August 30

Fjallravencanada: Extra 25% Off Sales Items & Extra $10 Discount For New Customers!

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Fjallravencanada: Extra 25% Off Sales Items & Extra $10 Discount For New Customers!

This weekend, you can get an extra 25% discount on select summer clothing and accessories in the sale section at FjallRaven Canada. That’s quite handy… but there’s also a great $10 coupon code with no minimum spend which applies to sale items! This double discount deal can be used by new customers for this store.

In this post, Avigayil wrote about the $10 coupon code which you can get for signing up to email updates from Fjallraven Canada, to be used on your first order. It turns out that the coupon code is generic and can be used by anyone – apply the Fjallraven coupon code FJCAN-SS14-10  to your shopping cart. Just note that you must be signed in to an account to see the discount appear – if you’re not signed in, there will be an error message and you won’t get to see the discount. This is what you will see:

Fjallravencanada: Extra 25% Off Sales Items & Extra $10 Discount For New Customers!

There is not a huge amount of items in the sale section at Fjall Raven, only 16 to choose from… but have a look and see if there’s anything you like.

One of the lowest priced items in the sale section is this Fjallraven Övik Flat Cap which was originally priced at $39.99. The sale price on this is $29.99, but it would be only $19.99 if this was the item to which you decide to apply the $10 coupon code.

This is exactly the type of hat I like to wear in the summer sun – the Abisko Summer Hat. It was originally priced at $64.99, it’s down to $48.75, but it would be $38.75 when you add the coupon code. I have a hat that’s almost identical to this one… just another brand name.

Canadian Shipping

Sadly, shipping isn’t free on any order –you must spend a minimum of $75 to get free shipping to your home. That minimum threshold isn’t incredibly high though, that’s achievable.  If your order is lower than $75, the shipping fee is a flat rate of $15. It might make sense for some items…. For example, the flat cap which I mentioned above – if you’re buying it alone, then you’d get it for ~$35 including shipping to your home.

(Expires 2nd September 2014)

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August 30

Free Blue Jays Cap With Head & Shoulders Canada Mail In Rebate

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Free Blue Jays Cap With Head & Shoulders Canada Mail In Rebate

I do a lot of mail in rebates to save money but sometimes they offer something other than money. Head & Shoulders has a nice new mail in rebate that will get you a free Blue Jays baseball cap until September 21st, 2014.

This rebate caught my eye immediately because I am from Ontario and I have spent countless summers watching the Toronto Blue Jays play ball. I am a huge fan and would love to get this free baseball cap! I do not use Head & Shoulders, and I and pretty content with my current brand, so normally I would not buy it. My husband on the other hand does not care what brand of shampoo he uses, so I will be taking advantage of this offer and he will be using the products instead. It is a win-win situation because he gets the shampoo which he needs to use daily anyway, and I get the free hat!

Here is what you will need to do to get this free hat:

  • Purchase any two Head & Shoulders products.
  • Mail in the form from the link above
  • Include the original dated sales receipt with purchase price(s) circled and a hand-drawn or facsimile/photocopy of the UPC bar code from each product

To get this free hat, all purchases must be made between August 25, 2014 and September 21, 2014, and all requests must be received by September 30, 2014. There will be a limit of one free hat per household, which is pretty reasonable.

Just like any mail in rebate, there are some exclusions. Unfortunately, Quebec residents will miss out on this mail in rebate because it is not offered there. Additionally, it excludes trial and travel sizes, as well as value, bonus and gift packs.

After you have completed the form above and have sent it in, it will take about six to eight weeks for you to get your free hat.

(Expiry: 21st September 2014)

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August 30

Home Depot Canada: Free September Workshop

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Home Depot Canada: Free September Workshop

Summer has pretty much come to an end and the kids are going back to school. That also means that after school activities are starting up, and there will be less time to do things as a family due to other activities. Home Depot realizes this and instead of cutting out all of their free monthly workshops for the year, they have just cut back.

For the month of September, they will be offering just one free workshop for families, but it is a good one. Sign up for free to take this workshop to learn how to build a bird house.

When and Who is this workshop for?

