March 28

Staples Canada: $25 Credit with New Staples Credit Card

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Staples Canada: $25 Credit with New Staples Credit Card

While many of us prefer not to use credit cards, other people manage to earn rewards from their credit cards without ever paying fees. Thus, I am always on the lookout for good credit card bonuses. Right now, Staples Canada is offering $25 credit back when you a) open a Staples Credit Card account and b) make your first purchase of $75 or more.

There are two accounts to choose from depending upon your needs.

Business Account

The business account is good for those who own small businesses. There is no annual fee and you can request additional cards at no extra cost. You also receive detailed account statements so you can track spending and know which card has bought what items. While it says you have the ability to carry a balance if needed, we always encourage Moosers and Moose Businesses to pay off their credit cards every month.

Personal Account

The majority of our Moosers will want to choose the personal Staples credit card account. This credit card has no annual fee. You will manage your statement and account online.

To get your bonus $25 account credit, you need to place a net transaction of $75 or more – in a single purchase – before taxes and shipping fees. The account credit will be applied in the month following this promotion ending – so May.

There is also a really interesting payment plan service offered by Staples. Here is what they say:

If the financing is not paid in full by the due date shown on the statement of account, it is converted into a purchase payable by equal and consecutive monthly payments (included in the minimum payment due on the credit card), calculated from the payment due date, at the annual interest rate for the financing plan offered by the merchant

I have not seen this feature on many other cards – and I am not sure how handy it will be. I tend to pay my credit card off every month so this has never been an issue. However, I would like to hear your opinions on this credit card feature.

The only thing I don’t like about this credit card is the lack of rewards. There does not appear to be a point system or cash back built into the credit card. Once you receive your $25 bonus, that appears to be it for rewards.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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March 28

Microsoft Canada: $15 off Fitbit Charge & Free $25 Gift Card

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Microsoft Canada: $15 off Fitbit Charge & Free $25 Gift Card

Microsoft Canada is offering a free $25 eGift card with the purchase of the Fitbit Charge in small or large. The Fitbit Charge retails for $149 but is now on sale for $134.10 with free shipping. The $25 gift card is a nice gift back to yourself.

I price compared the Fitbit Charge with other popular retailers to see if there was a sale on the device anywhere. Here is what I found:

  • $149.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $149.95 @ Walmart Canada
  • $149.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $149.99 @ Future Shop Canada (small slate @ $139.99)

Microsoft Canada’s deal is by far the best. Their price is better than anywhere else and no one else is offering a free gift card with purchase. Microsoft’s offer is available on both the black small and the black large Fitbit Charge.

Like many other fitness devices, the Fitbit Charge shows you:

  • Steps taken
  • Distance traveled
  • Calories burned
  • Stairs climbed
  • Active minutes

In fact, the stairs climbed feature generally only appears in the higher end fitness devices. I read a review for a lower end model that was missing the ability to read incline so steps up stairs and steps on a flat surface were rated as the same calories burned. As we all know, activity that is more strenuous burns more calories so stairs climbed and steps walked are not equivalent. One reviewer at Walmart said:

I bought this about a month ago and have only charged it once! I wear everyday all day…..tracking my steps…..! I never thought I could burned so many calories just walking.

Now, you may just think this is a glorified pedometer. However, Fitbit Charge communicates with an app on your phone to improve your fitness levels. As Fitness Charge is already talking to your phone, the OLED display will give you caller ID when you receive calls. How cool is that?

At night, the Fitbit Charge tracks your sleep. Wake up to a silent, vibrating alarm instead of that horribly loud blare of the iPhone alarm. I think this is my favourite feature of all – a silent alarm for easier mornings. I am not inclined to be a morning person so silence IS bliss.

The Fitbit Charge will last a long time on just one charge. That means less time on the charger and more time on your wrist (or ankle). The sale expiry is unknown.

