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March 5

EthicalDeal: $15 for $30 Worth @ Wicked Tea

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

EthicalDeal: $15 for $30 Worth @ Wicked Tea

Ethical Deal is selling vouchers to Wicked Tea for 50% off. Purchase a $30 voucher for just $15! The voucher can be redeemed on all of Wicked Tea’s organic, fair trade teas and accessories.

We have never mentioned Wicked Tea on the blog before and that is a crying shame. Wicked Tea combines two of my favourite things: tea and fair trade. All their tea is fair trade. That means the workers are paid a fair (living) wage for their work. In addition, many of the teas offered are fully organic.

Now, the usual fine print for the voucher exists. There is a limit of one per person but you can give multiple as gifts. There is one voucher per order. While EthicalDeal says shipping across Canada is $5.95, Wicked Tea’s website actually quotes $6.95. Do not be scared of that cost though, as you can receive free shipping on orders of $49 or more.

I like herbal teas and I have a massive sweet tooth. Thus, it seemed a natural choice for me to drool over 280 CARAMEL CANDY. The tea has a high level of antioxidants, for those concerned about their health, and is caffeine free. The ingredients are apple, orange pieces, caramel chunks blended with hibiscus and rosehip, as well as natural flavors. The tea sounds delicious and I cannot wait to taste those caramel chunks. Price-wise, the tea starts at $5.75 for 50g.

Chai tea is the best for cold winter nights. It warms you from the inside out. The 352 ORGANIC WHITE CHOCOLATE CHAI combines my sweet tooth and my love for a little spice. The antioxidant level in this tea is also high, with the following ingredients: black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, white chocolate pieces, black + white pepper, cove, nutmeg, as well as natural flavors. This tea starts at $6.25 for 50g.

Wicked Tea also sells tea subscriptions but the Ethical Deal voucher mentions nothing about them. I am not sure if you could use the voucher towards the subscriptions or not. If you love tea and enjoy trying new flavours, check them out.

Tea can be an expensive hobby – I know I spent over $100 on tea last year alone. Vouchers like these allow me to indulge still while cutting down my costs.

The voucher is valid starting March 20, 2015. The voucher expires May 11, 2015.

(Expiry: 18th March 2015)

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March 5

Hotels.com Coupon Code: $30 Off $250 Stay

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Hotels.com Coupon Code: $30 Off $250 Stay

Are you planning a spring vacation over the next couple of months? Use this Hotels.com coupon code for $30 off any stay of $250 or more.

Click here to shop hotels @ Hotels.com now

  • Coupon Code: AFMARSAVE30C
  • Discount: $30 off $250
  • Expiry: 8th March 2015

The coupon code excludes select hotels (I have no idea which ones) and is valid for travel through the 12 of April 2015. There appears to be no blackout dates that I could find. If you are booking a more expensive trip, then use coupon code MARCHBRK35 for $35 off $350 or more. This coupon is also valid a bit longer than the above coupon and covers vacations into May. When considering percentage, the $30 off $250 coupon is better value and that is why I am focusing on it.

Booking your hotel through Hotels.com has several advantages. First, you use the nice coupon above to receive a better deal on your stay. Secondly, you sign up for the Welcome Rewards program. Stay 10 nights across any number of stays and any number of hotels to receive one night free.

Where are you going this spring? Between these dates, I will be in Vancouver twice. The first is for a Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer concert that I am excited about. It is on March 18th. The second event is for the Vancouver Comic Con on the first weekend in April. While I am not planning a hotel stay for the March event, the Comic Convention is long enough that a hotel stay will be required. I do not mind bunking on a friend’s couch for one night but three nights is a bit much.

Some hotels are excluded from this offer – but I do not have a list of which those are. I do know that the coupon is valid on participating Best Price Guarantee hotels. You can use the coupon code on a maximum of five bookings per account. There also may be a limit to the number of coupons that can be redeemed, but that is unclear.

