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December 12

Microsoft 12 Days of Deals: Jawbone Mini Jambox $69- (Save $61) (Expired)

Posted by on December 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Microsoft 12 Days of Deals: Jawbone Mini Jambox $69  (Save $61) (Expired)

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals are on right now and they are throwing out one big deal per day. Today’s deal is the Jawbone Mini Jambox for just $69 with free shipping, originally $129.99.

Here are the price comparisons from other retailers that I found:

  • $140 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $139.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $129.99 @ Amazon Canada

While this speaker is not available at all of the usual electronic retailers, wherever it is available the price is substantially higher. I am talking the retail price at Microsoft and above that!

There are several colour options for you to choose from. Purchase the purple snowflake, graphite hex, or the blue diamond. Three other colours are already out of stock so you know this deal is selling quickly.

Now, this device is small enough to fit in your pocket and pretty light too. However, it packs incredible sound and has a decent length battery for listening time. The mini Jambox also works with any device with a headphone jack or audio line out if you do not have a Bluetooth enabled phone or MP3 player. The Bluetooth reception is good for about 10 meters or 33 feet. Are you curious about the sound quality? Here is what Microsoft has to say:

MINI JAMBOX has two front-facing proprietary drivers to direct sound, two active drivers (stereo pair), and a passive bass radiator producing amazingly clear, high-quality sound for its compact, portable size.

That sounds pretty impressive. I would love to get my hands on the purple snowflake design as it looks beautiful and it could be my truly portable external speaker. Sure, my Sony SRS-X5 is incredible, but it is not something I would stick in my purse and take to the beach or the cabin. The speaker is far too heavy and I would be concerned about it getting damage. The Mini Jambox is a portable little monster you will be glad to have in your hands.

There are three sizes of Jamboxes – with the mini being the smallest. In the future, you could always get one of the bigger models to match your smaller speaker.

(Expiry: 12th December 2014)

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December 10

Microsoft Canada: Free Game & $50 Off Xbox One Bundles (ACTIVE AGAIN)

Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Microsoft Canada: Free Game & $50 Off Xbox One Bundles (ACTIVE AGAIN)

(BUMP – Microsoft have this back in stock for today only in their 12 days of deal!)

Microsoft is offering $50 off and a free game of your choice with Xbox One bundles right now. With your order you will also receive free shipping.

Now, the $50 off bundle price is not much of a deal on its own. Sure, it beats the price of many of the bundles on Walmart.ca right now. However, the $50 off brings these bundles at Microsoft down to the price of the bundles at Amazon Canada. For example, the Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed Bundle is on sale for $449.99 (was $499.99) at Microsoft and it costs the same at Amazon Canada.
Where the deal actually lies is in the free game. This is an offer none of the other stores has and the games are valued up to $69.99. Choose from:

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One ($39.99)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One ($69.99)
  • Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One ($64.99)
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One for Xbox One ($64.99)
  • Destiny for Xbox One ($69.99)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox One ($69.99)
  • Titanfall for Xbox One ($59.99)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One ($49.99)

You might think these are just the retail prices and that the games are going for much lower by now, but they are not. I checked out Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Amazon – it is still priced at $69. The other big boy, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, currently costs $68.66 on Amazon. If you are trying to maximize your value, then purchase one of those two games.

The free game is what makes this deal superior to other retailers even if they have nearly the same price. You can receive a free game, which you are bound to buy anyway, that is worth $70. That is a pretty sweet bonus and is roughly equivalent to a 15 to 20% bonus value on your bundle depending upon which bundle you purchase.

These bundles are selling out quickly as one just sold out while I was writing this deal up, so buy now. Then tell us which free game you picked!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 30

Dell 28″ Ultra HD Monitor Just $299 (Save $200) @ Microsoft Canada (HOT!)

Posted by on November 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor Just $299 (Save $200) @ Microsoft Canada (HOT!)

Microsoft has a sweet deal on this large Dell 28″ Ultra HD monitor for Black Friday. Originally $499, the monitor is now on sale for just $299 so you save $200 and receive free shipping on your purchase.

Details my lovelies! This huge monitor features a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution for crystal clear images of incredible quality. It will look like those flowers on your wallpaper are actually growing. This is considered a 4K monitor as it has four-times the resolution of a regular full HD. The non-glare LED panel makes this a fantastic unit for watching movies.

