Food

July 18

Starbucks Store Canada Promo Code: 25% Off VIA Refreshers or Iced Coffee

Posted by on July 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Starbucks Store Canada Promo Code: 25% Off VIA Refreshers or Iced Coffee

Starbucks fiends rejoice! This weekend only, you can save an additional 25% on all Starbucks VIA Refreshers or Iced Coffee, including those that are already on sale.

Get VIA Ready Brew products @ Starbucks.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 25OFFICED
  • Discount: 25% off VIA Refreshers or Iced Coffee
  • Expiry: 20th July, 2014

What is VIA?

Starbuck’s VIA product line basically features a line of ready-made tea or coffee pouches that you pour over either hot or iced water. No other equipment is necessary, just: a glass, the pouch, water, ice (for Refreshers) and voila, instant refreshment!

Which products qualify for the code?
Although the Starbucks promo code above isn’t applicable towards the VIA line of Ready Brew or Latte coffee, you can use it on these products:

  • VIA Refreshers Very Berry Hibiscus: reg. $6.95 / $5.22 with code
  • VIA Refreshers Cool Lime: now $4.95 (reg. $6.95) $3.72 with code
  • VIA Iced Coffee: reg. $7.95 / $5.97 with code

While the iced tea packets come with five pouches, the iced coffee one comes with six instead. As I’m a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I’m most excited about trying out the iced coffee one, especially since it has a general consensus of five stars out of five with positive reviews like this one:

I go to my local Starbucks for iced coffee’s every other day and this is really close to what I get in the store….Just love it!!!

It is naturally sweetened with cane sugar, though you might need to add your regular cream or milk if that’s how you normally drink your coffee. Since ice has the terrible effect of diluting your drink, you could also make a batch of this coffee ahead of time (or maybe even brew it regularly), pour it into an ice cube tray and use those coffee ice cubes to then pour your next drink over.

I used to be a Starbucks addict and I know how crucial it can be to get that fix of your favourite drink, so I can definitely see these pouches coming in handy for a dark Starbucks-less day. These could also be a great substitute for those of you who don’t have a Starbucks store near you, or maybe even for taking to work.

Shipping

Shipping is free on orders over $75. For all purchases that don’t meet that threshold, a $4.95 shipping fee will apply. You can also try checking out the online exclusives category for more Starbucks merchandise to save on. Simply hover over “gifts & extras” tab at the top of any Starbucks page and click on “online exclusives”. You could, for instance, get 18 Veranda Blend portion packs of coffee on sale for $37.95 instead of $49.50.

Moosers, have you tried Starbucks’ VIA Refreshers or Iced Coffee? What did you think?

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July 14

Dining Out Coupons Roundup

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Dining Out Coupons Roundup

A little while ago, we did a printable coupon roundup for fast food restaurants and it was pretty popular.  I thought I would do something similar this week with some dining out type deals.  This time around, we have both fast food and dine in restaurants to let you know about with some great coupons that will save you money on your dining experience. Additionally, we have a mixture of printable coupons and coupon codes for online orders to use for delivery or take out if you would prefer this to dining out.

Here is a look at some great dining coupons you can use this week:

The Olive Garden- Use these printable coupons to get $4 off any 2 adult dinner entrees or $2 off any 2 adult lunch entrees. It will be valid all the way until July 27th.

Swiss Chalet- You can get $5 off  your purchase when you buy 2 pastas or rice bowls and 2 drinks with this printable coupon.  It will be valid until August 24th so you will have plenty of time to use it.

Quiznos- This printable coupon will get you $2 off a 9″ sub or $1 off a 6″ sub.  It will be valid until July 15th and is also smartphone compatible.

Wing’s Up- Use this exclusive printable coupon to get totally free garlic bread with no purchase necessary. It will be valid up until August 31st.

East Side Marios- The coupon code MARIO10 will get you $10 off online orders of $30 or more until August 4th.

