Microsoft

April 26

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Microsoft Canada is selling the gorgeous MSI GP60 Leopard-665 Signature Edition Gaming Laptop on sale from $899 down to $809.10 with free shipping with educational discount.

Now, I discovered something interesting at the Microsoft Store. You just need to pick a province and an institution. You do not actually need to supply your student ID, so almost anyone could – if they wanted – take advantage of this deal. You just need to click ‘educational store’, put in your province and your institution, and it will give you the discounted price.

Microsoft Canada: MSI Leopard (i7, 8GB, 1TB) Gaming Laptop Only $809

Now, you may think that 10% off a laptop is not that big. However, I chose this laptop for a special reason. I was looking for the least expensive laptop with an i7 processor. I was personally looking for myself and for a friend of mine who wants speed. I told him about this laptop and he said “but I don’t game” and I said, “it doesn’t really matter – gaming laptops are built for speed.” The MSI GP60 Leopard-665 Signature Edition Gaming Laptop is one of the cheapest laptops I can find with in i7 processor and good stats.

The laptop’s stats are as follows:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24-millimeter) Full HD display
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ
  • 8GB memory/1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics

Now, I price compared this laptop with NCIX.com where I found the same model but different stats. The MSI GP60 Leopard laptop with i5-4210H processor, 8GB RAM, and 750GB hard drive costs $949.99. So, you are paying $140 more for a slower processor and a smaller hard drive.

Now, I also found the one that matches the stats sold by the Microsoft Store. The MSI GP60 Leopard i7 4700HQ, 8GB, 1TB, with the same graphics card costs $1099.99. While they advertise a mail-in-rebate that drops the price to $1039.99, this laptop is still $230 more expensive at NCIX.com than it is at Microsoft Canada.

I also checked out prices on Amazon Canada. The same configuration with a slightly better graphics card costs $1099.00 at Amazon Canada. There is a secondary marketplace seller that is selling the same stats and graphic card MSI laptop for $1091.16.

Essentially, this is a very good price for this laptop. Even comparing with base i7 models, you can rarely find a laptop with an i7 processor for under $800. There are a few, but they generally have very small hard drives (half the size), half the RAM, and a normal graphics card.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 14

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Windows Phone Cases & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Windows Phone Cases & Free Shipping

Head over to Microsoft Canada in order to save 50% on all Windows phone cases. Your order, however much or little it may be, will also qualify for free shipping.

These phone cases fit various models of the Nokia Lumia as it runs the Windows operating system. All cases are 50% off, so you can pick up a new case or your first case on sale.

First, let us talk about my favourite case. The MiniDots Case for Nokia Lumia 635 is on sale from $24 down to $12. Talk about adorable – this case has a white background with multi-colour dots on it. You will find that one of the dots is not truly a dot… but rather a mischievous little monkey come to have fun.

Next, the SPECK Nokia Lumia 1020 Candyshell looks pretty awesome. At first glance, the case looks like some one-eyed alien (related to the eight-ball) wrapped around your phone. Sideways, it looks like the face of a camera. However you see this case, the design rocks and the colour combinations are fierce. Choose between black/white and yellow/black. Originally $34.95, the case is on sale for $17.47. The same case is $38.99 at Mobile Fun Canada.

One reviewer said:

I have owned this for almost three months and it has been a great shell so far. The rubber grips on the back are starting to pull away from the plastic a bit from brushing on my pockets, but overall, it looks great on the phone and offers good protection.

My third favourite case takes us back to the Nokia Lumia 635. I enjoy the pattern on this Bella Lace Case for Nokia Lumia 635. You see, I have a bit of an obsession with lacy underthings. A case like this looks like a gorgeous lace bodysuit or a pair of lace stockings: fabulous. It is very feminine and chic! Originally $24, this case is now on sale for $12.

