September 10

Dell: Microsoft Office 365 Personal Download Was $69 | Now $59 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 10, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Dell: Microsoft Office 365 Personal Download Was $69 | Now $59 (EXPIRED)

As one of Dell Canada’s daily deals, they have discounted Microsoft Office 365 Personal – English – 1 Year Subscription from $69.99 down to $69 down to $59. All orders at Dell Canada come with free shipping but this is a license key download so shipping is not necessary.

I am blogging this deal because everyone uses this software these days. Seriously, if you are a student then you must have Microsoft Word for writing assignments. Many households across Canada use Excel spreadsheets for budgeting their household’s income. Skype is one of the most popular ways to talk with friends long-distance without long-distance charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 28

Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker Was $25 | Now $13 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Posted by on August 28, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker Was $25 | Now $13 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

This may be my favourite deal of the day! Microsoft Canada had discounted the Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker MD-1C from $24.99 down to $12.99 each with free shipping. Choose from orange, green, or black – they are all still in stock.

The beauty of these little speakers is their ability to daisy-chain together: this means you can connect two or three or four speakers together and have them all blasting what you have on your iPod or smartphone at the time. This is a really cool feature that is usually seen in wired speakers that cost a lot more than this! Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19

Beats Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $148 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Posted by on August 19, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Beats Solo 2 On Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $148 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Headphones are one of my major technological loves and I know a lot of people who would agree with me just based on the brand name headphones they are sporting. Beats are in major demand but they have a pretty high cost associated with them usually. However, Microsoft Canada has just discounted a couple sets of Beats Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones from $219.99 down to just $147.99 with free shipping. Trust me, their price cannot be beat!

I totally spent my headset quota for the month already, but this is a fantastic deal that you should not miss. I price compared these headphones with other online retailers where they cost: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 3

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Microsoft Canada has discounted this lovely little Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop from $499 down to $327 with free shipping.

This is a respectable laptop for everyday use. The laptop comes with:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24 mm) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i3-5005U
  • 4GB memory
  • 1TB HDD

In fact, this unit is a bit above your normal ‘basic’ laptop. You receive a huge 1TB hard drive and the screen is actually a touchscreen, like a tablet screen. I love these little laptop / tablet cross-breeds as you get so used to moving things around with your fingers on a tablet and smart phone only to revert back to a mouse on your desktop. Now, you receive the best of both worlds. One reviewer said:

I received it yesterday. At this price, it is really an amazing machine. Everything works well now and the touch screen works very well. I like it!

This would be an excellent laptop for school, university, and just for playing around with at home. I could see this fulfilling most people’s needs for a laptop unless you run a business or work online for a living.

I would like to impart to you the importance if signature edition laptops. Most computers these days come with an enormous amount of bloatware. That is software that manufacturers load on to new computers. This bloatware can be up to 60 or so programs, often higher. Toshiba is one of the worst offenders, with Sony and Lenovo close behind. You cannot just factory restore your computer as they are making OS images that include the bloatware. Essentially, it re-installs when you reinstall the OS.

Bloatware is bad. It can slow down any computer to a snail’s pace – even computers with really fast processors. I and a dear friend of mine are learning that on his Lenovo with an i7 processor. Now, Signature Edition Laptops do not have ANY bloatware or third-party trial-ware on them. These are CLEAN computers. Given my very recent experience with bloatware, I do not think I would buy any other computer in the future except for a Microsoft Signature Edition (or an Apple).

I have heard that the warranty is with Microsoft since you are buying the computer from them. However, you can transfer the warranty to Dell at no cost (if you want to).

(Expiry: unknown)

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July 2

Microsoft Office: Free Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & Outlook Apps

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Microsoft Office: Free Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & Outlook Apps

My dear Moosers! Long have we awaited the arrival of decent word processing software for our mobile devices. Well, wait no more as Microsoft is now offering the entire Microsoft Office Suite as FREE apps that you can download individually.

Previously, you received these apps with your Microsoft 365 subscription. However, Microsoft is now offering the apps free of charge for all Android devices, iPhones, Microsoft phones, tablets, and 2-in-1 computers.

You can download the entire suite, or download each app individually. While I usually use the Apple apps on my phone, as I already purchased them, my computer is a PC and I use Word, Excel, and OneNote on it regularly. It is exciting to think that I can get the same apps on my phone now.

