May 10

Warrior Dash Canada Promo Code: 50% Off The Race For Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Warrior Dash Canada Promo Code: 50% Off The Race For Mothers Day

If you are looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for Mom (or your wife or yourself), consider torturing her by signing her up for the Warrior Dash! Right now with promo code, you’ll get 50% off the cost of the race.

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  • Coupon Code: MUDDYMOM
  • Discount: 50% off
  • Expiry: 12th May 2014

I’ve done this race for the last two years and am opting out this year, as I’m not in the shape I was the first year. I do highly recommend it to anyone who wants to challenge themselves and have some fun doing it. The Warrior Dash is a mud race, where you’ll also encounter some obstacles, some hills and of course some mud. You can use this code for any location, but if you are in Ontario, the location is Horseshoe Valley.

Anyone over a certain age can do this race, so it is great for mother/daughter, mother/son, husband/wife or just someone alone. I saw groups sticking together, I saw individuals flying through, and I saw many couples helping each other along. The first year I did it with a group of ladies, but ended up getting to the finish line on my own. The second year I did it with our money-saving blogger Heather, who was in much better shape than me, but we stuck together to support each other. No matter your age or shape, this is a race for you. You can run or walk and you can skip the obstacles if you need to as well. The mud really isn’t that bad, and I actually found the swim through it exhilarating.

The regular cost of the race is $70, but with this coupon code, you’ll only pay $35, which really is a steal!

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May 2

How to Save Money on your next 10km Run & Half Marathon

Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on your next 10km Run & Half Marathon

Either I am noticing that people all around me (including myself) are getting involved in running, or people are just getting involved in running, period.  Running races is a great way to feel a sense of accomplishment and to achieve your goals especially if your New Year’s Resolution was to run a half marathon or a 10km run.  However, whoever said running is a relatively frugal fitness activity isn’t entirely accurate.  I think that running can get very expensive especially with gear (such as shoes, rain gear especially if you live on the west coast, running hats, running paraphernalia, running magazines, running clubs, etc., the list can go on).

I have signed up to run my first half marathon and so far my costs have roughly been manageable.

  • Waterproof Running Jacket $160
  • Running Cap $10
  • Long sleeve running shirt $25
  • Running pants $55
  • Running Shoes $130
  • Registration for Race $100

The total cost is just under $500 for about 4 months of training, which is approximately $120 a month.  A bit expensive compared to at home yoga or the gym in your neighbourhood!  However most of these purchases you can use again in the future, should you continue to run (even just for fun!).  However, the average lifespan of running shoes isn’t very long (should be replaced every 500km or so), so that’s another cost to upkeep if you decide to continue running.

Here are some ways in which you can save on your training for your next 10km race and half marathon.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

For most races, the earlier you register, the more economical your race entry is.  Therefore, the early bird gets the worm.  Many people cannot commit to the idea of running a half marathon (I know I was hesitant at first) but if you put in your training, you will get up to the amount of running you need for the race.  So just take the plunge and register.  Also, make sure you do a quick search for some coupon codes for your race registry too, you never know!

One thing to be cognizant of is to prevent injury, because that will definitely affect your ability to run in the race!

There’s an App for That

There are many free apps that you can download to help you train for your race.  One of my favourites was the Nike Run app.  It tells you how fast you are going, how many kilometres you have run, you can play music while the app is on, and the most helpful (in my opinion) aspect of the Nike Run app is the voice of Sonia Richards Ross who encourages you to keep on going, who compliments you for running more this week than last, and who congratulates you on your a run.

I also found a great half marathon training chart that I took a screenshot of on my iPhone so that I could put it into my day planner the number of kilometres I need to run that day.

Sign up for Free Running Clinics

There are free run clubs or running clinics in major cities- you just have to ask around.  For example, Running Room has a free weekly clinic on Sundays for training for your race.  It’s a nice way to meet new people too.  Another alternative is joining your local running club group.  A lot of like-minded goal-oriented race-oriented people are also training for their races and it is a nice opportunity to meet other people.  A good running buddy can take your mind off of thinking “Oh my goodness, how much longer do I have left for this training run?  I am so tired!” which is often, priceless.

Some of the places that offer free clinics also offered paid Marathon or Half marathon training packages, and this can be upwards of $100, they offer things like meal training, what to eat, how to mentally prepare for your race.  A lot of the information can also be found on the Internet and of course, friends and family who have completed marathons, half marathons, and 10km races already.  Here are more tips on how to save money on running from

 Don’t Succumb to the Temptation of Fancy Running Snacks

It is very tempting to spend $3 on flavoured electrolyte replacement gels and other fancy running snacks and running gear, but I didn’t start this trend for myself and found that I did fine without these.

