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January 18

Up To 56% Off South Shore Furniture Bookcases @ Amazon

Posted by on January 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Up To 56% Off South Shore Furniture Bookcases @ Amazon
I’ve always loved reading and I still do, though I don’t have nearly as much time to dedicate to it as I once did. I was a very early reader and remember toting around my John Grisham tomes in grade three. I love my e-reader but nothing beats a real book so I have a ton of them and have always liked organizing and displaying them. They can also be great for general storage along with some nice baskets; or for picture frames and collections of all sorts. I found a few great deals on different sizes and colours of bookcases at Amazon Canada and thought I’d share them in case you’re in need of some new shelves! Most notably, the South Shore Furniture Axess Collection 3-Shelf Bookcase in Chocolate is 56% off at just $58.98.

I’ve got a few South Shore Furniture pieces, including a headboard and storage shelf unit — and while it’s obviously not hardwood, hand-made, boutique stuff — I find the quality quite good. Every time I’ve seen reviews for any of their products they’ve been overwhelmingly positive. It’s pretty good, sturdy stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 2

123Ink Cartridges: Pantum Wireless Printer Was $115 | Now $40 & Exclusive Free Shipping

Posted by on October 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

123Ink Cartridges: Pantum Wireless Printer Was $115 | Now $40 & Exclusive Free Shipping

Need a cheap printer for printing out school work and maps from the net? I found a hot deal on the Pantum P2500W monochrome wireless printer at 123InkCartridges. Regularly $114.99, they sell it for $39.99 and we’ve got an exclusive coupon code that will get you free shipping on this item. Use the coupon code PANTUMOOSE to save the $4.95 shipping charge on this item.

As my kids get older, they have to start doing assignments on the computer and then print them out and hand them in. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 9

8 Fun & Frugal Projects To Create Out Of Crayons

Posted by on August 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Fun & Frugal Projects To Create Out Of Crayons

With back to school shopping in full swing now, I could not help but ogle the lovely boxes of pens, pencils and crayons at the store the other day. I used to buy the giant teacher packs of crayons and it always took me to a happy place to open up a gigantic box. With so many packs of crayons starting to go on sale, it is a great time to make a few DIY projects with crayons as the focus. The next time you catch crayons at a fab price, throw a few extra packs in your cart so you can make one of these fun and easy projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 9

$70 Off Milbrook Mesh Mid-Back Task Chair – Only $50 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 9, 2015 at 12:23 PM

$70 Off Milbrook Mesh Mid Back Task Chair   Only $50 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy (EXPIRED)

Today only at best Buy Canada, the Milbrook Mesh Mid-Back Task Chair is on sale from $119.99 down to $49.99. This is a perfect low-profile chair that would work well for the home office or as a desk chair for your child when they do their homework.

These task chairs come in a bunch of fun colours including black, white, teal, pink, and purple. They are a great way to save your back while working on the computer from home. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 4

8 Awesome Projects To Make Using Sharpies

Posted by on August 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM

8 Awesome Projects To Make Using Sharpies

Lately, I have found myself looking for DIY projects that have a quick turnaround time or a bigger impact.  If are too are looking for inexpensive projects that pop, you should check out this roundup of awesome projects to make with Sharpie markers. Sharpies can be found at many office supply stores and most major retailers. They come in a variety of colours, and also are available with several different tip widths. These markers are permanent but are also inexpensive which make them fantastic for projects. If you make a mistake while drawing with your Sharpie you can remove the ink from some surfaces such as porcelain by using rubbing alcohol.

Painted Wine Bottles With Sharpie Designs Read the rest of this entry »

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July 20

20lb. Multi-Purpose Copy Paper Only $3! (500 Sheets) @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on July 20, 2015 at 8:02 AM

20lb. Multi Purpose Copy Paper Only $3! (500 Sheets) @ Walmart.ca

Do you need some paper to stock up for back to school? Check out the @theOFFICE Multi-Purpose Copy Paper on sale at Walmart Canada today. Originally costing $4.73, you can pick up a ream of this paper which includes 500 sheets for only $3.

