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August 26

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series Only $68 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 26, 2014 at 5:23 AM

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series Only $68 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

This week, Amazon.ca seems to be having quite a few great one-day only deals on various movies and TV boxsets. One of their headliners today is this DVD set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series. Regularly priced at $199.98, you can grab it today for only $67.99 with free super saver shipping!

The DVD boxset contains all glorious seven seasons of this cult classic TV show, that’s 144 episodes of vampire-ass kicking yumminess. So, technically that equates to only $0.47 per episode, if you look at it that way. Yes… you can probably watch many of these via streaming in some fashion or other (e.g. Netflix), but it’s not quite the same as owning the complete DVD boxset to stand proud on your shelf.

I can’t see the exact same set for sale anywhere else just now, for a valid price comparison. But if you’re buying the seasons individually, you’d be talking a lot more moolah (e.g. $153 @ Walmart).

I have a slightly older version of this Buffy boxset, it’s not quite as red and pretty as this edition. I bought the set about 10 years ago, and it took me a few months to get through all the episodes. To be honest, the show starts off pretty corny but then the characters and story-lines develop and it’s turned out to be one of my all-time favourite shows. Even my partner grew to like it – he detested the early episodes and wouldn’t watch it with me… but towards the end, he started to see a few of the amazing episodes and started getting into it.

One of my favourites was an episode called Hush. It scared me muchly. Here’s a wiki quote:

A group of fairy tale ghouls named “The Gentlemen” come to town and steal everyone’s voices, leaving them unable to scream when The Gentlemen cut out their hearts.

Freaky deaky. Did you have a fave episode of Buffy?

Needless to say, most reviews on Amazon.ca give this Buffy boxset a rating of 5 stars, with one person even stating that it consumed their life.

Some other one-day only deals @ Amazon today:

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August 23

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series DVD Only $73 @ Amazon! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series DVD Only $73 @ Amazon! (EXPIRED)

I got an email this morning about a one day deal at Amazon. They’re offering the complete series of The Twilight Zone for only $72.99 in a DVD collection and that comes with free super saver shipping!

Originally priced at $199.99, that’s a $127 discount. While sometimes those “original” prices seem to be really high, I’ve price compare to see if this is really a good deal. You can purchase the very same DVD boxset for $140 @ Chapters, $149 @ BestBuy, $200 @ HMV, so this appears to be a super price from Amazon.ca today.

If you are so inclined, there’s also an offer on the blu-ray series – you can purchase it for $148.99. There’s quite a price difference between DVD and blu-ray, eh?

I clearly recall watching this TV show when I was younger, it had some fantastic episodes. I first discovered it when I was a teenager when they were making some of the more modern versions. I then went back and made sure I watched many of the older original shows, including the famous William Shatner episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. “There’s… something… on… the… wing!” Classic. By today’s standards, I guess they’re not quite a suspenseful or scary… but they’re excellent shows with excellent writing, with plotlines such as:

A convict, living alone in an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot.

Hilarious!

I believe The Twilight Zone went on to inspire many movies and TV shows with very similar plots. I was reading this thread on Toptenz.net about that. It stats that many popular movies like Child’s Play, Liar Liar, Poltergeist and Cube were all based on old Twilight Zone plots.

I think this boxset would be excellent for a Twilight Zone weekend marathon… complete with lots of junk food.

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August 22

Amazon Canada: Inexpensive PerfPower Batteries

Posted by on August 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Inexpensive PerfPower Batteries

This is not so much a sale, as it is just a very good price on batteries. Amazon Canada sells PerfPower Go Green batteries for much cheaper than the competition does for the same size batteries. You can get bulk bundles for amazing prices compared to buying one of the big brands.

First off, we need to clear up some things about batteries. You will see a couple different qualities and the prices reflect that. Heavy Duty (while it sounds impressive), is not as high quality as an Alkaline battery and will not last as long. It is not built for the rigours of game controllers or anything that sucks a lot of power. Many people buy heavy-duty batteries and then complain they do not last as long as Duracell or Energizer. Well, you need to compare apples to apples. Therefore, I will be concentrating on the PerfPower Alkaline battery deals.

Now, if you are a heavy battery user, then you can also buy the AAA and AA batteries in 48 packs. The 24 packs average 33 cents per battery while the 48 packs average 31 cents per battery.