The P2815Q Dell monitor has all the ports you need to connect external devices. Enjoy an ample four USB 3.0 ports, three DisplayPorts, and an HDMI port.

This will make a great work monitor, movie-watching monitor, or a great monitor for your business. However, the monitor has too low a refresh rate to be great for gamers. This monitor’s refresh rate is 30hz, whereas gamers will want a monitor with 60hz for long periods of gaming. Eyestrain can become a real problem with lower refresh rates.

This is the P2815Q model from Dell so I price compared it there and anywhere else I could find it. At Dell, they have the original price of this monitor $100 higher than the original listed price at the Microsoft Store. The monitor is listed at Dell to retail for $599.99 and is now on sale for $399.99. I find that Dell is guilty of this a lot, boosting the original retail value so it makes their sales look more impressive. Personally, I am not impressed.

While this monitor is not available on Amazon Canada anymore, I did find some very useful reviews like this one:

Pixels! Pixels! Pixels! This has much more real-estate than my U3014 (2560×1600) which was almost double the price. As a programmer and someone who works with large documents, this is a unique capability for a bargain price.
Can be landscape or portrait. This monitor can display documents with 4K pixels top-to-bottom. Many of the large format monitors do not support this mode of operation.

I think it is cool that you can use the monitor in portrait position; I have never had a monitor that could do that. Hey Moosers, what would you use this monitor for?

(Expiry: 30th November 2014)

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November 26

Microsoft Store Canada: Early Black Friday Deals Go Live At Midnight! Get A Dell Inspiron 3043 All-In-One | Was $499 Now $299

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Early Black Friday Deals Go Live At Midnight! Get A Dell Inspiron 3043 All In One | Was $499 Now $299

Good evening, my fellow bargain hunters! The Microsoft Store is going to be kicking off their early Black Friday sale at midnight, and there are a plethora of great deals and discounts that you can take advantage of! One of the deals that intrigues me the most is for a Dell Inspiron 3043 All-In-One computer – this normally sells for $499, but during this early Black Friday sale, you’ll be able to get this for $299! That’s $150 off the retail price! You’ll also get free shipping with your Microsoft Store order! There are plenty of other great deals that you could take advantage of here, and you can check them out below!

If you’re looking for an enticing pre-Black Friday sale, then this is definitely one that you should check out! You can save big on a number of items, which include the following:

If you wanted to purchase Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One at WalMart, it would cost you $64.96. Listed below is a brief review of this game from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

This game is fantastic. A MUST OWN in my opinion for the Xbox One owners. I haven’t had this much fun playing a game in years.

Black Friday is just around the corner, people! It’s gonna be packed with tons of deals on a wide variety of products that will be seen on plenty of Christmas wish lists this season! In fact, we at Bargainmoose have a special Black Friday Dashboard, where you can see the latest and greatest Black Friday-related bargains! You can check it out by clicking here.

These deals will be live at Midnight. Happy hunting, my fellow Moosers! I hope you all take advantage of these great bargains.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 18

The Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet With Office 365 | $188 Value Now $119

Posted by on November 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet With Office 365 | $188 Value Now $119

Hey there, my fellow deal hunters! Today’s deal at the Microsoft Store is for the popular HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet with Office 365. This bundle is a $188 value, but until November 23rd you can buy this for just $119! You’ll also get free shipping with your order! This is a great tablet to have, and would make a wonderful gift – especially since it comes with 1 year of Office 365, so it would be wonderful for students!

The HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet with Office 365 has some appealing features, including a 7-inch HD touch screen, 1GB of memory, 32GB of storage, and much more that you can learn about by clicking here. What makes this a great tablet to have is the fact that it has some great battery life – it can last up to 8 hours without a charge! You can check out all of the features of this HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet by clicking on the link above.

I personally think that a Windows tablet at this price would be a fantastic present for Christmas! It’s only $119, you’ll get free shipping, and as I mentioned previously, you’ll also get 1 year of Office 365 with it (a $69 value). You can work on assignments using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, watch videos online, keep up with the latest news by browsing the web, check your emails, and even keep up with your social media profiles, like Facebook or Twitter. You can also download a wide variety of free apps!

If you wanted to buy this HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet from Amazon’s American website, it would cost you $99.99 US (plus shipping and import fees). I’ve included a brief review of this Windows tablet from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

Really impressed with how well made and quick it is. The kids love it. The camera isn’t the best but don’t expect that will matter to most users.

