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June 28

Ontario Fun Passes: Kids Free With Adult @ 19 Attractions

Posted by on June 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Ontario Fun Passes: Kids Free With Adult @ 19 Attractions

Ontario seems to be the province in Canada that gets all the best deals.  If you live in Ontario, or you are planning on visiting this summer, there are some great deals with Ontario Fun Passes.  Right now, they are offering free child’s admission to a variety of activities when you purchase an adult ticket.

Currently, Ontario Fun Passes is offering this buy one get one free deal for 19 various attractions around Ontario.  This is a great way to do activities as a family this summer and save in the process.  It can be quite pricey to do different attractions with the kids, so buying them through Ontario Fun passes allows at least your kids to be free.

There is no charge or fee whatsoever to sign up for your Ontario Fun pass, so all of these deals are absolutely free! To redeem your Fun Pass, all you need is the name of your school board, your postal code and email address.

Here are just a few of the places you will save at:

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Discovery HarbourFort Henry national Historic Site of Canada
  • Old Fort Erie
  • Ontario Heritage Trust (five attractions)
  • Ontario Parks
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Royal Ontario Museum

Actually, that list is less than half of the different attractions you will save at since there are 19 in total.  The free kids passes will be free when you purchase either an adult or senior pass.

Additionally, when you get your passes you will also get a $2 discount on a daily parking permit at participating Ontario Parks. The total savings for families add up to over $185, which is pretty incredible!

The Ontario Fun Pass itself is valid starting starting now until October 31st. The actual attractions that it is valid for, though, may have different dates of operation. You will need to decide which ones you want to go to and plan around those dates.

(Expiry: 31st October 2104)

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June 23

Free Swimming This Summer From Tim Hortons

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Free Swimming This Summer From Tim Hortons

I love all the different charity work that Tim Hortons does and this time they are offering a freebie for young and old.  During March break they offered free skating and this summer is something that will cool you off as well. For the months of July and August, Tim Hortons has paired with some Canadian pools and is offering free public swimming!

The lucky provinces for this deal are Ontario and Alberta.  In Alberta the free swim is actually starting early and is being offered this week as well on June 27th, which is a nice little bonus.  The time for the free swimming will vary for each different location so make sure to check the participating pools before you head in for your free swim.

There is no coupon to get this deal you just have to show up at the free swim times.  You can go in as many times as you would like and there is no age limit for these free swims.  It is perfect to pass the time as a family and get some exercise in the process because your entire family will be free!

Keep your eyes peeled for more free deals like this one from Tim Hortons because they seem to do one per season.

The fact that Tim Hortons is sponsoring this free summer swim schedule is just one more reason they are a great company!

(Expiry: End of August)

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June 20

Toys R Us Canada: Free Play Day Event

Posted by on June 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Toys R Us Canada: Free Play Day Event

If you are looking for something fun and free to do with your family this weekend, Toys R Us is the place to be.  This Saturday, June 21st, they are having a huge Play Day that is free for the entire family to have fun at, and includes “Make N Takes”, toy demonstrations, crafts and more.

I have gone to a couple of the free event that Toys R Us has to offer; they are always a lot of fun and a hit with my kids.  Normally, there is one event to check out and one activity, but this one is a little bit different.  You can do one or all of the activities offered and they are all absolutely free.

There will be five different activities you will be able to do tomorrow:

  • Minecraft Paper crafts: Build your very own Minecraft Diamond Armor Steve Paper craft.
  • Disney Princess: Create a Pink Tulle Disney Princess Paper Hat. They are also encouraging you to dress up as your favourite Disney character when attending this event.
  • Doh Vinci Crafts: Design a 3D with the Doh Vinci. Decorate an activity card by using different shapes,  designs and colours.
  • Preschool Play Area: This is an area for kids to play and explore  with some fun Toys R Us toys.
  • Cool Toy Demos: Demonstrations on the hottest new toys such as Mip Robot, Robo Fish, Magical Mermaid, Sands Alive, Beyblade Beyraiderz, Mr. Potato Mashers, Playmobil

The event will start at 11am and is appropriate for ages two years old and up. There will be limited spaces for the events that require you make a craft, so it is best to get there early.

There are a couple of locations that are excluded, so call your local store first to make sure they are offering this awesome event.

