Futureshop

March 1

Future Shop: AG Home Fashion Shag Rugs Were $110 | Now $60 & No Tax & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 1, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Future Shop: AG Home Fashion Shag Rugs Were $110 | Now $60 & No Tax & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Future shop Canada has discounted two AG Home Fashion Shag 3′ x 5′ Rugs from $109.99 to $59.99. In addition, there will be no tax applied to your order, as all furniture is currently tax-free at Future Shop. The rugs cost over $25, so your order will also ship for free.

For price comparing, I could only find these rugs at Future Shop’s sister store: Best Buy Canada. Currently, Best Buy is selling these rugs for $99.99 ($10 off). Given the size of the rugs, I think Future Shop’s price is very good and this deal is only made stronger with no tax and free shipping. With no tax, you will save a minimum $3 (5%) up to $7.20 (12%) on your new carpet just in taxes.

These are both visually appealing rigs. At 3 feet by 5 feet, the rugs will cover a decent sized area and could be used in a bedroom or as a center rug in a small living room. If your front entry is rather large, this rug might also find a home there. The rugs feature an anti-static surface for easy stain, soil, and fur removal. They are also stain and fade resistant. With the latest technology, these carpets stay together better and can be vacuumed with ease.

I have been looking for a new rug to make my cat more comfortable in the apartment. We moved from carpeted floors throughout most the house to faux hardwood flooring throughout the entire apartment. After the first few head-plants into the wall, my cat got used to hardwood but never really liked it. He much prefers the comfort of a carpet to sleep and lay down on when resting.

Personally, as my apartment rests above a carport so floor insulation is rather pathetic, I also like the feel of a carpet under my toes. The floor becomes very cold during the winter so socks – or carpet – are necessary just for comfort. I have been watching carpets for a while but never found a decent sized carpet for a good price. This deal is just what I have been looking for.

Both carpets are online only and limited stock is available. The brown carpet is already under 20 carpets available.

(Expiry: 5th March 2015)

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February 25

Future Shop: Microsoft All-In-One Wireless Keyboard Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Future Shop: Microsoft All In One Wireless Keyboard Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Future Shop has discounted the Microsoft All-In-One Wireless Media Keyboard (N9Z-00002) from $49.99 down to $29.99. As orders of $25 or more qualify for free shipping at Future Shop, this keyboard will ship for free.

This is the English version of the keyboard. I price compared this unit with a few online retailers. Here is what the competition is selling this wireless all-in-one keyboard for:

  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $32.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com
  • $49.95 @ Walmart Canada
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $39.99 + $7.60 shipping @ Newegg.ca
  • $49.95 @ Microsoft Store Canada

I did find the French version of this keyboard on sale at Amazon.ca for $29.99. However, the English version was sold out at Amazon and only available for $45 plus shipping from secondary marketplace sellers.

If I ever get a desktop computer again, I will be buying this keyboard pronto. The Microsoft media keyboard is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8. With the all-in-one design, everything you need is built into the keyboard – there is no need for an external mouse.

The Microsoft keyboard has a full-size keyset and an integrated multi-touch trackpad. On the multi-touch pad, you can swipe, drag, zoom, and click. It is like the trackpad on a laptop, but this time it is built into a keyboard. Moreover, the keyboard is wireless for ultimate transportability. It also has customizable media hotkeys. At a simple key stroke, you can access the web, favourite music, photos, and more.

Are you worried about durability? Well, Microsoft says that the keyboard is strong enough to withstand a few bumps, drops, and spills. One reviewer said:

 For the price it was an exceptional purchase & works great for tv projection. Perfect for everyday use, batteries last a lot longer than I thought they would and the spill proof design makes durability a bonus

This keyboard is brilliant and I would love to use it with a desktop computer hooked up to my television. The television would be the monitor and this keyboard would act as both my keyboard and mouse. There would be no need for an extra external mouse.

