Amazon Canada

September 22

Amazon Canada: Crayola Digitools Effects Pack $4.77 (Was $21.99) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Crayola Digitools Effects Pack $4.77 (Was $21.99) (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada really has the most stellar deal on this Crayola Digitools Effects Pack right now. Originally $21.99, you can buy the pack for just $4.77!

I found this deal through Chapters Indigo actually. They put all their Crayola Digitools on sale for 30% off. While price comparing to see if that was, in fact, a good deal, I ran across this offer at Amazon Canada that completely obliterated the offer at Chapters. Chapters had the Crayola Digitools Effects Pack on sale for $15.40 and it is already out of stock! Some people did not do their price comparing I guess.

So what does this pack do? According to Crayola,

The DigiTools Effects Pack lets you create awesome art effects on your iPad! Draw sparkly designs with the Digital Crayon or create swatches of shimmering colour with the Digital Colour Changer and instant, animated images with the Digital Stamper.

It is a really cool way of turning your iPad into a colouring book for your children!

The pack includes the Stylus, Case for the Stylus, Stamper, Colour Change Roller, and iPad App. The iPad app has pages of line art for your child to colour in with virtual crayons, markers, and coloured pencils as well as add special touches to with stamps and digital effects.  As Crayola says, this gives your children the ability to express themselves without making a mess. While I think making a mess is half the fun, this is a great way to entertain your kids while traveling or visiting others where a mess is frowned upon.

For less than $5, this is a pretty awesome kit. The only catch is this does not qualify for free shipping by itself. It is part of Amazon Canada’s ‘Add-on’ program. It will ship for free if you purchase $25 worth of items that qualify for free shipping. Therefore, if you are already planning to buy a few items like a couple of your favourite movies or whatnot, this is a great item to add-on to your cart. However, your cart must total $25 before this item in order to get free shipping on the Crayola pack. It cannot be used to reach the free shipping minimum.

This kit is over 75% off its original price and three times less than Chapters Canada is selling it for. You really cannot get a much better deal than that.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 22

Amazon Canada: Schlage KeyPad Deadbolt Only $99

Posted by on September 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Schlage KeyPad Deadbolt Only $99

If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional key for your door, consider a keypad deadbolt. Price may have stopped you before with regular prices being from $150 – $250, but Amazon has the Schlage BE365 Plymouth keypad deadbolt on sale for a straight $100 right now.

I have a keypad on my front door and it is great. This way I don’t always have to carry keys or open my garage for access to my house. It will also be great when my kids are old enough to be home alone and can get into the house without having to take a key to school and potentially lose it. I don’t know how many keys I lost when I was kid, but I know my parents were a little dumbfounded by it. It also makes sure your key doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

What this is also great for is if you need someone to watch your house while you are away, feed your pet or if you rent your house or property. You can change the code as often as you like after the person has done their service. If you have a different boyfriend each month, this might be a great way to not give away your key, but keep him out once you’ve decided he’s not the one.

This keypad deadbolt has a regular price of $238 and while I didn’t find that exact model selling in Canada, I found it for around $150 selling in the U.S. Similar models selling in Canada also sold for around $150, so the regular price might be a touch inflated. Either way, it is still a great deal. While this keypad deadbolt from Home Depot doesn’t list the product number, it looks exactly the same and sells for $164. This one from Lowes is also similar with a selling price of $159.99.

Only certain colours are available for $99.99 from Amazon. These are: aged bronze, satin chrome, antique brass and satin nickel.

If that exact model doesn’t float your boat, there are a few other models also on sale for $99.99 or $109.99.

The reviews are fantastic for this item as well:

Quality is first rate with heavy castings, durable finish and a dead bolt that extends 1/4″ further than the Weiser unit it replaced.

Shipping is free on this item as it beats the $25 minimum for free shipping.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 21

Meglio Pro Pasta Maker Only $33 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca!

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Meglio Pro Pasta Maker Only $33 & Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca!

I was browsing Amazon for pasta makers, as I’d seen a sale price on this Remy Olivier one on Stokes, but it didn’t come with free shipping. I’ve come across this MEGLIO AEPM01 Pro Traditional Style Pasta Maker which has been reduced from $50 down to only $32.98 and that’s with free super saver shipping.