I hope you all have a great day today, my fellow deal hunters!

(Expiry: 23rd November 2014)

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November 16

Just $329 For Asus Transformer Signature Edition 32GB Tablet + 500GB Keyboard + Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store Canada!! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Just $329 For Asus Transformer Signature Edition 32GB Tablet + 500GB Keyboard + Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store Canada!! (EXPIRED)

November is usually synonymous with loads of tech deals and here’s another little hot offer to get you Moosers ready for Christmas: Microsoft Store is currently selling the Asus Transformer 10.1″ tablet for just $329. It’s a 2-in-1 PC that also comes with a 500GB HDD keyboard dock.

I am beyond jealous of this deal. If I hadn’t already gotten my hubby this exact tablet a year ago, I would have totally taken advantage of this mega deal from the Microsoft Store, especially since I bought his at full price and without the keyboard!

For just $329, however, you can currently get this tablet along with a detachable keyboard. The option of a keyboard is a particularly great one, especially for those times that you need to take notes (i.e. in class) but another major perk is that it add as much as 500 additional giga bytes on top of the already built-in 32 ones within the tablet for a total of 532GB. That’s particularly useful for all those of you that are looking to use a tablet for watching movies and TV shows.

Speaking of taking notes, it also comes with a free year of Office 365 Personal, which includes Words, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote!

Here are just some of the other noteworthy features:

  • 10.1″ LED HD screen
  • 2GB memory
  • 32-bit Windows 8.1
  • 2-in-1 PC
  • 2-cell battery life
  • Bluetooth integrated

Looking around, I found this exact tablet on sale for $388.99 (reg. $399) at Amazon.com. Although Microsoft Store’s doesn’t have any reviews, on Amazon, this cool tablet has generated nearly 170 reviews with a general consensus of 3.9 stars out of 5. In fact, here’s one review that particularly stood out to me:

I’ve read TONS of reviews and I’ve seen people say that you shouldn’t expect it to function like a computer but so far that’s exactly what it does. It’s a small computer. I love it and I’m super glad I decided to spend the money on it. Well worth it.

Plus, with purchase of this tablet, you can also save 15% off select accessories like wireless mice, keyboards, webcams, and more. For those of you with an Xbox, remotes for either the Xbox One or Xbox 360 are also among these picks.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 10

Microsoft Canada: Asus Signature Edition Laptop $179 (Save $20) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Microsoft Canada: Asus Signature Edition Laptop $179 (Save $20) (EXPIRED)

Microsoft Canada has a very interesting deal on the Asus X205TA-UH01-BK Signature Edition Laptop. Originally $199, the laptop is now 10% off at only $179. This makes a great basic laptop for your daily social networking and email needs. You will also receive free shipping on your laptop purchase at Microsoft.

My husband and I have been talking about what to do after the warranty on my currently laptop runs out. I generally resell my laptops and invest that money towards a new one. However, this will be the first time I do not need a laptop for school, so I can consider other models I might not have before. This Asus has a lot of very appealing features, besides a low price tag.

Here are the basic features:

  • 11.6-inch (294.64-millimeter) HD display
  • Intel Atom Z3735F – 1.33 GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 1.83 GHz
  • 2GB memory/32GB eMMC
  • Up to 12 hours battery life

This is not a typical laptop; it is more like a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop. The ‘hard-drive’ is not your traditional laptop memory but rather features a 32 eMMC memory. eMMC memory is often found in tablets, cameras, and other portable devices. While you may think that you will be rather short on memory, you will also receive two-years free 100GB OneDrive storage with your purchase.

Your laptop comes with the standard Bluetooth and camera. You get two USB 2.0 ports, a Micro HDMI, and a Headphone output/Microphone input combo port on the laptop. All of this is packed into just over two pounds. Did I mention the 11.3″ screen with what looks like a full chicklet keyboard? I cannot verify it is a full keyboard, but it looks very close.

The Asus Signature Edition comes without junkware or 3rd party trialware. Personally, I think this should be standard not ‘signature’ but I will take it. You can find out more about the Microsoft Signature Editions here.

For a $180 price tag, I think this is a fantastic little device from a pretty well-known brand. For anyone just wanting a laptop to surf the internet and social network – this is your unit. Your device does come with Windows 8 so you can play games on your new device as well. The online storage will help for the first two years, but checkout pricing afterward.