(Gift Card expiry: 1st April 2015)

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March 27

How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Booking

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Booking

We all love to travel but with the higher cost of traveling and the higher US dollar, traveling is a lot more expensive than it used to be.  Additionally, over time, hotel prices have gone up (they call it hotel inflation).  This was especially noticeable on my last trip to Hawaii.  I was last there only a few years ago and prices for hotel rooms went up by 25% (from my observation and estimation) at least for the same time period of travel in the year (peak season).  Now this increase in hotel price didn’t make me want to jump and buy a time share or anything, but it did make me think twice about finding ways to save money on our accommodation.

Here are some ways in which you can save money on your next hotel booking:

It Pays to be Loyal

Signing up for hotel loyalty points is a great way to look for bargains or deals on a hotel room.  Sometimes when you sign up they give you a signing bonus (this is for credit cards usually) and you will then receive points on top of the points you spent staying there.  With these points you usually have enough points for at least one night.  Some card to look into are the SPG American Express (you get 20,000 SPG points when you sign up) and the Marriott Chase Visa.

Book Directly

The hotel that you’re planning to book through pays the flight aggregators (like Hotels.com, Booking.com), these websites takes a portion of the fee that you’re paying to the hotel when you book.  Instead of booking online, you can call the hotel and book directly.  All it takes is a phone call and an assertive, but not overbearing attitude and then voila, you will get a discount or some sort of incentive for your time.  This is because instead of paying the website, the hotels would rather give you discount and skip the middle man.

Apartments may be the Way to Go

Another way to save money especially if you are traveling with a group (for example, you need more than one bedroom) is to book a condo.  Airbnb, VRBO.com, Home Away… all of these are great condo options and most of them provide a small kitchen  for you to cook in to save even more money while traveling.  Definitely a win-win situation (cheaper rent for you and rental income for them)…that is, as long as you and the people you are traveling with get along.

It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

Finally, it doesn’t hurt to ask.  Personally, I do this a lot whenever I check-in and it usually works most of the time (yes, I know, I’m shameless!).  Ask the front desk staff to see if they can offer you anything to upgrade your room.  Sometimes its just a room on a higher floor, other times, it can be an ocean view room (like in the case when I went to Hawaii!).  Sometimes if you say its a special occasion the front desk staff will be accommodating.  It surely doesn’t hurt to ask and the worst thing they can do is say no.  Most front desk staff don’t mind being asked… and frankly, I think they enjoy that power to that they wield to improve your vacation if they have the means to.

Book it Like You Mean Business

According to Lifehacker, one great way of saving money on your next hotel booking is to book hotels in the business district of a city you’re looking at during the weekend, and book hotels that are in the more “touristy” area during the weekday.

Basically if you go against the crowd, like most things in life, for example, even the stock market (buy when the people are fearful) you will save money.  Classic supply and demand scenario.  You can make that work for you in a good way.

There you go, hopefully these five strategies help you save money on the hotel portion of your next vacation out of the country.  Some of them are easier to implement than the others, hopefully they will help you save some money on your next hotel booking.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any tips and tricks that work well when you book your hotel for your vacation?

Photo credit: L’hotel di sale

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March 27

Crocs Canada: Buy More Save More Event + Take Up To 40% Off Footwear

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Crocs Canada: Buy More Save More Event + Take Up To 40% Off Footwear

Crocs Canada has their Buy More, Save More event on right now. That means you can take up to 30% off your purchase, depending on how many items you purchase. This is a great opportunity to combine footwear on sale with additional discounts. Just enter the coupon code at the check out and you will take an additional 25% off when you buy 2, or 30% off when you buy 3 pairs of shoes.

Click here to shop @ Crocs Canada

  • Coupon Code: BUYMORE
  • Discount: Buy 2, get 25% off or buy 3, get 30% off
  • Expiry: 29th March 2015

While some people would not wear Crocs in public, I find that Crocs are great footwear for the entire family. My son practically lived in his Baya Croc shoes the entire Summer last year. These shoes are known to be comfortable and wearable for long periods of time. However, that is not where you will find the greatest discounts in the sale section on Crocs.ca. While I am not particularly a fan of the lined Crocs, there are some great savings to be had on these.

