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September 21

The Pros and Cons of the Share Economy

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM

The Pros and Cons of the Share Economy

Recently, we did an article surveying what’s out there in the share economy and detailing how you can save money by taking advantage of services from TaskRabbit, Fiverr, Uber, Elance and more.

While it is certainly true that you can save money and time with these websites, there is a bit of a dark side to the share economy that everyone should be aware of before wading into these new waters. Bargainmoose is all about saving money, but sometimes you need to use caution when doing so and its important to get the full picture.

With that in mind, we present the advantages and disadvantages of the share economy. This list will hopefully mean you’ll always know what you’re getting into with this new way of making and spending money.

Pro

Freedom and Flexibility

These two tenants are often touted as reasons to become a tasker on TaskRabbit or to complete a job on Elance and they are very true. Working any job as part of the share economy largely means you can set your own hours and work with who you want, when you want — all while setting your schedule from the comfort of home. Plus, the extra money you earn can be put towards your own financial freedom.

Con

Unpredictable Wages at Unpredictable Hours

Along with that freedom and flexibility comes unpredictability. No one should try to make a living solely on gigs garnered from the share economy because often the wages are a mere pittance compared to what a worker would get for the same service if they worked for a professional company. This is because bidders often undercutting each other with bids well below minimum wage. In a recent New York Times article, author Natasha Singer pointed out that those with no stable full-time job are turning to the share economy and trying to cobble together some semblance of an income without much success.

“They often work seven-day weeks, trying to assemble a living wage from a series of one-off gigs. They have little recourse when the services for which they are on call change their business models or pay rates. To reduce the risks, many workers toggle among multiple services.”

One economist source told Singer: “If you did the calculations, many of these people would be earning less than minimum wage. You are getting people to self-exploit in ways we have regulations in place to prevent.”

Pro

Insurance and Peer-Review

One of the great things about the share economy is that most sites like TaskRabbit and RelayRides offer insurance to protect you against damage or theft when someone else is driving your car or inside your home doing a chore. Perhaps more integral to even the necessary insurance in the shared economy is the peer-review system that ranks and reviews tenants, guests, taskers, drivers and more after they do a job or stay in your home. Those who do well get recommended, promoted to the most viewed parts of the site and get more jobs or offers, while those who end up providing a bad experience are harshly reviewed and ostracized by their peers on the site. It’s the number one homegrown system of checks and balances in the share economy.

Con

The Share Economy is Largely Unregulated

Across North America the share economy means that millions are renting out their homes like hotels or using their cars as taxi cabs and still these practices remain largely unregulated, but lawmakers in the U.S. are trying to change that.

This particularly true in larger urban centres like New York City and Chicago. In New York, legislators are trying to regulate the operations of Airbnb by charging their in violation of New York’s Illegal Hotel Law, which makes it illegal for New Yorkers to rent out their homes for fewer than 30 days unless the resident is living in the apartment at the time. Car-Sharing service Lyft was also banned in New York for what regulators called “disruptive” and “personally dishonest” business practices.

Of course, these regulations look like they’re just in place to protect already entrenched industries like hotels and taxis, but Micah Lasher, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Chief of Staff, told Freakonomics Radio that regulating the share economy actually protects people.

“One of the big issues is the question of externalities and external impacts. In other words, if my next-door neighbour is using their apartment as a hotel room, they’re not just running a risk of their apartment getting trashed, they’re having an impact on me. Similarly, in the case of Lyft, if one of those drivers gets into a car accident, doesn’t have appropriate insurance, that can have an impact on a whole bunch of folks who did not sign up for that.”

Pro

The Democratization of Luxury Services

One of the best things about the share economy is that services previously reserved for high class individuals like chauffeur services, maid services and professional consultation services are now available and affordable to the masses. Plus, now anyone can do them. If you have initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit, you to can be a hotelier by renting out your home for a few days or a taxi cab driver by driving people around in your car. In the past, it used to be that these services were only available to those who could afford it, but now these services are available from regular people at a variety of price points – most of them affordable to the average person. These services used to be extras reserved for special occasions, but now they could be affordable enough to be enjoyed on a regular basis.

