Costco Canada

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)

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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)

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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!

Costco

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(member only)

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Save.ca

1/5 $100 worth of

cleaning supplies

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Win the ultimate

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Blame Betty

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Fragrance Buy

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Visit South Walton

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All-Inclusive tropical vacation
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$1,000 workweek wardrobe

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Icebreaker

$1,500 Merino apparel

or $500 of Icebreaker

Good luck Moosers!

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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)

Photo credit: SMN

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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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January 26

Costco Canada: Blendtec Designer Series With Wildside & Mini Twister Jar Was $500 | Now $400 & Free Shipping

Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Costco Canada: Blendtec Designer Series With Wildside & Mini Twister Jar Was $500 | Now $400 & Free Shipping

Costco’s got a fantastic deal on for all of you who have been waiting for the Blendtec blender to go on sale. Save $100 on the Blendtec Designer Series mode with the Wildside and the mini twister jars. Get it for $399, with a regular price of $499 and of course, it will also ship for free.

I did a bit of research on Blendtec before I wrote this deal, making sure this is the best price out there. We’ve previously blogged about Blendtec, but on the professional series and I wanted to know what the difference was between the two. Apparently both blenders perform pretty much the same, but there have been some great changes added to this model that beat out the professional series.

It has 16 custom blending speeds, which beats out the five or ten speeds of the others. It has touch screen controls, which the other series does not have. You can of course blend almost anything in it, including making soup that you can eat right out of the jar as it warms up in the blender!

The twister jar is a nice new feature that Costco sells with this blender and other retailers do not. It lets you blend the thicker recipes like nut butters and baby food and salad dressings. Sometimes you don’t want to wash a large jar just to make a small serving of salad dressing.

This makes a fabulous Valentine’s gift for the love of your life as you might not splurge on this for yourself, but you would for the person who has always stuck by your side. Plus, you get to take advantage of what they make as well.

Shopping around, Best Buy also has this blender on for $100 off, but they don’t include the mini twister jar. Future Shop is the same. Those are the cheapest prices I’ve seen it, as there are some smaller health stores selling it for upwards of $500. This mini twister jar sells for $129.99, which makes this deal at Costco far superior over the prices at Best Buy and Future Shop.

This very recent review sums it up nicely:

I researched high end blenders for 7 years before finally deciding on the Blendtec Designer model. I tried both this and the Vitamix. I love the pre-set program cycles which I use most of the time. They work great for me, as I startle easily at loud noises and would probably not be able to hold button down long enough to do a good job…this way I just press the button and let the machine grind away! This deal for $399 with the twister jar is the best price I have ever seen and is $80 less than what I paid for the blender alone last year. The wildside jar is sold for $120-$150, so really this is like getting $220-$250 off regular price!

(Expiry: 1st February 2015)

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January 21

Make Your Own Wine With The Argentia Ridge Peach Chardonnay Wine Kit @ Costco Canada – Just $1.63 Per Bottle

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

Make Your Own Wine With The Argentia Ridge Peach Chardonnay Wine Kit @ Costco Canada   Just $1.63 Per Bottle

Want to try your hand at making your own wine? Costco has a fantastic deal on the Argentia Ridge Argentia Breeze peach Chardonnay wine kit. It’s currently on sale for just $48.99 (reg. $59.99) and makes 30 bottles of wine!

An $11 discount on the original price may not seem like much but even at its original price, this kit is a great deal. Depending on the wine you get, a bottle of wine typically retails for $10 or more and if we look at the discounted price in relation to the amount of bottles it makes (30), then each bottle ends up costing just $1.63 — wow!

Needless to say the bottles aren’t included but once you purchase these from elsewhere, then you will be able to reuse them the next time that you make wine. Either that or you could also upcycle the bottles after you have finished the wine.

However, you won’t have to worry about having to buy any corks or shrink caps as the kit comes with these. All in all, the kit includes:

  • grape juice concentrate
  • fruit flavour pack
  • additive pack (1 set)
  • 30 corks
  • 30 shrink caps
  • 30 wine labels

You won’t find reviews once you click on the link above but I did find a couple of reviews on an older page of Costco’s that you can view here. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about this wine kit:

I purchased this kit because I liked the peach chardonnay from another line and this one was a better deal as it includes the labels and corks. Once bottled we opened the last bottle of the other line and one of these ones and did a taste test. This one was preferred by 4 of the 5! I purchased the first kit the middle of May and my second the middle of June! I see many more in the future

… and here’s another review:

The wines from Argentia Ridge are very nice. This peach chardonnay was liked by all who tried it. But where this product really shines is the company behind it. Argentia Ridge offers amazing customer service. If you contact them with any questions or have an issue with your kit, they get back to you and address your questions and/or concerns.

That last review is particularly reassuring, especially if you have never made wine before. In any case, Argentia Ridge also offers wine making instructions on their site.

