July 12

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook – Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook   Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Can’t get enough of fried food? Then here’s a wicked deal from The Shopping Channel on a healthy deep fryer… that’s right — healthy! Right now, you can save $100 on the Philips digital airfryer: instead of $299.99, get it for just $199.99. Be sure to also enter The Shopping Channel promo code SHIP150 to have it shipped for free.

I have to admit that before seeing this deal, I had no idea that airfryer were even a thing. As it turns out, it’s exactly like a deep fryer except for the fact that it uses little to no oil. How awesome is that?

This means your food will turn out much healthier than if you were to actually deep fry it in a lot of oil. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s 100% healthy though but it’s still a better alternative for when that craving for deep fried food kicks in.

Basically, the Philips airfryer works by: “[combining] fast circulating, superheated air, a starfish design and optimal heating“. Check out Airfry Reviews for handy diagrams on the exact way that oil less fryers work.

The temperature is adjustable up to 200ºC (or 392ºF) and there is also a cooking timer that you can preset for up to 60 minutes. There are only 3 reviews at The Shopping Channel for this air fryer but they’re all 5/5 stars! Here’s one of the reviews:

I use it almost everyday … I love this machine! I have finally perfected crispy fries – took a few attempts but now I am addicted to fat free crispy fries. Have cooked a small roast, small chicken, steaks, chicken breasts … and my favorite has to be chicken wings.

On Philips‘ own site, the suggested retail price is of $349. I didn’t find this exact air fryer anywhere else but looking around, the cheapest air fryer I found is the Black & Decker air fryer for $169.99 at Canadian Tire. It’s certainly cheaper but it’s not digital and it doesn’t come with any accessories or cookbooks, which brings me to my next point: the Philips airfryer comes with both a double layer accessory and a cookbook! The latter is actually available for preview on The Shopping Channel’s product page. Under the picture of the airfryer, just click on “recipes” to open a PDF. Here’s a sample recipe of jerk chicken wings:

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook   Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Looks yummy doesn’t it? Moosers, what is your favourite deep fry recipe?

(Expiry: 13th July 2015)

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June 24

Starfrit Canada: 50% Off Coupon Code Today Only (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Starfrit Canada: 50% Off Coupon Code Today Only (EXPIRED)

Starfrit has a pretty hot coupon out today only that will give you 50% off anything on the site. Choose from all of the most useful tools you know you need and from their iconic Lock & Lock containers.

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon Code: 24062015
  • Discount: 50% off
  • Expiry: 24th June 2015

In honour of Saint Jean Baptiste Day, Starfrit has put out this 50% off coupon. Looking back at their previous coupons, this is the highest discount they’ve done without a minimum. The only exception was two weeks ago they also had a 50% off coupon. If you are a Starfrit lover, lets hope they do more like these more often now.

With school almost complete, you may be doing what I am and looking at your storage container drawer and wondering why there are so many lids and no containers and vice versa. Seriously, where do they go??? You’ll have to restock before the kids go back in September in order to be ready for all those litterless lunches, but there is no harm in getting prepared now. You won’t have to do the late August scramble and realize nothing is on sale and there is nothing on the shelves.

Their lock & lock containers are prized among moms. They are very easy to open for the little hands and they stay sealed in the lunch bag. Do you know what it is like cleaning spilled yogurt off of a child’s uneaten lunch who is freaking out at you because it is their fault they couldn’t eat because the yogurt was on everything? No? Lucky you…

Although they are made of plastic, many of us can’t afford stainless steel containers for our kids to lose. But, they are BPA-free and stain resistant. I like the smaller ones for my kids so this 180ml rectangular container is perfect. Regularly $3.99, add the coupon code to get it for $1.49. At that price, when your kid loses, you won’t be crying. I would buy a stockpile of these and the great thing about getting a lot of one kind is that I can use the lids interchangeably. They do have glass containers if those float your boat.

Starfrit also has an under $5 section, which now means under $2.50! You can get reckless in this section and it will all be O.K.

Not just their containers, Starfrit is also known for their very handy kitchen tools like the 5 in 1 avocado tool. Regularly $9.99, it comes down to $4.99. Another cool tool is this apple peeler, regularly $14.99, now $7.50.