The Kids’ Creative Crocs Spiderman Lined Clogs will be a popular choice for boys. These Clogs were $44.99 and are now on sale for $34.99. If you add 3 pairs of footwear to your cart and get 30% off, then you will pay just $24.49. I wouldn’t suggest these as water shoes because of the lining, but they are still adorable and would make easy footwear for your little boy.

RealTree patterns seem to be popular lately. If you don’t mind the fleece lining, then you may want to take a look at these Kids’ Baya Lined Realtree Xtra ClogThese would look adorable on both boys and girls. They were $44.99 but are on sale for just $34.99. Apply your 30% discount when you add 3 or more pairs of shoes to your cart and you will be left paying just $24.49 for these adorable shoes for your kiddo.

Ladies, check out these Ocean Minded Women’s Espadrilla Washed Multi Stripe Slip On ShoesThese shoes were $55 but are on sale for a whopping 45% off. The sale price of $29.99 will be discounted even further to $20.99 if you add 3 items to your cart and take an additional 30% off. I love the colour combination and these would be a comfortable shoe to wear with shorts and a t-shirt.

If your total reaches $100 after discounts, Crocs.ca will even throw in free shippingThat is pretty good, considering Crocs.ca will otherwise charge you a flat rate of $9.99. Delivery will take between 7 and 14 business days.

For more Crocs Canada coupon codes, check out our Bargainmoose forum.

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March 27

Rebels Women’s Stomp Boots Were $130 | Now $59 + Free Shipping @ ShoeMe Outlet Canada

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Rebels Womens Stomp Boots Were $130 | Now $59 + Free Shipping @ ShoeMe Outlet Canada

Step into Spring with some new sexy cowgirl boots. Right now ShoeMe Outlet Canada has shoes and boots on sale for up to 50% off. Not only that, but they also have a coupon code to take an additional 25% off your purchase. Combine those two offers and you will have yourself some hot deals on shoes, that’s for sure. I found these Rebels Women’s Stomp Boots at a hot price. They were regular $130 and on sale for $77.97. Once I applied the Easter coupon code, these boots came out to just $58.48! There are also a variety of colours, and shipping is included.

Click here to get into a new pair of cowgirl boots @ ShoeMeOutlet.ca now

  • Coupon Code: BUNNY25
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 6th April 2015

The Rebels Stomp Cowgirl Boots come in four snazzy colours. You can wear a casual outfit like jeans and a t-shirt or even a cute little Summer dress with these boots. Buy your favourite colour or one of each colour available if you wish. These boots were $130 but ShoeMe Canada has put them on sale for $77.97. Once you use your coupon code at the check out, you will see that these boots are discounted to the fantastic price of $58.48.

Rebels Stomp Cowgirl Boots come in four different colours:

Personally, I would go with the black or tan boots. Either of those colours would look great with skinny jeans and a pretty white top. I find grey footwear is hard to match. I had grey UGGs and could never find clothing that worked well with them.

ShoeMeOutlet.ca even offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase. That means you could grab one pair of boots or three and not have to worry about any shipping costs. You may want to check out the other shoes on sale too, there are a variety of footwear items available for the entire family. I even noticed some great steel toe Kodiak work boots if your hubby is starting his seasonal construction or outdoor work soon. Many shoes have sold out of a lot of their sizes though. These Rebels Stomp boots still have most sizes available, but not for long.

If you love ShoeMe and want to enjoy more of their discounts in the future, then I would check out their coupon codes in our Bargainmoose forum. You can sign up for email updates so you don’t miss out on any opportunities to save.

