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January 2

Power It! 2-in-1 Pressure Washer & Wet-Dry Vacuum 45% off + Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca — Now $70

Posted by on January 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Power It! 2 in 1 Pressure Washer & Wet Dry Vacuum 45% off  + Free Shipping @ Walmart.ca    Now $70
There are some strange hybrids out there and some that are ingenious. For instance, my parents live in a very small town and, outside of that small town, is an even smaller town. At the main intersection lies (I’m not kidding) a combination hair salon-bus repair shop. That’s an odd hybrid. This Power It! 2-in-1 Pressure Washer & Wet-Dry Vacuum from Walmart is super clever and, I think, would be quite handy to have in the garage in the warmer months! It will also ship directly to you without any added cost as it’s over $50.

Another great find from the Clearance section at Walmart.ca, this Power It! 2-in-1 Pressure Washer & Wet-Dry Vacuum was originally priced at $128 and has been marked down by 45% to just $70. That’s a decent price for a pressure washer OR a wet-dry vacuum but, with this, you’re getting both!

The electric pressure washer component has a maximum pressure of 2000 PSI and expels up to 1.5 gallons of water per minute, which is considered “medium-duty” in the Pressure Washer World. That’s a pretty good size for having around the average house and can handle car washing and cleaning of other surfaces like outdoor furniture, fences, decks, patios, driveways, etc. It also features an adjustable spray nozzle, on-board detergent tank and quick-connect hose and nozzle system.

The wet-dry vacuum component of the unit is detachable! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 30

50% Off 5-Tier Metal Shelf now $30 @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on December 30, 2015 at 7:17 PM

50% Off 5 Tier Metal Shelf now $30 @ Walmart.ca

Oh my goodness. I’m going to buy 4 or 5 of these and have them shipped to my house, addressed to my husband. Included will be a note that reads, simply, “Re: Garage”. Is that too subtle? We have a 2-car garage that is currently storing one car and (approximately) one tonne of… everything else. If you can sympathize, you need to jump on this deal from Walmart.ca! We were looking at shelving units like these earlier in the year and even the plastic ones weren’t this price.

This heavy-duty steel unit was originally $59.98 but is clearance priced at Walmart.ca, right now, for just $29.99! The in-store price is still listed as $59.98 so you must buy online to take advantage these great savings.

This is the second time in as many days that I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see a large or heavy item that did not have extra shipping fees added upon checkout. I popped two of these units in my cart and, as my order was over the $50 threshold, my shipping was free. No mention of an oversize/overweight fee. Bonus! Read the rest of this entry »

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August 24

Do It Yourself: Natural Spider Repellent

Posted by on August 24, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Do It Yourself: Natural Spider Repellent

I know, I know. Spiders take care of other nasty bugs like flies and mosquitoes but I still don’t like these creepy little creatures being in my bedroom! That is why I wanted to find an all natural spider repellent. Something that won’t harm my kiddo or my pets if they happen to get it in their mouth. If you are looking to repel spiders as well, then you are definitely going to want to try this do it yourself Natural Spider Repellent, which also happens to be very inexpensive as well. Just don’t eliminate them from every area of your property because they do eat many harmful insects that you wouldn’t want to deal with yourself. While some spiders are completely harmless, others can be quite dangerous so repelling them from your room or your child’s room is beyond understandable if you ask me. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 10

Costco Canada: $50 Off Hoover FloorMate Hard Floor Cleaner – Now Just $100 & Free Shipping

Posted by on August 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Costco Canada: $50 Off Hoover FloorMate Hard Floor Cleaner   Now Just $100 & Free Shipping

Have you ever spilled any wine on the floor? It’s pretty awful and as tempting as it may be to lick it off, grabbing a floor cleaner like the Hoover FloorMate hard floor cleaner is a much more sanitary option. Luckily, it’s currently $50 off at Costco and can be yours for just $99.99 (reg. $148.99). Shipping is free as well.