The Microsoft Office suite includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Outlook

Click the arrows beside each program (through the link above) to just download that program. The entire office suite is available through the larger download button.

I have linked directly to the android version, but you can download Office and its applications for tablets and Apple devices. Merely scroll to the bottom to change your device.

I just downloaded Word as it is a program I use every single day on my computer. From my understanding, the free version has limited functionality but should still be able to open and edit documents, as well as create new ones without the 354 subscription.

While not included in the Microsoft Office bundle, you may also download these other Microsoft Apps free of charge:

  • OneNote
  • Lync 2013
  • OneDrive
  • Skype
  • Yammer
  • OneDrive for Business (iPhone)
  • Office Lens (Microsoft phone)

I already use Skype – even though it is a major power hog – and just downloaded OneNote. Out of all the other programs that Microsoft uses, I probably use OneNote the most. It is excellent for jotting down quick note, doing calculations, creating tables to keep track of spending, time, etc. It is, essentially, Excel for dummies when you take advantage of its calculation abilities.

As is to be expected, these apps are quite large and require a lot of space. While the entire Microsoft Office bundle is popular, I would only download the individual apps you need to retain as much open memory as possible. With only a 16GB phone, these apps really take up room.

Note: you will need to create a Microsoft account to use these apps.

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 13

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Posted by on June 13, 2015 at 4:12 PM

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Microsoft Canada really has a sporting prince in Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One. As the Xbox one is still a relatively new console, games for this console are popular acquisitions when on sale. Originally $49.99, the game has been discounted to $11.99 with free shipping.

Slip this under the door of your teenage son or daughter to be ‘parent of the year’ or give it to your husband for Father’s Day if he is a gamer. Either way, this game is an affordable small gift that says ‘I love you’ and ‘have a good time’ all at once.

We have seen stellar deals on this game for other consoles before: the PS3 and Xbox 360 for sure. However, this is the first time I have seen this game that low for the Xbox One. Here are the prices at a few other online retailers:

  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.97 @ Staples Canada (OOS)
  • $59.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $19.99 + shipping @ EB Games
  • $28.88 @ Walmart Canada

As you can see, there is a WIDE range of prices for this game and Microsoft Canada beats them all. I also price compared at Amazon Canada, but Amazon does not have the game in stock – you would need to buy from a secondary marketplace seller and pay for shipping.

Just yesterday, a reviewer was thrilled at the price of this game, which he just purchased. He also said that he received the game very quickly: only three days after his purchase. Evidently, Microsoft Canada also has very quick shipping.

Microsoft does not have any reviews of the actual game itself, thus I borrowed one from best Buy Canada:

This is the most amazing version from Call of Duty. I liked all the missions their graphic are awesome. I liked the story. The multiplier is very good.

In fact, the vast majority of reviews for this game are quite positive. Thus, it really boggles my mind why a game like this would be so steeply discounted. I am not going to complain though!

This is a really hot deal and I expect the game to sell out quickly once the online community sees this deal. Pick a copy up for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 10

Microsoft Canada: Halo Wireless Mobile Mouse Was $30 | Now $15 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Microsoft Canada: Halo Wireless Mobile Mouse Was $30 | Now $15 & Free Shipping

Microsoft Canada has discounted the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: Master Chief from $29.95 down to $14.95 with free shipping.

This is not a gaming mouse. Rather, it is a regular Microsoft 3500 wireless mouse with BlueTrack Technology that has a nifty paint job. I find it an odd combination: regular mouse with a gaming theme, but what do I know. I do think it looks stylish and the last time I helped a friend of mine find a new mouse on a budget, I recommended he pick up this beauty. Oddly enough, he preferred a plain blue mouse. Then again, he is not a gamer.

The appeal of this mouse is two-fold. First, this is a limited edition mouse that will not be available for long. I always like limited edition items as it reduces the chance of everyone else owning the same mouse that I do. Secondly, this mouse actually looks really cool with one of those Halo guys (you can tell I do not play Halo) on the one side.

