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July 5

Limited Stock: 71% Off American Tourister Galiano 20″ Hard Side Luggage – Now Just $50 & Free Shipping! *HOT!* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Limited Stock: 71% Off American Tourister Galiano 20 Hard Side Luggage   Now Just $50 & Free Shipping! *HOT!* (EXPIRED)Quick! Head over to Best Buy to grab the American Tourister Galiano 20″ hard side carry-on luggage in teal for just $49.99. It’s $120 off, which means it was originally priced as high as $169.99! Shipping is free as well as Best Buy ships orders over $25 for free.

Just to give you an idea of how awesome this deal is, check out the American Tourister Galiano 3-piece luggage set in the same colour. It’s currently priced as high as $569.99! Granted, if you only get the carry-on for $49.99, you would be missing the other pieces in the set but really, you just can’t go wrong at that price, especially for a hard side piece. Plus, maybe Best Buy will discount the other pieces shortly as well. I wouldn’t necessarily count on it but you never know!

The Galiano carry on is a 20″ hard side spinner suitcase that has a 41L capacity. It also features side and top carry handles, along with 360-degree spinner wheels for easy manoeuvring.

For me, the most important detail when choosing any kind of luggage is the weight. This carry-on weighs 3.1kg, which certainly isn’t too bad. It’s certainly better to go with a handbag of sorts if you don’t have much stock to carry, but if some of the things you need to bring are large and require more room, then a carry-on is the way to go and the Galiano’s weight is reasonable.

In the course that it took me to write up this post, the number of suitcases left at Best Buy dropped from 18 to 13. So, although this deal is set to expire in the third week of July, I suggest that you get it as soon as possible if you’re interested by it. The 71% discount is pretty phenomenal and one that you’re sure not to see any time soon again. The fact that it includes free shipping is also pretty cool as well as all you need to do is order and wait for it to arrive right at your door.

(Expiry: 23rd July 2015 or while supplies last)

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July 3

Best Buy Canada: Lexar JumpDrive 256GB USB Drive Was $250 | Now $80 & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Lexar JumpDrive 256GB USB Drive Was $250 | Now $80 & Free Shipping

Are you in the market for a large flash drive from a good brand? Then take advantage of this one-day deal from Best Buy! Originally $249.99, the Lexar JumpDrive S73 256GB USB Flash Drive is now on sale for $79.99 with free shipping.

Last time this particular flash drive reached this price was back in mid-February, and it hasn’t been down this low since. I found the same model and same size of drive being sold at Amazon Canada for $148.84. At staples, the same size and brand of flash drive – but the 75 model – sells for $229.92. At Hookbag, the same drive is over $200 depending on which listing you are looking at.

The reviews on best Buy Canada are pretty mixed. Some people seem to have lemon models – where the flash drive stops working within a week. If that happens to you, then simply return the unit. Most stores have a 14 day money back guarantee. Also, all flash drives are under a one-year warranty to cover any such manufacturer problems. Essentially, you are covered should anything go wrong. One reviewer had his own opinion about the negative reviews:

It has yet to fail me and I’ve had it for a month, and the speed is amazing and I haven’t had any problems since I got it and formatted it. I think that the people that have reviewed this don’t know how to properly use a USB. Worth the price, and the space really helps out in tight situations.

A flash drive this size can be used as an external back up for your computer. If you are afraid of losing documents, pictures, videos, and more when your hard drive decides to no longer be among the living, then this flash drive may just be your best friend. It is sad how many backups we really need to keep of stuff because technology refuses to be dependable (or rather people making the technology fail to make anything that will last longer than a few years). You cannot trust an external hard drive because it might corrupt. It is better to have two copies of everything on your computer these days.

The flash drive is also excellent for transporting files to and from work, school, and more. With endless space, you will never fill that flash drive up.

This is a one-day only deal; pick it up before the deal ends tonight.

