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July 14

Amazon Canada: Documentaries Over 50% Off

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Documentaries Over 50% Off

If you need something interesting, education and entertaining to watch this summer, why not pop in a documentary? Amazon has their documentaries on sale for over 50% off, so now is the time to get the one you’ve been wanting to watch.

I love watching documentaries because it is like I am being productive while watching television. I can also watch them with my kids, which for certain ones, they’ll like to, so it is something for the whole family.

The best deal of the bunch is on the documentary “Life”, which is basically how we (as living beings) procreate, fend off enemies, nourish ourselves, are born and die. I would find this very interesting and I know my older sons would too. The reviews are fantastic and I can’t imagine how beautiful the images will be. This one sells for a regular price of $87.48, but is on sale for $31.99. I found it at Best Buy for $69.99, which means the Amazon version is almost $40 cheaper!

Although we’ve blogged Planet Earth before, it is totally worth mentioning again, as this is a really hot price. It has a regular price of $99.90, but is on sale for $34.99 with blu-ray discs. Best Buy has this same set on for $79.99.

Not all of the documentaries are on wildlife, as there is also a couple of musical ones, including this One Direction: This is Us documentary. I personally wouldn’t watch this, but if I had a One Direction fan in the house, you know that $10 would be well-spent (regular price $35.99).

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so if your disc is such a good price like the One Direction one, you might have to get one for a friend, or get another so you don’t have to worry about shipping costs adding to your bill.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 19

Amazon Canada: Wolf Of Wall Street Only $10

Posted by on June 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Wolf Of Wall Street Only $10

Amazon has a fantastic deal on a fantastic movie. Get The Wolf of Wall Street (blu-ray, DVD, digital copy) for only $9.99, with a regular price of $39.99.

I was intrigued to watch The Wolf of Wall Street after seeing the buzz about it around Oscar time. Once I watched it, I was actually quite shocked because I had no idea about plot or anything like that, just that Leo and Jonah starred in it. I have to tell you, this movie is not for the faint of heart. There is A LOT of sex in it. I personally don’t mind seeing sex in movies, but truly, it is every few minutes. The movie is definitely entertaining and makes you want to keep watching to see what will come next.

Don’t just take my word for it, see what this reviewer who gave it five stars had to say:

I have to admit this is a movie that draws you in and takes you on a roller coaster ride. For sheer absurdity and entertainment and based on a true story this is hard to beat.

There were a few reviewers who gave it one star for varying reasons, one which would be no real story. I’d have to argue against that point, considering it is based on true events. Another said it made them sad that people like this actually existed, which could be true, but that does make good movies. One reviewer made this very obvious statement:

The use of obscene words, the extent and quantity in this film, is totally abhorrent to our family. For most people this would not be a film for the family to view.

Yes, do not watch this with your granny or your children.

As for pricing, this is definitely the best deal out there as Future Shop sells it for $21.99, Walmart sells it for $19.96 and Cineplex sells it for $19.96.

You’ll have to spend another $15 to get free shipping.

Photo credit: Sigfrid Lundberg

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June 9

Amazon Canada: Six Feet Under Only $63

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Six Feet Under Only $63

Amazon Canada has a hot deal on the complete series of Six Feet Under. With a regular price of $174.99, it is now $62.99. If you haven’t seen this series, you are definitely missing out as it is one my most favourite television shows.

Six Feet Under stars Michael C. Hall before he was the iconic Dexter. The show is about a family who runs a funeral home and the complexities that go along with living surrounded by death each day. I always loved the way they’d start the show with some very ironic death that would already have you on the edge of your seat. The entire show will haunt your dreams (in good and bad ways), but it is so dramatic and well done that you probably will have to order food in for a week, as you won’t want to leave your chair to stop watching every episode in the complete series.

As I always say, don’t just take my word for it, check out the reviews. There are 39 reviews with a total of 4.6 stars out of 5. This is because 31 of the reviewers gave it five stars. That is a pretty great rating. One reviewer called it “the epic masterpiece of modern time (and television)”. Another said it was the “best thing I’ve ever seen on television”.

Since this show has come out, there have been some new shows I love just as much like Shameless, Dexter and Breaking Bad. But at the time it was released, nothing could compare to getting my Six Feet Under fix. I would classify it at the same league as Sopranos.