These are very good prices for nice cell phone cases. You can pick the durability level and the design that suits your lifestyle. This deal is made even better with Microsoft’s free shipping policy. Even on a $12 cell phone case, you will get it shipped to your house free of charge. It is hard to get better than that.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 9

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Microsoft Canada: Xbox One Just Dance 2015 Was $45 | Now $25 & Free Shipping

We haven’t seen a deal like this on Just Dance 2015 since the short term deal we blogged for Cyber Monday! Just Dance 2015 for the Xbox One is on sale from $44.99 down to $24.99 with free shipping.

Price comparisons ensue! This game would cost you a lot more money if you were to buy it at any other retailer right now. Just Dance 2015 retails for:

  • $47.95 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.99 @ The Source Canada

As you can see, none of the other traditional game retailers have this game on sale – and most certainly not for this price. In fact, Microsoft’s regular price is even cheaper than all the other sellers right now. EB Games is missing from this list, but their server is down (as of this post) so I could not compare.

There are some bonuses with the 2015 edition of the game you know and love. Just Dance now includes phone and tablet support for the game. You can download a free app on your smart phone or tablet that will let you play the game on the go!

Reviews for this title are mixed. most people thing they did not add enough to this new version of the game to make it worth buying. Others appreciate the attention paid to community, but hate how the game is not compatible with DLC. However, if you are new to the game or bought an Xbox One and need a few more games to play, this might just be a great pick. As one reviewer says:

So if you can set your cynicism aside and gather your three least inhibited friends (and maybe some of their kids or younger siblings), Just Dance 2015 can be one of the most fun games you’ll play this year.

I have wanted to try a game like this for ages. I love dancing – in the privacy of my own home – and think this would be a great way to burn off a few calories. As another reviewer on Metacritic said:

Just be forewarned—it took less than twenty minutes as a casual player to build up a sweat, so make sure you plan your wardrobe and company accordingly.

That sounds like an excellent way to burn off a few Easter chocolates, and maybe an entire Easter bunny over a weekend.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 8

Microsoft Canada: Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Were $450 | Now $230 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

 

Microsoft Canada: Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Were $450 | Now $230 & Free Shipping

Oh my god – I just had a heart attack! The coveted (by me)Parrot Zik by Starck Wireless Headphones are on sale from $449.99 down to $229.99 with free shipping from Microsoft Canada.

I have wanted these headphones since they first came out. Not only do they look absolutely gorgeous in their black frame. The Parrot Zik are unlike anything else you have ever used. The earpiece is touch controlled. Slide your finger up or down on the right earpiece to raise or lower the volume. You can also slide your finger side to side to skip to the next track.

there is also a proximity locator built into the headset. The Parrot can tell when you take the headset off and it automatically pauses your music. This is a pretty cool feature as I sometimes forget to pause my music and then when I put my headset back on –  am several tracks down the list and have used up additional battery power playing music I was not listening to.

For true audiophiles, you can change the acoustics and sound space using Parrot’s Audio Suite app from your smart phone or tablet.

Now, I assume the Parrot Zik is discounted deeply because the Parrot Zik 2.0 version was just released. This new version also makes it awfully hard to find the older version to price compare. However, I did find it at a few places:

  • $328.38 @ Amazon Canada (marketplace)
  • $329.99 + $11.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $429.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com

The cheapest price I could find on any website in Canada was $277.69 plus shipping. However, I did not know that website all too well to know if it was credible. Even so, Microsoft Canada is selling the Parrot Zik for less. In fact, the cheapest price i have ever seen before was this deal on a refurbished set for $240 that I blogged about before. Microsoft’s price is officially the cheapest I have ever seen this headset.

The new Parrot Zik 2.0 headsets retail for $429.99 so I highly recommend the first version of this headset to save a bundle of money. They are not only aesthetically beautiful, but have great sound quality as well. One reviewer said:

These headphones have far surpassed my expectations. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic. Crisp clear sound in every range. It appears that the manufacturer spared no expense in the construction of these and the materials to build them. I am very impressed by the comfort of these as well. Several times I have forgotten that I was wearing them! If you enjoy and appreciate your music as much as I do I highly recommend these. You’ll be as impressed as I am. I guarantee it.

