April 27

WagJag Canada: $20 For $40 @ 1800 Flowers

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 11:03 AM

WagJag Canada: $20 For $40 @ 1800 Flowers

With Mother’s Day coming up, flowers might be one of the first things on your mind. WagJag’s got a great deal on right now, where you can buy $40 worth of flowers from 1800Flowers, but pay only $20 for them, essentially getting yourself $20 off your purchase.

To be honest, every woman I know loves getting flowers. There were times when money was short and my husband bought me flowers and part of me felt like it was a waste of what little money we had, but the other part of me was so happy to be appreciated with a beautiful bouquet. I think generally most people don’t buy themselves flowers, but when you have a gorgeous bunch in your kitchen or living room or even on your desk at work, it does make you feel happier. This is not just because they look so pretty and smell so nice, but because you can think about the person who took the time to give them to you.

For all those moms out there who really have everything, flowers are a nice way to go. Usually you would spend quite a bit getting flowers delivered, but with this deal, you’ll save $20. Now, I do know there are shipping costs associated with 1800Flowers, but they are less than $20, so you can look at this way – you are saving the shipping, plus a little bit more. If you can’t be there to deliver, or you like the surprise of the doorbell ringing and your mom (or wife) getting flowers, then it is worth that extra charge.

The voucher will expire on June 30th, so this is ideally used for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day if your dad would appreciate flowers. But, you can use it for any upcoming event, like a birthday, wedding shower, anniversary, or whatever you choose by this date.

Just having a look around 1800Flowers website, I see flowers starting from just $29.99 and I’d love to get any of them. I love sunflowers and you can get 10 stems for $49.99, which will be $29.99 plus shipping with your voucher from WagJag.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 27

Staples Canada: 10% Off Toner & Additional $20 off $100

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Staples Canada: 10% Off Toner & Additional $20 off $100

Staples has a great deal on right now that will get you all stocked up on toner. First, they’ve got 10% off HP, Canon and Brother toner cartridges. Then, when you get your items into the cart, you can click the links below to get yourself a unique coupon code that will get you an additional $20 off your $100 purchase.

Click here to shop the toner sale @ Staples.ca now

Click here to get your coupon for $20 off $100 on toners

Because there are so many different types of toner depending on your printer, I can’t go and list the deductions you’ll get for each one. I will find a few and give you some price comparisons though, because it is nice to see what you will really be saving.

Just a regular everyday toner cartridge like the HP 98A black toner, this item is regularly $173.50 at Staples. That is already a lower price than the competitors I found it selling at. Now, add an extra 10% off, bringing it down to $156.15. Then, add your unique coupon code above, which brings the total down to $136.15 including shipping.

As a price comparison for this cartridge, I found this exact one at Costco for $169.99, Canada Computers for $179.99, and at HP for $187.99. You are saving a minimum of $30 on this item alone.

If you do have a few toners you’d like to buy, you might be best to do separate orders, as you only get the one $20 coupon off.

Don’t get fooled like I did, and think that this sale is on all ink for your printer. This sale is only on toners and not inks, which means it is only for laser printers. Considering I don’t even have my own printer and my husband buys the ink for his, I had no idea there was actually a difference. This is what happens when you don’t work outside your home for over ten years!

Because you’ll be spending over $100, your shipping will be free on this Staples purchase.

Photo credit: Suzanne Cezanne

(Expiry: 3rd May 2015)

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April 27

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Grab this stylish little speaker for a present, or all for your own. This speaker was $85.99, but is now only $45.99 @ Dell Canada. Free shipping is included in this deal, making it even sweeter.

I first saw this little speaker when Avigayil blogged about it about a month ago. During that deal, I picked one up for my brother. I am happy to report two notable things since that blog entry. First, my brother loves this speaker and he is incredibly hard to buy gifts for. Secondly, I managed to find it at even a better price today so you can grab your own at an even better deal if you missed it.

