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August 31

Google Play Canada Store: Get 50%+ Off 7 Great Android Indy Games

Posted by on August 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Google Play Canada Store: Get 50%+ Off 7 Great Android Indy Games

The internet is the great equalizer between independent games and the big guys. Level the playing field a bit more by supporting the little guys by getting 50% or more off with the Google Play Store!

The internet is seriously the great equalizer between the big companies and the little game makers. It used to be that if you wanted to sell a game, you needed to have it distributed in stores and that pretty much only happened for big companies. There were some independent developers out there like the amazing crew at Pendulo Studios, but they were usually stuck behind something else. Nowadays, with the internet, the playing field is a little more even. Yeah, most companies are still gonna put the big name games up front, but it’s easier to find those weird, independent games that we all fall in love with at one point in our gaming lives.

If there is anything that can rival what the internet has done it’s smartphones and tablets and, if I were going to get political for a moment, Android. Anyone can put anything on Android (as long as it isn’t malware) and sell it or give it away. A few of those small game makers rise above the rest and, in this instance, get featured in a sale on the Google Play Store. These are the games:

I don’t know the before prices but they are all at least 50% off. Also, the prices are converted to CAD from USD. If the exchange rate changes a lot, the prices might change in kind.

I immediately picked up Combo Crew based solely on the fact that they have Viewtiful Joe (!!) in the logo. If Capcom thinks this game is good enough to let Viewtiful Joe in it, I’m down. Combo Crew is 50% off. The other one I grabbed is The Room, which is already a huge success and is a really cool looking puzzle game. It just recently (yesterday or the day before) got an expansion to add another puzzle to the game. This one, I think, was a $4 game at one point, so you could be saving up to 75% if that price is correct and if it stayed there.

Once you’ve picked up some of these awesome games, take a look around the Play store and find some other independent games. Let us know what your favourite indy game is so we can all check them out and support the small developers making awesome games.

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April 18

Checkout51 Android App Launch: Canadian Grocery Cashback

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Checkout51 Android App Launch: Canadian Grocery Cashback

We’ve got some news this week for potential new users of the free Canadian grocery cashback app, Checkout51. Their Android app is launching – which is good news for those of you with Android handsets!

From the above link, you will be able to download the app of your choice – either on the app store for iOS or on Google Play for Android.

We’ve mentioned Checkout51 here on Bargainmoose once before, and that post tells you a little bit more about the Canadian app.  In that thread, Bargainmooser Kate had this to day about it:

I was one of the beta members and I love this app/program! Any savings help when your grocery shopping and this one is for sure worth the time.

Now, while the grocery cashback offers on Checkout51 change on a weekly basis, we don’t write about them here on Bargainmoose every single week. We have been putting lists up on our Facebook page, if you want to keep track… or you can just click over to Checkout51 each week, yourself.

For some examples of the current offers this week:

  • Glade Jar Candles - $1 cashback
  • Special K Cereal – $2 cashback
  • Bento Sushi – $1.50 cashback
  • COLDSORE-FX – $5 cashback
  • Kraft Dinner Smart – $0.75 cashback

As you can see, if you add up some of these offers for brands you’d be buying anyway, there’s quite a bit of cashback available. A handy tool!

(Expiry: never)

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March 2

Google Play Store: Dr. Seuss Book Apps on Sale – Up to 75% Off

Posted by on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Google Play Store: Dr. Seuss Book Apps on Sale   Up to 75% Off

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday today and Google and Oceanhouse media are celebrating accordingly with a huge sale on Dr. Seuss book apps!

There are 35 books on sale including all your favorites like:

And of course there are other books on sale here that maybe you haven’t heard of. It’s a good opportunity to explore a bit and try some books you might not have otherwise gotten.

I feel kind of stupid writing about Dr. Seuss. It’s like writing an article talking about how awesome it is to breath. But for those of you who may not know, Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an author best known for his kids books, including the ones I mentioned above as well as others like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book and The Sneetches. He’s awesome, check out his stuff. Go. Now. Get out of my house.

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December 17

Checkout51: Canadian Grocery Cashback App

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Checkout51: Canadian Grocery Cashback App

Checkout 51 is a relatively new app on the market, but one that I thought would be good to mention to the Bargainmoosers. The app designers are based in Toronto – it’s a Canadian grocery cashback app! With this app, you can get cashback on your in-store grocery purchases, when you buy select items. It’s currently available on the Apple app store, but will be coming to Google Play soon.

