Amazon Canada

July 23

Amazon Canada: 67% Off Petmate Pet Carrier – Now $27.69

Posted by on July 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 67% Off Petmate Pet Carrier   Now $27.69

Amazon Canada is selling the Petmate Curvations Top Load 19 inch pet carrier for $27.69, originally $82.49.

The pet carrier has both a top zippered mesh door and a metal front door, which allows easy entry or exit for your pets from whichever angle. While small dogs might prefer the front door, I know many cats (like mine) are not keen on going through that door into a dark cave. Some cats would prefer to just be placed in the carrier through the top. This gives you the option of either. It also makes your pet easily accessible at all times. The design has lots of small side holes for ventilation and viewing. In addition, the top mesh provides extra ventilation for your pet. The carrier features a solid plastic base for strength and stability with a steel front door and secure latch. The top half is softer, almost fabric-like according to one reviewer, but still holds its shape well. To this top is secured the zippered top opening and an adjustable padded shoulder strap for transporting.

For anyone who cares about esthetics, this carrier is also rather nice looking. The fabric-like material has a very pretty black and white pattern on it that certainly looks better than any carrier I have ever owned. The carrier assembles via nuts and bolts, so I suggest having a couple tools handy to make assembly easier (tools not necessary but helpful). Just be careful not to over-tighten the bolts or you risk cracking the plastic.

Most reviewers are super happy with their purchase. One reviewer said:

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this carrier! It met all my needs, was not too expensive, and it’s cute! Can’t ask for more!

While some reviewers have found it difficult to assemble, another reviewer commented that:

I just purchased this carrier from petco for $31.00. It was easy to assemble. However the wingnuts did give my fingers a workout but wasn’t a problem for me, just adding it as a side note.

Since you will only have to assemble the pet carrier once, the finger workout should not be a deterrent. The carrier is very attractive, appears to be well built, and has that extra convenient feature of a second door. As the carrier costs over $25, it will ship for free to your house from Amazon Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 21

Amazon.ca: $76 Tassimo Coffee Maker T47 (was $150) + Free Shipping

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Amazon.ca: $76 Tassimo Coffee Maker T47 (was $150) + Free Shipping

As I sipped my lovely home-brewed, single serve coffee this morning, I found this great deal on the Tassimo T47 Coffee Maker:  50% off at $75.43 at Amazon.ca (reg.  $149.99)!

I love my Tassimo.  I am fully incapable of brewing traditional coffee.  Honestly, I don’t know what my issue is, but when I try to brew coffee, I either end up with it way too strong, way too weak, or with coffee grounds in my cup and all over my counter.  I absolutely love the convenience of just popping the little T-Disc into the machine, placing my cup, and pushing the button.  Not to mention that most weekdays the adults in my house are each only drinking one cup before we head out for the day, so I feel like it’s more logical to use two pods, allowing us each to choose our own flavour and having a hot cup of coffee at different times versus brewing a pot that I’m probably going to mess up anyways.

I really appreciate that the Tassimo T47 offers automatic cleaning and descaling, and that it brews coffee in approximately one minute.  Mornings are when I’m at my least patient, especially when it comes to getting my caffeine fix, so speed is of the essence.  Tassimo does all the thinking for you in those groggy morning hours by reading the barcode on the T-Disc, brewing the perfect cup every time.  I especially love trying lots of different coffee flavours, which the Tassimo allows me to do easily.

Price Comparison

I checked out a whole bunch of competitors on this one.  Amazon’s offer is a real steal.  Check them out for yourself if you’d like.

Amazon.ca has sales on other Tassimo models if the T47 isn’t right for you.  You can check out the Tassimo T20 for $69.99 (reg. $169.99) or the Tassimo T55 for $109.99 (reg. $229.99).  I also really enjoy that you can purchase a Tassimo Espresso, Coffee, Cappuccino, and Tea Variety Pack ($43.99) with 48 T-Discs to let you sample a bunch of flavours without having to buy a whole package of any one flavour.

