Costco Canada

May 24

Costco Canada: $20 Off 4 x 4kg Scotts Supreme Grass Seed – Now $80 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Costco Canada: $20 Off 4 x 4kg Scotts Supreme Grass Seed   Now $80 & Free Shipping

Want a perfect and lush evergreen lawn? Then get ready to put in some work! Luckily, Costco has a pretty fantastic deal on grass seed but only until the end of the day! Usually priced at $99.99, you can currently save $20 on 16kg of Scotts Supreme Grass Seed and get it for just $79.99 with absolutely free shipping.

As it turns out, there is only one day left to this deal, so if you’re in need of grass set, I suggest you jump on it before it expires at 11:59pm tonight.

As I already mentioned, this deal includes free shipping, but keep in mind that you will be receive four bags of 4kg (8.8lbs) each. Plus you can use this grass seed on any part of the lawn as it’s all-purpose and does great in both sunny and shaded areas. It’s also appropriate for over-seeding, lawn repair or even a new lawn.

For the grass experts out there that are interested, this grass seed contains red fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

At Canadian Tire, I found a similar Scotts grass seed, the Scotts pure premium sun & shade grass seed priced at $14.99 for 1kg. So if you were get 16kg, which is how much Costco’s deal includes, then you would be looking at paying $239.84!

Although I recently bought a tomato plant (after receiving loads of very helpful tips from Kristy, mind you), my thumb couldn’t be further from being green. A couple of weeks ago, when it was still too cold to even consider this, I visited my local Home Depot to see what I could do about my lawn as it’s in a pitiful state. Although I have yet to use it as it’s been pretty chilly here lately, I walked out with a bag of Scotts grass seed. If you want perfect lawn, then this is what you’re going to need but what hardly anyone ever tells you is that there is a lot of watering required, as you can see by this review:

I watered the lawn every morning and evening, non stop for 3 weeks. It takes LOTS of water. On a bright side our lawn looks like a golf course now. We have that thick dark green coverage in front of our house. The grass is equally beautiful on north and south side of the house. This product won’t provide any results without some TLC.

That’s actually the only review this Scotts grass seed has on Costco’s product page, but it’s a 5/5 star one, especially with the pro being that the lawn looks like a gold course. The only con is that it’s: “labour intensive needs lots of watering“, which is really quite understandable.

(Image Credit: Ian T. McFarland)

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 18

4×6 Photo Prints For Only $0.10 Each @ Costco Canada

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

4x6 Photo Prints For Only $0.10 Each @ Costco Canada

The warmer weather has arrived, and my phone is already full of adorable photos of my two year old son. To make some space and preserve the moments, I need to get these pictures printed. Right now Costco Canada has a promotion where you can print 4×6 photos for just $0.10 each. There is no telling how long this will last, so get your order in while you can.

A picture is worth 1000 words, or so they say. To me, some pictures are priceless. How many photos do you have on your phone or computer that are memories you never want to forget? I have lost important photos countless times due to my electronics crashing. To make sure you keep your memories forever, get your photos printed. Now is the time to do so, Costco Canada has their popular promotion going on right now where you will pay just $0.10 per 4×6 photo print. That is a great price compared to what other Canadian retailers are charging. Take a look at this price comparison:

While I am a tad disappointed that they no longer seem to offer their $0.08 per 4 x 6 photo promotion, I am content with paying $0.10 each. There is no minimum amount of photos of required, and no maximum as well. This is awesome because other competitors like PhotoLab seem to offer prices similar to this when you order a minimum of 75 or 100 photos.

You will need a Costco membership to take advantage of this promo. This is simply because Costco.ca does not offer shipping right to your home when you order photos. You will have them shipped to your closest Costco Canada location for free and be able to pick them up at your earliest convenience. They will give you an estimate wait time at the end of your purchase, but I have never had to wait longer than a week for my priceless photos to arrive. I also find their quality to be much better than Walmart and some other competitors, but everyone has their different opinions when it comes to that.