 

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March 27

JBL J55i On-Ear Headphones in Black with Mic Was $160 | Now $25 + $10 Shipping @ NewEgg.ca

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 4:04 PM

JBL J55i On Ear Headphones in Black with Mic Was $160 | Now $25 + $10 Shipping @ NewEgg.ca

Here is a hot deal you won’t want to pass up. These JBL J55i High Performance On-Ear Headphones with Mic usually retail for $80 and up, but while supplies last you can shop at NewEgg.ca and pay just $24.99 plus shipping. Shipping will cost you $9.99 which means the deal still remains a steal.

Have you ever imagined that you could snag yourself a pair of high performance, name brand on-ear headphones for an incredible low price? It is time. Time for you to get yourself a pair of these bold JBL J55i On-Ear Headphones in black. These headphones are at a smoking hot price of $24.99 and I am sure the stock won’t last long at all at this steal of a deal. NewEgg.ca would normally sell these headphones for $160, but other Canadian retailers have them on sale for $79.99 and up right now.

Here is a quick look at my price comparisons, so that you know you truly are getting a hot deal:

So as you can see, even with the $10 shipping charge, you are still paying just half of the next lowest price for these high rated headphones. These JBL J55i On-Ear Headphones boast a microphone and an edgy black colour. They rotate 180 degrees with their DJ pivot mechanism and even have ear cushions made of a soft leather. These ear cups will ensure comfort even for extended use. The audio cord is removable, so you will virtually be tangle free with these headphones. At this price, you may even want to snag two or three. Unfortunately NewEgg.ca has limited each customer to just 5 pairs.

These high performance JBL J55i On-Ear Headphones would make excellent gifts for gamers or musicians even. In the box you will also find a padded carry pouch for convenient travel. Since these are the “i” version of these JBL headphones, they come with both a built in microphone and remote that is compatible with the iPhone. Although there are three colours available, only the black version is available at this hot price.

There is no telling how long this deal will last. Since this is the absolute lowest price I have seen on these after JBL headphones, you might want to act fast. I added a pair to my NewEgg Canada shopping cart. I am tired of hearing the Call of Duty sound effects ring through my household, so I think these are a smart buy. They might prevent me from going Godzilla mode on the play station system when I am trying to focus on work.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 27

Kobo Books: Refer a Friend & Get a 90% Off Coupon

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Kobo Books: Refer a Friend & Get a 90% Off Coupon

When you love something, you probably shout it from the rooftops. Kobo Books wants to make sure you tell all of your friends how much you love them, giving you a really great incentive. If you refer a friend, they’ll get a 90% discount on their first purchase and you will too when they make that first purchase.

I have yet to delve into the digital book world, but more and more I find reasons why I should. My kids actually have Kobo tablets and they read e-books on them. I guess they are ahead of the times on me. They could actually send me an invite and I could get my coupon from them!

Basically all you need to do is send your friend an invite to sign up with a Kobo account. They’ll get an email with a 90% off their first purchase promo code. When they choose their book and buy it with the code, you’ll get rewarded with your own code for 90% off your next purchase.

It looks like there is a select group of books to choose from for this promo, but I do notice that Kobo’s offerings on their select books are usually pretty great. But, you might not get the latest and greatest at 90% off. I personally don’t find that a problem as I love reading older books that I may have missed when they first came out. Also, if I read an author who had a smash hit book that I loved, I’ll go back and see what else they wrote that may not have generated as much interest, but that might have the same type of gripping tale.

If you are antsy waiting for your 90% off coupon, you could use the current 30% off coupon that Kobo has out this weekend.

Photo credit: Garry Knight

(Expiry: unknown)

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March 27

Future Shop: HP Wireless Mouse X4000 – Now $9.97 (FS @ $25) *HOT*

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Future Shop: HP Wireless Mouse X4000   Now $9.97 (FS @ $25) *HOT*

This HP Wireless Mouse X4000 with Laser Sensor is a great buy at only $9.97 on clearance. You rarely find mice below the $10 mark – especially not brand names like HP.