Outside of appearance, this functions like a basic mouse. BlueTrack technology helps your mouse laser glide over different surfaces. The tiny transceiver plugs into one of your computer’s USB ports. When not in use, the receiver stores in the bottom of your mouse. This mouse can last up to eight months on a single battery. When it is time to replace the battery, there is a power indicator to let you know. The mouse is powered by a AA alkaline battery (included) and has a range of up to 15 feet, which is typical.
I found this same mouse for $29.99 @ EB Games and for $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada. On EB Games, the mouse has a 3.86/5 rating with over 10 votes. Essentially, this is a standard 3500 Microsoft Mouse with a great paint job. I think it is fun and a little different. Great for the dorm room or for your home office, this mouse is good for Halo players and non-gamers alike. At only $15 with free shipping, it is a solid purchase.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 5

Microsoft Canada: Yezz Billy 4.7 Unlocked Was $179 | Now $119

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

Microsoft Canada: Yezz Billy 4.7 Unlocked Was $179 | Now $119

Are you looking to save money on your cell phone bill this year? As of June 3rd, you can now get out of your three-year cell phone contract for only a small admin fee and upgrade your phone and your plan. For a new phone, I suggest purchasing the Yezz Billy 4.7″ unlocked cell phone that was $179 and is now $119 with free shipping.

First, this cell phone is unlocked so you may take it to any carrier that supports these phones. This means, you can negotiate the best plan per month and transfer companies at any time when a competitor comes out with a better cell plan. Here are a few carriers this phone is and is not compatible with:

Billy 4.7 is compatible with the GSM carrier Rogers, also compatible with HSPA+ carriers; including Bell, MTS, SaskTel and Telus. Phone will not work with Vidéotron, Wind, EastLink, Mobilicity or any other carrier that use AWS HSPA+ Band

You should contact your desired phone carrier before purchasing this phone.

The Yezz Billy features a huge 4.7″ IPS HD display. There is a built-in 8MP camera and 8GB ROM/1GB RAM. The phone comes preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 software. I do not have much experience with Microsoft phone software, but it would integrate very well with any Windows 8 software on your computer. One reviewer said:

This thing is smoking fast… It runs as fast as an iPhone 6! And it looks like and iPhone 6 – only slimmer and lighter… Microsoft Canada: Yezz Billy 4.7 Unlocked Was $179 | Now $119 In terms of hardware, this is a super star. The drawbacks come with software naturally… Not all apps are available and some are made really poorly..

The plain truth of cell plans and phones is buying outright will save you money. While you may get a discount on a shiny new cell phone when you sign up for a two-year contract, the plans cost more than monthly cell bills when you bring your own phone.

I just encouraged my mother to pay outright for a smart phone – $150 – and go on a month-to-month plan. Her month-to-month plan costs $53, while the same plan on contract would have cost her $80 per month. With that savings of $27 per month, the value of her new cell phone is paid off within six-months and then she starts saving money. The Yezz Billy only costs $119, so it will easily save you money in the end.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 3

Bonus $25 Gift Card with HP Stream 11″ or 13″ Laptop @ Microsoft Canada

Posted by on June 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Bonus $25 Gift Card with HP Stream 11 or 13 Laptop @ Microsoft Canada

Are you looking for an inexpensive laptop to replace your current out-modded model? Purchase the HP Stream 11 for just $249.99 and receive a free $25 Microsoft Gift Card. The same offer is available on the 13″ model that retails for $289.99. Receive free shipping on all orders.

The 11″ HP Stream laptop comes in two colour options: Magenta or Blue. Both the HP Stream signature edition laptops come with 11.6-inch (294.64-millimeter) HD displays, Intel Celeron N2840 processors, 2GB of memory with 32GB eMMC built in hard drive and 1TB of OneDrive online storage. These little laptops are the perfect portable devices with 8.5 hours of battery life. You could run this laptop almost all day on just battery. These little 11″ HP Stream laptops retail for $249, but if you are a student, you can purchase one for just $224.10. You also receive a free $25 Microsoft gift card.