Con

Limited Safety and Corporate Oversight

Whenever you’re sharing your personal belongings like your car and your home with a stranger you just met online, the question of safety is always an issue, especially for women. Sites like CouchSurfing.com offer safety tips, but many of the companies in the share economy put the onus on you, the individual user, to keep yourself safe and take very little responsibility for your safety as a business. For example, these companies could make background checks of participants mandatory instead of optional if they wanted to.

According to an article on Sharable.net, When a female Air BnB user identifying herself as EJ found her home ransacked and identity stolen by a renter named DJ, she noted that even though AirBnb responded swiftly and appropriately after the fact, (despite not having a 24-hour emergency helpline and not responding until 14 hours later) they made it difficult to research her potential tenant until the reservation was bought and paid for. She wrote the following in a blog post detailing her ordeal:

“By hindering my ability to research the person who will rent my home, there is an implication that airbnb.com has already done the research for me, and has eliminated the investigative work that Craigslist requires. In effect, the friendly, community-based site with its Golden Rules creates a reasonable expectation that some basic screening of its users has occurred, and speaks little to the risks involved, primarily within the very small print of the lengthy Terms of Service. Thus by the time this reservation was confirmed and I was given Dj’s email address and phone number, I was on a plane heading East, and he/she was armed with my welcoming instructions on where to pick up the keys to my apartment.”

Photo credit: Alex:

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September 19

Carter’s OshKosh Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 off $50

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Carters OshKosh Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 off $50

I’m happy to give you this awesome exclusive: $10 off $50 at Carter’s OshKosh. As you know, they recently started shipping from Canada and this is our first exclusive with them, so enjoy!

Click here to shop @ Cartersoshkosh.ca now

  • Coupon Code: CAOKBM
  • Discount: $10 off $50
  • Expiry: 20th September 2014

You only have today and tomorrow to take advantage of this exclusive coupon code and good thing there are so great sales to combine it with on site right now. The fall sale is on right now with items as low as $4.99.

What I love about Carter’s is all their graphic tops with fun sayings that kids love. This “I am the hype” sporty active top says it all. This was $8, which is already a fantastic price, but on sale for $5.99.

If you want something a little more dressy, these woven plaid shirts are always perfect for boys who want to look a little more stylish, but not too dressed up. This was $16, now $11.99.

What I also love about Carters OshKosh is their Halloween Shop. They always have the perfect thing for kids to wear around Halloween – a favourite holiday in this house! You gotta have some fun jammies for Halloween, so check out this 2-piece snug fit cotton pjs for toddler girls. It is the perfect thing to put on after a night of trick or treating!

It looks like they only have costumes for the littlest ones and doesn’t this fleece little owl Halloween costume pull your baby making strings? So sweet! This one is $18.

You can find all of the Carter’s OshKosh coupon codes in our forum, as well as our exclusive coupon codes. Shipping is flat rate of $8, so buy as much or as little as you’d like, just remember that to use the coupon, you need to spend $50. That really shouldn’t be too hard, should it?

Carters OshKosh Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $10 off $50

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September 19

Shop.ca: Girl’s EMUs 30% Off

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Shop.ca: Girls EMUs 30% Off

Get her little feet nice and warm and looking good in some EMUs and get 33% off in the process from Shop.ca.

I used to own a pair of EMUs and absolutely loved them. They were a size too large as they were a gift, so I dragged my feet around, but I can’t tell you how warm they kept me. I hate wearing socks so these were perfect as I could slip my bare feet into them and go. My feet didn’t get too hot either, which is always a concern for me. My feet burn and itch easily when too warm (which is why I don’t wear socks often), so these boots suited me so perfectly. Of course, you can also wear socks with them too, as probably most kids will have to do trudging their way to school each day.

These Australian EMUs are incredibly cute and Shop.ca has a few styles. I tried to price compare but really, not many stores sold these ones for kids. I did find them at ShopStyle, where the prices were about $20 more on average. You could also get them from the EMU Australia store, which ships free internationally, and while the prices are almost similar, you risk duties and fees and you can’t use our exclusive $10 off $50 to bring your price down that much more.

