Entertainment

March 19

FREE! 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure @ Google Play Store

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

FREE! 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure @ Google Play Store

Free cartoons are always welcome in my house. Grab your copy of 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure free on the Google Play Store.

I cannot imagine having 101 polka dot puppies running around. It sounds like a cute idea if I was visiting someone else’s house! I would much rather watch oodles of puppies for free from the Google Play Store. You can watch this freebie on your computer or on any device compatible with Google Play.

You may have missed this film the first time around as this was a straight to DVD feature. This cartoon originally came out in 2003 as a follow up to the successful 101 Dalmatians.  I did not see this film, but my daughter loved the original 101 Dalmatians and I have no doubt she will enjoy this sequel.

Based on the descriptions of this movie at both IMBD and Amazon.ca, here is the short rundown of the film. We follow Patch who feels like he is not unique. It’s tough being one of 101.  The family moves and Patch is accidently left behind. Spunky Patch takes off and meets his idol from his favourite TV show Thunderbolt.  Together with Thunderbolt and his sidekick Lightning, they attempt to save various citizens disastrously. Thunderbolt believes, thanks to two faced Lightning, he must complete an act of true heroism or be replaced on his show by a younger dog. Cruella De Vil returns and with her sidekicks and includes a new third goon. With much slapstick, she again attempts to steal the puppies. In the end, we learn about the true differences between acting like a hero and being a hero.

This film is a cartoon, not to be confused with the live action 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians. On the Google Play Store, this movie has four out of five stars and 105 people have rated it. The rating of this film is G. According to Amazon.ca reviews, it would be a good choice for ages 3 and up. I am sure if you have a child who is younger, you can be your own best judge if puppies running from Cruella De Vil is too scary for your little one.

Freebies do not usually last long, so grab this one now. If you already have a google account this is super quick to claim. You will need to have either a credit card or Paypal inputted in your account to claim this freebie, but your account will not be charged. Since I was already signed into my account, I could play the movie in under a minute.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 10

BBC Movies & TV BOGO Free @ Amazon Canada

Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

BBC Movies & TV BOGO Free @ Amazon Canada

I think I just had a heart attack. Amazon Canada has an incredible promotion on BBC series right now. Buy One, Get One Free on a plethora of BBC television series’ and movies.

I have never seen a promotion quite like this before from such a major content producer. The BCC produces some of the greatest content on this planet, including the legendary Planet Earth series, Dr. Who, and more.

This is a limited time offer; I do not know when it expires. The lowest priced items will be discounted to free with a maximum of three free items per order. As a massive fan of the BBC Nature documentaries, I immediately looked for the titles missing from my collection.

Earthflight: The Complete Series (BD) [Blu-ray] is a recent release by BBC Nature that follows the migratory path of birds. This Blu-ray set is on sale for the lowest price it has ever been on Amazon as well! Originally $49.98, Earthflight is now only $19.96. I would pair this DVD up with something similarly priced so I get the best discount.

I have long admired the Wonders of the Universe [Blu-ray] disk set. I was really into stars as a child, and that is the one thing that all my other BBC Earth sets do not really talk much about. That is no surprise as the theme of BBC Earth is ‘Earth’ and getting to know your planet. However, I want to learn about beyond my planet. Wonders of the Universe was $30.98 and is now $22.93.

There are three sets of ‘Wonders’ documentaries, each with a slightly different theme. Amazon Canada has two of the three, so I would also purchase Wonders of the Solar System [Blu-ray], which is on sale from $43.98 down to $33.45. If I purchased both of the Wonders Blu-Ray sets, I would only pay for the Solar System one and get the Universe for free.

I am overwhelmed by my choices! I have long wanted to purchase Madagascar [Blu-ray] as it is one incredible place. That Blu-ray set was $43.98 and is now $32.83. I could combine that with Earthflight above to receive Earthflight free.