This little speaker is both portable and powerful. It is a slightly different deal as the speaker on sale today is the red version and not the black one, as was on sale previously. That bright colour makes it both a great gift, and easier to find in your bag when you are on the go.  The Bluetooth has a wide range, playing music, movies, and anything else you choose at a distance of up to 33 feet. This speaker should give you about eight hours of music playing time. You can also leave it in standby for up to 90 days, which means you are not constantly recharging this speaker. Speakers like this are also perfect for video calls if you Facetime or Skype with a mobile device or tablet. I find the sound on this speaker is much better than what my brother’s iPad can broadcast, plus it has an integrated microphone. My brother has become the DJ for his after school club with this speaker and my gifted collection of a copy of my 90’s and 2000s rock mp3s. Like most teenagers, he really cranks up this speaker but at least he has good taste in music!

Check out the price variation elsewhere. Microsoft is the leader of the pack, but Dell has them beat today on price.

I have not seen many reviews of this product. Over at Amazon Canada, there are a few reviews praising the sound quality. From using this speaker personally, you are getting an awesome deal. If you have been looking for a small speaker with great sound, this is a sure bet. This price does not last long, so I would order now before the price goes back up.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 27

Sumo Lounge Promo Code: Omni Reloaded Chair Was $199 | Now $99

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Sumo Lounge Promo Code: Omni Reloaded Chair Was $199 | Now $99

If you are looking for a portable, lightweight and positionable bean bag chair for by the pool, at the beach, playing video games and more, the Omni Reloaded from Sumo Lounge is your chair. Regularly $199, you’ll get a discount of $100 by entering the coupon code below, paying only $99 with free shipping for this item!

Click here to shop @ Sumolounge.ca now

  • Coupon Code: OMNIR99
  • Discount: $100 off the Omni Reloaded
  • Expiry: Unknown

I actually have this versatile adult bean bag chair in fuchsia. I got mine for taking camping, as it packs down easily and has its own carrying case. The neon pink was a welcome addition to our natural surroundings. To be honest, I didn’t get to sit in my chair a lot, as my kids stole it from me most of the time. When the kids were off riding their bikes, I would relax and lay back to read and found it comfortable, which is saying a lot since I have many back issues.

The only thing I didn’t like it for with camping is that I was too low to the grounds and spiders kept crawling on me. So, I moved the chair to our basement, where we use it when we play video games. It works quite nicely for this. If I do get a pool one day, I am going to use it as a lounger by the pool and maybe get a few more to match, especially at this hot price.

It looks like only the three colours are left in stock, which are orange, lime and fuchsia. It is nice to get a bright colour like these for a chair like this. You wouldn’t want to get a boring neutral.

There are plenty of reviews on the Sumo Lounge site, like this one:

My wife loves to read in be but struggles to find a comfortable position with various pillows. I figured the Sumo Lounge would be a lot more comfortable. My wife absolutely loves it. The lounge provides great support and comfort. If you like to read and watch TV in bed you must purchase this product.

I find it very interesting that his wife uses it to read in bed. I’m going to totally have to try this! I also struggle to find a comfortable position while reading in bed.

Bargainmoosers, what do you think of this chair?

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April 27

Today Only! Simple Sleep Memory Foam Pillow Was $80 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 7:48 AM

Today Only! Simple Sleep Memory Foam Pillow Was $80 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Have a better night’s sleep with the Simple Sleep Memory Foam Contoured Pillow. This two-pack pillow set was $79.99 but is now only $29.99. These pillows also meet the $25 minimum to qualify for completely free shipping.

This is so appropriate that I write about amazing comfortable pillows first thing this morning. Last night I tossed and turned all night. I am not sure if it was because it was too warm in the room, or because my stack of pillows kept falling on the floor, but for some reason I was awake half of the night. There is no shortage of pillows on my bed, but my husband squeezes them so tight they end up looking like a tube of toothpaste that is half empty.

We are often buying new pillows in our house. I usually replace two pillows on our bed at the same time, as it somehow seems unfair that only one of us between my spouse and I receive a new pillow. This deal today already is a two pack, so it is fair if you have a significant other also. The foam on this pillow is curved to fit your head and neck, offering you extra support.  This product is described as a medium firm pillow though buyers at both Best Buy Canada and Amazon Canada are reporting it leans more towards the firm side. These pillows also come with a washable cover for cleaning. which keeps your pillow cleaner and allows it to last longer than with just a pillowcase alone.