Since you spending over $25, Amazon will ship this series to you absolutely free. It doesn’t look like many stores sell the complete series, so I couldn’t price compare, but the cheapest that I saw it was at Costco, where it was about $10 more.

Photo credit: Brad Smith

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May 25

Amazon Canada: Up To 55% Off Fitness DVDs

Posted by on May 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Up To 55% Off Fitness DVDs

You don’t need a personal trainer or fancy gym membership to get in shape. Jillian Michaels (and others) can help you do it right in your living room. Shop fitness DVDs at Amazon for up to 55% off.

I first started working out in my living room with Richard Simmons sweatin’ to the oldies. Seriously. Me and my mom used to do it together and I actually got into better shape. From there I moved on to different videos like Abs of Steel, Buns of Steel and kickboxing. I just cancelled my gym membership because I am moving, and I don’t think I’m going to sign up for another one right away. In the meantime, I could get one of these DVDs for such a low price and I could do it at home while the kids are playing (or they could do it with me!).

I see a number of DVDs I’d like to pick up including:

There are also a number of videos for prenatal and postnatal workouts. I loved doing postnatal workouts on video because I wasn’t quite ready to go back to the gym, and I wasn’t always ready to leave my baby with the daycare strangers yet either. I could lay him beside me while I did a workout tailored for my condition.

Shipping is free on an order over $25.

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May 5

Amazon Canada: Sex And The City Complete Collection Only $68

Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Sex And The City Complete Collection Only $68

Today only, Amazon has the complete collection of Sex and the City for only $67.99, with a regular price of $174.99.

I have the complete collection of Sex and the City, except that I bought it season by season as it was release and paid A LOT of money for it. I’m sure I spent over $500 for all six seasons, including the fact that season six came as two parts. I’ve watched this set a number of times, so I have made it well worth it. As I am packing my house I started packing my DVDs and part of me wished I could have a sick day so I could watch a full season back-to-back in bed. I got my wish and had a horrible virus, but I did get to watch the entire season three in my bed without interruptions once I was on this side of the living spectrum.

If you’ve never seen Sex and the City, you might be living a deprived life. There has not been a show like this since. The antics of these four New York women make you laugh, cry and guffaw. The men of the show have always gone on to great acting careers too, with the likes of cameos by Vince Vaughan and so many more. I really can’t say enough about the show, just that it really is a must-watch for women and men.

Amazon will ship this item for free as it is over $25.

(Expiry: 5th May 2014)

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April 23

Amazon Canada: Movies & TV Shows for $5 or Less

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Movies & TV Shows for $5 or Less

Amazon Canada has a pretty spectacular deal right now on some of their movies and TV shows DVDs.  You will be able to find a ton of them all for under just $5!

You will find a great mixture of older movies and newer movies and all of them are $5 or less.  There is also a great mixture of movies and TV shows for the young and young at heart.

If you are looking for a great romantic comedy, check out Friends with Benefits that was $14.99 and is now just $5. It has eye candy for the women with Justin Timberlake and for the men with Mila Kunis which makes it a great date night movie.

If you are looking for more of a family movie, I suggest The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition that was $15.58 and is now just $5.  It has humour that is perfect for both young and old making it a great family night movie to watch. It was actually one of my favourite movies growing up and it is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again.

As for some of the TV shows, they are mainly older shows or kids shows.  One of my kids favourite shows called Thomas and Friends: Rescue on the Rails is included and at just $5 now (it was $9.99) it is sure to be a hit with the toddlers. At 50% off the regular price, it is very affordable now!

You will notice that there are more movies than TV shows but with a selection of a few hundred deals to choose from, there is something for everyone.

You will get free shipping when your order is $25 or more.

(Expiry: Limited Time Only)

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April 8

Amazon Canada: Frozen DVD Only $13

Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Amazon Canada: Frozen DVD Only $13

Amazon has a terrific deal on Disney’s Frozen on DVD. This amazing movie is only $13, was $35.99. I know that it has never been this low and was just recently released, so if you haven’t picked this one up yet, you need to now. Even if you’ve already picked it up, this would be a good time to get your second copy.

Frozen has really been clogging my Facebook feeds for a while. The hype has not died down from either the kids or the adults and I even think I’ve heard Let It Go while walking down the aisles of the grocery store. My kids totally love this movie and yesterday they watched it again for the billionth time and my youngest son was jumping up and down yelling “Frozen! Frozen!”.

