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August 22

New Leprechaun’s Surprise Contest! Win a $50 Wagjag Gift Now!

Posted by on August 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM

New Leprechaun’s Surprise Contest! Win a $50 Wagjag Gift Now!

Ha ha ha! I am having a surprise contest late on a Friday night… I am not sure if many of you will be around, so the chances of winning could be quite high. For the next three hours, everyone who leaves a comment below will be in with the chance of winning a $50 prize from Wagjag.com. I’ll choose a random winner from the commenters.

Why not comment and tell us something you’ve bought via a great deal on Bargainmoose?

Quick Rules:

  • Canadian entrants only
  • One entry per household
  • Ends 22nd August 2014, midnight EST
  • Rules subject to change at admin’s discretion

Have you entered part 2 of our sixth birthday contest? It’s still running to the end of today. In that part, you’ve got the chance to win an iPad mini… and we’ll be staring part 3 tomorrow morning (Saturday) so be sure to come back to Bargainmoose and check us out on the weekend.

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August 21

Bargainmoose Birthday Contest Part 2: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini!

Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Bargainmoose Birthday Contest Part 2: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini!

As you may have seen on site by now, we’re celebrating Bargainmoose’s 6th birthday with a series of contests, giving away some super prizes. The main prizes are four Apple iPad minis, one of which you can get the chance to win in the contest below. Yesterday, we also had a spot contest here (now closed) for an Amazon gift voucher and we will be having a few more surprise contests through the course of the week. Make sure to stop by Bargainmoose quite often to see if there’s a new contest happening!

How To Enter Today’s Contest to Win an iPad Mini

You’ve got to search for some Leprechaun’s gold again! The image at the bottom of this post shows you what the pot of gold looks like, that’s what you’d got to find hidden on the Bargainmoose blog by solving the question below. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Solve the question below
  2. Pop your one-word answer into the search box at the top of this page
  3. Hidden in a blog post, find the secret symbol on the pot of gold
  4. Email us telling us what the secret symbol is

Solve The Question

Where do you find a leprechaun’s pot of gold?

Bonus Contest Entries

Day 2 RulesBargainmoose Birthday Contest Part 2: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini!

  • Canadian entrants only
  • One entry per household
  • Ends 22nd August 2014
  • Rules subject to change at admin’s discretion

Have fun!

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August 20

Leprechaun’s Surprise Contest! Win a $50 Amazon.ca Gift Voucher Now (CLOSED NOW)

Posted by on August 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Leprechaun’s Surprise Contest! Win a $50 Amazon.ca Gift Voucher Now (CLOSED NOW)

*** Contest now closed, check back tomorrow for more prize-winning fun! ***

In our continuing Bargainmoose birthday celebrations in which we’re giving out some fantastic prizes to the Bargainmoosers, we’re going to have a really quick surprise contest now. In the next 3 hours, you have the chance to win a $50 Amazon.ca gift voucher.

Here’s what you have to do now – leave this magic key phrase in the comments below:

Top of the morning to ya!

That’s all you have to do – easy peasy.

I’ll be contacting one Mooser for the $50 Amazon prize. Remember, Day 1 of the contest is running until end of day today (the 20th) so get your entries in. And the next part of the contest will start tomorrow morning, the 21st August. Call back then to get more chances to win an iPad mini!

Quick Rules:

  • Canadian entrants only
  • One entry per household
  • Ends 20th August 2014, 2pm blog time (MT), 4pm ET
  • Rules subject to change at admin’s discretion
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August 19

Tim Hortons @ Buytopia.ca: $3 For a $5 Gift Card

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Tim Hortons @ Buytopia.ca: $3 For a $5 Gift Card

Quick post here! I got a mysterious email from Buytopia last night, stating that there was going to be a super deal today. There was a picture of a steaming cup of Tim Horton’s coffee, so my hopes were high for a great deal from this national chain.  The deal has just gone live as I write this – you can get  a $5 gift card for only $3.

Buytopia have 10,000 of these Tim Horton’s gift cards available, and I think they will sell out fairly soon. You can buy 1 per person per billing address… so you obviously cannot stock up on a TON of these to use in the future. The gift cards will be mailed out to you, and they don’t have an expiry date, so you can use them any time!

