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July 2

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Here is a little freebie you might want to snag for the kids. Right now on Google Play you can get the movie All Creatures Big And Small completely free. You do need to have a Google Play account to take advantage of this deal.

This freebie today over at Google Play Canada includes the free movie All Creatures Big And Small in full high definition. This movie is a cartoon and starts during the story of Noah building an ark while the animals are boarding two by two. Somehow our two main characters, animals known as Nestrians, are left behind. Our heroes must now comically survive the floods and get to the top of the mountain to survive. Meanwhile the parents of our heroes who are onboard, try to turn around the Ark in an attempt to try to save their children. Though the film is set in the middle of a biblical story, it is a slapstick comedy at heart. From reading the reviews at IMBD, it seems this it is trying to be more funny and quirky from the animal’s point of view and less of a biblical retelling. It seems to be from the reviews that this movie has plenty of funny pop culture reference to keep the story light and moving.

Reviews over on Google Play are looking good overall, especially for a free movie. Movie watchers are honest in that this movie is a bit of slapstick with a side of cheese. I would not expect this film to live up to the quality we expect from Disney or Pixar, but it is a fun film for a rainy afternoon for a laugh. Here is one review from Google Play:

Hey, it’s pretty good for a free movie I laughed a good bit during it. It’s a good kid movie I’m sure. Plus, this is like one of the few movies that I’ve seen that actually have a G rating for the film.

You might have figured out by now if you are a regular reader that I love freebies. I was just telling Anna the other day when I was blogging about the free Chorus Spa and Wellness samples that I tend to be a little bit of a freebie hoarder. I will be adding this movie to my collection for my kiddo.

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July 1

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

We have seen a lot of great music from Google Play lately, but this is the first time I have seen a Canadian band’s album at a steal of a price. Check out the band Walk Off The Earth’s album Sing It All The Way. This album is normally $9.99, but you can grab it right now for only 99 cents at Google Play.

At first, I was excited to check out this band’s music because it is a Canadian band. Not only do I love supporting music that is regional, it also means I have a much better chance of seeing them live in concert! In all seriousness, when I started clicking around on the tracks of the album, I realized I knew the song Rule The World from the either the radio or one of my free streaming programs and the song is awesome! If you need a peppy and empowering song, this is it. While I can sing along to this song on the radio or while I am working out, I also think I would turn on this song when I am trying to focus or motivate myself. This song has a peppy undertone that reminds me of bands such as Foster and The People or Florence and The Machine

Itunes is selling this album for $9.99 and is also selling each individual track for $1.29. You are much better off just purchasing the entire album on Google Play.

Reviews are looking amazing on Google play for this album. Many people are digging this band’s sound. Here is one happy music listener.

Stuck in my head seriously blown away by this album. Great work. Songs will be stuck in my head for a long time. Cheers

Another happy listener mentions that this band does some awesome covers. You can listen to their covers yourself on YouTube, such as this peppy cover of Grenade by Bruno Mars. They are quite fantastic!

If you are in Brampton Ontario, this fantastic band is performing for Canada Day free at Ching Park. They will be headlining at 8:30 pm, and there are many free activities scheduled weather permitting. There is also one other chance to pick up tickets to catch them in concert in September in BC before they head out for a tour across Europe. Fans are saying this band is even better in concert and it seems like they do a great show.  I would try to catch them live if I lived close enough, I love their sound. If you are like me and too far away, make sure to pick up the album so you can dance to it in your own backyard instead. Check out this music video the band made with the song Rule the World.

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June 25

Google Play: Just The Hits 19 Track Album Only 99 Cents!

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Google Play: Just The Hits 19 Track Album Only 99 Cents!

Embrace some of the best songs of last year by taking them with you on your own device. Right now Google Play is offering the album Just The Hits for only 99¢! This album is valued at $24.51, and will make a great soundtrack to listen to all summer.

While I stream music most of the time and it is tailored to my personal music tastes, it is hard to escape some of the top hits of the past year. I turn on pop music quite a bit when I am feeling fun and breezy, or want to lift my mood. This album is the perfect dependable playlist of music that will also please a crowd, a great choice for your next backyard gathering or beach trip.

