home and garden

September 1

Costco Canada: $45 Off Bissell Symphony All-In-One Vacuum & Steam Mop – Now $175 (Was $220)

Posted by on September 1, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Costco Canada: $45 Off Bissell Symphony All In One Vacuum & Steam Mop   Now $175 (Was $220)

Ever wish you could clean your floors in one go? With the Bissell Symphony All in One Vacuum and Steam Mop you can! Even better is that it’s currently on sale for just , instead of its usual price of $219.99.$174.99

Don’t you just hate stepping on dirt when walking barefoot around the house? I typically wear socks but even walking from the bathroom to the bedroom after a shower can be a major drag as it has happened more times than not that my feet would be all dirty just from a couple of steps. Having two cats definitely doesn’t help in that department but the fact that I now have a baby makes it even harder to fit in time to clean the floors. More than anything, I find it annoying to have to go around vacuuming, then fill up water for the mop and go around the house yet another time mopping. I have come to the realization, however, that I need an even more efficient method of cleaning my place, even more efficient than using a Vileda mop and I’m certainly considering trying out the Bissell Symphony as it can either vacuum, steam or do both at the same time!

Safe to use on practically any kind of floor, the vacuum part has an easy to empty dust pan and the mop’s cloths are machine washable. Plus, it also has a 25′ cord length and an adjustable handle, which is definitely a feature that my hubby is sure to love as he is tall.

Although Costco’s site didn’t have any reviews, I did find close to 40 reviews on Amazon with a general consensus of 4.5 stars out of 5. In fact, here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

I now have mostly hard floors (wood/tile) and needed a better way to keep them clean. I like to walk around bare foot, and can not stand the feeling of a dirty floor under my feet. The Bissell Symphony works great. It is easy to use, plus the time savings of being able to mop and vacuum at the same time. It heats up quickly and adding water is easy.

As for a price comparison, the Bissell Symphony is $219.99 at Amazon and London Drugs only has it in-stores for $199.99.

As always, Costco also offers free shipping, so you won’t have to worry about any added fees.

(Expiry: 14th September 2014)

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June 16

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

Posted by on June 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Save on Clothing, Entertainment & More with These Printable Coupons

There are so many different ways to save money on your purchases both online and in stores.  I buy a lot of things online because of the convenience now, but there are so many things I just have to run to the store to pick up.  Things like toiletries, groceries, tickets to events and things I just can’t get online.  I also like getting some clothing in stores so I can try it on right there.

Thinking ahead and printing off coupons you may need is a great way to save money on your purchases. We have rounded up a bunch of coupons for you that will save you money just by printing them off and taking them with you when you shop.

Health and Beauty:

  • Use this Shoppers Drug Mart coupon on June 18th only to get yourself 20x the Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more on almost anything.

House and Home:

  • Save 53% on an insulated tumbler with this printable or smartphone compatible Home Hardware coupon until June 21st.

Food:

  • Use any of these Wing’s Up coupons to save on a variety of things for your meals.
  • These new printable coupons for McDonalds will save you on breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.

Clothing:

Entertainment:

These are just a few of the printable coupons you will find posted up on our forum that will save you money on your purchases. It is so easy to just just print off your coupons, pop them into your wallet and save as you shop!

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May 17

Sears Canada: Craftsman 21″ Push Gas Mower Only $199

Posted by on May 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Sears Canada: Craftsman 21 Push Gas Mower Only $199

If you are in need of a new lawn mower, check out this deal from Sears. Get $150 off the regular price of $349.99 and get this baby for only $199.99.

This is a gas mower, which means you’ll fill it with gas, rather than plug it in. My husband prefers this type of lawn mower because he has run over a cord or two throughout his days mowing lawns. You also need an extension cord with most plug-ins, which makes it so inconvenient.

Powerful, with a 21″ inch cutting path, you can decide if you want to discharge the clippings from the side, mulch them or bag them. Six height positions let you choose how much grass to cut, basically depending on how you like and on the water conditions. You really don’t want to cut your grass right down during a dry heat wave or you can say goodbye to your grass.

I don’t see many reviews for this machine, except the one guy who bought it in January and gave the comment that it “looks nice”. If you are really interested in knowing what people think about the machine, be sure to google it first before buying. If you just want a great deal on what looks like a solid mower, act before they sell out.

Shipping is free on orders over $99, but on such a large item, I’d check the shipping costs to your location at checkout. Either way, you need it to get to you!

Photo credit: Fabio Sola Penna

(Expiry: 21st May 2014)

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May 4

Home Depot Coupon: Printable Buy 2 Get 1 Free Burpee Herbs or Vegetables

Posted by on May 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Home Depot Coupon: Printable Buy 2 Get 1 Free Burpee Herbs or Vegetables

There is a new Home Depot printable coupon that will save you on your gardening this year.  When you buy any two Burpee herbs or vegetables, you will get one free with this printable coupon.