(Expiry 30th August 2014)

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August 19

Bargainmoose Birthday Contest Day 1: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini! (NOW CLOSED)

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Bargainmoose Birthday Contest Day 1: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini! (NOW CLOSED)

*** Contest now closed, winner will be added after contest ends ***

*** The winning number was 42 ***

As I mentioned in a quick post yesterday evening, it’s Bargainmoose’s sixth birthday this week! And to celebrate, we’re raiding the poor little leprechaun’s pot of gold, and awarding FOUR loyal Bargainmoosers with an iPad Mini each! Would you be interested in winning one? Read on …

How To Enter Today’s Contest

Bargainmoose Birthday Contest Day 1: Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold & Win an iPad Mini! (NOW CLOSED)Hidden in the deepest, darkest corners of the Bargainmoose blog, are some precious pots of Leprechaun’s gold, which look like this >>>

To find them, here’s what you have to do:

1. Solve the question below

2. Pop your answer into the Bargainmoose search box at the top of this page

3. Hidden in a blog post, find the secret number on the pot of gold

4. Email the winning number to us here

Solve The Question

Riddle me this:

What’s the name of a leprechaun’s walking stick?

Bonus Contest Entries

More Spot Prizes!

Over the course of the Leprechaun’s contests over the next 8 days, we will also be doing some spot prizes. We’ll start a contest thread which will only be live for a couple of hours, with a few prizes up for grabs. You’ll only have a short window of time to enter these mini-contests, so be sure that you’re browsing Bargainmoose a few times a day to be in with a chance of winning.

Day 1 Rules:

  • Canadian entrants only
  • One entry per household
  • Ends 20th August 2014
  • Rules subject to change at admin’s discretion
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August 18

Happy 6th Birthday Bargainmoose! Would You Like To Win an iPad Mini… ?

Posted by on August 18, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Happy 6th Birthday Bargainmoose! Would You Like To Win an iPad Mini... ?

Hey Moosers! Guess what? Did you know that Bargainmoose is SIX years old this week!? I can’t believe it’s been on the go for six whole years… that’s a long time in internet-land.

Happy Birthday Bargainmoose!

 

We’ve had some awesome deals and freebies down the years, and we also love to give things back to our loyal Moosers too.  So tomorrow, we’ll be staring our Irish themed birthday contest. We’re going to be giving away FOUR iPad Minis over the course of the next 8 days, maybe even some short-term surprise contests too. Whoop!

Come back and see us each day, if you want to win!

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August 17

Diamond Task Chair Only $70 & Free Shipping @ Staples Canada

Posted by on August 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Diamond Task Chair Only $70 & Free Shipping @ Staples Canada

There are a few office chairs on special offer at Staples Canada just now, one of those being the Grey Diamond Task Chair. Originally priced at $99.84, it’s dropped by some $30, down to only $69.84. And as that is over the $45 minimum spend for free shipping from Staples, you’ll also get free delivyer to your home.

Click here to get your office chair @ Staples.ca now

Some quick specs on this discounted office chair at Staples Canada:

  • Pneumatic seat-height adjustment
  • Thick padded, contoured seat & back with built-in lumbar support
  • Heavy-duty nylon base with dual-wheel carpet casters
  • 5-year limited warranty

I was browsing round other chairs and most seemed to come with a one year warranty as standard, so I was surprised to see that there’s five year coverage on this particular model. Whenever you buy an inexpensive model such as this, you’d really only expect it to last a few years without ripping or the seat losing its cushioning from usage. But with a five year warranty (though limited), you’ve got a little extra peace of mind there.

If this office chair happens to go out of stock, or if you want a slight upgrade, consider the Staples Fabric Task Chair which is priced at $79.85. It comes with armrests so it might be a better choice if you’re sitting on it for longer periods of time. That one comes in either blue or grey, so you can search for either model on the Staples site.

And while you’re there shopping on Staples, and you’re getting free shipping from buying the above office chair, consider throwing some other small items in to your cart. There’s a back-to-school centre in which you can check out many of the deals. For example, these Crayola Coloured Pencils, 24/Pack are only $0.94. Throw them in your cart too!

(Expiry unknown)

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August 17

L.L. Bean: Free Canadian Shipping & Summer Sale Now On (US)

Posted by on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

L.L. Bean: Free Canadian Shipping & Summer Sale Now On (US)

I sometimes browse some US based stores to see if there are any good deals for the Bargainmoosers. For quite a while now, L.L. Bean have offered free Canadian shipping on any order, with no minimum spend. Some of you may have been aware of this, some of you may not… so I’ll just do a quick reminder post about it. L.L. Bean: Free Canadian Shipping & Summer Sale Now On (US)

The free Canadian shipping is quite brilliant to see from a US store. It’s not often we see stores shipping from the US that will offer free shipping up to Canada, so this is definitely a huge bonus.

