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September 9

Canadian Freebie: Free U2 – Songs of Innocence Album @ iTunes

Posted by on September 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Canadian Freebie: Free U2   Songs of Innocence Album @ iTunes

You just got an entire album for free from the rock gods U2. Seriously. You just have to go find it. Today, U2 released their Songs of Innocence Album on iTunes and it is free to anyone who has iTunes or an iOS device (which probably means you have iTunes).

I say you already have the album because it has been secretly downloaded to your iTunes if you have opened your iTunes app today. If you have not, then do so. When you click through the link above it will take you to the album (make sure you click ‘view this in iTunes’) and it will say purchased. That is because it is already in your fingers.

How to find the free album you just received:

  1. Go to your music on your iPhone or in iTunes
  2. Search for “Songs of Innocence” or find U2 in the artists list.
  3. The album is sitting on Apple’s Cloud
  4. Click the little arrow on the cloud icon to download the album from the cloud

You now have your brand new U2 album for free complete with 11 amazing songs. Did I mention free?

This is a wicked deal in my books because I am a music lover! I enjoy hearing good music, no matter what genre it is in. Thus, I am looking forward to listening to this brand new album from U2. I am only familiar with some of their older stuff, thus I am curious how their sound has changed over the years. With or Without You is one of my favourite songs from them.

According to screen shots from Apple’s iPhone 6 press release earlier, it appears that this offer will be available till the 13th of October. I am not sure if that means you only have to sign in to your iTunes by then or if you need to download it from your Cloud as well. I would download it from the Cloud just to be sure.

(Expiry: 13th October 2014)

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August 7

iTunes Store: Order & Chaos Online Now Free (Was $6.99)

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

iTunes Store: Order & Chaos Online Now Free (Was $6.99)

There was just a price drop from $6.99 down to free on the popular MMORPG Order & Chaos Online.

I have no idea how long this deal is going to last, so if it dies before you get it: sorry. However, the price drop only happened around midnight so I assume that it will at least be a 24-hour deal. You should be good until Thursday night (we can hope).

So what is this game? It is a well loved and high rated MMORPG you can play on your iPhone or iPad. It features advanced character creation so you can design your own hero and enter into a huge fantasy world with people around the world. The game has:

  • 5 races: Elves, Humans, Orcs, Undead, and Mendels
  • Over 2,500 skills
  • Over 5,000 pieces of equipment to discover
  • Over 1,200 quests

You can create up to four different characters to play. Pretty much this game is so awesome it will rock your socks off. While the newest version has not had any reviews, across all versions there have been over 3,000 reviews. Here is what some of the players have said:

This game is worth 60$ let alone 6.99, keep the epic updates!

This one of the most awesomest games I ever played… It is awesome that u can play a real MORPG on a such small device… This game is the best…

By far the best RPG game I’ve ever played.

So many people love this game. Now, there is in game content that you can buy but you do not have to buy it to play the game. I have not played this game myself, but from the reviews it seems to be a pretty big hit. Even if this is not your typical game style, for free you really cannot go wrong. I think the graphics are also good and the addition of mounts really piques my interest.

The new version released on the 6th includes these sweet updates and more:

  • PvP mode where teamwork far outweighs individual strength.
  • Capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to your base to score.
  • Take on 2v2 or 4v4 challenges.
  • Join a league of legendary warriors and earn Honor Points based on your team performance.

Get in on all this gaming action for free!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 23

iTunes: iDisplay Universal App Now $1.99 (Was $9.99)

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM

iTunes: iDisplay Universal App Now $1.99 (Was $9.99)

The app iDisplay allows you to turn your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad into an additional display for your Windows or Mac computer. The app just dropped from $9.99 down to $1.99 at iTunes.

Apple is being a royal pain and won’t let me deeplink to the preview so just search for iDisplay in iTunes. It is by SHAPE GmbH.

Why you need this app: Hello, external monitor on a touchscreen device? This is wicked! I would love to turn my iPad into an additional monitor for my laptop because it becomes an interactive wireless display and takes computing to a whole new level. This app lets you move objects, draw, and control playback of what is on your desktop. You can also zoom and pan your desktop on the iOS device, connect multiple devices to one computer (Mac), customize your display settings for each secondary display, and more.

There are a lot more features if you use this with a Mac computer, as to be expected. I am just thrilled it even has Windows compatibility. To use the app with your computer you will need to download the iDisplay Desktop version (free) from here.

