Kids

July 5

Free Giveaway @ Toys R Us’ Roadshow Tour (Select Locations & Dates)

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Free Giveaway @ Toys R Us Roadshow Tour (Select Locations & Dates)

Throughout the months of July and August, the Roadshow Tour will be stopping at select Toys R Us stores in Canada with a free giveaway!

Toys R Us only launched this event on Facebook a couple of days ago, so it’s definitely on the short notice side and there really isn’t too much information about it.

No tickets are required to attend the event. There was one at Barrie, today on Sunday, July 5th, but looks like it’s too late now. All you need to do is show up between 11am and 1pm at these select locations at the following dates:

  • 8th July (Wednesday): Pickering
  • 9th July (Thursday): Sherway
  • 16th July (Thursday): Richmond Hill
  • 29th July (Wednesday): Newmarket
  • 30th July (Thursday): Winston Churchill
  • 6th August (Thursday): Markville
  • 7th August (Friday): Woodbridge
  • 12th August (Wednesday): Vaughan
  • 19th August (Wednesday): Kitchener
  • 20th August (Thursday): Dufferin Mall
  • 27th August (Thursday): Whitby

Also, keep in mind that only one giveaway is available per person.

It would seem that the Roadshow Tour is also centered around the following popular kids’ characters: Shopkins, The Zelfs, Trash Pack and Johny Test, which assumingly means that the freebies may have them as their theme!

There isn’t more information than this available for The Roadshow Event but my suggestion is that if you’re interested in attending, give the specific Toys R Us store a call to find out more and to double check that there will indeed be a giveaway on that date! I doubt you’d want to get your kid(s) all hyped up, only to show up and there be no Roadshow!

(Expiry: 27th August 2015)

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July 4

(Save up to 75%) Newborn Clothing & Accessories Starting at only $1.92 with Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place Canada!

Posted by on July 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM

(Save up to 75%) Newborn Clothing & Accessories Starting at only $1.92 with Free Shipping @ The Children’s Place Canada!

If you or anyone else is buying some clothes for a newborn baby, then check out this super sweet deal from The Children’s Place Canada. It’s a trio of special offers, which when combined, they show some unbelievable prices. Firstly, there’s up to 75% off newborn clothing and accessories. Secondly, there’s a coupon code for an extra 20% discount on any items on site. And thirdly, there’s totally free shipping available, with no minimum spend required!

Click here to shop the newborn sale items @ The Children’s Place Canada now

  • Coupon Code: OFFER3
  • Discount: Extra 20% off
  • Expires: 6th July 2015

The free shipping offer is good through to the 6th as well, both it and the coupon offer are running concurrently. With the combined discounts, now would be an excellent time to buy. Items in the newborn section start at only $1.92 for the likes of this chiffon flower headwrap for a baby girl.

Here are a few other examples of some well-priced items on site:

Boys:

Girls:

Neutral:

I’ve only shown a teeny tiny selection of what is available there, there’s so much more on site!

If you’ve not got any newborns to buy for, there are plenty of sale items available for older children too, with up to 50% off the rest of the site. Something you might be planning already is the new school uniforms for next season. There are some basic uniform staples in there which you might want to have a browse through.

Sometimes I wonder how The Children’s Place can afford to sell children’s clothing at such a low cost. Sometimes!

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July 4

Shop.ca: $60 Off Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat+Booster – On Sale $340 + EXTRA $75 Off With Exclusive Coupon Code & Free Shipping!

Posted by on July 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Shop.ca: $60 Off Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat+Booster   On Sale $340 + EXTRA $75 Off With Exclusive Coupon Code & Free Shipping!

Need a car seat? Here’s a great deal on the Dionier rainier convertible and booster car seat that I just took advantage of myself! Originally priced at $399.99, it’s now on sale for $339.99 and you can save an additional $75 by entering the Bargainmose exclusive Shop.ca coupon code MOOSE75OFF300JULY at checkout. Shipping is free as well!

