Groupon Canada

August 29

Groupon Canada: SmartTag Pet ID Only $15

Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Groupon Canada: SmartTag Pet ID Only $15

Get a SmartTag Pet ID system with custom engraved brass SmartTag, nylon collar and a pet protection plan, which stores your info in a database and alerts area animal associations if your pet is lost.

There are three different options for this deal. All include the tag, collar and pet protection, but you can choose between the length of time you want the protection. Pay $15 for a one-year plan (worth $32.89), $28 for a five-year plan (worth $62.89) and $35 for a lifetime plan (worth $82.89).

My dog is actually a rescue, so she came micro-chipped, which means she has a small chip inside her, that if scanned by a vet or other professional, will bring my information up. As a backup to this (or instead of), this system seems like a great solution. Dogs go missing all the time, and the sad part is that there are probably a ton of pets out there who never get found, get taken in as strays and end up euthanized.

What’s great about this system is not just that your dog has the tag with your information on it, but if they get lost, their system will alert vets, rescue groups, shelters, etc., within a 50 mile radius of where the pet last was seen.

When I perused their site, I noticed some other really great perks, which Groupon does not mention, but I hope they are part of this deal. These include free replacement tags, which is great, especially if you move a lot, $100 reward posted and paid by the company for your lost pet, an emergency response team who will make all the calls for you to find your pet, plus online notices. This sounds like a great service to have if you care for your pet.

(Expiry: 4th September 2013)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
August 24

Groupon Canada: $29 For $100 Worth @ Photobook Canada

Posted by on August 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Groupon Canada: $29 For $100 Worth @ Photobook Canada

Groupon has a super sweet deal where you spend only $29 for $100 worth of customized photo books at Photobook Canada.

The deal is a national deal, so it can be bought no matter what city you live in. If the link doesn’t auto direct you to the right deal, just go to All Deals and search for ‘Photobook Canada’ to find it. This is the best deal I have found for Photobook Canada in ages, and is better than all the deals they offer on their own website, including the one I already bought.

Things you need to know about the deal:

  • Expires 270 days after purchase
  • Limit two per person
  • May buy two additional as gifts
  • Limit one Groupon per Photobook order
  • Shipping is extra (but actually pretty cheap)

Also, only one book and any additional copies of that book may be ordered per transaction, and you must use promotional value in one transaction.

This is a deal I would buy if I had not bought one less than a month ago that, sadly, wasn’t as good a deal. Even so, with 270 days to use it in, I know I will be going to be visiting relatives twice within that time, and going to a comic convention as well, so there will be plenty of pics to turn into a lovely book. I might buy this anyway.

Quantities are limited.

(image credit: iriskh)

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
July 11

Groupon Canada: $89 For Oil Paintings

Posted by on July 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Groupon Canada: $89 For Oil Paintings

Groupon has this deal on that almost seems too good to be true. You can purchase the Groupon for $89 and you’ll get a multi-panel oil painting (worth up to $349), plus a $50 credit for another purchase, and a free one-year gold membership, which gets you 20% off all your purchases (worth $500 for membership).

You also have the choice of paying $149 for an oil painting package, with an oil painting worth up to $999, plus the $50 credit and the membership included. The Art Network Canada’s website has some gorgeous paintings and I’m heavily considering getting one for my living space, maybe two.

I love the look of this fantastical tree. On five panels, it will add depth to your space, and maybe a little whimsy. Normally $349, you’ll pay only $89 for this option.

With the second option, you can choose any painting from the 2013 collection. This collection includes beautiful painting in all styles including:

  • abstracts
  • Canadian cities and landmarks
  • contemporary decor
  • Canadian landscapes
  • corporate accents
  • fashion trends
  • intimate contours
  • performing arts
  • pop art

To be honest, I am in love with so many of these paintings. I’d love an intimate contours painting for my bedroom and the fashion trends for my office, plus maybe a Canadian city painting for my family room. We actually already have a city theme going on in our family room, with paintings and photographs from spots we’ve been to all over the world. All that is missing is Canada.

You can purchase up to ten vouchers, but they expire 180 days from purchase, so you’ll have to use them almost right away.

Shipping is $15 to Ontario and $25 to other provinces.

(Expiry: Limited Time)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
June 30

Groupon Canada: Save $45 on Kindle Fire HD 7″ (Now $170)

Posted by on June 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Groupon Canada: Save $45 on Kindle Fire HD 7 (Now $170)

Get Amazon’s Android Tablet eReader for only $169.99 USD from Groupon!

