Ray for $5 apiece. I did a list like this back in May, so I thought I would point out the new additions to the section instead of going back over the ones that have been there for a while.  Without further ado, here they are:

As you can see, there is a nice new crop of $5 Blu Ray movies up for grabs along with seven others previously mentioned that are still available.

Your best savings is on the new Robocop, which is a cult classic movie about a dystopian society. It foretold the demise of Detroit (haha!). It is also quite famous for its commercials. I have never seen this movie, but upon asking my husband if Robocop was worth $5, he said it certainly was and probably was worth even more.

I recommend The Transporter as it is a fantastic action based movie and my father quite enjoys it. I love this reviewer’s comment:

So much action, in fact, that the story doesn’t matter. It plays like a young man’s fantasy – fast cars, things that blow up, and a pretty girl to decorate the scene. The English actor, Jason Statham, is cast as the cooler than cool hero.

I would be remiss if I did not mention House of the Dead right before Halloween. It is probably the worst horror movie you will ever watch judging by the reviews on Amazon. However, if you are a fan of the horror genre then you will probably watch it anyway and cringe all the way at the bad acting and the plot that makes absolutely no sense.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 19

Pizza Pizza: $2 Smile Pizzas on October 21st For Charity

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Pizza Pizza: $2 Smile Pizzas on October 21st For Charity

For just one day only, Tuesday October 21st, you will be able to grab something very delicious to eat, and not only will it be a great price, but the money will also go to charity.  Pizza Pizza is having a promotion on Tuesday and offering 10″ half smile pizzas for just $2 each all day.

This pizza is half of a 10″ pizza with pepperonis in the shape of a smile.  Essentially, you will be getting half of a medium pepperoni pizza for just $2 each.  That is an awesome deal as a medium peperoni pizza retails for a lot more than that on an average day.

This deal will be in effect from open until close and you can get as many as you would like for just $2 each. Each pizza is packed with lots of pepperoni slices in the shape of a smile but you will not be able to get extra toppings on them, as this is a specialty pizza for this day only.  You can grab a few of them for barely any money at all and treat your coworkers for lunch. I wish there was a location near me to take advantage of this awesome deal. Unfortunately, Alberta just has Pizza 73 locations.

This great cause has been happening every single year since 2007 at Pizza Pizza. A portion of the proceeds from these smile pizzas will be donated to the 14 different hospitals that are a part of The Children’s Miracle Network. Additionally, if you are unable to take advantage of this deal, Pizza Pizza will be donating the proceeds of any medium plain cheese or pepperoni pizza to The Children’s Miracle Network.  This will happen throughout the rest of the month of October.

Since they have started this charity deal, they have raised over $1,300,000 for children´s charities across the country. That is a pretty impressive number.

Not only is this a great cause, this is a great deal as well.  You can grab a $2 lunch or grab a couple of them for inner for your family.

It does not actually say whether this is dine-in only or if you can order takeout so you may want to check with your local store to get the details.

(Valid October 21st, 2014 only)

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October 19

Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

It’s not too late! If you hurry, you can save 60% off canvas prints at Snapfish Canada right now, but only when you enter the code below at checkout!

Click here to customize your own canvas print @ Snapfish.ca now

  • Coupon Code: CANVASOCTCA
  • Discount: 60% off canvas prints
  • Expiry: 20th October 2014

Every day, I take dozens of pictures on my phone and I’m certain that many of you Moosers are the exact same way because of how much smart phones have simplified this task. But have you even printed any of your pictures? I haven’t. They’re all still in my phone, with the exception of the odd couple of times that I have had to transfer them onto my computer in order to make room for even more picture taking.

As such, I’ll be taking advantage of Snapfish Canada’s promotion to create a small collage of my baby’s pictures. I plan on creating a couple of canvases of varying sizes to then either hang in my own hallway or perhaps even give as gifts to the grandparents! Snapfish Canada Promo Code: 60% Off Canvas Prints

Here are the prices that you can expect to see once you apply the code at checkout:

  • 8″ x 10″: reg. $59/ now $23.60
  • 11″ x 14″: reg. $79/ now $31.60
  • 16″ x 20″: reg. $99/ now $39.60
  • 20″ x 24″: reg. $119/ now $47.60

The canvases at Snapfish Canada are professionally printed onto conservation-grade canvases and are finished with a satin top coat. The great part about them is that they portray a gallery-feel as the fact that they’re 1.5″ in depth helps the picture to really stand out. Each canvas is also wrapped around the edges for an even more professional look.

Canvases are great and all, but if you don’t have enough room on your walls for those and would prefer to get any other photo item, then make sure to use our Bargainmoose exclusive Snapfish Canada promo code that Eva recently blogged about instead as it will allow you to save 30% off everything. At Snapfish Canada, you can customize your own photo mugs, books, cards, posters, calendars, puzzle and even hockey pucks, along with a whole slew of other cool items.

Shipping is at a flat rate of $9.99 per canvas and $2.99 for each additional one that you add to your cart. Keep in mind that it will take a couple of days for your order to be processed and printed, but it should be shipped within 7-10 days.