(Expiry: 3rd July 2015)

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July 1

Samsonite Tech Series Spinner 3 Piece Set Luggage Set Was $951 | Now $300 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Samsonite Tech Series Spinner 3 Piece Set Luggage Set Was $951 | Now $300 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay (EXPIRED)

Best Buy Canada has put a huge discount today on a beautiful set of luggage – check out the Samsonite Tech Series Spinner 3 piece set. This set that clocks in at originally $950.99 is now only $299.99. That saves you 69% off the original price tag, and it will ship to you completely free.

High quality luggage can be a dream when you are traveling, but the price tag that comes along with it often is a nightmare. Luckily we have spied a great deal today on a high quality trio of luggage from Samsonite that will make your next trip easy peasy, at least for the packing part. You can pick between four different colours including:

  • Red
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Blue

This luggage has that fabulous design where the wheels spin 360 degrees no matter which way you have go. This is particularly helpful when you need to run to chase your gate, when you have to navigate crowds with multiple luggage pieces, or to help make it easier to move when you have a small or just a defiant child. The set also includes a polycarbonate shell, zippered internal compartments and mounted TSA compliant locks. A warranty of one year is also included.

I have travelled with both the straight-wheeled suitcases and the 360-degree rotating spinner suitcases, and the ability to move your suitcase quickly in any direction makes travel a million times easier. This set includes the following sizes:

  • 20 inch suitcase: 19.5″ x 9″ x 13.5″
  • 24 inch suitcase (expandable) 23.5″ x 10.5″ x 17″
  • 28 inch suitcase (expandable) – 27.25″ x 12.5″ x 19.75″

I did find a few similar sets on the market. Hudson’s Bay is trying to edge out the competition by placing the exclusive Samsonite Saturn three-piece luggage set on sale for $329. This Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion three-piece luggage set at Amazon.ca seems to be similar and it is selling for $450. Staples Canada has the Samsonite Winfield 2 Three Piece Spinner Luggage Set. This set is only in stock in the colour slate blue and is $540.

Most of the reviews include lots of love for this set:

It is really a great set. beautiful colour and light weight. I can’t describe how I love it

Here is a second happy traveller:

Very strong and reliable so far. The wheels are great and the set looks very nice! Lots of space too Samsonite Tech Series Spinner 3 Piece Set Luggage Set Was $951 | Now $300 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay (EXPIRED)

This luggage set is a solid buy and will keep you moving through the airport. If I were ready for a new set of luggage, this set in red would be on my list. Samsonite luggage keeps up for the long haul.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (All Game Systems!) Was $60 | Now $20 (FS @ $25) @ Best Buy Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (All Game Systems!) Was $60 | Now $20 (FS @ $25) @ Best Buy Canada (EXPIRED)

Best Buy Canada has the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Starter on sale across all gaming systems. This starter pack was $60 but is now only $19.99, the lowest price we have seen this set yet!

The Disney Infinity set is so incredibly cool. I really like this new trend of buying figurines that unlock special powers and more characters across a variety of games. Right now, you can grab a Marvel starter pack at a fraction of the cost to add to your toy box universe. This is the 2.0 version, not the 3.0 version that is newer on the market, but this set is still full of many hours of game play. This set is also expandable with many additional characters available separately. Your set will include the following characters.

  • Thor
  • Ironman
  • Black Widow

You will also receive the following other items in your starter pack:

  • Infinity Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Game
  • The Avengers play set piece
  • Infinity Compatible Base
  • Toy Box Game disc

This game is available for $74.96 across all game systems at Walmart.ca. Toys R Us Canada only sells this for Xbox 360 retailing at $74.99. EB Games Canada only has this available for PS4 at $74.99.

At Amazon.ca, each gaming system has a different price. Depending on your gaming system, you can save quite a bundle:

  • Nintendo Wii U- $19.99
  • PlayStation 4- $19.99
  • PlayStation 3 $49.99
  • Xbox 360- $69.95
  • Xbox One- $39.99

You can see that Amazon Canada has matched Best Buy Canada’s price on two select gaming systems, but not on all. Either way you are getting a stellar deal that is half of what we have seen it priced previously.