This album includes 19 total songs, all from different artists. These tracks are selling for $1.29 per track. A few tracks are only sold as part of their original album but are still available to purchase individually from the original album. Here is a sampling of some of the great music you will find on this album.

  • Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • Take Me to Church by Hozier
  • Lips Are Movin by Meghan Trainor
  • Don’t by Ed Sheeran
  • Time of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo
  • Jealous (Remix) by Nick Jonas feat. Tinashe
  • Outside by Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
  • Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson

I headed over to iTunes to price compare. Many of these songs are available for $1.29 if you were to purchase them individually. If you were to purchase this entire album you will spend $9.99. This is a way better deal on Google Play.

I myself find myself always stopping to listen to Take Me To Church by Hozier. This artist is fairly new on the scene. Take Me to Church is his breakout song that is soaring on charts in multiple countries. The song stems from his frustration with the Catholic Church and their teachings on love and sexuality. His music video on You Tube went viral and received 200,000 views in two weeks. The topic of this song is not as perky as some of the other pop music available on this album, but it is an awesome song. The lyrics in this song are thought provoking if you listen a little deeper and hauntingly beautiful if you only listen passively.

If you are looking for another tune that is catchy and upbeat with a lighter feel, do not miss Budapest by George Ezra hanging out towards the bottom of the list. This song is in part a love song, as Ezra asks the love in his life to move on to the next step with him. Whether that next step is dating or something more serious, this catchy song is easy to crone along to in the car.

There are many other great songs on this list. Google Play does let you sample on the left side of each song. I always find that handy when I cannot remember if I know a song or not. This album is only available for the week, but Google has not been forthcoming when exactly the deal is up. Grab these songs now. This is a serious deal for these great tunes!

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June 9

Google Play: Royal Blood Self-Titled Album only 99¢

Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Google Play: Royal Blood Self Titled Album only 99¢

The Google Play store has a new album for only 99¢ this week. Pick up Royal Blood’s self-titled album Royal Blood for only 99¢.

I like these 99¢ album deals as we do not often have good deals on music since music went digital. iTunes stopped giving away a free song each week and even cancelled their Christmas 12 Days giveaway. Since then, iTunes has had very few sales worth noting.

In steps Google Play. They have weekly 99¢ albums for some popular and some new artists. This is a great way to get your favourites or pick up a new artist and try them out. They also have a small section of free music that is worth frequenting often for updated titles. iTunes -1, Google Play +1!

The Royal Blood album costs $7.99 on iTunes Canada. Thus, you are saving $7 when purchasing via the Google Play store. The album has 10 songs including their most popular: Figure it Out. At this price, you are paying less than 10 cents per song.

I assume this is the full ‘explicit’ copy but Google Play does not specify. There is a non-explicit version available on iTunes, so i am curious which version is being sold by Google.

The reviews are pretty good. One reviewer said:

Finally. Real rock. It’s been a while since we’ve had a new rock band of this quality. Reminds me of queens of the stone age and the white stripes. These guys are going to be huge.

I still find that the band tends towards pop rock, but I only listened to a couple songs. Those might just have been anomalies. Of course, rock is so varied (always has been) that these boys certainly classify. Another reviewer said:

Finally! So amazing to hear new ‘alt-rock’ music that truly focuses on the rock part! Great bassist/drummer duo outta England. Can’t wait to catch them live in Mpls this month.

Most the rockers I like are UK based: I think England does rock better (Pink Floyd, Beatles, etc!). This is a generous price for their new album so pick it up now! I am not sure exactly when the Google Play ‘week’ starts, thus I am not sure when this deal expires.

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June 8

Google Play: Meghan Trainor’s Album Title Only 99¢

Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Google Play: Meghan Trainors Album Title Only 99¢

I love music and Meghan Trainor has caught my ear. The first song I heard of hers was “All About that Bass” – I was linked to the music video on YouTube by a friend. The song is super catchy and I loved the video too. Google Play has a special promotion on right now. Purchase the entire ‘Title’ album for just 99¢!

