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April 27

Amazon.ca: NatureBright Light and Ion Therapy Lamp Was $140 | Now $84

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

Amazon.ca: NatureBright Light and Ion Therapy Lamp Was $140 | Now $84

**BUMP – This lamp has dropped down to this price again!**

Capitalize on this therapy lamp deal at Amazon Canada to chase away the winter blues. The NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp is on sale from $139.99 down to $83.99.

The same lamp is $189.99 at Sears.ca.

These lamps are traditionally used for treating SAD: seasonal effective disorder. However, they can also help people who just get a bit moody or need some light after days of cloudy skies or rain. Many people find it useful for treating sleep difficulties, low moods, fatigue caused by irregular work shifts, jet leg, and other symptoms.

The lamp has a 10,000 LUX light, which is necessary for effective therapy. According to Amazon Canada, “The Sun Touch Plus produces 17000 Kelvin which makes it the highest rated Kelvin light therapy device on the market and the closest to actual blue sky.”

We bought this light back in December as weeks of rain left everyone out of sorts, especially my partner. You are supposed to sit within 10 – 12 inches of the light, as the farther you get away the less effective the light will be. I chose this light because it has the highest reviews of any of the light therapy lamps and it was the highest rated Kelvin therapy device I could find.

The reviews for this lamp are far more positive than on other lamps. Out of 74 reviews, 47 of them give the lamp a solid 5/5 star rating. Overall, the lamp rates 4.4/5 stars. One reviewer said:

I bought this lamp after feeling really blue and testing with serious depression. I use the lamp every morning and take Vitamin D supplements. I have not had to take any other medications!! I felt better after only a couple of days and those around me have said the difference was dramatic right away. I can tell the difference on days when I don’t get to use my lamp.

You should use the lamp for a half our every day, faithfully, so the affect can build up in your system. Sporadic use will not achieve the desired outcome.

For anyone that suffers with the seasonal blues, has sleeping problems, works night shift, or travels frequently – this is a good alternative to other forms of medication. The lamp takes up only a small amount of space and only requires 30 minutes of your time per day. Use it while you have breakfast and read your email.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

Starbucks Canada: 25% Off During Home Brewing Event

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

Starbucks Canada: 25% Off During Home Brewing Event

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

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

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

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

As one reviewer says:

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 27th April 2015)

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April 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The laptop’s stats are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

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

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

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

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

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

As one reviewer put it:

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ noon EST)

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April 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ 6AM)

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April 24

Candi Factory: Flowered Underwear Only $13 & Free Shipping ($23 Value)

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Candi Factory: Flowered Underwear Only $13 & Free Shipping ($23 Value)

The Candi Factory is offering 35% off flowered underwear for Mother’s Day. On top of this offer, you will receive free shipping on your flowery order.

This deal is on women’s underwear. I think they are very ‘liberal’ on their definition of ‘flower underwear’ as there are five pairs to choose from in this sale. The Nicole and Flower Tangerine are obviously ‘flowery’ underwear that are on sale from $20 and marked down to $13.

The Sunflower Print is also included in this sale and fits under the ‘flower’ theme. Originally $20, the underwear is on sale for $13.

However, a couple pairs of underwear do not sound flowery but are also on sale. The Ruffle Bum is one of my favourites because, let us face it, ruffles are fun, cute, and girly. Originally $20, they are on sale for $13. Lastly, the I’m with stupid underwear is also on sale for the same price. I do not recommend these as a gift for anyone but a girlfriend who has a great sense of humour.

Sizes extra-small through large are still available in most the sale underwear. For $13, I think these bottoms are a great buy. They are made of breathable microfiber that will not ride up and give you a wedgie. The waistband does not dig in, and is very comfortable. I have owned a couple pairs of these underwear and I found them very comfortable. They also offer great rear coverage for anyone who likes a little extra fabric in the back.

If you are giving these to your wife, mother, or a lover… then choose a free personalized gift card as well. It will be popped into your package – ready for gifting. You can choose from a few different gift card designs: pink dot, green dot, or a blank card.

The free shipping is a very nice bonus as well. Usually, shipping costs $3 on orders up to $60. Orders above $60 usually cost $6 to ship. While this is not terribly expensive, it still is rather nice to save that additional money on your purchase.