(Expiry: 31st December 2014)

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November 2

Microsoft Store Canada: $30 Off Xbox One Console + Free Shipping – Now $369

Posted by on November 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: $30 Off Xbox One Console + Free Shipping   Now $369

Recently, Ivan blogged about a deal at Best Buy where you can pre-order the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive special edition for $400. The deal is still one and in fact, the bundles have already began to be shipped out but if you don’t want a white console and you would prefer to get a different game than the Sunset Overdrive one, then get your console at the Microsoft Store instead becasue you can currently get it for $369, which is a $30 discount from its original price of $400. Plus, it will also be shipped absolutely free.

I’m more of a PlayStation kind of gal myself, but if I was looking into getting an Xbox One, I would probably prefer to go for the black one anyways as it just looks classier and would fit better with my decor. That’s just me but for anyone with kids, an Xbox One may be the way to go, especially with Christmas right around the corner. Just yesterday, GameCentral wrote a very informative article on Metro.co.uk about why they would choose to buy an Xbox One this Christmas and among the top pros listed were: more and better games, the advantages of Xbox Live over the PlayStation Network, EA Access and the use of apps.

With 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, you can play games, movies and much more. In fact, here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

This is such a great product, and the multi tasking is really neat. bluray movies, online games, TV, this does everything you need for a gaming machine and then the home entertainment as well. 100% recommend to family, friends and everyone in between.

Everywhere else, this console is priced at $400.

With the purchase of this console at the Microsoft Store, you can also get a 12-month Xbox LIVE gold membership for $44.99 instead of $59.99. At its reduced price, it comes down to just $ per month and it’s definitely a must-have for any Xbox gamer. On top of special member discounts of up to 75% off, you will also get access to free games and advanced multiplayer access, which means that you will be able to play games remotely with your friends.

Moosers, are you planning on getting a console for Christmas? Will it be a PS4 or an Xbox One?

(Image Credit: Heavy.com)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 26

Xbox Live Marketplace Canada: Get 50% To 75% Off Select Xbox 360 Games

Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Xbox Live Marketplace Canada: Get 50% To 75% Off Select Xbox 360 Games

This is an intriguing deal that Xbox 360 owners can check out. When you log into the Xbox Live Marketplace, you can now save anywhere from 50% to 75% on a handful of great games! You won’t have to worry about paying shipping either, since you’ll be able to download these games on to your Xbox 360 system and play them soon after your purchase! All I can say to that is the following: whooo!

Here are the games that are included in this enticing Xbox Marketplace sale:  Alice: Madness Returns ($4.99 – was $19.99), Dead Space ($5.09 – was $14.99), Dead Island: Riptide ($9.99 – was $19.99), Dead Space 3 ($4.99 – was $19.99), and Mass Effect ($4.99 – was $19.99).

This sale doesn’t seem like something that’s being promoted too much by Microsoft, so click on the individual game links above to check out each deal. Get them quickly, because they just might go back to regular price soon!

These are some very familiar games – they certainly aren’t any discounted indy games! Mass Effect has had quite the following for a while as well, so it’s quite the popular game. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy some great titles on your Xbox 360 for a cheap price, then you should download these games.

If you were to purchase Mass Effect from Best Buy, it would cost you $19.99. These titles might be older, but they’re still great if you haven’t tried them before. I’ve included a brief review of Mass Effect from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

This review is short but sweet. Get Mass Effect now if : you remotely enjoy RPG’s AND/OR are a science fiction aficionado. Enough said.

These games may not be discounted for very long, so if you want them, get them as soon as you can. I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 14

Microsoft Store Canada: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive | Was $13 Now $5 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 14, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Microsoft Store Canada: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive | Was $13 Now $5 (EXPIRED)

If you need an affordable USB stick, then this is the deal for you. At this time, you can pick up a Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive from The Microsoft Store for only $4.92 (was $12.99). You’ll also get free shipping with your order, which is always a great bonus!

The Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive is USB 2.0 compatible, and can hold up to 8 GB of storage. It’s also quite the compact little device!

I always find USB flash drives very useful. Whenever I want to bring certain documents, photos, or videos to a friend’s house, these devices can really come in handy – after all, I just have to stick it in my pocket! And it’s not like it takes up a lot of space in my pocket, either, so it’s easy for me to also carry my wallet and cell phone without any problems.

