Entertainment

July 27

Star Trek: The Complete Original Series [Blu-ray] Only $60 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Star Trek: The Complete Original Series [Blu ray] Only $60 @ Amazon.ca

***BUMP: This deal is back and as hot as ever!***

Oh my, do I have a deal for you. Amazon Canada has discounted Star Trek: The Complete Original Series [Blu-ray] from $179.98 to only $59.99. As your order costs over $25, it will also ship for free.

This price is MIND BLOWING! When the DVD set dropped down to $61.99 back in December, it sold out quickly. Unfortunately, not all those who placed an order received their order. I was one of those who ordered the original series as a gift for a friend. However, months later my order got cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 26

Google Play Store: Up to 80% Off with 99¢ Movie Rentals

Posted by on July 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Google Play Store: Up to 80% Off with 99¢ Movie Rentals

Is money tight and are you dying for entertainment? Check out the Google Play Store 99¢ Movie Rentals for a selection of movies you can rent for under the price of a regular coffee. I think 99¢ for several hours’ entertainment is a worthwhile expenditure especially as some of these rentals originally cost up to $5.99.

This selection of 99¢ movie rentals turns over frequently with new titles added and old titles removed from the offer. If you do not find a movie you are interested in this time around, then wait a week or two to see what new movies they have added to the collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 24

Amazon.ca : Paddington [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital] Was $37 | Now $17

Posted by on July 24, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Amazon.ca : Paddington [Blu ray + DVD + Digital] Was $37 | Now $17

Fun filled movies that are fantastic for the entire family deserve to be added to your movie connection. Paddington is a recent movie (April 2015) that is based on a bestselling children’s series. Currently, Amazon Canada has discounted Paddington [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] from $36.99 down to $16.99. Receive free shipping on Prime or free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

I conducted an extensive price comparison with online retailers both in Canada and the USA before I determined that this is indeed the best price for Paddington in Blu-Ray format. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22

Leave it to Beaver: The Complete Series Was $142 | Now $60 @ Amazon Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 22, 2015 at 10:16 AM

 

Leave it to Beaver: The Complete Series Was $142 | Now $60 @ Amazon Canada (EXPIRED)

This may be an ‘oldie’ but it is most certainly a goodie! Amazon Canada has discounted Leave it to Beaver: The Complete Series (37-DVD Set) from $142.34 (retails price was $199.99) down to just $61.49 $59.99 with free shipping.

This collection includes all six seasons and plenty of extra. The episodes have been digitally re-mastered to reduce grain and improve overall image quality. Some of the special features include the pilot episode, cast members recollecting over the sitcom after it ended, an interview with composer Dave Kahn, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 19

Amazon Canada: Just $6.76 For 3 Blu-Ray Movies!!

Posted by on July 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Just $6.76 For 3 Blu Ray Movies!!

Amazon Canada is offering an extra $8 off your purchase of three select Blu-Ray Movies. As movies in this category start at $4.88, you can technically buy three different movies for just $6.76. There are plenty of other movies in this sale but I picked out the three cheapest movies and threw them together – received the extra $8 off – and they only came to $6.76 together.

There are 72 movies that qualify for an extra $8 off your order when you purchase three of them. To receive the deal I advertised above, you would select three of the following four movies: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18

Only 99¢ – Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Only 99¢   Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Music warms my soul and makes work (seem) to go a lot faster! There is nothing like a new album for less than the price of a song. Pick up Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album (various artists) for only 99¢ from Google Play. This album is their album of the week.

Unlike most albums of the week, this is a composite album featuring several different artists all in tribute to the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 17

Tom and Jerry The Fast And The Furry FREE @ Google Play ($5 Value)

Posted by on July 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Tom and Jerry The Fast And The Furry FREE @ Google Play ($5 Value)

I cannot tell you how stoked I am for this awesome freebie movie! This week you can rent Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry for free at Google Play. The movie rental usually cost $4.99, thus you are saving yourself a fiver with this sweet Deal. Even better, you get free family entertainment to help you keep your kids entertained this summer.

This movie is another tribute to the epic battle for survival between a cat and a mouse. This time, Tom and Jerry are going up against each other in the “Super Race,” which is an extreme reality show (think the Amazing Race) where you drive all-terrain race cars around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 13

Google Play: Superhero & Fantasy Movie and TV Sale – from $3.99

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Google Play: Superhero & Fantasy Movie and TV Sale   from $3.99

Google Play Store is throwing a big superhero and fantasy movie sale in honour of San Diego Comic Con. Buy a selection of movies from $3.99 and up.

