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April 9

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 9:30 PM

MEC Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum

Holy spuds Mountain Equipment Co-op has an unheard of free shipping with no minimum offer! Usually they require a $50 minimum which can be the difference between buying a great deal or not, so take advantage of this offer before it ends.

Let us give this deal some perspective. In the over four years I have been blogging for Bargainmoose, we have only ever blogged about Mountain Equipment Co-op having a free shipping offer once. Yes, only once before, and yes, I am going shopping!

Their clearance section is the god of all sports apparel clearance sections in my humble opinion. You can find some truly incredible deals there just waiting to be made yours. For example, this MEC Opti Short‑Sleeved Top (Men’s) was $29 and is now just $5. Yes, an athletic men’s top on sale for a fiver that will be shipped to you for free. Are you clicking ‘purchase’ yet?

Another fantastic deal for the guys is this MEC Circuit Sleeveless Jersey that is on sale from $32 down to just $5. The sale price is only for the grey. The other colours are still full price.

For the women try out these MEC Aether Shorts that were $35 and are on sale for $9. Pair the short with this MEC Reflection Tee that was $32 and is also now $9 for a full outfit that costs you only $18.

There are so many deals, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. SHOP. THIS. DEAL!

(Expiry: 15th April 2014)

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March 26

MEC: 80% Off MEC Poise Sleeveless Top – Now $5

Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 3:30 PM

MEC: 80% Off MEC Poise Sleeveless Top   Now $5

Mountain Equipment Co-op has some really fantastic deals once in a while and I just found one! Pick up this MEC Poise Sleeveless Top (Women’s) for only $5, originally $25!

This top is going to sell out really fast and has already sold out in some colour and size combinations. It is currently still available in Katie Blue sizes small, medium, and large as well as size large in the Virtual Pink.

Besides the fantastic price, what is so great about this top? It is a medium weight moisture wicking fabric that is cut long so that the top will not ride up while you are running or jogging. It is a semi-relaxed slim fit for comfort sake and makes a great basic athletic top to be worn alone or layered under another top. If you are wearing it alone on a hot summer night then you will be grateful for the stretchy reflective tape that has been placed at the seams so people can see you.

This is an amazing deal as you are saving $20 per shirt you buy. MEC has a flat rate shipping of $6.50 or you can get orders of $50 or more shipped for free.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
July 17

Mountain Equipment Co-op: Clearance Bicycles – Urban to Mountain – Save Up To $550

Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Mountain Equipment Co op: Clearance Bicycles   Urban to Mountain   Save Up To $550

Time for a bike upgrade? Check out some of the great options on clearance at MEC!

There are five bicycles on clearance.

I used to bike all the time and I miss it dearly. I was riding a $750 bike before I quit, and I had a choice of a $2000 bike or a $2000 laptop. I went with the laptop, but sometimes I regret that. Biking was just so liberating. You could go anywhere with a bike. You can do trails, urban drops, street riding, trails – whatever you want. It’s just fun. And that’s not even mentioning the health stuff. I suspect that if I had gotten the bike instead of the laptop, I’d be in far better shape than I am now.

If I was still in to biking, I’d be making regular trips to the nearest Mountain Equipment Co-op (in Halifax, six hours away, in case anyone at MEC is reading and looking at putting up a new location) for gear. Of course, MEC.ca would be a constant spot for me to look. I bought a bunch of climbing gear from them once and the staff was incredibly helpful and knew their stuff, so if you aren’t sure of any of these bikes (although if you’re spending $3000 on a bike, you likely know what you’re doing), I’m sure you could call or email them and they’d be able to help you.

I think the MEC Skyway looks pretty cool. It’s an urban bicycle, so people who are sick of driving in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or whatever other traffic-congested city you might be in would find this bike quite useful. If you’re hitting the trails and the muck, well, maybe not. The Skyway is meant specifically for driving through the streets, so it’s perfect for city-dwellers looking to get to work or the store without their car.

Shipping is free, but they do not ship to rural or remote locations or to P.O. boxes. So, if you go stand by the side of the street in front of your house and all you can see around you is wheat or snow or trees, you might want to call them and make sure you can have gear shipped to you.

Do you bike? Let me know in the comments below!

