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March 28

Microsoft Canada: $15 off Fitbit Charge & Free $25 Gift Card (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Microsoft Canada: $15 off Fitbit Charge & Free $25 Gift Card (EXPIRED)

Microsoft Canada is offering a free $25 eGift card with the purchase of the Fitbit Charge in small or large. The Fitbit Charge retails for $149 but is now on sale for $134.10 with free shipping. The $25 gift card is a nice gift back to yourself.

I price compared the Fitbit Charge with other popular retailers to see if there was a sale on the device anywhere. Here is what I found:

  • $149.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $149.95 @ Walmart Canada
  • $149.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $149.99 @ Future Shop Canada (small slate @ $139.99)

Microsoft Canada’s deal is by far the best. Their price is better than anywhere else and no one else is offering a free gift card with purchase. Microsoft’s offer is available on both the black small and the black large Fitbit Charge.

Like many other fitness devices, the Fitbit Charge shows you:

  • Steps taken
  • Distance traveled
  • Calories burned
  • Stairs climbed
  • Active minutes

In fact, the stairs climbed feature generally only appears in the higher end fitness devices. I read a review for a lower end model that was missing the ability to read incline so steps up stairs and steps on a flat surface were rated as the same calories burned. As we all know, activity that is more strenuous burns more calories so stairs climbed and steps walked are not equivalent. One reviewer at Walmart said:

I bought this about a month ago and have only charged it once! I wear everyday all day…..tracking my steps…..! I never thought I could burned so many calories just walking.

Now, you may just think this is a glorified pedometer. However, Fitbit Charge communicates with an app on your phone to improve your fitness levels. As Fitness Charge is already talking to your phone, the OLED display will give you caller ID when you receive calls. How cool is that?

At night, the Fitbit Charge tracks your sleep. Wake up to a silent, vibrating alarm instead of that horribly loud blare of the iPhone alarm. I think this is my favourite feature of all – a silent alarm for easier mornings. I am not inclined to be a morning person so silence IS bliss.

The Fitbit Charge will last a long time on just one charge. That means less time on the charger and more time on your wrist (or ankle). The sale expiry is unknown.

(Gift Card expiry: 1st April 2015)

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March 22

Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Was $119 | Now $99 + Free $25 Gift Card, Screen Protector & Tablet Case

Posted by on March 22, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Was $119 | Now $99 + Free $25 Gift Card, Screen Protector & Tablet Case

The Microsoft Store has one doozy of a deal, if you need a new tablet. The HP Stream 7 was $119 and is now only $99. On top of that, you will receive a free $25 gift card, a free screen protector, and a free case. Not only that, Office 365 Personal is included with the tablet. This tablet and all accessories will also receive free shipping.

If I did not just spend a fortune on shoes this last week, I would be buying this tablet. I seriously cannot think of a better deal on a brand name tablet right now.

Let is just consider this offer for a second in terms of savings.

VALUE:

  • Tablet – $119
  • Free Case – $30
  • Screen protector – $10
  • Gift Card – $25
  • Office 365 Personal – $69

This bundle has a total value of $253! When you pay only $99 for the entire thing, you are essentially saving $154 over what each item would normally cost if you had to pay for them individually. You can now see why this is such a hot deal.

Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Was $119 | Now $99 + Free $25 Gift Card, Screen Protector & Tablet Case

This tablet has a 7-inch (177.8-millimeter) HD touchscreen with an Intel Atom Z3735G processor. While there is only 1 GB of internal memory, you can easily expand that up to 32 GB with an external memory card. The HP tablets provide up to eight hours of battery life, and maybe longer, depending on what you use them for.

This reviewer sums up what many people think:

Best affordable tablet you can buy. This is much better than anything with android on it for the same price.. I cannot believe how much better these devices have become over the last two years.

While there may be a few dissenters, the overwhelming number of reviews are positive on Microsoft for a solid 4.1/5 star rating with over 300 reviews. In fact, 213 of those reviews are for a complete 5/5 star rating.