Let’s take a look at some of the grocery cashback offers which are available as I write this:

  • $2.50 for Heinz Ketchup (750mL+)
  • $2 for Cheerios (400g+)
  • $1 for Coca Cola (2L)
  • $4 for 3 bricks of Philly
  • $3 for Huggies Wipes

As you can see, there are some top brands on there, so I think these are pretty good cashback offers.

How to get cashback:

Buy the items of offer within the dates required, take a photo of your receipt, and upload it through the app. Quite simple!

Here are a few words from Bargainmooser Debbie when I chatted to her about this app:

I think it’s an amazing deal and I am going to do it if it’s available here in our area!! Who doesn’t love cash back on groceries!!

When I heard the name of this app – Checkout 51 – I immediately thought of Area 51; but this app has more to do with grocery shopping than aliens!

Do you think you would use this app?

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November 30

CrushEpilepsy.com: Get a Great Game for Your Mobile Device AND Donate to Fight Epilepsy for FREE!

Posted by on November 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM

CrushEpilepsy.com: Get a Great Game for Your Mobile Device AND Donate to Fight Epilepsy for FREE!

The best kind of charitable donation is the one that you don’t have to pay to donate to… and the one that gives you a free game… Hmm. That sounded far more snappy in my head…

This freebie is super awesome. You visit this site on your mobile device (Android or iOS only) and you are forwarded to the Apple App Store or the Google Play store. Once you’re there you will get a FREE game from the fine human beings at King.com AND $1 will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of America. This all happens, as I mentioned above, for FREE. You don’t pay for the game, you don’t pay for the donation.

A couple of things you need to know. For the donation to go through, you need to visit crushepilepsy.com on your mobile device and get the app that way. The site will automatically forward you to the Apple store or the Google store. If you just get the game through the App Store or the Play Store, you will not be making a donation. Make sure you do it on your iOS or Android device via the website.

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have multiple Android or iOS devices (I have five Android devices, soon to be six) you can get the game and donate a dollar by visiting the site on each device. Don’t just send the app to your other devices from one device or log in and get it from iTunes, make sure you visit the site on each device! While you’re at it, grab the devices of other people around you and download the game for them. If they are really mad about it, they can uninstall it and you can bask in the knowledge that you forced them to donate money without them even knowing about it!

Notice how I’ve conveniently not mentioned the name of the game. That’s because I want you to go to the website and make a FREE donation to figure out what the game is! Intriguing, isn’t it!?

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November 21

Reminder: Do You Have The Bargainmoose Deals App?

Posted by on November 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Reminder: Do You Have The Bargainmoose Deals App?

Last Christmas, we launched a Bargainmoose mobile application for users of iOS and Android. I just wanted to do a post for all the newbies in the last year who may not be aware of this fact. Here are the links for the various downloads, or you can just search from the app stores on your handsets:

Download it if you don’t have own it – it’s FREE.

These days, more and more people are using smartphones, so it’s really handy to have the Bargainmoose mobile app in your pocket. It’s going to be particularly handy over the next few days leading up to Back Friday – we’re seeing SO many deals coming in, and it’s a great time to do the bulk of your Christmas gift shopping. If you’re out and about, you can check all the latest Canadian deals on the app, at any time.

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September 28

Google Play Store 25 Billion Downloads Sale: Android Apps for 25 Cents! Minimum of 75% off!

Posted by on September 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Google Play Store 25 Billion Downloads Sale: Android Apps for 25 Cents! Minimum of 75% off!

Oh it’s that time again, friends. Google has hit another milestone; this time they have had 25 billion apps downloaded from their app store! You know what that means, don’t you? Apps for a quarter! Woo!

In the link above, I linked to the Google Play front page. I did that because the deals change daily, so if I link directly to the sale page, it might not work tomorrow. Let’s get into some apps!

I didn’t include the prices there because I am not 100% sure of what they were and it isn’t mentioned on the Play Store. I think I remember some of them so here it goes: I think Cut the Rope: Experiments was $2, World of Goo was $4 or $5, Paper Camera was $2, and I have no clue about Dungeon Village. Again, these are all guesses and I’m pulling them from memory. I could be completely off, so if you get World of Goo thinking you are getting a good deal and it ends up be a $1 game, don’t come crying to me!

I already owned Cut the Rope: Experiments and World of Goo and they are both amazing, addicting games. I am not into camera apps, but there are a lot of people who love Paper Camera an inordinate amount. Dungeon Village is another one I haven’t played around with, but I am looking forward to it. I just hope that they don’t have in-game purchases or, if they do, that they don’t MAKE you buy them, to play the game.