Now, if they keyboard is not exactly what you are looking for, check out the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard (K400) also on sale from $49.99 down to $29.99. It is also a good option and an excellent price as well.

(Expiry: 26th February 2015)

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February 20

FutureShop Canada: MLB 14: The Show PS4 Was $30 | Now $10 (FS @ $25) *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 1:03 PM

FutureShop Canada: MLB 14: The Show PS4 Was $30 | Now $10 (FS @ $25) *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Future Shop Canada has a really hot deal on MLB 14: The Show for the PS4. Originally $29.99, the game is now on sale for $9.99.

I suggest buying this one QUICKLY as it has already sold out on the Best Buy Canada website. You also have the option of reserving and picking up in store, which will save you shipping charges.

Now, this is one heck of a deal. The same game for the PS4 is currently $34.52 on Amazon.ca. Even if you have to pay for shipping (around $5, depending on where you live), you will still save a ton off money off Amazon Canada’s price right now. EB Games sells MLB 14: The Show for $39.99 new and $29.99 recycled. On Walmart Canada, expect to pay $39.96. Compared to the price at Walmart, Future Shop has the game for 75% less money. The original price for this game at Future Shop is even less than everyone else is selling the game for right now.

There are several very lengthy reviews written about this game, so check out the reviews on Amazon and Future Shop for more details. This game averages 4.5/5 stars with 11 reviews at Future Shop. One reviewer said:

Great game! It is filled with tons of different gameplay options and a staggering amount of customization options. Graphics are breathtaking and all players and mascots really do look like their real-life counterparts.

If you have not figured it out yet, this is a baseball game. Grab your bat and your helmet for this awesome sports game. Immortalize yourself in baseball legend with this game. Enjoy enhanced game play, faster response time, better player creation mod, and a pre-draft showcase feature. There is even a funky little feature called “Road to the Show” that is sure to provide plenty of entertainment.

Even if you play the game and find you do not like it, right now you could trade it in at places at EB games or sell it at Kijiji or Craigslist for more than your purchase price.

Quantities are LIMITED!

(Expiry: 26th February 2015)

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February 13

HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-In-One Inket Printer Was $110 Now $40 & Free Shipping @ Futureshop.ca

Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

HP Envy 5660 Wireless All In One Inket Printer Was $110 Now $40 & Free Shipping @ Futureshop.ca

Pick up the HP Envy 5660 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer today at a steal. This printer was $110 but is now only $40. The printer is available at both Futureshop.ca and it’s sister company BestBuy.ca for the same steal price. If it is out of stock at one, you can grab it at the other. Both stores offer free shipping with a minimum purchase of $25 and this qualifies.

A printer can be super handy to have at home. If you are like me, you may have run into trouble when trying to print from all of your devices. It may be time to upgrade for me. I need a printer that can connect to several Apple mobile devices, my laptop and my tablet. When did we get so many different types of devices in our house?

This printer does it all wirelessly and is a simple plug and play installation. You can connect it to your iPhone, IPad, Android device and more wirelessly. It has a separate tray to print 4×6 photos quickly without switching out the paper. You can even crop and do basic edits right from the colour touchscreen on photos and documents. The cartridges are high yield ink cartridges, which should help you to conserve ink costs. This printer also has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on both parts and labour.

This particular printer does not seem to be in stock anywhere else besides Best Buy and Future Shop. Perhaps it is simply last year’s model. The only place I found it in stock was from a third party seller on Amazon.ca for $170 which seems almost silly.

A comparable printer would be the HP Envy 4500 Wireless Colour Inkjet e-All-in-One Printer. I have found this comparable printer @ Amazon.ca for $99. I also found this same printer @ Staples.ca for $99. You could also pick up this comparable printer at BestBuy.ca or Future Shop.ca for $107. Better to buy the other all in one model now while it is a steal of a price.