Shipping is free on a $75 spend, but you can take a read of this post on how to get free shipping by joining the Ambassador program (you must be signed in) (They seem to have disabled the free shipping).

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June 17

Today Only! Le Creuset 4.1 L Traditional Pot Was $400 | Now $153 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay **BUMP**

Posted by on June 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Today Only! Le Creuset 4.1 L Traditional Pot Was $400 | Now $153 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay **BUMP**

**Bumping this deal from Hudson’s Bay that is now even that little bit cheaper. Use the coupon code FRIENDS to get another 10% off making the total for this item only $152.99.**

This daily deal got my attention this morning. I love Le Creuset! Check out the Le Creuset 4.1 Traditional Pot that was $400. Today only, you can snag one for yourself for only $152.99. This item also qualifies for completely free shipping.

I love Le Creuset pots and pans. The colours are so vibrant, it makes cooking a little more cheery. Le Creuset is known for having one of the top products on the market. The pots and pans give you an even cooking surface of a cast iron pot without the constant oiling and care that cast iron requires. That colourful enamel coating does wonders for making their pieces easy to clean.

On sale is the 4.1 L pot, which is perfect for spaghetti with meat sauce, stews and soups. These pots can go both on the stove top and inside the over, making them versatile. Brown your meat on top of the stove on medium heat, then add in veggies with a little broth and bake for a juicy dinner. We have the option of red or blue today, which is two out of the three colours this size pot is available in.

Price Comparison

I looked for this particular pot all over the web. I found this pot in cherry red on sale at William’s Food Equipment for $229.99. Over on I was able to find a comparable 4.2 Round French Oven pot for $255.52 in cherry red. There are other colours available but the prices climb even more. Your best bet is this flash sale today.


There are no direct reviews on this particular piece at Hudson’s Bay. Did you know Le Creuset cookware was featured on Oprah’s favourite things list? Over at Serious Eats, there is a lengthy discussion as to if Le Creuset pans are worth the high retail prices. Here is one happy review from the Serious Eats thread.

I too would say well worth the expense. I for years coveted those pretty red pots…I have three sizes of dutch ovens and a little grill pan and I love them…love love love them…did I mention I love them?

I made that mistake of using another brand of enameled cookware once. I was given a no name piece of enameled cast iron from a friend. I quickly learned why my friend was “just clearing out some space in her kitchen.” Even though the pot looked like Le Creuset, everything stuck to my pot horribly. Do yourself a favour and pick up the quality version you know will last today.

If you like Le Creuset, you may want to check out all the other options in the sale section today. Many other Le Creuset pieces are 30% off today. These pots make great gifts as they last forever.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 14

How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on June 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

Many Canadians spend a lot of money renovating and updating their homes, especially the kitchen and bathroom, where most renovations usually give the most ‘bang for your buck’ in terms of updates and increasing property value.  Renovating and remodeling the kitchen can be very costly, I have a friend who spent well over $50,000 renovating her kitchen, however, it did involve knocking down a portion of a wall to open up the kitchen to the living room.

Keep the Cabinets

New cabinets and re-doing the cabinets are the reason why most kitchen renovations are so costly.  If you have a way to keep your current cabinets and just update the paint or change the cabinet doors, that will save you a ton of money in the long run.  According to Houzz (one of my favourite renovation websites for ideas), custom cabinets can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000 and $250 to $2500 per linear foot.

Stainless Steel Stick On

Stainless steel adds a sense of contemporary charm to most kitchens and is probably the most preferred colour of appliance currently.  If your kitchen appliances work perfectly fine, this is a good option for you.  If you have black appliances and want the updated look of stainless steel, think about adding a stainless steel stick on! I would love to use this for my own kitchen because I love the look of stainless steel, but unfortunately I have white appliances.    You can find these stainless steel stick on sheets on for around $60.  It’s an actual soft metal stainless steel film, it is not simply a sticker.

