Kids

February 24

2 Ingredient Play Dough (No Cooking)!

Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

2 Ingredient Play Dough (No Cooking)!

Here’s a feisty and frugal little project that you can make with your young kids, as well as have hours of fun afterwards! It’s a home-made play dough recipe, made with only TWO ingredients. Yes, I said TWO ingredients! And you don’t even have to cook it!

All you need is one part hair conditioner and two parts cornstarch.

Make as much or as little as you like, just keep the proportions to those quantities to make your play dough.

You can use any conditioner for this recipe. You may not want to use your expensive Tresemmé brand… but you could pick up some sweet smelling fruity conditioners from the dollar store, just for this project. And different conditioners may vary in consistency, so you might need to add a little less or a little more as you are mixing it with the corn-starch. It’ll be a bit of trial and error, but that’s part of the fun.

And as for the cornstarch, this is a staple item in my kitchen cupboards, though not in great quantities. You should be able to pick some up the next time you are grocery shopping.

You could even jazz up the play-dough recipe with a few additions:

  1. Food colouring for some funky colours
  2. Glitter for some sparkly fun

Just make sure your little ones don’t try to eat it!

And for storage, keep it in an airtight container. I don’t really know the shelf-life of this play dough recipe, but give it a try and let us know how you get on, in the comments below.

(Image credit: Jessica Wilson)

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February 21

Via Rail Canada: $10 Fares For Kids

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Via Rail Canada: $10 Fares For Kids

Thinking of hitting the big city over the March Break? Via Rail has got a fantastic deal if you plan on taking the train. Get kids fares on the Quebec City to Windsor corridor for only $10.

Once you check out Via Rail’s site, you’ll also see some suggestions for adventures. I love that they put together some ideas and I’m totally considering taking part. My kids love trains and none of them have ever been on one except the Toronto subway system, which is less than thrilling really. I think taking a train to a new city that we’ve never been is a fantastic idea for a fun little adventure and I don’t have to drive! I can actually enjoy the trip too.

Via suggests taking the train from Toronto to Ottawa to visit the Canadian Museum of History. Of course, you’ll want to visit the Parliament buildings and all the other great sites to see in Ottawa. For that trip, adults are about $50, so a family of four would make it to Ottawa in less than five hours for a total of $120.

If your child can sit on your lap (under 24 months), they are actually free. This rate is for children aged two to 11.

You’ll need to buy your ticket at least three days in advance for this deal and you can buy from now until March 22nd for travel from February 21st to March 29th. This means you don’t just have to travel on March Break – you have anytime from now until the end of March to get going where you going. This is also an economy fare.

Also, one adult can buy up to five children’s tickets for the $10 price. This means two adults can buy up to 10 children’s tickets. I think this is an ok restriction as who would want to travel alone on a train with more than five kids under twelve? Seems like a breakdown waiting to happen! I’m not that brave, personally.

(Expiry: 22nd March 2015)

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February 21

Walmart Canada: Supergate III On Rollback For Just $20 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Walmart Canada: Supergate III On Rollback For Just $20 & Free Shipping

Got a baby, kids or maybe even a dog? Then you need a gate! The Supergate III is currently on rollback at Walmart and can be yours for just $19.88 instead of its usual price of $29.94 — that’s 34% off!

Going, going, gone! That’s exactly how I feel now that my baby is crawling all over the place and cries as soon as I try to keep her entertained within a superyard in the living room. Having her crawling around is definitely great in of itself but sectioning certain areas would help to make my life as a mommy much easier but since I don’t exactly want to shell out loads of money on gates and baby products in general, getting them on rollback is the best way!

The Supergate III is a gate produced by North States in a vanilla colour. It can easily fit openings from 25.5″-42″ wide and is 26″ high.

As for a price comparison, I found this same gate at 2 others stores:

Reviews are largely mixed for it as well. Users either totally love it or totally hate it, so the fact that it’s currently on rollback is definitely a huge advantage, especially if you don’t have the biggest of budgets to spend on a gate. Here’s what a reviewer on Walmart had to say about it:

I bought the Supergate III and I am happy with it.