There are several people talking about this printer on Futureshop. Overall it seems to be well liked. One user gave the tip to make sure to look for the ink cartridges in the Styrofoam casing, as they almost threw them out accidentally. Here is one happy review:

Printer very easy to setup, comes with ink cartridges. Print quality is very good and the wireless feature is great. Easy to print pictures from my iPhone 6. For the sale price, you can’t go wrong.

Once you get this printer at home, you can take advantage of all the amazing free printables available online. Check out my Valentine’s Day posts for 12 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Printables or 6 Free Printable Classroom-Style Valentine’s Day Cards for some great ideas of projects you can do with this printer. A printer can be handy for that last minute gift you forgot need now. I plan on featuring some more free printables in the near future that you can also make once you have this printer home.  This sale is available for a few days, but I would suggest ordering it now while it is still in stock. Plus you want to get started on all those fun DIY printable projects even sooner.

Bargainmoosers, what would you print on your new printer?

(Expiry: 19th February 2015)

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February 7

(PS4) Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Only $20 @ Best Buy / Future Shop (+ Shipping or Free Collection)

Posted by on February 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM

(PS4) Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Only $20 @ Best Buy / Future Shop (+ Shipping or Free Collection)

Here’s a deal on the Playstation 4 version of Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, a popular video game of recent days. For a mere $19.99, you can buy the game from either sister site, Future Shop or Best Buy Canada.

Price Comparison

While the “was” price on Best Buy and Future Shop says $29.99, this video game is actually being sold at varied prices all over the Canadian interwebs. For example, it’s $31.96 @ Walmart, $29.99 @ London Drugs, Archambault and $28.90 @ Amazon. The BB/FS price is the best I can see anywhere online and I’ve only ever seen this low a price point in the Boxing Day sales.

Shipping / Collection

If you want to only pay $19.99, then you can actually order this item online and collect at your local store for free. However, if you’d prefer it to be shipped to you, then shipping would cost extra if you buy this game on its own. I’d highly recommend making your order up to the $25 mark to get totally free shipping to your home.

Reviews

If you want to read some reviews before buying the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition for your PS4, I spotted one such review here on Canada.com. The reviewers opening line was,

It’s hard to deny Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a great looking game.

From the screenshots shown in that review, I’d agree. The images look superbly clear and crisp. The launch trailer is here if you’d like to view it too:

Over on Metacritic, this edition gets a Metascore of 85%, that’s very high. The user score is slightly lower though, coming in at 78%. But overall, this looks like a good game to try out if you are a fan of Lara Croft.

(PS4) Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Only $20 @ Best Buy / Future Shop (+ Shipping or Free Collection)

Lara Fun

The above image shows you the evolution of Lara Croft, from release to the present day. Lara finally wears pants again!! It’s funny to see all her characters over this time period. I dressed up as Lara Croft for Halloween about 10 years ago… and I’ll admit, I looked hawt! The style I went for was the Angelina Jolie style from the Tomb Raider movie, so it was more of a black outfit than her signature green t-shirt. In order to improve the appearance, I had a few pairs of socks stuffed down my bra… that worked well to finish off the outfit!

(Expires: 12th February 2015)

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February 6

Future Shop: Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Headphones Was $25 | Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on February 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Future Shop: Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Headphones Was $25 | Now $15 (FS @ $25)

Future Shop is offering $10 off select children’s headphones right now. I was immediately impressed when I saw this set of KIDdesigns Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket On-Ear Headphones on sale from $24.99 down to $14.99.

The headset features faux Rocket Raccoon fur and cute little raccoon ears as well. The orange headset colour is the colour that Rocket wears all the time. The earpieces feature a picture of Rocket and his name is written on the headset as well. The headset is an authentic Marvel licensed piece, and is wire to impress any Rocket Raccoon lover in your family.