Shipping

Your order will ship free from Amazon.ca.

(Photo credit: Jon)

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July 17

Amazon.ca: $145 Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive + Free Shipping

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Amazon.ca: $145 Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive + Free Shipping

I am always filling up my hard drive with photos and downloads.  Not any more with this deal from Amazon.ca:  Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 on sale for only $145.98 (Reg. $397.99)!

Let’s talk about user friendliness.  This external hard drive is automatically recognized by Windows, so there is no software installation required.   It is as easy as opening the box, plugging in two cords, and you’re running.  I am fully computer literate, but I do sometimes have a hard time installing hardware.  The ease of installing this device really appeals to me.  It’s really just plug and play.

As Amazon.ca’s #1 best seller in external hard drives, Seagate’s model offers a 4TB capacity.  Again, hardware isn’t my thing, so I didn’t really have a great concept of what that meant in layman’s terms.  Here is an example of the type of storage capacity we’re talking about:

  • Up to 3000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 750 2 hour DVD movies
  • Up to 960 000 digital photos
  • Up to 49 980 hours of digital music

I think it’s possible that even I would have a hard time filling up that bad boy.  Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Now I live out in the middle of nowhere.  I had no choice but to get wireless internet, and the reception within my house is spotty at best.  I’m often isolated in the office with my laptop, but often my family wants to watch a downloaded movie in the living room or bedroom, which involves a lot of work getting said movie from my computer to another device.  With an external hard drive, I would literally be able to unplug the 2 cords from one computer and pop them into another for a smooth transfer.  Easy peasy.  The unit is also compact in size, making for easy storage.

As far as comparison is concerned, I found the same external hard drive over tigerdirect.ca for $164.97.  Both Best Buy and Future Shop are selling the unit for $169.99.  On top of the low price, since this item is over $25, you automatically qualify for free super saver shipping at Amazon.ca.

We don’t know when this deal ends, so act fast!

(Expiry unknown)

(Photo credit: Stuart Anhtony)

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July 15

Amazon Student: 6-Months of Free 2-Day Shipping

Posted by on July 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Amazon Student: 6 Months of Free 2 Day Shipping

Amazon finally has brought the Amazon Student program to Canada. Students can sign up with a valid student email address to get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime on eligible purchases (with no minimum required) for six months and e-mail alerts for discounts and promotions.

After the six months of free two-day shipping from Amazon Canada, your Student Prime account will automatically renew unless you choose to unsubscribe. However, instead of paying the full price of $79 per year, students will only pay $39 per year for Amazon Prime. However, once you graduate (or at the end of four years), your subscription will automatically renew to the full prime cost of $79 unless you choose to unsubscribe. To sign up for your free six-months of Amazon Student Prime, you will need to:

  • have an Amazon Canada account
  • be a college, university or CEGEP student enrolled in at least one course
  • be able to provide proof of enrollment if requested
  • have a valid college, university, or CEGEP email address (and access to that account)

I am officially still a student, as I do not graduate until November, so I signed up for this offer with my student email address. It was very simple. I just needed to have access to my email address to confirm my subscription. I actually have my student email forwarded to my regular email address and I was able to confirm my account by clicking through the link in the forwarded email.

This offer is available across the country, but it is done slightly different for residents of Quebec. If you are schooling in Quebec, you can sign up for Amazon Student and you will receive an 18-month membership with the first 6 months at no charge. They will not bill your credit card until the first six months are over, and you can cancel at any time.

For students, this is thrilling. I have purchased many of my textbooks on Amazon.ca in the past when two-day shipping would have been super handy. I also love books, my husband loves movies, and together we place a purchase or two at Amazon.ca about once or twice a month. Two-day shipping is certainly going to lessen the time we have to wait between ordering and receiving. I just need to mark down in my calendar what date I should be cancelling my subscription so it does not auto-renew.

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 14

Amazon Canada: Documentaries Over 50% Off

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Documentaries Over 50% Off

If you need something interesting, education and entertaining to watch this summer, why not pop in a documentary? Amazon has their documentaries on sale for over 50% off, so now is the time to get the one you’ve been wanting to watch.