This workshop will be held on Saturday September 13th at 10am only. It will be available for all kids ages four years old to 12 years old, will be approximately two hours in length, and is a very fun and absolutely free activity to do. One parent must accompany the child to the workshop. Since there is only one in the month of September when they normally host about four of them, I suspect it will fill up fast. Click on the link above and pre-register your spot for your child to make sure you both get a spot to do this fun family activity. Since it is for a parent and child, it is a very good bonding experience.

What is the free Workshop?

In this free workshop, you will learn how to build a bird house for your yard. Children will be able to use a hammer and some glue to build their very own birdhouse absolutely free. All of the supplies will be ready and waiting for you, so you don’t need to bring anything. The example on the picture above is decorated with The Wizard of Oz which is kind of fun, but your child will be able to personalize their birdhouse with their own flare and style.

As I mentioned above, these workshops are very popular because not only are they free, they are a lot of fun as well. It is best to sign up early to ensure you get your spot.  If the location nearest you is already full, you can always choose another one.

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August 30

Nestle Baby Canada Program: Freebies For New Parents Worth Up To $130

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Nestle Baby Canada Program: Freebies For New Parents Worth Up To $130

There are a few programs out there that you can get free baby items from when you are having a baby, and Nestle Baby is one of the better ones.  We have mentioned this program before, but it has been almost four years since then, so the deals have changed a lot. Not only will you get some great coupons just for signing up, you can also get some great free gifts as well.

I signed up for this program when I was pregnant with my first son four years ago, and although I loved what I got, the gifts are much better now. Currently, the free package you get is worth $130.

Here is a look at the free registration gift:

  • An infant formula sample
  • Infant nutrition samples
  • Stylish diaper bag with change pad
  • Coupons for Materna and other products
  • Materna Vitamins
  • Baby bottle
  • The Nestlé Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Baby Feeding Guide
  • Customized emails with tips, online tools, and videos

To get this free gift, all you have to do sign up and enter your information. There is no need to buy anything and it will not cost you anything to sign up. You do not need to have a baby to sign up. You can be trying or pregnant and still get all of the free gifts mentioned above.

I love freebies like this because as a new parent, there are so many selections out there. When I got mine, I held onto the samples until I had my baby and it came in handy.  It was a great way for me to try out a few different formulas and bottles without have to spend a ton of money on them. I also used the diaper bag every single day. The diaper bag that they are offering now is insulated, so it is perfect to store bottles if you are out and about. I also like how stylish it is. Mine was good quality, but not as stylish as the one they are offering right now.

Your package will be shipped for free within about six to eight weeks. I do remember however, mine being shipped a lot faster.

(Expiry: Currently ongoing)

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August 30

Estee Lauder Canada Coupon: 3 Free Gifts With $50 Spend, Free Sample, & Free Shipping

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Estee Lauder Canada Coupon: 3 Free Gifts With $50 Spend, Free Sample, & Free Shipping

One of my favourite beauty brands has a great new coupon code out that will get you some free gifts. Get a free three piece Smooth Perfect gift with your purchase of $50 or more for a limited time only.

Click here to shop @ Esteelauder.ca now

  • Coupon Code: SOPERFECT3
  • Discount: Free gift with $50+
  • Expiry: 28th September 2014

All of the free gifts will be in the deluxe size and they are specifically made to promote smooth, line-less perfection for your skin. In total, this coupon will get you three different skincare gifts.

Here is what you will get with this free gift:

  • Advanced Time Zone – Age reversing hydrating gel which is Oil Free
  • Perfectionist [CP+R] – Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum
  • New Advanced Night Repair Eye – Synchronized Complex II

Other Extras

In addition to this free set of gifts, Estee Lauder offers a free sample with every single purchase. Right now, there are eight different samples to choose from including perfume, skin care items and makeup. This is a great way to try new products out without having to buy them. Another great thing they offer is free gift wrapping. They will wrap your item up in elegant gift wrapping, ribbons and tissue paper. You don’t need to be giving your purchases as gifts to do the gift wrapping, I like to do it for myself as well. You get your package in the mail and it is like Christmas morning!