So, Moosers, what are you waiting for? Sign up for your free account online at Costco.ca to get started. Just remember you will need to present a valid Costco membership card to pick up your offer.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 17

Costco Canada: $115 Off Summer Infant Baby Zoom Wi-Fi Video Monitor – Was $225 | Now $110

Posted by on May 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Costco Canada: $115 Off Summer Infant Baby Zoom Wi Fi Video Monitor   Was $225 | Now $110

Have you been looking for a baby video monitor? Costco has a pretty awesome deal on one! During the next couple of days, you can save 51% on the Summer Infant Baby Zoom wi-fi video monitor and get it for just $110.24, instead of its usual price of $224.99. Shipping is free as well.

Think of this video monitor as it being a regular baby watching device but with added wi-fi capabilities. This means that you can watch your baby from your smart phone, tablet or laptop, whether you’re at home or perhaps at work. It also has two-communication, so you could directly try to soothe your baby without actually going into the room.

As this is a wi-fi baby monitor, you can rest assured that it is secured with a login and encrypted video. Just make sure to make your password extra complicated with loads of different letters, numbers, capitals, etc.

It can also monitor the room temperature, and will allow you to pan, scan and zoom, whether during the day or night.

Arguably, at 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller scale when it comes to baby video monitors but at this price, it should be more than manageable. You don’t exactly need the largest screen either as after you get over the initial urge to check on your baby every single second, you will then only glance at it when you hear your baby stir or wake.

There are no reviews for this video monitor on Costco’s site but at Toys R Us, where it’s currently on sale for $249.98 (reg. $299.99), it has a total score of 3.5/5 stars with 16 ratings. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

I am able to scan the entire room. I like that I am able to view & communicate with them with either the original unit or with my phone. the screen on the unit itself is pretty tiny but it’s a good size on my phone. The camera moves at the touch of a finger, faster on the unit, slightly delayed on the wifi. I like that you can add a second camera and I will likely use this as a nanny cam. It works well both in day light (colour) and in darkness (black and white).

Another reviewer pointed out the poor battery life, which they stated as coming down to 60% after two hours. I would argue that compared to other video monitors, this actually isn’t too shabby! I have the Motorola video monitor and it seems that all I do all day every day is charge it. Poor battery life seems inevitable with baby video monitors, especially when these are techier like the Summer Infant one as it as wi-fi capabilities.

(Image Credit: stacylynn)

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 12

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Premium Toothbrush 2 Pack Was $180 | Now $145 & Free Shipping @ Costco Canada

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Premium Toothbrush 2 Pack Was $180 | Now $145 & Free Shipping @ Costco Canada

Dental care is important, and you are the first line of defence for your teeth. Start a healthier habit with the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Premium Toothbrush. This double pack was $179.99 but is now $144.99 and includes free shipping to your door.

I had no problems with dental care until I had my daughter, not even a cavity. In the time I was pregnant, my daughter managed to leech enough minerals that now I have trouble with cavities. My friend just had a baby and is also having the same issue. I had been using a manual toothbrush previously, but my dentist recommended upgrading to an electronic toothbrush to get a better clean.

If you too need to upgrade, now is your chance. This Philips Sonicare Flexcare Toothbrush is on sale in a double pack, much cheaper than you would pay for a single toothbrush. This kit comes with two electronic toothbrushes, two brush heads, a UV sanitizer to keep your brush clean with the charger integrated, two travel cases and a travel charger. This is a great pack to split within a family. Even if you are on your own purchasing this, I would like the double pack for travel so I could keep one at home and one for on the go. You also have two programs with timers to make sure you clean for the recommended amount of time each day.