Bargainmoosers, how did you save money on your 10km and half marathon race?

Photo credit: Joe

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April 24 Promo Code: Free Shipping With No Minimum

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM Promo Code: Free Shipping With No Minimum

Get free shipping with no minimum from, a U.S. store specializing in everything fitness. Normally you’d pay a certain amount for shipping depending on your item and location, with no threshold to get over for free shipping, so this is a sweet deal!

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  • Coupon Code: FREESHIPFB14
  • Discount: Free shipping
  • Expiry: 25th April 2014

Even with no shipping, you may incur duties.

I love the website as it is so incredibly informative for anything fitness. They have videos you can watch to learn new exercises, proper form and find out about nutrition. With fitness, sometimes comes supplementation, which is where their e-store comes in. It looks like you’ll also get a free gift with your order over $83. Now might be the time to stock up on what you need while the going is good and the shipping is free. Normally with free shipping offers with no minimum I try to suggest spending very little and getting a sale item as you don’t need to meet a threshold. In this case were there aren’t normally any thresholds to meet and you pay shipping on what you get, you want to spend what you can and save all those charges.

Check out their top 50 best sellers if you are wondering what products you might want or need to get. There are also a number of hot sales going on, which you would be best to pair with this free shipping offer. Don’t forget to check out the coupon page to see what other coupons we might have waiting for your eager hands.

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April 23

Sportchek Canada: Free Shipping On Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sportchek Canada: Free Shipping On Mothers Day Gifts

Sportchek has a very enticing deal on right now to save you money on your Mother’s Day gift purchase. Technically, the gift doesn’t have to be for Mom, it just has to come from the Mother’s Day gift ideas on the Sportchek website, and you’ll score free shipping. This is a pretty sweet deal as free shipping is normally on a $99 purchase. You just have to add one of the gift ideas to get free shipping on your whole order (even if not all the items are on the list).

Being a mom, I of course looked for some gifts that I would love this Mother’s Day. I am interested in a wide range of fitness activities so something that will promote me working out is always a good gift idea in my books.

I’ve always wondered if I could benefit from a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker. I’ve heard so much buzz about this and while I wouldn’t buy it for myself, I think this makes a great splurge as a gift. Not just a pedometer, it tracks your distance and calories burned too. Once you sync your information, you can compare it to other days, motivate yourself and engage in competitions. $59.99

A new tank is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe and I’m loving this Diadora Yoga Virsana two layer tank. My only problem? Purple, green or black? $44.99

With many different categories of gifts including fitness, yoga, golf, tech accessories and lifestyle, I know any mom would love a gift shipped for free from Sportchek.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 22

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 20% Off A Local Health & Fitness Deal

Posted by on March 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 20% Off A Local Health & Fitness Deal

I love when Groupon has coupons because that means you are getting a deal on top of a deal! Right now with promo code, you can get 20% off one local health and fitness deal.

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  • Coupon Code: ACTIVE20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 23rd March 2014

This really is a coupon code I can get behind. I bought a Groupon once for a local boot camp for only $30 for three weeks of boot camp. The Groupon was well worth it as the instructor normally charged $16 a class (less if you signed up longer), and I got my butt kicked. It was the hardest workout I had ever done and within three weeks, I was already noticed a big difference. The instructor was amazing and I loved being there, even though it hurt so badly. When the three weeks was up, I ended up signing up for another few sessions, until he actually had to move his location and it was too far for me to go. In the end, the Groupon worked out for me and him because I would never had tried it at full price, but I did and loved it, which was great for him as he got a new client.

In an alternative situation, I bought a Groupon for a local MMA place and tried it a few times and did not like it at all. I didn’t go back, but it only cost me $20 and I wasn’t locked in. I think buying Groupons for local fitness facilities is truly a win-win.

In looking at what is available in my city, it isn’t really just traditional fitness deals. They have karate, acupuncture, allergy testing, supplements and so much more.

Remember, you only have until tomorrow to use this Groupon coupon code.

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March 4

Amazon Canada: J Fit Fitness Gear 20% Off

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: J Fit Fitness Gear 20% Off

If you are getting fit and realize you might need more equipment than you actually have, you should look at the variety that is on sale at Amazon. Get J Fit fitness gear for 20% off.

