October 5

70% Off Misfit Flash Fitness Monitor – Now $15 @ MEC *HOT*

Posted by on October 5, 2015 at 11:53 AM

70% Off Misfit Flash Fitness Monitor   Now $15 @ MEC *HOT*

If you are getting on the fitness band wagon yet do not have a lot of money to spend on one of those fancy-shmancy fitness bands, then pick up the Misfit Flash Fitness Monitor on sale from $50 down to just $15! Shipping will only run you $6.50 for orders under $50. Orders of $50 or more are shipped free.

This is a lower budget version of the FitBit and other fitness bands you see out there. Like the other devices, this is a wearable monitor that straps to your wrist. Unlike the others, you can also clip this monitor to your clothing. The Misfit tracks your activity and sleep patterns. Your daily walking, swimming or cycling is monitored and you can see how active you are at the end of the day. I like that it also tracks your hours of sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 11

86%+ Off Kid’s MEC Sun Hats Were $22 – $23 | Now $3 @ Mountain Equipment Co-op

Posted by on September 11, 2015 at 3:30 PM

86%+ Off Kids MEC Sun Hats Were $22   $23 | Now $3 @ Mountain Equipment Co op

I have a lovely deal for you at Mountain Equipment Co-op. The MEC Seashore Sun Hat (Infants to Children) and the MEC Soleil Hat (Infants to Youths) are on sale for 86 to 87% off their original price! The Seashore Sun Hat was $22 and is now just $3. The Soleil Hat was $23 and is now just $3.

Each hat comes in two different colours and each colour has a large selection of sizes still available. Let us start with the Seashore Hat. This had is made of organically grown cotton and spandex jersey fabric. The soft jersey fabric easily stuffs into a beach bag or diaper bag for toting around. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 28

Roundup of The Best & Coolest Preschool Backpack Deals For Back To School

Posted by on July 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Roundup of The Best & Coolest Preschool Backpack Deals For Back To School

Most of us probably don’t want to think about it, but back to school is really just around the corner. Rather than doing the mad rush on the Labour Day weekend, why not be prepared and get what you need now? There is not a kid in school who doesn’t need a backpack – starting from preschool all the way to medical school. If last year’s pack just isn’t going to cut it for your youngest, check out this roundup of backpack deals for the preschool set.

If your children are entering daycare, preschool or kindergarten, you know you want something super cute on their backs. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 12

MEC Canada: Ambler Kids’ Beanies Were $25 | Now $9 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

MEC Canada: Ambler Kids Beanies Were $25 | Now $9 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

While exploring the clearance section, I ran across these adorable handmade Ambler beanies for children. Originally $25 per beanie, they are now on sale for $9 each. Until end of day today, MEC Canada is also offering free shipping no minimum, this it is a great time to buy these cute little hats.

There is something really special about these Ambler beanies. They are handmade in Nepal in an effort to help give safe, sustainable employment to women workers. These hats are part of the Ambler’s Himalayan Collection, which aims to help the women in Nepal learn a skilled trade and create a livelihood to support themselves and their families. Buying Ambler beanies helps empower these women.

There are five beanie styles in this sale.

The Ambler Froggie Beanie is perfect for your amphibian loving kid. Two green frogs rise out of the front of the beanie to create visual interest and a raised profile. The beanie comes in either tomato or azure. I think the azure is the nicest colour as it reminds me of frogs coming out of a pond.

Next, the Ambler Garden Beanie is perfect for the child who loves flowers. With a band of posies around the head, this little beanie is adorable! It also comes with ear flaps to keep your little one warm. Made of wool, the beanie is lined with fleece for extra warmth and comfort. The beanie comes in tropical or amethyst colour combinations.

The Ambler Chickadee Beanie has a gigantic pompom on the top that matches the trim around the bottom. There are different colour chicks all around the hat for a fun and vibrant toque. This toque comes in white or pink and I cannot decide which I like best.

I wish that the Ambler Pond Beanie came in adult sizes because I know someone who would love this beanie. This beanie features four fabulous pond creatures: duck, fish, turtle, and frog. It also comes with ear flaps to keep your child warm with fleece lining. I like the toques with ear flaps best. Choose from blueberry or heather grey/orange.

Lastly, the Ambler Coeur Beanie has all the hearts your little one could desire. With three felted hearts and a button detail, this is one cute hat. The beanie comes in lilac or pink.

Free shipping expires tonight.

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July 11

MEC Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum This Weekend (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 11, 2015 at 10:18 AM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum This Weekend (EXPIRED)

Normally you’d have to spend $50 to get free shipping from Mountain Equipment Co-op, but this weekend they’ve got free shipping with no minimum.