This app is so cool I just had to blog about it when I saw it drop in price to something I was willing to pay. Depending on version, the app usually bounces around in price from $6 to $10 and lately it has been on the higher end of that. So $2 is a fantastic bargain for this application.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 20

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

Posted by on April 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

I don’t often blog about app deals on iTunes but I felt this one had a lot of merit. Pick up the App Ascendancy for iOS Universal for absolutely free at iTunes right now. Usually it costs $6.99 so you will want to jump on this sweet freebie while it lasts.

I have not played this game so a lot of what I am going to be telling you is what I have gleaned from reviews and what other websites have written about this game. It is a space colonization game where you can play one of 21 alien races out there colonizing the universe, taking over planets, and battling ships. Pretty awesome right? Here is a rundown:

Create and control a space colonizing civilization. Manage your planets, research new technologies, design ships, explore small, medium, or massive galaxies, engage in combat, conduct detailed and nuanced diplomacy, and discover the cosmos. Once your people venture to the stars, they will encounter exotic spacefaring life forms.

It is averaging a four star rating both on the current version and across all versions of the game which is pretty great. Reviews for the most part have all been positive and people are really pleased with the game. In case you are unfamiliar with the ‘iOS universal’ term, it means that the game is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 28

Future Shop Canada: Save on iTunes Cards (In Store)

Posted by on February 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Future Shop Canada: Save on iTunes Cards (In Store)

Future Shop is offering a couple really nice deals on iTunes cards and multi-packs. This is an in store deal only so might want to drop by Future Shop this weekend to save some dough.

There are three deals being offered this weekend. You can view the three deals online but you can only buy them in person.

First off, get the iTunes $60 Multipack Card for only $51. You save $9 on the pack. This is a four pack of $15 cards so they are great to split up and give as birthday gifts to your friends or thank you gifts.

Secondly, you can get the iTunes $50 Card for just $42.50. You save $7.50. This is only one card so you won’t be splitting this baby up. Makes a pretty nice gift for yourself or for a loved one. Lastly, you can also get this iTunes $100 Card for just $85. You save $15 on the deal. This is also a singular card and makes one impressive gift if you are looking to really spoil someone who buys a lot on iTunes.

The last time the $100 iTunes card went on sale my husband bought it for me and I have to say I was shocked and pretty darn excited. It is a wonderful gift to receive!

(Expiry: 6th March 2014)

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February 10

Plex App for iOS: Only $1.99 (Save $3)

Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Plex App for iOS: Only $1.99 (Save $3)

Master your home media setup with the Plex app for iOS from Apple iTunes!

Plex, at it’s core, is a program to set up a DLNA server. Basically that means that you can install it on a computer and the media on that computer can be shared out to other DLNA enabled devices like other computers, PS3, Roku, etc… Depending on which model you have you can even stream video, audio or photos directly to your TV. Plex will also add cover art and proper titles to your movies and songs so if you acquired them completely legally and they came with weird names, you no longer have to go in a rename them all, Plex figures out what it is for you. Check out Plex for more details.

The Plex app is what let’s you watch stuff from your Plex server on your phone or tablet. It also lets you stream stuff from ‘Plex Channels’ like Revision3, Discovery TestTube, TWiT and a bunch of others. It’s all stuff you can get online but it just makes it easier and brings it all in to one place.

The Plex server is free so they make their money off of selling premium subscriptions and selling the app. That’s why it’s normally so expensive at $4.99. Right now you get the app for only $1.99. It’s a great opportunity to try a great service and make managing your media library just a bit easier.

(Expires: Unknown)

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January 14

Canadian Freebie: Large Hot Beverage From 7-Eleven

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Canadian Freebie: Large Hot Beverage From 7 Eleven

Brrrr…..it’s cold outside! Warm up with a FREE large hot beverage from 7-Eleven!

Getting your free beverage is easy – all you have to do is download the 7-Eleven App. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod, go to the App Store. Have an Android device? Head over to the Google Play Store. After you install the App, you will be asked to create an account and then sign in.

After your account is created, tap on the green money symbol ($) at the top of the screen. This is where you will find any available coupons or deals available at 7-Eleven. Click on the “Free Large Hot Beverage” option, and then when you’re ready to pick up your beverage, click on “Redeem Offer”. Make sure you’re close to a 7-Eleven, because after you click on “Redeem Offer”, you only have 15 minutes to get your hot drink!