Pick this same pillow set up at Amazon Canada and for one pillow you will pay $36.56 or $73.12 for two like this pack. Walmart Canada had a two pack of these pillows for $59, but they are now out of stock. Sears Canada has a single contoured pillow that is memory foam made by Bodyform. You could pick up the Bodyform pillow for $79.99 for one pillow or $159.98 for two.

Over at Best Buy, there are only two reviews and they are not very detailed. You may want to check out the 85 reviews at Amazon Canada to get your best picture of this product. I see multiple people mention that if you have neck pain, this is a particularly great purchase. Several people also mentioned that this pillow has a chemical odour out of the box, but that it goes away when you wash the pillow case.

I would say this pillow set is a solid buy. Memory foam pillows often cost much more. For this price tag, you are generally lucky if you can score one pillow. Grab this set of two now before it is gone.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015)

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April 26

Free Comic Book Day Across Canada (2nd May)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:25 PM

Free Comic Book Day Across Canada (2nd May)

Do you know what comes on the first Saturday every May? If you love comic books, then you already know the answer to that question, but just as a reminder – the 2nd of May is Free Comic Book Day across Canada! So head into your local comic book store on Free Comic Book Day and treat yourself to a free comic.

Comic book stores big and small across North America participate in Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday every May. There is no purchase necessary to claim your free comic book, so this is truly a freebie to snag. However, stores get to decide which comic books to give away for free. While this event is free for everybody, it is not a “free-for-all” in the selection process. The past two years there have been between 44 and 57 different free comics available, so I am sure you will be able to choose something.

Depending on which store you visit on the 2nd of May, you can choose up to 10 free comic books. That means you can truly reap the benefits of the selection available. This is a great event for the young and old. Anyone can enjoy a good comic book. There are previews of the available comic books available on the Free Comic Book Day website, so take a quick gander to see what is available for you this Free Comic Book Day 2015.

Some of the comic books included are:

  • Dark Circle Comics # 1
  • Spongebob Freestyle Funnies
  • Transformers Robots in Disguise # 0
  • Terrible Lizard # 1
  • The Tick
  • TMNT Prelude to Vengeance
  • Worlds of Aspen
  • and much more

With a total of 50 different comics to choose from for free this year, you are bound to find something. I may even pick up a couple for my son to read since the pages are so colourful and interesting in comics. Of course each store may have different hours of operation, and the free comics are available on a first-come first-serve basis, so be sure to call ahead to avoid any disappointment.

(Expiry: 2nd May 2014)

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April 26

Lowe’s Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum – Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Lowes Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum   Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Need a new vacuum? Here’s a hot deal on the Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong vacuum. At Lowe’s, you can currently get it for just $69, which is $160 off its original price of $229 — that’s a whopping 70% off! Shipping is free as well.

The Bissell 48K2C vacuum is the kind that simply follows you around or more specifically: “cleans along”. Lowes Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum   Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Personally, I much prefer those kind of vacuums as opposed to the upright ones as there is no risk of it falling on you when you’re on your hands and knees trying to vacuum a tight corner. I have an upright one that is due for an upgrade and it constantly falls over whenever I’m trying to use one of the attachments to vacuum tricky spots — very annoying!

For those of you who are tall or have tall significant others who typically do all of the vacuuming, the Bissel is also really cool in that its height can be adjusted. It also has plenty of other very neat features like:

  • full bag indicator
  • tools may be easily stored on the on board wand
  • comes with crevice tool for tights spots
  • includes upholstery tool for fabric, drapes & cushions
  • comes with dusting brush

Great on both bare floors and carpets, this vacuum also has a variable suction control! I’m not entirely sure in what kind of situations this would be most useful for considering that personally, I like having the most suction possible but it could perhaps be used on a delicate carpet that could easily be ruined by too much suction.

It also has an automatic cord rewind, which is always a major plus. Having to constantly unwind and wind the cord back up is never fun.

There are no reviews for this handy vacuum on the Lowe’s site but on Amazon, where it’s currently on sale for $130.84 (reg. $199.99), it has a total rating for 4/5 stars with 8 customer reviews. Nearly all of the reviewers praised this Bissell vacuum for its strong suction and its many functions. Plus, many of those also stated that they wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family!

Rona, on the other hand, has this same vacuum for as much as $189!