(Image credit: Jeff)

(Expires: Unknown)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
February 28

MEC Canada: Clearance Sale

Posted by on February 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

MEC Canada: Clearance Sale

Mountain Equipment Coop Canada has great deals on discontinued items. Quantities are limited!

Men, women, and children’s outerwear and clothing are on sale. The discounts are big enough they even caught my attention: and I am a hard sell! Check out these:

There are 449 products on sale – I know, crazy! Just pick your person (man | woman | child ) and go shopping! I checked out the women’s section and was surprised by how many really good deals there were.

My favourite, though not the best deal, is this MEC Peacoat Jacket (Women’s) that was $165 and is now $99. I love peacoats because they dress up jeans and they flatter the body much better than just a regular jacket. It is available in dark blue or dark purple – but I prefer the dark blue.

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.

Expiry: Unknown

Moose Rating (4 votes)
January 28

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada: 50% Off Clearance Items

Posted by on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Mountain Equipment Co op Canada: 50% Off Clearance Items

Mountain Equipment Co-op claims they don’t have sales, instead they have clearance prices on discontinued items. There are some great deals here at Mountain Equipment Co-op on some fine merchandise.

This men’s Northern Lite Ultra jacket is water-resistant, with mapped insulation to give you warmth in the places you need it, and streamlined where you don’t. The hood is helmet-compatible with a reinforced brim to keep precipitation out of your eyes. There’s even a headphone port for your music player. This is a great hiking or skiing jacket, and quite the deal at only $95, regularly $185.

The description for this women’s DWR-treated down jacket says that it is a great deal at less than $250, so it must be a super awesome deal at only $135 (reg. $230). This is a really warm jacket stays dry and is compact and packable, which is great for extended tours and alpine expeditions. The baffled construction makes sure the insulation stays in place. This is a durable and practical jacket for a great price.

This Neve down youth’s vest is perfect for the cool Spring or Fall weather. In fashionable orange or blue, this lightweight and compressible jacket fits right in your child’s backpack so they have it when they need it. This is a great deal at only $27, regularly $55. I’ve purchased vests at that price at a much lower quality.

Although this item is not technically on sale, it is a great price (I’ve paid way more for it in the past) and one of the most important baby items I’ve ever bought. This one-piece long-sleeved NoZone sun suit is a godsend. With a UPF of over 50, this suit keeps your child protected from the sun without sunscreen, which I find really important, since I don’t believe in sunscreen on small children because of all the harmful chemicals. This suit dries super quick, so your child isn’t sitting there in a full body suit freezing and sopping wet. The fabric almost seems dry right out of the water. Only $35.

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more.

Expiry: Unknown

Moose Rating (3 votes)
February 26

MEC Canada: Sleeping Bags on Clearance

Posted by on February 26, 2012 at 3:30 PM

MEC Canada: Sleeping Bags on Clearance

The MEC clearance section is just ripe with deals right now: and I found a whole bunch of sleeping bags and pads on sale.

Check out some of these deals:

Pretty good deals for sleeping bags from Mountain Equipment Coop. Each has it’s own perks… like the Pharaoh with is made with goose down insulation and you can choose from a right or left zipper.

Expiry: Unknown

Moose Rating (4 votes)
November 1

MEC: 25% Off Continental Town And Country Bike Tires

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

MEC: 25% Off Continental Town And Country Bike Tires

I recently sold my car and moved to Vancouver where I’ve become a cycling fanatic. As any cyclist knows, having the appropriate tires for biking conditions is paramount. But Vancouver has a mix of paved paths and some of the best trail riding our country has to offer. Tires that roll easy on pavement, aren’t necessarily the best for off-roading, where you need more grip. Enter the Continental Town and Country to give you the best of both worlds in one tire.

I paid $50 for mine several years ago and now you can get them for $30 (Reg $40) from Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about them:

I am extremely happy with this tire. On their website, Continental even boasts that Police bike units all across the globe use this tire. Strong, Durable and versatile. How could you go wrong with this all-around tire? I look forward to the thousands of kilometers this tire can roll to. (MEC does have the cheapest price)

I’ve personally ridden on these tires for almost 1000 kms, through mud, rain, a little ice, on long flats and steeps hills, and even through broken glass and they still look new and have never been punctured.