I love watching documentaries because it is like I am being productive while watching television. I can also watch them with my kids, which for certain ones, they’ll like to, so it is something for the whole family.

The best deal of the bunch is on the documentary “Life”, which is basically how we (as living beings) procreate, fend off enemies, nourish ourselves, are born and die. I would find this very interesting and I know my older sons would too. The reviews are fantastic and I can’t imagine how beautiful the images will be. This one sells for a regular price of $87.48, but is on sale for $31.99. I found it at Best Buy for $69.99, which means the Amazon version is almost $40 cheaper!

Although we’ve blogged Planet Earth before, it is totally worth mentioning again, as this is a really hot price. It has a regular price of $99.90, but is on sale for $34.99 with blu-ray discs. Best Buy has this same set on for $79.99.

Not all of the documentaries are on wildlife, as there is also a couple of musical ones, including this One Direction: This is Us documentary. I personally wouldn’t watch this, but if I had a One Direction fan in the house, you know that $10 would be well-spent (regular price $35.99).

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so if your disc is such a good price like the One Direction one, you might have to get one for a friend, or get another so you don’t have to worry about shipping costs adding to your bill.

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 9

Amazon Canada: Mario & Luigi Dream Team For Nintendo 3DS & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Mario & Luigi Dream Team For Nintendo 3DS & Free Shipping

Prepare yourself and your little ones for the rainy days of summer vacation with this great deal from Amazon.ca.  Get Mario & Luigi: Dream Team for Nintendo 3DS for only $29.08 (reduced from their regular price of $39.99).  With Amazon’s Super Saver Shipping, you get this game shipped for free since it is over the minimum $25.

This limited time offer is not to be missed!  Whether you’re trying to keep your kids occupied in the car for long summer road trips, or are looking for a new game to keep them busy on a rainy day, the great graphics and interesting story line of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is sure to please even the more advanced child game wizard.

At the moment, Walmart.ca has a price on this game of $39.96, while EB Games is retailing it for $39.99.  Amazon.ca’s price saves you over $10 on this very well-reviewed Nintendo 3DS game!  The average player score on Gamespot.com is 8 out of 10 (great) with 79 ratings.  And Metacritic has given Mario & Luigi: Dream Team a Metascore of 81, garnering generally favourable reviews from 75 critics.

This game takes place both in Nintendo’s “real world” and in the mind of Luigi while he sleeps.  Much like the way I appear in my own dreams, Luigi’s persona while he slumbers is that of a brave and powerful hero!  Get the chance to control Mario and a whole army of Luigis during battles in Luigi’s dreams.  This game boasts great 3D graphics and the ability to save games along the way.  Players are given the option to try battles on an easier level if they don’t succeed and can receive hints for battling certain foes if desired.

We don’t know when this limited time offer will expire, so grab this great deal while you can!

Photo credit: JD Hancock

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 7

Amazon Canada: 80% Off Intuit Quickbooks Online EasyStart – Now $9.99

Posted by on July 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: 80% Off Intuit Quickbooks Online EasyStart   Now $9.99

Amazon Canada is offering 80% off the original price of $89.99 for the Intuit Quickbooks Online EasyStart Accounting Software for small businesses. This twelve-month prepaid software package is on sale for just $9.99.

The CD will be shipped out to you; however, this is a web-based accounting program. Thus, an internet connection is required and they recommend high speed. The software is both Mac and PC compatible. The Intuit software comes with one user license plus access for two accountants. You can create and send professional invoices as well as track income, expenses, and profit. You can also monitor your real-time cash flow. The software gives you a 12-month subscription, which works out to less than a dollar a month for accounting software.

Most all the reviewers on Amazon are quite pleased with their purchase. This reviewer from June said:

Invoicing and keeping track of my invoices has never been easier! Quickbooks Online has allowed me to focus on my clients instead of bookkeeping. That being said, I always know where my finances are at with very little effort!