Google did this when they got 10 billion downloads and it went on for a few days, so keep checking back to see new games. I think they even put all the games on sale again at the end of the sale, but I don’t know for sure.

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July 7

Games Apps To Grab This Weekend (For iOS – iPads, iPhones)

Posted by on July 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Games Apps To Grab This Weekend (For iOS   iPads, iPhones)

It’s the weekend, things are pretty quiet, and that’s when I like to check out some of the latest price drops on various app games for iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, etc).

If the above links don’t open itunes on your computer for you to download the apps there and sync them to your device, you can simply search for the above app names on the app store.

Some of the offers listed above might be for one day only, some might be permanent offers – I have no way to tell. If you see an app you are interested in having, get it NOW, before it has the chance to increase in price.

(Expiry unknown)

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June 24

Cheap/Free iPad & iPhone Games @ iTunes

Posted by on June 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Cheap/Free iPad & iPhone Games @ iTunes

Time for another little roundup of some great deals on iPad and iPhone games which you can download from the app store right now. All of these deals have had a price drop in the last day or so, with some items even dropping in price to be free.

  1. Chess for iPhone was $9.99 now $0.99
  2. RPG Puzzle for iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  3. Splat Attack for iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  4. Fish Crackers iOS universal was $2.99 now FREE
  5. Lightopus for iOS universal was $2.99 now $0.99
  6. Band Together was $4.99 now $2.99
  7. Bridge Constructor for iOS universal was $2.99 now $1.99
  8. Puzzle Family Plus for iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  9. Word trick for iPhone was $1.99 now FREE
  10. Battleloot Adventure for iPhone was $0.99 now FREE

If you are interested in any of the above titles, download them asap – as I do not know how long each deal will last, they could be one day only sales.

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June 16

Want Some iOS App Games Deals?

Posted by on June 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Want Some iOS App Games Deals?

I was just checking out some recent price drops on app games for iOS platforms, meaning those of you with iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick run-down of some deals that I have spotted:

If you’re interested in any of the above titles, grab them and download them now. I don’t know how long many of these deals will last, some might be for today only, so grab them while you can.

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May 26

Gaming Price Drops – iPad & iPhone Users

Posted by on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Gaming Price Drops   iPad & iPhone Users

If you want to pick up some free or cheap apps for your Apple devices this weekend, here’s a list of some recent price drops that might be worth checking out.

  1. Smurf Jump for iOS iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  2. AstroBurst for iOS Universal was $5.99 now FREE
  3. Mother Lode for iOS iPad was $0.99 now FREE
  4. Hunters: Episode One for iOS iPhone was $4.99 now $0.99
  5. The Tiny Bang Story HD for iOS iPad was $2.99 now $0.99
  6. Loop Twister for iOS Universal was $0.99 now FREE
  7. Cubic Block for iOS iPad was $0.99 now FREE
  8. Perfect Balance: Harmony for iOS iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  9. Line Runner for iOS iPhone was $0.99 now FREE
  10. Warm Gun for iOS Universal was $4.99 now $0.99
  11. Cooking Dash: Thrills and Spills Deluxe for iOS iPad was $4.99 now FREE

The above links will direct you to iTunes, and you can add the games to your account. The deals could be for a limited time only, not sure when they end. Happy apping!

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May 21

iPhone & iPad Game Price Drops

Posted by on May 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

iPhone & iPad Game Price Drops

Here are some iOS apps which have had recent price drops (or are totally free!) on the app store. Some are for iPhone, some for iPad, and some are for both! Happy apping! iPhone & iPad Game Price Drops

As we don’t know when these deals expire, if there’s one you are interested in having – get it now. Some of the prices could be for today only, some may only be  for a few days. It’s great picking up an app for free then you see it at a couple of dollars the following week!

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May 17

4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

Posted by on May 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

Let’s face it: life can be super hectic most of the time. Some days, I wonder if I am developing memory problems because I completely forget do to things if I don’t write it down. I have note pads/ calendars/ day planners and my iPhone to keep me on track, but sometime’s a girl’s gotta get a little extra help.

Free help (which is always good in my books).

These 4 free useful time organisation apps are available for the iPhone, I’m not sure if they are available on Android or Blackberry, but I hope they are because they are awesome.

I love my iPhone and couldn’t live without it (in fact, I paid almost $200 in UPS shipping costs to get my iPhone 4 back from Bali, Indonesia when I accidentally left it there in a taxi… yes… extreme I know!)… but I don’t use the calendar function. At all.

