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December 22

Amazon Canada: Ocean Wonders Aquarium Was $50 | Now $30

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Amazon Canada: Ocean Wonders Aquarium Was $50 | Now $30

Looking for the perfect shower gift for an expecting family? The Fisher Price Ocean Wonders aquarium with remote control is now only $29.99 at Amazon, with a regular price of $49.99. I did notice that it was on sale for this price last week, but sold out quickly, so now is your chance to get it again during their Boxing Week sales.

I had an Ocean Wonders aquarium for my babies, although I got mine used at a garage sale and it didn’t really work as well and didn’t have a remote control, which would have been super handy. It is funny to say since my youngest is only four, but there are so many things I wished they’d had when my kids were babies.

What’s really great about this is that you can put your baby in the crib and turn this on and it is not so stimulating that they’ll get overexcited. In fact, my oldest son would watch this until he fell asleep, which made nap time so easy for me. My other two were a little harder than this to get to sleep, but this was a great tool for me to help him get to sleep without my assistance. It was also a good thing to have when you needed to put away laundry or do something where you needed to keep baby in their crib (like sleep), as it kept them happy for a while, and they stayed safe in the crib.

It plays songs, the fish swims, there are bubbles and some lights. You can choose what mode you want to put it on, as I would say, based on if you want them to fall asleep or if you just want to keep them entertained.

I shopped around and found this for $50 or more at all the major stores like Walmart and Toys R Us, so this is really a steal. Shipping will also be free.

Bought our first Fisher Price aquarium crib toy six years ago for our first grand child and continue to do so for each new one that comes along. These aquariums have changed somewhat over the years but baby’s fascination with them stays the same. Great toy.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 22

(PC Game) Watch Dogs Was $60 Now Only $30 @ Amazon.ca!

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 6:16 AM

(PC Game) Watch Dogs Was $60 Now Only $30 @ Amazon.ca!

Oh Amazon… how you tempt me, with all your glorious deals on coveted items! Such as this deal today – they are offering the PC standard edition of the Watch Dogs video game for half price – it’s only $30 with free shipping.

In price comparing, this seems to be an excellent deal from Amazon just now. Watch Dogs for the PC is priced a lot higher elsewhere: $60 @ Best Buy, $60 @ Walmart, $60 @ Future Shop, $55 @ Staples, $60 @ Newegg, $60 @ NCIX, $60 @ London Drugs, $60 @ Dell. So even pre-empting any amazing Boxing Day deals, the current Amazon price might not be beaten.

If you want this game in time for Christmas, there is still a chance you can get it. You could sign up to a free trial of Amazon Prime, and the cut-off date for Christmas deliveries is today!

As for the game itself, it scores a Metascore of 77 on Metacritic, my go-to source for video game rankings. The user score was much lower though, at only 46. It’s not often you see such a disparity between the critics’ score and the users’ score on Metacritic. It is true that when Watch Dogs launched, it was plagued by lots of performance issues, which have supposedly been fixed now. But that could well have had a detrimental effect on the initial scoring. Keep that in mind!

Reviewers on Amazon.ca are few and far between, but there are a lot more reviews and ratings on the dot com to look at. The game only averaged a score of 3/5 there. One comment made sense:

Seems to be rushed into release. Poor performance even on high end pc.

I think we get that with many games these days… there are deadlines set for release, things get rushed at the end and there can be issues based on that. There are quite a few positives too though, such as:

Doesn’t re-invent the genre, but is a blast to play.

Ever since I saw the viral video which was released to promote Watch Dogs, I was interested in playing it too. In this viral marketing stunt, they were offering an app to change people’s lives… Here’s the video I mean:

Enjoy!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 21

Another 10 Free eBooks Today Only @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

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

Another 10 Free eBooks Today Only @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Yesterday, I blogged about 10 free eBooks from Amazon Canada. I hope that many of you got to enjoy that offer, but if not – there are another 10 free eBooks available through Amazon.ca again today! These books are designed for a Kindle but you can download the Kindle app to your computer and read the eBooks straight from there. You can get these eBooks for free just by adding them to your cart to download them. Make sure the eBook still shows up as $0.00 when you add it to your shopping cart as Amazon.ca can end this offer abruptly at any time.

