July 21

Walmart Canada: Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada:  Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Hot deal alert!  I love me a good Walmart Canada Rollback, and I found a sweetheart of a deal in there today.  The Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94 (reg. $118)!

Click here to shop @ Walmart Canada now

I have been in the market for a tablet for a while now and I have yet to commit.  My soon-to-be-7-year-old has been quite literally begging for a tablet for about a year now and I’ve been putting it off for a few reasons:  I’m concerned about too much screen time, I don’t want to spend a lot but also don’t want to buy a piece of junk, and I worry about a tablet being destroyed by my younger son.  With all of that in mind I have been researching tablets quite a lot and really like the looks of the Hipstreet FLARE 2.  Here are the basic product specifications:

  • 9-inch LCD screen
  • Dual Core 1.5Hz A9 Processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Supports microSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB

This device is Google certified, which means that you have access to the Google Play store for apps, Google Maps, and other Google apps exclusive to certified devices.  This tablet also comes loaded with Hipstreet apps and services.  The High Speed Micro USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the Hipstreet FLARE 2 to a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, etc and the Dual Graphics Processor with HDMI Out port allows you to connect to any HDTV or flat screen monitor.  Talk about versatility!

Based on the specifications and the price, I feel like the Hipstreet FLARE 2 is a great starter tablet for kids.  We’re not talking about mass amounts of storage for vital information here, she just wants to play some games, take photos and communicate with her friends.  It also has front and rear-facing cameras for all the selfies I’m sure to see in her future.

Price comparison

I did some price comparison shopping and was pleased to find that this deal is really great compared to TheSource.ca who are selling this tablet for $159.99 and BestBuy.com at $139.99.  Walmart Canada has the Hipstreet FLARE 2 rolled back from $118 to $88.94.


As if this deal wasn’t sweet enough, Walmart Canada still offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum!

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July 21

Marks Canada: Up To 70% Off Summer Apparel & Footwear

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Marks Canada: Up To 70% Off Summer Apparel & Footwear

Mark’s is having a clearance event, offering up to 70% off men’s and women’s apparel and footwear. I found some super hot deals in this section!

The only crappy thing I’m realizing about this sale is that Mark’s isn’t giving you the regular price, just the sale price, so there really is no way of knowing how much you are saving. I even found it hard to price compare items that are Mark’s exclusive brands. But, it was easy price comparing the big brand names they sell, like Columbia for instance, and I did find some amazing deals there. Also, even with their Mark’s brand wear, the deals are good enough to know they are deals – rain boots for less than $25!

You can look for yourself and see what you can find with hundreds of items on sale, but of course, I’ll point out a few really hot ones that I found. Just because summer is on its way to being half over, doesn’t mean you don’t want new footwear and apparel. I like buying items that will last me past this summer, so I don’t mind diving in and getting new stuff in July and August.

These Columbia Techsun vent flip-flops have a five-star rating and are perfect for walking, hiking and relaxing in wet or dry weather. They are now $24.99 and I found them at Sears for $20 more, so this is a hot deal!

Similarly, I found these Timberland Altamont fisherman sandals at Mark’s, now on sale for $69.99, but priced at $119.99 at Sears. That’s $50 off!

I mentioned in another post that I am getting a trailer soon, and I’m going to need to stock that trailer with items for camping and one item we are short on is good quality camping chairs. Sure, we could go with the $10 version from Walmart, but after sitting in those chairs for a week, I’m sure my back will not be impressed. These Strongback camping chairs look more than comfortable and durable for all the abuse I’m sure my boys will take on them. It even has frame-integrated lumbar support. They are $59.99 at Mark’s and the reviews are fantastic. I could only find them at Amazon.com to price compare, where they are $80.

Shipping is a flat rate of $6.50.