Over on Amazon Canada people who bought the game mention that this set is ideal for younger children. The happiest customers have children who are age 3-7, but they also mention repeatedly this is fun for the entire family. The reviews on Best Buy Canada are mixed, and all straight to the point.

New heroes and new worlds add to the original adventure and kids love it!

Shipping is free if you spend $25, and this game is close all on its own. If you order this game alone, then your shipping costs is $4.99 for a grand total of $24.98. You can add this small filler, the Gud Orange Petalooza Body Lotion which is a Burt’s Bees Brand lotion selling for $5.28. That brings your order to a total of $25.27 and your order will ship free. For twenty-nine cents, I would pick up the lotion or an alternative small filler that is as close to $5.01 as possible.

Image Credit: JD Hancock

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Best Buy: Monarch Computer Desk 7 Was $400 | Now $175 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Best Buy: Monarch Computer Desk 7 Was $400 | Now $175 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Best Buy Canada actually has a swell deal on a new computer desk / work table for your home. Originally $400, these Monarch Computer Desks are on sale for just $174.99 with free shipping compliments of Best Buy.

This desk is versatile as you can configure it to be a left-facing desk or a right-facing desk when you assemble it. This change essentially effects which side the storage drawers are put. if you are placing your desk in an area where one side is hindered, then this is an essential customizable option for your new desk.

There are four desk colours to choose from:

My price comparisons confirmed that this is indeed a very good deal. Let us do some comparing.

Lowes Canada sells the sale desk in the same four colours. The price at Lowes ranges from $240.55 for taupe and natural up to $285 for white or cappuccino. Home Depot Canada sells all four colours for $283 each. Staples Canada is a bit more reasonable at $239.20 per desk. I also borrowed a review from Staples as there are no reviews at best Buy Canada:

This is a decent desk for the price. It’s easy enough to assemble, but, for such a simple looking desk, it took me longer than I expected (4 hours). It’s not the sturdiest (e.g. the only thing connecting the set of drawers to the table top is a couple screws). However, if you don’t plan to move it around a lot, then it should be fine. Overall, happy with it. Big enough without being too big. Simple, nice design

That gives you a little more information on what the desk is like in your hands. It is a shame that the set of drawers only connect via a few screws, but you could always reinforce that connection with some adhesive strips or more screws if you were not planning on changing the configuration. I prefer not to make permanent modifications to my furniture in case I need to disassemble and move it at some point.

Overall, I think this desk is an excellent buy. if you are looking for a more minimalistic model, then the Monarch Computer Desk – Cappuccino and the Monarch Computer Desk – Dark Taupe on sale from $399.99 down to $199.99 might be a good option. In my opinion, they just have fewer features and cost more.

I also wanted to mention the sale going on at Best Buy Canada. In the furniture section they are offering the following tiered deal:

  • Buy one get 20% off
  • Buy two get 30% off
  • Buy three get 40% off

These discounts are only valid on regular-priced furniture, thus they exclude the deal above. I think this deal is better anyway – especially if you are not buying desks in bulk!

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 30

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

**Bumping this hot little deal up today. The price is even sweeter than last time!**

Do you have a baby on the way? Time to baby proof!  The Safety 1st Audio Baby Monitor & Safety Bundle was $70 but is now on sale for only $29.99 $27.99. This item also meets the $25 minimum for completely free shipping!

When you have a new baby joining the family, safety is always on your mind. As you first become a parent you glance around your home and suddenly notice many terrifying things you never noticed before. A rectangular glass coffee table goes from looking chic to imagining bumps and bruises in only a few months. Electrical outlets in your home suddenly look like a frightening place for little fingers.