Having a new trailer, this store very much excites me. They’ve got a great family camping section with Instagram pics and lots of fun tools for family camping.

When you are camping, one thing you really don’t want to bring is ice cream. It would melt too easily, but its funny because that is one thing you crave outside on a hot and sunny day. Problem solved with this YayLabs softshell ice cream ball. Using simple ingredients, your kids can kick the ball around and make ice cream at the same time. Mind. Blown. This is $35 well spent and you don’t even have to go into the store and have it shipped to you free.

If you like roasting marshmallows, I’d take a look at all the fun things you can do with them while camping. I can’t wait for nightfall now!

Of course, being a frugal Mooser, I had a look at the clearance section, because I love to pair free shipping deals with clearance items.

I’ve noticed lately a lot of my husband’s favourite tees have holes in them. He doesn’t have to suffer like that and I can get him these MEC crew tee short sleeve tops for only $12, regularly $18. they look comfortable and soft and the best part: no holes.

The last thing anyone wants to think about is back to school, but trust me, it will be here before we know it. If you have a little one entering kindergarten, this MEC kinder book bag is perfect for them. I actually bought one for my little guy whose Walmart-quality bag ripped in January and had been using a too-small preschool bag for the rest of the year. Watch the video to see how great this bag is. I got the grey and yellow, but they have a number of colours. Regularly $32, it is now $22 with the free shipping as a bonus on top. I’m actually excited to cross one item off my list for the back to school shopping!

In order to make any purchase at MEC, you do need to be a member, but the cost is only $5 and lasts a lifetime.

(Expiry: 12th July 2015)

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April 9

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 3:11 PM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Receive free expedited shipping with no minimum purchase at Mountain Equipment Co-op right now. This is the best deal they have all year; I suggest taking advantage of it!

Seriously, this is one of my favourite outdoor stores. I always enjoyed visiting it in person (I lived one block from a MEC) and I love shopping their clearance section online. Items start at only $1.50 and go up from there. There are many items on sale for 70% off their original price. This is a deal worth checking out.

My husband does not need any more jackets, but I still mentioned the sale to him because this is one of MEC’s best offers. This MEC Short‑Sleeved T‑Shirt (Men’s) comes in three different colours. Originally $15, the shirt is on sale for a mere $7. That is about the same price you would pay for a men’s Old Navy shirt on sale. Sizes small, medium, and XXL are still in stock between the three colours: grey, black, and white.

For the kids, I like this MEC Crown Hat ‑ Infants to Youths (Kids’) available in bottle green, pink sorbet, or dark Neptune blue. The hat was $16 and is now on sale for $9. Best of all, there are matching gloves available. The MEC Roaster Mitts ‑ Infants (Kids’) were $14 and are now $8. All three colours are available in these gloves to match your child’s new hat.

For women, nothing beats shirts for $10 or less. Check out the MEC Essence Tee (Women’s) that was $29 and is now just $10. Two colour options are available with sizes large and extra-large in stock. The MEC Cap Sleeve Tee (Women’s) was $22 and is now on sale for $9. This is a great little basic black t-shirt. It is also funny; the cap sleeve shirt is in stock in the sizes that the essence tee is out of stock. Choose from sizes extra-small, small, and medium.

I am actually buying something (as soon as I find my membership #) from the clearance sale now that MEC is offering free shipping. The MEC Roll Up Rope Tarp was $16.50 and is now $9. I really need one to keep cats off the convertible top of my car. They go up there to sleep and then dent the paint job. This tarp is just what I need to keep the roof of my car safe from my neighbours’ felines. With free shipping, this is now the time to buy.

A MEC membership is only $5 for your lifetime.

(Expiry: 14th April 2015)

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March 31

MEC: Oiselle Flyer Jacket Was $149 | Now $69 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 7:12 PM

MEC: Oiselle Flyer Jacket Was $149 | Now $69 & Free Shipping

Spring is coming… to some parts of Canada. Here in BC, runners and walkers are out in full force. Mountain Equipment Co-op has discounted the Oiselle Flyer Jacket from $149 down to $69. As the jacket costs over $50, it will ship to your home for free.

Mountain Equipment Co-op always has fantastic deals in their sale section. I was looking for a backpack when I came across the deal on this light jacket. I found the Oiselle jacket appealing for various reasons. First, the jacket is wind resistant and rain proof. Most jackets with those two features are also terribly loud and somewhat stiff. However, this jacket is nice and soft and it is not loud when your arms rub against your torso while out running or just running for the bus.