And here’s another review.

If you are trying to mount it- watch the YouTube video. Instructions are a little confusing. I put this gate up last night and its kinda hard for me to open let alone my kids (its for the dog). It only closes if its in a groove properly which is quite frustrating because my proper length is right in between. Good enough for the price but like others have said..spend the extra money if you can…

The YouTube video in question is the North States Supergate Classic, which clearly demonstrates how to install it.

If you don’t have a car or are just feeling lazy because of the cold and snow outside, then you will be happy that this gate will also be shipped absolutely free. That is a major advantage as getting large items can be a pain sometimes, even with a car.

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February 17

Curiosity Box Canada Promo Code: 20% Off Your First Month of a Subscription

Posted by on February 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Curiosity Box Canada Promo Code: 20% Off Your First Month of a Subscription

Get themed craft boxes delivered right to your door and get 20% off the subscription. Curiosity Box has three coupon codes available, whether you want 20% off your first month on a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription.

Click here to shop @ Curiositybox.ca now

  • Coupon Code: SAVE3
  • Discount: 20% off the 3 months subscription
  • Coupon Code: SAVE 6
  • Discount: 20% off the 6 months subscription
  • Coupon Code: SAVE12
  • Discount: 20% off the 12 months subscription
  • Expiry: Unknown

I thought that this was a neat concept, so I got myself a Curiosity Box for my kids. Each box has three themed crafts and one activity. If you are the mom who either can’t bother with Pinterest or really has no time or desire to set up Pinterest-worthy crafts, this box is for you. While I love Pinterest and have a huge board full of craft ideas for the kids, they rarely come to fruition. Being that I work a full-time job, I don’t have time to scout down the materials then sit and do the activity with them. Having something put together and ready to go is so much easier.

What I did realize with this box is that I should have got one for each of my kids! I decided to get one with my middle son’s name on it since he rarely gets anything for himself being a middle child. He was super excited that a box had come for him. But, when he opened it his brothers pounced and they wanted to do it too. I thought with three crafts, maybe they could have one each, but that didn’t work either. I think it would have been good for me to get a box for each.

I was very impressed with the quality of the materials inside and the kids did have fun once they stopped fighting, making the crafts.

This would make a fantastic birthday gift for a child as it keeps on giving. If you get the 12-month subscription, you can just renew on their next birthday.

Be sure to check the forum for more Curiosity Box coupons as I don’t know when these will expire.

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February 14

Amazon Canada: Settlers of Catan Was $47 – Now Just $29 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Settlers of Catan Was $47   Now Just $29 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

It’s winter, it’s cold, so pass the time with a new board game! The Settlers of Catan is currently on sale for just $29.39 at Amazon right now. It was originally priced at $47.04, thus putting it at a 38% discount.

This is undoubtedly the lowest price that we have seen for this game in a very long while, so if you have been waiting for a price drop, then  now is as good a time as any to get it!

For those of you who have never heard of this game before, it’s a very fun family board game that is super easy to learn and needs to be played with 3 or 4 players. It’s not just for kids either. I have played this game a couple of times with friends, snacks and plenty of drinks. It’s not as fight-inducing as Monopoly but do keep in mind that some feathers can get ruffled, though all in due fun of course!

The Settlers of Catan is so popular that it actually has a near perfect rating on Amazon with a total of 4.8/5 stars and over 160 reviews. Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

What I love about this game is that it’s engaging all the time. not your typical roll the dice move the mice game. you have to pay attention every time the die is rolled to it’s intellectually stimulating and requires strategy.

And here’s another review in case you need any more convincing to get it right now:

Love Settlers of Catan. lots of information when you first start playing, you may think to yourself ” Ill never understand this” Once you play a couple of times it gets addictive. I like the fact every time you play it’s a different board and the add on games to go with this are a big plus. Great way to pass those long cold winter days.

Since Amazon automatically ships orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get this board game delivered straight to your door at no extra cost.

