May 29

Canadian Freebie: Free Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Cream Sample @ Canadian Living (+ $3 Off Printable Coupon)

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Canadian Freebie: Free Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Cream Sample @ Canadian Living (+ $3 Off Printable Coupon)

Free is always awesome even if it’s just a sample! Hurry over to Canadian Living because the first 2000 individuals to sign up will receive a free sample of the new Gold Bond Ultimate Healing hand cream. Plus, there’s also a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards, along with a printable coupon for $3 off this hand cream.

Samples are certainly hit or miss. Sometimes, they’re so small that you wonder how it can even be profitable for companies to have them shipped out and otherwise, you can use it for weeks and weeks.

As it frequently is the case, Canadian Living doesn’t actually state anywhere the size of the Gold Bond Ultimate hand cream. Well, I didn’t find it in any case but if you do, make sure to mention it in the comments!

I can only hope that it’s the kind of sample that you can, not only, have enough of for one use at least, but that you can also use multiple times until it runs out.

On, a 395g of the Gold Bond Ultimate hand cream actually goes for $19.56, but that’s perhaps because it’s not sold directly by Amazon themselves. In any case, you could for sure find this hand cream in-stores at drugstores, though perhaps because it’s new, you might have to wait a couple of weeks for it to arrive.

Speaking of which, by entering your information to receive the sample, you will also be automatically entered into the contest to receive a free $100 gift card for use at a drugstore. Five different winners will receive this prize. Keep in mind that only the first 2000 customers to subscribe to receive the sample by June 15th.

The Gold Bond Ultimate hand cream is actually one that I’m excited to try as it’s hypeallergenic, is dematologist tested and is non-comedogenic. It’s supposed to intensely moisturize as it contains Vitamin, A, C and E, along with moisturizing ingredients like aloe, glycerin, petrolatum and others.

(Expiry: 15th June 2015)

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May 29

International Free Shipping to Canada!

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM

International Free Shipping to Canada!

Here on Bargainmoose, one of the most favourite promotional offerings that we like to see is free shipping. Free Canadian shipping on every single order from every single store would be utterly amazing to see, but that’s probably not going to happen. So instead, we keep an eye out for stores all over the world which offer free shipping to Canada, all with no minimum spend requirements.

You can happily browse through all of the above stores, safe in the knowledge that if you’re placing an order on any of them, you won’t have to pay a single penny in shipping fees.

Since we created this page back in October 2014 and mentioned it here, it has been growing and growing as we stumble on more stores, on our internet travels. As of then, we had 60 stores on the page and just now, there are nearly 80 that we know of.

Notes on Customs

You will have to do your own research on the FAQs on the above sites if you want to check out the various ways that they deal with customs and duties. Remember that any regular order of $20 or more being imported to Canada may be subject to additional fees. Some stores deal with these by charging you at checkout, but for some, you may have to pay extra at your doorstep. Check that out before you buy!

Store Examples

Some of the stores that I have recently added to the above page were very interesting and I wanted to highlight a few for you:

Skinkin – This France based site sells a huge range of unique skins and funky cases for phones and tablet, all with free shipping to Canada. The products are designed by hundreds of artists all over the world, and there are some really cute items in there. If you’re buying from Skinkin, you will see a popup for a free 15% coupon code for your first order. Make use of that!

Beyond Stores – This is a US based furniture store, which sells some amazing pieces. If ordering, all potential charges will be shown to you at checkout, there are no fees at your door. And everything comes with free shipping. International Free Shipping to Canada!

Jeulia – This US based jewellery store sells some unique designs; from engagement rings to couples necklaces. Right now they have an automatic discount on the go; you get $0 off $100, $20 off $200, $30 off $300 – this is automatic in your shopping cart. Or, sign up to their newsletter for a 10% coupon code. There is no sign of customs going through checkout, so it’s possible you may have to pay these at a later stage.

More Examples

There are loads more stores on the international free shipping page though, here’s another brief selection of stores from the clothing category:

International Free Shipping to Canada!
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Cuckoo’s Nest
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Swimwear Place
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Huntley Homme
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Black Milk
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International Free Shipping to Canada!