There are a couple other reasons why I like PerfPower. Their batteries are made with recycled and recyclable paper, plastic, and steel can where possible and their packaging uses soy ink. PerfPower also donates a portion of their proceeds to Autism Speaks (go charity!).

As for performance, their batteries are third party tested and compare with the major brands for performance. If you are looking for longer lasting batteries though, you can always buy super-Alkaline. These PerfPower Go Green Super Alkaline, AAA Batteries, 4 Count are just $2.99. That works out to 37 cents a battery.

The competition? Well, they fail. I was looking for D batteries for our stationary bike. Duracell sells a double 8-pack (16 batteries) for $26.76. Energizer sells a pack of 12 for $19.99. Let us compare:

  • Perfpower: 86 cents per D battery
  • Duracell: $1.67 per D battery
  • Energizer: $1.67 per D battery

I call that winning by a landslide. They also seem to have decent reviews on Amazon.com:

Haven’t worn any out yet and seem to be holding up to hard use. Good value. Will buy these again.

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August 21

Amazon Canada: $20 off Kindle Paperwhite eReader – Now $119

Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $20 off Kindle Paperwhite eReader   Now $119

Purchase the Kindle Paperwhite eReader at Amazon Canada for $20 off. The Paperwhite retails for $139 but is now on sale for $119.

Today’s market presents many difficulties for eReaders. When everyone owns a tablet, laptop, or a smartphone on which you can read books, where is the place for eReaders? The job of companies that build eReaders is to differentiate them from the competition. What makes an eReader different and what makes it better than reading on those other devices.

The main difference is the screen. A tablet or phone is designed to be a multi-media device. They are built with brilliant but highly reflective screens. Have you ever had difficulty reading your phone the second you step outside? I have to turn up the brightness to maximum on my phone before I go outside or else I cannot even see enough to get into my phone to turn the brightness up. With the Kindle Paperwhite screen, this is not an issue. The screen mimics paper and there is no glare in bright light.

Battery life is another defining feature of an eReader versus a tablet. With a tablet, you can expect to charge it every day without fail if you are using it. At best, you can get away with a charge every couple of days. The Paperwhite eReader can go up to eight weeks without charging (Wi-Fi off). I am estimating it has around 30 hours of continual use on one charge.

The Paperwhite also comes with a built in light for late night reading and it stores up to 1,000 books. That is enough to keep you reading for a very long time. Another benefit of an eReader over a tablet is weight. Tablets are getting thinner and lighter with every new version, but they have not managed to reach a mere 206 grams, which is the weight of the Kindle Paperwhite.

The Kindle Paperwhite 3G is also on sale from $209 down to $189. It has all the same features as the above eReader and it comes with built in 3G. It also weighs a tad bit more at 215 grams.

I am still in love with physical books, but I do hate the space they take up. One day I might just have to change over to an eReader (maybe when they improve their graphic novel section).

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August 20

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Stand Mixer Only $199

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

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Stand Mixer Only $199

I know I blogged about a KitchenAid mixer deal just a few days ago, but this one is a good one too! And you deserve to know! Get the classic stand mixer for only $199.99, with a regular price of $399.99.

The nitty gritty:

This mixer has a 4.5 quart polished stainless steel bowl, a 275 watt motor and comes with a flat beater, dough hook and a six wire whip. This one comes in silver, which is a standard and gorgeous colour for a small appliance in your home.

It has a tilt head and 59-point planetary mixing action. This means that it has 59 touchpoints per rotation in the bowl so you know your ingredients are all being incorporated.

This might make a great gift to put away for Christmas, as the under $200 price point is pretty amazing. You could wait and hope the price goes down more, but will it?

Reviews:

The reviews are more than awesome for this machine. Most are five star, some are 4 star and only one person rated it with a 2-star rating. Here’s what people are saying:

This was perfect – just what we were looking for and it’s so beautiful it can just live on the counter!

More than I hoped for. Too bad I didn’t get one earlier. So far, I have whipped egg whites, made bread, whipped cream, cookies and waffles.

Price comparison:

While there is an ongoing KitchenAid rebate going on right now, unfortunately, this mixer doesn’t qualify. It is still a great price regardless. Here it is at Sears for the full price of $399.99. NewEgg has it for $229.99 and Air Miles sells it for $329.99.

