Costco Canada

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.

and…

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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January 4

Costco Canada: $100 iTunes Cards Multipack For Just $85 (LAST DAY!) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Costco Canada: $100 iTunes Cards Multipack For Just $85 (LAST DAY!) (EXPIRED)

Get the most bang for your buck with a $100 multipack of iTunes cards for just $84.99 at Costco instead of their usual price of $94.99. It comes with 4 cards with $25 pre-loaded on each. Quick, this offer expires at midnight tonight but I couldn’t pass up on telling you about because it’s pretty awesome!

Would it be too eager to purchase this multipack in anticipation of upcoming birthdays, events and perhaps even next Christmas? I’m somewhat kidding about the next Christmas part but any opportunity at saving money is one that I don’t typically miss out on, so it’s very tempting! Even though she can’t even walk yet, I recently bought my little one a play kitchen because it was on sale… but that’s a whole other story!

As I already mentioned above, this multipack includes 4 iTunes gift card with $25 on each, which is particularly ideal for giving as a gift.

In the past, we have occasionally blogged about discounts on iTunes multipack gift cards but these were almost always in-stores only and none of them were as high of a discount as this one. So the fact that you don’t even need to leave your house to take advantage of this deal is pretty great.

Needless to say, these gift cards may only be used with the Canadian version of iTunes, but rest assured that it can be used on either Mac or Windows systems.

Interestingly enough, there’s one review for these cards and it’s a 5/5 star one. I was a little perplexed as to why someone would leave a review on a set of iTunes gift card but it made sense once I read it:

I bought this for a gift and I received cards within a few days. Great value

This brings me to my next point: free shipping. Costco offers free shipping on nearly everything and you won’t have to worry about extra fees with purchase of these cards. Costco is very reliable in the shipping department as well, although the only delay you could expect to get is with regards to Canada Post given the icy storm that is currently hitting us canucks country-wide.

(Image Credit: Tim Broddin)

(Expiry: 4th January 2015)

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December 24

Costco Canada Last Minute Gift Ideas To Print @ Home

Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Costco Canada Last Minute Gift Ideas To Print @ Home

If you love Costco like I love Costco, you’ll know that they have a huge gift card section, with gift cards from every genre at very discounted prices. Did you know you can also get them online and print them right at home or send them over email to your gift recipient. These make the perfect last minute gifts, as you simply go on and buy and get your gifts!

Costco has gift cards for spas, restaurants, attractions, activities and so much more. We’ve blogged about a few of these before, like the Cineplex movie packages. These are all print at home or e-vouchers. You can get your child an adventure five pack, which is $49.99 and includes five child admissions, five popcorn trays, five drinks and five treats. That is a substantial savings and gives them something to do over the long winter ahead.

If you are looking for spa gift certificates to give, there are lots of choices. You can choose between Spa Utopia and salon e-certificates where you’ll get two $200 certificates for only $319. Or you can get two $50 gift certificates with a bonus $10 gift card for only $79.99 for Spafinder Wellness 365. WaySpa gift cards are also very nice and I can vouch for this myself and you’ll get two $50 gift cards for $79.99.

If you’ve got a child to buy for, this new certificate deal on Costco is on the Build-a-Bear workshop e-certificates. You can get two $50 gift cards for only $79.99. This gives you something to do over the break. Fun, fun!

There are also a lot of escape vouchers, for all over the world if you are travelling and some at home if you are staying in Canada. They have everything from Fallsview indoor waterpark to Ski Mont Habitant to Legoland Florida.

Citypasses are also the way to go if you are traveling to a new city and those are all on discount at Costco.

Getaways are always my favourite gifts and this BedandBreakfast.com gift e-certificate is only $87.99 for a $100 gift certificate.

Bargainmoosers, how many of you are late on the draw and going to purchase some of these deals from Costco? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 22

Costco Canada 2014 Boxing Week Event Now On!

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Costco Canada 2014 Boxing Week Event Now On!

One of my favourite stores to shop at both in-store and online has started Boxing Week. Costco has some hot deals ready to go, to get your Boxing Day shop on now!

