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March 9

Free and Discounted March Break Ideas For Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Posted by on March 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Free and Discounted March Break Ideas For Manitoba & Saskatchewan

March Break is fast approaching on the prairies, and you are going to need some cheap things to do with the kids for the week. I’m going to provide you with a comprehensive list of fun and exciting ideas for the kids that won’t break the bank.

Assiniboine Park looks amazing and is absolutely free to get in. The Conservatory has rotating displays so you feel like it is Spring, even with snow on the ground outside. Located in Winnipeg, they have an all-year nature playground with tobogganing, basket swings and a large open space.

The Winnipeg Police Museum is awesome for your little police officer in training (or criminal in training, take your pick), with some awesome displays and free admission, including a real jail cell.

Chapters has some great Spring Break events on in most cities in Canada. I’m going to check out the Spring games and the Dr. Suess celebrations.

For only a toonie, you could see a matinee of a great kid’s movie at Empire Theatre’s three locations in Manitoba.

Go indoor mini golfing at the Golf Dome in Winnipeg and get a free round of golf when you buy one, with this coupon.

Clarion Hotel and Suites in Winnipeg has a super deal on two adjoining rooms and all of the following, all for only $369:

  • Gift baskets for parents and children.
  • 4 passes to Polo Park Bowling Centre.
  • 4 tickets to the Manitoba Museum.
  • 1 on-command in-room movie selection.
  • Complimentary access to the Clarion’s Family Water Park.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Late check out (1 p.m.).

The Holiday Inn in Winnipeg South also has a great hotel deal with $25 in free gas for every night you stay and four tickets to the Manitoba Museum. Plus, kids eat free!

The Regina Floral Conservatory is a great way to teach your kids about nature and it is free and open every day! Check out the Lil’ Gardeners club, running on specific days throughout the Spring.

The University of Saskatchewan has free admission to Saturday night viewings at the Observatory. Use the super-large telescopes to find interesting objects in the sky.

If you’ll be traveling on the STC this March Break, check out the discounted fares with up to 25% off.

If you want to check out the Saskatoon Zoo, kids six and under are free! The Saskatchewan Forestry Farm Park and Zoo also lets kids five and under in free and parking is only $2.

For the active families, check out all the trails in Saskatchewan that offer free cross-country skiing!

For only $159, you can get a bus ride on the STC to Manitou Springs resort, (located near Watrous) one night’s stay, free unlimited swimming, free hot breakfast, plus complimentary robes and a ride home.

And since you couldn’t get the toonie deals at Empire in Saskatchewan, check out the toonie deals at Rainbow Cinemas on Tuesdays and the ever-cheap $3.50 matinee and $4 evenings on other days.

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March 4

Discounted Ideas For What To Do On March Break in Alberta

Posted by on March 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Discounted Ideas For What To Do On March Break in Alberta

Are you looking for something to do with the kids in Alberta? Then you’ve come to the right place, because below I’ve poured my blood, sweat and tears into finding you the best deals on things to do in Calgary and Edmonton this March Break.

Groupon has some great deals on tours and attractions in Alberta, including this half price admission deal to the Calgary tower for a family of four. Get 360 degree views for only $22, with complimentary tours at the top.

Take the kids for some paintball action for only $28, an $88 value. Get four field admissions, 100 paint balls and have a blast, literally.

We have a ton of printable coupons and coupon codes for Calgary’s best attractions in the Bargainmoose forum from Calgary Attractions. I love:

  • two for one admission to the Military Museum
  • 25% off regular admission at Fort Calgary
  • Buy one, get the second 50% off for the Calgary Zoo
You can save up to 60% off attractions in Edmonton with an Edmonton Attractions pass. The U-Pick pass gives you admission to your choice of four attractions over a seven-day period (like March Break!) For $29.95 per adult and $22.50 per child (3-17), you get admission to four places of your choice like:
  • Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Much more
If you want to shop and check out the attractions at a discounted price at West Edmonton Mall, you can purchase a super savings coupon book for $9.95, which will get you deals all over the mall.

Visit Devonian Gardens, Calgary’s only indoor park and a renowned indoor oasis.

Empire Theatres is offering $2 matinees at its Alberta locations during March Break.