Keep the Layout

One of the other highest expenses for kitchen remodels is if you want to change the layout of your kitchen.  Changing the plumbing and the wiring requires an extensive job and is much more costly as you will have to hire a plumber who specializes in renovations etc.  Therefore if at all possible, consider keeping the layout of your kitchen to save money on your kitchen renovation.

Update the Knobs

Another frugal way to update your kitchen without spending too much money is to just update the knobs.  If you have round knobs and want a more modern look, updating the knobs is something anyone can do (if I can do it, you can!) without hiring a contractor.  For example, on you can find a pack of 25 knobs for cabinets for around $10.  There is a hardware/ upscale discounted dollar store that sells modern looking knobs for cabinets for around $1.25 a piece which is still a steal in my opinion!

Remodel Slowly if Necessary

If you have the luxury of time, remodel slowly if necessary.  Houzz states that you can put your backsplash up any old time and it doesn’t need to be done when the cabinets or the countertop is put in.  You can sell your old appliances on Craigslist before you buy new appliances.  This way you won’t have to dip into your emergency savings fund or into your line of credit to remodel your kitchen. Getting into debt for a kitchen remodel is not the most ideal way to start off your kitchen remodel!

Buy Scratch and Dent Appliances

To save money on your appliances, look for scratch and dent appliances and look for places where you can buy a package deal (for example, the fridge, stove, and dishwasher can be bought together).  Make sure that the scratch and dents are only cosmetic (and preferably in a spot where you can’t really see it).  This will save you hundreds of dollars in appliances.  There are many scratch and dent appliance dealers that only sell scratch and dent appliances and nothing else.

Skip the Recessed Lights

Recessed lights, or pot lights, look nice but they don’t really add that much to the look of your kitchen remodel, but they do add a lot of expense!  Each recessed light can cost around $150, and if you want two to four recessed lights, that really adds up.  This Old House recommends that you opt for track lighting or surface mounted ceiling light instead, which will save you the labour of someone cutting a hole in your ceiling and labour to make sure the electricity wiring works.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any other tips on how to save money on a kitchen remodel?

Photo credit: Sherwood CC

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May 18

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Grab a 12 piece set of Paderno Steak knives over @ Best Buy Canada today. This set was $69.97 but is now on sale for only $29.97. This set also qualifies for free shipping to your home.

My husband was a vegetarian for multiple years. I never made the jump with him. I would eat chicken and seafood when dining out, and we would cook vegetarian at home. When eating a vegetarian diet, we used a chef’s knife much more than a steak knife. The eggplant and portobello mushroom caps that came off our grill did not need much slicing by the time they were finished cooking.

Now that my husband has decided to eat meat again in the last few years, steak knives are becoming more useful. He has been making up for lost time, expanding lately past chicken and fish to ribs and steak. With grilling season here, maybe you have dreams of steaks hot off the grill and friends relaxing on the patio. Grab this Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife set and you will have enough knives for everyone at your backyard BBQ.

If you are not familiar with Paderno, it is a Canadian brand of cookware that originated on Prince Edward Island. This set includes 12 knives with stainless steel blades. These are riveted knives, and should stay sharp for a while. The handles on these knives are made of polywood, a high-density plastic that mimics wood and is made primarily from recycled plastic bottles. These knives also feature a fantastic 25 year warranty on all parts. You can be sure if a knife cracks or breaks that your set will be covered.

You could pick these up at The Shopping Channel for $47.99. had a deal on a set of twelve of these knives for $49, but the deal is now over. Purchase these knives from Paderno and you will spend $69.99. You are better off picking up these knives on sale at Best Buy Canada.

There is one review over at Best Buy Canada, and they seem happy with the purchase.:

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

I always end up using my steak knife to spread butter on my bread, so I am glad to hear these knives can do double duty. While it may not be the proper way to eat your roll, when you are eating on the patio you only want to carry one knife for dinner. With a polywood handle, I would not expect this to be a top of the line steak knife set however, this set should see you through your summer steaks without an issue. I also like supporting a Canadian company for my purchase.

Bargainmoosers, what are you throwing on the grill this summer?

