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December 6

Apple TV Was $110 Now $90 TODAY Only @ Staples.ca! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Apple TV Was $110 Now $90 TODAY Only @ Staples.ca! (EXPIRED)

For one day only, Staples Canada is reducing the price of their 3rd generation Apple TVs by $20 – down from $109 to only $89 with free shipping. These items are rarely reduced, so if you are interested, buy one today! Here are the details:

When Avigayil last wrote a deal about Apple TV here, it was then priced at $100. So now from Staples, we’re seeing a further $10 price drop on that previous low price. Apple TVs don’t really go on sale very often, and when they do, they don’t have steep discounts – this is one of the lowest price that I’ve ever seen on the Apple TV. In price comparing now, you’d pay $109 directly from Apple Canada, $110 at Best Buy, $109 in-store @ Walmart, $110 @ Future Shop, $108 @ Costco. You can see that the Staples price today is really excellent – $89 with free shipping.

I personally don’t need one of these as I do all my streaming to the TV through the Playstation 3. But if there are some of you out there who don’t have the streaming capability built-in to your TV, or if you don’t have a console to connect, then an Apple TV is a really great low-cost solution for this. You can stream shows from the likes of Netflix, you can watch videos directly on Youtube and Vimeo, and tons more other features.

I really like the sound of the Airplay feature, I’d definitely find that useful. With Airplay, you can stream content from your iPhones and iPads directly to your TV. There are times when we have guests visiting, and I want to show them a video that I’ve taken of the kids. I end up passing the iPad round from person to person, to see the video. It would be so much handier to stream it directly to the TV for everyone to watch.

(Expires: 6th December)

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November 3

Apple Canada: Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nano $99 & Free Shipping

Posted by on November 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nano $99 & Free Shipping

It’s back lovely Moosers! Apple Canada has restocked a bunch of gorgeous refurbished seventh generation iPod Nanos for only $99 apiece ($50 off retail price) with free shipping!

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and under “More Stores” select “Refurbished & Clearance” and then the iPod selection. Apple has this issue with deep linking.

Now, I blogged about this deal back in the spring, and I am delighted it is back. iPod Nanos make excellent gifts to pop under the tree for a loved one. Do not worry about your Nano being refurbished, as all refurbished products from Apple come with:

  • brand new battery
  • brand new outer shell
  • full one year warranty from Apple
  • new white box
  • manual and all accessories
  • new, unopened earbuds

Essentially, it is just like a brand new Nano except all the bugs have been worked out of this one first. I have always bought refurbished iPods from Apple and I have been quite satisfied with them. My husband’s current Nano (sixth generation) is a refurbished model and there have been no problems at all. I highly recommend them.

I also recommend refurbished Nanos because they are a great way to save money. Check out the price of seventh generation Nanos on The Source, Future Shop, and Best Buy Canada right now. On average, they are on sale for $129.99 and Best Buy is completely sold out online. You save an extra $30 going directly through Apple and get the same thing!

Right now, there are four colours available for music loving hipsters like myself:

  • pink
  • blue
  • green
  • purple

I am tied between the purple and the green. They are both such lovely colours!

These are the same iPods you know and love. They have 16GB of space with a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display. They also feature Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to external speakers to share your tunes. They will play video and FM radio with the ability to live pause. If you want your Nano to help you with some fitness goals, the Nano comes with Nike+ support built in with a pedometer. No adapter needed.

For those who want something a little bigger, there are some iPod Touch devices in the refurbished sale in both 16GB and 32GB sizes. I also found an iPad mini with Wi-Fi 16GB – Black & Slate under clearance items for $319. Have a look around, you never know what deals you might find.

(Expiry: quantities limited)

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September 25

iTunes Store: Vizzywig Video Editor App For iPhones And iPads | Was $30 Now FREE (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

iTunes Store: Vizzywig Video Editor App For iPhones And iPads | Was $30 Now FREE (EXPIRED)

For a very limited time, you can get this highly regarded video editing app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for free! The Vizzywig Video Editor App for these Apple devices normally costs $29.99, but it’s currently free! It will go back to its regular price some time today (September 25th), so download it now before it’s too late!

The Vizzywig Video Editor Movie Maker And Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App (I dare you to say that fast five times) is a very versatile program to have at your disposal. You can check out the myriad of features that it has by clicking here.