This album has 15 songs, all of which retail for $1.29 individually. I assess from iTunes that the album being offered from Google Play is indeed the ‘deluxe’ album as the deluxe album comes with 15 songs and the normal album has 11 songs. You can also double-check this on Wikipedia. I price compared with iTunes where the deluxe album retails for $12.99. To purchase each song separately, you would pay $1.29 as well. You are saving at least $12 with this deal.

Essentially, you receive 15 songs for the price of less than one song. WOW.

I recently saw Meghan Trainor perform live at The Voice final. She performed “Dear Future Husband” in front of a crowded audience and the contestants. While the song didn’t strike me at first, since I have listened to it a few more times.

I like how Meghan’s songs are often a middle-finger up to current society trends and stereotyping. She really battles against fat-shaming and the way mothers raise their daughters to base their value on appearance. However, I think she can go a bit far. Sometimes she starts ‘shaming the other’ as a way to promote the underdog. I am not for that method, but I understand why she does it. The power is in the lyrics. She does this in her Future Husband song as well, where she really asserts female rights but somewhat tramples upon male ones at the same time.

This is a fantastic deal, and you really should purchase it before it disappears. I have no idea how long this deal will last. Most these deals, if experience says anything, only last for a week at most. If you want a preview of the album to see if you like Meghan, check out this song:

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April 29

Google Play: Marvel Avengers Comic Book Sale Up to 80% Off

Posted by on April 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Google Play: Marvel Avengers Comic Book Sale Up to 80% Off

I am loving these Google Play comic deals. This time around there is an up to 80% off Avengers comics sale. You can figure out why, pretty soon the new Avengers II movie is going to be out! Check out a few back-stories, side stories, and more via this sale.

I am not sure what is up with Google play, but the official ‘sale’ page only has nine comics in it. However, a quick search for Avengers on the Google Play store revealed well over 100 comics and comic collections on sale. You really need to check out the ‘all sale’ link.

Let us talk about some of the fantastic deals in this sale. The New Avengers Vol. 1: Everything Dies was $25.48 and is now on sale for $5.09. I have to say that title is rather ominous, but readers seem to like it. As one reviewer says:

Very solid TPB. Read went very quick. Not a knock against it, more of a compliment. Would make a good movie.

If your appetite was wet in Guardians of The Galaxy, get your fill of Thanos in Avengers Vs. Thanos: Volume 1. Originally $25.48, the comic book is also on sale for $5.09. This volume collects comics from different series and different time periods. The volume includes:

  • Iron Man (1968) #55
  • Captain Marvel (1968) #25-30
  • Marvel Feature (1971) #12
  • Daredevil (1964) #105-107
  • Captain Marvel (1968) #31-33
  • Avengers (1963) #125
  • Warlock (1972) #9-11
  • Avengers Annual (1967) #7
  • Marvel Two -In-One Annual #2
  • and material from Logan’s Run #6

Seriously, that is a lot of comics for just over $5. All of these comics feature Thanos as the villain – so they fit together well in the volume. I have to say, I prefer Ronan over Thanos.

If Stan Lee is your idol, then check out his Avengers Masterworks Vol. 1 with Jack Kirby. These two are comic book legends (I need not tell you), and now is an excellent time to get your hands on a fantastic comic book. Originally $17.33, the book is on sale for $5.09.

There are many additional comics in this sale. Prices start at just a few dollars and go up to around $50 like this Avengers Vs. X-Men Companion that was $101.97 and is now $47.72. This massive volume of comics features some of the best stories ever according to some reviewers.

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April 24

Google Play: Eisner Nominees Up to 66% Off Sale

Posted by on April 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Google Play: Eisner Nominees Up to 66% Off Sale

For all my fellow comic geeks out there, The Google Play Store is having another sweet sale. This up to 66% off comic book sale features select Eisner Award Nominees including The Walking Dead, Saga, and The Wicked + The Divine.