You can also purchase a 13″ version if you need a larger screen size. The HP Stream 13-c078nr Signature Edition Laptop (magenta) is already out of stock but you can still purchase the HP Stream 13-c077nr Signature Edition Laptop in blue. The 13″ HP Stream retails for $289 but you can get it for just $260.10 if you are a student. Either way, you will receive that free $25 Microsoft gift card with your purchase. Like the 11″ model, this 13″ model features:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 processor
  • 2GB memory
  • 32GB eMMC hard drive

However, this model has a larger screen but a smaller battery life. The 13″ laptop promises over 7.5 hours, which is one hour shorter than the 11″ model. I am not sure I could go down to a 11″ model as I spend many hours per day on my computer. One reviewer said:

This laptop is great for anyone looking for a no frills computer that just gets the job done. It can handle day to day tasks like office, browsing and video very well. The looks and building are better than expected at this price range. Furthermore, Microsoft signature edition products come with no trialware or junk which is a bonus.

First, both the 11″ and 13″ laptops are a good price. I found an ASUS 11″ laptop with approximately the same configuration (slightly different processor but everything else was the same) for the same price – but it did not qualify for a free $25 gift card. These HP Stream models are priced competitively within the current market. With a free gift card, worth up to 10% the computer’s price, this is a pretty good deal on a base model laptop.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 2

Microsoft Canada: Dell Inspiron 15 Touchscreen Laptop Was $499 | Now $349 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 2, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Microsoft Canada: Dell Inspiron 15 Touchscreen Laptop Was $499 | Now $349 & Free Shipping

I am always on the lookout for good laptop deals, as laptops seem to have only a three – five year life cycle. I ran across this Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop on sale from $499 down to $349 with free shipping.

First, I conducted some price comparing. The Dell Inspiron 15 has come in many different configurations, thus you need to make sure you are comparing the same stats. This laptop comes with:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24 mm) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i3-5005U
  • 4GB memory
  • 1TB HDD

Finding this exact configuration anywhere else was rather hard. I did find the same model, but with a 500GB hard drive, on sale for $399 USD at I also found the same model with the same configuration on eBay for $349 USD (=$432.40 CA) but they did not ship to Canada. Essentially, my research pretty much supported the notion that this is a pretty good deal on a laptop.

While I think a 1TB hard drive is a bit overkill, this laptop will store anything you need. Have thousands of photos? No problem. Like to download all the digital copies for your movies? This hard drive won’t even blink an eye.

The 15.6″ HD touchscreen really makes this laptop a winner. It becomes somewhat of a crossbreed between a laptop and a tablet. The fifth-generation Intel Core i3 processor is not the fastest in the world, but it will serve most casual user’s needs. A friend of mine has i3 processors in both his desktop and his laptop. They serve his casual Facebooking, Googling, and YouTube-ing needs.

The laptop also features a DVD-RW drive that handles both CDs and DVDs. I know that many companies are doing away with DVD drives, but I still find mine necessary. When I buy CDs from my local music store, I like to download a copy of them onto my iTunes. Sure, music is going digital as well but I still like physical copies to play in my car when I travel.

Overall, I think this deal is good and really works for anyone on a tight budget that needs a new computer. This is a signature edition laptop, which means no junkware or 3rd party trialware is installed on your computer. Essentially, it is clean straight out of the box.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 23

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE – Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:05 PM

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE   Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

This morning, Anna blogged about a deal on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop at the Microsoft Store, which you can get for just $449 and potentially even $404, but looking around, I also spotted another great deal. This one’s a bundle: you can currently save $30 if you get both the Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV antenna and the Hauppauge digital TV turner for Xbox One as a bundle. Instead of a usual combined price of $129.99, you can get both of these products together for just $99.98. Shipping is free as always.

So what’s all the fuss about these two products? Basically, after plugging the TV tuner into an Xbox One, you will be able to access broadcast networks in your area free of charge. We’ve seen many similar services pop up recently and get popular but the great part about this one is that you only pay for it once as there are no subscription fees.

Now I can’t decide if these products are a ploy to get more users to buy the Xbox One or if it truly is just a convenience factor. Having to switch inputs between gaming, TV and whatever else is annoying so these products eliminate that aspect. That’s annoyance I can easily overlook but my monthly cable bill is one that I most certainly would prefer to eliminate, so if I had an Xbox One, I would definitely be tempted to try this TV system.

On their own, the TV tuner costs $59.99 and the antenna goes for $69.99, but what’s interesting is that I actually found a white version of this antenna priced at $110.99 at Amazon! On Hauppauge‘s official site, the TV tuner is $79 USD, so as you can see, even without the current promotion, these two products are significantly cheaper at the Microsoft Store and the free shipping offer definitely further sweetens the deal.

