Halloween

November 1

Lowes Canada: Up To 75% Off Halloween Decor

Posted by on November 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Lowes Canada: Up To 75% Off Halloween Decor

Even if you aren’t in the mood, you know the day after a season ends, all the stuff that goes with it goes on sale. Stock up for next year and save big time at Lowes with up to 75% off Halloween decor.

If you like big inflatable characters on your lawn, you are in luck. Lowes has a number of them, from scary to Snoopy. I totally love this Gemmy 8-ft inflatable Halloween lighted air blown circus wagon. It is just spooky enough, and makes a big statement. The kids will love it! Was $228, now $114.

Plastic eyeballs are always really scary. How about a whole bunch of them on strings in various sizes? This eyeball light string decoration was $14.98, now $7.49.

This net string of lights in orange is a cool decoration that will add to anything else you have. Was $29.98, now $14.99.

Shipping is free! For more free shipping deals with no minimum purchase, check out the free shipping page!

(Photo Credit: Kwan C)

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October 31

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Right now, I bet you are staring at a big bowl still full of candy. Or your kids have brought home the motherlode of sugary goodness. I actually have both problems going on. It was so rainy here, but we braved the rain for about an hour and my three kids manage to wrack up a lot of chocolate in those tiny buckets. Plus, my overspending husband bought three boxes of candy, one of which (of course he opened) is sitting in the bowl by my front door.

When I went to boot camp, our trainer told us the best thing to do with all this candy – throw it out. But, the penny pincher in me does not want to throw out all that sweetness, even if it means I’ll be doing burpees for another year just to wear it off. I decided to research other ways to get rid of all this candy and still feel good about not wasting food.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

This might seem counteractive, because I’m going to tell you to add sugar to the sugar you are trying to get rid of, but after you do so, you can gift it elsewhere! You wouldn’t just give Halloween candy as a gift to a coworker or someone who needs a gift. But, you would give this yummy Halloween bark as a gift. You could probably also freeze it and eat it later, way later, after all those Reese Peanut Butter cups have left your body for a while. Get the recipe at Key Ingredient.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Teach your kids something other than how to down ten Snickers bars in less than a minute. Candy experiments! Kids won’t mind passing over their candy in the name of how cool it is when Jolly Ranchers do this. Plus, the KidsHealth Organization recommends it.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Here is an idea I can really get behind. Turn your leftover chocolate into homemade chocolate flavoured vodka. This is perfect, just in time for Christmas and a great gift idea. Check out LifeHacker to find out how.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Save all that candy and put it in a piñata for your next kid’s birthday. This actually works amazingly well for me as my oldest son’s birthday is next month and I already have the piñata. I just saved myself some money thanks to this idea from Parenting.com.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

If you are a total Craft-O-Maniac, make yourself a trick or treat wreath. I’m sure it will stay good until next year, as long as your kids don’t find it.

6 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Halloween Candy

My youngest son’s teacher suggested to me to freeze all the leftover chocolate, at the very back of the freezer, where it won’t taunt you every time you reach for an ice cube. When she has an afternoon craving, she’ll get one, and because it is frozen it takes her a long time to eat it, so she doesn’t get more. You could also chop it up and freeze it for milkshakes and other recipes like Modern Day Donna Reed.

Photo Credit: Jeff Turner

Bargainmoosers, what was your candy haul like today? What was the strangest item your kids got in their bags?

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October 31

Pizza Deals For the Scariest Night of the Year

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Pizza Deals For the Scariest Night of the Year

I read somewhere that Halloween night is the busiest night for ordering pizza. And for good reason. Nobody wants to spend time making dinner, then getting their antsy kids to sit down to dinner before a fun-filled night of trick or treating. I am having pizza tonight myself. So, I thought I’d compile a list of all the pizza coupons and deals just for all the harried parents tonight.