I am not one for ‘popular’ comics. In fact, if I know something is popular, I generally steer clear of it (I have still never read Harry Potter…). However, I borrowed the Saga volumes #1 and #2 from the library as I heard they were good. Good is an understatement, they are fantastic! On my recent book exchange in Victoria, I had the opportunity to add the physical copies of Saga vol. #1 and #2 to my collection. However, I am missing #3 and #4. In this sale, Saga, Vol. 3 and Saga, Vol. 4 are each on sale from $15.79 down to $8.41. If you are new to the series, make sure to pick up the earlier volumes as well. They are imperative to understanding the story line.

Now, I have a thing for volumes because it keeps them all neat and tidy, but the single issues are less expensive. Here is a bit of quick math:

  • Volumes (6 issues) = $8.41
  • Single Issues x 6 ($1.04 x 6) = $6.24

To put it another way, a single issue costs you $1.04. If you divide the price of the volumes up into the number of issues they contain, each issue would cost $1.40. Given that, I highly recommend loading up your computer or tablet with single issues. They will cost you less in the end.

The bulk of this sale is single issues and collected volumes of The Walking Dead. I have not read The Walking Dead, but my fellow writer Anna has. She said:

I read The Walking Dead graphic novels a few years ago. I think the order of things was something like this – watched Season 1 of the TV show, then read all the graphic novels I could get my hands on. This meant I was a few seasons ahead of the TV show! The novels were excellent… very dark, as I am sure you can imagine. I felt they were more gory and hard-hitting than the show though, sometimes the TV show tames things down a bit. If you enjoy the TV show at all – get the books! They’re even better, IMO.

As I mentioned, there are both collected volumes (6 comics) and single issues. Honestly, the single issues are a better price than the collected volumes. For example, The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye and all the other volumes are on sale for $8.41. However, each single issue of The Walking Dead will cost you only $1.04 – like this first issue The Walking Dead #1.

There are several other great graphic novels on sale too. The art in Pretty Deadly is amazing and the storyline behind The Wicked + The Divine really interests me as well.

If you are unsure if you will like a comic, then view the ‘free sample’ Google offers for each book.

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April 19

Google Play Store: Up to 90% Off Heroine Comics – Now $2.99

Posted by on April 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM

Google Play Store: Up to 90% Off Heroine Comics   Now $2.99

The Google Play store has a fantastic deal on digital comics. The selection is called “Heroines Who Rule” and features leading ladies from Marvel, DC, and other labels. These digital comics are up to 90% off their usual prices, which means this is a fantastic time to indulge in a new or old favourite.

Some of you may have heard of The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. It is a legendary graphic novel series that really threw Mr. Gaiman into the spotlight. The Sandman, as you might expect, is primarily about Dream. However, Dream has several siblings, my favourite being Death. Death: The Deluxe Edition is on sale from $30.97 down to just $2.99. This is 324-pages featuring Death in all her glory. You will find beautiful, heartfelt stories and musings about the meaning of life, love, and death. This is my ‘must buy’ pick of the sale.

There are so many good choices that I hardly know where to start. The cover for Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More really catches my eye, probably because I could totally cos-play her. This volume – 136 pages – is on sale from $18.35 down to $2.99. I do not know much about Captain Marvel, except she looks gorgeous, badass, and sassy… and this is a great price. Volume one collects comics #1 through #6.

Fables has always been a favourite series of mine – one I have long debated buying but never have. I am attracted to the art of Fables, no matter what volume I read, the art is out of this world beautiful. The colours are also gorgeous – it feels like an old fairy tale. Purchase Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile: Volume 1 on sale from $10.32 down to $2.99.

While Death is the best deal of the sale, there are many other volumes of comics on sale from around $15 – $18 marked down to $2.99. I found several X-Men volumes like X-Men Vol. 2: Muertas that was $18.35 and is now $2.99. While X-Men is more of a team, these comic books feature strong leading ladies. You can also find some inspired by TV comic collections like Buffy: Season Ten Volume 1 : New Rules that was $15.99 and is now $2.99

I am incredibly impressed with this sale and happy to be posting about it. I would love to hear comic recommendations from our Moosers, so please comment below!