I think this is a nice discount on booking a hotel as it is a bit over 10% and the nights you book with this coupon can still be applied towards your one night free. If you have any great hotel suggestions, please drop us a line!

For this and future Hotel.com coupon codes, visit our forum.

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March 5

Amazon Canada: The Book Of Life [Blu-Ray] Only $13.49 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Amazon Canada: The Book Of Life [Blu Ray] Only $13.49 (FS @ $25)

Amazon.ca has the lowest price I can find on The Book Of Life (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD]. Originally $43.99, the Blu-Ray set is on sale for $13.49.

I price compared with other retailers and here are the prices I found:

  • $24.96 @ Walmart Canada now
  • $24.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $24.99 @ Future Shop Canada

Given the competition’s prices, I figured this was a really good deal from Amazon Canada. You can score free shipping on orders of $25 or more, so check out your wish list and find something else to buy. I recommend adding on the Frozen Planet Blu-Ray series that is still on sale for $14.99 as of this post.

I was very excited to see this movie in theatres, and then I somehow missed it. The movie was just released the end of January, so I am surprised at such a great price already. The animation style is quite different – playing on the style of Mexican sugar skulls. As you can imagine, the colour and graphics are out of this world – indulge in the visually gratifying world of the dead.

Reviews are quite positive for this movie. One reviewer said:

Just took my kids to this movie yesterday; it is so visually stunning that I will go back all by myself to enjoy it again, and I’ve preordered this disc as well as the The Art Of to accompany it. What a treat; the amount of detail that went into the visual crafting is just astonishing.

The movie rates a fresh 82% on the tomato meter at Rotten Tomatoes.

Now, if you did not see an ad for this movie, then you probably know nothing about it. The Book of Life is the story of Manolo who sets out on an epic quest through magical worlds. His goal is to rescue his true love and defend his village. It is a sweet story with an amazing sound track as well. You might also recognize some of the voice cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, and the sexy Channing Tatum.

Both kids and adults will enjoy this movie. The best anime movies always have multiple levels for different ages. As one reviewer said:

For parents who are dead bored of the Disney and Pixar machines…this is a nice new surprise.

Pick this gem up for your kids and yourself.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 5

Stag Shop Canada: Exclusive 25% Off & Free Shipping Coupon Codes (NSFW)

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Stag Shop Canada: Exclusive 25% Off & Free Shipping Coupon Codes (NSFW)

Stag Shop Canada has given Bargainmoose two exclusive coupon codes, which can be stacked on top of each other. One coupon code is for 25% off all items, including sale, but excluding restricted brands. The second coupon code gives you free shipping on $25 or more instead of the usual $49.

Click here top shop @ Stag Shop Canada now (18+)

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE25
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 1st June 2015
  • Coupon Code: MOOSESHIP
  • Discount: free shipping on $25
  • Expiry: 1st June 2015

For the free shipping coupon, your cart must total $25 or more after the 25% off from the other coupon code. Now, I happen to be the perfect person to blog this deal as I recently placed an order at Stag Shop Canada. The process was smooth and the arrival time was excellent. Here are some suggestions I have for you from what I bought.

Sex & Mischief – Beginners First Bondage Kit- Retail $34.99 | Sale $24.99 | After coupon $18.74

If you are looking for a simple bondage kit to see if you like that kind of play, then pick up this beginners set. Each cuff fastens via Velcro for a snug fit. The inside of each cuff is lined with a soft microfiber. That way, the cuffs are very comfortable. Tethers are attached to each cuff for you to tie to the bed-frame. If you have an oversized mattress, you may need to get an extension.

James Deen Black and Blue – Switch Paddle – Retail $38.99 | Sale $28.99 | After coupon $21.74

Check out James Deen if you are tired of just plain black or tacky things like bright red hearts all over your paddles. Few companies make good-looking bondage supplies; with this James Deen line one of the few. One side of the paddle is black leather, while the other side is dark blue plush suede. The two textures make this an ideal toy for playing. Use the suede side on softer body parts or the more nervous partner. For those who like it a bit rougher, use the black leather side.