While Future Shop does not list the original price, I found the same mouse a bunch of other places. Here is what the HP Wireless X4000 mouse costs at other retailers right now:

  • $34.99 + shipping @ HP Store
  • $29.99 + shipping @ Tiger Direct Canada
  • $34.98 @ Shop.ca

I also found an old cached page for the same mouse on Future Shop where the price was $34.98. Using this as my basis, the HP mouse is now a very good deal. The mouse comes with 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. That should give you around 30 feet of range – give or take a brick wall. The mouse also has an extra-long battery life, which will last around 30 months. HP Link-5 technology allows you to connect up to five devices just on this one nano receiver. If you are short on USB ports, then this little nano receiver will be your best friend.

This is a final clearance item. You will receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more so this is a good time to check out the rest of the spring clearance sale.

Future Shop has some hot deals right now during their spring clearance. I ran across this Griffin iPad Habit Journal Case in purple on sale from $48.95 down to $9.95. This case is compatible with the iPad 2 / iPad 3rd Gen / iPad 4th Gen. It is a cute little case featuring little elephants all over it in a light purple and then the case itself is a darker purple. The ‘journal style’ case clips on the back of your iPad and then has a front piece to protect the screen. Like the Apple brand covers, the front piece has several fold lines so you can use it as a stand for your iPad at different angles. The case locks open into an adjustable 3-position stand. This is perfect for reading ebooks, viewing movies, or typing. I used to have one of these for when I took my iPad to class. The typing position was my favourite.

I also spotted this Griffin iPad Journal case in a sunglasses print. If elephants are not your style, try this case instead. Originally $38.99, the case is on sale for $12.99. This is not as good of a deal, but still pretty nice.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 27

Vitarock Canada: Free Shipping & 10% Off Coupon

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Vitarock Canada: Free Shipping & 10% Off Coupon

Vitarock Canada is offering free shipping with no minimum for three days only. Usually, Vitarock has a minimum of $25 most months so this is a welcome reprieve. In addition, we have an exclusive coupon code for 10% off your order. Just use the code MOOSE10 to save a few extra dollars on your order.

Combine the coupon and the free shipping offer with deals! I have heard good things about Greens+ as a health supplement. Right now, when you buy a Greens+ original (510 g) bottle, you will receive a free chocolate bar (valued at $9.99). Just add the Genuine Health greens+ ORIGINAL with FREE Chocosol Bar to your cart. This bundle costs $74.99, which is the same cost as the greens+ without the chocolate bar. After coupon code, receive the bundle for $67.50.

The sale section is ripe with great items to combine with free shipping and the 10% off coupon. This gorgeous bright Suncoat Polish & Peel, Lovely Lapis is on sale from $9.40 down to $4.70. After coupon, pay $4.23 with free shipping. I think this colour would look amazing with a pair of blue jeans and breezy sunshine yellow top on a hot summer day.

All natural mascara is hard to find; moreover, it is hard to find cheap. This Suncoat Sugar Based Mascara, Black is on sale from $16.60 down to $8.30. After coupon code, pay $7.47 for the mascara. Believe it or not, I have never ever used mascara! I cannot stand things near my eyes. However, I know my eyes look amazing when they are enhanced with eye shadow and such – so I think mascara would actually look pretty awesome if I could get it anywhere near my eyes.

Baby wipes are multi-purpose in a women’s arsenal. They work great for baby bums, for freshening up the personal area, and are great for makeup removal as well. These boo Bamboo 100% Bamboo Baby Wipes are on sale from $6.20 to $3.10. After coupon code, pay just $2.79 for 80 wipes.

I use protein powder in most my smoothies, which I have every second day. That means I go through a decent amount of protein powder in a month. This Tera’s Whey Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Whey Protein is a new-to-me brand that looks promising. Originally $51.60, the powder is on sale for $25.80. The coupon code brings the price down to just $23.22.

As I mentioned before, anything you buy this weekend will ship to your home for free.