Customs / Duties

You will, of course, be liable to pay any extra fees on your order such as customs and duties. But you should be pleased to hear that all these charges are included at the checkout, you won’t get a nasty bill at your door. You’ll be able to go through checkout and see exactly how much you’re going to have to pay, then make an informed decision if it’s a good enough deal or if you’d prefer to buy from a Canadian store instead.

Summer Sales!

Right now, LL Bean is having their summer sale, in which they are offering up to 50% off select items. Here are a few deals that I’ve spotted. For all these below, I am showing taxes for Ontario as a reference, this may differ depending on your province):

Another good point about buying from LL Bean is you’ll probably have less embarrassing wardrobe clashes with friends and family. You wouldn’t get as many people in Canada walking round in LL Bean merchandise.

Tell us, have you ever bought from LL Bean? Let us know your experiences in the comments below please!

(Expiry: unknown)

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August 16

(Nintendo 3DS) Mario Golf: World Tour Only $24.99 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

(Nintendo 3DS) Mario Golf: World Tour Only $24.99 @ Amazon.ca

If you or one of the kids have a Nintendo 3DS games system, and are on the lookout for deals on video games, check out the price on Mario Golf: World Tour from Amazon.ca. Usually, $34.99, they’ve knocked ten bucks off the cost of the game, bringing it down to only $24.99 right now.

Nintendo hardly ever discount their games, it’s rare to see this kind of game on special offer. Even when I do a price comparison elsewhere, Mario Golf: World Tour is priced at $35 at all the other online major retailers, such as Walmart, Futureshop, Bestbuy, Archambault, EB Games. I think it’s a super price from Amazon.ca.

A quick blurb about the game:

Face off on traditional courses, or play through new ones with a Mushroom Kingdom twist. The Nintendo 3DS split-screen interface makes it easy to aim shots and track progress on the course, while offering players a deep golf experience with simple controls and Mario flair.

Reviews!

One of my favourite sites for checking out gaming reviews is Metacritic. They calculate a grouped score from many major online reviewers, as well as an aggregated user review score. Mario Golf: World Tour scores really fantastically on both fronts – 78% from the critics, and 81% from regular users. Nintendojo gives this Mario golf game a glowing review. Here’s a quick quote:

Mario Golf: World Tour is a solid mix of great controls, crisp, colorful visuals, great replay value due to its amount of unlockable content, and is ultimately just a flat out great experience.

Looks like a great fun game!

Shipping!

Sadly, this Nintendo 3DS video game is only $0.01 short in price to qualify for Amazon’s free super saver shipping. As you probably know, you need to spend $25+ on Amazon.ca to qualify for their free shipping. What I would obviously recommend is popping something small in to your cart to bring it over the $25 mark, saving you a few bucks on potential shipping fees.

If you really want to, throw in this pack of 24 Crayola crayons for $2.95. You can never have enough crayons! There are cheaper items on Amazon.ca though, just find something else that you are in need of.

(Expiry unknown)

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August 16

HP Photosmart Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer Only $40 & Free Shipping @ BestBuy / FutureShop

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

HP Photosmart Wireless All In One Inkjet Printer Only $40 & Free Shipping @ BestBuy / FutureShop

If you are in need of a new inexpensive printer, this HP model from either FutureShop or BestBuy might fit the bill. It’s a deal on the HP PS6520 Photosmart Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer. The regular price is $149.99 but you can pick it up right now for only $39.99 with free shipping, from either store.

Price comparison wise, this particular model of printer doesn’t seem to be available from any other retailers, it seems to be an exclusive to the BestBuy and Futureshop stores. The price speaks for itself really.

Now, even though this is a great price on an HP printer, I will say that it’s probably not going to last you a lifetime. It’s an entry-level HP printer, and quite a basic model. There are a number of reviews on Futureshop from various people and they’re a little mixed, with the printer only receiving a score of just over two out of five. You can read the full reviews on the Futureshop link above, but there are big variations.

From:

Photos come out amazing!

To:

The black head no longer prints even though the ink level is full.

That latter comment seemed to be a concern from a few people. The HP PS6520 Photosmart Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer gets a slightly higher score on BestBuy, with comments such as, “Great all-around printer.” However, one customer stated:

For the cost of this ink, you could buy a brand new printer every time your cartridges run out.