Just like any other coupon, you will get the lowest priced plant as the free one. You will be able to use this coupon two times meaning you can get up to two plants for free.

Burpee is the brand of tomato and pepper plants that we bought last year to start our garden and all of our vegetables did very well.  I don’t really have a green thumb so for your veggies to do that well (especially when we leave camping so much) it actually says a lot!

I am going to use it to grab some fresh herbs for my garden this year.  I love cooking with fresh herbs.  I also love the fact that all of these plants are already started so the hard part is behind you.  All you have to do now is make sure they get enough water and sun and you reap the benefits earlier.

Additionally, most herbs you can grow year round inside by a window.  I try to do this as much as I can to always have fresh herbs!

This Home Depot coupon and all others will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 7th May 2014)

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April 26

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

Posted by on April 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

Landscaping and gardening are very rewarding Do It Yourself projects because you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour (sometimes literally – if you are growing fruits and vegetables). At the same time, landscaping and gardening can be a lot of work, and the cost can add up. Large and pretty pottery containers can range upwards of $40+ per ceramic container. Hanging baskets are typically $25+ a piece, and usually you can’t just get one.

Despite these high prices, being able to see bright and cheerful flowers on a daily basis, or eat your own fruits and vegetables that you planted yourself is, frankly, priceless. To try and avoid some of these high gardening costs, here are some frugal gardening ideas to help you have your cake and eat it too. These ideas are funky, fresh, and a little bit hipster.

Use a Pallet to Hold your Vegetables

Cincy savers shares some great ideas on how you can re-use old pallets (often free from warehouses because they consider it waste) as a container for your vegetable garden. Using a pallet creates an instant raised garden bed once you add the dirt in it. No fuss no muss, no need to measure plywood and do your own carpentry project.

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

You can even make a wall garden with a pallet too. It looks just as good.

Turn an old cloth shoe bag or rack into a vertical garden

This idea by Seasonal Wisdom shows an old shoe bag that is turned into a vertical garden. This idea is great because it’s easy on the wallet, easy on the eyes, and also easy on space. This vertical garden is perfect for herbs like basil and coriander, strawberries, or lettuce – just make sure you water it frequently and allow for proper drainage. It may not have the best longevity in terms of growing seasons, but it’s free and it looks good. See below for inspiration.

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

Colander-ify your hanging plants

Kerry Michaels, of About.com shares an idea on using an old colander as a container for your flowers. She suggests that you can even turn the colander-containers into hanging baskets by using heavy duty wire or a strong twine and weaving it through the four sides of the colander. Despite the beautiful idea, she does warn that the plants’ roots may get too hot (e.g. burn) in a metal colander, so keep an eye out for that. I personally think this is a wonderful use of a colander. It looks better with a flowering plant than in your kitchen drawer. I hope this doesn’t cause a mass exodus of colanders out of the kitchen and into the garden.

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

Create a Miniature Table Top Water Garden

Enough talk about outside the home. If you’re interested in beautifying the interior of your home (or you don’t have enough space on your patio for a pallet or shoe bag vertical garden), you can consider creating a petite table top water garden. These chic little table top water gardens can bring a lot more zen into your home, not to mention a pop of vibrant green colour to your interior décor. It will give your home a uniqueness that will be a great conversation starter!

This idea for a miniature tabletop water garden is from Interiorholic.com; all you need is a glass bowl or a glass saucer – something to store your water garden in. As long as it is transparent, your water garden will look good. Next, Interiorholic recommends that you get some soil, a small plastic container that isn’t as high as your transparent glass bowl, and some plants that thrive in water. Some such plants are taro, fairy moss, water lettuce, and water hyacinth.

Finally, you then decorate the exterior of your water garden to give it that ultra-zen look. You can use smooth rocks, small weathered tree branches, and even moss.

4 Cool Gardening Ideas To Fit Any Frugal Budget

As you can see, gardening doesn’t have to be expensive or a lot of work, even though it has the propensity to be. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration and to think outside of the box in order to save money on do it yourself projects like this one. Recycling used pallets, re-using an older colander, creating an interior table top garden, and using an old shoe rack are all interesting and beautiful ways for you to continue gardening on a frugal budget for many years to come.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any other “tried and true” frugal gardening tips?

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April 25

Walmart Canada: Lawnmaster Grass Trimmer & Sweeper Only $50

Posted by on April 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Walmart Canada: Lawnmaster Grass Trimmer & Sweeper Only $50

Walmart has a fabulous deal on the Lawnmaster 2-piece combo pack of a grass trimmer and sweeper. It is on clearance now for only $50, was $98 and you’ll of course get free shipping.