Pizza Hut- The coupon code 850 will get you the deal of buy one, get one free medium or large pizzas for a limited time only.

Dominos- Use these coupon codes to save you on small, medium and large pizzas as well as meals with drinks for a limited time only.

A&W- There are a variety of printable coupons for A&W that will get you free burgers, coffee and upgrades with purchases for a limited time only.

All of these printable coupons and coupon codes will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  Coupons are a great way for you and your family to eat out at a fraction of the regular cost.

(Image credit to Thomas Hawk)

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July 11

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 10% Off Local Food & Drink Deals

Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 10% Off Local Food & Drink Deals

Groupon has the perfect coupon to get your weekend started right. Get 10% off local food and drink deals. While 10% is not a huge amount, these deals are already deeply discounted, so you are really just getting an added bonus.

Click here to shop for food & drink deals @ Groupon.com now

  • Coupon Code: EAT10
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 12th July 2014

I want to show you examples of how you’ll save, but with local deals, they are different for every city. So, I’ll give you some examples of deals in different cities, but be sure to check out your own city.

I recently moved from London, Ontario and notice that they have a deal on Marble Slab, which just so happens to be my favourite ice cream place. For $20 (with a regular price of $39.90), you’ll get two key lime or butter pecan pies or one picnic pack. Add the coupon and you’ll pay only $18. I’m going to assume this deal is available in a lot of the other cities on Groupon.

Toronto has 117 food and drink deals. I am now living in closer proximity to Toronto and will probably go there at least a few times a year to go out to eat. While Sugartiers is actually located in Markham, I couldn’t resist checking out this deal for one dozen assorted macarons or cake pops. For $19, with a regular price of $42, you’ll get your sugar fix for only $15.20! Sweet!

There are so many food deals available, with everything from Poutine to fine dining to cupcake to Indian. I think I could get all of the Groupons. And really, I could. There is no limit to how many Groupons you buy with this coupon, so why not stock up and try a new restaurant every Friday night. It forces you to go out, try something new (or get a great deal on an old favourite). If I could eat for a living, I would, but I write instead and that’s second best.

What restaurants should I try out Bargainmoosers?

Check for more Groupon promo codes in the forum.

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July 6

East Side Marios Canada: 4 Can Dine For $25

Posted by on July 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM

East Side Marios Canada: 4 Can Dine For $25

East Side Marios is celebrating 25 years in business and with this celebration, they are offering all of their customers a great deal: four can dine for $25 for a limited time only, plus some other great deals.

There is no need for a printable coupon to get this deal and it will be offered at all locations.

I have a family of four and I can’t remember the last time the four of us could head into any restaurant (including a fast food place) and get a great meal for $25. Normally, my family of four costs us on average $10 a person, bringing our bill to about $40 plus tip.  Saving $15 on our entire bill would be a huge bonus for us!

With this $25 meal for four it will include a few different things. You will get the all you can eat garlic loaf, all you can eat salad or soup, and you will also get a classic pepperoni pizza.  If you are like my family, you will most likely fill up on the all you can eat items first and then barely have room enough to finish the whole pizza.  We could actually end up with leftovers with this deal! I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to us because the salad and garlic loaf were so good.

If you are looking for something to go with this meal, they are also offering $1 desserts, and $5 beer, sangria and wine.  They also have another deal that is a two can dine for $25 as well, but by far the best deal is the one that I mentioned above.

(Expiry: 17th August 2014)

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July 5

Lean Cuisine Canada Coupon: Printable B1G1 Free

Posted by on July 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Lean Cuisine Canada Coupon: Printable B1G1 Free

Lean Cuisine has paired with Facebook to bring us a pretty great printable coupon. Until the end of the month, you will be able to get a Buy One Get One Free printable coupon for all Lean Cuisine products.

To get your free Lean Cuisine coupon, all you have to do is “Like” their Facebook page.  Once you do that, click print coupon and your personal coupon will show up on the page and be ready to print off for you immediately.  A lot of the time these printable coupons will get sent to your email, but this one is there right away which is nice.