So, while you could get any pair with our exclusive coupon and save money on these boots, I’m going to focus on the ones that are 33% off.

What girl would not love a pair of these sparkly pink boots? If I had a girl, I know what boots she’d be wearing this winter. These were $99, now $56.50 with discount and coupon added. If hearts are more her thing, these ones are super cute too and offered for the same price.

If pink just isn’t her thing, a more traditional style like these fur trimmed boots might be on her wishlist. These were $109, now $66.30.

Of course, you’ll also get free shipping and earn Aeroplan points too on this purchase.

(expiry: Unknown)

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September 19

Mabel’s Labels Canada Promo Code: 50% Off Pirate Labels Today Only

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mabels Labels Canada Promo Code: 50% Off Pirate Labels Today Only

As you might very well know, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yes, this is a real thing and hey, why not go with it, especially when you get free doughnuts and labels at 50% off. Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off pirate ship or skull ‘n’ crossbone labels today with promo code.

Click here to shop @ Mabelslabels.com now

  • Coupon Code: TREASURE
  • Discount: 50% off
  • Expiry: 19th September 2014

School is well on its way and I’ve already had calls about a bump on the head, my son hit his teacher (he’s 3), my other son got into a fight with another student and two kids out sick. That’s a pretty tumultuous 3 weeks! So everyone is obviously adjusting just fine. The other day when I went to pick up my son, he had no sweater on, even though I had sent him with one. The problem was that the name “Lucas” was printed on his sweater (it was a hand-me-down) so my son said it wasn’t his, even though he wore it that morning. Of course the teachers were also confused, with no Lucas in the class, one sweater left over and one child sweater-less. This would not have happened had I labelled the sweater with his own name, but unfortunately for me, I ran out of labels. I need to get some and why not at 50%. I know my boys won’t object to a pirate theme.

While I believe you can get 50% off any pack of labels with those icons, I choose the 45 sticky labels, that are normally $21, and at checkout with promo code they came down to $10.50! Guess what else? Arrrr, you’ll get free shipping too, matey! They won’t get there by pirate ship, but they’ll get to you, and free too.

What’s even more, spend more than $50 (difficult with all these hot discounts) and you’ll get a free set of Write Away Labels. I love free gifts with purchase.

Check for more Mabel’s Labels coupons right in our forum for your pleasure.

Photo credit: Peasap

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September 18

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle Only $150

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle Only $150

Start shopping for Christmas right now with this hot deal! I don’t know how long it will last so don’t wait until you get home to ask your husband. Right now Amazon is offering the Xbox 360 250GB holiday bundle for only $149.99, with a regular price of $299.99.

This deal is hot! I’m going to do a few price comparisons for you to show you how hot it really is. Other stores selling this exact bundle include: Staples for $249.99; Dell for $299.99; sold out at Walmart; $299.99 at Microsoft Store and Newegg has it for $249.99. Other stores have it, but no one can compete with the price it is at The Source. The only exception I found was The Source, but they are sold out online.

What this package includes is the Xbox 360 E console with a 250GB hard drive, built-in wi-fi, the wireless controller, one month of Xbox Live Gold plus the games Halo 4 and Tomb Raider.

As another comparison of price, The Source is selling just the console itself for the exact same price.

While my kids were gifted a WiiU last year and love it, there is also something about Xbox that they love. I think the games are a bit old for them, but that’s ok, because my husband loves these shoot-em-up games and my oldest can play it when he is a little older. This price is really provoking me to get them this as their larger present for Christmas and it is quite the difference from the few hundred that was paid for their video game console last year.

I don’t have to bore you with reviews, as if you are a gamer, you’ll know everything you need to know about Xbox and the included games.

Shipping is going to be free on this item as well.

If it tells you it is sold out or a different price, continue to check back as it seems it goes back and forth on price.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 18

Bench Canada: Get $25 Off 2 or More Items Over $100

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Bench Canada: Get $25 Off 2 or More Items Over $100

Brrr… It is chilly out there in Ontario! Now might be the time to layer up for Fall and with Bench’s sale, you might be more inclined to shop there. Buy two regular priced items, with a total of $100 or more and you’ll get $25 off your order.

