Kids

May 26

Save 68%! Girls Swim Cover-Up Was $30 | Now $10 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Save 68%! Girls Swim Cover Up Was $30 | Now $10 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place

Pick up a stylish swim cover-up today at the Children’s Place for your little girl. This cute cover-up was $29.95 and is on sale for $11.69. Add the coupon code SHOP3 and the price drops to only $9.86. Best of all, there is free shipping  today only.

The Children’s Place is having another of their fantastic deal days, so I started browsing the clearance section to see what I could find. My little girl can be a fashionista, so I know I need to help her pick a stylish swim cover-up for this summer. I like this cute version at the Children’s Place in a soft and breezy cotton. This cover-up is available in purple with a cute detail near the neckline or white with a full flower print down the front. It has an elasticized waist and spaghetti straps at the top for a quick and easy change at the pool. All sizes between extra small (size four) and extra-large (size fourteen) are currently available. That white cover-up should easily match any swimsuit, and the purple colour would be cute with many different swimsuit options.

I noticed there are two reviews for this cover-up. Both seem very happy with the purchase. Here is the more detailed review.

My daughter is 6yrs. I bought med 7/8 in both colors, fits good with room to grow and allows for shrinkage. A little big out of the package but does shrink to a better fit in this size, but not bad. Minimal progressive shrinking in cold/cold, if any. (Purple) slight color fading, puff graphics are very bright and still holding up. Fabric is light and thin, but does its job quite nicely.

It sounds like this lady has thought a lot about this cover-up and it is meeting her expectations. I would probably purchase this a size up from what my daughter is currently wearing.

If you are looking for other items to throw in your cart, the Belted Mesh Dress for girls is very cute. This dress was $44.95 and is on sale for $17.95. With the coupon code, you can snag a cute dress for only $14.96. This dress is available in all sizes for girls between size 4 and size 14. If you like to dress sisters or best friends in the same outfit, this dress would be a great option for some sweet photos.

Free shipping is only good for today. If you see something you like, buy it now! The best items never stick around long in the clearance rack at The Children’s Place.

(Expiry: 26th May 2015)

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May 25

East Side Mario’s Coupon: Free Mini Mario Meal

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM

East Side Marios Coupon: Free Mini Mario Meal

Head into East Side Mario’s this week with this printable coupon and you’ll be able to feed your little rugrats for free. For every meal you buy (with a minimum price of $13.95), you’ll get a free Mario Mini Meal, valued at $5, or $5 off a $10 meal.

This coupon is valid for dine-in only and is not valid on tables with more than 10 children. That means the Duggars are out of luck. For someone like me, with three children, I find that kid’s meals can still be too large for my younger kids, so they share one anyway. I could take my kids out this week and just pay for my husband and I to eat and the kids will eat free.

The kids also have to be 12 and under.

I like taking the kids to East Side Mario’s because I find it loud there, so my kids loud talking, fighting and whining about when the food will come is oblivious to the other diners. There is also quite a bit on the menu that they like, because all of my kids will actually eat pasta.

Mario meals are cool because they include quite a bit:

  • meal
  • drink
  • dessert
  • activity book with crayons
  • toy

While I wouldn’t say their menu is stellar cuisine, there are options on there you know kids will eat, like dino buddies, pogos, pizza, grilled cheese soldiers and more. The dessert is your choice of a brownie or three mini ice cream cones. What I like about the mini ice cream cones is that I can steal one! I’m usually too full for dessert but it gives me that little bit of sweetness after dinner.

The coupon expires on Sunday and usually these coupons will say Sunday to Thursday only, but this one doesn’t. That means you can actually go out on a Friday or Saturday night and get a kids eat free deal. Tuesday all kids meals are already $2, so you might not want to go that night, as that is a great deal in itself as well. They also have some very cool drinks that kids will love and I remember liking going there as a kid because of the drinks. Maybe I still go there for that reason East Side Marios Coupon: Free Mini Mario Meal

(Expiry: 31st May 2015)

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May 25

Chapters Indigo Canada: timi & leslie Kate 7-Piece Diaper Bag Was $180 | Now $128 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Chapters Indigo Canada: timi & leslie Kate 7 Piece Diaper Bag Was $180 | Now $128 & Free Shipping

Get the “it” diaper bag at Chapters Indigo this week! Get $20 off the timi & leslie diaper bags, plus another 20% when you use Visa Checkout. The one I found the most intriguing is the Kate 7-piece bag, which was $180, on sale for $160 and with Visa Checkout will come to $128. You’ll of course get free shipping as your order is over $25.