P.S. We check the validity of our free shipping page about once a month. If you see a store which has expired its free shipping promotion, please do comment and let us know. Additionally, if you know of any other international stores with free shipping to Canada, please drop us a line to include it on our free shipping page!

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May 29

Get 35 Free Gifts To Grow Rewards Points @ Pampers Canada

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Get 35 Free Gifts To Grow Rewards Points @ Pampers Canada

Pampers Gifts To Grow points seem to be growing on trees lately. There are free codes coming left right in center. If you don’t already collect Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards points, then now is the time to start. Right now you can collect 35 free points just by entering these two codes. These codes probably won’t last very long, as usual, so enter them into your Pampers Canada account while you still can.

Is it bad that I am a little sad about potty training my toddler? I love collecting these points. It may be a sort of addiction. Diapers can be expensive, so the little rewards we can claim by collecting these Pampers points are awesome. Relieve the huge cost of diapers a little bit, and start collecting. Even if you are not a parent, some of the perks and rewards you can redeem would be good for anyone. You don’t need to have kids to start collecting these Pampers Gifts To Grow Rewards points.

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

  • TWITPAR789NLL15 – 15 free points (expiry unknown)
  • CM3TY5FRM792015 – 20 free points (expires May 31st)

Actually, one of my friends collects these points just by watching for free codes. She collects thousands and then redeems the points to get some Christmas presents for her family and friends. I have previously used my points towards getting a gift card, but right now I want to save for a scooter or something for my son. I wanted a potty seat for my kiddo, but the only one they have right now is the Dora Toilet Training Seat for 1000 points. If it was anything else I would snag it, but Dora for a little boy?

If you want a quick idea of what rewards there are available at, take a look:

  • 400 points – Shutterfly 4×5 Personalized Magnet
  • 600 points – 25 Shutterfly 4×8 Photo Cards
  • 1000 points – BabyLegs Warmers in Pink
  • 1100 points – Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga DVD
  • 1600 points – Itzy Ritzy Chewable Teething Necklace
  • 7500 points – Micro Mini 3 in 1 Scooter
  • and more

Some people like to redeem their points right away, and others like to save for the bigger items. What do you prefer? The only downfall is that shipping seems to take quite a while. I waited 4 weeks for my last reward I redeemed. You don’t have to pay shipping or anything for these offers though, so they are absolutely free.

Be sure to sign up for email updates so you don’t miss out on any future Pampers codes posted in our Bargainmoose forum.

(Expiry: 31st May 2015)

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May 29

Joe Fresh: Exclusive Free Shipping, No Minimum

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Joe Fresh: Exclusive Free Shipping, No Minimum

You know what I love? Free shipping, no minimum! I love it even more when it is from a store I love, like Joe Fresh and when it is because of an exclusive coupon that Bargainmoose has diligently managed to obtain for you! Normally, you’d have to spend $50 to get free shipping from Joe Fresh and it is a rare time that they will offer free shipping.

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSESHIP
  • Discount: free shipping
  • Expiry: 7th June 2015

When I used to shop at Loblaw, I loved heading into the clearance section to pick up stuff for my boys for the following season. Since I now live in a smaller town, I’m stuck with some other grocery stores unless I want to drive into the city and I tell you, I do miss my Joe Fresh. I am loving that I can get free shipping and still shop the clearance section and without my screaming kid telling me “I thought we were here for food!”.

With three boys, saving on clothing costs is so important. Thinking ahead to winter, this kid boys stripe hat was $7 and is now $1.94. Just like that, you can get just this hat to your door with no extra cost.

If you have a baby girl, leggings would be a godsend as an addition to any outfit. Regularly $10, these baby girl glitter hem leggings are now only $2.94.

Of course, shopping for the kids isn’t all you can do at Joe Fresh, shop for yourself and your man too! My man always needs new tees, as his end up stained or with holes around the belly. He will wear that thing until his belly button is showing right through, so I will have to go out of my way to get him new t-shirts, like this men’s dyed tee in bright blue or dark pink, with a regular price of $16 and now only $4.94.