I like this sale because although you need to buy regular priced items, if you want the newest of the new, those usually aren’t on sale. This way you can get the newest styles and still get a discount. Plus, it twists your rubber arm to buy a little more.

Walking my kids to school this morning I wore a sweater with no pockets and my hands were freezing. Seriously, aren’t we still in summer here? I also realized that my sweater didn’t cover my butt as I’d like it to. So, now I need a new sweater and this Answell b zip thru is perfect. I love the grey colour too, as it makes it more casual, and while it has pockets, it also has thumb holes so my hands will definitely stay warm, but I can use them too! I also like the yellow interior as it adds a little something else to the sweater. $89

Hubby also walks the kids to school, and is never warm, so fleece is the answer for him. This core funnel fleece jacket in black is simple, warm and does the trick for being outdoors in the fall (or summer I guess!). $79

If I get both items, I would have paid $168, but instead my total comes to $143, just like that, right in my cart. Since you are spending $100 or more, you’ll also score free shipping as that is free on $99 or more. I did try to use a coupon code with this order, but it didn’t accept it, so you’ll have to be happy with $25 off, which is still pretty sweet.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 18

Black’s Canada: $0.09 Prints On Now

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Blacks Canada: $0.09 Prints On Now

Start uploading your prints now because you only have until Saturday to get $0.09 4×6 prints from Blacks.

I have literally spent hours in the last few weeks going through ten years of photos, choosing my favourite ones, editing them and then noting what folder they are in. Reason is that I’m going to print them. I used to always print my photos monthly as I scrapbooked, but I stopped doing that about four years ago when I had my third child and any sense of “me time” went down the drain. But, now my youngest is four, off to school and I have a bit more time on my hands. I have big plans for photo walls in my home, so I want to narrow down the thousands and thousands of photos to just my absolute favourites.

While I’m not done sorting them, I could print the ones I have done for only $0.09 each. I like printing at Blacks as I find the quality the best around, but usually the cost stops me as their regular per print price for 4×6 is a whopping $0.39! There is a minimum of 50 prints, which is better than the usual when there is a sale of 100 prints.

It also looks like the prints will be processed outside of the in-store lab, so it won’t be ready in an hour either. Expect 7-10 days before you can pick up your photos, which is not a huge wait. If you want them shipped right to your home, expect to pay $5.99.

If you want to check out what other offers Blacks has on right now, they have wall art on for 25% off and since you are already uploading your favourite photos, why not get one blown up and made into something spectacular.

(expiry: 20th September 2014)

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September 18

No Frills Now Accepting PC Plus Points!

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

No Frills Now Accepting PC Plus Points!

I am over the moon about this announcement! No Frills is now accepting PC Plus points. Woohoo! This does start tomorrow so don’t rush out right now with your wallets!

If you are a regular shopper of the PC brand of stores – Loblaw, Zehrs, Fortinos, Superstore, etc., you’ve been happily collecting your PC Plus points and saving so much money on your groceries. In the first month that PC Plus became available, I saved $80 on my groceries. I shopped at Loblaw each week and loved the store. Unfortunately for me, I moved to a small town where the nearest PC Plus accepting store is a 20-minute drive away. My town has Sobeys and No Frills and both weren’t great options. Sobeys offers a rewards system, but it is far inferior to the PC Plus one with more purchases needed to get points and a confusing points system. The PC Plus one is so simple – 20,000 points is $20 and so on. I don’t mind shopping at No Frills but felt a little jaded that I wasn’t getting points for it. Well, now I can!

This means that not only do I get to price match, get some low prices overall, I’ll get rewarded for it. Luckily for me, my No Frills is a fairly and new and well-kept store and the produce and meat look decent. I know sometimes shopping at No Frills you can’t always trust the freshness of the fresh stuff.