This promotion is only valid on women’s underwear. The company does sell men’s and children’s underwear as well.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 24

Amazon Canada: Kindle Was $79 | Now $64 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Kindle Was $79 | Now $64 & Free Shipping

Have you run out of ideals for Mother’s Day yet? Maybe Mom would like a brand new Kindle eReader with touch technology. Originally $79, the Kindle is now on sale for $64 with free shipping.

Amazon Canada runs this promotion every once in a while. They had the same promotion for Black Friday and again for Valentine’s Day. Thus, the deal crops up every few months – just in time for important events. a few years ago I bought my mother her first ever eReader for Mother’s Day. She really loved the little device and took it with her everywhere.

Now, the base Kindle is not the only device on sale. You can also purchase the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Paperwhite 3G at a discount. However, the discount is not as good as the discount for the base Kindle. Here is my comparison chart:

You can easily see that the bigger the machine does not necessarily make it the better discount. The basic Kindle is certainly the best deal and it is more affordable than other eReaders in its class. The cheapest Kobo eReader, the Kobo Touch, retails for $79.99. I tried to find eReaders on Sony’s website, but they appear to exist no longer.

This eReader is an excellent basic device. The touchscreen device will remind you of a tablet or your smart phone. The device is really light and it is small enough to fit in a pocket, though I would tend to stick it in a bag for safety’s sake. I have heard way too many stories about people who have sat on their eReaders and killed the device flat out.

Some people may wonder why you would by a Kindle over a Kobo. Well, eBooks on Amazon Canada tend to cost less and they often have wicked sales on eBooks. In addition, The kindle includes Goodreads integration – a valuable community and tracker for avid readers. I am a member of Goodreads and find it valuable for keeping track of the books I have read and what I thought of those books. My goal this year is to read 30 new books.

eReaders mimic the reading style of a book, thus they are superior to tablets for reading without eye-strain.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 24

Google Play: Eisner Nominees Up to 66% Off Sale

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Google Play: Eisner Nominees Up to 66% Off Sale

For all my fellow comic geeks out there, The Google Play Store is having another sweet sale. This up to 66% off comic book sale features select Eisner Award Nominees including The Walking Dead, Saga, and The Wicked + The Divine.

I am not one for ‘popular’ comics. In fact, if I know something is popular, I generally steer clear of it (I have still never read Harry Potter…). However, I borrowed the Saga volumes #1 and #2 from the library as I heard they were good. Good is an understatement, they are fantastic! On my recent book exchange in Victoria, I had the opportunity to add the physical copies of Saga vol. #1 and #2 to my collection. However, I am missing #3 and #4. In this sale, Saga, Vol. 3 and Saga, Vol. 4 are each on sale from $15.79 down to $8.41. If you are new to the series, make sure to pick up the earlier volumes as well. They are imperative to understanding the story line.

Now, I have a thing for volumes because it keeps them all neat and tidy, but the single issues are less expensive. Here is a bit of quick math:

  • Volumes (6 issues) = $8.41
  • Single Issues x 6 ($1.04 x 6) = $6.24

To put it another way, a single issue costs you $1.04. If you divide the price of the volumes up into the number of issues they contain, each issue would cost $1.40. Given that, I highly recommend loading up your computer or tablet with single issues. They will cost you less in the end.

The bulk of this sale is single issues and collected volumes of The Walking Dead. I have not read The Walking Dead, but my fellow writer Anna has. She said:

I read The Walking Dead graphic novels a few years ago. I think the order of things was something like this – watched Season 1 of the TV show, then read all the graphic novels I could get my hands on. This meant I was a few seasons ahead of the TV show! The novels were excellent… very dark, as I am sure you can imagine. I felt they were more gory and hard-hitting than the show though, sometimes the TV show tames things down a bit. If you enjoy the TV show at all – get the books! They’re even better, IMO.

As I mentioned, there are both collected volumes (6 comics) and single issues. Honestly, the single issues are a better price than the collected volumes. For example, The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye and all the other volumes are on sale for $8.41. However, each single issue of The Walking Dead will cost you only $1.04 – like this first issue The Walking Dead #1.