Along with your free beverage offer, you will find other great deals at participating locations. Some of these deals include:

  • Buy any $25 Facebook Game Card, and get a FREE 1/4 lb. Big Bite, and a FREE Medium Slurpee
  • Buy one Aero bar and get one for FREE
  • Save $1 when you buy two Karma Waters
  • Buy one Taquito and get one for FREE
  • Buy one large hot beverage and get one for FREE

You can also see other daily deals, as well as a list of all of the nearest 7-Eleven locations. If you’re not a big 7-Eleven fan, just uninstall the App after you receive your free beverage. Enjoy!

(Expiry: 31st March 2014)

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January 1

iTunes App Store: Rayman Jungle Run iOS Game for Free (Was $3)

Posted by on January 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

iTunes App Store: Rayman Jungle Run iOS Game for Free (Was $3)

Rayman is back in this awesome platformer for your iOS device!

This deal has me jealous. That’s an emotion I don’t often feel as an Android guy because, I mean, come on, I’m an Android guy. Right? Right. But this one has me jealous. Rayman Jungle Run is one of the top mobile games out there. It’s a bit older now so it’s not in the spotlight or anything but I did notice it recently when I was looking for another Ubisoft game.

I always notice Rayman though because Rayman is awesome. I remember playing Rayman way, way back when it came out in like 1995. That’s almost 20 years ago!! I feel so old. But a new breed of gamers are learning to love Rayman as much as I did with Rayman Origins on handheld, Rayman Legends on console and of course Rayman Jungle Run and Rayman Fiesta Run on mobile platforms.

The whole reason I’m jealous of the iOS crowd is that you can get it on your iPhone or iPad for free and I’m still stuck paying $2.99 like a sucker! Oh well, eventually I’m sure we’ll get a sale but until then, enjoy saving $2.99 you iOS jerks!

I love you all very, very much.

(Expires: Unknown)

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December 23

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

You may be scrambling right now, wondering what you are going to gift someone for Christmas. Well, I’m here to help and give you 7 gift ideas you can get and give right now!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Wayspa gift certificates are the perfect way to say I love you. And you can get them right now, right into your inbox, your loved one’s inbox or at your printer. Simply print and gift.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Amazon gift cards are like giving someone whatever they want since Amazon has pretty much everything. You can buy and print right away or email your gift card right to the recipient. You can even buy them Christmas morning!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

iTunes gift cards give your beloved the gift of music, apps, movies and more. You can get them at so many stores like Best Buy or

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a gamer on your list, check out Steam, where you can get games for PC, Mac or Linux. They have a number of great deals every day and are having a huge holiday sale on right now.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a reader on your list, why not get a digital subscription of their favourite magazine, or better yet one of your favourites for them to try? Zinio has a huge selection of digital magazines like National Geographic, Star and Oprah.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

And if your reader isn’t all that interested in magazines and loves books, Kobo books is a great place to start for a gift idea. You can give them an e-book or an e-gift card that can be sent today or on a future date.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Vouchers for events or dining or travel are always a welcome gift. Check out WagJag for a variety of voucher ideas, which you could print and give. One example is a snowshoe and wine tasting tour, which is offered on WagJag right now at an affordable price too.

Banner photo credit: Ashraf Saleh

Bargainmoosers, do you have any last minute gift ideas?

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December 20

iTunes Canada: 12 Days Of Christmas Freebies

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

iTunes Canada: 12 Days Of Christmas Freebies

iTunes has a special treat for you, with 12 days of Christmas freebies of music, apps, books, songs, films and more.

Starting December 26th, once you’ve downloaded the app to your Apple device (iPhone, iPad), each day you will be offered a free gift for download. It doesn’t say that you can use this app on your Apple computer or Macbook, but I was able to download the app to my Mac computer through iTunes, so this is something I’d like to know!

You don’t have to wait until December 26th to download the app either, as it says there are three days until the first gift (which makes the first gift available on Monday). I also saw that for the people who have downloaded it early, they received a free song from Lorde. It pays to download this early and watch for surprise gifts.