Considering I am off to get groceries tomorrow, I’ve now changed my plans of driving to another city and I can do it right in town. I can’t wait to redeem some points! If you don’t know what PC Plus is, you can read my post about it here. While so many people had trouble getting an account or syncing accounts, I had no trouble when I signed up. The only annoying part is that you have to load your offers (your personal ones) from your email each week. There are in-store offers that you’ll get, but if you don’t load those other ones, you won’t get the points for them.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 17

Weekly Contest Roundup: Photo Shoots, Shopping Sprees & Getting Glam

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Weekly Contest Roundup: Photo Shoots, Shopping Sprees & Getting Glam

I was away last week and missed getting you the contest roundup. Did you miss me? I hope so! This week we have some very unique contests, and lots of them are as easy as taking a photo.

Pur Minerals - Win $450 in Eva NYC and Pur Minerals merch with a simply entry on Facebook. (expiry: 19th September 2014)

Yummy Mummy & NewEgg - Win a blood pressure monitor to keep your health in check at home! (expiry: 26th September 2014)

JYSK - Win the What the JYSK? contest by snapping a JYSK item in your space and sharing it on Instagram. I love contests like this! You could win a shopping spree, and who doesn’t love those? (expiry: 30th September 2014)

Homesense – This one excites me like no other. Simply choose which style you like better for your chance to win a $2500 Homesense gift card! Imagine the damage I could do in a store like that with that gift card! (expiry: 20th October 2014)

Sportsman’s Guide – Live it and share it is what they say, and you could win up to a $2000 gift card for this contest. (expiry: November)

Garage - Take the challenges they present you with, which are pretty freaking easy and fun, and you’ll get a chance to win this contest. (expiry: 31st October 2014)

Retro Glam – Share on your social media for a chance to win a $100 gift card for this glamorous store. (expiry: unknown)

Blame Betty - Win a $100 gift card for this store with your entry on Facebook. (expiry: unknown)

Fluevog - Win a Martone bicycle and a pair of Fluevogs in this very cool contest. (expiry: 6th October 2014)

Thyme Maternity - Take a bumpfie (selfie of your bump – love it!) and you could win this modelling contest from Thyme. You’ll get a chance to win a model photo shoot in Montreal.

So Bargainmoosers, what contest do you want to win??

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September 17

PeekaPak Canada Promo Code: Get 40% Off Your First Pack

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

PeekaPak Canada Promo Code: Get 40% Off Your First Pack

How are you all faring with school back in? In our house we’ve already got three of us sick (1 kid and 2 adults), a little bit of homework and a few tears and whines of “I don’t want to go to school today!”. While I’m kind of a scheduler of the after school time, I also make sure to schedule down time for us, but sometimes even with this, my kids need a little bit of an organized activity sometimes. These PeekaPaks look great for this. With this coupon, you’ll get 40% off your first pack, when you buy a monthly or yearly subscription, which is a savings of $10.

Click here to shop @ Peekapak.com now

  • Coupon Code: BACKTOSCHOOLPAK
  • Discount: $10 off
  • Expiry: 21st September 2014

You might be wondering what exactly a PeekaPak is. It is basically a monthly box filled with goodies for learning and fun. What’s exciting is that you don’t have to do any planning, you just hit the mailbox, get your box and let your kids take over. Inside, you’ll get a storybook and crafts, plus all the materials you’ll need for those crafts. I totally love this idea, and with three kids at home, I don’t have to pay full price for all of my kids as there are sibling packs for a reduced price as well.

You can choose from different membership offers, like three months for $71.97, which comes down to $61.97 with the coupon. As you go up in how many months you’d like to subscribe for, your price per pack decreases. For example, the six-month membership per pack price is $21.99, but the yearly subscription per pack price is $19.99. This prices all go down once you factor in the coupon code.

If you’d just like to try one month to start, you can do that too and normally you’d pay $24.99, but the coupon gets this price down to $14.99, which is awesome!

Shipping is included in your cost, so there is no need to worry about extra charges. If you want to come back next month after trying this product and loving it, check for more great Peekapak coupons in the forum.