This is definitely something to consider… and really a worrying trend to be honest. Electronics like this seem to be so disposable nowadays that people consider just buying a new printer instead of replacement ink!

Obviously you’ve got a full year’s warranty on the HP printer so if anything happens in that time, you’d be covered. But remember, you’re not paying a fortune for this item, so if anything goes wrong a couple of years down the line, you’re not too much out of pocket. It’s a great price to start with.

(Expiry 21st August 2014)

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August 16

Ink Doodle Canada Coupon Code: 75% Discount!

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

Ink Doodle Canada Coupon Code: 75% Discount!

While browsing one of the ubiquitous Canadian daily deal sites the other day, I spotted an offer for InkDoodle.ca. This was a store on a CA domain which I’d never heard of before, so I decided to check it out. Upon browsing over to their Facebook page, I noticed a coupon code for a 75% discount… that’s a very high percentage so I have researched the deal and the site a bit more and will share the info with you here!

Click here to use the InkDoodle coupon code online now

  • Coupon Code: 75OFF
  • Discount: 75% off
  • Expires: 20th August 2014

With this InkDoodle coupon code, you can use it on everything on site. It brings some of the prices down to a very low level.

What About Shipping?

Sadly, Canadian shipping from Ink Doodle is quite high. It’s a flat-rate of $15 per item. So the 75% coupon code really does give us some low prices, but then you have to pay the shipping on top of that. Make sure to factor the shipping in when you’re deciding whether or not to make a purchase.

Let me show you some examples! I’m going to compare a basic photo canvas, so the size and price can be compared with a few other popular Canadian photo canvas stores. A basic square 12×12 mounted canvas would total $37.50 including shipping from InkDoodle, that’s factoring in the 75% discount (you would probably have to pay taxes on top of that figure).

From Bestcanvas.ca, a 12×12 canvas comes to $32.90 plus $19.90 shipping, coming to a total of $52.80. From Photobookcanada.ca, a 12×12 comes to $38.99 (thought you get free shipping from spending $75+ from that store, keep it in mind).

Now, I am not saying that every single item on the InkDoodle site is going to be a bargain just because of this 75% coupon code, but it’s worth checking out.

Our author Avigayil has spotted InkDoodle in the past when they’ve been on Groupon, so they seem to frequently have great deals on daily deals sites as well as these type of high-value coupons. What I mean by this – don’t buy from InkDoodle at full price. Always look for a daily deal or coupon code.

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August 16

Canadian Freebie: Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Canadian Freebie: Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping Re Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Quick post! The Keihl’s Facebook page currently has an opportunity to get a free sample of their Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate! Obviously, you need to have a Facebook profile to claim this Canadian freebie.

There are only 4000 samples available, so get in fast. Here’s the page on the Kiehl’s site to read a bit more about the serum. They simply say:

A serum concentrate that gives new life to dull, tired skin.

It costs $58 for a 50mL bottle of this skincare product, so it’s not cheap!

I love Kiehl’s products! Any time I am passing a store I go in and have a sniff. Sniffing is free… The last time I was in-store, I bought my partner some of this Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and we both use it regularly too. It’s a fantastic product, I highly recommend it.

(Expiry 18th August 2014)

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August 16

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Bulk Barn Printable Coupon: $3 Off $10

(Bumping an old post with the new coupon!) This is a little printable coupon for the lovers of Bulk Barn Canada. You can get a $3 discount on a spend of $10 or more with this coupon – very nice discount.

This Bulk Barn $3 coupon tends to crop up about once a month, and it’s used by a lot of the Bargainmoosers, a very popular coupon on here. If you want to check out the weekly specials, click here, select your province and see if there’s anything special you’d like to combine with the coupon.

Bulk Barn is absolutely super for some things, like cereals, dried foods, candy. I’ve pictured licorice allsorts in the image above, just to get your tastebuds flowing.

Bargainmooser Carlyn had a funny story to share a few months ago:

Just a couple weeks ago I called the Bulk Barn to identify a mysterious white powder my husband had picked up for me. I couldn’t remember anymore what I had asked him to pick up. Baking powder is now identified and labelled! I love shopping at the Bulk Barn.

Well Carlyn, I am glad your “white powder” was something innocuous… !!

My personal recommendation: if you have a lot of items you want to buy, split your orders into $10 sections, and use a few coupons. It says that there is a limit of “one coupon per week” so this method will only work if you either bring a few people with you, and you each use a coupon, or you make a few separate visits to the store. Print it out a couple of times if you want to give that a try because you’ve got up to the 26th of June to make use of it. You’re still within the terms and conditions of the original coupon.

