Kids

April 16

Mastermind Toys Canada: Free Aquabeads Refill Kit with Aquabeads Kit Purchase

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Mastermind Toys Canada: Free Aquabeads Refill Kit with Aquabeads Kit Purchase

Aquabeads are one of the few trends that have been around for a little while now and are still pretty popular. Right now over at Mastermind Toys, you can get a free Aquabeads refill when you purchase any of the Aquabeads kits.

The refills kits are priced at $11.99 so this is  a nice little freebie to get with your purchase. Since the actual kits start at just $15.99, it is almost like getting double for your money.

The Aquabeads are a fun and easy crafts for kids to do. Simply layout the design and spray with water to create intricate patterns of multi coloured beads. You can create pieces of jewellery like rings, bracelets and necklaces, or even barrettes for your hair.

Each set comes with the beads you will need to make your creations, the tools, the beading pen and anything else you will need.  Once you have made a bunch of creations and have run out of the special beads, you buy the bead refill kits for $11.99 instead of having to buy an entire new starter kit.  This free gift of refills will make it so you can make your designs for a very long time without running out.

Something like this would make a great birthday gift for a little girl. They are all listed for ages 6 years old and up and are pretty popular with the tweens right now so it would be sure to be a hit!

Mastermind Toys offers free shipping for orders of $60 or more.

(Expiry: 20th April 2014)

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April 15

Lovable Labels Coupon: Get $10 Off Orders of $25+

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Lovable Labels Coupon: Get $10 Off Orders of $25+

There is a really great high value coupon code out right now fro Lovable Labels that will save you on your entire order.  Save $10 on all orders of $25 or more for just a few short days.

Click here to shop @ Lovablelabels.ca now

  • Coupon Code: YOLO2014
  • Discount: $10 Off $25+
  • Expiry: 17th April 2014

They are calling this their YOLO Coupon meaning “You Only Label Once”, pretty clever actually!

You can buy packs of labels, make personalized labels or even a few other items, such as personalized accessories, books and notes.  This website is geared towards labels for kids but you can use them for all sort uses such address labels and mason jars or items in your kitchen.

They have some great new Sports Packs for spring and summer to label your sporting equipment and uniforms. The price is $30 regularly but would be just $20 once you enter the coupon code at the checkout.

I also like this The Ultimate Camp Pack that comes with a huge variety of labels for all your camping needs. In this pack you will get labels for shoes, clothing, labels with metal tags, sticker labels, slimline labels and square labels.  It is priced at $44.95 but would be just $34.95 with this coupon code.

I am already thinking ahead for out camping trips this summer because we always seem to loosea lot of items  when we go camping with friends.  This way if the kids clothes are labelled and the kids clothes get all mixed up, we can get them back!

For all of the latest Lovable Labels coupon codes, make sure to stop by the Bargainmoose coupon forum before shopping online.

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April 14

The Children’s Place: Save 20-30% + Clearance Deals and Free Shipping on All Orders Today! (Expired)

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The Childrens Place: Save 20 30% + Clearance Deals and Free Shipping on All Orders Today! (Expired)

Stock up on spring and summer fashions for the kids from The Children’s Place today, you’ll save an extra 20-30% and all orders will ship for free!

Click here to shop kids’ and infants’ apparel at The Children’s Place

  • Coupon Code: DISCOUNT3
  • Discount: 20% off site wide, 25% off orders $60+ or 30% off orders over $75
  • Expiry: 14th April 2014

With the recent shift to warmer weather, this deal comes at a perfect time. I spent this past weekend sorting through my son’s closet and dresser to see what he can still fit into for spring and summer this year…turns out, not much! Now I can load up on new t-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, swimwear and more without having to drag a 5-year-old boy to the mall.

It normally costs $8 per order to ship from The Children’s Place website in Canada, so I like to wait for these free shipping days to get the most for my money. The $8 I save will buy me a couple of pairs of these cute aviator sunglasses (because my son always seems to lose his). And the coupon code will save me 20% on my order no matter how much I spend, 25% if I spend $60+, or 30%, if I manage to find $75 worth of clothing and accessories to buy.