Another reviewer from back in January said they also loved the software with the only downside being it is web based.

This software package is on sale at Staples right now for $29, but Amazon.ca still beats that price by a mile.

I worked as a bookkeeper for a couple months and then swore never to do that again. I don’t think it was the actual accounting that bothered me, rather the lack of cooperation from my boss. I need receipts. I cannot balance books without receipts. My mother has done the books for my parents’ small business since I can almost remember, and around tax time you avoided disturbing the peace – or rather the thick air of stress that hung over the house. My mother always took the final books to an accountant. That is why I never learned to do my own taxes as when I became old enough to gain employment; my taxes also went to the accountant. Even if you take your taxes to an accountant, I highly recommend teaching your children how to do their own taxes.

This sweet little deal probably will not last for long. Amazon Canada offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more so check your wish list to see if anything else you want is also on sale.

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 6

Amazon Canada: Up To 78% Off Z By Malouf Memory Foam Pillows & More

Posted by on July 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 78% Off Z By Malouf Memory Foam Pillows & More

Amazon Canada has a huge sale on Z by Malouf Memory Foam Pillows with up to 78% off king, queen, standard, and travel pillows.

These deals are so good I might just replace all the pillows on our bed. This Z by Malouf Aeration Pillow with Removable Bamboo Velour Cover and three year warranty was originally $129.99 and is now on sale for $29.99. The pillow is filled with air cushioning polyethylene tubes for proper posture, airflow, and comfort while providing a hypoallergenic solution to the buckwheat pillow.

The Z by Malouf Z-Gel Infused Dough Memory Foam Pillow with Removable Velour Cover and five year warranty was $119.99 for the standard size, which is now on sale for $29.99. That is equal to 75% off, with the queen pillow at 73% off and the king size pillow at 70% off. It is naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant while being cool and comfortable for sweet dreams. The Z by Malouf Z-Gel Infused Dough Memory Foam Contour Pillow looks to be the exact same material, just in a contoured shape, and it is 77% off in the standard size. originally $79.99, it is now $19.99. The queen and king sizes are also on sale for good prices.

My favourite of the pillows for sale is this Z by Malouf Dough Memory Foam + Liquid Z-Gel Pillow with Removable Velour Cover and five year warranty. I absolutely hate warm pillows, so I am constantly flipping my pillow each time I wake up. The Liquid Z-Gel captures and distributes heat to keep your head cool. The standard sized pillow is on sale from $129.99 down to $29.99. While the standard is 77% off, the queen size is 75% off and the king size is 70% off.

The travel pillows are a great deal too. There is nothing like going away on a nice vacation only to find a lumpy pillow. This Z by Malouf Travel Zoned Dough Memory Foam Pillow was $79.99 and is now $16.99. It is a great little pillow to use for flights or to sleep on the ferry. I notice many people do not even bother getting out of their vehicles on the ferry; rather they just flop over in their vehicles and catch forty winks between the mainland and Vancouver Island.

There are so many more pillow deals than just these. Check them all out at the main Amazon.ca link above.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 4

Amazon Canada: Lucid Linen Spa Memory Foam Mattress Only $199

Posted by on July 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Lucid Linen Spa Memory Foam Mattress Only $199

If you are in the market for a new mattress, Amazon has quite a good deal. Get the Lucid Linen Spa memory foam mattress for as low as only $199.99 with a regular price of $699.99, depending on the size you get. Another awesome perk is that these mattresses will all ship for free, which is a sweet deal when it comes to a large item like a mattress.