This jacket is extremely lightweight and packs up super small. Other features include front pockets with zippers, elasticized cuffs, draw cord at bottom hem, and reflective graphics on the front and back for safety when running at night or in low light.

Pick up the Oiselle Flyer Jacket for women in flame pink or fresh green, which looks more like a yellow. Sizes medium, large, and extra-large are available between the two colour options.

I found a few other jackets on sale around 50% off or more. This Prana Conrad Jacket was $125 and is now on sale for $59. The men’s jacket is available in sizes small and medium. The deep teal colour is different and this men’s jacket has interior ventilation and plenty of pockets for valuables.

This MEC Kimberlite Jacket is another good choice for women who cannot find their size in the Oiselle above. The Kimberlite jacket is more for everyday wear. This jacket has quilted insulation underneath a water-resistant exterior. Keep warm and keep dry at the same time. With the longer length, your butt and hips stay warm as well. Originally $139, the jacket is now on sale for $68. Sizes extra-small and small are still in stock.

If you are shipping at Mountain Equipment Co-op then you should check out their lower priced items as well. These MEC Humboldt SQ 2mm Fingerless Gloves are a great add on item. Originally $19, they are now $5. Pick up an inexpensive toque as well. The MEC Penitentes Toque (Unisex) was $10 and is now $5.

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March 2

MEC: Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack Was $145 | Now $81 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM

MEC: Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack Was $145 | Now $81 & Free Shipping

Mountain Equipment Co-op discounted their ever-popular Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack from $145 down to $81. As MEC offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more, this travel pack will ship for free.

This travel pack is just what you need for backpacking across Europe or any other fun adventure you have planned. I would love to forget the suitcase and just use this travel pack for a couple weeks’ vacation in Iceland. Iceland is not a country you want to haul a suitcase around, as it requires a fair bit of walking.

This Supercontinent travel pack has all the features you need as a backpacker. The travel pack is made with a plastic framesheet, aluminum stay, and contoured, padded shoulder straps with hipbelt. The air dot foam back panel covered in mesh promotes air circulation and comfort.

There are two different sizes of travel pack but the price remains the same. Choose from Short/Standard or Standard/Long depending upon your torso length. The main vertical front pocket unzips to expand bellows-style. This feature gives you extra capacity when you need it and a lower profile when you do not need as much space. For the short/standard pack, you receive an extra 8L space and for the standard/long you receive an extra 11L of space.

The Supercontinent 45 Travel Pack has a luggage mode where a cover zips over the harnesses and there is carrying handles. A reviewer commended the backpack’s ability to unzip all the way down, like a suitcase. She said it was one of the best features and comes in very handy when backpacking. Here is an excerpt from another review:

I used this bag for travelling through Europe (2 weeks) and Cuba (2 weeks). The bag was great for moving from one place to another, fits well on my back and it is very comfortable. the side straps are very useful to keep your bag tight; I have taken 6 flights already with this back and always took it as carry on, no complaint from the airlines.

Some reviewers were concerned that the pack might be too long for carry-on, but the above reviewer has had no problems. If you are concerned about length, then purchase the short/standard sized pack.

The pack comes in Sherwood (green) or midnight blue. Both colours are on sale and still in stock as of this post.

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January 19

MEC: Women’s Shoes Were $60 to $65 | Now $15 Each & FS on $50

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 3:53 PM

MEC: Womens Shoes Were $60 to $65 | Now $15 Each & FS on $50

Mountain Equipment Co-op has a selection of women’s shoes on sale from $60 to $65 retail price, marked down to just $15 per pair. There are three styles to choose from and many sizes still in stock.

The first shoes I found were the Freewaters Maggie Shoes. Originally $65, the shoes are on sale for $15 per pair. These are a medium-weight travel shoe with a flexible sole and an upper made of cotton canvas. The shoes are completely vegan and pack up nicely for transportation. The shoe laces are waxed, though I am not sure what that does. Maybe it keeps them from fraying? There are two colours to choose from and a few sizes in stock:

  • Tan: 11
  • Black: 7, 8, 9, 10

All sizes are noted as ‘m’ for medium width.

