June 30

4 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Move

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM

4 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Move

I am no stranger to moving. In the last ten years, I have moved five times. Just typing that is exhausting, but I have moved on average every two years with several of those moves being cross-country moves. One in five Canadians moves for work according to the Canada Post. The number of Canadians using the change of address service with Canada Post was 850,000 in 2012 alone. Our family is part of that number, and we have moved several times because of jobs. The number of movers also doubles in the summer compared to wintertime throughout Canada. If you are in Quebec, the number of people moving quadruples in July due to the longstanding July 1st moving day tradition.

Price Compare Professional Movers Versus DIY

When I was in university, I moved even more often than I do now. Often I would gather a few friends, a friend’s truck and shell out money for pizza and beer. Those days it was much easier to throw my stuff in my friend’s truck as my moves were much more compact.

Now that I have three people to consider in this move, it starts to make more sense economically to bring movers into the picture. According to The Star, on average movers can cost $1000 for a one bedroom move and $2000 for a three-bedroom house. When you are looking for movers, get recommendations from friends and family. When looking over online reviews, look for reviews that specifically mention how quick the movers were. Many movers charge by the hour and one tactic to wring more cash out of you can be dragging their feet. Make sure you get more than one quote to compare as it gives you the ability to haggle a little. Once you have settled on an estimate, getting everything in writing can help ensure that you are protected.

I have personally had a few great experiences with movers. I have tried hiring a friend’s well-intentioned teenager and ended up with a mattress dragged on the ground and multiple broken items. When we hired movers, we had much less breakage and the move went much quicker overall. Weigh your costs for DIY versus movers depending on the amount of stuff you have and how far you are moving.

Purge

4 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Move

Moving is an optimal time to cleanse your space. I start by trying to sell anything I do not want and think will sell. I now use Varagesale for these types of sales, but Craigslist is another option. You can also post to garage sale groups on Facebook. I have had great luck selling kids gear to others moms. Just check to make sure you know the rules of your group, and use common sense such as bringing someone with you for the sale.

At some point, I start giving and donating items that I do not want to move. It may seem counterproductive to give things away free, but many of these items would cost me more to move them then to rebuy or do without. Cheap holiday decorations, broken furniture, half-used bottles of cosmetics or lotions, clothes that are worn out, unused gift sets and many temporary fix items I have bought at the dollar store fall into this category. Do not pay to move these items that are cluttering your space.

One of the biggest projects I did before my last move was to digitize my book collection. Any book that I had both in an electronic format and paper, I donated or gifted the paper copy. I also traded paper copies with some friends for electronic format versions. Books are heavy to move, and changing to electronic versions cut out quite a few boxes I did not have to pay to move.

Scavenge For Boxes

4 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Move

Moving supplies costs add up. The tape, the sharpies, the bubble wrap and the round of beers you inevitably need after the fact. Cut your costs by scavenging for moving boxes ahead of time. U-Haul charges $186.85 for a one to two bedroom kit of boxes. For a three to four bedroom kit, you will shell out $354.70. That does not include when you discover you have twelve more boxes of books that need to be boxed up. If you start scavenging early, you can usually gather plenty of free boxes in advance. Here are some suggestions of places to look.

  • Check the local wine or beer store. These boxes are generally exceptionally sturdy and usually are clean.
  • Ask friends and family
  • Tap into your social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Watch for free boxes on Freecycle
  • Bring home printer paper boxes from your work.
  • Ask the manager at your local grocery store. I find if you ask ahead, they will sometimes save them or tell you what day their shipment is so you can swing by for boxes they were getting rid of.

You can use coffee filters as cheap packaging materials for glass. They are cheap and a nice substitute for newspapers which leaves ink on your glassware. I do recommend using extra sheets, blankets or towels as packing materials in boxes, but make sure you leave a set out for each bed in your house. I like to use them in boxes that are within the same room. For example, I use kitchen towels to help pack glassware and blankets to help pack bedroom items. This makes it easier to find everything once I am unpacking boxes.

Move Next Year Or Renovate

4 Tips To Save Money On Your Next Move

I know this point may seem counterproductive, but the reality is that moving costs add up. Being a person who has moved mostly for jobs, I was surprised to read in the Financial Post that 16% of repeat home buyers move because they are bored with their house and that the average Canadian will own 4.5 to 5.5 houses. That does not even include rental units where people commonly move in an out of units as if there is a revolving door.