A couple of days ago, I finally decided that enough was enough and that I would be getting a new car seat as my little one is over a year old and still riding around in her bucket seat. She fits within the weight restrictions but getting her in and out of it is a pain. Plus, the combination of her weight and that of the car seat makes it impossible to carry her from the car to the door or vice versa.

Since my baby is tall, I had a look around for the kind of convertible car seat that I could potentially get and after asking in a number of forums, I settled on getting either the Diono Radian RXT, which is currently priced at $379.99, or the aforementioned Diono Rainier. Both are awesome car seats and have high weight and height restrictions but ultimately, I settled on the Rainier because it’s currently on sale. Unlike the RXT, the Rainier also has reinforced sides, which means that it should, in theory, provide even more protection in case of the unspeakable.

A quick note about the price: the $75 credit is only applied after the order total has been calculated with the taxes. I found this part to be quite disappointing considering it doesn’t make much sense for taxes to be calculated before the applied credit but it’s just something to keep in mind:

Shop.ca: $60 Off Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat+Booster   On Sale $340 + EXTRA $75 Off With Exclusive Coupon Code & Free Shipping!

Even with the credit being applied afterwards, the price is still a fantastic one for this car seat, so don’t let it deter you if you’re tempted by this deal! Depending on the province you’re located in, the taxes will also vary. Mine were adjusted for Quebec.

You can get the Rainier car seat in either the limited edition white houndstooth colour or in either orchid (purple) or black houndstooth. In terms of features, you can sit a baby as young as 5lbs. You can rear-face up to 50lbs, forward-face from 22 to 65 lbs and then convert it to a booster seat up to 120lbs. The amazing part about this car seat is that, along with the Radian RXT, these are the only ones on the market that will allow you to rear-face for that long!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 3

Mega Bloks My Hello Kitty House Was $110 now $80 & Free Collection @ Toys R Us Canada!

Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Mega Bloks My Hello Kitty House Was $110 now $80 & Free Collection @ Toys R Us Canada!

I was looking for deals on a kid’s playhouse, searching the interwebs for the best deals and prices. I came across this deal on the My Hello Kitty House from Toys R Us Canada. Combining the sale prices and by using a coupon code, you can bring the cost of this playhouse down to only $79.98… plus you should be able to collect at your local store for free, omitting any nasty shipping fees.

You must order online and use the Toys R Us coupon code CineplexFeb to get the My Hello Kitty playhouse for $79.98. That ends up being 27% off its original price. It’s only available for click and collect, there’s no ship to home option available on this toy house.

The My Hello Kitty House is made by Mega Bloks, a very well-known toy manufacturer. And from what I can tell, you don’t just have to style the playhouse in the configuration pictured above. As this playhouse is made from giant mega-bloks, you can actually make it in other styles, such as a sweet shop, lemonade stand, and more. What a great idea!

Price Comparison!

While I cannot find this exact house at any other online stores in Canada, I can do a general price comparison for similar plastic toy houses. The cheapest non-inflatable and non-cardboard playhouse that I can see on Amazon.ca is this Tot’s Play Villa Playhouse which is $130 there. The cheapest similar playhouse on Toys R Us (that is available) is this Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse which is priced at $90 after the above coupon. It’s a bit more elaborate though. Over at Walmart.ca, the lowest priced playhouse is that same Tot’s house which is coming in at $180. At Sears, the lowest playhouse is this one which is coming in at $120.

Online, there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of choice or availability for this type of toy. So, from the above research, I believe the Toys R Us deal for the Hello Kitty playhouse is a great price – providing you’re close enough to a Toys R Us to collect at store for free.