The prices for these mattress are as follows:

  • $199.99 (reg. $699.99) for the twin XL
  • $229.99 (reg. $749.99) for the full
  • $269.99 (reg. $849.99) for the queen
  • $379.99 (reg. $999.99) for the California King
  • $399.99 for the King (reg. $949.99)

The mattress you sleep on is probably one of the most important parts of your day. If you have a crappy mattress and get a disturbed sleep or wake up keeling over in pain, the rest of your day will also be affected. Bad mattresses ruin lives. When my husband and I were first married, our in-laws gave us their old King mattress. It was great to have a King mattress because I’m a light sleeper and can’t have anyone touching me while I’m sleeping. However, because the mattress was over ten years old, it definitely had tell-tale signs of wear. My father-in-law is a big guy and I’m sure he put a solid dent in one side. I would wake up bent over in back pain and it wasn’t until I was pregnant for the third time when I said forget this and we splurged on a new mattress. Too bad they didn’t have a deal as good as this at the time. For a King, we could have spent only $400 and solved all my problems in the beginning.

I’ll let you read the description, but tell you that it is a 10″ thick mattress with 2.5″ of memory foam and 7.5″ of polyurethane foam. It is soft, conforming to weight put on it and has open cell technology so you stay cool when you sleep. I worry about foam mattresses and their effect on my health and the environment, but this one looks good in terms of this.

The reviews are wonderful, and you should take a read at the pros, cons and tips they give. As for price comparing, I couldn’t find this mattress anywhere else except Amazon.com, but as mattresses with good reviews go, this is a solid price.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 3

Amazon.ca: Hoover SteamVac Power Max with Clean Surge (Now $149.99, Was $299.00)

Posted by on July 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazon.ca: Hoover SteamVac Power Max with Clean Surge (Now $149.99, Was $299.00)

If you are looking to invest in a deep carpet cleaner, you may want to check out this Hoover SteamVac Power Max with Clean Surge from Amazon.ca for only $149.99 (regularly $299.00).

Whether you are the original owner of your home or you have inherited the previous owner’s carpet choice, I think we can all agree that there comes a time when the vacuum is just not cutting it anymore.

We have lived in our home for almost 12 years. We are the original owners. So we can only really blame ourselves for the state of our carpet (and our three boys, it’s really all their fault!). But most times, like pretty much everybody else, I don’t really notice how tired our carpet is looking, or I choose to ignore it, one or the other.  Either way, when I do decide to take my blinders off I can no longer bring myself to turn away. So a few years ago, against my husbands will, I hired a company to come in and clean our floors. My husband begrudgingly moved the majority of the furniture and when it was all said and done moved it all back. It took him a couple of days to truly appreciate it but in the end he admitted that it gave the carpets a much needed facelift.

Fast forward four years and I’ve been dropping hints that perhaps it’s time. However, in the meantime we did invest in a  small steam spot remover that has definitely been beneficial and has served us well. So I’m thinking that investing in a larger steam vac that we could use ourselves would be much more cost effective, plus we could truly incorporate this into our yearly cleaning schedule. Plus, at this price we would be even just after one clean!

This unit has received good reviews for the most part:

I didn’t realize how dirty my carpets were until I used this.
It comes in parts but is easy to put together and use and it doesn’t leave you with a soaked carpet afterwards.

with the only truly disconcerting piece to note, which seems to be prevalent across several different forums is in regards to ensuring the pieces are connected properly to avoid leaking. However I’m sure this is covered in the instructions:

The connections must be connected EXACTLY as directed or leaks will happen. If leaks are happening, reconnect them again. Mine leaked after the second time I used it but it was all user error. It works wonderfully and cleans upholstery and floors with minimal effort!

This item does qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping!

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 2

Amazon Canada: Vtech 6.0 Cordless Phone System Only $63 (was $90)

Posted by on July 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Vtech 6.0 Cordless Phone System Only $63 (was $90)

If you are in the market for a new cordless phone system, Amazon has a great deal on right now for you. Get the Vtech DECT 6.0 four-handset cordless phone system with digital answering machine and handset speakerphones for only $62.99, with a regular price of $89.99.

I recently chucked my cordless phone system as three out of four of the handsets no longer worked. They either wouldn’t stay charged, had fuzzy reception or you couldn’t dial on them. I’m sure this is from a few years of abuse by my children, but either way, I was getting tired of running for a phone, only to answer it and it would die. This deal is perfect for our family as we only have one phone jack set up in our house. I could put the main set in the kitchen, then the other three would go in my office, my husband’s office and in the living room. Although, its not like I’ll find the handsets there. I usually used to find all four handsets in the kitchen for some reason. Its a good thought anyway.