Toys R Us currently has the family edition of this game on sale for $34.99, while Chapters Indigo is selling it for its full price of $49.95.

(Image Credit: Tori)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 13

Jill Yoga Canada: Girl’s Yoga Jacket Was $28 | Now $10 + Shipping

Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Jill Yoga Canada: Girls Yoga Jacket Was $28 | Now $10 + Shipping

Jill Yoga has a fantastic sale going on this weekend, with 40% off everything on site. I found a pretty amazing deal on the girl’s yoga jacket, which is a super cute jacket that I wish was in my size! Regularly $28, it is on sale for $16.80. Add the coupon code to pay $10.08 for this jacket.

Click here to shop @ Jillyoga.ca now

  • Coupon Code: SHARETHELOVE40
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 16th February 2015

Two of my boys do dance, which honestly, is not a typical extracurricular activity for a boy. For me, I think its an awesome activity for them as being one of the only boys in the school, they get so much attention from the girls and the instructors. They get put in the lead and as centre of attention often. But, being at the dance studio with all these cute girls, I see the super cute clothes that they wear that I never get to buy. I see so many girls wearing yoga jackets like the one I am blogging about right now. If I had a little girl, this would be a must-have jacket for school, going to dance and playing on the weekends.

There are a variety of colours available and I see all sizes still available as well. There is neon magenta, which is basically a dark pink with a green interior. There is also aruba blue, which looks more to me like turquoise or aqua. The last is true black, which is black with pink accents and probably my favourite. It seems to be other’s favourite too with only large and x-large available.

Unfortunately, if your child is a size 6 and under, those jackets are not on sale. They sit at the regular price of $28 and you can still take 40% off, which would equal $16.80 and not $10, which is still a good deal, just not as good.

Jill Yoga has free shipping on orders over $50, so you might want to fill up your cart with more sale items, otherwise you are paying a $10 fee for shipping.

If you love Jill Yoga, always check the forum for more coupons before you shop.

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February 6

The Gap Canada: Kid’s Windbuster Jackets Were $44 | Now $26

Posted by on February 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

The Gap Canada: Kids Windbuster Jackets Were $44 | Now $26

Getting shopping at The Gap right now for their kids and baby sale, which has up to 40% off. One item I know you’ll love for spring is the girl’s and boys windbuster jackets that were $43.95, now $26.97. If you’ve got a few kids to shop for, also note that you can get another 10% off your entire kid’s order when you spend $100, using the promo code GAPKBDEAL. With three kids of my own, I know I’ll hit that total easily and be able to save at least another $10.

I really can’t wait for my kids to shed their layers and get into spring outfits. I can not stand winter clothing season when it comes to having kids. There is dirt and wetness all over my front hallway, mittens and hats strewn through my house and not to mention the time it takes to get them in and out of their snowsuits. I am pining for the days of here’s your jacket and shoes and lets go!

The windbuster jackets are perfect for spring’s cool winds and these jackets have a jersey-lined hood and body so you know its soft inside. There are a few different styles of this jacket, depending on the gender of the kids and the age.

The floral windbuster is a more sophisticated jacket for an older girl who doesn’t like the large floral pink look. That one is the best deal of the bunch, with the cheapest price of $26.37.

Other styles include:

As you can see, each style has a different price, but the floral windbuster is the best deal overall. Shipping is going to be free once you spend $50, and don’t forget to combine your cart with Old Navy and Banana Republic so you can get your total up there, if you aren’t already spending the $100 to get your extra 10% off.

(Expiry: 11th February 2015)

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February 1

Walmart Canada: 50% Off Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Speedway Set – Was $30 | On Clearance $15

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada: 50% Off Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Speedway Set   Was $30 | On Clearance $15

Got space on the walls of your kids’ rooms? Then fill it up with an interactive toy instead of bookshelves and other Pinterest-inspired decorations! The Hot Wheels wall tracks auto-motion speedway track set is on clearance for just $15 at Walmart right now, down from a $30 price tag.

This Hot Wheels set is beyond cool. Instead of cluttering the floor, you need to secure it to the wall with Command strips for 3M.

