Charity

July 27

Moores Canada: Receive 50% Off Purchase With Clothing Donation

Posted by on July 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Moores Canada: Receive 50% Off Purchase With Clothing Donation

Moores Canada is running their Suit Drive and currently asking for donations of good condition professional items. In return, they will give you a voucher for 50% off your next purchase.

The suit drive is collecting business clothing and shoes to donate to local charity organizations across the country to help provide the basics need for re-entering the workforce. While Moores calls this their ‘Suit Drive,’ they are looking for more than just suits. You can donate:

  • Suits
  • Sport coats
  • Dress pants
  • Casual pants
  • Dress shirts
  • Collared shirts
  • Vests
  • Dress shoes
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Long coats
  • Raincoats
  • Ties and other accessories
  • Women’s professional clothing and accessories

This is the perfect time to clean out your own or your partner’s closet of any ill-fitting dress shirts, pants, or coats. Anything that is too small, too long, too short, or too big you can then put in a bag or box and bring to your local Moores store. In thanks for your donation, you will then receive a voucher for 50% off your next purchase at Moores. There are some conditions, but those will be found on the coupon itself.

Moores is hoping to gather 50,000 pieces of clothing by the end of this month. Unfortunately, they are nearly 15,000 pieces short of their goal at this time so I hope that we can help. I know my husband has a pile of dress shirts that are too big for him, and a sports coat, so I will be donating them this week. I hope to rummage through his ties and clean those out too. There are so many ties I have never seen him wear in the four years we have been married. That is probably because I hate about 80% of them. Either way, someone else could probably wear one and get a new job with it instead of having the ties taking up space in our closet.

Women, if you have dress pants, jackets, or professional skirts then you can also help this drive. While Moores only sells menswear, they are collecting some women’s business attire to donate.

The 50% off coupon is a nice way to fill in any holes in your wardrobe as well. Perhaps you have many dress shirts but not enough pants; pick up a few pairs and receive 50% off. I have shopped at Moores before with friends, and they tend to be a good balance between price and quality.

(Expiry: 31st July 2014)

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June 1

Tim Hortons Canada Kids Camp Day June 4th: 100% Of Coffee Proceeds Donated To Children’s Foundation

Posted by on June 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Tim Hortons Canada Kids Camp Day June 4th: 100% Of Coffee Proceeds Donated To Childrens Foundation

Being a former teacher and having kids myself, kid’s charities are very near and dear to my heart.  I love it when a company steps up and does something great for kids.  Tim Hortons is one of those companies.  On Wednesday June 4th, head into your local Tim Hortons and make sure to buy a coffee.  All proceeds from the coffee will be donated to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation that day.

In honour of this charity, they are calling June 4th Camp Day. Basically, all day long from open to close, when you buy a coffee at Tim Hortons in any size, every penny of the sale will go to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation.  The funds raised on Camp Day will help to send over 17,000 children to camp this year.

There are so many economically disadvantaged kids that would normally never get the opportunity to go to camp in the summer simply because their family could never afford it.  This charity makes sure those kids get to go for free.

This year, the camp kids will be playing Capture The Flag, which is so much fun.  I actually would play it as an adult!

Camp Day in 2013 was a huge success, raising an incredible $11.8 million for the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation. It would be great to surpass last year’s success and send even more kids this year!

Additionally, you can make a donation if you feel inclined to.  If you are getting a coffee in the morning anyway, make sure it is at Tim Hortons on June 4th.  Your coffee could make a difference in a child’s life!

(June 4th Only)

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October 5

Jane Iredale Canada: 100% Profits From Bright Future To Charity

Posted by on October 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Jane Iredale Canada: 100% Profits From Bright Future To Charity

Every once in a while I like to highlight charity products that really put charity first. I see a lot of ‘pink’ products that donate a couple percent or a couple dollars to breast cancer awareness, whereas the company takes the rest for profits. I think those products are okay, but really companies are just using breast cancer fundraising as a marketing tool to sell products. Jane Iredale Canada is very different: they are selling a five eyeshadow compact called Bright Future, and 100% of profits from the sale of it will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Now this is a product I can get behind.