The odd commenter mentioned issues with the Wi-Fi, but others said that it must be their home Wi-Fi network having problems because this machine connects with no problem.

The reviewers also stressed having reasonable expectations. At this price, the tablet is not going to perform the same as a $600 tablet. You need to have reasonable expectations. What you do get is a good performing tablet with pretty good speed and a boatload of accessories for $100.

I am stoked about this deal and I hope you are too. If you buy one, please let me know!

(Expiry: 25th March 2015)

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March 21

NEW HP Stream Mini PC Only $179 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store! (Free $25 Windows Gift Card, Free 2 Years OneDrive) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

NEW HP Stream Mini PC Only $179 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store! (Free $25 Windows Gift Card, Free 2 Years OneDrive) (EXPIRED)

When we write deals here on Bargainmoose, we always try to price compare with similar stores in Canada to make sure you are getting the best bargain. But in this case – I cannot! This deal is for the HP Stream Mini 200-010 Signature Edition Desktop and the Microsoft Store is the online retailer to sell this item online in Canada. You can buy this cute little mini PC for only $179 with free shipping. Read on and I will tell you why this is a deal…

This is a fairly new item and it is not for sale anywhere else online in Canada. If you’re buying this item from the US, you’re looking at paying at least $179US (plus Canadian shipping, duties, taxes) for it. So with the weak Canadian dollar, it actually works out to be an excellent deal to buy it for $179CA with free shipping from the Canadian Microsoft Store. It’s rare to see Canadian prices matched with US prices on electronics like this, so that’s what makes this a deal worth writing home about.

Free $25 Windows Store Gift Card

On top of that, you will also get a free Windows store gift card worth $25. This is really handy too, meaning you can buy a few apps (etc) if you need to.

What Is It!?

The HP Stream Mini 200-010 Signature Edition Desktop is a cute little PC. Ten years ago, it would have been incredibly hard to imagine that a computer could be sized and styled like this! While it’s a small device, it obviously isn’t hugely powerful. Here’s a brief idea of the spec:

  • Intel Celeron 2957U Processor
  • 2GB memory
  • 32GB SSD

Please note that this price is just for the PC, there’s no monitor included.

Free OneDrive – 2TB (?), 2 Years

Along with this item, you will also get a free two year subscription to OneDrive, the cloud storage system. This gives you 2TB of online storage to use. Regular users only get 15GB for free when signing up. I am not entirely sure of the value of this service, but looking online just now – it would actually cost $168 for 2 years for a 1TB service on OneDrive! Getting two years for free for 2TB, is excellent.

NEW HP Stream Mini PC Only $179 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store! (Free $25 Windows Gift Card, Free 2 Years OneDrive) (EXPIRED)

UPDATE – upon reading the comments below, Jack pointed out that he thinks it’s only 200GB – this is stated elsewhere on the page. But as you can see from the screenshot above, it states 2TB of OneDrive – there’s an error somewhere on the Microsoft end.

Extra 10% Educational Discount

If you are a student or work at a university, it’s also possible to get the extra 10% educational discount on this item, bringing it down to around $161. If you don’t see this applied at checkout when logged in through your account with the educational discount, then just give their customer services a call and they will arrange it for you. There have been reports that this didn’t work as it is too new a product, but also successful reports of the educational discount being applied on this item, so give it a try if you are eligible.

My partner works in a university so I recently took advantage of the educational discount from the Microsoft Store myself. We ordered a new Microsoft Surface Pro and nabbed the 10% discount when doing so.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 19

Microsoft Store: Monster Outlets Global Adapter Was $25 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Microsoft Store: Monster Outlets Global Adapter Was $25 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

When travelling abroad, the most important thing to own is a global adapter. If you find yourself in a country with a different outlet than Canada, the global adapter will be your best friend. Originally $24.95, Microsoft Canada has discounted the Monster Outlets To Go 200 Global Adapter to $9.97 with free shipping.