The coupon will have your name on it and you are able to use one coupon per person.  The value of the coupon is up to $3.99 and it will be good for all Lean Cuisine meals.  It allows you to buy one get one free on your favourite Lean Cuisine dinners.  I have had the lemon chicken one myself and loved it.  My husband likes them to bring in his lunch for work, so I will most likely use this coupon for him instead of myself.

You will have all the way until July 31st to use it, so I suggest you check out your local flyers and get an even better deal.  Wait until they go on sale because I have seen them as low as just $1.75, and that would mean you can end up getting two lean Cuisine meals for just $1.75 (or about $0.87 each) if you plan it properly. I like to do this when shopping to get the most out of my money.

(Expiry: 31st July 2014)

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July 3

Candy Meister Canada Coupon: $8 Off your First Order

Posted by on July 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Candy Meister Canada Coupon: $8 Off your First Order

Candy Meister sells mostly natural, vegan, gluten free, corn free, and dairy free German candy. Right now, they have a coupon code for $8 off your first order and that is certainly worth smiling about!

Click here to shop Candy Meister Canada now

  • Coupon Code: SWEETPANTYDEAL
  • Discount: $8 off
  • Expiry: 31st July 2014

I recently was sent a sample of Candy Meister through my Panty by Post subscription and it came with the coupon code you see above in case I wanted more. The sample pack I received came with a Green Apple Drop and a Cherry Drop. Now, I am a sucker for anything green apple so I had that drop myself and gave the other one to my husband. The taste was so good. It wasn’t overwhelming, like I had just been hit by a green apple steam train, but it was a lovely moderate flavour and the balance between the tartness of the apple and the sweetness of the drop was perfect. I’m afraid I cannot review the cherry drops as my husband ate that one, but he certainly didn’t complain! Both the cherry and the green apple drops retail for $3.81 per 100g.

I have a wish list about the length of my arm now. I really want the Sweet Raspberry candies because they have been my favourite since I was five years old. My grandmother actually decorated my birthday cake, when I turned five, with raspberry candies. For something very different, I would like to try these Green Woodruff Leaves. The reviews are very positive and there might be some interesting side effects of the woodruff that could be very beneficial for us girls (go read the comments!).

They also have a large selection of Herbal Candy, which have medicinal properties. While I hate the taste of licorice myself, I might buy these Anise Sticks for my partner. They help soothe congested lungs and airways, which is always helpful during cold season. They also retail for $3.81 per 100g.

There is no minimum for this coupon, but your cart must total $20 after coupon for Candy Meister to ship. If your cart total falls below this, there will be a surcharge equal to the difference just to bring your cart up to $20. That is silly: just get $20 worth of candy after the discount! Candy Meister Canada also offers free shipping on all orders of $49 or more across Canada. I think that is a very reasonable shipping charge. If you cannot make that minimum, shipping is just $5.

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July 1

Teavana: 75% Off Tropical Nut Paradise Rooibos Tea (+ Free Shipping!)

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Teavana: 75% Off Tropical Nut Paradise Rooibos Tea (+ Free Shipping!)

Love tea? Then score the Tropical Nut Paradise rooibos tea for 75% off while you still can. Two ounces are now on sale for just $1.95 instead of $7.80. Even better is that you can use the Teavana coupon code: ICEDTEA for a limited time to get absolutely free shipping on any order with no required minimum.

I’m a huge tea lover and I’m actually super excited to try this tea over ice as its primary notes are pineapple, mango, papaya, walnut and hazelnut. Those ingredients scream summer to me and you certainly can’t go wrong with comments such as this one:

I tried this tea out because it was on sale and I was absolutely floored!! This quickly became one of my favourite teas to drink, its so spicy and smooth and its definitely not like any other tea I’ve had… and I’ve had LOTS of tea.

Most of the reviews have also focused on the intensely pleasant scent of this tea, which can be discerned as soon as the container is opened.

