BBQ

June 5

Chapters Indigo Canada: 30% Off Slider Press & Plenty Of Other BBQ Accessories

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 30% Off Slider Press & Plenty Of Other BBQ Accessories

Awesome Father’s Day deal alert! Save 30% on the slider press at Chapters Indigo and get it for just $4.20 (reg. $6) as part of their sale on BBQ accessories.

Use it to make round patties of either 1oz, 2oz or 3oz. Once all the meat has been stuffed inside, you can easily get it back out by pushing the base upwards and releasing the mechanism. You may be thinking that you can easily do this all by yourself without the help of some little contraption but fact of the matter is that if you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift, then an important factor to remember here is that dads love simplicity, especially grillin’ dads who just don’t have time to form perfectly round patties all the while juggling getting the fire going and making sure nothing burns.

A BBQ sauce set could also make for a great gift, especially since it’s on sale right now for just $17.50 instead of its regular price of $25. It comes with the following three sauces: Kansas City-Style Honey-Apple Cider, Texas-Style Rum-Molasses, and Kentucky-Style Bourbon-Black Pepper. The last one on the list is definitely one I would want to try as it’s noted to be “smoky and sweet with just a hint of heat”. Sounds absolutely delicious, doesn’t it?

You can even get a Jamie Oliver grill for just $84 (reg. $120). Since pictures can often be misleading, keep in mind that this grill is 16 inches in both diameter and height. I could see it being perfect for camping or perhaps even a quick trip to any park that allows barbecuing.

In fact, the burger press is the one that I originally set out to write about as it can be used to make either 1/4, 1/3 or 1/2 round patties and although it’s out of stock online, it could be worth looking for it in-stores. Keep in mind though that the 30% discount only applies to BBQ merchandise sold online only.

As always, all orders over $25 automatically qualify for free shipping. If ever you need a filler item to reach this threshold, it’s always a good idea to check the sale section.

(Expiry: 9th June 2014)

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June 1

Lowes Canada: 20% Off Char-Broil Infrared BBQs + Another $75 Off & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Lowes Canada: 20% Off Char Broil Infrared BBQs + Another $75 Off & Free Shipping

Lowes is having a fantastic sale on Char-Broil infrared bbqs right now with 20% off, which adds up to huge savings on these units. On top of that, you can use the printable coupon or promo code to get $50 off two-burner units and $75 off three or four-burner units. They will also ship for free.

Click here to shop @ Lowes.ca now

  • Coupon Code: CBPROMO50
  • Discount: $50 off two-burner bbqs
  • Coupon Code: CBPROMO75
  • Discount: $75 off three and four-burner bbqs
  • Expiry: 4th July 2014

Click here to get your printable coupon

Click here for store locator

The actual BBQs are only on sale until June 4th, but the coupon is valid until July. You’d obviously be better to buy now before June 4th to get the largest discount.

The best deal I see is on the most expensive unit, considering it is a percentage off, plus $75 off on the larger units. The Char-Broil commercial TRU-infrared 4-burner (40,000 BTU) liquid propane gas grill with side burner is the cream of the crop BBQ, with a large price tag, but we can make that worth it for you. It has a regular price of $599, but is on sale for $479.20. Add the $75 coupon and pay just $404.20, giving you a total savings of almost $200!

If a top-of-the-line unit is not in your budget, check out the Char-Broil commercial TRU-infrared 2-burner (20,000 BTU) liquid propane gas grill. With a regular price of $299.99, it is reduced to $239.20, and further reduced to $189.20 with the $50 off coupon. This one saves you over $100!

Make sure you check the available SKUs on the coupon, as not all BBQs apply. Get all of these Lowes coupons in the forum.

Let me know what you grill up, Bargainmoosers!

(Photo credit: Steven Depolo)

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May 26

How To Get The Best Bang For Your Buck With Your Next BBQ

Posted by on May 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Get The Best Bang For Your Buck With Your Next BBQ

The Robinson family needs a new barbeque.  The last one we bought nearly 6 years ago has bit the dust, and it really hasn’t stood the test of time.   Being the extremely frugal Bargainmooser that I am, I need to figure out how to stretch my dollars on the cost of a grill so I can afford some delicious Costco steaks!  Also, as much as I love my hubby, his research skills kind of suck; he’s driven by the manly allure of fire and doesn’t care as much about minute details like cost or warranties.  Truthfully, barbequing is my husband’s domain, so I know next to nothing about a) barbeques in general b) where to purchase one.  Should I purchase the BBQ on sale this week at Canadian Tire or a specialty BBQ store?  Do I get a propane or gas grill?  I literally have no idea.   Let’s figure out what I should consider when purchasing our BBQ so that I can get the best bang for my buck.