The Monster Outlets Global Adapter features adjustable prongs that let you connect to any type AC outlet. This little device has your back covered in over 150 countries. I actually travelled to England a few years ago to discover that I had brought the wrong adapter. That trip taught me the value of a global adapter over a single adapter – you will never accidentally bring the wrong prong.

Once you plug the device in, there are two global outlets for you to connect any type of device. It does not matter what kind of plug your device has, as each outlet plug has all the right holes. One of the outlets is on top of the device (two-prong) and the other outlet is on the front of the device (two or three-prong). The two prong works well for personal electronics like cell phones and tablet. The three-prong is necessary for charging larger electronics like laptops.

The retractable plug on the back folds in so the To Go 200 is ultra-portable. This sweet little adapter also includes a USB port so you can charge your external speaker, smart phone, MP3 player, and more directly from the wall. I could not find this sweet little device many places, but I did find it at Amazon Canada for $31.82. That is over three-times the price of the one currently on clearance at Microsoft Canada. Most places I found this device in the USA charged $20 or more.

I am super jealous of this little unit. I have a universal adapter that only has one ‘input’ outlet and does not have the USB feature whatsoever. It also has individual pieces for each different AC Outlet. They all stick together neatly, but it is still a pain to take them apart and figure out which one to use.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 14

12-Month Xbox Music Pass Was $99 Now Only $31.41 @ Microsoft Canada TODAY Only! * Hot * (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 9:18 AM

12 Month Xbox Music Pass Was $99 Now Only $31.41 @ Microsoft Canada TODAY Only! * Hot * (EXPIRED)

Here’s a deal which I think will be relevant for a few of you, specifically those who use Xbox and the Windows app store on its various devices. The “Xbox Music” audio service usually costs $99 for a year’s subscription. But right now from the Microsoft Store online, you can grab the 12 month pass for only $31.41!

Here’s a quick description of what you are getting with the 12-Month Xbox Music Pass:

Get a whole year of ad-free music and access to 30 million songs from one of the largest digital music catalogs on the planet.

Obviously there are a variety of other music services available for you to choose from, but this is actually a super-hot price for getting this service!

For me, I usually use Spotify to stream music on my various devices, including my desktop PC and my iPad. I recently purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro and had a search for Spotify on the app store, only to find that the app wasn’t available there! I did see that Xbox Music was an option on the Surface Pro, but I was a little daunted because of the subscription cost. But for only $31 for the entire year, I’m going to grab this deal as soon as I’ve finished writing this post!

So, I don’t yet have the service and cannot give it a personal review for you guys, but I had a google to see what other people thought of the Xbox Music service instead. Moneysense has a comparison of some of the various services, comparing costs and what you are getting. Their view on Xbox Music is that it is great for gamers to stream some tunes while they are gaming.

(Expires: 14th March 2015)

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February 21

ASUS EeeBook Signature Edition Laptop Only $199 @ Microsoft Canada! ($179 For Edu) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

ASUS EeeBook Signature Edition Laptop Only $199 @ Microsoft Canada! ($179 For Edu) (EXPIRED)

Anyone in the market for a low-priced portable computer? The ASUS EeeBook X205TA-US01-BL Signature Edition Laptop has been reduced in price, at the Canadian online Microsoft store. While I don’t have the true “was” price, you can pick up this budget lappie just now for only $199 with free shipping!

Here’s a quick list of some of the important parts of the specification:

  • 6” HD display
  • 2GB memory/32GB eMMC
  • Micro SD / Micro HDMI
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Up to 12 hours battery life

According to a customer service rep at Microsoft, this is a permanent price drop to this lower level. So, while there may not be any urgency in ordering one as the deal isn’t set to expire as such, they may only have limited stocks available at any one time. If you are interested in buying, I’d do it sooner rather than later.

Now, this is a budget model of a laptop and it won’t run the latest games or multi-task with seamless workings. It’s a good little machine for some basic tasks, school work, internet browsing, etc. If you want a more powerful computer, you’ll pay a lot more for that privilege. But all in all, it’s a great little machine for the budget-concious.