Getting down to features, the headset has a softly padded headband with padded earpieces to keep your child’s head comfortable. The headset is adjustable for comfort. This headset will connect to any audio device that uses the 3.5 mm plug (standard). In addition, the headset has kid-friendly sound levels so your child’s hearing is protected. 30 mm drivers still offer clear sound and rich tones.

Now, I could not find this headset anywhere else in Canada – it just does not exist. However, all other headsets in this line like Minnie Mouse, Elsa from Frozen, and more retail for $24.99 so I think this is quite a good deal.

If Rocket Raccoon is not your child’s hero, there is one other KIDdesigns headset on sale. KIDdesigns Sofia the First Princess Over-Ear Headphones retail for $24.99 and are on sale for $14.99 as well. The headphones come in purple and white with a silver tiara (with purple gems) on top for your little princess. A picture of Sofia the First Princess adorns the cups and there are beautiful decorations both on the arms and in the cups. I did find this headset at Best Buy, where it is currently on sale for the same price. In addition, I found it at a bunch of US stores as well for the following prices:

  • $16.99 US @ Amazon.com
  • $19.99 US @ ToysRUs.com
  • $19.99 US @ Barnes & Noble

Given these prices in the USA for the KIDdesigns headsets, I think they are a very good deal from Future Shop Canada right now.

Future Shop offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more. If you purchased two headsets, you would receive free shipping. However, you can also reserve in store and pick up for free. I think this is the better option if you are just buying one headset.

(Expiry: 19th February 2015)

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January 25

$20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada – Now $40

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM

$20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada   Now $40

Right now at either Best Buy or Future Shop, you can pick up the Roku 1 streaming media player for just $39.99. It usually retails for $59.99. Shipping is free as well.

Back in November, Walmart had the Roku 1 on sale for just $10 at Walmart. That was a phenomenal price drop and as it turns out, was a massive error that was quickly corrected as well. Nonetheless, if you have been eagerly waiting for another similar price drop, then this deal from Best Buy and Future Shop is perhaps the best one that we’re going to see for a while. Anything can happen, of course, but if you have been wanting to get this useful device, then now is as good a time as any.

So what exactly is the Roku 1? It’s a media streaming player that provides access to over 450 channels with over 150,000 movies and TV shows. Plus, you can even use your smart phone as a remote with their handy app — you know, for those times that the remote falls on the floor and you’re too lazy to pick it up? $20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada   Now $40

Wondering what hockey has to do with the Roku? With it, you can also stream tons of sports live like NHL GameCenter, MLS live, UFC and more.

If you’re not very techy and are worried about running into difficulties setting the Roku up, then you will be happy to know that it’s super easy to install, as evidenced by this review:

Surpasses my expectations….Easy to set up, great sound, good image quality…Good product for the price.

One the biggest negative comments with the Roku is with regards to the Canadian content. It’s a media streaming device that is US-based, which then expanded into the Canadian market and as such, they are still in the midst of adding content. This reminds me of the negative feedback that the Canadian Netflix has generated over the years and yet, even it has significantly improved. So the way I see it is that the Roku is definitely worth getting on sale, especially since it’s sure to only get better and better.

(Image Credit: Canadiens.NHL.com)

(Expiry: 29th January 2015)

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January 20

Future Shop: Gaiam Premium Hibiscus Yoga Kit Was $45 | Now $22.99 & FS on $25 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Future Shop: Gaiam Premium Hibiscus Yoga Kit Was $45 | Now $22.99 & FS on $25 (EXPIRED)

Future Shop finally fixed their deal of the day so the discount is actually showing. Today only, purchase the Gaiam Premium Hibiscus Yoga Kit on sale from $44.99 down to $22.99.

I price compared this yoga mat kit with other retailers to make sure it was the best price. Here is what the competitors are charging for the exact same kit.

  • $39.99 @ Gaiam Canada
  • $44.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $44.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $38.24 @ London Drugs Canada

Now, it is important to note that this is an entire kit, not just the mat itself. I found the mat as a stand-alone product for as low as $28, but that is not a fair comparison to this kit. The kit includes the three workout DVDs, a yoga mat sling with adjustable closure strap, and the premium yoga mat.