The 10 free Amazon Canada eBooks include:

  1. Guide for Busy Women: Speed Cleaning and Decluttering Your Home in Less Than 1 Hour
    Perfect. This eBook should be excellent for us busy women. Sometimes we might need a hand getting a daily routine down pat. This eBook contains both quick lists and long lists to incorporate into your weekly chores and a speed cleaning routine as well. I added this one to my cart.
  2. Ketogenic Diet Plan: Proven Guide for Weight Loss Using Ketogenic Diet Plan
    By eating healthier, you can feel so much better! You might actually be amazed. Look at this Ketogenic Diet Plan eBook and discover why this diet works and how it can help with your weight loss. Why not, it is free.
  3. Marathon Training: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide For Running a Half Marathon in Only 3 Months
    If your New Year’s resolutions involve being more active,  you might be interested in this Marathon Training eBook. This eBook includes all of the training requirements for marathons as well as half marathons as well as the major exercises required.
  4. The Latest Survival Manual: Save Yourself From Financial Failure
    Many of you Moosers will be interested in this eBook, since saving money is what we are all about. This eBook will help you to reduce and eliminate deb as well as learn how to earn more money.
  5. Potty Training In a Weekend: Ultimate Potty Training Guide to Stress Free Results in a Weekend
    Potty training can be stressful. Why not take a quick look at this Potty Training In A Weekend eBook and see how easy it can be. This eBook even tells you the most common mistakes that should be avoided.
  6. Grow Fruit Indoors: Amazing Gardening Guide to Grow Your Desires Exotic Fruits in Your House
    I have many Italians in my family who would love to grow tomatoes and other fruit indoors. This eBook will show you how it is done.
  7. Alone in the Wild: Must Know Strategies for Wilderness Survival
    This eBook holds many secrets on wilderness survival. Flip through the 47 pages on your Kindle or on your computer and discover all of the information you will need for Wilderness Survival Essentials.
  8. Puppy Training: Puppy Training Guide on How to Train Your Puppy The Right Way
    If you purchased a puppy over the Christmas holidays, then there is no greater time to download a book all about puppy training. It really is not as easy as it looks! This eBook will help you cover many obstacles you will encounter like housebreaking, basic obedience, biting, and consistency.
  9. Body Language: The Ultimate Body Language Guide. Learn to Read and Talk Body Language
    This Kindle eBook is great if you are looking at learning how to read body language as well as improve your own body language. Body language is a key aspect to many of our day-to-day situations like interviews, dates and so much more.
  10. Brain Training: The Ultimate Brain Training Strategies For Memory Improvement, Concentration, Mental Clarity, Neuroplasticity and Mind Power
    This eBook will cover the basics of brain training and strategies to improve your memory, concentration, critical thinking and reasoning skills. There are also strategies to increase the speed at which your brain works.

These books were previously $2.88 – $4.00 so getting them for free is awesome. You also don’t have to worry about any shipping and handling fees since they are downloadable eBooks. So after you download and read all of these books for absolutely free, there should be no reason why you can’t survive alone in the wilderness without running out of money while potty training your child.

(Expiry: 21st December 2014)

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December 21

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for Xbox One Was $75 | Now $39.99 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for Xbox One Was $75 | Now $39.99 @ Amazon.ca

Some of you Moosers might have an Xbox One sitting under your Christmas tree from Santa, and in that case you won’t want to pass this deal by. The Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack for Xbox One (Standard Edition) is only $39.99 right now, which is marvelous considering it was previously $75.

With this Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack from Amazon Canada, you and your kids will be able to use the Marvel figures to activate play sets in the virtual game. You can take on the role of the Marvel characters in this starter set which include Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow. There are more than 20 Marvel characters available to purchase and add on to the fun as well. You can purchase these alternative characters to play as Captain America, Hulk, and so many more. This game should be fun for the whole household. Choose to create your own stores or even recreate your favourite comic book stories.