Education Discount

For the Canadian Microsoft store, all people in education or military service can actually get an extra 10% discount. If you qualify and want to avail of this offer, then people in educational establishments can just go here to place your order.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 20

Canadian Freebies: Free 100GB OneDrive Storage for Dropbox Users

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Canadian Freebies: Free 100GB OneDrive Storage for Dropbox Users

There is a new promotion from Microsoft for the first 10 million people to take advantage of it. DropBox users will receive 100 GB of additional OneDrive storage for free. While the promotion says this is open to US residents, it also appears to work for Canadian residents as well.

This is the simplest of deals. Just enter your Microsoft account user name and password. Then let the OneDrive app access your info. Save the file to Dropbox and then sign on DropBox for verification as this promotion is only for those with Dropbox.

Canadian Freebies: Free 100GB OneDrive Storage for Dropbox Users

 

Once you save the document to DropBox (requires sign in), then your promotional 100GB of space will be applied. You will see the following screen when you have successfully scored the offer from Microsoft:

Canadian Freebies: Free 100GB OneDrive Storage for Dropbox Users

Now, the one step that ‘sounds scary’ is letting OneDrive access your information. This permission allows OneDrive to sign you in automatically when you sign into your Microsoft account. OneDrive will also be able to add or remove extra storage, which it needs to do to apply this promotion. Other than those basics, OneDrive will also be able to see all the email addresses associated with your Microsoft account, view your profile information, and view your contact list. Most apps require that info these days.

Your bonus 100 GB of space will last for one-year. In your account, you will see the expiry date for your bonus OneDrive space.

Now, if you do not want to pay for the 100 GB of space after the promotion has ended, you will want to migrate those extra documents to another storage solution. There is also rumour that this will be an ongoing promotion around this time of year – in one form or another. Last year there was a deal just like this for 100 GB of space so it looks to be two years running so far.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 18

Microsoft Store: Up to 49% Off Nokia Lumia Accessory Bundles – Now $45 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Microsoft Store: Up to 49% Off Nokia Lumia Accessory Bundles   Now $45 & Free Shipping

If you scored a sale Nokia Lumia approximately a month ago, then you will want to purchase the Nokia Lumia Accessory Value Bundle for up to 49% off regular price. Choose an accessories pack for four different Nokia Lumia models. All orders receive free shipping.

Each bundle includes a case or cover, and a Portable Universal USB Charger. The first accessory keeps your Lumia protected from drops, spills, and those every day events that challenge the longevity of our electronics. The second accessory keeps your Lumia alive longer.

There are four different bundles, and each has a different potential savings:

  • Nokia Lumia 520 Accessory Value Bundle - Save up to $38
  • Nokia Lumia 635 Accessory Value Bundle – Save up to $43
  • Nokia Lumia 830 Accessory Value Bundle – Save up to $41
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 Accessory Value Bundle – Save up to $38

I like highest potential savings, so I chose the bundle for the 635 to try out. When you go to customize your bundle, the cases (and covers) will be presented first and then, under those, you can choose your battery pack. I chose the following two items:

Microsoft Store: Up to 49% Off Nokia Lumia Accessory Bundles   Now $45 & Free Shipping

That combination (and a few other colour choices for the portable power bank) will give you the maximum discount of $43 off for this bundle. Now, the Microsoft Portable Power DC-21 currently retails for $49, so you would be foolish to buy the battery pack separately. Even if you do not need the case, it is $4 cheaper to buy the external power charger in the bundle than by itself. You could always give the case away if you do not need it. However, this deal is best when you need and will use both items.

The Microsoft Portable Power is a slim, portable 6000 mAh battery. The average phone can expect to receive two full charges off this sweet little device. I love the colour choices for the battery pack as well – orange, green, or white. There is also a different black battery charger you can choose from, but this one is worth more.

Overall, I think this is a sweetheart of a deal for anyone who owns one of these four models of Nokia Lumia devices. I hope some of our Moosers can take advantage of the savings and pick up needed accessories for their Lumia.