Now for the person you think of last – you! Remember these striped fringe shorts Kristy told you about. Well, they are still $9.94, but now you can get just these rather than getting your cart up to $50.

Joe Fresh: Exclusive Free Shipping, No Minimum

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May 29

Lingerie Sale: Bras From $3.90 & Panties From $3 & Free Shipping Coupon Code @ Forever 21 Canada

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Lingerie Sale: Bras From $3.90 & Panties From $3 & Free Shipping Coupon Code @ Forever 21 Canada

Forever 21 has a semi-annual lingerie sale happening right now and you can save some major cash on bras and panties that are up to 50% off. Bras start as low as $3.90 and panties are priced as low as $2.99. Use the coupon code SHIPFREE from our forums to score free shipping with no minimum.

Forever 21 has some really fab deals right now on bras and panties. If you need to stock up your underwear drawer with some pretty pieces, now is the time to do it. Some of the sizing is a bit spotty, but there are many choices so I am sure most shoppers will find enough variety.


The single lowest priced bra is the Lace-Trimmed Bra that was $7.80 but is now only $3.90. The only colour left is a fun green for summer. Sizing is limited to the following sizes: 32B, 32C, 34B, 34C, 34D, 36C. There is only one review on this bra, and they noted it ran a bit smaller. Still for your basic cotton bra with a little lace on the top, this is quite a steal price.

The Lace Push Up Bra has a little more choice and some fun colours also. This bra was $11.90 but is now only $5.95. This is a pretty and feminine choice in nylon, and is fully lined. You would pay $30 for two similar push up bras on sale at La Vie En Rose.

Colour and size options:

  • Black: 32 B, 34 C
  • Fuchsia: 32A, 32B, 32C, 34B, 34C, 34D
  • Peach: 34D, 36C
  • Teal: 32A, 32B, 32C, 34B, 34C, 36C


If you like to have matching bras and panties, this Scalloped Lace Bikini is available in the same teal colour, or in a pretty pink colour. These panties were $4.80 but are now only $2.99. The panties are mostly cotton and a little bit of spandex and have a pretty lace trim. These panties are available in sizes small, medium and large. La Senza charges $12.50 for a similar bikini panty with lace.

I also love all the colour choices for the Lace-Paneled Cheeky Bikini. These panties were $4.80 but are now only $2.99. These are lace panties with a small cotton panel in the front for a sexy but comfortable look. All colours except red are available in sizes small, medium and large. Choose between the following colours:

  • Black
  • White
  • Nude
  • Light Blue
  • Peach
  • Lavender
  • Lime

Grab your favourite pieces now. The free shipping coupon really makes this a steal, so you can order just a few items at these super low prices. The minimum for free shipping is normally $60. Shipping for orders under $25 is usually $8.95, or a rate of $10.95 for orders between $25.01 and $50. Shipping costs are even more for remote locations.

(Expiry: 31st May 2015)

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May 29

Notice: Select PC Brand Hummus Products Have Been Recalled For Staph Infection Toxins!

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Notice: Select PC Brand Hummus Products Have Been Recalled For Staph Infection Toxins!

Loblaws Canada has released an important safety notice. If you have purchased President’s Choice brand Hummus products from your local Loblaws recently, then you will definitely want to keep reading. As of yesterday, Loblaws Canada has announced that they are expanding their recall on select varieties of their PC Brand Hummus. I will mention the varieties below. It is possible that these products have come into contact with the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Do not consume these products.

You should be concerned if you purchased select PC Brand Hummus products at the following locations on or before today (May 29th):


  • Fortino’s, Loblaws, No Frills, Box by No Frills Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Zehrs, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart and other affiliated stores.


  • Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Save Easy, Your Independent Grocer, Dominion, Shoppers Drug Mart


  • Maxi & Cie, Provigo, Provigo le Marche, Loblaws, Pharmaprix and other affiliated stores


  • No Frills, Box by No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Extra Foods, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart, other affiliate stores.

As far as future purchases of Hummus products, don’t be concerned. All of the units that could have come into contact with the toxin have been removed from store shelves across Canada. If you did purchase one of the recalled PC Brand Hummus products though, you can return them to wherever you purchased them from at the customer service desk. You will get a full refund.