This deal is a bit weird to quantify because of the price difference between the Kindle Fire HD on Amazon.ca vs Amazon.com and the exchange rate but let’s just go on the assumption that if you, dear reader, were to get a Kindle Fire HD 7″ you would get it on Amazon.ca for $214 CAD. We’re also going to assume that the dollar being at $0.96 is close enough to parity that it doesn’t really matter. So, all that said, the Kindle Fire HD 7″ is usually $214 and you are saving $44.01. That’s means that you can pick this up for $169.99!

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 7″ is kind of two products. The first is a really solid tablet. It has an HD screen and Dolby Audio and is meant for consuming media. You can put movies and music on it and you can get all your favourite streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube. It’s also a great tablet for kids. The Kindle Free Time service lets you decide how much time per day your kid can spend reading, playing games, watching videos, etc… on the Fire. Very good for parents who worry that their kids are playing too many games.

The second is the one that, for us Canadians, is kind of a forward looking thing. This tablet is meant to be a hook in to the Amazon world. The issue is that our Amazon world is kind of small. We have books, audiobooks, apps and shopping. That’s about it – for now. It’s the for now part that is interesting. I can’t imagine that Amazon isn’t looking at Canada as an expansion market for it’s streaming movie and MP3 services. So for now the Amazon hooks aren’t amazing but I’m sure they’ll get better. The recent announcement of Amazon Prime and the release of the Amazon App store and the Kindle Fire line in Canada is definitely a good sign.

Shipping and returns are FREE!

(Thanks to Daniela Carducci for the image!)

(Expires: 4th June 2013, 1:00 AM ET)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
June 24

Groupon Canada: $12 For 2L Of Marble Slab Ice Cream

Posted by on June 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Groupon Canada: $12 For 2L Of Marble Slab Ice Cream

This is one tasty deal! Get a Groupon that is worth $21.90 of ice cream for only $12. You’ll get a coupon for two 1L tubs of Marble Slab’s yummy, super premium ice cream to use in-store.

I have to say that Marble Slab is quite the treat for my family. We love entering the ice cream shop, knowing we are going there just to get ice cream, nothing else. With the many flavours and mixin’s, we each take our time finding the best combination of ice cream and candy, then sit devouring it. This deal is great when you can’t sit in and want to take it home to share with the family.

What’s totally awesome about Marble Slab is that all of the ice cream is hand-crafted in-store in small batches every day, so you know it is very fresh. Take a look at the list of flavours, with some delicious ones like Amaretto, Cinnamon Bun, Cotton Candy, Green Tea and Red Velvet. The hard part is choosing just two!

You can buy two Groupons per person and use both in one visit. You also need to use the Groupon by September 30th (and why wouldn’t you?).

(Expiry: 26th June 2013)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
June 20

Groupon Canada: Convert Photos To Digital Only $29

Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Groupon Canada: Convert Photos To Digital Only $29

Do you have boxes of photos, slides, VHS tapes or even reel-to-reel that you want to keep, but don’t have the room for? Convert them to a digital format effortlessly with this Groupon, where professionals will delicately convert all your media onto archival DVD.

My mother-in-law and my mother both recently purchased scanners to start scanning in all their old photos and slides. The scanners probably cost a small fortune for a good quality one and the time it takes to scan each and every photo or slide is exorbitant. You can let someone else do the work and not pay a load of money to do it.

For $29, you’ll get $100US of digitization services. For $75, you’ll get $250US worth of services. $100 gets you about 200 photos, 175 negatives, 150 slides, etc. The harder the item to scan, the more it costs per piece. You can mix your pieces or just send in one type of media. You can even get a discount when you send in over 1,000 pieces and pay the bulk rate while using your Groupon, but only one Groupon can be used for this.

You can buy three per household and use all three in one visit for the $100 option, but the $250 one has a limit of one per person.

The voucher expires 180 days after purchase.

(Expiry: 24th June 2013)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
June 12

Groupon Canada: $5 For $10 Worth of Starbucks

Posted by on June 12, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Groupon Canada: $5 For $10 Worth of Starbucks

Get a $10 eGift card for Starbucks Canada from Groupon for only $5! Use it to buy anything from Starbucks, hot, cold or otherwise.