The only drawback with this deal is that there’s a bit of a long wait to receive your pasta maker. Amazon.ca states that it will ship within 1 to 2 months. That’s pretty slow, but worth it for this price. Just make the order… forget that you’ve placed the order… then get a nice surprise through your door in time for Christmas.

From the image above, this looks like a super-shiny gadget for your kitchen. It even comes with a C-clamp so you can attach the pasta maker to your counter-tops when you are preparing your culinary delights. As for what you can make, here’s a quick list:

  • Spaghetti
  • Fettuccine
  • Lasagna
  • Ravioli

The reviews are non-existent on Amazon.ca, but they’ve got quite a few on the Dot Com (17, in total). The reviews are mostly positive, with comments such as:

This allows you to try pasta making without much of an initial outlay and if you decide you like it, you can upgrade to a more quality (and expensive) machine later.

While I have experimented in the kitchen a fair bit, I can honestly say that I’ve never tried to make my own pasta. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, but never quite gotten round to investing in the devices needed. For only $33 for this Meglio device, that’d definitely be an encouragement for me to give it a try.

However, I’ve got a very small kitchen with not a huge amount of cupboard space and I’ve always got to think critically before I make a purchase like this. I’d probably have to keep the pasta maker out in the garage somewhere… and I imagine that I’d be all keen and make a load of pasta for a few months, then the device may never see the light of day, ever again.

Do you have a pasta maker? Tell us what it’s like in the comments below!

(Expiry unknown)

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September 21

Amazon Canada: The Judi Dench Collection Now $24.99 TODAY (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Amazon Canada: The Judi Dench Collection Now $24.99 TODAY (EXPIRED)

The Judi Dench collection is the daily deal at Amazon Canada today. Originally retailing for $124.98, this set of box set is on sale for $24.99 – Sunday only.

I am a huge fan of Judi Dench even though I have not seen half the movies she is famous for. I know her as M from James Bond and I recognize her from a few other more ‘unknown’ films. I also adored her in The Chronicles of Riddick. However, this collection includes some of her more famous roles where she plays the leading lady. They also span several decades and many feature a star-studded cast. This collection includes the following nine films:

  • The Cherry Orchard (1962)
  • Talking to a Stranger (1966)
  • Keep an Eye on Amelia (1973)
  • The Cherry Orchard (1981)
  • Going Gently (1981)
  • Ghosts (1987)
  • Make and Break (1987)
  • Can You Hear Me Thinking? (199)
  • Absolute Hell (1991)

I price compared this collection with a few places. The BBC Shop has the collection for $99.98, Best Buy’s price is $94.99, and Chapters Indigo sells it for $87.49. You are most certainly getting the best deal at Amazon Canada.

I was going down the list and I do not think I have seen any of these films actually. Reviewers on Amazon; however, are quite enjoying the set and the movies therein. The box set has received a total of 25 reviews for an average 4/5 stars so far. This reviewer said:

What a wonderful collection of Dame Judi’s work. I am particularly enjoying the works that I’ve not found individually: “Talking to a Stranger”, the 1962 “Cherry Orchard”, and “Keep an Eye on Amelie”. In each of these we see the young Judi (before the Dame) already totally entrancing us by being at once the character in each play and at the same time being herself. It must be magic.

Her take on the Madame Ranevsky role, in the 1981 version of “The Cherry Orchard”, is entirely hers and absolutely perfect for this viewer. Some of her later work in this collection includes: “Absolute Hell” and “Can You Hear Me Thinking”. You will also find, among the bonus features several radio plays, and three interviews with Dame Judi that give us all a closer glimpse and appreciation of the intelligence, and honesty behind the talent.

The bonus material will be great for anyone who just cannot get enough with the movies. I have never been one to watch bonus material, but my friend Robert often watches the bonus material before he even watches the movies!

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 21st September 2014)

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September 18

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle Only $150

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle Only $150

Start shopping for Christmas right now with this hot deal! I don’t know how long it will last so don’t wait until you get home to ask your husband. Right now Amazon is offering the Xbox 360 250GB holiday bundle for only $149.99, with a regular price of $299.99.