Check out Chapter’s free events over March Break including celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday and a Royal Party.

If you have any other ideas for fun discounted or free things to do in Alberta for March Break, feel free to post them in the comments below. Most of all, have fun!

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March 3

Empire Theatres Canada: March Break Toonie Madness

Posted by on March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Empire Theatres Canada: March Break Toonie Madness

If you are looking for some inexpensive family fun for March Break with the kids, then Empire Theatres Canada has a great deal happening.  They are bringing back Toonie Matinees for the entire week of March Break.

Here is a look at the selection of movies:

  • The Smurfs
  • Parental Guidance
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians

Since each province has different Spring Breaks at different times, you will need to check the schedule for when this awesome deal will be available near you. The price of these movie matinees will be just $2 a person, which is an awesome deal.

You can also bundle your Toonie Matinee admission with a Snack Pack for only $7.50 plus tax.  The bundle price is available for purchase at the Automated Ticketing Kiosk, Box Office and Refreshment Counter but will not be valid for online purchases.

(Expiry: Limited time only)

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November 5

Empire Theatres: Buy a $30 Gift Card & get $30 in Coupons

Posted by on November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Empire Theatres: Buy a $30 Gift Card & get $30 in Coupons

Empire Theatres has a great deal happening right now.  Buy $30 in Empire gift cards and you will get $30 in Empire coupons with it.

Giving movies passes and gift cards for a night out is a staple for my family’s Christmas gift-giving.  I love the fact that not only will you pick up a great gift that most people would use, you can give them $30 worth of cool coupons as well.  You can also keep all the coupons for yourself, it is really up to you.

The coupons that you will get can be used in the new year and each one has a different expiry date. Here is a look at the coupons you will get with the gift card.

  • Buy one General Admission ticket and get a second ticket free (Valid January 14 – February 7, 2013)
  • General Admission ticket, regular fountain beverage and a small popcorn for $11.99, plus tax (Valid February 1 – 28, 2013)
  • Purchase a large popcorn and get a FREE large Coca-Cola® fountain beverage (Valid March 1 – 31, 2013)
  • Get $4.00 off a General Admission ticket (Valid March 1 – 31, 2013)
  • See a Movie for $6.99 (Valid April 1 – 30, 2013)

You can get this deal either right at the movie theatres, or you can purchase it online from their website.  If you are purchasing this online, you will be charged a pretty reasonable shipping fee of $0.99.

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September 4

Empire Theatres: Over 30% Off Student Combo

Posted by on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Empire Theatres: Over 30% Off Student Combo

Empire Theatres is offering students a deal on their ticket, a popcorn and drink from now through the end of April.

All you have to do is show your valid Student ID. This offer is available in AB, BC, MB, NS, and ON.

For my local theatre in Alberta the Student Combo is $14.99 for a medium drink, medium popcorn and a movie ticket. However, I checked out Antigonish in Nova Scotia and the Student Combo was only $12.99. The price depends on which theatre and which province you are in. I found a theatre in Ontario where the combo is only $11.99!

Expiry: Offer not valid December 15th, 2012 through January 6, 2013. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

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March 6

Empire Theaters: Toonie Matinees for Spring Break

Posted by on March 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Empire Theaters: Toonie Matinees for Spring Break

Empire Theaters is making sure that you don’t just have to be a kid to enjoy Spring Break this year.  They are offering toonie matinees for Spring Break for people of all ages.

This deal is at selected theaters but from the extensive list they mention, it looks like most of the theaters are included to me.  Since each city and Province has different dates for their individual Spring Breaks, there is a list of the specific dates for each city when you can take advantage of the Toonie Matinees.  The first lucky place is New Brunswick starting 5th March and the last place to get this deal is Alberta and Newfoundland getting it starting 9th April.

The movies that are included will be listed 1 week prior to the scheduled program start date.  Please note show times and film selection varies by location. Toonie Matinee titles will run Monday through Friday during each regions scheduled break.  As an added bonus, they are offering a special  popcorn combo deal for just $7.50.

If your kids are off for Spring Break and you are stuck for some ideas, this is an affordable fun thing to do with them that they will enjoy!