Whether you have a new baby or just have a baby gift to buy, this Safety First package is a nice little set. Inside the bundle, you will find the following items:

  • Safety First Compact DECT audio monitor with 1000 foot range
  • Two nightlights to keep you from stubbing your toe in the middle of the night
  • Four latches to keep cabinets closed tight from little fingers
  • Nine electrical covers to keep little fingers out of harm
  • Window blind cord wrap to keep strings out of babies reach
  • One year limited warranty on parts

I feel a little safer just writing about all that safety gear! Seriously, this is a nice bundle to get you started kid proofing your home. When I brought my kid home, I had a tiny apartment. Whenever she was sleeping, I kept an audio monitor with me for peace of mind. I also always took a compact monitor similar to this one when I traveled. It was handy when I was visiting my family to have a compact little monitor for my suitcase. I could relax more while she slept knowing I would hear her cry.

I am not finding this exact bundle sold anywhere else in Canada. I did find the baby monitor sold several places. As the monitor should be the most expensive item in the bundle, I thought we could look at the prices for just the monitor only.

Even if you were only interested in the monitor with no interest in any of the other safety products, this bundle is still a better deal. While I do not see any direct reviews for this bundle, Safety First is a known leader in the market for baby proofing safety items. Of all the places I found the monitor, I only see one review. The reviewer liked the monitor overall but said the charger stopped working.  Your new bundle includes a warranty for a year which should give you peace of mind.

Pick this up now and you will be ready for your baby or for your next baby gift. This item is only on sale for a limited amount of time.

(Expiry: July 9th 2015)

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June 29

Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair Was $70 | Now $35 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair Was $70 | Now $35 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Do you need a basic high chair that can fold away into the corner? Check out the Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair. This compact chair was $69.99 but is now only $34.99. This chair also qualifies for free shipping from Best Buy Canada, which is good news since this deal is only available online.

If you also are struggling with what chair works for your family, you should check out this Cosco Euro Simple Fold High Chair. This chair is stand-alone with a padded seat. The chair itself is grey with a blue and white chevron seat that has a modern but neutral look. Also included is a three-point harness system to keep your kid secure and also adjusts for three different eating positions. I never thought that was important until we started trying to shimmy my daughter closer to the table in her chair. Then suddenly I was thankful for those adjustments. You also have a moulded spot into the tray that perfectly fits a cup, sippy cup or snack cup. That is also a great place to contain a few fishy crackers.

I found a Cosco folding high chair in a different colour at Giant Tiger for $59.99. At Walmart Canada, the cheapest folding highchair I could find is an Evenflow that costs $59.97. At Toys R Us Canada, the cheapest folding highchair I could find is $84.99. If you are considering the boosters that strap to a chair, most of them run around $50 also. I know I considered both, but this chair is the better deal.

This chair is also a great option if you need an inexpensive chair to leave at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. It should easily fold into the closet when you are not visiting. Having a chair at your parents place makes mealtime and snack time visits so much easier when your kid is small.

After we had my daughter, we went through several different variations of high chairs. We started with a small wooden one that attached to a chair but quickly found she grew too big for it when we attached the tray. We then picked up a monster freestanding chair that gave her plenty of room, but we were tripping over it. We picked up that chair used, and I had no idea just how disgusting it was going to be to try to clean someone else’s high chair. No matter how clean your friend is, it is going to be a gross job to fully clean a used high chair.  I personally vowed never to go through that process again. In the end, we bought a chair that was freestanding, but that could fold up in the corner when we needed a little more room.

(Expiry: July 2nd 2015)

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June 28

Best Buy Canada: JBL Micro II Portable Speaker Was $45 | Now $27 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: JBL Micro II Portable Speaker Was $45 | Now $27 & Free Shipping

Best Buy Canada has discounted the popular award-winning JBL Micro II Portable Speaker from $44.99 down to $26.99. As this speaker is over best Buy Canada’s free shipping minimum of $25, it will ship for free.

I love my tech and I know my specs but i also care about that cosmetic little nuance known as colour. The JBL Micro II Portable Speaker comes in three colour combinations:

The black is out of stock online but can still be reserved for in store pick up if you have your heart set on that colour. Personally, I am a big fan of the orange. The ‘colour’ is a bit of a misnomer because the actual speaker face is white-ish with just a band of orange around the body connecting to the orange handle.

I price compared these cute little units. Amazon Canada sells all three colours for $44.99 each. Shop.ca only has the black in stock at $44.99 as well.