Here’s something I didn’t know: you don’t need Visa to check out with Visa Checkout! You can use other forms of payment like MasterCard and American Express. I hadn’t realized this and was dismissing all these deals because I have a MasterCard and not a Visa and I don’t want you to lose out like I may have! This means that as long as you are using a credit card, you’ll get this extra 20% off using Visa Checkout!

Now, let me tell you about these diaper bags. This is no ordinary bag. It is incredibly stylish, so you don’t feel like you are sacrificing style because you’ve got to carry diapers, bottles, snacks and everything else that comes with a child under four years old. But, instead of just carrying a purse or another favourite bag, it is also practical for carrying baby’s items, so it is much more intuitive than your coach bag. One of those features is a water-resistant lining, which means when that sippy cup spills, you won’t be wrecking your bag. It also has an insulated bottle tote, so you can warm that bottle and keep it warm inside the bag. A zippered sac makes sure those poop-splosions don’t get on your personal items. It also has stroller straps so you don’t have to lug it around, especially when you know you’ll be pushing a stroller while carrying a screaming bag. It’s true, it happens.

I priced around for this Kate bag and I found this deal at Chapters Indigo by far beats the competition. Amazon sells a great number of timi & leslie bags and Chapters Indigo has them beat on every bag. The Kate bag, while a different colour than what Chapters Indigo sells, sells for $179.99.

Charlie could also be a popular bag with its simple, but gorgeous style. Regularly $170, on sale for $150, you’ll get it for $120. Amazon sells that bag for $169.99. There are two colours available at Chapters Indigo.

What’s great about these bags is that you don’t just have one or two styles to choose from, there are a number of styles for every different person’s look and feel. You could even get two if the mood strikes so that you have a different look, like one light colour and one darker colour.

If you need another reason as to why to buy these bags, check out this video on how cool they are!

(Expiry: 1st June 2015)

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May 22

(73% Off!) Home Depot Canada: $2436 Off Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set – Now $929 + $199 Shipping

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

(73% Off!) Home Depot Canada: $2436 Off Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set   Now $929 + $199 Shipping

Have you been looking for the ultimate play thing for your kids? At Home Depot, the Playstar Great Escape Ready To Assemble Gold Play Set was originally priced as high as $3365 but is now on sale for just $929, which is a nearly 73% discount. Shipping is $199.

Oh man, if I had the budget and the yard space for this play set, I would totally get it right now! You won’t find it at your local Home Depot store as it’s only sold online and though it’s on backorder, you can still purchase it right now and the estimated ship time is 10-16 days.

The Playstar Great Escape play set features all of the following activities:

  • spiral tube slide
  • adventure tunnel
  • climbing wall
  • monkey bars
  • finished lowered deck
  • rock wall
  • climbing robe
  • telescope
  • play handles
  • bronco rider
  • swing
  • gym rings

Plus, it even has a clubhouse and a picnic table! So, even though shipping is $199, I say it’s worth it because it will be delivered straight to your door and you won’t have to worry about lugging all the pieces around. Chances are that if you were to buy it in-stores, you would need to rent truck, so at least it saves that headache!

Even though the initial “regular” price has probably been upped to make it seem like a more shocking deal than it is, there’s no debating that it’s still an awesome offer from Home Depot. I had a look around and found the Playstar Super Star build it yourself silver play set on sale for $899 (reg. $2100). Yes, it’s slightly cheaper and shipping is only $99 but, and here’s the real kicker, you need to supply all of your own lumber, whereas for the gold one, all the pieces come pre-cut and ready to assemble.

What’s funny is that for the build it yourself one, it even says: “build yourself and save”, which could perhaps hold true if we compare the regular prices of the play set but when you think about its current sale price vis-a-vis the built one but it just goes to prove even more just how awesome of a deal the gold one is and this, even with the shipping fee.

It will probably take a couple of days to assemble but at least you won’t have to worry about buying all the lumber and cutting it yourself. The boards on this set are all marked for easy identification and assembly.