Usually, Teavana’s minimum for free shipping is $50, so the fact that you can use the coupon code above to get free shipping regardless of the order total is definitely pretty awesome. In fact, you could even take advantage of this offer to get a grace tea tin, which is 50% off right now at just $5.48. Although the the design of the tin that you get is chosen at random, all of the designs are equally as beautiful regardless. Plus, all of the tins can hold 8oz of tea (225g).

Each order also qualifies for a free sample of the blueberry kona pop tea blend, which is a rooibos tea that primarily features blueberries along with pineapple and hibiscus notes. Since it’s also caffeeine-free, you won’t have to worry about drinking it in the evenings!

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July 1

Well.ca: 50% Off Nourishtea

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Well.ca: 50% Off Nourishtea

Well.ca is offering 50% off Nourishteas this week.

Summer is here and a nice pot of hot tea might not be first on your list of summer drinks. However, the beauty of tea is how versatile the little leaves are. You can make a pot hot and then cool it down, add a few ice cubes, and serve it as iced tea. You do not even need to brew the tea hot. Try brewing the tea cold, add some sugar if it is not sweet enough, some ice cubes, a slice of lemon, and put it all in your favourite pitcher. It is a great way to have a healthier drink on a hot summer day than ingesting store bought iced tea, lemonade, or soda pops.

I think this Nourishtea Sweet Berry Breeze Loose Leaf Tea is an excellent summer tea. The tea tastes of hibiscus, rose hip, black current, cranberries, and elderberries with just the perfect level of sweetness (without added sugar) and no caffeine. Originally $7.99, this lovely tin of tea is now on sale for $4 and will give you 54 cups of tea (135g). One reviewer commented:

Best Berry tea around. Better than any berry tea that I have tried at Teavana or David’s Tea. Very rich berry flavor! Must try.

If you love a good jasmine tea, look no further than this Nourishtea Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Loose Leaf Tea. You get to watch the little tea purls unfurl themselves in the water to release the delicious taste and intoxicating aroma of this famous Chinese tea. The 100 gram tim will give you 40 cups of tea for only $4, originally $7.99. That works out to only 10 cents a cup of tea. One reviewer wrote:

Fantastic jasmine tea! Flavour is delicious, I use 1 tsp for 2 cups for a lighter flavour and 2 tsp for a more intense flavour.

All Nourishtea teas are on sale except for the Matcha tea. You have nine teas to choose from in total and with such great prices; you might just want to buy one of each. Well.ca offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Be sure to check our coupon forum for any current Well.ca coupon codes you can use on your order. In addition, if you place an order of $60 or more today, you will receive a coupon code for 10% off your next order. Just a little promo I noticed they were having.

(Expiry: 6th July 2014)

 

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June 24

Kraft Samplicious: $9.99 for $40 Value of Kraft products

Posted by on June 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Kraft Samplicious: $9.99 for $40 Value of Kraft products

Kraft is offering their annual Samplicious box filled with full-size samples, coupons and easy-to-make recipes. For $9.99 you will receive over $40 worth of products and savings, plus recipes and ideas to tantalize your taste buds.

If your children are anything like mine, they love their peanut butter and Kraft Dinner. And if you are anything like me, I always need a back up “busy night” meal. That being said, we opt for the all natural Kraft peanut butter to try and save some of the sugar calories where we can, especially because if it were up to them they would have peanut butter morning, noon and night. We will also occasionally buy Kraft Dinner, however to appease my concerns with healthy choices, we pick up the Smart KD.

I have signed up for the Kraft Samplicious box, despite the fact that the peanut butter has chocolate in it. My eldest son will eat the shredded cheese on nachos no problem and the other items will be good to have on hand this summer to do some experimenting with the taste buds. One of my goals this summer is to expand their food choices so going back to school their school lunches will have a few more options.

Of course hubby and I will use the ground coffee, no question. So overall this Samplicious box is definitely a money saver for my family.