Shipping:

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so this will definitely qualify and you won’t have to pay those irritating delivery fees.

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August 19

(Wii U) Amazon Canada: Pre-Order Mario Party 10 For $50 (Reg. $65) + Free Shipping

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM

(Wii U) Amazon Canada: Pre Order Mario Party 10 For $50 (Reg. $65) + Free Shipping

Here’s a cool deal for the Mario superfans: you can pre-order Mario Party 10 for Wii U for just $49.99 instead of its regular price of $64.99. It’s set to be released on December 31st 2014 and since Amazon ships most orders over $25 for free, your order will also qualify for absolutely free shipping.

When I bought my Wii U last year, the first game that I bought with it was Super Mario 3D World and boy, have I had fun with it! In fact, my hubby and I still aren’t completely done with the game as although we beat the big boss Bowser, it turns out that there are more levels that are actually quite challenging and there is even a special character you can unlock. I fully expect Mario Party 10 to be just as fun, though it’s not in the same game style as the 3D world one. Speaking of which, Amazon also currently has Super Mario 3D World on sale for $49.94 (reg. $59.99).

Mario Party 10 is actually apart of a series of Mario games by the same name, which all originated with the initial Mario Party that was released for Nintendo 64 in 1998. Since then, it has been playable on the GameCube, the Wii and now the Wii U. It’s the kind of game that you can play with friends as up to 4 players compete against one another in a series of challenges and activities. In the previous instalment of Mario Party (the 9th one), for instance, players had to bounce around on a clouds and collect the most amount of coins. I’m sure that this next instalment will feature the a very similar game play, with the added bonus of better graphics with the Wii U and the ability to use the GamePad on top of the regular Nintendo Wii remote plus.

This is definitely a must-have deal for any Mario fan or Wii U owner in general, especially those of you with kids. This game may also be played alone against computerized players. It would definitely be even better if there was a possibility to play online versus friends but perhaps one day, it will be a possibility!

We would love to hear from you! Have you played the previous Mario Party games? What did you think?

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August 18

Amazon Canada: Brother Easy Handheld Labeller Only $16

Posted by on August 18, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Amazon Canada: Brother Easy Handheld Labeller Only $16

Get organized this fall with a Brother Easy handheld label maker, which is now only $15.99 at Amazon with a regular price of $39.99.

I wish they had this deal on last week when I spent $25 on a very similar label maker. This deal is going fast, so don’t wait or it might sell out before you know it. I love label makers! So far I’ve used mine to label all the drawers in the craft centre I created for my kids in the basement. My next job is to label all of the bins I have stored in the basement full of seasonal goods and clothing that is being passed down to my younger kids, plus clothing that I’m hoping to grow into myself (by losing weight). I am also excited to use it to label all of the camping bins we are putting together for a camping trip next week so that next year, everything is ready to go. Eventually, I’ll use it to label all of the crates in the garage full of tools, sports equipment and more. Once I have all of our back to school stuff put together, I can label it with the kid’s names so it doesn’t get lost or mixed up with their brother’s stuff.

This seems like a basic label maker, with pretty much everything you’d need to label your stuff. It allows you to do special keys, save up to nine labels for using over and over again and you can also pre-design labels.

There are only two reviews and one reviewer said it uses up batteries too fast, but if you use rechargeable batteries, this shouldn’t be a problem. Also, shut off the machine when not in use. I can’t imagine it would drain the batteries that fast creating one label.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so you might want to see what other deals they have on this week and combine it with this order to get the most out of your money.

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August 17

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Rotor Slicer/Shredder Attachment Now $39.95

Posted by on August 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Rotor Slicer/Shredder Attachment Now $39.95

Amazon Canada has not had this deal for well over a year, thus I am excited to be blogging about it again. Pick up the KitchenAid RVSA Rotor Slicer/Shredder Attachment for Stand Mixers for only $39.95, originally $99.99.

Edit: As per our lovely Moosers’ comments; there is a $20 rebate from KitchenAid on this attachment from August 15 – September 26. In the end you would be paying around $20 after rebate!

