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July 13

Chapters Indigo Canada: Buy One, Get One 50% Off On All Hasbro Games

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: Buy One, Get One 50% Off On All Hasbro Games

Family game night just got easier with this sale from Chapters Indigo. Buy one Hasbro game and get the second one 50% off. I checked out the prices of the games and they are pretty much on par with other board game retailers like Toys R Us and Walmart, so you’ll see the savings with your second game purchase. Plus, with a purchase of two games, you are more than likely going over a $25 spend, meaning you’ll also get free shipping.

I have a very fully stocked game shelf in my house, but I always love getting new games for my kids since we play so much. I am finding my kids are at a great age now where they can play on their own together without assistance from me, which is perfect for the days I need to work and they need something to do! I’m sure other work at home moms feel the same.

Monopoly Junior is a game we do have. Instead of streets, you buy properties that are fun like roller coasters, magic shows, ice cream parlours and more. I find it very simple for kids even from age five, but still interests my nine-year-old. This game sells for $19.95.

Battleship is another game we have that is a complete classic from my childhood. I spent hours playing this with my brother and now my sons can play with theirs. I actually really enjoy playing this with my kids as well, they just hate it that I always win Chapters Indigo Canada: Buy One, Get One 50% Off On All Hasbro Games It also sells for $19.95.

Add both to your cart and each game will discount down to $14.96. Monopoly Junior sells for $19.93 and Battleship sells for $18.93 at Walmart. Considering that is at least $4 more per game and you need to get to $50 for free shipping, Chapters Indigo is definitely your best bet.

If you want a more grown-up game, I know we’ve all played the game of Risk. My kids also enjoy this game quite a bit, until they lose that is. This one sells for $24.95. If you are buying more expensive games with lesser expensive games, I suggest making separate orders to get the most discount. Otherwise your 50% off games will be the cheaper ones.

Photo credit: pedhappati

(Expiry: 26th July 2015)

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June 25

Estate Map: Save 20% Off Online Estate Planning Services With Coupon Code

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Estate Map: Save 20% Off Online Estate Planning Services With Coupon Code

Do you have a written plan to help your loved ones should something unfortunate happen to you? Use the services at Estate Map to ensure everything you own is transferred to them as you wish. Initial services are $96 for the first year but with a coupon code, you can cement your first year for only $76.80.

Estate Map offers a free one week trial so you can check out all of their services. After that week, you are automatically charged the $96. I would suggest imputing our coupon code IMBACK right from the start and saving 20% off your first-year subscription. I also notice when I apply the coupon code, the price of the renewal year drops from $24 to only $19.20. I do not know if this indefinitely lowers your rate, or if the code applies to either your first year or renewal rate.

Estate Map offers a comprehensive service to help you put your affairs in order. While the topic can be touchy, it is important to put together a plan while you are able. Without an official plan, your loved ones wait for the government to distribute your assets how they see fit.

Estate map keeps all of your information together in one place for your family including:

  • Passwords
  • Wealth info
  • Other assets
  • Your will
  • Other wishes about your passing and health information

This information is kept safe at a bank level security and shared with who you appoint at the time of your choosing. I tried to make a password for the free trial and they were not kidding about this being high security. It took me multiple tries to figure out a password strong enough, and I even tried a random password generator. These guys take this information seriously.

Bargainmoosers, I tried very hard to find a similar service to Estate Map. I searched the internet and found I kept landing on various banks planning pages such as CIBC. RBC and TD Canada Trust. Some of these banks such as TD offer online services for the person serving as the executor of your estate plan. When you first purchase the plan, the bank insists that you sit down in person to discuss your personal account. No prices are quoted online, making this service extremely difficult to price compare.  According to the Globe and Mail, the average cost of a will is $369. In that same article, they feature a company called Will-o-Matic. I tried to check this company out, but every time I clicked on it from the Globe and Mail my virus software beeped like crazy. Perhaps this is not the best place to give my personal information. Wills are only one part of an estate plan and do not offer the continuing features such as keeping your passwords together for digital accounts or your health information in one place.

This is a very personal choice, Bargainmoosers. The reality is many Canadians do not have a plan. While I did not get my hands on a finite number, I saw quotes that over half of Canadians do not currently have an estate plan or will. This is an easy option to put everything in order easily from home without a pricey appointment with a bank employee.

Image Credit: Carissa Rogers

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 17

Free Movies on October 18th for Cineplex Community Day

Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Free Movies on October 18th for Cineplex Community Day

If you are looking for a fun family activity to do tomorrow, you are in luck.  Cineplex has their annual Community Day happening tomorrow October 18th.  Bring your family in to see a great movie tomorrow and every single person will be able to watch the movie for free.