(Image Credit: Meme Center)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

5 Ways to Save Money on Pet Food

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM

5 Ways to Save Money on Pet Food

I have been through it all and have fed my dog who has eczema (he is allergic to different types of food and different allergens in the environment) all sorts of expensive pet foods. My dog was eating better than me at times (I think his meals cost $3-4 a day at one point) and he was eating raw ostrich meat, raw bison meat, etc. Because of the raw meat and basically 100% protein he was losing weight since he was not eating any carbs. I had to switch him back to a starchier dry food diet.

I advocate for feeding your dog well and not at the expense of trying to save money. When I first got my dog, I looked for coupons to save money on dry dog food. I switched from one brand of dry dog food to another relatively quickly. I learned my lesson, however it likely caused his predisposition to allergies. Buying generic dog food that had grains in it and different kinds of protein ended up making my dog allergic to quite a lot of foods.

Now, he eats wet food in the evening and dry food in the morning and his allergies have stabilized. Since spending $100-$150 a month on dog food was out of the question for me (not to mention his vet bills) here are some ways you can save money on pet food.

Buy in Bulk

Lifehack recommends that you buy in bulk.  I do this as well as much as possible.  It saves on packaging and saves on cost.  Even if I am trying a new dry dog food I buy in the larger size to save me time from having to go back to the pet food store (and spending more money buying extra treats to try or extra things I don’t necessarily need for my dog).

Check Your Store for a Loyalty Program

Many pet food stores have a “Buy 10 bags get one free” promotion with their pet food, depending on the manufacturer and whether they are participating.  At some stores you don’t need to collect stamps as they will automatically track how many bags you have bought, but some require that you keep the receipts.

With pet food stores, I find that it does pay to be loyal.  I have personally been going to Tisol for many years and have been pleased with their service.  The great thing about some pet food stores is that if your pet reacts to the food or cannot tolerate it, as long as you keep your receipt and as long as the bag does not look like it is over 30% finished (I am giving it a random percentage) or more, you can return the product if it is not working out for your pet and get a full refund or credit for another type of dog food.

Clip Coupons

It pays to get to know Google.  Sometimes I just Google for coupons and with a quick search you can see if there are printable coupons (or coupon codes if you shop online) for your pet food.  For example, Bargainmoose has some coupons for Global Pet Foods.

Email the Manufacturer, It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

When my dog was eating a dry dog food brand named Natural Balance, I would email the manufacturer from their website and ask if there was a coupon.  They would mail me a coupon for a few dollars off my next bag of Natural Balance.  It was great for them to hear feedback on their product and for me to get rewarded for sharing my feedback.

Make Your Own

Finally, Popsugar suggests that you buckle down and make your own dog food if you have the time.  You’ll be able to limit the ingredients and know what you are giving to your dog without having to second guess what he is getting in his dog food. However the downside is that it is time consuming, not to mention labour intensive.

If you’re looking to save money on a new pet, here are some other great tips from Bargainmoose.

Bargainmoosers, how do you save money on dog food?

Photo credit: Will Marlowe

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April 26

Get Wunderground Premium FREE For 3 Months With This Promo Code (+ Chance To Get An Extra Free Year!)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Get Wunderground Premium FREE For 3 Months With This Promo Code (+ Chance To Get An Extra Free Year!)

Love using Wunderground for all of your weather updates but hate all the ads? Here’s a gift code to get 3-free months of their Premium membership, which is normally $10 per year. There is also a possibility for an extension of 12 free months. Keep reading to find out how you can it.

Click here to get a free membership @ Wunderground.com now

  • Coupon code: QWV35
  • Discount: 3 free months of Premium membership
  • Expiry: Unknown

Even a regular cost of $10 per year isn’t all that much considering that it comes down to less than $1 per month or more specifically $0.83 but there’s nothing like getting a Premium membership for free instead of having to pay for it!

Wunderground’s Premium membership features absolutely zero ads while you browse their site, along with no ads in the e-mail updates that you receive from them. It also includes longer radar loops. Plus, whether you get the basic or the premium membership, you will also be able to upload pictures, post blog and comment on the Wunderground articles.