5,000 of these have already been bought, so this is a very popular deal. If you love your Starbucks and aren’t interested in paying full-price, why not get $5 off with this Groupon. There is a limit of one per person and this needs to be redeemed by December 31st this year. If you don’t redeem it, Groupon will refund your money.

I didn’t get a chance to try the frappuccinos when they were on sale and I’m still dying to sink my lips into a caramel ribbon crunch. These gift cards make a great gift for Dad or for teachers or even new grads. They don’t need to know you only paid $5 for it. You can use it all in one visit or over multiple visits.

(Expiry: 13th June 2013)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
June 4

5 Fun and Frugal Father’s Day Ideas

Posted by on June 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

5 Fun and Frugal Fathers Day Ideas

Father’s Day this year is on June 16th.  Typically, Father’s Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June.  Here’ a fun fact courtesy of Wikipedia:  Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington and was created after Mother’s Day was created (figures!).  What better way to celebrate the wonderful Dad in your life with acknowledgement to show them just how special they are?

The key to a man’s heart doesn’t have to involve spending loads of money on your favourite Father.  Here are some fun and frugal Father’s Day gift and activity ideas to show the Father in your life just how special he really is.

#1. Go Fish

Grab a pole (the local thrift store or even Canadian Tire sells fishing poles for pretty cheap), make sure there’s a license (for example, in British Columbia, a one-day fresh water fishing license costs only $10 for residents of British Columbia), and go fish!

Yahoo also suggests packing a picnic lunch to complete the frugal Father’s Day idea.  Young children (usually under age 16) can usually fish under the adult’s license.

Fishing will teach everyone patience, provide lots of rest and relaxation, and provide ample opportunity for family bonding.  Alternately, there are many coupons available through Groupon or other daily deal sites that provide two for one fishing expeditions if you want to crank it up a notch.

(Cost: Under $50 for the day)

 #2. Clean Up His Car

This idea for a frugal Father’s Day is courtesy of About.com’s Frugal Living section, and it’s brilliant.  Men love their cars and they love their cars even more when they are clean, shiny, and spotless.  All you have to do is grab a few supplies from around the house (or use his car washing and polishing supplies which he is likely to have sitting in the garage) and start cleaning!  Oh and grab the vacuum to clean up the interior of his car.  This gift is guaranteed to bring a smile to his face.

(Cost: Free – unless you count manual labour)

 #3. Fire Up the Barbecue

Men love their grills and their steaks (unless they are vegetarian of course). Yahoo Voices suggests firing up the grill for the Father in your life for a frugal Father’s Day.  Make sure you get some high quality cuts such as rib eye, T-bone, and New York cut steaks.  Costco has great high quality cut meats.

Cleaning the grill, buying the groceries and prepping the food with some good marinades or rubs will surely melt his heart.  Also get him some of his favourite beer, chilled, for extra brownie points.

(Cost: Under $50 for the food)

#4. Action Movie Marathon

Speed, Matrix, Die Hard, Batman, and even the Fast and the Furious (yes, maybe even Fast and Furious I to V which will take you probably an entire weekend to complete).  Guys love their action movies (yes, this is a generalization) and Yahoo Voices suggests dedicating an entire afternoon to an action movie marathon.  This is actually an enjoyable event for many men (watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy in an entire day was actually my guy’s idea of showing that I love him).

Just make sure to have some pizza or other snacks available to munch on during the action movie marathon.

(Cost: Free – unless you don’t own any of these movies at home)

#5. Personalized Golf Balls

Sure you can spend $50 at Golf Town for a set of personalized golf balls which is a great sentiment, but you can also try and make your own personalized golf balls.  If you want to make it even more personalized, eHow has some tips on websites you can go to for logos and adding a custom design to golf balls.  If meticulousness is not on your radar (since most golf balls get lost anyway, really), then grab a stamp pad, a stamp (you can easily have custom made stamps at your local stamp or craft store) and stamp away.

Any Dad is sure to think of his family every time he puts that golf ball down on the tee.  What better way to remind him that he is loved than this?

(Cost: $10 to $50)

As you can see, celebrating the wonderful Dad in your life doesn’t have to involve spending a ton of money.  The point of Father’s Day is to show appreciation and spend quality time together, and not necessarily spend a load of money on gadgets or gizmos that he won’t use.

Bargainmoosers, what is your favourite frugal Father’s Day gift or activity?