I mentioned this was an award winning speaker, which is true. This JBL Micro II won the Reddot Design award. This speaker is the first ultra-portable speaker with a built-in bass port. It is small enough to slip into bigger pockets, clip on your belt, or carry in your handbag or backpack. While not Bluetooth, it easily connects to any MP3 player or smart phone with a built-in audio cable. No need to purchase that separately.

The speaker has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts approximately five hours. The beauty of these speakers is really only discovered when you own more than one. You can daisy-chain the JBL Micro II speakers together for an incredible experience.

One reviewer said:

I bought this speaker just to listen to music by the bonfire and wasn’t expecting much because of the size and price. JBL has impressed me again. i’m shocked at how well it works. It is louder and clearer than the ipod docking unit I have. Excellent purchase and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something to work with or walk with.

The reviews are actually raving on this product. I have rarely seen such a high average – 4.8/5 with 22 reviews (black) – on a speaker before. Everyone LOVES this little speaker and considers it one of the best deals they have scored.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 27

Best Buy Canada: PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive Was $80 | Now $40 & Free Shipping *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive Was $80 | Now $40 & Free Shipping *HOT* (EXPIRED)

I have never seen a 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for such a low price! Head over to best Buy Canada to purchase the PNY 128GB USB 3.0 Turbo Flash Drive that was $79.99, and is now only $39.99. As this price is over Best Buy Canada’s free shipping threshold, it will show up at your door free of charge.

This flash drive gives you huge speed and massive space in one small little stick. As this is a turbo drive, it has read speeds of up to 190MB/s and write speeds of up to 130MB/s! This is faster than your standard USB 3.0 flash drive which usually tops out at a read speed of 100MB/s.

The flash drive is compatible with PC and Mac computers and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. Rather than a retractable head or a cap that you can lose, this design has a sliding-collar. Thus, it stays all in one piece and yet will not randomly retract in when you are trying to insert it into the USB slot.

I did not actually find this deal. I was searching for USB drives for a friend of mine who just acquired himself a new computer with a decadent 3.0 port to fill. He wanted a new flash drive, thus we were throwing links back and forth. He sent this one to me to ask what I thought… and I immediately recommended he purchase it as it is 3.0, 128GB, and the best price I have ever seen for that combination. I price compared with a few other stores just to make sure:

  • $77.99 + shipping @ Tiger Direct Canada
  • $71.61 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Dell Canada

The reviews on this flash drive re, overall, positive. The flash drive rates at 3.9/5 with over 30 reviews. The main problem people point out is speed. Many people are able to get the ‘up to’ read and write speeds but others report having much slower flash drives. consistency of product appears to be an issue for PNY. One gentleman commented on the speeds he was getting:

Overall for the [money] paid it is worth it. Running ‘portableapps’ without issue. Recognized on computer immediately, no dropped connection issues. Speed is lower than advertised, but for the price and real life usage this was expected. I am averaging consistent WRITE speeds of 50 mb/s on large file transfers and 20-30 mb/s on more complex folder transfers containing thousands of small files. Some files show burst write speeds up to 130 mb/s. Would recommend and buy again.

For the price, I think this is a great deal. If you do receive a lemon hard drive, then you can always tale a screen shot of the speed and return it to Best Buy within a reasonable amount of time.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 27

Best Buy Canada: Insignia 12″ Retro Table Was $100 | Now $40 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: Insignia 12 Retro Table Was $100 | Now $40 (EXPIRED)

Today I am going to die as it is supposed to get up to 30+ degrees here in Nanaimo. My best friend is fan #1 and my second best friend is fan #2 and the runner up is my ceiling fan. If you need a new fan, pick up this gorgeous Insignia 12″ Retro table fan from best Buy Canada. Originally $99.99, this metal fan is on sale for $39.99. Receive free shipping as this product is over $25.

My fans are plastic, which is okay as they do their job but it is not exactly my preference. I like the look of metal. I like how metal is cool to the touch. Most of all, I like the durability of metal. If I kick my little plastic fan over, it is quite liable to break or at least get a split. Metal fans are durable: you can accidentally kick one and your foot will hurt more than the fan ever will.