(Expiry: 29th March 2015)

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March 27

Sportchek Canada: Columbia Arcadia II Spring Jacket Was $90 | Now $50

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Sportchek Canada: Columbia Arcadia II Spring Jacket Was $90 | Now $50

Sportchek’s got some spring jacket doorcrashers on and you might want to check it out. I found an awesome deal on this Columbia Arcadia II spring jacket, which was originally $89.99 and is now $49.99.

With probably 500 pieces of clothing in my closets and drawers, I actually don’t have a spring jacket. I usually wear hoodies or cardigans as a cover-up in the spring, but the problem is that they won’t keep me dry. There have been countless times waiting for my kids to get off the school bus or come out of school where the clouds hovered and then rained down on me. While everyone else put up their waterproof hoods and zipped up their nice Columbia jackets, I stood there holding my cardigan together getting soaked. Not this year!

This jacket is waterproof and breathable and easy to store in your bag or even in your glove compartment for those times when you will need it. It packs right into the hand pocket so it stores super easy.

There are multiple colour choices available, with most sizes available in each colour. My favourite is the light blue, but the black is also nice and simple so you can pair it with anything.

There is one review on Sportchek’s site, giving it a four star rating:

I’m usually weary of buying clothes online because I like to touch and feel the fabric first, and I prefer to try it on for size. I fit XS, S and M – it all depends of the brand. The jacket fit perfectly, and the jacket is light but not sheer. I bring it everywhere.

I shopped around to find that this price far beats any competitor prices. Cabelas sells this jacket for $90 and so does Columbia Sportswear.

Use coupon code AFS4916 to also get free shipping on this purchase.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 27

Fluevog Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Fluevog Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Free shipping with no minimum is my favourite deal from Fluevog. It allows me to raid their sale section without having to add on (mentally) the cost of shipping to each pair of shoes. Fluevog shipping is $16 for the first item or $10 per item for two or more items, thus you save $16 at minimum and potentially much more.

I have a confession to make – I bought a pair of Fluevog shoes this month. I was visiting Vancouver, the home of two Fluevog stores, while I was staying all of three blocks away from the second store. I HAD to pop by. After trying on around ten pairs of shoes, I fell in love with the Hopes Promise for $329. It was one of those angels start to sing moments! The shoe fit like a glove and feels amazing to walk in! It was also the perfect short heel for running errands. I purchased the black shoes, but I really want the blue/white pair as well.

For those of us on a budget (my wallet is now empty), the sale section is the place to be. The Wearever Kiitos shoes are my top pick from the sale. These gorgeous black shoes with a little side accenting were $299 and are now on sale for $199. These shoes are designed to take you from morning to evening without the slightest foot ache! Plenty of sizes are still available.

Next, I would like to mention the Hopefuls Vow. When I was in the Fluevog store, a woman tried on the same shoes I bought and then tried on the Vow – and bought the Vow instead. She liked the colour combination – a bit more funky – and the price was more palatable. Originally $329, these shoes are on sale for $199.

I seem to be on a real kick for $200 shoes. My next choice is the Kitschy Kitschy Boom Boom Liz. Two colours are on sale: the Tomato & Teal and the Pink & Yellow. I like the pink and yellow combination the best. Originally $309, these shoes are now on sale for $199. They fit a little short but are very generous on the width! I need wide shoes so these are on my bucket list.

Fluevog is the only brand of shoes I buy for everyday wear. I own like six pairs of their shoes now – and love every one of them. I highly recommend the brand for durability and style.

(Expiry: 29th March 2015)

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March 27

Best Buy Canada: Marley Jammin Revolution On-Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Best Buy Canada: Marley Jammin Revolution On Ear Headphones Were $20 | Now $10 (FS @ $25)

Looking for a nice pair of headphones with a very slim price? Check out the final clearance on the Marley Jammin Revolution on-ear headphones that were $19.97 and now $9.97.

Of course you can go and buy all the top lines of headphones and spend lots of money, but if you want a pair that will get you from A to B in the audio world, I think these Marley headphones are great. They look stylish with a Marley-esque design on the interior. They are also made from eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic with a recyclable aluminum housing.