(Expiry: Different for each city)

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November 4

Empire Theatres: Buy $30 Gift Cards For $30 Free Coupons

Posted by on November 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Empire Theatres: Buy $30 Gift Cards For $30 Free Coupons

At Empire Theatres Canada, if you buy $30 in gift cards, you will also get a free coupon booklet with $30 worth of coupons!

You can buy the $30 gift cards online, but shipping seems to be $11, so it doesn’t really sound worth it. But it says the offer is available at your local Empire Theatres too, so I would prefer that option.

The Coupon Bundle includes:

  • Buy one General Admission Ticket and get a second Ticket FREE
  • Get $2 OFF any Combo (excluding Kid’s Pack)
  • Admission Ticket, Regular Soft Drink & a Small Popcorn only $9.99 plus tax
  • Purchase a Large Popcorn and get a FREE Large Coca-Cola Soft Drink
  • $6.99 Admission
  • $4.00 OFF General Admission

With every $30 gift card increment, you get another coupon bundle, so you would get 2 coupon bundles if you spent $60 on gift cards.

If you’re a regular cinema goer, this is a good deal. I reckon you would use most of the coupons too, in the general cinema going process.

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April 15

Empire Theatres Text to Save

Posted by on April 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Empire Theatres Text to Save

Get $2 off your general admission ticket to Empire Theatres.

Text SAVE to EMPIRE (367473) for a $2 off coupon on your phone. You will receive a unique single use bar code on your phone to present to the cashiers for them to scan. Each phone can only receive one code during this promotion period ending April 22, 2010. Unfortunately, this deal is not valid on the Disney’s Ocean.

Two of my “need to watch” movies right now, are Hot Tub Time Machine and How to Train Your Dragon, random, I know…

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February 18

Empire Theatres Canada Toonie Matinees

Posted by on February 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Empire Theatres Canada Toonie Matinees

Keep the kids entertained this March Break with Empire Theatres Toonie Matinees.

During the 2010 spring break, matinees are only $2. Be sure to check your location for films, showtimes, and promotion date so you don’t miss out on this great movie deal. What are you looking forward to watching?

Thanks Audrey for this great tip.

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January 22

Empire Cinema Text BOGO Offer

Posted by on January 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Empire Cinema Text BOGO Offer

Hey movie goers, text BOGO to EMPIRE (367473) for your 2 for 1 coupon!

You have until February 4, 2010, to make use of the text offer, and until February 11, 2010 to use the coupon. Coupon is limited to one per phone during this promotion. Then present the BOGO barcode on your phone to the cashier when purchasing your General Admission Ticket and you will get a second one free.

There are some awesome looking movies playing right now: The Lovely Bones, Leap Year, Sherlock Holmes, Legion… What will you be watching?

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October 20

Empire Theatres: Buy 1 Ticket Get 1 Free!

Posted by on October 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Empire Theatres: Buy 1 Ticket Get 1 Free!

This is a pretty sweet offer from Empire Theatres! All you need is a cellphone, and a willingness to go to the cinema! You can get a free 2 for 1 admission coupon for your next visit to Empire Theatres.

How to get it: text BOGO to EMPIRE (367473)

They will reply with a link in a message. You click the link, it shows a barcode on your screen, which can be scanned at the cinema, giving you 2 tickets for the price of 1!

Your cellphone needs to be able to access the internet, in order to take advantage of this offer – but I think most phones do this anyway, nowadays.  I saw one complaint on another forum that someone got an error as the screen on their phone wouldn’t accept the barcode due to the screen size, but I guess you don’t really know until you try.

Coupons expire Thursday, November 12, 2009. Only one coupon per mobile device during this promotion period.

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September 10

Empire Theatres Canada: Student Combo For Only $9.99!

Posted by on September 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Empire Theatres Canada: Student Combo For Only $9.99!

Here’s a deal for the frugal students! If you want to catch a movie at Empire Theatres, they currently have a pretty good deal on the go, for tickets and snackies!

For only $9.99, you get your movie ticket, a regular drink and a small popcorn (not shabby)!