This deal is hot! I’m going to do a few price comparisons for you to show you how hot it really is. Other stores selling this exact bundle include: Staples for $249.99; Dell for $299.99; sold out at Walmart; $299.99 at Microsoft Store and Newegg has it for $249.99. Other stores have it, but no one can compete with the price it is at The Source. The only exception I found was The Source, but they are sold out online.

What this package includes is the Xbox 360 E console with a 250GB hard drive, built-in wi-fi, the wireless controller, one month of Xbox Live Gold plus the games Halo 4 and Tomb Raider.

As another comparison of price, The Source is selling just the console itself for the exact same price.

While my kids were gifted a WiiU last year and love it, there is also something about Xbox that they love. I think the games are a bit old for them, but that’s ok, because my husband loves these shoot-em-up games and my oldest can play it when he is a little older. This price is really provoking me to get them this as their larger present for Christmas and it is quite the difference from the few hundred that was paid for their video game console last year.

I don’t have to bore you with reviews, as if you are a gamer, you’ll know everything you need to know about Xbox and the included games.

Shipping is going to be free on this item as well.

If it tells you it is sold out or a different price, continue to check back as it seems it goes back and forth on price.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 14

Amazon.ca Promo Code For 35% Off Bang & Olufsen!

Posted by on September 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon.ca Promo Code For 35% Off Bang & Olufsen!

The top-quality audio brand Bang & Olufsen has a storefront on Amazon.ca, from which they sell a number of their products such as headphones and speakers. And right now, you can save a further 35% discount on their range of BeoPlay items with this Amazon promo code! Here’s the lowdown:

Click here to use the Amazon promo code online now

  • Coupon Code: GJG6RIT7
  • Discount: 35% off
  • Expires: Unknown

As many of you may be aware, Bang & Olufsen is a luxury brand that rarely discounts, in an attempt to retain their high-quality brand image. I’ve rarely seen Bang & Olufsen products on sale, so that’s why it is quite a surprise to see this level of a discount amount.

To show you an example of the discount, I’ve tested the above coupon code out on these Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones pictured at the top left. The price on Amazon.ca is $180 and when you add them to your cart and apply the promo code, they drop to only $117 with free shipping, as shown here:

Amazon.ca Promo Code For 35% Off Bang & Olufsen!

When popped in to Google, these B&U earphones don’t even seem to be for sale at any other Canadian online outlets! These particular headphones get excellent reviews on the likes of Cnet and Engadget, so they’re worth a look.

Another example would be these Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 4 PC Computer Loudspeakers which are originally priced at $1080. When the coupon code is added, they will drop to only $702. Massive discount!

My partner is an audiophile and he covets Bang & Olufsen products. We’ve walked past some of their stores in various cities round the world… and he’s the dude with his face pressed to the glass, never venturing in to the store because of the fear of the multiple digits on their price tags. But with the likes of the 35% coupon code above, this really does bring this high quality audio brand down into the more affordable range.

How about you? Do you own any Bang & Olufsen products and can you recommend the brand?

Moose Rating (3 votes)
September 10

Amazon Canada: Up To 50% Off Wilton

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 50% Off Wilton

I happened to notice that Amazon has all of their Wilton sets and individual pieces on discount, with some discounts reaching as high as 50% off. There were quite a few of note and this will help you prepare for your busy baking season ahead!

Not being the baker in the family, bakeware doesn’t excite me too much. Cookies? Cakes? Those excite me too much. My husband loves to bake and it seems to really calm him. I look forward (although my waist doesn’t) to the marathon sessions he does over the holidays baking for us and for our extended families. I’d love to give my husband more tools to expand what he bakes because it is like a gift for him and for I (and everyone else who reaps the benefits of his baking).

The most notable item I found on sale during this sale is the ultimate professional cake decorating set. It comes with seriously everything you’d want to start decorating professional level cakes. I’m not sure my husband would want to go that far, but I did have a friend who took a course and then it was an obsession for her. She was even able to start selling her cakes to friends and family and then through word of mouth and got almost busy enough she wanted to quit her job. This sort of set would be perfect for someone who has shown an interest in this. The price has been heavily discounted down to $159.26 from a regular price of $249.99. Of course I also price compared and found it for sale at Best Buy for $224.99, so the Amazon price if far superior.