Here are the products that are being recalled, be sure to check the UPC number on your products:

  • PC Butterbean & Roasted Garlic Hummus 280g – UPC 60383133924
  • PC Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus 227g – UPC 60383060510
  • PC Chickpea Dip and Spread Hummus 227g – UPC 60383035808
  • PC Chickpea Dip and Spread Hummus 454g – UPC 60383035822
  • PC Garlic Hummus 227g – UPC 60383035815
  • PC Garlic Hummus 454g – UPC 60383035839
  • PC Moroccan-Style Hummus 280g – UPC 60383133870
  • PC Olive Tapenade Hummus 280g – UPC 60383133887
  • PC Red Harissa Hummus 280g – UPC 60383133900
  • PC Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus 280g – UPC 60383135188
  • PC Roasted Pepper and Paprika Hummus 280g – UPC 60383135171
  • PC Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus 280g – UPC 60383135195
  • PC Spicy Hummus 227g – UPC 60383035983
  • PC Spicy Hummus 454g – UPC 60383035976
  • PC Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip 280g – UPC 60383133917

When it comes to recalls, what happens if we had already consumed the product before hearing about the recall? My dad loves Hummus, so chances are that he would crack into it as soon as he got home. A Staph Infection can be quite serious. If you come into contact with the Staph bacteria (S. aureus), there is a chance you could get skin infections, respiratory disease, and/or food poisoning. Sometimes more serious problems are created. That is pretty scary! What could these companies do to prevent situations like this? What do you think they will do if somebody contracts an infection or disease due to this toxin possibly being in their product? Originally Loblaws had reported that there were no illnesses as a result of this toxin, but now illnesses are being reported.

I googled Staph Infection, and let me tell you.. the images are not pretty. I really hope that nobody comes into contact with this disease. I called my dad right away and luckily he doesn’t prefer this specific brand, so had not purchased any recently. Share this with your friends and family to make sure that they don’t consume any contaminated products. If you have already dug into some of your PC Hummus, watch out for the common symptoms that come with Staphylococcus poisoning. These symptoms include fever, cramping, vomit, nausea and more. If you have a more severe case you may also experience a headache, muscle cramping and changes in your pulse and blood pressure. This is a serious toxin.

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May 29

Amazon Canada: Buy A Google Chromecast & Get $20 Free On Google Play **BUMP**

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Amazon Canada: Buy A Google Chromecast & Get $20 Free On Google Play **BUMP**

**This deal from Amazon is on again!**

You can get $20 towards Google Play items like movies, music, games and more when you buy and set up a Chromecast from Amazon before August 30th.

I had never heard of Chromecast before, but it sounds very cool. For only $39 you’ll get super small media streaming device that is meant to plug into your TV (via the HDMI port). You’ll then be able to watching video and music on your TV that is streamed from your smartphone, tablet or computer. It supports more than just Google Play, including Nexflix, You Tube and content from your Chrome browser. It also works with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Chromebooks. There is also an app so you can do this from anywhere you are.

There are 966 reviews on Amazon for the Chromecast, with a 4.1 star rating out of 5, which I think tells a lot!

If you weren’t sure about buying one before, or waiting for a price drop, this is the time. You’ll get $20 in free movies and more on Google Play when you buy a Chromecast from Amazon, which is sort of like paying less than $20 for your unit. Once you’ve bought your Chromecast, you’ll have to redeem your offer before June 30th and redeem your Google Play credit by July 30th.

This item looks so easy, even I could use it! I am technologically-inept, but this is just a plug and go type of thing. I’ve actually sent the deal to my husband already, as it really is a fantastic deal.

Your Chromecast will ship for free, as it is over the $25 minimum required by Amazon for free shipping.