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

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February 14

The Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet With Office 365 | $188 Value Now $99 & Free $25 Gift Card!

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

The Microsoft Store: HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet With Office 365 | $188 Value Now $99 & Free $25 Gift Card!

*** BUMP – this item has now dropped to only $99 from the Microsoft Store PLUS You get a FREE $25 windows store gift card to spend! ***

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 but right now, you can pick it up for only $99, as well as a free $25 windows store gift card! 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! It’s only $119 $99, 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.

Elsewhere in Canada, this tablet is currently priced at $119 from Walmart, Best Buy and Future Shop too.

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

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 1

Microsoft Canada: $60 Off Xbox One with Evolve Pre-Order

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

Microsoft Canada: $60 Off Xbox One with Evolve Pre Order

Pre-Order the game Evolve for $69.99, and receive $60 off the Xbox One Console of your choice from Microsoft Canada.

Add both the console of your choice and the Evolve game to your cart for the discount to apply. This is a rather interesting deal as the Evolve game is $69.99, so you are essentially paying only $10 for a brand new Xbox game – if you want to look at it that way. The qualifying consoles are:

Now, this is only a deal if you are planning to get this game anyway. I price checked the game against Amazon, and they have it on pre-order for $69 so it is not like this game is selling for a lot cheaper elsewhere. The title will be released on the 10th of February 2015.

I do not know much about the game, but here is a synopsis from Amazon:

The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you Evolve, the next generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Stalk your prey, execute your attack and prove you are the apex predator in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches.

This game is all about having fun with your friends. Grab three friends to go kill the big bad predator before it kills you. Choose a hunting style that best suits your personality, be it Trapper, Support, Assault, or Medic. There are different modes where even the flora and fauna are evil – you need to use them for your advantage or they will kill you.

Receive free shipping on all orders at the Microsoft Store Canada.

(Expiry: 16th February 2015)

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January 22

Microsoft Store: Bonus $10 Xbox Gift Card with Select Game Pre-Orders

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Microsoft Store: Bonus $10 Xbox Gift Card with Select Game Pre Orders

Enjoy a bonus $10 Xbox Gift Card with the pre-order of select Xbox games at the Microsoft Store.

If you are planning to pre-order any games, you might as well get a nice little bonus with them since you will be paying full price for the game. Eligible titles for the bonus $10 gift card start at $49.99 and go up to $259.99.

For $49.99, you can pre-purchase Rugby 2015 for Xbox One. The title will not be released until the 24th of February, so you have approximately one month to wait. Be the pro-player you never had the figure for when you grab this game full of breathtaking kicks, tackles, and passes. The bonus $10 Xbox gift card does not hurt either.

Perhaps the most anticipated title of the New Year, Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One is available for pre-order. Flop down $69.99 and get a bonus $10 Xbox Gift Card digital code with your purchase. Unfortunately, you will have to wait a while on this one; it is not scheduled for release until the end of December! If you follow the Halo franchise, then you know just how amazing this video game title has been in the past. The new version brings an all-new Arena multiplayer mode and new campaigns to keep you awake for days on end.

I think I need to play my current Final Fantasy game before my hubby will let me purchase another one. However, if you already came out of your locked bedroom covered in Cheetos dust, then pre-order Final Fantasy Type-0 HD at Microsoft. The game retails for $69.99 and will not be released until the end of 2015.

For pre-orders, you are required to give your credit card information and authorization but you will not be charged until the game is shipped. However, your bank may charge you a small reversible card-checking fee – but that should disappear within a few days. This way, your pre-order is a win-win situation as you can always cancel the order if you find it cheaper elsewhere.

There is a limit of one $10 gift card per qualifying Xbox One or Xbox 360 game title purchased for up to three game titles per person. Thus, this promotion can give you up to $30 in Xbox gift cards with your pre-orders. Shipping is free on all orders with Microsoft Canada.