The three full-length Yoga DVDs feature Rodney Yee for a total of 245 minutes. These are the three DVDs you will receive:

  • Ultimate Power Yoga (95 minutes)
  • A.M. Yoga for Your Week (120 minutes)
  • Abs Yoga for Beginners (30 minutes)

Your yoga mat is green with little white hibiscus flowers upon it. It is considered premium as the mat is thicker (5 mm) than most yoga mats are. This saves your knees and makes it more comfortable for your daily workout. The mat also has a textured, cushioned surface that helps you keep your grip and get into the perfect positions. This Gaiam yoga mat is latex free and free of the six most harmful phthalates. As someone who has a latex sensitivity, I appreciate latex free products.

I think this kit is a great way to start the New Year. I am sure many of us have weight loss goals this year, and yoga is beneficial for weight loss, flexibility, mental health, and more. This kit will give you everything you need to begin a frequent yoga workout in your own home.

In some areas, you may be able to reserve in store to avoid shipping costs. Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more so you may want to throw in something like this Gaiam: Fit Body Yoga Ft. Gwen Lawrerence for just $4.99 to bring your cart above $25.

(Expiry: 20th January 2015)

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January 16

Future Shop: Monster Adidas Headphones Were $250 | Now $130

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Future Shop: Monster Adidas Headphones Were $250 | Now $130

If a new headset is in the budget for this year, then toddle on over to Future Shop for a brand new pair of Monster ADIDAS Over-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones. Originally $249.99, the headphones are now on sale for $129.99.

This deal is also available at Best Buy if the headsets sell out at Future Shop. Price comparing the Monster Adidas headphones proved more difficult than I expected. They appear to be rather difficult to find in Canada – new. The only Canadian online retailer with the headsets in stock is Sport Chek; they sell the Monster Adidas headphones for $279.99 each. I found an old cached page from Adidas US where the company themselves had the headset on sale for $224 US, but they are no longer available. Secondary sellers on Amazon.com start their prices at $200 US. eBay prices are all over depending on how new, with box, and other things but you will certainly be paying far more for a new headset off of eBay with taxes and duties added on.

The headset comes in three colour combinations:

  • blue/white
  • black/white
  • white/black

I have to say that the blue is my least favourite colour while the other two look very nice in my opinion. Now, we do not always buy headphones for the aesthetics so here are some of their cool features. The ADIDAS Monster headphones feature MusicShare dual ports that allow you to link multiple MusicShare-compatible headphones together so you all can listen to the same music together. This beats sharing earbuds – trust me. Each headset has passive noise isolation to block out environmental distractions. The cable comes with ControlTalk allowing you to control your music playback and your calls when connected to an Apple device.

The headset also folds up easily for storage. This may be a small thing, but for anyone who loves to wear headsets rather than earbuds – transportation is very important. I value quality of sound over everything. Second, I would say lightness is important, as I like to wear my headset for long periods. However, third would be transportability. I need to be able to take my headset with me without it being awkward or there is really no point in owning it.

This is a cool headset at a great price. Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. I can see these selling out quickly.

(Expiry: 22nd January 2015)

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January 15

Take 50% Off Up by Jawbone Activity Tracker Only $40 Today @ Future Shop Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Take 50% Off Up by Jawbone Activity Tracker Only $40 Today @ Future Shop Canada (EXPIRED)

Future Shop Canada has an offer valid today only on the Jawbone Up Wristbands. Today, you can take 50% off the original price of the Jawbone Up – which leaves you paying just $39.99. I am sure many of you had New Years resolutions to be fit or more active, maybe this can help. After all, we are just two weeks into our resolutions at this point.