I love that this track set doesn’t screw into the wall – can you image the horror of having to fill up the million little holes after and re-painting everything?

Although sold separately, you can also expand this set by purchasing other track sets that can also be secured to the wall.

According to the description, it’s best suited for kids ages 5 to 8 but judging by this review that I found on Amazon, it can also be used by younger kids:

This thing is so much fun. Our 3 and 4 year old love it and so do we!!! This thing was super easy to set up and NO BATTERIES hooray!! Not all cars work on the tracks, but your kids will figure out which cars work best pretty fast. It seemed a bit flimsy when we put it up, but so far the kids have done their best to break it and it is still holding strong.

My first thought at seeing this set was that it would for sure be flimsy, so it’s reassuring to read that it isn’t no matter how much abuse kids put it through. Here’s another review:

At least 20 pieces not counting wall attachments. Features a circle wheel for the cars to taverse then an attempt at a swinging-type bridge. The bottom hanging portions are for counter balance.

It is indeed an experience, a project. You have to remember to give the wheel a spin so the whole contraption will operate. Colorful. Came with Covelight Hot Wheel.

Considering it was originally $30, I’m also surprised at the amount of pieces it comes with. The wheel certainly looks like a lot of fun!

Since Walmart always ships every order for free, so you won’t have to worry about additional costs… except for taxes of course. Walmart Canada: 50% Off Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Speedway Set   Was $30 | On Clearance $15

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 31

Canadian Freebies: Enfagrow A+ Nutritional Drink for Toddlers

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Canadian Freebies: Enfagrow A+ Nutritional Drink for Toddlers

Here’s a little Canadian freebie for new parents. You can grab yourself a free sample of Enfagrow A+, which is a nutritional drink for toddlers aged between 12 months and 36 months.

The above link should lead you to the signup form to claim your freebie. Just make sure to pay attention to the tick boxes at the bottom of the page, protesting your privacy and asking if you want to be contacted again the future.

Here are a few words about Enfagrow A+ from Enfamil themselves:

  • Enfagrow A+ is an everyday toddler nutritional drink that has DHA, a type of Omega-3 fat and important building block of the brain.
  • Contains 26 nutrients for healthy growth including calcium, iron, vitamins C and D, fibre.
  • Toddler’s brains will never grow as fast as they do in the first 3 years of their life.

Have any Moosers tried Enfamil A+ with their toddlers?

(Expiry: Unknown & image credit to sally)

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January 28

Little Tikes 3-In-1 Deluxe Edition Trike Was $99 Now $59.97 + $10 Shipping Credit @ Toys R Us (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Little Tikes 3 In 1 Deluxe Edition Trike Was $99 Now $59.97 + $10 Shipping Credit @ Toys R Us (EXPIRED)

Start your spring planning early for your little one with the Little Tikes 3-In 1 Deluxe Edition Trike available in cobalt blue. This trike was $99 but is now is only $59.97 @ Toys R Us. The trike also comes with $10 off shipping.

Spring is just around the corner. At least that is what I keep telling myself. Plan for warmer weather now and pick up this great Little Tikes 3-In-1 Deluxe Edition Trike. This trike comes in a bright and cheery cobalt blue and has many extras. It includes a canopy to protect from the sun, a sizeable bucket to stash  your kid’s rock collection and a removable handle for parent steering. It is fully adjustable in seat height and the removable handle can be adjusted up or down. The safety straps can be a 5-point harness or just used at the waist. The trike is designed for kids 18 months to 3 years old.

I have this same trike for my daughter, though mine is the same edition in primary colours. I have found this to be a good trike. We often used it as a mode of transportation when we walked to the playground or occasionally to our local pool last summer. My then two year old was so excited to ride on her bike. She would sometimes play with this bike on her own but I found we mostly used it to go to the park or for a walk around the neighborhood. It was nice she could put her feet up on the footrests if she got tired and we were on a longer trek. I did find the front wheel was a bit small for her to use the bike independently for longer stretches, such as our walks to the park. The wheel size was not an issue at all when she was simply playing in the driveway or backyard.