The Pinch Adjustable Nipple Clamps – Retail $27.99 | Sale $19.99 | After coupon $14.99

These nipple clamps are from the official Fifty Shades of Grey Collection. Do not let that stop you from buying them, as the 50 Shades tag is easily removable (haha!). The nipple clamps adjust easily with a sliding bar. The weights on the end are both aesthetically pleasing and offer great stimulation.

Once you add the coupon code to your cart, all prices on the website will change to reflect your code.

Image credit: AshtonPal

Stag Shop Canada: Exclusive 25% Off & Free Shipping Coupon Codes (NSFW)

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March 5

Free on1 Perfect Effects 9 Premium Software ($60 Value)

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Free on1 Perfect Effects 9 Premium Software ($60 Value)

There is a freebie floating around in cyber space for all you photography lovers. Pick up the on1 Perfect Effects 9 Premium software package for free! This software retails for $59.95.

While the deal says it is for CreativeLive customers, it seems anyone can redeem it. You will be emailed out a license number that can be redeemed on two (2) computers. The software is both PC and Mac compatible.

Now, Perfect Effects is a suite package – meaning it combines seven (7) pieces of software into one larger software package. Perfect Effects 9 includes the following apps:

  • Enhance
  • Browse
  • Layers
  • Perfect B/W
  • Resize
  • Portrait

You can use these as plug-ins with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Apple Aperture. Alternatively, you can use the Perfect Effects 9 as a standalone app. I do not have Adobe Photoshop, so I plan to use this as a stand-alone app.

I really like having a (good) app that will convert my photos over to black and white. I really like to use black and white images, but my camera has this stupid either-or problem. Either I can delay the image taking up to 10 seconds OR I can take photos in black and white. The two will not work together. It seriously drives me insane.

All you need to download this software is a name and an email address. No other information is required. OnOne also promises not to sell your information (thank you), which becomes a concern when you are redeeming freebies.

I am currently installing the app as I write up this review. So far, it has been incredibly easy. The license number is automatically generated so you can start downloading immediately. If you do not want to download right away, the license is also sent to you via email within 5 to 10 minutes.

When you finish installing the software, it gives you the option of seeing an introductory video. I suggest watching it so you learn how to use the software. I find if I do not know how to use something, it greatly reduces my chances of opening up the software and trying to learn it. The first time you open Perfect Effects 9, you will have to input the license key you were emailed. After that, the app is ready to go!

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 4

Free Syndicate Game @ Origin.com ($4.99 Value)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Free Syndicate Game @ Origin.com ($4.99 Value)

Syndicate is the new on the house game of the month. Regularly priced at $4.99, this old but good game is now FREE to download for the month of March.

As with all on the house deals at Origin.com, this is an older game – released in 1993. The game is available for PC only, and once you claim this deal, the game is free for you to keep. This is not a demo and this is not a trial. The game is yours permanently.

I assume that nostalgia will fuel most people who claim this game. If you played Syndicate back in the day, I am sure you are going to have a blast running through it again. Sure, graphics has come a long way since 1993, but it is sometimes fun to go back and play the games of our childhood. Here is a brief description of the game if you are not familiar:

You are an ambitious marketing director in the Syndicate, hand-picked to lead a team of cyborg mercenaries. You work in the problem-solving department and you are damn good at “taking care” of problems. Some might say that violence is not the answer but you know better. There here are hardly any problems that you can’t solve with a well-placed bullet.

Except for the cyborgs, that sounds pretty much like a lot of business transactions in large multinational companies these days. They just ‘wipe out’ the competition. Oops!