You can rent these movies from Google Play but the better deals are on buying a digital copy of each movie for your very own collection. Let us start with the higher discounts.

First, a digital copy of The Dark Knight retails for $14.99. In this sale, you will pay just $3.99. To put this in perspective, most these movies cost $3.99 just to rent for a one-time viewing. With this sale, you can buy the movie for the cost of renting it. I think that is pretty nice. Batman fans can also score other Batman movies in this sale. Batman Begins is also on sale from $14.99 down to $3.99 to own.

I saw Watchmen in theatres when it was released. My favourite part was the giant blue man who could replicate himself (Dr. Manhattan). I figured he could be pretty useful around the house and in the bedroom. This movie was $14.99 to buy, bit it is now only $3.99.

While I recognize most of the movies offered in this sale, I drew a complete blank on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It is fairly recent too, just having been released in 2013. Originally $9.99, the movie to own is now $3.99. One reviewer said:

Every fantasy creature except zombies get a workout in this overstuffed spectacle about a teenage girl who discovers she has angelic blood in her veins.

That actually sounds pretty cool and the movie has an overall rating of 4.1/5 on Google Play.

The Hunger Games is a very popular series of books and is now a series of movies. The original movie is on sale from $19.99 down to $7.99 to own. If you are not sure you will like the movie, then you should rent it from $3.99.

Clash of the Titans is a great little movie full of gods, mythical creatures, and plenty of action. Originally $14.99, the movie will now cost you just $3.99 to own.

I do not remember this Red Riding Hood movie, but it looks like a great twist on an old fairy tale. Originally $14.99 to own, the movie is now on sale for $3.99.

Shop these and other great superhero and fantasy movies at the Google Play Store.

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July 8

Google Play: Family TV Sale with Shows & TV Movies from $3.99

Posted by on July 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Google Play: Family TV Sale with Shows & TV Movies from $3.99

Google Play has discounted select TV shows and TV movies to keep your kids busy this summer. In this sale, TV movies start at $3.99 and TV seasons start at $6.99.

The best deal has to be on The Batman Season 1 (2008). The full season usually retails for $26.99, but it is now on sale for just $6.99. Join the caped crusader as he saves Gotham from bad guys and keeps the city safe. In fact, children and geeks alike will enjoy this animated series. The first season has 13 episodes, which works out to around 54 cents an episode.

Miffy and Friends (2005) is another excellent selection for families on a budget. Originally $14.99 for the full season, it is now on sale for $6.99. This show is aimed at a younger age group. Perfect for your pre-schoolers:

Miffy and Friends takes preschoolers along on adventures, exploring basic concepts and themes including numbers, colors, seasons, nature, friendship, family celebrations and exotic locations.

There are more recent children’s shows to buy. I know this LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu will be popular among boys and girls alike. LEGO has been big for ages and I cannot see that changing anytime soon. In fact, it seems to be becoming more popular! Originally $24.99 for the 15 episode season, it is now on sale for $9.99. One reviewer said:

Awesome Show! One if those continued Watching after my son was already in bed and actually didn’t even mind kinda shows!

There are also a few TV movies for sale. The Little Bear Movie was $5.99 and is now $3.99. I used to watch this series once in a while and it was okay, but a little ‘young’ for me. However, I can only good things about Babar. I LOVED Babar. While the movie is a bit dated (1989), it is still one of the finest cartoons ever made. Babar the Movie was $5.99 and is now $3.99. Watching Babar is one of my fondest childhood memories!

With the cost of cable these days, it is just becoming unaffordable to have a subscription. Rather, I recommend options such as renting movies online, buying physical TV shows and movies, as well as buying digital TV shows, movies, and more. These are affordable options that can eliminate your $60+ per month cable bill. When you buy the seasons from Google Play, your child can watch each episode as many times as they like – on repeat if necessary.

It is easy to watch these off your TV! Just hook your computer up via an HDMI cable.

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July 6

Google Play Store: Family Movie Rentals Only 99¢

Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Google Play Store: Family Movie Rentals Only 99¢

The Google Play store is offering family friendly movie rentals – commonly known as children’s movies – for only 99¢. This is often a $4- $5 discount on the regular price of the rental. In addition, these movies are also on sale if you end up wanting to buy a copy for your own digital movie library.