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May 21

Mastermind Toys Warehouse Sale: Save Up To 60% Off Select Toys

Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Mastermind Toys Warehouse Sale: Save Up To 60% Off Select Toys

Mastermind Toys has a great warehouse sale right now where you can save up to 60% off a large selection of toys. If you are looking for educational, interactive, or creative play toys then you need to check out this sale.

I love a good toy sale. It is even better when the toys are nice quality toys that inspire lots of creative play in my kid. The discounts do not generally go this high at Mastermind Toys, we usually see closer to 40% off when they are having a sale. Seeing discounts up to 50% and 60% off is amazing.

I would start by considering the Beep Beep Rocket. This interactive rocket was $54.95 but is now only $21.98. I have seen this toy before. It is a super cute playset, which includes a large rocket, an astronaut and a space vehicle. The astronaut can head into the laboratory to conduct experiments or go down into the hold.  The rocket comes complete with sounds and lights that countdown to blast off. I can see a little kid having a lot of fun flying this rocket around.

Have you ever been in a store at a museum or zoo and saw animal puppets in the gift store that are amazingly realistic for a plush toy? Having worked in several museums in the past, I can almost guarantee it was a Folkmanis brand puppet. Folkmanis is one of the leaders in educational puppets. Check out the Folkmanis African Set of 4 Mini Finger Puppets. These puppets were $31.99 but are now only $12.80. You could stash these in your purse for your next trip to the zoo, and you have already purchased your souvenir. These quality and lifelike puppets will get a lot of play time.

Brooke mentioned to me that her son loves playing with the AquaPlay Sand and Water Castle 372 Set. This set was $49.99, but you can grab it now for $20. This is the perfect set to throw in the sandbox or sand and water table. Your kid will have hours of fun too stacking the pieces, pouring water down the ramp, or molding their own sandcastle from the pieces. This is a great construction set for outdoor play.

Another great buy is the Groovy Girl Dolls. These soft dolls were $19.99 but are now marked down to $9.99 each. There is five styles of dolls to choose between, plus a few accessories on sale. I have bought Groovy Girl Dolls several times as birthday gifts, and they are always favourites. The dolls are soft bodied and each has quite a bit of style. Pick up a few so they have friends for your next tea party.

You will receive up to a $15 shipping credit automatically at Mastermind Toys if you spend over $60.  If you spend under $60, standard shipping will vary based on the item you buy and your location. Use the shipping calculator to see the fee for your location. I put a few items in my cart and shipping was $7.28 to Quebec.

Grab your favourite toys now! Educational and well-made toys tend to go on sale much less often than other toys. Now is the time to pounce and stash away toys for that next birthday, or just treat your favourite kid`.

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 18

Save 68%! Girls Ruched Leggings Were $16.95 Now $5.44 & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Save 68%! Girls Ruched Leggings Were $16.95 Now $5.44 & Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place Canada (EXPIRED)

Over at The Children’s Place Canada, you can grab some leggings at a great deal for your favourite little girls. The Girls Ruched Leggings were $16.95 but are on sale for $6.40. Use a coupon code and the price drops to $5.44. Even better, The Children’s Place has free shipping with no minimum today!  Yahoo!

The Children’s Place is always one of my stops for clothing for my daughter. I love the bright colours and sunny prints that stand out against my daughters light hair. Right now is a great time to stock up on an essential for little girls, solid coloured leggings. These leggings pair with everything. I like that they are ruched at the ankles to give them a little bit of style. You can pick these leggings up in the following colours and sizes.

  • Banana: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • Purple: Extra Small only
  • Indigo: Extra Small, Small, Medium
  • Pink: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
  • Turquoise:  Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large

My little girl loves carrying a purse just like me. If your little girl is the same, you may want to buy the Girls Quilted Crossbody Bag for your little girl. This cute quilted purse was $14.95 and is on sale for $5.60. Apply the coupon code and the price drops to only $4.76.

For boys, you can pick up a super cute plaid shirt. You can choose between the Plaid Shirt in Caddy Pink and the Plaid Shirt in Edge Blue. Both of the shirts were $24.95 but you can pick either one up on sale for $9.60. Add the coupon code and the price drops to $8.16. I am not sure why they call the first shirt Caddy Pink, as the shirt is more of a blue with pink accent stripes in the plaid pattern. Both shirts look sharp and are long sleeve button down shirts. Here is the sizing available for both shirts.