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April 7

Free Music From Google Play Store Including Pitbull, Olly Murs, Beyonce & More

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Free Music From Google Play Store Including Pitbull, Olly Murs, Beyonce & More

Refresh your music collection with some of the new tunes. Google Play Store is offering music that was valued at $23.20, but is now completely free. You never know how long a freebie will last, so grab your copies before they are gone.

There is a mix of tracks available free right now. Many of these songs are part of larger albums. When you first click on the link, you will often see the price for the entire album. Scroll down and find the song name to find the free track available with this freebie. Most songs on Google Play run $1.29 per song, so if you take all eight freebies it has a value of $10.32. Here is the current free song selection available:

I have been digging the Olly Murs song Dance With Me Tonight for several weeks now on the radio. It is a peppy song and is great to crank up in the car or for cooking in the kitchen. I also like the deadmau5 song Raise Your Weapon. This song is a mix of dance and pop, and feels like it should be in the next Hunger Games or Divergent movies

There is also one free album currently available that we have not featured before. The album includes 10 free songs and is a mellow rock mix, though I’m not familiar with this group. I would keep this album on my computer for when I am working. If we assume each of these songs is $1.29, the standard price for Google Play music, this album has a value of  $12.90.

To access the free music on the Google Play Store you will need to have a Google account and link a credit card. No money will be placed on your registered card. Google Play always sends you a receipt in your e-mail for the transaction, even for freebies, so you can click with confidence. You can listen to these songs on your computer, or on any Google Play Store enabled device such as Android.

Avigayil’s post from mid-March featured free songs on Google Play,and is worth checking if you missed the post the first time. It looks like most of the bigger mainstream artist have expired, but you can still get the song Boom Clap by Charli XCX and a few mixed albums.

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March 19

Google Play Store: Free Music from Nickelback, Maroon 5, & More

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Google Play Store: Free Music from Nickelback, Maroon 5, & More

The Google Play store has a bunch of free music you can download right now. I found a few completely free albums and a bunch of single songs just free for the taking. Hurry on over as I have no idea how long this offer with last.

I am not familiar with all these artists so I really cannot make recommendations (for most of it) on what is good or not. Music is also highly subjective, so what I like you may think is trash. Here are the albums you can download for free:

Here is a list of the individual tracks you can download for free at the Google Play Store:

As you can see, this is a lengthy list. If you are open to different music genres, then you can download 63 tracks through the above links. That is a hefty freebie when you consider that Google Play Store has a flat rate of $1.29 per song (or better price for albums).

I do not know any of the other artists or bands besides Nickelback and Maroon 5. I might experiment a bit, but I know for sure that I am downloading the Maps song by Maroon 5 and the What Are You Waiting For? song by Nickelback. Those tracks are worth my time to sign in (or sign up) for a Google Play store account. In fact, there are ridiculously good reviews for the new Maroon 5 song. This reviewer gushed:

Adam kills it! I’m not the one to listen to the newest music let alone buy the track only after listening to it only ONCE on the radio. “ain’t nothin I can do” but listen to it on repeat!

If you know some of the other bands, then please drop us a line to give your song recommendations. I love music, but we all have our expertise and certain genres that we are more familiar with than other people.

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March 19

FREE! 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure @ Google Play Store

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

FREE! 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure @ Google Play Store

Free cartoons are always welcome in my house. Grab your copy of 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure free on the Google Play Store.

I cannot imagine having 101 polka dot puppies running around. It sounds like a cute idea if I was visiting someone else’s house! I would much rather watch oodles of puppies for free from the Google Play Store. You can watch this freebie on your computer or on any device compatible with Google Play.

You may have missed this film the first time around as this was a straight to DVD feature. This cartoon originally came out in 2003 as a follow up to the successful 101 Dalmatians.  I did not see this film, but my daughter loved the original 101 Dalmatians and I have no doubt she will enjoy this sequel.