Get a medium pizza with unlimited toppings for only $9.99 at 241 Pizza

Get 50% off your second pizza at Boston Pizza

Get a large Jack O’ Lantern pizza for only $8 at Papa Murphy’s

Like Pizza Hut on Facebook and get a free medium three-topping pizza and two dips for free when you buy a large crunchy cheesy bites pizza

At Pizza Pizza for only $20.99 you’ll get two medium pizzas with four toppings, six free cans of coke, small side of fries, rings or wedges, a free lunch bag and a free $10 gift card from Toys R Us

You can also get that $10 gift card deal at Pizza73

Get a free cheezy bread with the order of any two large pizzas at Panago

Since your kids will be gorging themselves with chocolate and candy (and you might be too), you might as well fill your bellies with some nutritious pizza first.

Happy Halloween!

Photo Credit: Jameson Gagnepain

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October 31

Just Eat Canada Promo Code: Get 25% Off Your Order Today After 4PM EST

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Just Eat Canada Promo Code: Get 25% Off Your Order Today After 4PM EST

Starting at 4pm today, you’ll get 25% off your order at Just Eat with promo code.

Click here to order your dinner @ Just-eat.ca now

  • Coupon Code: SPOOKYHR25
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 31st October 2013

This coupon is amazing! Rarely does Just Eat have coupons like this and 25% off is not a small amount. Tonight of all nights, you know you don’t want to make dinner. This is giving you even more incentive to throw up your hands and order some delivery or pick-up. You’ve got enough to do with getting the kid’s costumes ready, getting your Halloween candy and carving your pumpkin (if you can find one).

I know for us, we are going to a Halloween party at my son’s karate dojo and then heading out trick or treating. We might even stop by and visit an older family member, so it is a busy night here. Making dinner just won’t fit in.

There are lots of restaurants to choose from, so you won’t be disappointed in the selection.

Before you leave, check out the Bargainmoose forum for any other food-related coupons like this one for Just Eat.

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October 31

Crocs Canada Coupon Code: 25% off Women’s & Kids Styles

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Crocs Canada Coupon Code: 25% off Womens & Kids Styles

In honour of Halloween, Crocs Canada has a spooky Halloween coupon out that will save you money.  Save 25% on all regular priced women’s and kid’s styles until 9pm Halloween night.

Click here to shop @ Crocs.ca now

  • Coupon Code: HALLOWEEN
  • Discount: Save 25%
  • Expiry: 31st October 2013

This coupon will work on all women’s and kid’s regular priced styles giving you a nice little discount. Remember that Crocs Canada doesn’t just have shoes to shop but accessories as well.

If you want to look at some of the sale items, there is a huge Clearance Sale happening right now. Save up to 65% on select style from all categories for a limited time only. Even though you can’t use the coupon code on these sale items, they are still a great deal.

As for the cost of shipping, you will get free shipping for all orders of $75 or more.

For this and all the latest Crocs.ca coupon codes, make sure to check the Bargainmoose coupon forum on a regular basis.

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October 31

Spooky Halloween Coupon Codes!

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Spooky Halloween Coupon Codes!

With Halloween here, many stores have some fun and spooky coupon codes for you to enjoy in the name of the season!

  • BOGO free photo books at Picaboo with coupon code TREATS – expiry 11/04
  • Get 25% off women’s and kids regular priced styles at Crocs with coupon code HALLOWEEN – expiry 10/31
  • Save 10% on all $100+ orders at Auto Parts Way with coupon code BOOOO
  • Get 30% off sale items at Silver Jeans with coupon code SCARY30 – expiry 11/01
  • Get free shipping when you spend $99+ at World Kitchen with coupon code SCARY99 – expiry 11/05
  • Get 30% off all sizes of canvases at Canvas Pop with coupon code SPOOOKY30 – expiry 11/04
  • Get a free trial from IndieFlix with coupon code GHOST5 – expiry 11/01 – expiry 10/31
  • Save 25% on any one item at Mary Maxim with coupon code SPOOKY25 – expiry 10/31
  • Get free earrings with a $40+ purchase at Foxy Originals with coupon code TREATPLEASE – expiry 10/31
  • Get 15% off your flower order at 1800 Flowers with coupon code SPOOK15 – expiry 11/03
  • Get $10 off your $20 order at Shutterfly with coupon code CANDY – expiry 10/31

Always be sure to check the forum before doing any shopping. You never know what great coupons you are going to see!