Price Comparison

The discount on this item may look initially small, but if you compare it to what else is available on the market you are saving quite a bundle. Over at Amazon Canada, you could pick up this same double toothbrush set for $239.95. Best Buy Canada carries this same toothbrush in a single pack for $199.99, which is still more expensive than the Costco double pack. It would cost you $399.98 to pick up two of these at Best Buy Canada.  Shop.ca had these toothbrushes on sale for $129.99 for one toothbrush but are sold out. Buying two would have cost you $259.98 if they were still available. London Drugs has a similar Flexcare toothbrush in a platinum edition instead of this premium edition selling for $199.99, or $399.98 if you bought two. Costco Canada’s deal on a double pack of these toothbrushes is looking great now.

Reviews

If you are looking for an electronic toothbrush with sound reviews, this brush has it. Over at Costco Canada’s website, there are ten reviews and every single review is rated as five stars. Here is one happy reviewer.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Premium Toothbrush 2 Pack Was $180 | Now $145 & Free Shipping @ Costco Canada

You do need a Costco membership to grab this deal, or a friend with a membership who will help you out. On the Costco website, it mentions you can grab this deal in store at some locations. With free shipping, I would let them bring it to me rather than fight the crazy Costco parking lot.

Image Credit: Mike Burns

(Expiry: 17th May 2015)

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May 10

Costco Canada: 2 x $50 WaySpa e-Gift Cards For Just $75!

Posted by on May 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Costco Canada: 2 x $50 WaySpa e Gift Cards For Just $75!

Mother’s Day is already upon us and if you are still frantically searching for a gift or perhaps are looking for a gift to make it up to your Mom for forgetting this iconic day, then I found a pretty sweet deal for you (though of course, anyone can take advantage of this too!): at Costco, you can get 2 $50 WaySpa e-certificates for just $74.99 — that comes up to 25% or $25 off.

Today, my Mother admitted to me that she still hasn’t used a spa gift card that she received as a gift last Christmas. To me, that seems like pure madness. Having become a Mom myself last year, I have been dreaming of going to a spa for a while now and if I had received that same card, I would have probably tried to go the same day! Well okay, maybe the following day, but you get my point!

Every now and again, we blog about WaySpa deals as they frequently have a promotion where you can get a $50 gift card for $39. In fact, we have had one such WaySpa coupon code posted on the Bargainmoose forum for a couple of weeks now but Costco’s deal is slightly better as if you were to get two gift cards directly from WaySpa, then you would be looking at $22 in savings, whereas at Costco, it’s $25.

You need to have a Costco membership to get the gift cards but what’s cool about this deal is that they come in the form of e-certificated. This means that there is no waiting for the mail to arrive and if you’re looking for a late Mother’s Day gift, then this one is super awesome as you just need to buy and print. Plus, even if you don’t have a printer, you could just directly forward the e-mail to your Mom or whoever else you’re gifting it too.

Speaking of which, this isn’t just a perfect gift for Mothers! You could get it for yourself or even treat a significant other to a nice relaxing time. WaySpa gift cards may be redeemed at over 2000 spa and wellness salons across Canada, so there are plenty of location options to choose from!

(Image Credit: Dennis Wong)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 25

Costco Canada: $30 Off Ooma Telo 2 VoIP Home Phone Service Bundle (+ 3 FREE Premier Service Months – $60 Value)

Posted by on April 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Costco Canada: $30 Off Ooma Telo 2 VoIP Home Phone Service Bundle (+ 3 FREE Premier Service Months   $60 Value)

Are you still using a landline phone to make all of your phone calls? Get Ooma instead. It will allow you to make free Canadian and long distance calls just by using your internet. Right now at Costco, the Ooma Telo 2 VoIP home phone service bundle is on sale for 99.99 (reg. $129.99) and also comes with a bonus offer of 3 free months of premier service, which is a $59.97 value.

To call anywhere in Canada or internationally, all you need to do is plug the Ooma, connect it to your internet and use a regular phone. There’s no need for a PC or even a headset as everything is done via your internet connection.