To me, this is one of the best breast cancer fundraising initiatives I have seen so far this month. The company makes absolutely no money off the product; instead, they give all profits to charity. I can’t stand companies that ‘profit’ from charity products, so I am enamored with this offer from Jane Iredale.

I am sure you want to know about the product, too. You get five eyeshadow shades:

  • Peach Sherbet
  • Pink Glaze
  • Red Carpet
  • Pink Cloud
  • Dusk

They come in a really pretty quilted-paper decorative box adorned with a Swarovski crystal. The product costs $35. You also get free shipping on the product because it costs over $25.

While this might not be a typical deal, I still think it is a very good deal. You get a beautiful and all-natural set of eye shadows in a lovely compact, and all profits from your purchase go to support women affected by breast cancer and give them a brighter future. Feel good, look good, and do good too.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 30

Libro Canada: Join Libro & Get $50 To Give To Charity

Posted by on September 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Libro Canada: Join Libro & Get $50 To Give To Charity

If you are considering opening a new bank account, applying for a mortgage or line of credit or starting to invest, Libro has a great deal, if you send your business their way. The deal won’t directly affect you, but it promotes giving and your chosen charity will get $50, just for you doing business with Libro.

Doing this is incredibly easy. You simply go into any Libro branch, open your new account, whatever that may be, tell them your chosen charity or youth group, they’ll send them $50.

I have to say, I absolutely love this! I feel like going and opening a new bank account, just to get money for my chosen charity! Too bad, I just opened one a few months ago or I would totally switch again. It looks like Libro has been doing this for a while. You can even see how much they have donated in your area (over $200,000 in my area alone!), and where the money has gone.

They will donate to minor hockey and baseball and other sport groups, scout groups, hospital organizations, animal rescues, public schools, theatres, wellness groups, mothering groups and so much more. If you are a charity, this would be awesome to promote on your own site and earn your group some money.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 24

Tim Hortons Canada: $1 Cookies & All Proceeds go to Charity

Posted by on September 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Tim Hortons Canada: $1 Cookies & All Proceeds go to Charity

A great deal is back on at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and by getting it, you can actually help others.  This week only, Tim Hortons has $1 smile cookies for sale and the proceeds will all go to various Tim Hortons charities in your community.

Each Smile cookie is just $1 and the entire dollar will go to charity, which is very rare for a company to do.

This charity event first started to help raise funds for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario back in 1996, but has since grown into a major fundraising event across North America. I love that Tim Hortons does this and I go in every year with my kids to grab our cookies.

As for which charity your donation goes to, all you have to do is click on their map and it will tell you exactly where your money will go to.  I live in Calgary Alberta and all Calgary donations will be going to the Calgary Health Trust – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is very close to my heart since my son was a preemie and was actually there when he was born.

(Expiry: 29th September 2013)

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June 29

Charitable Deals To Help Alberta Flood Victims

Posted by on June 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Charitable Deals To Help Alberta Flood Victims

Last week, as most people already know, various places in Southern Alberta got hit really hard with flooding that has caused a huge disaster for the animals, the people, the businesses, the landscape, and environment of Alberta.  Many people have lost their homes to this flooding and they are not covered by insurance.  Generous people and businesses are helping raise money for these disaster victims in an effort to clean up and rebuild.

There are a lot of great businesses right now that are offering portions and sometimes the entire sale of items to go directly to the Alberta Flood disaster victims.  The staff at Bargainmoose want to commend those businesses and help get the word out for these deals so that if you are planning on shopping this weekend or in the near future, you will check out these deals first so that your purchases will go to a great cause.