Based on the descriptions of this movie at both IMBD and Amazon.ca, here is the short rundown of the film. We follow Patch who feels like he is not unique. It’s tough being one of 101.  The family moves and Patch is accidently left behind. Spunky Patch takes off and meets his idol from his favourite TV show Thunderbolt.  Together with Thunderbolt and his sidekick Lightning, they attempt to save various citizens disastrously. Thunderbolt believes, thanks to two faced Lightning, he must complete an act of true heroism or be replaced on his show by a younger dog. Cruella De Vil returns and with her sidekicks and includes a new third goon. With much slapstick, she again attempts to steal the puppies. In the end, we learn about the true differences between acting like a hero and being a hero.

This film is a cartoon, not to be confused with the live action 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians. On the Google Play Store, this movie has four out of five stars and 105 people have rated it. The rating of this film is G. According to Amazon.ca reviews, it would be a good choice for ages 3 and up. I am sure if you have a child who is younger, you can be your own best judge if puppies running from Cruella De Vil is too scary for your little one.

Freebies do not usually last long, so grab this one now. If you already have a google account this is super quick to claim. You will need to have either a credit card or Paypal inputted in your account to claim this freebie, but your account will not be charged. Since I was already signed into my account, I could play the movie in under a minute.

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March 17

Google Play Store: 88 Billie Holiday Songs for $1.99

Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Google Play Store: 88 Billie Holiday Songs for $1.99

Google Play Store has an entire collection of Billie Holiday songs on promotion for just $1.99. Each song would regularly cost $1.29, so this is one heck of a deal.

At this price, you will pay just over 2¢ per song. Even if you just like a couple Billie Holiday songs, at this price it is worth purchasing the entire collection. Just for a little fun with math, if you purchased all 88 songs at their retail price of $1.29, then you would be spending $113.52. That is a lot of money!

Now, I know a bit of Billie Holiday but I am no means an expert. She was an American Jazz singer with quite the voice. While the recording is a bit dated, I find the music pleasant to listen to when in the mood. I generally like a little sprinkle of jazz in the evenings or around dinnertime as background music. It is sultry, relaxing, and elegant all at the same time.

Enjoy such songs as:

  • Easy Living
  • God Bless The Child
  • Solitude
  • I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  • Strange Fruit

I think I only have heard one or two of her songs before. However, I listened to the preview of about 10 of these songs before I started this blog post. Her music is quite enjoyable and I hope many of our Moosers like this little deal.

Strange Fruit has a bit of a story behind it. This song deals with racial hatred at a time when speaking about it, especially if you were African American, was taboo and could get you beaten or killed. As one NY Times article says:

“Strange Fruit” became a nightly ritual for Holiday, then one of her most successful records, then one of her signature songs, at least in those places where it was safe to perform. For throughout Holiday’s short life—she died in 1939 at the age of forty-four—the song existed in a kind of artistic quarantine: it could travel, but only to selected places.

It is a song that continues to be revered as it was bold for that time period and is still relevant today when racial prejudices and hatred still continue. This song is unique in her discography, and it requires a couple listens to understand.

Pick up all these songs and more for just $1.99. As the music is digital, no shipping costs either!

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March 5

Transformers HD Movie FREE @ Google Play Store Now!

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Transformers HD Movie FREE @ Google Play Store Now!

Before time began, there was the Cube and things you have to pay for. Luckily, right now, you can get Transformers or absolutely free in HD quality on the Google Play Store!

I love love love this movie. Who doesn’t? Whether you have never seen it or have seen this first instalment in a series of four films, it’s worth getting just because it’s free!

It may have been released nearly 8 years ago (makes you feel kind of old doesn’t it?) but this movie is slowly turning into a classic must-watch film, especially since the fourth instalment, Age of Extinction, came out as recently as last year. Whether there will be a fifth instalment is still  unclear, but in any case, the very first one is definitely worth watching as I guarantee that you will be fully immersed in the story within the first five minutes.

Here’s a quote from the movie:

Ron Witwicky: [drives past a Porsche dealer] I’ve got a little surprise for you, son.