If you are bored with your space, you can save much more money by staying put. Change up your space by painting, moving the furniture around and making other smaller changes to freshen up your place. If you need a little more space, you may want to consider renovating your place. If your kitchen or bathroom is not modern, these are both great places to add value to your home through renovations. Consider adding a deck or sunroom to expand the amount of living space you have. If you still want to move, take the time to consider your options, needs and wants before making the leap to a new home.

Bargainmoosers, how do you save money when you are moving?

(Image Credit: Eddy Van 3000, Thomas Galvez, Matt Cornock, Vida Dimovska)

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June 30

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Canada Day is nearly upon us and if you’ll be off work, as you should be, then here are a couple of contests for you to enter to pass the time!

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Live Out There

2x Mountaineering Getaway
(incl. $2k hardwear, GoPro camera
& $500 spending money)

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

wDish.com

$500 Shop.ca gift card

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Roam Mobility

1 year of USA roaming
+ Apple Watch support

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

True Cuddles

Yummi Pouch +
cloth snack bag

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Retro Glam

$100 gift card x 2

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Second Cup

Free coffee for 1 year

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Purex

1 Year’s supply of detergent
(10 winners)

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

The Shopping Channel

Daily prizes +
spa getaway in South Beach, FL

Contest Round Up: Free Coffee For 1 Year, Mountaineering Getaway, Gift Cards & More!

Divine.ca

$150 Hush Puppies gift card

Good luck Moosers!

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June 30

L’Occitane Canada: Tons of Deals, Coupons & Freebies with Purchase!

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM

L’Occitane Canada: Tons of Deals, Coupons & Freebies with Purchase!

There is so much to detail in this offer from L’Occitane Canada, that I just cannot fit it all into my title. You’ll just have to read on and see what’s on the go! From free samples with every order to free gifts with purchase, there’s so much to choose from and it’s an ideal time to place an order.

I’ll try and break down all the offers here to show you exactly what you can avail of.

Coupon: Free hand cream collection on $50+

Firstly, L’Occitane has released a coupon code for Canada Day which gets you a free hand cream collection as long as you spend $50 or more on site. The collection is worth $16. Use the coupon code CANADA for this one, it’s good to the end of the 5th of July 2015.

Coupon: Jumbo shower gel for only $22 when you spend $45

When you use the coupon code BSBV, you can choose from three flavours of jumbo shower gel. Your order must be $45 or more, the shower gel is worth $44 but you can purchase it for only $22. I choose the Verbana shower gel – I’m actually using this in my shower right now and I love it. It’s a 500ml bottle and it’s lasting for ages.

Automatic: Up to 50% off in the summer sale

The L’Occitane summer sale is now on (until the 6th July 2015), and they are advertising up to 50% off many items. For example, this Fleurs de Cerisier L’Eau Hand Cream is half price, down to only $6.

Coupon: 10% discount WUB 3 sale items

Make sure you add three sale items to your shopping cart, use the L’Occitane coupon code EXTRA10 before the end of the 6th July 2015. This gets you an extra 10% discount!

Automatic: 3 free samples on any order

As you go to your shopping cart, you’ll have the option to add three free samples. These usually aren’t terribly large samples, but they’re good samples to show you a variety of products which you may not have tried. When I’ve used the L’Occitane samples in the past, I’ve got a few uses out of them.

Automatic: Free gift wrap

When going through checkout, you can select a free gift wrap pack, and they send you out a luxury box and some tissue paper. It’s great to gift some of your order.

Automatic: Free shipping on $59+

I’m sure you want to get free shipping on your order – just make sure your cart total is over the $59 threshold for this. It’s very easy to get to that amount!

So in summation, here’s a breakdown of what you can get if you place an order totalling $59 or more:

  • Free hand cream collection on $50
  • Jumbo shower gel for half price
  • Up to 50% off in the summer sale
  • Extra 10% coupon for sale items
  • Three free samples
  • Free gift wrap pack
  • Free shipping

Anyone making an order? Now is a good time to do so. L’Occitane Canada: Tons of Deals, Coupons & Freebies with Purchase!