Shipping Information

This is a nice bonus as well; You will be able to get free shipping on your entire order with no minimum charges at all! There are not a lot of companies that do this for online shopping, so this was a nice little surprise that just adds to the savings. If you are looking for more companies that offer free shipping with no minimum charges in Canada, we have them all posted up in this free shipping section.

This Estee Lauder coupon can be found posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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August 29

American Apparel Coupon: Extra 30 – 40% Off Sale Items

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

American Apparel Coupon: Extra 30   40% Off Sale ItemsShopping sales is so much fun. You get an amazing outfit at a good price. Not only are you happy every time you look ravishing in your new outfit, you also know what a great deal you scored and that makes you even happier. In my world, the only thing that is better than shopping an awesome sale is shopping an awesome sale with a stackable coupon code! Receive an extra 30% off sale items for everyone or 40% off sale items if you are a LeClub member.

Click here to shop @ American Apparel now

  • Coupon Code: BIGDEAL
  • Discount: extra 30% off sale items
  • Expiry: 1st September 2014

Seriously, join LeClub and get that extra 10% off. This free membership gives you better deals with American Apparel. They often release coupon codes and the higher value always goes to their LeClub Members. As Margarita mentioned previously, you can rise up the ranks with LeClub to the illustrious VIP rank with special rewards.

The Chiffon Single-Layer Full Length Skirt retails for $52, is on sale for $15 and comes down to $10.50 with the 30% off coupon code.  It is just mind-blowing that you can buy such a pretty little skirt that is great for layering or works well as a swimsuit cover-up for $10.

Here is something to layer under the skirt. The Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Bodysuit was originally sold for $34, but is now $5 on sale. Use the above coupon code and receive the bodysuit for just $3.50. You have 12 incredible colours to choose from including orange, fluorescent yellow, mint, and aqua. See the bodysuit in the banner above? You will receive that bodysuit for $3.50 with this coupon, or only $3 if you are a LeClub member.

The Cotton Spandex Two-Tone Fitted Mini Dress is a versatile one-piece outfit. Add shoes, a purse, and some accessories for a night on the town. My favourite colour combinations are white/black, teal/sunshine, and red/navy. Originally $42, the dress is on sale for $15 and comes down to $10.50 with the 30% off coupon code. If you are a LeClub member, you will be paying less than $10 for this dress.

Shop these and other incredible deals at American Apparel.

Shipping is free on all orders over $60. Keep in mind that although American Apparel ships from the US, all fees are included at checkout and you will not be hit with any customs or duty fees once the order arrives. For more American Apparel coupon codes, be sure to have a look on the Bargainmoose forum.

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August 29

Kallone Intimi Canada Coupon Code: 30% Discount

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Kallone Intimi Canada Coupon Code: 30% DiscountKallone Intimi Canada has just released a coupon code for 30% off everything in a huge blowout sale for this weekend only. Kallone Intimi sells clothing, lingerie, swimwear, accessories, and more so this is a deal you will not want to miss.

Click here to shop @ Kallone Intimi Canada now

  • Coupon Code: BLOWOUT
  • Discount: 30% off
  • Expiry: 1st September 2014

This coupon code even stacks with the sale section, which is loaded with items already discounted.

The Nicolita Knotty Halter in Mint features molded bra cups for support with ruching and a knot at the center to highlight your cleavage and give you a lovely shape. The halter-top ties at the neck and back so that you can adjust it as necessary for preferred tightness. Originally $62, the bikini is now discounted to $46. After coupon code, the top comes down to just $32.20. No swimsuit is complete without bottoms. The Knotty Bikini Bottom in Mint features a knot at the back to give your butt a heart shaped appearance. There is also a knot at each hip to visually-lengthen the leg and the torso. Originally $60 and on sale for $45, the bottoms come down to $31.50 after coupon. With this sale, you get both the top and the bottom for almost the same price as the top was originally.