Sam Witwicky: No, no, no, no! Dad! Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me!

Ron Witwicky: Yeah, I am. You’re not getting a Porsche!

[laughs]

What’s curious is that while the HD version is completely free right now, the SD version is $9.99. Make sure to click on the correct version if you are asked because the SD version wouldn’t even be as good as the high definition one… and you’re definitely going to want to have the best quality of picture for the action-packed scenes… or should I say, iconic scenes like the above? Transformers HD Movie FREE @ Google Play Store Now!

Keep in mind that, as with any Google Play Store freebie, you need to first of all have a Google Play Store account and second of all, have a method of payment linked to the account. You won’t be charged for anything, but you nonetheless need to enter either a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. The PayPal would be my top choice as setting up an account is super easy and you can use it to pay at plenty of online stores now.

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March 4

Google Play Store: 99¢ Albums – Sam Smith, Drake, & Beck

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Google Play Store: 99¢ Albums   Sam Smith, Drake, & Beck

Google Play Store has discounted three albums from popular artists to only 99¢ each! Given that a single song usually retails for $1.29, this is a hot deal.

The three sale albums are as follows:

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Google Play Exclusive Deluxe Edition)

I highly recommend this album. Sadly, I just bought three songs from this album on iTunes, paying well over what the entire album would cost on Google. The album includes 15 and earns an overall rating of 4.7/5 on Google Play. My favourite songs are Stay With Me, I’m Not the Only One, and Like I Can. The album has a run time around 50 minutes.

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

This album comes with 13 songs for a total run time of just under one hour. Nothing Was The Same ranks a solid 4.5/5 on the Google rating scale. The album is explicit (watch out little ears) but appears to be well loved. I know nothing about the artist Drake, so if you do please comment.

Beck – Morning Phase

This is another artist I am not terribly familiar with. However, for 99¢ you are receiving 13 songs for a run time of approximately 47 minutes. This album was just released a year ago, so still fairly new. Morning Phase rates 4.3/5 stars, but with less than 800 reviews.

Now, make sure that you get directed to the Google Play store for Canada. These albums are full price at the US store right now. I found that Sam Smith’s album (only one I am personally interested in) retails for $10.49 US. I also price compared these digital albums to iTunes. Here is what you would expect to pay for each album currently on iTunes:

  • In The Lonely Hour – $7.99
  • Nothing Was the Same – $6.99 (E)
  • Morning Phase – $6.99

The Nothing Was the Same album was hard to price compare, as there are four different versions on iTunes! But I picked the one that matched the one on Google closest. There is a ‘clean’ version of this album but that is not the one being sold for 99¢ on the Google Play Store.

If you need a little inspiration, I have attached a YouTube video of Sam Smith singing Like I Can:

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 1

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Posted by on March 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Google Play is giving out six free songs in celebration of the Brit Awards. For those of you not familiar, the Brit Awards are the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

I am very pleased with this giveaway as the songs are not from obscure artists that no one has ever heard about these days. Rather, you are getting popular songs from major artists. All of these songs were recorded live at the BRITs.

Here is the list of songs you can download for free:

  • Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
  • Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
  • George Ezra – Budapest
  • Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  • Royal Blood – Figure It Out
  • Take That – Let In The Sun

I only know the first two artists in the list. For me, this is such fortunate timing. While I was introduced to Sam Smith a bit ago, I only found out that he was the artist behind a few of my currently favourite songs. I will certainly be downloading Lay Me Down, as it is not a song I currently have. Sam Smith’s voice is amazing and I love the heart and soul he pours into his music.

Ed Sheeran only came onto my radar a month ago. A friend of mine, who loves music as much as I do, was sending me song suggestions and I was sending him suggestions too. In one way, we were playing “do you know this band” and in another, we were genuinely interested in introducing each other to new music. Ed Sheeran was a first for me as Royal Wood was a first for my friend.

This is a great list of songs, though I cannot vouch for the other artists. I suggest trying them all because free music is great. It does not cost you a cent and you can always delete the file if you do not like the song.

(Expiry: 4th March 2015)

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