Whether you are into pilates, yoga or the harder stuff, J Fit has a wide selection of gear.

Kettlebells are wildly popular right now and I absolutely love them! You can get a full-body workout using kettlebells, just be sure not to do them in front of anything important as I’ve seen a number of people lose control of them and watched them go flying. Let’s just say your husband won’t be too pleased with a kettlebell through the front of his big screen. This 30-pound cast iron kettlebell is over $20 off, now $56.16, was $79.99. Thirty pounds is quite heavy when it comes to kettlebell exercises, so you won’t be able to do everything with this size, so check out this 8-15lb set, which has four kettlebells included for working both sides of your body at the same time. With the smaller ones, sometimes you can double up in one hand to get a heavier weight, which saves you from buying the larger one as well.

Did you know traditional cardio is out and interval training is in? Interval training is short bursts of intense exercise and short breaks. There are many ways to do it, but I like to do my strength training with the short bursts of jump rope, jumping jacks, burpees, etc., in between to keep my heart racing. J Fit sells a speed rope and it is only $13.75, was $17.19.

My biggest fitness issue is my core and J Fit has a huge selection of items that work your core, like this 13-inch balance pod, which frightens me, but I know I need. It was $39.95, now $25.56.

I’ve also heard quite a bit about the benefits of foam rollers and there are quite a few on sale here too.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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March 3

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Amazon has Zumba sets and individual items, plus other fitness gear on for up to 40% off.

I tried Zumba a few times and while my friends told me how much they loved it and were certified Zumba queens, I just couldn’t get into it. I am not a terribly co-ordinated dancer, so I just felt like I wasn’t doing the steps right. Saying that, I was still hot, sweaty and had a racing heart at the end of each set, so it was still a great workout and kind of fun. The perfectionist in me just couldn’t let myself be so free as to think of this as my type of workout.

The best deal is on the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate: The Ultimate Experience DVD set. It comes with seven DVDs with music from the hottest and most beat-busting genres, and two toning sticks. It was $129.95, now $79.95.

If you want something less comprehensive, the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Body Shaping System has four DVDs plus a bonus DVD and the toning sticks. Was $59.95, now $49.95.

If you are a baby boomer, you’ll love the Zumba Fitness Gold Live It Up DVD set. Zumba is really a great workout for older people, because you know your limits and you can go at your own pace. Was $49.95, now $39.95.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

Photo credit: Schoeters

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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February 7

Groupon Canada: Curves Workouts As Low As $19

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Groupon Canada: Curves Workouts As Low As $19

Once you’ve eaten all that healthy frozen yogurt, you might be thinking about your workout and your lack of one. Curves is a great place for women to get started working out and right now Groupon has a fantastic deal on that will save you money on visits to Curves.

I have known a number of people who have done Curves for a workout and have loved it. I find that it is especially good for beginners who aren’t quite sure what to do to workout. Curves employs circuit training where you do cardio and weights for 30 total minutes, switching from station to station as you go. Thirty minutes should really not be that hard to do each day, and it is what is recommended just for heart health, never mind that you’ll feel better and look better too.

There are three options for this Groupon:

  • C$19 for 5 fitness workouts (up to a $73.50 value)
  • C$29 for 10 fitness workouts (up to a $98 value)
  • C$39 for 20 fitness workouts (up to a $147 value)

You have to be a new member or a member who hasn’t gone in six months to take part in this deal. I did notice on the Curves website that you can get your first week free, but if you do that first, you won’t be able to use this Groupon. If you end up loving Curves and want to join as a member after using your Groupon, your initiation fee will be waived.

Do it! Jillian Michaels says so!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 27

Gaiam Canada Promo Code: 15% Off All Orders

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Gaiam Canada Promo Code: 15% Off All Orders

Get 15% off your entire order at Gaiam Canada and keep that resolution to get fit!

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  • Coupon Code: Jan15GETFIT
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: 28th January 2014

This coupon expires tomorrow night so you have today and tomorrow to get shopping. Gaiam hails themselves as where fitness meets fashion, so if you want to look as good as you can sweating your butt off, check out Gaiam. This coupon works on both regular priced items and sale items, so you can really snag a good deal.

One item that really interested me is this balance ball chair, as I have chronic back pain, which probably stems from improper posture while sitting and working and weak core muscles. This chair can help that with its unique design. It comes in a few different colours as well, in case you worry about it going with the decor in your office. Originally $139.99, on sale for $99.99, you’ll add the coupon and get it for $84.99. This chair is available only online.