These additional discounts can also be combined with spring sale savings, the extra 40% discount on clearance items, the up to 30% off rain gear, and the up to 20% off swim wear offers currently available. Since my son has recently become obsessed with the Phineas and Ferb cartoons, he’s going to love this Agent P t-shirt, it’s 50% off before the extra discounts are even applied.

The extra discounts and free shipping are only good through today (Monday, April 14). If your items don’t work out, you can return them by mail or at any The Children’s Place store in Canada within 45 days.

Check for more Children’s Place coupons in the forum.

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April 13

Walmart Canada: Hot Wheels Wall Track Just $25 (was $59.95)

Posted by on April 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Hot Wheels Wall Track Just $25 (was $59.95)

Walmart has a great deal for anyone that has little ones that are into cars.  Get a Hot Wheels Roto-Arm Revolution wall track for just $25 when the regular price was $59.95!

My boys are obsessed with Hot Wheels and to be honest so is my husband.  It is one of those brands of toys that you really can never have to many of because there are just so many to choose from.

This particular set is a Hot Wheels Wall Track, which means it can actually go on the wall. I am a little jealous because they didn’t have the wall tracks when I was kid and they are so much fun. It is called the Roto-Arm Revolution track because it  features a motorized lift to move cars up the wall.

It has a bright green claw that grabs a descending vehicle, then the rotating arms lift it up and drop it off on a higher track.  Pretty cool when you think about it!  This set includes one die cast car and safe-for-walls command strips, all for just $25 right now.  I suspect at that price, they will be selling out quick.

Something like this would make a great gift idea for Easter or a birthday.  It suggests it is appropriate for ages 5 years old and older but I have a 3 year old and 4 year old and they have a few of these wall tracks already and love them.

As for the cost of shipping, it will be absolutely free, which is a huge bonus! They still have some left online and select stores have them in store, as well, so you have a few options as to where and how to shop.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 13

Best Buy Canada: Up To 70% Off Baby & Kids Clothes

Posted by on April 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Up To 70% Off Baby & Kids Clothes

Got a fussy baby? Then maybe some new clothes will do the trick. It’s a win-win situation since your child gets new clothes and you get to save up to 70% by shopping at Best Buy!

I could not believe my eyes when I spotted these Boské kids clothes amongst the selection, especially when you consider the original price as they are now 70% off:

Even at full price, the clothes are well worth the purchase because they are made from 100% Peruvian baby alpaca fleece, which is a lighter and stronger material than wool.

Other than that, there is plenty more to pick and save loads on as well with clothes for newborns up to 12 months and from popular brands like Jojo Maman Bebe, Disney, Hello Kitty, Absorba etc. In fact, since shopping ahead is the best way to save big, if your baby will be between 3 and 12 months when the next winter hits, then you could get the Jojo Maman Bebe hooded snowsuit now. Regularly priced at $69.99, you can get it for 40% off at just $41.99.

As usual, don’t forget that Best Buy also offers free shipping on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 17th April 2013)

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April 12

Dickies Canada Promo Code: 70% Off Boys Insulated Bomber Jacket & Bib Overall (Now Just $15 & $18!)

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Dickies Canada Promo Code: 70% Off Boys Insulated Bomber Jacket & Bib Overall (Now Just $15 & $18!)For anyone with boys, here’s an incredible deal from Dickies that you definitely won’t want to miss: with the Dickies code below, you can save 70% off an insulated bomber jacket and insulated bib overalls.

Click here to get the boys insulated hooded bomber jacket @ Dickies.ca now

Click here to get the boys insulated bib overall@ Dickies.ca now

  • Coupon Code: KIDS70
  • Discount: 70% off select boys outerwear
  • Expiry: 17th April 2014

This deal is particularly awesome because once the code has been entered at checkout, these two items come down to the following prices:

  • Hooded bomber: reg. $49.99/ now $15
  • Bib overall: reg. $59.99/ now $18

Both of these items are insulated and come in either brown duck, as illustrated on the banner, or camouflage. Even better is that the overall also features double knee overlays for increased durability, which is particularly useful since, we all knows how rambunctious boys can be!