Would your feet like a warm, soft, and cozy place to curl up in the evenings? These B.Soft Footies are plush little slippers in fun designs. Choose from:

  • Cupcakes
  • Blue Cambridge
  • Lemaroc Black
  • Shortbread Dama
  • Vintage Vineyard

If you like old wallpaper patterns, sweets, or wine then you are pretty much covered with these slippers. Originally $25 and on sale for $20, the slippers come down to $16 a pair after coupon code. I cannot decide whether I like Shortbread Dama or Learoc Black better.

I am sorely tempted to buy the Lole Festivity Cardigan as it scoops down in the back to cover the butt. This is a feature I love in tops and have rarely seen in jackets or thicker type structured sweaters. Originally $110, the cardigan is now on sale for $66. After I apply that magical coupon above, it comes down to just $46.20. The jacket is available in red or black, but sizing is very limited and it will probably sell out quickly.

Kallone offers free shipping across Canada on orders of $150+. For orders that are less, it is a flat rate of $10.

For this and future Kallone coupons, visit our forum.

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August 29

Roots Canada: Free Shipping Weekend

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Roots Canada: Free Shipping WeekendShop at Roots Canada this weekend to receive free shipping with no minimum required instead of the usual $50 minimum.

There are many deals to take advantage of during this promotion. As Eva previously mentioned, the Student Tribe Backpack is currently $80 off, now $187. Eva also blogged about a one-day sale on sweats a few weeks ago for 40% off, and while that promotion is over, you can still get all sweats for 30% off in honour of Roots Canada’s 41st birthday celebration. Might I suggest the Original Sweatpant from Roots? This basic bottom is comfort at its finest that will keep you warm on cold winter nights or fall evenings while huddled around the fire after a day of hiking. These bottoms retail for $68, but come down to $47.60 after I add them to my cart.

The sales section is always a good place to start shopping when you are using a free shipping deal. Get up to 60% off Roots brand clothing for men, women, and children in the sale section. I often forget they sell children’s clothing, but I found this TB Dean Tank for boys in the sale section. Originally $16, the shirt is now on sale for $8.88. Pick up size 3T in white and 4T in red.

I often overlook the accessories area as well. Shirts, bottoms, and leather are all wonderful, but sometimes a good quality accessory can be exactly what you are looking for. This pair of Love Your Beaver Underwear is rather tongue in cheek, and a good price at only $9.99 (was $18.50).

I never knew that Roots made yoga bags, but they have the Cooper Flock Yoga Bag available in five different colours on sale. Choose from:

  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flaxseed
  • Grape Jam
  • Silent Blue
  • Burnt Coral

The discount on these bags in one of the best I have seen on any Roots product lately. Originally $34, they are now only $9.99 apiece. You are saving 71%. The yoga mat bags are made from the same material as the pocket original sweatpants and they hold a full size yoga mat. They also have two straps that fit over your shoulders for easy transportation. A great accessory at an even better price. Pick one up for yourself and give them as gifts to your yoga-loving friends. You can even stash some away as stocking stuffers for Christmas.

Enjoy the Labour Day Weekend!

Image credit: Thomas Hawk

(Expiry: 2nd September 2014)

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August 29

Starfrit Canada Promo Code: 40% Off Everything

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Starfrit Canada Promo Code: 40% Off Everything

Are you ready for a major discount? Just in time for the Labour Day weekend, Starfrit, also known as Atlantic Promotions Inc., has released a coupon for 40% off everything!

Click here to shop @ Starfrit.com now

  • Coupon Code: SEPT40
  • Discount: 40% off everything
  • Expiry: 1st September 2014

Upon first finding this coupon code, I have to admit that I severely doubted that it would actually take off 40% off the price of any item on Starfrit’s site, but I was pleasantly surprised. I tried it first on the new apple peeler and although it usually retails for $14.99, it came down to $8.99. The cheapest I have found it anywhere else is at Canadian Tire and Sears, where both stores have it for $12.99. I have been meaning to get an apple peeler for some time now as I have used a similar one in the past and loved it. The best part about this one is that it features an apple ejector to quickly remove the peeled apple and it also comes with two blades, a core slicer, and a recipe booklet. Plus, the apple peeler itself also has suction cups underneath, so you won’t have to worry about it tilting all over the place as you try to peel your apples. With apple picking and apple pie season right around the corner, this is definitely a fall must-have!