Before USB flash drives started to become affordable, I would have to put videos and photos on recordable CDs, which you could only use once. Sure, you always had the files around on a CD, but it cost me money to put them on a recordable CD (I know they didn’t cost much, but I can remember using hundreds of CDs over the years for simply transporting videos, documents, or photos). Also, floppy disks may have been able to hold some documents, but you couldn’t hold many pictures on them (and videos were just too big for the 1.4 MB floppy disks).

If you were to purchase this Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8 GB USB Flash Drive on Amazon, it would cost you $8.40 plus shipping. I’ve listed a brief review of this USB flash drive from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

The build quality of this USB is outstanding. It is USB 2.0 though so keep that in mind. But for the simple every day uses, it is okay. Great buy if you ask me. Sturdy and cheap price. 

This item may not be in stock for very long, so check out this deal while you still can. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 5

Microsoft Store: Buy Xbox One & Get a Free Game

Posted by on September 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Microsoft Store: Buy Xbox One & Get a Free Game

Buy an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store and you’ll get a free game of your choice! You can choose from the console alone or a bundle and both will get you a free game.

When I added the Xbox One console to my cart for $399, it gave me the choice of 16 games, all with a regular price of $69.99 on average (some higher, some lower) or I could get an Xbox Live 12-month gold card for free, worth $59.99.

Taking a look around at prices elsewhere, most places sell the console and/or the bundle for the prices Microsoft is selling for, but none of them are including a free game.

My kids got the Wii U last year, but I’m considering getting them the Xbox One for Christmas this year. Now is the time to shop and get the best deals and not wait until the last minute at Christmas and hope for something really great. I like to be prepared while the weather is still hot and not wait until it is too cold to go outside.

What I like about Xbox One is the kinect feature, so they can actually get some exercise while they play their vids. I think would get them Kinect Sports Rivals as it looks like a super fun game with a lot of action. Getting it free saves me $60!

On the other hand, the gold membership is worth its weight in, well, gold. It gives you so much access to games, movies and more, plus you can get even more deals with it. I love a deal on top of a deal.

Of course buying a bundle gets you the bundle, plus the free game and right now the complete bundle is on sale for $699.95, with a regular price of $749.95. You’ll basically get three games with it instead of two.

Also, you’ll get free shipping, which is a sweet bonus on top of these deals!

(expiry: unknown)

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September 4

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve – Starting @ $349

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

The Microsoft Store has discounted all their Surface 2 tablets by $100. Big deal, other stores are doing it too. However, Microsoft sweetens the deal considerably by throwing in a free sleeve of your choice up to $50 worth. Now this is a deal worth talking about. Get your own Surface 2 Tablet and sleeve of your choice starting at $349.

The Surface 2 tablet is discounted by $100 in all sizes. You can purchase:

  • 32GB Surface 2 Was $449 | Now $349
  • 64GB Surface 2 Was $549 | Now $449
  • 64GB Surface 2 for AT&T Was $679 | Now $579

As I said before, Microsoft is not the only one who has, or will discount these tablets. Best Buy Canada currently has the same tablets for 99 cents more, though the deal at Best Buy ends tonight. However, no one else is offering a free sleeve with the discounted tablet and that is where Microsoft steps ahead of the competition.

32GB is enough space for me, though upgrading to double the space for only an extra $100 is pretty tempting. There are tons of cases to choose from in this offer. That is the other thing that really wins me over in this deal: choice! It is not like “here, have this ugly case we are trying to get rid of anyway.” Rather, you get to choose from 35 different cases. This is unusual and splendid in my books. The cases range in value, but here are some of the higher value options:

  • Brenthaven BX2 Sleeve – $49.99 value
  • Maroo Folio Case for Surface (Purple) – $49.99 value
  • Nixon Surface Sleeve (Steel Blue) – $49.99 value

There is great brand diversity and many different colour options as well.

Picking up this deal is simple. Select the tablet you want first. Then, it will open up the selection of free cases for you to choose from with all of them marked down to $0. Pick your case. At the bottom, you will see a bar that says, “Review your bundle.” Make sure you have what you want and then add the bundle to your cart.

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

Overall, you save $150. Your cart should look something like the above image. Microsoft offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so you will be getting this bundle shipped to your door for free.