Each Samplicious box contains:

  • 1 pkg. Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia (300g) (Coupon)
  • 1 pkg. Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix – Blackberry Lemonbabe (48ml)
  • 1 pkg. Second Cup® Paradiso® Medium Roast Ground Coffee (340g)
  • 1 pkg. Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix – Cherry (48ml)
  • 1 jar Kraft Peanut Butter with Chocolate (500g)
  • 1 pkg. Kraft Dinner Spicy Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese (156g)
  • 1 tub Kraft Philadelphia French Onion Dip (227g) (Coupon)
  • 1 pkg. Jell-O Instant Pudding – Vanilla (102g)

This is only available for a limited time and quantities are limited as well.

(Expiry: 15th August 2014)

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June 23

Burger King Canada: $1 Frozen Lemonade Or Soft Serve Ice Cream

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Burger King Canada: $1 Frozen Lemonade Or Soft Serve Ice Cream

For a limited time, stop by a Burger King restaurant near you to get either a snack size frozen lemonade or a soft serve ice cream cone for just $1 each!

Burger King isn’t one of the take-out restaurants that I ever frequent but I’ll definitely be stopping by to take advantage of one of these dollar deals. McDonald’s has a similar deal where you can get either a McCafe Iced Coffee, a fountain drink or a Dasani bottle of water for $1 each but Burger King’s two deals are definitely even more enticing, especially since they’re both absolutely summer-appropriate.

The dollar deal on the frozen lemonade is only available in a snack size 1oz size but that’s actually the size I would prefer having after a calorie-filled combo meal.

I have to say that I have been particularly addicted to Dairy Queen‘s Blizzards lately but at about $5 a pop with the taxes, my addiction is starting to take a toll on my budget, so the dollar deal on the ice cream cone is the one that I’ll be ordering. It’s the kind of promotion that is great for a hot summer day, especially if you’re out and about with kids. You could even make it an excursion to visit a Burger King in order to have your kids play at the jungle gym and to follow up with an ice cream or frozen lemonade.

Since there is no word on this deal’s exact expiry date, I suggest you take advantage of it as soon as possible. Be sure to let us know in the comments section which deal you choose and when you had it! Burger King Canada: $1 Frozen Lemonade Or Soft Serve Ice Cream

Until July 4th 2014, you can also take advantage of these Burger King printable coupons to save on a variety of burgers and combo deals.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 22

WagJag Canada: Special K Bundle For $12 (Save 66%)

Posted by on June 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

WagJag Canada: Special K Bundle For $12 (Save 66%)

Not too long ago, WagJag Canada had a General Mills protein pack deal that was a huge hit.  It went over so well, they now have another popular brand deal happening.  Get a Special K Protein bundle for just $12 saving you a total of $23.

This Special K bundle comes with four separate products that are all high in protein and part of a balanced meal.

Here is what you will get in this bundle:

  • one box of Special K Protein cereal (400 g) (a $5.49 value)
  • two packs (four bottles per pack) of Special K Protein Morning Shakes Mocha Flavour (8 x 296 ml) (a $7.99 value per pack)
  • one box of Special K Fruit Crisps Strawberry Flavour (125 g) (a $3.50 value)

I have tasted all of these products except for the Special K Protein shakes.  The total value of this deal is $35 if you were to buy it in stores, so when you buy it through WagJag Canada, you will be saving 66%.

They have even included the expiry dates for all of the products, so you won’t have to worry about getting anything expired.  I think that is a concern to most of the people buying food online. With this deal, you know the expiry dates ahead of time (all the way into February 2015) so it eliminates that worry.

You’ll be able to get up to 20 vouchers per person and buy as many as you would like as gifts.  There are limited quantities, and with people being able to buy that many bundles at a time, they may just sell out before the expiry date.

As another bonus, there is no charge for shipping!  You will get the cost of shipping absolutely free!  Your purchases will take just one to four weeks to arrive right at your front door and there will be no additional charges.