This movie has captivated people so much, it has won awards and adults are giddy about how great it is. I did watch it and liked it, although MegaMind will always be my favourite kids movie. This one really is feel-good though.

If the movie isn’t the deal for you, but you love Frozen, did you know Amazon has a Frozen store? They do! I found a number of sales in there on books, toys and dolls. I’d love my own Olaf doll.

Shipping is free when you spend $25, so you might as well pop into the Frozen store and pick up one more thing to save the fees. Also, I wouldn’t wait, Amazon is notorious for deals selling out mega-quick.

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March 3

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Amazon has Zumba sets and individual items, plus other fitness gear on for up to 40% off.

I tried Zumba a few times and while my friends told me how much they loved it and were certified Zumba queens, I just couldn’t get into it. I am not a terribly co-ordinated dancer, so I just felt like I wasn’t doing the steps right. Saying that, I was still hot, sweaty and had a racing heart at the end of each set, so it was still a great workout and kind of fun. The perfectionist in me just couldn’t let myself be so free as to think of this as my type of workout.

The best deal is on the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate: The Ultimate Experience DVD set. It comes with seven DVDs with music from the hottest and most beat-busting genres, and two toning sticks. It was $129.95, now $79.95.

If you want something less comprehensive, the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Body Shaping System has four DVDs plus a bonus DVD and the toning sticks. Was $59.95, now $49.95.

If you are a baby boomer, you’ll love the Zumba Fitness Gold Live It Up DVD set. Zumba is really a great workout for older people, because you know your limits and you can go at your own pace. Was $49.95, now $39.95.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

Photo credit: Schoeters

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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February 10

Amazon Canada: Love & Romance Movies Up to 80% Off

Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Love & Romance Movies Up to 80% Off

You don’t need to wait for Valentine’s Day to buy a romantic movie but when you do wait, you can get some great deals. With Valentine’s Day this week, Amazon Canada has some pretty amazing deals on love and romance movies.  Save up to 80% on various movies geared towards romance.

Spend your Valentine’s Day with Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Hugh Grant or any other person you fancy with this amazing collection of love and romance movies on sale.

Here are a few of the great deals you will find right now:

As you can see, there is a good mixture of both older movies and new movies.  They also have both Blu-Ray and DVD and with almost 400 titles to choose from, there really is something for everyone.

You will get free shipping for most orders of $25 or more.

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February 1

Amazon Canada: Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital for Only $10!

Posted by on February 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Star Trek Into Darkness Blu Ray, DVD and Digital for Only $10!

Go into the Darkness… of…  Star Trek? I dunno, this is falling apart. Whatever, it’s a great movie for $10! Amazon!

I love Star Trek. The Original, Next Generation and all the way to enterprise. I love the movies. The old ones, the new ones. All of it. My dad bought me a toy Tricorder for Christmas once. And a communicator. That was awesome. As much as I love it all, I haven’t seen the latest one.

That’s probably because I’m old and instead of buddies I have a kid and a wife. A wife who would probably jump out of a moving car rather than see a Star Trek movie.

With this deal I have no excuse. $10 to get the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy? Awesome. So for the folks out there like me who haven’t gotten a chance, well, here it is. It’s gotten great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and pretty much everywhere else. I guess it isn’t as good as the previous Star Trek but that’s kind of expected I guess.

I’ve heard people say that Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan is worth seeing the movie for all on it’s own and I believe it. Talent.

Shipping is not free unless you spend $25 and depends on where you are. The movie isn’t prime, either.

(Expires: Unknown)

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December 22

Amazon Canada: Stanley Kubrick Essential Collection Only $19.99

Posted by on December 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Amazon Canada: Stanley Kubrick Essential Collection Only $19.99

With some wicked good movies in this collection, you’ll pay $19.99 for this DVD set from Amazon, was $95.99. This deal is on today only.

I’ve actually seen very few of the movies on this list, as many of them came out when I was younger, but they are classic must-see movies. The list includes:

  • Spartacus
  • Lolita
  • Strangelove
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Shining
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Eyes Wide Shut

The Shining, of course, is that iconic Jack Nicholson flick that completely messes with your mind. I’ve also heard A Clockwork Orange will leave you with one scene in your mind forever. Full Metal Jacket is also just as mesmerizing. Eyes Wide Shut, I did see, but it was definitely not a favourite movie. If you like movies that leave you with questions about humanity, this is the boxed set for you.