Every time I shop at Costco, I’m very tempted to get the Hoover TwinTank steam mop. It’s actually currently $26 off at $103.99 (reg. $129.99) but comparing it to the FloorMate is making me think that the latter is a much better choice. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21

8 Ways To Upcycle Old Chairs

Posted by on July 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Ways To Upcycle Old Chairs

I have been eyeing my dining room set lately and am not thrilled at its current condition. My once modern looking set is looking like it could use a facelift. I am not sure if I am quite ready to part with this table set yet, but I know it is time for a new set soon. Whether you are ready to change up your dining room or happened to score some neat chairs at a garage sale, these upcycle projects are cool ways to change those chairs into something pretty for your home. You could also check out your local thrift shop or the dent and scratch section of your local  IKEA to find  dented or scratched chairs that are perfect to create these projects with.  Check out some of the amazing upcycling projects I found below. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 2

39 Foot Ventura Outdoor Rope Light only $20 & Free Shipping @ Wagjag.ca!

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM

39 Foot Ventura Outdoor Rope Light only $20 & Free Shipping @ Wagjag.ca!

Here is a sweet little deal, perfect for summertime unwinding. Check out the 39-Foot Ventura Outdoor Rope Light valued at $51.19. This rope light is on sale for $25, but you can use our exclusive coupon code Moose5 to bring the total price down to only $20. Free shipping is also included with this deal!

Twinkly lights are all the rage for your outdoor space. All the rage – that is what my best friend says when something is uber-cool. This deal is all the rage because you can transform your backyard space into a summer nighttime haven, perfect for relaxing. This deal includes 39 feet of light, in a white casing. The plug is a standard 120-volt plug, which will make it easy to hook up to outdoor extension cords. I would consider buying a cheap timer also so that my outside lights turn on automatically every day. There is something magical about twinkly lights popping on by themselves on a warm summer evening. I will take it as a sign to start pouring the Sangria and start the fire pit.

This light is perfect for draping over your patio umbrella, along your fence or lighting up your walkway. Speaking of lighting up your walkway, a light like this is also great to line the pathway in front of your yard to your driveway. You may want to pick up two sets at this price. This strand specifically says it is perfect for outdoor use, but nothing is stopping you from lining your glass front cabinets with this inexpensive rope light.

You could also consider it for Christmas, dare I say it?! Buying lights like this when they are on special offer makes sound financial sense, instead of buying your decor at higher prices in December.

I checked out the pricing elsewhere for rope lights. It can be tricky to price compare lights such as these as the sizes vary quite a bit. If you are looking for a light that can work outside you need to search carefully as some rope lights are only for inside use. Walmart.ca has a rope light on clearance. For $25 you can pick up a shorter 30-foot rope light. The price is close, but the rope will not make it quite as far to light up your fence. Canadian Tire has a 30-foot rope light that they are selling for $29.99. Costco.ca has 36 feet of rope light that they sell for $41.99, and this light is only available in two 18-foot roles.

Many people have purchased this deal already on Wagjag, but yours will be even better with that coupon code. Even though there are still a few days left on this deal, I would pick it up now to make sure I did not miss out.

(Expiry: 7th July 2015)

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June 28

Costco Canada: $120 Off iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot – Now $479 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Costco Canada: $120 Off iRobot Roomba 780 Vacuum Cleaning Robot   Now $479 & Free Shipping

Is Sunday your cleaning day? It is mine! If you’re tired of vacuuming, then get the iRobot Romba 780 vacuum cleaning robot. It’s currently on sale for $478.99 at Costco, which is a $120 price reduction from its usual price of $598.99. Shipping is absolutely free as well.

Okay, so a cleaning robot like the iRobot Roomba wouldn’t necessarily eliminate the vacuuming chore altogether but it’s still a great way to try and keep the house clean in-between vacuums — or so I’ve heard.

The iRobot Roomba 780 features a 3-stage cleaning system with AeroVac Series 2, which is designed to pick up as much dirt and debris as possible. It’s even supposed to be great for pet hair but you would have to test that one out for yourself as we all know how plentiful it can be! With the Dirt Ditect Series 2, it also also acoustically sense where there’s dirt for what I can only assume is supposed to be a more in-depth cleaning.