The answering machine is also a nice touch if you don’t want to pay extra for voice messaging on your phone. I also like that it has speakerphone, as this is the easiest way for my kids to speak to Nana, since they don’t have to put their sticky fingers all over the phone and she can actually hear them even when they are holding the phone upside down.

As usual, I price compared the Vtech 6.0 system for you and found it for $89.92 at Staples, $89.99 at Future Shop and $99.99 at The Source. Amazon’s price beats them all.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, and this phone system definitely goes over that threshold, so enjoy this perk on top of the price.

(Expiry: 6th July 2014)

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June 29

Amazon.ca: Knack for the PlayStation 4 Now $28.23 (Orig. $60)

Posted by on June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon.ca: Knack for the PlayStation 4 Now $28.23 (Orig. $60)

Amazon Canada has a great deal on the game Knack for the Playstation 4. Originally $59.99, the game is now on sale for $28.23 and will receive free shipping as it costs over $25.

Now for a little price comparing. Knack for the PS4 costs $39.99 @ Future Shop, Best Buy and at EB Games and $59.98 @ Walmart.ca. You can buy the pre-owned versions at EB Games and Future Shop, but you are only saving another $5: the pre-owned versions cost $34.99. Amazon trumps all these companies with their new copies only $28.23 with free shipping.

So the reviews on this game are pretty mixed. If you are a hard-core gamer, then you might want to pass on this offering as the game controls are simple and it is not exactly the most challenging game out there. However, if you like a mix of old school gaming with modern graphics, if you like beating goblins to smithereens, and if you enjoy more simplistic controls, you might want to try this game. This game is mostly combat: Knack may be a pint-sized little thing but he can use his “powers to transform into a powerful brute or gigantic wrecking machine to defeat the onslaught of a goblin invasion.”

One reviewer said:

This game is fun, whimsical and pleasant. I find this relaxing and quite enjoyable. Most of all, I can play it! This is not the tough game that it is made out to be. As a series of challenges sometimes I succeed and other times I fail; When I fail I just try and try again until I get it right. After 3 hours and one major boss fight I haven’t yet hit a wall. It’s classic gaming but with modern visuals, audio and controls. Accept the game on its own terms. I think that it’s a proper game that is disarmingly innocent. And if kids can play a Mario game then Knack should be easy.

I think this would be a great game for kids or amateur gamers (like me) who do not need excess complexity to have fun. In fact, I vastly prefer a game with a smaller learning curve so I can just get in and have fun without getting my butt kicked too many times first.

For $11 cheaper than anyone else is selling the game for, I think Knack is a good buy from Amazon Canada right now.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 27

Amazon Canada: Canon PowerShot S200 $180 (Save $140)

Posted by on June 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Canon PowerShot S200 $180 (Save $140)

Amazon Canada is selling the Canon PowerShot S200 Digital Camera in black for $179.99, originally $319.99.

I price compared this camera with some other Canadian companies to make sure you are getting the best deal. I found this camera at Future Shop Canada for $239.99, at Staples Canada for $249.97 and at Henry’s Canada for $269.99. Even looking at the best of those three prices (Future Shop), you are still saving an extra $60 with Amazon Canada’s deal.

This camera features a 10.1 MP camera lens, built-in Wi-Fi, 3.0″ LCD touch screen panel, and the ability to take 720p HD video. The Wi-Fi allows you to share your pictures wirelessly: just click and upload them to any one of your favourite social networking websites through the Canon Image Gateway. This camera can also connect wirelessly to both Android and iOS devices, a huge step forward for computer-less people. The camera can also print your photos directly to a wireless PictBridge certified printer.