This particular Jawbone wristband is the entry level “Up”. You can count on this wristband to keep track of the calories you burn, the steps you take and even how well you sleep. You can plug the Jawbone Up into charge with the USB charge cable, and your charge should last you up to ten days. You can choose between blue and black when it comes to colours. Personally, I really like the aqua blue but black would match any outfit.

While other retailers may have more colour options available, Future Shop Canada has the lowest price around. You can select from red, onyx, blue, grey and more from The Source Canada but you will be paying $139.99. You will pay upwards of $89 @ Amazon.ca as well.

There is nothing I hate more than the sound of my blaring alarm early Monday morning. This Jawbone Up wristband for just $39.99 has a silent alarm setting. You can wake up gently with the vibration and silent alarm. The Jawbone Up tracker will even make note of an optimal time in your sleeping pattern to wake you up, to ensure you feel as rested as you can.

You can also sync your new Jawbone Up wristband from Future Shop Canaca to MyFitnessPal and other weight loss apps. This is ideal if you have New Years resolutions to keep fit, lose weight or be more active in 2015. Keep it up!

Unfortunately, the Jawbone Up wristband is not adjustable. You will need to by size small, medium or large depending on the measurement of your wrist. The small band is for wrists 5.5 to 6 inches, the medium band is for wrists 6 to 7 inches and the large band is for wrists 7 to 8 inches. Another downfall is that these Jawbone wristbands lack a few features that other tracking wristbands have. You will not be able to monitor your heart or elevation.

You won’t have to worry about any shipping and handling fees either. This Jawbone Up wristband automatically qualifies for free shipping from FutureShop.ca because it is over $25 after discounts.

(Expiry: 15th January 2015)

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January 13

Future Shop: FREE iLuv Portable Speaker Dock with $50 Speaker Purchase

Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Future Shop: FREE iLuv Portable Speaker Dock with $50 Speaker Purchase

Receive a free iLuv Modern Box Aux-in Portable Speaker Dock when you purchase a $50 or more portable speaker at Future Shop. This little speaker dock is valued at $9.99 (but is on sale for $5.99) right now. Depending on how you look at it, you are receiving a $6 or $10 freebie with purchase.

You will need to add the iLuv Portable Speaker Dock to your cart for it to become discounted at checkout. Also, and this is important, the speaker you purchase must cost $50 or more. You cannot load up your cart with speakers that cost under that for a total of $50 or more. The speaker you purchase must itself cost $50 or more for you to receive the free iLuv Speaker Dock.

Now, there are actually some very fine deals on portable speakers right now at Future Shop. The Marley Liberate Bluetooth Speaker (EM-JA005-MI) – Black/Grey is 50% off. The rugged design has a two-layer grill and REWIND fabric. Wirelessly connect to the speaker from up to 30 feet away and enjoy your music for up to six hours on a single charge. Originally $129.99, the speaker is on sale for $64.99.

The Logitech X300 Bluetooth Speaker – Black/Brown is still available online whereas the Purple is only available for reservation in stores. This basic little unit originally cost $79.99, but it is now on sale for $59.99. Enjoy five hours of music before the device needs to recharge via a micro-usb cable. While I would generally not think of Logitech for a portable speaker but most the reviews think this is a decent unit for the price.

This Monster Superstar Wireless Speaker – Black/Grey is another very good buy. Originally $139.99, the speaker is now only $99.99. Reviewers positively rave about the speaker; here are just a couple of the reviews:

For the amount I paid for it, I could not ask for anything else out of this speaker. This is the best value for your money (maybe even under priced because it’s just that good).

and…

Love this unit so much, that I give them as gifts… Very impressive for the size and great value for the price. First purchased 3 years ago… That speaker has travelled everywhere with me… Camping, beaching, hiking, riding… Its been a great companion!