(Expires: unknown)

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July 2

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Amusement parks pack lots of fun into one day and are a popular destination in the summertime. Like many Canadians, I am planning to head to at least one amusement style park this summer with my family to make some memories. The problem is I have trouble enjoying my trip when I leave broke, and that is exactly what happens when I do not plan. According to Statistics Canada, amusement parks made $472.9 million dollars in 2012, and the trends for revenue are moving upwards. Avoid being a statistic and save big bucks by using my tips below.

Pack Your Lunch

I think most people are aware that the cost of food is high, as we are all a captive audience once inside the doors. For more insight into how theme parks get away with inflated food prices, check out this post on Money Manifesto. A well-packed cooler can go a long way towards saving you money at your destination this summer. Make sure you check out the rules for the park you are visiting online. Many do not allow coolers inside the park but have designated picnic areas. If there is no picnic area, you also have the option of tailgating from your car.

Bring bottles of water to help keep you hydrated throughout the day. Most parks will allow water inside, and it saves you from buying multiple pricey drinks. I suggest filling bottles hallway full of water and freezing them, then topping them off with water before adding them to your cooler. You can then use these extra bottles as ice packs in your cooler and will have a cold bottle to swap with after lunch. Throwing a few snacks in your bag can also help avoid buying overpriced treats on a whim. I generally budget for one family food treat during the day. We usually plan for that mid-afternoon when we are more tired and more likely to splurge.

Plan For The Free Activities

One of the first things I do the first time we check out a park is to check out the show schedule. So many of the parks have fun and entertaining song, dance, comedy and animal shows. Attending most of these shows are included with admission tickets, and most are enjoyable. I find it helps to break up the day from standing in long ride lines. Check out the schedule from the beginning to make sure you do not miss the best shows.

Skip The Midway

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

The midway, the arcade, or any area that has games to play where you pay by the game is a sinkhole for your cash. It can be hard to resist when your child is eyeing the oversized blue tiger or the attendant is ruffling your feathers to play. The reality is once you start sinking your money into these games, it can be hard to give up and walk away without the prize. These games provide only a few minutes of fun that could be spent enjoying one of the many activities in the park that is included with your admission price.

If you cannot resist these games, set yourself a limit before you plunk down bill after bill. Over at The Art Of Manliness, they have a great article that can teach you how to increase your odds of winning many classic midway games. Blifaloo has another great article with some tips on when to play and how to win at a variety of midway games.

Buy Tickets Online

If you are planning on heading to a particular theme park, check on the website. Many of the larger parks will give you a discount for purchasing tickets online, especially if you purchase them several days ahead of time. For example, currently on Calaway Park’s website they have an online deal that can save you cash on your ticket price, plus an additional deal to pre-purchase pizza for four people.

Group buying sites such as Wagjag also periodically offer deals for some of the bigger attractions. If you are a member of CAA, do not forget to check with them for any discounts you may be eligible for with ticket purchases.

Consider A Season Pass

How To Save Money At Amusement Parks

Last year we bought a season pass to a local park here in Montreal as we were leaving for the day. I calculated the costs and if we visited three times, we were ahead if we upgraded our ticket to a membership. It was still early in the summer, so we grabbed the deal. According to the Globe and Mail, the trend right now for large theme parks is to shift away from one-time visits and to focus more on making season passes more enticing. That means more benefits are popping up every year for pass holders. Some of the bigger parks such as Canada’s Wonderland have started allowing members to purchase the pass in payments to ease the overall cost. If you purchase a pass during the month of June, La Ronde includes coupons with three free admission coupons for friends to join plus other food discounts. The trick to these passes is to make sure you schedule a few return visits into your calendar before the summer slips away.

To plan your next great amusement park trip, you may want to check out this list of Canada’s Top 10 Amusement Parks. I tend to stick to the parks closer to my own home, but sometimes I need to mix it up with a new adventure. This list is a great place to start!

Bargainmoosers, what trick do you use to save money at amusement parks?