(Expiry: 21st June 2014)

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June 16

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

Posted by on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

There are so many different ways to save money on your purchases both online and in stores.  I buy a lot of things online because of the convenience now, but there are so many things I just have to run to the store to pick up.  Things like toiletries, groceries, tickets to events and things I just can’t get online.  I also like getting some clothing in stores so I can try it on right there.

Thinking ahead and printing off coupons you may need is a great way to save money on your purchases. We have rounded up a bunch of coupons for you that will save you money just by printing them off and taking them with you when you shop.

Health and Beauty:

  • Use this Shoppers Drug Mart coupon on June 18th only to get yourself 20x the Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more on almost anything.

House and Home:

  • Save 53% on an insulated tumbler with this printable or smartphone compatible Home Hardware coupon until June 21st.

Food:

  • Use any of these Wing’s Up coupons to save on a variety of things for your meals.
  • These new printable coupons for McDonalds will save you on breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.

Clothing:

Entertainment:

These are just a few of the printable coupons you will find posted up on our forum that will save you money on your purchases. It is so easy to just just print off your coupons, pop them into your wallet and save as you shop!

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May 31

Amazon Canada: $5 Blu Ray Movies

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Amazon Canada: $5 Blu Ray Movies

You read that right: Amazon Canada is selling a handful of movies on Blu ray for only $5 each. So if your movie collection needs a little expanding, check out this sweet little sale for cheap blu rays.

These are not the most obscure titled movies either. Okay, well, some of them are. But there are some movies in here that I know of quite well and that friends of mine own.

There are nine titles to choose from:

My favourite title on the list is “All The King’s Men” as it stars one of my favourite actors of all time: Anthony Hopkins. I just adore the guy. There are some other interesting titles in this collection though. I have heard a ton of good things about Bulletproof Monk, and I think my husband might even own the movie on DVD. Pathfinder seems to be a cult favourite among some people and I have been debating watching it for a while.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Hypothetically, if you buy five of these movies (excluding D&D) you would get free shipping.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 24

Amazon Canada: How The Earth Changed History Blu-Ray $24.99

Posted by on May 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: How The Earth Changed History Blu Ray $24.99

Amazon Canada is my go-to place for entertainment usually, and they rarely disappoint. Right now they have the BBC series “How the Earth Changed History” (Blu Ray) with Iain Stewart on sale from $43.98 down to just $24.99.

Oh my goodness, I can barely type about this series without screaming my wee little head off. See, this series was on my birthday wishlist if it fell below $26, which it now has, and so my hubby has bought it for me for my birthday: *WEEE*! I am a massive BBC Nature fan and my first love was Iain Stewart’s Earth Biography series. It was the catalyst for our vacations to New Zealand and Iceland. I know, massive fangirl here.

So, to find that he did another series for the BBC, and that it was on sale for such a reasonable price made my heart nearly stop. I price compared this series with HMV, which sells the blu-ray for $35, Chapters has it for $35.18, and the BBC Shop itself has it for $35.98. You are saving an extra $10 on their prices.

The series is structured around water, wind (air), fire, and deep earth which plays nicely with the four elements. The fifth episode focuses on human interaction with the planet. I know the first four episodes are one hour each, and I assume the fifth episode is as well, so you get five hours of glorious footage and fantastic narration for only $24.99.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 19

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Posted by on May 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Libraries across Canada are starting to team up with a company called Hoopla: a netflix like program that lets you borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card. You can enjoy them on your PC, tablet, or phone.

There are some major bonuses to this system:

  • unlimited number of copies available
  • start streaming content immediately
  • can download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing
  • they return it for you at the end of the lending period (no late fees)

I have been super impressed with their music collection. I’m totally into symphonic metal right now and they have had a huge selection of the Scandinavian bands I listen to. Hoopla has an online vault of over 10,000 films and 250,000 music albums. While it is taking a while for Canadian libraries to get on board with the system, there are a bunch who already are registered with Hoopla. here are some of the ones I know about:

  • Toronto Public Library
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Winnipeg Public Library
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Greater Victoria Public Library
  • Hamilton Public Library
  • North Vancouver Public Library
  • Oakville Public Library
  • Saskatoon Public Library

… and many more.

Not all libraries have the same agreement with Hoopla. For example, I have Hoopla through Vancouver Island Regional Island and we have access to audiobooks whereas I hear Toronto Public Library’s agreement does not include audiobooks. Each library also will have its own rules: my library allows twelve items to be borrowed a month. I get each CD for seven days and I think movies for three days.