(Expiry: 6th January 2013)

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December 19

Walmart Canada: HOT! Boxing Day Deal $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $39

Posted by on December 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Walmart Canada: HOT! Boxing Day Deal $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $39

There are some great Boxing Day deals already coming in and here is another one for Walmart Canada. In-store only on December 26th, you will be able to get a $50 gift card for iTunes for just $39!

I know we did a Walmart flyer blog post earlier, but I feel this deal should be highlighted on its own – for those of you brave enough to be queuing at Walmart on Boxing Day morning that is.  Basically you will be saving 22% on the cost of an iTunes gift card which is pretty incredible.

iTunes was a popular item on a few people’s list that I had to buy for this year. You can use them on your computer, iPods, tablets and smart phones and more now. I actually had it on my list as well. I have a couple of birthdays to buy for in January and February and this is the perfect gift to grab for the music lovers on my list!

There is a limited number of gift cards for each store so these gift cards will most likely run out pretty fast.

(Expiry: 26th December 2013)

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November 17

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: iTunes $60 Multipack For $55

Posted by on November 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: iTunes $60 Multipack For $55

This is an ongoing in-store-only deal at Best Buy Canada and at Future Shop Canada. You can always pop into your local store and pick this deal up. Get an iTunes $60 Multipack for only $55. I wanted to blog about it now because it is especially salient, as the holidays are approaching and people get lost for gift ideas. That saves you $5 off the retail value of the cards!

What I like best about this deal is that the pack includes four $15 iTunes cards. You can split the cards among up to four family members and/or friends. Get or make a nice holiday card, and put a $15 iTunes card in it. An iTunes card is always appreciated and will always be used to purchase new music, games, and apps. If you are on a tight budget or do not know what to get someone, it is the perfect gift idea that gives them the freedom to choose, and you still are giving them something nice.

(Expiry: Ongoing)

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September 4

Future Shop Canada: $48 For $60 In iTunes Cards (In Store)

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Future Shop Canada: $48 For $60 In iTunes Cards (In Store)

So this is an in-store only deal but a really great one in my view point. Pay only $48 for a four-pack of $15 iTunes cards which equals $60. You save $12, which is 20%.

I find these deals mega useful! I buy all my music on iTunes and have been known to download a TV series or two on iTunes, like Sherlock (OMG I LOVE IT!) and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I also buy the occasional app on there too. I find it so useful to buy iTunes cards when they are on sale and load them onto my account. It means that when I make a purchase I am essentially saving 20% off the price of whatever I am buying. If I am buying an app or an album on sale the savings are even better, of course.

Do make sure they give you the discount when you checkout! The last time my husband bought me an iTunes card (at London Drugs but that doesn’t really matter) the advertisements for the sale price were like two feet from the till and they still rang through the card at full price. So just double check when you pay. It always pays to check.

(Expiry: 5th September 2013)

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August 2

iTunes Canada: Greatest Hit Albums Only $6.99

Posted by on August 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

iTunes Canada: Greatest Hit Albums Only $6.99

iTunes Canada has a nice deal on greatest hit albums. These albums are on sale for only $6.99 each for this weekend only.

Select from these ten albums:

I have to go old-fashioned on this one: I am mostly interested in the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac and Journey, both fabulous bands of their time. I have heard really good things about Radiohead though, and might check their greatest hits out as a good way to get introduced to a new-to-me band.

(Expiry: 4th August 2013)

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June 18

Roots & iTunes Canada: Free Bundle Of 10 Canadian Songs

Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Roots & iTunes Canada: Free Bundle Of 10 Canadian Songs

I am totally loving this freebie from Roots Canada and iTunes Canada. Get a bundle of ten songs from Canadian artists for free! You get a unique code through the link below and then click the “Get it free on iTunes” to auto-redeem your code and automatically start downloading your free music pack.

You will get these ten songs:

  • Wait Up For You – The Belle Game
  • Age of Empires – Dan Griffin
  • Taking It All In – Dylan Murray
  • Out of the Woods – Justin Rutledge
  • Off the Main Drag – Leif Vollebekk
  • Inner Mini-Mississippi – Snowblink
  • Wild Country – Wake Owl
  • Summer Vibe – Walk Off the Earth
  • Bad Dream – Wildlife
  • Sufferin’ Suckatash – Woodpigeon

So far I have listened to two and a half of these songs while writing this post, and I have to say Summer Vibe by Walk Off the Earth is so far my favourite.

(Expiry: 16th July 2013)

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