For some reason, the little ‘dot’ marking something significant on that day when looking at it from the monthly view doesn’t cut it for me. I don’t like clicking, clicking, clicking to find out what is the plan that day and I like to look ahead. That’s one of the reasons why I still carry around those day planners every where I go (my friends tease me but I don’t care).4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

PocketLife is a free app and it’s easy to use – it’s a calendar app for people who like a visual calendar and don’t like seeing a gray calendar interface with dots symbolizing work, yoga class, or doggy daycare.

Unfortunately it’s not 100% free. To get the full version you need to pay, but the lite version is still fully functional but you can’t add all the different types of events (e.g. tennis, yoga, work etc.) that you would be able to add with the full app.

If you don’t like emoticons, then this app isn’t for you because it’s emoticon central!

This one’s great because my partner and I wake up to go to work at different times and I hate waking him up with my iPhone alarm (there’s no vibrate only option it seems- or at least I never figured out how to work it in the 2 years I’ve owned one).

With this app, you have an option of having a fade-in sound instead of blaring, obtrusive sounds. You also can use your own favourite music to wake up to (who wouldn’t wake up on the right side of the bed with an option like that, eh?). They also give the option of waking up to a different playlist the next morning.

They also have a “Nag-Me” feature that auto-repeats reminders in the interval of 1 minute to 1 hour until you acknowledge the feature. I should probably do this to my partner’s iPhone – that will probably cause a stir LOL.4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

You probably already have this one (since this has almost 2100 ratings from the App store already) but it’s great for shopping. I absolutely hate it when I am at the grocery store, finish buying the stuff I need. Get home. Then realize that I forgot to buy bananas. This is even with a grocery list stuffed in my pocket.

I’ve been trying to get more organised by meal planning for the entire week and shopping ahead for the week (e.g. if I need to buy cilantro it doesn’t last very long so I can’t stock pile it like I can with meats in my chest freezer).

The great thing about this app is that you can write down how much you need (e.g. Potatoes, 200 grams). You can also calculate the total amount of how much your grocery excursion will cost too (provided you look the prices ahead of time because you use the flyer, of course, right?). The only downside to this app I can think of is that you can’t add in coupons to check the total price of your grocery bill. 4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

Okay, this is obviously not a time organisation app but it is free and I do use it very often. When life gets way too hectic, I need to retreat and zone out, or I need music to listen to that won’t distract me when I’m studying or writing articles, I click on this app. (Since time of writing, this one is now $0.99!)

It instantly transfers me to a peaceful place and transforms my mind from constant worrying to a calm state.

Make sure you run this app when you have Wi-Fi and NOT on your cell phone data/ 3G! Otherwise you’ll receive a very large cell phone bill and your peaceful zen will surely dissipate.

On this app, there are about 20+ online radio stations that you can choose from with calm, peaceful music. Sometimes the radio stations are hard to pick up, in which case, I always just pick another one that works. My favourite one is Calm Radio – you just need to zone out when the ad comes on asking you to subscribe to ad-free Calm Radio. 4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

Speaking of calmness – I’m very happy to have these apps on board my smart phone. I’m even happier that they’re free to download. Without these apps, I know that life will be much more stressful than it is now. As you all probably know very very well, time organisation is key to running a ‘tight ship’ and key for all busy women.

Do you have some great apps that you can’t live without and would recommend to other Bargainmoosers (apart from the Bargainmoose deals app of course!)?

4 Free Useful Time Organisation Apps

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April 29

iTunes: Apps that are Temporarily Free

Posted by on April 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

iTunes: Apps that are Temporarily Free

Here are a few games and other apps that are now free, where you regularly have to pay for them on iTunes.

These are all for iOS systems (iPhones, iPads… etc).

I picked up the Paris Tourist Guide, as I am going there this year. They also have marked down their New York, Monico and other city guides as well.

Expiry: Unknown

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April 12

Price Drops On iPad & iPhone Apps Today

Posted by on April 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Price Drops On iPad & iPhone Apps Today

Over the last few days, there have been a couple of price drops on interesting app games for the iPhone or iPad. Here’s a quick rundown of some that catch my eye, and the applicable discount:

Games:

There are a couple of good games in there. The discount on Infinity Blade 2 is rarely seen, it’s a super game. A couple of nice freebies too!

P.S. I am thinking of making this a regular feature on Bargainmoose, a post like this every few days. Please comment below if you think this is a good idea and you would make use of it.

(Thanks appshopper!)

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