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July 21

Sears Canada: Today Only Up To 60% Off Swimwear

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Sears Canada: Today Only Up To 60% Off Swimwear

Sears has a few one day only deals on today, and one of them is saving up to 60% off swimwear. There are some hot deals for men and women and kids in the swimwear section, so I invite you to check them out.

Although we are over 1/4 into summer, I have yet to pick myself up a new swimsuit, even though it has been on my list. It has actually not been the hottest, so I haven’t wanted to swim. But, I recently joined the YMCA, where they have a ton of free family swims and I want a one-piece bathing suit to go in with the kids. Also, we are getting a tent trailer shortly so I’ll want something to wear on the hot days by the lake. Lucky for me I didn’t get one, because the sales are really just too good right now and I like to get myself something that will see itself on me next year and years to come.

One bathing suit I am in love with is this Jantzen 1-piece swim dress. I love how it covers the areas I am most nervous about on my body, but still looks incredibly sexy. You really don’t need to show a ton of skin to look sexy and this bathing suit is proof of that. It comes in black and blue with dots and it looks like all sizes are available. It is 60% off and now only $49.99, with a regular price of $124.99.

I have three boys who love to swim, so during the summer they wear bathing suits more than regular shorts. I couldn’t believe the hotness of this Nevada boy’s swim short for only $6.79, regularly $16.99! I could buy each one for this season and a size up for next season too and I’d still spend less than $40!

For me, there is nothing like a sexy board short to arouse my interest at the beach. This Point Zero geometric board short is stunning with the blues and whites and it is also only $20, with a regular price of $50.

For today only, Sears is also offering up to 40% off outdoor toys and they also have some hot deals on footwear for the whole family. You might as well pop over there to see what is on offer and get yourself up to the $99 free shipping threshold.

Photo credit: Balaji B

(Expiry: 21st July 2014)

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July 20

Babies R Us Canada Freebie: Free 3-Pc Car Seat Accessory With Purchase Of Any Britax Car Seat ($50 Value)

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Babies R Us Canada Freebie: Free 3 Pc Car Seat Accessory With Purchase Of Any Britax Car Seat ($50 Value)

Shopping for a car seat? Toys R Us has a great freebie going on right now: with purchase of any Britax car, you will also get a free 3-piece car accessory value pack.

Valued at $49.99, the Britax 3-piece car accessory value pack comes with:

  • a vehicle seat protector
  • an EZ-Cling window shade with 30+ UPF
  • a full-size kick mat

Just the other day, I was driving with my little one in the backseat and I had to make sure that the sun wouldn’t be beaming down on her in full force from our positioning in the parking lot. Whether I was being overprotective or not makes no difference but a window shade could have definitely simplified the whole process of driving around with her in the back. In fact, I have often found myself trying to shield her from the sun as hubby drove and I was in the backseat with her.

Although this accessory pack may not seem worth it to those of you shopping around for an infant car seat, I actually wish I could have taken advantage of such a promotion when I was shopping around for a car seat, just to have all of these items for when the time came to officially switch car seats to a forward facing one.

I particularly like that the window shade has a 30+ UPF to protect little ones from the damaging rays of the sun. In general, this accessory pack has some pretty great reviews, like this one:

All you would need to protect your car and toddler from each other. The mat is very rugged and can withstand a beating. The kick mat looks sleek and blends in with the car’s seats without wanting attention. The UV protector on the window is clingy and doesn’t fall like some other brands.

The only other place I found this value pack at is at Amazon’s Marketplace and even there, it’s actually $79.99.

As for shipping rates, I individually added the Britax B-Safe infant car seat at $199.99 and the Britax Pinnacle CT Harness 2-Booster for $399.99 and the fee stayed the same at $40 ($50 minus a $10 discount automatically applied). The car seat accessory value pack was also automatically added at checkout.

(Expiry: 27th July 2014)

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July 20

Bootlegger Canada: $5 Women’s Shirts

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Bootlegger Canada: $5 Womens Shirts

Bootlegger Canada has a great sales section with deals on both women and men’s clothing. I was moseying on through their selection of women’s clothing and found a few shirts on sale for only $4.99 a piece!