There are over 600 titles included in this offer – so there is literally something for everyone. Even if you are not a BBC Nature freak like me, there are plenty of thrillers, drama, comedy, sci-fi, and more titles for you to choose from in the offer.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 6

75% off Guild Wars 2 (PC) This Weekend: Now Only $10 to $15 (US) *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM

75% off Guild Wars 2 (PC) This Weekend: Now Only $10 to $15 (US) *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

*BUMP. This deal is back on!* Here’s a little deal for the PC gamers! This weekend, you can buy Guild Wars 2 for a 75% discount on the original price! There are two editions on offer; the Digital Heroic Edition was $39.99 and it’s now only $10 and the Digital Deluxe Edition was $59.99 and it’s now only $15.

The above prices are in US dollars, so with the exchange rate, you’re paying slightly more in CA.

When Margarita last wrote a deal about Guild Wars 2, it was here, back in April 2014 when the game was on offer at 50% off, so 75% is obviously a sweeter deal. For the price you pay above, you’re getting the digital edition of the full game, and there are a few extras too, depending on which pack you choose. E.g. You get a Chalice of Glory in the Digital Deluxe Edition… obviously a few things to help you out when you are actually in and playing the MMO.

Here are some words from my partner – he used to be a big player of the first Guild Wars game, but he hasn’t got any experience of this second edition.

Geez, it’s been going a long time – it’s over two years since this game came out. There’s a new expansion pack coming (Heart of Thorns), it was actually announced yesterday. So this deal could allow you to get in and run through the initial game which should be bug free, by now! It’s very pretty… I want it.

I promptly said nope, he’s not getting it! There are so many unplayed games sitting on his Steam account, that he’s purchased when they were on special offer but hasn’t yet played. I’ve vetoed the purchase of Guild Wars 2!

I remember in the olden days, there was a World of Warcraft vs Guild Wars argument. World of Warcraft is by far the most popular nowadays, but Guild Wars still has a pretty big worldwide following.

Have you ever heard of the web TV series, The Guild? It’s a brilliant little show which came out a few years ago, when MMOs were getting extremely popular. Here’s the first episode:

There are now six seasons available to view, and it’s a great watch. If you’ve ever played any type of MMO, then the references in it will tickle your funny bone. But even if you’re not a player, you should still find the show pretty funny.

(Expiry: 8th March 2015)

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March 5

Amazon Canada: The Book Of Life [Blu-Ray] Only $13.49 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Amazon Canada: The Book Of Life [Blu Ray] Only $13.49 (FS @ $25)

Amazon.ca has the lowest price I can find on The Book Of Life (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD]. Originally $43.99, the Blu-Ray set is on sale for $13.49.

I price compared with other retailers and here are the prices I found:

  • $24.96 @ Walmart Canada now
  • $24.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $24.99 @ Future Shop Canada

Given the competition’s prices, I figured this was a really good deal from Amazon Canada. You can score free shipping on orders of $25 or more, so check out your wish list and find something else to buy. I recommend adding on the Frozen Planet Blu-Ray series that is still on sale for $14.99 as of this post.

I was very excited to see this movie in theatres, and then I somehow missed it. The movie was just released the end of January, so I am surprised at such a great price already. The animation style is quite different – playing on the style of Mexican sugar skulls. As you can imagine, the colour and graphics are out of this world – indulge in the visually gratifying world of the dead.

Reviews are quite positive for this movie. One reviewer said:

Just took my kids to this movie yesterday; it is so visually stunning that I will go back all by myself to enjoy it again, and I’ve preordered this disc as well as the The Art Of to accompany it. What a treat; the amount of detail that went into the visual crafting is just astonishing.

The movie rates a fresh 82% on the tomato meter at Rotten Tomatoes.

Now, if you did not see an ad for this movie, then you probably know nothing about it. The Book of Life is the story of Manolo who sets out on an epic quest through magical worlds. His goal is to rescue his true love and defend his village. It is a sweet story with an amazing sound track as well. You might also recognize some of the voice cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, and the sexy Channing Tatum.