On top of including 2 Virtual Wall Lighthouses, which you can use to control where the Roomba goes, it also comes with the following extra items:

  • extra set of brushes (side, bristle & beater)
  • 2 cleaning tools (round & flat)
  • 2 extra HEPA filters

Oddly, there are no reviews for this version of the Roomba on Costco’s site but I did find a number of positive reviews at Best Buy, where it’s currently priced at $649.99. Out of 12 customer reviews, it received a general rating of 4.3/5 stars with reviews like this funny one:

You should see this Roomba navigate it’s way around my place like a blind three-toed sloth. It went into a mess of cables and got stuck for like 45 seconds then escaped. I breathed a huge sigh of relief that it got out. Then it went right ahead and tried to go back over the same cables. At which point I’m thinking, “Hey robot,, you just got out of a snake pit of cables and now you want to dive right back in?” I’ve never had to help it though.

In fact, it’s $649.99 at Amazon.ca as well.

Cleaning products like vacuum robots can be a hit or miss but personally, I’m very tempted to give this one a try for the possibility off a reduced amount of dust bunnies and pet fur balls flying around in-between official vacuums.

(Image Credit: Tadashi Okoshi & Patrick Strandberg)

(Expiry: 5th July 2015)

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June 23

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

Posted by on June 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

Most of us have spent a little time fixing, pruning and planting in our outdoor spaces. My yard, after several weeks of work, is now a functional space to both relax and play. If you are looking make your outside space more fun for your kids, that can mean big price tags for the large outdoor toys that tend to have more playtime. Refresh your backyard with one or all of these amazing projects your kid will enjoy all summer, while still keeping most of your cash in your wallet.

Hula Hoop Hiding Nook

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

You might now need a rest from all that zipping and climbing across the yard. Maybe you prefer having an outdoor oasis vibe in your yard. I would suggest you start making these Hula Hoop Hiding Nooks pronto from The Craft Nest. This would be perfect to encourage summertime reading, or for a picnic on a sunny day. I am considering making this for my daughter to give her a place to bring her favourite stuffed friends.

Backyard Zip Line

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

Over on How Does She, they made this awesome zip line for around $10. If you have some space and two sturdy trees you could attach this to, your kids soon could be zipping across the yard! What fun this project would be, and this one could be great for bigger kids too. Make sure if you are making this for big kids that your pulley and rope are a little more heavy duty than the zip line featured here for little kids.

Car Track From Rocks

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

I love this track for cars that Playtivities created. A little paint and a few walks around the neighbourhood to collect rocks should provide everything you need for this fun playset. This set is so easily customizable and you can add as many pieces as you have the patience to make. You could also apply this same idea to whatever theme your child is currently interested in be it fairies, monsters, trains, superheroes or more. This is a fantastic idea!

Backyard Tight Rope

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

I have plans, big plans for my backyard this summer Bargainmoosers. Those plans now include this awesome backyard tight rope idea from Kids Activities Blog. If you have kids who love to climb, this tightrope idea is a genius idea and should get a lot of playtime with very little out of pocket cash. I am so making this project, I just need to add sturdy rope to my shopping list. Consider it an early introduction to the slacklining trend!

Water Blob

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

I have had this project on my list since last fall and intend on making one for my kid over summer. Check out the water blob at the blog Clumsy Crafter. Grab some heavy-duty plastic sheeting, some duct tape and the hose. Soon your kids will be bouncing, sliding and giggling. Your kids are sure to sleep well after a day playing on this giant water blob. This is a nice alternative to the pool, as that water in the outside pools is still quite cold!

Tire Swing

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

This is a classic outside toy, do not overlook making one for your own backyard. I love the whimsical style that Grams has put on this tire swing. A little bit of paint and hardware turned this swing from an old tire to whimsical and fun with only a little effort. If you do not have extra tires, try searching some out at a garage sale, or calling local tire shops.

Giant Ker-Plunk

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

Have you ever played the game Ker-Plunk? If you are a bit handy, you need to make this awesome oversized version for your backyard featured at All Parenting. This game will be so much fun for the whole family to play, and is certain to be the centre of your next BBQ. Take turns pulling sticks, and each person collects the balls that fall thru on their turn. The person with the least balls at the end of the game wins. This is an awesome backyard game that all the kids can play together no matter their age.