Since shipping is free on orders over $75, then I definitely suggest you also take advantage of the other promotions going on at Dickies right now such as 25% off painter’s wear, all shorts, and work pants, for which the discount is already reflected in the price. Plus, don’t forget to apply our Bargainmoose exclusive Dickies promo code to save an additional 30% off shorts, although keep in mind that only one code may be applied at a time.

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April 11

Walmart Canada: Radio Flyer Ready To Ride Trike Only $48 (Was $65)

Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Radio Flyer Ready To Ride Trike Only $48 (Was $65)

If you little toddler or preschooler is ready for a bike, a trike is the most fun way to start. Walmart has a fantastic deal on this Radio Flyer Ready to Ride trike, now only $48, was $64.86 and it will ship for free.

When I was young I lived in an apartment building, so I don’t remember having a trike. I do remember having big wheels at school and that was probably my most favourite thing to do. I think I still have the quads from those days pedalling my big wheel.

Radio Flyer is a good name in kid’s bikes and we’ve had three Radio Flyer bikes here and they are good quality, not to mention they look good with their distinctive styling. This bike is red, but they also have the same sale on the pink one. I think the red is much more versatile as a pass-me-down bike for boys or girls.

The byline says that this bikes grows with your child, but no other information is provided, so of course, I researched this for you. What I found was that this bike is a good stable bike, with an adjustable seat that also folds up for easy storage. I only found good reviews for it and it is recommended for kids from age 1 to 3.

During my research, I also price compared and while I only found the exact bike at Radio Flyer, it was $60 US there, and elsewhere similar bikes were $60 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 9

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup: Save on Clothing, Fast Food, Home & Garden & More

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Weekly Printable Coupons Roundup: Save on Clothing, Fast Food, Home & Garden & More

We have a great new group of weekly printable coupons that will save you money on your in store purchases.  This week, you will find coupons that will save you on clothing, food, beauty and more.  Just print them off from the forum and pop them into your wallet to save when you head into the store.

Here are a few of the coupons you will see:

These are just a few of the printable coupons you will find on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. Make sure to check back often so you ca get the most bang from your buck while shopping.

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April 7

How To Save Money on Child Care

Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Save Money on Child Care

Child care or day care is one of the reasons why having children is so expensive and a reason why (other than ridiculously high rents and high mortgages) couples both have to work nowadays to support a dual income.  With child care costing upwards to $800 to $1000 on a monthly basis, per child, it is no wonder that having more children, or even considering having children at all, is something that many couples now worry about.  In fact, the high cost of child care is one reason why many women decide to limit the number of children they would ideally like to have (source: Globe and Mail).

It is estimated that raising a child from infancy to the age of 18 will cost anywhere between $170,000 and $230,000, and it is actually the early years that cost the most due to the high cost of child care (source: Canadian Living).  Although it makes sense that child care is expensive (early childhood development is of utmost importance, especially during the years between age zero to three), it still stings to have to shell out almost half to three quarters of your income to have someone else take care of your child.

Here are some tips and ideas on how you might be able to save money on child care, reducing the stress on the family budget:

Share Child Care with a Friend

I have a friend with whom this strategy worked really well for.  She was able to work part-time the year after her maternity leave through sharing child care with a mom that she met from a baby and new mom group.  She would work while her friend took care of the two children and they would swap on the other days.  This cost them nothing for child care costs.  Considering that very young children often cost more for daycare and there aren’t many daycares that accept very young children, saving $10,000 to $12,000 during the first year after maternity leave really helped them tackle bigger financial goals they had as a family.

The following year, my friend returned to work full-time and had the time beforehand to check for daycare in a more accessible location at a lower rate.  She is now very happy with the low cost of her current daycare and happy she is back at work full-time.