What I find cool about the Ooma is that even if your internet happens to crash, then all calls will be re-directed onto your cell phone.

As I already mentioned, this Costco deal includes 3 free months of Premier service but after that, you would need to subscribe to the service and the costs depend on the features that you want. At its core, the Ooma Premier is $9.99 per month (or $119.99 per year) and you have the option of tacking on additional features like: enhanced voicemail, number porting, extended warranty, directory assistance and a couple of others.

Out of 21 reviews on Costco’s site, the Ooma scored an impressive 4.1/5 stars with reviews like this one:

I have been on Netalk and tried Magic Jack. No way they come close to OOMA. Cost is more but well spent. Setup was easy. The others dont have customer service. OOMA is great.

Alternatively for those of you with a business, the Ooma Office VoIP business phone service is $50 off. Originally priced at $249.99, it’s now $199.99 and includes 3 Linx wireless phone jacks, conference calling and get ready for this… a virtual receptionist. Plans for this one start at $19.98 per month and you have the option of transferring your current number.

I’m sure some of you would prefer to pick up an electronic like this in-stores but there’s no way of checking if your local Costco carries the Ooma. On the bright side, if you order online, then it will be shipped straight to your door for free within 4-10 business days, with every chance of it being even quicker than that.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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April 20

Costco.ca: Canada Golf Card Just $40 (Up To 50% Off Greens!)

Posted by on April 20, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Costco.ca: Canada Golf Card Just $40 (Up To 50% Off Greens!)

Golfing season is nearly upon us and it may even have started for some of you Moosers, so here’s a nifty little special that you’re going to want to take advantage of if you’re an avid golfer or know someone who is: at Costco, you can get the Canada golf card for just $39.99. Shipping is always free at Costco as well.

At their official site, the Canada golf card is actually priced at $49.95, so in all actuality, Costco’s price is $10 less or more precisely, it’s a 20% price reduction. For anyone who golfs regularly, a one-time season fee of $40 is sure to yield a whole lot more savings in the long-term.

Plus, this card is good for until the end of the year. Of course, the cold and snow will eventually get in the way of that but it’s cool that there is no set date towards the end of summer or even fall, especially since different golf courses close at varying dates.

I have to admit that I had never heard of the Canada golf card before spotting it at Costco but the fact that it features the following perks definitely sounds like it’s more than worth it:

  • Up to 50% off over 500 golf courses in Canada
  • 2,500+ saving coupons
  • Works on certain courses in the USA (incl. Washington & Arizona)
  • Select discount at driving ranges & golf academies

What’s interesting is that next to the part where it says that this card may be used at over 500 golf courses, there is also a mention of: “now featuring Ontario golf courses!!” with two explanation points like that, which makes me thing that this is perhaps a newly added feature. Another cool part about the card is that you can use as many as four coupons per golf course!

If you have a smart phone, then you can also get the Canada Golf Card app on either iTunes or Google Play Store. This way, you won’t need to carry your card or coupon book around with you and will be able to easily see all of the discounts and features available directly from the comfort of your own hand. Costco.ca: Canada Golf Card Just $40 (Up To 50% Off Greens!)

(Image Credit: Tord Sollie)

(Expiry: 31st December 2015)

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April 13

Costco Canada: $40 Off Bissell SpotBot Pet Deep Cleaner – Now $100

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Costco Canada: $40 Off Bissell SpotBot Pet Deep Cleaner   Now $100

Cleaning after pets is serious business, especially if yours shed a lot. Costco has just discounted the Bissell SpotBot pet deep cleaner by $40. Originally priced at $139.99, it’s now on sale for just $99.99. Shipping is free as well.

According to its description, the Bissell SpotBot pet deep cleaner “cleans deeper, better and faster due to its innovative new “needle” technology”, an attribute that I’m particularly curious about because with two long-haired cats, my place is in need of a good vacuuming every couple of days. With a one year old baby crawling around everywhere, it’s hard to keep up with all of the cleaning and even then, it feels as though the vacuum I have just doesn’t do as good of a job on carpets as perhaps this Bissell one might.