I conducted a little price comparing. Sears.ca has the Rotor slicer/shredder attachment on sale for $89.99, Hudson’s Bay Canada has the rotor for $99.99, London Drugs has the rotor on sale for $84.99, and only Future Shop Canada matches Amazon’s price at $39.95. Therefore, if Amazon’s price changes suddenly, you can buy it at Future Shop instead. Given that anywhere else you are paying at least double the price for the attachment (except for Future Shop), I figured this is an awesome deal.

The rotor slicer/shredder attachment comes with four blades and the housing, which fits on your stand mixer. It also has a metal core with which you attach the blades. My husband still has not figured out how to mount the shredder properly, but it really isn’t rocket science. I use the fine shredder blade the most on cheese for pizza. I do highly recommend using firm cheeses. Moisture content matters when it comes to the quality of your shredding.

I have tried slicing cucumbers and a few other vegetables. For me, the shredder is far better than fishing out the food processor when you only need a small amount of shredding or slicing done. I originally found the blades hard to detach, but the trick is to wrap a dishtowel around your hand, stick your hand in (make a fist in the dishtowel), and then rotate backwards. Of course, you want to make sure the stand mixer is unplugged. It works every time.

My main pet peeve, like other reviewers, is the stuff that is trapped between the housing and the blade. However, like one reviewer pointed out:

Some food did get stuck between the hopper and the blade, but, to be fair, I have also had this problem with other food processors.

That is fair. I have watched my husband use the food processor and he hardly fairs any better.

While I would not pay full price for this attachment, I certainly think it is worth the $39.50 that Amazon and Future Shop are asking, especially after the $20 rebate. It is used often in my household.

Don’t have a stand mixer? Amazon Canada has this KitchenAid KSM75SL Classic Stand Mixer on sale for $199.99, down from $399.99!

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

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August 16

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

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

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

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

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

A quick blurb about the game:

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

Reviews!

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

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

Looks like a great fun game!

Shipping!

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

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

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August 16

Amazon Canada: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker Only $140

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker Only $140

Amazon has a fantastic deal on right now if you love your pizza. Get the Breville Crispy Crust pizza maker, now on for $139.99 with a regular price of $199.99.

My family loves their pizza. Even my pickiest son will eat pizza, although it can only be cheese. My husband is a pizza aficionado, although he does like to keep it simple. I love pizza; seriously, what’s not to love? However, I love gourmet and unusual ingredients. I am the one who adores anchovies and big chunks of garlic and crushed tomatoes and whatever you can throw on a pizza. This crispy crust pizza maker would make a fantastic gift for the family.

What it does

When you go to a restaurant that has brick oven baked pizza, you definitely see the difference from your regular pizza joint’s pizza. The crust is perfect and that really, truly makes a pizza. Well, Breville says you can get the same effect using this machine and you can do it at home. It doesn’t matter if your crust is thick, thin, gluten-free or made of cauliflower (well I’m not sure about that one), your pizza will bake quickly and crispily. There is even a viewing window, so your kids can fawn over how yummy the pizza is starting to look.

Who wants it

Like I said, you could get this as a Christmas gift for the family and store it in your closet. You’d be thankful four months from now when you’ve got most of your shopping done and don’t have to pay the full price. I think it would also make a great gift for a kid heading off to school, as it is just a plug-in appliance. If they are heading off to residence, they could share it with their friends in the common area and instantly make a boatload of friends, simply because they make the best pizza in the dorm.

Price comparisons

Lots of places sell the Breville Crispy Crust pizza maker like Sears, who sells it for $199.99, Williams Sonoma sells it for $222.59 and Shop.ca has it on sale for $159.99, but Amazon beats them all.

Reviews

All of the reviews on Amazon are positive and for your money spent on this, that’s what you want to hear!

Had my first pizza today from this oven and it was delicious. After an initial heating period it cranks out a pizza every 4 minutes and it does an incredible job on thin crust, home made pizza. I have used a turntable pizza oven before and was happy with the results but could not get the temperature to stay longer on high but this oven is far better as it hits 600 degrees.

Shipping

Of course, your item will ship free, as Amazon gives you free shipping on orders over $25.

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August 15

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Only $239

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Only $239

Amazon has dropped the price on their KitchenAid Artisan five quart stand mixer. Some colours are only $289.99 and the other colours have varying prices, but are also discounted. On top of this, KitchenAid has a mail-in rebate promotion going on for a number of their appliances, but on this particular model you’ll get $50 back, making the price only $239, which is quite sweet!