Both kids and adults will enjoy this movie. The best anime movies always have multiple levels for different ages. As one reviewer said:

For parents who are dead bored of the Disney and Pixar machines…this is a nice new surprise.

Pick this gem up for your kids and yourself.

(Expiry: unknown)

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March 4

Amazon.ca: Frozen Planet The Complete Series [Blu-ray] Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Amazon.ca: Frozen Planet The Complete Series [Blu ray] Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Amazon Canada has discounted the BBC’s Frozen Planet: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] from an original retail price of $62.48 down to $14.99. This is the lowest price that I have seen this wonderful series from the BBC.

I price compared this set to other popular retailers. Only one store matched Amazon Canada’s price, and they only have one left in stock.

  • $14.99 @ Future Shop (1 left) (UK)
  • $19.96 @ Walmart Canada (US)
  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada (UK)
  • $42.71 @ Staples Canada (OOS) (US)

Now, the series at Amazon.ca is the original UK series whereas there is also a US version (noted by a different cover) that I price compared against as well. You really want the original UK series… from reviews I have read, it is just better.

I figured with how quickly Future Shop’s stock is selling out, that this is a good deal. I bought this set for well over double this price a few years ago because I could not wait to add it to my collection. I am a huge BBC nature series fan and this is yet another documentary narrated by the amazing David Attenborough.

With seven episodes spread over three discs with bonus material, you are certainly getting your money’s worth and then some. The episodes are:

  1. “To the Ends of the Earth”
  2. “Spring”
  3. “Summer”
  4. “Autumn”
  5. “Winter”
  6. “The Last Frontier”
  7. “On Thin Ice”

This documentary takes you to some of the most inhospitable places on earth – Antarctica and The Arctic – to show you the life cycle of plants and animals that dwell or migrate to these regions. Enjoy an intimate look at the survival of polar bears, penguins, killer whales, snow geese, and more.

Some of my favourite work is in the bonus materials. Each episode contains a “freeze frame” segment (at the end) explaining how the camera crews captured a particular sequence. Often it is at great peril, after weeks of disappointment, or complete fluke. You get to see behind the camera, which is incredible.

I love this series very much; it is one of my favourite documentaries to watch – especially in the summer. While watching icebergs and snow as far as the eyes can see will not cool me down in the summer heat, it gives me an escape. I completely agree with a reviewer who says:

Wow! I thought this series was great. I have always had a fascination with the polar regions and this BBC series certainly showed them at their best. It is amazing to see what different animals do in order to survive in these harsh environments.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more at Amazon Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 23

Chapters Indigo: Buy 2 Teen Books Get 1 Free

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Chapters Indigo: Buy 2 Teen Books Get 1 Free

Chapters Canada has a sweet little deal on teen books. Purchase two select books and receive your third select book free. Add all three books to your cart from the below selection. This discount will be automatically taken off at checkout.

There is a limited selection of books eligible for this offer and, frankly, I do not know much about these books myself. The only series I have read is Twilight, which has a very large fan following. The trade paperback editions are on sale for $12.27 each (with Plum rewards). Therefore, you can pick up three of these books for just $24.54. If you want to buy the books new, then this is one of the best offers you will find.

Upon glancing at Beautiful Darkness, I released it was part of the Beautiful Creatures series. Even if you have not read the books, you might have seen Beautiful Creatures on screen in 2013. I never got around to seeing the movie but I liked some of the ideas they incorporated into it. If your teen is collecting these books, pick this one up as part of your three. Beautiful Darkness is currently $9.92 with Plum rewards.

If I were to judge based on covers alone, then I would pick up The Coldest Girl In Coldtown because of the lovely art. This book was just released in August and sounds very promising – sort of a supernatural thriller of sorts. Check out this brief summary:

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. And once you pass through Coldtown”s gates, you can never leave.