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September 17

Dynamite Canada: 30% Off All Orders & Free Shipping

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Dynamite Canada: 30% Off All Orders & Free Shipping

Not only will you get 30% off whatever your big heart desires at Dynamite, you’ll also get free shipping with no minimum, and a bonus gift on orders over $50.

While the site says this sale might be today only, I have word it goes until Friday, but the weekend means it will only be 30% off select items. It would, however, be in your best interest to shop today for the best selection because as you know, the longer a sale goes on, the more the inventory dwindles, especially on the best deals and the hottest items.

As a frugal mooser, I always head to the sale section to see what kind of discounts I can get on top of the 30% off and free shipping. In the sale section you’ll find the sale price of the items, but once you add the item to your cart, the extra discount will appear. For regular priced items, the same thing will happen in your cart.

I love this striped muscle tee tank. Something about it says take me on a ride on your boat! Even with summer ending, this top is such a versatile item for your wardrobe. Wear it alone or with a blazer, cardigan and with jeans on the bottom, or shorts or dress pants! You can do so much with this top and you won’t believe the price. While it sells regularly for $22.90, it is on sale for $12 and in your cart that price will drop to $8.40.

I’m kind of shocked that you can get a dress for $7! This Scuba halter bodycon dress was $32.90, but on sale for $10 and reduced to $7 with the coupon. Sweet!

What I love about Dynamite is that they have clothes for all occasions and while I’d say that it suits the younger ladies a little bit more, I have a number of pieces from Dynamite and so does my mom, so it really depends on the outfit.

(expiry: 19th September 2014)

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September 17

Hip Apotheca Promo Code: Exclusive 25% Off!

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Hip Apotheca Promo Code: Exclusive 25% Off!

I’m excited to tell you about a great exclusive coupon code that Bargainmoose has lined up for you from Hip Apotheca. What’s exciting about this coupon is that it is one of the highest coupon codes they’ve offered. They have offered 25% off before, but it is usually on a high minimum spend, like $200. This one has no minimum spend.

Click here to shop @ Hipapotheca.com/ca now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE25
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 19th September 2014

I’ve never shopped at Hip Apotheca before, but I have to say, the store looks amazing. They offer natural and organic products with no animal testing and that are environmentally-friendly. Plus, their website looks gorgeous. I feel like shopping there just because their site is so beautiful.

If you already know what products you love, you can shop directly by brand and get straight down to it. They don’t carry a huge number of brands but that is because they only carry the ones that meet the criteria I just talked about. This way you know they are carrying quality.

You can use this coupon on regular priced or sale items and I found this Antipodes brightening duo already on sale. Although, it says the regular and sale price are both $79, so I’m not sure if this is a mistake or if it isn’t on sale. But if you bought the two items separately, the Juliet skin brightening gel cleanser is $34 and the Apostle skin brightening & tone correcting serum is $58, which is a total of $92, so the duo is much cheaper, especially after you add the coupon and bring the price down to $59.25. It is like you are getting the cleanser free! I really need something like for my dull and dry skin this winter. I need to refresh after losing all that summer sunshine from my skin.

Skincare is just one of the lines that Hip Apotheca carries. They have everything from haircare to fragrance and bath and body. They even have a vegan section if you so desire.

Shipping is free on a $50+ purchase and you can check out their coupons on the Hip Apotheca page in the forum.

Hip Apotheca Promo Code: Exclusive 25% Off!

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September 16

NCIX Canada: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Only $20

Posted by on September 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

NCIX Canada: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Only $20

If you need a wireless keyboard and mouse, look no further than this deal from NCIX. Get the Microsoft wireless desktop 800 for business for only $19.99 with a regular price of $39.99. You’ll also get free shipping too!

I just recently switched over to a wireless keyboard and mouse and wow, what a difference. I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. I struggled with the wire on my mouse every single day, as it usually got in my way and I had to move it. My husband gave me one he didn’t need and I can’t say how much I love it. It is also nice for packing on trips away as there are no wires to get all tangled in my bag.