Follow these steps to get 3 free months:

  1. Go to Wunderground’s homepage
  2. Click on the user icon on the top right corner of the page
  3. Start creating an account by entering your e-mail address, a user name and a password
  4. Click the box next to “I have a gift code for a Premium membership
  5. Enter the above-mentioned gift code
  6. Click the green button for a Premium membership

If you already have a Wunderground account, then you can try to get the 3 free months by adding the above-mentioned code to your “member settings” page.

It might take a couple of seconds or even minutes to loads (it took some time for me), but eventually, when you receive the 3 free months, you will be re-directed to Wunderground’s homepage. Some Moosers have been reporting that they received 12 free months in addition to the 3 free months by either entering the gift code: CLASC or CLSIC in the member settings page, which you can access by re-clicking on the user icon after your account has been creating. Neither one of these codes worked for me but they are certainly worth a try as it might just work for you! In either case, be sure to let us know if you succeed in getting the 3 months or even the additional yearly membership.

(Image Credit: Sam Javanrouh)

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April 26

Starbucks Canada: 25% Off During Home Brewing Event

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Starbucks Canada: 25% Off During Home Brewing Event

Starbucks Canada is offering 25% off select coffee, tea, syrups, and more during the Home Brewing Event.

Are you looking for a yummy daily coffee? Try out the Starbucks True North Blend that is on sale from $15.95, and is now down to $11.96 for 1 lb. This blonde roast tastes light-bodied and mellow. it is a perfect coffee for drinking throughout the day. Enjoy the subtle hint of roasted nuts.

Are you looking to perk up your morning coffee routine? Drop your regular roast and be bold! Try the Starbucks® Fairtrade Certified Italian Roast for a bit of a perk-up. Originally $16.95, a 1 lb bag of whole beans is on sale for $12.71. This is a bold roast with hints of caramelized sugar. Expect a sweet and roasted flavour. Maybe you can skip the sugar?

I can think of a myriad of uses for the yummy Fontana Caramel Sauce (63 oz) on sale from $29.95 that is now down to $22.46. Try it in your hot drinks, on cold drinks like milkshakes, and on ice cream! You could even drizzle it on the top of muffins, cake, and donuts. I think most my baked goods could be improved with a little caramel sauce.

As one reviewer says:

Like butterscotch, but more carmel-y. Great on ice cream. The pump is so easy and there’s zero drip or clean-up– a bonus. In coffee, it’s just sweet enough, and the milk in the caramel gives enough smoothness that it takes the edge off of the cup, without requiring milk or other sugar.

16 out of 17 reviewers give this sauce a perfect 5/5 star rating.

If you are working with a pod brewer, then pick up a few coffee pods on sale. Now is a good time to try new flavours in the 12-count boxes. You always want to try a smaller amount of new flavours before purchasing bulk boxes. If you do not like the flavour, then you are risking so very little. The Caffè Verona Brewed Coffee Verismo Pods were $11.95 and are now on sale for $8.96.

My favourite Starbucks product is their Tazo Chai Tea Latte Concentrate that you mix with milk for amazing Chai Lattes. I used to buy this stuff and add it to milk – in a pot, over the stove. You slowly warm it up (careful not to boil) and can use a whisk to froth the milk a bit. Originally $5.75, the box is now on sale for $4.31.

Starbucks shipping is $7.95 and free on $75 or more.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015)

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April 26

Claudia Alan Coupon Code: Free Martina Sunnies (Worth $39) on $35+ & More Deals

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Claudia Alan Coupon Code: Free Martina Sunnies (Worth $39) on $35+ & More Deals

Let me introduce you to another Canadian boutique that you may not have heard of before – Claudia Alan. They are a BC based store with the tagline, “Beautiful products that make a difference.” They specialise in eyewear and accessories, and everything has an element of giving back to the community or to the environment. It’s a nice idea, but it’s even nicer when they offer special offers for us to take advantage of, too. Just now, if you spend $35 or more on anything on site, you will get a free pair of Martina sunglasses worth $39! Here are all the details:

Click here to use the Claudia Alan coupon code online now

  • Coupon Code: MARTINA
  • Discount: Free $39 Martina sunglasses
  • Expires: 1st May 2015

To get this offer, make sure you add the above Martina sunglasses to your shopping cart. I’ve pictured them above, they’re a pretty sweet gift with purchase. And as far as I can see, you can choose from 5 different colours, from the plain black to stripy grey. Then, add $35 or more of other items to your cart too, and apply the coupon code at checkout. You will see the discount appear as such:

Claudia Alan Coupon Code: Free Martina Sunnies (Worth $39) on $35+ & More Deals

I was thinking that this store could be a good place to check if you were looking for Mother’s Day gifts. They have some beautiful and unique items here in the accessories section. Some that caught my eye:

Some gorgeous designs, eh?