Another item that I most certainly recommend is the corded salad spinner. I have this same one and I absolutely love it but what I don’t love is that I got it for its full price of $19.99. With Starfrit’s promotion, however, you can get it for a reduced price of $11.99. I make and eat salads practically every day and what I hate the most is wet lettuce. Wiping it with paper towels is all fine and dandy but not only does it take longer, but it also uses up too much paper uselessly, but with the spinner, you can simply throw in your wet lettuce and spin it to remove virtually all of the water. I have also used it for spinach and pre-washed salad mixes that come in container just to make sure that it’s clean.

There are plenty more items to choose from like canning accessories, cutting boards, graters, and even knives, but another thing that surprised me about the code is that I was able to apply it to sets like the La Forge classic 14-piece cookware set. Originally priced at $129.99, it comes down to $77.99. At Walmart, this same set is $129.

Shipping is free on orders over $75. Keep an eye on upcoming Starfrit coupon codes on the Bargainmoose forum.

(Image Credit: Dale Calder)

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August 29

Newegg Canada: Combat Creatures Battling Spider Robot – Now $50

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Newegg Canada: Combat Creatures Battling Spider Robot   Now $50I found a funky toy during the Newegg Canada Labour Day sale. This Combat Creatures Attacknid Stealth Stryder Battling Spider Toy Robot with App-Controlled Battle Brain and Dart Blaster is on sale for just $49.96, down from the original retail price of $199.99. Best of all, the toy spider robot comes with free shipping.

I price compared this toy with a few other places to make sure that you were getting the best deal from Newegg Canada. The Combat Creatures Attacknid Spider Toy Robot is $74.99 at Amazon Canada and $89.99 at Shop.ca. Newegg beats the nearest competitor by $25, so I consider this deal pretty good.

So what IS this thing? Well, it is a robot in the shape of a spider with sex legs and a dart gun mounted on the top for battling your friends or scaring your cat. You control both the robot and the dart blaster via an app you install on your smartphone. The app communicates with the robot via Bluetooth. The app can be downloaded for free on iOS 4.3 and Android 4.0 or later devices.

This robot is so cool it hurts! The head rotates a full 360 degrees, so you can never be caught from behind without being able to rotate around to face your opponent. The dart blaster can fire 12 darts up to 35 feet. However, take three darts directly in the battle brain and you are disabled! The darts can also blast combat armour off the legs with direct hits, and other cool stuff. This is certainly a toy that you want two or more of in your house for ultimate duels.

I checked out the reviews on Amazon Canada, and this one caught my eye as being a fair assessment:

There are a few mechanical things to work out. The armoring can be finicky and you need to be careful when replacing the cylinder. Also putting the stickers on was more hassle than fun. A little more practice and the mischief is legendary. It scares the crap out of my cats but all in good fun.

I think my cat would be quite entertained; maybe a little annoyed but certainly get a lot of exercise with this robot in the house. I would have to be careful with the ammunition though as Mr. Ghost would try to eat it.

This toy looks like a lot of fun; let me know if you pick one up!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 29

Walmart Canada: Select Hooded Towels Now $8 (Was $15)

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Walmart Canada: Select Hooded Towels Now $8 (Was $15)Walmart Canada has a sweet little clearance sale on children’s hooded towels. Originally $14.97, they are now on sale for just $8 with free shipping.

There are six hooded towels still available online. You may be able to get the others in store if you are shopping at your local Walmart this weekend.

First off, we have the Fairies Purple Hooded towel with Tinkerbell in the middle and plenty of beautiful flowers and butterflies around. These towels are about 13×11″ in size and perfect for younger children. Another purple coloured towel, The Princess Sofia Hooded Towel has the princess, a lovely castle in the background, and a blue bird adorning it. The hood portion also features the shadow of a bird. For any young one smitten with the Disney princesses, the Princess Bridge Hooded Towel is just the thing for them. You get three princesses all at once: Belle from Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella from her own movie, and Rapunzel from Tangled. You also get a carriage pulled by horses, a bridge, and a castle. The hood portion has a cute little crown/tiara on it that says ‘princess’ underneath.