I am in love with this 3-in-1 ultimate cupcake caddy and carrier. When you go to that link, you might see a different price, but click on the “this many new” link to find the one for $19.99, which is 45% off and as you can see the cheapest price out there. I recently bought something like this for a friend and spent over $30 on it at Michaels and it was quite a bit smaller, so this is an amazing deal.

Take a look around at the other Wilton deals on there and get your pantry stocked up and ready to bake. Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 8

Amazon Canada: $100 Off HP 11″ Chromebook Just $220 (HOT!) – EXPIRED

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Amazon Canada: $100 Off HP 11 Chromebook Just $220 (HOT!)   EXPIRED

Amazon Canada has a very hot deal on the HP 11″ Chromebook 11-1101us (2GB RAM, 16GB, Chrome OS) this week. Purchase this awesome little laptop for just $219.94 with free shipping, which is $100 off the original price of $319.99.

This computer runs the Chrome OS with a Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, and a 16GB solid-state hard drive. The full size keyboard is maintained for comfortable typing without running into the wrong letters. The Chromebook also features two USB ports, a webcam, WLAN, and Bluetooth. The battery lasts for up to six hours before needing recharging. It also has an 11.6″ IPS (Integrated Prenatal Screening) display with 1366 x 768 resolution that offers wider color gamut and contrast ratio packed into this small little unit. I do not know much about laptop screen technology, but word on the street says that this is a very good deal for a laptop featuring an IPS screen.

The Chromebook is not a regular laptop. It runs web-based apps from Google instead of traditional PC applications. However, that does not limit you from seeing or editing documents that have been created through Adobe or Word. You will just do so via a Google app instead of those PC programs.

The Chromebook differs in another way. Your information is not stored on the computer. Rather, you store your documents, photos, and more to Google Drive (Google’s Cloud-based storage service). They do not take up space on your computer so your device never becomes bogged down. I am not so sure I like the idea of giving over my information and valuable data to someone else to store without having my own copy of it, but the number of times I have lost a hard drive and all the information stored on it is countless. Maybe this is a better way.

I also made sure to do a little price comparing in case you doubted the awesomeness of this deal. The same computer is $279.99 @ BestBuy, $339.59 @ NCIX.com, $318 @ Walmart.ca, $323.03 @ Canadian Computers & Electronics, and $287.26 @ Hookbag.ca. Most of these companies charge shipping as well, so you are getting an even better deal at Amazon.ca because the HP Chromebook will ship free as it costs over $25.

Do any of our Moosers own one of these? If you do, please comment and let us know what you think of the HP Chromebook.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 7

Amazon Canada: Up To 70% Off SafeRest Mattress & Pillows Protectors

Posted by on September 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 70% Off SafeRest Mattress & Pillows Protectors

Protect your mattress or pillow with SafeRest’s protectors and encasements. These are on sale right now at Amazon and are up to 70% off the original price, starting at just $34.95. Depending on the size, pillow protectors start at $13.99 and mattress protectors start at $29.95.

Poopsplosion, blowout, whatever you want to call it, it happens and it sucks. I’m definitely speaking from experience as I have had a lot of these already from co-sleeping and just from changing my baby on the bed in general. Just a couple of days ago, it happened again and this time was so bad that I had to Google how to remove poop stains from the mattress and this prompted me to look for a waterproof mattress cover.

SafeRest’s mattress protector definitely features everything I need and more and considering it usually retails for close to $100 (depending on the size), then it’s definitely well worth it. Below are the different ones available and how much you can expect to pay right now:

The king sized one, for instance, is actually 71% off and on top of being waterproof, also protects from all of the following: dust mites, fluids, urine, perspiration, allergens and bacteria. Plus, it’s made of hypoallergenic cotton and SafeRest’s promises that it’s both noiseless and breathable. Even more surprising is that out of 40 reviews, there is a general consensus of 4.8 stars out of 5 with happy comments like this one:

I recently purchased this mattress protector. To be honest you hardly know that it is there – and that is a good thing! There is no plastic sounds when you move and the protector does not bunch up. Even though you hardly know it is there – I am pretty sure it is very good at protecting the mattress because when I wash it, I can see how durable the cover is etc.