Either way it is a fantastic – free – system that you have to check out. If your library doesn’t have Hoopla yet, maybe send them a little note of encouragement.

(Expiry: N/A)

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May 13

Ticketmaster Promo Code: Pizza Pizza $11.11 Concert Tickets Back This Year

Posted by on May 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Ticketmaster Promo Code: Pizza Pizza $11.11 Concert Tickets Back This Year

Last year I told you about the Pizza Pizza $11.11 concert series, where that’s all you’ll pay for a variety of concert tickets at the Molson Amphitheatre. Well, it is back this year, with lots of big names in the lineup.

Click here to check out this deal @ Ticketmaster.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 11PIZZAPIZZA11
  • Discount: $11.11 tickets
  • Expiry: Unknown

Last year I tried to get $11 tickets to go see Heart and the Led Zeppelin Experience. While there were tickets available there were only single seats. I ended up going anyway and loved the concert. I’ve been to quite a few concerts at the Molson Amphitheatre, and I love seeing shows there because the venue is small enough that you feel close to stage no matter where you sit. Also, it is outdoors, so it makes the show that much better.

I did notice that a number of concerts are already sold out, including Journey and Tim McGraw, but I did see a few good ones that would definitely be worth the $11 ticket price. Lionel Richie would be fun for sure.

Note that you might have to pay service fees and taxes and that you are limited to four tickets per person. Check for more Ticketmaster coupons in the forum.

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May 11

BBC Shop Canada: Up To 60% Off Britannia Sale

Posted by on May 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

BBC Shop Canada: Up To 60% Off Britannia Sale

BBC Canada’s shop is currently holding an up to 60% off Britannia sale with deals on mugs, coasters, movies, TV, documentaries, collectables, and more.

Big fan of the Queen? Royalty? Know the birth date of the new prince, his middle name, and can rattle off how old he is to the day? Then this sale is for you.

You can pick up historical documentaries like Simon Schama: History of Britain Special Edition which was $63.98 and is now $36.99. I price compared with Amazon.ca which has this set priced at $52.49.

If you are interested in the newest royal couple, then pick up William & Catherine: Their Story and The Windsors: From George to Kate from the BBC. Both were originally $31.98 and are now on sale for $15.49 each. I price compared again with Amazon.ca who has these for $21.74 and $31.99 respectively.  The BBC has much better prices.

This Dunoon Union Jack Bunting Mug is really cute and on sale from $24.98 to $10.49. I also think these London Sticky Notes that were $18.98 and are now $6.49 would make a good gift as well. Maybe put the mug and the sticky notes together with one of the DVDs above into a little BBC Britannia gift set.

Get free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 9

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Steam is the greatest thing since sliced bread and toasters came together to produce toast and Nutella was invented to make love to it. This weekend on Steam get 75% off Dragon Age: Origins regular edition and ultimate edition.

If you have liked Bioware’s previous offerings like Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate, then you are going to love this game. The game has earned a metascore of 91/100. You get to play the Grey Warden, guardian, who has to kick ass, reunite the lands, and kill the big bad: an archdemon.

Now, the regular edition costs $19.99 USD on any average day, but this weekend you can pick it up for just $4.99 USD. If you want to get everything in one shot, then pick up the ultimate edition which includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and all nine content packs for just $7.49 USD (was $29.99).

I am totally telling my roommate as she is probably gonna drool. She is a big time gamer, which I found out after spotting a PS3 in her room and hearing her reference her computer as a ‘gaming laptop’. She adores Steam (who doesn’t) and has a wishlist a mile long. I wonder if this is on it.

(Expiry: 12th May 2014)

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May 5

Cineplex Canada: 3 Free Gifts with $30 Gift Card Purchase

Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Cineplex Canada: 3 Free Gifts with $30 Gift Card Purchase

When you spend $30 on Cineplex gift cards either at the box office or online you will receive three free bonus gifts.

When you buy your $30 worth of gift cards you will receive:

  • A buy one get one free admission (including 3D, UltraAVX, IMAX®, or VIP)
  • Free small popcorn
  • Free SD digital movie rental

As an added bonus, you will also receive 100 Scene points.

Now, it says this deal is available until the end of June but it also says “while quantities last” so I suggest you pick it up sooner rather than later to make sure you get your sweet little bonuses. You cannot use e-gift cards or gift cards to purchase the $30 worth of gift cards to get the bonus offers – just in case you were wondering.