School projects are coming and you need to have your printer stocked and ready. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9

Grand Crayon Coupon Code: Exclusive $10 Off $20

Posted by on July 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Grand Crayon Coupon Code: Exclusive $10 Off $20

I love coupons where you don’t have to spend a ton to get the discount. Today we’ve managed to score you a $10 off $20 exclusive coupon for Grand Crayon. You can use this coupon on sale items or regular items, whatever you choose! Grand Crayon is an office supply store, much like Staples, with free shipping on $45.

Click here to shop @ Grandcrayon.ca now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE10
  • Discount: $10 off $20
  • Expiry: 31st July 2015

I found some hot sale items that would work wonderfully pairing with this coupon. If you are looking to get organized for the fall rush, check out this Rolodex Expressions mesh wall file. I definitely need one of these (or a few) for my office to keep all of my paperwork organized. I could also use it in my mudroom to keep the kid’s paperwork sorted as it comes in so I’m not wondering where that field trip form went the day before the kids are going. Regularly $29.76 and on sale for $24.99, after coupon, you’ll get this wall file for only $14.99. Checking around the web, I see that Staples sells this exact wall file for $25.61.

Another great deal that I found was on these Quartet Enduraglide dry erase markers. I know that my kids now use dry erase markers at school and sometimes the teachers like it if the kids have their own. There are 12 in the pack, so you could definitely split it between the kids. Of course, if you have an office, these are invaluable there too. Already a hot deal at the sale price of $17.99, these are regularly $30.20. Buy two packs and pay a total of $25.98. That’s about one dollar per marker. Staples also sells these dry erase markers for $35.56. Two packs from them would cost you over $70.

If you don’t make your way up to $45 to get free shipping, you’ll pay $9.99. I think adding something to your cart will be best in this case with the shipping this high!

Photo credit: John Watson

Grand Crayon Coupon Code: Exclusive $10 Off $20

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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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May 25

Amazon Canada: Brother Wireless Colour Inkjet All-In-One Printer Was $180 | Now $70 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Amazon Canada: Brother Wireless Colour Inkjet All In One Printer Was $180 | Now $70 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Amazon’s got a hot deal today only, if you are looking for a new printer. Get the Brother wireless colour inkjet all-in-one with scanner, copier, fax and printer for only $69.99, with a regular price of $179.99. This deal ends in 19 hours from right now, so buy, share and do a silent fist pump.

I’ve been really meaning to get my own printer for my home office. I actually don’t even have a printer connected to my computer so if I need anything printed, I will email my husband to print it for me, which is a complete pain. For $70, I can stop that hassle!

There are so many features available for this printer like:

  • fast print speeds
  • a compact size
  • wireless assistant
  • touchscreen display
  • web applications
  • two-sided printing
  • Ink Save mode
  • two-sided printing

There are quite a few reviews for this printer, with the majority giving it a five-star rating. Reviewers liked that the cartridges really held their value and lasted quite a while, as compared to other printer brands. They also said it was quick and easy to configure.

Comparable prices from other stores aren’t quite as comparable. Brother.ca sells this for $179.99. Besides that, I only see this printer selling in the States, for upwards of about $150 USD.

I see that this exact printer was on sale for $80 a few months ago, so another $10 drop is always sweet.

I was going to tell you about Amazon’s second deal of the day, another Brother printer, until I realized that it is the same printer. I’m not sure if this is just a mistake or if they have two spots set up for different delivery, but you can click either link to add this item to your cart.

Because your order is over $99, you are going to get free shipping on this printer. I really can’t see going wrong on this deal. This might also make a great printer for your child heading off to university in the fall, or into high school and you are tired of them using all your ink and clogging up your printer!