Do keep in mind that this cleaner is best used on rugs or even material couches. In fact, I’m even tempted to get it for those times that something gets spilled on the carpet. There’s nothing worse than having to get on your hand and knees to scrub the stain away, so if a hand-held cleaner can do the job, than that’s even better!

Although Costco has reduced this cleaner by $40, it’s actually more expensive at other stores. While Amazon has it on sale for $149 (Reg. $223.99), Sears is selling it for $169.99. Since Costco’s site doesn’t have any reviews for it, here’s one I found at Sears:

This is the best upholstery cleaner I’ve ever owned. I have 2 pugs and clean my couch weekly as a result. The Bissell SpotBot makes this job quick and painless and does a fantastic job deep cleaning the fabric.

At Sears, this pet deep cleaner actually has 12 reviews with a total rating of 4.2/5 stars — that’s pretty good in my book! Another reviewer also mentioned how great this cleaner is on fur balls or even little gifts that pets sometimes leave on carpets. I have had to throw away a carpet in the past because there was just no salvaging the mess of fur balls, spills and gifts but I’m sure that if I had used the Bissell cleaner to spot clean, then it would still be in perfect condition!

(Image Credit: Adam Gerard)

(Expiry: 26th April 2015)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
March 28

Costco Canada: Champion 4000W Gasoline Generator Was $480 | Now $330 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Costco Canada: Champion 4000W Gasoline Generator Was $480 | Now $330 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Costco’s got a fantastic deal on the Champion 4000W portable gasoline generator. It was originally $479.99 and now only $329.99, which is an astounding $150 off. You’ll also get free shipping as always from Costco.

Why do you need a generator?

There are so many reasons why a generator would make your life easier and prepare you for emergencies. Remember the huge ice storm they had in Quebec that knocked out power for days? Remember the blackout of 2003 that made sure many of us didn’t have power? I remember it fondly as I had to break into my house when I couldn’t open my garage with my garage door opener. With our weather and storms getting more and more severe, having a backup generator is almost a must-have.

Besides my doomsdays predictions, there are other reasons a generator is a great tool to have for the ready. If you like camping, they are great to take along with you for an alternate source of power. They are great on a jobsite that might not have power close to where you need to power your tools.

This generator is CSA approved and will run for eight hours on a 50% load with a full tank. It has a low oil shut off sensor and is easy to maintain so you can pass it down to the next generation.

I didn’t really find this generator for sale at stores in Canada, but I did find that Canadian Tire sells it in store and during the last sale they had on, they sold it for $400, which is quite a bit over the sale price that Costco now has it on. I also found a few reviews on Canadian Tire’s site, where it is rated highly with five stars:

We had a power outage and flooded my basement. That night my husband bought this generator and I like it because I can actually start. The pull is easy. Every once in while he askes me to start it so I be ready to use it, since he is gone alot. Thank you, we are pleased with this. 

Besides there, I found it at quite a few stores in the U.S., like Camping World, Home Depot and Walmart.com. None of those stores even came close to Costco’s sale price, which is actually rare, as I usually find the U.S. stores to have the cheaper prices (they just would cost too much to get to us, if they even ship here). I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is a pretty smoking deal.

(Expiry: 29th March 2015)

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March 24

In-Stores Only: $6 Off Huggies 1,160 Pack Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes – Now Just $20.49 @ Costco (HOT!)

Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 5:02 PM

In Stores Only: $6 Off Huggies 1,160 Pack Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes   Now Just $20.49 @ Costco (HOT!)

No joke, I had been waiting for Huggies wipes to go on sale at Costco for a couple of months now and I’m so happy to see that they’re $6 off again that I’m probably going to buy 5 boxes! Usually priced at $26.49, you can get a box of 1,160 Huggies Natural Care Plus wipes on sale for just $20.49. This offer is only in-stores.