I used to make independent movies when I was younger (don’t worry, they weren’t very good), and I used to always use Sony Vegas. The fact that this app makes it easy to edit and compile movies right on your Apple device makes this very useful for both amateur videographers and casual users alike.

I have an iPad mini and an iPhone, so I plan to download this app as soon as I submit this deal for my fellow Bargainmoosers to check out! Even if you barely film any videos on your device, you can compile some sleek slideshows with your photos with Vizzywig as well. Either way, this is definitely worth checking out, especially since it’s free!

I’ve included a snippet of a review from a satisfied customer on the Apple iTunes website below:

This is an incredible little app!!! I’ve been creating professional videos for many years and the capacity of my little iPhone and iPad for capturing video and editing on the fly has just kicked into high gear. The panning zoom is very smooth, one touch and it smoothly zooms in or out. The image stabilization is pretty good too.

Download this great app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad before it’s too late! It expires today, so get it while you still can. I hope you all enjoy your day today, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 25th September 2014)

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August 24

Apple Canada iPhone 5 Current Replacement Programs

Posted by on August 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Apple Canada iPhone 5 Current Replacement Programs

This is not exactly a deal post, more of a ‘for your information’ and ‘do not waste money on fixing this yourself because it is covered by Apple’ post. If you own an iPhone 5 that has been giving you troubles, you will want to check out Apple’s current replacement programs.

1. iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program

Apple has identified an issue with a small percentage of the sleep/wake buttons on iPhone 5 models manufactured through March 2013. They may stop working or work intermittently. If you are experiencing this frustrating issue with your iPhone 5, Apple is willing to replace the sleep/wake button on your iPhone free of charge. This is not covered under warranty, but is more considered a manufacturer’s defect. Thus, your phone does not have to be under warranty to receive this fix. To see if your phone is one of the eligible serial numbers, click through the link above.

 2. iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

This program just started in the USA, and will be hitting Canada on the 29th of August 2014. Apple has identified that a small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently than they should. These devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013. If you think your phone might have this issue and do not recall exactly when you bought it, be sure to enter your serial number through the link above to see if your phone qualifies. Your phone does not need to be under warranty for this replacement. An Apple replacement battery costs around $100, so this replacement program is good news for anyone having difficulty.

If your phone does need to have either of these replacements, follow the steps given through the links above for the replacement. You will need to do the following steps BEFORE taking your phone in for repairs:

  • Back up your data to iTunes or iCloud
  • Turn off Find my iPhone
  • Erase data and settings in Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings

My iPhone 5 qualifies for both these replacement programs and has both the problems associated with the replacements. My sleep/wake button works only when it wants to and my battery will suddenly jump from 50% down to 20% charge. While I do not look forward to the hassle, I do look forward to the free repairs and a working phone afterwards.

Is anyone else having these problems with their iPhone 5?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 15

Apple Canada: Get $25 iTunes Card When You Buy Apple TV

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Apple Canada: Get $25 iTunes Card When You Buy Apple TV

As if you need another reason to want an Apple TV, buy one from Apple and you’ll be rewarded with a $25 iTunes card.

Considering every store has it for the $109 price that Apple is selling it for, I’d much prefer to buy it directly from the source – Apple – for two reasons. The first reason is the gift with purchase of the $25 iTunes card, which would be used very quickly in my house, but will give us a lot of music for free. Second, why would I buy from a secondary source when I can buy it directly from the company who makes it? This way I know if something happens to it, contacting them will be a breeze.

While I have something similar, it doesn’t really compare to Apple TV and what I love about it is that I can use iCloud to store my movies and music and play them on all my Apple devices. I also have about one million (probably not exaggerating) photos stored in iPhoto on my Mac, that would be great to put look at on my Apple TV. I can also make a movie using iMovie and watch it seamlessly on the big screen.

While this promotion is an awesome one, there is also another promotion for back to school. Avi blogged about this at the beginning of July, but you might want a refresh on the details. If you are going to post-secondary school, buy a Mac and you’ll get a $110 apple store gift card. Interestingly, this is exactly what the Apple TV costs. I’d really like to know if you bought the Mac, got the gift card, used it to buy the Apple TV and then got the free iTunes as well. That would be amazing. If you buy an iPad or iPhone, you’ll get a $55 gift card. Both the Mac and the iPad are also eligible for education pricing too, so if you are going back to school, I’m just full of deals for you. You don’t have to be going back to school to get the Apple TV deal.