Looking at the top sellers, this cloud grey yoga mat bag is very pretty and fits your mat so it stays in great shape. Was $29.99, then $21.99, with coupon it comes to $18.69.

Get free shipping when you spend over $75.

For more Gaiam coupon codes, check out the Bargainmoose forum.

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January 19

Costco Canada: 26% Off iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate – Now $399.99

Posted by on January 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Costco Canada: 26% Off iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate   Now $399.99

Looking to get fit? Then take advantage of Costco’s deal on an iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate now on sale for $399.99 instead of $539.99 (26% off).

I have to admit that the first thought that popped into my head upon seeing iComfort’s fitness vibration plate is: “oh no, not another get fit quickly and easily scheme” but as it turns out, this provides a real workout and you still need to eat right and actually put some effort into the work-out because, as mentioned in this YouTube video about it: “if it’s too easy, then you’re probably not doing it right.”

iComfort’s vibration plate does exactly that: it vibrates, which then causes your muscles to contract anywhere from 25 to 50 times per second, allowing for faster and better overall body toning (particularly the arms, legs, back, hips and even abs).

While I didn’t find any reviews on this particular vibration plate, I did however find a couple of Amazon for the LifeSpan one, with one reviewer most notably pointing the advantages of this machine:

What this machine is good for is the person who is very very out of shape (I’m not) or who has mobility problems. It can do many good things and that is covered in the book too. For example, it can really help a person with balance/walking problems.

Another major plus is that shipping and handling are included in the price, meaning that you can order it online and have it delivered straight to your door with absolutely zero hassle and for free!

Have you ever tried a vibration plate? Share with us your thoughts on this interesting machine in the comments section.

(Expiry: 2nd February 2014)

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January 16

Walmart Canada: Up To 30% Off Exercise & Fitness Equipment

Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Up To 30% Off Exercise & Fitness Equipment

Quit procrastinating and actually fulfill that new year’s resolution to get fit with Walmart’s rollback on exercise and fitness products with reductions of up to 30% off.

Quit focusing so much on the current you and instead, divert your attention to the you that you would like to become: whether a toner, leaner, healthier, or a combination all of these. No gym membership is needed to achieve this new you but you can, however, take advantage of Walmart’s sale to secure some of the following discounts:

Gym memberships have never worked for me. Well that’s a lie, they would get me off the comfy couch for maybe two weeks, then I would find myself coming up with excuses and next thing I knew, I had basically lost all of my invested money. A great business model for gyms but certainly not for those with a busy or perhaps even television-filled lifestyle, which is exactly where the power of free can have a strong motivating factor.

From Eva’s “7 Workout You Can Do For Free“, to investing in some of the products from Walmart’s sale (because essentially, they are yours to keep forever and not give up within a month of splurging), make it your goal to focus on the new you this year and don’t forget to keep us posted on your achievements!

Need more motivation to get fit? Walmart offers absolutely free shipping on their products, with no required minimum! So, get to shopping now before it’s too late.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 12

Costco Canada: Stability Barre Complete Workout Program Only $499

Posted by on January 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Costco Canada: Stability Barre Complete Workout Program Only $499

At my gym, they have a class called Physique. It uses these barres and is touted as the “Kelly Ripa workout”. If you’ve ever seen Kelly Ripa, she has a pretty great body – toned and strong. Get the Stability Barre Complete Workout Program and the props for only $499, was $599.

The class I’m talking about was fantastic and I didn’t feel like I was truly working out, although I really felt it afterwards! This workout helps to lengthen and strengthen, which is the type of body type I am personally striving for. Using ballet-type exercises, you can work your entire body, especially the lower half.

The professional grade, sturdy and adjustable stability barre also has a weighted circular base with a no-skid grip that works on any flooring surface. You don’t have to mount it and can easily remove it from the supports to put away for storage. Invite all of your friends over too, because there is lots of room on both sides of the bar.

Your package also includes:

  • Black Foam Roller deluxe
  • Regular strength ankle strap
  • Mini Stability Ball
  • 2 lb. Toning Ball
  • Core Stability Barre training, level one DVD (English only)
  • Stability Barre training, level two DVD (English only)
  • Warranty and safety manual

Costco always offers free shipping, like these stores we’ve highlighted on our free shipping page.

(Expiry: 19th January 2014)

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January 10

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: LifeCore Fitness Rowing Machine Only $650

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: LifeCore Fitness Rowing Machine Only $650

Best Buy and Future Shop have a great deal on a LifeCore Fitness rowing machine, now only $649.99, was $749.99.