Price comparing also proved that for its price, this is definitely the best mattress protector available out there as well. The cheapest I found on Sears is the basic waterproof mattress pad, which is $23.99 for a queen-sized bed and $28.79 for king but it doesn’t even come close to SafeRest’s quality. Although it’s waterproof, it doesn’t offer protection against the number of elements that SafeRest’s one down and it also isn’t hypoallegenic.

On top of other sizes of mattress protectors and encasements, there are also a couple of options for pillows:

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Image Credit: Mark Evans)

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September 3

Amazon.ca Coupon Code: Extra $6 Off 40W 5-Port Desktop USB Wall Charger – Now $29.99 (HOT!)

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Amazon.ca Coupon Code: Extra $6 Off 40W 5 Port Desktop USB Wall Charger   Now $29.99 (HOT!)

This is a hot little deal on the Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Wall Charger with PowerIQ Technology. Using the following coupon code, pick up this USB hub for the entire family for just $29.99 instead of $35.99. In fact, the $35.99 price is also a sale as this device retails for $49.99 regularly.

Click here to get your 5-port USB wall charger @ Amazon Canada now

  • Coupon Code: 40WPOWIQ
  • Discount: $6 off above device
  • Expiry: Unknown

Make sure to click on the ‘sold by Anker, fulfilled by Amazon’ option. After some reading, I discovered this offer was also available on the black one but it sold out very quickly. Edit: Black version is back in stock! Get the white or black one while supplies last. The USB wall charger is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, and 4S
  • iPad Air, and Mini
  • Galaxy S5, S4, and S3
  • Note 4 and 3
  • Tab 4, 3, and 2 Pro
  • Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10
  • External Batteries
  • PS Vita
  • Gopro
  • and more!

There are only two of us in my household, and already I see this device being extremely useful. My husband has his smartphone, his tablet, and his iPod Nano that all charge via USB. I have my iPhone and a Bluetooth speaker that also charges via USB. Just between the two of us, we have five devices that need charging on a regular basis. Instead of filling up all the outlets in our house, we can just plug them into this port. That would create a charging hub in our household so we did not need to go searching for our devices each after they charged.

Funny enough, this coupon also appears to take off taxes as well. You can see my cart below:

Amazon.ca Coupon Code: Extra $6 Off 40W 5 Port Desktop USB Wall Charger   Now $29.99 (HOT!)

The device is well rated on Amazon with lots of love from reviewers. One of the latest reviews says:

I bought cheaper units which literally fell apart or short circuited within weeks of purchase. This unit was well built and also more handy to plug with the cable. Furthermore the unit does not overheat even with multiple phones, an mp3 player and a tablet plugged in and charging simultaneously which helps to give piece of mind that the unit will not melt down or short circuit. Even the standard brand name outlet to single USB adapters heat up on occasion from time to time for me. This one stayed cool even with multiple items charging simultaneously. Great unit. I would buy this again if needed.

I have two Anker products so far and I love them. Both are external batteries for our phones, and people have gazed at them jealously on long flights. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. For this and future Amazon Canada coupon codes, visit our forum.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 3

Amazon Canada: Fellowes PowerShred Shredder Only $50

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Fellowes PowerShred Shredder Only $50

Do you find yourself manually destroying a lot of documents? Simplify your life with the Fellowes 3103202 Powershred shedder and save a mighty buck at the same time. Originally priced at $139.99, you can now get it for 64% off at just $49.99. Hurry as this deal could expire at any moment.

Features

  • Shreds up to 11 pages simultaneously
  • Unit will lock if it’s lifted from the wastebasket
  • 9″-wide paper entry
  • Equipped with a handle for easy transportation
  • 16 FPM speed (feet per minute)

When it comes to choosing a shredder, it all really depends on the cut that you need. In general, there are four cuts available on the market and the smaller the cut, the better it is. Amazon’s description of them all is the most explanatory:

Amazon Canada: Fellowes PowerShred Shredder Only $50

The Fellowes PowerShred shredder falls into the level 3 category, that of cross-cut and really, if you’re looking for a shredder for either home or office use, then that is all your really need. A major plus is that it will cut through staples. This means that you won’t have to spend extra time unstapling everything or ripping the staple out. You can just place the stapled document in and that’s it!