If you want to check out reviews, Amazon.com is your best bet. There are some HUGE reviews on there that will rather spoil the book for you if you are not careful. I did find this one reviewer’s opening comment quite useful though:

I thought I was sick of vampires, but I really liked this book.

The vampire trend did go full throttle there for a bit, and even I was sick of hearing about them. However, some books are better written than others are and can offer a fresh twist on an old legend. This book is currently $9.51 with Plum Rewards.

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 3rd March 2015)

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February 23

Amazon.ca: $10 Off 3 Classic TV Shows – Shows Start @ $4.88

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Amazon.ca: $10 Off 3 Classic TV Shows   Shows Start @ $4.88

Like the Blu-Ray promotion previously mentioned, Amazon Canada is offering $10 off when you purchase three classic TV seasons, TV movies, and more. Just add three items to you cart out of the following list and the discount will be automatically taken off at checkout.

There are endless choices including popular TV shows like Stargate, Boston Legal, Angel, and more. I am not sure how ‘classic’ is determined because several of the shows on sale are only about five or six years old.

Now, to maximize your discount you want to go for the least expensive shows. To show you just how good of a deal this is, I demoed an account with the following:

You could also buy Millennium: Season 2. Those three items add up to $18.86. The $10 discount is applied at discount so all three of those TV shows come down to just $8.86 (plus shipping). You can avoid shipping by reaching Amazon Canada’s $25 minimum. Orders under that cost $5.97 for shipping.

You can even purchase a complete series or two with this offer. Planet of the Apes: The Complete Series is on sale from $37.98 down to $7.99. If you like the movie(s), then you may want to see the TV show spin off as well.

For animated TV shows, you want to watch again, pick up a few seasons of Futurama. I added these three seasons to my cart:

Together, the three volumes come to $29.64 in your cart. During checkout, $10 is taken off so you will only pay $19.64 for all three volumes of Futurama.

There are plenty of choices here. I used to watch Stargate SG-1 when I was younger. The series was quite enjoyable – especially in the earlier seasons. I sent this link to my partner because he loves How I Met Your Mother. There are many seasons of that show available in this sale as well.

For those expecting classic TV, there are a few shows as well. Try out Reba, M*A*S*H, Green Acres, The Mary Tyler Moore show, and others. I am a big fan of M*A*S*H and have the entire series.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 18

Amazon Canada: Three Blu- Ray Movies for $4.88 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Three Blu  Ray Movies for $4.88 (FS @ $25)

Are you looking to flesh out your movie collection while sticking to a budget? Check out the latest Blu Ray discounts where a single movie in Blu Ray format will cost you only $5 or less. On top of that, most (but not all) of these titles qualify for the $10 off three Blu-Rays or more deal so you will pay just $4.88 for three!

I looked up this section of under $5 Blu-ray movies again because there was recently two price drops on movies that moved them into this category. Taken, with Liam Neeson, dropped in price from $21.99 down to $4.88. I am actually surprised to see such a popular movie included in this section. Taken was a good movie according to me and other Amazon reviewers:

I was on the edge of my seat during most of this picture. It was VERY good. Of course, Liam Neeson is, perhaps, the biggest reason for this picture being so good. He is so convincing. I am looking forward to seeing “Taken 2″. I can only hope that it is as enjoyable as the first “Taken” is. You won’t be sorry buying this movie.

This is a good one to have in your collection, especially for this price. Pair the above movie up with two of any of the five following movies to receive three Blu-ray movies for only $4.88.

Each of these movies is only $5 right now. Add two of them to your cart with Taken and $10 will come off your order, essentially making those two movies free. That means you will get three Blu-Ray movies for only $4.88 – the price you pay for Taken. If you divide that price by movie, you are paying just $1.63 per Blu-Ray film. You cannot do better than that. I could trade them in at my local used DVD store for more than that in credit!