(Expiry: 30th August 2015)

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May 29

Land’s End: Up To 85% Off Plus An Additional $65 Off $200 With Coupon Code

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Lands End: Up To 85% Off Plus An Additional $65 Off $200 With Coupon Code

With summer coming quickly (only 4 more weeks of school!) I decided to check out Land’s End for some deals on swimwear. If there is one thing (among many) that Land’s End does right, it is their swimwear. Well, did I find a doozy of a deal! First of all, they have a last chance clearance section and in it, I found up to 85% off select items! That’s what I see as true clearance. Then, I found a coupon code that will get you $65 off your $200 order, including these last chance items, if you add a swimwear piece to your cart. Use coupon code SEASIDE with pin 3220 to get your discount.

First, I have to tell you that Land’s End is American, but all prices are in Canadian dollars. They do ship from the U.S., but all duties are calculated right at the checkout. Because of the amazing swimsuits they sell, I believe the duties are worth paying for this product.

While the coupon says $50 off $150, that is because it is $150 USD. As I added to my cart, I saw that it discounted me at $200, which may seem like a lot, but with so many great deals, I think you’ll want to do it! I also noticed that it discounted me $65, so that was an even better reason to get my cart up to $200.

Some of the most discounted items I found that you can add to your cart include:

While this women’s beach living adjustable mini swimmini swim skirt was not in the last chance section, I absolutely love it! A skirt is just perfect for a mom like me, who has no interest in letting it all hang out anymore, but wants to look sexy on the beach. Regularly $76.67, now $45.59.

I also love the family rashguards as the sun is just getting worse and worse for your body. I want to be out in it, but not get burned! This boys short sleeve baseball graphic rash guard was $32.58, now $10.41. I would get three, one for each of my boys.

My total for all of these items would be $210.70 and then $145.70 after discount! That’s 13 items for under $150! On top of that, my shipping is completely free. Duty and taxes were not unreasonable, at about $30 for a $150 order. Considering in Ontario, you’d pay about $20 for taxes, you are only paying $10 for duty and still getting great deals and free shipping. Win-win!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 29

Canadian Freebie: Hellmann’s Stick Pack Sample From Unilever

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Canadian Freebie: Hellmann’s Stick Pack Sample From Unilever

Unilever is giving away free samples today of its famous mayonnaise in a new single-serve stick packaging. Head on over to grab your freebie before they are all gone.

Mayonnaise is not my favourite condiment, but I know so many people like it. I was at a friend’s house who was watching her weight for a vacation. She skipped out on a delicious mini croissant for her sandwich but could not skip the mayo! If you have a love affair or at least a casual friendship with mayo, you should send away for this free sample.

There is a catch with this freebie. It states on the Unilever website that this sample is for verified business addresses only. I am an independent contractor, so my home address technically is a business address also. You may want to consider sending this freebie to a business location or the order may be cancelled. Fill out the form with your info. Once you submit, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes. Unilever states in that e-mail that they will check your submission, and send out your sample within two weeks

These packets of mayo are compact, but they have more mayo in them than the average packet of mayo. They also are much easier to open than your typical small packet of mayo.  Those tiny ketchup style packets never have enough mayo in just one packet for a sandwich and I always end up with at least one packet that explodes across my daughter’s plate. I have had these new mayo packs included on my plate alongside a hamburger I ordered when visiting the states. My condiment-loving husband went on about how amazing they are for weeks. Well honey, they have finally arrived in Canada!

These would be handy to throw in your picnic basket this summer. When you add the mayo to your sandwich ahead of time, I find the sandwich can get soggy. If you apply the mayo right before you eat, the sandwich tastes so much better. If you cater parties, these would also be great alongside a buffet. I imagine these would be much less messy than a bowl of mayo on a buffet. Being the odd person who does not care for mayonnaise on my sandwich, I am always grateful when the condiments are served on the side to indulge my pickiness. Grab your free sample of a great product now before they are gone.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 29

AVF 37″ to 65″ TV Wall Mount Kit Was $200 | Now $50 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM

AVF 37 to 65 TV Wall Mount Kit Was $200 | Now $50 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Everyone has the best TV spot with the AVF 37” to 65” Flat- Panel TV Wall Mount Kit. This kit was $199, but you can pick it up for only $49.99. This item also qualifies for completely free shipping.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of having a dear friend stay with us for the weekend. Somewhere along the way our conversations have turned from university gossip to topics like home renovations, politics and workplace trouble. We did manage to get in some games of Settlers of Catan and Zombie Dice complete with wine to lighten things up. Our friend just bought a new house that is not quite level, so he found himself shopping around for a TV mount. He had also read an article recently about how flat screen TVs falling on young children is on the rise and causing lots of injuries. I do not know the exact article he read, but here is one the CBC published about the topic. We quickly learned when we saw my daughter play near the TV and it almost fell over!