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June 30

Tassimo T65 Single Cup Home Brewing System Now $60 + Free Shipping @ Walmart Canada

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Tassimo T65 Single Cup Home Brewing System Now $60 + Free Shipping @ Walmart Canada

Everyone wants fresh coffee right at the touch of a button, but nobody wants to pay full price for one of the home brewing machines. You may be debating between a Keurig or a Tassimo machine, but the fact that this Tassimo T65 is on sale for just $58.88 may aim your decision in one direction – Tassimo. Walmart Canada last had this Tassimo Single Cup Home Brewing System on sale for $78.88, but now it is priced even lower. Not to mention that this is the best price around and you’ll get free shipping.

While the discounts may appear small at first glance on Walmart.ca, you’ll notice that this is the absolute lowest price around. Walmart.ca had this Tassimo T65 priced at $78.88 prior to putting this brewer on rollback sale, and now you can snag it for $58.88. Other Canadian retailers seem to be selling this Tassimo Single Cup Home Brewing System for about double that price. See what I mean?

Take a look at what other Canadian retailers are selling the Tassimo T65 for:

This compact home brewing unit will make your favourite beverage perfectly every time, without taking up too much counter space. It will look great in your kitchen or in the office. Just put your cup on the appropriate tray, insert your desired T-Disc and press the brew button. If you need to add more coffee to your cup, just press the plus button until you are content with your morning fuel.

I personally own a Tassimo. My complaint? No variety. I love hot chocolate and there are probably only 2 or 3 different types of hot chocolate available easily for the Tassimo Brewer. There are lots of teas, coffees and lattes available – but still not quite the selection that the Keurig offers. Target had the best variety for the Tassimo machine, and now they are gone. I do miss Target Tassimo T65 Single Cup Home Brewing System Now $60 + Free Shipping @ Walmart Canada

Walmart.ca banished their free shipping with no minimum purchase, but you don’t have to worry about that right now. Walmart Canada offers free shipping on orders over $50 (unless they are too large), and fortunately enough this item will ship directly to your home for free. If for whatever reason you don’t qualify for that option, you can have the brewer sent to your local Canada Post office for free as well.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 30

Ardene Canada: Get 3 Pairs of Sandals for $15 Plus Totally Free Shipping!

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Ardene Canada: Get 3 Pairs of Sandals for $15 Plus Totally Free Shipping!

Just now, Ardene Canada’s online store is offering free shipping on ANY order, with no minimum spend required. This always attracts me to have a browse of any site, so I did just that. And I spotted a really hot offer on their fashionable sandals – you can choose three pairs for only $15! There’s a good choice available in both styles and sizing, so have a browse too:

There are actually 85 styles to choose from on there, and it’s working out at 2 for $15 OR 3 for $15 when the original prices were $9.50 to $14.50 before. Admittedly some of the “sandals” are a flip-flip style, but many are a large shoe or flat shoe, even backless flats.

Here are a few of my favourite picks:

Light brown leather backless flats were $14.50 – you could wear these with jeans, shorts, anything really. I wore a pair of flats like this to a more casual-type wedding recently and boy was I thankful. These shoes kept me dancing and comfortable all evening – I will take a pair of these over stilettos any day.

Backless leather flats with straps in turquoise were $14.50 – similar to those above, but in a nice summery turquoise. Turquoise seems to be the “in” colour this year, and I see why.

Purple striped canvas flip flops were $9.50 – a nice little pair for the summer. These flip flops look like they would go well with a matching summer dress or shorts and a cute top.

I love to keep up with the sandal trends, there seems to be a new style every year. That is why I love shopping at stores like Ardene where I can get 2 or 3 pairs for $15. I find Ardene’s sandals will more than last you one season of wear, and I would much rather get 2 or 3 pairs of sandals for $15 than spend $100 per year on sandals that may not be in style next year (like those weird jelly flats Crocs had that one year).

Ardene Canada quite frequently offers discounts and promos like this on their footwear, so now is the best time to snag the offers and combine the discounts with totally free shipping.

Moosers, what sandals did you snag from this Ardene offer?

(Expires: eventually)

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June 30

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (All Game Systems!) Was $60 | Now $20 (FS @ $25) @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (All Game Systems!) Was $60 | Now $20 (FS @ $25) @ Best Buy Canada

Best Buy Canada has the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter on sale across all gaming systems. This starter pack was $60 but is now only $19.99, the lowest price we have seen this set yet!