Tire Rockers

8 Backyard Play Projects To Make For Kids

If you made a swing with one of your old tires, it is likely you still have a few extra tires floating around. Use an additional tire to make these fun rockers from According To Boyle. These cute bouncers will brighten up any backyard. The blogger also recommends adding a handle, which they did after this picture was taken.

For more great ideas check out this past post, Frugal Backyard Fun for the Whole Family. Bargainmoosers, what are you planning on making for the backyard this summer for your kids?

(Image Credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg)

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June 14

(LAST DAY!) Costco Canada: $80 Off Rolling Thunder Fireworks Kit – Now $220 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM

(LAST DAY!) Costco Canada: $80 Off Rolling Thunder Fireworks Kit   Now $220 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

You have until the end of today to get the Rolling Thunder fireworks kit on sale for just $219.99 (reg. $299.99) at Costco. Shipping is free as well.

Every year, Costco offers a significant discount on some of their fireworks. So although this one expires at the end of the day, it’s possible that the sale will be extended or perhaps, an entirely different fireworks kit will be discounted next week instead. In any case, if you have been looking for fireworks to light up on a special occasion like Canada Day or maybe even St-Jean Baptiste if you’re in Quebec, then this kit is definitely worth getting.

The Rolling Thunder fireworks kit comes with a total of 26 pieces, amongst which you will find:

(LAST DAY!) Costco Canada: $80 Off Rolling Thunder Fireworks Kit   Now $220 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

  • Specialty bombettes: 1 green avenger
  • Brazilian shells: 1 Yard Dog, 1 Brazillian Bombshell & 1 Shazzam
  • Pro-Pyro series cakes: 1 Hell’s Gate, 1 Royal Brocade & 1 Lock Down
  • Cakes & fanned: 1 Hot Tamali, 1 Shotgun Wedding, 1 Anger Management, 1 No Mercy, 1 Devil Revenge, 1 Greedy Goblins, 1 Symphonic, 1 Galactic, 1 Gold Dust, 1 Patriot, 1 Cosmic Blast, 1 Scream Dream, 1 Light the Night, 1 Night Assault & 1 Modern Warfare
  • Barrages: 1 Dynamo & 1 Hell Fire
  • Bombshells: 1 Peony (3 pack) & 1 Paradox

Quite the names, aren’t they? I had to triple check my typing of these very interesting-sounding fireworks to make sure that I wrote them correctly! The ones that have me the most curious to see what they look like are the: Shazzam, Hell’s Gate, Hot Tamali and of course, the Anger Management ones.

Just looking at the picture of all of the included fireworks also makes you realize just how many fireworks you will be getting – it’s quite a lot and you might even need to be two or more people getting them ready and setting them up for a grandiose fireworks night!

Price comparing proved slightly challenging as most sites don’t ship to Canada but I did find the Competition Killer package at RocketFireworks.ca on sale for $259.99 (reg. $285). Not much of a competition killer though as it only contains 9 cakes, whereas the Rolling Thunder kit at Costco comes with 15 cakes and fanned, along with other types mentioned above.

As always when buying fireworks, do make sure to check your city’s laws on these. Not all cities allow the lightning of fireworks and some only allow them on national holidays.

(Image Credit: Rabblefish)

(Expiry: 14th June 2015)

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June 11

Canadian Freebie: Flower Seed Packet From Bees Matter Canada

Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Canadian Freebie: Flower Seed Packet From Bees Matter Canada

Bees do matter, and the kind folks over at Bees Matter Canada want to help them out. Head over to Bees Matter Canada and you can pick up a free packet of flower seeds to grow in your garden or on your balcony.

To grab your free flower seed packet, you will need to scroll down to the section marked “From Honey Bee To Table. Just under the Canadian map is a button that says “Sign-up to grow your own buzzing garden.” Click on that button, enter your shipping info and soon your packet of seed will be on the way. Right after clicking submit, a confirmation should pop up thanking you for becoming a “honey bee champion.”

This flower seed packet is an invite to help provide healthy food sources for honeybees and other pollinators. Farmers are particularly interested in helping the bees as according to the website, “One in every three bites of food we eat is made possible by pollinators like honeybees.” Not only should farmers be concerned about honeybee health, but all of us should be concerned. Lack of honeybees and pollinators can drastically affect our local food supply.