The handle is also very useful for both a home and work setting as the shredder could easily be transported room to room. In the case of the former, however, it definitely wouldn’t be suitable for heavy usage among numerous employees in a large office. Although it specifically suggest usage by just one person, this shredder could be placed in a hallway to share between a couple of people.

Review

Out of 10 reviews on Amazon’s site, this shredder has gathered a general consensus of 4.2 stars out of 5 and here’s what on reviewer had to say about it:

Powerful, not too loud… very heavy duty cutter blades. I have been loving my Fellowes Powershred. It cross cuts like a dream for me… and does not cut out or overheat. I use it constantly until the large bin is full of the fine shreds. It even cuts up stapled papers and those thin cardboard like sheets, that come inside some packaging of various products etc.

Price Comparison

Future Shop has this same shredder for $99.99.

Shipping

This shredder also qualifies for free shipping as Amazon ships most orders over $25 for free.

(Image Credit: PaulSh)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 2

Amazon Canada: Crock-Pot 4-Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker Only $18

Posted by on September 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Crock Pot 4 Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker Only $18

I’m already stressing about dinners and lunches and its only the first day back to school! I work from home and find it hard to give myself a break to go and cook a healthy lunch. I need to get a list of recipes together that are either quick to make or I can make ahead. The same goes for dinner time, as my kids have lots of extracurricular activities booked and I need them to eat right after school. A slow cooker is seriously a life and time saver in these situations. Amazon has an awesome deal on right now for the Crock-Pot 4-quart stainless steel oval slow cooker, now only $17.98 with a regular price of $24.99.

I actually have this exact slow cooker, but I have no idea where I got it and what I paid because I’ve had it for years. It is a good size, cooks the food perfectly and I really have absolutely no complaints. I’ve also used it to make a hot chocolate bar at home last Christmas. I just made a large batch and everyone scooped from it. This year I’m going to try that with apple cider. Slow cookers are seriously very versatile.

Four quarts is equal to 3.7L, which says will feed 4-5 people and I’m going to assume children are only half a person, so it is probably more than enough for a family of five like mine. It has stick-resistant coating so it is very easy to get clean and I can also attest to this. You know when you cook those hearty dishes that inevitably stick to the sides in a crusty, hard mess? Well, those come off with just a wipe of the bowl. It can even go in the dishwasher!

There are a few reviews on Amazon’s site, giving it a 4 out of 5 star rating, including this one:

If you want a basic slow cooker for an affordable price, this is the one. But emphasis on the word “basic”. This is not my first Crock-Pot, and I can see how the quality has slipped over the years. That said, however, it does the job. I know that the high setting is going to cook quickly, the low setting will probably be the ideal setting for actual slow cooking, and the hold warm setting does just that.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so you might want to look around for a low-cost item to add to your order and get your shipping covered.

(expiry: unknown)

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September 1

Amazon Canada: Robin Williams Films Under $10

Posted by on September 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Robin Williams Films Under $10

Robin Williams has long been one of my favourite actors. There is something about his warmth and how beautifully expressive his face is that just endeared him to my heart as a child no matter what the movie. I recently was looking for some of his films as I realized my collection is sorely missing the Robin Williams touch. I found a stash of DVDs and Blu-rays on sale for under $10 that I thought I would share with you.

I am trying to upgrade my collection to Blu-Ray, so the following movies are first on my list to check out:

Okay. Mrs. Doubtfire is brilliant and I don’t know anyone that would say otherwise. I have heard really amazing things about Robin William’s acting in One hour Photo, so it has been on my list of movies to watch for ages. The start is rather slow though, if I recall correctly. Reviewers really sold insomnia short. I enjoyed that movie and found Williams playing the villain both refreshing and tantalizing. I was surprised to see his name on Happy Feet, as I did not know he did voice work for the movie! I think I need to see those movies now.