Meant to be played with the bass up loud, you’ll have One Love while you’re Jammin’ with these headphones on.

There are six reviews with a total rating of 3.5 stars out of five. While that isn’t super high, I don’t know what you’d expect from $10 headphones? Performance and value are rated highly while ergonomics and comfort are on the lower end. The most negative review says these broke after a few months, but the most positive reviews really like these headphones:

These headphones are pretty good. This is my first over-ear purchase in a long time and the quality is great. Being a Marley product, the first tracks I played after getting them were some Bob Marley classics!

I couldn’t find these for sale in Canada, but I did find them in the States and the regular and sale prices were all much higher than Best Buy’s $19.97 regular price. For example, Walmart in the U.S. sells them for over $31. Even Amazon.com has them for over $30. So, while this might seem like only a 50% off deal, it could actually be worth quite a bit more.

Free shipping happens at Best Buy when you spend $25, so you might want to see what else you can add to your cart so you don’t pay shipping fees. For me, the shipping fees were $5.99. You could also stock up and get a pair or two for friends (so you all match ;)).

(Expiry: 16th April 2015)

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March 27

Toys R Us: BOGO Free on Play-doh, My Little Pony, & More

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Toys R Us: BOGO Free on Play doh, My Little Pony, & More

There is a bunch of buy one get one free offers on at Toys R Us for this weekend. This is a great time to stock up on toys for your children – whether for birthdays, for good behaviour rewards, or for Christmas (I know… so far away).

Here are some of the items you can buy one of and get another free:

  • BOGO FREE on ALL $21.99 and Under Play-Doh
  • BOGO FREE on ALL $14.99 and up My Little Pony
  • BOGO FREE on ALL Littlest Pet Shop Dolls and Playsets

I started with Play-Doh, as it is a favourite childhood toy of mine. I just adore the Play-Doh Stamp and Roll Set Featuring Despicable Me Minions for $9.99. There is a unicycle roller with stamps built in and a Pogo stick with different stamps as well. It is one-eyed minion versus two-eyed minion for the win! I would pair this set with the Play-Doh Marvel Can-Heads Featuring Spider-Man and Green Goblin that is also $9.99. Together, one set becomes free.

Toys R Us: BOGO Free on Play doh, My Little Pony, & More

You can see the discount in my cart above. Now, Toys R Us offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more so you will want to add more than $10 worth of stuff to your cart.

When I was a child, I owned one My Little Pony. I think my pony would be a classic now as My Little Pony has come back as a hit TV show and toy franchise among kids, teens, and adults. I was at a comic convention where I heard Q from Star Trek speak. Half the questions directed towards him were about the character he voices on My Little Pony! You could purchase the My Little Pony – Equestria Girls Collection – Twilight Sparkle Doll for $17.99 and get the My Little Pony – Equestria Girls Collection – Rarity Doll for free. If you split the cost between the dolls, which means each doll will only cost $8.99.

Lastly, all Littlest Pet Shop Dolls and Playsets qualify for the buy one get one free offer. I picked out the Littlest Pet Shop – Backstage Beauties Pet Pair for $14.99 to pair up with the Littlest Pet Shop – On With the Show Pet Pair, which is also only $14.99. Your second one becomes free in your cart.

You can add multiples of these deals as well. I tried out four Littlest Pet Shop items and two became free. You can do this with the My Little Pony and Play-Doh deals as well.

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March 27

Walmart Canada: 75% Off Hugo TranSport Chair & Walker *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Walmart Canada: 75% Off Hugo TranSport Chair & Walker *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Walmart Canada has discounted the Hugo Folding Walker from $113.47 down to $28. The Hugo TranSport Chair is also on sale from $199.97 down to $50. Both of these items come with free shipping to your home.