(Image Credit: Charles Lemieux, chotda, Julie Green)

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July 2

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Here is a little freebie you might want to snag for the kids. Right now on Google Play you can get the movie All Creatures Big And Small completely free. You do need to have a Google Play account to take advantage of this deal.

This freebie today over at Google Play Canada includes the free movie All Creatures Big And Small in full high definition. This movie is a cartoon and starts during the story of Noah building an ark while the animals are boarding two by two. Somehow our two main characters, animals known as Nestrians, are left behind. Our heroes must now comically survive the floods and get to the top of the mountain to survive. Meanwhile the parents of our heroes who are onboard, try to turn around the Ark in an attempt to try to save their children. Though the film is set in the middle of a biblical story, it is a slapstick comedy at heart. From reading the reviews at IMBD, it seems this it is trying to be more funny and quirky from the animal’s point of view and less of a biblical retelling. It seems to be from the reviews that this movie has plenty of funny pop culture reference to keep the story light and moving.

Reviews over on Google Play are looking good overall, especially for a free movie. Movie watchers are honest in that this movie is a bit of slapstick with a side of cheese. I would not expect this film to live up to the quality we expect from Disney or Pixar, but it is a fun film for a rainy afternoon for a laugh. Here is one review from Google Play:

Hey, it’s pretty good for a free movie I laughed a good bit during it. It’s a good kid movie I’m sure. Plus, this is like one of the few movies that I’ve seen that actually have a G rating for the film.

You might have figured out by now if you are a regular reader that I love freebies. I was just telling Anna the other day when I was blogging about the free Chorus Spa and Wellness samples that I tend to be a little bit of a freebie hoarder. I will be adding this movie to my collection for my kiddo.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 1

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Over on Instructables, I found this super-cute and budget-friendly idea for a kid’s room – the DIY Doodle Pillowcase! I’ve seen these items for retail online at various shops around the world, but in that post, it shows you how to make one for yourself, at a low cost.

All you need is a blank pillowcase, some fabric paint, and some washable markers. Here’s what it looks like:

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

It is a cute idea, but I was personally thinking of the risk of when you hand your kid a pack of washable markers. Because they are allowed to draw on this pillowcase, wouldn’t they perhaps think they’ve got the green light to draw on every other item in the house?

DIY Doodle Pillow Case!

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June 30

Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella Only $99 @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella Only $99 @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Walmart Canada is brimming with deals for little ones wanting to play outside. This Little Tikes Explorer Wagon with Umbrella is on sale for just $99 with free shipping at Walmart Canada.

Walmart Canada does not give the original price, but it is much higher than the current sale price. I found the same explorer wagon and umbrella combo for $159.99 @ Amazon Canada. That is sold directly from them, not from a secondary seller. Elsewhere in Canada, this wagon and umbrella are hard to find. I ended up price comparing with several US stores to ensure this was a good deal.

Little Tikes (US) sells their own wagon and umbrella combo for $129.99 USD. I did find the wagon at BJs.com for $110.99 USD but that was the cheapest I could even find it in the USA. If you consider our current exchange rate, the price at Little Tikes itself is even a bit over the Amazon Canada price as it equals $162.19 CAN today.

This set is everything I dreamed of as a kid. My brother had a red wagon that I rode around whenever I had the chance, but I could never use it without him as it was hid (and he made sure I knew it). I prefer the plastic frame as it is cooler in hot weather (metal wagons get burning hot) and the sides are great for packing things, and kids, around in.

One reviewer said:

This is so wonderful for outdoor, park, picnics and beach. You can load your kids and a few bags and on your way you go. The umbrella is a huge bonus!

I have to agree, that umbrella is a very nice addition as it can shade your kids on a hot day and can also shade any goodies you may be carrying that are heat sensitive. Another reviewer said:

My 1 yr old liked this wagon very much and I like the fact that there’s shade. Roomy enough for 2!