There are three shirts on sale for $4.99. First is the Kismet Lucy, which is a baseball style shirt with long sleeves. The shirt is white with yellow colour blocking and features a notched v-neck. It is slightly sheer, so I suggest wearing a neutral coloured bra with it: maybe avoid black or flaming red. Originally, this shirt retailed for $29.50 but it is now on sale for just $4.99. Sizes medium and large are still available.

The Kismet Vandermeer comes with many options! Do not let this basic cut out tank fool you, it has a funky criss-cross back with a lower back cut out, which is awesome for styling with your favourite leggings or a pair of shorts. There are also five colours to choose from: dark grey, dark navy, Miami mint, pink, and soft sky. Across the five colours, you can find sizes extra-small, small, medium, and large. Extra-large is completely sold out. Originally $22.50, this shirt is now on sale for $4.99. This is my favourite shirt of the three.

The Kismet Luca Leopard gets an honourable mention, as it is only available in a size extra-small. It is a leopard print racer back tank with an all over leopard print. Originally $18.50, this top is now on sale for $4.99.

Other amazing shirts start at only $9.99 with many shirts over 75% off. I encourage you to check out the Warner Twill, which was $45 and is now $9.99 and the Dex cropped polka dot sweater that was $49 and is now $9.99. Both are discounted greatly and available in almost all sizes.

Now, Bootlegger offers $1 shipping on orders of $40 or more with the coupon code 1SHIP. However, if you are just picking up a couple $5 shirts, then you are probably not going to hit that minimum. One of the things I love about Bootlegger is their other shipping option: ship to any Bootlegger store for free. With around 150 locations across Canada, there is sure to be a Bootlegger near you. I want to buy one of those Vandermeer tanks but I am not planning to get anything else so I checked the store locator and found out there are two Bootlegger stores in my city.

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 20

My Inner Fire Canda Coupon Code: 25% Discount On Yoga Gear

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM

My Inner Fire Canda Coupon Code: 25% Discount On Yoga Gear

My Inner Fire Canada makes leggings out of recycled water bottles, which is one of the coolest things ever. This Vancouver based company is offering 25% off your order of any of their yoga wear.

Click here to shop @ My Inner Fire Canada now

  • Coupon Code: GOODLIFE14
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 31st December 2014

I wear leggings about five out of seven days a week, so this company is pretty much a natural fit for me. I am also very environmentally conscious, so their use of recycled water bottles really impresses my inner tree-hugger.

Inner Fire Canada makes so many beautiful products. Their Infinity scarves are stunning to behold, with the Dark Forest pattern my absolute favourite. The scarf retails for $44.95 but comes down to $33.71 after coupon. The scarf is made of bamboo, polyester and spandex. I really like this graphic because it is somewhat creepy and mystical all at the same time.

They make tops for both men and women as well. This C(OM)-UNITY – Men’s / Unisex T-Shirt is one of the designs they carry. The shirt is hand printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Originally $29.95, the shirt is on sale for $22.46. The shirt itself is an American Apparel base, which means it was ethically made in their USA based factory.

The leggings are the main attraction at My Inner Fire. They are made from 88% recycled polyester from water bottles and 12% spandex. Currently they have a dozen designs to choose from including these Geometrica Leggings (my favourite design). The leggings feature a wide yoga band for comfort as well as gusset and flat-lock seams for both flexibility and a no-chafe fit. Their printing process makes sure that no ink is wasted and that the colour of your leggings will not fade over time. The leggings retail for $79.95, but you can pick up a pair for just $59.96.