Image Credit: Tom Baddley

(Expiry: 21st May, 2015)

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May 12 Cuisinart 4-Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM Cuisinart 4 Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

The Cuisinart CH-4BKC 4-Cup Chopper is on sale from $64.99 down to $53.99. Use one of the $20 off $50 Facebook coupons to bring the four-cup chopper down to $33.99 with free shipping. is one of the best places to get deals right now, aside from Chapters (because of the Visa Checkout deal). With the $20 off $50 coupons I have mentioned before (there are four), you can receive $20 off orders of $50. That brings many items, which are around $50, substantially down in price to a level they cannot be beat. I just used one of these coupons to purchase some vitamins yesterday. Cuisinart 4 Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

All good deals require price comparing. I found the same Cuisinart CH4BKC 4-Cup Chopper for the following prices at other retailers:

  • $54.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $69.99 @ Sears Canada

Given the above prices, you are buying your mini chopper for $16 less than the nearest competitor is. When the machine itself costs just over double $16, it is a huge savings over the nearest competitor. I also wanted to mention that it is cheap than the three-cup processor I mentioned before ($37.99).

As there are no reviews on for the Cuisinart mini chopper, I pulled one off of Best Buy Canada:

It is perfect for small jobs, such as making hummous or salsa. The motor is powerful enough to grind or chop very quickly. the parts are quite easy to clean. The only drawback I found would be that the holes on the lid for pouring liquids (oil or water) are too tiny.

One of these is a god-sent in most kitchens. It can be tedious to chop all your veggies for making salads or casseroles. In addition, it is very hard to get a nice smooth hummus or dip without the use of a processor of sorts. This little mini chopper and grinder will really help with kitchen prep and improve the texture of what you would usually make by hand. I also like the compact size: this mini chopper will not dominate your kitchen counters. It is small enough to put away when you are done.

A friend of mine and I were arguing recently over who was better: KitchenAid or Cuisinart. We each have our loyalties, but he was staunchly in the Cuisinart camp and he went to cooking school.

As with all orders at, this will ship for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 4

Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

*Bumping this post from January as the price is now another $20 cheaper! Get it before it sells out Moosers!*

Mmmmm general tao… why go to a restaurant when you can make your own? But you’re going to need a good knife and if you don’t already have one, then I found a great deal on the Cuisinart 15-pc knife block set at Best Buy. Originally priced at $149.99, you can now save $60 $80 and get it for just $89.99 $69.99.

Using a picture of delicious-looking General Tao when talking about a knife block set may seem like an odd choice but fact of the matter is that you need a good knife when handling meat. I’m not the one who handle the deboning and slicing chore or meat handling in my household, but every time my hubby does it, he makes sure to sharpen his knife beforehand!

The Cuisinart 15-pc knife block set comes with:

  • 8″ chef’s knife
  • 8″ bread knife
  • 5.5″ serrated utility knife
  • 5″ Santoku knife
  • 3.5″ pairing knife
  • Six 4.5″ steak knives
  • Sharpening steel
  • Shears (scissors)
  • Knife block

Just writing about this knife block set is making me want to get it for myself because the blade is made from high-carbon stainless steel and the handle is ergonomically designed. My hubby is a leftie, while I’m a rightie, so it would definitely make things easier for him.

Personally, I would ditch the knife block, however. I have heard it being mentioned numerous times on television daytime shows like The Doctors and Dr. Oz that these are the perfect habitat for bacteria. Perhaps it would be okay to use at first but it should definitely be discontinued after a couple of months.

Price comparing, I found this same knife block set retailing for its full price of $189.99 at Sears.

To get back to the topic of General Tao, if you have never made it yourself, it’s super easy and I definitely recommend General Tsao’s chicken recipe available on All Recipes. If you like cooking completely from scratch, then it’s the perfect recipe to follow or you could just do what I do and buy a bottle of General Tao sauce. Once your chicken is cooked, you simply douse it in the sauce and voila — restaurant quality General Tao! Best Buy Canada: $80 Off Cuisinart 15pc Knife Block Set – Now $70 *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

Shipping Best ships orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get this knife block set shipped to you at no extra cost.