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October 31

Bargainmoose Halloween Contest: Win A Kobo Mini eReader! (CLOSED)

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Bargainmoose Halloween Contest: Win A Kobo Mini eReader!  (CLOSED)

*** Contest now closed, winner was Carrie! ***

For the past few years, I’ve thrown a little Bargainmoose contest each Halloween, to offer a prize to those of you who enjoy getting dressed up. I’m doing it again this year, and I am offering a Kobo Mini eReader worth $49, to one lucky winner!

What I want you to do: when you or your kids are in your fancy-dress costume this Halloween, be it this weekend or on Halloween night next week, take a photo for us. In that photo, make sure you are holding a printout of this Bargainmoose banner, or have it showing on a computer screen in the same photo. We won’t accept contest entries where the banner has been photoshopped in afterwards, you must be physically with our banner when taking your piccie.

We’ll be displaying the photos here on our Flickr feed, so you can see everyone’s dress-up efforts. Once your photo is ready to send to us, please email it to me at contests@bargainmoose.ca (don’t forget to tell me your name) and when I get your piccie, I’ll add it to the Flickr set.

Rules:

  • Contest ends 1st November 2013
  • Canadian entrants only
  • Completely subject to my whim in choosing a winner!

I’ll bump this post next week to remind you to enter. And I’ll be contacting one lucky winner after the contest closes! And why not leave a comment below to tell us if you plan to enter?

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October 30

Yogurty’s Canada: Free FROYO on Halloween for Kids in Costumes

Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Yogurtys Canada: Free FROYO on Halloween for Kids in Costumes

Here is another great Halloween freebie for tomorrow!  Kids will get a free frozen yogurt at participating Yogurty locations when they are dressed in a Halloween costume tomorrow only.

To get the freebie, the children must be dressed up in a Halloween costume and must be 10 years old or younger. They will get a free 6oz cup of frozen yogurt with the toppings as well.

You will not need to buy anything else to get this freebie and there is a limit of one per child.  Most of the locations are in Ontario and Alberta so those of you that have a location near you, lucky you!

Remember, if you are dressing up, enter our Halloween contest too!

(Expiry: 31st October 2013)

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October 30

Rexall Canada Coupon: Get $5 off $25+ (printable)

Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Rexall Canada Coupon: Get $5 off $25+ (printable)

Printing off coupons before you head into stores is a great way to save some extra money.  Rexall Canada has a great new coupon for you to print off right now.  When you shop in stores with this coupon, you will save $5 on your purchase of $25 or more on almost everything.

All of the regular exclusions apply to this printable coupon.

Most Halloween candy and costumes are on sale right now at Rexall because Halloween is tomorrow.  This is the perfect time to pick up those last minute Halloween items at a great discount and use this coupon to save you even more money on your purchases.

In addition, they also have an Aeroplan and miles event on right now that will get you some bonus points on specific purchases.  Time to start raking in those points!

We will have all of the latest Rexall coupons will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum for you to print off.

(Expiry: 3rd November 2013)

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October 28

Krispy Kreme: Free Doughnut with Costume

Posted by on October 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Krispy Kreme: Free Doughnut with Costume

Krispy Kreme likes to celebrate the holidays and Halloween is no exception!  Head in to a participating Krispy Kreme and get a free doughnut on Halloween.  The only thing you need is a costume.

I noticed that Alberta locations are not participating this year, which is kind of a bummer but some of the other provinces are in luck.

Walk into any participating Krispy Kreme location dressed in a Halloween costume on October 31st and you will get a free doughnut.  There is no need to purchase anything you can just get your doughnut and leave.  This free type of doughnut day happens often at Krispy Kreme.  Last time it was for Pirate Day and it was a huge hit!

It doesn’t say what type of doughnut you get or if you get to choose one but I say don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Remember, to enter our Halloween contest too, if you’re dressing up.

If you don’t have a costume yet, check out these Costumes on a Budget.  Happy Halloween!