The Disney Infinity set is so incredibly cool. I really like this new trend of buying figurines that unlock special powers and more characters across a variety of games. Right now, you can grab a Marvel starter pack at a fraction of the cost to add to your toy box universe. This is the 2.0 version, not the 3.0 version that is newer on the market, but this set is still full of many hours of game play. This set is also expandable with many additional characters available separately. Your set will include the following characters.

  • Thor
  • Ironman
  • Black Widow

You will also receive the following other items in your starter pack:

  • Infinity Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Game
  • The Avengers play set piece
  • Infinity Compatible Base
  • Toy Box Game disc

This game is available for $74.96 across all game systems at Walmart.ca. Toys R Us Canada only sells this for Xbox 360 retailing at $74.99. EB Games Canada only has this available for PS4 at $74.99.

At Amazon.ca, each gaming system has a different price. Depending on your gaming system, you can save quite a bundle:

  • Nintendo Wii U- $19.99
  • PlayStation 4- $19.99
  • PlayStation 3 $49.99
  • Xbox 360- $69.95
  • Xbox One- $39.99

You can see that Amazon Canada has matched Best Buy Canada’s price on two select gaming systems, but not on all. Either way you are getting a stellar deal that is half of what we have seen it priced previously.

Over on Amazon Canada people who bought the game mention that this set is ideal for younger children. The happiest customers have children who are age 3-7, but they also mention repeatedly this is fun for the entire family. The reviews on Best Buy Canada are mixed, and all straight to the point.

New heroes and new worlds add to the original adventure and kids love it!

Shipping is free if you spend $25, and this game is close all on its own. If you order this game alone, then your shipping costs is $4.99 for a grand total of $24.98. You can add this small filler, the Gud Orange Petalooza Body Lotion which is a Burt’s Bees Brand lotion selling for $5.28. That brings your order to a total of $25.27 and your order will ship free. For twenty-nine cents, I would pick up the lotion or an alternative small filler that is as close to $5.01 as possible.

Image Credit: JD Hancock

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Best Buy: Monarch Computer Desk 7 Was $225 | Now $175 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Best Buy: Monarch Computer Desk 7 Was $225 | Now $175 & Free Shipping

Best Buy Canada actually has a swell deal on a new computer desk / work table for your home. Originally $225, these Monarch Computer Desks are on sale for just $174.99 with free shipping compliments of Best Buy.

This desk is versatile as you can configure it to be a left-facing desk or a right-facing desk when you assemble it. This change essentially effects which side the storage drawers are put. if you are placing your desk in an area where one side is hindered, then this is an essential customizable option for your new desk.

There are four desk colours to choose from:

My price comparisons confirmed that this is indeed a very good deal. Let us do some comparing.

Lowes Canada sells the sale desk in the same four colours. The price at Lowes ranges from $240.55 for taupe and natural up to $285 for white or cappuccino. Home Depot Canada sells all four colours for $283 each. Staples Canada is a bit more reasonable at $239.20 per desk. I also borrowed a review from Staples as there are no reviews at best Buy Canada:

This is a decent desk for the price. It’s easy enough to assemble, but, for such a simple looking desk, it took me longer than I expected (4 hours). It’s not the sturdiest (e.g. the only thing connecting the set of drawers to the table top is a couple screws). However, if you don’t plan to move it around a lot, then it should be fine. Overall, happy with it. Big enough without being too big. Simple, nice design

That gives you a little more information on what the desk is like in your hands. It is a shame that the set of drawers only connect via a few screws, but you could always reinforce that connection with some adhesive strips or more screws if you were not planning on changing the configuration. I prefer not to make permanent modifications to my furniture in case I need to disassemble and move it at some point.

Overall, I think this desk is an excellent buy. if you are looking for a more minimalistic model, then the Monarch Computer Desk – Cappuccino and the Monarch Computer Desk – Dark Taupe on sale from $399.99 down to $199.99 might be a good option. In my opinion, they just have fewer features and cost more.