(Image Credit: SignUpGenius)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
June 3

Groupon Canada: 78% Off Ready To Read Books (Now $19.99)

Posted by on June 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Groupon Canada: 78% Off Ready To Read Books (Now $19.99)

Get this ten-book Ready To Read set with reading aids for only $19.99 from Groupon Canada, with a list price of $89.50.

Teaching your kids to read is one of the most frustrating and rewarding processes you can go through (after potty training). I hate watching my kids stammer over words, throw the book in frustration and give up as easily as they started. But I love when they read a word all on their own, start reading books without having to be read to and just generally starting to love reading. I’ve searched high and low for leveled reading books, but found that levels were always different for different publishers with some having level one with just a few words per page, and some having level one having hundreds of words per page. This set is nice considering the levels are consistent.

This deal includes ten hardcover reading books with two levels. Level 1 has large fonts and simple sentences and level 2 has rhyme patterns and complex sentence structures. Each book is 31 pages with pictures and the story and a Ready to Tell section to help children explain what they just read.

The titles are classics from childhood:

  • Gingerbread Fred
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Little Mermaid
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Three Little Pigs

Shipping is $4.99 and only one Groupon can be purchased per person for this deal.

Bargainmoosers, what is your favourite childhood story?

(Expiry: 4th June 2013)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
May 23

Groupon.com: Seiko Women’s Watches For $59.99 + Shipping

Posted by on May 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Groupon.com: Seiko Womens Watches For $59.99 + Shipping

I was browsing the “goods” on Groupon.com, and these Seiko watches caught my eye. They’re on special offer, down from $250 to only $59.99 (plus $7.99 flat rate shipping), a total of about $68.

This Groupon deal for the Seiko watches has 6 timepieces to choose from, in a range of colours and styles. Choose from :

  • Dress Watch in Silver Stainless Steel with Pink Dial
  • Dress Watch in Silver Stainless Steel with White Mother-of-Pearl Dial and Open Band Design
  • Bracelet Watch in Gold and Silver Stainless Steel with Small Rounded Face
  • Le Grand Sport Watch in Gold and Silver Stainless Steel
  • Coutura Watch in Gold and Silver Stainless Steel
  • Coutura Watch in Silver Stainless Steel

My preference would be the one with the small rounded face… though I am sure there are some of you who would like the pink option. Groupon.com: Seiko Womens Watches For $59.99 + Shipping

These items ship directly from Groupon, no third parties to check out. I’ve always found that the customer service on Groupon is really excellent – if I’ve ever had any problems with an order, they’ve always sorted it out to my satisfaction!

I usually only wear a small digital watch, which isn’t very dressy. When I am going out for a special evening, I would switch it over to a dressier, shinier watch to compliment any outfit that I am sporting. Sometimes I forget to make the switch though, and I end up wearing my crappy back digital watch along with a lovely evening gown!

(Expires: 23rd May 2013)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
May 16

Groupon Canada: $399 For Memory Foam Mattress Including Shipping

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Groupon Canada: $399 For Memory Foam Mattress Including Shipping

Groupon has an amazing deal on a memory foam mattress, now only $399 including shipping, regularly $1700.

A good mattress is so important considering you spend so much of your life in bed. I suffer from a bad back and I need something comfortable and sturdy. They say as you get older, you should choose a softer mattress and the memory foam ones are soft and great for bad backs.

There are other mattresses available for this deal, but they don’t include shipping, so I thought the memory foam one was the best deal.

From a small online boutique called Zen Bedrooms, they have a wide selection of mattresses focusing on quality.

Simply purchase your Groupon, choose your mattress and it shall come. The voucher expires within 90 days so use it as soon as possible. You can buy one for yourself, two for others.

(Expiry: 24th May 2013)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
May 3

Groupon Canada: Style At Home Subscription For Only $9.99

Posted by on May 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Groupon Canada: Style At Home Subscription For Only $9.99

Groupon Canada has some style for your home with a one-year subscription to Style at Home magazine for only $9.99,(regularly priced at $19.99). Actually, a subscription to this magazine from their website costs $24.95, but Groupon is also adding a shipping charge of $5.95, so the actual deal costs you $14.95. You still save $10 whichever way you look at it.

I do love me some Style at Home magazine. I am a magazine addict, but I am very picky with my magazine subscriptions. I’ve had this subscription many times because I love that it is Canadian and everything you see you can actually get in Canada. I love the ideas for my home and although they only feature a few recipes, the recipes are always absolutely divine! I actually prefer a magazine with only a few recipes that are tested to be great, rather than one full of just a miss-mash of everything.