This Disney Infinity Marvel Starter pack also includes: Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Edition Video Game, Disney Infinity Base, Two Toy Box game discs, Marvel’s The Avengers play set piece, a Web Code card. This game is rated E for everyone, just make note that there is awesome cartoon violence like smashing trees and throwing cars.

If you have other gaming systems, this Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack is available at a discount for other consoles as well:

To ensure you get the best deal, I put together a little price comparison.

This Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack will also include the shipping cost from Amazon.ca. If you order now, Amazon Canada also states that your item will arrive before Christmas.

Reviewers on Amazon.ca seemed to love this one, one review states:

My boys can’t get enough of this game. They love superheroes and Infinity 2.0 is way better structured than the first one with helping guide them to missions. Since they are only 4 and 7 years old the concept of spending skill points needed to be explained but all in all a great game.

Which character will you choose to be, The Hulk crashing down trees and throwing cars – or Captain America to save the world?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 20

10 Free eBooks Today Only @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

10 Free eBooks Today Only @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Winter has arrived abruptly, and with colder weather we usually stay inside more. Why not cuddle up in front of the fireplace (or fire channel on TV) with an eBook? Amazon.ca has 10 free eBooks available today. Although these books are designed for a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app to your computer and read it straight from there. To get these eBooks for free, just add them to your cart and download them. Just make sure they show up as $0.00 before confirming, sometimes Amazon can be tricky like that.

The first of the 10 Amazon Canada free eBooks available might be perfect for some of you gentlemen out there. How To Get A Girlfriend: The 9 Day Program That Will Change Your Life was $3.28 previously, but is now free. This eBook might just help you discover how to get a girlfriend. It will help you naturally attract women just be realizing you are an established man. It will also help you with approaching women and overcoming fears, because we all know how scary it might be to approach us women. 10 Free eBooks Today Only @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Not interested in getting a girlfriend? Perhaps you are more interested in some survival skills then. The Preppers Survival: 48 Survival Tacts That Will Save Your Life was $3.34 and is now free. If you didn’t use the last book to get yourself a girlfriend, then you might need this eBook to help you survive without one. In all seriousness though, it would be great to know how to prepare for an emergency quickly when you need fire, shelter, food, water and more necessities. This is an excellent read, especially being free.

Over the Holiday season you will probably find yourself saying: “Wow that would be an excellent picture!” So why not read Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide For Fast Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure and learn all about how to take an excellent photo. This eBook was $3.46 but today you can acquire it for free. This book is great for beginner photographers and if you want to learn some new techniques.

If you purchase a puppy for your family this Christmas, you will want to indulge yourself in the eBook Dog Training Mistakes: 25 Destructive Dog Training Mistakes That Are Fatal For The Behaviour Of Your Dog. This particular eBook was $3.46 and is now free. This book really will be priceless though, especially because most mistakes you make when training your dog are unconscious mistakes.

Some of us will have a new year’s resolution to lose weight, or possibly eat healthier. Get a head start with this free eBook from Amazon Canada! Ketogenic Diet Plan: Supreme Guide to Losing Weight Following a Simple Ketogenic Diet was $3.46 but today it will cost you absolutely nothing. This eBook will teach you about ketogenic diets and what you should eat.

Does your hubby like projects around the house? The eBook DIY Projects: 22 Surprisingly Useful DIY Projects for Your Home and Everyday Life is all about everyday life hacks like do it yourself dryer sheets, watering cans and so much more. This book was $3.46 and is now free.

I have a toddler in my household that we have just started potty training, and for the life of me I could not find a free potty training information book. Today though, Amazon.ca has the eBook Potty Training in 3 Days: The Incredible Potty Training Guide to De-Stress Results in Just 3 Days for free. This 30 page book might just make your life easier during this essential learning curve. It is odd that the child on the cover of the book is using the toilet with his pants on and done up though…

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Master Evernote in 3 Days is also free today from Amazon.ca. This eBook will help you overcome any confusion with learning Evernote. Make your virtual filing cabinet a little easier!