The Insignia 12″ table fan features three fan speeds and oscillates. I am a lover of oscillation as i like to lie in bed with the fan blowing over the entire length of my body and then back again. Interesting enough, this little unit even includes a thermostat. It is a cool feature but we all know if you are using a fan then most likely ‘too hot’ is the only temperature you need to know: and you already know it.

I could not find this fan elsewhere in Canada but I did find that the fan has a $49.99 USD MSRP at Insignia. That is about $61 CAN, so I would say Best Buy’s regular retail price is a bit inflated. However, we have to remember that import goods often cost more up here than down in the USA.

As a child, I lived in front of a fan for the most part, and it was not because summers were hot. It was because I was often sick and ran a temperature. It seemed my permanent place was on the couch with my Raggedy Andy sheets and the fan blowing over me. I took comfort in that sound and now sleep with a fan on every single night. Let’s just say that a fan lasts only four years in my house.

Given the recent heat wave, I figured this was a pretty nice deal on a good looking and function fan.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 23

Best Buy Canada: Netgear Wireless N Dual Band Router (N600) Now $60 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Netgear Wireless N Dual Band Router (N600) Now $60 & Free Shipping

I have been looking for the perfect balance: a good quality wireless dual band router at a fair price. You can easily find cheap routers but the quality reflects their price. Then you can find good quality routers but the price is often over $100. The N600 Netgear Wireless N Dual Band Router (WNDR3400-100PAS) is currently on sale from $69.99 down to $59.99 with free shipping.

This may not be the deal of the century, but it is a good price on a quality router. I price compared this router with other online Canadian merchants. London Drugs sells the router for $69.99, Walmart Canada offers it for $69.93, and Staples Canada comes in at $69.81.

The good reviews on Best Buy, Walmart, and Staples impressed me. I see a lot of routers around this price and slightly cheaper barely holding on to a three star rating. In fact, one reviewer of a D-Link router (around the same price) said it worked about as well as his Rogers default router, which isn’t saying much. This wireless dual band router gets excellent reviews (for the most part):

I have had this for nearly 2 years. it works amazing. I can connect to it from outside the home. It is in the second floor and my TV in the basement can catch it and play HD contents smoothly. Once a channel gets busy, immediately switches to a free channel so your speed wont get affected by the neighboring noises.

and…

For those not needing something that’s absolutely cutting edge, this is more than enough router. I get ~22MBps from my TekSavvy cable connection with this router

Some of you may be curious: what is a dual band router and why do I need this? First, a dual band router gives you two simultaneous dual bands, which avoids interference. Running more than one computer, tablet, or smartphone off your router? This router will ensure top Wi-Fi speeds and a more reliable connection because it offers twice the bandwidth.

You need this because homes are busy and full of electronics these days. Most households have multiple phones and computers. If you are sick and tired of web browsing, media streaming, and Facebook time slowing down to a crawl when you and your family are on your devices, then you need a dual band router to handle the volume. This router will save you time. As they say, time is money. I also think it is sanity!

(Expiry: 25th June 2015)

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June 23

High Sierra Fatboy Backpacks Were $60 | Now $15 (FS @ $25+) @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on June 23, 2015 at 8:30 AM

High Sierra Fatboy Backpacks Were $60 | Now $15 (FS @ $25+) @ Best Buy Canada

Ohh backpacks are on deep discount! Checkout the High Sierra Fatboy Backpacks. These packs in several different patterns were $60 and are on clearance today for $19.97. Best Buy Canada has a special promotion right now taking an additional 25% off all backpacks and luggage automatically in the cart, bringing your total to only $14.98.

If you need a new backpack, now is the time to jump. I see multiple different patterns today that are perfect for back to school (did I say that already) should you want to stock up early. The best news is if you still need a backpack for all of your summer adventures, there are some great options for that also. This High Sierra Fatboy Backpack is available in several different colour and pattern options.