  • Caddy Pink: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • Edge Blue: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large

I am not sure what the difference between the plaid shirt and the oxford plaid shirt is, but the boys Plaid Oxford Shirt is also on sale. It has a fun red, white and blue pattern in the plaid. This shirt was $24.95, is on sale for $9.60, but with the coupon code you can pick it up for only $8.16.

Bargainmoosers, what deals are you grabbing today at The Children’s Place? Let me know what items you pick up in the comments section!

(Expiry: 18th May 2015)

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May 15

25% Off All Orders Under $51 With Exclusive Coupon Code @ StickerYou

Posted by on May 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM

25% Off All Orders Under $51 With Exclusive Coupon Code @ StickerYou

Do you need some organization in your life? Check out this exclusive coupon code from StickerYou. You can save 25% on any order that is under $51 including labels to help keep your home and your kids organized, or just to make the perfect gift or favour.

Click here to buy custom labels @ StickerYou now

  • Coupon Code: BARGAINMOOSE25
  • Discount: 25% off all orders under $51
  • Expiry: 25th May 2015

Premade labels are handy and even better when they stand up to the rough and tough stuff kids throw at them.  Check out all of the great labels you can buy over here at StickerYou. My first thought with a young child always goes to labels for kids clothing.  I checked out Large Clothing Labels that are 60 labels per sheet. These labels were $16.99 USD for a single sheet but with our exclusive coupon code, you will pay only $12.74 USD for a single sheet. Compare that to Mabel’s Labels where you will spend $21 CAD for the Tagmate clothing labels.

They have some super cute designs including owls, Lego, dinosaurs, dump truck, princess, cupcakes, ninja turtles and more. StickerYou even allows you to choose whether you want a page of custom designed prints or all the same label so you can mix and match if you want. I like being able to fully customize, but would probably choose to use the quick wizard to produce a bunch of labels all in the same theme.

I also notice that StickerYou carries many neat products for both organizing your house and throwing a great party. For example, check out these fun Candy Labels. These labels were $9.99, but with our coupon code is only $7.49 USD. These would be cute for a wedding, baby shower, graduation party or just for handing out the best teacher gifts at the end of the year. These labels would help make quick and easy gifts or favours.

I also really need these Home Labels Medium Labels for my kitchen. My flour, sugar, and other canisters could certainly use an update and I am tired of trying to distinguish the different. These labels are $9.99 per sheet but with our coupon code is only $7.49 USD. I like the fancy shaped home labels also on the same page but the medium have 27 per page and the fancy labels only have eight.  You can choose how many labels per sheet you receive based on what size label you need.

Shipping is only $3.99 USD for one or two pages of labels. If you order more than that, shipping goes up to $5.99 for three to five pages and is on a tiered system after that. This company does ship from Canada, so there is no concern over duties and fees. Taxes are calculated right in your order though everything is calculated in USD.

I think StickerYou has so many great options for labels. Right now is the perfect time to pick some up with the end of the year parties, summer camps starting and wedding season all in full swing. Go check out these cute labels out for yourself.

(Expiry: 25th May 2015)

25% Off All Orders Under $51 With Exclusive Coupon Code @ StickerYou

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May 12

Carters OshKosh Canada: 25% Off Swim Shop PLUS Extra 15% off PLUS Free Shipping!

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Carters OshKosh Canada: 25% Off Swim Shop PLUS Extra 15% off PLUS Free Shipping!

Get ready for your kids to spend their summer in swim gear with this amazing deal from Carters OshKosh! First, they’ve got 25% off their entire swim shop. Second, once you buy something from the swim shop, your entire order will ship for free, saving you that $8 flat fee. Third, we still have that awesome exclusive coupon code that you can add on top of your order for another 15% off. Sweetness!

My kids have already been out in the sprinkler for weeks now actually. While I love summer, the only thing I don’t like is them traipsing through the house all wet and then leaving their sopping wet suit on their bedroom floor. But, they have so much fun, I am never able to say no. This also means I need to stock up on swimwear as they pretty much live in their bathing suits from May to September.

Carters OshKosh is probably my favourite store to shop for kid’s clothing – they are very affordable (especially when hot deals like this come along) and I find the clothing cute and durable.