I think this is a hot deal that will sell out fast, so I wouldn’t wait if you are in the market for a grass trimmer and sweeper. My husband actually uses his grass trimmer to cut down the large weeds in our backyard. We can never get ahead of the weeds and they always take over what was once our grass.

Before buying any product, always read the reviews as there are some good and some bad and you can make a good decision based on your own needs. For example, one reviewer had trouble with the fact that there is one battery for both units and the battery doesn’t last a super-long time. If this is a problem, you might not want to buy this item, but if you don’t care about doing your trimming at one point, your sweeping at another (or you don’t have a huge yard), then it isn’t a big deal.

Other reviewers stated it worked great for them, so you always have to be objective reading reviews. Another example is that a few people bought this item and realized it had been used. I would hope that Walmart wouldn’t ship out an already used product, and if that is the case, it is not the fault of the trimmer and sweeper.

I searched online for grass trimmers and those babies alone can be priced up to around $400, so $50 for both units is a steal and you can’t expect the performance you’ll get from a $400 model.

Photo credit: Rovanto

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 13

Home Depot Coupon: Printable B2G1 Free Spring Bulbs

Posted by on April 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Home Depot Coupon: Printable B2G1 Free Spring Bulbs

Home Depot Canada has another great printable coupon to bring in stores and save on your purchases this week. When you use this coupon, all spring bulbs will be buy 2 get 1 free.

Spring is finally here and it is time to start planting those spring bulbs for your garden. It doesn’t have to be expensive to plant them and the great thing is, if you plant them right, the perennials will come back every year.  This Home Depot coupon will save you on the cost of your flower garden this year.  When you buy any two bags of spring bulbs, you will get a bag absolutely free.

You will be allowed to get two free bags per person so basically this coupon will be good for two uses. All of the regular conditions apply such as the lowest priced or equal valued bulbs will be the free ones.  This is pretty standard with any coupon like this one.

This printable Home Depot coupon and all others will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 16th April 2014)

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April 6

Home Outfitters Coupon: Printable $25 Off $125+

Posted by on April 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Home Outfitters Coupon: Printable $25 Off $125+

There is a pretty great printable coupon out for Home Outfitters that will save you on your entire purchase.  Save $25 on in store purchases of $125 or more.

This coupon will be valid on regular priced items, sale items and even clearance items.  The only real exclusions for it is that you cannot use it on gift cards, Dyson products, Smart Buys, Clad, Saeco and items with prices ending in $0.98.  Other than that, you will be able to save.

I love shopping at Home Outfitters for a few reasons.  The first is that they offer great household items at great prices.  Another reason would be that you can get HBC rewards points for your purchases as well since they are part of the Hudson Bay group.  I collect the points and cash them in for gift cards, and merchandise.  Additionally, you can even register there for a wedding or big event.

Its one of the only places where you can walk in and grab a new bath mat for your bathroom and also pick up a great set of dishes or a new coffee maker.  It is basically a one stop shopping experience for your home and they have even started stocking up on some outdoor garden items recently because it is spring!

You will find all Home Outfitters coupons posted up on our Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 17th April 2014)

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March 10

Veseys Promo Codes: Up To $100 Off & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Veseys Promo Codes: Up To $100 Off & Free Shipping

Veseys has a number of promo codes out right now that could save you up to $100 on your purchase to get ready for gardening season.

Click here to shop @ Veseys.com now

  • Coupon Code: S4A50
  • Discount: $50 off $100 on bulbs
  • Coupon Code: S4A10
  • Discount: $100 off $200 on bulbs
  • Coupon Code: S4AF4
  • Discount: Free shipping
  • Expiry: 12th March 2014

Depending on what you need and how much you spend, that will tell you which coupon code you’ll be using. If you are a big spender, you might want to save the $100 on your $200 purchase. If you are a moderate spender, saving $50 on $100 might be good enough. If you aren’t going to spend that much, take advantage of the free shipping instead. Shipping starts at $5.95 and goes up, so this is also a high-value coupon.

As you may remember, my nickname is the “plant murderer” according to my husband. I have quite the brown thumb, but every year I try and try again. My favourite thing to grow is vegetables, because eating out of my own garden is immensely satisfying. I really try to eat organic most of the time, so I would definitely grow organically and Veseys has a huge selection of certified organic vegetables. I noticed they have Aunt Molly’s organic ground cherries, which I tried for the first time last  year and have to say I love them! They taste like a cross between a grape and a cherry.

Check for the rest of our Veseys coupons in the forum.

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March 1

Home Depot Canada Coupon: Printable B4G1 Free Seed Packs

Posted by on March 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Home Depot Canada Coupon: Printable B4G1 Free Seed Packs

Home Depot Canada has another great printable coupon out for us to save with.  When you buy packs of seeds, you will get a 5th one for free in stores.

March is often the time that I start my garden indoors.  I like to grow veggies such as tomatoes and peppers in my window and herbs and even flowers.  Sometimes I transplant them outside when the weather gets nicer and sometimes I just keep them in pots indoors year round.