All items over $75 qualify for free shipping.

(Expiry: 30th September 2014)

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July 1

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Apple Canada has just started up their back to school offer for students and teachers. With the purchase of desktops, laptops, iPads, and iPhones you will receive up to a $110 Apple Store gift card.

The first offer is two-fold. When you buy a laptop or desktop in the Apple Store for Education, you save money off the original retail price.

Buy a Mac for university and get $110 Apple Store gift card only at the Apple Store for Education. For example, an 11″ Macbook Air will cost you $949 as a student, which is $50 off the regular price of $999. Then, you will also receive the $110 bonus Apple Store Card.

In the land of desktops, the 21.5-inch: 1.4GHz Mac is $1149 regularly, but it costs $1099 with educational pricing. You will also receive that $110 gift card with your purchase.

If you purchase an iPad for college, you will receive a $55 Apple store gift card and receive educational pricing discounts. The iPad mini starts at $319 at Apple, but with the educational discount, it will cost students and teachers just $299 and you get the bonus $55 Apple Store gift card. Likewise, the Apple Air in the educational store starts at $499 instead of the regular $519 and comes with that gift card.

If you buy an iPhone for school, you will also receive a $55 Apple Store gift card but there are no further educational discounts. It is still a good deal, if you have wanted to get your hands on an iPhone because you can use the gift card to load your phone up with all the apps you want to buy and some great music as well.

This was always my favourite time of year to buy my Apple products. I really enjoyed combining the gift and the student discount to optimize my buying power. My graduation is in November so I will no longer be a student for the first time in many years. I am now carefully considering what I should buy before my status as a student ends best to take advantage of student discounts like these. You never realize how nice this kind of discount is until you are no longer eligible!

Apple Canada offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so any major electronics, like these, that you will be buying will ship free.

(Expiry: 9th September 2014)

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June 6

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPads & Apple TV

Posted by on June 6, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPads & Apple TV

Apple Canada now has a bunch of Apple TVs and iPads on sale in the refurbished section. As all refurbished items come with a one-year warranty and free shipping, this is a great way to get your hands on Apple equipment at a discount.

First off I must wax poetic on the Apple TV. The regular Apple TV costs $109 and I hear it is worth every penny. Apple has recently restocked their refurbished Apple TVs that retails for just $85 with free shipping. You are saving $24 on the device that gives you access to iTunes on your HDTV and allows you to both rent and buy movies from the iTunes store. Now, if you have other devices like an iPhone or an iPad, the Apple TV also lets you wirelessly stream content from those iOS devices to your TV. Also, any movies you buy or rent on the Apple TV can be watched on any iOS device, your Mac, or your PC thanks to the iCloud.

The big debate it seems is whether Netflix or the Apple TV is better. I hear that iTunes has the better database of movies with more variety and you get new movies sooner. However, Netflix does not require you to buy a box to run and with a subscription service, you are not paying per rental. Any thoughts?

Also in the refurbished section you will find this Refurbished iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi 32GB – Black (4th generation) and the same device in white. These big boys were originally $599, but in the refurbished section they cost just $419. My 16GB iPad just does not cut it, the 32 GB model would be much nicer. In fact, my iPad is getting old now and certainly showing its age. I plan to replace it soon and will certainly be keeping an eye on the refurbished section for my next purchase as I refuse to pay full price.

All refurbished iPads come with the same one year warranty as new iPads do. They also have a new battery so you are not getting a battery that is already loosing life. The outer shell is also new so your iPad will come devoid of any scratches or cosmetic imperfections.

For these reasons, I have always loved buying refurbished. It is essentially the same as buying new; they have just had a little extra time to work out any kinks in the product.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 5

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

The internet is currently abuzz with the Word Lens Translator app because it’s now free on both iTunes and the Google Play Store. It was originally priced at $4.99 and since there is no word on when this awesome app will go back to its full price, I suggest you quickly download it as soon as possible.