Doors will be open at 8:30 am with a great selection of free movies beginning at 9:00am. Young or old, all admissions are free.  Additionally, you can enjoy a regular popcorn, regular fountain drink, and selected candy for just $2 each.  The regular size is easily share-able between two people. If you have been to a movie lately, you know what a great deal just $2 an item really is.

This Community Day is in honour of the Free the Children Foundation so 100% of the proceeds are donated to Free the Children Foundation! Not only will you be saving a lot of money and having a great day with your family, you will be making a difference when you buy your family treats and drinks.  It just does not get better than that.

If you are unfamiliar with the Free The Children Foundation, here is a little bit about it from the website.

 Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that works with hundreds of thousands of elementary and secondary students from 5,000 schools across Canada and 2.3 million youth worldwide.

What a great cause to support!

The movies that you will be able to see are not listed online so you will have to head in to Cineplex to find out.  Since this is a Community Day and is geared towards families, I would assume they would most likely be family friendly.  Either way, it is a free activity so it is definitely worth checking out.

The Community Day was very popular last year so I suggest arriving right at 8:30am when the doors open to make sure you get in to see your movie.

(Expiry: 18th October 2014)

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July 7

Cineplex Family Favourites $2.50 Movies

Posted by on July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Cineplex Family Favourites $2.50 Movies

If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive to do with your family for the months of July and August, look no further than Cineplex Canada.  Cineplex Canada is offering family favourite movies for just $2.50 every Saturday morning at 11:00 am.

All of the family favourites are movies that have already been in the movie theaters and are coming back for a second showing. This time around however, instead of paying the full price for each ticket, you will pay just $2.50 per ticket. They have a great collection of popular movies they have brought back for us to see.

Here is a look at all of the great movies you will be able to see for just $2.50 for the months of July and August:

  • July 9th – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • July 12th & 16th – Smurfs 2
  • July 19th & 23rd – The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • July 26th & 30th – Hotel Transylvania
  • August 2nd & 6th – Mr Peabody & Sherman
  • August 9th & 13th – Rio 2
  • August 16th & 20th – Turbo
  • August 23rd & 27th – Epic
  • August 30th – The Croods

I have already watched a couple of these movies with my boys and they were great.  My boy’s favourite would have to be Rio 2. We watched the first one together and they liked the second one even more.  Another good one is The Croods.  It was a great family movie that I would take my boys to see again in a heartbeat.

One of the ones on the list that I have yet to see but would like to is Smurfs 2.  It had some really great reviews and some pretty big names behind the voices in it.  I didn’t get the chance to bring my kids the first time it came out but maybe it is better I waited for this lower price.

If you are the average family of four, the total cost for four people (kids and adults) will be just $10.  That is a pretty incredible deal. At that price, this would be a great idea for a kid’s birthday!  Even if you had 10 kids to pay for, you would still be paying just $25 for a birthday party of 10.  I can’t even get birthday supplies from the dollar store that cheap!

(Expiry: End of August)

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March 31

KidsBowlFree.com: Sign Up Now for Free Bowling, All Summer Long!

Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 8:30 PM

KidsBowlFree.com: Sign Up Now for Free Bowling, All Summer Long!

It’s back! Register your kids for a summer of free bowling at KidsBowlFree.com. Each child gets two free games per day, all summer long.

Summer vacations may pass quickly when you’re a kid, but they can be long when you’re a parent. Very long. Filling all those days can be a challenge, and you can only visit so many playgrounds and watch so many cartoons. That’s why I love that the Kids Bowl Free program is returning for 2014.  With this fun freebie you can register up to six children for free bowling at a participating bowling centre in Canada (age limits are set by individual locations). Each child can then enjoy two free games of bowling per day. All summer long!

And if you want to get in on the fun you can add a family pass for $24.95 (US). Family passes allow up to four adults or older children to bowl with your registered children all summer without having to pay more than the initial $24.95 charge. It should be noted though that shoe rentals are not included with the free kids’ bowling or family passes.

Last year we signed up our then 4-year-old son for this program with the family pass, and though we only used it about 5 or 6 times over the course of the summer we still saved a good amount of money. This year I think we’ll get even more out of it now that our little bowler is a little bigger. Program start dates vary by bowling centre, with some starting as early as May. If the bowling centre nearest you isn’t accepting registration yet you can just enter your email address and they’ll contact you when it’s time to sign up. Once you are registered you will receive your new free bowling coupons by email each week, usually on Sunday mornings.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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