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October 19

Knock-Off vs. Real Deal: How to Spot the Not

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Knock Off vs. Real Deal: How to Spot the Not

Last week, I went to Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, Cirque du Soleil’s newest production, and while the show was fantastic – well worth the price of admission – the food and the souvenirs were way overpriced (typical of a show of that caliber).

The prices would tempt anyone to try and find cheaper alternatives, which is why sometimes if you exit an event like Cirque du Soleil or (more typically) a concert, you’ll be quickly and immediately accosted by a bunch of guys selling t-shirts at a deep discount.

Has this happened to you? You’d know by how insistent these men were that you close the sale in minutes right on the spot. If you’d been there before, maybe you had a chance to take a close look at those shirts as well. No matter what event this happens at, they all come with the same M.O. From a distance those shirts look like the genuine article, basically identical to the ones you could get inside the venue. But if you look closely, the shirts are anything but — there are a few subtle changes that indicate they’re not exactly official merchandise.

So was that hasty purchase worth it to save a few dollars? Some Bargainmoosers (or is it Bargainmeeses?) may think so, but that purchase was counterfeit, which is why it happened so fast. The sellers were trying to get out of dodge before the cops caught wind. Hey, it’s a nice deal if you can get it, but counterfeit goods come at a cost.

You may not care that the sale of counterfeit goods increases the price of the real product or that you don’t know where the money you spent is going and counterfeit goods are often linked to terrorism, but you may care that counterfeit goods are of questionable quality and that money you saved may go right back into fixing the merchandise when it falls apart.

Whatever you think of counterfeit products, (good or bad) no Bargainmooser is worth their fake antlers if they can’t tell the difference between an artificial product and the genuine article.

So, below you’ll find a number of ways you can spot the not.

Look for Inconsistencies in the Packaging

The easiest way to spot a fake product is to look for differences in the packaging. Grammatical and spelling errors are common and rather obvious. We’re not talking about the occasional missing comma here. Instead, you’ll find random letters or typos in words they have no place in. Think “SOUTH AFRLCA” and “Assoxiation” for example. All of it is usually extremely obvious.

Even if there are no spelling mistakes, the printing quality would be rather shoddy. Look for colours that run or are different than those on the actual packaging you may have seen elsewhere. Look for warped or blurry text along with company logos that don’t quite look the same as the brand you think you’re buying.

Sometimes you’ll notice shoddy workmanship on the package itself. Sometimes counterfeit packages are partially or completely open before they even leave the seller’s hands. They might even be taped closed in a cheap and unprofessional way. If you see any of these many inconsistencies, they’re an absolute dead giveaway that what you’re getting isn’t exactly the real thing.

Look for Deals that Seem Too Good to be True

It’s not that counterfeit goods are always cheaper than the real products they are impersonating, but many of the deals you may be offered for them are generally ridiculously out of touch with the reality of the market. I mean, for crying out loud, who can afford to sell a brand new Louis Vuitton for $50 when the average price starts at $1,000 unless you are a counterfeiter? Exactly, nobody.

If you’re still in doubt, perhaps you should compare previous versions of the product you bought with this more suspect edition or, if this is your first time buying this product, go to the company website and compare what you have to what you see online.

Look for Shoddy Workmanship and Missing Pieces

Most companies take pride in their products, so seeing torn, frayed or broken merchandise should send up red flags immediately. If you see missing tags, decals or parts that are present on genuine versions of what you purchased, then you probably have a fake in your midst. All genuine products come with everything needed for their operation, including a user’s manual, product registration documents and accessories.

Therefore, if any of these are missing or different from what you’d typically expect, then you’ve likely been had by the seller. Again, it may not matter if something isn’t quite the same as the original, but can you think of anyone who wants a crappy product, even if they’re going for a deal?

Look for Safety Certification and Safety Standards Marks

If you’re buying electronics, you’d usually find a Canadian Standards Association mark if it’s a Canadian product and an Underwriter’s Laboratory or ETL mark if it’s an American product. All three marks certify that the product has been tested and meets North American safety standards In Europe, you’re looking for a CE mark to tell you that the merchandise is certified for safe use on that continent.

Counterfeit goods either don’t have these marks or have fake and generic versions of them. We recommend familiarizing yourself with what these marks really look like, so you know what to look for. Often, fake products will have the certification on the packaging, but not on the product itself and although the mark is of varying sizes on all products, they always look the same in terms of font and design. So, if these marks look different in any way, or they’re just nowhere to be found, then you probably have a fake product and a huge fire hazard on your hands.

Okay BargainMoosers, have any of you ever bought a fake product? If you have, tell us your story.

Photo credit: Ben

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October 19

Garage Clothing: BOGO 50% Off Jeans & Free Shipping

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Garage Clothing: BOGO 50% Off Jeans & Free Shipping

Garage Clothing is offering free shipping with no minimum required this week. You can also capitalize upon their BOGO 50% off jeans offer at the same time or scavenge the sale section for cheap buys.