I have never personally found myself alone in the wild, but you might want to download this free eBook just in case you do. If you find yourself alone in the wilderness, just crack open Alone in the Wild: The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Survival (which is free today) and all of your issues will be solved within the 35 pages.

Last but not least, the tenth free eBook from Amazon.ca today is Survival Pantry: Advanced Guide to Food and Water Storage, Canning and Preserving. While this book was regularly $2.91, you can get it for free today only from Amazon.ca. Within the 34 pages of this book you should be able to learn all about preparing and using a survival pantry.

After reading all of these Amazon.ca eBooks, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to survive in the wilderness while potty training your child and training your dog!

(Expiry: 20th December 2014)

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December 20

*BUMP* Amazon Canada: Wii U Deluxe Bundle + Free $40 Amazon GC Only $300

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

*BUMP* Amazon Canada: Wii U Deluxe Bundle + Free $40 Amazon GC Only $300

If you want to buy a Nintendo WiiU, now is the time to pull the plug. Amazon has the Wii U Deluxe Bundle on for only $299 and you’ll get a free $40 Amazon gift card along with it.

The deluxe Wii U bundle includes:

  • Wii U console
  • Super Mario 3D world game
  • Nintendo land game
  • $40 Amazon gift card

You need to add both the deluxe bundle and the gift card to your cart and you’ll still pay only $299.99. This is a really great deal considering just the deluxe set is $299.99 at Best Buy and Walmart, but neither include a free gift. You are basically getting the gift card for free. You can spend it on whatever you like (more games), or give it as a gift. Both will ship to you for free.

I have the Nintendo Wii U and I’m very glad we chose it over Xbox as it has lots of good games for kids and families. My kids play it regularly and their absolute favourite game is Mario 3D world. We actually spend the $70 or so on the game itself after we bought our console, so to get it included is very nice.

We also have Nintendo Land, but the kids haven’t shown as much interest in playing it. I believe we also bought this game at full price because the kids wanted it.

Reviewers feel the same as I do:

Its so awesome! Loving the Wii U much more then other systems.

Love this game system! The shipping came right on time, without any damage.
Thank you so much!

The gift card comes in a little package of which you can choose the style, whether it be Christmas or birthday, so it makes it already pre-packaged and ready to give as a gift.

Like any Amazon deal, this could go quickly, so let me know if you see it is no longer available!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 19

Amazon Canada: The Flintstones Complete Series Only $41 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Amazon Canada: The Flintstones Complete Series Only $41 (EXPIRED)

The Flintstones: The Complete Series is on sale for just $40.99 with free shipping right now, down from the retail price of $120 at Amazon Canada.

Here is a price-comparing composite to show you what other retailers are selling The Flintstones Collection for:

  • $84 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $74.99 @ HMV Canada (in-store only)

Future Shop and Best Buy do not sell the collection; rather they have individual seasons for $39.99. Walmart also has individual seasons for $39.46. I checked out the individual seasons on Amazon – and most of them are on sale for just $14.99 each. However, this collection is still a far better deal as there are six seasons. If you paid the individual price per season, it would cost you $89.94 in total.

This box set is all kinds of awesome. You get 24 disks of fantastic and memorable cartoons. While The Flintstones is a classic cartoon that ran before my time, I have watched a ton of reruns on Teletoon Retro. It is one of my favourite older cartoons to watch, along with Scooby-Doo and The Jetsons. I especially like when they have kids and Fred is always loosing Pebble. That time he took her to a boxing match was just priceless.

I did a little research and you get 166 episodes with all six seasons. That is an incredible amount of cartoon watching time for just $41. Reviewers are very happy with the box set and leave pleased comments like this one:

Absolutely great product! My only complaint (and it’s very minor) is that it is very hard to pull the CD’s from their covers and the last thing that I want to do is rip the booklet that they came it. The overall quality of the CD’s are fabulous; clear and crisp on the TV. I would definitely buy this again!

Another benefit to getting the box set over individual seasons (besides price) is the cool box that the collection comes in. At first, I thought it was a Flintstone-esque transistor radio, but I actually think it is a stone-age television after getting a better look at it. What do you think?