During this sale, its not just the bathing suits on sale, but also rashguards, hats, hooded towels, sunglasses and flip flops.

The flip flops like these Carter’s striped flip flops are regularly $6, but on sale for only $4. Add them to your cart with the coupon code and get them for just $3.40. Interesting enough, the shipping is not free with this purchase. I think you need to purchase a bathing suit to get the free shipping, but these items are still 25% off anyway.

The little girl’s bathing suits are just so cute. I like that the styles are a little more covered up lately, as kids just don’t need that entire body sun exposure. This Carter’s 2-piece anchor and stripe set was $25, on sale for $18.75, but in the cart comes down to $15.94, with the free shipping on top. I also love that Carters Oskkosh gives you ideas of what other items would go along well with the bathing suit.

I have to mention how super cute the hooded towels are! My kids have a few hooded towels and I love them, especially for after swimming when they are cold from head to toe. This elephant hooded towel is made from soft velour and is a gorgeous colour. Regularly $12, on sale for $7.99, and comes down to $6.79 with our exclusive coupon.

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May 10

Just $5.95 For 5 Dr. Seuss & Friends Books + 2 FREE Books + Free Shipping @ EarlyMoments.com ($54 Value) *HOT!*

Posted by on May 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Just $5.95 For 5 Dr. Seuss & Friends Books + 2 FREE Books + Free Shipping @ EarlyMoments.com ($54 Value) *HOT!*

Early Elements has an fantastic offer on Dr. Seuss & His Friends books and you better not miss it! We have no idea when it expires (or if it ever will) but right now, you can get 5 Dr. Seuss & His Friends books for just $5.95, along with 2 bonus books and absolutely free shipping!

There is no truer quote than this one from Dr. Seuss:

The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more place you’ll go.

Reading is such a vital of a child’s development and while building an extensive library of books for your child to enjoy is amazing, it can also end up costing a pretty penny. This deal from Early Moments is actually pretty amazing because on top of the following five books, you will also get two bonus ones:

  • Go, Dog, Go!
  • Ten Apple up on Top!
  • The Tooth Book
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo!
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • (Bonus) Dr. Seuss Activity Book
  • (Bonus) Dr. Seuss Stickers

I have to be honest that upon first stumbling upon this deal, I didn’t think that it was that awesome. After price comparing with Chapters Indigo, however, I can tell you 100% that it’s worth taking advantage of and in fact, it’s a super hot deal! At Chapters Indigo, four of the five (excluding the bonus Dr. Seuss books) are the following prices (I have included links for you to check out for yourself as well):

The Tooth Book is only available for purchase used but I found a hardcover version at Amazon.ca for $12.63. This means that if you were to get all five of these books are Chapters and Amazon, then you would be looking at either a $56.34 price tag or $54.16 with Plum.

The free shipping offer definitely pushes this deal over the moon as well!

Important Information

Keep in mind that by signing up to get this deal, you will also be subscribed to receive 3 new books every month. If you like the books that you receive, then they will cost $5.99 per book, along with a minimal shipping and handling fee. If you don’t like the books, then you can always return them. Whether you choose to remain subscribed to the program or not, you could always cancel your membership after you receive the initial 5 books (with the bonus 2 books) to avoid any additional fees.

(Image Credit: Denise Krebs)

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May 9

Walmart Canada: 50% Off Minnie’s Bike Ride – Now $15

Posted by on May 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Walmart Canada: 50% Off Minnies Bike Ride   Now $15

Does your little one adore Minnie Mouse? Then she’s going to adore her bike ride even more! It’s available in either a regular bike ride form or in a fashion ride one. Plus, you will adore it too because it’s 50% off at Walmart and can be had for just $15 right now. It was originally $29.94.

Both of these come with the following pieces:

  • Minnie figure
  • Figaro the cat figure
  • 1 bicycle
  • 2 different outfits
  • 1 helmet

In the case of the fashion ride, it also comes with a removable bow and shoes.

As for a price comparison, I found the original bike ride on sale for $39.99 (reg. $68.14) at Amazon.ca and the fashion one priced at $24.99 at Toys R Us. The Amazon one is a particular big price difference but both of these are certainly worth getting at Walmart notwithstanding!