I looked up the game on GOG for some reviews. This old game has an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars and the reviews blather on about how awesome this game was for the day and how going back to play the game has been fantastic. While you see the errors in the game now, it is still an immersive experience that is fun and rewarding. One reviewer said:

Absolutely epic cyberpunk tactical action. The sprite graphics are pretty for what they are and surprisingly satisfactory for being from 1993. The sound is fantastic. The Uzi and minigun droning is disturbingly pleasing, and the music suspenseful.

There is more to this review, you can check it and other reviews out on GOG where the game (plus expansion) retail for $5.99.

(Expiry: 31st March 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 4

Black’s Canada: FREE Collage Poster ($19.99 Value) & Free Shipping * HOT *

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Blacks Canada: FREE Collage Poster ($19.99 Value) & Free Shipping * HOT *

Black’s Canada has teamed up with TELUS to offer a free collage size poster worth $19.99. To redeem the freebie, you need to use your mobile app and the coupon code below. Shipping is free either to store or to your home, another $10 value.

Click here to go to Black’s Canada now

  • Coupon Code: FREETELUSPOSTER
  • Discount : Free 14″ x 24.5″ collage poster with 28 images
  • Expiry: 17th March 2015

Click here for info about the Black’s app & where to download it

Note: The in-app price is $9.99 but the website price shows $19.99 as the value of this freebie.

I had to try this freebie out on my iPhone, as I no longer own an iPad. Despite the small phone screen, the BLACKS Photo App is easy enough to navigate. To redeem your free poster, follow these easy steps:

  • Select the correct collage poster
  • Enable Blacks to access your photos
  • Pick the 28 images you want to use
  • Change out pictures, crop photos (press and hold an image to crop it), and choose boarder colour
  • Add to cart

There are a few things to note. Before starting, you should download the pictures you want to use to your phone. As this is a mobile offer, you need to use the images stored on your mobile device.

I also highly recommend using your tablet (if you have one) over your phone. Cropping photos on a phone is near impossible because the size of the image is about the size of your fingertip. Rearranging photos also can be a real hassle on such a small screen.

There are two options when you go to checkout:

  • Pick Up & Pay at Store
  • Ship It & Pay Now

Even though the first option says pay at store, you still have the opportunity to apply the coupon code online so you will have $0 to pay in store. However, why pay in store when you can have the poster shipped to you free? Select Ship & Pay Now for free home delivery. To find where to apply the coupon, select the three bars (drop down menu) after you have entered your mailing and shipping address. When you enter the coupon code above, the subtotal, tax, and shipping cost all go down to $0.

This is a FANTASTIC freebie because it includes free shipping. For this and any other Black’s coupon codes, visit our forum.

Blacks reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any time.

(Expiry: 17th March 2015)

Moose Rating (8 votes)
March 4

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Dell Canada has discounted the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) from $35.99 down to $19.99 with free shipping. This is part of Dell’s 12 Days of Deals and will expire tomorrow morning.

A quick price comparison with other popular retailers shows how Dell Canada has the best price. Here is what other retailers are selling the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) for:

  • $31.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $31.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $32.59 @ Amazon Canada
  • $29.99 + $7.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $25.99 + shipping @ Tiger Direct Canada

I think the shipping cost at Tiger Direct varies, but I was quoted $14.25 in shipping just to get the router to Vancouver Island. Ouch! Given this price comparison, the TRENDnet router at Dell Canada is $12 cheaper than any of the alternatives, once you calculate in shipping.

TRENDnet is one of the most reputable builders of home routers. With GREENnet technology, power consumption is reduced up to 50% compared to a standard router. This router comes with four fast Ethernet ports in back, an array of lights out front to let you know the status of your network, and two antennas for better coverage. There is also a one-touch wireless connection system: wireless clients can just push the WPS button to connect.

Indoors, expect coverage up to 100 meters. Outdoors, this coverage triples – up to 300 meters depending on environment. Things like concrete walls and so forth with reduce range. This reviewer found the range sufficient for his multilevel house:

so far so good. The speed and also the range is really improved from my previous router. We live in a 3 level house and the range extends over all 3 levels.