Canadian Shipping

Shipping is a flat rate of $6.95, so if you only want to make a smallish order, that’s what you will have to pay. However, you can get free shipping by topping your cart up to $75 or more.

Free Cleaning Cloth

If you happen to purchase some sunnies in the Cameron range from Claudia Alan, you will also get a free cleaning cloth worth $8. This one appears in your cart automatically, as long as you have those sunnies in there too. (Ends 30th April 2015)

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April 26

NCIX.com: Sinclair Audio Active Bluetooth Speakers Were $349 | Now $89 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 1:33 PM

NCIX.com: Sinclair Audio Active Bluetooth Speakers Were $349 | Now $89 & Free Shipping

NCIX.com has discounted the Sinclair Audio WBT30BK 3″ Active Bluetooth Speakers from $349 down to $89 with free shipping. I am not sure if the original price is inflated, but this kind of speaker system usually retails around $200 so I figure this is a good deal.

These speakers have multiple inputs so you can connect anything from brand new devices to the old stereo system that you dug out of your grandparent’s attic. Connections include line in audio, optical in audio, and Bluetooth audio as well. You can connect your iPod, TV, computer. There is no need for a separate amplifier; you have full control over the speakers via the small included remote control.

There are not a lot of reviews, but the ones there are quite positive. Most people bought them on sale for around this price (slightly higher) and highly recommend doing so as well. One reviewer said:

Using these as my computer speakers and the Sound quality is excellent! You can hear every little nuance and the 3″ subs surprisingly produce great lows.

Another reviewer commented on the quality for the price he paid:

Worth every bit $100 I paid and I would venture to say I would buy them again at $200. Great product by a Canadian company.

I am curious if you can have all your devices connected at once without having to disconnect them. You could have your smart phone connect via Bluetooth, your computer connected via audio in, and the TV connected via optical in. I wonder if you could keep all three devices attached and it would just play whichever one you have on at the time. If you get a set, then let me know.

The only negative I possibly see is that the speakers lack controls built into them. If you just happen to lose the remote control, then you cannot adjust the speakers. Resolution: do not lose the remote control.

Given the reviews and the sale price, I consider this a rather nice little deal. Free shipping is valid as long as this speaker system is in stock. If it does go out of stock, you may want to try our exclusive NCIX.com coupon for free shipping. It could work on out of stock items, I do not know.

Note: If these speakers are showing as $99, try refreshing your link.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 26

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Microsoft Canada is selling the gorgeous MSI GP60 Leopard-665 Signature Edition Gaming Laptop on sale from $899 down to $809.10 with free shipping with educational discount.

Now, I discovered something interesting at the Microsoft Store. You just need to pick a province and an institution. You do not actually need to supply your student ID, so almost anyone could – if they wanted – take advantage of this deal. You just need to click ‘educational store’, put in your province and your institution, and it will give you the discounted price.

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Now, you may think that 10% off a laptop is not that big. However, I chose this laptop for a special reason. I was looking for the least expensive laptop with an i7 processor. I was personally looking for myself and for a friend of mine who wants speed. I told him about this laptop and he said “but I don’t game” and I said, “it doesn’t really matter – gaming laptops are built for speed.” The MSI GP60 Leopard-665 Signature Edition Gaming Laptop is one of the cheapest laptops I can find with in i7 processor and good stats.

The laptop’s stats are as follows:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24-millimeter) Full HD display
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • 8GB memory/1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics

Now, I price compared this laptop with NCIX.com where I found the same model but different stats. The MSI GP60 Leopard laptop with i5-4210H processor, 8GB RAM, and 750GB hard drive costs $949.99. So, you are paying $140 more for a slower processor and a smaller hard drive.