This is an incredible deal for three movies, even if they are a bit older. I chose Commando as it has Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie. He can be quite entertaining. I also chose Courage under Fire as that movie is pretty darn famous. Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan lead a fantastic cast. I miss seeing Meg Ryan in movies; she was one of the actors I liked best.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 17

Amazon.ca: Transformers Age of Extinction Collectible Statue Set Was $120 | Now $35 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 17, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Amazon.ca: Transformers Age of Extinction Collectible Statue Set Was $120 | Now $35 & Free Shipping

Amazon.ca is selling an incredible Amazon exclusive Transformers set for 71% off the original price. Transformers: Age of Extinction – Limited Edition Gift Set with Grimlock and Optimus Collectible Statue [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] is on sale from $119.99 down to $34.99. as per usual, all orders of $25 or more come with free shipping.

This is an exclusive to Amazon gift set so price comparing is just not possible. I did compare the set against Amazon.com where it is currently on sale for $44.99 US. Given our exchange rate right now, that is worth approximately $55.80. I think Amazon Canada is giving the better deal here.

I have not even seen this movie and I want this limited edition gift set. It is not rocket science to figure out why: you have Optimus Prime sitting on top a massive dinosaur (Grimlock). I have mentioned before that I really like Grimlock because you cannot get better than combining a mech and a dinosaur together. It is the perfect mash-up of prehistoric and modern technology. He looks wicked awesome.

Also, who does not like Optimus Prime? The guy is a truck that turns into a huge mechanical fighting machine. He is the saviour of the day, the noble metal hero who tries to protect humanity. In short: he is everything every kid ever wanted to have in a best friend. I watched the first two movies before I got a bit tired of the weak story line and just wanted to see mechs transform and fight. It seems I am not alone in my view on the movie:

The movie was great, not because of a cheesy story script but mainly for the CGI and mecha-action. I am not a huge transformers fan but the action figure is what got me into buying this movie. I am happy with the purchase and it looks and feels authentic! I recommend getting this item!!

Now, the movie includes Blu-Ray, Digital, and DVD formats. If you were to purchase just the movie separately right here, you would pay $29.99. Therefore, for an additional $5 you are getting this awesome statue. Even if you do not like the statue all that much, you could easily resell it for profit! You can really see why this is such a great deal when the Blu-Ray set alone costs almost as much as this limited edition set with the statue.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
February 16

Amazon.ca: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug [Blu-ray] Only $13.88 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Amazon.ca: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug [Blu ray] Only $13.88 (FS @ $25)

I LOVE The Hobbit movie series and plan to collect all three of the movies. Well, if you have not picked up the second film yet, then now is your chance. Amazon Canada has discounted The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from $24.99 down to $13.88. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

I made sure to price compare with other retailers to ensure you are getting the best deal. This is what other companies are selling this exact Blu-Ray for:

  • $21.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $21.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $19.96 @ Walmart Canada

Amazon Canada has the lowest price for this movie. I am stoked at this offer because, out of all three movies, this is bar far my favourite. I love the scene with the dwarves in the barrels going down the river while the orcs are trying to kill them. AWESOME!

Also, in this movie we meet the dragon. I have read The Hobbit many times over since I was a child and my favourite part was always the dragon. Not only was he a powerful force to be reckoned with – he also seemed rather intelligent. Smaug was not just another mindless beast. i think Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed Smaug very well and I love the scenes with him versus Bilbo.

Honestly, for under $14 this movie is an absolute steal. When I saw the price dropped I could not believe my eyes and I am wondering how long this offer will last. I suggest buying soon rather than regretting later. It is wicked cool that such a popular movie is on sale for such a great price right now.

Now, this Blu-Ray edition appears to give you more than just the movie according to this reviewer:

Even with the extra scenes, this is a much more action packed movie than the first Hobbit movie. If you are at all interested in how films or special effects are made, then this Blu-ray is worth the price just for all the extras. If you do not care about the making of materials, this version may not hold as much value but the extended Gandalf sequence is probably worth the extra price.