Charcoal vs. gas

According to this article from About.com, there are benefits and drawbacks to both charcoal and gas BBQs.  There are many charcoal BBQ aficionados who profess their undying love for charcoal grills because of the authentic smokey flavour it imparts, and because of the allure of cooking on an open fire.  On the other hand, gas grills are extremely easy to use, and  take about half the time to heat up.  Check out this awesome, extremely in depth article comparing them both from Amazingribs.  This article compares the taste and texture of different meats in different grills, and the bottom line is if you are just using it for hot dogs and burgers, either grill is fine.  If you’re looking for excellent taste with meat that you are grilling long and slow (think poultry, roasts etc), charcoal is the way to go for the best flavour.

Cost

In terms of cost, depending on the model you purchase, charcoal grills are generally less expensive than gas grills.  The fuel costs, however, vary widely.   The cost of gas per use can be as little as a few pennies to under a dollar.  The cost of charcoal, however, is much more expensive and can cost up to $5 per use, depending on the length of the cook.  Plus there are various types and flavours of charcoal to consider.  Check out this article from Canadian Barbecue for an overview of different types of charcoal.  In the end most experts say that the costs even out since the cost of charcoal is so much more expensive than gas.  This handy dandy barbeque selector tool from the Home Depot is an easy way to figure out which grill model is a good fit for your budget and for your cooking needs.  According to Consumer Reports you can expect to spend between $300- $500 for a good quality gas barbeque.  From my research on charcoal models, you can expect to spend anywhere from $100-$500 for a good quality grill.

Where was it manufactured?

We always evaluate where the products we buy were manufactured.  From the cars we buy to the barbeques we purchase, where products are manufactured is one factor to consider.  A few grills which are manufactured in North America include Vermont Castings and Napoleon.  Although I’m not completely against purchasing a grill which was manufactured in China, I’d rather support a company that employs North American workers.

Warranty/guarantee?

Many of the grills I have looked at include a warranty of some sort.  Some claim they have a limited warranty, some say they have a “President’s Lifetime Limited” warranty, while others have a 90 day warranty.  Check out the details of what is included in the warranty before you buy, and make sure to keep your receipt, as that will be required to make a claim.  Also check to see whether you need to register your grill in order to make a warranty claim.  I will definitely be looking out for a company that stands behind their product.

Once you have purchased a BBQ it’s important to take care of it

Be sure to purchase additional supplies for your grill like a grill cover and tools to clean it.  There is no sense spending hundreds of dollars for a grill that bites the dust in a few years because you didn’t take care of it.

So which barbeque did the Robinson family choose?  We are going with the Weber Gold Charcoal Kettle, as it has received consistently excellent reviews since its creation in the 1950’s, it is cost-effective, it stands the test of time, it is a charcoal model, and it is built in the U.S.  We looked at a competitor model at Costco which was less expensive, but it was manufactured in China, so we opted to spend a bit more for a brand that was built in the U.S.  The particular model we purchased is only available online, so it will be shipped to our house at which point we will need to assemble it (yikes!).  My loving husband is stoked about the prospect of cooking on an open flame, and I am looking forward to eating some delicious dogs and burgers very soon!

Bargainmoosers, did you buy a barbeque his year?   How did you save money on its cost?

Photo credit: Jun Seita

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April 4

Walmart Canada: Black & Decker Gas Grill Only $400 (Was $650)

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Black & Decker Gas Grill Only $400 (Was $650)

I found a super fantastic clearance deal at Walmart, that is perfect for Spring. Get the Black & Decker Signature series 6500 LP gas grill for only $398, was $646. That is almost $250 off the original price!

With 855 square inches of cooking area, your whole family can enjoy grilled ribs, chicken, vegetables and so much more with this grill. You don’t even need to turn on the stove when you’ve got the side burner for any boiling or other cooking you need to do. It even has a stainless steel warming rack in case you need to cook large meals or to warm those soft hamburger buns.

With Summer just around the corner, I’m already dreaming of hot Saturdays spent in the backyard, grilling food, my feet in the kiddie pool, some coolers by my side. Our BBQ was purchased on clearance as well, but quite a few years ago and is getting on its last legs. I’d love a larger grill, since as my boys are getting older, we need to cook more food. I can’t imagine what I’ll need when they are all teenagers!