A couple other towels lean a little more towards children interested in fast cars and super heroes. First of all, The Avengers Hulk hooded towel will probably be a favourite because the towel itself is printed like Hulk’s muscles and (of course) the towel is very green. Your child will run around the house doing their imitation of a Hulk smash (which may, or may not be a good idea) with this towel. Next, there is the Cars Chevron hooded towel with Lightning Mcqueen on the back.

While the above are all Disney towels, there is one in the sale that stands as an outlier. The Angry Birds Hooded Towel by Rovio Entertainment is designed after the popular smartphone app. let children play their own angry bird with this red towel that has the angry bird face on the hood.

I loved hooded towels when I was a young one, and I am not sure there is a child that does not. They need to make these for adults because my hubby would enjoy the Angry Birds towel; he played all those games for hours on end. I think the Princess Sofia towel is pretty; it is probably my favourite.

(Expiry: unknown)

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August 29

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

You know the old saying, “Two heads are better than one?” It has always been more true than not, which makes us think, what happens when you get three heads, four heads, five heads or more? Then you really could get things done.

That’s the magic of crowdsourcing. It’s soliciting services, goods, ideas and more from the brain trust of a large group of people and you can use it to save money through the following websites.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

Fiverr

On Fiverr people with various skills, — writers, artists, graphic designers and more – tell you what they’re willing to do for a mere $5.00. As the potential customer you can see the seller’s rating, look at their average time frame from the job and decide if you want to make an offer. At only $5.00 a job it’s hard to go wrong, especially when professional creatives normally charge hundreds of dollars for some of the jobs on this site.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit allows you to outsource those necessary but menial tasks to people in your community, so you don’t have to do those things you don’t want to and can reserve your time for something more important. Simply post a task and TaskRabbit will show you their most professional taskers in your area for what you need done and what they charge per hour. Often, you’ll find that taskers offer cheaper rates for tasks like landscaping than a professional lawn care services even with the company’s own 20% service fee. Plus, its safe to trust your tasks to a stranger because every task is insured to $1 million and every tasker must follow TaskRabbit’s strict marketplace guidelines or risk being barred from ever working through the site.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

RelayRides

RelayRides takes the carpool to the next level by allowing regular people in your community to rent out their car for you to drive for as long as you book it. As a potential renter, all you have to do is pick the perfect car for you, make a reservation, pick up the keys from the owner, refill the tank, return the car at the scheduled time and review the experience. Car owners don’t have to worry because the car is insured by RelayRides while it’s in use. As a consumer, everything but gas is included and all prices and requirements are self-explanatory, so there are no surprises like there are when it comes to dealing with a rental company. On RelayRides, 24 hours with a 2010 Toyota Prius that traveled 150 miles cost $38.00, ($3.80 per mile) plus premium insurance protection for $15.20 for a grand total of $47.00. I have to say, that’s pretty reasonable.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

Elance and Odesk

Like Fiverr and TaskRabbit, Elance and Odesk use crowdsourcing to help you get things done at a reasonable price. However, on Elance and Odesk you’re not buying a specific job or outsourcing a specific task, you’re hiring freelancers and those freelancers are applying for your job on spec. Of course, you’ll want to offer the lowest price possible, (hence, the money saving) but don’t undercut. Among the grossly unqualified applicants that do exist on these sites, there are some truly professional diamonds in the rough who know what a particular job is really worth, which means if you offer too little, you won’t get quality work from the people who truly know what they’re doing. We recommend doing a little research on typical industry rates for the position you are trying to fill, so the freelancer you hire is not insulted by the rate you offer and actually does the job to the best of their capabilities.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