Costco doesn’t seem to make a big show out of it, but they have a number of varied items on sale for Boxing Week on their site. I’d say these are probably better than the warehouse deals and you get to avoid the massive crowds that you know pile up at Costco. With free shipping included, you can’t lose.

You may have gotten or are giving electronics for Christmas this year. HDMI cables are something every home needs a few extra of. Coscto has a number of packages on sale for Boxing Week, like these WireLogic Sapphire 3ft high speed HDMI cables in a 2-pack, that were $24.99, now $19.99.

A camera may also have been on your wishlist and now you’re thinking you need a bag. This National Geographic explorer DSLR sling camera bag is $10 off, with a sale price of $29.99.

Your dinnerware may have gotten broken over the holidays for either too much or too much family time and Costco has a number of sets discounted, including this Beads white round 32-piece dinnerware set, that was $89.99, now $69.99.

If you’ve got some weddings to attend this spring, cookware is always a great gift to give. This Paderno 5-pc Copperline cookware set is a hot buy. I don’t have a regular price, but the 11pc set sells for around $200. This one is $79.99.

The BellaLite by Silk’n hair removal system is a whopping $55 off, now $144.99 and something you may want to use your Christmas money to purchase. Get smooth legs and other underthings by summer.

If you need some barstools for your home, Costco has a number of sets on sale for $40 and $50 off, like these Byrd brown bonded leather swivel barstools, now $169.99, with a regular price of $219.99.

No one says that KitchenAid has to be the be all, end all. Sunbeam is a power brand and with a stand mixer for only $174.99, this is one you can afford. It comes with a meat grinder and other fun tools as well.

January is the time most people want to start being healthy again after all the holiday indulgences. A juicer might help and this one has masticating technology so you can actually juice wheatgrass. The Kuvings upright slow juicer is a steal at $289.99, with a regular price of $369.99.

You’ll want to check out all the hot items for yourself, as I may have missed something that’s on your wishlist. To get the latest deals always up to date, check the dashboard, as new items could be added daily.

(Expiry: 4th January 2015)

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December 17

Costco Canada: Conair Curl Secret + Travel Hair Dryer & Straightener – Just $100 (+ Free Shipping)

Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Costco Canada: Conair Curl Secret + Travel Hair Dryer & Straightener   Just $100 (+ Free Shipping)

Save time curling your hair with the Conair Curl Secret. It’s currently $99.99 at Costco and comes with the following two bonus items: a travel dryer and a travel straightener. As usual, shipping at Costco is also absolutely free of charge.

The Conair Curl Secret features a tourmaline ceramic coated barrel with 2 PTC switches and 2 slide switches. It also has two heat settings and 3 timers. The timers are for how curly you want your hair: the longer you keep a strand in, the curlier it will be. Plus, it only takes 30 seconds for it to heat up, which means that you can plug it in and start using it practically right away without having to wait too long.

As I already mentioned, it also comes with a compact folding handle dryer and a mini ceramic straightener. Both of these would be absolutely perfect for taking on a trip or perhaps even using it on occasion at home.

Hands down, this is one of the best Christmas presents you can get a woman or girl right now. It’s a major time saver and best of all is that hair comes out looking amazing in just a matter of seconds. Although I don’t own one yet, I had the pleasure of trying one recently and I was very surprised at how curly my hair turned out. My hair doesn’t usually curl at all and yet within ten seconds, the strand I had inserted came out in a perfect curl. Certainly not a messy curl as in the picture above but if you wanted to, you could achieve that effect as well by teasing your hair after curling it.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

I love the Conair Curl Secret. I have medium length naturally wavy hair. It takes me about 15 minutes to curl my hair as I just curl the bottoms. The second day, I just need to touch up a few curls and by the third day, I have a beautiful full pony tail. You do not need to use ANY hair product at all (although I use just a tiny bit of curl serum). Loved it so much, many of my friends have bought it too and been super happy.