Both of these are very heavily discounted – so much so that I am surprised they are still in stock. The walker is lightweight (6 lb) and folds up flat for storage so it is never in the way. Push a button on the unit to make the walker fold. The walker includes side storage bags and a pack of 5″ walker wheels for easier gliding. The adjustable height makes the walker more versatile. The Hugo Walker can handle up to 300lbs of weight.

If you have an elderly parent or grandparent – this can be very useful. My mother always kept a walker out at our place for my grandmother. When she came to stay, she didn’t need to pack her big walker into the car. Rather, she could use the one we had at the house for her.

Wheelchairs are really expensive, so if you need one buy this Hugo! The Hugo TranSport Chair is also quite light – weighing in at only 16 lbs. Like the walker, the wheelchair folds up so you can transport it and store it easily. The padded upholstery provides some comfort and there are built-in compartments for putting a few valuables – or a snack bar. Seat belt, rear brakes, and removable footrests are included. There is a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs. Both the walker and the wheel chair assemble without tools.

I may be young but there are times in my life I wish I had a walker or a wheelchair. That time I tore a ligament in my foot and could not walk for two weeks – that would have been a nice time to have a walker. That time my friend and I collided while skating (I fell on top of him because he stopped suddenly) and he broke his ankle – that would have been a nice time to have a walker, or better yet a wheelchair. Honestly, crutches suck.

I am not sure how long these items will stay in stock, as they are 75% off and quite valuable for anyone who is elderly, has health conditions, or is accident-prone. Pick one up while you can.

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March 26

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

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

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

Spring cleaning has started at my house already. While I like to be organized, I could spend a small fortune in small bins and containers. Magazine holders are a storage container that can be made of cardboard, metal, plastic or sometimes even wood. These inexpensive containers usually cost only a few dollars at the dollar store. You can spend an extra buck or two more and find many stylish options at IKEA. Depending on the project, you can also make your own magazine holders out of cereal boxes following this tutorial from Crafty Journal after you raid the recycling bin. Make your containers even cuter by covering them with fabric, pretty paper or comics.

Create A Mail Storage System

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

Check out this mail rack on Lifehacker from user kazmataz. Using only a simple shelf, a few wooden IKEA KNUFF mail organizers and some wood stain, she created an awesome fixture to stash mail and other small items by the door.

Store Your Potatoes and Onions

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

I used to have a special wood box that kept my potatoes and onions organized, but it broke. I think I spent $40 on that box. Check out this idea from Mimi’s Crafty World to store your produce in metal mesh magazine holders. With a see thru container, you are less likely to end up with wrinkly potatoes you forgot about.

Hide Your Eyesore Modem

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

Your modem is a necessity, but they sure can be ugly on a shelf. Use a magazine holder to hide the eyesore just like they did at Design O.C.D. with very little effort. The box is open on one side and it should allow airflow to keep your router cool while looking chic.

Store Your Craft Supplies

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

If you like to DIY, it is very likely you have some spare craft supplies around. Storage containers geared at crafters can be pricey. I love this storage idea for yarn from Laughing Purple Goldfish using magazine holders. Even better, this could work for paper or scraps of fabric.

Organize Canned Goods In Your Pantry

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

If you are like me, you dig through the pantry looking for tomatoes and end up with a can of beans instead. Check out this perfect storage idea from PB&J Stories. Use magazine holders to organize your canned goods so you can locate them quickly and effortlessly. You can match your kitchen’s personality by recovering the outside in a pretty pattern.

Store Tea In A Corner Shelf

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

This tea and herb shelf using the Ikea wooden KNUF is a great idea. Check it out on Ikea Hackers. You could use this corner shelf idea for K-cups, spices, or any other small item storage.

Storage Inside A Cabinet

7 Clever Ways To Repurpose Magazine Holders

The Simple Life and Home mounted these containers on the inside of their cabinets to store long boxes such as aluminum foil and plastic wrap. You could use screws or even use command hooks for a removable option. This would work equally as well mounted in your bathroom cabinet to hold your curling iron or flat iron.

Bargainmoosers, what else besides magazines would you store in a magazine holder?

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