This is a pretty cool offer and I like that the BOGO free admission includes all the fancy movies/theatre options so you don’t have to pay the extra surcharge. While a small popcorn isn’t much, it does make a very nice snack for those of us who don’t often buy snacks at the theatre. Also, I have never tried the Cineplex movie rental system so this would be a good way to check it out.

(Expiry: 30th June 2014)

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May 4

Calgary Attractions Coupons: Save up to 50% on Fun Activities

Posted by on May 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Calgary Attractions Coupons: Save up to 50% on Fun Activities

Summer is fast approaching and school will be out in just over next month.  If you are a parent, you are already trying to plan what activities you kids will be doing over the two summer months they have off.  There are day camps, activities, attractions and actually a lot to do but most, if not all, cost money.  I know I don’t have a ton to spend and I assume other parents don’t as well so I look for ways to save money.

Calgary Attractions has some great coupons that will save you on so many different activities and events around the city and just outside. Right now we actually have 13 different printable coupons that you can use to save your family money on events, activities and more.

If you have school age kids, you will want to check out this coupon for Calaway Park.  It will get you 50% off gate admission for up to 4 people at a time right up until September this year! If you have never been, make sure to go on their roller coaster.  It is my favourite ride!

Another fun thing to do whether you are young or old is head up the Calgary Tower to see the city.  I have done this countless times on field trips with my school and the staff and the kids loved it alike.  You can stand on the glass floor at the top and look directly below you to see the traffic.  It also provides an excellent view of the city for newcomers and visitors. This coupon will get you $1 off your admission all year long.

If you are in Calgary this year you will also want to see the Calgary Zoo.  This coupon for it will save you 15% on your admission price.  A lot of it was under water last year when we had the floods and it is incredible how they have restored it. The elephants will be leaving in a few weeks to another zoo so if you would like to see them before they leave, make sure to head in soon.

If you are in Ontario, Eva did a post a while back with some of the great Attractions Ontario coupons you can take advantage of as well.  For all Calgary Attractions coupons, check out the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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May 1

Cineplex Canada: $2.50 Family Favourites

Posted by on May 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Cineplex Canada: $2.50 Family Favourites

Cineplex Canada is offering family favourite movies for just $2.50 every Saturday morning at 11:00 am during the months of May and June.

The next movie is Robots with the fantastic voice acting of a personal favourite: Robin Williams. That movie is scheduled for May 3rd, and tickets are on sale now.

Here is the rest of the movie schedule for May and June:

  • May 10: Tooth Fairy
  • May 17: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • May 24: March of the Penguins
  • May 31: Madagascar 2
  • June 7: Dr Seuss’ The Lorax
  • June 14: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • June 21: The Adventures of TinTin
  • June 28: Jetsons: The Movie

I think my husband plans to go see Harry Potter, and I might go see both Harry Potter and TinTin. I love TinTin and used to watch the cartoons on TV, even when they were on the French channel and I didn’t understand a word. I am not a big Harry Potter fan, but I really like the first movie and the concepts it introduced to my fantasy world.

These movies are a great buy at only $2.50 a person. A family of four can go for just $10. What movies do you want to see in theater again?

(Expiry: 28th June 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 22

Amazon.ca: Up to 68% Off BBC Nature Collections

Posted by on April 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Amazon.ca: Up to 68% Off BBC Nature Collections

Happy Earth Day! For a select time get up to 68% off select BBC nature collections from Amazon.ca in celebration of this marvelous planet.

There are some incredible deals on some of the lesser known BBC nature disks. Be sure to pick up Galapagos [Blu-ray] for only $16.99, originally $34.99 during this sale. The Galapagos Islands are one of Earth’s most wondrous places because they are teaming with life not found anywhere else on earth. They are also home to the most northern penguins on the planet.

Next on my list on suggestions is Yellowstone: Battle for Life [Blu-ray] that was $30.98 and is now $16.99. I own this set and it really puts into perspective the delicate balance of the park. I loved learning about the wolves of Yellowstone and the part they play to maintain the delicate balance within the park.

On my wishlist is Madagascar [Blu-ray] which was $43.98 and is now $19.99. David Attenborough has a real passion for Madagascar and I have heard it shows in this series. There is also a special hour-long extra on disc two called “Attenborough and the Giant Egg” which talks about egg shell fragments he received and the fascinating story that goes along with them.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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