Bargainmooser Cher lives too far away from the Bulk Barn store to receive her flyers in the mail, so she avails of these coupons when we share them on Bargainmoose. Hope you can make use of this one too!

(Expires 28th August 2014)

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August 16

Daz3D Coupon Code: 70% Off Popular Downloads

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Daz3D Coupon Code: 70% Off Popular Downloads

I was recently introduced to a site called Daz3D, and thought I would mention it to the Bargainmoosers as they have a pretty good coupon code available. Daz3D is free 3D modeling software and on top of the default models and styles that the software comes with, they also sell various extra content in their online marketplace. This is a coupon code which will give you a 70% discount on select marketplace items.

Click here to use the Daz3D coupon code online

  • Coupon Code: StartingWithDAZ
  • Discount: 70% off select items
  • Expiry: Unknown

The above coupon code is only good for selected items. Sadly, these aren’t shown all on one page that I can just link you to. They only way I can convey the information is to paste it into the list below. Here are the deals you can get with this coupon code:

Figures:

Hair:

Clothing:

Poses:

Environments:

Here’s a quick blurb about what the Daz3D software is:

Choose from thousands of 3D people, creatures, buildings & props. Dress them, pose them, give them expressions. Adjust lighting & camera angles & start snapping amazing images. Ownership of the images belongs to you. Use them as book covers, posters, banners. You can now be the artist producing jaw-dropping scenes.

That sounds brilliant! If you need to make a special image, you could download their free software and give it a try.

When I read the above, the first thing I thought about was authors who write their own eBooks. Right now, everybody and their dog can write an eBook, but not everyone can easily make a super looking cover for the book. I was imagining being able to do this very well with the likes of Daz3D, at a pretty low cost too. You’d only have to pay for the marketplace items that you’re interested in for your cover, and throw them all into a scene. Then, if you happened to write sequels and more books, you could just use the same models, etc.

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August 14

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Posted by on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

I’ve got a four year old daughter who is growing like wildfire and accordingly, getting through a LOT of pairs of shoes. As a result, we seem to have an extremely large number of empty shoe boxes hidden in the dark and damp corners of our garage. I was browsing pinterest and I saw an idea for making a shoe box in to an organizer, so I started googling for more awesome ideas to upcycle shoe boxes. Here are seven ideas for you:

1. DIY Shoe Box Organizer

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Here at UsefulDIY.com, you can see a quick tutorial about how to upcycle that old shoe box into a nifty organizer, for storing your various bits and bobs. As shown in the piccie, you could use it for stationery, or maybe even for the kids to compartmentalise and store various toys; Lego, dolls, bricks, etc.

2. Funky Storage

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Ok, this idea isn’t much of a stretch to be honest, but it still looks fantastic. Cover the old shoe boxes in fancy and colourful fabrics, and just use the shoe boxes for storage. The range of varied patterns and vibrant colours look super and really brighten up a storage area. There’s a tutorial here on Youtube if you need some help with it.

3. Jewellery Hanger

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Cover a shoe box lid in canvas (or any fabric you want), pop in some push-pins, hang it on the wall – for a cheap and cheerful jewellery hanger. Find the tutorial here on Homeawaitsus.

4. Wall Art

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Cover your shoe boxes in vibrant wallpaper samples or even fabric, and mount them up on the wall in various positions, as illustrated in the image above. It gives an inexpensive and colourful focal point for a bare wall. This DIY task doesn’t have to be done with just shoe box lids, you could use cereal boxes, any cardboard items you have available. The different sized boxes would give extra depth and contouring for a stunning finish. Read a bit more here on Crafts & Coffee.

5. Drawer Dividers

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

Cut to size, you can use empty shoe boxes as handy drawer dividers. Why spend a fortune on the ready-made ones from Ikea? Just get out your scissors and snip away (found here on apartmenttherapy).

6. Ribbon Dispenser

6 Ideas to Upcycle Shoe Boxes

If you are in the habit of using ribbon for present-wrapping, crafting, and any other activity, you’ll know how awkward it can be when you have a big box filled with tangled spools of random ribbon. You could use an old shoe box and turn it into a handy dispenser. While it’s not the exact tutorial pictured above, there’s a tutorial for a similar style here on Crabtree-creations.

Please let us know if you try any of these out – we’d like to hear about your results in the comments below. Have you upcycled your shoe boxes into anything fantastic?

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