I am usually not into watching the movie extras on my disks, but this is one movie I would watch all the extras for because I love the world of The Hobbit. By the way, if you were curious about the making of Smaug or just like to see Benedict hump the ground, check this out:

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 14

Canadian Freebie: eBooks @ Kobo (Discover a New Series)

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: eBooks @ Kobo (Discover a New Series)

We last mentioned this deal back in May last year which was quite a long time ago. We’ve got a lot of new Moosers since then and I’d like to write about the offer again, to let you all know about what you can get. On this special page at Kobo.com, they’re offering a range of eBooks totally free – they won’t cost you a penny. These books are the first in their series from various authors.

Here’s what Kobo say about the offer:

On this page you’ll find short stories, novels, and first titles in a series, and all of them are completely free! So, try out a new book today – risk free. You just might end up finding a hidden gem or a new favourite author.

We’re all savvy shoppers here on Bargainmoose, and I think we can deduce why Kobo would offer these books for free. They want us to read the first book and enjoy it… then go on to purchase the sequels too. Well, it’s a good marketing tactic, just keep it in mind when you are reading.

There are many titles to choose from in this free selection. I did a quick manual tally and there seem to be 178 books there. Here are some highlights from the various categories:

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Romance

Mysteries & Thrillers

As you can see, there is quite a range of topics to choose from; everything from sci-fi to romance. I’ve only highlighted nine out of the possible 178 titles.

I love Kobo! I’ve bought quite a few books from them which I read on my iPad Air. As for the Kobo app itself, I also find that it’s very useful. You don’t have to just read books bought from Kobo, you can also read PDFs and word files in the Kobo app. I’ve got some basic eBooks in PDF format, and I am able to open and read them in the Kobo app, making it a pleasant reading experience.

In fact, I’m going to add some of these free titles to my account right now, so that they’re there if I am stuck somewhere with nothing to read. I’m downloading the Extensis Vitae book as it’s the editor’s pick in the sci-fi section!

(Expires: Unknown)

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February 11

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

Ticketmaster has a special Valentine’s Day coupon code to score two tickets for the price of one! There are over 50 shows just in Canada to choose from so get your tickets now – they will probably sell out fast.

Click here to buy 2 for 1 tickets @ Ticketmaster Canada now

  • Coupon Code: TMN241
  • Discount: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • Expiry: Unknown

There are some real gems here. Nickelback is on tour with stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. I was just looking at tickets for the Nickelback: No Fixed Address Tour when it hits Rogers Arena in Vancouver. I actually enjoy Nickelback, especially their early stuff. Chad has an amazing voice and their talent is obvious from the success they continue to have. I know haters are going to hate (and I have seen a lot of Canadian hate for our own success stories), but I am a lover of Nickelback.

Do you have a little taste for nostalgia? There are plenty of bands I know and love that were popular in my father’s younger years. ZZ Top is coming to Hamilton and Tom Cochrane is stopping in many cities including Toronto.

If you are looking for family fun, then consider tickets for Disney On Ice : Passport To Adventure or the mythical The Harlem Globetrotters (coming to PE!). Both of these are family friendly shows that will be fun for kids and adults alike. While not quite Disney on Ice, I did see Stars on Ice many years ago – it was terrific.

If you are travelling down to our southern friends, there are 500 qualifying shows in the United States! Why not book a show while you are down there and have yourself a grand old time.

Now, you must enter the coupon code on the map page (as shown below):

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

See that little thing that says “got an offer code?” – click that. Then enter your code. Not all types of tickets qualify for this offer. So, while I can still get pretty good seats at the Nickelback concert, I cannot use this promotion for floor seats.