The seed packet includes five different types of plants that will help encourage honeybees and other pollinators. Seeds for the following plants are included:

  • Lance-Leaved Coreopsis
  • New England Aster
  • Dense Blazing Star
  • Golden Tickseed
  • Sneezeweed

I was concerned about the Sneezeweed and my spring allergies. Reading a little more about the plant, sneezeweed was commonly dried for medicinal purposes. The process of drying the petals would sometimes cause sneezing. You may not want to make homemade potpourri out of this flower.

All of these plants have beautiful blooms in yellow, purple and red colours. They are hearty plants that thrive in full or partial sun. If you have a garden, you may want to consider planting these flowers near your garden to encourage bees to pollinate your garden. This is a great project for children also.  I will be talking with my daughter a little more about how honeybees pollinate and why they are important both within our ecosystem and to our food source. I do plan to put these flowers away from the places she usually plays, as I want to encourage her to watch the bees but still encourage caution. If you have a balcony, I would encourage you to plant these seeds there. It can be difficult for bees to find food sources as they travel through our neighborhoods, and your balcony flowers might just be the oasis they need. Consider it a rest stop for the bees and some pretty flowers for you.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 8

AR Blue Clean 1700 PSI Pressure Washer Now Only $130 & Free Shipping @ Costco Canada

Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM

AR Blue Clean 1700 PSI Pressure Washer Now Only $130 & Free Shipping @ Costco Canada

Clean your deck, your car and your home with the AR Blue Clean 1700 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. This clean machine has just dropped to a low price of $130, plus ships completely free.

The outside of my condo could use a good cleaning. I tried to use the hose, but the siding is still covered in lots of dirt and salt leftover from the long winter. I live in a condo and my neighbour washed her siding, making mine look even more awful. Do not be fooled, a pressure washer needs some power behind it to be effective. Pressure washers without pressure are essentially a portable garden hose, so you want to consider a model that has a bit of power for home use.

Luckily, Costco Canada has come to my rescue by dropping the price on the AR Blue Clean 1700 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. This pressure washer will have enough power to blast grime and winter away from your yard. This is a lightweight unit weighing in at about 23 lbs includes wheels and a handle designed to go where you need it to go. The nozzle has an adjustable spray, which means you can choose if you need a wide spray or a thin and powerful more direct spray. I personally like using a more direct spray to clean off my daughter’s play structure and blast away all of those hidden spider eggs on the underside. Once you start pressure-washing items in your backyard, you will discover how satisfying it is to watch that dirt blast away. Clean up your fence, blast away your walkways and make your deck luck shiny and new. Your machine will include a one-year warranty, which should help give you peace of mind while you try this machine out. Also, remember Costco’s return policies are amazing if you are at all hesitant to purchase.

I found this exact unit discounted slightly at Amazon Canada for $167.99. Lowes.ca is carrying a Kolbalt model with 1700 psi for $199. This machine at Costco is a great price for the pressure it has.

The reviews on this pressure washer look mixed recently, but looking through the history of all the reviews, most buyers seem happy with this unit and it holds a strong four out of five-star rating. The most common complaints are the length of the hose and that the attachments and connectors are made of plastic instead of something sturdier. Most reviewers agree this unit is perfect for the average residential user. Here is one happy review:

I used other pressure washers and nothing comes close to this unit I bought. For personal and to it use around the house, this is so far the best I have come across. The water does not leak; the wire is long and can reach around the corners. It does a perfect job end of the day.

I had better grab one of these before they are gone. That siding on my house is not going to clean itself!

Image Credit: Farther Along

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 6

June Home & Garden Workshops Completely Free @ Home Depot Canada

Posted by on June 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM

June Home & Garden Workshops Completely Free @ Home Depot Canada

Home Depot has released the schedule for another round of completely free workshops! This month, there is one workshop for kids and three workshops for adults. You must register online in advance to secure your spot at your chosen location.

Build A Load n Go Truck Kids Workshop (Saturday June 13th @ 10am)

If you have a kid who likes toys that move, then you will love this workshop. This workshop is designed for kids ages 4-12 and a caregiver. You will use a hammer and glue to put together this fun truck toy. Sign up now, these kids’ workshops are fun.