Both of these Minnie rides have near perfect reviews, but here’s a review for the regular bike ride:

I got this to go with other Minnie Mouse figures I already had so our granddaughters would have more to do with the Minnie Mouse figures than simply change their clothes. I already had the little car and wanted another vehicle so the car wouldn’t be fought over.

In reviewing the fashion ride, a happy customer even stated that: “Fisher Price toys are practically indestructible” in reference to the fact that her granddaughter could play with this set around a number of boys her age without fear of it breaking! Whether boys are around or not, this is nevertheless a very reassuring fact as toys and things in general seem to be made cheaper nowadays. A couple of other reviewers also stated that their 2-year olds loved this set but that’s up to you to judge if you have a young one, considering that this set is supposed to be perfect for kids ages from 3 to 5.

Shipping is only free on orders over $50, but you could either pick it up in stores for free or grab it at your local Canada Post at no extra charge as well.

(Image Credit: cafetricot)

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May 7

Free May Home & Garden Workshops @ Home Depot Canada

Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Free May Home & Garden Workshops @ Home Depot Canada

New free workshops are available at Home Depot Canada! Every month Home Depot hosts a series of workshops that can help you improve your home and learn some new skills. This month three workshops, including one workshop for kids, is available. The focus this month is spring projects. You must register online to attend these free workshops.

Build A Picket Fence Frame Kids Workshop (Saturday May 9th)

My daughter has taken one of these workshops with her dad, and it was a great way for the two of them to bond. Build a picket fence frame with a hammer, small nails and wood glue. Best of all, leave the mess at the store and take home your project. If you have never tried one of the kid’s workshops, it is a fun day out. Kid’s workshops are for ages four to twelve.

Build a Vertical Garden (Wednesday May 20th)

This workshop is right up my alley as I love to garden. With this workshop, you learn how to build a vertical container garden. You will build a frame for your garden, learn about annual and perennial plants and talk about the basics of tending a vegetable garden. Your thumb will surely look greener by the time you leave. If you do not have a backyard, a container garden can easily be installed on a balcony. This workshop is part of the Do-It-Herself series for women.

Build A Deck (Sunday May 24th)

Here is a project that some of you may be eyeing for your own backyard. Building a deck seems simple enough until you are knee high in nails and boards. In this workshop, you will discuss safety procedures that you should consider for this project. You will also learn how to install a joist, install decking and name all of the parts of a deck. As I had to look up the term joist to make sure I was correct that it involved the support beams, I think I should attend this workshop myself. There is a note that this workshop is not available at the Cambie location.

I cannot speak to the quality of the home workshops, as I have never taken one for adults. What I can say is it can be useful to ask questions before you start a big project and to have someone guide you through the basics if you are not a construction pro. If you are considering starting one of these projects, you could potentially save yourself some money by learning the basics first.

Image Credit: Sarah G

(Expiry: 24th May 2015)

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May 4

Old Navy: 40% Off Kids Clothing & Extra 30% Off Coupon Code (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Old Navy: 40% Off Kids Clothing & Extra 30% Off Coupon Code (EXPIRED)

Old Navy Canada is 40% off all Kids and Baby clothing. Combine this sale with their 30% off coupon code for amazing deals on new children’s clothing.

Click here to shop @ Old Navy Canada

  • Coupon Code: VACAY
  • Discount: 30% off
  • Expiry: 4th May 2015

You can only take advantage of this combined deal today – so get right on it! This coupon excludes everyday steal items and hot deals. That gets a bit frustrating after a while, as there are so many of them. Essentially, you are looking for clothing with no ‘yellow text’ under the prices.

These Patterned Poplin Shorts for Baby are on sale from $12.94 down to $7.50. There are several colours to choose from. Sizes range from 12 months up to 5T. After coupon code, these shorts come down to $5.25 per pair. These are just adorable shorts for summer but they would get dirty easily because of the white background. I could see a lot of baking soda and vinegar or bleach being required to keep these looking new.

These cute little Crochet Tanks for Baby are discounted from $14.95 down to $8.50. After coupon code, you will pay just $5.95 for the top. These almost look like mini dresses and would probably be cute with just a pair of opaque tights on underneath. The top comes in a cool multi-colour (blues) and a warm multi-colour (pinks).