Extended Family 

Although I wouldn’t call it taking advantage of your extended family like this Yahoo article suggests, having your mother or father or your mother-in-law or father-in-law take care of your children can be a win-win scenario for all involved.  In many cases, your parents or parents-in-law who are retired want to be involved in your life and want to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives.  This is a great opportunity for family to practice giving and receiving care.  Your parents or parents-in-law feel like they are appreciated and helpful, and you are able to repay them monetarily or through small gifts like a manicure, trips, or other ways to show you care.  The sense of community you can build with your new family and your family of origin can be amazing.

Don’t Forget about the Tax Credit

Childcare costs can be used as a deduction from income (not as a non-refundable tax credit).  However, mostly it has to be claimed as a deduction from the parent with the lower income.  The website Taxtips.ca has a great run through of how to use and utilize the child care tax credit for your income tax return.  The basic limit of child care costs for children under the age of six years old is $7000 as per the Canada Revenue Agency.

Explore Company Discounts

Forbes suggests that there may be corporations that have nearby childcare centres where they did the dirty work and negotiated discounted rates.  It might be worth it to check with the nearby childcare centres to see if any of them are affiliated with you or your spouse’s work.  Having child care close to work makes it much easier for your lifestyle, a win-win for your employer and your family.

Bargainmoosers, how did you save money on child care and day care?

Photo credit: Government Press Office

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April 7

Chapters Indigo Canada: 20% Off Skip Hop

Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 20% Off Skip Hop

Skip Hop is a super cute brand that carries bedding, backpacks, lunch bags and so much more. This brand is perfect for the toddler and preschooler set, as they’ll look super cool in their owl, monkey and giraffe designs.

With 20% off, now is the time to get that new bedding set for your child’s toddler bed. If I was to do it over, my monkey-loving son would have this 4-piece monkey toddler bedding set. With a big monkey for a pillow plus bananas, leaves and monkeys on the comforter. It also includes the pillow sham and fitted and flat sheets. The flat sheet is also innovative, as it stays in place, so you don’t have to worry about safety while your child sleeps. The comforter is also reversible in case your child has one of those “I don’t want the monkey!” days. Was $69.95, now $55.96.

The zoo packs are very popular and I don’t know which I love better – the stylish fox or the cute dog. Was $24.95, now $19.96.

The Playspot is the perfect way to soften up your hard floors for baby’s back or bum, while they play, without adding some gaudy plastic mats or character-themed rug. These are stylish mats in a variety of complementary colours and you’ll save $18 on them right now. Was $79.95, now $63.96.

Chapters offers free shipping on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 14th April 2014)

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April 7

Mastermind Toys: Free Calico Family with Cozy Cottage Purchase

Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Mastermind Toys: Free Calico Family with Cozy Cottage Purchase

There is a great deal happening right now at Mastermind toys that will get you a free gift with your purchase.  Get a free Calico Critters Family with purchase of the Cozy Cottage set.

To take advantage of this deal, you must add the Cozy Cottage set to your cart. It is priced at $59.95 and includes a cottage plus over 10 furniture pieces and accessories including a Bell Hopscotch Rabbit Critter, a bed with cute matching sheets, a round table with chairs, a kitchen counter with sink and oven range, a movable ladder for easy access to each floor, cookware, and yummy-looking pretend food. Once you have added it to your cart, you will get the option to choose a free Calico Critter Family.

There are 15 different families to chose from and all of them are different cute animals.  Each family includes a mo, a dad, and two babies making this free gift a set of four. They are all valued at $26.99 so this is a great freebie to get. Once you add the family you would like to your cart, the price will go from $26.99 to Free!

Mastermind Toys offers free shipping for orders of $60 or more. Since the price of the cottage is just a few cents shy of $60, I would add a small item to my cart to get the free shipping as well.

(Expiry: 27th April 2014)

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April 5

Children’s Place Coupon Code: Save 25% & Up to 40% Off Site Wide

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Childrens Place Coupon Code: Save 25% & Up to 40% Off Site Wide

This weekend only, there is a great new coupon code out for The Children’s Place that will save you on your entire order.  Save an additional 25% on everything site wide with this promo code at the checkout.

Click here to shop @ Thechildrensplace.com now

  • Coupon Code: OFFER3
  • Discount: 25% Off Everything
  • Expiry: 7th April 2014

There is no minimum spend required to use this coupon and you can use it on everything including the great sales they have on right now.