(Expiry: 25th May 2015)

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May 19

(Half Price) Mesh Multifunction Task Chair Now Only $100 & Free Shipping @ Staples.ca

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM

(Half Price) Mesh Multifunction Task Chair Now Only $100 & Free Shipping @ Staples.ca

Add a little comfort to your workspace with the Mesh Multifunction Task Chair. This office chair was $199.91 but now is only $99.95. You also meet the minimum for completely free shipping with this purchase.

I do not have a dedicated office space currently in my home, but I should. I have noticed lately that sitting at my kitchen table to work is not a good solution for my back. I have been trying to compensate with a support pillow against my spine, but I am getting to the point where I need to give in and buy an office chair.

The price on this Mesh Multifunction Task Chair is a looking great. This chair has a thick padded seat and a mesh back giving you a little breathability. On this seat, you can adjust both the height and the tilt so the chair is set to a comfortable position. The arms are also adjustable for optimum comfort. On the bottom are casters intended to glide across the carpet. It also has a one-year warranty included.

$10 off $100 Extra Coupon Code

Anna mentioned yesterday in her blog post about the HP LaserJet Pro that anyone on the Staples Canada e-mailing list received a $10 off $100 coupon in their e-mail on the 13th May 2015. If you do not have one of these codes we have seven codes to gift. Leave us a note in the comments and we will e-mail you a code. Do not wait if you want this code, it expires today (19th May 2015)! Anyone else who has a coupon code they are not using, feel free to post it in the comments so others can score this deal. You will need to add a small filler to use this coupon code. I recommend the 10 Pack Staples Lead Pencil for $0.96. alternatively, we have a special coupon link for $10 off $100 here too.

Price Comparison

No one is carrying this exact model of chair, I think it is exclusive to Staples.ca. I looked at some comparable office chairs and here is what I found. At BestBuy.ca, the cheapest mesh back office chair I could find was the Mesh Back Contemporary Office Chair for $139.99. On Amazon.ca, I found the Lorell Executive Mid-back Work Chair on sale for $154.66. Over at Costco.ca, you could pick up the comparable Pro-Line II Deluxe Air Grid Back Ergonomic Office Chair for $189.99.


The reviews on this chair over at Staples are looking great. The chair carries a four out of five-star rating and currently 77 people have left a review. I think this chair has been a part of the Staples product line for a while now, as the reviews go as far back as 2011. There are plenty of current reviews. Here is one from the past few months.

(Half Price) Mesh Multifunction Task Chair Now Only $100 & Free Shipping @ Staples.ca

If you need a new office chair, this deal is a solid purchase. I need to consider relieving that back pain and giving myself a little more support too. Jump on this deal now, we have not seen a deal on this chair this good in quite a while.

(Expiry: 2nd June 2015)

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April 27

Staples Canada: 10% Off Toner & Additional $20 off $100

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Staples Canada: 10% Off Toner & Additional $20 off $100

Staples has a great deal on right now that will get you all stocked up on toner. First, they’ve got 10% off HP, Canon and Brother toner cartridges. Then, when you get your items into the cart, you can click the links below to get yourself a unique coupon code that will get you an additional $20 off your $100 purchase.

Click here to shop the toner sale @ Staples.ca now

Click here to get your coupon for $20 off $100 on toners

Because there are so many different types of toner depending on your printer, I can’t go and list the deductions you’ll get for each one. I will find a few and give you some price comparisons though, because it is nice to see what you will really be saving.

Just a regular everyday toner cartridge like the HP 98A black toner, this item is regularly $173.50 at Staples. That is already a lower price than the competitors I found it selling at. Now, add an extra 10% off, bringing it down to $156.15. Then, add your unique coupon code above, which brings the total down to $136.15 including shipping.

As a price comparison for this cartridge, I found this exact one at Costco for $169.99, Canada Computers for $179.99, and at HP for $187.99. You are saving a minimum of $30 on this item alone.

If you do have a few toners you’d like to buy, you might be best to do separate orders, as you only get the one $20 coupon off.