There are some other really great deals for children during the Canada Day celebrations. This Little Tikes Outdoor Inflatables Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide is on sale for $298. A quick price comparison shows this upwards of $399 elsewhere. I prefer the Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer for $229. This is at least $20 cheaper than the sale price anywhere else.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 29

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Is your house as crazy for Minions as my house is? Check out this hilarious Minion Dave Costume. This costume is listed at $40.99, but you can swipe it away for only $25.92. This fun costume also qualifies for completely free shipping.

Are you gearing up for the new Minions movie? I have seen the trailer and it looks like it is going to be hilarious and a great movie for families. All of our favourite loveable minions are back in a prequel to the Despicable Me series. Today over on Amazon Canada I have found a minion costume for kids that will surely delight your little minion. If you order right away, you could even wear your costume to the showing of the movie.

This costume was originally made for the Despicable Me 2 movie and features the face of Minion Dave. It is a foam one-piece costume that easily slides over your head. The costume sticks out at the sides to give you a tall minion shape. This is perfect if your kiddo likes to play pretend. I would be dying of laughter watching my kid play in this costume. This costume is available in small and medium sizes. The small size fits a child who is 44″ to 48″ tall with 25″ to 26″ waist, and the child medium fits a child who is 50″ to 54″ tall with 27″ to 30″ inch waist. Sears.ca (though now out of stock) suggests that the small size is for a kid age three to four, and the medium is for a kid age five to seven. This costume has Minion Dave’s face, as he is included in the Despicable Me 2 movie. The trailer for the new movie mentions Minion Dave, so I suspect we will see him in this movie also. Minion Dave is unfortunately not one of the three lead minions for the new movie.

I did find this costume a few other places in Canada. I found this costume for $34.99 at Party City Canada, but the shipping will make your heart stop. With the $16.95 shipping cost, your total is $51.94, plus another $4.95 in duties at checkout, yikes!  CostumeSuperCentre.ca is selling this costume for $28.04 on sale. The site was so slow I could not get it to tell me how much shipping charges ranged without fully checking out, but shipping prices will vary depending on your location. At Newegg.ca, this costume is selling for $42.54 plus shipping costs.

This is a great surprise for your favourite Minion loving kid. Order now while they still have your kid’s size!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 29

Cartoon Cat Wallet Only $4.97 & Free Canadian Shipping @ Born Pretty (US)

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Cartoon Cat Wallet Only $4.97 & Free Canadian Shipping @ Born Pretty (US)

If you are looking for the perfect birthday party favour, or just want a funny wallet to make you smile, then check out this Cartoon Cat Wallet over on Born Pretty for only $4.97 USD. This wallet also ships completely free worldwide.

These cartoon cat wallets are adorable. The cats remind me so much of the cat on the Talking Tom app except for the grumpy face. That one looks more like the infamous Grumpy Cat. Right now, you can score these wallets at a cool price that is perfect for a funny gift or if you just have a sense of humour. You could also pick these funny wallets up for birthday party favours, and the price even goes down if you buy multiples! I can see a group of kids really enjoying finding this funny cat faced wallet in their goody bags.

This wallet is available in four different cartoon cat designs. Choose between three smiling faces and one adorable grumpy cat face.  I like that the site will allow you to pick which design you want. I find that with inexpensive items, you get whatever design the retailer happens to grab to fulfil your order. I have my eye on that grumpy face!

Price Comparison

I found these exact kitty wallets available on a website called jollychic.com. This website also ships to Canada from the states and is charging $2.45 for the wallet, but tacks on $8.62 in shipping fees. That brings the total of this wallet to $11.07 CAD. I found a cute hinged wallet with a printed cat at Ardene for $9.50 and shipping will cost an extra $7. That brings the total to $16.50 CAD for this wallet. Zazzle.ca has many options for fun cat wallets but the lowest price is $16.95 CAD.