I checked around on the price. This cobalt blue version only seems available at Sears.ca. I found the primary colours edition in several other places.

  • $79.99 @ Sears.ca for the cobalt blue edition with no included canopy
  • $88 @ Walmart for the primary colors edition with no included canopy
  • $119 @ Amazon.ca also in primary colours and with canopy

Reviews are pretty mixed on this trike. Most people seem impressed with the overall design.

I purchased this item for my twin boys. They can’t get enough, many people stop me in the street to ask where this was purchase…I proudly say Little Tikes!!!

This person was less impressed with the design. I might suggest she adjust the seat height so her son can use the footrests as we did.

It’s a great trike… handle isn’t well made so it is wobbley. as for the foot rest, my son can’t use it. His legs are too long. and it’s too far back behind the seat to use.

This little trike is at a great price, though you can be your own judge on quality. Kids trikes with a handle normally run $90 and up, making this trike a great deal. A $10 shipping credit is also included automatically. From testing the shipping with a few addresses in the cart, shipping runs about $10.50 for most locations. You should only be out about fifty cents for shipping depending on your location.

Bargainmoosers what are you looking forward to doing this spring?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 25

Half Price Kid’s Snowsuits & Free Shipping @ Clement Canada! (Prices from $57)

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Half Price Kid’s Snowsuits & Free Shipping @ Clement Canada! (Prices from $57)

Have you heard of the Quebec based boutique, Clément.ca? I hadn’t heard of them until earlier, when I spotted that Kristy popped this deal up in our forums. I had a browse of the site and it looked great for kid’s clothing, so I thought I’d blog it up and share the love. Right now, Clément Canada is offering a 50% discount on all snowsuits, plus there is a bonus coupon code if you sign up to their newsletter – you should also be able to score free shipping on your order!

While Clément offer a free collect-at-store service, this is only useful to the Moosers in Quebec. To get free shipping on a $50 spend from Clément.ca, simply sign up to their email newsletters. I did that this morning, and I instantly received a unique free shipping coupon code in my email inbox. The code they sent me was INFOLETTRE-610WTE – I am assuming this is one time use only though, it doesn’t look like a code that everyone can use. If you make use of it, do let us know in the comments below.

Snowsuit prices start at only $57, so that means all snowsuits are going to come with free shipping to your home if you use the coupon code method mentioned above. However, sizing looks a little limited. E.g. The Gusti snowsuit in colour block or in camouflage red is $57 but it is only available in size 2 just now. But you can have a browse around and see if there are any more deals which will fit your kids as they grow. Check out these bargains:

Now, while the above snowsuits say “boys” on them, I don’t agree with this. They’re suitable for any gender! While my little four year old daughter happens to have bright pink snow trousers, I’d much prefer gender neutral ones… or even ones covered in dinosaurs, or something like that.

For a general price comparison of snowsuits elsewhere, it’s difficult to compare the prices above as it costs different amounts for each different brand. Also, some of the brands such as Blanc de Blanc, appear to be exclusive to Clément too.

When I added a snowsuit to my shopping cart, I also got a popup offer for personalised iron-on clothing labels. Clément are offering a set of 100 personalised labels for only $13 with free shipping. That’s pretty reasonable and could come in handy for labelling your kid’s items for school. To price compare, a basic 100 label pack from popular label store Mabel’s Labels would cost you $19, and you only get 40 for that price. The label deal from Clément.ca sounds good too!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 24

Similac Canada: Get up to $120 in Freebies & Rebates, etc

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

New or upcoming parents have the opportunity to claim some freebies courtesy of Similac.ca. If you join the Similac Club, you can receive up to $120 worth of freebies, free gifts and rebates for their products.

As you’re joining the club, you’re not only giving Similac your consent to receive these freebies, but to receive their marketing messages as well. You can opt out in the future, if you feel that you’re receiving too much info from them… but it’s worth signing up just for these freebies.