I also wanted to mention the sale going on at Best Buy Canada. In the furniture section they are offering the following tiered deal:

  • Buy one get 20% off
  • Buy two get 30% off
  • Buy three get 40% off

These discounts are only valid on regular-priced furniture, thus they exclude the deal above. I think this deal is better anyway – especially if you are not buying desks in bulk!

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Tot Tutors 2-In-1 Construction Table & Chairs Set Was $80 | Now $35 @ London Drugs Canada

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Tot Tutors 2 In 1 Construction Table & Chairs Set Was $80 | Now $35 @ London Drugs Canada

I was just saying to my friend that I was looking for a kid table to put in the living room for my son who is two and a half. Here you have it. The Tot Tutors 2-in-1 Construction Table and Chairs Set is on sale from $80 down to just $34.99 at London Drugs Canada right now.

The Tot Tutors 2-in-1 Construction Table and Chairs Set is a perfect set up for kiddos with a creative mind. This table & chair set is perfect for reading, eating on, drawing, or building Lego. It has a flat cover for drawing or eating but once you take the cover off you reveal the true wonder of this table that your kids will love. This table is conveniently built with ridges perfect for building Lego. There is nothing more frustrating than your Lego masterpiece constantly moving and slipping away from you while you try to add more pieces. That won’t happen again with this table. You can even store some Lego pieces in the middle of the table. This Tot Tutors table & chair set is on sale from $80 down to $34.99 for a limited time, or while quantities last, at London Drugs Canada. This is by far the best price around for this table and chairs set. Here is a look at what other Canadian retailers are selling this set for:

The chairs fit perfectly under the table which provides a compact design if you’re trying to find a table and chairs for your kiddo but only have a small space to work with. The description says that it is even easy to tidy up – but I don’t find anything easy to tidy up with a toddler running around. I always wonder how sturdy child chairs are. Will my son make it fall when he pushes backwards before he gets up? I would like to see my son sit in it before making the purchase, and unfortunately there is no London Drugs location near me. You can get it shipped to you though. While LondonDrugs.com has a high minimum purchase threshold of $200 to get free shipping, standard shipping will only cost you $9.95.

London Drugs does still have the offer where you will get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more when you use VISA Checkout too, so keep that in mind of course.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 30

PJ’s Pets Canada Print Coupon: Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Pet Food & Other Pet Supplies

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM

PJs Pets Canada Print Coupon: Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Pet Food & Other Pet Supplies

Pets can get costly. Especially when you consider that some dog foods can cost up to $80 (or more) per bag. If you have a large dog like I do, then you grasp for any discounts possible to save some cash. PJ’s Pets Canada has just released a print coupon to buy 1, get 1 50% off pet food and other pet supplies for Canada Day. I will definitely be using this coupon tonight before my brands sell out, since they seem to be popular.

PJ’s Pets Canada is celebrating Canada Day in a way that we will all appreciate – with a print coupon. Starting today, you can bring this PJ’s Pets coupon into your local PJ’s Pets or Pets Unlimited store and enjoy their Buy 1 Get 1 50% off discount. This offer can be applied to:

  • dog & cat food
  • cat litter
  • bird & small pet food
  • hay
  • fish & reptile food
  • dozen crickets

This coupon is valid while quantities last. So even if your preferred dog or cat food is sold out, you can’t use this coupon with a rain check. The second item that is discounted by 50% must be the same brand or same UPC of the first product you purchase. The 50% will be deducted from the item with the lowest price. Last time PJ’s Pets Canada offered their BOGO 50% off coupon I was able to get four bags of dog food – two of them received a discount of 50% off the regular price. I am not sure if you have to print this coupon or if showing it on your mobile device would be good enough. I usually just show them the coupon with my smartphone, but other locations may not accept that. It is best to call ahead if you don’t have a printer. I buy Blue Buffalo dog food which can cost $70 and up per bag, depending on where I buy it from. So saving 50% on the second bag of dog food is quite a discount. I go through two of these huge bags of dog food per month (my wallet cries), so I thoroughly enjoying saving money on pet food wherever I can. PJ’s Pets even has their loyalty program or “Frequent Buyer” program where you get 1 free bag of dog food every 10th bag you buy, so that is even further discounts.