Shipping and Duties

These wallets ship completely free worldwide, which is awesome news for us. The prices are all in USD so it will cost slightly more in Canadian dollars. If you are just picking up one of these wallets, you will not have to worry about duty fees shipping from the states as the price is under $20. If you are picking up a handful of these wallets and your order is over $20 you may experience some duties at the door. I suggest buying these in multiple orders if you want several so you do not have to worry about duties as the shipping is free anyways. The small difference you would save ordering in bulk would not outweigh potential duty costs at the door if your order is over $20 though the rate can change daily.

Grab your favourite cat now, Bargainmoosers. You will smile every time you look in your bag and see that adorable kitty face. This is also the perfect little gag gift to hide away.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 29

(65% off) Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat now only $84.31 & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca!

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM

(65% off) Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat now only $84.31 & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca!

Over the weekend, we set up some absolutely fantastic Shop.ca exclusive coupon codes for Bargainmoose, with discount amounts ranging from $40 to $150, depending on how much you are spending. I had a browse round the site to see what I could see, and there are plenty of deals to be had. One item in particular is standing out to me because I was on the lookout for a deal on something similar – it’s the Snugli Harnessed Booster Seat which is currently priced at $124.31 on Shop.ca, which is a 48% discount. But when you use our coupon code MOOSE40OFF100JULY to get an extra $40 off $100, the car seat drops to only $84.31, which is a 65% discount on the original price!

Remember, everything from Shop.ca comes with free shipping too! So you’re looking at less than ninety bucks for a top brand name, safe, car seat for your little one. Though this Snugli car seat comes in different patterns, the deal on this one is for the pin stripe model. It’s pretty gender-neutral in my opinion – you could use this for either a boy or a girl.

What I like about this seat is that it will last you for a long time, as it can be used as a harnessed booster seat as shown in the image above. But you can also remove the harnesses and use it in conjunction with your car seat belt, for when the child is a little older and bigger. The weight range for safe use of this car seat is 40 to 110 lbs, so you can see that the car seat will be useful for quite a while. My little 2 year old daughter is in a very similar seat at the moment, using the harness portion. When she’s heavy enough, I can remove those harnesses and use the seat belt instead, as I did with my older daughter.

Upgrade to Camo!

If you are so inclined, you can opt for the camo pattern in the same Snugli car seat here. It’s slightly more expensive, coming in at a final price of only $97.40 with free shipping, by using the coupon code above. For the sake of the extra $13, you might prefer that pattern.

(Expires: unknown)

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June 27

Toys R Us Canada: $80 Off Baby Trend Expedition Jogger + EXTRA $10 Off Promo Code- Was $220 | Now $130 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Toys R Us Canada: $80 Off Baby Trend Expedition Jogger + EXTRA $10 Off Promo Code  Was $220 | Now $130 (EXPIRED)

Summer is upon us and if you have been wanting to go on walks with your little one, then here’s a fabulous deal on a stroller: right now at Toys R Us, you can save $80 on the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger. Originally priced at $219.99, it’s now down to just $139.97. Plus, you can use the Toys R Us coupon code CineplexFeb to reduce it by an additional $10, down to $129.97.

I have a Graco Modes Click Connect stroller (by the way, it’s currently on sale for $349.97 instead of its usual price of $429.99) and while it’s awesome for running errands, it’s not the best for sportier purposes.

The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger, on the other hand, isn’t designed like your usual stroller. It has two large wheels in the back and one smaller wheel at the front for better manoeuvrability. With this stroller, you can easily run errands or even go for a jog with the baby.

The cool part about it is that it doesn’t compromise on other essential features. The baby’s set is padded, reclinable and can be adjusted into a couple of different positions. There is also an adjustable shade canopy and the safety harness is a five-point one.

Plus, it has a large basket and two cup holders! Personally for me, those two features are must-haves as I always have tons of bags to store and I don’t go anywhere without first grabbing a Tim’s coffee.