As always, Amazon will ship for free with orders over $25, so treat yourself to something else or pay for shipping on this set. I wouldn’t wait too long, this set will go quickly.

(Expiry: 22nd December 2013)

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December 21

Amazon Canada: Up To 90% Off Blu-Rays & DVDs

Posted by on December 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 90% Off Blu Rays & DVDs

Amazon Canada has a number of blu-rays and dvds on sale right now, all the way up to 90% off.

I see some really good movies on this list, which can make for some fun watching over the holidays.

The Internship – this movie is really hilarious and how can it not be, with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan? – Blu-ray was $41.99, now $13.99 / DVD was $37.98, now $6.99

Epic – my kids thought this movie was, well, epic - Blu-ray was $41.99, now $13.99 / DVD was $37.98, now $6.99

Life of Pi – one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen – a total must-watch – DVD was $43.48, now $4.99 / Blu-Ray and digital was $49.99, now $9.97

If you like Breaking Bad, they have individual seasons also for sale up to almost 70% off.

Shipping is free when you spend over $25, so treat yourself to a few!

Photo Credit: Wildebeast1

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December 20

Cineplex Canada: 50% Off Digital Download Movies, Blu-Ray Or DVD

Posted by on December 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Cineplex Canada: 50% Off Digital Download Movies, Blu Ray Or DVD

Snuggle up with a movie for 50% off this Christmas courtesy of Cineplex.

I don’t really watch a lot of movies. The few I do watch are generally older ones like Wayne’s World or So I Married an Axe Murderer. Apparently I have a thing for Mike Myers. Any-who, the one time I am certain to watch a few movies is on cozy winter days inside with my family. There is nothing that I love more than snuggling up all nice and warm with my wife, kid and some junk food in front of a movie. It helps if it’s a blizzard outside, of course and a 50% off movie doesn’t hurt.

These aren’t cheap-o movies, either. Just the top line of the sale has some big name movies:

  • Mon of Steel
  • We’re the Millers
  • Pacific Rim
  • Hangover Part III
  • Great Gatsby
  • Cloud Atlas

I could see them doing 50% off older movies, but these are all fairly new movies, though there are also older ones like Hotel Transylvania, Lord of the Rings and Grown Ups.

You can get scene points for buying or renting these movies, which can add up to get you free movie tickets. Shipping on the physical versions of these is free. Well, it’s free for me.

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November 3

Amazon Canada: Holiday Movies $6.99+

Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Holiday Movies $6.99+

Now that Halloween is over, we can start thinking about Christmas.  We already have lots of snow here in Calgary, and seeing all this white snow makes me want to cuddle under a blanket and start watching Christmas movies.  Amazon Canada has some really great deals on holiday movies as low as just $4.99.

There are a variety of movies that include DVD, Bluray and special multi-disc editions.  There are also a great selection of holiday made-for-TV classics that are great buys as well.

Here are a few of my holiday favorites:

I love buying all my favourites, because Christmas movies are the type of movies that you can watch again and again without getting bored with them.

As for the cost of shipping, all of these movies qualify for free shipping in orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 20

Amazon Canada: Scooby-Doo Complete Series Only $30 (Was $86)

Posted by on September 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Scooby Doo Complete Series Only $30 (Was $86)

Today only at Amazon, get the complete series of Scooby-Do Where Are You! on DVD for only $29.99, was $86.15.

There are seven discs in this set plus a bonus disc with some pretty cool features. This is a limited edition set with 41 episodes over three seasons.

My kids absolutely love Scooby Doo and I think they’ve seen everything out there that they can see with Scooby Doo in it. We even considered naming our dog Scooby if it were a boy, but instead she was a girl so we named her Ruby. Still considering adding the boy dog just so we can have Scooby and Ruby. Anyway, this is a fantastic show with “meddling kids”, ghosts and a lot of references only adults could understand. It is a great show for adults and kids to enjoy.

Shipping is free when you spend $25+, which you are in this case, so it ships for free too!

(Expiry: 20th September 2013)

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