(October 31st 2013)

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October 24

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Posted by on October 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Want to spook up your house this Halloween? Don’t have a ton of funds to do it? I’ve compiled six spooktacular haunted houses that were done at minimal cost. This list should give you a few ideas on how to liven up the place!

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Arrow in the Eye has some great ideas for having Halloween on a Budget, but I think my favourite are these doll heads in a jar. Seriously, what is more scary than dolls? Smiling, wide-eyed doll heads in a jar. You know that is going to haunt your dreams later!

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

If you have some skeletons in your closet, put them to good use. Instead of just placing them in a chair or laying them out on your lawn, why not have them climb your house? The effect is ultra-scary, because its like they are coming to get you for real. If you need to know how to do it, check out Instructables.com.

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Give your house that abandoned look by boarding up the windows. You don’t have to use real boards and you can get the instructions from Wiccan Make Some Too.

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Again with the dolls! But dolls can be so creepy. I found this spray-painted doll photo on Babble, and I have to say it is the creepiest decoration I’ve found yet! Fill your house with these, along with white sheets on the furniture and you will definitely set the scene for a scary time.

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

Shrunken heads are always pretty cool, and this one is a DIY (be warned: it involves dolls too!) that any adult or kid would love to get their hands on. Scatter these around your house, especially near the dolls so it looks like it was their fault. Get the full tutorial at Brad Blog Speed.

6 Haunted Houses On A Budget

If you aren’t into doing all the work above, it is super-easy to stage a murder scene. Get some old sheets, some fake blood and plaster that stuff everywhere. Your guests can use their imagination. I got this fantastic idea from the Journal Record.

Bargainmoosers, what is the spookiest haunted house you’ve ever been in?

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October 23

Amazon Canada: Sale on Halloween Costumes

Posted by on October 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Sale on Halloween Costumes

Get up to 50% off or more on Halloween costumes at Amazon Canada. Amazon usually ships pretty quickly so you should still have time to get these before Halloween.

If you are a Prime member you will most certainly get your costumes before Halloween. If you have never tried out Prime before, now might be a good time to try a month for free so you get your costumes on time.

This Rubies Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Girls Wig was $19.99 and is now $10. Pair it with the Rubies Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Costume , Medium for only $12.92 (originally $36.99) and you have a complete costume for under $25.

This Super DC Heroes Wonder Woman Child’s Costume, Medium (size 8-10) was $44.99 and is now $22.61. Perfect for the girl who wants to grow up to save the world… and carry a golden lasso.

With the release of Despicable Me 2 this last summer, perhaps this Rubies Costume Co Despicable Me 2, Minion Dave Costume, Medium will be popular with kids. Originally $36.99 it is now only $18.50.

All orders of $25 or more ship for free from Amazon Canada.

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October 22

Stag Shop Canada: 50% Off Many Costumes (NSFW)

Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Stag Shop Canada: 50% Off Many Costumes (NSFW)

Today ONLY Stag Shop Canada is offering 50% off all costumes! Today is also the last day for guaranteed shipping by Halloween.

If you have not got your costume by this time this is sort of a last warning – the train is pulling out of the station – sort of sale. It is a one day special only.

I am not much for animal costumes but I think this Zebra costume is pretty cute. Originally $72.99 it is now only $36.49 (only 32% saving on this one in particular). I would probably end up wearing it for pajamas or lounge-wear after Halloween because it is just so darn cute and I love the hoodie on it. It also looks pretty comfortable. The dress comes with matching legwarmers (also great for bed… my legs are always cold) and matching gloves. I suddenly want to wear this while watching Madagascar: you know the movie with the lion, the hippo, the giraffe, and the zebra! Awesome movie and it would be even more fun in my own zebra suit.

For the guys, this pint of beer is down from $39.99 to only $17 - decent price on that one. And still on the beer theme, perhaps this Captain 6 pack costume would fit the bill – it’s $29.99 (half price).

Clearance costumes are not included in this sale.

Shipping is free when you spend over $75.