Either was this is a fantastic series at a great price. You will not find this cheaper anywhere else. As the box set costs over $25, you will receive free shipping. Amazon Canada is still saying it will “Arrive before Christmas” if you order now.

(Expiry: unknown)

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December 19

Borderlands: Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360 | PS3) Only $30 @ Amazon.ca!

Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Borderlands: Pre Sequel (Xbox 360 | PS3) Only $30 @ Amazon.ca!

Borderlands Fan? Right now Amazon.ca has the Borderlands: The Pre Sequel for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for only $30. The PC version is priced at $39.99 which is still $20 lower than everywhere else. Not only is this 50% off of their regular price, but it is also $10 less than the previous lowest price we blogged. Amazon also ships your purchase for free if it is over $25, so you will get that too.

This may be your only chance to feel the moon’s low gravity without actually going to the moon. In every jump and stomp of this Borderlands: The Pre Sequel you will feel like you are walking on the moon. This pre-sequel is set to take place between the previous Borderlands and Borderlands 2 games. During this game, you will witness how the villain Handsome Jack transforms into the power hungry enemy that we know him as in Borderlands 2.

There are two new features as well as four playable characters in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. The two new features include laser guns as well as items that have a certain cryogenic element to them. When an item is cryogenic, it can be used to either freeze or slow down your enemies.

The four new playable characters will keep the game interesting for you. Choose to be Athena the Gladiator, Claptrap the goofy robot, Nisha the Lawbringer, or Wilhelm the Enforcer. The possibilities are endless! You will probably remember these four characters as being bosses you battled in the previous Borderlands games.

Just to ensure that you are getting the absolute lowest price, I did a little price comparison at some other Canadian retailers who have this game:

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel is $59.96 @ Walmart.ca
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel is $54.99 @ Coscto.ca
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel is $59.99 @ FutureShop.ca

If you are a fan of first person shooters, then I would give this game a shot. No pun intended! Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was first launched on the 14th of October, 2014. The last time we blogged about this game title was just two days ago when it was $39.99 and I was amazed at the price then. So far, I have liked Borderlands and Borderlands 2 when I have played them.

If you purchase this game now, Amazon Canada states that it will arrive before Christmas. This would be a great gift if you have a teenage son or gaming hubby. Keep in mind that this game is rated M for Mature.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 18

Amazon Canada: 50% Off Frozen Toys *HOT*

Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Amazon Canada: 50% Off Frozen Toys *HOT*

Amazon Canada has discounted several different Frozen themed toys at 50% off the original price.

This is a great sale and the prices are incredibly hot.

This Disney Frozen Magiclip Small Doll Anna Giftset was $43.18 and is now $22.99. Most the small doll gift sets seem to retail around $45 to $49 at other retailers, so this is a fantastic deal.

While I blogged about this Disney Frozen Sparkle Anna of Arendelle Doll before, it has now taken another price dive down to just $12.49. Even on rollback at Walmart, the dolls are $14.94 so Amazon’s deal is certainly better.

This incredibly beautiful Disney Frozen Swirling Snow Sleigh is now $14.49, down from $34.99. The toy is actually 59% off, which is higher than all the others are. This toy will fit the mini dolls that you get with the small doll gift sets. The sleigh itself includes one Anna doll.

Missing out on an Olaf doll? This Disney Frozen Olaf Doll is now $9.99, originally $19.99. It is a great little toy to add to your gift with the dolls.

This Disney Frozen Ice Skating Anna is just $17.40, down from $34.99 at Amazon right now. Toys R Us has the same doll for just $37.97 and Walmart Canada has the same toy for just $34.99.

We blogged about the Disney Frozen MagiClip Flip ‘N Switch Castle and Anna Doll a little bit ago but it has gone through another price drop to just $12.49, from $24.99 retail.

Last but not least, this Disney Frozen Colour Change Anna Fashion Doll is just $14.99, originally $29.99. The doll costs $26.94 at Walmart Canada so this price is really to die for right now.

Unfortunately, most of these items are all Anna themed – so rather limited for anyone who is more of an Elsa fan. I do like the deal on Olaf though as it is a bit different from everything else.