There are several other great graphic novels on sale too. The art in Pretty Deadly is amazing and the storyline behind The Wicked + The Divine really interests me as well.

If you are unsure if you will like a comic, then view the ‘free sample’ Google offers for each book.

(Expiry: unknown)

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April 24

BestBuy Canada: Bose Soundlink Mini Speaker Was $220 | Now $200 & Free Mini Speaker ($10 Value)

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM

BestBuy Canada: Bose Soundlink Mini Speaker Was $220 | Now $200 & Free Mini Speaker ($10 Value)

The only speaker in the world that I want is the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker. Bose rarely ever goes on sale (like never), so I am pleased to bring you this deal on the Bose SoundLink. Originally $219.99, the speaker is now on sale for $199.99. You will also receive a free Philips Universal Portable Speaker, valued at $9.99, with your purchase.

Now, this speaker is on sale for the same price at a few other retailers – like Amazon and Bose. While the prices match, Best Buy’s deal is better because of the bonus speaker you receive – an extra $10 value. You need to follow these exact steps to receive your free speaker.

You need to add the freebie speaker before you add the big boy to your cart. At checkout, you will notice that they process the discount oddly. Instead of simply having the freebie speaker show as free, they take the cost of that speaker off the cost of the Bose SoundLink Mini. Your cart will look like this:

BestBuy Canada: Bose Soundlink Mini Speaker Was $220 | Now $200 & Free Mini Speaker ($10 Value)

As you can see, the price of the Bose SoundLink drops to $190 instead of the price of the Philips speaker being dropped.

The free speaker is available in black or purple as blue has already sold out. Of course, the Bose Speaker is legendary. The speaker rates 4.8/5 stars with over 100 ratings. One reviewer said:

This is simply the best Bluetooth speaker in this price range. Quality sound, user friendly. When you purchase Bose you know your getting quality. Don’t even bother the competition, buy the Bose and enjoy!

I wanted this speaker badly, but I ended up with the Sony SRS-X5 as the price was more affordable. I still dream of owning the Bose SoundLink Mini. The next time I buy a wireless speaker, I will save up and purchase it. I have heard this speaker fill an entire classroom with large, loud, rich sound. The day I heard my classmate’s Bose Soundlink Mini is the day I knew I would buy one for myself.

The mini Philips speaker is a nice little bonus that you might want to give away as a gift once you hear the Bose’s sound. Receive free shipping as your order is over $25.

(Expiry: 14th May 2015)

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April 24

Artscow Coupon Code: Cosmetic Bag Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($20 Value)

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Artscow Coupon Code: Cosmetic Bag Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($20 Value)

This is the third in a trio of excellent Artscow deals. The first was 99¢ for a mouse pad, the second was 99¢ for a t-shirt, and the third is a Personalized Cosmetic Bag for only 99¢ with free shipping. All prices are in USD.

Click here to personalize your own cosmetic bag @ Artscow now

  • Coupon Code: ZP3TMTEER
  • Discount: bag only 99¢ and free shipping
  • Expiry: 23rd June 2015

The personalized cosmetic bags retail for up to $13.99 (extra-large). As shipping costs $5.99 before coupon, the total retail value of this deal is $20.

Artscow Coupon Code: Cosmetic Bag Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($20 Value)

You can see the cosmetic bag is appropriately discounted in my cart. While I do not need a cosmetic bag, I may design one for my mother and send it to her. It will be another little ‘surprise’ Mother’s Day gift that will just arrive in the mail unannounced.

There are smaller bags you can choose from as well. However, I picked the biggest because it would be the most versatile pouch in my opinion. The extra-large cosmetic pouch measures 10″ wide by 8″ tall. It is made of 600 d polyester fabric and has a zipper closure at the top. You even get to choose what colour of zipper you want:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Lime
  • Neon Orange
  • Pink
  • Maroon
  • White

There is also an internal zipper on a pocket inside the cosmetic bag. This is great for keeping certain cosmetics separate from each other. If you have travel makeup brushes, the internal pocket would be a good place to store them and keep them safe just in case one of your cosmetics leaks. I have had shampoo and body wash all over the inside of my travel cosmetics bag before. It is not fun to clean up. However, it is even worse if it soaks into the wooden handles of your cosmetic brushes.