They already have basically the entire store on sale right now with their huge Spring Sale so this additional 25% off is just icing on the cake. You will find clothing and accessories up to 40% off the regular prices already.

Here are a few of the deals you will see this weekend:

  • Rainy day items up to 30% off
  • Jeggings 40% off
  • Cargos 40% off
  • Shorts under $18
  • Basic denim under $15
  • Extra 40% off spring clearance

There is a flat rate shipping fee of $8 for all orders.

You will find this and all other Children’s Place coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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April 4

Mexx Canada Promo: $20 Off Regularly Priced Kids Merchandise Over $75

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Mexx Canada Promo: $20 Off Regularly Priced Kids Merchandise Over $75

Sure, your little one(s) may outgrow their clothes faster than you can blink but it doesn’t mean that you can’t still get them quality apparel, especially since Mexx Canada just launched their “Spend and Save Event”. Use the Mexx coupon code below to save $20 off orders over $75 of regularly priced kids merchandise.

Click here to shop the Spend and Save Event @ Mexx.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 75GET20
  • Discount: $20 off $75+
  • Expiry: 9th April 2014

Just in time for summer, there is plenty to choose from during Mexx’s promotion. For girls, this denim romper is beyond cute! Regularly priced at $39.95, it’s made entirely from cotton and comes with a lovely peach belt. With that same belt and a similar look, I also found these cotton denim pants for the same price.

And though summer may be right around the corner, we’re not there yet and a coat is still much needed. In fact, this adorable pink raincoat would look even better if paired with the short floral rain boots. While the coat is $79.95, the boots are just $29.95.

As for boys, on top of a large selection of unique tees, my top picks would be the swim trunks at $24.95 along with this $26.95 baby romper with a kangaroo collar. The romper is the kind of outfit that is sure to generate even more “awwwh“s than average!

As usual, shipping s free on all purchases over $75.

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April 2

Mastermind Toys: 60% Off Web Only Toy Deals

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Mastermind Toys: 60% Off Web Only Toy Deals

Mastermind Toys Canada always has great deals to take advantage of but this time they are pretty incredible.  They have a section of their Outlet are that has all their items 60% off the regular prices.

I am always on the hunt for great toy deals because I like to buy Christmas gifts and birthday gifts year round.  This way I get things when they are at the lowest price and I am not scrambling when the big event is fast approaching. Deals like this where everything is 60% off the regular price are the perfect place to check first.

Here are a few of the great deals I found:

All of these deal are exclusive to online only so you will not find them in stores.  Some of them are discontinued and all are a final sale with no returns unless the item was defected or not working. For many of the items, it will be the last chance to get them at Mastermind Toys.

As for the cost of shipping, most purchases of $60 or more will get free shipping.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 31

The Children’s Place Coupon: Save 25%-30%

Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM

The Childrens Place Coupon: Save 25% 30%

Not only does The Children’s Place  have a fantastic store wide sale, they also have a coupon code out that will save you even more money.  Save an additional 25% on everything site wide or save 30% on all orders of $75  or more.

Click here to shop @ Thechildrensplace.com now

  • Coupon Code: SAVINGS3
  • Discount: 25% Off Everything or 30% Off $75+
  • Expiry: 1st April 2014

You can use this coupon on both sale priced items and regular priced items, which is great because they have a pretty incredible store wide sale right now.  Save between 30%- 50% on almost everything store wide.  That is before the additional savings with this coupon code.

To give you an idea of some of the savings, here is a little breakdown:

  • Rain items 40% off
  • Dressy items 30% off
  • Spring sale items additional 40% off

This will apply to boys, girls and baby clothing of all sizes.  Basically anything you add to your cart will already be discounted and then you will save an additional 25% or 30% off depending on the total at the checkout.

As another bonus, you will also get free shipping with this coupon code as well when you spend the $75 limit.  If you are spending less than that, you will need to spend at least $50 to get free shipping on your order.

You will find this and all other Children’s Place coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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