You can buy one voucher for yourself but up to five as gifts. Would Mom be interested in one? Your voucher expires on October 2nd, 2013 so you must activate your subscription before then. It will take six to eight weeks to receive your first issue and you’ll get them on a monthly basis after that.

(Expiry: 10th May 2013)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
May 1

Discounted Things To Do When Visiting Toronto This Summer

Posted by on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Discounted Things To Do When Visiting Toronto This Summer

If you are visiting the big city of Toronto this summer, I’ve compiled a list of discounted things you can do.

Check out this WagJag Jaunt, which saves you $190 off the cost of a hotel and admission to Canada’s Wonderland. You’ll get a one night stay in a Delta room at the Delta Toronto East, two adult tickets to Canada’s Wonderland, a $20 on-site dining credit, late checkout and complimentary parking. This is a really great deal for only $129.

In June, Cats is playing at David Mirvish’s Panasonic Theatre. With this Living Social deal, you’ll get a ticket to the performance and an official t-shirt and program, all for only $99.

For only $10, you can take a one-hour Toronto harbour tour and view Toronto’s skyline from the water with this Groupon. The regular cost is $28.19.

You’ll have to eat while in Toronto and this Groupon is a great deal for a Distillery District restaurant. Two can eat three courses for $55 or four can eat three courses for only $99 at Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant.

If you are planning a three-night stay, look into this See Toronto Now deal, with one night free on a three-night stay.

The CityPass is an amazing deal with admission to five great Toronto attractions (CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma and the ROM) for only $62.12 (saving you $46) per adult and $36.87 per child (saving you $36).

Check each deal for expiry and more details.

Moose Rating (1 votes)
April 22

Groupon Canada: $20 For $40 Worth Of Flowers From FTD

Posted by on April 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Groupon Canada: $20 For $40 Worth Of Flowers From FTD

If you want an easy and more affordable way to send flowers, get this Groupon Canada for FTD and you’ll get $40 worth of flowers for $20. All prices are in U.S. funds.

You don’t have to just use this for Mother’s Day, as the voucher doesn’t expire until the end of July. You can buy two vouchers, but can only use one per order online at www.FTD.ca. Shipping charges are not included and start at $15.99. You can use this on special offers and discounts.

I’m in love with this Spring tulip bouquet in a Better Homes and Gardens vase. So colourful and simple and starting at just $54.99. With your Groupon, you’ll pay a total of $34.99 plus shipping charges.

This Sweet Surprises bouquet is passionate and lovely. Get it for only $39.99, but you’ll pay only the $20 cost of the Groupon plus shipping.

If you really want to go all out, choose the Blooming Vision bouquet in “best” for $104.99, and pay only $84.99 plus shipping.

(Expiry: 26th April 2013)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
April 8

Self Improvement Deals To Get You Back On Track

Posted by on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Self Improvement Deals To Get You Back On Track

It is now April; how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you’ve stepped off the track, you may have realized you need a little help in the self improvement arena. Spring is a time of renewal and I find it is the best time to get to the best me, especially when it comes to diet and exercise.

Check out these deals from various companies that might just get you back on track, whether it is academically, career-wise, physically or emotionally.

Groupon has a ton of self-improvement deals on right now like BenchPrep for only $25 (a value of $149). BenchPrep gets you ready for various academic, medical or legal tests or helps you with courses on software, college, public service and law, plus many more. (Expiry: 10th April 2013)

Another good Groupon self-improvement deal that is great if you are job-hunting is the resume service from Jamie Cooper Consulting for only $85 (a $260 value). (Expiry: 10th April 2013)

WagJag wants you to pump up your weight loss, with three bottles of raspberry ketones for only $39 (a value of $190). The natural compounds in raspberries will facilitate weight loss better than with diet alone. (Expiry: 14th April 2013)

If you feel like your life is not on the right path, Ethical Deal has 84% off a balancing dilemma and life vision e-course. For only $29 or $39, you’ll get private coaching through e-mail plus videos to get you balanced and ready to hit life head first. (12th April 2013)

If you are pregnant, have a young family or are thinking about starting a family, getting 69% off a conscious pregnancy and parenting online course sounds like a great deal. For $89 (a value of $289), you’ll get one year’s access to the Bodymind Institute’s research and recommendations for being a conscious parent. Sounds very intriguing. (Expiry: 13th April 2013)

Moose Rating (2 votes)