I find the size chart on the leggings a bit small. Perhaps it is because these are designed for people who are a bit fitter – hey, it is yoga gear after all. Their size large measures a 33″ hip with a 30″ waist. As there is 12% spandex in these leggings, I have no doubt I could fit the waist, but my hips are much larger than 33″ so I would be concerned about the fit across the hips. I wear Black Milk Leggings in a size large, so I would be curious to try out these leggings in comparison. I would love to be able to go local and they are priced competitively even before the coupon code.

Shipping was $6 to my location when I generated a cart.

For this and any future My Inner Fire coupon codes, check out our forum.

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July 20

Five Ways To Save Money On Books

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Five Ways To Save Money On Books

Both my husband I are major bookworms. We have three bookshelves filled with amazing finds and fantastic reads. While he loves traditional fantasy books, I gravitate more towards manga and graphic novels with a healthy mix of classics. No matter what genre of text, books cost money. Here are five ways to save money on your reading habit.

1. The Library

Libraries are one of the most wonderful places in the world. They allow you read endless books for free (or a small library card fee). Better yet, you do not keep any of those books. All those books you think are going to be great that turn into mediocre reads: you can just return them! If you do find any gems, then there is nothing stopping you from putting it on your ‘to buy’ book list. I find that most books I read are one-timers: it takes a very special book to become a repeat occurrence in my word. The library is like a dating website: I weed through all the possible options until I find the one.

2. Library Book Sales

Every library that I have lived near has a large library sale at least once a year. Books are super cheap and condition varies depending on how popular the book was and how many copies they have. My old library had a ‘fill a box’ option on the last day of their big sale: fill a box full of books for a flat $10. Library sales are an inexpensive way to add books to your own collection without paying full price. They are also a wonderful way to support your local library and keep it open for the next generation. Library sales also include incredible diversity from children’s books to manga to biographies and more. Expect to pay only a few dollars per book.

3. Go Used

While it is so incredibly tempting to buy books brand new with companies like Amazon.ca and Chapters Indigo giving us books at just a click away, try going used. This is not only for the benefit of your pocket books but also for the benefit of the environment. Every used book taken home is a used book kept out of a landfill. Get to know your local used book stores very well and see if you can leave a list of ‘wants’ with them. Check out local garage sales, local classifieds like Kijiji and Craigslist, and online used bookstores. I purchased The Complete Winnie The Pooh off of Kijiji for 50% off the retail price and have spent many an hour in my local used bookstores. I also like purchasing from scratch and dent sections at places like Book Outlet because these books, unless bought, will probably end up in a dump somewhere. Used books tend to be 50 – 75% off their original retail prices.

4. Go Digital

The digital world is blossoming with potential. Buying eBooks from companies like Amazon.ca and Kobo can save you both money and shelf space. While I have not found Kobo’s options substantially cheaper than the physical copies, the coupons and sales they have can certainly tip the scales in favour of eBooks. If you love the classics, then I highly recommend eBooks. You can get a plethora of classics for free because the copyright has expired on them. There is also the option of audiobooks. Companies like Audible are popular and you get a book credit for a set price. Depending on what you want to read, this can be another option for saving money.

5. Book Trading

When knee-deep in your own library, do not forget about your friends. Lend books out, ask to borrow books, and exchange books with your friends and family. Not only will you spend $0 on your next good read, you will also be able to talk with someone who has already read the book. I also encourage you to offer books you no longer want to friends and let them know you are open to adding new books to your collection if they are getting rid of any.

Do you have any tips on saving money on books?

(Image Credit: Danarki - picture of author Neil Gaiman doing a reading at a Library)

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July 20

Dealfind Canada: Sutra Curling Iron & Blow Dryer Deals

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Dealfind Canada: Sutra Curling Iron & Blow Dryer Deals

Dealfind has two fine deals on hair styling accessories currently. First, pick up a Sutra Curling Iron for $35 including tax, plus a $15 shipping charge ($275 value). You can also purchase a Sutra Blow Dryer for $54 including tax, plus $20 shipping ($350 value).