Three colours of the Pocket Tees for Baby are on sale from $8.95 down to $4. Choose from White, Reef History of Time, or Gray Heather. The shirts come down to just $2.80 after coupon code. Most sizes are still in stock. Other colours start at a bit higher price ($5) but are still a great deal.

Are you enrolling your children in swimming lessons? Perhaps you want to hang out at the beach or the pool this summer. Pick up a pair of Shark-Print Swim Trunks for your young swimmer. Originally $14.94, they are now on sale for $8.75. After coupon, pay just $6.12. There are other prints to choose from but this one was my favourite. I really like sharks!

As per usual, you receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more. This coupon code can also be used at Banana Republic for 35% off today. For this and future Old Navy coupon codes, please visit our forum.

Thank you to Mooser Sabrina for alerting us to this deal!

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May 4

LEGO Store: Free Koala with Monthly Mini Model Build

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

LEGO Store: Free Koala with Monthly Mini Model Build

Who here loves LEGO? Even better, who here loves FREE LEGO? I do! The LEGO Store is offering another mini model freebie this month at their Mini Model Build in store. On Tuesday, May 5th (tomorrow) your child can build a beautiful Koala made of LEGO and take it home too!

The upcoming Mini Model Build begins in store on May 5th at 5 PM while quantities last (or until the store closes). I suspect that quantities will run out before the store closes. There is one free model per child and these models are not for sale – they cannot be purchased apart from this event. Essentially, your child is getting his or her hands on a rare LEGO model that no one else will have.

The event is open to children ages 6 up to 14 only. I am not sure if you have to prove the age of your child, but this is something to keep in mind. While some 5 year-old children may miss out, I think this is an amazing freebie from LEGO. Giving out free LEGO to children is generous – especially when they do this each month.

Now, there are not LEGO stores in every city. In fact, there are only nine stores across Canada. As many Moosers noted the last time that I blogged this deal, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as the Maritimes and Territories are pretty much left out.  Here is a full list of Canadian stores:

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

Vancouver Island (where I live) is left out as well. However, this list is a far cry better than the way it used to be. I remember when Edmonton did not even have a LEGO store and I remember when the store first opened in Chinook Centre (Calgary). Many of these stores are new so I encourage our lovely Moosers to patronize them and encourage LEGO to expand to more cities in Canada.

LEGO has always been one of my favourite toys and I enjoy playing with it to this day. I think it is a great toy for kids and really encourages creativity.

(Expiry: 5th May 2015)

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April 29

Puma Poly Fleece Jacket Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Puma

Posted by on April 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Puma Poly Fleece Jacket Was $70 | Now $28 & Free Shipping @ Puma

Grab the slim and sleek Puma Poly Fleece jacket today available in grey. This jacket was $70 USD but is currently on sale for only $28 USD.

It is finally springtime here in Canada, which means most days you still need a lighter jacket most days as the weather transitions. I am spending a lot of time out in my backyard right now, so I need whatever I am wearing to be durable and stand up to my abuse. Right now, I have my eye on the Poly Fleece Jacket over at Puma that is now on sale 60% off.

No matter how you choose to stay active, whether it is sports, outdoor exploring or just walking the dog, you need a good lightweight fleece jacket in your wardrobe. Fleece can be warm and stands up to wind quite nicely. Fleece also wicks away moisture very well, which makes it perfect for a true athlete who may get a little sweaty. I like to throw a light fleece jacket like this in with me when I go camping, as sometimes in the evening it can be a bit chilly. Fleece layers easily, making it a good choice for hiking when you are going in and out of the sun and shade. This particular jacket is close to the body so you retain a more feminine look.  Sizing is looking good. You can pick one up in extra-small, small, medium, large or extra-large. This price is only available for the grey jacket, which should match almost everything.

Price Comparison

I was not able to find this jacket anywhere else in Canada. A sport-style fleece jacket is generally going to cost you between $60 and $130. For example over at MEC.ca the MEC Ruby jacket is available for $99. Over at Live Out There, the Columbia Fleece jacket is $59.99.

Shipping & Fees

Puma is offering free shipping to Canada right now for a limited amount of time. Puma does ship from the US, but any taxes and duties are calculated in your cart. The only downside is the price is in USD so you will be subject to the exchange rate. I checked and right now, we are looking at $1.21 to every dollar, but that can fluctuate throughout the day. You can check the rate before you buy. I watch that exchange rate pretty close, and it is looking better for Canadians compared to what it was a few weeks ago.