Next, we have the Cushe Lamu Shoes that were $60 and are now $15. These are a low-profile loafer perfect for summer days in the sun. The molded PU foot bed offers arch support and the upper canvas is breathable. They also have very colourful foot beds to brighten your day. I think these would look lovely with a breezy dress or a flowing skirt. The shoes just look like they are made for a vacation in the Bahamas! The Cushe Lamu comes in two colours and uses European sizing:

  • Blue Multi: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Sand: 38, 39, 40, 41

Lastly, the Cushe Vespadrille Shoes are my favourite. Originally $65, they are now on sale for $15. These shoes look like a hybrid between a sneaker and an espadrille. They have curved sides, laces, and an espadrille style heel while still having a sneaker style forward sole for grip. They also look super comfortable and come in funky prints. Wear them with jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. The following two colours and few sizes are available:

  • Blue Multi: 37, 39, 40, 41
  • Off White/Red: 40

On each pair of shoes, you are saving at least 75%, so I do not see how you can possibly go wrong with this deal. At only $15 per pair, pick up one for your next beach vacation. There are so many sizes still available that I think sizes 7 through 11 are completely covered between the three shoes.

Now, Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. If your order is less than that, then MEC has a flat shipping rate of just $6.50.

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January 12

MEC: 75% Off Free Spirit Sport Top – Now $9

Posted by on January 12, 2015 at 12:42 PM

MEC: 75% Off Free Spirit Sport Top   Now $9

Mountain Equipment Co-op has an amazing clearance section with up to 75% off fitness and athletic clothing, accessories, gear, and more. I spotted this women’s MEC Free Spirit Sport Top on sale from $36 down to just $9.

This athletic top features a body fit, which is tight, with no room to spare. The Free Spirit top is made of a soft jersey knit polyester and LYCRA blend with a double layer in the chest area for modesty and additional support. There is a light support built-in shelf bra with removable pads. The shirt features my favourite back style: the crossover racer-back.

You can choose from pink punch (available in sizes large and extra-large) or dusty aqua (available in sizes medium, large, and extra-large).

Now, out of three reviews, a couple mention that their usual size top was a bit larger than they would have liked. Therefore, if you enjoy a snug fit as the body fit is supposed to give, you may want to size down. Here is one such review:

I bought this top in clearance and have to say that I am very happy with my purchase. I had to go a size down as it does fit to body and was a bit large in my regular size. It is light weight and worked well on my bike ride and in my yoga session.

If this shirt is not available in your size, I have a few other recommendations from the sale. The MEC Hera Top is an excellent alternative and comes in all sizes except extra-small. Originally $36, the top is now on sale for $10. This top is available in pink punch and has a racer back style (teardrop shaped) and a built in bra that is best for A or B cups.

I also recommend the MEC Vitality Short‑Sleeved Tee for only a few dollars more. Originally $42, the shirt is on sale for $15. There are many sizes available and two different colours as well.

No shirt is complete without a bottom so check out the MEC Terra Nova Skirt that was $46 and is now only $15. There are many sizes still available in both colour options.

The clearance section at MEC is loaded with clearance deals on athletic wear right now so browse around for other great deals. Receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Order under $50 cost $6.50 to ship.

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October 21

MEC Canada: Up to 52% Off Winter Beanies for Kids – Now $12

Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

MEC Canada: Up to 52% Off Winter Beanies for Kids   Now $12

It is important to keep your children’s ears and head warm in the winter. Enter this fun little sale by Mountain Equipment Co-op! Get little beanies for your kids’ heads for just $12 apiece and save up to 52%.

Without further ado, beanies! Here are the cute little hats you can stick on your tot’s heads.

There is a good selection of beanies with a couple different colours to choose from for some beanies. Some sizes are sold out, but between all the beanies, you can find all kids sizes represented right now.

I really like the PolarKnit beanie because it has a face of a polar bear on it. It is available in brown or purple but the purple looks way better as it is a better contrast between the black outlines of the bear. The hat comes in S/M or M/L and the purple has both sizes in stock currently. I am sure many kids would love to wear a bear on their head. It might encourage them to keep their toque on.

My second favourite is the Ambler Skogan Beanie because of the sweet little earflaps. I still remember my ears getting so cold I could barely feel them. I am not sure how many times my poor little ears got frostbite! Natural is available in small/medium only but I think that colour would get dirty quick. I prefer the earth colour, which has both sizes still in stock.

The Ambler beanies are extra cool because they are hand-knit in Nepal in clean, safe conditions by people who are paid equitable wages. They are also made of 100% hand-dyed wool, which is super warm and guaranteed to keep little heads and ears protected from the elements. Wool has a unique property of being an excellent insulator even when it is wet, which is why it is often used as an outer layer for coats in places like Iceland and other Northern countries.

Receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more at MEC. If your order is under $50, shipping is just $6.50 or you can pick up in store.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 31

MEC Canada: Infant Sun Suit Only $24 (Was $35)

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM

MEC Canada: Infant Sun Suit Only $24 (Was $35)

Want to keep your baby out of the sun without adding chemical sunscreens to his/her body? Try a sun suit, like this Level Six Aurora/Apollo infant sun suit from Mountain Equipment Co-op. It is regularly $35, now only $24.