I’ve been really wanting one of these stand mixers for my loves-to-bake husband. On a whim, he’ll whip up a batch of cookies, muffins, cupcakes, a cake, or whatever and while I love him for it, my thighs don’t like him as much. Either way, I’d love to reward his love of baking and get him something he’ll really appreciate. This might be perfect gift to save for him for Christmas as well. While everything I bake turns to dough, I wonder if this appliance would help me be better at baking. I even made a boxed cake mix where you only add water and it didn’t turn out. How does this happen? I think I may have over-whipped it and a stand mixer would take this step right out of my hands.

While both the black and the white are ultra-slick and at the $289 price point, I really love that you can accent your kitchen with a kitchen appliance like this. I have the Artisan food processor in red, and it looks amazing on my counter, so it would be nice to match them up. The red is also $289 and so is the very hot metallic chrome. Decisions, decisions!

Depending on the colour you want, this item may sell out fast, so don’t hum and haw over this and come back tonight hoping to get the colour you want. For example, the watermelon, while the most expensive at $403.56 only has six left in stock.

Amazon will ship this item to you for free as well. I’m not sure when this deal will end, but the mail in rebate deal ends in September, so you have quite a bit of time to get your forms in.

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August 14

Amazon Canada: $70 Off Star Wars The Complete Saga Episodes I-VI Blu-Ray Box Set

Posted by on August 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $70 Off Star Wars The Complete Saga Episodes I VI Blu Ray Box SetMay the force be with you as you take advantage of an awesome deal on a Star Wars box set. For a limited time, you can save $70 on the Star Wars: The Complete Saga (episodes I-VI) box set in Blu-ray and get it for just $89.99 (reg. $159.99). It comes up to 44% off the original price.

Even better is that this is a Blu-Ray version. Even though technology has widely moved onto Blu-Ray, DVDs are usually the ones being discounted, so it’s nice to see a deal on one of the most popular franchises in the world. When it comes to DVDs or Blu-Rays, I definitely only ever choose Blu-Rays, especially for high action and popular movies.

With a total of nine discs, six of the discs in this box set are:

  • Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
  • Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
  • Episode 4: A New Hope
  • Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

The other three discs features extra and deleted scenes:

  • Star War Archives: episodes 1-3
  • Star Wars Archies: episode 4-6
  • The Star Wars Documentaries

This Blu-Ray had actually been very much anticipated, and has over 150 reviews with a total consensus of 4.4 stars out of 5. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

Star Wars on Blu-ray…it took a lot less time than Star Wars on DVD! And in special features and deleted scenes alone, it was well worth the wait. You can’t do a box set like this without the bonus of unseen footage. The good news is, The Complete Saga is loaded with unseen special features and deleted scenes. In fact, the Tosche Station scene is worth the purchase alone. It’s that great.

I have to admit that even though I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, I can certainly appreciate a good deal when I see one. However, Star Wars fans should keep in mind the following review:

The original trilogy (without any 1997 added special effects, that is) isn’t there (that was to be expected), but also, the special features of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 (the documentaries, interviews, trailers, etc.) isn’t here anymore. Episodes 1, 2 and 3′s second discs are nowhere to be found either.

Plus, since Amazon typically ships orders over $25 for free, you’re also sure not to pay any added shipping fees.

(Image Credit: Andrew.T@NN)

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August 12

Fuji Instax 210 Instant Camera $59.99 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Fuji Instax 210 Instant Camera $59.99 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

You probably have to be quick if you want to take advantage of this offer on Amazon.ca, it could sell out at any time. They are selling the Fuji Instax 210 Instant Camera at a $40 discount, now only $59.99 with free super saver shipping!

The original price of this camera was $99.99, it’s now $59.99 – that’s a great price.

You may think that from the photo above, it’s a pretty weird looking camera. Well, that’s what I thought! I actually thought it was a digital camera at first… but nope, it’s an instant!

Here’s a quick note about the Fuji camera:

With its automatically-adjusting flash, high-resolution retracting lens and a big, clear viewfinder, the Fujifilm Instax 210 captures and delivers vivid, high-quality prints in an instant. The compatible Instax Instant Color Film is professional grade and provides superior performance.

Obviously over the long-term, the film for this camera is going to be quite an expense… but if you really would like the “novelty” of taking a photo and seeing it printed out instantly, then it’s worth it for this price.