Another reviewer was also impressed with the range afforded in his rather large living space:

Great working and easy to setup. My house is 1545 sq. ft. on 4 levels, strong signal to my laptop all areas.

I think the biggest concern about any router is range and reliability. So far, the reviews are pretty great for this little router. On Amazon (the home of ample reviews), the router currently ranks 4.5/5 stars with 11 reviews.

This is a one-day deal from Dell. It will be removed from the site when it sells out or else the deal expires tomorrow morning. Pick this router up sooner rather than later if you are interested!

(Expiry: 5th March 2015 @ 6AM)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 4

Amazon.ca: Frozen Planet The Complete Series [Blu-ray] Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Amazon.ca: Frozen Planet The Complete Series [Blu ray] Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Amazon Canada has discounted the BBC’s Frozen Planet: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] from an original retail price of $62.48 down to $14.99. This is the lowest price that I have seen this wonderful series from the BBC.

I price compared this set to other popular retailers. Only one store matched Amazon Canada’s price, and they only have one left in stock.

  • $14.99 @ Future Shop (1 left) (UK)
  • $19.96 @ Walmart Canada (US)
  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada (UK)
  • $42.71 @ Staples Canada (OOS) (US)

Now, the series at Amazon.ca is the original UK series whereas there is also a US version (noted by a different cover) that I price compared against as well. You really want the original UK series… from reviews I have read, it is just better.

I figured with how quickly Future Shop’s stock is selling out, that this is a good deal. I bought this set for well over double this price a few years ago because I could not wait to add it to my collection. I am a huge BBC nature series fan and this is yet another documentary narrated by the amazing David Attenborough.

With seven episodes spread over three discs with bonus material, you are certainly getting your money’s worth and then some. The episodes are:

  1. “To the Ends of the Earth”
  2. “Spring”
  3. “Summer”
  4. “Autumn”
  5. “Winter”
  6. “The Last Frontier”
  7. “On Thin Ice”

This documentary takes you to some of the most inhospitable places on earth – Antarctica and The Arctic – to show you the life cycle of plants and animals that dwell or migrate to these regions. Enjoy an intimate look at the survival of polar bears, penguins, killer whales, snow geese, and more.

Some of my favourite work is in the bonus materials. Each episode contains a “freeze frame” segment (at the end) explaining how the camera crews captured a particular sequence. Often it is at great peril, after weeks of disappointment, or complete fluke. You get to see behind the camera, which is incredible.

I love this series very much; it is one of my favourite documentaries to watch – especially in the summer. While watching icebergs and snow as far as the eyes can see will not cool me down in the summer heat, it gives me an escape. I completely agree with a reviewer who says:

Wow! I thought this series was great. I have always had a fascination with the polar regions and this BBC series certainly showed them at their best. It is amazing to see what different animals do in order to survive in these harsh environments.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more at Amazon Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 4

Google Play Store: 99¢ Albums – Sam Smith, Drake, & Beck

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Google Play Store: 99¢ Albums   Sam Smith, Drake, & Beck

Google Play Store has discounted three albums from popular artists to only 99¢ each! Given that a single song usually retails for $1.29, this is a hot deal.

The three sale albums are as follows:

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Google Play Exclusive Deluxe Edition)

I highly recommend this album. Sadly, I just bought three songs from this album on iTunes, paying well over what the entire album would cost on Google. The album includes 15 and earns an overall rating of 4.7/5 on Google Play. My favourite songs are Stay With Me, I’m Not the Only One, and Like I Can. The album has a run time around 50 minutes.

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

This album comes with 13 songs for a total run time of just under one hour. Nothing Was The Same ranks a solid 4.5/5 on the Google rating scale. The album is explicit (watch out little ears) but appears to be well loved. I know nothing about the artist Drake, so if you do please comment.