Let us talk about the curling iron first. You are paying $50 (including shipping) for an iron that is listed for $275 on Sutra’s website. While the main pictures show a pink curling iron, you actually get choices in both size and colour. You can choose between:

  • Pink – 13 mm curling iron
  • Black – 19 mm curling iron
  • Pink – 25 mm curling iron
  • Pink – 32 mm curling iron
  • Black – 25 mm curling iron

The size determines how tight or lose your curls are. This curling iron has a 100% solid ceramic / ionic heating element that heats up in less than 30 seconds. With a 360-degree swivel cord, you will not get tangled up while curling your hair. The system also comes with a thermal glove to keep your hand burn-free. I have always wanted really large ringlets to float around my face, thus I would purchase the 32 mm curling iron.

The Sutra Professional Blow Dryer will cost you $74 once you include shipping. It is a lightweight unit that generates infrared ceramic heat. The 1600W – 2000W motor gives you a shorter drying time and two concentrators help direct the heat to where it is most needed on your hair. The blow dryer only comes in pearl white. This unit does retail on Sutra’s website for $350.

I am not very familiar with this brand, but professional quality hair-styling tools tend to be expensive. Deals like this certainly help you save money. My hair tends to be extremely low maintenance, but even I have days where I want a change. Since I have straight hair, my main wish is for it to be curly. I especially like that idea during the summer: soft curls framing my face while lying on the beach or playing in the ocean. Currently I do not have any way to curl my hair, but this curling iron is affordable as long as I used it often enough to justify the purchase.

Shipping will take about three to four weeks. There are unlimited purchases per person (and as gifts); however, this item is final sale (unless defective).

(Expiry: 27th July 2014)

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July 20

Globo Canada: 50% Off Footwear & Bags

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Globo Canada: 50% Off Footwear & Bags

If you are like me, you most likely have a closet full of shoes, yet you have nothing to wear. Shoes are something I just always want more of because they are an easy way to change up the look of an outfit.  Having a closet full of shoes, however, can get expensive, so I look for great sales and deals to help with that cost.  Globo Shoes has some incredible deals happening right now for a limited time only including sandals and wedges at 50% off the regular prices.

There are plenty of different categories included for this 50% off sale for both men and women. You will find shoes, sandals, wedges, Clarks brand shoes, kids footwear and even handbags.

One of my favourite pairs of sandals that is included with this deal are these Olisa women’s flats that were $39.99 and are now on sale for just $20. They would look great with a pair of shorts, jeans or a cute skirt or dress. They are both dressy and comfortable because they are flats.

I love to accessorize so I would also get this black Bodway bag that was $39.99 and is now on sale for just $20. That is a great price for such a nice bag. If you were to get the bag and the shoes together, it would cost you the same price as it would have to buy just one of them at regular price.  It is kind of like getting two for one.

For the guys, check out these Converse skate shoes that were $69.99 and are now on sale for just $35. You might also like these Weise men’s sandals that were $44.99 and are on sale at 50% off for just $22.50. You could actually get both pairs for less than the regular prices of the Converse skate shoes.

With this sale, you can shop for back to school footwear for your kids as well. I found these girl’s Jonly ballerina flats that were $39.99 and are now just $9.97 on clearance. That is actually a whopping 75% off the regular price which is an even better deal than the others!

As soon as your cart total reaches $50 or more, you will get free shipping on your orders.

(Expiry: Limited Time Only)

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July 20

Costco Canada: $65 Off Estratto Water Cooler/Single Serve Coffee Maker & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Costco Canada: $65 Off Estratto Water Cooler/Single Serve Coffee Maker & Free Shipping

Get the convenience of a water cooler and coffee maker rolled into one with the Estratto bottom loading stainless water cooler with single serve coffee maker. It’s currently on sale for just $274.99  (reg. $339.99) at Costco.