I live in Calgary and have witnessed first hand how much it will take to rebuild our cities and towns.  I have also witnessed how generous and supportive that many Canadians have been to their fellow Canadians helping out where ever they can.  Businesses are also trying to do their part by donating proceeds of sales and I thought I would highlight a few of those deals.

Here are just a few awesome companies jumping in to support Alberta:

Tim Hortons: Head in and get your very own Alberta Rose donut, with 100% of sales from the $1 baked good going directly to Red Cross flood relief efforts.

Charitable Deals To Help Alberta Flood Victims

Boston Pizza: Buy any medium or large pizza on July 3rd and $5 will go to the relief efforts.  This is available at every Boston Pizza in Alberta. In addition, all money raised will be matched by Boston Pizza International Inc and Boston Pizza Foundation and will also go towards the relief and recovery efforts.

Charitable Deals To Help Alberta Flood Victims

Calgary Stampede: Buy a “Come Hell or High Water” Tee and all proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund.

Cobs: They will donate 5% of all sales on June 29th and 30th to Red Cross flood relief.

Crave Cupcakes: They are donating the proceeds from their Smores cupcakes to go to the Alberta Flood relief effort.  These cupcakes are delicious by the way.

There are a ton of local businesses in Alberta that are also trying to help out. Comment below if you have heard of any other businesses that are trying to do their part in helping out the Alberta Flood disaster.  You can also donate to the Canadian Red Cross if you would like to help out.

(Photo Credits to Land Force Western Area and Hunny Bunny 888.)

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April 11

HP Store Canada: Donate $10 to WWF & Get a $50 Coupon

Posted by on April 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM

HP Store Canada: Donate $10 to WWF & Get a $50 Coupon

With this deal, everyone wins. Donate $10 to WWF Canada and you’ll get a coupon for $50 off an HP Energy Star qualified laptop, desktop, printer or display. Also, when you use your eCoupon, you’ll get free ground shipping.

HP wants its customers to know that it cares about the environment and promote its Energy Star products. Energy Star products use about half as much energy as non-Energy Star products, automatically go to sleep after periods of inactivity and use less energy in sleep mode. They also produce less heat and reduce cooling loads.

Once you make your donation, you will be mailed an eCoupon to shop in the HP store online only. It is for one-time use and can’t be combined with other offers. The coupon will expire October 31st, 2013 and you can only use one per order. When you make your donation, you must also opt in to receiving emails from HP.

If you bought the HP 2000-2b20CA notebook with your eCoupon, you’ll get it for $349.99, regularly $399.99. That price is cheaper than any other Canadian retailer sells it for.

The Officejet 150 mobile all-in-one printer is already at a way cheaper price than I could find anywhere else in Canada, but you’ll get it for only $149.99, regularly $399.99.

(Expiry: 30th April 2013)

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February 6

WWF Store Canada: Free Lindt Chocolate With Valentine’s Adoption

Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

WWF Store Canada: Free Lindt Chocolate With Valentines Adoption

What better way to show you love someone and do a good deed, than to purchase a WWF wildlife adoption kit? Right now when you purchase one of these kits, you get a free Lindt 100g Teddy Milk Chocolate. (Note that it may contain peanuts, hazelnuts or almonds.)

These adoption kits are adorable! I know many animal lovers that would love to get something like this. The great thing on top of giving to charity, getting a great stuffie and a chocolate, is that these items are also tax deductible! There are many endangered wild animals to choose from, each with their own personalized adoption certificate, story of how this gift is actually helping endangered animals, a recycled gift bag and a collector’s card. The plush animal is high quality and the detail is amazing. I’ve actually never seen a plush stuffed animal look so realistic.

My kids save $1 of their allowance each week for charity. Once they’ve saved a good amount, I let them pick a charity to donate to. This would make an awesome idea to use their charity money. We could even donate the kit to an organization looking for new toys, making this a gift that helps two organizations! My kids would love this idea and love picking out the animal. The kits are $40 each.