Everywhere else, the Conair Curl Secret is roughly $90 and doesn’t come with the 2 freebies that Costco’s bundle comes with. In fact, it’s such a hot Christmas gift that it’s already completely sold out at both Best Buy and Future Shop, but considering that you get the 2 freebies for a total of $99, Costco’s deal is definitely a much better one anyways.

(Image Credit: Martin de Witte)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 16

Costco Canada: BACtrack Element Breathalyzer Was $125 | Now $99

Posted by on December 16, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Costco Canada: BACtrack Element Breathalyzer Was $125 | Now $99

With the holidays approaching, there is one thing you really don’t want to have to worry about – drunk drivers! While they say distracted driving is causing more deaths than drunk driving, you still don’t want to be responsible for anyone leaving your home and driving while intoxicated. Costco has the BACtrack Element breathalyzer on sale with $25 off right now, down to $99 and free shipping.

While not the most fun thing to think about, we all need to be responsible over the holidays (and any time really). I’m sure there have been times you’ve had a few at a friend’s house or out for dinner and wondered if you should be driving. I find over the holidays it gets easy for people to over-indulge and do things they normally might not. If you haven’t seen your family in a while or just because you are so festive, you might be having such a good time that you aren’t monitoring your drinking.

Be pro-active and get yourself a breathalyzer to take the guess work out of if you’ve had too much. If you have, then you know you’ll need a cab, a sleepover or someone else to take you home. As well, this would be a good thing to have if you are holding a party – get your guests to blow into the device before they leave. You really don’t want to be responsible for someone else leaving your house and getting on the road when they shouldn’t.

While it only has one review, it is a very helpful one:

Perfect gift for all the conscientious drinkers who want to ensure they are okay to drive, or not! We tried this with males/females and different sizes of people and everyone agreed that it was a really helpful tool for being a responsible driver!

Like the reviewer said, this could also make a great gift for someone you love. Perhaps you have a newly of age teenager and you are worried about them drinking too much. All you can do is give them the tools and hope they use them.

I did price compare and this is the best price on this unit.

Be responsible this holiday season Moosers!

Photo credit: Moyan Brenn

(Expiry: 28th December 2014)

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December 14

Costco Canada: Oster 1.5L Jug Style Kettle – Now Just $35 (Was $48)

Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Costco Canada: Oster 1.5L Jug Style Kettle   Now Just $35 (Was $48)

Costco has the Oster 1.5L jug style kettle on sale for just $34.99 right now. It was originally priced at $47.99.

With a 1.5L capacity, this Oster kettle is made with brushed chrome and white accents. It also as a 360° rotational base, which means that you won’t have to worry about placing it just right. There is also an external water level gauge in the same spot as the handle. This may seem like an obvious aspect to have but in all actuality, not all kettle have an external water level gauge but it’s definitely very handy to have.

A $13 price reduction may not seem like much but I thought I would blog this kettle anyways for a couple of reasons. First of all, a jug-style kettle is original in of itself, especially if you’re looking to give a tea-lover a kettle as a Christmas present. Secondly, it’s also the cheapest price all around as Sears has it priced at $59.99, while everywhere else, like Walmart and Best Buy, it’s priced at $49.98. There are no reviews for it on Costco’s site, but here’s one I found at Sears:

Have had my Oster kettle for about 5 years — fabulous! Only one on the market that keeps the water hot all day (and night, too!) — just a couple of minutes, and it’s back to boiling! Easy to clean, even in this hard water area — a splash of vinegar once every couple of weeks, and it’s good to go!

The fact that the water stay hot for a while is definitely a major plus. I’ve had the same old cheap kettle for a couple of years now and always need to re-heat the water even after 10 minutes of it coming to a boil. So if you’re an avid tea, instant coffee or whatever other beverage drinker, then this is a major advantage.

According to one reviewer that wasn’t particularly satisfied with this kettle, the corn is on the shorter side. So definitely keep this mind but it shouldn’t be too much of a problem in most kitchens.

Costco also offers absolutely free shipping.