Keep in mind that it would seem that both of these products are essential in making your Xbox One work as a TV. What’s cooler though is that you will be able to pause live TV up to 30 minutes, browse channels with the help of the Kinect voice controls and even watch TV while playing a game with a split screen.

(Expiry: 21st June 2015)

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May 23

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

In the past, the deals at the Microsoft store never really seemed to grab me. But over the last 6 months or so, I’ve noticed that they’ve really been pushing out some good deals – beating the prices of the competition, not to mention the free shipping with every item. And just now, there’s a rather nice deal on an entry-level laptop, it’s the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop. You’re getting a saving of $150, bringing it down to only $449 for this budget laptop.

And as far as I know, you can get an extra 10% off the price if you are a student. If you shop through Microsoft’s education store here, you should be able to get this item for only $404. I cannot confirm this as I’m not a student myself and cannot log in to see that particular price. If you are a student and taking advantage of this deal, let us know in the comments below if it works.

A really brief specification of this laptop is as follows:

  • 6-inch (396.24-millimeter) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i5-5200U
  • 8GB memory/1TB HDD

Now, I know a bit about computers; knowledge which is all gleaned by a geeky sort of osmosis from current and past partners. From what I can see, the above laptop isn’t immensely powerful and it’s not going to run the latest games or amazing 3D modelling software with ease. However, it’s a basic model for simple home use. If you want a new laptop for doing a bit of office work, browsing the internet, maybe watching movies on Netflix, then this is just the ticket.

It has that 1TB hard drive which they say is “loads of storage.” In my opinion, it’s not loads. But this doesn’t have to affect us nowadays with being able to store anything in the cloud, on the likes of Dropbox. I have thousands of digital photos and home videos on my computer which take up a lot of space… but I also have cloud storage subscriptions and external hard drives, so a small hard drive isn’t terrible, these days.

This Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop also comes with a 5-in-1 card reader built-in. I find these incredibly handy to have on such a device. I can just slot the SD card from my digital SLR straight in and copy and paste photos with ease.

As for a price comparison, it’s really difficult to do easily because of the slightly differing specifications across the board – so we can’t compare like-for-like. The Dell Inspiron range actually starts at $600 on the Dell site itself, or this one at Best Buy which is $549.99 (though it’s a fairly different processor, a bit slower).

(Expires: 25th May 2015)

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May 17

NCIX Canada: Microsoft Wireless Mobile 1850 Mouse Was $25 | Now $9 + FS On $25

Posted by on May 17, 2015 at 8:41 PM

NCIX Canada: Microsoft Wireless Mobile 1850 Mouse Was $25 | Now $9 + FS On $25

Tired of playing cat and mouse with your laptop touch pad? Snag this Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 in red for just $8.99 before the price goes back up to $24.99. The price will go back to normal on the 18th of May, which is tomorrow. We even have an exclusive coupon code to get you free shipping when you spend $25 or more instead of getting free shipping when you spend $50 at

I really do need to invest in a mouse for my laptop. It would make maneuvering through my different pages and programs so much easier and quicker. However, I have a very frugal mind (naturally). I just couldn’t picture spending more than $10 on a little plastic device. My second problem, is that I live for quality. So finding a quality mouse for under $10 has proven to be very difficult. Not anymore! Right now NCIX Canada has the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 in Red for just $8.99. This spiffy little mouse was originally priced at $24.99 and has quite a few excellent features.

Other colours are available for similar prices as well, if you have a preference over red.

Take a look at the prices on this mouse at other Canadian retailers:

There is a “savings code” to get the discount on this Microsoft Wireless Mouse, but I actually found that the discount was automatically applied. Either way, the savings code is 105337-1382 to redeem your $16 discount. This code is only valid through May 18th, so snag the offer quickly. This Microsoft wireless mouse has a Plug-And-Go Nano Transceiver, so it is wireless. The optical mouse will require one AA Alkaline Battery, which is included. Microsoft designed this mouse with life-on-the-go in mind. It is compact and wireless, making travelling with this mouse quite convenient. I find myself using my computer in coffee shops and other public places, so a mouse built for travel is ideal for me. I find cords to be quite annoying, but on the other hand you don’t have to replace batteries with a USB cord mouse. offers free shipping on orders over $50, but we have an exclusive coupon code to get you free shipping when you spend $25 or more. Just enter the code MOOSE at the check out process to apply this promotion. I am sure it won’t be hard to find something else to add to your cart at You can see even more NCIX Canada coupon codes in our Bargainmoose forum.