The World Lens Translator is extremely handy because it uses your device’s camera to instantly translate any printed words. Say you’re travelling abroad and you don’t know what the writing on a certain sign outside means. Simply launch the app, point the camera at the sign and prepare to be amazed because it will translate the writing for you. Plus, the app can also translate words that have been reversed (spelled backwards) or can erase words from the sign.

Upon first downloading the app, you are only able to reverse or erase. However, be sure to download all of the language packs by tapping on the world map icon on the bottom left of the screen as these are all free right now. You can get the following languages: Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, French and Spanish, although keep in mind that the app is only able to translate to and from English. Here’s to hoping that the developers of the app are working on more languages packs and the ability to cross-translate between all the languages as well!

I tried this app on my iPhone on a granola bar I had lying around and I’m happy to report that it worked really well. The text was instantly translated, though the only tip I have is that you need to make sure to keep your hand steady over the text you are trying to translate.

It’s definitely one of those must-have apps even if you don’t see yourself using it right now because you never known when you might need it. So just download it now for free and tuck it into a folder on your device for future use. Word Lens Translator App Now Free On iTunes & Google Play Store (Was $5)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 2

Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

While supplies last, you can be one of the lucky ones to secure a 4th generation 16GB iPad with Retina display in either white or black for just $339 at the Apple Store!

Available at the same price in either white or black, the fourth generation iPad features a 9.7″ Retina display screen, a 5MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording and up to 10 hours of battery life — basically, more than enough awesomeness to satisfy all of your techy needs!

Surprisingly, Future Shop actually has a non-refurbished version of this iPad for as high as $529.99, while Best Buy currently has it on sale for $399.99.

No matter which way you look at it, a good deal is a good deal even if the electronic in question is refurbished. As we have all mentioned on our blog before, refurbished electronics are nothing run away from, especially in the event of a good price and the great part about them is that if you’re planning to give the iPad as a gift, then the other person will have no way of knowing that it was ever refurbished! It can be your secret, although do make sure to let us in on it in the comments section if you get one and in which colour! Apple Canada: Refurbished 4th Gen 16GB iPad With Retina Display Only $339 (Save $60)

Since the Apple Store automatically applies free shipping on orders over $75, you also won’t need to pay any additional delivery charges! If you are having trouble finding the iPads since we can’t link you right to them, refer to Avi’s post for the directions.

(Expiry: While Supplies Last)

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April 1

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPod Nanos Only $99 (Save $50)

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished iPod Nanos Only $99 (Save $50)

Apple Canada recently restocked their refurbished iPod section which was pretty much sold out. Right now they have a nice selection of refurbished 7th generation 16GB iPod nanos for sale for only $99 which is $50 off the regular retail price of an iPod nano.

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and under “More Stores” select “Refurbished & Clearance” and then the iPod selection. Apple has this wee issue with deep linking.

There are five colours currently in stock in the refurbished section: blue, green, silver, yellow, or pink.

This is the cheapest you are going to find an iPod nano. Don’t be afraid to buy refurbished either: I have done so many times and never had a problem. As I have mentioned before, refurbished products come with the full one year warranty as well as a new battery and outer shell. This means your refurbished product is cosmetically perfect, has full battery life, and is covered for an entire year against any problems.

The only thing left to do is decide which colour you want and buy it before they sell out. Usually the refurbished items sell out pretty fast because the price cuts are so fantastic.

You get free shipping on these because they cost over $75.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 15

Apple Canada: Refurb. iPod Touch 32GB – $219 (Save $80)

Posted by on January 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurb. iPod Touch 32GB   $219 (Save $80)

Right now Apple Canada is offering Refurbished iPod touch 32GB – Black & Slate (5th generation) for $80 off the original price. Pay only $219 for a 32 GB iPod Touch.

If you are looking for something bigger than 16 GB to handle your ever expanding music collection you might have recently realized your selection is limited. Apple does not make a 32GB Nano so you are pretty much left with the iPod Classic or the iPod touch which are both substantially more expensive (you are looking at $300 regular price my friend).

I am seriously considering buying this device. I have had lots of success with refurbished electronics from Apple as they come with full warranty, new battery, and new outer shell. Overall, they are a fantastic investment. Recently my music collection has expanded to where the entire thing will not fit on a 16 GB iPod. I like the Apple operating system and want to stick to it.