There will be various seat limitations on most concerts and shows. Thus, you need to make sure the “2 for 1 Tickets” header shows up in your ticket type. This is still a pretty awesome deal as I can get two tickets to Nickelback for just shy of $65.

For this and future Ticketmaster coupon codes, visit our forum.

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February 8

Amazon.ca Deal: Blu-rays $9.99 & Under – Buy 3, Get Extra $10 Discount!

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Amazon.ca Deal: Blu rays $9.99 & Under   Buy 3, Get Extra $10 Discount!

When I was browsing to see what the deals of the day were on Amazon.ca today, I spotted a little bit at the bottom called Featured Deals in Movies & TV. One such offer said, “Blu-rays $9.99 & Under – Buy 3, Get $10 Off.” I thought I’d check this out as it seemed like a great offer – and it is!

The above link will take you to the selection of Blu-rays that are applicable in this offer on Amazon.ca. There are 83 movies or TV shows to choose from, including a variety of different genres; from comedy to drama to sci-fi. Adding any three to your cart will mean you get an instant discount of $10 as you are going through the checkout. Here’s a screenshot of what you should be seeing at the end of checkout:

Amazon.ca Deal: Blu rays $9.99 & Under   Buy 3, Get Extra $10 Discount!

Sadly, the Blu-ray offer isn’t multiplicative – I tested it out to see if you added six items to your cart, if it would give a $20 discount, but that wasn’t the case. It looks like it’s only three per order in this offer.

Titles Available

There are some great titles available in this offer at Amazon.ca, some very popular shows. Here’s a quick list of a few that catch my eye:

I cannot price compare each and every one of the 83 items in this sale, I’ll need you to do your due diligence yourself on this one. If there are shows you are interested in, pop them in to Google.ca and make sure you’re getting the best deal for your bucks. I think that with the additional $10 discount, it WILL work out quite well. Just for an example, say I was to purchase I, Robot for $7, X-Men Origins: Wolverine for $7 and Die Hard for $7. In the end, the final price would be $3.67 per item!

What About Shipping?

Of course, we all know that an order under $25 on Amazon.ca will incur additional shipping fees – you only get free shipping when your order totals $25 or more. If you only choose to buy three Blu-rays, your cart won’t be over that $25 minimum so I would recommend buying something else on Amazon to bring your order up to that level. As you can see on a test order above, shipping on these items alone was about $6… definitely worth ordering something else instead.

(Expires: 1st April 2015)

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February 1

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

When the weather gets cold, a cheap afternoon of fun can mean going out and playing in all the fluffy white snow. After the third or fourth snowman of the season sometimes, you just need to mix things up a bit for an afternoon of frosty entertainment. Here are some amazing things to make out of snow and ice for an afternoon of fun on the cheap.

DIY Snow Shoes

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

Sometimes the perfect snowy day presents itself and I wish I had invested in more snow sports gear. Snowshoeing is one of those sports for me. I keep meaning to buy a pair because I think it would be a blast. For some reason I keep pushing it back to the bottom of my list of gear to purchase. Check out Backpacking The Rockies for super easy instructions on how to make a basic pair of snowshoes out of branches and twine. While I do not recommend using this gear for long backpacking hikes, these DIY snowshoes would be a lot of fun to create. Even better if you have string on hand you will not have to purchase anything.

Duct Tape Sled

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

No sled? No problem! Duct tape has gotten a face-lift in the past few years and now comes in a whole mix of amazing colours and patterns. Put that coloured duct tape to good use and create your own duct tape sled with this idea from Artzy Creations. All you need is some duct tape and a cardboard box to make creative and custom sleds. Coloured duct tape usually costs about $5 per roll, so I would pick two colours to keep the project inexpensive but fun. I can see this activity kicking the winter boredom to the curb.