Pick up this great TV mount at Best Buy Canada on the cheap, and you can avoid a cracked screen or injured person. This is a nice little set that includes a mount that has a low profile to the wall. The mount also tilts for optimum viewing. Included in the kit, you will also receive:

  • Two HDMI Cords
  • TV cleaner
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Surge protector with two USB ports

This exact TV mount is available in Amazon Canada from alternate sellers for $217.74, I found a comparable tv mounting stand that tilts over at for $69.99, but does not include the extras. The sizing is a little smaller, as it can handle TVs that are 37” to 60.” Dell Canada has a TV mount designed for TVs that are 40 inches to 63 inches across for $99.99 that also does not include the extras.

Most of the reviews seem happy with this mount. It seems sturdy and easy to install for most buyers. A few buyers mentioned it is a little too close to the wall with the cables they are using on their TV. Here is one happy review.

So I had gotten this on black friday and I think the package speaks for itself, but to help you out on making this choice: instillation was relatively easy and the power cord has 2 usb ports to charge your devices and it does a really good job. 5 out of 5.

I would pick this TV mount up now. Not only are you getting a great deal, you also get a nice little accessory kit to go with it. From my searches, the only other time of year we have seen a deal this good on this mount was Black Friday last year. Pick this up now while they are still in stock.

Image Credit: Craig Sunter

(Expiry: 4th June 2015)

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May 29

Google Photos: Free Unlimited Storage!

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Google Photos: Free Unlimited Storage!

Google are taking over the world, one app at a time! This time, they’ve just launched a service called Google Photos (mentioned here on their blog), with which you can store unlimited amounts of your videos and images, of a sizing up to 16MP or 1080p. The app is free to download and use, or you can just use it online from your computer too.

There are many people out there who use various online services to store photos, from Onedrive to Flickr. When you want unlimited storage with these types of sites, you usually have to pay an ongoing subscription fee to enable to keep accessing the services. With the likes of this free service from Google Photos, you could consider using this to store all your photos instead of other paid services.

Just note that it won’t be your own original high-quality file that is stored on the Google services. They likely compress it a little for storage purposes. So in my opinion, I think the Google Photos service is good for backups – not really as a premier source of storing all your images and videos.

There’s also a very interesting feature – you can search your photos for certain things, without even tagging them. For example, in the image above… if you search your piccies for dog, Google Photos will show you the dog piccies. Smart!

When we see “free” deals like this, sometimes the paranoia kicks in. Obviously you’re giving all your personal photos and videos to Google, and kind of trading in your privacy for this free service. This may be an ethical and moral question you want to consider before signing up. Google Photos: Free Unlimited Storage!

Here’s a video to show you what the Google Photos service does. ^^^

(Expires: never?)

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May 28

4 Tips to Save Money on Alcohol

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

4 Tips to Save Money on Alcohol

Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not talking about saving money on alcohol when one is drinking on a regular basis, or at-risk drinking, or problem drinking where addiction might be a concern.  I’m talking about saving money on alcohol when you are spending time chatting over drinks with friends, or saving money when you are out for dinner with your friends, saving money when you are headed out for a night on the town at the local hip bar, or even saving money on the bottle of wine you share at the dinner party you host.

Here are a few tips on how to save money on alcohol:

Have People Over at Your Place Instead

According to Huffington Post, drinking alcohol is something we all waste money on mindlessly.  The average person spends $75 a week on alcohol, which equates to over $3500 a year.  Huffington Post suggests that there are ways to save, including having people over at your place and sharing a bottle of wine.