I don’t have much experience with the Microsoft tablets, so I really can’t advise you as to whether they are worth the price. Feel free to comment if you have one!

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 20

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Posted by on May 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Get the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch for only $99.99, saving you $50 off the $149.99 regular price tag from Microsoft Store.

If you are a runner or actively getting into the fitness realm, you may want to find a way to track your stats. A GPS watch like the Garmin Forerunner 110 is one of the easiest ways to do it. You may be thinking, “But Eva, I use my smartphone to track my fitness stats”, and sure you may just do that, but you may not want to if you are serious about your statistics. There are quite a few reasons why a GPS watch is a better tool than your smartphone for this type of application and these include size, the watch is waterproof and it is quite a bit more accurate. Check out this article from Athletes GPS on the pros and cons of smartphones vs. GPS watches.

Another question you might want to ask me is why you need to track your data, and the reason is simply this: knowing how fast/hard/good you are will make you want to go faster/harder/better. I can attest to this, as I’ve tracked my data quite a bit over the years and found when I was lacking, I pushed it harder, and when I was getting better, I pushed it harder even more.

You’ll get this item shipped to you for free as well, which is a nice savings.

Photo credit: Warein

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 26

Microsoft Canada: Upgrade from XP and get $100 off, 90 Days Support and Free Data Transfer with new Computer

Posted by on April 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Microsoft Canada: Upgrade from XP and get $100 off, 90 Days Support and Free Data Transfer with new Computer

The sky is falling and XP is dying! Take advantage of OS death and upgrade with Microsoft Stores!

If you haven’t heard, I’m very, very disappointed in you. Windows XP support ended a few days ago. That means the thirteen year old operating system that you’re using is no longer supported. No more updates, no more tech support from Microsoft, no more illusion of security. It’s all gone. And you better believe if I was a black hat hacker, I’d be furiously working to release a virus to wreak havoc on Windows XP computers. Steal information, hold files ransom, crash systems. I highly suspect that this will happen and you know what? Microsoft doesn’t care. They aren’t going to help you when you get in trouble.

Thankfully they will help you upgrade to Windows 8. Right now if you buy a new PC at MicrosoftStore.com you can get $100 off, 90 days of free support and free data transfer. That last part, for normal users, is huge. All the info on your computer will be transferred to the new one automagically.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind here. The $100 off in only valid on computers or Surface Pro 2 tablets over $599. If you are going to one of the few Canadian bricks and mortar Microsoft Stores, you need to bring your XP machine to trade in.

(Expires: 15th June 2014)

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April 3

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Get a great tablet at a great price!

I’m here to defend Microsoft. Are you feeling okay, Shawn? Yeah, I’m okay. A little tired but I’m good. Why do you ask? Because you hate Microsoft, Shawn! Why would  you defend them? Well, it’s kind of like a punk rock teenager who hates the establishment cleaning himself up and getting a job at Starbucks while he gets his GED so he can go to college. It’s fine to rage and hate against something blindly but sooner or later (most) people grow up. I used to hate everything Microsoft did, now I’ve come to realize that it’s not all bad. I’ve grown up. That’s right, even me, a nerdy version of anti-establishment punks, can see that Microsoft Surface is a good product.

First off, it’s Microsoft. Most people use Microsoft Windows on their computers so most people are familiar with it. The Windows RT OS that runs on Surface tablets is very similar (almost identical, actually) to the the latest desktop version of the OS, Windows 8. If you’ve been using Windows 8, the tablet is going to be a pick-up-and-go product since you already know the UI. If you, like many people, have looked at Windows 8 and thought that it would really be better on a tablet, well, here’s the tablet with (essentially) Windows 8 on it.

On top of all that you’re getting a full sized 10″ tablet with 64GB of storage AND a free touch cover for only $299. That’s a steal. Listen, I’m no dummy. If you have a Macbook and an iPhone, you are probably sunk in to the Apple world too much to get this. If you’ve bought a new Android phone every year since the G1 came out and you use your stack of old Android tablets as a step stool, you probably aren’t going to switch now. Of maybe you are, maybe you want a change. I think the real market for this deal is the person with a flip phone and a Windows computer. Or the proverbial grandma who will never learn to use a computer but could really use it to talk to her grandkids in Russia. Or even the person who already has a Windows phone. I don’t see many around but some of those Nokia Windows phones are great.

Shipping on these is free.

(Expires: 14th April 2014)

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