Kid’s Snow Play Kitchen

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

Creating a fun play kitchen for the kids outside is super simple. Check out the version over at Sun Hats and Wellie Boots. Simply gather a few kitchen supplies or play kitchen toys then head outside to play. I like how they broke off some icicles to use in the play also. My kiddo is fascinated with icicles and this would give her a safe way to play with them. This might be a little safer than our current plan of standing under the icicles and looking up at their beauty.

Snow Paint

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

While the idea is intended for kids I could see some adults really getting into this idea also. Just mix food coloring into water and ta-dah snow paint. I like how Growing A Jeweled Rose has put the paint in squeezable bottles, but a paint brush and cup or a spray bottle also works just as easily. It could be fun to decorate a snowman with some colour instead of the usual winter hats and gloves. You could also create other snow sculptures and get fancy with the colours. Myself, I would just use the entire backyard as one large snow canvas and make the next Jackson Pollock painting.

Snow Ice Cream

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

My dad and brother love ice cream no matter the season. When the temperatures turned negative my dad always said that it was the best time to eat ice cream because it was not running down your hand melting. Check out this amazing snow ice cream from Gimme Some Oven. You can make some right at home the next time you have a big (fresh!) pile of the fluffy white stuff. This recipe is easily thrown together in five minutes with items many of us already have in the house including sugar, salt, vanilla and milk. Consider it your treat for shoveling the driveway.

Make An Igloo

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

I keep trying to make an igloo every year but it never seems to work out quite right. Often I will end up with a little den that I have dug into the snow. A den just does not have the same effect as being able to climb inside an igloo. Check out this awesome igloo on Your Modern Family complete with instructions. They share some great ideas including using a skateboard as support over your doorway to keep the whole structure more secure. If you consider yourself a true artist or engineer, check out this amazing Rainbow Igloo made with juice containers and coloured water. It is a much bigger project but the results are fantastic. As I have personally not been able to make an igloo that is sturdy, I think I will stick to the basic instructions.

Snow Maze

Amazing and Cheap Ways To Play In The Snow

This snow maze is exactly how I feel when it is time to take the trash out to the curb after a big snowfall.  Check out the amazing snow maze created by Life With Moore Babies. This massive maze, similar to a corn maze, kept three grown adults busy for over an hour constructing it. No special tools were necessary though a snow shovel is used to make the entrance to the maze. Most of the maze is constructed easily by simply pounding the snow down with your feet. Afterwards the adults let the kids in on the fun to try to find their way through the gigantic maze. Sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon.

Bargainmoosers what is the most amazing thing you have ever made or used to play in the snow for an afternoon of cheap fun?

(Image Credit: Shena Tschofen)

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January 31

Bestselling eBooks from $1.99 @ Kobo.com This Weekend (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Bestselling eBooks from $1.99 @ Kobo.com This Weekend (EXPIRED)

I got an email from Kobo about a special deal they’ve got running in select bestsellers online @ Kobo.com this weekend. They’re advertising some best-selling novels for less than $5… but prices actually seem to start from as low as $1.99, which is a really great deal.

As for the eight images I show in the picture above, here’s a quick breakdown of those titles:

Out of all the above titles, the one that caught my eye the most was Born in Blood… I am sure you can tell why, from the image above! But I haven’t actually read any of the above… since having kids, I don’t have a lot of time for books these days! Have you read any of the above? Got any recommendations?

If you don’t yet have Kobo and you’re not sure what systems and devices you can read these books on, here’s a quick list for your interest:

  • Desktop |eReaders| Tablets
  • iOS |Android |Blackberry |Windows

I have the Kobo app on my iPad and I have quite a few books on there. Sometimes when I am travelling, I will buy a cheap book in advance, to have it in the airport for emergency reading… without having to worry about carrying a heavy book with me. And Kobo often do special deals and coupon codes on books, through which I’ve found good offers on some popular titles and they’re stored in my app. For example, I have the Hunger Games and Fifty Shades trilogy both on the Kobo app on my iPad. They’re handy books to re-read if I am stuck.

(Expiry: 3rd February 2015)

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