  • Black
  • Flower Pop Crimson
  • Green & Black Pattern
  • Pink and Black Rose Pattern

Included with this backpack are several different compartments to help you stay organized. There is a media port with a slot to put your music device, which is handy for kids or adults. Both the back of this pack and the straps have extra cushioning to ensure comfort. I tend to cram a little too much in a backpack so that extra cushioning can help to save me from myself so my back does not ache as much later. There is also a one-year warranty on this pack to ensure it will make it a minimum of one school year, if not more.

Staples Canada is selling this same backpack in many different styles for $37.99. Amazon Canada carries this backpack in black, pink or camo colours for as low as $41.13. Sears.ca carries the similar High Sierra Opie Backpack for $59.99.

Shipping is free at Best Buy Canada if you spend $25 or more, so I recommend throwing something else you’ve been eyeing in your cart to qualify for free shipping. If your order does not meet the minimum of free shipping, you will be charged $4.99 for shipping.

If you are looking for a filler item for your order, I would consider the putting the LeSportsac Rectangular Cosmetic Case in the pattern snappy into my shopping cart. This cute small bag was $24.97 and is on sale for $14.97. With the extra automatic 25% off it is a grand total of only $11.23. LeSportsac makes quality items, so you can be sure this little tote is not going to fall apart. I had a cheapie cosmetics case that recently unravelled in my hotel room, and was left fumbling for something to hold my toiletries. Instead of being stuck searching for a new bag like I was for half my trip, pick up this cute bag instead to hold everything all together.

No one wants to think about back to school shopping yet. A good deal hunter knows though that it is best to strike when the iron is hot regardless of the season. I do not think that neutral coloured black backpack specifically will be around long. These also make a great diaper bag if you are the mom of an active toddler or multiple kids.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 22

Today Only! Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Car Seat Was $162 | Now $80 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

Posted by on June 22, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Today Only! Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Car Seat Was $162 | Now $80 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada **BUMP**

*Bumping as this deal is back on again for today only. Grab one before it is gone!

Best Buy has a great sale price today on the Safety 1st OnBoard 35 Infant Car Seat. This seat was $161.99 but is now on sale for $79.99, today only. You will also receive free shipping with this purchase as it meets the minimum requirement of $25.

Best Buy is really pushing their home, baby and beauty line with some great deals lately. This Safety 1st infant car seat is no exception. Before my kid was born, I fretted over what car seat was safest. In the end while not all car seats not created equal, the technology of the leading companies is similar overall. Safety 1st is a known brand that provides many products focused on keeping babies and small children safe.

This particular car seat seems to have been available in many different colours for the seat cover. It is a basic model that seems to be comparable to the Graco Snugride. This seat does work for preemies, which not all seats do. On the low end of the weight limit, this seat will accommodate a baby who weighs as little as 4 lbs. They also note that this seat comes with more legroom than most. If your family is on the tall side, this might be what you need. This seat easily clicks in and out of the base, allowing you to transport your infant easily when they fall asleep in the car. You will also have a one-year warranty on the parts for this seat.

This car seat comes in several different patterns and variations. Other than the pattern on the car seat, cover there does not seem to be many differences comparing the specs side by side. Here is what I found from some of the other retailers.

There are three recent reviews on Best Buy’s website. I noticed the reviews have a higher rating and more reviews at some of the competing retailers. One user noted that the seat is not new on the market, so her car seat expiration was four years instead of six years. I think the only way you can get around that is buying a new seat that is newer on the market. The safety regulations do change quickly, and car seat expirations do not last long to ensure your baby is in the safest seat possible. Here is a happy reviewer.

I have compared many types and brands for my babies car seat, and nothing beats the quality and price of this particular one. I have recommended it to everyone.

If you need a new infant seat, this is a sure bet. You are getting a quality brand car seat that will keep your bundle safe plus a few extra features such as the extra legroom. At this price, it also makes a great second car seat for grandma’s car.