Don’t get fooled like I did, and think that this sale is on all ink for your printer. This sale is only on toners and not inks, which means it is only for laser printers. Considering I don’t even have my own printer and my husband buys the ink for his, I had no idea there was actually a difference. This is what happens when you don’t work outside your home for over ten years!

Because you’ll be spending over $100, your shipping will be free on this Staples purchase.

Photo credit: Suzanne Cezanne

(Expiry: 3rd May 2015)

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April 26

Lowe’s Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum – Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Lowes Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum   Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Need a new vacuum? Here’s a hot deal on the Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong vacuum. At Lowe’s, you can currently get it for just $69, which is $160 off its original price of $229 — that’s a whopping 70% off! Shipping is free as well.

The Bissell 48K2C vacuum is the kind that simply follows you around or more specifically: “cleans along”. Lowes Canada: 70% Off Bissell 48K2C CleanAlong Vacuum   Was $229 | Now Just $69 (& Free Shipping!)

Personally, I much prefer those kind of vacuums as opposed to the upright ones as there is no risk of it falling on you when you’re on your hands and knees trying to vacuum a tight corner. I have an upright one that is due for an upgrade and it constantly falls over whenever I’m trying to use one of the attachments to vacuum tricky spots — very annoying!

For those of you who are tall or have tall significant others who typically do all of the vacuuming, the Bissel is also really cool in that its height can be adjusted. It also has plenty of other very neat features like:

  • full bag indicator
  • tools may be easily stored on the on board wand
  • comes with crevice tool for tights spots
  • includes upholstery tool for fabric, drapes & cushions
  • comes with dusting brush

Great on both bare floors and carpets, this vacuum also has a variable suction control! I’m not entirely sure in what kind of situations this would be most useful for considering that personally, I like having the most suction possible but it could perhaps be used on a delicate carpet that could easily be ruined by too much suction.

It also has an automatic cord rewind, which is always a major plus. Having to constantly unwind and wind the cord back up is never fun.

There are no reviews for this handy vacuum on the Lowe’s site but on Amazon, where it’s currently on sale for $130.84 (reg. $199.99), it has a total rating for 4/5 stars with 8 customer reviews. Nearly all of the reviewers praised this Bissell vacuum for its strong suction and its many functions. Plus, many of those also stated that they wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family!

Rona, on the other hand, has this same vacuum for as much as $189!

(Image Credit: Meme Center)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 23

Modern Furniture: Union Square Office Chair Was $340 | Now $247 & Free Shipping With Exclusive Coupon

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Modern Furniture: Union Square Office Chair Was $340 | Now $247 & Free Shipping With Exclusive Coupon

I just happened upon the store ModernFurniture.ca the other day. I was seriously pleasantly surprised with the gorgeous furniture they have and my mind went to “I want all the things” mode immediately. I am designing a home office for myself and have decided I want it to be modern and industrial in style. This Union Square office chair will fit perfectly within that style. It was great to see that it was on sale from $339, down to $257. It was even better when I found out we have an exclusive coupon code that gets me another $10 off, so I’m only paying $247 for this gorgeous chair. Use the coupon code BARGAINMOOSE to see your $10 discount on any item from Modern Furniture.

While this might not be a chair I’d want to work in all day, it looks really good with antique metal accents and a solid wood frame. This one is white, but the natural is also on sale, from $389, down to $359.55 with coupon added.

Lowe’s carries this chair in antique black or natural for $450. Bay Design carries it for $407 in the black. Those are the only Canadian retailers where I see it for sale. Other than those, Amazon.com carries the white for $308.45 USD. The price at Modern Furniture far beats out everyone else.

There are other clearance deals to be had, and this coupon is applicable to anything on the site. Because they have free shipping on orders over $50, you could do separate orders to make the most of the coupon and still get free shipping. We have had this coupon for a while, but we haven’t mentioned it to you yet and I think you deserve to know about this great site.

I am also eying up this Boudiur chest, which would so gorgeous in a dining room or even in my kitchen. Regularly $889, you’ll get it for $627.