My favourite is the Grey Wolf, a beautiful and misunderstood animal.

My oldest would love the Emperor Penguin as he loves penguins.

My middle son would choose the Blue Shark as he loves sharks and my youngest would choose the Orangutan because he is obsessed with anything monkey.

While you are on the site, check out the sale items that are 50% off.

Shipping is free if you spend $80. If you want your kit by Valentine’s Day, you need to order by today for urban addresses using regular shipping.

(Expiry unknown)

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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!?

(Expires: Unknown)

 

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November 15

The Bay Canada: Limited Ed. Garbo Mood Ring $10

Posted by on November 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

The Bay Canada: Limited Ed. Garbo Mood Ring $10

I am a sucker for charity. Currently The bay has a Limited Edition Garbo Mood Ring listed for $10. The Hudson’s Bay Company will donate 30% of the sale proceeds to Partners for Mental Health to help raise awareness, change attitudes and improve support for mental health through campaigns like Not Myself Today.

So this is not technically a deal, and I am fine with that. What I really love about this is the ‘feel good’ quality for both the purchaser and the receiver. $3 from each purchase goes to charity… that is a lot considering some much more expensive items often only donate $2 or 2% of proceeds.

What to do with the Mood Ring? This is a feel good mood ring. You will feel good when you buy it. You will feel good when you drop it in a bunch of stockings for Christmas, and your friends/family will feel good when they receive it knowing you have made a donation to charity in their honour and they are receiving this token to remember it by.

Expiry: Unknown

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October 19

HumbleBundle.com: Pay What You Want for $157 Worth of SciFi & Fantasy eBooks!

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

HumbleBundle.com: Pay What You Want for $157 Worth of SciFi & Fantasy eBooks!

HumbleBundle makes me so happy I want to punch a clown right in the face for not bringing the same level of cheer to me. That’s right, I will cause physical harm to performers who are loved by children far and wide, just because they can’t make me as happy as HumbleBundle does!

So HumbleBundle is just about the greatest thing around. Basically, they get a bunch of content producers (traditionally mobile app devs) to donate content (traditionally mobile apps) to them so their apps can be sold with the money given straight to charity. This is a little bit of a different HumbleBundle because they are featuring $157 worth of DRM FREE eBooks!

Specifically they are offering SciFi and Fantasy eBooks. You get five books, but if you donate above the average price of, as of this writing, $13.74, you get seven more books. These aren’t your piddling 99 cent amateur Fantasy books like the stuff I write, oh no, this is high end stuff. We’re talkin’ about the likes of Bacigalupi, Scalzi and Doctorow. Not enough? Hows about I hit you with a little Gaiman and McKean! BOOM! K.O.’d!

Another great feature is that you can split where the money goes. You can give it all to the charity, all to the authors or all to the (non=profit) HumbleBundle people. You can also split it between all three and within there, you can break it up more. Really like Gaiman? Give him 50% of your money. Like Cory Doctorow and the EFF, split it 50/50 between the two. Wanna stick it to the authors and their charities!? Give it all to the HumbleBundle!

Also, I’m going to call this one right now: BargainMoose’s Benevolent Dictator for Life, Anna Waters, is going to buy this. Anna, let us know in the comments!

(Expires: 24th October 2012)

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October 17

Fun Family Freebies This Weekend

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Fun Family Freebies This Weekend

I love spending time with my family on the weekend, but it can get expensive for a family of 4 to do something outside of the house that we normally wouldn’t do.  For this reason, I often look for inexpensive and fun things to do around the city.  I found 2 activities that anyone can do this Saturday that are completely free for your family.

The first one is at Toys R Us.  They are hosting a Monster High and Hot Wheels event this Saturday October 20th from noon until 2pm in stores.  You can create your own personalized Monster High bag or Hot Wheels car and race your car on the new ultimate track.  There is no purchase required to participate and there will be a maximum of 100 per store given away.