(Image Credit: All Recipes)

(Expiry: 29th January 2015 4th May 2015)

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April 16

FoodSaver V2060 Vacuum Sealer was $90 | Now $60 & Free Shipping @ *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 7:30 AM

FoodSaver V2060 Vacuum Sealer was $90 | Now $60 & Free Shipping @ *BUMP* (EXPIRED)

*BUMP This Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer was expired, but now is back at this great price! It sold out so fast the first time, we wanted to make sure those of you who wanted one and missed it, got it this time around.*

Walmart just put the FoodSaver V2060 Vacuum on clearance at a great price to buy. This vacuum sealer was originally $89.96 but is now only $60.

When you are trying to keep your budget lower and save money, one of the bigger cash wasters is food spoilage. Today the FoodSaver V2060 vacuum sealer is on sale and can help you keep food from ending up in the trash can. This vacuum sealer boasts that it keeps your food fresher five times longer. I would recommend using this to stock up on meat when it is on sale, then freezing it. The vacuum-sealed bags will help the meat keep from getting freezer burn in your freezer much longer than a simple freezer bag. The product also suggests you could use this vacuum sealer to persevere fruits and veggies. This would work well to help you preserve some of the bounty from your garden this summer and fall.

This vacuum sealer is white and a compact design. It comes with an accessory kit that Walmart mentions is worth $100. The kit includes an extra starter pack with zipper bags, rolls (of plastic to seal I assume), an accessory hose, a drip tray to catch any excess liquids and a few other accessories. With this bonus pack, you should be able to get started preserving food straight out of the box without extra purchases. If you are interested in picking up additional accessories and plastic to seal, the FoodSaver Accessory Starter Kit is also on clearance and was $49.96, but is now $25.

Price Comparison carries the FoodSaver V2060 for $109.96. You could pick up this same food vacuum @ but you would be paying $119.99. Best Buy Canada carries the V2060 model for a little more @ $129.99. This is a great price @ today in comparison to what else is available online.


There is only one review on Walmart’s site of this system. Though the reviewer is happy, the review is also very short. They did say they would recommend the product to family and friends. Amazon Canada also had some reviews from buyers who seemed to like this unit. Several mentioned it takes a few practice runs to get the hang of how to seal things properly. One also mentioned she uses this to seal small parcels or to vacuum clothing in space saver bags with the accessories.


Walmart has recently changed its shipping policy and introduced a new minimum of $50 to qualify for free shipping. This vacuum sealer will ship to your home completely free based on the new shipping guidelines.

Bargainmoosers, what would you use this vacuum sealer to preserve?

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April 14

Hudson’s Bay Canada: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Truclad 12 Inch Wok Was $250 | Now $75 (FS @ $99)

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Hudsons Bay Canada: Zwilling J.A. Henckels Truclad 12 Inch Wok Was $250 | Now $75 (FS @ $99)

Hudson’s Bay has a fantastic deal on a wok right now. Get the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Truclad 13 inch wok with lid and rack for only $75, with a regular price of $249.99.

I do the majority of the cooking in my family, but when my husband does cook, he likes fried food. Problem is, he doesn’t have a deep fryer. What does he use? My cast iron pan. And when I go to use it, it is full of oil. I told him he needs a new solution for his deep fried love and that solution could be this wok.

While a wok isn’t really for deep frying, I have seen it used for that purpose. With the deep bottom, it is much better than the short-edged pan he is using that splatters my entire kitchen with grease.

When the wok is not filled with oil, I could use it too, for healthier cooking, especially of the Asian recipes that I love. It could even be used for steaming.

It has a patented handle that is ergonomic for those who use it in a traditional wok style for less elbow strain.

At first I wondered if this truly was a good price, I mean $75 seems a bit steep, even if the regular price is $250. But, other stores confirmed that this is a fantastic deal. sells this wok for $169.99. Amazon sells it through the Zwilling secondary seller for $112.

I would have liked to have found a review for this wok, but I think that the name Zwilling J.A. Henckel is a pretty well-known name in kitchenware, so it can be trusted that this is a quality product.

Shipping is typically free on orders over $99 unless you have an HBC card, which means shipping on this item will be free (at $45). Otherwise you are looking at $5.95, which is not too bad.