I am all about the sun suits for my children. I figure the less skin that shows, the better off we are. I hate sunscreen because I’m afraid of the harmful chemicals in there, and I think a sun suit is a more natural way of protecting them from the sun. I don’t have to worry about it washing off, not getting applied right or getting in their eyes.

This is a great price for a sun suit as I’ve paid up to $50 for high-quality ones in the past. It looks like the red and white is the only one on clearance, with the pink and the blue being the regular $35. Also, size 2 is sold out, with only sizes 0 and 1 left. These suits are stretchy though, and I’ve been known to use the same one for a few years and just let them get a little short in the legs and arms.

The suit has a 50+ UPF rating and is chlorine and saltwater resistant, so it is great for the pool, the beach or even the backyard sprinkler. I love that the zipper is designed as off-centre so the bellies don’t get chafed when babies do what they do. The zipper also makes it easy to do diaper changes, which you know you’ll have to do at this age! You could go freestyle at the beach if you want to take that chance.

You’ll need to spend another $26 to get free shipping and reach the $50 threshold.

(Photo credit: l’interdit)

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February 19

MEC Canada: Toaster Bunting Suit Now $45 (Was $95)

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

MEC Canada: Toaster Bunting Suit Now $45 (Was $95)

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada has a great discount on this MEC Toaster Bunting Suit (Infants’). Originally $95, the suit is on sale for just $45.

If you are planning on playing in the snow or just taking your little one out in the dead of winter, then these suits are imperative to keep your wee one cozy. This suit is available in your choice of three colours: dark denim, racing red, and field berry. It is also available in three sizes: 6M, 12M, and 18M.

This insulated one-piece suit has a water repellent finish, attached toggle free hood, interior fleece-lined collar, elasticized wrist with polyester fleece storm cuffs, and integrated mitts. The dual front zippers allow for easy on / off and quick diaper access. On top of that, the zippers have full coverage storm flaps. This suit has it all, including an ID tag so you can check which baby is yours once they are all bundled up (just kidding).

MEC offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. You might want to see if there is anything else in their clearance section you want to top up your cart with.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 2

MEC Canada: GPS Goggle Module Only $270 (Was $420)

Posted by on January 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

MEC Canada: GPS Goggle Module Only $270 (Was $420)

MEC has a great deal on a Recon Instruments Mod Live GPS goggle module, now only $269, was $420.

This is a pretty specialized item, but it has great reviews for those who could use something like this. Basically it converts any Recon-ready goggles into a heads-up display where you can do a whole bunch of stuff! You can monitor stats, navigate, communicate and even make movies. It has a widescreen micro-LCD window that will display your data in real time.

With a Bluetooth capable Android operating system, you can connect wirelessly to smartphones where you can access your music, text messages and even your caller ID, right in your goggles. It also tracks your speed, jump airtime, GPS location, total distance travelled, temperature, altitude and so much more. If you have other friends who are Recon-equipped, you can locate them using this device’s tracking feature.

The modular system just snaps in to your Recon-ready frame and is compatible with goggles from Uvex, Alpina and Briko.

This review is very honest and tells you this item is worth a look:

If you haven’t tried it, do it do it. So fun! If you’re big mountain or park, there’s something in it for you. It’s all about checking out your last run on the chairlift, then checking out your entire day on Google Maps when you get home. Crazy.

This item will ship free, as it is over the $50 minimum.

Photo Credit: Cavorite

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October 26

MEC Canada: Smartwool Run Skort Was $89 | Now $29

Posted by on October 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

MEC Canada: Smartwool Run Skort Was $89 | Now $29

Are you a runner? If so, pick up a great deal on this MEC Smartwool PdD Run Skort for women. Originally $89, the skirt is on sale for $29.

You save $60 off the original price and really get the skirt for quite a deal. Save it for next year’s running season, if it is already a bit too cold for running skirts this year. Between the two colours, black or purple, all sizes are still available: sizes XS through large. A skort is pretty much a skirt and short combo that provides both comfort and coverage. The material is a merino wool, nylon, elastane blend that provides natural wicking away of moisture, and cooling. The inner short is seamlessly constructed for comfort with mesh venting in high heat zones.

For only $29 a pair, this is sure to be a good buy.

MEC offers free shipping on $50 or more, so you might want to throw two into your cart. You can also have some items shipped to your local store for free. Other than that, orders under $50 ship for $6.50.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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