(Expiry: 28th June 2014)

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June 19

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

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

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

I love, love, love ice cream. Any kind of ice cream and I’ll eat it, although it needs to be good quality. My husband tried to save the other day and bought us an ice cream litre that was only $2 and it was just not creamy, tasted too sugary and the cookie dough pieces had a weird texture. I recently bought myself an ice cream maker, like the one Elizabeth posted the other day. Although mine was only $30, so really not at all like this one. I have yet to use it, but I decided this summer, I’m going to make ice cream once a week with the kids as a fun thing to do and a way to save money from buying those tiny cartons of Haagan Daaz or going to Marble Slab.

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

How does raspberry buttermilk sherbert sound? I love sherbert, as it is so much more refreshing on a hot day than something milky and this recipe from Food Network only has six ingredients!

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

I feel like I need this ice cream in me right now. Peanut butter pretzel chocolate chunk ice cream. Three of my favourite things in one little package. Love From The Oven knew what was on my mind tonight.

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

With another take on some of my favourite things, how about some S’more ice cream? Chasing Delicious even makes s’mores with the ice cream. Yum!

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

So what if you need an ice cream cake for an occasion? You can make those too! Check out this recipe for no-churn peanut butter ice cream cake from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

Three ingredients! That’s all it takes to make these caramel ice cream sandwiches from Domestic Fits. There is just something so luscious about ice cream in a sandwich form. It is almost, fancy.

6 DIY Ice Cream Recipes That Will Save You Money By Making Your Own

We can’t forget about ice cream’s distant cousin, frozen yogurt. Maybe a little healthier, but still just as delicious, check out this Blackberry yogurt recipe from Refinery29.

Bargainmoosers, what’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?

Photo credit: Lee Davenport

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June 13

Well.ca Overstock Sale: 75% Off Uncle Lee’s Organic Whole Leaf Tea Bamboo Gift Box (+ Many More Items On Sale!)

Posted by on June 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Well.ca Overstock Sale: 75% Off Uncle Lees Organic Whole Leaf Tea Bamboo Gift Box (+ Many More Items On Sale!)

Father’s Day is this weekend but as the saying goes: better late than never!  If you have yet to find a worthy gift, then maybe Uncle Lee’s organic whole leaf tea bamboo gift box may put a smile on your Dad’s face, albeit a little late. Even better is that Well.ca is currently offering it for 75% off at just $7.50 (reg. $29.99) as part of their Overstock Sale.

It comes with a total of 40 tea bags from the following varieties: Chinese white tea, Dragon Well green tea, green tea, Jasmine green tea, Japanese Sencha, Oolong and Oolong with ginseng. It also has remarkably positive reviews such as:

I LOVE this tea! You can tell its high quality as the leaves are full leaves and not tiny pieces like others teas. The flavor is nice and strong as well. I will be buying it again for sure.

Price comparing this gift box, I found that Staples has it at its full price of $29.99. Although your gift will undoubtedly arrive after Father’s Day, it might be a good idea to give him a card in the meantime with the promise of this arriving shortly.

Since shipping is only free on orders over $25, I also suggest you have a look at the other items that have received a discount with the Overstock Sale. There is a good share of them, but always make sure to price compare with other major stores like Walmart and Amazon. If you’re in the market for a stroller, then I also spotted the Quinny Buzz stroller for just $349.97 (reg. $499.96). Amazon.ca has this popular stroller at $450 and Toys R Us has a red version of it at its full price of $499.99.

In light of today being Friday the 13th, Well.ca is also offering an additional 13% off site wide, but only when you enter this coupon code at checkout: FRIDAY13TH. Keep in mind that this code expires at the end of the day, but the Overstock sale will last the entire weekend. If you happen to miss this code and it’s your first time shopping at their site, then you can also use our Bargainmoose exclusive Well.ca coupon code to get $10 off orders over $40 instead.