(Expiry: 21st December 2014)

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December 10

Costco Canada: Bionaire 40″ Electric Fireplace Was $259 | Now $180 & Free Shipping

Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Costco Canada: Bionaire 40 Electric Fireplace Was $259 | Now $180 & Free Shipping

The Bionaire 40in. electric fireplace is now on sale for $179.99 plus included shipping. Originally marked at $259 you’ll save 30%.

When the weather gets cold nothing beats a roaring fire and a cup of hot cocoa. I have a pretty small space in my living room with no wood chimney, so having a wall mounted unit that can be turned on and off in a flash is perfect. I really like this sleek design, and even more, I like not cleaning soot off of it all of the time! The LED effect is a little cheesy to me, but it has a better look then a projected image, which looks a lot less realistic. The remote is magnetic to make it easier to find, just don’t get it mixed up with the tv remote!

One of the other benefits of an electric fireplace like this is that you keep dangerous fumes out of your house. No more scouting the best deal on wood (or chopping it yourself, ahhh the endless chopping in the fall to prepare for winter!), electric fireplaces makes the whole room warm and toasty quick! Plus you can move this from room to room as, so if you’re having company or just want to change it up, you could move it around to a different spot then you normally keep it in.

In the summer time out comes our wall unit air conditioner, and in goes the fireplace to free up more space! There is one major downside compared to the classic wood fireplace- during a power outage electric fireplaces can’t run! It’s not a great backup source for heat, so you’d have to go find someplace else warm or run it off of a generator. It is missing that smell of the logs burning and the crackle and snap of the flame. You won’t be turning your home into a classic log cabin with this model anytime soon, but it’s a nice modern alternative.

This model isn’t available at other retailers, though Bionaire Canada has it on their website for $295. Amazon has a similar model that is 36” for $180 also if you’re willing to sacrifice a few inches. Walmart has another Bionaire fireplace for $278. Fireplaces like these normally go for around $300 so if you’re looking for a nice small unit to brighten up your living room, these are pretty good buys!

(Expiry: 24th December 2014)

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December 9

Costco Canada: American Comfort Infrared Heater – $99.99

Posted by on December 9, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Costco Canada: American Comfort Infrared Heater   $99.99

Costco Canada has a very good deal on the American Comfort Infrared Heater 1500 W. This heater is on sale at Costco Canada for $99.99 with free shipping and handling.

I did a bunch of price comparing to ensure you are getting the best deal on this beauty. I found the heater at several other retailers, but it was hard to find it still in stock!

  • $129 @ Walmart Canada (OOS)
  • $139 @ Staples Canada (OOS)
  • $185 @ Lowes Canada

Yes, any company that has the American Comfort Infrared Heater at a reasonable price is already sold out of the unit. Even so, Costco Canada is selling the unit for $29 less than Walmart’s price. I believe the retail price of this unit is closer to Lowe’s price.

This is the mother of all heaters. The American Comfort heater will heat up to 92.9 m² (1,000 ft²)  of space so your average one or two bedroom apartment will be all cozy under the power of just one single heater.

Now, the heater has some sweet features. The fireproof black plastic cabinet looks stylish. It will not stand out as an eyesore in your home as ‘that heater’ (like mine do). In addition, it is kid and pet proof ensuring those valuable members of your family do not get burned.

There is a remote control for the unit so you do not need to kneel down each time you want to make adjustments. In addition, the heater comes with adjustable settings including a 12-hour delay start timer, 12-hour delay power off timer, and an auto-on after power failure so you do not freeze the rest of the night.

The ultra-quiet scroll fan will ensure that the noise of your heater will not drown out anything else you are listening to – like the television or music.

Heaters are a great way to save money in the winter. We have highly inefficient baseboard heaters that sit under the draftiest part of our apartment: the windows. Using heaters instead of the baseboard heaters has really cut our energy costs through the winter. Our heaters are much smaller, so I run one wherever I am working and there is one in the bedroom to keep us warm at night.

This offer is part of Costco’s 12 Days of Holiday Deals. Each day a few new deals are revealed and all deals are valid until the end of the 12 days or until they sell out.