Now, I also found the one that matches the stats sold by the Microsoft Store. The MSI GP60 Leopard i7 4700HQ, 8GB, 1TB, with the same graphics card costs $1099.99. While they advertise a mail-in-rebate that drops the price to $1039.99, this laptop is still $230 more expensive at NCIX.com than it is at Microsoft Canada.

I also checked out prices on Amazon Canada. The same configuration with a slightly better graphics card costs $1099.00 at Amazon Canada. There is a secondary marketplace seller that is selling the same stats and graphic card MSI laptop for $1091.16.

Essentially, this is a very good price for this laptop. Even comparing with base i7 models, you can rarely find a laptop with an i7 processor for under $800. There are a few, but they generally have very small hard drives (half the size), half the RAM, and a normal graphics card.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

Steam Powered: 75% Off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Now $5.49

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Steam Powered: 75% Off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim   Now $5.49

Steam Powered is offer 75% off the highly celebrated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Originally $21.99, the game is on sale for only $5.49.

This game is one of the best. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim earned a Metacritic score of 94/100. However, Skyrim has had a recent flash of negative reviews on Steam Powered. What is up with that? Well, it appears that Steam is now charging people for mods and the gamers are afraid that this will result in a plethora of crappy mods that people just threw together to make a quick buck. Thus, the negative reviews are not of the actual game itself, but rather this recent change from free DLC to paid DLC mods.

As one reviewer put it:

Once upon a time there was a game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it was a very good game with a loving, creative community around it. That community was now ruined by the Pay4Mods plague…

There is some serious hate going on over the paid mods update.

Now, if you can handle paying for your mods or do not like downloading that many mods to start with – this is an excellent deal for the game. I price compared with all iterations of the game on Amazon Canada. The cheapest Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was for the Xbox 360 @ $17.91. The PC version retails for $28.52 @ Amazon Canada.

Trying to find cheaper, I visited best Buy Canada. They offer previously played versions for $14.99, but this is still nowhere near Steam’s price. Recycled editions on EB Games also retail for $14.99 each. Of course, these prices ignore shipping costs. Obviously, it is cheapest to buy the game on Steam’s platform with this sale.

If you want a bigger package, then you should pick up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition for 66% off its retail price. Originally $43.99, the legendary edition is on sale from $14.95. EB Games has the recycled version of this game for $34.99. I also found other console versions for $38+ at Best Buy Canada and Amazon Canada. I am not sure you can get this game cheaper anywhere else.

This deal ends tomorrow, so scoop it up while you have the chance.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ noon EST)

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April 26

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12 Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99

Dell Canada has discounted the XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership from $59.99 down to $44.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this membership with the prices at other online retailers. Here is what the competition is selling the Xbox Live 12 month membership for:

  • $48.99 @ Costco Canada
  • $56.83 @ Amazon Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $56.83 @ Walmart Canada

Dell Canada’s price is the best out of all the competition. Costco does come close, but is still a few dollars more. If you are a gamer on a budget (is that an oxymoron?) then this is an excellent choice to get in on the Gold benefits at Xbox Canada. As I have mentioned before, having an Xbox gold membership gives you access to exclusive deals that are not available to the ‘public’. You can just check out the “Deals with Gold” section in Xbox Canada to see what games you can score.

40% off Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition is one of the exclusive deals you can purchase with your Gold membership. The retail price for the game is $99.99, but it comes down to $59.99 with your Gold membership. You can easily see how a Gold membership can quickly pay for itself in savings on other games – especially the big titles and popular sequels.

the Xbox Gold membership allows you to play games with friends on the multiplayer network. You also receive free games each month as an Xbox Gold member. On top of that, you can save up to 75% off games in the Xbox Store. Previously, I have seen 50% offers on popular games such as Duck Dynasty and more.

I was recently reading about gaming consoles and the shift to monthly / yearly paid memberships. While many players would like to see that end, it appears to be here for good since PlayStation recently switched to a membership base as well with the PS4. I wonder if the major PC gaming platform will also switch to membership in the future. I think that would be terrible. Gaming console companies are making it nearly impossible to get away without a membership these days, so deals like this help save your pocket book an extra few dollars.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ 6AM)

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