(Expiry: 22nd October 2013)

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October 20

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

Posted by on October 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

Halloween can be an expensive holiday to get ready for.  There are decorations, candy, parties, and costumes to prepare.  All of these little things can really add up.  One way to cut down on the cost is to make your own Halloween costume at a fraction of the price that it would cost to either buy or rent.

I like the idea of making my own costume, because not only are they more affordable to make on your own, but home made costumes also tend to be more unique and a lot more fun.  If you are like me and don’t want to sew your own costume, but still want to make one on a budget, there are a lot of really inexpensive ideas you can do.

Grapes or a Loofa

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

(Image credits to Saturn47 & Joel Housman)

Granted, these are not the most practical of costumes because they may be hard to sit in, but they do look pretty cool.  They don’t require sewing, just some pinning of either balloons or tooling to colour-coordinated clothes.

The Seasons

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

(Image Credit: Krista White)

When I was a teacher, we always dressed up for Halloween.  I had three staff in my class and we wanted to do a unique and fun theme, so we came up with the four seasons.  I was summer, one was spring, another was autumn and the last was winter. All of the costumes were homemade with craft supplies we had at home.  It was so easy to just pin different items to our clothing, and the costumes were a hit.  In other years we also went as the food groups, which were made the exact same way as the seasons, but with food items.

Bobble Heads

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

(Image Credit: Krista White)

This is a fun one and very easy to do. You can be a bobble head, or anyone really, from someone you know or even someone famous.  This picture is from a year that my sister and her girlfriends went to a party as bobble head versions of themselves. They paper-mache’d a huge balloon with recycling paper and newspaper, and just painted the faces to look like themselves.  They added yarn for hair and that was it.  Remember to cut holes for your eyes of course!

Deviled Egg

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

(Image credit to Rosaalta)

I love this costume idea and it is so easy.  Just use an old sheet or even white clothing, and either paint on a yellow circle or add some yellow felt on your stomach.  You can make the devil horn instead of buying them with an old hairband and some stuffed red material. So easy and a fun idea!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Cool Halloween Costumes Ideas On A Budget

(Image credit to Bacon Tuna Melt, Vivienne Gucwa )

This is a really cool one that can be done a few different ways.  You will need some white or red yarn and something that resembles meatballs such as felt, or brown yarn. You can also add a tub around your waist for a bowl, or a strainer on your head for some extra charm. This is one of those costumes that is great for kids, adults and even pets, as you can see.

There are so many different homemade ideas that you can come up with.  What are you dressing up for at Halloween this year?

(Banner image credit to Katie Campbell)

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October 20

Costume Super Center (US) Coupon Code: Exclusive 10% Off $25 + Free Shipping On $100

Posted by on October 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Costume Super Center (US) Coupon Code: Exclusive 10% Off $25 + Free Shipping On $100

The US company CostumeSuperCenter has given Bargainmoose an exclusive coupon code for 10% off and free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Click here to prep for Halloween @ Costume Super Center now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE10
  • Discount: 10% off costumes $25+ and free shipping on $100+
  • Expiry: 1st November 2013

Canadian shipping is normally a $15.99 minimum cost, with no free shipping available. On top of that, you pay extra based on weight. Thus, our coupon can save you a good amount on shipping fees. You may be subject to duty when the package arrives – be aware of that. This company is in the US. However, they have a really great selection of costumes. There is nothing like going to a Halloween party and meeting someone in the exact same costume, so I love to order from companies that others might not shop at.

I like this Unisex Superman and Supergirl Zentai Bodysuit Costume. It is a full bodysuit with a detachable cape. Because it is so stretchy, it fits a wide range of sizes. It is also unisex, so you can wear it one year and your mate (if you are around the same height) can wear it the next year. It is currently $49.99 and you will get an extra 10% off, bringing it down to $44.99. All prices in USD.

Now, there is another coupon on their website for 20% off $25+ purchases. That is a great coupon too, but it does not include the free shipping to Canada on $100 or more. Use whichever is best for the order you are placing.

For more savings check out our exclusive coupon page.

Costume Super Center (US) Coupon Code: Exclusive 10% Off $25 + Free Shipping On $100

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