Instead of paying $10-12 for a glass of wine or $40-60 for a bottle of wine, grab a nice bottle of wine for $25 and share it at home with your friends.  The fact of the matter is, when you drink alcohol in a restaurant, you are paying at least 2-3.5 times the cost of the wine.  To put it into perspective, a nice bottle of white wine would cost $25, but at a restaurant, you will be paying $50 to $85 for the same bottle of wine.  Globe and Mail states that the mark-up in the wine covers the beautiful linen on the table, the cost to the restaurant to store the wine, and the cost of the server to serve the wine, of course.  Nevertheless, the markup is very very high on something you can enjoy for much less.

Opt for Happy Hour

If you would like to spend some rest and relaxation time with your friends over drinks (and are okay with the high markup for alcohol), there are a whole list of of options available.  Instead of meeting after dinner, why not meet before dinner?  Fabulously Frugal has a great list of happy hour meals before 6pm in Vancouver.  I’m sure if you google “happy hour + your city” you should be able to see a list of happy hour establishments that were recently confirmed.  The list is also great to narrow the eating choices available when you as a group can’t decide where to go.

Pick a More Wallet Friendly Wine

Brokepedia suggests there are certain wine regions where the wine is not as expensive compared to other regions. She found this out from a food blogger who asked the opinion of 14 sommeliers.  These budget friendly regions are the following:

  • Greece
  • Southwest France
  • New Zealand
  • Loire Valley, France
  • Austria
  • Portugal

Personally I am a big fan of Malbec wines and I find wine from Mendoza, Argentina to be very rewarding for my wallet.  However, I’m by no means a wine expert!

Stock Up in the States

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, you are allowed to bring back 1.5L of wine (which is 2 bottles of wine) when you are out of Canada for 48 hours or more (anywhere from 48 hours to 7 days, or more if even!).  Every time I come back from a trip or if I’ve gone to the United States I make it a habit to bring back the maximum allowed alcohol with me.  Wine is much more economical in the United States because of the high taxes in Canada.

Even better, Popsugar recommends that you stock up in Costco (Costco in the States of course) because the wine is decent and it is very decently priced as well.  Trader Joe’s wine is also very reasonable and personally and I like it (yes, the Two Buck Chuck)!

Just a friendly reminder that no matter where you enjoying alcohol, please remember to drink responsibly!

Bargainmoosers, how do you save money on alcohol when hosting or dining out?  

Photo credit: Tim RT

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May 28

End Of May Grocery Cash Back Deals

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM

End Of May Grocery Cash Back Deals

June is right around the corner and as you head out to do your grocery shopping this week, make sure to take advantage of these cash back deals from Checkout 51, Snap by Groupon, Zweet and

There are plenty more, but here are just some of Checkout 51’s top offers:

  • 3 Folgers K-Cup packs: $2 cash back
  • Off! Clip-On starter kit: $2 cash back
  • Metamucil: $2 cash back
  • Pepto Bismol: $1 cash back
  • Tide Pods: $1 cash back
  • Bananas: $0.50 cash back
  • Eggs: $0.50 cash back
  • Dawn dish soap: $0.50 cash back

Just like last week, you can still get $3 cash back on Pampers Easy Ups or Splashers. In terms of baby deals, you can also get: $1 cash back on the purchase of 2 Nestle Gerber cereal twists or $1 cash back when you get 3 Nestle Gerber puffs.

Nearly all of last week’s Snap cash back deals still apply:

  • 2 Off! PowerPad: $10 cash back
  • 1 Pledge floor care product: $7 cash back
  • 3 Delissio Pizzeria vintage: $5 cash back
  • 2 Huggies baby wipes: $2 cash back
  • Renee’s Gourmet salad dressing: $1.50 cash back
  • 2 Classico pasta sauce: $1 cash back
  • Delissio Pizzeria vintage: $1 cash back

This week at Zweet, you can get:

  • 2 Bahlsen cookies: $1.75 cash back
  • St-Michel cookies: $0.75 cash back
  • Vicenzi cookies: $0.75 cash back
  • Caprina products: $0.75 cash back
  • Tabasco olives: $0.50 cash back
  • VH sauces: $0.50 cash back
  • Lean Cuisine frozen meal: $0.50 cash back
  • Nutella: $0.50 cash back