I think I need to find room for $230 plus tax in my budget – I need to own a pair of these headphones!

(Expiry: unknown)

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April 8

Microsoft Canada: Wireless Mobile Mouse Was $16 | Now $10 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Microsoft Canada: Wireless Mobile Mouse Was $16 | Now $10 & Free Shipping

Need a cheap mouse to throw in your backpack, take to school, or use at work? Pick up the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 on sale from $15.95 down to $9.99 with free shipping.

I really like this deal. Mice tend to last me a few years before the laser starts jumping or something breaks. Thus, I do not want to spend much money on a new mouse when it only lasts a few years. This mouse deal is hot, in my books, because the mouse is only $10, it comes with free shipping, and you get to choose from a bunch of colours!

Are you tired of black mice? I know that I am. Pick out your new mouse from a variety of colours:

  • Black
  • Wool Blue
  • Light Orchid
  • Flame Red
  • Purple

I am not a big fan of pink but the Light Orchid is a really nice colour! I would choose either it or the purple.

Now, I price compared this mouse with several other retailers. The same Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 costs:

  • $15.95 + shipping @ Amazon Canada
  • $12.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com
  • $12.99 + $7.34 shipping @ Newegg Canada

Already Microsoft gives you the bonus advantage of free shipping, so it would be rather hard to beat this deal. Honestly, at $10 I might just get two! I can save one for when the other breaks down or I could give it as a gift to one of my not so technologically inclined friends who are always breaking theirs. Do not throw your mouse at the wall when you miss out on a good deal!

This mouse is a fantastic basic unit. It connects to your computer or tablet via USB. When the small USB receiver is not in use, just store it right inside the mouse so you do not lose it. The mouse is made for right or left-handed people – so feel free to switch hands when fatigue sets in. The mouse also has a scroll wheel for easy navigation.

Pick up this mouse my dear little Moosers! I would be buying this if I had not just ordered a mouse for $16 less than a week ago. This is a better deal I must say!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 31

Microsoft Canada: Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $100 | Now $60 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 8:31 PM

Microsoft Canada: Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $100 | Now $60 & Free Shipping

Microsoft Canada has discounted the lovely little Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker from $99.99 down to $59.99 with free shipping.

I could not find this speaker at many Canadian retailers, but I did find it at a few. Here is what you would pay at the competition for this mighty little speaker:

  • $69.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $78.92 @ Amazon Canada
  • $87.99 + $7.60 shipping @ Newegg Canada now
  • $99.98 @ Best Buy Canada

All the Jabra mini speakers I found at other retailers are in red (and one yellow one) – Microsoft Canada appears to be the only one in Canada to sell the black speaker. I think the black speaker looks the best and I would certainly choose it over the red.

Why do you need the Jabra? Well, this is your do it all sort of speaker. The mini device is small enough to go anywhere and yet packs big sound with two powerful speakers. Eight hours of play time will give you a good charge while you are out seeing the world or relaxing in a hotel room or outside having a BBQ. The Jabra Solemate is dust and splash resistant. That does not mean you can drop it in the pool (do not do that) but it can withstand the usual pumps and scrapes of travelling. This is possible because the speaker has an all-over rubber coating for protection.

The mini Jabra connects to any device via Bluetooth or NFC if you have it. You can control the speaker from your phone even when you are sitting across the room. Just hook up your iPhone or android for endless music on the go. I think this is a sweet little speaker with a lot of promise.

While there are many wireless speakers produced these days, my travel speaker must always be able to withstand a little rough treatment. That is why I really like the rubber coating on this one. If you accidentally drop the speaker, or it gets shoved into your backpack with a leaky water bottle… there is a much better chance this speaker will survive and live to blare music another day.

As with all orders at Microsoft Canada, the speaker receives free shipping to your home.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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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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