Apparently these wipes went on sale in February but I have to admit that I missed that sale. Last time I saw these wipes get reduced by $6 last summer, if I remember correctly, and at that time, hubby thought I was crazy for getting 6 boxes. Luckily, my hoarding paid off because not only did we not have to worry about getting more wipes for more than half a year but we also saved $36! Every penny counts when you have a baby, especially a newborn. In Stores Only: $6 Off Huggies 1,160 Pack Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes   Now Just $20.49 @ Costco (HOT!)

Do keep in mind that this offer in-stores only and you need to be a Costco member to take advantage of it. If you’re not a member, then you could always go with someone who is as any member is allowed to bring one non-member guest.

In a fit of desperation for more wipes, I bought that Kirkland Signature Tencel baby wipes that were discounted by $4.50, down to $23.49. Reading reviews online convinced me to get them but even discounted, it wasn’t as good of a deal as the reduced in priced Huggies ones.

Here’s a quick price comparison of the prices for each box:

  • 1,160 Huggies wipes @ $20.49 = $0.018
  • 900 Kirkland wipes @ $23.49 = $0.026 per wipe

So not only are the Huggies boxes a significantly better deal over the Kirkland ones but I also prefer them. The Huggies ones never dried out, while the Kirkland seem to quickly lose their wetness if the bag happens to be left open accidentally. I like that the Kirkland wipes are softer to the touch but since they’re slightly bigger than the Huggies ones, it made me wonder if maybe that was the reason for there being less wipes per box (900 instead of 1,160 or more).

Both brands are great but from a budget standpoint, there really isn’t any arguing with which brand is the most economical one. I believe that most Costco warehouses also currently has Frozen-themed boxes of Huggies wipes, which could be exciting if you have other kids who are currently obsessed with this Disney movie.

(Image Credit: Raul A.)

(Expiry: 5th April 2015)

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March 23

Costco Canada: 20% Off de Buyer Heavy Duty Black Steel Fry Pan (8″ or 9.5″) – Now From $29 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Costco Canada: 20% Off de Buyer Heavy Duty Black Steel Fry Pan (8 or 9.5)   Now From  $29 (EXPIRED)

Mmmm hungry yet? It’s still too cold for barbecuing but you could make hamburgers using a frying pan instead! Luckily, the de Buyer heavy duty black steel fry pan is 20% off at Costco and you can get either the 8″ one for $28.99 (reg. $35.99) or the 9.5″ one for $31.99 (reg. $39.99). Costco also offers free shipping.

All things considered, a 20% discount isn’t that dramatic, however, it’s the fact that this pan is significantly more expensive at other stores that is of important consideration.

At Amazon, the 8″ de Buyer fry pan is listed at $76 by de Buyer themselves. So if we compare to this price to Costco’s current price, then it actually comes up to nearly 62% in savings — can’t argue much with that price comparison!

I love Costco for this exact reason. Even items at seemingly full price are usually less than the prices you would see at other stores. Plus when there are price reductions, you can rest assured that you’re most likely paying significantly less. This isn’t always the case and it’s always price comparing but it does hold true most of the time.

To get back to the de Buyer fry pans, both of these sizes are made from extra thick black steel. de Buyer fry pans are also made in France and the cool part about them is that they feature a “Lyonnaise” profile, which enables the food to easily slide off onto the plate because of a high flared and curved skirt. This is an aspect that I’m particularly intrigued about because food I make tends to slide off onto the table instead of into the plate!

In case you need any more convincing, here’s another review:

I’ve been in the professional kitchen since the 80’s. These pans will not disappoint. They will season over time, and be as non stick as any coated pan, without the chemicals. My kids will have these one day, when I stop cooking….

(Image Credit: Chichacha)

(Expiry: April 5th 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 17

Contest Round Up: $10,000 Las Vegas Getaway, All-Inclusive Tropical Vacation, & More!

Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Contest Round Up: $10,000 Las Vegas Getaway, All Inclusive Tropical Vacation, & More!

Saint-Patrick’s Day is slowly creeping to an end and so are some of the promotions that Brooke mentioned in her Saint-Patrick’s day coupon round-up this morning but if you would rather enter for a chance to win something instead of spending money, then check out this compilation of awesome contests!

Contest Round Up: $10,000 Las Vegas Getaway, All Inclusive Tropical Vacation, & More!

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cleaning supplies

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Win the ultimate

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Visit South Walton

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$1,000 workweek wardrobe

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Icebreaker

$1,500 Merino apparel

or $500 of Icebreaker

Good luck Moosers!

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 3

Costco Canada: Neato Botvac Was $480 | Now $380 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Costco Canada: Neato Botvac Was $480 | Now $380 & Free Shipping

Want the vacuuming done for you? Well, you truly can have your cake and have the mess cleaned up too with the Neato Botvac, on sale at Costco right now. This Neato Botvac 65 pet & allergy robotic vacuum was $479.99 and now only $379.99. Of course, Costco will also give you free shipping too.

With three kids, a dog and two cats, you can imagine what my floors look like. Some days I really feel like giving up and moving into a barn because no matter how much I sweep or vacuum, I can find crumbs, dog hair, dirt, food and much more everywhere. I’m really considering these vacuum so I can just start it after the kids leave for school each day then again after they go to bed. Then, it will be at least clean twice during the day when the kids are not around!

With this robotic vacuum, you can even schedule cleanings. It has an advanced laser guided mapping and navigation system, which means it knows where it has already been and where it will go next. It definitely has that advantage over me already. Even better, you don’t even have to remember to recharge it, it returns to the base itself and recharges! Again, another advantage over me and my kids who don’t know when to go to bed.

You will, however, have to empty the extra-large bin on a regular basis. It can’t do everything, you know.

Looking at price comparisons at other Canadian retailers, Amazon sells this by a secondary seller for $504. I couldn’t really find it elsewhere, but Walmart does have a large selection of Neato robotic vacuums, all selling for more than the price of this vacuum.

There is only one review on Costco’s site, but it is a fairly comprehensive one, giving it five stars out of five. Their only issue was that the filter needed to be replaced often, which I would assume would be typical of any smaller vacuum like this with a small filter that does its job. Luckily, Costco also supplies you with four bonus filters, which should last you about half to a full year.

I have two dogs and fairly large one bedroom apartment. This vacuum quietly (I wasn’t expecting that) cleans the entire apartment on a single charge —with plenty charge left at the end of a cleaning cycle). It also navigates under and around all of my furniture, and manages to climb over low-lying obstacles (like a large rubber bump strip that hides the coaxial cable). It also moves from room to room without difficulty and does the whole apartment on a single charge.

Bargainmoosers, have you tried this vacuum and what are your thoughts? I need a mini robot to do my cleaning!

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

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March 2

Costco Canada: Clearblue Fertility & Pregnancy Tests $10 Off *BUMP*

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Costco Canada: Clearblue Fertility & Pregnancy Tests $10 Off *BUMP*

*BUMP! With spring approaching, that can only mean one thing: baby making time. I’ve bumped this awesome deal from Costco for all you baby-makers out there* I feel like everyone around me is pregnant or having babies. My baby days are most likely over, but I found this great deal for all the procreators out there. Costco has Clearblue fertility and pregnancy tests on for $10 off their already competitive prices.