Build A Planter Bench (Wednesday June 17th @ 7pm)

This is a workshop designed with women in mind and is part of the Do-It-Herself series. With this workshop, you will assemble a planter bench for your patio or deck. You will learn the tools and types of wood you can use for this project. You will also learn how to fill the planter and suggestions for what to plant inside. This workshop is not available at the following locations:  Trois Rivieres, Victoriaville, Sherbrooke, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu or Granby. Hey Margarita, do you want to take this workshop with me? I signed up at my local for this workshop.

Update Your Countertops and Cabinets (Saturday June 20th @ 10 am)

If you are planning some DIY home renos in your kitchen, this workshop may be just what you need to get you started. Let the specialists teach you about the different types of cabinets, door styles, countertop surfaces and storage options available for your kitchen. You will learn how to measure and choose appropriately sized pieces, and replace hardware on cabinets. Maybe you could add some fun handles made of silverware to your cabinets after this workshop.

Repair A Deck (June 28th @ 1pm)

Does your deck need a facelift? Learn how to put it back in order do basic repairs the correct way. Sure, you could try to repair it yourself, but after attending this workshop, you are sure to know how to make these repairs correctly so they last. Learn how to examine your deck for problems and make basic repairs. Also, learn about what tools you need, tools that Home Depot rents and basic safety precautions.

Sign up for one or all of the workshops at your local Home Depot workshop now. These workshops are a great way to get a jump-start on a home project without shelling out big bucks. I know every time we do a home DIY reno project, we end up at the hardware store multiple times spending money on items we forgot. Learn the basics first and save yourself time and money.

Image Credit: Mike Mozart

(Expiry: 28th June 2015)

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May 24

Costco Canada: $20 Off 4 x 4kg Scotts Supreme Grass Seed – Now $80 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Costco Canada: $20 Off 4 x 4kg Scotts Supreme Grass Seed   Now $80 & Free Shipping

Want a perfect and lush evergreen lawn? Then get ready to put in some work! Luckily, Costco has a pretty fantastic deal on grass seed but only until the end of the day! Usually priced at $99.99, you can currently save $20 on 16kg of Scotts Supreme Grass Seed and get it for just $79.99 with absolutely free shipping.

As it turns out, there is only one day left to this deal, so if you’re in need of grass set, I suggest you jump on it before it expires at 11:59pm tonight.

As I already mentioned, this deal includes free shipping, but keep in mind that you will be receive four bags of 4kg (8.8lbs) each. Plus you can use this grass seed on any part of the lawn as it’s all-purpose and does great in both sunny and shaded areas. It’s also appropriate for over-seeding, lawn repair or even a new lawn.

For the grass experts out there that are interested, this grass seed contains red fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.

At Canadian Tire, I found a similar Scotts grass seed, the Scotts pure premium sun & shade grass seed priced at $14.99 for 1kg. So if you were get 16kg, which is how much Costco’s deal includes, then you would be looking at paying $239.84!

Although I recently bought a tomato plant (after receiving loads of very helpful tips from Kristy, mind you), my thumb couldn’t be further from being green. A couple of weeks ago, when it was still too cold to even consider this, I visited my local Home Depot to see what I could do about my lawn as it’s in a pitiful state. Although I have yet to use it as it’s been pretty chilly here lately, I walked out with a bag of Scotts grass seed. If you want perfect lawn, then this is what you’re going to need but what hardly anyone ever tells you is that there is a lot of watering required, as you can see by this review:

I watered the lawn every morning and evening, non stop for 3 weeks. It takes LOTS of water. On a bright side our lawn looks like a golf course now. We have that thick dark green coverage in front of our house. The grass is equally beautiful on north and south side of the house. This product won’t provide any results without some TLC.

That’s actually the only review this Scotts grass seed has on Costco’s product page, but it’s a 5/5 star one, especially with the pro being that the lawn looks like a gold course. The only con is that it’s: “labour intensive needs lots of watering“, which is really quite understandable.

(Image Credit: Ian T. McFarland)

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 20

Walmart Canada: $100 Off Karcher K2.360 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer – On Clearance $97

Posted by on May 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Walmart Canada: $100 Off Karcher K2.360 1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer   On Clearance $97

Lately, Walmart has had loads of awesome clearance deals and here’s another one on the Karcher K2.360 1600 PSI electric pressure washer. Originally priced as high as $197, it’s now on sale for just $97, which is essentially a 51% discount. Shipping is also free.