Photo credit: Blondeeo2

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 25

Sears Canada: Fresco Home 9L Roasting Pan Was $40 | Now $10 + Shipping

Posted by on March 25, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Sears Canada: Fresco Home 9L Roasting Pan Was $40 | Now $10 + Shipping

If you’ve got family coming over for Easter next weekend, you might be scrambling to decide what to cook. You might also wonder what you’ll cook it in. Don’t fret, as Sears has a fantastic deal on today only on the Fresco Home 9L roasting pan with rack. This pan was originally $39.99 and now only $9.99. You’ll have to reach $99 to get free shipping, but if you want the pan alone, your shipping would be around $7.50, which still gives you a savings of over $20.

I really like the look of this pan, with a green exterior. I have roasting pans, but they are all oval. One like this is great for lasagna, which I really enjoy making for family dinners. Because it has a rack, you don’t just have to use it for lasagna and you can cook various meats in there too, like roasts or whole chickens.

The rack and pan are both non-stick so you don’t have to worry about getting the dishes cleaned up afterwards as it should come right clean. The pan itself is made with carbon steel and the side handles are riveted.

Taking a look at Hudson’s Bay, you could pay upwards of $300 for a roasting pan, depending on brand, but you really don’t need to. If it does the same job and looks almost as good, I’m going to pay the $10 instead.

The pan has great reviews with four on the Sears website, three giving it five stars and one giving it four stars.

needed a roaster with a rack in it, this one is fantastic, very easy to clean!!!

If after you get the pan, you are still trying to decide what to make, you could take a few tips from my article 5 Easy & Cheap Ways to Feed a Crowd At Christmas. That breakfast casserole would be great.

(Expiry: 25th March 2015)

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March 3

Hudson’s Bay: Up to 65% Off Mikasa Glassware

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Hudsons Bay: Up to 65% Off Mikasa Glassware

Hudson’s Bay currently has wine goblets, flute glasses, and other beverage glasses on sale for up to 65% off.

The clearance section is ripe with excellent deals on glassware. If you are looking for a pre-made set, then try out the Mikasa Ridgefield Smoke Goblet Set of 4 or the Ridgefield Smoke Wine Glass Set of 4 that are on sale from $90 down to $36 per set. The smoked glass really gives this glassware a distinct look. While these glasses may not match with all dishes, you may find they look smashing with stoneware in deeper colours.

Sometimes a set of four just will not do when six will be dining together. Mikasa also offers sets of six glasses for every occasion that will not break the piggy bank. The Alexandra Red Wine Glasses Set Of 6 were $80 and are now $29.99. These glasses are perfectly shaped for that standard accompaniment to red meat: red wine. Shaped slightly different (though hard to see), this Alexandra White Wine Glasses Set of 6 from Mikasa is also on sale from $80 down to $29.99.

Now, I am not a wine drinker, but I do love a glass of bubbly every now and then. The Alexandra Flute Glasses Set of 6 would be perfect for champagne or even morning mimosas with your lover. Originally $80, they are on sale for $29.99.

Do you already have a set of fancy glasses but one has broken or you need to add to your set for a special event (or an ever-expanding family)? This sale also includes single glasses for many popular sets. I own two Love Story Iced Beverage glasses from Mikasa. They match my china set. However, I only bought two glasses originally and I would prefer four. Originally $35, the love story glasses are on sale for $14 each.

For more of a tumbler style glass, the D Amore New Shape Flame Double Old Fashion will work well. Drop in a bit of brandy and a couple ice-cubes for the perfect evening drink. These glasses can also be used for water (what I would use them for), liqueur, and other hard alcohols. Originally $45, this glass is on sale for $18. If you want a different pattern, then pick up the Arctic Lights Hiball on sale for the same price.