(Image Credit: dailym)

(Expiry: 1st February 2015)

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January 9

Costco Canada: $20 Off HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp Now $80 *BUMP*

Posted by on January 9, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Costco Canada: $20 Off HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp Now $80 *BUMP*

*Bumping this for all of us sad about this cold weather since it is on sale again!* Daylight is getting shorter each evening as it gets later into the season. Fight the winter blues with a HappyLight Liberty Energy Lamp from Costco Canada for just $79.99, originally $99.99. That price includes shipping and handling as well as a replacement bulb.

I price compared this lamp with a few other places to make sure you are getting the best deal. Here is what I found at the competitors:

  • $99.95 @ Amazon Canada (OOS)
  • $119.96 @ SAD Therapy Lamps Canada
  • $129.99 @ Bed Bath & Beyond Canada

Costco’s offer is even better as the other offers do not mention a replacement bulb included in the offer. Bulbs of this size and specialty can be rather expensive, so you are certainly getting a good deal.

What this lamp does:

Essentially, the lamp gives 10,000 LUX of light output at 14” from the lamp. You have the ability to control the intensity and to change lenses for high intensity or low glare. The Liberty Energy lamp provides light therapy.

Light therapy can be used for many purposes. Frequent travelers who suffer from jet lag can use it to readjust their body to a new time zone faster. People who work shift-work often find light therapy allows them to adjust to coming off and going on different shifts – making the transition less stressful on the body. A friend of mine just started working night shift, she found forcing her body to stay away at night and sleep during the day was quite difficult. A lamp like this during the night and blackout curtains during the day could help her body adjust easier.

Perhaps the most well known use for these lamps is to treat seasonal affective disorder – SAD for short. It is the body’s reaction to reduced light intake during the winter. Often the body becomes horribly short on vitamin D (so take a good supplement) and people who suffer from the disorder feel lethargic, extremely sad, and have difficulty being productive or living a normal life during the winter months. Lamps like these treat the disorder by mimicking sunlight unlike normal bulbs.
A friend of mine suffers from SAD and one of these lamps has really helped her survive living on the West Coast. I have considered buying one since moving here as well.

With the replacement bulb, and all shipping and handling charges included, you will be set up for quite a long time. I think this is a good offer.

(Expiry: 18th January 2015)

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January 6

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

 

The top resolution of every New Year is to get in shape and lose weight. Well, my New Year’s resolution is a bit different: it is to not have weight loss as a resolution next year. That means I have some work to do! This Omrom Fat loss Monitor is a great little device to help me keep on track. Originally $29.99, the Omrom monitor is on sale for $22.99 with free shipping.

When I price compared this unit with other stores, my research revealed that many companies had this monitor on sale. London Drugs lists the Omron for $39.99 retail, and they have it on sale for $24.99 in store only. Well.ca has the same Omron Fat Loss Monitor, which they call a Body Fat Analyzer, priced at $34.99. Only Amazon.ca matches Costco’s price at $22.99 (was $36.40) but you are below Amazon’s free shipping minimum. The best deal is still through Costco.

This device measures your body fat percentage and body mass. You may wonder why you would want this device rather than a scale. Well, a scale can only measure weight. Muscle, fat, bone, vitals, etc. are all weight. When you lose weight, you want to lose fat – not muscle. Body fat is a better indicator of overall health than your weight. Drop your fixation with the scale and embrace a healthier you.

The machine accommodates up to nine personal profiles for your entire family (and a few friends) to use the device. In addition, an athletic mode will provide results that are more accurate for athletes. The reviews I have read on this device are overwhelmingly positive:

Does what it says. I’m finding it’s on par with callipers as far as accuracy goes. Follow the instructions and be mindful of your daily fluctuations in hydration. This tool will give you a good idea whether or not you’re on the right path.

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I have used this product in the past prior to making the purchase. It provides me with reliable data when accessing my clients. I must say that the data is not as accurate as the floor models that requires a bare feet reading with an electronic read-out. Nevertheless, I am pleased with my purchase.

This is the perfect little device if you are working on a healthier you this coming year.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 6

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline – $275 (Save $75)

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline   $275 (Save $75)

*BUMP! This trampoline is again on sale, this time $5 cheaper, so take advantage while you can!* I love trampolines! When I was a kid, it was like my life goal to have a trampoline in my backyard but renting an apartment has never been conducive to that dream. However, I could always get one for inside. Costco Canada is selling the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 350i for only $274.99, saving you $75.

I did a little price comparing: little because there are not a lot of places in Canada that offer this adorable little trampoline. A secondary retailer on Amazon.ca is selling the exact model for $540.99 + $12.40 shipping (ouch!). More reasonably priced is the actual manufacturer. JumpSport themselves sells the Fitness Trampoline 350 for $349.99.

The trampoline measures 32.5″ jumping surface and can hold up to 250 lbs. It has a 16 gauge steel frame and comes with a handle bar for a greater variety of exercises. Included in your kit is 4-in-1 workout DVD to help you utilize your new trampoline to its fullest.

I am also sure that when you are not shedding some extra pounds on it, your kids will love to just bounce away to their little heart’s content. So it really is a workout machine and a toy all in one.

Shipping and handling charges are included in the cost.

(Expiry: 18th January 2015)

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