There are seven great family movies available to rent for only a dollar. First, the beloved kid’s creepy movie Coraline is discounted from $5.99 to rent down to $0.99. This is one of the few more recent movies that have been made with stop-motion animation. While I have yet to see the movie, I do love the author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the book that this movie was based on.

Next, enjoy a HD rental of Astro Boy. This is one movie I have been meaning to see as I love Japanese style animation and I have watched some of the original Astro Boy series from way back. I might even rent this for myself tonight and indulge in a little popcorn at the same time. Originally $4.99 for the rental, it is now only $0.99.

Next, you can rent Paranorman. Originally $4.99 for a rental, it is now only $0.99. I think of this as the perfect movie – along with Coraline – for a Halloween eve. For more sensitive children, watch it in the day light of summer! Norman’s town is under siege by zombies, and his is the only one that can speak to the dead!

Hoodwinked 2:  Hood vs. Evil is one of the few films I have actually seen from this list. This is a sequel to the brilliant movie Hoodwinked. While I think Hoodwinked 2 falls well short of the mark, it is a fun trip for kids into the land of fairy tales. Rent it now for only $0.99.

I had never heard of Sea Level before, but it is the adorable story of one bamboo shark’s attempt to save his family. Regularly $4.99 for a rental, watch it now for just $0.99.

Lastly, The Adventures of Mark Twain looks like a fun dive into literature including Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and more stowed away on an airship. Originally $6.99, pick up the rental for just $0.99.

With kids out of school for the summer break, these budget friendly movie rentals will come in handy.

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July 5

Amazon Canada: The Chronicles of Riddick & Pitch Black Blu-Ray Steelbooks – Under $5 Each

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Amazon Canada: The Chronicles of Riddick & Pitch Black Blu Ray Steelbooks   Under $5 Each

Amazon Canada has two excellent prices on Riddick movies with the beloved Vin Diesel. These are the limited edition Steelbook covers in Blu-Ray. First, Pitch Black [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] is on sale from $22.99 down to $4.99. Second, The Chronicles of Riddick [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] is on sale from $22.99 down to $4.49.

Couple notes: Chronicles of Riddick is temporarily out of stock, but you can still buy the movie and it will just ship when it comes back into stock. Pitch Black is in stock but is shipping in about one to four weeks. I hope you are not in a rush.

Chronicles of Riddick

I already own the Chronicles of Riddick but I LOVE the steelbook format so much more than regular plastic. Therefore, I am ordering a copy for myself as we speak. I think it is worth $4.50 to replace my current version. The steelbook version has the most incredible cover that reminds me of a dark and gritty comic book. Now, the steelbook is not available anywhere else. Therefore, I just compared this title to other Blu-Ray versions. Amazon Canada sells the regular blu-ray version for $6.75 and Walmart Canada sells the regular version for $7.96. In the USA, I found the Steelbook version – this version – for $14.99 USD.

This is one of my favourite movies and I often watch it over and over again. Some of my favourite parts are when he is down in Crematorium and making friends with the resident four-legged creatures.

Pitch Black

This movie is like a cult favourite. If you like any of the Riddick series, then you are probably a fan of this movie. Oddly enough, I adore The Chronicles of Riddick but I do not like Pitch Black. Pitch Black is too ‘horror’ for me. However, each to their own. Like above, the steelbook is in short supply in Canada, thus I compared with the regular blu-ray version. Pitch Black costs $14.96 at Walmart Canada and other places. In the USA, the steelbook version costs $14.99 USD at Best Buy.

Just to give you an additional idea as to the value of the Steelbooks, we can look at Amazon.com. In the USA, Amazon.com sells these Blu-Ray steelbooks for $9.49 – $9.89 USD. It is WAY cheaper here.

Shipping is free on $25+.

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July 2

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Amusement parks pack lots of fun into one day and are a popular destination in the summertime. Like many Canadians, I am planning to head to at least one amusement style park this summer with my family to make some memories. The problem is I have trouble enjoying my trip when I leave broke, and that is exactly what happens when I do not plan. According to Statistics Canada, amusement parks made $472.9 million dollars in 2012, and the trends for revenue are moving upwards. Avoid being a statistic and save big bucks by using my tips below.