(Expiry: 14th December 2014)

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December 7

Costco Canada: $30 Off T-Fal 8-Person Reversible Raclette – Now $50

Posted by on December 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Costco Canada: $30 Off T Fal 8 Person Reversible Raclette   Now $50Make your grillin’ life that much easier with a raclette. The T-Fal 8-person reversible raclette is now $30 off at Costco and can be yours or just $49.99 (reg. $79.99). Shipping is free as well.

For just $50, this raclette definitely packs a punch as it features:

  • Cast aluminum reversible grill
  • High end brushed stainless steel
  • 8 non-stick deep trays + 8 nylon scrapers

It has 1200 watts, along with temperature control that is precise.

Price comparing, I found this same raclette for $99.99 at Hudson’s Bay and on sale for $79.99 (reg. $119.99) at Canadian Tire. At the latter, I also found this review:

My kids bought this for me for Christmas and I absolutely love it.. It something i would not want to spend on myself but was sure a treat to receive.. Works very well nothing sticks the shape is very convenient as is the size for our small table but roomy enough for the family to enjoy!

So if there is someone on your Christmas list for whom you’re not sure what to buy for Christmas, then this raclette could definitely make for a great present, especially since it’s just $50! But even if you’re looking to get it for yourself, it could be a great centrepiece when hosting. Not only will it get everyone talking about how great of a product it is, but it might even make your hosting duties easier as each guest could cook their own ingredients.

I’m thinking it could be perfect for making fajitas with each person grilling their own veggies. According to Hudson’s Bay’s product description, you can grill anything from vegetables, to meats and even cheese. The fact that it’s non-stick is also sure to make the grilling experience a much easier one but just in case, you can just scrape off the burnt bits with the provided scrapers.

Another major perk is that it’s dishwasher safe. Once everyone is done grilling, you can just throw it in in the dishwasher without worrying about any mess.

Although it’s not necessarily intended for this, I would totally use this raclette to make grilled cheese sandwich, especially as a midnight snack! Costco Canada: $30 Off T Fal 8 Person Reversible Raclette   Now $50

As usual, Costco also offers absolutely free shipping, so you won’t have to worry about any extra fees.

(Expiry: 14th December 2014)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
November 30

DeLonghi 10-pc. Florence Cookware Set Only $99.99 @ Costco Canada

Posted by on November 30, 2014 at 3:48 PM

DeLonghi 10 pc. Florence Cookware Set Only $99.99 @ Costco Canada

I found a delightful deal on this DeLonghi 10-piece Florence Cookware Set from Costco Canada. The set was $144.99, and is now on sale for just $99.99 with free shipping and handling.

The set comes with:

  • One quart saucepan with lid
  • Two quart saucepan with lid
  • Three quart saucepan with lid
  • Eight quart stock pot with lid
  • 8″  frying pan
  • 9.5″ frying pan

In the picture you might notice four other ‘things’ – these are four-piece refrigerator cover set that should also be included with your set of cookware as they are pictured and listed on other sites. I would be shocked if the set did not come with these refrigerator covers, which are useful in my opinion. My husband is always sticking our pots in the fridge. This cookware set is sold out many other places but there are no real reviews. I actually see that as a good sign – that people have not had cause to complain.

The set is made from 18/10 stainless steel. The DeLonghi cookware set is safe for all stove top types including induction and the cookware set is dishwasher safe as well. However, that stock pot might be a wee bit difficult to fit in the dishwasher with much else.

Pots and pans sets are always so hard to price compare because the retail prices that companies list are always widely different. For example, I found this exact set on Shop.ca. They have the original retail price listed as $499.99, and now it is on sale for $129.99. I also price compared this set with Amazon, as it is in the marketplace. They list the set as having an original retail value of $569.99, yet are selling it for $199 with $12.40 shipping. Either way, the price on Costco is better.

A 10-piece stainless steel cookware set for $100 is a good deal these days. Sometimes you can find aluminum sets for that price, but stainless steel sets are a bit harder to find. Happy cooking my lovely Moosers!

(Expiry: 7th December 2014)

Moose Rating (3 votes)