The bag can be personalized with a picture on the front and a picture on the back. Those can be different pictures or the same picture for a sense of symmetry. The pictures have to be pretty good quality to show up well on the bag – so choose your best and make sure they are large enough.

I really like these 99¢ deals from Artscow and I hope they come out with more of them in the future.

For this and other Artscow coupon codes, visit our forum.

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April 23

NCIX.com: Rock Candy Xbox One Controller Was $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 6:42 PM

NCIX.com: Rock Candy Xbox One Controller Was $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Are you on the hunt for a new Xbox Controller without spending too much money? Pick up a Rock Candy Xbox One Controller that is on sale from $44.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping.

I price compared the Rock Candy controllers at other online retailers. Surprisingly, they are hard to find. I found a blue one at Amazon Canada for $44.95 and I found all the orange, red, and blue at Best buy Canada for $44.99. Newegg Canada has the red, green, and blue controllers for $47.99 but shipping is an extra $9.99.

Price comparing showed me that this is a great price. I even found this device in the USA for more before currency exchange. Toys R Us has the controller for $39.99 USD and Amazon.com has the controller for $29.99 USD for two of the colours.

While price comparing, I ran into more of these controllers for the Xbox 360 – you might run into them if you are looking. Even for this older console, the cheapest Rock Candy controllers I could find were still $24.99.

At NCIX.com, you can choose between the green, red, or blue controllers. The controllers have clear polycarbonate casing so you can see through and into the main brain of the controller. The cases pop and the colours are bright – they remind me of rock candy. The brilliant white accents really set off the white colours. These are officially licensed controllers for your affordable gaming needs.

I actually like these controllers much better than the standard Xbox One controller and far better than the PS3 controllers I own. They are so ugly I actually bought Gelskins to spruce them up a bit.

These are a wired controller, which is the only downside that I can see. I prefer wireless, but there is a certain dependability that comes with wired. I just like the wireless controllers for their range. I can be on the couch across the room and playing. However, I do tend to move closer to the screen when I am gaming.

With free shipping on top of the $15 off, I am pretty happy with this deal. The controllers are gorgeous, officially licensed, and a great price.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 23

Swarovski Canada: Free Picture Frame with $170 Purchase

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Swarovski Canada: Free Picture Frame with $170 Purchase

Swarovski Canada is back with a new gift with purchase for Mother’s Day. Purchase $170 worth of lovely Swarovski ornaments or jewellery in order to receive this lovely Swarovski picture frame for free.

As I have mentioned previously, I like to blog about the Swarovski free gift with purchase deals because Swarovski Canada never has online sales. These are the only way to get a deal on Swarovski jewellery and more from the makers themselves.

There is not much information about the photo frame (or really any at all) but it looks pretty and I am guessing it fits a 5″ x 7″ photo – but do not quote me on that. These offers usually last about two weeks, but supplies are limited. You will only receive the picture frame if you see it added to your cart at checkout, like this:

Swarovski Canada: Free Picture Frame with $170 Purchase

If the frame does not add to your cart, then your cart total is not high enough or the promotion has ended.

Swarovski is celebrating 10 years of Mo – the crystal cow. This year they have released a special edition Love Mo on top of the usual yearly Mo. This adorable little crystal cow has horns and a bell of pink crystal, a body of white crystal, and little heart flower prints on her side. The cost for this little sprite is $80.

Love Mo is not the only Mo that is on limited edition. There are some gorgeous Mimi Mo statues being sold in various colours. My favourite Mo is the Mini Mo – Vibrant Yellow, Limited Edition 2015. The crystal moves between red, orange, and yellow to produce a vibrant Mo that will dance in the sunlight. This Mini Mo reminds me of a sunset. It costs $45.