Pack Your Lunch

I think most people are aware that the cost of food is high, as we are all a captive audience once inside the doors. For more insight into how theme parks get away with inflated food prices, check out this post on Money Manifesto. A well-packed cooler can go a long way towards saving you money at your destination this summer. Make sure you check out the rules for the park you are visiting online. Many do not allow coolers inside the park but have designated picnic areas. If there is no picnic area, you also have the option of tailgating from your car.

Bring bottles of water to help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Most parks will allow water inside, and it saves you from buying multiple pricey drinks. I suggest filling bottles hallway full of water and freezing them, then topping them off with water before adding them to your cooler. You can then use these extra bottles as ice packs in your cooler and will have a cold bottle to swap with after lunch. Throwing a few snacks in your bag can also help avoid buying overpriced treats on a whim. I generally budget for one family food treat during the day. We usually plan for that mid-afternoon when we are more tired and more likely to splurge.

Plan For The Free Activities

One of the first things I do the first time we check out a park is to check out the show schedule. So many of the parks have fun and entertaining song, dance, comedy and animal shows. Attending most of these shows are included with admission tickets, and most are enjoyable. I find it helps to break up the day from standing in long ride lines. Check out the schedule from the beginning to make sure you do not miss the best shows.

Skip The Midway

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

The midway, the arcade, or any area that has games to play where you pay by the game is a sinkhole for your cash. It can be hard to resist when your child is eyeing the oversized blue tiger or the attendant is ruffling your feathers to play. The reality is once you start sinking your money into these games, it can be hard to give up and walk away without the prize. These games provide only a few minutes of fun that could be spent enjoying one of the many activities in the park that is included with your admission price.

If you cannot resist these games, set yourself a limit before you plunk down bill after bill. Over at The Art Of Manliness, they have a great article that can teach you how to increase your odds of winning many classic midway games. Blifaloo has another great article with some tips on when to play and how to win at a variety of midway games.

Buy Tickets Online

If you are planning on heading to a particular theme park, check on the website. Many of the larger parks will give you a discount for purchasing tickets online, especially if you purchase them several days ahead of time. For example, currently on Calaway Park’s website they have an online deal that can save you cash on your ticket price, plus an additional deal to pre-purchase pizza for four people.

Group buying sites such as Wagjag also periodically offer deals for some of the bigger attractions. If you are a member of CAA, do not forget to check with them for any discounts you may be eligible for with ticket purchases.

Consider A Season Pass

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Last year we bought a season pass to a local park here in Montreal as we were leaving for the day. I calculated the costs and if we visited three times, we were ahead if we upgraded our ticket to a membership. It was still early in the summer, so we grabbed the deal. According to the Globe and Mail, the trend right now for large theme parks is to shift away from one-time visits and to focus more on making season passes more enticing. That means more benefits are popping up every year for pass holders. Some of the bigger parks such as Canada’s Wonderland have started allowing members to purchase the pass in payments to ease the overall cost. If you purchase a pass during the month of June, La Ronde includes coupons with three free admission coupons for friends to join plus other food discounts. The trick to these passes is to make sure you schedule a few return visits into your calendar before the summer slips away.

To plan your next great amusement park trip, you may want to check out this list of Canada’s Top 10 Amusement Parks. I tend to stick to the parks closer to my own home, but sometimes I need to mix it up with a new adventure. This list is a great place to start!

Bargainmoosers, what trick do you use to save money at amusement parks?

(Image Credit: Charles Lemieux, chotda, Julie Green)

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July 2

300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) Was $14 | Now $2.25 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM

300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) Was $14 | Now $2.25 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

I am incredibly impressed with this deal and the deal on The LEGO Movie. Amazon Canada has discounted 300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) from $13.68 down to $2.25 for the DVD version.

You are purchasing the 2-Disc Special Edition version on DVD. I sort of expect this sort of price drop on older movies – way older movies – but this movie was just released last year. As it was released in June 2014, the movie is just over a year old. For less than half the cost of your next Starbucks latte, you can pick up a new movie for your collection.