Sign up for PJ’s Pets newsletter and you will receive a $5 eCoupon to use towards your next purchase at PJ’s Pets or Pets Unlimited stores. Unfortunately these coupons cannot be combined in the same transaction, but chances are you’ll be back to shop there again anyway. You can view all of PJ’s Pets Canada offers and coupons in our Bargainmoose forums.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Targus Life Style Backpack Was $74 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

 Targus Life Style Backpack Was $74 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell

Have you just tossed your child’s worn out, weary backpack from this last school year? Perhaps you have noticed that they are outgrowing their current backpack and need a more substantial pack for the coming year. This Targus Life Style Backpack is on sale from $74.99 down to just $24.99 with Dell Canada’s usual free shipping no minimum.

Unusually, this backpack was easy to price compare. it seems many online electronic retailers are selling this backpack. Targus Canada even sells it themselves. Here is a rundown on the prices everywhere else:

  • $28.77 + shipping @ NCIX.com
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $55.42 @ Direct Canada
  • $65.99 @ Newegg Canada
  • $72.11 @ Canada Computers
  • $73.99 @ Targus Canada

There is a wide range of prices, but all of them are double or more Dell Canada’s price except for NCIX. While the NCIX.com deal is quite good, you would need to pay an additional $7.98 for shipping. That brings your total price up to $36.75 before tax.

This is the 15.6″ Targus backpack in grey. It has plenty of pockets to stick your bits and bobs in: cell phone, pencils, erasers, markers, and more. The main compartment comes with a large padded pocket designed to fit up to a 15.6″ laptop. There is a separate pocket for a tablet and a zippered stash pocket as well for any flash drives or other important things.

In addition, the backpack also has extended compartment space for those few extra packages you pick up at the mall. The water bottle holder is easily accessible and placed separate from electronics: you do not want to get those wet.

This backpack is also ergonomically designed to stay comfortable upon your back. I always find this the most important part of a backpack. I really do not care how much can fit into the pack if it is uncomfortable on my shoulders. I used to have a backpack that would pop blood vessels on my shoulders from the ill distributed pressure.

Overall, this is a good looking backpack at a good price. It has all the space and compartments you need, and probably a few you do not. Carry your laptop, tablet, cell phone, water bottle, and more both safely and comfortably.

Check out the rest of the Canada Day electronics sale at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 6th July 2015)

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June 30

Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella Only $99 @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella Only $99 @ Walmart.ca

Walmart Canada is brimming with deals for little ones wanting to play outside. This Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella is on sale for just $99 with free shipping at Walmart Canada.

Walmart Canada does not give the original price, but it is much higher than the current sale price. I found the same explorer wagon and umbrella combo for $159.99 @ Amazon Canada. That is sold directly from them, not from a secondary seller. Elsewhere in Canada, this wagon and umbrella are hard to find. I ended up price comparing with several US stores to ensure this was a good deal.

Little Tikes (US) sells their own wagon and umbrella combo for $129.99 USD. I did find the wagon at BJs.com for $110.99 USD but that was the cheapest I could even find it in the USA. If you consider our current exchange rate, the price at Little Tikes itself is even a bit over the Amazon Canada price as it equals $162.19 CAN today.

This set is everything I dreamed of as a kid. My brother had a red wagon that I rode around whenever I had the chance, but I could never use it without him as it was hid (and he made sure I knew it). I prefer the plastic frame as it is cooler in hot weather (metal wagons get burning hot) and the sides are great for packing things, and kids, around in.

One reviewer said:

This is so wonderful for outdoor, park, picnics and beach. You can load your kids and a few bags and on your way you go. The umbrella is a huge bonus!

I have to agree, that umbrella is a very nice addition as it can shade your kids on a hot day and can also shade any goodies you may be carrying that are heat sensitive. Another reviewer said:

My 1 yr old liked this wagon very much and I like the fact that there’s shade. Roomy enough for 2!

There are some other really great deals for children during the Canada Day celebrations. This Little Tikes Outdoor Inflatables Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide is on sale for $298. A quick price comparison shows this upwards of $399 elsewhere. I prefer the Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer for $229. This is at least $20 cheaper than the sale price anywhere else.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 30

Banana Republic: Pleated Black Faux-Leather Skirt Was $185 | Now $36 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Banana Republic: Pleated Black Faux Leather Skirt Was $185 | Now $36 & Free Shipping

I absolutely love the happy union of a coupon code with a steep sale item that also combines with free shipping. This Pleated Black Faux-Leather Skirt was originally $185, but is now discounted to $59.97. Use the coupon code BRSALE to take off another 40% (expires end of day today). The skirt comes down to just $35.98. As your pre-coupon total was over $50, you will still receive free shipping on this skirt.