Beck – Morning Phase

This is another artist I am not terribly familiar with. However, for 99¢ you are receiving 13 songs for a run time of approximately 47 minutes. This album was just released a year ago, so still fairly new. Morning Phase rates 4.3/5 stars, but with less than 800 reviews.

Now, make sure that you get directed to the Google Play store for Canada. These albums are full price at the US store right now. I found that Sam Smith’s album (only one I am personally interested in) retails for $10.49 US. I also price compared these digital albums to iTunes. Here is what you would expect to pay for each album currently on iTunes:

  • In The Lonely Hour – $7.99
  • Nothing Was the Same – $6.99 (E)
  • Morning Phase – $6.99

The Nothing Was the Same album was hard to price compare, as there are four different versions on iTunes! But I picked the one that matched the one on Google closest. There is a ‘clean’ version of this album but that is not the one being sold for 99¢ on the Google Play Store.

If you need a little inspiration, I have attached a YouTube video of Sam Smith singing Like I Can:

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 3

Best Buy: Apple iPad Mini 2 w/ Cellular – 64GB Was $600 | Now $480

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Best Buy: Apple iPad Mini 2 w/ Cellular   64GB Was $600 | Now $480

Best Buy (and Future Shop) has discounted the Apple iPad mini 2 – 64GB – Wi-Fi/3G/4G from $599.99 down to $479.99 with free shipping. This is the ‘with cellular’ version and includes 64GB of space.

If you do not need the latest model of iPad Mini (the mini 3), then this is an excellent offer. I price compared with other companies to ensure this was a good deal. At Apple Canada, the iPad mini 2 (32 GB) with cellular retails for $519. Note that Apple Canada no longer sells the larger memory version, which Best Buy has. Thus, at Apple you would pay more for a smaller unit. Chapters Canada and Staples Canada also have the 32GB model for $519. The only place i found the 64GB iPad 2 with cellular is at Walmart. At Walmart, this unit costs $658.

Future Shop is the sister store of Best Buy, so their prices currently match. If the Apple iPad Mini 2 goes out of stock at Best Buy, just hop over to Future Shop to see if there are any left there. Currently, Best Buy has several special offers that you can combine with the Apple iPad Mini 2 with cellular. Some of these are in store only promotions and some of these are available online.

Online

  • Save $20 on Microsoft Office with your purchase of the iPad Mini 2
  • Save $20 on a Logitech Keyfolio with your purchase of the iPad Mini 2 – Retails $89.99 | Your price $69.99

In Store

  • Pay $0 upfront (save $480) on this iPad with TELUS Easy Tablet.
  • Receive a bonus $50 gift card when you activate this iPad in-store with TELUS Easy Tablet

For in store deals, you can reserve online today for same day pick up at your local store.

The Microsoft deal is nice to combine with this sale. Microsoft Office 365 starts at $69.99 for the personal version. With this deal, you would receive Microsoft Office for just $49.99. Other versions are a bit more expensive.

I am a fan of Apple products overall, and I think this is one good deal on a new Apple tablet. While I cannot say much about the TELUS Easy Tablet offer, I would personally look into it if I were buying this tablet. A bonus $50 gift card is nothing to sniff at. I am also curious how they can give you the phone up front free; I am assuming the $480 cost goes on a two-year tab.

(Expiry: 5th March 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 3

Hudson’s Bay: Up to 65% Off Mikasa Glassware

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Hudsons Bay: Up to 65% Off Mikasa Glassware

Hudson’s Bay currently has wine goblets, flute glasses, and other beverage glasses on sale for up to 65% off.

The clearance section is ripe with excellent deals on glassware. If you are looking for a pre-made set, then try out the Mikasa Ridgefield Smoke Goblet Set of 4 or the Ridgefield Smoke Wine Glass Set of 4 that are on sale from $90 down to $36 per set. The smoked glass really gives this glassware a distinct look. While these glasses may not match with all dishes, you may find they look smashing with stoneware in deeper colours.