All of these are incredible deals on Frozen toys. I know it is very late to be ordering toys for Christmas, but with an Amazon Prime membership, “you can shop until Dec.22 and enjoy unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping” so you will get your toys in time for the holidays. I have detailed before how you can get a free Student Prime or Family Prime trial.

Without an Amazon Prime membership, receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 18

(Save 60%) Schleich Big Knight’s Castle Was $168 now $67 @ Amazon.ca!

Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 8:59 AM

(Save 60%) Schleich Big Knights Castle Was $168 now $67 @ Amazon.ca!

It is time to pillage and raid! Schleich Big Knight’s Castle is on sale @ Amazon.ca – it was $167.99 and is now only $67.20. You will save 60% after you grab this castle from Amazon. This item also qualifies for free shipping.

There are rumors brewing of an enemy attack. I have heard there are knights, ninjas and pirates lined up outside the city gates, and they look like they are ready to fight. The king has taken his council in to his chambers and soon the battle will begin. This is an awesome deal if you have a kid who loves pretend play. Most little faces (and enthusiastic adults also!) would light up seeing an amazing castle of this size and detail.

This big model includes many details that many other play sets do not have.  Make sure you save floor space for this set. This set is humongous at 140 x 56.5 x 55 cm. Some of the great features include:

  • A trap door and secret passage to the dungeon
  • 2 figures included- Dragon Knight and Griffin Knight with shields
  • Moving gate with realistic sound
  • Individual castle pieces are able to mix and match to create several different looking castles
  • Detailed rock work and building

On Amazon.ca this castle is rated as #8 in Toys & Games > Action & Toy Figures > Figures. This set has high reviews and users seem to love it. One user was skeptical of the age range for this set until the box came.

“My six-year-old daughter is going through a “fairy-tale castle” stage. I was initially taken aback that such an elaborate and expensive set would be recommended for ages thirty-six months to fifteen years. We were very impressed. This castle, though plastic, is exceptionally detailed with an amazing weathered look to the “stone”. This is, without a doubt, the best quality playset I have ever seen.” 

Buyers are reporting that the set is a little intimidating at first. The set has many pieces that are wrapped individually for shipping. Once the pieces are opened, the set assembles easily in 20 to 30 minutes. You may want to have a couple extra hands on deck to help you unwrap and put together this detailed monster if you want to have it ready to play quickly.

You will pay a lot more for this set elsewhere and all the price points seem to match. From around the web here are a few other places you could buy.

  • $150 @ LearningToys.ca
  • $160 @ Master Mind Toys
  • $160 @ Treasure Island Toys
  • $165 @ Toy Jungle

Most of the biggest retailers are not carrying this item, perhaps because of the size and detail. I would say this is a great buy. Schleich is known for detailed toys and there are many knights, dragons, horses and other pieces you can purchase to add on to this set. This set is a steal right now.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 17

Amazon Canada: Uno Moo Preschool Game Only Was $25 | Now $12.49 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Amazon Canada: Uno Moo Preschool Game Only Was $25 | Now $12.49 (EXPIRED)

Amazon has a truck-load of board games on sale right now and I don’t know about you, but board games are always on my to-buy list for my kids and for other family members. Uno Moo is now on for only $12.49, with a regular price of $24.99, which is 50% off.

Every year my in-laws and our family give each other a family board game to enjoy as a Christmas gift. With seven kids between the two families, neither of us can afford to buy each kid a gift, but we find it is always nice to get each other something that the whole family can enjoy. Both families enjoy board games and my family often has family board game night, so this really is a perfect gift. I also like it because they will sometimes get us games we hadn’t heard of that their family loves and our family ends up loving it too.

While Uno Moo is a preschool game and neither of our families has preschool children any longer, I still wanted to blog it for all you Moosers with young children. I have had this game for years and it is definitely a winner. My kids still play it on a regular basis and it is easy enough for them to play without parental supervision. It is a cute way of learning colours, animals and patterns, plus the basics of playing a game and taking turns. Kids as young as two can play this game, and maybe even some sharp one-year-olds.