This is the second 300 movie, following the 2006 release of 300. I have never seen either as they are quite bloody and violent movies, which I am not into very much. However, they are well thought of by those who enjoy that sort of thing. Over 40 reviewers give 300: Rise of an Empire an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

I price compared to ensure you are getting a good deal but it was hardly necessary. This same DVD set retails for:

  • $13.88 @ Walmart Canada
  • $31.98 @ Staples Canada
  • $28.25 @ Sears Canada
  • $16.99 @ best Buy Canada

Reviews on sites like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes are mixed. Some view the plot line as a mere excuse just to be gory. The critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes is:

It’s bound to hit some viewers as an empty exercise in stylish gore, and despite a gonzo starring performance from Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire is a step down from its predecessor.

However, I am not sure I put much stock in their ratings as they have been rather harsh on some of my favourite movies and rather praising of movies I thought were junk. What really matters is whether YOU like the movie – who cares about the critics.

For only $2.25, you can add this movie to your collection and have something new to watch on Saturday night. If you do not like the movie, then merely give it away or drop it off at your local used DVD store. Either way, you will have enjoyed a couple hours of entertainment for a little over a toonie.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

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July 2

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

This deal is boiling HOT!!! Amazon Canada has discounted The LEGO Movie (DVD) from $15.17 down to just $2.49!

This deal is totally awesome! It is the lowest price this movie has ever been and I suggest picking it up rather quickly before it a) sells out or b) Amazon notoriously raises the price.

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

I never saw this movie in theatres, but I have friends who raved about it when it came out. They figured the ‘Everything is Awesome’ song was one of the most memorable parts of the song and I would catch snippets of it dripping out into every day conversation. I used to play with LEGO as a child, this I am sure i would like the movie. I have just never got my hands on a copy of it.

If you love this movie or want to see the movie, then now is your chance to buy it for the cost of a cup of coffee. Yup, it is THAT CHEAP. I checked out the price at other retailers just to show you how good of a deal this is, in case there was any doubt:

  • $13.88 @ Walmart Canada
  • $16.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $27.61 @ Staples Canada
  • $20 @ HMV Canada (or 2 for $15)

Essentially, this deal is smoking hot. You will receive the 2-disk special edition of the film. I know nothing about the movie actually, except there are some legendary characters from the geek world in it including Batman, Hans Solo, and Gandalf. Here is a rundown on the storyline:

…follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

This sounds like a really cool movie especially with such awesome geek characters in it. A lot of adults, as well as children absolutely love this movie as one reviewer at Walmart said:

Bought this movie for my grandson’s 6th Birthday and he’s been watching it almost every day

My friend Robert, who is a mid-40s child, also adores the movie and watches it endlessly as well.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. At this price, it just might be worth paying the shipping if that is all you want from Amazon Canada.

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June 25

Ticketmaster Canada: Concerts For Only $20

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Ticketmaster Canada: Concerts For Only $20

What are you doing this summer Bargainmoosers? How about seeing some shows? Ticketmaster has a fantastic Canada Day sale on right now that will get you into the show for only $20.15 plus service fees. There are some big names available with shows across Canada.

This concert series is through Live Nation’s #LOVELIVE campaign with 340 concerts across the country. I only see 59 shows, but it says that more shows may be announced. This campaign is to reward fans for loving he music and live shows.

I personally love concerts. I haven’t been to too many in my life, as it can get expensive, but I’ve been to some really great ones with my favourite of course being Pearl Jam, who I’ve seen only three times so far. Funny enough, the first show on the list is NKOTB, who I have seen four times, twice as a kid, twice as an adult and I have to say that it is a really fun concert. I’ve seen them in all different types of venues from Maple Leaf Gardens to Casino Rama and never at the Air Canada Centre where they are playing on Monday. With this hot deal, I may just have to talk a friend into going with me.

I see that floor seats are about $123, but when I searched only for the LoveLive tickets, the seats were not that bad, in the 100s sections. You’d think for this type of sale the seats would be nosebleed, but it is not the case for this concert.

Other concerts I am thinking about seeing this summer include The Tragically Hip, who are playing at the Molson Amphitheatre on Canada Day. I’ve actually seen The Tragically Hip twice, one time being on Canada Day and I think that is a the perfect way to celebrate our country’s birthday. I’ve seen a few concerts at the Amphitheatre as well and it is a great place to see someone live as there truly isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Other famous names include The Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Robert Plant, Journey, Motley Crue and more. Don’t miss out on this hot deal as tickets could sell out fast.

Photo Credit: Kmeron

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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