There is a great review of this camera on Amazon.ca. While I will not repeat the entire thing here, this is an excerpt I thought would be useful:

The camera has the same excellent large-pixel CCD sensor as other pre-S100 PowerShot cameras. Low light performance is exceptional. Don’t be misled by the 10.1 megapixel count: a noise-free 10 megapixel image looks great compared to those taken with a camera with bigger numbers but subjectively inferior sharpness under low lighting.

I find this rather helpful because 10.1 MP count would usually turn me off as I would go for 16MP or above. However, the writer has a very good point and I would certainly reconsider the unit based on his feedback. While I love my DSLR, do not get me wrong, it is very cumbersome to carry around all the time. Many people would suggest I just use my iPhone camera but I tend to get frustrated with it. I took about ten pictures of a friend of mine yesterday: half of them were blurry, and the lighting on the three I took indoors was sub-par. Perhaps I am too accustomed to the great quality of a DSLR, but I will always need a better quality camera than my phone can provide.

If you are looking for a mid-ground camera, something that delivers brilliant pictures and still fits in your pocket, then check out this unit.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 30th June 2014)

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June 24

Amazon Canada: Brother Personal Handheld Labeler Only $17.49

Posted by on June 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Brother Personal Handheld Labeler Only $17.49

I’m in the process of moving (seriously, just sat down from loading boxes onto a truck) and at my new house I really want to get organized from the beginning. I was on the hunt for an inexpensive label maker and I think I’ve found one at Amazon. Get this Brother PT90 P-touch electronic labelling system for only $17.49, with a regular price of $34.99.

There are a number of features I really like about this labeling machine, one being the ability to preview what I wrote before I print. Another is that it has so many letters, fonts and patterns, as well as three changeable faceplates so you can customize it how you like it. You can create one or two lines of text and it comes with a black on white starter tape.

The reviews for this machine are wonderful, with most being either four or five star. I like how this one sums it up nicely:

This machine is great. The keyboard layout makes it easy to type. I also like the symbols, decorative modes and choices of font size and find that they are intuitive, even if you lose/get rid of the instructions. An awesome feature is a mechanism on the back that flips up the edge of your finished label so that it’s easier to peel off the backing. I found it took some getting used to, but it makes life so much easier than trying to flick between the layers with stubby fingernails.

Of course I compared prices to other online retailers and found it sold for pretty much the regular price. Best Buy sells the PT-90 for $34.99, Staples sells it for $34.86 and Brother sells it for $34.99. This makes Amazon’s price a definite hot deal.

Unless you spend another $8 or so, you’ll have to pay shipping, as the free shipping threshold is $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 23

Amazon Canada: VTech MobiGo Games As Low As $6

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Amazon Canada: VTech MobiGo Games As Low As $6

Amazon Canada had a kick-butt deal on if you are looking for an inexpensive hand-held learning system for your child. Get the VTech MobiGo 2 Touch learning system for only $11.99 with a regular price of $39.99, but this sold out before I could tell you about it. Instead, I’m going to tell you about a number of MobiGo games that are on sale instead!

There are quite a few games on sale, but the best deal I see is on the Disney Cars 2 game, which is now only $5.99 with a regular price of $19.99. While this game is a bit older, I don’t think Cars ever goes out of fashion with kids. My son was just telling me that Planes 2 is coming out and I thought maybe he’d think it was too babyish, as he is eight, but he said he was excited. I’m sure he’d still play a Cars game and so would his younger brothers. My youngest watches the Cars movies a few times a week!

The Madagascar 3 game is also a great deal and the same goes for it as a movie that kids like to watch over and over. The game looks really fun with lots of educational components built right in. This one is $7.38 with a regular price of $19.99.

Add Toy Story 3 to that list of well-loved movies and you’ve got yourself a threesome of fun and inexpensive games for your child to play on their MobiGo. This one is selling for $9.02 with a regular price of $19.99.

Keep watching the actual MobiGo game device as sometimes items that have gone out of stock at the cheap price will come back.

Shipping is free on orders over $25, so you might want to see what else is on offer at Amazon to save yourself the shipping costs.

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