Whenever friends and family come over, I always feel a little iffy about offering them water from the tap. My hubby and I regularly drink from the tap but I’m not as comfortable offering and always find myself apologizing for not having bottled water. A water cooler would certainly make things easier and this one would give the option of either water or coffee. I’m a huge coffee addict and already have a Keurig brewer, but this water cooler would definitely help to clear up valuable counter space as well.

The water cooler part of the machine uses 19L water bottles and can make up to 6L of cool water every hour. Not only is this a more eco-friendly way of drinking bottled water, but it’s cheaper and much easier than having to constantly stock up on bottles too. My household goes through dozens of bottles every week and it definitely amounts to a lot of wasted plastic, money and time spent buying it.

Surprisingly, the coffee maker actually features five cup sizes, from a small 4oz size to a large one perfect for a travel mug. Although according to reviews, the tray isn’t big or deep enough for a travel mug, but you could just hold your cup while it pours or use a larger cup to pour it into before transferring it. The coffee maker also only uses K-Cups, but I find these are much more convenient than waiting for coffee to brew the old-fashioned way. Plus, each cup of coffee always tastes the same and you can stock up on plenty of different flavours.

Although there are no reviews on Costco for this machine, there are a couple of mixed ones on Amazon.ca. It would seem that people either love or hate it. While one reviewer commented that the heater coil broke after a week, another posted the following five star out of five review:

We use a water cooler for drinking water…so, when I saw this with not only the bottom load for water jug, but also a built in single serve coffee maker…I was ecstatic!

Although it’s on sale for $349.97 (reg. $379.99) on Amazon.ca, Costco’s current and usual prices are still better deals.

As usual, Costco also offers absolutely free shipping.

(Expiry: 27th July 2014)

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July 20

Chapters Indigo Canada: Inflatables 75% Off

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: Inflatables 75% Off

There have been some great deals lately at Indigo Chapters Canada in the clearance section and I just found a really fun one.  They have awesome inflatable animals and furniture all for 75% off the regular prices for a limited time only.

Every single inflatable item offered is on sale right now at 75% off the regular prices.  They are all made from a durable vinyl, so you don’t need to worry about poking a hole in them with some rough play.

You may ask yourself, why do I need a large inflatable animal?  The answer: why not!  In all honesty, no one actually NEEDS a large inflatable animal, but looking at how many of these are starting to sell out, it looks like a lot of people want them!

These inflatables are awesome for fun in the backyard, pool time, birthday party decorations, and decorations for a kids playroom.  The best part about them is if you don’t want them blown up all the time, just take the air out for easy storage.

These inflatables come in small, medium or large to suit your needs.  One of my favourites has to be this large Henry the inflatable giraffe that was $79.99 and is now just $20. It stands 60″ tall when it is totally inflated and it is made from a durable vinyl construction.  If this huge giraffe doesn’t get the conversation going at a party then I don’t know what would!

I know my kids would love this inflatable red bubble chair for their playroom that was $49.95 and is now on sale for just $12.49. It actually comes in a variety of different bright colours to choose from. If you don’t have a playroom, how fun would this be in the back yard for the kids? It is waterproof, so you could even throw it in the pool for some water fun.

The biggest inflatable on sale and probably the most fun would have to be this Aubrey the inflatable raptor that was $299.99 and is now just $75.  It stands at 162″ tall which would tower over most grown adults. Now, I know I would have never paid the full price of almost $300 just for a decoration or toy, but $75 is pretty reasonable.  Can you imagine this raptor on your front lawn to celebrate your child’s birthday party? You would be the hero of all the kids on your block!

As for the cost of shipping, you will get free shipping for your order when you spend just $25 or more on your purchases.