Click here to purchase the faux-leather pleated skirt @ Banana Republic now

I chose this skirt for several reasons. First, it has a large range of sizes still available: from size 0 through size 14 (except size 12). Not only that, both the ‘tall’ and the ‘petite’ size ranges are also discounted the same amount. In tall you can purchase sizes 2, 4, and 8. In petite, all sizes except 4 and 10 are in stock. Essentially, there are a ton of size options in this skirt. The three different size ranges have different skirt lengths:

  • Petite: 22″
  • Regular: 24″
  • Tall: 26″

Second, I chose this skirt because it has such a high original value and is one of the highest discounts available in the sale section. After coupon code, you are saving a substantial 80.5% off the original price. I am pretty impressed at this discount!

Third, this is a gorgeous skirt. I love leather and leather-look products because they have this edgy sophistication to them. Skirts are one place I have never experienced the look or feel of leather… and that may change very quickly. This skirt is pleated, which makes my heart nearly stop beating. I LOVE pleats as they remind me of school girl uniforms that I never got to wear. Pleats are also so cute and provide a beautiful sway to your garment.

Honestly, this skirt gives me a ‘naughty school girl all grown up’ feeling. I could pair this gorgeous black faux-leather skirt with so many items in my wardrobe. For an edgy look, I could wear a black lace top and a body harness. For something more office appropriate, a dress shirt with the cuffs rolled up and a comfortable pair of matching black-leather heels.

There are no reviews, but three votes give this skirt a 4.3/5 star rating. The skirt is final sale unless there is a manufacturer’s defect. Be careful to choose the right size!

(Expiry: 30th June 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
June 30

Household Essentials Boot Shapers Were $8.40 | Now $5.99 (FS @ $25) @ Amazon

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Household Essentials Boot Shapers Were $8.40 | Now $5.99 (FS @ $25) @ Amazon

Today only at Amazon, pick up a pair of boot shapers by Household Essentials on sale from $8.39 down to $5.99 for two-pairs.

This is a lightning deal with 41% already claimed. If you want a set of these, then I suggest placing your order soon!

I have been looking for an affordable option to keep my boots in good condition and I just found it! These Household Essentials boot shapers are perfect for any size of boot from bootie up to knee high. Each sheet has three options, as you can see from the diagram above. Once trimmed, shaped, and inserted, they unroll to imitate the natural boot form. This will keep your boots both looking and feeling better longer. It will also stave off collapsed ankles by preventing the top folding from over when not in use.

I would keep both my boot shapers long as I have two pair of knee high boots that need help staying shaped. Currently I use broken off coat hangers (seriously) to keep my boots upright. This helps with the ankles but does nothing for the natural shape of my boots.

This offer gives you two sets of these sheets, which are good for two pairs of boots. I actually own exactly two pairs of black leather knee-high boots that need proper shaping. One is a lace-up pair of boots from Fluevog that are my pride and joy and another is a pair of zip-ups that receive the brunt of my use: the heel has been replaced many times. In the future, if I need to use the shapers on a shorter pair of boots, I can always customize them.

There are some additional cool features to these shapers. The tall and medium height shapers have holes on top so you can actually hang your boots up if you want – using the shaper. This is a great way to keep your boots off the floor and out from under foot. It can also keep dogs from chewing on them. The shapers also give your boots better air circulation to help sweat dry and keep from smelling up your boots.

These shapers retail for $9.72 @ Household Essentials and $6.41 USD @ Walmart.com (US).

Receive free shipping on $25 or more.

(Expiry: 30th June 2015)

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June 30

Darien Lake Theme Park (Near Niagara, NY): Up to 58% off @ Wagjag Canada! (Tickets from $24)

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Darien Lake Theme Park (Near Niagara, NY): Up to 58% off @ Wagjag Canada! (Tickets from $24)

If you are planning a trip to the Niagara region at all this summer and you have a passport, you need to check out the awesome Darien Lake Theme Park Resort located in New York. Right now, you can score tickets for up to 58% off. Remember to use our exclusive coupon code MOOSE5 to save an extra $5 off your Wagjag purchase!