This device will ship for free because it costs over $75. Stock is limited on all refurbished items so if you want it I say order it asap.

(Expiry: unknown)

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October 10

Apple Canada: Apple TV – $85 + Free Shipping ($24 Off)

Posted by on October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Apple Canada: Apple TV   $85 + Free Shipping ($24 Off)

Last time I posted about this deal (end of July if you are curious) it sold out like hot cakes… not that hotcakes sell but they get eaten pretty darn quick if you stick chocolate chips in them. Back to Apple TVs. Right now you can get a refurbished Apple TV for only $85 at Apple Canada with free shipping! They sell for $109 at regular price.

I LOVE buying refurbished. It comes with a full warranty and a smaller price tag. You are saving $24 on this unit and since Apple recently changed their free shipping policy from $99 down to $85 you also save on shipping fees. On Apple products, refurbished is doubly important because they do not go on sale very often.

As I have mentioned before: A friend of mine swears by his Apple TV after having tried both Netflix and Apple TV. This is due to the selection and availability of what he wants to watch. I am holding out on getting one until after I finish my bachelor degree so that I actually finish my degree and get good grades with the least amount of distractions. I think it is the best alternative to having no cable. Any of our Moosers own one? What do you think?

Quantities are limited.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 16

Apple Canada USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Apple Canada USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Today, Apple started a program called the “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program.” Simply, this program is designed to get counterfeit and third party adapters that have been found to present safety problems to your device off the street. As of today, you can drop your questionable-for-Apple-products USB power adapter off at an Apple Store or at an Authorized Service Provider, and they will dispose of it properly.

As a special thanks, you can purchase one Apple USB power adapter at a special price — $11 CAD per device. I’m not exactly sure which adapter you would get – probably depends on your device, but these adapters usually cost around $19 to $21. You need to bring your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod into the location for serial number validation. The special pricing is limited to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod you own.

To read more about this program, click here.

Some people might say this is not really a deal, but I think it is. First off, when you bring in that counterfeit or third party adapter, you are getting a good discount on a legitimate Apple USB adapter. Depending on which one it is, you are saving $8 – $10, which is a good percentage of its price. Secondly, if the non-Apple power adapters are damaging your device, it is important to fix that as soon as possible, as not doing so could cost you a lot of money in the future!

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(Expiry: 18th October 2013)

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August 15

Apple Store Canada: 33% Off Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nanos – Now $99

Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Apple Store Canada: 33% Off Refurbished 7th Gen iPod Nanos   Now $99

I seriously need a new iPod. I do not know what generation my iPod Touch is, but I am estimating a 2nd or 3rd generation. However, paying full price? Not my thing. So, it is fabulous that Apple Canada has a bunch of refurbished iPod Nanos on sale for 33% off their original price! Originally $149, the 16GB iPod Nano is on sale for $99!

The only question left is: which colour to choose? EEK! I totally love the array of colours they have, but I am especially fond of the green.

The only thing I don’t like is that it now has the Lightning connector for power. I have a sweet iHome stereo system that has the old connector, and it would be a pain to get a converter, and it would look weird, too. However, I must catch up with the times eventually. Anyone know of some simple converters?

What I do love about refurbished Apple products is that they are all covered by Apple’s one-year limited warranty, and you can still buy protection plans for them.

These ship for free from Apple Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 30

Apple Canada: Refurbished Apple TV – $85 (Save $24)

Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Apple Canada: Refurbished Apple TV   $85 (Save $24)

I have been trying to chase down an affordable Apple TV for a while. Whenever they go on sale at Staples or wherever, they always sell out so quickly that even if I do place an order, it gets cancelled (boo). Right now you can get a refurbished Apple TV for only $85 at Apple Canada! (Thanks for the price correction!)

I LOVE buying refurbished. It comes with a full warranty and a smaller price tag. You are saving $24 on this unit. On Apple products, that is pretty good since they don’t often go on sale.

A friend of mine recently got an Apple TV and swears buy it. He has tried both Netflix and Apple TV, and just finds the selection and availability of what he wants is far better on the Apple TV, like night and day. I have been dreaming of getting one so that I can stream what is on my iPad directly to my TV screen, as that just doesn’t work without one.

Includes free shipping.

Quantities are limited.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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