Walmart offers free shipping on everything, so buying online actually saves you the hassle of getting this sucker into your car. It will be right on your doorstep in no time.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 3

Lowes Canada: Cyber Spring Sale

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Lowes Canada: Cyber Spring Sale

Lowes Canada has a special 2 day Cyber Spring Sale happening both online and in stores. Save on everything from paint for your house to lawn furniture and BBQs for just two days only.

This is the perfect sale to get a head start on your spring cleaning and organizing.  You can grab those items you will need to make home repairs and updates as well as getting anything else you may be needing for the coming summer season.

I found this 4 piece garden set that was $498 and is now just $398. It comes in  green and is perfect for a deck or patio.  I also found this Dewalt cordless drill with case that was $149 and is now just $119.  It would be a great gift for any handyman.

If you are looking to update your home, check out the kitchen, bath and small appliance Cyber Spring Deals.  You can update various rooms of your home for a fraction of the price.

I suggest thinking ahead to Father’s Day coming up. If dad is someone that likes to build or BBQ or even do some gardening, there are plenty of gift ideas for him in the sale!

Lowes Canada offers free in store pick up or free parcel delivery.

(Expiry 4th April 2014)

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March 20

Lowes Canada: Pre Season Clearance Sale up to 60% Off

Posted by on March 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Lowes Canada: Pre Season Clearance Sale up to 60% Off

Even though it may not look like Spring today in most parts of Canada, we have started a new season.  Lowes Canada is having a pre season clearance sale with tons of outdoor and indoor items on sale up to 60% off the regular prices.

You would think that this sale would have mostly out door items like BBQs and patio furniture and although they do have those items, they have lots of indoor deals as well.  You can save on appliances, vacuum cleaners, kitchen sinks, lighting,\ and even curtain rods along with the outdoor deals.

If you are updating your kitchen, you may want to check out this Kitchenaid dishwasher that was $1098 and is now just $698. If you want to add a great item to your deck on a budget, check out this garden mosaic table that was $118 and is now just $59.

My husband loves to BBQ year round and this Grill Gazebo that was $228 and is now $148 would be perfect for him.  It would allow him to cook in the rain, snow and sunshine and the harsh elements will stay off our BBQ making it last even longer.

This deal is both online and in stores but the selection is much bigger online.  It is a first come first serve basis as some of the items only have a coupon left.

As for the cost of shipping, Lowes Canada has free in store pick up or free parcel shipping.

(Expiry: 26th March 2014)

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March 12

Lowes Canada: Gas BBQs & Grills on Clearance

Posted by on March 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Lowes Canada: Gas BBQs & Grills on Clearance

With the nicer Spring weather we have been finally getting, it has made just about everyone I know want to BBQ.  We go for a family walk around dinner time and all you can smell is the fantastic scent of grilling in our subdivision.  If you are in need of  new BBQ or grill, check out the clearance deals at Lowes Canada.

There are 10 different BBQs to choose from.  Some are gas BBQs and some are grill, but all are worth checking out.  We have a great BBQ and it is a staple for us through three of the four seasons.  If it is nice enough, my husband will even BBQ in the winter time.  Not only is it healthier because all the fat drips down, personally, I just think BBQ tastes better than the frying pan or oven.

Here are a few of the clearance deals you will see:

We originally bought a smaller one and upgraded within two years.  We cook so often outside that it was worth it.  If I had to suggest one, I would suggest a gas BBQ if you have the hook up.  We have a propane one now but the convenience of the gas hook up and that perfect cooked taste that comes with it would be nice.

You can get these items shipping for a cost, or you can order it and then pick it up in stores for no charge at all.

(Image credit to Robbie Limary) (Expiry: Unknown)

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January 24

Walmart Canada: Black & Decker Gas Grill Only $196 (Was $398)

Posted by on January 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Black & Decker Gas Grill Only $196 (Was $398)

Can you smell the burgers grilling, the steak searing and the beer cap being twisted off? No? Well, summer is coming if you believe it is coming. Start by getting yourself a new grill and even when it is -25C out there, put on your shorts and apron and make it medium rare! Now is a great time to get a new grill because the old stock is being cleared out for the new stock, and Walmart has a Black & Decker series 4500 LP gas grill with side burner on right now for only $196, was $398. That’s quite a savings!