This coupon will be valid for up to two uses getting you up to two free packs of seeds.  You can use it on herb packets, vegetable seeds, fruit and flower seeds.  Basically any kind of seed packet will be included.  The picture shows only the McKenzie brand but I know Home Depot sell many brands and it doesn’t actually say on the coupon that you must buy this brand.  I would assume all brands are included.

You will find this and all other Home Depot coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 5th March 2014)

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February 14

Home Depot Coupon: Printable $2 Off Miracle-Gro

Posted by on February 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Home Depot Coupon: Printable $2 Off Miracle Gro

If you are heading in to your local Home Depot this weekend you will want to check out their new printable coupon first.  Print this coupon off and you will be able to save $2 on an Miracle-Gro bag of $5 or more.

You can use this coupon two times for one purchase and save a total of $4 as long as each bag is $5 or more. They have a fairly big variety of potting soils so you can grab a bag for inside or outside use.

I live in Alberta and our growing season tends to be shorter than other provinces like Ontario and British Columbia so I start a lot of plants indoors.  I start peppers, tomatoes, and pretty much all herbs inside first and then transfer then outside.  All you need is a space in your house that will get some sunlight and you can start many vegetables, herbs and flowers inside.

You will find this and all other Home Depot coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Image credit to Robin Redeker)

(Expiry: 19th February 2014)

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December 29

Home Depot Canada Printable Coupon: B2G1 Free Orchids

Posted by on December 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Home Depot Canada Printable Coupon: B2G1 Free Orchids

Home Depot has a great new printable coupon out that will save you on your flower purchase.  When you buy two orchids you will get one free with this coupon.

Orchids just happen to be one of my favourite flowers to have inside the house.  They are so dainty and beautiful; I just love them.

You will be able to get up to two free orchids per coupon, which is great.  Orchids are gorgeous to have as a centre piece or give as a gift. Choose the colour of flower you want and even the pot colour you want with this coupon as well.  I like the idea of having three in a row on my dining room table all in different colours for the centre piece.

While you are at Home Depot, make sure to check out all of their Boxing Week deals that they have happening. They will be on all week long, and they have some incredible discounts on appliances right now.

You will find this and all other Home Depot coupons on the Bargainmoose forum.

(Expiry: 1st January 2014)

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September 14

Lowes Canada: Gotta Get it Weekend With Tons On Sale

Posted by on September 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Lowes Canada: Gotta Get it Weekend With Tons On Sale

Lowes is having a gotta get it weekend sale, in store and online, with deals on almost everything, including many items on clearance.

I checked out the clearance patio sets and garden items, and there is a huge selection. This is the best time to furnish your yard, because everything is so much cheaper than it is in May, June and July.

I want:

You can get free pickup at the store, or truck delivery, which will depend on where you live. If your item is small enough, you can get free parcel shipping.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 7

Home Depot Canada Printable Coupon: B2G1 Free Mulch

Posted by on September 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Home Depot Canada Printable Coupon: B2G1 Free Mulch

This weekend we got another great printable coupon for Home Depot Canada.  When you buy two bags of mulch, you will get the third for free.

You will be able to use this coupon code to get up to four free bags.  This is awesome because a lot of printable coupons are only good for one use per person, and this is good for four per person.

It doesn’t actually say which brands this is good for, so I am assuming it is good for all brands of mulch at Home Depot.  You will get the lesser value bag or equal value bag as the free one.

Mulch is something that you need to buy every year, or at least every other year, so saving on something that you need is always a bonus.

If you are looking for more Home Depot coupons, we will have them all posted up on the coupon forum.

(Image credit: Karin)

(Expiry: 11th September 2013)

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September 4

Home Depot Canada: Dream Chair Chaise Lounge Only $349 (Was $549) – EXPIRED

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Home Depot Canada: Dream Chair Chaise Lounge Only $349 (Was $549)   EXPIRED

This deal is only available online and for today only, but in my dreams, I am sitting in this chair on my patio and loving that I saved $200 off the regular price and paid only $349.

Whether your backyard space is a 30×30 foot yard, an expansive green lawn overlooking the lake, or poolside, this chair will take you to dreamland. The only problem I see with this chair is that it looks too comfortable and the kids would have to go hungry because I won’t want to get up.

This chair fits to your entire body so your legs, back and shoulders are all perfectly supported. Once you put up your feet, your chair will swing to and fro, letting you read or sleep or do nothing in complete comfort.

Safety rated up to 275 lbs. and made from high-tensile powder coated steel, this chair is durable and will last many a season in your outdoor space. Heck, I’d even bring it in the winter so I could sit on it while I watch television.

Shipping depends where you live, but to Ontario it was only about $30.

(Expiry: 4th September 2013)

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