In the online form, you can choose from the regular cow’s milk based products. Or, if your little one has intolerances, then you can select the soy based product. It’s nice that they give you this choice! These days, I am hearing more and more about babies developing this type of intolerance. In fact only yesterday, I was informed that my two-month old nephew is allergic to cow’s milk. As he is being breast fed, it means that my sister has to drastically change her diet to cope with this.

This Similac freebie deal has sort of been floating round in various incarnations for many years. I first wrote about it here on Bargainmoose back in 2009! At that time, the formula was a full-size package, so signing up was well worth the effort. I am not sure if the size of the samples has changed in intervening years – if you’ve sign up for it recently, please let us know in the comments below.

The reason I am writing this post is that I saw the above amazing video on social media, and I really wanted to share it. I spotted the Similac Club offer on their site, so I thought it would be a good combo to introduce you to the above video as well as tell you about their freebies.

I am not scared to admit it, but the above video made me cry. If you’re feeling in any way emotional or hormonal at all, watch the above video with a handful of Kleenex at the ready. You’ll need them.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 24

Only Through Monday: Take An Additional 20% Off Clearance Sweaters @ Joe Fresh

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Only Through Monday: Take An Additional 20% Off Clearance Sweaters @ Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh is sweeping sweaters out of their stock which means you can snag some cute sweaters on the cheap. Check out their sweaters now at an additional 20% off clearance prices. Free shipping is available for all orders over $50. There is also lots of additional clearance to help you easily reach that minimum shipping.

Joe Fresh is dependable for classic basics on a budget. They always try to add a few trendy twists in so it is always worth a browse. I find I tend to buy more kids clothes in this brand than clothing for myself, though I will sometimes buy for me also. Most of the time that means a spare item next to my eggs and broccoli as I always seem to be shopping for Joe Fresh at the grocery store. It is not my fault they place some pretty scarves across from the coffee, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The clearance section is ripe for the picking right now, though sweaters are the juiciest fruit with an additional 20% off. I like this Striped Sweater Crew Neck Sweater which was $49 and is now $11.95. It comes in black and white, brown with black stripes or navy with black stripes. The sizing is a little spotty so check carefully but the blue seems to be available in most sizes. I personally would grab the black and white stripes for a casual weekend day. I love the ¾ sleeves as half the time that is where my sleeves are at anyways. This sweater has a raglan tee look. Despite the casual cut, it could still be dressed up with the right accessories. I could see myself wearing this to brunch to meet up with friends on the weekend.

Dress your little sweetie up right for Valentine’s Day with this cute little Baby Girls’ Print Peplum Sweater which was $12 and is now $4.75. This sweater is dark pink with light pink hearts all over it. It would be super sweet with a pair of leggings. It seems available in most sizes from 3-6 months to 18-24 months and everything in between. Your smiley girl will be the belle of the babies on Valentine’s Day.

Check out this awesome basic, the Men’s Mohair Sweater which was $99 and is now $23.95. Mohair is made from the hair of an Angora Goat which gives it a silky feel. This sweater is a blended fabric but the dominant fibre is mohair. The sweater comes in navy, grey and black and is a crew neck style. It reminds me of a basic crewneck wool sweater but I bet that mohair fibre gives this sweater a much softer feel. There is no reason to be itchy all day just because it is chilly outside.

There are so many more sweaters on sale. I bet once you start shopping for your whole family your cart will be loaded with some steals up to $50 to qualify for free shipping. If you do not find everything you are looking for in the sweater section, bounce around to the rest of the clearance. There are other great steals up to 70% off to help you top off your cart.  Check out Eva’s post on some of the great kid’s winter items she scored in the clearance section of Joe Fresh recently.

(Expiry 26th January 2015)

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January 21

Canadian Freebie: 6 Free Window Coverings For Roll-Up Shades, Vertical Blinds, Draperies & More!

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Canadian Freebie: 6 Free Window Coverings For Roll Up Shades, Vertical Blinds, Draperies & More!

Got a baby or are you expecting one? Then you’re going to want to make your blinds as safe as possible and luckily, Window Coverings is giving away as many as 6 different retrofit window coverings.