(Expiry: Limited time offer)

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July 20

BoxFresh Sparko Men’s Shoes Only $49.98 & Free Shipping @ Brown’s Shoes & 25% Off Further Items

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

BoxFresh Sparko Men’s Shoes Only $49.98 & Free Shipping @ Brown’s Shoes & 25% Off Further Items

I got an email from Browns Shoes stating that today is the last day for their free site-wide shipping on any item. Upon checking out the deals on site, I stumbled on to the sale section which has up to 70% off a huge range of shoes. I’ve picked out these BoxFresh Sparko Men’s Shoes which have been discounted by 67% off their original prices – down from $150 to only $49.98 with free shipping to your home.

These are a well-known brand, a comfy men’s shoe in a black leather finish. I’ve been hunting for something in this style for my partner. He’s a size 12 and it can be very difficult to get him something that fits and looks good too.

Additional 25% Discount

On top of the great price on the above men’s shoes, if you buy any additional item, you’ll get a further 25% discount on whichever item is the lowest price. So just for the sake of illustration, I am adding two pairs of $49.98 shoes to my cart. The total comes to $87.46, working out at $43.73 per pair.


Sometimes when you are shopping in the sale section, sizing can be quite limited as all the common sizes are usually out of stock. With these particular Sparko shoes from Boxfresh, Brown’s has quite a few sizes left – from size 8 up to size 12.

Price Comparing

It’s very hard to price compare shoes as there are so many styles and variations! I cannot find this exact pair from any other retailer, but you can compare some similar models. For example, the  BOXFRESH SPARKO CAMO is $96 @ The Shoe Company, the Boxfresh Sparko Ripstop Trend Shoes are $125 @ Sportchek, the Boxfresh Men’s Sparko Sneakers are $96 @ Monod Sports. Hot price from Brown’s, I believe.

(Expiry: free shipping may end 20th July 2014)

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July 20

Motorola H17 Bluetooth Headset Only $23.62 & Free Shipping @ eBay.ca

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Motorola H17 Bluetooth Headset Only $23.62 & Free Shipping @ eBay.ca

If you’re looking for a good deal on a low-cost bluetooth headset for some handsfree chatting, have a glance at this Motorola H17 Bluetooth Headset which is currently on offer from eBay.ca. You can pick up this device for only $23.62 with free shipping!

The Bluetooth headset is originally priced in US dollars, coming in at $21.99 which equates to about $23.62 Canadian.


Even though the Motorola H17 is being shipping from the US, the item listing does state this:

International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.

There’s a very small chance you might get hit with an extra fee at your door as I mentioned in this recent article about Canadian shipping, as the headset is just over the $20 customs limit. However, we’ll all keep the fingers crossed that you don’t pay anything extra! If you make an order for this Motorola, please tell us how it went in the comments below.


This Motorola H17 Bluetooth Headset comes with “Non-Retail Packaging,” meaning that it is not in its original packaging or it may be unsealed. I think for this reason, the sellers cannot class it as brand new… but the item is new and unused, it’s just the packaging that’s not as it was when it left the factory.

Price Comparison

Right now, a marketplace seller on Amazon.ca is offering this same headset for $83, it’s out of stock but it was $119 @ TigerDirect, and it’s also priced at $88 @ CDW. Therefore, I think this is a great deal on eBay.

Video Review

If you’d like to see a bit more about this item before you buy, have a watch of this video review:

Other Free Shipping Deals @ eBay

While we don’t usually post deals from individual eBay sellers, I actually spotted this Motorola H17 Bluetooth Headset highlighted in eBay’s “free shipping deals” section. There, eBay features a range of hot items from reputable sellers. There are a lot more hot electronics deals in there too. But just watch out in case any of them are shipping from the US, remember your potential customs and duties, etc.

(Expiry unknown)

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July 20

Thomas Wooden Railway Sets For Half Price @ Sears.ca & Extra $10 Off $50 Coupon!

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

Thomas Wooden Railway Sets For Half Price @ Sears.ca & Extra $10 Off $50 Coupon!