(Expiry: 22nd June 2015)

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June 21

Pre-Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Pre Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Discounts on newly released games are somewhat rare but Moosers, here’s your chance to save 20%! Until Thursday, head over to either Best Buy or Amazon to save 20% on the pre-order of two or more video games as part of E3’s special pre-order deal. This offer is only available online.

Best Buy

If you decide to pre-order games at Best Buy, keep in mind that you need to be a Reward Zone member in order to be able to take advantage of this offer. On the bright side, I’m sure many of you already are subscribed, but if you’re not, just click on the second link above to become a member for free. It only takes a couple of seconds of filling out the necessary information (one minute tops).

Once you have either registered or entered your Reward Zone membership information, then a unique promotional code will be e-mail to you. You can then use it at checkout to get your 20% discount on the pre-order of two or more games.

Amazon

If you prefer to shop at Amazon, then you need to enter the Amazon coupon code SAVE20E3 at checkout in order to get your discount once you have added to pre-order games to your cart. The following exclusions apply: Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions; Collector’s Editions, Limited Editions, Gold Editions, Limited Collector’s Editions; consoles and accessories.

Pre-order games

I tend to only buy video games once they have been officially released but a couple of days ago, I pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight as a Father’s Day gift for my hubby. The limited edition is currently sold out and on backorder anyways because of a production issue but you can pre-order the game for either PS4 or Xbox One for $69.99.

Very often, game publishers throw in bonuses for those who pre-order games and in fact, the Batman one currently even comes with the Waynetech booster pack, which includes Harley Quinn as a fully playable character. This game comes out June 23rd, so if you have been wanting to play it, I would definitely get it now for the bonus and the 2o% discount if you get another game. Here are other top choices that you could pre-order now:

The links here all point towards Best Buy but you can get all of these at Amazon if you prefer to shop there by searching for the appropriate title at the top of any Amazon page.

Your games are sure to qualify for free shipping as well as Best Buy automatically ships all orders over $20 for free and Amazon’s free shipping minimum is $25.

(Expiry: 25th June 2015)

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June 16

Best Buy Canada: Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker Was $70 | Now $40 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Fitbit Zip Activity Tracker Was $70 | Now $40 & Free Shipping

Pounce quickly on this Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker deal at Best Buy Canada as stock is dwindling! Originally $69.99, the Fitbit Zip is on sale for $39.99 with free shipping.

While tying this post, three of these units sold in the charcoal. Thus, I know this deal is quite popular. I made sure to price compare with other online retailers, just to make sure. The Fitbit Zip retails for:

  • $69.99 @ Sport Chek
  • $69.95 @ Staples Canada
  • $69.95 @ Walmart Canada
  • $69.99 @ Bed, Bath, & Beyond
  • $69.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada

There is one other place where the Fitbit Zip is discounted to this price: at Amazon Canada. Yet the Fitbit Zip is quite discounted at these two stores compared to all other retailers. I figured this was a worthwhile deal to blog even though the sale price is at two different retailers. If Best Buy sells out of the colour you want, then head over to Amazon Canada to also purchase this unit for $39.99.

There are four colours to choose from at Best Buy Canada:

The charcoal (black) unit has the lowest stock, with fewer than 20 remaining. The other three colours do not mention stock levels, thus I assume they are not low in stock yet. Usually, Best Buy Canada gives exact numbers for totals under 30 units.

The Fitbit Zip is a mini version of the normal Fitbit you know of. This unit tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned. It will wirelessly upload this data to your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Unlike the other Fitbit devices that you wear around your wrist, this Fitbit Zip fits in your pocket, clips onto your pants or belt, and even can clip onto your bra band. One reviewer said:

Great product. Makes you aware of how much/how little you are walking. Syncs with Fitbit online so you have a daily, weekly and monthly record. I have stepped up my own activity and am making some progress in my fitness journey.

If you are looking to be more active and need an extra incentive, then this is the device you want to buy. However, this will not monitor your sleep if you need that added feature. Overall, this is a good deal on a wearable tech device designed to get you moving and living a healthier lifestyle.

(Expiry: 18th June 2015)

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