You can see all of the deals here, with up to 50% off a large number of categories including art and lighting as well.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
April 20

Staples Canada: Royal Sovereign 8-Sheet Personal Micro Cut Shredder Was $170 | Now $70

Posted by on April 20, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Staples Canada: Royal Sovereign 8 Sheet Personal Micro Cut Shredder Was $170 | Now $70

Now that tax time is over, you might have a bunch of documents you want to get rid of. You don’t want to throw them in the garbage and definitely not in the recycling, as your personal information is all over them. What do you do? You shred them. With prices as low as $69.99, regularly $169.99, how can you not ensure your personal safety with a Royal Sovereign 8-sheet capacity personal micro cut shredder from Staples?

Shredding eight sheets at a time is so handy, otherwise you really could be sitting there for hours. Your documents shred into teeny tiny micro pieces so there is no chance of pasting those bits back to together. The waste bin is large so you don’t have to change it very often as well.

As soon as you put the paper into the machine, it starts shredding and stops when it is done and there is an auto reverse in case of paper jam.

Just to show you the deal that this is, I found this exact model at Home Depot selling for more than Staples original price of $170, selling for $199. Walmart also sells it for much more than regular price, now at $239, but it is out of stock.

This item will also ship for free. I don’t see any reviews I can tell you about, but what can you say about a shredder? Shreds up my pieces quite nicely?

As luck would have it, Staples also has individual coupons right now, which could potentially reduce your costs on this purchase. What I mean by individual coupons is that you’ll have to follow the links on that coupon page to get yourself to a page where you can request to be sent an individual coupon. They have a save $20 on $150 in office supplies, which could potentially be used on this shredder (and some other items with a total of $150). Otherwise, you could use the $20 off $100 using Visa checkout as well. If you don’t feel like spending more to save more, this deal stands up on its own as it is.

Photo credit: Sh4rp_i

(Expiry: 26th April 2015)

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April 9

Staples Canada: $20 off $100 with Visa Checkout (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Staples Canada: $20 off $100 with Visa Checkout (EXPIRED)

We have a new Staples Canada promotion for you – and it is just lovely! Receive $20 off your order of $100 or more when you pay with Visa Checkout.

Visa checkout is a ‘digital wallet’ service akin to Paypal Canada. We have seen a few Visa Checkout promotions before from the likes of Cineplex and from Newegg. The instructions are simple:

  • Your cart must total $100 or more before taxes
  • Choose Visa Checkout as your checkout option
  • Sign up via the ‘create account’ button if you have not already
  • Complete your purchase (pay with a Visa card)

You only need to sign up for an account once – so if you signed up for an account with the Cineplex offer or with the Newegg offer, then you can skip that step. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

There is always going to be a bit of fine print. This deal cannot be used to buy postage stamps, downloadable software or services, computer rentals, self-serve copying, gift cards, phone cards, getaway packages, or Bose products. The last one hurts because I am dying to buy a Bose speaker!

The deals centre is a great place to start looking. This Five Star Style Poly Binder, 1.5″ was $6.99 and is now on sale for just $1. Pick up all the binders your kids will ever need for school all in one purchase.

I live by a heater all winter and into the spring. This Honeywell® Whole-Room Ceramic-Core Comfort Heater looks like a gorgeous unit for warming my entire living room! Originally $89.96, the heater is now on sale for $67.47. I price compared this heater at Amazon Canada where it retails for $79.99. Not only are you getting a better price on the unit, you will save further money with the $20 off $100 offer via Visa checkout.

I could not find this CyberpowerPC V3 Voltair 800-1800 RPM CPU Cooling Fan at many other places, but it looks to be a good deal. Originally $139.99, the cooling fan is on sale for $69.99. I did find it at a US store for around $95 CDN – but shipping and duties would certainly jack that price up.

There are many great deals like this throughout the Staples Canada website. As the $20 off $100 deal necessitates you spend over $45, shipping to your home will also be free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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