Shipping is free if you spend at least $50, so a pair of these tires won’t cost you anything to ship.

Moose Rating (3 votes)
September 21

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada: Free Bike Safety Check

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Mountain Equipment Co op Canada: Free Bike Safety Check

Bike season might soon be over, but you still have time to get your bike into Mountain Equipment Canada for a free bike safety check.

If you or your child’s bike is in need of repairs, you can bring your bike in and a bike mechanic will inspect it, and recommend the service needed based on your bike’s condition. From the link above you can also click on your city to find out the tune up prices in your area and the additional services available.

Speaking specifically about children’s bikes, Fiona from Vancouver’s Bike Shop says,

Don’t forget we’re happy to do a free safety check on your kid’s bike at MEC’s Bike Shops. You don’t have to book an appointment, and we can usually do it in ten to fifteen minutes while you wait or shop. We’ll make any repair recommendations and you can decide for yourself whether you want them.

I’d suggest safety checking your child’s bike at least twice a year. In spring, because that’s when most bikes get pulled out of storage, and in the fall, because that’s when many kids will be riding their bikes to school after putting a lot of wear and tear on them over the summer.

My bike definitely needs an overhaul. I’m pretty sure I’ve got loose brakes among other things. While I’m not ready to upgrade to a new bike, I’d like this one to last for a few more years.

Moose Rating (5 votes)
August 7

Mountain Equipment Coop: Free Shipping

Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Mountain Equipment Coop: Free Shipping

Thank you to Mooser Mylene for sending this deal to us, it is delightful! MEC is offering free shipping across Canada in celebration of 40 years. This free shipping ends the 14th of September, so start taking advantage!

My favourite place on the MEC website is, of course, the Clearance section. Check out these deals I found:

There are a lot of deals on the MEC clearance section and if you run, cycle, rock climb or just spend a lot of time outdoors: make sure to check them out. It is a great time to buy online from MEC, with free shipping and all.

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 24

MEC: Free Shipping on orders over $40

Posted by on March 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

MEC: Free Shipping on orders over $40

MEC rarely has sales. In fact they are so rare, I don’t remember one. However, to celebrate 40 years of existence Mountain Equipment Co-op is offering free shipping on orders of $40+. Thanks to Mooser Mylene for sending us this deal!

This does not apply to oversized items like skis, and max weight is 30 kgs. Any orders under $40 will ship for $6.50. For all the rules and regs. read here.

Of course the first place I hit on their website is the clearance section. They have 4 long pages of glorious discounted products for you to peruse. I immediately decided that the MEC Cortina 2 Pullover Hoodie (Women’s) regularly $49 now $33 deserved a closer look.

Deal expires the 20th, April 2011.

Moose Rating (3 votes)
February 17

MEC: Clearance Items Make for Great Discounts

Posted by on February 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM

MEC: Clearance Items Make for Great Discounts

Mountain Equipment Coop has added some new products to their clearance section for amazing discounts. MEC is a bit of a religion where I live, so I wanted to share with our Moosers just incase we have any serious MEC-ers out there!

Check in at the Clearance Section here

Some of the best deals:

Really amazing deals in the clearance section right now. Limited sizes though, so shop as early as possible. Thanks to Moosers Jonathan and Daniel for this deal!

Moose Rating (4 votes)
September 14

MEC: Clearance Section Gives Good Discounts

Posted by on September 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM

MEC: Clearance Section Gives Good Discounts

If you don’t know MEC – you aren’t Canadian. Just kidding, but really… it is SUCH a Canadian thing. Mountain Equipment Coop is almost like a sort of religion of it’s own: an active, get off the couch and dust off your sneakers religion.

MEC makes it fairly clear they don’t have sales. What they do have is a clearance section both in-store and (as I discovered recently) on-line that is like an on going sale. You can expect discounts to range but I found the average to be around 30% off.

You will need to have a membership to buy from MEC as it is a coop – those are like, $5 for your lifetime.

To give you an example of some of their clearance discounts:

So for those of you fond of MEC items, check out the online clearance section. I have always found it easier to browse than the in-store clearance.

You can do in store pick up!

Moose Rating (4 votes)