Here is a list of the DVDs on sale as well.

People argue that Good Will Hunting was Robin William’s finest film. I have never seen it (again, that list), but it is certainly one of his most famous roles. The rest of these movies I am not too familiar with so if anyone wants to chime in with their recommendations, just drop us a line. I was actually looking for the dead Poet Society, which you can find for $10 on DVD or $14.97 on Blu-Ray. As a soon-to-be-graduating English major, this film feels like a must see before I get my degree.

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

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 31

Amazon Canada: Pre-Order Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 Set – $57 (Save $48)

Posted by on August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Pre Order Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 Set   $57 (Save $48)

Save a boatload of money at Amazon Canada when you pre-order the boxed set of Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4, which is scheduled to be released in late October. The box set is priced at $104.99, but Amazon.ca is accepting pre-orders right now for just $56.99 for all four seasons.

This is a pre-order for the release on the 21st of October 2014. When you pre-order, that means you lock in your maximum price at that amount. No matter what price adjustments occur to the product, you will never pay more than what you pre-ordered the set for. However, pre-ordering does mean you can pay less. If you pre-order and the set is released for less than you paid, Amazon Canada will refund the difference. You will only pay the lowest amount.

I could not find this set on pre-order many places, but Chapters Canada does have it for $73.49. I tried HMV, but there was nothing there. This is for the DVD version, not for the Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray version is also an excellent deal and worth getting if you are converting all your DVDs over to Blu-ray like we are. Pick up Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1,2,3 & 4 [Blu-ray] for just $64.99, originally $115.99. Again, I price compared with Chapters Indigo who has the Blu-ray set listed for $81.19.

I have never seen the series, so I really cannot advise you for or against it due to content. However, it does have one of my favourite actors in it: Maggie Smith. I have seen this woman in several films and she is quite brilliant (and I am not just talking Harry Potter). The first movie I ever saw her in is The Secret Garden.

Oddly enough there is one review, maybe from some person who received an early copy. The review starts as follows:

A new series of Downton is an annual treat, and as usual this year it is followed by the DVD compendium. This includes the 34 episodes to date. There are seven episodes from the first series, eight each from the second, third and fourth, plus the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas specials of which the first was a dramatic masterpiece, but the second did not deliver in the same way in the opinion of most people although it ended dramatically. The third was not as good as the first but was good solid stuff which most will enjoy.

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August 31

Logitech Z130 Speakers Only $9 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Logitech Z130 Speakers Only $9 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Over on Amazon.ca, there’s a sweet deal on a little set of Logitech Z130 Speakers. These speakers are down from $29.99 to only $9 right now!

As I am sure most of you are aware, you only get free shipping when your Amazon.ca order is $25 or more, so these speakers don’t qualify for free shipping if you buy them on their own. You’d have to add some other items to your cart too. With Amazon, it’s easy to find things you need to make an order up to $25.

However, if you have the Amazon Prime student deal, you’ll get free shipping on any order. Keep that in mind if you are a student!

A few notes about these particular speakers:

  • 5 watts of power, stereo sound
  • Low-profile design
  • On-speaker volume & power controls & jack
  • 3.5mm jack input for MP3, DVD, CD player
  • Works with Windows and Mac OS

So, you can see that these are very handy little devices! Obviously at this price point and specification, they’re not going to produce room shaking sound, but they’d be ideal for a few casual tunes, some light background music. The Logitech Z130 Speakers are not going to give you all the bass notes in a Rammstein tune, but I am sure they’ll adequately pump out a little Dido or Coldplay.

There are not many reviews for the Logitech Z130 Speakers on Amazon, only seven in total. However, most people that have reviewed these speakers give it a very positive score. For example, Teddy says:

The speakers aren’t flashy or going to deliver top notch sound. For the price they are everything you need. They’re small but with excellent sound quality and it fills the room quite easily. Great bang for your buck.

Sounds about right!

Let’s check out the prices elsewhere: $25 @ BestBuy, $25 @ Newegg, $33 @ Staples, $30 @ Walmart, $26 @ TigerDirect, $35 @ TheSource. The closest price point I can see is $10 @ LondonDrugs, but again, you’d have to pay shipping on top of that.

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