I added the larger Mo and two Mini Mo statues to my cart for a perfect total of $170. Then, the picture frame was added to my cart. As you are spending $170 or more in order to receive the free frame, you will also receive a few other benefits:

  • Free Shipping
  • Free Gift Bag
  • Free Greeting Card

The first benefit is automatic: all orders of $120 or more ship free. The free gift bag and the free greeting card you will select in your cart page. Just check the boxes that say, “I would like a free…” to receive these freebies as well. That way, your statue or jewellery or whatever else you choose will be ready to gift when you receive it.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 23

The Source: Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Source: Total Chef Juicin Juicer Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

The Source Canada has an excellent sale on the Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer. Originally $99.99, the juicer is on sale for $69.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this unit with other online retailers. The Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer retails for the following prices:

  • $84 @ Walmart Canada
  • $99.95 @ Shop.ca
  • $99.95 @ Home Depot Canada
  • $99.98 @ Best Buy Canada

This is a basic juicer – perfect for morning freshly squeezed orange juice. Many juicers are quite expensive, but if you want to pass on store bought juice for a healthier alternative, then pick up this budget friendly juicer from Total Chef. This juicer can also juice veggies. The Top Chef Juicin’ Juicer has a dual speed selector and auto-shut off. The extra-large pulp bin will let you get through a couple glasses of juice before emptying. A wide chut opening lets you spend less time cutting fruit.

The juicer is a combination of plastic and stainless steel. Most importantly, the juicing blade is made of stainless steel so it will keep a sharp edge and last for years to come. I like the addition of suction cups to the bottom of the juicer to keep it in place on your counter. That sounds very handy.

While there are no reviews on The Source, I did find some on other websites. Reviews for this juicer are a mixed kettle of fish. Some people found it not worth the money ($100) and found the machine a bit messy. However, one reviewer at Home Depot reminded readers that:

It is not the best juicer out there, but it is in a good 100.00 juicer. It does leave wet pulp not getting all the juice out but in all fairness I have not read the manual yet. Make sure that it is put together snugly or you will have a mess. I have used better juicers but this one fits what I need for now and the price is right. clean up is not that bad if you do it right after you use it.

If this is a good juicer for $100, then I think it is an even better juicer at only $70. For anyone needing a juicer on a budget, this one certainly fits the bill. As the juicer costs over $29, it qualifies for free shipping to your home.

(Expiry: 30th April 2013)

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April 23

Artscow Coupon Code: Personalized T-Shirt Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($24 Value)

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Artscow Coupon Code: Personalized T Shirt Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($24 Value)

In addition to yesterday’s mouse pad deal at Artscow, you can also design and purchase a personalized tank top for only 99¢ and receive free shipping. The tank top regularly costs $16.99 and shipping would cost $7.99, so the total value of this deal is $24. All prices are in USD.

Click here to design your new tank top @ Artscow now

  • Coupon Code: TANKTOPonly99
  • Discount: t-shirt for only 99¢
  • Expiry: Unknown

This is an amazing deal on a simple tank top for summer. Apply the coupon code during checkout and your total will be as shown:

Artscow Coupon Code: Personalized T Shirt Only 99¢ & Free Shipping ($24 Value)

While I do not need any shirts, I am more than happy to send them away to friends. I made a simple shirt up for my Mom and mailed it to her home. Shipping from overseas can take a bit, so I know she will receive a new tank top for her summer wardrobe in the next 2 – 4 weeks. It might even arrive just in time for Mother’s Day.

The website is super slow; when I was adding images to my shirt, it took practically forever for the image to show up. You do not even need to add a personalized image to your shirt – I just used the same background on both the front and the back, as I liked the pattern. Granted this is such a nice deal – I was pretty patient with the graphic loading speed.

The shirt comes in sizes extra-small up to 2XL. Artscow is a company out of China, so you may want to size up in their shirts for a good fit. I assume (but could be wrong) that they will fit us a bit small. The value of this deal is actually a bit more if you need a 2XL shirt. There is a small premium, $3, for the larger sized shirt and I assume the $3 also comes off at checkout.

I am overjoyed at this deal and happy I am now sending my mother a secret present. I love when something random comes in the mail that I am not expecting, and I think she does too.

There is a one-use per person per account. It appears to read your IP address so it will probably know if you try to use two different accounts on the same IP.

For this and other Artscow coupon codes, visit our forum.

Moose Rating (5 votes)