The reviews for this stroller are also amazing. Out of 11 reviews, it has 4.6 reviews with comments like this one:

I use this stroller everyday. Rain or shine. I use it on paved pathways, easy hiking trails, I take it to the dog park, snow drifts, gravel roads, pack it up and take it to the mall….. everything.

Here’s another review:

This stroller is wonderful. The bike wheels are great for any terrain from gravel to the mall, the size is good as it’s not too large to take into stores, it rides very smooth and easy to manoeuvre, the under basket is large so it holds pretty much anything, the handle bar is a nice height so you don’t feel like you are bending over to push it (but it does not adjust) and it folds up to a decent size to fit in your trunk!

Shipping is $13.18 (more or less depending on your location) and once you add this stroller to your cart, a $10 shipping discount will be applied, reducing the cost to just $3.18. Personally, that’s not a cost I would even mind paying for the convenience of having it delivered straight to my door but you could choose to pick it up in-stores instead as well if the option is available.

(Expiry: 2nd July 2015)

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June 27

DIY: Make A Kid’s Pillow Bed From as Little as $32!

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

DIY: Make A Kids Pillow Bed From as Little as $32!

I have hardwood floors in my house, and they are not super comfortable. My daughter loves to sprawl across the living room with her collection of library books. Anna showed me a great project inspired from the UK Company Bed In a Bag. This is perfect for my daughter’s reading nook! If you can sew a straight line, you need to check out this pillow bed from Pink When. Bellow I am going to break down how you can make this project for as low as $32!

DIY: Make A Kids Pillow Bed From as Little as $32!

To make this project, here is what you need:

  • Four to five pillows
  • Four to five pillow cases
  • A sewing machine with thread
  • Optional Velcro

Sew the pillowcases together along the longest edge, and then stuff the pillows into the cases. Voila, you have a comfortable new cushion. You could then either close the pillowcases with Velcro for easy washing or sew the pillowcases shut. Pillows are available in three sizes. Make sure you match the size of your pillows with the size of your pillowcases correctly. Most pillowcases designed for children are “standard size.”

Pillow Sizes

  • Standard: 20 in × 26 in (51 cm × 66 cm)
  • Queen: 20 in × 30 in (51 cm × 76 cm)
  • King: 20 in × 36 in (51 cm × 91 cm)

Finding cheap pillows and pillowcases is the hardest part of this project. Luckily for you Bargainmoosers, I have done some of the hard work for you.

Pillows:

Pillowcases With Kid Friendly Prints:

Using the lowest prices above, you could buy four cushions for $12 and 4 pillowcases for $20. That puts the grand total of this quick project at only $32!

DIY: Make A Kids Pillow Bed From as Little as $32!

If you are handy at sewing, you may want to try this alternative method from It’s Always Autumn. This version teaches you to build the same project with pillows and two inexpensive flat sheets. You might consider looking at Giant Tiger for pillowcases or sheets though you will get a better deal if you buy at the store. You could also pick up some fabric at IKEA Canada, who sells fabric for as low as $1.99 a meter.

You might think you could just head out to the store to purchase a similar piece of furniture for your kid. I found a similar flip chair at Walmart Canada for $55. This flip chair from Sears.ca retails for $79.99 and is essentially the same project. I had friends who used these cheap foam beds at university as furniture in their dorm rooms. Our nickname for them is not safe for little ears!

This project would fold down well for a sleepover at grandma’s house. I can also see throwing this cushion in the grass for a comfortable outside nook to lounge in. You could also pile up the pillows and sit on it like a chair for video game time!

Bargainmoosers, what would you use this fantastic pillow bed for?

(Image Credit: Donnie Ray Jones)

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June 26

Chillafish Josie Balance Bike Was $145.59 | Now $57.37 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Chillafish Josie Balance Bike Was $145.59 | Now $57.37 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada (EXPIRED)

We have now hit that point in the summer that you may realize your kid is ready for a two-wheel bike this year, not next year. Check out the Chillafish Josie Balance Bike that was $145.59, but is on sale for $57.37 today. This bike also includes free super save shipping @ Amazon.ca!