Need another reason to shop? I cannot resist the Steeple All Over Glitter Kids Sneakers. These cute pink and glittery shoes were $58.50 USD but are now $28.50. These shoes are darling in the pink colour and you know your little girls feet are supported as she runs and plays.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 28

How To Save Money By Hosting A Clothing Swap

Posted by on April 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How To Save Money By Hosting A Clothing Swap

With spring and summer fast approaching, I found myself starting to sort through some of my clothes. I pulled out some of the obvious items that had holes in them and turned them into cleaning rags. I have also started shopping for some new spring and summer clothes, and I am not alone. Stats Canada reported that in 2013, Canadians spent $3550 per year on clothing and accessories. With an average household income of $79,012 across all of Canada, Canadians are spending 4.5% of our incomes every year on clothes.

Looking at those numbers, I have no desire to throw away perfectly good clothes. Some of them are too small, too big or I wonder why I bought the item in the first place. I could dump them in a local thrift store or donation bin, but I decided to try something new this time. Next week I am hosting my first clothing swap. I have invited about 10 different women over to my house. We will each bring a bag of items, crack open a few bottles of wine and begin to swap away. I have a friend who attends clothing swaps twice a year and always comes home with a handful of great pieces to add to her wardrobe. This time, I am joining the fun.

If you are considering holding your own swap, here are the logistics to consider:

Invitations

I sent out a free Evite to ten friends who I consider savvy, stylish people. I tried to vary the sizes and body types of the invites to ensure there should be items for everyone since this is my first swap. A Facebook invite is also a quick and easy way to connect everyone for free if all of your participants are on.

Setup

I plan to organize the items across several borrowed card tables. As people enter, they can sort their items first by type and then by size. I would suggest also designating a few areas as changing areas. I plan to use both of my bathrooms and my daughter’s room. I am also moving my full-length mirror into the hallway between those areas.

Encourage guests to try on items they may not be their exact size if they look like they may fit. Sometimes after a washing, the size and shape change. I would also encourage guests to point out items they think might be a good fit for another friend.

How To Save Money By Hosting A Clothing Swap

Rules

Here are the guidelines I set for my swap:

  • Everyone must bring at least six items to share. I told my party-goers they could bring more items if they want but to keep it to what fills one garbage bag. This keeps it fair for everyone.
  • All items must be in wearable condition. I asked my guests to bring items that are clean, have no holes and are not faded or visibly over worn.  I think it is a good idea to remind people to ensure you have great items.
  • Everyone will be able to pick three items the first time through the items. I plan to draw names out of a hat to see what order everyone will shop. Afterwards, participants can make their way back through the tables to pick up as many items as they would like. This is to ensure everyone has a fair chance at items that more than one person may want.

Theme

I choose to include clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty products that have been gently used in my swap.  Choose a theme for your clothing swap such as kids clothes, women’s clothing, men’s clothing or kid’s toys and books. You could also suggest everyone bring fall/winter clothes or spring/summer items specifically.

Food & Drink

The point of this is to frugally exchange clothes, not break the host’s wallet with fancy food and drink. For my swap, I have asked each participant to bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer to share. Check out the recipes on Kraft Canada for a whole list of inexpensive items you could add to your party that whip up quick. I myself usually plan on fruit, veggies or banana bread.

3 More Reasons Why You Should Consider Hosting A Clothing Swap

How To Save Money By Hosting A Clothing Swap

Inexpensive Fun

When you swap clothes or other items, you are spending no money. Your admission is a bag of clothes you probably would have not worn anyways.  Most people like shopping with at least one friend anyways. Turn up some music and encourage your friends to show off their finds. Make it fun and you may have a new tradition!

Charitable Giving

After the swap is over, donate any leftover items to your favourite charity. Make sure to tell participants where the leftover items will go. If you do not have a favourite charity in mind, start your search for the right place to donate here.

A Clean Closet

I hate to clean and organize. An event like this would jump start me and encourage me to clean out my closet a little deeper than I normally would. I have items I would be more willing to let go of, knowing it is probably going to a friend.

Bargainmoosers, have you ever attended a clothing swap?

(Image Credit: Ed Yourdon, Emily May, lil’_wiz)

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