As usual, there are a few T&Cs to consider:

  • This offer is only available at the box office and cannot be purchased in advance, at the automated box office or online.
  • Valid 2009-2010 photo student identification from a publicly funded accredited University or College must be presented at the Box Office.
  • This offer is only valid at participating Empire Theatres in ON, AB, MB, BC and exclusively in Antigonish, NS.
  • Offer not valid December 18th, 2009 through January 11th, 2010.
  • Expires April 30th, 2010.
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September 8

Canadian Deals: Free Tickets @ Empire Theatres (With purchase)

Posted by on September 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Canadian Deals: Free Tickets @ Empire Theatres (With purchase)

This is definitely a great deal if you are a regular patron of Empire Theatres. If you purchase $30 worth of Empire Theatres gift card, you get a free general admission ticket!

Terms and conditions:

  • The General Admission Ticket will be sent to your billing address
  • You will receive a General Admission Ticket with each $30 increments
  • Promotion runs online from Monday, August 17th to Sunday, October 25th, 2009
  • This offer is only available when purchasing gift cards online with your Visa card
  • Offer not available in theatres

It seems that for every $30 you purchase, you get a free Empire Theatres ticket. So for a $60 spend, that’s 2 free tickets and for a $90 spend, that would be 3 free tickets.

Promo will end on the 25th October 2009.

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June 15

Empire Theatres Coupons: Great Daily Deals For The Summer!

Posted by on June 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Empire Theatres are another Canadian merchant which have decided to start offering us great daily deals! They are doing so in the form of free coupons, which you can print out every day.

First of all, you have to join the Empire Insiders club.

Then once you are registered, you can print out the coupons for free!!! Empire Theatres Coupons: Great Daily Deals For The Summer!

This week’s coupons are:

  • Monday: 1 Admission Ticket for $6.99
  • Tuesday: Buy a Combo, Get a Free Admission Ticket
  • Wednesday: Buy 1 General Admission Ticket, Get 1 Free
  • Thursday: Admission, Popcorn & Pop for $9.99
  • Friday: Save $2 off a Combo
  • Saturday: Buy a Combo, Get a Free Nestle Single Bar
  • Sunday: Buy a 130 oz Popcorn, Get One Free

If this changes next week, I will be sure to update the post!

Thanks hellochris!

UPDATE: @PhoenixWitch on my twitter feed expressed concern that these coupons might be for Ontario only, as that was the list of theatres on the signup page. As far as I can tell, the coupons are valid Canada wide, as there are no geographical restrictions printed on the coupons themselves.

UPDATE – the Empire Theatre coupons change every week.

July 13 – July 19

    • Monday: Buy One Admission, Get One Free
    • Tuesday: $6.99 Admission
    • Wednesday: Buy a Combo, Get a Free Popcorn
    • Thursday: Buy a Combo, Get a Free Coke Zero
    • Friday: Buy One Nachos, Get One Free
    • Saturday: Buy a 44oz Drink, Get One Free
    • Sunday: Buy a Combo, Get a Free Popcorn
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      February 11

      Canadian Deals: Empire Theatres Student Combo Offer!

      Posted by on February 11, 2009 at 10:06 AM

      Canadian Deals: Empire Theatres Student Combo Offer!

      If you’re a cheapass lazy student, I’ve got an entertaining bargain for you! If you show your valid student card @ Empire Theaters, you can get the bargain-licious deal of a movie ticket, a regular popcorn and a regular pop for only $9.99. Considering the over-extravagant pricing on the concessions stand, this is a pretty nice offer.

      And just think – while you’re at it, you could even try sneaking into one of the other showings and watch some other movies for free!? Well, I guess I shouldn’t encourage you to do that. I’m a huge chicken – I’ve never tried that. I don’t want to get arrested just for trying to see some crappy movie that I wouldn’t even pay to see.

      A couple I know used to pay into one movie in the morning, and spend the whole day sneaking into movie after movie, perhaps watching 3 or 4 movies that day. I couldn’t do this… I don’t like to miss the start of a movie. In fact, it’s one of my many pet peeves!!! The last movie I missed the start of was “Cloverfield” and I had absolutely no idea what was going on for the rest of the show. Absolutely. No. Idea. Giant. Terrifying. Rampaging. Aliens. No. Idea.

      (Valid 7th January – 30th April 2009 in ON, AB, MB, BC)

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