Once you click over to the Window Coverings site, all you need to do is click on “order free retrofit kits” from the menu at the top of the page. You will then be taken to FulltimeInnovations.com, which will allow you to order anywhere from one to six retrofit window coverings, depending on which ones you need.

Baby proofing is no joke. My little one is nearly nine months old and the time has definitely come for me to baby proof. Speaking of which, not too long ago, I wrote about a free safety latch starter kit from P&G and if you haven’t submitted your information yet, then make sure to do it now as well. It comes with 2 cupboard handle locks and 2 cupboard latches.

I have to admit that I didn’t fuss over the different styles of window coverings too much and just went ahead and ordered all of them because I figure that I could most likely either use them in the future or at least give them away to friends and family.

Essentially, you can choose between window coverings for:

  • bottom-up top-down styles (with a cord joiner device)
  • roman shade
  • roll-up type shades or roller blinds
  • miniblinds, pleated shaded or horizontal blinds purchases before 1995
  • miniblinds, pleated shaded or horizontal blinds purchases after 1995
  • vertical blinds & traverse-rod draperies

With the exception of the first one on the list, all of these may also be ordered up to five times each. This means that you could technically get as many as 26 freebies but let’s be honest, you most likely don’t even need that many!

Once you check out, you will be asked to enter your mailing information but don’t worry about the words “check out” as you won’t be asked to enter any form of payment. The Basic Window Cord Safety guide is always worth checking out on the Window Coverings site as they clearly outline what to look for with regard to blinds and draperies in order to keep children safe.

Disclaimer: these window coverings may not stop cats from ruining your blinds. However, they will keep babies and kids safe! Canadian Freebie: 6 Free Window Coverings For Roll Up Shades, Vertical Blinds, Draperies & More!

(Image Credit: Reddit)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 17

$70 Off Evenflo Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat @ Toys R Us Canada – Now $100

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM

$70 Off Evenflo Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat @ Toys R Us Canada   Now $100

Have you been shopping around for a car seat? The Evenflo Triumph LX convertible car seat in on sale for just $99.97 at Toys R Us. It was originally priced at $169.99, which puts it at a $70 discount (over 40% off).

According to the description, it’s recommended to be used as rear-facing for up to 40lbs and forward facing for toddlers between 22 and 65lbs. This isn’t a recommendation I would follow too closely, except for using this car seat only until a maximum weight of 65lbs because my little one is 8 months, weighs 20lbs and yet is nowhere ready to be forward-facing as Transport Canada recommends keeping children rear facing as long as possible.

Here’s a review I found for it:

I ordered this two weeks ago from toys r us. I did so much research and went and looked at many car seats but honestly wasn’t impressed with any of the more expensive seats. I found them very awkward looking and not enough padding and cushion. When I saw the triumph on sale at toys r us I ordered one immediately. I love it, my husband loves it and most importantly my daughter loves it.

In short, it features:

  • Infinite harness slide adjustment (makes it easy to get child in/out)
  • 5-point hardness system
  • TensionRight knob at the side
  • ReclineRight: seat is adjustable to either an up or reclined position
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Pads and pillow are both removable and washable

As for a price comparison, the Evenflo Triumph LX is nearly $145 everywhere else. Sears is selling it for $144.49, while at Costco, it’s $149.99. Both websites also boast positive reviews for it, just like Toys R Us’ site. Here’s a review that someone posted on Costco’s site:

Bought this car seat for my grandson and we have been very happy with it. The seat is comfortable and plush great for long travel trips. It’s sturdy and easy to install. It fits in my small car with room for the front passenger to sit comfortably .

Since a $10 shipping discount is applied at checkout, you will only pay $8.62 to have it shipped straight to your home. It’s unavailable for in-store pickup.

I also found the Baby Trend EX Flex lock infant car seat on sale for $99.97, up from $149.99. It’s not a convertible car seat like the Evenflo but could be a great car seat to start out with as it’s good up to 22lbs.

(Expiry: 22nd January 2015)

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