I also really like that this game is transportable and easy to take wherever you go.

Walmart sells this game for $19.97 and while I couldn’t find it on Toys R Us’s website, I know they have it in-store at regular price.

Since shipping is free on a $25 purchase, you might as well check out the other hot games deals going on. The Catan Expansion kits are also on sale for only $26.99, with a regular price of $47.04 for the Cities and Knights and $15.99 with a regular price of $22.40 for the regular extension.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 16

Amazon Canada: The Walking Dead Was $160 | Now $50 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 16, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Amazon Canada: The Walking Dead Was $160 | Now $50 (EXPIRED)

I know so many The Walking Dead fans and it has gotten me intrigued to watch the series myself. This deal is killer and a good time for any fan or person considering becoming a fan to get the series. Get seasons 1 – 3 on blu-ray, plus a t-shirt for only $49.99, with a regular price of $159.99. Also, get the season 4 collector’s edition for only $54.99, with a regular price of $149.99.

The first thing I do before writing a deal for the Moosers is to price compare. A deal is not a deal if other stores have it for the same price or cheaper, even if the inflated regular price says it is hot. But, in this case, Amazon has the cheapest prices.

Consider that Walmart is selling seasons 1-3 with the included t-shirt for $99.99. Future Shop is sold out of those seasons at the $79.99 price point and so is Best Buy.

As for season 4, Future Shop sells it for $89.99 and that’s the only place I could find it. So while Amazon’s regular prices are a bit over the top, they still are by far the best deal on such a hot series.

In fact, just so you know how hot both sets are, the first set is a #1 bestseller in science fiction and fantasy and in shows that start with W, but that’s a bit trivial. It also has fantastic reviews like these ones:

Awesome show!

Lightning quick delivery! Ordered this for my brother’s b-day and he was thoroughly excited about this series so thank you again!

I’m going to vouch for Amazon’s quick delivery. I ordered something on Saturday and got it today, so if you are worried about not getting this before Christmas, I think you will.

Considering that the sets are sold out at Best Buy and Future Shop at a higher price, I’m going to hazard a guess that they will sell out quickly at Amazon as well. They are a lightning deal, so you only have about 13 more hours to shop as well.

Shipping will be free on either set.

(Expiry: 16th December 2014)

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December 15

Amazon Canada: Lionel Polar Express G Gauge Train Was $150 | Now $75 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Amazon Canada: Lionel Polar Express G Gauge Train Was $150 | Now $75 (EXPIRED)

Do you have a model train lover in your family? I do! This Lionel Polar Express G gauge train set is a fantastic deal at Amazon today and it is going to sell out quickly. Now only $74.99, it has a regular price of $149.95.

You don’t need to be a collector to enjoy this train set. Kids love the Polar Express, which I think is a classic, making this train set a classic Christmas set. You could place it around the tree to add something whimsical and fun that you’ll be thankful for when you pull it out every Christmas.

My husband loves model trains and he would love this special gift. He actually wanted to set up tracks all around his office, but he just hasn’t gotten to that project yet. He could replace his regular trains with this Polar Express set.

Not just the train, it comes with three Polar Express figures and also has two opening doors. There is an authentic bell and whistle and a working headlight, plus a disappearing “hobo” feature, based on a scene in the movie.

The train can be run on rechargeable 9.6V batteries or on six C batteries (which are included).

If you do Elf on the Shelf, imagine the kid’s surprise when their Elf has brought them this train, which they find running in the morning, with an invitation to watch the movie that night. Or if they watched it for the first time the night before, the train would be such a fun addition in the morning.

There are varying reviews, but this one is really one that makes you go “ahhh”.

I have wanted a train around the tree since I was little, I am 60 now. We love the movie and we love this train, is it the best-est ever NO. This train is what I paid for, I have realistic expectations. I glued the conductor into one of the doorways, put the boy on the roof with the hobo and away it went! We used one set of c batteries, we didn’t run it a lot, just as a novelty. One night 3 of us guys were laying on the floor getting the four cars set right on the track so it wouldn’t click, fun! This Polar Express Train was the best addition to Christmas since our grandson whom at almost 3 ran the remote just fine. Buy it, it is worth it, the bell, whistle and conductor announcement make it a magical Christmas.