Seriously, people rave about this think. For $100, you probably cannot do better. The extra gift with purchase is just a nice little bonus on the side.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 9

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe – $70

Posted by on January 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe   $70

Oh did I find a fantastic deal for you my dear Moosers! Upgrade both your Microsoft Office and your anti-virus at the same time with this bundle deal from Future Shop Canada. When you purchase Microsoft Office 365 Personal and McAfee 2015 LiveSafe together, save $79 off the original retail value of $149.99. Purchase this software bundle for just $69.99.

No one else has these two items bundled together (except Best Buy) so for price comparing I had to look at the two software packages seperatly. First, McAfee 2015 LiveSafe retails for the following at other retailers:

  • $79.99 @ McAfee Canada
  • $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $79.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

In addition, retailers sell Microsoft Office 365 Personal for the following:

  • $69 @ Microsoft Store Canada
  • $69 @ Amazon Canada
  • $69 @ Staples Canada
  • $69 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

Essentially, you are paying for Microsoft Office 365 Personal and receiving the deluxe anti-virus software for only 99 cents more. This is a fantastic deal as both programs come fully loaded with everything you would ever need.

McAfee 2015 LiveSafe protects your computer from viruses, malware, hackers, and identity thieves. The software package blocks spam and dangerous email that could harm your computer or harbour viruses. McAfee offers unlimited protection for all the devices that you own – tablets and phones are included. There is also a SafeKey Password Manager to keep all your valuable information safe. This is McAfee’s best anti-virus software as it includes everything their other software packages have and more.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal gives you all Microsoft Office has to offer for one PC (or Mac), one tablet (including iPad), and one smart phone. If you own a PC, you will receive Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. If you own a Mac, the versions are from a few years ago but your subscription entitles you to the new versions when they are released. Mac users will enjoy Office 2011 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Download OneNote for Mac from the Mac App Store. The software for your tablet and phone also depends upon what operating system you have.

Both of these software packages are a one-year subscription, as per usual. I am running 2010 software on my PC right now, and I must say this deal makes it tempting to upgrade.

Receive free shipping as this package costs greater than $25.

(Expiry: 15th January 2015)

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January 8

Today Only: Canon Pixma MX532 All-In-One Printer Just $50 (Was $130) @ Future Shop Canada

Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Today Only: Canon Pixma MX532 All In One Printer Just $50 (Was $130) @ Future Shop Canada

Need a printer? Then today only, you can get the Canon Pixma MX552 all-in-one printer on sale for $49.99 at Future Shop. It was originally priced at $129.99. With the $7.75 environmental handling fee, this printer comes up to $57.74 before tax. You will also get it shipped for free as Future Shop automatically ships all orders over $25 free of charge.

This is an all-in-one printer, which means that it can print, scan, copy and fax.

One of the main specs to look at when choosing a printer is the printer speed. The Canon Pixma MX552 prints at a speed of 9.7PPM (pages per minute) in black and 5.5PPM in colour. For just $50, this is actually quite fast!

To save on paper, you can also set it to automatically print on both sides.

This printer has built-in Wi-Fi, which means that all you need to do is plug in your Wi-Fi password it and then you will be able to quickly and convenient print using your network.

Cloud printing will also allow you to print directly from your smart phone. Least you think this isn’t a handy feature, it actually really is. Every morning, I check my e-mails using my iPhone and very often, I get a printable coupon from stores like The Children Place. So instead of having to re-log into my e-mail on my laptop, I just open the printable coupon on my phone and print it using the cloud service — much less hassle this way and no worries about potentially forgetting to print the coupon on my laptop!