Toys R Us often hosts these types of events and they are a lot of fun.  They can get quite busy, so my best advice is to get there early to take full advantage of the festivities.

The second family fun event that is totally free is at Cineplex movie theaters.  This Community Day Event is offering free movies Saturday October 20th starting at 9am for everyone.  There are 6 different movies to choose from and the doors will be open at 8:30am. This event will be held in select movies theaters across Canada.

There is a list of movie theaters that will be hosted for each province and I can say that there are quite a few.  In Calgary for example, the first free movie starts at 9am and the last one starts at 10am.  They have a variety to choose from that are not just for kids.  You could go see anything from How to Train Your Dragon to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.  As for the refreshments, they are not free;  however, they have priced all refreshments at just $2 each and all of the proceeds will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.  I love that this free event will be benefiting children.  My family and I have already picked out which movie we are going to see and can’t wait for this event.

These are two fun free events that you can take advantage of this weekend. Having fun with the family does not have to break the bank!

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October 3

Boston Pizza: 5 Free Kids Meals with $5 Donation

Posted by on October 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Boston Pizza: 5 Free Kids Meals with $5 Donation

Boston Pizza has a great deal on right now that will benefit both your family and others.  Donate $5 or more to the Boston Pizza Foundation and you will receive a BP Kids Card worth 5 FREE kids meals.

There are a few reasons I like this deal.  First of all it is a great deal.  Since each kids meal is priced at $6.99, you will basically be getting 5 for less than the price of 1.  You will also be entered to win free Boston Pizza kids meals for a year!

The second reason I like this deal is because the donations will be helping children and families across Canada.  Any charity that allows you to help a child in need is a good one.

The last reason I like this deal is because my family loves to eat at Boston Pizza so I get to take advantage of it!  They have such great food and my kids (who are very picky eaters) love the food as well.  We don’t often go out for dinner but if we do it is usually Boston Pizza.

(Expiry: Limited time offer)

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September 18

Tim Hortons Canada: $1 Cookies All Proceeds go to Charity

Posted by on September 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Tim Hortons Canada: $1 Cookies All Proceeds go to Charity

We love helping people to save money at Bargainmoose with awesome deals, coupons and more but it is also important to us to let you know great deals that will give back as well. This week only, Tim Hortons has $1 smile cookies for sale and the proceeds will all go to various charities.

There are a couple of things that I like about this deal.  I love that all of the proceeds go to charities not just part of them.  A lot of the time companies will only donate a portion but with Tim Hortons it is all of the proceeds. The other thing that is really awesome about this deal is that the charities are local to your own community.  Depending on where you live and which Tim Hortons you purchase your cookie from, the proceeds will go to a local charity in your community.

I live in Calgary and the proceeds for Calgary will go to the Calgary Health Trust – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  This charity deal is all over Canada and will run all this week.  This is a great way to get a treat and help out your community while doing it!

(Expiry: 23rd September 2012)

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June 5

Tim Hortons Camp Day (June 6th)

Posted by on June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Tim Hortons Camp Day (June 6th)

Not only do we like to save people money with coupons, deals and sales at Bargainmoose, but also we like to make sure you know about useful places your money can go to.  At every Tim Hortons in Canada and US, June 6th 2012 is Camp Day. Tim Hortons will be donating every penny from their coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

Here is a brief description of the charity:

Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10 day summer camp session, or a seven day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation’s six camps.  All children who attend camp are selected by Tim Hortons store owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp. During their stay at camp, kids participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to build self-confidence, self esteem and leadership.  The Foundation is committed to providing an enriched and memorable experience for campers, giving them confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and a more positive view of the world and their place in it.

I know there are many coffee drinkers out there that love their morning coffee. On June 6th, get your coffee at Tim Hortons and make a difference in a child’s life.  You can help send over 12,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime just by getting your coffee at Tim Hortons June 6th.

(Expiry 6th June 2012)

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