Best Buy and Future Shop usually have the same deals because they are basically the same store, and this deal is no different. If it sells out at one, then you can get it at the other, or choose your favourite store. Either way, you’ll save $100 on this piece of fitness equipment.

We’ve blogged elliptical trainers, bikes, treadmills, the treadclimber, weight sets and more so far this January, so you know the focus right now is on health and well being where sales are concerned. What’s great about the rowing machine is that it is a whole body workout, which targets many of your muscle groups, including your core.

With air and magnetic resistance, you can up the challenge by six levels, and the harder you go, the more the machine cools you down with an air-vented breeze. There are automated race programs, so you can feel like you really are rowing a boat and beating the green team. A large LCD screen displays all the pertinent info you need, like how much longer until I can get off this thing? The machine is durable and supportive with a solid steel frame, but folds up easily so you can pull it on its transport wheels into storage when you need the extra space. Think of it as an added workout.

Walmart sells this baby for $798, and besides that, I could only find it at for $799, so this is a definite deal.

Shipping is free at both stores.

(Expiry: 16th January 2014)

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January 9 15% off Gaiam

Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM 15% off Gaiam

Like everyone else, I’m resolving to be healthier this year. I think I’m already on the right track, but what I’d love to do is more yoga. has a great sale on right now with 15% off Gaiam health and wellness products.

Gaiam is a well-known name in yoga products, with high-quality items that look good and do what they are supposed to do. When you think of yoga, you probably think of yoga mats, which Gaiam does have, but there are a number of other products you might need too. If you do need a mat, Gaiam has some gorgeous ones like this vintage yoga mat. Since a majority of the time you’ll be doing yoga you might be looking at your mat, why not make it pretty? This one was $29.99, now $25.49.

All of their water bottles are on sale too and they are also very pretty. I love this Tree of Life aluminum water bottle, which was $12.99, now $11.04.

If you do hot yoga, you know that sweating = slippery. Not anymore with this grippy yoga towel. Was $39.99, now $33.99.

As always, you’ll get free shipping on orders over $25 and if you are a new customer, I’ll remind you about exclusive $10 off $40 coupon located in the coupon forum.

Photo Credit: AmandaD_TX

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 8

Costco Canda: $100 off Mileage Fitness Turn-N-Lock 11.3-27.2 kg Adjustable Dumbbells and Stand (Now $300) – EXPIRED

Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Costco Canda: $100 off Mileage Fitness Turn N Lock 11.3 27.2 kg Adjustable Dumbbells and Stand (Now $300)   EXPIRED

Get buffed for less with Mileage Fitness and Costco Canada.

I used to be into fitness at one point. I was doing P90X and was dropping pounds all over the place. People were just tripping over my pounds I had dropped so many. Part of the whole P90X thing and a lot of other exercise routines requires weight training. Now, I was doing this when I was a bachelor and, at that point, I could have gotten all the fitness equipment I wanted. I had money and nothing (or no one) to spend it on. Of course I was just out of college which means I was young and dumb. So instead of picking up a great set of adjustable dumbbells, I wasted my money.

Of course there were other pieces of equipment I should have been getting but I’m writing about adjustable dumbbells so that’s the example I’m using. These would have been a huge help to my routine. I had been using a set of cement dumbbells that my mom got on clearance at Sears 15 years ago. They are fine but you have 2.5 pound, 10 pounds and 25 pounds and sometimes the 10 pound aren’t enough but using the 25 pound ones are just too much. You can go out and buy more but suddenly you have dumbbells all over the place. Maybe you need a stand. That’s more money and it takes up tons of space. That’s where these adjustable ones are the best option. They only take up as much room as a traditional set of dumbbells, but you can adjust them to go from 11.3KG to 27.2KG. That’s 25 lbs to 60 lbs. So it wouldn’t work for my girly noodle arms but if you’re really in to this stuff or are planning on being really into it soon, well, this is a great choice. Basically how they work is you have a handle. You put that handle in a stack of weights and turn little dial to choose which weight you want. The dial moves some mechanism that locks weights to the handle. When you pick them up you only get the weights that the dial is set to grab. The others stay on the stand.

These are normally $399.99 but you save $100 so you’re gonna get them for $299.99! That’s a great price all around. I did look for this same set elsewhere but not a lot of people are selling it. The ones I did find were universally more expensive. You also get free shipping on these which is a bonus when your package is over 120 pounds.

(Expires: 19th January 2014)

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