99Designs

Say you want a logo, but you’re not a very good artist. No problem, at 99designs you simply write a description of what you want and your assignment gets turned into a design contest where you provide the prize money. The bigger the prize, the more designs you can choose from drawn by professional designers. As the designs come in, you can provide feedback on the designs you like, so they can be refined, but after seven days, you must pick a winner. Once you crown a champion, 99Designs gives out the prize money to the winning designer and you get your logo that you can use (copyright included) for whatever you want. It’s great for the consumer because you can get from 30 to 60 designs to choose from for relatively little effort on your part. Prices range from $299 for the Bronze Package of 30 designs to $1,199 for the Platinum Package of 60 designs from the best designers on the site. So, if you can afford it, 99Designs might be your best option for a professional illustration.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

Airbnb

Perhaps the original destination for crowdsourced accommodation, Airbnb still makes it easy to rent a room in someone else’s house or apartment in most countries you could be traveling in. Cheaper than a hotel and, at its best, a more local perspective than you can get as a traditional tourist, Airbnb is still the go to for many who utilize the share economy.

Crowdsourcing To Save Money

DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd works similarly to 99Designs without the design contest aspect. Instead you simply have access to a certain number of designs to choose from depending on the tiered pricing model you select. There is still that aspect of designers competing to win your business but it isn’t overtly modelled like a contest. Plus, as a Bargainmoose reader, you have access to an exclusive offer giving you access to 50 free designs within five days as soon as you post a project. Oh, and if you don’t like the designs, you receive your money back for the initial design package you purchased. Use the offer code BMEXCLUSIVE for this deal.

Final Thoughts

Before we conclude, it should be noted that as much as crowdsourcing could be cheaper for the consumer, it relies on a great deal of trust between the parties involved and some people aren’t going to want a stranger traipsing around their house or using their car no matter what safeguards are put in place. It should also be said that many of these sites that outsource jobs, while cheaper for the consumer, take advantage of the service provider by cheapening their skills and putting the economic bar so low that other professionals in the field are unable to compete or make a proper living. So, when you use services like Elance, Odesk and 99designs, think about what is fair, not just what is cheap.

(banner image credit: Dvya Thakur)

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August 29

1800Flowers.ca Coupon Code: 20% Off Flowers & Gifts

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

1800Flowers.ca Coupon Code: 20% Off Flowers & Gifts

The Labour Day weekend may be on, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t still send a loved one a bouquet of flowers with a gift! Even better, order it at 1800 Flowers and use the code below to get a 20% discount on your order site wide.

Order flowers and gifts @ 1800Flowers.ca now

  • Coupon Code: WKND20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 31st August 2014

A close friend of mine loves to bake and when I saw the birthday flower cake in pastel, I instantly thought of her and I can’t wait for her birthday to come, so that I can surprise her with it. It’s not actually a cake though, and anyway, it wouldn’t feel right buying her a cake when she is such an amazing baker, but it’s actually made of flowers to look like a cake! It’s definitely very original and a gift that surely wouldn’t be forgotten any time soon. No word on if it actually comes with the candles that you can see in the picture above, but in either case, I’m not entirely sure that I would want to light candles and risk ruining the pretty flowers, which feature a variety of mini carnations and poms. Usually priced at $49.99 for a standard size, it comes down to $39.99 with the code above.

There are more than enough different flower bouquets to choose from as well but the one featured on the right on the picture above is the classic all white arrangement. Composed of lilies, orchids, snapdragons and salal, this bouquet ranges from $48 (reg. $59.99), all the way up to $64 (reg. $79.99) for a large. Keep in mind that the large will look more like the bouquet that you see on the picture, although the selection of flowers may vary regardless, depending on what’s currently in season.

When adding anything to your cart on 1800 Flowers’ site, you will also be given the option of selecting additional gifts, like chocolate, a teddy bear, a Mylar balloon, vases or a specialty card. However, you can also browse the site from their menu for even better options, like the chocolate keepsake, which is an assortment of chocolate within a glass bowl that could be re-used time and time again. It comes down to $28 (reg. $35).

Keep in mind that a $14.99 shipping fee (also called a service fee) applies to every order. If you happen to miss this 1800 Flowers coupon code, then make sure to check out the Bargainmoose forum for more ways to save as there are plenty of other coupon codes as well: some for 15% off, others for $10 off etc.