(Expiry: 15th June 2014)

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June 12

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Posted by on June 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

BBQ season is here! You might be the type to have BBQs all year long, but most of us stay huddled under the blanket with hot stews and soups in the winter months. In the summer, the smell of the grill is unmistakeable. I have a friend on Facebook who regularly makes extravagant meals on his expensive grill and posts photos of them while I drool and wish I could be there eating it too. Cooking on the barbie can get expensive as people tend to overdo the meat. When I go to my Mom’s for dinner, there are usually about six different types of meats from the BBQ and I eat them all and wonder how I’ll ever invite her over for dinner because I can only afford one type of meat a day! But, there are meals you can prepare on the BBQ without going over budget, even when friends show up.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

You might be thinking, “hot dogs, how blasé”, but did you notice this one has avocado and nacho chips on it? This is no ordinary hot dog! If it is good enough for Bobby Flay, it is good enough for me, that’s for sure! Check out the Food Network for top hot dogs you can grill up so they aren’t just ordinary fare, and hot dogs are notoriously cheap!

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Reducing the meat you use is another way to save money on a BBQ. Try making kabobs and load those skewers up with vegetables, and make sure you use whatever is in-season, as this will also save you money. Onions are good to add too as those are very cheap and flavourful. Try these bbq meatball kebabs from 5 dollar dinners!

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Having no meat at all is also an affordable way to do it. These pineapple kabobs with honey yogurt sauce look seriously divine and would make a wonderful appetizer or dessert. In Sock Monkey Slippers has the recipe.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

If meat is what you need, you could try a cheaper cut. Drumsticks are so much cheaper than breasts and are so good sauced up on the BBQ. These are perfect for kids too, as they like to hold something by the hand and munch out. I’d really love to sink my teeth into those grilled chicken legs from Add a Pinch. Mmmm…

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Another way to reduce the meat is to add things like buns and other toppings. Fill yourself and your guests up with a small burger patty, but have delicious toppings like big crusty buns and an egg on top, which will add decadence and belly-filling protein, while being very inexpensive. I love this recipe from Baker By Nature for this sriracha and cheddar juicy lucy burger.

6 Budget Friendly BBQ Meals

Potatoes are so inexpensive, they are a staple in most people’s homes. Have you ever tried them on the BBQ? So delicious! Try the cheesy BBQ potato recipe from Kara’s Favourite Recipes.

Bargainmoosers, what’s your favourite budget-friendly recipe for the grill? Let me know in the comments below!

Photo credit: Mike

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June 8

Save Up To $25 On Zoku Bundles @ Well.ca

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

Save Up To $25 On Zoku Bundles @ Well.ca

If you want a quick way to make frozen treats, the Zoku line has some fun little machines that will help with that. You can save up to $25 by buying them in a bundle and get one of the items in the bundle free.

There are three bundles available for this deal at Well.ca.

The first is the slush and shake maker, which is $24.99. You’ll get the classic pop maker free with this purchase, with a savings of $19.99. While you might wonder why you wouldn’t just use those molds you get for $2 to make popsicles, this machine can make you six popsicles in seven minutes. Remember the last time your son had all his friends over and they wanted popsicles? Making them in the freezer takes at least half a day to freeze, but with this, you send them back outside and their popsicles are ready in a few minutes. If they’d prefer slush (or you’d prefer a margarita), you can make that very fast too.

If you wanted the deluxe quick pop maker, it makes popsicles just as fast and you can be very imaginative with them too. This machine costs $69.99, but you’ll get a storage container (worth $23.99) free, which means you don’t need to eat them all at once, you can keep them in your freezer for a fun after-school treat.

If you didn’t want the storage container but still want the deluxe quick pop maker, this deal gives you a free tool kit. The tool kit comes with stencils and cutouts and other fun items so you don’t just have popsicles, you have imaginative and delicious creations! The free item in this case is worth $24.99.

Shipping at Well.ca is free on orders over $25, which these will all qualify for, so you have this added bonus too. If this is your first purchase from Well.ca, you can another $10 off of $40 with this exclusive coupon.

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