Because the train is over $25, it will ship for free from Amazon. I wouldn’t wait on this purchase, as I think it will sell out rather quickly.

(Expiry: 15th December 2014)

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December 15

Amazon Canada: Dewalt 18 Gauge 2-Inch Brad Nailer Was $165 | Now $70 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Amazon Canada: Dewalt 18 Gauge 2 Inch Brad Nailer Was $165 | Now $70 (EXPIRED)

If you have been scouting for tool deals, Amazon is the place to be today. I found a fantastic and fast-selling deal on the Dewalt 18-gauge 2-inch brad nailer, which was $165.76, and now $69.99.

Amazon has another regular price on their site of $105.99, which is probably the sale price it will be after the lightning deal ends. I shopped around and found a few interesting things.

At Home Depot, they have a Dewalt brad nailer that looks almost exactly the same, but I did notice the model number is different. It sells for $349!

Again, with a different model number, Lowes sells an 18-gauge 2-inch brad nailer without the battery for $279.

I couldn’t find this exact model selling anywhere else in Canada and in the U.S., I found it at a few stores, but this was still the cheapest price.

Dewalt is definitely a winning name in tools, so you know you really can’t go wrong. While the other brad nailers may be a better quality model, if you only need this for occasional use and you aren’t a professional, this level of model at such an inexpensive price point might be perfect for you.

Even with a low $70 price, the reviews tell that this is a quality tool that works:

Great product. I have run about 200 nails through it so far with zero misfeeds. I will be replacing all of my pneumatic air nailers with this brand.

Of course, shipping is also free as this tool is over the $25 minimum for free shipping. Because this is a lightning deal and already almost at the 50% gone point, I wouldn’t wait and call around to see if this is the best price for a brad nailer. Simply get it and think about it later or you may miss out on a hot deal.

There are a few other Dewalt tool Lightning deals at Amazon right now, so take a look in case a brad nailer is just not on your list.

(Expiry: 15th December 2014)

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December 14

Amazon.ca: Pick Up Your Order At Over 6,200 Canada Post Locations

Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Amazon.ca: Pick Up Your Order At Over 6,200 Canada Post Locations

Have you ever taken off part of a day just to be home to receive that super important package in the mail only to miss the delivery?  Remember how it feels when no one comes?  Worried someone will take it off your doorstep?  Well, Amazon is trying to eliminate those fears with their new program “Amazon Shipping Points.”  They have partnered with Canada Post and their 6,200+ locations Canada-wide as pick up points.  Now you can skip the middle man and pick up your order when it’s convenient for you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Place your eligible item in your shopping cart and proceed to the checkout
  2. Click “Choose a Pick Up Location” when selecting a delivery address
  3. Search by postal code, address, or landmark to find a location
  4. Find the Post Office in your area of choices that is convent to you
  5. Select “Ship to this Address”
  6. Complete the order as usual

Pick Up process:

Amazon will email you when your order is ready for pick up.  Included in that email will be a unique barcode and the hours of operation of the location selected. Simply show that barcode on your mobile phone or print off the email and present along with your photo I.D. that matches the billing address on the original order.  They will hold your order for 15 days so you can pick up when it’s convenient for you.  If you don’t pick up your item within 15 calendar days of delivery, it will be returned to Amazon for a full refund.

Restrictions:

The item must be sold or fulfilled by Amazon.ca.  It can’t be a Subscribe-and-Save item.  It must have a length of no more than 2 meters or a length + girth of no more than 3 meters. The shipping weight should be no more than 30kg.

This is a neat new feature that other big box stores like Futureshop, Best Buy, and The Source having been doing for some time now.  It will be great to pick up your order on the way home for work or school.  It saves you the worry of having your new Macbook sitting out in the open in front of prying eyes!  I’m still waiting for a drone to deliver my package like Amazon.com has been testing in the U.S.!

(Expiry: unknown)

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