Hudson’s Bay Canada offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more or on orders of $49 for HBC cardholders. Orders under the free shipping minimums start at $5.95 (for under $50) for shipping and go up from there.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 18

My Outlet Store Canada: 60% Off Lagostina Non-Stick Skillet + EXTRA 15% Discount Promo Code

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

My Outlet Store Canada: 60% Off Lagostina Non Stick Skillet + EXTRA 15% Discount Promo Code

Need a couple of new skillets? The Lagostina non-stick skillet is currently on sale from $19 at My Outlet Store and you can use the coupon code SHEEPYEAR to save an additional 15%!

Since shipping is at a flat rate of $4.95 per order, it’s much more worthwhile to get the entire set of these Lagostina pans. There are 3 sizes available:

  • 20cm: now $19 (reg. $46.99)/ with code $16.15
  • 26cm: now $25 (reg. $59.99)/ with code $21.25
  • 30cm: now $29 (reg. $74.99)/ with code $24.65

It’s a heavy-gauge aluminum non-stick pan with a Santoprene cast handle. Although it’s not induction safe, it is oven safe at 350°F. The description doesn’t specifically mention that it’s dishwasher safe, but it does say that hand-washing is recommended.

Although My Outlet Store doesn’t specify what model of Lagostina pans these are, I found the Windsor non-stick skillet at Sears. It looks identical to the one at My Outlet Store and features all of the same description, so I can only assume that it is the same model. Here’s a review from Sears’ product page:

I recently purchased this item on sale. I purchased the 26 cm and the 30 cm models. I like these pans because they heat up very quickly (no need to cook on “high”). The pan is lightweight and food cooks evenly and quickly and doesn’t stick to the pan. I use very little oil when required, or sometimes use a bit of water. This model of pan has a 15 year warranty. I would recommend to anyone.

At Sears, the Lagostina pan is priced at $46.99 for the 20cm one, $59.99 for the 26cm and $74.99 for the 30cm — huge difference from the prices at My Outlet Store!

With regards to the My Outlet Store coupon code that I mentioned above, it can also be applied to save on the following items:

There is no word on when the coupon code expires though, so don’t wait too long to redeem it!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 31

Chefs Star Premier Automatic Milk Frother & Cappuccino Maker Was $90 Now $50 @

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Chefs Star Premier Automatic Milk Frother & Cappuccino Maker Was $90 Now $50 @

The Chefs Star Premier Automatic Milk Frother, Heater and Cappuccino Maker was $90 but now is only $49.99. Shipping is free @ Amazon with a minimum of a $25 purchase, and this product qualifies!

There is no better way to start your morning on a cold winter’s day than with a delicious cup of coffee. This one button push milk frother, heater and cappuccino maker will help you easily create the perfect cup every time. Use it for lattes, cappuccino, hot chocolate or just a warm cup of milk at the end of a long day.

This milk frother is made of stainless steel. I have always noticed that when you are making a good coffee (or someone is making it for you!) a stainless steel carafe is used to heat the milk. I never really questioned why, just assumed stainless steel was superior. Food Service Warehouse has a great article explaining how to froth milk properly. In the article, they say that stainless steel is a better conductor of heat. This means your milk will heat much quicker in stainless steel than a plastic version.

Adding cream to your coffee means that it cools slower because the overall beverage is thicker and more viscous. By heating up the milk in a frother, your coffee cools even more slowly as both the coffee and the milk start hot. For another great article on the physics of coffee and cream, check out this great article by Modern Cuisine. You will be a well-informed coffee sommelier just in time your new frother to arrive. has a Hamilton Beach Melitta Milk Frother on sale for $51.99 but it has a black plastic exterior. Staples has a Krups Automatic Milk Frother that is currently $99.97. Costco has the Krups version also for $115. Hudson’s Bay also carries a similar milk frother, the NESPRESSO Aeroccino Plus, which costs $99.95. After searching a little more it seems most of the stainless steel versions all run around $100. The black plastic versions are less expensive than the stainless steel but are a lower overall quality.

Overall people seem pretty happy with this product. This frother has 22 reviews and has a four and a half star rating.

Fast and fluffy! Good for coffee and hot chocolate and makes enough froth for topping two cups of drinks. The only slight drawback is that you need to rinse carefully. The interior canister is not removable for washing.