Learning to ride a bike can be tough. The boo-boos, the bonked heads and the fear of having those training wheels removed for the first time. Have you tried a balance bike with your child? They are a big hit on the market for kids and are supposed to make it much easier to learn how to ride a bigger pedal bike. The idea behind this bike is you introduce this bike without pedals when the child is small. They then learn to glide and balance before they need be concerned about pedalling.

The Chillafish Josie Balance Bike is perfect for your favourite little kid in your life. Ideally for kids in the two to five-year-old range, this colourful bike will help your kid burn off some energy zipping down the sidewalk. This is a 12-inch bike with red flowers detailed on a white frame. I like that it has a touch of girl design to it without being neon pink from frame to the wheels. It is a nice compromise for my daughter and I. This is a BMX style bike with wide handlebars and thick rubber grips on the handlebars. The seat can adjust up or down to your kid’s height. The rims are a lightweight fiberglass that will hold up to a rough and tumble kid. To make sure you have the right fit for your child, check out this bike sizing chart at About.com.

At Toys R Us Canada, I found this green Yvolution balance bike on sale for $79.97. I found the ZUM balance bike over at Walmart.ca in pink, red or black for $79.98. Over at Shop.ca, I found a pink Mamba stride bike that is also on sale for $89.99. We are at the point in the season when bikes sales are peaking if you want ride time this summer, and this bike is a great deal.

Reviews for this particular model of bike are looking good. Two reviewers have commented positively about the bike mention it is overall a good purchase. One reviewer spoke of how her four-year-old daughter mastered the art of balancing on it in a week and is now zipping along on her bike. Make sure to carefully measure your child, as one reviewer mentioned her child outgrew the bike in winter before she had a chance to use it.

Snag this bike now while the price is low. I have not seen any balance bike at this nice of a price since early last summer. Even better, there is still plenty of time for lots of riding this summer.

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June 26

LEGO Classic Creative Building Set Now only $28 @ Walmart.ca

Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM

LEGO Classic Creative Building Set Now only $28 @ Walmart.ca

I love all of the LEGO kits, but I secretly have the most fun when the kiddo and I create our own projects with our imagination. Right now, you can pick up the Lego Classic Creative Building Set now for only $28.

Jumpstart your kid’s creativity by adding a huge set of basic pieces into your kids Lego collection. This large kit includes 580 pieces and should provide hours of fun. Not only will you find the basic bricks in 37 different colours inside, this kit also includes some fun items such as doors, eyes and wheels. Wheels are one of my favourite pieces, I love making Lego cars and other vehicles that can really move. We load up our little 2” character statues on our Lego cars, and Elmo and Tinkerbell race all the time at our house.

Price Comparison

I found a very similar box of Legos available at Chapters Indigo for $59.95. It has all of the same pieces, but also includes a plastic case. Toys R Us Canada has a very similar creative building set with the same number of pieces for $59.99, also including a plastic case. Amazon Canada is carrying the same set including the box for $59.95. Lego Canada has a smaller box available that includes only 484 pieces for $34.99. The next larger box has 790 pieces for $59.99.

Shipping

Shipping at Walmart is cheap, only $4.97 for your order. You could also receive free shipping if your order is a minimum of $50. That minimum for free shipping is easy to achieve if you buy two of these boxes. If you only need one for your kiddo, stow one away for your next birthday party you are invited to. You also have the option to send these Legos to any Canada Post location for free shipping. If you are in Ontario, you also have the option to stow this in the free lockers at Walmart.ca for free shipping.

A little bird told me these sets are a special item that will only be around for a limited amount of time. It may seem early for Christmas gifts now, but these kits do stow away easily for holiday gifts. I have a birthday party my daughter is going to in a few weekends and I think this will be our present.

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