(Expiry: 30th June 2016)

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January 20

Microsoft Store: $200 Off Nokia Lumia 1020 – Now $349

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Microsoft Store: $200 Off Nokia Lumia 1020   Now $349

The Microsoft Store is offering an unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 for $200 off its retail price. Originally $549, the phone is now on sale for $349 with no contract.

This phone comes with two colour options: black or yellow. The black is already out of stock, but could be restocked as this deal goes into February. While the yellow is a bit flamboyant in terms of colour, that has its benefits. First, it will be a lot harder to misplace your phone. In addition, if you do misplace your phone, it will be easier to find a bright yellow device than a black phone.

The Nokia Lumia has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen with the phone being slightly larger. The 41-megapixel camera will take good quality selfies and pictures of your cat while the 32 GB storage will handle all the apps you can load on it (along with a good supply of pictures). The phone is Windows 8.1 ready. That means it comes with Windows 8 and you need to run the update when you receive the phone.

Reviews are mostly positive, with a few negative and mediocre thrown in for a good mix. One reviewer said:

love this. wanted an alternative to android that performed well. got it in this beauty. the photos are amazing and the item is not as complex and fast as a lot of other phones, but it delivers reliable and beautiful service to windows users.

Some people have experienced issues with the battery. Several reviewers say that the phone can eat through 70% of its battery on days of heavy use. That appears to be the primary complaint from the few people who were very dissatisfied with the phone. However, most reviewers actually love the phone. 19/28 reviews are for a full 5/5 stars and even with the negative reviews, the phone still averages a 4.1/5 star rating.

While yellow might not be my first choice for a phone – oh wait, it would match my car! – this is still a very good deal on an unlocked phone with no contract. Take this phone to your favourite carrier and feel free to move carriers when you see a better deal. That is what I do with my phone.

Receive free shipping on all orders at Microsoft Canada.

(Expiry: 13th February 2015)

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January 9

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe – $70

Posted by on January 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Future Shop: $79 Off Microsoft Office 365 Personal & McAfee 2015 LiveSafe   $70

Oh did I find a fantastic deal for you my dear Moosers! Upgrade both your Microsoft Office and your anti-virus at the same time with this bundle deal from Future Shop Canada. When you purchase Microsoft Office 365 Personal and McAfee 2015 LiveSafe together, save $79 off the original retail value of $149.99. Purchase this software bundle for just $69.99.

No one else has these two items bundled together (except Best Buy) so for price comparing I had to look at the two software packages seperatly. First, McAfee 2015 LiveSafe retails for the following at other retailers:

  • $79.99 @ McAfee Canada
  • $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $79.99 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

In addition, retailers sell Microsoft Office 365 Personal for the following:

  • $69 @ Microsoft Store Canada
  • $69 @ Amazon Canada
  • $69 @ Staples Canada
  • $69 @ Best Buy & Future Shop (when sold individually)

Essentially, you are paying for Microsoft Office 365 Personal and receiving the deluxe anti-virus software for only 99 cents more. This is a fantastic deal as both programs come fully loaded with everything you would ever need.

McAfee 2015 LiveSafe protects your computer from viruses, malware, hackers, and identity thieves. The software package blocks spam and dangerous email that could harm your computer or harbour viruses. McAfee offers unlimited protection for all the devices that you own – tablets and phones are included. There is also a SafeKey Password Manager to keep all your valuable information safe. This is McAfee’s best anti-virus software as it includes everything their other software packages have and more.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal gives you all Microsoft Office has to offer for one PC (or Mac), one tablet (including iPad), and one smart phone. If you own a PC, you will receive Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. If you own a Mac, the versions are from a few years ago but your subscription entitles you to the new versions when they are released. Mac users will enjoy Office 2011 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Download OneNote for Mac from the Mac App Store. The software for your tablet and phone also depends upon what operating system you have.

Both of these software packages are a one-year subscription, as per usual. I am running 2010 software on my PC right now, and I must say this deal makes it tempting to upgrade.

Receive free shipping as this package costs greater than $25.