For any receipt over $50, you will receive $0.25 cash back and I’m also very excited that there is a $0.50 cash back deal on Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

Some of’s top cash back deals include:

  • HerbaMAX sexual enhancement: $5 cash back
  • Orange Naturals product: $3 cash back
  • Any olice oil: $0.50 cash back
  • Ritter SPORT chocolate: $1 cash back
  • Lilydale chicken: $1 cash back
  • ThreeWorks snacks: $1 cash back
  • Pears soap: $0.50 cash back

In case you haven’t redeemed it yet, the $10 cash back offer on select Sirius XM radios is also still there.

Happy grocery shopping Moosers!

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May 28

Knitters! Get Free Minion Hat & Toy Knitting Patterns Here

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Knitters! Get Free Minion Hat & Toy Knitting Patterns Here

If you’re a dab hand with a ball of wool and a couple of needles, you might want to try your hand at this – it’s a free knitting pattern for making minion toys and hats!

As you can see from the image above, this is a knitting pattern which enables you to knit the following items:

  • 1 minion hat
  • 1 minion stuffed toy

They look very cool! My daughter would love these.

While Despicable Me was an excellent movie in and of itself, the Minions seemed to be a character set that was actually more popular than the actual movie! I’ve seen minion merchandise all over the place, and the memes and funny images all over Facebook too. They’ve even got their own movie! I’ll probably have to go to the cinema to see that one… I mean I’ll probably have to take my daughter to the cinema to see that one. Knitters! Get Free Minion Hat & Toy Knitting Patterns Here

I really wish I had the patience for knitting again. I was quite adept at it when I was a child, but it fell off the radar. I tried to rekindle my hobby a few years back, thinking that I could sit and watch TV while knitting. But I found that I had to concentrate immensely on what I was doing… so if I was trying to watch something on TV at the same time, it just wasn’t possible for my brain to follow the plot too. Never mind the fact that the knitted squares that I was making were lop-sided and wonky…!

How about you? Are you a knitter? Will you use this pattern?

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May 28

Suzy Shier Canada: 40% Off Entire Store Today Only (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Suzy Shier Canada: 40% Off Entire Store Today Only (EXPIRED)

Suzy Shier’s got a hot sale on today with 40% off the entire store, although it doesn’t include the sale section, where items are already up to 50% off.

Suzy Shier used to be one of my favourite stores and I’m not sure why I haven’t shopped there lately. We don’t often blog about them, but with their sale on today only and in store from just 5pm to 9pm, I thought I’d see what they have available to spruce up my wardrobe.

Checking into the new arrivals section is the best way to be as fashion forward as possible, and with a 40% discount on top.

Most women love having nice dresses for summer, for lounging, picnics, BBQs and more. Dresses are so versatile that you can be dressed up and dressed down at the same time. This variegated striped maxi dress is perfect! I love that it is longer in the back and just below the knee in the front because I always seem to trip over the maxi dresses that are down to my ankle in the front. Plus, I like showing off a bit of leg without wearing a short dress all the time. Regularly $36, once you add this dress to your cart, you’ll see your discount and pay only $21.60 for this dress. I thought the $36 price point was already reasonable so scoring this dress for just over $20 is very sweet indeed.

For the curvy Suzy woman, they have a great selection of summer dresses as well. This tribal print dress comes in sizes 1x, 2x and 3x and is very pretty with an above the knee style. I find this style of dress also very flattering. Regularly $46, it is now only $27.60. Again, another sweet find.

I love checking out store’s athletic wear section and Suzy has quite a stocked one. I can’t get enough athletic capri leggings and these ones are only $30 regularly. After discount, that price drops down to $18! You can get quite a few pairs for this price.

Shipping is free on orders over $100, so fill up your cart with these hot deals. What’s even more awesome is that this price is calculated on the regular price of the items, not the sale price. So once your cart adds up to $100 before discount, you’ll get free shipping! Even though my cart for these three items adds up to $67, because the before discount cost was $112, I got free shipping.

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