If you know some little ones who are fans of Thomas the Tank and his assorted train-friends, check out the deal on these wooden Thomas bits and pieces online at Sears Canada. They’re having a 50% sale on this range of toys, you can see all the various items here:

Also, with the Sears coupon code 941612770 you can save an extra $10 off $50 on any order, right through to the end of July 2014. So, if you’re buying a few of the lower priced Thomas items, you could easily make your order up to $50 and save the extra $10 discount.

Here are some examples of the individual Thomas items that are on offer at Sears online right now:

Price Compare?

I priced compared the last item there, the Mountaintop Supply Run Set to see how good a deal it was. You can buy that set for $170 @ MastermindToys, $174 @ Amazon, $150 @ ToySense, so the $75 price on Sears is really awesome. I didn’t price compare every single item above, so feel free to do your own due diligence on that if you’re buying a few items. I only price compared the most expensive set to see how the deal shaped up.

Stocking Up For Christmas?

You’ll hate to hear me talking about it in July, but think ahead to Christmas! The best way not to spend an absolute fortune on Christmas gifts for the kids, is to buy the likes of this Thomas offer from Sears. When you spot a hot offer on an item that the little ones would like, buy it now and then pop it away in the closet until December. You will have saved money, you won’t be worrying about shopping in the crowded malls in silly season, and your kid will get a fantastic pressie.

Canadian Shipping

As usual with Sears.ca, you’d have to spend $100 or more to get free shipping to your home. If you’re not wanting to spend $100 solely on Thomas items, consider adding some other things to your shopping cart to make it up to that minimum value for free shipping. If you are only ordering a few items though, shipping depends on what you are buying. Regular shipping starts at $7.95, with shipping to your local Sears store starting at $3.95. If you’re spending less than $100, you might want to factor those costs in to your order.

(Expires 24th July 2014)

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July 20

Belkin 6 Outlet Surge Protector Only $14.99 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada

Posted by on July 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Belkin 6 Outlet Surge Protector Only $14.99 & Free Shipping @ NCIX Canada

If you’re in need of some more power sockets for any devices in your house, consider the deal on this Belkin BV106050 Volt Surge Protector With USB Charger 6 Outlets. The regular price is $34.99 but you can currently buy it at NCIX Canada for a measly $14.99 as well as FREE shipping to your home!

You can buy cheaper power bars, but this Belkin one has a few extra features which could make it worth the extra money. First of all, it’s a Belkin – this is a really top-notch brand name when it comes to accessories like this. Belkin have an excellent reputation for great quality items.

Secondly, this power bar also has two built-in USB ports which you can use for charging up your various devices. This is a super-handy-feature to be honest. Sometimes I’ve had to power up my computer just to charge up my eBook reader – whereas with this Belkin, you could just pop the eBook in to that. I am sure this is true of many of your other USB devices.

Thirdly, this is a “surge protector” which means that if there is any sort of electrical power surge, this Belkin power bar will protect the devices which are attached to it.

Item Image

There’s an image on the NCIX site and I’ve used it in this blog post. But they say, “Actual product may not be exactly as shown.” So beware, you might not get a power bar that looks exactly like the above, but it will have all the stated features and specifications.


On NCIX, this Belkin product had 17 reviews in total and of those 17, six are rated at 5 stars, seven at 4 stars, which seems very positive. There are lots more comments on NCIX which you can read, but one that stood out to me was this one from Scottc:

Great device, replaces 2 USB chargers, high enough current to charge most tablets. The ability to screw the unit securely into the wall is very nice feature.

Sounds good! I definitely like the ability to attach it to the wall to tidy up some of the loose wiring and the like. I currently have a 14 month old girl just learning to walk, and she is pulling and poking at absolutely everything round the house. Wires seem to be her favourite thing to be tugging on, so it’s great to have them all tidied away with the likes of this Belkin device.

Canadian Shipping

Don’t worry about shipping in this case, it’s free on this Belkin 6 Outlet Surge Protector. You know, it’s rare that we see items from NCIX with free shipping, especially such low priced merchandise.

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