It has all the bells and whistles like a four-burner gas grill and a side burner for cooking side dishes, with 12,000 BTUs coming out of those burners. The ignition is so easy, I can even do it, you just push and turn. The BBQ itself is 55.3″ x 25.4″ in width and length. It also includes a porcelain steel wire warming rack.

With only three reviews, they are all great, although written inevitably by men who really don’t have much to say except, yea, I like it. One guy even said it wasn’t out of the box yet, but he is happy with it. Find out for yourself and pay less than $200 for this grill, and how can you not be happy? The last BBQ I was going to blog from Walmart sold out immediately, so don’t wait for someone to get home to decide if this is the piece for you. Just get it!

Walmart loves to ship to you for free, so add that bonus to your savings. These stores also like to ship for free with no minimum, so check them out too.

(Photo Credit: Bob Cotter)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 29

Amazon Canada: Up To 40% Off BBQ Accessories

Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 40% Off BBQ Accessories

Amazon has some hidden deals in their Deals of the Week section. You can get up to 40% off barbeque accessories.

BBQ season is not almost over, you really can keep it going all winter if you are so inclined. There is just something about a grilled steak in December that keeps me feel happy inside.

This barbeque wok is a very handy tool to have. I have one and cook all my vegetables and fish in it, since they always seem to fall between the grates. It is a breeze to clean too. Was $21.99, now $16.49.

This Lodge pre-seasoned rectangular cast iron grill press is perfect for making pressed sandwiches or meat on the grill. Was $41.99, now $28.91.

I like to grill my meats with a little salt and pepper, but a good rub goes a long way. This Steven Raichlen Kansas City barbecue rub sounds delicious! Was $12.99, now $9.52.

You really can’t grill anything without a good set of tongs. These ones from Cuisinart are 12 inches and perfect for flipping meats so you don’t let out all that juicy goodness. Was $12.99, now $9.27.

Shipping is free when you spend $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

(Photo credit: Antoine Rodriguez)

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May 19

Kitchen Stuff Plus Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Cuisinart BBQ Tools

Posted by on May 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Kitchen Stuff Plus Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Cuisinart BBQ Tools

I’m so excited that BBQ season is upon us. Get 25% off Cuisinart BBQ tools at Kitchen Stuff Plus with a printable coupon for in-store use, or a coupon code for online use.

Click here to shop @ Kitchenstuffplus.com

  • Coupon Code: CUISINARTBBQ
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 3rd June 2013

Do you know what’s worse than an overdone steak? Me neither. There are ways you can figure out done-ness by comparing the softness of the steak to your hands, but that seems like a lot of thinking. Instead, use a mini meat thermometer, regularly $14.99, now only $11.24 with promo code.

Want the flavour of smoke, but don’t want to shell out all the money for a smoker? Use a wood chip smoker box, regularly $14.99, now only $11.24 with promo code.

Pizza made on the grill is utterly delicious. Use a non-stick pizza tray like this one, regularly $19.99, now only $14.99.

Be sure to check the forum in the future for more great Kitchen Stuff Plus coupons.

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May 14

Amazon Canada Victoria Day Weekend Sale: Up To 50% Off BBQ & Accessories

Posted by on May 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Amazon Canada Victoria Day Weekend Sale: Up To 50% Off BBQ & Accessories

Amazon Canada is having a Victoria Day Weekend sale, on right now. One of the things on sale is BBQs and accessories, now up to 50% off.

With Father’s Day coming up and the start of a summer of long weekends, be prepared to cook all your food on the grill. BBQ season is my absolute favourite thing. I love taking a walk through the neighbourhood smelling all the delicious grilled meats and vegetables.

Protect your new BBQ with a Veranda Cart style barbecue cover. These are 50% off and this one is only $40.39, regularly $79.99.

This Flip N’ Easy rectangle grilling basket lets you grill meats, fish and vegetables easily, and then you can do the other side. Also 50% off, get it for only $17.47, regularly $34.99.

This cute and portable Ragalta electric grill in red lets you take it to the park, on road trips, or sits great on a balcony with limited room. Get it for only $51.35, regularly $68.32.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 13

Beyond the Rack Canada: Save Up to 60% on BBQ Items

Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Beyond the Rack Canada: Save Up to 60% on BBQ Items

I am really excited about one of the sales happening at Beyond the Rack Canada right now.  Save up to 60% on some awesome BBQ items for just a few days only.