This is a stellar travel deal Bargainmoosers, that you absolutely have to take advantage of if you plan to be around the Niagara region with a car. If you are not familiar, Darien Lake is a fun theme and water park located between Buffalo, New York and Rochester, New York. If you are traveling in the area at all this summer, this is a deal you should grab. You have four different ticket options that all give admission to both the theme park and the Splashtown water park. The best deal is tickets for four for a one-time visit, but by using our coupon code you could easily round out your deal with a few extra tickets and the prices are very close in value. If you live close, the season pass deal is fantastic.

  • One general admission ticket (valued at $55.20) On sale for $29 – Now $24
  • Two general admission tickets (valued at $110.40) On sale for $55 – Now $50
  • Four general admission tickets (valued at $220.80) On sale for $99 – Now $94
  • 2015 Season Pass (valued at $90) On sale for $59 – Now $54

Your admission tickets are good through the end of the season. Darien Lake is open seven days a week through September 7th and weekends only with non-peak hours through the rest of September. You can check out the full operating schedule on the Darien Lake website.

If you are debating if you should take yourself or your family up to Darien Lake, check out some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. Make sure you scroll down as there are a bunch of mixed reviews as I would expect with any theme park (perhaps with the exception of Disney!). Several reviewers commented about being unhappy with the food prices and options. You may want to consider bringing a cooler for lunch and picking up snacks only in the park. Here is one of the happier reviews who seemed to have a great time.

Spent the past weekend at Darien Lake with my family, what an amazing time. We stayed at the Lodge on the Lake which we quite enjoyed. Loved the Ignite the Night show…. Really enjoyed the waterpark….the new brain drain ride was great! Rides were tons of fun…something for everyone!

Many people are buying this deal on Wagjag today. Though there is a bit of time left on this deal, I suspect it will sell out much quicker than the expiry, as currently over 500 people have bought this deal. I saw a similar attraction sell out just yesterday with that had about the same amount of sales. Here is a video of the newest water ride, Brain Drain!

(Expiry: June 6th 2015)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
June 30

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

**Bumping this hot little deal up today. The price is even sweeter than last time!**

Do you have a baby on the way? Time to baby proof!  The Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle was $70 but is now on sale for only $29.99 $27.99. This item also meets the $25 minimum for completely free shipping!

When you have a new baby joining the family, safety is always on your mind. As you first become a parent you glance around your home and suddenly notice many terrifying things you never noticed before. A rectangular glass coffee table goes from looking chic to imagining bumps and bruises in only a few months. Electrical outlets in your home suddenly look like a frightening place for little fingers.

Whether you have a new baby or just have a baby gift to buy, this Safety First package is a nice little set. Inside the bundle, you will find the following items:

  • Safety First Compact DECT audio monitor with 1000 foot range
  • Two nightlights to keep you from stubbing your toe in the middle of the night
  • Four latches to keep cabinets closed tight from little fingers
  • Nine electrical covers to keep little fingers out of harm
  • Window blind cord wrap to keep strings out of babies reach
  • One year limited warranty on parts

I feel a little safer just writing about all that safety gear! Seriously, this is a nice bundle to get you started kid proofing your home. When I brought my kid home, I had a tiny apartment. Whenever she was sleeping, I kept an audio monitor with me for peace of mind. I also always took a compact monitor similar to this one when I traveled. It was handy when I was visiting my family to have a compact little monitor for my suitcase. I could relax more while she slept knowing I would hear her cry.

I am not finding this exact bundle sold anywhere else in Canada. I did find the baby monitor sold several places. As the monitor should be the most expensive item in the bundle, I thought we could look at the prices for just the monitor only.

Even if you were only interested in the monitor with no interest in any of the other safety products, this bundle is still a better deal. While I do not see any direct reviews for this bundle, Safety First is a known leader in the market for baby proofing safety items. Of all the places I found the monitor, I only see one review. The reviewer liked the monitor overall but said the charger stopped working.  Your new bundle includes a warranty for a year which should give you peace of mind.

Pick this up now and you will be ready for your baby or for your next baby gift. This item is only on sale for a limited amount of time.

(Expiry: July 9th 2015)

Moose Rating (4 votes)