I’d give you an overview of the product, but how much is there to say about a keyboard and mouse except that it works? It has a secured wireless connection of up to a 30 foot range and the cursor is very responsive. The keyboard sports frequently used hot keys and has zoom and audio controls. Your mouse also has a battery life indicator, which, for an unorganized person like me is a life saver.

Of course I price compared this unit to show you how you are getting the possible price. I found it at a number of retailers. Walmart has it on sale for $29, NewEgg has it for $26.99 plus $7 shipping, Dell has it for $39.99 and Best Buy has it on sale for $29.99. There are quite a few other stores that also have this unit in stock, if you wanted to continue the research, but NCIX always had the best price. Even the stores that have it on sale or clearance didn’t beat this price so NCIX definitely knows what it is doing.

There are a few reviews under the review tab, which give it about a 4 out of 5 stars. The main complaint is that the function keys are small. The main pro was that it is cheap and works and I’d have to agree.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 16

ShoeMe Canada: Buy 3 & Get 1 Free

Posted by on September 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

ShoeMe Canada: Buy 3 & Get 1 Free

I wanted to blog this deal for our readers as it is quite an interesting deal. It is a buy three, get one free deal, but it has a twist. You don’t have to buy all three pairs of shoes or boots at once. You have until Halloween to accumulate three pairs of shoes in multiple or one purchase and you’ll get a coupon code for a free pair.

What’s very amazing about this deal is that you can still get deals while getting your fourth pair free in the end. For example, when I went to ShoeMe’s site, a coupon popped up giving me 30% off a spend of $100 today only. The coupon is Fall2014, in case you are shopping today. You could literally buy your three pairs today and get 30% off and get issued your coupon for your fourth pair. If you have caviar tastes, you could also just buy one pair today, with or without the coupon, depending on the cost and then come back at other times, looking for sales or using coupons from forum to discount your purchase. Basically, getting your fourth pair free is a bonus on top of what you’d normally get!

In reading the terms and conditions, it says this offer can’t be combined with other discounts or promotions, but I’m not sure that means promo codes or sale items.

Basically anytime between now and October 31st, you can buy three pairs of footwear. Once your third pair has been bought, you’ll get a promo code for the free fourth pair, which you can use between December 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015. You do have to use one email address for all of your purchases and any returns will not count.

As another added bonus, no matter what you buy, your shipping will be free. This is a great incentive to take your time and buy what you like when you like. You don’t have to spend a minimum amount today just to save the shipping. You can buy a new pair today, one tomorrow and one next week.

(expiry: 31st October 2014)

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September 16

Retro Glam Canada Coupon Code: 20% Off Everything

Posted by on September 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Retro Glam Canada Coupon Code: 20% Off Everything

It is with great pleasure that I want to introduce you to this new to Bargainmoose store – Retro Glam. Based out of Alberta, Retro Glam offers “old school Hollywood glamour and modern subculture” for men, women and even kids. If you love the retro look (as I truly do), you will love this store! I haven’t previously seen too many stores based on Canada with this kind of offering, so this is a treat, plus you’ll get 20% off everything with promo code.

Click here to shop @ Retroglam.com now

  • Coupon Code: sale20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 21st September 2014

While this coupon says 20% off your order, I found it didn’t work on everything, but it didn’t say why or which items. Unfortunately, you are just going to have to try your luck and see what you can get on discount. For example, this “I love my Dad and his tattoos” shirt, which is mega-cool, didn’t get a discount.

What’s really cool is that when you are adding something to your cart, you can see how much they have in stock as well, in case you want more than one.

I found some very interesting items while perusing Retro Glam’s website, like this Folter Profiles top. While I would wear this as an everyday top, it could also be a cute top at Halloween if you are looking for something to add to a costume. I did notice there were a lot of items that would be good for Halloween. This top was $40, but on sale for $32, but after adding the coupon, you’ll get it for $25.60.

I was excited that there was a kids section, but sad that the boys section was empty. Then I found out the girls section was empty too. I’m going to think that the store is new enough and have hopes to fill this section eventually.

You’ll have to spend over $200 to get free shipping from Retro Glam and you can get this and more coupon codes from our forum.

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