I love to cook and barbeque and I love new and creative tools and gadgets to use in the kitchen.  They have some really awesome BBQ items that will make BBQ season this year fun.

Make your own healthy hamburgers with this hamburger press and filled burger maker that was $15 and is now $9.99. I would also love to get this Nordicware pizza pan that was $20 and is now $12.99.  BBQ pizza may sound a bit crazy but it is absolutely delicious!

They also have some great items for camping as well.  Check out this bug zapper that was $24.99 and is now just $9.99.  My kids would love taking this camping with us!

These deals are great to also keep in mind with Father’s Day just around the corner.

If you are new to Beyond the Rack, check out our coupon forum where you can get a $10 credit.

(Expiry: 15th May 2013)

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May 6

Home Depot Canada: Free Propane Tank or Free Delivery With BBQ Purchase

Posted by on May 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Home Depot Canada: Free Propane Tank or Free Delivery With BBQ Purchase

There are two great deals happening at Home Depot Canada right now. When you buy any propane gas BBQ in store, you will get a free propane tank.  If you are buying  a charcoal or natural gas BBQ online, you will get free shipping with your order.

For both deals, you will need to buy a BBQ that is $299.99 in price or more which is very reasonable.  From my experience, I have found that a BBQ is an item that you should spend a little more money on to get the better quality.  Spending $299.99 or more is really not a lot for a good quality BBQ.

In addition to the free propane tank for when you are buying your BBQ in stores, you will also get free assembly with any BBQ that is priced at $299.99 or more.  This is great because it will save you a ton of time setting it up yourself.

The online deal is also a great one.  Normally the cost of shipping would depend on what you were buying and how heavy it was.  Since a BBQ is a pretty heavy object, you will most likely be saving a bundle on the shipping costs.

Either way, if you are shopping online or in stores, it is worth checking out The Home Depot BBQ’s because of these awesome deals.

(Expiry: 15th May 2013)

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May 1

Amazon Canada: 34% Off Grill Zone Gas Grill + Side Burner – Now $355

Posted by on May 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 34% Off Grill Zone Gas Grill + Side Burner   Now $355

Grill Masters! Ready your spatulas and tongs because Amazon Canada has 34% off the Grill Zone SRGG51206 Gas Grill Plus Side Burner  – 55000 BTU in Black. Originally $534.21 ,the BBQ is on sale for $354.55.

Features:

  • 5 Stainless steel tube burners total 55000 btus
  • Powder coated steel trolley with two front doors
  • Stainless steel lid with black end caps
  • 12000 BTU Side Burner
  • 805 Square-inch total cooking area
  • Warming rack

Grill season is upon us and if you need a new barbeque for those steaks, burgers, or even cedar-plank salmon to cook on – then this deal may be for you. Of course, if you are in an apartment you should make sure you are allowed a BBQ on your patio before purchasing and then finding out that the only flame you are allowed anywhere near your house is that of a match or a lighter – if you are lucky.

Free shipping on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 5th May 2013)

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April 28

Home Depot Canada: Price Drop On Select BBQs + Free Shipping

Posted by on April 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Home Depot Canada: Price Drop On Select BBQs + Free Shipping

Home Depot Canada has dropped the price on select Weber and Brinkmann barbeques. Not only has the price been dropped, but these BBQs qualify for free shipping to your home. Time to start grilling!

The following barbeques have benefited from Home Depot’s price drop:

  • Weber Spirit E-210 Propane Gas Grill (item# 918131) Was $499.99 | Now $449.99
  • Weber Spirit E-310 NG (item# 909210) Was $649.00 | Now $519.20
  • Weber Spirit Propane Barbecue – E310 (item# 909209) Was $599.99 | Now $479.20
  • Brinkmann Elite Dual Sear Gas Grill (item# 988705) Was $379.00 | Now $329.00

You are saving anywhere from $50 to $129.80 per grill depending on which barbeque you buy. As previously mentioned, these barbeques all qualify for free shipping.

The Weber BBQs have really great reviews by happy customers like this one:

Easily the best BBQ I’ve owned and I’ve owned a few, heats up really fast for searing, and maintains heat at lower settings. I got a good price on sale. Owned it now for couple months .. I use it a lot, you can buy bigger if you want , but this one’s great. removable tray for easily cleaning it, and a drip pan. electric starter even works. solid frame , not wobbly like some.

You can check out the other reviews as well.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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