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August 29

Shop.ca: Denon Globe Cruiser Headphones only $129.99

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Shop.ca: Denon Globe Cruiser Headphones only $129.99

Edit: I am bumping this thread as the deal is back on, and it is such a good sale price too! Use our exclusive coupon code SHOPMOOSE1050 to take an extra $10 off the headset, bringing the cost down to just $119.99.

If you are into headphones that give you amazing sound, check out the deal on these Denon AH-NCW500BK Globe Cruiser On-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Originally $449, they are now on sale for $129.99 with free shipping from Shop.ca.

These headphones originally retailed for over $400, but that was when they first came out. They are most certainly not going for that price now. However, this deal from Shop.ca is still quite good given the price at competitors. Hookbag.ca is selling the Denon headset for $292.95.

Denon, oh you must not get me started on Denon. I own three sets of headphones currently, and I have owned several others over the years. Easily – bar none – my Denon headphones are my favourite. The sound is rich and deep with a well-balanced bass. I can easily locate where different sounds are coming from in the headphones, as the clarity is incredible. The ear pieces are also the most comfortable I have ever worn. While I may drool over other headsets, I think that Denon has won my heart.

These headphones are one-step above mine: they are wireless. I have dreamed of wireless headphones so I am totally ogling these ones. I even just told my husband I want to buy another headset. They are also noise cancelling, which makes them perfect for early morning commuters who use public transit. Block out the sounds of the city and enjoy your own precious noise. The headset also has a control wheel so you can keep your phone in your pocket and just change your music right from the headset. When wireless use is not allowed, there is an included wire for connection. The headphones also feature microphones for talking right in the ear cup.

The Denon headphones fold flat and there is a leather carrying / storage case included that is about the size of an iPad. It also includes the following accessories:

  • detachable audio cable
  • USB micro charging cable
  • airline adapter

You totally read that right; the headphones feature a 10-hour rechargeable battery. There is no need to keep a good stash of AA or AAA batteries on hand. I am so stoked about the headset I am vibrating. Momma want!

As with all purchases at Shop.ca, you will receive free shipping on the Denon Global Cruiser Headphones.

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August 29

Google Play: Castle Of Illusion For iOS & Android For $0.99

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Google Play: Castle Of Illusion For iOS & Android For $0.99

Oh, boy! Does anyone remember playing the original Castle Of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse on their Sega Genesis or Game Gear systems back in the day? No? Well, Sega completely revamped the game, giving it a complete, gorgeous makeover and bringing it into the 21st century! It has some wonderful voice acting from Disney’s iconic animated mouse, thrilling game play, and lavish graphics that will wow even the most prudent sceptics. Google Play is offering the iOS and Android versions of this game for only $0.99 – that’s 90% off of the regular price of $9.99! There’s no expiry date listed for this sale, so grab it while you can!

I bought this remake of Castle Of Illusion for my Xbox 360 roughly two months ago at its regular price ($14.99 for the Xbox 360) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I still do enjoy it, since there’s plenty of secret areas that you can discover, so I still occasionally replay some of the levels for fun. I also like the fact that there’s a narrator throughout the game, which really makes it feel like you’re watching a cartoon (the graphics are just that good – click here to check them out).

What’s funny about this game is that I never actually played the original Genesis or Game Gear versions until I tried out this remake. I was so satisfied with this game that I ended up tracking down and buying the original Sega Genesis version. Castle Of Illusion provides Disney fans (and even non-Disney fans) with a fun adventure, great platforming action, and enough of a challenge to keep players coming back for more.

This Disney masterpiece gets high praise from most critics- it has a score of 81 out of 100 on Metacritic, and normally costs $9.99 (only a digital copy is available for this game – they didn’t release retail versions of Castle Of Illusion for any systems, including the Xbox 360 and PS3). Listed below is a snippet of a review from Pocket Gamer UK:

Castle of Illusion combines old school challenge with impeccable presentation to create a fitting tribute to one of the 16-bit era’s finest platforming classics.

If you’re looking for a $0.99 game for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that will keep you entertained, this is it. Sega is known for churning out quality titles, and Castle Of Illusion is no exception. Download it while the price is still low!

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