Price comparison wise, this is a superb price on Amazon. Most other Canadian online sites are offering this camera for around $100. I did find it for a similar price at MemoryExpress but shipping was a further $9, or more depending on where you live. As Amazon has free shipping, it’s the superior deal.

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August 10

Amazon Canada: $15 Off PS4 DualShock 4 Controller – Now $50 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $15 Off PS4 DualShock 4 Controller   Now $50 (EXPIRED)Need an extra PS4 remote? Amazon has the DualShock 4 controller on sale for just $49.99 (reg. $64.99).

It seems that when you need or want something, there are never any deals around, but as soon as you buy it at full price is when the discounts begin pouring in! Since I only recently bought the PlayStation 4, I also bought an extra remote at Costco, but since there were no deals to be had at that moment and hubby and I were excited to play the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game together, we bought it at its full price of $59.99. Speaking of which, it’s always at that price at Costco, but it’s currently sold out online. The Source has this remote for $64.99, while Future Shop and Best Buy have it for $65.89.

Amazon’s price reduction is definitely the best one all around and I doubt it will go down any lower than that any time soon. Even if you don’t have a PS4 yet, if are planning on buying one soon, then it might be a good idea to take advantage of this deal, especially since you won’t have to worry about any pesky shipping fees as Amazon ships orders over $25 for free.

Filled with AR Bots, which come to life in the PlayRoom, the PS4 remote differs greatly from its PS3 ancestor. On top of being easier and more comfortable to hold, it also features a built-in speaker in an effort to enhance video game-play. In fact, my hubby was playing InFamous: Second Son the other day with hardly any volume on the TV because our baby was sleeping in the same room, when all of a sudden, the remote emitted a loud swooshing noise. Luckily, it didn’t wake up the little one, but it’s still a neat feature to have — assuming there are no sleeping children in the same room!

In fact, the PS4 remote has been extremely well-received by the gaming community, with countless positive reviews like this one:

I received my DualShock 4 and immediately plugged it into my ps3 and my pc. It just feels great to use and makes me feel like Sony really did listen to fans when it comes to the new PlayStation.

Unfortunately the touch pad is just that: a touch pad, but it’s still a neat feature to have as you can use it to swipe and trigger specific features, depending on the game you’re playing. In the case of the AR Bots, you can use the touch pad to control them as you can see in Ali-A Youtube video, but keep in mind that the PlayStation 4 Eye Camera is needed for this and it’s sold separately.

Have you bought the PlayStation 4 yet? What do you think of the new remote?

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August 8

Amazon Canada: 75% Off Emmy-Nominated Shows

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: 75% Off Emmy Nominated Shows

With summer soon coming to a close, you may wonder what you’ll be watching in the fall. I’m not a traditional TV watcher. I like to find shows that are known to be good and then watch a whole season in a week. If you are like me, you might want to check out this sale from Amazon, offering up to 73% off Emmy-nominated shows.

Nurse Jackie is a show I have watched and loved. It is about a drug-addicted nurse who manages to mostly keep it together despite challenge after challenge. It sounds dark, but it is actually quite funny. All of the seasons are represented in this sale starting from season 1 for $9.97 (regularly $26.99) up to season 5, which is $9.49 (was $29.97). It looks like a new season will be starting in 2015. I need to get caught up!

Mad Men is a show that I’ve heard about repeatedly, but have yet to watch. I can start with season 1 during this Amazon sale for only $9.88, with a regular price of $26.99. For those who may have already watched the show, you might want to get season 6 for your collection, and it is now only $12.49, was $46.99. What a steal!

Have you delved into the world of Girls yet? This is a phenomenal show that will have you laughing, crying and shouting at the TV. While I love Hannah, who is played by the incredibly talented Lena Dunham, I cannot stand two of the other main characters. I love Shoshanna and her quirky ways, but the other two are just way too spoiled for my liking on my television. Either way, it makes a great mix to watch on a Saturday night with all your girlfriends, especially because of some of the eye candy in the way of men. This show is a sort of Sex and the City of this decade. Season one will only cost you $18.49, with a regular price of $49.98.

As always, shipping will be free on a $25 order, so you might want to stock up on a few shows or a few seasons and save on that annoying fee.

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