(Expiry: 18th May 2015)

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May 17

Microsoft Store: $80 Off Jawbone BIG Jambox – Now Just $220 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on May 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Microsoft Store: $80 Off Jawbone BIG Jambox   Now Just $220 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Until tomorrow, you can save $80 on the Jawbone BIG Jambox and get it for just $219.99 instead of $299.99. Shipping is free as well.

Having good-quality speaker is absolutely imperative when entertaining and with summer nearly upon us, if you don’t already have some, then this is definitely a pretty awesome deal. Not only is Jawbone known for its quality sound but it’s also a worthy price drop as at Amazon, the graphite version of this Jambox is actually currently $435.82 and the red dot is from $270.

It’s available in either a red dot colour (pictured above) or graphite hex (more of a black/grey undertone).

I’m actually very tempted to get this speaker myself as having just bought a BBQ last month, I have been eyeing a patio set and would love to listen to music while sipping an iced coffee outside. The battery is actually supposed to last up to 15 hours, so it could be used all day and then recharged every night.

What’s also really cool about this speaker is that it has a built-in microphone, which means that you can enjoy hands-free calling and even video chats. According to the description, you can even use it to Skype! However, do keep in mind that either a smart phone, tablet or any other device that can host a call, like Skype, is needed for this feature. In fact, the built-in microphone is marketed as being “360-degree omnidirectional” and with noise cancellation, which means that no matter where you are in the room, the other person should be able to hear you loud and clear.

Speaking of devices, you can even download the Jawbone app on either the AppStore or Google PlayStore for easy access to all of your saved music. Through the app, you can also easily update the Jawbone Jambox.

In terms of reviews, the Jawbone BIG Jambox has a 5/5 star rating with two reviews on the Microsoft Store’s website.

(Image Credit: abhisawa)

(Expiry: 18th May 2015)

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May 1

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping

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

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping

My, do I have a deal for you. Microsoft Canada has discounted these gorgeous Beats Mixr Headphones from $279.99 down to $169 with free shipping.

The price of headphones often fluctuates wildly – though some brands are more stable than others are. I did a thorough price comparison to make sure you are receiving the best deal possible on this set of headphones by Beats by Dr. Dre. Here is what other online retailers are selling this headset (in various colours) for:

  • $279.94 @ Walmart Canada now
  • $279.99 + shipping @
  • $279.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $279.99 @
  • $223.96 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $263.14 @ Amazon Canada now
  • $279.95 @ Apple Canada

Chapters Canada is the next cheapest but Microsoft Canada still beats them by a landslide.

This headset is designed for high volume and loads of bass. If you like to feel that bass vibrating up your spine and pounding in your chest… then check out this headset.

The headset comes with a 3.5mm coiled DJ audio cable, 1/4-inch (6.35-millimeter) audio adapter, in-line control and mic cable, a cleaning cloth, and a carrying case. Choose from blue, light blue, yellow, or green.

Now, the headset itself has 40mm drivers for excellent sound quality. The ear cups are meant to rest on your ears. They are made of leatherette material and rotate 270 degrees. These DJ style professional grade headphones weigh in at about 210 g. These headphones are ultra-light and ultra-flexible so they are ultra-durable. Evidently, this headset came about when David Guetta challenged Beats by Dr. Dre to make the perfect set of excellent ear cups.

As Microsoft Canada did not have any reviews, I pulled one off Apple Canada:

I have tried the entire beats line of headphones these are by far my favorite. the have the highest volume threshold and dont drown out most of the music with excessive bass while balancing out the mids and highs with amazing clarity. Extremely well made, not plastic like most of the beats.

This is not the only reviewer to say these are his favourite out of all the other Beats. Many others are saying the same thing. Now, I figure that most of these reviewers bought this headset at full price – this is on Apple’s website (which is not known for its sales). I figure if this headset is getting such solid praise at $110 more than Microsoft Canada’s price, then this must be a good deal on a solid pair of headphones.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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