Price comparing, I found this same printer for $59.99 at Best Buy and London Drugs. The Source is selling it for $69.99. Reviews appear to be somewhat mixed but here’s one that sums up this printer’s functionality well:

The MX532 is a great printer for light home-office use. It has very good quality prints, scans very well, and faxes reliably. As another reviewer remarked about the previous model (MX-522), you “don’t need at Ph.D. to use it.” Wireless set-up was a snap and after downloading the drivers and programs from the included CD on two laptops (one with Windows 7 and one with Windows 8), wireless set up for each took 30 seconds.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

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January 5

Future Shop Canada: 43% Off Logitech Anywhere MX Optical Mouse – Was $70 | Now $40

Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Future Shop Canada: 43% Off Logitech Anywhere MX Optical Mouse   Was $70 | Now $40

A month ago, I blogged about the Logitech MX mouse being on sale for $50 at Best Buy. Even then, that was a fantastic price for this awesome mouse but now, Future Shop is offering it for an even lower price tag of just $39.99 (reg. $69.99). As Future Shop ships orders over $25 for free,  you’re also sure to get this mouse shipped for free as well.

Have you ever heard of a carrying pouch being included with a mouse? This is perhaps more common than I think but I have actually never heard of such a thing and yet, this one does! It also comes with 2 AA batteries and features the following specs:

  • Darkfield laser tracking that can be used on almost any surface, including glass
  • Compact & ergonomic design
  • Hyper-fast scrolling
  • 2.4GHz wireless

As far as reviews go, there are nearly 20 with an overall rating of 3.8/5 stars. Just the fact that there are nearly 20 reviews is a good indication of this mouse’s potential as being a good product. Certain reviewers have reported that this mouse’s button fall off but then there are plenty of other reviews claiming that this is the best mouse that they have ever owned.

So it’s a bit of a hit or miss perhaps, but here’s one review that might sway you. It’s somewhat lengthy, but if you’re in need of a new mouse and are considering this one, then it’s worth the read:

Pressing the middle wheel to change the “feel” is an INCREDIBLY useful feature if you’re scrolling through a lot of stuff. If you change it to smooth, the scroll speed goes 10 times faster, I use this a lot and LOVE it. As far as the little button behind the wheel being the middle mouse button, after 15 minutes of readjusting to the location you no longer realize where it is. The features and feel of the scroll wheel are worth the adjustment.

Works as promised on glass perfectly, overall construction and feel is top notch. Overall the best mouse I have ever used. Cannot comment on the receiver issues, as I’ve only had the mouse for a year and have no issues with it.

Performing a quick price comparison, I found the Logitech Anywhere MX mouse priced at $59.99 at Newegg and as high as $69.99 at Best Buy.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

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January 5

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: Kobo Arc 10.1″ Was $300 | Now $170

Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: Kobo Arc 10.1 Was $300 | Now $170

Best Buy and Future Shop have a hot deal on the Kobo Arc 10.1 16GB tablet that was $300 and now only $169.99. This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen this tablet.

This is seriously a great deal that I’m considering taking advantage of. My kids have Kobo Arc tablets in the 7″ version and they are great. I like having a larger screen, so I considered buying this tablet at full-price last year. Instead, I can save $130 and get it today until January 8th or until they sell out.

You might think of Kobo as just an e-reader but this Android tablet is just as good as any other Android tablet and even rivals iPad in my opinion at half the price. You can of course, use it as an e-reader as well, although it doesn’t have the same type of screen you see in e-readers that make them so great at the beach.

I personally like the 10″ because I use my tablet for recipes and I like to be able to see it larger. Of course, watching movies and surfing is also better on a larger screen and I still find this size portable enough to put in my purse.

This tablet has a 4.3 star rating out of five, with value being rated the highest and performance almost as good.

Impressive processing power under the hood makes the Arc 10 quite fast. A bit heavy, a bit boxy, but the back is well-designed and actually pretty cool-looking with a grippy coating.

I really like this device! I still have to play around with it a fair bit more to figure out all the things that it can do, but so far so good. The only thing is that the speakers don’t seem very loud sometimes, but that may just be me…

Interestingly enough, I don’t see this tablet on sale anywhere else, so this truly is the best price you’ll get it anywhere.

Shipping will be free from both stores, as you are exceeding the $25 free shipping threshold.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

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