Sometimes a set of four just will not do when six will be dining together. Mikasa also offers sets of six glasses for every occasion that will not break the piggy bank. The Alexandra Red Wine Glasses Set Of 6 were $80 and are now $29.99. These glasses are perfectly shaped for that standard accompaniment to red meat: red wine. Shaped slightly different (though hard to see), this Alexandra White Wine Glasses Set of 6 from Mikasa is also on sale from $80 down to $29.99.

Now, I am not a wine drinker, but I do love a glass of bubbly every now and then. The Alexandra Flute Glasses Set of 6 would be perfect for champagne or even morning mimosas with your lover. Originally $80, they are on sale for $29.99.

Do you already have a set of fancy glasses but one has broken or you need to add to your set for a special event (or an ever-expanding family)? This sale also includes single glasses for many popular sets. I own two Love Story Iced Beverage glasses from Mikasa. They match my china set. However, I only bought two glasses originally and I would prefer four. Originally $35, the love story glasses are on sale for $14 each.

For more of a tumbler style glass, the D Amore New Shape Flame Double Old Fashion will work well. Drop in a bit of brandy and a couple ice-cubes for the perfect evening drink. These glasses can also be used for water (what I would use them for), liqueur, and other hard alcohols. Originally $45, this glass is on sale for $18. If you want a different pattern, then pick up the Arctic Lights Hiball on sale for the same price.

Hudson’s Bay Canada offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more or on orders of $49 for HBC cardholders. Orders under the free shipping minimums start at $5.95 (for under $50) for shipping and go up from there.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 3

Walmart: T-Fal Start Up Cookware Set Only $60 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Walmart: T Fal Start Up Cookware Set Only $60 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Walmart Canada has rolled back the price on this T-Fal eight-piece cookware set. Previously $69, the cookware set is on sale for $59.97 with free shipping.

While Walmart’s previous price was $69, I was shocked to see a similar cookware set at Shop.ca for $134.99. That is even a sale price according to Shop.ca as they list the suggested retail price at $179.99. While the two sets are not exactly the same, they are both start-up sets with eight-pieces of cookware.

Now, the picture on Walmart’s site is inaccurate! The website shows an 11-piece set whereas this is an eight-piece set. I read some of the questions and answers where a buyer points this out and asks what is exactly in the 8-piece set. You will receive a:

  • Five quart dutch oven + lid
  • Three quart pot + lid
  • Two quart pot + lid
  • Two fry pans

If you work out the price per piece, you would only be paying around $7.50 per piece from this set. I think this is an especially good offer for anyone on a tight budget or who has moved out on their own. Reviewers are quite pleased with the set as well. They like how it covers all their basic needs, is over safe (up to 350 F), and is inexpensive. As one reviewer said:

Great set! It is worth the price. You really don’t need one of the $200 sets, this one does the trick!

Another reviewer said the set does not quite have everything they want, but it is great to start out with:

I recently moved to my own place and needed pots and pans. Well, the T-Fal set fulfills my most urgent needs. It doesn’t have all the items I needed (I ideally wanted a large skillet with lid) but for the price, it’s a very good deal. Quality is excellent and I’ll definitely be buying again from T-Fal.

I often look at pots and pans sets because they are a basic for every household. This is the cheapest ‘complete’ set I have ever seen. While I am not a fan of the coating T-Fal uses on their pots and pans, I will admit that nothing can cook an egg like a T-Fal frying pan.

This is a no-risk deal as you can easily return the product in store if you are not satisfied.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 3

The Evil Within Was $66.50 | Now $22.60 @ Steam Powered

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Evil Within Was $66.50 | Now $22.60 @ Steam Powered

The Evil Within was just released in October, so this deal is on a fairly new game. Originally $66.49, it is on sale for just $22.60 CAN at Steam Powered.