If you are trying to get pregnant, you might want to consider a digital ovulation test. These are hugely helpful for people who might think they know when they ovulate, but don’t really know. I did use an ovulation predictor when I was trying to get pregnant the first time, but luckily for me, I didn’t need it as I got pregnant almost the first month I tried. I know others who aren’t so lucky and this could be a great tool. What it does is detect your LH surge, which is when you ovulate. This means that you are about to ovulate, which translates to getting in the bedroom, stat! I think it is most helpful to use also as data for when around you’ll ovulate each month. This product has fantastic reviews and this one gives me a little tear in my eye:

After many years and many different medical intervention that never resulted in a pregnancy, I decided to try these instead of the other opks I usually purchase, well, low and behold, I got pregnant, after 7 years…. I strongly recomment testing twice a day (AM & PM) this way, chances of missing your surge are minimal :).

There are 20 in the box, which means this will last you quite a while depending on how often you test. Costco’s price is $49.99, with a regular price of $60.99. As for price comparisons, Amazon sells this exact set for $47.99 from a secondary seller. Well.ca sells seven tests for $54.99, which is $7.86 a test compared to Costco’s price of $2.50 a test. That is a huge saving!

Once you’ve done the deed and want to find out if you are pregnant, get yourself a pregnancy test. The Clearblue digital pregnancy test with conception indicator is also on sale, now $38.99 with a regular price of $48.99 for three packs of two tests. This test won’t just tell you if you are pregnant, it will tell you how many weeks you are too. It is a very sensitive test too, which will tell you up to four days early in most cases. If you are anything like me, buying a two-pack (and more) is essential. When I first got pregnant with my oldest, I didn’t really believe it and ran out and bought three more tests. It is also useful if you test a little too early and need to test again, or if you aren’t pregnant this month. Well.ca sells one pack of the two tests for $24.99 and Walmart sells it for $13.77, which still make Costco’s bulk on sale price the best.

Shipping is also free.

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

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February 22

Costco Canada: $35 Off Garmin Nuvi GPS – Now $145

Posted by on February 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Costco Canada: $35 Off Garmin Nuvi GPS   Now $145

Need a GPS? The Garmin Nuvi 56LMT $35 off at Costco right now. Instead of its usual price of $179.99, you can get it for just $144.99 (+ $2.75 eco fee). Shipping is also free.

Do you get lost a lot? A friend of mine does all the time and for whenever she finally gets her license, I will more than likely get her a GPS and certainly a Garmin one, which is an extremely well-known brand for its accuracy and performance.

Personally, I always use my iPhone as a GPS but given that the use of a cell phone is actually illegal in my province, I would much rather be using an actual GPS device. I’m sure a couple of you Moosers may have a special stand for your phones, which is great, but I’m not a fan of it leaching my data, especially when I don’t have a lot of data to begin with on a monthly basis!

This GPS boasts a 5″ screen, a 480 x 272 resolution and comes pre-loaded with maps for both Canada and the U.S. It also has a battery life of up to two hours, along with a speed limit indicator, a lane assist and most importantly, lifetime map updates, which means that you won’t have to worry about shelling out more money for these.

In terms of a price comparison, the Garmin Nuvi 56LMT GPS is currently being sold for $199.99 at Staples. I also found it for $140 at Amazon.com but unfortunately, it does ship to Canada.

Speaking of which, although there are no reviews for this GPS on either Costco’s or Staples’ sites, on Amazon.com, there are 155 reviews with a total of 4/5 stars — that’s pretty awesome if you ask me! Here’s one such review:

One of the most intuitive GPS I’ve ever used. Accurate positioning. Highly responsive processor for upcoming turns. Voice directions clear and unrobotic. Free lifetime map updates so you don’t get constantly gouged by Garmin. Highly functional trip computer. Appreciated position coordinates and terrain elevation.

And here’s something worth noting:

On the negative side the manual that comes with it is pretty useless. You really have to go to the Garmin site and download the manual. That one is fairly good, but I have still had to figure out several things by trial and error. For example it doesn’t explain how turning on and off power works very well. But it turns out that if it is powered from an outlet that turns off with the ignition, it turns on and off with the ignition, so you never have to touch the power button if it is just used in the car.

(Expiry: 1st March 2015)

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