(Expiry: 15th January 2015)

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December 30

$200 Off Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA 15″ Laptop @ Microsoft Store Canada – Now $300 Was $500 & Free Shipping

Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 6:40 PM

$200 Off Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA 15 Laptop @ Microsoft Store Canada   Now $300 Was $500 & Free ShippingRight now, you can get the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA signature edition laptop for just $299 at the Microsoft Store, instead of its original price of $499 ($200 in savings). This laptop has been popping in and out of stock every since the Microsoft Store’s Boxing Week Sale began, so here’s your chance to get it but be quick about it!

The 15.6″ ASUS Transformer book flip laptop features the folllowing noteworthy specs:

  • HD touch screen
  • Intel Core i3
  • 4GB memory
  • 500 hard drive
  • up to 5 hour battery life

What sets this laptop apart from the rest is that it’s a “book flip”, which means that you can flip the screen whichever you want, anywhere from 0 to 360 degrees. You can use it as a regular lapotp or you can push the screen the other way to essentially flip the laptop on itself and use it as a tablet.

If I didn’t already have a tablet and a laptop, I would definitely get it just for this feature alone because not only is the screen large enough to fit most needs, but it’s nice to have the convenience of basically having two gadgets in one (as it acts as both a tablet and a laptop).

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it on the Microsoft Store’s site:

Going to start by saying that if you can catch this computer on sale, that it really is an amazing deal and bang for your buck […] I use my laptop for streaming video/music, iTunes, browsing, and running Office 365. I noticed no performance issues or slowdowns. The speaker quality on the laptop is fantastic at this price point, and I got about 7 hours of battery on my first charge cycle, better than I expected considering Microsoft said up to 5 hours. Touchscreen is also very responsive and noticed no issues. 

The Microsoft Store always offers free shipping, so apart from taxes, you won’t have to pay any additional fees. I ordered from the Microsoft Store not too long ago and I have to admit that I was very surprised when the mailman rang my doorbell with my order as soon as two days later.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 25

Free Wedge Touch Mouse with Office 365 Home Subscription @ Microsoft.ca ($50 Value)

Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Free Wedge Touch Mouse with Office 365 Home Subscription @ Microsoft.ca ($50 Value)

Purchase a 1-year subscription for Office 365 and receive a wedge touch mouse, valued at $49.99, free of charge. A year of Office 365 Home will cost just $99 in comparison to the $10 monthly rate.

This offer is only available when you purchase a one-year auto-renewal subscription. It is not valid with the monthly home subscription or the personal subscription. There is a difference between the home and the personal versions: Home is for five PCs or Macs plus five iPads or Tablets. With the personal version, you only receive one copy for your desktop and one for your tablet.

Each user will receive one TB of space on OneDrive. You also receive 60 minutes of of Skype calls per month to over 60 countries included in the subscription. For one-year, you will be able to talk for 720 minutes free to almost any country in the world.

The following applications are included in Microsoft Office 365 Home:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Skype

Now, I am on a Windows based computer and hate it. I do not hate the computer; I actually hate the software so much it hurts. However, Apple does not make decent gaming computers so I am stuck. I would personally dump Outlook the second you get it – I find it horribly infuriating. The only nice thing about it is the organization and synchronization between your devices.

Now, despite my hate for Windows, I do like several features. Excel is still one of the best spreadsheet programs around. If you have not learned how to use a spreadsheet program yet, please take a half hour and go over the basics. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort. I also am rather fond of OneNote. I practically store everything that I need to remember in there. I like the coloured tabs. OneNote also has an auto-backup system somewhere because I accidentally deleted everything and managed to restore it all.

While many people underestimate Skype, it is a fantastic program for chatting and video conferencing. I love the 60 free minutes per month included in this deal, as I have relatives overseas.

Now, to get the mouse you need to click through to buy. The mouse will be on the next screen and you need to check the box beside it to add it to your cart. Make sure both items are in your cart before checking out. The Wedge Touch Mouse is a funky little mouse that connects to your device via Bluetooth. It supports multi-touch control and swipe functions.

Receive free shipping on your order.

(Expiry: 31st January 2015)

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