This Karcher pressure washer is an electric one, which means that you simply need to plug and use. It has 1600 PSI, which according to Walmart’s description is 30 times stronger than any regular garden hose. The bayonet trigger gun is also equipped with a child safety lock for those of you with trouble making munchkins running around and it even comes with the following:

  • DirtBlaster spray wand
  • Vario Power Spray wand (VPS)
  • Detergent tank that is built-in
  • Car care kit (3 soap pakcs, sponge, brush & rim brush)

Since I don’t know anything about pressure washers, I price compared with other stores to see how much these usually go for. At Canadian Tire, the cheapest one I found is the Simoniz 1600 PSI electric pressure washer priced at $149.99. The Simoniz 1700 PSI is also currently on sale for the same price of $149.99 (reg. $249.99) and the Karcher X-Series 1800 PSI one is on sale for $229.99 (reg. $279.99).

One could argue that paying more means the product will last longer but personally, I would totally get the pressure washer at Walmart. The price is just too awesome compared to those that I found at Canadian Tire and ultimately, as long as it gets the job done is all that matters. In fact, it may only have one review at Walmart but it’s a 5/5 star one:

I have used it on cars, fences, decks, and patios. It is the best you can get and I have used it for everything even SNOWMAKING surprisingly. For the price its awesome.

To be honest, I had no idea what the reviewer meant by “snowmaking” and so naturally, I Googled it. Turns out it’s exactly what it’s sounds like, you can make snow using a pressure washer. Mind blown? Yah me too. Obviously, this won’t work in the upcoming summer months but come this winter, you could be rolling around in even more snow than we typically get — yeaaaah baby! Here’s a YouTube video of home snow making in case you’re interested on how this would work.

(Image Credit: Jo Christian Oterhals)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 18

Amazon Canada: 56% Off Vivere Brazillian Style Double Hammock – Now Just $29.58

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Amazon Canada: 56% Off Vivere Brazillian Style Double Hammock   Now Just $29.58

Want to sway around in a hammock this summer as you sip an iced tea and read a good book? Amazon has an amazing deal on a Vivere Brazillian double hammock: you can get one for just $29.58 right now. It was originally priced at $67.17, which puts it at 56% off! Shipping is free as well.

Once you click over to Amazon’s page, you will see that there are a couple of Vivere products to choose from but the one I’m writing about here is at the very top and is available in two colours: either denim (blue) or regal red. Both of these are double Brazillian hammocks that come with a zippered carrying bag.

Reviews are super positive for this hammock as well. For the denim (blue) one, 9 reviewers gave it a general consensus of 4.9/5 stars, praising it for its long durability and best of all, comfort level. One of the reviewers wrote that he’s actually 6’1″ 330lbs guy who finds it “super comfortable” — his exact words, by the way –, so don’t worry about it seeming too small as it definitely isn’t! Hammocks can be scary contraptions but once you get over your initial fear of either crashing down because of your weight or flipping over, you will see that you have really been missing out on a fabulously relaxing experience all the years that you have gone without one.

In fact, even Amazon’s description of this hammock mentions that is has a 450lbs capacity. That’s actually pretty impressive for a hammock bed that is 95×63″ with a total length of 156″. It also has a 1-year limited warranty, so you can rest assured that if something were to happen to it, that you could contact Vivere for a fix!

I’m definitely also surprised that shipping is free. If you want to hang your hammock between two trees, then make sure to keep an eye on the Vivere tree straps. They’re currently out of stock but only “temporarily” and you never know when they come back in stock. They’re worth getting though if they do because before they went out of stock, they were on sale for $11.34 (reg. $33.99), which is 67% off — an extremely small price to pay for a high comfort level!

If you would prefer a hammock chair instead, then grab the Vivere Brazillian hammock chair one on sale for $38.38 (reg. $89.57). I’m actually quite tempted to get this, though keep in mind that the hooks and spring are sold separately. It would be pretty awesome to use as a peaceful reading nook in the summer — for those of you who don’t have kids that is!

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