It is pretty hard to compare prices on digital downloads with their physical equals. However, you are getting the same game – just for a different console. I located some PC versions at local stores to price compare with:

  • $59.95 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $59.95 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $34.99 + $4.99 Shipping @ Amazon.ca (marketplace)
  • $69.99 @ EB Games
  • $69.96 @ Walmart Canada

As you can see, Steam Powered has the best price for the PC version of this game. Even for console versions, the lowest I have seen the game was $30 in this sale Margarita blogged about a bit ago.

This game is pretty scary. If you are not into gore, horror, and mass murder – then you might want to pick another game. As one critic on Metascore said:

The Evil Within has achieved something that not many games have lately: It scared me. Thanks for Mikami-san!

I am not into games that scare me so I have not even watched the trailer for this game. I do know that Detective Sebastian Castellanos is investigating some horrific murders when things go from bad to worse. He witnesses the slaughter of his fellow officers, gets knocked unconscious, and wakes up immersed in a world of hideous creatures and the dead. This is not a game to play before bedtime kiddies!

Now, there is a lot of people who love the game and those who hate it. You must be into psychological horror to enjoy this game. Also, many reviews for the game came out pre-patch. This patch fixed some of the major complaints including black borders to make it feel ‘cinematic’ and some issues with awards not coming through if you were in different modes.

Now, most reviewers will lay out the pros and the cons. One reviewer said:

It is very heavily action focussed which depending on your tastes can be good or bad. Stealth is present, but feels shoehorned in and can sometimes be unreliable. The gunplay feels satisfying and can be quite tense when missing a headshot with low ammo, especially on the harder difficulties.

Many reviewers also say that the storyline is confusing but as you progress in the game it becomes clearer. Now, if this game is not your cup of tea, Resident Evil 5 is also on sale from $19.99 down to $6.80.

(Expiry: 6th March 2015)

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March 3

Dell Canada: Dell Wireless Mouse Was $35 | Now $15 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Dell Canada: Dell Wireless Mouse Was $35 | Now $15 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

There is a special offer on a Dell Wireless Mouse with unifying receiver. Originally $34.99, the Dell wireless mouse is on sale for $14.99 with free shipping. Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card.

The Dell wireless mouse features Unifying technology by Logitech. You can manage up to six Unifying peripherals, like a keyboard or other mice, with only one Unifying receiver. Only have three USB ports on your computer? This is not a problem with a unifying receiver as all wireless peripherals will communicate with your computer using one single receiver. This mouse comes with that receiver.

The USB receiver stores in the mouse by lifting the cover and sliding it in to its docking station. There is no need to worry about losing the USB receiver as it is contained within the mouse when travelling.

This mouse is lightweight and compact, perfect for mobile users and those travelling. The curved shape minimizes wrist and hand stress. Whether you are left-handed or right-handed, this mouse will work for you as it features an ambidextrous design. This is actually quite nice, as my current mouse is only designed for right hand use. My partner mouses with his left hand – so using the computer with my current mouse is a real pain. It feels awkward in his hands.

This mouse is highly compatible with Windows 8 as the scroll button will scroll up and down as well as left and right. Overall, this makes it easy to navigate the Windows interface. With up to 18-months’ worth of battery, you are going to enjoy a hard working mouse.

The reviews on this mouse are quite strong. One reviewer said:

Super easy and quick setup. Less than 2 min from opening the package to using it. Great for Windows 8. I would recommend to anyone looking for a new wireless mouse

Another reviewer was very pleased about the mouse’s features:

This really works fine for me and I also like the on-off button feature. I have had this mouse for about 2 months now and have no complaints.

On/off buttons really save on power, so I assume this is one of the key contributing factors as to why the mouse can last so long on a single AAA battery.

This is part of Dell’s 12 days of Deals and expires tomorrow morning.

(Expiry: 4th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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