Most of the reviewers call the Nespresso version the gold standard, but this also does the job. One reviewer mentioned easily being able to heat almond milk. The same person also said you cannot heat commercial coffee creamers in this frother, which would not have occurred to me to try. Maybe just stick to milk and almond milk.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
January 27

Home Outfitters: 20% to 25% Off Printable Coupon

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Home Outfitters: 20% to 25% Off Printable Coupon

We haven’t blogged about Home Outfitters is a bit, so I thought we should feature this nice new printable coupon for them. Receive 25% off one regular-priced item when you pay with your HBC card, or receive 20% off when you pay with any other tender.

The coupon excludes All-Clad, Smart Buys, Saeco, Dyson, Le Creuset, Breville The Boss blender, and Jura. While I mourn the exclusion of Le Creuset (coated cast-iron rocks!), that leaves a million other brands to purchase with this printable coupon.

Home Outfitters was one of the places I had my wedding registry. From there, I had some items for my bathroom listed (shower curtain, toothbrush holder, matching cup, etc.) and items for the kitchen. Our Green Pan cookware set came from Home Outfitters as well as our bedding set, which has survived fairly well until now (the comforter now has a small tear in it). This coupon does not exclude any bedding, so find yourself a beautiful Nautica bed-in-a-bag set. That will get you a comforter, set of sheets, and pillowcases… all for 25% off (with your HBC card).

Speaking of bedding, sheets seem to be rather expensive these days for anything of quality. I should pop into my local Home Outfitters and see if they sell organic cotton sheets. If so, then this coupon is already used as my husband says we need another set in rotation!

I actually found the absolutely perfect waffle maker but did not buy it myself, only to never be able to find it again. It made six square waffles and the plates were removable. They also flipped over and had a grill on the other side. It was the best waffle maker but when you are planning a wedding, you just do not buy yourself a waffle maker. Unfortunately, I cannot find that exact model anymore. If I could find it again, I would use my 25% off printable coupon on that maker. I think it was by Cuisinart.

While this printable coupon does seem a bit limited as you can only use it on regular priced items, and only on one item, it really is a very good deal. Kitchen, bedding, and housewares tend to be expensive so 25% off something that costs a couple hundred dollars can be a rather large savings.

(Expiry: 5th February 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 24

Walmart Canada: Wilton Eclipse Kettle Only $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Walmart Canada: Wilton Eclipse Kettle Only $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Walmart Canada has the Wilton Eclipse Kettle on sale from $19.88 down to only $10 with free shipping.

I assume the ‘original’ price of this kettle at Walmart Canada is already a sale or rollback price. When price comparing I found the same kettle at Staples Canada for $49.50 at Kitchen Stuff Plus for $34.99. While Walmart’s kettle says Wilton and Kitchen Stuff Plus’s kettle says Copco – the Copco is part of Wilton Industries – they are the same kettle.

The Eclipse kettle holds 2 quarts of water. With a large mouth, it is easy to fill and easy to clean and comes with a tight fitting lid to keep your contents hot. This is a whistling kettle, and a one-hand release will lift the whistle to allow for safe pouring. Most people will purchase this kettle for the great price and for the soft-grip handle. Not only will it make pouring comfortable, it will keep your hand from coming in direct contact with the metal.

This is not an electric kettle, but some people prefer to heat their water the old-fashioned way. When I lived on my own, I used to have a stovetop kettle instead of an electric kettle. I am not sure if the water tastes different but the kettle certainly takes up less counter space. With all the appliances they sell you these days, it just seems that counter space is always at a premium.

There are not many reviews on this kettle, but the one on Walmart said:

Seems like a good kettle. As another poster said, don’t put the heat too high on it – that’s when you run into problems. I decided to limit the heat to 7 (out of 10) on the burner and it works great. I wouldn’t expect it not to work well, since it is only a kettle (not electric).

It is a very good idea not to turn the heat up to maximum. A kettle I had started to leak water out a seam at the bottom, and I think that was because it was turned up far too high all the time. Have a little patience with your kettle and the water will boil without needing to crank the heat up to maximum.

Walmart Canada’s price is well below the price of other retailers and has free shipping so snap this deal up while it is still available.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (4 votes)