All qualifying denim will say “Denim-Buy one, get one 50% off” underneath the price. I picked out the Velvet Burgundy High Waist Colored Jegging for $44.90 as my first pair. That over-saturated deep red is such a beautiful colour and jeggings are a trend that just keeps being popular. They cost $44.90. For my second pair, I chose the Medium Dark Marble Retro High Waist Jeggings that also cost $44.90. I will get 50% off these, bringing them down to $22.45. These are very retro and remind me so much of my mother. I think they would look cute with crop tops during the summer or look cozy paired with over-sized chunky sweaters for the winter.

The free shipping deal does not really shine with the jeans offer as, if you buy two pairs of jeans, you would get free shipping anyway. You really need to invade the sale section to understand truly how great free shipping can be. Let us do some shopping on a budget.

Score this Striped V-Neck Tee for only $5 (originally $14.90) in the sale section. All sizes except XL are in stock. The shirt sports nice colours – I like purple – and seems to be a decent length for my liking.

If you are an extra-small, then you can score one of the last sizes available in the Floral Open Back Halter Tank for just $5. The shirt originally retailed for $24.90 so you are saving a bundle of money. The shirt is meant to be overt but it can be easily layered for a bit more warmth during the winter.

Layering is a great way to turn summer clothes into practical autumn wardrobe choices. This “Reppin It” Side Slit Muscle Tank can peak out from under your cardigan for just $5, originally $19.90.

I also found a great little deal on no-show socks. Pick up one or several pairs with free shipping:

Buy any or all of these sweet deals and receive free shipping on your order. I am not sure when any of the individual clothing deals end.

(Expiry: 27th October 2014 for free shipping)

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October 19

Dynamite Canada: 50% off Blazers & Free Shipping

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Dynamite Canada: 50% off Blazers & Free Shipping

Dynamite Canada is offer free shipping with no minimum for this week. Take this time to indulge in a piece of clothing you have been eying up or haunt the sales section. They also have a whopping 50% off select blazers right now.

Both these deals are equally worthy of merit, so combined they make a stellar combo. The Basic Boyfriend Blazer was $59.90 and is reduced to $29.95 in your cart. Wear it to the office, for a job interview, or throw it over jeans and a tee for lunch out with your friends or your boyfriend’s parents. Usually, Dynamite has a free shipping minimum of $50 or more, so you would not get free shipping on the blazer alone. This time you can just purchase the blazer and get it shipped to you free. All the blazers are priced at $59.90, so they will each only cost $29.95 in your cart. I do not know when the 50% off blazers offer ends, so shop soon.

There are several other deals on right now. For those cold winter nights ahead of you, get 30% off wraps and cardigans. This Open Cardigan With Faux Leather Pockets was $49.90 and comes down to $34.90 in your cart. There are three colours to choose from and the faux leather adds a little touch of sophistication while you are bundled up.

For true bundling up, receive 30% off select outerwear right now. While not all coats are included in this offer, most will be discounted so check out the selection. If you live in the cold northern climate, this Winter Parka With Faux Leather might just be the ticket you need to a warm torso. Originally $129.90, the coat comes down to $90.93. I find it hard to spend over $100 on a winter coat, as I will only use it a few months of the year now. With this sale, you really do not have to spend too much.

You can also check out the sale section as it is absolutely brimming with great deals. Try these deals on for size:

With free shipping, you can just buy that tunic tank for $5 and get it shipped to you without anything else.

(Expiry: 27th October 2014 for free shipping)

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October 19

Best Buy Canada: CorLiving Low Back Adjustable Bar Stools 2 Pack | Was $178 Now $100

Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: CorLiving Low Back Adjustable Bar Stools 2 Pack | Was $178 Now $100

I hope you’re all enjoying your evening, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Best Buy is currently having a decent sale on their CorLiving Low Back Adjustable Bar Stools 2 Pack – normally retailing for $177.99, you can now buy these bar stools for $99.99! You’ll also get free shipping with your order, which makes this deal even better!

When you typically think about Best Buy, chances are that you don’t really think about their furniture selection. After all, they’re an electronics giant that’s known for always having the latest televisions, cell phones, movies, video games, and computers. However, they actually sell some great furniture online, and this CorLiving Low Back Adjustable Bar Stools 2 Pack is no exception.

These sleek, contemporary bar stools can be a great fit in your home. We currently have 2 black bar stools in our condo, and they look great next to the kitchen counter. These stools provide us with a comfortable place to have a quick meal, and they really look cool, too. My brother has several bar stools in his house, but he has some interesting uses for them – he has them in front of his arcade and pinball machines, so his guests that want to play these games can sit comfortably in front of these massive machines.

The best thing about bar stools is that they’re versatile. You can find many different uses for them, and they’re also easy to maneuver, so you can always move them around and change your set-up quickly and easily.

This CorLiving Low Back Adjustable Bar Stools 2 Pack currently sells for $134.99 on Amazon. I’ve listed a brief review of these bar stools from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

Quality and price are on point. Very elegant looking stools. Some assembly required, but very simple. You will be happy with these I am certain. They arrived in very well protected shipping package. 

If you’re looking for some high quality bar stools, all you need to do is check out this deal. Happy hunting, my fellow bargain hunters!

(Expiry: 30th October 2014)

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